Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Liver Cake and Lies

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Lies don’t matter. They did when I was growing up. Or maybe that’s just a lie my mother told me?

But one thing's for sure, they certainly don’t matter now. In fact, they’d become so prevalent, especially in our politics, that just as many believe them as those of us who seek out the truth, use logic, see them for the blatant manipulation that they are.

There seems to be some kind of contest going on, who can get away with the most absurd lie. And although there are a lot of front runners (it’s been neck and neck for years now) with trump barely leading the way, seems he’s being pushed aside. George Santos is currently in the lead. Which is impressive considering that the rest of the party cult seems to live by the watchword “no lie is too small, no lie is too large.” 

My only hope is that prize for winning is a room with bars on the door.

But listen, I’ve tried to be an honest person, and mostly succeeded, I think. But if our current culture is a no-hold-barred, throw out that filter and let ‘em rip lie fest, I may just try out a few. You know, in the name of science (well, if you’re one of the few people who still believe in science).

So, in keeping with what is apparently the new Golden Rule "lie unto others as you have seen others lie unto you," here goes:

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To the family:

~ I just got home but sure, I'll do the laundry, you’ll have plenty of clean underwear in the morning.

Followed the next day by:
~ No, those shorts aren’t see-through, I can’t at all tell you had to go commando today.
~ That isn't Cheetos dust around my mouth, it's a new makeup I'm trying. Yes, on my fingers too.

~ I'm not still upset about our argument, and no, I haven't seen the remote to the TV down in your man cave.

~ I was just about to take pictures for the blog, but sure, go ahead and try the cake, I made it for an April Fools blog post, there's a little bit of chopped liver and barely a hint of onion, let me know what you think.

Pineapple Cake with Dark Cherries | recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake

Pineapple Cake with Dark Cherries
To no one and every one:
~ I have no problem with people giving away the ending of a book in their book reviews. 

~ Go ahead and pretend you didn't see your dog using my lawn as a toilet. You're actually doing me a favor. After all, it's free fertilizer.

~ Politicians should not be held accountable when their lies threaten the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of Americans. After all, it's in the job description.
~ What was in the minds of our forefathers, when writing the constitution, was that the right to bear arms not be intended as a means to defend our country, but to ensure the freedom of future citizens to carry assault weapons into schools, grocery stores, and movie theaters. 

~ Lies in particular, and dishonesty in general, help build a cohesive, healthy, productive society. 

I may have choked on that last one. 
OK, I may not quite be up to the task of being the new front runner.

That's alright, I didn't want to spend the next few years in a room with an exposed toilet, anyway.

And as much as lying may have provided momentary amusement, none of my lies had any real, life altering impact. No one's grandma died while I was vehemently, publicly denying the existence of a deadly virus.

But they were still lies, still meant, not so much to manipulate, but to deceive. And in the end, they are harmful, even if only to my own self-esteem.


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Pineapple Cake with Dark Cherries         

Printable Recipe

7 frozen pitted dark cherries
1 can (8 oz) pineapple chunks
1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup pineapple juice

1 can (16 oz) cream cheese frosting
2 TBSP yellow sanding sugar, 
1 TBSP powdered sugar, 
1/2 tsp pineapple extract
2 TBSP pineapple juice

*Chop the cherries and thaw on paper towels.
*Drain the pineapple well, chop (don't shred), and place on paper towels.
*Grease and flour a 9 X 13 baking pan.
*Beat the cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, and 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice for 2 minutes. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
*Pat the chopped pineapple and cherries as dry as possile and sprinkle over the batter.
*Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, until the center springs back to the touch. Cool completely. Cut into 24 squares.
*Mix the cream cheese frosting with the sanding sugar, powdered sugar, pineapple extract, and remaining 2 TBSP pineapple juice. Place into a piping bag and pipe onto the squares. 


  1. This is exactly why I consider you my best friend! I love you dearly girlfriend.

    1. I love knowing that we agree on all of the important stuff.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, glad to have made my point (and managed to stay out of a room with an exposed toilet.

  3. Well said, it does not bode well that our leaders do not know right from wrong. What is even more disturbing is they still have the support of a portion of the people.

    1. Yes, a shockingly and dishearteningly large portion of the people.

  4. The fact that so many wholeheartedly believe the lies of a certain orange man even now - it's discouraging. And now, Tucker into the fray, with his cherry picked videos of J6 "proving" it was just another typical day. Feed me more cake!

    1. It's discouraging and it's horrifying that McCarthy is even getting away with turning the video over to just one person.

  5. If truth sets us free, lies chain us. The whole situation makes me sad.

    1. Yes, they do chain those of us with a conscience. Unfortunately, there seem to be few consequences lately, so those without a conscience are taking full advantage.

  6. My parents would weep. The truth was SO important to them!
    I just couldn't live with myself knowing I have intentionally misled someone!

    1. Yes, those of us with a moral compass couldn't live with ourselves. Those without a moral compass, though, are thrilled what they've found that lies can accomplish.

  7. I'm pretty sure you'd be a terrible liar.

  8. It's hard to know what to do in a land of liars and people who believe them except to hold up our heads above the tangled mess and just keep calling out liars and detangling the truth.

    1. I agree. The other thing we really need to do is fight for consequences.

  9. Lying is the one thing that bothers me about some people the most. I told my daughter when she was little, the worst thing you can do is lie to me and it's true. I just don't get it, just tell the truth. It's better than trying to remember all the lies upon lies you have to tell after you tell the first one.

    1. I used to tell my boys, before they did anything, think about whether you'd be comfortable admitting it. If it's something you feel like you might want to lie about, don't do it.


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