Thursday, June 4, 2009

Judge Sonia Sotomayor Does Confront Bias Suspicions

By Anthony J. Sepe


The Associated Press poll suggests that Americans have a more positive view of Judge Sotomayor than they did of any of former President George Bush’s nominees to the high court.  Sotomayor, who would be the high court’s first Hispanic and its third woman, told senators she would follow the law, as a judge without letting her life experiences inappropriately influence her decisions.  “Ultimately and completely, a judge has to follow the law no matter what their upbringing has been,”  said Senator Patrick Leahy, quoting the nominee as saying in their closed-door session.  Thank goodness that the Court nominee can meet with lawmakers and that the Judiciary Committee Chairman, can actively listen.  Thank goodness that our calories don’t know the difference between day and night!  Now, that doesn’t mean that we have a license to eat anything we want without caution, it does mean we can eat, with moderation.  Our bodies need a constant supply of energy, but I’m referring to non-nutrient dense items.  While we can’t change age, gender or our heredity, we can significantly make an impact upon our body and increase the amount of energy we burn.


Like meat, black beans supply protein and iron.  They also are rich in fiber, provide folate, and have no fat.  Serve this dish as an appetizer, or pair it with a green salad for a light, but filling low calorie, low-point lunch.  And, because of my love of food, my passion about weight loss and love and passion for Weight Watcher’s, here’s a great recipe for you today:




8-(6”) corn tortillas

1 (15-16oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (8oz) jar salsa


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2-baking sheets with cooking spray. Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges.  Spread out the wedges on the baking sheets and bake until crisp, ~10-15 minutes.  While the tortillas are baking, combine the beans and the salsa, and place in a bowl.  Place the tortillas in a basket and serve with the dip.  Makes 4 Servings; 5 points per serving.

Recipe Source: Weight Watcher’s.