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Perfect paring of salty savory and buttery.

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Poached farm egg, onion and shallot confit, Castelvetrano olives and buttery fried breadcrumbs

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Oh Good Lord: Arsenio Hall Returning To Late Night TV

By Jueseppi B.


arsenio_hall_a_pIt’s official: Arsenio Hall is returning to television, partnering with CBS Television Distribution for a late-night talk show.



The Hollywood Reporter reports:


It’s Official: Arsenio Hall Returning to TV With Late-Night Talk Show


2:17 PM PDT 6/18/2012 by Lesley Goldberg

The late-night talk show from CBS Television Distribution has already been sold in all top 10 markets and 17 of the top 20, covering 52 percent of the country.



The project will see the former host of The Arsenio Hall Showreteam with CBSTVD, whose previous incarnation, Paramount Domestic Television, oversaw his syndicated late-night talker that ran from 1989-94.


“We’re excited to welcome Arsenio back to the family and partnering on his new, late-night syndicated talk show,” CBSTVD president John Nogawski said in announcing the news Monday. “Arsenio had a substantial following with his previous late-night show, and that same 18-34 audience is now right in the middle of the late-night core audience of 35-54. Years ago, he transcended time periods and attracted a crossover audience while bringing a fresh perspective to late night. That same need in the market exists today as when we originally launched. We are looking forward to the same success with Arsenio’s seasoned expertise and appeal in this genre.”


Hall’s new Monday-Friday entry will bow in fall 2013, with CBSTVD partnering with Tribune broadcasting stations for the show, which already has been sold in the top 10 markets and 17 of the top 20 — covering 52 percent of the country. With Tribune aboard, the strip will launch on 17 stations including WPIX New York and KTLA Los Angeles at 11 p.m. and WGN Chicago at 10 p.m.


The rest of the story can be found at The Hollywood Reporter.





Arsenio Hall is returning to late-night TV. He’s signed for a syndicated show with CBS Television Distribution to begin airing in the fall of 2013, it was announced Monday. It’s familiar territory for Hall, who hosted “The Arsenio Hall Show” between 1989 and 1994. That late-night syndicated talk show was produced by Paramount Domestic Television, which is now CBS Television Distribution.



“It’s an amazing feeling to be going home to my old friends and colleagues and firing upour night thing,” Hall said in statement. “Let’s get busy … Again!”


“Years ago, he transcended time periods and attracted a crossover audience while bringing a fresh perspective to late night,” Nogawski said. “That same need in the market exists today as when we originally launched. We are looking forward to the same success with Arsenio’s seasoned expertise and appeal in this genre.”

The entire story can be read at The New York Daily News.



From Boston.com:


NEW YORK (AP) — Arsenio Hall is returning to TV’s late-night scene, where he flourished with a talk show two decades ago.


CBS Television Distribution says it is developing a syndicated nightly talk show with the 57-year-old actor and comedian. The company said Monday that the show is set to premiere in fall 2013.


Hall is best known for hosting the Emmy Award-winning ‘‘Arsenio Hall Show,’’ which ran from 1989 to 1994. That show’s place in pop-culture history was clinched in 1992 when then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton appeared and played ‘‘Heartbreak Hotel’’ on the saxophone.


Hall was featured in the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy ‘‘Coming to America’’ and was a regular on the CBS series ‘‘Martial Law’’ in the late 1990s.


Recently, he won the latest edition of NBC’s ‘‘Celebrity Apprentice.’’


The mere fact Arsenio Hall was a contestant on Donald “Chump” Trumps Celebrity Apprentice is the reason I will NOT be watching his latest attempt to remain in the Hollywood spotlight.


Any Black American who spends a second laughing & grinning in Donald Birther Trumps ugly face, is nothing motr than your typical house nigger, in my UNhumble opinion.


Good luck with that comeback late night TV show….Arsenio.










“Justified” Returns On Tuesday January 8th, 2013 At 10 PM Eastern Time

By Jueseppi B.






I very rarely watch television…..except for Justified on FX.



Developed by Graham Yost and starring Timothy OlyphantJustified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole.”  In Season 3, Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens (Olyphant) faced off against dirty politics, hidden fortunes, a mysterious criminal ringleader named Limehouse, and Quarles, an ambitious gangster from the underbelly of Motor City.


This January, Raylan will start to pick at the thread of a cold case over 30 years in the making, unraveling a riddle that echoes all the way back to his boyhood and his criminal father’s bad dealings. Meanwhile Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) finds his grip on Harlan loosening due to a Pentecostal preacher with a penchant for theatrics and a knack for manipulation to rival his own.


The series co-stars Walton Goggins as ‘Boyd Crowder;’ Nick Searcy as Givens’ longtime friend and boss ‘Chief Deputy Art Mullen;’ Jacob Pitts as ‘Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson;’ Erica Tazel as ‘Deputy Marshal Rachel Brooks;’ and Joelle Carter as ‘Ava Crowder.’ Yost wrote the pilot and serves as Executive Producer/Writer on the series.  Leonard is also an Executive Producer on the series along with Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Fred Golan. Justified is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.


Justified on FX


Published on Jan 4, 2013

Justified Season Premiere. Tuesday, January 8 at 10P only on FX.






With an expansive list of diverse film and television credits, Emmy® Award-nominated Timothy Olyphant is known for his poignant roles in both dramas and comedies. He is currently the star of the critically-acclaimed FX series Justified, based on Elmore Leonard’s short story Fire in the Hole. Olyphant earned an Emmy®nomination as Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2011.


Demonstrating his penchant for comedy, Olyphant also recurred as a guest star on the 7th (2010 – 2011) season of NBC’s hit comedy series The Office and was just seen on the FX comedyThe League.


On the big screen, Olyphant was most recently seen in I Am Number Four, DJ Caruso’s adaption of James Frey’s novel, playing the guardian to the title character, “Number Four” (Alex Pettyfer). He voiced the role of “The Spirit of the West” in Paramount Pictures’ animated film Rango for director Gore Verbinski.


In 2009, Olyphant starred as the town sheriff in Breck Eisner’s remake of the horror classic The Crazies, which revolves around a small town beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological weapon into the water supply. Olyphant also starred in Gary Yates’ independent feature High Life, a comedy about four hapless junkies who plan to rob a bank, which won Best Canadian Feature at the 2009 Calgary International Film Festival. Also in 2009, Olyphant played the lead in David Twohy’s action-adventure thriller A Perfect Getaway for Relativity Media, starring opposite Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich.


In 2004, Olyphant co-starred with Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch in 20th Century Fox’sThe Girl Next Door. Olyphant brilliantly portrayed “Kelly,” the porn producer and ex-boyfriend of “Danielle” (Cuthbert), who tries to convince her to come back to the business. Olyphant also starred in Doug Liman’sGO, playing the role of “Todd,” a drug dealer being double-crossed by “Ronna” (Sarah Polley) and “Claire” (Katie Holmes).


Olyphant’s other film credits include GreeneStreet Films’ independent feature Meet Bill, in which he co-starred opposite Aaron Eckhardt and Jessica Alba, the romantic comedyCatch and Release, in which he starred opposite Jennifer Garner, and Dreamcatcher, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel. Olyphant also appeared in Warner Bros.’ Rock Star, Disney’s Gone In 60 Seconds, and New Line Cinema’s A Man ApartScream 2, and A Life Less Ordinary.


Olyphant has also enjoyed guest appearances on popular shows such as NBC’s My Name Is Earl, HBO’s Sex and The City, ABC’s Samantha Who?and FX’s award- winning seriesDamages. He first garnered critical notice for his powerful portrayal of the tough, honorable, natural-born leader “Seth Bullock” in HBO’sDeadwood. The groundbreaking series was nominated by the Screen Actors Guild for Best Ensemble for its third season.




Justified Season 4 Extended Promo (HD)


Published on Dec 6, 2012

Get your best look at the upcoming season of Justified in this extended 60 second promo! Justified Season 4 premieres Tuesday January 8th on FX.

Justified Season 4 Synopsis: Raylan will start to pick at the thread of a cold case over 30 years in the making, unraveling a riddle that echoes all the way back to his boyhood and his criminal father’s bad dealings. Meanwhile, Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) finds his grip on Harlan loosening due to a Pentecostal preacher with a penchant for theatrics and a knack for manipulation to rival his own.




























































Jueseppi B.:

Caucasian history is a combination of every other culture’s history, that caucasians have stolen and incorporated into their own weak history. This is a result of a culture that has no identity of it’s very own. Great post Ms. Kstreet607. P.S. To answer that tweet asking why there is a need for a Black History month…caucasian American scholars can not be trusted to tell history honestly & factually when it comes to Black American’s contributions to American History…..so for 28 days each year, we Black Americans celebrate truth, facts, honest accounting of the real American way. Thanks again The Fifth Column.

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

When I first ventured on to the internet” via AOL political chat rooms, the same question came up…a lot!  That was back in 1994.

It always puzzled me because common logic and reasoning would have made the question a moot issue.   Everything we read about history in elementary, junior high school, high school and college is about “white history”.

I often wondered, back in those early days of the internet, where do these people come from, don’t they understand that?

My very first website ( 1995) was a portal for Black Websites on the internet.  I was literally chastised and verbally castigated for having something labeled “Black” on the internet.  Folks wondered why there had to be “Black” websites?   It was all too complicated to explain since no matter how careful and detailed I tried to be with my explanations, they still had no clue why there had to…

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Ms. Margarita Mercure Hibbs: Danny And The Ryan Plan

By Jueseppi B.






The Path to Prosperity: Restoring America’s Promise was the Republican Party‘s budget proposal for the United States federal government in the fiscal year 2012. It was succeeded in March 2012 by The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint for American Renewal, the Republican budget proposal for 2013. Representative Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, played a prominent public role in drafting and promoting both The Path to Prosperity proposals, and they are therefore often referred to as the Ryan budget, Ryan plan, Ryan proposal, etc.


The plans stand in contrast to the 2012 and 2013 budget proposals, outlined by President Barack Obama and the Congressional Progressive Caucus.


The 2012 Republican proposal was formalized and passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, April 15, 2011 by a vote of 235 to 193, largely along party lines. No Democrats voted in favor of the bill, and only four Republicans voted against it: Walter B. Jones, Jr.David McKinleyRon Paul and Denny Rehberg. A month later, the Senate voted against the budget by a vote of 57–40.


The 2013 proposal provides workers currently under the age of 55 (beginning in 2023) a choice of private plans competing alongside the traditional fee for service option on a newly created Medicare Exchange. Medicare would provide a premium payment to either pay for or offset the premium of the plan chosen by the senior. This was similar to a plan developed with Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, but different enough so that the Democrat opposed it. To secure Medicaid benefits, the budget proposed converting the federal share of Medicaid spending into a block grant indexed for inflation and population growth. The 2013 proposal also caps non-defense discretionary federal spending at $1.029 trillion and consolidates the six existing income tax brackets into two.


Congressman Paul Ryan published three videos in April 2011 on The Path to Prosperity. America’s Two FuturesSaving Medicare, Visualized, and Three Steps to Pro Growth Tax Reform.



Now a story written by Ms. Ms. Margarita Mercure Hibbs: Danny And The Ryan Plan…..


Danny is 44 years old, Downs Syndrome, brittle diabetic with Celiac Disease, speech impediment or stutter and about the emotional age of 5 or so.  Danny has two little angels that live in his two index fingers; Marcus is in his right and Mikey is in his left. They have been with him since he was a small child and have helped him cope through a difficult and confusing life.  Psychiatrists would call his angels, alternate personalities.


To me, Danny is a sweet and loving angel with complete memory recall about every person he has ever met, but he also has stubborn and lazy tendencies. Danny’s parents died years ago and Aunt Clara, in her 80’s decided that it was time for someone younger to take over Danny’s guardianship.  I am Danny’s legal guardian and advocate.


On a Tuesday morning at 6:30am, I got a call from Danny’s home and caregiver, Vanessa, or Molly as Danny calls her and she told me she was with Danny in the Emergency Room of Presbyterian Hospital, in Albuquerque, NM.  It was yet another upper respiratory infection and this time severe pneumonia and sepsis.  Sepsis is essentially an infection in the blood.  These two things brought Danny to the hospital, but unfortunately, as things unfolded, his health issues grew more and more complicated with each passing day.  It was an adventure to say the very least. (Note to everyone; I am not a medical person.  I am just a simple woman who loves Danny and Danny loves me back.)


I met Danny when I married my husband Marty, his older cousin, who he calls Uncle Marty.  I am a singer and Danny fell for me as his special friend because of the music.  His favorite songs vary with the person or people he is with, but his favorites with me are Moon River, Nature Boy and Bye Bye Blackbird. Moon River because he loves any song with his favorite word Moon in the lyrics.


Nature Boy because he told me once that he is my “Magic Boy” with a beaming smile that always makes me tear up at the memory of that moment.  Bye Bye Blackbird is simply because its rhythm and words are simple and comforting to him and on some level, he relates to the words; “Where somebody waits for me, sugar sweet, so is he…Bye Bye Blackbird.”  During this most recent visit to the hospital, nearly 3 weeks, these songs proved to be more important than ever before.


When I left to the hospital a few hours after receiving the call, I left with only my cell phone and no laptop, thinking that I would have someone bring it to me later.  Later when I was asked if I wanted one, I replied, “Yes I want one, but I cannot divert my attention away from Danny.”  It was clear that Danny would demand all of my attention, imagination and patience.  As my time in the hospital unfolded, it was clear that I had much to learn about Danny’s issues, his recovery and myself.


I am grateful for the experience, even if I am sometimes disappointed by other people’s lack of understanding. Even now, the follow up appointments involve helping Danny process the many changes and adjustments to his life that we never imagined, like a gastric feeding tube.  Danny is a foodie and this has been a painful and difficult transition for him.


As I struggle to catch up on all the writing and work that I should have done during that 3 weeks, I feel resolute in the knowledge that I was where I was supposed to be. The timing of my life with Danny as his guardian and advocate was good and the lessons were many.  Somehow, I  managed to raise a loving and supportive human being in my youngest child Matthew. Over the course of the 3 weeks, I came to see that in the hurry of living and working and doing, all four of my children are incredible human beings and that “Lo and behold” I had done a good job as a mother.  I am not certain why I am so shocked at this. This is the goal of any mother, right? It was because of my intense experience with my Danny that I came to realize all these blessings, in ways that I might never have otherwise.



So why did I call this story “Danny and the Ryan Plan”? 


Well, it is very simple.  Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin wrote up a Budget Plan that is called the Road to Prosperity Budget Plan.  We all call it the Ryan Republican Plan and with all but 3 Republicans, it passed in the House with a majority on April 15th.  Luckily, it failed in the Senate.  The plan, while praised by the Right Wing Pundits for being courageous and brave, is heartless and hard and by the way, hated by most of the people that cared for Danny during his 3 weeks in the hospital, including me. You see, Danny is covered by Medicare A, B and C and Medicaid and Social Security.  Without these four components, Danny could not survive.  The Ryan Republican Plan wants to drastically change Medicare into a Policy Support Voucher System, cut Medicaid by nearly a third and privatize Social Security.



This plan, if successful will hurt every disabled person in America, not to mention the elderly.


Danny’s caregivers were evenly split politically; 50% Democrat, 40% Republican and 10% Independent.  All have dedicated their lives to caring for others as Doctors, Nurses, Nurse’s Techs, Radiologists, Physical and Speech Specialists and Therapists of every area you could imagine.  In all the 3 weeks that I was there, there was only 1 person in the mix that had no opinion. In general, my respect and love for the medical profession has grown.  Danny’s nurses and techs were more than nurses and techs, they were Angels, so much so that I cry at the memory of their kindness, dedication and patience.


There was one 27 year old Republican Nurse that told me while helping me bathe Danny after a messy accident in his bed, that she was so ashamed of her party’s leadership in Washington over the issues of healthcare.  She was not sure that she could continue to remain a Republican if they continued in their push to mend the deficit at the expense of the most vulnerable in our society.


After finishing the arduous task of bathing and changing the bedding, Danny grasped one of Jean’s hands and one of mine and kissed each one and said in his halting speech, “Know what Jean? Know what Myaita? I love you!”  While Jean and I hugged each other with tears in our eyes, Danny smiled broadly and kissed Jean’s hand again and said to me, “Don’t cry Myaita.”



Now a word about why I try to explain Danny as I did in the first paragraph of this article; often, people are afraid of special souls like Danny.  As his advocate, there is nothing more painful than watching normal people react in fear or horror at Danny smiling broadly, extending his hand to shake theirs, while saying “Hi Lo! Your name is? My name is Dan Man!”  So imagine my frustration at a segment of our political world that refuses to see the treasure and worth of all our disabled and special souls everywhere.  Ugliness does not reside only in one party alone, although Ryan and his cohorts are the carriers of this most recent effort of indifference, I have to say that “Lip Service Regard” on the part of others from all sides, is no better.  


What I am most concerned about is the social slide to dismiss the poor and physically vulnerable and “defective” in our society as expendable.  After all, there are few lobbyists in Washington on their behalf.  As I write this I feel a mixture of anger, fear and grief as I give voice to these realities, but I feel that I must. If we don’t speak up as decent people, we allow legislators like the man in New Hampshire who said “People with disabilities should be removed from society.” to continue as if it is perfectly acceptable to sweep people away for being defective in some way.  The media does not appear to be championing these outrages.


As Danny’s advocate, it is not hard to imagine the worst from our society, or the possibility that money and profits are more important that human decency.  Solutions like that adopted by the Nazis could be mimicked in bits and pieces by simply not funding services and programs.  Inadequate or absent healthcare is really extermination on the installment plan and there is a dangerous pattern in this, if this continues.  Decent and compassionate healthcare for all is not a Right or Left issue, it is a Right or Wrong issue.  Please reach out to each other and overcome this nasty divide that the profiteers, media pundits and wrong minded politicians are deliberately creating in our country and speak up. 




Ezra Klein’s WongBlog, The Washington Post




Center on Budget and Policy Priorities




This article also published at Progressive Democrats of America Blog Site, May 21, 2011:




This about say it all on exactly how The TeaTardedRepubliCANT Pseudo-Freudian Psycho-Sexual  Secret-Whore Pro-caucasian Pro-Racist Anti-LGBT Anti-Feminist  Reich Wing GOPretender Conselfishservative NRA-Gun Loving Nut Bag racist caucasian Party will deal with Americans who need health care.

















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