Jueseppi B.:

Yeah baby……this recipe just jumps off the screen into my bowl. Thanks Stash.

Originally posted on Simple Kitchen Seasons:

If you live in the New York City metropolitan area, you may have heard that a massive nor’easter is scheduled to arrive in town early tomorrow evening. It promises to be a cranky houseguest. Some forecasts have predicted up to THIRTY inches of snow between Thursday night and Sunday morning, which is when things will supposedly calm down.

It’s at times like this that a hearty, filling and restorative soup is just the thing you need, the better to cozy up to while there’s a raging bitter wind outside. Like its more famous cousins, minestrone and pasta e fagioli, pasta e ceci (pasta and chickpeas) is truly Italian comfort food at its best.

It’s quite forgiving, as you can cook it several different ways, depending on whatever you might have in your pantry. I’ve made it a few times now in the past couple of months, and I feel like…

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Opposes Gun Reform

By Jueseppi B.






Our TV ad holding Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell accountable for opposing strong gun reform is making HUGE waves — with over 20 national and local news reports about our ad.


Mitch McConnell even released a frantic statement accusing us of being a big-money outside group. 


A local paper corrected the record: “They actually have raised over 2,000 contributions from their 7,000 members in Kentucky, averaging less than $15 per donation.”




GunOwnersForReform.com – “Rodney”


Published on Feb 5, 2013

Join the fight: http://www.GunOwnersForReform.com





Nationally, the ad’s been covered by CNN, The Washington Post, ABC, CBS, Roll Call, Yahoo News, TPM, Huffington Post, and others.



(I’ll be on MSNBC‘s Ed Show tonight around 8:50pm Eastern — so make sure to watch!)



In Kentucky, the Louisville Courier Journal, local NBC, local FOX, The Leo Weekly, the Associated Press, and others covered it.


82% of Kentuckians support criminal background checks for gun purchases, but McConnell is siding with the gun interests that spent $198,615 to elect him.



Thanks for being a bold progressive.



– Adam Green, Stephanie Taylor, Amanda Johnson, Karissa Gerhke, Matt Wall, and the PCCC team


P.S. Can you let others know I’ll be on MSNBC tonight? Click here to share on Twitter and here on Facebook.



















Jueseppi B.:

I wish I had written this for my blog….I may steal (borrow) your words for my own. Great post.

Originally posted on AMERICAN LIBERAL TIMES:


If you are one of the many Righties who seem to like to  come on to the comments section of this blog to leave unkind remarks about me or the president or congress or about Liberals in general, Democrats in particular, Progressives and Independents or anyone else who does not agree with some right wing ideological outlook, attitude or opinion – – – any comments that you might have left for moderation and have not seen published may just have been tagged as “spam” and are being automatically crap canned.

I do not mind legitimate disagreement if those doing the disagreeing can find it within themselves to do it in a dignified, courteous and respectful manner.

But the mutton-chopped meatheads with some kind of ax to grind or who simply like to troll my site with comments obviously meant to provoke an emotional response from me…

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Stop The Violence: Tell House RepubliCANTS Get Off Their Asses And Get To Work

By Jueseppi B.






No woman should live in fear that an abusive spouse will harm her or her children.


The Violence Against Women Act means that battered women have shelter. That sexual assault victims have an emergency hotline to call. And that rape survivors have lawyers.


But tomorrow, Republicans in Congress could again refuse to reauthorize funding for the Violence Against Women Act. If we don’t stand up to them, battered women across the country could be turned out on the streets without protection.



This is too important an issue to back down. Tell House Republicans that abused women need somewhere to turn! Demand that they abandon their War on Women and fund the Violence Against Women Act.


We can’t turn our backs on battered women in this country. If we lose the Violence Against Women Act, we will lose lives. That’s why VAWA has been passed unanimously for eighteen years.


Demand action from House Republicans now! Tell them to reverse their stance and support the Violence Against Women Act immediately.




Not sure what the Violence Against Women Act actually is……



The Violence Against Women Act: Get It Done Congress



Read it and get informed. If you didn’t know…..now you know.
















Wednesday’s Potpourri: Barack Keeps Us Involved & Informed

By Jueseppi B.






Todays White House Schedule:


All Times Eastern Standard Time (EST)


9:50 AM: President Obama departs the White House for Annapolis, Md.


10:10 AM: Arrives in Annapolis, Md.


10:30 AM: POTUS Obama Attends the Senate Democratic Issues Conference, in Annapolis, Md.


11:30 AM: Jay Carney briefs the press.


12:25 PM: President Obama departs Annapolis, Md. for the White House.


12:45 PM: Arrives at the White House.


4:00 PM: Secretary of State John Kerry is ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Biden in Washington.





Speeches and Remarks


February 05, 2013

Remarks by Dr. Jill Biden at Wounded Warriors Reception at Winfield House



February 05, 2013

Remarks by the President





Statements and Releases


February 05, 2013

Readout of the President’s Call with Baltimore Ravens Coach Harbaugh and General Manager Newsome



February 05, 2013

Statement by the President on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act





More stupidity from the TeaTardedRepubliCANTS:


Rep. Eric Cantor ‘Mimics Obama’ on a Campaign To Rebrand The ‘Heartless, Racist’ GOP


Published on Feb 6, 2013

Republicans’ Empty, Happy Talk: Rep. Eric Cantor’s ‘Re-Branding’ Speech Ignored The Party’s Real Problems:http://www.politicalarticles.net/blog/2013/02/06/republicans-empty-happy-talk…







Marketeers BIG LIE: Rep. Eric Cantor Falls Flat on His Face in ‘GOP Re-branding’ Attempt






The GOP Tries To Hide It’s Racist, Bigoted, Extremist Base With Useless ‘Rebranding’ Talk






Another example of NO DIVERSITY in President Barack Hussein Obama‘s White House Cabinet…..





Washington Post: President Obama on Wednesday will nominate Recreational Equipment (REI) chief executive Sally Jewell to head the Interior Department….


The choice of Jewell, who began her career as an engineer for Mobil Oil and worked as a commercial banker before heading a nearly $2 billion outdoors equipment company, represents an unconventional choice for a post usually reserved for career politicians from the West.


But while she boasts less public policy experience than other candidates who had been under consideration, Jewell, who will have to be confirmed by the Senate, has earned national recognition for her management skills and support for outdoor recreation and habitat conservation.


More here




New post on theGrio:



Steve King candidacy in Iowa:

A blessing in disguise for Obama?

by zerlinamaxwell



Congressman Steve King (R-IA) is leading Republican hopefuls in the latest polls for next year’s Iowa Senate race to replace the retiring Democrat Tom Harkin (D-IA).



<> on February 8, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) speaks during a Tea Party Town Hall meeting February 8, 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The town hall meeting was held by the Tea Party Express and Tea Party HD to address issues Tea Party members were concerned over. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)



Moderate Republicans are worried about the race, and even Karl Rove is warning Republicans that King would lose badly in a general election.  What was likely going to be a competitive race to replace Harkin, now seems like an new opportunity for Democrats to not only hold on to a Senate seat, but also frame the debate and peg Republicans as extremist and outside of the mainstream.


Steve King is the poster boy for over the top, racially tinged rhetoric in his attacks on President Barack Obama.


Not only has King compared the president to Saddam Hussein, and called the president “very, very urban,” on the House floor, he has also said, “The president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race on the side that favors the black person,” in comments responding to the Skip Gates arrest controversy.


King was also a birther, long after it was cool to be a birther.  King was so down with the birthers, he actually went down to the Library of Congress to “inspect” the microfiche to make sure that the two newspaper articles announcing the president’s birth in 1961, weren’t fakes.


Get the rest of the story at  theGrio.



























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