Day: February 15, 2013

More From Barack’s Blog


  By Jueseppi B.         President Obama Welcomes Italian President Napolitano   President Barack Obama and President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy address the media at the start of their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office, Feb. 15, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) […]


Originally posted on The Jiggly Bits:
It’s a teeny tiny hole. That’s it. Who knew a teeny tiny hole could be such a huge pain in my ass? “See it? Right there,” the forensic engineer from my insurance company is pointing to a microscopic whole in the vinyl…


Originally posted on Gun Control Now USA:
  Wednesday afternoon, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre published a bizarre, paranoid screed on the Daily Caller outlining a series of wildly implausible scenarios in which (among other things) the police will cease to exist because of the deficit and…


Originally posted on Mashed Potato Bulletin:
Both times in fairly recent years federal minimum wage was increased with the cooperation of Republican leadership. In 1996, the Republican-controlled House under Newt Gingrich, the minimum wage was raised from $4.25 to $5.15 over a 2 year period. The next wage…


Originally posted on Cheri Speak:
Image Source: urbanfaith.com The Manifesto Christopher Jordan Dorner had been relieved from duty as an officer on the LAPD since June 26, 2008. On January 2, 2009 he was dismissed from duty, fired for blowing the whistle on what he believed to be…


Originally posted on Things My Belly Likes:
arugula is the best salad leaf ever. Discuss. Mark Sisson, Primal guru and the genius behind Mark’s Daily Apple is awfully fond of ‘big ass salads’. Turns out, I’m quite fond of them too – especially when they involve chicken, blue…


Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
Republican senators contend that blocking Hagel’s confirmation isn’t purely political. Chuck Hagel will eventually be nominated.  After all, does the Republican Party want to show the world just how unreasonable they are during rising global crises on a daily basis? The void between…


Originally posted on idealisticrebel:
There is nothing really for me to say. We are all made of star dust and we are all children of the Universe. The richness of life is the beauty of our differences. May our differences bring joy, not fear, May our differences make…


Originally posted on The Spamwise Chronicles:
When I’m asked what kind of food I cook, I usually answer, “Italian/Mediterranean with a heavy dose of seasonality”. I don’t mean “Italian-American”, but “Italian” as in from the motherland. You’d think that I’d have mastered the art of making fresh pasta…


Originally posted on Thoughts from the Outdoors:
———————– Snowflake fairies dance under a bitter sky…. Grinding and gyrating… Mixing sincerity and anger in a rich pot of icy gumbo…   Gently sliding down on jagged teeth… Pierced from within and pouring forth crystalline blood…  Pushed down and trapped…

Black History Moment: Mr. Berry Gordy, Jr.


  By Jueseppi B.         Berry Gordy, Jr. (born November 28, 1929) is an American record producer, and songwriter. He remains best known however as the founder of the legendary Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.     Background information Born November 28, 1929 (age 83) Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S. […]

Black History Moment: Mr. Saturnino Orestes Armas “Minnie” Miñoso Arrieta


  By Jueseppi B.         Saturnino Orestes Armas “Minnie” Miñoso Arrieta (/mɨˈnoʊsoʊ/; Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɲoso]; born November 29, 1925 in Havana, Cuba), is one of the famous Major League Baseball (MLB) players. A left fielder and third baseman, he played 7 different positions on 4 teams, for 17 seasons beginning in 1949 (9 games) and ending in […]

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