Month: May 2012

The White House Daily Snapshot

By Jueseppi B.         President Barack Obama participates in the annual hurricane preparedness briefing in the Situation Room of the White House, May 30, 2012. Seated clockwise from the President are: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security […]

Black History Moment ~ Ms. Susan Rice

By Jueseppi B.               Susan Elizabeth Rice (born November 17, 1964) is an American diplomat, former think tank fellow, and civil servant. She is an American foreign policy advisor and United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Rice served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of […]

The White House Daily Snapshot

By Jueseppi B.                             Your Daily Snapshot for Wednesday, May 30, 2012     An Especially Meritorious Contribution   Yesterday, President Obama honored 13 Americans with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor awarded […]

It Should Be A No Brainer. Instead it’s Just NO

By Jueseppi B.                 no–brainer (plural no-brainers) An easy or obviousconclusion, decision, solution, task, etc.; something requiring little or no thought. Below are 3 examples of how our government takes a no brainer and turns it into a NO   1). House rejects Senate transportation bill with procedural vote. Published: […]

Originally posted on BrabbleRabble:
Another “man of God” has called for the death penalty for gays. Pastor Curtis Knapp of New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, Kansas declares: “They should be put to death….Oh, so you’re saying we should go out and start killing them, no?’ — I’m saying…

Originally posted on votebeam:
From Lee Atwater “Southern Strategy” (see below Atwater). A quick review of the Atwater embed will reveal the earliest stages of lingering race baiting tactics (e.g. food stamps code).While Atwater’s “in-your-face’ tactics linger, the GOP has metastasized to a political house of horrors. A…

Originally posted on votebeam:
>> first of all, according a university of new york study about 18% of seniors don’t have a government issued id. in many states what is required as government id is a photograph. people have to go out and pay money to get a government issued id.…

Originally posted on votebeam:
One is the money context created by the Citizens United decision. The other, closer to the ground, is the context of the voter-suppression laws — and that’s what they are, and suppressing votes is what they were meant to do — in the several states. This, I would…

Originally posted on votebeam:
Since the purge list is specifically targeted at trying to stop undocumented immigrants from voting, the list will be almost completely Hispanic. And despite the fact that Cuban-American Floridians tend to vote Republican, the majority of Florida Hispanics are not of Cuban heritage. If…

Originally posted on votebeam:
In her Order, Judge Blake concluded both Russell and Henson were aware of the requirements of TCPA that a campaign identify itself, but that Henson and Russell knowingly violated the statute. According to the Court, “without any doubt[] Henson discussed plans to suppress the…

Originally posted on votebeam:
In the Redistricting and Elections Committee on May 22, 2012, four Republican Representatives introduced what they called “technical” amendments to SB 751 and 752, but couldn’t explain what those amendments actually did. This was the crowd reaction after the bills were passed out of…

Originally posted on creative noshing:
The following recipe is for a dressing with avocado as the main ingredient. It is creamy and rich, with some nice citrus notes and a yummy smoky spice from chipotle powder. If you have access to avocados, I would highly recommend giving this…

The White House Daily Snapshot

By Jueseppi B.                               Your Daily Snapshot for Tuesday, May 29, 2012   58,282 American Patriots   Yesterday, President Obama traveled to Arlington Cemetery and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to commemorate Memorial Day and those […]

Originally posted on creative noshing:
This past week has been hard for me, I have to admit. As with most holidays since I started moving around, Memorial Day came and I would wish that we had a whole gaggle of friends and family to join in with the…