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Don’t diss da state of New Jersey

September 27, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

 From NJ.com (TRENTON) — Here’s the situation, "Snooki": The party is over. There won’t be any tax break for "Jersey Shore." Gov. Chris Christie squashed a controversial $420,000 tax credit called the "Snooki subsidy" for the first season of the hit MTV show, saying taxpayers could not afford to support a program that tarnishes the state’s reputation. "I have no interest in...

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Chicken Meatball Soup

September 26, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

From Allrecipe.com / Ingredients - 1 pound ground chicken breast 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 5/8 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 4 cups water 1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken broth 1 1/2 cups sliced carrots 1 1/2 cups chopped celery 1 1/2 cups sliced parsnip 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 bay leaves   Directions Turn...

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September 26, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

Women in Saudi Arabia may not be able to drive or have surgery or leave the country without the permission of a male relative, but they can finally vote.  Having said that, they won't be able to vote for four more years. While some women are asking why that is, the country's king, King Abdullah is really considered a very...

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The boys who cried wolf

The boys who cried wolf

September 26, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

Americans are getting tired of the phrase, "government shutdown."  And if poll results are any indication, they're pretty tired of Congress, too.  This is the third time in five months that there has been the threat of the government shutting down because of a political impasse.  I think the link below to an article by Thomas Friedman in the New...

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Well behaved women don’t make history

September 23, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

Did you know women were the first protest group in U.S. history to picket the White House. Since then this tactic has been used by many groups to protest for rights. Check out this site to learn more about the 19th amendment and how women were finally given the right to vote.   Congressforkids.net

Mom Vivant Debbie Baldwin / Ladue News

September 23, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

The fall television season has arrived and, since the summer viewing options made me want to jab a fork in my eye, I couldn’t be happier. As you may or may not recall last spring was a bloodbath for new television with a record number of shows getting the axe in their first season—a number of network executives met with...

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Creamy Wild Rice Soup

September 23, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

 This recipe comes from one of my absolute favorite cooking sites, kitchenparade.com.  2-1/4 cups water 1/2 - 1 cup wild rice, native or cultivated (wild rice photo comparison) 1 tablespoon butter 2 cups sliced leeks, white and light green parts only (about 4 leeks) 2 cups chopped celery (about 4 ribs) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 clove garlic, minced 5 cups no-fat chicken broth or Homemade Chicken...

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The Debt Spiel

The Debt Spiel

September 20, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

If you thought people were disappointed in August with all of the grandstanding and political posturing around the debt deal, wait until you get a load of this. The Debt Deal has morphed into the Debt Spiel.  And instead of across the board cuts to the budget and scaling back on entitlements, the President's proposal is to cut half of...

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Who holds the key to women voters?

Who holds the key to women voters?

September 20, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

 You might assume it's the Democrats.  But a new book by Anita Dunn, a former White House spokesperson under President Barack Obama, called "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President" seems to suggest that the Obama Administration may not be as female friendly as you might think. We've heard there have been male only basketball matches...

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Should the Gov't mandate HPV vaccines for girls?

Should the Gov’t mandate HPV vaccines for girls?

September 14, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

Photo courtesy: like a whisper/wordpress.com It was an unlikely reason for Gov. Rick Perry's unraveling in the debates Monday night.  But, there is no doubt that his defense of a state edict he issued as Governor of Texas requiring girls be vaccinated against HPV, a sexually transmitted disease that is believed to cause some cervical cancers, hurt him.  While the Tea...

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