U.S. Life Expectancy Increases As Cities Clear Air by Jennifer Stewart
In Kenya, Two Villages Vie For Obama Ties
What's The Big Deal With Inauguration 'Lip-Synching'?
Seafood stew is the starter
that will be served at the three-course
inaugural luncheon in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.
...A Bullet-proof Suit For President Obama?
Obama Gets To Keep His Blackberry
Having Church With The Obamas?
The Word of the Day for January 20, 2009 is:
flocculate o \FLAH-kyuh-layt\ o verb
: to aggregate or coalesce into small lumps or loose clusters
on Inauguration Day, and the millions and millions who were there in spirit, seemed
to be saying, "Lead with class and we'll watch your back."
Party like a president: Ideas for your inauguration party
The new president's name, simply his name, was just the restorative the enormous
Inaugural Orange Punch
3 parts fresh orange juice
1 part fresh lemon juice
1 part mulled orange syrup
1 part dark rum
1 part cognac
2 parts soda water
Combine in a punch bowl with a large block of ice. Serve in punch cups with a ittle
crushed ice, and give each glass a dash of Angostura bitters.
Obama inauguration tickets fetching 5 figures online
The number of job losses last year was 2.6m, the largest since World War II.
Black Bear Singing in
The Dead of Night
Admiral Applauds Guantanamo Closure Order
The first lady of New Orleans is burning the good black and white candles and using
the good china for vegetarian chicken tenders
Polenta with crema and portabella
mushrooms. Stir frequently and cook
Pennies down the well
The Word of the Day for January 25, 2009 is:
engender o \in-JEN-der\ o verb
1 : beget, procreate
*2 : to cause to exist or to develop : produce
3 : to assume form : originate
Clinton Buoys Mood At State Department
Allure Of The Search Adds
To killer Whale's Mystique
Obama Takes Office Under Economic Cloud
boudin blanc (or "white boudin") is a wonderful Cajun sausage stuffed with pork
and rice. It's one of those food products that originated in frugality; the rice was
meant to stretch the meat.
mix a Sazerac and if you have anything feathered in the house . . . get yourself
befeathered, beribboned, bedazzled Yes We Can.
And Now -- At Last -- Bush Leaves
In the last four months of 2008 alone, employment fell by 1.9 million. Do the math.
The goal is to "transform our economy with science
and technology," create "clean, efficient American
energy," "modernize roads, bridges, transit and
waterways" and lower health-care costs by providing
$4.1 billion for preventive care.
The Word of the Day for February 01, 2009 is:
preternatural o \pree-ter-NATCH-uh-rul\ o adjective
1 : existing outside of nature
2 : exceeding what is natural or regular : extraordinary
3 : inexplicable by ordinary means; especially : psychic
"Preternatural" derives from the Latin "praeter naturam," which means "beyond
nature." In the 1200s, Medieval Latin scholars rendered the term as
"praeternaturalis," and that form inspired the modern English version. Unusual
things are sometimes considered positive and sometimes negative, and throughout
its history "preternatural" has been used to refer to both exceptionally
good things and unnaturally evil ones. In its earliest documented uses in the 1500s, it
tended to emphasize the strange, ominous, or foreboding, but by the 1700s, people
were using it more benignly to refer to fascinating supernatural (or even heavenly)
phenomena. Nowadays, people even use it to describe the remarkable abilities of
"It's up to me to hijack the Obama honeymoon,"
Limbaugh soon gloated, "and I've done it."
At one memorable session in 1995, then-House Appropriations Committee
Chairman Bob Livingston, a Louisiana Republican, showed that he was serious about
cutting spending by brandishing an alligator skinning knife called a "Cajun scalpel."
In case that wasn't adequate, he warned, he had also come equipped with a machete
and a Bowie knife, nicknamed an "Arkansas toothpick."
* 1 cup shortening
* 2 cups water
* 2 cups raisins
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1 teaspoon ground allspice
* 2 cups white sugar
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda