Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trump Charging Bull of Wall Street

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The WALL STREET BULL

at BOWLING GREEN

by SICILIAN SCULPTOR Arturo di Modica

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PRESIDENT TRUMP Tweets on WALL STREET BOOM

Donald Trump TWEETS : "StockMarket hits new high with longest winning streak in decades. Great level of confidence and optimism - even before tax plan rollout! "

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ARTRUO DeMODICA

of SICILY

Sculptor of THE "CHARGING BULL" of WALL STREET

and

CAVALLO

Arturo Di Modica first conceived of the Charging Bull as a way to celebrate the can-do spirit of America and especially New York, where people from all other the world could come regardless of their origin or circumstances, and through determination and hard work overcome every obstacle to become successful. It’s this symbol of virility and courage that Arturo saw as the perfect antidote to the Wall Street crash of 1986.

Arturo worked on the now world-famous Charging Bull for over two years at his studio on Crosby Street in the Soho district of Manhattan. It was his most ambitious and massive work of sculpture to date, so large that the Bull had to be cast in separate bronze pieces and then laboriously welded together and hand finished. Once completed at the end of 1989, it weighed over three and a half tons and measured 18 feet long.

Of course, only one place would do for this gift of encouragement to New York and the world.

In the early morning hours of Friday, December 15, 1989, Arturo with a few friends dropped the Charging Bull on Broad Street right in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The previous night he’d gone to the location with a chronometer to check – noting that every 5 – 6 minutes the police patrol would come by, so he saw he’d have to drop the bull and get away within 4 ½ minutes. But on the actual morning of the operation, Arturo and his crew discovered that during the day the NYSE had installed a large Christmas tree, blocking the way. Arturo couldn’t even turn the truck around. So on the spot Arturo decided to place the Charging Bull right under the tree, as a gigantic Christmas present for the City and the World. The next day the Charging Bull was news all around the world, and enormous crowds of excited onlookers and media surrounded the mysterious sculpture that had come from no one knew where.

The sculpture was removed at the end of the day by the NYSE, but thanks to then Parks Commissioner Henry Stern, Mayor Ed Koch and Arturo Piccolo of the Bowling Green Association, a permanent home was found for the Charging Bull close by at Bowling Green. The Charging Bull stands there to this day, visited by millions of tourists, a talisman for Wall Street traders, and a source of pride for all New York City residents.

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DeModica's other Famous Creation

CAVALLO

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GRANDMA BELLINO"S 

ITALIAN COOKBOOK

RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA

by Daniel Bellino "Z"

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SINATRA BELLINO LUCIANO n CAPPUCCINO

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Best Selling Italian Cookbook Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke and Frank Sinatra

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FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA

ROOTS Are From LERCARA FRIDDI, SICILIA, ITALIA

Best Selling Cookbook author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke has some things in common with the late-great Francis Albert Sinatra and famed Mafia Kingpin Charles "Lucky" Lucciano ... What? Their families all hail from the town Lercara Friddi, Sicily in the Provence of Palrermo in Italy ... Lucciano was born there in 1897 and immigrated with his parents in 1907 to New York and the United States. Sinatra's father Martino Sinatra was born in there in 1892 and his parents immigrated to New York in 1903 ... Bellino's maternal grandparents Josephina and Philipo Bellino were born in Lercara Friddi and immigrated to the United States to New York City in 1904, and later settled in the Italian Conclave of Lodi, New Jersey where Daniel's grandfather set up a Shoemaker shop on Main Street ... Take note that Sinatra's grandfather was also a shoemaker in Lercara Friddi, and it is certain the these two grandfathers must have known each other in the small Sicilian town.

More on LERCARA FRIDDI

Lercara Friddi is a commune (municipality) in the Province of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily , located about 45 kilometers (28 mi) southeast of Palermo . Founded in 1595 by local feudataries, it is on the slopes of Madore Hill, between the valleys of Fiumetorto and Platani rivers. In the past it was an important mining center, the only one in the province of Palermo where sulfur was excavated. On December 25, 1893, eleven people were killed in the massacre Lercara Friddi During The Fasci Siciliani uprising after a rally of peasants and sulfur miners That asked for the abolition of taxes and better working conditions.

Andrea Finocchiaro Aprile (1878-1964), politician

Mauro Picone (1885-1977), mathematician

Anthony Martin Sinatra (1892-1969), professional boxer and father of singer, Frank Sinatra (1915-1998)

Lucky Luciano (1897-1962), gangster

Pietro Scaglione (1906-1971), magistrate

Nicolo Nicolosi (1912-1986), football player and manager

Pietro Lo Forte (1920-2004), musician

Frédéric François (b. 1950), singer-songwriter

Daniel Bellino-Zwicke (b. 1958), cookbook author

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GRANDMA BELLINO'S ITALIAN COOKBOOK

RECIPES From My SICILIAN GRANDMOTHER

by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

Based on Sicilian Recipes from Daniel's Maternal Nonna Giuseppina Bellino .. 

The Recipes are mostly Sicilian as well as Neapolitan dishes from Giuseppina's friends who hailed from Napoli, Salerno, and the surrounding cities and towns of Naples.

RECIPES : ARANCINI (Sicilian Rice Balls), CAPONATA, STUFFED ARTICHOKES, BRACIOLA, ZUPPA LENTICHE (Lentil Soup) SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS, PASTA LENTICHE, and More ....

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CHARLES "LUCKY" LUCIANO

Charles "Lucky" Luciano, born Salvatore Lucania November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was an Italian-American mobster and Crime Boss. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for the establishment of the first Commission. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family. He was, along with his associates instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States. Luciano was tried and successfully convicted for compulsory prostitution in 1936 after years of investigation by District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey. Luciano was given a thirty-year prison sentence, but was allowed to live his life freely outside the United States when he struck a deal with the government during World War II while still imprisoned.     Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 8.00.44 PM.png

Sunday Sauce

When Italian-Americans Cook

by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

Recipes :

SINATRA SUNDAY SAUCE

PASTA FAZOOL

SPAGHETTI MARINARA

and More ...

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SOPHIA LOREN

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

21st Century Shittiest Music Ever

GRAMMY AWARD
 
This one was Won by a Well Deserving STEVIE WONDER, one of music's Greatest Artist of A;; Time, unlike SHITTY So-Called Musical Artists like the A-HOLE Kanye West and more about 90% of the SHITTY musicians making NOIES today in the 21 Century, History's Worst Century of Music Ever !!! What a DAM SHAME they don't make Good Music anymore and for the Past 20 YEARS or So.
 
The GRAMMYS Will SUCK TONIGHT !!! Wanna Know Why ??? THE MUSIC SUCKS !especially with "SO-CALLED" musical artist like the A-HOLE KNAYE WEST !!! They Don't Make any good Music anymore, JUST CRAP that would NEVER Have made it back in the 50s 60 70s or even 80s .. KANYE WEST SUCKS !! BEYONCE is just SO SO as is JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE .. There are only a VERY FEW GOOD Artist these days, like : ALICIA KEYS, Celo Green, and not many other. Old timers like STEVEN TYLER are AWESOME as is ELTON JOHN, but all the NEW ACTS SUCK so BAD it isn't even funny. IT's SAD to SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED to MUSIC. THE GOOD STUFF Has DIED. Thank god we've got Recordings of SINATRA, THE ROLLING STONES, all The GREAT R&B Artist of the 50s & 60's, POP and ROCK music of those times. THE MUSIC TODAY SUCKS !!! and So Does The GRAMMYS Thar A - HOLE KANYES WEST couldn't SHINE The SHOES of anyone from the 60s 70s and 80s .. Kepp Dreaming KANYE !!!
KANYE WEST
 
This Guy is ONE of The Biggest ASSHOLES Ever in the ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS
If he was around trying to make it in the music business back in the 60s and 70s when there were Great Musical Acts like HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES, THE STYLISTICS, THE CHIFFONS, THE ROLLING STONES, FRANK SINATRA (still around then), DIANNA ROOS & The SUPREMES, The MAMMAS & THE PAPAS and so many more the list goes on and on. KANYE would have never made it in the music business and would have had to work for a living instead of making MILLIONS of DOLLARS a Year for making SHITTY MUSIC that people with HORRIBLE Taste buy and support as a large Majority of the public of the United States has such CRAPPY TATSTE in MUSIC and other things like SHITTY TV SITCOM SHOWS and what-not ..
 
It is so very sad to see what has happened to MUSIC in the PAST 20 YEARS or so, that it SUCKS So BAD, it's PITIFUL ... Well as I've said, myself and those who do have GOOD TATSTE are able to listen to The Sounds of SINATRA, POP, R&B, and ROCK Music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All I can say is thank God for all those great Musical Artist as they don't Make ANY GOOD MUSIC ANYMORE ... JUST SHIT Like KANYE and all The HORRIBLE RAP and so-called alternative Rock and all the other SHIT whatever it's called. It's so very sad......
 
 
BELWO ARe 3 of The VERY FEW TRULLY GOOD MUSICAL ARTIST of The Past 20 YEARS ...
 
WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED ?????
 
 
ALICIA KEYS
ADELE
 
 
 
LENNY KRAVITZ
 
 
 
CEE LO GREEN
 
  
 
Most of the rest of the musicians who People with BAD TATSE "THINK" are good are either just very Mediocre or absolutely SUCK ..  Lady Gaga is just SO SO except for the great stuff she did with TONY BENETT, Miley Cyrus is Good, but not great, Justin Timberlake's music SUCKS and he is one of the many of the 21st Century who wouldn't have made a Dime in the 60s or 70s, NO MUSICAL Talent at all.
 
 
 
Lesten Kids, if you have Good Taste and want to learn about Truly Great Music
then GO To BEST MUSIC EVER
 
There's loads of Great Music there and it will give you a starting point to learn a thing or 2 ..
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Keith Richards Shepherds Pie Recipe




Keith Richards
of
The ROLLING STONES




KEEF’S FAVORITE SHEPHERD’S PIE

Yes Keef, as in Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, the World’s Greatest Rock-N-Roll Band ever! But you know that. This is the way Keith likes his Shepherds Pie, his SHEPHERD'S PIE Recipe can be found in THE BADASS COOKBOOK ... And it's printed here. Enjoy!


INGREDIENTS:

3 pounds Potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon Butter
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 large Onions, chopped
2 pounds Ground Beef
2 large Carrots, grated
2 – 12 oz. cans Beef Broth
5 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon Cornstarch

1.  Put potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring the water to the boil. Lower to a simmer and cook the potatoes until tender, about 8 minutes.

2.  Drain potatoes once cooked.

3. Put cooked, drained potatoes in a large mixing bowl with the butter and season with salt and black pepper. Mash potatoes with a potato - masher or whip with an electric mixer. If using a
hand potato-masher, mash potatoes with masher, then mix with a wooden spoon until nicely whipped.

4. Heat a large frying-pan. Add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add ground-beef, cook over medium heat for 4 minutes. Add onions, continue cooking for minutes on high heat. Lower heat to low flame and cook 4 minutes more.

5. Add carrots and beef broth to pan. Mix cornstarch with water and add to pan. Cook over low flame for 8 minutes.

6.  Add peas to pan, cook for 1 minute.

7. Pour Beef Mixture into a glass or ceramic baking dish. Evenly top beef with the mashed potatoes.

8. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 minutes, then place under the boiler until potatoes get nicely browned. Take care not to burn the potatoes once they are under the broiler.

9.  Let cool slightly for 3 minutes and serve.
KEITH RICHARDS SHEPHERD'S PIE and OTHER GREAT RECIPES 
in The BADASS COOKBOOK  by Daniel Zwicke




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IT'S KEEF'S FAVORITE !!!




KEITH RICHARDS & JACK DANIELS







The ROLING STONES

Original Band
with

BRIAN JONES





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THE BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK






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Friday, February 10, 2017

Keith Richards & TWINKIES






WITH BANGERS AND MASH


AND ????


The DUDES CHOCOLATE KAHLUA TWINKIES

Recipe in GOT ANY KAHLUA ? aka The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK






WITH THE DUDES CHOCOLATE KAHLUA TWINKIES !!!!



RECIPE IN 

THE DUDES 
BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK

GOT ANY KAHLUA?




ABIDE in IT !
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Make America Great Again Trump Hat

 

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"MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" !!!

DONALD J. TRUMP


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PRESIDENT TRUMP Tweets :  "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"



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GET YOUR "MALE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN HAT"






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TRUMP  THE ART of THE DEAL





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