Friday, January 7, 2022

Articles by white liberal elitist women and why Hillary Clinton lost - this posted 5 years ago today

 Articles by white liberal elitist women and why Hillary Clinton lost 

Below is a comment I posted on my FB page and on the Teachers College Columbia University. Note this blog has been updated on January 8, 2017. 

I'm tired of the liberal articles by liberal white elitist women with white elitist husbands, complaining and sorry for being white, worried about being white, raising their white children in their white neighborhoods, and driving them to their private white schools.

No one has the right to cast stones or accuse anyone of anything, and no one should ever excuse themselves for being White, Black, Hispanic, whatever.

I'm tired of Hillary Clinton voters accusing women who didn't vote for her of being unsupportive and hostile towards women. I think everyone needs to get over it, go for walks instead of march in protests, and face reality, our new President-Elect is Donald Trump - who was voted in by Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, etc. Regardless both presidential candidates were equally bad/wrong for holding presidential title; Unfortunately, our great United States of America as we once knew it, is doomed and on the brink of economic collapse

As of January 2017, the media reports that our great governmental officials are accusing Russia of interfering to control presidential election votes. Yet no mention of other reasons why Clinton lost. How can the media not mention the reason being due to disgraced political New York 9th congressional district's former representative Anthony Weiner (aka “Carlos Danger”) who was sexting to teenagers as early as 2010 through November 2016 (when he got caught) all while his wife, Huma Abedin Weiner was campaigning with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton? Instead, our media blames the FBI for doing its job. Media bias? You be the judge.

This is just one of the many reasons why we need to shut down the "political liberal correct" Department of Education." Not only MEDIA BIAS but EDUCATIONAL BIAS IN OUR UNIVERSITIES. Can you imagine what educators are doing to our younger students in the lower, middle, and high school grade levels? Our educational system has turned into nothing but a sess-pool for brain-washing educators and students with bull-shit and encouraging them to behave like liberals or else, "no funding, no grants, no raises, no pencils, no paper." Education is supposed to be a platform for freedom, leadership and open-mindedness, not brain-washing. Do they realize the risk of potential terrorism they breed every time they create biased protests and havoc? putting students at risk of death and injury.

On Sunday, January 8th during the 2017 Golden Globes awards, Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Her acceptance speech did not mention acting, film, and her career but instead, Streep went on to spend 5 minutes criticizing the status quo of politics, accusing President-elect Donald Trump of bullying Serge Kovaleski, disabled New York Times reporter with a condition called arthrogryposis. Streep ultimately patronized a disabled reporter on national TV during what was supposed to be an entertainment event - non-opinionated, non-political.  By the way, Meryl Streep winning 20 Oscars illustrates the Oscar Academy Awards is a farce discriminatory and way too political, the audacity to use entertainment for propaganda and brainwashing Americans is disgusting. 

Did Serge Kovaleski ever accuse Trump of bullying him? I honestly believe the reporter, although disabled, is a fully competent human being and man enough to speak up for himself.

Did disabled NYT reporter, Serge Kovaleski, really need to be pitied and patronized on national TV by Meryl Streep?

The 4:55 minute video is on a posting by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) (or copy/paste link in your browser:

It was obvious from Streep's opinionated speech that it was more of a patronizing, pity and sore loser tactic especially since her BFF Hillary Clinton lost the election, an election campaign that liberal elitist Streep worked so hard campaigning for her, obviously, Streep's efforts weren't effective enough, obviously we the people finally saw the fluff - Streep is not living in the real world and is out of touch.

Do I need to remind you that Meryl Streep is a white liberal elitist, living in an all-white neighborhood, riddled with botox, cheek implants, and all sorts of plastic surgery, sent her kids to all-white schools, etc.? Need I say more?

Streep also requested that the HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS "protect journalists." Don't we have police, law enforcement, FBI, etc., for protection? Aren't journalists powerful enough to protect themselves?

Do you think Streep's approach was a desperate attempt to spread more dissension, racial polarization and create havoc/riots in our American society? Do you think was more propaganda? DO YOU THINK MERYL STREEP'S APPROACH IS POTENTIALLY STALINIST? Don't you think that disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski can handle his own issues while working on the job?

Schools and colleges are giving students time off due to Hillary Clinton losing her dream. This is pathetic liberalism and a form of brainwashing and propaganda that serves no purpose other than to cause violence, hatred, and divisiveness in our schools ~ making our students imprisoned and ignorant instead of empowered and intelligent.

Parents are paying for 4 years of kindergarten instead of 4 years of college. All the more reason why exorbitant tuition costs and fees need to be lowered and less government subsidy as well as lowering teachers/instructors/professors salaries. Our students are being deprived of a good education and we the people, parents, and student loans are still footing the bill. This is crazy

As Hillary Clinton would always say "face the facts" and "what difference does it make?" Donald Trump is President-Elect, and she can thank herself and her campaign for that. She ruined her chances of making herstory, not Donald Trump or the Republicans.

Honestly, can't everyone comprehend how people were disgusted with the way the Clinton campaign was run ~ like that of a candy store circus. The fact is the middle and poor working-class Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, etc. were all fed up with the way our country has been footing the bill for nonsense, constantly paying higher taxes, etc. for corrupt programs that do nothing but favor the ultra-liberal rich and paying higher healthcare insurance to essentially foot the bill for illegal immigrants, etc.

On the matter of ObamaCare. I do believe intentions are good and a good start. However, healthcare reform is desperately needed. Costs must be lowered significantly and we need choice and competition for some procedures. (Recall the many procedures that weren't covered by healthcare were thousands of dollars and eventually went down to $299 like Lasix eye surgery, etc.)

While I'm on healthcare: A very successful alternative to healthcare insurance is what many large hospital chains are doing ~ cutting out insurance companies altogether and insuring patients themselves. This saved millions of dollars for patients and hospitals/physicians received more money. For example, patient pays their health insurance premiums directly to the hospital group rather than through insurance companies thus reducing costs phenomenally. That is the type of healthcare reform our country needs ~ choice to choose or pay more through the corrupt insurance company where 90% of the money goes to the insurance companies (mostly to the greedy CEO salaries) rather than the healthcare.

The fact of the matter is, Donald Trump won fair and square, yet Hillary Clinton spent more than twice as much as he did. (According to the Washington Post, as of September 30th Hillary spent a total of $1.3 Billion (vs $795 Trump) of that $556M campaign (vs $284M Trump) $544M Party Fundraising (vs. $486.7M Trump), $188M Super Pacs (vs. $60.1M Trump). (These numbers will be higher to account for October and November spending.)

Yet the media touted Clinton's higher campaign $$$ spending as an advantage over Trump ~ MEDIA PROPAGANDA AT WORK? You be the judge.

After the election presidential elect sore loser, Jill Stein (who never even stood a chance with less than 1% total votes) began fundraising for a recount in 3 states with the following results:
-PA - rejected count;
-MI - denied Jill Stein's appeal;
-WI - Trump ended up with 131 more votes).

Yet the dumb Green Party, lead by political, corrupt, crook Jill Stein raised $7 million in donations only to prove water is wet (Trump had more votes after all). More waste of energy, time and we the people's monies. Green Party recount came to a close on December 13, 2016.

Never once did the media mention Hillary Clinton's comments i.e.,"I wish he was an American and not a Muslim," while referring to a terrorist attack, saying "What I say to people publicly is different than what I personally feel," etc. mocking particular religions and ridiculing others, etc.

Trump mentions immigrant reform he's labeled "racist" but when Bill Clinton mentioned it back in 1995 he was applauded. (see the image and there is also a video on the Liberal Logic site.

We the people felt that the Democratic campaign was a disaster for many reasons especially for what Representative Deborah Wasserman Schultz, former chair of the democratic national committee, did to the democrat's own, Bernie Sanders.

A blatant example of the way Hillary Clinton would have run the White House ~ Lies, cheats, greed, back-stabbing their own, racial polarization, patronizing the ultra-rich for her own financial gain, not to mention selling White House access to Clinton Foundation donors. She and her fellow democrats call her "Presidential."

Well, the election voted otherwise. Let's not even include the email scandal, Donna Brazile questions, Benghazi, etc. We the people just had enough and needed change.

Resources will be added as they come in:

A message from the President and Provost, Teachers College Columbia University

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Twenty years ago today our country was attacked, crumbling NYC's World Trade Center

This is a re-posting of previous annual 911 blog posts by AllThingsDigitalMarketing. Minor edits have been made (most content reflects earlier years) Please visit this blog frequently and share this with your social media and professional networks. Thanks.

I turned the "Falling Man" controversial photo upside-down in 2011 to celebrate the 10th year and today marks 20 years of sorrow and resilience.

This flipped photo is also symbolic of rising peace and love.  

Flagship 1 WTC stands at the symbolic height of 1776, the year when we Americans declared our independence and "all men created equal," now once again, 1776 beautifying NYC's skyline. This photo is symbolic of our rising towers, faith and independence. I share this post (update it a bit) every anniversary year.
For those born on 9/11 or near that date, please visit ~~  no matter what your age, visit and celebrate all goodness born on this tragic day of mourning. You can even register to stay up to date on happenings and things about 9/11 birthday members.

 “The Falling Man,” the 9/11 jumper — perhaps a man named Jonathan Briley — whose photo remains haunting to this day. At 8:46 AM on September 11, 2001, a Boeing 767 aircraft hit the facade of the North Tower of New York’s World Trade Center. Only 16 minutes later, another 767 struck the South Tower.Richard Drew/Associated Press

Photo below, "The Falling Man," by Richard Drew; which I editedcall
"Flipped Falling Man."

wo haikus commemorating 10 years after 9/11 (edited for 20 years)

▐║ 911 twenty
▐║ years later falling man is
▐║ still provocative

▓▌▄▒║ ▓║ ║▌

▐║ pin-straight Falling Man

▐║ endless time still shows the world

▐║ our land, brave and free


Buono-Daly     &nbsp (c) 2011

Emotionally charged, mixed feelings  - From Poet Laureate, Billy Collins' prose commemorating all of the 9/11 victims, "The Names," posted below, to one of the most provocative, unforgettable images by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew, of a man falling from the twin towers, positioned perfectly in the middle. 

The photo was taken at about 9:41 am on 9/11/01 -- 15 minutes before the 1st building, the South tower, collapsed. Videos would show that the falling man was actually a tumbling man in the air and this is one moment in his time that was captured.

Note how perfectly straight, positioned in the middle and parallel to the burning towers the falling man is. The above photo was branded distasteful and voyeuristic -- never to be shown again, yet the incredible "falling man" is still around.


For those of 



how our 


looked before 


here's a 




Joseph Lopes 

taken in 1979.  

New York City's Office of Chief Medical Examiner using new forensic technology and advances in DNA science. have identified 2 more names. Of the 2,753 lives lost,  1,647  victims have been identified (the last 2 just a few days before our 20th 9/11 memorial celebration. 

There is much upside today. By the 11th anniversary (2012) the new multi-billion-dollar World Trade Center, was back up in lower Manhattan's skyline.

One World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower) which was completed on August 30, 2012 and the final component spire installed on May 10, 2013.

Additional complexes include 7 World Trade Center, three other high-rise office buildings, a museum and memorial, and a transportation hub similar in size to Grand Central Terminal. The Four World Trade Center opened to tenants and public on  November 13, 2013. The 9/11 memorial is complete, and the museum opened May 21, 2014. Three World Trade Center open in 2015 and the $4 billion Transportation Hub, the most expensive ever also called "Oculus" (originally opened back in 1903) reopened  March 4, 2016.  Two World Trade Center's full construction has been placed on hold until tenants can be found; It began construction in June 2008 and is still expected to be completed by 2020. Three World Trade Center, in the very center of  the new WTC began construction in 2010 and is scheduled to open by 2018 (earlier than anticipated). As posted by "The defining aspect of 3 WTC is its load-sharing system of diamond-shaped bracing, which helps to articulate the building's east-west configuration. This allows unimpeded 360-degree panoramic views of New York."  WTC overview photo above by Joe Woolhead, Silverstein Properties

Budgeted at 3.9 billion upon completion, flagship, One World Trade Center, formerly known as the Freedom Tower, has been opened since November 3, 2014. At 104 stories (1368 feet high), the decorative architectural spire atop makes the building stand at the symbolic height of 1,776 feet. Observation decks will adorn the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors. Tenants so far include magazine publisher Conde Nast and the federal government's General Services Administration. Visit time lapse of 1 WTC video animation of rebuilding 1 WTC.

Rendering of 1 WTC photo left courtesy of Wikimedia.

At 72 stories (977ft high) Four World Trade Center, was the first office building to open, (October 2013). First tenants were Port Authority, the Bistate agency that owns the trade center site and lost its headquarters when the twin towers were attacked. According to many articles and documentaries, there were about 200 people who jumped to their deaths, some were able to be identified only for the victim’s families and to provide closure for them. But there was no time to recover or identify those who were forced to jump prior to the collapse of the towers. We lost almost 3,000 lives that day.

Where were you on 9/11/2001?
I was working on Wall Street( on the corner of Wall and Water Streets). It was a beautiful, clear skied morning. I arrived early as I usually do and was at my desk on the computer when I heard a loud bang and felt rumbling underneath my desk at 8:46 a.m. I shouted "What was that?" Then 15 minutes later another bang, as some fellow employees arrived - initially we thought it was from a missile. Hard to imagine it would be the biggest single attack on American lives. I still keep asking myself "how could this be?" I was curious and ran outside to see what was happening.

As I was walking on Water St. and reached Liberty St., it was at about 10:00 am, I saw large billows of gray smoke, appearing to turn day to night, enveloping hundreds if not thousands of people running for their lives towards me – apparently heading towards the river. I asked some folks what is happening now and all were in shock. With all the commotion, all they could say while they were running was “it’s down, it’s down.” At that moment, I thought another plane came down. I ran back to the office and learned from colleagues that the South tower collapsed (incidentally, this was the 2nd building hit). The North tower (1st building hit) collapsed at about 30 minutes later. And the world would never be the same.

"The Names" poem by Billy Collins posted below:
Yesterday, I lay awake in the palm of the night.
A soft rain stole in, unhelped by any breeze,
And when I saw the silver glaze on the windows,
I started with A, with Ackerman, as it happened,
Then Baxter and Calabro,
Davis and Eberling, names falling into place
As droplets fell through the dark.
Names printed on the ceiling of the night.
Names slipping around a watery bend.
Twenty-six willows on the banks of a stream.
In the morning, I walked out barefoot
Among thousands of flowers
Heavy with dew like the eyes of tears,
And each had a name --
Fiori inscribed on a yellow petal
Then Gonzalez and Han, Ishikawa and Jenkins.
Names written in the air
And stitched into the cloth of the day.
A name under a photograph taped to a mailbox.
Monogram on a torn shirt,
I see you spelled out on storefront windows
And on the bright unfurled awnings of this city.
I say the syllables as I turn a corner --
Kelly and Lee,
Medina, Nardella, and O'Connor.
When I peer into the woods,
I see a thick tangle where letters are hidden
As in a puzzle concocted for children.
Parker and Quigley in the twigs of an ash,
Rizzo, Schubert, Torres, and Upton,
Secrets in the boughs of an ancient maple.
Names written in the pale sky.
Names rising in the updraft amid buildings.
Names silent in stone
Or cried out behind a door.
Names blown over the earth and out to sea.
In the evening -- weakening light, the last swallows.
A boy on a lake lifts his oars.
A woman by a window puts a match to a candle,
And the names are outlined on the rose clouds --
Vanacore and Wallace,
(let X stand, if it can, for the ones unfound)
Then Young and Ziminsky, the final jolt of Z.
Names etched on the head of a pin.
One name spanning a bridge, another undergoing a tunnel.
A blue name needled into the skin.
Names of citizens, workers, mothers and fathers,
The bright-eyed daughter, the quick son.
Alphabet of names in a green field.
Names in the small tracks of birds.
Names lifted from a hat
Or balanced on the tip of the tongue.
Names wheeled into the dim warehouse of memory.
So many names, there is barely room on the walls of the heart

Additional information at the following links:


New York City's $4 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub is finally open to the public — take a look inside

║See CBS video, “The Passionate Eye,”

║Video “911 The Falling Man” Images of bodies hanging out of windows, holding on across the steel across windows, leaning out for air.

║Google Blog:

My two 911 haikus:
║ 911 ten ═ years later falling man is ═ still provocative

║ pin-straight Falling Man ═ endless time still shows the world ═ our land, brave and free

Search engine stats for the term 911 on Sept. 11, 2014
Match type  &nbsp Broad   &nbsp   &nbsp Exact
Google   44,900,000   &nbsp 44,400,000
Yahoo   &nbsp 54,200,000   &nbsp 54,100,000
Bing     &nbsp 54,200,000   &nbsp 54,200,000

Search engine stats for the term 911 on Sept. 11, 2011
Match type  &nbsp Broad   &nbsp   &nbsp Exact
Google   981,000,000   &nbsp 431,000,000
Yahoo   &nbsp 246,000,000   &nbsp 240,000,000
Bing     &nbsp 245,000,000   &nbsp 242,000,000

▓▌▄▒║ ▓║ ║▌ Soothe your soul by listening to music in memory of 911 like Unhappy Birthday, by The Bacon Brothers, Originally from the album "White Knuckles" reworked for the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 with updated lyrics, written by Michael and Kevin Bacon, Directed by Bill Keller
▓▌▄▒║ ▓║ ║▌ visit the NYC FireStore on Greenwich Street, NYC
▓▌▄▒║ ▓║ ║▌ World Trade Center Status Detailed By Developers 11 Years After September 11th Attacks , by the Associated Press, September 10, 2012
▓▌▄▒║ ▓║ ║▌ World Trade Center Timeline, by WTC organization

▓▌▄▒║ ▓║ ║▌ Downtown Manhattan Future Skyline animation, by Silverstein Properties

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Bugs Bunny reaches the big 081: Happy birthday to America's smartest cartoon character born on 7/27/1940

This is a repost from previous Happy b-day Blogger posts

Bugs Bunny reaches the big 081: Happy birthday to America's smartest cartoon character born on 7/27/1940

“Eh...What’s up Doc?” 

Bugs Bunny’s most famous catchphrase introduced at the debut of cartoon short, “A Wild Hare,” on July 27, 1940

Hard to believe, the world's smartest cartoon character, Bugs Bunny, turns 81 years young today (7/27/20). Bugs was born with the release of cartoon short, "A Wild Hare," directed by Tex Avery, on July 27, 1940.

According to the publication "Bugs Bunny: 50 Years and Only One Grey Hare," Bugs was born in Brooklyn, New York, in a warren under Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 

Actually, he was created by many animators and staff, including Tex Avery. According to the late Mel Blanc, the character's original voice actor, Bugs has a Flatbush accent.  He still stands as the funniest and smartest cartoon character ever ~ always the underdog yet outsmarting his tormentors. According to Kwame Opam of The Verge, "...As a character, Bugs Bunny is king, and he's as close to an animated culture hero as we're going to get..." 

A Wild Hare, was the first cartoon where both Elmer Fudd and Bugs are shown in their fully developed forms as hunter and tormentor.

In this cartoon Mel Blanc first uses what would become Bugs' standard voice; this cartoon also marks the first time that Bugs uses his catchphrase, "What's up, Doc?"

Animation historian Joe Adamson deems "A Wild Hare" as the first "official" Bugs Bunny short. The short was a huge success in theaters and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

Other Resources 
A Brief History of Bugs Bunny, Bathroom Reader, Comics & Cartoons on Nov 8, 2010; Bugs Bunny Quotes
 Yahoo Voice, The History of Bugs Bunny
► Bugs Bunny at the Symphony (Tour dates - 2012-2013
► Listing of Bugs Bunny cartoons in chronological order 
► - The Wild Hare, starring Elmer Fudd, July 27, 1940

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All photos courtesy of Wikimedia unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Nine years ago today ~ Marketing and the importance of purpose: First of a series of “evergreen marketing insights” by Gloria Buono-Daly

This is a reposting with a few edits. The first of a series of evergreen marketing insights initially posted on Examiner 9 years ago - July 12, 2012!

Do you have your purpose statement or personal brand statement?  Well, you should! Here's mine:

"I'm just an "unthinkable resilientist" simplifying the complex and obstructing the negative. 

Now it's your turn to tell me yours. You never know, you may end up inventing a new word organically, just like I did.

Purpose, it’s important, we all have it and use it in our everyday lives. Yet whenever one is asked to define his/her purpose, why is it so difficult to answer?  What are your apprehensions? 

The rust on the fence symbolizes aging, no longer resilient yet still cool and beautiful. The fence atop the railroad, a reminder sometimes we need to stop to enjoy the beauty, be cautious and stay on track. 

Photo credit: Gloria Buono-Daly, taken in NYC, Spring 2011

There are so many books/blog posts/articles, etc., both digitally and in print about personal branding and the importance of knowing your purpose. 

Photo credit: Gloria Buono-Daly, taken in NYC March 2012.

 One of the many things we don’t learn in school or on the job is the importance of personal brand.

How else can you create an innovative marketing plan and understand the purpose of your plan without initially understanding the real meaning of why you are here?

Marketing, like purpose, is having a clear perspective, confidence and drive, ultimately bringing substantial contributions and value in everything you do.
Just as no two fingerprints are alike, no two marketers are alike - we all have a special and unique story that is incorporated into our work whether we are aware of it or not. 

 There may be similar skill-sets, education, or a generic marketing plan/guideline, but it is the unique initiative, thinking, and creative execution in our work that motivates us to act and accomplish.

When tackling the question “what is your purpose?” one may perceive it as networking all the time or being on the Internet all day writing, but to say this would be deceiving. Gravitating towards networking in person or on the Internet, illustrates the enjoyment and appreciation of meeting and learning about others, e.g., marketers, writers, etc.

This also illustrates interest and enthusiasm to participate interactively by sharing comments, suggestions, and ideas. This can be mentally stimulating (like reading a good book or tablet). If this action touched one person or encouraged many to think, imagine, and improve, then this has made a difference and helped someone.

There are many reasons why purpose is a major element for marketers and personal brand. Think about it and share your thoughts, which will be incorporated into the next series article titled, "Marketing and the importance of being personal."

One of my favorite inspiring quotes to help you find and define your purpose:  

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."   ~ Albert Einstein, German theoretical physicist, world renown as the father of Physics, (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955)

This article was first posted on on July 12, 2012). Marketing and the importance of purpose: First of a series of “evergreen marketing insights”

AllThingsDigitalMarketing Blog introducing article on Examiner at

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Happy 245th Independence Day America! Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, still on but mostly likely fewer in-person crowds than normal. Enjoy it digitally or on TV. How Will You Be Celebrating?

This blog has been updated from previous July 4th articles on AllThingsDigitalMarketing blog. Thank you for visiting, and please share with your social media and professional networks. Thanks.

Happy 245th Independence Day America! Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, still on but most likely fewer in-person crowds than normal. Progress since last year, when no in-person crowds were allowed due to COVID19.  Enjoy it in NYC in person, digitally or on TV.  

How do you plan on Celebrating? 

Happy 245th Independence Day America! The 81st Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, the nation’s largest Independence Day display, on the East River still on but no in-person crowds in New York City will begin at 8 p.m. and broadcast on NBC, Sunday, July 4th.  The actual fireworks will begin after 9 p.m. over the East River in Midtown Manhattan.  

How Will You Be Celebrating?  This is the 2nd July 4th during COVID19.

Where to watch this years Macys Fireworks show. Some areas in NYC to watch include East 23rd, East 34th and East 42nd streets. Click here for more locations and answers to frequently asked questions. 

Here's the 202 Google July 4th Doodle - it's an animated Bald Eagle Parade - America's national symbol of freedom and sovereignty. The bald eagle was selected on June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the USA because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks - also at that time, it was thought to be only present in the United States.  More information at 

I just love the 2020 Google July 4th Doodle it's an adorable interactive celebration (this link takes you to information and history behind the Google July 4th doodles. For the actual doodle on the google search engine, see below video on YouTube  and enjoy!

Last year, Google's doodle had an interactive July 4th interactive  baseball doodle! 

Here's Google's 2019 Fourth of July doodle - enjoy this interactive doodle which lets you play baseball game.

And here's one of my favorite quotes about America's Happy Independence Day, July 4th!

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. 

You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” Erma Bombeck, American humorist, reknown suburban home life newapaper columnist chronicling ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife (mid-1960s - late 1990s); Publisher of 15 books, most bestsellers; On patriotism & Independence Day.

Video from lmy 7/4th 2018 fireworks show at Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers, NY 

Visit this link for more information about
Macy’s  Fireworks - Macy's lit light up the Brooklyn Bridge with fireworks and will also light Smartphones for 1st time ever (2017)! Will you be syncing your smartphone this July 4th?

Visit this link  Celebrate 4th of July with Macys!  according t0 

Visit this link Best Places to Watch Fireworks in NYC 

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, the nation’s largest Independence Day display, returned to the East River a few years back and it's still here :)   

How Will You Be Celebrating??
For things to do in NYC on July 4th visit the following posts: 
Δ Where to Watch Macys July Fourth Fireworks as listed on

ΔFifth Annual Freedom Fest, July 4, 2019  (here's link from July 4, 2018)
Δ Fourth of July in New York City post by NYC TOURIST.
Δ Fourth of July at SkyRoom, Hells Kitchen, NYC
Δ Where to Eat and Drink on July Fourth in NYC

No plans yet? You can always play baseball with Google's 2019 4th interactive doodle!

Here's Google's 2019 Fourth of July doodle - enjoy this interactive doodle which lets you play baseball game.

Here's Google's wonderful doodle from 2018 Fourth of July! 

Happy Independence Day America! Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and safe one.

However you spend it and whatever you do, please remember to not text while driving or while playing with fireworks. Hard to believe, I swear you can't make this up: On a July 4, 2015 morning on my way home from the Jersey Shore, a lady driver was in her car plucking hairs from her chin on Hope Road before the right turn onto the Garden State Parkway not only during the red light but continuing tweezing even when the light turned green. She must have a hell of a lot of hair on her chin.

Although President Adams's Independence Day prediction was July 2, the actual date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress, from the getgo, Americans celebrated independence on July 4th, which is the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. This year marks the 242nd Anniversary!

Remarkable coincidence is that both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration.

Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third president in a row who died on this memorable day. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only President to have been born on Independence Day.
If you happen to be in New York City on July 4th, don't miss Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display on the East River which begins at 9:00pm. This year marks Macy's 41st year celebrating July 4th with fireworks in NYC. More information visit this link at Macy's 4th of July Fireworks!  from FoxNews.  

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Happy 112th Father's Day and Fatherhood Day America! Sunday, June 20, 2021

This Father's Day blog post is a repost from previous Father's Day posts from this blog with minor updates.  Enjoy!

Happy 112th Father's Day (and Fatherhood Day) America! Sunday, June 20, 2021

"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father." 
 ~~ Pope John XXIII 
(Latin: Ioannes XXIII), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈandʒelo dʒuˈzɛppe roŋˈkalli]; 25 November 1881 – 3 June 1963), reigned from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963. (photo above right, boy with hand-made gift for his dad, courtesy of

"My father could have been a great comedian but he didn't believe that was possible for him. So he made a conservative choice. Instead he got a 'safe job' as an accountant, and when I was 12 years old he was let go from that safe job. Our family had to do whatever we could to survive...I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love." 
~~ Jim Carrey, 
Award winning actor, comedian, children's book author, philanthropist, on how his late father inspired him to follow his dreams. Quote taken from his speech at a recent Maharshi University Management Class of 2014 in Fairfield, Iowa, and received an honorary doctorate for his achievements as a comedian, artist, author, and philanthropist. (Photo,You Tube video screen capture; Full speech at

I use to update this post every year with Google's doodle for FD - it may or may not be updated this year.  (see below)

Happy 109th  Father's Day America! The first Father's Day celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910.  Incidentally either plural possessive (i.e., Fathers') or individual possessive (i.e., Father's) can be used; However, the original proclamation law referred to Father's Day.

Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. 

This year, Google's animated Father's Day doodle by doodler, Olivia Huynh, intends to characterize the “universality of familial love.” In 2013, Google celebrated Father's Day with an interactive doodle that shows dads in many different roles with simple clicks. IN 2014, Google's doodle celebrated Father's Day and World Cup with an adorable doodle moustached dad with the letter O (this was one of my faavorites).

While I'm at it, I have to share a photo of my Grandfather (Angelo Buono) circa about 1908 with a similar moustache like Google doodle. Born in Naples, Italy my grandmother would tell me stories of how he became an engineer and seeked a better life by immigrating to the U.S. Around 7 years later, 1915, he moved to New York, NY and opened a fruit and produce business on Arthur Avenue, the Bronx's Little Italy. The business stayed in the family for over 80 years (1915 - late 1990's).

Did you know that "Father's Day" was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. In addition to Father's Day, International Men's Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19 for men and boys who are not fathers.

Here are more photos of my grandfathers - Imperati and Buono - Hard working ntrepreneurs, they came to the USA for a better life, and to start families - both sides had 8 children;  I would not be here without them. It was never about money but surviving and providing a better life for the family. Love you guys. I pray, and thank my lucky stars every day. 

Photo left, my mom's dad Andrea Imperati, standing in the middle - his mother would live to 103 years old - she would still pick fruit and vegetables from her garden. He and my grandmother, Elvira Travaglina, would have 4 girls, 4 boys (living to see 3 predecease him)

Photo right, my father's dad Angelo Buono. He and his wife Carmela Piccolo, would have 7 boys and 1 girl (the eldest).

Photo right, another photo of my dad's dad, Angelo Buono. I'm not sure but this may have been taken in Italy. He is probably with one of his relatives during a Holy Communion or Confirmation many years ago.   Family and religion, always so important to my family. It was their pride, love, and joy.  

How well-dressed they were. As a style fan I really like the cravat (loose bow tie) worn by the child with a double-breasted jacket and the sharp light tailored suit with necktie and button-down vest on my grandfather. 

Below is a photo of my mother's father our Grandfather Andrea Imperati (Imperato). He was already a grandfather, couldn't find earlier photos.

For those of us whose dads are no longer with us, (an estimate of about 100 million folks in the U.S.A.) and for the many more who still have their dad, there are so many things to do to keep his memory in your heart. Do things that your dad loved and things that brought out the best as well as visiting your dad's friends and family.(photo left courtesy of

I have so many fond memories as a child with my dad and other family members at the Jersey Shore that I was inspired to write a short story in memory of my dad, “The Painting Ballerina".

The short story (published in 1999) was about a young girl by the sea who with the help of her animal friends, creates a new art form “ paint-dancing.”

 Enjoy this article originally written years ago and updated and reprinted a few times in a local Il Progresso about my late dad and his fellow veteran brothers who served WWII with honors. 


Besides baseball games, brunch in NYC or a beer cruise in NYC, and DadFests, why not celebrate "Father's Day" by donating to NTEN, a membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes. This is great especially for all you digital, tech geeks out there.

What things do (or did) your dad enjoy? Are you planning anything special this Father's Day?

Lovingly and appropriately, I did things that my dad enjoyed this FD weekend -- dining out at fine restaurants with friends and having lots of laughs throughout the event. Here's a few photos posted on Facebook - Ladies Night Out to celebrate birthdays of Helen and Rosann.

Things to do and other resources for Father’s Day:
• Take the Fatherhood Pledge
• 10 Freebies for Father's Day
•'s_Day Father's Day on Wikipedia

This blog posting is a re-post from previous Father's Day blog posts from the blog. 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Happy 154th Memorial Day America, Monday, May 31, 2021

 Happy 154th  Memorial Day America, Monday, May 31, 2021

Wishing everyone a very healthy, happy, safe, and COVID19-free weekend.  More important information from MedicineNet's article Safe Memorial Day Planning during COVID-19 Pandemic - enjoy!  Or you You can copy/paste the following link in your browser:

This blog is an update from previous Memorial Day blog postings with minor edits. Enjoy!
I call this photo "BIG RED FLOWER."  I took this photo at the Bronx River, 4/29/2014, originally thought it was a tulip.  But realize it's a beautiful, large POPPY symbolic of so many things, during Memorial Day, symbolizing our fallen heroes. 

Let this BIG RED FLOWER be whatever you want it to be, let it mean whatever you want it to mean. Whatever, I hope looking at it brings you some joy and smiles.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend America! We need to keep on remembering and praying for all of our U.S. veterans who have sacrificed their lives fighting for our great country, the U.S.A.

“We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies." 
 ~~ Moina Michael (aka Poppy Lady)
U.S. professor and humanitarian who vowed to always wear a red poppy as a symbol of remembrance for those who served in the war. In 1915, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," Moina Michael replied with her own poem, We Shall Keep the Faith, November 1918

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae 
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead.
Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved and now we lie,
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw,
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us, who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow,
In Flanders Fields. 

We all seem to forget that we celebrate Memorial Day for the many service members who have lost their lives serving our country. Memorial Day is one of the special times of the year to honor loved ones who have passed and "In Flanders Fields" reminds us of those who have died protecting our country and freedom.

 Memorial Day marks the first day of the year for white-wear. The traditional fashion trend, “no white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day” gained popularity as the wealthy began wearing white in the summer. 

Light clothing was the symbol of leisure and black and navy were always the norms for the working class. This fad continued until years later as many began replacing white pants with the likes of bold solids and floral prints, pastel jungle prints, red jumpsuits, neon pink, and cobalt sundresses. 

I was fortunate to receive this 
article from one of my very 
dearest cousins about our late 
fathers and their 2 brothers 
(total 7 brothers, 1 sister).

All 4 brothers served during WWII. We were blessed as all 4 survived; However, we always remember those soldiers who sacrificed their lives. 

 For all you men out there, check out GQ for ways to wear white on Memorial Day, Three Ways to Wear White on Memorial Day 

What to do in NYC on Memorial Day weekend 

► Memorial Day weekend events in NYC, TimeOut
Best beaches near NYC
► The best NYC parks, TimeOut
► Memorial Day Parade,
► New York Memorial Day Weekend Events
► Best Things to do in NYC,
► How to Observe Memorial Day , 

 The first Memorial Day celebration traces back to May 30, 1868. Memorial Day honors men and women who fought for our country so that we can all be free. 

Originally coined "Decoration Day," Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Memorial Day is less about barbecues and more about celebrating our nation’s veterans. Don't forget -- raise your flag half-staff -- honor more than one million Americans who gave their lives in service of this country for our freedom. 

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states.

The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis' birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee. 

Memorial Day Fashion Trends 

► Enjoy the Long Weekend with Memorial Day Fashion Finds on
► What To Wear For Every Kind Of Memorial Day Weekend
► Do You Have to Wait Until After Memorial Day to Wear White? |
► Moina Bell Michael: the Idea for the Flanders Fields Memorial Poppy 

Other Resources
Memorial Day Calendar 
Memorial Day History 
► How to Observe Memorial Day
► Buddy Poppy
► The Story Behind the Poppy
► InflandersFields-YouTube
► InflandersFields-YouTube 

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Wishing you and yours a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

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