Monday, January 9, 2012

Barker's Newsbites: Janurary, 9, 2012

Hey, folks!

You've all noticed, no doubt, that there haven't been all that many newsbites lately.


But between work, exercise, dieting, and the run-down of the Christmas season...


Anyway... I'm recovering from Pink Eye today... so... today may be no better than past days.

(Sorry, again!)

I also have some errands to run and tonight... a wake to attend tonight...


On the bright side, though, there's been less "homework" for you people, lately!


OK... now... to today's diet:

Had an early morning run, but when I got home I had three kiwi's at 9:15 a.m.

1:30 p.m. - Four "rings" of a pineapple.

(I know... I know... I need something beside fruit; give me time - this second day of not-exercising due to the Pink Eye is throwing off my rhythm. Perhaps I'm overcompensating... but so be it.)

To be continued...

3:30 p.m. - Two ounces of cheese nibbled with three Wasa whole wheat crackers.

5:30 p.m. - One-quarter cup trail mix.

6: 00 p.m. - Rejected as a Facebook "friend" by my sister-in-law Eileen in a very nice email letting me know that my inclusion wouldn't be a very good fit with her Catholic friends. Nice, huh?! Oh... but I shouldn't worry about not seeing the kids' pictures because she no longer posts them. You know... "security" and all that. (*ROLLING MY EYES*)

To be continued...

8:30 p.m. - Roast beef, swiss, and cheddar sandwich on sourdough bread, lettuce, peppercini, sun-dried tomatoes, turkey bacon, and mayo. (Oh... and two pickles!) Not exactly what one thinks of as a diet meal, but... (*SHRUG*)... a relatively low cal day otherwise!

9:30 p.m. - Finished off the panettoni cake with a half glass of 1% milk.


1 comment:

William R. Barker said...

President Obama's first chief of staff Rahm Emanuel once sat on the board of troubled federal mortgage giant Freddie Mac.


Bill Daley, the president's chief of staff whose departure was announced today, was previously a top executive at financial firm J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.


So of course there should be little surprise that Obama's latest chief of staff, announced today by the president himself, also has deep ties to the financial industry himself.


From 2006-2008, Jack Lew was chief operating officer of Citibank's alternative investments division. And it was his division that made billions of dollars betting "U.S. homeowners would not be able to make their mortgage payments," as the Huffington Post reported. (

The piece also reported: “Lew made millions at Citi, including a bonus of nearly $950,000 in 2009 just a few months after the bank received billions of dollars in a taxpayer rescue, according to disclosure forms filed with the federal government. The bank is still partly owned by taxpayers.”