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Hey folks, I'm in the process of moving from sunny RED Arizona to BRRRRR Wisconsin.

The last thing I have time for is screwing around on the inner tubes but my son just sent me this letter that a friend of his wrote and the urge to share it overwhelmed me.

It's asking for support for Referendum 74 in the state of Washington, Freedom To Marry.


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Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 07:43 PM PDT

One Last NN12 Photodiary

by Julie Gulden

One last batch of pictures before I start making my plans for San Jose...NN13!

As for those of you who are wondering  how the NN11 Champion team "ONOZ" fared at the Chairman's Pub Quiz, let me assure you, we lost had a great time.
Losing Dave Weigel from our team was a blow  as was losing Populista  from last year's 2nd place team. However, despite our adversity, and being the good losers sports that we are, our heartiest congratulations to team Sea Org. (Oh-oh, look folks, they've got a giant target on their backs that we'll all be aiming for in San Jose!) As for the Chairman, Adam B, if you tried could you possibly come up with any more boring  tough questions? No 3M, no Prince, no Fargo, no Burma! Sheesh, let me know if you need a layman's touch next year.

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Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 08:40 AM PDT

NN12 Photos On The Run

by Julie Gulden

Phil S 33 requested more photos...(like I need asking to put up pics: )
I have to study for the Pub Quiz which is being held tonite so I must hurry.
You do know that ours was the  CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM (wanted to say that one more time...heh) from last year?

We saw this good omen on Wednesday afternoon:


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Hi guys, the adrenalin is flowing here in Providence. . Everywhere I turn there's another "oh my gosh, it's so good to see you again!!" It should be illegal to have this much fun.

The registration process is not going as smoothly as past years but the elves are working their collective butts off filling bags and trying to speed things up. So, I had a choice, work with them or photograph them....Ha! I'm no dummy, I chose door #2 for photographs: )


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Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 05:59 PM PST

Now isn't this special?

by Julie Gulden

Once upon a time there was a man named Donald who lived at the top of a castle.
No one had made him a king, but oh how he thought he was. One day Donald met another man who had visions of grandeur. His name was Newt and he lived under a rock near a very pretty store that wrapped it's jewelry in little blue boxes with pretty white bows. (Yes, I bought something from Tiffany once, and the recipient just about wet her pants when she saw the little blue box. See, it's all in the packaging...can't figure out why they don't just sell the little blue boxes, which, by the way, are actually aqua.)

So, back to the Donald and the Newt.....they came up with this great idea....let's put the little poor kids to work....and we'll call them aprentii. "We'll have a little fun with this!."

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Assuming you have read Robinswing's Post, SistahSpeak, you are aware of a boycott of DailyKos for one week.

A boycott of a liberal website for racism???? OMG, that doesn't make sense!
Well, maybe not to you, but after reading comments in sberel's post, Encounters With Strangers and comments in
blue jersey mom's post,  racism is here. How do I know? It's like Kos said about pornography, you know it when you see it.

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Yes, the good news is that Krugman didn't do a low groan (hardly any), he didn't ridicule nor did he chastise President Obama for his jobs plan. He actually said this:

President Obama’s hair may not be on fire, but it’s definitely smoking; clearly and gratifyingly, he does grasp how desperate the jobs situation is.

Of course he then goes on to say that

his plan isn’t likely to become law, thanks to Republican opposition.
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Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 10:27 AM PDT

NOTW Whistleblower Found Dead

by Julie Gulden

Sean Hoare, the whistleblower in the News Of The World hacking scandal has been found dead.  According to The Guardian his death is being treated as "unexplained."
Hmmm, ya think?

Sean Hoare, the former News of the World showbiz reporter who was the first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead, the Guardian has learned.

Hoare, who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems, is said to have been found dead at his Watford home.

Hertfordshire police would not confirm his identity, but the force said in a statement: "At 10.40am today [Monday 18 July] police were called to Langley Road, Watford, following the concerns for welfare of a man who lives at an address on the street. Upon police and ambulance arrival at a property, the body of a man was found. The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

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Way back in November, the loud mouth Alan Simpson was tickled pink with the new congress.

He was absolutely orgasmic over what was to come.

"This is going to be beautiful politics -- the brutal kind. I love those," said Simpson. "The debt limit... will prove who's a hero, who's a jerk, and who's a charlatan, and who's a fakir."

He then called the new Tea party members of congress, "sharp cookies."
(Remember how we all groaned at that one?)
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Mon Jul 04, 2011 at 03:06 PM PDT

The Shoulders Under Your Feet

by Julie Gulden

Gail Collin's book When Everything Changed not only informs you of the struggles of the women's movement from the 60's til the present, it makes you feel the struggle. The book was written in 2009 and was on the bestseller list.  Independence day seems like a good time to revisit the book.

Collins' book offers this lens for today's young women who might not notice the shoulders under their feet: The "generation that took the risks, filed the suits, held the press conferences, and made the demands were not the ones who benefited."
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Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 11:22 AM PDT

Bachmann's First Gaffe? Nope!

by Julie Gulden

UPDATE:  Well, commenters here are better than the media...seems John Wayne WAS born in Iowa.  I swear, Daily Kos readers are better than all the MSM put together.


Actually, both John Wayne's are from IOWA (3+ / 0-)
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But, JW Gacy is from Waterloo, which is where she said JW was from.  JW is from another town.

Minor correction, but, let's not correct a misstatement with a misstatement.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. -- John Lennon

by gdalpert

As she kicked off her Presidential Campaign, Bachmann said in an interview that just as John Wayne was from Iowa, that's the kind of spirit that she has too.

There's just one problem:
John Wayne isn't from Iowa.  JOHN WAYNE GACY, THE SERIAL KILLER is from Iowa.

Leaving now for the store.  There could be a shortage of popcorn during this campaign.

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Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 07:02 PM PDT

NN11 Photo Diary

by Julie Gulden

I apologize for the quality of my pics this year.  Please, someone tell Apple to improve their camera on the iPad. (Heh, I sound like a Republican, blame someone else, doncha know!)  But I still love every one of them.

If I get anyone's name wrong, let me know and I'll edit.
For those of you who did not attend NN11, please start stuffing your piggy banks now so we can meet up at NN12 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Here is the winningest photo ever of Navajo and Common Sense Mainer


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