I've just passed 9 years on the Great Orange Satan website, and one of the highlights for me was a few years back when we had a great long drive to raise gift subscriptions before the lifetime subscriptions went away.
So, last year I did a mini drive of my own for annual subscriptions, which while much smaller, was also very satisfying.
Third time makes it tradition. :)
So, I invite you to tell me who I should give a gift subscription to.
Nominate yourself, or someone whose writing you admire, or some other member for some other reason.
I can probably manage three gift subscriptions this year-but if anyone else wants to join in the fun, all the better.
As I explained elsewhere, while I'm a lifer, and find Daily Kos invaluable in ways small and large, I'd much rather give a subscription than do a straight up donation.
I'm guessing there are others who'd like to do the same, and we don't always know who to give one. So far, everyone I've looked at already has a sub.
But there's this money burning a hole in my virtual pocket...
So, I'm open to suggestions. I think I can scrape up three subs myself, and I invite you, my fellow kossacks, to suggest who I should spend that money on.
Or, if you'd like to join me, and do the same, feel free to join in.
Whether I'm able to gift you, or someone else does, please know that you are part of what makes Daily Kos special to me, and I hope 2012 ends with you happy and surrounded by love, and 2013 brings us all renewed vigor for the fights ahead.
Well, between the claims and counterclaims it gets a little murky about who under Dept of Homeland Security exactly was working with whom on what. And if the DHS was involved, and the FBI, what other depts might be engaging in this organized smothering of free assembly with mass arrests, kettling, and pepper spray (wait, I thought that was a condiment)?
One way to answer the questions is to file a FOIA with the departments that might be involved.
My father always told me-"when people tell you who they are-BELIEVE THEM."
Kay Bailey Hutchison is touted as a "moderate" Republican despite her voting records on immigration or reproductive health or, well honestly, I don't know why anyone thinks she's moderate except that she doesn't appear to be a secessionist like Governor Perry.
But when she really has a chance to be moderate-to demonstrate for all to see that she has the chops for leadership of a soon-if-not-now majority minority state, here's what she REALLY thinks of her Latino constituents.
Fehrenbach said after talking with Obama, he felt confident "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," would eventually be repealed. But he said he was not sure it would happen before he is discharged. His case is before the Personnel Review Board, which is considering whether to recommend discharging him. After that, it will go to the Air Force secretary for review.
He said Obama told him that while 75 percent of the public supports repealing the policy, senior leaders in the military still need to be convinced.
"I said to him, ‘The people I serve with don’t care,’ " Fehrenbach said. "This is a nonissue."
I understand that rank has its privileges, especially in the military. However, those privileges should never extend to the point of endangering national security to indulge their own homophobic prejudices.
The gloves have to come off when it comes to individual members of Congress who vote for "fast track" and the Trans Pacific Partnership. I'm talking seriously funded primaries in 2016. I'm going to ...