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Wed Feb 02, 2011 at 06:58 PM PST

Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #43

by demkat620

You are in the the 43rd Child Diary of the Liveblog of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising and other uprisings spreading throughout the Mideast.  We stand with our Egyptian friends and their courageous struggle for freedom.

DO NOT REC THIS DIARY!  Rec the Mothership here.

(The idea is to keep the Mothership visible on the rec list, with links therein to the child diaries where we can discuss the events.  This prevents multiple liveblog diaries taking up slots on the rec list.)

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Fri Nov 27, 2009 at 05:29 AM PST

GUS: Cold Turkey Recovery Thread

by demkat620

GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If you are quitting or even thinking about quitting, please -- join us! The GUS Library at dKosopedia is organically evolving, and stocked with free-range information: quit-smoking links, helpful GUS diary writing tips, and the GUS Buddy List.


Favorite recipe for leftover turkey

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Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 03:44 PM PST

DE Gov - Results Live Blog

by demkat620

Please Do not recommend this diary.  Use the Mothership

This is a live blog for the Governor's race in the homestate of our next vice president Joe Biden.

Delaware Secretary of State

Democrat Jack Markel
Republican Bill Lee

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Thu Sep 25, 2008 at 05:45 PM PDT

The next Generation of the GOP

by demkat620

I found this video over at MSNBC.  And it needs to be seen to be believed.

Sterilize the poor

Yes you read that right.

More below the jump.

A proposal by State Representative John LaBruzzo (R-Metairie) to study the issue of sterilizing poor people as a way of combating poverty has caused an uproar. The broad outline of the plan calls for poor women to receive a $1,000 payment to have their Fallopian tubes tied and for poor men to receive $500 to have a vasectomy. LaBruzzo believes this plan would decrease the number of people receiving welfare benefits. He also noted that it will be completely voluntary. Nonetheless, just the idea of sterilization has motivated critics to cast LaBruzzo as a racist. The Metairie State Representative rejects any charge of racism noting that the plan will mostly impact white people who make up a majority of welfare recipients.

 from the

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Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 01:54 PM PDT

Goddamn Sellout

by demkat620

I'm not having it.  I'm not.  Promises were made and promises godamn well better be kept.  I'm gonna vote for you on Tuesday because I believed certain things.  Now you've let me down.


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Mon Dec 24, 2007 at 06:26 AM PST

Peace be with you

by demkat620

It was often tradition in war time for hostilities to suspend during the christmas holiday.  So let's declare a cessation of candidate flame wars for one day only.  The previously scheduled bloodbath will return soon enough.

Merry Christmas, kossacks!  Have a holly, jolly!  Snuggle with your loved ones and remember all those in harms way.  Give peace on earth a chance and celebrate the season of giving.  Let all the crap go for one day and try to love one another.

Whether you believe or not, take the day for what it could be and just grab your nearest love one and say "Peace be with you."

You'll feel better.  Merry Christmas, peace be with you and Happy New Year!"

And for the little kiddies in all of us, here is government spending I approve of:



Favorite Holiday drink

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According to a new article by Ben Smith at the Politico, Rudy may have billed thousands of dollars to obscure New York agencies for weekend getaways with Judith Nathan on Long Island.

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Fri Aug 10, 2007 at 04:37 PM PDT

Things I know

by demkat620

I know it's Friday.
I know Bush sucks.
I know David Broder will soon publish a column letting us know that Bush would have had his predicted bounce but Broder himself underestimated the inability of the Democrats to act in a sane, serious, and centrist way by giving Bush everything he wants.
I know Richard Cohen will publish a column to tell us that after much thought and many tears he has concluded that no Democrat can unite the country, so we must elect a Republican in 2008.
I know Cheney wants to attack Iran.
I know that fear is exhausting.
I know that anger is empowering.
I know my vacation can't get here soon enough.

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Adam Zagorin has a new article up on Time magazine, and it's a scorcher.  Seems a witness has come forward to say that Rove may have been behind the Siegelman prosecution in Alabama.

Don Siegelman was the former Democratic governor of Alabama convicted in 2006 of bribery and conspiracy and faces thirty years in prison.  But today Zagorin reports a twist in this tale.

Now Karl Rove, the President's top political strategist, has been implicated in the controversy. A longtime Republican lawyer in Alabama swears she heard a top GOP operative in the state say that Rove "had spoken with the Department of Justice" about "pursuing" Siegelman, with help from two of Alabama's U.S. attorneys.

Zagorin identifies this lawyer as Dana Jill Simpson.  On May 21 she filed an affadavit and Time has a copy.

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Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 07:37 PM PST

More rending of Garments

by demkat620

Well, well, well, seems the sane part of America isn't the only group of people unhappy with Dubya.

Check this out:

GOP furious about timing of Rumsfeld resignation

They really thought Bushie cared about them.  Juicy bits after the jump.

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Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 07:45 AM PST

They want you to forget

by demkat620

They want you to forget:

PFC Matthew Keith Maupin
$9 billion missing in Iraq
14,000 missing weapons in Iraq
Terri Schiavo
Jack Abramoff
Tom Delay
Bob Ney
Duke Cunningham
Mark Foley
No bid contracts
No oversight
Hurricane Katrina
The people of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Heckuva Job Brownie
Scooter Libby
David Safavian
100 or more dead Iraqis everyday
Mahdi Army
Moqtada al-Sadr
Brits pulling out of Basra
Stay the Course
"last throes"
Donald Rumsfeld
Eric Shinseki
Pat Tillman
"Old Europe"
Abu Ghraib
sweets and flowers
evil doers
Axis of Evil
buh-bye Habeas Corpus
"We do not Torture"
"The Geneva Conventions are quaint"
2814 dead Americans and over 20,000 wound
Signing statements

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Mon Oct 09, 2006 at 06:00 PM PDT

Well, this is fun w/poll!

by demkat620

Ok, correct me if I'm wrong but this could be funny.

Harris Beats Nelson -- Leads 54% to 45%

Thursday, October 05, 2006

TAMPA, FL- Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate, soundly defeated Bill Nelson this evening by a 54% to 45% margin in the straw poll conducted at the Lakeland Bi-Annual Politics in the Park. The Harris campaign continues to build momentum, engendering tremendous grassroots support throughout the state with a pro-growth, pro-family message that resonates across the political spectrum.

Congresswoman Harris commented, "I appreciate the strong support of a majority of voters who are disillusioned with Bill Nelson's lack of leadership and his record of voting against Florida's best interests.  I will fight for Florida in the United States Senate."

Harris Campaign

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