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Tue Apr 25, 2006 at 02:20 PM PDT

Blogger meeting with Brad Miller

by kisler1224

Congressman Brad Miller met with local bloggers last night in Greensboro, NC. Some of the people attending have already posted on their own individual sites their views and photos from the meeting. I’ll post a couple of quotes from their sites and mine, but I recommend going to the sites so you can see all the pictures!

Greensboro101:

The evening was informal and Miller was very gracious with his time and willing to engage in candid conversations on a wide variety of issues.

I'm the redhead in the second picture!

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I'm sorry this is such a late post but I was swamped working on a final all weekend.  I thought Brad or PJ (Brad's campaign manager) might have posted this but I checked and no one has.

Anyway, Congressman Brad Miller is meeting with bloggers in Greensboro, NC tonight from 7-9 pm at the Green Bean on Elm Street.

If anyone in the area is interested please come by and join the discussions.

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Chertoff is scheduled to testify this morning about his role in the Katrina fiasco.  When I looked earlier, it was only on C-Span Radio

They just swore him in and he is beginning with his opening statement.

I hope that those of you who are listening will help me keep up with this testimony for others who aren't able to listen.

Thanks everyone! Thanks to jlove1982 for letting us know that C-Span is now showing the hearing The hearing with Chertoff is over and it was a major disappointment with only 1 round of questioning. The Select Committee's report is now on C-Span and as long as all agree, we will continue the live thread here.

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Thu Dec 08, 2005 at 08:27 AM PST

A Society of Losers

by kisler1224

cross posted at Keeping Reality In Sight

I made chili yesterday (one of the few things I actually make pretty well) and I invited my sister over for dinner.  Jason was downstairs and Bryan wasn't home yet.  We sat down at the table and she began to talk about her decision to go back to college for a different degree.  "I just can't do it anymore.  I have to find a way out," she told me with tears in her eyes.  After nine years of teaching, she has had enough.  "I cannot imagine doing this for another twenty years."

"We're raising a society of losers," she said.  

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Wed Dec 07, 2005 at 12:00 PM PST

Here it is

by kisler1224

Cross posted at Keeping Reality In Sight

"You want to see sin of the wickedest kind?
Here it is.
You want to see virtue left behind?
Here it is.
Sodom was vice and vice-a-versa
You want to see where the Vice is worser
Here it is, I mean, here it is."

I was flipping through my music this morning, trying to drown out Lazytown on the TV behind me, and I came across this song.  The Gospel of No Name City is from Paint Your Wagon.  This was probably my dad's favorite movie of all time and usually when I hear it I think of him.  But not this morning.  

This morning I heard the theme song from the White House.  I could almost picture in my head Bush, Cheney, Condi, and Rove singing this song (made me laugh anyway).  Can't you see them dancing a jig around the oval office?

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Tue Dec 06, 2005 at 09:48 AM PST

Humor: Bloggers, unite

by kisler1224

I used to write a lot of poetry when I was a kid but hey, who has time now.  Every once in a while, I get an idea for a poem and I can't concentrate on anything else until I get it written.

I suppose this is a humorous poem - at least I thought it was.  I believe there really is a battle going on between us and the media. Although I would say we were winning, there was an editorial in my local newspaper denying bloggers were anything like journalists.  The whole basis for his argument against blogs is that he doesn't read them and neither does anyone else he knows.  Geez, what a limited world he must live in.

Anyway, this poem was fun to write and I hope you enjoy it!

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Sun Oct 09, 2005 at 11:26 AM PDT

Need help from lawyers

by kisler1224

Today is the last day of my Business Law class and I am beyond thrilled.  This class has been nothing but an aggrevation to me.  I must admit that I now see lawyers in a new light and I do have a little more admiration for them.

The final project in this class is to brief several different types of cases dealing with business.  Of course it's due today and I am absolutely stuck on the last two types of cases.  I could really use some help here.

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Sat Sep 10, 2005 at 12:53 PM PDT

Parody: Mr. President, Why

by kisler1224

I have no clue why I started to do this.  I was lying in bed, wide awake last night, and it just came to me.  Please tell me what you think!

Mr. President Why
(to the tune of American Pie)

Verse 1:
A long, long, time ago, I can still remember
When New Orleans made the people smile.
And I knew if they took the chance
The feds would know with one quick glance
That no one would be happy for a while.
The Weather Channel made me shiver
With every statement they'd deliver
Katrina on their doorstep
They couldn't take one more step.
I can't remember if I cried
When I heard about the Runaway Bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day New Orleans died.

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Fri Sep 02, 2005 at 08:57 AM PDT

"We've got our own issues"

by kisler1224

I cannot believe how furious I am at this moment.  After seeing this morning that the Astrodome is full, I wanted to find out what my city was doing to help these people.  I realize that Greensboro, NC is 10 hours away but we should ALL be doing something no matter how far away we are.

I called the mayor's office (Keith Holliday) and the woman who answered the phone had no clue how to answer my question and put me on hold for 10 minutes, eventually cutting me off.  I called back and she gave me the number for the public relations department, who didn't answer the phone.  

So I called my city council representative.

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Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 07:32 AM PDT

A Mother's View on HR 1528

by kisler1224

When my husband showed me this bill, I must admit I didn't believe it.  The name of the bill is the Defending America's Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2005 but like other bills, this name is extremely misleading.  The summary of the bill states that it "Amends the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to expand penalties for distributing drugs to persons under age 21 and to cover attempting or conspiring to do so, without regard to the type of controlled substance and schedule. Requires or increases minimum mandatory sentences."  If that was all you read of the bill, that would sound good, right? Well, take the time to read the rest and you'll find an attack on parents and families rights.
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Thu Jun 02, 2005 at 03:14 PM PDT

A Mother's View

by kisler1224

I remember as a teenager I was arguing with my mom for more freedom. Her answer was always something along the lines of "I worry about you. You just wait `til you're a mom.  You'll see things differently."  And as I found out when I became a mom - she was right.  

Moms do see things differently.  Tainting every action, every reaction, every decision, and every viewpoint is this incredible sense of responsibility, not for ourselves, but for our children.  Everything is for our children.  While that might seem to make us almost subservient, the opposite is actually true.  We are a very powerful group.  

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Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 10:47 AM PDT

DKos Community Question w/poll

by kisler1224

Well, I'm still working on this paper for my cultural diversity class.  As I've said before it is on a community that I belong to and I have chosen the Daily Kos Community.  I feel as though I belong here more than anywhere else!

My paper is supposed to be about gender and race issues in our community.  When I started, I assumed that because of the anonymity of our user ids, there wouldn't be problems with race and gender among Kossacks.  One of the sources for my paper has to be an interview with a member of my community so I did a diary asking questions (sort of like an interview) that I could use in my paper.  I was very surprised at the responses. After writing most of the paper, I have another question.

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What form of discrimination or prejudice have you noticed most in the Kos Community?

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