Sunday, 3:55 PM Eastern. What to write about. My continuing coursework tsuris? Um, really, you all know about that. The fact my apartment really IS my apartment, complete with front-gate-opening power? BFD. Something for LGBT History Month? BIG diary coming up the 22nd for LGBT Literature as a co-production with Remembering LGBT History, not ready to do a preview. Something about the shutdown? Nothing is saying "diary me" the way Tim Egan's op-ed piece said it Friday, and, besides, I wrote about it Wednesday (and this isn't the Russia issue with nobody else writing about it). So I sat down to watch some football, and it came to me.

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From JayRaye:

sidnora makes an EXCELLENT comment (also flagged by concernedamerican) that sets up a terrific (and LONG) thread in Leslie Salzillo's rec listed diary,  The Brainwashing Of My Dad By Limbaugh, Fox & GOP Media
From your intrepid diarist:
In Christian Dem in NC's excellent NYT: Leaders of "defund Obamacare" effort were well aware it could cause a shutdown , xxdr zombiexx presents a remarkably good "shorter" version of a terrific diary.
redwagon makes an important point about the so-called moderate Republicans who are trying to serve as a voice of reason in Egberto Willies' diary about the insurrectionist (read "treasonous") behavior of the Cruz wing of the party.
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  1) No, I absolutely do NOT support repeal. by annan — 132
  2) Does the house have any ? by indycam — 124
  3) Maybe it's a DDOS attack by super-savvy by Jack K — 112
  4) They can't say what their demands are by cskendrick — 108
  5) Talk to your oncologist. by rtk6714 — 106
  6) To me that's grounds for removal from office by ssmt — 102
  7) Well.. if his actions are supposed by ontheleftcoast — 99
  8) Wait, you just ascribed a position by DeadHead — 88
  9) hahahahahaha!!!! by gchaucer2 — 88
10) They've already killed Christmas... by JeffW — 84
11) The super-savvy Teabagger is a mythical creature by ericlewis0 — 81
12) Only if our side by smoothnmellow — 77
13) I'd love to hear the lamentations of their wimmen. by skillet — 77
14) I do believe the Dems and Obama by CwV — 76
15) Brutal lack of empathy by ssmt — 74
16) Interesting take by pollwatcher — 73
17) The coldness & cruelty of your comment is beyond by sturunner — 72
18) Please, have a little sympathy for her situation - by Wee Mama — 67
19) I did yesterday by cskendrick — 62
20) Senate CR was only until Nov 15th... by Jacoby Jonze — 61
21) She stood her ground. by pollwatcher — 60
22) You Mean Like This? by stevemb — 59
23) Proofreaders Furlowed nt by JML9999 — 58
24) Or moderate Republican /nt by evilcommunist — 58
25) All the "Who Cares" Sheeple are in for by CitizenOfEarth — 57
26) I wish I could agree with you by sfbob — 54
27) If this were about messaging, policy or elections by cskendrick — 54
28) Here is a photo of swampyankee's Moses by triciawyse — 53
29) All that's certain: Lies about health effects, by Jim P — 52
30) Some beauties for your viewing pleasure. by Amber6541 — 52
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