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It was two AM in the Dearborn subburb of Detroit, Michigan when it happened. An auto-accident which meant that those involved would need to find new rides home, deal with police, file insurance ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 169 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 08:24 PM PST with 210 Recommends
When I was in school we saw a film I always enjoyed and remembered. It was called Little Big Man , starring Dustin Hoffman, among others, unimaginably young in 1970, when the film came out. ...
by BeninSC
Comment Count 70 comments on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Not that kind of snipe hunting...I'm talking about the sniping we're doing at each other. If aliens, unable to interpret our language could nonetheless listen to our public discourse, what would ...
by davis3792
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 06:28 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Although I am doing my best to enjoy a day off, great weather where I am, etc, I clicked on PuffPo and saw this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/06/kerry-libya-somalia_n_4052266....
by boriskamite
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 12:12 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
"The majority of mankind is lazy-minded, incurious, absorbed in vanities, and tepid in emotion, and is therefore incapable of either much doubt or much faith." -- T. S. Eliot "I am never better than ...
by The Geogre
Comment Count 63 comments on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 12:06 PM PDT with 124 Recommends
I had one of those comments exchanges the other day -- you know the kind. I say something clearly and crisply, and someone else says... well, something opposed, also clearly and crisply, and even ...
by kestrel sparhawk
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 06:36 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
I am of course referring to William Rivers Pitt's must-read piece in Truthout, " It's Not War, So Stop Saying That. " Pitt has some incisive things to say about the defense of the forthcoming war ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:09 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
There is a very small group of users here at Daily Kos creating havoc in multiple diaries. With the pretext of "protecting the reputation of the site" they are bullying people that write diaries ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 1051 comments on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 10:08 PM PDT with 248 Recommends
Let me start this discussion by addressing the concepts of "truth," and "reality," because at the end of the day propaganda is mainly about suppressing them. In order to do that one needs to focus ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 74 comments on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 12:27 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
We still have the luxury of some form of free speech. This site has had some who complain about being limited in one way or another. I hate statistics so I will warn the numbers buffs that I write ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 04:43 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
The word "pragmatic" is starting to pop up more and more frequently again. It is generally never defined, but is very often used in interesting ways. Hence, this is a look at the meaning of "...
by enhydra lutris
Comment Count 33 comments on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
I posted a diary the other day looking at gun fails from a different perspective . I learned a few things from it, not in a pleasant way, and figured it was worth sharing the experience.
by xaxnar
Comment Count 71 comments on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 03:47 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Yesterday I posted a piece on how to derail comment threads. Today I present an outline of how to debate and what methodology is used in doing so, as well as the drawbacks inherent in using those ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Tomorrow our nation celebrates our independence from tyranny and oppression. In our humble beginnings, our great nation sought freedom from intolerance and our undeniable right to life, liberty, ...
by Elon James White
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 06:57 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
In past diaries, I have ranted about the increasing vacuousness of terms like "middle-class," "balance," and "common sense" in political discourse. This past weekend, Obama's weekly address ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 09:09 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Does anyone know a good answer to the question: "Why are you worried if you don't have anything to hide?" or refutation to that type of thinking? My wife and I were bumping into this repeatedly on ...
by CharlesInCharge
Comment Count 34 comments on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 06:19 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
In the 1970s the conflict over British rule in Northern Ireland was heated in sentiment and violent in many encounters. There were many songs written in support of Irish independence. In the ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I’ve posted before about the levels of vitriol that have crept into gun control rhetoric, and how potentially dangerous that can be. The principle extends beyond gun control to politics in general,
by Rachel191
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun May 05, 2013 at 04:01 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Our national rhetorical fondness for “bipartisanship” and “compromise” leads many politicians to demonize ideology as though it were a bad thing. Although the Cold War dualism of the Soviet ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 07:41 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Sometimes it comes down to how much you want something. Enough to interrupt and change your routine, or just enough to shrug your shoulders, and sigh "Oh Well." Lawrence O’Donnell has challenged ...
by jamess
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT with 13 Recommends