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This is going to be a very short diary. It has been an exhausting day of meeting with students and prepping them for their final exam, and I have about zero energy left. So tonight, I'm going to turn the diary over to a guest writer. A fourth-grader, to be exact, who has a few concise, insightful words to say about marriage equality.

Follow me below Chrislove's mushy brain.

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This was originally posted by a fourth-grade teacher on Reddit. Submitted without commentary (because it really doesn't need it):

Boom. And there you have it.

Many thanks to Dave in Northridge, who is formatting comments tonight. I will unfortunately be away from my computer this evening, but I will tip and respond to comments late tonight or tomorrow. Have fun, and be good! ;)

April 26, 2013

Thanks to tonight's Top Comments contributors! Let us hear from YOU
when you find that proficient comment.

From AnnieR:

Avila summed up eloquently what I personally think of W with this comment in ridemybike’s diary last night.
From Belinda Ridgewood:
In Hunter's diary about Louie Gohmert's theory of the Obama administration, blue aardvark offers a compelling theory of his own.
From gizmo59:
There were many very good comments in my diary today on the image of a 4th grade science quiz that surfaced on the internet. Hands down, the best comment was this one by liberaldregs. I also like DeLooper's response to my comment pointing out someone had confused Moses with Ben Hur.
From jwinIL14:
Mishima's quick witted reply to jnhobbs's query in Bill in Portland Maine's evening C&J diary earns a mention.
From LaFeminista:
In a diary of mine, this comment by Wisper gets this snark lover's seal of approval.
From voracious:
All of the comments in this diary about an A+ 4th grade science test are Top Comments for me! LOL

April 25, 2013

(excluding Tip Jars and first comments)

Got mik!

  1) Because people like it by kos — 161
  2) FDR by kos — 157
  3) When Are You Going to Create by JekyllnHyde — 135
  4) If we had unlimited funds by kos — 131
  5) As I note above by kos — 131
  6) One Hell of a Presidential Legacy by JekyllnHyde — 117
  7) Someday by kos — 116
  8) Criminal Negligence on Bush's Part by JekyllnHyde — 109
  9) Thanks for the Response, Markos by JekyllnHyde — 103
10) Oh, and we've got smaller scale things by kos — 93
11) I'm not Markos, but I'll answer this by Susan Gardner — 92
12) Barbara Bush sent me by suesue — 92
13) Boxers by kos — 91
14) But, MB... by JekyllnHyde — 90
15) Today. by kos — 87
16) I remember in May of 2001 he said "Being by Bob Love — 87
17) You can't go by area codes for where a cell by gustynpip — 87
18) Beats me by kos — 81
19) I'm going to go with Iraq by blue aardvark — 80
20) I'm not into "dedicated voices" by kos — 79
21) no conscience by Laurence Lewis — 78
22) I still maintain that the day Rush stops being by koosah — 77
23) If forced to pick a favorite, by gravlax — 76
24) History Will Render a Very Harsh Judgment by JekyllnHyde — 74
25) another rightwing lie... by MartyM — 73
26) Hot Stuff by JekyllnHyde — 71
27) Agreed by kos — 70
28) I put that one up before the 04 elections by freewayblogger — 70
29) Dear god, NO! by kos — 69
30) Pre-9/11 by MRobDC — 68

April 25, 2013

Enjoy jotter's wonderful PictureQuilt™ below. Just click on the picture and it will magically take you to the comment that features that photo. Have fun, Kossacks!

Finally, a very special comment/update from steveningen:

Many of you took note of Sara R's diary Vigil for shanikka wherein she informed us that shanikka was going in for a major surgery. Late last night, shanikka responded to the outpouring of prayers and good wishes in this comment. I'm sending this to Top Comments in case you missed it. This afternoon, navajo wrote an update diary to let the community know shanikka was out of surgery and things went very well. Great news!
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