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|Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of the Dead: Censorship on Left-Wing Blogs
Hi all. I haven't posted here for a long time, but I am doing this on behalf of both myself and several other people. I hope you all don't find this to be too petty and whiny. This is a story of ...
|Telescopes for all!
Sorry if this sounds like spam. I just think it's a really cool educational program that deserves some promotion since it's been a volunteer effort dedicated to low-cost education. I just ...
|Spammers try so hard, don't they? (Random musings on spammers)
Yes I know, not a diary, bitch, bitch, bitch. I don't care. Have you looked in your spam folder lately? Mine has some great subject lines. 95% of e-mail is supposed to be spam. Think about how ...
|Humanity Exports Irony to Other Planets (Life on Mars?)
According to a New Scientist article , the Martian Viking and Phoenix landers, ...
|Cheney's Undisclosed Location disclosed by Biden
I'm probably going to take a break from Daily Kos for a while. Between being accused of being a racist and a personal information leak along with this whole banning fiasco, it's all made be very, ...
Okay, it's time for us all to confess some of our sins. I'm not a priest... or Catholic... and I don't believe in God... but hey, confession is cathartic, right? So come on, everybody. Let's ...
|Report from the 2009 National Association of Broadcasters Convention
I was lucky enough to spend the last few days wandering around (and taking classes at) the 2009 NAB convention in Las Vegas. The convention is a yearly mega-event trade show where the technical side ...
|O NOES! Twitter is teh evil!
Let me start by saying that I have absolutely no interest in using Twitter, reading other people's "tweets" or any of that. I think most of it is mindless self-indulgence. That said, I hate media ...
|Kossack Saturday Film Club - Postponed
Short diary here. I have been trying to watch To Kill a Mockingbird, but all week, Netflix has says it is 'temporarily unavailable' for streaming. I honestly do not remember it well enough to ...
|Kossack Film Club Next Saturday Evening
The votes from my diary yesterday are in and the first movie we will be watching and discussing will be-
|Poll: Daily Kos Weekly Film Club?
My earliest memory is watching a movie. That's how much movies are a part of my life. I owe a great deal of this to my ...
|Dear Lone Nut With a Gun,
We all appreciate how hard it's been for you these past eight years. There's so many reasons to hate this man- We all hate him.
|HOT DAMN! WE HAVE A REAL PRESIDENT! Update x2!
Party Time! Party Time! Party Time!
|The Paperless Society - Why it is a bad thing
There was a recent diary where the diarist was upset because they couldn't access a law text that had been scanned in and put online and it got me to thinking about a recurring nightmare I have. ...
|A Minority that Deserves a State
This is an expansion from a diary comment I made earlier and this is mostly a thought experiment. I have no belief this is especially likely to happen. I want to open this saying that Jews deserve ...
|Just to make things perfectly clear:
Okay, this is starting to piss me off since I've seen several commenters do this today. I am a Jew. My parents were both Jewish. Their parents were all Jewish. All of my ancestors we have traced ...
|Job Advice Needed Here
Since this is a rather slow day here, I thought I'd post a very off-topic diary asking for advice from my fellow Kossacks. As many of you know, I've been unemployed for a long time now. I'm lucky ...
|Blah blah blah Israel blah blah blah Gaza
Blah blah blah Israel blah blah blah Gaza blah blah blah blah Jews blah blah blah blah Muslims blah blah blah blah bombing blah blah blah blah holocaust blah blah blah blah nazi blah blah blah blah ...
|There is only one solution to the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict!||Arken||12/27/2008||91||9||-||20|
|Friday Fun: Craigslist Entertainment Job Ads
Being very unemployed and in the entertainment industry here in Los Angeles (I'm a writer/editor/sound designer/animator/voice over actor/you name it really), I spend a lot of time looking at the TV/...
Attention. Your attention, please. This is the Emergency Blog Alert System. Normal blogs have been ...
|My Problem Goes Beyond Rick Warren
I've seen all of these diaries admonishing the pick of Rick Warren to deliver the inaugural prayer, and to me, that is a minor part of a much bigger problem- mainly that prayers have no place in our ...
|San Fernando Valley Fire Photos [Semi-Repost with new pics]
I'm reposting the photos I posted yesterday of the smoke plumes from the fire because not that many people got to see it and because I have some new evening photos. These are taken from Mulholland ...
|Photos - The San Fernando Valley Fire
Waking up to the news that the northeastern part of the valley was on fire, I went up to Mulholland drive, a road on the ridge of the Santa Monica Mountains from where you can see the entire San ...
|The REAL Prop 8 Boycott List
After seeing the, in my opinion, misguided Mormon businesses list, I went through the Yes on 8 long list of endorsements and got the actual list of businesses to boycott. These are businesses which ...
|Please! For the sake of comedy!
Eight years ago, America gave us, the nation's comedians, the greatest gift in comedic history. We had eight glorious years of George W. Bush jokes. Now, it is 2008 and, thanks to that pesky ...
|The Ballad of John McCain
Howdy, folks. I ain't no cowboy and I ain't no gee-tar player neither, but I reckon I done writ this here song about one o' the Wests greatest zeroes.
|Inside a movie studio complex with a Trojan Horse (fun photo diary)
So, to defy the "this is not Myspace" folks, I am going to post a fun photo diary. I have a small voice-over/video editing studio in an aging complex in Burbank, California. It has seen much better ...
|Why are pollsters ignoring Idaho, Utah and Arizona?
Apologies for the short diary and I will delete it if you all want. I understand that both of those are almost certainly going for McCain, but neither Utah nor Idaho have been polled for more than ...
|I just gave 1/4 of my bank balance to Obama. Plus, a song about zombies.
Sadly, that was only $30. I've been unemployed for several months now. I work in the entertainment industry which, historically, does well in bad economic times, but this time, it is still trying to ...
|How We Might Lose: The Time Safari
Time Safaris are a serious problem in the upcoming election.
|OMG! Obama delays baseball, world ends!
I just read this at cnn.com and I couldn't stop laughing. Of all the things to get ...
|It's 1966 Batman in this Diary!||Arken||10/14/2008||36||9||2||3|
|The Top 20 Reasons to vote for McCain!
I put this as a comment to the troll diary giving us crappy top 10 reasons that were supposed to be funny but weren't even slightly. I thought I could come up with much funnier ones and expanded it ...
|It's Stargate SG-1 Inside this Diary!||Arken||10/09/2008||125||28||2||26|
|Kleptocracy - Your word for the day.
Talking about the economy and the government on the phone with my father the other day, he called the government a kleptocracy. It wasn't a word I was familiar with, but then, unlike him, I don't ...
|Rewarding Bad Behavior - Subprime Loans are Back!
When I was walking the dogs this morning, I saw a flier on all of the cars. This isn't unusual in my neighborhood. I'm in North Hollywood, CA a couple of blocks from the main thoroughfare in the ...
|The Terrorists Won.
How many times in the last seven years have we heard that if we don't do one thing or the other, the terrorists will win? Let me tell you something- they already won. I had never thought about ...
|Several Palin Debate Moments Not Talked About
Hi. Sorry for the short diary, but I want to address a few debate moments that aren't getting much play and which we should hit upon because I think they might have legs-
|It's Star Trek Inside this Diary: The Next Generation
First Officer's Log, Stardate... unknown. The Enterprise has encountered a space-time vortex and is now in orbit around planet Earth in the early 21st century. The crew has been adversely affected ...
|Some Simple Math
Yes, this is a short diary. Hopefully the content will be worth it. People are pointing to Palin's debate in the Alaska primaries and subsequent electoral win as evidence that she will do well ...
|A scary old meme returns- It's the Jews!
I first saw it on Daily Kos before I saw it in print, but certain people are claiming that congress taking off for Rosh Hashanah is purely political. Not only does this ignore the fact that 30 ...
|Watch my political ads and see a pair of boobies! (repost)
Hi. I'm reposting this today because I totally screwed up on the post code yesterday and didn't get it fixed until much later. If people are upset about the repost, I'll delete. ***** This summer, ...
|[UPDATED] My Political Ads from JibJab.com
This summer, I had the privilege to make Sendables e-Cards for JibJab . I did many on different subjects, but I thought I would post the political ones. Please ...
|A Tour of Wasilla! (Courtesy of the Wasilla Tourist Board)
Welcome, visitor, to our lovely little town of Wasilla, Alaska. We may not be big, but we sure do have gumption! As a first-time visitor, here is a tour of our great metropolis. With a population ...
|It's Star Trek inside this Diary!||Arken||09/24/2008||85||15||2||-|
|Time for a rewrite.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the ...
|Now that I've been outed as a troll...
(See here: http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2008/9/21/152743/533/162#c162 ) I'd like to talk a little bit about bridges. You see, us trolls love bridges. We love living under them and we love ...
|They're right. I'm an elitist.
They have called me out on it. I'm an elitist, just like Barack Obama. For many years now, I have been sure of one thing. I am far superior to any of them. You might call me a child of priv*i*...
|[PLEASE REC] Where's Guantanamo? - Hurricane Ike Info Mothership-ish Diary Day 8
Apologies for the rec request. I posted this yesterday and got less than 5 responses and this is all pretty important. If it gets ignored, what can I say toher than I'll be very disappointed in this ...
|[Updating Intermittently] Hurricane Ike Media Brownout Info Diary - Day 6
*LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER FOR TOMORROW:* I'm doing this because I am out of work right now, but I am neglecting looking for it. We need this diary tomorrow too and I will do it if necessary, but I ...
|[UPDATED!] Hurricane Ike Aftermath Media Blackout Mothership Diary - Blackout Ending!!!
*Hurricane Ike: recovery II here* http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/17/172042/157/71/601995 This diary is going to take a pause from updating because I need a break. ;) Please volunteer to keep ...
|Ike Aftermath Local Media Monitor Diary (Please contribute)
Apologies for the short diary, I hope comment contributors will I am not in or around Houston, but anyone can watch the local Houston news live online here: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/livenow?id=...
|Anglican Cleric: We Owe Darwin an Apology
Just to put this up-front, I'm an atheist. That said, I am always encouraged when religious leaders embrace science. It's always good to ...
I'm an atheist and a skeptic, I don't believe in anything supernatural. That said, I am a firm believer in tax karma and the rich asshole wing of the Republican party is about to get spanked by it. ...
|It is shameful. SHAMEFUL!
(Expanded from a comment in this thread .) It is shameful, inexcusable that when Barack Obama and John McCain come together ...
|Republican McMonster! [VIDEO]
When McCain gave his RNC speech, we all noticed the blue and green screens. I have video editing software and, thanks to the help of Kossacks davechen and bjoudesigncom who provided the video for me,
|How does she have the time?
It's something I haven't seen anyone ask. We are told she has more executive experience than Senators Obama and Biden *combined*. We are told that, in the year and a half she has been Governor, she ...
|Got a TiVo? Know how to upload video? I need your help!
Sorry for the short diary... I don't have a TiVo, but I do have professional video editing software, but tonight, McCain was speaking first against a green screen and then in front of a blue screen.
|Tomorrow's Headline: Al Qaeda Hurts America on 9/11 Anniversary
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: I got my advance copy of tomorrow's USA today and I'm posting it here to show an example of how our holy President, George Walker Bush(pbuh), is being threatened.
|David Vitter- The REAL Press Conference
While going through my Tivoing of my super secret pirate satellite scanner 5000, I discovered this- the true press conference of Senator David Vitter. Yes, I know you all think you saw him apologize,
|Thanks for the "Gift," Congressman.
A copy of an e-mail which I just sent to my Congressman, Representative Howard Berman (D-CA). I wish I could say he wasn't on our side. Sadly he is. This may not mean much to you, but it pisses me ...
As a secular atheist Jew, I've never celebrated Christmas (although I am this year because my Mother-in-Law is visiting and I don't want to be a spoilsport), but hey, everyone else gives presents ...
|Warning: This Diary Has No Politics- It Does Have Skeletor Though
Yes, just in time for my trip to London for an acting gig (I leave in about an hour for the airport), I have put up the brand spankin' new Episode 9 of The Skeletor Show. I wouldn't have diaried it,
|The Russian Spy Poisoning- Something new...
Most people now know about Alexander Litvinenko, the ex-Russian spy who was poisoned with a radioactive material in the UK. The substance he was poisoned with was Polonium-210, an especially toxic ...
|Special Cartoon: Don Wanderer||Arken||11/13/2006||9||3||-||7|
|It's all over. The Democrats have won.||Arken||11/08/2006||54||26||2||10|
|Los Angelinos: Election Night Drinks?||Arken||11/07/2006||80||3||-||-|
|Election Diversion: Two Historical Documents||Arken||11/03/2006||18||14||-||6|
|On Depression - Prepare Yourself||Arken||11/01/2006||110||33||-||9|
|Wow Are You Folks Shrewd||Arken||10/18/2006||102||2||1||5|
|Man! The One Time I Wish I'd Joined the Military...||Arken||10/12/2006||100||48||1||19|
|Foley is not a pedophile- which is why we should call him one!||Arken||09/30/2006||62||14||-||17|
|Have You Visited Street Prophets Lately?||Arken||09/28/2006||31||20||1||24|
|Remember the forgotten hero who saved the world on this date||Arken||09/26/2006||33||63||3||22|
|The Strange Case of Schrödinger's Arab||Arken||09/23/2006||32||19||1||37|
|Idiocracy: The Movie They Don't Want You to See||Arken||09/15/2006||38||10||-||13|
|Great Unsolved Mundane Mysteries of Your Life (An alternative to doom and gloom)||Arken||09/11/2006||25||5||2||-|
|Why is Bush visiting 9/11 memorials on 9/10?||Arken||09/10/2006||28||6||-||-|
|The last 6 Years on IRC||Arken||08/18/2006||11||19||-||8|
|Who Are We Fighting Here?||Arken||08/17/2006||35||13||-||9|
|I feel the need to clarify a few things-||Arken||08/01/2006||194||26||1||6|
|Why are we worried about internet predators?||Arken||07/31/2006||76||15||1||7|
|Oh no! A time warp! It's Open Thread 3000 AD!||Arken||07/28/2006||91||14||-||4|
|Okay. Some people obviously need a punching bag.||Arken||07/27/2006||147||25||1||6|
|The Shirt I Am Ashamed to Wear||Arken||07/26/2006||41||26||-||2|
|Time for Anger Management!||Arken||07/25/2006||73||8||-||1|
|Does anyone here NOT understand that war is bad?||Arken||07/24/2006||215||19||1||8|
|Vey is mir! Yiddishe Kos!||Arken||07/23/2006||580||111||5||8|
|The new Kossack Chickenhawk||Arken||07/16/2006||705||299||4||25|
|The World is Continuing to be About to End||Arken||07/15/2006||276||114||9||21|
|You are Israel's Leader: What Would You Do? [updated]||Arken||07/13/2006||249||21||-||4|
|Bye-Bye Citgo, Hello $4/gallon gas!||Arken||07/12/2006||253||186||1||24|
|Kafka's Amerika becomes our America||Arken||07/06/2006||9||10||-||2|
|Sunday Funday: A New Cartoon||Arken||06/25/2006||6||6||-||-|
|Want to Speak Your Mind at YearlyKos? Seek me out!||Arken||06/06/2006||25||18||1||-|
|Deconstructing DC 9/11: A Time of Crisis Part II Now With Less Takei!||Arken||06/01/2006||11||13||1||8|
|How to Get (Almost) Everyone to Drive Electric Without Forcing Them||Arken||05/31/2006||94||8||-||5|
|Deconstructing DC 9/11: A Time of Crisis Part I -plus- Thanks for convincing me to stay||Arken||05/30/2006||34||12||2||11|
|Sorry for deleting my last diary, but GBCW [Updated for clarity]||Arken||05/28/2006||485||30||2||22|
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