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A short diary on Bigots
So I have read with interest the pizza-nazi story, wherein the store owners sincerely believed they should not have to serve gays. And of course the florist, also believing, sincerely apparently, ...
CitizenKane 04/05/2015 6 12 - -
Conservative Happiness
Apologies if this has already been diaried. I havent seen it and couldnt resist presenting a very short note on the subject of Conservatives vs. Liberals and life happiness. As most of us at KOS ...
CitizenKane 04/01/2015 5 6 - -
A complaint
About the most expensive race in the country. OK - this is a rant and not really of the quality that many of the more thoughtful posts here might require. But I live in NC and I used to like ...
CitizenKane 10/15/2014 7 8 - -
Buh Bye Filibuster - a screed
OK, This might be stating the obvious. And it strikes me as a bit odd that it even has to be pointed out to the morons in the media - but - what is all this hand wringing and expectations of ...
CitizenKane 11/22/2013 5 8 - -
US tech development fails
New technology in the U.S. is largely due to individuals in academic and some few government laboratories. The over-arching scenario is a government grant is given to study some basic principle and ...
CitizenKane 11/17/2013 50 36 - -
Guns in NC
Does anyone remember the 70’s? I do. Growing up in the South, I remember the first time I heard of someone in my town being shot and killed with a firearm. In the 70’s and 80’s gun violence ...
CitizenKane 11/04/2013 10 5 - -
ObamaCare IS conservative
Hi Kossacks It has been a little while since I have written. And this little diary promises to be rather mundane. But I wanted to add a small comment to the ongoing conversation regarding ...
CitizenKane 10/05/2013 2 1 - -
My Southern Heritage
MOTHER died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure. who doesnt remember that opening line of Camus' "the Stranger?" The distance of the statement, its coldness has been commented on through ...
CitizenKane 11/30/2012 40 147 1 -
Obama just cant do the job
Do you remember back in the late 60's early 70's and a bit beyond when affirmative action came into play? Now if you do remember you will also remember that there were some very important reasons ...
CitizenKane 11/03/2012 3 8 - -
a diary with no election news ... sort of
I recently got an email from a friend discussing how a certain Democratic Senator has rather large investments in a solar panel manufacturer in Korea. While there was no political point being made, ...
CitizenKane 10/20/2012 3 10 - -
I have a different take on polls
As we have seen post debate #1: The Romney "bounce" seems to linger - though admittedly it is weakening. Like many here, I have hand-wringed, and pondered aimlessly about how this could be. Before ...
CitizenKane 10/15/2012 8 3 - -
Faux Intelligentsia
In the defense of defensible numbers: "we have six studies that say Romney's tax plan will lead to economic growth...", "Obama is a communist.. just study it out...", "you can make statistics say ...
CitizenKane 10/12/2012 27 22 1 -
Mittens-gate and the GOP Fail
So Mittens has done it again-shot himself in the foot, or another case of foot - in - mouth disease. At least that is how left and right-wing pundits are discussing it. Josh Barro at Bloomberg ...
CitizenKane 09/17/2012 5 2 - 84
Lies and the lying liars...
Do you remember growing up when the parental units asked for something to be done and you did something else, usually that took less time or effort. If not, you might recall, if you have kids, the ...
CitizenKane 08/30/2012 1 1 - 23
What is going on with the GOP?
By now, everyone here has read about the assassination plot against president Obama (actually against the U.S.) concocted by four Army soldiers in Georgia. And, as depressing as this is, what is ...
CitizenKane 08/27/2012 10 7 - 185
The Death of Collectivism
There have been quite a number of diaries lately addressing Mr. Ryan's love for Ayn Rand. Many have addressed the philosopher's beliefs and the irony that she, ultimately, had to rely on social ...
CitizenKane 08/18/2012 11 4 - 107
The Mettle of a Man
or Woman... I am writing this diary after reading yet another diatribe about the "tone" of the national presidential debate. This time by Howard Fineman. Over the past few months the right-...
CitizenKane 08/11/2012 2 1 - 23
Harry Reid Got it Right
I rarely disagree with John Stewart, but in this case I have to make an exception. In fact, I disagree with the whole meme that Harry Reids accusations are "below the belt" or somehow "not worthy ...
CitizenKane 08/03/2012 28 18 - 219
"FACTS" and the Corporate tax
Have you ever seen those Psyc. 101 movies where they show the people with short term memory loss? Everything is perpetually new to them. They rediscover the world around them time and time again. ...
CitizenKane 07/31/2012 3 2 - 37
CNNs advice on gun violence
Ya’ Know, I thought I wouldn't write anything on the Colorado Massacre. There have already been many excellent posts and they say what I feel far better than I could. But listening to CNN – I ...
CitizenKane 07/21/2012 14 5 - 128
Fox and OMG
OK, maybe I am a little late to the party. I typically dont watch Fox "News" for the simple reason that they get too many of the straight facts wrong. It has little to do with slant, I understand ...
CitizenKane 07/10/2012 22 22 - 243
the religion of hate
Ever wonder what the limits of religion are in a free society? Now I am not talking about faith in a God, or an orthodoxy of long established worship. I am talking about the things we "say" is our ...
CitizenKane 07/05/2012 30 17 1 211
The times - they are a'changing
Lately, I have been having trouble with religions. Not the kind of in your face, evangelical trouble you might think, no. Rather the kind of introspection that typically accompanies growing older ...
CitizenKane 06/15/2012 58 87 3 495
Romney's General Campaign
By now everyone has heard the Mitt Romney "slip" to Time magazine that he would wait to enact austerity measures because of the dramatic toll it would take on GDP. Yes, you read that right... ...
CitizenKane 05/25/2012 4 4 - 47
Have We Already Lost?
As electioneering winds up, and yard signs are beginning to spring forth, I would like to put forth one hypothesis: We (that is the progressive base) have already lost this election. IN fact, I ...
CitizenKane 05/20/2012 82 22 - 488
All Politics is Local
They say all politics is local. I suppose that is true. Look at the situation through the southern states. High unemployment, flat wage growth, continued loss of the manufacturing base, and on ...
CitizenKane 05/12/2012 1 1 - 25
Girl Scouts
Did you know that women that have been involved with the girl scouts as children are more likely to be community leaders, be involved with charitable organizations feeding the poor and helping the ...
CitizenKane 05/10/2012 11 20 - 92
Reich's Excellent Blog
Robert Reich, Berkeley's Chancellor Professor of Public Policy has presented an outstanding Blog on the impact of wealth gap and the future it provides. If you havent read it it is here: http://www.
CitizenKane 05/06/2012 5 6 2 124
Is God responsible / Are we responsible
I read the diary entitled "is god responsible?" about the lady with cancer and her questions regarding belief, sin, and responsibility. As a believer, I was so moved by this post, I wanted to write ...
CitizenKane 05/04/2012 15 5 - 80
Godwin's Law
"As an online discussion grows longer the probability of a comparison being made to Hitler or the Nazi approaches 1 (100%)." This is Godwin's Law.... and it holds for any set of participants in ...
CitizenKane 04/24/2012 14 11 - 140
Capitalism and Markets
From a philosophical point of view, I believe in the abilities of free and open markets to decide the best products, approaches to government, and a whole host of other things. In a real sense this ...
CitizenKane 04/18/2012 47 35 6 354
The Space Shuttle and the fall of an Empire
If you didnt catch it on Maddow, or other media outlets, The space shuttle Discovery was transported from Fl to Washington DC on the back of NASA's 747. It was this symbol's of collective effort of ...
CitizenKane 04/17/2012 24 15 - 148
Hunger Games
OK, maybe I am a little late to the party here, but has anyone else had one of our neocon brethren explain how the "Hunger Games" is Hollywood's long awaited nod to their social philosophy? I have ...
CitizenKane 04/09/2012 14 3 - 105
ABORTION
OK, I have had it with the abortion "debate." Aside from the pros and cons of unwanted population, women to exercise power over their own bodies, etc. I challenge the core belief of these so called ...
CitizenKane 04/03/2012 10 2 - 110
the 10% and their 71% contribution
A recent NYT article cited the often repeated statistic that the top 10% of earners in our country pay 71% of the taxes. This stat is often used as a way of demonstrating that the top wage earners ...
CitizenKane 04/02/2012 5 4 - 99
ACA and My First Diary
This is my first diary and like many here I am following the Supreme Court hearings on the ACA. As I read through the transcripts online, I like many of you, am disappointed with the seeming lack ...
CitizenKane 03/28/2012 3 2 - 62
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