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|Reid needs to clear the table
Here's the reality we face: In January 2015, the Republicans will pass -- and the President will sign -- a series of bills into law that progressives cannot stand. These will not be the crazy, ...
|Central Park Guitar Man pens "Tea Party Anthem"
David Ippolito, known for the past 20+ years as "That Guitar Man from Central Park", wrote a new song for his annual Winter Concert. Titled the "Tea Party Anthem" it's a song sure to touch the ...
|Sandy Hook Concert Tonight (LiveStream)
The funerals are over. The media have packed up and left. The smell of diesel, which once permeated the air, is gone. Traffic is back to normal. But the memories remain. The questions linger. So ...
|a night of hope and healing
I cannot imagine what it would be like to be the parent of a Sandy Hook student. But living just over 11 miles from Sandy Hook, we all either know someone... or know a friend of a friend... who ...
|national day of prayer
The National Day of Prayer will be observed today, May 5, in towns and cities across America. In my part of the world (southwest CT) most every town will be hosting events -- in most cases these one-
|the town event
I was asked to cover a town event for the local paper last week. The event was slated to begin at 6:30, so I got there around 6 to get the lay of the land. Some local politicos would be talking ...
|a time for everything
Scripture tells us there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens... A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to ...
|$17 a week
Should the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of the year? Earlier today, a commenter wrote: Go ask you neighbors, many of whom are underwater on their mortgage or in debt for other ...
|huckabee plays to the CT crowd
Mike Huckabee gave a great speech last week. It was not a political event, it was a fundraiser for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission in CT. At a time when the news cycle is ...
|me and teh gay
I am just an unknown at dKos. An occasional blogger with a UID over 150K. While I’ve probably made no difference in your lives, many of you have impacted me. I just wanted to take a moment ...
|CT Primary: is an asterisk electioneering?
The first thing I noticed this morning when I went to vote in the CT Democratic primary was the asterisk. The candidates for governor were listed as: Dan Malloy* Ned Lamont In fact, the four ...
|my katrina story
Can one person make a difference? Twenty years ago, Glen Schrieber visited Central City New Orleans and saw escalating violence, extreme poverty, broken families, poor education and drugs. He ...
|the dog days of Whee-nter
About twenty years ago I worked for a direct response insurance company. Our goals in marketing were clear: identify prospects who were good risks, acquire new accounts and find ways to lower the ...
|Hit the dreaded weight-loss plateau? Say WHEE!
OK... so I finally got around to actually reading that block of copy that people post along with WHEE diaries. You know, the one that looks like this: WHEE (Weight, ...
|are some 'conservatives' an ally for marriage equality?
I had an experience this week where I found someone who calls herself a right-of-the-right conservative arguing for gay marriage rights. It got me thinking... is she right? More after the jump.
|WHEE: Find your ideal body weight! Really!
Hi. We’ve never met, but I know exactly how much you should weigh. I don’t need to know your sex, age, your activity level, your family history, your diet or whether or not you have &...
|WHEE: You STILL look marvelous (with POLL)
Dahling, I've got to tell you something And I don't say this to everybody.. You look mahvelous! Absolutely mahvelous! (Mahvelous!) It’s Friday... and no matter whether you are at a high ...
|Fundraising for Krystal Ball
Krystal Ball is a 27-year-old accountant, business woman, wife and mother. She is also a candidate for election in Virginia to represent the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of ...
|WHEE: doctors, triggers and other thursday randomness
Just before third grade, I remember sitting in the doctor’s office with my mom and older brother. The pre-school physical was an annual event, and Doctor D was about to have some fun at my ...
|HCR on FB: before and after the SPEECH
My Facebook friends list includes people from all walks of life. People from the street where I grew up, high school and college friends, work friends, church friends, neighborhood friends – ...
|WHEE: the community within
I’ve seen a few postings and comments that have referred to members of this community-within-a-community as Wheebles . A quick check on wiki reveals that Wheebles “are ...
|WHEE: The secret weapon
Please God, make my words today sweet and tender, for tomorrow I may have to eat them. Looking back, I can see a pattern of excessive behaviors growing up among myself, ...
|GOP signs off on new 1,343 page healthcare bill
Page One: No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No ...
|WHEE: You look marvelous
Dahling, I've got to tell you something And I don't say this to everybody.. You look mahvelous! Absolutely mahvelous! (Mahvelous!) More after the jump... WHEE (Weight, Health, ...
|WHEE: Goals and Perspectives
My younger brother lives in California, while the rest of the family resides on the east coast. He enjoys visiting us, but does not like to fly. Last year’s summer adventure taught me a lot ...
|I apologize in advance.
Have you ever come to a sudden halt on the highway... you inch up, bumper to bumper, stop, inch up some more. You come around a corner and you see flashing lights ahead. You hope no one is hurt.
|Tuesday ruling on Prop 8
sfbob diaried this point ealier today, but surprised that not more chatter on this topic, so ...
|The Obama influence on American Idol
Who will get the most votes in tonight’s American Idol finale? Leather-clad, finger-nail painted Adam Lambert and clean-cut Christian singer Kris Allen have reportedly become good friends
|More Americans calling themselves pro-life.
The Gallup Poll reported Friday that 51 percent of Americans now call themselves pro-life rather than pro-choice on the issue of abortion, the first time a majority gave that answer in the 15 years ...
|Protect Traditional Marriage
Yesterday four thousand people packed the Augusta Civic Center to offer their opinions on a bill that would legalize divorce—a bill that will soon make its way through the Maine House and ...
|how did jesus vote on proposition 8?
In recent years, I have come to believe that God intended for man to be with woman. Don’t ask me why I think this. If asked, I could probably find some scripture verses to back up this feeling.
|CT-04: DIDS for Himes, inspired by Obama
We are the change we’ve been waiting for. Up until two weeks ago, I knew very little about Jim Himes, the Democratic candidate for Congress in CT-04. Barack Obama?
|My final trip to Yankee Stadium
In the 5th inning, a familiar horn riff and disco beat kicked in as the grounds crew danced across the field. My eyes welled up in tears. What’s that word... verklempt? I was thinking of ...
|Sorry, 9/11 didn't change my world. Or so I think.
“Seven years ago at this hour, a doomed airline plunged from the sky... and changed our world forever,” George W. Bush September 11, 2008 I remember ...
|McCain Leads in EVERY State - it's True!
TIME is running an online poll right now, asking a simple question: Who is running a more negative campaign. http://time-blog.com/st/polls2/poll_results_143.html OK -- it's not surprising that ...
|GWB: A man of character and principle.
Three things I know about George W. Bush: 1. He is a man of character . 2. He acts on his principles and conviction. 3. He is patriotic . It&...
|Second wives, Arizona gaffes, birthdays & other links to 1964.
Sarah Palin was born in 1964. Why is that year so important? Jimmy Carter provided humanity. Bill Clinton an amazing economy. But it was back in 1964 that Lyndon B. Johnson delivered the last ...
|we are off message, people
I apologize for this amazingly short diary. But there are 234 diaries up about the Palin pick and what it means. Game change this, game change that. Here’s what I know for sure: John ...
|I'm no concern troll, but...
But nothing. I watched the television in 2004 and said to myself, maybe... just maybe a person like this can get elected POTUS in my lifetime. I bought the book in 2006, and saw a man who was ...
|The Conventions: Is America Smart Enough to Notice?
Think back to 2007. Unpopular Republican president. Unpopular Republican war. Unpopular Republican gas prices. Increasingly unpopular Republican economy. If you were a smart, intelligent ...
|Clock Management & Obama's Basketball Advantage
On August 4, Pew’s reported an increase in “Obama fatigue”. Four days later, the Senator from Illinois began a long-planned ten-day vacation. Coincidence? Unlikely. Since the ...
|Bush-McCain Provide Cover for Russian Invasion of Georgia
I am no expert in Russia-Georgia politics, but the talk coming out of that part of the world over the past few days reminded me of something I wrote about four years ago.,, When talk ...
|BILLO and McCain's "senior moment"
Short post: Channel surfing during a Countdown commercial last night and came across Bill O’Reilly and his body language expert looking at McCain’s deer-in-the-headlights response last ...
|chris the conservative "just might stay home this year"
Sat next to my friend Chris at a graduation party yesterday afternoon. Like me, she’s a political junkie – although while I favor MSNBC, Chris is a Fox News fan. Chris is also a ...
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