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A Time to Die UPDATE X 2: Time of Death 6:17AM
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Shortly after I posted this diary stays of execution by two different judges came through . Unsurprisingly, both hinged on the dodgy nature of the pentobarbital made by the ...
Got a Grip 11/19/2013 87 51 1 -
Good Friends - I have them.
Got a Grip 12/21/2011 76 100 - 510
Pragmatism, Money and Supporting the President: You're Doing It Wrong.
Yesterday there was a diary proclaiming the start-up of a new group here on Daily Kos called Yes We Can Pragmatists . The immediate goal of the diary, and I gather the group in general, is to ...
Got a Grip 07/12/2011 15 24 1 182
Why is Raising Medicare Eligibility to Age 67 a Bad Idea? Here's Why.
I try to avoid the piefighting most of the time, I really do. But earlier today there was a diary written whose title was such that I had to just open it and see what was there. I won't link to it ...
Got a Grip 07/11/2011 196 252 12 1019
Let Me Get This Straight...
For over a week now the right side of the front page of Daily Kos has been taken up with ...
Got a Grip 06/06/2011 16 17 - 170
Political Science, Polling and Poppycock: A Glimpse Into Our Future
So this morning, for the first time in my almost 54 years on this planet, I was polled. It was an automated poll on medical marijuana, an issue that has decent support in Illinois, an issue that ...
Got a Grip 05/14/2011 18 21 1 133
A Game of Twister: Old School Weather Edition
The devastating spring storms of last week have caused me to reflect on those times when I've been lucky in my life. The first product from that reflection was my writing this diary,
Got a Grip 04/22/2011 37 37 1 178
A Tornado is Coming at YOU! What Should You Do?
The United States averages 1200 tornadoes a year. Over the past week we've seen one of the most deadly ...
Got a Grip 04/20/2011 75 127 39 831
Have You Ever Had a Diary Rescued? Then a Ranger Has a Favor to Ask of You...
Please note: This is a repost of the diary that I posted last night. I'm hoping to get more eyes on this and hopefully more votes to help me get a scholarship to Netroots Nation 2011. If you'...
Got a Grip 03/11/2011 53 38 - 234
Have You Ever Had a Diary Rescued? Then a Ranger Has a Favor to Ask of You...
Yes, yes, I know it's tacky to use my position as a Rescue Ranger to beg for a favor, but I'm doing it anyway. The thing is, I need your help, and the help of the entire Daily Kos community to get ...
Got a Grip 03/10/2011 94 59 1 360
Now here's a "Rape Plan" Republicans can REALLY get behind.
From The Daily Star : Bangladesh The High Court yesterday ordered district officials in ...
Got a Grip 02/05/2011 31 53 3 355
The keys
I was reading over in DK4 when I came across this this diary on having a parent with dementia. This brought back not-...
Got a Grip 01/22/2011 127 174 1 84
Just Jack. Reflections on a Dear Friend's Death.
Yesterday, January 1, 2011, a dear friend of mine passed away. My ex-husband called me with the sad news within an hour of his passing. It wasn't unexpected. He'd been diagnosed with lung cancer ...
Got a Grip 01/02/2011 41 43 - 252
Disturbing Development: Car Bomb Explosion Outside Egyptian Coptic Church
Per the Washington Post , a car bomb has exploded outside a Christian Church, killing seven and ...
Got a Grip 12/31/2010 20 16 - 109
Midnight Safari: Wild Cats
The week before NN10 was a glorious time for me. I took the train to see my friend J. (who can identify herself in comments should she choose to do so) and frolicked in the high desert of Colorado.
Got a Grip 08/28/2010 48 38 1 65
I'm Getting Meta In The Morning!
Yes! Yes! After a whirlwind week of caretaking for my sister and her brand new shiny metal -ass- hip, trying to scrub a couple of layers of accumulated winter filth from every possible surface in ...
Got a Grip 04/06/2010 61 23 - 46
PSSST! Religion-Haters! Over Here!
Let's have a little chat, shall we? Over the course of the last few days this community has been deeply affected by the diaries of Florida4Obama and ...
Got a Grip 03/05/2010 360 34 - 30
Let's All Thank 'Compassionate Conservative' Jim Bunning For His Help.  Here's How.
Are you unemployed? On COBRA? Have you been struggling to put food on your family and worried about how you're going to pay those high COBRA payments? Well, worry no longer! Jim Bunning has ...
Got a Grip 02/26/2010 24 17 - 53
CSI: Suburban Backyard Edition
Date of Report: February 14, 2010 Date of Incident: February 10, 2010 Initial Incident Reported: Assault Reporting Agent: Got a Grip, cop on the beat It was a day just ...
Got a Grip 02/14/2010 42 24 1 111
BREAKING! WARNING! THIS JUST IN! URGENT UPDATE!
OMG! OMG!! OMG!!! I was going about the business of preparing for tomorrow evening's Diary Rescue editing session, adjusting my sombrero with the DR logo on it, donning the robes of objectivity and -
Got a Grip 01/27/2010 42 47 2 34
I'm scared.  And I'm really f@cking angry. (Addendum now added)
Last night my 12 year old granddaughter, small and skinny and maybe 70 lbs. in full winter gear and soaking wet, flung herself onto the back of a man that she's known most of her life, a man she ...
Got a Grip 11/10/2009 817 1071 53 596
DK GreenRoots: Walking Gently in the Footsteps of My Ancestors
I was born into a long line of small farmers. Gifted with an innate affinity for all things natural, this affinity was recognized by my elders early on and nurtured. The hard-learned lessons of ...
Got a Grip 06/30/2009 53 93 4 103
East Coasters, Help!  Travel Info and Tips Requested.
Help, East Coasters! Help! Help! Okay, it's not really an emergency or anything. Or at least, not to anyone but me. It's just that I realized that Netroots Nation will be coming up before we ...
Got a Grip 06/27/2009 88 9 1 19
Shoes
Reading about and watching the footage of President Bush's encounter with an Iraqi journalist's shoes ...
Got a Grip 12/14/2008 58 57 2 254
Marine in Embryo
This afternoon I took my sister to see the new Indiana Jones movie. She loves that kind of movie. I'm more of a documentary kind of girl, but since she's recovering from bilateral knee replacement ...
Got a Grip 05/24/2008 49 25 1 158
URGENT! This Is Not a Drill!
I know, I know, everyone is wiped out from Mardi Gras and Super-Duper Tuesday, and the urge to write that candidate diary you've been writing over and over again every day for the last few months is ...
Got a Grip 02/06/2008 24 29 - 2
Action Alert: Help Ohio Enact Protections Against Stalking
This diary has nothing whatsoever to do with political campaigns, the horse race to the White House, or the nefarious behavior of our public officials. It is about saving lives, plain and simple. ...
Got a Grip 01/31/2008 69 44 1 244
Let Peace Begin With Me
Over the course of the last few days I've been building images in Photoshop. Some were to share with this community. Others were meant to share with people who have touched my life in ways great ...
Got a Grip 12/25/2007 39 57 5 167
This is What Democracy Looks Like
Saturday turned out to be a great day for a protest in Chicago. The night before there was rain, but by mid-morning it had stopped and after that it gradually cleared until by the time we were ...
Got a Grip 10/29/2007 30 44 1 138
Taking a Stand Against Injustice, with Props to Valtin
Yesterday I read Valtin's excellent diary, Urgent: An Innocent Man is Dying [Updated] . In a response I made to the diary as ...
Got a Grip 10/29/2007 20 29 - 162
The Burmese Need Our Help. Free Burma.
Our dependency on oil and the greed of the oil companies that feed that dependency is killing people. This is a pattern that is repeated all over the world. It takes many forms. Sometimes it's a ...
Got a Grip 10/04/2007 12 22 1 14
BREAKING!! Aurora Planned Parenthood Clinic to Open Tomorrow!!
I just received the following e-mail from Planned Parenthood of Aurora, Illinois. Dear X, Finally! Just minutes ago we received our occupancy permit from city of Aurora Mayor, Tom ...
Got a Grip 10/01/2007 151 124 1 8
Aurora Planned Parenthood, Badly Planned with UPDATE!
Last night, September 25th, I attended the City Council meeting in Aurora, Illinois to support the new Planned Parenthood facility in my neighborhood. From the outside of the building, where over ...
Got a Grip 09/26/2007 186 261 6 31
Road2DC Takes the Road to DC
We've had quite a few great diaries in the last couple of days discussing the March for Peace that was held on September the 15th. I'm not sure who posted the first, although I know that ...
Got a Grip 09/20/2007 100 41 - 37
Don't Think Protests Matter? The Freepers Do...
There's been alot of talk lately about protest. I know, because I've been doing some of the talking. Most people I've talked to seem to be for it, at least in a theoretical way. Many are ...
Got a Grip 09/10/2007 51 62 - 247
Dinner at the White House
It's rough being on the private guest list of frequent diners at the White House. It starts out looking like you're part of the real inner circle. But before you can say "Texas Barbecue" ...
Got a Grip 08/27/2007 35 26 1 9
A Turdblossom Blooms in Texas
I am overcome with sadness. Karl Rove is leaving the West Wing. How will we ever survive? More to the point, how will George W. Bush survive? Can Cheney keep all those puppet strings hopping on ...
Got a Grip 08/14/2007 35 22 - 15
The Puppetmasters
I watched Tony Snow on Hardball again yesterday, defending the White House's support of Alberto Gonzalez yet again and denigrating our Democratic leaders for having the unmitigated gall to demand ...
Got a Grip 07/27/2007 28 27 1 158
Trouble in Torture City: Bush and the Innocents
Crossposted at NION Murat Kurnaz has become an unwilling expert on torture. A legal resident of Germany born of Turkish parents, Kurnaz ...
Got a Grip 07/08/2007 85 56 3 25
Al Gore Jr. Jr. Arrested!!
Let the wailing and the gnashing of teeth begin!! Al Gore Jr., son of he who many of have hoped will run for President, was arrested in California this AM. He was stopped in his hybrid car (thank ...
Got a Grip 07/05/2007 98 10 1 -
Letter from a "leftie" to a "rightie": Dear Mr. Berns
There has been a diary named "I Guess I'm not Pro-Choice: Sextuplets" on the rec list for some time now that, due to other tasks ...
Got a Grip 06/18/2007 30 20 - 20
Remembering Alicia: Domestic Violence Comes Home
A young woman will be buried today. Her mother and father have lost a most beloved child. Her children have lost the mother whom they loved and depended on. Her many friends have lost their ...
Got a Grip 04/05/2007 285 254 10 98
From a Newbie in Meta World....Let's Have a Chat....
I am a relative newcomer, although I try to be active and participate as much as possible here. I do Diary Rescue, I've written a few diaries and they were well received, I post comments in many ...
Got a Grip 12/09/2006 637 46 2 13
Breaking: Justice Department Brings First Charges for Torture Abroad
Crossposted at NION While doing research on another topic, I ran across this little nugget, posted by Reuters less than an ...
Got a Grip 12/06/2006 54 152 5 16
Senator Schumer's Diary Comment Thread or Civil Discourse Lost
Got a Grip 11/15/2006 615 358 3 33
I Have Returned From the Land of the Philistines (please read for minor inspiration)
Got a Grip 11/07/2006 18 11 - 2
Greed, Hypocrisy, and Stupidity or Why My Head Is EXPLODING!!
Got a Grip 10/21/2006 7 9 1 -
If you are asking if the kid led Foley on, please read this.....
Got a Grip 10/02/2006 345 433 7 35
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