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|Baking a cake is not a religious principle
At some point, we have to get down to defining what constitutes a principle and what constitutes violating a principle. These hate laws could not exist except that those who push them can't tell ...
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|Why I agree that Rick Perry's line item veto was an abuse of power this time
Some people wonder if this is a legitimate indictment. I believe it is. Rick Perry was defunding the office of an elected official unless that elected official resigned. That elected official was ...
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|Remembering Russ and thinking of Ferguson
I confess from the start that my mind goes in strange places and makes odd connections. This diary is about one of the oddest of the connections. I was watching MSNBC last night, hearing about the ...
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|Let's Pickle the Peckers of the Pricks Warning: Image Heavy
Jumping off on Onomastic's fine diary here , (if you haven't read it, her diary is well worth it and well deserving of its place on the rec list. )I thought I would see if we could start a planning ...
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|Indigo Kalliope: Not About the Babies
I wrote this poem three years ago for our Indigo Kalliope. I am repeating it in the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling. We know that it isn't a deep concern for the fetus that drives the owners of ...
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I have long suspected that the wealthy are suffering from an addiction not unlike hoarding. Today, there is an essay, written by one who should know, who not only confirms that wealth addiction is ...
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Another shooting. That makes one a day reported nationally for how long? How is it that the NRA thinks that this is OK? And all the shootings that get reported nationally are in colleges or upscale ...
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|Counter the Tea Party and Make Our Own Statement About Bigotry
The Tea Party did their magic to make A&E concede to the duckies and unsuspend papa duck. I am outraged that they would concede, and outraged that this nation would glorify somebody who promulgates ...
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|Fighting Big Energy and the Koch Brothers
The opponents of renewable energy are prepared to spare no expense in destroying solar energy before it can get started. These opponents are bankrolled by the likes of oil companies, utilities and ...
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|Fight Back Against ALEC: Petition to Protect Solar
We got solar panels on our house over the summer. We did this for two reasons. One, I am no longer employed, and we felt that for the future, energy prices were going to go up to the point that we ...
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|Why Mike Rogers is an idiot and what we should do about it
Mike Rogers spent his time grilling Kathleen Sibelius about testing. He wanted to know why there had been no end to end testing. He would not let her explain about the regression testing going on.
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|Architecting Obamacare 101
Over a year ago, I was talking to a friend of mine who is involved in setting up a health care exchange in Colorado. I told him that if the system is not architected properly, it will be a disaster,
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|Weatherdude was Right but he Just Scratched the Surface
Last night, Weatherdude published a very good diary, which you can find here . But he just scratched the surface. There is another article here that also illustrates the crisis. But again, that ...
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|I Heard the Owl Call my Name
I Heard the Owl Call my Name is a wonderful book. It is a book about an Anglican vicar who is sent to a parish of indigenous people in Canada. Unbeknownst to him, he has a terminal illness. The ...
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|An apology to Chris Christie for Rep Lamborn
Although I am not in Lamborn's district, I am in his state. And he just voted against funding the flood insurance payouts for the victims of Sandy. I am embarrassed for our state that this non-...
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|Breaking! Boehner not running for Speaker - Update - Now Called Not True
Just a quick fly-by diary. Ron Meyer of American Majority Action says Boehner will have a press conference tonight to announce he will not run for House Speaker this year. I can't say that I blame ...
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|Brothers and Sisters: Honoring our World
Good evening, Brothers and Sisters! "Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses ...
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|On the gift of a subscription
I got notified of a gift subscription from PLF515 on December 22. I have been trying to put into words ever since then what this subscription means to me. The more I thought, the more it meant, ...
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|Hoarders, Guns and Graven Images
From Wikipedia: Compulsive hoarding (or pathological collecting) is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by the excessive acquisition of and inability or unwillingness to discard large ...
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|The Mayans were RIGHT!
Sorry for this short diary. I have to get back to my end of the world party. I just wanted to observe that the Mayans were right. The world is ending. The Republicans have decided to go over the ...
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|24 Hours Later - The Pundits are Wrong
I have been listening to the news, reading the websites, looking at the commentaries and reading diaries. I have come to a different conclusion today than I came to yesterday. I have decided that, ...
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|Romney: How to Bain America
Romney's history at Bain Capitol is relevant. It is a clear indication of how he will govern as president. It is important for us to clearly understand what this means for us and for our nation. ...
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|Brothers and Sisters: Mary and me
As I publish this, I have just passed my 59th birthday on the 8th of September. The Blessed Mother Mary also has September 8 as her birthday. We have a very special relationship, she and I. To ...
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|Scott MacKenzie Peacenik - RIP - warning - heavy video
Everybody remembers Scott MacKenzie's San Francisco. That is not all he sang. Here are some more ...
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|The Auto Industry and National Security
For all their talk of national security, it becomes clear that Republicans, and in particular, Mitt RMoney, do not understand the meaning of keeping our country secure. The Republicans, with Mitt ...
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|Purging Voter Lists to Pad the Supreme Court
Yesterday I wrote a diary about being removed from voting lists. You can find my diary here . Jamess has posted an excellent diary here . Another was posted last night -
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|Attention Colorado Voters
We just got a visit from the Obama campaign. They had a list of people being purged from the voters rolls. My name was on that list. So was my son's. Fortunately, they had paperwork to keep us ...
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|I am a slut. Do I have to tell my husband?
The verdict is in courtesy of self appointed Judge and Jury Rush Limbaugh. I am a slut. I didn't realize it before, but he says so, so there you have it. I am a slut. Do I have to tell my husband?
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