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|‘Standing with Barack Obama’ on LGBT Issues: Really?
Really? I’m seeing the ads everywhere, for barackobama.com. My Facebook page is positively infested with them. And every time I see one, my blood pressure ratchets up another notch. I’m ...
|Friday Night Music Cabal: Always Look on the Dark Side of Life
Welcome to the Team DFH Friday Night Music Cabal. Because Team DFH operates more or less like a herd of cats, this diary series doesn’t ...
|Christmas Eve and Health Care in America
I write this tonight as my mother is sleeping fitfully in her room, a few steps down the hall. I'll just be dozing tonight as I'll have to be getting up to check on her every few hours. I brought ...
|Christmas Music for Snobs
This is a re-post of a diary I put up around this time last year. I am a snob. A /really specific/ kind of snob. I have rather highbrow taste in Christmas music -- I like it old and I like ...
|The Winter Solstice
I'm dusting off my annual Solstice diary and reposting it today. It's not long, but it's heartfelt. Although I am not there now, for a lot of years I lived in the Pacific Northwest. Of all of the ...
|ACTION: Are you going to call your Congresslizards today?
Are you? Or is DK once again just going to be an echo chamber of people wringing their hands over this godforsaken, stupid, corrupt tax deal and moaning about how awful it all is? Personally, I ...
|Filibuster for One, Please: Bernie Sanders is Speaking on the Senate Floor (Liveblog Mothership)
He made a Facebook post about ten minutes ago: You can call what I am doing today whatever you want, you it call it a filibuster, you can call it a very long speech. I'm not here to set ...
|Thank You, Wendell Potter
Hi, Wendell. I don't know if you'll read this, but I feel like writing it today, so follow me over the flip.
|My Letter to the CEOs of Alaska and Southwest Airlines
Going out in today's mail.
|How I'm Observing 9/11 - Please Join Me
September 11, 2001 was a big day in my life. From 3,000 miles away, I watched the planes crash and the towers collapse. I went into shock, I think -- I can remember that, despite it being a picture-
|My Own Happy F***ing Labor Day Diary
I spent the afternoon at the Hotel Del Coronado, same as I've done almost every weekend all summer, listening to these guys.
|I'm Ticked Off
Let me just start this little rant by saying that Glenn Beck is a snake-oil salesman. He's a jerk, a wacko, an opportunist, and a liar. He's also smart. Smarter than we are, apparently. Why do I ...
|Hoo Boy, I Didn't Want To Write This Diary (calling San Diego Kossacks)
There are few things in life I hate worse than asking for help, so I'm anything but happy to be writing this. But desperate times call for desperate measures, so here goes. More below the fold.
|7.2 Earthquake in Baja California
My mother just called me on her cell from San Diego to report a large earthquake just moments ago -- she said it was the biggest she's ever personally felt. Centered, she believes, in Baja ...
|This American Life Explains the Banking Crisis
This is not a diary. It will not contain multiple paragraphs of analysis or commentary or verbal poo-tossing. It's just going to alert you, kind reader, to something that I think everyone who isn'
|Christmas Music You May Have Never Heard [Of]
I have rather specific taste in Christmas music -- I like it old and I like it a capella . I listen to Palestrina, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Thomas Tallis, Gregorian chant. Over the fold ...
Of all of the meanings that have been assigned to the winter holidays -- be they Christian, Jewish, cultural, pagan, secular, whatever -- what has come to be, for me, the most meaningful aspect of ...
Elsewhere , it has been noted that Thursday December 4 was "Jobless Day". This is my "Jobless Day" story.
What follows is my very own, personal, top o' the pops list for who needs to be primaried out in 2010 and 2012, and/or deprived of their Congressional leadership positions, and (my entirely ...
|In Which I Take a Cab to the Airport
What follows is a belated November-fifth story. Early in the morning of November 5, I got on a plane to go see my mother for a few days. It was an unexpected trip prompted by her unexpectedly ...
|Don't Forget the "Reality-Based" Part, Guys. (A short rant.)
I just watched this front-paged video, entitled "Legal Expert Destroys FOX Pundit On GOP's Vote Fraud Fraud".
|I Grew Up in a Small Town With Small Town Values
All this talk about small-town values at the Republican convention, and the Daily Show's hilarious lampooning of same, got me thinking about what I learned about values from the people in the town I ...
|In Which I Go Out Among the Good Citizens of My City
I was volunteering at a community event benefiting my employer, at a small park plaza located downtown. I don't generally go to public events like this if I can help it -- I dislike crowds. But ...
|I Just Voted for a Republican
I just finished completing my WA State mail-in ballot for the August 19th election. And I knowingly and deliberately voted for a Republican. I'll tell you why over the jump.
|Please Join Me in Pointing and Laughing at Some Republicans
Oh, my freakin' GAWD. This one has me peeing myself. Over the jump...
|The Story of a Sign
I sat down at my computer a few minutes ago to check my emails. I had one from my mother. More below the fold.
Peter Daou posted a diary some weeks back that I thought was highly inappropriate for a paid campaign staffer to post here -- essentially it was a hit piece on Obama. I'm not a huge fan of Obama /or/
|Nineteen years, three months, fifteen days
That's how long it's been since the day I brought two ten-week-old kittens home to live with me. I named them Archy and Mehitabel.
|GBCDP: Or, Why The Washington Caucuses Suck Out Loud
I participated in the Washington State caucuses today. And it was the last fucking straw. Follow me over the jump for my rant.
|The Christmas Truce
I'm going to re-tell a relatively little-known (at least on this side of the Atlantic) bit of history that I read about back in my college days, and that I was reminded of early this morning when I ...
|Festivus 2007: The Airing of Grievances
If one is to consider how much airing of grievances goes on around here, one could assert that on Daily Kos, every day is Festivus. Daily Kos: The Blog For The Rest Of Us [Democrats]. Anyway. I ...
|Winter Solstice 2007: The True Meaning of the Season
I posted this last year, and decided to repost it again today. ::: Today marks the winter solstice. The solstice has been honored and celebrated for millenia by cultures all over the world -- the ...
|Another day, another wingnut email.
I don't think my mother realizes that when she forwards me this crap, my blood pressure ticks up about ten points. Or maybe she just doesn't care.
|A Short Note to the Edwards Supporters Around Here
This is going to be a very short diary, because I don't have time to write a long one. Deal.
|Saturday P.M. Work Avoidance: Desert Island Discs
For the second Saturday in a row, I'm working -- once again staring at spreadsheets until it feels like my brain's going to melt, and once again desperately in need of a distraction for a while.
|Your Favorite Movie that Nobody's Ever Heard Of
I'm in crunch mode at work and have spent the last four hours staring at spreadsheets. Consequently, my brain is mush and I desperately need a distraction.
I just got the latest email from the DNC. It made me want to puke -- well, the first bit did, at any rate.
|Domestic Violence 7: Dogfighting=Bad; Spousal Abuse=Not So Much
I'm prompted to write this diary because of the controversy surrounding Michael Vick . Vick has ...
|Civil Disobedience 2: Marching on Washington
I'm moved to write this in response to OPOL's latest diary , in which a march on Washington, ...
|I Need a Computer Genius: Part Deux
I've just posted an update to yesterday's call for help. Since that one has long since scrolled off the list, and since I was asked ...
|I Need a Computer Genius, and Fast
UPDATE Saturday 9:30 a.m. PDT: Due to popular demand, I'm not taking this diary down. The geeks are having too much fun with it. Steps taken so far: When I got ...
|This is Going to End in Tears: Disgusting Phishing Scam
I got the below email earlier today. It's the second time in a month I've received such an email. The first time I deleted it in disgust. This time I'm hopping mad, and I'll tell you why below ...
|Civil Disobedience 1: An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless or, which is the same thing, corrupt. -- Mahatma Gandhi :: Lately, I'm seeing diaries about ...
|A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Congress
They'll fuck it up, of course, because they're fucking useless, but right now they have the chance to take back their power and to stop the runaway train that is the Bush ...
|Impeachment Tipping Point: With Poll!
The past 24 hours have been absolutely fascinating. George Bush commuting Scooter Libby's sentence has led to a blogospheric outcry that I think rivals anything I've seen to date. I don't really ...
|Domestic Violence 6: In Which Your Intrepid Diarist Meets Some Perps
I went tonight, as an observer, to an Impact Panel. This is a monthly get-together of various people who work in DV (police, therapists, etc.), a couple of DV survivors, and a whole bunch of ...
|Domestic Violence 5: The Chinese Wall, Part 2
If you didn't read Part 1 of this mini-series, I recommend you do so. You will find it here . This is the story of a fellow ...
|Domestic Violence 4: The Chinese Wall, Part 1
From the American Heritage Dictionary: Chinese wall n. A barrier, especially one that seriously hinders communication or understanding: "still believe a ...
|Domestic Violence 3: Google Does the Right Thing Without Being Asked
I wasn't planning to do another of these so soon after my last one, but I got an email today that prompted me to put this together. The email came from the staff of the Safety Net Project at ...
|Domestic Violence 2: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones...
but words will break my heart. I'm prompted to write this diary for a couple of reasons. The first is that in my ...
|Rock the Houses: Senate 2008 Races
Our fearless Rock the Houses leader, plf515, has already written a couple of excellent diaries on the House, specifically on House races that we should be focusing on to primary out some of our ...
|The Unmitigated Gall of Senator Patty Murray
Yesterday I collected my week's snail mail from my mailbox. I found among the other pieces of junk mail, a letter from Senator Murray. The postmark is illegible, but the letter itself is dated May ...
|The Senate List is Up
And it is even worse than I thought. Over the fold, please. Update: james risser has the House roll call as well.
|Domestic Violence 1: I Dare You to Listen to This
Click, close your eyes, and listen -- just listen -- for the next three minutes.
|Why I'm Bitterly Disappointed in Keith Olbermann
This has not been Keith Olbermann's best week. I have two complaints to lay at his feet today, both of them related to the Virginia Tech killings: 1) His comments about how Americans react to ...
|Live Blog VIII: Dismissal of US Attorneys
And the fun continues. This is Part VIII of the Live Blog on the Senate hearing on the Dismissal of the US Attorneys. This is liveblogging. No pictures out of respect for dial-up users, please!
|I Could Never Be a Politician: Or, What the Heck I'm Doing On Daily Kos (With Poll!)
I commented after Barbara Boxer's motherly bitchslapping of Senator Inhofe that I could never be a politician, because I would have smacked Inhofe upside his pointy head while yelling "...
|The True Meaning Of The Season
Thursday December 21 marks the winter solstice this year. The solstice has been honored and celebrated for millenia by cultures all over the world -- the ancient Egyptians, Celts, Persians, and ...
|Handicapping the Senate
Having seen "Where are the 67 votes going to come from?" dairies and comments ad-literally-nauseam in the Great Impeachment Pie Fight, I'm going to don my flame-retardant skivvies and tackle this ...
Disclaimer: I really do not intend either this diary or any comments it may prompt, to descend into another Obama Cream Pie fight. Can we play nice and maybe, just maybe, have a ...
|CHEERS AND JEERS MONDAY: How's The Weather In Your Neck of the Woods? Edition||Mehitabel9||07/24/2006||415||110||2||10|
|CHEERS AND JEERS MONDAY: Haiku Throwdown Edition||Mehitabel9||06/26/2006||393||97||1||18|
|dKos Read-Along: Nineteen Eighty-Four||Mehitabel9||06/25/2006||34||20||3||20|
|CHEERS AND JEERS MONDAY: Always Look For The Union Label Edition||Mehitabel9||06/19/2006||272||80||2||22|
|CHEERS AND JEERS MONDAY: "I'm Sure Those Grapes Are Sour" Edition||Mehitabel9||06/12/2006||363||120||1||29|
|CHEERS AND JEERS MONDAY: Questions from the Audience Edition||Mehitabel9||06/05/2006||485||89||2||36|
|dKos Read-Along: Wicked, Part 5||Mehitabel9||06/04/2006||5||2||1||-|
|dKos Read-Along: Wicked, Part 4 - In The Vinkus||Mehitabel9||05/14/2006||4||3||-||-|
|dKos Read-Along: Wicked, Part 3 -- The City of Emeralds||Mehitabel9||05/07/2006||6||4||-||-|
|dKos Read-Along: Wicked, Part 2 -- Gilliken||Mehitabel9||04/29/2006||4||6||-||-|
|dKos Read-Along: Wicked, Part One - The Munchkinlanders||Mehitabel9||04/22/2006||20||6||-||2|
|Daily Kos Read-Along: Wicked||Mehitabel9||04/15/2006||17||11||3||25|
|CHEERS AND JEERS THURSDAY: The Virgin Diary||Mehitabel9||04/06/2006||324||116||2||21|
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