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|The Daily Bucket - Leucistic white female Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Southeastern Wisconsin I readily admit that I am charmed by the often misunderstood Opossum. This infatuation has motivated us to set up a few HD cameras around the property, in order to record the ...
|Writing Successfully at Daily Kos - A Few Tips
Over the last few days at Daily Kos we've had several debates over editorial content and control as well as guidelines that writers follow. As a site that lives as a peer-reviewed source, Daily ...
|My Gay Wedding Story
Three weeks ago my partner and I were married on our 38th anniversary. We planned to just go to the courthouse. The State of Florida was forced by the Appellate Court to allow same sex marriages ...
|Welcome New Users: Groups
In your "Welcome Back" box you will find many helpful links including your "stream" and "groups" Groucho Marx, or some other dead guy once said, “I would never be a member of a club that would ...
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|Help me with a stupid question
I have a question about publishing to groups, I am a member of a few groups, and a moderator of one. Question: is it possible to publish just to a group? How is this done. I have read Kospaedia, ...
|Tuesday is Tagsday.
Diarists and Trusted Users are allowed to add tags to diaries. It is likely that I am the only active Tag Librarian . I desire to reduce my workload. The most common mistakes are simple to avoid. ...
|Ever want to embed an audio soundcloud like front page writers and couldn't? try this & Scalia poll
Today in Jotters High Impact Posts in the "Two Years Ago In Daily Kos" section was a Diary by Meteor Blades titled Antonin Scalia on tape that included links and an audio recording of Justice ...
|A Note to Old Time Kossacks
Ya know, I have been here for a long time now. I know, to a lot of commenters, I do not have a particularly low user ID. I actually arrived here right after Barack Obama's election in November 2008. ...
|Daily Kos is more than just about the news. It’s about telling your story.
Politics is about the personal. We come to Daily Kos to read about politics and make the world a better place, but we also come with personal stories that shape our politics. And as we learned in ...
|Dawn Chorus - In Pursuit of the Ruby-crowned Kinglet
This adventure actually took place in November 2014 but I have only recently been able to put the tale in writing and assemble the pictures and figure out the uploading and whatnot needed to ...
|Today, I Become a Teacher
Every lawyer dreams of becoming a history teacher. OK, not EVERY lawyer, but many of the ones I know. I've been practicing law for ten years. Add in my 3 years of law school and 3 years as a ...
|A WiseAss's Introduction to Diarying at Daily Kos
For the majority of newcomers, Daily Kos has a vast repertoire of helpful tips and tricks to make your experience here more rewarding. You can start with this diary, or you can check out this group, ...
|They Booed Gabby Giffords
Yesterday there was a "I will not comply" rally in Olympia, Washington, to protest the passage, by voters, of Initiative 594, which expands background checks on the sales of guns between private ...
No choice.......... You once asked me why I chose you. And I replied with a simple “ because you made my stomach flip flop”. For years you made a joke of that simplistic reply and told people '...
|War on Children Accelerates
Two recent reports highlight one of the most underreported elements of growing income inequality in America – the effects on our children. As is too often the case, we appear too busy reporting ...
|Reflections On Writing Dairies At Daily Kos
I am putting a meta tag on this diary since it is about what happens on Daily Kos and my experience with it. However, my purpose is not to gripe and complain about the site or users that I don't ...
|Smear campaigns against women always involve a ruthless perpetrator and a gang of "useful idiots"
I've been active in politics for over 10 years, most recently as a Chief of Staff to a progressive State Legislator in Silicon Valley, California. But before that, I served as an public official ...
|My First DailyKos Diary
Hello, my name is Trish Causey, and I have finally signed up to write posts here in my own little corner of DailyKos. I am an ArtistActivist -- that means for me, my work as a creative artist is ...
|The Two Men I Love
Is it their smile, their voice, their touch? They both give me so very much. I cannot imagine my life without either one. I am most definitely in love with two men and I'll openly admit it. Daily ...
|1st timer diary. Problems with the response to Ebola in Dallas
We've heard about a lack of medical infrastructure in the African nations having the Ebola outbreak now. That the accompanying poverty and lack of technology adds to the problem. How they, among ...
|These Disabled Girls and Women Didn't Deserve to be used as Rapebait, Tazed or Killed
Disclaimer: I'm not a good writer. I became disabled due to a stroke-like event 12 years ago. Despite my best efforts and use of spell-checkers, I skip words, mess up verb tenses and sometimes ...
|Ivy League: Is it worth the cost?
In this case, new research indicates, no matter what elite universities say - or what any college or university says - the answer is no (or at the very least, it depends ). And there's a study out ...
|My Daughter Was Pulled Over Yesterday Morning
Yesterday morning my daughter was taking my granddaughter to school. She stopped at the school and her daughter couldn't get her seatbelt unbuckled. My daughter helped her. As she leaned over, she ...
I am not an economist. However, I'm hearing a lot of talk about stagnancy or a lack of decent growth in America's economy (and as an oft-frustrated job seeker, I can attest to that) and I notice ...
|"Hands up!" (my 1st diary)
We said it together. A community, sort of. I recognized a few faces gathered in front of the Peace Center. Many I had seen last summer, as we mourned another black boy, shocked that society placed ...
|"My e-car runs on HEMP" - breakthrough in supercapacitor-science
(Long-time lurker and first-time diarist from Holland here, so please be gentle, but I found this too delicious not to share here...) So, it seems that there's even another ingenious possible usage ...
|My adventures as a Precinct Committeperson
Hi, This is my first diary, so I thought I'd share my adventures and how I became an accidental Precinct Committeeperson. I was listening to one my favorite lefty podcasts, the host was telling his ...
|Difference you can taste.
Ever have someone tell you they don't vote because "what's the difference?" In Texas, the level of apathy is shocking. We rank 51st in the nation for voter participation. An impressive statistic, ...
|My letter to the FCC regarding Net-Neutrality
I thought we had the freedom of speech in this country. Am I now to understand that only corporations with big money are allowed to make their voices heard? I was told as a child that I could grow ...
|Please Sir, Can I have a Job?
"Without job creators no one would be able to make a living, we should all remember that" "You should be grateful there are job creators out there to give you work" "If you don't like your pay ...
|The revolution will come or how both parties betrayed us.
Like many Americans who are working twice as hard for half as much and are still losing their home I have tried to reach out to my representatives in government. Senators, congressmen and yes ...
|Picture This - Image Morphing and Animation
We've all heard the saying "A picture is worth a thousand words." Sometimes, an image alone isn't enough. In those cases, some folks might add text, or substitute a video. And sometimes, an ...
|My Unabashedly Biased Advice to New Daily Kos Members (as well as older ones)
Seems like such a great place doesn't it? All this information about the matters of the day, plus special diaries by great storytellers, personal memoirs and issue specific diaries to read. Others ...
|Learning the Ropes at Daily Kos: A Guide for New Members 2nd Edition
Greetings to all PostHuffPost Group Members! This is MurphtheSurf3. Periodically we will be updating the "Learning the Ropes" Diary in a significant way and moving it to the top of our diary list.
|MAD MEN: A diary about (and for) men who are mad about stuff
No, I'm not talking about the TV show. (Except I am, sorta.) I'm talking about (and to) men who are mad. Mad like Howard Beale was mad. Mad at (or about) women. Women who talk about women-stuff.
|What does my recommend on your comment mean?
It could mean any of many things! I thoroughly agree with what you said! Hi - nice to see you but no time to chat I'm recc'ing your tip jar to show appreciation for the diary, but I'm not recc'ing ...
|Welcome New Users: What can Daily Kos offer you, New User?
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host Angie in WA State . This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below ...
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|Documentary about Family Dynamics during the AIDS Crisis
My uncle Miguel and his partner in the hospital, three years before Miguel died of AIDS There have been a lot of movies coming out about the early years of the AIDS crisis lately. The Normal Heart ...
|One of My Pet Peeves at Daily Kos: Please Use Your Intro as an Introduction, Not Your Diary
I just went to look something up in a diary I wrote Saturday for This Week in the War on Women - I wanted to share a link in a comment. Now it isn't really very long between Saturday and Wednesday; ...
|First Diary ☼ Gratitude ☼ Coding ☼ Please advise.
*Gratitude, a good place to start. My background in brief. Coding: My career shift. Request for advice.* 2thanks. Gratitude ☼ Thank you, Daily Kos community. In this crazy world, you keep me ...
|How to add an Image to a Comment
without having to open a new diary to add the photo to the Image Library. (Which is way too long for a title.) 1) Click Post a Comment or Reply to This . 2) Click Image Library in your Welcome ...
|A Year on Craigslist: A Forty-four Year Old's Search for a Steady Job
On a cold morning in the middle of November just north of downtown Minneapolis, I waited in my car at the end of a short driveway that led to a windowless two-car garage. Soon, a rusty Chevy pickup ...
|Why post a comment?
These musings on posting comments will likely be most useful to newcomers and lurkers who are gathering up their courage. I hope though that some of them may also interest the long timers, and I ...
|April's Not All Cherry Blossoms, Peeps, and Bunnies -- It's Sunday Puzzle 2014-04-20
Hello Puzzlers, Potential Puzzlers, and the Merely Puzzled! Welcome to Sunday Puzzle, hosted for the first time by yours truly, with some trepidation but if you're reading this, it worked! Thanks to ...
|Foyle Explains Rules, Lightbox & Blockquote
Simple layout with images. First tip. Make a list of your photos. Embed the *last one first* and work up your list in reverse. I cheated and used the same one over and over. But if you do that all ...
|Community Quilt for 2thanks - Round 2
Phil N DeBlanc's quilt -- almost done! Our friend, 2thanks (also known as William) is caregiver to his wife. She suffers from a host of autoimmune problems which have left her in very fragile ...
|WhereTheKogsAre:Links to the 150+ DK Geographic Groups by State & Beyond,2011-2015
COPYPASTE \http:\/\/tinyurl.com/DkGeoGrps FOR LINKING. Revision is continual : send corrections, additions, mergers, "ceased activity", etc. HERE . SCROLL ALPHABETICALLY BELOW INTRO OR ...
|When I'm Sixty-Four
I have decided not to go gently into that good night, and by good night I mean imminent foreclosure without a safe place to land. It's bewildering and confusing and embarrassing to find myself in ...
|A few tips for better blogging on Daily Kos
Don't write for the rec list. It distorts your voice. Think of your little slice of Daily Kos as your own blog. kos's explicit intention with the current DK4 platform was for users to treat it as ...
|Community Quilt for a caregiver, 2thanks
Quilt for The Packhorse and irishwitch -- read irishwitch's diary about it here ! Many of you know 2thanks from the beautiful quilt messages he has ...
|My Daughter Sleeps in Jail Tonight: How Mental Health Treatment Fails America's Youth, Part I
My daughter sleeps in jail tonight, not because she is a criminal, but because the voices told her to do something that was. Instinctively, I stop at her bedroom door and look in at the stuffed ...
|The Lucky One
As the sun climbs for the third morning out of Balboa Park and warms the facade of our towering hotel, the retreating shadow reveals the face of a tiny 7-11 tucked unobtrusively away in a nearby ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 1/30/2014: Advanced Fancy Diary Techniques
*Good evening, Kibbitzers! Last Thursday, ...
|Japanese Mind- Story of the Crane
Hello! I'm new here. I'm the wife of Kossack Hatrax. I'm from Japan, and English isn't my first language, so please bear with me. I'd like to write some diaries about Japanese culture and the ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: Friday
Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share part of the evening around a virtual kitchen table with kossacks who are caring and supportive of one another. So bring ...
|Welcome New Users: Where Can a New User Get Some *!@ HELP Around Here?
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host smileycreek. This diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the orange gnocchi-doodle ...
|Welcome New Users: Kos secrets & not giving up
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host catilinus (just call me cat). This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the ...
We hear a lot about racial profiling , where innocent people are harassed because they "look" like they are trouble. I'd like to offer a reverse phenomenon that I would call POWER PROFILING where ...
|oook: Thinking about tags.
First things first. Well formed tags facilitate two purposes. Search ...
|Using art and photos: How copyright law applies
Or - When in doubt, don't . The only time that it is truly reasonable to post an unattributed photo or piece of artwork is when it's your own. Even if it's your own, consider including an ...
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|Building an Audience
There can be little about this site more disappointing than writing a Diary, putting your heart and soul into a piece you are proud of, then watching as it plummets down the Recent Diary List and ...
|Copyright, Fair Use, and all that
Back when PCs were still pretty new, DOS users would face a blank screen with a prompt such as A:> or C:>. If we had a modem, it was connected, externally or internally to a comm port and was ...
|What Else Ted Yoho Said
My very first diary!
|Girl Scouts of America and the Zombie Virus (part 1)
I love a good dystopia and the AMC’s Walking Dead fills the bill. Not because I harbor any fantasies of keeping an AK47 under my bed to stop the zombie hordes. No, I could do without the ...
|Revised: How to embed a YouTube video with pictures!
I have updated these tips to include new information that has been provided in the comments that were made yesterday and to make the diary a little clearer and easier to follow. YouTube videos ...
|In Memoriam - more than 20 years later
This will be brief... Tonight is bitter sweet for me. Sweet because our long-fought battle is finally nearing an end -- equality for all. What a celebration we are having for what should have been ...
|Video Embedding Tip - Reference to Earlier Diary
I previously posted a diary on video embedding on Daily Kos diaries where I couldn't figure out how the You Tube embedding option wasn't working. It appears quite a number of other Kossacks have ...
|Authorial Matters: References, Plagiarism, and Copyright
There has been a fair amount of tension hereabouts lately due to general misinformation and confusion surrounding what I would call authorial matters. When you write and publish (web, print, ...
|Trayvon Martin could be my nephew
When I heard about Trayvon Martin and the circumstances of his death, I was shocked, saddened, angry, frustrated, hateful and generally ranty. I don't feel much better now, although the criminal ...
|My First Diary: Why I Felt Compelled to Create an Account Here
As a long time reader of Daily Kos, unashamed political junkie, and avid writer, my decision to create a Daily Kos account is certainly well past due. Indeed, coming from Ann Arbor, I am no ...
|Ask Me Anything about Daily Kos
Why wasn't my lunch ...
|My May 8th Experience
This is the experience of Sagar Patagundi in DC as part of the 11 Million Dreams campaign.
|Measurement as a Way to Understand the World
I have lived in a variety of countries, and one thing that I have noticed is that, even with the language barriers, it is easier to find out how tax dollars are being spent and what the government ...
|Another U.S. intelligence security warning over potential national resource scarcity issued
Well, I wanted this my first diary to contain my own thoughts and ideas, enhanced by availing myself of DK's most gracious New Diarist's support group. But alas, this item just popped up on my feed ...
|Throwing Democrats In The Trash
Much has been made in recent weeks about the autopsy the Republican Party has conducted in the wake of two devastating national elections. This introspection is unprecedented and overdue. Although ...
|IAN: Good Morning, Saturday May 18, 2013
As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, ...
|Embedding Tweets in 5 easy steps
> Embedding Tweets in 5 easy steps dailykos.com/story/2013/04/… via @ dailykos | #kt2 R U a #kossack ? #VisualGuide ...
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|***Update: Statement of Opposition to Racist Labels Used by Kossacks to Criticize President Obama
***UPDATE - due to the overwhelming and gratifying response to this diary - it has now become almost impossible for some people to get it to load, and we are struggling to add all of the names of ...
|"There's no such thing as a neutral story. But there is such a thing as an honest story."
How did NPR end up repackaging extreme right-wing talking points into a week-long series claiming to tell the “hidden” truth about disability’s explosive growth in our recession economy? ...
|Welcome New Users: Questions from our kosmail*
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos. This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the orange gnocchi-doodle you will find links intended ...
|Announcing Partners & Mentors
Daily Kos is a scary place for a lurker considering engaging. It's crowded, with tons of people. Many are brilliant, and there's a fear from new users that they can't contribute at that level. ...
|This is gonna sound stupid
but can someone possibly explain to this computer novice how to POST A LINK?
|The Teddy Roosevelt School of Physical Rehab
I’ve been on a massive fitness kick in the last year, going on a healthy diet for the first time in my life and exercising like a madman, and people frequently ask me why. And I don’t always ...
|Top Comments: My Writing Process Edition
As I'm sure you all know, I am the proud possessor of a Daily Kos quilt that the community funded to keep me warm in body and spirit after the death of my husband and partner for pretty much the ...
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|The Ghost of George Wallace - Shutting out judicial system reform advocates in America?
If nothing else, this self-proclaimed exposé of mine provides an occasion to recall the tremendous power that America’s judiciary undoubtedly wields. Moreover, “(t)hrough their formulations of ...
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|What's New In Tech - February, 2013
Its been a while since tech has released new user-facing features. In the run up to the election we bolstered our infrastructure so as to be able to handle the drastically increased election-season ...
|Dear Washington..You're on Probation
On January 16, the POTUS outlined a comprehensive program directed at addressing violence in our society. This wasn't a simple ban, full of loopholes, on certain weapons. Mental health, research, ...
|Anger is fear turned sideways
I would like to claim that as an original phrase. I have been repeating it for so long, that I am almost convinced that it is. But I doubt it. In my early years of recovery from addiction, a lot ...
|DK as imagined community
I have been following the TTFN discussion, and I want to add something to it. I'm not going to comment directly on the TTFNS since it seems to me that Kos has got it right and that the melodrama is ...
|The New Misogyny
There has been a growing internet movement of "men's rights" activists, Pick up artists and others who call themselves "the Manosphere." While it's still small it has changed the way hateful ...
|Where to Find Open Source Science
In the wake of Aaron Swartz's suicide after being hounded by Federal prosecutors , I wondered if people knew where to find peer-reviewed articles for free. It's tough. JSTOR and many other ...
|New Diarists: More Resources for All
As someone recently pointed out , figuring out how to do things at DKos can be confusing and time-consuming, even when one knows where to begin looking for instructions! So this diary updates last ...
|HTML Magic for Diarists - Image Mapping with Anchors or Links
NOTE: The anchor portion was working, now it's not...no idea why. So I've adjusted the image to use URLs to hopefully work better... Skill level: Advanced ( but learnable by code-friendly novices & ...
|Celebrating New Diarists' 1st Year
Please join us in celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the New Diarists group , which unites diarists who want help with more experienced kossacks who are willing to provide it. In "'Buddy System' ...
|Does anyone else think this is a bad idea
OK - my first blog so be gentle ;). I came across this article: http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2012/12/12/the-cw-orders-hunger-games-style-reality-series/ CW wants to create a Hunger Games "
|Image uploading now available to everyone!
Last July we launched our kick ass image library : Using the Images Function on Daily Kos from ...
|In Search of An Honest Man: Lawyers, Guns and Money
Greetings, fellow travelers. Now that the election is over, Your Seeker of Truth has given some thoughts on the influence of money. Here I will not be talking just about Citizens United, but about ...
|Wake Up & Look Behind the Curtain
I've written several op eds and letters to our local paper trying to sway people who I believe might be sitting on the fence politically. I live in Idaho which is very conservative. I try to walk a ...
|Romney's energy plan and the sagebrush rebellion
Mitt Romney is pitiching the idea that he can increase US energy independence, lower gas prices and create thousands of jobs by speeding up oil and gas development in the US; and in Canada with the ...
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