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|10 Drops of Wine
(Crossposted from [http://www.docudharma.com/diary/20029/ten-drops-of-wine Docudharma])
|Sunday Op-Ed: Stop Playing Defense
(Cross-posted from [http://www.docudharma.com/diary/16152/sunday-oped-stop-playing-defense Docudharma])
|Sunday Op-Ed: A Real National Conversation
(Cross-posted from [http://www.docudharma.com/diary/16021/sunday-op-ed-a-real-national-conversation Docudharma])
|Obama's Cincinnati Speech -- Sure He Can -- And He Did
Just finished watching President Obama's speech in Cincinnati. I really liked it. And it put to rest something that has truly disturbed me when it comes to the notion that President Obama should ...
|Obama and the Progressive Caucus
From [http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/09/obama-asks-liberals-how-far-theyre-willing-to-compromise-on-public-option.php?ref=fpa TPM]: A variety of reports suggest that, during a ...
|How Hurricane Katrina Changed Daily Kos||Nightprowlkitty||08/19/2009||283||410||10||76|
|Naked Soul Plea||Nightprowlkitty||08/17/2009||5||19||-||31|
|Why Obama Should Be in NOLA on Katrina Anniversary
The deathers are all worried about how old folks will be treated under Democratic health care legislation. Perhaps they have forgotten how old folks were treated under Republican rule:
|The Best of All Possible ...
[http://www.docudharma.com/diary/15368/the-bestest-of-all-possible (cross-posted from Docudharma)]
|I am so sick of this.
From [http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/07/23/mullen.detainee.abuse/index.html?eref=rss_politics CNN Politics]: Images of detainee abuse at the hands of U.S. troops, which President ...
|Um, Mr. Tapper? (Updated)
From [http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/22/756545/-Waterloo,-But-for-Who-Liveblog-2 mcjoan's] live blog of President Obama's press conference: Tapper, ok, we know the benefits, ...
|Torture: "These Weren't the Kind of Men You Send to Jail"
Today is [http://accountability4torture.com/ Torture Accountabilty Day]. There will be events across the country, American citizens making the case that those who committed the moral crime against ...
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|The new face of anti-abortion activists tapped by Obama
From [http://rawstory.com/blog/2009/06/obama-taps-anti-abortion-activist/ Raw Story]: President Barack Obama has tapped an anti-abortion activist to a senior Health and Human Services "...
|To Clothe the Naked
The [http://www.aclu.org/safefree/torture/39455prs20090423.html ACLU] fought and won the case to force the Department of Defense to make public by May 28, 2009 "photos depicting the abuse of ...
|Please, Pres. Obama, Stop Telling Me My Motives
First, just a little point to make about retribution. I don't think President Obama is any more saintly than the rest of us when it comes to retribution. [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/
This one is for [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/4/18/192536/286 Chacounne]. Everyone has an opinion and it's political and sensational and everyone has something to say. But what do we feel? ...
Haven't had much to say and then what finally is coming to mind is so small it pisses me off that I find it so damned interesting. The big issues of the day, no, I got nothing to say, although I ...
|What's For Dinner: Wolf!
One of my favorite food writers is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._F._K._Fisher M.F.K. Fisher].
|We Have Time to Learn
I don't think the blogs will ever coalesce aroud a single issue, it's not in the nature of the beast, imo. I don't think that's the function. We can, however, produce some of the most informed ...
|"I Got Hit by a Swinging Pendulum"
I've been reading some of the arguments over whether or not we should, as citizens, pressure the Obama Administration and, specifically, Attorney General Eric Holder, to appoint a Special Prosecutor ...
|A Minor Point
I'm not linking anything here, this is a minor point. I've been reading diaries about the Rush Limbaugh Syndrome where Republicans have had to backtrack when they criticize them. This minor point ...
|"One of the most frightening days of my life"
(crossposted from [http://www.docudharma.com/ Docudharma]) (h/t to [http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2009/2/26/143549/384/177#c177 parryander] for the link to The Center for Victims of Torture ...
|Not Revenge, Senator Leahy -- Love
Well Saturday is Valentine's Day, so maybe this is appropriate -- a Valentine to those revolutionaries who gave no quarter to tyranny. In a [http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2009/2/12/1350/08709/277#
|How Will This Baby Run?
NLinStPaul wrote an essay back in October entitled [http://www.docudharma.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=9766 Let's see how this baby runs ...] and I recall being struck by how Obama has built his own ...
|Our Noble Professions
I've been working on the project [http://www.democrats.com/special-prosecutor-for-bush-war-crimes Petition for a Special Prosecutor] which for me has entailed writing a lot about justice, the ...
|Poem about 60's freaks
(cross-posted from [http://www.docudharma.com/ Docudharma]) I have to write some stuff here so I can post the poem beneath the fold with little fuss. New Moon and Lunar New Year and all that. ...
|Some Sad News
I regularly checked out Jake Thorn's ([http://www.dailykos.com/user/uid:79525 VoteHarder] at Daily Kos and [http://www.docudharma.com/userDiary.do?personId=864 meteoriot] at Docudharma) blog, [http://
If you wish to repost this essay you can download a .txt file of the html here (right click and save). Permission granted. I ...
|The Courage to Know
If you wish to repost this essay you can download a .txt file of the html here (right click and save). Permission granted. ...
|Why Bush and Cheney Should Get a Fair Trial
(cross-posted from [http://www.docudharma.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=11168#191451 Docudharma])
|The Power of One
(crossposted from [http://www.docudharma.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=11140#191006 Docudharma])
|They are the Branches, We are the Tree
This essay is in support of the petition announced in buhdydharma’s [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/12/17/1808/7859/87/674186 Cheney Throws Gauntlet, Admits to Authorizing Murder...Now What?
|The Scary Lefty Lunacy of the Democratic Base
Now that Obama has been elected, I am positively swooning with ideas on how to exact revenge and carry forward my leftist divisiveness to the end! The end I tells ya! Oh I have a plan and no one ...
|Late Night Poetry Jam
No, this is not a series. Poets are rarely consistent. But it is a late night jam (at least on the East Coast!), your own poems or poems you like, all that jazz. And jazz even! I like [http://...
|Dialogue is our Friend, Mr. Kashkari
(h/t Huffington Post) I hate to link to [http://www.nypost.com/seven/11112008/business/answers__please__138094.htm The New York Post] but oh well. To see Neel Kashkari field ...
|I Have No Choir And I Must Preach
(with apologies to Harlan Ellison) I'm not going to walk their road no more. I'm not going their way. I'll see them, work with them, live in the same places, spaces as them. But I'm not ...
Sorry to interrupt and all, but I was doing diary mining for Election Diary Rescue and I came across a [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/21/151853/95/923/637763 diary] I think was inadvertently ...
|Respondele a Obama
Jose Conde wrote and performed the song "Respondele a Obama," in this video by Nicole Betancourt:
|What We're Up Against
One of my co-workers was very happy Bear Stearns got bailed out. She is nearing retirement and cares ferociously about her pension. She is not a wingnut nor a Republican. She will care more about ...
|I can just picture it
I can see it clear as day. Not that I'm some economic genius (the standard disclaimer so many bloggers are making at the beginning of their posts on the subject of the Big Bailout). But hell, it's ...
I don't need anyone to tell me the Presidential race is important to write about. I fully agree with [http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/9/13/2011/51910/943/597071 kos] that we need to play ...
We can send a man to the moon. But we can’t help a handful of orphans who are starving to death right before our eyes, in a place not far from our shores. Look what we have become. I ...
|What the NOLA Blogs Are Saying: The Palins Among Us
This will not be a great diary. Too much confusion is rattling in my brain due to the horrible inundation of [http://www.docudharma.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=8777 Trance Politics] that has been ...
|Eating Dirt was Just The Beginning: Haiti Action Diary
I know the political season is upon us and it’s damned difficult to distract folks towards any other story, but this is something I know my fellow Kossaks would want to be informed of. And ...
|What the NOLA Blogs are Saying: Return
cross-posted from [http://www.docudharma.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=8805 Docudharma] The bloggers I am about to quote -- and there are so many more in this group equally as good -- ...
|What the NOLA Blogs are Saying: Refugee Edition
While we're waiting, these folks are waiting too, but many of them far from home. So here's the refugee edition. [http://humidhaney.typepad.com/the_humid_haney_rant/ Humid Haney Rant] has a wild ...
|What the NOLA Blogs are Saying
Just a few quick links from the NOLA blogs. Nice thing about these blogs is if you visit one, you end up linking to all the others, and they are all worth reading. Oyster at [http://righthandthief....
|New Orleans: Heart and Soul
Can’t you see it’s not about politics, there were and are all sorts of people who came to New Orleans after Katrina to help rebuild, democrats, republicans, independents, evangelicals, ...
|The Head and the Heart
Cross-posted from [http://www.docudharma.com/ Docudharma] I've been struggling with my feelings about the Democratic Convention. But I've decided to stop struggling. There will be always a ...
|Fashion and Style Report
subtitle: The Strange Summer of 2003 I perform strange experiments here in New York City. In the late 90's I looked around to see if any women were wearing shoes of a color other than black,
|Putting 2 and 2 Together: Julie Myers, ICE, and Postville
We learned from Dr. Erik Camayd-Freixas in his devastating [http://thesanctuary.soapblox.net/showDiary.do;jsessionid=603E26830E004BDE43B0709A39F83D4E?diaryId=269 essay] (posted by Duke in its ...
|Just for the Record
I'm a wan member of the Democratic base. Wan, because I am politically starving, which leads to low energy, among other things. So I hear there was a conversation about faith with a popular ...
New moon is coming up, Friday, August 1. Which has nothing to do with anything. I just have to fill up this space so I can post my poem after the flip. It's a poem about hippies.
|After the Deluge
The third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is coming up next month. Today Dolly has been upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane. And again there are worries about [http://news.aol.com/story/_a/...
|"So You Can Do Whatever You Want With Me"
I don't know how to write about this, but I'm going to try anyway. I've been following the discussion on immigration for over a year, and there are a lot of complexities to it and a lot of back ...
|Saturday Night Rhythm & Blues
Thinking about some of my favorite unsung heroes of rhythm & blues -- unsung because they were black and their biggest hits were either restricted to race records in the early 50s (until Alan Freed ...
Just a ramble for a Thursday night. Friday, end of wageslave work week draws nigh, and we are having beautiful warm weather here in New York City, makes a person kind of dizzy. So I thought I'...
I've always had a hard time with this day. I've always had a hard time with the military, understanding my own feelings about those who, with the power of government behind them, put guns in the ...
|Action: Help for Postville, Iowa
Over at [http://fairimmigration.wordpress.com/2008/05/19/how-to-send-support-to-iowa/ Standing Firm] you can read the terrible story of how our federal government is dealing with the problems of ...
|Crackpot Theories on McCain
It's late, after midnight, and I am going into speculative territory here about John McCain. There's something bugging me about him. Yes, I know the press treats him as they do all Republicans --
Once again I am going to shamelessly indulge myself here at Daily Kos. There will be no links or fine intellectual analysis. I'm still a little too [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/3/29/165825/...
|Punch Drunk Party with a Cauliflower Ear
Oh man, during the Reagan reign we had a Dem majority that had been in power for a few decades, fat and complacent even as it had some stars and characters and movers and shakers. The party itself,
|All They Know Is War
I remember reading a story in the New York Times magazine, in October of 2004 about terrorism and [http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/10/magazine/10KERRY.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin John Kerry'
|Land of the Jailed and Home of the Fearful
I know there are a lot of folks here who have little sympathy for the struggles of undocumented workers in the United States. I’ve heard all the arguments, the fears, the anger, and the ...
There have been a number of excellent posts by McJoan and KagroX, among others, over the FISA battle. We’ve all been on the crazy ride of elation/outrage, seeing our Democratic ...
|Round The Clock Gilda Reed Fundraiser Part 3
(This is the third diary in a 24-hour fundraiser for [http://www.gildareed.com/Call-To-Action.php Gilda Reed], Democratic Candidate for Katrina-Burdened LA-01.) ...
Here's a poem about Ash Wednesday. Didn't realize it was today till I saw folks walking back to work from St. Patrick's with ashes on their foreheads. To all those who observe this day and the ...
I have a simple reason for having great indifference towards endorsements in the 2008 Democratic primary. All I've ever had is one wish and that was that someone would oppose the Bush ...
|Weekend Marathon: "Among the best neighborhoods in the US"
In [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/2/1/115952/2960/864/447627 Can You Help? NOLA's 9th Ward Needs Us!] the excellent ikrisarus starts the big challenge: A group of bloggers over ...
|"I'm not waiting on the government to give me nothing"
Many of us (though, sadly, not all) know by now that the damage to New Orleans was not caused by a natural disaster but by human error -- the errors of the Army Corps of Engineers. That's why ...
|SOTU: How Kind of You To Mention It, Mr. Bush
This won't be a long diary. I never watch Mr. Bush, I can't stand to hear his voice or see his face. But I do read the transcripts of what he says. I was wondering if he'd mention it tonight.
|Bread and Circuses
This is no jibe against folks who are passionately involved with the candidates of their choice in the Democratic primaries. Frankly, I wish the present environment of our 2008 national elections ...
|What I Said At the Time
I started writing a journal when I was 13 years old. I still have that raggedy old spiral notebook. Here's what I said about Viet Nam. Please don't hate me for my prodigy-like brilliance:
|Riffin' offa JFK
Most everyone can remember (or knows someone who remembers) JFK's famous line in his inaugural address on January 20, 1961:
I'm not asking anyone to change their minds or to take a certain path or other or to do any action at all other than ... ... IMAGINE. Just take a moment here and imagine: Hillary and ...
|Let Me See If I've Got This Right
Ok, I'm trying to figure out which candidate I will support for the office of President of the United States. So of course I need to go no further than Daily Kos to find out where all these folks ...
|What's the Platform? And Who Writes It?
I haven't written candidate diaries. I explain why in this essay at another site. But who really cares why I haven't written a ...
|This Has Been Diaried Before
And this will be diaried again in 2008. Happy New Year. There's a lot of hoopla here at Daily Kos because Markos wrote a post criticizing Obama and Miss Laura has come out for Edwards. Yes, ...
|This Time I'm Walkin' to New Orleans
How selfish of me to be trying to drag the reader from some lovely spiked eggnog to the nitty gritty of the struggles of others. My only rationalization is that Christmas is approaching. The ...
|This is a National Issue
Many folks have read that there were riots and some violence and a bunch of rabble rousing and yelling and such at the New Orleans City Council meeting on public housing, heck, it's the top story at ...
|This is What We Do
Yeah, this is what we do. We are citizen journalists. Our media has failed us -- for every good reporter and story there is a tsunami of dangerously false information being fed to the American ...
To those of us who have been paying attention, the future does not look bright. Our government -- well, our lack of government. The rich own the world and they got theirs, now they are slamming ...
|"Our Democracy Broke When That Levee Broke"
A while back, one of our best writers made a statement about what happened post-Katrina. So many of us were charging ...
|Pops and Blues
Jack Kerouac called them "pops," Western haikus. He didn't always stick to the correct 17 syllable count but many of his images did "pop" from his pen. Missing a kick ...
|Kick Back for A While
This place stinks of politics! What have you all been doing! I am reading a postively relentless recent diary list of hard cold politics. What kind of site is this, anyway? To paraphrase ...
|Move Along, Nothing to See Here
I don't want to cause any kind of a splash, it's Monday, I'm tired, and I doubt I could answer the number of comments most impeachment diaries generate. Frankly, I envy those who are passionately ...
|My Indifference to Accordians Notwithstanding
Okey dokey, I know everyone will stand up and shout "Never Forget New Orleans!" and such, but this diary is not like that. Creole music. When I'd go to New Orleans, I'd dig the brass bands the ...
|Those F***mooks! (Plus Some Groovy Slim Harpo)
Once again the people of New Orleans have gotten the mainstream shaft. For every good bit of information in our traditional media, there are too many hit pieces. For every good fight in our ...
So have you ever seen that ... well I don't know which it was in the series ... that Lord of the Rings movie where there's the fellowship and the one guy becomes all overpowered by the evil of the ...
|"Wonderful, Wounded City"
Sit back and relax, gonna share with you a link to some great videos of New Orleans. I was surfing the NOLA blogs, and came cross this at the wild and irreverent [http://gentillygirl.com/2007/11/12/...
We have all heard the arguments on impeachment, pro and con. We have all heard about whether or not we "have the votes." Whether or not this will ruin our chances in 2008 for a Democratic victory.
|Oh Yay! Let's Make Even MORE Enemies!
From our great Congress, a resolution was passed on Tuesday: [http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200711/NAT20071105a.html Iran Sees Venezuela as Doorway to Americas, ...
|See, That Right There ...
I have a friend at work whose young daughter started a bit of a trend with us. She saw her older brother doing something wrong and she pointed to him and said, "see, that right there ... you ...
|What Comes After Outrage?
We saw an election stolen, the will of the people denied. And in the aftermath we saw every progressive and humane aspect of government subverted. And we were outraged. We saw the great City of ...
|To All Those Hiding Behind Martin Luther King
Mychal Bell is a bad boy, didja know that? He was violent. He was a bad boy. And because of that, no one should protest on his behalf, because if they do, they're misguided, yes, they are ...
|LA-GOV: Mr. Jindal, Meet Mr. Crow
Ah, it's deja vu all over again. Clear case of racism in Jena. After a lot of hard work, individual blogs run by people of color, sometimes under nasty threats, cover this story enough for it to ...
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