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So... It Turns Out That I Am A Zebra
Hi there... I am a zebra! Some of you may get that reference immediately. But for those who don't, here's the saying: "If you hear hoofbeats, don't assume it's a zebra." That's a cute way of ...
Purple Priestess 09/29/2014 89 83 1 -
Just Got A Push Poll Call....
Against my usual policy, I answered the phone from a number I didn't recognize. It turned out to be a pollster. Like I always do when I get a telemarketing or similar call, I asked where they got ...
Purple Priestess 09/07/2014 45 155 3 -
10 Romantic Ideas For Valentine's Day On A Budget
Love is in the air Valentine's Day is here! But in this economy, who can afford an expensive dinner, a diamond necklace or any one of many pricey ways of saying, "I love you?" Yet we still want ...
Purple Priestess 02/13/2014 44 34 1 -
'Twas The (Republican) Night Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the House Not a bill was debated, thanks to an orange souse; The interns were stuffed in the offices with care, In hopes that no journalists would ...
Purple Priestess 12/24/2013 26 102 5 -
Pop The Corn, Pour The Beer And Watch A Movie For The July Fourth Weekend
There is a lot of time left after the fireworks. If you're like some people, you made this a 4-day weekend. Good for you! One good way to enjoy that extra chill time is to watch some movies. Pop ...
Purple Priestess 07/05/2013 24 17 - -
Hey Wives, STFU - You're Like A Dripping Faucet!
Unless you live in Washington state you might not be aware of Mark Driscoll, the pastor of the Mars Hill Megachurch. He’s the guy who sent out a tweet insinuating that President Obama didn’t ...
Purple Priestess 04/24/2013 118 146 - -
Warm Fuzzies Headed To Boston
Therapy dogs have been in use for thousands of years. Oh, not under that description always, but doing the same job. But it wasn’t until 1976 that therapy dogs became “official.” In that year, ...
Purple Priestess 04/17/2013 8 18 1 -
10 Things You Might Not Know About Easter (Including One Very Weird Factoid)
If Spring is here, can Easter be far behind? Or is it the other way around? Either way, the two are as entwined as roses and Valentine’s Day, as Halloween and pumpkins, as Winter and Christmas. ...
Purple Priestess 03/30/2013 236 326 18 -
Nate Phelps Reveals Childhood Abuse At The Hands Of His Father
The moment he turned 18, Nate Phelps fled his home and his abusive father, Fred, head of the Westboro Baptist Church. That was in 1976, but even now he still bears the emotional scars. After his ...
Purple Priestess 03/20/2013 169 382 3 -
Well, Duh! New Poll: GOP Is ‘Out Of Touch’ And ‘Extreme’
It looks like the rest of the country has caught up with us in the Progressive community. According to a new Pew poll released on Tuesday, most of America has figured out that the Republican party ...
Purple Priestess 02/27/2013 13 17 1 -
Joe the Plumber, A Gun And The Magical Website
Good old Joe “the plumber-who-isn’t-a-plumber” Wurzelbacher… have you wondered what he’s up to lately? Well, no, I didn’t either really. But when he jumps up and down and screams (...
Purple Priestess 02/25/2013 17 11 - -
The Top Ten Best Political Films
It’s Oscar time again and our thoughts turn to the movies. This year’s roster contains 3 overtly political films: Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Argo. While the case can be made that almost all ...
Purple Priestess 02/24/2013 219 76 8 -
What If Students Could ‘Debunk’ Science And Still Get Good Grades?
I don't mean scientific theories or hypotheses. I mean real, actual, peer-reviewed science. Well.... Oooooooh-klahoma where the science class is pick and choose…. Yep, the Sooner state is at it ...
Purple Priestess 02/20/2013 23 29 - -
DCCC Online Donations On The Rise - Leaving GOP In The Dust
The digital age has come to stay when it comes to funding campaigns. By making it as easy as a few clicks, candidates and groups have increased their online donations by leaps and bounds. But ...
Purple Priestess 02/20/2013 4 9 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Spring and Rebirth
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 conventional religious language, but may ...
Purple Priestess 02/03/2013 29 19 - -
Oregon Has The Fewest Abortion Restrictions: Guess Who Has The Most?
It’s been 40 years since the Supreme Court issued their ruling in Roe v. Wade , making abortion a private matter between a woman and her doctor. Twenty years ago, the SCOTUS ruled in Planned ...
Purple Priestess 02/02/2013 64 177 5 -
Ted Nugent Is At It Again...
The Motor City Madman – how prescient that nickname was! – is at it again, this time in an interview with Guns.com at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT, get it?) in Las Vegas last ...
Purple Priestess 01/23/2013 36 23 - -
WAYWO: Jewelry Inspired By Music
This is your weekly WAYWO diary; a place to share and promote your creative projects. Whether your creativity is expressed in clay, yarn, paper, ink, paint, writing, cloth, metal, topiary, stone, ...
Purple Priestess 01/20/2013 50 16 - -
Washington State Teachers Rebel Against Useless Tests
Washington State teachers are refusing to give the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) tests. The revolt began at Garfield High School in the Seattle School District when teachers there were informed ...
Purple Priestess 01/17/2013 12 20 - -
Paul Krugman Schools Peggy Noonan, Calls Debt Ceiling Negotiations ‘Hostage Taking’
Paul Krugman on ABC This Week 1/13/2013 This morning on “This Week” Paul Krugman refused to bow to the usual pundit-talk, telling fellow round table members ...
Purple Priestess 01/14/2013 163 362 2 -
This Is Why *We* Have Guns
As I sit here watching Iron Chef America, I'm listening only halfway. What else I am listening for is gunshots. My husband and Brother-in-Law are lying in wait for the coyotes. They took one of the ...
Purple Priestess 01/06/2013 141 43 - -
New FDA Laws In View
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act , a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s food safety system, is starting to be implemented. These new rules are part of the food safety bill that was passed 2 ...
Purple Priestess 01/05/2013 17 11 - -
The Worst Cases of Republican Projection This Past Year
In psychology, projection is defined as, “The externalization of internal unconscious wishes, desires or emotions on to other people. So, for example, someone who feels subconsciously that they ...
Purple Priestess 01/01/2013 20 23 2 -
WAYWO: Polymer Clay Fun
This is your weekly WAYWO diary; a place to share and promote your creative projects. Whether your creativity is expressed in clay, yarn, paper, ink, paint, writing, cloth, metal, topiary, stone, ...
Purple Priestess 12/30/2012 47 27 - -
WYFP: Freaking CANCER!
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we ...
Purple Priestess 12/22/2012 153 70 - -
End Of The Year Wrap-Up
Okay, I really hate to make a diary just to show off a video but this one is worth it.
Purple Priestess 12/21/2012 2 1 - -
Ten Things You Might Not Know About Christmas
There are so many traditions associated with Christmas. Many of them we just take for granted, accepting the “prevailing wisdom” as to their origins. But sometimes things are not what they seem. ...
Purple Priestess 12/21/2012 193 231 12 -
This Is What Works In The UK
We all know that the rate of gun deaths in the United States is very high: nearly 11,000 this year . In the last study done by the Centers For Disease Control , a total of 25,423 firearm homicides ...
Purple Priestess 12/18/2012 20 22 - -
How Far Will We Go?
A Sugar Bowl competitor hard at work A couple of weeks ago I was watching a new show on the Food Network called Sugar Dome. It's basically a revamped Food Network Challenge, where the contestants ...
Purple Priestess 12/01/2012 36 28 - -
Washigton State Amber Alert Just Issued
The Amber Alert system just interrupted my viewing of V For Vendetta with the following: An Amber Alert was issued late Friday night after a rape suspect left with his 2-year-old daughter in ...
Purple Priestess 11/09/2012 3 12 1 -
Samhain Remembrance 2012
Halloween is not just a holiday for dressing up in costumes, partying, trick-or-treating and gorging on candy. It is also the last day of the year in the ancient Celtic calendar. A calendar used by ...
Purple Priestess 10/31/2012 9 23 - -
A Brief History Of Halloween
The cute side of Samhain One of my childhood predilections was folklore. I pursued this interest as I grew older, along with mythology and history. The history of Halloween traditions has always ...
Purple Priestess 10/30/2012 21 38 2 -
Darcy Burner: Support For LGBT Issues (and a chance to win this cool quilt!)
Still blushing about forgetting yesterday but, onward and upward. Darcy Burner has been popular in our household for several years even though she's not in our District. Because she's the kind of ...
Purple Priestess 07/16/2012 3 17 - 62
Of Voltaire, Steampunk and Rock & Roll
What happens when a rock band has a literati as a lyricist? You end up with a band whose songs are more diverse than any other artist in rock. Of course, Rush (the band, not the blowhard) has a long ...
Purple Priestess 07/09/2012 54 47 3 401
Goodbye, Ernest Borgnine
Sorry for the brevity and the cut & paste. Just saw this on my news feed. I don't know how old you are but I remember watching Ernest Borgnine in McHale's Navy as a child. I loved him in The ...
Purple Priestess 07/09/2012 22 30 - 106
Friendship and Community In The Internet Age
A few recent events got me to thinking about friendship, community and relationships in this day and age. What kind of relationships are created online? Are they "real" relationships? How strong are ...
Purple Priestess 04/20/2012 34 51 2 286
Brothers & Sisters: A Time Of Renewal
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 conventional religious ...
Purple Priestess 01/29/2012 40 34 - 136
The Grieving Room: Singing Into The Silence
A special welcome to anyone who ...
Purple Priestess 01/16/2012 54 39 - 185
Rainier National Park Ranger Shot: Suspect Armed And Hiding In Park
On New Year's Day, a Park Ranger at Rainier National Park was shot and killed. A local man named Benjamin Colton Barnes is "a person of extreme interest" for the shooting and is the center of a ...
Purple Priestess 01/02/2012 75 34 - 337
WYFP: The REAL War On Christmas
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else ...
Purple Priestess 12/17/2011 205 67 - 403
"Those Guys Are Nazis!"
That was the first I ever heard of Daily Kos. I was watching Countdown With Keith Olbermann (something else that was new to my routine) and he was talking about Bill O'Reilly who had been talking ...
Purple Priestess 12/15/2011 35 54 - 394
Why "HAPPY HOLIDAYS" Is The Most Appropriate Greeting
Happy holidays, everyone! Oh, wait... excuse me. Which holiday do you celebrate in December; Christmas? Chanukah? Yule? Maunajiyaras? You see, there are so many holidays this month that it's easy to ...
Purple Priestess 11/24/2011 53 44 3 195
Samhain Remembrance 2011
Tonight is not just a holiday for dressing up in costumes, partying, trick-or-treating and gorging on candy. It is also the last day of the year in the ancient Celtic calendar. A calendar used by ...
Purple Priestess 10/31/2011 14 25 - 74
Kos Katalogue -- Call for Artists, Craftspeople and Small Business Types
In November 2010, our Nurse Kelley had a brilliant idea -- organize a ...
Purple Priestess 10/19/2011 15 30 6 218
Legendary Drummer Freddie Gruber Dies at 84
Legendary drummer and teacher Freddie Gruber died in Los Angeles this past evening. Gruber was room mate and friend to the great Buddy Rich and one of the great jazz drummers. He was also one of the ...
Purple Priestess 10/12/2011 13 51 3 311
WYFP? Urban Legend Edition
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else ...
Purple Priestess 10/08/2011 142 46 - 267
Thirty Years, The Columbia Gorge and a Guitar
This past Monday, September 5th, was our 30th anniversary. My husband and I met on the first day of seventh grade. We had several classes together that year and became casual friends. We remained ...
Purple Priestess 09/08/2011 12 29 - 81
Late Night/Early Morning Musings on Objectivism and Ayn Rand
Up late with insomnia, I was reading a book called I Watch, Therefore I Am - a little tome on philosophy and television - when I come to the ...
Purple Priestess 08/13/2011 105 44 4 381
Bachmann Clinic "Attacked" By "Barbarians"!
I apologize for this being a C&P diary but this needs to be seen. My daughter follows The Horde on Facebook. A few minutes ago, she shared this video with me:
Purple Priestess 07/21/2011 34 30 1 157
WYFP: Manners? What manners?
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else ...
Purple Priestess 04/30/2011 229 72 - 457
The Mad Logophile: Cockney Rhyming Slang
Purple Priestess 04/17/2011 27 32 4 163
The Mad Logophile: Enough Already! Words and Phrases We Are Sick Of Hearing
Purple Priestess 04/03/2011 511 169 15 1051
The Mad Logophile: Olde Slang
Purple Priestess 03/20/2011 72 56 4 254
A Brief History of Abortion
With this diary on the rec list bringing discussion of abortion once again to the fore,
Purple Priestess 03/14/2011 29 53 9 205
The Caravan Thunders Onward: Three Decades of Rush
For the past 6 months I have been immersed in an interesting form of therapy. Not that music is unusual as therapy but perhaps focusing on the music of just one band might be. Last August, on the ...
Purple Priestess 03/13/2011 58 25 2 335
The Mad Logophile: Political Slang
Purple Priestess 03/06/2011 57 51 2 199
This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Thursday night my Husband and I were quietly checking our mail online when I mentioned an email from MoveOn.org about the nationwide rallies in support of Wisconsin workers. We had no plans for ...
Purple Priestess 02/26/2011 50 109 4 486
The Mad Logophile: In A Plain Brown Wrapper - Sex Words Part 2
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 02/20/2011 74 33 3 215
The Mad Logophile: In A Plain Brown Wrapper - Sex Words Part 1
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 02/06/2011 59 30 - 229
The Mad Logophile: Extinct Words
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 01/16/2011 110 95 9 208
WYFP: Stormy Weather
WYFP (which stands for "What's Your Fucking Problem?") is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie ...
Purple Priestess 11/27/2010 382 73 - 57
Letter For Phil Griffin: C&P As Needed
Earlier this evening I was aghast to hear about Keith Olbermann being suspended by MSNBC. Once I recovered (and kvetched with fellow FOO Diogenes), I knew that we had to mobilize beyond the ...
Purple Priestess 11/05/2010 21 23 - 46
Brothers and Sisters: A Samhain Remembrance
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 conventional religious ...
Purple Priestess 10/31/2010 178 80 3 66
I Am The Parent of A LGBT Child Now
Last week, my daughter came out. She's not sure if she's Lesbian or Bi yet, but right now she's in a relationship with a young woman whom she's known for almost 10 years. My husband and I both know ...
Purple Priestess 09/22/2010 167 248 2 73
WYFP: I'm Surrounded By Idiots
WYFP (What's Your F@(&!^& Problem) is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult ...
Purple Priestess 09/11/2010 555 180 6 320
The Mad Logophile: In A Plain Brown Wrapper - Sex Words Part 1
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 08/15/2010 82 53 1 84
The Mad Logophile: Cockney Rhyming Slang
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 08/01/2010 41 47 6 68
The Mad Logophile: "We'll Do It LIVE!" - Show Biz Lingo... Again
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 07/11/2010 35 37 3 64
Don't be a Fribble - Sit Down and Watch "1776" on Sunday
Turner Classic Movies will be running "1776" on the 4th at 11:30 AM Eastern. Check you local listings. This diary is a re-run, originally published on July, 4 2008:
Purple Priestess 07/02/2010 70 32 - 37
The Mad Logophile: Jewelry Terminology
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 06/13/2010 116 41 3 475
The Mad Logophile: "Household Words" - Phrases from Shakespeare
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 05/23/2010 101 43 4 247
WYFP: I Can't Get This %*#&-ing Thing Open!
WYFP (which stands for "What's Your Fucking Problem?") is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie ...
Purple Priestess 05/15/2010 521 159 - 53
Hey Kossacks, Wanna Play? Answering a Post....
It's Saturday night and here I am, cruising the Intertoobs. That includes checking my usual hang-outs. Been on Twitter, where some of were Tweeting about the White House Correspondent's Dinner (man, ...
Purple Priestess 05/01/2010 60 20 - 28
The Mad Logophile: Most Puzzling - Words Gleaned From Puzzles
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 04/25/2010 53 39 2 53
The Bubble Headed Bleach Blond in the NV. Senate Race
This is a short diary, fair warning... I just saw a segment on Ed's show yesterday featuring Sue Lowden, who is running for Harry Reid's Senate seat. Do you remember that song by Don Henley, ...
Purple Priestess 04/13/2010 25 20 - 80
The Mad Logophile: How To Sound Like An Elitist
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 04/11/2010 218 109 9 54
Straggler April Fools Diary - Favorite Pootie LOLZ
Thank you to my cable provider... **sigh** Like the rest of you, I've been a fan of LOL Cats for awhile. So, to participate in today's Great Pootie Take-Over of Daily Kos, I want to share some of ...
Purple Priestess 04/01/2010 41 54 1 47
The Mad Logophile: Inch By Inch - Gardening Terms
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 03/28/2010 31 49 6 62
The Mad Logophile: A Bit 'O' The Irish
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 03/14/2010 183 107 8 117
The Mad Logophile: Boo! Paranormal Terminology
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 02/28/2010 197 73 5 36
The Mad Logophile: Gift of Gab - Phrases
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 02/14/2010 99 43 3 108
BREAKING: Pierce County, WA Deputies Shot - UpdatedX3
It's happened again. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department has confirmed an officer-involved shooting. Two officers reportedly were shot in rural Pierce County north of Eatonville and ...
Purple Priestess 12/21/2009 54 27 - 144
The Mad Logophile: Reheating Food Words
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 12/13/2009 23 20 - 157
The Mad Logophile: Obscure and Interesting Words
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here we explore words; their origins, evolution, usage. Words are alive. They are born, they evolve and, sometimes, they die. They are our principal tool ...
Purple Priestess 11/29/2009 42 40 3 111
The Mad Logophile: Religious Words and Phrases Part Three
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here we ...
Purple Priestess 11/15/2009 58 47 3 327
The Mad Logophile: Religious Words and Phrases Part Two
O hai! Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here we ...
Purple Priestess 11/01/2009 39 27 4 240
Remembering the Blessed Dead; Samhain List 2009
Samhain is the Celtic New Year. As one year ends and another begins, it is our practice to remember all we have lost in the previous year. The list is usually placed upon altars along with pictures ...
Purple Priestess 10/31/2009 30 33 - 34
The Mad Logophile: Religious Words and Phrases Part One
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here we ...
Purple Priestess 10/25/2009 92 37 2 183
The Mad Logophile: Some Science Words Everyone Should Know
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here we ...
Purple Priestess 10/11/2009 150 66 10 108
The Mad Logophile; Musical Terminology Part Two
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here we ...
Purple Priestess 10/04/2009 76 29 1 182
The Mad Logophile; Musical Terminology Part One
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here we ...
Purple Priestess 09/27/2009 102 36 - 50
The Mad Logophile; Euphemisms
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. It is my intent to explore words here; their origins, evolution, usage. Words are fascinating. They are alive; they are born, they change and, sometimes, ...
Purple Priestess 09/13/2009 59 27 1 93
The Mad Logophile: Bon Appetit! -- Cooking Terms
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 09/06/2009 74 28 3 143
Bremerton Town Hall with Rep. Norm Dicks
Well, my family and I went to the Town Hall that Norm Dicks (WA--6th) threw tonight. My Hubby, Brother-in-Law, Mother-in-Law and myself arrived about 45 minutes before it started. But the wingnuts ...
Purple Priestess 08/31/2009 65 27 1 34
The Mad Logophile: "We'll Do It LIVE!" - Show Biz Lingo
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 08/30/2009 28 26 4 125
The Mad Logophile: Words About Words, Part Two
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 08/23/2009 51 35 5 44
The Mad Logophile: Words About Words Part One
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 08/16/2009 66 34 5 125
The Mad Logophile: In The Land Of "The Queen's English"
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 08/09/2009 68 28 2 74
The Mad Logophile: Catachresis
Welcome to The Mad Logophile. Here, we ...
Purple Priestess 07/12/2009 151 40 8 75
The Mad Logophile: Commonly Mispronounced Words
TML will be on vacation from July 13-Aug. 4. If ...
Purple Priestess 07/05/2009 799 309 89 3690
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