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|Life Begins at Conception
Those are my kids. Right this minute, as my wife sleeps in the other room, those two clumps of cells are sloshing around in her uterus, hopefully with the short-term result that one or both of ...
|The Latest From the West/Murphy Battle in FL-18
I was glad to see Joan front-page an item on the FL-18 race yesterday , and I hope it raised some much-needed funds . I'm going to try my best to lay out all of today's developments and the road ...
|Allen West is Trying to Steal the Election - Info and ACTION!
This will be a short diary, but an important one. I've been more of a lurker than a writer lately, but FL-18, my congressional district, is knee-deep in what I hope will not become a bitter, ...
I've always thought that saying about "lifting oneself up by one's own bootstraps" is a perfect example of the failings of the Republican worldview. Disclaimer: This isn't really much ...
|What I Must Do Now.
OK, so I've made a decision. I'm attending my County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting on the 15th and getting my hands dirty. Not volunteering, not "Organizing," though both of those are ...
|My Comment upon Unsubscribing from OFA
Today I unsubscribed from OFA. I'm sure my thoughts are nothing new around here, I've just been lurking more and commenting less for 6 months or so, and I finally wrote something long ...
|ACTION: Ubuntu / Linux Gurus Needed - Iran Proxies
H/T to Omir the Storyteller for this idea, I think it's a great one. Now I need your help. The idea that Omir had was to ...
|Why they shouldn't release the photos
There's a lot of talk going on right now about the photos depicting heinous crimes committed by various American soldiers, translators, and other associates. Most people seem to come down into one ...
|Cloture? Wait One Damn Minute.
Maybe I'm just stupid. Maybe I'm naive, maybe I don't understand "how Washington works," or what the politics behind the procedures are, but I know one thing. I was told starting in third grade ...
|ACTION - They Already took My Dad's Job. Now They Want My Mom's.
This is a diary about local politics, but hey, all politics are local, right? The Florida State Legislature is currently considering two identical Republican bills (
|The "Do-Nothing President?"
I went searching around today for a good list of President Obama's accomplishments since taking office. After coming up empty on the Google, (and by the way, you don't even want to know what the ...
|A Christmas Key Lime Pie Recipe for You
This is sort of a non-diary, but I thought I'd share this with you from here in sunny South Florida, where currently it's 82 degrees, and I just finished making it. I justify it politically because ...
|The Man Who Made Me a Democrat is Gone.
I've known I would be writing this diary for some time now, but I never started a draft of it; whether by principle or superstition I can't rightly say. But I have to do it now, because my ...
|GOTV Support Supplies List - What to Bring
The next few days are going to be huge, folks. I was about to sit down and write out a list of stuff I need to bring with me to keep voters in line and happy. Then it occurred to me that my best ...
|FL: Early Votes Not Being Counted? RESOLVED.
This is going to be brief, but I posted in an open thread and Ausoleil (who had ...
|I Got Screwed by the Obama Campaign Yesterday - UPDATED
I woke up at 5 AM just north of Palm Beach County. I drove two and a half hours, in the dark mostly, to Orlando. I navigated downtown and found the site where, as promised, a couple dozen people met ...
|Florida Constitutional Amendments: Back of the Ballot Explained
I just finished voting, and I realized that one problem I almost always have, even though I pay attention, is decoding those Constitutional Amendments on the ballot. You know; YES ON 2! NO ON 4! All ...
|The Global Electoral College - Must-See Visual!
With apologies to fellow Kossack Bronmaderine, I wanted to diary this story again, because it's really a quite striking ...
|Bill Clinton: “All of you are helping to elect Barack Obama and I thank you very much,”
There's been a lot of stuff said about Bill on kos this week, some of it justified. But all I can tell you is that on the campaign trail, he's as good a surrogate as Barack Obama could ask for. In ...
|BREAKING: Government to Acquire New York Yankees
In a move that's sure to make some waves in the world of Major League Baseball, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced early Thursday that a component of the much-discussed bailout plan would be ...
|Florida to Ohio - A call to ACTION
I flew from Florida to Ohio over the weekend, visiting some of my fiancees' family. Maybe it was the cocktail, maybe it was the fact that I'd been ...
|We Are "Community Organizers"
I just registered the domain name wearecommunityorganizers.org It's kind of long, it's kind of esoteric, and there's nothing there yet. But since ...
|A fight I had with a Pro-Lifer, which ended well
I got into a stupid online fight with a guy who I sort of tangentially know yesterday. I acted like a dick, as did he, and there was much gnashing of teeth and such. Ultimately, he apologized for ...
|My Interview with Joe Garcia, Orange to Blue Candidate, FL-25 UPDATED W/Video!
I was recently lucky enough to interview Joe Garcia, the Democratic challenger in Florida's 25th Congressional District, and ...
|The Power of Positive Campaigning?
To expand upon a comment I made in a thread today, this is really the central issue I've been worrying about for the entire summer. I'd like to know what people think of how the Obama campaign is ...
|Conversations with Republicans, and Finding Common Ground
So, this is my first diary, and I'll try to keep it brief, I guess. I got to thinking this morning about the conversations I've been having lately with some of the people in my orbit, and I wonder ...
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