Posting History for badger
|the final word.... from Badgers wife
AFTER DINNER WALK FALL 2013 Badger passed away on Sunday July 13th. In his home as he wished, to Monty Pythons video from the Life of Brian “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. I wish I ...
|Something to watch with LED lighting
There's potentially a problem with LED lighting that I wasn't aware of until a friend sent me an article on the subject. It's something you probably should be aware of if thinking of switching to ...
|Prescription Drug Savings Program
I've been posting diaries here since 2004 - I don't know how to title this so it doesn't look like spam. It isn't spam - trust me. Friday I posted a diary about a little known program in WA and OR ...
|WA and OR: Save up to 75% On Prescription Drugs
I try to stay informed about local issues and politics - I scan the Seattle PI website every morning, and look at other sites - but until a few weeks ago, I didn't know about this program. Even when ...
|Nice job you got there ...
Nice job you got there - too bad it won't last. If you think I'm not talking to you, you're mistaken. I don't even have to know what your occupation is. I can think of at least five trends that ...
|The Kindness of Beavers
I have a sometime neighbor I'll call Jack. It's not his real name, but short for Jackass, which is an accurate description of him. He lives in Seattle, but has a cabin along the creek in our canyon ...
|Life in the Time of Fire (updated)
In Eastern Washington State, we like to think that fire season ends on Labor Day, because usually it does. It's been a hot, dry summer, with the last rain in early July and the last significant rain ...
|Fire science in Colorado
There is actually a large body of scientific information, from scientists who actually understand forests, insects, fire ecology and why houses burn in wildfires. You wouldn't know it from reading ...
|The Glass is Greener ... [updated - sources]
When my wife's sister and her husband were running a 5-star hotel (a swimming pool in every room), they came to visit us for a few weeks. Being used to a bottle or two of wine themselves with every ...
|Wolves: Don't Murder Me, I Beg of You
In the timbers above Cle Elum, the wolves are running 'round. In fairy tales and Grateful Dead songs, wolves are most often symbolic of death, destruction or murder. But irony rules, destruction ...
|Why Scott Walker is Governor (and Kloppenburg might lose)
I imagine everyone has a theory about why Scott Walker is Wisconsin's governor, but there is one simple reason for it: Democrats don't vote, Republicans do. A quick investigation into election ...
|Lightfoot, Einstein and me
In September, 2002, Candian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot ( Sundown , The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald ) had such severe ...
|Walker wants to kill my life insurance
The title is not hyperbole - buried in Walker's odious budget bill is the dismantling of the State Life Fund. It's a totally self-financed agency of the State of Wisconsin that sells life insurance -
|Rebuilding: Welcome to the Machine
Just like a lot of people here, I've been wondering how to rebuild the Democratic Party. It's not a small task, and like businesses that fail because they only look towards the next quarter, ...
|If we can put a man on the moon ...
I love to hear someone say "If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we ..." It used to be a more popular complaint, but at some point it became unfashionable, seen as a weak or irrelevant argument.
Do you find that just the sound of Rush Limbaugh drives you mad? If so, you're not alone. Even the bark beetles that are killing western pine trees in large ...
|Clearing the Smoke - Forest Fire and Climate Change
What do you think you know about the effects of global warming on forest fires? For example, you probably believe that global warming has been going on for a decade or more - so do I. But do you ...
|Rare Earth - Ecology
If you thought the title referred to an album by a white 1970s band ...
|Politics and the English Language
The title of this diary is stolen from an essay by George Orwell, and I don't pretend this short piece is as profound as Orwell's essay. I read Lakoff's original book on framing quite a while ago (...
|Medical misinformation misinformation - doxycycline
This diary on the rec list today contained the following assertion:
|Pac NW Has Renewable Energy - Now
About a week ago, I diaried a new agreement which will bring biopower to the Pacific Northwest. ...
|Biopower Coming to the Northwest
While I was standing in line at the library the other day I noticed a magazine from Washington State's Public Utility Districts. Public Utility Districts (PUDs) are county government units that own ...
|Who Killed Colorado Forests?
Most people are probably aware that mountain pine beetles have been decimating Colorado's lodgepole pine forests, affecting over 2 million acres of woodlands. Google the subject and you can find ...
I'm not a socialist, although my Political Compass score says I think like one. I'm not even anti-capitalist - in fact I am a capitalist by profession. I drove to town today, so I got to listen to ...
|Real Progressives and War
Once upon a time, a Democratic President wanted to take us into war, and he was opposed by Republican Senators . Not only did those Republican Senators oppose the war, they did it at a ...
[Voice over - delivered in a staccato semi-monotone by an omiscient narrator.] NARRATOR: Two men, two colleges, two continents, autumn, 1760. [split-screen] NARRATOR: On the left: ...
|A Disturbing Diary
I live in Washington State because late in the 19th century, a doctor told Adelbert Lorenzo Kool he had only a few months to live. Mr. Kool was a paymaster for James. J. Hill's Great Northern ...
|An Ecological Nutcracker Suite
This is an ecological ballet, as most ecosystem descriptions are. Instead of a young girl, a weird uncle, a decorative kitchen utensil with a sword, and armies of mice, its corps de ballet ...
|Hillary's Deceptive Ads
If you thought that the Clinton campaign's planted questions were bad, wait til you read the latest news item concerning the deceptive nature of Clinton's campaign ads....
|How to Build a Forest
In 1891 Gifford Pinchot , later to be appointed America's first Chief Forester by Teddy Roosevelt, visited ...
|Forest fire - Burning Down the House
I have to take issue with the recent diary Firebombs in the Forest: Slashpiles Fueled Angora Fire Destruction by FUSEE. There are ...
|Magic Bus (PHEB)
Our local school district has just taken delivery of one of the first (if not the first) plug-in hybrid electric school buses (PHEB) in the nation. You can read about ...
|Fools to do your dirty work
In today's Midday Open Thread, Miss Laura provided a link the this article in The Nation . The takeaway quote from article is:
|Global Warming TV Ad
While not watching the Super Bowl tonight, I ran across a global warming ad on TV, sponsored by Environmental Defense (formerly the Environmental Defense Fund) and the Ad Council, who produces a lot ...
|Wal-Mart bait and switch fails
This is a story about how Wal-Mart conspires with small city government to impose itself on a small community and threaten the community's thriving small businesses. It's also a story about how a ...
|60 hours without power
I couldn't tell you if anyone has diaried this, because I've been without electricity for 60 hours (I did search and didn't find anything). Thursday night/Friday morning a severe windstorm passed ...
|Unrest in the Forest||badger||08/16/2006||28||15||-||135|
|Angelides' commercial sucks?||badger||07/27/2006||31||3||-||3|
|Environment: Playing with Fire||badger||06/14/2006||5||14||-||-|
|Fewer Cars on the Road?||badger||05/03/2006||16||2||1||-|
|Free Energy $2000 Wienie Roast||badger||04/09/2006||11||5||-||1|
|Your DCCC $ at work in IL-06||badger||02/15/2006||48||14||-||-|
|Is Thinking Destroying Your Life?||badger||01/10/2006||12||5||1||-|
|WA State I330 - Thank you Dems!||badger||09/15/2005||6||3||-||-|
|A Winning Democratic Strategy||badger||06/29/2005||14||2||-||-|
|Absence of Leadership||badger||06/09/2005||14||1||-||-|
|Frederick Clarkson on Fresh Air||badger||05/17/2005||15||17||-||-|
|Beer or blogs||badger||05/04/2005||3||7||-||-|
|Jehovah's Parcel Service||badger||02/18/2005||11||1||-||1|
|Is Our Children Learning?||badger||01/07/2005||14||3||-||-|
|Democratic electoral success (this election!)||badger||11/06/2004||13||-||-||9|
|Tell the media - NO MANDATE||badger||11/03/2004||7||1||-||-|
|Small revolution in Eastern WA||badger||10/24/2004||17||1||-||-|
|Cheney's S Corporation Comment||badger||10/06/2004||15||2||-||-|
|Zogby polls undecideds||badger||09/16/2004||11||3||-||-|
|Saturday in the Park||badger||09/04/2004||2||1||-||-|
|Media comments - way off topic||badger||09/03/2004||4||2||-||-|
|Mad as hell? Fix the media!||badger||08/30/2004||20||2||-||-|
|Drinking the Kerry Kool-Aid||badger||07/29/2004||3||-||-||-|
|Question for polling experts||badger||04/24/2004||5||-||-||-|
|Campaigning the Kennedy Way?||badger||03/23/2004||6||-||-||-|
|WA Dems: Senn for Attorney General?||badger||03/19/2004||12||-||-||-|
|Howto: Talking to the GOP||badger||03/19/2004||14||-||-||-|
|Draft - looks like 1970 to me||badger||03/14/2004||2||-||-||-|
|Kerry needs a theme song||badger||03/12/2004||69||-||-||-|
|Russ Feingold for US Senate||badger||02/27/2004||27||-||-||-|
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from this blog?
Set the sticky flag for this diary in the slide rotation:
Set the maximum number of slides to display in the feature:
Recommended by badger
- this is the Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog where the Dailykos community gets together to talk about all things construction and repair. Our genial and expert staff stand ready to aid you on your ...64 comments 59 Recs
- Shit just got real. "Scott Walker Involved in Criminal Scheme" is currently the BANNER headline on the front page of 18 Wisconsin newspaper sites. The breath and depth of the coverage is simply ...391 comments 554 Recs
- (check out the video at the bottom) OMG! 200 pages of documents have been unsealed by a Federal ...447 comments 727 Recs
- Wake up, sheeple. Ronald McDonald and Wendy both have red hair. Our burger supply is controlled by a secret cabal of gingers. Money is only good for buying drugs to take while having sex surrounded ...65 comments 25 Recs
- Dislike your parents, know everything. Find simplicity profound with underlying meaning, fail at explaining it. Collect moleskins. Scowl at passing children, kick rocks. Drive offensively, play ...45 comments 27 Recs
- While my brother in law was in the hospital with lung cancer my sister (his wife) was admitted for a heart attack and had several stints or shunts or something surgically put in to keep her alive. ...34 comments 20 Recs
- Okay on the subject of things to get upset about, this would rate (scale of 1 to 10) a zero; there is a lot more stuff to get the vapors over. However, it does chap my hide to be compared to ...137 comments 294 Recs
- My buddy said ice cream sandwiches aren’t real sandwiches, and now I have to spend the rest of our lives pretending he’s not dead to me. The other day I heard a little boy call his mom "mother,"38 comments 25 Recs
- The U.S. National Forest and National Park Service are examples of government creating and preserving public goods against private gain. They are part of a century's old legacy of reform and ...16 comments 27 Recs
- I’VE BEEN ENJOYING A NEW SERIES ON HBO, “Silicon Valley.” It is produced by Mike Judge, the man who made the 1999 cult hit “Office Space.” A running gag on the show is the conceit among ...1 comments 7 Recs
- No current results.
- No current results.