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Election Day IL (Cook County) - Judicial Retention and Ballot Measures
The general elections are now a week away, and for the first time ever, I casted my vote by mail. It was an unusual experience. On the one hand, I will miss the experience of voting next Tuesday, ...
bsmechanic 10/27/2014 19 17 3 -
BS artist of the week: Robert Sungenis
Run a news search on the name "Robert Sungenis," and you will find the following series of headlines, posted over the past 48 hours, from various sources: NPR: Why Physicists Are In A Film ...
bsmechanic 04/09/2014 24 27 - -
Sam and Woody have a new home (a follow-up diary)
A little over a month ago, I posted the following diary to Daily Kos: I need to find a permanent or foster home for my cats . This was the most difficult diary I had ever posted, about life ...
bsmechanic 02/01/2014 35 100 - -
I need to find a permanent or foster home for my cats.
Sam, at age five. Sam is a 13 year-old female cat. In 2000, a neighborhood friend alerted me to the presence of three stray kittens who were living under his porch. I took one of them into my home, ...
bsmechanic 12/22/2013 104 160 1 -
GUS: bsm's behavior mod edition
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If you are quitting ...
bsmechanic 06/22/2012 114 13 - 214
GUS: Pre-three year party edition
GUS (Givng Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If you are quitting ...
bsmechanic 06/14/2012 90 17 - 151
GUS - the first week and change
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. We avoid discussion ...
bsmechanic 05/26/2012 99 23 - 220
GUS - If I had a cigarette, I would stop feeling this way.
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. We avoid discussion ...
bsmechanic 05/19/2012 116 22 - 418
GUS - Nutrition: Super foods and you
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. We avoid discussion ...
bsmechanic 05/11/2012 30 13 - 162
GUS - Talking to the hand that feeds you
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. We avoid discussion ...
bsmechanic 05/02/2012 137 12 - 339
White House Correspondents' Dinner - open thread, with live updates
I was surprised to see little mention of this, so here you are. I caught it a few minutes ago on CSPAN .
bsmechanic 04/28/2012 52 18 - 347
GUS: A *Personal* Cost/Benefit (huh?) Analysis of Smoking
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. We avoid discussion ...
bsmechanic 04/23/2012 117 19 - 292
GUS: Popcorn is for blogging... not ceilings.
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. We avoid discussion ...
bsmechanic 04/17/2012 32 14 - 130
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - Feeling another f#%&ing quit coming on
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. We avoid discussion ...
bsmechanic 04/12/2012 150 19 - 228
Atheist comedian Keith Lowell Jensen on marijuana reform
Posted at http://bsmechanic.blogspot.com/ This man is really funny. His comedy videos are on youtube, at klfly . ...
bsmechanic 01/22/2012 4 6 - 139
Better driving through harm reduction
Want to be a good Samaritan? Not just any kind of good Samaritan, but that special kind who does good deeds while making it a point to go unnoticed? And by that, I mean completely freaking ...
bsmechanic 12/03/2011 13 7 - 75
Marijuana is not a vice, but a safer alternative to alcohol.
Former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper interviewed colleagues over a 4-year period. None could remember having a fight with anyone who was determined to be under the influence of marijuana. ...
bsmechanic 06/23/2011 70 28 - 251
The Man Comes Around - Music of Doom and Rapture
Hear the trumpets, hear the ...
bsmechanic 05/21/2011 20 5 - 103
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - kOscars Bronze Medal edition
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community ...
bsmechanic 02/03/2011 76 14 - 175
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - NFL Title Game Preview
Good evening, GUSsacks, supporters, sports fans, and interested onlookers. Football mania is below the fold, and we're talking Title Game! (yarrr~!!!! ~~~crash~~~ honk honk!)
bsmechanic 01/22/2011 104 10 - 260
If it's not your party, I sincerely respect that.
I posted the title of this diary to my Facebook update, a few minutes ago. Or an hour ago, depending on how long it takes me to write this bad boy up. Below that title is the impetus; a link that ...
bsmechanic 10/25/2010 57 11 - 65
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - 300 strong.
Good evening, GUSsacks, supporters, and Athenian spectators. Tonight, we dine in a hell!!!..... of a suppport group. Tonight, GUS goes Spartan.
bsmechanic 10/22/2010 126 15 - 228
GUS - Moderation in Moderation (to the extreme)
Good morning, GUSsacks, supporters, and Saturday slumbernauts. GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any ...
bsmechanic 10/02/2010 69 7 - 50
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - Random Rock, with Banana
Good evening GUSsacks, supporters, and survivors of the hump day. GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any ...
bsmechanic 09/01/2010 78 9 - 35
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - Late Edition
Good morning/afternoon, GUSsacks, supporters and fellow late sleepers. GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. ...
bsmechanic 07/31/2010 125 13 - 61
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - Sunday night relaxation thread, with Keyboard Cat.
Good evening GUSsacks, supporters, and Sunday night saunterers. It's time to relax. GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of ...
bsmechanic 07/25/2010 47 11 - 44
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - Independence
Good evening, GUSsacks, cheerleaders, and Sweathogs . My diary is a slightly-edited repost of a comment made in a GUS diary this past ...
bsmechanic 07/10/2010 143 14 - 33
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - Saturday night Star Wars: The Next Generation edition (w/video updates)
Good evening, GUSsacks, cheerleaders, and Saturday night lounge singers.
bsmechanic 07/03/2010 62 11 - 40
GUS - Saturday morning bare bones thread (w/schedule update)
Good morning GUSsacks, cheerleaders, and futbol fans. I am checking in from remote, by way of central Wisconsin, and will only be here intermittently (in the diary, that is). Thanks to flumptytail ...
bsmechanic 06/26/2010 65 9 - 34
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - This Ain't No Picnic
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community ...
bsmechanic 06/19/2010 119 15 - 40
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) turns one!  Celebrating (mostly) a year off cigarettes.
Good evening GUSsacks, excellent supporters, and interested onlookers. Almost exactly one year ago to the second, I smoked what was intended to be my last cigarette. At that time, my brand was ...
bsmechanic 06/14/2010 119 18 - 241
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - Up to the minute AM afternoon Wesley Willis graffitti thread
Good morning afternoon, GUSsacks, and my apologies for being late. Be forewarned: this diary is photo heavy.
bsmechanic 06/12/2010 53 12 - 312
NBC: Jay Leno, with guests Rachel Maddow and OK Go (updated X3 w/links)
Edited . Though formerly titled as a liveblog, it is actually being broadcast later, because of the Stanley Cup finals. You can watch ...
bsmechanic 06/09/2010 34 4 - 104
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - Saturday AM tobacco tabloids
Good morning GUSsacks, cheerleaders, and fellow appreciators of the late sleep-in. I'll be here to open up shop, then I am off to work. So, with today's GUS edition, I ask those of you who are ...
bsmechanic 05/29/2010 54 9 - 43
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - Saturday morning buddy list edition (w/discussion updates)
Good morning GUSsacks, cheerleaders, and Cheerios-loving lurkers. This is your one-stop shop for quit-smoking talk. GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support ...
bsmechanic 05/22/2010 106 10 - 116
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - 11 months and counting.
Like a newborn baby, or a 12-step practicioner, we celebrate the months which precede the anticipated one-year anniversary. So to GUS, a happy 11 months! GUS (Gave Up Smoking)
bsmechanic 05/15/2010 122 11 1 36
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - It's the big one
No. Not that big one. GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is ...
bsmechanic 05/12/2010 77 11 1 13
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) - Saturday morning Norton
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are ...
bsmechanic 05/08/2010 150 11 - 31
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) - Saturday AM May day edition
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 05/01/2010 83 13 1 38
GUS (Gave Up Smoking): Saturday morning news corner
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 04/24/2010 111 11 - 45
GUS (Gave Up Smoking): Saturday morning culture corner
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community ...
bsmechanic 04/17/2010 124 10 - 32
Windy City teablogging: perimeter pushback at Daley Plaza (photo-heavy, with crowd estimate update)
It wasn't exactly like revisiting the scene of the crime. Last year's tax day protest was located at Federal Plaza, and featured Chicago radio personality Erich "Mancow" Muller, who spoke on behalf ...
bsmechanic 04/16/2010 42 33 - 306
GUS: Quitting Smoking and Healthy Eating
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or ...
bsmechanic 04/10/2010 123 11 - 52
GUS: Sunday afternoon smokeless thread (updated w/poll)
GUS �(Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or ...
bsmechanic 04/04/2010 65 7 1 45
GUS: Bullying, and smoking as a shield
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If you ...
bsmechanic 03/31/2010 117 16 - 24
Health Care Reform Debate LiveBlog-Shuttlepod 14
Hello Kossacks, here is Shuttlepod entry #14 in today's health insurance reform debate in the House of Representatives. Please do NOT rec this diary, but instead, recommend ...
bsmechanic 03/21/2010 449 5 - 34
GUS (Gave Up Smoking): pre 9-month party
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 03/14/2010 144 13 - 243
GUS: Friday AM Open Thread
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 01/29/2010 136 6 - 9
GUS - Jeffrey Wigand: "A Safer Cigarette" (pt.1)
Good morning, folks. Today's GUS Open Thread is a rerun from last summer. Still working on part 2 (paging Lowell Bergman)... GUS (...
bsmechanic 01/20/2010 68 8 - 75
GUS (Gave Up Smoking): Sunday night open thread
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 01/17/2010 126 9 - 10
GUS: Monday Night Butt Can Etiquette
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 01/11/2010 47 8 - 33
GUS: Saturday Night Positive Distractions (Zombies, Mojo and Football edition)
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 01/09/2010 204 15 - 31
GUS: Wednesday Morning Open Thread
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 01/06/2010 179 12 - 12
GUS: Don't chew sorbitol-based gum near an open flame, and other tips.
GUS (Gave Up Smoking)
bsmechanic 01/02/2010 151 11 - 53
GUS: Speck Mellencamp makes a bet with his father...
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 12/26/2009 90 13 - 101
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) - Wednesday AM open thread
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 12/16/2009 105 6 1 34
GUS: Monday Night Football open thread, with last call for quitters!!
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 12/14/2009 67 9 - 54
GUS: One Week 'Til The Big Quit
Today marks one week until December 15. This is both the 6-month anniversary of GUS, and the next big quit of GUS 1.5 . ...
bsmechanic 12/08/2009 68 6 - 51
GUS: Wednesday PM embed thread
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 12/02/2009 55 3 1 62
GUS: Sunday AM Open Thread, with old ads
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 11/29/2009 75 7 - 153
GUS (Gave Up Smoking): Sunday PM Lettuce Smoking Edition
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 11/22/2009 46 7 - 317
GUS (Gave Up Smoking): 5-Months old, with GAS
Evening, folks. Today is the five-month anniversary of GUS. GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for ...
bsmechanic 11/15/2009 55 13 1 223
GUS: Thursday PM NFL Open Thread (Bears/49ers)
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 11/12/2009 44 2 - 112
GUS: Gave Up Smoking 1.5
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 11/08/2009 131 13 1 59
GUS (Gave Up Smoking): Saturday AM Edition
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, ...
bsmechanic 10/10/2009 83 8 1 61
GUS: Saturday Morning Open Thread
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the ...
bsmechanic 10/03/2009 95 11 - 48
GUS: Sunday morning talk (shark optional)
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are ...
bsmechanic 09/27/2009 131 12 1 49
GUS: A Peoples' History of Little Gus
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are ...
bsmechanic 09/24/2009 65 7 2 29
GUS: 3 Months Old! Beating The First Demon
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are ...
bsmechanic 09/15/2009 66 25 1 214
GUS: Monday morning open thread
:: GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the ...
bsmechanic 08/31/2009 75 17 - 38
GUS - Jeffrey Wigand: "A Safer Cigarette" (pt.1)
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions ...
bsmechanic 07/24/2009 189 22 1 150
GUS: A Hot Night, and Tea For Two
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions ...
bsmechanic 07/13/2009 138 24 - 25
GUS: Bricolage Monday
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions ...
bsmechanic 07/06/2009 77 17 - 30
GUS: Writing and Hosting a GUS Diary (update X2)
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions ...
bsmechanic 07/01/2009 207 24 1 57
GUS: Top Three Smokeless Activities (updated, w/poll and top suggestions)
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions ...
bsmechanic 06/27/2009 203 24 - 15
GUS: Nonsubstantive photo diary w/open thread
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions ...
bsmechanic 06/21/2009 62 18 - 24
GUS: Humpday Butt Kicking (w/update)
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions ...
bsmechanic 06/17/2009 274 24 1 17
GUS (Tuesday evening: with friends, all is well)
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions ...
bsmechanic 06/16/2009 239 35 1 37
GUS for smoking Kossacks.  This time, it's personal (w/WGN update)
This is a flare diary for Kossacks who are interested in quitting smoking. Within a comments thread ...
bsmechanic 06/13/2009 62 22 1 73
David Shuster plays Hardball: Levin vs. Cheney
Today's episode of Hardball with Chris Matthews featured substitute host David Shuster. The segment, "...
bsmechanic 05/29/2009 8 8 - 12
Rivethead Revisited: Wouldn't It Be Nice? (w/poll, updates)
Rivethead: Tales From the Assembly Line (1991) , by Ben Hamper (Bernard ...
bsmechanic 05/24/2009 27 17 - 292
Open Thread (Ux2, w/poll): The Simpsons season finale (May 17, 2009)
Obviously, this diary is rated "low" on the urgency scale. But lemme tell ya, this episode is Red Color Alert in its scathing satire of fringe right-wing elements. A laugh riot! (Warning: the ...
bsmechanic 05/17/2009 22 9 - 17
Windy City Teablogging, w/photos (update X4)
What the hell did I sign onto, here? �This is my first diary, and I'm docking with a freaking Mothership? �Jeez. �I'll do my best to avoid screwing up the pod bay door. ...
bsmechanic 04/15/2009 111 28 - 41
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