Below you'll find recent contributions related to chicating's followed authors, tags, and groups.
|Duggar Parents Placed Son in Christian Treatment Facility whose Leader was Caught Molesting Girls
|Books So Bad They're Good: A Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Summer in Badbookistan
'Tis summer, and time for a middle aged woman's fancies to turn to thoughts of bad books. Not only bad books, of course. I picked up several excellent books at Kalamazoo last week, two of which I'...
|Cartoon: Animal Nuz #252 - Raging Bully Edition||ericlewis0||05/23/2015||76|
|Obamacare Saves Sight, Obamacare Saves Lives. StDD~ Week 39
Daily Kos' own ObamaCare guru, Brainwrap, has recently highlighted the story of Luis Lang in a number of posts here , here , here , ...
|Sheriff Arpaio files motion to remove judge from his contempt hearing
I'm shocked! Shocked! Joe Arpaio is attempting to "manipulate the judicial system" Oh, gawd. This is breaking this morning in Phoenix: lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ...
|Christiegate: Christie Goes on Expletive-Filled Rant in Front of Large Crowd
(illustration by DonkeyHotey) Ruh-roh - looks like Christie is cracking. From Talking Points Memo : New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) gave a speech on Wednesday full of ...
|Write On! Pacing
Hello, writers. Last week we talked about making time pass in a narrative. Now I’d like to talk about a related area, pacing. Pacing a story well means spending as little time as possible over ...
|Jeb Bush Says it's "Really Arrogant" to be Certain About Man-Made Global Warming
(photo credit: Rollins College) From Talking Points Memo : Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Wednesday that it's "really arrogant" for people to say there's a scientific ...
|Bookflurries-Bookchat: Driver, Follow That…Book!
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. It is necessary in ...
|Wonder What Bin Ladin Read in Bed?
Need to know what volumes were on Bin Ladin's bookshelf? Curious if his reading tastes were close to yours? Ever consider if what you read makes you who you are, or is who you are dictated by what ...
|UBS Pleads Guilty to Biggest Financial Scam in History - Citibank & J.P. Morgan Also Plead Guilty
(image courtesy of SwitchYourBank.org) Late-night breaking from Bloomberg : UBS Group AG said its main unit will plead guilty to fraud in the U.S. for manipulating benchmark interest rates ...
|Bush CIA Deputy Director Admits We Were Lied Into Iraq War
(photo credit: G. Pisano) On Hardball tonight, Chris Matthews interviewed ex-CIA Deputy Director (and Acting Director) under George W. Bush, Michael Morrell. Here is a ...
|Would Life Be Better If I Were A Wingnut?
Sometimes, I confess to certain feelings of envy regarding our friends (and my relatives!) on the other side of the aisle, not really about their beliefs,which I still don't like, but sometimes ...
|President Adopts Grayson Amendment Against Police Militarization
Yesterday, President Obama acted to restrict the Defense Department and other federal agencies from providing military equipment to local police departments. In essence, the President adopted, by ...
|Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 3rd Tuesday & Salute to a Friend
So, here I am, racing another deadline, though I've had a pretty good idea of what I was going to write about for at least a few days. As long as I've admired the work of poets I have the privilege ...
|Cheney Thought Al Qaeda Was Bluffing
(illustration courtesy of Mad Magazine) In case you didn't yet know Cheney was recklessly incompetent. From firstlook.org : When presented with an actual terror threat – the one that ...
|Monday Murder Mystery: Debtors' prisons and 'The Devil in the Marshalsea'
Marshalsea Prison, 1773 Click to enlarge On June 1, 1729, William Acton, one-time butcher and deputy ...
|We're Number 1! Arizona reaches another milestone of hate
Arizonans not welcome. Today the Arizona legislature did what no other state in the nation has been mean-spirited enough to do: they cut lifetime welfare benefits to one year for everyone—adults ...
The mainstay of fairy tales and most romances, feminine beauty in this sort of literature is usually raised to incredible (and incredulous) heights as synonymous with virtue, goodness and truth. In,
|Karen Hedwig Backman||05/18/2015||3|
|Bill O'Reilly's Daughter Alleges He Dragged Wife by the Neck Down a Flight of Stairs
(image credit: theleetgeeks) From Talking Points Memo : Gawker writer J.K. Trotter published a report on Monday that alleged Fox News host Bill O'...
|Must read economics books: On value and values
For a recent project, I’ve been researching organizations and values within organizations. I happened to come across On Value and Values by Douglas K. Smith because of the following quote: For ...
|Shell Oil Caught Planning for Deadly 4 to 6 Degree Rise in Global Temperature
(photo courtesy of Greenpeace) Whoopsies. From The Guardian : Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an ...
|Medieval Studies Rewind: I'm Still A Gal in Kalamazoo
Tonight, I come to you from the past. Partially this is due to where I am: the Kalamazoo Medieval Studies Congress at Western Michigan University. This annual conference, which brings together ...
|An Approached to E. M. Forster
Or How Classical Liberals Became Socialists Disclaimer: I am one of those people who knows a little bit about a lot of stuff, but who is not an expert at anything. I hope you forgive me if I and ...
|Cartoon: Animal Nuz #251 - Jerb Bush Edition||ericlewis0||05/16/2015||140|
|Arizona Gov. Ducey brags about firing an agency head for enforcing the law
Il Ducey One thing Arizonans have learned in the few months that Gov. Doug Ducey has been in office is that ...
|The Great Symmetry
My science fiction novel The Great Symmetry is now out in the world. The intro has a brief description of the book, while the main diary has some philosophy and personal observations. In the ...
|Suck It, Neocons - POTUS Gets Saudi Thumbs Up on Iran Nuke Deal
(photo credit: Doug Mills, NYT) From The Guardian : Barack Obama has secured support from Gulf leaders for his attempt to reach a nuclear deal with Iran as a summit outside Washington ...
|Spotlight on Courage ~ StDDs Week 37
No! Poverty is not to be blamed for the murder of Michael Brown. Lack of opportunities did not take the life of Freddie Gray. The "absent black father" was not responsible for killing Walter Scott. ...
|Books in My Life--The Printed Word as Anodyne
Good morning, readers and book lovers! Guess what, we were going to have a good old American breakfast at the Country Kitchen down the road from where I live, but the line of people waiting to get ...
|Diana in NoVa||05/15/2015||43|
|B.B. King 1925 - 2015
(photo credit: Annie Leibovitz) From AP , via The Washington Post : VEGAS — ‘King of the Blues’ legend B.B. King dead in Las Vegas at age 89, his attorney says. http://www....
|Write On! How to make time pass.
Hello, writers. One of the little tricks a writer has to learn is how to make time pass. In a story, that is. An author at a retreat I attended last year made a throwaway comment in conversation: “
|The Last Hanging in Tombstone
While going through some old family papers I came upon this document. Charging document for Thomas and William Halderman, signed by Wm. Momonier April 7, 1899. It is a court document charging two ...
|Self-publishing 101: The Kübler-Ross Stages of Editing
There are no gatekeepers any more. Your opus can be free in the world, its fate determined by merit and your skill and level of effort getting the word out. You can do this. Just be prepared to ...
|Book By Fox News 'Liberal' Uses Free Speech To Claim Liberals Are Killing Free Speech
The network that markets itself as "fair and balanced" has spent years proving their commitment to that slogan by balancing their right-wing infused "news" delivered by GOP mouthpieces with right-...
| Bookflurries-Bookchat: The Great Reading Quest
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. "Out of the night, ...
|What is Howard Buffett building on the Border?
Howard Buffett, the son of Warren Buffett, has become a presence in Cochise County,Arizona. He has an experimental farm in the northern part of the county and is building an installation along the ...
|College Student to Jeb Bush: "Your Brother Created ISIS"
(illustration by DonkeyHotey) From The New York Times : Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, had just concluded a town-hall-style meeting when Ms. (Ivy) Ziedrich demanded to be heard. “
|Sen. McConnell: Fast Track Will Help Next GOP President Pass Trade Deals Over Dem Opposition
Republican Senate Majority Leader McConnell: “If we had a Republican president right now, not a single Democrat would vote for Trade Promotion Authority. So what I’ve said to my members, if we ...
|Spot In My Eye (Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left)
Spot in my eye, rolling in black water, fumbling for an object in a dark house. What I've seen past the spot might be better. Worrisome blind blur allows no ease. Pry-bar touches ribs, dig your ...
|President Obama Hits Fox News For Portraying The Poor As Sponges And Leeches
Speaking at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University (video below), President Obama made an astute observation about one of the causes of persistent ...
|Jeb Bush Claims He Misheard Megyn Kelly's Iraq Invasion Question
(illustration by DonkeyHotey) This comes in the wake of Jeb's having told Fox's Megyn Kelly that, knowing what we know now, he still would have invaded Iraq. From Salon : Bush’s old pal, ...
|This Mothers’ Day, Let’s Reconsider Family Detention
Yesterday, I was grateful to spend time honoring the amazing women in my life for the sometimes thankless – yet always vital – job of being a caring mother. Mother’s Day is a time to honor the ...
|Raul Castro: Pope Francis May Inspire Me to Go Back to Church
A very interesting story. No doubt Republican Catholics will consider becoming Southern Baptists or "impeaching" the Pope. The Pope's soft liberation theology is impacting people. “ I ...
|Michelle Obama's Powerful Speech on being the First Black FLOTUS
We all thought we knew some of the things the first black POTUS and FLOTUS would have to deal with in the very white White House. Most of us cannot wait to read the books that will be written by ...
|America Wants A Black Jon Stewart For President - Or Center-Right Nation My A...
The conventional (alleged) wisdom from mainstream media punditry has been telling us for years that America is a center-right nation. Never mind the contrary evidence that polls reveal about a ...
Recommended by chicating
- 76 comments 170 Recs
- "You know, I, for the love of me, I cannot understand why people who have billions of dollars are compulsively driven for more and how many people have got to die because they don't go to a doctor,37 comments 61 Recs
- Arizonans not welcome. Today the Arizona legislature did what no other state in the nation has been mean-spirited enough to do: they cut lifetime welfare benefits to one year for everyone—adults ...336 comments 338 Recs
- Wow. All I can say is...good for him, seriously: Lifelong Republican Turns On His Party, Embraces Obamacare Luis Lang, who is currently crowdfunding for medical expenses that he can’t afford ...280 comments 683 Recs
- Yesterday, President Obama acted to restrict the Defense Department and other federal agencies from providing military equipment to local police departments. In essence, the President adopted, by ...4 comments 44 Recs
- Teenagers of my generation grew up idolizing Kurt Cobain. It would have been hard not to, for he and his group Nirvana were huge successes. Nirvana were massively popular in a way that only Radiohead,4 comments 7 Recs
- Michelle Obama gave the commencement address at Tuskegee ...154 comments 161 Recs
- We all thought we knew some of the things the first black POTUS and FLOTUS would have to deal with in the very white White House. Most of us cannot wait to read the books that will be written by ...98 comments 245 Recs
- Many fellow Americans that have worked their entire lives, weathered several recessions and depressions, put their children through school, helped many in need, and faithfully paid their mortgages ...276 comments 218 Recs
- 71 comments 163 Recs