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|Fun At The Movies- Tomorrowland
I remember when Disney movies had genuinely terrifying moments but also a deep message to convey. I remember watching Disney movies that though they might have had a PG-13, PG or even G at times, ...
|Fun At The Movies - Mad Max Fury Road
It's been, well it's been years since I've written anything here. Life tends to get in the way of sharing and you just sort fall into a slow idle. One of my favorite things to do here was to share ...
|Time to shut up or put up
I live in the second district of Indiana; an area represented currently by Jackie Walorski. Now I think that ultimately most people are decent and good, including our current representative, however ...
|The Acrid Smell of Gunpowder
Today is our nation's official birthday, though to be fair we as a nation have gone through several rebirths in our short history as a country. Many times I think we lack that perspective, that as a ...
|Let's Not Mince Words
I had planned to publish this last night, but I was late in coming home from a job site and combined with getting the kids together for the next day and what not, had just forgotten about it. The ...
|A New Home For Me Professionally
Those that had followed me, might have seen me drop off the radar for a bit. This is because, I had a major life changing moment. You see, do to the attacks on the public sector and major budget ...
|Owning your green spaces, even in Suburbia
So a few weeks ago, there in my neighborhood I got to watch a house literally torn asunder with an excavator. It was a pretty crazy event to watch from my front window. A company named Indiana ...
|Fun at the movies - Frozen
I think I have literally watched this film more times than any parent should be subjected to. My 2 year old daughter adores it and constantly clamors for more of "Fro?" as she proclaims. In any ...
|We're still arguing this, really?
I haven't written for awhile...in fact a long while. Life sorta took me on a roller coaster of fun. I mean it wasn't exactly fun, but we're not talking Mr Toad's wild ride either. In any event ...
|We Need That Protection
That's the phrase, well part of anyway, that was used in a recent conversation with someone over gun restriction and regulation. More specifically we were discussing the merits and needs of someone ...
|Where I Give Thanks To All You Tax Payers Tonight
Tonight is Christmas, and so many families across the nation are celebrating family. Huddling close together amongst the many presents and gifts that have been given today. Indeed my family's ...
|I Hugged Him A Little More Tonight
I'm still a little teary right now. I was so busy today at work that the first I heard of the terror wrecked upon small town America today was during a break in during my NPR's stations news update ...
|Guns, what guns?
The title is the attitude that many who wade into the gun control argument have when discussing guns in their neighborhoods. Its the attitude and pervasive nature amongst primarily non urban middle ...
|Staring Down The Barrel of a Gun
So those who might follow me, this is going to be a pretty short diary; or maybe long..idk I've had something recently happen that has me thinking that the odds are always in the house's favor, ...
|What's Destroying America
I found it, I found the mythical thing that is destroying this nation and indeed even other nations. Its insidious and horrible, and threatens all our safety and is the most evil thing I have ever ...
|One Occupiers View on This Election Cycle
I am going to try and keep this mostly short, those who read me know that...well I tend to get pretty damn wordy. I promise you I'll try not to go there. This diary is going to be a quick retelling ...
|Hows The Pie
Yes, yes today feels good. Hell today keeps getting better and better as the vote tallies come in. Today feels awesome. So to everyone who donated, called, knocked doors, and in general worked ...
|Every Vote Counts
This diary goes out to those of you in red states, or states that tend to lean red sometimes. I live in Indiana, an at times unabashedly red state. We have however had our moments of sanity, like ...
|Reflections on the Cold War
I was born between generations, not quite child of the 80's but not quite Gen X and never really a Millennial either. I was born in 1980 and my immediate childhood I can remember a little, even at ...
|I've Slain The Mythical Beast Today
What beast might I be speaking of? What giant of politics, what hugely insurmountable hill have I climbed, and traversed the crevasse to lay to waste a beast so sought out by both parties? I ...
|It Wasn't Me
Going over the litany of lies from Romney last night is for lack of a better term, exhausting. He literally has lied from the roof to the floor. I swear if I had the time I could write a thesis ...
|Minutes to Learn, Lifetime to Master
I got asked to do an introduction along with a teach and learn for a board game that I hold very fond memories of playing, strong enough that it keeps me playing it to this day. Even if it is a ...
|Shame on you Jim Lehrer
Seriously I expected better. I hate doing short and sweets, I know many people here frown on said diaries but really? Seriously? I've seen better moderation at Occupy General Assemblies. I mean I'...
|Cut The Appendage Off
So it appears that with Obama's sizable lead in the polls, what many of us thought would come to pass? Is now coming to pass Many of us predicted that as Mitt failed in his campaign, much of the ...
|Debating With Insanity
On Maddow last night something was said that got me thinking. In the first segment nearing the end of the interview she said and I'm not quoting but summarizing, that much of the moderates and the ...
|Let's Not Get Cocky, Let's Get Fire Up
I'm a rabid hockey fan. I used to play the sport some years ago and I would like to relate to you a tale of a game I played, the results from said game, and finally how it relates to this election ...
|I've Paid Into It For 18 Years
So apparently I'm a victim. I am a victim because just recently I enrolled into the medicaid system. This medicaid system ensured that the birth of my daughter, an unplanned bonus, would not send my ...
|IN-2 and the Senate - We can do this
I'd like to take a quick focus on two elections that are vastly important this year in both holding the line in the Senate and getting the gavel back into Pelosi's hands. That is the Indiana Senate ...
|You're gonna eat lightnin' and you're gonna crap thunder!
This diary is in response to one on the wrecking list right now titled We are going to CRUSH them by DelilahFollow Its a good reminder of where we are in polling right now and where we are in the ...
|The Fight of our Lives
Tonight marks the starting line. Sure we've seen the race coming, we've seen who we're running against but honestly tonight is game night. With the kick off of the DNC we've heard the gun shot in ...
|Yeah, I'm on Food Stamps...What of it?
I really really need to keep my mouth shut more often, but there comes a time when you hear something so idiotic and slack jawed that one must say something. I like to call those my Lewis Black ...
|Elections Matter, State Edition: Where Judges Comes From
hungrycoyote has a good write up regarding the The 1965 Charles Cotner Case, and it provides a great brief into the case and some good details. What I would like to focus on in this diary is the ...
|Kill The Root Before it Takes
It was a typical day, well semi typical in that my wife had still yet to come home with our brand new daughter. Both are doing well in case anyone is curious, little one is sleeping and eating well ...
|Its Personal Now
I've had a moment of an epiphany recently. Such things come with great upheaval in ones life. They come when moments of reality come bearing down on you like a freight train. Now this freight train ...
|Why I Vote Democratic - It's a Girl!
Well not yet anyway, those that follow me know I'm having a baby soon. We thought perhaps yesterday but alas...false alarm. Darn you mother nature! ...anyway I've seen a lot of diaries about why ...
|The Digital Cold War
I preface this diary stating that I myself am a systems administrator. What that means for your lay folk not intrenched into the details of the IT world is that I am the keeper of the rainbow bridge ...
|Anatomy of a Lie
I'm a huge fan of the series called Lie To Me . The basic premise is a man who can read ones body language and then read their true actions or intentions based on said language. I honestly was ...
|How One Humbles Themself
I recently shared a story with my parents, one I kept close to my chest. I kept this close to my chest mostly because up until recently I really never felt necessary to tell them. I hadn't even ...
|On The Road to See Death
For those that might follow me, or those that might have read my previous diary regarding my parents its pretty obvious which line my parents have fallen. I don't hold them to task for it, I think ...
|Lets Get Something Straight
I am slow sometimes, I often miss stories or overlook them. I blame those nagging things like, I don't know, work family and responsibilities that keep my attention away from what goes on in the ...
|Fun At The Movies : American History X
As it seems I've been lax on this diary series and let it go just a wee bit to far. So many movies with so many points of view its difficult to point them all out. Just so many great movies with so ...
|So I Finally Mustered the Willpower
...to sit through church. I did so at my wife's request and honestly, I'll be frank here, it really didn't take that much will power. My father in law had request that everyone be there for Sunday ...
|Get Ready For A Wild Ride
Its no secret anymore to most folks, we're in the midst of record breaking temperatures and drought conditions. The county I live in right now in Indiana just had a state of emergency declared , ...
|It's Such a Dirty Word
So there I found myself, maybe thirty minutes ago....Okay maybe not exactly thirty minutes ago. I had to write and then edit this diary immediately as I got home, and that included requisite break ...
|She got another hour at least
I'm writing this diary nearing the end of what has been a tiring week. To be fair to the parties involved I am not even directly involved in the events to cause the weariness, I am but a side ...
|Into the mind of a conservative today
So this momentous day has come and having now been partially passed, I felt compelled to share something. Especially so having had a conversation with my faux news watching mother. After having this ...
|They Play The Fiddle While A City Burns
Last night on the Ed Show I was introduced to a story about a city in our nation that is in crisis. The city is Detroit and apparently for the last year Detroit has become literally a warzone. There ...
|Fun At the Movies - Norma Rae
An on going series I'd like to keep up on where we look at various movies and their social and political impact. Last go around we hit a titular pivot in cultural history with Pulp Fiction. This ...
|Fun At The Movies - Pulp Fiction
An attempt at a series where we examine various films and their cultural and political impact. Last time we viewed and analyzed the film Ides of March, this time around I'd like to take us farther ...
|The Dangers of Getting Cozy With Money
This afternoon Kos posted one up called How we could stop the Adelsons and their millions It is an interesting take and definitely a rosy idea. Try to get our wealthy progressives and democrats to ...
|Ohh They Create Jobs Alright
Just not for you With all the talk from Mittens regarding Obama's reckless endangerment of the economy by creating “the most anti-investment, anti-business, anti-jobs series of policies in modern ...
|The Enemy Before Us
We see them every day. We interact with them daily, hourly, sometimes minute by minute and yet we have no idea how subversive of a foe they are. We have no idea how their subversiveness allows them ...
|Your Food Is Going To Kill You
And by you I mean us. Yes quite literally you and I and many others. This past week on Tuesday and NY Judge ordered the Food and Drug administration to evaluate the safety risks to human health ...
|Fun At The Movies - The Ides of March
This is an on going look at various films and their political nature, this week I figure lets get away from movies that glare out the societal ills and go all out with the politics and get a movie ...
|What Wisconsin Means To This Hoosier
I, like many of you here and around the country, are watching something wonderful unfold today in Wisconsin. We all sit here at the edge of our seat, biting our nails, and fretting and hoping for ...
|It's Not Always Voluntary
Just finished reading an excellent post from leaning left about why an all volunteer army is detrimental to our nation and how we as a nation view war. You can read it here . I wanted to expand on ...
|Welcome To A New Era
It is official , the Space X program has had its first major success and has docked with the International Space Station. It marks a monumental change in how we approach space and I think will ...
|Fun at the Movies - Wallstreet
Continuing on a series I hope to keep up on, are diaries on movies and how they reflect, relate, and impact our lives and politics. I think movies are an amazing artform and often many films are ...
|They Failed As Parents
I couldn't believe my ears. Did they really think that way? My wife nodded her head while affirming the statement again with "They think because you don't talk to them they've failed as parents." ...
|Fun At The Movies - Symbols of Misogyny
Let me first start by saying that I'm a huge moviephile. It's a guilty pleasure of mine, but I love movies and try to watch as many as possible, as often as possible. I don't nearly get as many in ...
|A Fish Swimming In Hard Waters
This diary is inspired and encouraged from a comment from a previous diary here In that diary, I came to an epiphany of sorts on how pervasive sexist behavior invades our minds and our culture. ...
|So Pervasive, It's No Wonder Some People Miss It
What am I talking about that is so pervasive that we are literally swimming in it day to day? Attitude Towards Women The attitude and position of not just men, but also some women that enable this ...
|Block Grants - Glass Half Empty or Glass Full
History is littered with moments where one side could claim a victory or the other side could declare the opposite. Very often they involve conflicts of some sort, and very often no one has won at ...
|Mittens Speech, A Colorful Follow Along
I watched the entire thing last night. I didn't really mean to. I was just....you know how you see something like a train wreck and you just cannot turn your head away? Yeah that was my initial ...
|So This Is What Relief Feels Like
We applied for Medicaid based on the expectancy of my wife. Thankfully rules here in this state allow your income level to count as plus one once pregnant. We applied but had not gotten approved ...
|What Makes A Terrible President
This diary got me thinking about that question above. What does truly make a horrible president? What makes a president great? I might get a little long winded but join me below for perhaps the two ...
|Teachable Moments in History - The Peggy Stewert
Contrary to many held beliefs of the early days riding up to the Revolutionary War, the Boston Tea Party was not the only major direct action taken by protestors. There was another event equal in ...
|Hunger and Shame
I consider myself blessed currently. I look in my fridge and I see a myriad of items, fresh broccoli, asparagus, an entire frozen chicken just waiting to be roasted, a wheel of cheese given to us ...
A simple descriptive of an action it is. The process of standing up is nothing more than righting your legs into a standing position. However the phrase can have so much more of a deeper meaning ...
|The Great Exodus to China and Abroad
As Laura Clawson recently posted up , manufacturing in this nation has begun to dry up only really in the last decade or so. However she is slightly incorrect regarding this. Manufacturing has been ...
|A Marriage Born of Division
What with all the religiosity going on here lately, I felt compelled to write and offer an example of getting along. This example coming from my own marriage. In many ways it mirrors the many ...
|Subsidies, Gas, and Politics Oh My!
So I just finished watching the cloture vote in the Senate regarding the procedural move to vote to bring a vote regarding the proposal to eliminate oil company subsidies. (Gotta love our government,
Republicans continually push issues of morality. They attempt to legislate morality and codify a set of standards in accord with their moral stances. We as progressive continually fight back with ...
|A Family Journey Through America's Medical System
So given that the Supreme Court is set to take up the case of the Affordable Care Act next week, I thought it poignant to share my family's trials and experiences in the great experiment we call ...
|St Paddy’s Day Having Passed Now, and What It Means To Me
Having just concluded another St Paddy’s Day, many folks are waking from an alcohol induced slumber. Cracking their eyes open having participated in the revelry of celebration of all things Irish. ...
|The Power of Social Media and KOS - A personal reflection
I'd been mulling this diary in my head for awhile now. Trying to come up with a general theme, or even just a central point. There were however so many barely connected thoughts running through my ...
|The GOP, Mark Up One Casuality
Don't let the title fool you, this is a serious diary to me. When Rush let loose his tirade it angered me as a male more than I could have ever imagined. I've always thought that women in this ...
|The power of connections and Rush Limbaugh
So I didn't even hear it live. I heard it through a link someone posted via one of the Occupy National Networks. I clicked the links and listened to the out right vitriol and nastiness spewing from ...
|Activism, Occupy, and Comics….yes comics.
You might be wondering, what in the above three items could have in common? I too literally have been timid in publishing this diary, however rereading it over and over think it necessary to explain ...
|Symbols of Occupy - A Local One
I had planned on doing some more of small town Occupy, but many of the stories are just to amazing to be meshed into a singular diary. So...instead I decided to pick apart our local Occupy through ...
|A Short History of Small Town Occupy Part 1
I've been encouraged to write further about my experiences with our local Occupy movement, no thanks to the many people who wrote me with encouragement and asking for more, so...here is that more. ...
|What would King have thought of Occupy?
I write this today having participated in our local Occupy South Bend (Indiana) effort of reaching inward to our community for support. We joined the yearly planned march that starts at our County ...
|An interspective into small town Occupy
This be one of the first diaries of many hopefully. I joined Occupy South Bend after finding a link from Occupy Wall Street to the OccupyTogether.org. And really honestly to say I joined it only ...
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