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|Wake The Kids! Phone The Neighbors!
Tonight the great Darlene Love, accompanied by Paul Shaffer and the band, a string section, some French horns, some terrific backup singers, and a guy on sleigh bells will perform "Christmas (Baby ...
|My Mystery Affliction, One Year Later
Early last September I published this diary, detailing the mysterious affliction that had beset me a week and a half earlier and my efforts to receive medical care as an uninsured individual in ...
|Losing The Family Homestead
I've written before about my parents, and the house my Dad designed and built shortly after WWII in farmland west of Chicago. I've also written about the seven years I spent caring for my Mom after ...
|Joe Walsh Defends Clive Bundy
Apparently not all the wing nut pundits are furiously distancing themselves from the racist freeloader Cliven Bundy. Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh, who in true wing nut style parlayed his ...
|Tell Walgreen's What You Think Of Their "Citizenship"
If you live in the USA there's a good chance you live within spitting distance of one of Walgreen's 8,000 plus stores. Walgreen's, a 113 year old Chicago (now suburban Chicago) based ...
|Rest In Peace, Ray Price
Country music legend Ray Price has died at the age of 87 following a two year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Price's exquisite phrasing made him not only one of the best singers in country music,
|Fish Fingers And Custard
Jelly Babies Allons-y I've reversed the polarity of the neutron flow Lapel celery Bow ties are cool Mmm, what's that, my boy? Venusian Karate Recorders Bessie Don't blink Behind the sofa Sonic ...
|Obamacare Can't Come Soon Enough For Me
Some of you may have read my diary of September 2nd http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/02/1235626/-Medical-Crisis-Need-DK-Community-Advice in which I detailed an ongoing health crisis and my ...
|Update: Even Sicker, Was It The Moldy Yogurt?
Some of you may have seen my diary from a few days ago about the onset, two weeks ago today, of a strange weakness in my arms and legs, accompanied by pain and deterioration of fine motor skills.
|Medical Crisis, Need DK Community Advice, Please!
I apologize for this diary, but I have never been this frightened in my life. I value this community and know that there is a great deal of knowledge within its members, as well as kindness. A ...
|Barack Obama Proves Corporations Aren't People
From the New York Times (Emphasis mine) ...the administration on Tuesday abruptly announced a one-year delay, until 2015, in his health care law’s mandate that larger employers provide coverage ...
|Leave Your Keys In Your Car
That’s right, just leave your keys in your car the next time you park. Leave the doors unlocked too. In fact, just leave the car running. Or, if you don’t want to waste gas, turn ...
|Don't Be Fooled, FOX Is Happy
That's right, the friendly folks at FoxNews are happy with the results of last Tuesday's election. Everyone from Grand Poo-Bah Roger Ailes down through Hannity, O'Reilly, Britt Hume, and the ...
|40 Years Ago Today. The Andes Plane Crash
Forty years ago today, Friday, October 13, 1972, an Uruguayan Air Force Fairchild turboprop chartered by the Stella Maris school’s alumni rugby team was crossing the Argentine portion of ...
|Dems Nix Tom Hanks Conv. Appearance
BREAKING: Organizers for next week's Democratic Party convention in Charlotte, North Carolina briefly considered, then later rejected plans to have actor Tom Hanks provide a counterpoint to Clint ...
|Poll: Which Doctor Who Villain Is Mitt?
The night of the Olympic opening ceremonies I posted a comment regarding the absence from the ceremonies of one of England’s most iconic pop culture figures, specifically Doctor Who. It ...
|Gingrich Made Limbaugh Member Of Congress!
Somebody needs to ask former Speaker Of The House and current candidate for the GOP's presidential nomination Newt Gingrich if he disowns the recent comments of Rush Limbaugh regarding women who use ...
|Tell Us About Your Favorite Teacher
I never thought I'd live to see the day that schoolteachers were regularly vilified. Pilloried for having pensions. Excoriated for having the hubris to negotiate the terms of their employment and ...
|Sorry Gals, It Just Ain't Your Womb
Seems there's been a real hissy fit from the estrogen lobby lately over breast cancer and Planned Parenthood and contraception. Now, as much as it amuses us men to see you put your mind to ...
|Poll: How Folks Reacted To Eastwood Chrysler Ad
The commercial that actor Clint Eastwood made for the Chrysler corporation, shown during Sunday night's Super Bowl broadcast, has ended up causing quite a stir. On this site, a lot of folks got ...
|Do You REALLY Want Your Country Back?
"I want my country back!" Ah yes, the cry of Conservasaurus Americanus in the early days of the 21st Century. Those of us here in the Daily Kos community are familiar with the refrain. We'...
|Should Vanity Fair Be A "Spelling Vigilante?"
In an utterly brilliant riposte to the New York Times' public editor's ridiculous question as to whether his paper should be a "truth vigilante," Juli Weiner of Vanity Fair questions whether her ...
|Newt VS Mitt. Pass The Popcorn!
There's an old saying that "Politics makes strange bedfellows." In the case of Newt Gingrich, perhaps that should be amended to "carfellows." And I'll pause a moment for those who are now rushing ...
|Reflections Of A Caregiver, Part 5
NOTE: For those interested, Part 1 here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/08/02/1000621/-My-Mother-Has-DiedReflections-Of-A-Caregiver?showAll=yes&via=blog_588183 Part 2 here: http://www.dailykos.
|Reflections Of A Caregiver, Part 4
NOTE: Part 1 of this series may be found here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/08/02/1000621/-My-Mother-Has-DiedReflections-Of-A-Caregiver?showAll=yes&via=blog_588183 Part 2 here: http://www....
|Reflections Of A Caregiver, Part 3
NOTE: The first entry in this series is available here, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/08/02/1000621/-My-Mother-Has-DiedReflections-Of-A-Caregiver?showAll=yes&via=blog_588183 and the second here,
|Reflections Of A Caregiver-Part 2
The response to my first diary in this series, "My Mother Has Died. Reflections Of A Caregiver," available here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/08/02/1000621/-My-Mother-Has-DiedReflections-
|My Mother Has Died. Reflections Of A Caregiver
This past Wednesday, July 27th, my mother passed away at the age of 96 years, seven and a half weeks. For just shy of five years I have been her full-time, live-in caregiver. I thought I ...
|Repubs To Read Bible On House Floor
In the wake of their recent reading of the Constitution of the United States on the floor of the House of Representatives, Republican lawmakers have announced they intend to do the same with ...
|Ill Action Alert: Tell Quinn "End Death Penalty"
Not much of a diary, I know, but I must urge all fellow citizens of the Land Of Lincoln who are opposed to capital punishment to take action. The Illinois General Assembly has passed legislation ...
|He'll Break Our Hearts Wednesday
Face it folks: He's going to break our hearts on Wednesday. The man who so many of us on this site (not all) revere. The man who changed the world. The man who captivates us when he speaks. The ...
|I Want To Kick Kids Off SCHIP
I want to kick kids off SCHIP. That's right, every freakin' one of 'em. No more SCHIP for them! You think I'm heartless? Just wait! I want to kick all those poor people off of Medicaid too! ...
|What A (F'd Up) Country!
With apologies to Yakov Smirnoff. In Canada, the government buys you health insurance. In America, the government will soon make you buy health insurance!
|Breaking: Gregg Has Further Second Thoughts
Just hours after Senator Judd Gregg stunned Washington by withdrawing his nomination for Commerce Secretary, the New Hampshire Republican called a second surprise news conference to state ...
|Did You Hear About My New President?
Did you hear about my new President? You probably have. But did you know.... The new President can string words together to form grammatical sentences. Then he can string those sentences together ...
|Obama To Name LaHood (R) Trans. Sec?
The Chicago Tribune is reporting That President-elect Barack Obama will name Republican Ray ...
|Chi. Trib: Blame The Dark-Skinned People
In tomorrow's (9/28) edition of the Chicago Tribune, (link posted when it becomes available,) the paper's editors weigh in on our nation's financial meltdown It is, as might be expected, a pastiche ...
|Breaking: Bush's Speech Leaked
Tonight in a rare prime time address to the nation, President Bush will discuss the financial crisis and outline his reasons for his proposed bailout. A few moments ago an anonymous White House ...
|Breaking: Palin's New ebay Sale
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is once again attempting to sell a high profile item on internet auction site ebay. Whether this attempt will meet with greater success than her attempt to sell the state'
|McCain's Plan: Keep Changing The Game
What's the most common phrase applied to John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin to be his running mate? "Game changer." If I had a nickel for every time I heard or read that phrase this weekend I'
|Palin By Comparison (w/poll)
Some thoughts on the Sarah Palin pick. Perhaps slim pickings for a diary, but more than I want to share in a comment. There's little doubt that Palin is a horrifically bad choice to be Vice ...
|Ebert's B-Day Ode To Studs Terkel
Upon reading the diary by sophistry makes me tired on the death of director and actor Sydney Pollack, I went over ...
|Repubs Consider Adding Themselves To Endangered Species List
Washington--In a development that threatens to further divide an already fractured party, some members of the GOP are considering adding Republicans to the Endangered Species List. ...
|Top 10 Unheralded HRC Accomplishments
I'm sure many of you here in this community were as astonished as I was to learn of some of the heretofore unknown accomplishments of Hillary Rodham Clinton. From her instrumental work in ...
|Chi. Trib: Torture OK, If Only 3 Times
In its lead editorial for tomorrow's February 10th edition, (link will be inserted when it becomes available,) the Chicago Tribune addresses CIA director Michael Hayden's admission of the use of ...
|Chi. Trib: Waterboarding Illegal, but OK
In a truly "through the looking glass" moment, the editorial board of the Chicago ...
|Can Somebody Cure Me Of Teh Straight?
Can somebody cure me of my straightness? It’s been a constant source of unhappiness for me, you see. Maybe somebody knows of a minister who can cure me of teh straight. Perhaps some ...
|Let Me Be The First
Let me be the first to post a diary on this topic. Tonight, on this crisp February, 2008 evening, the spineless, fucking Democrats capitulated to Mr. 18% in the White House. Again.
|Poll: Will You Talk To Fox At YearlyKos?
As much as it breaks my heart, I won't be attending the upcoming YearlyKos confab, even though it's taking place practically in my backyard, and even though I've been hanging around this ...
|Who Makes You Laugh?
Okay, it's late Saturday night here, and I'm watching water coming down here in Chicago in practically every state other than steam. While reading ...
|Steve Jobs Slams Teachers' Unions
I happen to think that when it comes to technology, Steve Jobs is a visionary. I routinely stay up late into the night to watch a stream of Jobs' latest keynote address. I regularly volunteer to ...
|Daily & Yearly Kos Makes Front Page Of Chi Trib
For as long as I can remember, my family has been in the habit of picking up the Sunday paper on Saturday afternoon. While the practice does not, sadly, provide us with the next day's winning ...
|Lou Dobbs To IBEW: I'm A Fool
I don't know what to think of Lou Dobbs, frankly. I used to pretty much detest the man. I still find him jingoistic in his immigrant bashing. Perhaps he is worse than an idiiot, or perhaps he's ...
|Mike Royko On The Iraq War||jazzmaniac||07/23/2006||162||348||16||39|
|Chi. Trib Slanders Gore, Disses Blogs||jazzmaniac||02/22/2006||9||7||1||-|
|What will the Dems do about Alito?||jazzmaniac||10/31/2005||23||3||-||9|
|How High's The Water, Karl?-The Video||jazzmaniac||09/21/2005||6||10||1||10|
|How High's The Water, Karl?||jazzmaniac||09/06/2005||5||5||-||-|
|It's The Homeland Security, Stupid!||jazzmaniac||09/02/2005||4||8||-||-|
|OMFG, my nasty-ass LTE gets printed!||jazzmaniac||08/21/2005||22||24||1||1|
|Chicago Trib Bashes Bush||jazzmaniac||08/14/2005||10||13||-||-|
|My LTE re: Bush's Speech Gets Published||jazzmaniac||07/06/2005||8||13||-||1|
|We Interrupt Our Programming...||jazzmaniac||06/27/2005||4||-||-||1|
|Freep This Poll! Durbin Apology||jazzmaniac||06/23/2005||4||5||-||-|
|Walmart Fires Disabled Worker For Not Smiling||jazzmaniac||06/15/2005||4||9||-||-|
|Air America Returning To Chicago||jazzmaniac||05/05/2005||6||2||-||-|
|Exclusive! Interview With The Devil||jazzmaniac||03/23/2005||174||355||6||23|
|New Meme: Greenspan & GOP: We'll Tax Your Income AND Your Purchases!||jazzmaniac||03/04/2005||9||8||-||-|
|Poll: You Talk The Talk. Do You Drive The Drive?||jazzmaniac||03/02/2005||34||-||-||-|
|Clarence Page On Propagannon||jazzmaniac||02/20/2005||13||13||-||-|
|Poll: Social Security-Will they dig in or cut and run?||jazzmaniac||02/07/2005||20||2||-||-|
|Chicago Tribune: War OK Because Saddam WANTED Weapons||jazzmaniac||01/14/2005||8||4||-||-|
|Chicago Tribune Editor Says Gary Webb Was Right||jazzmaniac||01/07/2005||44||58||-||10|
|Design Your Own Magnetic Ribbon Website||jazzmaniac||12/24/2004||4||6||-||-|
|Rudolph The Red State Reindeer||jazzmaniac||12/06/2004||5||5||-||1|
|What A Democrat Believes||jazzmaniac||11/04/2004||5||2||-||-|
|My Issue With Moral Issues||jazzmaniac||11/04/2004||4||1||-||1|
|Editorial Switchers: Proof Bush's Support Softer Than We Thought?||jazzmaniac||10/24/2004||13||2||-||-|
|Sun-Times Endorses Kerry, Endorsed Bush In '00||jazzmaniac||10/23/2004||30||36||-||-|
|Chicago Tribune Endorses Bush. Shame On Them||jazzmaniac||10/16/2004||20||3||-||-|
|Drunken Sailors Oppose Bush||jazzmaniac||10/09/2004||5||1||-||10|
|Chicago Newspaper On Maya Keyes, Blogs||jazzmaniac||10/07/2004||-||1||-||-|
|Free Audio Of Debate From i-Tunes||jazzmaniac||10/03/2004||-||1||-||-|
|Send Jim Lehrer your respect.||jazzmaniac||09/30/2004||2||-||-||-|
|Bush Suffers Breakdown On TV, Wins Debate||jazzmaniac||09/29/2004||44||94||-||13|
|Obama stumps nationwide for KE/Dems||jazzmaniac||09/28/2004||10||1||-||-|
|Chicago Beer Drinkers Pick Kerry By Two To One||jazzmaniac||09/26/2004||4||-||-||-|
|It's not Privitization. It's Commercialization||jazzmaniac||09/21/2004||11||14||-||11|
|Support Our Troops: Is It Really That Easy?||jazzmaniac||09/18/2004||21||1||-||-|
|Why Kerry Is Losing||jazzmaniac||09/10/2004||7||-||-||-|
|Movie: A Man Of His Word.||jazzmaniac||09/04/2004||31||106||-||-|
|The Ownership Society: Conservatives Tried It Before||jazzmaniac||09/02/2004||3||-||-||5|
|Richard Perle an "abject failure."||jazzmaniac||09/01/2004||2||-||-||-|
|George W Bush Finally Tells The Truth About Something||jazzmaniac||08/31/2004||-||1||-||-|
|George W. Bush Tells Another Lie||jazzmaniac||08/31/2004||3||1||-||-|
|POLL: Conservatives. Stupid, or Evil?||jazzmaniac||08/30/2004||8||-||-||-|
|OUR FIRST BATTLE LOST: IT ALL STEMS FROM THIS||jazzmaniac||08/26/2004||4||9||-||-|
|Top Discarded Bush Campaign Slogans||jazzmaniac||08/24/2004||7||1||-||-|
|The Tribune's Lies Of Omission||jazzmaniac||08/24/2004||-||2||-||-|
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