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|Early ballots in the NC primary
In North Carolina, more people cast early votes for tomorrow's primary than they did for the 2010 midterm elections. In North Carolina, more people cast early votes for tomorrow's primary than they ...
|The cost in time and treasure to have valid ID
A couple of months ago I received the notice -- I needed to renew my driver's license. In NC, this requires going to a DMV location, taking a vision test, and all before the current license expires. ...
|Sneaky sneaky NC GOP
Just a little more on the shenanigans from the NC legislature. While Pat McCrory's out front claiming he might veto the massively unpopular SB 695, the House Judiciary Committee is sneaking the same ...
|SB 695 (NC): In case it was not crystal clear.
In case it was not crystal clear what the GOP and their anti-woman agenda is all about, witness. Witness this sign from the counter-protest in Raleigh this morning, where a whole lot of loud angry ...
|North Carolina. Action.
I am sitting here in Wisconsin, where I'm doing some caretaking for my elderly parents, and watching North Carolina happily follow Perry down the Road of Crazy. They are trying to sneak abortion ...
|Y'all mock Chris Christie at your peril
There's yet another diary on the front page of this site that takes a swipe at Chris Christie. Not because he's a Republican nightmare waiting in the wings for 2016, whose horrible policies need to ...
|Early voting in Charlotte, NC
I voted early in Charlotte, NC this morning. I take Zumba classes from an outfit called Queen City DanceOut. They have their classes all over the city, often in community rec centers. This morning,
|Republicans out to suppress NC vote (again)
There's not a whole lot to say about this that isn't in four letter words. One of the few vetos that Governor Bev Perdue manage to make stick last year was when she vetoed one of those horrible ALEC-
|Birth control: that's what $40/month means to me
The White House has a neat-ola website where you can tell the President what it means to you to get the 40 dollars per month back that you'll get if the Republicans let the payroll tax cut extension ...
|CMS Superintendent resigns -- to join News Corporation
This is an interesting tidbit from our local Charlotte news. It's going to be a short diary because I don't really know what to say about it except "uh-oh, don't look now, but". Faced with budget ...
|Bev Perdue frees NC-GOP hostages
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue just thumbed her nose at the Republican legislature's punitive budget proposal. See, they've been holding unemployment benefits for a bunch of North Carolinians ...
Here's a little impromptu, off-schedule WHEE, just because. For those of us that run, there's been a whole lot of news to look at recently about the concept of ...
|WHEE: I get knocked down...
So, this week I was going to do a photo-mentary of what it actually looks like to eat less than 2000 calories per day. I was going to be all good and run a calorie deficit all week and exercise ...
|WHEE: So you say you've got a resolution?
Hi WHEEsters! I'm working on our new theme song! Whaddya think? Does it scan? You say you've got a resolution Well, you know We all want to change our ass You tell me it's a quick ...
|WHEE: Holiday Fit Club Open Thread
Well, we're 14 days into December. I've given the final exam, I've attended numerous zumba classes, and I've fallen off the wagon a bit eating-wise and gained a couple of pounds. I have the ...
|WHEE: Holiday Fit Club open thread?
So I'm tired tonight and it got dark at 5:15 and it's the last weekend before finals and I'm just a little too whatever to write a witty diary about how my holiday fitness is going. This, therefore,
|WHEE: The Turkey and the Damage Done (+ HFC Open Thread)
OK, the holidays are over and it's time for a little postgame analysis. Did you move the ball toward the endzone over the holidays? Or, like me, did you give into the temptations that moved into ...
|WHEE: The calorie value of everyday tasks
The world is full of fitness tips and tricks which are less than useless for me: "just cut out the soda" isn't very useful if you never drink soda or juice, for instance. I'm sure we can all think ...
|WHEE: keeping it fun
Today was a pretty low-energy day until I burned 855 calories in two hours in a Zumba double-header. WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks ...
|WHEE: Pushing Maximum Density
Between 2001 and 2003 I lost 60 pounds. Between 2003 and 2009, I put back on about 15 of it. Between Feb. 2009 and now I've taken off 22 pounds, and am still going. It's a long diary, because ...
|Marriage equality, Louisiana, 2009
So. On what grounds might a Louisiana judge deny a couple a marriage license in 2009? They're gay or lesbian? You're thinking WAAAAY too liberally. ...
|Time: Obama, "L'etat c'est moi"
OK, this should totally be an open thread comment, I'll admit that right off the bat. But Open Thread is already six posts down the front page, and I've got some idiocy that needs to be pointed out,
|Science IS stimulus (ACTION ITEM)
Science Debate 2008 has just prepared an awesome summary of how science will be impacted if the Senate version, rather than the House version, of the science budgets proposed in the stimulus package,
|Larry Kissell HAS CRUSHED Hayes.
Tonight is a night for short but sweet diaries. Perennial netroots favorite and frequent dKos poster Larry Kissell is looking like he's thumping the Execrable Robin Hayes in NC-08. Robin Hayes, ...
|Early voting in Mecklenburg County, NC
The Charlotte Observer has a really nice article closing out the early voting story in Mecklenburg County today. ...
|Help take down the next Michele Bachmann in NC-08
Robin Hayes . Who represents NC-08, a district that stretches from Charlotte ...
|ACTION: I just made my last donation to Obama/Biden
I'm sad to say that today I made my very last donation to the Obama/Biden campaign. It's not because I'm maxed out. And it's sure not because I've changed my mind.
|Watch those labels: Cadbury pulls melamine truffles
We've heard in the last several days about tainted milk containing melamine being found in baby formula and other milk-like products. But now, the most heinous offense: ...
|Obama talks science.
OK, are you as bored with Sarah Palin as I am? Good. Then you will find it fascinating to follow this link and read all about what ...
|An American Life
Not content with stripping Americans of every last dollar, implementing policies that funnel our wealth into the pockets of the rich at the fastest possible pace, it looks like the Bush ...
|Kennedy: up and walking around
Just some unadulterated good news for Senator Kennedy! I know this isn't much of a diary,
|All of the heroes were already dead
Last night after a good dinner and a couple of glasses of wine I started idly pondering what it was that attracted me (a 40ish white woman) to Barack Obama so strongly that I was never able to ...
|Obama: The Republican Party better be prepared to debate issues
In an article with the hype-free title " Obama warns Republicans about critical ads " ...
|On the ground in Charlotte
I got to the Elizabeth Ave. location at about 6:45 this morning. The campaign had called me last night to encourage me to arrive before 6:30 a.m. so I could go stand with a group at a busy ...
|SEANC becomes SEIU Local 2008
I just wanted to share a little piece of interesting news that has nothing to do with either Barack Obama (well, almost nothing) or Hillary Clinton. I just became a member of the SEIU!
|I saw real people voting today!
I voted today in North Carolina early voting. There's no secret who I voted for. So that's one for Team "O". In line at 2:00 on a sunny Friday afternoon were several older African American voters,
|Clinton and Obama will debate faith but not science
As a scientist, I've really been hoping that the folks at ScienceDebate2008.com would talk the candidates into holding a discussion ...
|Enormous Obama organizing meeting in Charlotte
I just got back from an organizing meeting in Charlotte, NC, that was so mobbed it pretty much thwarted all of the advance team's carefully laid plans for getting the crowd organized into teams.
|Charlotte Obama HQ opens!
For those looking for a change from the endless Wright vs. Tuzla smackdown, I've got a little bit of good news today. Charlotte NC Obama HQ is ready to open and it's looking good!
|Time Magazine featuring "Operation Chaos" today
When Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham are allowed to snigger triumphantly in the pages of Time about how they ...
|Economy: what sectors are left?
This little snippet of information just rose to the top of Yahoo! News: The nation's service sector ...
|Help me debunk an Obama smear
A not-so-lovely person of my acquaintance has just sent out the Obama/madrassa smear to a mailing list of nice people I know who (ironically) are mainly women who participate in middle eastern dance ...
|Doris Lessing wins Literature Nobel
Apparently this is a highly controversial award, but as someone who has been reading Lessing for years, I couldn't stop smiling when I ...
|Heat and dust
I'm sitting here in Charlotte, North Carolina. The weather forecast calls for ten days of "sunny", interspersed with a little "mostly sunny" and a lot of "plenty of sun". My lawn is dusty and brown,
|K-sploitation? K Ville?
Isn't it a bit sleazy for a TV network to attempt to make money off a recent natural disaster that is still un-remediated, un- cleaned up, ...
|Do you have a facebook?
Sorry if this has been posted previously, I couldn't find it in the past couple of weeks' diaries. Does what happens in the Facebook stay in the Facebook?
|Safe eating action item: a reassuring response from Bob's Red Mill
One of my favorite sources for flours, both gluten-free and regular, good organic flour, is Bob's Red Mill . Their products are available in health food stores ...
|Gluten: what is it and, eew, how do I get it off me?
There's a lot of really neat discussion of food chains and local sourcing going on around here lately. Enough people have asked questions about gluten in the various food threads that I thought I'd ...
|Shop the perimeter and eat safely
After weeks of pet food nightmare diaries and as we find out more and more about what might be making its way into the human food supply, I see Kossacks asking "how do we eat safely?" "what foods ...
|Edwards/Obama unity and the coming golden age
People, people. I gotta tell you, the Edwards vs. Obama snipe-o-rama is really getting me down, because I have long had a fantasy that needs fulfillment, and if we can't come together on this I ...
|Down on "The Corner"
Sometime on Monday evening, I found myself in a position that Americans aren't often put in: I was checking for my friends' names on lists of the civilian dead. I worked at Virginia Tech for a ...
|men, women and the price of milk
Awwyeah, I'm about to post a feminist screed on DailyKos. I am SO READY. Today on the front page, we see an article about Rudy Giuliani not knowing the price of bread and milk. This is a Bad Thing(
|AP touts GOP enthusiasm for oversight
What's the headline on AP's story this morning about the prosecutor scandal? GOP wants answers on prosecutor firings That's right! You never knew the GOP was so enthusiastic ...
|South Carolina plan to harvest prisoners' organs
I saw this headline on Yahoo.com and my first thought was "is this legal?" Inmates in South Carolina ...
|Romney polygamy story enters news cycle
On days when we feel that the RWCM is unfair to Democrats, it sometimes, er, turns the stomach to realize that, in fact, they also eat their own, and they eat their own in particularly unpleasant ...
|(NC-08) Hayes goes negative in my mailbox||kismet||10/20/2006||14||14||-||13|
|OPEC to cut oil supply?||kismet||10/08/2006||6||5||-||-|
|CCR files preemptive habeas suit||kismet||10/02/2006||14||38||-||6|
|Larry Kissell, NC-08: A Democrat, Proud and True||kismet||08/26/2006||15||28||-||37|
|Club for Growth Targets Chafee -- where's the outrage||kismet||08/12/2006||10||8||-||-|
|Fletcher (KY) above the law||kismet||08/11/2006||6||-||-||3|
|Privatize education? Not so fast!||kismet||07/15/2006||14||11||1||30|
|BBC targets news-starved Americans||kismet||06/06/2006||62||27||-||8|
|Leave this town by sunset||kismet||05/17/2006||21||17||1||8|
|Eye in the sky||kismet||05/13/2006||12||3||1||10|
|What Big Brother sees||kismet||05/11/2006||21||40||10||193|
|I voted (NC-8 style)||kismet||05/02/2006||1||1||-||7|
|Bush administration breaking the backs of businesses???||kismet||04/20/2006||8||7||1||-|
|Bush on pace to break "debt clock"||kismet||03/30/2006||3||8||-||-|
|Fred Phelps /= protest against war||kismet||02/21/2006||10||-||-||-|
|The Christmas Wars: coming soon to a Fox...||kismet||11/07/2005||24||5||1||3|
|The Lysistrata Option (a Modest Proposal)||kismet||11/02/2005||37||7||-||-|
|Flu recombination hot spot in Israel?||kismet||10/24/2005||3||2||-||-|
|[UPDATED] AP/Ipsos Poll||kismet||09/20/2005||11||14||-||-|
|Smug bastards on the loose in NC||kismet||09/18/2005||8||6||-||-|
|The smokescreen becomes the story||kismet||09/09/2005||2||-||-||-|
|What computer-savvy volunteers should do||kismet||09/03/2005||12||7||-||-|
|Epidemic planning? Doubtful.||kismet||08/31/2005||3||-||-||-|
|Put your fingers to the wind, Democrats...||kismet||08/31/2005||1||2||-||-|
|Hugo Chavez offers hurricane aid||kismet||08/30/2005||24||15||-||-|
|Diebold critic Rubin gets $7.5M to study e-voting||kismet||08/16/2005||10||9||1||22|
|Honesty becomes a problem for Dubya||kismet||08/05/2005||2||3||-||-|
|NY Dem calls for racial profiling||kismet||08/03/2005||28||-||-||-|
|Robin Hayes (NC-8): Flip-flopper extraordinaire!||kismet||07/28/2005||5||-||-||8|
|A picture is worth a thousand words...||kismet||07/05/2005||13||4||-||-|
|Project for a New ASIAN Century?||kismet||04/11/2005||11||9||-||-|
|Santorum on DeLay||kismet||04/10/2005||12||1||-||-|
|Tell me why, Rep. Boucher?||kismet||03/31/2005||10||1||-||-|
|It's impishly fun to [insert Bushism here]||kismet||03/28/2005||26||1||-||-|
|The End Times: Now coming to prime time||kismet||03/26/2005||11||4||-||-|
|Time to pay our dues||kismet||03/09/2005||1||-||-||-|
|Carville's poison pen||kismet||03/08/2005||123||9||-||1|
|Boycott MBNA: The Affinity Card Edition||kismet||03/06/2005||11||7||-||8|
|Bush Ranger promised ambassadorship||kismet||02/15/2005||1||4||-||-|
|Texas Teens Gone Wild||kismet||01/31/2005||31||8||-||-|
|Teaching the First Amendment||kismet||01/31/2005||4||4||-||7|
|Why can't Senator Allen read?||kismet||01/27/2005||30||1||-||7|
|How long have we been dissidents?||kismet||12/13/2004||13||10||-||9|
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