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How I won an argument over same sex marriage with a Teabagger
Mostly I find it useless to argue with Teabaggers. As Charlie Chan once said: "Is like train with no wheels, get nowhere fast." But a few years ago I did convince one of them that Utah should not ...
rmonroe 10/09/2014 18 52 1 -
The Power of the Gift
I have always liked to think of myself as a generous person. I enjoy doing things for people and giving them small items that I have made. It makes me feel good. My involvement with the Occupy ...
rmonroe 01/01/2014 10 22 - -
Shut 'er down. Philadelphia 1835
Shutdown? You call this a shutdown? Do you Teabaggers really think you have leverage? Let me show you who has the real leverage. This is the story of a real shutdown,the first general strike in the ...
rmonroe 10/02/2013 2 6 - -
To bomb or not to bomb: A Kossack poll
Although my father and I agree 95% of the time, we take opposite views on the Syrian issue. The same is true of this community, I have seen some pretty heated exchanges in the comment threads. The ...
rmonroe 09/03/2013 59 14 - -
Kossack Chess Players Needed
I publish a diary now and again to try to recruit players for our online Kossack chess team. Everyone is welcome to join. We don't care how good you are. We have some top players and then we have ...
rmonroe 03/02/2013 7 4 - -
Kossack Chess Players Needed
I publish a diary now and again to try to recruit players for our online Kossack chess team. Everyone is welcome to join. We don't care how good you are. We have some top players and then we have ...
rmonroe 02/26/2013 6 7 1 -
Kossack Chesswarriors
I love history. I wargame the American Civil War with 15mm metal soldiers that I hand painted myself. I have also wargamed ancient Romans vs Gauls, 19th century British Army vs Zulus, and World ...
rmonroe 01/03/2013 9 3 - -
Kossack Chess Players Needed
I publish a diary now and again to try to recruit players for our online Kossack chess team. Everyone is welcome to join. http://www.chess.com/groups/home/kossacks Our team has played 21 matches ...
rmonroe 01/02/2013 10 7 1 -
Photo History of Money : Ancient Greece
Aristotle was no teabagger. He didn't think that prices in the marketplace should be the same for everyone. He thought it was only natural for a rich person to pay more for an item than a poor one. ...
rmonroe 10/08/2012 10 16 - 98
Photo History of Money : Imperial Rome
This is the second chapter in my series on the history of money. The first one covers the Stone Age to Roman Republic. The inventionn of coins in Lydia around 460 BCE revolutionized commerce. No ...
rmonroe 09/21/2012 48 55 3 414
Photo History of Money : Stone Age to Roman Republic
I collect money. It has always intrigued me. What is it exactly? What makes it valuable? When did people start using it? It's influence is everywhere. It permeates our lives. Manipulations of money ...
rmonroe 09/15/2012 28 83 5 570
All Charges Dismissed at Occupy Salt Lake City Trial
I was one of the 19 people arrested when the police raided the Occupy Salt Lake City camp last November 12. Our trial was Monday. It was a bench trial and it lasted 6 hours. They only charged us ...
rmonroe 09/11/2012 12 23 - 130
Kossack Chess Players Needed
I publish a diary now and again to try to recruit players for our online Kossack chess team. Everyone is welcome to join. http://www.chess.com/groups/home/kossacks Our team has played 21 matches and ...
rmonroe 09/01/2012 9 6 1 85
Money is Power. But What is Money?
I have always been interested in currency. I have extensive collections of coins and notes from ancient Rome to the present. But what is money? I know the standard definitions of what it is: a ...
rmonroe 08/29/2012 6 3 - 47
Breaking: Showdown Sundown Saturday at #Occupy Salt Lake City
Someone died at #Occupy Salt Lake City last night. Although they have no official cause of death yet, it looks like a drug overdose of a homeless person. Homeless people die on the streets all the ...
rmonroe 11/11/2011 12 13 - 63
#Occupy Valley Forge
A couple of posts the other day got me to thinking about the coming winter. Many people are predicting that the #occupy wall street movement will evaporate as soon as the cold and snow arrive. I ...
rmonroe 10/24/2011 6 9 - 70
Chess Match : Kossacks vs Tea Party
In June of 2009 a kossacks chess tournament was organized. Although the tourney was held on several different websites, many of us played on chess.com. It's free.
rmonroe 08/28/2011 16 10 - 129
Chess match : Kossacks vs Tea Party
In June of 2009 a kossacks chess tournament was organized. Although the tourney was held on several different websites, many of us played on chess.com. It's free.
rmonroe 08/27/2011 14 11 1 129
Help! We need chessplayers to help defend the orange
In June of 2009 a kossacks chess tournament was organized. Although the tourney was held on several different websites, many of us played on chess.com. It's free. ...
rmonroe 08/26/2011 23 7 - 136
Chess Death Match Kossacks vs Bulgaria
Some of your may remember the great DKos Chess Tournament in the summer of 2009. I didn't win. That was when I ...
rmonroe 07/09/2011 24 10 - 95
Raise My F#cking Taxes Obama
I am a janitor making $20,000 a year. Sure, a tax increase would hurt. But I won't starve. I can still pay the rent. Life will be a little harder, but I'll be OK. It is my country that is in trouble.
rmonroe 12/09/2010 46 38 - 50
Respectfully Mr. President, this is a street fight, compromise is a fantasy
I am a 3rd generation working class Democrat. My father and grandfather were both good union men as I was for 8 or 9 years back in the '70s. I was a shop steward. Been through two strikes, the ...
rmonroe 11/20/2010 46 20 - 69
Progressive Challanges Bluedog in UT-02 Primary
Progressive Democrat Claudia Wright has forced Blue Dog Jim Matheson into his first primary fight. Ms Wright received 45% of the vote to Mathesons' 55% at the Utah Democratic convention on May 5th. ...
rmonroe 05/28/2010 9 2 - 29
ADX, Supermax Federal Prison
I've been thinking about all this nonsense about not closing Gitmo because we don't want the terrorists on U.S. soil because...I don't know, they might escape...or something. Where would we put them?
rmonroe 05/20/2009 21 4 - 86
George Washington is a Mormon
As where all of the U.S Presidents who died prior to the late 1800's. As were all of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. A lot of famous people were Mormons, even Christoher Columbus. Of ...
rmonroe 05/07/2009 88 6 1 22
Torture Works
Torture works, and I have the proof. We only have to look to all the useful information obtained from the master torturers of the Inquisition. These gallant defenders of the faith were responible ...
rmonroe 04/25/2009 36 56 1 262
Let's have a filibuster party
I just can't understand why Harry Reid is so terrified of the Republicans threatening a filibuster. It reminds me of the scene in Bazing Saddles where the new black sherriff puts a gun to ...
rmonroe 01/27/2009 14 11 - 1
My Battle with the Mormon Church : Round 3
A few days after the passage of Prop 8 I sent in my letter of resignation to the records department of the LDS Church stating that I wanted my name removed from the membership roles of the LDS Church.
rmonroe 01/16/2009 39 23 1 18
Uncrunching America
I recently wrote a diary about person to person lending as a way to ease the credit crunch. The cause of the credit crunch ...
rmonroe 01/10/2009 16 5 1 168
Cherrypicking the Bible
The Christian Right likes to quote the Bible to justify their homophobia. A few days after the passage of Prop 8 I wrote a letter to the LDS Church resigning my membership. I asked for a letter ...
rmonroe 01/07/2009 48 25 - 18
High Noon: Wall Street vs Main Street
Some recent diaries on daily kos P2P: Prosper.com Lending Shut Down By SEC ,
rmonroe 12/06/2008 20 20 5 224
My Battle to Leave the LDS Church; Round 2
As a result of the Mormon Church's involvement in Propostion 8 I sent this letter of resignation to LDS Church headquarters.
rmonroe 11/22/2008 65 33 1 81
I resigned from the Mormon church today
I haven't been active in the LDS church for years, I'm what's known as a "Jack" Mormon. There are two reasons I quit going to church. One is the ultra conservative views held by the church. The ...
rmonroe 11/10/2008 74 81 - 24
Barack Obama is a liberal leftist socialist my friends
Barack Obama is a socialist my friends. Socialists mainly share the belief that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital, ...
rmonroe 11/02/2008 18 13 1 3
John McCain's spent rod
Let me say first off for those of you who expected this diary to be about some kind of juicy John McCain sex scandle, sorry perverts, that was only a clever ploy to get the camel to stick his nose ...
rmonroe 09/27/2008 5 5 - 2
"I'm an Alaskan, not an American."
"I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions." Joe Vogler This is a statement by Joe Vogler, founder of the Alaskan ...
rmonroe 09/02/2008 13 15 - 14
Happy Birthday John McCain w/pics
Today is John McCain's birthday. As a present to John I have gathered some images of 1936, the year of his birth. He does have a lot of experience. He has been around a long time. My father is the ...
rmonroe 08/29/2008 8 3 - 2
Trolling for Dummies w/pooties
I like a good troll diary. When I see one with a lot of comments I jump right in loaded for bear. The first thing I do after reading the diary is see if they're foolish enough to put up a tip jar. ...
rmonroe 08/07/2008 42 15 1 23
Anti-Bush Rally in Salt Lake City  w/pics
I attended the anti-Bush rally here in Salt Lake the last time Mr 28% came to town in August 2005 when he spoke before the American Legion at their convention. That rally drew a crowd of 3,000-4,000 ...
rmonroe 05/28/2008 35 46 - 101
Crazy Dreamticket w/poll
When I was in kindergarden a schoomate came to school one day chanting "we want Nixon,we want Nixon, Nixon for president." When my mother picked me up from school I asked her who Nixon was. She ...
rmonroe 03/10/2008 17 - - 3
Utah State Senator Cris Buttars sticks foot in mouth again
Some of you may have read this diary about Buttars calling a bill he opposed "a black baby, a dark ugly thing." Poor Buttars has ...
rmonroe 02/20/2008 13 7 - 5
Blackwater : The Great Dismal Swamp Part V ; tax evasion
This will be a short diary of my series on Blackwater as it a pretty straight forward story. Henry Waxman is investigating Blackwater for tax evasion. He is claiming that Blackwater has been ...
rmonroe 12/05/2007 6 5 2 2
Blackwater : The Great Dismal Swamp Part IV ; massacre in Baghdad
In this segment I want to try to figure out what happened on September 16, when Blackwater mercenaries killed 17 ...
rmonroe 12/04/2007 2 6 - -
Blackwater : The Great Dismal Swamp Part III ; Katrina
In this entry of my series ...
rmonroe 11/20/2007 12 7 2 146
Blackwater : The Great Dismal Swamp Part II ; the whores of war
This is the second installation of my series on Blackwater. In part one I concentrated on the executive officers of Blackwater. Since then I have discovered some interesting facts about the rank and ...
rmonroe 11/17/2007 19 30 3 226
Blackwater : The Great Dismal Swamp
The Great Dismal Swamp in North Carlolina. Nickname.......Blackwater I like to fancy myself to be somewhat of an ...
rmonroe 11/12/2007 10 10 1 -
This Cracker Needs A Rulebook
I've been watching the ongoing debate over the Imus controversy and I must say I'm damnned confused over who is allowed to say what. That what Imus said was wrong is a given. What he said was a ...
rmonroe 04/13/2007 100 3 - 14
For the sake of our sacred Union......
I urge my fellow Kossacks to join me in declaring a cease fire with our blood enemies George Bush and the Republican party. After being very sceptical that the Iraqi Study Group report would ...
rmonroe 12/07/2006 11 2 - -
Support Our Troops
rmonroe 10/25/2006 3 2 - -
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