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|Morning Feature: The Rights We've Always Had?
Community college student Yassir Afifi didn't want a legal ...
|Morning Feature: Community Health Center Unveiled
With great joy and celebration, a community health ...
|Furthermore! - "My walk of shame"
One of the ...
|Morning Feature: Echoes of War
My dad was a veteran of WWII, who fought in the Pacific. ...
|Morning Feature: The best years of your life? Whoa!
I've been pushed onto memory lane by my youngest daughter'...
|"Death Panels:" My dad, my dog, and me
Two weeks ago, in the space of 16 hours, I lost my dad and my dog. Denial finally slipped away, and I spent a lot of hours sobbing my eyes out. I'm not sobbing now. After watching the Health Care ...
|Monday Pooties & Woozles: Calico Catitude||winterbanyan||02/15/2010||327||110||4||40|
|Morning Feature: Who are "the least of these?"||winterbanyan||10/28/2009||408||303||10||161|
|Weaseling? My call to Sen. Bill Nelson re: HCR.
Well, I got an e-mail from Senator Bill Nelson yesterday. He's in favor of health care reform and since he's on the Finance Committee, that's a good sign, right? Maybe. Or maybe he's weaseling ...
|Morning Feature: Thirty Things I've Learned on DKos
Good morning, Blogistan Polytechnic Institute. It's Crissie's day off, so I'm here to talk about the things I've learned at DailyKos over the past 18 months. Good lessons all. Don't take any of ...
|Morning Feature: Health Care Horror Story (not Mine)
My neighbors are responsible people. He retired from Army Special Forces. She was pursuing her life-long dream to become a nurse. They had scrimped and saved to buy their dream house, and even ...
|Morning Feature: Health care networks and the big lie
One of the big claims in the current health care debate is being framed around government interference between you and your doctor. So let's talk about how your insurance providers use networks ...
|Morning Feature: I fired my health insurance
This is a meta-diary. NCrissieB is too disheartened by the general vitriol of the discussion on Health Care this morning to feel like posting Ask Ms. Crissie. So, in the interests of giving the ...
|Morning Feature: Insurance Jujitsu
In my mail Saturday I received the latest BlueCross/BlueShield scam. And oh, yeah, it's a scam. You only figure out the great parts by the time you finish reading the fine print. Want health ...
|Morning Feature: Going Green and Going Insane
I know everyone's all wound up tight about health care. That's probably part of the reason I'm going insane. But there's another reason, too. So what I'm going to try to do here is take you with ...
|The Real Terrorists: Beating the health care horse again
The real terrorists this country needs to fear are the health insurance industry. Each day at least 47 million Americans live in terror and take huge risks because of them. Others live in fear ...
|It ain't over, sadly.
The divisions in this country have been turned to cement in just the past few weeks. My daughter had a horrible day at school, my neighbor down the street seems to have decided the election didn't ...
|I shouldn't diary this: Moments of Magic
The Greatest Nation on Earth. How many times have we heard that? Yet I'm here to tell you we're not the greatest nation on earth, certainly not now, and maybe never. What we used to be was ...
|How unions saved America
Unions saved us from Communism and Fascism. I do not exaggerate. Back in the 1920s and 30s, with wealth in the hands of the few, and most workers in the position of being wage slaves, and then ...
|Hey, Palin, You don't know what a small town is!
I've had it with Sarah Palin and her repeated insistence that only small town Americans are hard-working real Americans. Why? Because her version of small town is about geography and some ...
|Going Green and Going Insane
I know everyone's all wound up tight about politics. That's probably part of the reason I'm going insane. But there's another reason, too. So what I'm going to try to do here is take you with me ...
|Why couldn't my mom have what my dog MUST have?
I know in the midst of the convention and election, all conversations lead to politics, the economy, foreign policy, and who has made us mad. This isn't an issue that will even come up in the ...
|Obama, the "Raisin Bombers", and my German friend
Yesterday my dear friend in Germany called me. She's been through all the ups and downs of the Bush years with me (well, there must have been some "ups" but I can't recall them) and has oftened ...
|A Pirate Looks at 58
Indulge me, please. One of my favorite Jimmy Buffett songs is A Pirate Looks at 40 . Somehow it reaches ...
|Those rights you think you've always had
Sometimes a little history is in order to understand the evolution of U.S. law and the rights we assume have always been ours. There's some real food for thought in the kernels of history...and ...
|Stow those fireworks
Be a good neighbor: Stow those fireworks. Resist the temptation to buy them, resist the temptation to set them off in your neighborhood. Don't become your local "terrorist." Believe it or not, ...
|Taking back the Bible? Obama's Faith-based initiative
Yesterday when I watched KO, I found myself disturbed both by Obama's announcement that he intended to continue the Office of Faith Based Initiatives, and by KO's reaction to it. Talk about a soup ...
|428 Wolves, a war, and why I cry
It's been some morning. It started with 428 wolves, then I came here read Granny Doc's diary, and NCrissieB's diary, and a couple of others, and I just want to weep. Can't you see the big picture?
|The warming climate -- A major threat to liberty
I'm an old radical who raised her kids on the following meme (long ago, when the drug war began), "If you want to see people give away freedom, make them scared. Make them feel threatened." We'...
|Remember McGovern? You poor ideological purists...
Of course you don't remember McGovern. Why? Because he didn't get elected. The old lady will try one last time...
|Whining? What do you want next year in government?
As you sit whining over your beer, your wine or your weed, depending on your persuasion, complaining about being betrayed, may I suggest you take a deep breath and consider what you ...
|ARK: What have you done?
I watched EVAN ALMIGHTY this past weekend, and apart from laughing and grinning because we've all been in that place where our best laid plans arouse nothing but laughter from the ...
|MoveOn to disband its 527...because of Obama
MoveOn.org is about to pledge to disband its 527 in response to Obama's call for campaign financing from small contributors. From MoveOn.org: Now, in Barack Obama, we have a ...
|A personal conversation: The Daily Campaign for Obama
I had an interesting conversation with my lawn guy yesterday. I think it should put us all on notice about a little bit of what is going on out here...And the fact we have to use every opportunity ...
|Anonymity, Privacy: Dead legends revisited
Time to wake up and smell the coffee... and trust me, the coffee isn't a cup you want to drink. (Or maybe you've already developed a taste for this brew...)
|Brainwashed: the Cold War generation and today's politics
I had an epiphany last night about my generation and the mess this country has been steadily getting into. Put on your 3-D glasses, folks younger than 45. Then try to imagine....
|The Beef: The gender war and the primaries
Much to my amazement, this primary seems to have become more of a gender war than a race war, the exact reverse of what I expected. Sorry to say, there's plenty of reason for that. Obama needs to ...
|Terror without medical insurance
The real terrorists this country needs to fear are the health insurance industry and the health care industry. Each day 45 million Americans live in fear and take huge risks because of them. This ...
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