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Christianity - a reminiscence

Years ago, after a long day at a client's office, I knew I was facing terrible traffic on the way home. So, I stopped at a supermarket to buy a drink before my ordeal. Exiting the store, I was...

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Republican Anger

Anger is here to stay.  It's natural and healthy.  I've always heard it defined as friction: energy which builds up as a product of daily life while bumping into things, being crowded by others, being...

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Yikes! YKos schedule on Air America

A recent e-mail from Air America mentions, ney, features Yearly Kos and the guest list! "DNC Chair Howard Dean, General Wesley Clark, Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Harry Reid, Governor Mark Warner,...

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Garrison Keillor on Ralph Reed, the Hypocrite. No surprise, here.

In today's Baltimore Sun, one of my favorite True Blue humorists goes after Ralph Reed, disciple of wacky Pat Robertson, admitted-college plagiarist, accused college-election rigger, former leader of...

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Abramoff, Reed Sued by Defrauded Indian Tribe

In our continuing coverage of the corruption of absolute power, it now seems that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, who found their casino closed due to the duplicitous work of Jack Abramoff and...

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The George Bush I know

No, I haven't worked in the White House with the President or spent time at Yale with MBA candidate George Bush or been in the National Guard in Alabama...well, neither has he. But after 5 years of...

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The Compleat George W. Bush

Just how bad has Bush been?  I've really lost track and it's been bugging me.   For the last 5+ years, Bush and his cabal have accomplished nothing good, have screwed up everything they've touched and...

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More PT911 Rebuke! One Diary-Three Convenient Petitions!

MoveOn, True Majority and Working Assets seek your help for their campaigns to stop PT911.   Our friends at MoveOn and Working Assets have been leading the charge on an important campaign to stop ABC...

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Republicans will oust Ney for illegalities - What a concept!

Bob Ney pleaded guilty today, not any big whoop in the news, but the seriously-compromised House leadership made a surprising move by announcing that he would be expelled if he didn't resign quickly...

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Letter to a Diehard Neocon

With the election coming, I'm kinda undecided about the upcoming election.  Please explain your views regarding national issues so I may better choose before I vote.  I feel I'm missing the true...

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Allies: Bush More Dangerous Than Kim Jong-il

In a new poll taken by British, Israeli, Canadian and Mexican newspapers, George W. Bush is only outranked by Osama bin Laden for dangerousness in all four countries.   UK voters think bin Laden is...

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Minutemen Comeuppance

The New York Times reports today that the Minutemen’s poster boy, Roger Barnett, an Arizona rancher and retired sheriff’s deputy, has lost a lawsuit to two Mexican hunters who were accosted with one’s...

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Walk Away

I thought Bush got my e-mail: There is no partial occupation.  There is "stay the course" and there is "cut and run."  Take your pick.  One is finite.  Escalate your ass off but, eventually, you will...

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Coulter Cancellers - We thank you

This is a list of the newspapers (thus far) who have banished Ann Coulter from their pages.  I know we're hoping for a clean sweep but I felt it a good idea to acknowledge those who have taken this...

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"D" is for Democrat and Defeat

This is something I’ve been anticipating. Today’s San Francisco Chronicle features an article on the sure-to-come post-mortem of the War in Iraq.  

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Real ID

The war is heating up in the Real ID controversy.  Four states (Maine, Idaho, Arkansas and Washington) have already voted to reject the implementation in their states.  But others are going ahead with...

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Real ID – Updated

More states are joining the Real ID revolt.  This past week, Montana and North Dakota joined Washington, Arkansas, Idaho and Maine in rejecting Bush’s federal government in pursuing and requiring a...

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Tomorrow! Real ID Town Hall Meeting/Webcast

This critically important threat to privacy has been previously diaried here and here. The Department of Homeland Security and the California Department of Motor Vehicles are having a Town Hall Meeting...

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Griffin Resigns!

According to CNN, Tim Griffin, Karl Rove’s former aide and personal pick to be U.S. Attorney in Arkansas, has resigned.  It was Griffin’s appointment to the position, replacing Bud Cummins, that...

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The Cocktail Party

There’s this couple in the neighborhood.  They’re very nice and everyone likes them.  Their house is well-maintained and their yard is very neat.  They are both professionals and are reserved and...

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Planned Parenthood Sent Me

This is the perfect out for a short diary.  I just received the enclosed link to a YouTube video created by Planned Parenthood.  They requested that I forward it to 5 friends.  I thought, why not...

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Warm your heart in San Francisco

I was in San Francisco today, guiding a friend’s two young, teen-age sons on a mini-tour.  After the Red Bull Soapbox Race at Dolores Park, Tom, the younger, wanted to go to Chinatown.  We took BART to...

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"Historic" Landslide Predicted in California

First, GOTV!  Let's not confuse our celebration with complacency.  That being said...

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Dead Man Talking

This article caught my eye this morning and reminded me of what was semi-headline news only a decade ago.  Although I don't think former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is a real threat, I know the...

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Eighty Grand

Little did I think this would be a diary but it’s just so ludicrous, so far beyond comprehension, I just have to post it.

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Bait and Switch

Anyone who thought Republicans were going to go quietly in the face of reconciliation really hasn’t been paying attention to the national political debate.  And that’s none of us, right?  But now...

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$15 for your favorite school

Call the diary police.  I'm about to commit a less-than-3-substantive-paragraphs diary infraction. But I can't find anywhere else to post this and a deadline looms for a worthy cause...

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LGBT Kos: I Outed my Gay Son

Well, sorta… I moved to Mexico a dozen years ago and immediately placed an online ad seeking a bilingual roommate.  I knew little about local Mexican culture, equally little about the city of...

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Want a feel-good story? Visit Caine's Arcade

Caine Monroy is a 9-year old whose father owns a junk yard/used auto parts store in East Los Angeles.  Last summer, Caine constructed a "cardboard arcade" in his father's store.  He worked diligently...

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Just Because He's Black

I received this e-mail from a trusted friend (former state Supreme Court executive) and unsuccessfully tried to identify the author.  No matter.  It really stands on its own for its sentiment.  I found...

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I Outed My Gay Son (redux)

I wrote this in 2011 when I was celebrating the successes of my adopted Mexican son.  He continues to grow and flourish and succeed much to his father's great pride and enjoyment.  And I thought I’d...

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Stolen, outright

I saw this comment in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning and loved it.  I went to work, came home and loved it more.  Some great points are made here and I wish I could take some credit.  The...

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Yelp ordered to reveal anonymous reviewers

Yelp has played fast and loose since its inception.  They've allowed an ungoverned, unanswering, anonymous group of vigilantes to trash commercial entities and retail businesses without accountability....

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Petition for Leelah Alcorn

There have been a number of tributes following the horrific suicide of transgender teen, Leelah Alcorn. Today on The NewsHour, it was reported that Leelah's parents pulled her out of school to attend a...

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Uh-oh. Christie's Buddy to Plead Guilty in Bridge-Gate

The New York Times reports that David Wildstein, Chris Christie's high-school buddy and political appointee, is scheduled to plead guilty to ordering the closing of three lanes on to the George...

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Primary Blues

There was a diary a short time back welcoming new members to Dailykos and I was really tempted to add a cautionary comment.   This is the worst time to join this otherwise-wonderful blog (which I...

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WYFP - Open Thread

I've been meaning to post on WYFP for quite some time.  Today, I've volunteered to host WYFP while JeffW is otherwise engaged.  I can only promise to do my best but I'm a newcomer here.  Please be...

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WYFP? Fuzzy Logic Sucks!

Fuzzy logic sucks. While watching Jeopardy the other night, I walked into the room just in time to hear an answer ("What is...?") that involved a misspelling, "Pensylvania," in the U.S. constitution....

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Fetus Funerals in Indiana

Last March, Indiana Governor and VP-nominee Mike Pence, whose hatred of women's rights is only exceeded by his hatred of LGBT rights, signed into law a bill requiring a funeral or cremation of aborted...

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I HAVE A DREAM ( pasty-white, Gringo version)

My dream starts on November 4th, 2020.  A refreshing, new Democrat wins the Presidential election and THE WORLD CELEBRATES!  On January 20, 2021, the new President is sworn in and immediately moves to...

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