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  • Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Pop culture periscope: New food shows:
    Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Pop culture periscope
  • Save the Date: Gov. Howard Dean will be joining us for a G+ Hangout on the front page of Daily Kos at 1:15 ET, Friday. He and Joan McCarter will be talking fiscal cliff curb and protecting Medicare.
  • ADP reports 118,000 private sector jobs created in November: Automated Data Processing, which revamped its methods and presentation last month to bring it into better synchronicity with the government's monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report, announced Wednesday that 118,000 private-sector jobs were created last month. ADP estimates that Hurricane Sandy cut payrolls some 86,000 jobs. The job creation figure was lower than expected. The BLS report will be released Friday.
  • Eleven sounds you have to be oooooold to recognize:
    8. TV station sign-off

    Before infomercials were invented, television stations actually went off the air for a few hours each night. Some of us TV-holics experienced physical withdrawal symptoms when we heard the announcer intone, "We now conclude our broadcast day..." around 2a.m. or so. The format varied little from station to station across the country; first a few technical details were announced (broadcast frequency, physical address of the station, etc.), then a reading of "High Flight" followed by the National Anthem, and then the steady beeeeeeeeeeeeeep tone of the test pattern.

  • Poll: American majority supports legalizing marijuana: A  Quinnipiac poll has found the majority of Americans favor legalizing weed for recreational use, but they are divided by age and gender. Overall, legalization is favored 51 percent to 44 percent. But among men, 59 percent to 36 percent are in favor, while women oppose it by 52 percent to 44 percent. More than two-thirds of those under 29 favor legalization while a majority over 65 oppose it. You can see what's going to happen.
  • R.I.P. Jack Brooks: Longtime Texas Congressman who was LBJ supporter and rode in presidential motorcade the day JFK was assassinated has died at 89. He served 42 years in Congress from southeast Texas until he was one of the casualties of the Republican surge in 1994:
    He supported civil rights bills, refused to sign the segregationist "Southern manifesto" in 1956, helped write the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 that banned racial segregation.[...]

    Brooks also had alienated gun owners for supporting a ban on assault weapons and abortion opponents for his support of abortion rights.

  • Hillary Clinton gets thumbs-up for 2016:
    Fifty-seven percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll say they’d back a run by Clinton to succeed Barack Obama, vs. 37 percent opposed. That includes a broad gender gap—66 percent support for Clinton among women, dropping to 49 percent among men.
  • Mother Jones designates the worst state legislatures. Top of the list was Tennessee:
    MoJo's cutting-edge algorithm awards a 500-point bonus to any state legislature that inspires a news story with the phrase "gateway body parts" and "governor signs" in the same paragraph. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam accomplished the feat in May when he signed into law a new abstinence-only sex education program that critics warned would prohibit almost any discussion of sexual activity during sex ed.
    The others: Oklahoma, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Missouri.
  • Find out how Exxon hates your children.
  • A brief statistical look at stereotypical representation of women on television.
  • US Disappoints at Doha Climate Talks:
    When US President Barack Obama's climate envoy Todd Stern stood before reporters in Doha for the first time, he did what he has been doing for years: He lowered expectations.
    He said he doesn't believe there is a "different tone" in Washington when it comes to efforts to combat climate change. The US, he then claimed, "has done quite significant things" on the climate front "in the president's first four years." As examples, Stern cited improvements in building insulation as well as federal support for promoting renewable energies.

    But the message was clear: The US is unwilling to make significant concessions in the final days of this year's global climate conference.

  • Why Don't Parents Name Their Daughters Mary Anymore?
    So what does the Mary trend mean? First, it's the growing cultural value of individuality, which leads to increasing diversity. People value names that are uncommon. When Mary last held the number-one spot, in 1961, there were 47,655 girls given that name. Now, out of about the same number of total births, the number-one name (Sophia) was given only 21,695 times. Conformity to tradition has been replaced by conformity to individuality. Being number one for so long ruined Mary for this era.
  • Jazz legend Dave Brubeck has died just one day short of his 92nd birthday.
  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show: continuing attacks on Susan Rice; too soon to ponder 2016?; new PPP poll on Gop nuttery, and of course; more on filibuster reform. In particular, does the 2005 nuclear option fight compare to today's filibuster reform? And why do editorial writers, misty-eyed for the days of the "Gang of 14" agreement, forget it enshrined the right to change the rules by majority vote? Finally, the NYT investigation into the value and efficacy of government incentives to business.

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  •  Baby names: (5+ / 0-)

    My name, Elisabeth, never gets old, at least the version spelled w/ "Z," which became the traditional spelling after Queen Elizabeth, before her reign, Elisabeth was regularly spelled with an "S." While I enjoy being unique, my parents definitely caused me problems, I always have to correct people.

    It's not easy being a Floridian: PS I'm a lawYER now; no longer a lawSTUDENT.

    by lawstudent922 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:06:21 PM PST

    •  The diminishment of "Mary" (3+ / 0-)
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      nellgwen, blueoregon, lawstudent922

      might also be a recognition of the cultural diversity of the country -- while "Mary" might be declining in popularity, you'll still find a large number of "Maria"s in the Hispanic community.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:19:40 PM PST

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    •  my mother named me 'emilie' (1+ / 0-)
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      lawstudent922

      in 1969. not a popular name, not a popular spelling.  could never buy any pre-made personalized things because if you could find it,  they always spelled it 'emily'.

      then the name EXPLODED in popularity some time in the '90s....all i heard for 10 years there were mothers exasperatedly yelling my name.  it was depressing :(  

      "What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say"~Ralph Waldo Emerson

      by 73rd virgin on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:46:05 PM PST

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      •  My name was relatively uncommon (3+ / 0-)

        for my time -- Roberta. It wasn't until I was in 8th grade that I met another one, a girl who'd just moved into our school district. And yes, I can never find anything with my name on it -- always have to "special order". And for some reason, people would confuse my name with "Rebecca" so I got called that a lot.

        (I was actually named for my father -- he was Robert Franklin, I was Roberta Lynn. Probably just one of the reasons I was so devastated at his death when I was 11...)

        "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

        by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:52:37 PM PST

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        •  You and me both. (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          73rd virgin

          My name is Terese.
          There's nothing out there with that name, nothing.

          "Too much. There's too much fucking perspective now." David St. Hubbins

          by nellgwen on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:58:09 PM PST

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          •  roberta lynn, and terese (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            nellgwen

            beautiful names :)  

            and perhaps it isn't by accident that people tend more toward unique names when the internet allows us to order personalized things that don't have to be pre-made with common names and spellings :)  

            "What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say"~Ralph Waldo Emerson

            by 73rd virgin on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:35:08 PM PST

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        •  before the late 80s/early 90s (0+ / 0-)

          i knew 2 other emilys personally, and had heard of emily post and emily dickinson, and that was it.  you had roberta flack--she was awesome :)))

          "What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say"~Ralph Waldo Emerson

          by 73rd virgin on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:36:43 PM PST

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    •  My name is unusually spelled, too. (2+ / 0-)
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      wintergreen8694, lawstudent922

      But lately I'm seeing more Jenifers -- maybe my mother started a trend 57 years ago.

      If I'd been blessed with children, and if one of those children had been a girl, her name would have been Mary.  As George M. Cohan observed, it's a grand old name.

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:02:21 PM PST

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    •  Try being a Cathy whose name is spelled (1+ / 0-)
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      lawstudent922

      Cathryn.

      "Katherine?"  
      "No."
      "Catherine?"
      "No."
      Catheryn?"
      "No."
      "Katheryn?"
      "No!  Look, just put me down as Sykes."
      "Sikes?"
      "No."
      "Skies?"
      "No!"
      "Skikies?"
      "NO! No, no, no.....Look, just use 'Hey, you!' I'm fine with that. Really."

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:13:31 PM PST

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  •  I'm part of the 57% (3+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen, side pocket, Jeremimi

    I hope Hillary runs in 2016.

  •  Chopped (2+ / 0-)
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    homo neurotic, CJB

    I confess to liking the Chopped show on FoodTV. Mostly ambitious young chefs displaying incredible creativity. The rest of FoodTV is pretty much a joke with the "serious" shows now on the Cooking Channel. Now I'm hungry.

    •  the spouse and i dig lots as well (0+ / 0-)

      funny -- we just last week started revisiting queer eye for the straight guy, which recently showed up among nexflix's streamable fare.

      we love ted allen a whole bunch. and, as unapologetic (adoptive) bay area foodie types, we find "chopped" to be at times edge of your seat gripping (zOMG! how are they gonna make an entree with pork rinds, fruit roll-ups, a can of black beans, and a durian fruit?!?)

      "everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey." -john lennon

      by homo neurotic on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:12:02 PM PST

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    •  It's at its best (0+ / 0-)

      when there's someone totally loathsome on.  I suppose it says more about me than I'd like that I love rooting for someone to get the cleaver. :-)

      Can you call yourself a real liberal if you aren't reading driftglass?

      by CJB on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:02:27 PM PST

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  •  gangnam style ... (0+ / 0-)

    ...this is being taken into ever more surreal territory on a seemingly daily basis.

    this, via raw story. teh strange display begins at about 0:40. not sure how close to true gangnam style form this is. catfood watuzi may be more apropos.

    "everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey." -john lennon

    by homo neurotic on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:08:24 PM PST

  •  Took five. RIP (8+ / 0-)

    Pardon our dust. Sig line under renovation.

    by Crashing Vor on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:09:08 PM PST

    •  Time Out was my favorite album (5+ / 0-)

      back in the '60s. Loved Brubeck and Paul Desmond.

    •  Brubeck was quite a human being as well as (9+ / 0-)

      a stellar musician.
      I knew he had marched for Civil Rights but didn't know he'd formed one of the first integrated bands in the U.S. Army until Burns "Jazz" was aired. I was delighted to learn he cancelled several concert dates because of segregation and one TV appearance because his black bass player was not be shown on camera. Not standard fare for white, privileged musicians of his heyday.

      •  Thanks Dave (4+ / 0-)

        Man, did you watch that vid? Those cats could play. He had to get some color in his bands just to stay "up" (hep cats know what I mean).

        I'm retired, but I'll never forget as a child musician learning about the madness that was Take Five. Strangely, I understood what it meant even then and never forgot. And the tune was already many years old at the time. Talk about leaning forward.

        Now jazz is rife with odd meters owed to this one tune and this one man....oh and all those Africans ;)
         

      •  One of the first completely integrated concerts (2+ / 0-)
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        714day, jazzmaniac

        in Houston, and perhaps The first, was when Brubeck played the old auditorium in the mid-50s. No one complained because if you were down with Jazz, integration was cool too. My older brother was in a high school jazz band and let little bro tag along. I think if my other wise somewhat progressive parents had known it was integrated (meaning Black people weren't restricted to the balcony), their fear of trouble from the rednecks and police (same thing) would have made us stay home.

        I'd tip you but they cut off my tip box. The TSA would put Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad on the no-fly list.

        by OHdog on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 02:00:21 PM PST

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      •  I also remember in Burns' documentary, (2+ / 0-)
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        Ed Tracey, 714day

        Brubeck recounting how, as a small boy, his rancher father had taken him to a store for some supplies.  He introduced him to an elderly black man who worked at the store, asking him to show his young son the brand on his skin, which he received after having been born a slave.  Brubeck's father explained to his son how the man had been considered, not the son of his mother and  father, but the property of their owners.
        Brubeck was overcome with tears as he related this.  You could feel the fundamental humanity of the man.

        100% of America's dogs delighted with election results.

        by jazzmaniac on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:02:55 PM PST

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  •  Indian head test card. (0+ / 0-)

    Does anyone have some insight as to why the figurative fellow was included on the test card?
    Wiki has the who/what/where & how, but no why. Am I showing my age?

  •  Understatement - US Disappoints at Climate Talks (4+ / 0-)

    All I will say is follow Amy Goodman's Democracy Now for the low down. She is reporting from Doha putting a spotlight on the situation as usual. I'm too pissed to say anything more.

  •  Maybe I shouldnt be, but I'm surprised (1+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen

    support for marijuana legalization is larger than support for marriage equality. At least according to the Quinnipiac poll.

    But there is still a huge shift towards marriage equality in that poll over the last few years.

  •  Father of a Mary here (1+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen

    She's 5.  Named after her aunt, also Mary.  Think I have a couple of Aunt Marys as well (Irish Catholic family, natch).

    Actually, I am a lawyer. But not yours. www.mackennalaw.com

    by Rob Mac K on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:22:03 PM PST

  •  :) (1+ / 0-)
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    OLinda
    Before infomercials were invented, television stations actually went off the air for a few hours each night.

    "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16

    by kestrel9000 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:23:01 PM PST

    •  Station must have been owned (1+ / 0-)
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      kestrel9000

      by McClatchy at the time, according to the spouse, with the use of the "Bee".

      Some  were actually quite elaborate, but all followed the same pattern -- I think the station identification was actually required at some time during the day by FCC rule, so they'd stick it in with the station signoff.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:43:16 PM PST

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  •  WHAT!!!??? FLORIDUH # 6???!!! we should be (3+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen, sow hat, wintergreen8694

    NUMBER1!!!!!

    I mean geeez..

    stand your ground

    privatize prisons

    NO to Obama care

    attorney general Faux darling

    geez come on mother Jones

    what gives??

    FLA # !
    FLA # 1!!!!

    "You can't think and surf at the same time" Yogi Surfdog

    by surfdog on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:23:53 PM PST

  •  In the alternate reality: Pearl Harbor Bombed (4+ / 0-)

    Obama sends sternly worded letter.

    Yep, once again the US sits on its hands on climate.  So much for people looking back at this at the time when we started to heal the planet.  More like this is the time when we kicked the can down the road.  "ooh, we've got better insulation and we inflate our tires now!"  Yeah, great, maybe the US can be only one and a half times less energy effecient than any other industrialized economy instead of twice as bad.  Gee, we'd love to save that nice little planet you've got there, but we're busy diggling around over curtains, so we can't actually do anything constructive because Boehner.

    Disappointment doesn't even begin to cover it.

    Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

    by Mindful Nature on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:25:53 PM PST

  •  What's in a Name? (0+ / 0-)

    Modern invented names are dumb, and the trendy moment of naming will give way to time, revealing the dumbness.  My son-in-law's neices are Madison and Montana, cute enough names.  I call them Waukesha and Idaho to make a point.  The invented names with invented spellings are even more dumber (yes, I know): Kheshonn or Jermichaell and the like strike the ear with a foreignness that demeans the holder, so I believe. That which we call a rose by any other name would be just plain dumb.  Rant over.

    •  Of course, unique names (2+ / 0-)
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      side pocket, nellgwen

      can make it a lot easier on teachers -- my oldest niece has been faced with classrooms filled with Justins and Jessicas way too many times, needing to find a way to distinguish between students when distributing praise or discipline. I think that entered into her mind when naming her daughters -- Summer and Riley. My other niece named my first great-nephew Brayden -- now that's a name you hopefully don't hear every day.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:32:13 PM PST

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      •  I remember when every young woman (0+ / 0-)

        seemed to be named either Brooke or Nicole.  Then Britney (various spellings) was everywhere for awhile.  Now Bella, an old, old, old name, is resurgent thanks to the "Twilight" craze.
        Eventually the trendy names all fade.

        100% of America's dogs delighted with election results.

        by jazzmaniac on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:08:51 PM PST

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    •  I have a five-year-old first cousin (0+ / 0-)

      named "Rylee".  As my father remarked, "the poor little bitch will have to spell that out for everyone for the rest of her life."

      •  My spouse is Mark (1+ / 0-)
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        nellgwen

        and I still have to spell it out, since there are many "Marc"s with a C instead of a K.

        And I still get the "how do you spell that" when I say Roberta -- I simply go "It's Robert with an A at the end" and they usually get it right. (My nickname as a child was Bobbie, but invariably it gets spelled with a Y which is the boy's variant so I dropped it in my 20s finally.)

        "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

        by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:56:11 PM PST

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    •  Aren't ALL names invented? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      navajo

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:19:36 PM PST

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    •  all names were invented (0+ / 0-)

      at some time-- maybe 1,000s of years ago, but at one point, someone was probably grumbling about that dang new-fangled "Mary" name.

  •  I remember when radio stations (3+ / 0-)
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    OLinda, DRo, side pocket

    also went off air late at night, at least one night a week -- those off-air periods were necessary in order for work to be done on the transmitters.

    One of my favorite classical music pieces is Stravinsky's Pastorale, which was played by classical station KDFC as part of their midnight sign off:

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

    by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:27:05 PM PST

  •  Mr. Burns explains the fiscal cliff (2+ / 0-)
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    this just in, Thor Heyerdahl

    No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

    by fab 3 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:27:32 PM PST

  •  NEW! (1+ / 0-)
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    dansk47

    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

    by Lefty Coaster on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:34:53 PM PST

  •  goodbye jack (1+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades

    Thank u for ure link to the story about Jack Brooks. I am from the galveston area and he was my rep for many years. Back then we called ourselves liberals and he was certanitly one of us.

  •  MB, where do you find this stuff? (4+ / 0-)
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    Cali Scribe, nellgwen, DRo, Meteor Blades

    Sure I remember all of those things in the list of disappearing sounds. Hell my Grandparents phone number was 395.

    I remember working in Algeria in the early 80's when you could direct dial France - maybe - on a rotary dial telephone, and it would take you maybe 20 attempts with say a 14 digit number on a rotary dial, and your finger hurt for days afterwards.

    Then I would get back to Paris where take 5 was the staple in every jazz club in town.

  •  RIP Dave Brubeck (6+ / 0-)

    I still listen to Time Out at least once a week.  Blue Rondo a la Turk always awakens something in me.  My first concert, when I was about 4, was Dave Brubeck Quartet at the park on a wonderful summer day.  

    RIP my youth - I know everyone of those 11 sounds- I really am getting old...

    -6.25 -5.3 If I ever leave this world alive The madness that you feel will soon subside...

    by dansk47 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:38:26 PM PST

  •  The fact that Michigan's legslature is not on that (3+ / 0-)
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    side pocket, Meteor Blades, Just Bob

    list tells you volumes. Today, they're working hard to change that.

    "(We need) a government of the many, not a government of the money." - Nancy Pelosi

    by ScottyUrb on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:42:00 PM PST

  •  In Regard To The Comic (0+ / 0-)

    The result: a Papa John's Pizza

    The Republican Party is Simply a Coalition of Greed and Hate

    by kerplunk on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:47:31 PM PST

  •  Well up until a few years ago I had a coffee (1+ / 0-)
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    winsock

    percolator.
     It really makes superior coffee, better than a Mr. Coffee type machine. My friend gave it to me, her mother gave it to her. And when it quit working I was very sad.
     I got so tired of buying coffee makers that would stop working every 2 years.
     I went on line to look at coffee percolators. And as soon as I fell in love with one the reviews of buyers would pan them.
      I don't mind that they are more expensive, but I want them to work for a long time for that money.
      So I switched to a French Press, they always work.

      The one sound that they forgot is the siren they used to sound off everyday at 12 o'clock noon.  I remember that very well.
      I've decided that the Food Network cooking shows such as Chopped are to cooking as Roman Gladiators are to sport.
      And the judges are as smug as sanctimonious as a Caesar that would give thumbs up or down. How many people have to cut themselves or fall down because they are too rushed before they go, whoops maybe this is unsafe?
      And they make up the rules as they go along.
      If you break a rule and they like you, you get to advance.
      If those shows were on any other network there would be a Congressional hearing about it. It' borders on the Quiz Show scandals in my opinion.
      What a great movie, Quiz Show.

    "Too much. There's too much fucking perspective now." David St. Hubbins

    by nellgwen on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:50:05 PM PST

    •  I remember the monthly tests (2+ / 0-)
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      winsock, nellgwen

      of the old air raid sirens, long after the Cuban Missile Crisis ended. Can't remember when I last heard them -- 80s? 90s? -- but there was the steady horn, followed by the one that was kind of a "swooping" multitone. (Guess they're still used as tornado warnings in some parts of the country, but not around here.)

      Some of those food shows should include a disclaimer, "Please don't try this at home".

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:03:21 PM PST

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  •  Now I've heard everything (1+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen

    Well, at least all of those sounds that certify my license as an old timer. :)

    I also remember way way back, local AM radio stations would once a day or something utter this: "We now pause briefly for broadcast pattern adjustment" (followed by about 2 seconds of dead air). That phrase is burned into my skull. Maybe it was just one station, or maybe it was a Canadian thing. I suppose it had something to do with the analog equipment of the day needing an occasional tweek.

    Psst! Meet me at the Electoral College campus. The baggers will never find it!

    by lotac on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:06:53 PM PST

  •  Exxon hates your children. (0+ / 0-)

    No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

    by fab 3 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:20:59 PM PST

  •  Is anyone else having trouble with the site (1+ / 0-)
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    AZ Sphinx Moth

    today, or is it just me.  The comments section comes up funny and I can't rec any diaries, only comments, oh and that "rate all" box appears after the little circles for rec'ing a comment or giving it a donut.  Just need to know if it's me, and if anyone has any suggestions on what to do about it?

    "They love the founding fathers so much they will destroy everything they created and remake it in Rush Limbaughs image." MinistryofTruth, 9/29/11

    by AnnieR on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:31:57 PM PST

  •  RIP Jack Brooks, one of the finest we've ever had. (1+ / 0-)
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    christianlsv

    When Texans shine, they outshine!

  •  Best TV sign-off ever (2+ / 0-)
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    jazzmaniac, Thor Heyerdahl

    Rick Moranis as Mel Torme riffing on the Star Spangled Banner for SCTV.  You're welcome:

    I don't know what's been trickling down, but it hasn't been pleasant---N. Pelosi

    by Russycle on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 02:56:27 PM PST

  •  Marijuana: Men heavily outpacing women.. (0+ / 0-)

    ..on supporting a progressive policy? Is that a first?

    Also, why do we bother with these climate conferences? Nobody concedes anything or agrees to do anything that matters. Nothing will change. We'll just have to ride out the storm and prepare for worse than the worst-case scenario (and hope that isn't global extinction).

  •  Should I be frightened or disappointed (0+ / 0-)

    that Florida only made it to #6 on the list?

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 04:13:45 PM PST

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