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|REPOST: How I Almost Brought Down Pinochet With My Swiss Army Knife
On this 40th anniversary of the coup in Chile, I thought I'd repost a diary I wrote here back in 2006 about an encounter I'd had with Pinochet. It happened in 1988, when the dictator was trying to ...
|Adam Kokesh, of the Open Carry March on DC, arrested at Philly marijuana rally
Adam Kokesh, last seen here in this diary by Clytemnestra as organizer of the ill-conceived July 4th Open Carry March on Washington (or, as Clytemnestra called it, the What The Fuck Could Possibly ...
|GOP official: Romney 'can be anything you want him to be.'
In yet another round of "with friends like this, who needs enemies,' Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason had this to say about Mitt Romney : “A lot of people see him as a moderate, ...
|With apologies to Paul Simon: "It's just a quirk in the law"
Silly I know, but from the very moment I heard that phrase "a quirk in the law" as the Romney campaign's response to the Boston Globe article exposing his lies about his tenure at Bain Capital, my ...
|Jonah Goldberg Inflates His Credentials...Again!
Here's a blast from the past, from Daily Kos on January 28th, 2008: Jonah Goldberg's faux Pultizer "nomination" It seems back when conservative blatherer Goldberg's earlier book Liberal Fascism ...
|Will Regnery Publishing Make Little Children Cry?
Right-wing attack dog Regnery Publishing has announced plans to launch a children's imprint. Regnery's stable of writers for its adult division includes such deep thinkers as Ann Coulter, Mark ...
|Occupy Philly Day One Photoblog
Philadelphia joined the #OccupyWallStreet movement yesterday as #OccupyPhilly got underway. Today'...
|Andrew Breitbart's Jewish Problem
I thought it might be a good time to point out some curious edits to Andrew Breitbart's recent book 'Righteous Indignation.' I happen to have one of the Advance Readers Copies shipped out to ...
|DKos Travel Board Travel News Digest
The DKos Travel Board will be bringing you an occasional round-up of news from the intersection of travel, politics and environment. ...
|Book Review (and daydream list): Authentic Ecolodges
Ah, ecotourism! Something to dream about: Adventuring in lush natural settings while conserving the environment and benefiting the locals... Aaugh, ecotourism! Something to argue about: Flying ...
|Barnes & Noble Guts its Book Buyer/Merchandising Department
Certainly, the book biz is undergoing rapid changes these days, with publishers and book merchandisers grappling with the rise of e-books. Still, it’s hard to understand the thinking ...
|Pa. GOP candidates can't resist their inner teabag
Pennsylvania is home to some of the top races in the upcoming election cycle, including contests for Governor and Senator. This state is always a challenge for candidates, with its dual voter ...
|Blockbuster Revelations in Karl Rove's New Memoir
Karl Rove's eagerly anticipated tell-all "Courage and Consequence" is being released today, and it wastes no time in laying out the blockbuster revelations. Only four paragraphs in, we learn that ...
|Everything We Know About the Human Race is About To Change!
At least that's what we're promised by the good people at Little, Brown publishers. They've sent word to the bookselling industry that they will be releasing a top-secret, triple hush-hush book on ...
|'Slumdog Millionaire' opens in India, and here is the reaction
The film 'Slumdog Millionaire' has been drawing lots of great reviews from both critics and fans since it opened in the United States last year. This Dickensian blend of gritty urban slum realism ...
|Two Book Reviews for Inauguration Eve
Tonight is feeling really good, Kossacks. Earlier today I was surprised to experience a renewed surge of anger and disgust towards George W. Bush and all he has wrought over the past eight years. ...
|Some Straight Talk for John "POW" McCain
Congratulations, John McCain. You have managed to turn an act of strength and bravery 40 years ago into an emblem of your shame and cowardice today. There are thousands of soldiers who have ...
|Barnes & Noble Cancels Order for pro-Obama Book
There's a bit of a hissy fit going on in the bookselling world over the imminent release of Robert Kuttner's book "Obama's Challenge: ...
|'Swiftboat' author's anti-Obama book out tomorrow; here's a sneak peek
The Obama Nation , by 'Swiftboat coauthor Jerome Corsi, is hitting bookstores tomorrow. I've been browsing through an advance copy, and thought I would offer up a sneak peek. My primary ...
|John McCain wants to give me a mansion!!
John McCain was in the Philadelphia suburbs the other night, and and he went way beyond promising a chicken in every pot: ...
|Early Look at Doug Feith's New Book o' BS
Tomorrow is the release date for Doug Feith's War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of ...
|Farewell to Polaroid Film
Production of the iconic Polaroid Instant camera--point, shoot and shake--has already ceased over the past couple years, but now Polaroid has ...
|Feminisms: One Woman's Story
Last month I volunteered to take another Feminisms slot in January, though this time without any real topic. Although I’ve had my antennae alert for any political and/or cultural news that ...
|Thanks, Bernanke, for making me poorer
So, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signals that the Fed will be cutting interest rates again, ...
|Circuit Loses Biz After Laying Off Workers
Hey everyone! Remember THIS bit of news from last March? A new plan for layoffs at ...
|Penciling in My 2008 Calendar
Ah, my 2008 Harvard Planner arrived today. It is my preferred desk agenda, and this fresh paginated slab of goal-setting and time-...
|Book Review: Naomi Wolf's Powerful Call to Arms
Now arriving in bookstores is Naomi Wolf's The End of America , and I recommend it most ...
|The O. J. Simpson Midnight Madness Party
We here at Big Chain Bookstore know when we've goofed. Yes, we initially said we would not be carrying the O.J. Simpson ...
|Protesting at Private Homes: The Argentine 'Escrache'
A couple weeks ago, there was a lot of controversy stirred up when Mike Stark confronted Bill O'Reilly at his home, posted ...
|The Unbearable Impatience for Progress
Back from YearlyKos, feeling the drumbeat of excitement over all the possibilities that unfolded there, though also feeling a bit overwhelmed and unfocused about what to do next. But I'm sure that ...
|I Hate Air Conditioning
I hate air conditioning. I hate the feel of it, I hate the smell of it, I hate the sound of it. I certainly hate the electricity-devouring environmental destructiveness of it. I know there are ...
|My Pre-YearlyKos Jitters
Zounds! Only three weeks until YKos II, and I'm excited. Last year was an incredible experience...dare I say life-changing? Dare i say country-changing? Well, yes, I do dare say it. Or at least ...
|Philly Developer Threatens Bloggers w Lawsuit
Actually, it's not bloggers yet. Real estate developer Samir Benakmoume has threatened legal action against a mere message board because he didn't like the fact that people were ...
|Vital Homeland Security Exercise This Sunday!
I woke up in the middle of the night last night, seized with the fear that the 75 rolls of duct tape in my Department of Homeland Security-...
|Feminisms: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
They call themselves "permanently pregnant." They've been pregnant now for thirty long years. It's not what the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo imagined for themselves in 1977. Back then, they were ...
|Maybe Bush Can't Flee to Paraguay After All
Maybe Bush won't find Paraguay so appealing after even that corrupt and undemocratic country manages to elect a leftist candidate as president. You've no doubt heard the unproven rumors of the Bush ...
|Non-troll Diary to discuss NJ Gov. Corzine's Injuries
I'm throwing up a quickie, non-regulation diary to let people know that New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine suffered serious injuries in an auto accident this evening. The only diary relating the news ...
|Book Review: Vic Gold's "Invasion of the Party-Snatchers"
Here I am, once again using my bookstore employment to check out the latest new releases. Several weeks ago, I held my nose and offered a two-part tour of Tom Delay's No Retreat, No ...
|I based a Philly vote decision on a YouTube video
This diary is inspired by a Front Page Diary by Kos yesterday: "Get off my lawn!" . In that diary, Kos skewered Stuart Rothenberg for ...
|I read Tom Delay's new book (so you don't have to) Part 2
Yes, thanks to working in a bookstore, I get to peruse terrible books without having to buy them, or even sullying my library borrowing record. And so, at the risk of sacrificing my sanity, I've ...
|I read Tom Delay's new book (so you don't have to) Part 1
You know Tom Delay's new book, No Retreat, No Surrender is going to be a disgusting defense of radical conservatism. You know it's going to paint liberalism as an evil, godless threat to ...
|Feminisms: The OTHER Right to Choose - Childlessness and Sterilization
My contribution to the Feminisms series tonight dovetails with last week's diary by Uniongal , so in some ways we’ll be ...
|4 saLe cHeep: Yellow Ribbon Magnets
In an article in today's Financial Times (on the front page, no less), we read that sales of those Yellow Ribbon ...
|New Political Disappearances in Argentina
I wrote a diary last July passing along the thoughts of a friend of mine from Argentina regarding the trial ...
|Howard Fineman: "Bush Looked Scared"
Here's Harold Fineman's quickie take on Bush's speech, just posted on MSNBC: George W. Bush spoke with all the ...
|How I Almost Brought Down Pinochet With My Swiss Army Knife
I once had the chance to take down the dictator of Chile with my Swiss Army knife. In the heat of the moment, the idea was indeed tantalizing; I had visions of statues erected and plazas named in ...
|A YearlyKos Memory to inspire GOTV||DebtorsPrison||10/31/2006||6||10||-||-|
|Phila. Inquirer endorses mostly Dems even with new Repub publishers||DebtorsPrison||10/25/2006||14||6||-||15|
|More Fun in Philly With "English-Only" Geno's Cheesesteaks!||DebtorsPrison||10/24/2006||34||9||-||48|
|We're Winning the War on Tourism!||DebtorsPrison||10/05/2006||7||8||1||2|
|Beware Diary Hypnosis, or GET OUT AND DO SOMETHING!!||DebtorsPrison||10/04/2006||8||9||-||6|
|Rumsfeld Floats Venezuela as New Target for Our 'War on Terror'||DebtorsPrison||10/02/2006||78||32||-||8|
|PA-07: Phila. Inquirer analysis of Sestak-Weldon dead heat||DebtorsPrison||09/30/2006||10||11||-||9|
|Justice After 30 Years..A Friend Emails From Argentina||DebtorsPrison||07/08/2006||12||14||-||16|
|May now has third-highest US casualties in Iraq||DebtorsPrison||05/29/2004||8||-||-||-|
|Chalabi: Romance Novel Version||DebtorsPrison||05/23/2004||3||-||-||-|
|On the Question of Enough Troop Strength||DebtorsPrison||05/06/2004||-||-||-||-|
|Secret Service Investigates High School Art Project||DebtorsPrison||04/29/2004||5||-||-||-|
|"Perhaps You'd like me to Hold Your D*ck for You, Too?"||DebtorsPrison||04/29/2004||2||-||-||-|
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