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Top Comments: Cinco de Mayo Edition
::Pours margaritas for everyone here at Top Comments tonight:: It's Cinco de Mayo ! What does that mean other than we all drink tequila and eat tacos? Follow me below the orange burrito after a ...
brillig 05/05/2015 56
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 1st Tuesday--Absorbing a Loss
My mother and our friend at my husband's and my wedding. As is often the case, I've composed a poem about what has been uppermost in my mind lately, having attended the memorial service for a ...
Kit RMP 05/05/2015 14
A Body Camera Won't Bring a Dead Boy to Life Nor Revoke a License to Kill.
Police pull up suddenly on some young black men. One of them runs. A cops gives chase. "Shots fired." One more dead. "I feared for my life." This is a script that is running on loopback in cities ...
jpmassar 05/05/2015 47
GUS: Happy Cinco de Mayo!! w/ Recipes
I'm just going to be able to post an open thread. You'll have to buy your own beer and burritos, sorry. Finishing up work and off to CA tomorrow a.m. Have a happy day!!! GUS (Gave Up Smoking) ...
gchaucer2 05/05/2015 43
Top Comments: Non-Christian Christians
For decades now whenever I see intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, homophobia or the like it's almost certainly coming from someone who claims to be a "good, God fearing Christian". From the haters ...
Puddytat 05/04/2015 106
Monday Murder Mystery: 2015 Agatha & Edgar Award winners
On April 29th, in New York City, the Mystery Writers of America announced the 2015 Edgar Award winners. A Monday Murder Mystery (MMM) diary with all of the nominees can be ...
Susan Grigsby 05/04/2015 22
GUS Monday 5-4-15 Open Thread
Hello Everyone! GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If ...
Portia Elm 05/04/2015 28
Top Comments: Never Doubt... Edition
Tonight was my last teaching a class that I'll tell you a story about over the orange croissant and after a word from our sponsor... Here at Top Comments we strive to nourish community by ...
brillig 05/03/2015 46
On May 19 a much better Democrat for the Senate in DailyKos HQ backyard
A special election on May 19 will determine whether Susan Bonilla or Steve Glazer gets to be a California Senator representing the 7th Senate district. Susan came 2nd in the March 17th primary.
Shockwave 05/03/2015 6
GUS: Cop Out Open Thread w/ Recipes
Hello, my GUSlovelies!!! I've already gotten two loads of laundry on the line before 8:00 a.m., fed the office cat, picked up chewed up stuff left over from Chance the Office Dog and have to clean ...
gchaucer2 05/03/2015 63
Top Comments: CHKDSK Edition
So... my laptop decided it HAD to fail to boot, hang on startup, amd then demanded we CHKDSK. Needless to say, TC is delayed a bit so thank you for your patience. Follow me below the dingledoodle ...
brillig 05/02/2015 60
Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
The end is near. By this I mean that I'm entering the home stretch of this year's six week long experiment in reprinting old diaries as I lurch grimly toward Kalamazoo. The paper is partially done,
Ellid 05/02/2015 23
R.I.P. A Garden Grew in Oakland Today.
Oscar Grant Plaza filled Saturday afternoon with a couple hundred people come to the first #BlackSpring event in Oakland. The organizers came up with a great idea, an its already spread across the ...
jpmassar 05/02/2015 9
You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Banned Book News I linked to an earlier story on this in a previous YCRT! diary, but here's more ...
pwoodford 05/02/2015 7
Top Comments: Non-Story Story of the Week Edition
Chrislove 05/01/2015 44
Books Go Boom!   Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
Brecht 05/01/2015 69
From Oakland to Baltimore. Labor & Community Against Police Terror on May Day.
A simple tweetpic essay. from the 510 to the 410 pic.twitter.com/3EhcbjcnWw — m4rg1n4L (@marg1nal) May 1, 2015 Putting the final touches on chalk art at Oscar Grant Plaza before the march ...
jpmassar 05/01/2015 6
GUS Friday Morning Open Thread
Good morning, wow, charges in Freddie Gray's death. Amazing. GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions ...
flumptytail 05/01/2015 28
Books In My Life: The Lure of Murder
The other day, I was perusing our Netflix watchlist for movies to stream as well as the Recently Watched list and then all the Because You Watched This, You Might Like This suggestions, and I turned ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/01/2015 9
Top Comments: The Sound and the Fury
But First, A Word From Our ...
Steven Payne 04/30/2015 56
Write On! Cheez-Its and Genre
Hello, writers. Write On! has returned now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope that will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. I mentioned last week ...
SensibleShoes 04/30/2015 108
Her stance on TPP = none. People! She is just another Elitist!
HRC dodges the question about what her stance on TPP is. Ed Schultz Blasts Hillary Clinton's Stance On TPP by Rising ...
DKAtoday 04/30/2015 188
Daily Kos and coalition partners deliver 160,000+ signatures to Nancy Pelosi against Fast Track
Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco chief of staff Dan Bernal meets with Daily Kos, CREDO Action, Sum of Us, Electronic Frontier Foundation & Corporate Accountability ...
Paul Hogarth 04/30/2015 14
Top Comments: A Session at The Hole in the Wall Edition
(Sorry for the length but it wanted to give you as clear an idea about how much thought was put into trying to make it as anti-hospital like and normal as possible.) Last month, I wrote about the ...
cohenzee 04/29/2015 26
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. There are often ...
cfk 04/29/2015 87
Top Comments: When the State of Mississippi banned Sesame Street
But First, A Word From Our ...
Steven Payne 04/28/2015 68
Appetite For Blather: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
You have no one but you to blame if you cannot hear the sky. When the air is jelled and cloying, the phone book will not open. Soil packs too hard for fingernails, too soft for pails and shovels. ...
ruleoflaw 04/28/2015 14
GUS: Internet Frozeding Again Open Thread
Good morning GUSaroos. Our fantastic Frontier interwebz, maintained by Philosophy and English majors who are handwriting their doctoral theses at work, is crapped up again. Two salesman actually ...
gchaucer2 04/28/2015 33
Top Comments: Saying Good Bye to Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart's announcement that his last night on the Daily Show will be August 6 has started a mourning process. He's seemed so incredibly perfect for the show and engaged a young audience into ...
Puddytat 04/27/2015 51
Top Comments: Sleep Number Edition
At this very moment I'm sure at least a few of you are scratching your head, thinking "Brillig's writing? How the h-ll did it get to be Tuesday?! Huh? It's still Sunday? Dammit, I need more sleep...
brillig 04/26/2015 73
LGBT Literature: We Are Everywhere (and a call for writers)
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
Chrislove 04/26/2015 14
GUS: Ruh Roh!!! Cawlifourneea w/ Recipes
Ok, here is my advice as to the return of Prohibition and extremely extreme G Men. Never talk to your sister and mother when sort of inebriated. If you do, you may end up like me -- taking a trip ...
gchaucer2 04/26/2015 39
Top Comments: Carbonara Edition
In tonight's installment of Chrislove is fucking exhausted from dissertation writing and has no idea what to write about Dinner with Chrislove, I'm making...drumroll...spaghetti alla carbonara! ...
Chrislove 04/25/2015 72
Research Rewind: Around the World With Clueless Tourists
A month from now, my captivity will all be over. That's because I'll have, God willing, finished my paper, driven out to Kalamazoo with Ysabel, delivered my paper, become part of the new troika in ...
Ellid 04/25/2015 34
Top Comments: Two very different videos about the same thing
Tonight I am featuring two videos about marriage equality that made me tear up for very different reasons. The first video I watched ...
Steven Payne 04/24/2015 69
GUS Friday Morning Open Thread
Good morning, I'm watching Extreme Homes again. I have an extreme home. It's extremely dirty. GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any ...
flumptytail 04/24/2015 58
Connect! Unite! Act! Dallas, KC, Roanoke, Bisbee & NYC Meet-up Info — Got Self-Help?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
smileycreek 04/24/2015 156
I Am Not A Troll
As a rule, I don't read the comments on my posts because generally saying anything that is contrary to the norms of a group invites hostility. Say what you will about my interpretation of history ...
Rose City Rose 04/23/2015 51

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