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|OU Parents: Your son IS a racist.
Dear Parents of SAE members, I understand all this came as a tremendous surprise to you. You think your son is a wonderful boy, and you can't bear the thought that others might not share your view.
Snowpiercer, a science fiction movie playing in limited release in the US is one of the best movies about class stratification I've ever seen. A short (no spoilers) synopsis: In the near future, ...
|Cycling: Road Rules
I've been meaning to write this for weeks, but I keep getting sidetracked thinking, "stupid things drivers do will get me killed one of these days!" And while I still maintain that the foremost ...
Yes, for some of us bike season is all year. But for many, this is the time of year you bring out the bike, lube it up, and get back out into the fresh air. And many who don't have a bike ...
|Are Political Parties Still Relevant post-McCutcheon?
It seems impossible to consider that people who embrace creationism, authoritarianism, racism, sexism and countless other negative "isms" could be our allies. But are our interests more closely ...
|Patriarchy, Conservatism, and Kind Masters
Tom P's excellent diary on conservative yearning for stories of kind masters summed up a lot of what I've observed in patriarchal families - ones where Father Knows Best. The kind, benevolent ...
|Monkeys and Income Inequality
This video , part of the TED series, has been making the rounds on facebook. To summarize for the video-impaired, the lecturer, Frans de Waal, a primatologist, ethologist, and professor of Primate ...
|Boston College: Students must stop dispensing condoms
It's not just Southern colleges that caught the crazy. Boston College threatens discipline against students distributing condoms . Boston College officials are threatening to take disciplinary ...
|Race (check one)
We went to the ER Friday night, for a long ordeal of tests and re-tests. My husband was having chest pains and we needed to get it checked out. Luckily, all the tests showed that he's fine but it'...
|Open Letter to Elizabeth Warren
I want you to beat Scott Brown. We need you in Washington, not just for Massachusetts, but for the country. Right now, both you and Sen. Brown are flooding the airwaves with ads. It's kind of ...
|Open Letter to Paula Deen
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Paula Deen, she has a cooking show on Food Network. She has a loud, brash personality and specializes in tempting but not particularly healthy treats. One ...
|Weightloss Kos: Holiday Edition!
Good news! Though I was annoyed to have weighed in at 186 on Sunday, it must have been water weight becuase I weighed in at 180 this morning. YAY!! My goal for year-end was to get to 179, the ...
|Weightloss Kos - It's that time of year again!
I am so fed up with myself. I have been lax and lazy and over-indulgent for far too long. Even now, when I'm participating in a "keep it off for the Holidays" challenge, I GAINED 3 pounds in the ...
|Have you heard of Paul Doty?
His obit wasn't major news, though it probably should have been because his life ...
|Verizon fires 40 workers, claiming strike violence
I doubt this will stand up in court. Out of tens of thousands of ...
We pretend that honesty and hard work are American values. But from the news this week, it's evident that this is mere pretense. We value football over the well-being of children. We value anger ...
|Hershey Exploiting Foreign Student Workers?
Hundreds of foreign students walked off their factory jobs in protest on ...
|Intro to Cycling: Have you gotten on a bike yet?
And now for a break from the whole fiasco playing out in DC: The Cycling Series Returns! I haven't posted a cycling diary in a while, so it's time to catch up. I ride my bike almost every day. I'...
|Weight loss catch-up
I haven't see much from Weight Loss Kos in the past few months, but wanted to check in about my personal struggles. I've lost about 70 ...
|Back in the saddle again
The bike saddle, that is. Two weeks ago I was on vacation, and last week I was on the injured list. It feels good to be back in the saddle.
|MA- WTF? House votes to restrict unions
Our governor's a Democrat. Our House and Senate are Democrat majorities. And they propose ...
|Intro to Cycling: Group Rides
Group rides are so much fun! It's a chance to meet others with your passion for cycling. It's a good way to discover new routes or explore new areas you might not venture into on your own. It's a ...
|Intro to Cycling: Rail Trails
I got so excited this week reading my issue of Rails to Trails Magazine , that I decided to buck the schedule and write about the ...
|BWOW: Biking While OverWeight
Is exercise a chore? Do you think “drat, I’ve got to go to the gym” Is it boring? When we were kids, we didn’t drag ourselves through exercise, we played. We had fun. For me, the key to ...
|Intro to Cycling
I posted this comment a few days ago, and now I'm ready to put my money where my mouth is. We should think about a series on cycling issues. * How to get started if you haven't ridden ...
|Sean Penn, Tony Bourdain, and Haiti
Last night's No Reservations , Anthony Bourdain's show on the Travel Channel, featured Haiti. If you missed it, there are clips ...
|WeightlossKos – Don’t Diet!
I’ve struggled with my weight all my life. I lost 100+ pounds at 22, then again at 36, then again at 40. Last May at 46, I looked at my wedding pictures with horror and started fresh. I’ve ...
|Breaking: 2,000 RI Teachers Fired
Union-Busting Hits Rhode Island in Providence with over 1,900 teachers getting pink ...
|Getting the hang of DK4
I'll admit it, this is a shameless throw-away diary. I'm planning a real diary entry later this week and I want to test drive.
|My Non-Political Husband
While watching a bunch of pre-election smear commercials sponsored by anonymous organizations looked at me and said, "WTF were the Supreme Court thinking? Didn't they know this would happen?" He ...
|Going Galt- A comedy
The names of the individuals and the organization have been changed. The hilarity is all true. We belong to a biking club. Most of the people in the group are very laid-back, fun people. We're ...
|Thanks for all the fish
Having grown up in Washington in the era of Watergate, I have always had a cynical approach to politics and politicians: there's no real difference between the parties; they're all corrupt; they're ...
|It's not easy being Green
Thanks Kermit! You're right, sometimes it's tough being different but there are always great things about being just who you really are. C is for cookie, that's good enough for me, too ...
As I posted last Friday , Hyatt hotels in Boston ...
|Hyatt Hotels Lay off Benefitted Housekeeping
Edited to add link to story I'm quoting. Hyatt Hotels Corp. laid ...
|Whole Foods - Has Anything Changed?
Remember the recent flap over CEO John McKey's Wall Street ...
|Kennedy Funeral liveblog - Daughter 1
Following Susan's liveblog , service is currently holy communion, with Placido Domingo ...
Whoever of you is pulling this "Orly Taitz" joke, it's not really funny any more. Yeah, yeah, Republicans are stupid, Republicans are gullible, Republicans will make stuff up to support their ...
|Why aren't Corporations Clamoring for Single Payer?
I think most corporations would prefer not to have to provide health insurance benefits for their employees. The costs of administration must be staggering. ...
|Banks Profiting from Unemployment
In the latest truth is stranger than fiction story,
|Food Alert: Mercury in HFCS
The Washington Post reports that high-fructose corn syrup contains mercury. ...
|One more hour
We can now start counting the final minutes of the catastrophic mistake that is the Bush Administration. The tv is on here at work, and the excitement is palatable. I know I'll cheer, I know I'll ...
No, I'm not just trolling for attention. I wanted to talk to you about science. Discover Magazine's Top 100 Science ...
|I contributed to the DNC and all I got
was this FABULOUS T-Shirt!!!
|MA Ballot Questions
There's been a lot of talk about CA Prop 8 (NO!), but not a lot of buzz about other state ballot questions. MA has ...
|Republicans don't want to win this.
I've suspected it for months. After all, the brand has been damaged by GWB, perhaps permanently. How can Republicans claim to be fiscally conservatives with the credit-card orgy of the past 8 years?
|Sticker Shock at the Grocery: Goodbye Generics
Doing my usually Saturday morning rounds: First Costco for the necessities, then the grocery store for the few luxurious items that are better or have a better selection from Stop & Shop; bananas, ...
|Republicans want Gephardt as Obama VP
In their latest " please don't throw us in that briar patch! " communication, a "key ...
|Happy Earth Day!
Ok, let's make a list: What are Kossacks doing to reduce their carbon footprint? What would we like to do? Why aren't we doing it all? For me it's a question of money. Most of my carbon-...
|Can Somebody Please Explain Billionaire Welfare?
My reaction to the Bear Stearns nonsense: Why the hell aren't the principals of the company, who have made billions off the company in recent years, not taking responsibility for pulling up their ...
|It's Women's Fault
This morning I heard two distinct messages that women are to blame for men's mistakes. The tricky thing is, the messages came from polar opposites on the political spectrum.
|Cherries for Change!
Buying votes with ice cream! I'm outraged! Criminal fat enablers Ben and ...
I live in New England and have a natural gas-fueled furnace. My heating bill was $290 last month. I suppose that if I replaced the furnace my heating costs would go down, but I can't afford the ...
|The Hilarity Continues - 3 Rs Standing
The main thing I was worried about yesterday is that McCain would sweep, effectively sealing the nomination. Then we'd be in a tough spot with all the Republican noise machine focused on our ...
|Cutting Back on Prescriptions
I have asthma. My doctor has prescribed albuterol for emergencies, Singulair for allergies, and Advair for daily reduction in symptoms. I'm lucky to have good health and prescription drug coverage.
|Democratic Victory, in more ways than one
What the media and nearly everyone else missed about NH was that it was a clear victory for Democrats. 497,883 total votes 282,334 Democrat (57%) 215,549 Republican (43%)
|Is Self-Sufficency a positive?
Lately I've been very attracted to the self-sufficency movement. Grow my own veggies! Raise hens for eggs! Put out a rain barrel! Ride my bike instead of driving! There are a lot of reasons this ...
|ISO: Second Job
I'm pretty middle America. I make less than $50K per year. I own my home. I have one car. A cat and a dog. I have a good job with benefits. I'm not making it. My first thoughts were: How ...
|25% of Homeless are Veterans.
As if we need something else to be ashamed of. Veterans make up one in ...
|Prescription drug cost benefit
My employer offers a pretty good selection of health-care coverage. Four HMO choices and six PPO choices. I used to get my prescriptions directly through the HMO I belong to. I've had no ...
|NYT: Home Insurers Canceling in East
Fearing Hurricanes, Insurance Cos cancel homeowner policies It is 1,200 miles from the ...
|Pootie Picture of the day
Note: this is not an attempt to replace, mourn, or otherwise cope with the loss of C&J. I would never claim to be as witty and charming as our dear BiPM. But a day without pooties is a day ...
|Petraeus and Crocker Report - Liveblog II
Hearings continue on the Petraeus Iraq Report. Gen. David Petraeus, Commander of the Multinational Forces Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, U.S. Amb. to Iraq, appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Cmte. ...
|LA Homeland Security Crash
Or, how fetching do I look in this tinfoil hat? My first thought when watching the news this weekend about the computer glitch ...
|Are Republicans drifting too far to the right?
The day you hear that on the morning news, I'll eat my hat. But on a nearly daily basis I hear "Are the Democratic candidates leaning too far left?" MSM claims Democrats are bending over backwards ...
|Republicans: Experts on Everything.
My few Republican friends have one thing in common: They know everything. They know more about global climate change than scientists. They know more about "socialized medicine" (as they call ...
|Food Supply Security: E Coli-tainted hamburger
Over the past few days there have been numerous stories about hamburger recalls around the country.
|Dang! I agree with Fred Phelps.
The US flag is a lovely thing, but it's not sacred. OMAHA, Neb. - A member of the Kansas group that has drawn criticism for protesting at soldiers' funerals has been arrested for ...
|Disease and Immigration: Senate Testimony
CSPAN coverage of HLS, CDC, and Andrew Speaker all saying "It's not my fault!" So far, they're all pointing fingers at ...
|How To Deal with Bullies
Kids picked on me all through school. I wore glasses since the first grade. I was bad at sports. I was unpopular. I grew to loathe the popular kids. When I was 12, I was walking to school one ...
|Darn it, General, RUN!!!
Don't get me wrong, I love Wes Clark. I think he's got the right ideas, the right message, the right experience for 2008. But he needs to get out as a candidate now. Right now, his rivals are ...
|MA-Gov: Soft-on Rapists: Willie Horton Redux||Tracker||10/05/2006||9||2||-||5|
|Tinfoil Hat Brigade on Alert!||Tracker||08/10/2006||97||5||-||17|
|Doesn't Minnesota border Canada? w/ poll||Tracker||07/06/2006||9||6||-||-|
|Asthma - Who has it?||Tracker||06/20/2006||34||4||-||-|
|A++ Employer offers weekly farmer's market - w/Poll||Tracker||06/05/2006||9||8||-||-|
|How to discourage use of public transportation||Tracker||05/01/2006||22||12||-||2|
|I can't stand to see BD cry.||Tracker||02/25/2006||12||8||-||-|
|Willful Suspension of Disbelief||Tracker||08/22/2005||2||1||-||-|
|Most Don't Care about Rove Comments||Tracker||06/24/2005||27||1||-||-|
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