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|FB GOTV: So Vote!
I don't like to mix politics and Facebook. Not sure why. But today I did. I tried to find the shortest message that would stick to people's minds and persuade them to vote. Maybe some of you have ...
|Big Bang: You Had Me At Singularity
Cross-posted at Immizen.com A friend sent me this interesting article that my guess is, at the risk of sounding sexist, only guys read: “Our universe may have emerged from a black hole in a higher-
|Obamacare. Aplica Hoy!
Cross-posted in immizen.com I had to post this picture and will post it in other places because for some odd reason it gives me joy to imagine the disgust in the faces of tea partiers ...
|Just Shoot Me! (With Poll)
Today I saw a picture of this prominent Peruvian doctor, who has been bedridden for 2 years now and is a family friend since my childhood. Let’s call him Dr. L. Seeing the picture reminded me of ...
|Father/Daughter Conversation about Obamacare
Cross-posted at Immizen.com My friend Anna posted a comment about Obamacare in Facebook and one of her friends and her father answered with some excellent comments. She gave me permission to post ...
|Fox News Love Their Welfare Surfer Dude
Cross-posted at immizen.com . Even if old news, it’s always news on Faux News: Fox News love their Joe the Plumber and now they love their anti-hero “Surfer Dude Jason”. Tell me if you think ...
|Disbalance in global wealth distribution and the case for compassionate capitalism
Cross-posted at Immizen.com NBC announced in an article today that the World's 85 richest have the same wealth as 3.5 billion of the poorest people. When you bring up the issue of poverty in the ...
|Teacher Pay 1940-2013: Losing Ground, Losing Status
Cross-posted at Immizen.com by my fellow blogger Neil: This will be my last class of the semester & this will be the last semester that I will teach 7 (or more) classes to stay afloat. I resolve to ...
|Sarah Palin: sheFunny :(
Cross-posted at immizen.com Yes, I know there are 2 similar diaries out there. But I've heard three is a charm. And that the devil is in the details and my diary summarizes the other stuff from a ...
|Obamacare Awareness & Halloween Pimps
Cross-posted at immizen.com A recent Poll shows that bad press is increasing awareness of Obamacare and that may be a good thing for the ACA law. The poll was conducted between Oct. 17 and 20, ...
|When it comes to poisoning people, right and left agree: US should focus on Monsanto not Syria
Cross-posted in immizen.com A week ago I saw an image circulating in Facebook by my conservative friends. Yes, I have some of those. In it Obama tells a school girl:
|Breaking my silence on the Trayvon Martin case
Cross-posted at Almost Dorothy and immizen.com Trayvon Martin, Courtesy of MSNBC I read ...
|NSA poll shows partisan shift: If my Prez does it, it’s okay!
Cross-posted at Immizen.com Not to add more fuel to the fire but it seems that half of America does not agree with half of Daily Kos. How come I am not surprised? As reported by the Pew Research ...
|If your prejudices made people sick…
...would you free yourself of these prejudices? (cross-posted at immizen.com ) NPR reminded its listeners today that the ban on gay marriage has negatively affected the mental health of gays and ...
|IRS Scandal will backfire for Tea Party and Republicans
Cross-posted in Immizen.com Everyone has heard of the Tea Party. But did everybody know that not only were these people fighting against government and taxation, but that they applied for tax ...
|Gun Votes For Sale
Cross-posted in my blog immizen.com by my fellow blogger Genehull. Gene writes: It is really incredible to me that the lobby of a small segment (four million or so) of the population barks so ...
|Harlem Shake in Egypt - A Little Protest Dance For Democracy (With Poll)
Crossposted in Immizen.com Everybody has heard about the Harlem Shake video phenomenon which started sometime early February by this bunch of Australian dudes and is now taking over the world. ...
|What Nerd Jargon Teaches Us About Obama, Ducks and How to Pass Laws
Cross-posted at immizen.com You may not know it, but among other things I am a computer programmer, and as it so happens, a few days ago I wanted to check for another way of saying “code ...
|What is Your Reason To Live? (Oscars Short Film Winner Edition)
Cross-posted at Immizen.com by fellow blogger diversity_usa. On Saturday evening, I saw the 5 Academy Award Nominated Live Action Short-Films from these years Oscars at a special viewing at the ...
|Young Republicans Becoming the Forecasters of Doom
Crossposted at immizen.com and another take on Kos' article . Unlike their old Republican counterparts, who forecast doom after every breath Obama takes, the young Republicans, as reported by an ...
|Obama’s reelection bringing Fox News down – SOTU Fox News rating down "47%"
Cross-posted at immizen.com . Sure, overall State of the Union ratings from yesterday's address are down from last year, but we want to take a look at what is happening to Fox News. Fox News ...
|Texas church to hold concealed carry classes
This shocking article about a Texas church holding concealed guns carry classes comes courtesy of my Tea Party Facebook acquaintance. She's becoming, as I said in my previous post , more rabid by ...
|Best answer to rightwing FB "friend" posting "Obama will hurt military families"?
Cross-posted at Immizen.com Some of my FB friends (or acquaintances) are becoming more openly radical conservatives. They don't seem to mind how they come across as long as they can disseminate a ...
|The World is Watching
Crossposted at Immizen.com Not only the US but the whole world is talking about the tragic massacre of children in an elementary school in the small town of Newtown, Connecticut this past Friday. ...
|Obama will not compromise
And why should he? He just won an election. He won 332 vs 206 of the electoral votes. He got 51% vs 47% of the national votes. 4 million more votes than Romney. He fared much better than Bush who ...
|Democracy is hard
"Democracy is hard," Hillary Clinton said when she met with President Mohammed Morsi in July 2012 . "It requires dialogue and compromise and real politics. According to the Guardian : In a series ...
|A Canadian says Obamacare and the Canadian Healthcare system suck. How to counter that?
I keep getting into arguments with Republicans or fiscal conservatives who are otherwise liberal (pro-choice, pro-marriage equality). Yesterday I went to dinner with some friends and among them ...
|Did Rice misuse the word “decimate”?
Cross-posted at Immizen.com McCain started it, but now 97 Republicans signed a letter today urging Obama to avoid a Susan Rice nomination? Honestly? Why? ...
|Meet the new minority members in Congress
Cross-posted in Immizen.com The National Journal has an excellent interactive feature that introduces all the new members of the 113th congress. It allows sorting by a variety of criteria including ...
|So what is Obama “not impressed with”? His victory? But he should!
Cross-posted in Immizen.com NBC News reports that Obama and ...
|Lessons from Germany (for Republicans): How to overcome the fear of freeloaders
Cross-posted at Immizen.com . Romney’s most recent statement that Obama won by offering "gifts" to African-Americans, Hispanics and young voters reminds us all of his now infamous 47% comments. ...
|How Romney's ORCA was defeated by Obama's Narwhal & Dreamcatcher
Cross-posted at Immizen.com as a more in depth, history/technology-focused expansion of two previous DK diaries, one by peggy and one by chicago DEM Reported as early as Feb, 2012 in a Slate ...
|Free birth control, how it affected the election and why it makes $ sense
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with links to sources. Demanding that insurance cover for contraceptives makes sense to a majority of Americans, with the exception of the religious right who will lose ...
|Rachel Maddow at her best: What the Obama win means to us
Cross-posted at Immizen.com and an expansion of yesterday's diary by Fab2008 Rachel had an excellent introduction to her show yesterday and she was spirited, obviously enjoying herself and simply ...
|Winners and losers and that winner's smile
Re-posted here after getting some solid comments at Immizen.com The Winners: Barack (Bronco) Obama and Joe Biden! Michelle Obama! Diversity! Same sex marriage initiatives! Obamacare!
|I voted for Roseanne Barr... in an alternate universe of unicorns and cookie deliveries
Reposted here with permission of my fellow blogger Neil at Immizen.com I voted today for Roseanne Barr because I believe America needs a man in the White House who knows how to make people laugh. ...
Cross-posted at Immizen.com My friend and I went to a bar and kinda picked up a cute guy (he gave us his #) who is voting for Romney. He is like 10 years younger, but we’re both two hot Latina ...
|Medicare Scare: Friends, here we go again. Henny Penny – the sky is falling!
Reposted here with permission of my fellow blogger Genehull at Immizen.com He received the email below and answered back with the following email: Doom predictors love this stuff. Be advised that ...
|I’d rather see the economy gain 100,000 jobs a month than losing 800,000 a month
Cross-posted at Immizen.com This evening while listening to an NPR discussion about last night’s debate, I heard this excellent comment by someone who called into the program and it went ...
|In a self-defeating move, Romney brought up the 47% by lying about caring for the 100%
Cross-posted at Immizen.com The question in the mind of Democrats and those who want to see president Obama reelected was: Will Obama mention Romney’s 47% quote? Will he go there? Democrats ...
|Would a Romney/Ryan administration etch-a-sketch ERASE what Obama accomplished?
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with links to sources. Will a Republican president erase the accomplishments of the Obama administration? You bet! No matter how much flip-flopper Romney may try to ...
|It’s hard work…
Cross-posted at Immizen.com So the polls say Romney and Obama are even now after the very sad performance by Obama the other day and the strong but dishonest performance of Romney. No reason to ...
|Halloween mask sales also predict Obama beating Romney (with interactive map)
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with pictures and links. My fellow blogger Tom at Immizen.com has called the 2012 Presidential Election for Obama . I don’t like to declare victory prematurely. I ...
|At the doctor's office: watching Fox News with a right-winger
Crossposted at Immizen.com I seem to encounter Republicans a bit more often than I would like to and that although 90% of my friends are Democrats and my salary is nowhere near that of a 1%er. ...
|A Republican nostalgic for the Nixon era of regulations will vote for Obama
Cross-posted at Immizen.com One of my moderate Republican friends made the very anti-GOP claim that the role of the government is to regulate . He finds it ridiculous that the House Republicans ...
|The “Hollywood Republicans” Initiative – Dead On Arrival
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with pictures. Republicans are in dire needs of some Hollywood flash and magic, especially after the Clint Eastwood fiasco, and believe me, it was a fiasco: Who had the ...
|GOP Convention Riddles, Please Add Your Own
Cross-posted with permission of my fellow blogger CarolCarolina at Immizen.com Riddle me this, riddle me that? Andrea Mitchell let T-Paw get away easily, what's up with that? The day following ...
|Another Obama hug from Charlie Crist
Cross-posted in Immizen.com Is it really that bad to give a friendly hug to a president? A black president? A black president from the Democratic party? Yes, it is, if you are a Republican ...
|Hey Romney, Tax Returns are the new Birth Certificate!
So Romney is joking that no one has asked to see his birth certificate . But if they did, I'm sure he would show it. Now how about his taxes?
|Isaac is coming to the GOP convention (with poll)
Cross-posted at Immizen.com Who is sending Isaac? That rhetorical question is aimed at Republicans and Tea Partiers, aka, the God fearing religious conservatives. The rest of us know that ...
|Tom announces that Todd Akin Will Quit The Race
Tom is a fellow blogger at Immizen.com who most recently announced Ryan Paul's pick with a breaking news article two days before the fact. Since he has become our master prognosticator I want to ...
|In Bill O’Reilly's own words: Paul Ryan, the Extremist
Cross-posted in Immizen.com . Note that I said, the extremist, not the exorcist, but it rhymes. In both cases those words invoke a negative feeling or impression about someone. Although in the ...
|A teabagger and a moderate Democrat get energized by Paul Ryan's pick
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with picture of Facebook exchange. This morning I found in my inbox both at home and at work an email with the title "Mitt Romney for President". I don't subscribe to ...
|Why Tom announced Paul Ryan’s pick two days before the fact
My friend Tom is a fellow blogger in my blog Immizen.com . When he posted an article on Thursday with the title "Breaking News: Romney To Choose Paul Ryan As VP Running Mate” , at first I ...
|Immigrants and Christian Values
Cross-posted at Immizen.com and reposted here with permission of my fellow blogger AnnaEszter : Immigrants, Christian Values, Pessimism In Europe, there were indentured servants and after ...
|Marriage across times and cultures
Cross-posted at Immizen.com As we know, sadly, the same sex marriage bigots came out in force past Wednesday to give support to Chick-fil-A’s stance of “marriage is between a man and a woman”.
|Canada is outperforming the U.S. but NOT because of tax cuts as Forbes article claims
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with links to sources. A July 24th Forbes article that a Canadian friend just sent me, makes a very funny claim: that President Obama doesn't want Americans to know that ...
|First time ever: Brunei, Qatar and Saudi women at the Olympics
Cross-posted at Immizen.com I heard about this on NPR a while ago, but today is probably the best day to write about this, celebrate the little step forward in human rights and accompany it with ...
|Obamacare rebate checks coming to Florida: Republicans say what?
Cross-posted at Immizen.com Today I got two insurance letters in the mail. One from my daughter’s Cigna insurance reporting that, because the insurance company spent 74.7% of premium Dollars on ...
|My Experience with Medicaid
A harrowing and controversial first hand account of a cancer patient's experience with Medicaid. Reposted with permission of my conservative fellow blogger BC at Immizen.com . Perhaps you have good ...
|Rick Perry to uninsured Texans: "No medicaid for you" … but will it cost him?
Cross-posted at Immizen.com On Monday, Rick Perry, governor of the state with the highest percentage of people without insurance, rejected an opportunity to extend Medicaid health insurance to as ...
|Romney's campaign coffers are filling up... not counting the PAC money
Cross-posted in Immizen.com with links to sources and a nice relevant art piece. The road to the White House is paved with Dollars and the news of the day regarding the democratic election process ...
|My teenage daughter's first post: Zimmerman shouldn’t have been granted bail
Crossposted in my blog at Immizen.com . Over the summer I decided to give my daughter some writing assignments since she will need essay-writing-skills to apply to some of the better high schools ...
|Is Bullying Part of the National Character?
I am reposting my Immizen fellow blogger AnnaEszter's article "Is Bullying Part of the National Character?" with her permission. Before I do so, I would also like to answer her question. It is a ...
|German "Der Spiegel" paints gloomy Euro crash scenario
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with images and links to sources. Just today, I had a conversation with another friend regarding the European situation with Greece. He thought that because I am half ...
|Corruption in government… when Big Money runs the legislative process
Cross-posted in Immizen.com with links to sources. There were various attempts by Democrats in the Senate this week to save money that would have reduced corporate welfare and spared the poorest ...
|Response to Karen Klein video as bully victim shows nobody likes bullies… do they like Romney?
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with links to sources. It's the news of the day. A viral video that shows a female bus driver being bullied by the students in the bus. More than $120,000 has been ...
|43% still believe in trickle-down economics... How can we change that?
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with a relevant picture and links to sources. This topic has been rehashed many times. But it has not been rehashed by me. Let’s get one thing clear. Everybody ...
|Florida Voter Purge
I hate cheating and that’s what Republicans do every election cycle by purging voters they don’t like. Cross-posted at Immizen.com with links to sources. A related diary was published in Daily ...
|Can you please “unlike” Walmart? Walmart has a record of exploiting their workers
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with links to sources. My middle school daughter for some reason decided to Facebook “like” Walmart. I don’t remember why exactly and she is at the pool with her ...
|So he smoked marijuana. I recall a Republican president who did booze and cocaine…
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with links to sources. So he smoked Marijuana. I recall a Republican president who did booze and cocaine… We learn today that someone is writing a tell-all book about ...
|According to Monsanto, we don’t have the right to know what we eat
Cross-posted at Immizen.com with links to sources. I heard on NPR today that organic produce farmers in Vermont and Connecticut were asking the legislature to pass a law that would require labeling ...
|Limbaugh: It’s class envy if you criticize Facebook co-founder for evading taxes
Cross-posted at Immizen.com (a blog I run with mi IMMIgrant citiZEN blogger friends) Does Rush wake up every day and think: “What is the most idiotic, aberrant statement I can make today that ...
|There’s nothing like HIV/AIDS
A longer version of this diary was posted at Immizen.com by my blogger friend Neil: This Sunday, May 20th, 2012, help us dispel the myth that HIV/AIDS equals death. My partner and I will ...
|Even Republicans ask for regulation in the face of the JP Morgan fiasco but blame Obama
I have a Republican leaning guy posting in my blog. He is there because he is a friend of a friend and my blog needs more voices and because he agrees to my moderating his posts. What is funny is ...
|HBO studies obesity in America and why “Big Government” needs to intervene!
Update: Some comments seem to be in line with this ad paid by an industry group called Americans Against Food Taxes , I wonder why? Cross-posted at Immizen.com with obesity charts. Obesity is ...
|The Obama Clooney dinner and the two lucky ladies who got invited! (with poll)
We know why the right hates celebrities: The right hates them because they dine and schmooze with Obama and give him millions ! Cross-posted at Immizen.com with pictures of the two ladies. That ...
|Analyzing the Analysis - "Soft and Hard" Swing States
I am reposting this with permission of my friend Tom who does not yet have permission to post at Daily Kos: Now is the "silly season" of election handicapping. There are too many of these out right ...
|If a high school kid can build one – why don’t we have more electric cars?
According to a Missouri local news station , a high school senior converted his 1994 Geo Metro into an electric car by pulling out the gas engine and replacing it with an electric forklift engine he ...
|Tom says: The White Vote Doesn’t Matter Anymore
My friend Tom just posted this article at immizen.com and gave me permission to repost it here. Today there are two new articles in major newspapers describing the "narrow path" Romney has to ...
| “The Scream” painting (sold today for $120 million) reminds me of the GOP
"The Scream" painting by Edvard Munch was sold for nearly $120 million to an anonymous buyer Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York. Was the buyer perhaps one of the Koch brothers? I ask because when I ...
|There, he said it! Republicans want less regulation except when it comes to women health decisions
I have been waiting for Obama to fight back, to put on those boxing gloves and hit back at all the crazy BS from the right. He never does or in such a subtle fashion that only intellectuals get it. ...
|Would more women agents have prevented Secret Service Sexcapades?
In the news today again is the Cartagena scandal involving some secret service agents who partied and solicited prostitutes the day before President’s Obama arrival in Colombia. The agents had ...
|Republican Darling Rubio fishes for Hispanic Votes: The Dream Act Lite
Marco Rubio, the GOP rising star and passionate Tea Party supporter, has realized along with everybody else in America that the GOP is alienating Hispanic voters . He has decided that something has ...
|The Supreme Court is going all Dick Cheney on us
By now you may have heard that the Supreme Court has ruled that there is no 4th amendment protection for American citizens against unreasonable, humiliating and highly invasive strip searches – a ...
|The Libertarian “Going Green” Approach – Let us all run those scientific tests!
This diary is inspired by an article written by a very passionate Libertarian blogger who posts in my blog at Immizen.com in which he describes his view of how the US should approach pollution and ...
|Bully - R Rated?
A great documentary opens today in theaters in limited release and "unrated". The documentary is “Bully” . Movie critic Richard Corliss summarizes the film this way :
|Romneycare for all & a new reason why the Republican Supreme court will rule for it
Sure, they call it Obamacare. But hey, he borrowed the idea from Romney’s healthcare law in Massachusetts, so let’s honor the original inventor of this law at least while the law is being ...
|A majority like Obama. But some really dislike him – like that judge in Montana
Crossposted at www.immizen.com Recent polls show that a majority or near majority of people like Obama or have a favorable opinion of him. In a February 10-13, 2012 CNN poll , Obama had a 53% ...
|America solved a problem. Let's move on and solve those other problems.
It is all over the news and everybody is talking about it. But I don't get it. America just solved a problem. Let's move on and talk about the other problems that still need to be solved. For many ...
|Bill Maher: "The Liberal Bubble"
Update: There is a diary out there of someone saying he voted for Santorum to cause havoc in the GOP primaries and perhaps because he thinks Santorum will lose against Obama. I think the opposite. ...
|Go self-deport yourself!
This could catch on and become the hippest swear word of 2012 thanks to Romney’s very kind encouragement (\*snark\*). There is also this: Go Deport Yourself ! And how about a spin-off concept: ...
|Bribes or Super PACs? A history lesson from South America
After watching the GOP debate and listening to the doomsday vision of the GOP candidates and the backward ultra-conservative rethoric, don't you get a little worried that any of these individuals ...
|The Loudest Voices in Daily Kos
Is it just me or does it get tiring to have to respond to all those loud voices that accuse the president and the Democrats of being basically "traitors"? It is those that make controversial, ...
|What my Democratic Cuban Neighbor Said: Let Them Win.
She is the only Democratic voting Cuban friend I have in Miami. Perhaps the younger second generation Cubans vote Democratic but not those over 40. Anyways, a while ago (we were at the beach on a ...
|Crazy Florida Ballot
My Florida election ballot arrived. And after studying it, I can tell you it is really disgusting. Bunch of tea bag and GOP initiatives. Really pisses me off. I have been voting through absentee ...
|Who said America is progressive?
Update: I agree with Rubine who said the (right-wing) propaganda machine appears to be functioning well In the end, it does not matter if people support social security,
|DK's split personality
50% alarmist (redState) anti-Dems & 50% analytical progressives... Every few evenings when I come here and I check the DK diaries, I see about 2 pro-administration diaries and 2 anti-...
|Blame it on them! The same old same old diaries ...
It's always the same old same old. Something is not as it should be. Who do we blame? The Dems, the President, this adminstration. It is never, NEVER: Let's blame the GOP, let's blame the ...
|How some see it: "the jobless" are nothing more than "worthless eaters"
If you know me, which I don't think you do, you will know I advocate going to News blogs and answering to the vitriolic nonsense spewed by the corporate zombies: the Christian fundamentalists, the ...
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