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New Election Rule: Virginia Requires Photo ID at Polls
Okay - you are already registered to vote in Virginia. All you need is your voter registration card at the polls this fall, right? WRONG. On August 14, the Virginia Board of Elections, in the ...
louisev 08/26/2014 18 50 - -
The employees of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga may not go without contraceptive coverage
Since there is so much misinformation still flying around since yesterday, I felt it was important to clarify a couple of things: the Supreme Court ruled yesterday (and I do NOT agree with their ...
louisev 07/01/2014 50 6 - -
Books So Bad They're Good: Gay Romance Edition
This is a guest entry on behalf of Ellid, which I volunteered last week to write. Our title tonight is a recent Kindle Book gay romance by Anne Brooke entitled "Where It Hurts the Most" - available ...
louisev 06/29/2013 40 19 - -
Quantico Shootings: 3 Dead, Gunman Sought
Insomnia has kept me up long enough to see the news blast from Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/quantico-on-lockdown-shooting-suspect-sought/2013/03/22/a6641558-92ac-11e2-...
louisev 03/22/2013 15 4 - -
Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorious Charged in Premeditated Shooting of Girlfriend
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/14/16957208-blade-runner-oscar-pistorius-charged-with-murder?lite Pretoria, South Africa Known worldwide as "Blade Runner", the 26 year old double-...
louisev 02/16/2013 13 - - -
Obese Airline Passenger Dies of Kidney Failure Trying to Get Home to Doctor: Lawsuit Filed
Over the past few years, overweight and obese passengers on US airlines have been refused boarding, humiliated in gate areas, forced to buy extra seats to accommodate their weight/bulk and in other ...
louisev 02/01/2013 847 355 4 -
Alabama Schoolbus Hostage Crisis Drags into Day 3
65-year old Vietnam vet, who was due in court to answer a firearms charge, is still holding a 5 year old first-grader with ADHD and Asperger's syndrome in an underground self-made bunker in the ...
louisev 01/31/2013 181 143 - -
Perry v. Palin and the New Apostolic Reformation
During the Ames Straw Poll, Sarah Palin went on record to not-quite endorse fellow evangelical Christian Rick Perry in the following terms, reported by Ben Smith ...
louisev 08/13/2011 29 21 - 209
Taxes in the Capitol - A Cautionary Tale
I'm unemployed. But, unlike so many other unfortunates here on DailyKos and around the United States, I have been hired, pending a pre-employment drug-screen, and will be working again (hopefully) ...
louisev 06/07/2011 3 - - 37
UPDATED: Who Kicks a Disabled Vet When he's down?
Last night, I encouraged a member of our community, a disabled, unemployed veteran who has been struggling to make his way through the VA benefits labyrinth and faced repeatedly with the prospect of ...
louisev 05/04/2011 169 82 2 1040
Fed Orders Banks To Reimburse Homeowners
Bank of America. Wells Fargo. CitiGroup. JP Morgan Chase. These mortgage giants and 12 other lenders have reached an agreement with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of ...
louisev 04/13/2011 25 26 - 211
ROV #40: Water, Water Everywhere - Radiation Leaks Continue
This is another clearinghouse diary for discussion and commentary about the ongoing nuclear disaster(s) in Japan. For updated information on news and a timeline of the events following the March ...
louisev 04/04/2011 340 92 3 1429
ROV #35: Japan Nuclear Disaster - IAEA Says Cesium Levels Warrant Wider Evacuation
This is another clearinghouse diary for discussion and commentary about the ongoing nuclear disaster(s) in Japan. For an extensive list of news and data sources, social media, crisis mapping and ...
louisev 03/30/2011 329 79 4 1532
Do Some Good This New Year's Eve - Give to Moveon.Org
I just got a moving solicitation from Moveon.org with a request to help before year-end, and I made a donation. Why? Because they have selected three charities that are doing good for Americans ...
louisev 12/30/2010 2 3 - 17
WHEE: Turtle Diary - Fighting Back the Salt
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 05/16/2010 31 16 - 15
WHEE: Turtle's Open Thread
Once again I'm travelling this weekend, getting some things done that are years overdue and organizing for my final move back to Washington. Here's a few pictures from my recent travels which I am ...
louisev 05/09/2010 11 6 - 352
WHEE: Turtle Diary - Gluten Free Is Good
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 05/02/2010 17 11 - 406
WHEE:  Turtle Diary - On the Road Again
Yeah, I'm back. I'll fill you in on last week a bit below the fold, in the meantime, this is the WHEE Diary series! WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support ...
louisev 04/18/2010 21 6 - 28
WHEE: Turtle Diary - Got Doc?
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 03/28/2010 13 9 - 8
WHEE: Turtle Diary - Rehab and Fitness
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 03/21/2010 10 5 - 23
WHEE: OPEN THREAD! Back on my Feet
Sorry to write a skeleton diary here, I realized I could walk this morning and dashed out to play the piano. More on that later! So for now... OPEN THREAD! WHEE (Weight, Health, ...
louisev 03/14/2010 18 12 - 11
WHEE: Hypothyroidism - Back to the Medical Books
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 03/07/2010 39 18 3 41
WHEE:Turtle Diary - Self-Acceptance
Sorry for the tardiness, I've got a few things going on, so if I overlap on the Open Thread, I apologize in advance. WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support ...
louisev 02/28/2010 15 12 - 24
WHEE: Turtle Diary - Food SHOULD Taste Good
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 02/21/2010 28 8 - 35
WHEE: Turtle Diary - The Stigma of Obesity
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 02/14/2010 34 12 - 17
Taking on the System: Consumer-Style
I have run a business since the age of 19, back in the Stone Age. At that time, I was a member - a proud member - of the Chamber of Commerce. No more. I am not a corporation, and will not ...
louisev 01/30/2010 6 3 - 19
WHEE: Turtle Diary - How to Make Calories Disappear
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 01/17/2010 44 12 1 28
WHEE: Free Medical Advice
WHEE (Weight, health, eating and exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 12/26/2009 39 11 4 43
WHEE: Turtle Diary Change of Pace - Starbucks Boycott
This is a different kind of diary for me; usually I write in the WHEE (Weight Health Eating and Exercise) support forum, and usually write about my struggle to get my health back. However I posted ...
louisev 12/20/2009 9 8 - 62
Injured and Sick and new to DC - Need Help Update (from 12/15)
I have reached out to the DC community of Kossacks earlier this week when I learned that I had no substantive help forthcoming to assist me in finding a home when I relocated for my new job on a ...
louisev 12/18/2009 15 6 1 52
Crippled and Sick and New to D.C. - Help !!
That's what Kossacks are for, right? I'm a member of this community, a regular contributor to the WHEE diaries, contributor to the campaign of Obama 44, Al Franken, a host of candidates and of ...
louisev 12/16/2009 36 16 - 119
WHEE: Turtle Diary - Yes, I Am My Own Endocrinologist
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 12/12/2009 28 17 - 133
WHEE: Turtle Diary - Slow and Steady Stays Alive
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 11/29/2009 16 10 - 65
WHEE: Turtle Diary: A Trip to the Tailor
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 11/15/2009 13 9 - 114
WHEE:Turtle Diary - The Photographic Evidence
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 11/08/2009 36 14 - 84
Turtle Goes to San Francisco: Happy Halloween!
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 11/01/2009 16 10 - 47
WHEE:Turtle Diary - Slogging Forward Rain or Shine
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 10/25/2009 21 9 - 36
WHEE:  BYOG - Chapter 2: Experimentation and Wrong Diagnosis
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 10/23/2009 15 12 1 40
WHEE: Turtle Diary: R.E.S.P.E.C.T
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 10/18/2009 23 9 - -
WHEE:  BYOG - Chapter 1: Obesity vs. Overweight
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 10/16/2009 37 13 - 40
WHEE: Turtle Diary - Don't Fear the Kitchen
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 10/11/2009 55 15 1 39
WHEE:  Be Your Own Geneticist - Introduction
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 10/09/2009 31 9 - 9
WHEE: Turtle Diary - Don't Think Your Doctor Knows What's Best For You
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 10/04/2009 13 12 - 167
WHEE: Turtle Diary - Yes Virginia, You Are a Turtle
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 09/27/2009 39 7 - 27
WHEE: Turtle Diary, When a reason IS a reason
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 09/20/2009 13 6 - 34
WHEE:Turtle Diary - Smelling the Flowers
I am a photographer, and as such, I like to take my time when setting up photos and making sure that I have just the right shot. Last week I went to visit Lake Harriet, and joined a community of ...
louisev 09/13/2009 24 9 - 11
WHEE: Turtle Diary - Slow, Slower, Slowest
A great topic for today, particularly since I was apparently TOO SLOW to get my diary up too! Folks, I'm a professional consultant. I do occasionally go on business trips. I do also occasionally ...
louisev 09/06/2009 19 10 - 10
Turtle Diary: Slow and Steady... and Late
Yes, today I was supposed to do the morning diary, and 15 seconds go remembered. That might have something to do with the fact that at the time I usually do my diary I was barreling out of my new ...
louisev 08/30/2009 9 10 - 1
Turtle Diary Series: A Lesson from Aesop
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 08/23/2009 42 14 1 165
WHEE: Weekly Turtle Diary - the Quest for Fungi
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 08/16/2009 41 13 - 18
Their Master's Voice:  Confronting my conservative neighbor on health care
I had volunteered during the Health Plan Townhall with the DCCC a week or so ago to talk to my neighbors about health care reform, and today, while out perusing the local garage sales, I had my ...
louisev 08/15/2009 58 10 1 22
WHEE: Open Thread
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and exercise or ...
louisev 08/11/2009 23 9 - 2
WHEE: Turtle Diary (With pics)
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 08/09/2009 70 16 - 25
WHEE: A Turtle's Story
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 08/02/2009 49 18 1 22
WHEE:  Reasons vs. Excuses
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
louisev 07/26/2009 44 16 - 31
WHEE: The Safe Road to Restoring Health: Updated!
This is the WHEE Support Group daily diary: WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining ...
louisev 07/19/2009 91 25 - 44
Charlie Brown (CA04) Concedes to McClintock
I have been sending contributions to the hard fought congressional election by ActBlue candidate Charlie Brown, and he sent a gracious letter announcing his concession in a race that came down to ...
louisev 12/03/2008 17 14 - 32
Join the Impact: Nationwide Prop 8 Protests This Weekend
Want to do something but don't know what? Do you feel uplifted and joyful about the victory for Barack Obama and progressives nationwide but still have that feeling in the pit of your stomach that ...
louisev 11/14/2008 17 22 1 40
Did McCain Get Free Cell Towers from Verizon & AT&T?
The Washington Post reported yesterday in a well researched report that Cindy McCain, John McCain, and the Secret Service early in 2007 managed to get a site survey and temporary cell tower put in, ...
louisev 10/16/2008 9 7 - 9
Deconstructing the Ayers Story: Back to 9-10-01
McCain's got an ad, the GOP's got an ad, Palin has been all over Florida, into Pennsylvania and Ohio and out in Wisconsin, and now McCain is wading in without having said the 'A' word, as the ...
louisev 10/09/2008 14 20 4 11
Palin Tax Returns Are Wrong: Tax Experts (w/Poll)
Sarah Palin's tax returns were part of a document dump late Friday, barely noticed among the frenzy of reactions to the Flash Card Debate Night and the shock that hit all of us when even Fox Noise ...
louisev 10/06/2008 45 52 1 563
Women Against Sarah Palin Site Opens
Women Against Sarah Palin In their own words: On Wednesday, September 3, we sent out an email to 40 friends and colleagues ...
louisev 09/11/2008 37 80 2 31
War on Media: "It's the Unvetted Diaries, Stupid"
Al Giordano posted a fascinating and insightful commentary on the blogosphere and McCain's "war on the media" that should sound a very loud cautionary note to all of us at DailyKos who want to see ...
louisev 09/08/2008 40 6 - 12
The Media Fights Back: Weekend Edition
There has been a lot of concern on this blog and elsewhere, that the Media (TM), after McCain's de facto declaration of war, cancelling his appearance on Larry King after Campbell Brown went toe to ...
louisev 09/06/2008 118 81 1 40
DKOS Targeted in Right Wing War on Media: (with update)
Courtesy of another forum I belong to that has a Current Events section, one of the McCain supporters there posted something from 'American Thinker' yesterday that puts DailyKos in the crosshairs ...
louisev 09/05/2008 125 32 - 21
Day of $$ Reckoning for Clintons
You know what tomorrow is? Yes, the FEC deadline for April fundraising and spending figures. All we really know is that the Clinton campaign has admitted to borrowing more from Hillary, and that ...
louisev 05/19/2008 39 23 - 26
Hillary Has the Best Hairdo (With Poll!)
I am a dutiful audience for Keith Olbermann and saw a very interesting clip from a speech by Hillary Clinton out in the past couple of days in which she addressed the arguments for how voters should ...
louisev 04/26/2008 12 3 1 -
Hillary R. Clinton Will You Please Go Now!!
Before they devour themselves once more, perhaps the Democrats will take a cue from Dr. Seuss’s “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!” (The writer once ...
louisev 04/23/2008 12 1 - 8
Is Obama Pulling His Punches? (Updated) With Poll
I have seen numerous diaries on here talking about strategy Barack Obama needs to employ in order to win against Clinton, urging him to fight back, to counterpunch swiftly, to take the offensive, so ...
louisev 04/20/2008 82 14 - 23
Barack Fights Back In AP Speech (UPDATED w/Video)
I saw a diary here a couple of weeks ago that argued it was 'time that Barack got angry' in order to let Americans know that he has conviction and is not afraid to show his strength. At the time I ...
louisev 04/14/2008 14 19 2 17
What The Clinton Tax Returns Did For Me!
Pundits, campaign operatives, journalists and curiosity seekers by now have begun been poring over the Clinton tax returns to look for meaning and political fodder since they were released to an ...
louisev 04/05/2008 28 10 - 5
Taking the Pledge (With Poll)
This is my first diary, because I finally have something to say. I have never contributed to a political campaign until March 2008 when I gave what small amounts I am able, to Barack Obama. This ...
louisev 03/26/2008 8 3 - 16
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