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|Didn't get indicted? That's good news for Chris Christie
|The reason Ben Carson can't win? Ben Carson
It has been clear for some time now that would-be ...
|Home at last: Thank you again everyone
Hina Wong-Kalu is a māhū . That is the native Hawaiian term for a person who embodies both male and female spirit. In the language of Western culture a māhū would ...
|Scott Walker celebrates Star Wars Day by being creepy on the internet
I have seen many attempts at political self-promotion over the years, but this may be the first time a presidential candidate's ...
|History 101: The King Midget Automobile
One of the interesting and unique approaches to automobile design and marketing was the King Midget. During World War II, two civil air patrol pilots—Claud Dry and Dale Orcut—met and began to ...
|UPDATE X 2: URGENT! Fellow Kossack Needs a Little More Help
Please keep tipping and recommending so as many people as possible will see this diary! We only have a day to accomplish our goal. THANK YOU! Due to a situation far beyond our control, the Derby ...
|Most Awesome Nana||05/04/2015||79|
|What county sheriff might spend $10 million to get re-elected? You guessed it: Arpaio
The $10 million man Maricopa ...
|Race, Class and Neglect
is the title of this column by Paul Krugman in today's New York Times . It starts with the notion that we still have a problem with race, as exemplified by what happened with Freddie Gray and the ...
|IAN: Blah, blah, yakkity yak, Monday May 4, 2015
Monday! I was all set to write a diary about animal mayors, but I fell asleep at the computer while doing research :( As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe ...
|A brief but powerful video from Jeremy Scahill
I thank MsSpentyouth for the Facebook post that made me aware of it. As far as i could tell it had not yet been shared here. Watch and then respond in the comments. Follow this link to the ...
|Another update on Felicity
Our now three-legged cat came home just before Noon yesterday. We have her in a downstairs room. After several times when she hid behind bookcases where we could not reach her, I emptied the ...
|Smith Trustees: Transgender women are women
The Smith College board of trustees has voted to accept that transgender women are women. The shift to a self-identification admissions policy at the women’s college in Northampton goes into ...
|#sekritarmy cinco de mayo (pooties, woozles and such)
It's time to do some celebrating. We have been planning this for a while.
|The White House Correspondents' Dinner: America's political saturnalia||Dante Atkins||05/03/2015||69|
|Glacier National Park: Red Rock Falls (Photo Diary) and Meet Up Stuff
Last Tuesday (April 28), we drove up to Avalanche and then walked up the road to Red Rock Falls. The photos are below the Orange Snow Bank:
|"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
|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 ...
|Dawn Chorus - Gull ID for fun and profit.
Okay, actually, no profit to be made from gull ID as far as I know. But if it's possible to tilt the meter from pure aggravation toward fun, that would be something. I've been trying to work on ...
|IAN: May 3, 2015 - we're all well again
Loud cheers and great rejoicing! Juicy colds are horrible things. As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not ...
|What's the deal with Arizona education officials and websites? Please proceed
If it weren’t for his racist and asinine blog posts, former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal would likely be sitting in the same office today. Although the former ...
| Utah school selects transgender prom queen
Students at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts selected Maka Brown for their prom queen last weekend. Maka is believed to be the first transgender student to be so honored. Maka is a ...
|Derby Day Party and Fundraiser for elenacarlena
I am joining [Most Awesome Nana http://www.dailykos.com/user/Most%20Awesome%20Nana] and several others in the [Community Fundraisers http://www.dailykos.com/user/Community%20Fundraisers] ...
|Most Awesome Nana||05/02/2015||180|
|Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
|The Easter Rising, 1916, Part I
On Easter Monday morning, April 24, 1916, hundreds of men and women arrived at Liberty Hall, Dublin, many by bicycle, ready to fight for their independence from England. They came from the Irish ...
| Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
|Some context to recent events in Baltimore
If you want some context to the recent events in Baltimore, read the piece linked below. Let me note as one who has taught just outside Baltimore for the past two years (first in Glen Burnie and ...
|IAN: Saturday, May 2, 2015, Phases of the Moon, Part 3, The Full Flower Moon
Photo Credit: NASA Today, I hope to entertain you and include some sciencey stuff. Because astrology is both art and science.
|1/12th of 365 (Part 3)
New Month, new photos but it's the same deal as the last two. Below are thirty photos, one from each day in April. It's a retirement activity for me. The object being to get out there and take one ...
|Hallmark jerks tears for Mother's Day
Hallmark has a new campaign for Mother's Day, #PutYourHeartToPaper Alex, a transgender man, begins with this: My mom is the most light, bright, positive person I have ever met in my life, and that'...
|an update on Felicity
Yesterday, in this posting , I explained about our youngest (at 12 years 7 months) rescued cat, her cancer, and her forthcoming leg amputation because of a tumor that encircled the leg. She had to ...
|Museums 101: British Motorcycles in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
The LeMay—America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington includes a collection of motorcycles. ...
|Ian: May 1 2015
Friday once more. As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected ...
|Sometimes what matters can change in an instant
and all your previously decided priorities get tossed out. Earlier this month my wife discovered a growth on the right rear leg of one of our three remaining rescued cats, Felicity, the shyest. She ...
|Baltimore: 1993 -- "Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are."
I went to University of Maryland Law School (Baltimore) at the ripe old age of 40. I was a teacher and realized I really hated the privileged parents I had to deal with and needed a new career. My ...
|CA Kossack aitchdee: Struggling to Make It to SSDI
This is a followup diary to the one I posted last week ,
|Data diving at Pew
Apparently Pew Research Center didn't want to be left behind in the transgender race, so Sara Kehaulani Goo dug up a survey from 2013 and spelunked in the data contained therein. The online survey ...
|IAN: Thursday 4/30/2015 The Jacaranda
This is one of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen. I love jacarandas. They have such stunning color, airy open canopies, wide spread shade.
|art ah zen||04/29/2015||39|
|A simple way to show solidarity with Nepal during reconstruction
My adult daughters, in a strange turnaround, keep demanding to know my exact whereabouts these days, since the earthquake here in Nepal. I am fine and I was nowhere near the epicenter. My teaching ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: Wed. 29 April'15: Basic How-To at a Diary Saying a Kosak Needs Our Help
Input for improvement welcome: comment or kosmail to diary writer. Revision is in process. JOB 1: Someone with permission of the kosak in trouble has written a diary stating who's the kosak in ...
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|IAN, Tuesday, April 28, 2015: The Viet Nam War: 40 Years Later and I Still Can't Forget
In the last few weeks there have been many solemn remembrances in the news of major wars and ...
|BFSkinner bled again. Back in hospital, awaiting surgery.
Sigh. Our friend BFSkinner returned to the emergency room on Friday due to intestinal blood loss and extreme weakness. He remains hospitalized at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, ...
|IAN: DIY Redecorating, Monday April 27, 2015
Monday! A day on which I blather a lot about redecorating my bedroom on a shoestring budget :) As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily ...
|Update & Thank You from Youffraita
Hey all, if you were around last Wednesday, Youffraita got some bad news about being evicted from her apartment on very short notice. Thanks to belinda ridgewood's diary , Youffraita got some needed ...
|not a lamb||04/26/2015||20|
|IAN: April 26, 2015 - Not much new
During the 7 hours of babysitting last weekend, the grandkids passed on the juicy colds they had. As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we ...
|IAN: Saturday, April 25, 2015 Moon Phases, Part 2
Photo Credit: NASA This is the second entry into our four part series about the phases of our Moon. As ...
|aitchdee Update: Progress Made, Help Still Needed in CA
I last wrote in January about the troubles of long-time kossack aitchdee -- you can see that diary here . Since ...
|Ian April 24, 2015: Florida Family Update
Once more you're stuck with me on Friday :). I haven't done a just update diary in the recent past, and with staying up to see Caedy off last night at 1 am I'm just a bit sleepy today, too sleepy to ...
|I Need Help -- And In Exchange, A Kontest With A Poll!
This is a difficult diary for me to write. I have always been a big fan of "It is more blessed to give than to receive," but I am going to have to give in and do some receiving, if any of you are ...
|IAN: Thursday 4/23/2015 Follow me now
This is not a plea to have you heart me and follow me here on DKos. i have a tale to tell and it requires that you follow along the trail. As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group ...
|art ah zen||04/22/2015||35|
|Calling all kossacks - help needed - please rec this
$343 is not that much money...but it is needed by tomorrow. I posted a diary earlier via the Daily Kos Fund Raisers group, but it didn't get much attention and only raised $60 - which I and Fineena ...
|One Pissed Off Liberal||04/22/2015||194|
|IAN: Wednesday April 22, 2015
As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as ...
|Kossack Emergency: Youffraita needs transportation in PA!
Our long-time community member Youffraita just found out she is getting evicted TOMORROW (Wednesday 4/22) because her apartment has been condemned. I do not have details -- as you might guess, she's ...
|IAN: Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Paint-Splattered Baseball Fan Asks for Hugz
I don't want to whine. . . too much. But the IAN family and the DKos world beyond can be a great group for e-Hugs. At this troubled point of life at the eJ ranchero, I ask for some hugs. Tuesday!
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- Monday! I was all set to write a diary about animal mayors, but I fell asleep at the computer while doing research :( As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe ...26 comments 10 Recs
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- Sigh. Our friend BFSkinner returned to the emergency room on Friday due to intestinal blood loss and extreme weakness. He remains hospitalized at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, ...57 comments 165 Recs
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