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Nights like these.
Nights like these are when community matters most, I think. I'd like to thank Kos for providing this community space for us and to thank all our community members for supporting this space. We ...
noweasels 11/04/2014 14 21 - -
I Cry.
Republican Gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker "cried" the other night, during a debate, about a New Bedford fisherman and his two sons, who may or may not exist. I’m still not exactly sure ...
noweasels 11/01/2014 93 355 7 -
Indonesian Cave Paintings Rewrite History of Human Creativity
A hand painted in an Indonesian cave dates to at least 39,900 years ago, making it among the oldest such images in the world, ...
noweasels 10/08/2014 134 270 4 -
Global March for Elephants and Rhinos Has Begun
Fact : One Elephant is killed every 15 minutes. At this rate, none will be roaming wild in 2025. [I worry http://iworry.org/] Fact : More than 1,000 rhinos are killed every year for their horns.
noweasels 10/03/2014 28 48 1 -
Summer Songs
There is something about the itch of summer that makes me feel so young again: those last days of school, smelling of inked-over notebook paper and sticky reinforcements and worn down chalk, chewed ...
noweasels 10/01/2014 26 23 - -
President Obama: "I realized that nobody was afraid."
President Obama delivered a powerful speech at the Commencement today at [Morehouse College. https://www.morehouse.edu/] He spoke of personal responsibility, of fearlessness, of the history of this ...
noweasels 05/19/2013 105 360 12 -
Mother's Day: West Side Stories
There's a place for us, Somewhere a place for us. Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere. Hold my hand and we're halfway there. Hold my hand and I'll take you there Somehow, Some day, ...
noweasels 05/11/2013 10 20 - -
In West, Texas, They Ran In To the Fire
After having heard the explosion, they ran into the fire to help get people out. Ran *in* to the fire. The streets of ...
noweasels 04/21/2013 166 326 2 -
Free Republic ~ OMG
What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man, You cannot say, or guess, for you know only A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, And the dead tree ...
noweasels 04/18/2013 79 95 2 -
Martin Richard, 8 ~ The Story Behind the Sign
Martin Richard, 8 Killed while eating ice cream with his family and watching the Boston Marathon.
noweasels 04/16/2013 77 200 2 -
FL Police Sgt. Uses Trayvon Martin Poster for Target Practice
How much more gun violence will this nation tolerate? And now THIS . . . A Port Canaveral police sergeant was fired Friday after an internal investigation showed he offered other officers a ...
noweasels 04/13/2013 139 240 1 -
Another Sorrowful Easter Sunrise
Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice? That is Heaven's part, our part To murmur name upon name, As a mother names her child When sleep at last has ...
noweasels 03/30/2013 47 126 1 -
Four More Years
Congratulations, Mr. President.
noweasels 01/20/2013 79 153 2 -
Remembering
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief ... and ...
noweasels 12/15/2012 153 168 1 -
What's for Dinner? Leftovers!
When she was a very young Navy wife, my Mom and her pal J. (whose husband was in the same squadron as my Dad) decided they would try a "gourmet" Thanksgiving recipe they had read about in a magazine.
noweasels 11/24/2012 144 70 9 -
Congratulations, Mr. President!
noweasels 11/06/2012 5 10 - -
NYT "Enthusiastically" Endorses President Obama
Today, The New York Times "enthusiastically" endorses [President Barack Obama for a second term. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/opinion/sunday/barack-obama-for-president.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0]
noweasels 10/27/2012 12 34 - -
Ann Romney: "Throw out" the American public education system.
Ann Romney wants to "throw out" the public education system. Ann Romney and First Lady Michelle Obama were interviewed for the November issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, just out. Our First ...
noweasels 10/27/2012 367 492 6 -
OMFG: Stop Whining and Get to Work
If I see one more OMG We Are Losing diary on this site, I may lose it. Scratch that. I’ve lost patience with this already. Completely lost patience. Just stop it. Stop whining. Just stop it.
noweasels 10/07/2012 189 304 3 1456
I knocked on 50 doors for our President today.
I knocked on fifty doors for President Obama today. Why? [Because he’s got mine. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/21/1085181/-Gov-Romney-Meet-Our-Mothers?showAll=yes]
noweasels 10/06/2012 174 231 7 982
Who is Marc Leder, Mitt Romney Fundraiser?
When Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser dismissed all Barack Obama voters as moochers and victims—showing disdain for nearly half of the American electorate—he was speaking at the home of ...
noweasels 09/17/2012 18 32 1 187
Romney campaigns with Pat Robertson; pledges to keep “God” on “our coins.”
Oh, my.
noweasels 09/08/2012 179 90 1 712
I AM SO PROUD TO BE A DEMOCRAT
Our party’s Convention this week has reminded me how very proud I am to be a Democrat. I grew up in a Republican household. My maternal grandparents turned off the radio when Happy Days Are Here ...
noweasels 09/06/2012 136 343 11 1405
Mitt Romney Cannot Release Tax Returns Because of God
GOP Presumptive Presidential Nominee and Other Things Mitt Romney told Parade Magazine that to release his tax returns would allow everyone to see how much money he has tithed to his church. So (...
noweasels 08/24/2012 47 30 1 243
A Boy's Wishes for his Dying Dog
This is a photo of Cole Hain, 11, and his dog, Bingo. Cole has a potentially fatal form of apnea, which can make his breathing suddenly stop. Bingo (a Jack Russell terrier) is a service dog ...
noweasels 08/17/2012 43 69 - 350
Many words; none my own.
I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. ...
noweasels 07/20/2012 36 95 4 450
Miss Rhode Island Embraces Transgender Contestants, Wins
Three years ago, at the 2009 Miss USA pageant, horrible hater Carrie Prejean opined, in response to a question from Perez Hilton that: Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one ...
noweasels 06/03/2012 26 48 - 313
Memorial Days, Then and Now
I came across a photo of five young men with skis the other day; it was taken in 1935. These five were the ski team of Wells River High School – the four room school (K-12) from which my mother ...
noweasels 05/27/2012 33 39 - 181
Gov. Romney: Meet Our Mothers
Dear Governor Romney: This is an open note to you from a voter. I write on behalf of myself and my mother. Governor Romney, please take a moment to get acquainted with your worst nightmare: ...
noweasels 04/20/2012 170 333 12 1058
Just one dog.
These are United States Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey and Sgt. Rex. They were wounded together during their second tour of duty in Iraq. Cpl. Leavey received the Purple Heart, the Combat Valor Medal ...
noweasels 03/17/2012 153 234 1 1216
Alabama: Amidst the rubble, a miracle (updated)
For Greg Cook of East Limestone, Alabama, it has been a dreadful time. His mother died last week; her funeral was last Friday. And then came the forecasts of terrible weather. Last spring, ...
noweasels 03/02/2012 31 65 - 381
"A Pocketful of Dreams"
On Christmas morning, police in Crown Heights, New York found both Donna Fountain and a small piece of crumpled notebook paper on which she had written her dreams. Both were found near the ...
noweasels 12/28/2011 31 77 - 330
Memo to GOP: Sexual Harassment is Not a Joke
Rand Paul : "There are people now who hesitate to tell a joke to a woman in the workplace, any kind of joke, because it could be interpreted incorrectly," he told the ...
noweasels 11/01/2011 152 216 3 738
Iraq: More Costly Than WWII
On December 7, 1941, [my Mom was four days shy of her 12th birthday. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/06/05/873111/-NFTT:-My-Mom-Did-Not-Roll-Bandages?showAll=yes&via=blog_660409] She and a pal ...
noweasels 10/26/2011 6 15 - 73
1 in 6 Blogathon for Feeding America: Hunger Lives Near You
Good morning! Thank you so much for joining the 1 in 6 Blogathon for ...
noweasels 10/15/2011 83 93 1 413
OWS: We Are "The Mob"
noweasels 10/09/2011 35 65 2 307
What's for Dinner v.6.11: Northern Comfort
In the early days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, in the autumn of 1962, my Dad’s Naval Reserve unit got called up for a deployment of unknown duration. And as she had so many times before when my ...
noweasels 10/08/2011 189 81 16 458
Dear Customer 4512-0957
Dear Customer 4512-0957, We are in receipt of your frankly stunning correspondence ("Correspondence") requesting that we close your account at GoldWorldBank. This response to that request has been ...
noweasels 10/06/2011 148 291 6 1687
Justice for Amanda
Amanda Knox, a 24-year-old American, is [finally free. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/03/501364/main20115116.shtml]
noweasels 10/03/2011 77 33 1 316
President to GOP: "You Want to Be Commander in Chief?"
At the HRC dinner Saturday night, President Obama called out the GOP Presidential hopefuls who stood by silently last week while members of their debate audience booed a uniformed United ...
noweasels 10/01/2011 143 302 7 2052
Remembering Eleanor and Kara
The Mondale and Kennedy families are mourning the loss tonight of two women gone too soon: Eleanor Mondale and Kara Kennedy both died today. They were both just 51 years old.
noweasels 09/17/2011 17 43 - 156
Compassion
noweasels 09/14/2011 76 103 - 431
IGTNT: These Five Died Together
The young dead soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the ...
noweasels 08/20/2011 101 92 - 328
GOP Downgrade: Let Them Own It
On 360 last night, Anderson Cooper interviewed John Chambers, the S&P executive responsible for the downgrade of US Treasury Bonds: [Video here. http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/05/video-...
noweasels 08/06/2011 283 306 2 1941
Americans Are Asking "Why?"
While the lunatic "dark side," as Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put it so aptly earlier today, are looking for ways to destroy the United States of America as we know it, most Americans are working ...
noweasels 07/30/2011 15 34 - 179
White Flowers: I Will Never Hear His Voice Again
On Sundays, I buy fresh flowers. I have done this for so many years. I bought them on the street in NYC when I lived in a shoe-boxed sized apartment right off 5th Avenue and when I lived in [the ...
noweasels 07/21/2011 48 62 - 229
Stop Blaming the Jury
If ever there were ever a more heartbreaking victim, Caylee Anthony:
noweasels 07/06/2011 409 173 - 1218
IGTNT: June 6, 1944
noweasels 06/05/2011 74 72 - 229
Remembering Nesari: Another species, almost gone
One of the last surviving Northern White rhinoceroses died last week in a Czech zoo.
noweasels 06/03/2011 40 78 - 330
$1000 Match for NFTT: Remembering Megan
In a comment in joanbrooker’s heartbreaking diary Friday night, [Our Women Suffer Too Hearing Their Voices http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/27/978566/-Our-Women-Suffer-TooHearing-Their-Voices?
noweasels 05/29/2011 179 89 1 486
Case Against Blackwater Reinstated
The New York Times is reporting tonight that: A federal appeals court on Friday reopened the criminal case against four former American military contractors accused of ...
noweasels 04/22/2011 53 128 4 555
Thank you, Dame Elizabeth Taylor
In the summer of 1985, I went to Paris. I was then working as a newspaper reporter and there had been an outbreak of teen suicides in my city and I finagled my way to an international conference on ...
noweasels 03/23/2011 66 135 2 421
By now, I thought it would be different
At 6:22 am Eastern Time today, I turned 54. (It’s tough having your birthday sandwiched between those of Dan Quayle and Ronald Reagan . . . I take comfort in celebrating my mutual birthday ...
noweasels 02/05/2011 363 469 9 217
2011: For All Things For Which We Are Grateful
• George W. Bush is NOT the President of the United States. • Barack Obama IS the President of the United States.
noweasels 12/31/2010 110 110 - 86
Gratitude for Daily Kos: Thank you, friends.
It’s a Wonderful Life . . .
noweasels 12/11/2010 293 446 1 123
John Lennon: In NYC, 30 years ago tonight.
(This is an updated version of a diary I first posted on December 8, 2006 ) There are places I remember . . . Thirty years ago tonight, right about now, I was scrambling ...
noweasels 12/08/2010 62 33 1 105
A Thanksgiving Weekend Like No Other
My family’s Thanksgiving gatherings – like those of millions of other Americans – can be joyous -- or brief shards away from broken hearts. Each depends upon the year before. For ...
noweasels 11/26/2010 111 128 - 105
"Mission Accomplished"
noweasels 11/20/2010 121 196 5 73
IGTNT: A Veterans' Day Awash in Tears
You, whose forebodings have been all fulfilled, 
You who have heard the bell, seen the boy stand 
Holding the flimsy message in his hand 
 While through your ...
noweasels 11/11/2010 160 147 - 188
Liveblog -- the President in India
President Obama is right now holding a town hall meeting at St. Xavier University in Mumbai, India. Michelle Obama just gave an amazing introduction. She spoke about her childhood, about hope, and ...
noweasels 11/06/2010 71 31 2 79
Good News! VA-11!
The count is finished and Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) has won re-election! Connolly reiterated his "deep gratitude" Friday to voters in the district. His campaign manager, James ...
noweasels 11/05/2010 43 64 - 128
Join Me: I am PROUD to be a Democrat
I am proud to be a member of the party that passed the Civil Rights Act. I am proud to a member of the party of Representative John Lewis :
noweasels 11/01/2010 236 327 3 128
I canvassed for Democrats ~ and ALSO for them.
I canvassed today for Gerry Connolly (VA 11), and I knocked on every door to which his campaign assigned me (including the door of a teabagger -- ugh ). (And yes, I asked for his vote,
noweasels 10/31/2010 164 408 6 172
VA-11 GOP: Gun Control Reason for Va. Tech Massacre
Keith Fimian Blames Gun Control for the Virginia Tech Massacre. Keith Fimian is the Republican challenger to Gerry Connolly in VA-11 (Fairfax and Prince William Counties). Mr. ...
noweasels 10/29/2010 42 19 - 134
Stand up!  Fight Hard! And take my money.
The United States Naval Academy football team cleaned Notre Dame’s clock yesterday. The final score was 35-17, but as the Washington Post reported this morning (and as anyone who watched the ...
noweasels 10/24/2010 52 52 - 65
Zahra Clare Baker, 10 (we failed you)
People say that the hard rock under which the Chilean miners were trapped was the hardest on earth. Geologically, that may be true. But the hardest rock in America, I think, is that beneath which ...
noweasels 10/20/2010 86 191 - 392
In Defense of Indefensible Speech (Westboro)
The case styled Snyder v. Phelps will be argued tomorrow morning in the Supreme Court of the United States. Snyder is Albert Snyder, the grieving York County, Pennsylvania father ...
noweasels 10/05/2010 153 45 - 90
IGTNT: He has slipped the surly bonds of earth
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
 And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
 Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
 Of sun-split ...
noweasels 10/02/2010 144 128 1 141
President Obama Extends Stop-Loss Benefits
A week ago, Vietnam veteran DaNang65 wrote this [amazing diary http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/9/24/905020/-I-Helped-a-99er-Today] about his efforts to educate his fellow ...
noweasels 10/01/2010 220 358 5 279
IGTNT: As autumn comes, his days have ended.
Lo! sweeten’d with the summer light,
 The full-juiced apple, waxing over-mellow,
 Drops in a silent autumn night.
 All its allotted length of days.
 The ...
noweasels 09/27/2010 113 121 - 103
"I took her to buy candles last night."
While driving, when you hear the sirens, you get out of the way. While living in America in 2010, when you hear the sirens, sometimes you need to think about those who are waiting for help to arrive.
noweasels 09/22/2010 140 249 - 110
What's For Dinner: Vermont Chicken Pie Suppers
There is, of course, nowhere on earth more beautiful than Vermont in the autumn. This is a fact.
noweasels 09/18/2010 328 181 40 134
IGTNT: They say "Remember us."
The young dead soldiers do not speak. 
 Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: 
who has not heard them? 
 They have a silence that speaks for them at ...
noweasels 09/12/2010 113 122 1 150
Top Comments: Canvassing 101 (Yes, YOU can!)
You’ve seen the polls; you know what we are up against this November. You also know that the [key ingredient right now is lack of enthusiasm among Democratic voters. http://blogs.cqpolitics....
noweasels 09/09/2010 90 84 3 278
IGTNT: "When you see them at the door, you know."
You, whose forebodings have been all fulfilled, 
You who have heard the bell, seen the boy stand 
 Holding the flimsy message in his hand 
While through your ...
noweasels 09/04/2010 152 126 - 172
IGTNT:  "He was just a great guy, a great uncle."
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. 
 At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will ...
noweasels 08/21/2010 130 116 - 117
Remembrance (3-19-03 - 8-19-10)
At 3:53 am August 19, 2010, Baghdad Time, the last American combat troops in Iraq crossed the border into Kuwait and the gates behind the convoy closed. This was broadcast live tonight on MSNBC. ...
noweasels 08/18/2010 207 405 4 119
IGTNT: Too Many Broken Hearts
If you should die, think only this of me In that still quietness where is space for thought, Where parting, loss and bloodshed shall not be, And men may rest themselves and dream of ...
noweasels 08/17/2010 152 166 - 167
Pakistan: 6 Million Without Water (How to Help)
Pakistan on Saturday sharply increased its estimate of the number of people affected by catastrophic floods to 20 million, and the United Nations said 6 million of those victims lack ...
noweasels 08/14/2010 187 221 3 654
Gulf Recovery (I): Introduction
Good afternoon. Welcome to the Gulf Recovery blog-a-thon: a three-day series about what we can do to assist the citizens, wildlife and eco-systems of the Gulf Coast. Through diaries on a wide ...
noweasels 08/11/2010 118 163 3 197
RIP, Judith Peabody (1930-2010)
Judith Dunnington Peabody’s name likely never appeared before this at Daily Kos . Her name (and countless photographs) did appear a whole lot in Women’s Wear ...
noweasels 07/27/2010 65 101 - 137
Breaking Awesome DKos/NFTT News (w/pooties)
This morning, when our own [llbear http://llbear.dailykos.com/] got up, he apparently noticed that our fund-raising for [Netroots For The Troops https://atl.etapestry.com/fundraiser/...
noweasels 07/23/2010 57 128 1 46
The Dog Days of . . . July?
I just took Athena the Wonder Dog out for her midnight constitutional and the heat just bored right into us. At midnight here in Northern Virginia, the temperature is 85 degrees and the feels-...
noweasels 07/16/2010 173 85 - 45
The Choices: Hope or Despair (Get your game on!)
No one has ever accused me of being unemotional. I wear my heart on my sleeve, my dress, my shoes – everywhere. But, as a lawyer, I learned -- early on -- that sometimes I had to leave ...
noweasels 06/30/2010 400 294 2 114
IGTNT: Remember them.
The young dead soldiers do not speak. 
 Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: 
who has not heard them? 
 They have a silence that speaks for them at ...
noweasels 06/27/2010 179 186 - 140
IGTNT: "He was a brave soldier."
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
 Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. 
 At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
 We ...
noweasels 06/20/2010 192 254 - 123
NFTT: My Mom Did Not Roll Bandages
My Mom did not roll bandages. Rolling bandages was for girly-girls, which my Mom, a champion skiier and outdoors enthusiast certainly was not. But during WWII, all women and girls did something -- ...
noweasels 06/05/2010 307 87 - 84
Feeding America: Faces of Hunger (Introduction)
noweasels 05/29/2010 200 145 1 92
IGTNT: "A smile you could read his heart through."
These hearts were woven of human joys and cares, Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth. The years had given them kindness. Dawn was theirs, And sunset, and the colours ...
noweasels 05/24/2010 145 162 - 163
No, her death was not "accidental."
As I write this, the wake has ended. Or maybe it hasn’t. It is late, but those who knew and loved 22-year-old Yeardley Love -- a bright-eyed blonde scholar-athlete who should have been taking ...
noweasels 05/07/2010 592 432 1 83
Thank you, DKos ~ A Service Dog for a Child!
A year ago, I wrote [my first diary about Caitlin Racenet. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/3/26/713151/-A-trio-of-happy-animal-stories-~-and-begging-for-hope.] She was then three years old, and ...
noweasels 04/03/2010 202 244 2 101
Comments: Why? (We Are Doomed)
Subtitle: Already Commented; Please Delete Because I can subtitle. And we should all be able to subtitle. And why can’t we? What is WRONG with this site that we ...
noweasels 04/02/2010 371 89 2 55
Thank you notes to our courageous Democrats
AdamB has an excellent recommended diary today, and I urge everyone who has not read it to do so (and donate if you can!) right now: [YOU DID IT Show Vulnerable Pro-HCR Dems ~ We’ve Got Your ...
noweasels 03/22/2010 35 40 - 60
Seven Years (March 19, 2003)
A day begins : A nightmare starts:
noweasels 03/18/2010 307 373 2 134
For Absent Friends (and others)
It is a tradition in my family to toast to absent friends at midnignt on New Year's Eve . . . Tonight, my Mom and I raised a single glass of champagne to those who are absent tonight: My ...
noweasels 12/31/2009 93 72 - 60
Stand up: We Are Not Afraid
Dear TSA: I am, like, so really upset about the possible new rules you are imposing. I saw something about how you are planning to, like, do some sort of [x-ray thingies that will allow you to ...
noweasels 12/29/2009 305 232 1 91
Mia Fleming: A Miracle
Just when the cold, grey skies of late December have settled in, just when the joy of the holidays have passed, just when it seems all bleak and midwinter . . . a simple story of hope. Go back to ...
noweasels 12/28/2009 29 27 - 48
Sarah Foxwell, 11
She was 11 years old. Eleven. That beautiful scary cusp between childhood and adolescense when you ...
noweasels 12/25/2009 174 250 1 204
For my amazing Mom on her 80th birthday
My Mom is 80 years old today. You’d never know it from meeting her -- she walks with a spring in her step and has more energy than many people half her age. But she is 80 years old today, ...
noweasels 12/10/2009 102 86 - 75
Remembering John Lennon: 29 years later
( This is an updated version of a diary I posted on December 8, 2006 ) There are places I remember . . . Twenty-nine years ago tonight, I was scraping and painting my ...
noweasels 12/07/2009 315 246 5 255
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