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|"Let's Ban Cars", and other stupid memes
After the horrible shootings that occurred yesterday, many people are calling for at least a discussion about gun control. Admittedly, there are some who want to ban guns altogether and make our ...
|Thanksgiving and Thanks For Nothing
Thanksgiving is upon us. Time for a meal with family and friends, time for football games half-watched due to the massive ingestion of tryptophan and good wine, and the time to give thanks for the ...
|Occupy Houston 10-6-11
Of all cities in the US, Houston is probably the city that you would vote as least likely to have a viable Occupy Wall Street type protest. This morning I was pleasantly surprised to see over 500 ...
|All Presidents must verify Citizenship with Texas first
Crossposted at www.tanproject.org Leo Berman (R-Tyler), a Texas state representative, filed a bill on Tuesday that would require any candidate for president ...
|Texas seeks to emulate Arizona. Not on my watch.
On the heels of the xenophobic Arizona SB 1070, many other states are hearing arguments from white Republican politicians to change the laws of their states to match Arizona. I live in Texas and ...
|Underwear Bombs, Racism, and Sarah Palin
Is it just me, or have I been bombarded by teh stoopid this past couple of weeks? This “underwear bomber” kid was the start of it, followed by the Harry Reid “negro dialect” ...
|My daughter's school will not show the President.
After hearing all of this hoopla about the President's address to students next week, I decided to send an e-mail to the principal of her school (she is in the 8th grade) to let her know that I want ...
|Reflections at 40
I celebrated my 40th birthday last week and I have had a few days off from work to reflect on my life so far. I have tried to remain as objective as possible in my self-evaluation and I have seen ...
|Bring your gun to church
I caught this story on Yahoo news because June 27th is my birthday and I did a search. It is a story that I definitely was interested in because, in my opinion, it is the direct product of ...
|"A Betrayal","Unintelligent", "Unqualified". Not a diary about GWB.
The selection of Sonia Sotomayor is only one day old and already it is bringing out the crazy in everyone. The irony is so thick that you could use it for syrup on a plate of pancakes made of ...
|I think I am losing my mind. Please help.
Maybe it’s me. Maybe I have gone crazy without actually noticing the decline in my mental abilities. I think my wife would probably have mentioned something unless she has gone crazy and I ...
|The real story of Three Mile Island
With the passing of the 30th anniversary of the incident that occurred at Three Mile Island happening last week, there has been plenty of discussion on DKos about the pros and cons of nuclear power.
|John McCain knows physics.
I work in nuclear power and I am obviously a pro-nuclear kind of person, but I am a political anomaly in my company because I am a Democrat. My plant is in Matagorda County, Texas, which is the ...
|Some Are More Equal Than Others
It speaks volumes about the state of our country when a drug addict, an illegal drug trafficker, and someone who dodged being drafted in the Vietnam War by claiming an anal cyst as a ...
|Republican for A Reason - a new panic website
The Republican Party has set up a new website, RepublicanforaReason.com, in the attempt to find a new identity for their fractured party. As stated on their site: Welcome to our newest ...
|"The United Socialist States of America" and other idiotic notions
On this day of celebration for most of the US and people throughout the world, I have been bombarded with e-mails and text messages from my republican friends with a Chicken Little complex. I think ...
|Republicans- Don't be afraid.
I am in an interesting situation at work because we are a union plant and our union, IBEW Local 66, endorsed Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, except that ...
|Faster than a speeding bigot...
Hello, everyone! I have been unable to diary for a while due to work, but I thought I would share my latest adventure in bigot land here in southeast Texas. I am going to have so much fun next week,
|Article 133 - Conduct Unbecoming An Officer
I was in the Navy for many years, eventually working myself up to a leadership position as the Leading Petty Officer (LPO) for Reactor Department onboard the USS Carl Vinson. One of the duties ...
|McCain and Palin are distractions. The real bad guys are still at work.
In this time of Palin diaries and convention rhetoric, I have been holding back writing this diary for the right moment. Everyone seems to be so concerned about what Sarah Palin has done in ...
|By Popular Demand: The Legend of John McCain
The political career of John McCain has been made possible by a series of political maneuvers and a skillful public relations campaign, creating the juggernaut that I like to call The Legend ...
|My Response to the Feedback from the "Cross in the Dirt" issue. (+1 update)
When I wrote the diary concerning the uncanny resemblance between John McCain's Christmas story and the story of Alexander Solzhenitsyn in the Soviet gulags, I had no idea about the response it ...
|"Cross in the Dirt" story stolen from Solzhenitsyn (updated X3)
I was watching the forum last night and decided that since I hadn't eaten yet, I would try to listen to John McCain speak. I was doing OK with the "my friends" and the evil chuckle when I heard him ...
There has been plenty of press coverage about the Olympics and their political impact including China's viability as a host country. Their human rights record and their suppression of dissenters ...
|Here is a new one - NRA propaganda
This is something that I got this morning in my e-mail and I thought it was just a joke because my friend sends me all the stuff that are anti-Obama just to mess with me. Boy, was I wrong.
|The Bush Equations
In all of this confusion and rhetoric about the economy, Iraq, and everything else, it is easy to get mixed up about what is actually going on. One side is saying something and the other side is ...
|Criticism of Obama: A different perspective
This is not a FISA diary, it is a common sense diary. This week has seen some disturbing things happening in our government and in our country overall. The attack on our constitution and on our ...
|July 4th lists to ponder
It is early on July 4, 2008, and on this Independence Day I have taken a step back and pondered what it means to be an American and what America will be like in the future. I wondered how my life ...
|War Hero = Qualified to be President?
The argument this week is once again about qualifications to be the Commander-In-Chief, with one side arguing that military experience may not have much weight towards that particular job. The ...
|The McCain power solution
John McCain has been talking about his new energy policy, and how it is going to be different from the Bush energy policy, even as he agrees with Bush on expanded oil drilling.
|Nick Lampson (D-TX) needs to act
My representative is one of the few that have not committed and I would like the DKos Texans to put some pressure on him to DO SOMETHING.
|The untold story about "Mission Accomplished"
The Abraham Lincoln left its home port in Everett, Wash., in July 2002 for a six-month deployment to patrol the no-flight zone over Iraq. After 10 months underway, many weary sailors note off the ...
|Another Stupid E-mail
I got another "Obama is a Muslim", "The Bible says the Anti-Christ is a Muslim", "Obama is the Anti-Christ", e-mail today and it just really pissed me off. It contained a list of offenses by Muslim ...
|This is what I deal with...
Yesterday, I was given dirty looks and snide remarks in a restaurant for wearing a Barack Obama t-shirt. Granted, I live in District 22, Texas, former home of Tom DeLay, but this is ridiculous. To ...
|The fake and shameful "gas tax holiday"
John McCain and Hillary Clinton think you are stupid. They are proposing a ‘gas tax holiday’, which means about $0.20 a gallon federal tax relief for the three months of summer. At ...
|Take back our Military. Take Action Now!
Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), nicknamed "The Fighting Quaker" and "Old Gimlet Eye," was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps and, at the time of his death, the ...
|We hold these truths to be self-evident
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. – George Orwell In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
|What makes a war hero?
John McCain was a Naval Aviator. On his twenty-third bombing mission over North Vietnam later in 1967, he was shot down, badly injured, and captured as a prisoner of war by the North Vietnamese.
|John Wayne is dead.
He died June 11, 1979. The legacy of John Wayne is dead as well. The tough guy image and manly persona that has infected American politics and American society has finally run it's course.
|It isn't racial or political at all....
I have been skeptical of all of the attacks on Rev. Wright and the way people are acting so shocked about some of the things that he has said in his sermons. It seemed very odd to me, so I did a ...
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