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  1. GrassrootsOrganizer

    I haven’t been really following the details of the stimulus bill.  A couple days ago I was running it through in my mind how I’d get by if I was laid off and with some serious trimming back on all the extras I can survive on unemployment.  Good news, until I remembered the dreaded Cobra.  

    Cobra is the one thing that makes my survival on unemployment utterly impossible, and I simply cannot be without health insurance.  Even though my job is relatively secure, only now that I know I will be able to make it on unemployment can I relax enough to spend money.  If this is how I’m thinking, others must be thinking the same.  


  2. fogiv

    BREAKING:  Daily Kos Murdering Critics!

    Just when you thought a PUMA couldn’t get anymore crazy.  This thread over at Alegre’s Catbox is both scary and hilarious.  If you don’t wanna click (and I don’t blame you if you don’t) here are some highlights:

    This man Died Mysteriously, 3 days after Attacking Daily Kos (0.00 / 0)

    If you guys remember Dave from Queens, before dKos turned into a Gestapo, he was a nice fellow with strong opinions.

    Like most people with a brain, he caught on to Daily Kos, and started his own blog,.  His last post was a powerful expose on Daily Kos.  

    A couple of days later, he was dead.  Cause unknown.

    by: standard @ Mon Feb 16, 2009 at 16:47:35 PM CST

    I Didn’t Know He Started His Own Blog (0.00 / 0)

    He really went after those @ssholes, didn’t he?

    Invest in Women – Change the World

    by: Alegre @ Mon Feb 16, 2009 at 21:19:28 PM CST

    I was reading posts at his website (0.00 / 0)

    and was stunned when bloggers started

    discussing his death.  

    According to the Facebook site his family

    put up, they are not completely certain

    of the cause.

    At his website, they mention that one of

    the dKos creeps he really went after, may

    have lived very near.

    I sure hope they find out the cause of death.

    If you want to give condolences to the family,

    his sisters put up a facebook site.….

    Whew this is really a bad news day!

    by: standard @ Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 00:48:28 AM CST

    yep – those are the people who harrassed the hillary supporters. (0.00 / 0)

    a regular manson family, from the looks of it. two-faced markos says “community moderation works”, all the while knowing what’s being done on his behalf. no wonder we got blown off by admin at dkos when the internet stalking and RL information about us started getting posted over there.

    Barack Obama’s election proves that any male can grow up to be president, provided he’s willing to use misogyny as a campaign strategy.

    by: campskunk @ Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 12:54:49 PM CST

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    Raleigh, NC,

    USA, 27601

    919 829 7090

    Awesome food, amazing service.  The Real Deal.

    gonna have to waddle out of here like a penguin…

    [We could use a static “Things to See, Places to Eat” diary in the Lounge someday…]

  4. Jjc2008

    the fights on dkos, including some that involved DavefromQueens. They were pretty scary.  I stayed out of those.  Mostly I got into intense debates over there only on three thing: education, health care and sexism in the media.

    I was sad to hear of his death as I would be for anyone.

    How does it go?

    No man is an island.  entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were;  any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.  

    I learned that verse as child, from my dad, who loved famous sayings, poetry enough to memorize them and share with my sister and I.  He was not a man of formal education having had to drop out to work the CCC camps during the depression, then riding the rails out to CA, living in hobo camps, working as a carnie, on his way to live with an uncle who acres on which he grew grapes.  But he loved his poetry.  He and his brothers would recite in their entirely many of Longfellow’s works.  ………ok back on topic.

    Anyway, when I read about davefromqueens, it popped into my head.  In this day of instant communication with people you have never met and most likely will never meet, it seems even more pertinent.

    So much of the discussion in this thread, on this topic of blog issues, including anonymity, cyberbullying,  etc brings back many memories.  I have been on the internet since 1989.  My first experience with the phenomena came, believe it or not, on message boards for soap operas (yes, I admit, they are my guilty pleasure in the same way sports teams are for some).  The same issues exist regardless of the topics on a board or a blog.  At least that is my experience.

    I sort of see anonymity for some of us as a protection device. I used the same handle on all the boards as my way of being less anonymous and yet being somewhat self protective, if that makes sense.

    I have learned that while I love intense debate, if I feel threatened or bullied, I just drop out and go where I feel safer.  So far, for me, the Moose is great.  So is TL. I feel I can be honest at both places, have those that passionately disagree with me without being nasty or bullying. So my kudos to the creators, administrators of this blog.  

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