A 20-something photographer professional acquaintance of mine, a twin, came to me and disclosed a litany of things that weren't going well:  a male friend who had an ambivalent approach-avoid response to her, not sure if he wanted to...
I would like to communicate to you my sincere concerns over the overall premise and day to day operation of your website, the Huffington Post. If I did not care on how the image of Huffington Post reflects on all progressives, within and outside of the blogosphere, I would just walk away and say nothing, but it is considered a “representative” source for progressive thought. Therefore, I must speak on these issues.
I find myself rather in the minority in my fondness for Christoper Hitchens.   It has been said, with very real credibility, that he is an opportunist who chooses his stance at any given moment based on currently popular opinion.  ...
Reprinted from "DocStrangelove's" message on the HadEnoughington Post... "For what it's worth, I just heard from my friend on the west coast known as "MrCreosot­­e" and it seems that he is NOT currently in limbo as originally thought. He told me...
Hi, I'm Rob-S, and I'm a Moderatorholic {Audience}  Hi, Rob {Rob}  I've come here to confess I've been a heavy handed, two fisted moderator for over two years. {Audience}  Tell us more, brother Rob. {Rob}  It all started when I wandered in off...
Here it is people, the answer. (The question, by the way, is: politics – why?) The answer is: Hume’s Guillotine’: One of the core philosophical problems of all time. That is ‘‘can an ought-statement (we ought to do ...) be entailed by...
Cartoon by Jeff Parker - Courtesy of Politicalcartoons.com - http://www.cagle.com/news/Thanksgiving09/main.asp I saw this cartoon and I had to share it with everyone.  It says so much of the worldview of our conservative brethran, and yet if it was the shoe...
I'd been planning to offer some thoughts on another right wing meme, "political correctness," to follow up on my piece about "personal responsibility." With the latest furor over "Bow Gate," today seemed like a good time to post it....
Welcome to the second meeting of the seminar. I need perhaps to clarify our purpose here. First, regarding the seminar concept: I am hoping that we can all work to teach each other interesting and useful lessons on various topics....
In ancient times, when the Earth was young and teabagging was part of a cultured afternoon, merchants would provide those who frequented their establishments with a quaint, old fashioned consideration called "customer service". Then came the 1980's and the era...

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Weekend Music Thread – You Mother Should Know

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We can and should take this time to celebrate the marvelous moms who are with us now and those who may not be here but are always in our thoughts. Songs about women, mothers, and children are what we're sending out along with our love to moms around the world this weekend!