Saturday, August 30, 2008

Weekend open thread

Engrish picture of a sign that says notice to tourists don't flirt monkeys by feeding
more the engrish!


Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Open Thread

The vast majority of the time I avoid posting pictures of Still pResident Bush. But this amused me.

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday Open Thread

more animals


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Here's NURSE TERI's first Report from Denver!

Boo hoo, no Howard sitings, but did make it to the DFA party and got a great picture with Jim Dean.

Today I was the guest of SEIU Value Care Nurses and Nurse Alliance to their big health care event. We heard speeches from Andy Stern SEIU President, Govs. Patrick Duvall (MA), Ed Rendall (PA), Ted Strickland (OH) and Kathleen Sebelius (Kansas), and Sen. Clinton was the keynote and ending speaker. I had a FRONT row seat, pretty awesome.

Then at their health care rally, I was interviewed six times for the ONN initiative, still hoping for an SEIU endorsement.

I did pick up a THANK YOU Howard Dean name holder for Marcia

And tomorrow, I have credentials for the Obama acceptance speech.

Love to all,


Wednesday Open Thread

Found this (pre-caption) under Yahoo's "most e-mailed photos",


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Open thread

more animals


Monday, August 25, 2008

Commenting (again)

From the Friday Open Thread:

This is the only link you ever need:

I wish the whole comment thing could be automated like on just about every other blog in the world, but for some reason it can't be. I've tried to make the best of it, but couldn't figure out how to teach other people how to make the links.

So this is the solution I've come up with. I will continue to make sure comment links publish once a day over at the HEP comments blog. One comment link a day--not for each new post. So we really shouldn't need to add the comment link to every post, as it is always going to be the same link. And that link is at the top of the left sidebar. But if it helps make things clearer, we can put that link in each post. But anyone with keys to the blog can do that. There is no special link that needs to go up with a new post, since there is now a new link once a day rather than for each post. Another advantage to this approach is that, if there is not a new front page post for a couple days, people can still follow the link to the newest comment thread. (Because there will be a new comment thread every day.)

I made this change and announced it in this post. At the moment, there is no guarantee that I will be able to read all the comments in a timely manner. So I'm asking a favor...if anyone is confused about the way comments work now, those of you who have figured it out, please explain to those of you who don't.

I'm trying not to get cranky about this, but I'm also trying to figure out how to explain it in a way that at least most people will understand.

But I will add this piece of clarification: I am asking that people posting front page blog entries not point your Comments links to specific comment thread. Please, instead, do what I am about to do right now and point the link here:


Sunday, August 24, 2008

A little inspiration...

As we approach the start of the Democratic Convention with hopes that we might actually be on our way to a fresh start in this country and the end of almost eight long years of horror, I thought this prayer might remind us of why so many of us do the things we do.

A Prayer

May God bless you with discomfort
at easy answers, half-truths, and
superficial relationships, so that
you will live deep in your heart.

May God bless you with anger at
injustice, oppression, and
exploitation of people and the earth
so that you will work for justice,
equity and peace.

May God bless you with tears to
shed for those who suffer so you will
reach out your hands to comfort
them and change their pain into joy.

And may God bless you with
the foolishness to think that you
can make a difference in the world,
so you will do the things which
others say cannot be done.

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