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Gender: Male
Hometown: Honolulu and Los Angeles
Home country: United States of America
Current location: Los Angeles
Member since: Tue Oct 4, 2005, 03:58 AM
Number of posts: 26,574

About Me

I am a host of the Politics 2012 and Welcome & Help forums. My post count and sign up date are deceiving. I am formerly "cynicalSOB1"and "hellhathnofury" Joined up in May 2003 approx. 2000 posts by those names. Hey Deaniacs! I am the lead host of these forums: Democracy for America: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1105 Hawaii: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1047 - I also co-host Buddhism, Judaism, Democrats, American History and World History.

Journal Archives

Toons: Navy Seals, Party of the Poor, Cheerleaders and More. - 1/25/12


By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 1/25/2012


By Jimmy Margulies, The Record of Hackensack, NJ - 1/25/2012


By Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News - 1/25/2012


By Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons - 1/25/2012


By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune - 1/25/2012


By Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons - 1/25/2012


By John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - 1/25/2012 - "State of Disunion"


By David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star - 1/25/2012


By Randy Bish, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 1/25/2012


By Chris Weyant, The Hill - 1/25/2012


By J.D. Crowe, Mobile Register - 1/25/2012


By Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons - 1/25/2012 - "GOP Response"


By Clay Bennett, January 25, 2012


By Mike Luckovich, January 25, 2012


By Steve Sack, January 25, 2012


By Drew Sheneman, January 26, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, January 26, 2012


By Jim Morin, January 26, 2012

Note: Previous editions are in my journal. Credit: Cagle Cartoons, Universal Uclick.

Toons: Annual Ritual, Year of the Dragon, Self-Deportation and More. - 1/24/12


By Jimmy Margulies, The Record of Hackensack, NJ - 1/24/2012


By Kirk Walters, Toledo Blade - 1/24/2012


By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 1/24/2012


By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune - 1/24/2012


By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 1/24/2012


By David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star - 1/24/2012


By John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune - 1/24/2012


By Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons - 1/24/2012


By Tom Janssen, The Netherlands - 1/24/2012


By Cardow, The Ottawa Citizen - 1/24/2012


By Tony Auth, January 24, 2012


By Steve Benson, January 24, 2012


By Chan Lowe, January 24, 2012


By Mike Luckovich, January 24, 2012


By Ben Sargent, January 24, 2012


By Signe Wilkinson & Signe Wilkinson, January 24, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, January 25, 2012


By Jim Morin, Miami Herald, January 25, 2012

Note: Previous editions are in my journal. Credit: Cagle Cartoons, Universal Uclick.

Toons: Wingnut Mammoth Newt, Cave Man Santorum, The Romney Dog and More. - 1/23/12


By RJ Matson, The St. Louis Post Dispatch - 1/23/2012


By RJ Matson, Roll Call - 1/23/2012


By RJ Matson, Roll Call - 1/23/2012


By Milt Priggee, www.miltpriggee.com - 1/23/2012


By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 1/23/2012


By Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons - 1/23/2012


By Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant - 1/23/2012


By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 1/23/2012


By David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star - 1/23/2012 - "Blessed are the 1 Percent"


By John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - 1/23/2012


By John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune - 1/23/2012


By Bill Schorr, Cagle Cartoons - 1/23/2012


By Cardow, The Ottawa Citizen - 1/23/2012


By Hajo de Reijger, The Netherlands - 1/23/2012 "Nature of Banking"


By Tony Auth, January 22, 2012


By Clay Bennett, January 23, 2012


By Stuart Carlson, January 23, 2012


By Walt Handelsman, January 23, 2012


By Chan Lowe, January 23, 2012


By Mike Luckovich, January 22, 2012


By Ted Rall, January 23, 2012


By Steve Sack, January 23, 2012


By Tom Toles, January 23, 2012


By Don Wright, January 18, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, January 23, 2012


By Jim Morin, January 24, 2012




By Jeff Danziger, January 23, 2012 "While I breathe, I hope" - Cicero

Dean's ‘impossible' Presidential run


Kate O’Connor signs a copy Friday of her memoir, “Do the Impossible: My Crash Course on Presidential Politics Inside the Howard Dean Campaign.” The former governor appeared with his longtime aide at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester to discuss his run for the White House in 2004./Peter Crabtree

Posted: 01/22/2012 10:20:31 PM EST
Sunday January 22, 2012
NEAL P. GOSWAMI
Staff Writer

MANCHESTER -- In late 2003, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean was a front-runner in the Democrat's race for the presidential nomination.

Crowds that could once be counted on one hand had grown into thousands, and "Deaniacs" would roar with approval when Dean would deliver the signature line they craved: "You have the power!"

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Eight years after the campaign, after a successful stint as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and frequent appearances on cable news shows, Dean is now teaching a course about politics at Yale. Had he secured the nomination and gone on to win the presidency he could be wrapping his second term. Although Dean is disappointed, not all share his sentiment, even within his own family.

"I'm sorry I didn't win. Very sorry I didn't win. But, my wife isn't sorry. Every year she says, ‘You know Howard, the country really could have used you. You would have been a terrific president, but I'm really glad you didn't win because every time I see what Michelle Obama has to do I think, Oh my God, that could be me,'" Howard said.

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/ci_19796524?source=rss_viewed

Lengthy interview alongside former aide Kate O'Connor...good read.

Artist looks back on a year of drawing The Los Angeles Times


Photos from top: The Jan. 1, 2011, page. Credit: Erik Shveima.

January 20, 2012 | 12:38 pm
— Erik Shveima, Mixed Media Daily

Los Angeles artist Erik Shveima set out last Jan. 1 on a personal project to draw the Los Angeles Times every day of 2011. In a guest post, he looks back on the endeavor:

This past year the paper kept me up at night.

Not because I worry about its future (although I do, in fact, worry about its future), but because of what that worry compelled me to do.

Mmd-01_01_2011In late 2010 I decided to dedicate the coming year to drawing the Los Angeles Times — the front page in particular — every day. By the end I would have a portrait of the year’s news, a 21st century commonplace book dedicated to the mystery of news cycles, serif fonts and spadeas (which, I learned from a commenter, is what those half-page ads that wrap around the A section are called). I called the project Mixed Media Daily, and I posted the drawings every day.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/readers/2012/01/mixed-media-daily-a-look-back.html

Mixed Media Daily: http://mixedmediadaily.blogspot.com/


This is just too cool. A project like this takes a certain level of dedication...sharing this with my art friends who never know what to draw




Ancient Popcorn Found—Made 2,000 Years Earlier Than Thought in Peru


The puffed grain was likely an occasional snack, archaeologist says.

Christine Dell'Amore
for National Geographic News
Published January 19, 2012

Just in time for National Popcorn Day, a new study says that people in what's now Peru were eating the snack 2,000 years earlier than thought.

Coastal peoples were preparing corn-based foods up to 6,700 years ago, according to analysis of ancient corncobs, husks, tassels, and stalks recently unearthed at the Paredones and Huaca Prieta archaeological sites on Peru's northern coast.

Previously, evidence of corn as a food before about 5,000 years ago had mostly come from what are called microfossils—microscopic remains that do not offer information on the cobs' sizes and shapes.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120119-national-popcorn-day-corn-peru-archaeology-food-science/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ng%2FNews%2FNews_Main+%28National+Geographic+News+-+Main%29

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American: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1163
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We don't bite, our dentures aren't sharp enough, and our eyesight is too poor.

Toons: A Three-Way, It's Not Envy, Re-Brand Myself and More. - 1/20/12


By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune - 1/20/2012


By J.D. Crowe, Mobile Register - 1/20/2012


By John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune - 1/20/2012


By Daryl Cagle, MSNBC.com - 1/20/2012


By Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle - 1/20/2012


By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 1/20/2012


By Randy Bish, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 1/20/2012


By Tim Eagan, Deep Cover - 1/20/2012


By John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune - 1/20/2012


By Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons - 1/20/2012


By Bill Schorr, Cagle Cartoons - 1/20/2012


By David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star - 1/20/2012


By Jimmy Margulies, The Record of Hackensack, NJ - 1/20/2012


By Brian Fairrington, Cagle Cartoons - 1/20/2012


By Tony Auth, January 20, 2012


By Clay Bennett, January 20, 2012


By Steve Benson, January 20, 2012


By Stuart Carlson, January 20, 2012


By Matt Davies, January 20, 2012


By Mike Luckovich, January 20, 2012


By Ted Rall, January 20, 2012


By Steve Sack, January 20, 2012


By Ben Sargent, January 20, 2012


By Tom Toles, January 20, 2012


By Jim Morin, January 20, 2012

Note: Previous editions can be found in my journal. Have a good weekend!

You can download the DFA Training Manual by Chapter in PDF! = Awesome

I just noticed this: http://www.democracyforamerica.com/trainingmanual2009dfa

Pretty useful if you ask me - "These materials are free to share with progressive campaigns everywhere as long as DFA is cited as the source."

Now you don't even have to go to Training Academy or Night School to get some of the skills DFA has to offer.

= Awesome

Please someone else tell me I'm not the only one stoked. I had a manual from 2005 and can't find it. Now I'm set for 2012!!!

Ambassador Locke: China Is A Country Of Great Contrasts

January 18, 2012

Gary Locke is Washington's ambassador to Beijing. He took over the post after Jon Huntsman left to run for president. Locke is the first U.S. ambassador to China to have ancestral roots in that country. Ambassador Locke talks to Steve Inskeep about his impressions of China and its government.

Interview with NPR:

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

You can't pay attention to the presidential campaign without hearing references to China. Republican candidates have complained about Chinese trade practices. Criticizing China in campaign season is getting to be a political tradition – followed by presidential candidates from both parties.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

At the same time, President Obama's administration has been quietly reorienting U.S. foreign policy, seeking to focus more on Asia's Pacific Rim nations. The point man for the administration is U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke. He's a former governor of Washington State and his ancestors came from a village in southern China. Now Ambassador Locke is based in a rising nation that many Americans see as a threat.

Ambassador Locke stopped by our studios on a brief visit to Washington. What does China want?

More: http://www.npr.org/2012/01/18/145384412/ambassador-locke-shares-his-impressions-of-china?ft=1&f=1004


Ambassador Locke recently described the human rights situation in the PRC as "getting worse:" http://sg.news.yahoo.com/chinese-ministry-defends-progress-human-rights-084002534.html

Toons: Open Marriage, Mickey Mouse, Mitt Romney's World and More. - 1/19/12


By Daryl Cagle, MSNBC.com - 1/19/2012


By RJ Matson, The St. Louis Post Dispatch - 1/19/2012


By Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons - 1/19/2012


By Rob Tornoe, PoliticalCartoons.com - 1/19/2012


By John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune - 1/19/2012


By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune - 1/19/2012 - "Hookah Smoking Boehner"


By Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons - 1/19/2012


By Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News - 1/19/2012


By Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 1/19/2012


By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 1/19/2012


By John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - 1/19/2012


By Steve Greenberg, Freelance, Los Angeles - 1/18/2012


By Tony Auth, January 19, 2012


By Clay Bennett, January 19, 2012


By Stuart Carlson, January 19, 2012


By Jeff Danziger, January 19, 2012


By Walt Handelsman, January 19, 2012


By Chan Lowe, January 18, 2012


By Ben Sargent, January 19, 2012


By Tom Toles, January 19, 2012


By Dan Wasserman, January 19, 2012


By Pat Oliphant, January 19, 2012
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