I gave up on mydd a long time ago. The only reason I'm here now is to see if the comments I read on other sites were exaggerated. Sadly, they weren't. This is a low point for mydd.
I've read your diaries on other sites, like the motley moose, and know that you had quite a few fans. Some of the people that gave up on mydd at the same time I did would still come here occassionally to read your posts. I doubt any of them will be back once you are gone. I know I'm done giving this site any more credibility by visiting it.
It should be really nice once the profile functionality is added back in, like choosing the number of diaries for the new diary list and being able to see who has replied to one of your comments. Good job.
This idea has been proposed several times recently. I think it is an excellent idea. We are having a discussion on The Motley Moose about whether there should be a war tax to finance the current wars. Would love to have you cross-post this diary there. I it would generate and interesting discussion there. www.motleymoose.com
How about brats poached in beer then grilled? Add some olive oil/balsamic marinated portabellas, grilled peppers and onions and you've got our dinner tonight. Oh yeah, forgot about the homemade potato salad and strawberry shortcake.
1) If you are concerned about those in public schools that don't serve them then you should work to improve the public schools.
2) The key is that parents are naturally limited by geography as to which schools their children can attend. That means we need neighborhood schools that work. That doesn't mean we need nice private schools in nice neighborhoods to serve the affluent.
3) You aren't a true liberal in any sense of the word, so why do you try to pretend you are?
Hmmm.... I suppose they could say they weren't going to nationalize (allow to go into receivership) all banks. But that would be a lie since banks go into receivership all the time. Even more so during an economic climate like today's. Of course, if they did say they wouldn't allow the banks to go into receivership then banks that fail would really fail. They would disappear and the money they held would end up where?
People are pissed about the bailout of the financial sector and they are looking for someone to take it out on. The auto companies make a good whipping boy. Especially since there are unions involved. It is absolutely bewildering how some people who claim to be progressive have such anti-union feelings.