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Left Of California

By Libdrone, published on Nov 8, 2012

What a difference a day makes. It was startling to wake up Wednesday morning and find myself living in a state Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat described as "Left of California". Westneat was referring to the fact that Washington voters appear to be passing Referendum 74, which legalizes gay marriage and Initiative 502 which legalizes marijuana for adult recreational use. One of the disadvantages of Washington's vote by mail system is that it sometimes takes longer to get the results. Since ballots must be accepted and counted if they are post-marked by election day, most... (more)

Tags: washington state, 2012 election

What I Think, Ed Rogers

By Libdrone, published on Nov 5, 2012

When I started this blog, I certainly didn't see it as a place to write responses to Washington Post columnists. And yet here I am again. The Washington Post is the national newspaper I read every day. I especially like the fact that it is free on the web. I've written before about moving on from The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times after these newspapers set up paywalls. I was pleased last week when the New York Times temporarily disabled their paywall to provide free coverage of superstorm Sandy. And I do occasionally read an occasional piece from the New York Times... (more)

Tags: 2012 presidential election, u s politics, ed rogers

Walking Down The Avenue

By Libdrone, published on Apr 19, 2011

I'm reminded, frankly, of the early days of Entrecard. Before bad management changed a clever and effective social network to a tired traffic exchange, Entrecard attracted a group of smart, clever bloggers and allowed them to meet, mix, mingle and place small box ads all over each other's blogs. For me it was a very exciting time when in short order I met dozens and dozens of great bloggers, made a whole bunch of new friends and saw my blog's popularity skyrocket. I've been involved in many web sites and forums since then, but until my recent foray onto Empire Avenue I had not experienced... (more)

Tags: social networking, empire avenue

Democrats Should Stand Up And Be Counted

By Libdrone, published on Dec 6, 2010

"Give 'em hell Barry!" How I can only wish that our President would heed these wise words from Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik. I found it shocking, honestly, to see President Obama apologizing last week for not having "reached out more" to Republican Congressional leaders. This meek apology seems to quite ignore the fact that Republicans have shown amazing unanimity in opposing any and everything that President Obama and his Democrats have attempted to do in the two years they have been in power. The party of NO! has spent the last two years dragging their feet, kicking and... (more)

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PETN, Piss and the TSA's Through The Looking Glass Wednesday

By Libdrone, published on Nov 29, 2010

Thomas Sawyer is a retired special education teacher. As such he is experienced in explaining things, even to folks who have difficulty understanding. Sadly, TSA agents at Detroit Metropolitan Airport seemed utterly unable to understand Mr. Sawyer's explanation that he is a bladder cancer survivor and wears an ostomy bag to collect his urine. Two male TSA agents roughly man-handled his ostomy pouch, leaving Mr. Sawyer to rush to catch his flight mortally embarrassed, crying and covered in urine. What Sawyer found most disturbing is that the agents quite refused to listen, even as he... (more)

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TSA Agents Should Register As Sex Offenders

By Libdrone, published on Nov 17, 2010

Erin, a stay-at-home mom and cooking blogger, was sexually assaulted on November 12, 2010 and the police flatly refused to help her. Prior to boarding a flight at the Dayton, Ohio airport Erin was groped by a female TSA agent who touched her buttocks, her breasts and both of her labia. While much attention has recently been directed at John Tyner, whose "If you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested" video has gone viral, Erin's story is significantly more troubling. Tyner, who refused to allow the TSA agent to give him an "enhanced pat down" is being investigated by the TSA and... (more)

Tags: civil rights, tsa, airport insanity, sexual assault

Did You Vote Yet?

By Libdrone, published on Oct 31, 2010

If you live in the United States, the time has come to take a stand. Tuesday is election day here in the United States and I urge every adult out there to cast his or her vote and do his or her part to select the people who will conduct our government business in the coming year and where asked to take stands on issues relevent to our communities. Honestly, it does not matter whom you choose to support, what candidates you decide to vote for nor where you stand on the ballot questions. It is important that each and every citizen excercies his right and perform his duty by casting a vote.... (more)

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Libdrone's Creamed Corn-- It's not just on BrooWaha anymore

By Libdrone, published on Oct 25, 2010

Some of you loved it, some of you hated it. Sometimes lots of you commented on it and other times no one said a single word. Libdrone's Creamed Corn is a brand, spanking new website devoted to Social Networking, Website Marketing and Personal Branding. This is not a blogging help site near so much as a resource for every user of social networking who also really needs to understand personal branding (especially if they are quite unfamiliar with that term) and may very well also be dabbling in web publishing through the blogosphere . This is not a site to come to if you have trouble with... (more)

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Washington Voters: Just Say NO!

By Libdrone, published on Oct 19, 2010

I have to confess that it feels odd to be quoting Nancy Reagan. Certainly, I never felt her much-quoted solution to the issue of drug abuse was very useful or helpful. But when it comes to the plethora of issues which Washington voters are now faced with on their general election ballots, "just say no", is actually spot on advice. When I moved from Massachusetts to Washington I was at first very impressed by the citizen initiative process. I loved the idea that ordinary citizens who felt something should be changed have the power to write proposed new laws, collect signatures on petitions... (more)

Tags: voting, 2010 elections, washington state, citizen initiatives

Recipe: Jambalaya

By Libdrone, published on Oct 13, 2010

It always amuses me a bit to hear about cooks in other parts of the world scrambling about to assemble a very long list of ingredients to make some restaurant's version of Jambalaya. While it is true that the best jambalayas contain lots of different kinds of seafood and meat, no sane Louisianian would Ever go out to buy, say 12 shrimp, a third of a pound smoked sausage, a third of pound chicken, a third of a pound duck, 6 oysters, etc. In Louisiana, jambalaya is something you make when you have a fridge full of left-overs that you need to clean out. Jambalya is truly an infinitely... (more)

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