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Smoke-Free Sunday

By kate on May 12th, 2005

I found this blurb in today’s Times: Smoke-free day Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub in the Pike Place Market neighborhood is going permanently smoke-free June 1. For the rest of this month, though, smoking at Kells is restricted to a back bar area, except for Sunday. On Sunday, Kells will be among a number of […]

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Wearing black again

By kate on November 4th, 2004

I’m not feeling any better about things today. If anything, I’m filled with a little less rage and a little more despair after reading in the paper about the administration’s plans for the next four years. And this idea that progressives should be hopeful after what we managed to accomplish just isn’t working for me. […]

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Really fucking angry

By kate on November 3rd, 2004

My rage has usurped my ability to think and debate rationally. How could Bush win? How could this happen? How could half of my countrymen, my “fellow Americans” actually vote for that

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Help me decide!

By kate on October 26th, 2004

I’ve decided on most election issues, but I haven’t mailed my ballot yet because I’m still on the fence regarding three ballot measures: 1. I-872: “This measure would allow voters to select among all candidates in a primary. Ballots would indicate candidates’ party preference. The two candidates receiving most votes advance to the general election, […]

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Presidential debate

By kate on October 1st, 2004

I watched the debate last night with some friends, and we all felt that Kerry had a definite edge. He managed to state his position consistently, while phrasing it in different ways. Bush merely repeated stock phrases. Kerry addressed every question, and I counted two that Bush completely ducked. I was glad Kerry got a […]

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By kate on July 3rd, 2004

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Non-partisan props

By kate on June 28th, 2004

Let me start by saying that, as a general rule, Dick Cheney freaks me out. I don’t like him, and I think he’s one of the main people with his hand in the Bush puppethead. Nonetheless, I want to say “you go!” to Dick for his refreshing stand on profanity. Senator Patrick Leahy was giving […]

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Let ’em know what America really thinks

By kate on December 19th, 2003

My friend Michael sent me this, and since none of the journals I read have posted it yet, here ya go: Want to annoy the (antigay) American Family Association? They are conducting an online poll about gay marriage, and plan to show their results to Congress. When I took it, it said 93% oppose same-sex […]

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American Soldiers Captive in Kosovo

By kate on April 2nd, 1999

CLINTON TO MILOSEVIC: FREE SOLDIERS By LAURA MYERS Associated Press Thursday April 1 5:35 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) – President Clinton pledged today that the United States will do everything in its power to gain the return of three Army soldiers captured near the Yugoslav-Macedonia border, and he warned Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic that “the […]

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