The open thread that most people think of first is the venerable one Open thread for night owls, was founded in 2010 by Meteor Blades and after his retirement by the. replaced News summary Sunday-Friday (and the Community spotlight on Saturdays, ahem). But if the front page isn't to your liking, don't worry: there are open threads that run from early in the morning until late at night, starting in the early hours of the morning MF daily, that was once MoJo Friday's Weekly Open Thread. It is now a daily feature that invites everyone to "hang out and share what is happening in your life today". This is your first coffee mug, and if you still wake up you'll be in good company.
Then there is that Tomorrow open thread, whose regulars call themselves "specialists in jibber-jabber and threading" or a place where you "come for the music and stay for the conversation – so don't hesitate to leave a message". TÜV Also warns impatient commentators that "the diary writer can sleep in if she so wishes and show up long after the post is published." Well-curated music themes start the day, with only last week's deals from Buddy Holly to Handel closed Satchmo The music may set the mood, but the conversation lingers.
Street prophets coffee hour is an open thread "cleverly hidden at the interface of religion and politics", but often does not stay at this corner (or even check in there). Whether the author is Marko the Werlynx, especially known for fine photographs and life stories from his homeland near Prague, or Michelewn more and more poetic about humble stew (with recipes) or another author's basic text that starts with spiritual and religious discussions before flying around everywhere, there is something for everyone.
You can check out in the early evening Kibitzing kitchen table, "A community series for everyone who wants to share a virtual kitchen table with other Daily Kos readers who are not throwing cake at each other. Come by to talk about music, your weather, your garden or what you have cooked for dinner. … Newbies may find that many who post in this series already know each other to some extent, but we greet guests at our kitchen table and hope to make new friends too. Our kitchen opens at 5am every evening: 30 p.m. PT / 8PT: 30 p.m. "
If you're not in the mood for kibitzing (although everyone enjoys a good kibitzing session), this is your place to look Evening shade, where you can find "lots of politics and even more cats. The person who makes the first comment gets two cats. Anyone who comments gets a cat."
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Speaking of cats, PCB peeps (also known) the Pootie people) hosts a nightly Open thread "For animal lovers. We share photos, seek out and give advice on pet health and behavior problems, support each other in times of sadness and stress, party together in good times, and have a lot of fun on most days." As always, it's a pie-free zone where attribution and all personal attacks are on forbidden (All open threads are cake-free zones, but especially the PWB zones!)
Best comments "appears nocturnal, as a round-up of the best comments on Daily Kos. "Sure … you come across comments every day that are empathetic, apropos and … well, maybe even humorous. But they are more meaningful when they are known … and that's where you come in. "Top Comments takes great comments as a starting point and refines them. It's a potpourri of the day's best comments, with even more commentary.
At the end of your evening the open thread at Insomniacs Vent Hole with James Corden is “a late night get-together for non-serious palavers that doesn't talk about tonight's show. When you post a spoiler, you get frustrated. You don't want this to happen to you. It's a fate worse than a fate worse than death. "The group posts a menu with hosts and guests on the late night talk show, but they talk about everything else.
Although groups are the backbone of the Daily Kos community, the open threads posted throughout the day are places where the focus is personal. As with all conversation, there may be an opening topic, but … have you ever had a casual conversation that focused on just one topic? Neither do I. The conversations in the open threads, no matter who sponsors or initiates them, are all as diverse and different as any community member who participates.
This story is an open thread, in the tradition of the original Meteor Blades Night owls. Right: All comments and answers are welcome! We Rescue Rangers are honored to highlight the best of the week's overlooked stories from the community every Saturday night during this time slot, but it's basically an open thread.
12 SAVED STORIES FROM 1 P.M. FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH TO 1 P.M. FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH 2021
Happy Juneteenth, Daily Kos Community! More Americans mark the end of enslavement in the US today than in recent years. In the comments, how are you celebrating? As you respond (or recover from your celebration), take the time to review this week's saved stories.
The bailouts in this week's Community Spotlight range from politics to sports to restaurants. Rescue Rangers look for well-written work that offers an original point of view and does not get the attention it deserves. At least one ranger reads every story posted by community writers. When we find work that deserves more credit, we save it in ours Group blog and post a weekly collection – like this one – every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Pacific time. Rescue priorities and measures were outlined in a previous edition: Community Spotlight: Rescuing your excellent stories for over 14 years.
After a story saved before Mahtin reports on the unfortunate outcome of the political maneuvers of Empire State Governor Andrew Cuomo in Against progressive opposition, the Conservative prosecutor upheld a 14-year prison sentence in the New York Supreme Court. Despite some apparently angry dealings in the back room, the Hon. Madeline Singas, a former Nassau County prosecutor, has been appointed to the New York Court of Appeals. "Even so, opposition to her confirmation has been fierce and surprisingly close to derailing her nomination, suggesting that Governor Cuomo should think twice about appointing another Conservative when the next proposed vacancy arises later this year. " Mahtin plays the importance of Cuomo's court appointments and their political implications in New York State. Author of eight stories, this is Mahtin's second salvation.
in the Atheist Bible: The Meek, AliceT4 examines the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth from the perspective of a Jew "to whom the New Testament was taboo" and finds that Jesus was a radical rabbi. He subverted all existing temporal and theological power structures in order to focus on the power of the average person to “be kind to one another, not to obey the rules. This threatened the very fabric of Judaism, knitted from thousands of threads of legal arguments, and which has affected the actions of Jews at all times. If you could put these historical threads aside, you would be practically naked in the world. One would be the doer of one's own actions instead of being restricted by the rules and prohibitions of generations of wise men. "AliceT4 does not discuss Christianity, but rather the teachings of Jesus – which are often very different things – and finds in the trust of the average person in Jesus one of the most radical social forces in history, AliceT4 has been an Oxford comma activist for 50 years and has written 17 stories, and this is her third salvation.
RfrancisR compares and compares European and US football leagues in A story about football and capitalism: winning is not everything. Both leagues operate under a capitalist system, owned by billionaires, but in the US the league adheres to some relatively "socialist" conventions such as a draft and "general allotment" that wealthier teams use to help not only budget-conscious teams survive, but thrive. In comparison, the European leagues are dominated by a handful of powerful and wealthy teams. With no wage caps, revenue sharing or other American sports conventions, "this means that the powerful have a monopoly of power. In European football, the rich get richer and the poor are exiled." That doesn't mean that American football is a socialist utopia, but it does offer a comparatively level playing field for everyone. This is RfrancisR's 17th rescue of 182 stories.
“I think I have benefited tremendously from white privileges without being white. That means that I am doubly blessed. I get all the privileges that multiracial people are entitled to and the ability to free white privileges. I really feel guilty. ”In a very personal way Am i privileged? Absolutely. Is it white privilege? I am not sure, Non-linear explores what it means to be multiracial: black, indigenous, and white, with access to rich parental cultures and traditions, code-switching education, seamless transition between racial spaces, and the added benefit of at least some white privileges. Although white privilege controls the levers of economic opportunity, he says his family's multiethnic and multicultural traditions have given him greater advantage. Perceived whiteness might have got him in the door, but once he was through the rest of his family's culture brought him success. This is the 11th saved story from Nonlinear.
“It pays to advertise in my region year after year: on the turnout, to keep my voters informed and to help them with election questions. We cannot rest and we cannot take anything for granted. I always emphasize the importance of their coordination. " Pattiorik shakes off the hangover in the year of the pandemic and takes to the streets Canvassing Chronicles: Virginia 2021 Primary Edition. Since Virginia state elections always take place outside of the year, 2021 brings the state election season to the Old Dominion; the main season has just ended. A seasoned door-to-door recruiter, Pattioric selected part of Henrico County and a preferred candidate in Hala Ayala for lieutenant governor (since the governor and attorney general's seats had strong favorites in Terry McAuliffe and Mark Herring). "Many were undecided the day before the election, and I think it helped that I stopped by. A couple of districts where Hala lost for promoting something got less than 10 votes! Many People didn't know to vote earlier or didn't notice that the area code was coming up. " Pattioric has been a Cossack since 2015 and has written two stories, this is her first rescue.
Jrbergs Sometimes just really is the best brought forth both gardeners and cooks in the comments, enriching a feast of simple pleasures: in this case, homemade tomato soup. Part recipe and part process, jrberg's story shows us how heat and selected ingredients result in dishes that please both the palate and the eye. You write: "As a chef, I have always liked the simple, clean recipes best. They show the natural aromas of the few ingredients without overwhelming them. And those aromas from the backyard can be heavenly." Commentators joined in with their own recipes, offering advice on how to keep living things away from these spectacular tomatoes. Jrberg wrote three stories for Daily Kos. This is her second salvation.
Surviving and thriving despite the trauma of harassment is the theme of MikiSJs An open letter to Simone Biles. Like Biles, MikiSJ was once a gymnast and, like Biles, was once molested by a trusted adult. Unlike Biles and her fellow survivors who came up against Larry Nasser, MikiSJ carried the pain and trauma of harassment with him for years: "Whenever I walked into a room or joined a group of friends or business associates, I was always that little person , the one secret, a crushing secret that I couldn't tell anyone. That secret held me back as an adult. " This open letter commends Biles & # 39; Strength as a person who has taken power back from their attacker and recognizes their athleticism and excellence. It is MikiSJ's wish for Biles that "at the age of 23 you will once again impress the world with your Yurchenko double pike from the vault – and achieve a 10 for every device at this year's Olympic Games." As a pragmatic advancement, MikiSJ wrote three stories, this is her first rescue.
Karmsysback Offers a Requiem for Mills College this is more of an autopsy than a requiem. Why do some private colleges and universities flourish while others wither? When Mills College closes down for women after 169 years of humanities education, alum karmsysback has mixed feelings: gratitude, certainly, but also recognition that something went wrong at Mills and that something is embodied in a dispassionate deadwood professor who was the antithesis of the teacher who became the author. “Great, timeless teaching – the kind students at Mills and other private institutions who pay through the nose and hope to get, the kind influential people who write their wills to fund them – are magnanimous. She welcomes students on an equal footing. People who encounter it in youth, remember until they die. "Although Mills College is no doubt closing for various reasons, karmsysback puts his Requiem at the feet of the inquisitive, uninspired teacher. This is her first story and her first Rescue.
Aviation Expert pwoodford illustrates the cost of training abbreviations and unintended consequences in Air Minded: A Catastrophic Collapse. At the end of June 2020, an F-16 fighter jet crashed during night training, killing its pilot. Although subsequent investigations accused piloting errors, Pwoodford explains that the real cause was a fatal lack of training. "This lieutenant didn't die because a minor training requirement slipped through the cracks. He died from a catastrophic breakdown in training, scheduling, and leadership." The verdict: The responsibility for the crash does not lie with the pilot, but with a broken training system. From Pwoodford's 401 stories for Daily Kos, this is his 72nd rescue.
After a day at the zoo with the new feeling that the world is opening again, Ben Kalom takes time to distinguish between normal and acceptable. in the When good things happen: managing moments of normalcy while we recover from chaoshe compares the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated the world, to another disease: "Six years ago we lost our ability to distinguish between normal and acceptable. The loss of this partition, the breaking of this web and the filling of the moat made it possible the wilder parts of our "thoughts and feelings fully emerge and move within the entirety of our reality. We became infected with a 'virtual virus', a thought and emotional mechanism that began to break through the last remaining fences of orderly and decent behavior. ”He warns that we must be careful to distinguish between normal and acceptable and act accordingly . This is Ben Kalom's second story and first rescue.
New Cossack ShuiMuLung Reports of heroic deeds in war and the fulfillment of duties beyond the draft I have a new hero and his name is Charles Jackson French. French served in the Navy for a time and rallied before the Pearl Harbor bombing, after which he returned to the Navy and served until the end of the war, particularly during the Battle of Guadalcanal when his ship was sunk and he was rescued from a raft full of injured shipmates . Did I mention that these were the separate forces and the French were Black? “On land some naval masters tried to separate French from his shipmates whom he had rescued. After all, a black man shouldn't be in a white tent. His shipmates threatened to fight anyone who tried to let him go. They recognized a hero when they saw one. "An attempt is being made to ensure that the Frenchman now receives the honor he deserves in life. This is ShuiMuLung's second story and first salvation.
The pace in life and in fiction is central no lamb& # 39; s Write down: pace and pace (and pace?) As a writer working on a first novel, no lamb struggles to find a regular rhythm to carry her through an extensive project. But despite their seemingly chaotic writing schedule, they have reached a milestone and learned that when writing, some books are a marathon and others a sprint, both at the pace of the novel and while writing. “I will probably have to think more about how to run a marathon the next time I design. These are the guides that I have in the back of my mind as I go on and on. ”This is also a metaphor for life. No lamb has written 13 stories, most of them about the art of reading and writing. This is her first rescue.
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