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Front Page Portal

lime -- Friday, June 03, 2005 -- 12:16:19 AM

Posts here show up on the front page. This is still in development, so you can still make mistakes. Don't panic--with one exception, Cal and Lime will be forgiving.

The Exception: DO NOT POST COMMENTARY OR RESPONSES IN THIS THREAD! If you forget--and everyone does sometimes--just delete your post. If we have to delete it, Cal will probably be cranky about it. Don't be obtuse.

Eventually, portal posts will be anchored to a thread for responses. For now, if you want to discuss or respond to a portal, just take your responses to the relevant post. Apologies for the occasional duplication of effort, but over time this will be much better than the news/breaking news/discussion craziness that existed before.

Posting Recommendations:

  1. Make sure the title is meaningful--ideally, the title of the article. The link text can either be a subheading, or something like NY Times Article, AP Story, or whatever.
  2. Include text--it can either be commented or italicized. Eventually, Lime will standardize this so don't worry.
  3. If you don't know how to stop an image from bleeding, don't use images. Ask in the HTML Help thread or check the help files for more assistance--but you do need to have enough text to cover the image.
  4. At this point in time, you can't edit the Title, so be careful. That will change.
  5. PLEASE AVOID PERSONAL OPINIONS. Try and keep it objective text for now.
  6. NO BLOG PIMPING. This will change; Lime and I are thinking about how to give bloggers a way to publicize their work, so hang tight for now.
If you have questions, take it to the Portal thread in Meta Forum.

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CalGal -- Sunday, January 01, 2012 -- 04:41:34 PM -- 1427 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

2011: You made 2010 look good
related link: Dave Barry Year in Review

(Deleted message originally posted by TAFKA on Monday, January 02, 2012 -- 02:58:36 AM.)

TAFKA -- Tuesday, January 10, 2012 -- 03:24:57 AM -- 1429 of 1655
That moment when you have so much shit to do that you decide not to do any of it

White House Chief of Staff Steps Down After Just a Year
related link: Never quite fit in the job

White House Chief of Staff William Daley is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by Budget Director Jack Lew, NPR's Scott Horsley has confirmed.

Win McNamee/Getty ImagesWhite House Chief of Staff William Daley.The news, first reported by the Los Angeles Times and quickly followed by other news outlets, puts "a veteran staffer of the White House, Capitol Hill and State Department in a critical position at a difficult time for the president" — a reelection year — as the Times says.

Daley became chief of staff one year ago, succeeding Rahm Emanuel (who went on to become mayor of Chicago). Last November, some of Daley's duties were shifted to deputy Pete Rouse.

(Deleted message originally posted by CalGal on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 -- 08:45:35 AM.)

CalGal -- Tuesday, January 10, 2012 -- 08:46:16 AM -- 1431 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Crimson Tide Crushes LSU
related link: Bama wins BCS with 21-0 victory.

CalGal -- Sunday, January 15, 2012 -- 03:42:54 AM -- 1432 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Niners Shock Saints
related link: San Francisco Wins First Playoff Game in 9 Years

CalGal -- Monday, January 23, 2012 -- 05:41:03 AM -- 1433 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Pats vs. Giants in the Super Bowl
related link: Pats top Ravens, Niners lose to Giants 20-17 in OT

CalGal -- Wednesday, February 01, 2012 -- 04:12:16 AM -- 1434 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Florida primary: Mitt Romney wins decisive victory
related link: Wins outright majorities with women, conservatives, and Hispanics

CalGal -- Monday, February 06, 2012 -- 03:18:51 AM -- 1435 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Giants beat Patriots 21-17 to win the Super Bowl
related link: History repeats when Giants score a touchdown with 57 seconds left.

Amaxen -- Saturday, February 11, 2012 -- 12:06:22 AM -- 1436 of 1655
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

Chinese Social Media Lights up with Rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is dead
related link: The Diplomat

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theDiva -- Tuesday, February 21, 2012 -- 03:00:10 AM -- 1437 of 1655

George Clooney: I get lonely and struggle to sleep
related link: Hollywood Reporter

CalGal -- Wednesday, February 29, 2012 -- 04:15:54 AM -- 1438 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Romney wins Arizona and Michigan primaries
related link: Wins some major voter categories as well

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TAFKA -- Thursday, March 08, 2012 -- 03:34:17 AM -- 1439 of 1655
That moment when you have so much shit to do that you decide not to do any of it

Shocking Murder-Suicide in Jacksonville, FL

A fired Episcopal High School teacher returned Tuesday afternoon packing an AK-47 assault-style rifle in a guitar case and gunned down Head of School Dale Regan before killing himself, Jacksonville police said.The Rev. Kate Moorehead, the dean of St. John’s Cathedral and the Episcopal Diocese of Florida, called Regan a beloved and dedicated educator whose loss stunned those who knew of her love for the school where she first began teaching in 1978. Regan was 63.“We ask you to please pray for us as a community,” Moorehead said. “We have full confidence that Dale Regan is already with God and in heaven with our lord and savior Jesus.”Police identified the killer as former Spanish teacher Shane Schumerth, 28.

Read more at Jacksonville.com: jacksonville.com

CalGal -- Wednesday, March 21, 2012 -- 02:50:10 PM -- 1440 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Islamic militant who killed 7 is in shootout with French police
related link: 3 French soldiers, 3 Jewish school children, and a rabbi killed by gunman

Police bring suspect's mother in, but she refuses to negotiate. Hopefully, this headline will be out of date quickly.

CalGal -- Sunday, March 25, 2012 -- 06:03:01 AM -- 1441 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Santorum wins Louisiana primary
related link: His southern streak continues...

CalGal -- Monday, March 26, 2012 -- 06:25:17 AM -- 1442 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Tiger Woods wins at Bay Hill for first PGA Tour victory in 30 months
related link: Pure Joy, says Tiger

CurbSide -- Wednesday, April 04, 2012 -- 04:51:22 AM -- 1443 of 1655
I have cheese touch.

40-0 The Perfect Season
related link: Lady Bears Beat Notre Dame for national title

Griner lifts Baylor past Notre Dame for national title, perfect season

Read more: sportsillustrated.cnn.com

DENVER (AP) -- Brittney Griner and Baylor left no doubt they're head and shoulders above any team in the country. In fact, they're perfect.Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead Baylor to a dominating 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball championship on Tuesday night, capping a 40-0 season for the Lady Bears.They became the seventh women's team to run through a season unbeaten and the first in NCAA history to win 40 games. It was the second national championship for Baylor, which also won a title in 2005.

CalGal -- Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- 04:27:31 AM -- 1444 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Prosecutor Files Charge of 2nd-Degree Murder in Shooting of Martin
related link: Zimmerman turns himself in

Novamida -- Friday, May 04, 2012 -- 06:47:29 AM -- 1445 of 1655

Orangutans using iPads
related link: Mahal at Milwaukee Zoo using iPad

This is my local zoo. Mahal is a youngster orangutan about the age of my daughter Amara - he's 5. He was rejected by his mother and found a new home here with his adoptive mother MJ. We've been watching him grow up and it is really neat. This iPad thing has gone national and what's also cool is that it has brought the older male Tommy out to socialize - now he actually responds to people in the zoo.

CalGal -- Sunday, May 06, 2012 -- 08:31:29 PM -- 1446 of 1655
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Hollande Wins France
related link: France hands itself to the Socialist party

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