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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, August 28, 2011 -- 04:49:58 PM -- 1410 of 1550
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.

Irene Sweeps Through New Jersey and New York
related link: NYtimes

CalGal -- Sunday, September 11, 2011 -- 07:48:00 PM -- 1411 of 1550
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.

9/11: Remembering
related link: USA Today

CalGal -- Saturday, September 17, 2011 -- 03:30:56 AM -- 1412 of 1550
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.

3 dead, 56 injured in horrific Reno air show crash
related link: AJC

CalGal -- Tuesday, September 20, 2011 -- 04:23:33 AM -- 1413 of 1550
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.

Rivera Gets His Record 602nd Save in Classic 1-2-3 Fashion
related link: Yankees 6, Twins 4

CalGal -- Wednesday, October 05, 2011 -- 09:47:32 PM -- 1414 of 1550
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.

Workplace Shooting in Bay Area; Gunman still at large
related link: At least 3 killed, several wounded; gunman still at large in Cupertino

Police are searching door to door for the gunman.

(Deleted message originally posted by Sister Madly on Thursday, October 06, 2011 -- 12:57:44 AM.)

(Deleted message originally posted by Sister Madly on Thursday, October 06, 2011 -- 12:59:41 AM.)

CalGal -- Thursday, October 20, 2011 -- 03:59:16 PM -- 1417 of 1550
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.

QADDAFI KILLED
related link: Last Stronghold Falls to Libyan Forces

CalGal -- Saturday, October 29, 2011 -- 01:12:41 AM -- 1418 of 1550
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.

Cardinals push it to game 7
related link: First game 7 in nine years thanks to Freese homer in 11th

and....Cardinals win!

...Game 7 on tonight!

theDiva -- Monday, November 14, 2011 -- 06:35:04 PM -- 1419 of 1550

Nancy Pelosi Blocked Credit Card Reform While Investing Millions in Exclusive Visa Stock Offering
related link: Big Government

"Former Speaker of the House–and current Minority Leader–Nancy Pelosi apparently bought $1 million to $5 million of Visa stock in one of the most sought-after and profitable initial public offerings (IPO) in American history, thwarted serious credit card reform for two years, and then watched her investment skyrocket 203%."

via ace.mu.nu

Nicholas Kronos -- Thursday, November 24, 2011 -- 05:52:37 PM -- 1420 of 1550
"This is what a successful presidency looks like." -- Paul Krugmann

Man charged with attempted murder in forklift attack
related link: Tried to evict tenants

(Goodbye, Nancy P.)

CalGal -- Saturday, November 26, 2011 -- 12:10:10 AM -- 1421 of 1550
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.

Unhappy Walmart holiday tradition: Black Friday violence
related link: Black Friday to Forget

Campers waiting for the doors to open. But then they got pepper sprayed. Or shot.

(Deleted message originally posted by CalGal on Sunday, December 04, 2011 -- 07:43:54 PM.)

CalGal -- Sunday, December 04, 2011 -- 07:51:52 PM -- 1423 of 1550
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.

Clooney Says To Quitcher Whining, Hollywood
related link: He cut tobacco in Kentucky and sold shoes to women, so life is easy now.

Would that all women had this man for a shoe salesman:

CurbSide -- Sunday, December 11, 2011 -- 02:13:11 AM -- 1424 of 1550
I have cheese touch.

RG III Wins Heisman Trophy
related link: RG III Wins Heisman Trophy

Griffin beat out Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and Alabama running back Trent Richardson for the 77th edition of the award annually given to college football's top player.

TAFKA -- Sunday, December 11, 2011 -- 10:29:14 PM -- 1425 of 1550
That moment when you have so much shit to do that you decide not to do any of it

Jaguars Crush Bucs, 41-14
related link: Jags vs Buc

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Maurice Jones-Drew set a franchise scoring record, interim coach Mel Tucker got his first victory and Jacksonville did something it hadn't done in more than 13 years.

It was a near-perfect day in an otherwise miserable season for the Jaguars.

Jones-Drew scored four times, setting the franchise record for career touchdowns, and the Jaguars scored 41 unanswered points to beat the turnover-prone Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41-14 Sunday.

Elf -- Monday, December 19, 2011 -- 07:56:14 AM -- 1426 of 1550
A meeeeeeean person. -- Calgal

Kim Jong Il, North Korean leader, dead at age 69
related link: WaPo story

TOKYO — Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader who threatened the world with his nuclear weapons ambitions and suppressed his own people with imprisonment and isolation, left in the wake of his death Saturday an antiquated country with a power vacuum.

Pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his son Kim Jong-un burnt during anti-North Korea rally in Seoul last month, shamelessly pinched from the wonderful SMH.

Kim’s death raises immediate questions about the future — and the stability — of perhaps the world’s most isolated state, which for six decades has been held together by the Kim family personality cult. Kim was deified by state media, described as the “Dear Leader.” A weeping television anchor Monday told North Korea of Kim’s death.

Security analysts and officials from Seoul to Washington have long believed that Kim’s death would double as a pivot point on the Korean Peninsula. But that poses a threat of its own — as North Korea tries to pass power to Kim’s youngest son, Kim Jong Eun, who is in his 20s.

Related news: Kim Jong-Un Privately Doubting He's Crazy Enough To Run North Korea (okay yes, that one's from The Onion)

CalGal -- Sunday, January 01, 2012 -- 04:41:34 PM -- 1427 of 1550
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 1550
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.

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