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Retired male, born 1939. Hobbies: bridge, chess, go, scrabble, golf. A firm and (nearly) lifelong atheist. I support LGBT and women's rights and oppose the death penalty. Recently turned Democrat thanks to GWB. Aspiration: to be a contributing Kossack

Real Name: Tim DeLaney

DOB: 04/08/1939

Gender: Male

Location: South Bend, IN

Occupation: Retired

Groups: New Diarists, Climate Change SOS, Chicago Kossacks, Motor City Kossacks, Shut Down the NRA, Indianapolis Kossacks, Progressive Atheists, Firearms Law and Policy

Hobbies: Duplicate bridge

Diaries published: 53 (218 days since last diary on Thu Oct 16, 2014 at 08:58 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 3012 (173 days since last comment on Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 04:09 PM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 3061

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: The Religious Far Right and Their Sexual Agenda, 220 comments, 386 recommends

People Following Tim DeLaney: 73

Tim DeLaney's Most Recent Diaries:

Why do we have Social Security at all? To put it simply, because we must . When people reach the age at which they can no longer work, we must have a mechanism in place by which they can obtain the ...
by Tim DeLaney
Comment Count 44 comments on Thu Oct 16, 2014 at 08:58 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
Coal exists in vast amounts in the earth's crust, and it represents an enormous energy resource. However, climate change considerations dictate that we must not emit CO2 into the atmosphere. That ...
by Tim DeLaney
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 07:55 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Once upon a time (before tractors), there was a clever farmer. The farmer had a horse, a gelding which he used to help him plow his fields. Now, the horse, especially during plowing time, was as ...
by Tim DeLaney
Comment Count 113 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 08:59 AM PST with 266 Recommends
Today, the United States, despite our protestations of being a peace-loving nation, is the most warlike nation on the planet. It is ludicrous to call military spending by the USA defense spending. ...
by Tim DeLaney
Comment Count 169 comments on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 09:07 AM PST with 153 Recommends
The figure in the title is tossed around as though it were just another detail. The Republican shutdown of the government has cost the American people a serious amount of money. How serious? The ...
by Tim DeLaney
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 10:06 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
The framers of the Constitution did a lot of things right. The system of checks and balances was a brilliant departure from the notion of government that prevailed elsewhere in the world in 1789. ...
by Tim DeLaney
Comment Count 84 comments on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 08:32 AM PDT with 32 Recommends

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