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dancing ladies photo IMG_0588.jpgGood morning, gardeners! I'm a huge fan of flowers, from the mysterious and intricate flowers of the orchid variety, that can look like dancing ladies in long, full dresses,

 photo DSCF1071_zps94e39b28.jpgor aliens hatching from their pods.

Let's look below the tangled hose for two of my favorite summer flowers to grow.

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Good morning, gardeners!
I have always wanted to write a diary about the tools we all use in our gardens, and how essential a good set of tools is to a gardener. Now I'm including all kinds of things you may not think of as "tools", but are absolute essentials- like hoses! Who could get through a dry summer without some good hoses?
How about something as simple as a good spray nozzle for the end of that hose? I don't know about you guys, but I go through two or three every summer. I've tried the more expensive ones and they fall apart as quickly as the cheap ones!
Now, please join me below the tangled hose for my essential tools.

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I found this on Twitter this morning and was shocked at how little attention it's gotten, although I see a few places like RH Reality Check have picked up the story this afternoon.

Just before Thanksgiving, the Louisiana Dept of Health and Hospitals (DHH) issued "emergency regulations" that overhauled existing regulations of abortion clinics in the state. These include new licensing procedures, changes in building square footage (for no discernible reasons) and even more egregious requirements from the patient.

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Just saw this from Josh Marshall at TPM:

President Barack Obama will nominate Janet Yellen as the next chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday, the White House announced in a statement.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/...

 Janet Yellen will be the first woman to chair the Fed, the first Democrat in almost 30 years and also, the first former Vice Chair.

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Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 06:43 AM PDT

I Want My APR

by skohayes

April Fools! I guess someone forgot to post the Abbreviated Pundit Roundup this morning, so here is my version for those of us who consider APR our morning wake up call!
I'm at work, so this will be brief and also considered an open thread.

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Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 04:22 PM PST

Oklahoma loosens marijuana penalties

by skohayes

That clunk you just heard was the sound of me falling out of my chair after reading this:

The Oklahoma House Public Safety Committee unanimously passed a bill yesterday that would make first and second offenses of marijuana possession a misdemeanor.
Oklahoma Marijuana Offenses Changed And Medical Marijuana Bill Killed By Senate Committee
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Yesterday, I followed a tweet from Newark Mayor Cory Booker to a documentary called "Break The Taboo", about the war on drugs.

Sat on a panel with @RichardBranson last night for the premiere of this film about the failure of the war on drugs
It is a stunning hour long look at what a huge failure the war has been (illegal drug use has been on the rise for decades), and the devastating effects it's had on neighborhoods and countries across the world.
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A government sponsored study, titled Medical Marijuana- Clearing Away the Smoke, comes to the conclusion (from the article: "indicate the likelihood") that cannabanoids can be useful as treatment for neuropathic pain, muscles spasms caused by Multiple Sclerosis, and nausea and inappetence in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

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Sat May 12, 2012 at 04:00 PM PDT

You've Come a Long Way, Baby

by skohayes

I've been meaning to write this diary for a long time, and finally was inspired by an article at the Washington Post I read today. More on that later.

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This just in: on Meet the Press this morning, Vice President Joe Biden came out in support of same sex marriage:

GREGORY: You’re comfortable with same-sex marriage now?
BIDEN: Look, I am Vice President of the United States of America. The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights. All the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that. [...] I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody has done so far. People fear that is different and now they’re beginning to understand.
http://thinkprogress.org/...
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From The Daily Beast comes the news that JPMorgan Chase has closed a Vatican bank account on speculation that the account is being used to launder money.

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Yes, you read that right-WI state Senator Glenn Grothman of West Bend has sponsored a bill that would consider being a single parent a "contributing factor to abuse and neglect of children".

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