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    Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent was killed Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle while he was riding in a motorcade as President Barack Obama was on his way to the Palm Beach County Convention Center, said Teri Barbera, spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
  • Four little words:
    Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop in Chillicothe, Ohio today, popping in at a local Obama for America (OFA) office to fire up volunteers and speak with folks who were being called by the phonebank that was in progress. During the visit, he pulled off to the side to speak to two middle-aged women in private.

    The two women were Cathy Pool and her partner of 25 years, Mendy Yates.

    During their conversation, speaking about marriage equality, he told the couple, "It's going to happen."

  • Former and probable future deadbeat dad, Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, has some deep thoughts on Sandra Fluke:
    Think about this, a 30, 31, 32 year old law student who has been a student for life, who gets up there in front of a national audience and tells the American people, ‘I want America to pay for my contraceptives. You’re kidding me. Go get a job. Go get a job Sandra Fluke. This is what — I was offended.
  • Actor/comic Wanda Sykes on why Republicans hate her:
    I'm a black, gay woman. I think the only way to make the GOP hate me more is if I sent them a video of me rolling around on a pile of welfare checks.
  • What a shock (not):
    The LGBT community will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” taking effect this month, and a new study shows that the change has had no negative impact on military readiness, morale, or unit cohesion.
  • South Carolina's Republican congressman Trey Gowdy had a scare Sunday night:
    Spartanburg Public Safety said Gloria Yvonne Brackett of Atlanta, Georgia approached 4th District Congressman Trey Gowdy in the parking lot of First Baptist Church Sunday night.

    Gowdy tells police Brackett pointed a pistol at him while he was sitting in a car, but he was able to drive off unharmed.  She was arrested a short time later by officers.

  • A glimmer of hope:
    The first large and comprehensive study of the genetics of a common lung cancer finds that more than half the tumors from that cancer have mutations that might be treated by new drugs that are already in the pipeline or that could be easily developed.
  • Don't miss the first joint appearance on Daily Kos Radio from Greg Dworkin and Steve Singiser, who were both on hand to analyze the post-convention numbers today. Also, Congress returns from a month-long recess and starts in with... more crap. Find today's podcast here, and on Stitcher radio:

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  •  Lots of protesters outside Ryan fundraiser (9+ / 0-)

    In downtown Portland.  Can hear the chanting from where I'm at.

    "Polls are like crack, political activists know they're bad for them but they read them anyways."-Unknown

    by skywaker9 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:02:01 PM PDT

  •  One Year for DADT Repeal? (3+ / 0-)

    Seems like it was just yesterday.

  •  Interesting piece from Blue Oregon (3+ / 0-)
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    CityLightsLover, sow hat, stagemom

    On Paul Ryan the man from someone who knew him in the past:
    http://www.blueoregon.com/...

    "Polls are like crack, political activists know they're bad for them but they read them anyways."-Unknown

    by skywaker9 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:05:39 PM PDT

  •  The Dick Cheney Show theme song... (3+ / 0-)

    Life is the ultimate economic bubble; we leave this life with all the capital we initially invested: none.

    by Superskepticalman on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:06:10 PM PDT

  •  The danger of Romney getting specific on taxes (2+ / 0-)
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    CityLightsLover, bontemps2012

    considering likely "loopholes" to be closed and political effects in this post to which I invite your attention

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:07:21 PM PDT

  •  State by state from Nate Silver (2+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, CityLightsLover

    using his state probabilities to show how bad the situation is for Romney

    I invite you to read this post

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:08:14 PM PDT

  •  A hidden tidbit in CNN/ORC poll (1+ / 0-)
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    CityLightsLover

    about impact of Republican convention

    I invite you to read this post

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:09:02 PM PDT

  •  Now that would be (4+ / 0-)

    A big fucking deal!

    Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop in Chillicothe, Ohio today, popping in at a local Obama for America (OFA) office to fire up volunteers and speak with folks who were being called by the phonebank that was in progress. During the visit, he pulled off to the side to speak to two middle-aged women in private.

    The two women were Cathy Pool and her partner of 25 years, Mendy Yates.

    During their conversation, speaking about marriage equality, he told the couple, "It's going to happen."

    I'm a vegan for health reasons - the health of the animals.

    by jackandjill on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:09:10 PM PDT

    •  I Think That's Red Country Down There (1+ / 0-)
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      PSzymeczek

      I see Romney team touring red country, I see Obama team touring red country at least part of the time.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:16:17 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Yes. (0+ / 0-)

        Chillicothe is in the far southern portion of the state - it's very close to Mean Jean Schmidt's district.

        You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

        by PSzymeczek on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 02:07:34 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  Fired Ohio Election officials sue Husted (5+ / 0-)

      http://thinkprogress.org/...

      Fired Elections Officials Sue Ohio Secretary of State For Wrongful Termination

       Two Montgomery County board of election members are suing Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted for wrongful termination after they voted to allow early voting on weekends. Husted immediately suspended and then fired them for defying his state-wide directive restricting voting to weekdays only. Dennis Lieberman and Tom Ritchie, who have served on the board for a collective 28 years, filed the federal lawsuit Monday morning. Besides accusing Husted of wrongful termination, the two Democrats are asking for a temporary reinstatement as the Montgomery County elections board comes up against the September 11 deadline to hire new members in order to continue operations. Husted is currently grappling with multiple lawsuits against his office and is appealing a recent decision to restore early voting on the three-day period before Election Day.

      The 1st Amendment gives you the right to say stupid things, the 1st Amendment doesn't guarantee a paycheck to say stupid things.

      by JML9999 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:16:50 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Good for them! (1+ / 0-)
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        JML9999

        I hope they are reinstated very soon.

        You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

        by PSzymeczek on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 02:08:39 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Wanda Had a Great Line c. 10 Years Ago (5+ / 0-)

    +/- You can tell when the Republicans are in. The economy's in the toilet, we're at war, and everything's on fire.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:11:03 PM PDT

  •  Romney cribs from Obama website (1+ / 0-)
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    smiley7
    Obama: "When you're logged in to your BarackObama.com account with a saved credit card, just click the Quick Donate button. We'll charge your saved credit card and you're done in seconds."

    Source: donate.barackobama.com

    Romney: "When you're logged in to your MyMitt account with a saved credit card, just click the Contribute button. We'll charge your saved credit card and you're done in seconds."

    Source: mittromney.com

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
  •  TRMS Diary Returns Tonight! :D (2+ / 0-)
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    stagemom, PSzymeczek

    Be there - aloha.

    "HERPES was more popular than Dick Cheney when he left office!" Rachel Maddow 5/23/12

    by CityLightsLover on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:11:53 PM PDT

  •  Got a better idea for with lung cancer (2+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, PSzymeczek

    DON'T SMOKE! Before the advent of people smoking cigarettes on a broad scale, lung cancer was a very rare disease.
    Sadly it comes as close to a totally preventable cancer as I can think of. Unfortunately the main cause is also horribly addictive. Can't fathom how CEOs of tobacco companies sleep at night.

    Just another day in Oceania.

    by drshatterhand on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:14:43 PM PDT

  •  I still haven't found my motivation to work today. (0+ / 0-)

    The powers that be are in a week long 'discussion' about how this project is to move forward - we are converting IMS databases to DB2.  The customer seems to believe that just putting in like move stmts to the new database and then inserting to the database is a parallel test and that a month would be sufficient time for testing.  IMS would still drive all decisions, how is that parallel??  We are having to spec out code that would not be need if we did a re-write in DB2 only.  We are definitely jumping many a hoop to get this to 'work', but it's not a true test of the 'new' system.

    This whole thing is a mess.... the user thinks we can strip out the IMS decision making process driving the code and change to DB2 in a month - for 75 pgms, then there's the JCL changes, copylibs, and goodness knows what else.....

    We get WHY they think we can do so much work in such a short time - as 4 of us converted ~45 tables from IMS to DB2, reads only, in 6 months.  Estimates of number of pgms changed is anywhere from 300-500, depending upon how many tables it contained.  What we're working on now is completely different - it includes inserts, reads, updates and deletes and logical decisions.  They're comparing apples to oranges.

    I'm using the time to try to get a better grasp on what the pgms are doing and why.

    Hearing what the Repulicans want for this country's women is also making me pissed.... I really should stay away from the blogs during the day!!

  •  On the DADT (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    PSzymeczek

    Even 'Army Wives' on Lifetime Network has a lesbian couple, one Army and her partner who is a civilian.

    Why do Republicans Hate Americans?

    by Caniac41 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:25:04 PM PDT

    •  And they are going to (0+ / 0-)

      adopt a baby that another characters' husband fathered as the result of an affair.

      You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

      by PSzymeczek on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 03:22:24 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  GoDaddy dot com down. DDoS by Anonymous (0+ / 0-)

    Appears that godaddy dot com is down, because of a DDoS attack by Anonymous. http://thenextweb.com/...
    Apparently in the name of hurting those who "support Internet censorship."
    Hurting lots of small businesses that cant't afford their own dedicated servers, and also the email accounts of those who do have dedicated servers. Not good.

  •  Economic Growth and bottom line dollars (1+ / 0-)
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    2012-9-9 Caterpillar expects China infrastructure spending to boost its growth

    Yup, it's bottom line growth but certainly not from manufacturing here as then they'd have to ship there:

    The US company, which has 18 plants in China and nine under construction, has suffered from overcapacity and has started temporarily exporting machinery made there to the Middle East and Africa, but expects its bet on the long-term China growth story to work out.
    As congress, the tepubs, go over a year of blocking the 'jobs bill' here, while they were blocking the watered down 'transportation bill' till the last minute!!

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:34:37 PM PDT

  •  Fresh off the press of Ogden Standard-Examiner. (2+ / 0-)
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    stagemom, PSzymeczek

    Not exactly that fresh. Stale, to be truthful. Printed the afternoon of Monday, June 17th 1968. An obituary news story phoned in by Andre Salarnier.

    The text relates the medical condition of Mitt Romney on the morning after the fatal accident that had killed Mrs. Leoloa Anderson. "Minor head injuries" and ligament damage to his right elbow. Expected to be released in two days.

    Mrs. Anderson, the 57 year old mother of four, English professor, had been killed in an automobile accident on Sunday with Willard (Mitt) Romney driving. (Click through to the original for full text and readability.)

    By 2006/2007 Romney had amped up his claims to Globe/Times/etc. to put himself in a "two day coma" and have the French police writing "Il est morte" in his passport. Here is Romney in a ward bed that Monday morning:

    Slowly, people are finding out what a lying goof-ball the Republicans have nominated.

    And of course Romney caused the accident -- he misread a three-lane roadway for two lanes and went head-on into a southbound Left Turn lane across from the Beaulac post office. Tries to blame that on a priest, says he was drunk after mass and speeding.

    Consider this: Thomas Eagleton lasted 18 days after the Democratic convention in 1972. He had suffered from a treatable Depression a decade earlier, not an addiction to complex lying (often associated with Malignant Narcissism.) 7734, folks, I'd worry less about an old bout of Depression than about what ails Romney.

    Nobody presented evidence showing Eagleton was mentally disordered. He had acted rationally and honestly.

    •  P.s. email works. (2+ / 0-)
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      stagemom, PSzymeczek

      Same for mailers and door-hangers. Same for bulletin boards at churches, offices, and FaceBook.

      And don't blame LDS. Their people were lied to same as everybody else. Mitt Romney cooked it up in France, protecting himself -- nobody from higher up in LDS involved, period. The only "higher up" on the scene of any description was Ambassador Shriver for visiting Mitt Romney in hospital for his father, George Romney, who was a personal friend.

    •  Interesting (1+ / 0-)
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      stagemom

      I haven't heard Romney making himself seem more badly injured in the accident, can you provide links?

      Also, the article says that the car that struck Romney was traveling in the wrong lane, what's the back story for the other version that Romney caused the crash?

      Thought is only a flash in the middle of a long night, but the flash that means everything - Henri Poincaré

      by milton333 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 01:15:15 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Trenton, NJ Mayor Tony Mack was Arrested today. (2+ / 0-)
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    stagemom, PSzymeczek

    He is almost certainly guilty. He needed the money.

    In New Jersey we have teh gov, Cory Booker and no one to run for Mayor in our Capitol City.

    If anyone has better insight I welcome it.

    Google news link.

  •  Re: Sandra Fluke (2+ / 0-)
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    wintergreen8694, PSzymeczek
    Think about this, a 30, 31, 32 year old law student who has been a student for life... Go get a job. Go get a job Sandra Fluke. This is what — I was offended.
    I'm offended by Joe Walsh!  Nearly hourly!  He doesn't even bother to look to see if people have jobs or not?  

    From Wikipedia:

    Fluke graduated from Cornell University's Program in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in 2003.

    Co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, (advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including LGBTQ victims and teens)

    Also a member of the Manhattan Borough President's Taskforce on Domestic Violence (and other NY City and NY State coalitions that successfully advocated for policy improvements impacting victims of domestic violence).

    It says she worked for Sanctuary for Families, which aids victims of domestic violence and human trafficking (apparently while she was in law school, but there's no dates to confirm that).

    Aren't those jobs?  Even if they were internship type positions, don't they count as jobs?  Internships are something you have to do when completing a JD, MD or DVM.  Some are paid and some are unpaid, but they still count as jobs (at least my son's veterinary internships did - the shorter externships are unpaid, but the 15 months internship was salaried).  

    Reading her WikiBio, it looks like the whole time she's been in school she was advocating for women and women's rights and against domestic violence - so I can completely understand why she wanted to testify at the hearings - it's her main area of interest - women's issues (obviously Walsh hasn't got a clue).  

    "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

    by Ricochet67 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 01:26:00 PM PDT

  •  for those of us who are technically challenged (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    PSzymeczek

    I keep seeing the fantastic "REGISTER TO VOTE" link, and I would like to put it on my Facebook page. Is there a url I can use?

    It's not for me; I have been registered to vote for 40 years and missed only one election in all that time (a school board race that was uncontested). Not that I'm bragging, but it's hard to imagine why anyone wouldn't vote. It's a right, a privilege and a duty. End of civics lesson.

  •  Fluke pays for her coverage (1+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek

    she wasn't not asking for government subsidies. she wanted it to be mandatory benefit that her school couldn't exclude. can the fucking "news reports" point this out for a change?

  •  can't you lose the ability to vote (0+ / 0-)

    in some states if you register more than once?

    "a lie that can no longer be challenged becomes a form of madness" -Debord

    by grollen on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 04:09:19 PM PDT

  •  Modified: (0+ / 0-)

    Think about this, a 50, 51, 52 year old Congressman who has been a douchebag for life, who gets up there in front of a national audience and tells the American people, ‘I want America to pay for my health care.' You’re kidding me. Go get a job. Go get a job Joe Walsh. This is what — I was offended.

    "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

    by CFAmick on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 08:23:09 PM PDT

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