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  • What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
    • Anti-union, pro-nursing-home-owner thugs threaten students at rally for striking workers, by Laura Clawson
    • Romney's judgment and character "gaffe," by Armando
    • Why Obama's lead in the polls is even better news than you think, by Mark Sumner
    • Moving the needle from right to left, by David Jarman
    • Klantroversy in Selma, Alabama, by Denise Oliver Velez
    • Is Detroit really a cautionary tale of America, by Scott Wooledge
    • An interview with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, by Dante Atkins
    • Loose Lips Sink Ships, by Jon Perr
    • The Republicans want to talk about unemployment. Let's accomodate them, by Laurence Lewis
  • Check out a great new addition to our site: We've teamed up with the Roosevelt Institute to start a new vertical, Daily Kos Economics. For now, it's a group blog, but soon it will take form as a stand-alone vertical alongside Daily Kos Labor, Daily Kos Elections and Daily Kos Comics. Our new partner is at the forefront of progressive economic analysis, with of a group of economists and writers on board second to none, with a roster boasting Mike Konczal(rortybomb), Mark Schmitt and dozens of other progressive contributors. The institute describes itself as "a nonprofit organization devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas and bold leadership in the service of restoring America’s promise of opportunity for all."
  • This sounds like some must-see TV:
    Samuel L. Jackson will film a provocative spot supporting President Obama’s re-election bid as early as tomorrow — telling voters to “Wake the f--k up, Vote for Obama.”
  • Keeping an eye on this one:
    Montana's constitutional amendment setting it as state policy that 'corporations are not people' has a wide lead for passage right now with 53% of voters saying they support it to 24% who are opposed. Democrats (67/13) and independents (59/25) both stand strong behind the 'corporations are not people' movement, while Republicans are pretty evenly divided with 32% of them supporting it and 35% opposed.
  • At what point will Arizonians say enough?
    The family of a woman who died after her custody at Maricopa County Jail is suing the office of the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio, alleging authorities neglected her and deprived her of necessary medications for days, allowing her to slip into a diabetic coma.
    Witness[es] said that Deborah was constantly moaning and crying out in pain, asking for help, repeatedly vomiting, defecating on herself and having seizures. [...]

    Inmates said they begged officers to do something.

    “They were telling everyone, ‘There’s nothing we can do about it. This is jail. Get over it,”’ Harper said.

    Harper added that officers said Braillard was “kicking drugs” and that she was “getting what she deserved.”

    Medical reports would later prove the guards were wrong.

  • Oh, for crying out loud:
    What happens when you ask a bunch of eight-year-old kids to draw pictures of a horrific, scarring disaster that they not only lack the processing tools to understand but also happened three years before they were even born? You get drawings of stick figures jumping out of buildings with the caption "One-Way Ticket to Heaven."

    In defense of the El Paso school teacher who apparently assigned his or her students to depict 9/11 ("We had to draw the boom cloud, the planes hitting, and people jumping out of the windows," one student told her mother), the kid spelled "ticket" and "heaven" correctly. One student rendered the planes with speech bubbles reading "hahaha"; another one gave one of the jumpers a parachute ("I got a persuit," he says, mid-air). It was not, really, a learning experience.

  • Yes, it's wrong, it's stealing, but come on, it is kind of funny:
    It was a security breach at one of the country's busiest airports conducted on a tiny scale.

    Eighteen workers at New York's JFK Airport were arrested on Wednesday and accused of stealing more than 100,000 mini-bottles of alcohol from LSG Sky Chefs, which provides food and beverages for American Airlines.

    The arrests capped off a nine-month investigation, dubbed "Operation Last Call" by the Port Authority's Office of Inspector General.

  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show: Camp Romney goes all in on the crazy, declaring that there would be no anti-American sentiment in the Middle East if Mitt Romney were president. Greg Dworkin joined us for his regular polling and punditry round-up. Laura Clawson updated us on the Chicago teachers' strike. And Adam Bonin recapped the Pennsylvania Supreme Court arguments over their new, controversial voter ID law.
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  •  Worse House of representatives ever: Let's see, (11+ / 0-)

    Boehner uninterested in even a Farm Bill, to a great extent for Republican districts, so:
    ===============
    (On Taegan Goddard)
    House Quits Until After Elections
     House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced that the House of Representatives won't be returning to session after next week until after the Nov. 6 elections, National Journal reports.

     A planned one week in Washington at the start of October has been scrapped.
    =
    ==============

    "A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere ". C. S. Lewis

    by TofG on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:13:17 PM PDT

    •  And a large chunk of (0+ / 0-)

      Boehner's district is farmland.  Miami, Darke, and Mercer Counties are heavily agricultural.

      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 Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 01:19:21 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Value Voters just got a little more Taliban-y ish (10+ / 0-)

    http://thinkprogress.org/...

    Group At Conservative Conference Urge Women To ‘Go Home And Put Some Clothes On’

    WASHINGTON, DC — Literature being handed out at the Values Voter Summit on Friday attacks women for being “immodest” and extolled them to “go home and put some clothes on!”

    In flyers and brochures on display at Values Voters, the social conservative conference where Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan spoke, an organization called Modesty Matters criticized women for dressing “immodestly” at church, and blamed women for causing men to stare lustfully at them.

    Women must “embrace MODESTY in dress and behavior,” one of the handouts read. Women dressed immodestly in church are “an insult to a holy God,” another said.

    Other excerpts:

       - From the “Modesty: It’s nothing to be ashamed of” pamphlet:“Since men are particularly visual, immodesty in church can trigger lustful thoughts.”

        “My men’s bible study group talks frequently about controlling our lust, thoughts, and eyes. Yes the problem and responsibility are ours, but is it really reasonable for the women of the church to make it THIS difficult for us?”

        - From the “True Woman Manifesto”: “All women, whether married of single, are to model femininity in their various relationships, by exhibiting a distinctive modesty, responsiveness, and gentleness of spirit.”

    The Family Research Council provided Modesty Matters with a table at the conference to distribute these pamphlets.

    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 Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:14:33 PM PDT

    •  Next In 1950's World: Alan Abel Returns to Demand (4+ / 0-)
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      pants on animals at the zoo.

      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 Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:19:55 PM PDT

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    •  So, basically, men are too weak to be responsible (11+ / 0-)

      for themselves.  Republican men, that is.

    •  Ooooohhhh this really burns me up! (12+ / 0-)

      This "modesty" for women thing is a HUGE peeve of mine. Sure, the Christian Taliban here tries to mitigate male responsibility a little:

      Yes the problem and responsibility are ours, but is it really reasonable for the women of the church to make it THIS difficult for us?”
      but the bottom line is they are affirming the "men will be men" thing, thus ultimately men can't and shouldn't be held responsible for their actions 'cuz women make 'em do it.

      For decades, my feeling is that if any gender needs to practice modesty, it's the male. Maybe if men were required to always dress modestly and behave with restraint and decorum, they wouldn't be so quick to acts of aggression all the time - both personally and geo-politically. In fact, instead of men saying it's up to the women to behave in a modest, restrained fashion, I think there's a much better argument to be made that men, due to testosterone "poisoning", should be the ones who need to go out of their way to dress and behave modestly for the good of society as a whole.

      If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - David Rees from "Get Your War On".

      by Oaktown Girl on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:31:19 PM PDT

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      •  It's the same lame thing (1+ / 0-)
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        that has been used for decades to excuse spousal abuse - "She made me do it."

        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 Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:00:51 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  Or maybe what they could do is (5+ / 0-)

      after they get dressed and before they leave their house, women could put on a sort of gown that covers them from head to toe.
         And because some men are into hair they could wear a scarf covering their head.
         And since some men are the kind that look at facial features they could wear a sort of mask that hides all of them save for the eyes because woman have to see where they are going for Pete's sake.
         The bottom line is men are pigs and it's all women's fault.

         I hope the family of the diabetic woman sues the state of Arizona and the Sheriffs Dept. into oblivion so maybe finally they will have no recourse but to fire that loathsome odious cretinous prick. The best outcome would be he gets thrown into his own prison.
       

      "Is that your vegetarian leather jacket?" George Harrison

      by nellgwen on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:52:23 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  If only.. (5+ / 0-)

      If only there were some sort of clothing, something approved by religious leaders, that women could wear that would completely cover them.  Hmmm...  

      [Terrorists] are a dime a dozen, they are all over the world and for every one we lock up there will be three to take his place. --Digby

      by rabel on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:53:03 PM PDT

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  •  Tell me if you've heard this one... (5+ / 0-)

    Romney is the original Tin Man, brain-wise:

    http://www.theamericanhuman.com/...

    •  $200k Filing Jointly is 92nd Percentile (2+ / 0-)
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      while 50th percentile is about $70k.

      He's talking about the top end of middle income --he said 2-250k "and less" --and gave a number for it that's 3x median income.

      I don't see that he said that that figure was the median income, which would be a spectacular gaffe.

      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 Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:26:49 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  So if I have my Gazintas right the 5 year olds (6+ / 0-)

    in this photo are now 16

    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 Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:17:12 PM PDT

  •  Worth a quick read: (3+ / 0-)
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    "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

    by Marjmar on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:17:23 PM PDT

  •  Just finished watching the (17+ / 0-)

    Transfer of Remains Ceremony for the US Diplomats on MSNBC.

    Very sad.  I have to admit I was crying in the office when the President and SOS talked about each of the men.

  •  Four Americans return home (12+ / 0-)

    "Because of these patriots, and because of you, this country that we love will always shine as a light onto the world." Sec. Clinton.

    The four Americans killed in Libya returned to Andrew Air Force base and Sec. Clinton's and Pres. Obama paid them tribute. A tribute that made me proud to be an American. We as a people do believe that ALL men are created equal and that we will not shy from the world but carry the torch of liberty no matter what that danger.

    It made me proud to be an American.

    It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

    by se portland on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:19:36 PM PDT

    •  It was rather dignified today. (7+ / 0-)

      Even better, both Mr. Obama and Ms. Clinton outshone the pettiness that Romney and the rest of the GOP demonstrated during this sad time.

      On another point, the ceremony of bringing the deceased men home was rather fascinating to me because four years ago both Sec. Of State Clinton and the POTUS were both in a different arena instead of where they were today.  

      The actions of both officials today demonstrated how far each had come since the days of the 2008 election especially in demonstrating the humanity and dignity of each office during a time like this.

      Now tell me, would a Romney Administration behave this way?

      "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin

      by politicalceci on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:36:32 PM PDT

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  •  the Middle East terror is spreading. German (3+ / 0-)
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    Embassy hit:

  •  Please don't pile on, but I have a sincere (5+ / 0-)

    question:  In a country like ours that extols freedom of speech, how far does a person have to go into the realm of provocative hate speech before it's too far?  Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who made the anti-Islam film (aided by nutball pastor Jones) clearly intended to provoke a major reaction.  He got his wish, with protests now spreading to Sudan, Yemen, Tunisia--with fires, burning schools, injuries and more deaths.  Should he be allowed to exercise his free speech rights, when clearly this film could be the very definition of yelling "fire!" in a crowded theater?

    I'd be interested in hearing your reaction.....

    "My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union." ---Representative John Lewis

    by SottoVoce on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:21:25 PM PDT

    •  It's not the film but the publicity of the film. (6+ / 0-)

      All coming to a head on 9/11.  Seems like quite a coincidence to me.

      At any one time, there is posted on the internet many things that would make people crazy.  Most mobs don't research the internet that intensely.

      Hey Ryan, where you goin' with that trans-vaginal probe in your hand

      by 88kathy on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:25:25 PM PDT

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      •  hmmmm....so you think his film got "help" (6+ / 0-)

        being seen, perhaps as a way to harm the President's campaign?  [[[shudder]]] Is someone at work digging into this theory?

        "My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union." ---Representative John Lewis

        by SottoVoce on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:27:12 PM PDT

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        •  There is a diary (4+ / 0-)
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          about to scroll off the recent list Smelling more like this could be a private RW SPOOK & Dagger political set up that backfired

          It is a bit too conspiratorial for me, and I hope to God there is no truth to it.

          It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

          by se portland on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:37:59 PM PDT

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        •  I don't think it's political in that way. (3+ / 0-)
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          Terry Jones was previously warned by everyone from Sarah Palin to Hillary Clinton to David Patreus that he was playing with fire.

          But he seems hell-bent on doing this stuff.

          He's dangerous, far more dangerous than one little film on youtube.

          What does he want to accomplish? I don't think he's a fundamentalist Christian. I don't even think he's a Muslim-hating Christian.

          I really don't know what his motivation is. I've wondered a variety of  ideas including 1) he's simply a psychopath rather like an arsonist (not that arsonists are psychopaths necessarily) who just wants to see the world burn from the safety of his home  2) he is a nutjob "Christian" who thinks it's his job to bring forth Armageddon 3) he's being paid off by someone in the defense industry to see what he can do to create conflict that will make them billions 4) he's just seriously mentally ill and needs extentive inpatient therapy 5) he's a narcissist who likes all the attention.

          And yes, I realize that #3 sounds seriously like conspiracy theory. But once you let your brain wander what would motivate this guy to play with this sort of high-octane fire after being warned by the most credible,  highest ranking Americans across the political spectrum (and Brits. They won't let him enter their country) that he's endangering a lot of innocent lives as well as the lives of people who are actively serving America,  weird theories suddenly dont seem so outrageous.

          I honestly don't know.

          I know you can't lock people up for being outrageous, even when they're dangerously outrageous, because he's not directly posing a threat to people and in America, we don't outlaw ideas. But if we changed that law, I'd put Terry Jones first in line.

          © grover


          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:43:27 PM PDT

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          •  Let me clarify, (3+ / 0-)
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            when I said that Jones isn't a fundamentalist Muslim-hating Christian, I meant that I don't think that traditional fundie beliefs is what motivates these insane activities.

            Of course he's is a fundie.  The Muslim-hating may be an act. It may be real. Either way, he's dangerous. I don't care to delve into his shrunken heart to figure that out.

            © grover


            So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

            by grover on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:47:37 PM PDT

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          •  Number 2 puts him as a Manson type character (2+ / 0-)
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            Number 3 sort of puts him as an Oswald type character.
              I don't know but maybe it's all of the above.

            "Is that your vegetarian leather jacket?" George Harrison

            by nellgwen on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 01:06:40 PM PDT

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          •  I'm inclined to (1+ / 0-)
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            go with theory #2.

            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 Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:13:52 PM PDT

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        •  Either alone. 9/11 or internet movie. But both (2+ / 0-)
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          at once.  Well it could happen.  But.  Kinda makes me wonder.

          Hey Ryan, where you goin' with that trans-vaginal probe in your hand

          by 88kathy on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:46:54 PM PDT

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          •  Not really. These nutjobs blame (3+ / 0-)
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            all Muslims (including Arab- and Persian-Americans. Heck, they'll even blame Sikhs) for 9/11.  

            Remember the whole completely manufactured "Ground Zero Mosque" hoopla?

            So if you're an unstable racist who hates Muslims, wants to inflame the Islamic world and show the world:

             

            Look Christian  World  (especially white people) !!!  

            These people are so incredibly dangerous!!!!!111!!!!!!

            you're going to release your nasty little film right around 9/11, hoping that Fox and Friends (and maybe even CNN or the twit presidential candidate ) will conclude that the reaction in the Muslim world because of 9/11.

             

            © grover


            So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

            by grover on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:59:16 PM PDT

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      •  Plus, at least in Libya, (1+ / 0-)
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        there is the group connected to al Qaeda that is out to avenge the death of the AQ second-in-command.  I think that they may have piggybacked onto the protest of the film for their own purposes.

        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 Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:08:27 PM PDT

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    •  Freedom of speech is freedom of speech (4+ / 0-)
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      I might be in the minority here, but they do have the right to make films like that. I also have the right to denounce them as the hate mongers and provocateurs that they are. In no uncertain terms I condemn them. It is not my voice. It is not my values and they are wrong. It is not what America stands for and we need to say that loud and clear.

      But they do have the right to say it....

      It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

      by se portland on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:31:29 PM PDT

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      •  I know you are right. It just freaks me (3+ / 0-)
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        out when embassies in five countries are attacked by mobs set off by this loser's "work," and good, decent people are injured or dead.  He, meanwhile, suffers no consequences, and goes on to hate another day.

        "My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union." ---Representative John Lewis

        by SottoVoce on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:39:38 PM PDT

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    •  I'm always torn... (3+ / 0-)
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      when successfully wielding "freedom of speech" like a deadly weapon

      It's abuse, plain and simple, and it seems there should be legal consequences.

      "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

      by Sybil Liberty on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:38:54 PM PDT

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    •  Yes that's what I was thinking yesterday. (2+ / 0-)
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      What happens when WWIII happens because of a film that was made in the U.S?
        I'm just curious.

      "Is that your vegetarian leather jacket?" George Harrison

      by nellgwen on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 01:01:42 PM PDT

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    •  With each right comes responsibility (5+ / 0-)

      We have the right to vote thus we have the responsibility to understand the issues, to research about the candidates and to vote.  We have freedom of speech - but that leaves us with the responsibility to ensure that our speech does not harm another and to accept the consequences of our words.  (I could go on... right to bear arms..)

      The other night, we were discussing how putting out a film like this, when the world is in such a fragile place with regards to religious fundamentalists and their willingness to defend their beliefs at all costs, was akin to yelling 'Fire' in a crowded theater.  Will the producer be held accountable for the consequences of his actions?  I think he should be.  

       

  •  Far right rumors that entire attack of Consulate (2+ / 0-)
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    was video taped showing many crimes against Christopher Stevens.

    What is this about?

    Who is stirring up this war?

    Hey Ryan, where you goin' with that trans-vaginal probe in your hand

    by 88kathy on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:21:48 PM PDT

  •  got my voter card! (8+ / 0-)


    it took a mere 5 days to get my Virginia voter registration card, now it's tucked safely in my wallet.  Don't delay, time is running out.

    "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

    by louisev on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:22:38 PM PDT

  •  btw, Intrade today: Obama 67%-- (2+ / 0-)
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    yesterday was 65, day before was 62, a week ago was still stuck in the high 50s as it had been, ridiculously, through both conventions.  I used to think that Intrade would just be a trailing indicator this cycle; now I'm pretty sure that someone from Team Mitt had an active account there, but that person quit about 3 days ago.

    Anyway, at this point Intrade has almost caught up w the Iowa Electronic Markets, though today their number is up to 69.   Those Marist polls were a real killer, on top of the murder-smirk...

  •  99,999 mini-bottles of alcohol on the wall... (6+ / 0-)

    There, ear-worm successfully implanted.  Have a nice day.

    We should have destroyed the presidency before Obama took office. Too late now.

    by gtomkins on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:24:05 PM PDT

    •  Heh. (1+ / 0-)
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      The other day, someone here said something about Romney and used the phrase "the cheese stands alone."

      Heck if that darn little nursery song didn't roll through my brain for the next three days.

      If I remember who did it and if I bump into her, we're going to have words.

      But in the meantime,

      You have a good day too.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 01:05:09 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I still win (2+ / 0-)
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        I think my ear-worm is clearly superior because I don't patronize my readership by foisting some cheesy imagery on them.  I assume my readers can imagine for themselves , so I get a richer set of imagery.

        The way this works is the reader has to supply his or her own imagery to go with my bottle song.  In the context of the story of these guys caught stealing all those mini-bottles, the reader is engaged and comes up with his or her own highly evocative and trenchant imagery.

        You could for example, imagine what these guys did with all that booze, and come up with an image of them sitting around the hangar after hours getting plastered as they take bottles of the wall one by one to polish them off.  You could even suppose that they were driven against their will by the mad rhythms of the bottle song to persist long past any bounds of reason in their criminal drinking of bottles that should have gone to bored businessmen

        Or you could imagine the conspirators singing the bottle song to pass the time during the really long sentences they're going to get because the jury will identify too much with the crime to show any mercy.  They might even have time to count down all the way from 99,999 bottles to zero, well, they will have the time if they get put in solitary, because they won't last two days in population singing that freaking song without someone slipping a shiv into them.

        Your readership, on the other hand, is stuck with some cheesy Appu stuff.  Intellectual lightweight!

        We should have destroyed the presidency before Obama took office. Too late now.

        by gtomkins on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 01:45:28 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Wow. (1+ / 0-)
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          gtomkins

          You're so vain. You probably think this is about you.

          Don't you?

          :)

          And again. Have a good day.

          © grover


          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:00:42 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  Now you've got it (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            grover

            That one was much better.  You sized up the audience, assessed it accurately for weak points and sent in the heat-seeking missiles for the kill.  Well played.  I do indeed think that everything is about me -- because it is.

            I still get to take credit for my obviously excellent coaching.

            We should have destroyed the presidency before Obama took office. Too late now.

            by gtomkins on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:22:38 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

  •  Romney Article Worth Noting (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Aquarius40, PSzymeczek

    Here's an article on Mitt Romney that's worming it's way around FB. Thought I'd share!

    It does a good job of decontstructing Mittens against the GOP.

    Mitt Romney’s great flaw is not that he’s compromised his political principals, that happened years ago when he first decided to run for President. It’s not even that he doesn’t understand what it’s like to live in the future, his media gaffes are mind boggling. Neither is it that he doesn’t understand what it’s like to live in the present, his lack of connectivity, empathy is a product of his class. The tragedy that is Mitt Romney is that of a political leader being led by his party, a Republican brand that is in fast, furious decline.
  •  How nice it would have been if Mitt Romney paused (11+ / 0-)

    his attacks on the President, pulled out a TV and big screen, watched our slain brothers come home, and paid respects to them

    I can't imagine that Candidate Obama would have ignored that entirely. He would have said something. He would have acknowledged the huge loss that the state department and our country sustained, the personal loss of the family and friends of the men.  Maybe not set up a TV, but make an extended statement about service and sacrifice.

    But what the hell am I saying? Mitt Romney knows nothing about neither service nor sacrifice.

    I cried through that whole service. And when they switched over to Romney attacking the president, it was jarring in a way I can't even explain.  Even George W Bush would have respected the fact that today was a sacred day for our country. Our brothers came home, having died in service our country. Decency requires that national politicians stop and simply say "thank you."

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:26:47 PM PDT

    •  No one notes Mitt's previous Foreign Pol Failure (1+ / 0-)
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      nellgwen

      I have yet to hear one pundit refer to Romney's prior incident of inserting himself into the middle of an issue before all the facts are known.

      Blind Chinese Dissident - remember that? Remember how Romney jumped in to criticize the President while Hillary Clinton was negotiating?

      This is a troubling tendency Romney displayed on more than one occasion. What would he do as President - shoot first, ask questions later?

      Here's Bill Kristol on Romney jumping in on that issue:

      KRISTOL: I’m happy to be critical of the Obama administration as anyone is, but I think this is fast moving story. And if I were advising Governor Romney, I’d say you don’t need to get in the middle of this story. If this turns out badly, and it would be a terrible thing, it will turn out badly. People will know. … To inject yourself into the middle of this way with a fast moving target I think is foolish. [...]

      There is no need to butt into a fast moving story when the secretary of state is in Beijing with delicate negotiations and say it’s a day of shame for the Obama administration. Hillary Clinton is waking up right now. Let’s see if she can pull this off in the next 12 hours or so.

      It's like they all got amnesia.
  •  I will strike down upon thee with great vengence (5+ / 0-)
    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.
    Can't wait to see that Samuel L Jackson spot.
  •  Why you should care about what happens (4+ / 0-)

    to the poor

    because we may all find ourselves moving closer to poverty

    I address that 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 Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:32:47 PM PDT

  •  "God” Needs More Enemies (He’s Nuts!) (5+ / 0-)

    is a post about a must-read rant of that title from Frank Schaeffer

    You can read it here

    I invite you to read

    "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 Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:33:48 PM PDT

  •  Sad story out of AZ (4+ / 0-)

    I don't know what it will take for them to be rid of Arpaio up there. There's a third-party vote siphon candidate in the running this time that may save Joe's bacon.

    The news out of that trial is already looking really bad.

    http://www.abc15.com/...

    The former director of medical services there, who quit over jail conditions and lack of medical care, suggests documents have been destroyed and faked.

    Dr. Wilcox said, “I remember going to lunch one day and coming back with my sandwich to find somebody controlling my mouse remotely and locating folders and documents.”

    Wilcox said the medical screening document that should have been created when Braillard was booked into the jail is missing.

    But MCSO has produced a document dated three days after Deborah Braillard was actually screened and hours after she had already been rushed to the hospital in an irreversible diabetic coma.

    Wilcox acknowledged the form was apparently completed in just 59 seconds—an impossible feat given the number of questions that should have been asked of the detainee and answered.

    Read more: http://www.abc15.com/...

    "I'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter." -- Steven Wright

    by tytalus on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:34:13 PM PDT

  •  This qualifies as awesome. (3+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen, bewareofme, PSzymeczek
    Samuel L. Jackson will film a provocative spot supporting President Obama’s re-election bid as early as tomorrow — telling voters to “Wake the f--k up, Vote for Obama.”
    /obligatory 'snakes on a plane' joke.

    "Vulture/Voucher 2012"? ¡Venceremos!

    by Free Jazz at High Noon on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:35:09 PM PDT

    •  It's a riff (0+ / 0-)

      on SLJ's rendition of "Go the F**k to Sleep."

      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 Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:39:15 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Maybe if the JFK workers were paid a decent (0+ / 0-)

    wage with benefits, they wouldn't help themselves to things that weren't offered.

    There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. -- Robert Hass

    by srkp23 on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:35:45 PM PDT

  •  These MF repulicans are in this MF congress (1+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek

    Its like a sequel to Snake on a Plane but not

    --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

    by idbecrazyif on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:41:28 PM PDT

  •  O! M! G! (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    nellgwen

    That pic of the sun is AWESOME!  

    Make sure you go to the Discover Magazine site then click on the article pic to get the super-duper whole screen shot - sooooooo so so awesome!  ...that filament thing is 200,000 miles across!!!!

    "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

    by Marjmar on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:45:18 PM PDT

  •  That poor woman in AZ... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    PSzymeczek

    I am sick from reading that. The AZ Murderers must be stopped.

    And, they are brainwashing young minds in TX to carry on the war against Muslims. That, too, must end.

    I don't know how to stop these devil's beasts. Someone stronger than I MUST act.

    I feel so helpless in this.

  •  ............................................... (0+ / 0-)
    Say "birth certificate" one more motherfuckin' time!!

                                   - Samuel L. Jackson


    "A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous..........got me?" - Don Van Vliet

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:42:12 PM PDT

  •  re: Kagro - mitrobme's middle east (0+ / 0-)

    people you have to get over thinking robme and the wingnuts are talking to YOU/ABOUT YOU/OR WILL DO ANYTHING FOR YOU/OR THE COUNTRY YOU THINK YOU ARE A CITZEN OF.

    nope. they are talking to their DONORS and only their donors are citizens of their bizzaro world america.  you are not a citizen, you are not a patriot, you have no rights,  you deserve nothing.  get it?

    so when some asshat says "the middle east would be at rest if mittens was president that really translates as : the billionaires in the middle east and international corporations would be really happy if mittens was in charge because the us of a would let them do whatever they wanted, they wouldn't have to pay taxes or obey any rules and regulations.  

    you just have to speak the langauge.

  •  "My name's 'Pitt'..." (0+ / 0-)

    "...and your ass ain't votin' for Mitt!"

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 05:05:59 PM PDT

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