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  • Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Stand and Launch:
    Cartoon by Mark Fiore - Stand and Launch
  • What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
    • An oft-ignored lesson of 2012: the case for appeasing the base, by Steve Singiser
    • Cowardice in the face of climate change isn't just immoral, it's bad politics, by Mark Sumner
    • Newtown? Sandy Hook? Call it 12/14, by Greg Dworkin
    • Sin, stigma, and syringes: the struggle for harm reduction, by Denise Oliver Velez
    • If it is not stopped, the Republican war on democracy will tear this nation apart, by Laurence Lewis
    • Lincoln's Heir, by Jon Perr
  • Activism redefined:
    Important job opportunity, everyone. From Craigslist:
    Our firm needs 100 volunteers to attend and participate in a rally in front of the British Consulate/Embassy in Midtown Manhattan on the East Side on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 12 noon. The event is being held in order to protest wind turbines that are being built in Scotland and England. Your participation will be to ONLY stand next to or behind the speakers and elected officials/celebrities that will be speaking at the rally.
    “Volunteers” will each get $20. That’s the going rate in New York City for a closely held political principle.
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    Good news, bad news: Half of the 15,000 escaped crocodiles from South Africa farm have been captured.
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  • Okay, the video is way too long, but watch at least a minute or two ... you will be amazed:
  • If a day of the week ends in the letter "y" ...
    [Orly] Taitz posted on her website Wednesday night that she has three supporters in Connecticut who are willing to sign a petition claiming that Obama has violated election law in the state. Under Sec. 9-368 of the state’s election code, if “three electors” in a town sign complaints to a judge claiming violations of election law then an arrest warrant can be issued.

    Yr Wonkette was going to run straight over to Connecticut’s election code and deploy some lawyerin’ to see how this works and if the world’s most famous dentist/lawyer/realtor is right.  Just in time, we remembered that this was a theory from Orly Taitz and therefore we skipped it.

  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, a little more Guns N' Filibusters, this time with Greg Dworkin and Meteor Blades. But we did break from that agenda for a while today, bringing in Ian Reifowitz, author of Obama's America: A Transformative View of Our National Identity, to review the themes of the President's second inaugural address. How has the President done so far in fulfilling the vision? How can we evaluate his progress and our own? And in what ways might the work be continued after he leaves office?

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