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  •  Pope washes feet of young detainees... (8+ / 0-)

    A Poet is at the same time a force for Solidarity and for Solitude -- Pablo Neruda / Listen to The After Show and The Justice Department on Netroots Radio

    by justiceputnam on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:13:02 PM PDT

    •  Mop sink and washing feet, explained (0+ / 0-)

      I saw it on Colbert Report and laughed out loud.
      Nervous staffer thought the thing in the corner was something for Muslims to wash their feet in before prayers.
      Thing is a mop sink.

      Colbert skit....(string) mop is Muslim...(string looks like beard)........Then Colbert takes the mop to a pail and try to get it to confess. . .  .When it remains silent he threatens to mop the floor with it.

  •  "Meet the Press" meets "Jackass" (10+ / 0-)

    That's redundant....

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:13:23 PM PDT

  •  John Cornyn seeks to stop French Aliens (5+ / 0-)

    Top Republican Warns Of French People Illegally Crossing Mexican Border In South Texas

    During an appearance on a local radio station Thursday morning, Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) claimed that people from all over the world are now entering the country illegally through Texas and insisted that any Congressional effort to reform the immigration system must invest in border security.

    “You gotta stop the flow of people coming across and my friends and your friends Edd who have places in South Texas tell me, as a matter a fact a guy told me last night, he said we’ve got people coming across our place speaking Chinese, French and basically all of the languages in the world, coming through and across our southern border,” Cornyn said during an interview on KSEV.

    While lawmakers agree that border security should be part of any comprehensive immigration reform package, the U.S. border is more secure than ever before. Border crossings are at 40-year low — falling to their lowest level since the Nixon administration — and net undocumented migration is at or below zero. Border agents patrol every single mile of the border every day and the vast majority of the border already meets one of Homeland Security’s highest standards of security.

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:18:11 PM PDT

  •  Going to OFA meetings (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    LinSea, PsychoSavannah, OhioNatureMom

    I have started going to meetings of Organizing for Action at a house in Bellaire TX.
    I had an opportunity to introduce myself and present my viewpoint. I said I had been a Democrat since about 1967, after a few years as a Young Republican. I said I wanted Democratic Presidents. I said my primary interest was in glbt rights, that I was delighted that President Obama had brought up glbt rights in all his recent addresses.
    I also voiced apprehensions about possible cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and that I had seen such apprehension posted on dailykos.
    I find the local leaders of this group understand that members will not always agree with the President 24/7.
    The main issue we have talked about is gun regulation. I pointed out that my own Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is a co-sponsor of HR 724, the campanion to Sen. Dianne Feinstein's S 150, and I recommended constituents thank her. We are considering ways to draw media attention with visits to Congressional offices.

    Censorship is rogue government.

    by scott5js on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:22:20 PM PDT

  •  Okiciyap Quilt Auction Diaries Series (4+ / 0-)

    Okiciyap logo

    These diaries are to promote the Okiciyap Quilt Auction which will directly benefit Okiciyap Food Pantry and Childrens Center.  Please visit, read & recommend them.  The Auction Has Begun.
    This quilt is not invisible- Okiciyap is Lakota for 'we help' and we can help auction it ~ Denise Oliver Velez

    Okiciyap Quilt Guild Auction. We Help. That's What It's All About. ~ radical simplicity

    Okiciyap Quilt Auction: Let the Bidding Begin ~ GreyHawk

    Okiciyap Quilt Auction benefit begins Wednesday. Help the people of Cheyenne River ~ Meteor Blades

    Okiciyap - We Help ~ OPOL

    DK Quilt Guild & Okiciyap Quilt Auction: Why this Quilt ~ leu2500

    Okiciyap Dkos Auction Quilt ~ BeadLady

    Of Quilts and History: The Okiciyap Quilt Auction ~ winifred3

    DK Quilt Guild: Okiciyap Quilt Auction~We Quilt For Others ~ Pam from Calif

    Feeding the Body, Feeding the Spirit: Okiciyap (We Help) ~ Aji

    Twelve is a community number ~ GreyHawk

    Helping the Helpers Who Helped the Helpers ~ Glen The Plumber

    DK Quilt Guild: The Okiciyap Quilt ~ BeadLady

    TIME FOR THE BIG SHOW!!!! ~ glorificus

    DK Quilt Guild: Quilting for a Good Cause ~ weck
    Okiciyap 2013 Quilt~ DK Quilt Guild

    Okiciyap 2013 Quilt~ DK Quilt Guild

    If you cannot afford to bid on the quilt, or if you were outbid, you can contribute here:

    Okiciyap Food Pantry

    P.O. Box 172

    Isabel, S.D. 57633

    online donation page

    It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

    by Pam from Calif on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:22:27 PM PDT

  •  Locusts should be thought of less as a (3+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, viral, OhioNatureMom

    plague and more as an opportunity:

    May is locust season!

    Every spring, kids come around with baskets of these tasty fried locusts. The best way to eat them is to snap off their lower legs (otherwise they scratch up your throat something awful), and sautee them again so they're piping hot!

    Mmm mmm mmm mmm !
  •  Meet the Press meets Jackass?? (6+ / 0-)

    With david gregory??

    They not only already met, but they know each other in the biblical sense.

    Ayn is the bane! Take the Antidote To Ayn Rand and call your doctor in the morning: You have health insurance now! @floydbluealdus1

    by Floyd Blue on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:23:53 PM PDT

  •  Finding a strong link between White Supremacists (5+ / 0-)

    and the GOP is like finding a relationship between spaghetti and meatballs.

    Or, less refined, a relationship between shit and stink.

  •  Madagascar has only 20% of its forests (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, OhioNatureMom

    Global mining companies are raping the island.

    Lemur species took millions of years to evolve, and only there. Mankind shows up a couple of thousand years ago and a couple giant lemur species disappear.

    Modern man shows up with giant bulldozers and our fellow primates lose their home.

    For Christ's sake, let's help more of our frightened people get through this thing, whatever it is - Kurt Vonnegut on our "faithless custodians of capital"

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:25:33 PM PDT

  •  Young Boat Anchor who™? n/t (4+ / 0-)
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    rg611, JML9999, LinSea, Mr MadAsHell

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:27:25 PM PDT

  •  What's wrong with America Part 5 (1+ / 0-)
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    Kardashian Contest about which sister's ** smells the best . . .

    "Speak out, judge fairly, and defend the rights of oppressed and needy people." Proverbs 31:9

    by zdefender on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:30:04 PM PDT

  •  Ugh. (1+ / 0-)
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    Was in Mauritania in '88 when there was a huge locust plague. Plague is right--there were so many that at night you could hear them eating the trees. They were huge, yellow, and pink. Soooo gross.

    "No one has the right to spend their life without being offended." Philip Pullman

    by zaynabou on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:31:20 PM PDT

  •  GOP linked to White Supremacists? I'm SHOCKED! (1+ / 0-)
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    Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    —Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:33:35 PM PDT

    •  To be fair... (2+ / 0-)
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      viral, polecat

      The correct relationship is that white supremacists are connecting to the GOP.  Liberal anarchist ARE NOT connecting themselves to the Dems.  So, no 'false equivalence' there.  The article says that the researchers believe that the GOP can 'influence' the WS to be non-violent.  Good luck with that.

      'Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost' - Ronald Reagan, Communist

      by RichM on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:45:30 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  For those whose time is too much claimed (6+ / 0-)

    by whiny people in search of scapegoats, an all-purpose reply card:

    Hope your day is going reasonably well.

    Republicans represent both sides: the insanely rich and vice versa.

    by Crashing Vor on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:36:08 PM PDT

  •  Adam Lanza NRA Certified(able) (6+ / 0-)

    What The Newly Released Newtown Massacre Documents Tell Us About Adam Lanza

    Thursday morning, local police released previously embargoed police records about the Newtown, Connecticut shooter, Adam Lanza. The records disclosed that, in five minutes, Lanza was able to fire 155 shots, partly as a consequence of the numerous 30 round high-capacity magazines he was carrying.

    Most of the released documents were search warrants for Lanza’s car and home, which he shared with his gun-collecting mother (the weapons used at Newtown were taken from his mother’s stockpile). Put together, the findings in these warrants paint a disturbing picture of the arsenal available to Lanza:


     – 1 NRA certificate for Adam Lanza and 1 NRA training book. Police investigators found a National Rifle Association certificate in Adam Lanza’s name, though the nature of the certificate was unspecified. Police also found a book titled “NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting,” a book that’s commonly given out as part of NRA pistol training courses. Graduates of these courses are given certificates.

        – 3 new guns. In addition the newly-identified shotgun in his parked car outside (it was a Saiga 12), a search of the Lanza home found an Enfield Albian bolt action rifle and a Savage Mark II .22 rifle. The latter contained live ammunition.

        – 4 high capacity magazines, 2 of which were brought loaded to the crime scene. There were two high-capacity shotgun shell magazines for his shotgun at the crime scene, containing a combined 70 extra rounds for the fortunately-unused shotgun. Police also found two 20-round magazines at the Lanza residence.

        – Over 1700 rounds of ammunition. These covered a variety of different calibers and gun types, and would have stocked 170 standard 10-round magazines or 56 of the 30-round high capacity magazines Lanza used to such deadly effect in the school.

        – 13 types of bladed weapons. The Lanzas didn’t just collect guns; they also had a variety of knives, samurai swords, and one “six foot ten inch wood handled two sided pole with a blade on one side and a spear on the other.”

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 12:38:47 PM PDT

  •  What is the expectation... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    of someone who signs up to follow Kim K's twitter feed?

  •  Idaho teacher is investigated... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    A Poet is at the same time a force for Solidarity and for Solitude -- Pablo Neruda / Listen to The After Show and The Justice Department on Netroots Radio

    by justiceputnam on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:01:24 PM PDT

  •  Funny how deficit spending on wars (0+ / 0-)

    gets calculated out to the full costs for 50 years into the future.

    But when it's high speed rail project or something similar, the costs are minimized and you always hear someone saying "Well.. interest rates are so low, it's an investment!"

    My point is this:  It doesn't matter whether it is a war or bailing out state employees or a wind project.  When spending borrowed money, the costs go up very high as they are extended out into the future.  We continue to rack up debt, and never pay off the principal.  We will struggle paying off even the interest on all this borrowing.

    •  We'll "struggle" until we don't (0+ / 0-)

      When "We the People" have had enough and tell these nebulous entities that "we" owe to fuck off and die just like they're telling us.

      We are too big to fail if we want it.

      For Christ's sake, let's help more of our frightened people get through this thing, whatever it is - Kurt Vonnegut on our "faithless custodians of capital"

      by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:21:33 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Maybe because when you finish a war (6+ / 0-)

      you have nothing but wounded veterans to ignore take care of, but at the end of building a high-speed rail system you have...a high-speed rail system.

      It's the difference between borrowing money to buy a house and borrowing money to gamble away at a casino.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:22:55 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I realize there is a moral difference (0+ / 0-)

        in the initial spending.

        That's not what I am talking about.  I am talking about the long-term suffering of our economy brought on by debt.  

        It doesn't really matter what the initial cost was for.  it is the opportunity cost for 50 years paying off that original debt.  But as we pay $300 Billion per year in interest alone, that $300 Billion is not being spent on needed services- services our children will do without because their taxes are paying for our

        I'm just saying, I never see anyone calculate out the 50 year costs of a project that is progressive-friendly.

        •  There's an economic difference, not just moral. (0+ / 0-)

          Economies can grow. The WWII debt was enormous but we grew to the point that it was a bearable percentage.

          Transportation and education enable business and are pro-growth.

          Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

          by Dogs are fuzzy on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 02:55:30 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  Got an invite to day to join Allen West on the (1+ / 0-)
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    Because seriously, what could go wrong trapped on a boat in the middle of the ocean with a delusional psychopath with a history of extreme violence?
    Oh well, they dont make FRIDAY THE 13 movies anymore. Maybe this will do.
    Wonder if theyd be open to a side trip to cruise the friendly waters off Somalia, meet and greet the colorful locals, and observe their quaint customs. That would make it really perfect.

  •  Not "transgenders" (1+ / 0-)
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    Dogs are fuzzy

    Transgender is an adjective. Transgender people.

    "... the status is not quo." - Dr. Horrible

    by MercuryX23 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:37:44 PM PDT

  •  With regard to the Supreme Court and DOMA... (0+ / 0-)

    one of my Facebook friends predicted, after reading through the transcript, that DOMA would be struck down in a 5-4 decision, with Ginsburg, Kagan, Breyer, Thomas, and Scalia voting to strike it down, and Sotomayor, Roberts, Kennedy, and Alito voting to uphold it.

    He then revised it to say that Kennedy would vote to strike down and Scalia would vote to uphold.

    ...I cannot possibly imagine any case before the Supreme Court where Sotomayor would take the conservative stance AND Scalia and/or Thomas would take the liberal stance.

    19, FL-07 (school), MD-07 (home). UCF sophomore, politically ambitious, vocally liberal--what else could you need to know?

    by tqycolumbia on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:55:31 PM PDT

  •  "Meet the Press" meets "Jackass"?? (0+ / 0-)

    Sounds like a typical Sunday morning when her father appears on the Sunday shows!

    Follow our efforts to turn Southern Worcester County (MA) blue! Greater Blackstone Valley Dems

    by AnotherMassachusettsLiberal on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:59:06 PM PDT

  •  I'm guessing AZ courts will endorse transphobia (0+ / 0-)

    as fast as possible, except possibly in Phoenix.  We seem to have made enough progress for the Phoenix city council to grant us bathroom privileges. But AZ as a whole wants a lot more of this:

  •  One 'business owner' supported the AZ bill (0+ / 0-)
    But Kavanagh, backed by the six other Republicans on the bill, quickly advanced the bill anyway. It now goes to the full House for consideration after a routine review.

    Only one person testified in favor of the bill. He said the Phoenix ordinance trampled on the rights the business community.

    "I don't believe that the opposing side should be able to impose their views on others," said Nohl Rosen, a Phoenix small business owner. "The way I feel, this is just the liberal left forcing their views on the rest of us"

    He has a twitter -

    I guess he likes cats and giving discounts to gun owners

    "The avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote." Kosh, Believers

    by NuclearJo on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 02:41:13 PM PDT

  •  Add to the list of what wrong with America (0+ / 0-)

    Daily Kos has constant stream of bad news but it's almost never paired with ACTION LINKS for what to do about it.

    Daily Kos heading includes the word ACTION but you can't click on it to do anything helpful.

    Hmmm.....what have we done lately?

    Pat me on the head for donating a lot of money to

    and for adding general action links:

    Write LTEs

  •  Not to get all picky and stuff, but that (0+ / 0-)

    6 trillion dollars spent on the Iraq war will never stop having an effect, at least not until the aliens beam down and straighten everything out for us.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 05:40:57 PM PDT

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