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    • Anti-racism is not ‘anti-white’, no matter what Republicans say, by Denise Oliver Velez
    • For Obama to claim some credibility on the NSA spying scandal, Alexander and Clapper must go, by Laurence Lewis
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    • Makers Versus Takers, We Must Get The Narrative Right, by Egberto Willies
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    In 2007, the incident sparked national outrage. Six years later, most people have forgotten.

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    Sen. Ted Cruz continues to be a problem. This week he decided to pontificate at the Senate hearing on the usefulness of Stand Your Ground laws for Black people while standing in front of Black families whose children are dead. Sure, Stand Your Ground is being used as a defense for one killer and mentioned in the jury instructions for another, but don't worry, Black people, Stand Your Ground benefits you, too!

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  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Kos nailed it on Huntsman a year ago! Greg Dworkin brought us a great Friday roundup: amazing Q&A from an AL Gop primary, a bonkers Hallmark move to take "gay" out of "Deck the Halls" & ACA "winners & losers." More crazy? How about a teen shot for TP-ing a house? Mysterious "Google barges." Fournier sees Rs 2x as unpopular as Obama, so they're both the same. Grassley makes his amendment look even dumber. Plus, Rs who voted in favor of allowing the debt ceiling hike, then voted to disapprove of their own votes. And out of a TN courtroom, the gov't (i.e., prosecutors) formally object to being called "the government."

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  •  ?!! ** anybody hear from Travis County, Texas ??!! (1+ / 0-)
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    howabout

    there are FLOODS there, no kidding !!

    Addington's perpwalk? TRAILHEAD of accountability for Bush-2 Crimes. @Hugh: There is no Article II power which says the Executive can violate the Constitution.

    by greenbird on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 12:05:52 PM PDT

    •  I used to live in Austin (1+ / 0-)
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      greenbird

      According to the ATX flood map there don't seem to be any low-water crossings in the part of town we lived in, but some other areas we used to occasionally go near look like they're flooding.

      Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

      by Omir the Storyteller on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 12:21:48 PM PDT

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      •  i hear ya, but you're not there now. (0+ / 0-)

        i need to hear from folks there now. thanks.

        it's scary, and i'm just a Yankee bird.

        Addington's perpwalk? TRAILHEAD of accountability for Bush-2 Crimes. @Hugh: There is no Article II power which says the Executive can violate the Constitution.

        by greenbird on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 12:35:56 PM PDT

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        •  No prob (1+ / 0-)
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          greenbird

          Just recounting what I know, which is nothing bot a potentially useful website (ATXflodds.com) and Google feed (@ATXfloods).

          I know there are Kossacks who live in Austin, but they may be busy with other urgent matters at the moment. One last tip: If you're looking for status information on a single individual, you might check to see if the Red Cross can relay "lealth and welfare" traffic to that person via amateur radio. It's a little-known service that might be able to help you out.

          Good luck.

          Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

          by Omir the Storyteller on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 01:05:25 PM PDT

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  •  Dianne Feinstein: (3+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, lysias, PatConnors

    That darling 1% scion of "Liberal" Democrats apparently is pushing for a bill which would "help" resolve the NSA / illegal spying.

    In other words, she's going to expand the powers of the NSA to help protect them by amending the law.  

    Waking Up Yet?

    The 1% are Purists: They only support Candidates that Deliver Results They Can Bank On.

    by Johnathan Ivan on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 12:06:54 PM PDT

  •  Today is All Souls, (1+ / 0-)
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    chigh

    or All Saints, if you prefer, Dia de Los Muertos.

    Having said goodbye to many this year (and possibly more to come), I wanted to wish my friends "over there," if there's an "over there," the best. We miss you.

    And, Dane, your dog's fine, so don't worry.

    For the rest of us, we'll get by, one way or t'other.

    Peace.

    I live under the bridge to the 21st Century.

    by Crashing Vor on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 12:16:37 PM PDT

  •  LAX shooter: "Alleged white man in a white shirt" (1+ / 0-)
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    JML9999

    What's Fox to do now?

  •  CITIZENS * Attention Must Be Paid * (1+ / 0-)
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    JML9999

    for however long it takes you, listen.

    closely. wisely. faithfully. hopefully. gladly.

    thank you Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, for your hard, faithful choices.

    Addington's perpwalk? TRAILHEAD of accountability for Bush-2 Crimes. @Hugh: There is no Article II power which says the Executive can violate the Constitution.

    by greenbird on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 12:34:47 PM PDT

  •  J Stewart's outrage where as SNL is grateful (0+ / 0-)

    someone remembers they used to be funny.......

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

    by JML9999 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 12:39:55 PM PDT

  •  New poll: Americans hate GOP, don't like Obama. (1+ / 0-)
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    NBC/WSJ poll: Obama approval sinks to new low:

    President Barack Obama’s approval rating has declined to an all-time low as public frustration with Washington and pessimism about the nation’s direction continue to grow, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

    Just 42 percent approve of the president’s job performance, which is down five points from earlier this month. By comparison, 51 percent disapprove of his job in office -- tied for his all-time high.

    . . .

    And for the first time in the survey, even Obama’s personal ratings are upside-down, with 41 percent viewing him a favorable light and 45 percent viewing him negatively.

    . . .

    But that two-thumbs-down assessment also applies to almost every other politician measured in the poll. Consider:

        * The public’s view of the Republican Party has reached another all-time low in the survey, with 22 percent seeing the GOP in a positive light and 53 percent viewing it negatively;

        * House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell remain unpopular;

        * Sixty-three percent of voters want to replace their own member of Congress, which is the highest percentage ever recorded on this question that dates back to 1992

    That last number is the real shocker.  A lot of incumbents in Congress could fail to be re-elected in 2014.  But, with Americans hating all politicians, who would they vote for instead?

    The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

    by lysias on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 01:11:32 PM PDT

    •  The Democratic Party's approvals in that poll (0+ / 0-)

      What I found fascinating in that poll is that congressional Democrats' approval are at 37%, not too far off with the president's approval. Delving into the numbers deeper, they are also only at -3 in their approval/disapproval, which is much better than the GOP. (-31)

      That 42% for the President isn't a rosy number, but it's okay if you compare it to the 30% Bush got in his last days in office. Also, it's easier for the president's numbers to recover; not so much for Congress.

      John Boehner approval/disapproval is -26 compared to McConnell and Reid (-17 each) AND Ted Cruz (-11; stupid people). That's right, Boehner has reached the point where Nancy Pelosi was in 2010. If the Democrats makes him the face of the GOP in the midterms next year, it could have an impact. (I wish that poll had also asked about Pelosi's standing though). But that's a big IF.

      "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." -Jack Layton (1950-2011)

      by Coco Usagi on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 01:23:05 PM PDT

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  •  a PD badge to honor Tippit, slain by Oswald. (0+ / 0-)

    and memorial, too.

    not so long ago, not so far away ...

    Addington's perpwalk? TRAILHEAD of accountability for Bush-2 Crimes. @Hugh: There is no Article II power which says the Executive can violate the Constitution.

    by greenbird on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 01:14:35 PM PDT

  •  Listening to Thom Hartmann on WCPT online (0+ / 0-)

    and listened, with tears slowly filling my eyes, to his story of passing of his cat, Higgins.

    Long-time listeners know the story of Higgins, the feral cat that Thom and his wife, Louise, adopted fifteen years ago.

    Thom made it almost all the way thru his segment without breaking up. Condolences to you and your family, Thom.

    Donations to the Hunter School in New Hampshire (a school for autistic-spectrum children that he and Louise founded)  may be made in Higgin's name.

    “Vote for the party closest to you, but work for the movement you love.” ~ Thom Hartmann 6/12/13

    by ozsea1 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 01:27:37 PM PDT

  •  A guide to predicitng republican outrage (0+ / 0-)

    conversations that make no sense are one of the things that make conservatives so attractive.

    by kamrom on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 01:48:11 PM PDT

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