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  • The damnation of the Happy Slave, by Hunter
  • The sleazy auto dealers war on the free market, with an assist from Chris Christie, by kos
  • Kentucky showcases Paul Ryan's wrong-way war on poverty, by Jon Perr
  • Women's history: the abolitionists, by Denise Oliver Velez
  • Vergara v. California: The most dangerous lawsuit you probably haven't heard of, by Dante Atkins
  • Republicans dismissal of black, brown, female, & poor’s opportunity premium necessary for them, by Egberto Willies
  • An avalanche of spin, but few tea leaves, in the Florida 13th, by Steve Singiser
  • Here's a way to volunteer right now that both helps people and has a political impact, by Ian Reifowitz

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  •  De Happy Massa an' de Happy Slave... (6+ / 0-)

    Oh wait!  Sorry, I forgot, the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery, it was states' rights.  Same for teabaggin'.

    “When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty—to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.” —Abraham Lincoln

    by Pragmatus on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 03:03:36 PM PDT

  •  The further misadventures of me (3+ / 0-)

    I had my billfold stolen from the house, and I had a RC transmitter, a LiPo charger, and a sub-woofer amplifier stolen out of the garage. I had an officer come out and fill out a report. I just got off the phone with Citi and reported all three of my cards.

    BTW, two of them had zero balance.....

    "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

    by Stude Dude on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 03:06:12 PM PDT

  •  #mcconnelling fun (1+ / 0-)

    "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

    by gravlax on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 03:08:10 PM PDT

  •  Check out my new diary (1+ / 0-)

    "If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on." ~ Will Rogers

    by Lefty Coaster on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 03:15:15 PM PDT

  •  I threw a lot of firewood into the cellar... (4+ / 0-)

    ...this morning.

    Ibuprofen.

    I am ignoring politics and all world crises today.  You have to give yourself a break occasionally, no?

    "So, am I right or what?"

    by itzik shpitzik on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 03:23:30 PM PDT

  •  Texas Justice (4+ / 0-)
    Austin, Texas (CNN) -- A driver who plowed into a crowded street at a popular festival in Austin this week, killing two people, was charged with capital murder, police said Friday.
    Rashad Charjuan Owens allegedly tore through the crowd while drunk, running over people and hitting other cars. At least 23 others were injured.
    Funny name.  Probably quite tan.
    (CNN) -- A judge on Wednesday ordered that Ethan Couch -- who drove drunk and caused a crash, killing four people and injuring two -- go to a lock-down residential treatment facility.
    State District Judge Jean Boyd had already decided the Texas teenager would serve no jail time. He was sentenced last year to 10 years' probation.
    Normal name.  Very white.

    Apparently the Funny Name guy didn't kill enough people to get probation.  

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 03:25:21 PM PDT

  •  Political notes ..... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    JML9999, 42

    THE GLOVES COME OFF via this Josh Marshall's TPM story about a former South Carolina police officer (among the GOP primary challengers for the US Senate seat) ... who references an old Saturday Night Live skit by calling incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham ... "Ambiguously gay".

    "We should pay attention to that man behind the curtain."

    by Ed Tracey on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 03:29:50 PM PDT

  •  US drone downed over Crimea? (1+ / 0-)
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    nocynicism

    That's what Voice of Russia radio says, a claim that NBC news reports senior US military and intelligence officials have denied.

    Meantime, a retired Turkish admiral is warning that Turkey needs to concentrate its naval forces in the Black Sea.

    Play chess for the Kossacks on Chess.com. Join the site, then the group at http://www.chess.com/groups/view/kossacks.

    by rhutcheson on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 03:49:07 PM PDT

    •  I've found no subsequent reference to this (0+ / 0-)

      incident, so I assume that the original report from Voice of Russia was false.

      Play chess for the Kossacks on Chess.com. Join the site, then the group at http://www.chess.com/groups/view/kossacks.

      by rhutcheson on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 02:32:04 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Racist Code Words (0+ / 0-)

    Over at The Root there is a post on 8 racist code words that conservatives use to enrage the white masses.  One that is missing, in my mind, is the free market.  Now, I know on Daily Kos most writers use this in a descriptive of ironic way, as I do, but most conservatives use it in a coded way.

    For example, the assumption is that the free market would cater to the needs of white people, so there would not all this ethnic stuff in the supermarkets.  Or that a labor market unencumbered by government or union distortions would result in lower white male unemployment, because, even if two applicants are the same on paper, anyone knows that a white male would be the superior choice.  Or that any firm would of course be primarily interested in selling to the 1% because these are the people with money.  Any policy that would restrict would the 1% from acquiring goods and services just so the other 99% can have a reliable flow of cheap goods and services would never be supported by the free market.

  •  Why I am here (2+ / 0-)

    Mostly for the nifty information about rock crushing machinery.

  •  back from "don't frack cali"-- (1+ / 0-)

    great turnout!
    lovely day!
    photos to come (since i have to "think" before i imbed..)

    I am tired of laughing at the irony of their stupidity.

    by stagemom on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 04:50:16 PM PDT

  •  This Week in the War on Women (0+ / 0-)

    Anti-contraception politicians in North Carolina...

    A weirdly hilarious take on sex education...

    And if you scroll down to comments, a link to an instant classic from our very own Kaili Joy Gray.

    All this and more at This Week in the War on Women.

    I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

    by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 05:40:25 PM PDT

  •  GOP meme in 5,4,3.... (0+ / 0-)
    23. What about those passengers who were flying (on missing Malaysian flight 370) with stolen passports?
    Interpol says it has identified the men as Iranians Pouri Nourmohammadi, 18, and Delavar Seyed Mohammad Reza, 29, and Malaysian investigators say neither of them has any apparent connection to terrorist organizations. Stolen passports don't necessarily indicate terrorism. In fact, passengers flew without having their travel documents checked against its lost-and-stolen passport database more than a billion times in 2013, according to Interpol. Among the reasons someone might use a stolen passport: to immigrate to another country, to export goods without being paying taxes or to smuggle stolen goods, people, drugs or weapons.

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

    by annieli on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 06:36:07 PM PDT

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