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  • Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Meet the Super-Fun-Pak Comix cartoonists:
    Cartoon by Ruben Bolling -- Meet the Super-Fun-Pak Comix cartoonists
  • These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook May 21:
    Pope Francis: Causing Climate Change Is a "Sin", by TomP

    Bernie Sanders and Harry Reid screen new film, "The Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014" - Watch it free, by HoundDog

    100 arrested outside of McDonalds HQ in protest over low wages, by gjohnsit

  • Test your knowledge of Senate also-rans:
  • Initial claims for jobless compensation rise sharply: A week after initial claims for unemployment compensation fell below 300,000 for the first time in six years, they climbed back into the territory where they've been for nine months. For the week ending May 17, seasonally adjusted initial claims were 326,000, up 28,000 from the previous week's revised level. For the comparable week of 2013, first-time claims were 344,000. The less volatile four-week running average fell to 322,500. For the week ending May 3, the total number of unemployed Americans receiving compensation was 2,620,476, down 84,543 from the previous week. For the comparable week of 2013, there were 4,738,083 people claiming compensation. But much of that steep drop is a consequence of the failure of Congress to renew the federally funded compensation program that covered a portion of people who have been without jobs for 27 weeks or longer.
  • Stamp issued for Harvey Milk's birthday:
    A crew of LGBT rights advocates, including photographer Danny Nicoletta (close friend of the late Harvey Milk ), San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Executive Director Anne Kronenberg (who was Milk's campaign manager), Cleve Jones (creator of the AIDS Quilt), and Nicole-Murray Ramirez ("Queen Mother" of the Imperial Court, board member of the Harvey Milk Foundation), are at the White House on Thursday for ceremonies dedicating the Postal Service's new Harvey Milk stamp. May 22 is Milk's birthday.
  • Fox News anchor busted in airport bar:
    Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested at a bar in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport for refusing to cooperate with airport police who were called about an intoxicated man at the grill, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

    Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan told the newspaper that Jarrett was taken into custody about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northern Lights Grill. Police said he seemed intoxicated, acted belligerent and refused to follow orders. Jarrett, 59, was booked into Hennepin County Jail on a preliminary charge of obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace officer, the Associated Press reported.

    He was released in time to make it to work on $300 bond and is to appear in court June 6.
  • Most Senate Democrats urge change in R*S*ns team name:
    A letter led by Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., signed by 49 senators who caucus with the Democrats, urges [NFL commissioner Roger] Goodell to use NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling as a precedent.

    “Today, we urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did: that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports. It’s time for the NFL to endorse a name change for the Washington, D.C. football team.”

    Good try. But Goodellresponded to say the team's name is used only to present a"strong, positive and respectful image."
  • This is your brain videogaming while stoned:
    Pot and video games have long been bound together in hazy, wedded bliss—as well as in compulsion and codependency. Many a World of Warcraft binger has been found in the darkest hours of the night with clouds of sweet, milk-white smoke curling around him, a bong next to the keyboard. [...]

    I think it’s fair to say that despite playing stoned after many fatiguing hours of game testing, in the groggy hours after midnight, our scores were still around the same and often better than when sober.

  • Which country do your alcohol drinking habits match?
  • #TeamBlackness discussed Missouri's (lack of) voter suppression, a man who evaded jail time after repeatedly drugging and raping his wife, and how one 11-year-old disastrously tried to get out of showing his grandmother his bad report card.

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  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Constitutional freedoms abound! Greg Dworkin rounds up factional politics & their policy implications... for "both sides." Conservatives pile on against Open Carry TX. The exciting conclusion of Quinn Norton's "Everything is Broken."

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