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  • Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is "Making a point":
    Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Making a point
  • From the Department of Who Knew, Rick Perry edition:
    “I’m more Jewish than you think I am,” he told me. “I read the part of the Bible that said the Jews are God’s chosen people.”
  • Where should you live?
    Another fun @claritycampaign widget shows you which city most closely matches your politics: http://t.co/...
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  • Here's 20 pictures from the earliest days of Disneyland. (Mickey and Minnie were terrifying!)
  • Check out the tweet volume in the U.S. immediately before and after John Brooks' game-winning goal in Monday's victory over Ghana in the World Cup.
  • Go figure:
    Turns out, people don’t find it particularly relaxing to be surrounded by strangers carrying guns.

    The Lake Ozark, Missouri Board of Alderman voted last week to ban gun owners from openly carrying firearms, even if they have a concealed carry permit, because they were afraid that armed individuals would chase away tourists. “We’ve had a tough time over the years promoting Lake Ozark as a family area,” Alderman Larry Buschjost explained. “We want you on the Strip with families, everywhere in Lake Ozark with families. We want you to bring your kids down here and let them loose. For the life of me, I don’t understand why I would have to carry any type of gun, concealed or otherwise.”

  • It's the 20th anniversary of the O.J. Simpson white Bronco "chase."
  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin rounds up Heritage hatefest, ISIS & Rick Perry's search for smarter-sounding dogwhistles. Fretting over NC's "traditional population." No to Medicaid expansion, yes to photo op at free clinic ribbon cutting: Gop's Barbara Comstock.

  • #teamblackness looks at the decision by National Public Radio to cancel Tell Me More after a seven year run. The show, which was hosted by former ABC News anchor Michel Martin, discussed issues of race, identity, faith, gender, and family and attracted a passionate, diverse fanbase, including many who were new to NPR.

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  •  Rest of Rick Perry interview: (9+ / 0-)
    "I'm also very good with money, and the times I've needed one, I've always hired a good Jew lawyer because they're like pit bulls."

    "Bob Johnson doesn't have special privileges, because really, why would I entrust that guy with ANYTHING?" - kos, November 9, 2013

    by Bob Johnson on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 12:04:04 PM PDT

  •  Who knew guns were scary? (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Gooserock, ColoTim

    Everyone who's had one pointed at them with malice.  

    "The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”" -- Paul Dirac

    by Rikon Snow on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 12:04:46 PM PDT

  •  Diary plug (0+ / 0-)

    Moral Mondays, a musical. It's fun, please share.
    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

    by smiley7 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 12:06:33 PM PDT

  •  Why do those scary mice (meeces?) (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Aquarius40, Mr Robert

    have that boy on his knees?

  •  really don't (1+ / 0-)
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    Rikon Snow

    need that two politics app unless you dislike urban areas. If your liberal and like urban areas there isn't much suspense as to what town it spits out.

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 12:13:36 PM PDT

  •  Perry means, I am also a Chosen one as I read (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mr MadAsHell

    that in the Bible and I decided I am also a bit Jewish, because I am obviously Chosen too.

    "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

    by merrywidow on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 12:17:28 PM PDT

  •  There's a special place in hell for all those (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mr Robert, blw, begone

    websites that feature "20 Pictures of Disneyland" (see above) or "Top 20 Rock Songs," or "Best 20 Restaurants" … whatever … then make you click to 20 different pages! I'm convinced they must get revenue based on page clicks.

    BTW, you only have to see the first page of the Disneyland story! Wow! Those meeces scare me to pieces.

    Arizona meet-up, July 27 in Phoenix. Meet Navajo! Send me Kosmail.

    by Mother Mags on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 12:20:44 PM PDT

  •  am i the only here distracted from work by the WC? (2+ / 0-)
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    citizenx, JML9999
  •  Any Rhodie Doctors Out There? (1+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim

    Does this look like over- or under-watering on this last month's new transplant?

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 12:40:23 PM PDT

  •  Comcast not telling you they're experimenting (0+ / 0-)

    with your service.

    Many people read the diary earlier this week about Comcast broadband turning your service into a public hotspot without your knowledge.  There's an app on their page that supposedly shows what cities this is happening in.  Channel 9 News in Colorado discovered that Comcast is doing this with 100,000 routers in Colorado and the app doesn't show Denver's a test market.

    http://www.9news.com/....

    They also document how 9News tried to disable the service and were unable to.

    A friend checked on their business class service for their home (they need the static IP) and there's a note on Comcast's website that says that if they have the business class service they will need to use the Comcast modem, not a third party's modem.

    No thanks.

    •  FYI, my modem went crazy 2 weekends ago (0+ / 0-)

      and now I find there's an open Xfinity public hot spot at home and at work.  I'm in Waterbury, CT, a depressed working-class city that isn't exactly in the same class as a San Francisco or New York.  So they're just generally rolling it out all over.

      And let me tell you, not only did they not tell me what they were doing when they were disrupting my service over the weekend, there also isn't any opt-out option per the opt-out description when I go into my Comcast account online.

  •  How does that saying go again… ? (0+ / 0-)

    Fallujah once, shame on Cheney.
    Fallujah twice, you can forget it, you Sadistic Jingoistic Tool of the Twisted Neocon Permanent War Machine that President Eisenhower Warned Was the Influence We Must Guard Against!

  •  Manchin turncoats again! (0+ / 0-)

    Why was Senator Joe Manchin (D?-WV) the ONLY Democrat to vote against the confirmation of Staci Yandel to be a U.S. District Court Judge?

    Anyone? Bueller?

  •  it's the 50th anniversary... (0+ / 0-)

    Today is the 50th anniversary of Motown's release of the single Where Did Our Love Go, the first number one, million-selling song for Diana Ross & The Supremes.  

    Because of the song's immense popularity and the group's follow-ups (Baby Love, Come See About Me, Stop! In The Name Of Love and Back In My Arms Again) Motown, which had had only sporadic success previously, became the stuff of which legends are made.  The Motown Sound caught on in a really big way, and groups including The Four Tops, The Temptations and others suddenly found their own recordings in demand and at the top of the charts in America and overseas.  

    When Diana Ross &The Supremes reached the top with Where Did Our Love Go in August, 1964, they struck it big, scoring an unprecedented five consecutive #1 songs in 52 weeks.  

    Despite formidable competition from The Beatles, other members of the British Invasion and The Beach Boys, among others, according to Billboard, Diana Ross & The Supremes held the #1 spot 11 weeks out of the 52 weeks from August 1964 to August 1965.  

    The Four Tops and The Temptations held the #1 spot an additional three weeks, and Martha & The Vandellas and Jr. Walker & The All Stars had strong sellers, further establishing the significance of  The Motown Sound as a force to be reckoned with.

    The Motown Sound brought black and white America together in an exciting, natural way that rode the crest of the wave that rose during the Civil Rights era, and citizens began seeing one another differently and more inclusively.  It was a healthy change; it spoke to democracy, and the American Dream suddenly seemed a lot more real and realistic, at least for a time.    

    And so today's anniversary is far more consequential than the 20th anniversary of OJ's ride.  

  •  Wizard of Oz (0+ / 0-)

    Here is what the US Senate tossed at the smarmy, disgusting creation of Oprah- Dr. Oz (excuse me, I have to go shower having written this slug's name):
    Courtesy ABC News:
    Television's popular physician Dr. Mehmet Oz was harshly criticized by a skeptical Senate panel today over his claims that certain weight loss products can be "miracles" and "lightning in a bottle," forcing Oz to defend himself as a "cheerleader" for people trying to lose weight.

    Oz appeared before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee that was looking into a "crisis in consumer protection," and he quickly became a target.

    Some of the claims Oz has made on his television show - and the products he has touted - have come under scrutiny before and today committee chairwoman  Sen. Claire McCaskill asked Oz, "Why when you have this amazing megaphone and this amazing ability to communicate, why would you cheapen your show by saying things like that?"

    Boycott WalMart; Boycott Papa Johns; and Boycott BP

    by truthronin on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 04:43:26 PM PDT

  •  Recall McCain (0+ / 0-)

    If John McCain were a Democrat:
    -there would be a recall effort because the man is either completely insane, or has dementia, or both

    -there would be a smear campaign, financed by T Boone (Nose) Pickens and the other m*therf*ckers who were part of that group, alleging that McCain helped his Viet Cong captors in exchange for favorable treatment (which has been alleged by fellow POWs)

    McCain, the clown jester.

    Boycott WalMart; Boycott Papa Johns; and Boycott BP

    by truthronin on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 05:18:16 PM PDT

  •  Huffington Past (0+ / 0-)

    Hey, if you were on HuffPost right now, you could be checking up on the latest Kardashian, Beyoncé, or Lady GaGa hijinks, instead of wasting your time with real issues.

    Boycott WalMart; Boycott Papa Johns; and Boycott BP

    by truthronin on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 05:33:07 PM PDT

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