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  • Bring 'Ragin' Cajun' Lt. General Honoré to Ferguson, by Denise Oliver Velez
  • Rick Perry and the GOP's 'criminalization of politics' scam, by Jon Perr
  • Want to make sure every vote counts? Get involved in these key races for secretary of state, by Jeff Singer
  • The price of a 'free' public education turns out to be damn expensive, by Mark E Andersen
  • Stop freaking out about ISIS, by Mark Sumner
  • The media is the tool used too misrepresent black men for a purpose, by Egberto Willies
  • Dear Hillary: Don't worry about 'Obama's third term' nonsense. Run on progressive values and record, by Ian Reifowitz
  • Daily Kos Elections power rankings: The Senate (Back to School Edition), by Steve Singiser
  • Not to repeat myself BUT......., by shanikka

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  •  It may be too dry in some parts... (9+ / 0-)

    ...of the country, but here in Chicago we just ended a mini-storm. I wish I had some sort of synthetic wormhole device that I could use to transfer water to the drought-stricken areas. I'd also use it to move piles of petcoke into the walled Koch compound in Kansas, at night.

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

    by JeffW on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 03:05:26 PM PDT

    •  We're Using a Synthetic Wormhole to Bring That (1+ / 0-)
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      water here to the Great Lakes.

      It's called "burning sequestered carbon" and it's very effective. There is no important leadership interest in changing this.

      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 Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 04:22:43 PM PDT

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  •  Congratulations Jackie Robinson West!! (6+ / 0-)
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    marykk, gchaucer2, JeffW, annieli, kerflooey, TKO333

    CHAMPIONS!  Wow.  

    Read more here.

    Alison Lundergan Grimes for Senate!

    by noweasels on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 03:08:14 PM PDT

  •  recommending citisven's diary (4+ / 0-)
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    marykk, kerflooey, a2nite, Gooserock

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "If we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable." (@eState4Column5)

    by annieli on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 03:09:05 PM PDT

  •  Denise on Honoré? (9+ / 0-)

    That sounds like a must-read.

    I live under the bridge to the 21st Century.

    by Crashing Vor on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 03:10:02 PM PDT

  •  US weighs direct military action against ISIS in S (0+ / 0-)

    WASHINGTON-The Obama administration is debating a more robust intervention in Syria, including possible American air strikes, in a significant escalation of its weeks-long military assault on the Islamic extremist group that had destabilized neighboring Iraq and killed an American journalist, officials said today.

    While President Obama has long resisted being drawn into Syria’s bloody civil war, officials said recent advances by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria had made clear that it represented a threat to the interests of the United States and its allies. The beheading of James Foley, the American journalist, has contributed to what officials called a “new context” for a challenge that has long divided the president’s team.

    Officials said the options include speeding up and intensifying limited American efforts to train and arm moderate Syrian rebel forces that had been fighting both ISIS as well as the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Another option would be to bolster other partners on the ground to take on ISIS, including the Syrian Kurds.

  •  It just warms your heart... (1+ / 0-)
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    I was at the airport a few days ago and saw an ad for a Franco-Belgian bank, or more specifically its private banking services...

    It said: Your Wealth has a voice. Let it be heard!.

    Disgusting. And don't even get me started on the asshats that came up with, approved or might be swayed by this ad. Pfff.

    I ride the wild horse .

    by BelgianBastard on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 03:42:47 PM PDT

  •  One of these days I'm going to wake up to (3+ / 0-)

    Really Good News About Something.  

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    Never mind.

    A drowning man can not learn to swim. -- Chris Lonsdale

    by Rikon Snow on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 03:45:24 PM PDT

  •  Ragin' Cajun? Sorry, but (1+ / 0-)
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    I believe that name has already been taken - by the Right Honorable Chester James Carville...

  •  Officer Goe Phuc Ushakov (0+ / 0-)

    By now everyone is aware of the video where the Ferguson cop threatens to kill reports. When they ask him his name, he replies what they heard as 'Go fuck yourself.' But I think maybe they misunderstood him.

    What if the officer had a Swedish father and a Vietnamese mother?  What if they misheard the last name?

    Goe is a perfectly good name in Sweden for boys, although it has Norwegian origins. It is an abbreviated form of Godwine, or God's Wine, and with the ultimate meaning of 'God's bounty.'

    Phuc, in Vietnamese means 'blessing.'

    So, if a Swedish man were to fall in love with a graceful Vietnamese women, they might blend their two rich cultures together and name their child with the inspiring 'Goe Phuc', with the meaning of 'The Blessing of God's bounty.'

    It is sad that a child with such a beautiful name turned out so angry.

    While we are on the subject - Portland has a bridge for sale! It is a single trust three span bridge designed by the legendary Gustav Lindentha, who designed the Hell Gate Bridge in New York City. You can't get a much more historical bridges than this. It is the only single trust three span bridge in America that is still used for cars. And we will let it go for cheap!

    Sure it cost us more than a million dollars to move it 60 feet while we were building the new bridge, and it will cost you a bit more to move it to your backyard, but this is a once and a life time chance. You can't pass this up. You know you want it.

    Tell me, can I sell you a bridge?

    “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

    by se portland on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 04:43:48 PM PDT

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