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|65 Yrs Ago - Hiroshima
= Excerpted from [http://letsjapan.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/a-moment-for-hiroshima/ this last year's post at LetsJapan.Worpress.Com] = . . . The next morning another introductory whirlwind. I ...
|Prudential: Profiteering from Soldiers' Deaths
. Tonight [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/28/eveningnews/main6722391.shtml CBS News committed an act of journalism], taking and running with a [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-28/...
|Obama's, Democrats', Popularity Surges.
. That would be the headline, you know. If -- hopefully, when -- the Administration and Capitol Hill Democrats spend as much time, effort, energy and attention looking to see how they can work ...
|Consider Talking to a Lawyer.
= NOTE: I do not provide Legal Advice below. I'm just a guy who happens to be a lawyer expressing his opinion (based on lots of experience, mind you). If you want Legal Advice,
|My Daddy was Atticus Finch
= Expanded 're-post' from Comment in [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/7/11/883424/-To-kill-a-mockingbird-is-a-sin-.-.-. Teacherken's To Kill a Mockingbird Diary] = . I'm an ...
. While I cannot, and would not even try to, compete with this site's [http://www.dailykos.com/user/DarkSyde Mr. Science], or any of the [http://www.dailykos.com/user/Unitary%20Moonbat professional,
|Turmoil & Opportunity in India.
. A day-long national strike ("Bharat bandh") took place throughout the world's second most populace country, and largest democracy, yesterday July 5. From [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/...
|DNC: Learn How to Make an Ad, Please!
. In the wake of Texas GOBP Congressman [http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/6/17/876879/-Hayward-hearing:-Republican-apologizes-to-BP-CEO Joe Barton's shameless suck-up to BP] -
|BP to Change Name, Boost Corporate Image.
. London -- June 16, 2010 (Reuters) -- In an effort to shore-up precipitously falling share prices at British Petroleum (BP) company, ever since its deadly and now environmentally ...
. My name's Richard Newton. Older, more long-time friends, know me as Rick. But I answer to either. I live in Alabama, though I was born in our Nation's Capital and grew up in Virginia. When I ...
|Limbaugh defends a pedophile. Reminds us of his own proclivities.
. I'm not saying Rush Limbaugh's a pedophile, that he's a fat old sweaty man who likes to have sex with children. But since he's the de facto head of the Republican Party, I think asking ...
|Leo Gerard, Pres. United Steelworkers. Damn you.
Earlier tonight United Steelworkers Pres. Leo Gerard was on "The Ed Show." Ed Shultz interviewed him re: the (ongoing) tragedy of at least [http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/us/07westvirginia....
|To you Godless Atheists on Good Friday...
. . . . remember, the vast majority of Christians neither belong to creepy, hokey, but very dangerous [http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7018289175 Rapture Militias]. Anyway, please enjoy ...
|Screw Me! (Updated)
. Just days old and already a Modern Classic (and I think Pulitzer worthy): From [http://www....
|Artur Davis & the Other 33 "No" Dems. We'll remember.
. Last night 34 House "Democrats" voted "Nay" -- voted against [http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml HR 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act]. Just as we've come ...
|Hx Lesson: the 'scary thing' always eventually wins.
=A reworked and updated diary= Let history be your guide. Conservatives, Bigots, those who are loath to cede any Power... they ...
|Conservatives have always fought reform. And lost.
. Conservatives, Bigots, those in power who are loath to cede any of that power . . . they always fight tooth and nail against Reform. And -- eventually -- ...
|Jesus Horsers Don't Like Tea.
. The weirdnesses, contradictions and rifts are running rampant within the so-called "Tea Party" movement. Here's the latest (but certainly not the largest) in a series of "clouds on the ...
|Ghastly Al Qaeda Plot Uncovered. =Update=
. Just hitting the newswire : "The CIA has uncovered an al Qaeda plot to crash 1 fully-loaded 747 every other day for a full year and to ...
|Bernie Sanders on the White House's "tragic mistake."
. To wit : "that the White House fruitlessly chased Republican votes on health care rather than take advantage of the ripe environment to pass legislation." Here's another ...
|Obama yesterday: "Roll Tide!"
. President Obama traveled to Pennsylvania yesterday and talked about something dealing some legislation having to do with some stuff and blah, blah, blah . . . But the important ...
|GOP Brings T'baggers/Liberals Together in the South
Right out of the gate: h/t to [http://www.leftinalabama.com/diary/5859/dr-griffith-to-deliver-republican-message 'mooncat' and Left in Alabama] & to [http://www.realclearpolitics.com/...
|GOP Memo: "Fear" to be used in 2010. = Update =
. As if we haven't been noting this about the GOP since, hell, 2001. From [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts1217 a Yahoo "Newsroom" report] that cites a Politico "scoop" :
|Rangel's Ramblings. Congress thru the Looking Glass.
. The big stink over Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel is this: "The ethics committee said Rangel violated standards of conduct by accepting 2007 and 2008 trips to Caribbean ...
|Up or Down Vote! (about friggin' time).
. Well, [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100228/ap_on_bi_ge/us_health_care_overhaul finally ]. "WASHINGTON – The White House called for a "simple up-or-down" vote on ...
|Roll Call: Profession, Age, Region. =Update=
. I just thought I'd go ahead and do it. Below is an Age Poll. In the comments, please type your profession (teacher, fire fighter, manager, accountant, farmer, student, ...
|Wish We'd Been Wrong. Gave it a shot, though. =Bummer Update=
. February 23, 2010: The White House officially takes the Public Option [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/2/23/839934/-Gibbs:-Public-Option-Via-Reconciliation-Cant-Pass off the ...
|Which Obama Will Show?
. President Obama hosts his big [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_health_care_overhaul Health Care Summit this Thursday] at Blair House, just across from the White House. In theory it's to provide ...
|MANIFESTO (Updated: with even more Waugh!)
. From [http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20100218/ts_csm/280994 The Christian Science Monitor]: "Washington – In conservative circles, manifestos are all the rage. "On Wednesday,
|Quicker! Who said *this*?
. "I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, ...
|2008: We Saw What We Wanted to See.
. Back in the winter/spring of 2008, during the height of Primary Season, when we looked at, listened to, and heard the words of then-Candidate Obama, - if Daily Kos was any indication of the ...
From the Comments Thread in today's Abbreviated Pundit Roundup. . Ezra Klein's piece (cited in the [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/2/10/835388/-Your-Abbreviated-Pundit-Round-up ...
|So, Obama, you wanna fight? 2 Updates.
. You say you want to "fight" for regular folks. Good. Then over the next 36 hours have your staff work with allies in the House and Senate to craft simple Bills -- to be introduced by 12:00 ...
|Ever Considered a Japan Trip?
. Prologue: this is an offbeat Diary. But so are "[http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/24/153018/663 Pooty & Woozle]" diaries, and "[http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/8/2/...
|Counter-Trigger: if No P.O., then This.
. DallasDoc's inspired me. If [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/9/30/777259/-Senate-Democrats-Listen-to-Dallasdoc.-Finally! his idea can gain legislative traction] (sure, sure, it's just an ...
|The Racist Hate, Fear & Agenda Exposed
. . . . as if it hadn't been exposed before. In most of my diaries I try to provide links and photos and quotes and vids and all sorts of reader-friendly elements in order to take advantage ...
|Crazy Climate Change Libs: The Asia Development Bank.
. The [http://www.adb.org/default.asp Asia Development Bank] is tasked with fighting poverty and assisting developing countries/economies throughout Asia. It was founded in 1966 and is financed ...
|The Last of Four.
. As we approach the fourth anniversary of 9/11, President Bush should admit that he wrongly invoked the tragedy of 9/...
|McCain: Obama must drop Public Option.
. [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090823/ap_on_go_co/us_mccain_public_option McCain: Obama must drop Public Option]. Well, here's the thing, you doddering dumbass: Obama beat you like a cheap ...
|Hellbent to Lose - not the diary you think
. Preface This was originally posted (and has been re-promoted a couple of times) over at [http://...
. Wow. First time on the Rec List! Bet you can't tell! Thank you for recommending my diary. I mean, OMG!
|It's run by evil people.
. Yesterday I listened to an Insurance "Spokesperson" on NPR, talking about health care reform. They want mandates: for the government to pass a law to force people to buy their product. Like ...
|UPDATED! Public Option Goes Under the Bus.
. AP headline, within the past 10 minutes: [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090816/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_sebelius_health_care Sebelius: Obama OK with insurance co-ops]. "Health and ...
|Wagging the Dog (w/ a compliant Media Heather assist).
L ast year [http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/president/ Barack Obama whipped John McCain 66.8 million votes to 58.3 million]. Electoral votes: 365 to 173. Landslide. ...
|Dear Media Heathers: 580,000 nuts don't equal 1/2 the U.S. Population.
. From a comment of mine in [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/8/13/766018/-Morning-Feature:-The-Tangled-Skein-of-End-of-Life-Care NCrissieB]'s great diary. Last year [http://www.cnn.com/...
|My Hiroshima Diary.
. M y first full day in my new town was on August 6, 1990. The day before, a couple of town hall employees had picked me up in Kobe and together we had driven a couple of hours to ...
|Co-ops: Rife with Corruption, Mismgt, Criminality.
Senator Kent Conrad likes [http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/sen-kent-conrad-says-screw-you-health-c Co-ops]. Making Health Care Co-ops a reality is his pet project and his alternative to a ...
. The planets have sort of aligned. Two of the hottest topics over the past several days have been [http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/24/757333/-Police-Officers-Rally-in-Boston,-...
|Conrad's Corrupt, Craptacular, Often Criminal Co-ops.
. Senator Kent Conrad ([http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/sen-kent-conrad-says-screw-you-health-c Shill-Insurance Industry]) continues to bang away at his One Man Band for Health Care Co-ops, as ...
|Brooks is Right.
. This morning Republican-American and overpaid NYT columnist/pundit (pardon the redundancy) David Brooks opines away on a Democratic Party he sees working to "lose touch with America". The ...
|Columnist to Brooks: "Out that Senator"
. So, where do you come down on the "should he" or "shouldn't he" be outed questions when it comes to (1) National Politicians, who, likely as not (if they're a Republican),
|India Hikes Science Budget, Hard Times Notwithstanding.
. Despite tough economic times, India's government will [http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090708/full/news.2009.652.html increase scientific investment] (more details below the fold). The world'...
|Dear Ed, Keith, Rachel: OTHER things -[UPDATE]
. are going on in the world besides Michael Jackson's untimely death. I suppose I should have expected this wall-to-wall coverage, but, sheesh, that doesn't mean I have to like it. I've got ...
|What's with you, Mr. President? => Thanks, Kos & Nate Update.
. Then: "I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the ...
|Ahmadinejad + Netanyahu = BFF.
. It appears that Ahmadinejad has [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090613/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran_election stolen the Iranian election]. Israel's Right Wing Prime Minister, the acerbic Benjamin ...
|MitchMc admits: "private ins can't compete" UPDATE II
. This needs to be written, and written about, over and over again in the coming days and weeks . Yesterday Terri posted an excellent diary on the [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/6/7/...
|David Carradine, Koko Taylor. Open thoughts on Thu Night...
. Well, I posted an incredibly short (my shortest ever) diary on the sad passing of David Carradine. Then saw where, much to my embarrassment, [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/6/4/185615/8952 ...
|$30 Billion more to GM. How much to Tesla?
. Yesterday President Obama announced that the U.S. would become a [http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1601357,w-obama-general-motors-bankrupt-060109.article "reluctant [majority] ...
|Practically North Korea. = Updated =
. I've posted this = report from China below the fold = in Comment form a few times, but now with North Korea [http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/5/27/735829/-BREAKING-NEWS:-North-Korea-...
|Media Heathers: Learn to Google. UPDATE.
. Some of what gets bypassed when the Media Heathers fail/refuse to take 1-30 minutes to do a modicum of research: April 8, 2007 (CBS's) SCOTT ...
|Closing Gitmo: Do some RESEARCH, Media Heathers!
. April 8, 2007: (CBS's) SCOTT PELLEY : Would you close Guantanamo Bay? JOHN MCCAIN: Yes. I would ...
|History Lesson: The Southern Strategy.
. For those of you who are political neophytes, or who are too young to remember the '60s, or Richard Nixon, or where [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39345-2004Jun13.html Reagan ...
|Bad Cop Horror Show in Bama: Blame Unempathetic Judges.
. Another bad cop horror [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090520/ap_on_re_us/us_police_beating_video in the news]. I know the plaintiff's attorney, Wendy Crew. She's a good attorney. I hope she ...
|Well, are we stimuluted, yet?
-- Note: this is a "companion diary" to mooncat's story , [http://www.leftinalabama.com/diary/3897/wheres-the-stimulus-wheres-bob-riley-whats-with-adeca Where's the Stimulus $$$?] ...
. NOTE: I've re-titled this. A comment of mine kind of sums-up my take on Democrats and their current position. I've reprinted the comment at the bottom of this intro. Rather than 2 ...
|Larry Summers: That stupid, or that mendacious?
This need not be long. Larry Summers: Director, Nat'l Econ. Council. Advises the President. Yesterday on ABC's "This Week" he [http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2009/03/...
|Freak Snow in the Deep South (w/Vid) - update
. -- Cross-posted at [http://www.leftinalabama.com Left in Alabama] -- It snowed freaks early this morning. At 8:35 a.m. it continues as hard or harder than ever. I look ...
|Reagan's 'Voice': Limbaughphiles 'UnAmerican'
... Expanding on a Comment in the Pundit Roundup ... Not to mention the Blue Doggers in the House. Peggy Noonan was one of Ronald Reagan's most celebrated ...
|Bobby Jindal Argues w/Himself, and the GOP . . .
. . . . while prepping to lambaste President Obama tonight. Cross-posted at [http://www.leftinalabama.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=3457 Left in Alabama].
|"Pro Business". We need to talk. UPDATED.
. There's a diary on the Rec List now that is an excellent one. I'm not going to link to or name it because I don't want to associate it with criticism. Again, it's a great diary. However, ...
|The 2009 Anti-Hypocrisy & Economic Recovery Act
. -- First proposed in the Comments under [http://www.leftinalabama.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=3368 this Story at Left in Alabama] -- . A companion bill to the ...
|Artur Davis Announces: Running for Gov of Alabama.
. -- cross-posted at [http://www.leftinalabama.com Left in Alabama] -- A little after 12:00 Noon today at the Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham, Congressman Artur Davis (AL 7) ...
|Prosecute Specter, Cornyn for Corruption & Graft?
Update: a few (only a 1/2 dozen+/-) Commentors have taken strenuous issue with me and seem obsessed on what they see as the temerity of this entire Diary. Such is ...
|MSNBC Torture Apologist Tamron Hall
. So, Keith Olbermann, what are the rules for calling-out one of your MSNBC colleagues as a "Worst Person in the World?" Today, MSNBC mid-day anchor/bobblehead, Tamron Hall, refused to call ...
. -- I wrote this back in August, reflections on my experience at Invesco Field in Denver, [http://www.leftinalabama.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=2464 in this blog]. On this day, at this moment, ...
|"What do we do now?"
. Occupying a place near the top of the pantheon of great American political films is the 1972 Robert Redford movie, [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068334/ The Candidate], in which a very, very long-
|Congressional Concern Trolls
. It's [http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009901080371 bad enough when it's Republicans] Concern Trolling Obama's AG nominee, [http://origin-www.sun-sentinel.com/news/...
. In this morning's Abbreviated Pundit Roundup, DemFromCT links to and quotes from [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/06/AR2009010602823.html Michael Gerson's column] in ...
|GOP Leadership: Begging for More Fail
. Two things tell me the RNC begs for more Fail: 1. Just heard RNC Chair Mike Duncan on NPR's Morning Edition. Time and time again when Steve Inskeep asked* Duncan about ...
|Kristol Chillin' in Cuckoubananas Land
. Time doesn't allow a line-by-line laughfest at Wm Kristol's latest public declaration of delusional hubris, set forth in his today's [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/08/opinion/08kristol.html?_r=1&...
|Your Sector's Outlook/Poll - Request Comment & Dialog
. I do a few things work-wise, including assisting small businesses grow in the Southeast U.S. and working with all sized companies, in all sectors make connections between (mainly, but not ...
|Mumbai: "Before" Pics/Vid, Defiance "After".
. L ate on my first night in Mumbai (f/k/a Bombay) I two fellow travelers walked to Leopold's Cafe, on the corner of Colaba Causeway and a side street, with both street sides open ...
|UPDATE: Word from Sanjay. What Warrants a Front Page Story?
. Horrific terror attack in Mumbai, targeting Americans and Brits and killing scores of Indians and burning the Taj Mahal Hotel apparently doesn't. Not to the Front Pagers here. Thank God, or the ...
|Pass the sushi, Zell.
. According to the creepy, angry and mendacious Zell Miller (a little more than 4 years ago) : "If this is a national party, sushi is our national dish. If this is a ...
|Passing Division Avenue -- 7:00-in-B'ham Photo Diary
. I write this at 8:40 a.m., Central. I arrived at my polling place, Firehouse #12 in Birmingham, at 6:50 a.m. I was about number 200 or so in line.
In 2004 this was the popular vote tally: Bush 50.73% (62,040,610 votes) Kerry 48.27% (59,028,444 votes) [http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2004/federalelections2004....
Ashley Todd has given a gift to millions of Obama/Biden supporters. Ms. Todd has given the Candidate, and all of us, the opportunity to say, "You're forgiven". And, in fact, the opportunity to ...
|Alabama Republican Endorses Democrat for Congress
Big News in a "Red State" aching to go Blue: [http://www.wtvynews4.com/home/headlines/31282124.html Conservative Republican State Senator Harri Anne Smith Endorses Democrat Bobby Bright for ...
|Problems at the Polls: Step 1 is NOT a "Diary".
UPDATE/DISCLOSURE: On Election Day 2004 I was one of several hundred attorneys who did poll watching for the Kerry Campaign in Florida. I've seen 2 ...
|Coattails. Hey, Barack, a little help, here.
In this morning's Abbreviated Pundit Round-up, DemFromCT offers-up an excerpt from a Wick Allison (yeh, I'd never heard of him, either) [http://www.dmagazine.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?nm=Core+Pages&type=...
|What's WITH these people? Anglos in America -- I'm one, btw
There are, certainly, exceptions : from Thomas Paine to Thomas Jefferson, from John Locke to John Kennedy. In fact, there are many, there are multitudes down through history's ...
|NPR Should Fire or Suspend Hacktaculary M. Liasson
In 1997 James Fallows wrote a seminal analysis and indictment of the Media Heathers, [http://jamesfallows.theatlantic.com/archives/1997/01/breaking-the-news.php Breaking the News ]. A [...
|MetaFest. With Photos. With Sentences (more than 3!)
Like or dislike, agree or disagree with, this diary, one thing any reader will have to admit: it's a real diary. That is, it's not an vacuous piece of fluff that the diariest spent all of 2 ...
|Confuse Far Rightists.
I invite you to copy/paste the following into your own emails or Rightist friends, relatives or colleagues ; or do Comments or Diaries this in your own local blogs ; ...
|What Senator McCain doesn't understand . . .
:: . . . is that our "security requirements" dictated that we never launch a war of choice in Iraq in the first place. . . . . is that his cranky thing repels people. . . . . is that ...
|Pitiful. Just pitiful.
( Expansion of a Comment of mine in Morning Pundit Roundup ). So McCain's going to "suspend" his campaign (Read: the ads aren't working), return to D.C. (Read: run home to Mommy ...
|Sarah's & Todd's CuckooBananas World. Creepy Sarah Vid.
Sarah Palin's video address to the Alaskan Independence Party's March 2008 Convention in Fairbanks: .
|Obama Surrogates: MIA
I'm copying/pasting from [http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/ Talking Points Memo], this now-front page (at TPM, courtesy of David Kurtz) piece : "Here in Wisconsin, one ...
|Meanwhile... Rice met with Gadhafi today.
Today Secretary of State [http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/4/20/125023/077 Condi Rice] met with the man behind the slaughter of over 250 innocents, the victims of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
|Which Party Looks Like America?
This supplements DemFromCT's [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/3/73525/29794/384/584385 current, top-of-the-Front-Page story], comparing the racial, ethnic and all aspects of diversity between ...
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