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|Midday open thread: Huckabee backs Ten Commandments BS; DNI keeps bin Laden porn to itself
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love :
|Politico takes a whack at Warren in a lengthy, trade-related hit piece
Politico's nothingburger story on Warren's ...
|The prurient god of the Duggars
|It's Time for a Word of Thanks
to that Maestra of Spambots, Elfling. Especially after two diaries asking Admin what the hell was going on, I thought it was about time. Notice the miraculous (hah!) absence of Phone Numbers on the ...
|President Obama has lost Paul Krugman on TPP
|Open thread for night owls. Democracy Now interviews Matt Taibbi on confessed bank crooks
Matt Taibbi Amy Goodman interviewed Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi on the news that the five banks—Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of ...
|Christiegate: Christie Goes on Expletive-Filled Rant in Front of Large Crowd
|Bernie Sanders will make his presidential run official Tuesday
Bernie poses for a selfie with a supporter in Manchester, NH, May 2. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make his presidential primary campaign official Tuesday, May 26, with a public kick-off on the shores ...
|Jeb Bush is partly right. Somebody is definitely 'intellectually arrogant' about climate change
That arrogance does not, however, come from the scientists behind the 97 percent of peer-reviewed papers that say civilization's emissions of greenhouse gases are driving climate change. Nor from ...
|Midday open thread: Foxagandists say Obama wrong to call climate change nat'l security threat
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?) :
|In Defense of Shaun King
Let's begin by being honest. Shaun King is a polarizing figure. He has a very specific point of view when it comes to American police forces and their dealings with African Americans, and he is ...
|Updated: Unarmed men shot by police
Olympia, WA Yes, the young men are black. The two young men (brothers) allegedly shoplifted some beer from a major grocery store. According to the boys' mother, "They don't carry guns, they ...
|Oregon high school junior confronts anti-gay haters, launches beautiful counter-protest
|Surprise! Company whose pipeline burst in Santa Barbara has extensive record of safety violations
A section of Refugio State Beach tainted by oil from burst pipe. Since 2006, the U.S. Pipeline and ...
|Jeb Bush Says it's "Really Arrogant" to be Certain About Man-Made Global Warming
(photo credit: Rollins College) From Talking Points Memo : Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Wednesday that it's "really arrogant" for people to say there's a scientific ...
|Support the Dream Defenders ~ Week
Sorry, this diary was published by mistake. Please look for our weekly diary on Friday at 7:25 p.m. ET.
|Study: BP oil blowout at fault for Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths. The petroleum giant says nah
Dead dolphin stranded on the Port Fourchon Louisiana coastline in July 2012 following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
|Ken Burns Commencement Speech-line On #BlackLivesmatter Gets Huge Applause In One for the Ages
Today in Ferguson 150 years after the Civil War we see "ghastly remnants of our great shame emerging still"/Lincoln warned of "national suicide" if we neglect to be a "nation of freemen"/Mark Twain'...
|thirty three and a third||05/20/2015||45|
|Spotlight on green news & views: Fracking wastewater used on crops; Shell plans for change of 4°+
Check out the saga of the green heron hunting for lunch Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention ...
|Climate takes up half Obama's commencement address to Coast Guard cadets, with some Arctic irony
Climate change dominated President Obama's commencement address to the Coast Guard graduating class Wednesday. President ...
|Midday open thread: Tech companies oppose TPP; bin Laden's bookshelf; Obama tweets, racism ensues
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Biker Lives Matter :
|As fast-track trade bill heads for Senate cloture vote, House outcome could be up to Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi could be key in the fight over fast-track trade legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
|Cartoon: Les Beastiables -- Dr. Ben Capybara
Dr. Ben Carson spoke at the CPAC convention about two months ago. I thought what he said was beastly enough that he has earned his turn as one of Les Beastiables. Serious source information ...
|The Daily Bucket: One person's weed...
What is a weed? According to my friend, Merriam Webster, it is "a (1) : a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially one that tends to overgrow or ...
|Elizabeth Warren pushes Hillary Clinton on Fast Track
Elizabeth Warren wants Hillary Clinton to say "no" to Fast ...
|NARP Unloads on Conservative Idiocy re Amtrak
The National Association of Railroad Passengers has a blog post that gets right to the point. It is a perpetual wonder for many passenger advocates that Amtrak—which, it’s worth noting ...
|Bits of Spam and Site Functionality [For Staff & Admins, others welcome to comment]
The latest spam/potential phisher trick ( as in "latest only in terms of recent apparent push" and not in the "never been done before" sense ) is to post a spam diary with a name and phone number. ...
|UBS Pleads Guilty to Biggest Financial Scam in History - Citibank & J.P. Morgan Also Plead Guilty
(image courtesy of SwitchYourBank.org) Late-night breaking from Bloomberg : UBS Group AG said its main unit will plead guilty to fraud in the U.S. for manipulating benchmark interest rates ...
|Open thread for night owls: Bernie Sanders has a plan: Tax Wall Street and make college free
John Nichols at The Nation writes Bernie Sanders Has a Plan: Tax Wall Street and Make College Free : Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders keeps bending the rules of Senate ...
|Bush CIA Deputy Director Admits We Were Lied Into Iraq War
(photo credit: G. Pisano) On Hardball tonight, Chris Matthews interviewed ex-CIA Deputy Director (and Acting Director) under George W. Bush, Michael Morrell. Here is a ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/19/2015: Nesting Season
Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically. ~ Rabindranath ...
|B.B., Six Strings Down...
The sky is crying now, and so am I. Cousin Billy just called me at 1:45 AM on Friday and told me that B.B. King had passed away. 15 minutes later, (as I wrote this), I am beside myself with grief. ...
|Santa Susanna Kid||05/19/2015||10|
|This weekend we gather to celebrate our Cedwyn with her Mom and Portland friends!
Celebration of Cedwyn Saturday May 23 1:00pm At The ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
I still tear up every time I watch this video. But even then, we knew that it was not enough. Far from it. Is "Black Leadership" Enough? Not For These Young Adults by Chitown Kev Like many other ...
|Newspaper Gives Honest Answer to Question, "Why do you support such a liberal agenda?"
Honest answer to a reader's question No snark, no smartassery. This is one of the finest responses I've ever seen to this kind of question. Setup: The Charlotte Observer's Taylor Batten wrote a ...
|Israeli Soldiers Reveal the Horrors of Gaza in 'Breaking the Silence' Report
Originally published in Tikkun Daily A major in Israel's infantry, who fought in the Northern Gaza Strip during Israel's assault in the summer of 2014, talks of devastation. He talks of endless ...
|David Harris Gershon||05/18/2015||83|
|I never thought I’d grow up to be poor.
I didn’t really think I’d be rich either, except for a very small part of my brain that thought I’d be rich and famous when I grew up. Like, you know maybe I’d grow up to be a band. I guess ...
|Unbelievable: Democratic congresswoman mocks Indians with clueless 'war whoop'||David Nir||05/18/2015||117|
|Two open-carry activists. One white, one black. Two very different police responses
One of these things is not like the other. The video below shows two open-carry activists, both "demonstrating" their Second Amendment rights. Both were approached by police, but the reactions from ...
|Why race is the main reason the murderous bloodbath in Waco was handled with velvet gloves
Nine people shot to death at a family restaurant . Dozens of others stabbed, beaten, and seriously injured. Over 100 guns recovered. Sounds like one of the ...
|Driving while black, brown, or Indian
Most people have heard or read the acronym "DWB," which stands for " Driving While Black ," or in many cases "Brown," derived from DWI—Driving While Intoxicated. In ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/17/2015||218|
|This Week in the War on Women
Last Sunday was Mother's Day, a Hallmark holiday as fraught with ambivalence as any. As I read friends' tributes to their living or dead mothers on Facebook, I wondered why I never really cared ...
|Women's Rights & Optional Reality
Back in the mid-'90s, my best friend and I were volunteer "escorts" at an inner-city women's clinic that provided reproductive health care, including abortion.
|Eugenie Clark - 1922-2015
I am taking the liberty of writing a diary on a female scientist whom I never met and who died in the 21st Century (in fact this very year.) This is in large part because of her 1951 book "Lady ...
|To Mend the Broken - Rev. Dr. Karl Lutze
FORWARD, 2015 EDITION This book was written in 1966 by my step-father Karl E. Lutze. Karl began his work as a young white pastor in a poor black Lutheran church in 1945. He challenged the Christian ...
|Spotlight on Courage ~ StDDs Week 37
No! Poverty is not to be blamed for the murder of Michael Brown. Lack of opportunities did not take the life of Freddie Gray. The "absent black father" was not responsible for killing Walter Scott. ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Benjamin T. Montgomery (1819–1877) was an influential African-American inventor, landowner, and freedman. Ben ...
|Standing with Tribal Nations Opposing Coal Exports in the Pacific Northwest
Otto Braided Hair speaks at a press conference against coal exports. He is a traditional leader from the Northern Cheyenne and does not represent the tribal government. "We collectively stand ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/15/2015||4|
|The Daily Bucket - chocolate lily season in a remnant Indian prairie
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
|Guardian: Chicago filmmaker alleges sexual assault at CPD Homan Square "black site"
The Guardian is reporting that a local Chicago filmmaker, Angel Perez, was interrogated and sexually assaulted at the Chicago Police Department's Homan Square "black site" in October 2012. (Warning:
|"You don't have to have a reason to die no more."
Last night, Wednesday, May 13th about 8pm., three young men got in a car to go shopping on the south side of Chicago. A vehicle pulled up next to them and gunned the three down. Twenty year old ...
|Indians 101: Kootenai Political Organization
The Kootenai (also spelled Kutenai), whose homeland was in the area west of the Rocky Mountains in what is today western Montana, northern Idaho, and southeastern British Columbia, are generally ...
|Do Racists Seriously Not Know They’re Racist? (Update)
My apologies in advance for the “old news,” but yes, it’s still bothering me – and I have a question. I haven’t diaried in years, but I saw a clip a couple mornings ago which bothered me ...
|"How Would You Fix Our Culture Of White Supremacy?"
The White Privilege Checklist Do you remember Dixon D White? He's a self admitted redneck who, disturbed by a confrontation with his neighbour at his home, decided to post a video from his truck. ...
|UN criticizes US human rights record. Cites police brutality, pervasive surveillance and Gitmo
NY Times: U.S. Must Do More on Civil Rights, Officials Agree “We must rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our civil rights laws live up to our promise,” James Cadogan, a senior Justice ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
Restavek - "One who stays with" is the word for a child slave in Haiti. Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez Ignoring Haiti and its problems is par for the course in the United ...
|North Carolina Gov. McCrory's voter registration meltdown: latest developments
Last Thursday (May 7) here at Daily Kos, I published the first public disclosure of a shocking collapse of the state's voter registration system here in North Carolina under Republican Gov. Pat ...
|When White People Rioted in Baltimore
" The despot's heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the battle queen of yore, Maryland! ...
|Michelle Obama's Powerful Speech on being the First Black FLOTUS
We all thought we knew some of the things the first black POTUS and FLOTUS would have to deal with in the very white White House. Most of us cannot wait to read the books that will be written by ...
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