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Which 5 Democrats Just Voted to Gut Marine Conservation Laws?
After returning from their Memorial Day recess, the Republican House got back to doing one of its favorite things: inflicting damage on the environment. Yesterday, this took the form of the "...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 06/02/2015 8
The Evening Blues - 6-1-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 06/01/2015 40
The Evening Blues Weekend Edition 05-31-15 Gov't Mule
Welcome! " The Evening Blues - Weekend Edition" is a casual community diary (published Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography ...
Johnny the Conqueroo 05/31/2015 49
The Evening Blues Weekend Edition 05-30-15 Savoy Brown
Welcome! " The Evening Blues - Weekend Edition" is a casual community diary (published Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography ...
Johnny the Conqueroo 05/30/2015 51
The Evening Blues - 5-29-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/29/2015 58
The Evening Blues - 5-28-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/28/2015 43
The Thundering Failure of the Democrats
I'm a Tom Joad democrat, a prison reform democrat, an anti-poverty democrat and a pro-justice democrat - so the party left me a long time ago...and they never looked back as they went chasing after ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/28/2015 658
"a disturbing and frightening echo of the summer of 2006"
With great fanfare, Baghdad is launching a military offensive to take back Ramadi, and Anbar province in general, from ISIS. The many problems that this offensive symbolizes can best be summed up ...
gjohnsit 05/28/2015 23
The Evening Blues - 5-27-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/27/2015 55
1968: Richard Nixon stuns the political media by listening to voters.
In 1968, one of the most untelegenic (is there such a word?) candidates in politics, Richard Nixon, tried a new approach to campaigning that, although it did not totally shun and shut out the press,
Dumbo 05/27/2015 16
The Evening Blues - 5-26-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/26/2015 51
Hey, does anybody have the number for Microsoft? I lost it.
I had it written on a napkin somewhere, or at least I thought so.
Dumbo 05/26/2015 26
The Evening Blues - 5-25-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/25/2015 33
Original Americans forgotten on Memorial Day
The All-Nations Native American Veterans Memorial in Jefferson, Oregon [This is an edited and updated reprise of an essay first written for Memorial Day in 2010.] My ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 56
I've witnessed your suffering as the battles raged higher
While it is fitting to remember and mourn those who were lost in our wars, the majority of the graves with all those little flags placed on them are those who survived. Unfortunately for many they ...
BOHICA 05/25/2015 13
I didn't serve in Vietnam for freedom...
or liberty, or the flag. I didn't serve for the reasons people think of when they tell me, "Thanks for your service." I knew that this war was not about any of that stuff. I served for 365 days ...
Zwoof 05/24/2015 188
Not The Evening Blues Sunday Edition
Not the Evening Blues yet again. This is going to be a bass sampler and I'll probably be doing dinner when it first postsor soon after. Nonetheless, but there's a hole to plug here. Yep, BASS, ...
enhydra lutris 05/24/2015 44
When Hippies Roamed the Earth
Tears well as a tsunami of emotion rises in me threatening to break through my skin and fill the world. All it takes is a song, a word, a memory - and I rumble like an earthquake down where the deep ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/24/2015 356
Not the Evening Blues
No particular theme, and I'll be doing dinner when it first posts, but there's a hole to plug here. I had started gathering stuff when Johnny said it was off, so I'll just throw some stuff out here. ...
enhydra lutris 05/23/2015 40
Senate Blocks Renewal of Patriot Act Provisions
Last night, after a series of votes related to amendments and final passage of the Trade Promotion Authority, the Senate moved on to consider NSA-related legislation. First up was the USA FREEDOM ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/23/2015 12
Senate Passes Fast-Track Bill 62-37. Which 14 Dems Voted Yes?
The Senate just voted to pass Trade Promotion Authority (fast-track) ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/22/2015 22
The Evening Blues - 5-22-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/22/2015 96
So what is the GOP strategy for Iraq?
Republican candidates have decided to use the recent setbacks against ISIS as a winning issue in the 2016 election, and it seems to be working. A poll from October shows a majority of ...
gjohnsit 05/22/2015 7
Which 48 Democrats Want to Privatize Outer Space?
Yesterday, the House passed the SPACE Act of 2015 (H.R. 2262), a bill designed to promote commercial space travel and exploration. Here is a summary of what the bill does: This bill is a ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/22/2015 18
The Evening Blues - 5-21-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/21/2015 43
Justin Amash and John Lewis Lead 58 Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter Calling for Real NSA Reform
Yesterday, Republican Justin Amash (MI-03) and Democrat John Lewis (GA-05) as well as 58 of their colleagues sent a letter to the Senate calling on them to pass real NSA reform as opposed to the ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/21/2015 2
Just for Wonks & Fellow ALEC Research Junkies
The following links are a treasure trove of info on how, beginning in the 1800s, banks and corporations gained control of our democracy and morphed into ALEC: 1. The History of American Corporate ...
War on Error 05/21/2015 3
House Passes Bill to Gut Science & Research Funding
Yesterday, in addition to passing a deficit-funded corporate tax break for R&D, the House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 , a funding bill for federal scientific programs ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/21/2015 18
Right-Wing Mythology: How Obummer Lost Iraq
Right-wing articles are very entertaining. Did you know that we won the Iraq War? I didn't. At least Bush won Iraq before Obama lost Iraq. I've discovered from reading right-wing sources ...
gjohnsit 05/20/2015 10
Which 37 House Dems Say Deficits Don't Matter When It Comes to Corporate Tax Breaks?
As we all know, Republicans only care about deficits when it comes to spending that benefits working- and middle-class Americans. When it comes to corporate tax breaks, they couldn't care less about ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/20/2015 6
The Evening Blues - 5-20-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/20/2015 58
GOP candidates running for Dubya's Third Term
Even before the Fall of Ramadi the GOP presidential candidates were foaming-at-the-mouth war hawks. It'll only get worse . The message itself is coming through clearly—at the “summit” of ...
gjohnsit 05/20/2015 12
House Passes Bill That Undermines Its Ability to Do Its Own Job
Yesterday, the House passed its FY 2016 appropriations bill for the Legislative Branch. Since taking control of the House in 2010, Republicans in Congress have succeeded at cutting the funding for ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/20/2015 9
The Evening Blues - 5-19-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/19/2015 47
Knowing what we've known all along...
Would you lie the country into war? Order people tortured to death? Start wars while cutting taxes to the shamefully rich? Continue to trash the planet and fuck over its people? Push policies based ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/19/2015 112

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