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|Trolls Strike Back on White House Petition Site
You've probably all heard about how a bunch of treasonous Confederate-wannabees are signing secession petitions on the White House "We the people" petition site. I'm pleased to report that trolls ...
|The Cory Booker Hot Pocket Saga
While we're all recovering from yesterday's exciting result, I wanted to share this amazing Cory Booker story with those who haven't seen it yet. So post-hurricane Sandy, as he as tended to do ...
|Don't Falme Me Pleas: The Fun of VP Guessing Games
So apparently Matt Drudge has come out saying Condoleeza Rice is the front-runner to be Mitt's VP. Personally, I'd have gone with three other possibilities that would better balance the ticket ...
|Texas GOP Crazy You (Probably) Didn't Read About Yet
So there's obviously been a lot of talk about the Texas GOP's craziness in their 2012 platform on wanting to eliminate the Voting Rights Act, bring back the gold standard and stop teaching kids ...
|Republican Pervs Who've Said Vagina on House/Senate Floor
We've all heard about Michigan State Representative Lisa Brown's saying "vagina" on the House floor. I'm going to mostly ignore that and Jewish issue , although I do think the right-wing Christians ...
I don't think I'm allowed to say the kinds of things I want to say about Georgia in the title, and technically I only promised I wouldn't post entirely blank diaries, so I'm going with blank title.
|Fun with Newt Gingrich and Google Archives
So I decided what with Newt rising in the polls and having a shot at becoming the new anti-Romney candidate, I'd see what I could find in Google Archives. Yeah, unlike Sarah Palin, he's been picked ...
|How Donald Trump's Hair Has Kept Me Busy
Yes, Trump's hair is what I've been up to. Okay, I'm not being entirely serious (but that's not ...
|What I've Been Up To-Legislative Redistricting Software
I've obviously not been around much lately. I could explain why in ...
|Like Congress Would Ever Go Along with a Spending Freeze
Okay, so we've now moved out of OMG Scott Brown/corporate campaign spending mode and ...
|Venezuela, Bolivia, France: End U.S. Occupation of Haiti!
I have to say, I am a little bit surprised that the "U.S. occupation of Haiti" meme does not seem to have been covered here yet. I'm also rather glad , since it means that it hasn't been endorsed yet.
|Gravel Hindering Alaskan Oil Spill Cleanup
Most people have heard of the famous Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound in 1989. The incident occurred because Captain Joseph Hazelwood was smashed when he got onto the ship to begin ...
|Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Torpedoes her Trial with Jew-Bashing
A few weeks ago Avila wrote an interesting diary on the Aafia Siddiqui case. ...
|Washington Times Lies about Census Citizenship Question
Cross-posted from Hat Thief In an article for the Washington Times, Kerry Picket writes that ...
|Most Important Election Today is in Takoma Park, MD
Okay, yes, civil rights are on the ballot in Maine, and it's utterly crucial that the civil rights of Mainers, whether they're our friends Bill and Common Sense Mainer or other people who we don't ...
|A Mysterious E-mail from edscan
Many Kossacks probably remember edscan. He was a man in his early 80's who wrote many diaries at the site and even made the Rec List regularly for a while. He was unique in several different ways 1)
|Why is Firedoglake Going After H.R. 676 Co-Sponsors?
The thing is, I actually really like the "Standing Up For the Public Option" campaign. It makes great sense to have the 65 ...
|Scary Facts the RNC Forgot to Tell You about Healthcare
Lately I've been writing a bunch of serious diaries on the inherently joke-inducing topics of pornography and circumcision (looking at the former as a free expression vs. censorship issue and ...
|CDC Considers Recommending Circumcision
The Center for Disease Control is currently weighing whether or not to recommend circumcision for all baby boys ...
|Top Netroots Nation Moments: Karaoke Edition
It's high time for the third edition of what I felt were the top moments at Netroots Nation. This is not a diary about the serious, activist things going on last weekend at the LEED-certified ...
|New Study: Circumcision is Sexist
Note: I was inspired/compelled to write this diary due to a Tweet by the esteemed associate editor of The American Prospect, Dana Goldstein. As such, please direct all complaints to her-...
|Hamas: Israel Distributing "Sex Gum" in Gaza
It's certainly not the first conspiracy theory naming Israel as a conspirator, but it may well be the most hilarious .
|Jews and Muslims Unite in Israel-Over Circumcisions
In a diary several months ago, I made a joking observation that the problem in the I/P conflict is that the only thing Jews and Muslims can agree on ...
|Lizard People et. al: A Retrospective on the MN-Sen Ballots
As you may have heard, Norm Coleman has, a mere eight months after election day, conceded the Senate race in Minnesota to notorious funnyman and radio host Al Franken. It will be remembered for ...
|President Obama Issues Signing Statement
One of the most hated actions taken by former (wow that feels good) president George W. Bush was the signing statement. For those who need some brushing up,
|The Federal Reserve Gets Served
Served with a subpoena to testify before the House, of course. I don't even want the mental image of Chairman Bernanke dancing (for those who do want the image, I've include a video clip of what I ...
|"Unhealthy Information"-blocking software on Chinese PCs
The "Great Firewall of China" is moving a lot closer to home. Literally. It may now have a ...
|On Soviet Twitter, North Korea Follow You!
No joke. I was reading some interesting articles today about China's preparations ...
|Microsoft Puts the "Bad-a-Bing" in Search Engines
As you may have heard, the big devil behemoth known as the Microsoft corporation has been planning a ...
|The TRUTH to Be Revealed: Obama Memorandum on Declassification
First, while we're on the subject of "the TRUTH," I have some good news for the edheads out there. Reports of edscan's demise have been greatly exaggerated. The man has NOT ...
|UPDATE: SOUTH KOREA 'Declares War' (per North Korea)!!!!! CFR pornlords make a funny
Or at least their president did, on a recent article on their website. As you all know, the Council on Foreign Relations is a mysterious entity best known for being the bane of the R0n P4v1 ...
|Prostitution on Craigslist in New Format Safe Again-For Now
I've written several diaries already about the saga of Craigslist-prostitution-porn vs. the Attorney General of South Carolina. You can read the last ...
|Mark Sanford Overriden by Legislature, Sues
This seems like somewhat of a bad joke, but it isn't. See, Governor Mark Sanford was just this side of Ron Paul in terms of teh crazy anti-tax/anti-spending when he was a member of the U.S. House ...
|Restore Their F***ing Accounts, Kos!!!!!
Not so much the recently banned users. Frankly (at the risk/in the hope of starting a flame war) I was pretty thrilled about it; I didn't really get along ...
|NJ Law Enforcement Uses Web 2.0; SC tries to kill it
It used to be that New Jersey's cops only made the news for such charming activities as letting a grinning Christie Whitman frisk ...
|The Real Culprits Behind 9/11
As my good friend diaried earlier today, the official story of 9/...
|Oklahoma Legislature Passes Ten Commandments Bill
It seems like the clocks in the state of Oklahoma are set back 5 years to when the country felt like it had time to fight the "culture wars" That's right! Time for some state capitol Ten ...
|DailyKos Supports Homophobia
You read the headline right. First, I object to hide rating all but the most toxic comments. Second, if one does hide rate, it should be consistent. Users here have proved their inconsistency.
|Labor Economist Confirmed as Asst. Treas. Sec for Economic Policy
The whole Tim Geithner/TARP/bailout/etc. thing is over my head, though I'd like you to assume, for the purposes of this diary, that I hold the exact same views as you on the subject. Now that we'...
|"European Welfare State:" Michael Steele's Hilarious E-mails
Back right before the Republican National Closet-In at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Convention, I made an account on the convention website. I believe it was because someone here had ...
|Jersey City Redefines "Dirty Politics"
Sure, Miami, Chicago, Gary, New Orleans and some other cities in the United States have a reputation for dirty politics, and I'm sure those cities deserve it. But Jersey City stands in a class by ...
|Ronald Reagan Heads to the Capitol
Yes, Ronald Reagan. The actor. In the midst of the inevitable deregulation-driven collapse he helped create.
|Hiscock asked to Restrict Content in Dubai
The authorities officially asked Hiscock to "restrict content that is pornographic, mocks religions, strengthens atheism, promotes new religions, fosters a feeling of insecurity or is ...
|UMD students to screen Hard-Core Porn Amid Funding Threats
As you may recall, last November we were able to pick up Maryland's 1st Congressional District (consisting of the conservative Eastern Shore and the even more conservative Baltimore exurbs), thanks ...
|Flammable Tap Water Or Estrogen Bottled Water?
Those of us who drink water should be VERY CONCERNED. In Weld County, Colorado, there's a whole new meaning to "fire ...
|New Study: Circumcision Greatly Reduces STD Risk
Generally, the most persistent controversial and heated issue at Daily Kos is the Israel/Palestine issue. One of the reasons this issue leads to such heated remarks and has had such a hard time ...
|In Soviet China, Government Censors YOU(Tube)!!
The biggest state threat to U.S. national security for so many reasons, China continues to censor content, having now blocked Youtube ...
|Bush Still Causing Controversy in New Jersey
No, I'm not talking about the guy from Texas who used to live at 1600 Penn. He's gone back to Texas and will hopefully stay away from the entire East Coast in the future. I'm talking ...
|Grover Norquist: It's F***ing, But They're Still Virgins
Poor, poor, poor Grover Norquist. Just a few years ago, he was at the top, writing the Bush tax cuts, making crooked deals with Jack Abramoff, and spending his leisure hours in the bathroom, ...
|10 Republicans vote against Pi
I wish I was making this up, but it's true. On Thursday, 10 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted against an official (but non-binding) resolution declaring today, March 14,
|Chas Freeman: Israel Should Expel Arabs from East Jerusalem
President Obama has selected Chas Freeman to be chairman of the National Intelligence Council. I know I'm generally pro-Israel, but I have problems with a speech he gave to ...
|Iran Has Gone Too Far this Time!
While it's not a particularly happy thing to think about, I'm not talking about their nuclear weapons program and ...
|From Covering Up Lady Liberty to a "Big Porno Deputy": Change at the Justice Department
This nation has had a nasty habit of support for the censorship of graphic material from the Department of Justice. From Edwin Meese' ...
|looks like kansas will have a moran as its next senator
As we all know, one of the many Republican Senators retiring at the end of this cycle is Sam Brownback. Senator Brownback briefly embarrassed himself with ...
|Lieberman's First Hearing: "Lessons from Mumbai Terrorist Attacks"
As you may recall, last fall the Senate Democratic caucus decided to reward Joe the Lieberman for supporting McCain by letting him remain Chairman ...
|What makes Collective Punishment Okay?
Since there's a diary recommending just that on the Recommended list. We've heard that collective punishment is not okay when one side's elected officials choose to attack civilians (Hamas). We've ...
|The Likud Party Platform
I certainly didn't want to post this again, given that I strongly dislike the Likud, but it has unfortunately become necessary given the negligence of the Israeli government to take down election ...
|Joe The Plumber Becomes Israel War Correspondent
You'd think this was straight out of the Onion, or perhaps that most accurate of supermarket newspapers, the Weekly World News Despite seeing it ...
|Bush to Give Medal of Freedom to Colombia's Murderous Uribe
We shouldn't be surprised by anything George Bush does in these final days, and it ranks fairly low in terms of the effect it will have on people's lives, ...
|The Hamas Charter & the Likud Constitution
Two despicable organizations. Yet the respective populations have voted for them in large numbers. But what exactly makes them despicable? Let's look at their central ideology-espousing documents,
|The Lizard People are the Solution to the Israel/Palestine Conflict
I figure it's high time to inject some truth and reality and sanity into the whole Israel/Palestine conflict, so here's my view. Hear me out. As Markos said 2 years ago, describing why he won't ...
|CIA Ditches Torture ... For Viagra!!!!
Several weeks ago, terrorist interrogator "Matthew Alexander" was on The Daily Show hawking his ...
|It's a Gravelanche! Mike Gets Written in in New York City||DemocraticLuntz||12/24/2008||30||10||-||14|
|New Obama Betrayal: George Bush to be Inaugural Co-Chair
First he betrayed progressives by supporting Joe the Lieberman keeping his Chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Then he chose non-progressives for cabinet ...
|Video of the Lizard People Ballot Challenge Consideration
First, I'd like to note that, the "law" and the Canvassing Board "rules" aside, the rejection of the Lizard People was a crime against Reptilekind. I believe that Lucas Davenport (the man who ...
|Israel Supports United Nations Statement
That's right. Israel is supporting a statement made at the United Nations. I am not making this up. This is groundbreaking! From the good folks ...
|Final Certified Presidential Election Results and Anne Arundel Write-Ins
Note: I'm utterly furious at Lucas Davenport and the Minnesota canvassing board. The Lizard People ballot ...
|Minnesota Funny Ballots: Rick Warren is not Present
Something on this ballot describes the way I feel about all the Rick Warren and ZOMG "Obama is teh suck" diaries today. Moreover, it describes my feelings toward Rick Warren and ...
|BARACK OSAMA and other Minnesota Funny Ballots
I figure that oughta get your attention, huh? Anyway, I am far from done with this series. The ...
|MN Funny Ballots: Original Write-Ins + DC Meetup Tomorrow Night
DC Kossacks Meetup Tomorrow! Thursday, December 11th, 2008. 6:30 p.m. to however late we stay around. Timberlake's, 1726 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC Continuing my obsession ...
|MN Funny Ballots: Editorializing + DC Meetup Thursday Night
Note: All DC-area Kossacks are expected to A) Join the DC Kossacks Facebook group B) Show up at the meetup Thursday night ...
|Funny MN Challenged Ballots: Deities + DC MEETUP TIME
First, the DC meetup time. We/I have decided to have the meetup unofficially in conjunction with Drinking Liberally. Thursday, December 11th, 2008. 6:30 p.m. to however late we stay around. ...
|The Real Reason Saxby Chambliss Won
Sure, it's great to blame Barack Obama for Jim Martin's loss. After all, Barack Obama totally won the state of Georgia in the general election. And a mere word from the man who clearly, as a black ...
|DC Kossacks Meetup December 18 (Help Pick a Place!)
Fellow Inside-the-Beltway (or narrowly outside, it's all good) Kossacks! My last exam is over at 5:00 p.m. on December 18th (Thursday), so I figure that evening is probably a good time for us to ...
|HuffPo Response: Jeff Gates Anti-Semitic Tripe Deleted
Okay, I'm not sure how many of you were up in the wee hours last night for Attorney At Arms diary describing a terribly anti-...
|No Bailout, Farrakhan, Mike Hunt, Hugh Jorgan: Alabama Write-In Ballots
In most states in this great country of ours, write-in ballots are only counted if no candidates filed as a write-in candidate. That's right (or write). Not only do you have to file a ton of ...
|MN-Sen: Missing Ballots (ONOZ!!!!)
From MSNBC : In a Franken camp teleconference call this afternoon, lead recount attorney Marc Elias ...
|Beyond "Lizard People": A Look at Hilarious Write-In Votes
Many of us (I know it's not just me) can't stop laughing at the misguided awesome voter who wrote in "Lizard People" for President (and possibly other offices) in what may prove a pivotal ...
|Murtha Vindicated? (PA-12 the Lone Kerry District For McCain)
In October, long-time Western Pennsylvania Representative John Murtha known for his long-term pork-barrel politics and his ...
|What Joe Lieberman Did as Homeland Security Chairman
At least, legislative-wise. I figure there's been a gazillion posts of the sort "WE HAVE BEEN BETRAYED!" "NO MORE MONEY TO TRAITOR DEMS" and a significant number of the sort "It's okay" "Let's be ...
|You Call that Mocking Nader, Kos?
While I couldn't agree more with your sentiments , Ha ha, yeah, that won't happen. Anyone who sails with the ...
|"Like We Overthrew a Dictator": Pennsylvania Avenue Last Night
That's what fellow Kossack Pragmaticus said ...
|Best Youtube Contributors of the 2008 Campaign
Eh, I want to write something up and it's midnight and oh my god it's only 42 hours until the polls close in most of Indiana. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't take any more of this!!!! Anyway, I ...
|LIVE SEX IN ARIZONA BALLOT TABULATION CENTER!!!
No, this is not a scene from John Does Jan , the companion film to Who's Nailin Paylin' , where John McCain makes a visit to the office of AZ Sec State Jan Brewer to plead with her to ...
|McCain Taking Money From "Domestic Terrorists"
A month ago, Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of "palling around with terrorists" Unfortunately, it seems McCain has his own domestic terrorist problem. A search through the McCain campaign'...
|McCain Urged Reagan Admin To Meet Terrorists Without Pre-Conditions
Cross-posted from Huffington Post's Off the Bus In 1987, John McCain cast several votes in ...
|BREAKING: Unbelievable North Carolina Early Voting Numbers!!
Note: This literally is breaking, as I'm breaking it; I haven't seen anything about turnout of newly registered voters in any articles. Of course, technically, there's no such thing as a 'must-win' ...
|McCain=Hoover: For Tax Increase During Tough Economic Times
Cross-Posted from Huffington Post's Off the Bus John McCain ...
|"Joe the Plumber" Connected to Keating Five????
Obviously, it's pretty clear that he's a conservative based on this interview . Republicans tend to bring in ...
|Where is the Whitey Tape, Larry Johnson?
On May 16th, CIA agent Larry C. Johnson came out with this bombshell that there was a damning tape of ...
|NEW Palin Lies: "Bridge to Nowhere"'s Demise Greatly Exaggerated!!
I wrote this for Off the Bus Despite Governor Sarah Palin's repeated insistence that she ...
|McCain's Past Support for Terrorists
In the 1980's, the United States supported some pretty nasty organizations in the name of beating COMMUNISM . One organization that the United States government did not ever support or give ...
|Sarah Palin's "Airport for Nobody"
I wrote this for Off the Bus The fact that Republican candidate for vice president Sarah ...
|Is the McCain Campaign Threatening Alaska State Employees?
An investigation I've been doing into the current status of the Gravina Access Project (the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere") has been stymied by the refusal of Palin administration officials to ...
|John McCain: Raising Your Taxes for 25 Years
As Republicans generally do when they get really desperate, the McCain campaign has gone into full swing on the "Obama will raise your taxes during an economic crisis! A disaster!" line of attack. ...
|Sarah Palin Signed off On Rape Kit Billing Policy
Cross-posted from Off the Bus In her story on the controversy,
|If Jewish Democrats "Message-Tested" McCain/Palin
Note: I wrote this a while ago, but after listening to far-right MK (Member of Knesset) Aryeh Eldad speak at Hillel (most of what I'm pretty sure was an all-Jewish audience disagreed with him, at ...
|Who Are You, and What Have you Done with the AP?
The only possibility I can see is that someone using the moniker "Matt Volz" has hacked the Associated Press. How else to explain this ...
|McCain Campaign: Monegan Fired for Being Pro-Victim of Sexual Assault
I had thought I'd hit a dead end in my investigations of the Wasilla rape kit billing ...
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