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|The Perspective of a Country Boy on Democrats
I grew up in a town with a population of less than 100 people. I have lived in small towns in Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, and New York, and spent enough times in small towns in Pennsylvania to ...
|Need help from politically savvy
I recently came upon evidence of some inappropriate use of his office by a Wisconsin politician. Nothing that would send him to jail or even disgrace him horribly (particularly in light of what we'...
|Who's policing the one percent while our cities burn?: Part 2
What we are witnessing are the workings of an “apparatus of justification” to rationalize the “extreme economic inequality” that is on the horizon and that hedge-fund managers’ ...
|A Kossack Needs a Little Help
There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena . So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due ...
|Texas high school that doesn't teach sex ed surprised by chlamydia outbreak
|First big debate test for GOP: Fitting all the clowns on the stage
Here's a 2012 Republican debate. Now double ...
|terrible tragedy at a place I love
Police: 4 dead, including suspect, in Menasha shooting ☮
|Two words to describe GOP's contraceptive stance: more abortions
By John Young www.johnyoungcolumn.com Someone explain why Republicans like Don Coram are so hard to find. You'll have to travel all the way to Montrose, Colo., to find him, unless he's in the ...
|Notes and Speculation on a Religion: Americanism
Americanism is often referred to as "America's secular religion." I have some notes and speculations on religion in general and Americanism in specific. Religion is an interesting word, its origin ...
|Mad Men 7.12 - 'Lost Horizon'
Caution: McCann Erickson May Be Hazardous To Your Hard-Fought Advances Against The Patriarchy. /Mad Men/ begins with an image of a man falling from a skyscraper; this week, it's the ladies' turn. ...
|A White Son Of Ferguson On Why St. Louis Can’t Change
|Ohio abortion clinics cut in half following stringent abortion measures enacted by Gov. Kasich
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed ...
|Why Intellectual Integrity Is In Such Short Supply
Paul Krugman recently wrote: "No, what you should really look for, in a world that keeps throwing nasty surprises at us, is intellectual integrity: the willingness to face facts even if they’re ...
|Nonviolence media black-out
When the media marginalized the nonviolence on the streets, it also blacked-out the expression of nonviolence as a radical call for justice and for systemic change.
|MI Progressives: Please Vote Yes on Prop 1 Tomorrow
This diary is pretty straightforward: I'm asking DKos Michiganians to make their way to the polls tomorrow and vote yes in our special election to alter various tax rates in Michigan and increase ...
|Economics, like politics: 31 flavors of permanent unreality
Summary: Yesterday we read the "OPOL report," which argued we have a "bullshit political system." Today, with reference to a piece by Raul Ilargi Meijer in today's Naked Capitalism , I'm going to ...
|Religion of the 2nd Amendment
There is one thing that gets people more worked up and divided than religion and that's the 2nd amendment to the constitution. You will hear gun enthusiasts claim it's a blanket right for them to ...
|A Proposal to Tie Corporate Tax Deductions to Number of American Jobs
I think that, for many reasons that can be elaborated upon elsewhere, the country, meaning us The People, has a vested interest in making sure American companies create jobs here in the US, rather ...
|UPDATE X 2: URGENT! Fellow Kossack Needs a Little More Help
Please keep tipping and recommending so as many people as possible will see this diary! We only have a day to accomplish our goal. THANK YOU! Due to a situation far beyond our control, the Derby ...
|Most Awesome Nana||05/04/2015||119|
|Squirrel Droppings: Yes, BUT...
When I opened the Daily Kos Recommended e-mail today, I was presented with a petition, which I'd seen before, asking me, in a nutshell, to endorse Hillary Clinton for President, and, seemingly, to ...
|WAYWO: Open thread
What Are You Working On? is for all things hand-made, home-made, and creative in a variety of mediums.
|TX Republican Lawmaker Wants Women To Carry Nonviable Fetuses To Full Term
Last week in Texas, a Republican lawmaker proposed an amendment so outrageous, that even some of his own GOP colleagues were repulsed. ...
|Drunk Arguing with Conservative Family Members... share your story!
Just wanted to write this about my experience last night dealing with drunk conservative family members..... Last night at a very nice family function I made the mistake of getting into a ...
|Nonviolence as Non-Compliance
Nonviolence is not the problem, but officials’ nonviolence certainly is.
|I ♥ Democratic Socialism: Under cover at the "cleanest country music show on earth"
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine I keep my eyes wide open all the time I keep the ends out for the tie that binds Because you're mine, I walk the line I Walk the Line , by Johnny Cash ...
|Christian Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds
I like to write about this subject for a couple of different reasons. The first is that it lets me vent about something that really yanks my chain. And, every time I write on this topic, Christians ...
|Pope Francis: Junipero Serra “was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States”
Yesterday, Pope Francis led a celebration for the soon-to-be canonized Junípero Serra by praising the 18th century Spanish Franciscan friar who founded the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in ...
|Republican war on family
I keep hearing republicans blame the destruction of the American family for everything from violence to poverty not even knowing the irony that they are mostly responsible for the demise of the ...
|WYFP: My Ben Affleck Problem
Good evening, Kossacks, and welcome to WYFP. First, here is a word from our sponsors: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and ...
|blue jersey mom||05/02/2015||148|
|This Week in the War on Women
The big news: Nigerian army [http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/us-nigeria-violence-rescue-idUSKBN0NJ2FK20150428?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter rescued 293 women and girls] ...
|Tara the Antisocial Social Worker||05/02/2015||22|
|Unabashed Pimping For Bernie
Go to BernieSanders.com and give!
|too many people||05/02/2015||11|
|Derby Day Party and Fundraiser for elenacarlena
I am joining [Most Awesome Nana http://www.dailykos.com/user/Most%20Awesome%20Nana] and several others in the [Community Fundraisers http://www.dailykos.com/user/Community%20Fundraisers] ...
|Most Awesome Nana||05/02/2015||180|
|Why I'm not voting for Bernie or for a third party candidate in 2016
Among my many intelligent and opinionated friends on Facebook the subject of corporate influence in elections has (of course) come up and protesting that corporate influence is a major reason that ...
|Lori Renee Fye||05/02/2015||164|
|Screw The Freaking Pain I want Some RELIEF NOW !!!
Four years isn't that long in the span of a person's life. It is the average time you spend at college if you go or the time you spend in High School. It is half the time you spend in school ...
|Become Maladjusted to Injustice! MBOPRA, STDDs, Week 35
If there is one name that has been uttered more often than Freddie Gray's over the past week, it has been that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We know that the criminal, heartless Right Wing ...
|A Vote for Hillary May Be Hard but Consider the Alternative
Last year when author Marianne Williamson posted an open letter to Hillary Clinton, many left-leaning Democrats nodded in agreement. “I want a woman president,” Williamson wrote, … “and you��
|Ongoing Pot Wars (and Tax Wars) in Washington State
Nancy Reagan's "War Against Drugs" is still wheezing on in Washington State. One of the latest, and bordering on damn nasty, conflicts occurred in a city council meeting in Federal Way on 21 April. ...
|Karen Hedwig Backman||05/01/2015||3|
|Update With Pauls view on Texas Lunacy Abbott, Patrick & Right Wing Nuts
At last we are beginning to see that even in Texas you can go to far. The fever hasn't been broken but we are beginning to see that there are some Republicans are developing a "backbone ", although ...
|Updated: Lobbyist and Money: Root of all evil
An Update from NY: Sen Majority Leader Dean Skelos handed himself over to the FBI this morning on charges of corruption related to helping his sons company get contract with local governments. ...
|CA Kossack aitchdee: Struggling to Make It to SSDI
This is a followup diary to the one I posted last week ,
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: Wed. 29 April'15: Basic How-To at a Diary Saying a Kosak Needs Our Help
Input for improvement welcome: comment or kosmail to diary writer. Revision is in process. JOB 1: Someone with permission of the kosak in trouble has written a diary stating who's the kosak in ...
|Thank You, Daily Kos
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thanks to Saturday's fundraiser, I now have a spanking new laptop that will be arriving shortly. Also...there were some funds leftover after my equipment was ...
|Desperately need short-term LOAN to stave off eviction
My fellow Kossacks, after months of desperately trying, I have exhausted all other avenues for raising the funds I need to satisfy my landlady and stay off eviction. I'm desperately in need of a ...
|Update & Thank You from Youffraita
Hey all, if you were around last Wednesday, Youffraita got some bad news about being evicted from her apartment on very short notice. Thanks to belinda ridgewood's diary , Youffraita got some needed ...
|not a lamb||04/26/2015||20|
|WAYWO: Beautiful Day open thread
What Are You Working On? is for all things hand-made, home-made, and creative in a variety of mediums.
|WYFP? selling gags to great dictators
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we ...
|Please Help a Kossack Increase His Online Access: Fundraiser for a Laptop for Chitown Kev
Many of you know Chitown Kev , a Kossack who is (among other distinctions) an administrator of Black Kos and Milk Men and Women. He is an astute observer, an effective analyst, and a fine writer ...
|aitchdee Update: Progress Made, Help Still Needed in CA
I last wrote in January about the troubles of long-time kossack aitchdee -- you can see that diary here . Since ...
|Daily Kos comes through again!
Thanks everyone for responding to an urgent need yesterday. One of our own was in trouble and you guys came through...as you so often do. Here is the diary from yesterday that this is in reference ...
|One Pissed Off Liberal||04/23/2015||30|
|Jimmy Carter: 'Losing My Religion For Equality'
For most of his life, Jimmy Carter has been an advocate for human rights. In 1982, one year after leaving the Oval Office, the former US President and his wife Rosalynn Carter, founded ...
|I Need Help -- And In Exchange, A Kontest With A Poll!
This is a difficult diary for me to write. I have always been a big fan of "It is more blessed to give than to receive," but I am going to have to give in and do some receiving, if any of you are ...
|MininstryOfTruth Needs Help (NYC)
I just saw this tweet and received MinistryOfTruth's permission to post something: Been effectively homeless for over a month now. I have money to rent a room if only I could find a room I can ...
|Calling all kossacks - help needed - please rec this
$343 is not that much money...but it is needed by tomorrow. I posted a diary earlier via the Daily Kos Fund Raisers group, but it didn't get much attention and only raised $60 - which I and Fineena ...
|One Pissed Off Liberal||04/22/2015||194|
|Fineena not out of the woods yet
Our friend, Fineena is still coping with difficult circumstances. I first wrote about her situation here . She could still use a little more of our help. Her latest email explains:
|One Pissed Off Liberal||04/22/2015||19|
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