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|Open thread for night owls: And now for a bit of feline delight
It's Friday, so forget politics for three minutes and watch these felines have a blast in a cardboard cat maze. Notice they can't even herd themselves. Best part after 2:05.
|Books Go Boom! Evelyn Waugh's 'The Loved One'
The Loved One is a short satire with very sharp teeth. It is hilarious in that dry, mordant vein the British mine so well. I'm confident you'll enjoy The Loved One if you like sparkling prose, ...
|Still no charges for Cleveland Police nearly seven months after killing Tanisha Anderson
Tanisha Anderson “They killed my sister,” Joell Anderson, Tanisha’s 40-year-old brother said as he fought back tears. “I watched it.” Suffering a mental health breakdown on the evening ...
|Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Words of Wisdom for 2015 Grads "You're stepping into a world that's, well, pretty rough. It's pretty chaotic, pretty divisive. You've got climate change, you've ...
|Bill in Portland Maine||05/29/2015||149|
|Cartoon: Urgent government recalls
Click to enlarge The massive recall of cars with exploding airbags got me thinking about other things that are ...
|Ben Carson may be running for president, but he still gets $40,000 per speech
The news that Ben ...
|Report: Hastert was paying man to keep quiet about sexual abuse dating from Hastert's teaching days
Denny Hastert A new report ...
|Midday open thread: Arctic ice at record low; Sandy victims blame Christie; Bush and the coal barons
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Mitch McConnell and Snuggly the Security Bear Beg to Spy :
|Did TLC witness the Duggar children being physically abused? (with a rod)
I guess I should say right off that I have always been interested in religion, practices, rituals, etc. I once thought of doing a graduate degree at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, and a few ...
|Judge disqualifies all 250 prosecutors in Orange County, CA because of widespread corruption
Between San Diego and Los Angeles is Orange County, California. With more than 3 million residents, it's larger than 21 states. If Orange County were a separate country, its economy would be the ...
|Those guys who boosted the 'surge' in Iraq? They're eager to do it again
Explosions in late 2014 variously described as an ISIL truck bomb or a U.S. airstrike in the town of Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border. ...
|Federal appeals court strikes down Idaho's 20-week abortion ban||Joan McCarter||05/29/2015||23|
|'Patriots' hold cartoon contest in front of Arizona mosque
I see we're still ignoring the Waco murders to focus on "cartoon contests." You can draw your own conclusions as to why a bunch of fourth-tier patriots have decided that drawing pictures of ...
|Republicans still no closer to saving their own asses on Obamacare
Have fun with this, guys. We've just got one more ...
|Republican governor vetoes North Carolina 'right to discriminate' bill
Amanda Scott and Christina Corvin ...
|High Impact Posts: May 28, 2015||jotter||05/29/2015||6|
|Here's what we know about Denny Hastert's indictment so far, and here's what happens next
Denny Hastert, discussing the Mark ...
|Emergency bridge repairs to snarl Virginia-to-D.C. traffic
The Memorial Bridge carries about 68,000 vehicles per day—including buses—between Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Or, it did. That's going ...
|Republican judge ponders impeachment as another Obamacare lawsuit rears its ugly head
Boehner gets his day in court, and a ...
|Media frets over how to cover everyone in the Republican 2016 clown car
Does Ben Carson's 10 percent in national ...
|Flashback to 2006: Dennis Hastert helped cover up a teen sex abuse scandal
Dennis Hastert Dennis Hastert ...
|Sunday Senate showdown over Patriot Act might kill it forever||Joan McCarter||05/29/2015||59|
|Cartoon: Mitch McConnell and Snuggly the Security Bear Beg to Spy
Is this the end of our domestic spying pal, Snuggly the Security Bear? Most likely not. Snuggly will probably still be in business and up to his usual tricks, he just may have to work with a ...
|Dennis Hastert indictment hints at ugly possibilities
Dennis Hastert, former Republican speaker ...
|The Daily Bucket: Another Walk at Sawgrass Lake
Sawgrass Lake is a wildlife refuge right in the middle of the city of St Petersburg FL. It is one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon, since it has a variety of wildlife and plants. Here are ...
|Daily Kos Radio is BOUND FOR DC at 9 am ET!
Yes, it's a "scheduled absence" today. I'm on my way to hang out with and/or near President Obama. That is, I'm taking my kids on a standard, public White House tour this morning. I was going to ...
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Former Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert indicted||David Nir||05/29/2015||50|
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The Patriot Act renewal debate, the GOP's Iraq problem, and more
We begin today's roundup with The New York Times editorial urging lawmakers to let certain Patriot Act provisions expire: Barring a last-minute compromise, congressional authorization for the ...
|Armed bikers draw cartoons of Muhammad at an Arizona mosque. What could go wrong?
Let's hope nothing does go wrong, but so far more than 500 800 people have RSVP'd to attend a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest in Phoenix on Friday, similar to the contest in Garland, Texas . That ...
|Open thread for night owls: Too many of the people in Washington do not rep those who elected them
Blast from the Past . At Daily Kos on this date in 2014 — Texas legislature gives 1.5 million poor residents the finger :It's not enough just to ...
|UPDATED: The Luis Lang Saga: THE INTERVIEW
I realize that this is the 3rd diary I've posted tonight, but this one is kind of important to me on a personal level. I'm one of those who tore Luis Lang apart in the first place, so it behooves me ...
|Gangster Capitalism in China
I must recommend the very readable paper, [http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue71/Smith71.pdf China’s Communist-Capitalist ecological apocalypse]. While the paper is 45 pages long (with at least ...
|120 CEOs Managing $12 Trillion Ask G7 Countries for Bold Climate Action
(photo courtesy of OxFam International) From ThinkProgress.Org : A group of more than 120 CEOs and other institutional investors who manage more than $12 trillion in assets sent ...
|What could make the potential King v. Burwell fallout even worse? One word: "Retroactive"
Yeah, I know, two King v Burwell posts in a single day...but we're ramping up to the big decision announcement and it's important that people know ALL of the potential ramifications, even the ...
|King v. Burwell: The Glengarry Glen Ross Connection
Reading this story by Sarah Ferris at The Hill reminded me of the closing scene from Glengarry Glen Ross (starting at around 2:50 in): WILLIAMSON: Where have you been, Shelly? Bruce and Harriet ...
|Write On! One Impossible Thing
Science fiction writer Jules Verne did not believe in impossible things. In each of his novels, he explained in loving detail how the marquee invention would work. Whether it was launching people ...
|Bill O'Reilly: Simpletons responsible for liberals catching up to conservatives
|Daily Kos Labor digest
A teacher at a Rhode Island charter school has been put on administrative leave after sending a ...
|Whoa: Former Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert indicted for lying to FBI, hiding transactions
Denny Hastert Did anyone see this coming? Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, a Republican who ...
|Actuaries weigh in on Republican Obamacare 'fix' ideas, and they're even worse than you thought
This is what happens when you let this guy do the thinking for you. Engage in a bit of pretend for a moment. Pretend we're three or four weeks in the future and pretend that the Supreme Court ...
|62 percent of Republicans still say Iraq War was the 'right thing' to do
This has to ...
So the fast track plan to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership has run into a new wrinkle after an amendment passed in the Senate debate: slavery. Yes, really, slavery: the Senate voted for an ...
|Midday open thread: Is rent out of reach? Col. Graham retiring; Cubans not keen on Marco Rubio
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Introducing Louis 'Flash' Maltby :
|Income inequality reflected in mental health statistics, according to new study
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control— Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009–2013 —confirms what common sense and the experts have long told us: The ...
|Politico talks pantsuits like it's not more of the same sexist double standard
Okay, okay, it's in Politico's gossip column, but ...
|Let's draw pictures of Muhammad, and do it in front of a Mosque, on Friday!
An armed biker gang. Cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. A mosque in Arizona. What could possibly go wrong? - Foreign Policy It doesn't take a crystal ball to see what can happen. Or what this band ...
|Jeb Bush takes a dig at Republican immigration flip-floppers
Jeb Bush Jeb Bush, facing a stiffer challenge than he may have expected in the Republican ...
|Bernie Sanders is popular despite messy hair, and Politico is On It
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) It's kind of hilarious watching the ...
|High Impact Posts: May 27, 2015||jotter||05/28/2015||4|
|FCC wants to expand internet fight with Republicans with broadband subsidies for the poor
They have the power. The ...
|Obama's immigration plans are on hold as court battle continues
On Tuesday, a panel of judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift a hold and let President Obama's immigration reforms go forward while litigation continues, with Texas and 25 ...
|The political peril of Supreme Court Obamacare case
Chief Justice John Roberts has a lot to think about these days. It's been clear for months that if the Supreme Court were to ...
|Time for Republican obsession with border security to catch up with immigration realities
Republicans say that before Congress can possibly think about passing immigration reform with a path to citizenship, the United States needs to secure the borders and perhaps even build a dang ...
|Mitch McConnell's Patriot Act strategy leaves colleagues scratching their heads
The wheels fell of Mitch McConnell's claims of a new, ...
|Former New York Gov. George Pataki joins crowd of GOP 2016 also-rans
George Pataki They're coming thick and fast now. Just hours after Rick Santorum announced his presidential run,
|The Religious Bigotry of Rick Santorum
Now that Rick Santorum has announced that he is running for president, again, it is worth reminding ourselves that he is a coarsely obvious religious bigot. I first published this post when he was ...
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