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|A TALE of DIGNITY: In grip of debilitating disease, beauty still shines through
With permission from the author Sharyn Fields, a local columnist, here is an exquisite tale of Human Dignity.. and how it can be shared. In photographs from just a few short years ago, he is all ...
|Kossack in Trouble.. Please Help
This is for Horace Boothroyd ... I am sure many of you on DKOS know him, certainly more than you know me. The Big Orange was a complete mystery to me at first, and it was Horace who was kind enough ...
|MEUSA Files Real People Amicus Brief
MEUSA FILES REAL PEOPLE AMICUS BRIEF WITH SCOTUS REBLOGGING this with permission from Oblogdeeblogda .. Posted by Melanie Nathan, March 09, 2015. MEUSA Amicus Brief: Real Voices, Real People, Real ...
|BLUE CHRISTMAS ..a Grinch story
I was given permission to cross post this from a column by Doug Love... posted in our local newspaper but not put online. I do have his verification that is is a true first person story, no urban ...
|Not Quiet on the Democratic Front: Why Occupy Still Matters on 3rd Anniversary
Posting full essay, links, pics with permission of the author Marni Halasa .. a New York lawyer, journalist and political performance artist. She consults for citizens, unions, community groups and ...
|The CA President Pro Tem DID WHAT?
Blogger Andrea Marr tells how and why she was excited by this late move by California’s legislature. National Memo: Californians Ready for a Greener Economy Despite the success of California’s ...
|SIT-INS Begin...Guess When and Where
Saw this from @JMitchellNews: 66 yrs ago today, NAACP Youth Council began sit-ins to desegregate lunch counters .. these were in Oklahoma City. But they had begun in KANSAS, before that: On ...
|‘God’ of Facebook crowdfunds Westboro billboards
Finally, some good news...and from ‘God’ too. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, at least, will be greeted for 12 months. The brain behind Facebook’s popular ‘God’ humor page has ...
|16 Most Absurd Codes in NEW (to USA) ICD-10
FOR ANYONE IN HEALTHCARE ...you know what ICD billing codes are..eg the number classification for illnesses you must use in order to collect treatment payments from Insurance Companies and the ...
|On Her Radar - So. ILL. Crusaders for Equality
Just a note FYI: 'The New Civil Rights Movement' blogger Jean Ann Esselink does a weekly piece where she chooses a brave reaction by someone being bullied or oppressed ... and lets us know of ...
|‘HoneyMaid’ makes a rebuttal ad
On March 10, 2014 the Honey Maid brand of snacks put out their ‘This is Wholesome’ ad showing many different families ... taking care of and loving each other. They got a lot of comments ... ...
|UPDATE: Polar Vortex, your Welcome to the ANTHROPOCENE
The ‘Polar Vortex’ explained in lay terms, even Donald Trump seems to understand … ummm sort of by Eric Roston, Why Is It So Cold? The Polar Vortex, Explained “Polar vortex” has taken an ...
|UPDATED: South Africa is saying: Hanba Kahle Tata Madiba
From a friend who grew up through law school in South Africa. She just happened to be back in South Africa when Madiba died, a long term civil rights activist lawyer in her own right .. Mandela was ...
|CA Freshman Congressman gets First House Bill passed by 113th!.. protecting environment yet.
A NorCal freshman Representative, Jared Huffman, San Rafael, just tweeted out that his very first bill passed the House and moves on to the Senate, H.R. 1411 RT @RepHuffman: I’m thrilled that ...
|He Was the Bravest Person in the Room
Background: On June 04, 2013, Mayor Virginia Gurolla of Porterville, issued a proclamation recognizing the month of June as GayPride Month in Porterville. Now, for those unaware: "'Porterville has ...
|OBAMA ... was mistaken for a waiter.
After President Obama's address about Trayvon Martin today, Susan Davis reposted this piece on The Washington Wire.. It is from Nov. 7, 2008,The original is by Katherine Rosman on WSJ. Before He ...
|NEVER FORGET .. In Memorium Leonard Matlovich June 22, l988
BREAKING NEWS: for all LGBT and allies: NEW GAY SECRETARY of the Air Force under Obama. 'After the Friday, June 21, retirement of Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, ERIC FANNING became the ...
|HUFFPO Posts Twitter Handles of Senators Who Voted NO
Directly from HuffPo: The Senate rejected a bipartisan compromise amendment to expand gun background checks on Wednesday, casting a 54 to 46 vote that drew sharp responses from supporters who had ...
|OSCAR MOMENTs ...from Marlon Brando to VAWA Have we learned anything?
With permission from navajo.. I am sharing this great 'Oscar'Memory' .. as it seems so tied to practically our entire embarassing US history,... from landing at Plymouth Rock to the Jay Leno show ...
|Wednesday is PINK SHIRT DAY ...AntiBullying Day
Are you participating? Are your schools? Ours are, even our elementary schools. The more the merrier, let bullies know there are people who will stand up to them. WIKI: Anti-Bullying Day (a.k.a. ...
|The GOP 'Borrowed' your SocialSecurity Money for their Wars
This is why they are fighting so hard to not have to pay you what you yourself put into Social Security! This is why there might just be a 'shortfall' ... How else were they going to pay for the ...
|Marriage Equality Comes to Life in Seattle
I am sharing a great blog by Melanie Nathan... with tissue alert to those so inclined... SUBTITLE good too: Same Sex Couples in King County (Seattle) Set Marriage License record CONGRATs to them ...
|Gov.Granholm: 'On the Right Track... No Going Back!'
On her THE WAR ROOM show last night, Gov. Jennifer Granholm got us All Fired Up and Ready to Go..with her ending 'Obama coaching' comment. It is not recorded as a segment that I can find, but came ...
|GRAPHIC Proof the Stimulus saved the Economy if not SENSATA
Have you noticed how Republicans and 'fiscal' Conservatives have an annoying habit of not believing reality? They believe Women Enjoy Rape, that all Muslims are Terrorists, that there were WMD in ...
|Mom answers 'OPRAH Hurt Me' to Oprah's Weekly Lifeclass question
SUBTITLED: Oprah perhaps you do not understand the extent to which LGBT Americans are impacted by the denial of basic Civil Rights. With permission I am exerpting from a friends blog. But before I ...
|The DALLAS Priniciples, republished
As apparently the home page for this is no longer accessible and I have a copy of the original entry, I will herein repost the DALLAS PRINCIPLES. These were originally derived to Unite the Chaos ...
|A VoterApathy ad by Samuel L Jackson says ...
Which is roughly translated here as: "WAKE THE F**** UP" ..a video story narrated and guest acted by Samuel L. Jackson. If you already saw it please reshare. If you haven't seen it is very well ...
|Think Ann is upset with Mitt....?
White House Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month The White House was illuminated pink last night to mark the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During October, President Obama ...
|Barney Frank on #47 Percent – Victims” Secret Videotape.
Here from public share: BARNEY FRANK on Facebook Mitt Romney’s attack on the moral character of disabled veterans, elderly and disabled Social Security recipients, and hard-working Americans in ...
|AnneOnymous670 shares ROMNEY Videos
UPDATE: AnneOnymous is part of the story...but here is the rest as fleshed out by BuzzFeedBen. The Long Strange Leak Of Mitt Romney's 47% Video On May 17, Mitt Romney spoke bluntly at a ...
|'When fascism comes to America...
Found on facebook. I must share it with you kossacks. Do not know about rights to poster and will take it down if owner asks but, once you have seen it you will remember. As the facebook poster ...
|The Serendipitous Godson: A Berlin Wall Story
Our story begins in September 4, 1984, and is shared with us by Michael Bedwell. He and Leonard Matlovich were on a trip to Berlin, both West and East Berlin. Just to refresh your memories, Berlin ...
|STOP the LIE: Obama's Medicare change a reduction in deficit..not care
There seems to be some confusion about the reduction in the deficit Obama negotiated for Obamacare, so let me explain it on a personal level. Your mom (or dad or you) are on Medicare. Mom is ...
|Let's Be Honest: Akin's Not Alone in His Ignorance
With her permission, I would like to make available to all kossacks and friends this great piece by Leah McElrath. It was posted on HuffPo, Piece on Huff Po But I'm not sure how many of you may have ...
|Letter Writer Confused about Pedophiles
Our local paper shared this fine LTE today. Writer expresses clearly, more positively and with far less emotion than I would use, one of the greatest logic fallacies of all homophobes. I want to ...
|A Happy Hoosier Birthday ... Tanya L. Domi
Here, and because I wouldn't change a word even if I could, a fine birthday presentation about one of our most renowned LGBT activists. Done by, Michael Bedwell, of course. ... and since her ...
|The Very Best reason for continuing PRIDE Parades
There were many blogs and comments earlier this month, and even last, about why/whether we should continue to have PRIDE Parades ... most presented accurate honest evaluations of the many differing ...
|Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) makes DCCC Red-to Blue List
Exciting email this morning from the Congressional campaign of Dr. Raul Ruiz. I was made aware of his campaign from my daughter, who attended a lecture he gave to the Latino American Medical Student ...
|Catholic Parishes Urged to Oppose Bishops Political Activity requests
In a new Press Release dated yesterday, April 20, Catholics for Equality is urging Catholic Parishes Nationwide to Oppose Bishops' Efforts to Turn Liturgy into Anti-Gay or Political Activity. ...
|PCCC: To call out bad ALEC Dems tomorrow. Join Them
From and email today from Progressive Change Campaign Committe of BoldProgressive.org ... Tomorrow, we're pulling together progressive state legislators from across the country (and reporters) on a ...
|The Endless Lies of NOM 's Maggie Gallagher
With permission, I am sharing this gem of a piece by Scott R. The endless anti-gay lies of the National Organization for Marriage’s Maggie Gallagher Beginning with this note: In April, 2011, when ...
|ADVICE: To Stations Carrying Rush Limbaugh
The quotes here are from an email obtained from : Holland Cooke Media Down left column find: "Is your station a Rush Limbaugh affiliate? To read the strategy I sent to my client stations as the ...
|Great Job NOM, Starbucks stock doing great
Thanks to NOM's @dumpstarbucks campaign. Our @pumpstarbucks one is doing great. So is the stock! You can sign Thank You Card here. Thank You card to STARBUCKS for supporting equality Tally just ...
|"How to Survive a Plague": As ACT UP Turns 25, New Film Chronicles History of AIDS Activism in U.S.
HERE, I finally managed to blog it, but it is very personal to me. I went to medical school from 1982-86. In early 1985, as a third year medical student, I was first to admit a man with AIDS into a ...
|OccupyWallStreet: 'Official Freedom Fairy'
'LET FREEDOM SPRING" was theme for OWS march on March 24, 2012. Here they are busy getting ready the night before...at sign making party in Union Square. Marches held next day..well really two ...
|25th Anniversary: Act Up Demonstration at Broadway and Wall Streets
Same site different protest. This is the 25th Anniversary of the first Act Up Demonstration. as Michael Bedwell reminds us. to protest pharmaceutical companies profiting from the sales of HIV/AIDS ...
|AARP wants Seniors 'help'...
This is the gist of a recent email from AARP: L..., you've earned a say in the debate about Medicare and Social Security. Make sure your voice is heard. Chip in $5 today and help us meet our goal ...
|Conservatives have no valid arguments
Here from our local paper by Quentin Colgan with permission. It is getting just too easy to criticize the folks who ignorantly call themselves conservative. Go ahead and try. Try any valid ...
|The GOP War On Women Demands A New Women’s Rights Agenda for America
This piece is crossposted from NCRM with permission from the author, Tanya Domi. NEW CIVIL RIGHTS MOVMENT: GOP War on Women Demands a New Agenda “Feminism” with a capital “F” is making a ...
|Happy Birthday SIDNEY POITIER
A friend found this lovely personal 'Poitier' story left as a status on fb of Author Kevin Sessums who wrote of him in his book 'MISSISSIPPI SISSY' Amazon link to book. Happy 85th birthday to the ...
|The Juliettes! 'I AM A WOMAN'
The Juliettes! — Liz, Lissa, Eva and Julie — “a self-styled Pump Rock band from Seattle – fierce, foxy & fabulous,” they say in their Twitter profile. where they also posted this tweet ...
|First Class ... TAM Airlines
This is bit of hearsay from fb. Do hope it is true. This Happened on TAM Airlines A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat and saw that the passenger next to her ...
|Dam has Broken, It's Too Late for KOMEN
So, it seems SGK is scrambling to reverse itself. But they can't it's too late. "Susan G. Komen For The Cure has just reversed its decision to drop Planned Parenthood funding, after a week of ...
|EGYPT 2.0 as seen from CUBA
I am not sure of the protocol for sharing anothers blogs on Daily Kos. I hope this is okay. Updating my blog roll on the new and VERY improved DKOS 4.0, wanting to add in that I follow the wonderful ...
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