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Father & Daughter Doctors Team Up To Block One Of The Most Restrictive Abortion Bans Yet
Leslie Salzillo 06/03/2015 1
Kids, don't do drugs you don't like.
I think Starbucks should embrace sad hour, similar to pubs happy hour but instead a discount on coffee before we all go to work. To an outsider, Trader Joe's just looks like a place where ...
jbou 06/02/2015 14
Open thread for night owls: UN experts warn of threats from secret 'trade' deals
RNs protest fast-track legislation in Sacramento, California in March 2015. At Common Dreams, Sarah Lazare ...
Meteor Blades 06/02/2015 65
"We managed to put a man on the moon. Now we need to put clean energy on Earth."
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.” – Roald Dah l As the Global Apollo ...
boatsie 06/02/2015 23
When GOP Gov. Pat McCrory Did The Right Thing
Republican Governor Pat McCrory did the right thing -- and in so doing showed the way for conservative Christian Republicans in the age of marriage equality. McCrory not only vetoed a North ...
Frederick Clarkson 06/02/2015 51
Community Quilt for crystal eyes
CelticLassie's quilt, detail Our friend, crystal eyes, has a brain tumor. He has blogged about it here, on Daily Kos -- and ...
Sara R 06/02/2015 21
AP does it wrong: Sexualization of trans women
One presumes that a news organization would have a style guide for a reason. GLAAD summarizes the AP and New York Times style books here . And right there it says... Use the pronoun preferred by ...
rserven 06/02/2015 59
2 New Polls shows both frontrunners slipping as Republicans narrow the gap
Poll: Hillary Clinton Weakens on Trustworthiness While Jeb Bush Slides Into GOP Free-For-All Weakening ratings for Hillary Clinton present opportunities for her potential Republican opponents, even ...
Lefty Coaster 06/02/2015 64
ISIS and Assad Regime working together?
Yesterday ISIS launched an offensive against the last few moderate rebels that Obama is supporting in Syria. It is threatening to collapse the final remaining military strategy for Syria. ...
gjohnsit 06/02/2015 43
RIP: Jean Ritchie, powerful voice for Appalachian justice
From the NYTimes: Jean Ritchie, who brought hundreds of traditional songs from her native Appalachia to a wide audience — singing of faith and unfaithfulness, murder and revenge, love unrequited ...
Old Redneck 06/02/2015 15
McConnell loses big on NSA amendments, USA Freedom Act goes to the president
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was an asshole starting the series of votes in the Senate in what was to become his NSA surveillance reform debacle.
Joan McCarter 06/02/2015 110
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
Dear British Guardian: Thank You! by Chitown Kev Having completed two diaries in the past 24 hours in addition to going into the office earlier today, I was sorely tempted to hang a "Gone Fishing" ...
Black Kos 06/02/2015 68
A few maps show Americans' views on climate change confused. But they like renewable energy
The map shows Americans are strong backers of renewable energy. David Roberts at ...
Meteor Blades 06/02/2015 35
Megyn Kelly lays the groundwork for going soft on Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Try to control your shock: Flinty though she may be, Fox News' Megyn Kelly is not going to give Jim Bob and ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 8
Midday open thread: NTSB releases Amtrak report; flowers in the potholes protests; 0.01% taxpayers
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Facetime fools :
Meteor Blades 06/02/2015 38
Boss telling woman that 'babies need their mamas' is not discrimination, jury says
What the ever-loving hell does a company or specific boss have to do to a woman to lose a pregnancy discrimination case? A federal ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 7
Jeb Bush thinks retirement age is 65, and wants you to work until you're 70
If you missed Face the Nation on Sunday, you missed Jeb ...
Joan McCarter 06/02/2015 166
Hound Dog Taylor
When Theodore Roosevelt "Hound Dog" Taylor sat down on his battered folding chair, slipped his steel slide onto his six-fingered left hand and tore into one of his foot-stomping shuffles, ...
NCTim 06/02/2015 13
Guantánamo Bay prisoner: CIA used sexual abuse and other torture not included in Senate report
Majid Khan has been in U.S. custody since 2003. His name is Majid Khan. Born in Pakistan, he is a legal resident of the United States, having lived in Maryland and graduated from a Baltimore ...
Meteor Blades 06/02/2015 75
States find few options to deal with potential Supreme Court Obamacare decision
The Wall Street ...
Joan McCarter 06/02/2015 19
Judge upholds labor board rule bringing union representation elections into the 21st century
Here's something new: a court upholding a policy that business lobby groups say is unfairly pro-worker. The first of two legal challenges to the National Labor Relations Board's rule modernizing ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 17
Cracks Appear In America’s Two-Family Political Dynasty In Latest CNN/ORC and ABC/WaPo Polls
My takeaways from these two latest polls (and folks here who follow my comments know I’m NOT a fan of these absurdly early, extremely volatile numbers): Hillary’s experiencing some significant ...
bobswern 06/02/2015 141
High Impact Posts: June 1, 2015
jotter 06/02/2015 9
Corrosion, rust, and holes inside busy Washington D.C. bridge
Knowing that two lanes of a major bridge in the nation's capital had to be closed for emergency repairs is scary enough. ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 4
Sure, House Republicans have a secret plan for saving Obamacare subsidies
Don't be hasty, House ...
Joan McCarter 06/02/2015 33
Republicans hoping to get more than six percent of the black vote in 2016
With President Obama not on the ballot in 2016, Republicans are hoping that their candidate will be able to draw a little more of ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 70
Climate Change is a hoax but Prayer caused Texas Floods
Says Glenn Beck The conservative broadcaster said the devastating floods were God’s answer to Perry’s 2011 prayer proclamation to end a prolonged drought in Texas, reported Right Wing Watch. “...
xxdr zombiexx 06/02/2015 45
Reporters anonymously complain that Clinton campaign offers too many anonymous quotes
A group of reporters met Monday ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 290
Elizabeth Warren isn't running, but Democratic voters still have choices
Fabulous, but still not running for president. Now is the time to talk about the Democratic presidential primary as it is, without all the what ifs. Well, it's been that time for a while, but ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 124
Surveillance bill in Senate tests Mitch McConnell's leadership
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, ...
Joan McCarter 06/02/2015 55
Open thread for night owls. Anthony Russo: a whistleblower on torture who should not be forgotten
When the news first came out that the United States had tortured suspected terrorists, there were three responses: Some Americans said, good, they deserved it; some were shocked and appalled; some ...
Meteor Blades 06/01/2015 36
Cluster of medium magnitude Earthquakes off Oregon Coast along edge of Juan de Fuca Plate
Over the past 24 hours there have been 5 medium magnitude earthquakes a little over 300 miles off of the Central Oregon Coast. Three of those quakes have registered at least 5.5 magnitude, and they ...
Lefty Coaster 06/01/2015 27
America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, Explains Religious Freedom
America's Best (fundamentalist) Christian, Betty Bowers, is back to school us on religious liberty. Many of us remember her magnificent explanation of what a Bible-based marriage is. With ...
librarisingnsf 06/01/2015 12
This is Us!
Amazon has launched a new documentary series about transgender and gender non-conforming people, called This is Me . This Is Me is an online series exploring contemporary issues faced by the trans ...
rserven 06/01/2015 3
Scott Walker not looking for rape or incest exemptions in Wisconsin 20-week abortion ban
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Last fall, as he campaigned for re-election as governor of ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 48
Robert Randolph
Robert Randolph and the Family Band is an American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph. The Word is an instrumental/Sacred steel/gospel blues jam band. The supergroup ...
NCTim 06/01/2015 9
GBCW
but not just yet. As a very few of you know, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer in late 2012 and treated with radiation in 2013. The treatment appeared to have beaten the disease into ...
WisePiper 06/01/2015 401
You can't vote for Sanders
His campaign slogan in the SIT BACK AMERICA campaign. You can't -- Limit corporate and interest-group spending in campaigns. You can't -- Charge companies for carbon emissions. You can't -- ...
88kathy 06/01/2015 20
LGBT Literature: Stonewall
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
Chrislove 05/31/2015 14
Obama Declares Texas A Disaster: Prelude To Martial Law?
Late Friday, in response to a request from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, President Obama signed an order declaring Texas a disaster area . The action makes federal funds available from the Federal ...
News Corpse 05/31/2015 45
Gospel Brunch - Reed's Temple Choir
Bon appetit.
NCTim 05/31/2015 3
Norway's "Oil Fund" divests from coal w/poll
The carbon divestment campaign - known also as the "Fossil Free" or "Keep it in the ground" movement - scored a victory this week. Norway's sovereign wealth fund is going to sell off holdings in ...
AdirondackForeverWild 05/31/2015 15
Roses: Street Prophets Sunday All Day Brunch
Welcome to Sunday Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. I was very happy to see that our new home has plenty of ...
michelewln 05/31/2015 4
Sunday Morning Music
Kate Tempest - ...
danps 05/31/2015 2
Why is the Religious Right's beliefs more important than mine ?
What the heck happened to the right's views that big government is bad ? You hear them repeatedly railing against government regulations of corporations and railing against all these taxes on the ...
funtony47 05/31/2015 22
The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow
Religious exemptions to various laws and regulations have been much in the news in recent years, particularly in relation to the advance of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. But the history of ...
Frederick Clarkson 05/30/2015 21
This Week in the War on Women, May 24-30, 2015: Climate Change, No Chocolate!?! And Other Calamities
I have recently learned that climate change will be MUCH worse than previously thought: It is already affecting chocolate! That's right, the elixir that gives guys a fighting chance is already 25% ...
elenacarlena 05/30/2015 108
On the lighter side
We trans people are generally thought to have absolutely no sense of humor about ourselves. Generally, our response to someone who says that is that we are still waiting for them to say something ...
rserven 05/30/2015 6
In Longmont, CO: Gay Valedictorian gets silenced by HS principal, then outed to his parents.
Clearly, we still have a looong way to go fighting for LGBTQIA acceptance. From Boulder's Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-schools/ci_28209959/longmont-valedictorian-silenced-
ApostleOfCarlin 05/30/2015 339
Catholics for Marriage Equality and other Religious Views
Source for image: Image ...
AllenMcw 05/30/2015 15
Connecticut Pastor Of LGBT-Inclusive Church Shot In Suspected Anti-Gay Hate Crime
librarisingnsf 05/30/2015 24
Just Music, Nothing Personal
Something has always seemed strange to me about people's expectations of music, as opposed to other forms of art. When we watch a film or read a book we understand that the person or people involved ...
themeliorist 05/30/2015 4
Saturday Shuffle Mix
Have a groovy Saturday.
NCTim 05/30/2015 3
Saturday morning music
Sébastien Tellier - ...
danps 05/30/2015 1
Oakland's Mayor Schaaf hires new Crowd Control Consultant-Pepper Spray Cop
Oakland's Mayor Schaaf is seeking outside expertise to assist with the squashing of dissent, enforcing her protest curfew, and improving her popularity. Pepper Spray Cop brings a wealth of ...
potty mouth 05/29/2015 8
I Declare June 27th to be Draw Thomas The Tank Engine Day!!
Inspired by these leather-clad patriots and their masterstroke of wit and satire, I was ready to fly to Arizona, go to a mosque, and get my sacrilege on. I had my crayons all set to draw some stick ...
ThaMothership 05/29/2015 9
Squared Away
Shane Ortega ha served three combat tours...two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan...two as a marine and one in the Army...two as a woman and one as a man. Sgt. Ortega is stationed at Wheeler Army Air ...
rserven 05/29/2015 13
Federal appeals court strikes down Idaho's 20-week abortion ban
Joan McCarter 05/29/2015 23
Funk Friday - Fred Wesley
Fred Wesley is an American jazz and funk trombonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the second half of the 1970s.
NCTim 05/29/2015 9
Republican Debates-American Idol Style
There are over 20 contenders for the Republican party's nomination for POTUS. The problem is how to narrow the field to 10 in such a way that is fair and does not exclude a potentially strong ...
bernice85 05/29/2015 6
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 ...
arendt 05/28/2015 4
Hawaii State Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge To Marriage Equality Law
In September of 2013, then Governor Abercrombie of Hawaii called the state legislature into special session. They were to consider the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 and vote on the proposed ...
librarisingnsf 05/28/2015 11
Jazz - Tal Farlow
When guitarist Tal Farlow (1921 - 1998) died in July 1998, at the age of 77, he left behind an unmatched legacy of jazz guitar music. He began his career in the 1940's as a contemporary of the ...
NCTim 05/28/2015 4
GOP to argue yet another challenge to one person, one vote
In a startling move, the GOP today announced that they feel the one person one vote rule is invalid. As many know, the Supreme Court this week announced it would hear Evenwel v. Abbott. to decide ...
njhoo 05/27/2015 1
Marriage Equality Comes To Greenland; World Marriage Equality Map
Greenland's Parliament approved a marriage equality bill yesterday (unanimously). Same-sex couples can tie the knot beginning October 1, 2015. From On Top Magazine : Denmark granted Greenland ...
librarisingnsf 05/27/2015 4
Santana
F' it we'll do it live. ~ O'Reilly ~ Live Santana is sublime. I still remember being awe struck the first time I saw Carlos Santana lead his band through a night of sonic magic.
NCTim 05/27/2015 18
You Know, Just Because a Candidate is Beholden to Millionaires, That Doesn't Make it a Problem
Thanks to a political system that includes such gems as Citizens United , individual people are able to donate practically a limitless amount of money in support of virtually any politician, ...
pierre9045 05/27/2015 6
NH-Sen: Planned Parenthood & Other Goups Slam Kelly Ayotte's (R) Sham OTC Birth Control Bill
So last week, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R. NH) and Cory "Personhood" Gardner (R. CO) introduced a new over the counter birth control bill: http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2015/05/21/sen-cory-
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 18
The War on Women Continues
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/senate-republicans-return-controversial-contraception-posture?cid=eml_mra_20150526 In this article we find the radical rights newest attempt to deceive Women ...
GingerR 05/26/2015 10
The Holmes Brothers
The Holmes Brothers are an American musical trio originally from Christchurch, Virginia. Mixing sounds from blues, soul, gospel, country, and rhythm & blues, they have released twelve studio albums, ...
NCTim 05/26/2015 8
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
NV-Sen: Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Calls On Congress To Pass The Every Child Deserves A Family Act
Received this e-mail today from former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto's (D. NV) U.S. Senate campaign:
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 1
Irish (Catholic) Priest Who Came Out In January Thanks Parishioners For Accepting Him
I find the upfront and direct honesty of this Catholic priest (Father Martin Dolan) in Dublin quite refreshing. It had to take quite a bit of courage for a Catholic priest to come out as ...
librarisingnsf 05/25/2015 9
Lou Rawls
Easing into the week with Lou Rawls . Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known ...
NCTim 05/25/2015 12
Weddings For All; getting married should be as easy as having a birthday
Who wants to get married? Let's do it. Our odds of long-haul happiness will be no worse than anyone else's. We all know the claim that half of marriages conclude in divorce. True or not , I like ...
SoyBueno 05/24/2015 12
Isolated Incidents
It was an isolated incident, The circumstances rare. An unfortunate occurrence And not a cause for fear. It’s not a case of wrong or right And won’t occur again. What happened that ...
Obama Amabo 05/23/2015 2
Oklahoma and Texas Weather Extremes
As you have probably seen, Oklahoma and Texas are suffering with extreme weather with flooding, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes. The pattern of storms and flooding has been persistent for weeks ...
Funphil 05/22/2015 7
An economically feasible way to seal the southern border
Distressed by the all too obvious economic shortcomings of plans to seal the border against Mexicans desperate to be exploited by low wage employers, I took it in hand to make a shallow (very shallow)
zendogbasso 05/21/2015 14

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