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|Saturday Morning Garden Blogging ~ Vol 11.13: May Musings
|Saturday Morning Home Repair
|The Duggar coverup gains momentum: Judge orders police records destroyed
|Looks Like Marriage Equality Is Coming To Ireland As Panti Bliss Calls It A Landslide
|Ireland marriage vote count - follow live updates
|Overnight News Digest 05/22/2015
OND Editors OND is a community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around the world, sometimes coupled with a daily theme, original research or commentary. Editors of OND ...
|Tonight's TPP Silver Lining
The Senate voted tonight on TPP and it turned out better than some had expected: “I'm absolutely happy, because no country should get in with that designation,” [Sherrod] Brown said. “I'll be ...
|We Shall Overcome||05/22/2015||66|
|I used to post here often, but not so much anymore
|Evil looks like this
A Christian friend sent me this picture; He will supply his name if asked. The other pictures Are unbelievable. He thinks we should send troops back to Iraq and Syria to stop these obscenities. ...
|Open thread for night owls. OECD: Growing global inequality gap 'has reached a tipping point'
Nadia Prupis at Common Dreams, writes Growing Global Inequality Gap 'Has Reached a Tipping Point' : With the gap between the rich and poor growing worldwide, ...
|Top comments: Placeholder edition
Um, so apparently no one was scheduled for tonight. Consider this an open thread while your TC team throws the rest together.
|Tara the Antisocial Social Worker||05/22/2015||95|
|I Became a Better Person After I Stopped Going to Church
|Senate Passes Fast-Track Bill 62-37. Which 14 Dems Voted Yes?
The Senate just voted to pass Trade Promotion Authority (fast-track) ...
|Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees||05/22/2015||19|
|Louisiana Senator Lambasts Gov Jindal For Anti-Gay Executive Order In An Awesome Floor Speech
A Louisiana state senator took to the state senate floor to rake Governor Bobby Jindal over the coals for issuing the executive order after the 'license to discriminate' legislation failed in ...
|Ceres: spots' spectrum similar to ice
The famous spots, imaged on May 16 from a distance of 7,200 kilometers. Pixels in this image are 700 meters wide. Christopher Russell, principal investigator for the Dawn Mission, says the ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing, May 22, 2015: Remembering Gallery K
I used to live in Washington, DC -- it seems a couple lifetimes ago, now. Washington can be pretty boring because so many people are rather full of themselves. And I worked with lots of lawyers, ...
|Breaking: Repubs, Dems, Lobbyists Win 60 Votes, Fast Track Advance
Just saw Senate voting on Motion to Advance on CSpan, Durbin a no, but next two brought vote to 60. Not sure how many are Dems, vote is continuing. Damn. How does this continue to happen, and ...
|Obamacare Saves Sight, Obamacare Saves Lives. StDD~ Week 39
Daily Kos' own ObamaCare guru, Brainwrap, has recently highlighted the story of Luis Lang in a number of posts here , here , here , ...
|Monckton and Watts inadvertantly reveal global warming "Pause" to be clumsy fraud
|Tough Times in the Hate Business
I guess when you run a hate organization, you have to keep the perceived horrors involving what you hate in the news in order to keep those donations rolling in. I mean, the hate don't pay for ...
|A switch was flipped and now southern Antarctic glaciers are rapidly melting.
Scientists have discovered that the ice shelves of South Antarctica, located in the Bellingshausen sea , are in rapid melt. This new study follows reports that the remnants of Larsen B should ...
|Update: Ireland: Historic Vote Today on Marriage Equality -- Polls closed. Counting tomorrow.
Update: h/t tapu dali Vote counting starts tomorrow IPT (Irish Pub Time). Update 2: Caution!!! Auto video at the start but can be quickly turned off. Polls closed/historic vote. Nice tweets ...
|Sheriff Arpaio files motion to remove judge from his contempt hearing
I'm shocked! Shocked! Joe Arpaio is attempting to "manipulate the judicial system" Oh, gawd. This is breaking this morning in Phoenix: lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Marijuana - The Playing Field is not Level Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar I don't smoke. I have never lit up a joint in my life. But I know a lot about the good ol' Mary Jane . I can ...
|Bernie Sanders blows Wolf Blitzer's mind with a simple idea ( guess it doesn't take much)
|ALEC exposed by Reporter in GA!
This diary is from the website of "Crooks and Liars" in its' entirety with their permission.
|Midday open thread: Huckabee backs Ten Commandments BS; DNI keeps bin Laden porn to itself
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love :
|The Irish win the internet as thousands head #HomeToVote for equality
Naomi O'Leary captures the scene on a flight #HomeToVote The Irish are headed to the polls today for a nationwide vote on same-sex marriage and thousands of Irish citizens have gone to ...
|The Taliban in Our Midst
[Mikey Weinstein]: This guest Op-Ed from my dear friend, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) Advisory Board member, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff Lawrence ...
|So what is the GOP strategy for Iraq?
Republican candidates have decided to use the recent setbacks against ISIS as a winning issue in the 2016 election, and it seems to be working. A poll from October shows a majority of ...
|Politico takes a whack at Warren in a lengthy, trade-related hit piece
Politico's nothingburger story on Warren's ...
|USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revises U.S. Wind Energy Potential Map in All 50 States
The U.S. Department of Energy revises wind energy potential map for the entire U.S. and which shows the areas of the United States evaluated with increased (or new) wind energy potential with ...
|Yup, Clinton can tell the Beltway media to go to hell
Heavens! Is that Hillary with some "everyday Americans"? BLASPHEMY! The same day I lauded ...
|Inequality Globally At Record Highs: OECD (Alert: POTUS/Chipolte Eaters...This Is Why TPP Is Wrong)
Sometimes, you just got to connect the dots--even when the stuff is so obvious and screams out with the truth. In this case, some evidence on why these so-called "free trade" agreements are so ...
|The Fast Track 13 Traitors: Picture Eye Candy Of Senate Democrats Who Voted To Screw Workers
This is a picture I'd turn into a "Wanted" poster, maybe circulate in every election district in the 13 states represented by these folks. It says it all--thanks to the AFL-CIO.
|Open thread for night owls. Democracy Now interviews Matt Taibbi on confessed bank crooks
Matt Taibbi Amy Goodman interviewed Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi on the news that the five banks—Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of ...
|Kansas finds new way to punish the poor
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised to be able to balance the state budget by cutting taxes for the wealthy. That didn't work out. So to help cover the budget gap he has decided to punish the ...
|Bernie Sanders will make his presidential run official Tuesday
Bernie poses for a selfie with a supporter in Manchester, NH, May 2. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make his presidential primary campaign official Tuesday, May 26, with a public kick-off on the shores ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to buy votes for his anti-worker agenda .
|Jeb Bush is partly right. Somebody is definitely 'intellectually arrogant' about climate change
That arrogance does not, however, come from the scientists behind the 97 percent of peer-reviewed papers that say civilization's emissions of greenhouse gases are driving climate change. Nor from ...
|Midday open thread: Foxagandists say Obama wrong to call climate change nat'l security threat
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?) :
|If Hillary Clinton isn't talking to reporters, who should she be listening to?
Some enterprising reporters have moved on, as New ...
|Surprise! Company whose pipeline burst in Santa Barbara has extensive record of safety violations
A section of Refugio State Beach tainted by oil from burst pipe. Since 2006, the U.S. Pipeline and ...
|BREAKING: Fast Track PROCEEDS In Senate, No Thanks To Some Democrats
The Senate has voted to proceed to debating fast track, which essentially ensures its eventual passage. The vote is still taking place but with 60 votes needed to invoke cloture and pass the motion,
|PPACA woes; Insurers can kill Obamacare
Horrible Insurance Provider: www.CareSource.com So, this is how Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) will be demolished: I have CareSource health/dental/vision silver plan. I ...
|Study: BP oil blowout at fault for Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths. The petroleum giant says nah
Dead dolphin stranded on the Port Fourchon Louisiana coastline in July 2012 following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
|Right-Wing Mythology: How Obummer Lost Iraq
Right-wing articles are very entertaining. Did you know that we won the Iraq War? I didn't. At least Bush won Iraq before Obama lost Iraq. I've discovered from reading right-wing sources ...
|Spotlight on green news & views: Fracking wastewater used on crops; Shell plans for change of 4°+
Check out the saga of the green heron hunting for lunch Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention ...
|McDonald's can't ignore worker protests before shareholder meeting||Laura Clawson||05/20/2015||13|
|Climate takes up half Obama's commencement address to Coast Guard cadets, with some Arctic irony
Climate change dominated President Obama's commencement address to the Coast Guard graduating class Wednesday. President ...
|Midday open thread: Tech companies oppose TPP; bin Laden's bookshelf; Obama tweets, racism ensues
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Biker Lives Matter :
|As fast-track trade bill heads for Senate cloture vote, House outcome could be up to Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi could be key in the fight over fast-track trade legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
|GOP candidates running for Dubya's Third Term
Even before the Fall of Ramadi the GOP presidential candidates were foaming-at-the-mouth war hawks. It'll only get worse . The message itself is coming through clearly—at the “summit” of ...
|Open thread for night owls: Bernie Sanders has a plan: Tax Wall Street and make college free
John Nichols at The Nation writes Bernie Sanders Has a Plan: Tax Wall Street and Make College Free : Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders keeps bending the rules of Senate ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest
Five ways to help nail salon workers. Better than swearing off manicures now while the subject is on your mind, then slinking ...
|Los Angeles city council says yes to $15 minimum wage
Los Angeles is becoming the third major American city to ...
|Midday open thread: Int'l flag of Earth; man admits plot against NY Muslims; O'Reilly denies abuse
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is The Great Hall of Iraq Whoppers :
|Texas Gov. Greg Abbott does industry's bidding and signs state ban on local fracking bans
Two women await the results of a referendum banning fracking in Denton, Texas, last November. The city's ...
|This man has read the TPP, can't legally tell us the details, but says Warren's criticisms are right
Labor organizations oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade deal in a rally outside of the Capitol in May 2014. His name is Michael Wessel. He has served on the U.S. ...
|POTUS, Are We "Making This Stuff Up" On TPP When THIS Happens? Are You OK When Americans Get Sick?
I've previously written that the president is a coward, hiding behind Nike and a whole host of other corporate sponsors in his pitch to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership. Probably the lowest he's ...
|Pfizer Drop ALEC: We are 200 signatures away from 100,000!
Today, Common Cause, Sierra Club, Forecast The Facts, the American Federation of Teachers, and AFSCME are delivering petitions ...
Some of the biggest banks in the world are expected to plead guilty to felonies this week. Felonies! They are scandalous crimes, too: fraud and antitrust violations. Finally, America will see ...
|Leo W Gerard||05/19/2015||11|
|TPP: Insider Says Elizabeth Warren (& Bernie Sanders) Right On Secrecy And How Bad The Deal Is
From inside the belly of the beast on trade comes an illuminating view on the secrecy around the Trans Pacific Partnership. From an insider. Who knows. And he says: Sens. Warren and Sanders, and a ...
|Sen. Whitehouse gives his 100th climate change speech. More senators should emulate him
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island gave his 20-minute pilot floor speech on climate change in October 2011. But he began his weekly series with a climate change speech in April 2012. Since ...
|Open thread for night owls: Ending distribution of some military matériel to local cops is a start
Colleen Curry at Vice writes about the news Monday that President Obama ...
|Four workers dead, 11 safety violations ... and a $99,000 fine?||Laura Clawson||05/18/2015||70|
|Scott Walker stands by firing American workers as his top foreign policy idea
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Scott Walker got a little bit of side-eye from ...
|This week in the war on workers: Happy graduation, kids. How screwed are you?
The good news is that recent high school and college graduates looking for work aren't as screwed ...
|Democrat Baron Hill dives into the Indiana Senate race||Jeff Singer||05/15/2015||5|
|Daily Kos Labor digest
How can you get an ethical manicure? Support worker organizing. The fight for a $15 minimum wage changes another major company. Facebook ...
|How 1.7 million average American families don't equal six Waltons
The AFL-CIO has released its executive paywatch, with a section looking at inequality, Walmart style. And boy, Walmart's inequality is extremely unequal. A Walmart worker would need ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest
Ugly, ugly union-busting in Bangladesh. Public assistance programs may look like they don't have much effect in the ...
|Voters want overtime pay expanded. By a lot.||Laura Clawson||05/12/2015||32|
|Wisconsin budget woes can't be helping Scott Walker's 2016 hopes
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) ...
|Another Indiana Democrat will challenge a weakened Mike Pence
Newly-minted Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karen Tallian While John Gregg came unexpectedly close to beating Republican Gov. Mike Pence in 2012, plenty of ...
|New York manicurists to get emergency protections against wage theft, hazardous chemicals
Talk about journalism with an immediate impact. Last week's New York Times investigation of labor law violations and unhealthy working conditions for manicurists in the city's nail salons has ...
|Meet the Republican Senate candidate that Indiana Democrats want to face||Jeff Singer||05/10/2015||3|
|This week in the war on workers: Where the U.S. ranks on minimum wage—and where it could
You see that first red bar for the U.S. and you think "that's not so bad," and then you realize that's only if the minimum wage is ...
|Where do the presidential candidates stand on paid sick leave?
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) is a real national leader on paid sick leave. (But not in a ...
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