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Saturday Morning Garden Blogging ~ Vol 11.13: May Musings
It's been a rough and tumble May. Temperatures up and down, no rain, but the garden persisting throughout. We even had snow in May! More garden musing shared below....
kishik 05/23/2015 49
Saturday Morning Home Repair
The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. Some here are trained professionals. Some, talented DIYers. All are welcome.
eeff 05/23/2015 12
The Duggar coverup gains momentum: Judge orders police records destroyed
"Arkansas police have destroyed the records of the investigation into Josh Duggar's alleged molestation of five underage girls, a police spokesman announced Friday, a day after the reality TV star ...
bluestatedon 05/23/2015 42
Looks Like Marriage Equality Is Coming To Ireland As Panti Bliss Calls It A Landslide
Early results in the marriage equality referendum indicate a very strong showing for the yes vote. It's looking like a celebratory mood is emerging already within the Irish gay community, although ...
librarisingnsf 05/23/2015 60
Ireland marriage vote count - follow live updates
You can follow reports of the vote count live. www.rte.ie - live Referendum and by-election counts Some truly amazing vote results even in rural areas and in working class areas. The "No" side ...
pasuburbdem1 05/23/2015 4
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 ...
JML9999 05/22/2015 23
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
I still come here, but for different reasons. My circumstances have changed, and I no longer have the time to write like I used to. I still read...but I have so little time to write. So little ...
Keith930 05/22/2015 56
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. ...
Vet63 05/22/2015 22
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, ...
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 52
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
Yep, I made that statement in a room full of regularly attending church goers. There's a theological difference between a "good person" and a "Christian" that's lost on the average person. My point ...
JDWolverton 05/22/2015 51
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 ...
librarisingnsf 05/22/2015 23
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 ...
atana 05/22/2015 24
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, ...
Sara R 05/22/2015 51
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 ...
divineorder 05/22/2015 19
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 , ...
JoanMar 05/22/2015 30
Monckton and Watts inadvertantly reveal global warming "Pause" to be clumsy fraud
The idiot climate denialist website http://wattsupwiththat.com, run by the idiot climate denialist Anthony Watts , is fond of running graphs proclaiming NO GLOBAL WARMING FOR ‘XX’ YEARS ‘X’ ...
OutOnALimb 05/22/2015 31
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 ...
rserven 05/22/2015 27
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 ...
Pakalolo 05/22/2015 67
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 ...
gchaucer2 05/22/2015 25
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 ...
Mother Mags 05/22/2015 78
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 ...
Black Kos 05/22/2015 111
Bernie Sanders blows Wolf Blitzer's mind with a simple idea ( guess it doesn't take much)
Who says Bernie Sanders can't win? If he keeps coming up with simple mind blowing ideas like he did on CNN the other day , he is going to win a lot of votes! Simple yes, mind blowing, only if you ...
tvdude 05/22/2015 336
ALEC exposed by Reporter in GA!
This diary is from the website of "Crooks and Liars" in its' entirety with their permission.
krwheaton 05/22/2015 5
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 :
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 40
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 ...
Jen Hayden 05/22/2015 40
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 ...
Mikey Weinstein 05/22/2015 6
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 ...
gjohnsit 05/22/2015 7
Politico takes a whack at Warren in a lengthy, trade-related hit piece
Politico's nothingburger story on Warren's ...
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 81
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 ...
LakeSuperior 05/22/2015 5
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 ...
kos 05/22/2015 165
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 ...
Tasini 05/22/2015 7
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.
Tasini 05/22/2015 65
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 94
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 ...
gjohnsit 05/21/2015 50
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 225
Daily Kos Labor digest
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to buy votes for his anti-worker agenda .
Laura Clawson 05/21/2015 3
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 75
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?) :
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 37
If Hillary Clinton isn't talking to reporters, who should she be listening to?
Some enterprising reporters have moved on, as New ...
Laura Clawson 05/21/2015 12
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 114
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,
Tasini 05/21/2015 161
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 ...
jwcrawley 05/21/2015 28
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.
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 40
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 ...
gjohnsit 05/20/2015 10
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 14
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 68
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 :
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 34
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 46
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 ...
gjohnsit 05/20/2015 12
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 126
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 ...
Laura Clawson 05/19/2015 3
Los Angeles city council says yes to $15 minimum wage
Los Angeles is becoming the third major American city to ...
Laura Clawson 05/19/2015 9
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 :
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 31
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 66
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. ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 249
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 ...
Tasini 05/19/2015 145
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 ...
JayRiestenberg 05/19/2015 5
New Rules
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 ...
Tasini 05/19/2015 217
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 30
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 72
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 ...
Laura Clawson 05/18/2015 100
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 ...
Laura Clawson 05/16/2015 22
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 ...
Laura Clawson 05/14/2015 1
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 ...
Laura Clawson 05/14/2015 51
Daily Kos Labor digest
Ugly, ugly union-busting in Bangladesh. Public assistance programs may look like they don't have much effect in the ...
Laura Clawson 05/12/2015 1
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) ...
Laura Clawson 05/12/2015 16
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 ...
Jeff Singer 05/11/2015 5
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 ...
Laura Clawson 05/11/2015 74
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 ...
Laura Clawson 05/09/2015 27
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 ...
Laura Clawson 05/09/2015 35

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