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|High Impact Posts: May 29, 2015||jotter||05/30/2015||2|
|Tattooed Christian rappers for Ted Cruz is a thing
He's feelin' it. Wow, I so did not need to know that a "Christian rap group" ...
|A few Key Issues, a few Key Actions -- from Bernie 2016
I knew there was a reason I liked this guy ... Why Bernie's words echo like a clarion call of times gone past, when fighting for the 'little guy', the 'average schmoe' was more than a slogan -- that ...
|Martin O'Malley announces for President and immediately hits Hillary Clinton Wall Street ties
Martin O'Malley is Hillary Clinton's second announced opponent for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. O'Malley gave the standard Democratic speech covering broad middle-...
|Cartoon: Animal Nuz #253 - Ewww Blech Barf Edition||ericlewis0||05/30/2015||47|
|Where dark money and the Christian right collide||Joan McCarter||05/30/2015||38|
|Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, L.A., Glacier Nat'l Park & Maine Meet-Up Info — Apologies?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
|In weekly address, Obama asks Senate to pass USA Freedom Act
President Obama used this week's video address to ask the Senate to quickly pass the USA Freedom Act, a revised but still controversial renewal of some of the now-expiring provisions of the ...
|Artists recreate iconic painting with landscape ravaged by oil to protest arctic exploration
The Guardian British art collective Kennard Phillipps have reimagined the bucolic US artwork ...
|Gaius Publius: “Sinking the Sanders Campaign Beneath a Wave of Silence”
|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: For the GOP, the hits keep coming
LA Times on the effort to curtail personal vaccine exemptions in CA: The vaccination debate has reached fever pitch. Legislation has passed in the state Senate that would do away with the "personal ...
|Barney Frank calls out Dennis Hastert & GOP hypocrisy with a perfect statement
|Alabama's wife-beating federal judge finally resigns
It took long enough. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller of Alabama, who last summer was arrested on charges he beat his wife in a hotel room in Atlanta, announced today that he will resign his ...
|Pixie's Puppy update: In Foster!!
Last week, I posted about a special needs puppy at the Lack Jackson, Texas, SPCA shelter. Everyone was amazingly thoughtful, helpful, and kind in getting the word about the little guy who is gonna ...
|HAWB 1801 - Alexander Hamilton and Albert Gallatin - How America Was Built
I just wanted to share something from a book written by Henry Adams in 1879, The Life of Albert Gallatin . Alexander Hamilton was our first Secretary of the Treasury, serving under George Washington.
|Global Warming Makes Me Sick(er)
I can't remember a year like this one, as bad as this one. I've been feeling wiped out since I got home from the long weekend on Tuesday. My neighborhood is enveloped in an invisible fog of grass ...
|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, ...
|Taking Sexual Assault Seriously: The Rape Kit Backlog and Human Rights
The title of this diary was the title of a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee for the Constitution that was held on May 20, 2015. The subcommittee is chaired by John Cornyn, who has been a ...
|Heat Waves, Floods, Forest Fires -- Just another Day in the Post-Industrial Neighborhood
I wonder if future generations -- assuming they survive -- will look back and call this generation: The Golden Age of Fossil Fools ...? Or perhaps the " Era of Hopeless Cynicism " will stamp this ...
|Ben Carson may be running for president, but he still gets $40,000 per speech
The news that Ben ...
|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 ...
|High Impact Posts: May 28, 2015||jotter||05/29/2015||6|
|His mind would never be more than that of a three month old.
The son of friends of my mother was six years old when I first baby sat for them. He could not sit up or control the movements of his head. He never would. He would never crawl, stand, walk, ...
|Republican judge ponders impeachment as another Obamacare lawsuit rears its ugly head
Boehner gets his day in court, and a ...
|Whoa! Look at Alaska!
Alaska sets new record for earliest day with temperatures in the 90s! Temperature in Alaska on the afternoon of May 23, 2015, based on data from NOAA's Real-time Mesoscale Unbelievable that ...
|Sunday Senate showdown over Patriot Act might kill it forever||Joan McCarter||05/29/2015||59|
|Truth's Polar Opposite Takes on Polar Ice
Chris Mooney at the Washington Post has a wonderful piece debunking a recent Forbes post by Heartland's increasingly irrelevant James Taylor. Unsurprisingly, Taylor tries to mislead readers by ...
|DOOMSDAY CLOCK Moves Up To 11:57 "current efforts are entirely insufficient" on Catastrophic Warming
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have taken the sobering step of moving their Doomsday Clock from 11:55 up to 11:57 the closest we've been to to global catastrophe since 1987 and the bad old days ...
|“The Fire This Time: Black Youth and the Spectacle of Postracial Violence,” by Henry A. Giroux
[Diarist's Note: Henry Giroux has provided the diarist with written authorization to reproduce his posts in their entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community.] [http://www.truth-out.org/...
|Real People I know in America
I recently returned from a trip to see my Mom in California -- she paid for it because my sister was coming out for a business trip. Ok, won't tell you the jeebus incredible cheap round trip cost. ...
|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 ...
|SpiritSisters: Writing In Women's Voices. New diary series
Graphic by Michelle Robinson. Used by permission of the artist. Activist women have walked many different paths, and have come from many different places and life experiences to get to where we ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/28/2015||107|
|Climate Action Hub: Farming First Toolkit Prioritizes Agriculture In Climate Change Treaty
As thousands die and roads melt in India's sweltering heat wave and reports file in predicting the imminent collapse of Antarctica's 12,000 year-...
|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 ...
|Want to know how much corporations paid US Senators to fast track the TPP bill?
Our democracy reads like an open book. What you see is what you get. You follow the money you get your answers. That's the way fast tracking of the TPP went down in the Senate. The ...
|Pennsylvania paper apologizes for Memorial Day letter calling for execution of President Obama
'Divisive rhetoric', and so on.
|The Daily Bucket - Leucistic white female Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Southeastern Wisconsin I readily admit that I am charmed by the often misunderstood Opossum. This infatuation has motivated us to set up a few HD cameras around the property, in order to record the ...
|High Impact Posts: May 27, 2015||jotter||05/28/2015||4|
|London: Hasidic Jewish Sect Bars Women Driving
Rabbis of the Hasidic Jewish sect Belz in part of north London have instructed women that they must not drive as this breaches the “the traditional rules of modesty in our camp”. A letter sent ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/28/2015||59|
|"We didn't have enough processing power for women players in our videogame"
Sydney Leroux is apparently too hard to draw.
|Lomborg's Ouija-Board Consensus Center
Investigative journalist Graham Readfearn has a post on DeSmog that takes a critical look at Lomborg's ...
|Scott Walker: On The Solution To The Probe Rape Issue
An Open Letter To Wisconsin Women Dear Women Folk It has been brought to my intention that ultrasound requirements may involve unwanted intrusion into your lady parts. We have come to a ...
|Free Solar for Low-Income Homeowners in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods & Other Energy Assistance Progs
UPDATED 5/29 This intro focuses on a specific California solar program, then below the fold is information on an extraordinarily comprehensive and up-to-date dot-org website (run by N.C. State ...
|No, Governor Walker. State Mandated Rape is not "a cool thing."
What Governor Walker and his deviant cohorts across the country are trying to explain away is rape - State Mandated Rape. And there is nothing "cool" about any of it. In an interview with ...
|Texas & Alaska Floods: El Nino & Hot Oceans Start a Year of Hellish Weather. It Will Get Worse.
There's too much heat in the oceans. Way too much heat. Hot water has surged across the equator in the Pacific and a deep pool of very hot water is building off of Mexico's west coast. Tropical ...
|Cartoon: Les Beastiables -- Jeb Bushbaby
Les Beastiables ("Les Bez"): Beasties say the darnedest things! Today's Beastiable is Jeb Bushbaby. He's a bit dangerous because he seems to have prematurely announced he is running for President, ...
|Officer admits sexually assaulting woman; charges dropped, pays $622.50 and has jail time suspended
How in the hell is this even possible ? Officer William Reese Oxendine was convicted in ...
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- This man has read the TPP, can't legally tell us the details, but says Warren's criticisms are rightLabor 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. ...249 comments 371 Recs
- This is my first "diary" here at Daily Kos. I don't know if this post is appropriate for this site. It is more a collection of musings and questions than a presentation of facts and information. I ...105 comments 160 Recs
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- 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, ...56 comments 57 Recs
- ENERGY INDEPENDENCE ! ! ! There’s a great article over at http://www.nbcnews.com/business/power-shift-energy-boom-dawning-america-1C8830306?ocid=msnhp&pos=1 extoling the virtues of the growing ...7 comments 13 Recs
- The corporate media would like you to think Bernie Sanders can't win the Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton. And they're doing their damnedest to make their own preference into a self-...294 comments 288 Recs
- If you missed David Roberts's disturbing, depressing piece Friday at Vox, it's more than worth a look. It's essential reading. Roberts, until recently one of the mainstays of the award-winning ...108 comments 180 Recs
- That's the headline in The Hill. It is datelined May 19 at 6:11 pm, but I don't see any discussion of it here. Here is the gist of Markos' argument: Obama gave a very liberal State of the Union ...643 comments 112 Recs
- UPDATE: Conservatives tapped out from bailing out bigoted pizza joint, so Progressives take up slackUPDATE: Title updated with appropriate snark. Also, for those who felt my earlier diary was too harsh/lacking in compassion for this guy, while I thought I had explained this in one of the updates, ...203 comments 255 Recs
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