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|Open thread for night owls: Fox News still making their viewers dumber. And angrier.||Hunter||05/27/2015||67|
|Senior “State Department Officials Pass Through Revolving Door, Lobby for Passage of TPP”
|The Daily & Nightly Shows
Tonight's guest on The Daily Show is Rosabeth Moss Kanter and the panelists on The Nightly Show are Jermaine Fowler , Constance Zimmer , and ...
|Top Comments: Waaaahmbulance Edition
Silly season is again arriving early heralded by a Republican parade of very serious, self-important, self-obsessed, publicly very pious and righteous, nearly all white men (seriously, folks, ...
|Jeb Bush's favorite author pens book asking rich Americans to nullify U.S. laws
Jeb Bush is a "total nerd" for Charles Murray. ThinkProgress is the latest ...
|Free Solar for Low-Income Homeowners in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods & Other Energy Assistance Progs
This starts focused on a specific California solar program, then below the fold is exploration of a nationwide dot-org website operated by N.C. State University's Clean Energy Technology ...
|Why Organized Labor Should Give Bernie Sanders Strong Primary Election Support
..by author of "Save our Unions" Steve Early | Posted: 05/27/2015 3:37 pm EDT When Steve Early first met Bernie Sanders: When I first met Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders, he was a ...
|Vander Plaats won't require 2016 Republican candidates to sign another 'Marriage Vow'
This is bad news for Rick Santorum In the wake of a 2012 Republican campaign season that did not go off as planned, the anti-LGBT religious conservative group run by noted ...
|Ending Veteran Homelessness, One Home At a Time
As someone dedicated to the issue of ending Veteran homelessness, I recommend you check out this article on Huffington Post's impact page. It discusses how Boston-based Housing Partnership Network ...
|Bookflurries-Bookchat: The Book I Didn’t Write
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. Last week at ...
|The Religious Bigotry of Rick Santorum
Now that Rick Santorum has announced that he is running for president, again, it is worth reminding ourselves that he is a coarsely obvious religious bigot. I first published this post when he was ...
|New York's State Assembly just passed a single-payer bill
Some outstanding news from Albany. Assembly passes #universalhealthcare #singlepayer #NYHealth bill!
|Jade Helm conspiracy theorists are kind of dumb. Who knew?
F-35 fighters over Texas. Because they were built there. The Boston Globe went to ...
|Nebraskan lawmakers override Gov. Pete Ricketts's veto to abolish state death penalty
|Nancy Pelosi: Represent your party
Is Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, ignoring the overwhelming majority of Democratic voters and the majority of Democratic House members who do not want to see Fast Track, also known as TPA, ...
|Activists urge officials to file civil and criminal charges against Plains All American
In breaking news, the activist organization Avaaz revealed that Plains All American CEO Greg Armstrong raked in over $5 million in compensation last year and is guaranteed $29 - $87 million in ...
|Spotlight on green news & views: Shooting a black rhino for fun; extreme rainfall; protesting Shell
Check out OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs,
|Kansas City (KS) Councilman unleashed racist, misogynistic road rage rant against teen girl
Kansas City, Kansas voters might want to re-think Chuck Stites recent election to office. A 17-year-old Kansas teen is claiming Kansas City, Kansas Councilman Chuck Stites unleashed a racist, ...
|Jeb Bush’s 4 percent fraud
There's an old Monty Python sketch in which a "Face the Press" interviewer grills the Minister for Home Affairs: "You claimed that you would build 88,000 million, billion houses a year in the ...
|Hey, Washington...Hands Off Medicare!! Hands Off My Income!!
OK, in light of the rotten proposal about Trade Adjustment Assistance being paid for by extending the Sequester cuts to Medicare payments into the second half of 2024, I have got to speak up! This ...
|King v. Burwell: How many people would lose tax credits in YOUR state, county or zip code??
Whenever I post about King v. Burwell, I have a tendency to lump all 34 states together into collective numbers ( around 6.5 million losing their tax credits , plus another couple million being ...
|Nebraska abolishes the death penalty
The legislature [http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nebraskas-death-penalty-repealed-veto-override-n365456 overrode the governor's veto]. Nebraska became the first conservative state in more than ...
|I Still Work With Cops
||Simul Iustus et Peccator||05/27/2015||57|
|Insurance company overhead costs explode under Obamacare
|ExxonMobil says mankind has 'enormous capacity to deal with adversity' caused by climate change
'Gentlemen: To evil.' ExxonMobil has a plan to deal ...
It was announced today that the Attorney General of the United States was bringing indictments against several high ranking officials at FIFA, the governing body of the World Cup for corruption and ...
|Halliburton fined $7,000 for fracking site explosion that killed 1 and injured 2 in Colorado
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Halliburton seven whole thousand dollars for the safety violations that lead to the death of one worker at one of ...
|A Rant: We will go after FIFA but what about big banks?
This is more of a rant than a diary of any substance but am I the only one that is outraged over the fact that the US Department of Justice has brought a whole lot of resources to bear on corruption ...
|Former Arkansas Trooper: Jim Bob Duggar lying, only told him about one incident with one girl
Is a larger investigation on the way? Looks like the Duggar situation isn't going away any time soon. In an interview ...
|Anti-Hillary stunt backfires on Carly Fiorina
Carly Fiorina Carly Fiorina hoped ...
|Rand Paul joins Leadership Institute, vows to free American colleges from 'the clutches of the left'
It looks like Rand Paul's campaign advisers have ...
|France passed law making rooftop solar or gardens mandatory on new commercial buildings
Two months ago, France passed a law that requires the rooftops of new commercial buildings to be partially (at least) covered by solar panels or plants. The law, passed back in March, was a ...
|Get Ready to Call 'Em Out On the TPP!
So, on May 22, the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) (“Fast Track”) Bill passed the Senate 62 – 37, with 14 Democrats defecting to the pro-Fast TracK/Trade-Pacific Partnership (TPP) forces. ...
|Jeb Bush gets all the Pinocchios for ISIS statements
Jeb Bush has tried valiantly to shake off his disastrous Iraq statements, including a lame ...
|Intense Precipitation Events on Rise in USA - Predicted by Climate Models in 2007 IPCC Report
That graphic from Climate Central shows the top fifty cities in the United States with the largest percentage increase in intense rain events (comparing the decade 1950-1959 to the ...
|Midday open thread: Drug cartel builds CCTV network; 'clickbait' enters dictionary; microbead ban
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Reasonable measures :
|Happy update on the NY elementary kids forced to sit out the school carnival due to poverty
|A fix for King v. Burwell
I originally posted this idea as a comment on this diary . But I think the idea should be ...
|Texas oil tycoon: We aren't having more earthquakes, just better earthquake detection
Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes? Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens, who made his fortune in ...
|A tale of two boys killed last August: Michael Brown (18) and Khalil Al-Anati (11)
This was first published on my blog back in August 6, 2014 Michael Brown, 18 was killed Saturday, in St. Louis, apparently shot by a bullet from a police officer’s gun. The FBI will investigate ...
|Administration puts pressure on Senate to save some form of NSA collection program
The White House is increasing pressure on the Senate ...
|Smoking gun shows that PG&E could have and should have prevented the San Bruno explosion
Eight people died as a result of the very preventable pipeline explosion in September 2010 Years before the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight people, engineers knew that there ...
|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 ...
|New York City housing workers told to wear vests to protect themselves from New York City Police
Now, in the middle of the afternoon, people will be able to see you when the sun shines on you The NY Post ran a story a couple of days ago about how ...
|Big media's sneering, dismissive coverage of Bernie Sanders is a plague on democracy
The media are more interested in ...
|Elizabeth Warren: Stand up and say you're mad as hell and you won't take it anymore! (VIDEO)
Stand up and say you're mad as hell and you won't take it anymore! Elizabeth Warren was a guest speaker this week at The Code Conference —"where top industry influencers in ...
|High Impact Posts: May 26, 2015||jotter||05/27/2015||5|
|An Other Feminism: a review of Hilary Klein's book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories"
By Charlotte Maria Sáenz May 27, ...
|The shocking truth about the two Chicago Police officers posing in this horrendous photo
Chicago Police Officers Jerome Finnigan and Timothy McDermott The Chicago Police ...
|Immigration activists vow Republicans will rue anti-immigration court ruling||Joan McCarter||05/27/2015||33|
|Community Quilt for Gordon20024, Round 2
Cedwyn's quilt at her memorial celebration this past Saturday, in Portland, OR Gordon20024 has a cancerous mass on his neck. It will be removed this Thursday --
|Comfort Makes Me Right: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
Copper, cotton and fool's gold beaten into mash, shoveled down maws of metal monkeys, greater than the sum of ribs, thumbs, and vertebrae. Acid leak squeals spray from split purple lips. Road ...
|Wagons (Photos): Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
|High Impact Posts: May 25, 2015||jotter||05/26/2015||8|
|My Buddhism Comes Out Of The Closet
On April 27 my life changed forever with a seizure and following that: the diagnosis of brain cancer. I am beginning full spectrum treatment on Thursday the 28th with radiation, chemo, and cannabis.
|Meditation-Waking Up Now
It is only human for us to think we will find happiness someplace “out there.” We think, “If I could just get the right job, then I could be happy,” or “If I just had someone to love me, ...
|Street Prophets Coffee Hour: Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. - ...
|Joseph Smith's Forty Wives - Thoughts on Organized Religion
In November of 2014, the Mormon Church officially admitted that its founder, Joseph Smith, had forty wives. While the polygamy of Mormon leader Brigham Young had long been acknowledged, founder and ...
|High Impact Posts: May 24, 2015||jotter||05/25/2015||4|
|History 101: "Globists Cannot be Christians"
Within the overall Christian community, there continues to be waged the debate over who is really a Christian and who is not. For many, this is a debate about belief: belief in the Bible rather than ...
|Thank You to my Family Who Served Their Country
On this Memorial Day I am remembering the members of my immediate family who served in the Armed Forces.
|Young People's Pavilion: Bedtime For Chickies
"To write a good young picture book ... You have to write with all the skill of an adult who understands words, rhythm, rhyme, character, and story and all the heart and soul of a child who ...
|The Book Bear||05/24/2015||1|
|D'var Torah: Shavuot and the Book of Ruth
The five scrolls or megillot, The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations, are read during the year on different holidays. Ruth, my subject here, is read on Shavuot . This is ...
|Eternal Life: Pros and Cons - Would Heaven Be All It's Cracked Up to Be?
I was sitting on the couch channel-surfing with my mom one afternoon when she stopped on Long Island Medium , a self-professed psychic who supposedly puts the living in contact with the dead. ...
|Week's High Impact Posts: May 16-22, 2015||jotter||05/24/2015||6|
|High Impact Posts: May 23, 2015||jotter||05/24/2015||4|
|Creative Explosion: Street Prophets Sunday All Day Brunch (Art Diary)
Welcome to Sunday All Day 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. It has been a while since I felt like doing art. ...
|DKos Sangha - Weekly Open Thread
Good morning! Welcome to the DKos Sangha weekly open thread. This is an open thread for members of the DKos Sangha and others who are interested in discussions concerning how we integrate our ...
|Marriage Equality Opponents and their ludicrous claim about the 1st Amendment
Marriage Equality Opponents: the 1st Amendment does *not* give you the right to break the law! They constantly try to make themselves the victim because they are not allowed to force their ...
|Can Josh Duggar Really be Forgiven?
As I wrote in my last diary, the Huckster has been making news regarding Josh Duggar’s molestations by 1.) Defending Josh and seemingly ignoring the victims of Josh’s crime and 2.) Claiming that ...
|Books So Bad They're Good: A Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Summer in Badbookistan
'Tis summer, and time for a middle aged woman's fancies to turn to thoughts of bad books. Not only bad books, of course. I picked up several excellent books at Kalamazoo last week, two of which I'...
|Is Anyone Out There? Street Prophets Saturday
The vastness of the universe with millions, perhaps billions, of suns with planets circling them, is almost beyond the imaginations of many people. Contemplating the universe and the many ...
|New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says swear words
'And furthermore ...' Ah, the political roast. Those glorious annual events in which politicians and the press get together and say terrible but perfectly true things ...
|High Impact Posts: May 22, 2015||jotter||05/23/2015||7|
|Teachers' Lounge: Jobs, interviewing for one, getting one
There are academic jobs out there, full-time ones even, and both temporary and tenure track ones. It is challenging to get one, but not impossible. Of course the competition is very fierce, and ...
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