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|Those guys who boosted the 'surge' in Iraq? They're eager to do it again
|'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 ...
|Hellraisers Journal: The Appeal to Reason Covers the Show-Down Between John D Jr & Frank P Walsh
|Phyllis Schlafly bemoans that today's immigrants aren't white enough to her liking
Phyllis Schlafly has always been a racist right wing jackass, but at least she's honest about it.
|Climate change conferences sponsored by fossil fuel interests.
|artificial sovereignty for artificial islands: is the internet like an ocean
Unlike the island-hopping campaigns in World War II, more nuanced conflicts will occur in the South China Sea, no different than recent cyber-attacks especially if the processes of the Law ...
|It Took Years..
Yes, it took years to finally "prosecute" a corporation...well, make them pay a "fee" for the cost of doing business. Today, the second announcement that pharmaceutical giant Teva will finally ...
|His mind would never be more than that of a three month old.
|Blackout Congress by Fight for the Future
BREAKING: 10,000 websites are blacking out access from Congress' IPs, redirecting to protest http://t.co/lPUvoCijXj pic.twitter.com/rUt2TA3ygL — Fight for the Future (@fightfortheftr) May 29, ...
|Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Angle of Repose Friday"
It's "Angle of Repose Friday" on The After Show You know, the angle in which a granular substance stays in place on a slope. Makes sense to us. The New York Housing Authority is forcing city ...
|Maryland (D) Rep John Delaney Thinks of Anti-TPP as "Tea Party of the Left"
Maryland Democrat John Delaney took to the Washington Post yesterday to make the argument that Democrats who are providing a "loud voice" on issues ...
|The Real Reason Hillary is a Prohibitive Favorite in 2016
"The Chinese have this great saying that women hold up half the sky. So if you are holding up half the sky, you ...
|Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, L.A., Glacier Nat'l Park & Maine Meet-Up Info — Your Eyes?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
|Media Fails To Report That Hillary Clinton Is Crushing Every GOP Candidate In New Poll
The 2016 election season continues to heat up with most of the action on the Republican side of the field. The GOP Clown Car is filling up with with two new entries, Rick Santorum and George Pataki, ...
|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 ...
|PTSD, Politics and Pot
I am not a veteran, but I can think of few people that deserve our collective respect & support more than those that have actively risked their lives in the interest of our country. I often wish ...
|I ♥ Democratic Socialism: I wish Kurt Vonnegut were around to vote for Bernie Sanders
Come let us fart around and celebrate our anywhere Saints. We may not win our quest for a new day in American politics and in our world. In fact, by experience we have learned that we probably won't.
|“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/...
|Comedy classic game: Can you find one?
The other night I wrote a diary asking everyone to list their favorite childhood 45, one in which they wore out the needle on. A lot of people wrote in the comments section and shared their ...
|Overnight News Digest -- "Perhaps Repubs Just Need More Sleep" Edition||rfall||05/28/2015||14|
|Open thread for night owls: Too many of the people in Washington do not rep those who elected them
Blast from the Past . At Daily Kos on this date in 2014 — Texas legislature gives 1.5 million poor residents the finger :It's not enough just to ...
|UPDATED: The Luis Lang Saga: THE INTERVIEW
|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 ...
|Distraction: Ever wonder about "Crane Form Kung Fu"?
It came from cranes. No....really. A crane has, for whatever reason, fallen into a tiger's den at a zoo and cannot get out. There are 3 tigers, quite interested in the bird. The crane is maybe ...
|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 ...
|What could make the potential King v. Burwell fallout even worse? One word: "Retroactive"
Yeah, I know, two King v Burwell posts in a single day...but we're ramping up to the big decision announcement and it's important that people know ALL of the potential ramifications, even the ...
|King v. Burwell: The Glengarry Glen Ross Connection
Reading this story by Sarah Ferris at The Hill reminded me of the closing scene from Glengarry Glen Ross (starting at around 2:50 in): WILLIAMSON: Where have you been, Shelly? Bruce and Harriet ...
|Actually, jumping the shark sounds kind of bad ass
It's hard to watch porn when you've lived the life I've lived because I just keep thinking "DON'T DO THAT IN HEELS YOU'LL POP THE AIR MATTRESS" If Miracle Whip were really miraculous it would be ...
|The Evening Blues - 5-28-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/28/15: Vintage Photographs
Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share part of the evening around a virtual kitchen table with kossacks who are caring and supportive of one another. So bring ...
|Pam from Calif||05/28/2015||125|
|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||106|
|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-...
|Amy Schumer Crashes Women's Policy Institute Website By Redirecting Unexpected Visitors
Amy Schumer has spent this season taking on basic ideas of what it means to be a successful comedian. While many of her episodes ...
|Bill O'Reilly: Simpletons responsible for liberals catching up to conservatives
|Progressive Candidate For Congress Fights to Put the Second Amendment in its Place . . . and Wins.
Candidate for Congress, Mayor Nancy Rotering (D-Highland Park, IL), seen supporting a local food pantry last Winter Send $3 for Nancy. Halleluiah! Progressive Democrat Nancy ...
|When Does It End?
"Sit down you are shaking." This was from a lady going on 75 who was helping me to pack for our move. Right now I am so tired that my whole body is shaking. It is bad enough being forced to move ...
|Income inequality reflected in mental health statistics, according to new study
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control— Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009–2013 —confirms what common sense and the experts have long told us: The ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Abraham Lincoln: the bond of human sympathy should unite all working people.
My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: "We must be together; our masters are joined together ...
|The Economics Of Being Poor
Being a Working-class citizen isn't an easy life in America. A country full with pride, we take for granted those that work for minimum-wage or maybe even just over minimum. We all see them every ...
|The Indomitable Bernie Sanders
Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders is a determined man.
|Is Progressivism in the Eye of the Beholder?
Thomas Palley recently blogged a post that was cross-posted at Naked Capitalism where I read it. In it, he discussed the question of whether Hillary Clinton's apparent intention to run as a ...
|New York's State Assembly just passed a single-payer bill
Some outstanding news from Albany. Assembly passes #universalhealthcare #singlepayer #NYHealth bill!
|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 ...
|“Documentary on ZERSETZEN – Spies, Lies, Threats”
Zersetzen was developed by the former East German secret police (the STASI ) to persecute dissidents. Today some of our own Spy Agencies (including Canada’s CSIS and the UK’s MI5 / MI6) are ...
|Hellraisers Journal: The Broad Ax on the Chicago Teamsters Strike: Murder and Lawlessness Continues
My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: "We must be together; our masters are joined ...
|Memorial Day: Honoring Soldiers Who Were Driven by Core American Values
On this Memorial Day, I'm grateful that Barack Obama is in the White House and that our great nation has not entered into another unnecessary, life-and-freedom-crushing war. Knowing that integrity ...
|A Back-Azimuth on Iraq II
It's been more than a decade now that George W. Bush's neocons initiated the regime-change "war of choice" in Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein from power. One by-product is that there are now some books ...
|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 --
|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 ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Robert Uhlich, Leader of Trinidad Coal Miners Acquitted of Murder in Colorado
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
|5 mo. later, true implications of King v. Burwell FINALLY starting to sink into skulls of GOP admins
Some Guy, early December: In other words, every one of the following states --along with the other 2 dozen not already running their own exchanges-- should be running, not walking towards at least ...
|Hey, guess what finally hit 12.5 million?
Last week, I noted that the number of ACA exchange-based QHP selections has officially passed the 12 million mark nationally. I also mentioned that: Of course, when you throw in the missing tax ...
|Yoga teacher wants affordable health care
Today's New York Post ran an oped by Gabrielle Gray who is complaining that she cannot afford health insurance now that she chose to leave her corporate job to be a yoga teacher: ObamaCare has hit ...
|Gaius Publius: “Hillary, TPP, the World of Money, and the Center for American Progress”
[ Diarist's Note: Gaius Publius has provided written authorization to the diarist to republish their work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community. On a related topic, and of ...
|The Family Home - A State of the Union Address
A hypothetical: You are invited to a new friend's home for the first time. As you drive up, you see a large imposing gate with a guard house & three guards armed with assault weapons. They check ...
|@chinahand connects decades-long string of dots
Peter Lee, (chinamatters.blobspot.com or @chinahand) currently connects up a long string of dots all the way from back in the Yugoslav War (1989) to the current problems in sorting out the ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Mary R. Alspaugh: "The United Mine Workers of Colorado are starving today."
The capitalist class is always on strike against the working class. -Mary R Alspaugh ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Tuesday May 25, 1915 From ...
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