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No it's not a Renaissance, it's the potato-Baroque
Given the rise in seven course Irish meals, proper Polish vodkas and the displacement of fries at Burger King by free-range chicken fries, we have proceeded past the maniera/ counter-maniera of ...
annieli 05/06/2015 1
The Daily Bucket - Lake Chabot Herons, Chickadee fledges
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 05/06/2015 2
WE NEED AN OFFICIAL DATABASE FOR DEATHS INVOLVING LAW ENFORCEMENT
We all have seen the rise of deaths occurring at the hands of the police. All to often the excuse used by the police is that they feared for their life. These statements are hard to refute ...
grgcatfish 05/06/2015 1
Racism as Internet Filter
I did it again. I took the bait. An old (and older) acquaintance on a mutual friend's thread commented the usual racist garbage about the protesters in Baltimore (Why do they burn their own stuff? ...
Darwinita 05/06/2015 1
Freedom is on the March... in Puerto Rico!
Puerto Rico’s governor signs decree to authorize medical marijuana Puerto Rico’s Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has authorized the use of marijuana for medicinal use, in a surprise move after ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/06/2015 1
It's on!
Just heard through the grapevine that Leanne Townsend has just been hired to help Hilary in Alabama. I am so excited to be on that bandwagon! Leeanne, for those who don't know, has rocked Alabama ...
alabamaliberal 05/06/2015 4
Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
It's Wednesday! That's Joan McCarter day! What more could you ask for? Don't answer that, because I don't have anything else to offer. Let's just say that's plenty, and leave it at that! Though ...
David Waldman 05/06/2015 1
Meanwhile, across the Pond, Bernie's brother Larry
Larry Sanders is the Green Party candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon. http://oxfordstudent.com/2015/05/04/oxford-west-and-abingdon-larry-sanders-green-party/ Larry Sanders, who holds dual ...
aaraujo 05/06/2015 6
Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Headlines You Won't Read Today Quiet, uneventful day ahead for planet In exclusive agreement, book by controversial Democratic campaign operative questioning ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/06/2015 47
Missouri Republicans Are Waging a War Against the Poor, And They Are Winning As Veto Override Occurs
Chris Reeves 05/06/2015 9
Charged for Being Poor: The High Cost of ATM Fees Charged to Public Benefits Recipients
“I'm spending money I desperately need on fees instead of diapers, my kid's allergy medicine, toilet paper… Sure, I can go elsewhere and avoid fees, but then I'd be out the cost of gas or the ...
aluquetta 05/06/2015 9
Against All Odds, and Victorious
On this day in Labor History the year was 1937. That was the year that 400 black women who worked as tobacco stemmers walked off the job at I.N. Vaughn and Company in Richmond, VA. The tobacco ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/06/2015 1
Abstinence-Only TX High School Hit With Chlamydia
BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! From the Huffington Post (emphasis mine)... An outbreak of chlamydia at a high school in Texas has forced administrators there to send a warning note home to parents. ...
jawillie 05/06/2015 13
Anchorage AK voters trounce Koch-backed homophobe, elect Democratic mayor
This from the Anchorage Daily News: Ethan Berkowitz surged to a decisive win over opponent Amy Demboski in the Anchorage mayoral runoff election Tuesday night. With 98 percent of the vote counted,
Old Redneck 05/06/2015 9
12 Million forest trees died last year in California and more almond trees got planted
As different as agricultural trees are from the forest, the California drought is devastating to the entire ecosystem with varying effects relative to the state's economy. The areas that will feel ...
annieli 05/06/2015 15
GOP budget is a clear message ...
GOP’s Senate budget (rec'd via email): - slashes programs for K-12 education - cuts Pell Grants that help low-income students attend college - repeals the Affordable Care Act - ...
moochie 05/05/2015 7
IAN:5-6-15
As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group ...
broths 05/05/2015 23
Just Another Poll: Imagine, If You Will...
So earlier today I posted a bit of a tragicomic poll , meant to bring people to grips with some dark thoughts. So to bring things full circle, I thought I would try one more thought experiment. ...
pierre9045 05/05/2015 6
Overnight News Digest: "Miami 2017" Edition
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest (OND) for Tuesday, May 05, 2015. OND is a regular community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around ...
wader 05/05/2015 43
Walmart Officials Apologize For Refusing To Write "Gay" On Cake For Gay/Straight Prom Couple
Anthony Martinez and Jacob Lescenski are the gay/straight couple from Nevada that went to their high school prom together. Anthony and Jacob are best friends. Apparently, Anthony's aunt was ...
librarisingnsf 05/05/2015 14
The left just won Alberta's provincial legislature—for the first time in 85 years
The interactive map above shows which party was leading just after 11 PM EST and ...
Stephen Wolf 05/05/2015 93
Making Sense of Freddie Gray, A Legal perspective
Lots going around in media circles and social speculations regarding the death of Mr. Gray, which is not 'unfortunate' because it is a case of murder. Legally speaking. Despite not knowing many ...
kellyb2 05/05/2015 7
Kaua'i official to Syngenta: Don't spray our schools with pesticides banned in your country
Kaua'i Councilmember (and former Hawai'i state Environmental Quality Chair) Gary Hooser traveled to Switzerland to speak at the Syngenta shareholders meeting. He said: I'm from the island of ...
Karen from Maui 05/05/2015 10
FOLLOW-UP: Gosh, turns out the ACA may *not* actually cost $5K/enrollee...
...it could actually be several hundred dollars lower. A week ago I posted a story in which I busted Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck for blatantly spewing nonsense numbers about the ACA in ...
Brainwrap 05/05/2015 9
Open thread for night owls: Now comes Trans-Pacific trickle-down
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich writes Trans-Pacific Trickle-Down Economics : Now comes the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s being sold as a way to boost the U.S. economy, expand exports, ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 67
The Daily & Nightly Shows
Tonight's guest on The Daily Show is Willie Nelson and the panelists on The Nightly Show are Lavell Crawford , Dean Obeidallah , and Shenaz Treasury .
pgm 01 05/05/2015 10
Bernie and Moyers on Money in Politics.
Everyone talks about this problem of Money in Politics . Some Candidates have been talking about it long before "it was kool." Bernie Sanders on What Money Does to Politics (with Video) on ...
jamess 05/05/2015 16
The Evening Blues - 5-5-15
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 ...
joe shikspack 05/05/2015 32
Behind the GOP's bogus Baltimore blame game
If nothing else, today's conservative movement may be the greatest talking point generator in American history. Judging by the conservative choir now singing in unison, the aftermath of the ...
Jon Perr 05/05/2015 9
Natural Gas Fracking suspected as the source for the persistent Four Corners Methane Plume
Gas fracking has be estimated to release much more methane than previous gas industry claims. The worst offender for Methane releases in the US is probably the natural gas field in the Four Corners ...
Lefty Coaster 05/05/2015 12
NYT Editorial board does transgender
On Monday the editorial staff of the New York Times launched a series about transgender rights. Transgender Today used up the entirety of the space usually used for editorials (usually three ...
rserven 05/05/2015 10
Black Miami Beach Cop who Punched Handcuffed White Woman is Suspended, 2 Years Later
So here we have a woman whose drunken behavior outside of a Miami Beach nightclub was unruly enough for police to be called and her to be handcuffed and brought to the station. While just outside ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/05/2015 25
Black Kos, Tuesday Chile
(Some) white folks haven't changed in over 40 years.* (Image courtesy of The Center of the Study of Political Graphics. Cartoonist is possibly Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black ...
Black Kos 05/05/2015 116
Battle over Iran nuclear review bill by right and ultra right seems ended. Vote expected Thursday
These two guys are moving toward a vote ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 26
The Cliven Bundy Theory of GOP representative democracy: "Plymouth Rock landed on us"
annieli 05/05/2015 8
Rand Paul really 'gets' the problems faced by minority groups
Of all the Republican presidential candidates, Rand Paul really _gets_ where black Americans are coming from. That's what Rand Paul says, anyway. He understands what black American men are facing ...
Hunter 05/05/2015 48
Midday open thread: Top hedge fund managers earn paltry $11bn, Edison's talking dolls still creepy
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Texas takeover :
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 77
Skylab and the Sit-Down Strike in Space
It was a one-of-a-kind event: in 1972, during a mission on the Skylab space station, a group of American astronauts, frustrated by an unreasonable work schedule, organized their own version of a sit-...
Lenny Flank 05/05/2015 42
Ben Carson gets a passing grade because the audience seemed to like him
And here's your trophy for showing up.
Hunter 05/05/2015 47
Hellraisers Journal: Lawson, "I shall fight for these principles as hard as I can, in jail or out."
They can put me in jail until the walls crumble, but they cannot stifle the cause for which I stand or destroy the great struggle in the interest of humanity. -John R. Lawson `````````````````````
JayRaye 05/05/2015 10
Toosdai Critters
Those of you who already either ...
triciawyse 05/05/2015 96
Daily Kos Radio's KITM podcast: Fiorina launch; Kinloch follow-up; benefit corp. revolution
Bill in Portland Maine tweets the word "...
David Waldman 05/05/2015 4
Klobuchar, Tester reintroduce bill to require states to allow voter registration on Election Day
Allowing citizens to register to vote on Election Day is a smart idea that boosts turnout and makes things easier for the most mobile Americans. It has been tested for problems for decades in the ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 60
High Concept, Low Cost: Daesh "claims" responsibility for Garland TX shooting
As expected in the kingdom of the one-eyed, Fox News tries to connect dots where none exist for farm-raised, catch-and-release violent extremists. Perhaps one of the now dead suspects was ...
annieli 05/05/2015 5
A Body Camera Won't Bring a Dead Boy to Life Nor Revoke a License to Kill.
Police pull up suddenly on some young black men. One of them runs. A cops gives chase. "Shots fired." One more dead. "I feared for my life." This is a script that is running on loopback in cities ...
jpmassar 05/05/2015 47
Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
We'll get back on track with the news after yesterday's "free form" special. Greg will get us started with a grounding in reality, and I'll derail it all with wild tangents into our recurring ...
David Waldman 05/05/2015 0
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… I'm Feeling Haikuish Carly, Huck and Ben So many hats in one ring Jeb revs Steamroller ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/05/2015 74
Overnight News Digest: Texas Shooting Edition
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, wader, Doctor RJ, rfall, JML9999 and Man Oh ...
maggiejean 05/04/2015 40
Open thread for night owls: Ask your doc if this birth control is right for you. Now ask your boss
In case you can't see the video here, try ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 46
The Daily & Nightly Shows
Tonight's guest on The Daily Show is Brian Grazer and Bill Nye will be on The Nightly Show. Brian Grazer is a film and television producer as well as author. he is on tonight to discuss his ...
pgm 01 05/04/2015 12
David Bly on the "Big Picture" of Minnesota Ag and Outdoors
Minnesota State Representative David Bly , D-20B (Northfield), is a longtime champion of sensible agricultural practices that benefit everyone and everything. Chief among them: the preservation of ...
Phoenix Woman 05/04/2015 4
So What did Wildstein tell the U.S. Attorney anyways
Well if U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman's indictment is any guide, it was quite a lot. Full text of Wildstein indictment courierpostonline.com -- May 1, 2015 [ pg 4 ] [...] 2. From in or about ...
jamess 05/04/2015 161
Replace the TPP with a $100 trillion world program to stop climate change
Cross-posted from Real Economics . The TPP has brought the issue of "free trade agreements" to the fore again, so I think it is time we looked honestly at what has happened to the three North ...
NBBooks 05/04/2015 46
Two Guys martyring themselves for mostly middle-school art class projects
In the tradition of the 19th Century Salons des Refusés (sic). RWNJ Pam Geller and AFDI paid as much for police protection as she awarded to the winner of an art competition that mostly featured ...
annieli 05/04/2015 30
The Evening Blues - 5-4-15
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 ...
joe shikspack 05/04/2015 62
Religious Freedom for all- is it really for all?
Have you heard about the new fangled cry for "Religious Freedom"? Has it penetrated your psyche as it seems to have penetrated the right wing conservative mass? Religious freedom, that's a GOOD ...
Paenumbra 05/04/2015 7
President Obama's remarks at launch of My Brother's Keeper Alliance
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate ...
Transcripts Editors 05/04/2015 3
Kumu Hina
Hina Wong-Kalu is a māhū . That is the native Hawaiian term for a person who embodies both male and female spirit. In the language of Western culture a māhū would ...
rserven 05/04/2015 8
Farewell, but not exactly goodbye
I am sad, but also excited, to announce that after 11 years I am leaving Daily Kos and joining Raintank , where I will be working on monitoring software and doing devsy-opsy. It's been a long and ...
ct 05/04/2015 115
Hellraisers Journal: John Lawson, Hero of Colorado Coalfield Strike, Sentenced to Life in Prison
It is a privilege and a duty even by sacrifice to advance our priceless cause. I am therefore ready to receive the sentence this court should declare itself without either authority, right or ...
JayRaye 05/04/2015 6
History 101: The King Midget Automobile
One of the interesting and unique approaches to automobile design and marketing was the King Midget. During World War II, two civil air patrol pilots—Claud Dry and Dale Orcut—met and began to ...
Ojibwa 05/04/2015 21
TPP: The Fascism Issue
If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will, if implemented, and as I've argued elsewhere, result in the death of national and state sovereignty, constitutional separation of powers, and ...
Letsgetitdone 05/04/2015 15
Overnight News Digest: May 3, 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 ...
side pocket 05/03/2015 40
The Evening Blues Weekend Edition 05-03-15 Buckwheat Zydeco
Welcome! " The Evening Blues - Weekend Edition" is a casual community diary (published Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography ...
Johnny the Conqueroo 05/03/2015 46
Smith Trustees: Transgender women are women
The Smith College board of trustees has voted to accept that transgender women are women. The shift to a self-identification admissions policy at the women’s college in Northampton goes into ...
rserven 05/03/2015 22
Sunday Train: Variable Renewables and Dispatchable Demand
Much of the focus on the Sunday Train is on electrification of transport, ranging from 2,000 mile hauls of electrified freight through to hopping on an e-bike to pick up some groceries. And spending ...
BruceMcF 05/03/2015 10
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Bringing In The May: The Heroes of Haymarket
One hundred and twenty-nine years ago today, history was made at the Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois. This piece of history was so critically important to the lives of working men and ...
thanatokephaloides 05/03/2015 59

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