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|Just Another Poll: Imagine, If You Will...
|Walmart Officials Apologize For Refusing To Write "Gay" On Cake For Gay/Straight Prom Couple
|On "identity politics" and income inequality
While I've been hesitant to join in some of the more heated conversations about these topics of late, I have read with interest a few diaries and comment threads related to them. Forgive me for ...
|AZ Sheriff Mack: Justice Ginsburg Is A 'Very Senile And Evil' Person Who Will Destroy Marriage
The crazy religious (far) right is out and about and getting more panicked and outraged and paranoid every day. Why? Because the SCOTUS is ...
|Fracking PR on Drinking Water Contamination Deconstructed
I wrote a long response to an article over at Slashdot about the ridiculously overblown fracking industry PR response to the recent discovery of an instance of fracking chemical contamination in ...
Those of you who already either ...
|Just a Poll: This May Be Too Macabre A Question, But...
I don't want to traumatize anyone here by the grotesque imaginings this question is about to unleash. But, if you feel you have the fortitude, proceed to the poll question.
|It’s time to seriously rethink ‘zero tolerance’ policing
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses. That is the first sentence of this powerful Washington ...
|GA: Trashy is as trashy does.
It's all around!!!
|TX Pastors Worry That They Might Have To Marry Pedophiles And Persons Into Bestiality At Hearing
The Texas legislature has a slew of bills before it to try and circumvent a favorable SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality. One of them is to protect clergy, and a state Senate commitee held a ...
|The Grieving Room: my quilt is so beautiful! THANK YOU ALL
My quilt has arrived! I do not have the words to thank you all. Welcome, fellow travelers on the grief journey and a special welcome to anyone new to The Grieving Room. We meet every Monday ...
|Chicago Tribune Editor Predicts A 9-0 SCOTUS Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality
This clearly has to be the most optimistic prediction that I have read regarding how the SCOTUS justices will come down on the marriage equality issue/cases. Chicago Tribune editor, Eric Zorn, ...
|Connect! Unite! Act! NYC, Dallas, Seattle & EPIC Glacier Park Event Info— In Love With a Voice?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
|A Proposal to Tie Corporate Tax Deductions to Number of American Jobs
I think that, for many reasons that can be elaborated upon elsewhere, the country, meaning us The People, has a vested interest in making sure American companies create jobs here in the US, rather ...
|UPDATE X 2: URGENT! Fellow Kossack Needs a Little More Help
Please keep tipping and recommending so as many people as possible will see this diary! We only have a day to accomplish our goal. THANK YOU! Due to a situation far beyond our control, the Derby ...
|Most Awesome Nana||05/04/2015||119|
|Race, Class and Neglect
is the title of this column by Paul Krugman in today's New York Times . It starts with the notion that we still have a problem with race, as exemplified by what happened with Freddie Gray and the ...
|A brief but powerful video from Jeremy Scahill
I thank MsSpentyouth for the Facebook post that made me aware of it. As far as i could tell it had not yet been shared here. Watch and then respond in the comments. Follow this link to the ...
|Another update on Felicity
Our now three-legged cat came home just before Noon yesterday. We have her in a downstairs room. After several times when she hid behind bookcases where we could not reach her, I emptied the ...
|Religious Right Outraged Over CBS Correctly Calling FRC An SPLC Designated Anti-Gay Hate Group
Last Sunday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was on Face The Nation to discuss marriage equality. Prior to beginning the discussion/interview, Bob Scheiffer mentioned that CBS had ...
|BB King receiving home hospice care
BBC BB's website . I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas. "Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers. The Thrill is ... going. And I'm tearing up. If you don't know who BB ...
|"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
|Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
The end is near. By this I mean that I'm entering the home stretch of this year's six week long experiment in reprinting old diaries as I lurch grimly toward Kalamazoo. The paper is partially done,
|More on Marilyn Mosby
As I said in a diary yesterday, I was so impressed with Ms. Mosby's courageous statement yesterday that I suggested she might be the Democratic candidate for President that we will need in coming ...
|This Week in the War on Women
The big news: Nigerian army [http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/us-nigeria-violence-rescue-idUSKBN0NJ2FK20150428?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter rescued 293 women and girls] ...
|Tara the Antisocial Social Worker||05/02/2015||22|
|SC Senior Class Students Try To Offset Student's Racist Act With Banner With Inclusive Message
The day after a sophmore student at Christ Church Episcopal School in northern South Carolina was expelled for posting racist photos of four black students, the senior class greeted the student ...
|Happee Caturdai Pootie Diaree
Those of you who ...
| Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
|Some context to recent events in Baltimore
If you want some context to the recent events in Baltimore, read the piece linked below. Let me note as one who has taught just outside Baltimore for the past two years (first in Glen Burnie and ...
|More on Murder of Freddie Gray: Lieutenant Rice
CNN report: Lt. Brian W. Rice Rice, 41, an officer since 1997, was one of the officers on bike patrol during the initial encounter with Gray. He made eye contact with Gray, who then ran. Rice and ...
|Books Go Boom! Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
|Who killed Freddie Gray?
This is the first time in more than 11 years that I've posted three diaries in one day, and I don't think I've ever posted two in a day. I'm worked up about the Freddie Gray case. That's partly ...
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- (cross-posted from The Ones You Didn't Hear in Sunday School ) In the middle of his novel, Claudius the God , the sequel to I, Claudius , writer Robert Graves interrupts his narrative about the ...28 comments 58 Recs
- There are times when the media really does their best to sicken us all. This ...142 comments 341 Recs
- I generally don't like Christianity. This is partly because many of them in my vicinity don't act like Jesus much at all, and tend to be far more into the judging and smiting. ANYWAY... Last night ...6 comments 9 Recs
- A column in last week's edition of America magazine reported that Dom Hélder Câmara , a Brazilian archbishop who was known for his championing of the poor, will be considered for sainthood ...36 comments 5 Recs
- First, former Bush speechwriter and Clinton Cash ...142 comments 60 Recs
- John Fugelsang appeared on the Ed Show and did what he does best. He called out faux Christianity and bigotry. This time Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was in his crosshairs. Bobby Jindal wrote a ...90 comments 147 Recs
- As the article says, this is another " TPP perk " that will be tough for the Un-wealthy to swallow. Because THAT's what holding our global economy back -- the epidemic damage that "generics" ...57 comments 55 Recs
- The stories about the President and his aides escalating the fight with progressives over Fast Track and TPP are getting me worked up: Democrats Prepare for Battle as Fast Track Nears the Senate ...543 comments 357 Recs
- This really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. The only real surprise is just how fast it happened. From ABC News ... A week before a closely watched U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the issue, ...16 comments 18 Recs
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