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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 ...
catilinus 05/30/2015 10
Written in Bone: Ambulocetus
The whales are the largest animals that have ever lived on earth. But the huge marine whales evolved from a small animal about the size of a large dog. And these earliest whales had four legs and ...
Lenny Flank 05/30/2015 4
Dear Idiot Americans
Greetings, all you white supremacists, you Neo-Nazi Nutbags, you teabaggers and all you other racist Hatriots spreading your ignorant Islamaphobia all over this country; All you who equate 'science" ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/30/2015 43
Davenport mayor: Sanders "became a serious player in the Iowa caucus last night"
From this morning's Burlington Free Press. Gluba governs the third largest city in Iowa (with a population of about 100,000) and said that the message of income inequality and student debt hits home.
Rob in Vermont 05/30/2015 9
The Real Reason Why I don't Want To Go Back To The East Side Of Cleveland
I've opened this box only very few times in my life. The last time I opened it was when I met and fell in love with my darling Aileen.. This will be the last time in my life I shall open this box..
nicolemaschke 05/30/2015 2
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 ...
VL Baker 05/30/2015 2
SMGB: Goodbye to Gardening Edition Vol. 11.14
Good morning everyone and welcome to Saturday Morning Garden Blogging, the Goodbye to Gardening Edition. After thirty-five years of living and gardening in Big Sky Country, through flood and drought,
Ed in Montana 05/30/2015 78
ArtKos: Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.511
Hello again painting fans.
boran2 05/30/2015 3
SMHRB - Saturday Morning Home Repair
Hey all. No one is on deck for this morning, so you'll have to make your own coffee. The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home ...
CJB 05/30/2015 16
This week in science: from icy worlds to warm-blooded dinos
Images of Pluto returned by New Horizons. Click image for background on mission This week more images of Pluto were released by the New ...
DarkSyde 05/30/2015 16
The Daily Bucket: Flowers of Austerity
This is a political website, so most readers will know about Austerity, in the sense of the current European malaise of public finances caused by socialization of private losses incurred in the ...
marsanges 05/30/2015 13
Psst, Buddy, Wanna Buy a Toll Road?
_REAL_ Cheap?? What a little toll road actually worth? More below the orange highway cone.
Superpole 05/30/2015 9
Memorial Day Massacre
On this day in Labor History the year was 1937. It was a day that would become known as the Memorial Day Massacre. Ten demonstrators were killed by police bullets, while protesting at Republic ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/30/2015 2
Gaius Publius: “Sinking the Sanders Campaign Beneath a Wave of Silence”
[Diarist’s Note: Gaius Publius has provided written authorization to the diarist to reproduce their work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community.] As long as one ignores a ...
bobswern 05/30/2015 68
Religion and Climate Change
One day a reporter called me and asked me why I believed in the "Climate Movement." I replied, "Climate Movement?" I sensed she was talking about an ideology or religious/political belief in her ...
CCL Group Leader 05/30/2015 10
Barney Frank calls out Dennis Hastert & GOP hypocrisy with a perfect statement
Barney Frank called out Dennis Hastert and the GOP for their hypocrisy on moral values and gay issues in a manner only he could. He was referring to the indictment of former Republican Speaker of ...
Egberto Willies 05/30/2015 60
So What if Bernie Does Win the Nomination?
I've been quiet for a while. After this some may well conclude that they were the good months. Months without Twigg, months of calm political discussion, months where progress was made ... ...
twigg 05/30/2015 161
An Experiment With Writing Styles
ifiwritewithoutanycapializationorpunctuationorspacesbetweenwordsitmightbealittlehardertoread sincethosethingscapitalizationandpunctuationandspacesbetweenwordsandspacesbetween ...
bigjacbigjacbigjac 05/30/2015 9
Midnight Catitude and Open Thread For Night Howls
Welcome to the debut of Midnight Catitude the late-night version of The Pootie Diaries. We are Legion! We are also......late. I had intended to launch this semi-irregular series a week or two ...
The Marti 05/29/2015 24
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 ...
quaoar 05/29/2015 8
Overnight News Digest 05/29/2015
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 ...
JML9999 05/29/2015 19
Some people drive me nuts: A crohn's disease rant.
This is a rant...and it contains references to poop. So...if either is not your thing, please do not proceed.
BFSkinner 05/29/2015 24
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 ...
Lefty Coaster 05/29/2015 12
Top Comments: Taste the Rainbow, Republicans
You know, you'd think that since I'm now only writing for Top Comments every other week, I'd actually be able to write diaries . I had just the topic in mind for tonight, but it was apparently ...
Chrislove 05/29/2015 54
Still no charges for Cleveland Police nearly seven months after killing Tanisha Anderson
Tanisha Anderson “They killed my sister,” Joell Anderson, Tanisha’s 40-year-old brother said as he fought back tears. “I watched it.” Suffering a mental health breakdown on the evening ...
Shaun King 05/29/2015 37
Whole towns will disappear. ~ STDDs Week 40
My heart goes out to the residents of the areas affected by tornadoes and flooding in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico. I have heard some heartbreaking stories of loss of lives and of destruction of ...
JoanMar 05/29/2015 34
Squared Away
Shane Ortega ha served three combat tours...two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan...two as a marine and one in the Army...two as a woman and one as a man. Sgt. Ortega is stationed at Wheeler Army Air ...
rserven 05/29/2015 13
Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Henry Ransom Cecil McBay (1914–1995) was an African - American chemist and a teacher. McBay was born "Henry ...
Black Kos 05/29/2015 116
Judge disqualifies all 250 prosecutors in Orange County, CA because of widespread corruption
Between San Diego and Los Angeles is Orange County, California. With more than 3 million residents, it's larger than 21 states. If Orange County were a separate country, its economy would be the ...
Shaun King 05/29/2015 107
Federal appeals court strikes down Idaho's 20-week abortion ban
Joan McCarter 05/29/2015 23
Hellraisers Journal: The Appeal to Reason Covers the Show-Down Between John D Jr & Frank P Walsh
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
JayRaye 05/29/2015 13
Republicans still no closer to saving their own asses on Obamacare
Have fun with this, guys. We've just got one more ...
Joan McCarter 05/29/2015 34
Black people almost 9 times more likely to be arrested than white people in Minnesota
The ACLU has released a study concerning Minnesota and what is clearly a racially driven bias in how law in meted out. The numbers show a startling disparity in the way police enforce low-level ...
Walter Einenkel 05/29/2015 7
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, ...
Onomastic 05/29/2015 248
Republican judge ponders impeachment as another Obamacare lawsuit rears its ugly head
Boehner gets his day in court, and a ...
Joan McCarter 05/29/2015 47
Museums 101: GM Cars of the 1960s in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
During the 1960s, General Motors cars—Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac—continued to dominate the American market. Shown below are photographs of the General Motors cars on ...
Ojibwa 05/29/2015 22
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 ...
VL Baker 05/29/2015 129
May 29, 1932 - Bonus Army arrives in D.C.
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, will be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated ...
BOHICA 05/29/2015 11
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 ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/29/2015 5
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 ...
Lefty Coaster 05/29/2015 85
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.
Galtisalie 05/29/2015 20
A new acronym: GOBBIA--Guilty of Being Black in America
There are lies and there are big lies, and then are big piles of human excrement upon which perfume is sprayed in copious quantities to make them seem "pleasant"--but what is pleasant about a pile ...
Alligator Ed 05/28/2015 3
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 ...
arendt 05/28/2015 4
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
Kyler's Mom calls for change
I wrote about Kyler on Tuesday: Sometimes life gets too hard Kyler's mother has decided to use Kyler's painful passing as an instrument to create change. The passing of my son was the most ...
rserven 05/28/2015 27
anti-democratic election methods
Here is the result- see the disparity- if all votes counted equally, regardless of location, the bottom row would be all 1's Ok, Hi. You all know how into election design I am, and this last ...
Waldmarschall 05/28/2015 24
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/28/2015 25
Obama releases statement on Clean Water Rule and the right is freaking out
Diarist RockyMtnHigh has written about the Clean Water Rule's long history. The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps released ...
Walter Einenkel 05/28/2015 4
WI-Sen: Ron Johnson (R) Says The Lego Movie Is Part Of A Propaganda Campaign Against Business Owners
Some more lunacy from the most vulnerable Tea Party U.S. Senator: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/28/lego-movie-scripted-by-karl-marx_n_7462068.html?utm_hp_ref=politics ...
poopdogcomedy 05/28/2015 21
Barstow Police Slam Pregnant Black Woman to Ground - for Refusing to Provide ID
BodyCam video shows Barstow police slamming a 8-month pregnant black woman to the ground for refusing to provider her identification following road rage despite in a parking lot. Caution: Trigger ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/28/2015 14
The Birth of The Armored Tank
By 1917, World War One was a stalemate. Both the Entente and the German armies were bloodied and exhausted. The development of the machine gun and the shrapnel artillery shell had given the ...
Lenny Flank 05/28/2015 18
The California Frack Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Fractivist
A short time ago, in a crowded senate meeting, a fracking moratorium died. SB 1132 was defeated 18-16-6 with 4 Democrats voting against the bill and 3 Democrats abstaining. The Democrats who voted ...
FractivistForce 05/28/2015 5
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 ...
VL Baker 05/28/2015 30
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 ...
JayRaye 05/28/2015 2
FCC wants to expand internet fight with Republicans with broadband subsidies for the poor
They have the power. The ...
Joan McCarter 05/28/2015 33
The political peril of Supreme Court Obamacare case
Chief Justice John Roberts has a lot to think about these days. It's been clear for months that if the Supreme Court were to ...
Joan McCarter 05/28/2015 142
Obama’s Dizzying Spin on the Environment and Trade
A greener world they say, without dealing with how the "trade agreements" will address the climate change. I added the bold. The Obama Administration claims that the new round of secret trade deals ...
Don midwest 05/28/2015 6
Michael Klare: Superpower in Distress
Think of this as a little imperial folly update -- and here's the backstory.  In the years after invading Iraq and disbanding Saddam Hussein’s military, the U.S. sunk about  $25 billion  into “...
TomDispatch 05/28/2015 4
Mitch McConnell's Patriot Act strategy leaves colleagues scratching their heads
The wheels fell of Mitch McConnell's claims of a new, ...
Joan McCarter 05/28/2015 24
That word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Apparently we're getting out of control. Yes...control. I believe that's the key word. Focus on the Family and Family Research Council are upset. Transgender people are winning more acceptance ...
rserven 05/27/2015 18
1968: Richard Nixon stuns the political media by listening to voters.
In 1968, one of the most untelegenic (is there such a word?) candidates in politics, Richard Nixon, tried a new approach to campaigning that, although it did not totally shun and shut out the press,
Dumbo 05/27/2015 16
Insurance company overhead costs explode under Obamacare
Getting tens of millions of people newly insured is an expensive proposition, and one that is costing $273.6 billion in additional insurance overhead , according to a ...
Joan McCarter 05/27/2015 240
Jeb Bush gets all the Pinocchios for ISIS statements
Jeb Bush has tried valiantly to shake off his disastrous Iraq statements, including a lame ...
Joan McCarter 05/27/2015 35
Administration puts pressure on Senate to save some form of NSA collection program
The White House is increasing pressure on the Senate ...
Joan McCarter 05/27/2015 44
Immigration activists vow Republicans will rue anti-immigration court ruling
Joan McCarter 05/27/2015 35
Florida Senate offers Medicaid compromise, Rick Scott and the Kochs reject it
Florida's Senate President Andy Gardner ...
Joan McCarter 05/27/2015 31
Sometimes life gets too hard
Last Friday was the memorial service for Kyler Prescott. Kyler's mother spoke to the press before the service. I feel so broken inside. I feel like my soul has been ripped from my body. -- ...
rserven 05/26/2015 25
After a massive NSA spanking, McConnell tries to regroup
The Senate did something remarkable in the early hours of ...
Joan McCarter 05/26/2015 22
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile: Reader/lurker survey, with poll
Thoughts about Black Kos, (with a poll) Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez After reading and responding to many of the detailed and thoughtful comments, in " How ...
Black Kos 05/26/2015 240
This report blows the cover of secretive conservative shop pushing right-wing legislation
An Atlanta, Georgia television station has made national news with its fantastic ...
Joan McCarter 05/26/2015 47
Kochs planning to take the wheel in the Republican clown car
David Koch will keep the rabble out.
Joan McCarter 05/26/2015 79

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