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|Photo Diary - #blacklives matter Birmingham
I posted my thoughts on the last few days on my facebook page this morning leading with Real discussions that move the needle on any important issue generally happen off Facebook. Just a few items ...
|I won my primary last night!! On to November
As many of you know, I've been busy campaigning since February for the Jefferson County Circuit Court Place 3 Judicial position. The current Judge was appointed by our Republican Governor. We won ...
|"No one sang the blues"
As one of the best as well as smartest and wisest people I know responded to this segment of the Duck Dynasty doofus's remarks --" nobody could hear them singing from the colored only restrooms and ...
|Open Season For White Male to Shoot Black Kid with No Consequences
This is essentially what I wrote on my facebook page after hearing the news. I was reminded in a couple of private messages that "Zimmerman considers himself Hispanic". I took down my message a ...
|Equal Pay for Women is Fair and Right (opinion by Lilly Ledbetter)
I had a friend share an opinion written by Lilly Ledbetter with me this morning. I am so glad that it was the first article I read this morning. It really inspired me to keep working over the final ...
|After 90 years our family retail store is closing its doors
Yesterday my folks announced they were closing the doors of our retail store in Birmingham Alabama that opened in 1922. It's really hard for me to write this even as we speak because of the history ...
|The Big Dog Just Destroyed Clint Eastwood, Chuck Norris
If there is a soul who watched Bill Clinton tonight and didn't get inspired then their nose is growing. That inspired me to jump off the couch and start cheering. I'm pretty sure my conservative ...
|I'm Back in the Game : Obama 2012
So hopefully this is like the old adage about riding a bike. Once you learn how to ride it's easy to get back on even after being away from a while. I use to post almost daily during periods from ...
|I'm Thankful for Free Speech
I hope that we can all agree that when we pontificate about the meaning of Thanksgiving, that for Americans we are all thankful for the right to express ourselves freely. Unfortunately, that ...
|Paterno and Spanier out at Penn State : Good Riddance
Presser from PSU Board of Trustees live right now. Reports are also that a federal investigation is underway. In case you have been under a rock all of these incidents relates to the Jerry ...
|Alabama School Reverses Policy on "Pro Gay T-Shirt"
First diary in a long - long time. Months. Seems like decades. Extremely busy with work and other hobbies. But since this issue is directly related to the high school for my home I thought I should ...
|GOP House So Petty That It Won't Honor SEALS Bin Laden Mission
The Senate passed a resolution honoring the successful but risky military mission that lead to getting OBL. ...
|Pratt City, Alabama - Photos from Tornado Aftermath - Surreal
I spent several hours today with my wife and some friends volunteering in the Pratt City area. One of the friend's church, in the heart of this community, was serving as a relief center. This is a ...
|Update: 193 confirmed fatalities in Alabama with New Photos||alpolitics||04/28/2011||74||150||-||903|
|Book Review: The Courting of Marcus Dupree by Willie Morris
Philadelphia, Mississippi is known to many as the city where three civil rights workers named Cheney, Goodman and Schwerner were murdered in the sweltering summer of 1964. Not less than 20 years ...
|Alabama Senate Senator on Immigration: Empty the Clip and Do What Has to be Done
As we endured the violent rhetoric of health care last year, it appears we could enter the same atmosphere with the immigration debate. Yes, Alabama State ...
|Thoughts on Gov Bentley's (AL) Brothers and Sisters Comments
Freshly inaugurated Alabama Governor Robert Bentley created a firestorm with his remarks at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church on Monday. Bentley said that only Christians were his brothers and sisters. ...
|Sugar Bowl Open Thread - Razorbacks or Buckeyes
College bowl season is well underway. Right now we have Ryan Mallet and the Razorbacks against the Ohio State Buckeyes. I'm SEC do or die, ride for life, through and through so I"m yelling Pig ...
|Thank You Alan Grayson (FL-08)
Alan Grayson has been defeated in FL-08. Looks like he's going to be defeated by a large margin. Let's give Alan a round of applause. I heard him say many times something to the effect of he wasn'
|Tenn Vols football players like Germans during WWII according to coach
When are football coaches going to learn that you just don't compare anything having to do with ...
|UPDATE: A Rod Finally Gets Rangers to WS
Update - How rich is it that A Rod was the final out to end the series? A strikeout at that. Maybe a bit preemptive as the Chuck Norris Texas Rangers lead the I Loath New York ...
|Why Can't Obama Just End DADT?
He can but he won't is the impression I'm getting. Earlier tonight we learned that the 9th Circuit ...
|It's Not Joe Miller, It's Job Killer (AK-Sen)||alpolitics||09/13/2010||12||28||-||59|
|$arah, Glenn and Joe - 9/11 in Anchorage
h/t to A Girl From ...
|Koran Burning Back On Maybe - Major Media Fail
It appears that after being "lied to" Terry Jones says that the Koran burning may not be ...
|Joe Miller's Supporters Carrying Guns in Parade (AK-Sen)
You must watch this You Tube video titled Help Us Scott McAdams You're Our Only ...
|Five Dollar Friday for Scott McAdams (AK-Sen)
Scott McAdams has a real chance to beat Joe Miller in the Alaska Senate Race.
|Murkowski Concedes: Window Opens for McAdams (AK-Sen)
This just in: Murkowski concedes . "It's been a long week," Murkowski told reporters ...
|Dem Judge Under the Influence of Faux News Switches to Republican Party
The gun wielding Jefferson County (Birmingham, AL) Domestic Relations Judge Suzanne Childers announced today ...
|When An Elected Official is a Member of A Hate Group
We have been discussing the League of the South as Selma City Council President Cecil Williamson has been noted as a former member. Williamson ...
|McAdams only trailing Miller by 8 (AK-Sen)
Good news out of Alaska via Swing State Project . Really encouraging that in a two way race right now Joe ...
|World According to Bachmann : A Million People Came
Again Michele Bachmann has no respect for the truth . As if we should expect anything less. As her mouth ...
|Scott McAdams (AK-Sen) - We Can Do This
This is a candidate we all clearly need to get behind. Rand Paul, Sharrron Angle and Joe Miller are the Gifts that Keep on Giving. ...
|Beat Boehner: Q and A with Justin Coussoule Tomorrow Night
Justin is running against the Orange Man himself and the aspiring Speaker of the House - John Boehner. Earlier this week Boehner launched ...
|Update: Ain't That America - Make Them Defend Every Seat (MO-09)
One of our own, one of our progressive E's, has announced they are a candidate for Congress. Jeff Reed,
| Men Gave Women the Right to Vote: Another GOP Myth Debunked (+)
If we listen to such folks as former chair of Texas School Board member Don McLeroy, we are told that majorities have given minorities power and that men have given women the right to ...
|Blagojevich is a better Defendant than Elvis Impersonator
My memory of meeting Rod Blagojevich, who for the sake of brevity I will simply call Blago, dates back to the 2002 election cycle. I was working as part of the State Coordinated Campaign in Mt. ...
|How Many Blocks Away Does the Mosque Need to Be? Won't You Be My Neighbor
Seriously the amount of attention being paid to this issue is mind boggling. I turn on the Tee Vee this morning and see two members of Congress debating this non-starter of an issue. I get home from ...
|Don't Put your Mosque Next to My Strip Clubs, Off-Track Betting or Thunder Lingerie
So the Cordoba House would be going right smack down at Ground Zero? Well not exactly, it's actually going to ...
|Michele Bachmann Compares Herself to Paul Wellstone
Bachmann said today that she's not the spokesperson for the ...
|Food Deserts and Food Imbalance in Urban Areas: What Can Be Done?
Eating healthy and focusing on nutrition can be difficult in urban American for one simple reason: access. I have long lamented that without better access to grocery stores in the downtown ...
|Best Way to Insure We Don't Have Speaker Boehner
We beat him. We literally beat him. Check out Ed tonight where Ed tees off on Boehner and Howard Dean hits some irons down ...
|Black Kids and White Kids Dancing Together: Divisive and A No-No
Last night at the end of a Voting Rights Act celebration on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, youth broke into the "Jai Ho" dance. The bridge was closed for the celebration at this point and dancers ...
|(Photo and Video Diary) Voting Rights Act 45th Anniversary - Youth March and Protest
Forty five years from today President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This weekend celebrations are taking in place in Selma, Alabama where marches as part of the voting rights ...
|Celebrating the Voting Rights Act: No Dancing Allowed
Reminiscent of the movie Footloose, youth in Selma will not be allowed to dance on the Edmund Pettus Bridge tomorrow in conjunction with a 45th anniversary celebration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
|A Picture Worth More than 1,000 words||alpolitics||08/03/2010||41||23||-||69|
|NEO-Confederacy Rears It's UGLY Head:
For background on Selma City Council President Cecil Williamson and his ties to racist groups, read my past two diaries"
|City Council President Admits Attending Rally Honoring Klan Founder
Update to It's Not Just Faux News We Should Be Worried About The Selma Times ...
|Happy Birthday Tarryl Clark
While we are all wishing a happy birthday to President Obama this weekend, we also should take a moment and also wish a Happy 49th Birthday to Tarryl Clark -
|It's Not Just Faux News That We Should Be Worried About
RACIST SELMA, ALABAMA CITY COUNCILMAN ATTENDS RALLY HONORING KKK FOUNDER That's the headline that the Selma Times Journal in Selma, Alabama should have written earlier this week. ...
|Thank You Tarryl Clark - You Will Get Our Help!!
Tarryl Clark just wrote a nice diary on the rec list thanking netroots nation and the many bloggers that have ...
|Why the Texas State School Board Elections Matter to All of Us
This weekend at Netroots Nation 2010, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with two Democrats running for the Texas State School Board - Judy ...
|If The Republicans Win in November - Tea Party Agenda
This is not another "the sky is falling" diary. This is a we must wake up and get moving now action diary because we know what will they will do when the sky falls. It's that urgent.
|Bachmann: We are the Receptacle for the Tea Party; Not the Mouthpieces
And the Tea Party is not racist apparently either because a bunch of minorities were marched out as tokens at the Tea Party Caucus press conference this morning according to ...
|Is There a Daily Kos Bias Against the South?
This morning in the Leaving for Las Vegas front page diary thread , we had a very heated discussion about ...
|Yes Michele Bachmann You Are A Racist - You and Your White People's Caucus
Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee made comments essentially saying that the Tea Party is the modern day Klan, the Tea Party loving Bachmann responded ...
|My Heart is Heavy Right Now
It's official, the 7th Congressional District of Alabama nominated Terri Sewell who is all but guaranteed of being the first African American Congresswoman from Alabama in this Dem +18 PVI district. ...
|Who Will Fight For Us? (AL-07)
We are two days away from the historic Alabama's 7th Congressional District Democratic primary. The winner between Shelia Smoot and Terri Sewell will be the first African American Female ...
|The Emily's List Chain Mail: Something Bad Will Happen
I almost fell out of my chair reading a diary titled Emily's List fundraising emails are full of sh*
|Defending a Personal Attack on Daily Kos
Earlier this morning, my character was put in question by a new user named BamaDem . I've been clear in all my diaries on all the ...
|Breaking: Michele Bachmann is Intellectually Brilliant -
So says Iowa Congressman Steve King . We cannot make this stuff up. Michele Bachmann is intellectually brilliant, ...
|Let Them Eat Steak
The newest radio ad from the Shelia Smoot for Congress Campaign (AL-07)
|My Independence Day Contributions
The 4th of July represents a lot of what is still right about America. We should all spend time with our family and friends. Enjoy barbecues, picnics and fireworks. However, this weekend is about ...
|Shelia Smoot Gains Labor Endorsements (AL-07) While Opponent Goes on the Attack
Shelia Smoot continues to rack up labor endorsements in her bid to become the first African American Congresswoman from Alabama. Today ...
|Wall Street and DC Insiders Want to Buy a Democratic Seat (AL-07) - Just Say No
Wall Street lawyers and DC Insiders have dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into AL-07 on behalf of former Wall Street securities attorney Terri Sewell. Representing companies like JP ...
|People over Profit - Main Street Dem against Wall Street Dem (AL-07)
We are just two weeks away from our Alabama 07 runoff in which the winner of the contest between Shelia Smoot ...
| Michele Bachmann Tops List of Militia Enablers: This is Why I Pay Attention to Her
The Southern Poverty Law Center has long been watching the rise of hate groups and has the pulse of what contributes to fuel this fire. Michele Bachmann has been promoted to the top of the ...
|Michele Bachmann Confuses Tithes and Taxes - What a Sham!
Her mouth is moving so as I always say she's lying or misrepresenting the facts. Bachmann stars in Coral Ridge ...
|Don't Let Wall Street Win a Democratic Primary (AL-07)
Since last year, I've been writing about my friend Shelia Smoot running for Congress in AL-07. Shelia has run a true grassroots campaign on a shoestring ...
|Quit the Infighting- Help Tarryl Clark Air Bachmann (R-BP) Ads
I got an email from Tarryl Clark this afternoon about how they were able to go up on the air last night with their great ad Thanks to you, Tarryl Clark's ad debuted on the evening news ...
|Tony Hayward (BP) Goes Sailing To Never Never Land - Slideshow
The Gulf Coast Residents Are Angry , You are Angry, I am Angry, We are all Angry I just put together this YouTube ...
|F *** Michele Bachmann - It's Just Not Her Week||alpolitics||06/18/2010||42||33||-||58|
|Support Real Progressives Not "Wall Street" Progressives (AL-07)
We will make history in Alabama on July 13th in the AL-07 Democratic runoff as we will nominate the first African-American female to Congress from our state. Two African American Females are facing ...
|What People are Saying About Shelia Smoot (AL-07) - Those That Know Her
I'm involved in helping my friend Shelia Smoot in her July 13 runoff election for the AL-07 Congressional seat. I've said a lot about Shelia and why I think ...
|Michele Bachmann Gives BP Advice
WTF is probably your first thought Her mouth is moving and she is lying must be your second thought ...
|Michele Bachmann: Obama Worst President Ever And I'm Dangerous
Would we expect anything less from the gospel according to Bachmann? If you can stomach going ...
|Standing Up for Real Progressive Candidates -Shelia Smoot (AL-07)
I hope you have heard about the great candidate we have in AL-07 Shelia ...
|A Progressive Fighter or Wall Street Backed Attorney? (AL-07)
I promised that I would write a diary every day until the AL-07 July 13 runoff for the Democratic nomination. This ...
|Shelia Smoot (AL-07) is For Working People: Live Blog
Shelia Smoot is here to talk about her runoff election for the Democratic Nomination to represent ...
|Alabama's First Black Female Member of Congress?
Yes it's a reality after Tuesday's Democratic Primary elections and we learned of results in the 7th Congressional Distrct. It's a near certainty as two African American female candidates will face ...
|Get On Board with A Better Dem: Shelia Smoot (AL-07)
If I have to write a diary for the next 40 days I will. We have an important runoff election in AL-07 on July 13. Regardless of who wins between Shelia ...
|On Our Way to Making History with Shelia Smoot (AL-07)
Over the past year I've written several diaries about Shelia Smoot and her campaign for Congress in AL-07. Last ...
|I Need Your Help Today (AL-07)
Here's a reprint of diary I posted last week - our election is Tomorrow I've been a member of this community since 2008 and have come to treat this place like a home. I've come ...
|Photo diary from the Campaign Trail (Shelia Smoot) AL-07
I've written a lot of diaries lately about my involvement in the Shelia Smoot for Congress Campaign . Tonight is a picture diary of photos I've collected from ...
|Emily's List Ignores the Choices In Open Dem Primary(AL-07)
Just ten days ago I wrote about Emily's List wrongheaded involvement in our AL-07 primary. Well ...
|Thanks for your support - Daily Kos Community Rocks
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate you my Daily Kos family. Yesterday I wrote ...
|Last Chance to Support Best Dem in AL-07 -Thank You
Update - We've Raised $250 off this diary. Thank you I've been a member of this community since 2008 and have come to treat this place like a home. I've come almost daily to vent, ...
|They Won't Call Me a Racist
Apparently Barack Obama is running for Congress in Alabama - Well at least Republican Les Phillip (Tea Party AL-05) is running against him. This ...
|Smoot:One Progressive House Campaign You Should Know About
We love progressive candidates and people powered campaigns. We love taking on the establishment candidates and helping the candidates that fight for us on the Progressive issues. ...
|Do You Really Want Progressives In Congress? (AL-07)
I sure want do and I know you do also based on what we did this past Tuesday night. But we have a whole slew of primaries left in the upcoming weeks. I've been supporting my good ...
|Rand Paul is Not My Daddy
Thankfully. Feel Better? And that means Ron Paul is not my granddaddy. I hope that you can say the same. I don't give a rip about Rand Paul. Well in all fairness we cannot pick ...
|We didn't lose last night? What?
I've published a series of primaries matter diaries over the past few weeks including ...
|Update:Alabama Teacher Uses Example of Obama Assasination
I know there is a diary up on rec list: But I'm going to try and make updates through this diary as more information is released. I've not gotten an official answer from Jefferson County ...
|EMILY's List Jumps Shark Again -Major Fail Major Shame (AL-07)
h/t to SwingState Project for this ...
|One Dem Incumbent That's Got to Go - John Barrow (GA-12)
John Barrow (GA-12) has consistently been one of the biggest disappointments as a Democrat in Congress. I don't think he can even be called a Democrat without laughing. DINO or ...
|Can we walk and chew gum at the same time till November?
Right now I would say I don't know the answer to that question. We seem preoccupied about issues in this country than we do electing good candidates. But yes we should be able to concentrate on a ...
|Sending ConservaDINO's and Bad Dogs into Retirement
Last Saturday I wrote an epiphany diary about how my belief in the use of the ...
|Closing of Historic Rural Post Office Would Be Major Mistake
We've all heard rumors about the United States Postal Service making cutbacks and changes in service. Of course every governmental agency must make such decisions. That's certainly part of ...
|Primaries Against Incumbents Matter: Wow Was I Wrong
When I first started this site, I tended to shy away from getting involved in primary battles against incumbents. I considered myself a party faithful and one who usually stayed neutral in these ...
|Ex-Maverick Makes His Last Deal With the Devil
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