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Top Comments: the Week that Was in Ireland edition
A look at the big story coming out of the Emerald Isle ... and one not so well-known (yet still historic, as well), after the jump .....
Ed Tracey 05/23/2015 29
Is Anyone Out There? Street Prophets Saturday
The vastness of the universe with millions, perhaps billions, of suns with planets circling them, is almost beyond the imaginations of many people. Contemplating the universe and the many ...
Ojibwa 05/23/2015 17
Hellraisers Journal: Joe Hill is "a true soldier in the army of labor," ready to die for the cause.
He's in their dungeon, dark and grim; He stood by us, we'll stand by him! -Ralph Chaplin ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sunday May 23, 1915 ...
JayRaye 05/23/2015 8
High School Art Exhibit Attacked By Cops for Depicting Police Brutality
Many, many police officers and their supporters are going ape shit very upset at a group of student artists at Westfield High School in New Jersey for daring ...
Steven D 05/23/2015 98
Glacier Park: The Trail of the Cedars (Photos and Meet Up Schedule)
Let’s say that you are a bit older, overweight, out of shape, and making your only visit to Glacier National Park. Now this is a National Park filled with hiking trails and lots of young, ...
Ojibwa 05/23/2015 15
ArtKos: Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.510
Hello again painting fans.
boran2 05/23/2015 8
Top comments: Placeholder edition
Um, so apparently no one was scheduled for tonight. Consider this an open thread while your TC team throws the rest together.
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/22/2015 101
Inequality Globally At Record Highs: OECD (Alert: POTUS/Chipolte Eaters...This Is Why TPP Is Wrong)
Sometimes, you just got to connect the dots--even when the stuff is so obvious and screams out with the truth. In this case, some evidence on why these so-called "free trade" agreements are so ...
Tasini 05/22/2015 7
Museums 101: Mustang Hardtops (Photo Diary)
Ojibwa 05/22/2015 13
The Fast Track 13 Traitors: Picture Eye Candy Of Senate Democrats Who Voted To Screw Workers
This is a picture I'd turn into a "Wanted" poster, maybe circulate in every election district in the 13 states represented by these folks. It says it all--thanks to the AFL-CIO.
Tasini 05/22/2015 66
Fire the Liar? Rahm's schools CEO claims residency in two states
In October 2012, the Chicago Board of Education voted to hire Barbara Byrd-Bennett as the school system's "Chief Executive Officer" following the dumping of Jean-Claude Brizard. The ...
Hyde Park Johnny 05/22/2015 9
Top Comments: Who's Running This Country?
Good evening, TC peeps! I've been away from TC for so long that most of you are probably saying, "virgowho?" ...
virgomusic 05/21/2015 26
HI-Sen: Brian Schatz (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPA
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D. HI), who has been an adamant opponent of the TPP, is now focusing on stopping the TPA:
poopdogcomedy 05/21/2015 3
Hellraisers Journal: Socialist Preachers Forced to Stifle Themselves For Fear of Landlord's Ire.
Definition of Socialism from the Socialist Party of Oklahoma: Collective ownership and democratic management of things collectively used and private ownership of things privately used. ```````````
JayRaye 05/21/2015 3
In Defense of Shaun King
Let's begin by being honest. Shaun King is a polarizing figure. He has a very specific point of view when it comes to American police forces and their dealings with African Americans, and he is ...
Steven D 05/21/2015 859
BREAKING: Fast Track PROCEEDS In Senate, No Thanks To Some Democrats
The Senate has voted to proceed to debating fast track, which essentially ensures its eventual passage. The vote is still taking place but with 60 votes needed to invoke cloture and pass the motion,
Tasini 05/21/2015 161
Top Comments: Tragic Death in PNW and a Bitter Mourning.
bastrop 05/20/2015 37
ISIS takes World Heritage Site Palmyra
Islamic State militants have taken near complete control of the Syrian city of Palmyra, home to some of the world's most magnificent ancient ruins. [...] Hundreds of Palmyra's statues have been ...
Mariken 05/20/2015 26
Hellraisers Journal: Fifty Striking Chicago School Children Supporting Teamsters Arrested and Jailed
If they want to fight, let them come on. We will call out every member of our union rather than give up. -Teamster President Cornelius Shea `````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
JayRaye 05/20/2015 3
Walmart's leaked anti-union video is crazy
Look, I used to be an actor in a union job A Walmart anti-union video leaked onto the internet yesterday. It's been pulled down from YouTube. UPDATE: It's back up! Walmart has had problems with ...
Walter Einenkel 05/20/2015 108
Connect! Unite! Act! Dallas, Houston, Seattle, L.A. & Glacier Park Meet-up Info — WHAT IF?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Angie in WA State 05/20/2015 147
Top Comments: Verizon Edition
We had another telephone outage starting yesterday afternoon, which, of course, meant we had an internet outage as well. We've been having more frequent problems with our land line for about a ...
gizmo59 05/19/2015 41
River Surfing (Photos): Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
Ojibwa 05/19/2015 9
Knowing what we've known all along...
Would you lie the country into war? Order people tortured to death? Start wars while cutting taxes to the shamefully rich? Continue to trash the planet and fuck over its people? Push policies based ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/19/2015 112
Hellraisers Journal: Mrs. Wells-Barnett Speaks at Chicago Meeting, Protests Race Prejudice in Strike
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday ...
JayRaye 05/19/2015 3
POTUS, Are We "Making This Stuff Up" On TPP When THIS Happens? Are You OK When Americans Get Sick?
I've previously written that the president is a coward, hiding behind Nike and a whole host of other corporate sponsors in his pitch to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership. Probably the lowest he's ...
Tasini 05/19/2015 145
TPP: Insider Says Elizabeth Warren (& Bernie Sanders) Right On Secrecy And How Bad The Deal Is
From inside the belly of the beast on trade comes an illuminating view on the secrecy around the Trans Pacific Partnership. From an insider. Who knows. And he says: Sens. Warren and Sanders, and a ...
Tasini 05/19/2015 217
Top Comments - The Greatest Little Band You Can No Longer See
A couple of weeks ago we got to see one of our favorite bands play in Spartanburg. The remarkable thing about it, for us, was that the band disbanded in early 2011! So seeing them together again ...
BeninSC 05/18/2015 54
TPP/Fast Track, Don't Let YOUR Rep Be Bought By "Burial Insurance" AKA "RETRAINING"
Now it boils down to this: can the White House and its corporate supporters find a sliver of votes in the House to pass fast track and, close on its heels, the Trans Pacific Partnership? To do that ...
Tasini 05/18/2015 5
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones: That which is Nature's should be given to all Nature's Children.
The newspapers were hammering me, and the priests and the ministers were hammering me, but I am alive yet, I am still here, hammering them. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````
JayRaye 05/18/2015 4
#Shell No - Happening Now in Seattle
From King 5 news Right now all entranceways to Terminal 5 in the Port of Seattle are blocked in protest of Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic. Hundred of people converged on the terminal ...
John Crapper 05/18/2015 51
Top Comments: Early Risers vs. Night Owls Edition
Some of us just like to howl at the moon ...
Puddytat 05/17/2015 138
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Solidarity in the time of choleric "trade" deals
Epidemics of cholera as well as other serious diseases, including neoliberalism, can take a toll on solidarity. "Trade" deals, and the conduct used in pushing them through to adoption, can be ...
Galtisalie 05/17/2015 101
Jeb shooting himself in the W. means that 'ultra-hawk' Rubio will be the GOP establishment's guy
The picture tells the story. No separation. Just call them Jebya. As bad as you may have thought this week was for Jeb Bush, it was actually worse. This is the week Jeb Bush lost the Republican ...
Ian Reifowitz 05/17/2015 209
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones warns: a nation that crushes her producers goes over the breakers.
I don't want any mercy from any court, I don't do anything but what is my duty to do as a citizen of this nation, and I don't ask you for mercy. I am asking for justice, and not mercy, and I ...
JayRaye 05/17/2015 14
Ancient Africa: A Short Overview of Homo Habilis
The first species to be classified as human, designated as Homo habilis , appeared in Africa over two million years ago. While similar in many physical features to the earlier Australopithecines, ...
Ojibwa 05/17/2015 33
Top Comments: Meet Sophie!
Steven Payne 05/16/2015 62
ATTN: Nuz Hounds - Upcoming Blogathon Information & Schedule / Round Two
Nuz Hounds: This is ROUND TWO of Scheduling for the Blogathon. If you asked to Join the Nuz Hounds Group, and missed the last diary, please respond in the comments and pick your shift! We will ...
Angie in WA State 05/16/2015 15
Livable Cities? Street Prophets Saturday
While cities are a relatively recent phenomenon, for most of their existence most people have not lived in them. In the past decade, however, city populations have grown to the point where most ...
Ojibwa 05/16/2015 15
Republican Austerity Kills. Literally
When I heard about the Amtrak train wreck outside of Philadelphia on Tuesday night my heart stopped for a few seconds. My son lives in Washington D.C. His girlfriend's family lives in NYC. I have ...
Libby Shaw 05/16/2015 20
Hellraisers Journal: Tears stream from the eyes of Mother Jones as she tells of industrial horrors.
I reside wherever there is a good fight against wrong-all over the country. Wherever the workers are fighting the robbers I go there. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````
JayRaye 05/16/2015 7
NOT BREAKING: CEOs Are Still Pigs At The Trough, Ripping Off Shareholders And Workers
Yeah, so, this is decidedly NOT new. CEOs are raking in vast riches yet again, using the usual confidence schemes they've used for a few decades. While inequality grows, it's still really, really ...
Tasini 05/16/2015 56
Origins of English: Phony Bigwigs
I suppose there may be a few people out there who have encountered people they considered to be bigwigs or phony or perhaps phony bigwigs. The etymologies of these words are shown below.
Ojibwa 05/16/2015 8
ArtKos: Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.509
Hello again painting fans.
boran2 05/16/2015 11
Top Comments: A Straight Irish Dad for Marriage Equality Edition
As you may know, Ireland will make an important decision on May 22 (or, should I say, 22 May). Voters will decide on whether or not same-sex couples, who are currently only allowed to enter into ...
Chrislove 05/15/2015 53
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, If You Vote For Fast Track, You Must RESIGN As DNC Chair
The gloves have to come off when it comes to individual members of Congress who vote for "fast track" and the Trans Pacific Partnership. I'm talking seriously funded primaries in 2016. I'm going to ...
Tasini 05/15/2015 209
Hillary & Establishment Groupthink Are Consistently WRONG
Mainstream thinking, not just Republican thinking, is consistently wrong. Justification and support for the Iraq War? WRONG. Catastrophically wrong. Multi-generational even. Centennial even. An ...
Words In Action 05/15/2015 146
Museums 101: Automobiles of the 1910s in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
During the second decade of the twentieth century, American automobile manufacturers were beginning to catch up with and even surpass their European counterparts. During this period, cars looked ...
Ojibwa 05/15/2015 14
Top Comments: A $150.00 House in gentrified Houston Heights?
bastrop 05/14/2015 53
How the Jeb Iraq Q Sanitizes the Iraq Debacle
I really like Greg Sargent's take on how the Iraq Q is sanitizing the runup to the Iraq Debacle, for everyone but Jeb. and that's not right. Sargent writes: Jeb’s contortions make good fodder ...
Armando 05/14/2015 9
Canada to the Rescue of Warren
Just a quick, but what seems important, post about TPP - Canada, you know, the country with that province that is like Texas (ie, oil & gas nirvana) that just elected its equivalent of Bernie Sanders,
We Shall Overcome 05/14/2015 75
Hellraisers Journal: Big Bill Haywood, "I am a partisan of the workers."
I am speaking for the working class, and I am a partisan of the workers. -Big Bill Haywood ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday May 14, 1915 ...
JayRaye 05/14/2015 7
Phila. High School Student Leads Walkout Over High Stakes Testing
Giancarlos Rodriguez, a high school student from Philadelphia's Penn Treaty High School in the city's Fishtown neighborhood, organized a walkout against Pennsylvania's Keystone Exams. The walkout ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/14/2015 2
Indians 101: Kootenai Political Organization
The Kootenai (also spelled Kutenai), whose homeland was in the area west of the Rocky Mountains in what is today western Montana, northern Idaho, and southeastern British Columbia, are generally ...
Ojibwa 05/14/2015 5
Russ Feingold, Fuck This Bi-Partisanship Crap. Give Us Some Jimmy Malone
C'mon. Enough of this. It's great that Russ Feingold is getting back in the game and running for the Senate; I'd give him some money. But, for crying out loud, stop this bowing down to the entirely ...
Tasini 05/14/2015 14
Top Comments: Aunties' Day
The weeks-long barrage of Mother's Day commercials was getting pretty depressing at our house. My wife Packrat lost her mother two years ago, and her absence looms large this time of year. Our ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/13/2015 68
Epistles from Dumbf*ckistan
I wrote a diary the other day that apparently struck a nerve. It got passed around some on Twitter and FaceBook and you wouldn't believe the swarm of haters and trolls that swept into the diary to ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/13/2015 284
Hellraisers Journal: Big Bill Haywood, Sec-Trea of IWW, Testifies Before the Walsh Commission
The Industrial Workers of the World is socialism with its working clothes on. -Big Bill Haywood ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Thursday May 13,
JayRaye 05/13/2015 8
BREAKING: Vatican Recognizing Palestinian State (OR: Pope Flips Off Bibi)
I'm not much for organized religion for a whole host of reasons (starting with anti-feminist, anti-gay stuff). But, hell (ooopppssss, better not say that either), this is pretty cool.
Tasini 05/13/2015 163
Top Comments: Hockey Fan Chants Edition
brillig has the night of after working so hard last week. Join me as I go back to my first love: hockey. Attending hockey games is always an interesting experience. Hockey fans are loud, ...
cohenzee 05/12/2015 59
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones, Clarence Darrow & Bill Haywood to Come Before Walsh Commission
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/12/2015 9
Warren, DeBlasio & Stiglitz Reveal Liberal Manifesto "Rewriting the Rules" at 9am - Livestream
Wow! I just stumbled onto this - can't wait! Economist Joseph Stiglitz, along with Bill DeBlasio and Elizabeth Warren will reveal today a comprehensive plan to address wealth inequality that was ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/12/2015 70
Top Comments - Preposterous Disputes, 2015
Some years ago, when I was very new to Daily Kos, I wrote a Top Comments diary that remains one of the ones I feel best about. brillig ’...
BeninSC 05/11/2015 54
Hellraisers Journal: Rebel Girl Describes Joe Hill: "tall, slender, very blond with deep blue eyes."
I am not afraid of death, but I'd like to be in the fight a little longer. -Joe Hill ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Tuesday May 11, 1915 Salt ...
JayRaye 05/11/2015 10
Top Comments: Ghost of Mother's Day Past Edition
It seems that much like continental drift we have holiday drift, whereby holidays drift from original purpose to another, often Hallmark-driven, end. Follow me below the spilled orange juice on ...
brillig 05/10/2015 45
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: A Catastrophic British Election Result, where do we go from here?
Like everyone else, I got it wrong. I was expecting a Tory minority government propped up by the Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) and the UK Independence Party ( UKIP ) if needed to get legislation ...
NY brit expat 05/10/2015 49
Hellraisers Journal: Teamster Strike at "Fever Heat," death struggle between strikers & capitalists.
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/10/2015 5

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