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What Conservatives (And Politico) Still Don’t Understand About Fox News
Earlier this month Bruce Bartlett published a paper titled "How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics." Bartlett is a veteran conservative operative who worked in both the George H.W.
News Corpse 05/25/2015 2
My Memorial Day 2015
There is a Creamery just down the road and Sunday was just the perfect day for the first ice cream cone of the season. It was one of those rare combinations of warm sunshine tempered with just the ...
Wonton Tom 05/25/2015 1
It's Memorial Day...and I miss my Dad.
My Dad didn't die in battle, nor did he die while on active duty. He passed away just eight years ago, at the age of 80; that was almost four decades after his retirement from active military service.
wesmorgan1 05/25/2015 9
Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day
United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "
Denise Oliver Velez 05/25/2015 87
The Daily Bucket - Suspect Apprehended and Brought to Justice
I have mentioned in previous conversations that a large snake has been living in my basement. The snake itself had eluded observation, but there were plenty of pieces of shed skins to convince me ...
foresterbob 05/25/2015 72
This may be the greatest performance of a song ever recorded
"The Little Sparrow" singing her signature song, "La vie en rose:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzeLynj1GYM Or maybe it's this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
Old Redneck 05/24/2015 24
Meat Grown In A Vat. What Could Go Wrong?
Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands made the news in 2013 with the world's first lab-grown hamburger. He and his research team have been working since then to turn the ...
Th0rn 05/24/2015 100
I didn't serve in Vietnam for freedom...
or liberty, or the flag. I didn't serve for the reasons people think of when they tell me, "Thanks for your service." I knew that this war was not about any of that stuff. I served for 365 days ...
Zwoof 05/24/2015 106
Mozilla Firefox Do I Have To Update?
I need simple software advice. Please leave all advice in the comments . Thank You . I know whom to ask. Kossack's know everything! I am a computer illiterate. Probably, maybe a 1st grader and I don'
rebel ga 05/24/2015 36
Waco designates May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month
File this under 'you can't make this shit up'. AP: Days after a biker shootout at a Waco restaurant, the same group that organized the motorcyclists' meeting that turned violent received a Waco ...
Tomtech 05/24/2015 16
The promise of NewSpace
Ceres as revealed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers). The bright spots may be water ice. We throw a lot of terms around here on Daily Kos, ...
DarkSyde 05/24/2015 62
"Black People Had War Declared on Them By Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf."
On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, in response to window breaking during ...
jpmassar 05/24/2015 29
Are corporations 'raiding' the United States?
This is my first "diary" here at Daily Kos. I don't know if this post is appropriate for this site. It is more a collection of musings and questions than a presentation of facts and information. I ...
mwreding 05/24/2015 45
D'var Torah: Shavuot and the Book of Ruth
The five scrolls or megillot, The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations, are read during the year on different holidays. Ruth, my subject here, is read on Shavuot . This is ...
ramara 05/24/2015 5
When Scientists Put A Thumb On The Scale
Autism from vaccines? Cloning stem cells? Easy way to create stem cells? These erroneous studies were published in the peer reviewed Lancet, Science and Nature say a couple of scientific journal ...
ban nock 05/24/2015 36
How a Southern white boy unlearned racism
I am going to give in to Denise Oliver Velez's request to turn a comment into a diary. The aversion to length (TL;DR) is a peculiar modern affliction, but I will make it easier for people who ...
TarheelDem 05/24/2015 21
Situation Becomes Desperate in Kansas Mental Health Hospitals
The situation with Kansas mental health care providers has continued to grow more problematic. Over the last four years, I've written about continued cuts , Staffing Shortfalls , as well as concerns ...
Chris Reeves 05/24/2015 11
#sekritarmy robo calls (pooties, woozles, and stuff)
You ever get the feeling you aren't being heard? Don't worry, we have an app for that.
whoknu 05/24/2015 42
Memorial Day Lesson, with Steel Guitars
In my early days of the Vietnam War, my crew and I slept on Guam, an island from which our B52s flew west day and night. Sometimes, our flying schedule left us some room to head to the airbase's ...
B52D 05/24/2015 6
Empirical versus Theoretical
On page 198 Problems of Empiricism: Volume 2: Philosophical Papers 1985. Paul Feyerabend describes a quote attributed to Einstein from a lecture in Prague in 1920: If the observations of ...
PriceRip 05/24/2015 58
When Hippies Roamed the Earth
Tears well as a tsunami of emotion rises in me threatening to break through my skin and fill the world. All it takes is a song, a word, a memory - and I rumble like an earthquake down where the deep ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/24/2015 250
Sea Star Loss is Mussels Gain
Note that the video above was shot on May 8, 2015, set to Debussy's Clair de Lune, by the YouTube user NorthOlbo who makes wonderful pieces about the British Columbian coast. Check him out. The ...
MarineChemist 05/24/2015 7
UPDATED: PERSONAL: Here's why I reacted so strongly to the "Attorney Chad" incident.
About a week ago, I posted an off-topic entry called "Attorney Chad" is about to have a really bad weekend. It appears that after the tragic Amtrak derailment a couple of weeks ago, a Philadelphia-...
Brainwrap 05/24/2015 46
Dublin Catholic Archbishop: Church Needs a Reality Check
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin says he voted no, but recognizes that this election represents a reality check for the Catholic Church. Ireland, one of the world's most predominantly ...
Chris Reeves 05/24/2015 86
David Frum suggests that immigrants are drinking most of California's water
Unbelievable b.s. coming from David Frum, a conservative senior editor at The Atlantic, charging that immigrants are responsible for California's water crisis. Population has grown by 10 mn ...
VL Baker 05/24/2015 63
Wildflowers at 7500' in the Southern Rockies ~Photo Heavy
Earlier this week, in between the much-appreciated & simultaneously disagreeable-to-hiking rain storms, I took my dogs out for a wildflower sight-seeing hike. We went to a close, common hike for us, ...
Thinking Fella 05/24/2015 72
The Inoculation Project 5/24/2015: Human Circuits!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/24/2015 16
GUS: Happy LGBT Equal Rights Demanded by the Irish Weekend w/ Recipes
Good Sunday, GUSgreenies!!!!!!! Sure, we all know my entire ancestral family pushed the vote wayyyyyy over the top for the Yes vote in Ireland for Marriage Equality. You can thank me and mine later.
gchaucer2 05/24/2015 40
Dawn Chorus:Open Thread
There is no Dawn Chorus diary today but please post bird photos, queries, cool sightings, etc. in a comment. Any and all are welcome. To get the ball rolling below are some photos of a juvenile ...
matching mole 05/24/2015 45
2015 Backyard Science Yardbird Race Tally #5
Welcome to the 2015 Daily Kos Backyard Science Yardbird Race! This is the fifth tally for 2015, and is the official place to post your sightings, ask for help, and brag some if you wish. Here's ...
bwren 05/24/2015 79
How did you begin to unlearn racism?
Overpass Light Brigade, "Unlearn Racism" When the Overpass Light Brigade brought the message of " ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/24/2015 501
A Haunting Portrait of War
There isn’t a day that goes by when the thundering echoes of war escape us. Today, we live in a world rife with radical extremists like al Qaeda and daesh, defiantly justified to maim and kill in ...
Marinade Dave 05/24/2015 11
It's the iPhone's world, we just live in it ... for now
A wild boar and domestic pigs from Darwin's The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication In 2001, Michael Pollan authored a fine popular science book called ...
Mark Sumner 05/23/2015 77
Regression to the mean question for biologically-trained.
In commenting on another poster's misunderstanding of Regression to the Mean, I recalled a question on that subject that I have had before. My understanding is that Dalton expected that ...
Frank Palmer 05/23/2015 10
Faux Pause, appendix
This is just a short appendix to my post from yesterday , wherein I described fraud being perpetrated by the likes of Monckton and Watts in convincing low-information types that global warming (aka ...
OutOnALimb 05/23/2015 2
This week in the war on workers: Who gets the benefits of trade deals?
The Senate advanced fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday.
Laura Clawson 05/23/2015 49
Kansas Rocked by 4.6 Earthquake
The Kansas Community of Pratt was rocked this afternoon with a 4.6 Earthquake. The earthquake, located about 89 miles west of Wichita and close to nearby Pratt is neither the first or largest ...
Chris Reeves 05/23/2015 81
Praise for Joy of Fishes
A short diary, praising the kindness, dedication, compassion, and steadfast good spirit who is known here as Joy of Fishes. More may be forthcoming from others Kossacks. I'll merely remark that she ...
43north 05/23/2015 24
Journalism ver .02 - Now With Electrolytes!
How bad is modern American Journalism? It's so bad that the burning question of the day on the intertubes and elsewhere revolves around whether or not they are even necessary in order for a ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/23/2015 39
The Daily Bucket - Enormous Plankton Database
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 05/23/2015 52
Why I Don't Sing
It was a November day and I was one of a swarm of 62 second graders at St. Bede The Venerable Grammar School. I'd had a bumpy landing in grammar school and still spent most of my days in a state of ...
Emmet 05/23/2015 52
How many minimum wage hours would you have to work to afford rent in your state?
Click map to enlarge Minimum wage increases passed by cities and states around the country are great news for low-...
Laura Clawson 05/23/2015 68
Apparently, 136 Bullets Were NOT Enough.
OOPS : Someone put an autoplay video embed in the comments. If you hear audio you can go here and stop the video from playing. -----
jpmassar 05/23/2015 253
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
Saturday Morning Home Repair
The Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (SMHRB) is where we gather to discuss the many and varied aspects of home repair. Some here are trained professionals. Some, talented DIYers. All are welcome.
eeff 05/23/2015 39
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Republicans and their base
WaPo : Democrats say they are happy to see Republicans race to the right, since they believe it will put the eventual GOP nominee out of step with the general electorate. Some Republicans are ...
Greg Dworkin 05/23/2015 219
The Irish Referendum - Secrets and Solitude
There is a character in Thornton Wilder’s play, “Our Town,” named Simon Stinson, an alcoholic with secrets, we are told, who was “Not cut out for small town life.” Simon lived in the ...
candideinnc 05/23/2015 13
Racial politics in the social media age
What should universities do about professors who make provocative statements, and to what extent should social media users get drawn in to the controversies? Cross posted from Pruning Shears .
danps 05/23/2015 22
I used to post here often, but not so much anymore
I still come here, but for different reasons. My circumstances have changed, and I no longer have the time to write like I used to. I still read...but I have so little time to write. So little ...
Keith930 05/22/2015 72
A Week in the Life of ACA Signups
I've been sending out these weekly digests to my mailing list for months now, but figured some here might be interested in it as well (and most of the compilation work is already done so what the ...
Brainwrap 05/22/2015 2
Ceres: spots' spectrum similar to ice
The famous spots, imaged on May 16 from a distance of 7,200 kilometers. Pixels in this image are 700 meters wide. Christopher Russell, principal investigator for the Dawn Mission, says the ...
atana 05/22/2015 30
Monckton and Watts inadvertently reveal global warming "Pause" to be clumsy fraud
The idiot climate denialist website http://wattsupwiththat.com, run by the idiot climate denialist Anthony Watts , is fond of running graphs proclaiming NO GLOBAL WARMING FOR ‘XX’ YEARS ‘X’ ...
OutOnALimb 05/22/2015 68
A switch was flipped and now southern peninsula Antarctic glaciers are rapidly melting.
Scientists have discovered that the ice shelves of South Antarctica, located in the Bellingshausen sea , are in rapid melt. This new study follows reports that the remnants of Larsen B should ...
Pakalolo 05/22/2015 76
On Redemption and Change: How One Man's Story Inspires the Battle to Change Minds and Hearts
In a Columbia office building, one older lawyer discusses and debates the issues of the day with the vigor of a much younger man. You'll have to excuse South Carolina's Tom Turnipseed if it doesn'...
Grizzard 05/22/2015 15
Update: Ireland: Historic Vote Today on Marriage Equality -- Polls closed. Counting tomorrow.
Update: h/t tapu dali Vote counting starts tomorrow IPT (Irish Pub Time). Update 2: Caution!!! Auto video at the start but can be quickly turned off. Polls closed/historic vote. Nice tweets ...
gchaucer2 05/22/2015 25
Black Kos, Week In Review
Marijuana - The Playing Field is not Level Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar I don't smoke. I have never lit up a joint in my life. But I know a lot about the good ol' Mary Jane . I can ...
Black Kos 05/22/2015 111
In just five weeks, $2M climate denier lawsuit implodes
Well that was fast. You may or may not have heard of Dr. Edward Wegman, a statistics professor at George Mason University, who got in very hot water a few years ago on well-founded charges of ...
Keith Pickering 05/22/2015 11
USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revises U.S. Wind Energy Potential Map in All 50 States
The U.S. Department of Energy revises wind energy potential map for the entire U.S. and which shows the areas of the United States evaluated with increased (or new) wind energy potential with ...
LakeSuperior 05/22/2015 6
Scott Walker Fired as Chair of His Own Job Creation Agency
The Joint Finance Committee of the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has agreed to a set of changes to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), including a provision to fire ...
Giles Goat Boy 05/22/2015 8
Shavuot D'var Torah: Prophets and Angels
This Saturday night is Shavuot, zman matan Torateinu ; the holiday on which we commemorate the giving of the Torah. Traditions on this holiday include decorating one's home with flowers, eating ...
Batya the Toon 05/22/2015 14
Rapid Warming is Here
The Oceans have begun to heat up at rates double those observed by scientists only 6 years ago. This graphic, released today by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) represents ...
New Minas 05/22/2015 12
Monckton outfoxed by a calendar in his fight to censor art
Ian Wolter's "Lest We Forget Those Who Denied" Remember when UK student Ian Wolter created a masterpiece of denier commentary? The seven-foot,
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/22/2015 2
Writing Successfully at Daily Kos - A Few Tips
Over the last few days at Daily Kos we've had several debates over editorial content and control as well as guidelines that writers follow. As a site that lives as a peer-reviewed source, Daily ...
Chris Reeves 05/22/2015 78
The Daily Bucket - Friendly Seal sighting
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.  Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
OceanDiver 05/22/2015 90
The Reading of Names at Graduation
I am a high school counselor and each May I get ready to read the names of about 100 seniors as they walk across the stage at one of the most important milestones in their lives, graduation. As ...
wkspray 05/21/2015 40
10% of the U.S. population is now enrolled in ACA-enabled healthcare coverage.
Cross-posted at ACASignups....
Brainwrap 05/21/2015 7
I've lost my handgun virginity
Last week, I fired a handgun for the first time in my life. And for those of you hoping to learn that my experience transformed me from a gun-phobe to a gun-lover: Sorry. I never want to do that ...
gloriasb 05/21/2015 86
The Ever-Mutating Iraq Call to Arms: A Recollection
Hey everyone. My first diary in a long while. Something I've been mulling for years and just never seen articulated quite in this way. So here goes, and I'll try to keep it short. All this recent ...
pistols at dawn 05/20/2015 43
Now where'd I put that blue marble...
Oh, there it is. It can be easy to miss, from this deep in the well. It doesn't look much like a marble from down here. Sure, achieve enough altitude and its gorgeous curves can be descried, ...
Hammerhand 05/20/2015 23
Are you tired of studies saying loneliness will kill you? So am I!
Lucy Montrose 05/20/2015 144
Wonder What Bin Ladin Read in Bed?
Need to know what volumes were on Bin Ladin's bookshelf? Curious if his reading tastes were close to yours? Ever consider if what you read makes you who you are, or is who you are dictated by what ...
Limelite 05/20/2015 64
Living Disabled: My Household Challenges
I have been disabled for about 6 years now. It's amazing the number of people who look at you and assume you are faking it. I'm not a light weight person, in fact I'm carrying far too much ...
prettymeadow 05/20/2015 27
Adieu to Mad Men, and the perfect non ending.
So I know I'm a bit behind here, but just watched the finale of Mad Men, after being a devoted fan through all its seasons. Some seasons were better than others, some episodes were better than ...
StellaRay 05/19/2015 80

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