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The Grieving Room: Memorial Day Open Thread
I am posting this as an Open Thread for people who want a place to gather. Many people today are grieving family and friends who served and/or died in uniform. Others are grieving deaths that ...
TrueBlueMajority 05/25/2015 1
The Evening Blues - 5-25-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/25/2015 1
Kitchen Table Kibitzing - 5.25.15 — Garden Paths
We love to garden and enjoy nothing more than hanging out in our gardens or being on the back deck looking out over them. It's so lush right now but very soon the heat of summer will become a ...
paradise50 05/25/2015 2
Why don't poor people just get jobs? Because they already did.
The contrast between hardworking Americans and shiftless, lazy, poor people is a favorite of Republicans as they try to cut safety net ...
Laura Clawson 05/25/2015 2
Have some fun: reply to TransCanada's clueless twit
Today, TransCanada — builders and promoters of both Keystone XL and the Energy East tar sands pipelines — had this to say about their commitment to protect the environment: We help protect the ...
VL Baker 05/25/2015 2
Charles C. Johnson gets booted off Twitter for wanting to "take out" Deray McKesson
Surprised no one's mentioned this, but right-wing troll Charles C. Johnson has gone over the line again. Yesterday, Twitter shut off his mic for the fourth time after he asked his followers to help ...
Christian Dem in NC 05/25/2015 10
ACLU challenges anti-transgender Michigan identification policy
The ACLU is representing six transgender Michigan residents who are suing the Michigan Secretary of State in federal court (Eastern District of Michigan) seeking to change a policy which almost ...
rserven 05/25/2015 7
Lawmakers overestimate how conservative their districts are—by a lot
Loud, but not representative This bears repeating. We've heard before that lawmakers tend to presume their own districts are much more conservative than they are, but it's the degree to which they'...
Hunter 05/25/2015 34
Santa Barbara disaster the result of Big Oil's capture of the regulatory apparatus
The same region devastated by the Santa Barbara Oil Spill devastated of 1969 is now the scene of a massive clean up of crude oil by the state and federal governments and volunteers. The ...
Dan Bacher 05/25/2015 3
Rich Lowry was very, very upset over Michelle Obama's commencement speech
It appears First Lady Michelle Obama acknowledging ...
Hunter 05/25/2015 58
Russian Waitress educates customer on how to treat a woman.
Because he clearly didn't know. 2 guys are at a bar, the waitress is nearby...waiting. She approaches the man on the further barstool with what appears to be the check and he responds by trying to ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/25/2015 31
Mass Graves Found in Malaysia After Obama Opposes TPP Exclusion of Human Rights Violators
An amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority prohibiting human trafficking, child and slave labor passed through the U.S. Senate Finance Committee despite strong opposition by President Obama and ...
Stephen Benavides 05/25/2015 24
Good evening. How much Scott Walker would you like to buy tonight?
The best thing about Scott Walker's three-star super PAC price guide is that they've made it look like a menu, making it crystal clear that you're buying something. Would you prefer one ...
Hunter 05/25/2015 55
sHell No: Deniers Double Down on Purity Test Trolling
Protests against Shell's plan for Arctic drilling have received global attention. From the actions of kayaktivists around Seattle to Shell's annual stockholder meeting, Shell has been receiving a ...
James Wells 05/25/2015 18
Kansas Legislators Receive Praise And Warnings From ALEC
Kansas Legislators are preparing to return to work tomorrow in an overtime session of a state body originally scheduled to adjourn more than a week ago. What holds them in Topeka rather than back at ...
Chris Reeves 05/25/2015 14
Why Does the United States Still Honor White Supremacist Confederate Trash on Memorial Day?
Memorial Day was a tradition inaugurated after the American Civil War by (now) freed black Americans. Black America's history is American history, even while too many of those who are invested in ...
chaunceydevega 05/25/2015 139
Capitol Police to undergo additional bathroom training
Raise your hand if you found someone else's ...
Hunter 05/25/2015 40
Who Would You Be Now, If You'd Lived?
Dear Little Brother If you'd lived through Viet Nam, who would you be now? For one thing, you'd 69 years old, still six years younger than me. I still giggle when I remember how , as a child, you ...
scribe 05/25/2015 12
Midday open thread: Middle East needs imperialism? Emissions controls to slash coal; Kincannon flips
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is The bad intelligence : What you may have missed on ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 18
Dog in Thailand Saves Infant discarded in trash
Hero dog saves the life of an infant baby who was discarded in the trash in Thailand. More below the fold.
AllenMcw 05/25/2015 21
Memorial Day Songs
Just some songs for the holiday....
BFSkinner 05/25/2015 25
Moondai Furbutts: 25 May
Hope you're all enjoying your day off. Ceiling Cat says to spare a moment to remember those who cannot be here today. Thank you, and....
The Marti 05/25/2015 57
Teachers of the Year tell us what's holding students back and where they'd spend education money
President Obama with 2015 teacher of the year Shanna Peeples. Every year, each state chooses its teacher of the year. This year, the Council of Chief State School Officers and ...
Laura Clawson 05/25/2015 37
U.S. is paying the price for not investing in trains, and it's stupid
House Speaker John Boehner may think it's "stupid" to suggest that the recent fatal Amtrak crash had anything to do with lack of funding, but the evidence ...
Laura Clawson 05/25/2015 74
Media figures lament decline of British Empire
Quite a nice lady, in fact. Fareed Zakaria, who shouldn't be published anywhere considering ...
brooklynbadboy 05/25/2015 48
A Part of My Uncle Died in the Vietnam Jungle: Not All Who Die from War Die in War
Not until daybreak on the second day of the battle did a helicopter manage to land and evacuate the few survivors, leaving behind the bodies of most of Supply Column 21.There were 564 dead Viet Cong ...
Grizzard 05/25/2015 17
High Impact Posts: May 24, 2015
jotter 05/25/2015 4
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 76
A special pup needs some help and love.
A friend of mine recently began volunteering at a shelter in Texas. Recently, she encountered a puppy whose front legs don't seem to work right, and she captured the following moment on video.
Birddroppings 05/25/2015 31
SHOCKING NEWS: Economists Link Big Banks Use of Credit Default Swaps to 2008 Financial Collapse
It my seem strange to anyone who has followed the debate over the causes of the 2008 housing bubble collapse and the resulting financial crisis that triggered the "Great Recession," but it took ...
Steven D 05/25/2015 129
History 101: "Globists Cannot be Christians"
Within the overall Christian community, there continues to be waged the debate over who is really a Christian and who is not. For many, this is a debate about belief: belief in the Bible rather than ...
Ojibwa 05/25/2015 23
Original Americans forgotten on Memorial Day
The All-Nations Native American Veterans Memorial in Jefferson, Oregon [This is an edited and updated reprise of an essay first written for Memorial Day in 2010.] My ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 44
What a waste ... Memorial Day (a short story)
This short story was previously published on Monday, May 28, 2012, as "Memorial ...
Mark E Andersen 05/25/2015 37
I've witnessed your suffering as the battles raged higher
While it is fitting to remember and mourn those who were lost in our wars, the majority of the graves with all those little flags placed on them are those who survived. Unfortunately for many they ...
BOHICA 05/25/2015 12
The Lecture Bill O'Reilly Inspired Me to Give to My Students
I teach a college course on jazz and hip hop at a Southern California university, and after listening to Fox's Bill O'Reilly bloviate last week about how hip hop and rap are to blame for declining ...
Doctor Jazz 05/25/2015 27
Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, L.A. & Glacier Nat'l Park Meet-up Info — Oh Baby?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
navajo 05/25/2015 97
So You Want To Control Global Population? Easy.
A two step program 1] Educate women 2] Easy access to multiple forms of free birth control. In every country, even regions of rapidly expanding population [eg India] where women are educated and ...
LaFeminista 05/25/2015 162
Cartoon: The bad intelligence
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
Tom Tomorrow 05/25/2015 46
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 113
NOM's Self-Refuting Rationalization Of The Passage Of Marriage Equality In Ireland
It's a tough time to be on the wrong side of history right now. The side that constantly crows "Let the people vote!" lost 62-38 on Friday. Of course, democracy only matters to them when it goes ...
leftprogressive 05/25/2015 13
Daily Kos Radio is IN FOR REPAIRS at 9 am ET!
What does that mean? It means that the trusty MacBook that has powered the show for three years is on the blink, and might have to go live on the Apple Farm, if you know what I'm saying. But, ...
David Waldman 05/25/2015 1
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 131
Carly Fiorina, new GOP star
Reports out of Iowa, the Athens of the Midwest, have Carly Fiorina becoming the new darling of the Publican primary campaign (see for example the Good Gray Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/25/us/
cborgia 05/25/2015 91
When American troops were welcomed and remembered
with love and honor can be seen in a a piece in today's Washington Post titled Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten. It is about an American cemetery in ...
teacherken 05/25/2015 5
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Young people getting shafted on pay; the real first Memorial Day
E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes The right’s political correctness : Accommodating right-wing primary voters poses real risks to the party in next year’s elections. Its candidates’
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 48
Anne Meara has died
I'm waiting to board a flight back to Chicago from Paris and I just noticed that Anne Meara has died . These days she is perhaps best known as the mother of Ben Stiller and the wife of Jerry ...
Demi Moaned 05/25/2015 14
Overnight News Digest: May 24, 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 ...
side pocket 05/24/2015 40
KosAbility: Taking a Step Back
I need to let y'all know that I've got some personal stuff occurring right now and coming up that, over the next couple or three months, is going to require a great deal of my time and small stores ...
postmodernista 05/24/2015 16
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 148
Open thread for night owls. A reprise: 'Lies, Damned Lies, a Searchable Database of Lies'
Meteor Blades 05/24/2015 70
Top Comments: Role Model Edition
In the midst of 24/7 exposure on social media to the horrific mess that is admitted child molester Josh Duggar and his felony coverup parents, I read a variety of tweets under the hashtag #...
brillig 05/24/2015 41
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 138
the Santa Barbara oil spill, a toxic Texas oil well blowout, and other news…
highlights from last week's oil patch news...
rjsigmund 05/24/2015 4
April’s consumer prices, new housing construction, existing home sales, et al
a brief synopsis of this week's economic reports...
rjsigmund 05/24/2015 2
American reality distorted by media coverage and police response
In the last few days America witnessed something many have been stating for decades. The media coverage and interpretation of events is demonstrably race based. I walked into my home from after ...
Egberto Willies 05/24/2015 95
IGTNT: "I Served in the United States Navy"
I Got The News Today (IGTNT), which is one of the oldest continuous series on Daily Kos, provides members of this community a venue to pay their respects to those who have died as a result of the ...
JaxDem 05/24/2015 58
Not The Evening Blues Sunday Edition
Not the Evening Blues yet again. This is going to be a bass sampler and I'll probably be doing dinner when it first postsor soon after. Nonetheless, but there's a hole to plug here. Yep, BASS, ...
enhydra lutris 05/24/2015 44
Kitchen Table Kibitzing: May 24
New Views We are fortunate to live on a hill with nice views close and distant. The views change from season to season as trees leaf out and the become bare, but most of our trees are ...
side pocket 05/24/2015 82
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 38
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 19
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 84
Huckabee Should Be Made to Eat These Words Now
When Huckabee gave his 'Uncle Sugar' speech in January 2014, I wouldn't have given him a pass on it the way that MSNBC did. Here's the text for those who are unable to access the video clip: “If ...
Mark Lippman 05/24/2015 54
Sanders: Campaign coverage should focus on issues instead of outrage, gossip and Facebook comments
Meteor Blades 05/24/2015 166
Did Jim Bob and Michelle think reporting Josh's behavior would "damage the body of Christ"?
Looking at the Josh Duggar police report, one question is obvious--how in the world did Jim Bob and Michelle not go to the police immediately? This was light years beyond kids messing around. ...
Christian Dem in NC 05/24/2015 62

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