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|Cartoon: Les Beastiables -- Senator Lindsey Giraffe
|Bruce Bartlett interview
Those of you who already either ...
|Austin police officers injured in explosion while saving distraught man from burning car (VIDEO)
Two Austin, Texas police officers were injured while trying to help a distraught man who apparently tried to commit suicide via car explosion: Fire ...
|History of the Antiquities Act- Part 2- First monuments and Western backlash
This is the second part of my diary series on the History of the Antiquities Act. Part 1 can be found at the link below http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/26/1387712/-History-of-the-Antiquities-...
|NC Vetoed Magistrate Hate Bill may yet pass
SB 2 - The bill that would allow Magistrates and Register of Deeds to receive taxpayer funded income for not doing a major part of their jobs is very alive and may become law, even after Gov. Pat ...
|EVERYone for President!
It's time, people, for you to join the presidential race for the White House in 2016. This is not an original idea. Two dozen candidates - and counting! - have made themselves available, many ...
|Make Your Case - 2015
An essay by Paul Graham on how to disagree is summarized visually by this pyramid : Where does your comment fit into this ...
|God is Calling His People Home
I have a history of ministers in my bloodline, but not as extensively as, say, Martin Luther King, Jr., who was a fourth-generation preacher. My great-great-great-grandfather John Jackson Camp was a ...
|Atlanta Public Schools eliminate all elementary music programs and jobs
For Atlanta Public Schools, this is the week the music died. Depressing news out of Atlanta, where budget cutbacks ...
|PPP continues to find Republican Pat McCrory locked in a tight re-election contest
GOP Gov. Pat McCrory Public Policy Polling surveys North Carolina's gubernatorial contest and they continue to find a very ...
|NC-Gov: PPP Has Roy Cooper (D) Leading Pat McCrory (R) 44-41
Here's some good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of PPP: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2015/06/cooper-takes-small-lead-over-mccrory....
|Scott Walker wants to wreck the EPA. He's not the only one
|High Impact Posts: June 2, 2015||jotter||06/03/2015||4|
|Family Faces Jail & Fines for Cheering At Senatobia Mississippi Graduation
Prom and Graduation season is here along with all the antics that come with these rites of passage. The Superintendant for Senatobia Mississippi schools, Jay Foster, warned the audience to hold ...
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Back in January, a troop of deniers led by Monckton (and including Willie " $1m in dirty money " Soon) published a paper in a Chinese journal that made the claim that climate models overestimate ...
|Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa!"
It's "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays" on The After Show. We were going to call it "Germanic Mercury" but you know what they say, if you have to explain a joke, yada yada ya. A black ...
|Walmart's latest raises show just how low its pay is
You know you're a low-wage employer when you're bragging about raising base pay levels to $15 an hour ...
|Connect! Unite! Act! Glacier National Park, Maine, Phoenix & Asheville Meet-up Info — What if?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
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The morning ear worm strikes again. At Cedwyn's memorial Roo and I played a few Grateful Dead tunes. Started with Friend of the Devil, then we played Black muddy river, Me and my uncle and ...
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Cole 4 West Virginia 4 Coal
West Virginia Senate President and GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole Leading Off : • WV-Gov : On Tuesday, state Senate President Bill Cole became the first credible Republican ...
|Maybe space based weapons really want to destroy Richmond California
Democracy does have some negative policy externalities and perhaps the drought is having a mass effect on some otherwise quite progressive towns at the intersection of oil refineries and a ...
|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Rand's rotten reception reverberates
Elias Isquith : For the Republican Party in general, politically speaking, [the improving economy] was inconvenient — but not a disaster. Just as nature seeks to fill a vacuum, whichever party is ...
|Father & Daughter Team Up To Block One Of The Most Restrictive Abortion Bans Yet||Leslie Salzillo||06/03/2015||35|
|Texas - concealed weapons + drinking on campus
Carrying concealed weapons on campus will become legal on private and public campuses in Texas in August 2016 if the governor signs a bill passed by the Texas Legislature: Texas Lawmakers Pass a ...
|Morning Open Thread - Iconic Mary Ellen Mark
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 7:00 am Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel free to ...
|Joy of Fishes||06/03/2015||35|
|Bernie Sanders is one of us
Senator Bernie Sanders shares our political values. Senator Sanders has worked on our issues. Sen. Sanders has worked to build a real grassroots political movement in his home state of Vermont. ...
|Disease-a-week Challenge #2: the California Stem Cell Program vs. Alzheimer's disease
In the middle of the night, a was woman driving across a deserted highway overpass when she say man in pajamas at the side of the road....
|I See Said The Hammer to The Saw
This is one reason why I don't write science much. And why the bulk of my work is secured. 1. it took conventional science 10 years just to prove Pauli's theory. 2. And so far all conventional ...
|Quilt-chemo-babble and a Song
Yesterday, I was gently wrapped in the quilt that Sara R and Winglion created from the kindness of Kossacks. With IV needles and tubes arrayed, I settled into a volume of W. S. Merwin while Ms. ...
|Going to Mars... and Survival
There are, right at the ground 0 level significant issues with going to Mars, and human survival.
|The Great Melt-Out: Summer Comes Early to Heather Meadows
We live near the snowiest place on the planet. That's not just a saying - by measure, Heather Meadows, near the Mount Baker ski area in Washington, gets more snow than any other weather station ...
|Which Republican said self-interest as a primary principle is incompatible with civil liberty?
The longer quote is this: "...it (an action the speaker disagreed with) forces so many really good men amongst ourselves into an open war with the very fundamental principles of civil liberty -- ...
|IVH & LLS w/ James Corden
Please read and follow instructions before opening. Or consult your physician. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SPOILER WARNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Man Oh Man||06/02/2015||21|
It's been a while since I wrote a diary that didn't revolve around food (cooking or eating it) or the death of my mother. Writing the draft, I still have no idea where it's going to go. I'd ...
|Rachel Talks to Bernie -- About his Strong Rollout and his Cutting-edge Debate Ideas
Just watched the Interview. It was very good. Bernie is breaking records in Iowa, among other things. Well worth watching, if you missed it. The Rachel Maddow Show -- June 2 ...
|Kids, don't do drugs you don't like.
I think Starbucks should embrace sad hour, similar to pubs happy hour but instead a discount on coffee before we all go to work. To an outsider, Trader Joe's just looks like a place where ...
|Republican attacks on the EPA
A feature of the New Conservatism is a pathological anti environmentalism. This was not always so. many of the early conservationists were Republicans. Even ten years ago Sen McCain and Sen Graham ...
|Another year, another clusterf**k at the Tennessee Dept. of Education
The State of Tennessee Department of Education (Motto: We will spend millions of dollars to make our schools like China!) is so addicted to testing that they will simply do anything to hide how bad ...
|Toxic Substances are topic of Congress House Committee Markup today & Wednesday
Congressional fights over 62,000+ unregulated chemicals can be complicated by TPP, TTIP, & remand to each state. House Committee Markup today & Wednesday -- Hope you'll read on! ...
|Infighting in Kansas Senate Gives Small Number of Electeds Final Word
A deeply divided Kansas Senate debated the budget throughout the day in caucus and on the floor until Senate Republicans called for a do-over, reverting the bill to near original state and ...
|When GOP Gov. Pat McCrory Did The Right Thing
Republican Governor Pat McCrory did the right thing -- and in so doing showed the way for conservative Christian Republicans in the age of marriage equality. McCrory not only vetoed a North ...
How it all fits together and what it means when it changes. This diary will follow the progress of my work on building a coherent philosophy of the nature of my own humanity in an inhuman world. I ...
|#Black Lives Matter and The Climate Justice Movement
I recently ran across this article by Naomi Klein Why #Black Lives Matter Should Transform The Climate Debate . At Daily Kos, I've learned we white progressives have a bad habit of thinking ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 6/2/2015: Full Moon and Empty Head
Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically. ~ Rabindranath ...
|Huckabee Wishes He Were Trans In High School...So Do I
One day after former Olympian Bruce Jenner announced that she would now like to be known as Caitlyn Jenner, right-wing tabloid site World Net Daily released a video taken back in February featuring ...
|2 New Polls shows both frontrunners slipping as Republicans narrow the gap
Poll: Hillary Clinton Weakens on Trustworthiness While Jeb Bush Slides Into GOP Free-For-All Weakening ratings for Hillary Clinton present opportunities for her potential Republican opponents, even ...
|We Don’t Need Another Earthquake Movie
Last weekend the movie “San Andreas” premiered, and became the top-grossing film in the U.S. for that weekend. The movie is filled with action, explosions, thrills, and Dwayne Johnson’s large ...
|Do you find the tone of this piece puzzling?
This is old, but worth revisiting given the tone: http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/snow-sports/with-climate-change-winter-isnt-what-it-used-to-be/ It's the Seattle Times seeming to do their bit ...
|Bye FeLEGEcia: A 2015 Texas Legislative Wrap-Up
Ok everyone sing it with me… Ding Dong The Lege is Dead! Which Ole Lege? The TEXAS Lege! Ding Dong The Texas Lege is DEAD!! Though I guess it’s up to your point of view on just how ...
|A very young man with a very ambitious and ingenious way of cleaning up our oceans
20-year-old Boyan Slat is a young man who has come up with an idea about how we might be able to clean up our planet's ocean plastic pollution problem. That solution is The Ocean Cleanup. About 8 ...
|A few maps show Americans' views on climate change confused. But they like renewable energy
The map shows Americans are strong backers of renewable energy. David Roberts at ...
|Overheating Earth staggers into last chance saloon
The inhabitants of overheating Earth are starting to realize that they only have one last chance to stop the rising heat from their planet from overwhelming life on Earth as they know it. So they ...
|High Impact Posts: June 1, 2015||jotter||06/02/2015||9|
|Ohio: Agenda and Blueprint for Progressive Victory
Ohio is one of the most critical presidential battleground states in the country. The last Democratic presidential candidate to win the White House while not winning Ohio was John F. ...
|The "employer mandate" is the ultimate target of King v. Burwell
Sometime this month the U.S. Supreme Court should rule in King v. Burwell - the latest Republican lawsuit seeking to damage the ACA, or "Obamacare."
|The Daily Bucket - an otter daily bucket
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......
|Bees are getting dusted
The May 21 Nature carried a special section on bees (behind a paywall), and the heart of it was a detailed evaluation on the state of the science on the role of the insecticides known as ...
|How about some good news out of Arizona?
Over the last week, local and national news stories, including a handful of my diaries here, have ...
|Texas Legislature recesses until 2017
Thank the maker! The Lege finished up its 140 day session today. Their next session will be in 2017. As bad as it was, it could have been a whole lot worse. More ...
|On "Being Mortal" & Dealing with Cancer (Revised)
Every day we live, we are each one day closer to our own death. A truism, of course, but one that we tend to suppress in the rush and tumult of other demands on our attention and time. Until, one day,
|Who saw THAT coming? Phoenix mosque protest organizer sets up GoFundMe account
See a pattern here? Do or say something that's batshit crazily offensive, like refusing to serve pizza to a gay couple, then complain when the not-insane world says nasty things about you and ...
|Small Organic Business of Minority Owner Needs Your 2 Clicks
Flora's Organics is the tiny one-woman organic seedling/plant/flower/veg/fruit nursery of VERY LOW INCOME kosak Mona Twocats-Romero, a Native American in the running at the WellsFargo Works Project ...
|High Impact Posts: May 31, 2015||jotter||06/01/2015||7|
|Finding jobs while homeless (and roses)
Terrance, Aaron, Chelsie, Makala This is another entry in my series on a homeless family I've been trying to help. Fundraiser link: http://www.gofundme.com/uxuve6s Previous diaries are here:
|My Asperger's, my Politics
The author (middle), in traditional garb reflecting his European ancestry. I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in the summer of 2010, at the age of 39. I've always been quirky, kind of a nerd,
|Reverse Robin Hood: State taxes
Who pictures the IRS as Robin Hood and a state like Washingon as the Sheriff of Nottingham? But, that's the way it is . The average state is undoing efforts to address income inequality, according ...
|No longer girls, they are military veterans
Blue Butterfly Village Laydia Mockabee was one of the lucky ones. The homeless veteran finally found a place for herself and her children at the ...
|If Bernie beats HRC in the primaries, Its unrealistic
to think Bernie loses the general election. Comparing Bernie in 2016 to McGovern in 1972, saying Bernie loses like George did is a bit of a stretch. One should remember that the 1972 Democratic ...
|Odds & Ends: News/Humor (with a "Who Lost the Week?" poll)
I post a weekly diary of historical notes, arts & science items, foreign news (often receiving little notice in the US) and whimsical pieces from the outside world that I often feature in "Cheers & ...
|Week's High Impact Posts: May 23-29, 2015||jotter||05/31/2015||4|
|High Impact Posts: May 30, 2015||jotter||05/31/2015||5|
|Pamela Geller calls for Phoenix mosque to be investigated, site of Muhammad cartoon contest
Friday night approximately 500 demonstrators faced off at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix. While more than 800 people RSVP'd on the anti-Islam Facebook page to say they would attend, about ...
I spent over 30 years of my life working in agricultural biology. Mostly this was in biological control of insect pests and weeds. At the same time I followed my interests in the evolution, life ...
|Profiles, High and Low
Yours truly in High School NJROTC I live in Sugar Land, Texas, in Tom DeLay's old district. I attended one of the highest ranked public High Schools in Texas, Clements High School. I was active ...
|High Impact Posts: May 29, 2015||jotter||05/30/2015||5|
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