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|Mike Pence welcomes LGBT Americans to Indiana—ha!
|MO-Sen: Kander (D) Calls For A Constitutional Amendment To Overturn SCOTUS Ruling On Citizens United
Received this e-mail today from Secretary of State Jason Kander's (D. MO) U.S. Senate campaign: Ask ...
|AZ-Sen: Ann Kirkpatrick (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPP
Received this e-mail today from Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick's (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign:
|Republican Party chair is significantly out of his mind
It was just last month that Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee was singing the praises of the GOP majority (granted, he was peddling utter bullshit, but ...)
|IN-Gov: Mike "Religious Freedom To Discriminate" Pence (R) Welcomes Indy LGBT Pride Festival
I really have no words for this: ...
|KY-Gov: Kentucky Democrats Go After Matt Bevin (R) On Cockfighting
Received this e-mail today from the Kentucky Democratic Party: What's worse than supporting cockfighting? Trying to mislead ...
|John Kerry broke his leg, which proves he's rich (and possibly French)
Kerry, looking suspiciously like a cheese-...
|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 went to Disney World 41 years ago, so he can totally win Florida
"Magic Mountain was scary high!" Proving that there is no issue big or small that he won't ...
|Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…
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|Which decade would you want to be part of? 1920's forward
All things being equal, entertainment-wise, policy-wise, etc.... if you could magically teleport yourself to another time, would you? Would you stay in the present day? I have a huge feeling that ...
|Kamala Harris - yay?
As a California voter, I got a suggested like on my Facebook wall this morning for AG Kamala Harris' US Senate run for the seat being vacated next year by Senator Barbara Boxer. A few initial ...
|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 ...
So yeah, I lost my job in 2009 during the height of the bubble bursting and things are supposed to be getting so much better. But is it? I work for a publicly traded company that, last year, had ...
|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 ...
|The Daily Kos asked me to post my Opinion
About outing closeted gay Republicans. So here it is: I have always felt it is a travesty that gay Democrats are up-front about their sexuality, but NO Republicans are. South Carolina had a Lt.
|AP does it wrong: Sexualization of trans women
One presumes that a news organization would have a style guide for a reason. GLAAD summarizes the AP and New York Times style books here . And right there it says... Use the pronoun preferred by ...
|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 ...
|How long have you been modeming?
I went out to lunch today with an old friend who I met when they ran a BBS I started calling in the early 1980s, and we've remained friends since. I remember calling, way back when, on my Atari 800,
|LGBT Computer Science Scholarship at UC San Diego
The Center for Networked Systems at UC San Diego has just created a scholarship for LGBT students called the Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship supports Computer Science and ...
|Mike Huckabee: I wish I 'felt like a woman' in high school so I could 'shower with the girls'
You are a strange, strange man. Republican contender Mike Huckabee has an odd internal belief system. Molesting your ...
|KY-Sen: CREDO Action Goes After Rand Paul's (R) Pro-Extinction Bill
Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: Republicans in Congress have a problem. They ...
|Hear the Speech Evan Young Wasn't Allowed to Give as Valedictorian Because He is Gay
This will be a short diary. Since Evan Young was denied the right to give his address to his graduating class as Valedictorian of Twin Peaks High School in Longmont, Colorado , he was given the ...
|Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Happy LGBT Pride Month Golly gee, what might we have to celebrate this year? How about this: last year at this time 19 states issued marriage licenses to same-...
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|The Christian Right Hands Down Another Death Sentence
In Australia, the push for marriage equality has reached a tipping point. We're seeing opponents change their minds like never before, and yesterday, a bill was introduced into our Parliament to ...
|An *impossible* music video game: I dare you to play...
In the past I've started Alphabet games, where everyone comes up with a band from a certain decade or genre that follows down the alphabet...and we've managed to do so without any problems. Tonight ...
|America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, Explains Religious Freedom
America's Best (fundamentalist) Christian, Betty Bowers, is back to school us on religious liberty. Many of us remember her magnificent explanation of what a Bible-based marriage is. With ...
|This is Us!
Amazon has launched a new documentary series about transgender and gender non-conforming people, called This is Me . This Is Me is an online series exploring contemporary issues faced by the trans ...
|PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 5/29/15 Edition||poopdogcomedy||06/01/2015||2|
|Fox News just can't stop calling Caitlyn Jenner 'he'
"Call me Caitlyn," the upcoming cover of Vanity Fair says, over a picture of the woman who became famous as Olympic champion Bruce Jenner and had more recently been prominent on reality television ...
|Most Americans support same-sex marriage. Republicans still don't.
Most of America is ready for the Supreme Court to grant nationwide same-sex marriage ...
|Call These People, and Make Them Listen
Under the First Amendment, you have the right to petition your government to redress your grievances. Now would be a good time to do that. Today. According to public reports, the 18 Democratic ...
Not a long diary, but I thought it would be good to point fellow Kossacks to the new Vanity Fair cover with Caitlyn Jenner, 1976 Decathalon Gold Medalist. Caitlyn Jenner on the Cover of Vanity ...
but not just yet. As a very few of you know, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer in late 2012 and treated with radiation in 2013. The treatment appeared to have beaten the disease into ...
|Cheers and Jeers: Monday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Mount Meathead Erupts. Again. - "The state of Maine saw the governor once again throw a temper tantrum." ---Maine Senate minority leader Justin Alfond (D) -
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|Overnight News Digest: May 31, 2015
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, wader, Doctor RJ, rfall, JML9999 and Man Oh ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: May 31
Timeline Human life is so short when compared to the age of the universe. I've been thinking about this since I mentioned Marc Andreessen, the inventor of the web browser in my KTK of two ...
|LGBT Literature: Stonewall
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
|Next up? Barnard
Barnard College's trustees are expected to vote this coming week on the issue of transgender admissions. Mills, Mount Holyoke,
|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 ...
|Connect! Unite! Act! L.A., Glacier Nat'l Park, Maine & Phoenix Meet-Up Info — Gay Pride?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
|Roses: Street Prophets Sunday All Day Brunch
Welcome to Sunday Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. I was very happy to see that our new home has plenty of ...
|NOM's Hypocrisy Over Marriage And The Presidential Race
One very fascinating thing I have found about the most ardent anti-equality politicians is that they cannot understand why they may be questioned on their absurd positions after campaigning on them ...
|Open thread: Lost manhood, a white riot and dire predictions
What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... The myth of lost manhood in America, by Mark E Andersen The white riot that burned Greenwood to the ground, by Denise Oliver Velez Book Review: Dire Predictions ...
|The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow
Religious exemptions to various laws and regulations have been much in the news in recent years, particularly in relation to the advance of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. But the history of ...
|Top Comments: Telluride is turning off the lights and turning on the sky
But First, A Word From Our ...
|Am I the only one? Any other undecided voters? A poll.
I read Daily Kos every day and every night. I see the *passionate* people support either Clinton or Sanders or O'Malley and the reasons that they give. I understand why each candidate gets the ...
|On the lighter side
We trans people are generally thought to have absolutely no sense of humor about ourselves. Generally, our response to someone who says that is that we are still waiting for them to say something ...
|In Longmont, CO: Gay Valedictorian gets silenced by HS principal, then outed to his parents.
Clearly, we still have a looong way to go fighting for LGBTQIA acceptance. From Boulder's Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-schools/ci_28209959/longmont-valedictorian-silenced-
|20 burning questions Fox News' Megyn Kelly should ask Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will break their silence with Fox News Megyn Kelly " next week ." Looks like America's best Christians, the beleaguered Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will come out of ...
|Catholics for Marriage Equality and other Religious Views
Source for image: Image ...
|Connecticut Pastor Of LGBT-Inclusive Church Shot In Suspected Anti-Gay Hate Crime||librarisingnsf||05/30/2015||24|
|Why do good things happen to bad people?
Presidential candidate and paid paranoid Marco Rubio has joined the irrational chorus of Christian Conservative presidential contenders now peeing their pants in fear at the thought that the Supreme ...
|Some people drive me nuts: A crohn's disease rant.
This is a rant...and it contains references to poop. So...if either is not your thing, please do not proceed.
|Top Comments: Taste the Rainbow, Republicans
You know, you'd think that since I'm now only writing for Top Comments every other week, I'd actually be able to write diaries . I had just the topic in mind for tonight, but it was apparently ...
|Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Words of Wisdom for 2015 Grads "You're stepping into a world that's, well, pretty rough. It's pretty chaotic, pretty divisive. You've got climate change, you've ...
|Bill in Portland Maine||05/29/2015||152|
Shane Ortega ha served three combat tours...two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan...two as a marine and one in the Army...two as a woman and one as a man. Sgt. Ortega is stationed at Wheeler Army Air ...
|Tennessee Television Station Refuses To Air Freedom To Marry Ad
Freedom To Marry has produced a number of marriage equality ads in the past few years. No television station has refused to air any of those ads till now. Chatanooga-based WRCB has refused to air ...
|California Group discovers one of the causes of Drought – immigration…
The group, Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) ran a television ad across the state where a young boy asks “if Californians are having fewer children, why isn't there enough water? ...
|Santa Barbara Oil Spill: 50 Years of Drill, Spill, Repeat
Photo: Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara Fire Department Memorial Day typically ...
|Judge disqualifies all 250 prosecutors in Orange County, CA because of widespread corruption
Between San Diego and Los Angeles is Orange County, California. With more than 3 million residents, it's larger than 21 states. If Orange County were a separate country, its economy would be the ...
|Phyllis Schlafly bemoans that today's immigrants aren't white enough to her liking
Phyllis Schlafly has always been a racist, right-wing jackass, but at least she's honest about ...
|Comedy classic game: Can you find one?
The other night I wrote a diary asking everyone to list their favorite childhood 45, one in which they wore out the needle on. A lot of people wrote in the comments section and shared their ...
|Kyler's Mom calls for change
I wrote about Kyler on Tuesday: Sometimes life gets too hard Kyler's mother has decided to use Kyler's painful passing as an instrument to create change. The passing of my son was the most ...
|Bill O'Reilly: Simpletons responsible for liberals catching up to conservatives
|WI-Sen: Ron Johnson (R) Says The Lego Movie Is Part Of A Propaganda Campaign Against Business Owners
Some more lunacy from the most vulnerable Tea Party U.S. Senator: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/28/lego-movie-scripted-by-karl-marx_n_7462068.html?utm_hp_ref=politics ...
|The California Frack Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Fractivist
A short time ago, in a crowded senate meeting, a fracking moratorium died. SB 1132 was defeated 18-16-6 with 4 Democrats voting against the bill and 3 Democrats abstaining. The Democrats who voted ...
|For many of California's poorest residents, a brighter, greener future is on the way
Grid Alternative team installing solar panels in Compton, CA Approximately 1,600 impoverished households in California are set to get free or low cost solar panels for their homes. Saving precious ...
|Mysterious tar balls wash ashore popular beach near Los Angeles
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water..... This can't be good: A slick of unidentified tar-like ...
|Those Damned Hippies. They Saved the Berkeley Post Office.
In early April, the US Postal Service won. They got a Federal Judge to dismiss , without prejudice, Berkeley's lawsuit against the sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office.
|Cheers and Jeers: Thursday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Things You Find Between the Sofa Cushions Please rise and place your hand over your heart as Billy in Portland Maine, age 7 circa 1972, leads us in the Pledge:
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|That word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Apparently we're getting out of control. Yes...control. I believe that's the key word. Focus on the Family and Family Research Council are upset. Transgender people are winning more acceptance ...
|Identification in a changing society
I am a transwoman. This means that I have a female mind and was born with a male body. I now identify as female while making the effort to change my body to match how my brain says it should be. ...
|California Field Poll: Clinton Leads Big... GOP Candidates Flounder
The highly-respected Field Poll has just released some new numbers out of California that should surprise no one. The former First Lady, who won the California Democrat primary in her last bid ...
|Advocacy groups urge Governor Brown to stop irrigating crops with oil field wastewater
Oil industry representatives, in response to criticism over their use of water for fracking and steam injection oil drilling operations during the drought, have claimed that oil field wastewater can ...
|Disease-a-week Challenge #1: California vs. Lou Gehrig's Disease
Last year, chronic disease cost America as much as all federal income tax and that year's installment of the national debt combined. Let me prove ...
|Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Things I Learned from Republicans in May: The giant, pulsating Bin-O-Edumacation is already full to the brim with four days to go. To quote the great Colin Powell:
|Bill in Portland Maine||05/27/2015||78|
|Music Game: Find one and only one song from your childhood...
....that you have not seen or heard in ages and post it. I have found one in the deep recesses of my brain, and now it is your turn. :) Was there a 45 you wore out when you were a kid that you've ...
|Houston Area Kossacks 5/30 Meetup: Final Call for RSVPs
I hope all of our Houston Area Kossacks are relatively dry after our storm last night! This is just a final reminder about our upcoming meetup, which is scheduled for this Saturday, May 30, at 1:...
|Republican dilemma: Is the Pope infallible or just a nice guy with an opinion
For many years, when it came to abortion and birth control, Republicans' cheerfully trotted out the Pope and Catholic teachings to justify draconian anti-...
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