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Willard Jong-un
Last week I was traveling (off to Des Moines for family events and the Iowa State Fair). I've gotten used to reading news online. I rarely read a newspaper, expect when traveling by air or train. ...
dengre 08/25/2012 10 23 - 121
Mitt has a running mate, but can't tell you who until Oct. 15th
Mitt has decided to postpone any information that might inform voters about his past, his judgement and what he might do as President. He is especially fearful that releasing any details about his ...
dengre 08/04/2012 56 79 2 964
Who really built that...
This is Mitt Romney's old home in the Deer Valley development outside of Park City, Utah. In 2009 he sold it for a almost $5.25 Million. Earlier this year,
dengre 07/24/2012 45 180 4 627
This Diary was ‘retroactively’ recommended
This is a nothin-burger of a Diary. I am not responsible for any of it, even though my name is attached to it and it is published under my name. And yet, it is (was) a highly ‘retroactively’ ...
dengre 07/15/2012 15 17 - 157
Mitt’s choice: Goldwater or his Father…
Mitt Romney comes off as fake. He seems like a man running from himself. When he speaks, he speaks in word strings designed to sound like something, while meaning nothing. He is running for ...
dengre 02/15/2012 6 9 - 47
Time to lend Mitt a helping hand…
In French Rarebit , Bugs Bunny finds himself at the center of a battle between two French chefs and he helpfully provides each chef with advice to help move things along. It ...
dengre 02/12/2012 59 181 4 804
Santorum may be too nice a name for that guy...
Over at Balloon Juice, Doug wrote about Rick Santorum running meetings where lobbyists were able to thumbs-ups or thumps-...
dengre 12/29/2011 14 43 - 194
I guess they're just celebrating Confederate History Month...
dengre 04/08/2011 40 69 - 303
150 Years Ago...
On April 2, 1861, the New York Times reported on a speech given by Alexander H. Stephens, the Vice President of the Confederacy. The speech has gone down in history ...
dengre 04/02/2011 91 159 4 610
The False Memories of Haley Barbour...
dengre 02/28/2011 25 51 3 159
Some Maps to consider...
A few days ago, Josh Marshall over at ...
dengre 02/20/2011 185 551 41 2367
The Human Sacrifice Encouragement Act of 2011
There really isn't any stopping the extremists in control of the Republican Confederate Party anymore. Every week and almost every day they can be counted upon for some new crazy in their ...
dengre 02/05/2011 23 50 3 796
Monkey Milk
Years ago I was a crackpot with a newspaper. I was the publishers of an alternative newsweekly in Athens, GA. We grew out of the Athens music scene and the desire for a local paper that could cover ...
dengre 01/07/2011 135 276 3 968
The Four Horsemen Are Back in Town
To be factual, they never actually left, but they were dealt a significant beating back in 2008. The Four Horsemen were identified by Senator Margaret Chase Smith back in 1950 as part of ...
dengre 01/05/2011 171 436 11 152
Give Dennis that Chair.
The other day I wrote about Dennis Kucinich taking on the lies and bullshit of Darrel Issa , the incoming ...
dengre 11/18/2010 217 543 8 141
Dennis shows how it’s done
And I don't mean me. I'm talking about another Dennis—the often maligned Congressman from Cleveland, Dennis Kucinich. Kucinich is one of those guys who easily becomes the butt of jokes, ...
dengre 11/13/2010 291 741 10 141
How'd That Disunity Thing Work Out for You?
I remember a time when I posted a Diary everyday on this site and some of them made a difference in helping to defeat this or that Republican weasel with deep ties to the Abramoff scandal. That was ...
dengre 11/04/2010 67 38 1 68
Learn the code
dengre 11/02/2010 23 42 2 240
What Al said...
Back in 2007 and 2008 there were two people who seemed consistently correct in their pre-election analysis in the long primary season and then the General. One of them was Nate Silver and his 538, ...
dengre 10/31/2010 117 204 - 89
What Jack Abramoff told me... [updated]
Does anybody remember a fella named Jack Abramoff? For years Jack ran a money laundering operation to move massive amounts of off-the-books funds into the political process to help extreme neo-...
dengre 10/29/2010 176 478 7 251
Getting out their old Red Shirts...
It is election season and once again the minions of Wingnutopia are getting their old Red Shirts out of the closet to go once more into the fray to see how many voters they can intimidated, how many ...
dengre 10/27/2010 20 53 11 255
Gimmie that old-time tactic...
dengre 09/28/2010 208 319 9 107
Classic Fred in the WaPo... (and Tom walks)
Cross posted from Balloon Juice I like the Washington Post. The reporting is great and the writing is often brilliant. It is ...
dengre 08/16/2010 5 33 - 230
Oil Spill: It's all about the pressure and how to control it...
Greetings. As some my recall, I have posted here at DKos since 2004—mostly with a singular focus on the Abramoff Scandal and the Culture of Corruption that Jack swam in. Over the years as I ...
dengre 06/13/2010 87 270 11 75
Confederate History Month: Mississippi Learnings
Here is an interesting fact: Mississippi NEVER officially ratified the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution--you know, the one outlawing slavery. This news is certain to help the ...
dengre 04/12/2010 123 275 4 237
MD Gov: Ehrlich joins the Abramoff Slate (see the photo)
So, I was watching the movie trailer for the upcoming film Casino Jack and the United States of Money and there was Bob:
dengre 04/05/2010 31 108 3 58
John Barrow: Profiles in ______________
John Barrow is a Congressman from Georgia’s ...
dengre 03/18/2010 26 59 - 263
Franks worked with Team Abramoff for Earmarks...
Greetings. This is reposted from Balloon Juice . I thought it would be worth sharing here. Cheers dengre By now many ...
dengre 02/27/2010 34 149 3 66
Grifters, cowards and an opening for Democrats...
Greetings. I’ve been away on a bit of a self-imposed sabbatical for ...
dengre 02/21/2010 139 481 17 62
Goodbye for now. It’s time to walk away... (Update)
I’ve been an active member of the Daily Kos Community since April 2004 when I posted my first Diary. Back then, I had been researching Jack Abramoff and his web of corruption for about five ...
dengre 01/21/2010 1443 913 19 187
Two Right-wing memes that infect our politics
I’ve been at DKos for a while and mostly I’ve written about Jack Abramoff and the culture of corruption in Washington. From time to time I ...
dengre 12/30/2009 48 73 9 58
Grover Norquist is our ally? Are you f@%&ing kidding me!
I was away for most of the day and checked into Dkos before I was planning to go to bed. Then I saw this Diary,
dengre 12/24/2009 1126 844 13 476
HCR Rorschach Test on the River Kwai
It is hard to be a politically engaged progressive American and not be very concerned about the final back and forth of the HCR debate. Kill the Bill. Reconciliation. Sell-out. Start over.
dengre 12/17/2009 30 23 - 52
It is time to take away what Lieberman loves most of all...
and that is John McCain:
dengre 12/14/2009 284 359 3 230
Sorry. This Legislation is gonna suck. And that's OK.
We are now in the final acts of Health Care Reform. There has been some progress as the Legislation works its way through Congress and actual passage of a HCR Bill is closer than it has ever been. ...
dengre 11/15/2009 399 397 8 332
This is why Justice is elusive...
Perhaps you saw the Rachel Maddow show the other night when she interviewed a professional weasel named Tim Phillips . Or perhaps you ...
dengre 10/16/2009 10 38 - 300
DeLay's Dirty Dancing
So tonight a destructive, lying, little prick will take to the dance floor. For many it is a joke—something funny, a spectacle to laugh at and gawk. Some supposed “good government” ...
dengre 09/21/2009 200 455 11 219
My family owned your family...
This will be a short Diary. There was a disturbing moment for me over the weekend as I listened to the Sunday yak shows as they were rebroadcast on C-Span. The moment that haunts me was on Fox ...
dengre 09/14/2009 40 46 2 60
9-11 Team Abramoff Trial: An Enemy of America went on Trial Today
Eight years ago I was on deadline working on an annual directory of screened and approved Green Businesses, The National Green ...
dengre 09/11/2009 30 56 5 306
OMG. Somebody did some real journalism today.
I'm known for long Diaries. This is not one of them. Today on Saturday All Things Consider, host Guy Raz interviewed Paul Wolfowitz, neocon, Bushie and Architect of the Iraq War. Now I've ...
dengre 09/05/2009 154 444 15 35
“What is the price, we ask the other side?”
The fight for justice is an ongoing struggle. It is generational and the struggle is passed on year after year. There are victories and defeats, villains and heroes. We lost a great American Hero ...
dengre 08/27/2009 159 475 10 153
NEW Abramoff Indictment: Aide to Dick Armey, Sweatshop Protector, and Beck defender
As some may know I have been investigating the Jack Abramoff scandal and the Republican Culture of Corruption for well over a decade and since 2004 I have ...
dengre 08/22/2009 221 432 15 176
Workers held by Pirates need your help!
This is a quick call to action. Over four months ago the MV Irene , an oil tanker registered to a Greek shipping firm was hijacked by Somali Pirates. Here is a recently released photo of ...
dengre 08/20/2009 10 37 - 125
The bias that we fight...
A quick confession as I begin. I like the Washington Post. From where I sit it may be the best newspaper in America. Sure, the NYTs is OK, but they did have Judy Miller. The reporting of the WP over ...
dengre 07/30/2009 134 221 - 114
Investigations Matter
For years at DKos, I have written about the Culture of Corruption in Washington. The focus of my research and work was Jack Abramoff and the horrific ...
dengre 05/16/2009 24 57 2 293
Time to call Jeff Flake’s bluff...
There are a lot of variations when it comes to Republican Hypocrisy and recently their diversity of hypocrisy has been on daily display. It is hard to keep up with the jaw dropping flip-flopping ...
dengre 04/02/2009 133 276 3 64
A son of Detroit and the news of the day...
I am a product of Detroit. My family traces our roots back to when Cadillac established the city of my birth. I grew up in the city. I went ...
dengre 03/30/2009 25 55 - 22
A Pirate is in DC. Can we arrest him? Pretty Please... UPDATE: Is he going to the WH?
For over ten years I have been researching the culture of corruption in Washington. I’ve been writing about my research on Dkos since 2004. Jack ...
dengre 02/19/2009 139 688 27 54
Judd Gregg & his Abramoff Problem
We were lucky. A few weeks ago on a Friday, Todd Boulanger pleaded guilty for his role ...
dengre 02/13/2009 355 706 28 174
Judd Gregg, Jack Abramoff and Barack Obama
It is not a slow news week. A lot has and is happening. It is easy for an important story to slide by quickly. That is just what happened in the last 24 hours. On Tuesday, President Obama named ...
dengre 02/05/2009 95 78 3 23
Why they FEAR Eric Holder (and President Obama)...
The Republican Party and the conservative movement are terrified by Eric Holder and stopping Holder has become a matter of self-preservation for the Party of Failure. They are afraid that an active, ...
dengre 01/22/2009 445 1109 50 1607
Thank You, Howard Dean!!!
dengre 01/21/2009 37 45 1 56
The Peace Corps needs your help...
While I’ve never been a volunteer, I have a stake in the Peace Corps. I think it is one of the best programs ever created by our Nation and it has a simple mission: ...
dengre 01/16/2009 46 63 2 62
Arlen Specter’s grudge against Eric Holder...
Senator Arlen Specter is taking the lead in a disingenuous attack on Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Eric Holder. It is not a surprise that Karl Rove is orchestrating this fear and panic ...
dengre 01/12/2009 271 579 9 222
Jumping in: a Word on that I/P situation...
I’ve been a member of the Daily Kos Community for a long time. I started coming here as a reader back in 2003. By April 2004 I posted my first Diary. It was one of those short ones that now-a-...
dengre 01/05/2009 424 272 8 36
Jack Abramoff apologizes and admits that he is an Ass...
Yesterday I posted a Diary that looked at the active and expanding investigation into the massive scandal known by the ...
dengre 01/03/2009 128 347 12 48
The Abramoff Scandal is Expanding: More GOP woes for 2009...
For many the Jack Abramoff scandal is old news, ancient history and in the past. As the corrupt Bush Administration winds down many of his corrupt fellow travelers are hoping that the Abramoff ...
dengre 01/01/2009 232 804 56 214
Forward. Not Backwards. And why the Right is doomed.
Emotions as this year draws to a close are conflicted. Yes, there is hope and excitement for the future—as well as a sober assessment of the challenges ahead and more than a healthy dose of ...
dengre 12/28/2008 28 50 2 53
Why the GOP Fears Eric Holder. 2 Updates.
The Republican Party is terrified by the idea of Eric Holder as Attorney General. Of all of the appointments to Obama’s Cabinet, this is the one that fills the Right with horror and dread. ...
dengre 12/16/2008 371 1106 42 332
It is 11-11 and I flew Our Flag...
Truth be told, I am a patriotic sap. I love this country and that may be why I have been so outraged by Jack Abramoff, Newt Gingrich, George W. Bush and their vast Right Wing Conspiracy of ...
dengre 11/11/2008 24 20 2 181
Now is the time to do something!
All that matters now is Getting Out The Vote! (GOTV) I live in Baltimore—a safe Democratic State. So, once again, I have turned my attention to nearby Pennsylvania. Your help is ...
dengre 11/04/2008 8 11 - -
My Lamest Diary Ever!
This will not be one of my better Diaries . I usually write these long, well researched tales that take you to this or that corner of the culture of corruption. ...
dengre 11/01/2008 13 40 - 37
John Lewis was correct: McCain and the demons of hate...
In recent weeks I’ve felt drained, tired, and yet, determined to take this Country back. I’ve been fighting since that dark moment in my youth when Reagan became President. There have ...
dengre 10/26/2008 44 70 10 193
Fresh Hot Lies: McCain & Palin’s Pipeline to Doom
Listen as John McCain lies about Sarah Palin:
dengre 09/28/2008 26 61 6 97
The WP BREAKS yet another Palin Scandal
This will be quick. James Grimaldi, who won a Pulitzer for his work on reporting the Abramoff Scandal, has been looking into the record of Sarah Palin. And it seems he has found yet another ...
dengre 09/25/2008 34 66 3 52
McCain Protected Surrogate Tied to Abramoff
In 2004 a massive Republican fungus of corruption in Washington DC was exposed. On Sunday, February 22, 2004 the Washington ...
dengre 09/14/2008 44 67 5 76
ALERT: Palin’s Pipeline is a Climate Crisis Acceleration Machine
There is something wrong with this picture :
dengre 09/07/2008 186 576 61 330
Abramoff gets 4 years. McCain should not.
Since 1999 I’ve been tracking Jack Abramoff and the Culture of Corruption . Over the years, I’ve often written about the John McCain’
dengre 09/05/2008 46 71 3 55
NEWS: Abramoff and Palin share a Lobbyist...
I rarely write a short Diary, but this seems worth a quick Diary at lunch. A few moments TPM Muckraker broke the story ...
dengre 09/02/2008 31 99 2 111
Abramoff, McCain, Palin, Corruption & the GOP... (update)
I’ve written about the McCain/Abramoff link often (like in this Diary ). John McCain is not a reformer, a &...
dengre 08/31/2008 136 591 32 107
McCain’s Abramoff Problem: CliffNotes Edition...
For almost a decade I have been tracking and writing about Jack Abramoff and the Culture of Corruption . Since 2006, I’ve written about ...
dengre 08/21/2008 181 541 47 85
McCain, Abramoff and a rant for sunshine campaigners...
I could write about a lot of stuff tonight. For almost a decade I have been tracking Jack Abramoff and the Culture of Corruption and since I became uid 9214, I’...
dengre 08/20/2008 18 52 1 26
Corrupt Sleazebags in bed: Ralph Reed hosts McCain Fundraiser...
John McCain is a Corruptionist . For those without a dictionary, that means that he is a politician who has protected ...
dengre 08/13/2008 20 82 6 251
McCain, Obama, AP, Media Ethics & NPR's race-based bias...
Sometimes, one must rant about the current state of media, journalism and news coverage in America. Now is one of those moments. I will get back to ...
dengre 08/04/2008 31 59 2 234
John McCain and the Wrecking Crew...
John McCain is a Corruptionist . He is a politician who has protected and upheld corrupt practices throughout his ...
dengre 07/31/2008 18 49 5 189
WOW: Domestic Spies, Abramoff & the Great Philly Puppet Raid of 2000...
For almost a decade I have been tracking Jack Abramoff and the Culture of Corruption and since I became uid 9214, I’ve written about that work ...
dengre 07/29/2008 33 67 12 217
No Surprise: Another McCain Advisor Lobbying Scandal...
Somebody has to say it, so I will: John McCain is a grifter and a scoundrel. He has built a career on a carefully crafted myth breathlessly repeated by his base of sycophants in the ...
dengre 07/24/2008 108 274 16 82
Gramm, McCain, Abramoff and the Corruptionist Party...
So, the news breaks that Phil Gramm is “resigning” as John McCain’s economic advisor. And like all members of his ...
dengre 07/18/2008 98 232 20 80
Understanding how Conservatives Govern...
Have you ever wondered about the seemingly endless scandals that have become an everyday attribute of Conservative rule? Have you ever been appalled by the incompetence smothered with a thick ...
dengre 07/14/2008 45 85 11 239
The Longest Walk2 comes to the White House (photos)
Thirty years ago I was one of thousands who had joined the Longest Walk . This morning, ...
dengre 07/11/2008 13 56 1 38
30 years ago, I walked to DC and changed my life...
Thirty years ago I was walking across Pennsylvania and Maryland. I was on my way to Washington DC and I was not alone. I was one of thousands who had ...
dengre 07/09/2008 35 68 2 183
CA-46: Help STOP the crazy corruption of Dana Rohrabacher
I’ll try to keep this one short and on point. I have been researching Jack Abramoff and the Republican Culture of Corruption since 1998 and writing ...
dengre 06/26/2008 14 28 - 71
WA-04: Doc “I see nothing” Hastings is in trouble...
In the circles of Hell reserved for politicians there is a special place for those pols who were specifically charged with fighting corruption and chose instead, to enable it.
dengre 06/24/2008 15 51 2 49
McCain helps Doolittle, Pombo and the Abramoff gang....
John McCain has an undeserved reputation as a maverick . The hype is overwhelming. For many, the great gap between his actual record and the myth he’s carefully crafted is too much to ...
dengre 06/22/2008 11 64 5 215
Meanwhile, we have a Country to TAKE BACK!
In November 2000 I was driving back to Maryland from Michigan where I had worked to GOTV for Al Gore and Debbie Stabenow. I helped elect a Senator, but as I listened to NPR on the way home I could ...
dengre 06/20/2008 18 38 2 212
Still mad about Florida in 2000? Want to get even....(Update)
If you’re like me, sometimes your mind wanders to the year 2000 and what might have been if only the votes had been counted. It is at those times that it becomes hard to untangle the rush ...
dengre 06/15/2008 171 542 22 140
The Abramoff bomb drops in September: He is talking and he’ll testify.
As they say, “The wheels of Justice grind slowly...” In the Bush years, Justice hardly moves at all. The absence of justice has become expected (and I’m sure that you could ...
dengre 06/13/2008 307 636 41 110
McCain, Abramoff & the GOP need a Research Posse...
Scandals are breaking out everyday. Monday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a new draft Report and hundreds of ...
dengre 06/10/2008 35 58 9 67
New Abramoff Plea is Trouble for McCain & the GOP
It has been a busy week. We have a Nominee. Senator Clinton gave a great speech and is showing everybody how to unify the Party. This is good news. And yet, some important stories are ...
dengre 06/08/2008 282 792 43 151
Get Ready: McCain is surrounded by GOP thugs
This is going to be a very ugly campaign. John McCain has surrounded himself with advisors and supporters who have their roots in the dirty tricks of the ‘72 Nixon Campaign and every sleazy ...
dengre 05/23/2008 30 96 9 281
Trouble for McCain: Jack Abramoff, Charlie Black & the 1980s...
This weekend I was engaged in research. As is my habit, I take a break every now and then to check email, Daily Kos and other sites I’m in the habit of visiting. While checking in with Big ...
dengre 05/18/2008 116 539 53 172
Hillary Clinton. Sweatshops. Abramoff. She has not been vetted!
I just turned off the TV. I know we are in the final stages of the Democratic Primary. And that the race is over (unless the Party chooses to embrace our inner George Wallace). The path is ...
dengre 05/13/2008 191 513 33 116
Victory over Abramoff, DeLay, Pirates and the GOP!
Mark today in your calendars. Today the long delayed and obstructed reform legislation to end the abuse on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) was signed into law. I have ...
dengre 05/08/2008 27 57 1 76
A BIG Victory in the 110th Congress defeats Abramoff
Hey, have the Primary wars got you down? Are you worried that the Democratic Party may be on a course to divide the Party and hand the election to John Curveball McSame? Are you starting to ...
dengre 04/29/2008 43 86 1 40
Sen. Clinton, Guam and Sweatshop $$$: A Stain on the Democratic Party...
What is the threshold to link somebody to corruption? What is the threshold to link a candidate to a bad person and/or group? Is it one point of linkage? Will a social connection do the trick? ...
dengre 04/27/2008 168 384 31 125
Don Young’s work for Abramoff is exposed in Alaska
As those who have been following my Diaries know, I have mostly written about the growing Jack ...
dengre 04/20/2008 41 156 3 52
Sen. Clinton: 2 Degrees to Abramoff, 1 Degree to Sweatshops
Wow, that was some debate thing on ABC. The first half seemed to be a new versions of Six Degrees of Separation where ...
dengre 04/16/2008 6 29 1 64
Crazy Bob Schaffer (CO-Sen) is in BIG trouble. New details emerge...
Bob Schaffer was always one of Jack Abramoff’s reliable goons—always willing to do the dirty work for Jack and the Republican Party’s Chinese Patrons operating out of the ...
dengre 04/15/2008 110 501 12 113
My Daughter needs your help... in West Philly.
Last Thursday was a BIG day for me. For years, I’ve worked to stop the abuse in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Others, like Wendy Doromal, have been fighting this ...
dengre 04/14/2008 15 61 3 31
NEWS FLASH: CNMI Legislation Passes Senate. UPDATE
After more than twenty years of abuse, Legislation to extend US immigration laws to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) has passed the Senate. Moments ...
dengre 04/10/2008 191 613 13 90
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