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|breaking: SeaWorld loses Pat Benatar, Beach Boys
SeaWorld started out with a lineup of 10 acts. Today they had their 10th cancellation. Every year, SeaWorld runs a concert series. But this year, things are different. This year, millions of people ...
|breaking: SeaWorld just lost .38 Special
It's all over for SeaWorld. They just lost their 8th of 10 concerts for 2014. On their Facebook page , .38 Special made the following announcement today: "Due to concerns raised by the CNN ...
|support the student suspended for saving lives
Our zero-tolerance schools have gotten so punitive, they now punish students for saving lives. Please sign the petition at http://www.SchoolBusHero.com to support a punished life-saver. If you haven'
|Principal Outs Lesbian Students
It gets better after high school? How could it not? Karlton Johnson, principal of Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, FL, spotted a female student engaged in the shocking act of holding hands ...
|Parade Now, Rain Later
After the shooting of Osama bin Laden, some now want to debate the details. Should more effort have been made to take him alive? Was this a cold-blooded assassination? Does this invite others to ...
|This Hostage Wants a Better Cop -- Draft Dean
I’m unemployed right now, as a lot of Americans are. I want my benefits. But more importantly, I want the president I voted for, not a president who will reward the Republicans for taking me ...
|Losing our Innocence
Today is a sad day in America. It seems the Republicans have taken over. They took our people hostage, and Obama rewarded them for it. No doubt we will see Republicans use their threats again and ...
|Students fight for transgender classmate (poll)
Mona Shores High School in MI nearly had a scandal: the students tried to make their own choice for homecoming king. Their choice was Oak Reed, even though they knew full well Mr. Reed had been born ...
|Joe Wilson insults our troops (poll)
Rep. Joe Wilson, the same Republican who insulted President Obama during the health care speech, is now insulting our troops. House member Jack Kingston has introduced a modest bill in congress, ...
|Remembering Rue McClanahan - Progressive Activist
Rue McClanahan is being remembered in the mainstream media as a mere entertainer, but she was also a progressive unafraid to speak her mind. She campaigned for Obama: [Can't get the video to ...
|Glenn Beck group bans GLBT book
After Glenn Beck was hit with a boycott, you would think he would oppose censorship. Nope. Beck's cult, 9.12, recently succeeded in banning Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth ...
|Punished for Breast Cancer Bracelet
Started by Lance Armstrong, it has now become fashionable for various causes to raise money by selling bracelets that help make a cause more visible. A bracelet for breast cancer awareness reads, &...
|Black History Corrected - Finally Filling in the Blanks
Black History Month was designed to correct the omission of blacks from the teaching of American history. It has always annoyed me, therefore, that the teaching of black history often omits another ...
|Robert B. Parker remembered: the good and the bad
The other news from Massachusetts tonight: novelist Robert B. Parker passed away. He was the writer who brought me as a reader to the private eye genre. The first Spenser novel I ever read was also ...
|PETA ad uses facts instead of sex - still banned!
In the past, PETA has made controversial ads that TV networks have refused to run because they were too racy or too shocking. (I'm sure PETA never even intended to see their Pam-Anderson-as-porn-...
|What Scares Tea-Baggers the Most
Today I was at a rally to thank a local Congressmen for his support of the public option. Some Tea-Baggers came to shout us down as our people tried to share their health care stories. Some on ...
|Roman Polanski finally arrested!
We’ve waited a long time for this. Finally Polanski is in custody. In 1977, director Roman Polanski drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl. He made a sweetheart plea bargain, pleading guilty ...
|Dick Durbin's "Defense" of Sotomayor on Bigotry (poll)
(Cross posted at My Left Wing .) By now, most have heard Sotomayor’s infamous ...
|The Sotomayor Betrayal
When Obama announced Sonia Sotomayor as his pick for Supreme Court, Republicans unleashed the manufactured outrage and generic talking points they had planned for any Obama nominee. But as Ms. ...
|Student punished for taking birth control pill
In Virginia, a high school student was caught taking her birth contol pill during lunch break. The administrators reacted punitively. When a Fairfax County mother got an urgent call ...
|Youth Locked Up so Private Prisons could Rob Taxpayers
For-profit companies taking over the prison system is causing even more problems than anticipated, as shown with a recent corruption case in Pennsylvania: two Pennsylvania judges ...
|Palin threatens PETA
Sarah Palin is pissed. The governor known for shooting moose is enraged because People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals has a free video game on their website where players can simulate ...
|Defeated Republican Blames "Brainwashed" Voters
Maybe it was Obama's coattails. Maybe it was the Republican brand falling into such disrepute. Most likely, it was the voters recognizing a qualified challenger against a contemptuous incumbent. ...
|Prop 2: Californians Fighting Back Against Factory Farms
In Charlotte’s Web , healthy animals romp around the farm, playing with their families, and enjoying a full life, fearful only of seeing their life reach its end. Many of us grew up ...
|back alley abortions in CA (poll)
It's 2008, and even in California the religious right is attempting to punish young women for having sex by bringing back illegal abortion. Progressives are starting to fight back, but the bad new ...
|CA’s Most Dangerous Initiative (No, not that one)
While California’s Prop 8 (the gay marriage ban) is getting all the headlines, another initiative, Prop 4, is threatening even greater harm. One reason the threat is so great is that it is ...
|Obama covered the two greatest hits
After tonight's debate, I heard some commentator say there was little excitement. That commentator must have been surrounded by Republicans. At the Democratic debate party I attended, there was ...
|Gloria Steinem: No Sarah Palin, No Way, No How.
In the September 4 Los Angeles Times , feminist icon Gloria Steinem came out ...
|Bush's Surgeon General Vs. Moms and Dads
Surgeon General Steven K. Galson has released a report on underaged drinking that is, in his own words, "devastating." Hang on to your hats as I devestate you. It turns out more than 10 million ...
|The Choice for VP (poll now working)
Both Obama and Clinton say it would be presumptuous to talk about a running mate yet. But as we near the convention, the issue must be considered. Some have said Howard Dean should be the choice. ...
|Clinton's desperate move [updated]
Why did Hillary Clinton win last night? She did it because she was desperate to overcome the challenge of John Edwards' momentum. Ignorant people who get their news from newspapers think Edwards ...
|Sex not as bad as you've heard, study shows
Fundamentalists tell us it's important to strip away quality sex-education and replace it with "abstinence only" classes that offer youth moralizing sermons instead of educaitonal lectures. They ...
|Banning Young Dem from Running
Bushies in Streetsboro, Ohio have found a great way to stop Democrat Brett McClafferty from becoming their mayor: outlaw it. McClafferty, 19, came within one vote of making the runoff. The ...
|The Pragmatic Vote for Dennis Kucinich (Really)
To be pragmatic, one must first look at reality. And the reality is that Hillary Clinton will be the nominee. You may love it or hate it, but there are not enough votes in the entire Daily Kos ...
|Civil Rights hero endorses Hillary Clinton
Congressman John Lewis, former Freedom Rider and head of SNCC, has decided to endorse Hillary Clinton. Frankly, when I heard this, my jaw dropped. When a major Civil Rights leader passes over ...
|October: Youth History Month
If you've ever taught a course in the subject, you know how hard it can be to get young people interested in history. I've often felt one reason youth are turned off from the subject is that history ...
|Girl strip-searched for Ibuprofen: Courts approve
A 13-year-old Arizona girl was strip searched by employees at her middle school because they thought she had drugs. Not crack. Not heroine. Ibuprofen: an over-the-counter headache remedy that is ...
|Tipper Gore Exposed
For decades, Tipper Gore has told parents how to raise their children. In her book Raising PG Kids in an X-Rated Society, she shamed parents who dare allow their children access to youth culture. ...
|The Time for Patriotism
On the 4th of July, we celebrate the fighting spirit of those patriots who were willing to face sacrifices standing up to King George III. They risked jail and even death to end George III’s ...
|Allstate Offers Warm and Fuzzy Bigotry
(also available at My Left Wing ) What's wrong with those people? You know what I'm talking about. We have to be politically ...
|Tax Breaks Offering PLANET Relief
People who buy hybrid cars now enjoy tax breaks as a thank you for doing their part to preserve our planet. Now there's a proposal to give similar tax breaks to vegetarians for the same reason. The ...
|"Veronica Mars" Goes Republican: WTF?!
(If you didn't watch "Veronia Mars" this week, skip this diary. I'm too tired to explain it in much detail.) "Veronica Mars" used to be progressive. It examined class conflict, animal rights, and ...
The Don Imus thing is hilarious, but mostly I laugh to keep from crying. Where to begin? Let's go chronologically. #1: The flap is out of proportion to the offense. Had the same ...
|Remembering the Wrong Women
(also available at My Left Wing ) March is Women’s History Month, designed to put women back in our history books. Just as ...
|Gore - the Sore Spot
Gore provokes a unique reaction. A few nights ago, for example, I posted a comment suggesting if Al Gore gets the nomination, he will have difficulty winning the White House. This drew anger and ...
|Black History Blind Spot (w/ poll)
(posted originally at myleftwing.com ) Black History Month was created to fix a blind spot in our appreciation of history. Other ...
|Needed: Ten Dollars for Molly
Molly Ivans is on her death bed, according to tonight's diary . Among the comments was one that really drove a bug up my ass because I ...
|GOP Super Heroes: from Smallville to Harry Potter
If you wanted Americans to grow up with a mindset of obedience, never questioning even the most incompetent leaders, there is an easy way you could do it, provided you were wealthy enough to own an ...
|Michael Moore is framing it right
Micheal Moore emailed this out today. It's nice to finally see someone frame this argument effectively. Dear Mr. President, Thanks for your address to the nation. It's good to ...
|How Ralph Nader can unite all of us
There is only one man qulified to bring us together in 2008, and we must make sure to nominate him. Of course I mean Ralph Nader. Recent comments and emerging facts show a remarkable trend which ...
|Movies that made you cry
If you’ve never cried at a movie, you’ve missed one of the great experiences. Yet which movie makes a person cry is a personal matter. The film that leaves one pair of eyes moist can ...
|Please, Al, rule it out.
Some Kossacks are thrilled that Al Gore has not yet rulled out running again in '08. I must admit I don't get this. If Al Gore runs, he cannot win. Can not. Let me explain why.
|Rangel and Lieberman: too close to call
I wish I knew more bushies, because right now I would love to poll them. I would love to know, who is their favorite Democrat right now, Lieberman or Rangel? For diehard bush supporters, I have ...
|Angelides media blackout - does Schwarzenegger own the entire media?||foxfire burns||11/04/2006||11||3||1||15|
|American faces jail sentence -- for voting||foxfire burns||10/13/2006||18||2||1||19|
|Pol / Econ books to ignite high schoolers||foxfire burns||09/16/2006||26||2||1||-|
|What I hate about [name censored from title]||foxfire burns||09/05/2006||162||11||-||8|
|3 Strikes means hero gets more time than rapist||foxfire burns||06/14/2006||57||6||-||15|
|Thomas Friedman question||foxfire burns||05/15/2006||8||-||-||2|
|Horror Films for Lefties||foxfire burns||10/29/2005||48||8||2||2|
|Bush calls for "War on God"||foxfire burns||09/01/2005||5||4||-||9|
|No More Sex [poll]||foxfire burns||08/18/2005||22||2||-||-|
|Chance for Bushies to fight in Iraq||foxfire burns||07/29/2005||14||4||-||-|
|Where to point your finger [poll]||foxfire burns||07/19/2005||3||1||-||-|
|6th Graders told Christian Miracles are Fact||foxfire burns||06/03/2005||177||90||-||31|
|What would Darth Vader say?||foxfire burns||05/13/2005||22||3||-||-|
|Daily Kos victory!||foxfire burns||05/07/2005||8||2||-||-|
|Is the Gap behind these anti-Gap ads?||foxfire burns||05/05/2005||20||2||-||-|
|Vagina War Causualty||foxfire burns||05/03/2005||15||7||-||-|
|It's Vagina Day!||foxfire burns||05/02/2005||6||6||-||-|
|Vagina Day is Tuesday!!||foxfire burns||05/01/2005||33||15||-||-|
|Because Vaginas Need Love [poll]||foxfire burns||04/25/2005||29||8||-||-|
|When Will Danny Goldberg save Air America?||foxfire burns||03/17/2005||38||2||-||-|
|Another Bush failure in Education||foxfire burns||02/22/2005||5||4||-||-|
|Boxer sign back out||foxfire burns||01/18/2005||12||2||-||-|
|Army radio ads||foxfire burns||01/18/2005||8||2||-||-|
|If we had married Dean ...||foxfire burns||11/03/2004||24||3||-||5|
|Kerry Screwed us on the Draft||foxfire burns||10/08/2004||13||1||-||9|
|Bush, not Kerry, followed Kos's advice||foxfire burns||09/30/2004||7||-||-||9|
|How Kerry should explain Iraq vote||foxfire burns||09/29/2004||5||1||-||-|
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