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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 focused on the anti-Islam protest at the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. Our TV screens were ...
Mother Mags 06/01/2015 2
I'm STILL slack-jawed.
At the nightly meeting [withheld amount of time] ago, one of our managers asked us to please bring in any spare box cutters we might have laying around so that we might have enough for the new people.
Jimmy Rustler 06/01/2015 8
Change At The DNC Is Overdue
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs to be removed. He or she does not have to be progressive but they need to wake up every morning looking to grow the party. They need to be able to go head ...
J49proctor 06/01/2015 3
Iowa Democrats give Obama 89% favorable rating
If by chance you happen to know me here you also know I am a stalwart Obama supporter. I also look at polls to see how the liberal community at large is thinking. President Obama is #1 in approval ...
shrike 06/01/2015 10
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 ...
BFSkinner 06/01/2015 102
$10 Million Spidey Hole Senses at Zero Dark Thirty
The ideal solution for his GoFundMe campaign is to open a pizza parlor that only caters to straight weddings in Indiana or raffles of AR-!5 rifles for unlicensed plumbers in Ohio. But in a world ...
annieli 06/01/2015 12
How the Mississippi Freedom Summer Murders Could Have Turned Out Differently
Former Minneapolis city council Dean Zimmerman recounts his close call with history in ...
Erik of Mpls 06/01/2015 1
Black Kos presents: Reading Group: Thomas Sugrue's Sweet Land of Liberty- Introduction
Welcome to the first diary of this Black Kos-hosted Reading Group series. Of course, you don't have to be a member of Black Kos to join this discussion; it's open for anybody and the more, the ...
Chitown Kev 06/01/2015 53
Monday Murder Mystery: Jo Walton's Small Change Trilogy
Life is complicated. The older I get, the clearer that becomes. Sadly, everything else becomes less clear. Distinctions between good and bad, success and failure—they all get a little muddied. It ...
Susan Grigsby 06/01/2015 17
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 ...
Mother Mags 06/01/2015 46
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 ...
mettle fatigue 06/01/2015 101
How the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the Core of the U.S. Pivot to China
With the conflict over the Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands between Japan and China coming to the forefront in the discussion over the U.S. pivot to China, the Trans-Pacific Partnership now seems more like a ...
Stephen Benavides 06/01/2015 19
Scott Walker not looking for rape or incest exemptions in Wisconsin 20-week abortion ban
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Last fall, as he campaigned for re-election as governor of ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 48
A Civil Rights Comparison
In 1963 Bernie Sanders was at the National Mall when Martin Luther King, Jr. shared his dream. In 1964, Hillary Clinton supported Barry Goldwater's Presidential Campaign. Senator Goldwater created ...
pseudonym76 06/01/2015 6
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones to WFM: "Awaken the slumbering giant from his long dream of ages."
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Thursday ...
JayRaye 06/01/2015 7
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 ...
Alan Grayson 06/01/2015 8
Meet 'Dem' John Delaney, bidding to be the next Joe Lieberman
Rep. John Delaney (D-Doofus) Holy crap this guy is a doofus.
kos 06/01/2015 140
Supreme Court protects hijab wearers in the workplace
Samantha Elauf, denied a sales job at an ...
Adam B 06/01/2015 144
Patriot Act Expires...Sure..
There in no way in Hell I will ever believe any of this shit is real; the "Patriot Act expiring: that is. Nobody should, but most will, particularly the media. They will quickly turn away to ...
thepanamarick 06/01/2015 7
New Iowa poll - Hillary 57%, Bernie 16%, O'Malley 2%
Latest poll numbers from Iowa. This poll conducted by the DesMoines Register. Here: Iowa Democrats Stick With Hillary Clinton in Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Poll Clinton is the ...
floridageorge 06/01/2015 90
Anti-TPP Top Dem Rosa DeLauro: POTUS "is in bed with the multinational corporations"
The gloves are off, the sides have been clearly drawn. It's the president, the Republican Party and business versus the people, workers, labor and most of the Democratic Party. And a top House ...
Tasini 06/01/2015 83
BREAKING: MURDER CHARGES Against Rana Plaza Owners Who Killed 1,137 Human Beings
I have written often that the only way we stop the killing of workers and the widespread thievery of billions of dollars is to put executives in jail. Fines are complete nonsense and a cost of doing ...
Tasini 06/01/2015 40
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) -
Bill in Portland Maine 06/01/2015 63
Standing for What You Believe
Would you be willing to risk your job to stand up for the rights that you believe in? For postal worker Henry Gerber, the answer to that question was a resounding yes. And so On this day in ...
The Rick Smith Show 06/01/2015 1
Chris Day
I've known Chris forever... like 35 years or so. His folks ran a peony farm in Northfield where Chris did all the planting and tending of acres of plants. People came from all over the country to ...
drudau 05/31/2015 4
Echoes of 2008: Bernie draws big crowds; Camp Clinton says, "No worries"
The New York Times has an interesting news report out this evening recounting the large and enthusiastic crowds greeting Bernie Sanders in his first official campaign swing through Iowa: ...
Bob Johnson 05/31/2015 778
John McCain, Rand Paul Brawl on Senate Floor as Patriot Act Set to Expire
There is mourning in Washington DC tonight as the police state apologists could not get a bill together that would continue the Patriot Act. As the clock was ticking down on the Senate Floor, ...
Eternal Hope 05/31/2015 138
Patriot Act provisions will expire at midnight
For the first time in decades when you make a call after midnight nobody will be collecting your Metadata. However the Senate has the necessary 60 votes to move forward with the USA Freedom act ...
windsong01 05/31/2015 15
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,
JJR1971 05/31/2015 37
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 ...
Chrislove 05/31/2015 14
Kosability: Readers' Choice
Readers' Choice discussion: What topics/issues/conditions would you like to see covered in future diaries? If you're thinking of writing, what health matters would you cover? Would you like to find ...
postmodernista 05/31/2015 53
DK Quilt Guild: DK VA Hospital Service Project
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, ...
Sara R 05/31/2015 53
The myth of lost manhood in America
Conservatives are all about manhood. To them, a man can change a tire, rescue a woman in distress, fire a gun, protect his family, and grill food over an open fire. In the clip above, Fox News ...
Mark E Andersen 05/31/2015 244
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Beltaine with Walter Crane
Note 1: This was supposed to be "Part 2" of a single Beltaine Diary of which my Diary entitled "Bringing In The May: The Heroes of Haymarket" was to be "Part 1". (So I'm posting this now, even ...
thanatokephaloides 05/31/2015 48
Deputy got commendation for shooting unarmed Black man and now there might have been a cover-up
So a guy buys a pellet gun at a pawn shop, is walking home with his unloaded purchase and gets gunned down by cops because of frightened 911 callers. Now his killer, who received a commendation ...
annieli 05/31/2015 14
Hellraisers Journal: "Yet..you uphold every act of your executives [who] employed these gunmen."
One of the most terrible parts of the Ludlow massacre was when the associated militia took the corpse of a boy, shot and burned, to his father and said, "Here, take the damn thing.” -Judge ...
JayRaye 05/31/2015 7
Why I Support Martin O'Malley
31 years age, I met and spent a few days with a young organizer for the Gary Hart for President Campaign in Davenport, Iowa. Martin O'Malley was contagiously positive despite the fact that Hart ...
howardpark 05/31/2015 23
Can Bernie REALLY win the nomination?
To answer the question in the headline, I believe the answer is Yes , though it will be very, very difficult . There are obviously a ton of factors that will go into whether or not Bernie Sanders ...
GoGoGoEverton 05/31/2015 79
Book Review: Dire Predictions 2nd Edition
Dire Predictions: understanding climate change By Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump DK Publishing, $ 25.00 US or ...
DarkSyde 05/31/2015 54
The white riot that burned Greenwood to the ground
Smoke billowing over Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921 The Oklahoma "where the ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/31/2015 241
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 ...
Mother Mags 05/31/2015 29
Books So Bad They're Good: The Blue Blood Academic and the Lasso of Love
They’re fixing the gates at Smith College. Heaven knows they need them. The Grecourt Gates, named for the chateau ...
Ellid 05/30/2015 44
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 ...
BFSkinner 05/30/2015 71
What's for Dinner? v9.44: My Mediterranean Ring of Fire
Lebanese Taste Treats Most people think of a "Mediterranean Diet" as foods from Greece, Southern Italy and Spain, but have you looked at a map of the Mediterranean Sea? What about all the other ...
TX Scotia 05/30/2015 84
Remarkable People: Celtic Lassie; 1988-2015
Her name was Brandi Nicole Stanley. Please remember her. She lost her battle with cancer the evening of Memorial Day, last Monday. I was with her, holding her hand, as I had promised. Brandi,
Otteray Scribe 05/30/2015 192
Anonymous source: Hastert prosecutors know of multiple victims
TPM An anonymous source familiar with the case of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) said federal prosecutors knew of "prior misdeeds" Hastert committed against potentially several alleged ...
blue aardvark 05/30/2015 117
Hellraisers Journal: Pummeled! "Frank Walsh Knocks Out Young Rockefeller in Three Days' Battle"
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sunday ...
JayRaye 05/30/2015 9
You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. Kansas City MO library parking garage (note all the banned titles!)
pwoodford 05/30/2015 10
An Experiment With Writing Styles
ifiwritewithoutanycapializationorpunctuationorspacesbetweenwordsitmightbealittlehardertoread sincethosethingscapitalizationandpunctuationandspacesbetweenwordsandspacesbetween ...
bigjacbigjacbigjac 05/30/2015 12
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.
BFSkinner 05/29/2015 26
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 ...
Chrislove 05/29/2015 55
Books Go Boom!   Evelyn Waugh's 'The Loved One'
The Loved One is a short satire with very sharp teeth. It is hilarious in that dry, mordant vein the British mine so well. I'm confident you'll enjoy The Loved One if you like sparkling prose, ...
Brecht 05/29/2015 67
IGTNT - A Lifetime of Service
I Got The News Today (IGTNT) is one of the oldest continuous series on Daily Kos. It is a way for our community to pay respect to those who have died as a result of war. The beautiful logo was ...
SisTwo 05/29/2015 38
Whole towns will disappear. ~ STDDs Week 40
My heart goes out to the residents of the areas affected by tornadoes and flooding in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico. I have heard some heartbreaking stories of loss of lives and of destruction of ...
JoanMar 05/29/2015 35
NYT: Payments by Hastert Linked to Report of Sexual Abuse
Grey Lady J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, was paying a man to not say publicly that Mr. Hastert had sexually abused him decades ago, according to two people ...
blue aardvark 05/29/2015 44
Hellraisers Journal: The Appeal to Reason Covers the Show-Down Between John D Jr & Frank P Walsh
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
JayRaye 05/29/2015 13
Down and Out in Brooklyn and Queens
New York, I love you, but you're freaking me out. I've been working full time and trying to find a place to live that I can afford and it is going nowhere. Bouncing back and forth between Brooklyn ...
MinistryOfTruth 05/29/2015 29
Mojo Friday - "I'm Sorry." Are You? Really? - Edition
How many times have you seen someone apologize and knew their heart wasn't in it? They weren't the least bit sincere? Or, they qualified their apology? Or. somehow in their apology, they manage to ...
TexDem 05/29/2015 286
Cartoon: Mitch McConnell and Snuggly the Security Bear Beg to Spy
Is this the end of our domestic spying pal, Snuggly the Security Bear? Most likely not.  Snuggly will probably still be in business and up to his usual tricks, he just may have to work with a ...
Mark Fiore 05/29/2015 10
Some folks saw the Hastert news coming back in 2006
Let's go back to October of 2006 when it became known that Denny Hastert had inexplicably failed to act on numerous reports that GOP Rep. Mark Foley had been sexually harassing male House pages via ...
Bob Johnson 05/29/2015 33
The Biggest Mistake of Big Oil is Bigger Than Climate Change
Climate change is real. The climate has changed, and it will change some more. The climate is now like Darth Vader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsW9MlYu31g I am altering the deal. Pray ...
bigjacbigjacbigjac 05/29/2015 13
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 ...
BFSkinner 05/28/2015 26
Armed bikers draw cartoons of Muhammad at an Arizona mosque. What could go wrong?
Let's hope nothing does go wrong, but so far more than 500 800 people have RSVP'd to attend a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest in Phoenix on Friday, similar to the contest in Garland, Texas . That ...
Mother Mags 05/28/2015 429
KosAbility Schedule Update
May 31 - Readers' Choice discussion: What topics/issues/conditions would you like to see covered in future diaries? If you're thinking of writing, what health matters would you cover? Would you like ...
postmodernista 05/28/2015 14
Write On! One Impossible Thing
Science fiction writer Jules Verne did not believe in impossible things. In each of his novels, he explained in loving detail how the marquee invention would work. Whether it was launching people ...
James Wells 05/28/2015 54
SpiritSisters: Writing In Women's Voices. New diary series
Graphic by Michelle Robinson. Used by permission of the artist. Activist women have walked many different paths, and have come from many different places and life experiences to get to where we ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/28/2015 107
Some Thoughts on Persuading
Let’s talk about persuasion for a minute, shall we? Over here in Democrat-land we have a lot of fur flying between the supporters of Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton. That’s a good think to ...
Something the Dog Said 05/28/2015 25
No, Sanders isn't gaining on Clinton, but that doesn't mean he hasn't won
He's already won. Believe it or not (I didn't at first), Hillary's primary poll ...
kos 05/28/2015 843
Question: if Sanders isn't 'serious', then neither are most GOP presidential wannabees
More popular than the jokers in the GOP side. Here is the ...
kos 05/28/2015 375
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.
jpmassar 05/28/2015 16
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 ...
BFSkinner 05/26/2015 131
Community Quilt for Gordon20024, Round 2
Cedwyn's quilt at her memorial celebration this past Saturday, in Portland, OR Gordon20024 has a cancerous mass on his neck. It will be removed this Thursday --
Sara R 05/26/2015 78

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