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President Obama honors fallen soldiers in weekly address
President Obama devoted his weekly address to those who have given their lives in service to the country. This weekend also reminds us that, around the world, our men and women in uniform ...
Hunter 05/23/2015 1
Just to Be Clear: Bobby Jindal Isn't Running for President
Oh, certainly he has an exploratory committee . Who doesn't? Got one myself, somewhere around here. He's talking it over with his family and the Almighty . He's giving the idea quiet contemplation ...
Crashing Vor 05/23/2015 7
Tonight's TPP Silver Lining
The Senate voted tonight on TPP and it turned out better than some had expected: “I'm absolutely happy, because no country should get in with that designation,” [Sherrod] Brown said. “I'll be ...
We Shall Overcome 05/22/2015 68
Was the War in Iraq a Mistake?
"Seldom in the course of human history have so many sacrificed so dearly to achieve so little." That was a quote within a post, I dared to write (and was dared to write) -- some 2 months ago: Was ...
jamess 05/22/2015 54
TPP Remains Classified after Trade Transparency Act is Blocked by Senate Republicans
Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Joe Manchin of West Virginia introduced S.1381 on May 19, 2015, which would have required President Obama to de-classify the Trans Pacific ...
Stephen Benavides 05/22/2015 25
after 6 years, President Obama now has Twitter account & draws the usual haters
Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account. — President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015 Like idiots with twitter accounts think they can't be tracked ...
annieli 05/22/2015 6
Christie Asks for an Apology -- Then he Asks us to Imagine ... What If?
I think I'll skip the Apology part of his Reputation-makeover tour right now, and instead take a few moments to imagine Chris Christie with his thumb on the Delete button. Hey he asked us to ... "...
jamess 05/22/2015 18
The prurient god of the Duggars
Full disclosure. I never watched the Duggar's television show. Heard about it, of course. But the show's entire premise left me feeling nauseous. The focus on fertility and a constant state of ...
Onomastic 05/22/2015 221
Memorial Day
Vetwife 05/22/2015 20
GFHC: German Genealogy #2
This diary continues where our Community’s suspended Friday “Open Thread” series leaves off…. What are you doing, genealogically speaking, this Memorial Day weekend? Some “tips” on ...
Zwenkau 05/22/2015 7
Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... Fri. News Dump
Arliss Bunny and OllieGarkey join us at 11:30 ET for our Fri. News Dump and Recycle Center. Click Here to Join our Live Chat 11am to Noon ET to add your 2¢ to the Show convo. Or, Tweet us with ...
winkk 05/22/2015 1
Obama: "20 years from now... If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it's my name on this".
Obama granted a major interview to Jeffrey Goldberg to cover Iran, Israel/Palestine and ISIS. It was published in the Atlantic on Thursday and is well worth a read. I've highlighted sections I found ...
subir 05/22/2015 9
High Impact Posts: May 21, 2015
jotter 05/22/2015 4
Despite Republican attacks, Obama is 'very clear on the lessons of Iraq'
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Laura Clawson 05/22/2015 74
President Obama has lost Paul Krugman on TPP
There's been some notable discontent among progressives who look to Paul Krugman for his refreshing honesty on a number of topics and his willingness to state plainly when emperors are ...
xaxnar 05/22/2015 285
That Time When Bernie Sanders 'Debated' Michele Bachmann On CNN - A Comedy
The soon to be officially announced presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, from Vermont, and former MN Republican Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, from Uranus, were ...
Leslie Salzillo 05/21/2015 108
Oil, Water, and Sand
When will we ever learn, these three basic ingredients -- Don't really Mix. Oil Spill Worse Than First Thought (Video) NBC News Channel -- May 21, ...
jamess 05/21/2015 7
TPP, we hate it! The TEA PARTY hates it. Strange bedfellows in this fight
Reading through numerous diaries about TPP here, I have seen many comments that even shock those who wrote them. Comments like "I can't believe it, but I support the tea party on this issue". These ...
Mannie 05/21/2015 18
Gov. Don Siegelman is denied new trial
U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has denied former Gov. Don Siegelman's bid for a new trial. The first footnote says "Because this case has complicated facts and a complex ...
e2247 05/21/2015 13
"Send a Personal Message to Hillary!"
I received a letter from Hillary Clinton today. She asks, "Are you with me?" and then proceeds to write four pages about how she is running for President and all the things that she wants to ...
vtuggle 05/21/2015 8
Bryan Fischer: It’s time for social conservatives to prepare for a post-apocalyptic world
It is imminent. The end of their world . Prepare the shelterboxes for Bryan Fischer and his fellow Christian ...
Steven Payne 05/21/2015 30
Oregon high school junior confronts anti-gay haters, launches beautiful counter-protest
Need a bit of inspiration this morning? I've got just the story for you. On Tuesday, two men showed up on a street corner in Tillamook, Oregon, with signs reading "Homo sex is sin" and "Jesus said ...
Chrislove 05/21/2015 112
The Run-up to Iraq War: Mother Jones Timeline
Since so many are in the " Iraq Revisionist " mode lately, I thought I'd post this VERY informative Timeline. Hopefully, it might put some helpful "side-bars" around all the "what we knew then" ...
jamess 05/21/2015 11
Just for Wonks & Fellow ALEC Research Junkies
The following links are a treasure trove of info on how, beginning in the 1800s, banks and corporations gained control of our democracy and morphed into ALEC: 1. The History of American Corporate ...
War on Error 05/21/2015 3
Republicans hope ISIS will help them fearmonger their way to the White House
Republicans think they can get voters to forget who's really ...
Laura Clawson 05/21/2015 124
Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... Arliss Bunny
Grab your notebook! Class is in session. bunnygirl60 aka Arliss Bunny joins us at 11:30 ET talking about her take on economics and modern monetary theory that we call Bunnynomics . Click ...
winkk 05/21/2015 1
Jeb Bush Says it's "Really Arrogant" to be Certain About Man-Made Global Warming
(photo credit: Rollins College) From Talking Points Memo : Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Wednesday that it's "really arrogant" for people to say there's a scientific ...
ericlewis0 05/21/2015 105
High Impact Posts: May 20, 2015
jotter 05/21/2015 8
Marco Rubio: Back to the Future
The surprising disintegration of Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign has opened up the race for the 2016 Republican nomination, benefitting the other candidate from Florida, Senator Marco Rubio. ...
bobburnett 05/21/2015 1
The GOP's Frightening Strategy
Memory is a strange thing.  If you ask two people to describe the same event the odds are that the descriptions will be decidedly different.  This is because our memories are influenced by the ...
RationalPolitics 05/21/2015 16
Whistling Past Marcel's at Midnight
Just to catch a whiff of some damn fine cuisine as we wait for the other shoe to drop and maybe catch a whiff of what the Ubers and Filthys* are up to. We're up late Jibbering our Jabber about ...
winkk 05/20/2015 2
Right-Wing Mythology: How Obummer Lost Iraq
Right-wing articles are very entertaining. Did you know that we won the Iraq War? I didn't. At least Bush won Iraq before Obama lost Iraq. I've discovered from reading right-wing sources ...
gjohnsit 05/20/2015 10
How A Frustrated Progressive Becomes A Conspiracy Nut
Lately I've been trying to get my head around why, for so long, I've been selling myself on increasingly elaborate conspiracy theories to the point where they no longer resembled anything I could ...
Rose City Rose 05/20/2015 15
They Lie- Iraq Edition
They lie. They really have no choice. Reality does have a liberal bias. Therefore, the only chance Republicans have to win a debate is to lie. One of the longest running lies is that the media ...
Woody25 05/20/2015 1
Tech Companies Step-up to Oppose the TPP
This is good to see -- and they make a few ' Patriotic ' arguments too ... Hundreds of tech companies line up to oppose TPP trade agreement by Sam Thielman in New York, theGuardian.com -- May 20, ...
jamess 05/20/2015 8
Mitch McConnell Explains the Advantages of TPP
A very brief comment by Mitch McConnell defines exactly why no one in Congress should be supporting the TPP Agreement: "It would mean lost opportunities for American risk takers...." Wait! American ...
allenels 05/20/2015 5
Jeb Bush declares 'ISIS didn't exist when my brother was president,' gets mugged by reality
Jon Perr 05/20/2015 192
President Obama's remarks at the United States Coast Guard Academy commencement
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate ...
Transcripts Editors 05/20/2015 2
10,000 Troops = The Avengers ?
Who knew? I know, I know, now I'm bordering on being UnAmerican. I've honestly worked to ignore the TV too, but the magical 10,000 troops that weren't left all alone in Iraq by President Obama ...
Militarytracy 05/20/2015 8
High Impact Posts: May 19, 2015
jotter 05/20/2015 4
Follow Up To Asymmetric Warfare Post
This is just a follow up to my asymmetric warfare post of a few weeks ago. Love last weeks raid to get the ISIL Oil Minister, but that should just be the beginning. When you hold and govern land, ...
nickm11 05/20/2015 1
Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... Repro Rights
RH Reality Check's Katie Klabusich aka @Katie_Speak joins us at 11:30am ET talkin' Reproductive Rights Issues. Sick of the RW b.s.? We are too. Click Here to Join our Live Chat 11am to Noon ET to ...
winkk 05/20/2015 1
Rick Scott may have to climb in the clown car to get respect...Ha !
I am feeling a little blue today so bad news for Scott always cheers me up. Scott cannot get anyone to ...
Vetwife 05/20/2015 13
The Jack Boot's on the Other Foot
Bobby Jindal has put conservatives in a bind. In his desperation to break into the single digits among GOP primary candidates, he decided to ignore the state legislature's decision to table his ...
Crashing Vor 05/20/2015 24
Obama Has Proclaimed Himself The Decider on TPP
In all of historic history, there's only one free trade deal that comes even close to matching the progressive splendor of the TPP. In the 13th century, the Mongols fast-tracked themselves from the ...
JusticeSeeker68 05/19/2015 8
Elizabeth Warren fires up Democrats in California
In case you missed this, it was a pretty stirring speech: Elizabeth Warren at CA Democratic Convention 2015 link to video Published on May 16, 2015 -- cademorg Senator Elizabeth Warren ...
jamess 05/19/2015 32
President Adopts Grayson Amendment Against Police Militarization
Yesterday, President Obama acted to restrict the Defense Department and other federal agencies from providing military equipment to local police departments. In essence, the President adopted, by ...
Alan Grayson 05/19/2015 4
Community Quilt for Gordon20024
CelticLassie's quilt. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts... It is a shock when you learn that a friend has cancer. Gordon20024 recently learned that he does. He is a person who is ...
Sara R 05/19/2015 69
Bobby Jindal to the rescue on rejected anti-gay religious freedom bill
Louisiana today killed the latest iteration of those bone-headed "religious freedom" bills popping up in ...
Steven Payne 05/19/2015 35
This weekend we gather to celebrate our Cedwyn with her Mom and Portland friends!
Celebration of Cedwyn Saturday May 23 1:00pm At The ...
Onomastic 05/19/2015 63
29 shots, 2 dead, No Charges: The West Bank, Ferguson and Obama's call for Community Policing.
A blogger who goes by the name "John Brown" writes at +972mag, often with righteous fury. Over the past few months, he's teamed up with Noam Rotem to research incidents where Palestinian civilians ...
subir 05/19/2015 4
Fox News says President Obama is disarming the nation's cops
How do you suppose Fox News reacted to President Obama's executive order ...
Joan McCarter 05/19/2015 101
High Impact Posts: May 18, 2015
jotter 05/19/2015 11
These Guys 6: Little Brother
Well, another season of campaigning is upon us, and that can only mean... Another season of These Guys !
Crashing Vor 05/19/2015 8
Homeless in Brunswick?
This front page headline from yesterday's Brunswick News is now not indexed on the electronic version. Perhaps the paper has some shame?
hannah 05/19/2015 4
Israeli Soldiers Reveal the Horrors of Gaza in 'Breaking the Silence' Report
Originally published in Tikkun Daily A major in Israel's infantry, who fought in the Northern Gaza Strip during Israel's assault in the summer of 2014, talks of devastation. He talks of endless ...
David Harris Gershon 05/18/2015 83
Meditation-Opening To Uncertainty
We humans seem to really crave certainty. We crave the feeling of solid ground under our feet, and we seem to think we can outwit our vulnerability with our own conviction that we are right about so ...
Ooooh 05/18/2015 39
Sharing Roads, Sharing Rules
It happened again last night. Guy blew off a red light at Claiborne and MLK. Last week it was Cleveland Ave. down by Tulane Hospital. Fellow thought a stop sign was patronizing advice he was beyond. ...
Crashing Vor 05/18/2015 16
High Impact Posts: May 17, 2015
jotter 05/18/2015 4
An Overview of the Jacksonville Mayoral Election
Incumbent Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown (left) and his challenger, former RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry (right) Tuesday, May 19, is a big deal for Alvin Brown. Besides the fact that it's Hồ Chí Minh'...
Tyler Yeargain 05/18/2015 16
Awesome: Mom reenacts her daughter's coming out announcement.
Offered without comment for your viewing pleasure: Transcript below the fold.
BoiseBlue 05/17/2015 38
Tesla Powerwall, Take Two: The Pricepoint, The Competition, The Vision
After recapping the Tesla Powerwall last week-end, I commented that I would dig into the tech and the price points, a bit more critically this week-end. SOOOOO, here are a few note-worthy articles ...
jamess 05/17/2015 58
High Impact Posts: May 2-8, 2015
jotter 05/17/2015 6
High Impact Posts May 9-15, 2015
jotter 05/17/2015 6
High Impact Posts: May 16, 2016
jotter 05/17/2015 6
Connect! Unite! Act! Dallas, Houston, Seattle, L.A. & Glacier Park Meet-up Info — Dogs Breeds?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Steven Payne 05/17/2015 234
Driving while black, brown, or Indian
Most people have heard or read the acronym "DWB," which stands for " Driving While Black ," or in many cases "Brown," derived from DWI—Driving While Intoxicated. In ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/17/2015 218
Top Comments: Meet Sophie!
Steven Payne 05/16/2015 62
Empowering Corporations One Lawsuit at a time
That is what the Trans-Pacific Partnership will do if it passes into "law" -- as if Corporations needed any more help 'determining our collective destinies'. Corporate Profits will become the end-...
jamess 05/16/2015 56
Tony Perkins is mighty peeved over Dan Savage's new sitcom 'The Real O'Neals'
ABC has released its trailer for a new sitcom coming to their fall line-up. The Real O'Neals is a semi-autobiographical comedy inspired by gay activist Dan Savage who is serving as executive ...
Steven Payne 05/16/2015 117
High Impact Posts: May 15, 2015
jotter 05/16/2015 7
Little Frankie Guinta is no George Washington
Even though Congressman Frank Guinta comes from the Granite State, home to Mt. Washington, integrity is not his strong suit. Indeed, Guinta lied about the $350,000 in 2010; Guinta lied about the ...
hannah 05/16/2015 3
Bernie's platform is a Progressive Platform
[...] Here it is, in his own words, from the first email of his campaign to supporters last week: Income and wealth inequality : In the U.S. today we have the most unequal wealth distribution of ...
jamess 05/16/2015 151
GFHC: German Genealogy #1
Last week we announced that the “Open Thread” series of Fridays would be suspended. But everyone is still welcome to submit diaries to the Community!! I will be posting on Fridays, when I post ...
Zwenkau 05/15/2015 43
High Impact Posts: May 14, 2015
jotter 05/15/2015 10
My Gay Wedding Story
Three weeks ago my partner and I were married on our 38th anniversary. We planned to just go to the courthouse. The State of Florida was forced by the Appellate Court to allow same sex marriages ...
kay3295 05/14/2015 92
The Last Hanging in Tombstone
While going through some old family papers I came upon this document. Charging document for Thomas and William Halderman, signed by Wm. Momonier April 7, 1899. It is a court document charging two ...
RepackRider 05/14/2015 5
High Impact Posts: May 13, 2015
jotter 05/14/2015 4
The Dramatic Return of High Impact Posts: May 12, 2015
Well, I wish it was dramatic. I actually feel like I'm slinking quietly back into town after leaving ericlewis0 with an impossible task. Still many thanks to him, and for the coders who attempted ...
jotter 05/13/2015 19
Rick Scott and fellow Florida Republicans shoot selves in foot
The Florida budget fiasco continues as Gov. Rick Scott and ...
Joan McCarter 05/12/2015 116
AP: Rick Scott Is Letting Florida Drown
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida We all know that elections have consequences. Sometimes those consequences are temporary, ...
Dartagnan 05/11/2015 80

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