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|Politico's ridiculous take on Bernie's kickoff
||Rob in Vermont||05/27/2015||23|
|TPP/Fast Track: Hell, Yes, Labor Will Primary YOU...Dems Whine About, Finally, Labor Pressure
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|Overnight News Digest: "Give Up The Funk" Edition
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest (OND) for Tuesday, May 26, 2015. OND is a regular community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around ...
|Job Growth: Where it Is. Where it Isn’t. Why it Matters.
US counties with a net job loss since the nationwide recovery began five years ago. The data was provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It includes the total number of workers in ...
|Top Comments: Recipe Sources Edition
"What's for dinner?" is a regular refrain around Casa Brillig. For the most part, my status as the at-home parent means I am the Dinner Decider. We've got a short set of meals I make often, for ...
|Happy Birthday Daily Kos, and...
happy birthday to me as well. May 26 2002 May 26 ...
|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 ...
|NYC Kossacks Welcome peregrine kate and asterkitty - 5.16.15
The NYC Kossacks welcomed both peregrine kate and asterkitty to Spitzer's Corner on a gorgeous Spring day. As usual, it was a great group of Kossacks with fabulous food and terrific conversation.
|Dear Sen. Sanders
|Mark Ruffalo: On Abortion And The Statement 'I Am Not A Feminist'
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/26/2015: Star Wars Is 38!
Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically. ~ Rabindranath ...
|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 --
|The Evening Blues - 5-26-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
|Stop Calling TPP A Trade Agreement - It Isn't
This is a message to activists trying to fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Stop calling the TPP a "trade" agreement. TPP is a corporate/investor rights agreement, not a "trade" agreement. "...
|Sometimes life gets too hard
|The Fox News meme on Bernie Sanders: "badass left-winger" and free ice cream
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Fox News Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his longshot presidential campaign Tuesday with a pitch to liberals in the Democratic Party and others who want change from a "...
|Hillary is just a hawk. Admit It.
As if I needed another reason to be frustrated with progressives and liberals who support Hillary as a champion of change, everyone has great reason to be displeased with Clinton on foreign policy. ...
|Livestreaming Bernie Sanders's official announcement of his candidacy for the Democratic nomination
You can watch it Live now. Why Bernie matters: A 2016 primary run by Bernie ...
|In Wisconsin The Cronyism and Extremism Just Got Worse; No abortion for you.
No, he has no shame. Cronies, cronies everywhere is Scott Walkers modus operendi . It used to be confined to government jobs, agency and department heads, or appointments. No more. These ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile: Reader/lurker survey, with poll
Thoughts about Black Kos, (with a poll) Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez After reading and responding to many of the detailed and thoughtful comments, in " How ...
|Taking Marco Rubio at his word, Republicans are clear and present danger to Catholic Church
Pope Francis You might'...
|'One Person, One Vote,' but which persons?
The Supreme Court announced today that it will hear a case initiated by conservatives in Texas determining what "person" means for one-person, one-vote redistricting jurisprudence : all people, or ...
|This report blows the cover of secretive conservative shop pushing right-wing legislation
An Atlanta, Georgia television station has made national news with its fantastic ...
|How the Duggars and Right Wing Home Schoolers are Handling Sexual Abuse
One of the greatest reasons home school advocates give for home schooling is that the want to be closer to God. They want to move away from public sex ed. Evolution. And so many other harms in the ...
|Victory for fossil fuel divestment! University of Edinburgh will divest from coal & tar sands!
Divestment campaigners storm Engineering Building at University of Edinburgh I guess University of Edinburgh didn't like the divestment campaigners hanging out the windows of their Engineering ...
Those of you who ...
|5 mo. later, true implications of King v. Burwell FINALLY starting to sink into skulls of GOP admins
|Westboro Baptist Church tries to protest Ireland's equality vote, fails in spectacular fashion
Westboro Baptist members struggling to show Ireland in distress Upset about Ireland's vote to legalize same-sex marriage, the nutjobs at the Westboro Baptist Church staged and protest and ...
|Sen. Lindsey Graham: I worked in a pool room, so I know 'Iranians are liars'||Hunter||05/26/2015||135|
|Understanding Sexual Consent Isn't Hard: Education Company Makes It Easy
Over the last year there has been a debate around states that have moved on " YES MEANS YES " laws in regards to sexual consent, with some arguing those laws are "difficult to understand" for those ...
|Exposing ALEC's secret meeting
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC , is perhaps the biggest and most successful corporate bill mill, handing lawmakers draft bills written by industry lobbyists. Many of these bills ...
|New Ideas for TLC Shows to Replace the Duggar Baby Machine Hour
Given that you are experiencing issues with one of your most popular shows, you could take this opportunity to redirect your focus to where it should be. If anyone else has ideas for shows that ...
|The Daily Bucket: Where Did Florida's Sand Come From?
Florida is of course famous for its sandy sunny beaches. Most people assume that this sand comes from broken and crushed coral, and for a small portion of the state that is true. But for most of ...
|Holiday Open Thread tonight. Monday Night Cancer Club.
Thought it was time to see what everyone was up to. How is treatment going? How is post treatment going? How are you surviving your survival of cancer? Are you newly diagnosed? Are you ready for ...
|Car-free and middle-class status
It's now been nearly three months since I owned a working car. My decision to go car-free was part forced by not having a running car and not having the means at the time to afford even another ...
|My Buddhism Comes Out Of The Closet
On April 27 my life changed forever with a seizure and following that: the diagnosis of brain cancer. I am beginning full spectrum treatment on Thursday the 28th with radiation, chemo, and cannabis.
|Santa Barbara disaster inevitable with Big Oil's capture of the regulatory apparatus
The same region devastated by the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969 is now the scene of a massive clean up of crude oil by the state and federal governments and volunteers. The international and ...
|Kansas Legislators Receive Praise And Warnings From ALEC
Kansas Legislators are preparing to return to work tomorrow in an overtime session of a state body originally scheduled to adjourn more than a week ago. What holds them in Topeka rather than back at ...
|A Memorial Day Wish
Memorial Day is observed in remembrance of the Americans who have died fighting for their country. Serving in the armed forces is not an easy task even when the nation is at peace, and in wartime, ...
|Moondai Furbutts: 25 May
Hope you're all enjoying your day off. Ceiling Cat says to spare a moment to remember those who cannot be here today. Thank you, and....
|U.S. is paying the price for not investing in trains, and it's stupid
House Speaker John Boehner may think it's "stupid" to suggest that the recent fatal Amtrak crash had anything to do with lack of funding, but the evidence ...
|Media figures lament decline of British Empire
Quite a nice lady, in fact. Fareed Zakaria, who shouldn't be published anywhere considering ...
|The Daily Bucket - Suspect Apprehended and Brought to Justice
I have mentioned in previous conversations that a large snake has been living in my basement. The snake itself had eluded observation, but there were plenty of pieces of shed skins to convince me ...
|Mozilla Firefox Do I Have To Update?
I need simple software advice. Please leave all advice in the comments . Thank You . I know whom to ask. Kossack's know everything! I am a computer illiterate. Probably, maybe a 1st grader and I don'
|Chaos Follows Right Wing Takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this picture of newly RW anointed Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack is ...
|Situation Becomes Desperate in Kansas Mental Health Hospitals
The situation with Kansas mental health care providers has continued to grow more problematic. Over the last four years, I've written about continued cuts , Staffing Shortfalls , as well as concerns ...
|Dublin Catholic Archbishop: Church Needs a Reality Check
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin says he voted no, but recognizes that this election represents a reality check for the Catholic Church. Ireland, one of the world's most predominantly ...
|David Frum suggests that immigrants are drinking most of California's water
Unbelievable b.s. coming from David Frum, a conservative senior editor at The Atlantic, charging that immigrants are responsible for California's water crisis. Population has grown by 10 mn ...
|2015 Backyard Science Yardbird Race Tally #5
Welcome to the 2015 Daily Kos Backyard Science Yardbird Race! This is the fifth tally for 2015, and is the official place to post your sightings, ask for help, and brag some if you wish. Here's ...
|burning flags is never about the flags, it's about the right to burn flags (even confederate ones)
At an iconoclastic level of understanding, burning an politically invalid piece of cloth seems slightly pyromaniac, and even reactionary or provocative, and as art perhaps slightly more creative, ...
|Duggar Parents Placed Son in Christian Treatment Facility whose Leader was Caught Molesting Girls
This story keeps getting ickier. From radaronline.com : After Josh Duggar admitted to his parents Jim Bob and Michelle that he had fondled multiple minor females in his home, his parents say they ...
|WYFP: Breaking Your Back Making A Hugelkultur
Mature hugelkultur bed after 20 years I have 5 Ponderosa Pines at the end of my yard. Sure, they're great for shade, but what do you do with trees that shed long needles all over the place and ...
|I was angry. Then I was not. (A pedestrian's story.)
These days I drive only in the daytime and only around the neighborhood: the grocery store, the credit union, the library, the post office, plus short errands for my busy daughter. I do not drive ...
|Kansas Rocked by 4.6 Earthquake
The Kansas Community of Pratt was rocked this afternoon with a 4.6 Earthquake. The earthquake, located about 89 miles west of Wichita and close to nearby Pratt is neither the first or largest ...
|Tunnels critics blast Governor Brown for trampling laws, water quality and habitat
In their statements to the State Water Resources Control Board on May 20, Restore the Delta (RTD) and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) slammed the Brown administration ...
|Hundreds to rally and protest against Monsanto at State Capitol Sunday
There will be a march and rally against Monsanto at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Sunday, May 24, starting at 10 a.m., part of a worldwide day of action against the corporate giant. The press ...
|sHell No: Activists chain themselves to Arctic Challenger
Activists have chained themselves to the anchor chain of Shell's drilling support ship Arctic Challenger in Bellingham Bay, WA, in a protest to raise awareness of the serious impacts of Shell's ...
|Bombing the Gulf of Alaska
I have never visited the Gulf of Alaska. Not any other place in Alaska. In spite of it, I can certainly appreciate the fact that it holds the most pristine waters and environment in the world, ...
|The Daily Bucket - Enormous Plankton Database
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
|Embrace the Suck? Hell No!
Citizens United is not a big deal, TPP is not a big deal ... don't worry about anything, we'll take care of you. That's what we are told, time and time again by elected officials who don't want to ...
|We Shall Overcome||05/23/2015||18|
|Cartoon: Animal Nuz #252 - Raging Bully Edition||ericlewis0||05/23/2015||78|
|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||73|
|Water Board approves Delta farmers' proposal to cut water use by 25 percent
While Paramount Farms and other corporate agribusiness interests continue to expand water-thirsty almond acreage during California's epic drought, Delta farmers this week stepped up to the plate and ...
|Action Diary: Help Needed in Nepal
Dear Kossacks, I am in Mexico, running one of the biggest archaeological field projects of my life, so I have not been around a lot lately. With that in mind, I have to make this diary short, but ...
|A switch was flipped and now southern peninsula Antarctic glaciers are rapidly melting.
Scientists have discovered that the ice shelves of South Antarctica, located in the Bellingshausen sea , are in rapid melt. This new study follows reports that the remnants of Larsen B should ...
|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 ...
|In just five weeks, $2M climate denier lawsuit implodes
Well that was fast. You may or may not have heard of Dr. Edward Wegman, a statistics professor at George Mason University, who got in very hot water a few years ago on well-founded charges of ...
|USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revises U.S. Wind Energy Potential Map in All 50 States
The U.S. Department of Energy revises wind energy potential map for the entire U.S. and which shows the areas of the United States evaluated with increased (or new) wind energy potential with ...
|GUS Friday Morning Open Thread
Good morning, it was so much fun having anod visit me. My husband, Luis and my neighbor all got to meet him and they all liked him a lot. I am so flattered he came here to see me. I've finally met ...
|Rapid Warming is Here
The Oceans have begun to heat up at rates double those observed by scientists only 6 years ago. This graphic, released today by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) represents ...
|Monckton outfoxed by a calendar in his fight to censor art
Ian Wolter's "Lest We Forget Those Who Denied" Remember when UK student Ian Wolter created a masterpiece of denier commentary? The seven-foot,
|Writing Successfully at Daily Kos - A Few Tips
Over the last few days at Daily Kos we've had several debates over editorial content and control as well as guidelines that writers follow. As a site that lives as a peer-reviewed source, Daily ...
|The Daily Bucket - Friendly Seal sighting
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
|It's gotten this bad:Water Wars in California as agriculture prepares to face strict mandatory cuts
On April 1, when California Governor Brown issued mandatory water restrictions for urban users he warned that he might have to consider cuts to agriculture in the future as well. Well, that ...
|Christiegate: Christie Goes on Expletive-Filled Rant in Front of Large Crowd
(illustration by DonkeyHotey) Ruh-roh - looks like Christie is cracking. From Talking Points Memo : New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) gave a speech on Wednesday full of ...
|Eyewitness footage of Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Madeline Stano of the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment went by the scene of the oil spill in Santa Barbara. The oil spill happened Tuesday May 19th when a pipe owned by Plains All ...
|You Know it's Bad When GOP Reps Vote Scott Walker Out as Head of Flagship Agency (Big Update)
Questions about WEDC are dogging Scott Walker Oh, yeah, the normally Scott Walker-subservient Republican Legislators who infest majorities in the Wisconsin State Legislature have told us all we ...
|HI-Sen: Brian Schatz (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPA
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D. HI), who has been an adamant opponent of the TPP, is now focusing on stopping the TPA:
|Kansas House Gives Secretary of State Kobach Prosecutorial Powers
The Kansas State House moved today to send legislation to Sam Brownback which would significantly increase the role of the Kansas Secretary of State. Kris Kobach, in earlier testimony to the house ...
|Projecting a Climate Change Timeframe - Holy $h*t
In researching a book I'm writing I've been collecting prognostications about climate change. These have been gathered over time from numerous sources. But they are projections and hence a ...
|Identify plagiarism? Pay $15,000 to $2 million.
In the latest attack on the climate science community, John Mashey (a computer scientist and frequent DeSmogBlog contributor) was sued for $2 million for exposing plagiarism. It's a long and weird ...
|The Daily Bucket - Fiddling Around
At the beginning of May, Mr. Watt and I went up to the Sol Duc valley in the Olympic National Park. Among other things, the ferns along the trail to Sol Duc Falls were just coming up. So, I ...
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