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The origin of Memorial day
I'm sure this is common knowledge but just in case you missed it, here it is: Memorial Day had an interesting start: The first widely-publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after ...
don mikulecky 05/23/2015 5
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/23/2015: The Stag Cook Book
Chrislove 05/23/2015 85
This week at progressive state blogs: Gov. Kasich plays the suckers; Gov. Bryant writes a dumb op-ed
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a ...
Meteor Blades 05/23/2015 7
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 ...
Gwennedd 05/23/2015 113
Not the Evening Blues
No particular theme, and I'll be doing dinner when it first posts, but there's a hole to plug here. I had started gathering stuff when Johnny said it was off, so I'll just throw some stuff out here. ...
enhydra lutris 05/23/2015 34
Ruby's Dream House
I first wrote about Ruby Corado on June 8, 2013...well, after a shorter mention of her in August of 2012 ...
rserven 05/23/2015 6
An update on the Patriot Act debate
The debate in the Senate about extending the Patriot Act has gotten so bizarre that I suspect it is all kabuki. Mitch McConnell's inability to muster a fillibuster-proof 60 votes for a straight ...
gjohnsit 05/23/2015 34
Spotlight on green news & views: Oil spills; the melting poles; Jeb Bush's climate change arrogance
See OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green ...
Meteor Blades 05/23/2015 31
Hellraisers Journal: Joe Hill is "a true soldier in the army of labor," ready to die for the cause.
He's in their dungeon, dark and grim; He stood by us, we'll stand by him! -Ralph Chaplin ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sunday May 23, 1915 ...
JayRaye 05/23/2015 8
Journalism ver .02 - Now With Electrolytes!
How bad is modern American Journalism? It's so bad that the burning question of the day on the intertubes and elsewhere revolves around whether or not they are even necessary in order for a ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/23/2015 27
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 ...
enhydra lutris 05/23/2015 50
Bernie Sanders is for AMERICA
I’m fixing to deal with some grown up truth right now and I’d appreciate it if you’d hear me out. Bernie Sanders Bernie ...
StewartAcuff 05/23/2015 93
Say Hello to the Anti-Science Party
"We're associated with being anti-everything," Bush said. "Way too many people believe that Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science , anti-gay, anti-worker. Many voters are simply ...
jamess 05/23/2015 25
Apparently, 136 Bullets Were NOT Enough.
OOPS : Someone put an autoplay video embed in the comments. If you hear audio you can go here and stop the video from playing. -----
jpmassar 05/23/2015 235
Saturday Shuffle Mix
Easy breezy.
NCTim 05/23/2015 4
Connect! Unite! Act! Dallas, Houston, Seattle, LA & Glacier Park Meet-up Info — Are You Clueless?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
catilinus 05/23/2015 170
Senate Blocks Renewal of Patriot Act Provisions
Last night, after a series of votes related to amendments and final passage of the Trade Promotion Authority, the Senate moved on to consider NSA-related legislation. First up was the USA FREEDOM ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/23/2015 12
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A number with various connotation, none of which are relevant to this reflection. In this case it is merely a measure of longevity in years. My longevity. I can turn to my Facebook page as the ...
teacherken 05/23/2015 14
Why Secularism Is The Evangelists Staunchest Protector [From Themselves]
We hear over and over from the evangelical right how secularism is destroying America and oppressing their religious expression. They seem to be unable to distinguish between secularism and certain ...
LaFeminista 05/23/2015 16
I used to post here often, but not so much anymore
I still come here, but for different reasons. My circumstances have changed, and I no longer have the time to write like I used to. I still read...but I have so little time to write. So little ...
Keith930 05/22/2015 71
Open thread for night owls. OECD: Growing global inequality gap 'has reached a tipping point'
Nadia Prupis at Common Dreams, writes Growing Global Inequality Gap 'Has Reached a Tipping Point' :  With the gap between the rich and poor growing worldwide, ...
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 56
How the Hell Is It Illegal to Read or Talk About TPP?
I'm hoping someone here on this site can help me answer this question. Under whose specific legal authority is it illegal to read the text of the TPP or to even talk about it? I'm a fairly good ...
greywolfe359 05/22/2015 45
Senate Passes Fast-Track Bill 62-37. Which 14 Dems Voted Yes?
The Senate just voted to pass Trade Promotion Authority (fast-track) ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/22/2015 22
The Evening Blues - 5-22-15
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 ...
joe shikspack 05/22/2015 89
Breaking: Repubs, Dems, Lobbyists Win 60 Votes, Fast Track Advance
Just saw Senate voting on Motion to Advance on CSpan, Durbin a no, but next two brought vote to 60. Not sure how many are Dems, vote is continuing. Damn. How does this continue to happen, and ...
divineorder 05/22/2015 20
Tough Times in the Hate Business
I guess when you run a hate organization, you have to keep the perceived horrors involving what you hate in the news in order to keep those donations rolling in. I mean, the hate don't pay for ...
rserven 05/22/2015 28
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 ...
ranger995 05/22/2015 7
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 61
DFA: Help Stop Swiftboating of Elizabeth Warren
Progressive ideas have been getting a metric fck ton of increased media coverage due in a large part to the efforts of PCCC, DFA, and Dkos to get the word out on the courageous work of Senator ...
divineorder 05/22/2015 12
Midday open thread: Huckabee backs Ten Commandments BS; DNI keeps bin Laden porn to itself
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love :
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 40
So what is the GOP strategy for Iraq?
Republican candidates have decided to use the recent setbacks against ISIS as a winning issue in the 2016 election, and it seems to be working. A poll from October shows a majority of ...
gjohnsit 05/22/2015 7
Museums 101: Mustang Hardtops (Photo Diary)
Ojibwa 05/22/2015 13
For a Brooklyn Woman with ALS, Social Security is Elusive
Hi, friends. There are, like, eight other posts that I’ve been drafting, but this is a way more pressing matter. It is a call to action and a call for help. I mentioned in my last post that I ...
lulufogarty 05/21/2015 11
The Strange Story of "Miss Unsinkable" Violet Jessop
Everyone knows that the passenger liner Titanic hit an iceberg in 1912 and sank. Some people also know that the Titanic's sister ship Britannic , used as a World War One hospital ship, hit a mine ...
Lenny Flank 05/21/2015 9
Hellraisers Journal: Socialist Preachers Forced to Stifle Themselves For Fear of Landlord's Ire.
Definition of Socialism from the Socialist Party of Oklahoma: Collective ownership and democratic management of things collectively used and private ownership of things privately used. ```````````
JayRaye 05/21/2015 3
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
MD-Sen: Donna Edwards (D) Goes After The Medicare Cuts In The TPP
poopdogcomedy 05/20/2015 6
Mr Colt's Peacemaker
It was called "the gun that won the West". It was the first really practical revolver, used by many of the most famous gunslingers and outlaws in the American West, and was such a successful design ...
Lenny Flank 05/20/2015 18
Hellraisers Journal: Fifty Striking Chicago School Children Supporting Teamsters Arrested and Jailed
If they want to fight, let them come on. We will call out every member of our union rather than give up. -Teamster President Cornelius Shea `````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
JayRaye 05/20/2015 3
GOP candidates running for Dubya's Third Term
Even before the Fall of Ramadi the GOP presidential candidates were foaming-at-the-mouth war hawks. It'll only get worse . The message itself is coming through clearly—at the “summit” of ...
gjohnsit 05/20/2015 12
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
The Viking Mars Mission
In October 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik. Over the next 20 years, the Space Race saw the USSR and the USA compete in a series of space spectaculars as each tried to ...
Lenny Flank 05/19/2015 23
Hellraisers Journal: Mrs. Wells-Barnett Speaks at Chicago Meeting, Protests Race Prejudice in Strike
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday ...
JayRaye 05/19/2015 3
Buckwheat Zydeco
Buckwheat Zydeco is the stage name of Stanley Dural, Jr., an American accordionist and zydeco musician. He is one of the few zydeco artists to achieve mainstream success.
NCTim 05/19/2015 9
The words of Malcolm X speaking on police brutality are eerily and disappointingly relevant today
Malcolm X speaking in Los Angeles on police brutality On April 27, 1962, the LAPD murdered Brother Ronald Stokes , a friend of ...
Shaun King 05/19/2015 32
There's Crazy - Then There's Texas Crazy
Jade Helm conspiracy theorists and gun nuts are just the latest proof that everything is bigger in Texas, including right-wing nuttiness:
PsychoSuperMom 05/18/2015 7
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones: That which is Nature's should be given to all Nature's Children.
The newspapers were hammering me, and the priests and the ministers were hammering me, but I am alive yet, I am still here, hammering them. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````
JayRaye 05/18/2015 4
#Shell No - Happening Now in Seattle
From King 5 news Right now all entranceways to Terminal 5 in the Port of Seattle are blocked in protest of Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic. Hundred of people converged on the terminal ...
John Crapper 05/18/2015 51
Why race is the main reason the murderous bloodbath in Waco was handled with velvet gloves
Nine people shot to death at a family restaurant . Dozens of others stabbed, beaten, and seriously injured. Over 100 guns recovered. Sounds like one of the ...
Shaun King 05/18/2015 730
♥Note To A Marine♥
Hi Joe ♥ ♥I'm Still Here, Waiting♥ Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273- TALK ( 8255 and dial 1)
rebel ga 05/17/2015 9
The Evening Blues Weekend Edition 05-17-15 Robert Randolph
Welcome! " The Evening Blues - Weekend Edition" is a casual community diary (published Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography ...
Johnny the Conqueroo 05/17/2015 42
Sunday Train: Benefits of the Maryland Red and Purple Lines
Just as national attention has been focused on the sections of Baltimore that have been largely locked out of the revival of economic activity in downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor, the new ...
BruceMcF 05/17/2015 18
Our Approaching Tet Moment
Leading up to the 1968 Tet Offensive , the Pentagon tried to convince the American public that it was winning the war. General Bruce Palmer, Jr., one of Westmoreland's three Field Force ...
gjohnsit 05/17/2015 183
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones warns: a nation that crushes her producers goes over the breakers.
I don't want any mercy from any court, I don't do anything but what is my duty to do as a citizen of this nation, and I don't ask you for mercy. I am asking for justice, and not mercy, and I ...
JayRaye 05/17/2015 14

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