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I was laid off yesterday.
So the latest chapter in the sad, strange arc of my career has come to a close. I was laid off from my (temporary) tax position with New York State yesterday, after 4 months. It was a pretty ...
ArchTeryx 05/28/2015 4
Whoa: Former Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert indicted for lying to FBI, hiding transactions
Denny Hastert Did anyone see this coming? Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, a Republican who ...
David Nir 05/28/2015 129
BREAKING: Former Speaker Hastert indicted
The Justice Department has indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert on reporting evasion charges and lying to the FBI as part of an effort to pay off victims of “prior bad acts.” In an ...
MTmofo 05/28/2015 30
Leaked Documents Reveal #TPP Targets Journalists and Whistleblowers
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Intellectual Property Rights Chapter released to WikiLeaks late last year contains a Trade Secrets section that allows for the criminalization of investigative ...
Stephen Benavides 05/28/2015 23
Keeping Up: Street Prophets Thursday Coffee Hour
Welcome to Thursday Coffee Hour. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know with you. I first started doing computer graphic art in 1998. As time ...
michelewln 05/28/2015 3
Missteps Are Better Than No Steps
Well, that was fun, (he says as he looks at his last diary, and thinks it should go in the trash....), not. I'm no expert. Not by any means. Aileen kept pestering me to write something about, first ...
nicolemaschke 05/28/2015 1
African American leads in Science Fiction
Indulge me for a moment while I rattle off a list of titles. Recognize any of them? Guardians of the Galaxy Godzilla Lucy Divergent The Hunger Games: Mockingbird Transformers: The Age of ...
DAISHI 05/28/2015 18
Want to know how much corporations paid US Senators to fast track the TPP bill?
Our democracy reads like an open book. What you see is what you get. You follow the money you get your answers. That's the way fast tracking of the TPP went down in the Senate. The ...
VL Baker 05/28/2015 11
Hillary Clinton is Taking Democrats Backward on Climate Change
When Barack Obama announced his Presidential campaign in Springfield, Illinois he spoke of climate change. Let's be the generation that finally frees America from the tyranny of oil. We can ...
Willinois 05/28/2015 18
Daily Kos World of Warcraft Update: Good Weeks for Team PM and Team Z
Standard disclaimer: Leave your loathing of meta, World of Warcraft, or community diaries outside. If you think we should be playing your MMO instead, start a guild and write a recruitment diary. ...
Moody Loner 05/28/2015 12
Self-publishing 101: 5 ways to get feedback on your book
A hearty thanks to James Wells for hosting the last SP 101 ! Before getting started, if you're in the Bellingham, WA area, I'll mention his book launch for The Great Symmetry at 7 pm this Saturday .
akadjian 05/28/2015 15
Fursdai Furries
Those of you who ...
triciawyse 05/28/2015 80
A True Progressive
At the risk of being labeled a heathen, or drawn, quartered, disemboweled, or burned alive, I will state my position that a true progressive is an atheist, or at the least; agnostic. Religious dogma ...
Flaque 05/28/2015 1
The Economics Of Being Poor
Being a Working-class citizen isn't an easy life in America. A country full with pride, we take for granted those that work for minimum-wage or maybe even just over minimum. We all see them every ...
KantV420 05/28/2015 5
The Daily Bucket - Newly Arrived Squabs!
After a lovely 5 day weekend, I'm back with news of the wilds of upstate New York. Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and birds are hatching! Follow me below the orange nest for fantastic photos ...
Attack Gardener 05/28/2015 47
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 606
No Aid for Texas Without Climate Concessions
Over the past week, we have all seen the climate-related disasters in Texas and Oklahoma, which have been repeatedly struck with floods and tornadoes. Television news reports have shown the ...
DarkScholar82 05/28/2015 31
The Daily Bucket - Leucistic white female Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Southeastern Wisconsin I readily admit that I am charmed by the often misunderstood Opossum. This infatuation has motivated us to set up a few HD cameras around the property, in order to record the ...
Critter Farm 05/28/2015 31
"We didn't have enough processing power for women players in our videogame"
Sydney Leroux is apparently too hard to draw.
elfling 05/28/2015 177
Update on Letter to the Editor calling for violent "regime change" - PA paper apologizes
Two days ago I shared news of a local paper in Pennsylvania that had printed a Memorial Day letter to the Editor calling for "regime change" with possible executions of President Obama and members ...
sfinx 05/28/2015 24
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 05/28/2015 1
Camera catches police wrestling pregnant black woman to the ground for no reason whatsoever
This is a terrible injustice. Dropping her daughter off for elementary school, Charlena Cook, eight months pregnant in Barstow, California, ended up being forcibly handcuffed and wrestled to the ...
Shaun King 05/28/2015 102
Obama's immigration plans are on hold as court battle continues
On Tuesday, a panel of judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift a hold and let President Obama's immigration reforms go forward while litigation continues, with Texas and 25 ...
Laura Clawson 05/28/2015 5
Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Thank God It's Giovedì"
If it's Thursday on The After Show with Wink & Justice; then Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it)! The Pentagon accidentally ships anthrax to private labs around the country; a ...
justiceputnam 05/28/2015 1
Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, L.A., Glacier Nat'l Park & Maine Meet-Up Info — Night Owl?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
paradise50 05/28/2015 124
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 347
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 15
Michael Klare: Superpower in Distress
Think of this as a little imperial folly update -- and here's the backstory.  In the years after invading Iraq and disbanding Saddam Hussein’s military, the U.S. sunk about  $25 billion  into “...
TomDispatch 05/28/2015 4
GUS 5-28-15 Open Thread
I almost hate to tear away from Vacationland's pithy diary last night. It's a new day, washed clean by torrents of rain last night. I woke up this morning with a renewed zest for life. I have to ...
Portia Elm 05/28/2015 36
Will you stand with your fellow worker?
On this day in Labor History the year was 1946. That was the day the working people of New York stood up in true labor solidarity. It all started at stroke midnight on May 15th as messengers ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/28/2015 3
Can We Truly Say We’re No Longer At War? A Closer Look At The President’s Comments
President Barack Obama’s Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery celebrated the fact that for the first time in 14 years, the U.S. was no longer engaged in a major ground war.
harryreardon 05/27/2015 7
Overnight News Digest: Corruptio optimi pessima
New York City's Times Square in 1912 Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, wader, ...
Doctor RJ 05/27/2015 29
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 05/27/2015 1
Mark Kirk Makes me Sick
Has anyone else seen Senator Mark Kirk's (R-Shameless) ad for reelection for Senate from Illinois? If you haven't, please take a look at this article which includes the clip. Join me after the ...
tcdup 05/27/2015 11
The Daily & Nightly Shows
Tonight's guest on The Daily Show is Rosabeth Moss Kanter and the panelists on The Nightly Show are Jermaine Fowler , Constance Zimmer , and ...
pgm 01 05/27/2015 11
Kitchen Table Kibitzing: More Crazy Texas Weather
Hey KTK peeps! It's me again, signing on from Austin where it is sunny and...oh wait it looks like it might rain again tonight after all. Was that thunder in the distance AGAIN? Maybe it was just ...
bastrop 05/27/2015 110
The Evening Blues - 5-27-15
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 05/27/2015 55
Bookflurries-Bookchat: The Book I Didn’t Write
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. Last week at ...
cfk 05/27/2015 93
On 'White Fragility' and On Smearing Sanders: 'BradCast' 5/27/2015
Guest: Journalist, playwright Aurin Squire... As the corporate media continues to smear and/...
TheBradBlog 05/27/2015 8
New York's State Assembly just passed a single-payer bill
Some outstanding news from Albany. Assembly passes #universalhealthcare #singlepayer #NYHealth bill!
james321 05/27/2015 29
Who's ready for an organic, meatless, fast-food drive thru?
Amy’s Burger prepared for the forthcoming Amy’s Drive Thru from Amy’s Kitchen The future of American style sustainable food is coming to a drive-thru near you. The ...
VL Baker 05/27/2015 51
Battleground Texas threatens to sue Texas over widespread voter disenfranchisement
Today, Battleground Texas' Legal Director Mimi Marziani sent a letter formally notifying Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos that Battleground Texas is prepared to file a lawsuit if the ...
nomandates 05/27/2015 36
Nancy Pelosi: Represent your party
Is Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, ignoring the overwhelming majority of Democratic voters and the majority of Democratic House members who do not want to see Fast Track, also known as TPA, ...
Savvy 05/27/2015 8
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Seeking Materials for Precinct Organizing Training
Precinct Organizing Support Sought My county's Precinct Organizing Committee is planning a "train the trainers" session in July. I'm working with a couple of folks to track down good hands-on ...
peregrine kate 05/27/2015 34
No, Governor Walker. State Mandated Rape is not "a cool thing."
What Governor Walker and his deviant cohorts across the country are trying to explain away is rape - State Mandated Rape. And there is nothing "cool" about any of it. In an interview with ...
Onomastic 05/27/2015 307
Nebraska abolishes the death penalty
The legislature [http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nebraskas-death-penalty-repealed-veto-override-n365456 overrode the governor's veto]. Nebraska became the first conservative state in more than ...
Wee Mama 05/27/2015 68
Texas & Alaska Floods: El Nino & Hot Oceans Start a Year of Hellish Weather. It Will Get Worse.
There's too much heat in the oceans. Way too much heat. Hot water has surged across the equator in the Pacific and a deep pool of very hot water is building off of Mexico's west coast. Tropical ...
FishOutofWater 05/27/2015 166
Arkansas 12-week abortion ban bill struck down
The 8th Circuit US Court of Appeals struck down Arkansas's 12-week abortion ban. The doctors that brought the suit said: "By banning abortions after 12 weeks’ gestation, the Act prohibits ...
StarbucksGirl51 05/27/2015 16
The Daily Bucket - small gosling drama on a mudflat
Put this together a while back...nothing very dramatic (well maybe it was for them), photos not great, very common bird and all, but I liked the moment. And we have no bucket yet today, so - The ...
OceanDiver 05/27/2015 67
Mark Ruffalo just tweeted my fracking wastewater diary
Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site http://t.co/z3b2qrYEXZ via @dailykos — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 27, ...
VL Baker 05/27/2015 5
An Other Feminism: a review of Hilary Klein's book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories"
By Charlotte Maria Sáenz May 27, ...
Bev Bell 05/27/2015 3
Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site
Food and Water Watch has just secured this exclusive video from Water Defense's Chief Scientist, Scott Smith, who has been collecting samples from the Cawelo Water ...
VL Baker 05/27/2015 13
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
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.
joanbrooker 05/26/2015 119
Comfort Makes Me Right: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
Copper, cotton and fool's gold beaten into mash, shoveled down maws of metal monkeys, greater than the sum of ribs, thumbs, and vertebrae. Acid leak squeals spray from split purple lips. Road ...
ruleoflaw 05/26/2015 7
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 ...
Black Kos 05/26/2015 240
Taking Marco Rubio at his word, Republicans are clear and present danger to Catholic Church
Pope Francis You might'...
kos 05/26/2015 59
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 ...
VL Baker 05/26/2015 3
The Department of Justice enters into binding consent decree with the Cleveland Police Department
Shaun King 05/26/2015 26
How the Brelo verdict in Cleveland proves laws protecting people from police are broken
Many unjust verdicts across the years have exposed just how protected police misconduct is under the law. Four LAPD Police Officers were ...
Shaun King 05/26/2015 53
TPP is in trouble, thanks to public outcry /Updated with Action
Mark Weisbrot , writing at Aljazeera is of the opinion that the public discussion of the TPP has been much more robust than discussion of NAFTA had ever been. And that ...
VL Baker 05/26/2015 132
Peaceful protestors in Cleveland jailed for days in filth; repeatedly given 'piss-yellow' water
Shaun King 05/26/2015 37
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 ...
Lenny Flank 05/26/2015 43
Have some fun: reply to TransCanada's clueless twit
Today, TransCanada — builders and promoters of both Keystone XL and the Energy East tar sands pipelines — had this to say about their commitment to protect the environment: We help protect the ...
VL Baker 05/25/2015 6
Memorial Day Songs
Just some songs for the holiday....
BFSkinner 05/25/2015 27
Original Americans forgotten on Memorial Day
The All-Nations Native American Veterans Memorial in Jefferson, Oregon [This is an edited and updated reprise of an essay first written for Memorial Day in 2010.] My ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 55
Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day
United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "
Denise Oliver Velez 05/25/2015 114
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 ...
foresterbob 05/25/2015 148
Young People's Pavilion: Bedtime For Chickies
"To write a good young picture book ... You have to write with all the skill of an adult who understands words, rhythm, rhyme, character, and story and all the heart and soul of a child who ...
The Book Bear 05/24/2015 1
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 ...
VL Baker 05/24/2015 65
GUS: Happy LGBT Equal Rights Demanded by the Irish Weekend w/ Recipes
Good Sunday, GUSgreenies!!!!!!! Sure, we all know my entire ancestral family pushed the vote wayyyyyy over the top for the Yes vote in Ireland for Marriage Equality. You can thank me and mine later.
gchaucer2 05/24/2015 42
Anemia: Info and a Poll.
Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a main part of red blood cells and binds oxygen. If you have too few or ...
BFSkinner 05/23/2015 7
Update: Photos from Portland, OR Celebration! Today, we gather to Celebrate our Cedwyn
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- -Lewis Carrol, The Walrus and The Carpenter The time has come to talk ...
Onomastic 05/23/2015 181
Update: Ireland: Historic Vote Today on Marriage Equality -- Polls closed. Counting tomorrow.
Update: h/t tapu dali Vote counting starts tomorrow IPT (Irish Pub Time). Update 2: Caution!!! Auto video at the start but can be quickly turned off. Polls closed/historic vote. Nice tweets ...
gchaucer2 05/22/2015 25
The mood of Daily Kos: Clinton or Sanders?
Not since the last great debates of HRC vs. Obama have I seen such "great" primary battles....people getting behind their candidates and attacking the other people's choice. Not a day goes by when ...
BFSkinner 05/22/2015 204
Yup, Clinton can tell the Beltway media to go to hell
Heavens! Is that Hillary with some "everyday Americans"? BLASPHEMY! The same day I lauded ...
kos 05/22/2015 165
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 272
Mojo Friday - Memorial Day, The Beginning of the Summer Season - Edition
Even though Summer doesn't start by the calender for almost another month for tourism, and commerce it starts this weekend. Yep, it's time to fire up all those engines and start belching even ...
TexDem 05/22/2015 381
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 ...
VL Baker 05/22/2015 31
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 ...
VL Baker 05/21/2015 5
If Hillary wants to avoid the beltway political media, well then, that's very smart
Hillary Clinton, at a small-business roundtable in Iowa, loses nothing by bypassing the traditional ...
kos 05/21/2015 263
WSJ: Clinton's DoS blocked the release of politically sensitive records about Keystone XL Pipeline
photo credit: Backbone campaign, flr The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S. Department of State, ...
VL Baker 05/20/2015 199
What will the TPP do about this atrocity?
Live export cattle on a truck outside Darwin. Footage obtained by animal activists allegedly shows cattle in Vietnam being hit repeatedly to the head to stun them before slaughter. Photograph: Dave ...
VL Baker 05/20/2015 13
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

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