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Museums 101: Mustang Hardtops (Photo Diary)
Ojibwa 05/22/2015 10
A good many Republican presidential candidates posed for pictures with a child molester
Do as I say, not as I do. That particular idiom about hypocrisy is especially true if you're a Republican espousing "family values." A good example of this occurred yesterday when the ...
Doctor RJ 05/22/2015 152
Open thread for night owls. Democracy Now interviews Matt Taibbi on confessed bank crooks
Matt Taibbi Amy Goodman interviewed Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi on the news that the five banks—Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 91
Write On! Pacing
Hello, writers. Last week we talked about making time pass in a narrative. Now I’d like to talk about a related area, pacing. Pacing a story well means spending as little time as possible over ...
SensibleShoes 05/21/2015 91
Bernie Sanders will make his presidential run official Tuesday
Bernie poses for a selfie with a supporter in Manchester, NH, May 2. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make his presidential primary campaign official Tuesday, May 26, with a public kick-off on the shores ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 189
Jeb Bush is partly right. Somebody is definitely 'intellectually arrogant' about climate change
That arrogance does not, however, come from the scientists behind the 97 percent of peer-reviewed papers that say civilization's emissions of greenhouse gases are driving climate change. Nor from ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 75
Midday open thread: Foxagandists say Obama wrong to call climate change nat'l security threat
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?) :
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 37
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
Another poll finds David Vitter in a comfortable position in Louisiana's gubernatorial contest
Republican Sen. David Vitter (...
Jeff Singer 05/21/2015 8
Surprise! Company whose pipeline burst in Santa Barbara has extensive record of safety violations
A section of Refugio State Beach tainted by oil from burst pipe. Since 2006, the U.S. Pipeline and ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 104
Study: BP oil blowout at fault for Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths. The petroleum giant says nah
Dead dolphin stranded on the Port Fourchon Louisiana coastline in July 2012 following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 40
Overnight News Digest: Lord, what fools these mortals be
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, rfall, JML9999 and Man Oh ...
Doctor RJ 05/20/2015 35
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Driver, Follow That…Book!
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. It is necessary in ...
cfk 05/20/2015 142
Spotlight on green news & views: Fracking wastewater used on crops; Shell plans for change of 4°+
Check out the saga of the green heron hunting for lunch Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 14
Climate takes up half Obama's commencement address to Coast Guard cadets, with some Arctic irony
Climate change dominated President Obama's commencement address to the Coast Guard graduating class Wednesday. President ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 67
Midday open thread: Tech companies oppose TPP; bin Laden's bookshelf; Obama tweets, racism ensues
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Biker Lives Matter :
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 34
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
As fast-track trade bill heads for Senate cloture vote, House outcome could be up to Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi could be key in the fight over fast-track trade legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 46
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
Open thread for night owls: Bernie Sanders has a plan: Tax Wall Street and make college free
John Nichols at The Nation writes Bernie Sanders Has a Plan: Tax Wall Street and Make College Free :  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders keeps bending the rules of Senate ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 126
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
Midday open thread: Int'l flag of Earth; man admits plot against NY Muslims; O'Reilly denies abuse
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is The Great Hall of Iraq Whoppers :
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 31
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 22
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott does industry's bidding and signs state ban on local fracking bans
Two women await the results of a referendum banning fracking in Denton, Texas, last November. The city's ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 66
Knowing what we've known all along...
Would you lie the country into war? Order people tortured to death? Start wars while cutting taxes to the shamefully rich? Continue to trash the planet and fuck over its people? Push policies based ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/19/2015 112
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
Arkansas: Eureka Springs passes anti-discrimination ordinance that protects the rights of LGBTs
The people have spoken. Voters approve 2223 in landslide Wednesday, May 13, 2015 By Alana Cook, The Lovely County Citizen newspaper The citizens of Eureka Springs voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in ...
Zwoof 05/19/2015 8
This man has read the TPP, can't legally tell us the details, but says Warren's criticisms are right
Labor organizations oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade deal in a rally outside of the Capitol in May 2014. His name is Michael Wessel. He has served on the U.S. ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 248
Daily Bucket: A Green Heron Hunts His Lunch
A few days ago, I happened upon a Green Heron hunting for his lunch. Green Herons are much more shy than other herons and egrets, so when he saw me watching him he froze completely still for a good ...
Lenny Flank 05/19/2015 56
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
Sen. Whitehouse gives his 100th climate change speech. More senators should emulate him
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island gave his 20-minute pilot floor speech on climate change in October 2011. But he began his weekly series with a climate change speech in April 2012. Since ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 30
Open thread for night owls: Ending distribution of some military matériel to local cops is a start
Colleen Curry at Vice writes about the news Monday that President Obama ...
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 72
Is 'Mad Max: Fury Road' a feminist action movie?
Coma-Doof Warrior plays some chords and expels some fire in George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' It's the year 2015, and the future isn't exactly the place many have dreamed about. While we might ...
Doctor RJ 05/18/2015 53
Trade argument between Warren and Obama heats up with release of the senator's latest salvo
Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama in happier times. The report released Monday by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren adds fuel to ...
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 178
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
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
Its my friend Steve's fault.
He posted a picture of the Erebus, one of Lord Franklin's ill fated ships that was found last year on September 7th. Well that lead me to post the Pentangle version of "Lord Franklin" (R.I.P ...
BOHICA 05/17/2015 12
Ancient Africa: A Short Overview of Homo Habilis
The first species to be classified as human, designated as Homo habilis , appeared in Africa over two million years ago. While similar in many physical features to the earlier Australopithecines, ...
Ojibwa 05/17/2015 33
Teachers' Lounge: Bullies
Almost all of us (probably all of us) have experienced bullying of one or more types in our lives. It comes from our "friends" (even those who often really are what we think of as friends), from ...
annetteboardman 05/16/2015 32
Hellraisers Journal: Tears stream from the eyes of Mother Jones as she tells of industrial horrors.
I reside wherever there is a good fight against wrong-all over the country. Wherever the workers are fighting the robbers I go there. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````
JayRaye 05/16/2015 7
Origins of English: Phony Bigwigs
I suppose there may be a few people out there who have encountered people they considered to be bigwigs or phony or perhaps phony bigwigs. The etymologies of these words are shown below.
Ojibwa 05/16/2015 8
Funk Friday - Jon Cleary
You are in for a treat today. Jon Cleary is a funk and R&B musician based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was originally from Cranbrook in Kent, England, and has studied for the past 20 years the ...
NCTim 05/15/2015 9
Museums 101: Automobiles of the 1910s in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
During the second decade of the twentieth century, American automobile manufacturers were beginning to catch up with and even surpass their European counterparts. During this period, cars looked ...
Ojibwa 05/15/2015 14
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
Hellraisers Journal: Big Bill Haywood, "I am a partisan of the workers."
I am speaking for the working class, and I am a partisan of the workers. -Big Bill Haywood ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday May 14, 1915 ...
JayRaye 05/14/2015 7
Monte Verde: The First Americans?
For decades, archaeologists have concluded that the first humans entered the Americas over the Bering Straits land bridge about 13,000 years ago, when an ice-free corridor opened up in Canada, But ...
Lenny Flank 05/13/2015 42
Hellraisers Journal: Big Bill Haywood, Sec-Trea of IWW, Testifies Before the Walsh Commission
The Industrial Workers of the World is socialism with its working clothes on. -Big Bill Haywood ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Thursday May 13,
JayRaye 05/13/2015 8
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871
In 1871, the most famous fire in American history swept across Chicago and destroyed much of the city. According to legend, the Great Chicago Fire was started when a cow owned by an Irish immigrant ...
Lenny Flank 05/12/2015 14
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones, Clarence Darrow & Bill Haywood to Come Before Walsh Commission
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/12/2015 9
Hellraisers Journal: Rebel Girl Describes Joe Hill: "tall, slender, very blond with deep blue eyes."
I am not afraid of death, but I'd like to be in the fight a little longer. -Joe Hill ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Tuesday May 11, 1915 Salt ...
JayRaye 05/11/2015 10
Hellraisers Journal: Teamster Strike at "Fever Heat," death struggle between strikers & capitalists.
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/10/2015 5
Ancient America: Coastal Oregon, 13,000 to 7,500 years Ago
The Oregon coast is a part of the larger Northwest Coast culture area which stretches from the Tlingit homelands in Alaska to the Tolowa homelands in northern California. The cultures along this ...
Ojibwa 05/10/2015 20
Racist laws restrict over 4 million U.S. citizens from voting
Flags of U.S. colonial territories The right to vote in the United States does not include every U.S. citizen of voting age. I'm not talking ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/10/2015 203

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