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|Why do good things happen to bad people?
|Stand your ground versus run like Hell!
|Oakland's Mayor Schaaf hires new Crowd Control Consultant-Pepper Spray Cop
|Some people drive me nuts: A crohn's disease rant.
|Global Warming Makes Me Sick(er)
|Top Comments: Taste the Rainbow, Republicans
You know, you'd think that since I'm now only writing for Top Comments every other week, I'd actually be able to write diaries . I had just the topic in mind for tonight, but it was apparently ...
|I Declare June 27th to be Draw Thomas The Tank Engine Day!!
Inspired by these leather-clad patriots and their masterstroke of wit and satire, I was ready to fly to Arizona, go to a mosque, and get my sacrilege on. I had my crayons all set to draw some stick ...
|Still no charges for Cleveland Police nearly seven months after killing Tanisha Anderson
Tanisha Anderson “They killed my sister,” Joell Anderson, Tanisha’s 40-year-old brother said as he fought back tears. “I watched it.” Suffering a mental health breakdown on the evening ...
|Whole towns will disappear. ~ STDDs Week 40
Shane Ortega ha served three combat tours...two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan...two as a marine and one in the Army...two as a woman and one as a man. Sgt. Ortega is stationed at Wheeler Army Air ...
|Heat Waves, Floods, Forest Fires -- Just another Day in the Post-Industrial Neighborhood
I wonder if future generations -- assuming they survive -- will look back and call this generation: The Golden Age of Fossil Fools ...? Or perhaps the " Era of Hopeless Cynicism " will stamp this ...
|Tennessee Television Station Refuses To Air Freedom To Marry Ad
Freedom To Marry has produced a number of marriage equality ads in the past few years. No television station has refused to air any of those ads till now. Chatanooga-based WRCB has refused to air ...
|Silence by Hillary Clinton on #TPP is The Same as Supporting It
As Fast Track Authority for #TPP is set to hit the House floor next week, Democratic Presidential Primary candidate Hillary Clinton remains silent on organized labors biggest trade fight in a ...
|Just One Picture. It's Purple - Street Prophets Fuzzy Friday
Well, here we are. We've survived another week on Earth. We're a bit older and perhaps a bit wiser. Today I'm celebrating my pennies for Doctors Without Borders reaching the 1,400 mark. This is the ...
|Marko the Werelynx||05/29/2015||8|
|FIFA and . . . IP? With Sepp Blatter, anything is possible and nothing forbidden.
OK, today is one of those strange days when two ideas which should never meet, are doing it. I cannot make this stuff up. Put up your feet and draw your bevvy of choice before reading this. It is ...
|The Discredited Gay Equality Study and the Smell Test
Humanity has always had a problem with reality. We have a problem with seeing things the way we want to see them, rather than how they actually are. Case in point -- Iraq, where right-wingers and "...
|If Only Bernie Would Do Some Crazy Sh1t..
|Judge disqualifies all 250 prosecutors in Orange County, CA because of widespread corruption
Between San Diego and Los Angeles is Orange County, California. With more than 3 million residents, it's larger than 21 states. If Orange County were a separate country, its economy would be the ...
|Hellraisers Journal: The Appeal to Reason Covers the Show-Down Between John D Jr & Frank P Walsh
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
|Phyllis Schlafly bemoans that today's immigrants aren't white enough to her liking
Phyllis Schlafly has always been a racist, right-wing jackass, but at least she's honest about ...
|Black family receives letter telling them they 'don't belong here,' community rallies around them
|Climate change conferences sponsored by fossil fuel interests.
What could go wrong? Climate Talks In Copenhagen Dominated By Climate Destroying Corps This is about the United Nations climate talks, as they are being sponsored by fossil fuel interests. I ...
|artificial sovereignty for artificial islands: is the internet like an ocean
Unlike the island-hopping campaigns in World War II, more nuanced conflicts will occur in the South China Sea, no different than recent cyber-attacks especially if the processes of the Law ...
|Down and Out in Brooklyn and Queens
New York, I love you, but you're freaking me out. I've been working full time and trying to find a place to live that I can afford and it is going nowhere. Bouncing back and forth between Brooklyn ...
|Black people almost 9 times more likely to be arrested than white people in Minnesota
The ACLU has released a study concerning Minnesota and what is clearly a racially driven bias in how law in meted out. The numbers show a startling disparity in the way police enforce low-level ...
|Republican governor vetoes North Carolina 'right to discriminate' bill
Amanda Scott and Christina Corvin ...
|Republican Debates-American Idol Style
There are over 20 contenders for the Republican party's nomination for POTUS. The problem is how to narrow the field to 10 in such a way that is fair and does not exclude a potentially strong ...
|“Sincerely held religious beliefs” N.C. anti-gay marriage bill vetoed by McCrory
A bill that essentially allows “ Sincerely held religious beliefs ” to trump Constitutional law had a quick turn-around with a veto only a half hour after reaching the office of a governor ...
|Mojo Friday - "I'm Sorry." Are You? Really? - Edition
How many times have you seen someone apologize and knew their heart wasn't in it? They weren't the least bit sincere? Or, they qualified their apology? Or. somehow in their apology, they manage to ...
|Arizona's McCain and Flake swap Apache Holy Land to foreign mining company- Contact Congress
This is outrageous. Oak Flat in Arizona, an Apache holy place where coming-of-age ceremonies have been performed for many generations and is a sacred place for prayer, has been handed over to an ...
| “The road to hell is too often paved with Jazz steps.”
On this day in Labor History the year was 1912. That was the day fifteen women lost their jobs for dancing on their lunch break. The women worked for the Curtis Publishing Company in ...
|The Rick Smith Show||05/29/2015||2|
|DOOMSDAY CLOCK Moves Up To 11:57 "current efforts are entirely insufficient" on Catastrophic Warming
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have taken the sobering step of moving their Doomsday Clock from 11:55 up to 11:57 the closest we've been to to global catastrophe since 1987 and the bad old days ...
|“The Fire This Time: Black Youth and the Spectacle of Postracial Violence,” by Henry A. Giroux
[Diarist's Note: Henry Giroux has provided the diarist with written authorization to reproduce his posts in their entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community.] [http://www.truth-out.org/...
|A new acronym: GOBBIA--Guilty of Being Black in America
There are lies and there are big lies, and then are big piles of human excrement upon which perfume is sprayed in copious quantities to make them seem "pleasant"--but what is pleasant about a pile ...
|Comedy classic game: Can you find one?
The other night I wrote a diary asking everyone to list their favorite childhood 45, one in which they wore out the needle on. A lot of people wrote in the comments section and shared their ...
|Armed bikers draw cartoons of Muhammad at an Arizona mosque. What could go wrong?
Let's hope nothing does go wrong, but so far more than 500 800 people have RSVP'd to attend a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest in Phoenix on Friday, similar to the contest in Garland, Texas . That ...
|Gangster Capitalism in China
I must recommend the very readable paper, [http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue71/Smith71.pdf China’s Communist-Capitalist ecological apocalypse]. While the paper is 45 pages long (with at least ...
|Distraction: Ever wonder about "Crane Form Kung Fu"?
It came from cranes. No....really. A crane has, for whatever reason, fallen into a tiger's den at a zoo and cannot get out. There are 3 tigers, quite interested in the bird. The crane is maybe ...
|Kyler's Mom calls for change
I wrote about Kyler on Tuesday: Sometimes life gets too hard Kyler's mother has decided to use Kyler's painful passing as an instrument to create change. The passing of my son was the most ...
|WI-Sen: Ron Johnson (R) Says The Lego Movie Is Part Of A Propaganda Campaign Against Business Owners
Some more lunacy from the most vulnerable Tea Party U.S. Senator: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/28/lego-movie-scripted-by-karl-marx_n_7462068.html?utm_hp_ref=politics ...
|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 ...
|Hawaii State Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge To Marriage Equality Law
In September of 2013, then Governor Abercrombie of Hawaii called the state legislature into special session. They were to consider the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 and vote on the proposed ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Abraham Lincoln: the bond of human sympathy should unite all working people.
My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: "We must be together; our masters are joined together ...
|Lawyers for the officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray want their trial moved out of Baltimore
While it's not surprising that the lawyers for the six officers accused of killing Freddie Gray want their trial moved out of ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|You're not going to believe what the Cleveland Police Union says is going to get officers killed
Cleveland Police Union President Steve Loomis Death by paperwork ? Officers ...
|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 ...
|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.
|Scott Walker: On The Solution To The Probe Rape Issue
An Open Letter To Wisconsin Women Dear Women Folk It has been brought to my intention that ultrasound requirements may involve unwanted intrusion into your lady parts. We have come to a ...
|Senior “State Department Officials Pass Through Revolving Door, Lobby for Passage of TPP”
If you were to read some of the audience’s comments in [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/26/1387749/-Gaius-Publius-Hillary-TPP-the-World-of-Money-and-the-Center-for-American-Progress THIS ...
|As a Floridian...This hating on us because of Scott needs to stop !!We don't deserve the putdowns !
This will not be well received by some at all. I am standing up for we liberals who are stuck with Rick Scott and Republican legislators. In all of the years I have been here I have never said ...
|Why Organized Labor Should Give Bernie Sanders Strong Primary Election Support
..by author of "Save our Unions" Steve Early | Posted: 05/27/2015 3:37 pm EDT When Steve Early first met Bernie Sanders: When I first met Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders, he was a ...
|Ending Veteran Homelessness, One Home At a Time
As someone dedicated to the issue of ending Veteran homelessness, I recommend you check out this article on Huffington Post's impact page. It discusses how Boston-based Housing Partnership Network ...
|The Religious Bigotry of Rick Santorum
Now that Rick Santorum has announced that he is running for president, again, it is worth reminding ourselves that he is a coarsely obvious religious bigot. I first published this post when he was ...
|That word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Apparently we're getting out of control. Yes...control. I believe that's the key word. Focus on the Family and Family Research Council are upset. Transgender people are winning more acceptance ...
|Identification in a changing society
I am a transwoman. This means that I have a female mind and was born with a male body. I now identify as female while making the effort to change my body to match how my brain says it should be. ...
|Rand Paul attacks Republican NeoCons "ISIS exists and grew stronger because of - hawks in our party"
Rand Paul blames 'hawks in our party' for Islamic State's rise By Nick Gass “ ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately , and most of those ...
|Hellraisers Journal: The Broad Ax on the Chicago Teamsters Strike: Murder and Lawlessness Continues
My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: "We must be together; our masters are joined ...
|Marriage Equality Comes To Greenland; World Marriage Equality Map
Greenland's Parliament approved a marriage equality bill yesterday (unanimously). Same-sex couples can tie the knot beginning October 1, 2015. From On Top Magazine : Denmark granted Greenland ...
|Officer admits sexually assaulting woman; charges dropped, pays $622.50 and has jail time suspended
How in the hell is this even possible ? Officer William Reese Oxendine was convicted in ...
|The shocking truth about the two Chicago Police officers posing in this horrendous photo
Chicago Police Officers Jerome Finnigan and Timothy McDermott The Chicago Police ...
|WI-Sen: Al Franken (D. MN) Helps Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)
Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Al Franken (D. MN) in support of Russ Feingold's (D. WI) comeback bid against Tea Party U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R. WI):
|OH, GA, MO, AZ, NC, IA & SC-Sen: The GOP Senators Who Took The Most Corporate Cash To Fast Track TPP
Former Bush Trade Representative & U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R. OH) took the most pro-TPP corporate cash. The Guardian has a great article out about which U.S. Senators took the most corporate cash ...
|Rick Scott and the possibility of a Presidential Run ! Don't laugh.
I wrote a diary last week about how Scott in ...
|PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 5/22/15 Edition
Received this e-mail today from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Toomey says ...
|TPP/Fast Track: Hell, Yes, Labor Will Primary YOU...Dems Whine About, Finally, Labor Pressure
Oh, seriously. Democrats are whining about, heaven forbid, a bit of pressure from unions to actually vote correctly on fast track and the Trans Pacific Partnership. Grow up--and if you can't cast a ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|NH-Sen: Planned Parenthood & Other Goups Slam Kelly Ayotte's (R) Sham OTC Birth Control Bill
So last week, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R. NH) and Cory "Personhood" Gardner (R. CO) introduced a new over the counter birth control bill: http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2015/05/21/sen-cory-
|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 --
|Sometimes life gets too hard
Last Friday was the memorial service for Kyler Prescott. Kyler's mother spoke to the press before the service. I feel so broken inside. I feel like my soul has been ripped from my body. -- ...
|Taking Marco Rubio at his word, Republicans are clear and present danger to Catholic Church
Pope Francis You might'...
|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 ...
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