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Proud of my party
On the Amesh NSA amendment: Democrats: Yay 111; Nay 83 Republicans: Yay 94; Nay 134 We may have problems (I can think of about 83), on the other hand tomorrow is going to be interesting on the ...
sdelear 07/24/2013 4 2 - -
Breaking: NSA Collecting All the Information Needed to Kill You
From the Washington Post: On the line with the SEAL was the drone operator and a “collector,” an NSA employee at the agency’s gigantic base at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga. The collector was ...
sdelear 07/21/2013 377 164 3 -
Justice for Abdulrahman al-Awlaki
From the New York Times: SANA, Yemen — I LEARNED that my 16-year-old grandson, Abdulrahman — a United States citizen — had been killed by an American drone strike from news reports the ...
sdelear 07/18/2013 21 6 - -
Are Progressives Now Violent Revolutionaries?
The New York Times is accusing the left of being revolutionary: The rhetoric of the Tea Party — the far right of the Republican Party — asserts a quite different view: that Obama’s mode of ...
sdelear 07/03/2013 12 4 - -
The NSA's threat to Capitalism
Government can now take idea and innovations from the worlds non-white population and redistribute them to white American males. According to Bloomberg: technology, finance and manufacturing ...
sdelear 06/23/2013 4 1 - -
Breaking: NSA Wiretapped Obama
A wistleblower has surfaced claiming that the NSA wiretapped Obama during his 2004 Senate campaign. Russ Tice, a former intelligence analyst who in 2005 blew the whistle on what he alleged was ...
sdelear 06/20/2013 228 173 5 -
Reality Hurts and the Economy Sucks
The financial marks are in the midst of a convulsion. Economic reality is reasserting itself. The markets are learning that they depend on aggregate demand, not simply how well the 1% does. I'm ...
sdelear 06/20/2013 4 4 - -
Wind Energy: A Response to the WSJ
The Wall Street Journal is running an opinion piece today explaining why they think wind energy will not work. WSJ Op-Ed Among the highlights: But wind farms do take up space. The available data ...
sdelear 06/18/2013 11 14 - -
NSA: Aiding Insider Trading?
Bloomberg is reporting that the NSA may have paid off companies for illegal access by sharing intelligence data. Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely ...
sdelear 06/13/2013 6 6 - -
PRISM: Is the Government Threatening the Press?
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper criticized the news media Saturday for what he called a “rush to publish” information based on “reckless” leaks about the government ...
sdelear 06/08/2013 14 2 - -
PRISM and the One Ring
"In the place of a Dark Lord you would have a Queen! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Treacherous as the Seas! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth! All shall love me and ...
sdelear 06/07/2013 9 16 - -
Wall Street's Dirty Little Secret
Wall Street has a secret. It is perhaps the most explosive secret in the country today. It is a secret that, if it became known, could revolutionize the American political landscape. It is hidden ...
sdelear 05/28/2013 5 5 - -
Is the Daily Kos Being Used in a Penny Stock Scam?
From The Motley Fool : That innocuous-looking "From Around the Web" is an ad unit meant to look like editorial content. The company behind that ad unit is HowLifeWorks, which eschews ...
sdelear 05/15/2013 28 9 1 -
Green Energy: Large Scale Battery that Might Work
Researchers at MIT are working on a way to solve the intermittency problem of offshore wind by creating an energy storage system made from huge concrete spheres. The spheres, which weigh ...
sdelear 05/05/2013 23 21 - -
The Stock Market is Not Crazy and the Republicans are Toast
The stock market hitting new highs should not surprise anyone. Stock indexes do not report on an inflation adjusted basis. GDP is above what it was when the market crashed in 2008. GDP growth is ...
sdelear 04/30/2013 210 146 5 -
This Day in Congress?
What happened to the daily summaries of upcoming legislative and committee business that use to appear on the Daily Kos every morning? I understand that congress is recessed right now but these don'...
sdelear 03/27/2013 1 - - -
Steve Forbes is incoherent
Steve Forbes, of Forbes Magazine, has written an op-ed on the Cyprus bank default entitled “Here’s Why Cyprus Could Be a Disaster for All of Us!” Forbes.com A bit flashy for a headline but ...
sdelear 03/19/2013 8 6 - -
Here lies the presidency of Barack Obama
He balanced the budget.
sdelear 02/08/2013 22 - - -
PCIP: Changing the Rules when Three Months Pregnant
My wife (who has a name but will remain anonymous here) is on the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP). She's been on it since about August. Late last year we got a letter saying that the ...
sdelear 01/18/2013 11 12 - -
Grand Bargain = Failed Negotiations
Not only do attempts to reach a grand bargain not work, they insure that negotiations will fail. We have been working under the assumption that Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare, ...
sdelear 01/04/2013 2 - - -
Good Faith, the Austerity Bomb and the Crazy Bomb
The current deal diffuses the austerity bomb, but does it do anything for the crazy bomb? I haven't seen full details of the proposed fiscal cliff deal. Since I'm not sure even the Senate has see ...
sdelear 12/31/2012 3 - - -
Big Bird: How to turn last nights debate into a win
"I love Big Bird. I actually like you too," he said to PBS moderator Jim Lehrer, "but I'm going to stop borrowing money from China to pay for things we don't need." So Romeny does not care about ...
sdelear 10/04/2012 2 7 - 68
Anglo-Saxon Heritage? Well Mitt's lost my vote.
About a year ago, when President Obama was doing few things I approved of, I endorsed Mitt Romney here on the Daily Kos. I believe my comment went along the lines of I wouldn't vote for any of the ...
sdelear 07/25/2012 14 6 - 193
Texas Republican Party Platform - A Detailed Look
All of these provisions are taken from the 2012 Texas Republican Party platform. A copy of the platform can be found at [URL]http://s3.amazonaws.com/texasgop_pre/assets/original/2012-Platform-Final....
sdelear 06/29/2012 12 12 1 77
DailyKOS Superpac - Where is It?
The final spending numbers on the WI recall are still being tabulated. At present it looks like we got outspent between 8:1 and 20:1. The result was political vaporization as Walkers relentless ...
sdelear 06/06/2012 1 1 - 25
African American Preacher to Urge Congregation NOT to vote
The Washington Post is running an article on evangelical reaction to gay marriage. As expected, people who wouldn't vote for Obama anyway are now fired up about not voting for him. What struck me ...
sdelear 05/12/2012 82 29 - 402
Liquidating the Children
"Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate farmers, liquidate real estate" Andrew Mellon to Herbert Hoover - 1929. The Republican Party has declared war on our nations children. According to ...
sdelear 04/09/2012 2 7 - 37
Democractic State Senator's Office Firebombed in Texas
A spokesman for Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis says someone has thrown multiple Molotov cocktails at the door of her Fort Worth office. Davis is a Democrat who joined the Senate in 2009. She was not ...
sdelear 03/22/2012 5 1 - 48
Unemployment Insurance - How we are Losing the Messaging War
Mitch McConnell today insisted that the senate pass the houses houses payroll tax cut, including allowing the Keystone XL pipeline. By defining the fight in terms of Keystone we as progressive have ...
sdelear 12/11/2011 5 1 - 57
NYT: To Save Our Econony Sellout Taiwan, WTF!
To Save Our Economy, Ditch Taiwan : There are dozens of initiatives President Obama ...
sdelear 11/11/2011 10 3 - 65
Goldman Sachs attacks #occupywallstreet's bank
Mega-bank Goldman Sachs (assets $933bn), has declared war on one of the smallest banks in New York (assets $30m), the customer-owned community bank that happens to also be the banker ...
sdelear 10/27/2011 21 48 3 314
The immorality of #occupywallstreet
As per the @occupywallstreet website today. A group claiming to be affiliated with the General Assembly of Liberty Square and #ows has been speaking to the media on behalf of our ...
sdelear 10/21/2011 25 1 - 230
Is Third Way funded by the Koch Brothers?
According to this piece over at TalkingPointsMemo: It's the switchers, Third Way ...
sdelear 10/18/2011 9 10 - 156
#OccupyWallStreet are (mostly) Main Street Capitalists!
I just saw this diary by thereisnospoon . The reaction of certain right wing twits got me ...
sdelear 10/08/2011 6 6 - 90
Predatory Student Lenders Commit Fraud
For the past couple of weeks I have been bombarded with e-mail that looks like this: Subject: SFASU Tuition Bill Due From: Student View (tuition@studentloanview.com) To: Cc: Bcc:
sdelear 08/08/2011 7 7 - 55
I'm Going to Vote for Mitt Romney
I hate to say this, but if it comes down to a choice between Obama and Mitt Romney, I'm going to vote for Mitt Romney. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to vote for any of the crazy Teahadists if ...
sdelear 07/31/2011 84 3 - 398
Fukushima: Hawaii Rad Spike not a Solar Flare
A couple weeks ago I wrote about a radiation spike detected with the http://www.radiationnetwork.com/ monitoring station in Hawaii. At the time a ...
sdelear 06/24/2011 8 17 1 171
Breaking: FDR Calls for Overthrow of U.S. Government
I am prepared under my constitutional duty to recommend the measures that a stricken nation in the midst of a stricken world may require. These measures, or such other measures as the ...
sdelear 06/19/2011 7 18 - 109
Fukushima: Radiation Network reports spike in HI
One of the reasons I haven't been running around like the sky is falling over Fukushima is that number of private geiger detectors in the US. Government official can say what they want, but if a ...
sdelear 06/13/2011 20 24 - 239
Saudi Prince seeks to sabotage green energy
Saudi Arabian prince Alwaleed bin Talal would like to see oil prices drop to the $70-$80 a barrel range in a move to thwart western development in alternate fuels. The prince is aiming ...
sdelear 05/29/2011 18 25 1 169
Labor Demonstrator Block Road, Don't go to Jail
This article out of Newfoundland, Canada caught my attention: Black Duck Cove shrimp processing workers have vowed to continue to block Route 430 every day until fisheries minister ...
sdelear 05/06/2011 2 1 - 42
Hey Donald - Magna Cum Laude
From the Huffington Post Real estate mogul Donald Trump suggested in an interview Monday that President Barack Obama had been a poor student who did not deserve to be admitted to the ...
sdelear 04/25/2011 23 30 - 232
Sometimes Politics Requires a Thick Skin
I'm sitting here looking at what has to be at least the fifth diary of meta anguish to hit the rec list this weekend. For a weekend we've wracked up a pretty good total of offended groups: ...
sdelear 04/24/2011 13 7 1 132
Winning on the Price of Gas
Politico has a nice piece up about the Republican party's plan to beat the Democrats about the head and neck on the price of gas. This doesn't have to happen. Progressives can win this fight if we ...
sdelear 04/22/2011 28 1 - 97
Liquidating the Young
I am completely incensed by something that I just read in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Add to all of that—wait for it—federal stimulus funds. My state's new governor, in his ...
sdelear 04/21/2011 7 2 - 73
Obama's Tanking Poll Numbers
According to Gallop The current 41% approval rating from April 12-14 polling includes interviews conducted before and after Obama announced his plan for deficit reduction on Wednesday. ...
sdelear 04/15/2011 8 - - 80
Don't Drink the Water - Details of Budget Compromise
The Huffington post is running a breakdown of the cuts in the deal struck between the White House and congressional republicans. # $600 million in cuts to community health centers. # $...
sdelear 04/12/2011 4 - - 20
Huffington Post Sued by Unpaid Bloggers
According to the Washington Post, HuffPo and AOL will face a class action suit by one of Huffpo's unpaid contributors. Jonathan Tasini is the lead plaintiff in the suit against the ...
sdelear 04/12/2011 22 11 - 243
Obama and Medicare - Black and Unelectable
The Washington Post is reporting that Obama plans to introduce cuts to Medicare. As somebody living let me be blunt: if Obama does this all many seniors are going to see is the scary black man ...
sdelear 04/10/2011 9 - - 52
There is no deal
I'll put this simply: I don't think John Boehner can deliver the votes needed to pass the agreed compromise budget. If there had been a bill ready to go last night, he could have done it. Instead ...
sdelear 04/09/2011 4 1 - 61
Remember our military families
Let us be honest, the government is going to shut down. The TEA Party is insisting on a shutdown. If the non-TEA Party wing of the Republican Party attempts to cut a deal they risk their party ...
sdelear 04/08/2011 2 3 1 12
GOP Anarchists: The TEA Party Gone Insane
Anarchism: a political theory holding all forms of governmental authority to be unnecessary and undesirable and advocating a society based on voluntary cooperation and free association ...
sdelear 04/07/2011 16 18 - 204
Breaking: Supreme Court Overturns Brown v. Board (not kidding)
Today Americas experiment in integrated education came to an end. Today the Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s Tax voucher system in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn. The ...
sdelear 04/04/2011 304 321 13 4076
Guardian reports possible Full Meltdown at Fukushima
The radioactive core in a reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant appears to have melted through the bottom of its containment vessel and on to a concrete floor, experts say,
sdelear 03/29/2011 187 51 2 814
Obama and a Lack of Leadership
The lack of public leadership coming out of the Obama administration right now is frightening. We are bombing Libya and a major ally is dealing with both multiple natural disasters and a nuclear ...
sdelear 03/21/2011 11 - - 64
Nuclear Disaster: Just Say It (the end of the world)
If all, or even a couple of the spent fuel pools at Fukushima burn, the radioactive isotopes released will spread into the upper atmosphere, there encircling the globe (see most volcanic eruptions) ...
sdelear 03/16/2011 29 - - 125
DKos and (un)natural disasters
We need a better way of disseminating information about emergency situations on this site. In the last month or so we've had revolutions, two earthquakes, a Tsunami, and potentially a nuclear ...
sdelear 03/15/2011 3 3 - 43
WI - How Do You Deal With a Madman?
So Politico is running a story about how a failure in Wisconsin could break the American labor movement. While politico is ...
sdelear 02/21/2011 13 14 - 143
Irresponsible HIV Testing
According to the Wall Street Journal, next Friday all the Seniors at San Fransisco's Urban High School will have the opportunity to undergo voluntary HIV testing. Getting tested is ...
sdelear 02/02/2011 34 4 - 83
Global Warming is Causing the Recession!
When it comes to global warming we associate the phenomena with large disasters. We expect to see low lying cities wake up under fifteen feet of water overnight. While their are some dramatic ...
sdelear 01/29/2011 9 2 - 82
Republicans want to default on 2.5 Trillion in US Treasury Bonds.
There has been a lot of talk on the right about “reforming” or “saving” social security. What this boils down to is a direct attempt to default on 2.5 Trillion in US ...
sdelear 01/17/2011 20 19 1 98
On Patriotism and Rep. Shelley Berkley
I am not about to play a game of chicken with my constituents' lives hoping, hoping Republicans are going to blink in January. - Rep. Shelley Berkely on the tax bill. ...
sdelear 12/07/2010 1 1 - 54
[OH-9] Rich Iott dons the uniform of the SS
Nazi standing next to the man in the blue ...
sdelear 10/09/2010 15 10 - 91
It's unemployment insurance stupid.
We live in a political world where no action is ever seen as having consequence. Republicans blocked the extension of unemployment benefits for over a month in the second quarter. GDP in the ...
sdelear 08/27/2010 7 3 - 45
Create a Million New Jobs Today
Let me suggest what to some in the Republican party is unthinkable: the Federal Government should take sixty billion dollars and directly create one million news jobs this year. We should hire ...
sdelear 07/07/2010 44 15 - 65
Austerity and Group Think
If your friends all jumped off a bridge would you follow? What if you saw the big, messy, splat on the rocks that the first to take the leap made. Looks like, according to the New York Times, that ...
sdelear 06/28/2010 8 6 - 17
Undermanned, Underfunded and Floating in a Sea of Oil
I found this post over on rpg....
sdelear 06/26/2010 18 20 1 26
Where's the Bread?
These past two years have seen the country engaged in great substantive debates, they've also seen the rights mastery of cheap publicity stunts. Among these the billionaire backed, never quite ...
sdelear 06/25/2010 5 1 - 18
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