Posting History for sdelear
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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'...
|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 ...
|Here lies the presidency of Barack Obama
He balanced the budget.
|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 ...
|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, ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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....
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|NYT: To Save Our Econony Sellout Taiwan, WTF!
To Save Our Economy, Ditch Taiwan : There are dozens of initiatives President Obama ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Is Third Way funded by the Koch Brothers?
According to this piece over at TalkingPointsMemo: It's the switchers, Third Way ...
|#OccupyWallStreet are (mostly) Main Street Capitalists!
I just saw this diary by thereisnospoon . The reaction of certain right wing twits got me ...
|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 (email@example.com) To: Cc: Bcc:
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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: ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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. ...
|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. # $...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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,
|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 ...
|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) ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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. ...
|[OH-9] Rich Iott dons the uniform of the SS
Nazi standing next to the man in the blue ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Undermanned, Underfunded and Floating in a Sea of Oil
I found this post over on rpg....
|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 ...
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from this blog?
Set the sticky flag for this diary in the slide rotation:
Set the maximum number of slides to display in the feature:
Recommended by sdelear
- NOT SNARK! (With Updates) You can run, but you can't hide. (The CIA has many chiefs, but one Director. This fellow was not the Director.) The former chief of the Milan CIA Office, Robert Seldon ...176 comments 120 Recs
- Greg Abbott, Texas AG and rabid tea party loud-mouth, is now apparently threatening a female student who supported Wendy Davis. This is just disgusting : Lt. Gov. Dewhurst & Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott ...167 comments 307 Recs
- The theocratic intentions of Christian Right leaders sometimes surface in unexpected ways. Most recently David Lane, a top Christian Right political operative and longtime behind-the-scenes "power ...190 comments 231 Recs
- I spent my second summer of 1987 directing drill rigs that were looking for gold, just north of the Transvaal open pit gold mine in Southern Cross, West Australia. The drilling was part of a ...26 comments 37 Recs
- UPDATE ( ACTION NEEDED ): The Daily Kos Community has launched a petition in support of Jeff Olson...and the First Amendment. Tell the San Diego City Attorney to drop the case by signing our ...528 comments 348 Recs
- NSA sez all your internets belong to us. The Guardian reports : The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the ...107 comments 94 Recs
- OK, so the strike down of the Voting Rights act was a travesty for democracy, much akin to the Citizens United debacle. But it seems to me that this speed bump in the road could be a bit easier to ...36 comments 30 Recs
- UPDATE: SB5's VOTE TOOK PLACE AT 12:03. For now, the bill is dead. I watched the woman who may be the next Ann Richards stand for 13 hours tonight. I watched Texas republicans pull bullshit ...375 comments 612 Recs
- When I see some of these debates here - I long to participate but sometimes don't. Why? Because it's like debating Auschwitz. At times it can be hard to articulate ones ideals, thoughts, beliefs,254 comments 246 Recs
- This diary is an extension of a comment I wrote today in Kos’s Diary on the chances of taking the house in 2014. I realized I had more to say, and more to research at that moment, than could fit ...183 comments 211 Recs
- No current results.
- No current results.