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Breaking: 73 Year Old OK Volunteer Deputy Reserve Charged in Death of Eric Harris
Oklahoma reserve Deputy Robert Bates, 73 has now been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of 43 year old Eric Harris. Bates mistakenly took his gun as a taser and shot ...
smoothnmellow 04/13/2015 13 24 1 -
Updated 2. No CT. RT: FBI, DHS & Big Banks' Coordinated Effort to Crackdown on the Occupy Movement
UPDATE 1.1 : While it's not immediately apparent [to ME because I associated the month with the time of YEAR it is right NOW and really didn't see 2012] from the Guardian article, this article was ...
smoothnmellow 12/31/2014 188 92 4 -
Out of the Mouths of (Ferguson) Babes...
I wish I could say more, but they covered it all for me.
smoothnmellow 09/09/2014 47 205 6 -
Obama Sends the TV Media a Message Today (updated)
Oops. Not the President's job to call on Chuck Todd and company. Can you say shutout? It was like the feeling when a crowd figures out that a pitcher hasn't given up a hit in 5 innings: during ...
smoothnmellow 10/08/2013 171 375 3 -
Bad News Breaking on Fed Furlough Front: VA Offices to Close Tomorrow
This is bad news in that November VA benefits will likely be delayed in November if shutdown last to the end of October. The stakes just went up. The VA was operating off of FY13 remaining funds.
smoothnmellow 10/07/2013 11 10 1 -
GOP Rep Says They Can't Back Down Because Now It's a Matter of Pride
Oh my. This will be short. Florida GOP Congressman Dennis Ross says that it's not about Obamacare anymore: “Republicans have to realize how many significant gains we’ve made over the last ...
smoothnmellow 10/05/2013 40 34 - -
Hey Stuart Varney: Kiss My Grits. House Votes to Retroactively Pay Furloughed Federal Workers
No, I don't think they should get their back pay, frankly, I really don't. I'm sick and tired of a massive, bloated federal bureaucracy living on our backs, and taking money out of us, a lot more ...
smoothnmellow 10/05/2013 14 17 - -
Government Shutdown: Our Democracy Is At Stake
Houston, we have a problem. A problem bigger than you realize. As week 1 of the government's partial shutdown has come and gone and we are closing in on week 2, I'm surprised that no one has ...
smoothnmellow 10/05/2013 16 33 - -
#furloughed. Day 1 UPDATED
*Whoa* I made the rec list? Gee thanks~ I wasn't going to write a diary on this, but I was listening to the Stephanie Miller Show and during a AP News break, they 'reported' on an internal ...
smoothnmellow 10/01/2013 83 156 3 -
No Place Left for Principled Debate? (A clarifying UPDATE)
This will be short. Ahem, what's happening to us? Did President Obama's remarks on Friday set this current round off? I truly hope not because the phrase 'there's no place left for us' sounds ...
smoothnmellow 07/20/2013 152 20 - -
Eugene Robinson, You Are As Wrong as You can Be (Updated)
I love ya brother, but your Thursday ed op piece titled 'Obama is the wrong person to lead discussion about race' , is as wrong as you could ever be. What was beautiful about what happened Friday ...
smoothnmellow 07/20/2013 88 175 2 -
FINAL UPDATE: What She Said: OMG People Zimmerman Juror B37 on CNN
I rarely make the rec list, so thanks. All in all the interview by Juror B37 was eye opening, disturbing, but not surprising. Clearly the defense made George Zimmerman seemed like the friendly, ...
smoothnmellow 07/15/2013 974 228 4 -
How The Media Helped to Shape The Zimmerman Trial in Racial Terms.
I will never forget where I was during the infamous 'white Bronco' chase. I was at a conference in California, watching the NBA Finals. Suddenly there was this split screen of the Finals in one ...
smoothnmellow 07/14/2013 14 6 1 -
Scalia's VRA 'Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement’ Statements OMG It's Much Worse to Hear UPDATED
You have GOT to hear the actual audio of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia when he started down this screed of 'perpetuation of racial entitlements'. I just heard it on Randi Rhodes Show and it'...
smoothnmellow 03/01/2013 9 21 - -
What President Obama Did Right *Updated x2*
So okay. Since I’ve been on my annual end of year winter stay – cation, I’ve been able to fully follow the Fiscal Cliff Reality Show. There has been a lot of talk among Progressives about ...
smoothnmellow 01/03/2013 284 224 5 -
Now is NOT the Time. And let me tell you why.
For all of the progressives on here tonight who are decrying that we somehow need to act and resolve the gun issue here in America right this minute -- right tonight, right NOW.... Now is NOT the ...
smoothnmellow 12/14/2012 121 7 - -
Post Debate Redux: The Role of Traditional Media, Ratings, Ad Dollars and You
It's been about 24 hours since the 1st Presidential Debate of this 2012 campaign season and I need to vent, so bear with me. We worry so much about 'low information' voters. I think we need to ...
smoothnmellow 10/04/2012 2 10 - 43
God Bless (Half of) America
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smoothnmellow 09/22/2012 7 16 - 84
Democratic National Convention 2012: This is How You Win
A winning convention is one who has the candidate's back. A candidate who wins has the unwavering support of his convention delegates. The most effective combination is when the convention is ...
smoothnmellow 09/06/2012 4 12 - 88
Chicago, IL State PD Now Donning Gas Mask
5:29pm - With thunderstorm weather moving in from the east, the CPD, reinforced by the IL State Police has surrounded about 200 protesters at Michigan Ave. and Cermak Rd., just 2 blocks west of ...
smoothnmellow 05/20/2012 4 1 - 88
Well NATO Has Arrived in Chicago UPDATED 8:30 PM
Putting updates near top now. 8:30 pm -- President is on the ground at O'Hare. Another group is being reported at Washington, moving east towards State St. 8:15 pm: Protestors are occupying ...
smoothnmellow 05/19/2012 12 16 - 196
Congrats Jeb Bush, You Now Own The 'Stand Your Ground Law' In Florida
So. Ex-Governor Jeb 'Plezzzzzzzzzzzz Run for President and Save Our GOP Azzezzzzz' Bush. It was YOU . YOU did this. YOU signed that damn law. And YOU aspire to be PRESIDENT of the United ...
smoothnmellow 03/21/2012 25 36 1 228
Operation Hilarity and Playing By the Rules
I will keep this basically short. I haven't been paying much attention to politics this week due to the Houston story, but then I come on DK and there's this bimbo eruption over something called Op ...
smoothnmellow 02/16/2012 25 2 - 95
Ari Fleischer Secret Architect Behind SGK's Busted Strategy!
This is not much of a diary, but I didn't see it here before. This is breaking on Think
smoothnmellow 02/03/2012 21 32 - 205
Obama The Best President Ever? Bravely Spoken.
I was going to reply to Troubadour's bravely written diary ...
smoothnmellow 01/06/2012 251 194 9 1372
Happy New Year and Thank You!
Perhaps I had a wicked childhood Perhaps I had a miserable youth But somewhere in my wicked, miserable past There must have been a moment of truth ~~~~~~~~~~ For here you are, ...
smoothnmellow 12/31/2011 6 6 - 37
Obama is a Skinny, Ghetto Crackhead Sez GOP Media Operative
What more can you say? One day pass Christmas and the some on the GOP side just can't help themselves:
smoothnmellow 12/26/2011 16 9 1 143
Twas' Da Night Before Xmas, 5 GOPers NOT in VA's House... (Updated)
You can't make this mess up. I'm beginning to wonder if the GOP is trying to throw this thing --- Or they are going for a new reality show series on Bravo or something. Donald Trump goes ...
smoothnmellow 12/24/2011 6 7 - 69
Ron Paul's the Front Runner in Iowa -- And His Past Pops Up to Greet Him
I was going to do a diary on this earlier but got busy. I decided to do this diary because I have something to say about Ron Paul. I find it amazing that so many people actually take this guy ...
smoothnmellow 12/22/2011 14 15 - 118
To The State of Georgia: I Hope the Hell You Know What You're Doing...
So I was sitting in the airport waiting for my plane and I was watching that dreaded CNN Headline News with this Velez-Mitchell woman screeching over this kid whose on trial in this home invasion ...
smoothnmellow 09/21/2011 25 18 - 128
I'm Still Here. Day 7 and Beyond: The Boycott in Review -- Where Do We Go From Here.
"We can see that the South has marvelous possibilities, yet in spite of these assets, segregation has placed the whole south socially, educationally, and economically behind the rest of the ...
smoothnmellow 09/18/2011 16 18 2 246
I'm Still Here: Day 4. The Undiscovered Country
Chancellor Gorkon [to Captain Kirk] : You don't trust me, do you? I don't blame you. If there is to be a brave new world, our generation is going to have the hardest ...
smoothnmellow 09/15/2011 13 17 - 146
The Progressive Agenda and Hypocrisy -- Yeah, I'm Still Here. Day 3.
~~Progressives should not condone bigotry.~~ ~~Progressives should not condone the disrespect of other DKers.~~ ~~Progressives should not condone the disrespect of President Obama.~~
smoothnmellow 09/14/2011 34 8 - 201
The Progressive Agenda -- What da Heck Just Happened Here? Edition. I'm Still Here -- Day 2.
I had a diary all ready to go for today, but I decided to post it tomorrow in favor of this one. So, let's just get this out of the way. Some have asked: what the heck DID happen? In a quick ...
smoothnmellow 09/13/2011 550 87 2 989
Racism and the Progressive Agenda -- Yeah, I'm Still Here. Day 1.
I originally posted portions of this diary on Sunday, September 11th, 2011 as 'To Boycott or Not To Boycott. What About the Jobs?' This is Day 1 of my series this week that is committed to a ...
smoothnmellow 09/12/2011 319 56 1 601
To Boycott or Not to Boycott. What about the Jobs?
This is a righteous rant, so if you are looking for some eloquently written diary with links, charts and graphs, this would not be the one. You can agree or not agree, or ignore this diary ...
smoothnmellow 09/11/2011 5 7 - 96
Breaking: Tornado Damages Lambert St. Louis International Airport (updated 5x)
Since our usual weatherguys aren't around tonight, I thought I would get this out. This story is breaking as we speak as of 9:30 cdst this Friday night as a tornado breakout in the Midwest has ...
smoothnmellow 04/22/2011 105 131 2 1003
Sticks and Stones do Break Bones and Words Can Sometimes Hurt You
This is my very first diary on Daily Kos. I’ve always wanted to write one, but I didn’t want to do a rant thread and I don’t have the time to do a well researched one either. ...
smoothnmellow 01/09/2011 35 23 - 77
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