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|Just Another Poll: Imagine, If You Will...
|FOLLOW-UP: Gosh, turns out the ACA may *not* actually cost $5K/enrollee...
|Adventures & Misadventures of an EV in the Country (Part 1)
|This Bipartisan Bill Might Put Some Congress Members Into A Very Uncomfortable Position
Oh, I just love this. And the fact that it's a ...
|Pipeline to Prison Part 2
For us to talk about curing the problems of incarceration without addressing why it starts in the first place is merely placing a band aid on a sore. The problem is so severe that officials call it ...
|I'm returning to the Democratic Party to Support Bernie Sanders
|The Perspective of a Country Boy on Democrats
I grew up in a town with a population of less than 100 people. I have lived in small towns in Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, and New York, and spent enough times in small towns in Pennsylvania to ...
|Almond acreage goes up 150,000 acres during record drought!
California growers continue to expand their almond acreage in the state during the current drought while Governor Jerry Brown has mandated that urban families slash their water usage by 25 percent. ...
|Open Thread To Discuss How we Deal with Pain
I think by now most of you know I live with chronic pain. I am being treated if you can call it that at a pain clinic and yet I still have daily pain levels of about 6 or better. So what I would ...
|Nurses: The Heart & Backbone of Health Care
Posted in honor of nurses during National Nurses Week! “The best type of nursing girl is one who is tall, strong, and has a suppleness of movement. … If she can dance, it is a great advantage. ��
|Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 1st Tuesday--Absorbing a Loss
My mother and our friend at my husband's and my wedding. As is often the case, I've composed a poem about what has been uppermost in my mind lately, having attended the memorial service for a ...
|PA-Sen: Toomey (R) Just Doesn't Have The Time To Explain Why He's Blocking His Own Judicial Nominee
This is ridiculous: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/05/pat-toomey-luis-restrepo_n_7214790.html?utm_hp_ref=...
|Battle over Iran nuclear review bill by right and ultra right seems ended. Vote expected Thursday
These two guys are moving toward a vote ...
|The Cliven Bundy Theory of GOP representative democracy: "Plymouth Rock landed on us"||annieli||05/05/2015||8|
|Obama is a step closer to expanding overtime, but for how many American workers?
The Labor Department ...
|Head of Kansas GOP Calls Waitress Who Returned Brownback's Tip "Arrogantly Stupid" and "Ignorant"
|D.A.R.E. gets punked by false news site, reposts article about marijuana deaths and pregnancies
Reefer madness! The folks at D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) fell for a fake news story about a shocking number of deaths and pregnancies from the devil weed. They ...
|Who's policing the one percent while our cities burn?: Part 2
What we are witnessing are the workings of an “apparatus of justification” to rationalize the “extreme economic inequality” that is on the horizon and that hedge-fund managers’ ...
|GOP leadership cedes fight on Obama's immigration actions after bungling DHS funding showdown
Republicans took a licking last time they tried to defund President Obama's ...
|Some California farmers are using oil wastewater for crops
Would you want to buy crops grown from oil wastewater? From today's who in ...
|Reid pledges to block trade deal vote until highway funding and surveillance reforms are addressed
Minority Leader Harry Reid is promising to give ol' ...
|On the Persistence of Racism, Part 2
(Note: This diary got so long that I decided to divide it in two. The first part briefly recounts US oppression of African Americans up to the Civil Rights movement of the sixties. This second part ...
|Just a Poll: This May Be Too Macabre A Question, But...
I don't want to traumatize anyone here by the grotesque imaginings this question is about to unleash. But, if you feel you have the fortitude, proceed to the poll question.
|Cartoon - The Crazies' Fight Against Racism
Check out the website. There's a column there and an exclusive cartoon for another publication I can't share here. Claytoonz . Follow me on Twitter .
|Appeals court panel casts doubt on Arizona sheriff's lawsuit against Obama's immigration actions
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio A federal appeals court panel Monday was not impressed with a legal challenge to President Obama's 2014 immigration actions brought by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio ...
|U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother in the world. Yes, 33rd. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia.
The United States is the 33rd best place in the world to be a mother , according to the 2015 State of the World's Mothers report prepared by Save the Children. And, adding insult to injury, 33rd is ...
|High Concept, Low Cost: Daesh "claims" responsibility for Garland TX shooting
As expected in the kingdom of the one-eyed, Fox News tries to connect dots where none exist for farm-raised, catch-and-release violent extremists. Perhaps one of the now dead suspects was ...
|Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... State Action!
tmservo433 joins us on the Last Half of the Show to talk about the States and their Connect! Unite! Act! activities. Click Here to Join our Live Chat 11am to Noon ET to add your 2¢ to the Show convo.
|Quit mistaking Obama for Reagan
When I hear a complaint about President Obama it usually makes me laugh because it's the same complaints I heard growing up about conservative icon Ronald Reagan. Some of the most common complaints ...
|Monday Murder Mystery: 2015 Agatha & Edgar Award winners
On April 29th, in New York City, the Mystery Writers of America announced the 2015 Edgar Award winners. A Monday Murder Mystery (MMM) diary with all of the nominees can be ...
|You probably don't want to hear this but California is using water left from fracking to water crops
Yes, it's the waste water left over from fracking. The fracking liquid that contains chemicals we don't know about. This is the kind of idiocy posing as one solution to the California man-...
|Boehner: 'Ask any employer' about Obamacare, so hey, ask me!
Obamacare is such a failure, it can't even kill the jobs Republicans said it would!
|Scientists abandon California snowpack measurement, because–why bother?
Nothing to see here! Two years ago, scientists at UCLA predicted there would ...
|Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
The end is near. By this I mean that I'm entering the home stretch of this year's six week long experiment in reprinting old diaries as I lurch grimly toward Kalamazoo. The paper is partially done,
|What Bernie's campaign means to me from a systems perspective
I have said many times that we will never change the system through the electoral process. Now Bernie sanders seems to be contradicting me. But is he? Let's pretend that Bernie wins the ...
|You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Banned Book News I linked to an earlier story on this in a previous YCRT! diary, but here's more ...
|Books Go Boom! Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
|UPDATED: Asst Wayne Cty prosecutor re: Baltimore protesters: "Shoot em. Period. End of discussion."
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . Shoot 'em? Teana Walsh, an assistant Wayne County, Michigan prosecutor posted this on her Facebook page after watching images of protesters and rioters in ...
|Books In My Life: The Lure of Murder
The other day, I was perusing our Netflix watchlist for movies to stream as well as the Recently Watched list and then all the Because You Watched This, You Might Like This suggestions, and I turned ...
|Write On! Cheez-Its and Genre
Hello, writers. Write On! has returned now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope that will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. I mentioned last week ...
|Daily Kos and coalition partners deliver 160,000+ signatures to Nancy Pelosi against Fast Track
Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco chief of staff Dan Bernal meets with Daily Kos, CREDO Action, Sum of Us, Electronic Frontier Foundation & Corporate Accountability ...
|Self-publishing 101: How and why to copyright your book
I just received my official copyright notice so I thought I'd take a minute today to talk about copyrighting. The process itself is relatively easy but some of the questions along the way were a ...
|Bookflurries-Bookchat: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
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. There are often ...
|Father of black Detroit youth shot by ICE agent: "They brought my son downstairs and executed him"
Originally posted at Eclectablog . On Monday of this week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer Mitchell Quinn shot and killed 20-year old Detroiter Terrance Kellom. The killing took ...
|The elephant in the living room: soil
The complexity of our global situation is not easily understood when we approach it piecemeal. It is a system and all of its "parts" are interacting. Carbon is a common thread but we look at it ...
|CA Governor Brown comes out swinging; calls for more aggressive state climate goals
How do you like me now? California Governor Jerry Brown is feeling the heat, ...
|Michigan AG Schuette's hired gun paid $50K to tell SCOTUS gay marriage creates unwed mothers
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . There is a great deal of speculation on how the Supreme Court will decide the case of Obergefell v. Hodges , the case that will likely decide once and for ...
|On "tipping points" and oppressive systems
Systems are stable and remain so if they can successfully absorb or destroy any movement that threatens them. When they can no longer do that they become unstable. System instability is a ...
|ACTION NEEDED: Where California Goes, the Nation Goes...
Hi all! I know, long time, no hear. I'm still ...
|Appetite For Blather: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
You have no one but you to blame if you cannot hear the sky. When the air is jelled and cloying, the phone book will not open. Soil packs too hard for fingernails, too soft for pails and shovels. ...
|How Apple single-handedly lays waste to conservative ideology||kos||04/28/2015||364|
|California's Automatic Voter Registration Bill Advances
Last night, a California Assembly panel approved a proposal to automatically register Californians to vote when they get a driver’s license. The bill was introduced in the Assembly by ...
|My limited experience with riots for what it is worth
I grew up in Chicago and was exposed to racism from the beginning of my life. My family was racist but would claim otherwise. Mom and Dad were FDR democrats after all. I have lived in the South ...
|BFSkinner bled again. Back in hospital, awaiting surgery.
Sigh. Our friend BFSkinner returned to the emergency room on Friday due to intestinal blood loss and extreme weakness. He remains hospitalized at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, ...
|Creationism in a NE Classroom
28 March 2007 I posted a letter to the McCook Gazette and the editor printed it: Original Online Saturday, April 7, 2007 Dear Editor, The following was sent to McCook Community College: I am ...
|Tom Sawyer ejaculates! And when word meanings change
I was startled to find not one, but two ejaculations on the pages of “Tom Sawyer.” And here I wasn’t even sure the 139-year-old Tom has been through puberty. I wondered if perhaps I’d ...
|PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 4/24/15 Edition
Received this e-mail from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign today: Sen. Toomey says one thing in ...
|LGBT Literature: We Are Everywhere (and a call for writers)
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
|Update & Thank You from Youffraita
Hey all, if you were around last Wednesday, Youffraita got some bad news about being evicted from her apartment on very short notice. Thanks to belinda ridgewood's diary , Youffraita got some needed ...
|not a lamb||04/26/2015||20|
|The Failure of Privatization
Sell Yosemite! Dump the Post Office, the prison system, education, Social Security!! Conservatives have been pushing this agenda for decades, insisting that private ownership would increase ...
|T C Gibian||04/26/2015||11|
|Research Rewind: Around the World With Clueless Tourists
A month from now, my captivity will all be over. That's because I'll have, God willing, finished my paper, driven out to Kalamazoo with Ysabel, delivered my paper, become part of the new troika in ...
|I will miss my garden, but I will try to support local producers.
I decided that since I can not stand without aid that I will not plant a garden this year. I fell once in the garden last year and I guess I really decided then. The decision becomes real as I let ...
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