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|The Israeli reality that Obama doesn't understand
It's impossible to understand why a country and a people continue to refuse to do the right thing, something that could have been done a long while back. Yes. Indeed. And, ...
|Here’s and idea for all of you to ponder, and if you like it, spread it.
I call it ‘Charge’um a >1000x’ Let’s face it, thanks to public records, Google Maps, and all kinds of other easily accessed information we know where the wealthiest 2 % of Americans reside. ...
|Revised Recommendation to President Obama & Majority Leader Reid
The following is a revised letter I have sent to the President and to the Majority Leader. ht to VClib for helping me correct an unintentional but basic error in the earlier version of the letter. =
|Howard Dean Offers an Amazing Endorsement of Senator Reid
I just received the following email ... as I'm sure many of you have. It begins: You wouldn't know it by listening to Fox News, but reputed scholars like Norm Ornstein from the ...
|Updated - President Obama: "They talk about me like a dog ..."
Yes, he just said that in reference to the 'special interests' who've been controlling America for 'far too long.' And then he said "That's not in my prepared remarks ..." So, yes, this is not a '...
|Point of Order on The Disclose Act: Crushing Minority Rule in the Senate and the Nation
We are all aware of the Senate Republican strategy of using the cloture process during the past 20 months to great success for their tiny constituency and vast harm to millions of Americans. They ...
|President Obama's tribute to Emma Lazarus
During the President's immigration speech at American University today he delivered a ...
|Inspired by MB, my letter to President Obama
Good morning Mr President, Rarely has war been simply impossible to partake. Germany and then Japan made WWII impossible for the USA to avoid. Our collective response to the threat to humanity ...
|UPDATE: Senate Passes Financial Reform Legislation - Bill Passes by a vote of 59-39
I'll happily delete this non-diary but wanted to be sure those of you whom may not be aware that the Senate moved quickly this evening to the final vote which is happening now. You can view it live ...
|Rep Grijalva Offers a Path Forward
I favor a two-part approach. Part one would be to pass a clean reconciliation bill requiring only 51 Senate votes that would include many important budget-related elements. This would ...
|Lest we forget - It's about the needlessly dead, the dying and the suffering
On 29 September 2009 Rep Alan Grayson informed us of the Republican health care plan: ((youtube -usmvYOPfco)) Nothing has changed except the party of NO increased its Senate membership by one, ...
|Senator Byrd just arrived on the Senate Floor - 106am EST
Because of the troop hating Republicans the Senate is in session and voting cloture on the necessary appropriations to continue funding the troops ... and more If you have not been ...
|Updated: Obama (& Wen Jiabao) to Go to Copenhagen With Pledge of Emissions Cuts
November 26, 2009 Obama to Go to Copenhagen With Pledge of Emissions Cuts By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON —
|I've done this only once before since ...
... I joined dKos in Nov 2004. Please place this diary on the Daily Kos Front Page:
|If Gen. Smedley "War is a Racket" Butler were alive today
As most of you know, General Smedley Butler was an extraordinary soldier. He was awarded the Medal of Honor not once, but twice. In 1935, ...
|Alert: Just so you all know that at 152 am EDT ...
... Baucus and his committee are still at it, live on C-Span. I know this is not a "diary" - just a heads up. But, I think it should be brought to all those whom may be checking in on Daily Kos ...
|Obama: "I happen to be a proponent of a single payer ...
" ... universal health care program . I see no reason why the United States of America, ...
|A consequence of leadership
Yesterday late evening I considered posting President Obama's Weekly Address but decided not to because I thought it would likely scroll from ...
|38 minutes at the UN ... something I hope you will each experience
President Obama's address to the UN today was not ordinary, in any sense. Perhaps ...
|Important news: Obama to Set Higher Bar For Keeping State Secrets
New Policy May Affect Wiretap, Torture Suits By Carrie Johnson Washington Post Staff ...
|Bank of America gets its day in court, despite ...
... how hard the SEC tried to prevent that from happening. I think it is interesting that on the day the President Obama ...
|"this president is the ultimate civil rights figure ...
a black man whose legitimacy is constantly challenged by a loco fringe."
|You do not need to be a master of 11 dimensional chess
When your opponent fails at even one dimensional reality. Tonight we witnessed the collapse of any pretense to any skill on the part of GOPers to be credible on anything that matters to our Nation.
|The G1M1S1 Pandemic is Ravaging America
9 September 2009 Good morning Mr President, Sir, we have abundant evidence that the G1M1S1 pandemic is ravaging our Nation. That's shorthand for 'Greed First (G1), Me First (M1), Stupid First (S1)'
|Measure those words more carefully than any words ... ...
5 September 2009 Good morning Mr President, Remember Chicago, Tuesday, 5 February 2008? Here's a brief quotation of your message: "On this day in February .... this time can be ...
|Good morning Mr President ... reflections on 25 Nov 2007
4 September 2009 Good morning Mr President, Did you really mean it? Tonight I decided it was time to watch, once again, your interview on 25 November 2007 with the editorial staff of the Keene (NH)
|Been here since '04 - never done this before, but ... (Updated)
... I'd like to be sure as many of you as possible read the following diary: Would I Send a Lawyer ...
|Good morning Mr President
As you awaken to the day that Senator Kennedy is to be buried what might you do, not say Sir but do, to make this day more than memorable - more than about the loss of a great person and everything ...
|Breaking Rumor: Abramoff Investigator To Lead Obama's Stimulus Oversight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to announce Monday a former Secret Service agent who helped expose lobbyists' corruption at the Interior Department as his pick to oversee ...
|Psst, Psst ... Guess what, the vote in the House tomorrow is far, far from a 'slam dunk'
I've been watching the House Rules Committee meeting, and am now listening to Rep Kaptur ... all on CSPAN ... and, I gotta tell you folks, I see very little indication that "government by Dow" is ...
|Schumer to Bush: Tell McCain to Get Out of Town (Updated with Video)
"So this is a plea to President Bush, for the sake of America, please get your party in line. Get the House Republicans to be ...
|Paulson & Bush BUSTED: Buffett Investing $5 Billion in Goldman Sachs
Buffett's Berkshire betting $5 billion on Goldman Wednesday September 24, 12:09 am ET By Anna Jo Bratton, ...
|Please, do not allow anyone to confuse you or anyone you know.
No mumbo jumbo, folks. It's REALLY simple. It's YOUR money. Demand ownership. You work. You pay taxes. That's YOUR money they are talking about spending. Call bullshit ...
|What is it about music ...
... that can so quickly and cogently summarize, inspire and unite? Irrespective of your personal answer to that question, we now have a timely example -
|I have no information from Senator Obama
And neither do any of you. Maybe it's Biden, but you don't know that and neither does anyone else. Just saying. I've seen nothing but professionalism, exceptional clarity of message from ...
|So, John & Cindy, does that mean that every US POW should have ....
.... at least two or three or ten homes? Does that mean that any veteran of WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Granada, Iraq (1), Afghanistan, Iraq (2) and all US military adventures since the beginning of ...
|Tickets for Obama's convention speech sold out
Not much of a diary, but some events require few words. This is one. Tickets for Obama's convention speech sold out Posted: 10:15 AM ET Obama will accept ...
|Obfuscating the Obvious - Don't go there any longer, Senator Obama
Dear Senator Obama, So many words. So many symbols. So many twists and turns. So much fog. So much noise. So much Fox and Murdoch and CNN and in_deed SO MUCH LYING. So much ...
|Message to Hillary - It's President Obama to You
Message to Hillary - He will be President of the United States in 2009. Message to Hillary - He will be President of the United States in 2013. Message to Hillary - You, more than any other ...
|Chicago Mayor Richard Daley - 'I Know Ayers, too'
The mayor released the following statement: There are a lot of reasons that ...
|Context: What Senator Obama Said in SF
What Obama Really Said The video quality is poor. The audio is crystal clear. The message is cogent, truthful and not in any way ...
|AP: Obama Casts Race Between Him, McCain
Yes. The day has now arrived when Senator Obama begins explaining to all Americans that come November 2008 their choice will be Obama or ...
|Thank you Senator Clinton for Being Transparent
What more is there to say Senator Clinton. The world now knows, beyond any reasonable doubt, who you are. Hint: Withdraw or you will truly experience what it's like to be a candidate in a ...
|Experience, Hillary. So, you want to talk about experience ... OK, let’s chat.
Your experience, as you’ve made it crystal clear to everyone is all about YOU. Your experience, if to be compared to anyone, should be compared to bomb, bomb, bomb Iran, McCain. OK. So,
|Sen Clinton mocks you, she mocks me ...
... she mocks the essence of America. Let's reflect, for a moment on the following: "We the people of the ...
|Senator Clinton - An Unprecedented Way To Honor Lincoln's Birthday
Good evening Senator Clinton, Perhaps it is time to consider your legacy. Perhaps you can elevate your status from a person passionate about being President - only to fail and cause enormous ...
|Not 'Momentum.' The Metaphor for Obama is 'Gravity.'
Senator Obama has created a field. It is ever more a potent attractor because of the intelligence, creativity, empathy, commitment, fortitude, courage, selflessness, kindness, ... of all those ...
|56 Years Later, NH Citizens Once Again Lead The Way
In January, 1952, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge led the Draft-Eisenhower endeavor in New Hampshire. His efforts, along with Governor Sherman Adams and the citizens of New Hampshire, culminated in ...
|On 4 Nov 2008 I will vote for Al Gore.
Period. Mr Gore, you have the presence, the skills, the ethics and the courage to transform America from a corporatist, militarist, elitist regime into a valid and modern Democracy. Thus, I ...
|Mr. Gore - Just Imagine
Mr Gore - Just Imagine that it is October 29, 2008. Just Imagine what it would mean for America and humanity if you had decided on October 29, 2007 to call on all of us to launch a people-powered ...
|Mr Gore is instructing each of us what "We the People ..." means. It is just that simple.
We have the connectedness technology - it's called the internet. We have the connectedness tools - like YouTube. We have the mechanisms and the DraftGore2008 ...
|Reid To Allow Vote On Feingold Measure To End Iraq War
Reid To Allow Vote On Feingold Measure To End Iraq War By Greg Sargent Good news for war foes: Harry Reid just spoke on the Senate floor, revealing that he'll ...
|Nurturing Our Earth. How Al Gore Has Launched Global Governance.
Let's keep it simple. Al Gore's primary message is simple. Saving the only known platform for sustainable life in the currently known universe is NOW OUR IRREVOCABLE AND IMMEDIATE ...
|Dear Senator Clinton,
Be bold, courageous, unselfish and a leader. Announce you will not be a candidate for President in 2008. Announce that you will focus every moment of every day on redeployment of US troops out ...
|SOTU 2007: Stand in Silence, Together
I had planned to post the following request on 4 January 2007. However, given that Speaker-elect Pelosi has astutely and appropriately declared that the 110th US Congress will remain in session ...
|Col Wilkerson: "I participated in a hoax on the American people..."||understandinglife||02/05/2006||110||179||8||25|
|Dear Gov Dean - Mobilize the DNC to Support Sen Kerry||understandinglife||01/26/2006||10||4||-||8|
|Ritter & Jamail to testify at Bush Crimes Commission||understandinglife||01/05/2006||3||4||-||3|
|Dear Gov. Dean -- Just dial 1-800-CALL-SPY ...||understandinglife||12/15/2005||7||2||1||1|
|Dear Gov Dean -- "America, Or Not?"||understandinglife||12/06/2005||8||2||-||1|
|"We the People ... Have No Clothes"||understandinglife||11/15/2005||3||2||-||7|
|Envision the headline -- Iraq WMD Lie: Cheney & Plame Clashed at CIA HQ||understandinglife||10/31/2005||8||10||1||19|
|WaPo: A Capitol Hill Presence in the Blogosphere||understandinglife||10/10/2005||1||3||-||-|
|A direct request to Congressman John Conyers from B Robert Franza MD||understandinglife||10/04/2005||1||5||1||73|
|My fellow Americans -- 'We The People .... Have No Clothes'||understandinglife||08/17/2005||2||1||-||-|
|"Don't Look For These Names Among The Dead & Wounded"||understandinglife||08/15/2005||14||10||-||-|
|Support PDAmerica on exposing the Bush-Blair memo||understandinglife||05/06/2005||2||4||-||9|
|Focus MNA; FOCUS MNA; Focus MNA; FOCUS MNA, 2 May 2005||understandinglife||04/16/2005||7||1||-||8|
|Will Pitt: "Shelter from the Storm" & May 2nd 2005||understandinglife||03/28/2005||-||1||-||-|
|Mission NOT Accomplished, May 2 2005 (and beyond)||understandinglife||03/27/2005||3||5||-||-|
|06012005: What will YOU make happen on this day?||understandinglife||12/17/2004||6||6||-||-|
|If Munro thinks its cool for WA; let's make it happen for the USA||understandinglife||12/17/2004||2||3||-||-|
|Olbermann interacts with Congressman Conyers||understandinglife||12/15/2004||23||13||-||9|
|NY Times: Lawmaker Seeks Inquiry Into Ohio Vote [UPDATED]||understandinglife||12/14/2004||16||19||-||11|
|NAACP Statement on Ohio & More||understandinglife||12/14/2004||10||7||-||12|
|W 2: Democracy O-ver ?||understandinglife||11/30/2004||41||6||-||8|
|My letter to Senator Kerry: Exit the ballot, Lead the Battle||understandinglife||11/28/2004||9||4||-||-|
|Baltimore Sun: VALIDATE THE VOTE: Update, NYTimes||understandinglife||11/26/2004||113||83||-||8|
|Central Vote Tabulation: Redux & Plea||understandinglife||11/24/2004||136||146||-||8|
|Greed Is Stupid: NC Vote Analysis, Part II||understandinglife||11/22/2004||10||6||-||10|
|Republicans Demand "Prove My Vote Counts, Now"||understandinglife||11/22/2004||24||19||-||9|
|Votersunite Call For Recount & Prove My Vote Counts, Now||understandinglife||11/21/2004||18||2||-||8|
|"Prove My Vote Counts, Now": IMPORTANT NEWS||understandinglife||11/20/2004||82||107||-||10|
|`Prove My Vote Counts': My letters to President Carter & to You||understandinglife||11/19/2004||4||5||-||8|
|Just Prove It: A National Campaign||understandinglife||11/18/2004||9||8||-||8|
|NonPartisan Test of "Red shift" in a True-blue State||understandinglife||11/17/2004||4||6||-||10|
|AP&NYTimes: Nader Activists Ask for N.H. Recount||understandinglife||11/16/2004||12||10||-||8|
|Greed Kills: An NC Case Study Underway||understandinglife||11/12/2004||132||103||-||10|
|Central Vote Tabulation: What We Should Know and DO||understandinglife||11/12/2004||18||11||-||8|
|45 Days & Counting: Do we save our Democracy?||understandinglife||11/08/2004||35||7||-||9|
|[Update] Markos & dKos community.....||understandinglife||11/07/2004||8||5||-||10|
|Markos & dKos community, I will continue....||understandinglife||11/07/2004||7||12||-||8|
|Draft: Declaration in Defense of Our Democracy||understandinglife||11/06/2004||6||13||-||7|
|[Update] Petition to All Americans: Now, or Not||understandinglife||11/05/2004||4||27||-||10|
|Petition To Progressives: Now, or Not||understandinglife||11/05/2004||13||25||-||7|
|Markos, It's now. We need you to lead.||understandinglife||11/04/2004||7||7||-||-|
|Markos -- Please Call Kerry||understandinglife||11/04/2004||20||13||-||11|
|George Will wants everyone to Relax||understandinglife||11/02/2004||10||-||-||-|
|Krugman: Faith in America||understandinglife||11/01/2004||2||2||-||-|
|AP: Costs of Patriotism under Bush & Cheney||understandinglife||10/31/2004||5||4||-||-|
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