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|NH-Sen: Planned Parenthood & Other Goups Slam Kelly Ayotte's (R) Sham OTC Birth Control Bill
So last week, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R. NH) and Cory "Personhood" Gardner (R. CO) introduced a new over the counter birth control bill: http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2015/05/21/sen-cory-
|Mark Ruffalo: On Abortion And The Statement 'I Am Not A Feminist'
Actor, director, husband, father and activist, Mark Rufflao has been outspoken on many social issues, including but not limited to; climate change, clean energy, water preservation, and women's ...
|Community Quilt for Gordon20024, Round 2
Cedwyn's quilt at her memorial celebration this past Saturday, in Portland, OR Gordon20024 has a cancerous mass on his neck. It will be removed this Thursday --
|Sanders makes run official: If people 'fight back, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished'
In a speech peppered with introductory "brothers and sisters," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday made official his entry into the primary battle for the Democratic presidential nomination framed by ...
|Sometimes life gets too hard
Last Friday was the memorial service for Kyler Prescott. Kyler's mother spoke to the press before the service. I feel so broken inside. I feel like my soul has been ripped from my body. -- ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest
This is just a great deep dive on how restaurants in the Bay Area are adapting to minimum wage increases .
|The War on Women Continues
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/senate-republicans-return-controversial-contraception-posture?cid=eml_mra_20150526 In this article we find the radical rights newest attempt to deceive Women ...
|Livestreaming Bernie Sanders's official announcement of his candidacy for the Democratic nomination
You can watch it Live now. Why Bernie matters: A 2016 primary run by Bernie ...
|After a massive NSA spanking, McConnell tries to regroup
The Senate did something remarkable in the early hours of ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile: Reader/lurker survey, with poll
Thoughts about Black Kos, (with a poll) Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez After reading and responding to many of the detailed and thoughtful comments, in " How ...
|Midday open thread: Democrats and climate change; perpetual war; Sanders to make it official
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Pro-life, Boko Haram style :
|This report blows the cover of secretive conservative shop pushing right-wing legislation
An Atlanta, Georgia television station has made national news with its fantastic ...
|Marco Rubio: Support for marriage equality is a 'real and present danger' to religion
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) Marco Rubio, in the midst of his run for president as candidate of the youth and the future, has a sad (and kind of an angry and a scared) that opposing the right of people ...
|The Holmes Brothers
The Holmes Brothers are an American musical trio originally from Christchurch, Virginia. Mixing sounds from blues, soul, gospel, country, and rhythm & blues, they have released twelve studio albums, ...
|Kochs planning to take the wheel in the Republican clown car
David Koch will keep the rabble out.
|Benghazi myths aren't hard to debunk, but can true believers hear it?
There's no amount of debunking that will convince the hardcore Benghazi conspiracy theorists or the cynical Republicans who believe they need a Benghazi scandal to defeat ...
|Hey, does anybody have the number for Microsoft? I lost it.
I had it written on a napkin somewhere, or at least I thought so.
|NV-Sen: Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Calls On Congress To Pass The Every Child Deserves A Family Act
Received this e-mail today from former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto's (D. NV) U.S. Senate campaign:
|Most House Republicans stand with President Obama on fast-tracking, most Democrats still against
Fighting it to the end. Thanks to 14 Democrats joining all-but-five Senate Republicans in approving fast-track trade legislation last week, it's now up to the House, which is where most close ...
|How dozens of lawmakers avoid paying rent
It's fair to remember, when you hear that members of Congress are paid $174,000 a year, that many of them are paying to keep up a home in their district and a place to live in Washington, D.C., ...
|Yes, Republicans are still flailing on that Obamacare replacement plan
Sorry, Sen. Johnson. The House just doesn't care about your political prospects. Things are getting just slightly urgent for Republicans faced with the possibility that the Supreme Court will ...
|Politico discovers nest of traitors to anti-Hillary agenda: Women's magazines
Politico makes the disturbing discovery that women's magazines have a large audience ...
|Congress's intent on Obamacare is clear, but will the Supreme Court care?
|Horde of lesser Republican candidates must figure out how to claw their way into debates
If Donald Trump runs for president, he's on track to get in the early debates, while 2012 Iowa caucus winner Rick ...
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|Republican dilemma: Is the Pope infallible or just a nice guy with an opinion
For many years, when it came to abortion and birth control, Republicans' cheerfully trotted out the Pope and Catholic teachings to justify draconian anti-...
|Gaius Publius: “Hillary, TPP, the World of Money, and the Center for American Progress”
[ Diarist's Note: Gaius Publius has provided written authorization to the diarist to republish their work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community. On a related topic, and of ...
|Irish (Catholic) Priest Who Came Out In January Thanks Parishioners For Accepting Him
I find the upfront and direct honesty of this Catholic priest (Father Martin Dolan) in Dublin quite refreshing. It had to take quite a bit of courage for a Catholic priest to come out as ...
|Open thread for night owls. On Memorial Day, remember: 'They didn't fall, they were pushed'
Flag-draped caskets on their way back from Iraq to the United States. Ray McGovern writes— Remember This on Memorial ...
|Why don't poor people just get jobs? Because they already did.
The contrast between hardworking Americans and shiftless, lazy, poor people is a favorite of Republicans as they try to cut safety net ...
|In case you're an emergency, break my glass.
"Where are we headed?" she said. "To a bar" I said. "a land without feelings or genuine interest In order To reduce the awareness of Our mortality thru sin, vice, and false language in a failed ...
|ACLU challenges anti-transgender Michigan identification policy
The ACLU is representing six transgender Michigan residents who are suing the Michigan Secretary of State in federal court (Eastern District of Michigan) seeking to change a policy which almost ...
|Russian Waitress educates customer on how to treat a woman.
Because he clearly didn't know. 2 guys are at a bar, the waitress is nearby...waiting. She approaches the man on the further barstool with what appears to be the check and he responds by trying to ...
|Midday open thread: Middle East needs imperialism? Emissions controls to slash coal; Kincannon flips
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is The bad intelligence : What you may have missed on ...
|Teachers of the Year tell us what's holding students back and where they'd spend education money
President Obama with 2015 teacher of the year Shanna Peeples. Every year, each state chooses its teacher of the year. This year, the Council of Chief State School Officers and ...
Easing into the week with Lou Rawls . Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known ...
|U.S. is paying the price for not investing in trains, and it's stupid
House Speaker John Boehner may think it's "stupid" to suggest that the recent fatal Amtrak crash had anything to do with lack of funding, but the evidence ...
|The Lecture Bill O'Reilly Inspired Me to Give to My Students
I teach a college course on jazz and hip hop at a Southern California university, and after listening to Fox's Bill O'Reilly bloviate last week about how hip hop and rap are to blame for declining ...
|The promise of NewSpace
Ceres as revealed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers). The bright spots may be water ice. We throw a lot of terms around here on Daily Kos, ...
|Gospel Brunch - Otis Clay
Otis Clay is an American R&B and soul singer, who started in gospel music. In 2013, Clay was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame.
|Sunday Morning Music
Mirror Kisses - Keep A ...
|Weddings For All; getting married should be as easy as having a birthday
Who wants to get married? Let's do it. Our odds of long-haul happiness will be no worse than anyone else's. We all know the claim that half of marriages conclude in divorce. True or not , I like ...
|What's for Dinner? v9.43: Mauro Giuliani Roasted Potatoes with Asparagus
For this recipe, you will need 1 Pepe Romero 1 Neville Mariner 1 Chamber Orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin In the Fields (If Messrs. Romero and Mariner are otherwise engaged, or if you haven'...
|Ruby's Dream House
I first wrote about Ruby Corado on June 8, 2013...well, after a shorter mention of her in August of 2012 ...
It was an isolated incident, The circumstances rare. An unfortunate occurrence And not a cause for fear. It’s not a case of wrong or right And won’t occur again. What happened that ...
|Saturday Shuffle Mix
|Looks Like Marriage Equality Is Coming To Ireland As Panti Bliss Calls It A Landslide
Early results in the marriage equality referendum indicate a very strong showing for the yes vote. It's looking like a celebratory mood is emerging already within the Irish gay community, although ...
|Louisiana Senator Lambasts Gov Jindal For Anti-Gay Executive Order In An Awesome Floor Speech
A Louisiana state senator took to the state senate floor to rake Governor Bobby Jindal over the coals for issuing the executive order after the 'license to discriminate' legislation failed in ...
|Harvey Milk and a Lesser Known Hero
Today is Harvey Milk Day, when we commemorate the birth of the first true gay activist, Harvey Milk, born on this date in 1930.
|Walking with Wildflowers: Photo Diary & Open Thread for Street Prophets
Greetings! And welcome to another fuzzy offering left just outside the back door by Marko the Werelynx. This week I thought I'd share a few more photos from my trip up into the rolling, green ...
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|Funk Friday - Groove Merchant
|Oklahoma and Texas Weather Extremes
As you have probably seen, Oklahoma and Texas are suffering with extreme weather with flooding, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes. The pattern of storms and flooding has been persistent for weeks ...
|An economically feasible way to seal the southern border
Distressed by the all too obvious economic shortcomings of plans to seal the border against Mexicans desperate to be exploited by low wage employers, I took it in hand to make a shallow (very shallow)
|Breaking: Federal Judge In AL Grants Plaintiffs' Class Action Petition In Marriage Equality Case
Judge Granade has granted the plaintiffs' (in the Alabama marriage equality case) petition for class certification. So, all probate judges in Alabama are included as defendants in the case, and ...
Jaysus Kerist! Sting! Every breath you take And every move you make Every bond you break Every step you take I'll be watching you Every single day And every word you say Every game you play Every ...
|Karen Hedwig Backman||05/21/2015||34|
|Comic Books: Street Prophets Thursday Coffee Hour
Welcome to Thursday Coffee Hour. This is an open thread so help yourself to the goodies and let us know what is new with you. I have family members who are seriously into comic books. Growing up I ...
|Jazz - Jean Luc Ponty
Jean-Luc Ponty (born 29 September 1942) is a French virtuoso violinist and jazz composer.
|TPP Complexity Evaluation
There is much debate within this venue about the various merits and hazards of the TPP.
|Oregon high school junior confronts anti-gay haters, launches beautiful counter-protest
Need a bit of inspiration this morning? I've got just the story for you. On Tuesday, two men showed up on a street corner in Tillamook, Oregon, with signs reading "Homo sex is sin" and "Jesus said ...
Guy Forsyth is an American Texas blues and blues rock singer, guitarist, harmonicist and songwriter. Forsyth's repertoire, which is primarily blues in format, also incorporates traces of rock, R&B,
|Alabama Minister Fined And Sentenced For Practicing Her Faith Which Includes Marriage Equality
Earlier this year, I reported on an Alabama minister who tried to marry a same-sex couple in Alabama after they had gotten a marriage license at a county ...
|B.B., Six Strings Down...
The sky is crying now, and so am I. Cousin Billy just called me at 1:45 AM on Friday and told me that B.B. King had passed away. 15 minutes later, (as I wrote this), I am beside myself with grief. ...
|Santa Susanna Kid||05/19/2015||10|
|A small but important detail
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee in Illinois unanimously passed HB 3552, which is an amendment to the Disposition of Remains Act which would allow transgender people to provide written ...
Look it up and stamp it out.
|Irish "No" Voter Tells Journalist That G-d Gave Her Cancer For Being Gay
With rhetoric reaching the highest of intensity levels prior to the marriage equality referendum vote on Friday In Ireland, some conservative homophobic folks have gone off the deep end. Take for ...
|50 Years Ago, Barry Goldwater Saw the Future
Barry Goldwater, (1909-1998), was a five-term US Senator, the Republican Party nominee for President in 1964, he was a Maj. Gen. in the US Air Force Reserves, and he authored the book "The ...
Buckwheat Zydeco is the stage name of Stanley Dural, Jr., an American accordionist and zydeco musician. He is one of the few zydeco artists to achieve mainstream success.
|Forbidden Love: Madonna Posts Controversial Photo
Madonna is fond of controversy, and she knows how to stir it up pretty well. Now, the "material girl" has posted a photo of a (presumably) gay Jewish man and a gay Muslim man about to kiss on ...
|A modest proposal for pro/con HRC diaries and comments
There is an old joke about a new admittee to a prison or some such place. He arrives only to notice that in the common yard folks will call out numbers, like "1" or "13" and then everyone breaks ...
|That's My Parking Place, Fella' !
Jethro turned his black Harley Davidson motorcycle into his Brother’s gravel driveway. He parked the Big Bike he called Razorback, walked up the front porch steps of the white frame farmhouse, ...
|This Week in the War on Women
Last Sunday was Mother's Day, a Hallmark holiday as fraught with ambivalence as any. As I read friends' tributes to their living or dead mothers on Facebook, I wondered why I never really cared ...
|Seven More Terrible, No-Good Gamergate Cartoons
Gamergate - Maybe you're the baddies. Being a #Gamergater is a lot of work. Writing purple, overcooked prose about how fat women will bring about the end of art takes creativity and paranoia. It ...
I'm writing to ask for help in a modest project. Some of you may have a laugh from time to time looking at the internet superhero 'Florida Man' feeds on twitter and reddit. I feel that between the ...
|Marco Rubio's war on one woman
Sexist much , Mr. Rubio? From the general "soap opera" framing to the completely issue-free attack to the idea that she was ...
|On Capital Punishment, Utah needs to take a hint from North Korea
As long as the state of Utah is seeking more efficiency in fulfilling its capital punishment sentences, perhaps it needs to consider slightly higher firepower so that it doesn't appear quite so "...
|. . . And you thought it was that other thing that can make you go blind.
Nearly all of us have engaged in a natural, pleasurable activity that despite clerical, parental and scholastic warnings, [did not make us go blind. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144246/] (Most of us ...
|House passes 20-week abortion ban, watered-down NSA reform
In a 242-184 vote, House Republicans passed their latest abortion ban , this one ...
|Baby Names That Start with "T"
The other day my girlfriend asked me if I ever thought about baby names. Did I have any preferences? I paused for a minute and said, "Well, there's sort of a tradition in my family that the oldest ...
|House votes Wednesday on the important stuff, banning abortion
Remember the first big blow-up in the House Republican ...
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