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  • Check out the awesome virtual book launch party hosted Sunday by Daily Kos community member David Harris Gerson for his book, What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist who Tried to Kill Your Wife?: A Memoir. There was dancing! Virtual beer! Book giveaways! And if you want to know what the book is about, read Susan from 29's review.
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  • Oh, how sad: Promoting bigotry and hate isn't going so well (We're looking at you, Coke, McDonald's and others):
    The head of the Sochi Olympics asked the IOC on Sunday to help “stop this campaign and this speculation” related to the anti-gay law that has been overshadowing preparations for next year’s Winter Games in Russia.

    A senior IOC member, meanwhile, said sponsors are “afraid” of the fallout of possible demonstrations in Sochi.

    “I think this could ruin a lot for all of us,” marketing commission chairman Gerhard Heiberg said. “We have to be prepared.”

  • I blame Obama. Or traffic lights:
    ... “DC” has DENIED a permit to the “2 MILLION BIKERS TO DC TEAM” for their super-badass 9/11 protest against, we don’t know, age of consent laws maybe?
    Washington DC has DENIED our permit for a no-stop ride through Washington DC. We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies. What could have been a one or two hour ride through will now likely be an all day event. We will be obeying all laws. We will be stopping at all stoplights, stop signs, and yielding to all pedestrians.
    Oh, so they have to stop at all stoplights and stop signs and yield to all pedestrians? THIS AGGRESSION WILL NOT STAND MAN.
  • The temptation to quote Samuel L. Jackson here is strong:
    Andrew Hamblin handles poisonous snakes every Sunday in the name of Jesus. At just 22, he leads Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., a Pentecostal church that practices a rare, century-old Christian tradition of worshipping God with venomous snakes like timber rattlers, cottonmouths, and copperheads ... There are about 125 snake-handling churches in the United States, and almost all of them are found in Appalachia. Snake handlers like Hamblin do not worship snakes. Instead they use snakes to show non-Christians that God protects them from harm.
    Not handling poisonous snakes would probably have the same result.
  • Perhaps we should file this under TMI:
    On the days he resisted the temptation to have an affair, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. marked the occasion in his secret journal with a one-word exaltation: “Victory!” But on the days of defeat, the ink really began to flow across the page.

    In the 398-page journal obtained by the New York Post, Kennedy ... recorded the date of the infidelity, the name of the woman involved, and a code of numbers, ranging from 1 to 10, representing the performance of certain sex acts. Number 10 corresponds to intercourse. Numbers 1 through 9 have yet to be decoded by the Post — so at this point it’s hard to know precisely what he did on the day he recorded a 10, 3, and 2 over the course of a single fundraiser at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

  • Time to check out your attic?
    The Van Gogh Museum says it has identified a long-lost Vincent Van Gogh painting that spent years in a Norwegian attic because it was thought not to be authentic. It is the first full-size canvas by the Dutch master discovered since 1928.
  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Syria's on all our minds today, and as usual we differ from the framing we're offered by the punditry. Greg Dworkin rounds up the home stretch of the NYC elections, the choosing up of sides on Syria, and how Marco Rubio is writing himself out of 2016. CNN on the new hotness in recreational shooting: exploding targets. #GunFAIL in Yellowstone. Thanks, Sen. Coburn! An exploration of the meme that a no vote on Syria in Congress dooms Obama's 2nd term. Discussions of Nicholas Kristof's "Pulling the Curtain Back on Syria," and David Cay Johnston's "Failed Policy — The 401(k) Shrinks In A Growing Economy."

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