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|Meet the Jade Helm conspiracy theory: The federal government's plot to invade Texas
The sign behind him was supposed to say IDIOT, but nobody could spell it. The supposed _Jade Helm 15_ conspiracy may be the single stupidest thing to come out of Texas in 20 years, and for a state ...
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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 ...
|Rand Paul really 'gets' the problems faced by minority groups
Of all the Republican presidential candidates, Rand Paul really _gets_ where black Americans are coming from. That's what Rand Paul says, anyway. He understands what black American men are facing ...
|Ben Carson gets a passing grade because the audience seemed to like him
And here's your trophy for showing up.
|Replace the TPP with a $100 trillion world program to stop climate change
Cross-posted from Real Economics . The TPP has brought the issue of "free trade agreements" to the fore again, so I think it is time we looked honestly at what has happened to the three North ...
|The Grieving Room: my quilt is so beautiful! THANK YOU ALL
My quilt has arrived! I do not have the words to thank you all. Welcome, fellow travelers on the grief journey and a special welcome to anyone new to The Grieving Room. We meet every Monday ...
|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 ...
|Didn't get indicted? That's good news for Chris Christie
You know the standards for a political party have fallen considerably when indictments against some of a governor's top staffers and appointees for crooked doings is ...
|The reason Ben Carson can't win? Ben Carson
It has been clear for some time now that would-be ...
|Ohio abortion clinics cut in half following stringent abortion measures enacted by Gov. Kasich
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed ...
|Pro-lifers? I think not
My first of hopefully many diaries. Please be kind.. I will no longer dignify those that want to call themselves pro-lifers and will, instead, call them what they are...anti-abortionists. After ...
|Scott Walker celebrates Star Wars Day by being creepy on the internet
I have seen many attempts at political self-promotion over the years, but this may be the first time a presidential candidate's ...
|10 Year Old Rape Victim denied abortion
In Paraguay, a 10 year old girl was being raped by her step-father. Her mother reported the abuse to authorities but was ignored. The child's stomach began to swell and the mother, thinking ...
|Connect! Unite! Act! NYC, Dallas, Seattle & EPIC Glacier Park Event Info— In Love With a Voice?
|Governmental restrictions on abortions violate a woman’s religious freedom.
Progressives have been on the defensive when talking about a women’s right to make choices about continuing pregnancies and family planning. In addition, social conservatives have been successful ...
|TX Republican Lawmaker Wants Women To Carry Nonviable Fetuses To Full Term
Last week in Texas, a Republican lawmaker proposed an amendment so outrageous, that even some of his own GOP colleagues were repulsed. ...
|Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
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|Now Tell Me There's No GOP War On Women!
I'm so outraged as I'm writing this that I'm going to have to be extra careful about typos, etc. Republicans in Congress have passed a bill that would make it perfectly legal for your boss to fire ...
|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.
|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 ...
|Colorado Republicans vote to defund award-winning program that reduced teen births by 40 percent
Republican state Sen. Ray Scott congratulated public health officials on the award before voting to defund the program. Colorado ...
|Rand Paul's advisers explain to him why joking about riots might be bad
And just think, it's only April. Of 2015.
|Mike Huckabee: Supreme Court 'cannot overrule God'
American Taliban It's the ...
|Ted Cruz says Barack Obama has 'inflamed racial tensions'
Makes Sarah Palin look like an intellectual.
|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 ...
|Texas Republican ties gay marriage to Baltimore riots
Oh no, the horror. And so on.
|Ted Cruz and the House Freedom Caucus look to block D.C. abortion law
Opponent of democracy Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Congressional oversight of the District of Columbia gives ...
|Clean-up, curfew and more from Baltimore||Hunter||04/28/2015||22|
|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. ...
|Rand Paul passed through Baltimore: 'I'm glad the train didn't stop'
Oh, he's so funny . Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) weighed in on the turmoil in Baltimore on Tuesday,
|Sen. Ted Cruz: 'Liberal fascism' is going after American Christians
I really have nothing to say here. The ...
|Rand Paul says overthrowing Hussein was a 'mistake'
I really wonder whether the Republican base can ...
I gotta tell ya, as a member of the fairer sex, it’s maddeningly frustrating to watch this Congress fumble around like it does, giving lip service to women voters. It seems like corporations ...
|Jeannie Perry Wilfley||04/27/2015||12|
|Tell me again about the benefits of free trade...
Since NAFTA, the United States has devolved into an oligarchy/plutocracy. Since NAFTA, Canada has regressed to the basic essence of old colonialism: an economy almost entirely dependent on one, ...
|The Grieving Room—Open Thread for April 27: One Big Grief
No one was on the schedule for tonight and I am on the road at a work conference so I am posting this as an Open Thread for people who want a place to gather. Please share whatever you need to ...
|Jeb Bush wants to defund Planned Parenthood, adviser tells Iowa audience
Jeb Bush Jeb Bush couldn't be bothered to appear at the Faith and Freedom Summit in Iowa over ...
|Religious 'leaders' demand liberal justices recuse themselves from marriage equality case
No. Only Thomas and Scalia may decide gay marriage cases. Thus sayeth the empty cardboard boxes. I see that conservative activists will be satirizing themselves this week. Well, it ...
|Republicans fretting over 'GOP demolition-derby circular firing squad' like it's a bad thing
Good luck with that. Republicans are already _extremely alarmed_ at how their presidential primaries ...
|Open thread for night owls: Militia movement finds new 'patriot' to defend
A mine owner in Oregon ...
|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 ...
|Abortion: “Scientific” arguments can’t justify religious beliefs.
Citing medical evidence that suggests life begins at conception, some purport to give a non-religious reason to ban abortion. Attempting to use “scientific” arguments (selectively) to support ...
|How anti-abortion intensity wins in pro-choice America
For four decades, American public opinion on the issue of abortion has been largely unchanged. As the numbers from Gallup , the Pew Research Center , ...
|Pro-choice without exceptions
My mom was a hippie activist feminist. The sort who communed nude with nature, and bought her 6 year old shirts with that wonderful quote about fish needing a bicycle. Part of that was being very pro-
|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 ...
|Allen West: Football players are getting injured because you don't pray enough
Allen West was at one point a genuine congressman from ...
|Michele Bachmann says the Rapture is coming: 'Rejoice'
Looks like the Apocalypse to me.
|Ted Cruz says Obama is an 'unmitigated socialist' who is 'profoundly dangerous,' and so forth
'Oh spirit of Reagan, I summon thee and bind thee to my will.' Ted Cruz, the ...
|Open thread for night owls: 'No evidence' climate change will be 'catastrophic', opines Charles Koch
A rising tide will lift my yacht.
|After entering relationship with lobbyist, Rep. Bill Shuster pushed for one of firm's key priorities
Suit, flag, and original thoughts paid for by Airlines For America. Please have them back by Thursday. The news that House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (R-...
|Mike Huckabee: America 'moving rapidly towards the criminalization of Christianity'
Going for the spittle-flecked piece of crap vote. One wonders at how these ...
|Taxpayer-funded Catholic group denies reproductive services to refugee minors, ACLU cries foul
The Washington Times reports that the ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) because it's been denying reproductive medical care ...
|He Could Have Been the Greatest Kossack There Ever Was. This is His Story. (Poll)
Had he lived in our times, he (we'll call him Bill) could have been a prominent blogger on Daily Kos. In fact, given his way with words and unique ability to coin new phrases, I'm sure he'd have ...
|Jimmy Carter: 'Losing My Religion For Equality'
For most of his life, Jimmy Carter has been an advocate for human rights. In 1982, one year after leaving the Oval Office, the former US President and his wife Rosalynn Carter, founded ...
|Write On! Waking up.
Hello, writers. Write On! is returning now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope this will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. Lately, for various ...
|Why I'm Shooting Pool for Abortion
I used to hate asking people for money. Asking people for favors in general has never been my strong suit. And yet today, I can often be found asking anyone and everyone to donate to my local ...
|A lonely Bobby Jindal writes op-ed praising himself for how great he is
Nobody cares. I see Louisiana governor and ex-somebody Bobby Jindal is still taking to the op-ed pages in a desperate attempt to convince his Republican party to pay attention to him. His latest ...
|Tennessee Republican: Rape is often 'not verifiable,' so no exemption on anti-abortion bill
Waiting periods mean women have to pass these charmers twice. Republican state legislators across the country continue looking for ways to make it ...
|Open thread for night owls: 'The true cost of wind power'
Eric Wemple catches Newsweek misleading readers about the ties of a writer who ...
|Bookflurries-Bookchat: Gripping Adventures
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. My readers are ...
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