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|Week's High Impact Posts: April 25-May 1, 2015
|The Satanic Temple seeks to bypass anti-abortion legislation through religious exemption
|Cartoon: Responses to Baltimore
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|URGENT! Fellow Kossack Needs a Little More Help
||Most Awesome Nana||05/04/2015||15|
|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 ...
|Silence Won't Stop An Epidemic
MAYDAY! Take A Bite Out of Lyme and Thunderclap for ME/CFS/ME are some of the campaigns occurring in May for NEID awareness. Also new, a major lupus study seeks participants.
|S&PS Kos - Take the Initiative with Yoram Bauman
It's time for a get together, catch up with each other, have a drink, eat some good food and be entertained. Where: Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery and Restaurant 1201 First Ave S. (...
|High Impact Posts: May 2, 2015
Yesterday 76 Kogs posted 85 posts of which 80 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 892 recommending readers; 50 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 23 by 30 or more, and 5 ...
|Gospel Brunch - Aaron Neville
Last day of Jazzfest. Go catch Aaron Neville @ The Gospel ...
|How I Create a Recipe: Street Prophets Sunday All Day Brunch
Welcome to Sunday All Day Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. Today we are having Archer Farms Chai Spice ...
|DKos Sangha - Weekly Open Thread
Good morning! Welcome to the DKos Sangha weekly open thread. This is an open thread for members of the DKos Sangha and others who are interested in discussions concerning how we integrate our ...
|9 Reasons Most Conservatives Are Not 'Christian'
Almost every day on Facebook, Twitter, or some other social media, I see a conservative ranting away with how the Republican Party is the party of, ahem, “good Christian values” Often ...
|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,
|This Week in the War on Women
The big news: Nigerian army [http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/us-nigeria-violence-rescue-idUSKBN0NJ2FK20150428?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter rescued 293 women and girls] ...
|Tara the Antisocial Social Worker||05/02/2015||22|
|My Brother Reid is in the Hospital (EDITED)
This will be rather short as it has been the day from hell. Reid started feeling bad this afternoon. I dealt with diarrhea and vomiting. His blood sugar plummeted and he went into seizures. The ...
|Community Quilt for Otteray Scribe's Daughter, CelticLassie URGENT
TrueBlueMajority's quilt It breaks my heart that this quilt is needed -- yet it is needed, urgently. UPDATE: The situation is dire. CelticLassie's brother and sister-in-law are on their way. ...
|Derby Day Party and Fundraiser for elenacarlena
I am joining [Most Awesome Nana http://www.dailykos.com/user/Most%20Awesome%20Nana] and several others in the [Community Fundraisers http://www.dailykos.com/user/Community%20Fundraisers] ...
|Most Awesome Nana||05/02/2015||180|
|Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
|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 ...
|High Impact Posts: May 1, 2015
Yesterday 174 Kogs posted 218 posts of which 210 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 1781 recommending readers; 123 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 54 by 30 or more, ...
|Cartoon: Animal Nuz #249 - Bending Towards Justice Edition||ericlewis0||05/02/2015||89|
|Saturday Shuffle Mix - NOLA
Another day missing the annual Jazzfest pilgrimage. Let's take a Delorean ride through New Orleans.
|Nigerian Army Rescues 234 More Girls Today, Bringing Week's Total to 677
(photo credit: Stephen Melkisethian ) From AP via The Huffington Post : LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's ...
|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.
|Become Maladjusted to Injustice! MBOPRA, STDDs, Week 35
If there is one name that has been uttered more often than Freddie Gray's over the past week, it has been that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We know that the criminal, heartless Right Wing ...
|Cartoon: Trans-Pacific speculation
Click to enlarge. The portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that have ...
|May Day: Street Prophets Open Thread
Greetings and welcome to another fuzzy offering from Marko the Werelynx. Atsa me, Markio! Cough Cough Cough Oh dear, sorry. I don't know what got into me. I think I managed to cough it out. It's ...
|Marko the Werelynx||05/01/2015||18|
|NYT Story on Orthodox Jewish Girl at West Point is Inaccurate and Insulting
The New York Times recently ran a story that may have been published with the most sterling intent. However, as folk wisdom and common sense universally informs us, “good intentions” can easily ...
|Funk Friday - The Meters
I hope everyone at Jazzfest is having a blast! The Meters are an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meters performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977.
|High Impact Posts: April 30, 2015
Yesterday 150 Kogs posted 203 posts of which 185 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 1738 recommending readers; 106 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 48 by 30 or more, ...
|Good News! We Have A New Home!
We have a new home! They are going to try and have it ready for us on May 30 if at all possible. It is a 2 bedroom 2 bath. The master bedroom has a bathroom with shower stall that Reid can actually ...
Remember a couple years ago, when Obama said we’d shape up his drone program and achieve “ near certainty ” that civilians wouldn’t be killed and ...
|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 ...
|KosAbility: May Update
May 3 - Besame will be discussing her experience with at least one app used to track chronic illnesses Also, May is NEID - neuro-endocrine-immune disorders/diseases awareness month. NEID includes CFS/
I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I call myself that in order to distinguish myself from the dominant strain of North American Christianity. At the risk of sounding arrogant and judgmental, I am ...
|CA Kossack aitchdee: Struggling to Make It to SSDI
This is a followup diary to the one I posted last week ,
|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 ...
|High Impact Posts: April 29, 2015
Yesterday 157 Kogs posted 199 posts of which 190 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 1748 recommending readers; 113 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 46 by 30 or more, ...
|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 ...
|High Impact Posts: April 28, 2015
Yesterday 165 Kogs posted 204 posts of which 198 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 1934 recommending readers; 124 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 53 by 30 or more, ...
|Hillary to Call for an "End to the Era of Mass Incarceration" in Big Speech Today
(photo credit: Marc Nozell ) From The Huffington Post : WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton will deliver a major speech on criminal justice reform Wednesday, calling for fundamental ...
|Cartoon: Satire to die for||Matt Bors||04/29/2015||14|
|Nigerian Army Rescues 200 Girls, 93 Women from Boko Haram - UPDATED Not Chibok Group
(photo credit: See Li ) From Reuters : (Reuters) - Nigeria's army has rescued 200 girls and 93 women during a military ...
|High Impact Posts: April 27, 2015
Yesterday 134 Kogs posted 170 posts of which 167 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 1738 recommending readers; 114 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 66 by 30 or more, ...
|How I ended up homeless in New York with a full time job
"Richie threatened to stab me. Should I press charges?" This was the call I got while at work over a month ago from my roommate Charlie. Richie is our other room-mate. Charlie had just moved in ...
|Cartoon: Droney weighs in
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|KosAbility: Modifications to Home and Work Settings
A short introduction and then deeper into subject of making changes in your home and work environment. I have 30 + year history of providing and coordinating care for various elderly relatives. In ...
|Cartoon: Animal Nuz #248 - Bullets & Bracelets Edition||ericlewis0||04/25/2015||100|
|Yippee!!! I'm moving to Florida!!!
There is some snark in this diary title! Unfortunately, that would be the yippee part, not the moving to Florida part. Yes, after 12 wonderful years as resident of Hawaii, right on the edge of ...
|KosAbility: Schedule Update- April & May
April 26 Modifications to Home and Work Settings - studentofearth May 3 - Collaborative open thread, Besame and others May is NEID - neuro-endocrine-immune disorders/diseases awareness month. NEID ...
|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 ...
|Schweizer Admits He Conflated Paid and Unpaid Clinton Appearances
From Media Matters : On April 23, ABC News explained that their independent review of the source material used for Clinton Cash "uncovered errors in the book, including an instance where paid and ...
|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 ...
|Top Comments: Pickup Poetry
I'm a fan of David Futrelle's blog [http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/ We Hunted the Mammoth,] which cheerfully mocks misogynists in their assorted forms: "men's rights activists" who are convinced ...
|Tara the Antisocial Social Worker||04/22/2015||41|
|Schweizer Admits He Can't Prove Allegations in Hillary Smear Book
What a load From Media Matters : Peter Schweizer's Clinton Cash reportedly does not prove its speculative attacks on the Clintons and even relies on a hoax press ...
|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 ...
|Cartoon: The Whiteness Fairy||Matt Bors||04/22/2015||29|
|POTUS Launches Collaborative Executive Action Against Climate Change with Nation's Largest Utilities
(photo credit: Neil Tackaberry) BLAM! From whitehouse.gov , in the announcement of the release of the initial installment of the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) : Building on today�
|Supreme Court Blocks North Carolina's Voter Suppression Scheme
(illustration by DonkeyHotey) From politicususa.com : The Supreme Court dealt vote suppressors in North Carolina a blow when it vacated the State Supreme Court’s decision ...
Making others feel good about themselves is my superpower. I don’t do it consciously - it’s more of a part of who and what I am. I’m Larime Taylor, and I was born with Arthrogryposis, a ...
|Christiegate: Christie Funnelled Lucrative Contract to Brother's Firm
(illustration by DonkeyHotey) From International Business Times : As one of its first moves in its state takeover of financially strapped Atlantic City, Chris Christie’s administration has ...
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