Skip to main content

Daily Kos member

Below you'll find recent contributions related to Wendys Wink's followed authors, tags, and groups.

Title Author Date Comments
It’s time to seriously rethink ‘zero tolerance’ policing
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses. That is the first sentence of this powerful Washington ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 61
Allow me to dream
That 2012 Bernie Sanders Speech That Could Help Him Win In 2016 - VIDEO http://wp.me/p23YZR-fLE #LiberalsUnite via @JesusChitChat I once wrote that ElizabethWarren should run for president. I think ...
Vet63 05/04/2015 8
Race, Class and Neglect
is the title of this column by Paul Krugman in today's New York Times . It starts with the notion that we still have a problem with race, as exemplified by what happened with Freddie Gray and the ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 6
A brief but powerful video from Jeremy Scahill
I thank MsSpentyouth for the Facebook post that made me aware of it. As far as i could tell it had not yet been shared here. Watch and then respond in the comments. Follow this link to the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 3
Another update on Felicity
Our now three-legged cat came home just before Noon yesterday. We have her in a downstairs room. After several times when she hid behind bookcases where we could not reach her, I emptied the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 12
BB King receiving home hospice care
BBC BB's website . I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas. "Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers. The Thrill is ... going. And I'm tearing up. If you don't know who BB ...
blue aardvark 05/03/2015 12
"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 83
Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 14
Some context to recent events in Baltimore
If you want some context to the recent events in Baltimore, read the piece linked below. Let me note as one who has taught just outside Baltimore for the past two years (first in Glen Burnie and ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 3
Watch Jon Stewart and Judith Miller
http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/news/a34707/daily-show-jon-stewart-judith-miller-iraq-wmd-interview/ "Hubris": New Documentary Reexamines the Iraq War "Hoax" http://www.motherjones.com/...
Vet63 05/01/2015 9
an update on Felicity
Yesterday, in this posting , I explained about our youngest (at 12 years 7 months) rescued cat, her cancer, and her forthcoming leg amputation because of a tumor that encircled the leg. She had to ...
teacherken 05/01/2015 11
Sometimes what matters can change in an instant
and all your previously decided priorities get tossed out. Earlier this month my wife discovered a growth on the right rear leg of one of our three remaining rescued cats, Felicity, the shyest. She ...
teacherken 04/30/2015 31
George Carlin was a comic genius
https://youtu.be/acLW1vFO-2Q I miss a funny and smart comic named George Carlin. He was a comic genius who could make you laugh and think at the same time. This clip is 4 years ago but some ...
Vet63 04/28/2015 13
laughing at dead soldiers
Family of Slain Soldier Calls Bush WMD Jokes "Disgraceful" http://www.democracynow.org/2004/3/26/family_of_slain_soldier_calls_bush via @democracynow I am trying to take slow deep breaths. I am one ...
Vet63 04/27/2015 8
A sports-team executive who gets it right
is John Angelos, COO of the Baltimore Orioles, outside whose stadium a protest about the killing of Freddie Gray got out of hand. The words came about as part of a twitter exchange after a comment ...
teacherken 04/27/2015 9
‘Lynch Mob’: Misuse of Language
is the title of this powerful New York Times column by Charles M. Blow . He is reacting in particular to the inflammatory statement by the head of the Baltimore Police Union to the demonstrations ...
teacherken 04/27/2015 21
Heros of our longest war spit on
as 1972, I was sitting in a Journalism class at the University of Oregon. The college was very active protesting the Vietnam war. I remained silent most of the time there. Veterans from that war ...
Vet63 04/26/2015 46
All of us need this
Lightning in a jar. This illustrates how truly fortunate we are. After you're done with the first picture, click on it and it will go to the next, and so on. https://docs.google.com/...
Vet63 04/23/2015 15
I am so sorry
https://www.facebook.com/PrinceEaHipHop/videos/10153278998454769/? Today is Earthday. I shared pictures of our Earth earlier this week. Today I am angry about how our world will look when your ...
Vet63 04/22/2015 11

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site