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John Boehner's 'heart breaks' for 9/11 families, but 9/11 first responders can go to hell
House Speaker John Boehner visited the National September ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 3
Police at Station with #FreddieGray's Limp Body: "We gave him a run for his money"
Now that charges have been filed in the Police Murder of Freddie Gray we've begun to hear the excuses and counter claims that the Prosecutor " Overcharged ", was "Politically Motivated" in ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/04/2015 12
John Boehner lies about Obamacare, Chuck Todd lets him
House Speaker John Boehner was Chuck Todd's star interview on Sunday's Meet the ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 42
Former Cop Turned PA Lawmaker Has Somewhat Racially Charged Facebook Photo & It’s a Doozy
The following was crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press . There are more links and audio of Vereb comparing ...
S Kitchen 05/04/2015 19
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 5
UPDATED x2: PLEASE REC: The Detroit News has some horribly dishonest people working there
Yup, I'm Rec-begging on this one 'cus I am *angry* (if not surprised). One week ago I posted en entry titled "Color me shocked: Michigan GOP State Senator spewing nonsense" , which documented an ...
Brainwrap 05/03/2015 52
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
You are amazingly helpful people, and I thank you with all my heart
To my kind and caring friends here on the GOS: I'm still recuperating from a painful bout of pleurisy (an inflammation of the lining of the lung, a common complication of the more severe forms of ...
aitchdee 05/03/2015 31
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Bringing In The May: The Heroes of Haymarket
One hundred and twenty-nine years ago today, history was made at the Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois. This piece of history was so critically important to the lives of working men and ...
thanatokephaloides 05/03/2015 57
Hellraisers Journal: Landlords want tenant farmers with plenty of "force," meaning little children.
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday ...
JayRaye 05/03/2015 5
The OPOL Report: Fake change in a new box edition
Look, I don't know what we're supposed to do about our bullshit political system but it seems to me that it must start with facing up to the facts. Believing that this time, someone is actually ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/03/2015 144
"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 74
I ♥ Democratic Socialism: Under cover at the "cleanest country music show on earth"
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine I keep my eyes wide open all the time I keep the ends out for the tie that binds Because you're mine, I walk the line I Walk the Line , by Johnny Cash ...
Galtisalie 05/03/2015 27
Hillary Clinton & Diane Sawyer Read the Classics
In honor of dKos's new digs, I present:
Brainwrap 05/02/2015 4
Teachers' Lounge: Reading Suggestions
This past semester I have been teaching a class that introduces students to Interdisciplinary Studies in preparation for them proposing their own interdisciplinary major. There are generally two ...
annetteboardman 05/02/2015 4
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
Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby: Not Holding Bad Cops Accountable is a Disservice to Good Cops
After issuing Murder Indictments against the Officers who Killed Freddie Gray just 24 hrs after receiving the case from the Baltimore PD , when talking to CNN's Don Lemon, yeah Don Lemon, Maryland ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/01/2015 76
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
House committee passes bill to curtail mass surveillance
The House Judiciary Committee struck a blow against Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 20
UPDATE x2: HOLY CRAP. Baltimore FOP channels their inner Frank Nitti
This may seem a bit self-centered since my other diary is already at the top of the Rec list, but a couple people suggested that my update deserves it's own diary as well to ensure maximum exposure, ...
Brainwrap 05/01/2015 64
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones Celebrates 83 Years, Recalls Birthday Spent in Jail for "Her Boys"
I am down at the Fleetwood whenever they want to put me in jail for violation of the law. Come along for me, come. There is coming a day when I will take the whole bunch of you and put you in jail.
JayRaye 05/01/2015 10
Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal, others indicted
Gov. Chris Christie's high-school buddy and former Port ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 83
Republicans plotting how to take 8 million Obamacare customers hostage
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Republicans might ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 52
Holy Crap. "Depraved Heart Murder"? UPDATE: FOP channels Frank Nitti
Thanks to reporters Mark Puente & Wesley Lowery for the screen shot: The official list of charges against the 6 officers (not 1, not 2, not 3...*six*) is out:
Brainwrap 05/01/2015 327
Justice Department announces $20 million body camera pilot program
Attorney General Loretta Lynch capped her first, ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 66
#BaltimoreRiots: PA Legislator Compares Union Workers to Rioters
No, really folks. A Pennsylvania Republican, Mike Vereb, went on a conservative radio show based out of Philadelphia and compared unions to Baltimore Rioters . Of course there's some back story ...
S Kitchen 05/01/2015 7
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
House Republicans nearly prove they love Wall Street more than the troops
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, veteran, saves the day. House Republicans were all set ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 23
Republicans Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio obstruct Republican Senate on Iran vote
This is precisely what Republican leadership deserved to get when recruiting and backing unhinged zealots like the newly elected Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Now ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 47
FL Gov. Rick Scott: "Keep Your Government Hands Off My Obamacare!!" (Seriously)
Ho. Lee. Crap. Check out this press release from Florida Governor and Lord Voldemort impersonator Rick Scott:
Brainwrap 04/30/2015 34
Republicans scramble to get out of the Obamacare mess they created for themselves
Republican lawmakers know very well that they're in an ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 187
Hellraisers Journal: State Rests in Murder Trial of John R. Lawson, Hero of the Colorado Coal Miners
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday ...
JayRaye 04/30/2015 3
Freddie Gray, Malcolm X & True Believer
Last night I posted a simple diary called "A Scene from Malcolm X": NT. A HEARING ROOM - DAY A room, clinically empty; table, chair, and HOLWAY, putting papers into a briefcase; the hearing is ...
Brainwrap 04/30/2015 1
House Republicans' pull spending bill because they were afraid it would pass
Rep. Chris Van Hollen The House has started working on spending bills, and of course has started with the most important thing ever: defense. But they encountered a big hiccup right out of the box, ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 8
Republican governors see Medicaid expansion as another opportunity to stigmatize working poor
Take a close look at that chart, ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 32
Hellraisers Journal: Fight Is On- "Federal Injunction Is Issued to Check Striking Chicago Teamsters"
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
JayRaye 04/29/2015 12
Hellraisers Journal: Damaging Testimony Given by Mine Guards in Murder Trial of John R Lawson
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 04/28/2015 5
#StopFastTack: James Hoffa Calls Bulls*it On Obama's TPP Strategy
Teamsters President James Hoffa was in Hershey this week for the annual Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters. At the conference, Hoffa was interviewed by Rick Smith, host of the Rick Smith Show, ...
S Kitchen 04/28/2015 2
BFSkinner bled again. Back in hospital, awaiting surgery.
Sigh. Our friend BFSkinner returned to the emergency room on Friday due to intestinal blood loss and extreme weakness. He remains hospitalized at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, ...
2thanks 04/27/2015 57
Hellraisers Journal: Rose Schneiderman, "So we must stand together to resist." Life of a Cap Maker
The girls and women by their meetings and discussions come to understand and sympathize with each other, and more and more easily they act together... So we must stand together to resist, for we ...
JayRaye 04/27/2015 6
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Salt of the Earth, The Hollywood Ten, and Cultural Work
Esperanza Quintero: Whose neck shall I stand on to make me feel superior, and what will I have out of it? I don't want anything lower than I am. I am low enough already. I want to rise and to push ...
annieli 04/26/2015 33
Hellraisers Journal: Lt Linderfelt, Butcher of Ludlow, Testifies Against John Lawson, Hero of Ludlow
You cannot go at it with kid gloves; you have to get results. -Lieutenant Karl E. Linderfelt ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday April 26, ...
JayRaye 04/26/2015 6
The Failure of Privatization
Sell Yosemite! Dump the Post Office, the prison system, education, Social Security!! Conservatives have been pushing this agenda for decades, insisting that private ownership would increase ...
T C Gibian 04/26/2015 11
I ♥ Democratic Socialism: A teachable moment from an ass backward international trade negotiation
Except increasingly for pseudonymous blogging, much of the left in the U.S. long has been intimidated into keeping its heterodox political economic views to itself. Certainly for all the red-...
Galtisalie 04/26/2015 13
Hellraisers Journal: Family of Tenant Farmers So Poor That They Are Offering to Give Children Away
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sunday ...
JayRaye 04/25/2015 6
Walker's UW Budget Cut - Some Context
Scott Walker's proposed $300 Million cut to the UW System combined with conservatives' complaining about high tuition made me curious about the history of UW funding and the root cause of rising ...
lufthase 04/23/2015 58
Hellraisers Journal: Prosecutor Set to Seek Death Penalty in Trial of Strike Hero John Lawson
Let every miner wear his red bandanna around his neck. It is our uniform. -John R Lawson ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday April 23, 1915 ...
JayRaye 04/23/2015 1
Collective Bargaining Transparency Laws Latest ALEC & State Think Tank Attacks
In Pennsylvania and 8 other states, conservative think tanks in the State Policy Network and ALEC web are pushing "collective bargaining transparency" legislation. These bills would neuter the ...
S Kitchen 04/23/2015 2
What If? Rewriting History--The General Strike that Toppled Reagan
Most of us know about President Reagan crushing the air traffic controllers’ (the PATCO union) strike in 1981, and how most labor unions failed to respond. Next we suffered through the accelerated ...
6412093 04/23/2015 37
Sign Warren's Petition -- So 'We CAN Read This'
On elizabethwarren.com You can't read this by Elizabeth Warren, elizabethwarren.com -- April 22, 2015 Have you seen what’s in the new TPP trade deal? Most likely, you haven’t – and don’t ...
jamess 04/22/2015 99
Hellraisers Journal: E. Gurley Flynn on Women on the Picket Line and Sabotage on the Shop Floor
The IWW has been accused of pushing women to the front. This is not true. Rather, the women have not been kept in back, and so they have naturally moved to the front. -Elizabeth Gurley Flynn ``````
JayRaye 04/22/2015 3
BREAKING/ACTION: Rachel Maddow: House to vote on Fast Track TOMORROW
At the end of Rachel Maddow's discussion about President Obama's interview with Chris Matthews, she announced that the House was going to have its vote on Fast Track *tomorrow.* This is the first I'...
Brown Thrasher 04/21/2015 8
Kossack Emergency: Youffraita needs transportation in PA!
Our long-time community member Youffraita just found out she is getting evicted TOMORROW (Wednesday 4/22) because her apartment has been condemned. I do not have details -- as you might guess, she's ...
belinda ridgewood 04/21/2015 191
New Anti-Warren Smear: She Hates Social Security!
Most publications geared towards Federal employees are pretty honest, straightforward, and trustworthy. Then there's "FedSmith". FedSmith seems to be run by and stuffed with writings from people ...
Phoenix Woman 04/21/2015 13
Hellraisers Journal: Chicago Teamsters Sympathetic Strike May Soon Spread Across the City
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday ...
JayRaye 04/21/2015 8

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