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|[Updated x 2 with Eyewitness Account] Man Rams Car Carrying Child Due to Obama Bumpersticker
We already know how scary it is out there. And it just continues to get worse. Now the lunatics aren't just going after public officials; they're going against anyone who shows support for Democrats.
|Kill the Bill
I originally posted this early one morning in December. I thought it was especially relevant now, so I'm reposting. Apologies if you've already read it. There has been a lot of controversy ...
|Congress: Pass the Startup Visa Act!
In the midst of economic turmoil and millions of people still out of work, Congress has been deliberating how to help create more jobs in the US. The well-known stimulus and jobs bills are great ...
|UK to Introduce Law Preventing Photography of Law Enforcement
Though I'm an American, I care about the freedoms of everyone worldwide. And furthermore, as an amateur photographer, I have a particularly acute awareness of how challenging it can be for ...
|Fox News Asks: What Are Tea Parties All About?
I apologize for the rather short format of this diary, but this was honestly too good to pass up. The Fox News website has a poll up asking "What Do You Think Tea Party Movement Is About?" I couldn'...
|Kill the Bill
There has been a lot of controversy and arguments about the President's efforts at getting this bill passed to help protect Americans. The bill started with the best intentions in mind, as they all ...
|On the AP's Report about Climate Emails...
This morning, the Associated Press released findings after doing a detailed analysis of the emails stolen by hackers that ...
|Breaking: Mark Sanford facing impeachment
This is news that's developing about Republican governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, as ...
|Whoa. Grayson strikes again. [Updated with full speech.]
Alan Grayson has quickly turned into Republican enemy #1. Why? Because he's willing to state the truth. His latest speech has my jaw hitting the floor however. This is incredible.
I was trying to think of a clever title, a good way to draw readers in with a cute little pun or some sort of metaphor, and to be honest, I just couldn't this time around. We've seen the ...
|Their own damn son.
I named my diary as such because it's going to be a topic I had not ever wanted or planned to write about: the whole balloon boy catastrofuck. So, to the surprise of probably few people, the ...
|The Gang of 1%
As you probably all know, Senator Max Baucus of Montana, has taken the center stage in the struggle for health care reform. One reason he's focused upon so much is because his Finance Committee ...
|Hubble Telescope just too controversial?
(Intro changed for snark too subtle.) You may have heard that a movie is being kept from the US market because discussions about Darwin and the origin of life are just too controversial. But ...
|My Definition of a Bad Day
This is more of a rant than anything, and so for that I apologize. But please indulge me. I got up this morning as usual, hopped in the shower, went down to catch my bus, and stopped off first at ...
|The Uterus Tax
There are lots of abhorrent policies that health insurance companies have enacted to try to make the most profit and dole out the least amount of health care that they can. We're probably all ...
|Axelrod: Obama Considering Major Health Speech
"We're entering a new season... it's time to get this done." Such are the words that Obama's strategist David Axelrod used while confirming to CNN that President Obama is considering a major address ...
|When they say "Evacuate," Evacuate!
I guess consider this diary more of a PSA than anything else. As you probably know, there are wildfires raging throughout California, particularly in the south near Los Angeles.
|Big Oil Taking After Insurance Companies; Astroturfing
As if we needed any more reasons to win the health-care fight. The New York Times is reporting that "Big Oil" (yes, it even calls it that) has begun copying some of the same tactics as the ...
|Breaking: BART Union to Strike Monday
This is big news for anyone living in the San Francisco Bay Area. A BART union representing train operators, station agents, and power workers, has announced that it plans to go on strike midnight ...
|Another Health-Care Hoax, Now Medicare?
Once every few months, I get an email forward to me from my fairly conservative aunt, a retired woman who I've clashed with a few times in the past. I think by now we know we can't change each other'...
|Health Care Myths Debunked
If you're like many people, you may find yourself on some unpleasant email lists in which nasty, incorrect right-wing emails are forwarded under the guise of fact. Far too often, these go ...
|Kucinich, Health Care, and the Reality-Based Community.
You may have read Dennis Kucinich's recommended diary about his amendment to the health care bill that would ...
|Glenn Beck Has Lost It (Even More, I Mean)
Glenn Beck seems to be a vast repository of crazy, the likes of which I don't know if I've seen on any major form of media ever. Sure, you have Rush and BillO and Sean Hannity, but those guys are ...
|CA High-Speed Rail Extended to Vegas! Er... wait...
You probably know that one of the big infrastructure development projects that's been pushed by President Obama has been high-speed rail. In fact, there are billions of dollars ready to be spent ...
|CA Lawmakers: Don't Mess with Our Hi-Speed Rail!
I'm a resident of San Francisco, California. I love living here. California is a great state, with so much that helps to define it and helps to give it its "Californiaish" qualities. Other contests ...
|I'm OUTRAGED at Sarah Palin
I'm filled with an absolutely righteous, not-at-all fake opportunist outrage at Alaska's Governor, Sarah Palin. I'm so filled with anger and outrage and disgust and outrage, that I don't even know ...
|Of Tuna Sandwiches and Revolutions
A few months ago, the Daily Kos front-page editor Scout Finch wrote a diary about ...
|Millions to lose TV Signal in 5 Days
On June 12, approximately 1,000 television broadcasters will turn off their analog signals once and for all as part of the switchover to digital (DTV). This deadline was pushed back once at ...
|Hat Tip to Nevada
In the midst of all the news and Prop-8 aftermath, I just wanted to make sure that this particular bit of news wasn't lost in the shuffle. The Nevada state legislature has voted to approve same-sex ...
|"Fundamental constitutional right," "Basic civil right"
The title from this diary is a direct quote from the majority decision (pdf) written by California Supreme Court Chief Justice ...
|$11M in Stimulus Money to Improve Rick Perry's House
You've gotta hand it to Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry. Over the past few months, he's managed to better than anyone else, manage to show just what a stunning hypocrite he really is. But the ...
|John Edwards' Staff had "Doomsday" Strategy?
So this is some interesting, if moot, news that was reported on "This Week" with George Stephanapolous via ...
Last week, the biggest news that was on everyone's mind was the outbreak of a new type of influenza, the Swine Flu, now called more formally the H1N1 Virus. This virus was traced back to Mexico, ...
|Breaking: Sebelius to be Approved Today for HHS
In the midst of global worry about the Swine Flu outbreak, which has now spread as far as New Zealand, and is now responsible for at least 149 deaths, it now appears that the Senate will approve ...
|Breaking: More Video of Obama & Chavez Surfaces
New video of a behind-the-scenes meeting between Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez has surfaced. While there's no audio, it does provide a bit of a contrast with the still images we've seen and the ...
|"They're going to jump anyway, and you can't stop them."
I'd like to start this diary by asking you, the reader, to participate in a little exercise. Please indulge me on this one. I'd like you to try and envision in your mind the city of San Francisco. ...
|Ashton Kutcher Makes a Point
Alright, don't laugh too hard or flame me, but this diary is about two things that many in this community may not be particularly fond of: Ashton Kutcher and Twitter. But regardless of what you may ...
|Iran Willing to Talk: Obama's Foreign Policy Working
One of the biggest foreign policy challenges today, as many of you know, is dealing with the country of Iran. Over the past few decades, there's been hostile rhetoric both ways, and not so much in ...
|Did Sarah Palin Throw Bobby Jindal Under the Bus?
On Saturday, I wrote a diary about volcano monitoring. In the comments, a couple people pointed out ...
|"Something called 'volcano monitoring'"
Oh Bobby Jindal, how much joy and entertainment you've given us recently. I'm referring most specifically to the address in which you tried to criticize President Obama's economic stimulus by ...
|Zimbabwe Officials Using Torture, Abduction to Gain Amnesty
I've done a number of diaries on the wretched state of the African nation of Zimbabwe. My most recent is about the death of Susan Tsvangirai, wife of the newly sworn in Prime Minister, Morgan ...
|Geithner Leading by Example
Alright, there's been a lot of discussion here and in the political arena in general about the merits of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's plans on handling the economy. But as we learned with the ...
|Breaking: India has "proof" of Pakistan involvement in Mumbai attacks
This one goes into the "Yeah, like we need another international crisis" file. India's government is now claiming to have substantial, overwhelming evidence that the Pakistani government was ...
|Help for Homeowners is Here!
So, as you probably know, a couple weeks ago, President Obama signed into law a bill offering relief to homeowners. The legislation generally offered incentives to banks to help the homeowners if ...
|5 Irreverant and Irrelevant Videos (Smile, or ELSE...)
Alright folks, here's the deal. There's a lot of frustration and anger to go around. One of the things that puts a smile on my face from time to time is when one of my friends IMs me a link to a ...
|Screw Twitter!! (Or something.)
Well, Scout Finch just posted a front page article about the "Twitterati" and this seemingly novel form of communication. ...
|National Security Means Secrecy... Except for Lobbyists
Yesterday, I wrote a diary about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), whose details are being presently worked ...
|Obama Classifies Copyright Treaty as "National Security"
Here's some bad news being reported today from CNET. Despite pledges from the Obama administration about greater transparency and the ...
|GOP, Please Hire Me!!
Dear Republican Party, I know I've said some stuff I shouldn't have in the past. I might have called you some things I shouldn't have, donated money to people I should have, and volunteered for ...
|UK Government Trying to Kill Net Neutrality
Ah, here we go again. Once again, the concept of Net Neutrality is under siege, this time in the UK, where its government is trying to eliminate it from a EU Telecoms Regulation Package. Telecoms ...
|PM Morgan Tsvangirai and Wife in Accident; Wife Killed
Sad news from Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai and his wife were in a traffic accident today. Morgan was injured, but his wife was killed. This is an absolute tragedy. But it also raises an ...
|Thank You, California!
This diary originally started as a comment to another diary which I shall not link to. That diary pointed out some of the budget problems facing our state, and there's no doubt, we do have some ...
|ND House Passes Abortion Ban
The State House of Representatives in North Dakota today passed a bill that would effectively outlaw all abortions within the state. It has yet to pass the state Senate, but it's looking like it ...
|Michele Bachmann is back at it...
One of the disappointing elections in November was the MN-06 Congressional race. That's because Michele Bachmann, a certifiable wingnut, somehow was re-elected after being one of the looniest people ...
|NYT: 59% of our "Center-Right" Nation Wants Govt. Healthcare
Promoted by DemFromCT (minor editing for appearance.) Some great info in here. Yep, those crazy liberal hippies at the New York Times have conducted yet another research poll with CBS News.
|Rudy Giulani defends excessive Wall Street compensation
And now, for a story to help permanently bury Rudy Giuliani's ambitions down the road. By now, you've probably all heard about Senator Claire McCaskill'...
|More cutbacks: Starbucks, USPS, and Boeing
Dammit, why is it so much easier to write sad stories than good ones these days? There's been another drop in the well of the economic disaster today. Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in America,
|Internet Assaulted by DDoS Attack
I reported earlier today that there had been some major issues affecting the DNS system on the Internet. To recap, the ...
|Major DNS Issues Across Internet Today
Sorry for the relatively short diary, but this is pretty important, and no one is quite sure of the cause yet. There are major problems on the Internet today, specifically with the DNS system. DNS ...
|Breaking: Circuit City to Liquidate Remaining Stores
Circuit City, the second largest electronics chain in the United States, is going to be liquidating the rest of its stores after it failed to find a buyer. All its remaining stores will be shut down,
|Sacrificing Our Ethics
In the last few days, I've been flabbergasted by some of what I've been reading on here regarding Roland Burris. It seems like a good number of people around here want him seated. That absolutely ...
Please forgive me, but this is my first meta-diary on the site. And I'm writing it in response to some of the postings I've seen on this site from kos and others. Some recent postings have made me ...
|The PR Battle for EFCA Begins
I was paging through my copy of the New York Times today and discovered a full-page ad by a 501(c)(3) group called "The Center for Union Facts." The group, ...
|The Saddest Photos You Will See Today
Yesterday I wrote a diary about the tragedy that is unfolding in the crumbling nation of Zimbabwe. Today, the New York ...
|Crisis in Zimbabwe
Things just keep spiraling further and further out of control in the African nation of Zimbabwe. This year, it's gone through a violent sham of an election, an economic crisis that led to ...
|Canadian Wal-Mart Workers Win Unionization
This is good news for employees at one Wal-Mart store in Saskatchewan, Canada. After nearly five years of legal wrangling and stall tactics by Wal-Mart, employees of this store have successfully ...
|Breaking: Tribune Co. Files for Bankruptcy
The Tribune Company, which owns the Chicago Tribune, as well as the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Cubs, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
|Bailout "Investments" Lose 1/3 of Value in 1 Month
This story comes from the category: "Is anyone surprised?" Well, numbers have been released and analyzed that have shown the value of investments on behalf of American taxpayers as part of the ...
|"I thought you would torture me, and when you didn't, I decided to cooperate"
The Washington Post ran an op-ed piece about torture and interrogations written by someone who knows the subject well. Matthew Alexander, the pseudonym for an Air Force pilot turned ...
|Obama Details Economic Plan for Job Growth
Barack Obama just released his weekly address in which he outlines the plan to save or create 2.5 million jobs by 2011. Video and more details, after the jump.
|Obama Announces Treasury Sec: Stocks Rally
Presidents don't have full control over the economy. They do, however, have the capacity to sometimes inspire confidence in their leadership, which can have a very direct impact on the state of the ...
Yep, that's right. I think it's time to launch a site in reverence of the fine Mormons that are being converted posthumously to homosexuality. Read on, for details...
|Prop 8 Protest Photo-Diary
As a gay guy living in San Francisco, I have to say that the election was especially bittersweet. I had volunteered for both Barack Obama as well as the No On 8 campaign, so it felt like a punch to ...
|The Obama Podcast
One of the lingering questions after the election is this: How do we keep people interested in politics, particularly younger voters? Well, the Obama camp.. er.. administration is doing a pretty ...
|Obama Administration Update: Day -76
Wow. We won. There's going to be a President Barack Obama in the White House. Wow. So now what? We've shown over the last few years what a powerful community we can be along with the rest of the ...
|Election Day Weather Preview: Battleground Rain!
Alright, this is it. In little more than 24 hours, this election will be over. It's up to us to make sure that we help make sure everyone votes. One of the ways we can do that is to make sure people ...
|My Favorite Endorsement Yet
I have subscriptions to both the New York Times and the Economist. It was no surprise that the NYT would come out in favor of Barack Obama, which they did recently. However, one endorsement I was ...
|Election Day Weather Roundup
So, can you believe it? Election Day is right around the corner! Among other things, that means that the weather forecasts for Election Day are already being made. I don't need to remind you how ...
|NYT: Rationale for Bailout is a Lie
I'm not sure how I missed this story in the New York Times, which was published on ...
|Will Ferrell as Bush + Tina Fey as Palin = Awesome!
Sorry if this has already been posted, but a cursory glance over current diaries didn't show anything. So there was another SNL Thursday special today (NBC is milking this election for all it's ...
|Texas State House: Race Baiting at its Worst
I like to post positive stories; you know, the ones where everyone in the comments writes about how happy the story made them and all that. But unfortunately, this story is not one of those. This ...
|[Update 2] Michele Bachmann Exposed
So the Friday appearance of Michele Bachmann on MSNBC's Hardball helped to publicize her disgusting far-right views and ...
|BarackObama.com Launches Tax Calculator
Tired of hearing about how Barack Obama is going to raise your taxes cause he's an evil tax-and-spend liberal? Well, apparently so is his campaign, which is why they just launched their own tax ...
|St. Louis Post-Dispatch Endorses Obama
Well, now's about the time we're going to see a lot of newspaper editorial boards' endorsements for the 2008 election. We've already seen a few very positive endorsements for Barack Obama, and now ...
|Update 17: Trooopergate Findings Released! Palin Abused Powers! Now w/text version, and excerpts!
I've OCRed the original report into text which is searchable, and which you can copy/paste. That document can be downloaded ...
|Better Know the Ballot: S.F. Measure R (Bush Sewage Plant)
Welcome to another edition of Better Know the Ballot. Yesterday, we took a very serious look at California's Proposition 8. I thought it'd be good to lighten the mood by looking at a local San ...
|CA Prop 8 (To Ban Gay Marriage) [It's gaining support!]
Welcome to the latest installment of Better Know the Ballot. Today, we're looking at what I consider to be the most important initiative on the ballot: Proposition 8.
|NC Racism: Let's Make Them Famous!
You might have missed this story, as it was posted last night, but on NC's Diary , he covered a story about a business in ...
|Better Know the Ballot: CA Prop. 5 (Rehab for Nonviolent Drug Offenders)
Welcome to another edition of Better Know the Ballot. Just in case you've missed the previous editions, Better Know the Ballot is a series of diaries in which I take a look at initiatives and ...
|Post-Debate Armchair Quarterbacking
So, the debate's over. I thought Joe Biden did pretty well, but since there's going to be inevitable armchair quarterbacking, I decided to take my best shot at doing the same. My full analysis ...
|Better Know the Ballot: CA Proposition 4 (Parental Notification) [w/poll]
Welcome to the third issue of "Better Know the Ballot." For those who are unfamiliar with the series, I take a look at a ballot initiative and give you the official analysis and description, ...
|Late Night Yard Sign Diary
Hey all. Just in case you didn't see 5 Oclock Shadow's awesome diary, McCain/Palin ...
|Gallup Daily: Obama 50, McCain 42 [and call to action!]
Wow, Obama has opened up an 8 point lead! Details and analysis below...
|Better Know the Ballot: CA Proposition 1A [w/poll]
Welcome back to another installment of "Better Know the Ballot." In case you missed my first one , Better Know the Ballot ...
|Better Know the Ballot: CA Proposition 2 [w/poll]
While the Presidential election is getting most of the attention these days, I thought it might be a good idea to start looking at some of the other stuff that will be on ballots across the country.
|Palin's Pastor Problem [w/video]
Well, a video of Pastor Thomas Muthee blessing Sarah Palin has come out on the Internet. Just in case you didn't know about him, he's the guy who got his clerical career started by "finding a witch"
|Update 4: Rep. Marcy Kaptur: "Let's Play Wall Street Bailout" [w/video & link to bill]
While browsing the comments on another financial-crisis related story on Dkos, I saw a video of Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09) deliver a fiery speech in which she absolutely tears Wall Street and the ...
|Pardon My Seething Rage, but...
It's obvious by now that the bailout will not be stopped. It's just in the details now. Will there be any oversight and transparency? Will executive pay be limited? Will there be any foreclosure ...
|Obama Steps Up: The Seven Point Plan [Update w/Official Obama Release & Poll]
In a rally today in Charlotte, Barack Obama laid out his thoughts on the bailout. His support for the bailout was not unconditional. This, of course, is a great thing. It'd be much harder to get ...
As you all know by now, the Fed has agreed to take extraordinary measures to try and save the faltering economy. It is buying up hundreds of billions of dollars worth of bad debt. That figure might ...
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