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GUS: Gooooooooooaallll!
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If you are quitting ...
Vacationland 05/06/2015 10
Spotlight on green news & views: Allegheny wind turbines collide with NIMBY, GOP attacks science
See Gwennedd's post Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more ...
Meteor Blades 05/06/2015 14
2015 & They’re Still Swiftboating Dems (But it’s not working - Yet)
Some of you might have noticed the kitchen-sink approach of the GOP operatives and their friends in the press of late. They launch one faux scandal and attack after another at Hillary, Bill, ...
Alegre 05/06/2015 25
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray delays Shell's plan to use port as base for Arctic Drilling
Seattle's Mayor Ed Murray has demanded that the Port of Seattle get a new permit to base Shell Oil's drilling for oil offshore in the Arctic Ocean, a development environmentalists have condemned as ...
Lefty Coaster 05/06/2015 3
America's Dumbest Congressman weighs in on 'Jade Helm'
America's Dumbest Congressman, also known as Texas Rep. ...
Hunter 05/06/2015 119
10 Hours till UK polls open: Who are the SNP (According to Right Wing Newspapers)?
Britain has its own sort of corporate, right wing media. In the UK it's newspapers that tend to be partisan, and broadcasters who tend to be a little more balanced. We often have the opposite here, ...
OllieGarkey 05/06/2015 28
Clinton Cash: The Untold Story Of How Bill And Hillary Help Make Rupert Murdoch Rich
Tuesday saw the official release of Peter Schweizer's latest foray into sloppy and dishonest pseudo-journalism, Clinton Cash. Even before the book hit the shelves it was widely debunked by more ...
News Corpse 05/06/2015 44
Midday open thread: 'festival' of corruption in NY, ADP report hints again at hiring slowdown
Today's comic by Matt Bors is X-Race Specs :
Meteor Blades 05/06/2015 23
Harry Reid joins senators promoting a petition that calls for opposition to 'fast-tracking' TPP
Still not onboard with fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership Under the rubric of "prioritize jobs" Democratic Sens. Tammy Baldwin (WI), Sherrod Brown (OH), Al Franken (MN), ...
Meteor Blades 05/06/2015 28
Meet young Mike Huckabee, who looks a lot like the current version
Now that once-politician and current TV and radio show ...
Hunter 05/06/2015 19
Republicans who cut science budgets are not stupid. They're malicious. Goal: official ignorance
Somebody needs to wipe the climate-change-denying smile off Lamar Smith's mug. The story about Republicans in committee axing big hunks of government science budgets sparked a deluge of social ...
Meteor Blades 05/06/2015 104
Yet another oil train goes off the rails and burns. No injuries reported, but 35 people evacuated
Off the rails in North Dakota. The Department of Transportation predicted last July that there ...
Meteor Blades 05/06/2015 71
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 ...
Hunter 05/06/2015 293
The unbearable dumbness of American as*holery
Fight dumbassery everywhere you see it. We've been way too tolerant.
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/06/2015 278
The Daily Bucket - Lake Chabot Herons, Chickadee fledges
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 05/06/2015 59
Anchorage AK voters trounce Koch-backed homophobe, elect Democratic mayor
This from the Anchorage Daily News: Ethan Berkowitz surged to a decisive win over opponent Amy Demboski in the Anchorage mayoral runoff election Tuesday night. With 98 percent of the vote counted,
Old Redneck 05/06/2015 77
Open thread for night owls: Now comes Trans-Pacific trickle-down
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich writes Trans-Pacific Trickle-Down Economics : Now comes the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s being sold as a way to boost the U.S. economy, expand exports, ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 70
Behind the GOP's bogus Baltimore blame game
If nothing else, today's conservative movement may be the greatest talking point generator in American history. Judging by the conservative choir now singing in unison, the aftermath of the ...
Jon Perr 05/05/2015 10
Riding with Reagan - Part II
When we left our intrepid hero he was somewhere in darkest Texas, asleep at a Loves gas station. The day is long, and the night short. Yesterday he covered one thousand and fifty miles in a variety ...
twigg 05/05/2015 8
Natural Gas Fracking suspected as the source for the persistent Four Corners Methane Plume
Gas fracking has be estimated to release much more methane than previous gas industry claims. The worst offender for Methane releases in the US is probably the natural gas field in the Four Corners ...
Lefty Coaster 05/05/2015 13
My husband and I are being sued for being homosexuals
We've had a good run. We've been together 21 years, 7 of them legally wed. But this is all about to crash and burn around our ears thanks to 66-year-old Sylvia Driskell of Auburn Nebraska. ...
Steven Payne 05/05/2015 602
Two Days to Go til the UK Election: Why there won't be a coalition
The polling is pretty clear. Neither Labour nor the Tories are expected to get an overall majority. Here's the BBC's election projection for tonight: The target is 326 seats. That's how many ...
OllieGarkey 05/05/2015 47
Black Miami Beach Cop who Punched Handcuffed White Woman is Suspended, 2 Years Later
So here we have a woman whose drunken behavior outside of a Miami Beach nightclub condominium was unruly enough sleeping in the lobby caused police to be called and her to be handcuffed and brought ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/05/2015 32
What Really Happened in Garland, Texas?
Texas police now say SWAT team officers were involved in the shooting that left two gunmen dead outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas. Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/05/2015 61
Battle over Iran nuclear review bill by right and ultra right seems ended. Vote expected Thursday
These two guys are moving toward a vote ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 26
Head of Kansas GOP Calls Waitress Who Returned Brownback's Tip "Arrogantly Stupid" and "Ignorant"
If there's one good thing about social media, it's illuminating how much hatred there is in the Republican Party for ordinary Americans, particularly those who question or challenge Republican ...
Dartagnan 05/05/2015 221
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 ...
Hunter 05/05/2015 48
Midday open thread: Top hedge fund managers earn paltry $11bn, Edison's talking dolls still creepy
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Texas takeover :
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 86
Ben Carson gets a passing grade because the audience seemed to like him
And here's your trophy for showing up.
Hunter 05/05/2015 49
Blessed By Christian Terrorism Advocate, Huckabee Joked About Indoctrinating Americans "At Gunpoint"
I'll make this brief, because newly announced presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is not regarded as having much of a shot at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. For one thing, Huckabee carries a ...
Troutfishing 05/05/2015 9
What IS the purpose of David Brooks?
In case you missed it, David Brooks is pimping promoting his latest book in the New York Times today by asking " What Is Your Purpose? " To wit: Every reflective person sooner or later faces ...
xaxnar 05/05/2015 39
Daily Bucket: How Do You Make Little Spiders?...
I was a little surprised to find adult Golden Silk Orb Weaver Spiders during one of my walks this week. I don't usually start seeing them until the middle of May. I suspect the unusually warm April ...
Lenny Flank 05/05/2015 88
Otters: Personal Reminisces and Great Pics
Titled: Sea Otter - Putting His Feet Up Artist: Mark Hobson In many ways I've had a charmed childhood. I grew up in a small village in Wales: Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant, and when I turned 10, my ...
Gwennedd 05/04/2015 74
Farewell, but not exactly goodbye
I am sad, but also excited, to announce that after 11 years I am leaving Daily Kos and joining Raintank , where I will be working on monitoring software and doing devsy-opsy. It's been a long and ...
ct 05/04/2015 115
The Daily Bucket - nesting colony in Belize
I wrote up this bucket of baby birds a week ago after returning from Belize, and then got involved in some personal family "nesting"...my daughter "hatched out" her own nestling on Saturday. It ...
OceanDiver 05/04/2015 100
Prickly Pears and Bluebonnets - Central Texas
johnatx 05/03/2015 18
The Daily Bucket: Oyster Spraying, NW Coast Doings, and Pileated Woodpecker
Seeing no Daily Bucket and itching to post more links I see in my online neighborhood of the NW Coast..here tis. As usual, haha, you don't need my permission to use this as an open thread ...
KenBee 05/03/2015 77
The Daily Bucket: Plant/Herptile Interactions
- Curious about something you saw while walking in the woods? Spot the coolest bug ever? The prettiest flower and butterfly? Stumble on a rock and found a fossil? Or was it? This is the place ...
matching mole 05/02/2015 45
Daily Kos Will be Offline Saturday Morning as We Move Data Centers
On Saturday at 8 AM PT, the tech team will be moving Daily Kos from its current web host to Amazon's Web Services. We'll be taking the site down for an estimated one to three hours while we move our ...
Jason Libsch 05/01/2015 130
The Daily Bucket: Wild Florida--The Southern Black Racer
Florida's tropical habitat makes it well-suited for reptiles and a population center for turtles and snakes. Most of our snakes are secretive and nocturnal, and despite their numbers are not often ...
Lenny Flank 04/30/2015 85
The Daily Bucket: Early Summer Bloomers
- Curious about something you saw while walking in the woods? Spot the coolest bug ever? The prettiest flower and butterfly? Stumble on a rock and found a fossil? Or was it? This is the place to ...
PHScott 04/29/2015 64
The Daily Bucket: The Beach Ecology Around a Tin Rock
I took advantage of a spring minus tide to explore an interesting historical feature along the Bellingham waterfront and to investigate how the intertidal denizens were faring in and around this ...
RonK 04/28/2015 73
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
The Daily Bucket - Titmouse Fledges
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 04/27/2015 53
The Daily Bucket: Texas State Flowers
That's not a typo. Texas has six State flowers, all of them bluebonnets. This is the time of year they begin to weave their carpet of color all across the state. Lupinus ...
FOYI 04/26/2015 93
The Daily Bucket: It's A Small World After All
During a recent walk, I decided to focus my attention on all the little things around me--the life that mostly goes unnoticed by everyone as they walk by... The Daily Bucket is a regular series ...
Lenny Flank 04/25/2015 66
The Daily Bucket--Hallucinating at the Pond
Standin' in the sunlight laughin' Hidin' behind a rainbow's wall Slippin' and a-slidin' All along the waterfall With you, my blue billed duck You my blue billed duck The Backyard Science group ...
6412093 04/24/2015 89
The Daily Bucket - Monterey Bay
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 04/23/2015 41

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