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|A constitutional amendment is the only solution to our fraudulent politics
Does ‘we the people’ matter anymore? Will it always be pay to play for the foreseeable future? Will we ever get our country back? Not the tea party type ‘get our country back’ but actually ...
|I can find no evidence of the Baltimore Sun's "Purge" Claim from Monday
The Baltimore Sun made the following claim about the riots on Monday: The incident stemmed from a flier that circulated widely among city school students via social media about a “purge” to ...
|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 ...
|Ted Cruz goes full Black Helicopter over Jade Helm 15
I love me the Black Helicopter alien autopsy crowd. It helps me feel so ... normal. Anyway that's what I tell the voices ... voices I keep hearing: "Go to tupperware parties .. Jimmy Hoffa is ...
|D.L. Hughley embarrasses GOP neocon on Real Time w/ Bill Maher||Egberto Willies||05/02/2015||56|
|Baltimore police commish knew Freddie Gray's death was a crime--here's why
For all the kicking and screaming that the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police directed at Marilyn Mosby today after six of their brothers were indicted for their role in the death of Freddie Gray, ...
|Christian Dem in NC||05/01/2015||12|
|Had you ever even heard of police doing rough rides before Freddie Gray? They're everywhere.
Freddie Gray being loaded into a van by Baltimore Police On April 12th, six Baltimore police officers assaulted Freddie Gray and took him on something I'll admit I've never heard of ...
|Beyond Baltimore and Freddie Gray: How Race Riots and Theft Made White America
Baltimore’s young people responded to the police theft of Freddie Gray’s life with protests that eventually grew into a spasm of violence. While the direct motivator, Gray’s death is not the ...
|White Detroit prosecutor states that Baltimore Police should literally shoot Freddie Gray protestors
The actual Facebook post by a prosecutor in Detroit American ugliness is a real thing and it's dangerous. The Assistant Prosecutor of Detroit, Teana Walsh,
|Updated route of Baltimore Police van proves they were deliberately off course with Freddie Gray
Freddie Gray being loaded into the Baltimore Police Van. Again, because the Baltimore Police refuse to release any real statements from the officers involved in the April 12th arrest and April 19th ...
|Chairman of Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee says private equity will not fix problem
Yesterday afternoon, I heard this stunning interview with Anirban Basu, CEO of Sage Policy Group and Chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee. In the interview, Mr. Basu said ...
|Scotland Rising: If you think the Republican wave in 2010 was big...
The polls open UK wide in one week. But the most interesting part of the election is happening in Scotland. Here's a map of Scotland in 2010 along with the most recent Polling projections for ...
|Rand Paul's advisers explain to him why joking about riots might be bad
And just think, it's only April. Of 2015.
|She's overseeing Freddie Gray case; both parents, grandfather, 2 aunts, 3 uncles are police officers
Marilyn Mosby 5/1 UPDATE: Marilyn Mosby just charged all six officers with crimes ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. I seriously doubted that someone with such deep ties ...
|Self-publishing 101: How and why to copyright your book
I just received my official copyright notice so I thought I'd take a minute today to talk about copyrighting. The process itself is relatively easy but some of the questions along the way were a ...
|Mike Huckabee: Supreme Court 'cannot overrule God'
American Taliban It's the ...
|Ted Cruz says Barack Obama has 'inflamed racial tensions'
Makes Sarah Palin look like an intellectual.
|The history of Riots in Baltimore
One of the things that really stuck out in Monday's reporting on the unrest in Baltimore was a statement by Daryll DeSousa, the chief of patrol. He said in a press briefing that Baltimore was ...
|A complete takedown of the lies spread by the Baltimore PD and Washington Post on Freddie Gray
It was only a two-minute drive between the police station and where Freddie Gray was arrested. Why, then, did it take 30 minutes? So many egregious ...
|Waiting for Good Dough: Wisconsin Budget Process Put on Hold
Wisconsin Budget Committee Waits for New Revenue Estimates, Despite Other Options The Wisconsin budget process came to a halt this week, and the surprising hiatus in Joint Finance Committee ...
|WI Budget Project||04/30/2015||2|
|Wingnut xenophobe's "expert" gets taken down as racist twit -- ZING!
The House Republicans, led by Steven King (R-Paint Huffing) to denounce their Number One Enemy, babies , or at least, the wrong colored ones anyway. Now, a baby doesn't have much except the love of ...
|Wisconsin Governor Walker Failures Not Evidence of a “Style” Problem
(Wisconsinites see much deeper deficits. The Press has a duty to broadcast these to the nation.) A recent puff-piece suggested Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the white-bread Republican ...
|Texas Republican ties gay marriage to Baltimore riots
Oh no, the horror. And so on.
|"In any place that there's tension with police officers, there's abject poverty."
Chuck Canterbury, President of the Fraternal Order of Police, on NPR yesterday : I think the tensions are there in a lot of areas, and I think there's one common denominator. In any place that ...
|As with Mike Brown, conservatives feel the need to lie about the life and death of Freddie Gray
Freddie Gray in the hospital after surgeries attempting to save his life Exactly what is it about being conservative that makes one want to lie about young black men who have been killed by police?
|Clean-up, curfew and more from Baltimore||Hunter||04/28/2015||22|
|Georgia man has life destroyed by social worker falsely saying he attacked her
Many of you know that nine years ago, my ex-wife falsely accused me of making a girl watch X-rated movies and threatening to beat her up if she told anyone about it. So when I found out about a ...
|Christian Dem in NC||04/28/2015||39|
|Appetite For Blather: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
You have no one but you to blame if you cannot hear the sky. When the air is jelled and cloying, the phone book will not open. Soil packs too hard for fingernails, too soft for pails and shovels. ...
|Rand Paul passed through Baltimore: 'I'm glad the train didn't stop'
Oh, he's so funny . Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) weighed in on the turmoil in Baltimore on Tuesday,
|Hey Martha Raddatz, (SKW) Scott Walker has the answer!!Would you ask??
Undeclared Presidential Candidate Scott Walker has claimed a "Partisan Witch Hunt" in relation to the past and present John Doe Investigations. SKW has spent Hundreds of Thousands of $$ in his ...
|Dear White America: Please Stop Talking About Martin Luther King Jr. and the Baltimore 'Riots'
Freddie Gray was killed by Baltimore's police. Baltimore's ghetto youthocracy responded with protests and an exhalation of random street violence. The killing of Freddie Gray, an unarmed black man ...
|Sen. Ted Cruz: 'Liberal fascism' is going after American Christians
I really have nothing to say here. The ...
|Rand Paul says overthrowing Hussein was a 'mistake'
I really wonder whether the Republican base can ...
|Powerful video interview of Crips and Bloods disputing claims of the Baltimore police
Bloods and Crips uniting and disputing the claims of the Baltimore Police Yesterday, immediately after the funeral of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Police Department released an ...
|WIGOP Legislator Dangerously Close to Doing Something Good
First-term Assembly Rep. Romaine Quinn (R-Rice lake) took his first substantive policy stand in Madison last week, and --at least on the surface-- it seems not terrible . Quinn wants to spare the ...
|Scott Walker's campaign plan: Find a sugar-daddy donor and don't gaffe too hard on policy
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker knows he's outmatched ...
|Wisconsin Police Association puts up billboard featuring officer who shot two people in 10 days
Too soon? Officer Pablo Torres may yet face charges. Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer Pablo Torres was involved in two shootings in only 10 days. One involved a mentally distressed veteran who was ...
|Scott Walker complains about 'political witch hunt'; Republican prosecutor fires back
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) It takes some chutzpah to run for president ...
|❁ petals of fury - vengence of the tiny flowers of riverside park ❁
|Japan laps US with new high speed train
In the United States the definition of high-speed rail ranges from 90 mph to 150 mph. The average speed of the the fastest train currently running in the United States, the ...
|Mark E Andersen||04/26/2015||169|
|Beethoven Mushroom Soup Sonata
For this recipe, you will need: 1 precisely-tuned concert grand piano 1 Daniel Barenboim (The first two ingredients may be substituted with any Barenboim recording that includes Beethoven/...
|Kinnickinnic River Photos Part II.
Not all is politics. When I'm not working, or being a political geek, I like getting outdoors, taking photos, running. But sometimes the political and the personal intersect. There are some, today, ...
|Democratic member of budget conference vows to protect the safety net
Rep. Gwen Moore House and Senate conferees are meeting to reconcile the two chambers' budgets, and one Democratic member, Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
|Reflections - The Kinnickinnic River, River Falls, WI Photo diary
The South Fork of the Kinni - in the University of Wisconsin - River Falls campus. It's a gorgeous day here in Wisconsin, and I'm off to enjoy the outdoors. About a month ago, I took my camera ...
|Walker keeps sliding in Wisconsin now, and for 2016
You may have read about our fair Governor's approval tanking in another poll over the last week, but you may not realize how bad those numbers really are. When you take a bit of a closer look, it's ...
|Jake formerly of the LP||04/25/2015||12|
|Scott Walker's scary plan for your water
From Gov. Walker's Friday "E-Update": As a part of our trade mission, The Water Council, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), and Veolia, an international water company based in ...
|Scott Walker Claims He Will Start Paying for His Own Security Costs During Campaign Visits
Running a non-stop Presidential ...
|Scott Walker and Chris Christie show off the GOP's job-creation chops
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Republicans have been itching to show how much better ...
|Confronted with his awful record, Scott Walker blames non-existent Democrats
Trolling for support from neighboring Republicans, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this week made another of his interminable presidential campaign stops (he hasn't yet formally declared, but for months ...
|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 ...
|Scott Walker: Mobilizing Resentment
It’s early in the Republican presidential primary process, but at this point former Florida governor Jeb Bush is a slight favorite. However, the latest CNN/ORC poll indicates that Wisconsin ...
|Is the RW screwing with the Democratic Party of WI chair election?
Update 5 pm CST 4/23/2015 - See my update at the end of the diary. This issue has gone to the highest level of the DPW. Other delegates have reported receiving this phone poll, and we have an ...
|Scott Walker Admin fires scientists, hides taxpayer costs
Two stories that broke this afternoon show just how low-class the Scott Walker administration has become. The first you've probably heard of already, and involves 57 employees of the Department of ...
|Jake formerly of the LP||04/22/2015||6|
|Walker Chooses Earth Day to Fire Half of DNR Scientists
In 2011, Scott Walker famously declared, "We're broke," and used that as cover to make the biggest cut to education in state history and make historic cuts to everything else-- including the ...
|Zillionaire Republican senator: Students taking longer to graduate because 'college is a lot of fun'
Ron Johnson (in stupid hat) having "a lot of fun" at a tailgate Freshman Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is one of the most vulnerable Republicans seeking re-election next year. He's also one of the ...
|The Koch Bros draft Scott Walker
Look out everyone the nation’s billion duo The Koch Brothers have found their Pinocchio for the 2016 Presidential cycle and his name is Scott Walker the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Scott ...
|Wisconsin Residents Oppose Budget Cuts that Would Damage Wisconsin’s Schools and Universities
The damaging budget cuts proposed by Governor Walker have very little support among Wisconsin residents, a new poll from Marquette University shows. People in Wisconsin are particularly opposed to ...
|WI Budget Project||04/21/2015||8|
|It's official: Koch brothers "signal support for Scott Walker"
While Mr. Walker continues the process of dismantling the state of Wisconsin , and while my fellow Wisconsinites are starting to come to their senses and driving down his approval ratings , Walker ...
|Scott Walker's administration walks back attack on Wisconsin family planning clinics
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Last August, Scott Walker's administration ...
|Happy Ben Masel Day everybody!
Note: Please forgive the re-post but in this case it seems appropriate. Madison, Wisconsin has designated April 20, Ben Masel Day in honor of our friend and compatriot who was so well known and ...
|One Pissed Off Liberal||04/20/2015||43|
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