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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 9
America's Dumbest Congressman weighs in on 'Jade Helm'
America's Dumbest Congressman, also known as Texas Rep. ...
Hunter 05/06/2015 94
After justifying 97% of its own police shootings, Palm Beach County seeks independent review board
Dontrell Stephens being shot in the back by a Palm Beach County officer In Palm Beach County, Florida, police, according to their own investigations of themselves, can do no wrong whatsoever. No ...
Shaun King 05/06/2015 3
KOSacks and the Orange Cloud: Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Have you ever sat looking at clouds with a group of people, calling out what the shapes look like to you, and everyone sees something different in the same cloud? Apparently KOSacks have the same ...
state of confusion 05/06/2015 12
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 43
Duke Energy wants a breather from all of these coal ash lawsuits
Crystal clear ashy water. Duke Energy, most recently known for ...
Walter Einenkel 05/06/2015 5
Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Break Up the Big Banks
From senate.sanders.gov : Bernie Sanders on Wednesday introduced legislation to break up the nation’s biggest banks in order to safeguard the economy and prevent another costly taxpayer bailout.
ericlewis0 05/06/2015 117
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 17
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 86
Why is Texas Miffed about the US Military's Activity There? (Image)
The original can be seen on and shared via The Why? Movement 's Facebook page by clicking ...
TheWhyMovement 05/06/2015 2
Republican Logic and Party Platform Planks, 2016
Put a conservative back in the White House and here is what we will do to take back this country for you, the people. This agenda will restore the proud dignity of our governmental institutions and ...
Wilburhorse 05/06/2015 2
Flat Duo Jets
Flat Duo Jets was an American psychobilly band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Athens, Georgia. They were a major influence on several bands of the 1990s and 2000s, including The White Stripes.
NCTim 05/06/2015 5
Signs and Portents
Since the beginning of the month, I have been confronted by several things that I feel can presage greater events.
The Wanderer 05/06/2015 5
Just A Poll: No, I'm Not Trolling...
I know I should get away from doing these polls and get to actually writing something of value, but...they're just fun. But, if you have seen my other polls so far, the same disclaimer applies: ...
pierre9045 05/06/2015 26
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 68
Boehner and pals: 'Obamacare will destroy the economy,' except it didn't
The law Republicans said would ...
kos 05/06/2015 77
Republicans passed their budget. Now what services will they actually cut?
Will Republicans cut Pell Grants and saddle students with more debt? Congressional Republicans have passed a budget. Now the real fight starts. The budget is a statement of priorities, but how much ...
Laura Clawson 05/06/2015 3
Baltimore mayor requests a full-scale DOJ investigation into the Baltimore Police Department
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
Shaun King 05/06/2015 36
BREAKING: Obama To Promise TPP Will Cure Cancer, End Obesity--Cuz Korea Deal Obliterates Job Claims
It must be an interesting conversation to behold between the president and his people who are desperately trying to figure out how to prop up this piece of crap called the Trans Pacific Partnership. ...
Tasini 05/06/2015 17
Six debates is fair, but the DNC isn't off the hook
kos 05/06/2015 104
Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... Texas Health
RH Reality Check's Andrea Grimes joins us at 11:30 ET talkin' Texas Repro Health Issues. Click Here to Join our Live Chat 11am to Noon ET to add your 2¢ to the Show convo. Or, Tweet us with your ...
winkk 05/06/2015 1
Religion 101: Mystical Experiences
One of the common features found in many—and perhaps most—religious traditions is the mystical experience in which the realities of time and space are suspended and there are feelings of awe and ...
Ojibwa 05/06/2015 20
Mama Do You Know Me ?
After a series of almost undetectable mini-strokes, and an ongoing struggle with breast cancer, Mama developed a mild Dementia. Some days were better than others. But each and every day was a Life'...
Leah Sellers 05/06/2015 2
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 285
Surreal Simon & Doo Wop Dada
ceci n'est pas une ...
enhydra lutris 05/06/2015 3
New evidence shows the arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson was based on lies
UVA Student Martese Johnson Arrested and assaulted by Virginia law enforcement, UVA honors student Martese Johnson will soon have his day in ...
Shaun King 05/06/2015 42
Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa!"
It's "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays" on The After Show. We were going to call it "Germanic Mercury" but you know what they say, if you have to explain a joke, yada yada ya. ...
justiceputnam 05/06/2015 1
Connect! Unite! Act! NYC, Dallas, Seattle & EPIC Glacier Park Event Info — WHAT IF...?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Angie in WA State 05/06/2015 62
Cartoon: X-Race Specs
Matt Bors 05/06/2015 10
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 56
Just Another Poll: Imagine, If You Will...
So earlier today I posted a bit of a tragicomic poll , meant to bring people to grips with some dark thoughts. So to bring things full circle, I thought I would try one more thought experiment. ...
pierre9045 05/05/2015 8
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
Top Comments: Cinco de Mayo Edition
::Pours margaritas for everyone here at Top Comments tonight:: It's Cinco de Mayo ! What does that mean other than we all drink tequila and eat tacos? Follow me below the orange burrito after a ...
brillig 05/05/2015 56
Your favorite dance songs
Its been a long time since I've done a music based diary, so I thought I was due one tonight, In this diary I post some of my favorite dance songs of all time, and hope that you post some of yours ...
BFSkinner 05/05/2015 87
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/5/2015: Animals In War Memorial
Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically. ~ Rabindranath ...
belinda ridgewood 05/05/2015 134
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
A friend of mine released an album - reminds me of Robert Reich meets Steinbeck meets Woody Guthrie
A friend of mine recently released an album - he's done about 60 in the last 20 years, but what struck me about his new release is how populist and relevant it feels to the present day. His name ...
whiskeytown 05/05/2015 4
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 31
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 1st Tuesday--Absorbing a Loss
My mother and our friend at my husband's and my wedding. As is often the case, I've composed a poem about what has been uppermost in my mind lately, having attended the memorial service for a ...
Kit RMP 05/05/2015 14
Ghosts: Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015 5
Black Kos, Tuesday Chile
(Some) white folks haven't changed in over 40 years.* (Image courtesy of The Center of the Study of Political Graphics. Cartoonist is possibly Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black ...
Black Kos 05/05/2015 117
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
Why Tamir Rice has not yet been buried six months after being shot and killed by Cleveland police
Tamir in a photo taken in the month before he was shot and killed by Cleveland police Shot and killed by Officer Timothy Loehmann of the Cleveland ...
Shaun King 05/05/2015 126
Obama is a step closer to expanding overtime, but for how many American workers?
The Labor Department ...
Laura Clawson 05/05/2015 4
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
GOP leadership cedes fight on Obama's immigration actions after bungling DHS funding showdown
Republicans took a licking last time they tried to defund President Obama's ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/05/2015 11
How race plays an ugly role in the drastic underfunding of sickle cell research and advocacy
Did you know that sickle cell anemia is the single most common life-threatening genetic disease in the United States? I sure didn't. Over 100,000 Americans suffer from sickle cell disease and it ...
Shaun King 05/05/2015 6
A Kossack Needs a Little Help
There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena . So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015 125
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
Muddy Waters
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known by his stage name Muddy Waters , was an American blues musician. He is often considered the "father of modern Chicago blues". Muddy ...
NCTim 05/05/2015 15
Just a Poll: This May Be Too Macabre A Question, But...
I don't want to traumatize anyone here by the grotesque imaginings this question is about to unleash. But, if you feel you have the fortitude, proceed to the poll question.
pierre9045 05/05/2015 74
Cartoon - The Crazies' Fight Against Racism
Check out the website. There's a column there and an exclusive cartoon for another publication I can't share here. Claytoonz . Follow me on Twitter .
claytoonz 05/05/2015 1
Appeals court panel casts doubt on Arizona sheriff's lawsuit against Obama's immigration actions
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio A federal appeals court panel Monday was not impressed with a legal challenge to President Obama's 2014 immigration actions brought by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/05/2015 13
Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... State Action!
tmservo433 joins us on the Last Half of the Show to talk about the States and their Connect! Unite! Act! activities. Click Here to Join our Live Chat 11am to Noon ET to add your 2¢ to the Show convo.
winkk 05/05/2015 1
The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays"
"Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays" on The After Show means only one thing, it's Tuesday. You've been warned. Comcast now has more internet customers than cable TV subscribers; Business experts say ...
justiceputnam 05/05/2015 1
Quit mistaking Obama for Reagan
When I hear a complaint about President Obama it usually makes me laugh because it's the same complaints I heard growing up about conservative icon Ronald Reagan. Some of the most common complaints ...
streicher187 05/05/2015 5
Connect! Unite! Act! NYC, Dallas, Seattle & EPIC Glacier Park Event Info — Cinco de Mayo?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Azazello 05/05/2015 69
A Body Camera Won't Bring a Dead Boy to Life Nor Revoke a License to Kill.
Police pull up suddenly on some young black men. One of them runs. A cops gives chase. "Shots fired." One more dead. "I feared for my life." This is a script that is running on loopback in cities ...
jpmassar 05/05/2015 47
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
Top Comments: Non-Christian Christians
For decades now whenever I see intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, homophobia or the like it's almost certainly coming from someone who claims to be a "good, God fearing Christian". From the haters ...
Puddytat 05/04/2015 106
Welcoming Members to the Club No One Wants to Join: Newly Diagnosed with Cancer (plus book question)
There are worse conditions than cancer. I'll leave it up to each of you to fill in the blank with your own nominations, since what "worse" means is undoubtedly idiosyncratic. Recently, most ...
peregrine kate 05/04/2015 39
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/4/15
Welcome to Kitchen Table Kibitzing! Tonight is Open Thread Night. Please make yourself at home and enjoy the company of our community!
remembrance 05/04/2015 94
Monday Murder Mystery: 2015 Agatha & Edgar Award winners
On April 29th, in New York City, the Mystery Writers of America announced the 2015 Edgar Award winners. A Monday Murder Mystery (MMM) diary with all of the nominees can be ...
Susan Grigsby 05/04/2015 22
You probably don't want to hear this but California is using water left from fracking to water crops
Yes, it's the waste water left over from fracking. The fracking liquid that contains chemicals we don't know about. This is the kind of idiocy posing as one solution to the California man-...
VL Baker 05/04/2015 120
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
President Obama's remarks at launch of My Brother's Keeper Alliance
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate ...
Transcripts Editors 05/04/2015 3
This Should Be Interesting
I have Reid home from the hospital. The foot doesn't look as bad as I feared it would. He doesn't appear to be in pain and is glad to be home. Because of the long narrow shape of his foot I don't ...
michelewln 05/04/2015 6
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?' 'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.' 'The dog did nothing in the night-time.’ ''That was the curious ...
cnewhall 05/04/2015 4
Scientists abandon California snowpack measurement, because–why bother?
Nothing to see here! Two years ago, scientists at UCLA predicted there would ...
Jen Hayden 05/04/2015 77
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
No Problem
As they say on the island. Chilling on a Monday.
NCTim 05/04/2015 10
Keith Ellison Re TPP: POTUS has "some definition of secrecy he knows that I don’t know"
When it comes down to it, the president has a problem. No one doubts that he is wicked smart. And there's the rub when it comes to the Trans Pacific Partnership: if he was, say, Sarah Palin-level ...
Tasini 05/04/2015 89
The Three Black Cops Who Killed Freddie Gray are Slave Drivers in the Age of Obama
The officers who killed Freddie Gray have finally been formally charged with murder and manslaughter. Three of the six officers are African-American. ...
chaunceydevega 05/04/2015 56
Week's High Impact Posts: April 25-May 1, 2015
Note: Yesterday's High Impact Posts might be postponed or cancelled - the calculating machine appears to be malfunctioning. :( This week 602 Kogs posted 1236 posts of which 1187 were ...
ericlewis0 05/04/2015 5
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 232
Connect! Unite! Act! NYC, Dallas, Seattle & EPIC Glacier Park Event Info— In Love With a Voice?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
TrueBlueMajority 05/04/2015 125
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
UPDATE X 2: URGENT! Fellow Kossack Needs a Little More Help
Please keep tipping and recommending so as many people as possible will see this diary! We only have a day to accomplish our goal. THANK YOU! Due to a situation far beyond our control, the Derby ...
Most Awesome Nana 05/04/2015 119
BREAKING: Two men shot dead outside of "Draw the Prophet" show in Texas
Two men shot dead outside of "Draw the Prophet Show" That's what is coming in over the wires from Garland, Texas Two people were fatally shot today outside a Garland, Texas, community center that ...
Radiowalla 05/03/2015 605
Top Comments: Never Doubt... Edition
Tonight was my last teaching a class that I'll tell you a story about over the orange croissant and after a word from our sponsor... Here at Top Comments we strive to nourish community by ...
brillig 05/03/2015 46
Kitchen Table Kibitzing: May 3
Trees We are blessed with a property which has many trees. The house has a row of Cyprus trees along one side which were planted about 100 years ago as a windbreak. Their lifespan is ...
side pocket 05/03/2015 119

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