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|DK Quilt Guild: Photo Diary
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Colors changed so the map can be seen by all. Original is below the fold. Click ...
|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 ...
|ATTN: Nuz Hounds ~ Friends of Animal Nuz & ericlewis0
Did you recently accept an invitation to the new group Nuz Hounds ? If so, please check your DKosmail for a message from Angie in WA State regarding the upcoming Animal Nuz blogathon! If you are ...
|Angie in WA State||05/03/2015||12|
|US Auto Industry Digs Itself Back Into the Same Hole
Talk about a flat learning curve - the US auto industry was bailed out back in 2009 as part of the TARP stimulus package for the banking and auto industry, but they're right back to the same ...
|The OPOL Report: Fake change in a new box edition
||One Pissed Off Liberal||05/03/2015||111|
|Bernie, Hillary and the really really important future for our children, grandchildren....
Here's the thing. I love Bernie and have been supporting him for some time. But just because I love Bernie, will support/work for and vote for him does not mean I have to trash Hillary. This is ...
|'Sir, are you injured anywhere?' vs. 'F*ck your breath.' Only one kind of approach provokes riots
No snarky comment here. Not for this image. 'Why?' It's the most useful one word sentence in the English language. It's how we begin the search for causes, for understanding, for truth. We have to ...
|Voices of May Day: How Emma Goldman, at Age 18, Became an Activist
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
|Conversation in a Rural Midwest Barbershop
I live in the rural Midwest. Agriculture is the dominant activity, and most folks live in small towns. In many respects, it is a good place to live. People are mostly decent and hard working. ...
| Is " the Pursuit of Happiness" still an "inalienable right" with a criminal background?
The Declaration of Independence was the foundation that this country was built on. The sentiments included in it are no less important today than they were when it was first written and delivered. ...
|4 ShelterBoxes and 525 towards 5th and Matching funds still not exhausted!
There are still matching funds available!!!!! Donate here! https://35409.thankyou4caring.org/pages/donation-page----nepal-earthquake Can print the donation form here https://35409.thankyou4caring....
|Connect! Unite! Act! NYC, Dallas & EPIC Glacier Nat'l Park Meet-ups — Ever Attended an Auction?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
|How I Create a Recipe: Street Prophets Sunday All Day Brunch
Welcome to Sunday All Day Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. Today we are having Archer Farms Chai Spice ...
|GUS: Cop Out Open Thread w/ Recipes
Hello, my GUSlovelies!!! I've already gotten two loads of laundry on the line before 8:00 a.m., fed the office cat, picked up chewed up stuff left over from Chance the Office Dog and have to clean ...
|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 ...
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Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/03/2015||175|
|March that will make MAY DAY
On this day in Labor History the year was 1886. A little after three o’clock on that Monday, in Chicago, radical labor activist and newspaper man August Spies climbed onto a box car to give a ...
|The Rick Smith Show||05/03/2015||1|
|Top Comments: CHKDSK Edition
So... my laptop decided it HAD to fail to boot, hang on startup, amd then demanded we CHKDSK. Needless to say, TC is delayed a bit so thank you for your patience. Follow me below the dingledoodle ...
|Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXXV, Carnegie Deli-Gate Edition
In the understandable schadenfreude over the slow-motion meltdown that appears to be Chris Christie's POTUS aspirations, you probably totally overlooked a bit of a potential recent scandal across ...
|Maryland - Truth & Reconcilliation
Baltimore - Washington - 2015 Born and raised in Maryland in the 1940s and 50s, I've spent the last half-decade settling family affairs in Prince Georges County between Baltimore and Washington DC. ...
|R.I.P. A Garden Grew in Oakland Today.
Oscar Grant Plaza filled Saturday afternoon with a couple hundred people come to the first #BlackSpring event in Oakland. The organizers came up with a great idea, an its already spread across the ...
|No sex please, we're not British: Sunday Puzzle Warm-up 2015-05-02
Welcome to Sunday Puzzle Warm-Up , a weekly series for people who enjoy light mental exercise spiced with politics, humor, and odd bits of trivia. The theme of the warm-up puzzles in recent weeks ...
|The Evening Blues Weekend Edition 05-02-15 Flaco Jimenez
Welcome! " The Evening Blues - Weekend Edition" is a casual community diary (published Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography ...
|Johnny the Conqueroo||05/02/2015||75|
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing, 5/2/15
I missed this during the workweek and now find myself with a little more hope we’ll transcend the darkness of hate and fear to step foot in the lightness of love and acceptance... another small ...
|WYFP: My Ben Affleck Problem
Good evening, Kossacks, and welcome to WYFP. First, here is a word from our sponsors: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and ...
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|What's For Dinner? v9.40: Spring Holidays
Time for another diary on holiday cookery! Spring in the Jewish calendar isn't quite as densely packed with holidays as autumn, but last month we had Pesach (aka Passover), and next month we'll be ...
|Batya the Toon||05/02/2015||32|
|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 ...
|This week in the war on workers: Death on the job
This week, in honor of Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released its Death on the Job report. Some facts: In ...
|First Public Appearance for Baby Princess
Just ten hours old, the Princess of Cambridge makes her first public appearance with her parents Prince William and Princess Kate. Unfazed by the cameras, noise and flashlights of the British press ...
|Community Quilt for Otteray Scribe's Daughter, CelticLassie URGENT
TrueBlueMajority's quilt It breaks my heart that this quilt is needed -- yet it is needed, urgently. UPDATE: The situation is dire. CelticLassie's brother and sister-in-law are on their way. ...
|Derby Day Party and Fundraiser for elenacarlena
I am joining [Most Awesome Nana http://www.dailykos.com/user/Most%20Awesome%20Nana] and several others in the [Community Fundraisers http://www.dailykos.com/user/Community%20Fundraisers] ...
|Most Awesome Nana||05/02/2015||171|
|Happee Caturdai Pootie Diaree
Those of you who ...
|Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
|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 ...
|The Easter Rising, 1916, Part I
On Easter Monday morning, April 24, 1916, hundreds of men and women arrived at Liberty Hall, Dublin, many by bicycle, ready to fight for their independence from England. They came from the Irish ...
|I'm going to transform the world
It'll be easy, and it won't take long. I just retired, and I can't spend all my time on my bike, or building my railroad empire. I'm going to buy some land and build a social subdivision. 800-1100 ...
|Megyn Kelly Starts Ball Rolling On Smearing Freddie Gray
Early in the Ferguson case, Megyn Kelly conducted an interview with an ‘anonymous source’ who claimed that Michael Brown had severely beaten Darren Wilson to the point the latter required ...
|Victory for yet another Successful DK Wildcat Strike!
The Wildcat Strike is over! The GOS is back spreading disinformation and chaos among RWNJs. With the defeat of communist thugs attempting to implement DK3 and dry server blades at the Ground ...
|Connect! Unite! Act! Bisbee, NYC & Glacier National Park Meet-up Info — Most Dangerous Game?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
|Photo Diary: Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
Just some photos from an afternoon sitting on the Tampa Bay seawall in St Petersburg, FL.
|Fox News: More Finger Wagging
CNN Reporter: Referring to Military Veterans who become Police Officers "A lot of these young people are coming back from Afghanistan, and without knowing anyone in the community, are ready to do ...
|D.L. Hughley embarrasses GOP neocon on Real Time w/ Bill Maher||Egberto Willies||05/02/2015||55|
|ArtKos: Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.507
Hello again painting fans.
|Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog
Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing up houses, doing repairs on all the things in and around them that are supposed to work but don't, and sprucing our ...
|Saturday Morning Garden Blogging, Vol. 11.10: The Beginning of May
Good morning, gardeners, and welcome to the Saturday Morning Garden Blog! "A wizard must have passed this way, since - was it only yesterday? That all was bare, and now behold, a hundred cups of ...
|Shocking Facts for Anti-Blacks
Has anyone visited the comment section of an MSN news story, which involved police brutality of blacks, or just blacks? If you have, you probably noticed an ill feeling in your gut as you read the ...
|From the Bedroom to the Streets
On this day in Labor History the year was 1968. That was the day the administration shut down the Paris University at Naterre. Student protests at the school had begun weeks before around the ...
|The Rick Smith Show||05/02/2015||1|
|UPDATED: Britain Welcomes a Baby Princess
With Prince William by her side, Princess Kate, gave birth to a daughter at 8:34am local time (3:34am EDT) at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital. The baby girl weighs 8lbs 3oz. Her Royal Highness ...
|IAN: Saturday, May 2, 2015, Phases of the Moon, Part 3, The Full Flower Moon
Photo Credit: NASA Today, I hope to entertain you and include some sciencey stuff. Because astrology is both art and science.
|Officers Charged in Gray Case Get Lower Bail Than Rioters
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that all six officers in the Freddie Gray case are out on bail. All six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray were released from the Central Booking ...
|Nigerian Army Rescues 234 More Girls Today, Bringing Week's Total to 677
(photo credit: Stephen Melkisethian ) From AP via The Huffington Post : LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's ...
|How To Read A Seismic Hazard Map
Now that the USGS has preliminary come up with a way to quantify the short term hazard of potentially induced earthquakes it’s important to know what these maps are and mean.
|Books Go Boom! Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
|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|
|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 ...
|House committee passes bill to curtail mass surveillance
The House Judiciary Committee struck a blow against Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
|May Day History: The Haymarket Riot
Reprinting this diary from last year's May Day: In the US, May Day used to be the internationally-recognized day of recognition and celebration for Labor and its struggles--at least until the ...
|Crackpot Conspiracy Theorists Pee Their Pants, Again....
Hold on to your tinfoil hats, folks----Obama's military is about to invade Texas and impose martial law. Or something.
|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,
|Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal, others indicted
Gov. Chris Christie's high-school buddy and former Port ...
|Republicans plotting how to take 8 million Obamacare customers hostage
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Republicans might ...
|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 ...
|Justice Department announces $20 million body camera pilot program
Attorney General Loretta Lynch capped her first, ...
|Geert Wilders. An ill wind blowin' to Texas
Geert Wilders, heads the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) in The Netherlands At the invitation of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), one of the most divisive bigots in ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/01/2015||62|
|House Republicans nearly prove they love Wall Street more than the troops
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, veteran, saves the day. House Republicans were all set ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Ferdinandea: The Island that Everyone Wanted and Nobody Got
In 1831, four naval countries of Europe--Britain, France, Spain, and the then-independent kingdom of Sicily--argued over ownership of an island in the Mediterranean Sea. An island which lasted less ...
|Republicans scramble to get out of the Obamacare mess they created for themselves
Republican lawmakers know very well that they're in an ...
|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, ...
|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 ...
|Republican governors see Medicaid expansion as another opportunity to stigmatize working poor
Take a close look at that chart, ...
|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 ...
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