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Why Liberals Lose
Look . . . I love my grandmother. The woman taught me to read at a very early age, and made everything else in my life possible because of that. When I think of my grandmother, I think of Culture. ...
swellsman 05/06/2015 5
ANNOUNCEMENT: Where Do We Go From Here, Take Two
Just over 1 year ago I posted a long, rambling entry which boiled down to: A bunch of thank-yous to those who helped get me through Year One; a reminder that I never intended this project to ...
Brainwrap 05/06/2015 7
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Water Wars in Detroit; DIA Meet-Up 6/7; Prop1 PM
Water Wars Ramp Up in Detroit During NN14 in Detroit last July, Detroit water activists were able to take advantage of the pressure brought to bear by the presence and awareness of politically-...
peregrine kate 05/06/2015 5
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Non, je ne regrette rien. The Battle Cry of Villains or Heroes?
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. Non, je ne regrette ...
cfk 05/06/2015 85
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 7
Rick Scott pleads with administration to give him federal money that's not Obamacare
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is continuing his bizarre quest to get one kind of federal money because he doesn'...
Joan McCarter 05/06/2015 47
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 14
Three Mile Island: A History of America's Worst Nuclear Accident
In 1970, nuclear power was assumed to be the bright future of humanity, providing us with nearly limitless quantities of cheap clean energy for the foreseeable future. Instead, by 1980, nuclear ...
Lenny Flank 05/06/2015 32
Wells Fargo just got served papers for fraud—by Los Angeles, California
Let us open an account for you, or ten.
Walter Einenkel 05/06/2015 75
Analysis of Beached Grey Whale in British Columbia for Fukushima Radioisotopes
Grey Whale being dissected on Wickaninnish Beach April 23, 2015 The purpose of this diary is to report analyses carried out by the InFORM ...
MarineChemist 05/06/2015 12
"2,000 dead, 11,000 wounded, half a million refugees" = Mission Accomplished - Breaking the Silence
Earlier this week, Breaking the Silence (and organization of Israeli veterans) released a report: " This is How We Fought in Gaza - Soldiers' testimonies and photographs from Operation Protective ...
subir 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 131
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
Boehner and pals: 'Obamacare will destroy the economy,' except it didn't
The law Republicans said would ...
kos 05/06/2015 78
Deniers acknowledge Soon's wrongdoing… sort of.
In a desperate attempt to discredit the new study that finds Obama's EPA regulations will save 3,500 lives , JunkScience has a ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/06/2015 3
Republicans shift argument on Obamacare: Lots of people have coverage, but it doesn't count
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), still rejecting Obamacare reality. Republicans can, more or less, learn. Or they can at least drop one ...
Joan McCarter 05/06/2015 46
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 61
John Boehner Hasn't Asked Me!
John Boehner told Chuck Todd on Sunday that if you ask any employer in America, they will tell you Obamacare has made it more difficult to hire employees. What a complete crock! I own a small ...
Howard Stovall 05/06/2015 15
FOLLOW-UP: Gosh, turns out the ACA may *not* actually cost $5K/enrollee...
...it could actually be several hundred dollars lower. A week ago I posted a story in which I busted Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck for blatantly spewing nonsense numbers about the ACA in ...
Brainwrap 05/05/2015 18
Adventures & Misadventures of an EV in the Country (Part 1)
I have owned or had use of plug-in electric vehicles for more than a decade starting with a production converted Pontiac Fiero with solar panels on it named Destiny2000 by its converter/...
joelado 05/05/2015 13
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
Climate Denying Governors - The Ball is in Your Court!
People know that climate change is a serious issue, and it's something that we need to take our collective heads out of the sand before we end up drowning on that tide-rising beach, and do something ...
walterhpdx 05/05/2015 3
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
On "identity politics" and income inequality
While I've been hesitant to join in some of the more heated conversations about these topics of late, I have read with interest a few diaries and comment threads related to them. Forgive me for ...
BoiseBlue 05/05/2015 315
Open Thread To Discuss How we Deal with Pain
I think by now most of you know I live with chronic pain. I am being treated if you can call it that at a pain clinic and yet I still have daily pain levels of about 6 or better. So what I would ...
funtony47 05/05/2015 12
Sense-ability
In this post I will be applying Karen Barad's essay "On Touching- The Inhuman That Therefore I Am" to analyze David Foster Wallace's short story "Everything is Green" . A semester’s worth of ...
What A Pithy 05/05/2015 3
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
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 126
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
Reinforcing myths, instead of busting them
For anyone interested in debunking climate change myths, there's a great resource that should be your first read: the Debunking Handbook . It's a short and simple guide on what to do and what not to ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/05/2015 8
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
Replace the TPP with a $100 trillion world program to stop climate change
Cross-posted from Real Economics . The TPP has brought the issue of "free trade agreements" to the fore again, so I think it is time we looked honestly at what has happened to the three North ...
NBBooks 05/04/2015 46
Pew Research study on public support for unions: More than one might think
One might think with all the union-bashing in corporate media, Faux News, multiple levels of government, and the general rhetoric, that unions are decidedly unpopular among Americans as a whole. ...
Risen Tree 05/04/2015 42
We're losing rural hospitals across the nation
Rural communities are facing a heightened healthcare crisis as hospitals are closing at an alarming rate around the country, with the highest ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 39
Carly Fiorina's Campaign Slogan:
That is all.
Brainwrap 05/04/2015 36
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
Why would this time be worse?
It is sometimes pointed out in climate discussions that the earth has been much warmer at times in the distant past, so why should we be upset about it getting that hot again? Apparently some ...
strawbale 05/04/2015 5
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
Jeez Kossaks, don't miss this diary:
Serious scholarship presenting unpleasant truth: A-White-Son-Of-Ferguson-On-Why-St-Louis-Can-t-...
claude 05/04/2015 7
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 Carter urges Palestinians to hold elections
During his recent visit, former President Carter urged Palestinians to hold elections soon. Its been almost ten years since the last elections were held and therefore no officeholder in Palestine ...
JNEREBEL 05/04/2015 29
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 78
No Problem
As they say on the island. Chilling on a Monday.
NCTim 05/04/2015 10
"Cherry-Picking The Bible"
(a gospel response to some of the sillier homophobic hypocrisy exhibited by opponents of marriage equality)
PsychoSuperMom 05/04/2015 19
"we do not spare ammo – we unload, we use as much as possible" - Breaking the Silence on Gaza
In the summer of 2014, 2,205 people were killed in Gaza. 547 children were among those killed and over 1,000 were permanently disabled. Entire families died in their homes as a result of IDF bombs.
subir 05/04/2015 29
Riding With Reagan - Part I
In many areas of human pursuit, that which gladdens our hearts and fills our spirits with joy can also bring the greatest of sadness, often when least expected. This was the case for my wife and I ...
twigg 05/04/2015 8
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 101
TPP: The Fascism Issue
If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will, if implemented, and as I've argued elsewhere, result in the death of national and state sovereignty, constitutional separation of powers, and ...
Letsgetitdone 05/04/2015 15
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
Ux4: MI State Senator spews nonsense, Detroit News lets him cover it up.
Yup, I'm Rec-begging on this one 'cus I am *angry* (if not surprised). One week ago I posted en entry titled "Color me shocked: Michigan GOP State Senator spewing nonsense" , which documented an ...
Brainwrap 05/03/2015 85
Sunday Train: Variable Renewables and Dispatchable Demand
Much of the focus on the Sunday Train is on electrification of transport, ranging from 2,000 mile hauls of electrified freight through to hopping on an e-bike to pick up some groceries. And spending ...
BruceMcF 05/03/2015 10
On May 19 a much better Democrat for the Senate in DailyKos HQ backyard
A special election on May 19 will determine whether Susan Bonilla or Steve Glazer gets to be a California Senator representing the 7th Senate district. Susan came 2nd in the March 17th primary.
Shockwave 05/03/2015 6
Prickly Pears and Bluebonnets - Central Texas
johnatx 05/03/2015 18
Tel Aviv looked like Baltimore today
CNNI was covering in detail racial protests turned violent in Tel Aviv Israel today. While the first video I found of it was from April 30th, the protests continue today in Tel Aviv. The protests ...
Havoth 05/03/2015 37
Glacier National Park: Red Rock Falls (Photo Diary) and Meet Up Stuff
Last Tuesday (April 28), we drove up to Avalanche and then walked up the road to Red Rock Falls. The photos are below the Orange Snow Bank:
Ojibwa 05/03/2015 5
Odds & Ends: News/Humor (with a "Who Lost the Week?" poll)
I post a weekly diary of historical notes, arts & science items, foreign news (often receiving little notice in the US) and whimsical pieces from the outside world that I often feature in "Cheers & ...
Ed Tracey 05/03/2015 11
Gospel Brunch - Aaron Neville
Last day of Jazzfest. Go catch Aaron Neville @ The Gospel ...
NCTim 05/03/2015 8
Reclaiming secularism is the key to protecting religious liberty
Over the past few years, two topics have come to dominate the discourse about religion in America. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and especially the rapid acceptance of marriage ...
Jon Perr 05/03/2015 120
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
On 'riots' and roots
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 188
House Republicans launch direct attack on Earth Sciences slashing $300 to $500 million from NASA
Republican shills for Big Carbon are launching a direct assault on NASA funding designed to gut any future enhancements to the Earth Sciences capabilities to monitor changing conditions on our ...
Lefty Coaster 05/02/2015 33
Hillary Clinton & Diane Sawyer Read the Classics
In honor of dKos's new digs, I present:
Brainwrap 05/02/2015 4
UPDATE x2: HOLY CRAP. Baltimore FOP channels their inner Frank Nitti
This may seem a bit self-centered since my other diary is already at the top of the Rec list, but a couple people suggested that my update deserves it's own diary as well to ensure maximum exposure, ...
Brainwrap 05/01/2015 64
A New Citizen Joins the Public Contest in Mount Pleasant
My son Jackson participated in the Black Lives Matter protest today as leader of the College of Charleston Students for a Democratic Society. It is his 23rd. Birthday. I wrote this Newspaper column ...
wjhamilton29464 05/01/2015 1
Fire in Chernobyl Contaminated Zone
RT RT and The Ecologist report that a huge forest fire near the abandoned contaminated zone around the Chernobyl disaster site in northern Ukraine is releasing plutonium as well as cesium and ...
Joieau 05/01/2015 14
Holy Crap. "Depraved Heart Murder"? UPDATE: FOP channels Frank Nitti
Thanks to reporters Mark Puente & Wesley Lowery for the screen shot: The official list of charges against the 6 officers (not 1, not 2, not 3...*six*) is out:
Brainwrap 05/01/2015 327
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 65
Video: Oakland PD & Bart officers throw intoxicated woman to the floor smashing her face
This shows the routine brutality by law enforcement when a suspect is uncooperative. The woman was on her way home at a BART station after drinking heavily on St. Patrick's Day of 2014 when police ...
Lefty Coaster 05/01/2015 30
FL Gov. Rick Scott: "Keep Your Government Hands Off My Obamacare!!" (Seriously)
Ho. Lee. Crap. Check out this press release from Florida Governor and Lord Voldemort impersonator Rick Scott:
Brainwrap 04/30/2015 35
Freddie Gray, Malcolm X & True Believer
Last night I posted a simple diary called "A Scene from Malcolm X": NT. A HEARING ROOM - DAY A room, clinically empty; table, chair, and HOLWAY, putting papers into a briefcase; the hearing is ...
Brainwrap 04/30/2015 1
Super El Nino Likely as Huge Warm Water Wave Hits West Coast, Extreme Marine Die Off Developing
Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, which reached ...
FishOutofWater 04/30/2015 277
A Scene From Malcolm X.
INT. A HEARING ROOM - DAY A room, clinically empty; table, chair, and HOLWAY, putting papers into a briefcase; the hearing is concluded. HOLWAY: There is just nothing l can do. LOUISE: What do ...
Brainwrap 04/29/2015 3
OK, this is just...surreal.
Well, this is flattering...I guess... Testimony before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship by MICHAEL F. CANNON April 29, 2015 ...If the Court sides with the challengers, ...
Brainwrap 04/29/2015 31
The 14th Amendment is on trial in Baltimore and the Supreme Court
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 may go down as a watershed moment in the history of American civil rights. At the Supreme Court, the justices heard oral arguments in a set of cases which may decide ...
Jon Perr 04/28/2015 3
Transit and Tomatoes Today April 28 in SC
Charleston, SC- Transit in the Lowcountry needs your support today. While we’ve been working to plan a better system for the future long standing problems and exposure to the dysfunctions of our ...
wjhamilton29464 04/28/2015 6
Color me shocked: Michigan GOP State Senator spewing nonsense re. Obamacare
I live in Michigan, but I've never heard of Patrick Colbeck. All I know about him is that he wrote an Op-Ed piece for the Detroit News on Friday which has more factual holes than the swiss cheese I ...
Brainwrap 04/27/2015 16
Koch funded Heartland Institute sends scientists to correct Pope Frances on Global Warming
The Koch funded Heartland Institute is sending some of its industry compliant scientists to Rome to correct Pope Francis ideas about Global Warming. Koch-backed group sending ‘real scientists’ ...
Lefty Coaster 04/26/2015 84

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