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» Let Damian Walk X2: Two Events Planned In Support Of Transgender Senior Damian Garcia
18/05/13 21:11 from planetransgender
There will be two rallies in support of Damian Garcia the male transgender student from Albuquerque NM. Damian may not attend his own graduation on May 22nd because the school's refusal to allow him to wear a black robe, the color traditio..
» Saturday Evening Thread
18/05/13 18:53 from Eschaton
18/05/13 17:40 from No More Mister Nice Blog
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, NO, OBAMA IS NOT THE FIRST PRESIDENT WHO HAD A SERVICEMEMBER HOLD AN UMBRELLA FOR HIM The ridiculous Obama umbrella "scandal" has been pretty thoroughly debunked by The Atlantic, by The Atlantic again, by The Washingto..
» Donald Rumsfeld has written an advice book. Oh, yay.
18/05/13 17:30 from Daily Kos
Winning. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has published a new book. It's a book of advice. You too can get advice from The Man Who Screwed Up The War. You can give it as a gift to someone you want to catastrophically fail at lif..
» Open thread: Cato, outreach and shame
18/05/13 17:00 from Daily Kos
What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Big-thinking Cato Institute: 400ppm haz got what plants crave, by Hunter The next biggest scandal ever, until the next one, by Hunter Republican outreach report card: graded "F" for Fail, by Denise Oliver..
» Green diary rescue: Pedal power, electric cars, OFA on climate change
18/05/13 15:00 from Daily Kos
Every week Daily Kos diarists write dozens of environmentally related posts. Many don't get the readership they deserve. Helping improve the odds is the motivation behind the Green Diary Rescue. In the past seven years, there have been 226..
» This week in the war on voting: North Carolina 'ground zero' in voter suppression fight
18/05/13 14:30 from Daily Kos
This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades. • North Carolina 'ground zero' in fight against voter suppression : • Democrats introduce bill to reform and reauthorize the Election Assistance Commissi..
» Midday open thread
18/05/13 14:00 from Daily Kos
You people...rock! Since Markos announced our endorsement of Virginia state senate candidate Evandra Thompson over Liebermanesque turn-coat Rosalyn Dance, more than three hundred of you have donated more than $8,000 (quadrupling her cash o..
» This week in the War on Workers: California hospital workers to strike
18/05/13 12:55 from Daily Kos
Workers at the University of California hospital system are planning a two-day strike to protest inadequate staffing levels, increased use of temp workers, and changes to their pension plan, though the university announced Friday that the ..
» Saturday morning nutpick: if this is post-racial America...
18/05/13 12:00 from Daily Kos
Today's source material: I guess that Benghazi thing isn't panning out, Republicans don't care about spying on the AP, and the IRS scandal is losing steam. So on to the next one! But ... is there anything more stupid than this? As you'll s..
» Transgender Senior Damian Garcia Would Walk Graduation Without A robe If Allowed
18/05/13 11:56 from planetransgender
“I just want to walk in my black robe, nice and proud and have that memory to look back on with my family and friends,” said Damian Garcia. “I would rather not walk than to embarrass myself by wearing a female robe.” Damian will not be all..
» Afternoon Thread
18/05/13 11:54 from Eschaton
» Republicans Seek to Avoid Sacrifice Again
18/05/13 10:50 from Hillbilly Report - Front Page
Republicans are determined to "fix" everything except what is really wrong with America. While trying yet again to repeal Obamacare and obsessing over every imagined scandal in the book they are refusing to pass a jobs bill to provide relie..
18/05/13 10:13 from No More Mister Nice Blog
IF THIS IS YOUR BABY IN AN INCUBATOR, MAYBE YOU OUGHT TO RETHINK YOUR P.R. STRATEGY I think the IRS story has the potential to be very damaging to the Obama presidency -- but not if this is the right's idea of a victim with a tear-jerking ..
» Animal Nuz #149
18/05/13 10:00 from Daily Kos
» This week in the world of progressive state blogs: No epidurals in Alabama, expanding Medicaid
18/05/13 10:00 from Daily Kos
Each Saturday, this feature links and excerpts commentary and reporting from a dozen progressive state blogs in the past seven days around the nation. The idea is not only to spotlight specific issues but to give readers who may not know t..
» Obama focuses on middle-class concerns in weekly address
18/05/13 09:00 from Daily Kos
Coming off a week of media-fed outrage over several "scandals" (IRS, Benghazi, AP), President Obama focused this morning's weekly address back on jobs, progress and the middle class—just as he did when he spoke yesterday in Baltimore. His ..
» This week in science: Common census
18/05/13 08:00 from Daily Kos
Climate Consensus image via Skeptical Science, click image for more data and details. If you're old enough, you remember hearing about missile gaps that reportedly posed danger. Here's another perilous chasm: the Consensus Gap. There is vi..
» Move Along
18/05/13 07:52 from Eschaton
Nothing to see here. WINDSOR, Ontario — Assumption Park gives residents of this city lovely views of the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit skyline. Lately they’ve been treated to another sight: a three-story pile of petroleum coke covering..
» Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: New IRS charges by conservatives don't measure up
18/05/13 06:30 from Daily Kos
Peggy Noonan : We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate. Um, no we are not. It's not even a scandal. It's a controversy. And, by the way, Benghazi isn't even that. But don't worry. That won't stop Republicans fro..
18/05/13 06:05 from Eschaton
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» Open thread for night owls: Stephen Lerner on breaking Wall Street's grip
17/05/13 22:30 from Daily Kos
Greg Kauffman has, for a long time, been focused on poverty issues, a subject that rarely arouses much concern in the stenographic media but matters a great deal to tens of millions of Americans directly affected by it. What follows is the..
» Conservative Monkey Seance Theater Roundup
17/05/13 21:20 from Daily Kos
Winning! Oh, sure: Everybody else gets to write about the deep, substantive stuff that happened this week—like Benghazi!!!, and how many exclamation points Benghazi!!! requires on any given day. I get stuck with the crackpots. Welcome, the..
» GunFAIL XVIII
17/05/13 21:03 from Daily Kos
We're back, once again. The kids once again dominated the week, with seven kids under 16 years of age who either shot themselves or were shot by other kids under 16. The youngest victim of GunFAIL this week was just 13 months old, shot by ..