The Bones of a Country: One Night in a Dead California Desert Town

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Driving the 220 miles of road that lie between the Tehachapi mountains and the California-Arizona border, I started hearing the voice of Tom Joad ring in my ears. This here’s a murder country , he said to me. This here’s...More

R.I.P. Florence Cioffi -- Wall Street's Most Infamous Killing :UPDATED

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January 25th was the seventh anniversary of the passing of a Manhattan office worker, Florence Cioffi. She was 59 years old, a few days short of turning sixty. The criminal responsible was Enterprise Engineering, Inc.'s (then and now again) Chairman...More

Upside Downtrodden - Episode 109

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EPISODE 109 TOPIC: GOVERNMENT EPISODE 109 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE - FOIADVOCATES.COM, MR. CIVICS - THE MEDICAL MARKETPLACE, ADVICE VERSA (NEW SEGMENT) WORDS TO LIVE BY We live in a world of make-believe, institutionalized by man-made systems of control which seek...More

Attention Florida Activists.... We need some Territory Leaders

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Oh this is not the usual , " Hey we have a meetup scheduled". That would be exciting but we do have some business that needs immediate attention and back up for Pajoly . I need the help becasue Florida...More

Crazies on Parade

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Dig this! White Christian males (such as I) are an oppressed minority. This I never knew! I suspect that - subtly at least - the "white victimization" fantasy will - once again - be a key part of the right...More

When You Lose Chuck Todd...

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As I was eating my Doritos in my pajamas and watching Rachel Maddow, a funny thing happened. MSNBC was covering the latest train disaster known as the Republican Congress, and she had Chuck Todd on the phone. Todd was on...More

Top Comments: Better Late Than Never Edition

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Stuff happens, like tonight. No diarist. Good thing I have a draft of possible future TC topics, including one partially written. But First, A Word From Our Sponsor: Top Comments recognizes the previous day's Top Mojo and strives to promote...More

Wis Friday News Dump (Some Great News Finally) Update

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No, it's not going to happen here! It's been a depressing time here in Wisconsin, but I have good news today at last. No Massive Strip Mining in Wisconsin Thank you, Environmental Protection Agency! Due to the fear of having...More

Family or Job? Choices of a single Mom

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Mother with Kids

There are choices a single parent makes everyday regarding their kids and work. I have no clue other than reading an excellent diary this morning about taking a sick day for a family member and it being such a stressful...More

Susan Rice went on the Charlie Rose show for an hour. Supports the MIC like Bushies in 2003

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Susan Rice

Charlie could have been interviewing Condi just prior to invading Iraq. Everything National Security Advisor Susan Rice said about Iraq and Syria appeared to be either a political sham or a product of manufactured intelligence estimates. As we saw with...More

Susan Rice went on the Charlie Rose show for an hour

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Susan Rice

I'd have thought I was listening to Charlie interview somebody out of the Bush Administration. Maybe Richard Perle or Doug Fieth. Everything Rice said about Iraq and Syria appeared to be either a political sham or the products of invented...More

Scott Walker "waiting for a sign from a higher power" Before He Runs for President

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No, I doubt he's waiting for a sign from God although he repeatedly promotes his rah-rah flag-waving patriotic and fundamentalist religious bona fides . Here's the sign he's REALLY waiting for. This one, too: Despite his holier than though memes...More

Where Have All The Stars Gone?

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constellations

from : shielded-lights httpeschooltoday.compollutionlight-pollutionsources-of-light-pollution.html This is a piece I wrote some years ago. I worked for a small local chain of weeklies and this was published in those. I also posted it on a blog quite a while back. Here...More

Oh Rachel Maddow! How Cute!

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Maybe this is true , but Rachel Maddow has said that there are serious reporters doing their jobs at Fox. I am not a journalist. I am just a viewer, so what do I know? And Rachel is aghast that...More

Pipelines, Pipe Dreams and Punchlines

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Of all the issues they could choose to tackle, Republicans fixate on the Keystone pipeline, which they knew the president would veto — likely just the first of many vetoes in this new era. While the president calls for new...More

Right to ("Work") Mooch Bill Advancing in Wis at the Speed of Light

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Update: This atrocious bill was just "passed" by the State Senate with the public shouting "shame, shame, shame....". The session was abruptly adjurned ny Sen. Lasich (R-TeaBagger). Republicans in Wisconsin have been ramming controversial matters through the Legislature since the...More

Civil Rights Icon Dr. Fergie Reid deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom !

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Dr. Ferguson Reid

Dr. Fergie Reid from Virginia was the first black person to serve in the Virginia state house. The times were hard and Dr. Reid was already active and a hero in his own right in the African American Community before...More

Top Political Groups on Facebook

The list below is the top political groups on Facebook. This list isn't in rank order, don't yell or scream..... (@: If you would like to add to this list please join our group Political List . If you like...More

So I Can Be Quiet Whenever I Want

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oxycodone

It was the same thing every night. Come 11 o’ clock, one of the overnight techs would come in the room to bid goodnight to we princes of Washington, we kings of the pacific northwest, before turning off the lights...More

The Use and Abuse of Public Disdain

House of Commons

In Michael Cockerell's four-part documentary series Inside the House of Commons, Labour MP Steve Rotheram is filmed on a rooftop in Liverpool flaunting his skills as a former bricklayer. It's not long before Auf Wiedersehen Pet turns slapstick as Rotheram...More

"Islamic terrorism" oxymoron runs up 819,000 usages on Da Google

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There's more involved here than words. "Islamist terrorism" is what you want to say when you talk about ISIS and al-Qaeda. They are properly "Islamist" because "Islamism" and "Salafism" are the names in English for the offshoots from worldwide Islam...More

Rick Scott being sued by Tampa Bay Times and other News sources

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Rick Scott is just teflon so far but thanks to the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times, they are trying very hard to make his corruption stick somewhere. The 10 times Pultizer Prize winner, The Tampa Bay Times has filed...More

Bibi's US Ambassador Blindsides Barack

Netanyahu

Israel's GOP-trained Ambassador to the United States ignited an international incident when he conspired with Republican leaders to arrange an appearance by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before a joint session of Congress to whip up congressional opposition to the...More

Redneck Chick on Fox Propaganda Channel Uses Racial Slur

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golliwog

Jigaboo. A redneck chick by the name of Kristi Capel, a former Miss Missouri who was raised in Northern Kentucky and works for the Fox propaganda channel in Cleveland, claims she didn't know that "jigaboo" is a racial slur ...More

Was Rudy Giuliani's comment about President Obama's lack of Love of Country motivated by race?

Rudy Giuliani
Yes
84% (11 votes)
No
15% (2 votes)
Not Sure
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 13

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“I do not believe — and I know this is a horrible thing to say — but I do not believe that the president loves America,” "He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the...More

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