Tag: Daily Kos

MarKos and the suppression of Impeachment Advocacy on DailyKos

I lack optimism while writing this because those who are willing to let Bush skate free for his war crimes and treason are legion and they are well-funded.

I’m very glad to see rjones2818’s frequent updates on Kucinich’s campaign. If not for Kucinich, we’d be deprived of even a glimmer of hope for justice in a very dark period of time.


I’ve re-formatted the list of Kucinich position statements from rjones’ diary above. I want to make it as convenient as possible for people who won’t support Kucinich to know exactly what it is they’re not supporting.

Kucinich_12-pt_Plan.pdf 21KB Nov 27 2007 10:48:15 AM

Kucinich_Affirmative_Action.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:02 PM

Kucinich_African_American_Issues.pdf 38KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:05 PM

Kucinich_AIDS.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:07 PM

Kucinich_Aid_to_Africa.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:04 PM

Kucinich_Animal_Rights.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:09 PM

Kucinich_Anti-Ballistic_Missile_Treaty.pdf 35KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:12 PM

Kucinich_Arab_Americans.pdf 41KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:14 PM

Kucinich_Campaign_Finance.pdf 32KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:17 PM

Kucinich_Campaign_Reform_and_IRV.pdf 37KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:17 PM

Kucinich_Childrens_Issues.pdf 37KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:23 PM

Kucinich_Civil_Liberties.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:23 PM

Kucinich_Clean_Air.pdf 38KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:26 PM

Kucinich_Clean_Water.pdf 37KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:29 PM

Kucinich_Complementary_and_Alternative_M… 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:29 PM

Kucinich_Corporate_Power.pdf 39KB Nov 27 2007 10:48:04 AM

Kucinich_Crime.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:32 PM

Kucinich_Cuban_Embargo.pdf 30KB Nov 27 2007 10:48:11 AM

Kucinich_DC Statehood.pdf 35KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:36 PM

Kucinich_Death_Penalty.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:35 PM

Kucinich_Department_of_Peace.pdf 33KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:39 PM

Kucinich_Depleted_Uranium.pdf 36KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:43 PM

Kucinich_Disability_Rights.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:46 PM

Kucinich_Domestic_Violence.pdf 38KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:48 PM

Kucinich_Drug_War.pdf 33KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:52 PM

Kucinich_Economic_Justice.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:51 PM

Kucinich_Education.pdf 36KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:58 PM

Kucinich_Electronic_Voting.pdf 37KB Nov 26 2007 11:09:56 PM

Kucinich_Electronic_Waste.pdf 35KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:00 PM

Kucinich_Energy.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:04 PM

Kucinich_Environment.pdf 33KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:03 PM

Kucinich_Farm_Policy.pdf 33KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:06 PM

Kucinich_Forests_and_Logging_on_Public_L… 37KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:07 PM

Kucinich_Genetically_Engineered_Food.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:10 PM

Kucinich_Gun_Laws.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:12 PM

Kucinich_H-1B_and_L-1_Visas.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:19 PM

Kucinich_Haiti.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:16 PM

Kucinich_Hemp.pdf 37KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:20 PM

Kucinich_Housing.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:23 PM

Kucinich_Immigrants_Rights.pdf 37KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:25 PM

Kucinich_International_Cooperation.pdf 38KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:26 PM

Kucinich_Irish-Americans.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:29 PM

Kucinich_Jobs_Programs_Infrastructure.pdf 36KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:31 PM

Kucinich_Korea.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:36 PM

Kucinich_LGBTQ_Rights.pdf 33KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:40 PM

Kucinich_Mad_Cow_Disease.pdf 35KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:42 PM

Kucinich_Mandatory_Minimum_Sentences.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:45 PM

Kucinich_Manufacturing.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:45 PM

Kucinich_Marijuana_Decriminalization.pdf 39KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:49 PM

Kucinich_Media_Reform.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:48 PM

Kucinich_Medical_Marijuana.pdf 33KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:52 PM

Kucinich_Medicare_Bill.pdf 33KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:54 PM

Kucinich_Mental_Health.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:56 PM

Kucinich_Middle_East.pdf 33KB Nov 26 2007 11:10:58 PM

Kucinich_Military_Budget.pdf 32KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:00 PM

Kucinich_Minimum_Wage.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:05 PM

Kucinich_National_Security.pdf 32KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:10 PM

Kucinich_Native Americans.pdf 39KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:33 PM

Kucinich_Nuclear_Safety.pdf 35KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:15 PM

Kucinich_Nuclear_Weapons.pdf 32KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:18 PM

Kucinich_Open_Debates.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:17 PM

Kucinich_Organic_Farming.pdf 40KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:20 PM

Kucinich_Outsourcing_Jobs.pdf 32KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:23 PM

Kucinich_Patriot_Act.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:24 PM

Kucinich_Poverty.pdf 35KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:28 PM

Kucinich_Predatory_Lending.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:27 PM

Kucinich_Prescription_Drugs.pdf 34KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:31 PM

Kucinich_Public_Services.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:34 PM

Kucinich_Racial_Discrimination.pdf 31KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:35 PM

Kucinich_Reproductive Rights.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:40 PM

Kucinich_Seniors.pdf 39KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:41 PM

Kucinich_Small_Business_Growth.pdf 33KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:45 PM

Kucinich_Social_Security.pdf 36KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:44 PM

Kucinich_Sweat Shops.pdf 32KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:48 PM

Kucinich_Taxes.pdf 34KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:48 PM

Kucinich_Terrorism.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:50 PM

Kucinich_The_Arts.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:53 PM

Kucinich_The_Draft.pdf 32KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:53 PM

Kucinich_Torture.pdf 32KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:56 PM

Kucinich_Trade.pdf 32KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:56 PM

Kucinich_Universal_Health_Care.pdf 37KB Nov 26 2007 11:11:58 PM

Kucinich_Veterans.pdf 33KB Nov 26 2007 11:12:00 PM

Kucinich_Voting_Rights.pdf 35KB Nov 26 2007 11:12:05 PM

Kucinich_Vouchers.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:12:04 PM

Kucinich_Water_Human_Right.pdf 29KB Nov 26 2007 11:12:07 PM

Kucinich_Weapons_Non-Proliferation.pdf 34KB Nov 26 2007 11:12:12 PM

Kucinich_Workers_Rights.pdf 37KB Nov 26 2007 11:12:19 PM

Kucinich_World_Hunger.pdf 30KB Nov 26 2007 11:12:15 PM

I’ve been “Rescued” on Kos

Well, despite your gallant efforts, Don’t give him my regards .  .  . Give him my respect did not quite break through the dueling Edwards, Obama, Impeachment, “We’re all doomed by giant rocks” diaries for a recommendation.  However, “Ranger” NYC in exile was kind enough to rescue it on tonight’s “Open Thread and Diary Rescue.”

Apologies for the short essay, and thank you again for your kind welcome to this site.

Pretty Bird Woman House Update: YOU are buying THIS house!

I thought I’d give you an update on what was going on with the fundraiser for this shelter. Georgia Little Shield, the director, has used the money we have raised so far to place a bid on the house you see in the photos below.

We need donations urgently right now since there was only enough money for a really low bid, so that makes things still a bit tenuous. And then there will be closing costs and a security system. But even though we haven’t sealed the deal yet, we’re coming very close!

The amazing part of this project is that the individual efforts of a bunch of bloggers are making such a big difference to a group of women. This is what a community is really about.  And were else can you see donations doing something so huge so fast?  

How to Win Any Local Political Campaign Online


Admittedly I did not apply the philosophy below to my own local elections this year.  But this is the method I followed to help a Progressive Democrat win in Western New York.  The candidate had been posting some things on a site I ran and I noticed his campaign site needed help.

1. Make sure your coding is correct so that the search engines will be able to index your site properly.  Your site should be ready to go before you announce, if not make it a priority ASAP as media articles referring to you will sometimes include links to your site and you don’t want it to look like a mess. Yes a blog is a must.  An events calendar is also very helpful as people feel welcome to join in the fun right away.

2. Post photos of the candidate interacting with people at local events.  At the same time begin advertising the site in every conceivable location, if the site is broken down into issues register those sections of the site with indexes that are related to the topic, register news feeds with aggregate sites and search for local engines and link lists.

My Dinner With clammyc


I’ve long been a fan of noted blogger clammyc.  He is a tireless and eloquent patriot blogging for the cause.  He is also a pioneer in the field of blog radio and a soon-to-be new father.  After following his writing for a year or more I finally met him face to face at YKOS in Chi-town this past August.  In the course of our conversations there he mentioned that he had a trip to Atlanta coming up in the fall.  I told him to get in touch if he had any free time.  

I Mean What I Say

And I said what I meant. I posted a diary last night at the Orange Satan site doing the very narcissistic adios thing. So, does any one here want to talk about Latin American issues, immigration and the assorted idiocies involved in such discussions? Are enough people interested if I were to post a semi regular diary on LA topics?  

Netroots Go Boom

What a day,

This was all foreshadowed recently on Bill Maher’s show when Kos was speaking of the netroots in the past tense, apparently without even realizing it.  He said that news media wasn’t allowing critical voices to be heard a few years ago which is why DailyKos became so popular but failed to point out the critical work being currently done and did not even mention the future of the netroots.

On a previous media appearance Kos said that anyone who posted photoshopped pictures on his website was an idiot. I figure that ruled out about 35% of the top posters who were now completely ignored as idiots by the guy they were helping to make rich.  Arrogant?  Hell yes.  Self serving?  Ahuh.  

So perhaps we need better leaders.  Perhaps here we need A leader.  Because right now we aren’t accomplishing a hell of a lot.

Did the netroots go boom?

Is it worth salvaging?  Or have our leaders already left us for the country club?

Rove vs. kos

arubyan brings us the scoop that Markos’ “mind blowing” opponent will be KKKarl Rove himself.

I actually think this is good news, because it gives huge credibility to Markos that ‘Bush’s Brain’ himself is required to counterbalance him.

KKKarl is slick, I hope Markos has the chops for it.

Rove vs. Kos at Newsweek by arubyan

Update: kos’ Front Page piece

Next time you’re frustrated with DKos remember this magic

I know the Docudharma community exists because of some of the frustrations people have had with some aspects of the culture over at Big Orange.

So, I want to tell you about something special that went on over at the Daily Kos last night that will remind you what the DKos community has at its heart – underneath some of the sniping. Yesterday at 3pm, AndyT posted what is probably the definitive diary on the Pretty Bird Woman House, partly because he did a lot of extra research on the shelter itself. Devilstower then Front Paged it around 4pm. Well, then something amazing happened. People were touched. Momentum Happened. A matching grant happened. We went from having $3600 at 4pm to having about $11,500 at 10pm, when the challenge expired. We now have $12,800 at 1pm EST, and this isn’t even counting the match.

Because this community is derived from that community, the same kinds of big hearts are over here as well (minus the candidate wars :)). Both communities are really special.

Of course, if you haven’t chipped in yet (and it doesn’t have to be a monetary contribution if you’re short on cash), this is an invitation to do so. But read this diary first.


This is Andy Ternay’s diary, cross-posted with his permission.

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If you are a progressive, odds are you want to make the world a better place – not just for you and your cronies, but for everyone. This diary gives you a concrete chance to do exactly that – to make the world a better place for families.

The diary below the fold largely comes from an interview with the Director of Pretty Bird Woman House, Georgia Little Shield and from the Amnesty International report Maze of Injustice – The failure to protect Indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA, published in April 2007.  When I have drawn from other sources I have provided a link or citation.

If you already know you want to contribute, donate here.

dKos, BillO, and Conspiracy Theories

So BillO has run off the rails again tonight.  Accusing dK of being “Nazis of the Left” and of supporting 9/11 Conspiracy Theories.

More evidence he doesn’t bother to read.

Now if I had a good way to provide you with the Media Matters link I would, but I leave it as an exercise.

On the other hand here on this site we can be as tinfoil as we want because we’re proud to be called “far left loonies” by the likes of BillO and Faux Noise.

Bring it falafel boy.

Burma: Systematic Rape/Murder and That Chevron Ad

Riddle me this: Why is the largest “progressive” blog in the world advertising Chevron, an undeniable culprit in the state sponsored torture, rape and murder of innocent Burmese women and children? And before you say the all too familiar phrase “because its his blog and he can do what he wants” please join me below:

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