Submitted by Cujo359 on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 1:49am
It's spring in the Pacific Northwest, so I thought we should take a break from hard science and just stop to enjoy the flowers. I saw these at one of the local gas stations today. At first, the flowers looked like azaleas to me, but when I looked at the leaves and the structure of the plants, it seemed pretty clear that they were rhododendrons. Both flowers tend to be among the first perennials to bloom here. So we'll call them rhodies, though opposing viewpoints are welcome.
More importantly, they're magenta:
Submitted by scarshapedstar on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 11:20am
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Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 4:38pm
David Brown and Patrick Martin of wsws don’t think so, either. In their article, “Obama’s Cynical Gesture to Immigrant Youth” they have put together a more comprehensive argument than my initial one, which was based on the merciless sirens of cognitive dissonance that bounce around in my skull every time Obama opens his mouth.
Not that they don’t have strong feelings also. They call this “gesture” of Obama’s “CYNICAL” and “SELF-SERVING” and a probable “TROJAN HORSE.” Read below the fold...
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Submitted by jeffroby on Sun, 05/01/2011 - 7:04pm
... and build a viable independent alternative. Over the past few months, I’ve put out various comments stressing the critical need for organization, that the growing cries for action post Egypt/Wisconsin (we must take to the streets, general strike!, vote them out) remain at a level of abstraction, or calls to individuals, calls for morality, calls for courage. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Sat, 04/30/2011 - 3:08pm
Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Fri, 04/01/2011 - 3:34pm
Note: I originally posted a version of this at FireDogLake.com, only to see it flagged as spam and my account deactivated. I guess certain persons don't like having their lack of any moral foundation challenged. Oh well. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Sat, 03/26/2011 - 2:14pm
The responses to my previous entry were exactly what I hoped they would be: lively. And I'm not done yet, not by a long shot. I'm going to expand upon a comment I made in the other thread. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 8:32pm
I seem to recall that someone, late last month, posted an entry arguing that it is immoral for Democrats not to run a primary challenge against Barry Obama in 2012, in light of the things he's done to institutionalize Bush-Cheney crimes. (Glenn Greenwald chronicled the latest violation of the Constitution by Obama on his own blog, which you can read here). Read below the fold...
Submitted by brucedixon on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 1:48pm
In Georgia legislation has already passed the House which out-does Arizona for pure spite, and cracker meanness. GA's Brown Codes, as some are calling them, would...
- codify the racist slur "illegal alien" into state law
- make it a felony (1-5 years in prison) to look for a job with any false ID. Second offense 3 to 15 years.
- make it a felony (3-15 years) if that ID was of an actual person, living or dead
- make it a misdemeanor (up to 1 year in prison) to give an undocumented person a ride, a felony for more than 7.
- obligate law enforcement officers, school principals, health care professionals and others to ascertain the citizenship of everybody they come into contact with
- grant any yahoo with a computer and legal forms standing and free discovery to sue any state or local government official or unit of local government that fails to enforce the Brown Codes with exemplary rigor.
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 01/25/2011 - 1:04pm
CNET: Justicce Department seeks mandatory data retention
Compare and contrast this with its attitude to mers and mortgages. Read below the fold...