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I've been a member of DU for over 14 years, but now it is time for me to check out. The glee people on this site took over bashing Gov Northam is too much. EW Jackson, VA's version of a RW troll is being respected and his options considered while the Gov who expanded medicare to 800,000 citizens of my state (including an adult son) is bashed over a 35-year old indiscretion. I see DU as being infected by RW trolls and ratfuckers while the admins are largely absent. See 2016 if you don't believe me. While Northam was being bashed, threads appeared bashing Harris (she took a hard stance against Franken) and Booker (he's corporate) and promoted people who will never be elected in America such as Gabbard and Sanders. Their indiscretions are ignored. For what reason? Their unelectability? The members here that aren't RW trolls or ratfuckers are attempting to achieve some type of purity that will never happen due to mankind's flawed nature. People ar human and prone to mistakes. The rhetorical tools that attack people such as HRC, Franken and Northam will be turned on people like Kamala Harris and Justin Fairfax. It is only a matter of time. I refuse to help the RW and the PURE destroy people and our party. DU was a noble idea, but is a tool on the internet being used to ruin the Democratic Party, suppress the vote, and destroy decent candidates. I won't take part in this crap any longer. To my couple of friends here, so long, it was nice chatting with you. You know how to reach me if you want.

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Mother Jones magazine gives us the Antonin Scalia Insult Generator!

Antonin Scalia didn't mince words in his dissenting opinion on Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. The conservative justice called his colleague Anthony Kennedy's opinion for the majority "as pretentious as its content is egotistic," adding that it diminished "this Court's reputation for clear thinking and sober analysis." Over the last three decades, he has peppered his dissents (for the most part) with put-downs of his colleagues, plaintiffs, or whatever it was he was angry about on the day of writing. And now, with Mother Jones' handy Scalia Insult Generator™, you can create your own!


Try it here:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/06/antonin-scalia-insult-generator?tmp=1&0=1&1=6&2=4

Here's mine: "This ad-hocery is Supreme Court peek-a-boo."

Gov. Chris Christie’s Phony Truth-Telling

From the NYT editorial board:

It is part of the legend Mr. Christie has carefully cultivated for many years, with startling success. He is described as “brash” and “bold,” with a certain rough charisma that his political opponents just cannot handle. “I get accused a lot of times of being too blunt and too direct and saying what’s on my mind just a little bit too loudly,” he says in the first video for his presidential campaign, showing him with a selected group of adoring voters.

It’s fundamentally nonsense. There are lines between brash and belligerent, between open and obnoxious, and, most important, between “telling it like it is” and not telling the truth. Mr. Christie crosses those lines all the time, as Tom Moran, the editorial page editor of The Star-Ledger of Newark, documented in a blistering column about Mr. Christie’s “catalog of lies.”


and

Expect to see a lot of Mr. Christie at those phony “town hall” meetings, staged with selected supporters. You will hear a lot about his common touch, his “straight talk” and his love for Bruce Springsteen.

It’s a smoke screen. Look behind it at the governor whose own constituents say by an overwhelming majority that he has done a bad job, should not run for the White House and would make a bad president.


Too much to post here, but they go into good detail on his almost pathological need to lie about everything.

O'Malley to visit Clinton on Saturday

Clinton, Iowa.


O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland, is scheduled to wrap up a three-day visit to Iowa with a 2 p.m. Saturday appearance at the Clinton County Democrats' 4th of July barbecue at the Clinton County Democratic office, 224 22nd Place, Clinton.


http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/elections/o-malley-to-visit-clinton-on-saturday/article_659f5b49-a118-5b9d-a951-89fbd406ee85.html

Here's O'Malley meeting United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 431, union hall in Davenport.


Norway is Building a Highway for Bees

Would you tell the tiny creatures responsible for pollinating crops that provide 35 percent of the world’s food to hit the road? The answer is yes in Norway — the AFP reports that Oslo is creating a “bee highway” to help protect the increasingly embattled pollinators.

The highway is being built as a kind of bee-friendly corridor that encourages places where bees like to both live and feed. The AFP reports that “feeding stations” filled with marigolds, sunflowers and other flowers beloved by bees are being planted to “give the insects safe passage through the city.” Using public and private resources, the highway is the first of its kind.

By building bee havens on rooftops and balconies, writes The Local, Oslo hopes to direct bee traffic from east to west, giving them nectar-rich feeding sources to help offset the stresses of urban life. The plan is being spearheaded by BiBy, an urban bee conservation group that has also set up an online map showing Oslo residents where more plants are needed.

The honey highway is being built as communities around the world are trying to figure out the best way to preserve and encourage disappearing pollinators. It’s a growing crisis in the United States, too: The Wall Street Journal’s Tennille Tracy writes that new data shows that 40 percent of America’s honeybees died in a one-month period ending in April.


Whole article at: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/norway-has-highway-bees-180955703/#BJk2IsM60c4BAtq1.99


Wanna help on a project like this? More info at: http://www.pollinator.org/

x-posted from GD

Norway is Building a Highway for Bees

Would you tell the tiny creatures responsible for pollinating crops that provide 35 percent of the world’s food to hit the road? The answer is yes in Norway — the AFP reports that Oslo is creating a “bee highway” to help protect the increasingly embattled pollinators.

The highway is being built as a kind of bee-friendly corridor that encourages places where bees like to both live and feed. The AFP reports that “feeding stations” filled with marigolds, sunflowers and other flowers beloved by bees are being planted to “give the insects safe passage through the city.” Using public and private resources, the highway is the first of its kind.

By building bee havens on rooftops and balconies, writes The Local, Oslo hopes to direct bee traffic from east to west, giving them nectar-rich feeding sources to help offset the stresses of urban life. The plan is being spearheaded by BiBy, an urban bee conservation group that has also set up an online map showing Oslo residents where more plants are needed.

The honey highway is being built as communities around the world are trying to figure out the best way to preserve and encourage disappearing pollinators. It’s a growing crisis in the United States, too: The Wall Street Journal’s Tennille Tracy writes that new data shows that 40 percent of America’s honeybees died in a one-month period ending in April.


Whole article at: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/norway-has-highway-bees-180955703/#BJk2IsM60c4BAtq1.99


Wanna help on a project like this? More info at: http://www.pollinator.org/

The True History of the Confederate Flag by Tom the Dancing Bug



O'Malley just hired Dave Hamrick (Obama's 2008 campaign adviser in NH/SC)

Hamrick
was a regional field director in Iowa for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign, worked at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2004, and was the national political director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2005 when then-Representative Rahm Emanuel led the group’s efforts to reclaim a congressional majority.

He worked on grassroots efforts for Mr. Obama in New Hampshire and South Carolina during the primaries in 2008, and later in Michigan and Pennsylvania during the general election. He went on to found the group New Partners Consulting with Obama campaign alumni.

In a statement, Mr. O’Malley, who has been modeling his himself as an insurgent outsider, called Mr. Hamrick the “perfect choice.”

“He brings a tremendous amount of political experience and a strong grasp for Iowa politics,” Mr. O’Malley, whose hopes are banking heavily on beating expectations in the caucuses state, said. “Plus, he shares my admiration for our nation’s poet laureate, Bruce Springsteen, and has seen him in concert more than 50 times.”


http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/06/28/martin-omalley-taps-dave-hamrick-obama-veteran-as-campaign-manager/

Hamrick will join senior campaign adviser Bill Hyers (the guy behind Bill de Blasio's campaigns)

O’Malley talks jobs, student debt and environmental change

Democratic presidential candidate Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley fielded questions from a crowd of more than 100 Sunday afternoon during a house party at the home of Carolyn and John Klaus in Ames.

“I think he is a guy who can create some opportunities for us all,” John Klaus said to the crowd who filed into the his backyard with lawn chairs in hand to hear O’Malley speak.


and

As one solution to stimulate the American economy, O’Malley supports immigration reform. He said that 75 percent of Americans are earning the same or less than they did 12 years ago, and something has to be done to improve the economy and wages.



Whole article at:

http://amestrib.com/news/o-malley-talks-jobs-student-debt-and-environmental-change

x-posted from the O'Malley Group

O’Malley talks jobs, student debt and environmental change

Democratic presidential candidate Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley fielded questions from a crowd of more than 100 Sunday afternoon during a house party at the home of Carolyn and John Klaus in Ames.

“I think he is a guy who can create some opportunities for us all,” John Klaus said to the crowd who filed into the his backyard with lawn chairs in hand to hear O’Malley speak.


and

As one solution to stimulate the American economy, O’Malley supports immigration reform. He said that 75 percent of Americans are earning the same or less than they did 12 years ago, and something has to be done to improve the economy and wages.



Whole article at:

http://amestrib.com/news/o-malley-talks-jobs-student-debt-and-environmental-change
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