Good morning 99percenters!
I don't have time to put a decent OT together so this will have to do. This Tuesday time slot is now open if someone would like to take it. If someone wants to put together a better OT, have at it, I can delete this one later. Thanks.
Black activists and immigration groups have banded together in a coalition called #Rights4AllInDR to protest the Dominican Republic's policy to make people of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic stateless.
Because Americans have come to prefer political echo chambers, it's important to looks at the polls in order to see what Americans truly care about.
It's just as important, after looking at the polls, to understand why.
Not bad for a taxi driver
Monday morning poetry
Still I rise
This will be short.
There are a couple of diaries up on DK about another police shooting of a young black man in Ferguson, with the obligatory leaving him bleeding out while they... I don't know. Check the donuts at the 7-11?
The cops of course are claiming they were fired upon (although according to both diaries that seems plausible in this case). And of course they did the obvious thing; fire blindly while civilians were all around.
One year ago yesterday President Obama ordered the bombing of ISIL.
That's enough time to take stock of what we have and haven't accomplished.
There's been 5,946 coalition airstrikes, almost all of them American, nearly evenly divided between Iraq and Syria.
Good Morning 99percenters!
Morning news dump and music by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
The U.S.-Russia “phony war”: How Washington warmongers could bring us from stalemate to catastrophe
One of two outcomes is likely: Another long Cold War, or a great power conflict
The Ukraine crisis and the attendant confrontation with Russia assume a “phony war” feel these days. As in the perversely calm months between the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and the Blitzkrieg into the Low Countries the following spring, nothing much seems to be happening.
Tonight's installment of Evening Bues Weekend Edition will be hosted by yours truly.
IT will feature vocalist, multi-instrument musician and composer/songwriter Steve Winwood. Among other things, Steve co-founded three bands:
Spencer Davis Group (Gimme Some Lovin)
Not six months passed, after Robin Williams' ashes went into San Francisco Bay, before his terminal wife, and his various earlier children, commenced an ugly and public legal battle over his all and every monified possessions: "photographs, bicycles, fossils, and toys."
All parties, to all suits, screaming "mine! mine! mine! mine!”
Hey everybody! It's hump day Friday! Today's Beastiable is Senator Ted Cruz(mel). He has said and done beastly things for many years now, and so he has earned his turn as one of Les Beastiables.
NOTE FOR NEW READERS: This series features a new Les Beastiables cartoon every Wednesday about 1:45 PM Eastern. We indulge in a little Franglish because the French are tres classy. But I digresse.
For serious discussion of the issues, please join me below the break. Then you'll be able to "cleanse your palate" with a cute photo before you leave.