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    Florida's Amendment 2 Medical Marijauna

    This November the voters in Florida will be voting on Amendment to legalize medical marijuana. In order for it to pass 60% of the voters have to vote yes on it. This will amend the state constitution to allow it's use.  A group called United for Care was the force behind getting bill on the ballot. Florida will be the first state in the deep South to legalize medical marijuana if it passes.  

    Are we Manufacturing Consent on Flight 17

     Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) is a documentary film  with a point of view corporate media is a profit-driven institution which tends to serve and further the agendas of the interests of dominant, elite groups in the society.

    Mexican kids, world's luckiest!

    Mexican children, unlike their unfortunate neighbors from slightly to the south, are apparently to be envied for the secure and loving bosom  in which their enlightened country envelops them.

    Notwithstanding the depravity of Mexican narco traffickers, who will not hesitate to decorate the public square with the heads of those who discomfort them, no Mexican children are forcibly recruited as drug couriers, sellers, or lookouts, unlike those unfortunates in Honduras, El Salvador, or Guatemala.

    Footing the Bill for Assisted Suicide

    One of issue that will become increasingly debated over coming ten years, in part due to the aging baby boomers, will be the legalization of assisted suicide

    It is already legal in places like Oregon and upheld (surprisingly) by the US Supreme Court.

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    Ed Shultz Interviews Annette Taddeo Chair of Miami Florida Democratic Party On Raw Story

    On Tuesday Ed Shultz interviewed Annette Taddeo Chair of Miami Florida Democrats and also a member of the DNC Executive Committee.  

     

    Taddeo at LS lobby

     

    Annette Taddeo

    The Ultimate Bio-fuel we all can Enjoy !

    Turns out, the dregs left over from the distilling process, pot ale,  for scotch has quite a kick as the drink itself.

     

    So if you want to support a move away from carbon-based fuels, drink more scotch !!!

     

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/11/15/2946641/whisky-biofuel/

    A Thank You Note

    Dear Dagblog,

    Just a quick note to say "thanks" for all your efforts to make us happy! You even went so far as to disappear for over a day, which must have been hard for someone who loves to be seen as much as you do. But you did it for us. Your facelift is amazing! Just enough change to enhance your natural qualities while staying true to the Dagblog we've grown to love.

    Testing

    Testing

    Hobby Lobby-A huge gift to the left. Who's your Daddy?

    It has become a commonplace observation amongst historians of the interface between politics and jurisprudence that the enunciation of Roe v Wade, as much as it brought immediate relief from unwanted pregnancy to hundreds of thousands of women, had the perverse effect of truncating the slow but inexorable progress of democratic reform of patriarchal anti-choice law.

     

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    Portrait of a Sixty-Four Year-Old Child - Look At Rick Perry's Expression

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE
     
    Portrait of a Sixty-Four Year-Old  Child - Look At

    Breathe

    Sometimes it feels like the whole world is in turmoil. There's no end to the bad news, no rest for the weariest information Googler or cable news addict. The constant bombardment of brightly colored linkiness is just enough to keep us hooked. Funnily enough, once we check the TV for breaking news, our handheld whatevers for in-depth website analysis and favorite blogs for our opinions, we're kinda let down. Deflated balloons in need of someone else's hot air. How fortunate that it's always abundantly available.

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    Frederick Douglass

    Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree
     

    Frederick Douglass: America - Through the Eyes of a REAL Black Man
    

     

    Don't Reform the Supreme Court

    http://media.komonews.com/images/Supreme+Court+Cellpho_Cata+copy.jpgIn the aftermath of the ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby (and a few other decisions), there are some who are calling for reform of the Supreme Court.  In May, Norm Ornstein in the Atlantic makes a compelling case for term limits, and links to another Atlantic article by David Paul Kuhn a few years back about the increased polarization of the Supreme Court in recent times.

    Personnel File

    Good morning, employee. I am the Benevolent Overseer of Subservient Subordinates. You may refer to me as BOSS. I understand that you and the other female employees have some questions, and I am pleased to address your concerns. However, bear in mind that while your time is at my disposal your speech is strictly limited, so keep your input to a minimum. Proceed.

    You wish to lodge a what?

    WHAT'S IN A WORD?

    Reparation. It's a word that elicits gut reactions and knee-jerk commentary. It serves as a blanket to both cover our ills and comfort our transgressions. Yet its fabric cannot repair or replace broken dreams or tears shed long ago. History cannot be changed. But can the glaring holes in the blanket be stitched with inferior threads by a shameful country? Case in point:

    The War to End all Wars -- Lessons Learned, Lessons Pondered

    One hundred years ago to the day, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was shot and killed along with his wife Sophie, while touring the city of Sarajevo.  The assassin was a 19 year-old Serbian nationalist, and of course this was the spark that precipitated the First World War.  Austria responded with a series of demands that Serbia could not comply with, Germany stood by Austria, Russia by Serbia, and France by Russia (the latter alliance prompted by France's humiliation in a war against Germany back in 1870).  

    Prez: "Impeachment? Bring it, suckahs!"

    It is widely held that John Boehner's latest bit of clowning (the impending lawsuit over executive action over reach) is a desperate attempt to placate the impeachment hawks in his caucus.

    We Know It When We See It

    I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description ["hard-core pornography"]; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.
        —Justice Potter Stewart, concurring opinion in Jacobellis v. Ohio 378 U.S. 184 (1964), regarding possible obscenity in The Lovers.

    This past weekend was the 50th Anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s decision on Jacobellis v. Ohio, in which Justice Stewart included his opinion that utilized the (now possibly over-used) expression “I know it when I see it.” Later he would state:

    “In a way I regret having said what I said about obscenity -- that’s going to be on my tombstone. When I remember all of the other solid words I’ve written…I regret a little bit that if I’ll be remembered at all I’ll be remembered for that particular phrase.”

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    The "Brilliance" Game, and How it Works

    Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

     

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