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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

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Well. That Went Fast.

Happy 20th blogiversary to the persnicketiest band of muckrakers and misfits in Blogger Land. It all started when a dirty effing hippie named Markos Hemp Flower Rainbow Moonbat Moulitsas emerged from his deep-state law school cocoon, flapped his tie-dye wings on May 26, 2002, and proclaimed: “I am progressive. I am liberal. I make no apologies.” It's been all high-quality blah blah blah ever since.

"The" Daily Kos percolated for several months before I discovered it (via the Dean for America blog) and got addicted to the weekly 2004 primary “cattle calls” (which were revived for 2020, delighting audiences around the globe). After that, all hell broke loose and it's been a sprint for world domination ever since. (Monaco signed its surrender papers yesterday and, in keeping with our time-honored custom, we ransacked the presidential palace and used the spoils to buy several tons of arugula and chardonnay.)


Today Daily Kos has an amazing Elections Team, affiliation with Civiqs polling, dulcet-toned David Waldman and Justice Putnam on the radio, an activism and community-building arm, talented front-page and diary contributors (of note lately: Kos’s and Mark Sumner's Ukraine updates and Joan McCarter's laser-focus on the doings in the Senate), and groups within the community that focus on everything from environmental issues and labor to pooties and the day's top comments.

We also continue to raise a ton of money and generate grassroots support for campaigns at the local, state, and federal level. Among our registered members: Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, John Fetterman, Stacey Abrams, Raphael Warnock, and Stephen Colbert.

We even caught the eye of late luminaries like Ted Kennedy and Harry Reid (may they rest in a hereafter with no fucking filibuster rules). Tonight we pour out a splash of drinkey in their honor, and all the beloved DK community members—too many, dammit—who have left us.

Despite the meta wars, sigh-inducing GBCWs, and the sheer crazy volume of information that gets posted every day, The 'The' "The" Daily Kos is still a vital national source of netroots-level analysis, opinion, issue-vetting, fundraising, snarking, storytelling and flying furniture. Only a fool would try to herd our breed of cats. So from all of me to all of you—especially you, Kos, our mighty Keyboard Kingpin and your “squadrons of rabid lambs”—Happy #20 from user ID #2574. May your hearts remain progressive, and your hands always be filled with pies.

And now, our feature presentation…


Cheers and Jeers for Thursday, May 26, 2022

Note: Just a quick heads-up that C&J will not appear in the pages of this online supermarket coupon clipper Monday, so that we may........

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