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Archives: April 29, 2012

I would like to apologize for a jury comment I left on Friday

Sometimes I really miss this:

How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes (3,830 words)

Barack Obama Killed It At The Correspondent's Dinner

If Mitt is such a poor candidate, why does everyone that counts say it will be a very close election

Chamber of Commerce clamps down hard on social conservatives on reproductive bills

Corporations didn't die... (Photo)

Click here to join the grand re-opening of the DU Grotto!

Shocking letters hidden for 76 yrs reveals Edward VIII's Abdication was orchestrated by

Much Fodder for Obama at White House Journalists’ Event

Sonic Youth appreciation

So this Bob Ivers guy...

Gov't Mule covering War Pigs by Black Sabbath

Was their any Fox news jokes at the WH press dinner?

A Powerful Reading List For You All... From My Former Professor 'The Economics Of Racism'

Phish covering Chumbawamba Tubthumping

President Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner (full speech)

Government cuts slow economic recovery

Diablo Canyon knocked offline, powerless against tiny jellyfish-like creature (salps)

Warmer climate having global ocean effect (surface salinity changes)

Scientists see increase in tiger prawn sightings

Just heard a great one from Obama

The Mitt Romney Saves Detroit Visual Cavalcade (Dialup warning)

Anyone reading "Why Marx Was Right" by Terry Eagleton?

Introducing a fake (slideshow-style) music video from my band - GREEN SPARKLE FROG...

Oakland Raiders to donate 10 percent of season tickets to Oakland schools

black peter

Obama's Best Jokes from the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner

Defending Medicare mailing list

Gloat Free NBA Post-Season Scores (Saturday, April 28)

Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Saturday, April 28)

Dancing Smilie Please!

Just received today "Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps no more "

Science: It'd damn refreshing

3:38AM...waking every night

One more day? Newt is dropping out on Wed, not Tuesday.

A doctor and a lawyer . . .

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Jimmy Kimmel Skewers Obama at 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Report: Major UK retailer boycotts settlement goods

Head injury turns college dropout into a maths genius

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Fozzy Osbourne Edition

If it ever were, how would the details of legalizing pot be handled?

President Obama: 'It’s a boy-eat-dog world out there'

Republicans?... Is Mitt Romney the best you got?

Thoughts on this video?

49ers draft player with sickle cell anemia..

South Australia mounts lawsuit against tobacco companies

FUCK: U.S. Amasses Stealth-Jet Armada Near Iran

New York City is hiring election workers.

Did anyone watch the White House correspondents’ dinner last night?...

WaPo: Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.

Freedom Isn't Free

Netanyahu: Israel soon to require national service for Israeli Arabs

Nuclear Famine: Global Impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and Nutrition

Good discussion on Unions on Up with Chris Hayes

Ulpana can't turn into a memorial for Israel's rule of law Haaretz Editorial

'Four years later, she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena'

Look at this graph that Chris Hayes just put up on his show

It’s official: China now eats twice the meat we do

"What is the difference between a Hockey Mom and a Pitt Bull"?

Is it time to give up?

A giant of a man

What Did the Israeli Army Chief Actually Say About Iran?

A giant of a man (cross post from UK group)

The ‘Drone War’ Expands

Sunday Morning Hugs for Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!

Need a[nother] reason to quit smoking?

Mean Income for each Income Group 1967 - 2009

Ever wonder when the GOP figured out they could lie right into Americans faces and get away with it?

What does a middle-class American who is thinking of voting Republican look like?

You know Moody's, the bond-rating guys? Here's what they think of various stimulus options.

GE faces Occupy protest over it's low taxes - CEO falsely claims it pays high rate

Have you heard? The "poor" in America aren't really poor.

Found something fun at a yardsale...

Charlie Brown and Snoopy TV shows available as digital downloads

Hockey's New Battle Against Homophobia

Good morning.

Woman saves child from sacrifice in cemetery

Sundays Doonesbury: I Need A Tax Break

Economic devestation has created a thru-hiker population that has increased significantly...

Should the message to a jury indicate that the Terms of Service box was checked?

My daughter has a hyssop plant. Does anybody have ideas for using it?

"Partisan Divide" On Energy Issues Is A Myth, Strong Bipartisan Support Seen For Shift To Cleaner En

A question about hyssop...

On Chicago local fox news Interview Sen Durbin Just Was Asked How He Would Improve the Health Care

The 2012 Honorees in Stamps from the USPS: Classic Film Edition

Message from Russ Feingold

Of course there's slackers trying to game the system

White House Correspondents Dinner on C-Span at 10:30 am

Obama's re-election campaign has put Bill Clinton on notice that he will be used as a top surrogate

Occupy the SEC takes on Big Banks and the London Whale

Northern Ireland car bombs 'would have caused devastation

GOP Firm's "CEO's" In The Dark (They'd never heard of debt-ridden sock-puppet company)

Boehner: Obama picking fake fights (Boner cries to Candy - boo-effing-hoo)

Drone strike kills four suspected militants in Pakistan

Get ready for new face of gun owners

Mitt Romney is the kind of politician...

the age range here on du, please.

Reading of the Declaration of Independence

US: Mexico seized 68,000 guns from US since 2006

Man accused of pointing gun at another at Little League ballgame

The Slackers Gaming The System Are The Rich And Not The Poor, The Middle Class Or Workers.

Va. study makes economic case for renewable energy

david gregory & meet the press

Was that ReTHUG inauguration night 'how to satotage Obama' raised on any of the Sunday Talk Shows?

David Gregory needs to get a job on Fox

Goethe and the search for the spirit of science

Has Metallica always sucked?

Let's do a "ROVE", and destroy Reagan legacy chimera.

Money As Debt - Parts 1, 2, and 3 (animated films by Canadian Paul Grignon about the banking system)

WOW!! Did Maddow expose a HUGE Achilles heal of the RMoney campaign on MTP this morning?

The writer of one of the all time great political movies 'The Distinguished Gentleman' is on

CISPA, Netizens and the Internet's Coming of Age Party

Jeebus, Carly Fiorina is a moron.

Top Romney Adviser: Obama’s ‘One Of The Most Divisive Presidents’

What do y'all think? Is this the modern day equivalent...........

Voting Rights Uprising: Activists in Three States Help GOP's Targets Get Voter ID

Awesome Obama poster or bumper sticker

Why Low Minimum Wages Kill Jobs and Crush Living Standards for Everyone

Could Ed Henry show any more disdain for the President?

5 ways teacher unions have bargained to help their students

Now this is what I call a political ad

The Yellow Hotel in Lusk, WY

Gibbs: Romney’s Message Is ‘You Didn’t Clean Up Our Mess Fast Enough’

Demographics Favor Obama Over Romney in November Election

Matt Stoller is trying to convince people to not vote for Obama

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired = theft from those who hunger"

"You can't park there!!"

Vets navigate tough new terrain _ the job market

Just stop already.

Krugman just shut down the "raise the retirement age argument" George Will said raise it

Atheist scouts told to “keep quiet” or lie about their beliefs

Mad cow discovery reignites debate: Are U.S. food-safety laws too lax?

Don't Tread On Me

John Boehner: Americans 'Do Not Want To Vote For A Loser'

The original "Bedazzled" is on TCM!1 Peter COOK, Dudley MOORE

Partisan Spin Denies Obama Credit for Immigration Success

The center has been pulled way over to the right - "Their" definition of compromise is conversion.

How to increase deficit by $1.1 Trillion without changing policies

Ask the Religion Experts: How important is the synagogue, church, mosque or other structure?

The Hat Maker

Lawyer: Angela Corey missed deadline to release evidence

Are there ANY tv/internet/phone bundles that aren't a scam?

Meet the Press: Rachel Maddow on women

when the system fails you it may be tolerable but when it fails your children

Occupy the regulatory system!

My Mitt Romney Poll

The GOP's Death Wish: Why Republicans Can't Stop Pissing Off Hispanics, Women, and Young People

Anybody Can Be Racist

Unstable ground: The fine line between self-defense and murder

Re: The Orange Boner..."Americans don't want to vote for a loser"

Gibbs: Romney’s Message Is ‘You Didn’t Clean Up Our Mess Fast Enough’

Corkscrew Wind Turbine Now Powering Cleveland Indians Stadium

Tens of thousands protest health, education cuts across Spain

Tell me you love your vacuum.

Script errors

Unexceptionalism: A Primer by E.L. Doctorow

The Affordable Care Act - Stronger Benefits to Seniors, Billions in Savings This Year

##Duplicate Posts 2: Electric Bugaloo (Now with a poll!)##

St. Louis tent collapse raises safety questions

Deadly attack on Nigeria's Bayero university in Kano

(R)asmussen says Hillary's favorability declines

Badass Sandra Fluke...

Tampa City Council asks Gov Scott to ban concealed carry for GOP convention

British Red Cross doctor kidnapped in Pakistan found beheaded

Congratulations MO women and men for an outstanding march yesterday

Planned Parenthood vs the NRA: Constrasting models of freedom

Joel Osteen; Being gay is a sin!!!

New details emerge about Google's wif-fi snooping

Wildlife Services' brutal methods leave a trail of animal death

John Nichols on New Teacher Rule: "So Draconian It Takes People Awhile to Believe It's Real"

A Question about the White House Correspondent's Dinner

Ah the gear dilemma....

Krugman: We’re Doomed


Dumbass' record accomplishment

Paul Krugman: Ben Bernanke Has Been ‘Assimilated by the Borg’

Reality is still on "ignore"

Priest who "accidentally" showed pictures of naked men to Communion parents is on "sabbatical leave"

Activists prepare for (another) rally to close San Onofre nuclear power plant

Romney's New Campaign Song: JOB DESTROYER (by the Kinks)

Jimmy Kimmel at NerdProm (WHCAD).

State media: Egyptian military council will form new government

Do I look good in a swimsuit?

Spanish language channel, Mondo FOX, coming in June.

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but Brad Miller's replacement is in this debate

Wow, unbelievable GOP poker painting....

Best Political Cartoons of the Week

In Case You Missed This... 'My Faith-Based Retirement' - By Joe Nocera/NYT


Scott Walker's Austerity Agenda Yields 'Worst Job Losses in US'

US pastor burns Korans to urge Iran clergyman release

The Faux-sters have been giddy all all day about Senator Treasure Trail's basketball shot

I read two comic strips today that were funny.

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaah poor ReTHUGS

Bernie A-Twitter Over VAWA, WOW

Netanyahu Considers Elections Amid Exemptions Dispute

Sen. Franken praises Labor Department for withdrawing new child labor rules

I'm in Lee, MA for the week

Math: Exxon profit and gas consumption

Jerry Brown: GOP must move out of their "reactionary cul-de-sac"

I'm in the Berkshires (MA) for the week..

When Zimmerman evidence is released, what will it show?

Ex-Mossad Chief Dagan: Conflict between Israel, Iran is the entire world's problem

Taterguy said I should post this.

San Francisco Democratic Party tells Obama to end crackdown on medical marijuana

New Jersey warehouse unveils massive rooftop solar project

Sudan 'declares emergency' on border with South Sudan (BBC)

Backfilling Nuclear Shutdowns With Efficiency And Renewables In Japan, Germany And California?

Iraq to get first F-16 jets in early 2014: official

The auto bail-out is Obama's idea. The health insurance mandate is Romney's idea.

The greatest threat that Iraq ever posed against us...

Former Israeli premier Olmert joins Israeli opposition to strike at Iranian nuclear sites

Best Political Cartoon.....

WI School Board Assn Confirms Some Schools Will Be Forced to Cut Teacher Pay or Lay Teachers Off

Columnist: Gerrymandering is causing disappearance of moderates in PA. Legislature and US Congress

There's a real SOB on "60 Minutes" tonight.

ALEC on a Collision Course with Air Force over Renewable Energy

Rhetorical question on wilderness vs. development.

Corbett's New Asset Test for Food Stamps Goes into Effect - Will Cost PA. money

Wisconsin: Teacher Tanya Lohr announces challenge against Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman

Snowe’s retirement leaves Senate Dems with tough decision

Jury system, emergent community consensus? Vote three times instead of two.

Boehner: Romney’s Wealth Won’t Hurt Him Because ‘The American People Don’t Want To Vote For A Loser’

Newty encouraged by President, to stay in the race (one more day)

President Obama has abandoned America's veterans. Right?

Oh Look... The Pinkertons Are Back... 'Banks Cooperate To Track Occupy Protesters' - SFGate

Experience a thunderous caption-gasm as you caption Grifterella & The Nuge.

When you think things are bad, be thankful you don't have a daughter married to this guy

Pakistan reveals efforts to hunt down Osama bin Laden

The Recipe...

Take your evil, immoral desire for birth control elsewhere...

Bin Laden files show al-Qaida and Taliban leaders in close contact

Militants' quick training in Pakistan poses problem to intelligence agencies

Taterguy is having fun in one thread in the H & M forum saying "f**k".

(Condescending) GOP strategist (Alex Castellanos): Women Don’t Make Less Money Than Men - RS

MiddleFingerMom has always been a multi-tasker.

Join a literacy brigade to El Salvador-deadline May 1

DU's TOS is quite clear about not advocating violence, but

Nine words that are an easy way to protect Medicare and Social Security in perpetuity

Which foods accumulate the highest levels of industrial toxins?

Do Your Part to Stop Genocide

Gibbs: Romney’s Message Is ‘You Didn’t Clean Up Our Mess Fast Enough’

Political satire from the Left Coast Sports Babe

This also could be called the looting of America the education edition

How can Dr. Who get cooler?

Dinner at the Bluecrosse Inn

Does anyone have really good recipe for granola?

Paul Ryan facing family budget crisis.

skype video problem

Multivitamin supplements and breast cancer, Zinc supplements and prostate cancer

Shumpert blows knee out, Heat in 4

Here's A Poster You Might Like...

Why Liberalism?

1992 Los Angeles Riots in Music

Waukesha County (Wisconsin) interfaith organization: Do not fear proposed mosque

How vulnerable is Michele Bachmann this fall?

"Newt Gingrich sat down at the bedside of his dying campaign ...

well hell, just lost the heating element to my oven

Up w/Chris Hayes - OWS organizes May Day strike

I heart steroids

Obama Campaign Confronts Voter ID Laws

The El Diablo nuke plant. Some history I dug up regarding protests

La Bamba’ actor expects Romney ‘in a photo op outside a taco stand’

At least they have The Energy Squad!

Leftwing media bias, huh?

Walmart Unaccountable to Consumers’ Demands

As requested.

President Obama Announces Jodi Gillette as Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs

Just wanted you all to I deeply appreciate all of my fellow liberals.

A facebook friend of mine criticizes unions from the left:

National Day of Prayer Task Force claims that atheists are awakening a 'sleeping giant'

Billion dollar GEO prison-for-profit group abandons its Mississippi 'cesspool

Eric Cantor and John Boehner meet to discuss future of Social Security and Medicare

ALEC Hall of Fame to open May 1st.

What would you think of the moral values of a person who does this?

This jury nailed it.

Project to boost religious tourism

This is exactly what the right-wing wanted for the US:

Where's the Iraq War?

The truth about "Citizens United" finally reaches the island

Who says the press can't see through the bullshit?

Obama Campaign Confronts Voter ID Laws

Bin Laden files show al-Qaida and Taliban leaders in close contact

You thought I was done with you? I'm not done with you. Not by half. CRUSH WITH CUTE!

rough weather in this area yesterday

Georgia Inmate Gives Birth in Cell, Baby Dies

Obesity-Linked Diabetes Harder to Treat in Children

Greased pig “fun” in the gymnasium (except, that is, for the pig)

David Cameron blames UK double-dip recession on eurozone

November is coming!

'The Jews Are in Trouble': A 1936 Warning

"The world is made up of givers and takers. There is no in-between."

Obama's second term promises....

Four charts: GDP, employment, industrial production and real personal income less transfer payments.

Where is Lucinda and what is she having for dinner tonight, Sunday, 4/29?

How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes

Reports emerging that millions of people may have had same horrible nightmare

"The keys to spotting the traitors among us..."

A Senator Fights Back

Photographic proof: Bush Air Nat'l Guard "service" really just two weeks summer camp

In Crisis Over Dissident, U.S. Sends Official to Beijing

Photos from Anchorage's United Against the War on Women march and rally

How Attacks On Obama's Race And Religion Turned Into Jokes

How can people take pleasure to do this to another of god’s creatures?

Far-Right Conservatives Invent New Language

Suddenly, all of my read links in DU are showing up in purple in IE8 ...


Bill Moyers' show today was Great!

Occupy Wall St - The Revolution Is Love

For those who have too much time on their hands

about poverty - how poor have you been, as an adult?

Obama Campaign Grapples With New Voter ID Laws

Bishop Morlino vs. Platteville Catholics

You know, when Andy Stephenson death was hastened by the hold up of funds to his paypal

Packers take Maine's McMillian in fourth round of NFL Draft

Rachel Maddow Makes History and Triumphs over the War On Women

Manhattan, KS: Democrats strategize at campaign academy

If all you can live for is the American dream, then perhaps you should wake up for a change

SUV falls 60 ft over guard rail at Bronz Zoo - seven dead

Baby Killed By Dog In Henderson, Nevada On His First Birthday (graphic description)

Let’s Lasso Us Some Space Rocks: Asteroid Mining And You

I intend to post here around June 1, 15 lbs lighter

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 30 April 2012

"The Obama Conundrum" (A Global Profiling President) Tom Englehardt...

The Circle of Lies

Eff John Mccain

I'm sooooo excited!!!!!!

Trousers on Fire

The New York Times' latest idiot commentator: Frank Bruni

Dear Republicans

How to Destroy Education While Making a Trillion Dollars

Boehner: Romney’s Wealth Won’t Hurt Him Because ‘The American People Don’t Want To Vote For A Loser’

I wonder how fast a Constitutional challenge will come

Scrap heap may be last stop for secret slice of Navy history

It appears that 60 Minutes Leslie Stahl is in league with Bush

60 minutes.... the leader of OUR torture program is on. jose rodriguez.

Lesley Stahl is doing a masterful job of getting this war criminal to spill the beans on 60 Minutes

I'm watching Leslie Stah's interview on 60 Minutes regarding torture


Hollande's 'Growth Bloc' spells end of German hegemony in Europe

Creation vs. Evolution: College Edition

Florida pastor Terry Jones burns copies of Koran outside church

CBS 60 Minutes- Hooked: Why bad habits are hard to break

Oakland Raiders to donate 10 percent of season tickets to Oakland schools

November 2012 FL legislature

Noam Chomsky: May Day

Our hosts have done a great job. Let's thank them by giving them some relief.

Care for a little head?

BWAHAHA! RimJob kills fund drive thread over "posters who obviously do not agree with our purposes"

Watching a 9/11 doc on tv and can't believe all of the stuff Bush got away with

Non-NFL-fan question

Israel court puts 60-day hold on settlement razings

Keith has a sad re Kimmel...

last nights dinner

Libya's Gaddafi-era oil chief found floating dead in Danube

Poll: Do you think this guy that the CIA tortured really did all these things he confessed to?

Creepy Romney picture on TPM. Almost Rosemary's Babyesque.

Luke--- really? .....not that there's,,,,well you know

A bird of "bad moral character" landed in a tree near my deck...

So when 60 Minutes interviewed Mr. Bester...

Hard Measures: Ex-CIA head defends post-9/11 tactics

Nam redux

Watching CNN's documentary about Rodney King.

With the corporations acting to co-opt systems, economies and industries they keep good information

the science of anesthesia

NewsNation - Fighting for the female vote

What are you drinking right now? I'm drinking water and lemon juice. I ran out of equal. It tastes

“Rights that women felt were settled for nearly a generation, have suddenly become contested again.


10 most polluted cities in US

A 21st Century Feminist Family ~love

Andrew McCutchen takes his pet Puli to the game >>

Pinch me - watching a Repub debate in Az for my district - there are 5 Repugs... 3 say

The Death Of Facts In An Age Of "Truthiness"

Hey iverglas...... What's going on North of the Border?

Anyone lose it (OK - THEM!) on a regular basis?

TYT: Raise Taxes On The Poor - Eric Cantor

ALWAYS clean the catbox in a timely fashion. ALWAYS!!!

fair & balanced

Woohoo! I officially hate straight sex!

MiddleFingerMom believes breakfast is important, BUT... ... ... ... ...

(stepping into it) - What's the difference b'tween Bob SEGER & SPRINGSTEEN?!1

Usual Rethug empathetic-when-it-happens-to-me thread:


If Romney’s Finances Were Vetted Would His Pinstripes Turn Into an Orange Jumpsuit?

Daily Kos: When a Blue Dog falls in primary, every Democrat in Congress hears it

Forrest Gump is on TBS tonight. It is one of the only movies I can watch over and over

Need some help with flowers suited to southern California.

Leaked Video: Live Goats' Legs Cut off By U.S. Military.

Peru investigates deaths of more than 500 pelicans

Ah anti nuke demonstration at San Onofre

San Onofre protest today... did I mention light really, REALLY sucked

Demonstation in front of the San Onofre power plant today

Let The County Grounds Serve As Symbol Of Scott Walker’s Legacy

Student Protests Force Quebec’s Liberal Party Convention Out Of Montreal - AFP/RawStory

Obama Campaign Develops Slogan to Exploit Romney's Dog Problem

Why did Gingrich even bother to show up at the WHCD last night?

Ammo Selection

Romney's World View

Who or what creates good-paying jobs?

Ann Romney: "I love the fact that there are women who don't have a choice and they must go to work"

TRAMPOLINE by Green Sparkle Frog...

Anyone ever see the movie Revolutionary Road with Leonardo Dicaprio? Is it any good?

So a man lies about a blow job and he gets impeached...

Henry Clay Estate nearing the golden hour

Banks Working with Police to ‘Identify, Map and Track’ Occupy Protesters

Gotta Love This Coming Out Video: Kid Tells Mom

Idaho primary

Weed: Samuel L. Jackson Reveals the "Real" origin of the Hulk,

According to the most recent 270towin map....

Lewis Lapham: Machine-Made News

Best Volley Thus Far from Our Side in the War on Women

new term that I came across today... GOPathetic

What is the best way to combat-

How about some of those famous Lounge vibes, please??

Anyone else watch "60 Minutes" tonight?

Sudan Declares State of Emergency as Clashes Continue's first preliminary map of the season

watched the videos about the Nasty Koch Brothers at the UU church today. Seems like

Zimmerman's attorney plans to delay request for evidence

"Cops Would Be Liable Arresting Citizens For Recording Under Approved Conn. Bill"

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, May 1st: Something's Fishy

Man run over by taxi during altercation in Montreal. Graphic video warning.

Man run over by taxi during altercation in Montreal. Graphic video warning.

Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Sunday, April 29)

Do issues matter in the 2012 election, or are demographics destiny?

What the FUCK is wrong with people?

Fresh Debt Scandal Rocks Minnesota Republican Party

Three Words That Made Republicans Lose Their Minds....

How much longer is the media going to allow Abbott to hoodwink the electors.

How did ALEC get exempted from South Carolina lobbying ethics law?