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Archives: May 12, 2012

Syria says thwarts 1,200 kg car bomb in Aleppo

state by state speak your mind mexico

Young cancer patients & staff lip-syncing "Stronger" goes viral. Truly wonderful.

Facebook potentially getting more annoying - pay to post a bold status...

state by state speak your mind about new mexico

At least - in the last one from today - there's a critter in my underwater photo

Play Misty for Me has been on the tube around here. Reminded me: beautiful, erratic, demanding,

So, I'm guessing Reid expects the Senate to go Republican?

Our Current Problem... From Several Hundred Years Ago...

My post on a Yahoo! news story "Many blacks shrug off Obama's new view on gays"

Obama's gay marriage move has no impact on policies: Still Hasn't Signed Anti-Discrimination Order

Cranbrook Schools and Mitt Romney--How interesting is that?

“Occupy Cop” under attack

Al Gore Got My Attention At "The Planet Is Warming."

Key re same-sex marriage: The word "Marriage" has at least two meanings.

More YouTubes you may have missed: beer bottle blues

The United Front In Countries Where The Social Democrats Are In Office

Bring Back Glass Steagall

Saw-whet owl calling outside our house. Must be spring.

A touching moment with Mitt and his Dad

Love this!

Corker challenger Park Overall agrees with Obama on same-sex marriage

Henson found guilty of conspiracy in robocall scandal

I just saw a picture of the new anti-HIV drug

Prison firm GEO has troubled record

Tuesday is it

Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Friday, May 11)

Grover Norquist is on Maher tonight. Will I go crazy if I watch it?

The GOP is drowning, and Obama has thrown them an anchor

Adam Lambert debuts new equality song

Just want to vent about Mother's Day

U.S. exhibit to showcase a non-violent struggle led by Palestinian women

csziggy gave me the idea for this poll her knee replacement is scheduled for Tuesday

Same-Sex Marriage Polls since 1988 - we are all evolving.....

I call Grover Norquist on this analogy about taxing the rich

White House - West Wing Week: 5/10/12 or ''Teach Your Parents How to Tweet''

Psycho Cop is Psycho

What's for Dinner ~ Saturday May 12th

dose-threshold analysis indicated no threshold - zero dose the best estimate of threshold

Kansas lawmakers pass ‘Sharia’ law bill

...the fuck?

Question for nurses/union members.

Chicago cuts deal with nurses over protest rally Before NATO Summit

A Bipartisan Coalition of the House Tried to Defund Obamas Medical Marijuana Raids Yesterday, FAILED

Despite Opposition, Immigration Agency to Expand Fingerprint Program (Secure Communities in MA, NY)

If We Must FIGHT, Let it Be NOW

Asteroid Vesta is 'last of a kind' rock (BBC) {protoplanet ? }

Taibbi: the evisceration of Dodd-Frank

AARP blogger defends Canadian health care

Attention Virginians: While we're on the subject of high school "pranks,"

Costa Rica: Vice Presidents endorse equal rights for gay couples

Trevor Greene: From one battlefield to another

Holy S*** guys and gals, "other ways of knowing" are actually REAL!

Kucinich commencement speech in UAE

6 ideas for sensible homes--one example in Seattle

Take action against internet restrictions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Arrrgh. FL, Scott, Purging voters: Nearly 200,000 Fla. voters may not be citizens


If dogs could use the computer...

Health Plans Will Pay $1B Obamacare Rebate For Not Spending Enough On Care

Remember those rebate checks W was so proud of sending us?

Poland: Unionists Protest New Retirement Age

Cuba poised for gay marriage

U.S. Hostile Policy against Cuba Remains Intact, Says Official

Romney's hard up niece gets a sprinkler system

Diocese, gay teen reach a compromise (Clinton, Iowa)

Top GOP Pollster to GOP: Reverse On Gay Issues

Want to watch Mitt (Liar) Romney give Liberty's commencement speech? Here's the link:

The Secret Republican Guide to Talking About Gay Marriage

"Man crunchies"

Jesus' Gay Marriage Sing Along! (From Landover Baptist Church)

Tamron Hall Shuts Tim Carney Down: 'You're Not Gonna Come On And Insult Me' (VIDEO)

We've been approved!

Jesus' Gay Marriage Sing Along! (From Landover Baptist Church)

Hannah is glad Santorum dropped out

ALEC comes to Charlotte (NC) to craft model legislation

Reporter: "You're just going to ignore a man in a wheelchair?" Romney: "WELL, I SPOKE WITH HIM"

Romney: I didn't know he had TEH GAY when he was crying and I held him down and cut off his hair

If we can't afford SS for the elderly, healthcare for all or a living wage for American workers...

Weekly Address: Congress Must Act on "To-Do List"

Greek president to attempt to form unity government

TCM Schedule for Saturday, May 12, 2012 -- The Essentials: Headmasters

Why Gay Rights May Be President Obama’s Biggest Legacy

Crows know familiar human voices

Remember the Old National Lampoon from the 70's?

TCM Schedule for Sunday, May 16, 2012 -- What's On Tonight: Mother's Day

'Save the planet', science leaders urge G8 governments

The DUzy Awards for Friday, May 11th, 2012

MIT:On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study

This is how messed up we are

Independence Hall Tea Party PAC Website Hacked, Vandalized

Did JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon violate Sarbanes-Oxley?

Wisconsin Supreme Court Fires Judicial Oversight Panel Chief

I went to Miami kicking and screaming...

Walker's Loss is Barrett's Gain - Police Association Endorses Barrett

'I know who killed Roberto Calvi – but they will never be brought to justice'

How rational is America?

The rules at Falwell's "Liberty" Unversity (all 46 pages)

Drone strikes in Yemen: US expert warns of anti-western sentiment

I have to fly tomorrow with our 1-yr old

Nato plans to upgrade nuclear weapons 'expensive and unnecessary'

Today I'm off to the Wildlife Rehab Center

"I hate gays" (Video)

Paul Begala on Romney: Once a Bully, Always a Bully

Help in changing spell check dictionary.

How rational is America?

Obama Pride On Everest

Marriage is civil right, religious sacrament

Why were American Front leaders' bails so low?

The plundering of Pontiac or why ReTHUGS privatize government

Bands that should tour together. Example: Boston and Chicago

Excerpts from Romney's Liberty Speech

JPMorgan Sought Loophole on Risky Trading

Getting Naked to Change the World

Police call on Twitter community to help catch online criminals (UK)

OP: Racial hatred is alive and well, symbolized by the American Front

Catholic Bishops Are Investigating The Girl Scouts

Evolution and Climate Change Should Be Taught in Schools, Say States

Whew, we can still go to the Outer Banks

Tennessee governor signs controversial "gateway sexual activity" bill

Weekend Beefcake! (Hey XChrom, speaking of Fairy Tales...)

To all those who want to move the convention, an honest question

Rand Paul - actually a teenaged Youtube commenter

Tissue Time: Mother's Day 2012: My First Without My Son (Tracy Rodemeyer)

Hepatitis C outbreak: Former Mayo Clinic worker pleads guilty in contamination cases

Republican Greed

Join the revolt against Romney

Wow, now the Freepers have their own perfume.....

Screw Mitt Romney at Liberty University. I'm watching a livestream of my alma mater, Sweet Briar

So now William Kristol and the Weekly Standard get a voice on DU?

So, the jury thought posting a long excerpt from Romney's speech was fine and dandy

Video: The New Shock and Awe - The Republican War Against Women

Senior Boko Haram commander caught: Nigeria police

White Pride Flag for sale on Amazon: will others complain about it too? (Update: Removed!)

EU force frees Iranian dhow from Somali pirates

Toon: "I'm A Different Person Now"

Liberty U live blog, with one arrogant mormon ready to pander to the right.

Islamist group al-Nusra 'behind Damascus blasts'

First person to ever flimflam me was Billy Graham

Video shows Walker saying he will use 'divide and conquer' strategy

China denies preparing war over South China Sea shoal

Carroll Shelby dead at 89.

The Majority Of Americans Still Don't Support Gay Marriage

Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath?

Question about changing one's mind during jury service.

Betty White endorses Obama

Culture war looms as Israel pledges to end ultra-Orthodox military exemptions

Vulnerable Dem senators balk at Obama's gay marriage stance

There is so much wrong with Romney’s response that I hardly know where to start.

JP Morgan trader 'London Whale' blows $13bn hole in bank's value

Mitt - Bullying For Votes

And from Pravda: "Fascists launch the offensive against European Union"

How the Ayn Rand-Loving Right Is Like a Bunch of Teen Boys Gone Crazy

Catholic church is digging a deeper hole for itself with natural family planning

U.S. immigrant population at its highest since 1920 as 13% are foreign-born

'They Think We Are Animals': How America's Police State Controls Black People

Honorable men don’t chuckle at cruelty.

****SPOILERS**** from Romney's commencement speech @ Jerry Falwell School for the Morally Bankrupt

Today's Keanu Moment

WELL DONE! - North Carolina Church Apologizes For Amendment 1 Vote

Republicans are like a cornered animal right now

MiddleFingerMom's got crabs.

Why Are American Teens So Ignorant About Sex and Birth Control?

JP Morgan

VH-1 Classic is playing Slaughter's "Up All Night." These guys made Winger look like Motorhead.

Thank You Mom For...

A suggestion about posting content from elsewhere

XPost EE: Right wing stepping up attacks on renewable energy

Best Comment on Romney to Date:

Rebekah Brooks tells Leveson of more meetings with David Cameron

Malaysia: HISTORIC JUDGMENT. Bush & Associates Found Guilty of Torture

Michael Moore fed gov should declare MI a failing state. Cancel "all" democracy rather than some

God, God, God

‘Bully’ Documentary Director: Romney Should Lead On This Issue

Weird Sea Creature Caught on ROV video

Taking one pill a day could prevent HIV/AIDS

Answers to the Friday Afternoon Challenge: The Muse!

Who said what? Jane Svoboda, Tony Perkins, or Lou Sheldon

OMG check out this picture of 2 KS republicans

Another photo of Mitt's time in France. The poor old chap really had to slum it.

Poor Frank Vandersloot cries about being victimized for giving $1 million to a RW Super PAC...

Workers Battle ExxonMobil Over Safety at Baton Rouge Refinery

Girl Scouts Mobile Giving - Text GIRL to 80888

Beach Boys parody in honor of Bruce Johnstone

Romney’s Liberty University Speech Protested From The Air

Wall Street and their Purchased Representatives

Evil birthday clown, Dominic Deville, hired by parents to scare children "for fun"

This jury decision validates the perception of many women here regarding institutionalized misogyny.

Research: Romney's anti-gay assault fits typical pattern

How Huge Paychecks of CEOs and Wall Street Traders Increase Income Inequality

The Politics of Housework

"Young and stupid" -- it worked for George W.

Reuters Jamie Dimon's Ahab moment

First Lady: This photo makes us smile

Settler group patrols West Bank for demolition targets

West Bank village fears Israeli barrier will destroy ancient farming landscape

More ways social issues and religion will shape 2012 election (besides same-sex marriage)

Oakland City Atty's office is asking the public for videos and photos of Occupy protests 4 lawsuits

Remarkable Doc: Top GOP Pollster to GOP: Reverse On Gay Issues

If you ever need a pick me up, this is what I listen to.

Sustaining Progressive Faith

Do Most Catholic Theologians Support Same-Sex Marriage?

Abused Mother gets 20yrs in Jail for shooting at Abuser

South Carolina issuing tickets for having those big fake testicles hanging from trucks

Mitt Romney delivers deeply spiritual address, but avoids his Mormonism, at Liberty University

Romney "according to polls" is leading with Evangelicals

The Haircut (cartoon)

Goofus and Gallant

Barack and Joe In the Garden

My husband and I were married in the Catholic church; our civil marriage was NOT RECOGNIZED

Falwell U. offers a course that identifies Mormons as belonging to a “cult” that must be defeated.


is Johnny Depp playing the same character over and over again?

A Mormon at Liberty University

"Are You Poor Enough?" Time Mag Redux.

MiddleFingerMom's hot crabs.

“Dogs not happy about the loss either.”

82nd's Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair removed from job in Afghanistan

Dry winter portends busy California wildfire season (SF Chron)

California has been garnishing wages of kids for their parent's debts. That will stop

Jury got it right, alerter very wrong. I haven't posted a "jury got it" thread yet, here you go...

Robert L. Borosage: Obama's "Bend Toward Justice"

Overshoot - the road we couldn't take, and the road we did.

And there you have it. - pic

3 year old child killed by 7 year old brother operating farm equipment

America cannot afford to have an absent-minded, forgetful president

Your Reactions to Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Stand (NY Times)

Graphic posted on F.R. shows that while Mitt may love cheesy grits, F.R. doesn't love (or like) Mitt

Has anyone else noticed that Romney is constantly smacking his lips?

Oh, Kanye. Ima let you finish "rapping" about marrying Kim Kardashian, but...

Have you ever heard of the Mitt Romney Institute for Political Research?

How ironic the DU members, who tend to HATE gun toters, are now defending the gun toting mom!

Mail Order Bride Company President Lobbying To Weaken Protections For Abused Immigrants

This American Life on Psychopaths. Must listen!

President Obama & VP Biden honor National Association of Police Organizations award winners - pics

To believe that whoever has the most money in elections wins

Historic Battleship (U.S.S. Iowa) Becoming Naval Museum in SoCal

First Lady Michelle Obama honored with Doctorate in Humanities from NCA&T - pics

I had a post hidden from

United Exiles

Why ACA Rebates Are A Big Deal

Romney Tells Gay Conservatives to Drop Dead, Says GoProud

Ellen DeGeneres' First Stand-Up Appearance on "The Tonight Show" w/Johnny Carson

Thom Hartmann debates AEI president Arthur Brooks -Free Enterprise

Let’s do a favor for Mitt- Give Him The "Benefit Of The Doubt" & Agree "He Is Lying Thru His Teeth"

One our our cities' police departments fired as many shots at 1 guy as the police in all of Germany

Better gas mileage!

We’re Fighting in a War We Lost Before the War Began

A New Amenity, Missiles, May Show Up on Some London Roofs for the Olympics

Why is Photo Contest allowed in GD and posts like "The heartbreaking call of a mighty sad basset

4th annual LA gun buyback offers firearm owners gift cards for guns

Romney gives ringing endorsement of anti-gay fast food chain at Liberty University.

Bill Maher Would Like Some More Biden Gaffes, Please

"Hello one percent! More power to ya!" Sarah Palin today at a hedge fund conference in Las Vegas.

Game of Thrones Cake Pops (***SEASON 1 SPOILER***)

250 year old sandwich

Mitt Romney is a political eunuch.

Why is Rmoney tripling down on the anti-gay rhetoric?

NBC’s David Gregory To Headline Conference For Major Republican Advocacy Group

An Image: His excellency of Wisconsin

TCM Schedule for Monday May 14 - TCM Spotlight: Henry Koster musicals

Anyone else remember how if felt after 9/11 with a rapture ready nut in charge?

Why has the GOP gone SO FAR right? Because when the "win" they can say....

Conservatives Are Hitting Rock Bottom

Yemen officials says suspected US drone strikes kill 11 al-Qaida fighters in country’s south

Milwaukee, Madison sue state over recycling funds

Rachel is on BookTV right now.

Would you like to play a game?

No Animal Left Behind

Since "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" is on TCM, we all ought to view this.

Men in Afghan uniforms kill two NATO troops: ISAF

Should women in the United States be allowed to go topless in public like men do?

Happy birthday to Yogi Berra!

Weird thread alert. I love Dyson Vaccums

Having fun with the TSA - Insane Luggage Covers

Pasta and rice substitutes...

Israelis take to the streets in renewed social justice protests

Leadership instructor at Cranbrook says Romney learned important skills.

Obama and Biden Honor Officers in Ceremony

OK's a website with something for everyone!

Dallas Party Ends Badly For U.S. Trade Reps and Federal Agents

Gay rights activists in Australia laud Obama's endorsement

Betty White says she favours one presidential candidate in 2012 - Obama

Marriage poll

and for your Saturday entertainment, I would like to propose

2012 election a `50-50 proposition' for Obama, top pollster says

Mitt MIGHT answer that 3 AM call...but read this and see how willing he is to walk out of a meeting.

A System Divided. 'Why don't we have any white kids?'

Malaysia puts Bush, Cheney on 'trial' for war crimes

Even Bush knows more compassion than Romney the bully

NBC’s David Gregory To Headline Conference For Major Republican Advocacy Group

More Romney tin ear: protestors too young to understand economy

Big Dog alert: Monday 10PM

UN moves to compensate the victims of terrorism

Germany Sees Increase in Crimes With Political or Racist Motives

Feminist and Pro-Diversity Songs for Young Girls (Dial-up Warning)

US teenager Joncarlo Patton cleared of mother's murder (in India)

Why do Avengers get a movie when Dauntlesses sank more ships?

$12 Million to Help Cuomo Came From Just 20 Donors

Motion to Dismiss Charges Against Edwards Is Denied

US fury after Baghdad court frees al-Sadr ally linked to killing spree

(Occupy the Farm) Protesters will end UC farm encampment


Romney: "The codpiece Larry Blackmon wore in Cameo's "Word Up?" I've worn one daily since 1963."

how to unlock a car door with a potato

WaPo: Romney shows his sense of humor in Liberty University speech

WARNING: If Bambi and Old Yeller upset you, DON'T watch that Anne Hathaway film "One Day."

Gay Republicans Slam Romney For Speaking At Liberty

Uruguay: First to Ratify Domestic Workers Convention

Is there a site where you can verify or refute RW "facts" being sent around?

"Divide & Conquer" Tape Adds to the List of Under-Oath-Lies Walker Told Congress

Wisconsin: Effort to recall Democratic State Senator Bob Jauch is OFF

The more I see of Rmoney, the creepier he becomes.

WTF is this in the Atlantic on May 12

And Mr. Mormon said what?

The Rachel Maddow Show - Romney's gayest week leads to Falwell's Liberty University

Betty White favors Barack Obama for President

Using LV samples in polls this early is not a good idea

A question about Melissa Harris-Perry's show today

Does anyone on this board receive caregiver pay?


Think holding a kid down and giving him a forced hair cut is funny? Watch this.

School forfeits championship rather than compete against girl

A spring visitor -

EU central bankers ponder Greece euro exit

Official Log Cabin Republican response to Obama's support for marriage equality:

Der Spiegel: How Right-Wing Extremists and Islamists Are the Same

Argentina gender rights law: A new world standard

Official Log Cabin Republican response to Obama's support for marriage equality:

Is it okay to post about dogs and food in here?

New description of MSM: "Itty bitty Mitty pity committee" n/t

The Rmoney Record At Bain

I really think it's way to early to even begin talking about politics.....

For all the Muthas here #1 (and the Mothers dear to them):

For all the Muthas here #2 (and the Mothers dear to them):

"Looking Back at Huey Newton’s Thoughts on Gay Rights…

Merkel faces rout in state vote over austerity

The U.S. Has An Unsustainable And Dangerous Fiscal Trajectory: Rubin

I received a RW email from a friend of mine, asking if I could read and point out errors for her.

Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale!

Mirror, mirror: Palo Alto JCC event looks at media’s role in negative body image

Need prayers, positive thoughts for my sister - 3rd cancer diagnosis in 18 months

MiddleFingerMom is VERY focused when he's in bed with a hot woman.

DeSean Jackson treated rudely after being pulled over

Brewer Signs Legislation Permitting Employers to Interrogate Female Employees About Contraception

Jobs with interesting tehnology/internet co.

Did you feed your mailbox today?

(German Energy Giant) RWE Profit Slumps 20% on Nuclear Shutdowns, Lower Gas Sales

Happy Birthday to me! More than middle aged and loving it.

Solidarity>"Divide and Conquer"

Toon: I Wasted My Life Obsessing Over The Lives Of Strangers!

Here is the woman in the video who was so happy when Scott Walker told her of his union busting plan

Toon: It Gets Better, Barack

Andrew Sullivan: Top GOP Pollster to GOP: Reverse On Gay Issues

Got a few negative remarks about posting nice pics of the first family

A Tale of Two Old Ladies

Self-bending light boomerangs

One-two punch knocks out aggressive breast cancer cells

"Business people tend to do a very bad job at governing. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney

YES !!! - 'Scott Walker Recall: Obama Campaign Gets Involved' - HuffPo

What are you reading the week of May 13, 2012?

Video Features Mitt Romney Making Case That Dead Straight Parent Is Better Than Live Gay One

Ancient skulls found in Winter Garden puzzle experts

It's the media that pushing a meme of gays vs. blacks, don't fall for it

DiManno: Judge put justice at risk in Tori Stafford trial

University offers thousands of $$$ for people to eat fast food every day for 3 months

Tori Stafford trial: How Terri-Lynne McClintic became a killer

Mitt Romney: Bank Of America Protesters Too Young 'To Really Understand' Economy

FDA reviews first rapid, take-home test for HIV

Romney's stance on any given issue?

Because people born with money are automatically evil.

Toles Toon: You'd Find This An Amusing Prank...

question. we made a chilis in cheese sauce. 5c monterey jack. it is suppose to blend

Kitten Alert! Kitten Alert!

Toles Rant:This debate seems ancient already

Just some links to help you understand Kevin O'Leary of the tv show Shark Tank.

Not two seconds ago I gave my cat some of that anti-hairball remedy that you squeeze out

Walker doesn't always create jobs, but when he does, they're in another State

Cannot stop watching this cute dog video.

Wisconsin: MPS cutting health and dental for part-timers. Tuesday 5:30 p.m. protest.

I have seen picture of Mitt with his father and brother?

Rand Paul trying to gin up support for daddy says "Obama's views on marriage couldn't get any gayer"

Drone strikes kill suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen

Something that bothers me muchly about Romney. Did you ever look at his eyes?

Gas drillers wrangle over NY limitations, bans

(California) State budget deficit soars

Republican state officials stall on setting up health insurance marketplaces

Rand Paul: Obama's Views On Marriage Couldn't 'Get Any Gayer'

Looking for lyrics to "Hope's all there is" by MaxxFemm

"One more thing: Don't push your luck."

How do you answer this? (from my bro.)

Dan Savage- I Hope Tony Perkins Doesn't Pray to Jesus With That Mouth

Degrees of debt: Soaring college costs hobble a generation

Dortmund Thumps Bayern

Toon: That was our plan as well

Occupy Madison WI

What Works: 'Habitat For Humanity Tries Big-Scale Approach to Housing In Oregon' - NYT


Does Rmoney support polygamy and not gay marriage? Just collecting my thoughts. nt

I had the bittersweet privelege of

Anybody else bothered by this?

Can't wait till Monday: States most likely to REJECT austerity to lower unemployment are Republican.

Michelle Bachmann, Swiss Citizen since 1978!!!

Here's something encountered while swimming around the FR cesspool

Father sees 'miracle' as Aimee Copeland fights flesh-eating bacteria

Study links biodiversity and language loss

Time for some fun with a Creepy Romney quickmeme!

"Obama Gains Edge in Military Campaign Donations" by Philip Ewing at

Sunday Talk Shows

Market view of Obama reelection odds

How to talk To Republicans: Stanford

Man Pulled Over by Cops for Being Too Radioactive

Magic Underwear. Soooo, I don't they really exist?

I can't believe it.

US to cut $50m from aid to Pak for each American killed by ISI-backed terrorists

Autistic student denied graduation

Rangers win again!

Mitt Romney announces bold new expansion of Second Amendment

Spooky odd...

Potential Rmoney memes, off the top of my head

Estate of the late Baron de Bicske Dobronyi selling Queen Elizabeth's panties on eBay for $3,999

"Congress should be talking about the adequacy of Social Security's benefits -- not cutting them."

Requiem: The Death of Modern Capitalism

Melancholy/bittersweet feelings...

I bet YOU never had a sheriff's candidate in YOUR area hold regular cross burnings!

Edmund White: Cranbrook and Romney

Too funny!

Amid Signs of Economic Weaknesses, China to Free Cash for Lending

Do you seek vengeance? Is Vengeance ever justified?

Weird guy at my gym. . .

Blah! They are cancelling "The Finder" and "Awake." Why do all my fave shows get cancelled?

Check out this thread...

"When State and Corporate interests merge"

Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Saturday, May 12)

Kucinich video on the N.E.E.D. Act