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Archives: May 26, 2012

Today I was convinced to support intelligence tests to qualify voters

The ED Show - Ohio GOP tries to suppress the vote

Bill Maher Counters Birthers By Creating Mitt Romney ‘Wifer’ Controversy

This hour's reason not to vote for Romney: Tom Luna is on his education advisory board

Video: Mitt Romney’s $55,000 Car Elevator Revealed

Corporate FM - The Feature Film, bring a screening to your town

Rachel Maddow - 'Reverse Robin Hood' Republicans targeting poor with higher taxes

Giving Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Another Chance

Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation Is Remaking America

Meet Maureen Russo: An Eligible Florida Voter Governor Rick Scott Just Purged From The Voting Rolls

The Surprising Benefits of Being Unemployed

The future we never got. (Thankfully!)

I didn't post anything about chainsaws yesterday

This video has no connection to LGBT issues that I can find but I really want to share it with you..

Stop Calling Me, a Public Service Announcement

Corporate destroyers are not heroes

Thin-skinned plutocrats: They tanked the economy but still want deference

David Barton: Church Law Should Overrule Supreme Court Rulings

I lost my pet. Please help me find her:

Woman Allegedly Fired For Being 'Too Hot' Represented by Gloria Allred

Life, Interrupted: Hope Is My New Address

U.S. declines to label China a currency manipulator

Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Friday, May 25)

Venture Capitalist Nick Hanauer Warns Of A ‘Death Spiral Of Falling Demand’

Subtropical Storm Beryl forms off South Carolina coast

So ... no more daily newspapers for Huntsville, B'ham, or Mobile ...

This week in Politics

Presidential Panel Urges More Flexible Use of Spectrum

What's for Dinner ~ Saturday May 26th

Trump on Romney: ‘He’d Buy Companies, He’d Close Companies, He’d Get Rid Of Jobs’

Being Gay is a Gift from God

On Being a Soldier and Memorial Day

Gov. Scott Walker challenged by Tom Barrett in debate on Wisconsin recall

Just a thought to ponder about Wisconsin...

My Episcopal priest is giving his final sermon Sunday...he's retiring after 17 years at our small

Post a favourite picture here:

(UK) Home Office plans curb on immigration

Report: N. Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents

Toons: We Remember, Center for the Politics of Fear, Leaving Afghanistan and More. - 5/25/12

Darth Vader in love

John Edwards Trial Juror Flirting With Ex-Senator

Dear “Colorblind” people,

Thor got a new hammer

Is the PTA supposed to represent the parents, or the people who run the school?

NYT seems skeptical about Etan Patz' "killer" confession

Pure Michigan...

RAFFAELLA CARRA' 1978 -- " night and day "

DONNA SUMMER , Italy 1987 -- " dinner with Gershwin "

jury system abuses

Barack Obama: the college years

Temple Israel cancels Wasserman Schultz speech

Weekly Address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

9 Great Freethinkers and Religious Dissenters in History

How the US Sold Africa to Multinationals Like Monsanto, Cargill, DuPont, PepsiCo and Others

Tea Party Extremist Richard Mourdock (won primary against Lugar) ‘scrubbing’ his website

Obit. from The Times Feb. 7th '12

KKK confrontation leads to charge against Butler County man

Just finished watching the Barrett / Walker debate. My observations...

2012 Orwell Award shoo-in: For "unofficial" job stats turning huge reported losses into alleged huge gains, WI Gov. Scott Walker

U.S. sailor is 3,000th Afghanistan war death

The origin of sushi

Favorite band named for a Subterranean Homesick Blues lyric?

Climate talks stall with nations 'wasting time'

Good news thread.

Mittens Loves Full Sail University: His Son Does Business With The Owners

Mursi and Shafiq go to Egypt poll runoff - media

U.N. observers heading to site of Syria attack

Is it insensitive to Vets to put up a poster that

How I Became Stephen Colbert's Lawyer --

how does cutting maine income tax help our credit rating?

President Obama's counter-terrorism chief has "seized the lead" in secretly determining who will die

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Conservatives used to care about community. What happened?

Bain Capital's Latest Deal Embarrasses Romney

N. Korean film about Western Propaganda -- Makes valid points

Revolutionaries’ dream ends with nightmare: Religious state or Mubarak holdover

Vatican confirms pope's butler arrested in scandal

DEA under inquiry for shooting deaths during Honduran drug patrol

Why You Shouldn't Boycott North Carolina

NC lawmakers about to make annexations harder

What a wedding proposal!

Not a cloud in sight

Are medical schools squashing creativity? Part 2: Lighten up on mandates, and take advantage of the

Good bye Roxie.

Mitt's "Morans" defined

Climate Armageddon: How the World's Weather Could Quickly Run Amok [Excerpt]

Where is Cape Hatteras beach?

Obama Administration Fights On To Retain Authority of 'Indefinite Detention' without Trial

Theresa May: we'll stop migrants if euro collapses (UK)

How to Save the Post Office

U.S. sailor is 3,000th Afghanistan war death

"Human balls & penis" is the Lounge phrase for the day. Blame Lynnesin.

Why aren't the Democrats making Norquist into the intractable bully that he is....

New Rules video link--25/05/12 (Maher)

State by State Universal Public Health Insurance

Stunning photos drive home the destructiveness of tar sands

Can any 1 find an historical graph of the number of homeless in america by years?

Billionaire Plans Another Effort to Defeat Obama

Amy Goodman Quotes DU on MSNBC Live

Woman Uncovers Her Family's History and Finds a Career

Canada kills entire ocean pollution monitoring program

Our Attorney General is eloping.

Congress to spend more on tanks than military wants

More from the "G.O.P. Nightmare Charts"

Anyone Can See that America is Shutting Down

Feeding Time!!

Colt Offers Two New California-Legal Carbines

Eric Margolis: Facing The Writing On The Wall In Kabul

Favorite band named for human balls & penis?

More favors for big oil

Does anybody else have a junkie cat?

Chris Christie's attacks on Newark schools are false

Neil deGrasse Tyson presentation about intelligent design and religion...

Meanwhile in East Germany

It's been a long time since I've posted here

This is rich! 3 House members have video evidence of Gov. Walker's lying to them under oath. See

RMoney's female voting block revealed:

Feds forced to release social network monitoring manual, contains list of "alert" words

If America elects Willard

"Top Obama Officials, Secretive Process Create 'Assassination List'"

Stunning photos drive home the destructiveness of tar sands

Miz t. bought some new shoes. I dunno...

1950s sex goddess. Guess who?

Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and All Other Points of Entry

Friday night of Memorial Day Weekend - are you serious?

Answers to the Friday AFternoon Challenge!

Madison West HS students form PAC for schools and against Walker

I hate to be an ass, but stop "thanking me for my service on Memorial Day"

Two Former Republican Congresswomen Blasts Modern GOP on Women's Issues

Mitt Romney: 'Birther'

Joe Biden's from-the-heart remarks to families of fallen troops. Must see.

MFM's face lift went horribly wrong........

Little Peaches~From Puppy Mill to a Forever Home and Lots of New Friends! (video)

Nuclear waste expert tapped as top US nuclear regulator

Betty Cracker: Corporate / Religious Slogan Mash-Ups

Giant Friday Night Protest in Montreal

Black Mormons and the Politics of Identity

50 years on, coal seam ablaze underneath Centralia

Sexism and the Bedding Department at Macy's

Chris Hayes show this am was remarkably good.

Homophobia in the Black Church Is Patriarchy in Drag

P&G Converts to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Forklifts at 3 Plants

Please get the hell off Mitt Romney's back. I'll bet he enjoys a good burger just like many of you.

How can you tell if there's a grow house nearby?

Obama could have a prayer among Ohio's white evangelicals

The human element - By Hugh Gusterson

Lawsuit against frackers in Washington Co.

Florida Supervisor of Elections: Gov. Scott’s Voter Purge Will Remove Eligible Voters

Why is it every time I see Mitt R-Money on TV, he reminds me of...

A Funny Thing Happened While Waiting for the Next Supernova in M83

Campaign staffer proclaims never-previously-elected candidate Timothy Hill as

Gulf News: Sun is shining on prospects for solar power

$1,000 bucks a month to protect the fat head's fat head: Rush Limbaugh

Elections 'nightmare scenario' leaves Egypt revolutionaries in shock

I'm sure Mitt/Donald have done marketing surveys that show birther is a perfect cover for the n word

theguardian: Iranian team to collaborate with US company on nuclear fusion project

Cartoon voice actors read the Star Wars scripts...

Bankers at the Gates

Dismissal of 10 Wikileaks charges sought

Arctic Death Spiral May 25, 2012 : 2:47 PM (Al Gore's Journal)

I can't imagine ANYONE sitting on the fence over this's love it or hate it.

Question about 76ers / Celtics

'Asian Brown Cloud' Threatens U.S.

Books that shouldn't have been written...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘There Aren’t Going To Be Any Repercussions’ If Walker Wins In Wisconsin'

"Trash this thread"

I just wanted to give a big big shout out to the Women who serve in our Military Services!

Walker Criminal Scandal Began with Scheme to Rip Off Vets

So, You Know You ARE the 1%, Right?

Nomination, currently most annoying commercial: Discovery card

USDA Test; Higher CO2 Levels Promote Growth Of Weedy Rice; More Vigorous, Herbicide-Resistant

US 2011 Carbon Output Down, But China Erased Gains; IEA's Birol: On Track For 6C By 2100

Total World Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions Hit All-Time High In 2011; 31.6 Gigatons; Up 3.2% YOY

Pro-Fracking Legislators In North Carolina Raked In $600,000+ From Energy Companies, Lobbyists

Wisconsin Recall Debate: Tom Barrett Aggressively Goes After Scott Walker In First Face-Off

Sen. Brown demands Harvard correct record on Elizabeth Warren

Florida Supervisor of Elections: Gov. Scott’s Voter Purge Will Remove Eligible Voters From Rolls

Saturday, May 26th. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.


Saturday Afternoon yard sale check in 5/26

hoping someone can help me identify a bird

Florida voters ‘stand their ground’ amid recent scrutiny of the law

I see a video from North Korea in the Media section..

THIS... Is Why Wisconsin Is A NATIONAL Fight... At Least To Republicans... Dems, Not So Much...

My DUmail box is a disaster - Any plans for additional functionality?

Why Bain Questions Matter

FBI Data Show Gun Background Checks Still Undermined

National Lawyers Guild Provides Wrap-up of Police Actions During Week-long NATO Demonstrations

My new course will be titled “US History: The Awesomeness of Awesome Americans.”

Man charged after allegedly showing gun to jump ahead of women in West Palm fast-food line

Thousands march against media killings in Honduras

Thousands march against media killings in Honduras

New Mexico Official Asked To Resign After Advocating Teens Use Condoms

Question of the Day: What’s Your Summer Carry Solution?

Dozens Of GOP Congressional Candidates Refuse To Sign Anti-Tax Pledge

Alerting on Obvious Spammer Trolls is a Basic Function of the Alert System

Environmental Groups Press EPA to Regulate Carbon Dioxide From Existing Power Plants

Barack Obama's photostream - Week in the field—May 25th, 2012 - pics

A simple truth about Wisconsin...

TOONS: Mitt Romney (Liar)

VA State Bar offers Advance Medical Directive form available online.

Des Moines, Iowa grassroots event with Barack Obama, May 25th, 2012 - pics

Luz Graham-Urquilla, 4, watches President Obama sign her drawing at the Resolute Desk - pic

Romney's Bain ADVISES American companies to OUTSOURCE jobs to cheap-labor countries.

Exotic dancers turn tables on church protesters

Simple Questions

Willard 'Mittens' Romney embraces Birtherism

Check out my cooking blog. Feedback welcome!

GOP Sen. Tom Coburn reprimanded for role in John Ensign affair

Check out my cooking blog. Feedback welcome!

Why keeping eyes on litter promotes better behaviour (BBC) {about much more than litter}

In case you missed it the Walker-Barrett debate. I saw it live on C-span

A state-by-state look at the road to 270

Unions Angry With Democrats Over Lack Of Help In Wisconsin Governor's Recall - TheHill

Oh shit! We are all in trouble. trumad is a host in GD...

Paul Krugman- The New Political Correctness (Newspeak)

Quotes from Henry Ford(posted on FB by my father)

Russian Arms Shipment En Route To Syria: Report

Moving with two cats; one is terminally ill. Advice?

Five rules on how to be smart about polls

North Carolina Poll: Obama And Romney Effectively Tied

Quick question: does anyone know if there is anything like a "sister cities" project

Is there a way to tell how many people have trashed a thread ?

Joe Arpaio Avoids Getting "Leid" by Anti-Birther Activists Ticked that He Sent a Deputy to Hawaii

Jim Cramer: Lehman Case 'Is a Travesty of Justice'

Is Romney off base? "Obama has taken on teachers unions unlike any previous Democratic president."

Even Forbes magazine says Walker lied about jobs numbers...

I feel sick. After 2 minutes in my mouth, the thermometer reads

Enter the Dragon

ENOUGH of the NONSENSE about the DNC not helping in WI. They ARE.

Allow me to introduce you to Mr. William Lindsey:

Rachel Maddow - Anti-abortion extremists terrorize doctors in Georgia

Richard Carmona: Birther stunts symptom of larger problem

Can I ask for a shameless rec?

What Would've Happened Without The Filibuster? TYT

disturbing and/or funny image and possibly NSFW - that is the question

Crazy Conspiracy Theorists

Rachel Maddow - Vice President Biden gets personal with family members of the fallen

Help Recall Scott Walker Without Leaving Your Home (through the AFL/CIO FAN program)

I hate DU

WHO agrees to tackle research on neglected diseases (AFP via Yahoo)

Seeking justice for Guatemalan village where hundreds were raped, tortured, killed

Seeking justice for Guatemalan village where hundreds were raped, tortured, killed

"Kick Ass!" Is it dated, or is it still somewhat cool?

Meet a wing-nut Nobel Prize Winner

For Memorial Day

I made a phone call to Robert Hurt's Washington office with this question:

A Company’s Stand for Gay Marriage, and Its Cost

Favorite team in Florida is the Yankees

Do police dogs make any better witnesses than police?

Let's talk about the real F word!

It does make you wonder about people in general....

Gotcha! (Austerians hoist themselves on their own confidence petard.)

Stark Tower actually exists...

Senate primary (republican) in Texas gets nasty over immigration

Willard Romney, who ran away to France to avoid Military service, "competes for veteran vote"

So the Chicago Cubs have lost 10 games in a row. Do you think it might

I have always loved Dish TV..No more!

Odd things future archeologists will have to attempt to explain:

Some images from the yard today

If you have Dish, you are losing AMC, Sundance (already gone), ITV

A memorial day suggestion for EarlG (or other mischief makers)

are there any Kim Stanley Robinson fans here?

National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition (Cast your votes!)

An unsmiley moment

What the hell is wrong with people? This makes me reconsider the death penalty.

Five Lies from Mitt Romney


Ok, being optimistic, Walker loses in June.

Cutting marijuana penalties cuts incarceration costs

Catholic Worker letters by my Dad to Dorothy Day, 1950s

"Obama Administration Leaks Intel to Hollywood Filmmakers..." via Dan Coats (R-IN)

Rolling Thunder: Sarah Palin not invited

Fox Nation is perhaps the biggest gaggle of idiots on the Internet, right?

Atheist-First hymnal for Atheists

There is a supreme irony in Mitt's career and GOP obsession.

Greetings from Maryland...

Images using the grainy Black and White feature in Olympus Pens.

Engine Could Boost Fuel Economy by 50%

Scott Walker Recall: DNC Appeals To 'Millions' To Raise Money For Tom Barrett

IMF Lagarde to Greeks: It's payback time, don't expect sympathy

What are you doing this weekend in the garden?

I made a donation to Dr. Carmona this morning.

"Europe Doesn't Need the Euro" - conservative German author links it to the Holocaust

Memorial Day: Among post-9/11 veterans, deepening antiwar sentiment

Vice President Joe Biden on suicide:

Young Turks (Penn Jillette rant) Obama's Hypocrisy About Marijuana

Does anyone know of any POSCI internship websites?

If aliens came!

Iran has enough uranium for five nuclear weapons, claims US thinktank

Climate Armageddon: How the World's Weather Could Quickly Run Amok


Asparagus from a can: What can I expect? I'll start::

Has the FBI Launched a War of Entrapment Against the Occupy Movement?

Clearly American Idol has become simply a forum for pre-adolesecent fantasies

The first Memorial day

The Butler Did It

Summer of 1982, movies!



Angry vets demand end to backlog of disability claims

NYPD Catches Sexual Assailant, Then Lets Him Go Free Because He Didn't Feel Like Being Questioned

Memorial Day 2012 and ALL Memorial Days

Wow, the "SongFacts" website! Plus, a list of suggestions for a new jukebox place.

We watched "War Horse" last night (*spoiler alert*)

What if Gotye and Adele dated?

Anyone have any information on this? Re: Walker and John Doe

Folk musician Doc Watson responsive after surgery in N.C.

Phoenix Coyotes Pretend Homeless Drifters At Greyhound Bus Station Are Fans Welcoming Team Home

To all the great people of Wisconsin who continue to inspire the world

The voters of Wisconsin will make history.

Your reason for becoming politically involved

Can you imagine Fr. Guido Sarducci (the gossip columnist of the Vatican on SNL)

Just found out my father is in the hospital with a Staph infection (They aren't sure how he got it.)

TCM Schedule for Sunday, May 27, 2012 -- What's On Tonight: Memorial Day Tribute

Stovetop question

Walker Crawls into Shell after Anemic Debate Performance

Polls -- Wisconsin Governor Recall Election - Walker vs. Barrett -- Walker is generally ahead

warning: david gregory will host newt gingrich tomorrow on MTP...

Teachers over 40 need to prepare their plan B. WI is the template to get rid of tenured teachers.

FACT CHECK: Romney off on Obama's love for unions

Truck breaks down as people dump 30 dogs in a park

Power firms profit most from homes

Florida and Georgia & South Carolina DUers - Subtropical Storm Beryl -pay attention

Mali Tuaregs, Islamist rebels agree to merge, create new state

Schoolboy 'genius' solves puzzles posed by Sir Isaac Newton that have baffled mathematicians for 350

Those of you in the north east and upper midwest -

I am paranoid about MRSA

Thought I was clicking on to the Lounge but clicked on Meta by mistake.

Is facebook down for anyone else?

You know, all the loose women hang out at the bar by the airport....

Lloyd's of London preparing for euro collapse

British soldier killed in explosion in Afghanistan

Imagery and institutionalized sexism.

I got fired as a Host today by the big guy.

We rented a U-Haul and picked up 20 bags of mulch today.

Can I ask a favor? Sign on to petition to STOP FRAC SAND MINING

Germany sets new solar power record, institute says

Veteran appreciates free park access

How EU farming policies led to a collapse in Europe's bird population

NASA Asks Future Moon Visitors to Respect Its Stuff

Saudi battles heat, dust to build solar power, save oil

My Pragmatic Daughter asked me to watch this from Bill Maher...I'm not a fan of him...

TCM Schedule for Monday May 28 - TCM Spotlight: Memorial Day Tribute

This is SPARTA!

Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history

Crew of US ship rescued from Somali pirates sues owners for $50m

Ex-football player, wrongly jailed for rape, wants money from state

Can you please “unlike” Walmart? Walmart has a record of exploiting their workers

Just About The Saddest Thing I Have Ever Seen

Food allergies: something I ate last night did not agree with me, big time.

Wisconsin Governor Walker And Five Others To Be Charged In John Doe Probe After The June Election

Drunk college grad shot after wandering into a stranger's house.

The right claims that the pie can get bigger as more wealth is created. Sure

Should we remove "In God We Trust" from currency?

Photobucket Atheism (Dial-up warning)

Christian Louboutin: 'I don't think comfort equals happiness'

My God Fox writers are Illiterate,,,I have watched all day for them to correct this and it is still

derby's Memorial Day Weekend Challenge - selected just for you! :)

Let's move Memorial Day back to the 30th of May

Today is the 75th anniversary of the "Battle of the Overpass" at the Ford Rouge plant

Quebec Labor Unions Join Students in Historic Fight Against 'Bill 78'

Conservative blogger Dan Riehl: ‘If Joan Walsh Is Going to Open Her Mouth, She Should Do.....

Stray dog joins China mountain bike race, travels 2,000 kilometres

Montreal Mayhem: 'Protests grow beyond just student issue'

The Rebel Alliance's newest fighter

Republicans Against the Pentagon

Max Keiser: Reform = Crime To Favor Wall St. Crooks

Raj Patel: Treaty Like It’s 1999: Connecting the Dots on Trade

U.S. Hopes Assad Can Be Eased Out With Russia’s Aid

Reclaiming America? - LTTE

"Romney's Bain Experience Wasn't Real American Capitalism" by Peter Fenn at

for Mingus fans among us.

Toon- The many uses of police drones

Saudi Woman Defies Religious Police: It Is None of Your Business If I Wear Nail Polish

Economic Buffs Needed Here: Would A GLOBAL Flash/Cash/Mob Help The Situation In Greece ???

The Wing Nuts Blame Obama, but Never Give Him Credit When They're Proven Wrong

Proof that just a few people can make a positive difference.

The Tremeloes - Silence Is Golden

Romney's Investment in For-Profit Schools...with His Son Tagg!

How do you deal with liars?

Gas or charcoal?

Funny Walker sign photo here in Sheboygan county...

It Is Really About Maturity

Texas Honors Student Jailed For Missing School

"Why Bain Questions Matter" by Eugene Robinson at

Report: Miami officer shoots, kills naked attacker

Kerry calls Romney "naive" and "wrong" on Russia

The most underrated singer of my generation: Little Anthony.

What are you reading the week of May 27, 2012?

Democrat To Offer A ‘Lifeline’ For Single-Payer Health Care

Identify the animal on the cam.

Track Coach Fired for taking Senior to Prom

CO2 Emissions from Electrical Generation: 1980 to 2030

Electric razor or razor blade?

"Romney to woo black voters simply to convince white women that he likes blacks" by John Aravosis

Question about good/bad words

Dozens of children killed in new Syria attack

Office for Civil Rights investigates Seminole charter school

Palo Alto newspaper rescinds judgeship endorsement after learning of Prop. 8 support

Memorial to war dogs possible in Columbia

A Memorial Day Message From an (Old) DUer

This is a video from the Dean of the U of Toronto Bus. School going against the current corporate

Foreign radicals are after the oil sands

How long will Herman Cain talk at the RNC convention?

Report: Fla. officer shoots, kills naked attacker

Biden says end to wars gives foreign policy new flexibility

An unexpected clinical downside to the pharmaceutical "pill culture" in this country:

Sunday Talk Shows

Bill Maher Creates Mitt Romney 'Wifer' Controversy

Wow, 111,964,701 hits on the Somebody I Used to Know cover.

Very cute: I hate Bank of America

The Grey. OMIGOD, when good actors make bad decisions. SPOILERS

An image Clay Bennett's bank rescue plan

Just an FYI - Tampa Bay at Boston. National coverage - TBS, 5/27, 1:30 Eastern.

To the Ends of the Earth

Last day to help drop the $$ bomb on Monsanto = any amount will help tonight

Mitt Romney clarifying and endorsing Government spending!

Charter school scandals