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Archives: June 3, 2012

On Monday Scott Walker's best friend is going to court. This is a day before the election.

Gloat Free NBA Post-Season Scores (Saturday, June 2)

So anyone celebrating Vesak and when is it?

Criminologist Criticizes Walker Ad

14 hours left in Zimmerman's 48 hour window...

"Against God's Will": Gay Man Sues NJ Hospital For Being Denied HIV Meds

What's for Dinner ~ Sunday June 3rd

Remember the preacher who put Obama on "trial?"

28-12 over Dayton??? WTF? Is Belicheck now coaching TCU??

Sec. Defense Panetta just landed in Cam Rahn Bay- First official to visit since the war

I wonder if Zimmerman is wishing he hadn't waved his right to a speedy trial now?

Incomes of the Rich & Famous (Colbert's a bargain)

Neck warmer


Corporate Personhood, Democracy and the Occupy Movement

Warning about a credit card scam going on.

WH - West Wing Week: 06/01/12 or ''Each of Them Loved This Country ... More Than Life Itself''

Buddhist flowchart

School and politics

Elizabeth Warren goes on the offensive in Senate race

Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Saturday, June 2)

From KOS - Walker got college GF Pregnant

Anyone here ever do canvassing for the party? This is a paid position.

U.S. drone targets in Yemen raise questions

What you see vs what animals see

Chinese take out

New tactic in war on obesity: Attack portion size

State Rights: A Raw Deal

Why I am Challenging Jonah Goldberg to a Fight for Charity, by Jamie Kilstein

A Freeper actually makes some sense!

Congratulations to Ashley Biden. VP Biden's daughter was married on Saturday

This is when and where the DOJ better stomp down hard:

State TV Reports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Address Parliament Today

Trump Could Help Romney Win

Thailand's largest refugee camp welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi

Allen Ginsberg With Paul McCartney "Ballad of The Skeletons"

Honduras: DEA-linked deaths expose US drug plan

Imperialism Redux: Canada Colonizes Honduras?

A month before Mexico vote, leftist makes gains

A month before Mexico vote, leftist makes gains

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Gravity Panda Edition

The Situation and Bristol Palin talk sex

I saw massacre of children, says defecting Syrian air force officer

Cameron: government's U-turns a sign of 'resolve, strength and grit'

Why the Pope Hates Nuns

Premature birth linked to worse mental health

Great white egrets breed in UK for first time

See Mitt Romney, as a Singing and Dancing Robot!

Stop blaming and attacking the jobless. They're NOT taking your money.

Has anyone else found that LED light go out after just a few months?

Top Ten Reasons Romney Shouldn’t Arm Syrian Rebels

Behind the US/Israeli Cyberattacks on Iran

The Shabiha: Inside Assad's death squads

Obay the Kitty and Confess

PMS as a mental illness?

Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Persons Legally Allowed to Carry Concealed Handguns

a few random thoughts...

From a friend's letter, November 1984

Doggie Dream Job

Bloomberg Celebrates National Donut Day on June first

Feds step in to protect Florida voters

Gov. Rick Scott: Florida is "absolutely not" targeting minorities in noncitizen voter purge

Massey WV Coal Battle Take 2: Erie, Co Citizens Fight Fracking

Pakistan: US drone kills 10 suspected militants

Panetta wants more US access to Vietnam harbor

44 years ago today: Andy Warhol is shot by Valerie Solanas

Romney 'Quietly' Scuttled Established Affirmative Action Regs Shortly After Elected In Massachusetts

30,000 feet up and heading to San Fran...... Ask me anything?

Just thinking back about the last half century

Okay, this has to be...significant. Great white egrets reproducing.

Workers Win Facebook Fight Against Huge Supermarket Chain

Western banks 'reaping billions from Colombian cocaine trade'

The Insane Scenario Unfolding Before Our Eyes

I think Chris Hayes took the MSNBC new show hand gesture training a little to seriously.

HEIST Extended Trailer

and a belated Happy Birthday to Jamaal510!

In WI who more closely represents you middle class union members or one non-tax paying billionaire

I hate to ask, but will we be having elections for group hosts soon?

£30bn bill to purify water system after toxic impact of contraceptive pill

Electrical stimulation of the brain: the benefits of the short, sharp shock

Losing faith in Democrats' religious outreach

Obama's Influence on the Black Community

did anyone feel a shift Friday into Saturday?

Interest on checking account.

Battle over democratic primary in NJ's 9th congressional district

If Walker wins

How can we hold presidents accountable if they can wage wars anywhere at anytime in secret?

Dishwasher versus handwashing for multiple small loads: efficiency pros and cons...

Quebec Student Strike Gathers Wide Support

‘For Going Against God’s Will’ Catholic Hospital Denies Gay Man HIV Meds

Now making the rounds among Canadians on FB

‘For Going Against God’s Will’ Catholic Hospital Denies Gay Man HIV Meds

I almost feel sorry for Michael Steele (on UP with Chris Hayes this morning)

Zombie Nuts found on Jimmy Carter's old farm

You know who wants to steal elections when the same people

Hilarious D3 Storyline summary

Nikki Haley and South Carolina

Zimmerman returns to Florida for jail

Epic EPIC fail (calling security, calling security we have a situation in aisle nine)

Rep. Kapenga at Delafield Town Hall: Right-to-work legislation “ready to go” in Wisconsin

Marijuana initiative could make or break Obama in Colorado

The Walker vote has no influence on the Presidential vote

David Shuster reporting that Walker IS now a target of investigation in John Doe case

Traveler Advisory Group Existence?

about that jobs report ...

The Sport Stadium Rip-Off

The big money test

WaPo: SD tourism staff learn about Lakota culture, Pine Ridge reservation during diversity training

Integrity: The Child Scott Walker Left Behind

160 Million Missing Females: PRENDA and Misogyny

Nobody wished me a happy birthday yesterday on Facebook and I am (strangely) a little hurt by that.

Why TF can't I get into

Assad: "Monsters" to blame for Syria massacre

The Ed Show by Diane Ravitch

Richard Dawson Dies: ‘Family Feud’ Host Was 79

OWH: Racy emails kill Sebring's OPS job

IRS Warns Churches About Political Activities, Tax-Exempt Status

Report: Zimmerman back in Sanford for surrender

‘War on women’ comes to the Wisconsin recall

LOL! This might not be your typical HR dept ...

Blue Diamond Almonds with Wasabi and Soy

Two posts from the "Nebraska" forum that might be of interest here

President Obama Celebrates Pride Month

12 year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland Canada and most of the world are in debt

Axelrod on FTN re latest employment report: What's not working is construction jobs and teachers' jobs, precisely

any astrologers out there..

President Obama Celebrates Pride Month

Need recommendations for a moderately priced turntable. Don't need/want a USB connection.

They claim the stimulus plan was a disaster, one third of which was tax cuts. So....

Austerity USA

Dog is God! Happy Sunday... Amen (video)

What is a troll?

12-Year-Old Girl Explains What Most Economists Can't About Money and Debt

Do you like to read books a second (or third) time?

Will Your Future Be Full of Robot Assassins and Spy Aircraft?

Amelia Earhart: New evidence tells of her last days on a Pacific atoll

Purpose of self deleting posts?

Question: Pursuing a job opportunity - trying to get to the second interview & beyond

Big Ben to be renamed, "Elizabeth Tower,"

Has anyone else noticed ...

Somewhat off-topic: Won't be around for the next week

Hogan's Heroes Memories.

Woman charged w/DUI after infant son found in car seat in intersection

I wonder why we don't have a "voting for no one" option on our ballots.

Florida Voter Purge Will Continue, Defying Federal Warning

Why I do believe Chiropractic is effective

Top ten possible reasons for Trumad’s visit to San Francisco

The Romney double-standard

There's a glitch in the jury system

Julian Assange vs Rupert Murdoch - RAP NEWS 13: A News Hope

How Much Will the Common Core Cost?

Scott Walker’s “John Doe” scandal explained

Conservative perverts and their polluted souls

JCPenney Is Quietly Firing Lots Of Middle Managers Across The Country

Chiropractic practice is like yoga,

Contraceptive health insurance bill awaits (Jay) Nixon’s decision

Axelrod: Romney not 'qualified to call himself a job-creator’

Is this cat a 1%er?

July 1st on Encore: An all-day James Bond marathon...

Elizabeth Warren's grandmother tried to stop sale of Manhattan

In my American dreams

I feel so humble and yet hopeful after watching this 10 minute TED talk.

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Online dating scam (s)

I really like Ma and Pa Kettle.

Family Feud - Richard Dawson's Unaired Speech (1985)

Romney's Heavy Load

Study: 'Smart bomb' drug attacks breast cancer

Oops! Romney Backer Gives Obama Recovery Act Credit For State's Low Unemployment Rate

Passenger plane crashes in Nigeria

Today is the first day of the rest of your week!

Catalina Clouser, Pot-Smoking Mother, Drives Off With Baby On Roof

Just the facts: GOP's Claim That House Passed 30 Jobs Bills? Bogus.

3 killed, 8 injured, in Serb nightclub blast

Putin To Meet Iran's Ahmadinejad In China: Kremlin

This Explains The GOP's Fixation With Wisconsin, And Why We Need To Kick Their Asses...

Men who drink blood: inside the brutal world of Assad's death squads

Protestors crash KC gay pride festival

Scott Walker’s Conversation with David Koch Impersonator Going Viral – Again

Is the Kindle Fire an appropriate tablet for a computer illiterate person?

Hello all

Fracking company buys trailer park, evicts 32 families

Oklahoma Sports stories for the week

Classy. Howard Stern Makes 7-year-old Rapper Cry

Curious about people's stories of 'coming out' as an atheist

Hey you lurking freeper trolls! Doesn't it bother you that

Legal cloud gathers over Scott Walker as recall election approaches

Rachel Maddow - Boehner playing politics instead of working on jobs

Israel Deploys Nuclear Weapons on German-Built Submarines

French humor goes too far: dead body prank

Heads-Up: 'Legal Cloud Gathers Over Scott Walker As Recall Election Approaches'

Sodagate -- Response to the Hysteria

The Most Sophisticated Attack Submarine In US History Is Now In Service

Was Jesus a Sith Lord?

Strip clubs swivel online to entice RNC visitors

Hunting Boars With US Congress' Most Conservative Member... Florida

Best Political Cartoons of the Week

“Militants”: media propaganda

Is anyone happy with their printer?

Romney adviser dismisses women’s issues as ‘shiny objects

An alternative-to -the-royals- threads-here (not to rain on those parades)

Is this an ok forum to remind du'ers of groups that they may not know about?

Lighting up for ALEC

When CNBC does a special...

Shuster said he consulted with Justice Dept. and "I got independent confirmation that he's a target"

No respite for pope as more documents leaked

Swarms of venomous spiders invade Indian town- two dead more wounded

Syrian leader likens bloody crackdown to surgery

wild grapes- blessing or curse?

I love me a Zimmerman frog march!

ContagionEx- ask your banker about it.-Mark Fiore

A Malicious Nun? Are you kidding me?????

Canadian miner's complaint can proceed under El Salvador law

Talking Point: Voter Suppression is Unamerican.

Six police officers accused of drinking on duty while being paid OT

Mural fail

Iran warns Israel of 'lightning' reply to any attack

I don't understand why the Japanese always think of these things first

6 year old dies after rolling up automatic window on neck

Mitt's Massachusett's Fell To 47th Out Of 50 In Job Growth

3-Year-Old Kicked Off Airplane for Crying

Didn't I hear that Zimmerman raised like 200k on his website??

Defense: George Zimmerman In Police Custody


The USA Is The World's Most Christian Country -- Or Is It?

The USA Is The World's Most Christian Country -- Or Is It?

French police hunt 'Canadian Psycho' in Paris

Give the people what they want, and give it to 'em hard

I'm thinking of building a llittle greenhouse

Remember how pissed off you were when we found out Bush ignored that August 6, 2001 PDB?

Wisc. Assemblyman Jon Richards accuses Atty General of targeting Dem polling places on election day

My GLBT family: How did you meet your significant other?

Leaked documents reveal UK fight to dilute EU green energy targets

Global warming turns tundra to forest-study

Syrian officer who witnessed Houla massacre Defects

TOONS: Mitt Romney (Compassionate Conservative)

Thousands protest at Turkey anti-abortion law plan

Here is a link the Gary Taubes site.

“U.S. existing home sales will reach a bottom in 2008”

A Look At The Largest Private Armies In The World

Protecting Many Species to Help Our Own

75yr old man kills 13yr kid

Rachel Maddow - Montana the best chance of saving US democracy from 'Citizens United'

Grassroots Activism: The Core of the Environmental Movement

2 Days To Wisconsin Recall: How You Can Help

Bob Schieffer asks, "Why did Barack Obama start his campaign off so negatively..?"

Big DU 'Thank You' to silverweb.

Hey, what's going on in here?

"I know from detailed plans and there is nothing there."

Birth control’s worst enemy

Revitalizing America: Union busting...?

Romney Feared W.H. Conspiracy To Stop Secret Solyndra Presser (TPM)

hung over - sore - happy - pics

AI: Neil Sammonds: "I have not seen a people so brave as the Syrians"

Obama keeps a low public profile in Wisconsin recall fight

"We Americans...with the shortest vacations in the developed world..." --Rick Steves

I love it when the pilot brags about landing 20 minutes early....

Republicans and solar power

New article on dealing with Pluto and the times from OM Magazine

Business not as usual near Syria, but that’s not the point

Neo-Nazi on "60 Minutes" tonight...

Rick "Benito" Scott and the voter purge in Florida.

Lou Diamond Phillips with Kenobi and Koi

The Republican far-left plan on Health Insurance Reform

Very good video on Fukushima and the status of Japan as a whole

One dead, 100s injured as tornado hits Colombia

I love it…

Zimmerman Turns Himself In

Topics: How nations can remain competitive and why the United States is slipping.

The Bible & Morality, Slave Labor, & 50 Shades Of Grey (The Point w/ Sexy Liberal John Fugelsang)

Stand your ground’: a get-out-of-jail-free card

How old? Happy twenty-ninth, son.

Good morning Mr. Phelps. The man you are looking at is Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

I'm on week three of weight watchers

Sounds like a Catholic version of 'Star Wars'

Greenwald: The Authoritarian Mind

Hands Across Riverdale: The Human Costs of Fracking

Wise words from facebook...

Have you read a hospital chart carefully?

Post some songs about TV

Wisconsin - "second most important election this year".

Occupy Cleveland to risk arrest to halt Pennsylvania fracking eviction

Are we alowed to mention tombstoned friends?

CrossPosting With No Comment

On teachers...

DOMA Unconstitutional Ruling: Liberal Religious Groups Hail Move, Conservatives Condemn

Tiger tied for lead w/ 2 holes left to play

Shale gas vs. the hermit thrush!

The Man Who Knew Venus Would Transit the Sun

Chess (June): Vishy Retains World Championship; Nakamura wins US Title

Only 20% of the record breaking NM fire are "high intensity burns" because of a let burn policy

On 'This Week,' Paul Krugman Destroys Romney Surrogate, Calls Ryan Plan a 'Fraud'

Violins Please...World’s Richest Lose $24 Billion As Adelson Fortune Drops

Where is that thread that asked for things you've seen in movies that were implausible or irked you?

The Tiger roars at the PGA

"Actually, Obama is Running a Positive Campaign " Obama 70% pos, 30% neg; MR 27% pos, 73% neg

Wisconsin: state of anger, state of action

George Will's Bitter Comparison Between Sugary Drinks and Climate Change

You need to follow this blog about FL politics. It's pretty good and it actually angers me.

A View Of The Wisconsin Recall, From The Other Side Of The Pond...

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 4 June 2012

CBS news just said that Walker could lose on Tuesday


Divine right of kings (thread in LBN)

Why is Wednesday so far away?? :^( n/t

MK: Shoot everyone trying to cross Israel border

More news from Wisconsin (& yet another appeal for $$):

Week-old gyro in the fridge. Whadaya think-- still good?

Wisconsin jobs: More fishy numbers as highest paying industries hire but wages fall

Maureen Dowd up to her old tricks again

Truth is stranger than fiction (ponies).

I need one of these!

an Republican stopped my house

Religious Pilgrimages: 14 Of The World's Most Spiritual Destinations

DoD eyes expanded military ties to Vietnam

Progressive Faith Renewed By Recall Vote - John Nichols/CapTimes

My contribution - in honor of Her Majesty

How dizzy are you?

Summer Rerun: The Federal Budget is NOT like a Household Budget: Here’s Why

What makes America great is that you can start with nothing and make it big.

Caitlin Moran defends best-seller How To Be A Woman at Hay Festival

Rep Gosar Abuses the Franking Privilege - Again

The divide: energy

Guardian UK: The facts are clear. This cruel austerity experiment has failed

Why We Fear Mormons

Pot smoking mother drives off with baby on car roof

Update on my great nephew:

NYT: “MEN invented the internet”

Actually, Obama is Running a Positive Campaign

Just finished retrofitting a Jazz Bass. **Pics**

Mustard or Ketchup?

What Guide Books Tell Foreign Visitors to the U.S.

Any new lyrics to add to this classic?

Airline squeeze: It's not you, 'it's the seat'

Arizona CD8 race. (Gabby Gifford's seat) It ain't Wisconsin but...

On the "insane scenario" that everyone's talking about.

Per David Shuster, Scotty would have a clearance letter if he's not a DOJ target

Count down to Game of Thrones. SPOILERS

Over 300 Mormons join Utah Gay Pride Parade

Romney’s Likely Chief Of Staff Is Profiting From Obamacare

New Rules for elections: If less than 1/2 turnout, then the uncast ballots go to the LOWEST

Paul Krugman: 'I'm sick of being Cassandra. I'd like to win for once'

US urges China to free Tiananmen Square activists

Sarah Palin Pallin’ Around With Terrorists

Thou bootless onion-eyed measle!

Poll: Voters turn against California bullet train

Regardless of recall, Walker may face indictment - by David Shuster

Hands Across Riverdale: The Human Costs of Fracking

Beyond Walkergate And Why Tuesday Is So Damn Important

Tierra del Fuego is udderly white

War in the White House

Brazil's biggest rubbish dump closes in Rio de Janeiro

Suicide car bomber kills 12 in Nigeria church

US urges China to free Tiananmen Square activists

Missouri GOP Senate candidates bemoan loss of freedom

BBC: Five ways the eurozone could break up ($400,000 to the best plan for a eurozone break up)

Two dead after venomous spiders invade Indian town

"The Penis Is Evil"

If we were the size of an ant a Redwood tree would be 40 miles tall

Alleged Colombian gang leader seized in Venezuela

Caught in the moment- not many stories forthcoming.

Silent Auction online of beautiful artwork of CA.. to benefit SunMt.

John McCain’s Entire 2008 Opposition Research File on Mitt Romney

"It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty delta day....."

So now the terrorists wanting to KILL us are going to recruit 75 year old or above.....

Way Beyond Bake Sales: The $1 Million PTA

Bin Laden 'saved his money for jihad'

Mitt Romney on Gun Ownership and The 2nd Amendment

Magnitude 6.6 - SOUTH OF PANAMA

Montreal's Grand Prix cancels opening day over protest threats

Was going to Svolvaer - ended up in Svalbard.

Mexico most popular for US ‘reshoring’

Expert: Coin flip as accurate as June polls


Why should I not give up on having a respectable career followed by a cozy retirement...

Fox's Dick Morris: Paid Pitchman For Wisconsin Republicans - MediaMatters

Japan Arrests Fugitive Wanted in 1995 Gas Attack

Has anyone heard of a home heating/cooling system that somehow adjusts to

The Protest Blues - from the Heart of Wisconsin

Canadian government overhauling environmental rules to aid oil extraction


In Pennsylvania coal country, voters not thrilled with their choices

The GOP, demographics and voter suppression

gun sales in Austrailia

I finally weighed myself. I am 15 pounds lighter than what I guessed. I am only on day two of the

Are the Winds Shifting Towards Wisconsin Democrats?

Bob McDonnell Gives Obama Credit For Stimulus

Mormons march in Gay Pride Parade to build bridges

Florida 'stand your ground' law yields some shocking outcomes depending on how law is applied

Rick, I loved your article in OM Times!

PDQ Bach does Rap!

Michael Steele may be a friend of Rachel Maddow's...

Kline's lawyer asks for another recusal in ethics case

Has Barrett highlighted how Walker will increase everyone's utility bills via privatization?

Uphill quench. How about a springtime thaw.

I Think We are going to win the WI Recall Election

"Republicans Plot to Steal White House" by Paul McGeough at

Now this is an interesting email scam

Just watched the Avengers,it was pretty cool. Small spoiler

"The Time to Get Outraged is Now" at eclecta blog

Xpost Good Reads: New "bulge" in wall of Fukushima reactor building 4 worries public

Do We Need a Poor People's Coming-Out Movement?

Barrett: Final tracking poll: 47.8% to 47.7%.

I'm going to play Devil's Advocate on the WI recall election for a minute here.

R.i.p. Richard DAWSON, haven't seen that in GD like for everybody else n/t

Close Encounters on Syfy now.

Girl Power: 12-Year-Old Girl Explains What Most Economists Can't About Money and Debt

What not to do at Donald Driver's charity softball game---steal his cleats from a kid.

I'm about to over-indulge. Stop me or not. It's about weiners & whole grain

NYT:Intrigue in Karzai Family Clouds Afghanistan’s Fate

Phone banking for Barrett & Dexter in Chippewa Falls--Saturday Afternoon

Texas to Indiana- a couple pics

It's been a while...CCOKC! Be a Ccock. (Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron)

Internet Free Speech news coming tomorrow (around CDA)

Teacher tenure: a Fairfax schools firing case

Gun collector and NRA member confronts, shoots and kills 13-year-old kid

Pretty shocking episode of Man Men tonight

I thought of the perfect sentence to sum up Mitt Robme's campaign:

Merrill Losses Were Withheld Before Bank of America Deal

JPMorgan Was Warned About Lax Risk Controls

With Fanfare, Ashanti People From Ghana Install Their New York Chief

Why can't I have a goofy friend like Zooey?

In Italy, scientists are now being tried for manslaughter for failing to predict 2009 earthquake.

Why am I getting pro Scott Walker adds on this website?

Vacuum trains: a high-speed pipe dream? (BBC Future)

I'll be stark, raving mad by the time this election is over.

An update and a call for thoughts, prayers, and DU vibes

Neil deGrasse Tyson: My Man, Sir Isaac Newton

Goonies of the Caribbean

Vegan Bukkake (NSFW)