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Archives: August 10, 2012

What's the rebuttal to the "Bain offered Soptic a buy-out, but he wouldn't take it" meme?

Shhh... Don't Look Now... These Numbers Do Not Necessarily Reflect My Lame Attempt To Rip 'Em...


on the Uptake. A.hole State Sen Mike Parry Bristles At Laughter Directed At Republicans

Jerusalem of Gold: Raisman invited to Israel

Exclusive: U.S. banks told to make plans for preventing collapse

What's for Dinner ~ Friday August 10th

RE: Ohio Voting Machines

CNN has Obama +7 & Fox has Obama +9, but Dick Morris...

Man plunges 22 stories to his death from Manhattan hotel, lands ON TOP of SUV with driver inside

GOP Teabagger Depicts Obama with Spear in His Head

"How Mitt Romney will pay heavily for his unreleased tax returns" - The Guardian

ATTN: Blizzard customers: Blizzard has been hacked

Proper Opossum Massage Video. Explicit. Kinky.

Jim Crow, Never Extinct, Has Expanded His Habitat

VICTORY! Formerly Homeless Suburban Couple Wins Loan Modification to Stay in Home in MN

Turtles leaving the mother ship

Dang primaries (Aug 14) -- 8 county commissioners and lots of judges to figure out

Jon Stewart Mocks Conservative Outrage Toward Priorities USA Ad

Who can offer six million reasons not to be narrow minded or intolerant in a name and a place?

Any other fans of the new incarnation of Dallas? I never watched the original but I knew the

Voter Disenfranchisement - Vote Suppression.......

King Crimson live....amazing. Fripp/Belew guitar fans, you know who you are!

Man falls asleep drunk on luggage beltway, gets x-rayed...

Consumer finance agency sets mortgage protections

Did you buy a high school class ring? (Or did your parents buy you one)

Letter from Gay Son to Romney-Supporting Dad

Steep decline in ‘drop houses’ used by human smugglers

Bird Joins Blue Grass Singer

Firm formerly called Blackwater to pay $7.5m fine over arms sales violations

Health insurer refunds may stall in employers' hands

Nasa Mohawk Guy - Persian-American at JPL - "hot nerd" goes viral

There is one sure way to make sure you have no trouble at the voting booth come November....

Ry Cooder: 'Mitt Romney is a dangerous man, a cruel man'

Sarah Palin's Folksy Word Salad 6-6-11

Language in the Democratic Convention platform re gay rights

(Gaddafi-era fugitive) Mohammed el-Megarif elected as Libya's interim president

DU, you rock!

Venezuela arrests American 'mercenary', says Hugo Chávez

NY Times: U.S. and Gulf Allies Pursue a Missile Shield Against Iranian Attack

Will the Republiban stay with Mittens or bring in the brokers?

Colombian Senate approves regulation of euthanasia .

Colombian Senate approves regulation of euthanasia .

Colombian prisoners on hunger strike over overcrowding crisis

Can someone defend or at least explain the "standards" movement?

Videos Shed Light on Chaos at Fukushima as a Nuclear Crisis Unfolded

Santos backs armed forces accused of extrajudicial killings .

Chinese Export Growth Tumbles

Three U.S. Soldiers Killed by Uniformed Afghan in Helmand

Libor to be overhauled as part of reforms, says FSA

Chevron response to fire threat probed

Mother of Uribe's niece 'center of international narco-trafficking ring': US .

Mother of Uribe's niece 'center of international narco-trafficking ring': US .

CNBC: The Rich Are Hoarding Cash -- and That's Not Good

Gun-rights group pressures TV station after report

CNN editorial... and if this is a picture of a Papa John's pizza, it's the saddest pizza in history

Has NPR's Adam Davidson Betrayed His Listeners? Serious Conflict of Interest Issues Exposed

No, I Don't Want to Go to Your Church!

NRA: A lobby for criminals



File missing


Morning Intern Killer Joe is having a pissy Paul Ryan-gasm Joan Crawford no wire hangers MELTDOWN

TrapWire: See Something, Say Something...To The CIA?

"TV's Frank" Conniff via Facebook: "Gingrich is on TV a lot lately. I wish he'd ...

Great Facebook Photo this morning

Can Government Create Jobs or Not?

Gonorrhea Is Now Only Treatable With One Drug

YAY, got a photo of a night fire!

AMAZING photo of Vampira (from a 1954 Life Magazine photo shoot on Hollywood Blvd)

5 Ways You Don't Realize Movies Are Controlling Your Brain

Psychotherapy Is Effective but Underutilized, Review Shows

WaPo's Michael Gersson's got a FEVER, and the only PRESCRIPTION is Chris Christie as Mitt's VP pick

Global Food Reserves Falling As Drought Wilts Crops

Michigan City Republican Councilman in hot water as video of Obama's head on a spike emerges

Ten Reasons Why You GOTTA VOTE!

TCM Schedule for Saturday, August 11 -- The Essentials: James Mason

Mark this day on your calendar.

LOL- Tbagger Steak

TCM Schedule for Sunday, August 12 -- The Essentials, Jr.: Ginger Rogers

What can I do about Sexual trafficking?

Toon- The Republican Revolt

Politico: Obama to include Republicans in hard-hitting convention

Washington puts its money on proxy war

What's in YOUR birthday cake?

Our Most effective Campaign Tool: Super Pac's or Hard Money.

Tibet's political future lies in 'Middle Way' By Lobsang Sangay

Erskine Bowles to Romney: You're no Bowles or Simpson

Amerigo's picture of Vampira reminded me of Mary Fahl, the vocalist for the REGRETTABLY short-lived

Today In Dishonest FOX Charts: Government Aid Edition

From an Ex CEO: Why John Schnatter's comments about a 20 cents add on are laughable.

Do you think Tim Pawlenty ever asks himself: "I got out of the race early for this"?

The "Yes on 37" Campaign has started

E. J. Dionne: Will Conservatives Reject Obamacare’s Rebates?

Nate Silver pooh pooh's Fox and CNN polls

Obama Ad Invokes Bill Clinton to Rebut Romney Welfare Attack

Goddamn I hate CNN.

Give it up for Olympic runner Manteo Mitchell

The media calls the Obama campaign ads "negative ads"!

Newt has been all over the TV these past three or four days

A New Wind Blowing: Obama’s Clean Energy Revolution

Medicare overspending on anemia drug

Why didn't the Republicans vet Romney more thoroughly?

Newly discovered malware linked to Stuxnet, Flame

Jamaica celebrates.

Summer storm spins over Arctic

Your last best guess - VEEP for CREEP

The real reason MFM hasn't been posting.......

"If you knew about this all along, why did you even run?"

US streets full of formerly middle class

"Blatant" - Obama for America TV Ad

Time to find a role for Trump at the Republican Convention! Post ideas here.

Chevron fire investigators wait for all-clear before refinery inspection

So, I got this Rope-a-Dope theory about Romney & the tax returns--

NASA's 'green' planetary test lander crashes

Today's xkcd (subtitled "I can hardly wait for 2043.)

Something is wrong with Mika Brzezinski. Threatened to hit Joe this morning...

P.G. council member Toles to welcome new Chick-fil-A

Bob Hoskins's diagnosis is a reminder of how little we know about Parkinson's

Farmers Deplete Fossil Water in World’s Breadbaskets

Was James Joyce the Greatest Mind-Scientist Ever?

Take a short chopper ride, then draw the entire city skyline from memory. This guy's amazing.

Rmoney's best veep pick: Huckabee or Petraeus

Joe Madison: Senator Harry Reid's Source is John Huntsman's Father

Brad Blog - GOP Voter Suppression Updates: OH, MI, IA Sec's of State Create New Obstacles For Voters

Best 30 sec. ad EVAH!!

A People's Platform for the Democratic Party

Drumbeat: August 10, 2012

Peak oil notes - August 9

DU... help me respond to a misguided friend...

Drumbeat: August 10, 2012

Peak oil notes - August 9

Dem convention will portray Mittens as a 'heartless aristocrat' & include several republicans

H1B Issue. - American Business Community Does Not Want American Workers.

Journalism, Framing and Value

WARNING, GRAPHIC. Got into it with a TeaMaggot last night.

Pa. man dials 911 on cellphone during drug deal, gets arrested, police say

Today in Peace and Justice history on August 10, 1984

Friday TOON Roundup 1 - Mitt-diculous

8/7 Drought Monitor - D3 Conditions In Most Of 8 States, D4 Expands AR To IN, CO To OK

Rikers Con Job

Friday TOON Roundup 2- Repubs and NRA

Biden will put Obama's name in nomination & Convention may include ex-GOP Senators

Medical Marijuana: Montana Cannabis Under Fire From Feds

Friday TOON Roundup 3- The Rest

Mother Nature just took the thawing hamburger of the Arctic and broke it into chunks.

Romney accepts, Obama declines MSNBC

Very weird...on air "personalities" on CNN discussing their salaries.

Romney ENFORCER Eric Fehrnstrom PUSHES Media Tracker

It's one thing for the Teapers to nominate these right wing loonies for Sen.

Romney's 'Iowa Farmer’ Also Millionaire Real Estate Mogul W/Spaceship House And Personal Car Wash

How The Right Robbed Romney Of His Running Room

"Some Plumes Were A Kilometer Or More Wide . . . The Concentration Was 100X Higher Than Normal"

BTW did you know that Freepers have opened their own Lounge Restaurant....

First Thoughts: It's not an even race - Obama's ahead

Caption Shit On-Me

No. I don't want a drink before my meal.

She's Got Big-Uns

Holy crap! They made living, breathing Koosh balls!

Romney May Have No Choice But to Pick Paul Ryan

David Rakoff, Essayist and 'This American Life' Contributor Has Died

Romney GOP Wet Dream

"Not a Gay Couple": Plans for the Democratic Convention

U.S. Won’t Prosecute Goldman Sachs, Employees Over CDO Deals

What Gingrich, Santorum, etc. got right about Romney

OWS has meant just as much - if not more- than the teabagger movement to politics...

New poll numbers. Obama leads by 7 or more nearing double digit lead

Debbie Downer here. I'm not too keen on having Repukes at the Democratic Convention.

Corbett Attacked from All Sides for his Long-Delayed Sandusky Investigation (Daily News Article)

If I Were Truly Wealthy Could Really Trash Romney And The GOP.

Skyrim reference in anti-Romney ad?

Homeland Security treated male staffers like lapdogs

Brooke Baldwin Presses An Annoyed Reince Priebus To Explain Why Romney Won’t Release More Tax Info

What is your favorite Elton John song?

Pic Of The Moment: Word Of Mitt's VP Shortlist Reaches The President

Ryan as VP would hamstring Romney just as Cheney did Bush.

Republican Party Chairman:Americans Who Want Romney To Release More Tax Returns Are The New Birthers

CEO'S The Economic Vampire Class

I Worked in Bangalore (India) -- The Heart of IT Outsourcing

Too cute...

Romney and welfare: Who's waging class warfare now?

'Son of Sam' serial killer decries violence, 'regrets' past

Who would be happier of Chris Christie was chosen as Mittens running mate Dem's or Re thugs?

To Sum Up: We Are Screwed. Questions?

Biggest 3-D Universe Map Created

Aw! MFM gets signed for his first product endorsement!

Romney, Get Your Hand Out Of My Pocket!

Romney’s New Phony ‘War On Religion’

Abused Pets needs all our help. Justice for Corona

Atheists fight discrimination too

New Zapotec Pyramid Found With Vivid Murals, Stacked Tombs

Guns, Butter and Then Some

Romney Welfare Ad: "Toxic Racial Stereotypes" Says Philly Inquirer Columnist

Largest U.S. Coal Ash Pond to Close, But Future Rules Still Undecided

The Lounge Cafeteria has expanded its breakfast menu to accommodate our zombie members.

The Courage That Comes From Being Different

'Baggers-GOP civil war? BREWER not endorsing PEARCE. & KS moderates blame KOCHs for losses

"You've got to be kidding me."

Not even the Mittness protection program to hide his past can keep Romney and team from sometimes...

If Mitt Rmoney is lying and deflecting now, how could he be trusted as a President?

Let Larry vote

Lower Social Security Eligibility to 55; Raise Benefits By 15%

Robin Hood Mayor Robs Supermarkets and Gives to the Poor

SEC drops probe into Goldman Sachs' role in MBS deal

Blizzard got hacked

I have to ask: have we just seen the first etch-a- sketch moment of the Romney campaign?

I'm beginning to think that Mittens hasn't got a tax problem...

David Barton, liar for Jesus, has his book pulled by publisher...

Hello, 911? Can you drive me to the store for some beer?

Romney tax plan 'conceptually' close to Simpson-Bowles? No way!

President Obama's Regulations Have Saved Lives And Unprecedented Dollars

Reid should put a calculator on his website

Blizzard got hacked (cross posted from the gaming forum)

Dumb criminal of the week-Man posts flier advertising meth for sale

Utah Road Sign Flashes 'God Hates Gays' Near Brigham Young Univ.

What kind of a world is this when Maximum Overdrive isn't on Netflix Streaming?

Stratfor Emails Reveal Secret, Widespread TrapWire Surveillance System

So Zimmerman was a failed Criminal Justice student.

OBAMA/BIDEN - SUBJECT: Romney’s Tax Dodge Extended to Businesses He Managed

Greetings from the New Economy

Mittens' etch-a-sketch dude, Eric FEHRNSTROM, also Senator Treasure Trail's

The standards for 'embarrassment'

Palestinian-American goes off on Mittens in Washington Post op-ed

My New Friend (psychic phenomena story)

Better Eating Through Mindfulness

What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress?

Scott Brown outraged at prospect of poor people voting

I thought this was a headline from the Onion. It's not.

Old Mitt-Donald Visits A Farm

Obama Hits Back At Welfare Attack With New Ad

What Do We Lose When Experiences Go Extinct?

The New Christine O’Donnells? Hard-Right Nominees Endanger GOP Senate Hopes

After-hours IT: A phone hack exposed

Putting DEA on the defensive: Court case puts marijuana prohibition on the stand

Hawaii court upholds same-sex marriage ban

Israel media talk of imminent Iran war push

So whatever happened to...

RNC claims Romney wants to let 'every industry' in America go bankrupt

What is up with my phone number that these Teabaggers keep calling me in NYC?!

OK, the next thing in my life that pisses me off. I don't have any real life guy friends anymore.

if rmoney could release his taxes, he wouldn't be qualified to be president.

'I'm sick to my stomach': anger grows in Illinois at Bain's latest outsourcing plan

4-year-old boy dies after saving 3 year old from drowning

American Nuns: Do They Have A Future?

Papantonio: Pennsylvania’s Effort To Block The Vote

Caroline Kennedy poster - anybody seen it?

1 dead, 2 wounded after breaking into gun shop

The Religious Right’s Obama Derangement Syndrome

Still think homosexuality is sinful? (Check the graphic)

Reince Priebus: I'm done talking Mitt Romney's tax returns

I have this theory about why the right has gotten crazier and crazier, it seems, by the minute...

Veterans express thanks for funeral legislation

My unofficial analysis of this chart from Pew Research

Romney's "DOG WHISTLES" Are Clear to White RACISTS Online

Reince Priebus: I'm done talking Mitt Romney's tax returns

meanwhile, in the Oval Office...

Romney campaign whining about the polls

RNC Chair: 63 percent of voters are "ridiculous"

From Dan Quayle to Sarah Palin to Mini-Mitt: What the Veep Choice Will Reveal

QQ - Anybody know what's actually being done to combat the Ohio early voting hours disparity?

Small businesses are finding ways to avoid hiring.

Rachel Maddow - For-profit colleges target veterans, federal loans for huge profit

The Ayn Rand Uncyclopedia Page

Drones rocketing into new uses, raising questions of privacy, misuse

Copy & Forward: October 22, 2012 is the deadline for voter registration in SoDak

The Living Model for Comprehensive Elderly Care

I'm *telling* you, they are going to lose the tax debate on THEIR turf if Mitt's the nominee.

Israeli newspaper says PM, defence minister want to attack Iran before U.S. election

What the Trade Deficit Is and Why an Ongoing Trade Deficit Weakens the Economy

Copy & Forward: October 19, 2012 is the deadline for voter registration in NE

Helene, mother of 9-month-old Nathan, explains what their photo with President Obama means to her

Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system

Since 7/22 rMoney is in the low 40s in 4 DIFFERENT NATIONAL POLLS! Does anyone

The Crime that Pays How predatory bosses steal and get away with it.

Funny Friday...

Blizzard hack attack hits millions

When the truth is deemed 'half-true'

Black Like Him: Obama's Narrow Path to Reelection

[former scandal-sniffing veteran reporter for the Boston Herald]Eric Fehrnstrom's Moment

PA politicians may be overestimating the firepower of the NRA

Biden: McConnell decided to withhold all cooperation even before we took office

"Exxon Valdez" grounds itself. Again.

Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan: That's Amore

Copy & Forward: October 9, 2012 is the deadline for voter registration in Florida

Hah! USA has won 39 Olympic gold medals--26 by WOMEN!

Mitt Romney's Problem Isn't Obama's campaign strategy —It's Mitt Romney

In Tennessee, a Hard-Fought Victory for the Muslim Community

Sharing a thread from the lounge-------> USA has won 39 Olympic gold medals--26 by WOMEN!

Progressive Xians vs. Non-Believers...

GOP screams "No fair, he's fighting back" (and winning!!!)

Three reasons Mitt Romney is losing

Copy & Forward: Voter registration in IA

Top Romney aide whines that Mitt's the victim of big bad Barack Obama

Vast volcanic 'raft' found in Pacific, near New Zealand

Dying Daughter's Health Insurance Cut By Wells Fargo?

Migrating geese avoid offshore wind farms, says study

Ex-judge denounces corruption in Venezuelan regime

Anti-HIV drug Truvada backed for all high-risk adults {translate: for straight folks too}

Website warned over MMR claims

How Wonderful of Microsoft To Do This (tounge firmly planted in cheek).

Afghan police chief kills US soldiers invited to dinner

Another Blatantly False Claim From The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin

Flapping jowels Sooonooonooo called Pres O a 'wuss'... several times. How elegant!

Talk about RELIEF!

Four fucking years ago...

LePage Threatens RNC Boycott

Women in games: A mini guide to working and thriving in the video game industry

Former Lebanese minister arrested for planning attacks for Syria's Assad

Dear DUers - Can you help with a project, please?

Do you find labels to be convincing arguments?

PAPA JOHN'S GUY: You're wasting at least 20 cents per pizza with that oily "garlic sauce"

Rachel Maddow - GOP war on voting curbs access in Ohio Democratic counties

Georgia voting information

Vast volcanic 'raft' found in Pacific, near New Zealand

We've been saying this around DU for how long now?

GM CEO says old culture still hinders change

The Atlantic's Molly Ball: Obama is ahead, but he's not winning

Caption this pic of Romney

Attempts to avoid food crisis may worsen problem

Pssst, Papa Outhouse....

A sideshow the golfers at The PGA Championship in SC were treated to:

OK, I've decided to spend the afternoon at work buzzed.

Colbert Calls Gingrich A ‘Baby-Eating Werewolf’

Who's the biggest asshole currently in music?

Just Got a Call from Wayne Powell, Running for Eric Cantor's Seat!

The Last Word - Romney makes nice with Republicans

Romney Ad Hits Obama For Use Of Woman’s Death

Happy Friday, here's some Sleater Kinney for ya

Romney’s Big Dig moment

The Last Word - How to actually stop election fraud

BWAHAHAHAHA!!! What DOESN'T happen in Vegas doesn't necessarily STAY in Vegas!!!

Dem poll: Heidi Heitkamp up by 6 in North Dakota + Ham Rove Pulls add

Civil Rights Act of 1964 made possible for all these women winning in the Olympics

BREAKING: The Official Cost Of Obamacare Is 14 cents Per Pizza

A Cartoon World -- Corporation a Person

Mudcat, New Age of Economic Populism on TYT

Defense Contractors Plan to Go Forward With Layoff Notices

Owwww. . .


Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Thursday, August 9)

Who's the biggest A-hole currently in the Lounge?

Ralfaca Romney, Talking Horse, Speaks!

New public health threat: Incurable and fatal gonorrhea. Very scary.

Catholic Nuns Send Letter To Romney Challenging His ‘Woeful Lack Of Knowledge’ About The Poor

The world's most beautiful buildings

It's policy and personal: Romney hammered on taxes

Turbine to Harness the Tides to Generate Power

Romney aide Fehrnstrom calls Obama campaign lower than a ‘champion limbo dancer’

John Daly finds novel way to raise awareness of prostate cancer

Why aren't more media/pundits pressing for Romney to release his tax returns? (updated)

Outlaw ACA by Amending Florida Constitution?

Posted without comment from today's LA Times:

Facebook agrees to tighten its privacy policies

42 of the worst rugs you've ever seen

Arkansas Voter Registration Info.

“When the Romney campaign finally reaches the high ground, we look forward to greeting them there,”

I bought my Obama swag for the season...

Romney campaign: Don't 'read too much' into slipping polls

Hundreds gather for Sikh temple shooting memorial

Colombia's Santos sees popularity dip as public worries about security

So, Mitt Romney wants a debate over whether health insurance saves lives? Bring it on.

Google Will Begin Filtering Search Results Based On Copyright Complaints

4 Colombian soldiers charged with 'false positive' murders .

4 Colombian soldiers charged with 'false positive' murders .

How can the United States use the word democracy to any country when ReTHUGS

Obama presidency great for stocks. Will it help him?

New, Largely Symbolic, US Sanctions On The Assad Regime, Hezbollah

Axelrod's Veep Bet? Tim Pawlenty

Jon Huntsman Sr., longtime Romney backer, calls on him to release tax returns

Awful domestic household chore poll.....

According to OFA, NoDak does not have voter registration

Jon Huntsman Sr., longtime Romney backer, calls on him to release tax returns

Brace yourselves for the newest RW outrage.


Three polls show Obama widening lead over Romney (FOX NEWS poll shows widest lead)

Copy & Forward: October 16, 2012 is the deadline for voter registration in beautiful Oregon

Is Romney's campaign stalled?

MMMMMMM...15 minute stovetop mac & cheese with Sriracha.

COVERT OPERATIONS=The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama.

Argentina condemns Repsol journalist payoffs

Argentina condemns Repsol journalist payoffs

Top of Google News: Reid aide spills details about Bain source, then retracts them

Copy & Forward: October 23, 2012 is the deadline for voter registration in Wyoming

Sea ice speed increased 300%

Teabagger Sterling Heights city councilman gets visit from Secret Service

Veterans for Peace convene in Miami

Mitt Romney's Tax Return Time Bomb

Guest Lineups For The Sunday News Shows

Pat Robertson: I defy homosexuals to bring forth a baby from part of the anatomy they concentrate on

7 months ago...

When will we see Romney's VP Announcement? The closer it gets to 5pm (EST) The more I'm

Rope In Potheads

Jon Huntsman Sr. Calls On Romney To Release His Tax Returns

Meet Gauss, the Latest Weapon in the Unfolding U.S.-Israeli Cyberwar

Anyone here old enough to remember this? 1972 US Basketball team screwed out of gold.

President Obama forced to flee in the Oval Office...

How the Chosen Ones Ended Australia’s Olympic Prowess and Revealed A Secret Past

Copy & Forward: October 9, 2012 is the deadline for voter registration in Montana

The media overstates the 'wrong track' remark...

Copy & Forward: October 12, 2012 is the deadline for voter registration in IDAHO

LIFE is a Boat.

Johnathan Alter: Repeal equals DEATH

Now I get it..Rmoneys horse was symbolic...

Chick-Fil-A Promo (Parody)

Hows that MAKE AMERICA FAIL thingie working out for you, Repubbies?

Drugs Bunny Accuses Obama of Trying to Suppress Voters

White House won't denounce anti-Romney ad

Publisher Pulls Controversial Thomas Jefferson Book Citing Loss Of Confidence(Fake Historian Barton)

Romney: He would have chosen his money

DNC Convention to include (sane) Republicans

Best religious insanity defense ever?

Fill in the blank: Don't get mad, get _________ !

If "Corporations are people, my friend," does that mean ...

The RW will now move as one to portray themselves as all innocent and polite.

Comment from Freeper forum

The Most Frightening Poll Results That You Will Read Today

Biden: McConnell decided to withhold all cooperation even before we took office

Iowa DCI Agent Hired to Chase Voter Fraud

Commissioner “disturbed” his name is linked to ballot-fraud probe


The Steve Miller Band "Your Saving Grace"

Jon Huntsman Sr: Mitt should be fair with American people and release taxes

"Romney and Bain, they used us just like we were the scrap steel"

Who could continue the Dem 2012 attack strategy?

Spoiler alert. Olympics please don't read if you don't want to know yet

Who Is Dr. Laffer?

I miss Michael Steele

If Mitt loses (and it IS an if), how will the liars spin it?

Spoiler Alert - Women's 4x100 Relay

Will he release his taxes?

While there will always be backers for Romney

Maybe no one WANTS to be Rmoney's VP?

Well, we aren't number one

Rally call for all the Whovians: Show your support for Sarah Jane Smith

The Tea Party's Plan to Cripple Congress - Bloomberg

What would be a good fish to get for a small office aquarium?

I edited one of my polls and it made it look like the results changed!

Sorry...gotta post my FB reply about ACA:

Florida Ex-GOP Chair: Voter suppression strategies go beyond voter ID laws

How over budget were the Salt Lake City Olympics?

American athlete under fire for carrying Mexican flag

The Tea Party's Plan to Cripple Congress - Bloomberg

Dogs Against Romney keeping the world safe for pets since 2007 (70,000 members strong)

Jennifer Lawrence in a horror/suspense movie.

Romney begs for mercy: Please stop the Bain and tax attacks! It hurts!

NYT: Grocery stores move toward customer-specific pricing

Vines strangling rose bushes!

Buzz Kill

Fla. Court Denies 'Stand Your Ground' in Fan Fight.

Hmmm...Jon Huntsman Sr. Calls On Romney To Release His Tax Returns

I'm a bit confused about the premise behind the new NBC series, REVOLUTION

Meet Some (of the Menagery of) Right-Wing Attack Groups

I'm a bit confused about the premise behind the new NBC series, REVOLUTION

Romney To Obama: Please Stop Attacking My Business Record, Taxes

Did I miss a big news story--what happened to Bobby Jindall?

Where The Bears Are: Episode 3 (Possibly Not Work Friendly)

Tornado watches up in Southenr New England

The Media Myth of Obama's Negative Campaign

Pro-Obama Super Pac Launches New TV Ad

what is this thing?

If Romney picks Paul Ryan, he was bullied into the decision...

Archeologists plan to use small U.S. drone to map Mawchu Llacta ruins in Peru

Archeologists plan to use small U.S. drone to map Mawchu Llacta ruins in Peru

Even more bad news for CNN: Fareed Zakaria... PLAGIARISM

Romney Crying Uncle as Pro-Obama Super Pac Launches New TV Ad "Scrap Steel"

US Gulf Course: Missile defense or world dominance?

Who will give the "Birthers' Speech" at the GOP convention? Boehner? Walker? Scott?

The Soapbox: On Being A Sikh Feminist

TYT: Immortal Technique Interview

Miracle-Gro Package: "if not satisfied return empty package" for refund. PLEASE join me DU in...

TYT: Miami 'Cannibal' Victim Speaks (Ronald Poppo)

TSA gone wild

Dems try mending fences with labor misleads to defend Romney (updated)

Hey you gay-hating conservatives: Here are a few other things that God hates

Freepers "stand up for" thoroughly discredited David Barton today

Shuster: "Whining about negative ads can make you sound weak, fragile and desperate."

The Unchained Goddess - Climate Warming Circa 1958

The Dangerous Global Consequences of a Syria Intervention

Limbaugh Tells Romney To Ditch Eric Fehrnstrom and ‘Get Some Real Conservatives As His Spokespeople’

This one is for all youse "boys in the men's group": we know who we are.


Executive Order -- Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally

Rmoney just doesn't have 'The Stuff'

Biden: McConnell decided to withhold ALL cooperation even BEFORE we took office

I just hopped on my hometown newspaper and immediately wanted to move.

Breaking: Nasa's ' Curiosity ' Captures FIRST Signs of LIFE

LOL!!! Romney To Obama: Truce? Asks That Business Record, Taxes Be Off-Limits

Grandiose Delusions: anyone here got 'em?

'State Dept in bed with 'Blackwater''

Someone in Obama's staff needs to make it clear, somehow, to the Republican base

Doctors remove spider hiding in woman’s ear canal for 5 days (photo warning :-) )

toon: You are Here

Feds: Mississippi county runs 'school-to-prison pipeline'

Arkansas congressional candidate vows to fight "trumped up" DUI charge

New to this group I am.

Your Friday Afternoon Challenge returns with “Capital Art”!

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman to speak at Dem Convention?

Three Thousand San Francisco Janitors Prepare for a Strike

Tammy Smith Becomes First Lesbian General Officer

What an appropriate image of Romney right now

The Starting Line – ‘Dump Romney’ GOP Group Surfaces Prior to Convention

The Original Teabagger?

Not the Onion! Newt and Calista want to be the next Regis and Kathie Lee!


We were damn lucky

New middle class driving Brazil economic makeover

New middle class driving Brazil economic makeover

AND - buried in the data is the startling disclosure that six of the 400 paid no federal income tax.

It's Breitbart, so take it with a grain of salt: Jon Huntsman Jr. to speak at DNC Convention.

Mom took a gift from a DUer into her final resting place

Man 'escaped Mexico mass killing' in San Luis Potosi

Trump won't speak at Republican convention

Hurricane Katrina Hero (Zeitoun) Wanted Ex-Wife, 2 Others Dead, Police Say

PBS's Gwen Ifill lands Romney interview

I'm slowly starting to feel better, but I've been living with a lot of household mess -

Romney To Obama: Let’s Agree Not To Discuss My Business Record

Feds Now Investigating Sandusky Pedophile Ring, Possibly Shared Boys With Others

Overheard at Priorities USA HQ

My god, school supplies are expensive!

Clash reported between Jordan and Syria in border area

Adelson's Pro-Romney Donations Will Be 'Limitless,' Could Top $100M - Forbes

So... how do you think the Repigs are liking this Super PAC situation now?

Military’s First Openly Gay General Officer

this must have upset the little foxes...

GOP: Romney to Reveal VP Pick in Stages - Mystery Man is Chubby!

Wow. They're running Welfare Queen attack ads in Florida.

DailyKOS: Overheard at Priorities USA HQ

Reid’s Office Revealed New Details About His Source On Romney’s Taxes, Quickly Takes Details Back

Rockefeller on Social Security anniversary

Gun Medals

Ohio Limits Early Voting Hours In Democratic Counties, Expands In Republican Counties


Climate Story of the Year/Decade/Century playing out in Real Time....

Mitt & Mars

CNN suspends Fareed Zakaria for plagiarism

Columnist And TV Host Fareed Zakaria Suspended For Copying Other Writer's Work

The Spectacular Failure that is Supply-Side Economics - Center for American Progress

painting a basement concrete floor

Ari Berman: Can Obama Win in North Carolina, Again?

Did Mitt Romney just cry "Uncle"?

Ohio limits early voting in Democratic Counties, Expands In Republican Counties

Two Pa. newspapers and the AP refer to white-supremacist group as "white people's rights group"

What caused Romney to finally squeal "uncle"?

Weekend Economists Rise Again August 10-12, 2012

LynneSin gives Evita another reason to want to eat her alive as she sleeps......

LOL- Conservative HOST Ingraham: Romney Brought ‘A DOWN PILLOW TO A GUNFIGHT’

CLOO TV -- a blast from the past

Teacher on cursive: Worth its weight in gold

Washington governor's race: Democrat Jay Inslee files ethics complaint against Republican Rob McKenn

Biden: McConnell decided to withhold ALL cooperation even BEFORE we took office

We need a bipartisan commission of certified gubmint exorcists to study Mitt's tax troubles.

Air Force commander dismissed over Texas sex-assault scandal

Oh my God...

Stoning Teachers Raises Some Eyebrows

Bradley Manning treatment in 'flagrant violation' of military code –lawyer

Article about Obama's Waterloo appearance 8/14:

Half-fast photoshop

If Romney has already screwed the pooch, do you think the Super Pacs will still spend millions more

I have a problem -

Mitt is radioactive

Mitt hold white flag?. He is wuss

Mr. and Mrs. Rhee Lecture on Ethics « Diane Ravitch's blog

Define middle class

If Mitt Romney were filling out a job application for President.....?

Neil Young1971 ...Old Man .. BBC live ...good quality audio/ visual

Bob Shrum on Rev Al

Krugman unloads on Rmoney's economic 'advisors'- Culture of Fraud

Here's something interesting that I've never heard of before

Feds: Mississippi county runs 'school-to-prison pipeline'

LCWR will continue dialogue, but not compromise mission

I Don't Say This Lightly - Stunning Kos Article On Arctic Storm's Impact On Salinity, Warm Upwelling

GOP Senate Candidate Linked To Controversial ‘Christian Supremacist’ Group

Head of Libya's new national assembly pledges neutrality

Democratic National Committee Moves Its Money to Amalgamated Bank (union-run bank)

Response to NY Times article on Occupy Oakland & others, by Davey D.

This is how sperm whales sleep.

Du Lounge men: Before you read on, do you prefer a chubby or slender mate?

Lounge Art 101: How to draw a pussy

Becquet... Sucer vous douchebags jaloux!

This is an absolute DISGRACE.

Calibrating the nuts-O-meter

MAP: On Paid Sick Leave, NYC Tries to Join the Rest of the World

'I'm sick to my stomach': anger grows in Illinois at Bain's latest outsourcing plan

I made a song about Obama needing to do more

Too Late Honey...

Gingrich has eye on Regis Philbin-like gig (with Calista as Kathie Lee)

Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident Under Computer Control

Copy and Forward: The voter registration deadline is October 9th for MI.

Best Catch and Release story you'll ever read.

Romney: Cant we make this election about what really matters?

Breaking: AFL-CIO Endorses Nationwide Boycott of Palermo's (Pizza) Products

Krugman: Culture Of Fraud

Our local candidate - Sara Sedlacek - paused he campaign for food and school supply drive

Rendell blows a lot of wishy washy hot air on the talk shows. His usefulness

Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham declares he’ll dive naked if he wins Gold

Three-Star General Was Behind Harsh Treatment of Bradley Manning, Defense Alleges

Three Thousand San Francisco Janitors Prepare for a Strike

Scott Walker Wears Sikh Head Covering At Wisconsin Memorial

Romney has become a Bain in the butt to the Republican party!!!

The Most Ambitious Casino In Atlantic City Could Be In Trouble

Senator Levin: Decision Not To Prosecute Goldman Sachs Shows Weakness - Reuters

Who's the biggest asshole in elected office?

New York Times: Can People as Rich as Romney Escape Taxes? They Can

Moose gets antlers tangled in swing set - Deputy untangles him/her

The Comments Are Brutal To Mitt Romney Waving the White Flag

Open Source Year: One Man's Experiment in Living Without Copyrighted Products

Which Republican should we vote for in the primary?

Back From Exile?

Just got the dvd for the second season of "Justified". Can't wait to watch

Why haven't repugs nominated a real lunatic right-winger for president?

For those of you who may be English Bull Terrier fans, Rufus, the king of all bullies, died today

"Mitt Zomney, get you hand out of my pocket"

Mr. and Mrs. Rhee Lecture on Ethics

Publisher pulls Jefferson book over inaccuracies (David Barton's "The Jefferson Lies")

There seems to be something wrong with this computer case

Overheard at Priorities USA HQ

Rove says Romney is winning

Cowboys eyeing Plaxico???

Someone tell me rMoney didn't LITERALLY ask for a "truce" during a presidential campaign?!

Wow... 'Obama Administration Needs to Tap, Not Stiff-Arm, Wall Street Whistleblowers' - RollinStone

I ALWAYS come to DU for advice, and I need some now. Tired of my nephews and

Fire-Bringer's Tale

So lemme get this straight....

Paul Ryan is currently leading on Intrade as Romney's VP choice

Who's the biggest film star asshole/douche?

I still think Mittens will find a way to weasel out of the debates...

Lion meat on dinner menu causes uproar

Peregrine president set to testify before grand jury next week

Chris Christie’s Failed State Capitalism

Just saw the Rmoney Welfare ad again in CO

Kitchen Dancing -

What are you reading tonight Lounge? I'm reading "The Presidents Club" Inside

Why do you think Mitt cried uncle?

“... Clear Evidence That Cannabinoids Are Useful For The Treatment Of Various Medical Conditions”

U.S. nuns respond to Vatican rebuke with call for open dialogue

*Richard Viguerie coming up on ED show,

Record high Thursday of 126F in Death Valley

Soldier in bomb plot near Texas Army post gets life sentence

A critical mass for real food

IRON SKY - If you've seen it, discuss! (Please try to avoid spoilers)

Friday Talking Points (222) -- A Really Boring Election?

How can you launch "personal attacks" against someone with no personality?

For Those Who Enjoy Schadenfreude... 'Unease Resurfaces on Romney's Right Flank'

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Inbred douchrocket) opens his trap again

"Millions Lost: Rush Limbaugh Continues To Be Bad For Business" at Media Matters

Has Romney ever in his life not gotten what he wanted?

West Nile Virus Epidemic In Texas

"Romney’s Job Growth Promises" By CATHERINE RAMPELL at the NY Times

*Ed discussing Senator Biden's discussions

Great new JK tweet...

Leslie Kean, author of

On The Not So Funny Side... The Right Wants To Turn The Entire Country Into... Texas

Let me get this straight...Mitt's RUNNING on his record in business...

LOL! National Review: Don’t Panic (updated)

a possible reason Romney can't release his tax returns

Scene On The Internets: Dear John.....

Barry White's Angel Visits Me, Too

Kansas voters double down on the crazy

The Republican Mutineer's Playbook

I GOT IT!! "Truce" is signal to pivot towards congress...rMoney is done, his...

Testimony of Mormon bishop Simon Southerton, geneticist:

Washington State Primary Results. 8/9/12. So far. 107k ballots still to counted. Mostly King County

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF! Fridaze & a new Kitty gif

"Donald Trump to have 'unique' role at GOP convention" By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY

How often do you rinse prebus?

Is Eric Holder the worst AG since Ed Meese?

Police in Michigan fail to take action against gay hate (religious) protest group threat of rape

Three Thousand San Francisco Janitors Prepare for a Strike

Rachel is tearing WilLIARd a new one

Huff Post: Scott Brown Escalates Voter Registration War, Demanding Elizabeth Warren Payback State

Our animal friends

The 8 Best Marriage Equality Videos From Around the World

Sophmore in high school and the $3,500 trip to France.

Court: Injured intern can't sue Oregon chimpanzee sanctuary

If you don't think this is funny, you might have something wrong with you

Wow! Rachel covering the ad about Romney Son of Boss scheme while with Marriott

Fact Sheet: Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally

Casting Call

So apparently I'm a sexist cat hater now...

If he can't handle attacks on his business dealings...

I just got an e-mail from Patrick Ewing inviting me to play basketball!

"Obama Is an Avid Reader, and Critic, of the News" By AMY CHOZICK at the NY Times

Post one image to describe the Romney campaign...

What happened to the 9th Circuit?

Re: Trusting Romney's tax and his business past, Reagan made history saying "Trust but verify"

I met a fine, upstanding Republican today. Omg.

Headline in Rethug paper: 1300 Coal Jobs Lost

Court says that Christie must return money he seized (stole) from municipalities to balance his

Obama met with campaign staff this afternoon.......

My one and only response to Romney asking Obama to lay off his business record.

The ED Show - Rove ad launches false attack on ND Democrat


"A New Wind Blowing: Obama’s Clean-Energy Revolution" By Michael Grunwald at Time

Double Wow !!! - 'Rogue' New York Regulator Sets Feds Scrambling - HuffPo

I have a feeling that Will Ferrell's newest movie won't do too well

"family members of some initial Bain investors were later linked to death squads in El Salvador"

"How The Right Robbed Romney Of His Running Room" by Brian Beutler at TPM

Twisted Republicans Dream of Repeating the Lunacy of George W. Bush

You scratch my back...

First he asked Obama to apologize, now he asks Obama to help his campaign by laying off of his tax

My 2 cents on the Ohio gamesplaying discussed by Rachel,

Obama praises Abedin as 'patriot' at White House Ramadan dinner

Just watched on Rachel Former Governor Strickland being interviewed about Ohio early voting problem

Kewl. "But fuck off anyway, Trollshit." is fine with DU Standards per jury

Ya think Mitts tax problem is going away ? well....

Did anyone get the latest "Capitol Update" from king of franking, Tim Murphy?

The Three Stooges Explain the Bank Bail-Out

Picking Ryan would turn desperation into disaster

So, on CNN today I heard someone say: "The VP pick is not really important ... "

"Rednecks for Obama" page creates controversy

The ED Show - Obama camp hits back at Romney's welfare attack

Who should Rmoney pick for VP?

"Conservatives and Climate Change: The Devastating Irony" Huff Post

Groucho Romney

Interesting Question...

The Plot Thickens? Jon Huntsman Sr. calls on Mitt Romney to release more taxes....

No foreigner should be hired ahead of a qualified American. Period.

Photoessay: Friday Night Walk

Is Romeny's plea a sign of weakness a sign of weakness, or pretext for unleashing super PAC's?

The ED Show - McConnell told Republicans to obstruct from the start

Election fraud: What does Obama say they're going to do to stop it?

I'm curious: How many Americans are paid directly out of their employer's personal income?

"When Mitt Romney Came To Town"

Ohio's voter suppression is a direct threat to democracy. How can we help?

Wow, the women's 4 x 100 was a brutal beatdown.

New PAC ad depicts Congressman Allen West punching white women, stealing from families

Minneapolis police record 4.9 million license plates this year; location data available to ANYONE

Warning: This Link May Cause Multiple Undesirable Symptoms

I really don't understand this...

Todd Akin's morning-after pill comments spark debate

I Almost Feel Sorry for Romney

U.S. Accuses Hezbollah of Aiding Syria’s Crackdown

ANOTHER Oregon Republican From the FRAT LEADERSHIP Goes Down in SEX SCANDAL

PA road crew paints yellow lines over dead raccoon...

1 Killed in West LA Plane Crash

I got assaulted at work last night

Rmoney allegedly complicit in the death of a woman? Finally something Mourning Schmoe can relate to

Now a 17 year old suspect has "strangled himself" in the back seat of a squad car.

Ryan, a reliable Republican vote for policies key in causing enormous federal budget deficit.

Vast volcanic 'raft' found in Pacific, near New Zealand (BBC)

Butt glue?

Obama! What have you done for me lately?

Screwed six ways to Sunday: Paying Zero Taxes Edition.

US biofuel {corn ethanol} production should be suspended, UN says (BBC)

Generally speaking, who do you trust more?

Apparently, Even MSNBC Has Already Forgotten About Mitt's Disastrous Trip Overseas Last Week

American Women in the 2012 Olympics -- A Triumph of Liberalism

Child porn investigation begun against Penn State's Sandusky - report

It's policy and personal: Romney hammered on taxes

Fox says Romney vp pick tomorrow 9am and claims it's Ryan

LOL !!! - Well... So Much For The Truth... Er, I Mean... Truce...

Can You Lose Weight Without Exercising

US gas prices spike; refinery problems cited

Copy & Forward: October 12, 2012 is the deadline for voter registration in NC

Romney Prepares to Pick Ryan

Why do photo-finish pictures look weird?

US farmers expect poorest corn crop in a decade

Drudge reporting Romney will announce his running mate 9am Sat in Norfolk

In this thread is the picture of a real piece of shit

Copy & Forward: October 15, 2012 is the deadline for voter registration in VA

HEY Nuns on the Bus tour IF you read DU PLEASE start doing rallies where Ryan campaigns

Weekly Standard says it's Paul Ryan

You know, I *thought* I saw a couple of blue tongues in the Olympics ...

Wishy-washy stock market ends slightly higher

Mitt has another awkward moment

Is Mitt really going to choose Mini Me?

The democrats demanding Mitt's tax returns

Five myths about Obama’s stimulus

Is it Bob McDonnell?


(CNN) BREAKING: Romney to announce vice presidential pick Saturday

(CNN Breaking News email) Romney to reveal VP pick tomorrow:

Today's Curiosity rover update from JPLnews

I was wondering ... Is Mitt going to make his VP pick known tomorrow ?

Romney will surprise people with his VP pick

Copy & Forward: October 9, 2012 is the deadline for voter registration in Ohio


Romney is announcing his running mate from the USS Wisconsin. Sounds like Ryan.

MSNBC: Romney Has Picked Paul Ryan as VP-Loser-In-Waiting

(Campbell Brown) Ex-CNN Anchor Joins Debate vs. Unions Over Teacher Misconduct

President Obama Defends Clinton Aide at Dinner for Muslim Americans

Short Term Ryan Will Boost RMoneys Poll Numbers......

Have You Noticed This Deflection Technique Too?

Romney will select Liz Cheney as VP

From Lauren Corgo

Why is tax exemption for religious intitutions not a violation of the 1st Amendment?

Paul Ryan for VP! Wow! Desperation!

Also LOL !!! - 'Does Mitt Romney Trust Us?' - CNN

Rubio and Jindal

Unions Figure Out Verizon's About to Kill Them Off

"I sense the Ryan thing is a head fake but we shall see"

Mitt Romney's going to pick Eddie Munster as his VP?

I am impressed, overall