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Le Taz Hot

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I Want to Hear from All DUer's, Regardless of Post Count.

We were all new at one time and just because someone has a low post count doesn't mean he/she is a troll. It's a guilty-until-proven-innocent scenario that is off-putting and certainly does not reflect the open tent we should be practicing here. Just my opinion. To all our new DU posters (except the trolls): WELCOME TO DU!


Need a Really Good Baked Bean Recipe.

I have lots of cookbooks and there are recipes on line but I'm looking for recommendations from the DU cooks 'cause you guys always have the BEST recipes.
Anyone have a tried-and-true recipe -- the kind that people talk about for days? I'm having a 50th birthday party next Sunday for my husband (he's a young 'un) and the theme is going to be Southern overall (he's a Suhthuhn gentlemen) but there will be a few exceptions in the menu and this will be one of them.

Thanks in advance,


Prop. 37: A Lesson in Labeling.

I found a link to a graphic which answers the questions about what will need to be labeled and what won't:

First generation gene manipulation: Labeled
By-products from animals that eat GMO feed: Not labeled.

No on 37 Forced to Pull TV Ad . . .

After Misrepresenting Stanford University

Oakland: In a blistering admission of their own lack of credibility, the opponents of California’s GMO labeling measure yanked down and re-shot their first television ad after they were caught misrepresenting Stanford University in the ad, according to the Los Angeles Times. The ad identified Henry Miller as a doctor at Stanford University, without disclosing that Miller actually serves as a researcher at the Hoover Institute, a right-wing think tank at Stanford.

The ad violated Stanford's policy that prohibits consultants from using the university's name for political purposes. Stanford officials also insisted that the ad be reshot to remove the vaulted university buildings in the background, according to the LA Times. Millions of California voters had already seen the ad which has been running hourly in major television markets across the state.

“The scandal over the Henry Miller ad is proof positive of the lack of credibility and lack of integrity of the No on 37 campaign, which is at this very moment unleashing a $35 million ad campaign of lies on the voters of California,” said Stacy Malkan, spokesperson for the Yes on 37 California Right to Know campaign.


I'm thinkin' the GOP is getting their collective arses kicked

politically and they adjourned Congress early so the incumbents can go back home and fight for their political lives. That's what I'm thinkin'.

Richard Nixon Odered Cannabis' Permanent Schedule I Status.

I'm not sure most people know this but in the early 1970's a presidential commission was formed (hand-picked by Richard Nixon and loaded with drug warriors) to review the research and offer up recommendations to the President. They did so and came to a different conclusion than Nixon wanted and in usual Nixon fashion, ordered the conclusions buried and the drug remained a Schedule I (where it had been placed temporarily until the studies were done).

Here are excerpts from a great Alternet article on the subject:

After reviewing all the evidence, these drug warriors were forced to come to a different conclusion than they had at first expected. Rather than harshly condemning marijuana, they started talking about legalization. When Nixon heard such talk, he quickly denounced the Commission -- months before it issued its report.

As a result of Nixon's public rebuke, Shafer met with the President. The Commission was upset, and the purpose of the meeting was to reassure them. But Nixon didn't budge. Instead, he warned Shafer to get control of his commission and avoid looking like a "bunch of do-gooders" who are "soft on marijuana." He warned Shafer that the Commission would "look bad as hell" if it came out with recommendations different from the direction of Congress and the President.


Nixon reacted strongly to the report. In a recorded conversation on March 21, the day before the Commission released its report, Nixon said, "We need, and I use the word 'all out war,' on all fronts ... we have to attack on all fronts." Nixon and his advisors went on to plan a speech about why he opposed marijuana legalization, and proposed that he do "a drug thing every week" during the 1972 presidential election year. Nixon wanted a "Goddamn strong statement about marijuana ... that just tears the ass out of them."


CSPAN carrying Warren/Brown Debate Now.


I've got a REAL problem with this:

I just sat on a jury that decided 3-3 to Leave It. It's in the "Men's" Group. You decide:

At Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:12 AM an alert was sent on the following post:

Awesome PSA about male breast cancer


This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)


This is bullshit. This video is using sexualizing girls to promote breast cancer awareness. An illness that results in women have breast cut off, dying. For this to be in the men's forum to play with is highly offensive.

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:18 AM, and the Jury voted 3-3 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: More attempts at censorship from the hand wringer crowd.
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT and said: I agree, why not call it what it is (soft core porn) instead of a PSA. I thought DU was better than this.
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT and said: There are 2,563,590,265,365,072 ways to present awareness for breast cancer. This isn't one of them. Sexist bullshit!
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Lounge Material


How is Eric Cantor polling these days? (VA-7)

Obama is up by 7 (8?) points in VA -- is this having any pull down-ballot for Wayne Powell?

This is one of two races I'll be watching closely from CA on election day. The other being the Massachusetts Senate race.

Thanks in advance,

To Those Who Want to Go Slow on GBLT Issues

I offer you this quote:

"Justice delayed is justice denied."

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