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Archives: May 17, 2009

Fundie Logic: Teaching kids that homophobia is bad is "indoctrination" to "immoral lifestyles"

Waterboarding Is Torture Seth, Everyone In Heaven Agrees On That

Cambodia is finally getting trials of their torturers

Thank you for the donor star!

If torture was so effective, and it saved lives as Cheney stated, why was it stopped?

amazing... only a day after the UN HCR said

Psst! DU Admins - the front page is outta whack again...

If we can't get the single payer option - then I want what Congress has for health insurance..

What's the over/under for Notre Dame today?

Guatemala in uproar after lawyer predicts own murder

From the "Gee, they've certainly got a pair" department.....I just watched a Citibank commerical....

OK, I know Obama is busy but: . . . Boy Scouts as border patrol agents?

Obama- as bad as Hitler, or only as bad as Bush?

Young people protest fred phelps

RNC leader Michael Steele opposes marriage for everyone

Suryia the orangutan and Roscoe the dog

GOP prosecutor is on the hot seat over whether to press Wecht case!

Warning: Horrific Freeper Comments In This OP. Don't Open If You Don't Want To Read Them.

Choice of case forever changed abortion debate

Why the Caged Bird Sang

Anti-choice exploits Virgin of Guadalupe to co-opt Hispanic vote

Reality Check Time.

Woman Charged in CIA's Italy Rendition Says U.S. 'Abandoned' Her

The Nation: Let's Hear It For the National Health Service

Heads Up: WJ: What do you think about President Obama speaking at Notre Dame today

Legacy of Ashes Is CIA Disinformation.

WOW great deal on 8-pack of hot dogs AND 4 ounce steaks in the Sunday paper

any religious leaders denouncing torture yet?

A question...

haha. Matthews compares Cheney to Glenn Close's character in "Fatal Attraction"

Competition is Good? It depends on which type you're talking about.

Abortion clouds Obama event at Notre Dame

A Forensics Charlatan Gets Caught in the Act

This Week

Fast Food vs Health Food

After the Rapture: Orlando man will deliver messages to those left behind

The subtle prejudices that seep into newspaper and magazine articles.....

He said vs. she said, whom to believe?

Wow. 12 minutes of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. Never seen this,and I'm 57.

When will Brian Williams stop with the blue collar shtick?

Gingrich: Pelosi could be ousted as House speaker if she lied

EU NAVFOR Atalanta - Sweden joining the anti-piracy operation (video)

Insane press release of the day: 'Truth is Hate to Those Who Hate the Truth'

DeLauro, Dodd get earful from public on health care

Cheney Family Torture Values... er, Values Torture

Opposition to Marriage Equality is Attempted Theocracy

If they sandbagged SoS Powell, why tell Pelosi the truth?

US nuke plant event - N.Y.

How come Alan Keyes and Friends weren't out protesting Robert Gates?


our govt. forgot how to make the 'fogbank' - nuclear stuff

Russian Riot Police Break Up Slavic Pride

The Republicans Won

Frank Rich: Rumsfeld delivered war pics with Scripture on them to Bush..

Uruguay lifts ban on gays serving openly in the military

The entire House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

Peggy Noonan, the self-absorbed gasbag, is VERY tiring to listen to.

Nuclear Weapons Spending Topped $52 Billion Last Year

Miss California Resists Temptation (except when she can't)

Responsibility Is A Lifestyle

US backing for world currency stuns markets

NYT Considers Charging By The Word Online

It's NOT about Pelosi. It's about the TORTURE. Pelosi is a distraction.

Pictures of Fertalized Eggs Now a Sex Crime in North Dakota?

Do you have questions regarding the findings of the 9/11 Commission?

British Revolution?

Bloomberg: Impoverished families must pay rent to stay in shelters

CASE CLOSED: Iraq Interrogator Destroys Myths About Interrogating Terrorists

GQ: Bush's Bible Briefings

Gay Marriage Is New GOP Litmus Test for Supremes

'Story of Stuff' labeled anti-capitalist commie agitprop in Missoula, Montana

viedotape of a very demented former president....

The media's minute by minute coverage of a tiny weeny protest.

FBI Infiltrated Iowa Anti-War Group Before GOP Convention

More on the Gallup Poll where majority describe themselves as "pro-life"...

If you're watching commencement, leave the audio on the computer

If you're watching commencement, leave the audio on the computer

cnn is covering President Obama's speech at notre dame

I Am Pro-Life, Which Is To Say, I Am Pro-Choice

The Religious protestors at Notre Dame

Chris Hedges LIVE now for the hour with Bob McChesney on Media Matters - listen

Rumsfeld was Bush's Rasputin

Many "pro-life" people said they think abortion should be legal

Sunday gasbag shows. Pretty much all Republicans with a couple of DLCers.

I would like to know how these anti-abortionists plan to enforce prohibition of abortion in law

The right wing protests consist of people who don't want to take RESPONSIBILITY for bad choices

DU is fast becoming a place where you can't post ANYTHING without someone disagreeing

I keep hearing that it is either Pelosi is guilty or innocent,,

A few questions for the Republicans on the Intelligence Committee.

The Bush crowd was consistent

Snippy little smug Arroyo dude knows more than the priest.

It's the "pro-life" movement's fault that millions of people have lost their homes!

I'm so proud of the attendees at ND today. THey have totally marginalized

Reps had Senate/House/WH and it's Dems fault on torture?

US (w formerly known as Blackwater) Contractors, allegedly drinking, Fired at Kabul Car

Since Rummy enjoyed Bible verses and color photos with his daily briefings...

Try as we might, how do we ever break through the impenetrable twin walls of ........

Dark day at Baltimore Sun, say critics

You text? Text TROY to 90999 !! Troy Davis. Thank You!! eom

OMG we're actually getting some push back from the CNN moderator, what's'er name!! nt

Boehner, McConnell Cheer Cheney's Public Role

Senate G.O.P Lowers Expectations of Court Fight

Howard Dean Calls on Grads to "Stay in Politics"

SERE isn't the only one practicing torture in this country! How about drug rehabs?

Rumsfeld's Renegade Unit Blamed for Afghan Deaths

Sunshine State sadism: 43 children tased during prison tour

how many protesters are actually protesting at notre dame?

Jesse Ventura on Waterboarding:

Really? You're actually worried that DU could turn into nothing but a fan site for

The Greatest Escape - war hero who walked 4,000 miles from Siberian death camp

Guantanamo Prisoner Abuse Continues Under Obama

VIDEO: Will Ferrell SNL Season Finale: George Bush, Dick Cheney

Ahead of summit, Obama and Netanyahu press different agendas

A different "Truth Commission", an Int'l one that searches for any God.

Single Payer: Not a Conservative vs. Liberal issue

Jonathan Ross in new row over 'homophobic comments' made on his Radio 2 show

Jonathan Ross in new row over 'homophobic comments' made on his Radio 2 show

Students Are Chanting Down Protesters Interrupting The President At Notre Dame

Tonight's Simpsons Season Finale: Homer Joins Minuteman-like Group

John F. Kennedy was the first (and last) Catholic President...?

John F. Kennedy was the first (and last) Catholic President...?

Pat Boone says in letter to President ‘mama inflicted more actual physical pain than waterboarding'

CNN's immediate analysis re: Obama's address? "Two moments of protest."

Rumsfeld kept rescue choppers from Katrina

Let's get a few things straight

Anyone else see the movie "Doubt"? *spoilers*

Fire departments intentionally start fires to practice putting them out.

Question - how to achieve "understanding" with "absolutists"? Re abortion issue and others.

Politics, Torture and Entropy

Halal: Buying Muslim (TIME) {$1 Trillion market}

Showing off for the veep - pic

Debate over torture prompts soul-searching by evangelicals

Lightning Bolt strikes again

DUers - do you remember CNN interviewing any of the hundreds

Request: Does anyone know this book?

RAY McGOVERN - Answering 'What if Cheney's Right?'

Analysis: Pelosi flap could advance 'truth commission'

Analysis: Pelosi flap could advance 'truth commission'

We at least deserve the whole story behind the torture photos

A Sampling of Enhanced Interrogation

Is is really as simple as this? $$$ = GOP = media lies to enable it.

Police dog's killer gets a life term: Conviction was man's third strike

Prescott Bush and Geronimo's skull

I'm willing to pay more, BUT please tell me my husband is wrong

do Ford employees make $50/hr?

Analysis: Pelosi flap could advance 'truth commission'


Liz Cheney Won't Deny Her Father Suggested Questions On Iraq-Qaeda Ties

Boehner hypocrite on CIA accusers' burdens of proof

gay marriage seems to be a Judeo-Christian phenomenon

Suddenly, Liz Cheney is everywhere defending her evil daddy Dick

Only 1 in 5 new college grads reports having a job offer.

Perry: I oppose secession

Bush/Cheney approved torture, but what about Iraq?

So as Iraq's Head of State. Saddam Hussein had the legal right to authorize torture.

Why isn't Obama turning to the Credit Unions?

Rep. Shuler joins with Progressives for Immigration Reform to promote SAVE Act

Is there a list of who won the prizes for this fund drive?

Florida DUers keep an eye on that system

Marriage Equality rally in midtown New York - pics

Any religious leaders denouncing Wars yet? nt

NBC Nightly News..War in Afghanistan is now War On Drugs...

Wars end progressive movements

Death In a Libyan Jail Cell...The Obama Administration is pressing the Libyan government to explain

By special request-for Madame Speaker: "Secret Meeting"

Thanks to whoever gave me a donor star!

The Toronto Sun: Toronto's war on cars

FBI infiltrated Iowa anti-war group before GOP convention

Thank you for the donor star,

Afghanistan. My son turns 23 7 days from today. And he is going there to fight in our war.

Only **15 MINUTES LEFT** to enter to win a signed copy of "The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama.

No jobs for new nurse grads. Recession proof field? I think not!!!!

Here's a Thought: How About Erasing the U.S.-Canada Border?

Righties and others: "We should leave marriage alone because it is thousands of years old!!!111!!!"

Barack Obama's (and America's) Victory at Notre Dame

It is my belief that if we do not get **real** health care reform in the ObamaI admin ......

The last day of "summer"

The Abortion Prevention Act of 2009

DU vistors data

Something to think about RE: Coverage of the Obama Military tribunals

Football player not going to White House because Obama would have met with other team if they'd won.

Senate Intelligence chairman quietly 'fixed' intelligence (2005)

C-SPAN: Pres. Obama Commencement Address at Notre Dame University 45:32

Very telling correlation between internet usage and knowledge of the issues

OK, this is getting disturbing

National Geographic is repeating the documentary

Coast to Coast and "The Dumbest Generation" program last night

Guest columnist, R. Duane Graham: Concern over rights just a ruse

The Interrogation Documents: Debating U.S. Policy and Methods (The National Security Archive)

Rumsfeld's "crusade"

I'm Reserving Judgment on Obama for 6 months

Economic Stress Map Outlines Recession's Stories

someone said earlier that this place is becoming "teen beat" obama.

A revolution in the UK?


lets discuss portland oregon

Bilderberg UPDATE!

Iraq's once-envied health care system lost to war, corruption

Hillary Clinton's Remarks at the New York University Commencement Ceremony

1981..interest on CD? almost tax rate? 66%

GeekTyrant reports earthquake right in middle of their live podcast

Coleman extends Senate fight

Day 118 in the Age of Obama and I'm not really cranky!

Sen. Webb Sides With Right-Wing Claims On Truth Commission And Gitmo

I got T-Bagged Today!

Obama Deserves the Flak on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

So, they tortured our own solders too, practicing.

I took my Gay Friend to his first Dem Party meeting today.

Just waiting for the next shoe to drop...

Mario Cuomo on CSpan

Everywhere you see Obama, there is US Secret Service Special Agent Joe Clancy.

Are you a citizen, or are you a subject?

GQ: Rumsfeld did not approve use of rescue choppers in wake of Katrina

It's all perspective, isn't it?

Here's what I don't get: how could Cheney authorize *anything*???

BIG Earthquake just now in L.A.

Yellowstone workers fired for peeing into geyser

What is MN's Gov. Tim Pawlenty doing to MN ? towing the line for Neo Cons

Wouldn't you prefer that your nurse be paying more attention to your vital signs--

"Informant A" Wounded Fighting Alongside Bin Laden In The Caves Of Tora Bora...

On This Day in 1954: Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education

How Many People You've Known who have Died from Cancer

RNC Chairman Steele backs investigation into Bush-era torture

FDR said "Work was a Right "and now, instead, we have game shows of who is canned next!

The argument for torture is simple: "Evil is good when it benefits me."

Peter Dale Scott Could Beat Up Chomsky in a Debate!!

What do you think about horse racing?

Will the assault on Nancy Pelosi kill Democratic attempts to establish a Truth Commission?

Let's have fun: Name the party that will be formed by the disgruntled Repubes

major, major, major, major news story!!!!

"A Little Historical Perspective" - Any Of Youse Guys Seen This ???

Buy Premium Bird Seed? Your Credit Card Co Knows You Pay Your Bills. They Know More About You...

Pelosi's latest story....[rolls eyes] Sorry, but she is no longer believable.

Michael Steele uses Todd Witman as proof rethugs are a big tent party. She quit the GOP in 2003

Over 4 Years ago I Said when Kerry won it would take 4 years

Didn't Obama say, regarding his taking the "right action" -- "MAKE ME"?

"Miss California Vows to Use Her Naked Breasts for Good"...

Larisa Alexandrovna: 'Did We Torture Prisoners To Create Enemy We Needed To Justify Endless War?'

When should I start to be concerned that President Obama doesn't appear concerned...???

Under Rumsfeld, Pentagon published Bible verses on top-secret intell reports.

We are worried about how torture pics will be viewed by Muslims when *this* is hitting the press?

Dowd issues a weaselly apology for plagiarizing Josh Marshall

Full TEXT Of President Obama's Notre Dame Commencement Speech

Texicans on DU: If Kay Bailey Hutchinson vs. Rick Perry in GOP primary--who wins?

Big Earthquake in Los angeles

From the Midwest to the Pacific, job seekers are heading to Texas

Donna Smith (of "SiCKO"): Middle Class Healthcare Reform? Bend Over…

Donna Smith (of "SiCKO"): Middle Class Healthcare Reform? Bend Over…

"Liz" Cheney is just Dick in drag.

WTF? LETTER: Powell Said Bush Plan To Authorize Torture 'Would Put Troops At Risk' - in 2006

Judge rules family can't refuse chemo for boy

Nancy Pelosi is guity as hell .........

Utah school forced student to change out of kilt: "could be misconstrued as cross-dressing" — Who knows about this blog?

Norm Coleman is a GOP Clown

They lied about Torture, WMD, Iraq 9/11 connection, spying on American citizens,

SNL season finale was great!

SNL season finale was great!

Looks like health care reform will be about protecting the insurance companies

I DON'T Want The Republican Party To Fail.

Grats Thread To All DU New-Grads!

I hope some clever Democrat can coax a Republican into sponsoring a bill...

So who won the lapdance from Skinner?

DU's turning point was November 4, 2008

GTMO, the FBI and the "cleansing" of "evidence" gained through torture

Obama's Hardest Thing

Woo hoo! Earthquake! SoCal! Stand by for links! LINK FOUND!

PHOTOS of the repercussions: Massachusetts after five years of same-gender marriage

I need advice on what in the hell to do with the bigot across the street from me.

Maureen Dowd accused of plagiarism

Anybody need a star?

On 60 Minutes tonight: Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue and the inspiration for the ........

Either you are pro-choice or you are not

Don't tell Cheney about this: Saudi 'Killer Chip' Implant Would Track, Eliminate Undesirables.

Mitch MCConnel..."The private insurance companies can't compete with a government plan"

The Dilemma we Face in an Era of Right Wing Control of our News Media

How old are you?

Please help me refute local neocons's column re:Obama's plan to steal money from you

The TRUTH About Upcoming Military Tribunals So Many DU'ers Refuse To Acknowledge

Graduation Speaker FAIL

On the Road to Oregon: Back roads and I-70 to Grand Junction (pics)


.08. legally drunk is at .08. i was looking at a blood alcohol level calculator

Rumsfeld kept rescue choppers from Katrina

Pakistan Is Rapidly Adding Nuclear Arms, U.S. Says

Pakistan Is Rapidly Adding Nuclear Arms, U.S. Says

Speaker of the House Pelosi-the following members of Democratic Underground support the creation of


The "Social Media" special section of the new San Jose Business Journal just made my head explode.

Somebody loves me! *doing the I-got-a-star dance* Thank you special anonymous somebody!

"Catch The Semen"

I see that spammer "skinner" has another locked thread

That Filly That Won The Preakness Is No Lady


Oh. I see.

The TV wants me to call an 800 number

Hey flvegan!! Last time I posted to you, I said I weighed 255. Now I'm down to 248!

Late, late, late, late night baseball tonight! Reds vs Padres 15th inning

Will someone please say good night?

Hey! So there is a lot of men out there...

I need to bare my soul. I want to sincerely apologize for spamming the lounge.



The Terminator toys are out??!!??

Is granola easy to make?

The Lounge is dead tonight

You didn't get a "scholarship", just like you didn't last year.

Was Yeoman Rand in the new Star Trek movie?

Nevermind. I read the comments.

I wonder if you will miss me


Just got back from Star Trek. I gotta say, Zachary Quinto just wasn't doin' it for me as Spock.

Any Wilco fans hear the new album yet?

A convicted sex offender just moved in down the street

Deja Q and I are going to see Star Trek again this afternoon

RON JEREMY IS THE GREATEST (oh my, but the word rhymes) THAT EVER EXISTED.

Put ANY NFL, NHL, or NBA player in front of me...

I made it through today without crying for the first time in almost a month.

Never really got into spoken word poetry

Suryia the orangutan and Roscoe the dog

Avatar Help

Star Trek at the Imax starts in about five minutes.

Star Trek at the Imax starts in about five minutes.





Some F***ing redneck sent my 12 year old daughter an animated GIF of Rhianna and Chris Brown.

Haole Girl said I have to start a hateful flame fest

Star Trek at the Imax starts in about five minutes.

Remember, the official observance of Jose Feliciano's birthday is September 10th this year...

Favorite DU Name Typo

Regarding the Grateful Dead

Link to free Coldplay's Right Left Right Left:

What mom says,set to the William Tell Overture.

Good financial advice for students.

Anybody know when Star Trek at the IMAX starts?

I have a stoned sniffa on sale for $25.99 off.

Why did I wait so long to attend my first time-share pitch? It was awesome!

Maggie received a reprieve today!!!

Star Trek at the Imax starts in about five minutes.

Dramatic chipmunk

Lick me

For my 3000th post I'd like to thank DU for the laptop

Off to Food Lion.. anyone need anything?


Everybody in the state of Michigan should be in downtown Detroit right now

The Post-Rapture Post: Send messages to your friends after you are raptured!

Norah Jones: Not Too Late, is a great album

The new craze (I hope)

Motherfuck, I hate tatoos

Favorite "Jam Bands"

Favorite Vincent Price movie?


Anybody watching Sci-Fi Channel

Raining. Again. Gah.

Blah, blah, blah...

So I just bought my first house

One more time, one more time!!

This can't possibly go wrong.

This just in: Flight of the Conchords at Red Rocks was FUCKING AMAZING!!!

Mary Matalin says Obama forced Cheney to criticize him. All Obama's fault, she says.

Insulting someone with a smiley face isn't really an insult!

This is the COOLEST Sink (yes, SINK) I have ever seen...

Gotta love the power of suggestion!!

NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me -- first Obama; today Axelrod...

The WINGS Win, baby!

I just pulled a tick off my buttcheek

Set up, Pun, Sun Glasses and Scream

Phils at Nats yet again 1:35 today -

Is "Spanish Immersion" like waterboarding?

so who won the laptop?

Carrie Prejean is...

"As seen on TV products"

Happy 11th wedding anniversary to me and Chimpy McSmirkers!

Have you ever accidentally burnt something in your oven, and it stank up the house

Wow. 12 minutes of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. Never seen this,and I'm 57.

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Sun 5/17/2009)

Dammit! My Reds just pulled a "Natinals" in San Diego

It's official....I'm old. Facebook has me perplexed.

An epic movie with a TRUE all-star cast is starting on AMC now, OUTBREAK

Waiting for Godot: Nathan Lane/Bill Irwin, or Sir Ian McKellen/Patrick Stewart?

Nutritionists and Trainers: Is this normal: I'm lifting weights to gain muscle, and I am, but I

Very proud day. My daughter graduates from college this afternoon. (University of Puget Sound)

Midlo's baby shower gift registry

so who else won the laptop?

Could I get a little love in a GD thread?

Vampires -- Do.. Not... Sparkle...

okay, but I still wouldn't give him money

Coming Soon! The St. Mary Visitor Center Osprey Cam

You have offended my family and you have offended the Shaolin Temple

Best GOP Spokesfreak

Could the eating of photo cake be considered an act of simulated cannibalism?

another keyboard cat

enjoying the Simpsons episode about xenophobia tonight.

My former professor's film is screening at Cannes

WOW great deal on 8-pack of hot dogs AND 4 ounce steaks in the Sunday paper

WOW great deal on 8-pack of hot dogs AND 4 ounce steaks in the Sunday paper

"Secret Meeting" by The National (lyrics for today)

Aly, Walk With Me - Raveonettes

Some pictures from my Trip to Minnesota (dial up warning)

Anyone watching the SNL Digital Shorts special?

keroro gunsou is going to win the last prize.

kitten picture of the day for sunday may 17

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 5/17/09

Boy. It pisses me off when my PMs are answered.

Yerba Mate fans , raise you hand !

I'm a Mac

Oh my Lord, JESUS has returned!

Everlast - What It's Like

You hear that you freaks? keroro gunsou says I represent DU.

Only **15 MINUTES LEFT** to enter to win a signed copy of "The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama.

The Ghost In You - Psychedelic Furs

So, if I wait until the last minute to donate, do I win?

Motherfuck, I hate new tattoo itch!

Computer question:

Lounge Joni Mitchell fans: which Joni do you like most?

I'm a fucking asshole.

On the issue of "respect".

question for midlo-obatarian

I need to know what CDs to take on a road trip STAT!

SF Bay area DUers, a question re: bridge tolls

Second person in US dies of swine flu. CBC news at 10PM

Kings of Leon- Sex is on Fire

What movie was the Family Guy band scene taken from

I am in a coffee shop , listening to local artists , it is raining and thundering outside

NYC-Boston: Bus or train?

Please post a song with any variant of the word "dance" in the title.


Todd Rundgren - Hello Its Me

I'm not naming names, but one of you used profanity in a PM to me, and I'm offended

Anyone else get Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown yet?

What the heck was that?

For my dear friends, my favorite song.

I wish I knew how to fall out of love.

Would you wear a pussycap?

How much do you think Skinner would charge me to pin a sticky in the lounge

Jessie meets the new Kitten ***dial up warning***

We bought our Green Day tickets today!

Animal behaviorists say dogs possess empathy and compassion

Wadda Think,Is this Worth... (56k Warning-Pics)

The torch has been passed. The Trek universe is renewed.

Get your filthy hands off my ice cream

Some "people pictures" from Venice Beach.

Does anyone think our coming healthcare "reform" might become WORSE than anything the GOP could do?

Why are 99% of people dumber than dog poo ?

Is this a real children's book? How can they sell this?

The ancestral homelands have called me, well - home

Images from last Thursdays DU Meetup with TZ( aka michelle bachmann...)

A raccoon got caught in a electrical box at home today... **nasty graphic pic**

I have at last definitively named the DU Lounge band

How would you react if you met a DUer you had on ignore at a party or get together?

M*A*S*H* fans: do you like this episode?

The 9 year old that shreds some Ozzy

Happy Birthday, Drunken Irishman.

What is the greatest prize you can imagine that DU could auction, that you would bid for?

Jesus is a Cheeto! His nickname is "Cheesus"

My first rant about working retail...

Guess the celebrity implants! (HuffPo doesn't think it's NSFW)


If America really wanted to strike fear in the hearts of our enemies, this should be our anthem:

Four Games: Pirates vs. Reagan-Natinals!!1!!

Celine Dion or Barbra Streisand

LynneSin - are you as asphyxiated as we are?

Anybody else miss ZDTV (tech-tv)?

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) I'm in the mood for AWW Edition

Wow - Is "Jesus the Christ" as a topic has "gone missing"

If you never stop fighting for what you believe in then you will always be victorious

Flame war (note: EXTREME earworm warning)

The 13 people who made torture possible


Single Payer Health Care Thread - Failure is NOT an Option!!

DU This Petition for Troy Davis!! We Can Do It!!!

What's the dumbest thing you've ever done,

My new rescue doggie...(pic) Elation and sorrow (sorry, long)

Will Porter Goss be prosecuted for lying to Congress?

Retail Wage-Slaves: Tell us about your freakiest customer!

Has anybody watched the new Wallander series on PBS Masterpiece Mystery?

As President, Obama Is Unafraid to Disappoint His Allies

Policy-related criticism of Obama on DU - Is there too little, too much, or about the right amount?

Can Obama Tame the Democrats?

The Frenzy On The Right Over Obama's Notre Dame Commencement Speech

Two California Latino judges emerge as candidates for Supreme Court

President Obama's message not at odds with Catholic mission

GOP plans 450 climate bill changes

This Floridian is laughing at the Texans who are getting their feelings hurt for being picked on....

Potential Nominees: National Journal's Stuart Taylor Jr ranks the candidates' chances

Gay advocates have a proposition for Obama

NPR: Supreme Court Choices You Haven't Heard Of

Obama Dares Judge to Order Release Of NSA Spy Document

U.S. strikes killed 140 villagers - Afghan probe

Idiot boycotting ND student: Obama is directly responsible for the murder

I just watched the Biden/Palin debate again on Youtube. Its still funny

Unable to get a 30% cap or any cap on Credit Cards from the Senate, the SC nominee may as well be a

"Hundreds and thousands of protesters" at Notre Dame, according to MSNBC

Pick Imminent? Cutter to White House for Court Fight

Are any networks/cable channels covering Obama's speech live?

Newsweek: What He's Learned - A Conversation With Barack Obama

Reminder, Kaine vs. Steele on Meet the Press today.

Just a thought on Notre Dame Commencement Speech...

FauxNews will regret picking this fight with Obama - the phony ginned up "NotreDameGate" controversy.

"When the President enters a room, nobody sits."

Obama and Notre Dame - Catholics and Others Misled by GOP on Abortion

Obama's bushian policies...

Randall Terry is no match for Obama

What is worse, a pro-choice person who works to lower the number of abortions...

Watch Obama Blow them away at Notre Dame....

Massive standing ovation. nt

Congratulations to Barack Obama, Honorary Degree Recipient!


President Obama Notre Dame Commencement Speech (Full Transcript)

Heckler being massively booed. Speech! Speech! Speech! nt

"These Honorary Degrees Are Hard To Come By. So Far I'm Only 1 For 2 As President"!!!!

I love the crowd drowning the disruptor out while President Obama speaks.

Why do conservatives love free speech except when it comes to Obama speaking at Notre Dame?

You know it is easy to be us in a room of like thinkers... Much more

full text of the President's speech

Watching CNN, you'd think no one in the entire world supports or likes Obama.

Guilty pleasure: Watching Fux today.

For some, abortion is just a reason to hide behind

When the President will speak of The Golden Rule.. for us all...

CNN is sure trying hard to create controversy

VIDEO: Wow! Check out this protest at the graduation


CNN: No graduates walked out or turned away from President Obama. nt

The Jesuit Priest on CNN is kicking ASS

Here's to MSNBC, the supposed liberal news network, for showing Pres. Obama's speech.

LOVE Maureen Dowd's new name for Cheney !

"We must always harbor a certain amount of doubt"

The Field Negro: Pro Life?

What was the audience chanting during the heckler's outburst?

The ND Senior class DID protest!!

Who hears the crying baby in the audience??? Is that a real baby

Who's the White Guy not clapping for our Pres?!

Obama won St. Joseph County

First the Tea Parties, Now the Notre Dame Graduation, what is next outrage for

My family protested my nephew's graduation from Notre Dame

President Obama's Speech at Notre Dame Commencement...

C-Span replaying President Obama's ND Commencement Speech Now!

Nothing says "credibility" like Alan Keyes and Randall Terry!

The Audacity Of Humility, by Andrew Sullivan

The Huntsman Coup

By some people's logic, GQ should not have published today's article

Barack Obama - People's President DVD

He doesn't make them look small he makes them look like minatures

Obama Wins One For the Gipper

Does Notre Dame/the Catholic church consider IVF clinics an "intrinsic evil"?

PHOTOS The President at Notre Dame

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***HEADS UP*** President Obama Commencement at Notre Dame University

Michael F-ing Steele (from a black blog) my peeps

Michael F-ing Steele (from a black blog) my peeps

Freeper Madness of the day

'All the president's emails' (The Guardian, UK)

Granholm Still on Supreme Court List

A group had the nerve to ruin ND's Graduation!!!

Wardlaw wrote the strip search ruling on the 9th Circuit

How long is this darn commencement?!

The refreshing thing about Obama is, despite the controversy, I trust him....

What a Crappy Speech..... Meh.

Well, Indiana & Notre Dame didn't embarrass me too much! I love my president!

ASU actually looks even dumber after today

BBC Youtube Video with BS RW Title: "Obama Heckled during Abortion Speech"

What does your credit card company know about you?

Action Steps to Appoint a Special Prosecutor and Call for Accountability

Kevin Spacey to play Jack Abramoff in upcoming movie "Casino Jack"

Graduates appreciate Obama's remarks (ND Observer).

Robert Reich: The Truth Behind the Social Security and Medicare Alarm Bells

LOL....I was wondering about the miserable non-clapping guy..

Why the hell would another country take detainees if we wont take them? And Jim Webb is a moron

PHOTOS We heard ya. Thanks. Bye.

Myths and facts about DADT

Orbitz Worldwide Launches Campaign To End U.S. Travel Ban To Cuba

As per CNN: Ten students... count 'em... ten students walked out...

What alternate universe did I wake up in this morning?

Those watching the Notre Dame speech who don't feel they're part of "Teenbeat Obama," check in here.

Democratic Underground is fast becoming a place where you hear Hyperbole daily

GQ: The top secret slideshow of war images with inspiration Bible quotes Rummy prepared for Bush

Notes Toward A Theory Of Obama

The Audacity Of Humility

The Gallup Poll Suggestion That Most People Have Become "pro-life" Abortion Foes Is Pure B.S. !

That Father Hesburgh is one cool guy.

Obama Notre Dame Speech: President Welcomed With "Thunderous Applause"

President Obama's "Base"

To get on CNN in '09: Be Alone, but carry an Anti-Obama sign; while in '03, Millions not Shown!

Study: Obama doesn’t need Congress to halt gay discharges

PHOTOS Jeez, it's true: Notre Dame really hates the President.

Democratic Underground is fast becoming a place where you cannot CRITICIZE Democrats

Rumsfeld threatens Bush with Bible quotes in daily briefings.

Some on left souring on Obama

Obama Nominates Superfund Polluter Lawyer To Run DOJ Environment Division

Now I see the method to his madness

Update on Beaverhead County, MT Dems attempt to hold Baucus accountable on health care reform

Friday Rachel Maddow..."The Bush, I Mean Obama Administration....:

I'm still waiting for the Media Corp. to show they're "In the Tank" for Obama!


How can Obama bring the troops home when there are NO JOBS?

We Are Winning--Be Passionate DU, But Be Civil

How many times was Ali Soufan's name mentioned today vs. Nancy Pelosi's name?

This Time, Church Won't Demonize Film

Obama Names Republican Governor Huntsman to Be Envoy to China

GM, Canadian Worker Deal Unlikely Today, Union Leader Says

Tamil Tigers announce plan to surrender

Obama being introduced for commencement speech NOW

Lula Seeks to Revive China Pledge With China Trip

At Odds With Obama, Netanyahu Begins U.S. Visit

19 arrested at Notre Dame protest against Obama

New flu cases climb among Japan high school students

Obama Calls for Understanding in Notre Dame Speech

Kuwait elects first women MPs

GOP leader: Pelosi should show proof or apologize

Notre Dame speech key for Barack Obama with Catholics

Battle looms as Obama nears Supreme Court pick

Bloody Urban Battles Could Lie Ahead in Pakistan

First Darfur rebel to appear before Hague court

Somali militants capture key town

Hanoi pol seeks to silence noisy wartime relic

FBI infiltrated Iowa anti-war group before GOP convention

Explosions Reported At (Sun Oil) Ethylene Facility In (New Castle County) Del

Suu Kyi defiant ahead of trial, protests planned

William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright march for peace in Mideast before Obama meets Israeli leader

Guatemala rally targets president

First Swine Flu Death Reported in New York

Islamist Rebels Threatening Fragile Somali Government

Cheney, Limbaugh, Gingrich not hurting GOP, Boehner says

Anti-immigrant myths foster costly ID bill in Pennsylvania

BNP (British National Party) poster campaign for British workers uses American actors

BNP (British National Party) poster campaign for British workers uses American actors

Notre Dame 'inappropriate:' Steele

Lithuania gets first woman head

Kuwaiti Women Win First Parliamentary Seats.

Sri Lanka warned on 'war crimes' , may face War Crimes charges - UK FM

Study: Gay marriages pump $111 million into Mass

'Youth Magnet' Cities Hit Midlife Crisis

Under Rumsfeld, Pentagon published Bible verses on top-secret intell reports.

Obama greeted by cheers, protests at Notre Dame

22-party alliance to form new Nepal government

Cause of schizophrenia identified

'Farrah's Story' draws nearly 9 million viewers; film detailed Farrah Fawcett's cancer battle

Pakistan Is Rapidly Adding Nuclear Arms, U.S. Says

Scandals Surround Colombian Leader

Frank Rich: Obama Can’t Turn the Page on Bush

El Límite Keiser - promo for Max Keiser's new show dubbed in Spanish

Gay rights protest broken up in Moscow

SNL: Season Finale

Do you support military tribunals? A truth commission?

Reaction: Are U.S. troops overstressed?

Was Obama right to block prisoner abuse photos?

CNN: USAs = Rove testifies in attorney firings

Maddow: Jane Mayer on Cheney Intelligence Activities

More CNN Pelosi Kangaoo Court footage - 7:10

Hardball: Rep. Blackburn (R) Pelosi guilty until proven innocent.

Hardball - What are Karl Rove's crimes? - USAs

Howard Zinn's "Three Holy Wars"

Torture Photos by RSU

Notre Dame Protesters are arrested

CSPAN - GOP assault on Pelosi re CIA briefings

Obama Taps Republican As Ambassador to China

Patriot Fact: Porter Goss

Rachel Alexandra vs Mine That Bird Preakness Stakes thriller!

Axelrod Cracks Miss California Joke

The New RNC Presents: Gay Don't Pay!

More CNN Lies = Pelosi Kangaroo Court

CNN: Pelosi Kangaroo Court continues

Bilderberg2009 Day2 ProstestKKE

The Week In Cartoons 05/16/09

Michelle Bachmann Obstructs Progress

Pelosi's Memory Irrelevant

CNN: President-elect Gore Criticizes Cheney

Green Day -"Know Your Enemy" on SNL 5/16/09

Why Conservatives Are Attacking Pelosi

For Those That Missed Friday's Events - Day in 100 Seconds

Sen. Webb Sides With Right Wing On Truth Commission, Gitmo

Jed Bartlett silences a RW critic by quoting the bible

President Obama Receives Honorary Degree at Notre Dame

MSNBC - Pelosi = CIA misleads, Sen. Graham has her back.

MSNBC: Sen. Wyden = Rep. Pelosi CIA briefing comments

TheRealNews: Republic or Empire? = Bruce Fein

Liz Cheney Skirts Whether 'Daddy' Requested Torture To Create Iraq Link

GOP Streetapalooza '09, Part II

GOP Streetapalooza '09, Part III

Rand Paul Announces Senate Bid | MSNBC | Rachel Maddow 05-14-09

GOP Streetapalooza '09, Part I

Unions Rally against Pratt Institute

Sen. Nelson (d) blocks Obama's Dawn Johnsen nomination

Made In the U S A

Meet The Press: Michael Steele Thinks Obama Doesn't Deserve Notre Dame Degree

RFK Jr. Live Earth Speech

Protester Interrupts Obama Commencement Speech at Notre Dame

Protester Interrupts Obama Commencement Speech at Notre Dame

Get in the Ring

Minnesota House Tax Chair Rep. Ann Lenczewski dispels the "evil tax" myth

Obama Picks Huntsman (R) Ambassador to China - Another Pole Pulled Down in GOP Tent

Godsmack - Greed

Obama Notre Dame Commencement Speech - PART 2 ("Open Minds. Fair-Minded Words")

Obama Notre Dame Commencement Speech - PART 1 ("Find a Way to Live Together As One Human Family")

Obama Notre Dame Commencement Speech - PART 3 (Community Organizing; The Golden Rule)

Obama Notre Dame Commencement Speech - PART 4 (Eisenhower Civil Rights Commission)

Steele criticizes "empthy" on 55th anniversary of "Brown v Education"

Gitmo detainee lawyer to Obama - Restarting military tribunals is unacceptable

Jake Tapper on Pelosi CIA briefing

Enron the smartest guys in the room - Trailer

PBS Legacy Of War: The Nuremberg Trials Excerpt

Mosh - the best anti-war video ever

TYT: David Gregory Is A Mouthpiece For The Government

Bunch of seniors (in age not academic standing) arrested at Notre Dame protest against Obama

Rumsfeld's renegade unit blamed for Afghan deaths - More Info on website

Chris Floyd: Criminal Intent: Obama-Bashing=Mushroom Cloud, Says Prez Fans

Rumsfeld and Biblical Briefings for Bush

Twenty Percent of Catholics and Christians are Hypocrites and THEY Control the Church

Westlands: 300,000 Acres of Hot Water Perfect for a FOX Teabag

Teen with two moms joins debate (Portland Press Herald - Maine)

Cargill...Home Grown Evil

Newsweek: " The GOP’s Paranoid Foreign Policy"

Holy Christ! Rumsfeld’s Religious Cover Sheets Even Twisted the Bible

"My Personal Financial Crisis" - NYT Edmund L. Andrews

Notre Dame's stand against Catholic fundamentalism

EDITORIAL: Obama should release photos of abuse (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)

‘Darth Cheney’ has few reasons to bash Obama (Stevenson / Tuscaloosa News)

Somalia, the pirates - a little background

MSNBC interview with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

A query for Sen. Stabenow: What ever became of usury?

Dick Cheney was Bush’s silent partner for 8 years, but now he won’t shut up (Dowd)

Was AIG Cooked Long Before Joe Cassano?

Big Business Likes Arbitration--If It Can Control the Process

Tenth Amendment: Key to Drug Policy Reform

The Biggest Threat To Newspapers is Newspapers

Worker Op-Ed by Billy Mason: Employee Free Choice Act levels the playing field

The Only Road Out of Crisis: Yes, it is socialism, but nationalize the banks already

GOP Confusion in South Carolina

Barack Obama's (and America's) Victory at Notre Dame

Gen Stanley MacChrystal under fire over rough tactics and 'prisoner abuse'

AL. Sen. Linked to White Supremacists

Stonewall at 40: Do We Still Need Pride Parades?

Watchdog Digs Into Conduct At SEC.

Dowd: Nancy Pelosi? Cheney broke the law and authorized torture

Torturing ourselves to get at the torture truth (Littwin | Denver Post)

FDL Book Salon - The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized The American Right

Sexual Torture

Legal savvy, empathy keep Granholm on Supreme Court short list, experts say


Pelosi's burden of truth (SF Chronicle)

American Churchgoers Strongest Supporters of Torture.

"Do We Need another WPA" (Excellent Article...Must Read..Seriously!)

Odd news on a previous AP Bolivia reporter, for conscientious DU'er readers:

FYI, the Miami Herald is doing a 50 years retrospective on Operation Pedro Pan.

Healing Guatemala's civil war wounds

OAS Push to Readmit Cuba Has Menendez Eyeing Funding

Pre-Castro Cuba comes back to life at annual fest (the good ol' days remembered/celebrated in Miami)

Peru sends army to tackle Amazon 'insurgency'

Scandals Surround Colombian Leader

Detroit Free Press: Lampreys are sucking the life out of Michigan's waterways

As Alaska Glaciers Melt, It’s Land That’s Rising

More Bang-For-Your-Buck using biomass for battery electric than ethanol

Canes and Pens Historical links

NHL 3rd Round Predictions

NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four set for Foxborough.

"An A-bomb.....from A-Rod"

Man do I miss Manny

Let's Go Wings! 4-2 in the third period! Yeah, the Lions suck, but otherwise we are there.

And I though ESPN was biased

Are the Giants sick of losing to the Mets yet?

Goal released Walker's burden

The JR Chess Report (May 17): Nakamura Is the New US Champ

Today in labor history May 17 First women’s anti-slavery conference, Philadelphia - 1838

AP: South Korean police arrest 457 labor activists

More Children Forced into Labor amid Economic Crisis

(Colorado) Bill would give unemployment to locked-out workers

Machinists union wants back in at United Machinists union wants back in at United Airlines

Bashas’ holding its ground in grocery market vs Wal-Mart

Despite Backlash, Portland Moves Toward Honoring Cesar Chavez (Racism? In Liberal Portland?)

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Reaches New Contracts With Two Unions at Fort Worth Plant

UC Berkeley Workers, Students Protest Arrest of Immigrant Custodian

AFSCME Urges Two Citi Bank Directors to Step Down

Fresh hope to working families by Bill Londrigan

Cal/OSHA Shuts Down Two Farm Labor Contractors for Heat Violations

Worker deaths result in OSHA citations

'Hawaiian Cement' Steel Tower Collapses Killing Worker Trapped Inside

Fall and drowning hazards prompt more than $180,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines

Transcript of Specter interview on card check


Skyline of Richmond, Virginia Painters Union members picket Lackawanna College

UAW Workers In Wisconsin Protests Shipping U.S. Auto Jobs To Mexico


Medical Malpractice Catch 22

Single Payer - Failure Not an Option


What will happen in Maine? With the veto and perhaps an amendment?

(The rest of the story) The Omaha family of an 8-year-old is ready to let Ben be Katie

Steele: Marriage equality is bad for small business

The Invisible Generation

Updated ‘I’M A BOY-GIRL’ (The Omaha family of an 8-year-old is ready to let Ben be Katie)

Anyone ever get pessimistic about their future and think of re-enlisting?

New female judge transforms Islamic court

'Iran presidential hopeful, 12, wants to move Israel to Hawaii'

Poll: 40% of Israeli Arabs believe Holocaust never happened

Justice Minister pushes bill to extend rabbinical courts' authority

Reckless lawyer a threat to 9th Circuit 2A Incorporation ruling?

Torn between two Berettas....

Strike at KDNA puts station off the air

AIG Scandal: Did Hank Greenberg allow Cassano to take the Fall for AIG's Failure?

Do we need another WPA?

***Spring Contest - Finals are up in GD***

I still don't get it (difference between cameras on moon photos)

Peonies. My first attempt at pics on DU.

Acoma Pueblo - a place I fell in love with - Warning: many pictures

So, this is my first trip the the Photo Group, thanks to blueraven95's kind info about the photo

In Shelby Farms they are letting the grass grow high

Bluebird chicks (second brood)

Is it Cellular Memory?

Seeking Motivation in dreary times and dreary days...

My silk pillows are up on my blog!

Is anyone here familiar with the writings of Robert A. Monroe?

Spirit Guides and Earworms

R.I.P.: Venetia Phair (she named Pluto at age 11)

The evolutionary argument for Dr. Seuss

Sunday Morning Religious Persecution

Twenty Percent of Catholics and Christians are Hypocrites and THEY Control the Church

Faithist Memes, Religious Privilege, Victimization, and Bad Arguments

Who Is a Real Catholic?

Middle Class Healthcare Reform? ...Bend Over

Found: New recipes to try if you like Indian Food

Is granola easy to make?


The OCT is based on a foundation of lies

Little Known Military Thug Squad Still Brutalizing Prisoners at Gitmo Under Obama

A simple question for OCTers:

Tennessee, Controlled Demolition, 9/11, and the Global Drug Trade

Arlen Specter claimed that JFK was STANDING when he was shot

Were Barbara Olson's calls to Ted pre-recorded?

Were Barbara Olson's calls to Ted pre-recorded?

Another Texas-Trashing Thread Goes Down---GD:P

Cross posted from GD

Study Finds Unusually High Number Of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Near Kennedy Space Center (KSC)

Brooke Shields: Tabloid took my mother out of nursing home

Kate ‘hesitant to believe’ Jon was unfaithful

Perry: I oppose secession