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Archives: June 8, 2009

"This Child Will Be Great" by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

March of the Greens? Final Voting Today!

Wonder if this has anything to do with the Fundy-nuts disdain for our union auto companies?

House passes paid leave for some new parents

Another unfair article about the UAW. Barrons. "The UAW can't Lose."

‘Bogus’ Profit: Bank Profits Get Fatter With Accounting Rules Masking Looming Loan Losses

Salon: The post-inauguration edition of odd things conservatives believe about Obama.

Julian Lennon comforts ailing Lucy in the sky

WAPO: Lebanon Retains Coalition Leadership

Does Education Pay?

British far-right party wins seat in EU parliament.

did they say how or where Dr. Tiller was shot? One bullet--I was out of the country when it happene

the trials continue for those arrested during the RNC in St. Paul, MN

Riyadh Shows First Movie in Decades

NBC's Inside Iran. Did they mention the 1953 coup?

AFSCME (1.6 million members) Urges Senate to Confirm Sotomayor

The prescience of Alexis de Tocqueville.....

The prescience of Alexis de Tocqueville.....

Why should they, when the United States under George Bush refused to recognise it?

PBS: Pope John Paul II: A Saint for Our Times . .. !!! Whaatttt????

'Franken-Products' Descend on Taiwan Computer Show

Left-leaning parties fare poorly in EU elections.....

I am really excited about the possibility of Chicago 2016

North Korea sends Laura Ling, Euna Lee to jail

"It's On. We Don't Fly Around Problems"

Fla. mulls empty homes ( and cruise ships) as storm shelters

They.are.terrorists. Suspect in abortion doctor death warns of violence

North Korea sentences 2 U.S. reporters to prison

What is justice?

Man Allegedly Rapes Girlfriend Live on Webcam

Tonys: Best Revival (West Side Story vs Hair) .....................

Tonys: Best Revival (West Side Story vs Hair) .....................

Approved Detroit Budget Means More Layoffs (315 + 10% wage cuts)

BYRD AND KENNEDY: Senators for the ages (Great piece from The Charleston Gazette)

US has the world's highest rate of medical errors

Media Matters: Fox Propaganda Site Goes To New Lengths To Distort Reality

Suspect in abortion doctor death warns of violence

VT program helps students explore gender

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Wife Held in China on Swine Flu Quarantine

Wall Street on the offensive

Arianna Huffington: When Will Dick Cheney's Tower Of Lies Come Tumbling Down?

Arianna Huffington: When Will Dick Cheney's Tower Of Lies Come Tumbling Down?

I'm watching the doc "Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room" and the segment about.....

these "preborn" fundy nuts are just fucking crazy...they are saying good things about roeder

Hillary's New Crusade: Feminist Hero, The Daily Beast

World airlines seen losing $9 billion this year

Here's something new: U.S. ... allowing criminals to "martyr themselves."

In Iraq, Colbert Does His Shtick for the Troops (NYT)

In Iraq, Colbert Does His Shtick for the Troops (NYT)

Ceiling Cat will not be happy:

How to Pay Your Bills Supernaturally

Is there one overriding Single Payer group

Replace the Conservadems PETITION

Barack Obama, Stop Ruining My Marriage

2 US journalist sentenced to 12 years labor in N. Korea

So... What are we doing this week, DU? What's the poop?

Specter to Labor: You'll Like How I Vote On EFCA--Labor Skeptical

KBR has made $32 billion off the U.S. taxpayer? WTF?

Dupe delete

Comey Details White House Attempt to Force Approval of Secret Program

Check Out Today's USA Today - Cover Story Article - "Lobbyists Unlimited In Honoring Lawmakers......

Kucinich works to reduce asbestos exposure in developing nations

Today's Tom Toles

I'm looking for a beautiful,inexpensive place for a vacation-any ideas?

The Rude Pundit: Updated - ADD Friday (Or "Are You Conservatives Fucking Kidding?")

Abortion foes build "legal fence" at state level

Is this creepy, or is it just me?

On Salamanders and Ideologues: Newt Gingrich and the 23% Republican Minority

Joe Scarborough Can Save the GOP

Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

Dueling Pipelines - American-backed Afghanistan route (TAPI) vs. Iran's "Pipeline of Peace" (IPI)

2 hypothetical questions: Since there are RW groups advocating

Tom Tomorrow and Pearl Jam

How Much Weight Should a Woman Gain in Pregnancy?

Whatever you do, don't tune into Joe & Mika......

Uproar around the reporters in NK is proof that our terrorist detention policy is awful

What's the buzz? Stephen Colbert gets military cut on USO tour

The View today should be great the Twit is going to comment on Obamas Date night

In Iraq, Colbert gets military haircut to show his solidarity(also Digital Camo Suit)

The Lobby

Not good timing for a potential Senate run: Rep. Kirk, wife divorcing after 8 years

Newly Released Gitmo Detainee Speaks To ABC: I Was Tortured

Newly Released Gitmo Detainee Speaks To ABC: I Was Tortured

What is the Congress working on and what should they be working on?

soldiers still killing themselves in epidemic fashion

soldiers still killing themselves in epidemic fashion

Your Ticking Time Bomb Scenario-So when do we get to start torturing this guy?

Your Ticking Time Bomb Scenario-So when do we get to start torturing this guy?

Ahhhnuld's California Asset Fire Sale


Man took traffic ticket case to GA Supreme Court; Court throws out Georgia’s left-turn law

My take on this whole "alternative medicine" deal

Lieberman, Graham threaten scorched earth on torture pics

Peak Starbucks review

Limbaugh, Hannity,

Caption the First Lady.

Tim Pawlenty, hip-hop sage.....

Join the Fight to Stop Bank Bullies

Pakistan: Villagers fight back against Taliban, militants killed

GOP drama continues: Republicans don't want Palin to upstage President Gingrich

the coffee table that would be great to have...and only $60,000!!

One gigantic lobbying machine

OBAMA Tells Muslim World "I Love You"

Thom Hartmann now

larry kudlow of all people on the obama economic team

{Worldwide} Military spending sets new record (BBC)

East Coast May Feel Rise in Sea Levels the Most

Pawlenty: The GOP should be ‘just like Eminem.’

Slate: No Fight Left (College Republicans' identity crisis)

Yahoo! must get a lot of subpoenas.

Sotomayor Breaks Her Ankle

The Rude Pundit - In Brief: Gingrich Among the Pagans

Software Error Adds 4875 Votes in City Election

If you feel like DUing an idiotic poll

Could a little boy be reincarnated pilot?

Self delete

bu$h May Haunt Republicans for Generations (let's hope so...)

Two Juveniles Charged With Setting Pit Bull Ablaze in Baltimore

Who the Bell Tolls for in Iraq and Afghanistan

Alabama is falling apart

Cheney must end reign of destruction

I hope Ticketmaster Burns in Hell

"The West Wing" the Musical?

Anyone Know What's Up With This?- Democrats Agree to IMF Money in U.S. War Bill

Albino trials begin in Tanzania (BBC) {murdered for witchcraft -- SICK}

Torture? ,,, link

Alfred W. McCoy: Confronting the CIA's Mind Maze; America's Political Paralysis Over Torture

One would think in this day in age and with all their history, they would come up with a better name

Taxes Imposed on Employer-Provided Health Insurance...

I'm not long for this board...

I'm not long for this board...

Why the Culture Wars will never be over.

Ray Nagin quarantined in China

Ray Nagin quarantined in China

Bush/Cheney Pushed Torture on DOJ = by Jason Leopold - June 8, 2009

This should be us

Somali rage at {Sufi} grave desecration (BBC)

Michael Lewis: Wall Street Made This Mess And Is Making Fortune Cleaning It Up (VIDEO)

Is the US the self declared enemy of North Korea?

Peter B Collins Back Soon On the Net

Smirking Chimp Website: Down Until Monday Morning

119 Million Americans Must be Wrong

Clearly homosexuality is a threat to traditional marriage.

I was raped at Gitmo. Now I want to die. Help me out.

KBR, Halliburton sued over war-zone's toxic burn pits

The Economy Is Still at the Brink

I used to live here

GEM$NBC about to discuss Roeder's comments to AP

Tampa Tribune Oped: "Remembering Dr. Tiller"

Public-Option Supporters In Congress Are Stepping Up Their Efforts, Organizing....

Robert Parry: 119 Million Americans Must Be Wrong

Sotomayor breaks ankle on her way to Capitol Hill

OxyRush LameBoy was just saying the DJIA is down 100 pts as if the sky was falling.

14-Year-Old Killed by Gang in Suburban Maryland

Tell President Obama to urge the Senate to ratify the Law of the Sea

What do you think Ken Lay's credit score was?

KRXQ Sac. Radio Hosts Have History of Obscenity Involving Children (Don't let them off the hook)

Grrr "That ran out of steam"

Thoughts about the anti-woman crowd's condemnation of Dr. Tiller's murder

Rush zipped on Oxy? Losing weight while really flapping his fat lips.

Detainee Photos Offer Yet Another Sticking Point for War Spending Bill

Suspect in Tiller's death warns of violence

Cuba (formally) turns down offer to rejoin Organization of American States

Life Inside North Korea's Vast Labor Prisons

"I am a fierce advocate for gay and lesbian Americans. It’s something I’ve been consistent on."

“We are going to spend the rest of our lives if necessary passing medical care." LBJ

Private sector vs. Public sector

Passerby Rescues Residents From Apartment Fire

China requires anti-porn software on new pcs

Watching David Schuster and Tameron Hall on MSNBC

Model and domestic violence survivor sued after death for "failure to maintain a decent image"

Laura Bush Speaks Out in Interview

Iran's Election, the US, and Why We Should Care

"Gov. Palin attributed her paraphrasing to Mr. Gingrich expressly at the beginning and end"

Unhinged Repugs Alert: Richard Shelby says US health care is the best in the history of the world

Grim search for crash site

How on Earth does WorldNutDaily get to bother Robert Gibbs, and why can't we bother him?

U.S. Home Prices May Fall for Years, Shiller Says

Who is rudest, most obnoxious right-winger on talk radio or cable TV?

Grist: KBR, Halliburton sued over war-zone’s toxic burn pits

Ed Shultz: Psycho Talk: Shelby.." We have the greatest health care in the world"

Anybody watch Ann Curry's special report on Iran last night?

Freeps: Timing of Sotomayor breaking her ankle "suspicious, going for a sympathy vote"

Can somebody tell me what is meant by the term "drive-by media"?

Great poll by Ed Shultz

Pipestone Wind Turbine Plant Laying Off Up to 160

So what's the deal with the European parliamentary elections? Did teh stupid shift from us to them?

Gas station in Omaha, NE only plays Fox News on screens at pump...

Puke Justices Roberts, Scalia, Alito, Thomas Say Virtually Bribing Judges is Okay

When Judges get choked up prior to the reading of a Verdict: What does he/she know?

GM Finds a Buyer for Saturn

Murdoch calls Obama - "Dangerous"

If you lost 2 of your fingers, and could only choose one to be reattached, which one would you pick?

Gingrich Accuses Sotomayor of Faking Broken Ankle

Why Are We Not Detaining Christianists?

Is the socially conservative movement no longer viable?

Criminal Conservadems help Republicans take control of the NY Senate!

Whoa - Scaife Rag has Story on Bush US Attorney Prosecuting Mostly Dems

The office of that nasally doofus of a Senator for my state, Grassley, is not answering the phone

Michelle Laxalt (on with Tweety) says she wants

It's June 8th, is Franken seated yet?!?

Extreme, overheated rhetoric can have dangerous consequences.

Extreme, overheated rhetoric can have dangerous consequences.

Insurance companies too special?

once for all Europe isn't "socialistic"

A friend of mine brought up an interesting question last night about oxy rush


Ed Shultz' poll re health care and trust

Moran for Virginia

IRS Should Investigate Virginia Church For Partisan Politicking, Says Americans United

SCOTUS (Liberal bloc plus Kennedy) just ruled - bought off judges can be a Due Process violation

The more I think about Dr. Tiller's murderer

High comedy tonight on ClusterFox Snooze

Poll: I've known a good doctor who quit because his/her passion for helping human

Chocolate may be the antidote to Republicanism

The Pollywog Conglomerate

Received This In An Email Former Candidate Sends/FAXes His Version Of Single Payer To Capitol Hill!

Analysts Cite Obama Effect in Lebanese Election

Barney Frank Unloads On Specter: It's 'Reasonable' To Challenge Him

Just in case you haven't heard: Nutro brand cat food recall

Americans United Applauds Court Decision Striking Down Oklahoma County’s Commandments Display

Sheehan Brings Bush Protests to Dallas Neighborhood

Heidi Montag claims she was "tortured to the point of convulsively throwing up" by NBC reality show

Oklahoma: Teacher asserts he was terminated for advocating for LGBT youth

OK, given the nurse's name here,

Is the U.S. a plutocracy and is our government a puppet government?

Skelos is majority leader as GOP reclaims Senate (New York)

John Grisham reality case--for once the real thing turned out better than the fiction

Breaking: Higbee (NJ State Trooper) Verdict: Not Guilty.

Monday Toons, Part 2

‘Bogus’ Profit: Bank Profits Get Fatter With Accounting Rules Masking Looming Loan Losses

A FROG that constantly changes colour is being worshipped as a GOD

Chrysler Fiat Sale Delayed by U.S. Justice Ginsburg

Health Insurers Own Tobacco Stocks Worth Nearly $4.5 Billion

Did sexy movie bombshell Megan Fox just insult the GOP base?

Republicans 4 Democrats 0. Two Alaskan Republicans released from prison.

no single payer, no real health care reform

British Jobs for British Workers?Labour & BNP Slogan. Result UK has now elected 2 dirty Nazi MEPs.

Subpoena seeks names -- and lots more -- of Web posters

A message I got today from the acting administrator at my place of employment (NASA)

Iran's 'Macaca' Moment? Ahmadinejad's Rivals Circulate Video Highlighting His Bizarre "Light" Claim

Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 – June 8, 1809) - 6 mourners at his funeral

So upset about Laura Ling and Euna Lee

To My Dearest, Darling, Senator Shelby

17 bodies now retrieved from Air France crash site

NY Times Correction, More Reasons Young People Don't Read Newspapers

COMEY: Bush Able To Get Legal Authorization From DOJ-For WHATEVER It Wanted-Regardless Of Legality

Parents commit suicide to be with their son who passed on

Question for attorneys and law students

I was watching the news the other night and something struck me very wrong and very odd

DJ Jazzy Jeff walked off stage in KC last night rather than change the kind of music he was spinning

The "free" market and health care

Union urging pilots not to fly Airbus A330 and A340 planes unless...

There's gotta be a word for it ...


Should Rupert Murdoch be deported?

Muslims and Jews conned into eating meat bulked out with cow and pig products

Laura Ling and Euna Lee sentenced to 12 years.

DU's medical doctors- check in here.

Conservatives tighten their grip in EU election

This Week Congress Will Vote $95 billion for Endless Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan/Pak

Burger King Franchisee and Global Warming....

With single payer, what will happen to the employees of insurance companies?

Phill Kline sent out a letter begging for money 4 days before the assassination of Dr. Tiller

Key figures in global battle against illegal arms trade lost in Air France crash

The true unemployment rate is closer to 16.4%

The Torture Apologia Chart

Could we be the generation that runs out of fish?

Bush's legacy

“Disingenuous” Is a Polite Word For It

“Disingenuous” Is a Polite Word For It

Legislation could grant early access to Medicare

Jack Conway for US Senate. He wants to take Bunnings seat. Unions back him

Breaking: Palin Will Come To GOP Fundraiser, After All!!!

Behind the Obama Admin's request to the SC to not take up the DADT challenge

What a glorious day in the wilderness for a linear regression problem or two!

Should I buy a house? Can I afford it?

The White House Is Hiring...

An update on my situation (June 2009)

The Casino Class: The Looting of America by Les Leopold

Gimme That Old-Time Religion

Making It Worse: Campaign for America's Future vs. Single-Payer

Maybe the Luddites had it right

(Disabled) Minneapolis man accidentally boarded in his (foreclosed) house

Judge denies ACLU request to reveal US role in torture of American citizen

Do you Approve of the Job Barack Obama is doing as President?

Please Tell Me That Europe Isn't Morphing Into Capitalism

The Swine Flu Hype: Mexico's Shock Doctrine

Fat people causing climate change, says Sir Jonathan Porritt

What is your prediction on the SCOTUS decision re New Haven Firefighters?

Tweety on Palin: "All dressed up and no one to ()low..."

This week I either start to take the party back, or turn my back.

Robert Reich: How Pharma and Insurance Intend to Kill the Public Option

Monday Toons, Part 1.

Mark Holick from Spirit One christian center (on Tiller)needs some phone calls. his latest billboar

Two blogs cover Alexia Kelley appointment....common ground not looking so good on this issue.

The Official DU Facebook Group Page

New Orleans Teen arrested in rape and murder of 8 month old infant

"Christian Civil Liberties Union" seeks "right" to.. burn books! (seriously!)

Good god! So if you don't BUY health insurance, you get FINED!!??? WTF!!!???

Orrin Hatch: 'Democrats would live to regret it if they insist on a public plan.'

RIGHT NOW: Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan protesting outside George Bush’s Dallas home.

I just complained to a Macy's manager about having Fox News on their TVs.

Rachel Maddow: Right-Wing Terrorism Must Be Stopped

Anita HILL's take on classmate SOTOMAYOR. Oh, and psst, Clarence, it was all true

When did law enforcement become 'troops?'

Laura Ling and Euna Lee (Current TV reporters) convicted in N. Korea. Sentenced to 12 yrs

Christianist Group's Billboard Compares Atheism To Murder

"Go ahead and shoot the dogs in the head": Garcia's police shoot, bomb and gas protestors in Peru!

Omnibus CYA Act of 2009

Florida now may ship prison inmates to other states.

wait ... pets need food ?

i just got john mayer's "Where the Light Is" live album

Man, the Calvin and Hobbes thread brought a childhood memory flooding back ....

There are kids playing outside and it never fails

You may remember DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun from a wedding I attended:

Olive Branch

Peter Gabrial ...... Don't give up

I have been arguing with my daughter

"Fat Whistle Boy" is the phrase for today.

I succumbed and watched "Twilight" last night.

What's the best way to jerk a chain?

AALette, honey, time to go to sleep

Listening to Ambient Radio on Pandora...


I'm about to scarf down some freshly picked green beans...

Burned Maine Topless Coffee Shop Seeks Donations

I may have to commit a crime . . .

Nothing says "relaxing Sunday night at home" like "New Britney Spears topless pics posted"

What Firefox add-ons do you use?

Daisy Berkowitz

David Berkowitz

Lightning bugs!

Memo to all my Facebook friends: I've been prohibited from posting

I know the scripps spelling bee is over, but this is f'ing hilarious:


When did cable networks start showing the same movie on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night?

How to Pay Your Bills Supernaturally

Where did he go? I miss him already...

bloop bloop ~

Moses and the Text Commandments

Does anybody else iron anymore?

Good news everybody!

Why blondes shouldn't poll dance.

My local newspaper's editing: The youngest celeb birthday listed is 54

Going to take the LSAT in a few short hours...

To the three people who respond to my threats

Top 10 Cereals Of All Time

Wanna be my friend?

I won a waffle!

Tom Tomorrow and Pearl Jam

WOOHOO!!! "Weeds" season 4 premiere tonight

Have you ever wanted to help someone and you know how to fix their problem

Disney PIXAR's, "Up" The Sugarcoating of Pedophilia!

Would you ever "narc" on a neighbor for violating local watering restrictions?

It's Italian Festival week here in Wilmington or as I like to call it

come one come all ... free "red death ball"

How the FUCK do you file a complaint with the FTC or FCC about false advertising? (RE: FOX)

Good morning Lounge

Miss Honeychurch thinks this is funny, so here's a story about my dad...

Cat food recalled (cross post from GD) Nutro

Once I was the king of Spain

BREAKING! Sotomayor backs out - Obama nominates Jesus Christ in her place. GOP plans filibuster.

Make up a future headline that's outrageous now, but in some bizarro future will probably happen.

A toon that MUST be shared as it is too funny for merely one person...

do all the DU men think President Obama is a good looking guy??

Snoring DUCK

I love to cook.... lately it's been all about my French Canadian background

How many mailing list subscribers does it take to change a light bulb?

DU CALL TO ACTION: Register a complaint with the FCC about FOX - FALSE ADVERTISING!

It's frakking JUNE

HEY birthday alert!!

I am compelled to clear up some inaccuracies concerning loser names.

Favre has shoulder surgery. Enjoy, Minnesota!

Has Elad ever locked a thread?

Moonshine. Guns. Home day care. Which of these doesn't belong?

Sensitivity Training

Best way to find a good and trustworthy person to fix my washing machine?

If Narwhals are real, why can’t unicorns be real too?

Pardon me while I work out my issues with tats and ankle bracelets

Yet another "reincarnation" crap story...

Now serving in GD...

Bret Michaels Knocked Down, Injured During Tonys (VIDEO)

New York Post: "A secret sect of kung fu assassins could have silenced actor David Carradine"

Just got back from an evening at Medieval Times

Fire Chief Shuts Down Fireworks at Nats Games

Have you ever fallen on another DU member?

Bret Michaels bonked on the nose after reprising "Poison" song "Nothin' But A Good Time"

After 9 1/2 years I finally agreed to get married.

Hey Ladies, want to know why we drive fast around those corners?

Thank Jah for the lounge.....

My girlfriend sent me a Dear Jah letter.....

First there was Shelia e

Harry 'Snapper' Organs' cries of "What's all this then?"...Spice Girl performs a N.S.F.W. inspection

Anyone know where I can hear Seals and Croft- Advance Guards

Crack pipe. Hookers. Sunday Bible school class. Which of these doesn't belong?

Did one of those pratfalls this morning...

Any MrScorpio fans out there?

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Mon 6/8/2009)

If President Bartlet picks 'Bingo Bob' Russell for VP, then I'm leaving the Democrats

Who was your LEAST favorite character in the Star Wars prequels?

Speaking of vanity

What tune is going through your head right now?

Ingredients: Watermelon

How many differences can you spot in these two photos?

Has anyone noticed the size of turkey necks lately --- huge!!!!

Pardon me while I work out my issues with moronic FReepers

damn earworms

It's a gorgeous day in the Treasure Valley, weather-wise...and my eyes are miserable.

Question for artists, painters in particular. (Heidi, hon?)

It's my birthday, brothers and sisters!

I have had a post-analogue television vision - it ain't good.

Hey LostinVa, heads up

How do you relocate to a new city

An adolescent Hawk Chick has crashed in our backyard

This is one of the funniest videos I've see in a long time.

Hey. I won the June Slogan Contest here.

What is your favorite country song.

Bring on the Night

Tattoos being used for medical alerts

I am back from the cabin

I just talked to my horse on the phone.

How does one go about preparing four whole fried chickens and a coke?

Sex With Mom and Dad

Best MLB Logo. Post your fave and why it's the best.

My Grandmother died tonight

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. - Isak Dinesen

Is a dozen prawns too much to have?

OMG , Why didn't anyone tell me about Billy Joel before

HALP! We're Being Oppressed!

I got a job today!

People without pets- Check in here.....

telephone interview in 1/2 hour. Please wish me luck.

I'm curious - do you make your bed everyday

Name some obscure musical royalty from your area

I need to ask for some SERIOUS advice from the Ladies of the Lounge.

What music-related websites do you go to?

do you love your mother?

I'm looking for a beautiful,inexpensive place for a vacation-any ideas?

Favorite Breakfast


I've been reading up on bankruptcy in Ohio. Do you have to use an attorney

The grill. It's real. It lives.

Library return-on-investment calculator

Is Goof Off a deadly nerve poison?

If you can say something funny that will cheer me up...please do.

I'm spent

Need Lounge Love Now.....

At this point in the game, you truly know that you are fucked:

After weeks of looking, I finally found a job...

Hey Newt! Blessed be. Do what ye will, harm none.

Is a terrabyte or pron too much to have?

Please explain the following lyrics for me:

Update on Miranda Rat Face

I'd like your opinion on this:

Les Paul's birthday 6-9-09 - send him a card!

Need some brainstorming help. Can you think of great pairs?

Can someone tell me how to function after the murder of my nephew?

Everyone ready for the big digital TV switch?

To the three people who respond to my threads

That darn cat!

Europe in 2 weeks: What do I HAVE to do in Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Venice, Bavaria?

We rescued a critter today!

Little-known, seriously suck-assed names of major league ball clubs

Jack Nickolson's controlled meltdown

The price of vanity...

What is your cure for insomnia?

Need cat advice

Any Steely Dan Fans Out There?

Some militants respond positively to Obama speech

When Senate "blue dog" Democrats join conservative Republicans we should call them Republicrats!

Sen. Grassley writes nonsensical tweets attacking Obama.

Obama Mastering Politics’ Game of Three-Dimensional Chess (and yes, via bipartisanship)

I am now a Pennsylvanian

Wasn't it Robert Gates' idea to cut missile defense and not Obama's?

Obama Promises More Than 600,000 Stimulus Jobs(This Summer)

Obama’s Economic Circle Keeps Tensions Simmering - Summers mostly to blame (NYT)

This week in congress

VA-Gov: Deeds Takes Big Lead in PPP's Final Poll

"Palin Lifts From Gingrich in Anchorage Speech"

McClatchy: "Serious times call for serious president overseas "

Here Comes The Sun. Maybe, but why not?

Who do you want to win the Dem primary in Virginia?

A "Captive" Audience

Sen. Grassley Continues: I'm greener than Al Gore. Is that enuf?

NYT Magazine: Taking the Hill-Obama Team Work Congress From the Inside

164 Million Ways To Kill Real Healthcare Reform: Tax Employee Health Benefits

MSNBC: A relative unknown leads challenge in Iran.

Delete, didn't mean to start a new thread.

US committed to peace in Israel-permanent advisors stationed there, no more shuttle diplomacy

If You Want To See & Hear The President This Thursday, Here's How:

GOP senator: "Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND"

Sarah Palin backs out of fundraising dinner -- again

You know those "TRUTH" TV ads against the tobacco industry?

How hard is President Obama pushing the public option? The President is putting on the pads.

Ezra Klein: Health Care Reform for Beginners: The Many Flavors of the Public Plan

SoS Comments aren't as damaging as many here think...

Palin: Obama wants to ‘control the people’ by giving them money

NPR had two segments on health care this morning and both segments were sorely lacking

IL-Sen: Schakowsky Out

pssst... WE KNEW IT!!!

Supreme Court agrees w/Obama admin and rejects challenge to 'don't ask, don't tell'

Sotomayor breaks ankle

HuffPo Video: Rupert Murdoch tells Cavuto that "President for change" Obama is "dangerous"

Obama's genius is to say what we all know

GOP senators warn Obama on health care

Major Deja Vu- "Clinton: If Iran strikes Israel, expect retaliation"

"All signs point to a resounding victory for Mousavi, the pro-reform candidate for Iran President"

Nancy Pelosi is the SPEAKER of the house but...

Question on health care

Thank you Sen. Bernie Sanders for fighting hard for a single payer system.

Shit, Why Did I Peek At morning joke (MSNBC)?

My MINIMUM expectation for healthcare: a non-watered down public option

A easy way to create jobs and lower unemployment for some and Obama refuses to do it!

It's not necessary to be overprotective of our president at the expense of open discussion

VA-Gov: Deeds Takes Charge in New SUSA Poll, Too

Obama's job rating up; Politico says "down"

Limbaugh mocks Sotomayor’s fractured ankle (AUDIO)

The Obama Effect In Lebanon and Iran

From a British Perspective: "Barack Obama's Top 10 Moments in Power"

From a British Perspective: "Barack Obama's Top 10 Moments in Power"

Spread the word: Senators opposing public health plan bought and paid for

Tell Congress: Healthcare Not Warfare

The Obama Effect -- Political Attack Ads Backfiring for Canada's Conservative Prime Minister

Supreme Court rejects challenge to DADT

NC-Sen: Shuler Says No (Again)

It's not necessary to attack our president over mindless, trivial things.

Chairman Kerry Statement On The Lebanese Elections

The President Called Netanyahu today...

Tickle Me Obama: President Obama on Sesame Street

Obama Taps Well-Known Hacker - "Dark Tangent" - as Security Adviser

The Obama Effect? Pro-Western Group Defeats Hezbollah In Lebanese Election...

Dick Cheney reminds me of that old country song...

WWE Political Smackdown! Jim Cornette takes Joey Styles to the mat

Report: House Dems Angry With Reid For Caving To Centrists And GOP

Today show "Mocks" Obama Teleprompter Use

Democrats Weigh Health Mandate as Obama Urges Taxing Wealthy

I fear we have no way to pay for Health Care. I think the Right is getting to me

Is Tancredo running for Veep to Sarah Palin's Presidency run in 2012?

Heads Up: Supreme Court Rulings Coming Down the Pike This Morning

Palin on Obama administration: ‘We told ya so.’

So the Repugs take back control of the NY State Senate?

Conservatives react to the Sermon on the Mount

When does the other shoe drop for Obama?

Rahm Emanuel is pressuring progressives to change their vote - what is going on here?

Statement by the President regarding the elections in Lebanon

Ginsberg halts sale of Chrysler pending further order

Obama administration argued DADT “rational” policy

All DU'ers need to watch this "Inside the White House" thingy that Brian Williams did.

Do we have the votes to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell?

Best picture of Obama speaking:

The American Health Choices Act (everything you wanted to know)

Obama's plan to create 600,000 jobs over the next 100 days released

Canadian health care myths: Every myth is exposed and proven to be false

Nobel Winner Krugman Sees U.S. Recession Ending Soon

Sorry, but the Iranian Election is 5 Days away. WTF is SoS Clinton doing

If your child develops an imaginary friend ...

Shamed banker Sir Fred Goodwin is Scots gangster's long lost cousin

18 killed in Acapulco shootout

Sources: Five U.S. contractors held in slaying of another in Iraq

5 Tornadoes Touch Down in Colorado, Mall Damaged

Orie (GOP tough-on-sex-crime state senator from PA) aide accused of soliciting teen for 'furry' sex

Woman who killed cadre demanding sex charged with assault

U.S. Weighs Intercepting North Korean Shipments

Nearly 1,800 Karen flee Myanmar fighting - Thailand

China Demands New PCs Have Web Site-blocking Program

One killed, 9 wounded in Thai Muslim south attacks

Death toll in SAfrican mine accident rises to 82

Body of American mountain climber found in SW China

Court rejects challenge to 'don't ask, don't tell'

Peter B Collins Back Soon On the Net

China condemns Dalai Lama Paris award

Obama turned down Bush proposal on autos

Court rejects challenge to 'don't ask, don't tell'

Debate over generic drug use heats up - Some prescription switches can cause problems

EXCLUSIVE: Recently Released Gitmo Detainee Talks to ABC News

Real IRA chief liable for Omagh bombing

US to help with black box search

East Coast May Feel Rise in Sea Levels the Most

Court rejects challenge to 'don't ask, don't tell'

Supreme Court Says Judges Must Avoid Appearance of Bias.

China is now world No. 2 arms spender, report says

I used to live here

Cuba (formally) turns down offer to rejoin Organization of American States

Obama, CIA chief patch up interrogation-memo rift

GOP senators say 'no' to public plan

(Congressman Leonard) Boswell defends Pelosi in water boarding flap

North Korea bans ships from coastal waters

Supreme Court says Iraq can't be sued today for past actions by Saddam Hussein

Laura Bush Calls Sotomayor a ‘Good Nominee’

Gordon Brown 'to set a date' for Iraq War inquiry

(Jacksonville, FL) School Board Considers Ban on Pics, Video on Campus

Sheehan Brings Bush Protests to Dallas Neighborhood

American Detained, Tortured in UAE at U.S. Govt's Behest, ACLU Says

Grim search for crash site

Silicon Valley giant Motwani dies in pool

(Rep. Jan) Schakowsky takes a pass on Senate race

In Iran, Harsh Talk as Election Nears

GOP senators warn Obama on health care

Autopsy determines baby was cut from pregnant woman

Pentagon admits "problems" with Afghan air strike

Judge Rules Against Effort to Free U.S. Citizen Detained in UAE

US to Propose Wider Oversight of Compensation

Sarah Palin in, then out, back in -and now again out of fundraising dinner

(Senator) McConnell: Economic recovery is unconnected to the stimulus

US truckers join coalition calling for oil speculation limits

North Korea Talks Tough As Clinton Raises Stakes

Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor Injured At Airport

GOP says Alaska Gov. Palin will attend fundraiser (without speaking role)

Driver accused of murder in Angels pitcher's death pleads not guilty

Democrats stoke grassroots healthcare campaign

U.S. top court puts hold on Chrysler sale

Eyewitness Reports Accuse Peruvian Police of Disposing the Bodies of Dead Indigenous Protesters

Laura Bush glad Obama picked woman for high court

American Detained, Tortured in UAE at U.S. Govt's Behest, ACLU Says

Court (SCOTUS) says judges must avoid appearance of bias (WV case)

(NY) Senate majority flips, vote pushes Smith out as majority leader

Work begins on nation's largest mass transit project

Religious leaders to lobby Obama for torture inquiry

Supreme Court steers clear of Ariz. ski resort dispute

UPDATE 1-California eliminating funds for recent contracts


Roma family repeatedly attacked before fleeing to Canada

Court rejects challenge to 'don't ask, don't tell'

Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

Voters Steer Europe to the Right

Hezbollah camp loses Lebanon election

10 People Killed in SUV Rollover Near Tucson

North Korea sentences 2 US journalists to 12 years jail

Air France tail found; U.S. helps hunt black boxes

Possible closure of six free Shriners hospitals scares parents

Revolt Could Imperil Democratic Control of Senate (NY)

NJ State Trooper Found Not Guilty in Crash That Killed 2 Teens

Iraq: Bombing of Minibus in Shiite Area Kills 7

Judge: Immigrants' rights violated in Conn. raids

Poll Shows Ahmadinejad Leading in Iran's Presidential Election

French Feminists attack Obama over Islamic veil

In Iraq, Colbert gets military haircut to show his solidarity

ABC television interview with Hugo Chavez

New Rules - 6/05/09

Avenger of Blood: Huckabee & Gingrich endorsed by pro-Christian martyrdom movement leader Lou Engel

Gov. Brian Schweitzer at Connecticut's JJB Dinner 2009

Mr. Bouncy Bouncy's philosophy on life.

Colbert Visits GI's, Shaves Head! Principal's Speech from IRAQ - Stephen Colbert's Shout Out

Rachel Maddow & Maria Kumar discuss the GOP not being able to help itself re: Sotomayor

President Barack Obama on Sesame Street

Journalist Jeremy Scahill - Real Time with Bill Maher 6 June 09

NJ Residents Furious Over Beating of Man by Police

Capitol Hill Agenda: June 8, 2009

Gingrich Expalins How Americans Are Surrounded By Pagans

You have to be an idiot to be an evilutioist.. MORAN alert

Report Card on Obama's Overseas Trip

Bill Moyers' panel on Single Payer Health Insurance

Presidential Peace-Keeping Abroad

Medicine: Target Women

ABC News' interview with Detainee Lakhdar Boumediene - 7 Year Nightmare

Lugar takes on right wing attacks of Obama's Cairo speech

Schakowsky Announces She Will Seek Reelection to House.

Rachel Maddow: 'The Pill Kills', anti-choice groups protest Tillers funeral, birth control

Mr. Bouncy Bouncy stops by a pharmacy

These Woman (Laura Ling & Euna Lee) are Innocent & Should be Released & N. Korea: Robert Gibbs

Iranians reject Holocaust deniers

CBC Archives: The Internet 1993

TYT: Why Would Anyone Fight Against Pot Pills?

SEIU video: Dean gets very angry about health care story.

Republicans and Economics. How to lose a TRILLION DOLLARS and put the country in the shit!!

Single payer groups accuse Dean of having them arrested in Portland.

"Celebrity Journalism at the White House" ..(Dan Froomkin Reports)

What Happened to Skepticism?

Torture: Investigate and learn (Orange county register via Yuma Sun)

Robert Kuttner: Fantasies of Green Shoots

Scott Roeder and his Band of Terrorists

In These Times: At the End of the Day, It’s the End of the World

Lagging Recognition (James Howard Kunstler)

Is GOP Senator Charles Grassley Insane?

In Iran, Harsh Talk as Election Nears

Piracy symptom of bigger problem (BBC)

Sotomayor Breaks Her Ankle.

Osama bin Limbaugh

Jane Hamsher, FDL, asking for progressives' help on war supplemental

The Gingrich Wants to Steal Christmas

Fixing Health Care Doesnt Require a Bi-Partisan Bill -- It Requires a Public Health Insurance Option

Republican Party Bankrupt; Reorganizes As A Church

Sotomayor Is Recalled as a Driven Rookie Prosecutor.

Safety Experts Call for Airborne 'Black Box' Data Stream

$1.3 Trillion Bush Tax Cuts In 2001 Repeal Of Inheritance Tax $1 T Elite Families Death Tax Campaign

Gutting the Health Care Plan: The Scorpion and the Congress

Dr. Paris: “The next 60 days are critical for single-payer,” “We need to keep the heat on Congress"

Fox Propaganda Site Goes to New Lengths to Distort Reality

Alfred W. McCoy: Confronting the CIA's Mind Maze; America's Political Paralysis Over Torture

Is Comcast Manipulating the American Media?

Democrats stoke grassroots US healthcare campaign

US conservatives are fighting for the rights of a minority – white men

Frances Kissling: Obama's Poor Choice for Faith Leader

Firms Shed India Centers to Cut Costs in Recession

Pipelineistan - The Liquid War

Alan Keyes' Historical Blindness

The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 366

Jamaica Observer-John Maxwell: Cuba, the US and the OAS

Event-DC: Populism, Islamism and 'Indigenismo' vs. Democracy in Latin America

Official Cuban Gov't. Declaration Concerning OAS Rescinding 1962 Resolution

EMERGENCY RALLIES TODAY DC, NY, LA in Solidarity with Amazon Indigenous Peoples

DU's LBN forum is Cubaphobic.

BOLIVIA Decolonizing Education

Two Colombian Generals Face Charges

CEPR/Mark Weisbrot: Vulture Funds Lobby Against Argentina, Using Confress in PR Campaign

Cuba turns down offer to rejoin Organization of American States

Here's a story to deconstruct: 12 self-immolate in bizarre ritual in Peru

BOREV: "Keeping Up with Latin America's Second Best 'Democracy'"- Peru

Peak Oil Review - June 8

DrumBeat: June 8, 2009

Energy exec: Lee nuclear project hinges on change in N.C. law

Dueling Pipelines - American-backed Afghanistan route (TAPI) vs. Iran's "Pipeline of Peace" (IPI)?

54 Small Killer Whales Shot to Keep them from Re-Beaching - South Africa

Dave Cohen (APSO-USA) on energy, economics, and the decline of America

Estrogen, POPs In Water Harm Fish Immune Systems - USGS Survey

Among Invasives Expected Or Already Arrived In UK: Tiger Mosquitoes, Fire Ants, Sand Flies, More

Study Projects $12 Billion In Houston Property Losses As Seas Rise Over 100 Years

Ocean trash problem 'far from being solved,' U.N. says (CNN) {understatement!}

The Rise And Fall And Rise Of OIl - LA Times

Rare Kashmir deer 'makes comeback' (BBC)

U.S. Foresees a Thinner Cushion of Coal

Grist: On World Oceans Day, consider the jellyfishburger and fries

Rainforest is worth more standing (BBC)

TVA To Dump Ash In Alabama {in poor area, natch}

Commentary: World's biggest fish are dying (CNN/Ted Danson)

Obama seeks global uranium fuel bank

1,200-Foot 160 Foot Deep Stretch Of Maldive Beach Gone In Past 2 Weeks - 2 Islands Evacuated

Upton, are you watching Life of cboy4 during the rain delay?

Jerry Jones toying with the idea of bringing back Pac-man to the Cowboys

For the benefit of trumad...

Lincecum mows down the Marlins


I care nothing about sports this evening...

Tesla Motors new model is about half price of current one(s).

Screen Actor Members Help Create Care Packages for U.S. Troops

House passes paid parental leave bill

Today in Labor History June 8, 6 union members dead and 15 taken prisoner

Canadian health care myths: Every myth is exposed and proven to be false

GPS shoes for Alzheimer's patients -- these boots are made for walkin'

Trends Shaping the Healthcare Industry

Steel mill hiring 1,000 over next 18 months {Mobile Co., AL} (WAAY TV)

Watching Out for the Details in Healthcare, and How Hard the White House Pushes for Them

Will Olympia Snowe derail Obamacare?


Diabetes diagnostic test recommended as standard (CNN)

It's hard to be bipartisan with catty, petty Republicans like Iowa's Charles Grassley

How Much Weight Should a Woman Gain in Pregnancy?

When Greed Happens to Good People: The Cost Conundrum

Why Democrats are obstructing Single Payer Health Care

The Best Health Care System The World Has Ever Known Is In 37th Place

MUST READ: "Third Way" on Public Option: Make One that Can't Work


The Third Way on health care is, of course, the wrong way

Americans are only "One Illness Away from Financial Ruin"

I Support HR 676.... SIGN THE PETITION

If you want to take a minute and thank Ed Schultz for fighting for healthcare..

Fixing Health Care Does Not Require a "Bi-Partisan" Bill -- It Does Require a Public Health Insuranc

A personal question...why does drinking water cause acid reflux?

Blue Dogs Backsliding On Health Care

Natural bleach 'key to healing' (BBC)

AP IMPACT: Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream

My take on this whole "alternative medicine" deal

Homicide rates in California, 2007 by race/ethnic group versus U.S. rates

Lesbian Outs South Carolina Lawmakers As Gay

Court rejects challenge to 'don't ask, don't tell'

Call for Submissions - Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

Another howler of a "pro gun control" news article!!

(Opinion column) Withers: Obama insists he’s a gay ally

What happens when the victims are armed...

Chicago Tribune: "Guns and justice"

NY Senate now Republican controlled: Democrats flipped the fence.

Committee of Miliary Law Experts: How to End “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

BREAKING: President Harry Truman Wipes Out Military Segregation

"Gay Marriage" solution ???

KRXQ pulls live shows after remarks on transgender teens

Prosecution drops indictment against settler

Two Arab Reporters Passed on Obama Interview to Avoid Israeli Journalist

Israeli ministry wages settlement war against U.S.

French company to withdraw from Jerusalem rail project

'Hamas risking Operation Cast Lead II'

If you happen to need to make a rainbow cake ...

Chrysler dealers scramble to unload vehicles

Dr. Housing Bubble 06/07/09

Loan-Shark Lenders Have Date With Hangman:

Billionaire Tax Felon Says UBS Lied in Pledge to Report to IRS

Dave Cohen (APSO-USA) on energy, economics and the decline of the American Empire

Debunking Canadian health care myths

The Economy Is Still at the Brink

Obama’s Economic Circle Keeps Tensions High

‘Fierce Rally’ Under Way for Loan CDOs, Morgan Stanley Says

What do members of this forum think of "A New Way Forward"'s video?

Backyard Bird Photos


Grove of the Patriarchs (DIAL-UP WARNING)

Knife Rights in Jeopardy? Redefinition of Switchblade? Anyone know anything about this?

Another Stranger

A few from our trip to DC (Dial Up Warning)

Capt. Pietrangelo (DADT SCOTUS case) calls for LGBT action. Calls Obama a liar, a bigot and a coward

Safety Experts Call for Airborne 'Black Box' Data Stream

Former Animal Experimenter's Revelations on 'Slate'

firm making human blood-making machine for battlefield

Anyone here have experience with Feldenkrais?

Dragonfly crop circle appears in Wiltshire

Dr, Christine Page, 2012 & The Return of the Great Mother

The Late Father Malachi Martin on Demonic attack.

Is the recession ending?

Peru: mass grave found in Bagua, Parish Priest says

We are just but one god apart from total agreement

Could a little boy be reincarnated pilot?

12 self-immolate in bizarre ritual in Peru (set themselves on fire)

House panel to quiz top OTC derivatives execs

My dinner date got cancelled

Top Chef - Masters...premiers Wednesday the 10th

HooooooBOY! is that lemon or WHAT?

For the summer: Cold Avocado Soup

Are radish greens useful for anything?

Forget paying the kids!

Five Ways to Fix America’s Schools

Implosion - free fall collapse - question

Why Steven Jones Can't Be Trusted and EMP from Nukes Caused the Inflamed Cars at The WTC

Real IRA chief to blame for Omagh (Northern Ireland)

Does anyone know of a Dem (liberal) Real Estate agent in Pasadena, TX?

Cindy Sheehan Protests ...

Julian Lennon comforts ailing Lucy in the sky

The Tony Awards are on.....

OK, I just watched the newer "Casino Royale" and damn, it has a sad ending...(spoiler)

Saw the Rocky and Bullwinkle show on WGN last night at 11:00pm

Yikes, I've got 3 threads all in a row......better just read for awhile instead of posting.

Neil Patrick Harris...Biggest winner at Tony...

Raitt says cancer is 'sexy'