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Archives: April 12, 2010

Test post. Just wanted to see if I could make a short post while driving down the freeway.

Why are gyms allowed to charge different rates for different people?

On Health and Welfare in the Workplace, one of those "If I ruled the World posts"

That was a decent 4th place performance from Tiger

Swimming season has begun - pics

When women join the "fair and balanced" network, they get "Foxified"

This Land Was Made For You and Me

370,000 narcotic pills stolen by hospital employees, sold to dealers

US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015

Trying on "new" clothes.... imagine trying on new clothes that the

Freeps work themselves into foamy birther froth RE: WorldNetDaily article quoting "Kenyan Official"

Chicago's Polish Community Mourns

I got a idea for a business plan for teabaggers.

DUers re Hoarders

"Hey Todd Palin: how's your wife and my kids?"

Now I understand

Has the UAW ever tried to organize the auto workers in the Southern states?

Does Privatizing Prisons Save Money? Doubtful:

Obama Administration Missed Chance to Get Tougher on Unsafe Mines:

Dear Quitter: You won't/can't get away with anti-intellectualism like Boy-Shrub did. It don't work

"Glenn Beck Inc. - Entertainer or revolutionary? Either way, what he does earns millions"

CBS - Employer Brags About Firing Obama Supporter Due To HCR and Taxes

Hungary elections: first step to power for far-Right since Nazi era

Two things I'd love to see in an Obama/Palin debate.

Actor Eddie Carroll dead at 76 (voice of Disney's Jiminy Cricket)

Dixie Carter's death apparently due to endometrial cancer...

The 99ers need a Tier V added to Unemployment Benefits (SIGN PETITION)

A serious question. What's behind this "report your neighbors against Obamacare" thing?

anybody here from Georgia or Utah?

Vote to help Blue Valley HS get Obama as its commencement speaker

Agnew, member of WWII Filthy 13 unit, dies in Pa.

Former pastor pleads guilty to stealing $110K from Habitat For Humanity.

Acquitted hunter allowed to hunt again after shooting death of Marshall man

Afghanistan, Believe It or Not:

A question of trust: Police problems mount in Vermont

Janesville, Wisconsin (one of GM's manufacturing bases):

Palin: America does not need ‘this snake oil science stuff’

On Michele Bachmann's planet, an evil ruler named "Obama" controls 51% of the economy

Day 437

Pit Bulls. Another horrible story...

Pit Bulls. Another horrible story...

Police: N. Idaho man fired gun near census worker

Conservatives and Progressives Agree: Rethink Afghanistan

By the Way, Conservatism is Dead

Police investigate Terre'Blanche sexual assault on farm workers

Meet LA's new archbishop: Priest named in sexual abuse lawsuit

Justice Steven's legacy - Brilliance and humility

News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments

is thinking that with modern technologies, every head of state should have an XBox and when disputes

Those labels on drug vials

Phoenix policeman paid $71,000 while racial slur investigation proceeded

Does lieberman still chair a committee, and if so, why? /nt

Three Republican women take on the Florida legislature...

Kissinger Rescinded Warning Against Condor Assassinations (new evidence)

Alan Greenspan on Fox&Friends next (at least that was the tease)

Why Should Ds Listen To An Ignorant, Racist Minority (ie: the Rs)?

Toyota Delayed a U.S. Recall, Documents Show (company officials keep defect info from US Gov)

It's Safe To Watch TV Again - The Effing Masters Is Over

Senator Session distorts Goodwin Liu's paper on welfare rights

Republicans say they're going cold turkey on pork projects

Union-Busters: Nissan's Illegal Union-Busting Tactics Against the UAW

Fatal refinery, mine blasts sadden and outrage unions

Kid in my class just posted a variation of this as an

have you cheated while married.

Anti-Semitism stirs as Hungary goes to polls

The horned demon in the 'Who Put Hell in the Bible' ad running on the left

Another reason you shouldn't see the "if you voted for Obama, go away" urologist

Do you favor mandatory sentencing?

Gates, Clinton stand behind Afghan leader

CHANGE: World leaders meet to halt nuclear spread

Racial Slur by Tea Party Leader Hits Home

Welfare States

Michele Bachmann, you're not smart enough to be a good liar......

The mom in TN who sent back the adopted boy lives in a COMPOUND?!



Have some fear

Vote in local Poll: Rate Gov. Bob McDonnell's first 90 days

Axelrod is Dominating Morning Joe

Grand Imperial Wizard of the Teabaggers

Republican logo redesigned for greater truth in advertising..

170 Killed in Past week in Afghanistan as Gates Defends Karzai from Drug Charges and Cheney . . .

Showdown in the Senate on Unemployment Insurance and COBRA Benefits

US regulators probe risk of brake failure in 6 million GM trucks...

Keith Olbermann Tweets About David Shuster, Responds To Haters

Bill to extend jobless benefits faces Senate showdown

Woman Spends $47,000 Per Year

Wall Street rakes it in when cash-strapped governments are forced to sell off public assets

Sen.Treasure Trail is just not that INto you, Quitter!1 And, apparently, neither is anybody else!1

Michele Bachmann says repeal and pass the same provisions over again

The VILE TRUTH: "The secrets of slavery are concealed like those of the Inquisition."

Terry Fox: Marathon of Hope 30th anniversay.

1994 Republican Rout Is Casting Shadow in 2010

Massachusetts town wants to generate revenue by advertising on police cruisers

David Brooks "...would pay a Leona Helmsley lookalike a thousand dollars to take a shit on his back"

Amnesty International's women's officer resigns due to Amnesty's promotion of theocracy

Alaska's version of tea party takes root in Palin's Hometown of Wasilla

A new progressive party forming in NC?

Huckabee On Gay Adoption: 'Children Are Not Puppies'

landslide derails train, trees kept train from falling into river

landslide derails train, trees kept train from falling into river

Photoshop challenge...A rib-ticklin', acerbic bit of visual wit from our friends at RimJob Central.

Pope (then Cardinal) chides, slaps reporter

Georgia Negro Weeps Open-Eyed at the Death of President Roosevelt

The banks are paying back their 0% loans after making record profits? whoop-de-fucking-doo

I don't know, hard to get excited about prospect of Justice Kagan, or Garland

Hutaree Member To Stepmom: I Don't Need A Job -- I Already Have One Prepping For 'The War'

Racial slur by Tea Party leader hits home

Sleeping Air Canada Passenger Ends Up In Airport Hangar

Sleeping Air Canada Passenger Ends Up In Airport Hangar

Sleeping Air Canada Passenger Ends Up In Airport Hangar

Repukes say this is proof of death panels. Debunk Please>>>

My letter to the editor of the Syracuse Post-Standard

Only in America-Technicality may cost Fort Lauderdale woman a bone marrow transplant

Top anti-racism judge shot dead in Moscow

The Pope's Cover-Up - An Incomplete Timeline

What's the 'job'?

Check in here if your employer doesn't offer medical insurance.

DOW currently at 11, 020.02.

Far-right extremist Republicans claim to know what 'judicial mainstream' is

Glenn Beck's suggestion to Obama for SCOTUS: "gay handicapped black woman who's a radical immigrant"

What about Feingold for SCOTUS?

Education in Finland- The opposite of the Bushco/Duncan Corporate model

Appeals kept Montcoal mine operating

Is Glenn Beck's idea of what a "Real/Good/Ideal American" should be?

Delete (dupe)

On International Changes In Education

Wikileaks 'to release video of US strike on Afghan civilians'

Um, Vatican... you're just announcing this now??

MY Good News In The Midst of this Troubling Economy

This is a new one: Bill to forbid seniors from seeking office proposed in LA.

How long before the Christian Right forms the "Restroom Defense League"?

A few weeks ago I got our census form, filled it out & mailed it.

monday Toons, Part 2

Government Accountability Office suggests that USPS outsource mail delivery routes to "contractors."

US Military Still Lying About Special Forces Night Raid in Afghanistan

US Military Still Lying About Special Forces Night Raid in Afghanistan

Straight mother of a lesbian daughter here, and I have figured out the gay agenda:

The mindset of a conservative liar

U.S. Central Command: No review of 2007 helo assault planned

More beautiful bagger hating from digby. Her target this time: Mike 'Dead Eyes' Pence

Hillary Clinton- Supreme Court Justice?

Toles TOON on Greenspan

Digby: Tea Partiers don't hate black people because they're black but because they're socialists

Michael Steele replies "Who dat! Who dat!" when greeted with cheers on Hannity's show

Doing taxes ... Our household income dropped about 39%...

"In a perfect world, politicians would have their own entrance songs..."

George W. Bush 'knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent' (pass it on)

Over 200,000 flee military offensive in Pakistan

Senator Centerfold refuses Palin, Tea Party invite, but "applauds the energy and enthusiasm"

Rio de Janeiro underwater (climate change destroying rain)

Cheryl Mills would be a great pick for Supreme Court justice

Budget Sidelines LAPD Detectives - Investigations Hampered, Officials Say

Are the Tea Partiers planning anything for Tax Day?

Sergeant acquitted 20 Years ago in NC of murders found guilty in court-martial Thursday

Palin is headlining a 'Bagger rally here in Boston on yeah, I'll be live-blogging it.

VA official emphasizes addressing mental health issues early

If Karzai DOES join the Taliban, what reasons would there still be to have our troops there?

Alaska governor's race: Candidates create distance from Sarah Palin

Senate schedules Executive Business Meeting for April 15th, 3 District Judges up for vote

British campaigner urges UN to accept 'ecocide' as international crime

War on Terror: Real or Phony?

You know, I can really relate to Glenn Beck.

Ah the vagaries of politics... This is wild...

African-American woman on Obama's SC short-list . . . 'friend' of Clarance Thomas

Social Influence Plays Role in Surging Autism Diagnoses, Study Finds

Keep the clergy away from your kid with "Priest Off!."

The next time a Republican pisses and moans about the "racist" label, send them this link

Conan to TBS

Judicial Fabricators.........Must Read!!! By Jim Hightower

Putin is head of the special commission investigating the Polish plane crash?

What is too old for the next Supreme Court Judge?

Come out against the “tea party” and Sarah Palin

Gates Calls Air Strike Video ‘Painful to Watch’

Just heard from my son, his wife is having a boy

Wicked storm passed through here last nite. Huge hailstones.

Pope on a rope?

Survey finds employers unlikely to drop health care benefits

"Discard as you go" way to pack lighter.

Washington State Moves to Ban Copper in Brake Pads

Top Secret Sen. Ted Kennedy Files To Be Released

Nice Sat image of Korea

For a late April Fools joke - the President could always nominate Sarah Palin as SCOTUS.

Michele Bachmann On Why She's Such A Lightning Rod

3 toxic ingredients revealed for GOP victory plan

U.S. racks up debt at slower rate

Is 'Ole Doc Colburn going to show up

Have any of your high school kids been given a survey lately?

Palin fans not sure she's ready

Cost of government bailouts "shrinking to just a fraction of previous estimates"

On Ronald Reagan Day, I’ll Be Wearing A Red Ribbon

Trickle down evil

Calif. Gay Marriage Ban Repeal Falls Short

FDR died in 1945, and the right wing and Wall St. have been trying to kill him ever since

Big Coal runs ad pledging to 'continue the work' to protect miners

Helpline pastor dozes off during suicide call

UI law class to examine new health care reform law

Rumor: Heard the 2012 DNC will be held in St. Louis, MO

Tea Party NY Gov Candidate's E-Mails Exposed: Racism, Porn, Bestiality

Employer who says he fired an Obama supporter FAKE

Dying in childbirth is hidden risk in Tennessee

2010 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism, arts (SFGate's Mark Fiore wins for Editorial Cartooning)

SA 'refugee' faces ejection

CIA moonlights in corporate world

Massey's Mine was sued over poor safety by its own SHAREHOLDERS! TWICE!

"Disaster" is a word tossed around too lightly

What to Expect from the Media in the SCOTUS Nomination Process

Who are they searching for again??? - A Village in Afghanistan

Coal Company Had Twice Settled Court Cases By Promising Safety Upgrades

Underground cash economy thrives in Sacramento

Hutaree Member To Stepmom: I Don't Need A Job -- I Already Have One Prepping For 'The War'

I know lots of ya'll think Steel is a buffoon mainly because of the

What Jane Harman Cannot Just BUY More Friends? Just Woke Up She's Behind Winograd

Tea Party NY Gov Candidate's E-Mails Exposed: Racism, Porn, Bestiality

Early breakthrough from President Obama's nuclear security summit

So a friend of mine observed that this year, you can convert a regular IRA into a Roth IRA

AP - Source: Judge Sidney Thomas on Supreme Court list

CNN poll being freeped

(Alliterative)Newsweek: Did Polish President Pressure Pilots?

Former Heisman winner discusses his struggle with mental health

No more net access for me at work

Senate probe finds fraud in WaMu mortgage lending

Leo Gerard on Ed Shultz discussing the slaughter

Breaking News! Bad hair days hit women hard

If GW Bush was GW Smith-his occupation would be

Rep. Steve King reads SC candidates list:"He is the actually the one on the list who is a white guy"

U.S. Military Encourages Blood Lust

A statement on social issues.

A Little Political Humor

Mothers Who Spank More Likely to Have Aggressive Tots, Study Finds

Mothers Who Spank More Likely to Have Aggressive Tots, Study Finds

Ga Insur Comm (and GOP Gov. candidate) Oxendine Opts Out of Federal Coverage for Uninsured

Support The Troops? "...the chick was in the way."

Dow closes above 11,000 for first time since ’08

March 2009 deficit: $192 billion.... March 2010 deficit: $65 billion

Tweety on the Elephants in the room

Teabagger Rallies Still A Cauldron For Conspiracy Theories, Mistruths, and Exaggerations

Tweety on the Elephants in the room

The South Shall Rise Again

Need a link. Recently there was a study showing that the polls that show fox news leading in ratings

Joe LIEberman wants to update the nukes

Pennsylvania ships prisoners out of state

Committee of Economists: The Recession Is Not Over (duh)

Achievements of Liberalism in the U.S.

Regionalism; is racisms' kissing cousin if not sibling.

Richard Dawkins promises to arrest Pope Benedict XVI

HEADLINE: April and May may be 'do-or-die' time for ENDA and DADT

LA Times: Toyota response to complaints takes on a confrontational tone (spreading misinformation)

GLBT, pro-choice ... a south Florida candidate dances on all those 3rd rails.

Dear Doc Colburn

lol. McCain attacks Hayworth on gay, birther stances

I want to see your Constitution Scores from!

Lungren challenger in Sacramento.

WHY You DON'T Want To TRUST Republicans With Public Funds

Extension of jobless benefits clears GOP roadblock

Would fees end 'out of control' carry-ons?

Scott Brown snubs Sarah Palin, bags Tea Party rally

Google Search Results: 'Obama continues Bush policies'

Cornyn: Openly gay SCOTUS nominee might be acceptable

'Birther' Doc a No-Show at Campbell

Help Give Away Supreme Court Protest Bumper Stickers,

Attorney wants Phoebe Prince’s medical records (Mass. bullying case)

Couple sues over 'bath time' pics of kids

Say it ain't so, Joe! "Your" ratings are so high that satelite radio is playing

Sen. Coburn is still blocking an extension of UNEMPLOYMENT benefits . . .

If mum didn't work, we'd starve.

On the average, the economy sucks. Its impossible to "get by" in the US.

Who is MS is more likely to have a rebel flag on their truck?


Medicaid Drops Coverage For Mom With Cancer

Shareholder Group Wants WellPoint To Become Not-For-Profit

Hannity falsely claimed "50 percent of American households no longer pay taxes"

Avoiding Death by Uploading Your Brain

Blunt rejects barring insurers from denying insurance to adults with pre-existing conditions.

25 story Apartment building, 9 years old, to be razed in Seattle due to corrosion

Funny! FreezeCrowd and the US Chamber of Commerce

Funny! FreezeCrowd and the US Chamber of Commerce

Monday Toons, Part 3

"Tea Party Activists Hold Massive Rally" (happening now)

The Rude Pundit - In Brief: Haley Barbour: "No, We're Really Just Stupid Fucking Rednecks"

NY Tea Party gov. candidate sent videos of bestiality, pics of Obama as pimp

Pulitzer Prize winners include nonprofit newsroom (ProPublica)

The video that DU helped write is up on a test location: fire away!

Will Tea Baggers start wearing Pirate Eye Patches when they go to Somalia?

Risk of Japan going bankrupt is real, analysts say

Man scans grandson through security x-ray (NM)

Where is the "far Left" in America? Hell, where's the "moderate Left"?

Overhead bin pigs

Inexpensive Highly Efficient Solar Cells Possible

Inexpensive Highly Efficient Solar Cells Possible

This CNN poll needs some help!

Mine Disaster Probe to Be Secret

Hey Everybody the Arctic is melting

April 11-18: Yom Ha-Shoah (Holocaust Days of Remembrance)

The Vatican has decided to 'forgive' the Beatles.

Barney Frank has enemies, even 30,000 feet in the air.

Ran into an Ex US Senator From My State On a Flight

Put Hillary on the SCOTUS.

9 now known for SCOTUS short list according to MSM citing gov sources

Feds: Guns, Crack, Steroids, Hitler Book Found At Hutaree Homes

Woman with four kids "downgrades" from five bedroom house to 26 foot travel trailer..

Where are the global climate change deniers lately?

Four of the five most conservative justices since 1937 are on the bench today (Political rankings)

Simple Test Can Detect Signs of Suicidal Thoughts in People Taking Antidepressants

What Do The Teabaggers Want?

Missing Lesson From the Mine Tragedy: Union-Busting = Death

Center for Biological Diversity: Obama Promised "No New Drilling" But Plans to Drill in Arctic and

A Message From Don Blankenship

KBR Bills $5 Million For Mechanics Who Work 43 Minutes a Month

Tea Partiers threaten to form militias to fight the federal government

I want to tell a terrible story...


The Battle for Net Neutrality: Corporate Takeover or Opportunity?

Can U PLEASE give this poll some MAJOR help! The teachers of FL are fighting hard!

Why Tigger Woods was rehabilitated so quickly....

The woman who will probably beat Reid says patients should 'barter' with doctors to bring costs down

What's with the Russian adoption stories?

Hawaiian special election - some Left/Prog love/$$$ needed?

The table is set for a catastrophic empowerment of the right

Will there ever be a female pope?

Corporately funded merit pay for teachers...another path to private management of public schools.

In Afghanistan War, Government Corruption Bigger Threat Than Taliban

American Airlines Now Charging Fees To Non-Passengers

Got to see "Capitalism, A Love Story" finally last night.

Countering the 'Glenn Beck Effect'

Watchdog Groups Call for Criminal Charges Against Don Blankenship (Massey CEO) For Homicide

Orwellian Justice System: Spying on Americans Continues Despite Court Order

Disney thinks photographers are terrorist - harassment of tourist even on entry to parks is up

The world's 10 oldest living trees

Our National Epidemic of Violence

Our National Epidemic of Violence

Apple your new "cable" network.

Mark Fiore got a Pulitzer!

Don' t you guys worry that poor lil Monsanto has no clout?

psychedelics under new round of scientific study

CNN's overdosing on The Tea Party "movement"

What kind of person is Rep Grayson? (Orlando Sentinel daily poll from his own district!)

GOP Gov. Haley Barbour "Confederacy flap not worth diddly"

did anyone here ever grow up in a duggar-like family?

Is there any meaningful difference between the teabaggers and klanners?

on FB a friend of friend posted this against unions and teachers

Food stamps: Many Utah seniors shun them - or lack information - and admit hunger

I'm going to tea party rally and I need some sign ideas

We are heightists: Taller women earn more than shorter women

Super-High Alcohol Beer Heads to the U.S. (32% alcohol-by-volume)

Why Is The Afghanistan War Being Fought?

Border patrol agents can be idiots

Connecticut bishops are asking parishioners to fight a proposed state sex abuse bill (not The Onion)

If anyone here owns Bill Clinton's, My Life,

Small-City Mayor Takes on the Pentagon -- War Spending Should Be Spent on Americans, Not on Killing

Small-City Mayor Takes on the Pentagon -- War Spending Should Be Spent on Americans, Not on Killing

Jennifer Granholm for the Supreme Court. Period.

Tea Party NY Gov Candidate's E-Mails Exposed: Racism, Porn, Bestiality

What is your gut feeling when you hear the words 'Tea Party?'

You're Awesome, America! Why the U.S. recovery will be bigger, faster, and stronger than economists

My ex- hubby, his wife and their two daughters are now living in a tent trailer....sigh

Charter schools spending public money like it belonged to them...Philly, NYC

CNN sells “deficit hysteria,” to help undo Social Security, etc.

Senator Feingold Suggests Impeachment of Corrupt Supreme Court Justices

CAUTION : I Don't Brake For Right Wing Nut Jobs !

Obama SCOTUS short list

Do you believe Al-Qaida would use a nuke if it could?

Don't tell me that the markets have nothing to do with the "real economy"

"That's gay" as an insult.

"Little Punk Staffers" Fuming at GOP

Monday Toons, Part 4

Monday Toons, Part 1

Ringo Starr reacts to being "forgiven"..."Vatican has more to talk about than the Beatles"

Foes of tea party movement to infiltrate rallies

Diary of Anne Frank tonight, PBS (9:00 edt?)

Mr Oizo - Bruce Willis is dead

Now I understand

Gregory Brothers on C-Span2 NOW

What is the classical piece playing during this trailer?

Bachmann-Palin Overdrive redux

Saw "It Might Be Loud" today, and was very impressed with it - I recommend it

Improbable Island

Well, I thought that getting down and eating my food from a cat bowl would impress Bunky

Cosmetic brain surgery.

Why would I want to go see a movie entitled, "How To Drain Your Dragon"?



The week in viral videos

Now I understand

Eyes feel like this:

This weekend I saw 2 new HH Gregg Appliance stores are opening in my area

I'm practicing posting smilies. Please ignore.

Damn, these ARE hot.

TBS? Really?

Charlotte plays fetch with me.

Pit Bulls. Another horrible story...

How long do you keep Packaging/etc after a new purchase?

Just got home from our Soccer road trip. Update on the State Cup.

Just heard from my son, his wife is having a boy

My advice for packing light: Don't wear any underwear.

Can you recommend some good sugarless gum?

This site joins Boingboing as being a fave (of mine)

I have to deep fry a friend on facebook

Indiana Woman Named 'Village Idiot' For Hair Blaze

I have to defriend a friend from face book

The Green Violinist.

TMZ: It appears that Oprah once liked crappy new-age music played by blonde Frankenstein-types.

Jesse James' Nazi mistress claims he lied, said he was "separated and not living with Bullock"

New toys from "Toy Story"

Breaking News! Bad hair days hit women hard

How far would YOU take it?

Munch munch chew...

Look At This F*cking Census Form

Search engine hijack! Please help.

my new art purchase

I keep thinking I want to have a small DU gathering at my house in May

Woman Spends $47,000 Per Year

I saw this and I just had to buy it:

No more net access for me at work

This old phart (me) just purchased her first ringtone

George is with CoCo: TBS told Lopez they wouldn't approach Conan without his blessing

3 p.m. EDT today: Dean Martin on the Biography Channel.

Spring has sprung -- it's BABY ANIMAL SEASON!

College billboard contains grammar mistake

I'm starting to despise my cat

I know I have told this story before about my Grandfather returning to Manhatten

Who else really, truly hates exercising

Bath time with Vladimir

Well, here's what I have been working on...

Have you seen the 2008 film "The Wrestler?"

Bwuhaha! Seriously, is there any style more of an abomination than Crops?

A silly little missing plastic shiny thing saved me $65 on my daughter's glasses.

Greetings from Long Branch, N.J.!

"Discard as you go" way to pack lighter.

How do you like your Freddy Krueger?

The wearable hummingbird feeder

Please keep me in your thoughts & prayers for what I am about to do tonight

Had my first KFC Double Down yesterday

DUers re Hoarders

I think I finally got old. I have no idea who Justin Bieber is.

Boy and a Girl collaborate on a creative writing essay. This is the result. Part Deux

I can't find the way to a man's heart..

Are different views on pets a deal-breaker for you in relationships?

Hi Lounge! Can I call in a wee internet favor, pretty please?

Natural Soaps with Essential oils. Do you like?

R.I.P. Monica - 1966-2010: a great friend and an unbeleivable voice

Churchgoers honor 29 dead miners _ and profession

AP IMPACT: In Toyota cases, evasion becomes tactic (questionable, evasive and deceptive)

CA protest seeks Social Security benefits for gays

Secret mission marks Obama nuclear strategy

Kazakhstan to allow U.S. overflights

Greece offered 30bn euros loan loan by eurozone

Hungarian center-right sweeps elections

Kissinger Rescinded Warning Against Condor Assassinations (new evidence)

Bolivian climate change conference offers peoples’ alternative

Two extra climate meetings needed in 2010: UN climate chief

Small-City Mayor Takes on the Pentagon -- War Spending Should Be Spent on Americans, Not on Killing

Massey Removes 20 Coal-Mine Workers’ Bodies From Blast Site

Watchdog Groups Call for Criminal Charges Against Don Blankenship (Massey CEO) For Homicide

Would fees end 'out of control' carry-ons?

Interest Rates Have Nowhere to Go but Up

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits southern Spain

Wikileaks 'to release video of US strike on Afghan civilians'

Amnesty Attacks UK No-Torture Pacts

Obama, world leaders work to stop nuclear spread

Netanyahu: Iran wants to destroy Israel and the world remains silent

Taliban wants France to arrange detainee swap

Leading Moscow judge gunned down

Family Gets a Say on FBI Kennedy File

Car bomb explodes near Northern Ireland army base

Feds Could Open Criminal Investigation Into Mine Explosion

Cerberus to Buy DynCorp for $1.5 Billion

U.S. Troops Fire on Afghan Bus, Killing Civilians

U.S. Troops Fire on Afghan Bus, Killing Civilians

Obama orders US flags at half staff for miners

(Sen.) Ensign Ignores Calls For Resignation

Source: Judge Sidney Thomas on Supreme Court list

Judge denies insurers' request for injunction

US tax bite smaller than other nations'

Yemen cleric's father says son wants off US hit list

Florida ordinance targets people who give to beggars and peddlers (essentially outlawing the poor)

Ukraine to give up enriched uranium stockpile

Hillary Clinton, Supreme Court Nominee? White House Says 'No'

Republicans say Obama's Supreme Court pick must be mainstream

Vatican Puts Abuse Rules Online to Quell Critics

Orrin Hatch Names Hillary Clinton as Possible Supreme Court Nominee

Feds exploring claims of racial vigilantism in Algiers Point in days after Hurricane Katrina

Bill to restore jobless aid clears Senate hurdle

Conan O'Brien to make TBS his new late-night home

Chromasun lands $3 million for solar air conditioners

Pope 'has no UK arrest immunity'

State Farm asks Toyota to repay acceleration claims (costing Toyota from $20 million to $30 million)

Scott Brown Snubs Sarah Palin, Bags Tea Party Rally

Star Parker Is Running For Congress


The role of public schools questioned

News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments

Peru glacier collapses

Obama: Al-Qaida would use nuke if it could

We're on a 'RINO' hunt, Tea Party Express leader says

Ex-Obama adviser calls on FCC to reclassify Web access: report

DA: No charges against Roethlisberger

Special Forces accused of beating up man at Elizabeth City (NC) topless bar

More than 200,000 jobless counting on an extension

‘Straight pride’ shirts at Tea Party rally draw fire-echo slogan used by white supremacists

Okla. tea parties and lawmakers envision militia

Italians 'confess' to murder plot in Afghanistan

Tea Party NY Gov Candidate's E-Mails Exposed: Racism, Porn, Bestiality

Ah, spring is in the air. I have a nice feeling today... I didn't watch the Sunday News Shows!

Hillary Clinton, Supreme Court Nominee? Orinn Hatch Spreads Obama Nomination Rumor

Time to get the heads out of the sand.. and attend those teapartys..

So... To hear SOS Hillary Clinton tell it, "brown" people are attempting to acquire a nuclear weapon

What President Obama needs to do is talk about the activist conservative judges

My husband is relieved that the car broke down.

U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer will offer bill blocking China from bidding on U.S. government contracts

Russian President: ‘Obama is a thinker — unlike other people’

Police: N. Idaho man fired gun near census worker

Senator: Overhaul auto safety regulations in light of Toyota issues

Has anyone on TV bothered to note what's wrong with the Southern Republican Leadership Conference?

Why Palin Loves Karzai - Alaska and Afghanistan

Biden asks for letters thanking Senate for Health Care Reform Bill

"President Obama: Al Qaeda Is Seeking a Nuke -- and They Will Use It"

VIDEO: Republicans Facing An Identity Crisis (lunacy isn't working out for the Party of No)

DNC: Barbour 'defended the indefensible'

Henry McMaster tops GOP rivals in money race for governor

March budget deficit shows dramatic decline as Treasury lowers estimate for bailout by $115B

Delaware: Castle, Coons Collect Copious Cash

Giffords Raises Half Million Dollars, Banks Nearly $2 Million

Brown Snubs Palin and Tea Party

Crist Raises Less Than A Third Of Rubio's Haul In First Quarter 2010

Kerry: U.S. Must Lead on Climate Change

(Former NM Sen.) Domenici: Ending Bush tax cuts would help reduce the deficit

If the SC Shortlist is accurate, I hope Obama picks Diane Wood

Arrested Single-Payer Activists on FRONTLINE Tuesday, April 13, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS

"The question isn't whether the president is a socialist. It becomes what's to the left of socialist

On picking a candidate Justice for the Supreme Court

President and First Lady to appear on Idol Gives back

Secret mission marks Obama nuclear strategy

McCain Ad Says Hayworth Committed To Birtherism, Stopping Alien Invasion (VIDEO)

Extension of jobless benefits clears GOP roadblock

Help a Kansas school win Obama for their graduation speaker!

Kudos Go To "Tweety!" Just Gave A SHOUT OUT About How DANGEROUS He

Photos: If you need me, I'll be next door. (The Obama Presidency, Day 447)

"Another Name on President Obama's Supreme Court Short List"

Joe Conason: What Sarah Palin forgets (or never knew) about Ronald Reagan

Rasmussen: Obama @ 48% approval. Gallup: Obama @ 45% approval.

Why is Joe Biden mocked as childish?

Hillary Clinton for Supreme Court? White House Says 'No'

Benton: 'Too late' for Rossi

Joan Walsh: The GOP's southern strategy lives on

Russian president totally disses Bush

Obama on Chavez: A 'spirit of possibility'

Romanoff piles up more delegates

Dow tops 11,000.

Hillary would be a great SCOTUS pick....but she is too old.......

China Looks to Rails to Carry Its Next Economic Boom

Gilroy police: Canadian military man rode 3,000 miles to have sex with teen girl

Why Conservatives Still Judge Obama by the Job He Did After College.

65 years ago today, our party's greatest President died.

On SCOTUS: Obama has to acknowledge his base

President Obama's accomplishments so far

The man with the long name and his quest for the "Nuclear Pipe".

(Ne) Pre-abortion requirements pass (first of it's kind meant as a barrier to abortions)

Buffet eating at Souplantation

No re-vote on Prop. 8 this year (petition drive fails)

Tim McVeigh and Oklahoma City Tea Party

Tehadist terrorist delusions

Join The March on Wallstreet April 29th

OMG! Death Panels Are Real

Obama:Locking Down Loose Nukes

Young Turks: AP Breaks New Preist Molestation Story

Rep Delahunt Forum on Not Funding Afghan Escalation

Ben Stein Waves Goodbye to Michael Steele - Time To Leave

United Mine Workers Pres. Cecil Roberts: Massey Energy CEO Blankenship Should Be Held Accountable

Mitt hates Obamacare, but supports everything IN it. This would make a great 2010 election ad.

Capitol Hill Agenda: April 12, 2010

Papantonio: The Newest Wal-Mart Hustle

Papantonio: Deadbeats Always Afraid of the IRS

Required By Law To Carry Racist Ad

Don Blankenship: "Sell Coal Cheaper And Drive Union Coal Out of Business"

Man Attempts To Assassinate Obama, 'But Not Because He's Black Or Anything'


Young Turks: Mother Tries to Give Back Adopted Boy!

Papantonio: VAT Tax Could Save America

Larry David doesn't like Bush

Palin meets Marg Delahunty

Ralph Nader for the Supreme Court!

Don Blankenship: "Sell Coal Cheaper And Drive Union Coal Out of Business"

Matt Taibbi on "Keiser Report" about his new new RS piece, "Looting Main Street."

John Cleese vs Extremism

Israel's shock doctrine

Greg Palast with Max Keiser on vulture funds

TYT: Is The Governor of Virginia Racist? (Bonus: Cenk Debates The Issue On MSNBC)

Teabaggers putting billboards up in our districts.

DimBart still flogging fake ACORN videos to GOP dummies. You'd think he show SOME shame

Teahadist hatefest in Ohio

Bachmann, 2005 - Diversity sounds wonderful on the face, but guess what? Not all cultures are equal!

Massey's Killer Coal Baron Don Blankenship: Safety Regulators "As Silly As Global Warming"

Papantonio: The Newest Wal-Mart Hustle

How to Get Dummies to Believe Fake Movements are Real

GOP Now Officially The Confederacy of The Luntzes

Why Netanyahu Canceled His DC Visit, and Why the GOP Is Applauding

Is It Time To Replace The American Dream?

Guilty of Sedition? How the Right Is Undermining Our Government's Authority and Capability to Run

How a New Generation Can Avoid Getting Bankrupted by Student Loan Payments

‘Zero Tolerance’ on Workplace Slaughter?

Old times there are not forgotten

The Case for a Real Liberal on the Court

The Faith-Based Militia: When is Terrorism `Christian'?

Tax Day and America’s Wars: What the Mayor of One Community Hard Hit by War Spending Is Doing

My Hometown and Its Fate (James Howard Kunstler)

Conservative warns Obama: Pick Garland or else

None Dare Call It Sedition

An Atheist for the Supreme Court

Clerically Institutionalized Pedophilia: Another Nail In Civilization's Coffin (Carolyn Baker)

Robert Reich: The Future of American Jobs

Urgent! Right Wing Agenda for the Supreme Court

Mines carry backlog of $90M in violations...eroding the government's ability to enforce safety regs

Is Ratzinger A Pedophile Himself?

Ethanol efficiency debated in U.S, while Scania's ethanol powered engine cuts CO2 90% vs gasoline.

San Francisco Detours Into Reality Tourism

Greece Saved For Now – Is Portugal Next?

Chavez Fuels the South Bronx

Second Amendment Rallies Present Open Threat to Rule of Law

Why Working People Are Angry And Why Politicians Should Listen

What Else is There Left to Defend?

Teabaggers in Grand Rapids discuss distaste for providing healthcare for people who don't deserve it

Shifting of bad debts, uneconomic facilities away from investors onto taxpayers or ratepayers.

Rush Holt on Energy Policy, Barack Obama and John Holdren

Nuclear proliferation is an Environmental problem

Securing world's nuclear materials goal of U.S. summit (xpost)

World's deepest undersea vents discovered in Caribbean

U.S. nuclear security summit to focus on terrorist threat

US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015

Peak oil review - Apr 12

Weakend Oildrum...

Drumbeat: April 12, 2010

Livestock Keepers’ Rights: Conserving Endangered Animal Genetic Resources in Kenya

Westinghouse, Atomstroyexport, Areva submit bids to build up to 5 nuclear reactors in Czech...


Two Teenagers Killed At Dangerous Fossil Fuel Storage Facility.

The dark side of coal - some historical insights on energy and the economy

Indian Average Nighttime Temps Increasing 0.2C/Decade Since 1970 - Directly Pressures Rice Output

California's high-speed rail plan is up in the air

Rescued From Illegal Pet Trade, Sun Bears Get New Outdoor Home In Borneo

Madagascar's Radiated Tortoise Threatened With Extinction

New GWEC Report Shows 160% Growth for Global Wind Industry in Next Five Years

Ethanol efficiency debated in U.S, while Scania's ethanol powered engine cuts CO2 90% vs gasoline.

New study shows Gulf Stream increasing in strength

Heritage Foundation Paper Debunks Myths About Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power sucks as an answer to climate change, energy security and air pollution

Europe Finds Clean Energy in Trash, but U.S. Lags Behind

GE-Hitachi to Purchase Components in Nuclear Grade Forge in India.

Researchers harness viruses to split water

Nuclear weapons are a bigger threat to humanity than global warming

Southern California Edison blankets roofs with solar panels

French nuclear waste on its way to be dumped in Russia

Sumitomo Announces Program to Triple Production for Steam Generator Tubes for Nuclear Reactors.

Steel Liner Installation Begins At Chinese Nuclear Reactor (EPR).

Al Gore: "every weapons-proliferation problem we dealt with was connected to a civilian reactor prog

Barry Bonds says he's 'proud' of friend McGwire's decisions

Barry Bonds says he's 'proud' of friend McGwire's decisions

Steelers trade Santonio Holmes to Jets for draft picks

Presenting...The Barry Bonds Butt Kissing Brigade!!

Disgusting Attempt to Smear Mickelson and his Family Yesterday and this Morning

Gloat-Free Baseball Scores (Sunday, April 11)

Aw, phuck...did you know that Amy Michelson wasn't well enough to walk the course?

Re Ndamukong Suh and The NFL Draft: What's The Over/Under...

Coming to AT&T Park: Tim Lincecum wigs

C'mon, upton, you know you wanna...

Golf Birthers.

Do you play golf?

NHL Playoffs

Presenting...The Tiger Woods Butt Kissing Brigade!!

Cuban doctor says Fidel Castro once fancied her

Released Cuban activists move to New Jersey

Elton John concert to go ahead despite Mayan anger

Brazil: Cameron, Weaver protest against Amazon dam

Elton John concert to go ahead despite Mayan anger

Cuba handing beauty, barber shops over to workers


Venezuela: Minister Gives Assurances Corn Flour Shortage will be solved

Brazil man accused of nun murder in court for retrial

Police bar Cuba's 'Ladies in White' from marching

from Vaclav Havel's Speech in 1990, after the fall of communism

Deepest Volcanic Sea Vents Found; "Like Another World"

‘Unwarrantable Failure’: Deadly Mines in China and America

Minneapolis Commemorates Landmark Teamsters Strike

Fatalities Higher at Non-Union Mines—Like Massey’s Upper Big Branch

Democracy Now: Union Workers in CA Town Locked Out by Mining Giant Rio Tinto

Obama's mediation board taking up American's union requests under scrutiny

LATimes: Federal jury rules against new union seeking to represent healthcare workers

Ithaca Coffee Co. workers form union (NLRB to oversee April 21 recognition vote)

Former Labor Dept. official (turned conservative commentator ) pleads guilty

Statement of US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on the death of 29 miners at Upper Big Branch Sout

Note to US Airways: Fix Labor Problems First

NLRB officer calls for new nurses union vote at Lee’s Summit Medical Center Read more: NLRB officer

INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY : Dem-Packed NLRB May Rush Through Pro-Union Rulings

Cesar Chavez and the UFW Legacy: Richard Rodriguez Gets it Wrong

Today in Labor History Apr 12 The U.S. Supreme Court, on a 5-4 vote, upheld the Wagner Act

University of Wisconsin Ends Nike Contract (couldn’t reasonably meet the code of conduct)

Israel Builds Another Barrier, This One To Bar Illegal African Immigrants


I stole IDF documents to expose West Bank war crimes, Anat Kam says

Labor Update: Massey Mine, Methane, and Maximizing Profits

NYT: The Labor Department Wakes Up (neglected in the fiercely antiregulatory Bush era)

A moment of silence (sorry I got this to late)

Islamic Jihad: Hamas has secret ceasefire deal with Israel

World Bank calls on Israel to ease West Bank restrictions

Israeli attack on Iran might lead to nuclear conflict

Netanyahu: Iran wants to destroy Israel and the world remains silent

Netanyahu at Holocaust ceremony: Stop Iran

In Equality - a short documentary on marriage equality

How to tell when a 'Mideast Expert' is lying

Even After Death, Abuse Against Gays Continues

Straight mother of a lesbian daughter here, and I have figured out the gay agenda:

Exmormon writer goes undercover at "gay conversion" camp -- part 1

Acquitted hunter allowed to hunt again after shooting death of Marshall man

Discretion: Retired cop denied CA CCW after attack, politicians allowed

Man shot at Ohio gunshow

Mandatory Registration of All Firearms (Kalifornia - Sponsored by a Democrat)

83-year-old man's gun goes off at the Sunvalley Mall in Concord

A Rise in Violent Crime Evokes City’s Unruly Past (New York - where you can't defend yourself)

Broken and Discarded

Behind the scenes

Lack of stormy weather this month is no excuse!

Park closed due to ninjas

Fun @ Balboa Park

Question from a non-photographer ---

Deepest Undersea Volcanic Vents Discovered

Earthquake prediction using accelerometers in laptops

49 years ago today: Vostok 1

The Element Known As

Rivers Heating Up With Warming

Pluto's reputation further dwarfed

Brain Parts Found in Ancient Human Ancestor

Ancient Supervolcano Created Giant Underwater Mountain Chain

Perchlorate- Key to Martian Chemistry?

Octopus vs. Sea Lion—First Ever Video

"Bizarre" Octopuses Carry Coconuts as Instant Shelters

Mercury turns retrograde on Sunday, April 18th.

I apologize for dropping out of sight without a word....

Vatican makes clear bishops must report sex abuse (AP)

Vatican Makes Peace with the Beatles

Is Ratzinger A Pedophile Himself?

Activists and doctors divided over Lyme disease treatment

Health Canada, fluorescent bulbs, UV and skin problems, video.

Has anyone heard about a change in legislation that is going to make it so that insurance providers

Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again

Spanking your kid could hatch a bully

“Systemic contradictions” The Eurozone De Facto Currency Peg and Death Spiral

Is it more common for a big company to have an in-house department of law-related services than...

Benedict Arnold PIMCO: Bill Gross Frantically Dumping Treasuries

2007 Report: Hidden Privatisation in Public Education

We Are In Deep Doo Doo

So any news of the march yesterday?

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