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Archives: June 16, 2010

New York City Council honors murdered gay Puerto Rican teenager’s family

Rachel Maddow v. Ezra Klein Debate - This Is Why I Like TRMS

Rachel Maddow v. Ezra Klein Debate - This Is Why I Like TRMS

Home in Anaheim, Calif. murder-suicide was in foreclosure

Palin wants 'socialist' Europe to help with the BP oil crisis

Immigration To China

Artists Refuse Silence on Zimbabwe Atrocities

Afghanistan's 'game-changer'

The usual crowd on the speech and Rahm Emanuel - Charlie Rose tonight

Anyone have a link to the President's speech?

Building boom in Angola's capital, Luanda (Chinese/oil money)

American arrested searching for Osama bin Laden / CNN

Salinas man gets 30 months for fake maydays

I hear there was a Georgetown Cocktail Party tonight

Nevada candidate Angle left GOP in Reagan years

Austerity measures unveiled in Pakistan’s budget

Yeah, you gotta love it..Millions of gallons a day.

German government crisis intensifies

BP Engaged in Massive Coverup of Oil Damage, Human Health Crisis

The Consequences of Parental Consent Laws: 13 Year Old Performs At-Home Abortion With A Pencil

Abuse of 10-Y.O. OK in God's eyes, Mn. Tea Party leader says

Long interview with Julian Assange

Psychiatrist of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Commits Suicide

Bloody Sunday (Derry 1972): New report finds soldiers lied, victims innocent

Building The New Permanent Underclass Talking Point By Talking Point

Pat Robertson and touchdown Jesus getting ruined.

Royalty payments?

Senator "Slow Thinker" Brown-Ma talks to NECN (New England Cable News)

Just a preemptive warning about the next nontroversy to erupt

Just a reminder that the President does take responsibility. Yes, I will not abandon ship in these

The Mysterious Illness Hitting Gulf Workers Now Identified As 'TILT'

Ecuador first to ratify new UN mechanism to enforce economic, social and cultural rights

AP-GfK Poll bolsters congressional Democrats

What BP's partners are doing in Gulf oil spill cleanup

The Oil Company cleanup plans submitted to congress - is it just me

New Report Identifies Threat Environment to the North American Electric Grid

Huffington Post: Obama's Oil Speech Panned: Short On Details, Broader Climate Plan

Russia to float out new nuclear submarine after delay

Carrie Fisher on teabaggers: "for them it's all white or f**k off"

LInk...President George Bush (1) addresses the nation and visits Alaska on the Exxon Valdez

HRW presses Iraqi Kurds to ban female genital mutilation

France hands over night vision technology to Russia

Poll: Louisiana Loves Bobby Jindal -- And Offshore Drilling

Shill Baby Shill !!

BP Faces 225 Oil Leak Lawsuits as Cases Spread to States Beyond Gulf Coast

Bernie Sanders, Tweety Coming Up on Bill Press..

Chris Matthews: Checks the Phillies Box Score every morning in newspaper

How is BP, With Obama's Order, Going to Capture 'Up to 90%' of the Leaking Oil?

What will happen along the Gulf as the health problems from the oil intensify?

What I wanted from President Obama's "Gulf Disaster Speech"

Touchdown Jesus zapped by lightening, Gay Pride parade unscathed.

The Big Butter Jesus is DEAD !!!

I see Mexican people: Don't call it "racism" anymore, it's now called "a sixth sense"

11 dead men

The speech.. Hope meets Hype.. It's a tie

Gingrich's film on JP 2 is 'act of devotion'

Sharks heading inland/shore to avoid oil. Heard this morning on

Ohio church plans to REBUILD TD-J! Fire loss estimated at $700,000 by fire chief...

Top officer sees military caution as backfiring

Got A Few Minutes to Fill? Help Me with Clean/Green Energy Research

"Obama's Katrina"...

SHH for you complaining 'bout MSNBC

Thom Hartmann on Corporate Psychopathy.....from Dec. 2009

Increased shipping is a good economic sign

Maybe history can guide us. 1982 IXTOC I Oil Spill Economic Impact Study

Housing Starts in U.S. Decline More Than Estimated to 593,000 Annual Pace

Finally a Helen Thomas Cartoon

Allowing BP to remain in control of the CLEAN UP effort

Poltico inteview with Ed Schultz.... what do you think?

More trouble for Fannie and Freddie

Bomb Attack Kills 2 US Service Members in Northern Afghanistan (30 Dead This Month)

Supreme Court: Torture and Rendition Victim Maher Arar Cannot Sue

The "19 Kids and Counting " Duggars To Headline Values Voters Summit

Arizona immigration law could overwhelm state's court system

Did you ever hear of Ixtoc before the Deep horizon event?

7.4 quake off Irian Java, Indonesia

If BP put as much energy into the clean up as the cover up...

I saw a cross section of the deep horizon well showing

Who Will Oversee the Gulf Coast Relief/Cleanup Fund?

BP's Alaska Oilfield Plagued By Safety Issues

WHAT?? ? No more English muffins???

Matt Simmons Revises Leak Estimate To 120,000 BPD, Oil Covers 40% Of Gulf Beneath Surface

Congressional hearings this week re: BP

BP gets OK to burn off captured oil, gas at sea

"There is no U.S. Department of Deep Sea Drilling" - Dick Durbin just now on Senate floor. n/t

America leaves Iraq a toxic legacy of dumped hazardous materials

Senate/House Conference on Fin. Reg. Bill resumes at 11:00 on

Why do Democrats have to suck up to Repukes to get legislation passed

Way more than a "spill".. Spill is too "gentle" a toddler knocking over a sippy-cup

Freddie and Fannie ordered to delist from New York Stock Exchange

BP Is a Corporate Criminal - by Jim Hightower

2011 - 2013 delivery dates on electronic components

In Washington-"Green" Still Mainly Means $$$---The Gulf and Our Oily Campaign-Finance System

Lawmaker tells BP chief to 'commit hara-kiri'

Random thoughts on football, politics, and leadership.

Is Obama's meeting with the Big Oil honchos going to be televised? Thanks. nt

New Mexico candidate suggests securing border with landmines

The Wall Street Casino is betting on a BP bankruptcy

I think Michael Shermer just explained Glen Becks' problem on TED...

I think Michael Shermer just explained Glen Becks' problem on TED...

The U.S. War Addiction: Funding Enemies to Maintain Trillion Dollar Racket

Si, Se Puede

FEMA , the Coast Guard, and Homeland Security

40 years later someone is suggesting we clean up the sites we contaminated with Agent Orange/Dioxin

Do you think BP/US/WhoEver will stop this leak by November?

More on global warming hoax

More on global warming hoax

Anyone out there want to trade credit card horror stories?

Seriously thank you Tea Party for folks like Rand Paul and Sharron Angle

Newt the Apostle: "If he’s prepared to publicly recognize God-maybe we should encourage him"

Senator Landrieu On Larry King Live

Scientists locate oil plume extending toward Dry Tortugas

This might be a stupid idea... but why don't we pull troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan ...

The Oil Drum: Today's Posts (Flow Rates, Piggy Principle, Renewables?)

Matthews/Olbermann getting bashed for their analysis on local

John Rawls, etc.

Transcript of Pres. Obama's speech:

What are we going to do AFTER the November election?

Robert Reich: A Missed Opportunity to Tell It Like It Is

Marriage, kids, adulthood. But why? By Mark Morford

Why Won't Obama Listen to Sarah Palin's Solution To Stop Oil Leak? They Should Have Built Dykes!

No one gives whale-shit about the environment anymore

Why don't we have a government agency to deal with environmental crisis situations?

Why don't we have a government agency to deal with environmental crisis situations?

As Mess Is Sent to Landfills, Officials Worry About Safety

NPR Poll Shows Tough Road Ahead For Democrats

Oil is ruining our environment & yet SUV sales up 32 % in May-RAISE THE GAS TAX!

Per haps they should nuke it.


Creating the Next Crisis ( Simon Johnson)

Stupid on a Stick

Does anyone have a pool going to bet how long till

Financial Reform Committee Boosts FDIC Insurance From $100K to $250K

I wish the P had referred to 'wildlife' as 'wildlife' NOT as 'bounty' - biggest kill-off of wildlife

Rape and Spillage-By Robert Scheer-"This is the wakeup call to fight corporate arrogance"

Where did all of the anti-big gubmint teabagger republicans go?

Point-by-point Analysis of Obama's Address on the BP Disaster

Ed Schultz of MSNBC is praising Obama's Speech

If there's one thing that I've noticed about human nature...

Good on San Francisco (cell phone radiation)

".... so was Chernobyl" -- Contessa Brewer on MSNBC

Partial Owner Of Deepwater Horizon Declines To Testify-Receives 'Exec Of The Year' Award Instead

Don't you blaspheme in here.....DON'T YOU BLASPHEME IN HERE !!!!

Don't you blaspheme in here.....DON'T YOU BLASPHEME IN HERE !!!!

I'm not crazy about how the M$M is calling the huge spill an "environmental

Hartmann is on fire today. 100% right - 0% wrong

Three Gulf Research Institutions to Receive First Round of $500 Million Funding

Rape and Spillage

Fuck Keith Olbermann! Fuck Helen Thomas!

I woulda watched the President on TV but the guberment stole my TV signal

Buddha sculpture proves to be a graffiti magnet

After making ‘American English’ the official language of Texas, GOP recruits Latinos in Spanish.

Wednesday TOON roundup, part 3

Americans don't want change

Wednesday TOON roundup, part 4

Wednesday TOON roundup, part 5

Are we addicted to

Wednesday TOON roundup, part 6 (Bonus round)

The fast gums in the west. Please come CAPTION Head Wreck!!!

"Pretty Please...with a Cheney on top"

"Pretty Please...with a Cheney on top"

C-span -- Financial Regs Hearings LIVE now on C-span 3 . . . 12pm Wednesday


Indonesian mud volcano possibly caused by drilling fills 50 Olympic sized swimming pools every day

Steve King (Racist-Iowa) tries to drag other republicans down with him

BP 'to fund $20bn spill payouts'

I need a good article on MMS and Cheney's relationship detailing

Olbermann, Kucinich, others get thrown under the bus for criticism of Obama...

Jumping the shark: "Obama failed to act like a chief executive tonight"

Mexico's deadly drug violence claims hundreds of lives in past 5 days

How's this for a battle plan, Mr President? A Modest Proposal

How's this for a battle plan, Mr President? A Modest Proposal

Gonzalo Lira: What do BP and the Banks Have In Common? The Era of Corporate Anarchy

MSNBC: BP puts $20B in an escrow account to be managed

About BP's $20 Billion dollar escrow account....

'The war between financial theocracy and democracy'

A view from above (Picture Heavy)

Grand jury indicts mortgage co. chief in TARP case

How much oil does it take to ship all of our goods from China?

Let's plan a Gulf Protest...

Clyburn: SC's E-Vote Computers May Have Been 'Hacked'

Military: Turkish Troops Cross Into Northern Iraq

"We will live up to all our LEGITIMATE responsibilities" -- BP Chairman,

The BP Speech: Obama Still Refuses to Lead

have any of you guys ever study voting patterns

Pentagon report in April never mentioned $1 trillion in Afghan wealth

Building your local economy on a few (or one) business model is a bad thing to do

Man honored for donating kidney may lose job

Kenneth Feinberg, BP Compensation Fund

The Rude Pundit - Obama's Oil Spill Speech: Us and Them

BP's Options to Limit Liability From the Oil Spill

Has the Obama criticism risen to the level of Carping? If not what is that point?

Blind Dog Has Seeing Eye Dog

Put Up Or Shut Up: Dems Press Boehner To Get Serious About Making BP Pay

Jesus Christ, is Tony Hayward ex-KGB or something?

Dana Perino's credo: Never let facts get in the way of spinning unbelievable bullsh*t

More Dirty Details From My BP Mole -- HOOKERS! lost paychecks! DRUG TESTING FOR COMPLAINERS!

Do you think Obama will be re-elected?

BREAKING: BP Agrees To Deposit of $20 billion in Escrow Account

Call the Politburo, We’re in Trouble

Al Gore: The President's Oval Office Address and What's Next

Even the crazies don't want Steve King

Genetically Modified Alfalfa and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Blowout

Robert Reich: "....It's A Contest between Citizenship Interests and Shareholder Interests"

So What Does BP Agreeing to $20bil Escrow Tell Us About Prospects of Stopping The Oil Leak?

New York Dems Standing Strong For Wall Street

Presser now, gibbs, browner, allen. msnbc

"We care about the small people" ...

"BP-How The Hell Are We Suppose To Feed Our Kids Now?"

Remember when we had Obama's back? - by citizen k

OK MSM Obama locked in a 20 billion fund with no cap

Sharron Angle Floated '2nd Amendment Remedies' As 'Cure' For 'The Harry Reid Problems'

Did you know there's another 'emergency' supplemental in the works?

Closing BP's Escape Routes

Closing BP's Escape Routes

10 Reasons Why America's Social Safety Net Needs Fixing

Talking to upset people is hard to do.

Talking to upset people is hard to do.

i just unsubscribed

Cab driver locks tourist in cab to get 10% tip

I think there should be a drug test before paying taxes

5 Fort Lewis soldiers now charged with murder in Afghan deaths

The incessant loyalty to the President is disturbing

The president's job last night was to speak to 90% of americans who do not watch cable 24/7

Stand with Bernie Sanders and me. Click here to demand strong Wall Street reform.

'Touchdown Jesus' statue fire not a sign from God, Solid Rock Church leader says

Former House Dem leader Gephardt hired as lobbyist by firm battling SEIU

I have been critical of Mr. Obama's response to date, however...

I hope that it all works out with all my heart. I hope that President Obama gets

America’s addicts are graying

Biden needs to be put in charge

Obama's call on energy bill fails to sway Congress

LOL: Alternate "Saint Sarah" Cover on Newsweek

BP Should Not Drill the Relief Wells:

Has anyone else grown tired of the split screen?

WIKILEAK'S-Julian Assange: "We don't believe in "balance"--we believe in accuracy & fairness"

Barbour Is Concerned That Escrow Account Will Cut Into BP’s Profits: ‘It Bothers Me’

Senate voting on Reid Amendment NOW. (Extension of tax breaks & unmployment

Geithner: U.S. taking first steps toward tougher Iran sanctions

Third-Party NV-Sen Candidate: " I Had To Change My Phone Number After THREATS From Angle Supporters

WH explanation of BP claims process

Home building dives to five-month low

The U.S. War Addiction: Funding Enemies to Maintain Trillion Dollar Racket

Mobile residents smelling oil in the air

Why is Texas requiring Hepatitis A vaccinations for kids for school?

Meanwhile, over in Wingnutland: GOP find oil spill a slippery subject for usual crude messaging

Town Administrator allegedly took lurid photos, bugged offices

Rand Paul, Man of Jello

The new guy Obama appointed head the MMS helped prosecute Olie North and Iran Contra

Amy Bishop charged with murder for 1986 shooting of her brother

Geithner on CNN announcing new Iran sanctions! NOW. nt

an estimation method for the oil spill

US Includes Itself in Human Trafficking Report for First Time

The $20 billion BP escrow is to be paid ..... over next 3.5 YEARS.

Why is Halliburton getting a free pass on this Oil Spill?

Why is Halliburton getting a free pass on this Oil Spill?

A little good news - Dutch oil skimmers now working in the gulf

Breaking down the President's Speech

Dean Baker: "most economists have lost the ability to understand basic economic concepts"

We need to drug test the bastards who have helped the corporations export American jobs.

HUD Report: Fewer Homeless People, More Homeless Families

Ohio Man(30 years old) killed by his dogs in horrifying attack (9 dogs)


"Neither a floor nor a cap"

Now that I've seen the President's speech on the spill I know....

Prostitutes for the oil spill workers---more from Mother Jones.

Obama told BP exec: It's all about Gulf residents- Does this count as emoting yet?

US expands sanctions against Iran

Kasich was destroyed by Joan Walsh on Tweety! He said she "smeared" him

Chris Matthews: 'Rise Of The New Right' Special Will 'Scare The Heck Out' Of Liberals (VIDEOS)

Healthcare by Monthly Membership

Jeff Greene just said he doesn't remember who he voted for in 1980

WikiLeaks to release video of deadly US Afghan attack

Imagine if such a document had come within a few hours of the Cheney-Energy meeting-I dare you-Try!

***BP has tentatively agreed to put $20 billion in escrow acc't***

Kucinich: Afghan Mineral Discovery Demands a Thoughtful Way Forward

Best anti-BP art.

New York Dems Standing Strong For Wall Street

I saw a Congressman today

Matt Simmons Update - He resigned from Simmons & Co over their BP BUY recommendation

Tweety is on tv now, eating crow

Broken Promises, Broken Laws, Broken Lives

Sea creatures flee oil spill, gather near shore

I feel horrible and don't know what to do!

More Dirty Details From My BP Mole: Horrific - Chaotic - Insufficient-Except For The Hookers

what the Center for Biological Diversity said about the speech:

I think I'm watching too much MSNBC - Tweety's "documentary" about

From the WTF? Dept: Boyfriend, 14, hunted in stabbing of 13-year-old mother of his child

Glenn Beck's New Novel About Liberals Staging 9/11 Is a Lot Like a 2005 Novel About Conservatives

Bush/Cheney took big oil behind closed doors and gave them billions of dollars

Senate approves extension to qualify for homebuyer tax credit

Dems flirt with backing Crist

Meg Whitman's son was arrested for breaking a woman's ankle

Haley Barbour: $20 billion for Gulf oil spill victims might be bad

Obama's Oil Spill Speech: What Was The Point? - Jason Linkins/HuffPo

Obama's Oil Spill Speech: What Was The Point? - Jason Linkins/HuffPo

Neil Young’s Enviropocalyptic Comic

The MMS did not fail...

BP CEO Tony Hayward: "I am deeply sorry, my sadness has grown, sticks & stones can hurt your bones"

Looking for work? Unemployed need not apply

The Picture Of Inaccuracy: The Evolving Estimates Of BP's Oil Leak

I am resorting to a bit of a nuclear option myself, day one

Wednesday TOON roundup, part 2

A letter from Lucy 'Lulu' Buffett re gulf coast tourism. Please read.

OK, Enough Already

I don’t want to disappear without living the life I want to live…

Push for court diversity hits snag: Partisan rancor ties up action on Obama nominees

LOL- "Can you do Ringo? Everyone loves Ringo!"

Welcome to South Africa's version of a "sundown town"

Welcome to South Africa's version of a "sundown town"

NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico

A brief primer on benzene and air quality in the vicinity of deepwater horizon.

BP keeps cleanup workers getting sick from pollutants out of its records, claims only two

Minuteman Founder Being Chased By Bounty Hunter, Ex-Minuteman

BP brings in the mercenaries...

News Release by Jan Brewer (the cry baby)

Should Retired Justices Be Called Back to Supreme Court?

Celebrate the day after 9/11, win a free gun!

Orrin Hatch: Let’s Drug Test Unemployment Insurance Recipients

Orrin Hatch: Let’s Drug Test Unemployment Insurance Recipients

Could they really be burning turtles?

Porn star Devon James claims Tiger Woods is father of her 9-year-old child

I hope everyone has emailed this around - Riki Ott with Keith on BP spill effect coverup

Obama speaking NOW

This about sums up how the media reports on the Prez.

Iceland to exhume chess champion Bobby Fischer over paternity test claim

My God... There It Is... Out Of The Mouth Of Barry Goldwater, Of All People !!!

Fantastic News from BP British Petroleum!

When wingnuts Collide!!!

More Bad News For The "Republicans Will Regain Control" Crowd

Turkish Troops Enter Northern Iraq

Rand Paul Not Really a Doctor Like in the Board-Certified Sense

The Dutch they are known in the Norwegian...

Just keep whistlin'---fools!

Hey Mrs Brazil

When the BP investigation is done and Americans are angry how do we

Callen v. Blackwell (WTF?)

Remember. Republicans opposed lifting BP's 70 Million dollar cap.

Rush Limbaugh mocks Malia. You stay classy, Rethugs.

Kudos to President Obama

Yay! Wall Street ratings industry wins self-regulation!

Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll....only....without the Rock and Roll

Study suggests the war on drugs might really be a war on sex

Blockades, Bombs, and the Supernatural: An Evangelical Christian’s Solution to Iran’s Nuclear Progra

David Cameron promises to allow churches to hold civil partnerships

SALON - "BP surrenders to Obama" (how's that for a headline?)

Van Der Sloot Attorney Quits: 'This Isn't For Me'

Influencing the course of history, religion and art

10 Gigawatts Solar Power Installed Suspected

Need some help refuting spam from an old friend. Can't let this pass, but want to remain friends.

Ancient Oceans “Salt remnants of ancient oceans flow through our veins . . .”

Ancient Oceans “Salt remnants of ancient oceans flow through our veins . . .”

Democrat:Lawmakers going to take Hayward's 'hide off' (Stupak)

Its not a game Mr. Reich!!! We have an honest president who came to talk to the American people

Lol - I am such a beatch!

Republicans Barbour, Bachmann Explain Principles for Holding BP Accountable - FDL

BP Bloody Piss-poor - British pensioners will pick up the bill for fund being set up..

With Federal Approval, States Cut Special Education Spending

Has the President declared the spill a national emergency? If not, what exactly is he waiting for?

Thomas Kinkade's Mugshot

What image would cause more damage to an Obama term?

Do you know what's worse than an evil corporation?

Keith Olbermann wins another Edward R. Murrow Award

I know how Obama got the concessions from BP.

Van Jones on Ed - This guy rocks

Losing a Legacy

BP et al. vs. Science

Unemployment bill dealt Senate defeat - AP

Feds seize 7,200 pounds of pot in Arizona

Does the GOP have Rand Paul under house arrest or something?

BP boss 'sorry' about 'small people’ remark - 'clumsily' used term

CAPITAL CULTURE: Slaves who built Capitol honored

NYT: Hummus Catches On in America (as Long as It’s Flavored)

The $20B fund is to pay for damage claims filed by individuals, correct?

So, Bachmann is now the congresswoman from BP?

So far, I'm liking what I'm hearing from President Obama about the deal with BP

John Dean on with Hartmann: Prez is too nice, too naive

Court: Planned NM Uranium Mine Not on Navajo Land

Islamic Sharia Law to Be Banned in, ah, Oklahoma

Rand Paul's ideas crash into reality

Rep. Steve King: "Profiling has always been an important component of legitimate law enforcement"

Obama's Speech: Not The Turning Point He Had In Mind - Dan Froomkin/HuffPo

no call for green alternative energy is real unless it also calls for...

Democratic group seeks approval for unlimited donations

Mexico to hire PR firms to scrub drug war image

Wednesday TOON roundup, part 1

Another Fed Official Supports Plan Forcing Banks To Spin Off Derivatives Units;

Cleanup workers are still getting screwed. And that was before the hookers arrived.

Can someone please provide a link that either affirms or disputes...

GOD, you have until the end of the week to stop the Oil Spill......

Despite spill, most Americans back offshore drilling

BREAKING: Prop 8 campaign now trying to revoke 18,000 same-sex marriages

Organizing for a new direction: UAW convention & US Social Forum in Detroit

Fremont, Nebraska to vote Monday on a "show me your papers" law

Drill THERE Drill NOW

Pictures of the oil spill from the Chinese media (Warning: Lots of Pics)

Why were those BP creeps allowed to speak in front of

Maybe the Republican Party should be recognized as a terrorist organization

Mandatory Wednesday Malloy Truthseekers Check In!!

Medical schools don't produce enough primary care doctors, study says

Meg Whitman's son was arrested for breaking a woman's ankle

For crying out loud, part deux

What Katrina vanden Hueuvel said...

Neli’s story (of racism, ill-trained police, and a young man with Asperger’s)

Whites-only legal notice has Massachusetts residents furious

Man arrested for kissing small kid's foreheads

If any of ya'll missed Gov. Jan Brewer on Greta Van Susteren's "Super-Duper Scientology Hour" on Fox

Seeking advice for dealing with a depressed cat

BP starts burning oil siphoned from ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico

You know I was going to watch the Chris Matthews "special" hour

'Agent Orange has given me a death sentence'

Jon Stewart brings it.

Jon Stewart brings it.

H mmm... Keith has toned it down tonight....

Was Father Coughlin from the right? Or was he on the Left and then Moved even more to the Left?

Have the Feds Gone Soft on Porn?

More Than 90 Banks Miss TARP Payments

Keith and Maddow's shows suffered in ratings last night

Keith and Maddow's shows suffered in ratings last night

My Daughter graduates from High School tomorrow. For a long time, I didn't think that was going to

German court says gay man's foreign marriage must be recognised as a partnership

Cliff Notes of Oil Spill Speech.

DU this "anchor baby" poll

DU this "anchor baby" poll

Obama declares war on Big Oil

What reason has the gov't given for not accepting help from other countries?

Dreadful anti-equality activist Maggie Gallagher has conceded the prop 8 trial

Limbaugh’s solution to childhood hunger: Kids should ‘dumpster dive’ (Audio too)

Is the Gulf of Mexico worth 20 billion dollars?

Student MOONS and THROWS PUPPY at Hells' Angels!

"Ask not what your country and do for you, ask what you can do for your country".

How refreshing to have a President who actually works for a living.

BP to Suspend Dividend and Set Up Fund for Oil Spill Claims

Dispersants May Be To Blame For Thousands of Dead Fish In 2 Florida Shore Locations

So what did BP get in exchange for all of their cooperation today?

I hope Obama listens to Rachel Maddow's rewrite of his Oval Office address,

PROFITS and GREED saving the Environment?

So how much is the CEO of BP going to personally sacrifice or suffer?

Reaction to Obama's Oval Office Address... From A Member of The Intended Audience

Scientists: BP leak could be equivalent to Exxon Valdez spill EVERY FOUR DAYS

This Is What An Oil-Soaked Ocean Wave Looks Like

Two thoughts about America's oil consumption:

What action should Obama take?

“This is what I Learned at a Virginia Crisis Pregnancy Center”

Keith Olbermann tweets on last night's speech

Thatcher and Palin: The Iron Lady Meets the Pitbull in Lipstick

I want to know WHAT is going on at these Georgetown Cocktail parties in DC

FBI to Target Mortgage Fraud (Hundreds of Arrests!)

Dallas police ban "dancing in the streets" party in Christian area.

Senate Wants Jindal Oil Spill Records Open

American Man in Limbo on No-Fly List

Turn in to Rachel if you don't have it on, right now

Obama kicked their ass, alright. Photo:

Shutting Out Parents:


US Mail: I hate how they bury things I *need* to see in ads and junk mail

Chris Matthews: 'Rise Of The New Right' Special Will 'Scare The Heck Out' Of Liberals

Please Contact your Senators and tell them to Support the Energy and Climate Change Bill!!!

99-ers are forgotten

Paris police ban pork street party in Muslim area

Palin Humiliated by Bill-O "What Would YOU Do?" -- The Mudflats

Palin Humiliated by Bill-O "What Would YOU Do?" -- The Mudflats

Caravaggio's death solved at last – painting killed him

I think Blackwater's Prince fleeing the country should get maximum attention from the left bloggers

HEADLINE: Cleanup workers describe conditions as "beyond bad"

I live on a little marshy finger of a lake

Wow Juan Cole LOVED The Speech: "Obama Launches Green Equivalent of Moon Mission"

Please stop comparing oil to a drug and its use to addiction.

Bachmann Blasts 'Redistribution Of Wealth' Escrow Fund, Says BP Shouldn't Be 'Chumps'

BP CEO: "We care about the SMALL PEOPLE."

European court of human rights to hear El-Masri rendition case

It's not about the money, Mr. President

Nuking the BP well may just win the lifetime award for the most asinine thing...

Senator aims to force unemployed to take drug tests

Too Fat To Fly? Southwest Apologizes To Passenger

Tweety's Fox-Styled Reporting

HuffPo - "'Rise Of The New Right' Special Will 'Scare The Heck Out' Of Liberals"

The press dislikes Obama's speech because it threatens the core interests of their corporate owners.

Afghan minerals could turn war's tide

Dirty Tricks in South Carolina - Interesting Connections

This reaction to the speech sums it up well:

Should ALL drugs be fullly legalized?

"During the Samurai days, we just give you a knife and ask you to commit harakiri."

Admiral Allen mismanaged the Coast Guard bady

Mother Jones: Is the BP well Unstoppable?

BP, you killed us.

Olbermann, DU & others criticized Obama for not approving the berms to protect LA


A light-hearted thread about misspelling pet peeves (add yours if you wish)

It amazes me how tone deaf some people are. The faith stuff @

Sounds like Dems may let 21% cuts to Medicare doctors go through at end of year.

I shouldn't be laughing, but I remember when DU first fell in love with Obama

"The Surge of Ideas" by Michael Flynn (posted 6-16-10 on Right Web)

Legal Schnauzer: Obama DOJ Is Stonewalling on Records Connected to Siegelman Case

I love this - watch the video

The sexualization of girls and mental health problems

Why didn't the US accept skimmers from Norway, Sweden and Japan?

From this moment on, when I do Un Rec a thread, i will explain why

Yesterday a homeless veteran said:

Land of plenty: Families in homeless shelters increased 7% in '09

I still think we wouldn't have so many problems with oil if people didn't drive so much

I still think we wouldn't have so many problems with oil if people didn't drive so much

Gallup: Obama's approval rating among Liberal Democrats stands at 86%

The Sovereign State of BP - Down for the Count?

'The Oil Age, America, is OVER!'

'The Oil Age, America, is OVER!'

"The Rise of the New Right"


Obama Was Created by Our Failure to Impeach Bush

Helen Thomas to DU--thank you for the support!!

You should all be scared shitless by now.

League of Women Voters calls for 'Medicare for all'

Are you willing to consider voting for candidates other than Obama in the 2012 Democratic primary?

Lounge Lizard Picture Thread....

Hank Williams was a genius.

A message to all the swallow people

A message to all the Buffalo Wallow people...

Which one of you Dallas folks made Vince Young ragin' mad?

A message to all the callow people

The Big Butter Jesus is DEAD !!!

Is old C& W better then modern country?

A message to all the callow people

Just so you know - Blogslut is a #(*%#$* genius. I just want to share that with the lounge

There is too much gornography here.

A message to all the gallows people

Anybody watch 'Man vs Food' on the Travel Channel?

Who else thinks that Lamebait[™] is way over rated?

"Rose DeLauro Is A Fucking Hipster"

Bigfoot spotted in rural Cleveland County NC!!

I blame The Beatles for autotune


The fine art of the DU Double Post.

A massage to all the shallow people

Democratic's Underground World Cup wesbite


Ever get all entertained out?

A message to all the sallow people

A message to all the Rainbow people

This is what an NBA finals is susposed to be.

Gorn to be Wild

I need to chill out in here for a while

BREAKING NEWS: Shatner to direct film about... Shatner

fishing last month


Gorn in the USA

This Is Alot Of Nunsense

Mr Tinkles played last night

A message to all the "shello!" people

Ever get tired of being sanctimonious?

Is this good enough for Rachel Maddow's Twitter contest?

From the BP PR Dept.

'Persons Unknown' miniseries reminds me of 'the Prisoner'

Finally, A Game of Thrones teaser....!!!!



What could be more fun than Thomas Kinkade parody?

Not sure what to make of this PostSecret

The fine art of the DU Double Post.

Tori Spelling sends psychic Farrah messages from beyond to Ryan O'Neal, who does not respond

Vuvuzela ringtones for all!

COMIC SANS! Fuck Yeah!

What are you listening to? Me - "Slaughter on 10th Ave" by Mick Ronson

This is the funniest Johnny Carson clip I've seen in quite a while...

I don’t want to disappear without living the life I want to live…

A message to all the marshmallow people



My house got broken into two nights in a row

You are amazing! I don't tell you that enough.

are my dogs wierd

Will a woodpecker kill a tree?

Post your (up to 10) favorite music albums of the year so far


On Friday, it all becomes real. My footprint on the steep and rocky path.

Hitler is informed the cake is a lie

Addressing the National Debt

Your favorite cool cat?


Well, I went nuclear -- computer-wise


At this time the score is nil nil,and the ball is out of play.

Ever been stabbed in the back of your neck?

Heywood Banks just updated Big Butter Jesus LMFAO


tomorrow is my anniversary - 15 years. I don't know which of us is worse.

Summer vacation, let the ___________ begin!

Pushing 50 - too soon for a bucket list?

DU posting bug ATE my poll...please delete

Anyone Here Have Any Calling Cards? (Could Use Some Advice)

Dog Water Dish: Plastic vs Stainless Steel?

LynneSin's review of the movie "Orphan"

Grandchild #8 arrived this morning. A boy, 8 lbs, 4oz.

I just cashed in my old life insurance my father took out on me when I was a baby.

Seriously. The Big 12 has 10 members and the Big 10 has 12 members.

Rabrrrrrr's Match Game Story: "Although everyone loved Lucy's melons __ kumquats."

Kansas City to host 2012 All Star Game

Spain vs. Switzerland (spoilers inside)

Favorite color of the rainbow

Obama in training to personally plug oil gusher on July 4!

Clearly I should not post when I have been up for more than 24 hrs. n't

RIP Garry Marshall Shider (July 24, 1953 – June 16, 2010) Vocalist/Guitar of Funkadelic

A message to all the châteaux people

Men of the lounge, could you dress everyday like men in the 70s?

What do you do when you are caught between a rock and a hard place?

Holy shit! Lots of little ants!

Do you have relatives posting in DU. If so, spill 'em!

Two kittens rescued from trash bin in Milwaukee

Today I committed a random act of kindness....

Women of the Lounge, could you dress up everyday like women in the 30's and 40's,

Rural Life is not for me - tonight I realized why I love living in the city

Your favorite Deadly Sin?

Do animals have souls?

Your favorite hot dog?

Sperm whale faeces 'offset CO2 emissions'

NYT: Hummus Catches On in America (as Long as It’s Flavored)

Stimulus Bond Program Has Unforeseen Costs

Salinas man gets 30 months for fake maydays

Artists Refuse Silence on Zimbabwe Atrocities

Afghanistan's 'game-changer'

Worse sexual health for obese

The Mysterious Illness Hitting Gulf Workers Now Identified As 'TILT'

Scientists: Oil leaking up to 2.52M gallons daily

Ecuador first to ratify new UN mechanism to enforce economic, social and cultural rights

AP-GfK Poll bolsters Democrats' hopes for retaining control of Congress

Afghan leader faces tough questions on Japan trip

(LA State)Lawmakers subpoena Transocean officials

Afghanistan seeks bids to tap huge mineral wealth

Guards join service delivery protests in Durban

Battle Rages Over Australia's Internet Filter

Russia to Buy Canadian, Aussie Dollars for First Time

Drug Abuse Admissions Up Among People Over 50

Partial Owner Of Deepwater Horizon Declines To Testify-Receives 'Exec Of The Year' Award Instead

Housing starts and permits tumble in May

San Francisco to warn consumers about cell radiation levels

Former boss of US lender accused of $1.9bn fraud

NPR Poll Shows Tough Road Ahead For Democrats

Cuba Braces for Possible Oil Spill "Disaster"

Iran To Build 'Powerful' New Nuclear Reactor

US Reps ask Chile to keep missing prof case open

Prop. 8 backers target 18,000 same-sex marriages

Pakistani Militancy Spreads To Country's Heartland

House-Senate Talks Drop New Credit-Rating Rules

White House, BP agree on oil spill damage fund; company to pay $20 billion

French reforms substantial but insufficient

Unemployment bill dealt Senate defeat


Iraqi tribes end dispute over bride by using firearms

Calls for NDP MP to resign after Israel comments

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Wednesday June 16

Afghan minerals could turn war's tide

Civilian arrested at military base with possible explosives

Looking for work? Unemployed need not apply

Fading data could improve privacy

Man pleads guilty in Mass. black church arson

BP Swaps Rise to Record at 35% Odds of Default: Credit Markets

Senate approves home tax credit extension

BP documents highlight PR strategy after deadly Texas blast

Louisiana cleanup crews trampled pelican nests, official says

Dutch outraged as South Africa charges women over beer babe stunt

Obama told BP exec: It's all about Gulf residents- Does this count as emoting yet?

Turkish troops 'pursue Kurdish rebels into Iraq'

Deadly flash floods hit southern France

Prosecutors to Judge: Muzzle Rod Blagojevich

Campaign to save the Arabic language in Lebanon

(MI Gov.) Granholm calls on Congress to boost R&D funding for electric vehicles

Mexico official blames army in two child deaths

Oil Spill Forces Animals To Flee To Shallow Water Off Coast, Scientists Warn Of 'Mass Die-Off'

San Francisco passes mobile phone radiation law

'Congress will act' if China doesn't reform trade policies, Rep. Levin says

Unemployment Bill Dealt Senate Defeat

Sacramento City Council Votes To Approve Arizona Boycott

Gibbs: Obama’s ‘direction’ on energy reflects Kerry climate plan

Oil spill may ground offshore July 4th fireworks shows

Steve King: I have no regrets about ‘black person’ comment

Citigroup, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac offer mortgage relief for those hurt by Gulf of Mexico oil spill

BP agrees to $20 billion fund for gulf oil spill claims

Flight attendant downplays role in helping land airliner

Congress members overseeing firms involved in gulf spill held oil, gas stock

Pakistan 'gave funds' to group on UN terror blacklist

Dozens of Pakistani troops 'captured by the Taliban'

(Sen.) Stabenow to Obama: Discuss Great Lakes oil drilling ban with Canada

Explosives Found in Vehicle at Georgia Army Base

Explosives Found in Vehicle at Georgia Army Base

Sen Kaufman Ties Diebold Stock Swing To Flash Crash, Seeks Inquiry

Bishops' conference blasts nuns for health care endorsement

Prototype Prius plug-in getting road tests

You know that Energy Bill the President Didn't Mention?

Barack Obama

Ambinder:WH"strategy here for getting climate change legis passed.It's called"getting to conference"

Barriers to news coverage of Gulf of Mexico oil spill remain despite promises

Review of the Speech on NYT's Dot Earth blog: Obama Seeking New Ideas on Energy and Climate

Top Texas GOP lawyer hired to represent the Green Party. Who's paying?

Petraeus Defends Withdrawal Plan for Afghanistan

Well, the LTTEs are pouring in on the Bob Etheridge story

How would you rate Obama's speech (06/15/2010)

8 House members investigated over fundraisers held near financial reform vote

BP engineer's testimony contradicted by e-mail released by congressional investigators

Republican (Darrell Issa) seeks to bar GM, Chrysler from hiring lobbyists

AP-GfK Poll bolsters congressional Democrats. More people trust Dems, want them to retain control.

Louisiana perspective

Cleanup workers describe conditions as "beyond bad" (defying BP's gag order)

Watchdog Group Files Complaints Over South Carolina Primary

President Obama's Oval Office address on the BP disaster

S.C. lawmaker proud 'redneck'

Hundreds of tar balls wash up on small stretch of Okaloosa Island

'Fierce' Obama to meet BP execs, deliver public statement at 12:15 ET.

BP Can Run, But They Cannot Hide. We'll Smoke BP Out Of Their Caves. BP, Wanted Dead Or Alive.

Time for serious hardball -BP is a repeat offender and scofflaw when it comes to fines

Push for Court Diversity hits snag

Boehringer Sex Pill May Not Aid Women, FDA Staff Say

21st century media would not have allowed a FDR

Byron Dorgan was right about the repeal of Glass-Steagall. Could he be right about cap and trade?

Nothing But Net

SC Primary Protest to Stream Live; Rawl Camp says E-Vote Machines 'Crap'; History of ES&S Failure

We Can't Fix Everything

An assault on our shores: an editorial

OH BOY the democrats are going to stay home in November according to PPP

BP Agrees to Set Aside About $20 Billion for Spill Claims

What the hell is wrong with Robert Reich?

1/28/10 - "Obama gave lawmakers no specific guidance on how to move forward"

He told us that we were "fucking retarded"!

People still don't get it. The Media bullies Obama into things like tonight just to criticize him

President Obama 49% approval on Gallup

Lousiana Editorial on MSNBC

Here is the Problem, President Obama has no one in his administration

Americans must end our addiction to oil and corporate Democrats

Done deal... Watch for a bump for handling well

We're losing the gulf war

UPDATE: FedEx Expects Senate To Alter Driver Labor Laws

CNN's Ed Henry gets grilled on lame-ass press corps

Obama Loses Msnbc

In football they say the quarterback gets an unfair amount of the blame and the credit

Miss. Gov.: $20B escrow by BP might hurt, not help

I get a kick out of the folks around here who suggest that Obama won't be re-elected or renominated

Ed Schultz is NOT trashing Obama's speech

BP has history

So much for MSNBC being the liberal Fox News

What magic did we expect from Obama?

Heads Up: President Obama's statement at 2.30 p.m. EDT

House Senate FinReg Conference LIVE on

BP is the ONLY ONE who can stop this leak!!!

Perp walk! bp execs going into the WH, on m$nbc now.

The Congress vs Obama

Why I was not "hugely disappointed" with Obama's speech

Please list all progressive MSM pundits who have ever complained about Obama!!!!

Dead sperm whale found in Gulf

It Always Comes Down to Speeches

BP cancels Dividend For First Three Quarters of This Year

MSNBC Bashes Obama, While Matthews Plays Footsie with Oil Lobbyists

Latin American teachers demand to reinstate democratic rule in Honduras

Poll: Enthusiasm dips for Democratic voters

Breaking BP Suspends Dividends for rest of year. Will re-evaluate later

DiLorenzo drops exploratory bid to run for Oregon governor

Democrats flirt with backing Charlie Crist

Sharron Angle Left Far-Right Third Party For Electoral Expedience, Members Say

"It's an open season on Obama"

Barack Obama Campaign Promise: Invest in all types of alternative energy

So Who Else Could The Democrats Put Up In 2012..

BP comment about 'small people' causes anger

GREAT NEWS: C-SPAN Viewer Reaction to the Presidential Address linked below.

“Reitinger Testifies on Cyber Bill” S.3480 Sponsors: Liberman, Collins, Carper

MoveOn endorses Marshall

Ezra Klein: What could Obama have said last night?

I have to give Obama huge credit for not being a whining crybaby,

Today DU seems a little less angry at Obama

Obama's Oval TV Rating

Americans Want Democrats, Not Republicans To Control Next Congress: Poll

Lawyer: Children benefit from gay marriage ban

If executives were actually arrested for the crimes their companies commit, you'd see change pronto

Obama Ladies had a good time

And the White, Independent, Male Ohioans say......

The White House has released a statement:

Joe Klein: The Obama Speech

Feinstein Slams House Democrats For NRA Deal

DAY 60 Cheney

BP surrenders to Obama-Conservatives call the president a bully

Now that everyone has had a chance to calm down over the speech.....

David Obey holds up war funding until domestic priorities are addressed

Carville: Obama's getting it right

I could write the reactions here hours before he opened his mouth

Obama To Nominate Marine Commandant Who Is Reportedly More Willing To Repeal DADT

Damn Small People Tees Shirts already.

Can you imaging George W. meeting with Tony Hayward about the spill....

President Announces Members of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission

Ezra Klein: Unemployment may be at 9.7%, but the Senate is moving on

The President "Flunked " last night only because punditry set the expectation incorrectly.

"The weird relationship between the DC press and the Bush administration"

FACT SHEET: Claims and Escrow

Stand Up for Strong Wall Street Reform!

Stand Up for Strong Wall Street Reform!

Tweety is killing me.

NYT editorial: BP Begins to Ante Up

White House: We're Not Going to Waste This Opportunity by Throwing Bones to the Pundits

White House: We're Not Going to Waste This Opportunity by Throwing Bones to the Pundits

Pirate Smile Appreciation Thread

Our hard working president seems to be enjoying himself tonight with the ANA after a very long day.

Democrats flirt with backing Charlie Crist

Anyone know the odds that Tony Hayward will say something stupid tomorrow?

Obama administration announces $250 million funding allocation for healthcare work force

Were There Overnight Snap Polls On The Speech That Totally Contradicted The Pundits Slamming???

The White House-FACT SHEET: Claims and Escrow

Obama must be wondering what the fuck is next.

I really hope Obama doesn't attend anymore WH Correspondents events

Video: Rahm on Charlie Rose (6/15)

Speaking of ass kicking ...

I will stand with the President for a Clean-Energy Future, because I can!

The Blessing of the Fleet - Or Google is Your Friend, Part Deux

BREAKING-BP agrees to put $20 billion in escrow for claims

Newsweek's Julia Reed just said on AC360 that President Obama is "out of his cotton picking mind"

Why has the media so Politicized this Disaster, but didn't opt to Politicize 9/11?

A picture in a thousand..

CNN o\poll on Prez and Gulf needs help

Ed Shultz is killing me too....:He's totally having an OBAMA-GASM. Geez

Why Obamas Words Are Empty

Anyone have info on what is a conservative constitutionalist?

Credit where credit is do. The President seems to have dealt with the money

"Gibbs Chides Olbermann, Cable Pundits For Being Out Of Touch" (HuffPost)

"Pundits Steal the Speech"

Republican Asshole Eric Cantor says he agrees with Olbermann on "Lack of Leadership"!

Wetlands restoration plan is huge undertaking for White House

"I'd swear she's getting dumber."

Having a President beat his chest and reflect our anger = short-term satisfaction

Would you expect me to support this Arkansan Democratic person for US Sentate?

I don't know....

I'm about to watch Creature.

It's meaningful to me, that the President made his remarks

So KO opens up talking about why a Swedish man said "small" people instead of "little"

Without the 20 billion dollar account...

Olbermann just tweeted the following

Obama: " I love nurses. I love nurses. "

The PUNDITS made fun of President Obama's kicking some ASS

Sea creatures flee oil spill, gather near shore

HEADS UP: Rachel is going to give the speech she wishes the President had given.

Why I've given up on MSNBC...

Tweety on MSNBC sounding a bit different than last night

CRIMINAL BP won't allow clean-up workers to wear respirators - they'll be fired.

MSM has jumped the shark when the fact that the pundits trashed a speech

Gibbs: Obama’s ‘direction’ on energy reflects Kerry plan

Wow, Wow, Wow, Jon Stewart just showed video of the last 8 presidents.......

Now Big Ed's kissing Obama's ass, too

Under What Law Can BP Execs Be Arrested?

"My dad started crying"

So.....about that Tweety "Tea Party" Special on MSNBC.....

So.....about that Tweety "Tea Party" Special on MSNBC.....

Should Obama replace Biden in 2012 as VP candidate?

BP Should Not Receive Any Federal Fines or Penalty...

Sum of Tweety's show...

Didn't it take decades for damages to be paid for Exxon Valdez?

Painters (artistic) who live in the middle of nowhere

Barack Obama appreciation thread

Keith Olbermann Appreciation Thread...

To gop senators' dismay, Petraeus affirmed that “July 2011 is etched in stone.”

Seattle police to review training after girl punched

Obama has had it easy

Jesus Destroyed By God Old Fart Rants

Fox News Interrupts President Obama's Oval Office Address!!

What Senate GOP Say and Do on Clean Energy Go Together Like Oil and Water

Mike Malloy - Rand Paul Is A Right Wing Teabagger Racist Freak Liar

Tea Party pick, former CIA officer, gets approval from Republicans

Palin responds to President Obama's oval office speech

Ron Paul Crowd Send Condolences to Sue Lowden

Riz Khan - The 'Youtube Wars'

Texas approves immigration checks

President Obama Speaks to Military Personnel in Pensacola, FL

Offshore Drilling Moratorium's Impact on Jobs

Seattle Cop Punches Girl in Face - Jaywalking Stop 6-15-10

Gingrich ok's Obama's oil spill religion. Is he not merciful?

Federal Reserve Cop Says You Can't Film Federal Buildings!

Rachel Maddow calls BS on Afghanistan minerals story

Rachel Maddow busts Boner on his obvious lie, trying to stiff taxpayers for crony capitalism

Simmons Says Nuclear Device Only Option to Stop Oil Leak: Video

17 yr old Girl Punched in Face by Seattle Cop

President Obama Lays Out Gulf Coast Strategy in White House Oval Office Speech

Rep. Rob Andrews Against Republican Motion to Recommit to Repeal Affordable Care Act Provision

BP Blocking Media Access to workers - WDSU TV (Private Security blocks News Anchor)

BP Blocks Media Access with Private Contractors

Rachel Maddow on Sharron Angle

Woman Shoots Herself To Get Health Care!

Weiner on BP: "We Shouldn't Leave These Guys in Charge of Anything"

The Short Film BP Doesn't Want You To See

Trust Me

How Dummies Report the Gulf Oil Crisis

Bachmann: It's probably what will happen but I'll give the President the benefit of the doubt

Thom talks with TARP COP Elizabeth Warren - Should we have any hope for real financial reform?

President Obama's Oval Office Speech on the Gulf Oil Crisis (HD)

Somewhere Over the Gulf Coast (when Glee meets the oil spill - beautiful, sad video)

Thom Hartmann: President's speech - How's that hopey changey thing going for us?

Jeremy Scahill: Minerals, WikiLeaks, and Blackwater for Sale

Former Governor who quit after only half a term armchair quarterbacks Obama speech

TYT: Muslim Radicals Killing World Cup Fans

TYT: Barney Frank fighting Al Franken's brilliant financial reform amendment

Afghanistan's newfound mineral wealth could fuel further conflict

Transocean rejects Anadarko claim of force majeure

Obama's Disappointing Spill Speech

Robert Scheer: Rape and Spillage

Documents, Employees Reveal BP's Alaska Oilfield Plagued By Major Safety Issues

Sirota: "Putting the 'I' in Environment

Obama's Conservative Call to War Against Oil

Utter Failure; It's Time to Rethink the Prison System

The Very Angry Tea Party

The Gulf and Our Oily Campaign-Finance System

Iran sanctions cripple the UN

Sierra Club Chooses Corporate Sponsorship Over Grassroots Activists

Peru’s Alan García: Low-Balling Human Rights

Slate: Will the New Climate Bill Damage U.S. Energy Security?

Rep. Obey Stops War Funding Until Jobs Funding Passes

Social Security Protects Our Children

Senate fails unemployed, states

Loss of sacred ground prompts tears

Jon Stewart on Obama's executive power record

Ten Things That Terrify Right-Wingers

BP's next challenge: Disposal of tainted sludge (BP saying waste is not toxic)

Battle Rages Over Australia's Internet Filter

Stimulus Bond Program Has Unforeseen Costs (Wall Street at it AGAIN!)

Jim Hightower on BP: A Corporate Criminal

WWF urges suspension of Arctic oil drilling

Drumbeat: June 16, 2010

The Oil Drum: Today's Posts (Flow Rates, Piggy Principle, Renewables?)

Judge doubts wolf split, questions whether law allows Idaho, Montana hunts without Wyoming.

Floods in France leave 15 dead, 12 missing

Breaking: BP Agrees to Set Up $20 Billion Compensation Fund

Rare Earth Minerals' Scarcity Worrisome for Growing Tech Sector

Towards nanowire solar cells with a 65-percent efficiency

Climate Bill Sponsors Bow to Big Oil

EPA Concerned About Monsanto Pollution Control Dam

Loss of rain forest leads to malaria spike, Univ. of Wisconsin researchers find

Perspective: US Needs to Transition to Hydrous Ethanol as the Primary Renewable Transportation Fuel

A modest proposal for an aggressive clean energy plan

Disaster in the Gulf: Dead Zones

A return to the land, and fresh food, in the backyards of the Delta

Little-known pancake batfish could be one of oil spill's early victims (CNN)

PBS Nightly Business Report gives wrong impression that Off-shore oil is a big part of our supply


The New Big 12 By-Laws


South Africa-Uruguay

Geography lesson: Charlottsville/UVA is NOT the DC area. It's nearly 3 hours away.

Orioles stifle the Frisco Ginats 4-1.

Royals tabbed to host '12 All-Star Game

If Pac-10 becomes Wicked West, what becomes of NCAA?

NFL, union officials meet, discuss longer season (more revenue)

Plans for A's stadium in San Jose moving forward

Ghosts of the Pinochet regime haunt Chile's conservative president

Colombia's Human Rights Abusers Must Not Be Protected From Justice

US Reps ask Chile to keep missing prof case open

Peru’s Alan García: Low-Balling Human Rights

Mexican experts to tunnel for Aztec rulers' tombs

Latin American teachers demand to reinstate democratic rule in Honduras

So, compas, what is your first political memory?

Watching "Out and Proud in Chicago".

Prop 8 sponsors seek to revoke recognition of 18,000 marriages


Withers: Conservative MN pol takes a gay porn star to dinner

Tracy Moore is a hero. If he'd had a gun, he might be a living hero.

Update: Microstamping fails in NY senate ...

Today in Labor History June 16 Inacom fires 5,000 & FDR signed the National Industrial Recovery Act

12,000 Nurses to vote on open-ended strike

Lawyers Get Less Under New Settlement Proposal For 9/11 Responders

Online organizer position with CNA/NNU Website Developer

Greed Behind BP, Mine Disasters

Schwarzenegger, some unions cut pension deal

NYT: In China, Unlikely Labor Leader Just Wanted a Middle-Class Life

Building Trade Unions Call On UBC To End Raiding

Well been going down the hole into the guts

Labor Dept. boosts penalties for child labor

West Texas

Austin Biker Rally weekend 2010

Comparison of "compact Super Zoom Camera" group test.

US experiment hints at 'multiple Higgs bosons.

Strange Hole-Punch Clouds Explained

BP’s ‘Nightmare’ Well: Internal Documents Uncover Negligence

Dino find shows new type of skin texture

GOES-15 Solar X-Ray Imager Makes a Miraculous First Light

Hubble scrutinises site of mysterious flash and missing cloud belt on Jupiter

An avalanche of alien planets

Suddenly, the Israel lobby discovers a genocide

Tension in S.F. over anti-Israel resolution

Syria warns of backlash on Israel over Gaza flotilla

The 'God particle' may exist in five forms

ExoMars: ESA's search for life on Mars!

Orign of Life: Adding UV Light Helps Form 'Missing G' of RNA Building Blocks

43 days looking, 700 planets found

Police fear mass Haredi protests over segregated West Bank school

Israel and the U.S. ruling on war crimes

IDF to charge soldier with killing two Palestinian women during Gaza war

What's wrong with the sun?

Dr. Emoto's Water Healing Prayer for the Gulf

Global Psychics on the Gulf

Many of you may have wondered why this "rebirth" isn't hitting you and what's coming next...

Many people think that people who are churchgoers and profess to be religious

Big changes to the Catholic Mass coming next year

Anthropologist Lionel Tiger on how churches act as ‘serotonin factories’

PZ Myers: 'Here's the logic behind the scientific rejection of religion...'

The Temptation of Faith Fibbing for Jesus

Nutrients may be why some smokers avoid cancer

Commercial health insurers inaccurately process 20% of medical claims, AMA says

Throwing away 31 million people...

Seven Individuals Charged in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Fed rules to cap late fees on credit cards, ban inactivity fees

What do BP and the Banks Have In Common? The Era of Corporate Anarchy