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Archives: June 17, 2010

Durbin fights to keep card provision from being swiped out of Wall Street bill

Breast Milk Banks

How many here know that an "Energy and Climate Change" bill now languishes in Congress?

Heywood Banks just updated Big Butter Jesus LMFAO

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

That felt surprisingly good.

So if BP thinks we are small people, maybe they would listen to Willy Wonka?

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

Fox Business Network's New Libertarian Show, "Freedom Watch" - More and More Extreme!

DeMint Uses Christian Reconstructionist Mailing List To Raise Money For Angle

To the people who do not like my posts.

What Happened?

Animals in Peril (Graphic)

gay scientists isolate christian gene

Do you think, in spite of the stately picture today, that Obama pulled...

Is there any possible way that Obama could perhaps become a better leader?

Is there any possible way that Obama could perhaps become a better leader?

With Criminal Charges for Oil Spill, Costs to BP Could Soar

My new signature.

Centuries later, slaves are honored for erecting the Capitol Building

Democratic Voice of Burma to Sen. Jim Webb: "Stop this ‘better than nothing’ talk"

High-Speed Internet Rules Might Prove Costly

Coleen Rowley: WikiLeak Case Echoes Pentagon Papers

Tea Party Express backs Miller over Murkowski.

OPED in today's Cape Cod Times

How will the US be different in 2030? What will be different than now?

In 1984 Union Carbide killed 15,000 people in India and then its American Chief fled to US

Plan for Agent Orange cleanup released

2002 karachi bombing investigation links sarkozy to corruption

Satellite image from NOAA as of 6/14. Huge image +smaller

Navy Times: Petraeus reaffirms 2011 OEF pullout conditional

Navy Times: Petraeus reaffirms 2011 OEF pullout conditional

Key senator (Racist-AL) blasts Kagan’s record at Harvard Law

Gov. Charlie Crist checks a Florida beach for signs of oil

Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum May Close

Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum May Close

Katrina Van Heuvel is on Joe Scum discussing

The Forever War: U.S. military officials play down year-end Afghan review

Satirical BP Oil Spill Greeting Cards to Raise Money for Cleanup Efforts

10 nutbags we should all know


NY Times Editorial - "BP Begins to Ante Up"

NY Times Editorial - "BP Begins to Ante Up"

U.S. prices could rise with Chinese workers' salaries


Israel cabinet votes to ease Gaza Strip blockade

Defense Tech: Pass Supplemental Spending Bill Or We Start Doing Stupid Things: Gates

The Hill: Centrist GOP senators not in rush to support challenger to Reid

The Hill: Centrist GOP senators not in rush to support challenger to Reid

Spill disaster a wake-up call to the end of oil

Date rape drink coasters will be distributed in Aspen

NYT: In Illinois Race, a Teaching Career Is Questioned (Kirk, again)

Experts: U.S. has no long-term political strategy for Afghanistan

Idaho ‘Attorney for the Damned’ Arrested in Plot to Murder Wife

Pennywise, pound foolish BP. We will all pay for their miserliness. (See story)

Pennywise, pound foolish BP. We will all pay for their miserliness. (See story)

Harkin To Keep Up Fight For EFCA (should not have to 'crawl across broken glass' to join a union)

How Do We Get Oil? Its a complex process

Björk's home country RAWKS !!!!

Small People

Is it possible everything will be alright?

How long will HuffPo keep their "bodypainted soccer-playing porn stars" article on the front page?

BP Shares Surge After $20B Oil Spill Fund Deal

"Small People"

Australia: Greens threaten two-party system

As The World Burns.........

John Kasich, Lehman Brothers populist!

NASA Prepares for Potentially Damaging 2011 Meteor Shower

For those interested in Made in U.S.A.

VA still needs specialized clinics for Gulf War Veterans exposed to chemical warfare

Heads UP. Tony Hayward to testify before Waxman this morning 10 am..

Why worry about the sun when this can happen?

Internet service company to show 'Cove' in Japan

Rachel Maddow for President... wow.

Just a poll wondering what everyone thinks

FBI Accused of Using No-Fly List to Keep Some Muslim Americans Abroad

Has there EVER been a nuclear weapon detonated a mile underwater?

Tony Hayward appearing

One-man mission to catch Bin Laden goes up in smoke (he does sort of look like Tommy Chong!)

Some republican just accused obama of a 'shakedown' of BP

End the Drug War

GOP spent 8 years deriding Europe with 'Old Europe' and 'Freedom Fries'

Dupe de do.

The Oil Drum: Newest on Oil Collection, POTUS Speech, Resource Depletion, etc.

Mr. Fish: Great News On Afghanistan!!!

Police: Arizona mom says she no longer wants her kids (punches one in front of the cops)

Is Bart Stupak a dummmy or does he simply sound like a dummy?

New claims for jobless benefits rise sharply

Americans HATE BP, and now Republicans are Defending them...I love it.

Is there a better word the media could use for repugs than 'conservative?'

Asking? Asking? WTF!

Who is this mutherfucking republican talking to Tony Hayward????

Hayward looks like a surly 16 year old. Sulky, rolling his eyes,

RCMP officer saves baby porcupine from highway

The Media and Mark Kirk

The Media and Mark Kirk

The Media and Mark Kirk

The Media and Mark Kirk

The Media and Mark Kirk

The Media and Mark Kirk

Has Obama ever played Risk? Even Once?

We Have A Black President, But That Doesn't Resolve The Deep Racism Built Into The American Psyche

Proof that BP is doing a good job!!

I lost a friend because of the oil catastrophe...

Barton (R-Idiot Texan) just called the escrow fund a "shakedown" and apologized to Hayward

Cheney hasn't had anything to say lately. Anyone else notice this?

This is one hard core protester at BP hearing!

Arlington National Cemetery headstones found lining stream bed

Rethugs know it is just a matter of time before Halliburton is brought into the WH for a little talk

Kidneys transplanted between HIV patients

2010 Top Lobbyists - The Hill

So if the GOP doesn't want BP to pay for the Gulf who do they want to pay for it?

I just realized....

Nigeria - Far From Gulf, a Spill Scourge 5 Decades Old - Nigerians Astonished At Gulf Attention

Yesterday , the Republican 'study committee' called escrow account 'Chicago-style shakedown'

a quick fyi - c-span3 is about to replay Barton's comments

Fuck you, British Petroleum

My nomination for quote of the day: Is Sarah Palin a feminist?

Wave breaking on Orange Beach, Alabama

Photo: Oily Wave

Why isn't there pressure for the "other" oil companies to pay for their out of work employees?

The Mother of Invention is . . . ?

Boehner invested up to $50K in BP stock

CNN poll: How would you rate President Obama's handling of the gulf oil spill disaster>

75 percent of board overseeing major study into effects of oil spill have ties to BP

MEG Whitman, The BULLING SNOB, Demands The Governorship

Madame Fake President Rachel Maddow

Madame Fake President Rachel Maddow

Have anything to add to the Joe Barton - BP Pity Party?

"Joe Barton, in my view, made a very brave statement"

Wink Hartman, Repub from Wichita, KS Running For Cong. Lives in Florida

"Insider influence" accurate descriptor.

"Insider influence" accurate descriptor.

Shocker! President Rudy Gu911ni disapproves of Obama's handling of BP disaster

BP Hearing thread ...

Who in government has any equipment for or expertise in drilling oil wells?

S. African killed by wife, kids in TV spat. He wanted to watch soccer, they, a religious show.

Taxed for going to Jail

The GOP Word of the Day is: Shakedown

Our Dumb Country

Our Dumb Country

When They Lie by Alan Grayson

When They Lie by Alan Grayson

Louisiana, Red to Blue?

Afghan War Becoming a Bloody Farce

So - do repubs just say a lot of stupid shit (drawing straws? taking turns?) - then see what flies

Wow Keith, Seriously?

"Does the candidate get paid?"

TNR: Liberal Despair and the Cult of the Presidency

Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Increased 12,000 Last Week to 472,000

Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Increased 12,000 Last Week to 472,000

Texas Textbooks: What happened, what it means, and what we can do about it

FYI for Jacksonville folks -- St. Johns river is not feeling well (beware of contact)

Shakedown? SOMEBODY has got to pay for it!

Adding Animal Cruelty to the List of Charges BP Should Face

BP is ponying up $20 billion for Gulf oil damages. And Republicans don't like it one bit

Quick LIST Of Republicans Supporting BP While Calling Obama's ESCROW ACCOUNT American Betrayal

Why shun the conservatives when you can troll them?

"Shakedown" . . . . . "Slush Fund" . . . . .

an aside: Vuvu-mania spreads around the world

Oliver North, Hayward and MMS

Democrats home in on offshore worker safety

Feingold links foe to Angle, Paul

$1.4 MILLION *donated* by the oil industry to Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX)

Everyone needs to stop whining about BP...

Well.....Warning: TCFW (too cute for work)

Rep. Barton (R-oil) To Star in Democratic Ads -- Mother Jones, David Corn (amusing ad copy)

Tony Hayward hearing on break for 30 minutes.

Their name is Legion. Please come CAPTION Thud Limpblah and Head Wreck!!!

I dont Think its Necessary for DUers to have to Explain why they Support the President.

Choose one

MAP: where oil has hit beaches (FL, AL, MS) -- also shows oil slick trajectory

Where's Dick Cheney on the BP oil spill?

Innovations That Rocked the World

My landline phone and my daily mail serve mostly as conduits for marketing to me

Gulf of Mexico oil spill response by Adm. Thad Allen is inadequate, Plaquemines president says

100,000 protesters accompany parents on way to jail over segregated school

Is there a picture of Obama and Hayward together?

Is there a picture of Obama and Hayward together?

Dick Armey Tells Tea Party Canidates To Drop Tea Party Label

Drones Vs. Drones

A week later, and Greene's Senate nomination is still a mystery for S.C.

GOP opposition to the BP $20B fund is the best thing we could ask for in 2010.

Governments regulate capital requirements for insurance companies

The US government, media, and business is moving rightward....

"SC Dems hearing protest over US Senate primary"

Grill Baby Grill .....

The Liability Cap Caused the Gulf Spill

Family values: Man killed for watching soccer instead of Gospel Program (The Onion NOT)

Fiore Flashtoon "Back in Black"- Knuckles the torturer is back!

A note to CEO's from us little people

Incredible new technology!

Teabagger Morans - I need to feel better about myself

self-delete (nt)

Mr. Hayward - Do You Know Anything About Your Company?.....

The great tree wall

To the Republican Congressmen groveling to BP...

just crazy: "Fair Game" egyptian actor under inquiry after embracing israeli actress in Cannes

So CNN interviewed a salty old guy in Louisiana who was saying that Obama has

Resources for those who think this administration acted too slowly on Gulf Disaster.

BP-Hired Mercenaries Keep Reporters From Interviewing Workers

It's all about bonuses...

Joe Barton knows a little bit about shakedowns.

Anyone have more info on Lawrence O'Donnell's new show?

Local teevee newscast (ABC linked) showed Joe Barton's "shakedown" statement.

S.C. Dems push to get independent on Senate ballot

Progressives help the Right continue to divide by mimmicking the "Lack of response" meme

Has anyone asked lil Bobby Jindal if he thinks it's

Oil Disaster in the Gulf Coast 'I Have to Keep My Good Spirits'

No. Don't laugh. In an open letter to shareholders, mining giant, Rio Tinto's chairman,


Great picture from the BP hearing...

Barton well-funded by Big Oil, including BP

I Would Like To Be A Fly On The Wall To Hear What This Slimy Hayward.....

So when can we expect Joe Barton to do the old "walking it back" routine?

BP oil spill Corexit dispersants suspected in widespread crop damage

who else should the GOP apologize to?

Philadelphia Fed Numbers Show Ugly Economic Trends

I want to thank everyone here on DU who have been supporting my lung transplant

I want to thank everyone here on DU who have been supporting my lung transplant

Tony Hayward hearing resumed. Thread 2 here:

Scientists have limited options in Gulf due to GOP policies

Earth Times: Dead sperm whale found in Gulf of Mexico

I just love that CNN thinks we need Candy Crowley to reconstrue the reconstructions every 5 minutes.

White House Deconstrues Barton's Bowing and Scraping Before BP

"No evidence of reckless behavior" Hayward

FCC could boost power over broadband firms

Rachel Maddow WILL Become President

That oil-drenched albatross hanging 'round the neck of every GOPer running for office is

"Well Mr. Chairman, he did answer that today is Thursday."

We were discussing this in my graduate program recently:

MarketWatch: If you think things are bad now...

Sorry state of affairs: An open apology to private corporations that have been wronged

Remember "Arthur", the little irresponsible pampered "shit" and this scene with Gielgud?

republican'ts apologize to Big Oil

Hey, Tony Hayward! You remind me of this guy!

A GREAT match - France vs. Mexico 0-0 at the half

CNN reports on fraud linguist's Obama speech analysis

Some information about how large charitable foundations operate.

Has Bobby Jindal put himself under house arrest or what?

House Conservatives Call Escrow Account 'Chicago Style Shakedown'.. &.. Right Wing Freaks Chime In

GOP congressional candidate: The federal government and BP colluded to spill oil in the Gulf

Can someone please explain why the congress and the people accept that a criminal is in charge

Paul Craig Roberts ~ Helen Thomas: an Appreciation

Boehner distances himself from Barton apology to BP

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Why is BP taking ALL the blame?

Stop McCain: Tell Your Senators to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell!"

LA Times Front Page: Death by Fire in the Gulf:

If some guy wanted to grow pot on Mars...

Barton: My words were "misconstrued"

Rep Barton apologizes to Tony Hayward

Michele Bachmann sponsoring hip-hop event in St. Paul July 3

Obama speech too 'professorial' for his target audience??

So Keith, Rachel and Thom all think that Obama's speech was weak..

Oil Industry Donations to House Energy Committee

Great GOP to BP "We're sorry Obama was mean to you" T-shirt

Massachusetts man charged in family's slayings

Misbegotten Barton Is Misconstrued

Big Oil Top 20 $$

Florida ReTHUG Jeff Miller calls for Barton to resign

538: Top Corporate Donor to Barton Is Partner of BP on Deepwater Horizon

C-span Hearings on Gulf Spill continue . . . and wow!!

GOP = Greedy Oil Party

Did I miss something? What is up with all the crap about Obama being "worst"?

Watch Protest of SC Primary LIVE via BradBlog

Billions of New Nuke Giveaways in Kerry-Lieberman Bill Exposed

Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

Thanks, but, no thanks...

is it okay to pander to the religious right without actually legislating in their interests?

Bullying Snob Demands the Governorship

The "Small People" Quote Not That Bad

Orin Hatch needs to drug test Touchdown JeeBus...


Watch Protest of SC Primary LIVE via BradBlog

series on the homeless; part 2

Barton is getting TORN UP in the Committee Hearing!!

Pelosi, Hoyer blast Barton, GOP leaders,Washington Republicans seem to have forgotten

Cornyn says the President has become the Claims Adjustor in Chief

North Korean Fans Are Chinese Actors PAID To Cheer World Cup Team

I want to take the opportunity to say I want Rachel Maddow to run for senate

Good news for once:Relief well drilling ahead of schedule

Good news for once:Relief well drilling ahead of schedule

Freepwads laud Rep Barton for his principled stand

Freepwads laud Rep Barton for his principled stand

North Idaho quick lube shop finds bomb under car during oil change

Daniel Ellsberg: Wikileaks' Assange New Hero of Mine; Pres. Obama, Post the Video Online

Lincoln's Backers And The White House Flushed $12 Million Down Toilet: Progressive Group

Accurate Statement Re Olbermann's Displeasure with Speech...

Fox News & 24 Hour Fitness

Wife waits after bridge collapse (husband presumed dead)

'People are calling for his head'

Something Smells Funny and Its Not Wikileaks

School bans student's hat honoring Army troops over no-weapons policy

GM to Keep US Plants Open During Summer, Cites High Demand

They are trucking the oil leak waste inland to landfills

DNC already has a Barton ad!!!

received this today but cannot make it - anyone who is available, please

World Crude Oil Production

Revealed: Congressman who apologized to BP for 'shakedown' raked in $1.5 million from oil industry

Dems already fundraising off Barton remark

Would-be Senator from Nevada in favor of outlawing alcohol, legislating morality

Why only 2 relief wells?

Detroit brands top JD Power new car quality survey for first time

I'm suing The Nation -I've had it!

I'm suing The Nation -I've had it!

We need to create a Dunkirk type evacuation for trapped Sea Life in the Gulf.

Summary to Date of Tony Hayward's Testimony:

Gulf Disaster: The Perfect Storm Is Coming ("Death cloud underneath the gulf")

Do you think NYS Cong. Dems will block finance reform?

BP Purchases 32 of Kevin Costner's Oil-Water Separation Machines

Fault Lines: "In Deep Water" -- on AJE and FSTV and online here -->

NYT's Matt Bai on Obama's failed 'populism' (and BurtWorm on failed received wisdom)

NYT's Matt Bai on Obama's failed 'populism' (and BurtWorm on failed received wisdom)

You know why Haley Barbour and Joe Barton and the rest of those

Boozman Crushing Lincoln

Boehner takes hit on 2009 BP stock buy (Instant Karma!)

Inbred Sperm Fertilize Fewer Eggs, Beetle Study Finds

Rep. Kirk may have misstated teaching career too

Gibbs Says Obama Baffled By Barton's BP Comments, Biden Swipes Too

More about that Schlumberger rumor + a great article

Red State update from the hair salon regarding Barton's apology to BP!

Study (Commisioned With MMS) Shows MMS Knew In 2009 Of BP Safety Failures

Organic Bytes: Generation Monsanto (GM) - Why We Need Labels on GM Foods Now

Organic Bytes: Generation Monsanto (GM) - Why We Need Labels on GM Foods Now

Republicans Apologize, Grovel to BP

To BP: I Wouldn't Shoot The Dog Who Spent 60 Days Shitting All Over My House Either

Statement by House GOP Leaders Boehner, Cantor, & Pence, Barton Was Wrong

Get your "I killed a man by firing squad in Utah" coin on ebay in the not too distant future!

Rezko associate got $600,000 loan from onetime National Republican Committeeman

BBC says BP "disregarded safety measures"

Asinine claims process, doublespeak and blame

4 Ways BP & Officials Are Working To Suppress The Outrageous Facts About The Gulf Disaster

Joe Barton and BP - a love story - Tweety's opening salvo

Cracks Show BP Was Battling Gulf Well as Early as February

Cracks Show BP Was Battling Gulf Well as Early as February

BPOE Sniper Shoots Armed Drug Dealer Down on a Street.

Sea creatures flee oil spill, gather near shore

Verizon Statement on FCC Vote on Broadband Internet Services Inquiry

Did anyone catch the WH presser today w/Gibbs? Biden was with him and they

New Orleans runs $5M anti-British campaign – paid for by BP

Andrew Romanoff rocking the house on Big Ed Show

Terry (R-Ne) chides Barton on BP apology

Never take investment advice from orange people

The credit card companies don't even try to make me feel special any more

GOP FL Rep Calls For Barton To Resign Committee Post

my ad campaign would be as follows: heavy video of marine life swiming in the GULF...

Senate Fights For Billionaire Fund Managers’ Tax Breaks, Blocks Jobless Aid

Wall St. and BP's Tony Heyward and the "Other Guy" talking about "Small People." LEARN!

my ad campaign: video, heavy with creatures swimming in the Gulf, life abounding...

Digby: What’s the Worst Case Scenario for the BP Oil Spill?

Family Research Council basically says: Gays are evil just for the lulz

Watch PROTEST of SCarolina DEM Primary ongoing LIVE: witness questions and closing statement -x

I am curious (Yellow)...

Original artist offers help with new Jesus statue

Does Barton have a GE challenger?

PELOSI: "Mr Barton's Comments Fit Comfortably Among The Leadership Of The Republicans In The House"

By the way, one great up-side of all this is that if we DO have access to Alien Technology...

Soccer Coach Says Kim Jong-Il Speaks To Him On A Tiny 'Invisible' Mobile Phone

After the rank hypocrisy, bald-faced lies and just plain mean and nasty bullshit

Should BP be treated as a hostile organization?

Congress members have funds invested in BP stock

Would enforcement of age discrimination laws change the unemployment equation?

With all the depressing news about the Wildlife, want to share some good news.

New telescope seeks Earth-threatening asteroids

Alvin Greene Primary Win Over Vic Rawl Upheld by Democratic Committee

Alvin Greene Primary Win Over Vic Rawl Upheld by Democratic Committee

Don't forget, Marsha Blackburn took the opportunity to criticize the administration's

King (R-Ia) finds place to speak in Colo.

Things I am probably not going to do because of the oily

Can I get a little sympathy here in Barton's district?

More GOP Lawmakers Hop On Bandwagon To Smear $20 Billion Escrow Fund As ‘Chicago Style Shakedown’

You can get it "for free"...

Busted well still has about 2 billion gallons of oil

What's wrong with America?

Judge favored by BP has financial ties to oil industry

Afghan mineral deposits worth $3tn, says mining official

When they needed it most, the Democrats got a gift from the GOP

Should Congress 'Punish' Rep Barton?


Actor Jeremy London kidnapped and forced to take drugs and buy alcohol

Why are ruthless American politicians give lone Brit a 'public flogging':

Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster

Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster

UNESCO Gives Award Named for One of World’s Worst Dictators (money talks)

UNESCO Gives Award Named for One of World’s Worst Dictators (money talks)

Legal Times: Should Retired Justices Be Called Back to Supreme Court?

Cuba Now Bracing for Oil Slick Touchdown

Halt deep sea drilling. Period. Stupak just asked about the ultimate failsafe BOP

Virginia wants to follow in Arizona's (Immigration) footsteps

Southwest seizes dozens of human heads

CEO Bonuses

Video - Oil Confirmed to Be Leaking from Cracks in Sea Floor

Army Preps ‘Unblinking Eye’ Airship for Afghanistan (A Half-Billion Dollar Contract)

Army Preps ‘Unblinking Eye’ Airship for Afghanistan (A Half-Billion Dollar Contract)

Representative Barton: "What I Really Meant to Say" about BP

Who is Tony Hayward?

Very funny BP Video

Ann Telnaes- "We care about the small people"

I've had it with big shots who call us "small people", "the little people", "the little guy" or

Heritage Foundation parrots the "shakedown" theme, compares Obama to the Godfather

White House Flip Flops On Reining In CEO Pay

Homeless Vet doesn't want a home: He calls it "BLOOD MONEY"

"...a tragedy of the first proportion"

Those floods in France

How *bad* do you have to screw up for lockstep Republicans to actually, quickly turn on you?

Right W. co-worker just said to me why didn't Obama let the Dutch

Creeping Doom In Black & White

Hayward makes $456 an hour 24 hours a day, plus stock, golden parachute and perks...

Things on Joe Barton's Apology List...

SpaghettiOs recall: Campbell Soups says 35,000 cases may contain under-processed product

BP Atlantis

BP Atlantis

Labor Board Hobbled By Senate Obstruction Has Hundreds Of Cases Invalidated By SCOTUS

Breaking: Karl Rove to give BP a hug. eom.

U.S. banks may end free checking accounts: report

iPhone Likely Loser For DoD Biz

LimeWire faces new copyright suit - $150,000 for each song that was willfully infringed

LimeWire faces new copyright suit - $150,000 for each song that was willfully infringed

Virginia Foxx - is she vulnerable?

MarketWatch: If you think things are bad now...

Edward Markey & The Fountain of Truth

Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates: Misplaced Hate?

Toyota shifting Corolla production from a union plant to a nonunion facility

Media Matters - "Fox lobs falsehoods to attack BP escrow account as "Chavez-like"

Utah to execute condemned killer by firing squad

Hey, GOP, stop apologizing to BP! We're Americans, we don't apologize when we're the victims!

Overheard at the meeting between Obama and Hayward yesterday.

Plan to aid jobless pared back....

what exactly is a "tragedy of the first proportion"


This summer the mentees are reading "Anne Frank"

Anderson Cooper commits an act of real journalism.

Post EZ, Low Cost/No Cost ways to save water here!

I apologize for you not understanding me. n/t

I apologize for you not understanding me. n/t

Oil companies push for status quo on environmental regulations for deep-water drilling

Media Matters - "Limbaugh calls escrow account "another bailout fund" and a "slush fund."

Why have I heard several talking heads describe oil as having come from dead dinosaurs???

Is it discrimination to allow 1 sex to go sleeveless and bare their toes and legs?

Is it discrimination to allow 1 sex to go sleeveless and bare their toes and legs?

Stop Offshore Drilling and Demand a Clean Energy Future (Petition)

Should we root for BP to be driven out of business?

Bernie Sanders claims GOP follows Beck and Limbaugh, not science, on climate

14 cities and counties from around the country join to ask federal court to block AZ immigration law

Part II: This Note's For You, by William Pitt on Truthout

Part II: This Note's For You, by William Pitt on Truthout

just sent Joe Barton an email regarding his apology.

Dear Mr. President, I no longer want my pony...

does BP's Tony Hayward remind anyone else of Tony (the poodle) Blair?

my impression of the BP hearing so far

First DEAD WHALE Found In Gulf Since BP Rig Explosion And OIL SPILL

Barton and his merry band of assholes...

Obama judicial nominee John McConnell passes Senate Judiciary on a bipartisan vote

The death penalty for white collar corporate crimes

A year and a half into his Presidency, the Gulf oil disaster is not Obama's fault for this reason.

Ripping The Populist MASK Off The GOP-BP

What does he think he is, a stand-up comic?

Mandatory Thursday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!

Game #7 - Celtics v Lakers DU... it's looking like a classic...

CNN Video: Tour of van der Sloot's "hell hole" cell. Personally, I'd like to see it more hellish.

The Democratic Party would like to thank Rep. Barton for giving the GOP full ownership of the spill

Toy soldiers run afoul of school's weapons ban

Toy soldiers run afoul of school's weapons ban

White House Flip Flops On Reining In CEO Pay

Evidence shows tenacity of plaintiffs' attorney in Toyota case

Aung San Suu Kyi's desperate plea to the world

Ignore The Fact That 71% Of Oil Money Goes To The GOP Or...

CNN: Americans too dumb to understand Obama’s speech

Fox News - "BP CEO's Day in Congress' Kangaroo Court" - Will FNC Apologize Next?

Jon Stewart, "Cut and paste oil disaster plans" He's calling a dead doctor.

Jon Stewart, "Cut and paste oil disaster plans" He's calling a dead doctor.

Ah the speech and common people

Republican forced to apologize for BP apology.

Great Opinion piece - Arizona citizenship bill targets children

AH that explains it...

And it continues... Sen. Isakson (Asshole R-GA) refers to constituents as 'unwashed' then apologizes

Obama Lunches With Progressive Pundits: Maddow, Robinson, Collins

I'm freezing my ass off up here on this mountain!

PHOTOS FROM TODAY: 4th Generation Shrimper Protests BP CEO Tony Hayward In Congress

Nevada GOP Senate Candidate Sharron Angle Defends BP, Pushes More Deregulation

A visual for what 25,000 barrels of Oil a Day looks like

Just when you think Limbaugh can go no lower

Gates, Buffett to megarich: Give 50% of your wealth away

Please support Cozad for Congress (Barton's challenger)

The oil is here - Destin FL

Why don't the bleeding heart libruls care about the gulf walruses??

‘Too Young Not to Work but Too Old to Work’

Rachel Maddow (and others) had an off-the-record lunch with Obama today

Lieberman's at it again: Internet 'kill switch' proposed for US

Surely, surely, surely---someone is recording all of the borderline criminal and treasonous

(MS Gov.) Barbour: Deepwater drilling ban bad for U.S. economy

She had a major black-eye; but she was opting for "street justice"...

Any Kossacks around? Can you show Arizona's future Senator (I hope!) some love?

Any Kossacks around? Can you show Arizona's future Senator (I hope!) some love?

AlterNet -"Tea Party Flacks Are Drill, Baby, Drill Messengers Too"

I need a DU on this MSM article in Boehner's media market on his BP stock

My son's grieving family deserves more from BP

My apology to Joe Barton

WaPo: S.C. Democrats refuse to oust Alvin Greene as Senate nominee

Body Language Expert: Alvin Greene is Lying

What really gets me about Tony Hayward's situation

Woman is building a house from a scrap 747!

With all due respect to Grovelbot, it's time for DU to have a full-time mascot

Joe Barton's Democratic opponent is

KO Checks Out of The Daily Kos

Lakers WIN!

Life Beyond the Peak of Oil Production.........

Rep. Edward Markey Appreciation Thread

did you guys know that there are 101 counties that voted for Mondale in 84 and McCain in 08?

The End of the Gulf as We Know It ...and some Assclown Rep from Texas ....

The Rude Pundit: Now That You've Asked, Why the Hell Doesn't God Do Anything About the Oil Spill?

I give up.

This sorry bastard Hayward doesn't have an ounce of sincereity

The Pubs want their Gov't Back...But they never say Who will replace the Democrats in there now,

The Pubs want their Gov't Back...But they never say Who will replace the Democrats in there now,

The Pubs want their Gov't Back...But they never say Who will replace the Democrats in there now,

The Pubs want their Gov't Back...But they never say Who will replace the Democrats in there now,

Wikileaks Soldier Reveals Orders for "360 Rotational Fire" Against Civilians in Iraq

Time For BP Shareholder sensenbrenner to step down from oil spill probe

I was never a "Bush-Hater"

I was never a "Bush-Hater"

Near the path of a tornado tonight.

Matthew Simmons of Ocean Energy Institute was on the Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC.

Aside from the oil, very little commentary on the METHANE. nt

President Obama Names Three to United States District Court, continues to nominate lots of women

Trigger warning: FGM at Cornell University

Senate Accepts Expanded Fed Audit **(Excellent News!)**

Cracks Show BP Battled Well Two Months Before Blast

86% of self-identified liberals support Obama - My question is why?

Former police official denies torturing prisoners.

Church: Softball team with gay coach can't play

Looking for work? Unemployed need not apply

A modest question.

Is the BP oil catastrophe a turning point?

Is the BP oil catastrophe a turning point?

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

Nonresidents can be sued over Florida Internet posts

Barton apologizes to Polanski, Nazi Germany, Soviet Union and Charles Manson

No, tutoring or TAing is not the same as being a teacher.

Reagan's Tricky October Surprise Report-Evidence Shelved, Hidden & Suppressed-By Robert Parry

Obama Administration Approves 448 New Drill Leases for Gulf of Mexico

Obama Administration Approves 448 New Drill Leases for Gulf of Mexico

He's baaaaacckk!!!

Fight erupts in church over "Touchdown Jesus"

Keith Olbermann, the Kossack Cheerleaders, and Fake President Maddow

Anyone else watching the CNN ROV-cam feed from under the ocean? The ROV is moving?

GOP on slippery slope with planned 'anchor baby' legislation

Now that Rachel is explaining the FUNGIBLE nature

Kerry, Lieberman vote against repealing oil industry tax breaks

Republican Joe Barton's THIRD thoughts and apology to BP

So it's OK for a state to blatenly rig an election for federal office?

How long can democracy survive that only sometimes & then only partially enacts will of the people?

(oh the irony) ¿Will Arizona need a BAILOUT because of the immigration law? --economy is tanking

Poor, poor Nigeria

BP's Oil Havoc Will Benefit the Democrats in November.

Yet another idea on how to capture the oil and get it into a tanker.

To all of you who knew Obama had it in him!

I am having a misconstrued misconstruction moment:

How the other side perceives the 20BB commitment from BP

David Plouffe: Apologize to BP? Sign the open letter today:

GOBP - Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

GOD. Someone kick Tony in the balls so he speaks up please!

LISTEN UP, PLEASE: It's NOT a g*damned "LEAK," or a "SPILL," or an "ACCIDENT."

Now she's a rock star....

Keith Olberman checks out of Daily Kos in disgust

Keith Olberman checks out of Daily Kos in disgust

Sarah Palin's Oil Regulation Lies: She's no energy expert, she's no expert in anything..

‘Catios’ Bring Cats Outdoors

Anyone want to chip in to build medieval stocks to lock Tony Hayward in?

The Injustice of Modern Day Debtors Prisons

Bronx charter school's entire curriculum is based on the marshmallow test.

Rightwingnut Country Star Trace Adkins on AC360 ripping the moratorium


What an ARROGANT SOB Tony Hayward is!!! (I'm watching the congressional hearing now)

Obama: We've Been Outflanked, Cap & Trade Dead

PSA: If you hit a cyclist, the last thing they want to hear is: "I didn't see you"

Facebook COO Says 'Email Is Probably Going Away' (replaced by Facebook)

I just sent this video to Morning Joke and told them this is what they look like

In the Spirit of Kennedy

One Lawsuit to Stop Them All....Filed Today

Keith Olbermann:Check, Please

102 recs


Am I the only one who likes the valenzuela?

Wow, Clinton was president when South Park made their Pokemon episode?

Another highlight from my trip

As that one guy said, "Roy g bacon."

I need a real time conversation with someone. Anybody up to that this hour?

gay scientists isolate christian gene

How long will HuffPo keep their "bodypainted soccer-playing porn stars" article on the front page?

Woman caught smuggling 500 pounds (!) of pot

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

Instant Online Vuvuzela!

Tai Chi-cken

Anybody watch "Keeping Up Apperances"

Ain't Life Grand? Best. Video. Ever. I dare you to post a better video.

"Pros and Cons of Hitchiking" was a wildly under appreciated record.

I believe my stomach speaks whale

Category is "Best TV commercial using pets" - The award goes to ...

Father's Day...Major FAIL!

Wisdom of the Ages

Coming this summer at TLC: Little People, Big Oil Spill.

Silly Thursday - A Resolution

The deal went through on my truck today

Best Poll Choice Representative

Found kitten. Need advice.

In another lifetime, I designed woodworking projects for

Vuvuzela filter!

"Lillies" (pic)

A message to all the "nyello" people

Anyone else notice a lot of anyone else threads today?

Skeletons of cartoon characters

Viva Mexico!!!!!!!!!!!!

anyone here have an iPad? What do you think of it?

"The Page Turner". Excellent movie.

So has Zimbabwe won the World Cup yet?

Do Not Feed The Trolls

Vuvuzelas and Sarah Palin

Can you help me dig up "Aunt Bertha" LOLcats?

Craigslist post forwarded by a friend is crawling with red flags

Bundt cakes. Giant pretentious donut or elegant dessert?


This Fukin Oil Spill Is Making Me Crazy

Police find naked men covered in mud

RCMP officer saves baby porcupine from highway

I hate to say it, but the Braves are doomed tonight

Gorn Free!! FREE THE GORN!!1!!

"On a scale of one to ten, Toy Story 3 goes to infinity, and beyond. "

AAUUUUGH!! PFARGHHH!!! I lost my pen, and it's driving me insane!!!!

Anyone else here found their home on Google Maps/Earth?

Found this collateral relative of mine

The Geography of LOST

Bullfighter says, "F this shit, I'm outta here!"

Oil Spill Update: Dead Snorkelers Washing Ashore

I Just Found A Pen.... Anyone Missing A Pen?

Depeche Mode or Apple Pie a la Mode?

Thanks for the good vibes, everyone! I FOUND MY PEN!!!!!!

I found this nice website 1944 Wards Christimas Catalog.

My cousin is 47 years old and has just been diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer.

The Celtics and Lakers are pummeling the hell out of each other

Potato cat doesn't want you near his potatoes.

Do you know that I'm distantly, very distantly related to Nikolai Tesla?

Being There. End credits...

Badass of the Week - Yang Youde

'Intimate waxing' fundraiser goes awry - British man nearly loses testicle in charity event

We have a bat living in our bat house!


What is all this nonsense about control?

Best Vonnegut Film Adaptation

fabric scraps/crafts projects

"Jaws" did it to me again!

I hate to say it, but the Lakers are doomed tonight

What's your favorite pizza?

I hate to say it, but the Celtics are doomed tonight

I'm sorry, but Amber Alerts are ridiculous.

Cynical quote thread.

Red Gladiolas

Holloway/Flores/VanDerSloot Case - Question

He is... The Least Interesting Man In the World

Anyone else think that Progressive insurance girl is kinda hot?

Hollywood: Here is your challenge.

You know whats more freaky than Zombies?

Anybody else's cat get lethargic in the summer heat?

Clearly I shouldn't post while drunk, driving 186mph being chased by Interpol and MI6.

See if you can figure out the oddity in these pics.

Amazing Youtube nature video

Post Trucker Songs for our very own new owner-operator

Casier says your total is $6.66. Do you pay or add a pack of gum to change the total?

Question/Rant: What's the dumbest reason for being stood up you've ever heard?

High School graduations and parties are getting to be as elaborate

So I am going to my 35th High School

Waiting for the other shoe to drop

Greatest Drummer EVAH!

Intense Hatred Found Where It Was Least Expected

Is there a genre of music you totally HATE?

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

Study: Botox affects emotions

League of Women Voters calls for 'Medicare for all'

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

High-Speed Internet Rules Might Prove Costly

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, ordered to delist (from stock exchanges)

Dem Lawmakers Challenge Pentagon on Afghan War

Israel braces for mass protests by Ultra-Orthodox

Honduras: Violence and Human Rights Violations

Kenyan police beat and extort Somalis fleeing war: HRW

Army charges 3 more in Afghan civilian killings

Erdogan Rebuffs U.S. While Insisting Turkey Isn’t Ally of Iran

Group seeks to decriminalize marijuana in Miami Beach

BP Shares Rise After Deal on Fund

Spirit Airlines makes a deal to end pilots' strike

Greenland OKs firm for offshore drilling

U.S. announces more sanctions against Iran

With Criminal Charges for Oil Spill, Costs to BP Could Soar

GAO still encounters delays in access to federal agencies

Justice Department Says Blackwater Case Should Have Gone Forward

NOAA Conducts Tests to Determine Fate of Whale Found Dead in Gulf of Mexico

SoFla Station Owners Feeling BP Boycott Blues

Up to 70 feared dead in Colombian mine blast

Survey: Obama's more popular abroad than at home

FCC set to reconsider broadband regulations

Slippery Start: U.S. Response to Spill Falters

(Amy) Bishop indicted in brother’s death

Intelligence chief G8 conviction

Court: 2-Person Labor Board Can't Make Decisions

AP poll suggests growing support for healthcare law

GAO still encounters delays in access to federal agencies

Senate defeats GOP jobless aid bill

Former VP Cheney Speaks At Pa. Conference

Supreme Court backs police department that read employee's texts

Victims recount horrors of ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan

Colombia coal blast kills 16 miners, 70 feared dead

Canadian oil spill technology may head to the Gulf of Mexico

BP's Hayward - Gulf oil spill was preventable

Va. Man Trapped in Egypt on U.S. No-Fly List

First 4,400 Chevy Volt buyers to get free chargers

(Texas GOP Rep. Michael) Burgess to BP: We owe you no apology

‘I Can Still Smell It On Me': Unexpected oil encounter for dive group near the jetties

Republican apologizes to BP for 'shakedown' by government

BP still hosting fundraisers for members of Congress

Toyota to restart stalled Mississippi plant

(GA Sen.) Isakson apologizes for ‘unwashed' remark

(VA Atty. General) Cuccinelli explains health-care lawsuit on webcast

GM scraps summer shutdown, will hire thousands of temp workers

Rep. Joe Barton Retracts Apology to BP's Tony Hayward

BP Surpervisor Fired for Expressing Safety Concerns.

US cars top imports for 1st time on quality survey

Website to release video of deadly strike on Afghan town

Top Corporate Donor to Barton Is Partner of BP on Deepwater Horizon

Toyota to Resume Construction of Mississippi Plant

GM To Keep Most Plants Open This Summer

US Lawmakers Accuse BP Chief of Putting Profits Ahead of Safety

US current account gap widens for third straight quarter

Killer, 13, sent to juvenile detention until age 21

Questions about Mark Kirk's teaching record

New jobless claims up sharply as layoffs persist

U.S. Labor Secretary announces $40 Million in retraining grants for Michigan

GOP lawmaker demands Barton step down from top committee spot

(Rep. Lee) Terry (R-NE) takes Barton to task for BP apology

Banks May Have to Unload Hedge Fund, PE Accounts After All

Looking for work? Unemployed need not apply

Barton Plans Gulf Fishing Fundraiser

Oil rig workers forced to job hunt after drill ban

Target Recalling Children's Belts Over Lead Paint

Hillary Clinton Says White House Will Sue Over Arizona Immigration Law

Cheney avoids hot topics in speech to sold-out Erie crowd

Sources: Search for Kyron Horman Focuses on Step-Mom, Cell Records

Top Corporate Donor to Barton Is Partner of BP on Deepwater Horizon

New claims for jobless benefits rise sharply

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Thursday June 17

Obama administration spends $1.2 billion on cycling and walking initiatives

Illegal bushmeat 'rife in Europe'

Obama Lunches With Progressive Pundits: Maddow, Robinson, Collins

U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith: Cigarette smoking worse for the country than Gulf oil spill

Israel says easing Gaza land blockade

Will marijuana be OK in Detroit?

Chevron: No relief well needed off Newfoundland

Cracks Show BP Was Battling Gulf Well as Early as February

White House slams (GOP Rep. Joe) Barton comments as 'shameful'

Michigan voters could ban criminal public officials

Afghanistan Moves Quickly to Tap Newfound Mineral Reserves

Head of BP rejects taking blame

BP Shares Surge After $20B Oil Spill Fund Deal

Feds question cost-effectiveness of border virtual fence

Afghan Mineral Wealth May Be Greater: $3 Trillion

(Sen.) Harkin: (Rep.) King’s Obama comment shows he’s ripe for radio gig

Alvin Greene Primary Win Over Vic Rawl Upheld by Democratic Committee

'Operation Stolen Dreams': DOJ Arrests Nearly 500 In Mortgage Fraud Crackdown

Bachmann fears Obama using BP escrow fund as a ‘permanent ATM card’

.Charges vs. student immigration protesters dropped

Campbell Soup Co. recalls 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs, cites possible undercooking

Army Corps of Engineers Suspends Nationwide Permit for Mountaintop Removal Mining

1,200 charged in federal mortgage-fraud probe

Oil Spill on Track to Reach Atlantic No Later Than October

Ford jumps and Toyota plunges in key quality measure

UAW Leader King to Focus on Organizing Toyota Workers

White House Guts Reform To Protect CEO Pay

With Criminal Charges for Oil Spill, Costs to BP Could Soar

Photo: Caption This

Photos: Put up or Shut up. (The Obama Presidency, Day 513)

Anyone post a fact check to Obama's speech?

Hey Tony Hayward, how is your day looking?

Gail Collins: The Boring Speech Policy

Wow! Joe & Mika are defending Obama

Sharron Angle floated possibility of armed insurrection

This is what...

Administering Fund, a Master Mediator

Building up and tearing down

Crazy Tea Bagger Sharron Angle Raising $100K Per Day

Poll: Most Americans support Arizona immigration law

How are the "small" people any different from the "regular" people the media's faux populists love

Republican Congressman Joe Barton APOLOGIZES To BP

Monday on HBO - Premier of GASLAND

After Obama, Gibbs Bats Cleanup in Virtual Press Conference

Obama administration spends $1.2 billion on cycling and walking initiatives

Boehner distances himself from Barton's Apology to BP

Obama speech too "professorial" for his audience.

McCain, GOP Dont Deem Climate Bill Worthy of Discussion

Ooh, more bizarre analysis of the President's address from CNN


Holy Mother of God what is going on at the trial...

House Republicans lose it over BP escrow deal: "Chicago-style shakedown politics"

House Republicans lose it over BP escrow deal: "Chicago-style shakedown politics"

End Is Seen to Free Checking

Video: GOP Rep Barton's Apology to BP

Too bad Stupak didn't let Hayward finish his response on what they

A family member wrote this. An open letter to Inhofe:

AP-GfK poll shows gains for health care overhaul, supoort now at 45/42 versus 39/46 last month.

Who invited Joe Barton to speak at the BP committee hearing

My 12 year old grandson today said that oil was really for old people

Funding doubled for bicycling, walking projects

Josh Marshall: "Republicans will rue the day they took BP's side"

Obama's global popularity: Mixed marks a year after Cairo

Reuters: Some Republicans Consider BP Deal A U.S. "Shakedown"

Cheney crawls out from under his rock to criticize President Obama's response to the BP disaster

Words with Meaning. Feel what they're like. Recover your health.

Hayward, Barton, and shadow boxing

Joe Barton: Campaign Finance

GOP lawmaker - Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) - demands Barton step down ranking member of his committee

One of these is not like the others...

Papantonio: We Wouldn't See $20 Billion in a Case Like This for Decades

Best part of Hayward's grilling LIVE on MSNBC now!

Speaker Pelosi on twitter and Senator Reid on Barton's BP apology

White House Guts Wall Street Reform To Protect CEO Pay

Joe Barton, BP Apologist, In '04: Offshore Drilling So Safe,

If Dems were smart they would produce ads of Barton & other Republicans apologizing to BP

"To Tackle Climate Change, You Have To Actually Tackle Climate Change"

** Heads Up & Grab Your Popcorn! BP's Tony Hayward Testifies Before Congress, 10am EDT **

How does BP's CEO, Hayward do his job

John Boehner Runs Screaming from Idiot Rep. Barton's Apology to BP

Even Repukes are calling for Barton's head on a platter

DNC statement on Barton's apology to BP

Republican's oil spill gaffe hands advantage back to administration

White House hammers Barton, says "members from both parties should repudiate his comments"

This does go far beyond Barton...

"A misconstrued misconstruction" Barton

Europe could face hundreds of Iranian missiles: Gates

I almost wrote a post defending the Prez

They aren't wasting their time on Barton--just got this from John Kerry

They aren't wasting their time on Barton--just got this from John Kerry

Republicans who sided with Barton all need to issue a public apology (Updated w/DNC video)

U.S. Economy: Recovery Creates Few Jobs, No Inflation

Did you see Apology Joe on CNN

Piling On With Palin: Tea Party Express Backs Murkowski Rival

Whitman, in Spanish, touts opposition to Arizona law

"What on earth is going on here?"

USA Today/Gallup Congressional generic ballot poll: Dems up by 5-48-43

S.C. Dems push Ketner for Senate

"Where Obama’s climate leadership is really lacking": making senators STFU

Polls show Hoekstra, Dillon lead -- but many voters stay undecided

Another double standard: Giuliani bashes Obama over "vacations"

Feingold links foe to Angle, Paul

King blasts Gardner, tea party for nixing appearances

Lead, please.

"Apologize to BP?" - - Plouffe smacks around GO(B)P in fundraising email

This is awesome: Dems already fundraising off Barton remark

'People are calling for his head' (Barton) - Updated

White House to CEOs: "*$%@ shareholders: pay yourselves whatever you want"

Obama can have you killed if he wants to...

Just think, McSAME and Failin Pailin could be in charge right now. OH JOY !

So Holder sitting across the table from the BP execs made them cough up the 20 B?

BP reportedly planning $10 billion bond sale

tired heard of BP, apolozie Joe, GOP blame, blah blah

Biden to Join Gibbs at Today's WH Press Briefing

President Obama thinks that he has the authority to kill you . . .

** Heads Up: VPOTUS Biden Joins the Daily WH Press Briefing **

"I think the frustration that supporters of the president have ..."

The extraordinary hypocrisy of Joe Barton

Gibbs on GOP: "Hard to tell what planet these people live on"

Best Quote on Obama's Speech: "as if you called 911 but got connected to Dial-a-Prayer" n/t

GOP leaders forced Rep. Barton to retract apology to BP

Wingnut of the Day-John Cornyn

How important is class to your support, criticism, or lack of support for the Obama administration?

BP chief Hayward rejects Barton's remarks on $20B relief fund

Republicans block unemployment benefits, again

Barton retracts apology to BP, hoping to tamp down uproar

On President Obama, Change and Leadership

NYT editorial: Bad Day for BP and Mr. Barton

Faux News spliced out Joe Barton's apology from their coverage

Kerry obviously doesn't buy Barton's retraction

Senate liberals threaten rebellion on energy bill

Hey, Joe and Mika! I didn't see you at the White House with Rachel and Gene!

Joe Barton's Facebook update does not sound sorry to me!!

Memo to Republicans: There is nothing "natural" about the BP disaster


The Idiocy of US and mirroring the wisdom of George Will

BUSTED: Rep. Who Apologized To BP Has Taken Millions From Big Oil

Lincoln's Backers And The White House Flushed $12 Million Down Toilet: Progressive Group

House GOP Leadership: Barton Was 'Wrong' On BP Apology -- And Spill Is A 'Natural Disaster'

Barton's apology for his apology was a non-apology - FUCK YOU, OIL WHORE BARTON!

Rockefeller pushing against climate change bill

So... That's what BP means?

Obama Will Challenge Arizona Immigration Law

Joke: How to Spot a Republican

If "the old Chicago-style shakedown politics" gets $20 billion from BP,

Our Discourse Has Come To This

"Obama Lunches With Progressive Pundits: Maddow, Robinson, Collins"

Eugene Robinson blasts speech - attacking Dr Chu being the lead on fixing the problem

We're not hearing "It's OUTRAGEOUS the President hasn't talked to Tony Hayward yet!!!" anymore . . .

Limbaugh, along with Barton, promotes (blackmail/shakedown/slushfund) mantra ~ Media Matters

Rachel, Eugene Robinson and Gerry Seib just left the West Wing....

Olbermann Discovers He's Not a Popular as Barack Obama

Photos: Just Plain Sorry (The Obama Presidency, Day 514)

Liberal Despair And the Cult Of The Presidency

Q&A with Tony Kennon, mayor of Orange Beach, Ala.,

Joe Barton's office is flood

Michele Bachmann's opponent pounces as she tries to back down

GOP keeps digging! Sen. Cornyn (R-TX), NRSC chairman, says he shares Barton's concern.

F.C.C. Moves Toward Deeper Broadband Role

BP Fans

Bush I never visited the Exxon Valdez site

So much for this being Obama's Katrina

I guess that a silly choice of titles got my thread locked

The only thing we want to hear is the hole is plugged.

The left's disatisfaction with Obama's overall performance is crazy

Andrew Sullivan: Getting Shit Done

What a difference a day makes - The White House got everything it was hoping for from BP

E.J. Dionne, Jr.: A Different Kind of Malaise

BP escrow account, a turning point for Obama?

Gulf spill ignites energy debate

Code Pink Report from Gulf pt1 Medea Benjamin

Tony Hayward CEO of BP

BP Oil Spill (clean up experiment)

Obama Loves Nurses

'Design vs. Chance' by PZ Myers, AAI 2009 on intelligent design, evolution

BP Apologizes to the American People

Even little kids think Sarah Palin is a moran

GULF OIL SPILL Huge Explosion Of Toxic Gas & Tsunami Possible - PT 2 of 2

Bill O'Reilly Calls Out Sarah Palin On Fox News!

Interview with Eric Lotke at America's Future Now! 2010

Young Turks: Why Was Touchdown Jesus Struck By Lightning?

Michele Bachmann Worst Person In The World!!!

It is looking more and more every day like Palin is the republicans' hope for 2012.

Young Turks: NRA Fights For Legal Bribery Of Politicians

Here - Feel Good...(full screen - do it)

B.P. Should Stand Up To Obama! Congresswoman Bachmann

100 top toxic air polluters in USA

The Rise Of The New Right

Rep: Steve King's Sixth Sense - From AmericasVoices TV

Rick Chicken Perry Meets Disco Chicken:

Chairman Waxman Questions Tony Hayward

BP CEO makes first Hill appearance


The Power of the Presidency

Glenn Beck's Race Tourette's

Rep. Ed Markey Responds To The Lies Of Disgraced Rep. Joe Barton, The BP Apologist

Texas GOPer apologizes to BP, criticizes White House "shakedown", creation of "slush fund"

DC to NOLA BP Protest Road Trip

Is the UN trying to pry that big juicy burger out of our cold, dead hands, and are they right?

Papantonio: Republicans & Limbaugh Love BP

Debunking TEA Party Claims

Barton- 'I Apologize' To BP For Escrow Fund

Rep Quizzes Hayward: Do You Think Escrow Is A 'Shakedown?'

Get Away From That!

Rachel Maddow: Top Five Oil Cos. Cut-&-Pasted Same Response Plans

Young Turks: Oil Funded Governor Protects BP On Fox News

Batshit Crazy Bachmann shills for BP on CNN while assuring she's not on CNN to shill for BP


B.P. Threatens To Fire Oil Spill Clean Up Workers For Wearing Respirators!

Right Wingers Attack BP's Escrow Fund

Whistleblower Warns Of Future Oil Disasters

Sheldon Whitehouse on oil industry corruption of the Minerals Management Service

The Good. The Bad. And the Very Very Ugly...Rush Limpballs wants poor children to dumpster dive

TYT: Exposing Glenn Beck For Taking Obama Out Of Context (And Suggesting He's Racist) To Protect BP

Psycho Talk! - Rush Limbaugh

4th Generation Shrimper Shuts Down BP CEO Tony Hayward Testimony

TYT: Obama Oval Office Oil Spill Speech Slammed

Shrimper Diane Wilson shuts down BP CEO Hayward hearing

AC360: Newsweek's Julia Reed Says Obama Is "Out Of His Cotton Picking Mind"

Gay is icky: That's Bullshit

June 17, 1972- 5 arrested at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Watergate Hotel

Papantonio: BP's $20 Billion Down Payment


Rachel Maddow: What I Wish President's Oval Office Address Had Been

Cries From The Gulf - An Open Letter to Sarah Palin

Midweek Politics w/David Pakman: Iraq Marine Captain's anti-war story from Iraq and Afghanistan

Midweek Politics w/David Pakman: Cuckoo Gov candidate says George W. Bush tried to kill her!

AZ State Senator, Educ. Chief Hopeful, Can't Give Student Journo Straight Answer on His Record

VP Biden on Rep. Joe Barton's Apology to BP

Jackson Browne- Lives in the balance

GULF OIL SPILL Huge Explosion Of Toxic Gas & Tsunami Possible - PT 1 of 2

Photo of veteran's tombstone in Arlington Cemetery creek startles son

Dissidents decry US bill to end Cuba travel ban

Selling Out

Joe Conason: A Green ‘New Deal’ Now

4 Ways BP and Officials Are Working to Suppress the Outrageous Facts About the Gulf Disaster

NYDN: The Best Way to Punish BP is to build more subways

Alvin Greene's in a boxing match with no gloves on

A self-defeating strategy via Gene Lyons.

How Can an Atheist or Non-believer Have Any Moral Compass?

Fewer Guns Mean Fewer Deaths

Uzbek refugees from Kyrgyzstan pogrom vow to return

BP's next challenge: Disposal of tainted sludge - (Coskata's got the answer: Turn it into ethanol!)

Time to Tax the Wall Street Casino

We Have a Black President, But That Doesn't Resolve the Deep Racism Built into the American Psyche

The Justice Department and the Torture of Maher Arar ( Scott Horton)

Profiling 10 of the Deeply Troubled Individuals Leading the Right-Wing Government Hating Crusade

Politics Imitating Art

The Speech Obama Need(ed) to Give

We can't afford to be imperialists, but how do we stop?

A Chastened Joe Barton Proposes a BP Slush Puppie Fund

Russia needs to develop new types of industrial activity

Want To Help? 10 Ways To Start Making Change

Guardian UK: Obama's reason cannot calm the Groucho Marxist right

Angry Turkey Prepares to Cut Ties to Israel

A Recess Appointment for Militarized Spooks But Not for Rule of Law

North America facing years of toxic rain from poisonous BP oil spill dispersants

Could I be a victim of censorship?

Why Section 716 is the Indispensable Reform

‘American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act’ To Stop Foreign Tax Credit Loopholes By$14.45 billion

It Ain’t Me, Babe

Austal launches line of fast, fuel efficient work boats designed for the offshore wind industry

Drumbeat: June 17, 2010

The Oil Drum: Newest on Oil Collection, POTUS Speech, Resource Depletion, etc.

Is Solar Toxic? Part Two - First Solar's Responsibility to Environmental Protection

Australian rainforest plant yields possible cancer killer

Uncle Sam, Solar Landlord, Is Under Fire

NW English Water Utility Preparing To Apply To Gov. For Emergency Drought Authority

US Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) Apologies To Tony Hayward For "Shakedown" Of BP - AFP

Dolphins, Sharks, Rays Near Gulf Shore In Unusual Numbers - Oiled Birds Heading Inland To Die

Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Conservative Idiots

Remarkable. What Global Warming? Raleigh NC - nearly every day in June above 90 degrees.

40-Year Pakistani Survey Shows 14 Small Glaciers Gone, "Stable" Glaciers Losing Thickness

Thai Drought Drives Nation's Two Largest Reservoirs To 20-Year Lows - 31%, 35% Of Capacity

IPY Conference, Oslo - Winter 2010 Record Cold, Snow Likely Caused By Arctic Sea Ice Loss

Gulf oil spill: Experts disagree on kindest way to deal with oiled-up birds

MS Gov Barbour (R) Dislikes Escrow Plan - "We Need Them (BP) To Generate Revenue To Pay Us"

Expansion Of Nuclear Energy Is A Key Contributor To Combating Climate Change (IEA)

BP Oil Slick Now Threatens 60 percent of America's Tidal Marshes

US Forest bars motorists

OK, RI, TN, AR - More Freak Floods, New Records Just As Predicted By Bush Admin. Study In 2007 - AFP

Global warming book withdrawn from Millard Public Schools

Tinfoil Porsche Runs on Pedal Power

50 Billion gallons of ethanol, from carbon monoxide, from world's steel producers: LanzaTech

BP's next challenge: Disposal of tainted sludge - (Coskata's got the answer: Turn it into ethanol!)

Argentina-South Korea


I'm Going to vomit- Golf Channel

World Cup on ESPN Radio

Zenyatta Stands Alone With Record 17th Win

Confident Rachel Blooms Again in Fleur de Lis


A GREAT match - France vs. Mexico 0-0 at the half

Drogba poised for Brazil start

Should Tebow statue have Bible verse in eye black?

At Least Boston Fans are Sad

Tiger's Gonna Win the US Open

To the sports forumites

Is Jaime Moyer a future Hall of Famer?

Congratulation to the Lakers.

Game #7 - Celtics v Lakers nubs... it's looking like a classic...

Follow-up HOF question, which 10 CURRENT MLB players are Hall of Fame Locks?

Chile's senate scraps changes to mining royalties in Pinera's first bill

Honduras: Violence and Human Rights Violations

Honduras: Violence and Human Rights Violations

Colombia coal blast kills 16 miners, 70 feared dead

Judge's sister assassinated in Bolivar Department, Ven

Venezuelan ship with spoiled food for Haiti is anchored in Puerto Cabello

Colombia will not extradite 'El Aleman'

Lobo attacked over Honduran journalist deaths

Dissidents decry US bill to end Cuba travel ban

Santos and Mockus clash in live debate

Culhane: The pro-Prop-8 argument

Ia. Church group backs gay marriage

Not sure whether to laugh or cry at this one...

How will Judge Walker rule on the Federal Prop 8 Trial?

Eminem Comes Out in Support of Gay Marriage (Yes, Hell Hath Frozen Over)

Toy soldiers run afoul of school's weapons ban

Court: Pot cardholder can carry gun ...

Fewer Guns Mean Fewer Deaths

Getting themselves exempted from the Disclosure Bill was a slick move by the NRA.

How many games will Ubaldo Jimenez win this regular season?

Boeing Workers To Meet With Federal Mediators In Effort To Avoid Strike

Thousands Rally In NYC Protesting Budget Cuts That Threaten Public Jobs And Services

King Elected UAW President

Reid Moves Toward Vote On Bill With Medicare 'Doc Fix,' Medicaid Provisions

Organized Labor...

Today in Labor History June 17 usan B. Anthony goes on trial, "Mother" Jones pleads on conditions

Economic Report: NYC Ranks Third Highest In U.S. Worker Compensation

No way out in bridge collapse (1 worker missing presumed dead)

Temp union jobs with AFL-CIO

Employee monitoring: When IT is asked to spy

A 90-year-old maritime law gets BP off the hook for workers killed on the Deepwater rig

LAT: Hotel workers accuse LAX Hilton of circumventing L.A.'s 'living wage' law

Supreme Court Ruling Wipes Out 600 NLRB Decisions

U.S. Only Industrialized Nation With No Paid Leave For New Parents

help identify this bird, please.

Louisiana... Mississippi River Bridges

Marfa Texas...sunset

Two more days ....and the excitement begins

Wild Flowers

Someone just sent me this link... 20 some photos, any of which,

US Congressmen express ire toward Turkey

Israel to ease Gaza land blockade

Astronomers in astonishing feat of photography

Amazing Starling Flocks Are Flying Avalanches

Lasers in the Jungle

Paul Craig Roberts ~ Helen Thomas: an Appreciation

Next stage ignites in the rocket biz

PMO announces plan to ease Gaza siege, but no such decision made

How the U.S. Corporate Media Got the Israel Flotilla Catastrophe So Wrong

Geologists to be charged for failing to predict earthquake

The Circles of Descartes

Amazed Boffins Probe Ozzy's Genetic Code

What the Israel-bashers learned from Bush

I Can Do It® Online: An All-New Series to Change Your Life!

Some beautiful and relaxing music... feel free to share yours too!

I passed my massage praticuum today!!

Salt reveals resonance patterns in 2d-material


Religious Right Paranoia Knows No Bounds

How Can an Atheist or Non-believer Have Any Moral Compass?

chrisTians of Little Faith to Defy Act of god, will Rebuild Fireproof Version of Giant Butter Jesus

A very interesting article on the reasons people believe in a god

Can anyone point me to some protestant denominations that don't believe the Bible literally?

Study: Botox affects emotions

Mediterranean-Style Diet Improves Heart Function, Twin Study Shows

20% of British Legionnaire Disease cases may be caused by stagnant windshield wiper water

Real Guys Immunize

Vaginal ring may prevent HIV

Overdoses of prescription drugs up drastically, new study says

FDA advisers back 5-day "morning after" pill

Gold at new high while stocks and oil drop