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Archives: June 28, 2010

If Byrd does't make it, and we hope he does, the next in line to be President pro tempore...

OK, so oil starts hitting a beach, IS CLEANING IT UP RIGHT AWAY AN ADDED TRAGEDY?

OK, so oil starts hitting a beach, IS CLEANING IT UP RIGHT AWAY AN ADDED TRAGEDY?

FYI per 538.com: WV - if Senate vacancy occurs before July 3rd, replacement election is in this Nov

Justin Zatkoff: A College Republican Saga Part II

oh humanity!

Spending cuts in Britain worst since World War II

Byrd died.

Breaking: Senator Byrd passed away.

SF Pride Flash Mob: Group Performs 'We Go Together' From 'Grease' at Gay Pride Festival (Video)

It's Navy recruiting week in Boston

New F-16s Helps Pak, US Relations Grow

U.S. officials say Karzai aides are derailing corruption cases involving elite

Muqtada Sadr's Mahdi Army militiamen slowly resurface

Military Costs Under Review in Bid to Trim Waste

Indiana Gov Mitch Daniels Wants Public Schools to Give Away Property to private charter operators

Indiana Gov Mitch Daniels Wants Public Schools to Give Away Property to private charter operators

People of faith, listen up...

Alex tracks eastward.; increased waves, winds,T-storms expected at site

How can a country cut education

Two little-noticed lawsuits allege Corbett has mismanaged Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office

Antigay NY Dem Cleared in Corruption Probe

Guy running for Senator here in Illinois has put himself under house arrest to avoid the press

Medvedev becomes first iPhone 4 owner in Russia

Sen. Robert C. Byrd plays the Grand Ol' Opry

Jenna Shrub visits Yellowstone on "Today". Do the BUSHes ever spend their own dime?!1

Texas GOP platform comes out against oral sex, strip clubs, UN and SCOTUS

C-SPAN should be dead to me

6 year old girl on terror watchlist

Job interview on tap: Elena Kagan's ordeal to begin (Cole Cartoon)

I think Dick Cheney went to the wrong doctor...

Will Petraeus Thwart Obama's Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan?

Oil Leak TOON. Too true to be funny.

U.S. to cooperate with Russia on global missile defense system

U.S. to cooperate with Russia on global missile defense system

Good profile of a good journalist

Trapped drunk driver opens another beer as awaits rescue

At 97, Marine Corps vet still shoots for the moon

Leave Afghanistan Now

Kagan: Cal ruling on religious landlady 'outrageous'

"Don' know much about history." Please come CAPTION Head Wreck 101!!!!

NATO, Civilians Give Two Accounts of Fatal Operation

Toon: The sorry state of Journalism today

Ospreys leave new belly gun in the dust

In what city or cities has your state convention been held since 2000?

Why employers like 401(k) plans so much. Heads they win, tails you lose

Supreme Court extends gun rights (5-4 ruling incorporates Second Amendment)

I say we reject Kagan, clone Stevens, and nominate and confirm his clone

The Oil Drum: TS Alex Threat Increases to Oil Slick, Cheating Our Energy Future, and More

Post your favorite Senator Byrd moment

Head Wreck gets to the fart of the matter. PLease come CAPTION!!!!

Losing at soccer and at war

Did Bill Clinton cause USA soccer team to lose?

Senator Byrd's Magnificent Speech Opposing Iraq War Invasion 3/19/03 Part 2

G20 fiasco: Big European/Canadian leaders are all conservatives!

Sharron Angle’s energy plan: Deregulate the ‘mining industry,’ as well as the ‘oil and petroleum

As Canada's Democracy Trembles, a New Global Architecture Emerges

Excuse me but does the GOM beach, the water and sky above belong to BP?

Crist backs McCain on offshore drilling

Over 1 million to lose unemployment aid, will Bush tax cuts be extended? Cost $250 B!

Over 1 million to lose unemployment aid, will Bush tax cuts be extended? Cost $250 B!

Was U.S. Rep. Mike Pence's voice among the chanters you hear in the ad? It was and he is proud of it

2 NATO oil tankers torched in Pakistan's Balochistan province

Too Big to Fail? Barack Obama and David Cameron agree BP must not collapse

Damn. Senator Byrd died.

True Blood Fans Check in! What a shocking twist at the end of last night's episode *spoiler*

Robert Byrd's Senate Speech Re: Iraq War

Robert Byrd's Senate Speech Re: Iraq War

Private Prison To Hire 200

Jeff Sessions Says Elena Kagan Has 'Serious Deficiencies

Clarity coming on the Byrd situation

Hey g20, you did a heck of a job! What book titles will emerge from this fiasco?

State Agency Investigating Alvin Greene's Finances

Programs for At-Risk Women on NJ Gov's Chopping Block

HUGE Day at the Supreme Court

Dupe n/t

Gun Ruling -- Another example of Right Wing Hypocrites

Is it me or does Elena Kagan's hearing look like a Saturday Night Live skit. . .

cornyn's statement against Kagan...what do you say?

cornyn's statement against Kagan...what do you say?

m$nbc - 'petreaus turned around a losing war in iraq'

CREW calls for investigation into WH use of private email accounts, meeting lobbyists in cafes

Atlanta counties look to prison labor to relieve budget pressure

Congress Passes America is #1 Bill!

Alvin Greene's Finances Investigated

After Securing Special Backroom Deal, Scott Brown Indicates He’ll Still Vote Against

jeff sessions 'there are serious concerns about this nominee'

Justice Stevens, in his last act, sums up the appropriate role of hate groups under the law

Howard Kurtz asks if reporter has "regrets" over verbatim quotes that cost McChrystal his job

Watch out: YouTube exposes your Gmail contacts

University accrediation and ranking - can someone point me to good sources?

The death of a free-press is almost as bad as the death of the gulf

Court: Christian group can't bar gays, get funding

CBS Crawford supplies GOP with falsehoods about Kagan, GOP will use those falsehoods

Palin: Obama Selling Out Israel

Ah the end is near (for US Economic Dominance)

Worth repeating. Republicans HATE the Government but DEMAND support when a crisis hits.

Vet, facing deportation, says Army let him down

Boy Slaves (1939) on TCM now. Some pretty good casting here.

"Personally I Take Everything Glenn (Beck) Says On Faith.

(so wrong!) "We don’t have an income gap. We have a stupid gap."

At what point does it stop being "trusts people too much" and starts being EVIL?

"You obviously don't know the first thing about being fair and balanced"

T Is For...

I look at my TV and realize the could be another Antonin Scalia clone instead of Elena Kagan there

Toon- Protecting vital industry

A Brief Eulogy for Senator Byrd

VP Biden's son back at work as Delaware AG

Flash: Dick Cheney to be released from hospital today.

Alan Grayson: Which Party is the Peace Party?

Kagan hearing up now, check in

Say what you will about republicans (dial up warning)

the cable chatter over Kagan is full blown

Stabenow: 'The Republicans in the Senate want this economy to fail.'

Mike Huckabee's "Ick Factor"

neither cnn or m$nbc showed russ feingold speaking on ms kagan

Ms. Kagan's expression...

I don't have CSPAN3 and just want to...

I don't have CSPAN3 and just want to...

G-n summits are always good for some ridiculous photos

RMBlog: Map: Gulf of Mexico oil production

Women freeze eggs to wait for 'Mr Right'

Obama calls for dramatic expansion of wireless spectrum

Horsey TOON: Repubs just can't help themselves...

Labor government extends welfare quarantine powers across Australia

Larisa Alexandrovna: Supreme Court Ruling May Not Help Democrats Targeted By Bush US Attorneys

protecting what?

Crist: We Need to Ban Oil Drilling Off Florida

Kagan Hearing..The Cliff Notes Version

Crist: We Need to Ban Oil Drilling Off Florida

Any Questions Today, or is it Just Senatorial Bloviation?

U.S. Plans 'Extraordinary Measures' to Rescue Turtles Along Gulf Coast

Video from gaming site puts to shame our major media.

Selling Alaska's Water?

There are now bankster sharks in the water

There are now bankster sharks in the water

The Rude Pundit: Dead Byrd

Author Nicholas Carr: The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains

Supreme Court extends gun rights to states, cities

If owning a gun is a 'right' shouldn't the gun lobby insist on guns being made here?

NFL and NCAA Football Brain Injury-Chris Henry (Bengals) Brain Injury Like 80-90 Yr Old

MSNBC Coverage of Kagan Confirmation Hearings

just turned back to abc and these crazy people are on against obama

Conservatives Trash Robert Byrd While His Body is Still Warm

Relief wells to contain Gulf oil spill progressing

The "Huck Factor"

The BP oil slick is seven and a half times the size of the restricted zone surrounding Chernobyl.

Krugman has called it a Depression. How long do you think it will last?

Robert C Byrd has passed away...

Here's an analogy for the Hearing's coverage on CNN and MSNBC:

Here We Go Again

We are nearing 100 NATO dead in Afghanistan this month, something that happened only 8 times in Iraq

Anyone looking for a job?

Sound the depths of a black hole. Please come CAPTION Ms. Hair A'flailin'!!!!

Sea Shepherd on Larry King Live! This Thursday, July 1 at 9PM

Mexican Candidate for Governor Is Assassinated

Sen Graham: "It's ok to be liberal" as long as you are not in any position of power.

Latest view of spill from space

"Sen. Al" at the Unitarian Universalist annual meeting...

Gulf Tourism - Summer of 2010- "Like visiting a loved one, on their deathbed"

Martin Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice's husband, dies

Ted Kennedy, My Friend and Colleague - By Senator Byrd 2009

Americans United Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Against Discriminatory Religious Club At Law School

Reports: U.S. Ships Massing Off Iran Coast As Israel Prepares To Strike

What good is it to be a super power?

Child Labor...

Tin Foil Du Jour

And in other news, Sarbanes-Oxley thumbs up, Jessie and Sandra done

Regarding smoking, how long have we taught kids "not to smoke?"

CHART OF THE DAY: Reminder, The Deficit You're Freaking Out About Is Bush's Fault

Where Have all the Peaceniks Gone?

Two Week Protest in Washington DC begins this Sunday July 4

EEK! Bachmann pushes for a future where America is run by Rep. Steve King and his allies.

Macaca moment: Allen surfaces at Palin rally to say he's "sick & tired of being jerked around"

Car exhaust fumes kill family in rat extermination plan

True or false: Violence by protestors is never acceptable

Dan Boren ad here in Okla.

Byrd’s Way

Cutbacks that will kill in Detroit: emergency service workers

DAMN! Column from my other Senator re:Gulf ...help me reply

Donald Duck arrested after crash

Donald Duck arrested after crash

GOP/TeaParty want Supreme Court to side with Corporate Dominance over this nation and

What is the great divide in American politics?

Al Franken/S.Whitehouse to speak out on the dangers of corporate/private powers

Thurgood Marshall Takes Center Stage At Kagan Hearings

Biden will be making a statement about Senator Byrd shortly. nt

Joshua Dumaw

Joshua Dumaw

Is it too late for Obama to turn public perception around on his handling of the oil spill?

Wall Street Hiring Is Picking Up Even While Rest of Nation Lags

When exactly did Robert Byrd go through this miraculous change in his bigoted ways?

When exactly did Robert Byrd go through this miraculous change in his bigoted ways?

Unemployment rate by age group

Unemployment rate by age group

Kagan will be painted as an extreme left wing liberal by the repubicans on Judiciary . . . . .

Rachel Maddow To Anchor From Afghanistan Next Week

"Ask not what your country can do for you".. "Give 'til it hurts".. "servicing" the service economy

Researchers predict larger 'dead zone' in Gulf this year; oil spill effect unclear

Sen. Robert Byrd... the response in West Virginia

Mexican singer El Shaka killed after denying his murder

Help Wanted: 'Voluntour' Guide to Crisis Hotspots

How many of your states or towns are facing a crisis similar to the national one on Social Security?

I have decided that I will support Elana Kagan confirmation

Hispanics withdraw their applications for VP of Univ. of Arizona, cite immigration law as the reason

Growing influence of MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' seen with McChrystal story

Dylan Ratigan

"GOP wants benefits for wealthy, not jobless." Chicago Sun-Times editorial

NOSTALGIA: Ten arrested in US on charges of spying for Russia

US Supreme Court deals pedophilia blow for Vatican

Jeff Sessions . . . . . Jeff Fucking Sessions . . . . .

Ex-Chicago cop convicted of lying about torture

(Sustainable Defense) Task force: Budget fix requires extreme cuts

can we change the "date everything changed" from 9-11-01 to 4-20-10?

If I was Apple, I would sell toasters!

Americans are treated, and overtreated, to death

Sticking the Public With the Bill for the Bankers' Crisis - Naomi Klein/The Nation

Sticking the Public With the Bill for the Bankers' Crisis - Naomi Klein/The Nation

G20 protestors breaking store windows are nothing but thugs...

Extent of the gusher...

Extent of the gusher...

How about this idea for gulf clean up?

Palin: 'Such oversight is in the best industry of our nation and the public and industry.'

Barton's apology to BP makes perfect sense.

Senator Byrd may lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda

With Sen. Byrd gone, what are the chances that coal miners will find a protector?

With Sen. Byrd gone, what are the chances that coal miners will find a protector?

Is Jan Brewer becoming the new Sarah Palin re: candidate endorsements?

Steve Forbes celebrates Robert Byrd’s death: ‘Good news’ for Wall Street.

Iceland -- a short video on John Perkins' website

Making the world safe for democracy

Forrest Gump’s Shrimping Grounds Shut Down by BP Spill Monday, June 28, 2010 Forrest Gump’s Shrimpin

Republicans: Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish - HuffPo

The Flight and Crash of "Blackwater 61"

Illinois Prisoner Dies From Burst Spleen After Begging For Help For Nine Days

Mississippi officials slam Coast Guard as BP oil hits shores

Right wing groups stage hissy fit protest, but got the location where the media would be wrong

Bacteria Found in Reusable Grocery Bags - Wash those bags

GE Appliance Division head collapses during Biden speech

Alan Grayson tells about Congresswoman Nita Lowey saying NO to more funds for war

TEDx Oil Spill LIVE (watch the conference live this afternoon)

Twenty six hundred boats and an oil slick the size of Maryland is winning

I love how conservatives throw around nebulous terms like evil and patriotism.

A Rousing Day of Commons

Flew over the Gulf 6 hours ago, just as the sun was setting.

"It doesn't smell like the beach. It smells like a gas station."

"It doesn't smell like the beach. It smells like a gas station."

Who is this yuppie replacing Ed Schultz tonight?

Pelosi: There Will Be 'A SERIOUS DRAWDOWN ' From Afghanistan In July 2011

Last year, Kennedy's death killed the health care reform we wanted. Will Byrd's death do the same...

Raise the retirement age? Older people are among the highest unemployed right now!

When Ted Kennedy died, there was a media shit-storm. Why nothing for Byrd?

Jennifer Capriati: Sending Best Wishes and Thoughts to one of our most amazing athletes in distress

Are cells the new cigarettes?

Caption Jon Kyl

One Year After Honduran Coup: U.S. Gov't Still Supports the Repressive Regime:

Bombers Away? The B-1 Could Be Near Its Demise

Obama and British PM Cameron: BP Should Remain "A Strong and Stable Company"

Mother Jones Timeline: Sex, American Style

Team USA World Cup hero Landon Donovan 'fathered love child with a British woman'

Team USA World Cup hero Landon Donovan 'fathered love child with a British woman'

Don't Forget Who's at Fault-by Meteor Blades

Supreme Court ruling underscores need for more firearms education

(In response to Fox News) US Department of Labor statement on ‘We Can Help’ campaign

John Adams on education.

If you're outraged at BP, you should be pulling for the Netherlands to win the World Cup

Robert C Byrd: "We Stand Passively Mute."

Maybe the libertarian wack jobs and extreme wingnuts are right!

Quote of the day : Rick Santorum

It looks like the track of Alex will miss the bulk of the oil spill

Hilarious - the Capelli and Lippi show at the 2010 World Cup

Obama vindicated. FBI tapes show no deal with Blagojevich over Senate seat.

Modern Alchemy: Turning Fear into Profit

Question: Now that Senator Byrd has died, do we still have 60+ votes for the financial reform bill.

Airline Food Fails To Meet Health Standards (FDA)

Porn sites get their own domain: '.xxx'

The Ohio Democrat Party Fails to Release Personal Information of Gun Owners

"... geysers of tar issuing from the ground..."

Sharron Angle: Deregulate Big Oil & Drill ANWR

How the Media Mislead the Public about Venezuela: Sackur's Interview with Chavez (Marc Weisbrot)

Cheney leaves hospital after treatment

Violence Policy Center Statement on McDonald v. Chicago Decision

Farewell, Stevens: The Supreme Court Loses Its Cryptographer

Barry Goldwater a Moderate??

New Deal or Reaganomics?

BP Runs Two Dozen Full-Page New York Times Ads

Tea Party Convention Postponed -- Vegas In July Is Too Hot!

Louisiana Judge Feldman protecting his Exxon stock, and not the law.

BP hiring James Lee Witt?

Montana GOP platform seeks to criminalize 'homosexual acts'

Tea Party against the Free Market (so I guess that makes just about everyone)

As Canada's Democracy Trembles, a New Global Architecture Emerges

HuffPo: Lara Logan Slams Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone Over McChrystal Article

US Senate confirms Obama judicial nominee Gary Feinerman unanimously

MT GOP calls for a ban on homosexual acts and "avoidable consequences" for Young Offenders...

Storm Alex

No booze, no nudity at Missouri strip clubs

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

Oh wow, Rick Barber just out-crazied himself, talking to Lincoln. Comes with free Godwin!

Scam alert!

Oklahoma police tase an 86-year-old bedridden grandmother

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!

Can Fiction become reality?

Should There be a Special Election to Replace Sen. Byrd?

Feinstein: If Petraeus Wants Afghanistan Troop Drawdown Scrapped, 'Give It To Him, Absolutely'

The Deficit Commission: No Results Revealed 'til After Nov Elections

Alex Is Back Over Water, And In The Gulf... Sitting Stationary At The Moment...

R.I.P.

(Wash. state) Government Agencies Award $418,000 in Political Surveillance Case

GOP finally apologizes....

I propose we jump from April 14 directly to April 21 every year.....

How many OPs a day is a good amount?

Re the Hearings on Kagan . . . lots of interesting comments . . .

Rand Paul at Christian Homeschoolers Conference: Schools and Hospitals Part of Our ‘Welfare State'

G20 Protesters Being Abducted, Bundled Into Unmarked Vans In Toronto

Bruce Fein Schools Henry Kissinger

Remind me to avoid Miami from September 16th to the 18th.

You think you own whatever land you land on / The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim

what's more important?

VIDEO: Sen. Robert Byrd on Iraq invasion - Mar. 13, 2003

House Dems, Citing Corruption, Block Reconstruction Funds For Afghanistan

House Dems, Citing Corruption, Block Reconstruction Funds For Afghanistan

House Dems, Citing Corruption, Block Reconstruction Funds For Afghanistan

House Dems, Citing Corruption, Block Reconstruction Funds For Afghanistan

House Dems, Citing Corruption, Block Reconstruction Funds For Afghanistan

House Dems, Citing Corruption, Block Reconstruction Funds For Afghanistan

House Dems, Citing Corruption, Block Reconstruction Funds For Afghanistan

Russell Pearce, SB1070, and links to hate groups

NH woman on oxygen dies after power cut to home

George Will Thinks Unemployment Benefits Aren't Stimulative

Is Daily Kos overrated?

Women freeze eggs to wait for 'Mr Right'

Florida to give more work to company late with FCAT scores. Where's the accountability?

KO and David Corn tearing

As expected Stanley McChrystal is retiring from the Army

Denver police officer suspended during excessive-force investigation

As union membership declined, wages and benefits declined too

DU is wrong again -- man pictured jumping on burning cop car wasn't an agent provocateur

Just saw "Green Zone" on PPV

Kyl: Kagan praised Thurgood Marshall -- and she would help the underdog

Wayne LaPierre from the NRA on the PBS NewsHour gloating

I didn't realize the founders "originally intended" the second amendment to apply to states

Commentary: 'The New Jim Crow' by Michelle Alexander, a must read

The “New Austerity” Road to Neoserfdom

Yanno . . . . . it all comes down to ending those two fucking wars.

Yanno . . . . . it all comes down to ending those two fucking wars.

Facebook took the Boycott BP page down.

Do You Commute by Auto, or Some Other Means, Work at Home, or Something Else?

AP: Illinois inmate died in agony while pleading for help

Sen. Daniel Inouye will almost certainly be elected President pro tempore of the Senate

Ian Buruma's scathing review of Hitch-22

CHART OF THE DAY: Reminder, The Deficit You're Freaking Out About Is Bush's Fault

Reagan Was Wrong: The 9 Most Terrifying Words Are, "I'm a Libertarian and the Market Will Save You"

NASA commander: No sex on International Space Station

Burqa bans grow fashionable in Europe

Venezuela's private retailers targeted as Hugo Chávez declares 'economic war'

Next time someone says, "we need to drill more to break out dependence of foreign oil." Mention this

Nev GOP Senate Candidate Sharron Angle said that

Nev GOP Senate Candidate Sharron Angle said that

Supreme Court rules against UC student group that excluded gays

British get natural McNuggets, Americans get the bad McNuggets

Corexit: One of Most Toxic Dispersants Ever Developed & Also Toxic to Plants:

46 States Facing Greek-Like Budget Crisis and Austerity Cuts

Why these wars just cannot be stopped so easily

Obama gets Nader-backed Consumer Financial Protection Agency in new reform bill.

Christian groups seek Comcast's porn revenues before proposed merger

Portland, Oregon: 19.4 million in cuts to education, 4.3% of budget, 200+ positions cut

MSNBC's goal for the day: Only show Republicans speaking.

I just saw that video of the VP and the manager. Biden is right, but he needs to keep his mouth shut

I just saw that video of the VP and the manager. Biden is right, but he needs to keep his mouth shut

Arizona Female GOP Candidate's Ad: Look How Many Different Guns I Can Shoot (VIDEO)

Maine rally to launch tour for traditional marriage

Yes, we NEED more hand guns in this country, murder rate per 100,000 population....

No more fillings? Gel regenerates teeth

Well, we had one of those "Hands across the Sands" things here...

To clarify an earlier post: True or False -in a democracy, violent protests are sometimes acceptable

Six Times and He's Still Not Out

Obama: U.S. to be in Afghanistan for "a long time to come...I don't have a crystal ball"

Lol. Palin lauds Reagan's time spent at California's Eureka College. Which is in Illinois.

Paul McCartney Refuses to Apologize to George W. Bush

Has Anybody Wiki'd DU?

Bachmann to Lead Birther-Filled Lineup at Taking America Back Conference

Each day, several times, my wife, daughters and I think....

My wife is looking for some books on American and Constitutional philosphy?

Gay man claims Parkersburg officers beat him

Sleep, Dreaming, and National Suicide

Tweety, you lying hypocritical son of a bitch

Humane Society Mourns Death of U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd

Pssst . . . . . Jeff . . . . . c'mere . . . . . .

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Dies after Pro Debut

Boycotting BP. Come ON, folks.

This is why I hate those god damned cop "reality" shows

RIP Senator Robert C. Byrd

I challenge everybody on DU to give up their car for the month of August.

A lesson the Obama administration NEVER EVER seems to learn when it comes to "negotiating" with

The next time some asshat republican tries to argue

SCOTUS upholds college nondiscrimination policy.

Demand That the Fiscal Commission Keep Social Security and Medicare Intact

Bushesque evil? Steve Forbes: 'Good news: Financial reform bill may still fail b/c of loss of Byrd'

The Deficit Crisis Is A Fantasy - FDL

Boeing Shares Tumble 44% Before Exchanges Cancel Trades

Shame On ANYbody, From ANY Party, That Does Not Address This Immediately !!!

"No insurance, no job. S.S. Disability has turned him down. He's only 29, he's devastated."

"Grandma, can we turn that blathering loudmouth off?"

Big Brother is watching Big Pharmaceuticals too

Amazing Original Photographs from the Civil War

Two killed in South Shore after driver stops for ducks

Wow. I thought I was disgusted by BP before..but after tonight's Rachel Maddow Show..

Screw school prayer

Economics Is Hard . . . Especially For Those Who Got Everything Wrong - FDL

The American Economy: Making Money By Keeping People Unemployed

2nd amendment is a fundemental right?

2nd amendment is a fundemental right?

Minimum wage in 1968 was $1.60, with today's purchase power of $10.03

The single most awe-inspiring fact about Byrd I've heard

John Hussman: It's Official, The Data Says Another Recession Is Coming

Teddy and Robert

Paul Krugman makes it official. We're in a depression.

Helen Thomas to DU--follow up: you people are "uplifting!"

COBRA running out; convert to indiv. plan = $1978 PER MONTH for just ME.

All Of My Love

design a cast for the film version of hiaasen's "Double Whammy"

I PROPOSE MORE ANTHURIUMS

Grateful Dead lyricist Hunter teams up with Jim Lauderdale in "Patchwork River"

I really don't mind being told what to do, by someone who knows what s/he is doing

DU Album of the Day: Robert Byrd's "Mountain Fiddler"

****EXTRA- EXTRA**** Ford has devised a car that runs on water!!!

Note to MLB: You know, there are teams from states other than Florida that can be no-hit

From GTA IV: Republican Space Rangers

Funniest video evah! Lightbulb by Rachel Goodrich

How bad is the economy.....

Arcos de la Frontera

Let's play "My excuse is"

Friendly reminder. I don't give a FUCK if it's a DUPLICATE.

Would you rather be held directly responsible for an imbroglio or a brouhaha?

Now... we wait

I have a great idea for a web-business

I have an idea.

I challenge everybody on DU to give up their cat for the month of August.

Kitties love to initiate a freshly cleaned litter box don't they?

I got this tune stuck in my head and I can't remember the name. Can someone help me?

Nimoy and Shatner beam into Vancouver

How Many Prescription Meds SHOULD You Take Daily?

BTW

Was there a problem with the website for about 5 or 10 minutes?

Oklahoma woman with 5x legal blood acohol limit busted after picking up stray raccoon

Best Tea Party sign ever

Man, today was a scorcher. Even the cars are melting

Cue the banging head against a brick wall smiley

Please keep an eye on your children.

Fear Not Lounge Lizards, All of Your Movie Prayers Have Been Answered

The mailman delivered my vuvuzela this morning

Meet the harmonica man.

for the cowbell fans.....

Anybody else know of a singer who affects them like syrup of Ipecac?

Does anyone watch "Hung" on HBO? ** spoilers **

Is it just me, or is this the most poorly written news article ever?

"I'll be there for YOOOOOOU" UPDATE: Joey, drunk off his ass. It's the Joey Special! Double Scotch!

US pilot detained for showing underwear in Brazil

Anybody watching the Reds/Phillies game tonight?

I saw something that threw me for a loop the other day.

If you're outraged at BP, you should be pulling for the Netherlands to win the World Cup

My Mom's story about Robert Byrd and family.....

Team USA World Cup hero Landon Donovan 'fathered love child with a British woman'

Is anyone here good with numbers?

Post a song to the sun gods/goddesses (of summer)

Rachel Maddow on Leno!

GIVE ME these shoes

Question about an old DUer

Two random pics from my photobucket.

Do people to "rent-to-own" for houses? What does it mean? Please help.

I am the id of DU and I say:

DU SONG OF THE DAY IN MEMORY SENATOR BYRD

So...I did the prep as directed. Had a rotten night. Woke up this morning day of scope

How many cats in this picture?

My best friend's son and I came up with what will be the best new food craze of 2010

last meal requests!!!!

I smell like anal glands.

Despicable Me

Donald Duck arrested after crash

My best friend's daughter and I came up with what will be the best new food craze of 2010

We got a cat last week from the CT Humane Society, but

cities

I feel like reposting something from 2006, "For Those Born Between 1930 and 1970":

How Many Prescription Meds Do You Take Daily?

Anyone seen "Good Hair" the movie by Chris Rock? Is it any good?

what does a minor stroke mean?

ha! just turned on my furnace. Made me remember how much I prefer winter.

My tomato plant fell over.

Well SHIT...scope came back inconclusive....

Scary Tokyo (Narita Airport ) Landing....

True Blood Fans Check in! What a shocking twist at the end of last night's episode *spoiler*

Post your favorite facts about Gilbert Gottfried.

DU sayings we miss.....

Husband had to kill a pygmy rattler. (Warning: Pic a little on the gory side.)

Elton John Youtube songs.... your faves

Facebook partners with BP to allow Oil Drilling in Farmville... A story of PR Spin.

Whats Your Favorite Ice Cream?

How Do You Commute To Work?

Favorite 1960s TV show?

Have you ever just lived in constant pain?

it's official

One more quick pic thread before I go to the mountains

Of these books by Darwin, which remains most relevant today?

Ohio 6-Year-Old Turns Up on Terror Watch List

Cuban former castaway Elian on military track

Brazil's crucial archives could perish, leaving questions unanswered

Palin: Obama Selling Out Israel

Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

Senate candidate subpoenaed for Blagojevich trial

U.S. officials say Karzai aides are derailing corruption cases involving elite

'Le Monde' to be taken over by tycoon who built fortune on porn

Panama's ex-dictator Noriega faces trial in Paris for money laundering

Four Norwegian soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Mullen: I see Israeli perspective

18 killed in gas explosion in Pakistan's Sindh province

Blagojevich irked by 'thankful' message from Obama aide

NATO, civilians give 2 accounts of fatal operation

BP oil spill: Tony Hayward set to step down, Russian official claims

BP spill costs up to $2.65B; denies CEO resigning

BP Joined In Investigation Of Itself, Contractor

Women freeze eggs to wait for 'Mr Right'

Watch out: YouTube exposes your Gmail contacts

The Flight and Crash of "Blackwater 61"

Supreme Court limits local gun bans

FACTBOX-Foreign companies stepping away from Iran

10 arrested, charged as 'deep cover' spies for Russia

Tobacco Damages Sought by U.S. Rejected by Supreme Court; Altria Advances

Mass. Reaches $2.9M Settlement With ExxonMobil

Justices Uphold Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Court: Christian Group Can't Bar Gays, Get Funding

Wall Street Opposes Wall Street Reform

Masked men attack Gaza summer camp

World Leaders Agree on Timetable for Cutting Deficits

New hurdles for Wall Street reform

Blackwater vied for work in Sudan despite U.S. sanctions, investigation shows

Fairbanks man accused of bulldozer threat to (Census) worker

Students face closure of alternative schools because of L.A. County budget cuts

Obama Opens Door to Space Arms Treaty

Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap

BP Loses $22 Billion in Legacy of Share Buybacks

Airline Food Fails To Meet Health Standards (FDA)

Climate change could wipe out 40% of species in Arab world - report

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Monday June 28

BP 'staked future on expanding offshore drilling'

OPEC urges US to 'look again' at offshore drilling ban

Cuomo Calls Upon Mott's to Bargain in Good Faith

Supreme Court Rejects Appeals of Tobacco Ruling.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part of Sarbanes-Oxley

G20 cleanup in Toronto begins

Rare copy of Declaration found

Philadelphia to bar immigration agents from arrest data

High court rejects Iraq case against Halliburton

As Canada's Democracy Trembles, a New Global Architecture Emerges

Three of 10 alleged Russian spies posed as Canadians: U.S. government

Greeks strike on Tuesday, test government pension reform

Colombia Tapped Ecuador President Correa's Telephones, El Universo Reports

Sen Franken:Supreme Court Caving To Corporations

(TN Gov.) Bredesen signs bill requiring jailers to notify U.S. of illegal immigrant inmates

San Francisco Health Care Law Survives Final Appeal

Plan hatched to move turtle eggs from oil spill

Glaxo's Avandia Harms Patients, Should Be Pulled, Doctors Say

Angry US House lawmaker cuts aid to Afghanistan

Pentagon looks for $100B in cost savings

U.S. and Afghan forces launch major assault in eastern province of Konar

Byrd special election to be held in 2012

BP Spill Costs at $2.65 Billion as Relief Well Work Continues

US Supreme Court deals pedophilia blow for Vatican

R.I.P., Senator Robert Byrd

Hatch: GOP won't filibuster Kagan

Byrd's Replacement

Bill Press is on Joe Madison Show talking about TOXIC talk

Poll: Public supports firing of Gen. McChrystal

BP Discussing a Backup Strategy to Plug Well

Oil Spill's Economic Damage May Not Go Beyond Gulf

"Whose Supreme Court is it?"

"Robert Byrd dies at 92"

My Short Letter To A Right Wing Rag In Maine

Report: Turkey closes airspace to Israel following Gaza flotilla raid

Why not talk about Florida-style aristocratic politics? GOP talks about Chicago-style politics.

Boston Globe article claims Brown outpolls Kerry and Obama, but dig deeper

If we leave Afghanistan now or 5 years from now.....will it make ANY difference?

Gov. Manchin will appoint someone to sit in Byrd's seat until election in the Fall, when he may run.

President Obama: Byrd had courage to change

Elena Kagan to urge court to be 'modest,' respect will of people at hearings

OMG! Scott Brown in more popular than Kerry or Obama in MA (Boston Globe poll)

Pope reprimands cardinal over sex abuse criticism

The President knows about YouTube, right?

New Palin defense fund soliciting donations

Colonel charged with gun smuggling (Iran Contra Figure)

Pass the antivert, and advil.. then explain this to me

Bobby Byrd took care of his own.....

Procedure To Fill Senator Byrd's Vacant Senate Seat

Obama and History

Tea Party Can't Handle The Heat: Vegas Too Hot For Summer Convention

** Heads Up: Elena Kagan's Supreme Court Nomination Hearing, Day 1 **

Case for Impeachment of Judge Martin Feldman

Robert Kuttner: It's the Jobs, Stupid

Florida Republican leaders drawing up Arizona-styled anti-immigrant legislation

large twist with sprinkles, smartass..

Who Is Responsible For The Deficit?

Calif. advances bill creating special Reagan day

GOPers Trash Thurgood at Kagan Hearings (VIDEO)

Kerry Introduces Elena Kagan

Obama is building a legislative record worthy of FDR & LBJ

L.A. Times blogger is also a professional Republican flack

Blackwater's new sugar daddy: the Obama administration

"White House launches plan to boost broadband"

Naomi Klein...Report from Toronto! ----G20 FIASCO? Protests..and What does it Mean?

Obama cites 'obsession' on Afghanistan timeline

Justice Department announces arrests of 10 secret agents allegedly spying for Russia,

Kerry on the Passing of Senator Robert Byrd

"Dems Introduce Stand-Alone Unemployment Insurance Bill" - OpenCongress.Org....

9 Years In, U.S. Finally Tries to Get a Grip on Warzone Contractors

WH to host chat on comprehensive energy and climate legislation

GOP: It's not even coded bigotry anymore (Joan Walsh)

Bill Clinton: President Obama not getting his due ('Brilliant, articulate & Exceedingly Empathetic')

Feingold to vote No on Wall Street Reform

Rights violations hang over new Colombian president

Ex-Chicago policeman guilty of lying about torture

Gulf farmers asked to flood fields for migrating birds

Krugman: The Third Depression

Mexican Candidate for Governor Is Assassinated

FDA urges less antibiotics in meat

New (Ne) abortion law challenged

McChrystal tells Army he'll retire

"Feingold and the Lucys"

(Chicago Mayor) Daley: City will revise gun law after Supreme Court ruling

Cheney to be released from the hospital Monday: spokesman

Need some DU help to counter a freeper on Facebook

Judge's racial, ethnic slurs set off a tempest

Obama IS a Democrat, and FDR IS a Democrat

White House unveils plan to free up spectrum for wireless broadband

Does the oil pumped from the Gulf of Mexico "belong" to the US?

Is it me or does it seem like we are headed for another major economic collapse?

Brown outpolls Kerry, Obama

It's pretty clear Jeff Sessions sees civil rights as a result of judicial activism

Thurgood Marshall deserves this nation's undying gratitude, not trashing from the GOP

Hoover's advisors contributed to FDR's first banking legislation and FDR was opposed to the FDIC

9 in 10 doctors blame lawsuit fears for overtesting

Democratic Economic Accomplishment Over the last 70 Years, three graphs every American should see

(New Australian Prime Minister) Gillard won't play religion card

Feingold says won't vote to advance Wall St bill

Former Half Term Gov Palin to Obama: "You asked for the job...so buck up."

Bill Clinton: We May Have to Blow Up Oil Well

Steve Forbes celebrates Robert Byrd’s death: ‘Good news’ for Wall Street.

[The President] has prescribed is to borrow more money if he can and to go further into debt...

[The President] has prescribed is to borrow more money if he can and to go further into debt...

Pentagon looks for 100 billion in cost savings

Bill Clinton: Obama is brilliant, exceedingly empathetic and not getting his due

PPP Poll: GOP nomination Newt, Palin, Huck & Romney close in TX & PA

Supreme Court rules Chicago gun ban unconstitutional

Obama, activists to push on immigration reform

"DNC Launches Major Citizen-Tracker Project, Urging Activists To Film GOP"

Russ Feingold's Bad Choice: "It's not a time for Feingold to worry about his reputation..."

Obama is not FDR

Sen. Robert Byrd dies

DU lounge challenge: Let's name a book set in every state.

West Virginia GOP may sue to force special election

gulf coast interviews

Senator Byrd's Speech Opposing Iraq War 3/19/03 Part 2

Capitol Hill Agenda: June 28, 2010

"The World's a Mess": 20,000 Come to Motor City for U.S. Social Forum

Gregory to McCain - Why do we have to recruit Afghan soldiers? Nobody has to recruit the Taliban.

How A Movement Is Made

Young Turks: How Many Millionaires Are There In The World?

Welcome to KKKanada

Rachel Maddow debunks the 'it's raining oil' video

Bill Clinton Suggests Blowing Up the Well in Gulf

Sessions contradicts himself on role of judges

Electric Daisy Carnival: More Than 100 Hospitalized During LA Festival

Sen. Byrd Remembered by Franken, Klobuchar

TYT: Restrepo - ReThink Review & Discussion (Soldier Worship & More)

G20 TORONTO - Riots @ G20 Expose Police Brutality

Robert Byrd and Redemption

Thom Hartmann - Has ANY conservative done ANYthing good for the working person?

HR 4213 - CONGRESS! ACT NOW OR FACE 15 MILLION SOON - Unemployment extensions

Olbermann: Life of Sen. Byrd w/ Lawrence O'Donnell

Sen Franken:Supreme Court Caving To Corporations

Pass the Unemployment Extension Please

Thom Hartmann asks Kieran Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity, Is BP guilty of ecocide?

Keith Olbermann Special Comment On Heartless Republicans

Republicans Kill Unemployment Benefits - Why?

Naomi Klein: The Real Crime Scene Was Inside the G20 Part 1

Unemployment Extension UPDATE June 28, 2010, WATCH THIS NOW!!!

The Bi-Partisan Sham

Al Franken's Excellent Opening Remarks at Kagan Hearings

Kucinich: "We Cannot Afford to Continue This War"

RFK, Jr. Discusses Catholic Church Scandals

Worst Person In The World! - Sarah Palin

Kevin Costner's Oil Spill Centrifuge Technology Deployed

Unemployment Extension Monday June 28 2010 HR4213 dead. S3520 alive!!

Bill Clinton: Obama is brilliant, exceedingly empathetic and not getting his due

Burn Pits 'Agent Orange' of Iraq, Afghanistan? - 'I was told to shut up...'

FOX NOISE calls unemployed Welfare Queens!

AZ GOP Candidate Shoots Lots of Guns-GORMAN Final 6-27-10 .mov

EXPOSED! - G20 Police in Black Bloc Anarchist Gear @ 0:45 - Toronto

One Year Later: Honduras Resistance Strong Despite US-Supported Coup

Unexpected Environmental Alliances Amidst The Oil Spill: 'Jesus Will Rip Your Head Off'

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One Year Later: Honduras Resistance Strong Despite US-Supported Coup

Self-delete n/t

Porter: When police stick to phony script (...G20 police tactics)

Paul Krugman: The Third Depression

Say What? (James Howard Kunstler)

Some Days

Concerns About BP Relief Well Success Rise Along With Evidence of Chemical Damage, Spread of Oil

Guardian: Honduras, one year after the coup

Greentech Stategic “Investment” in a Plutocracy

Naomi Klein: Sticking the Public With the Bill for the Bankers' Crisis

"Your humanitarian work could land you in jail" (Mary Shaw)

Dupe..deleted by OP..

Kagan opening remarks:

Funniest Protest Signs of 2010

A Sneak Peek: Rolling Stone Covers Gen McChrystal's Retirement Party

GOP Kagan Strategy: Bash Thurgood Marshall

America's totalitarian democracy and the politics of plunder, or, life is a titty tuck and a Dodge t

Fast facts: High court's gun-rights ruling at a glance

"It isn't about smart vs dumb

Pregnant Women Are Being Sent to U.S. to Have Terrorist Babies, Congressman Says

The Danger of Austerity

We are now in the early stages of a third depression: Paul Krugman

Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide

Sen Franken:Supreme Court Caving To Corporations

Michelangelo hid brain image in chapel, scientists say

Why Washington is More Right-Wing Than the Rest of the Country (Cenk @ Huffington Post)

More American women not having children: report

Why Washington is More Right-Wing Than the Rest of the Country

Storm Watch, 28 June 2010 and BP's Deepwater Oil Spill Open Thread

Drumbeat from the weekend...

Drumbeat: June 28, 2010

Feds Issue Permit to "take" jaguar and ocelot AZ Game Dept allowed to kill more endangered felines

Kakadu crocodile makes a meal of a bull shark

The Oil Drum: TS Alex Threat Increases to Oil Slick, Cheating Our Energy Future, and More

Transgenic Salmon Which Grows At 2X Normal Rate May Get USDA OK In 2011

Nepal Loses 100K Hectares Of Lowland Forest In Months, Spurring Logging Moratorium

WHO - Arsenic-Heavy Water In Bangladesh Is "Largest Mass Poisoning Of A Population In History"

Just a reminder - the mean residence time of deep water in the Gulf of Mexico is 250 years

Researchers predict larger-than-average Gulf "dead zone"; impact of oil spill unclear

Whiter Clouds Could Mean Wetter Land

BP's First Relief Well in Gulf May Be Completed Within 18 Days, Times Says (200 feet from gusher)

In Assessing (Oil Spill) Damage, Testers Trust but Verify

Academy Scientist and Foremost Authority on Delta Bulrush Says 'His' Plant Could Help Ease Oil Spill

UK scientists at odds with US over effects of oil spill

N.J. Senate approves $100M tax credit for off-shore wind power projects

'Voluntourism' - A Vacation Guide to Global Crisis Hotspots

NHC - 4:00 EDT Update - TS Alex 75 W Campeche Max Sust 50 - Getting Better Organized Leaving Yucatan

De Boer - UN Climate Chief "Appalled" At Collective Global Response To Climate Threat - AFP

Western governors discuss "race for energy technology"

Elected Leaders In 5 States Declare Day Of Prayer To Stem Tide Of Oil - NYT

Prepare for Hotter and Drier Southwestern US, Climate Experts Urge

Oregon salmon rated as "avoid" on Monterey Bay Aquarium's seafood watch guide

AgriLife Research economist: Manure provides higher (economic) returns than chemical fertilizers

Top Five Ways to Bring Accountability to Ocean Drilling

$3.5 billion program - Morocco inaugurates the largest wind power park in Africa

In a few weeks I'll be on my yearly vacation to Delaware, where I may eat no seafood.

Texas Mulls More Nuclear Reactors

BP Still Using “Unprecedented” Levels of Toxic Dispersants on Oil Spill

Siberia's Amur Tigers Face Mystery Disease; May Impair Ability To Hunt - Guardian

N. Hemisphere Ice - We Are Already At 2009 Anomaly, Below 2008 Anomaly - U IL Cryosphere Today

Jennifer Capriati in hospital after suspected drug overdose.

Some good matches at Wimbledon today...no spoilers (yet)

Jimmie Johnson passes Busch to win at New Hampshire

Cubs' Zambrano to undergo evaluation for anger issues

Netherlands-Slovakia

Brazil-Chile

El... Serious news....

I'm in Hotlanta tonight and will see Stephen Strasburg throw against the Braves...

Tiger shows up at daughter's Birthday Party with "another woman"

One Year Later: Honduras Resistance Strong Despite US-Supported Coup

Amnesty Internatonal: Honduras failing to tackle coup rights abuses

Rights violations hang over new Colombian president

Guardian: Honduras, one year after the coup

African-American group challenges Cuba on race

Oil spill pollutes Marañon river in Peru

Colombia Tapped Ecuador President Correa's Telephones, El Universo Reports

Jebust Crist Upton! Do you always have to get in trouble???

Mexican Candidate for Governor Is Assassinated

An open email to Mary Anastasia O'Grady of The Wall Street Journal

.Colombia's presidential election: Too much continuity?

U.S. to cooperate with Russia on global missile defense system

Freedom of speech, yeah, just watch what you say....

Gun Ruling -- Another example of Right Wing Hypocrites

"May-issue" gun laws are now vulnerable to court challenge

McDonald is incorperated... A VICTORY FOR CIVIL RIGHTS!!!

Daley Vows New Gun Ordinances

Breyer's BS

Looks like the 2A was incorporated with Strict Scrutiny.

Supreme Court extends gun rights (5-4 ruling incorporates Second Amendment)

Gun Ruling -- Another example of Right Wing Hypocrites

Concealed-carry gains momentum in Illinois--AMONG LAW ENFORCEMENT!

Paul Helmke speaks....McDonald is a VICTORY for the Brady Campaign

If owning a gun is a 'right' shouldn't the gun lobby insist on guns being made here?

Supreme Court ruling underscores need for more firearms education

Justices Rule That 2nd Amendment Also Governs State and Local Gun Laws

Interesting tidbit, I picked up in analysis of the McDonald...

Which State (and Federal), gun control laws would you like to see challenged next?

Rural Areas Are the Hidden Frontlines in the Struggle for LGBT Justice

Brady Campaign is NOW a Hate Group...

June 28th, 1969 - Stonewall Uprising

Heterosexual Couple to Adopt Gay Baby

regardless of how we felt about Byrd in life we will have a tough DU day today

Workers in Gulf not getting proper clean-up training

Today in labor history June 28 A police raid of the Stonewall Inn, US Government sues the Teamsters

Shareholder action strengthens Rite Aid workers’ coalition

NYT: Labor’s New Critics: Old Allies in Elected Office

Change T-Mobile Workers Can Belive In?

Diverse coalition of unions mobilizing Met Council workers

Photo: 25,000 workers march at G20

Technical question

for want of a tripod

Hot enough for you?

A few more of the Feria de Abril in Sevilla, Spain

Moscow temperatures reach record highs

Amur Tigers going extinct

Biodiversity's 'Holy Grail' Is in the Soil : Soil-Borne Pathogens Drive Tree Diversity in Forests

SMALLER PLANETS RULE THE GALAXY

Russia, Europe may join forces to protect Earth from asteroids

Mullen: I see Israeli perspective

Turkey Bars Israeli Military Overflights

Turkey bans Israeli military flight from its airspace as freeze deepens

The danger of an Islamized Gaza

Gaza Juice Maker Seeks Protection as Israel Relaxes Blockade

What We Can't Explain at the End of Life: Who and What You See Before You Die

Pope Lashes Out at Belgium After Raid on Church

Mosque expansion proposal in Murfreesboro, TN spotlights fear, shame

I propose that Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot were not real atheists.

Psychology: Status as Science Versus Content of Psychology Textbooks

Ah, yummy dimethylpolysiloxane...

Bees may help fight deadly infections

FDA recommends new limits on livestock drugs

Your perfect health care system

JAMA study: Diabetes drug Avandia can increase risk of stroke, heart disease

GDP Revised Down... total 2.7 first quarter

I just heard on television a commercial where they are offering merchandise

At Summit, Banks Avoid New Global Regulations

The marijuana industry has its troubles too

CHART OF THE DAY: Reminder, The Deficit You're Freaking Out About Is Bush's Fault

G20 accord: you go your way, I'll go mine

Stiglitz says that the British deficit reduction plan will be a disaster

Say What? (Kunstler)

The GOP stole my UI compensation, and as a result my bank profited $140 from my overdrafts

Why should we trust the IMF?

Gold may reach new high amid fears of double-dip recession

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