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Archives: August 3, 2010

Welcome to Your America: Elderly Man Robs Bank to Get Back Into Jail - FDL

Boeing And Lockheed Positioning To Dominate Global Arms Market

Recently Single Al Gore Finally Able To Listen To W.A.S.P. Albums

Bilbray is an IDIOT

I never believed this chem-trail thing, but today I

A night of batpoop wingnut radio...

Looks like even some conservatives are fed up with social conservatism!

Economic transformation of Welch, West Virginia: from mines to prisons

Kagan confirmation in sight as Senate begins debate on Supreme Court nominee

"Low-level Bush propagandist" Marc Thiessen calls for Wikileaks founder to be kidnapped

Geithner Tells Bankers Not To Fear Financial Reform

How fucking lame is this as a sign of 'progress'?

A site full of utter hatred.

The Takeaway from 91,000 Leaked Secret Documents on Afghanistan: It's Bad. Very Bad. Time to Go

DoD Buzz: Rugged ($1,200) Phones Ready For War

Poll: Support sags for Obama on Afghan war

Analysis: Afghan war enters decisive phase

UAW intensifies pressure on non-unionized companies

Dead Vets’ Families Accuse Insurer of $100 Million Scam

Here Be Dragons

In Kandahar, U.S. tries the lessons of Baghdad

Here are some undeserving work-refusers who should have been allowed to starve

Insurgents attack Kandahar Air Field

Rand Paul Opens Mouth Again

Showdown Over State, Teacher Aid Delayed

The Nation: Our Long Hot Summer of (Faux) Racial Tension

The Nation: Our Long Hot Summer of (Faux) Racial Tension

Banking for the People: An Angry Democrat's Challenge to Wall Street

Notice that Joe Scum is following the ReTHUG meme

Breitbart Joins Tea Party at Rally in Philadelphia

Failed Gov. who lacked cojones to finish term says Obama lacks cojones to fix illegal immigration

Failed Gov. who lacked cojones to finish term says Obama lacks cojones to fix illegal immigration

Chomsky: The War in Afghanistan: Echoes of Vietnam

Homes for the hardest of the hard-core homeless

“Independent claims czar” on BP payroll

the only tax increase that will take place is due to george w bu$h*

Obsessed With the Internet: A Tale From China

Survey: Cadillac Escalade SUV is the car thieves love to steal

It's time for, Stupid Things Dullard Rand Paul has said post

Let's Get to the Truth About Afghanistan

What's with people posting, "There's a lot of folks like that here on DU"?

Add the Alert and protect our children!

counterfeit scam

Comparing The Two Tea Parties: Then And Now

Lawsuit claims Toyota ignored safety issues

Robert Reich: Fire on the Left

Paul Krugman Quote

Company: At least 3 shot at Conn. beer distributor

Navy poised to pick builder of new Littoral Combat Ship this summer

Inspired by Elizabeth Warren

Senate Judiciary Committee, Kagan Confirmation now, C-SPAN2

"Many Individual Conservatives Helping Elect Leaders Everywhere."

"Many Individual Conservatives Helping Elect Leaders Everywhere."

There is, at the top of the greatest page, the most beautful thread, but one that shows ugliness ...

Howard Dean is.... DLC?

The social security "crisis"

Computer question: I still have a dial-up connection and this morning...

Clay Bennett TOON on Palin- LOL

The next health reform debate: What's an 'unreasonable' insurance premium hike?

If We Cared About The Women And Children Of The World

Centrist Senate Dems may offer compromise on oil spill liability

Pending Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Unexpectedly Decreased 2.6% in June

Seriously, Sharron Angle is making Sarah Palin look like a Rocket Scientist

Douglas Wilder on MSNBC suggesting that Obama drop Biden has me steamed.

Douglas Wilder on MSNBC calling for Obama to drop Biden pissed me off. nt

Sarah Palin shows how she got through 5 years of college Testin

Commodity ETFs: Toxic, deadly, evil (Next crash dead ahead, bigger than dot-coms, subprimes)

China 'Ready to Lead World on Vacuum Train'

Chicago Public Schools fires 600 teachers and staff

Dan Senor: U.S. respectfully changed name of Afghan war -- so move the "Ground Zero Mosque"

Dan Senor: U.S. respectfully changed name of Afghan war -- so move the "Ground Zero Mosque"

Dan Senor: U.S. respectfully changed name of Afghan war -- so move the "Ground Zero Mosque"

Code of Military Justice (Injustice?)

Welcome home, Gina

The right wing push is on to save the tax cuts..

Teabagger-to-English Translator

Police: Officer Baited In Altercation That Injured Him

Donated socks save soldiers' feet

dirt about to break-The Sordid David Rivera Story

Report: Brett Favre tells Vikings he's not returning

Report: Brett Favre tells Vikings he's not returning

Oilgate! BP and All the President's Men (Except One) Seek to Contain Truth of Leak in the Gulf

Hunter S. Thompson on 9/11

Tuesday TOON Roundup 5

Obama, please STOP THIS CRAP!

Eric Cantor: Extending Bush Tax Cuts Will Result In..(drum roll please)..JOB GROWTH! USA! USA! USA!

Gonna vote for Virg today, baby!

Digby - Why Won't the Democratic Party Take on Paul Ryan?

Consumer Spending, Personal Incomes in U.S. Unexpectedly Stagnated in June

Geithner: Unemployment Could Go Up Before It Comes Down. USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

Gay rights groups plan August lobbying blitz to repeal ‘Don’t ask'

Woman Accused Of Posing As Boy To Date Girl

So... How's the Wal-Mart At Gettysburg Battlefield Coming Along?

McCain Faces Tough Questions About GOP Push To Repeal 14th Amendment

About the Islam Center near the Twin Towers.

"It's the Age of the Asshole" by Derf

"Goldline is committing suicide to ensure that the American people will have money in the future"

Doocy for dollars! Please come CAPTION the Economic-Fairness Warrior!!!!

CNN seems to be better at human interest stories than detailed news.

Focus on the Family trims workforce again

CNBC: They're promoting the McCain "Stimulus" scandal report!

Angle: The Press Should 'Ask The Questions We Want To Answer' (VIDEO)

Remember when righties said Dems have no ideas?

'enthusiasm gap' what a load ....

Nicolas Sarkozy is an asshole...Part Deux

Nicolas Sarkozy is an asshole...Part Deux

What the HECK is the "Progressive Conservative PAC"??? on Facebook?

Geithner stops short of tax veto threat

Do you trust the rich?

The reason it is critically important that Democrats retain the Senate

All I need to know to prove this country is almost beyond fixing......

HEADS UP Live Faux news chat about the "Ground Zero Mosque", no need to log in (Poll needs DU love)

'Just Say Now': Left-Right Coalition Launches Campaign To Legalize Pot

Medical personnel,et me reply to recent editorial re medicare/medicaid

The "Mosque at Ground Zero" is approved by NYC...BUT it turns out

Thanks to WikiLeaker, Afghan War Will End Soon - by Ted Rall

Scott Horton: WikiLeaks - The National-Security State Strikes Back

Afghanistan deployments (Wikileaks) contribute to sliding poll ratings for Pres. Obama

The Rude Pundit - Immigrants and Islam: We're All Rednecks Now (Part 1: Mosquemania)

Will Russia's Heat Wave End Its Global-Warming Doubts?

Republican Party sez: Protect tax cuts for the rich at all costs!!!!

O'Reilly takes victory laps over W.H. Press Corps awarding Thomas seat to Fox Propaganda Ministry©

Left-Right Coalition Launches National Campaign To End Marijuana Prohibition

Harry Reid has slim lead in Nevada

Please stop calling it 'Ground Zero Mosque' we just feed into the Right-Wing Hype

Red States Are Welfare States

Several dead in CT workplace shooting

So ReTHUG Mike Rogers wants the army private to be charged

Bwaaaaaaaaaaah Cenk just played a little piece of this

Golf clubs suffer in recession as membership dwindles

Someone hacked the fox news radio website

WSJ: Do the Rich Need the Rest of America? Duh ---NO---

Web attack uses Google Street View database to determine your location

Will chocolate and bullshit be on the menu when Sarah Palin comes to Hershey, PA?

I think an appreciation thread for Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in order. Here's to you, Joe!

Northern lights could illuminate the sky late Tuesday night

Superman Saves Family From Foreclosure

Park Ride Victim's Father: "She Was Dead" - Critical Condition - Freefall Net not Raised

Really, Mike Rogers? Execute? Does that include your ol' pal "Leaky Pete" Hoekstra?

Police: Officer Baited In Altercation That Injured Him

If we retain the Senate side for 2011, then I want Reid to resign from his Majority Leader position

"Fear!!!!!" "Panic!!!!" "Politics!!!" CNBC~Now More Than Ever

Why the hell is Fucks Gnus always on top of the Google news stack?

Speaking of repealing the 14th amendment..does anyone know what Michelle Malkin thinks about that?

Chamber of Commerce as a political arm of the GOP?

Chamber of Commerce seeks to weed out climate dissenters

illegal immigrants taking our jobs?

Bowing? That's just WRONG. Holding hands, that's fine. Kissing, also good. But never a bow.

Obama Signs Fair Sentencing Act, Reducing Disparity in Cocaine Penalties

Iran bans music (from Joe.My.God blog)

Iran bans music (from Joe.My.God blog)

Brazil can boost African agriculture. It understands the challenges that African governments will

Colorado tea party music duo splits over politics

Alan Greenspan — Stopped Clock of the U.S. Economy


Dylan Ratigan is tearing Geithner a new one today!

Pending Home Sales–Another Sign Of Housing Depression

Mark Twain musta been prescient...

Is Spirit Airline Publicly Traded?........

Michelle Duggar: I would have another child :O

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

AP source: Favre tells Vikings he will not return

CREW calls for anti-trust probe of Big Pharma

A Mel Gibson film....

Sharron Angle: Whackadoodlus Extremus

Pakistan president says US-led war against Taliban is being lost

Congressman Calls For Wikileaks Whistleblower To Be Executed

Vets and Military Families: Pentagon Statements on WikiLeaks Attempt to Deflect From Occupation

The Hill: Amid immigration debate, Democrats battle GOP over Fourteenth Amendment

Unemployment: Direct Government Hiring Could Be The Solution

Reid On Birthright Crowd: 'Taken Leave Of Their Senses Or Their Principles'

ABC whacks Shales over attack on Amanpour

McConnell Echoes Kyl's Call for Hearings on Birthright Citizenship

Why Do Red States Have the Worst "Family Values"?

Want to burn the Confederate Battle flag at a teabagger rally?

To you, who is "deserving" and who is "undeserving"?

The Problem is Civil Obedience -Howard Zinn speech at Johns Hopkins

Nir Rosen on WikiLeaks “I think undermining that war in any way possible is a good thing."

From Bloomberg's statement on religious tolerance in New York City

Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) Suggests Death Penalty For Wikileaks Whistleblower

Greta Van Susteren 'Sick' Over Shirley Sherrod-Maxine Waters Mix-Up (VIDEO)

Can you see why some people choose to remain oblivious to

Do you believe that for every action, there is a reaction?

Ed Shultz you nailed it

Pew: Sorry, tea party: Voters prefer government projects

Why are the unemployed called the 99'ers?

New threat: Hackers look to take over power plants

Professors as Welfare Queens?

Republican Party = Bizarro Party

Baby Steps in Plastic Bags

Prison guards kill man for his rifle to use for RW Revolution - link to story

LOL they just think they are sooo clever

Oi. McConnell Wants a Review of the 14th Amendment

Where are the ads telling people to "tell congress to restore the tax base of......"

A nasty hit piece by Greene on Meek:

Republicans move to block US citizenship for children of illegal aliens

Bizzare belief? Crass political stunt? Antics from someone insane?

Illegal immigrant with past DUI arrests drives drunk and kills missionary near DC

THIS would absolutely be a deal-breaker! The White House had better clear this up

Julian Assange Responds to Increasing US Government Attacks on WikiLeaks

May rate of personal savings at 6.4 percent. Pittiful

Never trust a rich man with a bad rug.....

i guess it is a 'mosque'

Nine Dead in Connecticut Labor Dispute (7 Teamsters)

99 Weeks Later, Jobless Have Only Desperation

Beck’s Holocaust comments prompt Fox News meeting

Do you think this video is real?

Huffington Post: Bristol and Levi are off again

Reid and Sanders blast the Dred Scott Republicans

Sharron Angle, sinking in yet another poll (Reid +4, Reuters/Ipsos)

Detroit Three rise, Honda and Toyota fall in July (Excluding 4 brands GM dropped, up 25%)

Did you ever think we'd end up with a 4 day week for our schools??

Prop 8 ruling coming tomorrow

Mayor Bloomberg: "Muslims are as much a part of our city and our country as the people of any faith"

Bond Vigilantes Are Now Deficit Cheerleaders

Toyota’s July Sales: What Happened To The Prius? (sales fell 26%)

#BigotryFail: Plan To Harass Muslims With Dogs At CA Rally Collapses

Pres. Obama freezes bonuses for political appointees

Market's rise is a rally without a cause

Teabagger-backed CO Senate Candidate Ken Buck Insists Rape, Incest Are No Excuse For An Abortion

Fear empty flats in China's property bubble

SarahPAC -- over $2.5 million raised in 2010 election cycle

Oxycontin Pigboy tosses a bone to birthers on eve of Obama's birthday


Nothing but Net...

'we must restore america to it's judeo-christian heritage' zach wamp gov. wannabe tennesssee

How colleges are supporting the troops-post 9/11 GI Bill

kos: The Dems improving Senate picture

New ID theft targets kids' SS numbers

Hard feelings about handling of Shirley Sherrod have deep roots in Georgia


RW Propaganda

The American Family Association, completely unhinged.......

Lebanon, Israel clash near border; at least 4 dead

Army’s Vaccine Plan: Inject Troops With Gas-Propelled, Electro-Charged DNA

Sharron Angle cannot be for real

Video showing rough handling of women and children fuels accusations

Do you watch Faux News? Better think again...

In 2005, the bottom 50% of the US population got 13% of total income. Top 1% got 21%.

Some stories about crooked cops in Los Angeles

Is the Middle East on the Brink of Another War?

Weight Gain Eroding Americans' Quality of Life

KO and Turley on repealing the 14th amendment

Coburn says rich people come to the U.S. to have anchor babies.

Well, the Republicans have lost the last five presidential elections,

Fife and drum duo on the RM show...

Prop 8 Day of Decision Rally list for tomorrow - come out and support the GLBT community (updated)

Girl mauled by barracuda, recovering

WSJ Graph on Bush Tax Cuts show most under 150,000 pay less under Obama in 2011

OMG. They built Christian Churches near the site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building

Catholic Diocese Proposes Running Orphanage

One Progressive's Nat'l Scheme To Burn Confederate Flags At Tea Party Rallies

One Progressive's Nat'l Scheme To Burn Confederate Flags At Tea Party Rallies

This Modern World - Sparky predicts: Bogus wingnut scandals of the future

Feds to mortgage banker: We want your giant bag of money

Virg! Virg! Virg! Virg!

Amazing Solar Tsunami Video (links)

A Senator From South Carolina Wants To Repeal The 14th Amendment

Breitbart Releases Bill Cosby Death Tape

Future Events Such As These WILL Happen -- In The Future -- Trust Me.

'Static kill' mud starts flowing into BP well

Some people would be happy if Teh Gays would just stand silently by and try to blend in.

Lesson from the Great Lakes State: A real Democrat will beat the fake DLCish version every time

Embattled BP collecting millions in government stimulus funds for California power plant

Future Events Such As These WILL Happen -- In The Future -- Trust Me.

Here comes Invest 98

worse story ever.... well. Six teens drown in Shreveport's Red River

Pending Home Sales–Another Sign Of Housing Depression

Meet the woman running against Lacy Clay who plans on being the next Alvin Greene

Ecuador pledges no oil drilling in Amazon reserve

Detroit Free Press calls it for Virg Bernero

Right-wing medical group posing as the real thing-against medicare/medicaid/

The federal prop 8 decision will be announced tomorrow

Michael Bloomberg delivers stirring defense of mosque


I think the GOP Tax Cuts For The Rich Jobs Plan is Fine.... With One Small Change...

The 14th Amendment End Game

In what year did the church/state Indian boarding school scandal break open?

Auroras may be visible tonight...

Accountability starts at the top. Yeah, talking to you, Obama, Bush, Duncan, Bloomberg, Merriman

Krugman: "...but they’re Very Serious People."

Can your employer legally keep you from using competitor products?

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!

If There Is One Thing Rand Paul Knows It Is American History

"Muslim New Yorkers are every bit as innocent of the crimes of 9/11 as are all other New Yorkers."

Christian Right warns of sharia at Islamic center in NY, but want special privileges for themselves

Democrats have controlled the House and the Senate since

Democratic Party to Keep Controversial Superdelegates

I have been a Union Man all my life - a short rant.

FINALLY, here's a detailed breakdown of the GOP plan to help the working and middle class:

Rachel's "scaring white people" schtick is brilliant - on now nt

Rachel Maddow will be on the Late Show,

Rachel Maddow will be on the Late Show,

Franken doesn't fly first class

Franken doesn't fly first class

Worker owned and operated collectives actually work even in this toxic environment.

Ted Nugent

A warning to the rich from JFK

Angle Hires New Communications Director Amid Latest Snafu

I still support Rep Maxine Waters

This is the only thing I can think to do about Citizens United and the loss of our Democracy

National Marijuana Legalization Campaign Launches: Just Say Now

My new hero! Woman stands up to Target....

My husband got a job (sort of) -- at week 90

Jane Doe and our cats.

Jane Doe and our cats.

Still more proof Sarah Palin is toxic outside her bubble

From Middle Class to Under class

Bargain Lease: Is Toyota Heading for Financial Disaster?

More employers using phrenology as a way to filter out potential employees

Posting on all

You know what doesn't effect lasting change: distortions

I didn't realize FDR caused The Great Depression.

You can learn a lot from a soldier

50 Years After Murrow’s “The Harvest of Shame,” What’s Changed?

Up Through The Ground Come A Bubblin' Crude

Admit it folks. You really do miss George W. Bush.

Does your dog misbehave?

Basil Marceaux the lunatic candidate for Tennessee governor

Tune in Next Week for The Next Episode of the DC Wasillabillies!

Tune in Next Week for The Next Episode of the DC Wasillabillies!

Is Clinton really to blame for everything?

HFCS lobby caught calling itself Cancer Research Alliance

Obama Drops 2009 Pledge to Withdraw Combat Troops from Iraq

Zing! (Toon on Volt)

Zing! (Toon on Volt)

Is anyone else enormously stressed out right now?

Jon Stewart is tearing down the house tonight

The only change that should be made to Social Sercurity...

The Southern California housing market: a sign of our future?

SB 1070 boycotts cost Arizona dozens of meetings and $15M

Ex-employee accuses billionaire Jeff Greene of illegal boat trip to Cuba

Your boss needs to cut your pay by 20% for a year or the company will close

HA! Fired Angel communications guy was only on the job 6 DAYS!

Matt Lauer & George Bush

is Rand Paul's rejection of the CRA really that bad?

Always Look On The Bright Side

AFL-CIO president urges unions to step up for Dems

Quick Status....How do you feel about supporting Obama in the 2012 election.......

Quick Status....How do you feel about supporting Obama in the 2012 election.......

Wash. Examiner's Owens suggests right-wing violence will be necessary, hopes we "feel threatened"

ACLJ, Fuck you! Mind your own business and stay the fuck out of NY!

Is the Gates Foundation involved in bribery?

They won't even be given the option to pay for that coverage with their own money. [Citation Needed]

What if anyone could rec, but only donors could un-rec?

Safety advocate: Rand Paul's comments on federal coal mine regulations 'idiotic'

The Salt Hiding in Your Diet

''I'm an idealist...

Chuck Norris: Obama will use domestic assassination program to bump off white Xtian right-wingers

Grover Norquist Testifies at Deficit Commission?

Military dog comes home from Iraq traumatized

Any of you carry pepper spray at times for personal protection?

ABC whacks Shales over attack on Amanpour

It's Time to Grow Up: Legalize Cannabis

Before they started trying to block mosques, they tried to block synagogues

A million things can go wrong with a pregnancy and they're not always life-threatening.

Holy Crap...Rachel's first night back tearing up anti-immigrants..

Are your local fundie churches having creationism themed Vacation Bible Schools?

Departing US troops pack millions of items in Iraq

I am sick of hearing "don't blame Bush" whenever the past is brought up

Elizabeth Warren Backed By Coalition Of Academics To Head New Consumer Agency

Beck’s Holocaust comments prompt Fox News meeting

This year's Gulf 'dead zone' among largest ever.. but not being blamed on BP spill.. yet.

Bristol Palin Breaks Off Engagement to Levi Johnston

Senate Opens Debate on Kagan

Really Cool Video of the Solar Tsunami Coming our way (link)

Why should insurance cover Viagra and not abortion?

Heinz and Hunt's ketchup appear to be ditching high-fructose corn syrup

How do y'all feel about me buying pizza and beer with my unemployment money?

Defeated GOP rep unloads on Tea Party and Palin -- GREAT READ!!

Defeated GOP rep unloads on Tea Party and Palin -- GREAT READ!!

Man Faces 16 Yrs. in Prison for Videotaping Gun-Waving Cop

Aldous Huxley versus George Orwell

I want to know the questions where Sarah got a 76% approval rating.

Tomorrow Helen Thomas will be 90 years old

7 Reasons NOT to send your child to college

Prop C is winning in MO...

Unnoticed: Obama drops 2009 pledge to withdraw combat troops from Iraq (Raw Story)

Are There Any General Election Races Where Both Candidates Are Running To The Left Of Him? Anyone?

If you were a corporate supremacist and you wanted to divide and conquer the American People

The First Step in Crippling Our System of Government Is To Convince

Girl Traces US Presidents' Family Tree, All Related But One (and it ain't who you think)

Cancer cells slurp up fructose, US study finds

Burn the Confederate Flag Day - 12 Sep 10!

Growing threat of diseased trees

Small Business Despairs, Despite Rumors Of A Recovery

Ugliest cars of all times

What should be done with the rec-unrec system?

What should be done with the rec-unrec system?

Well, the coup d’etat is over, and they won. (Chris Hedges)

So, how do they educate the children at Stilwell Friends, where Obama's children are attending?

****Official Argue about the Atomic Bomb Thread******

How The Charges Against Maxine Waters Were Fabricated Out of Next to Nothing

Tuesday TOON Roundup 3

Tuesday TOON Roundup 3

Tuesday TOON Roundup 6

Tuesday TOON Roundup 4

Tuesday TOON Roundup 2

Tuesday TOON Roundup 1

Looks like the Rooster Rock fire (NW of Bend) just blew up.

No, The Combat Troops Are Not All Leaving Iraq

Mongolian neo-Nazis: Anti-Chinese sentiment fuels rise of ultra-nationalism

Spectacular Northern Lights Show Signals Sun Is Waking Up

Can Jesus Cure PTSD? (t r u t h o u t)

Teen on bike, tasered, ran over by car, and then cop planted gun on the body...

Florida University spends $434,000 taxpayer money on video game teaching abstinence only.

The elephant in the room has an obvious solution

Where in the hell did you go

Two bald guys bonding and, um... you know... experimenting with each other.

Mr. Jones

Hey who here would be grossed out and offended if forced to look at Winston Churchill's dentures?

If this doesn't cheer you up, nothing will!

"this is where we came in"

Hey Cubs Fans...

Janie Jones

Did you ever change your career path...and do you regret it now?

I have been unemployed over a year. Benefits expired.

Chelsea Clinton looks like the Beetlejuice snake

A woman I know very well gave me a CD I hadn't heard and told me to listen to it.




QUESTION about eco-friendlier A/C options-- pls help if you've researched

"Nt or nmt--that is the question."

Mexicans Seize Branson

Damn I can't remember to buy cotton balls, I really need some.

Shoot! Right in the middle of a post, Microsoft takes over and tells me

My ex-girlfriend tells me she likes cute buns...

The world's longest basket.

"Banana Republic" indeed

Video from "Funny or Die" Website: "Wax On, Fuck Off" with Ralph Macchio

Youth Conservation Corps

My Netflix movies came, so tonight is the 1962 b/w movie Hud.

Whereupon, the fat cat climbed the ladder

By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Love Is Blue

'Cause I Need It



Come Live With Me


Sam Fuller

My favourite things

Day is Done

I'm doing this for my own benefit.


Things Behind the Sun

I have a very important question that is political in nature!!

I have a very important question that is political in nature!!


Get It Right

Seriously, though, why didn't the "scientists" just drain the Gulf of Mexico?

Sun Goddess

OMG, I have to do somethign tomorrow that takes prep, and I have NOOOOOO desire to do the prep...

Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman & Madlib the Beat Konducta

A very sad thread at Rapture Ready Bulletin Board.


Anyone else wanna see how it all ends?

Man claims to have been shot with gun that he then claims the gunpowder had been taken out of...

Big Brother and posting pictures on line.

Anyone know the band "The flying dogs of Jupiter" ?

The problem is *identified* - we need a solution: I give my chihuaua MIXED MESSAGES

I am watching the old Burns and Allen show on Netflix, Gracie seemed to be a hoot.

Spoiler Alert for Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World....

On August 6th, I celebrate my 3 year anniversary on DU. I need to set up the gift registry, STAT!

Installment #28 in MiddleFingerMom's "How to Dress Yourself Tips"...

My serious opinion on the state of affairs of the lounge. If you can't handle it, don't open this.

What US State Is The Furthest South?

Sarah Palin LOL

We defrosted a corned beef package from last St. Patrick's Day

DUers who use Facebook, I have a small favor to ask. :)

The Lounge is my home...on the net.

Trick-shot artists claim longest hoop ever

Who knows where the time goes

so I was diagnosed with a stress fracture to the wrist today

Anything weird happen on your birthday?

Use the phrase "beef package" in a sentence

Donald Duck comics online and an interesting theory.

How Many States Share A Border with Canada and Name Them?

I don't know why sometimes I get frightened

Question for writers, re: short stories and copyright

Mao's grandson, promoted to major general, faces ridicule

The perils of being a 'nice person'

I just ordered pizza with my unemployment money!!!

What do you think about Timothy Zahn doing the novelization of "The Human Centipede?"

Is Boojatta a dingbat?

Hmmm...Britney Spears seems to have a sort of Uncle Fester vibe going on here...

Happy 90th Birthday, PD James!

How Many States Share A Border with Mexico and Name Them?

What state is bordered by Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming?

I can't take these SPCA commercials anymore...

Know anyone with an adversarial relationship with God?

Anyone else got body parts that forecast weather?

Was gonna wait to do something profound for my 5,000th post, but I guess this'll have to do


So what do you think you were in your past lives?

Has anyone here ever used Martha Stewart laundry detergent?

The Who. Why should I like them again?

I don't know that I have ever read anything so vile.

Site about War dogs - you can send them packages or adopt one

Cuban president: More private enterprise will be allowed

NATO and Russia: Trust, but make military plans

Historical Amnesia

Judge greenlights health reform suit

Mongolian neo-Nazis: Anti-Chinese sentiment fuels rise of ultra-nationalism

Corporate campaign fundraising picks up speed

US tycoon Sidney Harman buys Newsweek 'for a dollar'

In Venezuela, Rise Of Labor Unions Turns Deadly

U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people

Boeing And Lockheed Positioning To Dominate Global Arms Market

Arpaio's office investigating alleged threat

Tropical Storm Colin Forms in Atlantic

Car bomb explodes near Londonderry police station

Mercosur to discuss EU trade, Colombia-Venezuela spat

I-75/Riverside work to begin this week, expected to take 3 years

Officials: 37 gunned down in Pakistan's Karachi

Confirmation on track, Senate starts Kagan debate

BlackBerry maker grants India access to emails, say reports

Army’s Vaccine Plan: Inject Troops With Gas-Propelled, Electro-Charged DNA

Army lawyer asks Supreme Court to stop Guantánamo trial

Help! My computer is running at a snail pace. Any ideas of how to make it run faster?

Turkey summons Israel's ambassador over Barak's remarks on spy chief

Lebanon, Israel clash near border; at least 4 dead

Italian group says executions on the rise in Iraq

At least 40 die in Russian wildfires

Spirit Airlines' Next Fee? Talking to a Human

Pakistan president will 'put David Cameron straight' over terror claims

(Canada) YouTube veil video sparks airline safety probe

Berlusconi's political future uncertain

Berlusconi's political future uncertain


Geithner: U.S. unemployment could rise

Sen Feinstein: Senate Vote On Oil Spill Liability Delayed Until Sept.

President Obama signs law eliminating disparities in cocaine cases

Political Ads Off Limits, Goldman Promises

Pipeline Company Offers To Buy Up To 200 Homes In Area Affected By Oil Spill In Michigan River

McCain to let vote on Obama intel chief pick proceed

Record number of Ill. families on food stamps

Ex-fair director took NY for a ride, officials say

Lawyer petitions Supreme Court about youngest Gitmo detainee

Xe Hires BlackArch as Adviser as Blackwater Founder Sells Firm

Mosque Near Ground Zero Clears Key Hurdle

Nine Dead in Connecticut Labor Dispute (7 Teamsters)

Taliban suicide squad hits US base in Afghan south

Department Of Justice Gives Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Deadline To Comply With Investigation

Groups file suit over government power to kill American terrorists

Bolivia court upholds seizure of US man's ranch

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Tuesday August 3

Toyota Documents Allegedly Reveal Company Able to Recreate Sudden Acceleration (without driver error

Revisions Made in ‘Media Shield’ Bill

Swine Jobs School helps prepare workers in pork production

GM funds Indiana electric vehicle startup Bright

PTSD Victims Include Military Dogs, Too

'Dangerous Heat' Spreads Across Central U.S.

New Democratic strategy for creating jobs focuses on a boost in manufacturing

Static kill of BP oil well in Gulf of Mexico may last for a couple of days

Critics Decry `Secret Deal' as AT&T, Google Huddle With FCC

US Congressman calls for Wikileaks whistleblower (Manning) to be executed

Barnes & Noble up for sale; founder may bid

BP starts 'static kill' to plug Gulf of Mexico oil well

Canadian immigration officials told to flag U.S. war resisters

War against Taliban 'being lost' says Zardari

Utah board upholds strip mine near national park

Peru Bubonic Plague Outbreak Infects 31

Toyota Documents Allegedly Reveal Company Able to Recreate Sudden Acceleration Incidents

Consumer Spending and Incomes in U.S. Stagnate

Nine killed as Qaeda fighters plant flag in Baghdad

Rights Groups File Lawsuit to Allow Challenge to Targeted Killing Without Due Process

Senator Kerry pushes US-Muslim nation exchanges

6 teens drown in Louisiana river; 7th rescued

In letter, Gingrich blasts arrests of missionaries at Dearborn (Arab) festival

GOP Report Points to Stimulus Money Gone Awry

Harry Reid Holds Narrow Edge In Nevada: Reuters - Ipsos Poll

Boehner Hits — Then Praises — Obama Over Iraq Strategy

Feds bust counterfeit goods pipeline to S.F.

Charges dropped in alleged airplane groping

Solar Tsunami to Strike Earth Tonight

The e-mail I got said "Chicks Dig Big Peckers," so, ladies, here you go...

Dear President Obama, just do what you feel is right but you need

Wikipedia and FBI in logo use row

Hey, Joe! Why are you and the rest of your ilk ignoring Ensign, Vitter to focus on Rangel, Waters?

Hey, Mike Pence on Morning Joe! Sorry! R's are in to the same old 'Tax Cut and Spend' you decry

Bristol Palin Calls It Quits With Fiance (after possibly fathering child by another woman)

Prop 8 decision due tomorrow

Rasmussen Nat'l Survey - 48% Blame Obama for Bad Economy, 47% Blame Bush

For First Time Ever, U.S. Moves to Enforce Labor Rules in Trade Deal

Pa. City Shames Owners Of Blighted Property On Web

President Obama, keep talking.

Joe Madison:The Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangle cases are plans to try and KNOCK off black leaders

Notice Any Similarities?

Report on Pennsylvania natural gas drilling tallies 1,400 violations

Senate adds cosponsor to Fair Elections Now Act. Now, when will we get a vote, Senator Reid?

Obama will use Reagan playbook for re-election

Queen Meg Spends $99 Million in California Governor's Race

Faith In Obama’s Handling Of Afghan War At Record Low: Poll

Counter-Productive, Foot-Shooting Bigotry

Democratic Party to Keep Controversial Superdelegates

I LOVE that Obama is meeting with African youth today, BUT am I the only one. . .

...Republican ‘Jobs Plan’ Spends $10 Trillion On Ineffective Tax Cuts For The Rich And Corporations

**** Heads Up: POTUS Holds Town Hall with Young African Leaders 2pm EDT ****

Prop. 8 backers anticipating defeat

Public Policy Polling: Comparing 2010 and 2006

What is Obama saying about the large coronal mass ejection smacking Earth's magnetosphere today?

Can Someone In The National News Media Ask This Simple Question To A Republican re Tax Cuts

Who's this asshole saying no surge in polling among democrats

Bennet loans himself $300K in final days of race

BREAKING-Crews pumping mud in hopes of plugging Gulf leak

Hannemann Has Most Money In Governor's Race (HI)

White House freezes bonuses for political appointees

What hath Sarah wrought?

For First Time Ever, U.S. Moves to Enforce Labor Rules in Trade Deal

There They Go Again: Two Senators Continue False and Misleading Attacks on Recovery Act

White House blasts McCain and Coburn on stimulus spending report

McInnis' donations plunge in 2nd half of July, while Hickenlooper's skyrocket

BREAKING NEWS: Former Prisoners of Conscience Take Protest to Military Base in Colombia

Mitch Miller, Maestro of the Singalong, Dies at 99

Meet the woman running against Lacy Clay who plans on being the next Alvin Greene

Kerry: R's have forced same number of procedural cloture votes from January 2009 through today as


"He is a most improbable president."

Meg Whitman outspends Jerry Brown 86-1

New Washington State Senate Poll: Murray: 49% Rossi: 46%

LOL Michael Steele has done it again.

AFL-CIO's Richard Trumpka: Mid-terms a 'choice between the clean-up crew and the wrecking crew'

"...they're betting on amnesia."

US to Attend Hiroshima Memorial for First Time

WikiLeaks' Cry for Help- Julian Assange wants the Pentagon’s help (reviewing 15,000 reports)

Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick loses primary

North Carolina Senate Poll: Burr 39% Marshall 37%

Senator Kerry pushes US-Muslim nation exchanges

A Market Punishing to Mothers

A Market Punishing to Mothers

Do we have a moral obligation to stay in Afghanistan?

Wallpaper screenshots of James Stewart in offshore drilling movie "Thunder Bay"

Bernero wins Michigan Democratic primary for governor

Judicial confirmations have nose-dived in the Obama administration

Ok it's time to hold Chris Matthews accountable

Should Harry Reid be replaced as majority leader after 2010?

Another Poll gives Harry Reid lead over Angle

its up...

Missouri votes to block US health insurance law

Dump Biden, ex-Va. governor urges Obama

Unlearning racism

Alleged Shooter: I Killed The Racists

Andrew Romanoff Campaign - Please Help

GA Transgender woman gets job back; fired for being trans

Police say gunman among dead in Conn. shooting

Would you sacrifice a second term as President in order to guarantee equal rights for ALL?

Source: Wyclef Jean to announce he'll run for president of Haiti

"...when you go forward, what do you do? You put it in “D.”

U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers

This Week in Unnecessary Censorship (Feat. A Classic Neil Cavuto Clip)

"We had to make the decision to put 'em on the frickin' ground..... Will this never stop?"

Come November, you can get with this, or you can get with that

Rep. Brian Bilbray at a loss for words in responding to Cantor

Rachel Maddow w/ Andrew Bacevich - no difference between Dems & GOP on matters of empire

Deanna Zandt: The Misinformation Problem

Deanna Zandt: The Power of Storytelling

Rachel Maddow on UAE banning Blackberry communication; the power of people

MRN: The Bachelorette, Eric Cantor Wants Bush Tax Cut and Fox News Has A Front Seat

(LOL!) BP Exec: I Would Serve Gulf Fish to My Family

WikiLeaks' 1.4GB "Insurance" File: Publicity Stunt Or Safety Net?

Lisa Graves: Cynics of a Constitutional Amendment

Rachel Maddow: Amtrak courts gay customers, FRC loses its mind

Pretty damn prophetic writing by Affleck and Damon

Rachel Maddow: Scaring white people

Maine: Call Senators Collins and Snowe Now -- It's an Emergency

Midweek Politics w/David Pakman: Huckabee, End Times, & Should Pastors be Called "Doctor"

President Obama: Ending Combat in Iraq - Speaks to the National Convention of DAV in Atlanta [35:36]

TYT: Paul Craig Roberts explains (slowly) how they are coming to steal your SS money

Ed Schultz: Bush Tax Cuts Absurd and Disgusting

Worst Person In The World .... Rupert Murdoch

Do you need a good laugh?

Basil Marceaux on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Anthony Weiner Al Pacino MashUp

Sharron Angle Wants Media To Be Her Friend

Ken Buck: No abortions, even in cases of rape and incest

Ken Buck: No abortions, even in cases of rape and incest

Sherrif Joe Arpaio calls Tent City a "Concentration Camp"

Fmr. Reagan Assoc. Atty. Gen. Bruce Fein Advocates for Legalizing Marijuana

Thom Hartmann - At what point have we lost liberty because we lost privacy?

Thom Hartmann - Should anyone born on US soil automatically have a right to citizenship?

MSNBC: Cenk Vs. (Fmr Reagan Adviser) Art Laffer On GOP Debt, Tax Cuts

Cenk on MSNBC : Muslims And Mosque Near Ground Zero

Chris Hedges--How corporations destroyed American democracy

Democracy Now: Ravitch says we will see a massive privatization, particularly inner city.

New Evidence About Prisoners Held in Secret CIA Prisons in Poland and Romania

Poll: Arizonans Say Racial Discrimination Is on the Rise

New anti-Health care reform strategy by Repubs - defund sections of the law!!

There They Go Again: Two Senators Continue False and Misleading Attacks on Recovery Act

Commodity ETFs: Toxic, deadly, evil (Next crash dead ahead, bigger than dot-coms, subprimes)

Is Fox News owned by the Saudis?

WikiLeaks: The National-Security State Strikes Back by Scott Horton

ACLU, CCR seek to have Obama enjoined from killing Awlaki without due process

BREAKING NEWS: Former Prisoners of Conscience Take Protest to Military Base in Colombia

Mayor Bloomberg defends mosque in emotional speech

How Citizens United Twisted Decades of Legal Precedent to Empower Corporations

Behind the Colombia / Venezuela Tensions

Democratic Party to Keep Controversial Superdelegates

New Rule: Anyone arguing that we are in Afghanistan for women´s rights..

The Right-Wing's Racist Freak Out Over the "Ground Zero" Muslim Center

Health-care law to save Medicare $575 Billion over this decade, report indicates - WaPo

On the Neuroticism of Fox News Viewers

August 3, 2010

Warming Is Real. Now What?

Smoke from the burning forests to the northeast

July 2010 Hottest July Ever For Finland - New Mean, Peak Temperature Records - AFP

Sea Life Census Completed In 2009 Found Gulf Of Mexico Remarkably Biodiverse System - AFP

2010 Already In 2nd Place For Number Of Temperature Records Set In Single Year - WP

Russia: Global Warming Long Held To Be Western Conspiracy, But Medvedev's Sweaty Statement Stunning

Barkwheats: It's A Dog's (Fair Trade) Life (sustainable product/recycled & biodegradable packaging)

Russian Wheat Loss Projections Up To 30% For 2010 - Global Wheat Prices At 2-Year Highs - AFP

Western Aleutians Sea Lion #s Down 45% In 10 Years - NMFS Considering Fishery Closures, Restrictions

N. Greenland Eemian Project Hits Bedrock - Ice Core Will Likely Be Best Record Yet Of 130,000 BPE

"Explosive Growth" Of Box Jellyfish, Mauve Stingers Closes Popular Spanish Beaches - Telegraph

Caithness Energy Offers Oregon Residents $5K Not to Complain About Shepherds Flat Wind Farm Noise

Dead zone as big as Massachusetts along coast of Louisiana and Texas

Company Makes Top 20 Among Mass. Toxic Waste Generators: Starts Manufacturing in China.

Help! If you can answer Question re- Eco-friendlier A/C Options

Buried Secrets - Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat

Arctic Ice August 2010

Report: Favre tells Vikings he's not returning

Bigger Diva: Brett Favre or Albert Haynesworth

I'm going out on a limb here and say that Tebow may just be a good NFL QB.

Can't wait for Sunday!!

This is about as close as I could get to a hunting/fishing forum so here it goes

James thanks hometown fans in Ohio in newspaper ad

Report: Brett Favre tells Vikings he's not returning

Youk done for season?

Kurt Warner to appear on "Dancing with the Stars"

Bolivia court upholds seizure of US man's ranch

Peru Bubonic Plague Outbreak Infects 31

Venezuelan Communists Call for Regional Demilitarization

BP Agrees on $1.9 Billion Colombia Sale to Ecopetrol, Talisman

Colombia: OAS rights commission condemns murder of indigenous leader

Chilean president's brother sentenced to community service

Chilean archbishop criticizes Argentina's same-sex marriage law

Alvaro Uribe: The Turnaround Champion

Firebombs hurled at Venezuela newspaper office

"Health problems" and Colombia keep Chavez away from Mercosur summit

University fights for lands seized by the National Lands Institute (INTI

Union chiefs say government meddling in unions is stirring violence

Former Prisoners of Conscience Take Protest to Military Base in Colombia

Hugo Boss: What I learned about Hugo Chávez's mental health when I visited Venezuela with Sean Penn.

In Venezuela, Rise Of Labor Unions Turns Deadly

PDVSA: More Contradictions

Operation False Positive:Behind the Colombia / Venezuela Tensions

U.N appoints an assassin to investigate assassinations

Vacaville Couple Sentenced In Accidental Shooting Of Child

9 Killed, 2 Wounded in Shooting at Beer Distributor

The U.S. gun lobby holds Mexico hostage

Your moment of DUH! Scare tactics convinced parents to vote against gay marriage

Man Who Attacked Gay Men Gets Light Sentence - Gays are NOT worthy of justice

The Prop 8 decision will be tomorrow

Alliance Defense Fund Calls For Prayers: Please Jeebus, Let Us Keep Prop 8

OMG...Man Kills Toddler Because He Was "Acting Like A Little Girl"

Former Gay Pride Parade queen regresses, joins anti-gay groups

Watch: DNC Chair Tim Kaine Answers Questions from LGBT Voters

Mondale to keynote Workers Memorial dedication

Today in labor history Aug 3 Author of "Which Side Are You On?" dies, PATCO rejects contract

Union Job Opening Mn

Five point six million workers added under Social Security tax break

Today in Labor History Aug 2, Sixty strikers wounded by police in Scranton

UE Local 1111’s Demise: Sadness Mixed With Pride

Workers Memorial provides opportunity to remember and renew commitment

For the record-I want to thank all Texas union members who came to see Bill White

Union: Conn. gunman (8 dead) was caught on tape stealing

A self-portrait

Brian May, Guitarist for Queen, Discovers 150-Year-Old Photos Of An English Village

Deadly Israel-Lebanon border clash

Orangutans are more efficient than we are

Here comes the sun storm (big aurora's tonight?)

Tracing Oil Reserves to Their Tiny Origins

Lebanon, Israel clash near border; at least 4 dead

Undersea river discovered flowing on sea bed

Aurora alert - tonight and tomorrow

Rumors in Astrophysics Spread at Light Speed

Philosophy and Faith

Catholic Diocese Proposes Running Orphanage

Take this, atheists!

I could use advice, please

Interesting account of ascension that resonated with me on youtube...

Anybody see this in GD? Like WOW!

I got exiled to the 9/11 forum on this one.

Cancer cells slurp up fructose, US study finds

Please send me lots of balancing light today.

Christian Academics Cite Hostility On Campus

August 2010 Prayer, Light and Healing Requests Thread

Expectation May Affect Placebo Response in Parkinson's Patients

A Question About Dehumidifiers -

Virginia Suit Against Health Care Law Moves Forward

A Snapshot of a Generation May Come Out Blurry

can you die of cancer without knowing you are sick?

More Dietary Supplement Regulation Needed

What a shock! Nitrates and nitrites in prepared meat linked to cancer!!