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Gov. Brown appointee was brains behind PG&E's Prop. 16

Meet the latest contributor to The Daily Show

What Repugs Want for America: The Ugly Face of Abortion in Oman

With the swearing in of the new Congress, we finally see what hell looks like. The issues that we

A guide for the journey through Capital

Bill Gates Starts New Astroturf Ed Deform Org to Control Media Coverage

Report Linking Vaccine To Autism Was Fraudulent, Says British Medical Journal

A Daley for a White House job? Critics lash out at 'Chicago Machine'

Whats really going to happen in the next two years,,,,

Julian, Bradley, Christopher, and Daulton...

Remember the AZ deputy (barney fife) who said border crossers shot him?

Cables reveal how US and UK sought to plunder Zimbabwe’s resources

Cables reveal how US and UK sought to plunder Zimbabwe’s resources

Indiana Legislature opens session with House dispute over GOP bill to bar required union dues

Oil rig blowout stemmed from systemic management problems, oil spill commission says

Oil rig blowout stemmed from systemic management problems, oil spill commission says

Images of children in art

Images of children in art

400 bugs found dead!

Democrats Plan Attack on Republican Repeal Effort

Mission Accomplished: Glenn Beck & Rupert Murdoch Dance A Jig Of Delight (TOON)

Who in their right mind endorses the "secret hold" in the Senate?

Who in their right mind endorses the "secret hold" in the Senate?

Army efforts don't stem Fort Hood suicides

Army efforts don't stem Fort Hood suicides

Fugg you Joe Scum

Fugg you Joe Scum

1 In 6 Americans Are Now in the Poverty Zone

Here's one where Obama doesn't seem to be backing down: Renominates Liu

I see Dead Animals....

Alan Keyes just may be the 2nd craziest black republican. Allen West is giving him a run

If you have a repuke rep, have you called him/her yet?

Report says Army cut corners on body armor tests

Medicare Key To Conquering Deficit Dilemma

Bush Administration Bullied Europeans over Genetically Modified Crops

Bush Administration Bullied Europeans over Genetically Modified Crops

Street artists hold protest performance at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary

Street artists hold protest performance at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary

Roubini: 'Housing Prices Can Only Move Down'

When the main industry left is the war machine

When the main industry left is the war machine

When the main industry left is the war machine

Those who call for Medicare for all here: Are you calling for everyone to have the option of

Those who call for Medicare for all here: Are you calling for everyone to have the option of

Army efforts don't stem Fort Hood suicides

The Top 15 Moments from the Darrell Issa Hall of Shame

The US has been at war with someone or other almost continuously since 1776...

Right Wing Shark Attack Alert

China In Diplomatic Gaffe, Backtracks After Leaked Report Discloses Country Ready To Use Preemptive

China In Diplomatic Gaffe, Backtracks After Leaked Report Discloses Country Ready To Use Preemptive

China In Diplomatic Gaffe, Backtracks After Leaked Report Discloses Country Ready To Use Preemptive

Thomas Jefferson on Constitutions as living documents:

Thomas Jefferson on Constitutions as living documents:

Could A Sole CongressPerson Go To The CBO And Get Single Payer Or Medicare For All Scored?.......

Sports Columnist Steve Buckley:Welcome to my coming-out party

Nogales teenager shot by Border Patrol while climbing over the fence

My local chapter of ILR to hold a "No Labels" informational course in the spring.

First Four Loko. Now Red Bull? Energy drink ban proposed in two states

(DC) Anti-war activists cheer judge's ruling

BP set to avoid gross negligence charge; key component in busted well approved in 90 minutes

Republican rules require cuts for all new spending.

2nd person denied Ariz. transplant coverage dies

U.S. to send 1,400 more Marines to Afghanistan

U.S. to send 1,400 more Marines to Afghanistan

"It's not the government's money, it's the people's money."

Thomas Aquinas was dumb as dirt.

Issa Watch

Reflections of my life - Marmalade

Reflections of my life - Marmalade

House Republican Oversight Leader Asks Big Business What Regulations They Want Changed

A Powerful Argument for U.S. High-Speed Rail

A Powerful Argument for U.S. High-Speed Rail

A Powerful Argument for U.S. High-Speed Rail

Now here's a headline you (hopefully) don't see every day........

Now here's a headline you (hopefully) don't see every day........

Andrew Cuomo pledges allegiance to neoliberalism

Excessive lead levels found in over 200 children in east China

Elephant painting elephant - real or fake!

Paying for our shackles

Google map of mass animal deaths. I am going to go now and snuggle my teddy bear under my blanket

Chesapeake Bay fish kill

Education is Not a Business

USA Learning from Portugal's New Drug Laws.

US Justice on Trial ("uncivilized)

GOSH! Most of the TREES around here are DEAD! All the leaves came off, and

Hey, a little help?

Issa the Inquisitor Goes to Hollywood

WHERE ARE THE JOBS, REPUBLICANS??

VP Biden vs. Worthy Opponent

So what's going on with filibuster reform?

Captain Gets Award After Barracuda Hurts Woman

Gov. Christie signs 'Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights'

House GOP ends floor voting rights for delegates

Ohio man pleads guilty to all charges in deaths of 3 people found dismembered in hollow tree

Two fucking hours to read the Constitution...

In case you missed it, excellent Media Matters (Bob McChesney) segment with Chris Hedges......

I don't need the constitution read. Where are the jobs! It's a filibuster.

I don't need the constitution read. Where are the jobs! It's a filibuster.

The nation's troop support rears it's ugly head again-Cancer rates at Fort DetricK

Evil Koch Industries Will Crush Well-Meaning Pranksters

Evil Koch Industries Will Crush Well-Meaning Pranksters

The Drug War: A Roller-Coaster To Hell

Up Is Down and Down Is Up!

Up Is Down and Down Is Up!

How can we be badly managed if we earn such big bonuses, ask BP bosses

Oh God, Already Whining About Madame Speaker

What time will they start reading the Constitution?

We have a chance to turn the reading of the Constitution on it's head

Someone was really upset with Best Buy's customer service

I love stories where the victim outsmarts the criminal--here's one.

Rep Louise Slaughter (D) is taking the repubs to task about the healthcare bill.

Great headline from Fark "Washington selects Boehner as town cryer"

Alcee Hastings has blown the health care repeal committee out of the water.

Robert Reich: The Shameful Attack on Public Employees

How Washington misreads Turkey. Those who fear Turkey's "Islamism" miss its dynamism.

How Washington misreads Turkey. Those who fear Turkey's "Islamism" miss its dynamism.

This constitution reading is pointless...

Republicans Enact Taxation Without Representation

Pelosi's handover to Boehner: Gracious -- and defiant

The Medicare "Death Panel" Lie Wins

State of the Union Drinking Games

State of the Union Drinking Games

What is the best way to profit from food inflation?

Know-Nothing Party Takes over Washington

Bastardi: January Could be Coldest for U.S. since 1985

Rep Scott Riggell,R read the 14th Amendment

Brown takes the governor's office in California, demands "sacrifice"

Brown takes the governor's office in California, demands "sacrifice"

Keep Referring To Her As Madame Speaker Or Speaker Pelosi

Could you pass a US citizenship test?

Is There A Political Papparazi?.......

I'm sorry Mr. President...

Why they are attacking Government service

Why they are attacking Government service

Britain: Two million struggle to hold on to homes using credit cards

"Male Citizens..."?

Right Wing Talking Dunce Says Nobody Knows Why Ocean Tides Rise And fall

What is the purpose of FOX pressing a RW Agenda?

What is the purpose of FOX pressing a RW Agenda?

dear media...please ask the republicans what policies they have offered in the last 2 years

Is the man who lobbied against financial reform, and HCR to become Chief of Staff?

Founding Fathers in heaven looking down on Congress today

(Groan)

another letter in my paper printed today supporting current healthcare bill

Toon: Signs of Economic Recovery

Filmmaker to Spill The Scientology Expose We've Been Waiting For

Did I Hear That The Dems Are Taking Turns With Repugs Reading The Constitution......

Did I Hear That The Dems Are Taking Turns With Repugs Reading The Constitution......

I love that they're reading the Constitution out loud in the chamber.

Chase closes couple's bank account for fraud after Grandma writes checks in red ink

"Stop The Lies"

Not true Dan Lungren

editorial in my paper yesterday inadvertantly supported universal healthcare

editorial in my paper yesterday inadvertantly supported universal healthcare

Even the establishment is getting tired of homeland insecurities

So was there a loud fapping sound when they read the 2nd Amendment?

"The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes..."

"The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes..."

So based on the reading

Drug-sniffing dogs in traffic stops often wrong

I hope they take turns reading 'War and Peace' next

President and Congress Provide Another Step Forward For Alzheimer’s Research and Services

Has anyone noticed how empty the House Chamber is during the Constitution reading?

My take on the reading of the Constitution and how it is being abused

Birther Arrested During Reading of the Constitution

House Republicans dial back on promises

House GOP ends floor voting rights for delegates

House GOP ends floor voting rights for delegates

Link to The Republican version of the Constution

It was suggested elsewhere (facetiously) that I must want Palin to be our next President. True dat.

Why did the GOP wait till now to read our constitution?

Jobless Claims Up -- And The Job Market Recovery May Be 'Cruelly Uneven'

Jobless Claims Up -- And The Job Market Recovery May Be 'Cruelly Uneven'

Now that the reading is done, do we get to vote on it?

I've got that same feeling today I had in 2004 when Booshe was re-elected

USA Today An Alaskan Trashes Palin on TV Show as Smoke and Mirrors Faux

Blue Shield of California plans ginormous rate hikes

Utility bill

You know who Bohener reminds me of?

Health care repeal's cost: $230 billion to deficit

Its sounds like a third grade reading class.

Here's one the MSM won't touch -- was Rahm Emanuel asked to 'resign' due to sexual harassment?

James Clyburn is on Andrea Mitchell

Looking for logic in all the wrong places...?

Next, Boehner recites "Charge of the Light Brigade" (Pics)

AP sources: Obama chooses Daley as chief of staff

The Rude Pundit: John Boehner's Big Gavel Is Flaccid

I thought that people were only allowed to donate $3,000 to a politician's campaign

Elizabeth Edwards leaves husband John out of will

All day long there's been an ear worm that I can't seem to shake off . . . .

Census: Number of poor may be millions higher

Does anyone know if this.......

CBO to Boner: Repealing Healthcare will increase deficit...

"The job-killing Health Care Law..." Boehner. This is how they will frame

"The job-killing Health Care Law..." Boehner. This is how they will frame

Jan Brewer's Healthcare Cuts Claim Another victim

UI law professor: Decision in Citizens United v. FEC may be open to challenges

Mass fish deaths at Folly (Beach, SC)

Palin must be stopped, says Scarborough

Republican Chairman of Homeland Security Says the New York Times Should be Tried for Espionage

waPO: Recitation of Constitution set in House renews debate over Founders' intentions

Despite media coverage, China not 'eating our lunch' on tests - rural immigrants barred from schools

Gag - Boner's Office on-hold Music

Reading of the Constitution IS EXPURGATED

Pelosi passes gavel, accidently touches Boehner, Boehner emits body fluid.

Pelosi passes gavel, accidently touches Boehner, Boehner emits body fluid.

South Baffin (Canada) swelters in winter heat wave

Helen Thomas Back: Returns To Journalism With Column In Virginia Paper

Now I know why the 'pugs are wanting to do away with the 14th Amendent

Multiple companies blamed for Gulf oil spill, while Halliburton is "fully indemnified"

Tamron Hall is at the Consumer Electronics extravaganza in Las Vegas and will

Tamron Hall is at the Consumer Electronics extravaganza in Las Vegas and will

TIME (blog): John P. Wheeler III, 1944-2010

Boehner of the Day

Mexico says U.S. border agent killed teenage boy

Gary Collins doesn't like to pay his restaurant tab

William Daley replaces Rahm - Mr NAFTA picked by Obama

Caption the clown twins

Bomb squad at building near (MD) State House several people injured (updated)

Rep. Alcee Hastings holding STRONG on committee discussing repeal of health care bill.

Gov. Scott orders Fla.'s 2 remaining planes sold

Boehner says its not up to him to tell ReTHUG

Take the Constitution Quiz and post how you did!

Oh Look -- more GOP "Civility!" (Headline: "Shouts about Obama interrupt Constitution reading")

Explosions Reported At Dept. Of Transportation & Maryland State House

Possibly The Dumbest Columnist Ever: The Plain Dealer's Kevin O'Brien.

The republicans will need to go to a 7 day work week to knock down all of the President's

Justice Carlos Moreno, sole Democratic appointee on Calif Supreme Court, submits resignation

Breaking on GEM$NBC - two packages exploded in government buildings in Maryland

Now I am understanding why the 'pugs want to do away with the 14th Amendment like a piece of tissue

Here's a Jefferson quote we should frame and send to every GOP Representative in the House.

Bizarro World!

1-6-11 WikiLeaks: the latest developments by Simon Jeffery (The Guardian)

Why Is Jeff Sessions Blocking A Child Sex Trafficking Bill?

Unruly Russian hockey team kicked off flight after world junior win over Canada

Interactive Bird and Fish Death Map

The new talking points will be pushed by

Obama appointed Daley for the 2012 election, not for the country

Here we go again...

Franken’s Rule Change Would Put Burden On 41 Senators Filibustering - FDL

The Grasshopper and the Ant; A Tale for Our Time

Let's not give Haley Barbour too much praise about the Pardon of the two women in prison for 20 yrs

How Bad Will Government Get?

I cried after work yesterday ... trying to help a patient get care

2 packages 'pop' at Md. government buildings

The United States military is not "the finest fighting force that the world has ever known"

Republican bid to scrap healthcare hits snags

Seriously is anyone listening to this

Any DU'ers going on the Progressive Voices Cruise?

Any Norwegian computer nerds in the house? Mogster?

Members likely to be pitted against each other with Ohio losing two seats

Boner, find jobs FOR US not people who don't understand what they are reading....

Self-Delete My Bad

world statistics dynanuc site--where is it?

Ex-Mass. politician sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

The rise of racism and xenophobia in Israel (common themes)

Time for a Third Party to Emerge

Mr. President: No matter how pro-corporate your nominee is, you will still be a "socialist"

Evidence increases of environmental and physiologic influences on autism.

What is the Republican objection to sexless same-sex marriage?

Dead birds,dead fish and ...

David Drier the repug chair

UPDATE: Threat level is *ORANGE*

My aunt had a heart attack today

Birther screams out "Except Obama" as Congress reads the Constitution

Care to read how losing manufacturing jobs leads to higher property taxes and falling home values?

Defense budget will continue to increase until 2015

economics.

Urge the Congress Critters who want to repeal HC to give up their own govt. HC FIRST!

Anyone watch Kunstler on History Channel last night? Are they going

Ted Williams, the Golden-Voiced Homeless Man, Got ANOTHER Job

D.C.'s own Mr. Blackwell

Berkeley fills its community pool with mud to save money

Emanuel: Sell advertising to pay for after-school programs

Please post repub quotes on repealment of health care plan here

Best and worst bottled water brands

as I prepare for his birthday-an MLK quote as appropriate today as it was in the 60's

as I prepare for his birthday-an MLK quote as appropriate today as it was in the 60's

Boy hitman's mother pleads not guilty to immigration charge

New GOP rep: Sick kids shouldn't get health insurance

My memo to the DLC.

Next Year San Pedro, CA Will Get The Battle Ship USS Iowa

Kids Getting High on Bath Salts. Louisiana Bans Them

Ted Williams the homeless man with golden voice on Lawrence O' Donnell tonight

Are you Liberal, Progressive, Right wing spy?

John Edwards, I was gonna vote for that clown

France's Socialist Party: The man who would be president.

Rep. John Lewis just read the 13th Amendment

Question - are Members of the House of Representatives

Unalienable right to life. Except if you need a transplant.

For-Profit College Grads Also Earn a Life of Debt

For-Profit College Grads Also Earn a Life of Debt

NBC scuttles Ted Williams' reunion with mother at LGA to 'scoop' CBS

Huck Finning the Constitution-Republicans read fake version of Constitution

After Filibustering Judicial Nominees, McConnell Falsely Claims That He Opposes

The Consitution is all a bunch of words to them

Gates: Give and take on military budget cuts

Gates: Give and take on military budget cuts

False positives suggest police exploit dogs to justify searches

my editorial printed today on new generation of Gulf War Illness vets

KO looks great tonight - starting with Sessions

TN congresswoman says sick kids shouldn't get insurance...

Venture capitalist wants to test my drugs. Help.

Shocking: Video Catches San Francisco Police Shooting Man in Wheelchair

Cost of healthcare repeal put at $230 billion

Welcome to my coming-out party

Conservative self-identifies with single-celled brainless organism

Democratic Party Identification At 22-Year Low

Big Eddy said the same thing I do ALL the time

U.S. kills Marine vehicle that promised 750 jobs (Michigan)

I love it. The reading of the Constitution has already become a moment of pure FUCKERY!

Question: Medical tort reform; Insurance vs. insurance.

So, administration of some of my federal student loans has been handed to Sallie Mae

Devastation From Above

Look! It's a vertical take off, fast moving airplane contrail!

Billo the Clown: "Tide goes in, tide goes out, no miscommunication."

Let's start counting: "Rising star" Rethug, new congress critter David RIVERA, being investigated

Counter-Intelligence

Hey Weeper Boner

Godless Capitalism

2 million fish found dead in MD

US Airways Closing Remaining Off Shore Reservations Centers

Glenn Beck Ratings Crashing & Burning - 307 for Beck - Countdown with Keith 295

Boner says we have "the best healthcare delivery system in the world".

So, is it just me, or does John Boehner look like

Blue Shield of California plans huge rate increases (up to 50% for some)

James Carville..

Howard Dean approves of William Daley

WikiLeaks: "The Conservative Constitution of the United States" proposed by Republicans revealed!

OATHGATE - Pete Session (R-Tx) didn't take the oath then tried to repeal "Obamacare" (hilarious)

The Desperate Campaign to Discredit Jane Mayer

I would weep for what this country has become

Center for Constitutional Rights: Wikileaks and Democracy

Ann Coulter Calls MSNBC Host 'Retarded'

I want the truth

Repugs aim to save America from the tyranny of clean air

NY village bans smoking on public sidewalks

REPORT: The GOP Needs To Tell The Truth About Their Views On The Constitution

Possible Republican replacements for the current HCR bill

Egypt Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

Republicans violate Constitution while reading the Constitution

Republicans reject report on cost of health care repeal

Can we rescind the Patriot Act now??

More screws! Encouragement of agencies to hire shrinks and sociologist to measure grumpiness. What

Homophobic Congresswoman to Head Subcommittee on Higher Education

What do Republicans/Teabaggers think about the 112 so far?

A "Pledge of Resistance" to Defend Social Security (and Defund the Empire)

Help save Social Security: interviewees needed, make $10

A picture's worth a thousand words.

It's pretty bad when the left's main hero is an Independent.

Freeper "tet68" says St. Ronnie was "saviour of his country"..."can’t wait for your stamp"

So, it will be the 100th anniversary of the triangle shirtwaist factory fire this year

So, it will be the 100th anniversary of the triangle shirtwaist factory fire this year

O'Reilly tide story on Colbert - Billo has said it on several occasions-

Mandatory Thursday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Brad Friedman subs for Mike

At least the Republicans are giving us good Comedy Entertainment: Jon Stewart is Awesome

Republicans reject report on cost of health care repeal...forget reality

The TSA’s wholesale violation of our civil rights, including economic liberty

Egypt Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass

W... T... F... !!! - 'Obama Grants O'Reilly Super Bowl Interview' - HuffPo

When they pass the plate, basket or what-have-you in churches all over America....

Do you approve of Obama's choice of William Daley as the next White House Chief of Staff?

Daley is "great" say the two pundits on Charlie Rose.

Chavez Suggests Bill Clinton for U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela

Tears may send a sexual message in addition to an emotional one, study finds (WP)

"My pension is safe" -- Or is it? Gov. confiscation all the rage.

Speaking of JP Morgan Chase, banks who did illegal foreclosures will not be prosecuted

House of Horrors -Smashing Plato's Cave

Gates to announce program cuts Thursday

Gates to announce program cuts Thursday

The "N" Word

According To Fineman, The Transformation Has Been Completed...

Julian Assange Threatened To Sue Guardian For Publishing WikiLeaks Cables: Vanity Fair

BOEHNER: I don’t think I have one off the top of my head.

WOR - What Is It Good For?

Discover Card delivers!

A Bizarro World where teachers are to blame

Will the New Assaults on Public Employee Unions Undermine All Workers?

I Prefer Liberal

Deleted.

Navy bans smoking on submarines

48 million Americans in poverty - we're utterly fucked for the next six years

Danziger Toon on the New Chief of Staff

David Kelly's mobile phone logs ignored by detectives

Md. police kill giant bird

Obama appoints William Daley. Finally someone in the Obama administration with Wall Street ties!

Gloom & Doom Edition: Holy Crap... I Really Hope He's Wrong...

WTF is the matter with Ed Schultz

Finally the question comes: "What are we going to do about this lack of democracy?"

Even MORE Republican Hypocrisy - Every Republican voted to hide their own government health care....

Rielle Hunter, John Edwards Wedding Planned

What do you think of this? James O'Keefe managed to tank ACORN

We have no lions left.......when we need them most

Activists decry plans for ‘second class’ of US citizen

Blue Shield of California seeks health insurance rate hikes of as much as 59%!

Despite everything, there is one MAJOR thing we have to be grateful for:

I am sorry, I just can't wrap my mind around Michelle Bachmann

CNN: US to boost Afghan troop levels

where are the "right-to-lifers" on health care?

Abnormal Cancer Rates at Fort Detrick Tied to Monsanto’s Agent Orange

Doesn't This Just Say It ALL ??? - Current HuffPo Front Page...

Well-known Boston sportswriter comes out of the closet in his column today.

White House and congressional Republicans reaching a consensus that corporate taxes should be cut.

Two Republicans miss swearing in ceremony to attend fundraiser

Biggest Fuck Up So Far: Congress Puts a Fox in Charge of the Higher Ed Henhouse

Thousands of birds fall from sky in Italy. WTF IS GOING ON?

She Died of Socialized Neglect

The man who gave us NAFTA, opposed HCR and financial reform is now chief of staff. Nothing changes

Just got my first post-tax-cut paycheck

Your alignment with the Democratic Party, today, is . . . .

Howard Dean: Tea party the ‘last gasp of the 55-year-old generation’

ACLU refutes Scalia

I f'd up the phone interview for a mail clerk position!!! Argh!

lol. this should drive repukes nuts: Howard Dean Says Reagan Didn't End Cold War

Would it be possible to invest Social Security funds in the Stock Market....

WOW ABC World News leads off with the deaths in Arizona

How bad is the book "Decision Points"?

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. teenager tortured in Kuwait and barred re-entry into the U.S.

"Tide Goes In, Tide Goes Out. No one can explain it"

"Tide Goes In, Tide Goes Out. No one can explain it"

Dad Can't Watch As Court Plays His Video of Son's Uzi Tragedy

Sessions never sworn-in; could affect health repeal bill timing!

Sessions never sworn-in; could affect health repeal bill timing!

Local (SC) paper today: Thousands of dead fish wash ashore.

Ted Williams voicing the new "MSNBC - Lean Forward" ads

81 year old woman forced back to work as a lunch monitor at local high school to pay property taxes

Robert Reich: GOP Is Spreading a Big Fat Lie About the Economy -- We Need Obama to Put an End to It

Number One Place to Cut Spending

Are you leaving Facebook now that Goldman Sachs is practically buying it?

Trends and end of Empire...

Trends and end of Empire...

William Daley: "I believe in Third Way: pro-market, strong on security, and seeking common ground"

Obama praises Daley's "forward looking vision" and "awareness of how our system of government works"

Mass animal deaths now mapped on Google

Are there health needs you're putting off

Do you still like John Edwards?

I know somebody here has a Free Republic Account. Please find a way to post this.

So who is this Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.)?

Wikileaks Reveals U.S. Involvement (with Japan) in Plans to Weaken Sea Shepherd

Toon: the 112th Congress

President Obama: No Whistleblowing on My Watch

FWIW. THIS article is the reason I disliked Candidate Obama.

I almost got into a fist fight with a right-wing guy (Realtor) this morning.

Dear Jenny McCarthy - your 'proof' turns out to be a steaming pile of crap! So move on now!

Calling people who are anti-quackery "pro-big pharma" is dishonest and wrong.

Gore Vidal: Michele Bachmann 'Too Stupid To Deserve An Answer'

*********THE LAST WORDS OF BILL ZELLER*************

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

I have two friends who canceled savings accounts with BOA because of a 5 dollar monthly fee.

Must read! Full-Catastrophe Banking in 2011 by Mary Bottari (The Center for Media and Democracy/PR

Waitress’ iPhone alarm failed, getting her fired

Bacteria devoured methane from gulf oil spill, study shows (LA Times)

A Tale Of Three Sisters

And the hits just keep on coming

I am a Progressive.

I love to quote Jean Shepherd:

Campaign chairman Bill Daley to Al Gore during the Florida recount: Making the case for surrender

Our dear friend dogday needs our help.

BP Disaster was "Avoidable" (Dear BP: You're busted. Yours, the Oil Spill Commission.)

Uranium Mill in Colorado Gets License

A Daley for a White House job? Critics lash out at 'Chicago Machine'

Obama renews push for Bay Area judgeships

22 killed in Uttarakhand bus accident

Excessive lead levels found in over 200 children in east China

Knesset approves investigation of Israeli human rights groups

Elizabeth Edwards cut estranged husband John Edwards out of will week before she died

Qantas flight forced to turn back after wing alert Craig Platt

Commission spreads the blame for Gulf oil disaster in report

U.S. to Send 1,400 Extra Troops to Afghanistan: Report

40,000 Crabs Have Been Found Dead on England Beaches

Exclusive: Volcker to step down from White House panel

Youths riot in Algeria over high prices

UK Lawmakers Question Deep Water Drilling Safety

WikiLeaks: Israel charged bribes for Gaza access

Democrats Plan Attack on Republican Repeal Effort

Pelosi's handover to Boehner: Gracious -- and defiant

U.S. Boosts Afghan Surge Pentagon Plans to Send 1,400 Extra Marines to Supplement Spring Campaign

Healthcare law repeal hurts deficits: CBO

WikiLeaks: Secret whaling deal plotted by US and Japan

Minister insists no journalist was murdered in connection with their work

Gulf oil spill: BP set to avoid gross negligence charge

Fewer Americans Filed Jobless Claims Over Past Month

Elizabeth Edwards leaves husband John out of will

Two Million Fish Found Dead In Maryland

Helen Thomas, After a Stumble, Returns as Columnist

Ex-pastor could get up to 5 years for sex with teen

Special Ops Center to Streamline Secret U.S. War

Seoul rejects North Korea's talks offer as "propaganda"

Seoul rejects North Korea's talks offer as "propaganda"

Veteran Journalist Thomas Resumes Column Today in News-Press

Unruly Russian hockey team kicked off flight after world junior win over Canada

US blacklists Ivory Coast president, inner circle

Ivory Coast: Ouattara wants commandos to snatch Gbagbo

GOP bends its own new House rules

Tough Mining Law Survives Court Test in Kentucky

Egypt fears Coptic Christmas bombings

Kasich relents, makes swearing-in public

Lawmakers recite Constitution on House floor

Does wikispaces cache their own pages?

Retailers report surprisingly weak December

Explosive packages cause injuries at two Maryland state buildings; one addressed to O'Malley

Does wikispaces cache their own pages?

Passengers overpower hijacker on Norway-Turkey flight

Report: House GOP's Constitution Reading Could Cost Over $1 Million

Feds Say VA GOPer Used Position To Endow Job He Was Seeking

Geithner says U.S. could hit debt limit by March 31

Gulf oil spill: BP set to avoid gross negligence charge

Taliban Rejects Senator's Suggestion That US Establish Military Bases In Afghanistan

Anybody seen elshiva lately?

2 packages ignite in Md. gov't buildings; 2 hurt

US jobless claims near 2 1/2 yr low for past month

Passengers overpower would-be hijacker on Turkish Airlines flight

Ariz. Cuts Transplant Coverage; 2 Patients Die-After State Nixes Medicaid Coverage as Budget Fix

U.S. Boosts Afghan Surge

Ivory Coast: Gbagbo 'expels UK and Canada envoys'

Republicans acknowledge debt limit should rise

Wildlife Services experiment with safe way to poison feral hogs

Pentagon Defense Cut

I guess we didnt win the Megamillions

Maine governor allows state to question immigration status

American woman arrested in Iran

I guess we didnt win the Megamillions

Goldman Flooded With Facebook Orders

Pentagon to cut spending by $78 billion, reduce troop strength.

Gov. Rick Scott appoints St. Joe executive to lead Florida growth management agency

Unlike you, I don't need to punch myself in the head.

Global spam e-mail levels suddenly fall

Boehner to 'birthers': Hawaii good enough for me

California insurance commissioner to Blue Shield: Delay rate hike

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Thursday, January 6, 2011

William A. White, Avowed Neo-Nazi, Convicted of Threatening Matthew Hale Juror

Ex-Virginia lawmaker charged with bribery

Ex-Senate aide is sentenced in Abramoff case

Census: Number of poor may be millions higher (than previously thought)

Slip-Slidin' Away. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FAR Away.

Vinyl siding can be utterly breathtaking.

A young man's first shave is sometimes a "wrong-of-passage"... but always a true adventure.

Take it from MiddleFingerMom: Don't live your life like MiddleFingerMom.

Facebook to go public or disclose data by 2012

NAKED TIME!!! (or) Why MiddleFingerMom loves the Winter.

Foreclosures May Be Undone by State Ruling on Mortgage Transfer

Is this a new smilie? And if it IS, why didn't I think of it?

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report {01/06/2011}

Notable passages of Constitution left out of reading in the House

So I got this weather radio a few years back, mostly in case of a tornado

You can stop your sleepless tossing and turning at night: The New Starbucks Logo Revealed herein:

I really wish someone would register with the name "Name Removed"

A comment I'm going to post on Yahoo comments

The Official Bobblehead of the Lounge

Aww...my little girl is 5 today

Boehner reacts to birther outburst

This week, I learned the meaning of the phrase "renal colic."

This week, I learned the meaning of the phrase "renal colic."

Why?

MFM's cat was cruel during his adolescence: "Dis is what you looked like at the dance last night."

Fetish Kitty felt a sudden urge to go knock over a convenience store.

Latest nickname for Sarah Palin...

MiddleFingerMom looks forward to his an... his ANNual abduction by aliens.

Question for fellow Web Designers who have converted existing sites into Mobile-compliant versions

Anyone live near Winchester, VA?

Obama OKs JFCOM closure; new cuts imperil 160 more jobs

I still think this is the most awesome

Can a patch plug work its way out of a tire? Last summer I had a tire

I'll show you my gavel, if you show me yours.

Why would Obama pick Bill Daily(Roger Healy) as Chief of Staff?

Illinois House Passes Death Penalty Ban, Senate Next

It's amazing how sometimes everything just comes together so nicely:

US stands by choice for Caracas envoy

Oh Good GRIEF!

A New Year's resolution we could have made en masse here at Dramatocratic Underground.

Barbie has a hotter body these days.

U.S. To Offer Compromise In Mexican Trucking Dispute

400 bugs found dead!

I'm gonna have a granddaughter! I'm gonna have a granddaughter!

NM governor removes environmental board members

My tacit admission that Ted Williams is the man

Ok who the hell is Jamie *#@&ing on "Top Chef"

Who's up for some Allman Brothers? (Southbound)

"Despicable Me" question

Michael Caine does... Michael Caine

11 funniest pics of Boehner crying

Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship

Gates orders DOD to accelerate DADT repeal

Daley son’s business partner indicted

Narrowing the Field Before Playing It - niche dating sites

Anybody know whether spokeo.com is safe/reputable?

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

Am I The Only One.... (Fast Subtitles)

My little love bug

Now For A Little Tull!

I've got a new show tonight

does anyone here use abiword for word processing?

5,000 Mich. jobs at risk if Marine vehicle is killed

Strange bedfellows: U.S. Chamber and AFL-CIO may team up against House GOP infrastructure cuts

What is causing all these dead fish and birds?

So me, a long-time Star Trek TNG fan, finally gets around to watch the Original series.

House is finished, Here are some pics --

Calif. Dem (Rep Lynn Woolsey) reintroduces public option for health insurance

Veteran Journalist (Helen) Thomas Resumes Column Today in News-Press

Gov. Christie signs 'Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights'

Remember when toys used to be FUN?

Two packages explode in Maryland state office buildings; no injuries reported

Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Leak to Times Reporter

This is where I live...

Best book-to-film adaptation?

Drone may be coming to Miami-Dade

2 House Republicans Missed Swearing In While At A Fundraiser In The Capitol, Violating Constitution

Well, this is an odd time to be asking for vibes...

World scrambles to contain food inflation

Inmate to appear in Howard County court after feces incident

Republicans kill global warming committee

Game Franchises that need reseurrection:

The evolution of the Batmobile

AP: Obama chooses Daley as next chief of staff

Smokers: help a nonsmoker understand what it is about smoking.

Army Faces Questions Over 'Spiritual Fitness' Test

Obama threatens to veto healthcare repeal

Cross-sex strip searches ruled unconstitutional (case from Joe Arpaio policy)

Post here - Great Books/Novels ruined by their movie adaptation

Sperling to head National Economic Council

Less Ambitious Book Titles

HHS Insurance Oversight Office To Become Part Of Medicare Agency

TYT: Gay Photo Test For Military Service?

So I've been listening to Republicans talking about the national budget,

E.J. Dionne: "Small Government" Talk is Just Rhetoric

"We Did Not Do A Good Job Explaining Health Care Bill The Republicans Will Give Us Another Chance"

Congressman Anthony Weiner on GOP Plans to Repeal Health Care Reform: "I Welcome This Fight"

Dean Baker: State Financing Crisis: Big News, the Stock Market Fell in 2008

What's The Point Of Reading The Constitution Out Loud?

The Other Side of Immigration

TDPS: The Consistent Life Ethic is Neither Consistent Nor Ethical...It's a Sham!

Repugs First Order - Disenfranchise

Wake up Dr. Wakefield

Boner Shows Pelosi The Republicon Definition Of "Compromise" As Soon As He's Got The Gavel

Majority Report: Lies + Death Panels = Obama Retreat

BREAKING!!! Daley to become the Chief Of Staff

PA '12 poll: Obama leads all GOP candidates in state

The Other Guys: End Credits Sequence

Dr Wakefield Defends His Autism Vaccine Research pt.1

Dr Wakefield Defends His Autism Vaccine Research pt.2

Global Warming: Winter Weirding

Thom Hartmann: Crazy Alert - Spy edition!

“Who cares if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice?”

Majority Report: Dick Cheney Literally Has No Pulse!

Birther arrested during Constitution reading

Papantonio: New GOP Agenda Will be Disastrous for America

Majority Report: Digby on the Rich and Their Insatiable Desire to Cut Social Security

Majority Report: Boehner's Predictably Weepy First Speech as Speaker

Papantonio Takes on Oil Executive on Rising Gas Prices

Thom Hartmann: Civilization won't end with a bang, but a buzz?

Cenk TYT commentary: GOP House Takeover - The Hypocrisy Begins!

Nancy Skinner discussed new food safety bill on Freedom Watch 1-4-11

The war on drugs, an insiders view

Thom Hartmann: Daily Take: It's a Lie!

Renault suspends executives for 'spying'

Chris Christie's Blue Christmas

Boehner's Crying Again

Blame the Unions for Everything!

Olbermann/Howard Dean: Obama's Outgoing Senior Staff Members

Matt Taibbi: The Crying Shame of John Boehner

Crooks & Liars via Lawrence O'Donnell: McCain is like Johnny Ringo...he wants revenge for being born

Bill Daley got Howard Dean's endorsement, now Robert Reich's for WH Chief of Staff

Nancy Skinner on Freedom Watch 1-4-1 re: pensions being taken away in Europe - can it happen here?

Why Are House Republicans Reading The Constitution?

Boehner claims he'll hold debt limit hostage

BP shares jump after US report spreads spill blame

Something fishy in Brazil

Weird Liberal Head Show #262: Join Us or Join the Boner and the Far Right!

DAMN!!! two packages have EXPLODED in MD in a state building

Young Turks: GOP BS On Spending Cuts Exposed

Just what is our President smoking?

14th Amendment and Pre-existing conditions

I guess Boner isn't birther....

Recovery Act Kept 4.5 Million People Out of Poverty in 2009, Helping Keep Poverty Flat

Parking garage attendant says John Wheeler worried about a stolen briefcase, FBI called in

Does The President Have A Strange Name?

William Daley is currently serving on the Executive Committee of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co?

If the Administration had not endlessly tried bipartisanship, what would Obama's approval rating be?

Report: States and Health Reform

Papantonio: Dimwit Legislators Appeal to Dimwit Constituents

Gore Vidal's written statement in response to this Bachmann video

Strange bedfellows: U.S. Chamber and AFL-CIO may team up against House GOP infrastructure cuts

Why Can’t Fox News Dent Obama’s Approval Rating?

Birther Interrupts House Reading Of Constitution, Yells 'Help Us Jesus'

A Rant: What to Tell Your Misrepresentatives in Congress Now

White House welcomes Holly Petraeus to the CFPB

Rachel's Back and Her Thoughts On Obama's Daley Choice

Alan Grayson "I Feel Like I'm Attending My Own Funeral"

"Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Invites Protesters To Speak At Health Care Signing (VIDEO)"

MRN: Republicans Lead Constitution Storytime

WTF!!! Why is Amy Holmes on MSNBC isn't she a CNN spokes person

Bill O'Reilly v. Dave Silverman - You KNOW they're all SCAMS!

"Biden's Advice To Girls: 'No Dates Until You're 30'"

"Brother Bill: A Look at William Daley"

Young Turks: Gibbs Leaving White House To Get Rich - Why That's A Problem

Wall Street Fat-Cats Flip Public Service Workers the Bird

"After Railing Against Government Spending, Speaker Boehner Can’t Name One Program He Would Cut"

OH GOD!! Adam Green is upset about Deley being Chief Of Staff

People talked into waving and walking with a red flag which turns into a radical protest march!

Dean on Daley

Republicans Reading Amended Slavery-Free Constitution

January 6, 1861

About the 19 Democrats who voted against Pelosi yesterday .....

Roseanne Barr and Ted Nugent spar over politics

ROSEANNE BARR vs TED NUGENT

"Two Republican Members Voted Without Being Sworn In"

Stop Calling Me A Progressive (Rant)

Captain Kirk reads the Constitution dramatically

Gibbs to 'TP' White House if Auburn Tigers win championship

Do you miss the Blue Dogs/New Democrats who lost in November?

The revolving door shouldn't spin again for Bill Daley

January 7, 1861

Look at how many Black RW Strategists are popping up on cable news:

Why isn't Palin going after Coulter for calling a MSNBC host RETARDED

'Obamacare' Is not a 'job killer.' It actually creates jobs-- millions of them.

William Daley is a good part of the reason why the USA is now a two-class society

What is your #1 personal reason why you could never EVER be a Republican in a million years?

"Obama to do pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox's O'Reilly"

Obama's quiet war machines

Obama admin. plans defense cuts that nearly top GOP’s entire first-year austerity pledge

Lawrence O'Donnell just pointed out that NEVER BEFORE has a Democratic president

The Man Who Spilled the Secrets (Vanity Fair's just-posted Assange profile)

Julian Assange's Deal With the Devil

John Boehner Revises TR: 'Weep Softly and Carry a Big Stick'

Economic Suicide

The Man Who Spilled the Secrets

The Corporate House

Why are so many Americans unemployed and underemployed? And what could we do about it? (Oped News)

U.S. citizens need to know about Colombian killings

Attorney asks court not to hear Uribe in Drummond case

Wingers, the elite are laughing at you, not with you

Byron Williams, Mercury News: George W. Bush "most significant president since FDR"

Byron Williams, Mercury News: George W. Bush "most significant president since FDR"

Open the door, Mr. President: There are 55,000 reasons to be fair to Haitians

The Decline of the American Empire - I: The Internal Crumbling

Hayley Barbour looks to commute sentence if convicted woman donates kidney

"It's the biggest story of our time...and the biggest taboo.

Don't Just Close Guantánamo, Return It

Fraud

Obama — Too Big to Fail?

School to sing Lions fight song in memory of principal

The Conservative Constitution of the United States

How the US Government is helping Monsanto get into Europe

What Palin's Show Says About Us

Wikileaks trove used in fight over shipwreck trove

CBO: GOP Health Care Repeal (H.R. 2) Would Increase Deficit $145 Billion

FACT CHECK: Mass bird, fish deaths occur regularly

Hitler's Shadow Reaches toward Today

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FAO Announces Food Prices At New Global High In December 2010 - NYT

As Flood Moves Southward, Water Fight Intensifies In Murray-Darling River Basin

NYT Times - NE Australian Floods May Be At Or Approaching Peak This Week

Don Blankenship Retires - But How Will He Make It W. A Paltry $12 Million Retirement Package?

Multiply Pesticide-Resistant Grain-Munching Khapra Beetle Found In LAX Passenger's Luggage

Pass the tanning butter?

Study Suggests We’ve Hit ‘Peak Travel’

US' Qteros, India's Praj ink deal on low-cost ethanol production

Northeast had a broiler of a year in 2010

Caribou (Maine) has warmest year since 1939

House v. EPA, Round One (Mother Jones)

Feds sue Pa. coal plant operators over pollution

searchable database of almost every peer-reviewed paper referenced in IPCC AR4

Breaking: Fire in Alberta Oil Sands Injures Three

Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) Growing Threat In Patagonia, Andes, Himalayan Nations

Economics Improve for First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plants - NYT

Bipartisan Congressional Group Pressing Obama Admin To Avoid Any Regulations On Fracking

Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy?

Marine and his wife attacked outside a movie theatre - gun owner comes to the rescue.

ATF source confirms ‘walking’ guns to Mexico to ‘pad’ statistics

Brazilian hostage release delegation to arrive in Colombia next week

Attorney asks court not to hear Uribe in Drummond case

Ecuadorean president offers to regularize illegal migrants who report corrupt officials

Women in Haiti’s squalid refugee camps face rampant rape

U.S. citizens need to know about Colombian killings

Open the door, Mr. President: There are 55,000 reasons to be fair to Haitians

Hitler's Shadow Reaches toward Today

Interview: Afro-Colombian Farmers on Displacement and Resistance

Minister insists no journalist was murdered in connection with their work

Justice Denied: Activists Imprisoned, SOA Remains Open

US May Renominate Ambassador Choice Rejected By Venezuela

Massive cruise liner docks in Cuba to much fanfare

US to keep Palmer as ambassador candidate (Spanish)

Why Washington Hates Hugo Chavez

Venezuela ruling party takes control of parliament

Gloat-Free NBA Scores (Wednesday, January 5)

I forgot to gloat about Stanford beating UConn

so when did college basketball fans start droning all thru

Jerry Jones has his new puppet >>

Andrew Luck staying at Stanford..

Dolphins creating controversy by courting Harbaugh while Sparano is still on staff

Join the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Watchers

Boston Herald sportswriter Steve Buckley comes out

Stop Bullying or I’ll Sue

Gov. Rick "Medicare Fraud" Scott Begins Tenure By Banning LGBT Rights

Chick-fil-A Partners With Rabid Anti-Gay Group

Proposal to Establish Committee to Investigate Israelis who Collect Information about Israeli Soldie

High Court: Gender segregation legal on Israeli buses - but only with passenger consent

Bill being Drafted to Bar International Peace Activists from Entering Israel

WikiLeaks: Israel charged bribes for Gaza access

Israel sinks the peace process

Palestinian Protester’s Death Throws Spotlight on Movement Against Israeli Wall

The rise of racism and xenophobia in Israel (common themes)

Israel continues military drills, fires into south Lebanon

Hamas leader denies Nazi Holocaust

Lieberman says Israel won't be Turkey 'punching bag'

Mary said - worship us or my son will burn you alive, scorch your land and kill your livestock

Bill O'Reilly: God causes the tides not the moon

On Fundies, Christianity and DU.

Do You Believe in the Future?

Why there are no missing links

Flowchart: Debating Science with a Christian

Journal’s Paper on ESP Expected to Prompt Outrage

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