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Archives: May 23, 2011

Saudi woman arrested for challenging driving ban

Prelim storm reports

You all have done very well...

Video of tornado hitting Joplin, MO

I think another argument for bringing the Guard home

First Person video of Joplin MO tornado 5/22/11

Arnold Schwartzneggar Deserves a Good Beating

Bumpy road ahead for newly sworn in Ivorian President

Catholic University's faculty letter to Boehner re. his commencement speech there.

Pakistan's military under al-Qaeda attack

Wisconsin: Walker proposes $250M giveaway to business

89 Confirmed Dead In Joplin

"Minority Report" traffic, here we come!

Chile's buried secrets

America's Emerging Political Maturity is Good News for Democrats

BBC: Lagarde favourite for IMF as Mexican enters fray

Another storm watch for Joplin

Joplin tornado death toll soars to 89

Non Sequitur Toon: The Situation Is Dire

Where is the Joplin Storm heading?

The Elephant in the Green Room (Roger Ailes and Fox News)

Armstrong Failed Drug Test in 2001, Hamilton Tells 60 Minutes

Eight years and two months, 179 dead ... Britain finally pulls the last of its forces out of Iraq

Intelligence officials: Suspected drone strike kills 4 in Pakistan

Remember when Media Matters bid $86k for dinner with Murdoch?

A little monday morning Humor

We need jobs and help, but peace in the Middle East is more important?

Government Official Who Makes Perfectly Valid, Well-Reasoned Point Against Israel Forced To Resign

First Conviction Using Hate Crimes Prevention Law

Orbitz BOYCOTT Catches Tony Perkins With His HYPOCRISY Hanging Out

An investigative tool you'll never get to use.

Derp: "Harold Camping 'flabbergasted'; rapture a no-show"

Couple trying to raise money for organ transplant surgery

Couple trying to raise money for organ transplant surgery

Parents demand lower radiation limit for children

Exxon CEO: Oil Price is 9x Higher than Production Cost

Japan ready for talks on EU free trade deal

Treating cancer in dogs and cats!

The 25 Most Important Questions in the History of the Universe

How much longer?

Racist freeper believes Joplin tornado had to do with Obama's Middle East speech!

Teachers call for strike in southern Mexican state (Oaxaca)

You Don't Own Your Twitpic Photos

Has there been any comment from Harold Camping about the failed "Rapture?"

NY Times: Lenders are creating glut of foreclosed homes

Every Day Heroes

AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

Given how republicans operate, isn't better business for them to have Obama as President?

Dosed in juvie jail: Drug firms pay state-hired doctors (FL)

India starts trade talks with African countries in effort to rival China

California creating mortgage fraud task force

Who gets their paychecks through Employers Advantage?

Heard on today's news: US has new weapon in War on Terror

Will Quitter's aide's tell-all be dismissed the way Levi's is?!1

It is easy to tell Pawlenty is in the running

Trump still desperately trying to get attention.

Republicans More Extreme than Democrats…When Grading Students

Kasich friends in high demand

Lawsuit Seeks Documents Related to Hillary Clinton and Pipeline Lobbyist

WikiLeaks: A battle to 'carve up' the Arctic

Pilot of Air France 447 was NOT in cockpit when disaster hit

Gunbattle in Yemen as transition deal collapses

GOP Senate Hopeful thinks people should be implanted with ID chips...

Pres. Obama in Ireland & Moneygall (live feed it says)

Tea Party calls security on seniors and reporters in MI

UF Study: Hand Sanitizer Can Skew Alcohol Test-Also Warns Of Mouthwash, Cosmetics Use

So Newt had a standard no interest revolving loan of $500,000

Utah Law Makes Acting Sexy Illegal - For Escorts

Exclusive: 2012 candidate Gary Johnson wants more Medicare cuts than the House GOP

There's not much to see in this video, but a lot to hear...

Footage shows extent of tornado damage to Joplin, Missouri

New Internet tech transmits data at 26 terabytes per second

Derf's Latest: War on Terror Update, Post Bin Laden Edition #1

AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all

Obama’s car gets stuck outside U.S. embassy in Dublin

So Pawlenty just announced with all the frills in Iowa while people in his home state are recovering

Angela Merkel's party gets its ass kicked again in a German regional election

Angela Merkel's party gets its ass kicked again in a German regional election

Destructive Joplin Missouri Tornado

"Has Indiana gone back to the nativism of its past?"

Live Obama in Ireland..

Missouri tornado destruction chokes up Weather Channel reporter

Bizarre pro-capitalism video by CNBC's Joe Kernan and his kid

Scott Brown pivots, claims he’s against plan to kill Medicare

Wisconsin: Walker budget cuts 21 school nurses for Milwaukee Schools

Thomas Drake: "Obama is rather naive about national security. He's accepted the fear and secrecy"

Flip-Flopping You Can Believe In

Supreme Court: California must end prison crowding

President Obama is a rock star in Ireland

Sea levels set to rise by up to a meter: report

FLIP-FLOP Bullshit ALERT: Scott Brown NOW Attacks GOP Medicare Plan He Recently PRAISED

We have friends in the 2500th block of West 20th St in Joplin

Nothing sucks more than progress....or trying to defeat the monopolies

Toilet paper recommendations please

Keith Olbermann Tweet re: Moore/Current, Steele/MSNBC --->

NHS is failing to support vulnerable young people, says children's minister

NHS is failing to support vulnerable young people, says children's minister

‘Star Wars’ Terrorists Storm Pakistani Naval Base

Toon: Newt's a Code Talkin'

Toon: Newt's a Code Talkin'

This is your brain. This is your brain on sex. Any questions?

ACLU And EFF Want To Find Out Who Rolled Over (WL)

ACLU And EFF Want To Find Out Who Rolled Over (WL)

Terrifying first person video (actually mostly audio) of Joplin, Mo. tornado

Pak nuke security in focus again after naval base attack

Germany Limits Information Exchange with US Intelligence (After Drone Strike Killed German Islamists

The Professor and the Bellhop

In Florida, Doctors With Drug Company Ties Prescribe Drugs for Jailed Youth

In Florida, Doctors With Drug Company Ties Prescribe Drugs for Jailed Youth

Weather...

Australia to license smokers?

Ever Want To Know What Evangelical Christians Are Thinking?

Obama leaving Ireland early - volcano ash

Obama leaving Ireland early - volcano ash

Guy Fawkes Theater: How to encrypt your email

White racist killed 3 Pittsburgh cops wants racist posts kept from trial-10,000 posts & responses

Remarkable video as people inside store ride out hit from Joplin tornado.

Krugman-Will get fooled again

Jimmy Fallon

Dioxins found at Camp Carroll: U.S.

Germany Losing Global Clout

"Take Me To Prison -- Please!"

"...it would not be practical to imprison the 75,000 Twitter users who had named the player".

One person says "digging up dirt", one says "opposition research"

Chicago Bears rookie J.T. Thomas is a nice guy and a school dance date for 14 yr old girl.

"Do you need body bags?"

Tanks for Radioactive Water Nearly Full at Fukushima Plant

Maple Syrup Reactors Safe, Canadian Prime Minister Reassures

Okla. May Get 'No Pay, No Play' Auto Insurance Law

Laughing off the 'Rapture' when we should be laughing off religion

Jeopardy question yesterday:What nation has the most nuclear reactors.

I Was a Right-Wing Evangelical Pastor -- Until I Saw the Light

PBS proposes to interrupt primetime shows with promo and underwriting credits

Motorist films Joplin tornado as it drops from the clouds

Sethi: Pakistani media challenging military

Judge: don't bring me any more anonymous file-sharing lawsuits

The famous (and infamous) of Joplin, Missouri

Any live (streaming) coverage of the Joplin tornado aftermath?

Libyan enemies helping each other

North Carolina governor refuses to block anti-muni broadband law

Scott Brown (R-MA) gets it right.

(WI) Republicans propose fines for absent lawmakers

Voter suppression efforts in NY-26. The GOP is despicable!

GOP fervor to beat Obama runs strong in South

GOP fervor to beat Obama runs strong in South

The message is simple, Republicans want to cut medicare and kill Grandma

Non-Christian DUer's check-in thread

Where's the voice of the majority of sane Christians?

All hail Snoutport!

Rumors swirl as Afghans say Taliban's Mullah Omar has moved

Texas politicians knew agency hid the amount of radiation in drinking water

Ryan Might Be Open for VP??

Congress will be debating whether to intiate perpetual war worldwide this week

A reminder of how the Irish welcomed George

Tea Party Organizers Call Security On Seniors And Reporters

Christian DUer's check-in thread

PATRIOT Act Extension Scheme Sells out Constitution

Any more counts on death toll in Joplin?

I went to the doctor today, and they now take payment before they see you.

If Housepets were Libertarians

10% of California drivers have disabled parking placards

NSA whistleblower Tom Drake talks Espionage Act, 9/11, intelligence with 60 Minutes

Facebook to welcome kids under 13

More raids on marijuana dispensaries in Spokane

Former head of the DC Am. Fed of Teachers local hops on the Ed Deform gravy train with Rhee

U.S. envoy in North over food; senators skeptical

Is it time to replace racial reasoning with moral reasoning?

delete - accidental dupe

Hell freezes over! Grothman (protesters are slobs) disses Walker plan

Groundwork, the first step is the hardest

Religious people ‘plagued with guilt’ over sex, study says

Grandma Graffiti' German Knitting Guerillas Go Global

360 panorama of Joplin tornado damage

Bill Moyers Remembers Favorite 'Journal' Interviews (listen, amazing)

What's going on with the California Teachers Union?

Five potential landing spots for soon-to-be-free Plaxico Burress

George Tekei tweets about the Schwarzenegger baby affair.

Just heard a couple of male callers on Talk of the Nation on NPR

The Rude Pundit - Tim Pawlenty: Another Motherfucker for America

Family Values

'We Don't Want Our Revolution Stolen': On the Ground in Libya

Tax Holiday Would Cheat American Taxpayers

Garden State Equality withdraws honors for AT&T, KPMG and Pfizer

I liked the President's Ireland trip.

Clinton urges more NATO nations to join Libya airstrikes campaign, defends US role in mission

Look at that massive crowd in Ireland

Look at that massive crowd in Ireland

Oh this is gonna be good! HBO's Too Big to Fail.

Exclusive Area 51 Pictures: Secret Plane Crash Revealed

Joplin, Missouri: Hospital Deemed Unsafe After Tornado, All Patients Evacuated

Message from a friend who lives just outside Joplin MO.

Hoyer Reads GOP The Riot Act For Creating Enormous U.S. Debt

Bill Gates saw the end of the world and built it into computers....

So, who's going to be tuning in to Harold Camping's "Open Forum" this evening?

Andrew Sullivan is an interesting guy

Andrew Sullivan is an interesting guy

xpost: Japan quake released 2,400 megatons TNT equivalent Energy

My suggestion for a video primer prior to viewing HBO's "Too Big To Fail" - CBC's "Meltdown"

Preacher 'flabbergasted' as Rapture fizzles

Former Palin Aide: "...If she made it the WH.... I could never forgive myself"

In Interview, Bill Clinton Takes On The Greatest Generation

Got a surprise call this evening

Sorry if this clip has already been posted....

How to spot and fight medical billing errors

How to spot and fight medical billing errors

COMEDY GOLD from Mike Adams at the AFA!

Defense Bill Larded Up With Earmarks

Radio host who predicted End of Days says he's ready to talk about why the apocalypse didn't arrive

Duncan's 'teacher appreciation' BS backfires... RTTT is worse than NCLB, even CNN notices

Tim Pawlenty's legacy

Treasurer says he would call bond houses, warn against lending to Illinois

The Only Safe Place During An F4-5 Tornado Is Underground.

Joplin, MO - Official 'Where can we do the most good?" Thread

Obama Administration Fighting Indiana Measure That Blocks Funding for Planned Parenthood - FDL

Oregon Senate votes to end faith healing defense for medical care

diner owner thrilled to be on fox news and all he had to do was make a vaguely racist sign

Tim Pawlenty's hometown newspaper places his Presidential run announcement on obituary page

Watch Out Ohio And Oklahoma, Among Others !!!

Two D.C. transit cops tackle man in wheelchair

The Freedom Riders and Lessons for Today

Camping "flabbergasted" by non-Rapture

Why Didn’t FBI Investigate AFIP’s Role in Starting the Iraq-Anthrax Rumors? - EmptyWheel

Have Dems made an ad yet with Paul Ryan on MTP saying

The Elephant In The Green Room; excellent article on Ailes & Fox News

Bank of America data leak destroys trust

"Medical food stamps"

Republicans May 23, 2011

America the Stony-Hearted

Jeremy Giefer could be Tim Pawlenty's Willie Horton (story from last November)

Flights cancelled as ash cloud heads towards UK

Focus on the Family Prez: "We've Probably Lost" on Gay Marriage

Cellphones: Quieting the public nuisances

GO QUAKERS!

Toon: War On Terror Update

Why would someone come to Florida to have sex with a kid?

Some ob-gyns in South Florida turn away overweight women

Lecturing Americans To ‘Reread’ Constitution, Herman Cain Confuses It With Declaration of Independen

A question about hospital billing and write-offs.

I got into an argument with the man who fixed my bike yesterday

Joplin updates: 17 found alive; officer struck by lightning

So many people today are on automatic

Orrin Hatch is going to introduce a resolution condemning Obama's Israel/Palestine

David Headley alleges Pakistan role in Mumbai attacks

Hey mods: Is there an App for DU?

Dr Kelly police probe thrown into doubt over riddle of prints on 'missing' dental records

In Libya War, Obama Shows Disdain for War Powers Act

Representative Tony Cornish (MN) to constituent: "Give it a rest!!!!!!!!"

Nearly Half of Americans Are ‘Financially Fragile

Harold Camping: That's My Story, and I'm Sticking To It"

Gorill-friends - pic

Mushroom compound suppresses prostate tumors

2,700 air strikes?

Hello, this is President Barack Obama... - pics

Hello, this is President Barack Obama... - pics

"he's Newt: he's up to some twisted bullshit to fuck me personally."

8 kinds of Republicans...

That was awkward - pic

Just an idea for now until 2012 election....

"The American Justice system cares more about prisoners than citizens."

President Obama greets crowds in Ireland - pics

What republicans want us to believe

'Reckless Endangerment': An Exclusive Excerpt From Gretchen Morgenson And Joshua Rosner's New Book

In face of extreme weather events, what we all can do

'Scuse Me, But Can ONE Preacher Announce This Devastation in the South

NYT: Dems Trying To Recruit Elizabeth Warren to Challenge Scott Brown

Video of damage in Joplin

Dog helps woman struggling with depression - A best friend holds on when the darkness takes hold

OMFG - Tell me this is NOT Palin's plans.

Latest Republican mumbo jumbo

This is it... the Fund Drive's final hour and the last chance to win an iPad

Scott Brown

Harold Camping begins cultivating the next crop of suckers... Rapture's actually on Oct. 20th!

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!

Jon Stewart "twitterverse"...........twits from FAUX NEWS.

More information on relief for Joplin

Songwriter dies before NYC trial on sex charges

Sadly funny cartoon ...... "Happy Graduation, Suckers"

NYT names its first openly gay op-ed columnist, Frank Bruni

Tweety's Irish eyes will be smiling today

Minnesota paper puts Pawlenty presidential bid on obits page

Sheriff says mother confessed to drowning daughter in Trinity River

Obama's car gets stuck on speed bump in Ireland

California Governor Puts the Testing Juggernaut On Ice

President Obama hammered an Irish beer(ale?) down and slammed the money on the bar and said ...

Sister and family are all okay. Lost their home but all got out safely

2 officers struck by lightening during search & rescue(Joplin)

If you have HBO, "Too Big to Fail" is seriously well worth watching.

Early 70th birthday wish to Bob Dylan

Early 70th birthday wish to Bob Dylan

Utah legalizes use of gold, silver as currency

Request for prayers/good vibes

"At least a quarter of the city is just gone"

President Obama receives a gift from Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Enda Kenny - pics

Kansas Rep. Pete DeGraaf: Being impregnated during a rape is just like getting a flat tire

(Disgraced Senator) Ensign eligible for estimated $27,000 in annual pension

Is a Sex Offender Worth $42 an Hour?

2012 Presidential race; "WikiSecrets"; HBO's "Too Big to Fail" - Charlie Rose tonight

One-Time Warren Foe Now Pressuring Obama To Give Her Recess Appointment To Head Consumer Bureau-TPM

Obama's speech in Ireland moved the crowd and, for the first time, really moved me!

Netizens--help out some researchers with an online survey

Pigs can fly.

Blood drive workers plan strike tomorrow

Howard Dean 2016?

Rape was not a crime in France until 1980?

Channel 9 (KC area) running telethon for Joplin

Fukushima plant seems to be going through a limited version of the China syndrome + many more

I'm so freaking glad Keith Olbermann will be on next week

Sisters’ spat over computer turns nasty

WHAAAT - the Hell - did I just hear the Donald say he may get back in the race?????

Useful Tool: Former U.S. congresswoman McKinney speaks on state TV in Libya

Can Scalia be impeached?

Do you think it ever occured to Camping that the Rapture DID happen on Saturday at 6

America’s toughest sheriff office ignored sex crimes, report says.

If Housepets Were Libertarians

If Housepets Were Libertarians

Global Supply Chain News: Will Rising Wages in China Significantly Change Outsourcing Economics?

Focus on the Family: Same sex marriage fight lost

Twenty one years

My employer had a life insurance policy on me. I didn't know.

Harold Camping's website is back up, all references to the may 21'st rapture have been scrubbed

Need a little advice about moving companies

"The President should not be attacked by Americans while on foreign soil"

Oh, lordy. Maria Shriver "confronted" Mildred Baena about the child.

'Cut the city in half': Deadliest tornado in Missouri's history kills at least 89 people in Joplin

Kansas Rep. Pete DeGraaf: Being impregnated during a rape is just like getting a flat tire

Irish lady in huge Dublin crowd gives Obama her cell phone. What does he do?

What is the first hypothesis for Intelligent Design?

Tim Pawlenty wiped a serial child molester’s record clean in 2008

Here's A Tornado Picture For Ya...

Woody O'Guthrie

Two Nuclear Reactors Were Damaged by the Earthquake, BEFORE the Tsunami Hit .

Annoucing the 15th and FINAL Golden Ticket winner.

Tom Tomorrow: The Slow Boil (Whistleblowers & The National Surveillance State)

Seriously Delinquent Homeowners Undermine Hopes of a Market Recovery

Maybe We Should Lower SS Retirement Age To 55... Read This...

Well I'll Be... 'Hoyer Reads GOP The Riot Act For Creating Enormous U.S. Debt' - TPM

As Election Looms, Scott Walker’s Prank Caller Strikes In NY-26

Why Obama is Kicking Ass

Why Liberal Sellouts Attack Prophets Like Cornel West

Good lord, Obama with a beer buzz is a more eloquent speaker than Bush sober.

Apparently Christ did judge us on Saturday and the rapture is still on its way...

Is atheism a religion of peace?

Is atheism a religion of peace?

So M$ wants to get into the "smart" phone market. No thank you.

AT&T SUCKS!

Mandatory Car Black Boxes Are Coming. Here's How It Affects You

Corporatism, Cults and Being Used.

Looks like Pawlenty just killed his own campaign

And Now For Something Wonderous...

No Msnbc stream

For Bob's 70th--Post your favorite Dylan lines/verses

10 rules for healthy dog guardianship

Suspect in beating of Bryan Stow was a gang member on parole

Arlington may ban young children from dog parks

I was inspired by a couple of posts today and I moved out if my comfort zone

Recent tornado outbreaks result of climate change?

Why are Thomas Drake and Bradley Manning

The Small Group of Thoughtful, Committed Citizens Has Been Drugged

Kansas Rep. Pete DeGraaf: Being impregnated during a rape is just like getting a flat tire

Why is America the 'no-vacation nation'?

Business & Religious Groups Push Sweeping Tenn. Anti-Gay Law

via the Nation - US Uncut

Billionaire-funded "advocacy" groups are changing public education forever. Naming them matters.

Chris Hedges on the "uselessness and irrelevancy of the liberal class"

Propane powered lawn & garden implements

K&R if you like Barack Obama.

Newt's 500K creditline @ Tiffany's sounds like a vehicle for money laundering and undeclared cash.

OOOOOooooohhhhh.... Scotland yard just got nailed for covering up Rupert Murdoch's phone hacking...

Brief report from Joplin MO

TRIUMPH.

It's not about the immorality of abortion...

Gold, silver coins to be legal currency in Utah

"We will no longer see families who choose to not vaccinate their children."

Every time I watch the autotuned "Sunny D and Rum" song more than 5 times in a row...

You all have done very well...

The Killing - Spoilers

Good morning Lounge

How come Budweiser sucks so badly compared to MGD?

Harold Camping (5-21 Rapture Guy) says it was a "youthful indescretion" and begs forgiveness.

A guitar VIRTUOSO at work: Kenny Burrell plays Duke Ellington's classic "Satin Doll."

Sudden casting inspiration.

Butcher Turns Scraps Into Dog Food

Twenty one years

You all have done very well...

You will never leave the house drunk again....

One avenue to curb conservative selfishness

Bob Dylan will be 70 tomorrow...

Conservative ignorance

Bon Scott / Brian Johnson, Ronnie / Johnny VanZandt...new guy sings the original guy's hit songs.

Been thinking a couple hours.

Me and Bobby McGee

I'm listening to Iggy Pop's 'Blah Blah Blah' and wondering why I liked this so much when it came out

Teaser Broken Beat

Your Shit

Two Sides

MiddleFingerMom needs to CONFESS!!! He was hanging out with Harold Camping all last week

Our Time Is Now

Classic Western Swing from 1938: The Light Crust Doughboys - "Pussy, Pussy, Pussy"

Talking Me Down

The 25 Most Important Questions in the History of the Universe

Steve Earle LIVE on David Letterman, 1988 - "Copperhead Road"

Bison IPA SUCKS to HIGH HEAVEN!!!

Hulu or Netflix?

Does ANYONE know how to get permission to use song lyrics in a book?

Help out a Damsel in This Dress

Harper Valley PTA

What does it mean if my clothes were raptured, but I wasn't?

Come with me

can someone help me with an Iditarod problem?

What kind of couch is this / how much should I sell it for?

The "documentary" "Food Matters"

PHOTO: There were a FEW "turning points" in Young MiddleFingerMom's life...this was one of them.

PHOTO: At a very early age, Young MiddleFingerMom learned about the single most important food group

Mmmm......

ack... I'm not going to get comedy channel any more

Say something nice about the DUer above you in this thread

Update on my situation...

Hidden images on money. Who knew?

So, how many of you with Irish heritage are now wondering if you're related to Obama?

PHOTO: Another photo from the Young MiddleFingerMom family album he'd rather you DIDN'T SEE.

ACTUAL SURVEILLANCE PHOTO of MiddleFingerMom escaping his hospital ward. Not for the squeamish!

can someone help me with a pod problem?

Let the BOBFEST continue...it's BOB, "I Threw It All Away," Live on The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969

If this helps one DU'er, or non-DU'er, it's worth posting.

PHOTO: Cats...it's how THEY roll.

I have to get a root canal tommorrow.

PHOTO: The answer to "At what point does Zac Efron worship become a cry for help?"

I bought some stilton cheese with mango and ginger. Yummy!! What is your

Gesundheit.

MiddleFingerMom's day at the beach (with video)!

Fark Photoshop theme: Take a famous photo and add subtle evidence of time travel

I only exist to most of my "friends" when they want something.

Britain Ends Iraq Mission, Withdraws Military Forces

Death sentence for Egyptian policeman (Officer convicted of shooting dead 20 protesters)

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Killed in Pakistan

Phone Hacking: Lord Prescott Wins Bid to Challenge Met's Handling of Case (Murdoch News Internat'l)

Phone Hacking: Lord Prescott Wins Bid to Challenge Met's Handling of Case (Murdoch News Internat'l)

Tornado kills one, hurts dozens, leaves hundreds in Minneapolis homeless

Colombia to investigate if mercenaries were trained in military camps

Movies you've seen parts of many times, but never in their entirety:

GOP frosh take care of districts in defense bill

Trip from the Meadowlands, NJ area to Washington DC area question

Songwriter dies before NYC trial on sex charges

India starts trade talks with African countries in effort to rival China

Maine lawmaker due in court on gun-threat charges

Sudan's (disputed oil town on the North/South border) Abyei 'ablaze' after capture by north

Mass. Sen. Scott Brown rejects Medicare overhaul plan, says he will not support Ryan budget

Just heard what sounded like five rapid pistol shots

More raids on marijuana dispensaries in Spokane

Obama visits family roots in Irish village

America’s toughest sheriff office ignored sex crimes, report says.

High court backs cuts in Calif. prison population

Egyptian bloggers rally against military

AP: (Authorities Confirm) At Least 89 Dead in (Joplin) Missouri Tornado

Silvio Berlusconi warns Milan could become 'Gypsytown'

Michael Steele Joins MSNBC As Political Analyst

Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad suffers heart attack in US

Libya: 'Forced to rape in Misrata'

FACT CHECK: Not the whole truth in Pawlenty claims

Redistricting (Ne US House) plan filibustered (by D's)

Volcanic cloud heads to Scotland, flights canceled

Blood drive workers plan strike tomorrow

OK - wish me luck!

Unexploded device discovered in Nash County

U.S. Objects to New Law on Clinics in Indiana (local law defunding Planned Parenthood)

Apropos of Nothing...

Taliban: Mullah Omar Alive and In Afghanistan

Rutgers Student Pleads Not Guilty In Webcam Spying Case

Patricia Heaton claims she has lost potential roles because of her conservative politics

Xerox CEO, an Obama appointee, may send jobs to Indian firm

State and paramilitaries responsible for 16,000 forced disappearances: UN

Blagojevich’s attorneys ask for mistrial at ousted Illinois governor’s corruption retrial

Church of Scotland votes to allow gay and lesbian ministers

Violent crime drops 5.5 percent, FBI says

Rates on three-month and six-month bills rise at weekly Treasury auction

13 charged as federal officials round up alleged East Coast mafia

France to deploy (attack) helicopters in Libya: (French) media

Terror Trial Witness Ties Pakistan to 2008 Attacks (Mumbai)

Radio host who predicted End of Days to speak

Judge keeps imams in jail until trial

Benazir Bhutto Sought U.S. Security But Was Denied: WikiLeaks

Tea Party, Amash (R-MI) deny entry to townhall meeting; Senior citizens and reporters forced to leav

NATO Hits Tripoli in Heaviest Strikes Yet

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Monday, May 23, 2011

Carmaker Hyundai warns of serious supply disruption

Barack Obama cuts short Ireland visit after concerns over volcanic ash cloud

'Anonymous' Targets U.S. Chamber of Commerce Website (DDoS Attack Threat Over PROTECT IP Bill)

Iran to name 26 blacklisted US officials

Cisco Helped Chinese Government Suppress Falun Gong, Lawsuit Claims

Republicans Propose Cuts To Domestic Feeding Programs, International Food Aid

(Tennessee Gov.) Haslam reverses Metro's anti-discrimination law

In Ireland, Obama visits his great-great-great grandfather’s village

Whoopsie Daisies - Harold Camping says now it's 100000% going to be 10/21/2011

Strauss-Kahn's DNA found on maid's clothes: report

Fukushima owners failed to follow emergency manual - report

18 no-entry zone holdouts stay put

Laser puts record data rate through fibre

GOP proposes increase in FHA down payments

Riverside police officer hit by lightning in Joplin

Tepco confirms extra partial fuel rod meltdown at plant

Harold Camping 'flabbergasted'; rapture a no-show

High court won’t help either side in legal fight over Navy’s canceled A-12 plane

Pakistani naval base under attack

New Polling Says Overwhelming Majority Wants Social Security Left Alone

Radio host says Rapture actually coming in October

Tim Pawlenty wiped a serial child molester’s record clean in 2008

Biden tells donors: Keep me in mind for 2016

Medical Marijuana Patients Sue Federal Government

Moscow museum puts Lenin's Jewish roots on display

AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all, paints unflattering picture of ex-AK governor

Lynyrd Skynyrd - That Smell

Air France 447: Report Shows Air Speed Sensors Likely Led to Crash

Steady Decline in Major Crime Baffles Experts

Board sets three more recall elections for July 12 (WI)

Dems go after Pawlenty on announcement day (VIDEO)

Raw Video: President Obama Arrives in Ireland

Rapture Central: Your One-Stop Information Center for this Rapturous Weekend!!!!

Jeremy Giefer could be Tim Pawlenty's Willie Horton (story from last November) cross post from GD

Newt is very frugal. He lives within their budget.

Newt is very frugal. He lives within their budget.

Live on CNN.com POTUS in Moneygall

Mother Jones: Jon Huntsman: George W. Bush's Choice for 2012?

A reminder of how close the last Congress got to passing a climate change bill

Congress and the War Powers

Some breaking news-unexploded device

Scott Brown, keepin’ it classy. (Blue Mass Group) Brown avoiding to shake hands with his opponent at

A Marketing Geek Look at the GOP Primary

Other than the Pope, name 1 head of state who'd attract crowds here the same way Obama does overseas

POTUS to take stage in Dublin any minute

Buzz blog: Pawlenty says he's headed to Florida to tell the 'truth' about entitlements

Buzz blog: Pawlenty says he's headed to Florida to tell the 'truth' about entitlements

Political Wire: Pawlenty Campaign Already Dead?

Donald Trump; I may have to run for president after all

but..but..Zombies Aren't Supposed to Attack Their Creators!!

Steve Benen on Jon Huntsman: Truth Outweighs Consistency

Today's Gallup Tracking Poll has Obama at 50%/42%:

If you missed Obama's speech in Ireland today, you can watch it here.....

Self Delete.. OP already up on story..

Thought of a way to save the GOP a few million dollars...

Vote in the AFA Republican Straw Poll!!!!

I'm just Very Proud......

Scott Brown tries to save political hide, says he will vote "NO" on Ryan budget.

President Obama's speech to crowd in Dublin's College Green (text)

Obama Looking Ahead For Votes and Money at AIPAC Speech

Obama doesn’t back down at AIPAC event

President Obama and First Lady Visit Ireland (IMAGES)

The Half-Governor Palin calls Obama 'our temporary leader’ (has ABBA for her ringtone)

Eugene Robinson: The GOP’s Medicare headache (migraine?)

Has Obama Breached His Constitutional Power in Libya?

Democrats Try to Woo Consumer Advocate to Run (Elizabeth Warren)

"I'm not gonna wash that cheek for a lifetime. And my husband isn't getting near it either."

During the "Royal Wedding", the aftermath of the US Tornado damage seemed Unimportant to the Media,

"He's the first president I've seen drink the black stuff like he's not ashamed of something."

60,000 at Obama event

Greg Sargent's Plumline: The most consistent 2012 GOP hopeful thus far: Mitt Romney!

"it's amazing how much of this has evaded public conversation"

Am I the only one who smiled with pride at the President's confident "Yes We Can" in Gaelic?

Fox News: Obama drunk!!!!!!!!

So we have Repubs running away from an Obama showdown but still Newt has to "insist" he IS running

The Collapse of Journalism and How to Fix It

Rep Grijalva on the Right to Rent Act

Predator Drone Court-Martialed For Afghani Civilian Deaths

Conversations with Great Minds - legendary journalist Bill Moyers, Pt 1

Conversations with Great Minds - legendary journalist Bill Moyers, Pt 2

US President Barack Obama Downs A Pint!!

Papantonio: The Republicans’ Brain Dead Budget Plans

Senators support President Obama's decision on trade agreements and trade adjustment assistance

Fischer: Gays Are Nazis

President Obama and the First Lady Drink Guinness in Moneygall, Ireland

First Chopper footage Joplin Tornado May 22nd 2011

How fucking STUPID are we in this country???

President Obama's Limo ("The Beast") Gets stuck in Dublin

"Too Big To Fail" tonight at 9pm eastern on HBO - great cast - looks like a must see.

Manal al Sharif Defies The Saudi Arabian Driving Ban For Women

If You Can't Produce A Halfway Decent Pizza, You Have No Right to Run for President

Unraveling process of the US dollar as global reserve currency (runs on military force projection)

Tim Pawlenty releases his campaign video

Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Barack Obama's Speech in College Green, Dublin, Ireland

An Emerald Isle Greeting for O'bama

Pakistanis protest US drone strikes - Press TV News

Power outage: Libya war shows limits of War Powers Act

"Elizabeth Warren to Obama: ‘You Had Me at Predatory Lending’"

SNL Politics: Season's End

MSNBC w/ Cenk: Republican Hypocrisy on Judges - Con Job

Thom Hartmann calls out the latest effort by Republicans to ''right-wash'' history

'Three wars, millions suffering not 9/11 justice'

Man Jailed For Growing Marijuana For Cancer Stricken Wife

Thom Hartmann - The Big Picture Weekly Rumble

Spainish protesters joining

Protests welcome Obama in Dublin - Press TV News

Joplin Tornado Missouri May 22nd KSNF Channel 16 Tower Camera coverage..

POLICE BRUTALITY: Guy in electric wheelchair slammed face first into the concrete

Obama's speech in College Green Dublin (a very different view)

Rapture & 'Don't Say Gay' - Ana & Cenk on MSNBC

Week of Rage: Protests Spreading Worldwide

President Barack Obama in Ireland (Highlights from Irish TV)

Gallup poll now shows more Americans "pro-choice" than anti-choice:

"Full text of Obama's speech at AIPAC"

The Implications of the Fukushima Accident on the World's Operating Reactors

Obama Admin creates new position to fight back against online smears.

Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman's Sarah Palin nomination speech

Obama's Limo Gets Stuck or High Centered on Ramp In Ireland

Harold Camping Speaks Out: Claims Rapture Postponed

Biden 2016?

Washington Watch Exclusive: Roland Martin's Full Interview With Dr. Cornel West

More Solid Proof That Obamacare Is Working

A Bit of Fry and Laurie: What if Rupert Murdoch had never been born?

Terrifying!!! -- First Person video of Joplin MO tornado 5/22/11

Courageous police officers take down an extremely dangerous criminal

Imperialism: Bankers, Drug Wars, and Genocide

California Teachers Arrested

How Did We Ever Get Higher Ed Backwards?

Coal Mines Still Deadly Despite Reports

Outsourcing goes full circle as Indian firms look to the U.S. for cheap labour

Unions NOT Behind WI Boycott

Terrorists Have Rights Too -- International Law and Bin Laden

US realty turns hot property; Indians snapping up big housing deals

Big Oil's Free Ride

Former GOP Senator: primary US focus should be economic, not military.

What Americans Want: The People’s Budget lays out a surprisingly popular vision of the future

India data privacy rules may be too strict for some U.S. companies

Business & Religious Groups Push Tenn. Anti-Gay Bill

Prisons Ban Books (Except the Bible)

Salon's Steve Kornacki on The Incredible Shrinking GOP Presidential Race

Tim Pawlenty Launches Campaign, For Manager of Dunder Mifflin

Get Real (James Howard Kunstler)

Get Real (James Howard Kunstler)

Worlds Collide in Luxury Suite: IMF, Global Injustice,& Stranger on a Train/ Rebecca Solnit

The Road Not Built: Redefining Progress At Home and Abroad

FACT CHECK: Not the whole truth in Pawlenty claims

Naval Base Attack Raises Questions Over Safety Of Pak Nukes

A link between climate change and Joplin tornadoes? Never!

Inside Roger Ailes’ misfiring plan to elect the next president of the United States

Herman Cain Supports The 'Right Of Return' of Mitch Daniels' Wife

Salon: The "frugal" life of Newt Gingrich

Newt's comical delusions

"...a policy that anticipates the end of the age of mass energy consumption"

Noam Chomsky: "The U.S. and Its Allies Will Do Anything to Prevent Democracy in the Arab World"

Chris Hedges: Why Liberal Sellouts Attack Prophets Like Cornel West

Just saw a guy explaining the statue of liberty.

Peak oil notes - May 19

Drumbeat from the weekend and today...

"the close relationship between Atoms for Peace and Atoms for War is no accident"

Environmental Groups: Norway-Indonesia Forest Moratorium "Disaster For Forests, Indigenous People"

Japan 'plans solar panels for all new buildings'

Contaminated water removal to be suspended soon (storage maxed out - k)

Making blood run 'gold': Mining justice organizers take on Goldcorp

TEPCO measures radiation above reactor buildings (Bet you thought this was already being done. - k)

Siemens Decides to Abandon Nuclear Power

Nuclear Concerns in Unstable Mideast

GE enters Thin Film Solar market with highest efficiency cells, 400 MW factory

CleanTechnica: First Large Scale 24/7 Solar Power Plant to be Constructed in U.S

Why power from the wind generates more CO2 than burning natural gas

The Right's Top 5 EPA Conspiracy Theories

Siemens Report: Reactor No. 4 spent fuel pool cracked from earthquake (Arnie Gundersen May 22 video)

Classic Horsey Toon

Not guilty plea entered for teen in NJ webcam case

Bill Hunter, Australian Actor in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, has died...

Report from the field: my lesbian daughter showed up at her grandmother's funeral

Not exactly what you'd expect in RED Texas. Gay Kemp Officials Leave Office

Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash Makes a Video in Support of NY Marriage Equality

AfterElton.com's Hot 100

TENNESSEE: Major Corporations Back Off Bill Banning All LGBT Rights Laws

I just wanted to say something - remember how Schwarzenegger went on about "economic girly men"?

Tennessee's Gov Haslam signs anti-Gay bill into law :-(

Not Queer, But A Funny Series Called "Childrens Hospital" (video)

Are pets spiritual? Answers from Buddhism, Baha'i, Sikhism, Hinduism, Human Secularism, Islam,

Delhi's last ten Jewish families guard an ancient heritage

Yu Mwema Yesu

Suit Claims Cisco Helped China Pursue Falun Gong

Laughing off the 'Rapture' when we should be laughing off religion

I Was a Right-Wing Evangelical Pastor -- Until I Saw the Light

Christian DUer's check-in thread

Non-Christian DUer's check-in thread

Why Harold Camping didn't sell all his possession or quit his job? (Intl Business Times)

Did Bush say that Islam is a religion of peace, and that we aren't at war with Islam because ...

Literary heads-up: "Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World Of ESPN" released tomorrow

Mets owner Wilpon takes shots at Mets players

Joakim Noah admits to using gay slur, aplogizes

Rehoused Lebanon refugees still long for Palestine

Luckovich toon: A two State solution

French Open Tennis Thread...One Spoiler...

Israel as Middle Eastern hegemon

Majority of Palestinians AND Israelis support the 1967 borders idea

Livni: Palestinian statehood isn't a favor to Obama, it's vital for Israel

U.N. Gaza Inquiry Panelist Desmond Travers Challenges Goldstone’s Recantation of Key Finding

Man allegedly shoots gun in bar, points gun at officer

Child accidentally shot in face outside restaurant dies

Police: Man pulls gun at Staunton park (moran road rage)

The end times must surely be upon us....

Gun violence in Kansas City threatens local shopkeepers

Clippers' Chris Kaman goes gun shopping before the Rapture (gun sales prevent Apocalypse)

Gun-toting neighbor foils trailer-park burglary

Gun Rights group takes aim at Senate GOP (MN)

Obama and the Israel Lobby

Armed Citizens: Calling 911 Doesn't Always Work

Former Washington County sheriff sentenced for gun threat over suspected stolen blueberries(Maine)

Teen sought in fatal shooting at Auburn birthday party

2004 National Research Council Study: Data on Firearms and Violence Too Weak to Settle Policy Debate

Suspect jailed in shooting of 2 brothers in Fresno

A short analysis on Joe Zamudio.

Man attacked by pit bulls in Kirkland park, opens fire

NM court expands police ability to remove guns from cars during traffic stops

FBI reports 5.5% decline in violent crime in 2010!!!!! With RECORD gun sales......

Girlfriend Charged in Would-Be Thief's Death

It is really an extremely simple argument......Handguns are HERE TO STAY!!!!

Tacoma homeowner shoots 2 men breaking into his garage

FBI reports violent crime continued to decline in 2010

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