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Archives: July 30, 2011

4th US Circuit strikes down sectarian prayer at County Board meetings with help of Obama nominee

Thank you to whoever gave me a star. I am short of cash right now. I really appreciate it.

Republicans: The New Goldiggers

Come Aug 3rd, and default... seniors won't receive their SS. How

Come Aug 3rd, and default... seniors won't receive their SS. How

Bagdasarian and Brandenburg

As the CEO of "Kool-Aid", I'd like to announce that I'm suing the whole "Internet".

In 2007, after one of the presidential primary debates, Norman Goldman asked bill Richardson--

Viral 'Obama loses Twitter followers' chart is junk reporting

NYT: Interactive Budget Graph... Chart where Americans Stand

Yeah, what he said:

Day in the Life of Joe Middle-Class Republican...

NATO strikes Libyan state TV satellite facility

Odds of China calling its US bonds if the teabaggers force us into default?

NY State Fair unveils 1,500-calorie 'Donut Burger'

From California House Republican Tom McClintock To His Constituents...No Surprises

From California House Republican Tom McClintock To His Constituents...No Surprises

Tsunami-destroyed pub reopens outdoors with help from locals, volunteers (JAPAN)

Tokyo gov't to give aid to protect elderly welfare recipients from heatstroke (JAPAN)

1 dead, 5 missing in torrential rain in northeastern Japan

I like cheese.

North Korea food shortage worst in years despite farms

Why do the Christain religious always have to pick fights with the irreligious or minorty religions?

Why do the Christain religious always have to pick fights with the irreligious or minorty religions?

Party in the Lounge!

Pelosi to Bachmann: Address the Teen Suicides in Your District

Much Of It Owned by CHINA

OC Register: "Atheist bus-shelter ads in O.C. question God"

PHOTO of the DAY (JAPAN)

Help me understand this. The rethugs keep claiming that the White House does

Help me understand this. The rethugs keep claiming that the White House does

Help me understand this. The rethugs keep claiming that the White House does

All our Dreams Are $old

Would Dennis Kucinich or Bernie Sanders Have Better Luck With Your Tea Party Relative?

If the BANKS needed another trillion $$ bailout, I wonder how fast the GOP would raise the ceiling?

OK, it is time to pass a clean raising the debt ceiling bill

Gunmen kill 11 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan

Moody's expects to affirm US credit rating (Reuters)

Fukushima city begins building solar power plant using U.S. donation (JAPAN)

Delete

The Republican Ring of Power

Rebel feud puts UK's Libya policy in jeopardy

Great LTTE in Pitt. Post Gazette- "Having a Fit : To get his way a toddler holds his breath

Great LTTE in Pitt. Post Gazette- "Having a Fit : To get his way a toddler holds his breath

This whole debt crisis reminds me of a cheap Hollywood cliffhanger...

the budget battle is being fought far to my right

Federal Reserve solution to the debt ceiling crisis.

Federal Reserve solution to the debt ceiling crisis.

Is America Losing It?

Is America Losing It?

Are there 25 non-Democratic Reps in the House who would vote to raise

Just heard on CNN this morning that Reid bill has 2 Trillion in cuts, Boehner has 900 billion.

Caribbean Airlines crash - those are some lucky passengers in Guyana

A statement from God....re: Warren Jeffs

tea party reps--Names?

French privatized toll roads.

Toon: What are you smoking?

Toon: What are you smoking?

The Tea Party tail wags the GOP dog

NYT: Obama's foreign policy - "the right’s rejection of multilateralism

Guess who doesn't care?

The reid plan still has the "super congress". WTF?

Repig on NPR revealed today what their obstinancy is about...

The problem with this ReTHUG House is that

BBC: Plane from New York crashes at Guyana airport (no deaths)

“a tabloid culture run amok“

Ahh sweet. On the twitter. RE: Joe Walsh

The Reid plan is just slightly less of an abomination than the Boehner plan

I was Playing Half-Life 2 again ... Anyone remember this guy?

Rand Paul has been too quiet through all of this insanity

Official 2008 Democratic Party Platform

Iranian Green bloggers letter to Syrian protesters

Taxes and Outsourcing of Jobs

Republicans’ Debt Ceiling Charade Is Downright Dangerous

'Mister, we could use a man like Eric Cantor again...'

Political Agenda Behind S & P's Manipulating US Debt Rating?

"It’s amazing Cantor is even in Congress. He seems better suited for organized crime."

So nothing until 1am Sunday morning because of the "filibuster"?

Audacity enabled lack of Hand Counted Paper Ballots; fascism without ballot accountability

NPR Sneaks in the TRUTH: "We have a jobs crisis, not a debt crisis."

Mozart

Der Spiegel: Annihilating Democracy with the Tea Party

The Secret Ingredient In Your Orange Juice

Eurozone Bailout: Tax Transfer to the Wealthy?

Eurozone Bailout: Tax Transfer to the Wealthy?

The Tea "Party" isn't legitimate

"Several older, ethnically Norwegian women...glad the terrorist turned out to be a Norwegian."

The mentality we are dealing with

Is the debt ceiling crisis a result of political "bickering?"

So what happens if by Aug. 2 no decision is made but...

A friend in Norway sent this link to a lovely song and video: "My Little Country"

"Left-wing “multiculturalist” sentiments tear down traditional European culture, RW'ers argue,

When the money runs nearly out then you will see which Priorities matter and which don't.

Cool Pic Here, For All You Photobugs...

Cool Pic Here, For All You Photobugs...

Freepers, Baggers, CONs, Repubs... want no money..

watch the legendary Concert for Bangladesh which is being streamed for free NOW!

watch the legendary Concert for Bangladesh which is being streamed for free NOW!

Medicare for All: Fair, Frugal, and Inclusive - 46th Anniversary of Medicare

Teabaggers in Washington should not enjoy health care, staffs, or any other benefit

Democrats pressure airlines to give back windfall

2.16 billion in US defense funds go to the Taliban

Apple now has more money than the Federal Government

Whatta MAROON: Freeper gives "the Speaker" props for not crying after fall of The Boehner Plan©

NYT chart - The Debt Crisis — What Should Congress Do?

A VERY Cool Idea . . .

A VERY Cool Idea . . .

Farmers Markets

The Hills Have Eyes parts 1 & 2 have been on AMC this week. But it's like watching CNN.

Congress email addresses?

Jane Hamsher should interview Grover Norquist about the debt ceiling.

Truck nuts swing onto US freedom of speech agenda

Goll darnit! MSNBC is pre-empting "Lockup" today to cover the news!

Blinding Lasers Replace Guns for Peacekeeping

Child Rape

Norway attacks: Breivik 'considered other targets'

Norway attacks: Breivik 'considered other targets'

Bias in Google Image Search?

tammy duckworth will kick joe walsh's ass in 2012.

ever wonder?

Gay sex Mafia in Miami and your not going to believe who's behind it!

Blaming "Washington" is stupid. Blame the Tea Party.

Blaming "Washington" is stupid. Blame the Tea Party.

I don't remember the teabaggers running on

Obama's approval is at an all time high

Broken water pipe causes Sieber Residences evacuation

Question: Hoffa (the film) and RFK

CNN scroll says gold hits all time high amid debt ceiling crisis...

Club for Growth's statement on Boehner's bill below:

Tea Partiers Against Debt Deal Gain From District Spending

One tiny fact about active military pay. If my past experience still

Crying shame: Tears don't make you feel any better, study shows

Grover Norquist would replace income tax with property tax because it's "fair"

is there any way I can find the bill that congress passed last night

US Has Already Defaulted, Says Chinese Rating Agency

All the way back to Truman, it’s the R presidents who added the most debt

This self-made catastrophe makes y2k look like child's play. Tips to survive this.

US NOT Drowning in Debt

House And Senate To Reconvene At 1pm today

5-year-old fights crime instead of cancer for one day

Drug Question---what is Dark?

Stupidity on parade.

"I just hope they will let us vote on this & won't filibuster"

"I just hope they will let us vote on this & won't filibuster"

Maher debuts GOP’s frightening new motivational message

One reason Social Security checks need to go out Aug 3rd.

let's not pay the soldiers....might be the quickest way to end the wars

Uchiwa Matsuri - Japanese Fan Festival (With Video)

The two trillion dollar question?

I think the Repukes are desperately trying to make their prophesy of Obama as a radical come true.

Ok we need a term that speaks to the willful ignorance

I don't understand

Krugman- The Malevolent Ex-Maestro

Torrential rain hits Niigata, Fukushima

French far-right founder Le Pen calls Norway naive

Want to see an example of a Republican newspaper expecting everyone to be as stupid as they are?

Just found out or village library lost its funding

Glenn Greenwald: Pam Geller Covering Up Protection For Norway Poster?

House to vote on Reid’s debt bill — before he offers it; 43 GOP senators sign letter opposing it

House to vote on Reid’s debt bill — before he offers it; 43 GOP senators sign letter opposing it

Economy sends more kids to grandma's house

Officeleaks website for disgruntled employee gossip.

Anyone from Minnesota? What have you been hearing from Senator Franken

dupe

Censorship of war casualties in the US

Censorship of war casualties in the US

Newport folk fest live streaming @ NPR Musi

Peggy Noonan: "[President Obama] is not a devil, an alien, a socialist. He is a loser"

Shouldn't there be arrests of the funders of the Tea Party that are endangering our Constitution and

Where the Hell is Superman when you need him?

"Norway Displays Unity at Attack Victim’s Funeral"

States beginning to prepare for debt bust ... (AL, IL)

My dream team in 2012:

Boehner has abdicated his responsibility and should resign

Repuke Mitch Daniels' idea of "shared sacrifice"...

Yet another reminder that we GenXers are getting older.........

EXCLUSIVE: MATT DAMON SUPPORTS RECALL CAMPAIGN AGAINST WISCONSIN GOV. SCOTT WALKER

Air Force Pulls Christian-Themed Ethics Training for Nuclear Missile Officers After Publication of T

Dennis Kucinich on the Debt Ceiling: Take Back Our Country and Our Currency

How can Democrats prevent themselves from being slimed-by-association w/rethugs?

did I just hear Harry Reid say they would sign the Boehner bill on the Senate floor

Homeowners have reasons to be concerned as the debt ceiling debate drags on

Over The Hill To The Poorhouse?

House debate *starting now* on Reid Debt Ceiling Plan

I just want to take a moment to apologize about a thread I started

Begala: How Republicans Screwed the Pooch (Clinton Surplus to Bush Deficit)

I didn't know what I knew or when I knew it but I KNEW

Pelosi just said the Speaker chose to go to the dark side

Pelosi just said the Speaker chose to go to the dark side

We've finally come full circle with the whole "We had to destroy the village to save it" meme

Deadlock in the Senate Continues: Reid & McConnell Argue It Out on The Senate Floor

Zionists behind Oslo terror: Iran Cmdr.

under the current circumstance, can you imagine any passed President not pulling the 14th

What exactly are the Republicans holding out for now?

Moody's: Neither debt plan protects the nation's AAA rating

Perhaps the greatest job resignation ever.

43 Senate Republicans oppose Dem debt bill

Gasland on hbo now scary documentary F*&^ Cheney

"Going to jail for health care"

Republicans do an old pledge while they are praying for their solution

Republicans do an old pledge while they are praying for their solution

QUAKE 6.4 18KM from IWAKI, HONSHU, JAPAN

QUAKE 6.4 18KM from IWAKI, HONSHU, JAPAN

Maher creates ‘It Gets Better’ video for socialists

LOL, just received settlement funds for the Countrywide screw job

Details of Rival Plans on Spending and Debt

Edwin Edwards, 83-yo former Democratic Louisiana governor/convicted felon, marries 32-yo

Police smash their way into car to rescue a doll.

Jesse Ventura.

You hear that the interest rate to borrow money is low

White House says supports bill lifting debt limit to 2013

Did the low tax rates & balanced budgets of the '20's prevent the Great Depression?

Just reading this article SHOWS why the republicans are SO stupid: A PARALYZED DEMOCRACY

If Harry Truman was able to invoke the 14th, why can't Obama(or maybe not)

Can Someone Explain Something To Me Here About a 14th Amendment Challenge.

So we have got to this particular mess through, I gather, an increasingly

I hate Republicans song. It makes a lot of sense.

Watch House Republicans defend raising debt ceiling in Bush era

The Kabuki Play On Capitol Hill Comes Right Before The Deal

"Super Congress" (fast-tracked Gang of 12) via "debt ceiling" blackmail => Shock Doctrine

House vote on the Reid Bill: Brought up under a rule requiring a TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY

Tooth fairy leaving less money - average $2.60, 10% kids getting nothing

Nation Calls Capital Mad, and It Agrees

Would President Obama ever allow a default to occur ?

Now they done it. Boehner/McConnell bringing out 4 US Flags

Now they done it. Boehner/McConnell bringing out 4 US Flags

Is there a reason they can't just send a bill to increase the debt limit /nt

Revolution? The United States Has One Every Two Years.

Revolution? The United States Has One Every Two Years.

We Could Sell Puerto Rico

McConnell is fully engaged with the President

Hey.... WHat happened to Prison Lockdown!

Judge blasts prosecution of alleged NSA leaker (Thomas Drake)

if we can get 60 progressive representatives, can we force a progressive agenda on the nation?

Source Code alternate reality for Ann Coulter?

Please delete - duplicate

"Oregon AFL-CIO E-Board Passes Resolution Condemning OE Local 701"

I bring this up because I think history is about to repeat itself.

My congressman is a member (and former chairman) of the most reliable Democratic caucus in Congress

Listening to the Dow

Clueless, gutless, and useless. At best...?

When McConnell and Boner come to the Capital tomorrow they will have robbed their drivers

dupe

Every Rich Freak Has A Private Island

when did it become reasonable to try and force an amendment to the US

when did it become reasonable to try and force an amendment to the US

"Negotiate softly and run from a big stick"

The Tea-Terrorist GOP is after the SS & MC of ALL Americans. INCLUDING their own base voters.

Rand Paul on CNN getting into an argument with the reporter. He won't answer

FWIW, my Federal pension for August has been deposited into my account.

FWIW, my Federal pension for August has been deposited into my account.

McConnell says 'Our country will not default

Fareed Zakaria: “They were not elected dictators of the United States”

Fareed Zakaria: “They were not elected dictators of the United States”

IMHO--staving off important issues until after the elections

Why is the Most Wasteful Government Agency Not Part of the Deficit Discussion?

Just asking..Are Repukes and the Teabaggers setting up the

It’s Time to Scrutinize Fox

Why is MSNBC going nuts over McConnell's comment ....

Republicans are out of their fucking minds.

Republicans are out of their fucking minds.

“There is nothing more demoralizing than sudden, overwhelming disillusionment”

MSNBC VIDEO: Lipless Mitch tells Brian Williams rich shouldn't pay more taxes because...

To those born after 1970 - Do you really want to go back to the 1930's lifestyle in your old age?

Every fucking Republican who stands up and says "we can not restrain our spending"

Disgusting!

When I hear people say "I don't follow politics" I want to say

Republicans & Conservatives are Economic Terrorists

This is why the republicans do better at controlling the message than Dems....

Congress is doing exactly what it was elected to do

No revenues and cuts to SS and Medicare ????

Where is the public outcry against Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh !

A spider under the skin? It's a Facebook survey scam

Excellent analysts of the current Wall Street charade.

I've decided to do a series of political ADULT SWIM style bumps for my new radio show

Boehner and McConnell speaking now.

Harry Reid just said the repubs are after entitlements

Lawrence O'Donnell's takedown of Repug deadbeat dad Joe Walsh is worth seeing.

Lawrence O'Donnell's takedown of Repug deadbeat dad Joe Walsh is worth seeing.

The US loses $30 million per day,, and $200+ million so far

N.R.C. Lowers Estimate of How Many Would Die in Meltdown

The Tea Party's psychological motive is to escape their guilt.

Student Chris Staniforth, 20, dies after playing too much Halo 4 on Xbox 360

Story about Prop 13 and tax cuts

Portraits of the Fallen (video)

Xbox addict ‘dies from blood clot’

Wisconsinrecall.net

Struggling woman helps other middle aged unemployed strangers

CNN - "Congress is doing exactly what it was elected to do" - 2010 Elections

Google’s Official List of Bad Words

Louisville protesters weigh in on debt ceiling debate at offices of Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul

Louisville protesters weigh in on debt ceiling debate at offices of Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul

Louisville protesters weigh in on debt ceiling debate at offices of Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul

"Nearly all children nowadays were horrible." Now I know why all of the "hate the children" threads

NOW I know what this all reminds me of:

Thank Goodness Dems have the next 30 min

CORRECTED. du this poll: Which party deserves more blame for U.S. debt-ceiling standoff?

Crazy meters.....

'Kitler'

similarity between Osama Bin Laden and the Tea Party. JUST READ THIS ON FACEBOOK

Are there too many crises going on in the world?

Domestic Terrorism

Surprise, America! When You Elect A Bunch Of Extremists Who Insist That "Government Doesn't Work"

Surprise, America! When You Elect A Bunch Of Extremists Who Insist That "Government Doesn't Work"

Miracle cure coming...

My "job creator" likes to work me a mandatory 12 hour shift, every day.

So now they upped the ante again, no balanced budget amendment, no increase in debt ceiling

So what will constitute a loss for the Dem's?

So what will constitute a loss for the Dem's?

Sen Kerry just now - "Where is the single Republican concession? There hasn't been one!"

Harkin just stated that this is a Manufactured Crises...

So whatever happend to Mcconell's plan that would allow Obama to raise the debt ceiling?

Details of the Reid plan:

Rejoice, Americans! Peyton Manning agrees to a $90 million deal!

This morning...NBC News...Somalia, worst drought in 60 years...Texas, worst drought in 50 years...

It's LIVE on C-Span 2 (TV and 'Net).

Cul de sac???

See y'all at 1:00 am tonight . . .

Well, the country may be about to implode, financially, but it's reassuring to see that

Well, the country may be about to implode, financially, but it's reassuring to see that

If there is any justice the Democrats will wipe the floor with the Republicans in 2012

NotW May Have HACKED COMPUTERS

I have had to eliminate most of what I used to read

Fuck you boehner

Animation: Tea Party Gives Boehner a Budget Headache

I have developed such respect for Harry Reid

Any deal at this point is a loss

default on what?

You don't hate me because I am a liberal gay atheist intellectual.

Boxer Up Now

Boxer Up Now

Did MSNBC just pull their debt coverage?

Why is America so ignorant? Right now neither CNN nor MSNBC are covering the debt ceiling debate

Tom Harkin kickin' ass

Tom Harkin kickin' ass

An Idea On Taxing The "Job Creators" That Might Help Hiring

Russell Edgingtons----

Barbara Boxer up now. nt

Barbara Boxer up now. nt

Far Right Zionist Nut, Pamela Gellar, Who Inspired Norwegian Shooter, Calls Him An Islamist

Far Right Zionist Nut, Pamela Gellar, Who Inspired Norwegian Shooter, Calls Him An Islamist

Woman faces trial for fake testicles on truck

I'm tired of Shit Kickers deciding the direction of my country !!!

Barbara Boxer up now! Link....

Barbara Boxer up now! Link....

How about a good old fashioned "Big Bang" plan from the President?

Idiocrat- Noun

heads up John Kerry is speaking

So Congress is in session, fighting about the debt limit, but MY Rep., Dave Reichert,

So Congress is in session, fighting about the debt limit, but MY Rep., Dave Reichert,

"Some men just want to watch the world burn"

I would like for every elected democrat

Hutchingson supports Boner

listening to Rand Paul on CNN

I say don't raise the damn ceiling.

Mike Lee (R) We should have held debt ceiling "hostage" in the past. Would be a "good thing"!

how is this defensible

About the desire to have automatic cutting systems,

Found this on ABC news and then here on this link

Pelosi 'Clearly' Backs 14th Amendment Option In Debt Standoff, Congressman Reports

If a foreign power was days away from crashing our economy...

Circumcision Ban Ordered Off California Ballot by Judge in San Francisco - Bloomberg

We would be in a better position if we had kept the blue dog representatives.

I got mine!

Vermont Stands Alone

Vermont Stands Alone

14th Amendment & Perry v US quoted by Harkin - any legal experts here?

NORML: ‘Stoner Stupid’ Myth Goes Up In Smoke

Wow, there is a monster typhoon in the west Pacific that looks like 2005's Hurricane Wilma!

The Shock Doctrine In All Its Glory

FiveThirtyEight: Which Republicans Might Support Reid’s Debt Bill? (article with a LIST)

Salon/Greenwald: Obama's whistleblower war suffers two defeats

Need a break from this madness

Need a break from this madness

McConnell made it very clear he's "engaged with the President" has

McLauglin Group: Is Monica Crowley gone for good? She was like a "Tokyo Rose"

So, what do you do when the "loyal opposition" ceases to be loyal?

So, what do you do when the "loyal opposition" ceases to be loyal?

Wells Fargo Forecloses On, Auctions Off House With Dead Owner Inside

Unprecedented borrowing authority?

Rhetorical balanced budget amendment question for the repubs:

Waste Of Tax Dollars?

Strong Earthquake Rocks NE Japan

i got another rw poll call today. is anyone else getting these?

A song for the Debt ceiling crisis of 2011

Bachmann asked MN taxpayers to pay her cable TV bills

Reuters: White House holds fresh debt talks with Republicans

Russian Roulette... that is what these people are playing

The government is not a business or a household.

I'm thinking it might be better to stand up to the tea party bullies now

i think the teahadists are gunning for a government shutdown like in 1995.

I'm trying to research Obama's 1st proposal for cutting deficit/debt. Anyone have a link?

Tweeting for effect...

If gays and lesbians are allowed to marry and if minorities are elected to the White House

The real worker to retiree ratio is much higher, because workers are 80% more productive!

To all teabagges:: Read Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead, or Virtue of Selfishness

C-SPAN credits Senator Sessions wrong.

This was the wrong way to cure constipation

Ice bowling keeps things cool in Summer (Japan)

Ice bowling keeps things cool in Summer (Japan)

Icelanders hand in draft of world's first 'web' constitution

Pamela Geller BUSTED scrubbing violent rhetoric from Norway from her website

The Repugs want to shrink the size of government? Nothing could be easier!

I'm having trouble getting worked up over this debt/default debacle.

I'm having trouble getting worked up over this debt/default debacle.

Epic TV. Don't miss it. Actual Senators spilling their guts live on your Tee Vee or Pee Cee.

Tohoku summer festivals fill the northern cities with life (JAPAN)

I think we have to outcrazy the T party

You Go Barbara Boxer, Sessions you're a liar

MSNBC is LIVE right now. Wonder how long that will last ...

I LOVE Barbara Mikulski - she is not afraid to lay it on the line.

*Reid on floor now

so talkign heads are going, how are other countries looking at us?

Camillagate scoop raises questions for Murdoch

Cloture vote moved to 1pm tomorrow

Obama's Final Loophole: The "Catastrophic Emergency" Clause?

Senator Reid: Senate vote will be Sunday AFTERNOON 1pm ET

No matter how many times I see it, "Lets just default" will remain an amazingly stupid idea - nt

This is why I'm worried; Impact of US debt crisis ranges from benign to extreme:TD

The REAL reason the Senate vote was delayed till tomorrow

Will the T-baggers use the troops as an excuse to give in?

Likely none of us know, but what do you think? Where did this debt strategy come from?

Congressional Black Caucus urges Obama to use 14th Amendment debt limit fix (The Hill)

As in 1973, It's still: Damn the Economy, Full speed ahead with the wars.

" I get my public safety from the barrel of a gun."

tweet from chuck toad

So, if Russian infiltrators were holding America economically hostage...

Go, Bernie! It's not a question of whether Reid's bill will pass

Sen. Sanders will be on MSNBC at 10

Sen. Sanders will be on MSNBC at 10

Vote delayed by 12 hours in the Senate

Jeff Sessions! Boo hoo hoo! Democrats want to just raise our taxes!

when government no longer protects it's citizens....when it becomes the enemy.

Three Words.

America, The Beautiful (Pic heavy)

Norman Goldman is on MSNBC

Dear President Obama: You are dealing with terrorists. You do know that, don't you?

"Bring on the Clowns"

Obama is still a radical socialist big-spending tax-happy extremist

CNN said not long ago that McConnell was going around Reid and making

Sect leader warns of 'death' to 'those who prosecute the church'

Tea Party = KAOS! Mr. President, "GET SMART!"

Here are the markets

Please help me with the following statement. I've been up all night and this makes my eyes bleed...

Ah, good ol' Michelle Bachmann.

US Intervention in Somalia Compounds Dire Humanitarian Crisis

Georgia GOP in charge of redistricting for the entire state for 1st time

Email to the WH

surprise us obama. please, surprise us and show us your backbone.

Replica of Wright brothers 1910 plane crashes in Ohio, killing 2

Matt Taibbi: Evil Corporate Tax Holiday Gains Bipartisan Support

Old Mitch watched his master plan unfold. Deny Reid, negotiate with the President at the last hour

"A time bomb waiting for one of the parties to play Russian Roulette with the nation."

Has any democrat besides Bernie Sanders ever filibustered anything since the rethugs won the

Little humor:

thinkprogress RT @samyoungman: Dem familiar with situation disputes ABC report

How Would the Supreme Court Rule on Obama RAISING The DEBT CEILING Himself?

Senators?

Wash. Post: Record of family’s global corporation follows Jon Huntsman Jr.

I just want to point out, that I was and am now watching you, public media

Dying to Compromise: The Fables of Obama by John Eskow

Bill Maher this wk: WHO is that shrieking nasal harpie Margaret Hoover?

If you think the debt crisis is bad now ...

David Corn: "Terrible precedent established here. Politicizing debt-ceiling"

What shape is Obama in, politically

Who's on first? nt

What would President Bartlett do?

Did I just hear Chuck Todd say the "Super Congress" was back on the table?

The rest of us are PAYING the tab for the TPers pledges to Norquist.

Check out this poll on CNN.

So if the news report of the deal is to be believed, the Super Catfood Commission will gut

35 and under: How would you feel about raising SS age to 67?

The teabaggers are fanatics

US General said "Nuts" to the German surrender demand. What would Obama say?

Those rooting for a "compromise" -- Don't get pissed when the carnage starts.

Fareed Zakaria Is Fed Up With ‘Anti-Democratic’ Tea Party: ‘They Were Not Elected Dictators’ - VIDEO

My family and the Great Depression

Voodoo in the Sky with Diamonds

So Nader is calling for someone to challenge Obama in the primaries. How come Nader doesn't call

Toon .. How Europe/World sees the Tea Parry and Debt crisis

Toon .. How Europe/World sees the Tea Parry and Debt crisis

I've had it. Invoke the 14th. Enough games. The U.S. CANNOT default.

Bush once again tries to sell his "I didn't want to scare the CHILDREN" fairy tale re: 9/11 reaction

Girl wasn't playing hide & seek when she died. Relatives used box as punishment

Why aren't MILLIONS of people swarming DC right now?

Tom Harkin just said it is the responsibility

Amy Winehouse family says alcohol withdrawal killed her.

The 14th Amendment: either it applies or it does not; Obama will either use it or not.

Jeb Bush's notebook!

Kerry: "I have never seen the governing process so broken."

Fuck it - 14th Amendment time

Fuck it - 14th Amendment time

GOP Lisa MURKOWSKI is speaking

No deal.

Robert Reich: "if only we understood where the president is leading us."

How long have you been paying into Social Security?

ABC has now revised its story to say a vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment is part of the deal

Senator Boxer: We have to pledge allegiance to the flag ,,, NOT to Grover Norquist!

house votes down reid plan with help of 11 democrats

Arresting Scott Walker

@whpresscorps (White House Press Corps) now reporting ABC info incorrect

Bernie Sanders up now!!

Politico: The 'Tea Party Have Now Become Full Blown Terrorists'

Music For Governments To Default By

Marijuana Clinic Offers Free Pot to Patients Who Register to Vote

Why does Don Lemon on CNN work so hard to protect...

"We have to pledge allegiance to the flag, not to Grover Norquist" -Barbara Boxer

Toon: Send in the seals to get the terrorists

Sure, We are the "fringe"

My response to Senator Dick Durbin

I fear we're either at the point of no return or past it now

IMO, there should be a rule that a majority of each party must be seated in the Senate

Paul Krugman: Very Serious Suckers

Why do businesses advertise on right wing radio stations? Shame on them.

The House Won't Impeach if BO Raises the Debt Ceiling

At this point the Democrats should give the terrorists everything they want

Trader Joe's dumpsters are full of fresh, nutritious food

Harry Reid is on his way to the WH, possibly to see what else the President is willing to give up

The Revised Boehner and Revised Reid Plans (comparison outline on TPM)

The Revised Boehner and Revised Reid Plans (comparison outline on TPM)

GOP Psy-Ops - When Upset, The Right Wing Wins Elections, The Left Boycotts Them

Am I wrong in supposing there will be a government shutdown next week, barring a deal?

Why is this woman permitted on our networks?

how fucking nice NOT!

ABC News: White House, Republicans Strike Tentative Deal To Raise Debt Ceiling

Wouldn't default necessitate deeper cuts and sacrifices by all

Who's idea was it to agree to 60 vote majorities in the Senate?

If the shit hits the fan and the Survivalists get their long planned day in the sun.

How Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi and Obama could shove us into another recession

Kerry Discloses Democrats’ Sticking Point In Debt Talks (TPM)

Kerry Discloses Democrats’ Sticking Point In Debt Talks (TPM)

Oh, the gnashing of the teeth, Oh, the flamboyant tactics. Oh, all the breaking news excitement...

Howard Fineman: "Bad combo: passive president, tea party rejectionists and cold-blooded McConnell."

When you sit on mountains of old newspapers and a few dead cats they call you a hoarder.

ABC reporting tentative deal made to raise debt ceiling

Mr. President... the teabag freshman GOPers, using boxcutters, have taken over the plane...

What a tragic world we are experiencing.

What a tragic world we are experiencing.

The German People thought Hitler and the Nazis were nuts, too.

The Whole World Is Watching! The Whole World Is Watching! The Whole World Is Watching!

My rant on this manufactured crisis

The Mass Workers’ Movement in the Period of Economic Crisis

Robert Reich puts cuts to Medicare and Social Security on the table.

KO Countdown just tweeted that Al Gore will be on...

With Reid bill, Dems turn 180 degrees from stimulus to spending cuts--"an era of austerity"

With Reid bill, Dems turn 180 degrees from stimulus to spending cuts--"an era of austerity"

Today the best friend I have ever had passed away.

US News - "Both Sides Aren't To Blame for Debt Ceiling Crisis"

If it comes to it, at 11:59pm on August 1st, Obama *WILL* invoke the 14th Amendment

Are you OK?

"I've had a snootful of that shit!" - quote of the season

I support President Joe Biden

16 Trillion given to foreign and domestic banks and corps

Remember "The Senate Is Missing" scene from Fahrenheit 411?

FED UP: Just Do The 14th Amendment Thing Already, Democrats Beg Obama

World Population to Top 9 Billion by 2050, 49% Growth from Africa

17 Dead in Vietnam Shoe Factory Fire

I'm a liberal. If you're a liberal, too, maybe you can tell me: Who the fuck is on OUR side?

Krystal Ball??? You're FUCKIN' Kidding Me, Right?????

Liberal policies require supermajorities, conservative policies require control of one body -or less

Ocean Life May Be on Edge of Catastrophe

Social media fail: @BarackObama loses 36,000-plus Twitter followers in barrage

Some of the rich and super-Rich know, believe that no matter what happens, it will not affect them

Any plan that can pass, other than a clean bill, is a win for the terrorists.

I'm betting that lots of us posting here this afternoon are also watching MSNBC

BTW, This is not Democracy

FDR's legacy was "The New Deal". Obama's legacy will be "The Raw Deal"

"SLO Bangers" - Please help us keep local syringe exchange services viable.

Most businesses run on debt, don't they?

Why do Republicans keep on winning the naming game?

It's time to rebuild the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

"Many liberals and progressives cling to the childish notion that Obama is really one of them"

US Congress Twitter Directory (SUPER-HANDY!)

Libyan Revolution Week 24

Libyan Revolution Week 24

Study: Dumb People Use Internet Explorer

Somalia Is Dying. Does Anyone Care?

Matt Damon speaks at Save our Schools rally... condemned “punitive policies” that harm teachers.

Gen Xers - Did you always know that we were on the cusp ?

Gen Xers - Did you always know that we were on the cusp ?

Is this cat a Tea Party funder?

A liberal member of the NRA approved version of Harrison's "Give me Love"

photographers, visual arteries collaboration

Free Advice! Just PM me.

Party in the Lounge!

I like cheese.

OKAY, LOUNGE LIZARDS! IT'S FRIDAY! WHO'S READY TO PARTAAAAAAY?

:)

Thanks for the donor star. I really appreciate it.

Former True Blood Vampire marries his RL boyfriend in NYC

You know, there are just some days where Archie should have hung out with Veronica instead.

Rolling Stone's 'Goat's Head Soup' is an overlooked masterpiece

Was anyone a fan of the tv series WITCHBLADE ?

PHOTO: "Keep smiling...that's right, just act relaxed and smile...and SOON, we eat..."

Questionable parenting at the local Barnes & Noble

I've got a new show starting right about now

Boogity boogity boogity amen

I have been searching all my life for my dream woman,

Sams Club has 8 lb milk bone breath freshener treats for 8 bucks

Do you remember gravity boots? They were like ski boots except they attached to a pole

talkin' some new kicks, ones like you ain't never seen...

post some fun rock bands just having fun

Why do all newborns look like a mini Winston Churchills? nt

ElderGreenKid has joined a summer band and is keeping his sax skills tuned up while out of

If I really like Bo Hopkins, what movie should I get?

Anybody seen "Super 8" yet?

Shark Week starts Sunday

I just saw Cowboys and Aliens, ask me anything

Jumping on the bandwagon here:

PHOTO: Yes, MFM's recent hospital stay was COSTLY...but he's found a way to deal with it.

Something happy to think about

PHOTO: MiddleFingerMom is Googling exterminators because of a Keebler Elf infestation in his yard...

Thank you to whomever gave me the star. I really appreciate it.

A personal milestone: My 1st cat thread & not just *any*: a cat+HITLER thread!1

PHOTO: "OK, so you poke it with a fork, and when the juices run clear, IT IS MIIIIIIIIIIIIINE..."

ok now I get why people keep asking me about buddy

Somebody tell me about Rhett Miller!

Summertime stomach flu

If I really like Lightning Hopkins, what blues should I get?

OK now I gotta ask: Betty or Veronica?

My homophobia and how I overcame it..DADT related

London & Paris recommendations?

Does anybody want to just talk?

APPARENTLY this kitten enjoys being tickled. A LOT.

Saturday, July 30. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.

Anyone here familiar with an antidepressant named Venlafaxine?

What is your favourite show currently on HBO. Me, Real Time. I have not really watched anything

Not sure if you guys will like this but give it a try ...KPOP!

Leo Kottke - Deep River Blues. Saturday afternoon mood music.

What's the best place to hide em?

Just had Jersey Mike's Subs for the first time

The Rolling Stones 'Brussel Affair' - WTF $%&$@! Didn't they release this?

This is how you make suama mochi.

Doughnut burger, the latest fair food

Are any Texans here being affected by the drought?

Why does Tim Gunn talk like a 16 year old valley girl?

40 years ago, this last week of July. The top 15, for those who remember.

What was the last Mel Gibson film that you saw?

Enthusiasts of The Hobbit movie, check this out:

Last night I went out to a nice restaurant and there was a screaming child

We saw Captain America: The First Avenger tonight. It rocked.

I used to hate "The Blues' - then I heard Lightning Hopkins

Rosa Parks Essay Describes Rape Attempt

Senator McConnell's Office Denies Refusal to Negotiate with Reid

Top Generals Quit in Group, Stunning Turks

Advisory panel calls for revamping FDA approval process for medical devices

Plane from New York crashes at Guyana airport

Soldier Arrested in Suspected Bomb Plot Had Series of Disputes With Army

Any other fans here for the band: "Korn"? (Middle-aged or otherwise)

Redistricting Commission OK's final draft of maps

President Obama: House Republicans wasted 'precious days' with Boehner plan

Nation Calls Capital Mad, and It Agrees

Judge blasts prosecution of alleged NSA leaker (Thomas Drake)

N.R.C. Lowers Estimate of How Many Would Die in Meltdown

Libya rebels say Younis killers were 'Islamist element'

Somali refugees brave fighting in Mogadishu in hope of UN food aid

Attack on a Patrol in Afghanistan Kills Seven

Presidential historian, aide appear in US court, charged with conspiring to steal documents

Chiquita Can't Shuck Colombia Terror Claims

NATO Strikes at Libyan State TV

That Aug. 2 Deadline? It May Be Impossible, Veteran Lawmakers Say

Bush to be in NYC to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11

Senate delays consideration of Reid debt ceiling bill

Vietnam's fearsome sneakers

Will Jim Jordan's defiance jeopardize his 4th District?

Venezuela breaks up fuel smuggling ring, detains 9

Iraq War Review: U.S. Finds Country Is Deadlier Now Than A Year Ago

House set to reject Reid debt plan as endgame nears

Teachers march on Washington

Tornado on the ground near Graceville, Minn.; 'take cover now,' warns NWS

TCA: PBS Still Testing Commercial Breaks During Programs

U.S. default could deliver swift hit to consumers

House rejects Senate Dems debt-limit bill

'Eco-pirate' Paul Watson is in danger of losing his boat

FBI offers $25,000 reward in case of missing NH girl

Former chief of staff to Colombia’s ex-president jailed in eavesdropping scandal

Medicare rule would decrease payments to hospitals with high re-admission rates

A Mobilization in Washington by Wall Street

Farmers Oppose G.O.P. Bill on Immigration

Webster says UMF College Republicans parked vans (to keep students from voting) on Election Day 2010

Amanda Knox: DNA evidence defended by Italian police

One House tantrum, followed by another

President Obama supporters: PARTY IN THE LOUNGE!

Obama calling for "entitlement reform" today, but before you get mad...

Is someone else pulling the strings?

The Balanced Budget Amendment

Sometimes even the adult in the room needs to assert himself.

Boehner forgets what he’s doing, and why he’s doing it

here's a classic (but trivial) Obama administration walk-back

This Weekend Was Always Coming

What If There's No Deal?

Paul Begala: How Republicans Screwed the Pooch

Is John Boehner Emotionally Unbalanced?

Plenty of ‘pathetic’ to go around

Can President Obama Halt Pay To Congress in the event of debt ceiling not being lifted?

Really interesting article on why the 14th Amendment might end up being Obama's best choice

The potential Silver Lining of default

PIC: Obama's negotiating strategy if he were a Star Wars character

Do You Have A Favorable Opinion Of Governor Goodhair?

The Observer (Sunday Guardian): Tea Party intransigence takes America to the brink

Pelosi: Boehner 'chose to go to the dark side' - GOP bill is 'perfectly absurd' (VIDEO)

Make the repubs filibuster.

Sen. Kerry: "...damaging and dangerous and reckless and irresponsible,"

Reid: "Entitlements, oh they want entitlements" on CNN now

The Reid Bill sucked. I am glad it was defeated. Now cut the shit and pass a simple clean bill.

This is opinion: If the 'thugs force a default....

Republicans not willing to give the senate a vote on the Reid motion

Should we 'primary' Pres. Obama in 2012?

Mr President - DO NOT negotiate with these DOMESTIC TERRORISTS!!

The 14th A is not an option, per Conyers and Kucinich.

ABC News: White House, Republicans Strike Tentative Deal To Raise Debt Ceiling

I see people are mad at Obama for making a deal with the terrorists

So Obama and the Republicans have the Dems in a vice.

Argument against using the 14th Amendment: Tribe / NYT

We are Wisconsin HQ destroyed in Fire

POLL: Independent Voters Flee Boehner, Congressional GOP on Debt. Big Obama advantage.

How much more than ever am I appreciating Nancy Pelosi today?

Fox Guest Advises Viewers To Take Out $1,000 In Cash, stuff it in a drawer just in case

George W. Bush to attend 9/11 10th anniversary ceremony

Rep. Jan Schakowsky came up with the best frame for this entire crisis - FRAGGING!

If the BBA passes what happens when we have a major hurricane, how will it get paid for.

Obama Ignores Our E-mails, Faxes, Calls, etc...

Gallup: Obama Approval Drops to New Low of 40%

President Obama Had To Be Dealt The Crappiest Hand In American History

Brace yourselves for a HUGE cave-in by Obama

So is there ANY possibility we will get tax increases on the rich? Or are we out of luck on that?

Given 14th Amendment, how is debt ceiling even legal?

The contrast between Barbara Lee and Bernie S. with Obama and the Waffle Dems is startling

102 Things NOT To Do If You Hate Taxes

Pelosi 'Clearly' Backs 14th Amendment Option In Debt Standoff, Congressman Reports

Debt-limit standoff: Top Democrats revive 14th Amendment option to raise ceiling

neo-Woodie Guthrie with a touch of Kansas ornery!

Mike Malloy - Fear In The Chamber Of Commerce

Young Turks: Bill O'Reilly - Norway Killer Not Christian Fundamentalist

Brother can you spare a Dime

Going OUR Way?

House Republicans Defend a Debt Ceiling Hike

Mike Malloy - Missouri School Bans Books

Ralph Goneau, 79, & Richard Wilhelm, 87, Waited 41 Years To Say

Mike Malloy - Democrats Kill The Safety Net + Angry Listeners

Sen. Wyden (D-OR) Gets NSA's Top Lawyer to Confirm Secret Interpretations of Surveillance Laws

Mike Malloy - Glenn Beck Advocates Mass Killing Of Children

Weekly Address: Compromise on Behalf of the American People

Union History and Quotes

Channel 4 News (UK) Exclusive: New Sri Lanka 'war crimes' evidence

Johan Galtung, Peace & Conflict Pioneer: How to Stop Extremism That Fueled Attack

The President who Told the Truth

Turkey military chiefs 'quit'

Nato troops retreat from Kosovo Serbs

Young Turks: Fox News Executives - Employee Spying

Poland faults Russia in presidential plane crash report

GOP HYPOCRITES!: House Republicans DEFEND a Debt Ceiling HIKE

John Boehner's angry speech where he tells White House to 'put something on the table'

The Whole WORLD Is Watching

American Free Press Interviews Julie Bass on Her Victory Garden And Legal Victory

TYT Bill O'Reilly: Raise The Debt Ceiling (I'm looking for the END game here!) Is BHO ahead v us?

Speaker Boehner Chose To Go To The Dark Side

Russian RTV doesn't do its research when accusing Dayton Media

Rep. Schakowsky Chastises GOP for Debt Ceiling Crisis, 07-30-2011

Bill Nye Blinded Fox News With Science

Debt Debate is "Political Theater" Burdening Society's Most Vulnerable

Lawrence O'Donnell annihilates "Deadbeat Dad" Teabagger Joe Walsh

Shooting horses: Canada’s slaughter industry under fire

In Steinbeck's footsteps: America's middle-class underclass (BBC)

God's approval ratings vs those of Obama and Congress

Guardian UK: David Cameron's NHS chaos won't save money – let alone lives

Baseball and War, All-American Pastimes

Der Spiegel: Europe's Right-Wing Populists Find Allies in Israel

Norway's mass murder and the mass media

Mensch goes public after email threatens to expose drug use {murdoch/hacking}

Bill O Rilley Lashes Out at Hatefull Republicans

NATO bombs Libyan state TV transmitters--Campaign could drag to Autumn and Beyond...

Obama echoes East Africa's pleas for help

The Big Fat GOP Budget Lie

Another stinging blow for Libya

Dems Finally Get Creative In Battling GOP Debt Ceiling Madness

Improving Mexican economy draws undocumented immigrants home from California

Norway attacks: How far right views created Anders Behring Breivik

House Rejects Reid (no revenues) Proposal

Tea Baggers Eat Up Boehner's 'Cul-de-Sac' Metaphor

U.S. Chamber To Rank Politicians On Whether They Vote To Keep Contractor Donations Secret

NASA climatologist, says that if those tar sands are fully exploited it's "essentially game over for

Conservatives fighting the last war

When the Super-Rich Cry, "Class Warfare!"

Alec Baldwin: "Partisan hatred is a sidearm everyone on the Hill seems to be packing"

U.S. debt impasse signals shift to the right for both parties in N.J.

Economists: Now is Wrong Time for Congress to Cut Spending - Truthout.org

Robert Reich: Don't Fall for the GOP Lie

Sometimes, liberals miss the point.

Experts tell Hoosier lawmakers pot prohibition has failed

To Avoid U.S. Default, Obama Set To Invoke the 18th Amendment!

When WOULD republicans favor a tax increase?

$230,000 For a Guard Dog: Why the Wealthy Are Afraid Of Violence From Below

Tiny Tea Party Rally vs. Large Progressive Rally: Which Gets More Beltway Ink?

The Independent: Marine life facing mass extinction 'within one human generation'

Japan Snaps Back With Less Power

Fukushima city begins building solar power plant using U.S. donation (Elon Musk philanthropy)

Northwest Passage about to open up

Thom Hartmann asks "Fourth Turning" author about world war: "clearly the line-up is there"

The Plastic Bag Wars

It's like the thief you caught red-handed turned out to be a police officer

Harry Reid just said the repubs are after entitlements

I have developed such respect for Harry Reid

Presidential Commission Seeks Volunteers to Store U.S. Nuclear Waste

Young Japanese bureaucrats tried to derail nuclear boondoggle in 2004

Dear skeptics: Here is more climate data than you can handle

Kenyans Reportedly Chewing "Potency" Herb into Extinction

Canada silences a salmon expert

Good lord, American homes are huge

Why do the Christain religious always have to pick fights with the irreligious or minorty religions?

Religious extremism: From Phelps to Prevo

First Academic Journal on Secularism: A Threat to Christianity?

Faithful, religions often at odds

Faithful, religions often at odds

Jewish women’s group responds to Perry’s prayer event “Response”: don’t do it

When Religion Becomes Lethal: Lessons from Norway

OC Register: "Atheist bus-shelter ads in O.C. question God"

Catholic clergy join 10,000 in demonstrating for dalit rights in India

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