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Archives: August 1, 2011

cnn is re-running their 'news' from earlier....

cnn is re-running their 'news' from earlier....

Al Jazeera English Launches In New York City

I have a question about these long term budget deals

Buy American Mention of the Week, 7-31-11

I usually don't watch CNN but just recently discovered their anchor Don Lemon. I love him.

David Frum's take / Too Soon Old, Too Late Wise

New York Times article: From Spending to Cuts, While the Economy Stalls

It’s Over; the End is Here.....

A deal that found the lowest-common denominator / By Ezra Klein

Raul Grijalva, Progressive Caucus Needs YOU!

One good thing may come out of all this,

I will say the "trigger" is kind of silly

Moody's might downgrade us to AA anyway?

In 6 months if they cannot decide what to cut, there will be mandatory cuts, including Medicare on

The coming conservative battle between defense hawks and anti-tax crusaders

GOP won't let the President be "Middle Man" or the one to balance the "Force"

Another interesting thing about the deal: it sets the precedent for a 1-1 security/defense match

So what this "commission" effectively does is take the power away from left and right members of

They will increase the taxes when a monkey flies out of my ass

Netroots Radio: Progressive Talk is LIVE on the internets now

Ezra Klein: A deal that found the lowest-common denominator

2012 G.O.P. Candidates React to Debt Deal

Suicide bombers.

The Concert for Bangladesh Film Streaming Event (40 years later it still raises $ for the hungry etc

"...or else."

Boner's comments on the deal reached tonite:

Freepers arguing that John Boohoo (their name for him) caved in to Obama.

"Debt ceiling fix could mean problems for states"

So what if the republican choose 6 tea party members on the committee? Wouldn't that create the

Sooo, there's a Super Congressional Catfood Commission now.

This deal is terrible but it could have been worse.

The difference in my attitude between three years ago and now:

Obama outlines to GOP his message on revenues and a balanced package.

Can someone answer this. Did the President get his wish?

Levin Expresses Dem Frustration With Obama And The Looming Debt Limit Deal

Seldom does Dateline NBC cover politics. Did anyone watch its Inside Congress special?

No tax increases for the well-to-do; plans to slash corporate taxes. So where are the jobs?

Oil climbs more than $1 as U.S. reaches debt agreement

NYT: World Sees America's Aura Diminishing & A President's Authority Under Challenge

Fresh DNA evidence boosts defense in 1993 Arkansas slayings

Debt Ceiling 'Crisis' A Load of Bunk?

"Lowest level of domestic spending since Dwight Eisenhower"

the only way out

Pro-Entitlement Group: Obama, Reid, Pelosi may have succeeded protecting critical programs

US debt deal: What the experts say

To Escape Chaos, a Terrible Deal

An Observation: It seems many voters do the same thing we accuse politicians of:

An Observation: It seems many voters do the same thing we accuse politicians of:

Lawmakers to vote on last-minute debt deal

8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

Debt deal offers only small blessings for U.S. economy

Libyan rebels under increasing strain after attack on 'renegades' in Benghazi

Libyan rebels under increasing strain after attack on 'renegades' in Benghazi

Boehner: "We got 98 percent of what we wanted"

Firedoglake: Late hourly updates on Catfood Bill (Re: Grijalva, Sanders opposing bill he voted for)

Robert Reich: Ransom Paid

Hey.

Mout Rushmore has been updated

Would you tell you congressman and senators to vote for the deal Obama announced?

American Minorities Have Been Here Before

Louisville Driver In Fatal Wreck Gets 4 Days In Jail

WTF did we get when we controlled the House, Senate and WH

this is all Jeb Bush's fault

Like medieval doctors who treated the sick by bleeding them, and thereby made them even sicker

Toon: ... The Job Creators.

Chait, TNR: A shrewd strategic retreat, or the largest in a series of historic capitulations?

OK sports fans lets guess what the next Right wing created crisis is to distract America

HSBC to Cut 30,000 Jobs by 2013 as Costs Rise

Is there a list out there of what is going to be cut?

Dejavu all over again.....

Wall Street Just Doesn't Give Up--While 25 MILLION Have No Work

Legit Question~ when did it become a plank of the Democratic Party to capitulate to GOP demands?

As seen on MSNBC: The China Question

With tax breaks in place...

Is it now the DEMS message to let all the Boosh Tax Cuts Expire?

Is it now the DEMS message to let all the Boosh Tax Cuts Expire?

Please tell me we'll let the bush tax cuts expire next year.

How can American democracy work if whichever party is most prepared to be ruthless, to threaten the

Toon: The real 'Entitlement'

The real Christian Terrorists

Question: Which is a better deal? This one or Simpson-Bowles?

The same people who told you that the public option could not be included in the health care bill

Assuming That This Agreement Gets Through Congress,

Capital Times editorial: Obama’s deal with ‘nutters’ is bad for America

No tax pledge signers on follow-up committee.

No tax pledge signers on follow-up committee.

Where are the JOBS, Boehner?

How many battles must be lost before you win the "war"?

Here's the simple truth

When Republicans are smiling like this you know we are in

Foxconn to replace workers with 1 million robots in 3 years

FBI Investigating Cops' Fatal Beating of Mentally Ill Man

FBI Investigating Cops' Fatal Beating of Mentally Ill Man

Tea Partiers Will be Primaried in 2012

As a long time lurker, I have been a witness to

Stephanie Cutter: you were much better as Kerry's spokesmodel. As Obama's, you seem to have caught a

Jim Cramer accuses Obama of creating 'tremendous fear' and 'panic' / C&L's

One 96-Year-Old's Mortgage Fraud Nightmare

Tax-free-palooza: Music fest that hired Daley nephew got pass on tax

Rep. Grijalva will be on Nicole Sandler's show this morning

I am skeptical that this "compromise" will pass Congress. Looks very close to me /nt

I am skeptical that this "compromise" will pass Congress. Looks very close to me /nt

How is a panel of Dan Balz, Ron Fournier, and Susan Molinari any better than any Fox Nooz panel?

Fukushima Teacher Muzzled on Radiation Risks for School Children

Are you really pissed? Help Wisconsin recall Republicans!

I've read what Reich and Krugman have to say. Who are the economists...

Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) called the new deal “a sugar-coated Satan sandwich.”

I wish I could move to Vermont. Sander's page sums it up.

Breivik 'had other targets'

Norway massacre reveals West's violence problem

Danziger Nails it, again

Danziger Nails it, again

In the Eyes of the World We're Losers

and on and on and on....

Murdoch loses more money

Thomas Friedman, Private Eye- by Tom Tomorrow

Girls school bans lesbian partners

Jesus christ I found this story

there you have it...repub rep says this is the new standard for ALL debt ceiling increases

Paul Krugman: The President Surrenders to Republicans

mission accomplished?

Oil Sanctions Against the Assads in Syria Can Work

Wall Street Got the Debt Deal It Wanted

This is Boehner's Bill

IRS Revokes Tax-Exempt Status Of Anti-Gay Hate Group

Toon- "We Saved the Nation..."

New York Times Editorial: Budget deal "is nearly complete capitulation to Republican extremists"

Super congress=Gestapo nt

We're Not Out of the Woods...

Paul Krugman: Barack Obama, Comedian

The hustlers on Wall Street don't seem all that excited about the debt deal

Obama has caved once again...

From the New Deal to the Raw Deal.

Insurers must cover birth control with no copays

Show me a favorable debt ceiling a deal that would pass both houses.

The New-New Deal

In other economic news today....

Exec Loses $3 Million Job for Calling CEO a 'F-ing Asshole'

What do the repukes and teabaggers want next?

What do the repukes and teabaggers want next?

OK, outrage brigade, when's the next time we need to needlessly panic about losing social security?

The radical right is gaming the system and holding America hostage to achieve their agenda.

News International mass-deleted emails, tech firm says

Weimar Meets Waterloo By James Howard Kunstler

Hey, Tea Party... you OWN this

Goldman's Secret Cash Cow: Detroit Warehouses Full of Metal

Deal slammed a 'sugar-coated Satan sandwich'

French copyright enforcers: “Pirates are big spenders on legit content”

How Republicans Screwed the Pooch---by Paul Begala

Mr. Pauncefoot.....One more time!

Mr. Pauncefoot.....One more time!

If the Republic Had Not Died A Long Time Ago, This Would Indeed Be the Death of the Republic

If the Republic Had Not Died A Long Time Ago, This Would Indeed Be the Death of the Republic

If the Republic Had Not Died A Long Time Ago, This Would Indeed Be the Death of the Republic

Look, in the sky, it's universal healthcare...

Look, in the sky, it's universal healthcare...

So tell me, what is the "good" in this deal.

So tell me, what is the "good" in this deal.

Governing by gun to the head of the Body Politic.

Laws "Not Enough" to Tackle Violence Against Native Women

"The evidence is overwhelming that Obama has long wanted exactly what he got" (Glenn Greenwald)

Maybe ... MAYBE .. after 2012 we can reverse this POS deal.

Interesting post by Yglesias on Keynsianism

"Great news, everyone! "

The myth of Obama's "blunders" and "weakness" TOON

Olbermann - How I was hired – and fired – by Rupert Murdoch

Jim Hightower: A Right-Wing Jobs Program for America: To Apply, Just Go Directly to Jail

Ransom Paid by Robert Reich

Ransom Paid by Robert Reich

2 political fantasies to shudder about:"Frasier" as NY mayor & Hugo's fitness video

Just a reminder: October 6, 2011

HOAs and their war on clotheslines

My letter to Schumer, Gillibrand, and my congress-person

So what medicare benefits were cut in the deal? Regards

Anybody here got the details of the "deal"

How Shadowy RW Front Groups Engineered Our National Embrace Of Debt Reduction Over Job Creation

Am I wrong about this: there was just a trade for a certain debt increase limit

Am I wrong about this: there was just a trade for a certain debt increase limit

Am I wrong about this: there was just a trade for a certain debt increase limit

The Reason Social Security Is "Sequestered" Is Because Obama Wants Super Committee to Cut a Deal

Taking the Words Right out of My Mouth

Breaking! Obama/Dems Reach Compromise on 2012 Election!

Sounds in the Middle of the Night-

Superdupercongress? No thanks, give me one of these...

Take a second...Stop Debt Extremists!

Where are the jobs, Mr. "Speaker"?

Poverty, Education, Rightwing ideology, and Ruby Payne

45 years later, UT Tower shooting rampage still remembered

45 years later, UT Tower shooting rampage still remembered

We Need to Beat The Piss Out of TeaBag Freshmen Reps in 2012

LOL. Is Boehner lying to his own caucus or does he have no clue what he has agreed to?

The Inside Joke for the Past 40 Years;

I just called my congresspeople

So, do the Bush tax cuts still expire in 2012 or what?

So, do the Bush tax cuts still expire in 2012 or what?

So, do the Bush tax cuts still expire in 2012 or what?

Where is the powerful left wing movement to counter the teabaggers?

EEOC: SD woman fired from job because of cancer

Bulldoze: The New Way Banks Foreclose

How Abortion Caused the Debt Crisis

"This Old Republican" from Brian McFadden's Big Fat Whale.

Vancouver drug control strategy calls for free crack pipes

I might vote for Romney

On Indepedents: There is not group of people sitting someplace

"Minor League Pundits" from Brian McFadden's Big Fat Whale

Gonna buy.

Robert Reich: Radical right have won a huge strategic victory

Matt Stoller: What Presidency?

Robert Reich: Radical right have won a huge strategic victory

Looking ahead

Note of the Day: Remember to place the term "Super" in front of everything.

Surveillance video shows attack on blind woman in Little Tokyo

8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

So Mr Bonner.... Where The Hell Are The Jobs??

I understand today is the 30th Anniversary of MTV...

America's Big Speed-Up: No Wonder the Jobless Rate is Staying at Depression Levels

MoveOn.org members, tell them what you think

Harry Reid taking questions

Remember during the Bush years...we used to be aghast at his supporters who would support

Remember during the Bush years...we used to be aghast at his supporters who would support

POLL: Who will be inaugurated President on January 20, 2013?

The Social Security Cut Washington Does Not Want You to Understand

Low Bank Capital Is Next U.S. Fiscal Crisis: Simon Johnson

Cowgirl's Morning LIne--Debt Limit Stakes

When this debt diversion is over can we get back to jailing the Murdochs.?

What's the difference between Barack Obama and Michelle Bachmann?

The follow up.

Unfinished Business...that FAA Debacle still waits.

U.S. recovers ‘narco submarine’ with 7.5 tons of cocaine

Polygamist Leader Says God Demands Judge's Removal In Child Sex Assault Trial

Behind the Drama and the Hype, The Bi-partisan Sell Out

Killing the middle class. Who's going to buy their crap...

Look at the bright side:

Lets put the tea-bags in the trash- The July Progressive Candidate Compendium

PBS announces 'Mister Rogers' next generation spin-off

‘Dire’ Situation Forces Rhode Island City of Central Falls Into Bankruptcy

A look ahead at Democratic political "Inside Baseball" - invitation to speculate

Grapes of Wrath - retracing the Joads

Debt ceiling lifted until 2013. SS, Medicare, Vets benefits, and Pell grants protected.

Don't Blame the Hobbits- Blame the Mad Hatter Tea Party Siths!

Don't Blame the Hobbits- Blame the Mad Hatter Tea Party Siths!

Wall Street Journal editorial board member to speak at ALEC 2011

Starting now, we need take every bit of our anger and bitterness

After reading DU this morning, I see that the world has ended.

Manufacturing growth hits lowest level in 2 years

China has 9.7% Economic growth while America slips into "Douple Dip"

Call your representative: Tell them to reject the deal

Tropical Storm Likely, Could Threaten US By Weekend

A letter to Democratic Party Leadership

Republicans voted against environmental protections 110 times in six months

BP 'Has Gained Stranglehold Over Iraq' After Oilfield Deal Is Rewritten

Happy Lammas Day!

So, instead of some massive rally, the markets still declined today.

Just heard on BBC "Do you think Americans are more docile than their European counterparts"?

FEMA Funds Dry Up For Homeless Families: Full Disclosure Network® Report

Super Wealthy CEOs Help Crush the American Worker, Then Cry About Class Warfare

New Balance struggles as last major athletic shoe brand still manufacturing in US

John Boehner has to be the most pathetic small town social climber of all time...

It is ALREADY starting. The crazies have learned. *This* is how you do deals

Anyone know how the media is reacting to the teabagger party?

Defamation Suit Against Blogger Breitbart Survives Motion to Dismiss

Legislation calls for fair permitting of trucks up to 100000 pounds

A circle of protection

A circle of protection

A circle of protection

Hartmann: 3rd time prez has given in to the terrorists

Super Wealthy CEOs Help Crush the American Worker, Then Cry About Class Warfare

"(UK) HSBC posts £7billion profit... and then swiftly announces it is axing 30,000 jobs"

US EPA proposes air pollution standards for oil and gas production

Sen Sanders on the Senate floor at 2:30 ET

republican pandering: Gingrich latest

Jared Bernstein: Lousy Negotiating Skills Are Not the Problem

**********BERNIE SANDERS SPEAKING @ 2;30***********

News Of The World Also Accused Of COMPUTER HACKING, Mass E-MAIL DELETION.

Robert Reich: "The radical right has now won a huge tactical and strategic victory"

GM Starts Building 40 MPG Subcompact (in Michigan)

South Carolina's statewide newspaper announces a wedding......

Sanders speaking now in the Senate....

so, they 'fixed' it...?

Super Congress: Echoes of Tyranny Rising

6 Huge Items That Really Exploded the Debt (That You Never Hear the Mainstream Media Talk About)

Getting votes for debt-limit deal not easy task : Rand Paul to vote 'no'.

New bill could prevent pharmacists from denying contraception prescriptions to customers

Heard over the weekend, "The Republicans SAVED Social Security".

Heard over the weekend, "The Republicans SAVED Social Security".

I need help finding jobs numbers

I need help finding jobs numbers

I need help finding jobs numbers

This is the way it spreads, like a cancer

FBI working new lead in DB Cooper case

I don't think the RW CARES about defense any more.

Now that Obama has killed Social Security and Medicare - what's next?

Barack Obama, Hostage Negotiator - a play in one scene.

D.C. Adults Top Alcohol Abusers in Country

The War on You - And Oh...Have A Nice Day - By Michael Collins

I keep thinking about The Bicycle Thief.

The federal debt limit is a triumph of false advertising

McGraw-Hill beats the Street, CEO defends S&P

Democrats, Republicans Celebrate Pitiful Excuse For Common Ground (Onion)

How to put a positive spin on the budget deal

If you have a GOP Rep/Sen - do not let them have a "nice vacation"

Top 5 overused metaphors from debt ceiling negotiations

Just waiting for soothing words...

Rep. Jim Moran (VA-8) will vote AGAINST the Compromise. Good guy. Good Dem. Good Congressman.

Is the current deal good for Dems - Only for those who have ever negotiated a deal over 1 million

Presumably a shark will kill a white woman to celebrate, or...

Bernie Sanders is on the Senate Floor right now saying Hell No! to this deal

Debt Ceiling Hostage Taking. The Banality of Corporate State Propaganda

Democrats will offer plan to end FAA shutdown, includes cuts in subsidies to some rural communities

Link to uploaded PDF of the deal:

Kent Conrad Saying Catfood Commission and Gang of 6 Proposals Will be in Super Congress

The crash of 2007 showed the complete failure of GOP economics

Will This Deal Pass in Congress?

MSNBC: Staffers say if this bill passes in the House, they will

1 of the 3 lobbyists employed by Koch Industries in Iowa is Iowa's private-sector chairman for ALEC

Our New BFF Grover Norquist Backs The New Debt Deal

sign the petition to kill the budget "deal" at Democrats.com....

Soldiers force protesters from Egypt’s Tahrir Square

So, if Boner gets the Teabaggers to support The Deal - do they vote to let the Bush Tax Cuts expire?

Maybe this will pass after all--Congress wants to go on vacation

DId I just hear on CSpan 1 that Boehner might not have the

For Obama, Bush tax cuts shadow further debt talks

Barry Rubin @ Jerusalem post claims Utøya camp was a "pro terrorist program"

Workers Stage Walkout at World Trade Center Site

So the repukes are speaking now.

Who is more like Ronald Reagan

"They told us that the government doesn't work, and as soon as they got into office, they proved it.

Question Speaker Bohener... how do we enact an austerity program

Jeb Hensarling and Paul Broun Jr make me want to vomit

DU should make a new emoticon. a face that the mouth starts to foam and shake then explodes..

Cash-strapped RI city files for bankruptcy

Bernie Sanders: "It is time for the big money interests to remember that they're Americans too..."

I would love to see the bill fail and call their bluff

BIG SISTER: Wasserman Schultz Teams With Conservatives to Pass Patriot Act 2.0

Fuck you Cantor!!!

Live podcast from inside Hama tonight , constant shelling

Pamela Geller didn't scrub it in time... "Victims of shooting were mixed, not pure Norwegian"

Obamadoric of York....

one terrorism attempt and the defense cuts will immediately disappear...forever

National Seniors' Group Responds to Debt Deal

Which is more important for winning?

Arizona asks for donations to build a border fence

I have been calling senators & congress people & getting through

Is California AG Burning The Medical Marijuana Community?

cantor speaking as if the republicans have not been involved in fiscal recklessness

"Congress Races to a Vote"...Biden says "held hostage with gun to their heads"

Barackobama.com says no cuts to medicare, social security in debt ceiling

Details Of The Debt Ceiling Bill (simplified)

Asian/Pacific Markets Post Gains.

Orders flowers early

I needed a good laugh today. So.... thanks, Fox News!

WHIP COUNT so far: House debt-limit deal

House Whip Count - ongoing updates. (Debt Limit Deal)

Ford to Recall 1.1M Pickup for Gas Tank Problem

Can someone clairfy what vote is currently being ignored by the House?

Can someone clairfy what vote is currently being ignored by the House?

“Super Congress” Budget Deal a “Turkey;” a “Lesson in Investment Theory of Political Parties”

WI: Special prosecutor sought in Supreme Court altercation (by Patrick Marley 8-1-11 Milwaukee

I think this deal helps Romney get the GOP nod in 2012.

Its amazing to watch the republicans, a minority, run the country

Leave Iraq on Time: Don't Cut Social Security and Medicare to Pay for Iraq Occupation

Just a reminder, Russ Feingold still stands for us!

Pelosi Ain't Gonna Whip This One!

"Reagan proved deficits don't matter." - Richard B. Cheney

Is anyone else physically tired, not just mentally? After 31 years of rightwingerism, I mean

Let's Pretend.

One thing is a victory for sure: Defense cuts ARE possible! nt

Is this going to pass because Grover Norquest finally gave his approval?

Aren't bills in the House supposed to be available for 3 days before a vote?

Most of Newt Gingrich’s Twitter Followers Are Fake

A Life Saver Called "Plumpynut"

WaPo: What the debt ceiling deal means for the unemployed

Good candidates don't always make good presidents--

Basic 'infographic' from POTUS on what deal will do:

Hardly any cuts now, most in trigger happen after 2013 when Bush tax cuts expire.

So, when the next Republican president needs the debt ceiling raised, what are we going to demand?

Just on Twitter by ThinkProgress

"The GOP wants you disenfranchised, delegitimized, starving and silent."

Follow The House Debate On The Compromise Bill Live Here (video)

Henry Blodget? ex-Merrill Lynch Henry Blodget arguing for tax increases?

Five Things for Liberals to Like in the Debt Ceiling Deal

Beware the WEASEL WORDS..."No cuts for Medicare beneficiaries."

Kos: Getting rid of Bush tax cuts ... won't happen

if...

Teddy Kennedy would NOT have put up with this Republican bullshit

More Koch-funded shenanigans in Wisconsin

Cuts to Medicare: They say these would only affect providers...

Did I Hear That Right - Vacation????

U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke, D-Michigan: Congress Is Obsessed With the Wrong Kind of Debt

How come we don't have details on the plan, ESPECIALLY the 'Super Congress'

Are we finally going to stop giving Israel its annual $3 billion welfare check?

Are we finally going to stop giving Israel its annual $3 billion welfare check?

Nate Silver: "Cuts Heavily Weighted Toward Defense Spending"

We've done it. We've done it. We're rich, Wyatt.

Pres. Hoover should have never re-produced. This great grand of

Banking giant HSBC posts $11.5 billion profit, announces plan to slash 25,000 more jobs

Browser market share

New Dirty Tricks in Wisc!

Global Warming Is A Myth

The Republicans don't talk about wealthy people anymore. They

*** Official Debt Deal Discussion *** If you want to discuss actual policy please post here.

Looking for those posters that insisted entitlment increases were sure to be part of the deal...

Most of Newt Gingrich’s Twitter Followers Are Fake

Hope for the Hell of It

Do the 'triggered' defense cuts come on top of withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan

Health providers: Debt deal puts seniors at risk

A bit of history on the debt ceiling

Watching House debate: why don't Dems mention tax pledge

The Debt Ceiling and DU - Join Me In Group Three

Well, I for one think this is FABULOUS!

Pew: Public Sees Budget Negotiations as “Ridiculous”, “Disgusting”, “Stupid"

On Dylan Ratigan, they are on fire - Sen. Sanders was on.

I don't care how you feel about our President.

"Man, I cannot WAIT to create all those jobs I'm going to create because my taxes aren't going up!"

Tom Harkin on C-Span now

Ok TPM reports the Progressive Caucus ain't voting for this

I've been thinking about the balanced budget amendment today

What I think about Obama's deal with the GOP (pic)

Here's my problem with this "Deal"

Report: LSU curbed levee critic's academic freedom

Pat the racist Buchanan says the hobbits have won

You think its painful now? You ain't seen nuthin' yet.

O.K. So can we line up some real Democrats for 2012?

Most of Newt Gingrich's Twitter Followers Are Fake

Central Falls Files For Bankruptcy After Union Fails To Agree To Pension Cuts

Fukushima updates August 1

These might help explain a few things:

Japan: M6.1 quake jolts Shizuoka Pref., vicinity

Greenwald's Email to J. Cole re. claims of President's alleged "weakness" with respect to Tea Party

Meet our DEMOCRATS: Lloyd Doggett

No more extended unemployment benefits

Wait wait wait - Joe WIlson of 'you lie' fame has a pile of credit card debts

I'm tired of headlines that say the economy is improving, but without jobs.

We should very happy about the trigger

Someone pointed out the obvious yesterday. republicans stick together like shit on the bottom of

Big kudos for Chris Matthews.. Great Teabagger smack-down.

I guess I am just Old School

Congressional Black Caucus plans to force GOP’s hand on debt vote

Details of the Debt Bill, Summarized in a toon:

I will be glad when this whole debt thing is done so I can go

How does the US become a "producer" again and not such a consumer?

Judge Matthew J Perry Dies - "civil rights 'giant'"

Forget Compromise: The Debt Ceiling Is Unconstitutional

matt kibbe - freedomworks

I saw this on TV late one night

I saw this on TV late one night

That free birth control pill is finally here and it's a good thing, too...

"Generation Kill" starts tonight & Mondays 11 PM Central HBO Zone

So if the Super Catfood commission agrees on a bill

It Gets Madder

Now I know what the citizens of Troy felt like the day after......

Menendez on the Senate floor--trashing the agreement--will he vote no?

The "Satan Sandwich"

House Debate / Whip Count thread

I guess Obama wanted revenue just like he 'wanted' a public option

Special Comment: Olbermann: The 4 Great Hypocrisies-Government has given up concept of right & wrong

House Vote Debt Limit Bill - Procedural Vote Now. *Final Vote Next.*

DEA Agents Raid Wrong House in Sterling Heights

The Treasury Yield Curve for the 10-yr Note is 2.77%....

Wheel-spinning on the internet

The myth of Obama's "blunders" and "weakness

Why Democratic Politicians Are Constantly Triangulating (Yglesias)

Protesters arrested for heckling Boehner from House gallery

Suspected Anonymous hacker 'had 750,000 passwords', court hears

Resign from barackobama.com

Pelosi is a Yes

It's a done deal. It was always going to be a done deal.

Suffolk Cops Arrest TV Cameraman at Crime Scene [Video]

This is not good, PayPal hands over 1,000 IP Addresses to the FBI, look out Anonymous

Q. What kind of jobs will the rich create if the rest of us can't afford to buy anything?

I hope Rachel is back tonight

Yo, House Democrats, this is your cue to kill this thing

Are you happy or unhappy with the debt deal, and why?

Police inquiry reveals violations in arrest, beating of videographer

Debt deal does little to fight severe poverty in America

104 degrees Fondly Farenheit in Kansas City today!

Conyers: "MASS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE TO PROTEST THIS"

Bush to attend 9/11 anniversary event

IBM Selectric - 50 Years Old

I am more disappointed that Barak Obama didn't smack Eric Cantor in his damn mouth

Are they voting right now on the deal??? n/t

Will the GOP figure out BEFORE or AFTER they vote Monday the dems & President Obama WON?

Gabrielle Giffords is there! (according to CSPAN)

Congratulations to the Academy Award nominees in Congress for Best Acting!

Companies near record profits amid high unemployment

GOP Files Complaint Over Possible Collusion Between Pasch (dem recall candidate)

GOP Files Complaint Over Possible Collusion Between Pasch (dem recall candidate)

Love this tweet from US Rep Donna Edwards on the 'debt deal'

Juno to circle Jupiter for ‘planetary recipe’

The House Cafeteria should serve Satan Fries

269-161 House of Reps., Ed to add I had wrong count, 269 yes

Gabby Giffords Goes to Washington! She has cast her vote and is standing and talking to people!

PASSED in House. Gabby appeared and voted!

I have a nagging feeling that the Senate vote will only be a formality

'Get your head of out your television set, and start paying attention to government.'

The official victory song of the House Republicans on the passage of S365

Democrats in Congress

House Progressive Caucus says it will not vote for bill

Rep Gabrille Giffords' office welcomes $24.4 M contract to repair/maintian border fence

Rep Gabrille Giffords' office welcomes legislation honoring border patrol agent Brian Terry

U.S. stocks down after data disappoint

2 men suing woman they saved They blame her for crash that led to their injuries

Someone needs to convince 50% of the Democratic politicians that this was a good deal.

Someone needs to convince 50% of the Democratic politicians that this was a good deal.

Final House vote on S365 (Debt Ceiling bill)--269 to 161

You Reap What You Don’t Sow!

Most of Newt Gingrich’s Twitter Followers Are Fake...

Is Michelle Bachmann about to kiss a Llama?

3 Big Victories for Obama & Dems in Debt Ceiling Fight – Republicans Just Trying to Save Face

Now, will the Repubs fillibuster the debt deal in the Senate?

Just wanted to share this:

Interview with Tea Party Co-Founder Mark Meckler. SPIEGEL 08/01/2011:

Medicare cuts hammer the hospital sector

"The complaints center on a ridiculous notion that if the President had only said "no" harder..."

Does the history of the deficit commission give you confidence in the Super Committee?

August 1 A Very VIOLENT Day in US History (Frank Little, Matewan, "the Hilo Massacre")

Congrats to Chris Hayes of "the Nation" for winning an MSNBC spot

Senators Reluctantly Back Debt Deal (Roll Call)

China Eyes U.S. Energy Nest Egg

Hooverism in the U.S. & in Europe

Damn, 2/3 of American's prefer a mix of spending cuts + tax > for wealthy. Not reflected in vote!

OMG....shut the fuck up, Joe!

Sherrod Brown Says Will Vote Yes.

Because the Bible Tells Me So: Why Bachmann and Tea Party Christians Opposed Raising the Debt Ceilin

Tweet from Keith - Al Gore on with him tonight

Let's quit calling them TeaBaggers.

Let's quit calling them TeaBaggers.

This Arizona citizen is so damn proud

It was a game of chicken. If they hadn't brokered a deal and

U.S. borrowing to surge after debt ceiling raised

Where is the actual vote, yeas and nays?

Which one is the worst scenario?

So this guy walks into a used car dealer and starts to negotiate the price. He drives proudly away..

Ok, FINAL THOUGHT: This whole thing will accomplish NOTHING!

Raul Grijalva, Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters and Lynn Woolsey say no to this deal (video)

Thank you, LEADER Pelosi

Black Men Safer in Prison than Out-“Ironically, prisons are often the only provider of medical care"

Olberman is on...

Republican Congressman Refers To President Obama As A ‘Tar Baby'

Republican Congressman Refers To President Obama As A ‘Tar Baby'

Man, I need a cigarette.

Know your Tea Party part 1: The Southern Viper

My imperfect jobs and tax solution. Anyone and any company or corporation must pay ...

Japanese Find Radioactivity on Their Own

S&P downgrading anyway, despite deal. Saw on MSNBC

The President WE WISH We Had

Can we survive another Obama term?

I want to see if M$Greedia dares to ignore this Al Gore

700 cat, 12 acre cat sanctuary

Oxygen Molecules Found In Space

‘Embarrassed’ Corporate Leaders Quiet on Fight

We just got f*cked by the House

We got a great democrat back!!!!

Can anyone tell me the Bill number that just passed the House?

The Rude Pundit: Random Observations Regarding the Debt Deal (Which May or May Not Become Law)

Even Juan Williams Calls Hannity a 'Myopic-Liar'

Six hundred and eighty five billion dollars.

Six hundred and eighty five billion dollars.

Judge blocks Kan. law defunding Planned Parenthood

I'm pretty sure almost everyone here will vote for Obama.

Gabby Giffords' first vote back in the House was to vote YES on debt deal

Relax! The debt-ceiling deal cuts next to nothing.

Pelosi a "yes" on "satan sandwich"

C-SPAN - Obama gave the GOP what they wanted. It's over

The Republicans Should Take More Hostages

Not sure what it says...

Team Obama is very effective at LBJ/FDR Hardball. Too bad they always use it for the wrong things

Bulldoze: The New Way To Foreclose

Time to live like we're already dead...

Does anybody know if Rachel Maddow is back tonight?

Does anybody know if Rachel Maddow is back tonight?

As House Strains to Pass Debt Deal, Economy Will Suffer../David Dayen

Thinking Ahead To 2012: Blackmail Shouldn't Pay

Sanders/Grayson 2012

If Herman Cain and Jack Elam mated....

EPI: Debt Ceiling Deal Will Do Great Harm to Our Nation

Olbermann special comment next

I love Rep. Barbara Lee.

barney frank looks like he's headed for the bar.

barney frank looks like he's headed for the bar.

Give it up for Gabby Giffords!!

Giant Yard Sale at the Acropolis

DeFazio speaking on the floor now - no revenue in the bill, no jobs. n/t

Not happy with the current Congress?

Experts- US could still lose AAA debt rating

Caravan Reaches US - Mexico Border for Return Challenge!

Boner and Cantor walk out twice. Gabby moves heaven and earth to be there.

Boner and Cantor walk out twice. Gabby moves heaven and earth to be there.

40 U.S. Citizens Receive Medical Degrees from LAS of Medicine in Havana

Senate plan to end FAA shutdown falls apart

Super Congress Getting Even More Super Powers In Debt Deal

WTF

100 state parks set to close (70 in California alone).....the list:

Al Gore coming up on Current

If we don't kick the phony Tea-Baggers out on their a$$ next year

DeFazio, Blumenauer (D-OR) vote against debt bill, call it a backroom deal that has no balance.

DeFazio, Blumenauer (D-OR) vote against debt bill, call it a backroom deal that has no balance.

Excellent Glenn Greenwald video on "Civil Liberties Under Obama."

Robert Reich: An insane deal, a tactical and strategic defeat for Democrats

Robert Reich: An insane deal, a tactical and strategic defeat for Democrats

Debt Ceiling Bill Will Do Nothing For Jobs

Question: why would someone have two Social Security Numbers?

Putin: U.S. a ‘parasite’ on the world economy

Consumer Reports Knocks Honda Civic Off Recommended List (lot of folks cryin tonight)

Consumer Reports Knocks Honda Civic Off Recommended List (lot of folks cryin tonight)

"Obama Gives It All Away: Conservatism will be the driving force in U.S. politics for years to come"

"Obama Gives It All Away: Conservatism will be the driving force in U.S. politics for years to come"

"Why did you stab him in the back?"

Something funny (and I think relevant) at work today

Goldman, Morgan Stanley Trading Would Suffer in U.S. Downgrade, Hintz Says

WSJ Celebration: "A Tea Party Triumph"

Lawsuit challenges petition drive against tuition for illegal immigrants in Maryland

Lawsuit challenges petition drive against tuition for illegal immigrants in Maryland

Lawsuit challenges petition drive against tuition for illegal immigrants in Maryland

"Super Congress" "Joint Committee" whatever you call it - who will be in it?

On Lawrence O'Donnell show Barney Frank said he heard that Obama would have used the 14th amendment

On Lawrence O'Donnell show Barney Frank said he heard that Obama would have used the 14th amendment

Cheap Trick Demand Explanation for Near-Fatal Stage Collapse

Cheap Trick Demand Explanation for Near-Fatal Stage Collapse

Just think if we had come out

*Rev. Al on for Ed now.

Explain to me just how a balanced budget works. Yea, I know

A year ago: Census finds record gap between rich and poor. Today's vote widened it!

It was the Independents that turned on Obama in 2010 and that explains this capitulation.

BTW, what was the reasoning behind not holding the Senate vote today/tonight?

Russian VCs pour $800 million into Twitter

How Can It Feel This Wrong?

Where is Rachel? n/t

DKos: Let's say the House passes a bill next month saying defense cuts are exempt from the trigger

Olbermann Special Comment: The 4 Great Hypocrisies ("Where Will The Outrage Come From?")

Progressives have little power in congress, because the media and corporate dems marginalize

39 years ago today, George W. Bush's coke-snorting candy ass was suspended from flying ..

We need to replace Obama, he doesn't have the stomach for the job

We need to replace Obama, he doesn't have the stomach for the job

Defense budget facing $850 billion cut in deal

Can I ask an admittedly naive question about this Debt Ceiling Deal ...

You know what its really sad about this debt ceiling debate?

Another loss for the American people

Well....there is good news and bad news

Let's all plan to get back together around mid-November for more fun.....

Jon Stewart visiting troops in Afghanistan

"Not everyone defines freedom as not having to pay taxes." - Jon Stewart

There is no question that the democrats gave up too much

Dems should vote this POS down like the previous one, and insist on a clean bill.

Keith was awesome tonight,

We must be our own Job Creators -- check this out....

Robert Reich: Ransom Paid

RW caller on Stephanie Miller: "Why don't you guys just take the

Texas blood-red lake seen as sign of apocalypse

Thank God it passed...

Maybe it really IS eleven dimensional chess . . .

how it went down...

Rerun of Keith Olbermann's great Special Comment is coming up soon on Current ...

In An Attempt At Humor (Dark Or Otherwise)...

Gallup: U.S. Political Ideology Stable With Conservatives Leading

Even Biden is looking good now

The last time I remember Democrats really standing up was

Boehner: I got 98 percent of what I wanted

Hugo Chavez: "I Respect Him A Lot" (talking about Gadhafi)

Hugo Chavez: "I Respect Him A Lot" (talking about Gadhafi)

Hugo Chavez: "I Respect Him A Lot" (talking about Gadhafi)

"Tea-vangelicals"

Gabby Giffords Returns ...Casts vote for Boehner and Pelosi and WINS THE DAY! -- TPM

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!!

How your Representative voted on the budget deal here.....

Anyone else watching Stephen Colbert? He knows how to negotiate.

Anyone else watching Stephen Colbert? He knows how to negotiate.

"Romney, Bachmann Oppose Debt Deal" - Will This Help Them Garner Liberal Support?

Everyone working on their resume now that the "Job Creators" will be hiring?

Since there will be a Super Congress.... fire the rest of 'em... immediate deficit reduction!

Well if it's any consolation, the Freepers think this deal sucks also

October 2010 - Republicans are frothing at the mouth to shut down the government

October 2010 - Republicans are frothing at the mouth to shut down the government

Senator Harkin - Use the 14th Amendment

Shhh listen to people who know who the system SHOULD work

GOP SITE - 'OBAMA'S LAST DAY IS JAN 20, 2017'

Frum: Smashing system doesn't fix it

3 Big Victories for Obama & Dems in Debt Ceiling Fight – Republicans Just Trying to Save Face

3 Big Victories for Obama & Dems in Debt Ceiling Fight – Republicans Just Trying to Save Face

Screwed.

So what happens when the right sabotages the "trigger"

Chris Hayes gets weekend show on MSNBC.

BBC: US debt deal: What do the numbers mean?

"Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity." Sigmund Freud

How many teabaggers in house voted for this bill?

$4

All 50 States See Record Highs in July

If we know the GOP will have a supermajority sometime in the next 30 years,

OMG! ANOTHER Catfood Commission!

US Democrats face backlash over debt deal

A few MORE Sentences From Mr. Krugman...

We needed a Roosevelt. We got Neville Chamberlain

The Tea Party endorsed the deal by a wider margin than the Democrats.

The Tea Party endorsed the deal by a wider margin than the Democrats.

Have you considered living off the grid?

Have you considered living off the grid?

Why the West is Committed to the Murderous Rebels in Libya By PATRICK COCKBURN

Why the West is Committed to the Murderous Rebels in Libya By PATRICK COCKBURN

CIA FORCED TO RELEASE LONG SECRET OFFICIAL HISTORY OF BAY OF PIGS INVASION

Judge Matthew J Perry Dies - "civil rights 'giant'"

Judge Matthew J Perry Dies - "civil rights 'giant'"

Shit...

there is no way to sugarcoat it and it is not overly dramatic to say that this "deal" is a disaster

Inverted Totalitarianism: A New Way of Understanding How the U.S. Is Controlled

What Gandhi had to say about Compromise

I have been so tense the last few weeks what with all the brinkmanship

*IF* We have a republican president in 2013, what are democrats going to take hostage ? (cont)

Tweety is taking apart the WH for letting the bush policies

One quick sec to recommend All American Clothing Co.

Mods -- please delete

GOP's opposition to voting rule caused 4,000 FAA layoffs

Rupert's Worst Nightmare Come True? BIG player is now in the US investigating News Corp

Some questions...

August 1st: International Day of Action for the CA Prison Hunger Strikers. yes, some are dying

8/2 Noon. Protest at MN Rep John Kline: Let him know what you think of him and his vote

Two predictions:

Mr. President: There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos

Paul Krugman on Olbermann tonight!

Betrayal

My sister just crossed the line

Seeking Arrangement: College Students Using 'Sugar Daddies' To Pay Off Loan Debt

Yay, Representative Giffords.

Should Elizabeth Warren Run For President?

Can someone please expalin to me what the Balanced Budget

Can someone please expalin to me what the Balanced Budget

Indigenous resistance is the new 'terrorism'

Indigenous resistance is the new 'terrorism'

Indigenous resistance is the new 'terrorism'

Is the USA dead?

Paul Begala just said the income tax is a rich persons tax.

Would we be in better shape with Hillary instead of Obama?

WisDems To File Complaint Against Koch Brothers/AFP Dirty Tricks

I've spent 25 year of my career on Medicare policy - ask me anything

BTW... as of today, no co-pay for birth control pills

Just curious: Does anyone else find it difficult to even look at Obama now?

"50% of Americans don't pay taxes!"

Chris Hayes says he's hosting a weekend M$NBC show in the fall.

August 4 = Oh Yeah Day!

Here's another article by yours truly

Local DUers: COMPARE NOTES -- Did your Congressman vote to "reform" Social Security?

You can't cut your way to prosperity. Any business that does that

White House wants Super Congress to take Bush tax cuts off table for 2012

Super Committee? I feel like we're living in an Aldous Huxley novel.

Super Committee? I feel like we're living in an Aldous Huxley novel.

One simple fact that Right Wingers everywhere forget:

Tropical Storm Emily

Tropical Storm Emily

The peaceful occuapation of D.C. starts October 6th.

The peaceful occuapation of D.C. starts October 6th.

I'm thinking it's in danger of not passing the House because Biden called them terrorists

The Tipping Point Has Passed (this is Outstanding)

It Is NOT Obama's Fault

Bill Kristol to GOP: Use debt deal to win White House

When did it be cool on DU to celebrate the cuts?

PSA: Obama's Congress is NOT like FDR's Congress, for those Inclined to Compare the Two Leaders:

We did get something...an increase in the debt limit.

Do you support this deal? Do you believe SS needs to be reformed?

I nominate Bernie Sanders for the so-called Super Committee....

Thank you, KO. Indeed, we need to be organized.

How high do you think unemployment will rise to in the next 1-2 years?

Some simple questions: Do you like and support what the DLC, Third Way, and "New Democrats" have

We need a progressive filibuster! I'm asking Senator Sanders to filibuster:

New Haven 911 Dispatcher Saves Drowning Boy

Russ Feingold: Statement on the announced debt ceiling deal

3 big victories for Obama and Dems In debt ceiling fight - Republicans just trying to save face

College Students Using 'Sugar Daddies' To Pay Off Loan Debt

Federal court rules human genes can be patented

Where does this leave us with Obama?

Aug. 1 2011: Jello Biafra's thought for the day.

So Obama's Health Care Reform Just Helped Millions Of Women Save A Lot Of Money Today.

How the House voted.

Reid Signs Off on Emerging Debt Deal to Widespread Disgust

Rep. Lamborn (R-Co): Dealing With Obama On Debt Like Getting Stuck To "A Tar Baby"!!

Eugene Robinson is right.

Eugene Robinson is right.

Really??? Frum wrote THIS??? Wow.

Nancy Pelosi will vote yes for debt deal: Big signal to progressives

US debt crisis: angry Democrats turn their fire on Obama

Clearly, we need our own crazy party.

Bulldoze: The New Way to Foreclose

New website for Russ Feingold

All 50 States See Record Highs in July

Can You Live Off Grid? (Alternative Energy Site Article)

Can You Live Off Grid? (Alternative Energy Site Article)

Am I the only one physically exhausted, not just mentally?

Not so bad afterall. Good read from TPM.

Three Bubbles that have not burst yet

With Debt Deal Reached, Can Congress Swallow Its Own Bitter Medicine?

GOP Senators Introduce Bill to Allow States to Opt Out of Federal Highway Program

Debt Ceiling Article: Should've Never Come To This

does anyone believe the President will let the Bush tax cuts expire?

Under The Bus Parts 1 & 2

Evidence Suggests GOP Hacked, Stole 2004 Election

Just think if John Kerry had won in 2004

Krugman said it all in four sentences

Krugman said it all in four sentences

If Obama and the Dems had promptly delivered what they promised in 2008

8 Reasonable Things We Could Do To Knock Out America's Debt

"It costs me 7 cents to make a sports cap in China"

Generation X...this is so true.

Generation X...this is so true.

Hey Obama...did you flunk economics? Let me help you out here...

There is about to be a turning, but I fear we don't have the stomach for it.

Help Wanted: White House Speech Writer

To those who say the "deal" doesn't include cuts to entitlements

Jon Stewart Slaps Down Obama For Debt Deal: 'You're Not Pinning This Turd On Us' (video

The following people are not really Democrats:

The following people are not really Democrats:

Debt Deal Would End Subsidized Loans To Grad Students

If you'd tax me more, I'd hire more people - as a small business owner

Our Governor, Martin O'Malley, says the teabaggers are narrow minded....

$4.08 for an 11 oz box of 'Nilla Wafers at the store today. What? Really? How?

crop circle proves aliens exist

Debt Ceiling Deal a Blow to Women's Economic Security

The following graphic is EXTREMELY important

I just got a message from Move On. They are opposing the debt bill.

Paul Krugman is a Political Rookie. Or How Barack Obama Left John Boehner Holding the Teabag, Again.

The Worst Deal in American History -- Obama's Big Payback to Wall Street

The Worst Deal in American History -- Obama's Big Payback to Wall Street

Third Way "Democrats" already saying Super Congress must cut Social Security and Medicare.

Rep. Conyers: Obama Demanded Social Security Cuts--Not GOP

Kucinich: Why I Voted Against S. 365, the Budget Control Act of 2011

President Obama DID NOT WANT a clean debt ceiling hike, with no cuts.

On the Primary Season

Obama is not weak and incompetent. He's a capable disaster capitalist who knows what he's doing.

"FIXED FIGHT"-Matt Taibbi-'Democrats Are NOT A Progressive Political Party-They Just Play One On TV'

"FIXED FIGHT"-Matt Taibbi-'Democrats Are NOT A Progressive Political Party-They Just Play One On TV'

Everything you need to know about the debt ceiling deal.

Republican: Working with Obama Like 'Touching a Tar Baby'

Was the United States justified in using the atomic bomb against Japan?

Kinda wishing Hilary had won at this point.

I'm going to break my two week silence and say this: If we go into 2012 like this, we are fucked.

JOBS Idea: Let ALL "Bush" tax cuts expire, but create a package of 2011 OBAMA tax cuts

Anyone a Death Star for Lukie fan?

Random image 3459

Random image 671 bungee

Just as good as Philip Glass

Oragami

I Wish I was the Moon

Sign Placement FAIL

Problem with burials at Arlington ... or somewhere

The Age of American UnReason

. . . couldn't . . . quite . . . reach . . . window sill . . .

Wrong green dude

Is something a victory if someone has to call you an idiot and tell you it's a victory not a defeat?

Obama is a f**king Jedi....a ninja gangsta jedi who shot OBL in the eye.

Cracked.com just does not understand Ramadan.

Random image # 612

Russian space station

I don't want to live on this planet anymore

Happy Shark Week everyone!

Horses or Ponies?

Faces of Olympic Diving ... or Olympic constipation

Remember,Barack, it was the Republicans who got us here

Well, I suppose this is one way out

flying high

Southern U.S. distillery to legally sell moonshine

It's the God-honest truth - Taverner has a massive crush on Geddy Lee

Would you buy a factory refurbished external hard drive?

Afghanistan pre USSR & USA

CHALLENGE FOR WORDSMITHS!

Does anybody know if pennyorder.com is legit?

for the musically inclined pedestrian

duplicate - oops - self delete

we're the people

we're the people

PHOTO: I'm not sure if Batman needs to get out of the Batcave MORE often or LESS often...

You guys HAVE to try its... Wanta hear your experience with it

sign away your life

am I the only one or does Red Light Love

You like EARWORMS? THIS is a frikken EARWORM: Foster The People, "Helena Beat"

anybody heard from CaliforniaPeggy since her puffin picture?

Danny Glover as Capt. Ahab with a dragon in place of the white whale

104 degrees Fondly Farenheit in Kansas City today!

Gonna watch 'Moby' tonight? 7:00 CDT CH. 340 (Encore) on Dish

"Constipation" is the word for today. Modify a thread title to include "constipation".

Opinion: Is economic collapse good for Linux?

New Homeland Security signage

Rush live.... Jacobs Ladder

L'Elephant

Conan O'Brien reviews Cowboys and Aliens

Challenge police with a chainsaw; expect bad things to happen.

August 1st...Time to start THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS!

The Earth Dies Screaming

If you like Joy Behar....

Now they just need one with the face of Jesus

This game is so addicting

Off topic: She's back to work

Stillness In Time

Lessons in Manhood from the Dude

Lessons In Love

Unsigned Canadian band The Sheepdogs earns spot on cover of Rolling Stone

Musique Non Stop

Tonight on Shark Week

Radiation Therapy Studio Diary - Day One

Uh ... no comment

Pull Up The Bumper

Nyan Balloon

So... Hot enough for ya?

God's Blog

Multipass

Three rules for photography: Clean your optics, have good lighting, and...

Read "World War Z" by Max Brooks.

Well,I go for my second cataract surgery a week from today.

Scary infomercial

Having used up every other gimmick known to science, Lady Gaga resorts to cleavage

Mmmmm, cannibalism....

wanna play?

I'm back!!! True Blood wrap up - was this week the best week EVER **SPOILERS**

Not responsible for broken windshields?

Another Time Waster

Voices Inside Of My Head

Do you go to bed at the...

Are there any Nancy Drew books that would satisfy a 5-year-old?

Sentence story.

I need new bookmarks for my browser. Suggest some to me.

This must be the place (Naive Melody)

Before there was Tool

If Sauron had a Disney logo

Disturbing folk/home remedies? For warts my maternal grandmother would apply a wet baby diaper to

700 cat, 12 acre cat sanctuary

MTV is 30...

PHOTO: MiddleFingerGrandmom use to rock & roll all night, and party ev-ery day. Then...

Women of DU - Justin Bieber may be back on the market

It's time for an update from MiddleFingerMom about his progress.

Cottenelle is doing a toilet paper roll cover? STUPID!!

CONFESS!!!!! What alcoholic beverage gives you nightmares!!

DU Troper Tales: Share your experiences of... AMAZINGLY EMBARRASSING PARENTS!

Cats are easier to raise then teabaggers

2012 G.O.P. Candidates React to Debt Deal

Dozens of AK-47 rifles stolen from CA Army base

'Task force' to respond to Israeli (cost of living and income disparity) protests (& 'tent cities')

Thousands protest on Morocco king's allegiance day

Fresh DNA evidence boosts defense in 1993 Arkansas slayings

New bill could prevent pharmacists from denying contraception prescriptions to customers

Asian stock markets soar on news of U.S. debt agreement

"Did Obama capitulate--or is this a cagey move?

Juno to circle Jupiter for ‘planetary recipe’

Deal in sight, markets look to Monday

With Debt Deal Reached, Can Congress Swallow Its Own Bitter Medicine?

DHHS to make birth control free for all women

Seeking Arrangement: College Students Using 'Sugar Daddies' To Pay Off Loan Debt

ISM manufacturing gauge falls to two-year low (50.9)

Vietnam War-era artillery shell explodes in central Vietnam, killing 3 farmers

Auto industry could lead U.S. economic recovery: survey

UK Police Expand Phone Hacking Inquiry To Include Computers

Russia Calls for Halt to Violence in Syria

British police face criticism after asking public to report anarchist activity to officers

Bulldoze: The New Way to Foreclose

China says Xinjiang attack linked to Pakistan

U.S. Auto Sales Stall, Casting Doubt on Rebound

Kansas Law Ending Funding for Planned Parenthood, Blocked by Federal Judge

Egyptian tanks clearing out Tahrir protesters

Editor Tells 'N.Y. Post' Staff Not to Destroy Hacking-Related Documents

7/7 survivors end battle for public inquiry into bombings

Strong quake jolts central Japan, no tsunami alert (6.1)

Libya rebels take Zlitan as RAF clears way after two-month struggle

Syrian tanks shell Hama, heaviest barrage of assault-witnesses

Follow The House Debate On The Compromise Bill Live Here (video)

Reuters Breaking: Debt Limit Increase Has Enough Votes to Clear 1st Procedural Hurdle in U.S. House

Syrian tanks shell Hama, heaviest barrage of assault-witnesses

2 men suing woman they saved They blame her for crash that led to their injuries

Phone hacking: News International mass-deleted (hundreds of thousands) emails, tech firm says

3 Big Victories for Obama & Dems in Debt Ceiling Fight – Republicans Just Trying to Save Face

White House wants Super Congress to take Bush tax cuts off table for 2012

China says Xinjiang attack linked to Pakistan

Republican: Working with Obama Like 'Touching a Tar Baby'

HSBC to cut 30,000 jobs in global overhaul (sell almost half its retail bank branches in the U.S.)

What is your favourite summer food? I like cucumber sandwiches.

Relief Rally Disappears After Fresh Economic Data

Clashes between Italy police, immigrants injure 30

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Monday, August 1, 2011

UPDATE 1-Efforts in US Congress to end FAA shutdown-LaHood

Almost all top GOP presidential hopefuls oppose debt deal

Internet Archive founder turns to new information storage device – the book

Kim Simac, Tea Party Candidate For Jim Holperin Recall, Compares Public Schools To Nazi Regime

Debt ceiling fix could mean problems for states

Mineworkers’ Leader, Rafael Tobón, Gunned Down in Antioquía, Colombia

House passes debt-ceiling deal 269-161.

Biden: Tea partiers like 'terrorists'

(California) Law requires corroboration of cellmate's testimony

SEC Sues for Assets of Dead Money Manager

Protesters Disrupt House During Debate on Debt Deal; 22 Arrested

Angry liberals seek silver lining in debt deal

African migrants found dead on overcrowded boat bound for Italy

Feds' free birth control rule drawing fire

ACLU asks court to hold CIA in contempt for destroying torture tapes

Tepco Says Highest Radiation Yet Is Detected at Fukushima Dai-Ichi

(Koch Sponsored) AFP Wisconsin ballots (to Dems) have late return date

Boehner: I got 98 percent of what I wanted

Pentagon in cross hairs of debt ‘trigger’

DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Immigration Law

FBI works new lead in D.B. Cooper hijacking case

BBC fears journalist may have been killed by Nato

Ford recalls 1.2m F-series pick-up trucks

BREAKING: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on House floor

WisDems To File Complaint Against Koch Brothers/AFP Dirty Tricks

Gaddafi thanks Chavez for support

Al Jazeera English Launches In New York City

Syrian protesters demand (non-military) action to halt killings by Bashar al-Assad regime

Rhode Island's Central Falls files for bankruptcy

Body found at NH dam is that of missing 11-year-old

Putin Says U.S. Is A "Parasite" On Global Economy

Half of European men share King Tut's DNA

Nancy Argenziano to run for Congress as a Democrat

What are your favoriite albums of 2011 so far?

Congress leaves town without reopening the FAA

If unemployment stays at 9% or so, will being seen as Centrist help Obama?

Obama sure loves rewarding terrorists

Roves Cross Roads has been countered

Obama should be the definition of cynicism

I support the poor, the elderly, and the disabled

This motherfucker is so full of shit

I just *love* the "There's Nothing else he could have done" group. They crack me up

Budget Control Act Amendment (TEXT)

President Obama's Surrender By Andrew Leonard (Salon)

Does anyone here think Nancy Pelosi is a sellout?

Mad? Reelect Obama and WALK THE STREETS for your congressional progressive!

Latest news on Russ Fingolds PROGRESSIVES UNITED

According to Mark Knoller, the agreement allows for cuts to SS and Medicare

Looking at the debt deal, it's actually not that bad

Anyone want to put odds on the Bush tax cuts being made permanent in 2013?

A year from now

sandersforpresident.org

For those so angry the President didn't get a clean debt ceiling hike, keep the faith . . .

Debt Ceiling is Raised Before Tea Party Understands What It Is

This deal could of been way, way, worse. BUT, we must win in 2012. Overwhelmigly.

On Saturday, 173 Democrats voted for Reid's plan in the House

HA! Check out the screenshot on GOP.com

Will this deal pass?

The Four Big Problems With — And Four Silver Linings Around — The Debt Limit Deal

What would President McCain have done?

Obama Commiserates With Supporters About 'Long and Messy Process,' Expresses Hope for Super-Committe

Romney Breaks Debt Ceiling Silence: ‘Cannot Support This Deal’

Romney urges default

What Is A More Pressing Problem?

Would you rather fight to the end for Democratic ideals or risk default?

Wall Street Journal praises debt deal. "No wonder liberals are howling"

Republicans should like Obama winning reelection...

Everybody Chill Out!

Is something a victory if someone has to call you an idiot and tell you it's a victory not a defeat?

Graham, DeMint To Oppose Debt Deal

Paul Krugman shut the FUCK UP

Harry Truman quote that sums things up right now...

GOP.com Concedes Obama Will Be a Two-Term President

Krugman: Barack Obama, Comedian

Seeking actual numbers -

Steve Benen: Don’t call it a compromise

Those of you wanting to primary Obama would be better served focusing on Congress. . .

So we BLEW our chance to repair this country...

Newsflash: Obama is more popular than either Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton.

I Don't Like This Fetishization Of The Deficit

If Obama were actively trying to lose in 2012, what would he do different?

One reason Tea Party gets away w/their mess is they create havoc amongst Democrats

This is how Republicans play the game and how they so often kick our asses

Question: If the federal government dictates the cost of Medicare/Medicaid how does decreasing money

Republicans are the biggest hypocrites on the planet & Teabaggers are a crazed lot of ignorant tools

Protesters Disrupt U.S. House Before Debt Ceiling Vote

Why does ANYONE here believe that Obama's acting in good faith in behalf of the Democrats...

*** Official Debt Deal Discussion *** If you want to discuss actual policy please post here.

Does Obama think he can win re-election with only independents and dyslexic Republicans

Sharpton interviewing Valerie Jarrett

There's enough melodrama on here today for a soap opera. n/t

Has anyone compared President Obama's April 13, 2011 Deficit Reduction Framework to tonight's deal?

***HEADS UP*** House to vote on debt-ceiling bill between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m (EDT)

According to AP House passes bill. Nt

Rev. Al is kicking butt and taking names n/m

Boehner To Pelosi: Hey, A Little Help Here?

Question about dragging the country to the right and the Republicans...

I Would Favor Spitzer Being A Democratic Contender Against Obama..

Two views on the deal: Robert Reich and Ezra Klein

OK it's passed the house... now, who will be the 'thug that throws a hold on the bill in the Senate?

Contrary to Speaker Boehner’s Claim, Budget Deal’s “Supercommittee” Can Consider Revenue Increases

Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy In Support Of The Agreement To End The Debt Ceiling Crisis

Debt deal could boost Obama in 2012

spot the weasel-word in Obama's veto threat

Hoyer: Dems Didn't 'Give Away The Store'

If the Democrats "negotiated with terrorists"...

Gabrielle Giffords has returned to Wash. to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis.

So the Party Line is now "Obama compromised because he wanted BIGGER cuts"

Washington Shoots the Economy in the Foot

The Fine Print on the Debt Deal - a little better than it appears at first glance (Nate Silver)

Biden: Tea party 'terrorists'

Middle class will bear brunt of the cuts!

Can we at least lay to rest the fiction that good Democrats had to support the President on this?

Defense Cuts?

Special Comment: The Four Great Hypocrisies (Keith Olbermann)

"Future Congresses Can Change Austerity Terms, But These Democrats Won’t " -- David Dayen

Text of the Debt Ceiling Agreement, the ‘‘Budget Control Act of 2011’’

you don't like Debt Deal. so are you still support Obama?

OK fellow progressives, it's over. TIme to organize for Phase II.

Sen. Franken’s Statement on the Debt Ceiling Compromise

Pelosi a yes on debt deal: House vote expected tonight

Obama administration sues to block implementation of controversial Alabama immigration law

Ouch -- Jan Schiakowsky voted No

Al Gore On Countdown now making great sense

Lawrence O'Donnell is BLASTING this bill right now "Stupidest deficit plan in history"

Obama & the Fake Debt Ceiling Crisis: This President Is Really Just Smarter Than You Are

LOL! Republican website conceding 2012 election to Obama!

I Am Sad and Disappointed

Schiff: Debt Deal is a Blank Check

Someone ought to throw a shoe at Obama.

I refuse to believe that democrats are a bunch of dumb assholes, always foiled by the tea party.

I refuse to believe that democrats are a bunch of dumb assholes, always foiled by the tea party.

The worst thing about this bill is a doozy....

people are suggesting that the deal ends the Bush tax cuts

Eugene Robinson: A hold-your-nose debt deal

Why did no Democrat use the Cheney "deficits don't matter" quote?

Racist GOP Rep. Lamborn: Associating With Obama Is Like ‘Touching A Tar Baby’

"It was a game of chicken in which one side didn’t want to crash and the other didn’t care"

Does The Debt Limit Agreement Make A Double Dip Recession More Likely?

DRAFT AL GORE

"Krugman is a political rookie," by Deaniac (excellent blog post!)

when you voted for Obama, did you expect or want him to give up so much to the GOP, so far,

Obama Administration orders insurance companies to cover birth control w/ no co-pays!!

By purist standards, NO Democratic President in the last 100 years is acceptable. None.

Then a budget is due by October 1st --God help us

HHS announces free birth control for women in the U.S.

I still support the president.

How bad was this deal? It was "the lowest moment of Obama’s presidency"

Randy Rhodes:This was very smart of the President he got what he wanted in the deal

Do you think Obama is a strong Democratic President?

This is for those that keep saying that Obama is cutting SS, Medicare, etc....

This comment to Krugman's column today has more than 2000 recs

OH SHIT!!! Keith O was on fire tonight with his special comment segment

Can we criticize the President without trying to tear down his dignity?

Maxine Waters meet the bus. "..Possibly the WORST legislation ever from this institution."

Hm. Obama enjoys 83% approval among liberal Democrats.

Clinton (Bill/Hillary) would have faced down the Tea Party

Krugman: What Would I Have Done?

Norah O'Donnell is going to get in trouble...

Can the president VETO any provision in the debt ceiling deal that is sent to him?

Debt Limit - Macroeconomic Reason For Its Increase Using IS LM Model

Why Gaddafi must die!

Ecuador's Rafael Correa Has Columnist, Newspaper Editors Jailed, Fined $10 Million

Direct Action for the Climate

HR 5: Medical Malpractice Reform

Young Turks: Planned Parenthood Hit By Molotov cocktail (Domestic Terrorism)

9/11 EXPLOSIVE Evidence - Experts Speak Out TRAILER

TYT: The High Cost Of Low Taxes

Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Thom Hartmann: How Corporations Created the Tea Party Zombies

Gagarazzi: Lady Gaga Is Stalking You.

Bob Scheer and David Dayen on the Debt Ceiling Debate - Part 1

Bob Scheer and David Dayen on the Debt Ceiling Debate - Part 2

US Debtlock: Americans sick of poor wars

Maria Allwine: Why I Will Be There

Prof. Kodama Angry about Japanese Gov.'s Gross Negligence (Part 1)

Congresswoman Gabby Giffords makes triumphant return to House floor

Angry Constituents Converge on MN Suburb Rep Erik Paulsen's Office (an ALEC member)

Things Liberals Can Be Happy About in the Debt Deal

Sen Sanders Speaks out Against Debt Deal

Medicare's 46th Birthday

Thom Hartmann: Conversations with Great Minds - Tom Shadyac, P.1

Thom Hartmann: Conversations with Great Minds - Tom Shadyac, P.2

Dick Durbin: "We Need To Put Entitlements On The Table"

Jesse Ventura: Government Is Theater

Gabrielle Giffords Returns to Vote

Young Turks: Jesus Wants Poor To Pay Taxes - Rick Warren

Fox News Attacks Possible Al Sharpton MSNBC Hosting Gig

Doug Lamborn, Colorado Congressman, Refers To Obama Dealings As Being Stuck To A ‘Tar Baby'

CBS edits video to make black child look thuggish.

Olbermann Interview w/ Al Gore: 'Broken System'

Al Sharpton vs Ron Christie On the Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Olbermann Special Comment on Debt Deal: 'First You've Got to Get Mad'

10 Burning Questions ... Presidential What-Ifs

Bachmann blames Obama for bush's termination of the shuttle program!

Bachmann's Drunken Father Behavior On Debt Ceiling Talks

Katrina van den Heuvel: populist revolt on debt issues

Oklahoma heat wave makes Sen. Inhofe sick!

US economy needs to rid itself of debt addiction

Because the Bible Tells Me So: Why Bachmann and Tea Party Christians Oppose Raising the Debt Ceiling

The New Yorker on the Budget Deal-

Self-deleted by member

The President Surrenders: Paul Krugman : NYT

Somali children face hardship in Kenya camps

Saving the euro at workers’ expense

Exclusive: Video of back-room budget negotiations.

How the Tea Party Won the Deal

Budget Debate is Not About Taxes, It's About Outsourcing Public Services

Air Force Pulls Christian-Themed Ethics Training for Nuclear Missile Officers

Why Voters Tune Out Democrats

Fears of far-right rise in crisis-hit Greece

White House Issues Fact Sheet on Debt Deal

Hatred, smears and the liberals hell-bent on bullying millions of us into silence

University of Missouri system considers capping enrollment

Dean Baker: US debt deal: how Washington lost the plot

Robert Reich: Ransom Paid

The mystery of the missing Amazonian rubber slaves

Koch Brothers' group "Americans for Prosperity, is messing with the Wisconsin elections in 2 dstrict

Martial Arts Expert Amazed at Obama's Use of Jiu-JIU-Jitsu

Analysis - Major companies gain as sovereigns lose top ratings

From Spending to Cuts, While the Economy Stalls

Debt deal: anger and deceit has led the US into a billionaires' coup

Murdoch Hacked Us Too

Republican David Frum: Wake up GOP: Smashing system doesn't fix it

NYTimes on the budget deal

Doing Debt Ceiling Battle the FDR Way

Anarchists should be reported, advises Westminster anti-terror police

Jobs, not austerity — let’s make America work again

The Fine Print on the Debt Deal

Media Malpractice on Debt Ceiling

Third Way Press Release: SS/Medicare must be on table immediately

Libya: What America's Media Won't Report

"The way out of this box is to find different people than the ones currently in office"

Amerika's shift to the 'right'?? Rumors of the death of rational thought in America are exaggerated

as Middle class falls behind, opposition to social programs grows, evn though they benefit from them

“Multiple Improbable Factors” Crashed Air France 447: Is Civilization Next?

Canada flexes military muscles in race for Arctic resources

Bangladesh and the Netherlands to share flood research

NRC Study Shows Serious Consequences of Fukushima-Type Accident in US; confirms CRAC2 results

Japanese Government In a Power Fix

Georgia's Vogtle planned nuclear plant - industry winning effort to shift risk to ratepayers

Ice and water

Doubting Assurances, Japanese Find Radioactivity on Their Own

Two large radiation leaks at Fukushima (caused by yesterday's earthquake??)

BP gains stranglehold over Iraq

Obama Administration in Witch Hunt Against a Leading Alaska-based Polar Bear Expert

How do we attack the idea

Narrow thinking about faith follows into politics

Without enough food for sundown feasts, many Somali famine refugees skip Ramadan fast

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