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Archives: August 12, 2011

SECRET Government Is a One-Way Mirror

want to see the big disparity between the

want to see the big disparity between the

Chris Wallace forgot to wear his Rick Perry button.

My notes on the GOP debate

Wanna read some funny tweets from the GOP debates?

Why do I keep hearing how difficult it was debating Michelle cause she's the ONLY WOMAN

*chuckle* -- MSNBC's CC service keeps referring to "Governor Parry".

Fact Check: The Republican Debate

Photos of MoveOn.org's Jobs Not Cuts rallies across America (dial-up warning)

Think Rick Santorum has a google problem?

The Autopsy of the Death of the Democratic Party

The Autopsy of the Death of the Democratic Party

What is all this--Repeal Sarbanes-Oxley, Repeal Dobbs-Frank?

Was it a freak show?

Superman is a Socialist

Drivers Ticketed For Honking Horn At Picket Line

What Business is Wall Street In ?

This is the only "news" regarding the Iowa debate

Our view: Iowa's straw poll doesn't deserve mega attention

Perspective on the fluctuating stock market (heard it on

FBI looking into allegation by Verizon of sabotage as workers’ strike continues

A Total Economic Collapse in Greece May Hurt Rescues

Newspaper Editors On Pat Buchanan's Diminished Value

Growth Forecasts for U.S. Reduced Through 2013 on Limited Employment Gains

Turkey Joins Greece, South Korea in Curbing Short Sales After Global Rout

Morning ramblings.

Toon - Let me get this straight...

The Next Debtpocalypse: Fiscal Meltdowns in the States

Once can only hope the 'super committee' meets the same fate.

Mysterious Roadkill 'Chupacabra' Found in Minnesota?

The "corparations are people" only works one way...

faux nooze ignores ron paul

Republicon candidates go for post-debate Unity Ride

NATO: 8 troops die in two days in Afghanistan

Taxes key to Mitt Romney's '04 pitch to Standard & Poor's

Summer 2012 Riots?

"Corporations are people." Romney said this yesterday. The people

US Postal Service wants to cut 20% of staff: report

Did you see what those internet bastards did to the innocent Christine O'Donnell's place at Amazon?

China launches new communication satellite for Pakistan

"The Tea Party Establishment"

Another gun range suicide

Consumer sentiment plumbs the depths

"Why Illinois Can't Afford its Poor Dead"

What with all these politicians and their buses, there oughtta be

'Iran ready to send peacekeepers to UK'

'Iran ready to send peacekeepers to UK'

Health Reform in Action: A Look at Investments in Community Health Centers

Health Reform in Action: A Look at Investments in Community Health Centers

The Long Emergency Unfolds - James Howard Kunstler

Olympic Ambassador Chelsea Ives charged for London rioting

"So these two corporations walk into a bar..."

Berwick Recess Appointment Part of a 'Fundamentally Broken' System

Berwick Recess Appointment Part of a 'Fundamentally Broken' System

'Super Committee' of Doom: Who'll Protect Us From the Extremists?

Suppressing the Vote: New ID laws combat an imaginary crime wave

Suppressing the Vote: New ID laws combat an imaginary crime wave

8/12/11: WWDJD? (What Will Dow Jones Do?)

Ohio high court: Healthcare signatures valid

Ohio high court: Healthcare signatures valid

Proposed regulation would harm charities and the people they help

Why is high frequency trading still allowed? /nt

Mitt Romney's reply to the lady in the Iowa event is an opening for Democrats to respond.

Are Rating Agencies Now Trying to Mug Rich Municipalities?

Rick Parry? Is Colbert running an actual person named Rick Parry,

Enquiring minds want to know: Who "won" the GOP debate last night?

National Farmers Market Week: Why the Feds Should Support Family Farms

Top Ten Most Idiotic Conservative Quotes

GA - special session starting Monday 8/15

Guide for Contacting the 12 Members of the "Super Committee"

"Looters"

Pretty Offensive FB Repost

Kentucky Gives Creationist Theme Park 75 Percent Tax Discount For The Next 30 Years

Another Gentleman with self-limited employment opportunities

SEC Investigating S&P Over Whether They LEAKED NEWS About DOWNGRADE To Investors

The Shape of Things to Come

the latest screw up by Maines governor and the heritage foundation

I introduced the light bulb freedom of choice act

Finding Transportation To Straw Poll More Difficult Than Expected

I chose NOT to watch the Republican Debate

Oops- She used the wrong brownies!

Rick Perry's sexuality?

Fox News host booed at Republican presidential debate

Joshua Holland: 'Super Congress' "Is A Scam Designed To Fail - Keep Taxes On Rich Low

Taking a Lesson From Sara Quitter..... PAC'S

Rick Perry Opposes Direct Election of State Senators (daily kos)

Shared Sacrifice (cartoon)

The 'Super Congress' Is a Scam Designed to Force Cuts To Popular Programs and Keep Taxes On The Rich

Corporations are people, and everything is a product.

I'd like to know how the fuck Rick Perry became the Tea Party candidate...

New Bumper Sticker....

About Those Permanently Rising Corporate Profits...

India Takes Monsanto To Court For Biopiracy Over Development Of GM Eggplant

PFAW: Tell Mitt Romney that corporations are not people

"While I won’t run to the ballot box to vote on Election Day, I will walk there purposefully."

China and the Cultural Revolution and the weird stuff that survived:

A Strange thing happened at the Iowa State Fair

M6.0 quake jolts Fukushima, no tsunami warning issued (JAPAN)

Tohoku eyes mass relocations / Central govt funds lacking, but...(JAPAN)

Nuclear crisis enters 6th month (Japan)

2 broken pipes and a puzzle

Over 110 schoolchildren die or go missing in tsunami after being picked up by parents (JAPAN)

Customers Say Classical Music Played At UDF (convenience store) Curbed Loitering

We need a primary to get our message out.

2 nuke articles

Oh boy, another Craigslist/ Republican Scandal. From Indiana this time.

U.S. ranches breed famous Kobe-style beef

India's story a powerful example of peaceful change: Hillary Clinton

S&P Slams Third GOP Debt Stance For Jeopardizing U.S. Credit

Spread it around: Rep. Burgess is a chicken

If you get a chance, please watch the excellent PBS series, God in America...

A question that i can't figure out about the republican debate

Roubini Warns of Global Recession Risk

Brilliant: Retweet to Rebuild (using social media for good post-riots)

Colbert: Romney is ‘Dr. Martin Luther, Inc.’ (Video)

Are You Still Pleased With Debbie Wasserman Schultz Performance

Scarborough: ‘Michele Bachmann is a joke’

I'll fire anyone who calls Ron Paul delusional, or Bachmann a batshit crazy wackaloon,...

Behind the Intensified Agenda to Drive Down U.S. Wages & Benefits: U.S. Corps Newly Need US Workers

Ending the Bush Bonus Tax Cuts Requires Little Sacrifice, Does No Harm

Did you notice how a concerned citizen became a "heckler" in the media?

The 'poet' Herman Cain cited in closing?

The 'poet' Herman Cain cited in closing?

54 Chinese bullet trains recalled over flaws

NOM Loses Appeal of Disclosure Ruling in Rhode Island

you know the expression "to hire a cab"?

Steph Miller show is next...

Text of the 11th Circuit Court Ruling on the Affordable Health Care Act

If you need your dinner cooked or lawn mowed, Tim Pawlenty might be your man.

are Americans thinking straight??

Parallels to '37 recession

Beck: Obama wants to use ‘race riots’ to ‘take this country down’

The Super Committee Precedent: Why End The Filibuster Just For Deficit Reduction?

There was a kerfluffle when Chris Wallace called Bachman a flake,

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is Back Online With a Little Help From its Friends!

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is Back Online With a Little Help From its Friends!

Perry's In.....

ONE in Four OHIOANS need assistance from Food Pantries

Anti-Gay GOP lawmaker offers $80 for gay teen Craigslist hookup

Anti-Gay GOP lawmaker offers $80 for gay teen Craigslist hookup

It's the jobs, stupid. Rachel asks why the "super congress" can divert all attention to the debt.

Axelrod Says He'd Fire Anyone Who Calls Romney 'Weird'

It's HERE!...Santorum Jelly at the Iowa State Fair, more on tonights Daily Show!

So I wanted to see this video of Pakistani security forces shooting unarmed Sarfraz Shah, who later

Trouble isn't over yet, says teenager who predicted riots

Why can't we boldly state the obvious? When Norquist and Limbaugh

As Texas Gov. Rick Perry Enters GOP Race, New Exposé Reveals His Close Ties to Radical Evangelicals

I just heard a caller sum it up: Barack Obama's biggest problem is that when he won the election,

Predict the next stage of Republican Political Campaign Craziness

Chinese authorities find 22 fake Apple stores (BBC) {in ONE city!}

1.86M Philips lights recalled

BWAHAHAHA! HEY! PAWLENTY! You SUCK. Losing a battle of wits to the conductor of the CRAZY TRAIN???

So, if corporations are people....

Looking at the GOP field, do you think Romney will be their nominee

Help CERN find the "God particle" with your computer

Alabama Congressman Defends Big Oil Tax Breaks To Angry Constituents

Ask Perry about this man at every chance: Cameron Todd Willingham: Wrongfully Convicted & Executed

Where children sleep around the world.

Where children sleep around the world.

Leave the Nazis alone!

A very unscientific poll of elderly voters

Axelrod: I’ll fire anyone who calls Romney ‘weird’

Obama to Meet With Johnson & Johnson CEO Weldon, Xerox’s Burns

Congressional Democrats On The Comeback In The Polls

Barbara Ehrenreich to be on the Thom Hartmann show

GOP Debate - Sexist ? to Michelle Bachmann - would you be submissive to your husband?"

Trying to Make Sense of Economic Data

Eugene Robinson -- Hello, Washington? Is Anyone Listening?

Here's a comic I'd never heard of before: Candorville - Are you a Norquistian?

Va county removes Sherlock Holmes from school list

I think Grover Norquist needs to have IRS on his ass constantly

The Rick Perry primer (pdf. format) from the U.K. Guardian

We don't make little statues of our leaders in this country, but an Obama chess set would be cool.

Lapel pins

British Jill Robinson Rescues Moon Bears from Bile Farms (Long Video)

Mitt Romney to Iowa Voters: "Corporations Are People"

It's getting too weird out there

Conservative policy group discovered violating Minnesota lobbying law

Awkward Mittens and now Pants-on-Fire lying liar

The Wisconsin recall election

Coulter’s Latest Fantasy: Killing The London Rioters

An Open Letter to David Cameron's Parents - fabulous!!

What the fuck is Sarah Palin doing in Iowa???

Charity Navigator

Top Obama aide fires preemptive broadside at Perry

I'm better off having sex than

I'm better off having sex than

Caller to Brunch with Bernie

can't find info on how the riots in London started?

Outside The Lines? 9/11 Coloring Book Seeks To Tell Kids 'Truth' About Terrorism

HILARIOUS: Stephen Colbert Talks About Dinosaur Condoms

HILARIOUS: Stephen Colbert Talks About Dinosaur Condoms

If you've read "The Talisman" by Stephen King, this story will chill you to the core

And ass in need of a boot

Man Cuffs Self To Woman Who Declined Dates

Gold vs Silver

Rage Against the Machine: Testify

Bachmann introduced the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act - and other video "Highlights"

Bachmann introduced the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act - and other video "Highlights"

Pledges - Marriage, Taxes, Allegiance

Pledges - Marriage, Taxes, Allegiance

Can a redesign make us eat better? What do you think of these labels:

The Perils for Obama of Not Talking About Poverty in America

SF:Jeff Adachi Is Running for Mayor

The problem is warmakers who refuse to live within their income-tax-revenue means.

A Teabagger's Utopia

Narcissists rise to the top because ...

I like the song. But I love the video.

Who Will Win The 'Worst Governor Ever' Contest?

BatCrazy Bachman Must Be Kept in The Race For As Long as Possible...

America Is a Spark Away From Riots of Its Own

What an idiot

The Debt Ceiling: Washington’s Summer Thriller Terrifies the Poor and Elders

there was a time when I rarely swore. Then I retired and started listening to

why don't the "rich" who WANT to pay more in taxes such as

Van Jones Invites Ohio to the Stand Up for Ohio Festival to Rebuild the American Dream

Brooklynites Locked out of Neighborhood Jobs

Axelrod: All GOP Candidates Have "Embraced The Dogma of The Tea Party Right"

Which is crazier, hearing voices from a dog telling you to kill people in parked cars

CMS to Enhance Access to Care for Severe Mental Illness

Anti-gay Indiana state rep solicited 18-year-old boy on Craigslist

Interesting article on the UK riots

And on the Fifth Day, The Dow Rested.

Rick Perry: the Paint Creek boy who could be King.

New Limits on Background Checks Considered

John Kerry's response to a Social Security question this past Spring@ Town Hall in MA

Toon- All the t-baggers could find for you...

Another Facebook Status found

GA Redistricting to Curb Voting Power of Immigrants, Minorities

Dan Burton, Indiana Repub asshole extaordinaire defines the word "compromise"

Fleeing Libyans say Gaddafi regime crumbling

16 Latin American Countries File Brief Against Alabama Law

Wells Fargo Sued in Reverse Mortgage Dispute

Gay man confronts Pawlenty: ‘Do you think I’m a second class citizen?’

Onion: Obama Proposes Tax Increase On Meanest 2% Of Population

Randi Rhodes Show is next in 5 minutes...

Where are the adults??

ALABAMA: Bingo JURY Gives Obama Justice Department a KICK In The CROTCH

ALABAMA: Bingo JURY Gives Obama Justice Department a KICK In The CROTCH

take a moment to laugh...Katherine Harris (Janeane Garofalo) on Sam Seder yesterday

Teabagger shows his true politics...

Anti-gay Indiana state rep solicited 18-year-old boy on Craigslist

Bankers Commit Murder

Top Health Reform Player Berwick's Overhaul Vision Draws Praise, Rebuke

Lloyd Doggett coming up on Dylan Ratigan Show to give the scoop on Rick Perry. n/t

Let's fight fire with fire, sort of..

Parallels to '37 recession

DeMinted

Proposed rule on farms called ‘absurd’

Study Shows Growing Number of Ethnic Elders in Financial Crisis

Can the Democratic Party survive without taxes??

Time warp.

The Hijacked Crisis - Paul Krugman

Fox's Carlson: Candidates Should Be Asked What Should Be Done About "The War On Christmas"

Gay Man Challenges Pawlenty On Opposition To Marriage Equality: ‘Do You Think I’m A Second

New Bumper Sticker On Order.....

Behind the Scenes of Michele Bachmann's Newsweek Cover, FOD

Here's the Newsweek cover shot and Bachmann's official photo

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Battles Anti-Bribery Statute

Eye on Europe: Once Public Trust Goes, Can Democracy Be Far Behind?

Eye on Europe: Once Public Trust Goes, Can Democracy Be Far Behind?

Ask your congressperson what they pay for medical coverage.

Jobs and Equal Opportunity.

Wanna See Another Example Of How Money Works In Washington D.C. ???

Wherein trof decides to become a gnat.

Toon- She looks perfectly normal to me!

Just a sec to say ... my son will make a good Democrat.

Who is “Nation of Change?” I suddenly started getting email from them

U.S. Pharmaceutical Companies Testing Drugs on India’s Poor

So I watched Avatar the second time around

David Shuster pointing out every lie told last night

Why Republican women & Republican minorities owe Liberals a huge debt of gratitude!

If "Corporations are people"......

Grandma Susie's Call to Sen. Kerry--Not Reassuring

'Is Silicon Valley in another tech-stock bubble?'

Michelle Bachmann has Marshall McLuhan/Woody Allen Moment in her comments on S&P

Randy Travis? Awwwwwwwwww Another disappointment

Rick Santelli TEABAGGER leader...

Pug Debate Highlight Bulletpoints. Pure. Comedy. Gold.

Pug Debate Highlight Bulletpoints. Pure. Comedy. Gold.

I hope all DUers are having a good summer

2016: Elizabeth Warren for President!

Trouble isn't over yet, says teenager who predicted riots

DU Activist Group...Time to get busy. Here is an idea worthy of our consideration.

VIDEO- BLUNT: How Crazy Is the Tea Party Congress?

VIDEO- BLUNT: How Crazy Is the Tea Party Congress?

How come there are not a lot of moderate talk show hosts around??

Rush Slams Fox News re Debate..

Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics

Apple security under attack: The view from Windows

Jon Stewart reveals what Sarah Palin is doing in Iowa.

Clueless in Washington - Eugene Robinson/WaPo/RCP

CDC is looking for passengers exposed to a flying bat on a Delta flight

OkeeDokeePalooza, A.K.A. Palin Bus Tour hits Iowa. Whill she quit THIS tour early too?

Eye on the prize. Perry wants to appoint strict constructionists to the SCOTUS

They are now Feral Republicans to me

Who, on CC2, is most likely to sell out?

Where children sleep around the world

Rick Perry (in college) and Animal House's Niedermyer: Separated at birth?

Here we fucking go with Gov. Good Hair/No Brains Perry

Romney worth between $190 and $250 million. Corporations are people, my friend.

HOW IS JON HUNTSMAN DONG?

Looting begins in a seaside town (includes footage)...

Cameron in rift with Met police over handling of riot

Support the Verizon CWA workers: Use your Consumer power

About Social Security and Raising Revenue

About Social Security and Raising Revenue

Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood’s MAGIC TRIP is a freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pr

We pay 20%+ of our monthly S/S retirement benefits for Medicare.

Sources re Medicare Reform > the Chair of Family Practice at KU Medical School

Sources re Medicare Reform > the Chair of Family Practice at KU Medical School

Leaked AT&T Filing Fuels Critics' Claims That T-Mobile Acquisition Is Anticompetitive

No Bill Maher tonight?

Toronto Star: Aggression during G20 rally ‘perpetrated by police,’ judge rules

Toronto Star: Aggression during G20 rally ‘perpetrated by police,’ judge rules

i would too, if i were an elephant...

Who do you think the party should care more about?

50 gather to protest Redding police shooting

Progressive angst and President Obama: Its not him, its you

Proposed rule on farms called ‘absurd’ -would require farmers to get commercial drivers licenses

Professional Social Security basher Robert Samuelson is at it again

Even in my most pessimistic moments......

The Van Jones with Thom Hartman interview is on RT RIGHT NOW.

A small but Hopeful (and noisy) sign regarding Labor Support

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF!

Could be a battle between Karl Rove & Rick Perry!

Rick Perry Says Social Security And Medicare Are Unconstitutional

Toomey selected for deficit task force: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Toomey selected for deficit task force: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Manpower Employement Staffing Agency Says Thanks to the Military With Jobs...

APOD- NGC 7331 and Beyond

Having a global view...

Looters Apologize

Looters Apologize

In Memory of Mark Hatfield...

In Memory of Mark Hatfield...

Witness Feels Betrayed as U.S. Plans to Divide Family

Lawsuit: Hsinlei Shao Says Monrovia Cop Beat Her Into Homelessness

Can non-Union, ordinary citizens join in a Union picket line?

The shit has started..."How Rick Perry created the "Texas Miracle"

The shit has started..."How Rick Perry created the "Texas Miracle"

which passage in the bible says that those kosher laws no longer apply?

PSA: Don't forget about the Perseid meteor shower tonight...

Video: All 8 Republicans Would Walk Away from '10 to 1' Deal

Man throws potatoes at 66-year old woman in Walmart, police say

BART Pulls a Mubarak in San Francisco

Should the CEO of my bank, James Wells of SunTrust, be thrown in prison?

Elephants suing the R's over defamation of character

If Palin is "the cat came back the very next day" what folk character is Romney? Or the rest

America will be a country with large PERMANENT UNDERCLASS

Okay, which advisor ok'd THIS photo op...

The NEW Dwarves

ARKANSAS: Atheists Win Bus Suit (Bus company wanted 3 million dollars insurance policy)

Der Spiegel: German Example Shows Way Out of Debt Crisis (hint: raise taxes)

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

Appeals Court Strikes Down Health Overhaul Requirement That Most Americans Must Buy Insurance

APNewsBreak: Some unions to skip 2012 convention

Email from Sen. Bernie Sanders

Terrible 20: History Lessons with Sarah Palin:

Women rapists terrorise men in Zimbabwe

The country needs help

Elizabeth Warren: The Collapse of the Middle Class

Is Rick Perry gay? Googlers want to know

Federal judge throws out Obama drilling rules

I can see a relatively easy path for a teabagger like Perry, Bachmann, or Palin

The ‘Gang of 12 is morally repehensible

As a Former Repub, I Can Tell You That They Are Now Unelectable

As a Former Repub, I Can Tell You That They Are Now Unelectable

Cameron faces obstacles in bringing in US police chief Bill Bratton to head Met

Chris Hayes Has the Right Glasses to Be an MSNBC Host

BART cuts cell phone service to stop protest

Statement on temporary wireless service interruption in select BART stations on Aug. 11

By the end of his 2nd yr in office, 66% of Dems and Dem leaners wanted to see Clinton challenged

all federal office holders are required to take only ONE pledge

crazy places Americans are hiding cash (within their homes)

I would still like to see Obama-only Democratic presidential primary debates.

Who do you think the administration cares more about?

Who do you think the administration cares more about?

Very Long, But Worth It... 'Can the Middle Class Be Saved?' Don Peck/TheAtlantic

Ok, America has had a black President. Which of these others will be most likely to happen first?

Ok, America has had a black President. Which of these others will be most likely to happen first?

Gov. Rick Scott Tries to Defend HIS Low Cost Government Healthcare!!!

Gov. Rick Scott Tries to Defend HIS Low Cost Government Healthcare!!!

The most significant moment in last night's Republican debate

Sesame Street pair Bert and Ernie 'will not marry' (BBC)

How Almost Everyone Just Got Screwed In One Chart

How America's Safety Net Has Become A Dragnet

Verizon Site Mischief Cuts Police Phone Service

Am I the only one that feels this way?

Someone needs to introduce a bill called "Postal Union Reform Act of 2011" otherwise as known as

Damn, This Picket Line Looks Fun

Here's the DK video clip from last night on Countdown.

Here's the DK video clip from last night on Countdown.

Obama is not acting in the tradition of MLK. Read LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL.

Obama is not acting in the tradition of MLK. Read LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL.

BART admits halting cell service to stop protesters

Question about the impending financial meltdown

I'm not going to exert much defense on behalf of the individual mandate

Trade Social Security for Single Payer?

The Mainstream Media's Shallow Coverage of (Rick Perry's) The Response

Bachmann will cut SS and Medicare for all.

What is your evaluation of the Democratic appointments to the Super-Committee?

I am finding myself just moving away from the political spectrum. There really isn't anyone,

Russell Brand - Great commentary in UK Guardian re: riots

U.S. appeals court rules against Obama health care law

Florida investor plagued by lawsuits, one by former teachers not paid...wants to open new school.

Boy I hate to say this... But Tweety is making sense...

23 Polls Say People Support Higher Taxes to Reduce the Deficit

Update. Organic Family Farmers Defend Their Right to Protect Themselves From Monsanto Patents.

I Don't Support Ron Paul. HOWEVER.....

Anyone watch that new series Combat Hospital. It's kinda a take off on MASH, but it's set

Resisting Social Disintegration

What is the controversy surrounding "The Help"

I just told my wife to submit to me as the Lord commands. Her response:

I just told my wife to submit to me as the Lord commands. Her response:

I just told my wife to submit to me as the Lord commands. Her response:

Referencing the Hinkle story, we need a word like "Santorum".

Police: State Fair mugger targeted whites; 'easy targets'

Lucille Ball's voter registration card

G.O.P. on Defensive as Analysts Question Party’s Fiscal Policy

When we can arrest them, incarcerate them and execute them

The Military: Closer to You Than Your Family

You know, in the country in which I was raised, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann would be . . . .

OK, I admit it. I will openly discriminate against the highly religious in the 2012 elections.

Will This Become A Trend? Republican Congressman Recants Anti-Tax Pledge To Grover

You don't need car insurance in order to own a car if you never drive it on gov't roads

One little girl raises $1 million for wells in Africa

After Killing a 6-Year Highway Construction Bill, Obama Calls for a Highway Construction Bill!

White House Reined in DNC Staff in Wisconsin (which had been supporting the protests, etc)

Mixed feelings over Philadelphia's flash-mob curfew

Police Chief Confirms Detaining Photographers Within Departmental Policy

Anarchy and Austerity: Why London Won't Be the Last City to Burn

They Died in Vain; Deal With It

If Corporations are People.

This is how you cut the balls off of Fox News

Fox News Panics, takes down results POLL AND MAP from the debate.

Widow: After 8 deployments, Army Ranger takes own life

Not your imagination: Kids today really are less creative, study says

The highway is alive tonight

I've set up "Skype" on my computer

Hey lounge I got 5 more posts to 15k............ what should I do?

Just got back from seeing Help.

i still love my wife after 33 years

Banksters?

I've set up "Skynet" on my computer

Green Bay Packers are at the White House!

I've never watched the show but for those who like Dexter - Dexter gets his wings

SO...MiddleFingerMom is FINALLY heading HOME. What will he do FIRST?

Try to touch this guys nose

Dammit, lost my star

DU Southerners (e.g.,FL, TX, etc) How do you get used to that heat?

Today's my last day on the job

Trendy new women's eyeglass frames... anyone else think they're ugly?

Comcast are such douchebags

AMERICA! (According to The Oatmeal)

Poorly worded subject lines: I DON'T SUCK!

One time I was interested in faux fireplaces. I thought you could

PHOTO: In the mid-1970s, MiddleFingerMom was considered too sexy for his shirt, so sexy it HURT.

Did anyone catch the Max Headroom Chicago TV hijacking event in '87?

I need more cowbell

A thread with "Lounge" written all over it:

My book is currently the #1 Hot New Release for Parodies

"That said"

The First American Cocktail --- Sazerac

New emergency defib device

Timbits -- help me think of something hilarious to say about Timbits.

PHOTO: I'd have to say this one is "artsy," bordering on "artsy-fartsy."

On my second glass of wine

From what I keep hearing, we should have a "Rick Perry is so dumb" thread

My cat inky and I are totally getting into a new routine now that Monster passed. She'll

John Kennedy Oswald died last night

Interesting commercial about sports and hygiene...or something...

Pablo Cruise - Find Your Place in The Sun

went to my first phish show last week

Stuck at work and bored....

Birds and Beans coffee - shade grown coffee that protects the

I'm better off drinking than

do you click on blind links?

Happy birthday, me

PHOTO: The hospital staff MISSES MiddleFingerMom, but while he was there, he TAUGHT them things.

My daughter just got two guinea pigs at the county fair. She brought them home and they stink.

Anybody seen "Machete?"

OMG THE TRUTH COMES OUT.......why I can't stand the taste of Whiskey

Been listening to Joe Walsh tunes all morning...

so I scraped my front bumper against a pillar while parking ....

U.S. Olympic Skier Gets Drunk, Pees On 11-Year-Old Girl On JetBlue Flight

For those who have experienced a significant loss:

How old is your most ancient known ancestor? I can go back to 1745

Question about "Classic Rock"

You've gotta see this thread in GD about Bachmann!

DU Northerners (e.g., MN, MI, WI, ND, etc) How do you get used to that cold?

Best character actors/actresses? Two of my favs:

It's been a long time since I had my hands on a pair of Tiddies.

My son got engaged tonight!

What was your favourite book as a child? I loved Dr. Seuss' "Go Dogs Go". They had

What is your favourite source of information? I used to like newspapers and magazines more than I do

so, if pampers are decorated with bunnies, and pull-ups

Rioters strike in Edinburgh 10th August 2011

As if Rebecca Black wasn't bad enough...

Confess!!! What have you bought while drunk?

Change one letter in a movie title

Describe the situation when you have your first underage drink. I had had sips at my parents house

A couple of questions for any Dr. Demento fans out there...

Just saw "The Help". See it!

An Explosive New 9/11 Charge (CIA tried to recruit 9/11 hijackers—then covered it up-Richard Clarke)

Mother bear kills cub and then itself (suicide at Chinese "bile farm")

Postal Service proposes cutting 120,000 jobs, pulling out of health-care plan

London riots: Man held over Asyraf Haziq Barking mugging (which was caught on video)

Judge: Ind. school erred in punishment over MySpace pix

Former House candidate Jim Russell (R-NY) arrested at Journal News on trespass charge

8 From G.O.P. Trade Attacks at Iowa Debate

A Washington State Indian Tribe Approves Same-Sex Marriage

London riots: Olympics ambassador amongst rioters

Appeals court rules against Obama healthcare law

News of the World: police watchdog investigates Milly Dowler leak

Fight Harder, Voters Telling Congressmen

As US-Egypt Strains Over Funding Grow, USAID Boss Quits The Country

APNewsBreak: Some unions to skip 2012 convention

Council eviction notice for Clapham Junction riot accused's family

Piracy off west Africa increases sharply

Judge Won’t Order Inquiry Over Psychologist’s Role in Guantánamo

Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Plunges to a Three-Decade Low

Mexican Police Guilty Of Widespread Abuse: Human Rights Commission

Afghan prison transfer delayed

Michelle Bachmann has Marshall McLuhan/Woody Allen Moment in her comments on S&P

IPCC 'May Have' Misled Media Over Mark Duggan

Exclusive: Teen Gang Reveals (London) Looting Spree

Gunmen kill Brazil judge who jailed corrupt cops

"No-fly" list used as threat in U.S. militancy case: defense

Email rendezvous entangles state Rep. Phillip Hinkle

Judge blocks Colorado school voucher program

Strikers and Verizon Trade Barbs

Ex city council member sentenced to year in jail

Army suicides set record in July

Ex-Nasdaq executive gets 42 months for insider trading

Email rendezvous entangles state Rep. Phillip Hinkle

Universal healthcare for Colombians by 2012: Santos .

Judge OKs Pearce (R-Ariz.) recall election

U.S. border guard pleads guilty to harassing B.C. teen

Warrant singer Jani Lane dead at 47

Alabama County Gets a Reprieve, Staving Off Bankruptcy

Executive Order Responding to WikiLeaks Due Shortly

Appeals court rules against Obama healthcare law

Verizon Site Mischief Cuts Police Phone Service

SEC Probes Possible Insider Trading Linked To S&P's U.S. Downgrade

Homeland Security sued over immigrant detention

Clair E. George, CIA officer who figured in Iran-contra scandal, dies at 81

'Iran ready to send peacekeepers to UK'

Romney worth up to $264 million; earned up to $68,000 per speech before campaign

Cargill nets deal in Taiwan (55 million in EXPORTS of environmentally friendly for the USA)

Federal Judge Throws Out President Obama's Drilling Rules

Shaming of our spooks: MI6 produced bogus Iraq war evidence under pressure from Downing Street

Thune sketches scary picture of U.S. finances

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Friday, August 12, 2011

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Friday, August 12, 2011

Widow in Pima County SWAT raid files $20 million claim

Casey Anthony Ordered Back To Florida To Serve Check Fraud Probation

Shell confirms oil leak in North Sea

Superdrug takes out common cold, other viruses

Ledyard (N.Y.) clerk won’t sign gay marriage licenses

Postal Service proposal to break contracts blasted by unions

Qaeda Trying to Harness Toxin for Bombs, U.S. Officials Fear

JetBlue flier who 'peed' on girl could be axed from US Ski Team

Obama considers Republican for one of two seats on Fed

BART admits halting cell service to stop protesters

Over a dozen unions to sit out Democratic convention over choice of NC

Mike Luckovich: On Republicans Taking the Economy Hostage

Musings about the Repukaloosa last night

DemRapidResponse: "GOP 2012: Pledging Allegiance to the Tea Party"

Berwick Recess Appointment Part of a 'Fundamentally Broken' System

Iowa Straw Poll Theme Song

Best commentary on Romney's "corporations are people"

Perry calls Social Security and Medicare UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Stephen Colbert aims comedic political ad at Iowa

"Romney is such a frightening candidate"

I'm still mad about Dick Cheney's faux residency candidacy

It is difficult for me to communicate the amount of disgust I had last night while listening to

Rick Perry to delight climate sceptics by running for president

No matter who the GOp'er elected is as POTUS...

What the fuck is up with Ed Schultz defending crazy eyes Bachmann

I agree with Tweety our side needs to stop playing defense

My prediction on all the noise about Rick Perry

"Iowa CCI just did more for the Obama re-election campaign than $50 million of advertising dollars"

How Almost Everyone Just Got Screwed In One Chart

WH: The Latest Health Care Court Case

Is Tweety gonna get another man-crush?

Money No Obstacle as Perry Joins G.O.P. Race

Dup

LA Times - Opinion LA: "Did Obama win the GOP debate?"

Just watching Lawrence's review of the Debate... These POS can't even call

Question: who is/was more liberal? Obama or Gerald Ford?

Which of these is the biggest failure by a Democrat?

Which of these is the biggest failure by a Democrat?

If you are not crazy, not dumber than nails, not corrupt, not a racist, or not a lying sack of shit

A campaign theme takes shape

Yikes! Obama now a part-owner of the Packers

Something to be wary of -- The GOP may jettison the Teabaggers after the primaries

George W. Bush looks like FDR compared to all of the lunatics in the GOP presidential race.

Please at least thing about this

Poll: Majority of Americans don't blame Obama for economy

Poll: Majority of Americans don't blame Obama for economy

Welcome: President Perry

President Obama and Palin. Coincidence?

Ten-to-one isn’t good enough for the GOP

Gallup: Democrats now up 7 points (vs down 6 points during 2010 election ) on Congressional ballot

Perry's Biggest Problem: The Bush Family Hates Him

"Republicans had this transcendent victory...in 10 months, they’ve lost the country"

Canada reaches free trade deal with Honduras

How would you rank Obama among Democratic Presidents since the 1930s?

Mass. GOP attack Elizabeth Warren

Would Ronald Reagan Be Too Liberal For Today's Republicant Party?

Can Obama get his mojo back?

Ridiculous amount of Bachmann on TV Sunday

After watching the GOP Debate I want Obama to win more than ever

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Bachmann/Cain 2012, and other Surprising Stuff.

"GOP 2012: Pledging Allegiance to the Tea Party"

will.i.am Launches "i.am.FIRST: Science is Rock and Roll" - www.jtmp.org

will.i.am Launches "i.am.FIRST: Science is Rock and Roll" - www.jtmp.org

Maddow report on Rick Perry's insane rightwing Christianist friends

Japanese Tsunami Breaks Icebergs off Antarctica

London Riots: Looters Tell Sky News Where The Police Can Look For Them

Fukushima 5 Months Later a COMPLETE DISASTER!!! 8-11-11

Matt Taibbi Reveals The Most Outrageous 'Holiday' Ever

Santorum: Iran 'Tramples The Rights Of Gays'

UK Riots 2011, Birmingham Father makes moving passionate plea for calm after his son was

Opportunity Rover Reaches Martian Crater on This Week @NASA

Keiser Report: Reverse Nixon Golden Dream (E172)

TYT University: Food Stamp Students Told 'Just Get A Job'

Fox GOP Debate: Pawlenty and Bachmann Fight

Gay Man Challenges Pawlenty on Marriage Opposition: 'Do You Think I'm a Second-Class Citizen?'

Attorney General Jack Conway Fancy Farm 2011

Young Turks: 'Corporations Are People' - Mitt Romney

Returning War Vet. Surprises Wife at Baseball Game

Is the US empire too expensive?

All The Anti-Gay Rhetoric From The GOP Presidential Debate…In Under 2 Minutes

Prick Error

Al Sharpton Slams Limbaugh's Racist Remarks

Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasts Mitt Romney

Mike Malloy - Dylan Ratigan´s Meltdown

Soldier Returns Home From Iraq To Foreclosure

The harder they come, the harder they fall...

Sam Seder – ALEC Using Taxpayer Funds to Destroy Government

Richard Clarke suspects CIA coverup on 9/11 hijackers

TYT: Smiley, West Uncle Toms - Steve Harvey

Nuclear Austerity in Alabama by Arnie Gundersen

Johan Galtung Says Obama Speeding Up End of Empire

PBS NewsHour profile of Medicare/Medicaid administrator Donald Berwick

PBS NewsHour: Rural Post Offices on Shaky Ground

Worst Governor Ever

Papantonio: No-Show Rick Perry Wins Republican Debate

Steve Leser (me) on RT - Tea Party pushing US towards default

Hannity's Solution for Economic Woes - Work Hard, Give Up Social Safety Nets

Open Challenge to Rachel Maddow on the Great Depression

The Whole F**king Thing Is Coming Down

TYT: Megyn Kelly Destroys Gallagher Over Maternity Leave 'Racket'

"Liberal" Greta van Susteren Outfoxed by Democratic Governor O'Malley

Can You Guess Who's Narrating This Ad For Candidate Rick Parry?

Thom Hartmann: There are no Billionaire Fairies

Rand Paul: " WE'RE ALL CORPORATIONS "

El Salvador denies receiving extradition request in Jesuit massacre case

Guatemala arrests civil conflict massacre suspects

David Sirota: Collateral Damage in the War on Anonymity

Let's all do our part to help the rich

August 16 Wisconsin gears up to protect two Dems...

FLASHBACK: In 1990, McConnell Said ‘I Think Everyone Should Pay Their Fair Share, Including The Rich

The moral decay of our society is as bad at the top as the bottom

S&P and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom

America Is a Spark Away From Riots of Its Own

Please Britain, don't let Mubarak inspire your response to unrest

GOP Debate Shows Imperative of Allowing Bush Tax Cuts to Expire

GOP presidential debate provides entertainment and clarity

You thought you were paying excess FICA taxes so that there would be enough money to pay your Social

Lebanon intercepts covert arms shipments bound for Syria

'Super Congress' Is a Scam Designed to Force Cuts To Popular Programs and Keep Taxes On The Rich Low

Janet Reitman, Rolling Stone: "How the World Failed Haiti"

a great article by Drew Weston asks (Sunday NYT) 'Where is Obams coming from?'

An Explosive New 9/11 Charge (CIA tried to recruit 9/11 hijackers—then covered it up-Richard Clarke)

For your weekend viewing pleasure - CSpan Panel on Obama Presidency

G.O.P. on Defensive as Analysts Question Party’s Fiscal Policy.

GOP Legislator's Gay Sex Scandal Just the Latest

Colombia's Disappeared: Five Years Demanding Justice for My Father

Going Postal: Is it Time to Kill the U.S. Postal Service?

what happens when influential people exploit a crisis rather than try to solve it.-Paul Krugman

Health care mandate ruled uncostitutional, but severable

George McGovern: Advice to President Obama.

Friday Talking Points (177) -- Corporations Are People, Mitt?

NATO'S Massacre at Majer, Libya

New Zealand quake: Christchurch 'to be garden city'

Peak oil notes - Aug 11

Physicists explore the key energy transport process underlying solar energy harvesting

The Gulf oil spill looks small when compared to what Shell's done to Nigeria

Marine viruses follow recurring patterns

Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production of Biofuels (!)

Polar climate change may lead to ecological change

Effortless sailing with fluid flow cloak

Negative Image Aside, Asian Carp Are a Boon

Wind turbine construction begins in Scituate Massachusetts

EPA Issues Stop Sale Order to DuPont on Sale and Distribution of Imprelis Herbicide

Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Subcommittee Releases Shale Gas Recommendations

Drumbeat: August 12, 2011

NOAA: Heat wave leads to fourth warmest July on record for the U.S. (2.7°F above 1901-2000 average)

…Scientists Link Shifting Atlantic Mackerel Distribution To Environmental Factors, Changing Climate

bicycle elevator

Arctic sea ice poised to undergo record decline in mid-August (arctic dipole)

Shell fights North Sea oil spill (BBC)

Marines to Industry: Bring On the Solar Power

Uncontacted Amazon tribes could be wiped out by drug traffickers and oil companies

U.S. PV market to double in 2011, thanks to module overstock

Scotland propelled towards green future by first major tidal turbine

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