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Archives: August 27, 2011

Who is your favourite political writer. I like Paul Krugman and Naomi Klein when I find her.

Have the Obamas returned to the WH? Was that supposed to be tonight? nt

"And in the Divine, all of us will know that child's pain... because of you."

Funniest jokes Obama made at the 2011 White House dinner.

Evolution of the Tea Party

Hurricane Bingo!

Hurricane Bingo!

Man jailed for threats over lottery ticket faces deportation

Overwhelming support for down and out father

Fill up tanks, get some cash

2,000,000 homeless kids in America in 2011. Thank you, Wall Street. (Video)

Has anyone ever watched anything like this unfold?

Oceans 14 -- cuando en Mexico

Intriguing passage from a novel I'm reading:

It returns from the Underworld in time for the 9/11 anniversary

You cannot take away your vote twice.

Chaz Bono to appear on Dancing With the Stars? Is this a good thing?

Remember how few people M$Greedia sent to Wisconsin?

Corporations are people too, my friend.

Why does someone keep posting empty replies in the state forums?

Ok... I will use this bumper sticker

The Handmaid's Tale...

Hey East Coast--- imagine having these two in charge.

7:43am - Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall East of Morehead City, N.C.

Utilities Prepare for Hurricane Irene to Inflict Widespread Power Losses

The Nation: State Department Issues Flawed Blessing of Keystone XL

Tar Sands Pipes aren't just for out west- plans to pipe this shit through Vermont and Maine are

That's it, Glenn Beck has Syphilis. How else do you explain his dementia?

New York Times yearns for the passage of more free trade agreements

got any tweet address to follow Irene progress, events?

Hungary and US Diplomats

Gaddafi's African 'mercenaries' leaving Libya

Answers to the Friday Afternoon Challenge!

This week is a first for me.

So can we stop repeating the NATO lie that "protecting civilians" was a priority now?

Nags Head, NC live stream of incoming waves

Fire Season 2011 catches up with 2010 in just 24 hours - wild! (DIAL-UP WARNING)

STEVE JOBS PHOTO IS A FAKE. TMZ is not a reliable news agency so don't buy their photoshop mess.

The pledge of allegiance

ECO-Terrorism is real

36 Pakistani soldiers killed

baby Luke Russett is a weather man now?

OK so what's that building in the Caribbean sea and is this heading

People riding out the storm in hotels are going to have fun because

Was Gaddafi in convoy that crossed into Algeria?

PG&E's $2.2 billion pipeline plan triggers outrage

Who is this dude on MSNBC and why is he inside a tunnel?

Diversionary Hurricane Day Humor: "I'm Comic Sans, Asshole."

Diversionary Hurricane Day Humor: "I'm Comic Sans, Asshole."

Perry bills feds $349M for illegal immigrants

Day Of The Voting Dead: Perry Re-Elected Despite 'Dead Peasant' Insurance Scheme

NRC faults Entergy for radioactivity leak inside Waterford 3 plant in 2009

With Respect To This Hurricane - What Will The Repugs Blame Obama For?.....

Help Me Our Here! Re: the Banksters ripping off the rest of us, creating financial meltdown.

Rhee-Considered! New York Scraps $2.1 Million Contract With Murdoch Education Affiliate Wireless Gen

Mayor Bloomberg is impressive

Not so Curious George versus Obama

Perry's budget men suggested they could be persuaded for the cost of a pair of shoes...

Perry's budget men suggested they could be persuaded for the cost of a pair of shoes...

Wildfire near Yosemite Blackens 3,000 acres

Surf's up

NBC Sports: Rick’s Cafe: Has The Star-Spangled Banner jumped the shark?

1910-1920 installed water pipes break in Salt Lake City

Hampton Roads (VA) Bridge-Tunnel is closing in 5 minutes

Irene's down to a Cat 1

Hurricane Hype followed by Hurricane Insanity leads to hurricane death.

Tweets from Hurricane Irene:

Bob Marley, the poet laureate of oppressed people around the world calls it "Mental slavery"

Here we go again...

Half of hospitals buy back-door drugs, new survey shows

NOAA advisory 29

If this were a political cartoon

"candygram"

North Carolina Hurricane News Updates

Pic of Bogue Inlet Pier, Atlantic Beach,NC (other pics too)

Perhaps some movement on the Kelly (UK) front?

Would you rather MSNBC be following Irene closely, or is your

Amazing interactive radar

So stupid reporters on a beach are telling people not to be on the beach! Classic!!

You guys keep asking for the govt to create jobs.

MSNBC reports three people dead in north carolina so far

Tea Party Tiger

I am no longer excited by the sensationalized weather reporting. I need more

WOW. Double WOW WOW. I have NEVER dreamt such a thing was possible.

Best pic of Irene I've seen yet...she is one big storm

Isn't it odd?

Isn't it odd?

My favorite picture of the hurricane

"A Nation That Continues to Spend More Money on Military Defense.."

As my fellow countrymen brace for the impact of Irene I want to remind everyone....

Lock up your kids, Luke Russert has his raincoat on

Shocker: Anti-Gay GOP State Senator Caught With His Pics on Gay Hook Up Site

OMG - WTF - MSNBC has pre-empted "Lockup"! What's a fan of tattooed sociopaths to do?

Constituents Jeer Rep. Dan Lungren’s Support Of Bush Tax Cuts For The Rich

With props to happyhippychick, Luke Russert is now known as SPONGELUKE VILLAGERPANTS!

Zuma needs a democratic Zimbabwe to gain credibility over Libya

Chrispy Creme (A-Hole, NJ) just thanked Obama for federal funds

Newt Gingrich's group American Solutions closes (Politico ... yeah, I know)

Some fear post-revolution Libya may look like Iraq

Dems achieve parity with GOP in key polling area.

Dems achieve parity with GOP in key polling area.

Welfare as They Know It

(Utah AG Mark) Shurtleff, evangelicals praise Obama deportation policy, blast tea party

I think (hope) we can do better than this in 2011

Facts? We don't need no stinkin' facts. We're Fox "News".

The Weather Channel is as always

Anyone wanting to listen to Max Keiser's show? Listen here.

Lizz WInstead on a roll tweeting NYC Hurricane jokes.

"Wild Bill for America" douchebag

Interesting take on Progressivism

If I were a US Congress critter, the last thing I'd be doing is bitching about my salary

What a difference...Just watched the brief snip of the FEMA team mtg. with the President.

Republicans to Democrats: Stop 'lies' and 'scare tactics'

In which we are treated to a schooling of MoFo GOODHAIR re: evolution by Richard DAWKINS

Goodnight "Eye-reen" - photos of the storm

I'm just SICK AND TIRED of these overpaid federal workers

Guest Lineups For The Sunday TV News Shows

Anyone else think Luke Russert looks like Sponge Bob Squarepants?

"Three Things That Must Happen for Us to Rise Up and Defeat the Corporatocracy"

Yuck... 'Hurricane Irene Could Be a Toxic Shitstorm In the Gowanus Canal' - NewYorkMag

creepy

2.3 million people evacuated ahead of Irene.

Jeez, Irene is a HUGE storm the outermost rain bands are already in New England.

The Heart of the Matter.

U.S. oil-spill ruling pleases plaintiff lawyers

oh no, they killed Kenny...again

The Politics of Poverty...........At the Mercy of the Corporate State

Is it typical to have tornado warnings along with...

Damn...

Woman's Erotic Dancing Forces Flight to Turn Back to Russia

New oil-drilling leases for Gulf of Mexico

Qaddafi’s Supposedly Long-Dead Daughter Apparently Not Dead

Christe may be a slimy ass....

What the hell is **wrong** with Obama???????

What the hell is **wrong** with Obama???????

Rick McKee -- you are NO Mike Luckovich

Class Warfare: School for Witch Burners

The GOP’s Mythical Jobs Agenda

Eric "No, You-" Cantor remembers his inhumanity on public disasters | Countdown video

FEMA advises avoiding weed before shopping for emergency groceries

New Bern is under curfew (this is where I have property)

Is Chris Christie the only politician working this week-end?

Have you ever had to stay in a storm shelter?

Kudos to the Coast Guard for a small act that might have gone unoticed.

Austerity: Why Capitalism Is Choosing Plan B

BorowitzReport Andy Borowitz - on Irene

Maryland area storm numbers

"Tiles for America" in NYC are being taken down for the 1st time since 9/11.

Libya crisis: Profile of NTC Chair Mustafa Abdul Jalil

Anti-gay Puerto Rican senator accused of posting naked pics on gay social app

Poll suggests Americans starting to blame GOP for gridlock

Drowning Government in a Hurricane (Why Wait for a Bathtub?)

Good news: "Young man, The firm has decided to promote you to Vice President."

Who will the GOP blame for Irene's downgrade from a category 2 to a category 1?

About Eric Cantor and his remarks about aid for folks in the hurricane...from his website:

Bush 9/11 interview on NatGeo tomorrow

They are expecting historic storm surge

Latest Advisory: ...IRENE ABOUT TO RE-EMERGE OVER THE ATLANTIC WATERS...

Take Action: Call on NY1 to investigate the status of the “contingency plan” for Rikers Island

Fatalities up to four in NC

(Ne.) State not enforcing campaign limits

State Department endorses oil sands pipeline

RIP, Stetson Kennedy, civil rights activist.

Any experience here with Paintless Dent Removal? (auto hail damage)

Allow me to re-write this tragic story as though I were a tea partier:

Al-Qaida's No. 2 reported killed by US in Pakistan again.

Al-Qaida's No. 2 reported killed by US in Pakistan again.

Al-Qaida's No. 2 reported killed by US in Pakistan again.

Remembering Allison

Who Did Luke Raincoat Russert Piss Off at MSNBC

FEMA advises people to prepare for human interaction during storm.

Rick Perry prays for rain in Texas. Related: East coast gets hurricane

Official NHC 5 PM EDT discussion of Hurricane Irene

Vietnam: Toxic Legacy - Agent Orange

Can an athiest become a Christian?

Chemical Industry Rewrites Environmental Textbooks

Classified Coalition Forces List of Iraqi Detainees with Photos

Locked up and left behind: New York's prisoners and Hurricane Irene

Many Rockaway Residents Ignore Warnings and Stay Put

Many Rockaway Residents Ignore Warnings and Stay Put

Mosquitoes 'disappearing' in some parts of Africa

Sign the pledge!

Ron Paul rejects FEMA role in hurricane response -- "we should be like 1900"

I know we do the same thing but I still have a hard time imagining humans are capable of this

Lest We Forget: On this day in 1950, President Harry Truman seized control of the nation's railroads

Heritage Foundation

CNN: Dumbest reporter ever? [pic]

here is some good news

More dangerous: wolf, or wolf in sheep's clothing?

Five-year-old girl abducted from her bed and assaulted in Springfield, VA

Five-year-old girl abducted from her bed and assaulted in Springfield, VA

Ralph Reed Claims DOMINIONISM Is A CONSPIRACY THEORY

Goo goo g'joob! Freepers agree John Bolton would be a MUCH better V.P. for Palin than Rick Perry.

Goo goo g'joob! Freepers agree John Bolton would be a MUCH better V.P. for Palin than Rick Perry.

Bloom cuts NYC elevators so you can't get stuck in one with Steve Jobs :p

Tea Party Congressman: This job is STUPID, it's totally lame, and I ONLY make six figures

AT&T adds 'minimum use' fee for those who don't use long distance

WEBCAM EATEN BY HURRICANE: PETA Dog park webcam -- Irene in Norfolk, VA

Judge bans company from fundraising in Iowa

A personal observation on the storms since oh Katrina

Second landfall predicted to be around Breezy Point, then Queens, then Brooklyn . . .

Congressman Chabot, the cellphone never blinks: Phillip Morris

The usual/same creeps behind MoFo GOODHAIR: Swiftbots, fatcat fundies, ties to DeLay& Abramoff, etc.

Not so super Nova

How many TV newscasters have you seen today asshole deep in

Who pays the property taxes on forclosed property?

Wisconsin Republicans and Gov. Walker to hold Rally in West Allis

D.C. Runs Out Of Sandbags

D.C. Runs Out Of Sandbags

Can I take 10-year old Xanax - will it still work?

HUGE... Latest NOAA Photo Of Irene...

VIEWERS HORRIFIED AS THEY WATCH IDIOT STORM REPORTER @ NAGS HEAD DISAPPEAR IN GIANT WAVE

What if we had a crime witness strike of sorts. We refuse to cooperate

What if we had a crime witness strike of sorts. We refuse to cooperate

The Difference 25 Years Make in Medicine...

Gov. Patrick [MA] proposes rainy day fund ... deposit

Sign this petitition

The Reverend Martin Luther King gave as speech about WAR....

Bloomberg says epicenter of storm expected to strike east of the five boroughs

New Look for Perry?

OMFG Brian (I never work on Saturdays) WIlliams is hosting

Wake up. DU!

Iconic Pic For This Storm...

NYC Should have a Flood Barrier

A site to track the storm

Flas flood warning for san Diego ca

Downtown Annapolis will probably flood once again

Best places to watch Hurricane coverage online - live streams

Obama approves oil pipeline from Alberta tar sands to Texas coast

Watching news, reading thru Du, is there any place where what's going on is

Vermont towns vote to arrest Bush and Cheney

College picks 'America the Beautiful' over Star-Spangled Banner

Sunday Talk Shows

GOP pols told they're not welcome at Wausau Labor Day parade

Breaking - tornado watch for New York city

First economic collapse, now donut violence: It's all gone wrong in Greece

Minor earthquake near Albany, NY. Dam inspection ordered.

Criticize Obama all you want, but here's the line in the sand.

Pets in storm shelters: NYC does the right thing

World's oldest person marks 115th birthday in U.S.

Nuclear plants in Hurricane Irene’s path

Why all the foofooraw about Irene is a Very Good Thing.

Skinner bitches to the West Coasters about a little earthquake

Skinner bitches to the West Coasters about a little earthquake

Economist front page

Hilarious GEICO ad with singing parrot and keyboard-playing dog...

A cautionary note about Hurricane strength...

Hurricane Irene Will Make 2011 a Record Disaster Year

Answer me this: the teabaggers keep bragging they want to take this country back. From who?

SF: Mayoral candidate arrested in 1992 for shoplifting.

on the coverage

Kiskadee Russert is on now n/t

It is CHANGE or DIE

US street sign prank warns of 'rogue panda'

Self delete - missed the Hipchick post

Amtrak closed tomorrow from Jacksonville, FL north and Toledo Oh east

Despite all the mockery here, there's an INDISPUTABLE logic behind Teabaggers' belief in Creationism

Eye of Irene 10 miles South of my 79 year old Dad's house right now!

Eye of Irene 10 miles South of my 79 year old Dad's house right now!

From Reddit: A truly horrific story of abuse at a religious youth "boot camp"

I keep thinking that by evacuating everyone

WABC tweet: NYC hotels shutting down ac's and elevators

Cruel Conservatives

Oh lordly, that is a SLOW MOVING and LARGE storm

Since this restaurant in Montauk is closed, it can't be good.

Alaska to appeal polar bear endangered ruling

Obama Faces Trouble With Key Voters Ahead Of 2012: Poll

Ironic... Apparently We May Have To Bail Out Wall Street Again... This Time Literally...

A lone Tomb Sentinel

Irene is in Norfolk

Bloomberg Presser Notes (Addresses Rikers)

History International did a two-fer tonight!

PHOTO of the DAY (JAPAN) Dial up warning

I really like Chris Jansing.

BWAHA-hardy-effin-HA! Sean "MTV Real World Douchebag" Duffy (R-WI) "not allowed" in Labor Day parade

Prepare for whiplash as this storm makes believers of federal assistance.

Prepare for whiplash as this storm makes believers of federal assistance.

Prepare for whiplash as this storm makes believers of federal assistance.

i love ny

Just drove from Chicago to Conn. Dozens of utility trucks are heading east (dial-up warning)

Just drove from Chicago to Conn. Dozens of utility trucks are heading east (dial-up warning)

I won't be needing it anymore.

"last call"

Cognoscenti of their own bamboozlement

Irene remains a CAT 1

CommonDreams.org is down...

Eight sellout administrations in a row, starting with Reagan...

'meet the press' warning

Hey, does this look like Irene is breaking up? 10:09 EST

LAT: After the hospital, a haven for homeless patients to recuperate

LAT: After the hospital, a haven for homeless patients to recuperate

Before Hurricane Irene Hits, Cruise Ship Scrambles To Leave New York Harbor

MD/DC area storm update:

Mission: Infiltrate Liberal Websites and pose as disaffected liberals with liberal-sounding username

Bush fiddled while New Orleans drowned---Obama at FEMA Headquarters

I'm Not Convinced...

This is exciting: Possible breakthrough in Lou Gehrig's disease

Jack Layton's state funeral

I don't think I've seen that before...

Anyone in NY/NJ- Cd you recommend radio stations for news.

I think people are waking up...

Mission: Infiltrate liberal web sites and pose as unquestioning, hard-line Obama supporters who...

Mexican snobs beat, insult cop, raise debate

NYC now on tornado watch

Interesting...

Hurricane To-Do List: New York v. The World

Bloomberg is impressing me. This is leadership.

WALL STREET.....Are They Going To Be........

The WunderMap I'm looking at appears that this hurricane is moving

Checking in from DC: constant but not heavy rain, 20-knot winds (+ shelter contact info)

Hey Eric Cantor, here is an update on the hurricane you might want to address

LAT: An artist's incendiary painting is his bank statement

Official 11 PM EDT forecast discussion from National Hurricane Center

Breathtaking....Garrison Keillor's 2004 "We’re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore" is as profoundly

Perry Says He Hasn’t ‘Backed Off Anything’ In His Book, Still Thinks Social Security Is

and now they are finally adresing the structural

Dam Failure Threat in St. Mary's County

I wonder if NY will get the help it needs to recover faster than places after Katrina?

The Affordable Prayer act of 2011..

The Affordable Prayer act of 2011..

Is this what we want for president?

The Hitler Channel is showing Mega Hurricane in NYC

It is HOT in Texas. 11:15 pm and it is HOT! 3+ months of this and it is miserable!

Glenn Beck Affiliation Leads to Calls for Boycott of Christian TV's TBN

Protestors greet ‘publicity hound’ Ariz. sheriff: ‘Go home, Joe!’

535,000 without power in Atlantic County. They are getting slammed.

A new warning from FEMA about Irene:

BREAKING-Perry Says He Hasn’t ‘Backed Off Anything’ In His Bk-Social Security Still Unconstitutional

Rikers Island Prisoners Left Behind to Face Irene

Several Democrats attack State. Dept. pipeline finding

If I were a crossroads gps troll I would pretend to be a centrist thirdway supporter

Why do Republicans, and especially the teabagger variety, always want to go backwards?

(On this day) W. E. B. DuBois Dies in Ghana; Negro Leader and Author, 95

World's most dangerous job.. Al Queda #2 man..(we got another one)

CIA’s Bay of Pigs foreign policy laid bare

what is your "pony"

Cheney: Bush Authorized Leak on Iraq

I was on the verge of posting all the awful things the freepers are saying about Jack Layton,

"Bottom fifty percent pay no taxes"

Some small business owners in MI say lawmakers no longer welcome

REPORT: $42 Million From Seven Foundations Helped Fuel The Rise Of Islamophobia In America

Nuclear Reactors on East Coast Brace for Hurricane Irene's Wrath

Bird survives rough ride through Hurricane Irene

Just sitting here... waiting... waiting for Geraldo

Tbag folks must be mad as heck: Govt Handling Of Irene

Irene 1...surfer 0

Can someone post a pic of Russert in his yellow coat?

Japan's Cesium Leak Equal to 168 '45 A-Bombs

The End of the Nuclear Era? Not So Fast …

All quiet on Long Island

"He who slings mud generally loses ground."

In Case You Missed This... 'Obama’s Team Is Blowing It' - Michael Tomasky/DailyBeast

Some younger DUers are unaware of what baby boomers were taught about homosexuality.

President Obama at FEMA Headquarters - pics

Saw 16 volunteer utility trucks headed east today....

Valley rescue teams asked to deploy to East Coast

Faux 'news': Do we really need a National Weather Service?

Obama Vows to End Homelessness in Ten Years Time

The simple truth is that the experts stated from day one that falling trees,

Remembering Jeanne, Frances, and Charlie in 2004. All 3 hit us in a 6 week period.

Man in chicken suit attacked (remember the radio show Chickenman from the 70's?)

Wisconsin: GOP Pols told they're not welcome at Wausau Labor Day Parade

You know I could understand the Pipeline, from a practical political position,

Trumka taking back the Democratic Party from the bottom up

GOP Congressmen Put Constituents Who Asked Tough Questions On A ‘Watch List’

PICS of Irene (thus far): a very good series by CNN

Back to the dark ages

NPR: Super Committee Rep: No Bush Tax Cut Rollback but Payroll Tax increase is "on the table".

People using candles because of power outtage. Be very carefull. Those suckers are dangerous. Mayor

Were You Born On The Wrong Continent?

Let's anatomize defenders and critics

Grand Central Station picture

Hey west coasters, do you ever get earthquake/hurricane double whammy combos?

Unions Take the Lead

Ron Paul: anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-black, anti-senior-citizen, anti-equality and anti-education...

Golem Turns on its GOP Masters

At 20, Linux is invisible, ubiquitous (CNN)

Tim Russert's entitled child looks like a fucking yellow lollipop

Carter was a "change" POTUS who passed no meaningful progressive legislation

Hurricane Irene: Why hurricane hyperbole never goes out of style

When Bohener and Pelosi First Met

A single Mike Thompson toon covers a variety of topics and riles the crazies

Movie review: the essential truth of "Sarah's Key."

About that media hype - Irene hasn't played out yet, and

PBS Documentary - Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis (cancer treatment)

Badass:

Oil Drilling Approved in Arctic Waters

When the Levee Breaks

Qatari flag flew over Qaddafi palace at Bab-Al-Aziziya before being removed for pictures.

WTF ??? - 'Rikers Island Prisoners Left Behind to Face Irene' - MoJo

Tornado warning in Wynnewood, PA. Fuck.

Do people realize how HUGE the Keystone project is, that it will go UNDER the MIssissippi River?

How y'all doing in NC? Elsewhere? Everyone okay? nt

NEWS ALERT ON IRENE

A lone Tomb Sentinel (The Old Guard) walks his tour in humble reverence during Hurricane

You know, he may not be perfect. But all things considered, Obama's doing a darn wonderful job.

Hey - There's tornados inside those friggin things..!

This is the first US hurricane landfall since Obama became

Court Says STATE LAW Used To BAN RECORDING Of Police Officers In Public Is UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Hurricane Irene's Stupidest Weatherman

Does America Need Manufacturing?

Top Ten Ancient Forests of the United States ( take a break from storm porn)

5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution

Brian William Ask If LaGuardia and Penn Station...

Wake up...

Flooding in North Carolina - photos of what a Cat 1 hurricane can do

In Gov. Rick Perry's Texas, Formula 1 Racing Is More Of A Priority Than Education

Even in a hurricane, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit

Orwellian Irony a la Alice's Rabbit Hole = New War Rationale: ‘Protect Civilians’

Bloomberg presser: Con Ed killing power to lower east, Coney Island & the Rockaways

My boyfriend's racist best friend... a dilemma.

How Chase Ruined Lives of People Who Paid Off Their Mortgages - NakedCapitalism

I am 63 years old.

Insight into one of DU's most loved/hated personalities, Glenn Greenwald

Connecticut DU check in, please.

Here it is DUers, Marta & I are running for the public offices of....

A prison guard from a Texas prison in Bonham: 3 prisoners died of heat last week.

Self-defense should be promoted as a remedy against school bullying

Why is it moral for NATO to be bombing SIRTE after rebels have taken over?? Protecting who??

Prison Slave Labor, Victimless Crime Legislation, & the Prison-Industrial Complex

America's Temperate Hardwood Forests are slowly dying -- will anyone care?

This is a prime example why right wingers are right now and always have been full of shit

The Goals of Marxism.(In the short-term.)

GOP pols told they're not welcome at Wausau Labor Day parade

Dawkins DESTROYS Perry on Evolution

What was the best brainstorm you ever got caught in? We were at a wedding at a cottage and

Ponyati (comic)

White on White

Corgi bowling

Jerry Lee Lewis — "Goodnight Irene"

Goodnight Julia

Infinity pool

Criminal misuse of quote marks

Criminal misuse of quote marks

Live the alpaca lifestyle

"What's with all the screaming?" -- very funny song

OK, I'm tired and have had a couple drinks so...

Is it just me, or is there a fine line between being a hard-core baking enthusiast...

Seahorses

SMILIE RACE!!!!!

Out here on the perimeter there are no stars...

Flaming raccoon starts grass fire (punchline is in the last two words)

Sexy Sax Man Careless Whisper Prank (funny)

Your FAVORITE restaurant operated by a former Bush Administration member?

The 8 Most Ill-Conceived Product Names of All-Time

Wow, there's a lot of weirdness going on in this photo:

For something new and different - post something weird about hurricanes.

SRV - 21 years ago today

"If the rain comes, they run and hide their heads..."

Dalmation

Critical thinking means you have to read between the slats

I've got a new show on today at 3PM East Coast time

DU improvement committee

not my responsibility

Once again, DU's Diligent Hurricane Watcher has failed to keep us updated...

I love NYC

Any DU Small BIZ Owners Use Groupon and Have....

please delete/ignore

Post No Bills

Can you find out who has been checking out your Facebook page?

New Englanders: What did you do to prepare for Irene?

kitty takes on dog

What a rotten week.

Wake up. DU!

Parenting style strongly affects drinking, study says (not the other way around?)

A request for DU friends on Facebook who like Scrabble

Who KNEW that ranches needed "scarecrows"? Here's Kali's (and M's) self-portraits:

A mother's work is never done

A most excellent find

Has anyone else gone through this?

I can't stand the rain...

The Not So Innocent 50s

Storm Storm Storm, Blah Blah Blah... I'm watching "Chopped", what are you all doin?

Need a laugh or perhaps kill some time - check out ugly house photos thru the decades

A horrible video parody. A truly terrible video.

Anyone ever accept strangers as "friends" of facebook? I don't use my account but did

I'm tired of "hunkering" down.

what happened? no battlestar galactica on bbc

Have you seen this flier?

I was 5...

Doctor, doctor, give me the news...

Are there any technical writers here? Or maybe people who know about the field?

Freaky art: what do you think of it. It really is quite the experience to walk

Is Google suddenly fighting you when you try to use it? When I'm sussing something

Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common debating tactic that can overshadow all others on GD.

MiddleFingerMom would like to share another of his "Secrets to Immortality" with you:

All for one, and one for all - 3 muskateers

Off to get some Chinese food in a bit. What you suggest?

well hidden

How do you like your snake?

Saturday, August 27. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day:

Shit my students write

It's that magical time again - I turn 49 today!

Martin SHEEN / Emilio's "The Way" -

HELP! Computer has a problem. (bonus cute cat gif inside! )

Anyone seen the movie "Of Gods And Men" (I think it is in french with subtitles). It won

Bird with stained glass wings in Tasmania

PHOTO: "Put down the phone and GET OUT! The MEOWs are coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE..."

I am no longer excited by the sensationalized weather reporting. I need more

After two years, two lovers break up. They have things to return to each other.

What is the most valuable thing you had on hand when your power went off for more than a day?

"Space Oddity" transformed into the saddest children’s book ever...

Post things you use to do with your grandparents. I used to take my

WOW. Double WOW WOW. I have NEVER dreamt such a thing was possible.

Well, I survived Saturday clinic, just barely...

Hey, let's all go over to GD and start a fake argument! Like the "Shut up" "No, you shut up" kind.

There are definitely times when you don't want your tattoo to be TOO realistic!!!

Even HERE, in a forum with so much tolerance and open-mindedness... some of us are guilty...

MiddleFingerMom presents what may be a useful eye-opener for parents with teens starting to drive.

Stuff I used to do:

MiddleFingerMom doesn't LOSE the remote -- he is occasional witness to its powers of invisibility.

MiddleFingerMom is not one, but TWO distinct superheroes. WHICH one depends on his mood at the time.

The first "Navy Seal Cat" deploys for an extended, open-ended mission:

Wouldn't it be wonderful if your cat(s) presented their demands at mealtime...

Suicide attack kills 18 at U.N. compound in Nigeria

Hurricane-force winds hit coast as Irene soaks NC

Poll suggests Americans starting to blame GOP for gridlock

GOP Congressmen Put Constituents Who Asked Tough Questions On A ‘Watch List’

Obama declares emergency for New York in anticipation of Irene

Locked up and left behind: New York's prisoners and Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene makes landfall in N.C.

5 Afghan Civilians, 1 NATO Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Syria moves to halt spread of unrest into central Damascus

Suicide attack hits Algerian military academy, 18 killed

Iran Calls on Syria to Recognize Citizens’ Demands

Libyan Rebels Pursue Qaddafi Loyalists Believed to Be Hiding in Beni Walid

CIA’s Bay of Pigs foreign policy laid bare

C.I.A. Demands Cuts in Book(by FBI Agent Ali Soufan) About 9/11 and Terror Fight

Former Argentinian president denies arms smuggling

(UK chancellor) George Osborne warns tax cheats: 'I will find you and your money'

Mumbaikars exult at Hazare's success

Hospital can continue to medicate Loughner

GOP pols told they're not welcome at Wausau Labor Day parade

Chairman Liebman Departs NLRB As Third Term Ends; Member Pearce Designated New Chairman

Hurricane Irene set to bleed FEMA, inflame budget scrap in Congress

Five die in Rio de Janeiro tram derailment

Perry’s travel, security costs will stay secret until after 2012

Jack Layton's 'passion, civility' honoured at funeral (Cdn opposition leader)

Dem bill aims to save state, local workers

Militants From Afghanistan Attack Pakistani Posts

New York Scraps $27 Million Contract With Murdoch Education Affiliate Wireless Generation

Santorum: GOP not 'anti-science'

Japanese Island’s Activists Resist Nuclear Industry’s Allure

HRC's Solmonese to Step Down, Sources Say No Replacement Has Been Selected

US official: Al-Qaida's No. 2 killed in Pakistan

Typhoon-triggered landslides kill 6 in Philippines

Guatemala agrees to US extradition of ex-president

Sheriff's report shows dysfunction in, pressure on Supreme Court

State Supreme Court to decide racial data case

Chavez to have third chemo session in Venezuela

Obama officials back oil pipeline from Canada

'Mass Grave' Found In Libya After Massacre

Doctors in bid for Kelly inquest (UK)

Bachmann says she'd consider minimum wage changes

Strip Club ‘Pole Tax’ Is Upheld in Texas

Bachmann: US ‘king daddy dogs’ in energy resources, but environmentalists locking them up

Disney factory faces probe into sweatshop suicide claims

Britain enacts blanket ban on protests

'Klan buster' Stetson Kennedy dies at 94 in Fla.

Gaddafi's African 'mercenaries' leaving Libya

What the GOP Has Accomplished

Contessa Brewer OUT at MSNBC

Former NASA boss Mike Griffin says no new rocket until a new president

President Obama briefed on Hurricane Irene

Here we go FIX NOISE bashing Obama on the Irene hurricane

Am looking for a list of Obama proposals to the 112th Congress, that have been

Am looking for a list of Obama proposals to the 112th Congress, that have been

MLK National Monument Inspires Calls to Continue Civil Rights Leader’s Work to End Poverty and War

President Obama visits FEMA command center for storm update

8/27/1964: Democratic convention nominated Johnson and Humphrey, who would win election in landslide

More Obama duplicity: Ted Stevens vs Don Seigleman

Hurricane Irene barrels toward New York -- will Republicans blame Obama?

In planting a church called Open Table, the Rev. Ellen Sims welcomes unchurched of all backgrounds

Division disguised as debate...

Rick Perry signs anti-abortion pledge

Independents Finally Getting Fed Up

"we can’t spend our time focused on alternate realities....it’s time to let go of the fairy tales"

Mis-titled article leads to misfire.

Our President is doing his job. What a refreshing change.

President Obama = The Anti-Bush (Photos)

Jesse Jackson: "Tea Party is not new . . . just a new name for the old game."

Last Straw for Mr. Cool

Gibson Guitars Under Attack By U.S. Justice Department

Jarvis - Running The World

Weekly Address: Coming Together to Remember

V for Vendetta Crash the Banksters Buy Silver

TYT: Insane Gabrielle Giffords Challenger

NBC from 8/23/11- check this out at the 2:38 mark - automatic weapon + LOOK AT ME = near miss

CAUTION: Kid Drops Shorts Behind Weather Reporter

Channel 4 News: Horror in Abu Salim (Libya) (PBS NewsHour edited the more graphic parts out)

Pat Robertson: Crack In Washington Monument A Sign From God

Peaceful Activist Is Banned By Austin Mayor For Stating His Name

Max Keiser - Downgrade US debt for Wall Street bankers !

Young Turks: Rick Perry Life Insurance Scheme w/ Texas Teachers

Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann is a Political Disaster

Max Keiser - World is witnessing financial WWIII

Countdown With Keith Olbermann: John Dean on Dick Cheney's memoir 'In My Time'

Bill McKibben: Why I Spent 2 Days in Jail Protesting the Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Bye-bye Gaddafi, Welcome Al-Qaeda?

Crowd jeers Lungren support for tax cut for rich until he almost leaves

False Prophet Beck: Hurricane Irene Is A Blessing

Astrospies

Women Masturbating Evil - Christian Right Group

Jake moves to Ohio and his graduation photos arrive

Jake flies around the gulf coast

Rick Perry’s Texas Delusion

A smaller America could be a stronger America

The U.S. Needs a National Jobs Policy, Not More Cheap Money by Fed: View

Human rights irony for the US and Arab world

Fear, Inc. The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America

Indian Parliament affirms anti-graft proposals

Equal Rites Awards/ Ellen Goodman

CIA’s Bay of Pigs foreign policy laid bare

Cheney Insists on Doing Book Tour Through Hurricane Irene

Bolivian Mennonites jailed for serial rapes

UNHCR concerned as sub-Saharan Africans targeted in Libya

3 Things That Must Happen for Us To Rise Up and Defeat the Corporatocracy

Welfare as They Know It

World Facing 50% Danger of Another Recession, Nobel Laureate Spence Says

Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice

Prosser admits touching Bradley's neck; she says she suffered no harm

Why 401(k) plans will fall short for most Americans

Examining a Labor Hero’s Death (Joe Hill)

Talking with Thom (Hartmann)

Progressives, Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution - 'Cuddly' Libertarian Has Some Very Dark Politics

"We’re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore" - Garrison Keillor from 8/26/04

Panetta should be FIRED for threat to military retirement

Why is welfare to the rich okay, but welfare to the ones who need it is not?

Few African leaders show up for famine summit

Can This Man Save the Planet? WSJ profiles Greenpeace executive director Kumi Naidoo

Greece 'to export solar power to Germany'

Romney says would not put limits on emissions

Microporous polymer material for supercapacitors, advances in energy & power density and cycle life

Jim Inhofe backs Rick Perry over 'mushy' Mitt Romney

Emerging powers press rich world on CO2 cuts

National Snow and Ice Data Center arctic sea ice extent graph

National Snow and Ice Data Center arctic sea ice extent graph

House Republicans Seek to Remove U.S. Funding for UN Climate Efforts

Time to Start Work on a Panic Button? (Geoengineering plans)

Strange Bedfellows Back Bill Using Mortgages to Spur Energy Retrofits

PCI: Will Natural Gas Fuel America in the 21st Century?

Will Germany Become First Nation with a Hydrogen Economy?

Tequila plant could fuel vehicles and help reduce emissions

Al Gore to Rick Perry: Climate scientists aren't motivated by money

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