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Archives: August 5, 2011

A Tale of Two Lootings by Richard Wolff.

You just went from being crazy as a fox to being crazy as fox news.....

Instead of the WTC cross, how about this to remind us which president

Wisconsinites... I explained the whole mess

Asian Markets say: dive! dive! dive! (NIKKEI -3.7% Hang Seng -4.8%).

Why Democrats Need BERNIE SANDERS In The SUPER CONGRESS

Why Democrats Need BERNIE SANDERS In The SUPER CONGRESS

Why Democrats Need BERNIE SANDERS In The SUPER CONGRESS

Matt Damon whacks teacher-basher reporter.

NY Times - Simon Johnson (MIT Economist) - "Is a Balanced Budget Amendment a Good Idea?" No.

My wild-assed idea for OR-1 (David Wu's district) Sam Adams for Congress...

It Gets Better.

John Stossel hosts "reporter" who wants to get rid of ALL drunk driving laws.

WaPo (10/2010) - "Obama calls for $50 billion infrastructure initiative" - What Happened Next?

Are we allowed to connect the counterterrorism policies to the economic policies?

The political situation for 2012, based on the way things look today.

US Department of Justice looking into Kansas' social services cuts

A committee forcing a vote on cuts? They would never do that.

Here's a magnificent idea!

What a wonderful time it would be to vote for someone who REALLY represented my interests

Stocks: How often does a 'correction' become a bear market?

Iran gives key oil role to a Revolutionary Guard on sanctions list

As I see it, the Tea Party Tax just taxed major US corporations and stockholders

Have you noticed how Marco Rubio operates under the radar so that he has little that will stick

China, Japan urge global talks on economic crisis

Oh yeah, and about that salt water on Mars:

Nato soldier killed by insurgents

Breakthrough on stalled trade pacts announced

Capitalism: A Love Story...*Refresh yourself my friends, Moore fucking NAILED IT

Justice asked to probe mystery donation to pro-Romney group Reform groups say $1 million from firm t

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!

Mexico town's police force quits after attack

Guardian UK: The zombie of neoliberalism can be beaten – through mass direct action

NY Times Editorial: The FAA, After the Republicans

Feds: Former Peace Corps Volunteer From Connecticut Molested Girls

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I'm feeling pretty bullish on stocks right now

Sunland Park mayor testifies he was drunk when signing documents which he contends made them invalid

Right-Wing Money Fuels Fight Against Wisconsin Recalls

Disapproval Rate for Congress at Record 82% After Debt Talks

I'm not that smart, and I'm hammered. Take this rant for what it's worth...

I'm not that smart, and I'm hammered. Take this rant for what it's worth...

Lawrence O’Donnell & Staff Give Gov. Chris Christie a STANDING APPLAUSE For Defending Muslim Judge

The Outsiders (The Rise of 'Isolated Incidents' of Right-Wing Violence)

Join the Rally to Tell Wal-Mart: ‘Pay What You Say’ (rally in D.C. TODAY!)

Join the Rally to Tell Wal-Mart: ‘Pay What You Say’ (rally in D.C. TODAY!)

Emily redeveloping - 60%chance and moving Northwest

So these so-called "Republicans" pushed us into another "dip" and no one is going

Can the Tea Party/House de-fund the EPA?

Breaking: non-farm payrolls up 117,000 in July - unemployment fell 0.1% to 9.1%

Breaking: non-farm payrolls up 117,000 in July - unemployment fell 0.1% to 9.1%

Oil and Gas Industry Leads Global Corruption Index: US More Corrupt than Qatar

Oil and Gas Industry Leads Global Corruption Index: US More Corrupt than Qatar

How do I know if "ObamaCare" can help me?

Michele Bachmann's first campaign manager Bill Pulkrabek pleads not guilty to domestic assault

NY's 'Rent Too Damn High' candidate faces eviction

Who would have ever thought that Mitch and his boys would ever try to manipulate

Does anyone know the salaries of Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd in the NYT?

Does anyone know the salaries of Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd in the NYT?

FAA shutdown over...for now. Lesson: 'Hostages' well may suffer to get Rs to back down.

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Jobs report kicked ass! Futures rocking.

Job Creators- Aristocratic society

Job Creators- Aristocratic society

Mad Tea Party Part D'uh

Who's Driving?

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How about a "stash tax" for corporations?

Why Unions Matter: The Numbers

Asian & Euro markets tanking

The death of Super Tuesday?

Thank You Teabagger/Repubs

What will they think of next? Live underwater "Lobster Trap Web-Cam"

Impact of jobs report fades quickly

Mexico town's police force quits after attack

Disapproval Rate for Congress at Record 82% After Debt Talks

Any non-white people anywhere on these forums?

Facebook Comes Before Tap Water as Indian Shanty Town Kids Get Smartphones

The New York Stock Exchange just opened for Friday. How's it gonna do today?

"The Fourth Turning". Thom Hartmann was talking about this book last week.

If the majority of the people didn't want the debt deal and Wall St didn't

Crude Oil drops to $82 a barrel - good news for consumers

Crude Oil drops to $82 a barrel - good news for consumers

NO FUCKING CORPORATION LEFT BEHIND!

Latest in the Ecuador, Chevron-Texaco 20-year lawsuit

Our country's leaders should not celebrate their birthdays while so many Americans are suffering...

Isn't it telling that our conservative Democrat friends so often tell us we know nothing?

Oil falls to lowest level in 6 months

If we tax the rich and the corps until their eyes bleed, and if we use that money to create . . . .

Is it just a coincidence that economy stalled again when Republicans took over the House?

Entitlements versus the Pentagon...Who do you think is going to win?

Entitlements versus the Pentagon...Who do you think is going to win?

Yesterday on MSNBC, analyst said US Corps doing best they've done IN A DECADE.

POLITICAL TERROR In The Heartland: GOP Has Become A FRONT GROUP For Tea Party Economic TERRORISM

The reason why Abstinence Education is successful is in two ways.

i will not vote for any candidate who

Court orders ban criminals from certain neighborhoods

Court orders ban criminals from certain neighborhoods

Hey Kay Bailey Hutchison

Forgotten rule that bans use of large farm equipment on Sundays might be dropped

So Much Cash Pulled from Stocks - Bank of NY to charge fee for DEPOSITS

So Much Cash Pulled from Stocks - Bank of NY to charge fee for DEPOSITS

Workers in AZ and WI need your Help DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA! Damn it!

The Hoover wing.

Raid reveals evidence of ChronoPay ties to MacDefender scareware

Ten Reasons To Panic About The Market

If anyone gives you crap about Republicans being good for business...

this is how wisconsin is fighting back.... lessons for the all of us.

Expert: Lack of heat rules endangers student athletes

President Obama to speak at Navy Yard in a few minutes

Sao Paulo City Council Approves 'Heterosexual Pride Day'

Would the Obama bashers on TV in all their infinite wisdom please tell me what can PASS??

Was it smart or dumb for Reid to accept John Mica's FAA bill with all the bad stuff in it?

The Deindustrialization of America

The Deindustrialization of America

How to influence an election with the press

the reason I asked is that I was curious, bec. when I asked about

Forbidding first dollar coverage for Medicare beneficiaries

Fannie Mae seeks $5.1 billion more from taxpayers

Chait says it well about calls for a new stimulus

So Is The Democratic Party Going To Stand Up For The People?

VIX is soaring 8%. Dow down almost .75%

Buy A $30 Million Pentagon Lightning Gun On eBay For $5,000

The President Doesn't Create Jobs

China has a nuke sub event - Korea is upset

The Internet saved the 90's. What is the 21st century Internet?

Is DU running slow for anyone other than me? nt

Why President Obama should listen to Chris Matthews

Why American evangelicals are big believers in democracy -- until it reaches Arab world

Why American evangelicals are big believers in democracy -- until it reaches Arab world

Investors pull $75.5bln from US mutual funds, ETFs

Silly question: Why do the Repubs get half the votes?

The Biggest Criminals Are Out of Sight -- Shop and Shoot America

The Obama-Boehner Budget Deal: A historical novel

Thank you Tea Party!

The Change That Didn't Happen

The Change That Didn't Happen

Train Derails, Heat Could Be a Factor

Remember Heather Wilson? New Mexico?

The Reason People Love LinkedIn Is Why It Doesn’t Work

My wild-assed idea for OR-1 (David Wu's district) Sam Adams for Congress...

Wisconsin Dems Attack Tea Partier For Outsourcing

Since there appears to be water on Mars...

Dictators and the cost of support from Imperialists

Everything I am hearing about what's wrong with the economy and how to fix it

The sociology of conservatism

The sociology of conservatism

Foreclosure starts rise 10% in June

DUPE

Mexico should install millions of solar panels in their northern areas and sell the electricity to

Paul Krugman: It's obvious that we are not now and have never been on the road to economic recovery

Paul Krugman: It's obvious that we are not now and have never been on the road to economic recovery

good to see the right getting exposed

The Crisis That Wasn't

Polar bear kills young British adventurer injures 4 in Norway (Svalbard)

Beware the "I" of March

Please Help us find a cure for Congressional Herpes!

The DOW is up 100+ points

Wall Street resumes its descent.....

Lawrence O'Donnell & Rev Al - Best Two Shows On MSNBC These Days

Lawrence O'Donnell & Rev Al - Best Two Shows On MSNBC These Days

Military Hazardous Waste Sickens Land and People

Military Hazardous Waste Sickens Land and People

Obama at Navy Yards: Tax credits for companies that hire veterans.

Police Brutality Cover Up FAILS as Thomas' father turns down $900,000

Even a broken clock is right twice a day - Chris Christie does something good

Howard Dean, in Europe, Watch and listen.

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starve the beast?

The Bizarro FDR - By David Sirota

Looks Like The Dow Is Selling Off Again

Cornell decision to ax courses steps on academic freedom (FOK, food related)

Walker orders State Patrol to assist at State Fair

NASA launches spacecraft on 5-year trip to Jupiter

New Exposé Tracks ALEC-Private Prison Industry Effort to Replace Unionized Workers With Prison Labor

Listening to the replay of Anderson Cooper on CNN. They just said Warren Jeffs has 79 WIVES.

Living in the moment for our President

New U.S. envoy in Israel to clear obstacles for Obama’s second term

Friday Toon Roundup :Bleak Economic news

Friday Toon Roundup :Bleak Economic news

"Trainspotting" - so is this where we're headed?

"Trainspotting" - so is this where we're headed?

Boynton police buy and return stolen guitar to widow

The Political War Takes A Pause But Will Be Back

Stock Market Tanks? Fox Nation Goes Full 'Southern Strategy'

Proof thatGovernor Perry of Texas is no great thinker.

Dept. Of Labor Reports It Could Be Nothing, But They May Have Spotted Job In Iowa Strip Mall (Onion)

July Jobs Report - Private Sector Jobs - Pelosi

Business idea. Shade structures for homes.

Nader: ‘Almost 100 percent’ chance of a Democratic primary challenger to Obama

Middle class fed up with carrying Israel on its shoulders for so long

Obama Support Erodes In Florida - Most Say He Doesn't Deserve A Second Term!

Rumor: S&P to Downgrade US Debt After Markets Close Today

Jury convicts 5 New Orleans police officers in post-Katrina Danziger Bridge shootings

5 NOPD officers guilty in post-Katrina shootings, deaths, cover-up

Is Wisconsin Ground Zero for the "AMERICAN SPRING " Or a THIRD PARTY?

Buying local doesn’t always mean buying greener

The global craze for austerity will result in more pain (abc.net.au)

3 of top 10 stocks hitting 52 week high yesterday were coffee companies

What's stopping the next great depression?

Toys No Longer Pop Out Of Jack In The Box Kids' Meals

Food stamp use rises to record 45.8 million

Number of days since Clarence Thomas' criminal behavior uncovered: 194 and counting!

World's Richest Man Loses $8 Billion in Four Days

The Stimulus Worked, But Keynesianism Failed

Police raid Milan offices of Moody's and S&P

Please sign my petition, "Reduce the deficit, not the middle class"

Danziger Bridge Trial/Verdict (Hurricane Katrina) v. Casey Anthony Trial/Verdict

Beck Can't Handle the New "Blatino" Spiderman

Boehner blows it on jobs report

Friday Toon Roundup : Domestic Terrorists

Friday Toon Roundup :Heaping Scorn on the Pols

Dow Jones -221 at 12:02pm EST

I could have sworn this morning the new employment number was 117,000

It's called the Stockholm Syndrome!

It's called the Stockholm Syndrome!

FICO to track one's likelihood of taking prescription meds now!

is huffington post right wing now?

Now on to tarrifs

What exactly is the goal here people?

The Debt Ceiling Deal Explained In One Chart

Man admitted killing mother during religion argument

heat causes water pipe to sag - global warming is so much fun

Can This Republican Name A Single Job Created In Her District?

Can This Republican Name A Single Job Created In Her District?

EXPOSED: The Corporations Funding The Annual Meeting Of The Powerful Right-Wing Front Group ALEC

So we didn't even create enough jobs to keep up with the growth in the labor force.

U.S. economy gained 117,000 jobs in July

Hey you stock market guys and gals: If everything is going down, where is the money going?

Preacher decides Homeless man in Florida should come live in Homeless shelter in NY

Bringing on the "Obama Recession" by Forgetting the Lessons of Keynes and FDR

Roger & Me On Current TV Right Now....

Do you know where your Congressman is tonight??

Obama tells volunteers to play safe on global politics

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns against more cuts in Pentagon budget

Finance Sector Loses Jobs in July, Expected to Lose More in Coming Months

Jury convicts five police officers in the deadly bridge shootings after Hurricane Katrina.

Kathy Griffin says she’s ‘obsessed’ with Bachmann anti-gay clinic

Athens, meet Rome

Economic overshoot

Gas tax may be next Tea Party target

Gas tax may be next Tea Party target

Consumer credit surges 7.7% in June

Fixing Gushing Water Line 'Not A Priority' For OKC

The woman who beat the transgendered woman in a Baltimore McDonalds pled guilty today

Democratic Party - You Have Been Given Your Challenge, Are You Up To It?

"At least make the bastards sweat a little"

Dallas County reports 14th heat death, with 11 more under investigation

Ballsy: Daily Show Airs Shot Of Jason Jones’ Testicles During Vasectomy Field Piece - VIDEO & PHOTO

Best place to donate an old car?

The Rude Pundit: Why Michelle Malkin Should Be Caged Like a Rabid Shih Tzu (Teacher Edition)

CMS launches tools and initiatives to help improve American health care quality

Oh, so NOW the media is talking about why it's not time to cut spending?

Jerry Lewis ousted as MDA telethon host

City attemping to jail cartoonist for posting videos mocking police on youtube

Snarf ---Rick Perry sucked in college...

Private School Jackasses Torch Public School Playground

Private School Jackasses Torch Public School Playground

Cantor Opposes Extending Unemployment Benefits: We Need To Stop ‘Pumping Up’ Jobless Americans

Robert Reich: We need a bold jobs bill to restart the economy.

John Boehner Hopes You Won't Share This Facebook Status

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FOX Nation story: Like burning a cross on the White House lawn.

One Hundred & Seven Books

Governor’s Sponsorship Of Evangelistic Event Transgresses Church-State Boundary

Stephen Colbert "Applauds" Americans For Prosperity For Their Voter Education Efforts

Shared sacrifice

Wisconsin - how can DU help this weekend?

Corporations have found really cheap labor - right here in the US

Corporations have found really cheap labor - right here in the US

Hannity blasts free birth control, defends free erection pills

Next Up: After Debt-Ceiling Debacle, New Trade Deals Pushed by Obama

Could the looming European economic collapse lead to another World War?

Tweety says time for the government to build

Evil Corporate Tax Holiday Deal Still Alive

CBO: Social Security Trust Fund Solvent Through 2039, better shape than thought

'Reverse' call center outsourcing -- driven by broadband -- could create 100,000 U.S. jobs

Did anyone else see Rev Al yesterday?

Check in here if you are going to help occupy DC in October or if you're not...

the choice: Increase revenues (end Bush tax cuts) or Massive Cuts to Soc Sec, Medicare, etc....

A Contagion of Bad Ideas

Perkins is on Tweety defending the Perry prayer bash

One Day Late w/ Mortgage Payment, Gas Station Owner Could Lose Business

E-Trade Baby Loses Everything.

Employment Numbers Mask Unpleasant Realities

ALEC Exposed: Protecting Factory Farms and Sewage Sludge?

Bitcoins -- A New Digital Currency??

Tom Watson: 'Phone hacking is only the start. There's a lot more to come out'

On Tweety now, Jim Cramer is even going "HUH?" about Cantor

We need to bring back the Fairness Doctrine ASAP!

We need to bring back the Fairness Doctrine ASAP!

We need to bring back the Fairness Doctrine ASAP!

D.C. Adults Top Alcohol Abusers in Country

D.C. Adults Top Alcohol Abusers in Country

Krugman: The Wrong Worries

News World news Rick Perry Rick Perry under fire for planning Christian prayer rally an

Sen Al Simpson: “Obama is smarter than some of the guys who are trying to hammer him-They ought to..

Sen Al Simpson: “Obama is smarter than some of the guys who are trying to hammer him-They ought to..

How much worse must the world ecomony get for the money hoarders to start buying whole countries?

Who are the Elite supposedly running everything behind the scenes??

Sign the MoveOn petition to Reid/Pelosi on their appointments to the "Super Congress"

Wipe out debt... it is now becoming a meme

Kerry brilliant on the MSM right now

Kerry brilliant on the MSM right now

Wisconsin Recall. The litmus test of who is really progressive.

The future of America

Protesters shout down Gov. Walker at Wisc. state fair

Those wacky Chinese! Pills made of ... to increase stamina

A simple way of looking at things

RummyisFrosted, no offense to RummyisFrosted (DU member)

Bill Maher Knows What You Are

My jobs bill idea - with $0 addition to the $14.5 trillion debt

Down to the swill in the teacup

'Class Warfare'; Fox Desperately Defends The Wealthy From Tax Hikes Most Americans Support

'Class Warfare'; Fox Desperately Defends The Wealthy From Tax Hikes Most Americans Support

Friday Toon Roundup : Repubs and the rest

Rev. Al! You are the best!

U.S. said to be bracing for debt rating downgrade

I raise a fond and respectful toast to my longest-running rival, Forkboy.

US Pressuring Iraq to Allow Troops to Stay Longer

Jazz album by Pakistan music veterans storms western charts

A novel place for a revolutionary message...

Security goons at ALEC conference in New Orleans assault ThinkProgress reporters

Security goons at ALEC conference in New Orleans assault ThinkProgress reporters

Rep. Gregory Meeks Investigated Over $40,000 'Gift'

Three Georgia brothers and sister sought by FBI for bank robbery (picture link)

Poll: Tea party support shrinks by half since 2010 elections

List transportation, water, and other needs in your area

OIL IS GOING DOWN!!! AT $84.00 A BARREL

Just an interesting tidbit: W Spann LLC lawyer, Cameron Casey

Chris Mathews has some kind of crazy fear of robots today

Newcluelear Jesus

Breaking -Police officers convicted over Katrina bridge shootings

Rick Perry's Prayerapalooza: Let them Prey

the hits just keep coming...wisconsin republican candidate rents to sex offender.

Roseanne Barr: I'm Running for President!

Roseanne Barr: I'm Running for President!

The biggest buzz from the Blackhat conference.

Randy Newman said it best:

All conventional wisdom about deficits needs to be thrown out the window.

AP: "The State Department is urging Americans in Syria to leave the besieged country immediately"

What, Exactly, Is So Fucked About This Debt Deal?

Small ISPs use "malicious" DNS servers to watch Web searches, earn cash

LOL !!! - 'Rick Perry Recommits To Religious Right At Saturday Prayer-Fest' - TPMDC

Moving companies' insurance = scam and hijacking

30 years ago today: The beginning of the end of the Middle Class.

Former "Club for Growth" Pres & PA Gov Corbett wants to privatize PA state parks

U.S. Adds 117,000 Jobs In July. Is It Good News?

New NASA moon rocket could cost $38 billion

Who's crazier, the Tony Perkins on Hardball now, or the character Tony Perkins played in Psycho?

Protesters and defenders greet Walker at state fair in Milwaukee

I remember the Greeks complaining that the ratings agencies are economic terrorists

A caller just made an interesting point on a Sirius left talk show. She

Happy Birthday Helen Thomas (and: "Rightwashing the news")

S & P Downgrades U.S. !!!

S&P Downgrades U.S. Debt.

S&P Downgrades U.S. Debt.

Plunge Shows Need for Oversight of Financial System

Really stupid LTTE in our local newspaper...

The Atlantic: Report: S&P Preparing to Downgrade the U.S.—But Why?

The Atlantic: Report: S&P Preparing to Downgrade the U.S.—But Why?

From July: GREECE: Suddenly There's A Fear That Ratings Agencies Will Wreck The Bailout

President Obama's 2009 "job stimulus" bill was designed to fail.

Nader promised Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller that Obama would be primaried

Nader promised Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller that Obama would be primaried

Nader promised Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller that Obama would be primaried

Lenders no longer want to repossess cars, motorcycles, ATVs, etc.?

Anyone have a streaming link for MSNBC? Or Current? Hell, I'll even take CNBC!

Will 2012 Be the End of the Presidential Public Financing System?

So I put this up as my facebook...

Cosmic Quandaries with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Jerry Lewis out at MD telethon

Jerry Lewis out at MD telethon

You cannot rely on Capitalism to create jobs

Barry Levinson is delivering the Rewrite on Lawrence

Barry Levinson is delivering the Rewrite on Lawrence

Congratulations President Obama,Speaker Bonner,Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi....

From July: Ratings agencies criticised by European Commission

CNBC Tweet: @CNBCbrk U.S. Government Bracing For S&P Downgrade As Early As Today

Mutual funds and ETFs had better follow their rules on percentage rules on grade of debt held

Wanted Facebook spammer surrenders to FBI

'Rent is Too Damn High' candidate facing eviction from rent-controlled apartment

Own it, Boehner!!

From April: Credit Rating Agencies Triggered Financial Crisis, U.S. Congressional Report Finds

US deserved to have Credit Rating downgraded

You know . . . . this shitstorm has been raging since 2007.

"Nobody I know has been wrong more often than them"

Barney Frank on Rachel Maddow, slashing S&P's rep with a razor

it's time to put Americans back to work.

PHOTO of the DAY (JAPAN) Dial up warning

How often we are referred to lists of Obama's Sucesses

Welcome to this

Jury convicts 5 officers in Katrina shootings

Happy Birthday, Ellery Schempp

I blame Bu$h for all of this mess.

I blame Bu$h for all of this mess.

Republicans Lie -a song

If the "Grand Bargain" passed, the downgrade wouldn't have happened.

We have booked rooms for December in Galveston

So, how does President Obama most effectively rebut blame for S&P rating downgrade ?

Was this really political chess?

S&P Downgrades US Debt Rating to AA+ For First Time in History; Mostly Blames Teapublicans

S&P Downgrades US Debt Rating to AA+ For First Time in History; Mostly Blames Teapublicans

So Charles Barkley visits the White House for the birthday party of his good friend Obama and

"reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking"

This US downgrade, it seems to me, has the potential to be a huge political advanatge if one . . .

Obama to supporters: Don't get 'bogged down' (on details of) war, taxes

Rachel will be on MTP on Sunday.

US government loses triple-A credit rating

S&P takes US hostage - sets stage for next new deal rollback kabuki

S&P projection was 2 trillion dollars off, U.S. Treasury pointed out the mistake

Sarah Palin blames Geithner. Goldberg says Garafalo should be running S&P

Is The U.S. Economy Grinding To A Halt?

End the wars. Tax the rich. Raise the cap.

He's not dead yet, but I think it is now safe to judge him.

A spokesman for Rep. Eric Cantor, the House GOP majority leader, declined to comment Friday night.

Justice Dept: State Employees Can Legally Implement Medical Marijuana Programs

10-year treasuries are at 2.58% right now.

what AA- really means

MSNBC has been awsome this afternoon

Is AA plus sorta like double secret probation?

New York Attorney General Accuses Bank Of New York Mellon Of Fraud, Moves To Block Bank Of America's

All other things aside, the WH has two options they must achieve in the next 48 hours:

All For Nothing - America loses AAA credit rating

Video: One of the better panel discussions you'll see in a long time

Video: One of the better panel discussions you'll see in a long time

Downgraded after 70 years, what do you think? *AAA->AA*

Something to remember: Standard & Poor’s Triple A Ratings Collapse Again

Tom DeLay, 2005 - "Victory" over budget fat

Is Dodd-Frank Overdue or Overkill? 2 Dueling Views

They are pissed because of veterans' back door stimulus. They are trying to make up for it with

110% RepubliCONS fault

Confrontation With ALEC Security Turns Violent: VIDEO (ThinkProgress)

S&P - it’s the fault of the “Republicans”

S&P downgrade is a non-event people

time to call the relatives for help...

Does the wording of the S&P downgrade give Democrats leverage to end the Bush tax cuts?

the feds answer to s&p

Credit Rating Agencies Spend $1.76 Million Lobbying Over Regulations

Email from Barney Frank re: debt debacle

If the Bush tax cuts were never extended, the US would have never been downgraded

QE3 "unofficially" begins Monday AM.

Anyone here familiar with Oxford's "A Brief Introduction to [blank]" series?

I got inspired

S&P: Republicans suck, this is mostly their fault

I'm downgrading S & P because they made a 2 TRILLION dollar error

Much of our anger at Obama is due to Teafreak bearing of false witness.

Hiroshima's thoughts turn to Fukushima

S&P downgrade is part of "drowning USA in a bathtub" - I am listerning to

Having a AA rating doesn't sound so bad

s&p can go to hell

Oh Yeah... Hope And Change... Phfffttt...

As usual the Repubs are out front first releasing their BS statements to influence opinion

Senate Dems give way to GOP to end FAA shutdown

So the ratings guys come back...I thought the bailouts were so important

Well, one thing correct (toon)

A helpful jobsearch site

Prime Minister Naoto Kan commits to reducing reliance on nuclear power at Hiroshima memorial

Friday Toon Roundup :More Bleak Economic news

Who the fuck are the people that hide behind S & P?

Senator Kirk (R) IL Is Blaming The President For The S&P Downgrade....

So S(hit) and P(iss) have made themselves S(tupid) and P(ointless)

John Boehner "I got 98% of what I wanted."

Off To Vegas Next Week To Put What's Left Of My Investments On Black

Nice summary by Chomsky on the current domestic situation

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF & a new Kitty gif

Barney Frank says Standard and Poor is the same people who sold junk bonds.

Congress To US: "HA HA"

So; understand S&P made a 2 trillion accounting error in their analysis of the downgrade. True?

'Brinksmanship'. 'Political bargaining chips' FULL S&P downgrade rationale statement at LINK

McCartney: I’m Going To Police Over Hacking Claim

This should somehow be made..

Will 2012 Be the End of the Presidential Public Financing System?

Nate Silver tweets: "France has ~3x the default risk of United States. But S&P rates them AAA."

Nate Silver tweets: "France has ~3x the default risk of United States. But S&P rates them AAA."

Greenwald: Obama yesterday instructed his supporters on how to advocate for his re-election

Greenwald: Obama yesterday instructed his supporters on how to advocate for his re-election

The American people will reward the Republicans for this....

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Nader was and is still a fucking idiot.

S&P issues downgrade to WH prior to release, WH finds 2 TRILLION DOLLAR ERROR by S&P (LINK)

Not one motherfucker is getting one more penny of fucking interest out of me over this. I will take

AK Gov. Sean Parnell proclaims Day of Prayer in nod to Texas governor.

Third Way's`Latest: More Grand Bargain Gifts We Should Give to Republicans

"The American Legislative Exchange Council, a nationwide bipartisan group of conservative

I'm curious...what games are the oligarchy playing now exactly?

Here's A Graph For Ya...

Salon: Why the Tea Party-friendly Republicans of the U.S. House own this epic humiliation

Hey Grover - Fuck you

Grover Norquist Pledge

S&P Chair: "Downgrade could have been avoided if debt ceiling was raised in a timely manner"

George W. Bush** is a war criminal - and history will judge him as such. n/t

Fannie Mae seeks $5.1 billion more from taxpayers

the local Fox News outlet is so different from their national affliation...

So how do we get a middle class back?

The Great Raid of 2011 (re: Raw Milk "Rawsome" Raid on Health Freedom)

Is it wrong for me to wonder if McCain would have ended up left of Obama?

TSA Confiscates Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs

Raw milk regulations tighten as demand increases

Labor Force Participation Rate Drops To 63.9%, Lowest Since January 1984

Why do we need another trade agreement??

The S&P "Math Error" myth is teabaggery in its finest form that would make Hannity blush.

From the terrifying and depressing graphs file

Breaking per MSNBC, Standards and Poor has downgraded

Tweety!! Taking it local for jobs. (The Chris Matthews Jobs Program)

Tweety!! Taking it local for jobs. (The Chris Matthews Jobs Program)

And Now... Joe Biden's Son Beau, Deleware AG, Joins BofA Lawsuit

And Now... Joe Biden's Son Beau, Deleware AG, Joins BofA Lawsuit

A Job For Young People: 1.000.000 Farmers Needed

One way we're losing the PR war: People don't understand that the GOP is evil, not misguided.

One way we're losing the PR war: People don't understand that the GOP is evil, not misguided.

With the stock market plunge AND the credit downgrade--What happens on Monday?

With the stock market plunge AND the credit downgrade--What happens on Monday?

How much money does Eric Cantor make on this downgrade?

SETPEMBER Tea Party

Fox News site calls Obama party a 'Hip-Hop BBQ

I'm glad I'm poor

QUESTION: Was the left THIS horrible to Jimmy Carter too? Did it help elect RayGun?

Shared Sacrifice - My Ass......

This Is The Result Of Republicans Getting 98% Of What They Want

People here are acting as if S & P have done something to them. They issued

People here are acting as if S & P have done something to them. They issued

Homeless Build Tent City In Forest

Photo Essay ~ Where Children Sleep ~ NY Times

What is is with the "It's great to be poor" meme?

Christina Roemer says we are "pretty darn Fucked' on Maher

Gallup - "U.S. Political Ideology Stable With Conservatives Leading"

House plan to create 6 million jobs to rebuild transportation infrastructure rejected by White House

Almost 3 hours ago, 66 yrs ago.

On the Downgrade and POLITICS...

Just heard on MSNBC Obama may extend the

New Mexico woman indicted over immigrant driver licenses

Walker says he has faith in voters ahead of recalls

Senator John Kerry on "Morning Joe"...let's get Sovereign Wealth Funds to Fund "Infrastructure Bank.

Obama's record? Dang good!

Obama's record? Dang good!

Poll on CNN now

Polar bear kills teen, seriously injures 4 others

Krugman: S&P and the USA

New Yorker pays $800 a month for 78-square-foot apartment

What do you think about the "rich"?

As one of the strongest US presidents EVER, Obama is bizarro FDR | Salon/Sirota

Hello, DUers, here’s today’s Friday Afternoon Challenge. “High stakes and bitchy”

I'm so embarrassed right now.

Bachmann opens her mouth, stupidity falls out (statement on S&P)

Obama wants to extend payroll tax credit

Obama must struggle to sell lousy deal

"Congress Blocks Recess Appointmets" I HATE RETHUGS! WITH A PASSION!

Can I ask a purely selfish question of our finance experts?

Cost of Medicare's Part D drug plan is dropping

Watched "12 Angry Men" Today For The First Time

The rich have become so super rich that already this year they have spent 3.4 BILLION dollars on

Looks like the sobered Boenher up long enough to hit the 'submit' button (Statement on S&P)

New Rules was brilliant tonight!

Joke about Boehner and Cantor

Interesting point in the S&P press release: -ve outlook if top tax cuts extended, stable if lapse

TRIFECTA!

Obama Nominates Tea Party Senator's General Counsel As US Attorney

2 more fake companies donated millions to Romney

Economic Terrorism, Take Two...On July 25th, someone placed a ONE BILLION dollar bet..

Somebody knew. He knew it in 1999 when it happened.

The United States of America is adrift, heading for a sea of icebergs, without effective leadership

IRS: Over 1,400 Millionaires Paid No Income Taxes In 2009

IRS: Over 1,400 Millionaires Paid No Income Taxes In 2009

The beauty of GOP messaging and the dangers of the third way

"Cosmos" Will Get a Sequel Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Notice how our recovery tanked once the Right Wing took over the House?

There really is only ONE thing to do President Obama

If Bernie Sanders runs in the presidential primary, I will consider running against him.

If Bernie Sanders runs in the presidential primary, I will consider running against him.

Right-winger shows his IQ...

Kucinich Downgrades Rating of Standard & Poor’s - April 19, 2011

New :facepalm: .jpg's... Apparently, We're Gonna Need Them... Feel Free To Add Your Faves...

Israeli Street Protests: Suppressed by US Media

The Most Widely Known Secret People Are Writing On $1 Bills

The Most Widely Known Secret People Are Writing On $1 Bills

New opinion poll shows 'unfavorable' view of Tea Party

I can say from personal experience that Ralph Nader is an arrogant ass...

Where are the teabaggers now???

Woman spanks kid. Man comments. Woman calls people to Shoot up bus full of people.

When did Leon Panetta become such a wanker? (further cuts have to come from entitlements)

When did Leon Panetta become such a wanker? (further cuts have to come from entitlements)

Jane Hampsher was right: S&P's pol agenda: influence the election & slash Soc Sec & Medicare

Jane Hampsher was right: S&P's pol agenda: influence the election & slash Soc Sec & Medicare

Jon Stewart Lashes Out At Anti-9/11 Cross Atheists: ‘Why Do You Give A Sh*t?’ - VIDEO

30 Years Ago Today: The Day the Middle Class Died By Michael Moore

Make no mistake Du'ers! The "Super Committee" is SOLELY DESIGNED to give cover for the dismantling

Heat waves pushes Texas power grid into red zone

Jeremy Scahill: Bush administration authorized ‘sick torture tactics’

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

Teabaggers next target - End the Federal Gasoline Tax

WTF is it with this "close enough to steal" bullshit

WTF is it with this "close enough to steal" bullshit

Scare at Wisconsin State Fair: witnesses describe mobs, some people claim racially-charged attacks

Obama isn't weak (he just isn't a liberal) by David Sirota

Obama to supporters: Don't get 'bogged down' (on details of) war, taxes

Jesusfuckingkriist they made a MATH error? Seriously? Does S&P have ANY credibility?

Who, alive in the 1970's...

Thank You Again, President Lincoln !!!

Nader: 100% Chance Obama will be challenged in primary

Truman Lied, Hundreds of Thousands Died

Am I alone in enjoying watching the stock market fall?

Faber: Brace for a Global 'Reboot' and a War

Proposed New Group: "Made in USA"

In 1994 a centrist think tank warned Clinton to toe their corporate line.

In 1994 a centrist think tank warned Clinton to toe their corporate line.

This is what happens when you allow criminals to stay free and be rewarded.

This is what happens when you allow criminals to stay free and be rewarded.

If THIS doesn't stir your blood up NOTHING will.

Duers under 30 - have you ever seen a Bruce?

DUers under 30...have you ever seen a chanteuse?

Sad Etsy Dogs

If you've been thinking of buying the new Beastie Boys album - you can get it for $3.99 today

Steely Dan

From the 'Way Back' machine - Happy Friday, Lounge.

Any MS Work wizards here?

So, what do washed up "boy" bands do when they get older? They tour together!

Hey! The Social Network 2 is coming out!

Jackson Browne's "Late For The Sky"

Who knew that fighting off insects could be so pleasurable?

When DU has proven to be just too much for you, I recommend searching

Mad Tv-The Sopranos On PAX TV Parody

Pet piglet

Any fans of the group Foster The People?

David LaChapelle: Recollections in America

So this jerk dinged my car today

A Friday smile for all the old timers here.

Eclectic Skunk

I never saw the old AtA forum

Delete.

From a political viewpoint, the colors do go well.

Hello my name is LynneSin and I am a survivor - I survived dropping my iphone in a tub of water

Duers under 30 - have you ever seen a Toulouse?

Rachel Maddow knows her cocktails

I want to be rich enough to not have to pay taxes too n/t

Has anyone purchased eyeglasses on line?

I donwanna talk ( am looking for an ABBA song)

How could I have not known of the genius that is Townes Van Zandt????

Dark Rum, Sugar Pepsi, Limeade, Limes and Strong Small Shot of Coca Tea

Tequila, Limes, Sugar, Couintreau, OJ and Salt

My icons are moved around. Did one of you guys move my icons around?

Townes Van Zandt's "Dead Flowers" - your thoughts?

I believe Kali when she says the ONLY reason she's on the Intertubes 24/7 is her damn dial-up.

Get on your BIKES and RIDE!!!

a Pun-ishment thread....

Child stars who became human train wrecks?

Remember when George Bush wiped out on a Segway?

Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" to have a follow-up with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Spam of the day: Hello Dear,,,

"Flying on magical meat products isn't funny." Agree or disagree?

my cat normally is what I would call a "proximity cat"

Kali's family was too poorto buy her a pony whan she was growing up on the ranch.

Would you watch a documentary about stupidity in America?

List here your former child actors who didn't go thru all the crazy drama when they turned adult

Boo is at peace now

Bluesbassman jammin'!!!!! Apparently, I owe him an apology.

Have you heard the song KMAG YOYO? (military acronym for Kiss My Ass Guys, You're On Your Own)

Have any phobias?

I really really really miss my Blondie Puppeh Girl.

Great news th'As Seen on TV meatloaf slider pan delivery date: 8-10!1

Some very unspectacular photos from a very spectacular place

Frank Zappa was a horrible musician.

Are Roman numerals still taught in school?

QUICK! NAME A PET PEEVE! AND BE FUNNY!

Do you remember the '80's

Who was your biggest crush as a kid. I loved one of the paramedics on the show "Emergency".

AP sources: Obama wants aid for unemployed vets

Chile hit by violent protests

Jailed Mexican ex-guv faces charges in baby deaths

Rebels say NATO air strike kills Gaddafi's son Khamis

Madrid 'indignant' protesters clash with riot police

European markets fall as share sell-off continues

AP Sources: Growth Hormone Test Added to NFL Deal

Calls for CNN Host to Testify in Hacking Scandal (Piers Morgan)

Psychological association calls for legalization of same-sex marriage

(Kelly Thomas) Homeless man's dad plans to sue over fatal injuries in police custody

NFP Prints At 117K, Beats Expectations Of 85K, Unemployment Rate Down To 9.1%

FAA shutdown: Stopgap deal to end partisan standoff

American Millionaires: 1,400 Paid No U.S. Income Taxes In 2009

John Edwards donor to plead guilty to illegal donations

Payroll employment rises 117,000 in July; unemployment rate changes little (9.1%)

Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police

Fannie Mae seeks $5.1 billion more from taxpayers

Dollar hits fresh low vs. Swiss franc, off vs. yen

Army to reduce deployment time in war zone to 9 months

CMS unveils quality compare finder portal

Yingluck Shinawatra Elected Thailand's First Female PM

Mexico town's entire police force quits after officers gunned down

Man charged with child sex abuse in Peace Corps

Men stripped by Oakland cops in public win lawsuit

Ex-Microsoft exec VanRoekel named U.S. technology chief

Obama Nominates Tea Party Senator's General Counsel As US Attorney

Unemployment rate dips, economy adds 117K jobs

US AAA credit rating downgraded

Breaking: S&P Cuts US Credit Rating down to AA+

Syrians take to streets over Hama massacre as outrage grows

Syria violence: 'At least 2,000 killed', says US (Clinton)

Jury convicts 5 officers in post-Katrina shootings

ABC Apologizes for 'GMA' Wardrobe Mishap

Govt official: US expecting S&P downgrade

Voter status of N.H. House speaker's son challenged

US man charged over (27 million) Facebook spam (messages) turns himself in

Investigation requested into Uribe family's alleged paramilitary ties (Colombian former Pres.)

Consumer credit surges 7.7% in June

Reductions in California prison population not enough, report says

Breaking: Math Error Fuels Fight Over Rating (S&P vs Whitehouse)

Pawlenty bows to pressure, will sign NOM’s marriage pledge

NASA's Juno spacecraft launches on journey to Jupiter(Unprecedented exploration of our solar system)

Justice asked to probe mystery donation to pro-Romney group

Flooding in Charlotte prompts evacuations, motorist rescues

Jerusalem Post Apology to Norway

Americans for Prosperity sent misleading absentee ballot far more widely than previously known

Solar Blasts Slam Into Earth

Home Ownership Falls to Lowest Level Since 1965

Donald Trump pledges 'any legal means' fight against windfarm

TSA Confiscates Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs-Tells Woman Isulin Vial Was An Explosive Risk

Fired air marshal loses battle in job fight

Reno TV station KTVN Channel 2 pulls Republican ad attacking Nevada's Kate Marshall

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Friday, August 5, 2011

5 NOPD officers guilty in post-Katrina Danziger Bridge shootings, cover-up

US Postal Service warns it could default

Scare at State Fair: witnesses describe mobs, some people claim racially-charged attacks

FBI widens News Corp inquiry after alleged computer hacking by subsidiary

Mystery Mitt Romney donor comes forward

Polar bear kills young British adventurer in Norway

5 Lesbians Attacked; Police Refuse To Take Report

Roseanne Barr to run for US President

Roseanne Barr to run for US President

Bachmann: Improving economy 'won't take that long'

Cantor Opposes Extending Unemployment Benefits: We Need To Stop ‘Pumping Up’ Jobless Americans

Texas warns of rolling blackouts amid power shortages after air conditioners go on overdrive as stat

This conservative has issues with President Obama.

President Obama to visit advanced battery facility in Michigan next week

Does Michelle Bachmann have a prayer ?

This is a nice piece on what voters in 2012 think about the most

A 'CEO President'? Look at the CEO PM: Berlusconi, and the Italian state finances

Romney law team likely to hit conservative chord

Medicare drug premium won’t rise in ’12

I have decided to follow Obama's lead and compromise on future support for the Democratic Party

We have people here that represent the Anti-Tea Party type movement

“Worst. Congress. Ever.”

What wrong with stock this morning???

A Prediction: Republicans will now pivot to attack Health Care Reform since

Quinnipiac Poll results for Florida, overwhelming majority of Dems say Obama deserves a second term

New Bachmann church tied to family’s Christian counseling clinics, ex-gay therapy

Senate approves bill to end partial FAA shutdown

Umemployment rate drops, economy adds 117,000 jobs

Talk about moving the goalposts!

It will be 10 years ago tomorrow that W got this CIA ....

Stats from the painfully slow recovery

S&P downgrade tonight because Repukes refuse to accept tax increases

Do Maher, Krugman, and Co. understand how our government works? I'm really not sure.

What is more likely to get things done?

The administration's stated budget priorities - Glenn Greenwald

FLASHBACK: Boehner abruptly withdraws from talks with Obama

The person I will be voting for in 2012, is the man with the HUGE heart ...

AAARRRGGGGGGGHHHHH...bond rating lowered

The Lost Decade: 07/01-131.9m, 07/11-131.2m Non Farm Jobs

GOP Tries To Shift Blame For S&P Downgrade Of U.S. Creditworthiness

Andrew Sullivan = a successful Democrat.

"I got 98 percent of what I wanted"...Boehner’s Folly Leads To S&P Downgrade of US Debt

How come the White house is attacking S&P instead of the republicans?

Take that "both parties are the same" and peddle it to some other fool

With Obama Hip Hop BBQ headline FOX proudly shows dog whistle racists how its done, take notes!

The S&P downgrade might be a good thing...

The Incredible Shrinking Tea Party

Bloomberg News Analysts (Roubini, Ritholtz, Truglia, etc.) Liveblog re: S&P Downgrade

I'd like to thank the Obama voters who stayed home last November.

Obama unveils civilian jobs program for out-of-work veterans

Fox Nation's Hideous Race-Baiting: Obama's Hip-Hop BBQ Didn't Create Jobs

Payrolls Grow as Unemployment Ticks Down (+117,000, rate at 9.1%). Stocks poised for higher open.

Rick Perry's grades

CNN Breaking: S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating to AA+ from its top rank of AAA. (updated)

When Obama was a candidate I started a portrait of him in oils

People are talking about the lost decade. Nuts.

S&P and the USA -- "In short, S&P is just making stuff up" (Krugman)

Trade deals likely to be central in White House 'jobs' plan

So lets assume Obama get primaried and this person wins the WH

Can someone explain to me why the Obama administration is defending Rumsfeld in these lawsuits?

Can someone explain to me why the Obama administration is defending Rumsfeld in these lawsuits?

Problem solved: Raise taxes on the rich, lower them for everyone else

Anyone else notice that Dr. Dean's gone quiet since

The Obama Administration warns against more defense cuts...they want cuts to come from entitlements

Andrew Sullivan: Obama "easily" most effective politician, "currently stupidly under-rated"

What the fuck has Obama done so far?

John Conyers calling for march on Whitehouse for jobs programs

Politicususa: Democrats, It’s Time To Stop Bashing President Obama

An observation about differing senses of political entitlement

It's getting downright toxic around here.

Panetta ain't Secretary of Entitlements

Jill Biden, Bill Frist to visit famine-affected Horn of Africa

For all those who intend not to vote for Obama next year in order to register their protests;

S&P’s Enron Ratings Chronology From October 15, 2001 To December 3, 2001

Keith Olbermann: The Four Great HYPOCRISIES Of The DEBT DEAL

"Double Dip Recession"? Thank the Republican Party!

Obama boldly claims job-killing Free Trade deals will deliver

Thom Hartmann: The FAA is still a Hostage

Who Killed Economic Growth?

MSNBC - Brian Brown Vs. John Lewis On NOM's GOP Anti-Gay Marriage Pledg

Obama's ' PIVOT ' To Jobs The DEJA VU Reel

Thom Hartmann: ALEC vs. Lee Fang - he was dragged out!

Sean Hannity Attacks Birth Control Coverage, Defends Viagra

US defense budget higher than ever

Max Keiser Standup Rage NYC Aug 2, 2011 (2 parts)

FESTIVAL 2011: "SARAH PALIN - YOU BETCHA!" - New ANTI-Palin film - teaser

Thom Hartmann: Why the Stock market plunged

Olbermann: Jeremy Scahill 'We're Learning More About Sick Torture Tactics Authorized By Bush Admin'

67 year-old Social Security Recipient: "We're not living, we're just existing"

The Colonoscopy Song - Peter Yarrow

George Washington Whups Wall Street

Young Turks: Birth Control Will Wipe Out Civilization!

ThinkProgress kicked out of ALEC conference

Sam Seder and Senator Franken Discuss Republican Obstructionism

Fukushima: Lethal Levels of Radiation & the Implications (Arnie Gundersen)

Lawrence O’Donnell & Staff Give Gov. Chris Christie a STANDING APPLAUSE For Defending Muslim Judge

Newest Ferrari and Lamboghini sold out

Walker Being Protested at Wisconsin State Fair 2011- Not one sentence of his speech was audible

Meet th REAL Rick Perry

Roseanne Barr US Presidential Announcement

TYT: Super Committee - Which Dems Will Be On It?

Steven Colbert exposes Koch funded election fraud attempt in Wisconsin

TDPS: Fox News Anchors Call Spongebob Liberal Indoctrination, Admit They Can't Follow Spongebob

Thom Hartmann: Does Seton Motley believe in Spontaneous Generation?

Thom Hartmann: Is the Era of Big Gov over & the Era of Hostage Taking here?

Chris Hedges: Why I Will Be There

US government loses triple-A credit rating

Yahoo/U-Express: Obama Won Debt Debate -- He Just Doesn't Know It

Yahoo/The Daily Caller: Republicans more upset with debt ceiling deal than Democrats

WMUR: PD: Robber Returns Cash, Leaves Apology

Cuba: A development model that proved the doubters wrong

Sol power: the 15-M story so far

Obama's Orphan Proposal: Repeal Bush Tax Cuts on Rich

US drags its feet in Iraq

How Predatory Lenders Are Leaving Veterans Homeless, Broke and In Debt

Forget Global Warming, FOX & Friends Hit New 'Sea Bottom' on SpongeBob

How JP Morgan Took Over All Kentucky's Financial Services, And Why You Should Be Scared

Third day of Sol state of siege

Guardians of Internet Security Are Targets

delete

The Wrong Medicine: Why fiscal austerity is a bad idea for a slumping economy

RIA Novosti: NATO Plans Campaign In Syria, Tightens Noose Around Iran

The history lesson Obama has ignored

Journalist Kicked out of ALEC Conference, Threatened With Arrest

Campaign finance in the post Citizens United U.S.

Better check the value of that gas discount

Once Upon a Time in the West ("America has changed. It has drifted away from the West.")

Chomsky - America in Decline

Hedge fund operator got state to take over schools

Competing Narratives in Syria: Between Tired Slogans and a Looming Dawn (Ramzy Baroud)

A startling quote from James K. Galbraith

Beyond the Debt Limit Fiasco: "We Would Rather Die in Our Dread"

"She had my beehive, my eyeliner, my attitude."

America’s Breivik Complex: State terror and the Islamophobic right

Friday Talking Points (176) -- More Tea, Anyone?

The Wrong Worries By PAUL KRUGMAN

"We don't have a budget crisis. We have a jobs and growth crisis."

Here's Why S&P Downgraded U.S credit rating: a $1 Billion Bet

Rick Perry's College Transcript: A Lot Of Cs and Ds

Weekend Economists Go to the Dogs August 5-7, 2011

Who is more to blame for the US credit downgrade, congress or Obama?

Scientists to Obama: Kill the pipeline

Stephen Harper is cutting 700 positions from Environment Canada

Tepco makes little headway in decontaminating water

Wow, oil is 84/bbl?

Why the day of the condor could be drawing to a close

Peak oil notes - Aug 4

Drumbeat: August 5, 2011

Minami-Soma to turn down nuclear subsidies

U.S. Shale Gas: Less Abundance, Higher Cost

Agenda 21: The United Nations Threat To Control Our Lightbulbs, Our Lifestyles and Our Lives

Central U.S. heatwave continues

Oil Industry Steps Up Astroturf Efforts For 2012 Election

Fission Stories #51: Hard Water (a.k.a. Ice) Causes Problems

Mysterious orange goo washes up in Alaska village

Large variations in Arctic sea ice

Wind Power In Europe MORE Reliable than Nuclear Power in Japan

PG&E and Sempra Generation contract for 150 MW of renewable power

WOW Bikes: Ron Arad reinvents the wheel

Remarks highlight Pawlenty's climate shift—"natural causes" are behind climate change

Forbes on peak oil

Say No to 'No Nukes' Revival

German watchdog pushes to keep coal plants (less nuclear = more coal)

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