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Archives: August 7, 2011

SF: Ed Lee will run for a full term as Mayor.

How much does Health Care Reform ultimately cost?

So who holds $14.27 trillion of U.S. Treasury securities? Here's the answer.

Troop movement buildup out west and black helicopter plague - Bat shit weirdness or nothing much?

Derecho event happening now in Southern Iowa

Bank of America liabilities bigger than expected

Family questions officers' actions; memorial erected near shooting scene

Family questions officers' actions; memorial erected near shooting scene

Foxconn to replace workers with robots to cope with increasing labor costs

Anonymous attacks US sheriffs' websites

MSM spinning the S&P downgrade as a result of

The 3 U.S. Policy Mistakes Most Responsible for S&P Downgrade

Toon: Double Dips for Everybody!

So, where is the Rethuglican leadership on the downgrade? On vacay?

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns against more cuts in Pentagon budget

Indian IT companies confident of withstanding US-led downturn

Hackers steal $1 billion from bank accounts; Banksters blame their customers

Israeli Spring? Israelis stage mass protests over rising living costs

Dean Baker: The Difference Between Fox on 15th Street (a.k.a. Washington Post) and a Real Newspaper

18th consecutive month of no Fox News on any of my gym's 10 giant flat screen TVs.

Expect republicans on talk shows to make sense and be nice after Perrys Prayer rally?.

Paper Seizure Linked to Letter, Not Photo (Russia)

The weather inside is frightful (house destroyed for Art project)

Qatari plane supplies ammunition to Libya rebels

Qatari plane supplies ammunition to Libya rebels

SEC Could File Charges against S&P for Meltdown

Aging Nukes

Really Republicant Party? Really? ...

Picture from Governor Goodhair's rally reminds me of something...

the orange mystery in Alaska

Fred Imus dead at 69

John Nichols: Alberta Darling delivers for out-of-state billionaires

John Nichols: Alberta Darling delivers for out-of-state billionaires

So, I see John McCain is talking BS on MTP

Fifty Years Later, Introducing the Food and Freedom Rides

Researchers give robot ability to learn

North Miami paid $5,000 for phantom radio show

Let the Sunday morning propaganda machines begin

it was known as the “Jesus loves nukes” lesson

It's like that loan your cousin Jack got from Granny

US credit drop rattles Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

S&P tried to kill US once and didn't quite succeed. Now it's

heat getting to the electric grid in Texas

heat getting to the electric grid in Texas

Car crash stops Rep. Nancy-R Jenkins recall attempt

Last stop Washington....Next stop Paris? ..... The Ratings Agency gangsters march on......

Last stop Washington....Next stop Paris? ..... The Ratings Agency gangsters march on......

Lindsy Graham - "Don't Blame ME!"

Kasich's Cons #7 - Does Your Opinion Matter?

broken...

Spain’s Battle Against ‘Austerity’

Op-Ed: Jay Bookman in the AJC:Credit downgrade by S&P unfortunately is deserved

Texans drinking urine, consulting Bibles in face of ongoing climate apocalypse

My experience at The Response yesterday

Krugman Blog- I Heard It Through The Baseline

Dear John

Rob Dickerson, Army Veteran, Forced To Pay $21 C.O.D. For Purple Heart Medal

what we care about here in america...

Donald Trump and His Hair Oppose Offshore Wind Farm, Saying It Ruins View from his Golf Course

Bill Maher: Democratic Tea Party - The Donner Party

Market panic spreads to the Middle East

Georgia stands to lose in debt plan

Scott Walker reverses course on closing DMV's. Expanding DMV's will cost millions

S&P didn’t just downgrade our debt, they downgraded our entire political system

I STILL BELIEVE

Who stole David Plouffe's soul?

Christina Romer on Bill Maher

Christina Romer on Bill Maher

Drought causing underground havoc

Inflation, or not?

I'm curious about something - in 2012 do many of you plan on not voting

Want a good laugh? Check out "Tea Party Express: The Musical"

Shelters and loopholes

The Tea Party Won't Like This. Pass It On.

UK Guardian: Britain must resist Tea Party thinking; As unreason triumphs in the US,

UK Guardian: Britain must resist Tea Party thinking; As unreason triumphs in the US,

Didnt Bush-2 Entertain The Taliban At The Fake Ranch......

Excellent online tool: Instapaper

Murdoch accused of operating illegal US air force

Nurse For America

Nurse For America

OMG! All my Gay friends are calling me this morning and telling me they're no longer teh Gay!

Without tax increases, it said, the US could never recover its fiscal position

Without tax increases, it said, the US could never recover its fiscal position

Japanese inventor develops flying sphere drone

Oh yeah baby - this could bring needed $$$ to the border states...

Oh yeah baby - this could bring needed $$$ to the border states...

Triumph of the Counter-Enlightenment - FDL

"the conventional liberal agenda does not go far enough to capture the hearts of everyday Americans"

Standard & Poor's predatory policy agenda. Hint: They don't have your interests at heart.

Standard & Poor's predatory policy agenda. Hint: They don't have your interests at heart.

Historians will long debate why the 2008 financial collapse produced a right-wing populist movement

Rabbis Declare Hyatt ‘Not Kosher’

Last homosexual Holocaust survivor dies at 98

Anonymous attacks US sheriffs' websites Hacking collective says it stole data including emails and

MSNBC was in danger

MSNBC was in danger

MSNBC was in danger

This may be a loaded question, but why DOESN'T the South get over the Civil War?

Dear President Obama, Please Stop MEDIATING This Clusterf__k!

$322 for every man, woman, and child to pay for the TeaBagger’s little temper tantrum.

Dear President Obama, Please Stop MEDIATING This Clusterf__k!

When The Turnaround And Recovery Comes It's Gonna Be.......

The Ratings Game

Gawker skewers Ruben NAVARRETTE, he who knows little of what he writes

Left-Wing, Ultra-Liberal Socialist Media--

New Trade Agreement May Hurt U.S. Jobs, Not Help

The Corporate Media - The Transformation Of The Fourth Estate - The Death of Freedom

The Corporate Media - The Transformation Of The Fourth Estate - The Death of Freedom

S&P Is Now Maxwell Smart. "Would you believe..."

S&P Is Now Maxwell Smart. "Would you believe..."

Japan government: Radiation level is too low to affect children's health immediately

Howard Dean says Tea Party has been 'smoking some of that tea, not just drinking

Crocodile tears: Brownback prays for forgiveness in Texas:

Guardian UK: Our financial system has become a madhouse. We need radical change

Kaukauna, WI man dies after being tasered.

When the media says that both sides are to blame...

So is Standard and Poors now more powerful than the President of the United States?

Damn!!! One of my senators and my Congressional representative are ALEC members!

S&P downgrade wasn't only about politics...

How many testing scandals do we need as a wake-up call?

How many testing scandals do we need as a wake-up call?

C-SPAN Sunday at 1:30pm (NY): Credit Rating Officials (inc. S&P Pres Deven Sharma)

Israelis Plan Million-Strong March As Protesters Call For Social Justice

Murkowski flubs chance to do right.

Why the economy is sinking - The Real Economy Discussion

its time to boycott s&p and its parent mcgraw hill

Muni Market Prepares for Loss of AAA Ratings as S&P Downgrades U.S. Credit

Check it out: Bill Halter Eyeing Arkansas Congressional Race

Apple holding more cash than USA

How many senators will be involved in the recall elections of Wisconsin

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

Young Baseball Fan Injured In Hit-And-Run Remains In Critical Conditon

This weekend I canned 7 jars of Dill Pickles and 6 jars of bread and butter pickles.

Welcome to The Great Teapression.

Mysterious notebook fuels Ohio drilling feud, AP

Welcome to College (toon)

"If you want a job, go look at the railroads."

Inside Counsel (Corporate Attorney Trade Mag) - "Pro-union NLRB alarms employers" - Go Democrats!

London police deploy extra officers after rioting

S&P head: Agency may downgrade U.S. again

Axelrod: Tea party ‘brinksmanship’ to blame for credit downgrade

I hold this truth to be self-evident:

I hold this truth to be self-evident:

Looking like misery loves company around here

Support thread for WI recall elections

Support thread for WI recall elections

Congratulations Bob Sheaffer!

We need a majority in the House, a supermajority in the Senate, and the Presidency to govern. They

Kerry on MTP now on the Afghanistan catastrophe n/t

Kerry on MTP now on the Afghanistan catastrophe n/t

"Let America Be America Again" by Paul Rosenberg

Corporate America: Facilitators of War, Killers of Jobs, Destroyers of Democracy

Chan Koonchung's dystopian vision of China in 2013 (BBC)

Screw Norquist - Here's My Tea Party Pledge

In Defense of the Media; Yep, you know I can be one of its

This is how the republicans do it

Timely Jefferson Quote:

An unhappy anniversary for my love Marta

BREAKING ... MSNBC... Family Fight and Eight Dead In Ohio Shooting

Shortchanging Cancer Patients

Most in GOP field would scale back stem cell funding

Howard Dean: Tea party has been ‘smoking some of that tea’

Dutch military joins Gay Pride parade for 1st time

Nouriel Roubini: So how can we avoid another severe recession in advanced economies?

IMHO sometimes bat shit weirdness is worth discussing....

IMHO sometimes bat shit weirdness is worth discussing....

Bosnia, Kosovo, and Now Libya: The Human Costs of Washington’s On-Going Collusion with Terrorists

RFI....

Just a little rant about sports metaphors.

When Dollar Stores Are Too Expensive

Do corporations expect government stimulus while they sit on billions that they've hoarded?

Liberté, égalité, fraternité! Why not?

Rachel on Meet the Press Roundtable

Rachel on Meet the Press Roundtable

S&P Cites Tea Party’s, ‘Political Brinkmanship,’ in Downgrading U.S. Rating

Gallup - "Tea Party Supporters Oppose Debt Agreement, 68% to 22%"

Sunday Comics - Norquistians!!!!

Family budget vs U.S. budget

Geithner gives advice for the evening.

Geitner and Greenspan and party loud mouths are the authorities on tv - nothing changed - they are

Breaking: Saudi King Abdullah condemns Syrian crackdown, recalls ambassador

Dirty Tricks in WI: Deceptive Absentee Ballot Mailers Appear to be Coordinated Hoaxes

The new Discovery Series - Curiousity with Stephen Hawkings

LOL, if the rest of the world collapses before our markets open, we might actually be the...

Researchers develop “rectenna” to convert radio waves to electricity

Renton Police Shopped Prosecutors To Make Case...Cartoons

This means the USA will not be the head of the pecking order. Accept it, America.

Gas prices dropped 4 cents last week.. to an average of $3.67....

America's Curse: A Mushy, Malleable Middle

America's Curse: A Mushy, Malleable Middle

Having these corporatist majority on the supreme court has been

*Always* call these politicians "Tea Party leader/favorite/strategist," etc.

S&P is Making $$$ on Screwing US, Right?

The Summer of Scott Walker

7 deadly sins

Curious definition of "fire-sale price" on "Free Dictionary"

Credit downgrade exposes concern about nation's character

If ever a "Post Secret" summed up every laissez-failure, supply-sider, Third Way Dem and Reaganite -

Three questions for every Republican voter.....

Who run Bartertown? Bernank run Bartertown.

When you have to post a graphic picture that will offend all

When you have to post a graphic picture that will offend all

Got a Really Conservative State Legislator? Might Be an ALEC

Prayer-a-Pooloza - the RESPONSE...... "you can not petition the lord with prayer"

have we heard the last of the murdoch investigations?

Wall Street. Great job if you can find it.

Pam Geller covering her tracks again, deleting references to insane 'theory' of 'vehicular jihad'

President Obama....Please Fire Timmy Geithner

Student dies after police use Taser at University of Cincinnati

Well...New Zealand's Open, As Are Others...

I guess there is no MSNBC coverage tonight after all

MTP panelists were discussing businesses sitting on $2 trillion in cash...

Schieffer confronts top Obama adviser: ‘Is this going to be a one-term presidency?’

Emergency responder network unlikely by 10th anniversary of 9/11

There's another side to the Rawsome Raid story

Nebraskan dies in Afghan attack (helicopter)

Beacon of Stupidity

i guess cnn is finished with President Obama?

How much government do we need, anyway?

When is DU3 going to be up

Central Bankers looking increasingly impotent.....

Undercover Video Shows Shocking Cruelty to Farm Animals in UK

On a serious note, a question on the very wealthy and the downgrade

Seriously, how bad can our economy get???

Bet Frontier phone regrets buying Verizon now:

chilling Tony Auth Toon

On taxes, Obama should call Repubs bets and raise them...

Would someone please explain how a country loses sovereignty and what that means exactly.

Getting Bin Laden. What happened that night in Abobottabad / reported in The New Yorker

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns against more cuts in Pentagon budget

WWII: The American Home Front in Color

Ohio shootings leave eight dead

Keeping it Simple: Tax Cuts Trashed Our Credit. Tax Cuts are Bad for the Economy.

Just who IS Standard & Poor's & why does ROMNEY seem desperate?!1

Repukes: The lesson of recent American politics is that political terrorism works. Period

Asian markets open lower in first day of trading since U.S. downgrade

Ilyse Hogue: The Hidden Casualty of the Debt Deal

From 2009: The Rating Agencies, A Key Reason For The Recession (S&P = suckage)

The right must have hired a new bunch of trolls.

Has anyone seen those disgusting "toddlers and tiarras" shows?

Why we are where we are...

owning a home vs renting...

"There has been a massive economic shift from Europe and the US to Asia."..

Dow Jones stock futures are down 240 points...thanks Republicans

Dow Jones stock futures are down 240 points...thanks Republicans

Will the markets open tomorrow?

How Chalabi and the Iraq war lobby used NYT reporter Judith Miller to make the case for invasion

Michelle Bachman: Columbine eyes Newsweek Cover (Warning - Graphic)

Central Falls bankruptcy: the canary in the coalmine?

France, you're next...

The Guardian (UK): "Much of secular and liberal America watches anxiously" at Rick Perry

and those bastards are on vacation...

Sunday evening sanity break: Isabelle Boulay and Edith Piaff - Non je ne regrette ri

Second U.S. recession could be worse than the first

CNN(.com?!1) hires *both* Candy CROWLEY *and* Ruben NAVARRETE, Jr. What does *that* tell you?!1 n/t

"The 401-Keg Plan"

Verizon Strike Update (8-7-11)

Amy Winehouse's parents to convert her $4 million London home into Amy Winehouse Foundation HQ

A young father kills his family and then himself. Financial stress is a possible reason.

Anonymous hacks Syrian website

Lincoln warned us

Lincoln warned us

liberals can play nice too

So, did Perry's Prayer-A-Palooza work or what?

OK - Sane People - COME TO CALIFORNIA!!!

Silver & Gold News

You'd think the President would hold a presser and point out S&P's indictment of the GOP

Austerity Survival Guide

Obama's defenders are right about the presidency

The New Republican logo is out.

DU... Let's do this!

Is it possible S & P is sticking to their guns after the math error as to not look incompetent?

Who knew?...A billion people killed by liberals...

Tea Party unable to accept responsibility.

Oklahoma City hit with DANGEROUS RADIATION levels from Rain on Aug 6th 2011 [VIDEO]

Oklahoma City hit with DANGEROUS RADIATION levels from Rain on Aug 6th 2011 [VIDEO]

Well-To-Do Americans Getting More Benefits Than The Poor

Well-To-Do Americans Getting More Benefits Than The Poor

Full text of the pledge that is killing America

Anonymous Has Hacked Syria's Ministry of Defense! Must See Activism in Progress

"What Bernie Would Do On The Super Committee."

Gold is sooooo close to 1700.

Jerry Brown: Leading Hospice Party Democrats to Extinction

Because of the misrepresentations from S&P I have no doubt that not only will "entitlements" be cut,

If you miss the way America used to be....

Notice to the Tea Party...

Notice to the Tea Party...

A few words from Jesus on public prayer spectacles such as those promoted by Governor Perry.

CA Governor Jerry Brown interview on CNN this AM

Fahreed Zakaria: The Tea Party's un-American behavior

"U.S. Prison SLAVE LABOR Build WAR Machine at .23 Cents / Hour"

Murdoch's minion has really screwed the Conservative Party in UK-Cameron takes another hit

Was Obama's remark about what would Reagan do during the debt talks a freudian slip

God's Response to Perry:

This chaos is the reason corporations are hoarding cash.

The End of the American Empire

Things are not suppose to be like this.

Rawesome Raided Again! Farmers And Private Food Club Owner Arrested For Selling Fresh Milk

John Kerry: This is a tea party downgrade.

Why did Rethuglicans risk the downgrade by refusing to raise taxes? 'Cause they swore an oath

It's really kicking off in London

just heard the senate has not passed a budget in over 800 days?

Preliminary research shows that many vegetables have lost significant amounts of nutritional value

This is What Austerity Looks Like

Russ Feingold.. enough said

Well Japan is open and down 0.99%

How Obama and the Dems can save the economy, the country, and win 2012 in the process.

How come businesses used to flourish before regulations

Wall honors Bainbridge Japanese Americans sent to internment camps

Geithner to stay on as Treasury chief - Reuters

Geithner to stay on as Treasury chief - Reuters

The Arms Race Intrudes on Paradise by Gloria Steinem

The great impression of Jim Jones yesterday by Rick Perry ...

Labor ramps up effort to stop trade deals

Labor ramps up effort to stop trade deals

High costs, malfunctions plague F-22 Raptor fighter jets

LAT: Major U.S. companies 'beginning to give up on the American consumer'

While 'Rome' is burning, the Neros of the U.S. are playing their violins:

IT BEGINS! Libya: NATO BOMBS "CAMEL-CARAVAN" to stop re-enforcement from the South

Depressing but true Toles sketch

Why should S.&P an unelected & unaccountable institution decide our economy's fate?/ Nation

the debt "PROBLEM" started with Reaganomics Dogma that debt caused by tax cuts didn't count..

The average monthly benefit for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) recipients in Texas was $26.86

"How To Make A Satan-Sandwich"

"How To Make A Satan-Sandwich"

Top Gear caught faking another electric car failure

shocking i know! hormone free milk at whole foods was less expensive

shocking i know! hormone free milk at whole foods was less expensive

Slammed a Tea Party dude to the ground during a race yesterday!

Maddow: If We Take S&P at Their Word-Downgrade Was Due to Republican Brinkmanship on Debt Ceiling

Louisiana school board votes to revoke school's charter after investigation of false claims, bribes.

(Howard) Dean: What's the tea party smoking?

J. Hightower: Obama Says He'll Really Fight for the People ... Next Time

Futures for US markets have opened and are sinking like a fucking rock!

Futures for US markets have opened and are sinking like a fucking rock!

No Chance of Default, US Can Print Money: Greenspan

Police raid Milan offices of Moody's and Standard & Poor's (S&P)

A passage from David Korten's "Agenda for a New Economy" that's very apropos now.....

So many companies are giving up on the US Consumer...

Minnesota union members give Wisconsin recall campaigns a boost

"Outspoken stem cell research critic" Rick Perry underwent stem cell therapy

The Tea Party Won't Like This. Pass It On....

Quote for the day:

Spanish duchess gives away fortune in order to marry civil servant

Were there many people commenting when S&P recommended Enron just before it collapsed, or their

Tonight's 60 Minutes rerun on lost mortgage documents got me to thinking . . . .

Marijuana Saves Baby's Life

"We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of REPUBLICANS in Congress...

"We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of REPUBLICANS in Congress...

American Bloody Labor History - Never Forget - CWA Local 1103

I don't get this toon?

I don't get this toon?

Toon; Austerity Survival Guide

He was our Star player and we sent him on the playing field to win the game.

He was our Star player and we sent him on the playing field to win the game.

Nebraska Tea Party extravaganza TANKS! (dial-up warning)

Asian stock markets fall after US credit downgrade

Rick Perry's Prayer-a-Poolaza in Houston.

Hmm we may see a civil war in Syria

Hmm we may see a civil war in Syria

Nation Watches As Wisconsin Prepares For Recalls Tuesday - WisconsinStateJournal

So now, the shit-stirrers at FireDogLake are bashing Jerry Brown.

Howard Dean on "Face the Nation" - my synopsis

Michelle Bachman on cover of Newsweek: they captured the crazy

Michelle Bachman on cover of Newsweek: they captured the crazy

Downgrade of U.S Credit, and the Pukes and Baggers..Will this be a factor in Wisconsin Tuesday?

60 Minutes tonight sealed it for me. The banking industry is a criminal enterprise.

Older DU members, tell us what you remember about Nixon, who some here consider a liberal:

Older DU members, tell us what you remember about Nixon, who some here consider a liberal:

Anthony Abrahams, the first black television reporter for the British Broadcasting Corporation died

Trump vows to use "any legal means" to block a planned windfarm near his golf course in Scotland

Trump vows to use "any legal means" to block a planned windfarm near his golf course in Scotland

Choppy waters ahead.

"Curiosity" is now showing on Discovery I.D. if you get it.

Suggestion for tomorrow, skip it.

San Franciso Chronicle - "S&P Blames GOP For U.S. Credit Problem, AP, Politico Cover It Up" - WOW!

kentuck and other posters have been discussing what we could do

kentuck and other posters have been discussing what we could do

kentuck and other posters have been discussing what we could do

So they are now admitting that they executed an unarmed Bin Laden who was in custody at the time?

Barack Obama: The change that didn’t happen: One socialist point of view

Myths about the South

Despite New Denials by Rumsfeld, Evidence Shows US Military Used Waterboarding-Style Torture

Egg and Cheese prices.. but we aren't in a recession and have no inflation

Just Watched Someone Shoplift A Bunch.....

O’Donnell: Rick Perry believes Catholicism is a ‘godless theology of hate’

K & R, If You Know Of The Battle Of Blair Mountain !!! - And Raise Them Again, If You Benefited

K & R, If You Know Of The Battle Of Blair Mountain !!! - And Raise Them Again, If You Benefited

Incredibly powerful NY Times Op-Ed: What Happened to Obama?

Libyan Revolution Week 25

Libyan Revolution Week 25

US Physician Practices Versus Canadians: Spending Nearly Four Times As Much Money Interacting With P

US Physician Practices Versus Canadians: Spending Nearly Four Times As Much Money Interacting With P

A good man died today. And, he was a Republican.

NYT op-ed: 'What happened to Obama?'

NYT op-ed: 'What happened to Obama?'

One Day I'll Fly Away - Omage to the Space Shuttle Program

Nevermind

Spent the day with the spawn at Six Flags

Children. Airplanes. Bill Hicks.

It's been a year now.

These are not the raspberries you're looking for

From the best soundtrack ever, I present

MiddlefingerMom USED TO have a twin brother...

One Week Of Housesitting in Marin

Thought I was building an addition but instead

I just KNOW there's more bread around here someplace.

Charles Laughton day on TCM: Mutiny on the Bounty now, Spartacus later.

I have an odd question about Lucille Ball...

I can't forget Katie the hell terrier..22 lbs of terror

Looking For A Google+ Invite.....

Yankees batboy "writes" tell-all. Does not meet expectations for a tell-all.

had to bring Buddy Guy back from the park

Dionysos - Coccinelle

On this 30th anniversary week of MTV, a classic video for you. Steam.

On second thought - loveable lion cats

Parenting is STILL quite an interesting learning experience for bluesbassman.

Foo Fighters live right now at Lollapalooza on Youtube

ecigarettes and nuwave oven

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

crap. how do I minimize fonts.

Dupe

Super Session

Tonight, I'm missing old friend and long-time DU-er KC2.

Tonight....

I had the best meal in ages

Anyone ever try Kumis? It is fermented mare's milk from Asia & Russia.

I want to be French. How do I become French?

Nipple slips are natural

During a near-death experience, MiddleFingerMom actually went to Hell.

MiddleFingerMom explains the universal near-death experience. n/t

This weekend I canned 7 jars of Dill Pickles and 6 jars of bread and butter pickles.

All I wanna know is should I buy a Makita planer?

Best shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair? (Drugstore type stuff. ) Thanks! :^)

"I still have the body of an 18 year old,

journey to the cement bridge 2011 edition, or how the border patrol almost ruined my morning

Former gymnast check in. Do you have any pains associated

scam or am I just jaded?

What shows up if you google your DUser name?

ever KNOW this pet is the once in a lifetime pet?

Suppose I am an old fart. And suppose I am considering buying a bicycle so

crap. How do I minimize farts

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Venus Fly Cat Edition

Roselawn, Indiana - America's kinkiest city

Syrian Troops Storm Parts of Eastern City

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns against more cuts in Pentagon budget

Syria launches new attack against protesters in east; Arab League condemns assault

300,000 Israelis take to streets in third rally for social justice

Officials: 6 Civilians Killed, 14 Injured by Bombs Planted Near 2 Home in Iskandariyah, Iraq

As Market Tension Builds, World Leaders Ponder Response.

Tel Aviv exchange halts trade after 6% fall

Credit downgrade exposes concern about nation's character

(Howard) Dean: What's the tea party smoking?

Former Governor Hugh Carey Dead At 92

Investment Guru Warren Buffett Says US Downgrade ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’

Geithner will not step down from Treasury post

Immigrant raid halted in 2000 on election fear, ex-agent says

Two French soldiers killed in Afghanistan and five wounded

Duggan Family Condemn Tottenham Riots

U.S. stock futures drop in Asian trading

US swimmer prepares to swim Florida Straits

Massive QE by the ECB is coming on Monday.

BofA liabilities bigger than expected

Yemeni President, Hurt in Bombing, Leaves Saudi Hospital

Spanish duchess gives away fortune in order to marry civil servant

Syria tank assault kills at least 38 in eastern city (66 civilians reportedly killed across Syria)

Saudi Arabia withdraws ambassador from Syria (& "demands an end to the death machine")

Arab League urges Syria to stop violence 'immediately'

DuPont to yank herbicide blamed for killing trees

(Indonesian) Rupiah Gains as Growth Prospects Offset U.S. Rating Concerns (GDP grew 6.49% in Q2)

NHS among developed world's most efficient health systems, says study

Japan Says Market Trust in Dollar, Treasuries Unshaken.

U.S. Stock Index Futures Fall More Than 2.5 Percent

AAA-Rated France May Be Vulnerable to Downgrade Following Cut to the U.S.

All aboard Railroads are hiring

Police: 8 shot to death in Ohio, including child

Immigration authority terminates Secure Communities agreements

R-J owner fighting copyright suit fraud allegations

Dallas billionaire Charles Wyly dies in car accident in Colorado

U.S. Widens Role in Battle Against Mexican Drug Cartels

Lack of jobs for blacks creates tension between black lawmakers and Obama

Gordon Brown blames US and Europe for 'throwing away' recovery

MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers develop a technique to cure a broad range of viruses

45,000 Verizon Workers Strike

Second night of violence in London (4 new boroughs) – and this time it was organised

Obama Team Turns Its Focus to Tough Re-election Fight

Geithner Says He Will Stay At Treasury

Axelrod: This is a "Tea Party downgrade"

Second Recession in U.S. Could Be Worse Than First

Mark O. Hatfield, former (Oregon) senator and governor, died on Sunday

Greenspan: US "Can Pay Any Debt It Has Because We Can Always Print Money"

Roseanne Barr Embarking on Presidential Campaign (Video)

Double standard at its worst

Krugman: The Arithmetic of Near-term Deficits and Debt

A timeline of events

What Happened to Obama?

Where are Boehner and Cantor?

Rick Perry

On GPS Sunday: Arianna Huffington, Joe Klein on debt deal and more

Obama is to the Tea Party what Neville Chamberlain was to the Nazi Party

They still keep doing it. What is the most important Jobs Message for the WH? Free Trade!

Obama’s role in debt talks scrutinized

The worst thing the GOP has ever done?

275 Tea Bag people show up in Wisconsin and they get coverage

(self delete)

The PCTC Blog: Obama is smarter than us

Jackie O believed LBJ killed JFK

The Tea Party's Next Targets: Blocking judges, appointees, and killing the gas tax

Okay I give up.. Shared sacrifice.. I will promote it.. Sign me up

Is it wrong for Democrats to call Tea Party members terrorists?

Who is responsible for this "downgrade"

Is it me that this guy just isn't a good spokesperson for Obama

Timeline to a downgrade

Kerry Slams ‘Tea Party Downgrade’ (VIDEO) -- Axelrod: This was a 'tea party downgrade'

Howard Dean: The tea party has been SMOKING some of that tea

Interesting reads: it's all about Alan Grayson

Who is likely to primary Obama

He does not lead. He reacts. We are adrift.

Which would you prefer?

Krugman: Stuck in the Muddle

Could this be the next POTUS, on the cover of Newsweek?

First Iowa GOP Presidential Debate coming up Thursday night at 9:00 ET

"This is a 'Tea Party Downgrade.'"

Oh for the love of God.. snap out of it talking heads..

Dear Mr President, please stop using Ronald Reagan as an example of anything good

why Condi Rice shakes her head

Andrew Sprung: A lover of fairy tales casts Obama as villain-in-chief

Do the tea baggers want a police state?

Do you think it bothers Republicans that Reagan primaried President Ford?

It's not Obama, it's spin

Paul Ryan Signals Willingness To Raise Revenues, Shifting Positions Following Downgrade

Does this baseball player's body look like a woman's body?

Excellent article about Obama's term up to this point - "What Happened to Obama's Passion"?

Just the Facts: S&P's $2 Trillion Mistake

Howard Dean to Sen. Graham: "if this was a private corporation, President Obama would fire you all."

Romney is our biggest worry......

If they cut Medicare for those under 55, your Medicare for over 55 is in jeopardy

Nader gets his wish, Obama's Democratic primary challenger announced...

Imagine if the entire left (progressives, moderates, pragmatists, et al) stopped fighting . . .

ALEC protest organizer talks about New Orleans Protest

Rob Johnson - Austerity & the Destruction of Democracy (2-Aug-11)(POLITICAL ECONOMY series)

Don't Dig Here

The Road to Revolution: 99% Uprising (Recut MaxKeiser.com Version)

George Carlin on Abortion

TDPS: Planned Parenthood Firebombed, Media Says NOTHING. What if it was Bachmann Clinic?

Internet Trolls - What you should know

Real Time With Bill Maher, New Rules-Socialism "It Gets Better" 7/29/11

Debt - the very essence of the banking industry (clip from "The International")

Fox News wishes President Obama a Happy Birthday... or NOT

MusiCares Honors Neil Young - Lady Antebellum - "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - JTMP.ORG

Feminists Take a "Slut Walk" Worldwide to Call All Women Sluts. No Joke.

What Henry Kissinger thinks of President Obama

Extreme Aims: DemRapidResponse ad about 2012 Republican presidential candidates

TYT: Cartoonist Exposes Police Department

John Kerry And The Teabagger Downgrade

From Lebanon : Hezbollah militia humiliate Syrian youth's for daring to demonstrate

Fareed Zakaria GPS: The Real Story Behind the 'Ground Zero Mosque'

MusiCares Honors Neil Young - Norah Jones "Tell Me Why" - JTMP.ORG

Foreclosure Fraud by BOFA caught on Film in Missouri - Must see

Debt Ceiling Passes, Credit Rating Drops and Governor Perry's Prayer-athon

David Axelrod: Tea Party to blame for credit downgrade (CBS Face the Nation interview)

Howard Dean and Lindsey Graham interview on CBS' Face the Nation

Health Ranger: 'FDA fights organic farmers'

Tea Partiers Cheer the Downgrade of America's Credit Rating

Idlib , Syria 8/7/2011 : Horrific high quality video showing live fire on a funeral procession

The fading genius of the US post office

India will get more prominence at Harvard

Italy's Berlusconi rules out early elections

Cuba opening to private enterprise spurs service sector start-ups

The summer of Obama's Discontent

Cracks in the Chinese wall

Crisis deepens as markets edge toward disaster

Spain opposition party's lead narrows vs Socialists - poll

Who Benefits from Government Dysfunction?

A Dark American Turning Point

New Hanoi anti-China rally tests tolerance of protests

September Surprise?

Death in the Pot

Is it time to withdraw from Afghanistan?

Sunday Funnies: Best Political Cartoons of the Week

The Biggest Religious Movement You Never Heard of: 9 Things to Know About Rick Perry's Event

Candidate Obama Vs. President Obama On Trade (New Deal 2.0)

Perry's Feeble Attempt to Make Prayer Rally Seem Apolitical

Why Progressives are Losing the National Debate

Raymond Rose on Borders Books

express.co.uk: Jacqueline Kennedy believed Lee Harvey Oswald was merely “a patsy”

News Corp.’s Soft Power in the U.S. (a News Corporation division twice came under US investigation)

The dysfunction that lies at the very heart of American politics

God Fails To Respond To Rick Perry's 'The Response'

What happens when citizens lose faith in government?

Eugene McCarthy's Heir: Who Has The Courage To Challenge Obama In The Party?

Tattered economy has a silver lining for conservationists

delete -- i posted a dupe. nt

City cycle schemes save lives, cut CO2: study

Don't Dig Here, We Can Change The World

First erasable electronic paper (2:17) {video only}

Japan’s Prime Minister Fires Three Nuclear Energy Officials

French duck fat puts gourmet spin on biodiesel

Great Lakes Invaders: First Asian carp, now Snakeheads

If a person wants to go off the electrical grid in their own apartment, is it possible?

Fake Twitter accounts used to promote tar sands pipeline

Getting rid of a German nuclear plant, one rivet at a time

Anybody own the new Fiat 500? Seems like a really good deal.

Stop building the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant: Lu

"a society that cannot survive without atomic energy cannot survive with it"

Nuclear power plants terrorist targets...

Coal ash pits are Terrorist Targets

wind industry installed equivalent of 1.2 nuclear power plants/mo over the past 2 years

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