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Archives: January 3, 2012

Anyone want to help with NFL Postseason Picks?

Push set for legal pot in Michigan

Jeni Decker - Political satirist and mother of two autistic sons

NHS accused over deaths of disabled patients

Reading freepers complain about signing statements is . . what? I don't have the right word.

Haaa Ha ha... Bachmann won the Hamburg Inn's Coffee Bean poll.

What winter is supposed to look like!

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Tuesday, 3 January 2012

"Wisconsin lit a fire that I saw clear down in the swamplands of Georgia"

Seriously, I found a cat turd in the litter box that is smarter that Rick Perry.....

Have some wintry Kate Bush, DU Lounge...

To DUers in Iowa - it's almost done!

Senator Sherrod Brown's checkered past

Dirt cheap 5x zoom for cell phone...

Lakefront jogger critically injured by pit bulls: 'They wouldn't let the man go'

The Average Salary of a Catholic Priest

The Newt Gingrich/Pat Robertson wedding vow..

We're Not Half as Ridiculous as the Republican Candidates for President


Rick Santorum gets an assist from the Duggar family in Iowa

More about contributing to Repukes. How about fraternizing with Pukes...

STOCK MARKET WATCH - Tuesday, 3 January 2012 (Xpost)

Funny to watch Tweety try to find a Rethug in his coffee shop...

Fukushima meltdowns set nuclear energy debate on its ear

"I don't want to make black people's lives better

Santorum sends Iowa caucus rivals scrambling


Penthouse Candidates

The Problem with NDAA, Lieberman, Signing Statements and Everything Eating Up the Bill of Rights...

Tonight on The Ed Show:Howard Dean, Joan Walsh, Jonathan Alter, Ezra Klein

The Wife Of GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Supports Marriage Equality

OWS at the Rose Parade and religions role in it.

"Wisconsin lit a fire that I saw clear down in the swamplands of Georgia"

Plumbers K&R Thread

Border Police train Israeli teens to detain illegal Palestinian workers

Jeana Brown Throws Down on Scott Walker

Democrats Become Target of Occupy Protests

Ed Schultz "I Have Seen Santorum On The Stump"

Video Shows Firebombing Of NYC Home; Store, Prominent Islamic Center, Other Home Also Attacked

Wonders of the Universe

Donna Brazille: "Santorum is the flavor of the week"

Police: Body found at US park is that of gunman

Now that it’s 2012, expect Walker budget cuts to really hit Wisconsin citizens hard

How long does a can of

Interesting analysis of the comparison of Romney to Kerry

If Obama had actually been the Socialist he is accused of being...

Let's stop the crazy talk: Obama is not going to lose the election

Nobody Understands Debt | Krugman - NYT

Why US won't be center stage in new Israeli-Palestinian talks

The city, stripped down:

Gingrich thinks Palin would be a darned fine energy secretary

2012 DCW Senate Forecast

Best Television Actor?

Emoticons that are personal attacks.

Back of the Bus (Warning, Heartbreaking Graphics)

Agent: 49ers OC Greg Roman finalist to replace Paterno at Penn St.

Reality Check: Breaking Down Obama’s NDAA Signing Statement

I have a mac pro laptop.

Less Than 25% of California Schools Have Librarians

Five Dysfunctions of a Professional Learning Community

No question...the economy is on the upswing.

ESPN: Peyton Manning: Firing 'very tough'

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Mike's back! & Here's a new kitty gif

dawg's first annual "Top Album of All Times Award"

I saw Flaherty, Canadian conservative finance minister, being interviewed on the "Power &

Arab League says Syria monitors are helping

Buddies...a big ole giant squeee.....

I'm sure this has been tried before, but I do not know to what end....Book Discussion Group?

Are copycats allowed in this forum?

Hugh betrayal! HUGH! Not just a BETRAYAL, but a HUGH one! Conservatives are SERIES111

Are cats that copy allowed in this forum?

As Democrats, what are our core values?

Anyone seen the movie "Another Earth" starring Brit Marling? Is it good?

Happy New Year all. I feel so sad that so many DUers will be leaving DU2

Santorum Cries When Asked About Son's Death, Calls Question A 'Cheap Shot'

Expert: Wastewater well in Ohio triggered quakes

Ron Paul Never Thought There Should be Separation of Church and State

Happy New Year to everyone!

Raw Story: Cantor refuses to admit Reagan raised taxes in 60 Minutes Interview

NYPD circulating .gov guide to "Criminal tactics" of "Protest extremists".

An unwelcome intro to the binational state

Missing monkey avatar

Interesting vision of a progressive renewable community. It is Kibbutz Lotan.This is not an I/P post

South Texas boom offers opportunities in housing

This sign oughtta be posted at the entrance to every Iowa caucus site...

Non-Religious Fanatics

All you folks so unhappy with President Obama, let me ask you a question...

Who influenced your political views the most? I would have to say my dad, who learnt politics as a

Tweety in Java Joe's earlier today - hahaha!

Virginia Attorney General Drops Effort to Get GOP Candidates on Primary Ballot

Name a single movie scene that justifies an actor's entire career

Hooorrrayyy!!! The kid goes back to school tomorrow!!!

The Lawfare Blog has had excellent posts about NDAA

Bachmann plays gender card as Iowa GOP vote nears

Tamara Grigsby speaks on cuts to BadgerCare

New Year's resolutions. Did you break them? I promised myself I would do better on the little

A good thing: Corn-ethanol subsidies are going to expire this year

Meteor Shower this Wednesday


Indefinite military detension?

Richard Gere's character in Pretty Woman=Mittens

Barney Frank on Larry O's show teaching about governance, Civics 101!!

Mitt Romney on Iowa: 'We’re going to win this thing'

No cooling-off period for journalists

which one and why (in other words I WANT THE POLL FUNCTION !!!!)

would Santorum be Tougher to beat in a GE than Romney ?

Am I the only one who remembers this awesome cartoon from the early 80's?

Since the jury system, I've noticed some of us have acquired odd habits.

The Duggar endorsement of Santorum tells you everything you need to know about the Duggars.

A five person jury?

Tweety going after Romney for going totally negitive on Newt

Anyone else like me and just doesn't give a crap who wins in Iowa?

Supreme Court case involving Idaho lake house ignites conservative cause against EPA

Gingrich begs his remaining supporters to log into Action Newt Dot Org. ACTION NEWT DOT ORG???

I cannot articulate how much this new TruRV show "Impractical Jokers" S-U-C-K-S.

Pre-Iowa New Hampshire Prediction Thread

Snipers are still a threat, according to the secretary-general of the Arab League.

Surprising new GOP Candidate

So . . . . an iPhone app saves a lost hiker and his dog.

"Drone Wars: The Empire Strikes (Back?)"

Oh good lord, Herman Cain is still getting media attention!

Romneycare covers abortion

hey, what if you are asked to serve on a jury

Two killed in Colombia bomb attack on police station

I'm a football fan but an interview with an Auburn player just blew me away.

Barney Frank Offers Lawrence O’Donnell A 2012 Democrat Slogan: "We’re Not Perfect, But They’re Nuts"

'Are the Republican candidates all crazy?' (BBC)

ABR: Anybody But Romney

I'm so glad Sara Palin is gone from the news . . .

the occupyroseparade.

OK, I'm a Broncos fan living in Steelers country

"A little thump therapy never hurt anybody."

The spectacle of Oklahoma State and Stanford tied 31-31 with a quarter to go

Silly Raven story...

Have ya' noticed that Pat Buchanan is gone from MSNBC?

Republican Iowa Caucus results since 1976

Does anyone here carry a firearm everywhere they go?

For those concerned that Stieg Larsson was sensationalizing violence against women . . .

Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory

I have always thought Robert Shaw was underated

30 Statistics That Show That The Middle Class Is Dying Right In Front Of Our Eyes As We Enter 2012

Andy Borowitz at Sacred Heart University (Fairfield) January 10th, 7pm

How immature am I? I REALLY miss the Tombstone!

Supporting Ron Paul....

Is the True Crime Group still around? If so where do I find it? eom

Some pithy comments on John Howard's Order of Merit

second hard drive (external) was part of a laptop so has the operating system

How Newt Gingrich blew it: An Iowa road map

Permit me to laugh at David Swanson

Jorma & Papa John - 1985 - Never Happen No More

Stand strong, Iowa DUers. One more day left.

Closing Prices for the Iowa Caucus...

Voter turnout

Toons: Corn Maze, Citizens United, Stop at Nothing and More. - 1/2/12

Bank of America severing some small-business credit lines

The LA Fires may have been domestic terrorism

Join the Solidarity Caravan to Longview, Washington

Pic Of The Moment: GOP Frontrunners Make Closing Arguments In Iowa

I was next. (You Could Be Next Part 8)

Newt Gingrich Attacks Monopoly Economy!


"Groundhog Day" is starting on TV.

The Super Secret GOP Playbook missing in a laptop left by mistake at the Bronx Zoo...Until recovered

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." THE SMELL OF DEATH!!!

The Four Companies That Control the 147 Companies That Own Everything

Proposed changes to child labor laws could affect life on the farm

Goldman's Latest Boiler-Room Stock: America - Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

A worker's worth vs. a CEO's worth by country

I take it you guys saw this...

This thread in GD is a blatant callout of another member.

A couple of questions about IGNORE

Head's Up, there's fixin' to be a CAT FIGHT!!! Palin On Bachmann: “I Don’t Think It’s Her Time”

Why has LIEberman been in the Democratic caucus since the 2010 election?

Watching the Iowa Caucus online?

Rude toter / guns have only one purpose

TYT: Obama Signs NDAA, ACLU Disgusted

Omnibus picture post

Chinese authorities and villagers clash over mosque

Burgess falls near Cookeville Tennessee

Fuck you, Ron Paul!


There's no need to fear, Underdog is here

Romney and Paul supporters

Permit me to laugh at ProSense for calling out a fellow DUer

Stay 200 yards back!

vantage Point

Republican Vs Republican Lite: Do Democrats really turn out for these things?

High surf warning issued; expect 25-35 feet on North Shore (No Eddie)

BP asks Halliburton to pay for Gulf of Mexico spill

Greece must clinch bailout deal or face euro exit - spokesman

Iran threatens action if U.S. carrier returns: IRNA

Pepsi Says Mountain Dew Can Dissolve Mouse Carcasses

you bet i'll vote for a new senator for maine

Nowhere to Go, Patients Linger in Hospitals, at a High Cost

Top CEOs earn 189 times average Canadian wage

Virginians.... How's Tim Kaine doing in Virginia?

Every DU3 thread that features an in-lined video clip slows my system almost to a standstill

Hackers developing satellite system for 'uncensorable Internet in space'.

Youssou N'Dour announces Senegal presidential bid

Ronald William Fordham Searle, CBE, RDI, (born 3 March 1920, died 30 December 2011

2012 DCW Senate Forecast

Chief of Arab League’s Mission in Syria Is Lightning Rod for Criticism

Egyptians Vote in Final Round of Parliamentary Elections

Iowa Nice

Tweety's "Hardball" at Java Joe's yesterday was very revealing about many Iowans.

Turkey to compensate air-strike victims

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback campaigns for Rick Perry

Spying claim against Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou

Total signs $2.3 billion shale deal with Chesapeake

Monopoly is a very old game.

Saudi Arabia enforces law that allows only women to work in lingerie and cosmetics shops

Mitt Romney heckled at his final rally before Iowa caucuses

The oil companies don't seem to have any doubts about getting their way with the shale boom.

Past lingers for company formerly called Blackwater

Panetta's plan for cuts will detail shrinking military

Russia's Putin dreams of sweeping Eurasian Union

Body of suspect found on Mount Rainier

Prize for the best scientific party trick,

Scarborough is making an a$$ out of himself, more so than usual this morning.

Thousands rally against brand new Hungarian constitution as government celebrates

Heritage Foundation Mole infestation is hindering Justice Department investigations!!

Cuba’s Santeria priests predict upheaval, but no end of the world, in 2012

Taliban strike deal with Qatar on office there

NATO to pull $30B worth of gear from Afghanistan

My Christmas present-

Obabababa bama and the Jets - touts Saudi fighter jet deal is thrice as nice

Iran/Iraq ‘Defectors’ and Disinformation

Holy Cow! I couldn't get to sleep last night, kept feeling like "something" was about to happen

Worst (best) joke for 2012: If Mayan's were good at predicting the future...

Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool

Norah O’Donnell: “You’re calling Mitt Romney a liar?”. Newt: “Well, you seemed shocked by it. Yes.”

The other group---you know---the one with the "Football" title...

MSNBC must have made a deal with the GOP candidates

China’s President Pushes Back Against Western Culture

Back Home Again

Instant read thermoworks thermometer (not thermopen) $20 shipped today only

Permit me to laugh at Ichingcarpenter for laughing at ProSense for calling out a fellow DUer

If you're in a college football bowl pool, how you doing so far?

(UK) Horden shootings: killer held six gun licences

Happy New Year, from a NEW WISHADOO!

Why Negative Ads Work Even Better Now

In honor of Van Halen's Feb. 7 album release and world tour...

Anyone ever been in a 12-step group that voted to exclude someone because they were disruptive?

Do any DUers have the newly advertised Shark Navigator Swivel Deluxe UV410?

Dhamma Brothers - we own the key to the cell -prisoner reform program that can transform everything

OMG!!! OMG!!!

None of the above, pulling ahead in Iowa caucus.

Defense Bill signed by President Obama on New years eve.

John Nichols- Six Ways Iowa Progressives Will Caucus Tuesday

Call To Action Against the NDAA- Tuesday, Jan. 3rd 12PM - 5PM (EST) New York Public Library

Brandon Weeden is 28 years old?

More Dems showing up at Java Joe's. Today...

Dhamma Brothers - Meditation and Prisoner 'reform' ...and so much more.

So the two leading republicans say they don't expect to win Iowa

Video for an inspired New Year - Pat Metheny Group "The Way Up" Live.

Washington knows to get America working again they have to change Corp Tax Code

More employers plan to hire in 2012

What are your picks for tonight in Iowa?

Barney Frank: ‘We’re Not Perfect, But They’re Nuts’

Good morning and Happy New Year DU Loungers!

...and i thought the debate circus was over?

I woke up with a thoroughly scary thought last night. Let me frame it as a hypothetical--

OK Iowans.. What's it like out there?

Obama Flushes The Constitution Down The Toilet! "With Reservations"

Ron Paul holds "Rock The Caucus" event. IBTL.

Impact factor predicts unreliability of research papers

Lying fucking liar who built a lie-filled career on lies calls Romney a "liar." USA! USA! USA! USA!

Twitching the GOP Horses

Gay rights in North Carolina face scrutiny as state prepares to host 2012 Democratic convention

Fox commentator apologizes for 'hurtful' remark on death of Santorum's son

The failure to prosecute bankers leads to revolutionary, divisive politics

Stephen Lawrence killers found guilty 18 years after racist murder

Is this 'too bold' of a statement to make about Ron Paul?

Two pit bull terriers attack 62-year-old Chicago jogger "like he was a piece of steak"


Keeping an eye on our feeder!

What does permalink or link to at bottom of post do? Thanks...

Doth not Romney bootless kneel?

President Obama doesn't have an opponent, so why caucus?

Strait of Hormuz and Iranian threats

PHOTO: Some kids intuitively "get" the Republican thing at a VERY early age.

Dear Me! I found a website that exposes the "Liberal Media"

Ignore function - Definition

Little Girl Upset About Gender Marketing of Toys

Obama Is The Winner In Today's Caucuses

U.S. Economic Confidence in December Best Since June

The Primary Hillbillies

Storehouses for Solar Energy Can Step In When the Sun Goes Down

Former Spanish prime minster says gay marriage is his proudest achievement

I heard Romney blaming China for stealing all our jobs today

Climate Change – Our Real Bequest to Future Generations

Climate Change – Our Real Bequest to Future Generations {x-post}


The Slush Funds of Iowa

You could be next part 9

Climate coverage down again in 2011

Both lesbian moms have parental rights, Daytona court rules in custody dispute

Pulaski WI Marching Band "Sticking to the Union" in Rose Bowl Parade

Should large potentially dangerous dog breeds such as Pit Bulls and Presa Canarios require a license

Mitt Romney slams the Chevy Volt

What's wrong with writing just because you enjoy it, not to get published?

Panetta to Offer Strategy for Cutting Military Budget

UK: Drivers cut short journeys by 165 miles to beat fuel costs

Obama has ‘seconds’ to recess-appoint Cordray

Nigerians plan mass strike as fuel subsidy ends

DU Album of the Day: The Who - "Who's Next"

Special elections for representatives complicate Pennsylvania redistricting

Du'ers, when you post something about your area, such as,

Sad news for DUers, Olive Garden is in Trouble.

Question about tornadoes--if you're driving somewhere in the middle of nowhere,

Saudi hackers leak personal information of thousands of Israelis

Petition for Keystone Pipeline Eminent Domain Hearings

Michael Steele just told Chris Jansing that Republicans want to see "the fire in Mitt's belly"

The GOP Ticket in 2012: Romney-Rubio (Robert Reich)

Spaceship Earth: A new view of environmentalism

The Rush to Archive Occupy

Separated At Birth?

Amnesty International on NDAA: ""Trust me" is not enough of a safeguard"

Better Profits Through Green Chemistry

What It’s Like Telling Gay Jokes in Tennessee

Newt Gingrich: Mitt Romney is a liar and a fraud but I'd vote for him anyway

Romney: Obama is turning the US into a European welfare state

Obama, Congress begin 2012 in politically charged dispute over Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline

It's January 3rd 2012 - post your failed New Years Resolutions here

Even Without The Aircraft Carrier, The US Military Has Iran Surrounded

Ouch!! Politco calls their party's field a bunch of mediocrities.

I am cleaning out my closets and want to know where to donate...

"These are tangible, real-world benefits, making a meaningful difference in people’s lives."

Panetta's Sacred Hippopotamus

Local bans now at center of gas drilling fight

Men - it's never too early to start shopping for your Valentine's day gifts....

Did Psychopaths Take Over Wall Street?

I now understand why republicans cannot stand Romney. Up until now I've paid little

The New Normal Strikes Again

Satan cloaks himself in truth

Morgan Stanley Issues Shocker With First 2012 Forecast: Sees Consensus As Too Optimistic

Instant View: Factory sector strengthens in December

4 years from today Iowa Democrats will begin selecting their nominee. Who would you like to see run?


Brave Politico Watchdog Journalists Give Romney Family T-Shirts

Beware corporate psychopaths – they are still occupying positions of power

Tracking of Journalist Arrests at Occupy Protests Wins Storify of the Year

Romney's already crossed the line, says President wants to 'keep us from being one nation under God'

POLL QUESTION: Who would you like to win tonight's caucus in IOWA?

TDPS: Michele Bachmann Promises No Teleprompter, Uses iPad Instead

Reporting on the inaction about polling ability - still holding off on December contest

todays trade

TDPS: H5N1 Mutations...Should Science Ever Be Censored?

Has your cable/satellite/DSL provider amped up the Emergency Alert System testing?

my 2012 predictions

ssdi & addictive behaviors

Montana Supreme Court Says Citizens United Does Not Apply in State Elections!

World-first hybrid shark found off Australia

I love the pic of the moment on the front page...

I am so unhappy that threads that deal with serious macroeconomic issues are simply locked

Do we have the ability to e-mail threads? My son in Jersey is a union guy and loves the

I was actually told today that ACORN was financing all the Occupy protest

Charting The Extinction Of American Disposable Income

Dan Savage: "When Do We Get to Meet Elizabeth Santorum's Imaginary Gay Friends?"

Exclusive - Big banks may line up to block sale of LME

info about SSDI for depression anxiety.

Does anyone else see the fear in the eyes and hear it in the voices of Republicans?

David Attenborough: Frozen Planet was not alarmist about climate change

7 Places the 99% Will Fight Back Hard in 2012

Batshit Crazy Caucus UPDATE: Michele Bachmann's gonna surprise you with her "soft, hidden support"

Vermont Yankee decision could come this week

Two links to e-mail to your teabagger brother-in-law

Gingrich Sends an E-mail in Spanish, Asking for Support in Iowa

BWHAHAHAAAA! Cain: "I'd like to be Defense Secretary"

Chesapeake Bay Foundation study refutes 'job-killer' myth about environment regulations

The drama in the republican race isn't going to be in Iowa. It will be in NH.

Jets of the Health Insurance Industry (FAA Verifiable)

Only about 125,000 Republicans will participate in the Iowa caucus tonight

Check out this jury result


Fat jokes are now permitted on DU

Syria accused of reneging on Arab League pledge to release 700 prisoners

No, Stoller and Sullivan: there is no liberal conflict over Ron Paul

"Ron Paul is disgusting."

Conflicting reports on withdrawal of Syrian military from cities as death toll mounts

I had the strangest, most vivid nightmare last night - it seems like it

Hamas official: Arab Spring rallies inappropriate for Gaza

Top Tea Party Republican admits it: We’ve been employing hostage strategy

Ah crap. I just got robocalled

What are DU3's Community Standards? What do we want our CS to be?

You shouldn't be seeing this, but if you are, please report it in the Help & Meta-discussion forum.

New Iron-Eating Microbe Major Component of Mining Pollution and Iron and Sulfur Cycling

Santorum: States Should Have The Right To Outlaw Birth Control

Manufacturing Growth Accelerates; Construction Picks Up, Dow up 250

Anyone care to propose platform items for the Democratic Party. Am going to caucus

Mining pollution may be hurting Minn's wild rice

France calls for embargo on Iranian oil

Facebook sucks duck.

Admit it... if you were brave enough to look in the mirror, THIS is the face you'd eventually see:

As with most cats, Mr Fluffers was not known for being a "team player".

When dating, MFM was known for his gallantry, chivalry and (most of all) his intestinal fortitude.

His local school board voted 8-to-0 to stop inviting MFM to give "The Talk" during Sex Ed classes.

GREAT NEWS!!! MiddleFingerMom and his SO just won the Nerd-Couple-of-the-Year 2011 Olympics!!!!

"I Am Obamacare"

It looks like we will have a lot of trouble having a Democratic majority in both the House and

Arab League calls urgent meeting on Syria monitors

A Gathering Storm Over ‘Right to Work’ in Indiana

What is your opinion of high speed police chases?

Taking Power away from the People Machine

It Doesn't Matter Who Wins Iowa, They Have Already Lost

What will the pundits do or say if .....gasp....Romney loses this caucus? They have been (MSNBC)

Bank of America severing some small-business credit lines

Police confiscate speakers from Jaffa mosque

ok, may be a dumb question

Best one this year so far.

English ONLY

If you always post a might change a juror's mind.

8 GOP Primary Moments That Would Make Jesus Weep

Any church musicians on DU?

Gone With the Wind to Win!

Huckabee: "Republicans more interested in just defeating Obama than they are in rebuilding America"

Heads up for meteor shower early Wed am ( current event)

Rock the Caucus rockthecaucus... Rock the Caucus rockthecaucus...

Album of the Day: "Blood on the Tracks" Bob Dylan

Papantonio: Justice Department Must Get Tough On Voter Suppression

AMERICAN SWEATSHOP: A Utah Group Is Teaching Companies How to Misclassify Employees

If only Persephone hadn't eaten those pomegranate seeds, or whatever kind of seed they were,

What's for dinner ~ Tuesday January 3rd

WOW! Animated GOP Horse Race!

Anger over secret drug trials on Indian children

Canadian Oil Sands - National Geographic 2009 - Breaks my heart to have read,,,

Sen. Wyden: Online piracy bills would ‘turn websites into web-cops’

FBI Didn't Need Warrant (for installation of GPS tracker device), Judge Says

Woman Blames Drunk Kickball League for Her Broken Clavicle

Q: How much of the Santorum Dead Baby story is true:

Impossible {quasi!}crystals are 'from space' (BBC)

The Halliburton Whistle- Blower Ship Has Sailed

I realized yesterday, that if Chuck Norris had never been born.....

Reducing the Risk of Adverse Drug Events

On CNN, Laid Off Worker Says Romney Put Profit Over People

Double homicide suspect misled court

Obama Won’t Make Recess Appointments Today

MSNBC: "Rick Santorum is a homophobe and a bigot! Let's call it what it is!"

Republicans Hang a Whites Only Sign on America

Biden Gets China

It's Iowa Caucus Day - for Democrats too. Who is Obama's toughest primary challenger?

If you read Joseph Tittel's predictions...

Which Republican will drop out after tonight?

Natomas Wells Fargo Bank Left Unlocked For 48 Hours (California)

Norwegian beach briefly carpeted with dead herring

Santorum in Iowa: We won't 'make black people's lives better with welfare'

Occupy Religion: Don’t Let Religion Occupy You

The Wasteland of Democratic Party Politics

NY Marriages Rise After Same-Sex Union Law Change

The best conference? Read it and weep all you pretenders. >>

Calif. pension reform (401(k)-style accounts?), medical marijuana on lawmakers' agenda

What is your favorite American English dialect?

Expert Claims Fracking Causing Earthquakes In Ohio

Know Your Iowa Caucus Safety

What is your favorite American English dialect?

Dan Carcillo destroys Tom Gilbert and himself | Jan 2nd, 2012

C-SPAN's Coverage of Iowa Caucuses Begins at 7pm ET

New study explains trends in wind turbine prices over past decade

Auto Dealers’ Best December in Five Years

Brad takes plunge with a waterfall dream home

George W. Bush barely mentioned in GOP campaign

Iraq War Lives on as U.S. Conflict Fuels Debt

Mitt Romney: I’m not predicting Iowa victory

"sell the K-Mart stock"

Virginia GOP Will Require Primary Voters To Sign Party Loyalty Oath

Here's a strange glitch -

Setting the standard for dishonest smears

Biden Gets China

My husband, the perfect mom

Solyndra And The Real Risk To American Taxpayers

The Thorium Dream

U.S. Factories Grow At Fastest Pace In Six Months As Manufacturing Improves

How Super Pacs are KILLING the GOP.

Life in the Colonies {yaddo & macdowell artist colonies}

Nobody in Iowa Wants to Talk About W.

Thank you, Charlie: The Truth Inside Romney's Swift Boat Moment

My report on the fennel/onion dish (for Lucinda and any other fennelphiles)

Israel Announces Contentious Jerusalem Construction Ahead Of Peace Talks Meet

You've probably heard it said that alcoholics stop their emotional development when they start using

There is a certain blogger in Traditional Catholic circles

I'm not a churchy person but I went up to Plains, GA, to see Jimmy Carter preach at his church

Wells Fargo sponsors anarchist's art show: "Pissarro's People"

Operations Suspended at Hazardous Fluid Wells after 11 Quakes

Palestinians Weigh ‘Harsh Measures’ for Israel: Abbas

Actual crAP headline: "Nation's largest welfare state makes deep cuts"

Obama won't rule out recess appointment at consumer bureau

DU Lounge Presidential Caucus is now today. Cast your vote for President....

Yet another reason why juries are a failure.

Obama's War on Whistle Blowers

Eyeroll-inducing news story of the day......

Tilda Swinton to Play Auntie Mame

Undercover police cleared 'to have sex with activists' (UK)

YA Fiction Readers-

OMG Ron Paul called Santorum LIBERAL?!?!

RNC Chairman Rinse Peenus: Republicans ready to do their job and defeat Obama

The Rude Pundit: Iowa Is Your Nation

'Bugsplat': The Civilian Toll Of War

Here's the difference between left-wing media and right-wing media.

He signed it. We’ll fight it. {ACLU}

Santorum Feels 'Sorry' For Man Who Glitter-Bombed Him

How quickly they change their minds..Found in our little rightwing local rag:

Constitutional Attorney: Guantanamo ‘Nearly Impossible To Close’ Thanks To NDAA

The Investment Theory of Politics

Studios’ credits let others cut taxes. Reselling waivers is big business

In BLOOMBERG today: This Is How Wall Street Psychopaths Caused The Financial Crisis reports: "Santorum surges from behind in Iowa"

California high-speed rail funding could be in jeopardy

Evolution in action - Hybrid Sharks

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Colbert Report tonight to discuss Saving American Democracy Amendment

'Posters depicting police commander as Hitler appalling'

Why are you hearing so much about thorium?

is this the place to post about possible bugs?

George W. Bush presidency barely mentioned in Republican contest

Rooney Mara---Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Exclusive - Pakistan Taliban chiefs "at each other's throats"

Name a single movie that nearly invalidates an actor's entire career.

French anti-nuclear movement allies with austerity drive

Honest question: Why is gold considered a good investment?

Obama for America takes out Web ads on the homefront of the Des Moines Register

Ian "Hello Scottie, this is David Koch" Murphy's LAST CHANCE TO SIGN / RECALL WALKER TOUR

Seven years after sieges, Fallujah struggles

Vontaze Burfict enters NFL draft

Hyundai ix35 fuel-cell review—Hyundai gets serious about a hydrogen future with its latest fuel-cell

I need a bedroom and a spare $200

posted in Yahoo Answers: should GOP pols follow Ayn Rand or Bible?

Editing software for a 10 year old

Gingrich Calls Romney a Liar.

The Must-See GOP Chart For The Iowa Caucus

Belarus Bans Browsing of All Foreign Websites

Indiana House Speaker plans fast start for labor bill

Montana Supreme Court Rebutts 'Citizens United'

You Voted! Check Out The Crowd Favorite Among The "Top 5" Of 2011

CLEVER - Obama campaign hits Republicans on Bush tax cuts, Wall Street, and Iraq

Obama Foes Form Super PAC

SE Cupp and Matt Lewis Defend Racist Remarks From Gingrich and Santorum

For just $19.95 + $7.95 shipping, You Too can Own a Piece of bin Laden's Death

SocioEvolution requires a Winnowing Process...86ing the weak, the moot, the Lost...

What Living On $7 An Hour Actually Means

lessons from lost wars in 2012

Chipotle bullies mom and pop asian restaurant into changing their name

The New Year's Resolution You Won't Regret

Occupy the Rose Parade: 5,000 Protesters, Giant Octopus Fail to Make Live TV

Austerity reigns in Europe as crisis deepens

A revolution is coming.

ThinkProgress thinks Cordray will be recess appointed tomorrow to head the CFPB.

Damn. OSU players banned from Twitter.

"Pity The Billionaire": Thomas Frank on the "Unlikely Comeback of the Right" Ahead of Iowa I & II

What a wonderful community is here.

"Exploring Stephen Hawking's 'Unfettered Mind' by NPR STAFF

"...when the attack fits...."

Chris Hedges "Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over & The Descent Is Going To Be Horrifying!"

A position the U.S. won't have to apologize for

Former Libya rebel groups clash in Tripoli, 5 dead

Jeff Danziger: "Cantor Quotes Reagan"

China’s President Pushes Back Against Western Culture

This is my favorite forum.

Angelina, George, Ben and Mia

Mademoiselle Batshit gets "a bit testy" upon hearing her words coming from Soledad O’Brien's mouth

TYT: Cenk on Racial Comments By Republican Candidates Right Before Iowa Caucus

"America is Calling" -- final ad by Rick Perry

Here's to Helmet Head (Calista) Gingrich!!!

Woman with lupus steals baby formula to feed her children

US Supreme Court Asked To Ponder Drug Dog's Sniff

Religious Soldiers Must Attend Ceremonies With Women Singing, IDF Rules

Five Colombian soldiers charged with 'false positive' murder of teenagers

So let me see if I get it - Newt the Lying ReTHUG is calling

Joan Walsh EVISCERATES "Surging Rick" and his other GOP superstar pals

Reminder: Mitt Romney is in favor of re-invading Iraq to keep 30,000 troops there permanently.

By noon today, the superrich have made an average worker's yearly salary


Majority Latino West Liberty is the one town in Iowa the Republicans skipped

SURRENDER MONKEY! Romney's a liar but Gingrich "could support him over Barack Obama"

Bad phlebotomy.

Punchbowl Falls


See the light

US Manufacturing Jumps to Six-Month High

1 hour old

Five Colombian soldiers charged with 'false positive' murder of teenagers

Who got Iowa right among RealClearPolitics, Nate Silver at 538, Pollster, the DM Register, etc.?

Check out "Limitless". Excellent movie.

Dear Michele: There Is No Such Thing As A ‘Morning-After Abortion Pill’

"This Is Omaha Beach": Rick Perry thinks defeating Obama is like defeating Hitler


I need suggestions regarding cravings...and this is a weird one! :)

George W. Bush barely mentioned in GOP campaign

Chavez's spending could boost Venezuela inflation

Which Republican candidate can you visualize as the Commander in Chief ??

Petroplus French Refinery Halt May Mean Death of Normandy Site, Union Says

Your Daily Cheerleader!

Wells Fargo – Sand Canyon Fraud, Forgery = Unlawful Foreclosure.

Taliban to open liaison office in Qatar

This is how heartbreakingly sick some people can be

Iran threatens action if US returns to Persian Gulf

IPad passport scan gets man across U.S. border

Colombia's chief prosecutor slams inauguration of jailed mayors

I think the US is preparing to leave Afghanistan sooner rather than later

Gingrich Calls Romney a Liar

Colombia's chief prosecutor slams inauguration of jailed mayors

Copper Mining Damaging Major River in Jiangxi Province

OSU posts 100 years of farming research, homemaking advice online

Obama Gets Occupied

Darcy Richardson gave money to third-party campaigns for Ralph Nader and H. Joel Deckard in 2000.

Radioactive Freight Causes an Adverse Reaction for Rail Freight Carriers

Iowa: The Meaningless Sideshow Begins (Matt Taibbi)

The past is a prelude

Hawaii Election 2012: A Preview

Top Tea Party Republican admits it: We’ve been employing hostage strategy

The "always highlight" option keeps defaulting to "10 newest replies"

American Crossroads Watch Responds to Crossroads GPS "Great" Ad

The Office of Rep. Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement

Packers' Nelson feels it's insulting to call Rodgers a system QB

Take an asprin before you click on this thread...

January Forecast 2012 by Power Path Seminars

2012 Republican survival suit...

Your daily MALE cheerleader!


PPP: Obama holds electoral college advantage.

World-first hybrid shark found off Australia

Post a picture of a palace

Gin is better than rubbing alcohol.

Since the Iowa caucus is the (official) start of the election cycle, make your election predictions!

Atheists face uphill climb with new political party

Wow, is God dead?

Oh, joy! I just got a letter saying that

The Festival of Colors

Good Day For Democrats

A little reality check re: holiness of 'Imagine'

Back in the old days, those days when todays Nativists grandparents were coming off boats

In Nigeria, Boko Haram Is Not the Problem

"Teddy" the porcupine has WAY TOO MUCH corn on New Year's

TPM - Obama Misses Key Window For Empowering Top Consumer Watchdog

Serena Admits What We've All Known: She Doesn't Love Tennis

Iowa: The Meaningless Sideshow Begins

OK, guys, eat your hearts out, my lettuce is looking great

"Surging" Santorum hearts black people: "This is just someone trying to cause trouble"

German man arrested in LA for arson. The prime suspect says he hates America.

A Rabbi and a Priest on a Trainride from NYC to Philadephia PA. #12

Another reminder about Lowes boycot . I spoke to them today

They didn't intentionally remove lyrics of the Oasis song in this public service announcement.

Stanford's coach David Shaw is a jerk...

Journalist Kicked Out of Romney Rally

A Priest and a Rabbi on a Trainride from NYC to Philidelphia PA.. #9

Israel's radical settlers: A fifth column?

It depends on the meaning of ‘nothing’

DFA Iowa Prediction Competition - Win a prize. :wink:

Anti-Torture Activists Go On Trial Today For Speaking Out Against Indefinite Detention

Anti-Immigrant Bills Die in Texas Legislature

Immigrant advocates hammer Romney on his promise to veto DREAM Act

Should I watch "The Biggest Loser" tonight...or skip the Caucuses and watch NBC?

Info for those living on a line, N or S.. of a line from Cheyenne Wy, to Chicago, to NYC..

If I live in a red state that Obama won't win in 2012

Norman Lear on fighting the good fight (L.A.Times)

Can you change a million?

MIT genuises with lightbulb

anyone want to feed my grand daughter?

Anybody know why Steve King is now refusing to endorse

POTUS on FaceBook:

Senator, General Romeo Dalliare gets it!

ObamaCare’s Hidden Trigger Paves The Way For Single Payer

This is one reason to be suspicious of what you read on the internet.

Liberal group rips Republican primary field over stances on Social Security

Let Britain join NAFTA (if it wants out of the EU) :)

I apologize if my being upset at "Imagine" is ruining your day.

I think the alert button ought to play a sound on everyone's system so we can all rush

Gallup: Consumer confidence on the rise

Jerry Jones refuses to fire his General Manager.

Arson May Be Cause Of Florida Abortion Clinic Fire

David Gregory is one smug little bastard

WH: Statement on HR515, HR789, HR1059, HR1264, HR1801, HR1892, HR2056, HR2422, and HR2845

Wisconsin: State panel sets Presidential primary ballot

I was just on a hung jury. Now what?

Heads Up! Rachel is on already 6:00pm est n/t

Sierra Nevada snow survey finds 0.14", lowest ever recorded

"we used psychometric testing to recruit social psychopaths"

This can't be good

Bet the three wives and two divorces had a lot more to do with Newts slide than any attack ads

On MSNBC tonight Rachel Maddow is covering the Iowa caucus.

Bookmark this prediction about tonight.......

On Iowa Caucus Night, Satan gives the Finger to Red-State America

Activist jobs 2012 and later

Average Credit Card APR Now Tops 15 Percent


Obama super PAC memo: GOP permanently damaged with Hispanics, seniors

STOCK MARKET WATCH - Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Cold fusion competition heats up as a rival to Andrea Rossi emerges

Dear Republicans, consider this. You're not voting for a religion, you're voting for a President -

some pigs

So . . . tonight's the night . . . . the Clown Car Caucuses.

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Myth of the Mini-Ice Age

DU political junkies following Iowa Republican Caucuses tonight...

Anyone heard of Buddy Roemer.

Arm your allies, hope they never turn on you, plus good for weapons of destruction manufacturers

Kyle Orton's Final Farewell to Denver. Video >>

Gingrich: I’ll Force Women to Bear Rapists’ Babies

Well - here we go - on my way to chair the caucus

Obama's Gallup approval rating amongst liberal Democrats from December 26th-January 1st is 83%.

The GOP’s game plan: Block everything and then blame Obama for coming up short

PHOTO: George Carlin can't be here to comment on the 2012 Iowa Caucus, but IF HE COULD...

Be afraid, be very afraid.........

U.S. says will continue to deploy warships in Persian Gulf despite Iranian threats

Wisconsin has a critical fundraiser deadline on January 17 for our recall Walker...

Crackpots Do Not Make Good Messengers

Someone talk to me about Hell on Wheels!

Excuses, post your excuses here!

Update from Iowa: Cedar Rapids Phone Bank

White House Concludes It Can Appoint Cordray

Santorum, July 2002: "No surprise" Catholic Church child abuse scandal happened in "liberal" Boston

Pat Robertson: God "showed me the next president, but I’m not supposed to talk about that"

Pat Robertson: God told me who the next president will be--but I'm not supposed to talk about that

The racial bias of the US death penalty

Race, liberty and Ron Paul

OOOh, good news - Recall groups ask appeals court to block lawsuit ruling

Supporters' vigil as Argentine president prepares for cancer surgery

Supporters' vigil as Argentine president prepares for cancer surgery

If one has to hang with assholes, tonight, might as well be one.

Jury failure number 4: "83% of liberal democrats are hypocritical Kool-Aid swillers"

They shall be known as Bush's Laws of Motion

Santorum To Obama: “Man Up And Be President

Exposed: A Spammer Fooled MSM & America with Edited NDAA Video

but you gotta admit: The amusement quotient is quite high