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Archives: July 8, 2012

Toon: In Corporate Boardrooms everywhere...

In new ad, Obama challenges Romney on China trade

Toon: Silly Season Stories

A never ending supply of WTF.

Does organic food turn people into jerks?

How do I find the "@" on my cellphone? There is no numberpad on top of the keyboard. Just letters.


Autopsy of RFK Jr's wife finds antidepressants but no alcohol

Why can't women go topless like men do?

Supreme Court ruling allows states to drop Medicaid rolls

Think you're having a bad day?

Another sign of the (heat) times: thousands of dead fish

Group Business - Sigh... Once again, if you can

Missouri man accused of shooting at boys with fireworks

Sorry you're all melting! This is the weather outside my house right now.

OH Shit. Now what?

Congressman Barney Frank Weds in Same-Sex Marriage

Hammer Time


Woody Guthrie the founding father of protest music

My nephew woke up with a drunk woman sleeping on his couch.

The danger of walking your dog on hot asphalt. Here is the chart!

Be prepared for everything.

Herewith the crux of GOP goals: TX GOP declares NO MORE TEACHING OF CRITICAL THINKING

CWA: One-Third of Congress Demands Transparency and Accountability in TPP Negotiations

End of the week LOL's (July 7th) - pics

Wisconsin Lawmaker Introduces Law To Classify Single Parenthood As Child Abuse

Watching "Summertime" on TCM

Arrested woman undresses in police car, kicks out back window

Romney denies what he knows about the private sector

Wisconsin Lawmaker Introduces Law To Classify Single Parenthood As Child Abuse

Sanford police took one position on Trayvon shooting in public, another in paperwork to prosecutors

I've got falafel, hummus, booze, and an evening to myself.

Taliban publicly execute woman near Kabul: officials

(Occupy the Farm) UC Berkeley protesters return to farm uninvited

(Charles) Rangel Holds Lead at End of Vote Count

TPP Stop the Trap Petition Delivered with Over 90,000 Signatures to the USTR

The GOP is one of the most dire threats this country has ever faced

Youth coalition at heart of Egyptian uprising disbands

California Legislators Consider ‘Anti-Arizona’ Immigration Measure

Search 65 million records from the 13 original colonies - Free until midnight July 8

Commentary: 'Fox & Friends' gets Texas town's flag 'ban' wrong

Rain in SW michigan

Science is the Only Objective Truth

Courts have found that incarcerating people for debts they couldn’t afford to pay violates the 14th

A very good article on the Global Warming Hoax!!

What I learned from watching CALIGULA


Mitt Romney's Not the Solution, He's the Problem

Resubmit ERA Counter The GOP Rape Of Women's Rights

The job market is hot in western Canada. Pipeline jobs are being offered to U.S. Vets. Why?

You know I love the Williams family

I wish this for those of you still in the heat...

Great. The heatwave ends, the drought continues, and now we have biting sand flies.

New idea: Let's make Meta like Twitter.

Translating: Tea Party to English

Dog next door often barks. But now he/she is howling like a wolf. Did not know regular

"DAVID KOTOK: LIBOR-Gate Will Take Down Many More Bankers, ..." at Business Insider

Thousands reject Mexican elections results with Mega Marcha protests worldwide

When is Dancing With the Stars' Horses premiering?

Shilling for Romney 2.0 :Despite facts, new Obama ad calls Romney an 'outsourcer'

Climate Change Question

What are you reading the week of July 8, 2012?

Lucky baby golden eagle survives Utah wildfire

Sunday Talk Shows

The Euro Bombshell That Finland Just Dropped

"Workingman’s Constitution" By WILLIAM E. FORBATH at NY Times

... something that will make fundamentalist's heads explode

Anyone ever been to the Meteor Crater in Arizona?

French President Hollande vows new Armenia 'genocide law'

How plane giants descended into global "price war"

Maybe biometric identity data will put an end to Republican voter purges. After all if an iris scan

Capital Account: Steve Keen on the Minsky Singularity and the Debt Black Hole's Event Horizon

Barack my timeline...

Rival supporters clash in Venezuela election campaign

Afghanistan -- Withdrawal operation a logistical challenge

"Weak jobs report will force the Fed to act, but Congress remains paralysed" by Justin Wolfers

Well, this is a strange coincidence ...

Rival supporters clash in Venezuela election campaign

About that bad DNS nonsense that's supposed to be going around . . . .

"The Power Principle" - highly recommended documentary

Copperhead bite kills camper on Current River

The Field & Stream "Gun Nut Survey"*

Conversation w/ a Repub Bank President: "The GOP Congress is to blame for the lackluster economy"

The Libor warnings the Bank was told to heed


If YOU don't teach your kids about science, who will?

Energy cooperatives are booming in Germany

Barclays just the tip of the iceberg as banking braced for more scandals

What it means to be 100% American

Give a Republican a fish and he'll think he learned how to fish.

OMG, Fred Pohl has a BLOG!

Why are Some Union Members So Conservative?

I don't always watch TV... but when I do...

Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Saturday, July 7)

I've been working at a new job for 9 weeks and tonight

The last weather forecast you'll ever need

Anyone else tired of Republicans...?

I just discovered "Bunheads" on ABC Family...

John Rocker on CNN Sounding like an Idiot

Google Announces Global Campaign To Legalize Gay Marriage

FR: If "BHO" is re-elected, TX must secede from the Union!

That Money Could Have Gone To Make Someone Richer!

"An Unlikely Sisterhood: Marilyn Monroe & Ella Fitzgerald"

Will an Independent Scotland Throw Out UK Nukes?

Mr. President, Arctic drilling is too risky

Corn crisis: Crops suffer severe worm damage

Paramilitary's Claim a Rare, Direct Accusation Against Uribe

Emergency managers shop schools to charter operators; teachers fear future

Have Netflix? Check out, "Elephant in the Room."

US beefs up Gulf naval force amid tension with Iran

Mass Mexico City protest against Pena Nieto win

It is time to run Congress like a private business

A friend showed me this game... WHAT YOU THINK???

Enrique Pena Nieto and Opus Dei..................


Rebecca West classic quote

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Hello Hello Hello Edition

So I just discovered Web therapy on the Showtime...

Juan Cole: Top Ten Surprises on Libya’s Election Day

Mr. President, Arctic drilling is too risky By Shannyn Moore

Walker stacks Prosser investigation panel with "fiercely conservative" shills

Groups Shield Political Gifts of Businesses

I had a dream Andy Murray won in 4 sets...

Numbers Tell of Failure in Drug War

Grocery store Purchases that Make you go WTF??????

When It’s the Nurse Who Needs Looking After


Apartment rents rise at highest rate since 2007: Reis

What a weird coincidence...

3 D printing the 'new big thing'?

Update on Legal Challenges to PA. Voter ID Law from The City Paper

2011 drought/heat costliest ever for Texas Ag. Half-billion trees dead.

Raul Castro, 96-year-old former US ambassador and Arizona governor, detained at Border Patrol

JK at Barney Frank wedding

The Expense of Infrastructure in the US

Could you ever vote for someone that professes to believe the world is 6k years old....

I *heart* CSA farms.

Flash floods in Southern Russia kill over 140 people

Socialized medicine saves lives

No correlation between hospital CEO pay and either quality or cost

How an Abandoned Walmart Became an Award-Winning Public Library

Heineman (R-NE), Branstad (R-IA) scornful of Medicaid expansion

Can we please get the spelling right

Can you think of any other GOP candidate that would have been easier to beat than Romney?

Black women are among country’s most religious groups

Sunday's Doonesbury - A day in the life of a Faux Reporter

When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?

A Tea Partier and a Taliban terrorist bump into each other...

Toon: Why Corporations Aren't Hiring

The big multinationals are nothing better than World Class Crooks.

The Times Correction Glacier: Julian Assange

Employer Uncertainty? Give Me A Break

Barney Frank Weds Jim Ready

I'd love to know the flavor profile of HeartGuard.

"How Mitt would turn America into one big Pottersville"

Please select your view

Sen. Kevin Grantham, Colorado Republican, Thinks Ban On Construction Of New Mosques Is Worth Conside

Just got a letter from BC/BS

Apple Australia refuses to sell products to Iranian customers (Australian citizens)


Why are the Koch Brothers Betting on Mitt Romney?

65 years ago, today, an American phenomenon and obsession was born.

I Am Convinced That A Romney Presidency Will Be National Suicide.

List your favorite, go-to cookware.

I was a right-wing child star By Jonathan Krohn in

Global warming is a hoax...

How hot is it? Planes are melting into the tarmac in DC. No, seriously...

The Day The Atheists Came to Church

It seems we're moving toward a Swiss model of health care.

Joseph Stiglitz: Jail the Bankers

Need Advice! I've Had it With My Sunday Newspaper Service!

Bush and Clinton: Bad Lip Reading

Didn't Howard Hughes hire Mormons to manage his finances?

Never a fan of DE VITO, I was impressed with his passing the Graham NORTON wit test

Reminder: Andy Griffith Show marathon today on TV Land

All taxes are bad.

What Is Really In The GOP's Secret Plans Will Shake You

Two actors. You name the classic film.

Medicare premiums

The DUzy Awards for Friday, July 6th, 2012

BTW, anybody know who trashed us?........

"In reality high profits tend much more to raise the price of work than high wages."

Egypt President Mohammed Mursi reverses parliament ban

Cotton Mather ~ Spectral Evidence

Is there a formal movement to push taxation of churches?

Are we at war with the Republican Party?

beac 2 , Yellow Jackets 0 -- It worked AGAIN!!

Wisconsin Lawmaker Introduces Law To Classify Single Parenthood As Child Abuse

NYT: Why Senator McConnell Is So Nervous

Elizabeth Warren (Op-Ed): What Republicans want to take away

Melinda Gates hits ‘war on women’ on eve of family planning summit

“Can you make me love Mitt Romney?”

Will YOU lose the internet on Monday? Here's how to avoid malware meltdown

The more I hear, the more I like Gov. O'Malley

It’s only one link, but it’s one kickass link.

Internet Trolls Up Their Harassment Game With 'Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian'

Life is Like a Box of Secret Offshored Tax-Sheltered Money


Voodoo Economics

(Shadowy) Groups Shield Political Gifts from Businesses

10 bedroom house 4 car garage...$265,000

Placebo effects without deception? Well, not exactly…

Brawling Over Health Care Moves to Rules on Exchanges

Leslie the Wolf Blitzer Chastises Tammy Duckworth for her treatment of Joe Walsh

STAR WARS is for the boys; JAWS is for the men.

Obama-Gates -Duncan-Bloomberg style school "reform" in action:

Under a Lurch the....

New optimism about stemming spread of AIDS virus (AP via Miami Herald)

A glaring example of how far we have fallen

Vanity movies/roles: off on the wrong foot when dialog is like this


Did you know that Gov Rick Scott (FL) died?

Destroying Communities, Abusing Workers: What's (Still) The Matter With Wal-Mart

What Did Reagan Know About the Argentine Dictatorship's Baby Thefts?

My wonderful wife's latest publication

Newark Charter School Steals Taxpayer Funds to Pay Rent on Empty Building

Looking for RW essay about 'women wearing Mary Jane shoes & not heels are not being grownups' --

You might say these are actually atheists trolling to make believers look bad.

This 'hatred' of Obama...

This olympics is going to be a total horror show.

Rambis starts a flood of DUzys

Tips, Tips, and More Tips

Buzzfeed strikes again, gets "Obama Commie Font" story 100% wrong

loved this

Nice Truman post going around on Facebook

Frustration Building

WP: Dawkins: Don’t need God to be good … or generous

How to look your best the morning after - a powerful PSA about domestic violence.

By Amy Goodman : Climate Change: ‘This Is Just the Beginning'

It pays to have kids.

This is fabulous!

Best place to get Obama 2012 magnetic bumper stickers?

A preview of what Arpaio will be claiming in his July 17 Birther press conference.

Pro-Obamacare post seen on Facebook

I can always tell who it is that is watching Fox not-News....

Adrian Peterson arrested in Texas: "Resisting Arrest"


In Obama We Trust (Advocate's First Presidential Endorsement in Decades)

What time, exactly, is oh-beer-thirty?

Mr. Fish Toon: The Body Politic

"A man must always live by his work, and his wages must at least be sufficient to maintain him."

Will the Democratic Party stand up in opposition to Citizens United?

Holding in the fart makes it smell worse.

Mexico: Protests as right claims poll win despite fraud

Where the hell is Romney's senior campaign advisor Eric Fehrnstrom?

Who is this Snooki and why does she have a tv show.

Obvious G.O.A.T. is Obvious (spoiler)

American Express commercial with the stupid ass kayaking person.

So I wrote the manuscript, the query and the synopsis.

Remember Twain's "Huckleberry Finn"?

What if the truth were just too bad for you to be informed of....

Now I lay me down to sleep

Testicle-Eating Fish Species, Caught In Lake Lou Yaeger In Illinois

Romney/Rmoney 2012?

I'm home, AND I brought dinner

Could you vote for someone who believes his underwear is magical?

Best Political Cartoons of the Week

Urge Passage of "Life Without Parole" as the penalty for financial crimes exceeding $10m or affectin

Canadian facing jail for 'breathtaking' theft of U.S. historical artifacts

Jaw-dropping graph of Lake Michigan Temps

Fuck Ann Romney and the horse she rode in on.

Gaza govt begins demolition of homes

Chernobyl's radioactive trees and the forest fire risk

Dolphins corralling bait and feasting

I give you a lot of credit, EFerrari.

Martin O'Malley: 'I've Never Known A Swiss Bank Account To Build An American Bridge'

Walmart steak commercial

Mitt Romney's Offshore Bank Accounts and Tax Returns


Obamacare is why jobs report is so bad

Video about Phoenix, the baby golden eagle saved from a Utah wildfire.

Jan Brewer Asks Supreme Court To Strip Benefits of Same-Sex Partners

Would you donate blood to an unrelated ignorant right wing bagger if it meant saving their life?

Initiative sees observant gays join religious Zionist party

I'm going to bed now

Helpful overview of Libor investigations

Beijing threatens trade action

Laziness level: expert

Why would America elect a man

A reminder.... Republican attacks on Democrats for questioning Dubya....

Mickey Mouse takes NKorean stage in show for Kim

S.F. tries version of Laura's Law for mentally ill

Arizona ranked 3rd in U.S. for unidentified human remains

"We'd better get used to nature's ferocious new face."

Tea Party Goes After Senate's Coalition

"I will preserve and protect a women's right to choose..."

I think the Lounge should have a tv show, it would be interesting.

Norquist is WINNING!

Romney's Increases when he became Governor of MA

The Country's Gay Secrets (things you probably didn't learn in school)

Syrian military holds exercises in show of force

How have the presidents helped me? Let me count the ways...

Jack Abramoff on CNN: Why does US TV book bad guys? (BBC)

Egypt's generals meet on recall of parliament

When Did Nora O'Donnell Move.....................

Kendo in High Speed Camera (slow Mo)

Any political Party that does not represent We, the People, is illegitimate.

I have an idea: Conservative entitlement mentality


I have never had a supernatural experience

We need to start our own News Sites

I have to ask you guys about ringtones

Jesse Jackson Jr.--does he have a touch of "Sing-like-a-Canary-Itis?"

Bobby Jindal - Typical GOP politician...

Still infected, 300,000 PCs to lose Internet access July 9

sign Obama's birthday card

Attorney General Holder pledges to protect the right to vote

The Right’s Warped Racism: The Firing of Joe Williams

Rep. Allen West: Social Security Is ‘A Form Of Modern, 21st Century Slavery’

Texas to test 1965 voting rights law in court

US court says IRA member's secret testimony can be handed over to police

FBI probes $17 million missing from Santa Clara County trusts

Durbin: Romney needs to release tax returns

Obama invites Egypt's Islamist leader to U.S

Global Warming Denier George Will Blames Historic Heat Wave On ‘One Word: Summer’

is this new or known bug? time stamp on alert WAAAYYY off

NYT magazine: The Drone Zone

Badass of the Week. Julie D'Aubigny

Indiana bid to cut Planned Parenthood funds blocked by Medicaid official

Ladies and Gentleman the President of the Untied States

If Mittens picks Condi as his VP, their slogan can be

Unnecessary censorship

The New Meme Everyone Is Going On SSI or Social Security Disability

Abuse at the hands of PA State Troopers

Eagle Scout earns national award for life-saving rescue

"Top five cliches that liberals use to avoid real arguments"

L.A. schools superintendent shaking up district

So Cameron didn't get his photo op at Wimbledon, then?

Insurgent attacks kill 30 in Afghanistan (including 6 NATO troops)

The Most Important Tax in 'Obamacare'

ROUBINI: Break Up The Banks Or Hang Someone In The Streets

Obama aide hints at tax evasion in challenge to Romney to release records

Cisco Does Damage Control over Cisco Connect Cloud Fiasco

Black women are among country’s most religious groups

Excellent essay on Citizens United decision

Up in smoke: how efficient is electricity produced in the UK?

ROFLMAO!!! Charles P. Pierce: Beyond Misery in America: A Modest Proposal for Willard

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, July 10: Star of the Month: Leslie Howard

Lucinda! Wassup? and what are you having for supper Sunday, July 8?

Scotland: Catholic Church declares “war on gay marriage”

This is the Boomer icon: The Lone Ranger trailer, 1956

What should the Giants do with Timmy?

Global Warming in a Jar

Billionaire Koch Comes Out Publicly For Romney With $50,000-A-Head Hamptons Party

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, July 11: Robert Redford

Adbus Salam, Physicist Linked To 'God Particle,' Shunned By Pakistan

I propose making Michael Showalter's "Doug" from MTV's brief-lived comedy show "The State"

FR FLASHBACK 2009: Jonathan Krohn the new REAGAN!

Predict the weather for FURTHUR at Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center (aka "woodstock") 7-15-2012

The article all of your GOP friends, family, and coworkers will fondle themselves over tomorrow

Data are or data is?

Romney Donors Out in Force in Hamptons

Where is my memory faulty?

Barclays just the tip of the iceberg as banking braced for more scandals

Help me get something straight here....

Meanwhile, a big fat GMO gift to Monsanto in the Ag Bill...

Dear Melinda Henneberger: You can raise 5 boys, battle MS & cancer, and still not be a good person

MD Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) hands Romney fluffer Jindal his Romney-loving ASS.

Taxes and Tactics: Labeling To Win (Just like Frank Luntz does)

Egypt's president orders return of parliament

Stealing Elections through Manipulation of County Central Tabulators

O, the negative ions!

Aw, come on.

Keiser Report: Fraud & 60 Orgasms (E311)

News Flash: Obama Adviser Says President Will Not Extend Bush Tax Cuts, Even Temporarily

Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies

Jury call software glitch?

Who put the lie in Libor?

Jesus vs Nazi officer

How Obama Allies Are Defining Romney

If you could date any mass effect character, who would it be?

Romney donors attend Hamptons fundraisers with Perelman and Koch, protest planned

ABC This Week, Terry Moran stage worst talking heads show of the year

Once I had A Garden

Mohamed Morsi to visit US as White House pledges 'new partnership'

Making homemade "fast food" on Sunday

Chinese Leader Calls for Strong Moves to Offset Slowdown

As Florida closed its only TB hospital, CDC warned of outbreak in Jacksonville

Is Candy Crowley a 'paid' Republican operative

How do YOU beat the heat? **Pic**

Why should i (or anyone else) care about the Kardashian's?

Ernest Borgnine has died

20 Photos from Right-Wing and Tea Party Facebook Fan Pages

Do many food-borne microbes survive freezing?

One of the Best Ads So Far Lol!

So my stupid cat goes missing.

A Nudge for our Political Hypocrites. A Little Sunlight Could Help. Please Consider.

The "Monsanto Rider": Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law?

Man Looks for Missing Cat, Finds UFO Instead

Mucho Macho Man scores decisive Suburban victory

Why would trees brown out just a week or so after all that rain we got in Florida?

Libyan plan to build parliament on ruins of Gaddafi's compound

Just saw a guy with a tattoo which I first thought was a Nazi swastika

Hydraulic fracturing process invented by Halliburton and received exemption in 2004 from Clean Air

Neither the Maya Calendar--nor the World--Ends on December 21, 2012

TYT: Bible Used As Punishment For Drunk Driver

RIP Ernie Borgnine

Socialism never took root in America because....

Noah's Ark is amply explained

We've got a Republican Convention to Protest

Meanwhile at the never ending Nazi torch extravaganza

Equine Medication Focus of Senate Hearing

Louisiana lawmaker needs lesson in religious freedom

Feds: Georgia banker missing, so is $17 million

Ernest Borgnine on Brokeback Mountain

The Climate Change Paradox

:) Give it a click, you'll like it

Crustless Pizza (recipe)

Musings by Kerrey's (D-NE) wife: true barbs or a biting wit?

Obama Drops the Hammer and Vows to Kill the Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich

Democrats Pound Romney Over Offshore Holdings

I'll Have Another bids farewell at Hollywood

Is there a server down? - Never mind. It's probably just my really, really bad connection.

Israeli spies behind Iran assassinations: Book

The ACA is better than what we had, but I have no illusions that its major intent was to help people

Today was the first time ever in my life that I saw

July Photography Contest Poll 3

July Photography Contest Poll 2

July Photography Contest Poll 1

How can you detect if your computer has been violated and infected with DNS Changer?

Google Announces Worldwide Campaign To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Kali's career as a telephone customer service representative was short-lived.

I've found this to be annoyingly/hilariously true of most dogs.

Li'l Tiny David Byrne KNEW what he wanted to do with his life from a very early age.

The invention of grammar (and its immediate negative side-effects).

MiddleFingerMom is known far-and-wide for his draggin' ass.

Why didn't a aingle one of you jerks WARN MiddleFingerMom about those damned marker dyes!?!?!?!?

We all think Marxist thoughts every day

July Photography Contest is up

You may say I'm a dreamer...

Dems Paint Romney as “Outsourcer-In-Chief,” But Will Obama’s Trade Deal Blow It?

I gave my dog her weekly bath with her Oatmeal Dog Shampoo and she is now ignoring me.

How does one find others working on same family trees? nm

I made it through detox...

VERY useful explanation of Obamacare

A friend just gave me a Memphis Slim LP from 1968.

Homeland sure is heating up.