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Archives: February 11, 2013

Mitch McConnell Had Previously Floated Karl Rove Idea To Target Weak Tea Party Candidates

Death takes no holiday: Tracking gun violence over one long January weekend

Hearts Week is my favorite time of year at DU!


Seems odd. Chicago police will no longer respond to 911 calls for robberies and car thefts.

2 persons of interest questioned in Hadiya Pendleton's death

Merci beaucoup all you nice people

12 Out-of-the-Box Architectural Oddities

The Piss and Grit of Mary Edwards Walker

I cannot say Thank You enough

Police seeking Dorner opened fire in a second case of mistaken identity

For about another 18 hours...


Barbara Lee: Congress must exert meaningful oversight on drones, and repeal AUMF

World's most beautiful hotel pools


The Grammys, and Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.....

McCain says ‘maybe’ to new taxes to avert sequestration

Ohio’s Governor Proposes $10,000 Tax Cut For Top 1% While Raising Taxes On Poor

Significant storm damage in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Senegal landmine blast in Casamance kills 2(estimated that there are 110 million active landmines)

Money Changes Everything

The Scruffy and the Stuffy Agree: Cap CEO Pay

Drone (cartoon)

Whoa, bad in New Haven. Yale University is closed tomorrow...

Helicopter Crash In Acton, Calif. Kills Three On Reality TV Crew (VIDEO)

Two tunes by other artists on which Jimi Hendrix plays backing guitar

Ugghhh . . . the movie 'W.' is about to start on the Sundance Channel . . .

See, Here's the Thing.

Thank you for the Valentine Hearts!

Putin Turns Black Gold Into Bullion as Russia Out-Buys World

USPS: We Need Help! E-Commerce Is A Huge Opportunity, But We Don't Have The Technology To Keep Up

Sunday Night Heart Give Away

Anyone else get these too often?

Ron Paul files an international lawsuit -- yes, international -- against

LA Archdiocese used cemetery funds to pay for abuse settlements

drone vs. constitution

Watching the Grammys

All I can say is it would totally suck to be a 6' tall 300 lb. black man in southern California

A photo journal worth your time.

More Than Two Dozen Killed in Kumbh Mela Stampede

Question about studio musicians and their pay for my 17 yo son

Thank you very much to the kind soul who gave me a heart :-)

Top U.S. general backed arming Syrian rebels "conceptually"

'Don't Shoot! I'm NOT #DORNER!!' Bumper Stickers Hit eBay (pic)

Is there a "thank you for my heart" thread??

Mississippi (Hattisburg) hit by tornado....Southern Gulf folks, heads up.

If you missed hearing it live, link to my show from Sunday discussing drones with Medea Benjamin

It doesn't pay to mess with seniors

Giving hearts to DU's back-alley Democrats.

It is 7:26 pm, it is taking forever for new show of The Walking Dead to start.

Truthout/Eugene Robinson: Wrong on Drone Hits

Winter storm Orko

Passing this along, w/pic:#Dorner reported sighting near #Northridge Fashion Mall(link added)

You Credit Info All Over Planet Thanks To Credit Reporting Industry Per 60 Mn.

I'm sick and tired of stupid sound engineers.

Dang. That cold finally caught me. Home remedies anyone?

Say a big Thank the Lord the LAPD doesnt have killer drones. Just saying. nm

310,000 still without power in the Northeast

That Time Ronald Reagan Hosted Those 'Freedom Fighters' At The Oval Office

LAPD manhunt: Charlie Sheen's request to Christopher Dorner - 'Call me' [Video]

Almost time for the new "Walking Dead!" **SPOILERS**

Deadly Stampede at the Hindu Festival Kumbh Mela

Concepts of God and Religion

Saturday: 5 degrees and 18 inches of snow; Monday: Rain and 47

That man!

What. What. What. New wingnut conspiracy theory: John Brennan is a secret Muslim sleeper agent

Jennifer Hanson ~ This Far Gone

Can we start a Marriage topic forum???

I'm having an issue with my printer.

Sen Kaufman "Striking Observation" On JPMorgan Chase: Private Lawsuit Found Evidence the Feds Didn't

What has to be said or done in order for you to put someone on ignore in DU?

Thankyou to whomever gave me the heart...

Message to Earthlings From Way out There.

The little Green Man with five hearts is touched

Obama keeps newspaper reporters at arm’s length

Move to Amend proposed 28th Amendment to be introduced in Congress tomorrow

Obama weighing executive actions on housing, gays and other issues

Unpatriotic Condor Runs Away On Center Ice During National Anthem

DC Comics Turns the Occupy Movement Into a Superhero Title

Tawdry allegations may emerge in criminal trial of former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer

Damascus on Edge as War Seeps into Syrian Capital (Monday Reuters update to NYT article)

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 11 February 2013

A warning to college profs from a high school teacher

Gosh. I got a heart.

Tax hikes you may have forgotten about

Lindsey Graham Plans To Block Chuck Hagel, John Brennan To Get Answers On Benghazi

Arab Spring-Style Protests Take Hold in Iraq

Us and Them

Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph dead in the water off of Yucatan

Eighth year of program: Venezuela Donates Free Heating Oil to 100k Needy US Households

Sick of truthers in all forms

Son of Sam..1976 anyone remember?

Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Anyone else feel disturbed watching their ads?

World's largest crocodile (in captivity) is dead (not shot by LAPD)

think I might be a drunk

Richard Wolff talks about worker self-directed enterprises

Krugman: The Ignorance Caucus

Thank you for the heart, whoever you are!

1,000 religious leaders stand up for religious liberty and contraceptive access

Draft Registration Should be Added to the Background Check for

After 2 months absent, still no sign of Chavez

My college town is in shambles, people I love are hurting, and some on DU only care about politics

There's a wikipedia page for "Intergluteal cleft"

3 words for Senator Graham: "My Pet Goat"

Coming to a state near YOU! "Arkansas law jails tenants who don’t pay their rent"

Rand Paul thinks Ashley Judd not qualified not like some congressman's little brat.

Angeles Among Us Pet Rescue (friends) Puppy cam, enjoy

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, February 12: 31 Days of Oscar: RKO Radio Pictures

California lacks doctors to meet demand of national healthcare law

"They're amazing!"

Family Guy - Visiting Ground Zero

Awesomely bad glamour shots

Genetically engineered virus kills cancer


If you were a zombie, how would you want to be taken out?

BREAKING NEWS: Overturning Citizen’s United Not Enough – We the People Amendment Introduced

Obama to Renew Drive for Cuts in Nuclear Arms

The work of Lewis Hines: U.S. Child Labor, 1908-1920

Judge: Bozeman police intentionally erased audio

I heart the hearts I’ve received.

Paterno family: Freeh report 'factually wrong'

What is the salient difference between Dorner and a terrorist?

A song for the night: Natalie Merchant Stonewall Cotton Mill, A Rememberance

Texas church to hold concealed carry classes

Downton was absolutely exceptional tonight, indeed! I was a bit taken back that it was a 2

Re: Dorner, choppers and drones

Just a reminder of how far LGBT Americans have to go (spoiler for Downton Abbey) looks like Taylor Swift's costume designer and choreographer were doing acid.

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, February 13: 31 Days of Oscar: RKO Radio Pictures

Krugman on Obama’s State of the Union: ‘The less he says about the deficit the better’

White residue on the refrigerator drip tray. Should I worry?

Boys' classroom behavior impacts grades, study finds

This tweet just in from Rafalca Romney. Sheds a little (sarcastic) light on a Republican obsession

Where is LynnSin?

Muchas Gracias!

WOW! Did George Will Really Say That?

Fugitive alleged LAPD-killer is first drone target on U.S. soil

Anyone else see the "60 Minutes" segment on credit reporting?

These heart threads are killing Meta LOL

Nevada Assemblyman Brooks arrested on charges of domestic violence, obstruction

Charlie Morgan didn’t get her last wish.

To those who say drones and B-52's are indistinguishable, a question.

Jamiroquai - Stillness In Time

Breaking: LAPD says to nuke Los Angeles from orbit, it's the only way to be sure they get him. n/t

We won't even get to enjoy the snow

Billionaire fracking brothers top donors to Montana political campaigns

Carnival Cruise Ship Adrift Off Mexican Coast After Fire.

The LAPD’s manhunt for Christopher Dorner continues…

Haven't had a TV or been to the cinema for ages & need recommendations for recent movies

I log in on a sunday afternoon and all I can say is

Cantor's Idea On "Smart Cuts" - Reduce The Value Of Federal Employee Pensions -- To Give The Money

Lonely Girl - Dorothy Ashby

My Poem Called Where Were You... For Those Hardcore 2nd Amenders

Coal companies pay 25¢ a ton for coal from public lands turn around and sell it for $35 a ton

Thank you to those that gave me hearts. nm

Some DU "members" shouldn't have any chance of serving on a jury

Sullivan, Indiana, Students Want "Traditional Prom", Gays Banned

LAPD "Block Bingo" Prize At One Million!

Lena Dunham just wrote her own dream scene.

Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking just started

Handsome Boy Modeling School ft Cat Power - I've Been Thinking

Young Fathers - "Romance"

James Blake 'Retrograde'

Cat dead. Mom crazy.

A fantastic letter to the BSA about their policy on LGBT

a mom and her 2 kids

Priceless Dear Abby

Westminster is today (Monday) and Tuesday!

You guys know me...

An(other) unwarranted attack.

Italian meatballs tonight -- made MANY of them (about 2-1/2 lbs) for future use.

Are we really thinking about where all this drone business leads?

Deja who?

Tab for wrongful convictions in Texas: $65 million and counting

Damsel, Arise: A Westboro Scion Leaves Her Church

Aggies swept up in the game of quidditch

Mumford and Sons....

Where is the American People's Cut of Oil and Gas?

Starting South Beach Diet today

The GOP Plan to Flush Your State’s Economy Down the Toilet

Colombia, FARC say peace talks advancing

The GOP Plan to Flush Your State’s Economy Down the Toilet

February 11, 1937 A sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers

Despite Talk Of Cooperation, Democrats Sharpen Political Knives

Got to see Al Gore speak on Saturday Evening

Another thing to "thank" Harry Reid for . . .

That Mississippi twister was huge

The Ollie Chronicles

Afghanistan’s growing number of child drug addicts

Barack Obama is pushing gun control at home, but he’s a killer abroad

'Pope Benedict to resign' - Italian news agency ANSA

Pope to step down 28 February per Italian news and BBC

Why Don't We Fall In Love ~ Love You Tomorrow

Jay Ungar - Ashokan Farewell

Falling lifeboat kills 5 crew on Thomson cruise ship in Canary Islands

So...the Pope is resigning...did any of YOU guys know this was coming?

Bankers vs Consumer Protection toon...

Different Standards

Thank you for the hearts

Today's Non Sequitur The Corporate Philosopher.

Men's World versus Women's World, in politics and in business leadership

Cult accused of grooming sex slaves for 'Christ' busted in Mexico

Joe Madison is getting ready to read the UNEDITED version of Dorners manifesto

Analysis - France runs into German wall on EU growth drive

Bob Marley Baby:

Bad Precedent: Obama’s Drone Doctrine is Nixon’s Cambodia Doctrine (Dietrich)

The Pope is resigning?

Thank you for the hearts!

Timelapse of the 'Snow-pacolypse' in Connecticut (00:46)


The lax regulation of Wall Street is a threat to our economy.

How “Republicans” Kill Government Agencies and Profit Thereby

The Future by Al Gore - (UK version)

Wasn't he supposed to be the last Pope?

Anyone have the results of the Obama staged the Dorner shooting POST?

Secret Wars and No Accountability: 5 Reasons Why 2013 Is Already Year of the Drone

Quietly Killing a Consumer Watchdog

Bogus Child Abuse Charges for Pregnant Drug-Using Moms{fetuside}

Ancient wolf DNA to show how predator became man's best friend

The GOP Plan to Flush Your State’s Economy Down the Toilet

Bhutan Set to Plough Lone Furrow as World's First Wholly Organic Country

A Presidential Decision That Could Change the World: The Strategic Importance of Keystone XL

Footage of Hattiesburg, MS tornado.....

You know you're getting old when...

The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State

Ebay or Etsy? As a seller, which one is better?

Gun owners losing 'Fla. loophole' can't conceal anger

Fuck Christopher Dorner and anyone who sympathizes with him.

There but for MY fortune,. . . (Non Sequitor)

The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida

Yippeeeee! Another 3 months of Pope threads on DU!

Any Catholic can be elected Pope. Do you have any suggestions for the Vatican?

‘Atheist Church’ set to come to Scotland


I have the perfect candidate for the next Pope:

Chris Hedges: The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State

nytimes: (Republicans) Quietly Killing a Consumer Watchdog

In praise of religious arbitration

North Korea: Rumblings from below

Resistance is Not Futile

National Snow & Ice Data Center Unveils New Page - Greenland Ice Sheet Today

Texas ReTHUGs reject Critical thinking in education

CAP: Immigrants Are Makers, Not Takers (Why Heritage Foundation and CIS are wrong)

one of these men will be the next pope

Grayson: “They got rid of me for two years, but now I’m back”

Haiku Thread - post your favorite or make stuff up

The Excellent Age of No-Fuss Drones and Remarkable War

Bosnian bishop says U.S. policy fueling Catholic exodus

An Insider's View of the Progressive Talk Radio Devolution

Dreaming...make the one of the nuns on the bus, the new Pope

Is there something to be read into the Vatican announcement

Blast on Turkey-Syria border kills at least seven: official

The church of the non-believers

Gen. Dempsey: Plans to arm Syrian rebels 'conceptual'

French: Complex trading web in horsemeat scandal

Pretentious Hypocrisy is the Hallmark of Republicans

Worse Than Obama's Kill List? American Support for It

Monday Toon Roundup 1- Security State

Monday Toon Roundup 2- Mail

BREAKING: Shots fired inside Wilmington DE courthouse; several injured (update: shooter killed)

Monday Toon Roundup 3- GOP

Kerry refuses to speak English

Hilariously or Just Sincerely Tragic: Closing Scenes from America’s Afghan War

Monday Toon Roundup 4- The rest

Can you imagine the political chaos at the Vatican about now?

Doctors call for Dr David Kelly inquest to resume

Courthouse shooting in Wilmington, DE: Gunman dead, several wounded - ABC

Mali conflict: French-led forces retake Gao after surprise attack by rebels

WH: SOTU is just the beginning;

help in finding statistics

168 cadavers to the Bello Monte morgue in 10 days (Spanish)

Is the Pope's resignation the result of one of the scandals?

Palestinian farmer, activist, filmmaker — and Oscar nominee

VA Gov seeks to deny Obamacare to thousands of state employees

the parties aren’t just divided on values and policy views, they’re divided over epistemology

Wind power capacity grew 20% globally in 2012, figures show

Just tried to serve on a jury -- the post i was looking at had a link to another post and I was not

I hate these hearts. It makes me feel like we are in high school and the cool people are

Max went to the Bridge on Saturday.

Several shot in Delaware court, authorities say

Philippine town mourns largest captive crocodile

Sen. Feinstein’s Claim of Single-Digit Drone-Related Civilian Deaths Clashes with Reality

Now if all of the Cardinals eligible to vote have twitter accounts...

Report: Midwest firms coupled to high-speed rail

Obama Poised to Pop His Unilateral Prez Power on Mortgages, LGBT Rights, Climate Change Initiatives

Why do most people hold their breath or take shallow breaths when they are upset, scared, etc?

Bin Laden Killer, Feeling Betrayed by U.S. Government, Steps into the Limelight. Kind Of.

Pope Benedict XVI to resign, citing age and waning energy

Dr. Steven Chu Sec of Energy responded to 'The Onion"

Mountain Dew wants to Kickstart your breakfast

BHO is just "Standing his ground" armed with drones

I'm pretty sure my hearts came from this group.

The NRA vs. America

Papal resignation as ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ SQUIRREL!!

Tom Tomorrow: Professor Droney

A Million Thanks, Secret Admirer, for your hearts!

How about Rick Santorum for Pope?

I nominate Cardinal Bernie Law (R) for Pope

Thom Hartmann: A New Manhattan Project

Seniors and Vets to Crash ‘Fix the Debt’ Party Hosted by Honeywell CEO

DU: Adbot goes amusingly off the rails again

Immigration Is The Only Viable Retirement Plan

The comeback we'll be hearing for the rest of the year:

As a liberal Catholic, my platform for the new pope.

How to Finally Expose the NRA, as a Mere Shill for Gun Manufacturers

It's The Settlers - Not The Ultra-Orthodox - That Threaten Israel Most

Democrats Have a Unique Constitutional Duty to Check, Balance the President

Ratheon "RIOT" Program (Holy S*** Scary!!)

I'm handing out hearts today...the buttering up starts in 3, 2, 1...

Flaws Discovered In U.S. Missile Defense System

Vos finds new way to hit up lobbyists

I'm thankful...

Some Unexpected (But Most Welcome) Bird-Feeder Guests.

Transit Riders Get Fit, Stay Relaxed

Go To Everest College!

With an Eye on South Carolina, Lindsey Graham Takes Aim at Chuck Hagel

Cat playing charades with its owner.

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes Accuses Obama of Fomenting Hate

Two last snow shots

EDUCATION is the most powerful weapon

I think this Pope was a placeholder and planned to retire from the start.

Wendell Potter: Big Pharma's Stranglehold on Washington


The men who believe porn is wrong

Public Alert: Hearings on Duke Energy-Progress Energy Integrated Resource Plans.

Republicans Push Back as Rove Aims to Appoint Himself Kingmaker

Question about a retired Pope.

Kansas Koch Brothers Fund Bogus Studies to Kill Renewable Energy

HOA costs community $400,000 fighting "Obama for President" sign

I can't speak french. Hell I can barely speak english But....

Cool pic: Clearing the way for the "T" after a monster snowstorm

DUers explain how toilet paper works to each other --in detail

Married DUers: Do you take separate vacations than your spouse?

NRA: 'Connecticut Effect' Has Delayed Group's Lobbying Against Gun Control

Ally Financial Sees Full Tarp Repayment by '14 on Auto Lending Strength

Designer and developer Faruk Ate says that sexism is hurting our industry

Death takes no holiday: Tracking gun violence over one long January weekend


Jim Greer enters guilty plea to theft, money laundering

American Dream 2013: Pick Your Parents, Turn In A Killer, Win The Lottery or Break The Bank At Vegas

Fairfax fine-tuning bus plans for Silver Line

Tweety: support drone policy because Leon Panetta goes to church

Thanks for the hearts, they come at the perfect time.

Three Dead in Delaware Courthouse Shooting in Wilmington

Jim Greer enters guilty plea to theft, money laundering

Stay at home dad, stuck in the middle of nowhere bringing up a 17th month old daughter. What to do?

Wow! I haven't been around much, and I still got hearts

Single-Payer Bill to be Re-Introduced this week!

Single-Payer Bill to be Re-Introduced this week!

Today in Peace and Justice history on February 11, 1990

Today in Peace and Justice history on February 11, 1990

today in women's herstory

rand paul is going to give the teabaggers response to the sotu

LaPierre on the Loose (cartoon)

are paying bills online always better than writing checks?

Pope Ratzinger is retiring?

Thank you!!!

Honey has taken to barking very obnoxiously.

a biography of the day-lydia maria child (author, abolitionist, women's and indian rights activist)

Uribe aides might go to jail over fraudulent reelection referendum process .

Just lion around

This Future Map Of The United States Is Way Cooler Than Any Current Map Of The United States

Best way to watch State of the Union

Is our college students learning?

a biography of the day--hannah callowhill penn (2d wife of PA founder william penn)

Many thanks for my hearts. You're too kind..n/t

Solar industry grapples with hazardous wastes

US Killed Hundreds of Children in Afghanistan, Says New Report -- US Rejects Report

Nancy Pelosi: Seniors won't "evaporate from the face of the earth," don't raise Medicare age!

Facism mounts a comeback in Italy

Leaked FARC documents reveal Uribe assassination plot

Rand Paul Goes Rogue, Set To Deliver Unauthorized Tea Party Rebuttal To President Obama

some quotes of the day-elizabeth I

Not an OKC fan, but Kevin Durant is a class act--cleaning up the NBA image:

Things about The Walking Dead that bother you

Voting in the Italian Elections (Help!)

The scandal-plagued pope does the unthinkable. It's the best choice he's ever made for the Church

Fukushima Cover-Ups Drive Down Japan's Media Rating

I suggest a ban on this Indiana teacher because she has no 'clue'

Ever rant on about someone without realizing they're standing there listening?

Pope Benedict XVI - You Are Only As Sick As Your Secrets

Young, Liberal and Open to Big Government

The Rude Pundit: Lindsey Graham Doesn't Like Lying Unless He's One of the Liars

HELP PLEASE: Black Box Command Like Pop Up "0 Files Copied" etc....

In Ecuador, a new learning centre combines garbage and gigabytes

Wham! ~ Everything She Wants

Which DU'er should be the new Pope??

Thank you for the heart! I can't believe it, I had no idea anyone on this forum knew I was here

Armed Pro-Gun Protesters Occupy Oregon State Capitol

Dear Paterno family, thanks for reinforcing my disgust of Joe Paterno

Former YouTube cat star

Does this mean God made a mistake?

Christian Conservative Facebook Posts

Satellite image of Nemo shows... an eye?


Had to dig another grave this morning

3 hearts! What a

NRA's "The Connecticut Effect": The Newtown shooting = A setback that will blow over

Bulldozers and More Talks: Paving the Road for a New Status Quo

Pic Of The Moment: Pope Resigns, Search For New Pope Begins

How Fast Food Workers Super-Sized Their Pay in New Zealand

Why The Gun Lobby Is Terrified Of California - from Mother Jones - *5-cent tax on each bullet*

Colombian army must apologize for paramilitary massacre: Tribunal .

The best explanation I've seen of why saving the Post Office is so important

BREAKING: Department of Defense extends benefits to same-sex military families.

Poignant report puts damper on Colombia's day of the journalist .

Memo to Kanye West from America: Go ahead and interrupt Taylor Swift now. It's okay.

Bad economic news today: Pope unemployment now at at 100%

Has Obama Kept His Open-Government Pledge?

Support Growing For Rogue LAPD Officer Chris Dorner...Facebook Page Proclaims "Dorner For President"

Colombian judge convicts ex-contractor in Drummond union leader killing

Karl Rove and the conservative movement's never-ending gravy train

shit. got a really sick birdie.

The GOP “civil war” is going to make both sides rich

Does anyone really think the Pope's resignation is about anything other than child abuse?

8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance Student-Loan Debt.

Four More People Were Wounded....

Flashback: Glenn Greenwald writing about Bush in 2006

Last night while tornadoes sruck Miss. & Ala. some Du-ers were arguing for NO aid for victims.

Does anyone still have the meme about corporations not paying taxes?

ZDNet: iOS 6.1 banned from corporate servers due to Exchange snafu

Let's Play: What They Really Mean

With Benedict resigning, can a Latin American claim papacy? (Reuters)

Cardinal Peter Turkson, one of the favorites to be new pope.

KRUGMAN: "Willful Ignorance MATTERS"

It's Time to Treat Senate Republicans Like Adversaries in a Trade War

Michelle Malkin defends Obama from her own staff

Panetta Signs Memo Extending Benefits to Same-sex Partners

Conservative Advocates: Violence Against Women Act Unfair To Men

Pope, Schmope

The righties are blaming Obama for the pope's resignation.

The bizarre stories of the four other popes to have resigned in the last 1,000 years

Pope Snow-Blower-Mobile?

Teacher Says Gays Have No Purpose In Life, Wants LGBT Kids Banned From Prom

NOT SPONTANEOUS! - Koch/Big Tabacco Planning Tea Party Since 2002, New Research Paper Reveals

Caption Time!!

Could this be the reason Republicans are in a panic over the current foreign policy debate?

"The People’s Republic of California needs to stand down the LAPD and disarm it.."

Comedienne Sarah Silverman’s sister arrested at Western Wall in Jerusalem for wearing male prayer sh

Two new breeds at Westminster >>

Americans for Responsible Solutions: "Let's Get This done"

Sculptures made from oreos

So many crossings . . . . .

The Associated Press Mens Top 25 Poll 2/11/13

Part 2/5 - The Intelligence Squared Debate Christopher Hitchens

How the Right-Wing's Infamous ALEC Is Attacking Renewable Energy Initiatives

Scott Walker Dropped the Bomb Two Years Ago Today and Wisconsin’s Economy is Still Shattered

Rising Voice of Gun Ownership Is Female

Calling Fr. Guido Sarducci!!

Will the next Pope be non-European?

LOLGOP tweet about new Pope

Pope Benedict Takes an Early Retirement—Can Popes Do That?

Republicans on the Sequester: Then and Now

Those we love, after 02.11.13. Post their pictures here.

FARC 'ready' to surrender captive officials .

Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue Reaches Out to Female Readers With... Beach Beauty Tips?

The Tea Party alternative to Facebook is attracting some real "intellectuals"

upside to the Pope retiring: the old Pope can train the new Pope

Is Faith Compatible With Reason?

Johnny the rat goes down; this is a time to rejoice.

The Conscience of a Corporation

The Conscience of a Corporation

FREE AT LAST Mandela salutes a new dawn (23 years ago today)

Conservative PACs are a money making con job.

Republicans Ditch Plan To Walk Out On Hagel Vote

Saturday Night Live - Dress Rehearsal C-Span Chuck Hagel Hearings

This grammy dress reminded me of a fashionable Morticia.

Rick Perry Keeps Silent As Immigration Reform Debate Moves Forward

My manifesto: When you shoot unarmed bystanders, you're the bad guy.

Yep. We have a spending problem. We're not spending enough.

Defense Department Offers Limited Benefits To Military Same-Sex Partners

The loss of God

Congressman seeks to overturn Citizens United

How the moral majority are making the religious a minority

How to tell if that guy w/ an AR-15 in the grocery store is a gun nut or mass shooter?

Missouri Synod president apologizes for Newtown interfaith ‘debacle’

Fill in the latest appropriate update.

Georgia Will Execute An Intellectually Disabled Man Next Week Unless The Supreme Court Intervenes

Fear of a Black Gun Owner

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaires

Edmonton romantics to deliver 1,000 love letters, to strangers

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

Diana Lightfoot appointment

So is a retired pope still infallible or is he always wrong like all other men?

Right-Wing Related Question

Human Rights Campaign: Benefits For Gay Service Members ‘Historic Step’

MPs want no delay to government-backed pension changes

"Most quotes you find on the Internet are inaccurate."

White House: Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Is Off The Table

First hymnal for Atheists

Bill Maher had Julian Assange on the show

Alright, which one of you bastids did this?

Rebels' raid poses Mali guerrilla war threat for French

What's for Dinner ~ Monday Feb 11th

Thank you, anonymous donors for the hearts!

Young People More Likely To Favor Socialism Than Capitalism: Pew

Posted without comment

Pope Pulls A Palin

Mr. Fish Toon: Pope Goes The Weasel

California 7th Grader Launches Hello Kitty into space

SHOCKING: The Truth About Who's Running The NRA

NRA: "Those aren't wounds. They're..

5 States To Avoid If You Aren't A Fan Of Gun Deaths

Robin should just stay off of Facebook altogether

***OFFICIAL Why the Pope Quit Internet Meme thread**** Post yours here.

Anyone here have experience with C-PTSD?


So will "Is the Pope a Quitter?" replace "Is the Pope Catholic"?

A matter of the heart…

"Resigning for health issues" my ass!

Follow me

Only you can prevent faucet fires.

Senate Panel Sets Tuesday Vote On Hagel Nomination

Egypt orders cleric held over ElBaradei death call

OMG he can move his tail.

Hitchens would be proud...

Is there any religious basis for "tough love"?

How Do You Defeat a Dictator When He Gets to Write the Rules?

Original Sin - Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people

Finally decided to de-lurk...

Bipartisan Bill and Obama Speech to Put Spotlight on Gun Safety

Specials on southwest air the past couple of weeks -

Astronomers unveil contest to name Pluto's moons

Patience Runs Out: EU To Crack Down on Israeli Settlement Products

Co. DA shows the right way to handle an investigation into sexual abuse of minors

Why is Ted Nugent being allowed to attend the State of the Union address?

Dogs understand human perspective, say researchers

Sinead rips up the Pope's picture (1992)

Child Molestation is Expensive

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Excoriates Congress For Failing To Boost The Economy

Happy White Shirt Day!

Nadal loses to Zeballos in Chile final

Family Cleans House, Finds Pet Tortoise (happily alive) Missing Since 1982

David Hasselhoff sings for Pope Benedixt XVI

Paul Krugman: The Right’s Stuff

Hey Juror #3 - That was not necessary

the Pope made me think of one of my favorite Dilbert's

Dorner admitted to killings, targeting lesbians for being 'misandrist' and defended Chick Fil-A

Nuclear Tops YouGov Poll for Britain’s Future Energy Needs

Which GOP House rep(s) or Senator(s) will heckle the President at the SOTU? Maybe Nugent?

The Right2Water European Citizens' initiative obtains 1 million signatures (next stop the EC)

After Threatening the President's Life, Ted Nugent Rewarded with Ticket to the State of the Union

Rep. Alan Grayson's Big Swing

Win a trip for you and a guest to Washington, DC for the DGA Winter Meeting.

Texas Congressman Invites Ted Nugent, Who Threatened The President’s Life, To The State Of The Union

Why do you think the pope decided to bag it?

70,000 horses 'unaccounted for' (Northern Ireland) possibly sold illegally for meat

Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm

For my fellow non-watchers of the Grammys, a lyrical challenge

Iranian ambassador: ‘High five’ with female MP didn’t break Islamic law

Gas company targets protected Manú park in Peruvian Amazon

Fear of a Black Gun Owner - The NRA Supported Gun Control When The Black Panthers Started Packing

Gas company targets protected Manú park in Peruvian Amazon

Our Armed Forces are the most powerful on earth, more than the next 16 nations combined ...

More people could learn from this quotation....

I like to give hearts to people with low heart counts.

A penguin nursery, filmed for the first time after BBC cameramen hid their cameras inside fake birds

Israel firms invest in Cyprus energy search

Purple smoke reported at the Vatican.

Der Spiegel: Pope Benedict Polarized More Than Unified

Jay Dee - rico suave bossa nova

How the Scots-Irish Invented Fundamentalism

Navy Seal who allegedly shot Bin Laden says US military has abandoned him

if the opposite of pro is con...

Appreciation thread for Make7

China tightens concert rules after Elton John's 'disrespectful' Beijing show

Sagan on Changing Positions

For those of you wondering what the next Pope will be like

Gov. Benigno Fitial of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Impeached in 16-4 vote

While at least they defended their second Amendment rights

Immigration cap drags on US manufacturing (Financial Times code for CHEAP LABOR?)

Jason Lewis: Circumnavigating the world using bikes, roller blades, paddle boats-13 years

As a Catholic, I hope the Church uses this as a chance to modernize.

Canto de Ossanha

Homophobic Students, Teacher Want to Ban Gays From Indiana High School Prom

a great big THANK YOU to whoever gave me a heart--what a warm and wonderful thing on this

The Seal Who Killed Bin Laden is Screwed - No Pension - No Health Insurance

What regnal name should the next pope take for his papacy?

Thesaurus definitions of Liberal and Conservative.. LMAO

This Day in History: February 11th, 2006: Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots his friend

A heartfelt thank you to whoever gave me a heart. n/t

Japan's incredible shrinking building

"DOJ kill list memo forces many Dems out of the closet as overtly unprincipled hacks"

"Not Chris Dorner..."

I heart my heart. Thank you to my heart donor!

Just signed up for another internet 'phone conference' with POTUS

Thank you for my heart!

Your hearts make my heart glad!!

Chris Hedges: The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State

I don't do many OP's, but considering

Overcoming a handicap:

It was suggested I post this here, in response to the leaping "sner" ermine:

Thank you for my three hearts,

is this a good idea? whenever there is some sort of disaster that requires outside aid and

So.... that will be Ex-Benedict, then?

Bebel Gilberto - August Day Song ( King Britt Remix )

What will happen if this man becomes Pope?

Rep. Bob Hagan asks: Why no arrest for toxic waste dumpers?

California Democrats consider giving lawmakers more say over initiatives

The Juicehead's Guide to the Tour de France

Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks See how much money people make in every neighborhood in America

Rosalia De Souza - Bossa 31

To whomever donated a heart to me -

Police Raid San Bernardino Apartment After Dorner Call

To whom ever will donate a heart

I think we should have tomato-splats instead of hearts on everyday DU.


Teacher Raped By NYPD Cop Goes Public, Wants Albany To Change Rape Laws

First, I hear that Jon Bon Jovi's daughter nearly OD's on a heroin pill

San Francisco River - Airto

Thank you

More Facebook stupidity

Gas company targets protected Manú park in Peruvian Amazon

New Study Finds Koch Bros. Tried to Start Tea Party Movement in 2002

Climate Change Forces Halt In Ethanol Production

Thank you for the heart

Flora Purim - Nana

John' I got 98 percent of what I wanted' Boehner

Thank you very much for the hearts, you wonderful DUers.

The husband of one of mr. froggy’s sisters is

"What’s depressing about all this is that Say’s Law is a primitive fallacy"

Take It Easy My Brother Charlie - Astrud Gilberto

Black 7-Year-Old Genius Invents Mobile Video Game

What in the world is NY thinking? raising taxes on people in destroyed homes

Pope Resigns Amid New Docs: Several letters to Ratzinger from Mahoney, 30,000 pages Re: Sex Abuse

Ted Nugent Should Be Denied Admittance To The Capitol By The Secret Service.

At 3:57 this afternoon, a wonderful DUer gave me a heart!

Apple CEO Tim Cook to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during Tuesday's State of the Union address

Ron Paul Seeks UN’s Help In Domain Ownership Dispute

Thank you!

What Global Warming Looks Like

Need help deciding new rifle

Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 - Day Tripper

VA adds 1,000 mental health professionals to staff

Forward On Climate

Student hurt in accidental shooting at KUAF talks

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 + Tom Jones - Mas Que Nada

Snowstorm shuts down expensive nearly useless solar plant in Massachusetts.

The Committee vote on Hagel is tomorrow. After that there will be holds.

Where were you when Benedict was elected?

Westminster tonight at 8:00 EST, CNBC.

Pubic Lice Endangered due to-Ahem-Habitat Loss

Paloma Gomes - Canta Bahia

Pics from a Safari in India. Dial up warning...

Astronomers unveil contest to name Pluto's moons

Will the next Pope be a woman. Absolutely NOT!

Republican SOTU guest Nugent: Jackson & Sharpton "would be lisping their ebonic mumbo jumbo"

What do you call the front limbs on a cat?

BHO will never ever sign a cut to SS

Cool Democrat St Patty's Day stuff

So, I have a dream. No, I mean I HAD a dream.

2013/2014 MA US Senate Election and MA Governors Election.

sherwood forest ren faire

So we finally met with the firemen. They were the best.

Tree Die-off Triggered by Hotter Temperatures

If one had a post hidden in response to another poster who is now PPR'd...

Not all DU Dorner Jurors get it wrong

So Palin shows up at Chris Kyle's memorial in TX today and bad mouths POTUS on FB

Maria Bethânia - A Felicidade

raptor show at the ren faire

*Guy, or author about Bin Laden shooter, interview

Tweety is disecting the war criminal of a Dick

FLASHBACK: Cindy Sheehan arrested for wearing antiwar shirt to Bush SOTU speech

A New Harvard Report Probes Security Risks of Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Elis Regina - Folhas Secas

In SPITE of the LAPD, a Brotha needs his Brisk

Miami Hurricanes move up to No. 3 in AP Top 25

If I were Obama I'd walk TOWARD Ted Nuggent to shake his hand....

Elton John's Pal Rush Limbaugh Links Same-Sex Parenting To "Be[ing] Able To Marry Your Dog"

He might as well have added, “You know, for a chick.”

Bisphenol A Affects Sex-Specific Reproductive Behaviors in a Monogamous Animal Species

But there's varmints in them thar banks!

Oh, and one last thing Mr. Pope

How long before DU does an about face on Bush?

This guy looks kinda like Skinner

Former state GOP chairman Jim Greer pleads guilty to theft, money laundering

Petition to DC Comics to Drop Orson Scott Card as writer

US Labor Secretary criticizes state unemployment bill

Attorney General Beau Biden statement, shooting:

Fine dining

Light & Shadows

Why did the pope retire?

Dems need to get tougher with GOP over Chuck Hagel

A Compendium of Leviathans

I DO NOT CONSENT! Jan 24 2013.

Bolt of lighting strikes Vatican same day as Pope calls it quits. When it comes to omens is

Is there a website that shows Obamacare vs No Obamacare for the future?

Texas man convicted in '81 stabbing death freed

My nomination for the new Pope

$130 for an 8-lb turkey; $17 for 1.5lbs of chicken breast

Yeah, that's going to leave a scratch

Sullivan High School Students, Teacher Fighting For 'Traditional' Prom That Would Ban Gays


Let's Spoon.

Sooooooooo the Catholic church is gonna have 2 dads??????

Hey, hey, just saw Tammy Baldwin on the Senate floor with Al Franken.....

I want to go the Heaven where gay folks are welcome.

Pope Musings....

Today's Huffington Post Headlines:

Eric Cantor on the sequester: 'We're going to hurt a lot of people'

Was Whitey Bulger trapped by his hatred of President Obama?

"A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,

I'm taking myself on a date for Valentine's Day.

The third secret of Fatima.

Meanwhile, Driving around Los Angeles...

Cardinal linked to Los Angeles abuse cover-up to take part in papal selection

Wonder if this documentary influenced Pope Panzer...


The problem runs a lot deeper than Ted Nugent

I like this commercial for HEB.

I was a "draft dodger"

Dark Money Groups Have Ulterior Motives For Opposing Hagel

I can't think of a better way to send off the Pope than with Tim Minchin (NSFW!)...

Michael Vick signs with the Eagles for one more year

Sea Shepherd takes a new tack, suing Japanese whalers for ramming its vessel

Jamie Foxx Racist? Actor Faces Backlash After Saying Black People Most Talented at NAACP Awards

Does Monty Python come to mind for anyone else when they read this quote about the Pope's decision?

Pakistan tests short-range nuke-capable missile

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

American Horror Story

Huckabee: Obama Should Pardon Pollard During Visit

Gender Based Violence Protection substitute amendment rejected

Did President Obama Single Handedly Prevented A Third American Conflict In The Middle East?

Lone Liberal Rumble - MI Right to Work for less law

NLRB sets re-run election at Kaiser Permanente to begin April 5

Why won’t Europe state the obvious about Hezbollah?

Decision on U.K. Nuclear Plans Delayed

Weird glitch: When I click on "show" a hidden post, I get "Not Found" [SOLVED]

It's time for some Lundi Gras!! Post your favorite Carnival songs.

Is there a possibility that DU Admins would allow a "Lean Left" Forum?"

Occam's Razor and the Pope

(California) In-state oil fields don't all meet standard (some “dirtier” than tar sands)

Time to squelch the false rumors about Dorner and drones.

Maker's Mark to add more water to bourbon

Freedom Works Exposed as Behind Opposition to Violence Against Women Act

CNN: Should We Use Drones in America? .

What do you do when someone you trusted turns on you?

Kill List Exposed: Leaked Obama Memo Shows Assassination of U.S. Citizens "Has No Geographic Limit"

Cap-and-trade is still alive in New England. Is it working?

Sunk: The incredible truth about a ship that never should have sailed

UPDATE 3-Finland's Olkiluoto 3 reactor seen delayed to 2016

Why do we expect change?

Lightning strikes St. Peter's hours after Pope resigns.

I’m telling you this is one of the great songs ever.

Daniel Ellsberg: NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision is Part of "Systematic Assault on Constitution"