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Archives: December 6, 2014

Keeping the yuletide gay

George W. Bush refers to Hillary as his sister-in-law.

I just had a frontierland experience that caused me to pause.

Phil Borges

For those of us relatively new to activism

University of New Mexico investigated over sex assaults response

William Donohue admits God is not infallable

Syria's al Qaeda offshoot Nusra says it killed Lebanese soldier

Prosecutor's Use of "Dixie" Song Spurs Appeal

Iran confirms it carried out air strikes against Islamic State extremists in Iraq

Stock Market at all time high, oil prices at all time low, 300,000 jobs created, NASA doing well but

"We told him (Pres. Obama) that the country was on the brink"

Management Genius Mitt Romney: 22 Staff Members Had To Approve Every Tweet

Kerry urges caution over timing of releasing U.S. torture report

(Miami) Protesters Shut Down I-195

New York protests stoke national outrage on police violence

Egypt government denies fabricating evidence in Mohamed Morsi trial

"But we can't be friends..." "Why not?" "Because you're Chinese,.. don't like Chinese People"

I wish the Dems and liberal pundits would use the term "working class" rather than "middle class."

When Justice died

Fast-Food Strikes Hit Record Numbers, Span 190 Cities

China arrests ex-security chief for corruption, leaking secrets

Do I have this right: Obama shouldn't get credit for saving the US economy

Keith Olbermann: Protesting And Sports Have Always Mixed

CBS stations pulled from Dish Network in contract dispute

A family member and childhood friend, my age, passed away.

Do people really carry firearms in their waistband?

NYC, Chicago, a few other big cities...

A nugget of hope from Chris Rock

UN: parents of missing Mexican student teachers are at risk and need protection

boy, 12, kills himself after 'he was bullied (cross post from GD)

G clef

"In the criminal justice system,

When fleeing from Titans, it's best to be driving a Subaru

Rats are So Disgusting

Obama Nominates Ashton Carter For Defense Secretary

Candy Crowley Leaving CNN

The Atlantic: What if Eric Garner Had Been White?

California's Drought Worst in 1,200 Years, Researchers Say

Odd experiences with cops?

Did you know that in the 1970's UCLA ran "The Feminine Boy project" An aversion therapy and

Burial ground nominated for recognition

Should outrage for Cosby be tempered by the death of his son - shot by a racist.

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseeker Check In!! Hands Up – its Friday

Breaking: Durham NC Protesters Shut Down Durham Freeway

Rabbis Recite Kaddish, Jewish Mourning Prayer, For Eric Garner, Later Arrested In NYC Protest

Baylor QB Bryce Petty cleared to play vs. Kansas State

Friends mourn boy who killed himself

Yet another brilliant political analysis from Julian Assange!

Friday Talking Points (329) -- 'Tis The Season

Cablevision and CEO James Dolan Found Guilty of Multiple Violations of Federal Labor Law

Moderate California Democrats heading to Napa policy retreat

Joy From the World

Don't Forget what your "God Book Says", Southern Man!!!

x-post, Diverse-Holiday-Feasts-From-Five-New-York-Families

You want song covers? I got 'em!

The US is still the only developed country that doesn’t guarantee paid maternity leave

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Weekend! Weekend Economists December 5-7, 2014

US 'Considering' Economic Sanctions On Israel Over Settlement Plans

Happy Birthday, Numa Numa....

"Call the Midwife". Really?

News Report

I still love this!

Guest Lineups For The Sunday News Shows

McDonald's Worker: I'm Striking Because My Son Needs Clothes (protest photos union activity RAISE$)

McDonald's Worker: I'm Striking Because My Son Needs Clothes (protest photos union activity RAISE$)

McDonald's Worker: I'm Striking Because My Son Needs Clothes (protest photos union activity RAISE$)

Jimmy Buffett

Stocks rise after hiring surge; Dow misses 18,000

Thank you Sen. Tammy Baldwin!!

What does this mean?

Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

TZ builder, labor union still locked in pay dispute

TZ builder, labor union still locked in pay dispute

Remember when "Obamacare" was going to crush the job market?

TV ads aim to show the human side of FairPoint strikers

Oh. My. God. This country is in meltdown...

Something to consider about the TPP and being num 2.

Moyers: The Story Behind the Story of Those Huge Corporate Tax Cuts

500,000 Filipinos evacuated as storm's path widens

Multiple people stabbed on Amtrak train from Chicago to Port Huron

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Marvel's Doctor Strange

Los Angeles police investigating Cosby abuse claim

Chicago Police Kill 51!

AP: How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

Professors and Experts Argue for Prison System Reform

FairPoint strike enters 50th day

Omaha gas down 10 more cents in 5 days $2.69

I just had a horrifying thought about the CFB playoff

After Ferguson and Eric Garner decisions, white Christians say it’s time to stand with blacks

U.S. to Continue Racial, Ethnic Profiling in Border Policy

Eradicate Rats and Protect Hawaii's Stunning Endangered Forest Birds!

RingTales - Open Season

Protests against police violence flare for third night in New York

Congress sends president bill to cut Nazi benefits

Evening Hymns. What a wonderful group

The Unprecedented Scale of the #BlackLivesMatter Protests

Arrests made as protesters block Durham streets

5 Ways to Tell If Conspiracy Theories Are True

Protesters Crowd Stores, Shut Down FDR Drive Again Over Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case

Lost story of German Latin Americans interned during second world war

Jets' Sheldon Richardson stands by his comment that Ferguson cop Darren Wilson is a 'pig'

Lost story of German Latin Americans interned during second world war

But why are they burning their own?

Photo of the Day

10% of Colombia families live in absolute poverty

UN congratulates Colombia over peace talks restart

Immigration Expert Blasts Wash. Post's Defense Of Faulty Fact Check.

Longtime Brazos County Democratic Party Chair Maggie Charleton retiring to North Carolina

Poll on right to work

Ebb and Flow of Privatized Water – From Buenos Aires to Atlanta, From Mozambique to France

Silent March in Tokyo "Black Lives Matter"

An Indigenous View on #BlackLivesMatter

Martins Beach, Calif.: Billionaire loses again in court over access

Some people want to de-racialize "Black Lives Matter" to "All Lives Matter"

Snowden film 'CitizenFour' wins top documentary award

George W. Bush's latest "Oh shit!" moment.

Judge orders billionaire to open gate to Martins Beach

Why aren't minorities carrying openly?

Leaked Audio Shows Egypt's Coup Leaders as a Criminal Syndicate

Mass transit works. Mono rails and urban cable cars use the space above roads

While Democratic Underground conjures up mysterious "juries"...

Daily Holidays - December 6

groovin in the small hours to a new fave...Smokey Brights

I'm seeing reports on Facebook that the LA police have shot and killed an unarmed protester.

Mekons - Now we have the bomb (VIDEO)

Anti-vaxxers caught on hidden camera: ‘Measles is a harmless disease, so give your kids sugar pills’

American hostage killed in Yemen

2-Faced Cat, Frank And Louie, Dies At 15

How America Is Like A Bad Boyfriend

Obama says he willing to defy Democrats on his support of Trans-Pacific Partnership

'Citizen Koch' documentary shortlisted for Best Documentary Oscar

Pittsburgh mayor goes undercover collecting garbage; handling chainsaw on reality show.

Gardening under lights

Bullying Claims Another Victim: Family, Friends Remember 12-Year-Old Boy Who Committed Suicide

Candy Crowley Out at CNN

Brooklyn killing: Grand Jury to be impaneled.

Ashton Carter Predicted 9/11

The Whole World's Watching: U.S. Cop killings now on page 1 of a conservative German newspaper

Little 12 year-old boy commits suicide after years of bullying

Why did police kill black teen Cameron Tillman?

Strange Bedfellows Are Blocking The McConnell-Obama Trade Deal (TPP)

How did the calf get on the porch?

Why I miss Keith Olbermann so much.

Human Fly

Global Capitalism: November 2014 Monthly Update

The Sad State Of American Inequality In 12 Charts

Residents sue State of Ohio, Gov Kasich, & 2 oil companies

Police Shoot, Kill Man With Pocket Knife Near Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Man Behind the Hacking: Talking to Guccifer (NYTimes)

Opposite to history, TPP is designed to STRENGTHEN (not weaken) monopolies

IMO, Police should keep their glocks locked in the trunk while on patrol.

Weekly Address: Ensuring Americans Feel the Gains of a Growing Economy

DU response times?

The New Republic Movie: Shattered Glass

Elizabeth Warren Doesn't Like This Treasury Nominee. Here's Why.

Residents sue State of Ohio, Gov Kasich, & 2 oil companies

The moment we see a black guy on our screen—any screen—we expect him to die...

Question on how best to deal with some recent posts

Anchor Candy Crowley Leaving CNN

There's a certain category of cold meds that you're not supposed to take and drive.

"We are our scars, it seems.”

If a member of your family were being beaten

The IRS humor

Matt Taibbi For Rolling Stone: The Police in America Are Becoming Illegitimate

On the Moon

NYTimes Opinion Piece by retired police captain: "We Must Stop Police Abuse of Black Men"

The Grand Jury was Instructed to Indict Michael Brown---Yes, you read that right.

Congress takes another crack at war memorial cross

Tom Harkin Wants To Take Money From College Students To Pay Reviled Loan Contractors

Bold Canada Pledge To Cut Down On Niche Ozone Gas, But Will Do Nothing On Tar Sands Emissions

Omaha couple's 3rd child was born in same place as their 2nd: on 42nd Street exit ramp from I-80

Lima Climate Talks Grinding Down As Discussion Devolves To (You'll NEVER Guess) Money

:Lots of athletes are speaking out about police brutality and racism

"science a pygmy compared to astrology"

Giraffe Populations Down 40% In Past Fifteen Years

500,000 Evacuate Central Philippines; Hagupit @ Category 5 Strength, Gusts @ +/- 145 mph

Just out of curiousity, why would a police car drive down a street with blue lights for no

BLM Hasn't Performed An Environmental Review Of Its Coal Leasing Programs Since 1979

Z-Nation cliff hanger was a kick in the butt.

Steven Seagal goes full-on kook...

NASA scientist quotes on 400 ppm carbon dioxide

green bay

Pesto salmon pasta

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaah Joe Watkins makes Wolf Blitzer look

David Sirota: A Multi-Billion Dollar Secret

In Light of Eric Garner - by Ian Welsh

State Terrorism and Racist Violence in the Age of Disposability: From Emmett Till to Eric Garner

In 2010 veteran St. Louis Police officer lost lawsuit for $850,000 after hanging noose up in office

Smerconish: ruling Mike Brown killing was a "just result" - was not "a perfectly innocent black man"

Being tactful/diplomatic online: the poll

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist....

Smoking gun? Pope Francis’ critics cite new book in questioning his papacy

Ukip MEP ridiculed on Twitter after call for ban on spoof Trumpton account

I wonder if they had fish for dinner

Córdoba’s Mosque-Cathedral in name-change row

After Garner, S.I. lawmakers propose transparency bill

Woman banned from bingo asks New Mexico to help

Question for tech types

China Just Passed U.S. as World's Largest Economy

Britain to boost military presence in Persian Gulf

I'm going to the mall today

Ten Years After - Over The Hill

Temporary Work is Bad for Your Cognitive Health

Killer Kops: It’s the Accountability, Stupid.

Party On!: The War Party Ascendant

it didn't go too good.

for those who think the pro-Hillary country song is a mistake

When you go to a religious service

Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper 1976 [Studio Version]cowbell link in description

Terry Crews Is 'Not Going To Be Silent' About Sexism

A little love for the mid day crowd...

Weekend toon roundup 1- Choking requires intervention

Weekend toon roundup 2- The Rest

The ACLU: Complaint Says Charter Schools Are Resegregating Public Education

SeaWorld Says It Has to Keep Orcas in Captivity to Save Them

Pope Francis message to Iraqi Christians

Median wage of manufacturing workers declines in the U.S.

If you don't listen to this one, you done fucked up.

Lest we Forget: Ceremonies to mark 25th anniversary of Montreal Massacre

Should a child be told that Santa is real?

The ice storm and the cherry tree

The $4,519.99 gaming laptop, OTT too expensive or actually worth it to a pro gamer ?

MHP doing a terrific show on the killings of black males

Humane Society gets pranked - in a good way

Every President's Executive Orders in One Chart

I partly blame 30 years of Hate Radio and TV for Killer and Abusive Cops

Our established institutions are guaranteed to do the wrong thing every time

A question concerning canned dog food

No matter what Jackie said, we should generally believe rape claims.

The Brown/Garner Killings are about a Larger State of Official Terror

Real Life But Better: How Augmented Reality Can Save Gen Z

You know what's funny?

Trying to Breathe in These "Post-Racial" United States

Saturday, December 6th. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.

Hillary Clinton’s History as First Lady: Powerful, but Not Always Deft

During daily briefings

holiday tipping question. Help me out here.

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Vow to Meet with President Wilson

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Vow to Meet with President Wilson

With all the hate news

Virginia Board of Health Votes to Amend Regulations Closing the State’s Clinics

Virginia Board of Health Votes to Amend Regulations Closing the State’s Clinics

Beautiful protest photo...

WATCH: Russian 'Documentary' Claims Americans Love Showing Gay Porn to Kids

"Thug" has become the accepted way of calling someone the N-word...

We need an honest to god "good cop" to post here and do an AMA

Twitter mentions by potential candidates

Say Their Names: Remembering the Montreal Massacre (14 women murdered, 6 dec 1989)

Say Their Names: Remembering the Montreal Massacre (14 women murdered, 6 dec 1989)

Say Their Names: Remembering the Montreal Massacre (14 women murdered, 6 dec 1989)

Brick roads. What is the history and areas they are found.

John Fugelsang, "A few months ago 'How to Get Away With Murder' was a TV drama.."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren 'tickled' by Grammy nod

"It is time, my people." Madisonians march in #BlackLivesMatter rally Friday

Wall Street Demands Derivatives Deregulation In Government Shutdown Bill

What Don’t We Get After 25 Years and 14 Dead? (the montreal massacre, 6 dec. 1989)

What Don’t We Get After 25 Years and 14 Dead? (montreal massacre, 6 dec. 1989)

What Don’t We Get After 25 Years and 14 Dead? (montreal massacre, 6 dec. 1989)

Let's ROLL UP OUR SLEEVES and get out the vote for Mary Landrieu today!!

LIVE RADIO NOW: Eric Garner case proves it is a change of the American heart that is needed

What are your thoughts on today's overall view of this country?

I was reading the NYTimes comments section to the Eric Adams Op-Ed . . .

It's not about cigarette taxes...

Star Tribune op-ed re Eric Garner: It wasn't a chokehold, it was a neck restraint.

Family of NYC chokehold victim moved by protests

US hostage Luke Somers and SA Pierre Korkie killed during Yemen rescue bid

No improvement 25 years after Montreal Massacre

No improvement 25 years after Montreal Massacre

Fast food workers’ strike fueled by other low-wage employees, Eric Garner

No improvement 25 years after Montreal Massacre

Pakistan military kills al-Qaeda leader wanted in U.S.

Steelworkers union at Gracedale charges unfair labor practices

U.S. to keep more troops in Afghanistan as violence spikes

Wall Street is out to destroy Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Man charged with attempted murder in Amtrak attack

U.S. declines to upgrade protections for grizzly bears in Idaho, Montana

Information on minimum wages state by state

It Takes Balls To Drive A Truck On Chicago Film Sets, Lawsuit Claims

Post your favorite Clash song . . .

Obama signs order keeping U.S. government offices closed December 26

Citi Bike employees may join transit workers’ union

My friend is suffering from PTSD listening to reports about all these cop killings.

TWO "Persecuted" movies in 2014?!?

NLRB to hear GD Copper's objections after swift unionization at Wilcox County manufacturer

Prosecutor freezes accounts of ex-Vatican bank heads

NLRB to hear GD Copper's objections after swift unionization at Wilcox County manufacturer

British Loan of Elgin Marbles Sculpture to Russia Sparks Greek Outrage

Right-to-work advocates launch ad--All major media locations in WI

U.S. condemns Gambia over disappearances, new anti-gay law

Obama Harvard Law Professor Tribe Calls Key EPA Rule ‘Overreach’

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF confirms Mugabe's wife as women's head

Lifetime's ‘Whitney’ Trailer Delivers

Conflicts of interest in Douglas County make judge’s son eligible for Sarpy’s DUI diversion program

"W" has a black friend

Racial profiling will still be allowed at airports, along border despite new policy

Racial profiling will still be allowed at airports, along border despite new policy

George W Bush:"Hillary Clinton is like my Sister in Law"

From Workers' Power-US on the mid-terms.......

Father Nadaf's son joins IDF

Why angry Australian gamers want to ban the Bible

CBS, Dish reach deal after CBS pulls programming

34 years. wow. Bring on 34 more!

Arizona County Mulls Not Hiring Smokers

I have this strange craving for fruit cake, sugar cookies and egg nog...

Slave Revolts, Devilish Priests, and Infernal Landscapes

No Shit ...45

US express fears as Isis takes control of northern Libyan town

SouthPark ''Vote or Die'' HD Clip (WARNING UNCENSORED)

MLK on civil disobedience, protesting, social movements... and the reactions they provoke

Help please. I pulled a tick off my Yorkie this morning and now the area is red and there is a lump

On Obama/Kerry bashing here. ...

‘You will not be arrested for using drugs’: What a sane drug policy looks like

I don't often post in The Lounge, but this was kind of cool...

Russian Orthodox Priest Seeks to Outlaw “Neo-Pagans”

Mishaps at nuke repository lead to $54M in fines

At least Baylor has a sense of humor.

Why does Bill Clinton embrace the Bush family?

Gardein Meatless Meatballs review

Just had a rotten wisdom tooth removed

Did DUers ever imagine all these multi-state protests

Wall Street to Workers: Give Us Your Retirement Savings and Stop Asking Questions

December 6, 1907 (362 coal miners — men and boys as young as 8 years old — died)

Why do Bushes embrace Bill and Hillary Clinton?

Awwww! Their Feelings R Hurt(And no, I did not photoshop this headline from today's newspaper)

Funeral held for man shot by cop in NYC stairwell

Protests exit Grand Central Station #NYC Saturday

Labor Department asked to withdraw new LGBT workplace protections

Labor Department asked to withdraw new LGBT workplace protections

#blacklivesmatter is exclusive and it is putting the focus on one race

There is a huge difference between treating a rape accusation as credible.

What's John Boehner's favorite brand of liquor?

Words fail…(Warning: Depraved sick-fuck alert (as requested))

America the Free

Tests for Obama after complaints of sore throat

...and then this happened.

Congress could soon allow pension plans to cut benefits for current retirees

Do you sense or experience that Consciouness

GOP group seizes on Landrieu's 'I did not vote for Obama' remark

China Boss stamping out BFEE style corruption.

We've just added a new member to our family

Anonymous catches Chicago PD tapping protesters' phones.

This is the New Civil Rights Movement and It Will be Digital

Yet Another Horrible New Atheist: Emma Goldman

CBS, Dish Network reach deal to end brief blackout

Time Mismanagement

Typhoon Lashes Philippines, Amid Fears of a Repeat of Last Year’s Devastation

A beautiful, simple love song. Elton John, Your Song -

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing Live, from the Alchemy LP

Can You Pass This Grand Jury Screening Test?

Durham police find explosive device near area of protests

The RNS 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

So, do you think they will indict this one?

What's up for dinner? - Saturday, 12/6.

now, why, in this case were they (cops) able to apprehend the suspect ?

this on Oakland protests

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Undermine Internet Freedom

NYT Toon: Good Cop, Bad Cop

Clashes erupt in Athens after protest to mark 2008 police killing

Executive Order 7034 - Creating Machinery for the Works Progress Administration

Houston's Galleria site of racially charged protest

Looks to me like the biggest "thugs" are the cops themselves . . .

No posts by El Supremo about the result of the TCU/IAST game??

2 more Sierra Leonean doctors die of Ebola

‘Black lives matter’ to everyone — finally


Has anyone painted laminate countertops?

"5 Things You Learn Escorting Women Into an Abortion Clinic"

Dragged out of the Grief Storm because now I think they're just fucking with us...

Oh, no. Not a NEW book from Ayn Rand.

But then my son, voice quivering after the long day, said, "I've been thinking about the problems in

Profiling rules exempt agents at airports, border

My wife and I need to buckle down on the finances.

Duplicate post.

DPS chief: No terrorist has crossed the Texas-Mexico border