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Archives: January 16, 2014

FOX - broken clock ?

Wisniewski is on Tweety - A Bridge too Far

GOP Congressional Candidate Doesn't Have A Problem With Spousal Rape

"One Reason the Poor Have So Little Political Clout"

WTF? PPP Poll has Brown only 3 points in back of Shaheen for NH Senate Seat

Miz t. is out of town and...I HAVE A DATE SATURDAY NIGHT!

Obamacare Withstands Legal Challenge

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Thursday, 16 January 2014

Ah, the hell with it.

GOP Rep: Preventing Abortions Creates Jobs

Obama Review Promises New Energy Blueprint

China Wants Time-of-Use Pricing by 2015, One Meter per Home by 2017

Being a Geek means...

Supreme Court justices question size of buffer zones around Mass. abortion clinics

Teacher Persuades Youth to Relinquish Gun; Lawmaker Tries to Ban Collective Bargaining for Teachers

I have to agree with this.

How did Gov. Christie know cones were used for GWB lane closures?

wow. 'Vegetarians are rapists': Shocking Facebook posts of U.S. diplomat and his embassy worker

Ex-KKK grand wizard says ‘Hollywood-style Nazis’ ruined his white supremacist enclave

Rep. Gohmert says judges who’ve struck down marriage bans ‘need some basic plumbing lessons’

NLRB accuses Wal-Mart of retaliating against protesting workers

"Public schools beat private schools"

Solar better than nuclear for India: Experts

J.C. Penney to cut 2,000 jobs, close 33 underperforming stores

**NSFW** Comcast Sports Airs Pantless Cub Mascot

After Checking Blood Pressure, Kiosks Give Sales Leads To Insurers

John Boehner Took Money From Freedom Industries, Company Behind West Virginia Chemical Spill

A bunch of lefty memes and whatnot...

Hilarious bit on password setting.

Anti-Obama to stand his ground against the scary black man

North Korea warns South and U.S. over 'provocative' drills

January 15, 1919

West Virginian’s Powerful Letter to Enablers of Water Poisoners: ‘To HELL with You!’

We have a movies group! :D

GOP Congressional Candidate Richard 'Dick' Black: Spousal Rape Shouldn't Be a Crime

One father's lament: "The day I stood shimmering in shame."

EPA: Still trying to estimate scope of spill

Water company flushing plan can damage septic systems, health department says

how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

Canada Post appears to be failing on purpose: Walkom

OT - are we going to have some sort of protocol for spoilers?

“The most remarkable dodge I’ve ever seen”: Ellison blasts inaction on government-backed poverty

Debt Woes Hit Firm That Vetted Snowden

Can't wait for the new Jack Ryan!

I repeat (and I add the link to Rachel from last night)

Eyewitness to Infamy: Memories of a Navy Veteran at Pearl Harbor

Gov't charges Wal-Mart with labor violations

Tinker, Tailor, Leaker, Spy: The Future Costs of Mass Leaks

If one Star Trek race was real which one would you want it to be

The death of Obamacare’s death spiral - i.e. young invincibles making up 28% of pool ain't a killer.

The Wisdom and Grace of Martin Luther King~

LA Times: L.A. expected to soon debate raising minimum wage for hotel workers

Bruce Springsteen & Jimmy Fallon: "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam" ("Born To Run" Parody)

Advertising: Men vs. Women (brilliant, hilarious, poignant video)

PLEASE READ AND GIVE YOUR OPINION! - Forum rules, regulations, best practices. PRE sticky.

Darrell Issa Commits A Treasonous High Crime By Leaking Sensitive Obamacare Documents

Unventing a vented gas water heater.

Rich GOP Donor Gets Lawmaker to Draft a Bill to Lower His Child Support Payments

Olympics official Mario Pescante: Gay athletes on U.S. delegation "absurd"

Al Gore says use of geo-engineering to head off climate disaster is insane

Having a beer

Did Tweety just warn Christie concerning his private life?

Fox in Freefall as Rachel Maddow Beats Fox News For an Entire Week In the Ratings

Herpes drug tested in Houston shows promise

Describe the god(s) you don't believe in.

Charles P. Pierce on All In With Chris Hayes

Favorite Michelle Hairdo ??

For whom should you vote?

Russia Accuses EU of 'Aggressive Propaganda of Homosexual Love'

Neil Young Continues Social Media Assault On Oilsands, Harper Government

Indiana Church Sees Exodus After Gay Choir Director's Dismissal

If You Could Would You Buy It?

Favorite Michelle Hair?

$150 for a single run of TamiFlu?

How a Federal Judge Destroyed Every Right-Wing Argument Against Marriage Equality in Oklahoma.

North Carolina Just Gave Millionaires a Tax Cut, Raised Taxes on the Poorest 900,000 Working Familie

Mandatory Wednesday Malloy Truthseeker Check In! Church Night! Holy, Holy, Holy

If you sent 179 people to the hospital, you would be in jail

Simplest voter decision tree evah!

S.E. Cupp gets an income inequality lesson from Robert Reich

Andrew Prescott, Conservative Campaign worker in Guelph during the Robocalls scandal in

Has anybody noticed...

Finally understanding the Bible.

Rachel Maddow: “The Governor has absolutely and blatantly not told the truth"

Churches Protest & Harass Abortion Clinic Patients? Reverse the Tables at Their Churches.

Has anyone seen a post from MadamSilverSpurs?

Old age has its perks ...

"In Bruges" A British dark comedy.

Major Reforms Hit PA Courts [VIDEO]

Ronnie Moas schools corporate media on Walmart/Amazon (CNBC video)

From PoliticusUSA:

Body Counts. A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival by Sean Strub

"Why Marriage Won't Solve Poverty"

Elizabeth Warren will be the speaker at the Humphrey-Mondale Dinner March 29th

Thank you security guards

McDonald's Calls Cops on Elderly New Yorkers

good gravy how much data mining is Google willing to do?

Anyone watching Rachel right now?

Frozen Fish

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform at the Grammys

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform at the Grammys

Bruce Springsteen & Jimmy Fallon: "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam" Very Funny.

"How to Be Loved Like Rush Limbaugh, the 9th Most Admired Person in the US"

Gar Alperovitz: Beyond the Dreamer (MLK)

In The Line Of Fire

Relaxing with a pint. How's everybody doing tonight?

House Republican: More babies equals more jobs, so let's ban abortion

On gay rights Schwitzer is a non starter

today in women's herstory-15 january

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorses Pete Ricketts for Nebraska governor

I was SO wrong about Benedict Cumberbatch.

Major Reforms Hit PA Courts [VIDEO]

Watch China’s 1,000 High-Speed Trains in Action

I hearby withdraw my 'tepid support' of Brian Schwitzer's

Oh oh my! I just had such an evil devilish thought that would make conservatives heads explode.

Brian Schweitzer


Miss. House passes welfare drug-testing bill


Here's How To Get In Touch With The Senators Who Voted Not To Extend Unemployment Benefits

Sharron Angle Wants To Outlaw Nevada Health Insurance Exchange

We meet ourselves

About that "safe" water: Pregnant Women Warned Against Drinking Water In W.Va. Area

A question

Sometimes I think it's feasible that love ELO more than I do Led Zeppelin

Did Schweitzer run over somebody's dog or something?

Twas the night before subpoenas, and all through the house...

The Top 10 Most Amazing Effects of Weed Legalization

Wow! White House sends out its climate big gun to educate about the 'polar vortex'

Remember that neo-nazi in North Dakota?

Pet peeve: "expectancy" means "average". It's just "life expectancy" not "average life expectancy"


We joined Neflix in 2003 (!!) - avid DVD renters. Here are some we loved that are more obscure.

jeanette rankin brigade march on DC to protest vietnam war, 15 january 68

"Poll: Hillary Clinton widens lead on Chris Christie"

2016 Democratic Primary: Who is your candidate

Chris Christie: Our Next Teflon President

An adept tongue.

Walker to propose 'significant' tax cuts

Teen in wheelchair left on school bus

Spain's first prostitute union formed in Ibiza

The Internet Is Dead, Long Live the Internet!

VIDEO: Kayaker crashes into humpback

The Laredo Police Department is wide awake and protecting you

Food fight

Yes, your internet connection is slower than advertised

Lawrece O'Donnell just brought up my Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter R-Idaho.

More republicans, fewer democrats register to vote

I hope the Schweizer camp is noting all the attention he's getting tonight!

TCM Schedule for Thursday, January 16, 2014 -- Star of the Month - Joan Crawford

we are about to lose our shirts tnx to the freeloading right

Asiana crash video: Firefighters saw injured girl before she was run over

Comcast to build second, taller Philly skyscraper

The bridgegate question Christie isn’t asking

Watching "Appalachian Outlaws," and I'm disappointed.

has anyone played this european card game "Game of Tones"?

Meet Rob McCord, Pennsylvania State Treasurer running for PA Governor

Today is Mr. Bear's and my 31st Anniversary! Ask me anything!

Baby Christie or Devil Baby

Ann Coulter Blasts Ed Schultz: ‘Invite Me on Your Show, You Lying P*ssy’

TCM Schedule for Friday, January 17, 2014 -- Friday Night Spotlight: Science in the Movies

The Men Guarding Our Nuclear Arsenal Are High and Dumb as F**k

I got screwn on a used car purchase

Would you support a law forcing people with a gun carry permit to buy liability insurance?

In the Line of Fire

Husky doesn't want to go in his kennel

Look familiar? Does to me...

List of the 33 Stores J.C. Penney Is Closing

Made some sandwich bread today.

Heatwave halts Australian Open tennis tournament

Obama Nominee To Civil Rights Post Sparks Controversy Over Connection To Mumia Abu-Jamal

Arne Duncan "teachers in America often come from the bottom of the academic barrel"

"You're the one with a problem"

Water will become a far more important resource than oil in 10 years

Best local radio (non-NPR) to listen to for news?

Not doing market research

TCM Schedule for Saturday, January 18, 2014 -- The Essentials - Tallulah Bankhead

Consumer law wizards: DUer needs help!

D.C. minimum wage hike is signed into law

Ex-Cowboy Josh Brent was driving drunk at 110 mph before fatal crash, officer says

Bill Nye vs Woo

Julian Draxler to move to Munich?

I won't make fun of MTV again, well, at least not as much :)

The academy awards will be announced in just a few hours. I'm actually setting

Harvey Weinstein: I’m Working on Movie That Will Make NRA 'Wish They Weren’t Alive' - audio link

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ties ‘Summer of Mercy’ anti-abortion effort to the fight against slavery

Obama to Dems: I'll act with or without Congress

whatever you do for a dog, they end up doing so much more for you

Occupy Madison To Permanently Occupy For Homeless. Right Wingers Not Happy.

Cast your vote for the anti-Torture video contest. (by Jan 31)

On Google -- Dian Fossey

Flowers In The Attic

Make Love, Not War (Super Bowl Commercial)

Whoever runs as the D nominee in 2016 is going to run away from Obama

Major Reforms Hit PA Courts [VIDEO]

Regarding the two NJ state troopers that were at Christies speech yesterday...

So I'm pretty sure I was just ripped off by the healthcare exchange and BC/BS...

47 degrees and the windows are open

Found a big downfall to tankless hot water

#Christie Blagoyovich #Maddow If the corruption fits, wear the hair piece.

Uber car attacked as Paris taxi strike turns violent

Under Pressure, Whole Foods Agrees to Stop Selling Produce Grown in Sewage Sludge

Haribo Gummy Candy, Sugarless Gummy Bears: Get them for someone you hate

Let sleeping kitties lie - lay -lie-la no, lie, er lay -- oh hell, just leave the damned cats alone!

Major Reforms Hit PA Courts [VIDEO]

Running list of every movie I've seen. And how to create your own. (Also useful for other lists)

Major Reforms Hit PA Courts [VIDEO]

Western and Gulf states pledge $2.4bn Syria aid

Egypt voters overwhelmingly back constitution - official sources

Military cuts mean 'no US partnership', Robert Gates warns Britain

Her side. His side.

Cybersecurity chief had qualms over health website

Report: Systemic failures led to Benghazi attacks

2014 another year of the woman? (Links/lists of female candidates)

Karma's a Bitch

Thousands protest Spanish town's street revamp plans

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, Liquid Or Gas

Christie, Scott Brown and Matt Mowers

Gunman kills two women in Indiana supermarket before being shot

Harry Reid: Fast Track Free Trade Bill Goes Nowhere

Jackie Kennedy ‘had an affair with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and so did Bobby Kennedy’

TN lawmakers file bill to block ACA

'Amber bomb' in man's pocket sets him on fire

I Had a Middle Class Job and I Still Ended Up on Food Stamps at 60

Fukushima: An Ongoing Warning to the World

The Real Reason Evangelical Christians Are Trying to Thwart Women's Right to Birth Control

You'll Be Shocked at What 'Surveillance Valley' Knows About You

Christie could go to prison: Blagojevich prosecutor hired in Christie bridge probe

Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Fast Track to Poverty

Because It's Important: More Analysis of the Draft Environment Chapter of the TPP

Yotsuya Kaidan - Illusion of Blood & sub Eng Esp

I may be seeing an ***immediate effect*** of net neutrality ruling---- RIGHT NOW

Our President's first Inauguration and Address

Ghost Story of Yotsuya sub Eng & Esp

The lost girls: Department of Health to launch investigation into reports of illegal abortions.

Air Force suspends 34 nuclear missile officers for cheating on exams

Keith Ellison Blasts Inaction on Government-Backed Poverty:“The Most Remarkable Dodge I’ve Ever Seen

If I live, 800 mo, if not 1700 for my family.

Has it dawned on DUers that Obama and Hillary are getting more blame for

Wisconsin Republicans propose 7-day work week at behest of business lobby

National Labor Relations Board formally accuses Walmart of violating worker rights in 14 states

Heard on the Street.

Benghazi Alert - As I was turning off morning scum for real news

congress wants more potatoes in gov't program

Afghan president blasts U.S. for killing 8 civilians in airstrike

New video emerges of U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl who was captured in Afghanistan

Mass. monks brewing beer like European brothers

Wow.. I totally missed the Scarborough divorce (#2)

JPMorgan's Dimon: Target breach is a wake-up call

Benghazi attack could have been prevented, according to Senate report

Davos Defenders of Globalization Fight to Show 2014 Is Not 1914

Supreme Court sides with Monsanto in dispute over genetically engineered seeds

Palm Oil Company Gets What it Deserves for Destroying Orangutans’ Home

Pension Managers should divest from Fossil Fuels: UN Official

Gas Mask: Is this how we will have to live in the future?

Cybersecurity chief had qualms over health website

When I upgraded ti IE10

Moscow Sees Northern Sea Route Vitiating Great Silk Road

Everyone is guilty of India's graft

South Asia taps into water cooperation

Pentagon Said to Order Cutting Littoral Ships by 20

Kyrgyz-Tajik Row After Border Clash

Bereft of Democracy

The Mafia's Deadly Garbage: Italy's Growing Toxic Waste Scandal

Giant US trade deal might weaken shark fin ban

Find something to be happy about today (Thursday January 16, 2014)

Green Fade-Out: Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals

Chuck Todd is pounding the Benghazi drum

Gene therapy could be used to treat blindness

What's for Dinner? Thursday January 16th....

Kalashnikov Signs Contract to Sell 200,000 Guns in US, Canada

Ridiculist: Marketing stunts take scary turn

J.C. Penney to cut 2,000 jobs, close 33 stores

Mining a significant risk to Bristol Bay salmon fishery, EPA says

TransCanada will look at rail if Keystone rejected

Clay Butler's Toons still rock

Review of Alaska crime lab's drug testing includes criminal investigation, state officials say

'I Did Not Have Sex with That Bridge'

Leaders of closed Milwaukee voucher school are now running their scam in Florida

Easton Area Schools Plan for 4th Round of Teacher Layoffs, Closure of a School

Foreclosure filings still an issue in Washington state

Paedophiles 'streamed live child abuse from Philippines'

Brain blow leaves life-long dangers

Washington state pitches more help for Boeing

Florida medical marijuana: Supporters claim victory, say enough signatures gathered for 2014 ballot

How Rush Limbaugh Decides What Is True

Reports: 3 boys assaulted girl before her suicide

Baby Birth Costs Vary 10-Fold in Hospitals, Study Finds

Indiran Ghandi's father, on power, privilege and kindness- Letters to his 10-year old daughter

Ford CEO Mulally seeks driver privacy laws

Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds

Re: MFM Lounge name..( attention... hosts)

California's Rep. McKeon to retire from House

Ryan Tannehill's Wife Leaves Semi-Automatic Rifle In Rental Car

I feel a slow rumbling dis-ease.

Limbaugh furious about Springsteen/Fallon parody of Christie in "Born to Run"

Colorado town declares open season on drones

DEA operations chief decries legalization of marijuana at state level

California areas brace for water rationing as reservoir levels fall

World Economic Forum warns of dangers in growing inequality, extreme weather

Gunman Shoots Two Women Dead In Indiana Supermarket

Christie Administration Lawyering Up To Assist With Internal Review Of Lane Closures

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young

Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food

U.S. Uses Covert Chips On Foreign Computers

Italian official criticizes U.S. for sending gays to Sochi Olympics

Scherr hits back at Alameel

What Movie(s) Are They Never Allowed to do a Remake of?

Thursday Toon Roundup 1- Rethugs

Thursday Toon Roundup 2- The Rest

Minimum Wage In Vietnam 28 Cents An Hr. 4 Days Off Month. Look At Your Competition.

Plymouth Rock defaced by vandals

Elizabeth Warren: This is just wrong

U.S. military secretly sent small team of advisors to Somalia

Another bridge scandal

Just got an all clear on the water here!

Spying plunges U.S.-German ties lower than Iraq war - Merkel ally

How to torment telemarketers

And, the nominees are..... (Oscars 2014)

In honor of Joe Scarghazi this morning

Oscar nominations are up!!!!

When I want to know what's going on with the economy...

Marijuana amnesty boxes going up at Colorado Springs Airport

My Brother in Law passed away last night from cancer.

Udall: Stop cheating on nuclear missile crew tests

Fur Nephew update (with pics)

** 2014 Oscar Nominations **

What Christie Did To Get A Reputation As A Political Bully Even In College

Man buys a handgun and then "accidently" shoots and kills 3 year old son a month later

Oscar nominations 2014: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' get best picture nominations

See Why Jon Stewart Said ‘Congress Is The Justin Bieber of Our Government’ (VIDEO)

US diplomats in India: "It's the vegetarians that are doing the raping, not the meat eaters."

Goldman Sachs says 4Q profit falls 21 percent

BFEE Update: Carlye Group makes $4.15B offer for J&J business

Free Inquiry essays "The faith I Left Behind"

Fort Hood Tricare center to close

Any West Virginian who votes Repub after this week is a complete idiot.

Arctic sea ice gaps drive toxic mercury conveyor belt - Los Angeles Times

What Would The RW Impeachment Mongers Do If Obama Were Actually A Socialist?

Fun without Photoshop

Two years out.....

Maiden mission set for Navy's newest vessel today

More Americans Worse Off Financially Than a Year Ago

Snow Leopards Filmed in Uzbekistan for the First Time

Navy begins distributing flame-resistant clothing

Too Late, Guys - By Josh Marshall

Environmentalists sue Navy over sonar use

Voters = pawns to be manipulated in the nasty chess game that Republicans & Democrats are playing

Stray bullet kills 5-year-old relative of Omaha councilman while she eats breakfast

WATCH: S.E. Cupp gets an income inequality lesson from Robert Reich

Knott Hilary Declares Candidacy for 2016.

"You are more beautiful than you think"

100% corporate. 100%. All of the advisors to the admin on upcoming trade deals.

Former Gov Jim Hunt joins effort to increase teacher pay in NC

Ohio Dad Who Shot Daughter, 11, Seeks Funeral Pass

Questions about Christie's mouthpiece arise after he shows up in released GWB emails

OMG Hell has frozen over! One of those Jackass movies has been nominated for an Oscar

U. S. Senate taking its own look at Bridgegate affair

No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no

All Things Considered: Ode to Joy as a Call to Action

According to the Boston Regional Information Center,

Stupid stunts to do in public:

Don’t believe the hype: Health insurers think Obamacare is going to be fine

Man suffers seven-week erection -- was finally subdued by hard-working doctors.

Israel Lobby Thwarted in Iran Sanctions Bid For Now

Chris Christie hires Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to review administration's role in 'Bridgegate'

U.S Property Foreclosures Down 26 Per Cent, to a 6 Year Low

Republicans are still trying to save traditional light bulbs. It likely won’t work.

Thirsty? Go ahead, the water is perfectly safe. We promise.

Presenting - President Chris Christie - Day 100

Vatican comes under sharp criticism for sex abuse

Gar Alperovitz: Beyond the Dreamer (MLK)

Watch China’s 1,000 High-Speed Trains in Action

We've got a big brush fire

The right’s “narrative skewing”: How it dupes itself over Obamacare, Benghazi and Christie

Photo identification to purchase food...?

Papantonio: Populism Sweeping The Beltway

North Carolina healthcare providers sue state over Medicaid billing system

Nifty Fifty (Nikon 50/1.8D) portrait

MA Treasurer was charged with corruption - scenario resembles Christie Sandy fund ads

It’s not just patriotic, but absolutely necessary, to question American deaths in wartime.

Downstream (For West Virginia)

Cadivi out; official exchange rate remains at VEB 6.30 per US dollar

Looks like I owe a great debt to our homeless vets, more than one would think.

Public Citizen: Join the Global Fight-Back Against TPP

3D Systems and Hershey form chocolate 3D printing partnership

Big GOP Donors Want Answers From Christie: 'I Wonder How The Hell Did He Let This Happen'

Take a moment to smell the (Christie) roses

TYT: Bill O'Reilly Destroyed by Conservative Guest

9 Out of 10 Sex Abuse Victims in Prisons Are Males Abused By Female Staffers

Illegally Arrested RNC Protesters FINALLY Getting Paid

The MFM lounge is here!!!

Dian Fossey’s 82nd birthday: Google Doodle celebrates American zoologist

House Republican: More babies equals more jobs, so let's ban abortion

TYT: Best (and Worst) Response to the WV Chemical Spill

A bunch of lefty memes and whatnot... Part 2, even toonier and stuff.

Fear is Why Workers in Red States Vote Against Their Economic Self-Interest

has everyone seen the google doodle for today--honouring dian fossey's 82d birthday.

Gar Alperovitz: Beyond the Dreamer (MLK)

Congress Wants More Potatoes In Gov't Program

TYT: It's Official: IRS Scandal Is Complete BS

Several people over the years have asked for a memorial wall for departed DUers.

Charles Pierce on Brian Schweitzer: Montana's Wild Hack

Rachel Maddow Takes Chris Christie Scandal to Washington Post w/ Op/Ed on Local Reporting

Pic Of The Moment: Oscar Nominations Are Out Today!

ACLU files complaint against Border Patrol interior checkpoints

Ex-Little League coach sues player's family for $500,000 because of helmet throw

To the younger women of DU:

Imagine having to recount a sexual assault—a horrifyingly painful, personal experience—to the IRS!

Obamacare's a "Bailout" Now? Conservative Critics Are Getting Desperate - Jonathan Cohn

Man Smokes Animal Poop, Says He Hasn't Bathed In 60 Years

(Wow) Republicans Begin Laying Ground Work to Walk Away From Obamacare Opposition

Just thanks.

Just how egregious was Freedom Industries negligence?

The Democratic Lounge has a new name. In honor of MFM.

TYT: Wow- Pig Boy Is Right About Fox News

31 Days of Oscar on TCM - schedule is available

Brian Schweitzer is probably attempting a new coalition

Six Life Lessons from Leo Tolstoy

Senator: We Can't Let Israel Determine When We Go to War

3 dead in shooting at N. Indiana grocery store

Pope's Harley, Leather Jacket up for Auction

Christie Hires Giuliani Associate for Bridge Inquiries

Weird Al as a Pony!

Anyone else notice Christie referring to David Sampson as "General Samson"?

Would YOU Drink This?

An End to Arrogant Atheism

Strongest wind forecast in years battering parts of Midlands

Sen. Feinstein speaks out against new Iran sanctions bill

There's at least one playa who LOVES THE SNOW:

The Challenges of Interfaith Dialogue

Love withheld

What's the point of being rich if everyone else is as free as you are?

Mr. Smith decides to go home ... = because Congress sucks = 16 members

I'm the MAN of this house

What do you call it when

Kids and Pets pictures

Nancy Grace on proposal to bring back firing squads: ‘There’s no pretty way to die’

Seattle Seahawks Fan Gets 'Super Bowl XLVIII Champs' Tattoo

Let Con Desperation Reign! Allen West: "Obama A Racist". Fox Rewards West With Air time.

US Intel Veterans Honor Pvt. Manning

Time for a Nice, Warm Progressive Welcome to Ed Gillespie to the U.S. Senate Race in Virginia!

Numbers show depth of homelessness in America

A 2016 Equation

GOP logic

Russel Tice - The OTHER NSA whistleblower (!)

Tea Party Candidate’s Ad Touts His ‘Sexy’ Wife And Large Testicles

Charles Pierce weighs in on a potential Brian Schweitzer candidacy

Influx of ER visits reported following lifted 'do not use' advisories

Sacramento enacts strict water restrictions as water levels plummet

Okay to drink West Virginia water? If you're pregnant, maybe not, the federal CDC advises belatedly

In (dis)honor of the TPP, some quotes from the documentary "The Corporation"

Adam Lanza calls in radio station year before Sandy Hook shooting & gives bizarre interview- Audio

Quantum Experiment Shows How Time ‘Emerges’ from Entanglement

Pregnant women warned off West Virginia water in cleared areas

Colombia tipped as one of the world’s top retirement destinations

We must never...

Apparently you don't need to fight for independence anymore...just build a website

If You Want To See Sunrise In China, You Have To Watch It On This Giant Outdoor Screen

Ukraine passes sweeping law to crack down on protests

RIP Trigger

Glenn Beck Says Obama Or Christie Would Bomb America If It Served Their Purposes

Suit claims Alta’s ban on snowboards violates rights

NC Just Gave Millionaires a Tax Cut, Raised Taxes on the Poorest 900,000 Working Families

Sexual assault allegations under investigation at Cleburne school (trigger warning)

ewww David Samson has a sex tape?

"Libertarian Perrier"

After Killing Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs By Blocking UI Republicans To Go On Vacation

NJ Lawmaker Plans To Subpoena Christie's Chief Of Staff

Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure (Classic Queen Mix)

Republicans: Stop fooling yourselves!

Release the Kraken!

Leaked TPP Document Reveals No Regard for Environment in Trade Agreement

So, when do the subpoenas begin?

Simon & Garfunkel - My Little Town

Texas Public Schools Are Teaching Creationism

Keiser Report: Shrinkflation

Just 0.01% of Climate Scientists Reject Global Warming

After Crisis, Iceland Holds a Tight Grip on Its Banks

Kids respond to Governor Christies proposal for longer school days

Is Resistance Futile?

Supreme Court Considers Legality of Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

OH BOY!!! Hillary is still war mongering

The Ant and The Roach

Latinos set to surpass whites in California in March

A lesson many of us have learned.

Activists in Wuhan block truck carrying 2,800 cats headed for Guangxi to be slaughtered

Man in 3 enema arrest settles

You know you are big time when you are paid to promote butt wipe and restrooms

The bloviating asshole wants...

Misogynistic Republicans Turn to Attacking State Senate Candidate "Jinnie" Wexton as "Natural Blond"

21 people were struck and killed by drivers while walking the streets of San Francisco in 2013

Has anyone seen MrScorpio?

It’s a coincidence, White House aides say

Women Must Have More Babies To Promote Job Creation, The New Republican Job Plan (VIDEO)

Obama to announce changes to NSA surveillance on Jan. 17 (anniversary of Eisenhower's MIC speech)

Marvelous Victories: Enduring Lessons from Howard Zinn | Mickey Z.

Charlie Pierce: The TPP is a Million Ton Dunghammer Aimed at the Middle Class

Jay Leno talks about bad gigs and performing for the mafia

Former Swedish prosecutor Rolf Hillegren says it's time for Sweden to drop the Assange case

It seems obvious that Republicans don't want Christie as a Presidential candidate....

BOOKS: The Real War Heroes | William T. Hathaway

When I Was In School, We Had Fire Drills, Not Shooting Drills.

State senators to propose nearly $200 million in childcare subsidies

MMFA: Shepard Smith Dismantles "Corporate Shill" Anti-Net Neutrality Guest

BOOKS: Occupy This Book. By Mickey Z.

Afghanistan Taliban 'driving out foreign troops'

Freeport crash ends with car in store; 8 injured

5,900 natural gas leaks discovered under Washington, D.C.

New York City to use traffic cameras to enforce speed limit

Hillary Clinton Likes "Queer As Folk," & Other Revelations From PAC Fundraiser at a Gay Dance Club

US Senate Committee: Port Authority Response Contains 'Zero Evidence' of Legitimate Traffic Study

Ghanzis and Gates

Conspiracy Theorist Argues That Hitler Escaped to Argentina

Christie tells other republican Governors the situation in NJ is under control

NM 'anal probe' police lawsuit settled

Adam Lanza's call to a radio station one year before he killed those kids and their

We should have subpoenas soon

Arizona Lawmaker Proposes Religious ‘License To Discriminate’ Against LGBT People

Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for 'homosexual offences'

Gun-control groups push for more laws in NY

Amazon is a hornet’s nest of malware

Just returned from the Asian market.

U.S. to Expand Rules Limiting Use of Profiling by Federal Agents

Dumb Criminals: Cleveland Medieval Swordfighters Call Cops Over Stolen Weed

Easy checklist for Oscars

Texas Public (charter) Schools Are Teaching Creationism

Members of Congress Introduce New Fix for Voting Rights Act

Cats and Rats

We've got 24 hours. How many posts can the MFM Lounge handle?

Relief distribution a challenge to rattled residents of Tongan islands (hit by Cyclone)

Dumb Criminals: MA Car Thieves Foiled Because They Can't Drive Stick Shift

Wall Street Journal Reporter David Bird Missing Since Saturday

Congress Shoots Down Drone Change

High school athletes suspended (by racist administrators) after "controversial" photo

Ohio killer executed with controversial drugs

Rockefeller: Port Authority Gave 'Zero Evidence' Of Legitimate Traffic Study

Tired of the GD Bridge? Walk this way ...

Time to leave GDP behind

EPA: Mining would destroy fishery, villages, part of watershed in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Boy Dies From Drinking Meth at Border Crossing

The Wife Of An NFL Quarterback Left An AR-15 In A Rental Car

Appearance of mystery rock alongside Mars rover Opportunity has tongues wagging

Boehner Warns Obama About Executive Actions: He Took An Oath

Texas Public Schools Are Teaching Creationism

About the poisoned water in West Virginia...

Can't have an MFM lounge without cats

To honor MFM:

McKeon Partially Blames Tea Party For Decision To Retire

Please!! do not be rude to a telemarketer for your best interest . Just say thanks but you are not

Half Of Americans Say God Plays A Role In Super Bowl Winner: Survey

No Guns!

Sen. Franken Demands Answers On GPS Tracking

Harry Reid: We're Not Ready To Kill The Filibuster For Legislation

Sen Dianne Feinstein Goes There: "We cannot let Israel determine when and where the US goes to war"

Does Crisp Crispy Have Any Ties To The Koch Brothers?.....

Black fathers are more involved in their children's care than white fathers,according to a CDC study

It Is Expensive to Be Poor

Over-The-Counter Pills Left Out of FDA Acetaminophen Limits

GOP Wants To Investigate Troubled Oregon Health Exchange

The sick part of the republican party is they don't even understand Poverty!

Rockefeller: Port Authority Gave 'Zero Evidence' Of Legitimate Traffic Study

Christie's first 100 days as President

cats and bats...

Christo v. Christie

Blowout Interest: 8 Million Have Applied For Coverage Under ACA

Oil! New Texas boom spawns riches, headaches

cats and hats...

Yoga Balls aren't for everyone.

Toon: Let's spin...

Leaky Tank's Design, Age Probed

Toon: Christie for Prez

Modern Schoolhouse Rock

White House petition:Restore Net Neutrality

White House petition:Restore Net Neutrality

Obama weighing executive action on minimum wage?

The Privatization Of Military Housing

Dogs found crammed into minivan recovering at shelter

US House spending bill includes full $3.1 billion for Israel

Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for 'homosexual offences'

Ohio man Dennis McGuire is executed using new drug

Good Book ...

Whatever Satisfies The Soul...

The Rude Pundit: Man Who Shot Movie Theater Texter Is Using "Stand Your Ground" Defense ...

Let's bring on The Science!

US consulate posts anti-settlement news report

Delaware to recognize Utah same-sex marriages

Hollywood Heavyweight Harvey Weinstein to take on the NRA in new film.

Gulnara Karimova: How do you solve a problem like Googoosha?

What's your position on the possibility of collapse?

Paddy from The Political Carnival died today

hi Admins... I'd like to ask that an MFM smiley be added.

Awe-Inspiring Skies, Captured by an Extreme Storm Chaser

Gov. Cuomo Makes Republican-Friendly Re-Election Pitch At Midtown Meetup

New Mexico: Teacher described as hero calls incident 'harrowing'

I have a request..when making a post about an event, please say which state or country where the

Gov. Cuomo Donor In Connecticut Uses Web Of Subsidiaries To Fund Campaign - UPDATED

No One Is Willing To Create Jobs. They Only Want To Eliminate Them Or Insource Foreign Workers

Canada loses patience on Keystone XL, tells U.S. to decide


Reliving Machiavelli in Florence

Do I respect the Republican Party????

Canadian airport guard handed pipe bomb back to passenger, allowing the bomb on plane

The Silent Filibuster and the Silent Media are destroying American progress....

Ex-GOP chairman Ed Gillespie declares Va. Senate bid

People voted for Obama because he was not like Hillary

Brian Schweitzer's Bitter, Bitter Enemies

Just How Long Is 35 Feet? Even the Supreme Court Isn't Sure

Remember EW Jackson?

Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person

Yeah!!! I just a couple of more hours I get to see my Furniture!!!

MTA rejects proposed series of raises for LIRR workers, maintaining possibility of a summer strike

Death Threat Against Wendy Davis Found On TX Attorney General Greg Abbott's Facebook Page

How to torment fast food workers

Pregnant women told not to drink WV water yet, where are the Taliban zealots to

The spirit moved her: Why Carolyn Oliver gave Wendy Davis a million dollar donation

Teenage German tourist raped on Indian train

How to torment a Republican...

Major Reforms Hit PA Courts [VIDEO]

Airfares continue to rise, up 12 percent since `09

Anyone here get an email from Target offering free credit security watch for a year?

Edible Couples Counseling

Which part of your body goes to heaven first?'

Beijing air pollution at dangerously high levels


God Admits He Rarely Forgives (Onion)

PA Letter to Rockefeller IV- key appointee of Christie directed the controversial closure of lanes

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in 'untargeted' global sweep

‘Doomsday Prepper’ arrested on weapons charges after deputies watch reality show

Does God work for the CIA?

Have you ever been punched in the face over and over and over again?

Okla. Rep. Says Being Gay Is 'Not a Civil Right, It's a Human Wrong'

Just wanted to post an OP to pay my respects to MFM and the MFM lounge...

Uganda Among World's Top Gay Porn Consumers

Lucky shot

Health care website passed recent security test

First sign of spring (mid-January?)

The Special Ops Surge: America’s Secret War in 134 Countries

Under Pressure, Whole Foods Agrees to Stop Selling Produce Grown in Sewage Sludge

Major Reforms Hit PA Courts [VIDEO]

i'm not gonna vote for either schweitzer or clinton.

Report shows Texas A&M outsourcing savings exceed expectations

Germans undress for 'No Pants Subway Ride'

HIV Numbers Spike In Rio Grande Valley: 'Over 3,000 People Infected In South Texas'

HIV Numbers Spike In Rio Grande Valley: 'Over 3,000 People Infected In South Texas'

Question and a thank you from Kali

Watch Daughter Of John Birchers Explain Why Tea Party Idiocy Is No Laughing Matter

What you may not know about Brian Schweitzer

Hundreds turn out for LGBT ‘Out & Ready for Hillary’ fundraiser

ICE Admits to Detaining Pregnant Women in El Paso Processing Center

U.S. rhino hunt auction winner fears for his safety

John Dobson, Inventor of the Popular Dobsonian Telescope, Dead at 98

Anthony Wiener has $2.5 Million in his campaign account

The difference is staggering. (long)

Google founders' private air terminal cleared for takeoff

The Occupy Movement Was The Response To Inequality. Look How Brutally It Was Put Down.

Of Little Faith: World's Most Dangerous Places for Atheism........

Right Wing Swarms Film Critic For Calling Their Jingoism Jingoism

"Aides Said Obama Was Surprised to Learn After Snowden Leaks Just How Far the Surveillance Had Gone"

FOX News' Roger Ailes is a Big Fan of Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler's favorite NAZI filmmaker.

Desperately Seeking a Suspicious Black Man

Killer Kale

Officials Discussing Texas-Mexico High-Speed Rail Line

Amarillo Globe-News publishes editorial against gay marriage; commenters takedown editors

Amarillo Globe-News publishes editorial against gay marriage; commenters takedown editors

Access to WallStreetJournal? Please print this article about CIA/Petraeus/Benghazi and email to me.

Russell Johnson, The Professor on 'Gilligan's Island,' Dies at 89, Agent Confirms

Netanyahu slams EU after Israel envoys censured over settlements

Venezuela Looks to Army General to Damp Spiraling Prices

The Vikes are apparently cool with being shut out every week

How about Obscure Movies Few People Think About?

Utah Tax Officials Allow Joint Filing for Married Same-Sex Couples

On Alex Wagner's show - 20 subpoenas being issued by NJ Special Committee

John Dobson (1915—2014)

Republicans target young women voters. Again.

NBC "dramatic" story about NSA spying with USB cables punctuated with reporter holding ethernet

Lawyer lodges new criminal complaint against Harris County judge; conservative bloggers irate

'The Professor' from Gilligan's Island has passed.

John Birch Society activist: Nullify Obamacare and rely on churches for health care

This is so fucking cool...

Most Americans oppose NSA surveillance

Man to Get $1.6M for Humiliating 3-Enema Ordeal After Traffic Stop

Thom Hartmann: America's real welfare queens...

McCrory: These million black people don't need a congressman cuz what's he gonna do anyway, vote?

Oklahoma Attorney General: The 14th Amendment Doesn't Apply To Gay People

Thom Hartmann: Beware the TPP Fast Track with Rep. Peter DeFazio

Speaking of payback. I'll be rooting for the Farty Niners on Sunday evening.

UnitedHealth Sees Medicare Payment Cuts Weighing on Profit

The State of Michigan is Ridicious/Snyder gives State of the State speech 1/16

Pap and Seder: Right Wing Shock Jocks Devour Chris Christie

Reports: NJ Assembly Will Subpoena Christie's Campaign, 19 Others

Does God work for the CIA?

Venezuela Post-Chavez: Hustlers' Paradise

‘‘The people of the state of Ohio should be appalled at what was done here today in their names.’’

Christie appointee kept Fort Lee in dark on closures

Rolling Jubilee: A Bailout by The People for The People. $15, 000,000 bought and disposed of!

Groups push for Voter Bill of Rights in Ohio

Maybe the Tea Party really is finished

The war bill

Women do Better in American Politics

RIP Professor.

TPP: Poison for Community Resilience -- by Richard Heinberg

Aw shit...The Professor has died...

Russell Johnson, 'Gilligan's Island' professor, dead at 89

Dave Madden, Reuben Kincaid In 'Partridge Family' Dead At 82

In honor of MFM, we should all dance...

I love Randi Rhodes! She see things so plain and clear. Ahhhhh....

Should public schools give course credit for off-campus religious instruction?

Tea Party hatches quiet-but-insane plot against democracy: Meet the “12 Percent Solution”

What is the difference between the centrist left and the centrist right?

4th wave Feminism

What do you do with your cane when you aren't walking?

Wikileaks Reveals Obama Administration's Role in Stifling Haitian Minimum Wage

Senate Republicans Say Obama’s Silence Risks Trade Agenda

The evangelical campaign against birth control is really about Obama

Dave Madden Dead ... Reuben Kincaid In 'Partridge Family' Dies At 82

MFM Lounge petition...

I'm a big fan of Metal Flake Mother

(INN) -- Report: PM Demands Israel Keep Beit El 'Bloc' in Deal

Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Denies Proposal To Pay Off Disastrous Debt Deal

80 Year Old Iranian Goes 60 Years Without Bathing, Named "World's Dirtiest"

(Canada) First Nation Student Wins Right to Wear 'Got Land?' Hoodie After School Ban

A Tea Party candidate's ad for his gubernatorial campaign must be seen to be believed

Brian Schweitzer actively courted the NRA for an endorsement

Don’t believe the hype: Health insurers think Obamacare is going to be fine

The Special Ops Surge In 134 Countries

Been Huffy, Been Puffy, Benghazi.

Like beekeeping, religious education is best when it's controversial

Poll: Utah (Utah!) Now Split Evenly on Whether Gay Marriage Should Be Legal

Man accuses gym of sexism after he was kicked out for wearing tiny speedo

Why Does eBay Keep Removing This ‘Take an Atheist Leader to Church’ Post?

Barbara Bush on Why She Doesn't Want Jeb to Run for President

how do I keep the photo contest threads together??

The Sex-Ed Wars: Should Public Schools Teach 13-Year-Olds About Grinding?

Farmer Dumps Large Pile of Crap on French Parliament

Obama organized labor record. Fail

Total number of people who have coverage as a direct result of the ACA is 10,000,263

Catholic Church Slammed At UN Over Sex-Abuse Handling

"Fear is Why Workers In Red States Vote Against Their Economic Self-Interest"

Fukushima No. 1 engineer’s warning to Taiwan: Nuclear power unstable

You don't have ID? Well, no food stamps for you!

I got screwn by a used car dealer.

hey gen x, feel old yet?

Stark color photos of segregation-era U.S.... (IMAGES)

Ten Examples of Welfare for Corporations and the Ultra-Rich

'Duck Dynasty' returns to big ratings drop....

Elon Musk’s five insights into solar energy

U.N. Reports Mass Executions in Northern Syria

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"Stop the Presses: University of Chicago Discovers Regulation Works"

Update on drought and seasonal outlook for Northern California

Here's the Latest GOP Assault On Food Stamps: Requiring a Photo ID to Buy Food

Stupidity in a school near where I live...

Your preference to watch movies?

Yet another Egyptian pharoahs tomb found....Senebkay

I'm a Denver Bronco....

Even Worse Than We Thought

I've seen better parenting.

Republican anti-Obama fanatics not letting up on anti-Obamacare propaganda campaign. Confident that

You ever talk to someone that seems normal

Best Buy’s Sales Decline Raises Doubts About Turnaround

Public apology to roguevalley

Russell Johnson & Dave Madden have passed away (Gilligan's Island & Partridge Family)

Congressman to PA: Stop incitement or lose U.S. aid

Meeting the President

"The Quashing of a Case Against a Christie Ally"

You can rent telescope time over the internet

Evidence Reveals Legal Schnauzer's Roger Shuler Was Victim of Police Brutality

UN: Al-Qaida-linked group in Syria committing mass executions

5-year-old homicide victim's family wants justice – not retaliation

Edible marijuana sales shattering sales projections in Colorado

Obamacare Derangement Syndrome causes Terri Lynn Land to attack Michigan GOP over Medicaid expansion

Israel warns Hamas over upsurge in rocket fire from Gaza

What do Michael Gove and a turtle on a post have in common?

"Elizabeth Warren's New Bill Could Save Taxpayers Billions"

White House releases summary of six-month Iran nuclear plan

Walmart story:

Vincent van Gogh at Disneyland

Obama, Nobel Laureates Urge Rise in U.S. Minimum Wage

Wildfire destroys homes near Los Angeles, three arrested

Iraq’s Maliki Seen as Flawed Champion to Fight Al-Qaeda

Marines investigate photos from Iraq that reportedly show troops burning bodies

Bodies of 14 kidnapped Sunni tribesmen found in Iraq

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in 'untargeted' global sweep

7,000 New Orleans teachers, laid off after Katrina, win court ruling

Australian Open, Temperatures on Court Eclipsing 120 Degrees

David Dewhurst Is Deeply Disturbed by "A Night of 1,000 Vaginas!"

Senate approves omnibus package funding government for fiscal year 2014


Europe Days From Lifting Reinsurance Ban on Iran Oil Exports

Hey, at least Porn is safe!

Will you name the Lounge after me for a couple days?

Prayer of St. Francis

Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

Homebuilders Remained Confident in January on Rising U.S. Sales

WATCH: Pro-Equality Judges Need Plumbing Lessons, Says Louie Gohmert

Need help from anyone in the Halifax/Prince Edward counties area of Virginia

Breaking: NJ Senate will issue subpoena for Christie's long-form traffic study

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Friday, 17 January 2014

Manure dropped in front of French Parliament building

Program to End Homelessness Among Veterans Reaches a Milestone in Arizona

Russell Brand Rules Out ‘Little Ejaculations’ Like Voting — He Wants Revolution ‘B*kkake’

Please read before posting. Movies group. Statement of purpose, ground rules and best practices.

Of negotiations and high treason: Israel-Palestine 'peace'

DEA Official Freaks Out At Senate Hearing: Reckless Marijuana Legalization ‘Scares Us’

Requested video of Tim Wise on White Priviledge

Feinstein Defends Clinton Against 'Patently False' Benghazi Blame

Climate Change Hits Walden Pond

Dem Challenger Grimes: McConnell 'Champions' Partisan Gridlock

Reid Comes Out In Support Of Medical Marijuana

Nancy Pelosi Gives Republicans a Taste of Their 2014 ObamaCare Nightmare

Easy way to separate egg whites.