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Archives: April 5, 2014

Why do the Koch Brothers own so much toilet paper?

Colbert Report: Bill O'Reilly's Defense of Inequality (Video Link)

He and the dog were carrying everything they had on their backs on the sidewalk

Weekend Economists Back to the Future April 4-6, 2014

Turn on Chris Hayes right fugging now - Drewniak testified at the Federal Grand Jury

TYT: Enraged Marine Rescues Flag But Misses The Point

And the weekend begins . . .

Word of the day is...

TYT: Army's New Hair Rules - Awkward Or Straight Up Racist?

Has anyone here ever tried synergy kombucha

Richard Fowler: 500,000 College Grads Are Paid Minimum Wage

This GOP House Candidate Proposed Eliminating the Weekend

No Tacos for Putin. BANNED from Mighty Taco.

Glenn Beck Says Being Conservative Is Not A Choice

Oh sweet Jesus…Shawn McCutcheon is on with Ari Melber

Here's some wildlife we all enjoy.... 2 eaglets from Decorah Iowa are hatched.....

Cat Unrolls Toilet Paper, Then Politely Puts It Back

ABC News Exclusive: Grand Jury Convened in Christie Bridge Scandal Probe

Huff Post: Cesar Chavez: See It

Grand Jury Won’t Indict NYPD Detective In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Army Reservist

Public and Private Sector Payroll Jobs: Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama

What are you listing to so you can kickstart your weekend?

9 Of The Top 10 Occupations In America Pay An Average Wage Of Less Than $35,000 A Year

This message should've been self-deleted by its author

Report: Colbert frontrunner to replace Letterman

California's senator Yee indicted on gun, corruption charges

yet another lie about Michelle Obama....

Friday Talking Points (298) -- "And Counting"

The Roots of Putin's Nationalism

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF! Spring Break! & a new Kitteh gif

Nigeria Set To Become Africa’s Biggest Economy

Buzzfeed: Completely Surreal Photos Of America’s Abandoned Malls

The Weeks best Photojournalism

Hungry hippos who try swiping calf from its mother get taught a fierce lesson

Rachel is saying ABC news is incorrect about a new Grand Jury

California's senator Yee indicted on gun, corruption charges

Ha. A jim croce referenced on Rachel Just now

Harry Reid Hit As 'Brain Dead,' 'Off His Meds' By Conservatives After Koch Criticisms

Does this sound legitimate?

The Alabama Starvation Diet

Clarence Thomas named Koch Industries Employee of the Month for record 22nd time ... nt

Let's have a poll (or not): Is this the most depressing song ever or RAVEL

Some assembly required

‘Cease illegal activity against Cuba’: Havana slams Washington for ‘Twitter’ program

MPAD Memoirs


"Do or do not, there is no try"

Prepare to scratch your head on this one.

Friday night live one

Disgraced Former CT Gov. -- Again Under Federal Scrutiny -- Ends Talk Radio Show

"Mega-Donors Are Now More Important Than Most Politicians"

In a democratic forum let's us discuss royal parasites (Elizabeth II & the pope)

I don't get it

some more time off

Brussels police used tear gas and water cannon in clashes with Protesters Against AUSTERITY!

So if I get pulled over by a cop and offer him money....then it is no longer a bribe it is just me

'Now make like a legislator,

The global end-use energy picture

A dystopian vision of Britain under the rule of UKIP leader Nigel Farage

Woman sued for $2 million after boyfriend torches squirrel on apartment deck, starts massive fire

Don't Look Down...

'Stand Up, Fight Back!': Newark Students Protest Charter Schools Hundreds of students Walk Out/March

Voter fraud in North Carolina? Not so fast

Alex Wagner is kicking butt and not taking any

Alex Wagner for President!

2 tunnels found under California-Mexico border

Was it over when teh Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!?!?!?!???

Hillary Clinton: Great to meet the strong & brave young women from Pussy Riot

Jury is still out on NC voter fraud claims

What Obama Secretly Did in Newtown

Beware of the 'American Independent Party'

In Kiev, Crushing IMF Austerity Defended as 'Price of Independence'/"Yats" Strikes Back!

Pussy Riot Meets Hillary Clinton As Moscow Drops ‘Religious Hatred’

Who's driving North Carolina's latest voter fraud hysteria?

Congressman Moran Laments: $174,000 Isn't Enough To Make Ends Meet

Landmark Supreme Court Decision Lets Americans Cram Cash Directly Into Politicians' Mouths

MPAD Memoirs

Tuesday after the first Monday in October

Stephen Colbert Is CBS' Top Choice To Replace David Letterman (Reports)

Before the drilling rigs got here

Before the drilling rigs got here

Congressman Upset His $174,000 Annual Salary Not Enough To Live 'Decently' In D.C.

Attorney: NC photo ID wouldn't stop two-state voting

What RepubliCONS hear........

13th Annual Scottish Festival & Celtic Gathering, Bridgeport, WV, May 2-4

TCM Schedule for Sunday April 6 - TCM Spotlight: Clark Gable Remake and Original

$6 billion missing from State Department

I'm moving this weekend...

Needs rereading. 2010 article. "Liberal criticism of Obama is out of tough-love"

TCM Schedule for Monday April 7: TCM Spotlight: Fan Programmers

Kerry warns of US 'reality check' in brokering Middle East talks

Moody's downgrades Ukraine credit rating, again

What would you say is the "safest" occupation in the United States today?

Music for Friday night

Time to say goodnight.

Alabama Passes 4 Bills Restricting Welfare

Does anyone remember Granny D?

ACLU Launches User-Friendly Database Of Every Snowden Doc (so far)

****WCGreen Update -- Friday April 4, 2014****

Fake Meats, Finally, Taste Like Chicken

Billionaire George Soros behind major push for marijuana legalization

OMG! What this guy does to girl passed out drunk on couch!!

Concord cop accused of swiping drugs from the elderly

Alex Wagner represented liberals with class on Bill Mahrer, Friday, against two

NYPD officer embroiled in assault trial sued by another Occupy campaigner

The 60 Plus Association is running ads against Senator Manchin

Andy Sullivan's double standard on gay tolerance.

ReOrder - Aviate (Original Mix) [Silent Shore]

MI: Albion College Students Protest AGl Schuette Over His Defense Of The State's Gay Marriage Ban

Three men sentenced to death for Mumbai gang rapes

Must be some way to bottle this dynamic....

Oakland: Man sentenced to more than 400 years in freeway shootout with CHP (in plot against ACLU)

Indian Hard-Liner Narendra Modi Leads in Prime Minister Race

The cat is an asshole

CTA fires operator of train that crashed at O'Hare

Smuggled rice threatens livelihood of 2 million Colombians: Federation

CNN layoffs

CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

Visual summary of most religious arguments...

anyone watch bill maher tonight?

Ex-S.F. Supervisor Ed Jew sent back to jail for about a month

GOP’s Shapiro: It’s ok for Holocaust-denier to head major US company; IRS leaked Prop 8 donor info

Hagel: US Strongly Committed To Protecting Japan

Test for graduating seniors...

"Whites Only" ...(toon)

Japan orders military to strike any new North Korea missile launches

US allows Boeing airplane component sales to Iran

What's for Dinner ~ Saturday ~ April 5th

Jailed Venezuela opposition leader charged with public incitement

Millions face hunger as deadly fungus decimates global banana crop

U.S. backs $500 million in loan guarantees for Tunisia

Spain suspends sale of riot gear to Venezuela in light of turmoil, officials say

Lower House votes to export nuclear technology and 'safety myth'

Arming All Personnel on Installations Unsafe, DOD Official Says

Venezuela university officials decry attacks on students

Oh by the way CNN is back on Ft370

For a fiend-sick man

The Darvell Gathern

Deal to clean up Chicago-area radioactive waste

Photoshop Phun with Eddie Munster and his Storybook.

Venezuela charges opposition leader, sparking protests


‘Be Quiet!’ Medal Of Honor Vet Shuts Down Gun Advocate On Fort Hood

Watch: Medal Of Honor winner slaps down pro-gun advocate over arming troops on base

BDS's Jewish roots: A lesson for Hillel

Paul Ryan: We Can Totally Still Repeal Obamacare

Filmmaker Errol Morris: Donald Rumsfeld proved Americans are gullible morons

On the collapse of the Kerry talks: The 'outrageous hypocrisy' of Tzipi Livni & Yair Lapid

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against U.S. drone program

10 Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage (with Charts)

Internet trolls may be sadists, new psychological research suggests

5 Companies That Excel at Screwing Over Customers

Cartoon for April 4, 2014: From Street Walker to Call Girl

Clint Eastwood Is Smiling: IRS Grants Hollywood's Conservative Action Fund Full Non-Profit Status

I Hate My Job, I Hate My Job, I Hate My Job — The Truth About Work

Chinese hear ping

Should GM Get the Death Penalty for 57 Cent Premeditated Murder?

Chinese search vessels discovers pulse signal in Indian Ocean

An "Army of Lobbyists" Is Quietly Fighting for Budget-Busting Corporate Tax Breaks

Bison 'fleeing' Yellowstone doesn't signal volcano eruption

Why We Need A 10.4 Million Jobs Plan

Lisa Caputo: Director of the Day

Bill Moyers: ‘McCutcheon’ Means “All the Free Speech You Can Buy”

US official: Iran nuke deal to be drafted in May

Archbishop of Canterbury: backing gay marriage could be 'catastrophic' for Christians elsewhere

Vote for The Worst Company in America!

Owners & CEOs Get Away with All Kinds of Collusion That Workers Organizing Are Quickly Targeted for

Paul Ryan's Family To Benefit From The $45 Billion Oil Subsidies For Big Oil In His Budget

New Rule: Bill Maher should have fact checkers

Paul Ryan’s honesty problem: How he just exposed GOP’s true Obamacare intentions

Businessman: Raising Minimum Wage is “an existential threat to the business model” he uses

There Are 5 Million Dirty Reasons for Record Deportations

Bush crew’s deplorable return: How their reemergence sends a deadly message

It helps to like your neighbor during a natural disaster

CIR: VA paid out $200 million in wrongful death settlements since 2001

Weekly Address: Republican budget would shrink opportunity

Brookstone files for bankruptcy, set to sell to Spencer’s retail chain

Right wing extemist falls under the MSM radar

This Teacher's Alarming Resignation Letter Shows How Much Schools Have Changed Since You Were A Kid

Anyone here been to Segovia, Spain?

I'm new here, need a couple answers

Chinese say ship detects 'pulse signal' in Indian Ocean

David Sirota: Sure, Bigwigs Want Labor Rights—But Only for Themselves

Afghans vote despite rain, Taliban threats

U.S. finalizing plan to boost support for Syrian rebels: sources

L'il help, please

Exxon Mobil's response to climate change is consummate arrogance

Colombia facing oil pipeline attacks before presidential election

U.S. knocks plans for European communication network

Afghan police officer kills Western journalist in Khowst province

4 dead after car submerges in Astoria creek

South Korea finds two crashed drones, suspects North Korea

This woman Holly Schiepisi is so full of shit

ORPHAN BLACK New Season 2 Trailer - Premieres Sat Apr 19 BBC AMERICA

Here's What Job Creation Looked Like Under The Last 6 Presidents

Chad to withdraw peacekeeping troops from Central African Republic

Venezuela introduces food (ration) ID in face of shortages, black markets

Birth of a Nation or a Planetary Movement?

US Backs Militarization Of Japan In Response To China

Mexico calls on self-defense groups to join police or disarm

Fordham University Professor Develops Device To Track Localized Pollen Levels

Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon top 1 million mark

Hoag Hospital and womens rights: Kamala Harris extracts more pledges

Aaaaaaaaaaand Bye Bye Chief Wahoo (Picture Screams a 1000 Words Dept.)

High-speed stock trading is focus of several investigations

Taiwan's thaw with China turning to slush

Texas receives first shipment of federal radioactive waste

I want to protest this post being hidden

NY: G Train Faces Summer Shutdown

Pro-Pot, Pro-Gay, Anti-NSA ... and running for senate

On the nature of the universe

Dear America: Climate Change is threatening Water, Plants, Animals & doesn’t care what Party you be

Looting Breaks Out at Showing of Rumsfeld Movie

Los Angeles: Westside subway extension survives legal challenge by Beverly Hills

Welby's argument against gay marriage has strength. But we can't yield to moral blackmail

How about a Voters' Revolution?

In Iraq Elections, Rich Parties get Richer on State Funds

I'm heading off for a faraway land where people are armed and dangerous.

Battle of the Billboards: “Christian Taliban” vs. Constitution at Air Force Academy

Will electoral Fraud undermine Afghanistan’s new President?

Eleven Year Old: "...I don't want to be shot today"

McCutcheon and the Good Old Bipartisan Days

Study: Asthma costs $1.3B in state

Diabetes and high triglicerides question.

Happy Saturday!

Richard Dawkins is so wrong it hurts: What the science-vs.-religion debate ignores

Fort Hood gun store again linked to base rampage

The Conditioned

Why do the hacks on CNN sound so upset that the Chinese

Prosciutto omelette

Dems need an illustrative court case. Man caught paying prostitute claims his money is 'Free Speech'

Number of Americans who have no religious affiliation has doubled in last 20 years

Reps say more guns at Fort Hood would solve problem

how to wash...

A Case Study in GOP Cannibalism

Poetry as Spiritual Practice: An Interview with Alicen Grey | Mickey Z.

Bill O’Reilly wants to ‘beat up’ Mayor de Blasio for wanting to tax the rich

Big questions = Big patience (Occupy this Book excerpt) | Mickey Z.

Bell V-280 Valor

Barbarians Within the Gates | Emanuele Corso

Denied: Army Rejects General Dynamics Protest On AMPV Program; GD, BAE Respond

Ukraine threatens to take Russia to court over gas

Sleepless In Singapore: LCS Is Undermanned & Overworked, Says GAO

Hard Corps: Marine’s ‘Expeditionary Force 21′ To Be ‘Fast, Austere, & Lethal,’ And Expensive Hard Co

Are you kidding me Archbishop?

I ran the CIA interrogation program. No matter what the Senate report says, I know it worked.

Purge the Bigots

Masquerading as a White Bearded hipster guy (despite being a Black Woman)

Federal Judge Plans To Strike Down Ohio Marriage Recognition Ban

NYPD Implicated in Establishing "Technicality" for Evicting Occupy Activist (Surveillance)

Incentives and How They Work ...

Jimmy Fallon Celebrates Early ‘Tonight Show’ Success With New, $1.35 M. Gramercy Park Co-op

Day 2: Scat, Tater, and Moonpie

I simple guide on how to/not think like a liberal

Giampaolo Marta and Gianantonio Allegri, Italian Priests, Canadian Nun Abducted In Cameroon

Giampaolo Marta and Gianantonio Allegri, Italian Priests, Canadian Nun Abducted In Cameroon

Support a Little-Known Privacy Tool Critical to Journalists and Others

Old-timey foods that I miss

Last night I saw a truly disgusting ad agains Kay Hagan.....just unbelievable!!

9 month old baby arrested for attempted murder

The USSC does not say that "money is speech"

and for post 20k

Last night I saw a truly disgusting ad agains Kay Hagan.....just unbelievable!!

Ethics Chief Fired for Investigating Nathan Deal Awarded $700k by GA Jury

RIP Frankie Knuckles - The Godfather of House Music

2fer in Clown News Today: O'LOOFAH (wants to beat up DI BLASIO)and Allen WEST(fake quotes fake book)

Anybody see Mike Papantonio on The Ed Show yesterday (4-4-14)?


Car repair :facepalm:

Toon: What forms of I.D. do I need?

Any "Kitchen Nightmare" fans - It Returns next Fri, April 11th and


The Unemployment Puzzle: Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Trying to convince a wingnut of anything is like

Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study By Michael Hiltzik LATimes

Climate economic impact models meaningless

I figgered out what's wrong with everything. Here it is in a nutshell.

Saturday, April 5th. The Weekend Edition Of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.

DISH TV’s Sleep Mode

World-Herald editorial: Speech student shows stuff of champ

Gun Violence Statistics

Did anyone watch Michael Steele lay out the GOP strategy on repealing

CEO Who Resisted NSA Spying Out Of Prison, Vindicated By Snowden

Forget debt, the real crisis for Paul Ryan is the that rich aren’t rich enough

African Christians will be killed if C of E accepts gay marriage, says Justin Welby

Dear Andrew Sullivan, 'Left-Liberal Intolerance' Did Not Bring Down Mozilla's CEO

Another article about Nirvana...

Beware!!! Local Independent Insurance brokers are blaming Obama for premium

Doctors Without Borders Evacuates Guinea Clinic After Mob Attack

Brandon Eich was a victim of market forces, conservatives should applaud


I heard ...

Russia seeks over $11b in ‘debt’ from Ukraine: Gazprom.

So what' it gona be? People or money?

Ed Rendell: “Not only can Chris Christie not win-I think he may have trouble finishing out his term”

A young man dedicates his song to his old dog Jack

Worries me that it takes a shooting disaster to address security at federal sites

Ronald Reagan: "When MEN Were Free"

In Mississippi, Glorifying The OLD SOUTH No Longer Pays The Bills (Aljazeera)

"Toledo Blade" Reporters Detained & Threatened taking Photos of General Dynamics from Public Street

What Forms Of I.D. Do I Need?

Will Phony Populists Hijack the Fight Against Inequality?

Cops: No charges for man with concealed carry permit who fired at armed male (Chicago)

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory To Sell $2.2 Million Mansion

I lucked out today at McD's!

Sound travels hundreds of miles under water

The Atlantic: The Myth of Working Your Way Through College

Overusing solitary confinement is shameful. Hiding it just makes it worse. (Petition John Kerry)

Deception IV Review (PS3 and Vita)

If Walmart Paid Its Employees a Living Wage, How Much Would Prices Go Up?

Big Step Forward for South African Unions and Working Class


Papantonio: The Motives Behind The War on Voting

Companies opposed to the HHS contraception coverage mandate.

Newly discovered atmospheric layer may impact Earth's climate (Holy Cow!!)

When will the network take the American public out of its misery and replace

Solar capacity in India crosses 2,500 MW

The names and religions change, but the battle is always the same.

What are maternity leave practices in different states?

Popular proposed tax break for solar power blocked in Florida House

Do you know what the code means?

Just wondering about Farage

FPL To Pilot Community-Funded Solar Power Plants

Solar Cheaper Than LNG in Asia Power Generation, Bernstein Says

Rhode Island House bill would reinstate 25-percent solar tax credit

Apparently the fraudulent "death panels" are still out there.... lol

Bill Maher: John Roberts Is A 'Liar' Or Too 'Naive' To Be SCOTUS Chief Justice

GOP Candidate Touts Fake Phone Call From Obama In New Ad

Wind Power Has Cut U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 4.4 Percent: Report

Maher, Alex Wagner Battle Conservatives on Campaign Finance: 'Idiots' Are Breaking the System!

Maher Mocks Media For Covering MH370 Instead of Searching For “Vanishing Middle Class”

I'm taking off early today. Be a dear... cast somes votes for me and punch me out at five. Thanks.

Anybody in Greenport tomorrow night?

If Washington, Paine, Jefferson, Frankilin, Madison, et. al.were alive today...

Mr. de Blasio: Tear Up This Blacklist

Read Amy's Baking Company's employee contract

What the hell is with people's disbelief of science in this country

How to hold onto the Senate and win back the House....

April 5, 1979

China currency liberalization to be a 'seismic event': Australia

Open Letter to BillO'Reily Egyptianization of Daily Kos is a catastrophy for this progressive writer

Open Letter to BillO'Reily Egyptianization of Daily Kos is a catastrophy for this progressive writer

LiUNA Warns Of Danger Ahead For Roads And Workers

Barbara Ehrenreich faces the mystical in 'Living With a Wild God'

Kazakhstan urged to end mandatory registration of religious communities – UN expert

APNewsBreak: Archbishop To Sell Atlanta Mansion

Duncan the 2-legged boxer's 1st beach run

The Totally Freaky Internet Privacy Prank

Real-Life Rosie The Riveters Finally Get White House Visit -- And Steal A Presidential Kiss!

Does anyone know how I can file an extension for California State taxes?......I

Re-design: "Social Justice Jesus"

Hair we go again - this time the Army - WTF???

A tour of the British Isles in accents

Israel negotiator: US should change its role in Middle East peace talks

Paul Ryan's suit of armor

Argentina bishop approves baptism for child of lesbian couple

Why are the semi-finals of the NCAA being shown on trumadTV??

Ukraine: 'Darth Vader' presidency bid rejected (BBC)

Florida man fired after mistaking corpse for mannequin (BBC)

Cop pulls gun on African American kids building a tree house

Pakistan: Nine-month-old boy accused of planning murder (BBC)

Dawsey: Beating Prompts Callous, Offensive Fictions About Race

Nurse practitioners in Appalachia segment..

Every time I ask a republican why they feel Democrats are ruining their country..

Loony of the day...

Statement by the President on Elections in Afghanistan

Ike Davis hits walk off grand slam, Mets beat Reds

the only Country & Western song worth listening to.

The fierce urgency of now and the long game

Why did gangs rarely use guns before the Gun Control Act?

"Raise the River"

Coerced Sex Not Uncommon for Young Men, Teenage Boys, Study Finds

2014 Wood Memorial (Derby Prep)

Worker Ownership for the 99%

Maybe Try Julian? Couple Banned from Naming Son 'WikiLeaks'

Will and I are celebrating another edition of WSTFTD. Ask us anything.

Voter abstention main challenge for Costa Rica's only presidential candidate

Our pre-McCutcheon campaign finance system was already broken

'Homo' is the only primate whose tooth size decreases as its brain size increases

Indigenous societies' 'first contact' typically brings collapse, but rebounds are possible

John Fugelsang tweet

Gary Sinise is coming to my community to support a local disabled vet

If you actually refer to our President as 'Odumber'....

France's Far-Right To Ban Faith-Based School Lunch Options

Long lost mafia goon (could be a twin) gets heavy sentence

Tweet about Hobby Lobby CEO

Reincarnation gone bad

2 Teens Arrested In Mob Attack On Man In Detroit; More Than $50,000 Raised For Victim's Care

Last "Live from Daryll's House" in his Hudson River House Studio..

Tiny Marin County district clings to struggling school

Rallies In Cities Across Us Decrying Deportation

Navy Warship On Its Way To Rescue Sick Toddler On Crippled Sailboat In The Pacific

No surprises for DU about the report on the CIA and torture. Discussed it for years.

Report Says State Department Lacks Proper Files For More Than $6 Billion In Contracts

The Big Tent

Mixed feelings about the new Captain America movie

Why the fuck...