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Archives: June 28, 2014

OK, which shall it be tonight: "Blazing Saddles" or "Young Frankenstein?"

Todd Akin Is Back and Bringing "Legitimate Rape" With Him

Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70

Thank you for choosing to serve. Unfortunately, that Jury is full.

White House: VA’s ‘corrosive culture’ unaccountable, opposes change, feeds discontent

Prescriptions for contraceptives skyrocket under Affordable Care Act, says new government report

Immigration overhaul death may hurt Colorado GOP

"The Frustration Doctrine"

Dumb Criminals: Florida Man (Obviously) Cooks Crystal Meth On Beach

The Evil Hour: The Honduras Drug War

Follow up to the Beatles huddle up post 2 weeks ago

Bobby Womack Dead at 70

The Evil Hour: The Honduras Drug War

System Failure: Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?

These 5 Historical Establishment Censored/Ignored Books Deserve a Look-Professor Mark Crispin Miller

screw women — we’ll get our drum circles back!

Destabiliziation in Latin America

For Rangers on the Front Lines of Anti-Poaching Wars, Daily Trauma

ZunZuneo and the U.S. Policy: Destabiliziation in Latin America

Sponsorship of gay pride parades on the rise

Depreciation Thread

AP story here

i will ONLY hide racist and rw trolls. gays and women... well, tough, shit.

Obama: Congress Doesn't Do Anything 'Except Block Me And Call Me Names'

The Four Seasons were good but don't forget the Righteous Brothers.

I had the most humiliating experience of my life today at work.

Friday Talking Points (310) -- Courtin' Season

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Mother Mary! & a new Kitteh & Doggie gif

El Diario Employees and Allies to Picket Newspaper’s Headquarters over Layoffs of Veteran Reporters

Mary Rodgers, author of 'Freaky Friday,' has died

El Diario Employees and Allies to Picket Newspaper’s Headquarters over Layoffs of Veteran Reporters

Rachel and Iraq

Map: These Are the Places Central American Child Migrants Are Fleeing

‘J Street has to change or die’: Divestment battle exposes tactical rift among liberal Zionists

While googling info on the antebellum slave trade in Texas, a friend found this...

Map: These Are the Places Central American Child Migrants Are Fleeing

by Robert Reich

Geoscientists Without Borders helping Guatemalans monitor Pacaya volcano

"Congressman With Guts": What Does That Mean?

7 Classic ’90s Toys That Weren’t Fun Anymore After 9/11 (edgy humor)

"Chuck" ........Fantastic Summer Watch......

Aboriginal candidate for Mayor of Winnipeg confronts racism

"Ultimate Carrot Layer Cake" (the cake I made last weekend)

#YesAllWomen, Except Sex Workers

This is how Boeing is breaking its unions, bit by bit. And it affects YOU.

The Pentagon's slush fund is arming a War Zone on Main Street

10 Depressing Experiments About Sex And Gender

A barking mad GOPer claims he unfairly lost a primary to a robot.

Guest Lineups For The Sunday News Shows

Shootings rise after China gives its police guns

Two questions regarding the NLRB and the "recess appointments" ruling:

Why did Colin Powell lie to the world about the fake Iraqi weapons of mass destruction?

William Seger - Epically Fails - Again

Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy out at 'The View'

Report: Jimmy Haslam wants Johnny Manziel to tone it down

He tried to warn them

Point Park Adjunct Faculty Votes to Join AFA-USW Union

Point Park Adjunct Faculty Votes to Join AFA-USW Union

Harrier With Jammed Nose Gear Lands On A Stool

Ballot mistake forces Miss Florida officials to reverse decision

What Would America Be Like If We Lost The Revolutionary War?

Koch Brothers Stunned To Find Some Non-Rich People In Their Lobby

The bigoted rants of Shmuley Boteach, 'America’s rabbi'

Pope cancels local trip, Vatican says no cause for concern

Let's go back into the archives on Cheney's California energy fiasco

Could we haz rulez for non-gd hosts please?

The Devil's Right Hand - Steve Earle

To whom it may concern (my post concerning Serbia/serbs

DEA Asks FDA To Consider Rescheduling Marijuana From Schedule I Drug

Ferry Owner's Brother Arrested

Follow-up: Austin man pleads guilty to aiding overseas terrorists

I'm so upset. My asshole upstairs neighbor beats his puppy.

jury alert glitches

US plans to curb land mines, join global treaty

State agencies investigating huge 'pasture party' in East Texas

Nestle Recalls Ice Cream Due to Packaging Error (misses peanuts on the label of pb icecream)

Stocks notch tiny gains, but still end week lower

African Daisy

Lamb shanks - Greek Style and Salty Dogs tonight

Desperate to pass TPP, Obama's Administration wants to change the way trade in manufactured goods

"Report Finds Health Unit of V.A. Needs Overhaul"

Baby whispering POTUS works magic on doggies, too

Me...the cat whisperer, gets rejected by kitty.

7/19th Sat. 4-10pm Mpls A street festival for the Working Class (80th Anniversary of 1934 Teamsters

Gallup: More in U.S. Would Decrease Immigration Than Increase

Is anyone here familiar with pool maintenance?

Red Bull settles with U.S. on Cuba violations claims

Red Bull settles with U.S. on Cuba violations claims

The Rage And Anger Of… The Wealthy Class?

The First Iraq War Was Also Sold to the Public Based on a Pack of Lies

Virginia Republicans find unity elusive.

omfg friday (gratuitous kitty pic added)

Linux, the quiet revolution used on 94% of the world's top 500 supercomputers.

Linux, the quiet revolution used on 94% of the world's top 500 supercomputers.

how come all the deep threads happen on Friday night?

Protestors Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA’s Utah Data Center

Venezuela blackout leaves commuters scrambling, silences president

June 28, 1914. 100 years ago today...

At the Convention Tonight: Texas Democrats Rally Around Davis, Van de Putte

Anybody still up?

Can 'Active but temporarily unable to post' still vote in polls? How about Recs?

Syrian ‘moderates’ aren’t so moderate in Iraq

Kyiv did not keep its promises to set up a lustration committee and an anti-corruption bureau

Medicaid key in NC Budget

Elbit: Exporting Oppression from Palestine to Latin America

Elbit: Exporting Oppression from Palestine to Latin America

What’s the Matter With Eastern Kentucky?

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.? (New York Times)

Many Juveniles Still Illegally Sentenced to Life Without Parole

The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand

Nebraska lawyer aims to be trust-busting U.S. senator.

DU is loading really slow for me.

The Colbert Report: Recap - Week of 6/23/14

Has my GM vehicle been recalled? Check the full list here

Texas man pleads guilty to attempt to join ISIS

The Daily Show: Recap - Week of 6/23/14

My ear worm of the day

Jordan may be next in line for the ISIS extremists

Israel's Addiction To Military Force, Its Only Response In Times Of Crisis

US govt upgrades Colombia’s ‘Oficina de Envigado’ cartel on trafficker list

Just finished the film Brazil...

Brazilian officials warn of “imminent” death of uncontacted Indians

Brazilian officials warn of “imminent” death of uncontacted Indians

Libertarians’ Sneaky New Crusade

5 Reasons the Rich Are Ruining the Economy by Hoarding Their Money

Right-Wing Christian Group Tried to Convert This City's Kids — But They're Fighting Back

1914 Live: Welcome to Sarajevo

Greater protection for ships lost in World War One

Russia accuses US of fueling Ukrainian crisis

Collapse of America's Shopping Mall

Smoking is dangerous.


Fuck you, Cracker Barrel

World War One: First war was impossible, then inevitable

Bennett Toon- Can't tolerate a vigilante

Greenpeace and EFF launch protest blimp over NSA data center in Utah

Thai army promises elections in October 2015

Argentine Vice-President Boudou charged in corruption case


U.S. vow to stop making and buying anti-personnel landmines gets mixed reaction

Facebook: NYC prosecutors got data on 381 users

The LLama thread - post your pics

Mix-up between ‘civilian police’ and military nearly marred Brazil’s World Cup opener

German parliament cuts ties with Verizon in wake of spying scandal

German parliament cuts ties with Verizon in wake of spying scandal (xpost frm Economy)

moderate syrian rebel application form

Canada’s aboriginals win historic victory for ancestral rights over their land

Montclair NJ rejects corporate deformers!

Top 5 Reasons US Aid to “Moderate” Syrian Fighters is Quixotic

Republican Candidate Is A Serial Public Masturbator, For Freedom And Stuff

Watch: Fox Radio Host Blasts Oath Keeper Who Says God Gives Him The Right To Disobey Gun Laws

Iraqi Mosul’s Child Soldiers: ISIS Trickily recruits 10-year-olds

Midsummer Ritual

A Subtle Alchemy: US Finds it easier to Occupy Abroad than to Withdraw

The Lawless Hour

GOP Candidate Charges Opponent Is Dead, Represented By A Body Double

Iraq launches push for militant-held northern city

Clinton to Cheney: Blaming Obama for not cleaning up your mess… Unseemly

The Burden of Guilt

Cat outa the bag: CNBC Show Implodes After Co-Host Outs Tim Cook

Wisconsin ex-cop accused of hiding womens’ bodies in suitcases

U.S. mayors tackle the income gap: Goar

Rampart confirms oil potential with third-party review of seismic data

Texas Billionaire's Heirs Save Some Money on Taxes

Right-Wing Christian Group Tried to Convert This City's Kids — But They're Fighting Back

Drugs, weapons and a grenade in the fridge lead to charges against Puyallup man Read more here: htt

New Army report projects worst-case cuts of up to 16,000 soldiers from JBLM

Many in military using Roth TSP to save for retirement

Harrier Has Stuck Nose Gear, Lands On A Stool, Pilot Is Awesome

Derek - Ricky Gervais

Weird DNS/firefox under linux problem

Decision from on high for Soledad Cross

Is website a hit site?

New hydrogen fuel bus is coming to Hawaii

So I created a Facebook page...

The Rise of the DIY Abortion in Texas

Drone glitch, bad judgment led to crash

Ramadan adds an off-field challenge for World Cup’s Muslim athletes

The Faux Faith of Congress

Pop up ads returned with a vengence.

(CA) Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use

Taliban Mount Major Assault in Afghanistan

America's Floating Prisons

(NC) Talks to expand or close military bases can be kept secret under new legislation

Worst-case scenario under Army realignment shows Bragg shrinking, affecting local economy

Hey that smells good. What are you having breakfast?

RI Workers Won’t Back Down on Living Wage, Despite Democrats’ Betrayal

Round of 16: Colombia-Uruguay

Round of 16: Brazil-Chile

NASA Releases Beautifully Colorized Image of Our Sun

Iraqis testify in U.S. court about Blackwater shootings

Bernie: You already owe $35,000 for the last Iraq war!

Bill aims to aid Camp Lejeune contamination victims

The Science of Stupid. Watched a few episodes last night.

Vladimir Putin is Every Republican Bigot’s Wet Dream

Marine pilot uses stool to land safely after malfunction

Congress Should Authorize The $500 Million For The Rebels

Since starting, Portsmouth auditor has logged in twice

Why Is the World Silent? (on Egypt)

Nebraska prison guards’ bias lawsuit settled for $777,000

Nebraska prison guards’ bias lawsuit settled for $777,000

Don't forget to bring these to your next Tea Party

Omaha police union files lawsuit against city over labor contract

Noam Chomsky Glenn Greenwald: With Liberty and Justice For Some

Omaha police union files lawsuit against city over labor contract

American Airlines pilot union says its employee union rejected a contract

American Airlines pilot union says its employee union rejected a contract

What's for Dinner, Sat., June 28, 2014

TISA (Trade in Services Agreement) A Plan Only Banksters Will Love--Lori Wallach

Could this be the start of O'Reilly's Demise

Chimpanzees observed making fashion choices

If some percentage of voters/taxpayers/citizens are "Anti-war"

Keep an eye on Invest 91L - Now Tropical Storm Arthur

Rare Pallas Cat discovers camera, investigates

let's compare notes about condo living

The Nation: How Connecticut’s Smart New Pension Plan Can Prevent Poverty in Retirement

Invest 91L and Invest 96E arise in the Atlantic and Pacific, respectively, pose no immediate threat

Putin snarls, but Obama gets the last laugh

Warrant: Cobb toddler’s dad researched child deaths inside vehicles

Does the First Amendment protect someone's "right" to speak to me in public? To get in my face?

NJ Judge Rules in Favor of Christie's Pension Plan (after cutting taxes on the rich)

Who's benefiting from a never-ending Mideast peace 'process?'

World Cup - Round of 16 printable bracket

Seems the public shares the President's views

Why do an internet search about infants dying in hot cars because you are so afraid of it happening?

What do Mark Twain and the Republican Party have in common?

Maine Legislature Launches Ocean Acidification Commission To Study Shellfish Impacts

What are the best first person accounts of American fighting in WW2 ?

June 28, 1914. Probably the saddest anniversary for the human race.

UK Environment Chief - We Must Frack In National Parks - It's Safe, And We KNOW What We're Doing!

Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram Bomb Kills 10 at Bauchi Brothel

WV Governor Rejects His Own Panel's Recommendations, Won't Push For More MCHM Testing In Homes

Sewage Spill Flows Into Mammoth Cave NP; Impact On Endangered Cave Species Still Unknown

Utah county follows Cliven Bundy's lead, refuses to recognize federal agencies

Mitsubishi Adds Content, Lowers Cost of its Electric Car

Phys.Org - Without Actual Reductions In CO2 Output, Other Actions Useless, Whatever Politics Dictate

Oh, Great, That'll Help - Sierra Leone Government: Sheltering Ebola Victims "A Crime"

Cracker Barrel fires 73 yr. old vet

Unrelenting Population Growth Driving Mass Extinctions, Rapid Climate Breakdown

Question about the transparency page.

So SCOTUS did NOT strike down buffer zones around abortion clinics...Roberts joined the liberals -

Manhattan Assemblywoman Pleads Guilty to False Statement Charges,

Prisons of “type C”: A new test field in the Greek experiment

A Liberal’s Call to Real Liberty - How FDR redefined freedom and changed America.

UPDATED: Suspect in Benghazi Attacks Arrives in Washington, Officials Say

Using Ukraine to Cook the Planet By Naomi Klein

The death of that Cobb Co, Georgia, toddler in the hot car...may have been murder

Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots Founder, Collecting Half-Million Dollar Government Bailout

Jon Stewart Blasts Republican 'Warfare Queens' For Prioritizing Military Action Over Domestic Spendi

Disgust, anger, distrust, and skepticism

David Brat's First Public Outing is, Unsurprisingly, at a Guns and Knives Show

Initial Thoughts On: Armed drones now flying over Iraq, DOD confirms

Ever see anti-choice protests outside healthcare facilities that cater to the upper classes?

Obama needs to call Arne Duncan out for his new tactics for special education students.

Bobo Fett and Dog on the trail


Wendy Davis: ‘Absurd’ to suggest she can’t overtake Greg Abbott

Blade Runner: Congressional candidate laughs off charge he’s ‘a body double or a robot’

President Obama: Congress obstructs, so I act alone

If you could meet any DUer in person, who would it be?

MDI unveils the new line of the AirPod :\

I have been rules committee since 8am at the state convention

The Dumb War

Craziest Republican Wisconsin candidate of the Day: Karen Mueller -also vile!

Was US Independence War a Conservative Revolt in Favor of Slavery?

UK urged to tell all on US rendition flights

Irish Parliament rejects petition to send Father Ted’s My Lovely Horse to Eurovision

Sherrod Brown Introduces Infrastructure bill!

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to lecture at NU

I found some gold on tumblr.

GUANTANAMERA: 75 Cubans around the world perform ...

What True Beauty Is.

Walmart’s Food Stamp Scam Explained in One Easy Chart

You need to make these: Field Roast burger with beer battered avocados and garlic sriracha mayo

Obama uses embassies to push for LGBT rights abroad

Clinton on the hot seat: UNLV students ask Hillary to return $225000 speaker fee

Obama Drills Republicans For Being Mad Because He Is Trying To Help People

I wonder if any one has ever studied how much more trash there is since

State opposes effort to reopen injection well case (Ohio)

Inside the first International Conference on Men's Issues.

Near Losing Our Best Friend Shadow. She Is More Than Just A Dog To Us.

Yesterday: June 27

Any Questions?

Amazing Pop-Up Solar Power Station Delivers Energy Anywhere it's Needed

Dumb Criminals: Health Club Locker Room Pervert Accidentally Records Himself

"North Atlantic Skies." Every single airplane crossing the Atlantic in a 24 hour period (Animated)

Al-Sisi’s Egypt Is Worse For Gays Than The Muslim Brotherhood

McDaniels Declares Victory!

Papantonio: Conservative Media Creating Psychopaths

Krugman: republicans are 0 for 6 in Obamacare predictions.

Has your (just about anything) been recalled................

Amnesty International: Moscow court consolidates witch hunt of NGOs

Kate Kelly, the excommunicated Mormon speaks

If you could be personally present to witness a historical event, as your adult self,

If We Paid Generals More, Would They Give Our Servicemen and Women Better Care?

Brazil-Chile, Spoiler

World Cup

Are Polite People More Violent and Destructive?

Like Taking Candy From Babies

Chinese Communist Leadership Gets It

Poll: repub base/establishment agree (Obama, gov't role), disagree (immigration, gay rights)

WTF ...12

My Wife’s Abortion v. Your Free Speech

Don't Tread on Me.

First GOP "Big Lie" for the 2016 Democratic Primary "Hillary is Too Elite to Care."

Burke for Wisconsin comes out swinging

Pando Abruptly Fired Two High-Profile Lefty Writers Without Notice or Cause

Millionaire generals and homeless vets

Haircut fail

If you could meet any (living) politician, who would it be?

Aereo suspends service after Supreme Court ruling

Crosstalk from 6/26 - This debate is on FIRE!

Young people, gather round and listen to a great and honorable Democrat.

Sweet kitteh yawns

Pro-Russian rebels release 2nd team of OSCE observers held captive for weeks

Unfortunately… that jury is full

NYT Revamps Its False Ukraine Narrative

NYT Revamps Its False Ukraine Narrative

today is a rare day that i get to take the bus

GOP Decides to Re-enact "High Noon", Invites Obama to Play Gary Cooper

Is it me, or does the Robert's court seem completely divorced from reality?

John Boehner’s Obama Lawsuit Is a Complete Disaster as Democrats Raise $1 Million

How do they evaluate teachers in Finland?

Anyone here from Venezuela?

Anti-vaxxers lose New York court battle:

"because of environmental laws, there's not enough paper, thus everybody in the P.O. is out of work"

Caturday Cat Naps—Teh Paws Dat Refreshuz


prayers,vibes,wishes needed

THIS Should Scare Us:

Video: "The Last Roll Of E6 Film Processed At Orms"

Clay Jenkins announces plan for county to house up to 2,000 children from Texas border

Please support the Federal Export Import Bank the tea party is trying to destroy

Federal appeals panel stops same-sex marriages (Indiana)

Does anybody know what the status of WCGreen is?

The Town of Democratic Underground. We've had over 215,000 citizens. What a great place to live.

I just got some Twin Leaf seed from a friend in Wisconsin

With runoff over, Cochran says no to Voting Rights Act.

Dallas County judge announces plan to house up to 2,000 children from Texas border

Henri the Cat - "Call for Submissions to The Friskies 2014"

we report in a manner so you can't decide....faux/cnn

june 28, 1914

STL Pride Fest (Photos)

In honor of what happened 100 years ago today...

Where am I?

Fired calif nanny that wont leave dissapears...

WTF ...13

US vulture fund ruling pushes Argentina towards second bankruptcy

Just gave my border collie a vinegar rinse...

Dildo-wielding boys teach gun safety in viral ad: ‘If they find it, they’ll play with it’

115 couples tie knot in Pride’s mass wedding

Math,Seashells, Sunflowers and Dragonfly eyes

Does anyone remember an early 1980's film called "First Monday in October"?

When did doing something "like a girl" become an insult?

bu$h & cheney lit the powder keg in the middle east.

Media still gagged five years after coup

Hi DU, I am not new

Fox News is to journalism what Greg Gutfeld is to comedy.*

Keiser Report: Russell Brand talks revolution with Max & Stacy (E620)


Facebook Manipulated User News Feeds To Create Emotional Contagion

Special Report : The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

Couple of photos from a gig last night.

Spiders on Drugs.

I-word a-word e-word s-word o-word t-word w-word n-word o-word t-word f-word?


Murdoch order to 'kill Whitlam'

ACA Signups: Sharyl Attkisson posts an absurd graph. I correct it for her.

"In recent years and elections, one might have thought that homosexuality and abortion ...

Etendeka Round-Eared Sengi: New Mammal Species Discovered in Namibia

Why $15.00/hr minimum wage makes perfect sense. The Billionaire:

‘Go out and really adventure’: Blind, deaf Winthrop native completes Appalachian Trail hike

I don't think I'll be leaving, but I occasionally take breaks from DU. Here's why:

Divorce records show George Zimmerman has zero income - but he spends $100 a month on vacations

"Silence in the face of evil ...

The ugliest thing that I have ever seen

Twitter Duped, Outrage Ensues

WTF ...14

So Many Reality Shows Are Just Plain Abusive.


Introduction to Gun Violence Statistics

Bosnian Serbs build monument to Gavrilo Princip...assassin who started World War I