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Archives: March 8, 2015

A Proper Stew for St. Patrick’s Day

Cruz: Menendez probe politically motivated

finally I've re-started my blog!

I have good news.

Film Premiering At Tribeca Explores Love On The Spectrum

Skyfall: Sunrise Fallstreak Cloud

How Long? Not Long! (MLK in Selma)

Damn. Did you know a U.S. city could privatize its COURT SYSTEM?

Some Personal Reflections on President Obama's Speech Today

Selma civil rights milestone marked by first black president

'You’re Not Wrong, You're Just an A**hole'

2015 Kentucky Derby Prep - 2015 San Felipe Stakes

For the birds

President Obama's speech at Selma blew me away. I think it was his best ever.

UMass, Notre Dame play record game

What does 5.5% unemployment translate into, Mr. and Mrs. America?

There's just no way around it.

Yu gotta be kidding!

Eagle and Hummingbird Nest Cams

Anyone watching new season of Broadchurch on

Watch Obama walk across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma (no audio)

DNA clears Nevada woman imprisoned 35 years for murder

Pizza Politics.

Miami Charter School Hailed by Jeb Bush Ended in Ruin.

Some Florida collegians could carry guns under proposal

Fifty Years Later, Rev. Clark Olsen Reflects on Death of Civil Rights Activist James Reeb

Ecuador leaves US-backed military group

NY TImes: For Some in Transgender Community, It’s Never Too Late to Make a Change

"We're willing to be beaten for democracy." Reverend C.T. Vivian

Obama says Clinton's private email account was news to him

Boy aged 11 charged with homicide in Nashville

Congressman Infuriates Republicans by Asking Who’s Funding Climate Skeptic Scientists

A conversation about the speech

Selma: Past and Future

Amber Alert issued in Solon, Iowa, after 9-year-old's disappearance (canceled she is safe)

In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases

(New Rules)Bill Maher: Unlike Repubs, Obama ‘knows the difference between his country and his mommy’

OMGOSH..... Bates Motel Season starts on Monday.....

Excuse me but isn't Scott Walker stealing from Obama when he says this?

Smaug Stout won't leave the tastebuds desolate

The 16 most elaborate birds' nests

No.Dak. fracking fields crime so high, FBI is stepping in

If you really care about GMOs, and want ask this scumbag about them, ask me here.

Boko Haram Declares Criminal Gang "Patchover" By ISIS - Fox Cheerleads New Strategy - and Blames Obama

Hey U Republican/right wing lovers of Bibi..

bUsh only attended Selma to protect Kitty History.

MLK's niece, a Faux "news" regular weighs in on Obama's Selma speech...

15th Annual DU "Should there be a draft" survey

Should women be drafted into the military?

On the Selma Anniversary, These North Carolina Activists Will March Backwards

Obama in Selma: The Passion of a President

Remains of Chilean Lawmaker Executed Under Pinochet Returned to Family

WWE trainer Bill DeMott resigns amid allegations of racist, homophobic behavior

Mujica Opens Agriculture School Next to His Montevideo Home

Daylight Savings Time?

Conscientious Objection poll

Yes, GMO's are great and here is why...

Flashback: Clinton says of Obama "Just a few years ago, Obama would have been serving their coffee."

How Fort Worth and Texas seceded from the South, or did we?

Oregon abolishes its hopelessly bungled health insurance exchange

Update on Dancing Man's Party Plans

Five Myths about Daylight Savings Time

Nightwish new album honors Carl Sagan, Darwin and Richard Dawkins.

Faced with a crisis, Brownback reconsiders ‘Obamacare’

9 foreigners unaccounted for after IS attack on oil field

A Saturday night chuckle:

Mapping history's 'invisible' women

FDA debunks antibiotics in milk myth

"I Thought I Saw Death": John Lewis Remembers Police Attack on Bloody Sunday in Selma 50 Years Ago

Meet Jesús "Chuy" García, the Chicago Activist Aiming to Unseat "Mayor 1%" Rahm Emanuel

As Boston Marathon Bomber Admits Guilt, FBI Sued for Killing Friend of Tsarnaevs in Florida

Medicaid Hopes

Nightwish-Carl Sagan

While Bill Clinton Talks Full Disclosure, Hillary Avoids Her Own Disclosure Problem

University of California Campuses Roiled Over Claims Of Anti-Israel Bias

Medical pot bill triggers marathon legislative hearing as supporters plead their case to Nebraska la

Famous dolphin trainer found dead in Spain

Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

I know what outdoor kitties do to songbirds, but Bambi?

Smith: Pot suit filed over legal clarity, not beliefs

My hero

Bill Clinton defends foreign donations to foundation

Bill Maher excoriates Fox News & Media for going soft on Bill O’Reilly (VIDEO)

Senator Elizabeth Warren Banking Committee Hearing: Financial Regulations & Community Banks

T-Dubb-O is an activist we should clone throughout America

The Daily Show slams ban on doctors asking about guns (VIDEO)

Walking The Tou-Tou

Ebola Survivors Still Sick Many Years After Taking the Virus

Video shows 'Jihadi John' as a teenager

Blue Guitar

Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England

Amarillo businessman elected Texas GOP chairman, pledges minority outreach

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

I know people post about this every

Snap! Snap!

Martin O'Malley takes the gloves off against his primary opponent.....

kind of exciting in the Arctic right now

Google to rank results by Accuracy; Fox shits its pants

Human Rights Nightmare Continues in Silence in Colombia

Palin attempts to take on Elizabeth Warren; is simply Incoherent

Just Stuff

5 Scientific, Peer-Reviewed Studies That Prove Republicans Are Just Stupid

Anti-Netanyahu rally draws huge crowd in Israeli city.

Esteemed Methodist Preacher and Professor Fred Craddock dead at 86

Serious question - if House Of Cards were real, would you vote for Frank Underwood?

Fort Worth Star-Telegram to begin publishing same-sex marriage, other announcements

Man in his arrogance - A Great Speech By Carl Sagan

Forget Sharia Law, Fear Scalia Law

Equal Justice for Petraeus and Snowden?

Carl Sagan: We Humans Are Capable Of Greatness

Garry Kasparov: The killing of my friend Boris Nemtsov must signal the death of appeasement

Weekend music to chill by....Wanderer Edition!

Selma made me sad for us all as a nation

So FUNNY! Obama whacks Donald Trump.

Daily Holidays - March 8

Mind-reading DNS security analysis offers early warning for APT attacks

Let's ABOLISH the Selective Service!

THE ZOMBIE apocalypse HAS STARTED! ...OR...

Remember to turn your clocks forward! That is...

Questioning our ‘Birthright’

Options for a non-Zionist Israeli voter

If you could take one part of the economy out of the hands of "the market", what would it be?

Poll: Chicago mayoral race "dead even" between Rahm Emmanuel and "Chuy" Garcia

Tens of thousands in Tel Aviv demand Netanyahu's ouster

For Oregon, 4 oil train accidents in 3 weeks a reminder 'this issue is not going away'

Canadian soldier killed by friendly fire in Iraq

Grab your pitchforks: Ubuntu to switch to systemd on Monday

Obama Says Learned About Clinton's Emails From News Reports: Cbs

China Vows Cooperation With Russia Despite West's Sanctions

Anyone else like Obama's subtle jab at Rudy '9/11' Giuliani?

President Obama's historic Selma speech in full.

Michigan gym reportedly bans woman over gender identity complaint

In Florida Scott officials ban use of term "climate change".

Happy International Women's day DU ladies

Why Do Russians Still Support Vladimir Putin? (from the New Statesman website)

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Idol Worship Edition

Which will get more coverage on the Sunday Hack shows

She's a keeper!

10 Epic Photobombs to Brighten Your Day

Should the US military pull out of Afghanistan or stay to protect females from the Taliban?

Largest mall in the nation proposed for Miami

If dinosaurs suddenly magically appeared today, could they

The Walking Dead 5.13 "Forget" (spoiler alert)

Warren will NOT be a candidate, and Sanders doesn't have a hope in hell.

Peak Meaninglessness | John Michael Greer

International Women's Day

Can anyone confirm that Lew Soloff of Blood, Sweat, & Tears died last night?

KODA KUMI - CHERRY GIRL The Movie (eng subs)

I feel like a fucking criminal

The Hill: Labor fires back at Obama on trade

Important LGBT conversation in LBN

GOP brings attention to victims of sex, labor trafficking

Nader wants liberals to vote for Rand Paul

Anti Right to Work activists I have a Facebook page locked up...

Guardian: Hillary Clinton in pole position for US presidency as Republicans veer off course

A white woman finds out what a "jump car" is

Westboro Baptist 'Protesters' Can't Find Spock's Funeral. Live Long And F**k Off, Douchebags

What Iran Is Really Like - Without the Demonization

Venezuela to install finger scanners to tackle shortages

Does anyone know where the post

At Least One Country Agrees With Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia

Climate Warming Denial Survives Because No Political Will To Do Anything About It.

Paris Quotas Likely Meaningless - Even If Met, 2030 World Output Still 20Gt Too High For 2C Target

Clippers add Nate Robinson

Mason's funeral draws Knicks greats

Well, Well, Well - Miami Port Dredging Plan Smothers Corals In Silt, Despite "Protections" - NYT

Hottest Winter On Record for California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Washington - NOAA

Travels With Dr. Biden: Guatemala

TOON: General Petraeus is reprimanded

I believe Organic farming can feed the world, a few links for those interested.

The Kurdish Tiger's roar is worse than its bite,the Peshmerga have come to rely on US air strikes

2015 Horse Racing - 2015 Santa Anita Handicap

Scandal’s Powerful Police Brutality Episode Lights Up Social Media

Netanyahu's Congress Speech 'Bullshit,' Says Former Mossad Chief

Rape Culture: 20 More Signs

The Radical Psychological Implications Of Spending Time Outside - Study On Commons Dilemma

Former Mossad Chief: Netanyahu Lied to Congress

Explain it to me like I'm a six year old.

Full Text Of President Obama's Remarks In Selma

Professor at Koch-funded university department calls for ‘less democracy’

"Under The Dome" - China Smog Documentary - Linked Here With English Subtitles

'They Looked Like ISIS': Masked Raid Led to Kidnapping at Chicago Black Site

Kentucky GOP Endorses Rand's Plan To Run For Senate, President In 2016

The Ku Klux Klan opens its door to Jews, homosexuals and black people in bizarre recruitment drive

Welcome To The Misanthropocene

Here's how we should be thinking about 2016.

Juncker calls for EU army, says would deter Russia

One million expected to flee from Libya to Europe

"Particulate Matter" - Weirdly Beautiful Photo Essay On Chinese Cities Disappearing In Smog - WP

Third Sunday of Lent prayer.

Bayou Corne Joins List Of Towns Destroyed By Pollution After Sinkhole Settlement Reached

In Selma, GOP Lawmakers Explain Why They Don’t Support John Lewis’ Bill To Restore Voting Rights Act

Jeb Bush compares Cuba to North Korea

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, March 10: TCM Guest Programmer: Robin Quivers

As Mainstream Religion Embraces Marriage Equality, The "Threat to Religious Liberty" Crumbles

Should I force myself to watch "Beat the Press"

An Atheist's Perspective on the Rise of Christian Transhumanism

Universal health care - it's what grown-up countries do

Finally I Hear a Politician Explain My Country Just the Way I Understand It

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, March 11: Star of the Month: Ann Sothern

I wonder who Bernie & Liz will vote for if Hillary is Democratic Nominee for President

Does this fella look like an aging neo-Confederate hipster?

Peace Corps temporarily suspends its program in Jordan

The Cover Of The Tuscaloosa News 2015

Sen. Sanders: If We Do Not Learn to Look After and to Respect Our Elderly..

If I Don't Get Pants, Nobody Gets Pants.

Our governor Scott Walker decides to get a fishing photo-op...

A GMO labeling analogy I'd make in GD if it wasn't for the inevitable miss-the-point shit storm

Today's Google Doodle: Celebrate International Women's Day!

Colin Powell Still Sees ‘Dark Vein of Racism’ in GOP, Country at Large

Baby found alive hours after car overturns in river

have an Ipad air

Hi Skinner. I was wondering if there was any way to see...

Do Not Vote for the Lesser Evil; Vote for the Greater Good

Clarence Page: Democrats must connect with working-class whites

Did you see this Greenwald article about the media and Snowden?

Happy International Women's Day...

The hypocrisy of the corporate media...

Game of Thrones/Taylor Swift mashup is awesome

NSA Global Spy Stations: 'Sniff It All, Collect It All, Know It All, Process It All, Exploit it all'

Report finds FBI undercounts police killings by half

Because it's Sunday: Sharing the Joy! Happy Feet!!

Re-Elect Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council

Must read: True War Stories at NBC News

Lindsey Graham Says He Has Never Sent An Email To Anyone, Anywhere, at Any Time

Queers Against Israeli Apartheid disbands

Firing zone used to expand settlements, demolish Palestinian home

How many here are between the ages of 18-29 ?

Harper, Please Don't Deport This Gay Palestinian Refugee

Legislator files bill to help coal company — his recent boss

Remember these?

Cruz: Menendez probe politically motivated

Dog from Crufts show dies; allegations of poisoning

Christian Chaplain Preaches Love, Acceptance and Peace – Then Gets Fired For It (Video)

Justice Kennedy gives hope to advocates of online sales tax

At Iowa Ag Summit, GOP hopefuls split on renewable fuel rule

For the Frozen Northeast- Here Comes the Sun!!!!!!! (it'll be above freezing all week!)

Day 5 visiting Free Republic. ugly...very ugly.

Oh crap, Howard Dean must be third way or whatever they call it, he just said something nice

NBC staffers: Brian WILLIAMS axed "divisive" (anti-Administration) stories (by ISIKOFF, Lisa MYERS)

Jeb Bush, confronted by DREAMer, compares Obama orders to decrees of Latin American dictator

Obama: US would 'walk away' if no good Iran nuclear deal

Women’s History Month. But do you know why it takes place each March? Labor History in 2:00

GOP dream candidate Condi Rice says no thanks to U.S. Senate bid

Chuck Todd comes clean on Obamacare and exposes failed Republican governance (VIDEO)

Women’s History Month. But do you know why it takes place each March? Labor History in 2:00

Graham Shines at Iowa Cattle Call

Women’s History Month. But do you know why it takes place each March? Labor History in 2:00

Chris Abele's Blood Stained Hands-Maybe because he was in a hurry to help Walker sell off property.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Will Skip St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Policy on Gays

And this is why one always has a camera in the car

Is it true that Rush Limbaugh . . .

Portrait of the dreaded wine machine

Ancient site Khorsabad attacked by Islamic State: reports

Just because

4 Million People Just Told Obama to Save the Bees—Now

Man arrested after spending the night on the roof of the British parliament

5 Ways Women Are Still Marginalized in America Today - International Women’s Day

Venezuela's Maduro Sees Only Plots As His Economy Crumbles

GOP Talking heads are gonna explode!!!

Thunder On The Right, a review of the Republican Noise Machine...very pertinent today.

HRC Room Post-Hillary Email Scandal Evaporates As Democrat Reveals The Contents Of Clinton Emails

Venezuela to install finger scanners to tackle shortages

Delusions with religious content (DRC).

Something else that needs a closer look on Scott 1% Walker's past...

Is Ecuador's Correa blurring the lines between religion and politics?

The Total Opposite of Polluting Keurig Pods: Coffee Cups That Grow Flowers

Ancient Spirits of Evil....

Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar

Why Starving CA Sea Lion Pups? Sardine Biomass Lowest In a/l 15 Yrs - "Any Fishing Is Overfishing"

New mattress smell making me sick. All mattress covers protect from bed bugs, etc.

Museum Sparks Controversy by Turning Homeless People Into an Art Installation

Prior Foster Parents Say Arkansas Rep Harris Lying

I missed the memo...why all the draft/conscription threads?

Some states fight to keep their wood fires burning

WV cardboard sled comoetition

On Dynasties

Ever heard of adolescent John Lennon delivering milk?

Demographic Poll concerning family size:

China's February imports sink in news sign of weakness

what's for dinner - sunday, march 8

Mad Max trilogy running back to back on Esquire network.

Anybody else's cell phone showing temps a few hours behind?

Ancient Celtic Prince's Grave and Chariot Unearthed

I have to leave in a half hour and would like some advice

Thousands of comments delay WV science standards vote

Today is International Women's Day

Next time somebody tries to "save" you, ask them if they've ever

Which is your favorite Girl Scout cookie?

Is the time right to dock Old Hickory?

Ndamukong Suh to sign with Dolphins (Sources)

Battle for Tikrit Enters Second Week

Benghazi Panel Members Spar Over Whether to Release Clinton's E-mails

Attention is a resource; a person has only so much of it.

We don't need a draft and won't need one soon. Why? Well I'll tell you

Beautiful Bird!

Women On 20s -- vote!

Do you use Escarole? Any other ideas?

Them Dang Lousy Neo Libs!!!!

April brings the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War...

This congressman doesn’t want a federal science board to be allowed to consider science

Toxicology tests to determine if dog was poisoned at UK show

The Drug Lord With a Social Mission

Woodworth Louisiana is another Ferguson Mo where

Amber Alert cancelled - child found safe, kidnapping suspect in custody

The Libertarian Delusion

Late post: Successful deer hunt in Uvalde County!

As a Hillary supporter I am a bit concerned about the bubble wrapping.

Scent-trained dog detects thyroid cancer in human urine samples

DuPont Poisons Water for 50 Years | Interview with Mike Papantonio

Generational healing in Selma

Chemists develop new way to make cost-effective material for electricity storage

I'm having a rough go of it on the job search.

Urine power to light camps in disaster zones

Novel mechanism to explain high elevation of Denver area

Bless this sizzling steak fajita's heart!

Congressman wants 24-year marriage annulled, says wife, Lolita, is a bigamist

Frankenfeinstein needs to STFU about HDR's legal email practices . . .

'Habitable' planet GJ 581d previously dismissed as noise probably does exist

I think I screwed up my coconut/pecan frosting.

Black holes and dark sector explained by quantum gravity

6th suspect in Boris Nemtsov's killing blows himself up, report says

Bigger, brighter billboards? Large-surface light-emitting plastic film created

What are you reading the week of Sunday, March 8, 2015?

I Had To Tell You

Darrell Issa (R), Hillary's chief nemesis, admits her private email use was not a crime.

Charleston’s Joe Riley mentions anti-union site in Boeing ad

KKK skit shocks Wheaton College campus

Displaced Hurricane Sandy Victims Protest Christie In Iowa

Idaho Fugitive Caught After Posting Plans on Facebook

this afternoon belongs to me

Former Jets RB Chris Johnson shot in Florida; one dead

U.S. Tourists Arrested For Carving Their initials Into Rome’s Colosseum

Gary Clark and Jimmie Vaughan

Vatican receives €100k ransom demand for stolen Michelangelo letters

Petition Against Fox: Removal of the Broadcasting license issued by the FCC

By far the cleverest anti-nuclear campaign to date

In murder of Putin's liberal opposition leader on the street, Russian police round up suspects

Swifter Sweeper

Giant methane storms on Uranus

Paul Begala's recent comments are very crude.

Rainy afternoon music from some Austin musicians I know.

TRNN, Prof. Wolff: U.S. Workers Returning to Labor Force with PT Jobs & Stagnant Wages

5 things to know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Ex-Fox host tells CNN: Olbermann was right all along — Fox is a ‘cult’ and O’Reilly is a liar

Northern Iowa wins Missouri Valley Conference Tournament

1944 led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling in support of the black unionist!

India bans BBC documentary on gang rape/murder

Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary: Thousands crowd Selma bridge

CSX Ordered to Clean-up the Areas Impacted by WV Train Derailment

Crude Oil Volatility Excessive in WV Unit Train Derailment, Explosions & Fires

Heavy Metal tribute to Grease

How to Die of Dumb

SIGN PETITION on International Women's Day: Release Iranian women’s rights activist Bahareh Hedayat:

Oil cars catch fire as freight train derails in Illinois

Suburban deer walking around a suburban country club,

so I made my first little movie

Dear Rudy:

made my first little movie, now can't upload it to youtube

Canine competitor 'poisoned' at Crufts: Investigation after dog dies

Minority White Christians’ Religious War On the Constitution

DEA Agent: We Were Told Not to Enforce Drug Laws in Rich White Areas

Parking Problem Solved

Not so sure about this other dog...

Nary a fuck was given that day...

Todd Starnes Says Muslim Holy Days in Public Schools Persecute Christians

Rand Paul comes out as being ‘offended’ by gay marriage

By Elizabeth Warren: The Republican Ambush on Worker's Basic Rights

In Campaign Against Terrorism, U.S. Enters Period Of Pessimism And Gloom

Dope shit...

8 of History's Greatest Cat Ladies

McConnell: 'We'll Figure Some Way' To Raise Debt Ceiling

I have never been raped, never been sexually abused.

Thousands In Israel Gather In Anti-Netanyahu Rally

Netanyahu says Israel won't cede land to Palestinians, despite reports, docs claiming otherwise

Michigan mayor who compared atheists to Nazis, KKK now handing out ‘In God We Trust’ posters

Leftover pizza and "The Walking Dead".

Is anything going to be done about the anti-transgender bigotry here on DU?

Back from the brink of extinction: hunting for the world's rarest frog

Dan Savage Reminds Ben Carson: Christianity Is A ‘Choice,’ But Being Gay Is Not

French to Crack Down on Hate Speech

Report: 49ers Frank Gore intends to sign with Eagles; receive $7.5 million guaranteed

Florida banned state workers from using term 'climate change' – report

Colin Powell, paraphrased: Sorry, Obama, I got rid of my State Department emails.

Time to do the Sunday Polar Boogie, here's how you do it...

US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

In other words...

Anyone ever hear of leptin resistance?

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

Venezuelans overwhelmingly Chavistas, poll finds

Netanyahu Says Israel Will Not Cede Land To Palestinians

The United States and Brazil: On Reaping What You Sow

took a short walk today

In case you were wondering, I AM NOT A FREEPER.

New Data: Americans 58 Times More Likely to Be Killed by Police Than Terror (Sputnik News)

Sick freak threatens cat owners in east Belfast

Jon Stewart's Replacement

Since when did companies stop mailing tax forms, like 1099s?

Stormy Monday, 3/9/15

Is it safe to say positive things about Hillary and the Democratic Party in this forum?

Next Obama history lesson: Lincoln's 2nd inaugural address

80,000 people crossing Edmund Pettus Bridge this afternoon

Selma Autoworkers March to Montgomery for Better Work Conditions

Selma Autoworkers March to Montgomery for Better Work Conditions

Selma Autoworkers March to Montgomery for Better Work Conditions

Colin Powell Still Sees 'Dark Vein' of Intolerance in GOP

One very lucky todler - thank you fishermen

CIA, Crack Cocaine and the African American community

I'm watching an interesting doc about the plague on AHC.

Wayfarer's Chapel

Air strike on Islamic State-run refinery in Syria kills 30-monitor

Chemists develop new way to make cost-effective material for electricity storage

Boris Nemtsov murder: Chechen chief Kadyrov confirms link to prime suspect

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