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Archives: April 18, 2009

WA lone labor center getting gutted, but business colleges get lion's share

Remembering Marla Ruzicka (December 31, 1976 – April 16, 2005)......

The memos are evidence that the CIA was dragged into torture by the Executive Branch

Turley on KO with Shuster

Texas is NOT to big to be allowed to fail.

Obama cannot do everything at once ... but he can do the obvious without much investigation required

Conyers Renews Call for Investigation of Bush Administration Actions

PA could get high speed rail across the state with Obama plan.

South Carolina Governor sued by 18 year old

I have a theory as to torture, Bush, and Obama, so hear me out.

Wow, the one photo that is going to make both the right wing and left wing nuts orgasm

Crazy Rick Perry is just stirring the pot

"...We cannot predict with confidence that a court would agree with this conclusion"

OLC = Supreme Court?

I'd rather KO excluded that coke-jawed chimp from the show.

A Travelers Guide to Wackadoodleonia (formerly known as Texas)

Vatican deplores censure of pope on condoms

President Kennedy's speech on secrecy:

You may be Canadian and not even realize it

Rachel Maddow, bubbles, a guy singing about Krugman...

If you're a state governor, do you think you can recite state facts without a fucking teleprompter?

Live Summit Stream

BBC: Iraqi gays face 'lives of hell'

A woman who lived life to the fullest: Midge Miller

The "Bush Move" - New Dance Craze?

Cuba .... si.

Tonight on "Real Time"

Will Obama face a backlash from the airlines for his pro high-speed-rail stance?

If you have not shared this, it doesn't matter.

In response to the teabag party nonsense, we are going to have a Thank You Rally

Forget the AG, Palin fails to get a fisherman from Clam Gulch elected to board of fisheries

Forget the AG, Palin fails to get a fisherman from Clam Gulch elected to board of fisheries

Shoethrowing Master class in INDIA

Politico Coleman dodges egg with 'Bush move'

Politico Coleman dodges egg with 'Bush move'

Politico Coleman dodges egg with 'Bush move'

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF!!

Obama's current Mexico & Trinidad trip, analysis of Pakistan and Afghanistan - Charlie Rose tonight

Florida food stamp contracts outsourced by JPMorgan Chase/Citicorp to India in Jeb Bush years

Charles Barkley on Leno LOL!!!!!!

Der Governator inspires wrath of OC teabaggers

FL legislation proposes teacher tenure begins after 5 years (Steered by Jeb Bush's Foundation)

Shooting May Have Been Sparked By Sidewalk Chalk

If an American tortures an animal, that person is

The "other" pirate battle.

Obama's Bow

I obviously love Susan. But here is Andy and Tony, together, and DU needs to listen.

Check out one of Limbaugh's sponsors. LOL

Should the parents of Timothy McVeigh have been tortured or imprisoned because of what he did?

"We do not torture". -GWB, November 7, 2005

Sleep Expert 'Surprised And Saddened' His Study Twisted In Torture Memo

Heads up: Eric Lichtblau of the NYT is on WJ talking about recent NSA spying

Moyers tonight is one of his best

Reasons to Rejoice--Competence.

Unsung heros

Unsung heros

No wonder the far right has such more money than Democrats do

Oil Independence, Carbon Emissions Reduction, and Clean Sustainable Energy all in 1

Toxic asset!!

Susan Boyle interview on the Early Show . . .

Daily Kos: The battle at Walmart begins.

The More Fred Phelps Protests - The More Gay Rights Get Supported.

Shackled from the ceiling for 11 days and forced to stay awake...

Please tell Congress No Amnesty for Torturers

Ever After: Wed 67 years, pair couldn’t go on without each other

Haiku that sums up the teabaggers:

Would The Torturers Go to Jail If They'd Been Smoking Joints?

GOP congressman (CA) in "Zombie Obama" mask

2fer, What's more gross, PALIN as 1st woman prez or psycho BACHMANN lip kissing Shrub?!1

When did congress first have access to the torture memos?

"I said 'como estas.'"

Don Henley suing CA Assemblyman Charles DeVore for unauthorized use of two songs

State of Texas is for sale on ebay

RE: The new FBI "Right Wing Extremist" meme...

It is up to us to decide what we want to do about those that tortured?

It is not pragmatic to expose torture without prosecution.

Obama Gives Torturers More Ammunition - Die Tageszeitung (Germany)

The April 15th 2009 Great Conservative "I want it my way" Tantrum

The April 15th 2009 Great Conservative "I want it my way" Tantrum

Why is Pat Buchanan so afraid that the torture memos

Hey Hugo ...... my name's Barack

Shut your dumbasses, till you're sane. Issued, by Obama's loyal opposition.

Sell Texas to Mexico, $$ for Health Care

Do we as a country want people working in our intelligence agencies that

This is funny

Here is a link for anyone that would like to read the actual torture memos

Hindsight is sooo 20/20


Want to be BLOWN AWAY? Listen to Susan Boyles sing "Cry Me a River" (from 10 years ago)

Senator Arlen Specter Is Ignorant Or Lying About Employee Free Choice Act

A lesson learned by a Republican co-worker

Retribution is one of the 5 primary goals of criminal law.

Can we please take a second to imagine what might have been

Why Obama is letting the Bush-era criminals off the hook: just a theory

got 33 million to invest in real estate? Val Kilmer's New Mexico ranch for sale...

An entire class of CIA operatives get blanket immunity while people like myself, Thomas Tamm and

Stooping To School-yard Taunts

Gov Goodhair asks for fed aid in TX wildfire..and in the next breath complains about the feds

Local, State Agencies Lack Resources to Ensure Food Safety

PLEASE HELP!! Anybody have the historical deficit chart I saw the other day?

PLEASE HELP!! Anybody have the historical deficit chart I saw the other day?

PLEASE HELP!! Anybody have the historical deficit chart I saw the other day?

The Morning Constitutional: Because it's time for America to stop being full of crap.

can you tell if someone is an abuser by their speakable actions ?

Sarkozy - the bitchy little princess.

Roxanna Saberi convicted of espionage in one day trial in Iran

The Worst Mass School Murderer in the History of the US? A Right Wing Nut:

Jury selected for Steven Green trial (RIP Abeer). Trial starts 27th

Jury selected for Steven Green trial (RIP Abeer). Trial starts 27th

Pleasuring herself with a dildo of deceit

Obama's Chimerical Marijuana Policy - A Guide for the Perplexed

VIDEO: Gutsy Democrat Fakes Out Tea-Baggers at Open Mike

Could there ever be a "Wizard of Oz" or "Sound of Music" again? Is

Danner Smacks Gergen'We're Looking At Legal Docs That Purport To Make What Is Plainly ILLEGAL Legal'

Could society function if people weren't forced to work?

Any lip readers? What did Debbie Wasserman-Schultz say that was just censored?

Jimmy Fallon re Susan Boyle

U.S. seeks hackers to protect cyber networks

NO Amnesty for Tortures - Blank Petition

The Sound of Wealth Inequality - speakers on

Obama wants a Committee formed to cut wasteful spending...

Cheerleader Protestors Support Naked Coach

Rep. Mark Kirk suggests shooting Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn because of higher taxes.

Do you condone torture?

Psycho: Bush's Willing Medical Torturers

the Florida Department of Children and Families is in India

Time Warner Drops Usage-Based Access Fees -- For Now

Man Mistakenly Jailed For 8 Days

Please, please, please do this for Troy Davis.

The Politics of Eyebrows

Online survey for Zogby International

OK - here's one for the spelling enforcers - "Can You Spell That ?"

If someone tortures an innocent person, what should be their punishment?

Iran’s Yankee Hero

F.B.I. and States Vastly Expand DNA Databases

Unemployed Turn To Armed Forces

Some information about the judge presiding over the case of the Bush 6

Conservatives.... "Cranking Up The hate To Eleven"...

Here we go again - five dead in Maryland

Police Radios and War

Is it true that some prisoners died while being tortured?

A few Tea Parties Fox forgot to cover:

"My prayers are for peace in the World: YET WAR IS BEFORE PEACE."

For whatever reason BushCo should get away with the torture.

My co worker blames the 2006 democratic controlled congress for

Okay, I think I'm beginning to understand this whole Tea Bagger mentality...

Quit Torturing Me About Torture

Alex deTwit is clueless

Dupe - Five Bodies Found in Frederick County Home (MD)

Hugo Chavez says Venezuela-U.S. relations will improve

The CIA are the "good guys"?

Norm Coleman Legal Fight To Bring In Cash For Dems

If this were a zombie movie;

Sleep Expert "Surprised And Saddened" To Find Research Twisted In Torture Memo

No Countdown tonight — "Extra Ed" Schultz instead (PLEASE KEEP KICKED)

French hero of World War 2

Anybody hear from Gonzo lately? He still unemployed?

TSMC on spending spree for machinery, R&D staff

Anybody hear from T-Bone Nose Picker lately?

The Enemies Within

If what we did was no worse than college hazing

The Great State Of Texas For Sale On Ebay (Must Sell Before She Secedes!)

Report: Bush-era torture orders enforced by top officials

Report: Bush-era torture orders enforced by top officials

In black and white, the 'torture' files

Limbaugh’s Proof That Torture Works: McCain Was ‘Broken By The North Vietnamese’

I believe that for now the the Democrats are getting great Media coverage as to torture.

I'm gonna go out and buy me a Henry rifle....

Earth Appreciation Thread!

Jimmy Fallon re Susan Boyle

My 6 month old grandson Jason is in the hospital from immunization shots

Jason Aaron Bourne is going home from the hospital (mark his Mom's Facebook page)

Here's the problem with the torture issue....

Bush, in China, tells global leaders about scooping up Barney's shit while on neighborhood walks

Pro bono campaign continues late government lawyer's work

Fastforward:Life in the new post seccession Texas.

Bush Memos Suggest Abuse Isn’t Torture If a Doctor Is There

Grade President Obama (Vote in the poll ASAP)

President Obama in historic handshake with Hugo Chavez of Venezuela

Pol Pot and Teabaggers

I've found the people really responsible for torturegate.

GOP is finally figuring out something Goldwater told them almost 30 years ago

CNN just did a "some say" piece about torture...where "some" is pretty much JUST Cheney.

Might be a good time to repost this: So anyway, I was waterboarding one of my kids today

Florida's Jeb Bush Republicans rolling back 25 years of state protections under cover of recession

To all those righties complaining about that DHS report about ULTRA-conservatives...

Check out the celebrity list at the tea parties

GOP tries to fan 'tea party' flames

Torture Memos plainly state that water-boarding constitutes the legal definition of torture

Scott Horton: U.N. Rapporteur on Obama Amnesty for CIA Agents

2009 Teabagging Championships - photos and captions

Can Citigroup's results be sustained?

Can Citigroup's results be sustained?

this is why we need newspapers..."Poison in the well"

David Simon -Waves of corruption and misbehavior until newspapers reestablished as guardians.

Are the Tea Parties backfiring on Fox News and any Republican backers?

I'm sure that there are some times when the Republicans do the right and good thing

The basic difference between Republicans and Democrats...

Gresham Barrett, GOP Congressman, Booed Off Stage At Tea Party

With Scott Murphy the likely winner in NY-20, will Michael Steele be forced out as RNC chairman?

The Handshake!

More power to Susan Boyle

Media Matters: Weak Tea

Media Matters: Weak Tea

The RW case against single payer health care

Another murder/suicide. Father kills self,wife and 3 kids.

Electronic Cigs?

Even Conservatives Think Glenn Beck Is Nuts

Glenn Greenwald: Politico's understanding of journalistic anonymity

I'm disgusted at how the news is demonstrating the act of water boarding

Freeperlogic: Obama meeting with Chavez means he's "sucking up"

Limbaugh's Proof That Torture Works: McCain Was 'Broken By The North Vietnamese'

Open letter to Barak Obama about economy

Open letter to Barak Obama about economy

Open letter to Barak Obama about economy

Open letter to Barak Obama about economy

Mike Allen Grants Anonymity to Senior Bush Official to Attack Obama on Release of Torture Memos

Mike Allen Grants Anonymity to Senior Bush Official to Attack Obama on Release of Torture Memos

Garrison has a nice Prairie Home Companion show today.

please don't crucify me.Is president Obama's tax plan actually being implemented yet?

Freepers favor Texas Secession

Obama should start moving military bases out of any state threatening to secede

Appreciation to DU for advice last night re: dealing with a loved one's oncologist

Totalitarian Communism Was as Right Wing as Hitler or Bush

The CIA officer who tortured isn't some distant other

Do they say the Pledge of Allegiance in Texas?

Spaniards to Erect Monument to Leslie Howard

What do you make of this - new allergies?

PROGRESO WEEKLY: Saul Landau Interviews Cuban Fiver Gerardo Hernandez

Why are the Banks showing a profit? Answer; AIG and your money

Guess Who's Not Paying Their Taxes?

THIS is why I love TEXAS!

Michelle Malkin runs in fear from Southern Poverty Law Center

Wow...the U6 unemployment rate is 15.6 percent.

Unemployment Compensation FAQ: "No, you don't pay into the fund, your employer does."

Don Henley sues Senate candidate over song use

How the torture story is reported in Europe.

No Immunity For Bad Faith Interrogators

*** DUzy Awards for week ending April 17, 2009 ***

Abandoned pets overwhelm Metro Detroit shelters

Best Tea Party Sign Ever!!

What's the Real Story Behind the Somali Pirates?

'A Ton More People Were Wiretapped Than We've Been Led To Believe': FBI Whistleblower Thomas Tamm

Late payment? Electronic Repossession.

Yahoo finance board.. talking about killing Rachel and KO

There is a debate about torture?

Humans Are Not GREEDY By Nature

Grisly slayings brings Mexican drug war to US

My songwriter friend wrote a song about the teabag parties - check out these lyrics

Yggdrasil, the World Tree, has nine roots.

The Conservatives' Dangerous Game of Hate and Consequences

Top UN torture investigator: Obama decision violates international law

Top UN torture investigator: Obama decision violates international law

When will Texas go Blue?

Not Torture? - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Was Waterboarded 183 Times in One Month

Wife shot in the head offers tea to first investigating officer on scene

Gen. Taguba: Accountability for torture does not stop at White House dooor

Dispatches from an Alternate Universe

In Florida, Ex-Republican Prepares to Run as Democrat

2008 compensation Publix CEO: $800,000. 2008 Winn Dixie CEO made $2.9 million.

Are They Defective?

Perry awarded his "Enterprise Fund" $$ to his campaign contributors/alma mater

Anyone think that Larry King needs new hair, new makeup?

Sales soar of book Chavez gave Obama....LOL

14-year-old repeatedly raped as relatives die

They are still singing, Kick for Andy Williams and Tony Bennett to do a show. Check this out!

St. Pete Times reports on the infamous Florida reform school. The men beaten there 50 years ago

A friend was nearly killed last night.

ACLU calls for Holder (Obama AG) to appoint an Independent Prosecutor RE: Torture

LOL! I was on The Daily Show on Thursday night.

Teabags for bigots?

Good News. ASSHAT Mel Gibson Divorce is going to be the most expensive ever.

Susan keeps singing, raves keep coming

"A Playground For Sadists"-&-NO, We Cannot "JUST Get Over It".

Susan Boyle to be on Larry King in a few minutes (9 p.m. EDT); have you heard her "Cry Me A River?"

Susan Boyle's virtual makeover

Stray Pit Bull Saves Woman, Child from Attacker

Does everyone know what today is?

Symbolman home now - thanks to all for your support

Before Bashing Texas Find Out WHERE Your State Stands On The Issue Of SECESSION

In WA state, we may be laying off 2,000-4,000 teachers; where the fuck is the econ stimulus $$$???

Please rec if you don't get the Susan Boyle phenomenon

In the age of the Internet, why not have a more direct democracy?

Is it possible for someone to be so stupid?

Obama still wants to leave room for 'extra-constitutional' actions in defense of 'national security'

'nothing better then a DEAD liberal'...teabaggers in MI video

Limbaugh worries that the "tea-baggers" may desert to form 3rd Party...

Why does she thrill us? Susan Boyle is the anti-"Pretty Woman"

Should women be allowed to be out in public without a shirt?

Why are most (if not all) American Terrorists RIGHT WINGERS?

My neighbor committed suicide yesterday.

1. Pot Legal 2. Prostitution Legal. What Do You Think of the Netherlands?

What if ........ what if Obama released the torture memos and painted them as prelude to trials ....

FBI, states expanding DNA databases

Sirota just tore a Rushican a new one on CNN

Here's some basic facts the teabaggers don't want you to see

Mind reading: A man can lie for decades to his wife about being gay.

Four CIA chiefs said 'don't reveal torture memos'

CIA Agents Were Not Following "Orders"

The news comment section in Yahoo, called BUZZ UP, is nothing but a right wing swamp.

Georgia Senate threatens dismantling of USA

Ohio To Give Prisoners Laid-Off Janitors' Jobs

Racism comes in all colors.....

Bill easing smoking ban endorsed

Doesn't it strike anyone as strange that Obama released the torture memos

Are we watching the start of a revolution that will rival the civil war?

Greider: Be Willing To Destabilize The Party

FLORIDA Election System Only Days Away From Going Waaayyy South! Neg Impact To National Elections!


Now is the Time: DEMAND Not-For-Profit Health Care!

Post your cellphone wallpaper....I LOVE mine!

I (heart) Liz Phair

I miss the 90's (only click here if you are a fan of grunge)

I just found Rocky and Bullwinkle reruns!

my husband and I have been married for just over two years now

The Album that most Epitomized the Alternative/Grunge Movement in the early to mid 90s?

one more def lepperd

Fellow snake-eaters: check in, here!


Whatever happened to Beatnik clubs?

I am experiencing a lot of peer pressure to join a Bunco group. Should I?

I am so happy my husband bought organic fertilizer, BUT

Remember that ridiculous Jeopardy parody thread that loser Dr. Strange posted?

Should the Taliban allow a woman to wear a Pez dispenser costume and a veil?

Should the Taliban allow a woman to wear a Pez dispenser costume and a veil?

After a long, hard week, it's so good to watch Dogtown.

Who wants a Ding a Ling?

TCM 2:15 am edt "The Greatest Sinner"

It's playing with a joystick !

Lil Missy Appreciation Thread

I have disappeared

I was cleaning up my myspace inbox... found this poem I'd written April 17, 2007

Breaking News: Midlo says she's "never posting in the Lounge again"


Jason Kubel is my boyfriend

Ugh. Pizza + milk shake + wine

You'll have nightmares!!!

Fellow snack-haters: check in, here!

The AT&T Shoe Guy...B.S., Right?

I'm more sick of Twitter than of Susan Boyle.

Paul McCartney on LIVE RIGHT NOW!

DUzy Awards for the week are up in GD

I just put a whole bunch of people on ignore. I'm starting to like this...

ok well, let me just spill it right here, my BF got out of rehab today

Why couldn't I do this when I was 5?

How long must a dog bark after 10:00PM before you can legally waterboard its owner?

He was born in the summer of his 27th year

What's up over at reddit?

"There's a red house over yonder..and that's where my baby stay."

Kirby Krackle's song "Teabagged"

To everyone who sent good wishes/vibes/prayers/thoughts for my M-I-L...

Kind of having a personal crisis here

I FINALLY saw Quantum of Solace

BarenakedLady have a new boyfriend !

I will be 20 in 18 days.


If my dog wakes me up with a bark, I let him out the door to bark some more.

I haz a huge hole.

They are getting sophisticated ....NOT !!!!!

Need lounge help: can you unfriend/defriend someone on Facebook?

Frost/Nixon - opinions? (spoilers)

IMPORTANT thread going on here in GD...

Got fifth row Orchestra Seats for Neko Case this Tuesday...

Today, leaving the Southern Women's Show, (which I might add

Going to pick up the main kit cat less one tooth, plus one chip, with a sore butt from all those

Know what would be funny? If Susan Boyle were actually a total jerk

Countdown to May......

Rip Van Turtle: My Red Ear Slider Turtle that Disappeared over 1 yr Ago Re-Emerges

Cockroaches in Maine? I found a HUGE one outside the house.

Just got an email from tonights venue. The rumors are true.

Lil Missy sanity poll.

Waking up Canadian

Amici--The Opera Band

You Nationals fans must be so proud...

How can young puppies get people neutered?

Polling for advice on piercings

Waaaaaaah. I want Mickey!

OK - here's one for the spelling enforcers - "Can You Spell That ?"

TMZ Video: James Caan: "You're a funny guy, for a little prick"

Etiquette question.

how young can you get puppies neutered?

To all of my fans

Halloween on AMC.

$674.50 & counting.. Please send vibes for Evil Uncle Willie

If you lived near where bears also live, would you have to be warned not to feed cubs?

Who was that CNN reporter who shouted down a teabagger?

Proof that making friends on DU is a wicked good thing:

the "ash grove " concerts are going to wolfgangs vault..

Grade President Obama (Vote in the poll ASAP)

When Minor League Baseball promotions collide

Ed Sullivan needs to come back from the grave and kick Larry King's ass.

I hate it when my restless leg syndrome starts affecting my arms too.

Alert the media: I have a new avatar!

"we did`t start the flame war"..........

How do you Send/Attach a PDF document in an e-mail?

Sometimes I walk around without my glasses on

Sometimes I walk around without my glasses on

Interesting. The Pirates shut Atlanta out again, 10-0, the Reag-Gnats lose in 11,

What you missed IF you didn't listen to my radio show


True story. So I went walking in the woods. And of course

Hate Echoes

Malkovich Malkovich?

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 4/18/09

I have a splitting headache. What the hell are you going to do about it?

Do ya think a Democrat lives here??

It's a gorgeous day, and I'm sick. Can I get some pity?

If a bear shits in the woods...

Who here is a morning person?

Check Your PM!

Rare Footage of Mamas and Papas....

What are your favorite blogs?

Are you now, or have you ever been, possessed by a demon?

Are you now, or have you ever been, possessed by a demon?

OK, I'm oiling up now. In one hour, I will post pics of the most incredible abs you have ever seen.

I'm going to start wearing a hearing aid


Farrah Fawcett is down to 86 pounds.

BREAKING NEWS: I'm wearing clothes.

The boat is ready to go, the first sailing day of the year will commence shortly

woot! 161-1 and 1-161 are STILL intact!!

Jimmy Fallon re Susan Boyle

How is Red Sox Nation's "march to the World Series" going?

Oh great :Freepers are making Nationals Uniforms

Have been getting calls from far, haven't answered the phone, but have a plan

Waaahh my little boy is not so little

I figure The Lounge would know

Does ANYBODY still exercise to a Walkman cassette player?

I am bored , suggest an activity

Now I'm watching Hunt for Red October. Anyone disturbs me, I'm doing a Crazy Ivan on your ass

Silly-ass dream

Predict the date and reason for MY TS'ing...

tonight is PROM night for my "baby" here she is on the day we bought the dress. Date pics later

Predict the date and reason for your TS'ing

Good hangover cures

does diet coke work like coke on rust?

Which one of your states symbols is your favorite.

any plumbers in the house? (toilet problem)

Time again for Devi's Advocate Theater: "Texas will never go Blue"

Susan Boyle made me cry, and so did this boy on BGT 2008

This new New York Yankees stadium rocks!

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Sat 4/18/2009)

So with all of the Susan Boyle stuff, which voice(s) most impressed you?

How do you like my new sig pic.

OLD FARTS ON THE LOUNGE.....are you a victim of CRS?

How about a post your picture thread?


I get if I had Axe back in High School I would have gotten laid....

I'm leaving in a few minutes and going to a baseball game tonight.

A Recent Poem

I've been bitten by a stray cat!

how did humanity survive the 1930s?

Who wants a Yuengling????

The Lounge needs to have an IKEA intervention for LostinVA and Haruka.

Non mainstream sports you enjoy watching or participating in

Kindly send healing vibes to Amelia the cat, the actual bossy monkey

need advice on which vitamins I should take

Someone Hold Me

OMG Megan McCain runs the GOP. Steve Schmidt says Republicans should accept gay marriage

PHOTOS First Chavez, now this. Maybe he is a Communist/ Socialist/ Marxist/ Trotskyite after all?

Pictures of Protests of Our President's Visit for the Americas Summit!

We've Reached The First Apex Of Roller Coaster 44 Poll

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Who wanted the "techniques" in the first place?

It's unethical but hey they wanted it on the right they'll have to understand what it meant.

Gates still not ready to sign on to DADT repeal

Obama Appears To Be Reversing The GOP's Odd Policy of Self-Isolation - Will It Work?

Fannie Mae CEO Allison Nominated to Run TARP Office

Political Judo Or Just Good Ol' Dipomacy? Turning Potential Discord On Cuba Into An Asset At The SOA

The CIA agents who tortured were good soldiers just following orders.

PHOTO Crikey, the Vice President had a close encounter today.

PHOTO Crikey, the Vice President had a close encounter today.

Andrew Sullivan: The Bigger Picture (torture)

GOP's - Obama covered Jesus' name when he spoke at GU - horror follows!!!

NC-Sen: DSCC Tipping Roy Cooper's Hand?

3 words that can kill ANY 2012 Republican Presidential aspirations: "Palin considered abortion"

They are coming down from the Tea Bag high over at

I just wanted to say how refreshing it is of the approach of Obama

Let's let Texas secede - How about a peek back after a few short years...

Obama is shitting on everything

House Members Report Funding Drop

I am a student of history. Never, ever, (requesting help here)

Change I'm starting to believe in.

Appeals court cancels plans for offshore drilling

Harriet Miers has HOURS to waste testifying about Chimpy's library

PHOTOS Ooops, fanboy spotted at the Summit of the Americas

Joey Millwood R-SC slings the socialist haterade on Twitter

Projections have consequences

Obama To Ask Agency Heads For Budget Cuts

PHOTOS Freeper Meltdown No 68,378?

"Of course its based on only a couple of data points"

Clinton 'deeply disappointed' in Iran sentencing

WSJ pimps for Coleman (sore loser - MN) - Recommends federal challenge or do-over.

WSJ pimps for Coleman (sore loser - MN) - Recommends federal challenge or do-over.

Greens Hail Obama's OK to Regulate Greenhouse Emissions

McCain Assailed in Free Republic; he's called an idiot, a moron, a liberal and an awful pilot!

Aryan Nations recruiting again in northern Idaho

Newt Gingrich now appearing as Mickey Rooney

Feingold Wants[torture] Policymakers Prosecuted

President Obama extends hands to Chavez, Ortega at summit

Caption this Photo, Obama Points at Hugo Chavez

"Now you've got President Obama. Yeah, you know we've come a long way."

The rose is fairest when 't is budding new,

The real loser today was AhmadiNejad

Remember: They Tried To Make Deal That There Would Be No Prosecutions.

Grade President Obama (Vote in the poll ASAP)

My thoughts on the Tea Parties

PHOTOS Yoo hoo, Freepers? More Pics of Presidents Obama and Chavez here

Obama Reprieve for CIA Illegal: U.N. Rapporteur

Not everyone will appreciate this... but the torturers have already been held accountable in a sense

Does the dog BO stand for Barrack Obama? Just Occured to me...

PHOTOS Ooops, fangirls at the Summit of the Americas

Move Over, Miley. In Washington, The Obama Girls Are the Latest Craze.

PHOTO Any Ruben Blades fans out there?

President Obama's Stimulus Plan $$$ Is Keeping Not-For-Profit Clinics Open To Care For The Uninsured

PHOTO Colombian President's Diagram For President Obama.

Tea Party Hypocrisy - Corporate Media Ignores Pro-Stimulus Rallies - Where's Olbermann and Maddow?

I was wrong

Pre-emptive war vs torture

How many times has an ex-politician been elected President?

"How can you stand at a rally waving the American flag while yelling “Secede”?" (Gail Collins)

Napolitano faces lawsuit over 'right wing extremism' memo

Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons on college campuses

I like choo-choos that go fast.

I hope to GOD that Newt Gingrich is nominated in 2012.

UN Official: Obama's decision not to prosecute violates International Law

Clinton Scores Points by Admitting Past U.S. Errors

PHOTOS Today's photo threads, in case you're interested

PHOTOS Obama and Lula: It's a love thing.

First there were 180,000, then 250,000, last night Steele said over 300,000.

Daniel Ortega is a pig. And for women of child bearing age Nicaragua sucks.

Freepers Openly Advocating Treason, Insurrection

Sunday News Show Lineup (Emanuel on ABC, Axelrod on CBS)

President Obama, Summit of the Americas: "we must learn from history, but we can't be trapped by it"

America Seeks Restraining Order Against GOP

PHOTOS Do you ever get the feeling you're being followed and/or watched?

PHOTOS Will U.S./Americas' relations ever recover from this fraught trip?


Miami Herald - Obama most popular leader of the Americas -

With the GOP Eating Their Own - Who Could They Run as President?

Joe Biden

Who is responsible for the torture prosecutions:

Nice to see Freepers responding calmly to the Chavez photos

PHOTOS Oh no, now Chavez is giving the President gifts (April 18)

Obama’s Savvy Cuba Move

Daily Howler attacks Janeane Garofalo

PHOTO How touching is this?

Chavez: Obama is more intelligent than Bush!

Shout out to Jackeens...

"If the superfan culture that brought Obama to power is going to transform itself into independent"

Mindless, unquestioning support for a leader is always a bad idea.

Hugo Chavez to Pres. Obama: "I want to be your friend.''

Al Giordano's response to Naomi Klein's 'A Lexicon of Disappointment' article

How Barack Obama resurrected The Dead

White House to show off green Detroit vehicles

NIH prohibits stem cells from embryos created for science

Judge orders former President George W. Bush to testify in SMU lawsuit

C.I.A. Memos Could Bring More Disclosures

Sri Lanka health official says 28 civilians killed

Iran convicts US journalist of spying

Israel stands ready to bomb Iran's nuclear sites

No Immunity For Bad Faith Interrogators

Jury Selected for Steven Green Trial

Deadly attack on Pakistan convoy

Can Citigroup's results be sustained?

Judge orders former President George W. Bush to testify in SMU lawsuit

Iran sentences U.S. journalist to 8 years

Third G20 case referred to IPCC

Argentina urges end of U.S. embargo against Cuba

Susan Boyle's next interview stops: Larry King and Oprah

Philippines Red Cross hostage rescued

Thai protest leader stable after shooting (update)

Mexico, Colombia compete for US anti-narcotics funds

FBI agents to testify at Mumbai attacks trial

Bank Profits Mask Peril Still Lurking

On April 16, by a 2-1 vote, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Davis' petition

IPCC chief slams tactics of G20 police at demo

McCain campaign manager: GOP should back same-sex marriage

Mother Kills Son, Father Wants Gun Range to Pay

Toronto man charged with trying to export nuclear technology to Iran

Canada Issues a Wake-Up Call: You May Be a Citizen

Obama, Chavez shake hands at summit

China says key currency countries need watching

Lawyer: Iran convicts US journalist of spying

Missouri-based American Sterling Bank closed by regulators (#24 for 2009)

Obama dismayed by Iran sentence

Protester tackled, arrested at Neo-Nazis

Chávez Gives Obama Book on Latin American History

Texas House votes to slash Gov. Rick Perry's budget

UN expert criticizes US torture decision

Five Bodies Found in Frederick County Home

Jackie Chan: Chinese people need to be controlled

Chinese woman in $57m fraud trial

Dutch navy captures pirates after failed attack

Obama Names Two Officials and Vows to Cut Waste

Mother Kills Son, Father Wants Gun Range to Pay

US to boycott UN racism meeting

Delta stops using India call centers: report

Chávez Seeks to Restore Envoy to U.S.

Whitehouse on Bush Torture memos

Countdown: Guest Former USAF Interrogator - 'I've Never Seen Any Type of Coercive Methods Work'

Obama Wrong On Torture...So Far (2/3)

SHOCKING! Demonstrator killed with same weapon that critically injured Tristan Anderson

CNN: Spanish Judge Keeps Bush Torture Prosecutions Alive

Illinois Family Institute's Day of Silence Video - "Dare To Stand"

Obama Wrong On Torture...So Far (3/3)


Domestic Surveillance Panel (1/6) - 2009 National Whistleblower Assembly

Nanotechnology takes off

TYT: Should Kids Get Arrested For Watching Porn in School?

Speaker Quinn joins Governor David Paterson to Introduce NYS Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Rachel Maddow: Federal Judge Bybee's Torture Memos

AC360: Susan Boyle cracks jokes & has fun (& acapella on BBC news/Full Larry King interview)

Dr. Mads Gilbert Norwegian doctor who worked in Gaza for 12 horrific days

Colbert Report: A Giant Gay Storm (Brilliant Mocking of Anti-Gay Marriage Ad)

Jay Bybee Defends Torture Memos

UPDATE Ian Tomlinson's death @ G20 Protest Caused by Internal Bleeding, Manslaughter Charges Pending

Teabag party with the wingnuts (dip dip dip)

Declan Galbraith - now this kid can sing and has a great message too

MASHUP: Promotion & Hypocrisy of Teabagging [STANDARD EDIT]

U.S Senator John Kerry tours Darfur in Sudan

Obama Torture Decision Violates International Law

Dangerous wingnut holds up "KILL THE BEAST" sign in Think Progress Report From Virginia Tea Parties

Weekly Address: Efficiency and Innovation

Michael Steele Cuckoo for FAR MORE than Cocoa Puffs: Hey, Sean, IT'S GREAT TO BE WITH YA, man...

Countdown: Waterboarding Constitutes The Legal Definition Of Torture!

Is AIG the most depraved insurance company in history?

(Republican Rep. Gresham) Barrett booed at Greenville Tea Party

CNN: Torture Memos Coverage

Obama Wrong On Torture...So Far (1/3)

Tea-Bagging Rightwing Extremists in MI

Countdown: Conservative tea parties were "racism straight up" (includes Pensacola Tea Party clip)

Skating around the economic crisis in California

CO: Tax Day at Colorado State Capitol - Tea Baggers, Salad Tossers Gather

Susan Boyle sings "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic movie on Larry King Live

CBS news covers former abuses at Florida reform school. Crist orders exhumation...

Change The World MUSIC VIDEO - Remake of Ten Years After song! Awesome!

Right-Wingers Push to Replace Water Boarding With Tea Bagging

The Torture Memos, Obama and the Banality of Evil

Right here, right now

Twitters From Texas

Too Big To Flail

The Conservatives' Dangerous Game of Hate and Consequences

Dave Lindorff: Obama, Seeing Darkness, Conjures up the Mists of Time

Paranoid style in Republican politics

Next GOP Campaign to Alienate Independent Voters

President Obama shines at Americas summit

Are e-books the new newspapers? (BBC)

African aid 'needs science focus' (BBC)

Nightmares made Law - Philippe Sands on Obama and the Torture Memos

Torture: Holding America to account

Iran’s Yankee Hero

Washington Week sows some more disinformaton for the GOP. Republican Noise Machine alive and well.

'Torture memos' embolden Dems

Some straight talk to Mike Allen and the Republicans

The Hundredth Senator

America compromises its ideals – again

Curb Aids and HIV by decriminalising drugs, say experts

Four CIA chiefs said 'don't reveal torture memos'

Spit and Acquit

The jousting accident that turned Henry VIII into a tyrant

So apparently, we're not allowed to talk about George W. Bush anymore.

What now for the American right?

How Bush's Tortured Legal Logic Won

'President Obama did an amazingly important thing by releasing the torture memos.'

Why They Didn’t Use Snakes on Abu Zubaydah

Dividing America with Hate

Friday Talking Points (74) -- Pirates And Torture

Psychologists Helped Guide Interrogations

Downtown Atlanta recycles self into a Zero Waste Zone

Energy Secretary Chu: "Al Gore is a friend of mine"

White House to nominate nuclear expert to deputy energy secretary

Maple syrup threatened by global warming

West Africa faces 'megadroughts' (BBC)

PIC OF THE DAY: Obama and Chavez Exchange Greetings

COUNTERPUNCH: "From the Bay of Pigs to Trinidad and Tobago"

Argentina urges end of U.S. embargo against Cuba

African lark soon to be extinct (BBC)

Paul Watson on live radio program - Seal Hunt - 6 PM EST, Saturday

Fla. to test air in homes with Chinese drywall - AP

Chávez Gives Obama Book on Latin American History

On Thin Ice - NOW's excellent report on the disappearing glaciers.

Obama to visit Colombia on his next Latin America tour

Pet trade puts orangutans at risk (BBC)

Wind Power installed capacity increased 50% in 2008

Ultimate Recycling: Paper from Tasmanian Wombat Poo

I'm looking for the poll our friend Andres is using in this article:

What do you all think about Obama's false comment re: a Cuban's inability to attend church?

Gary Sheffield's first hit as a Met is his 500th homerun.


18 APRIL 1987

Alex Ovechkin just choked another one away. Down 2-0. Looser.

Yankees are getting their butts kicked by Cleveland again

Lincecum strikes out 13...Giants still lose

After "The Save" does anyone think Fleury isn't The Best Goalie?

My NFL Draft philosophy.

The Top 10 is out!!

The spelling impared Washington Nats

Being a real or true sports fan

For Fuck Sakes---It's Loser---not Looser.

The JR Chess Report (April 17): Nalchik Grand Prix in Progress

Manny has jacked two homers so far today.

Please post your NFL Team's draft needs.

Have you seen Live Streaming of Eagle nesting?

French Hewlett Packard Workers Release Managers After Proposal To Save Jobs

Sympathy Strikes & the Law: Is Solidarity Legal?

Today in labor history Apr 18 “striking maidens of 1888” became pioneers for women on social justice

Video: With More Concessions Looming, Auto Workers Assess a Broken Industry

Tampa Tea Party Applauds John Russell's Progessive Populist Message Of Truth!

Something Queer Hits the Funny Pages

Great poem about MOM

Steve Schmidt, GOP strategist, comes out for Gay Marriage

I have to get something off of my chest.

A hilarious you tube video Backstreet Bears

Why Medicare Has Not Been Able Rein In the Cost of Cancer Drugs

New Way To Analyze Sleep Disorders

Health advocates tout new model of female condom

Text for U.N. racism meeting approved

Mitchell Cites '02 Arab Plan For Peace

Reckoning nears for the US and Israel

The quintessential Palestinian experience

Report: Hezbollah cell in Egypt planned to recruit Israeli Arabs

Report: Israel gearing to bomb Iran's nuclear sites

At doctor's presentation, a Jewish woman says Gaza is slowly splitting the Jewish community

ANALYSIS / Hezbollah and Iran have become Egyptian targets

Kadima’s real test

U.S. to boycott Durban II anti-racism meet

Official Egyptian daily slams Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah

New study finds 'it's never too late to stop drinking'

Who Won The 60 Year War?

Woman shot in the head makes tea

Using gun control (both for AND against) as political top cover

Statistical validity of assault weapons trace data

Fort Lewis Army Wife Kills Husband During Gun Lesson

What is a trillion dollars?

Here we go again - five dead in Maryland

You give bankers Ł1.3 trillion and do they thank you? Do they hell

The NRA ..........dragging its feet anyway.

3 Yr old .........dead ............firearm

Obama is buying up all the ammuniton for his private militia

random windows

reflections and shadows

More Queens Spring...


Work photo I didn't enter in the contest

Spring comes to Queens

FINALS are up in GD

Hi, newbie here!

Beagle and Swan sounds like the name of a British pub

Callaway Gardens (GA) birds of prey show

someone said Spring Queens?

Local Street famous for homes of wealth and its beauty in springtime

She's BACK... Kagome is with me AGAIN... my adventure Long Story

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 4/18/09

Ok, ladies and gents. I really need your input about something.

First crop circle of the year

National Geographic - Death of the Universe HD part 1/5

Now this sounds kinda interesting.

What's for dinner? ~ Saturday April 18th Edition

Some real yummies in the ATK email tonight.

Coffee powder.

Does anyone have any experience with the Troops-To-Teachers program...

Ex-state Sen. Karen Johnson weighs 2010 governor race (article)

9/11 Truthers Meet the Birth Certificate Brigade

no steel framed building has ever survived being hit by a jumbojet

Were any OCTers watching "no conspiracies" "go to guy" Penn Jillette on Fox w/ Glenn Beck?

Judge rules Bush can be deposed over library suit

Texas Senate defies Perry, votes to take stimulus money for jobless fund

Luke Hayes, the new Texas State Director for Organizing for America. MEET Luke @ link

Proof the Texas Bashers don't know WTF they're talking about

Alright I posted in GD about the growing Secession movements

Jimmy Fallon re Susan Boyle

Did my wife just become Canadian?

Assuming you had money, which scenario would you do?