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Archives: July 31, 2011

Boxer Up Now

Boxer Up Now

Why is America so ignorant? Right now neither CNN nor MSNBC are covering the debt ceiling debate

An Idea On Taxing The "Job Creators" That Might Help Hiring

Russell Edgingtons----

Barbara Boxer up now. nt

Barbara Boxer up now. nt

Far Right Zionist Nut, Pamela Gellar, Who Inspired Norwegian Shooter, Calls Him An Islamist

Far Right Zionist Nut, Pamela Gellar, Who Inspired Norwegian Shooter, Calls Him An Islamist

Barbara Boxer up now! Link....

Barbara Boxer up now! Link....

"Some men just want to watch the world burn"

I would like for every elected democrat

Hutchingson supports Boner

Mike Lee (R) We should have held debt ceiling "hostage" in the past. Would be a "good thing"!

About the desire to have automatic cutting systems,

Found this on ABC news and then here on this link

Vermont Stands Alone

Vermont Stands Alone

FiveThirtyEight: Which Republicans Might Support Reid’s Debt Bill? (article with a LIST)

McLauglin Group: Is Monica Crowley gone for good? She was like a "Tokyo Rose"

So, what do you do when the "loyal opposition" ceases to be loyal?

So, what do you do when the "loyal opposition" ceases to be loyal?

Unprecedented borrowing authority?

Rhetorical balanced budget amendment question for the repubs:

Waste Of Tax Dollars?

Strong Earthquake Rocks NE Japan

i got another rw poll call today. is anyone else getting these?

A song for the Debt ceiling crisis of 2011

Bachmann asked MN taxpayers to pay her cable TV bills

Reuters: White House holds fresh debt talks with Republicans

Russian Roulette... that is what these people are playing

I'm thinking it might be better to stand up to the tea party bullies now

i think the teahadists are gunning for a government shutdown like in 1995.

I'm trying to research Obama's 1st proposal for cutting deficit/debt. Anyone have a link?

If gays and lesbians are allowed to marry and if minorities are elected to the White House

The real worker to retiree ratio is much higher, because workers are 80% more productive!

C-SPAN credits Senator Sessions wrong.

Ice bowling keeps things cool in Summer (Japan)

Ice bowling keeps things cool in Summer (Japan)

Icelanders hand in draft of world's first 'web' constitution

The Repugs want to shrink the size of government? Nothing could be easier!

I'm having trouble getting worked up over this debt/default debacle.

I'm having trouble getting worked up over this debt/default debacle.

Epic TV. Don't miss it. Actual Senators spilling their guts live on your Tee Vee or Pee Cee.

You Go Barbara Boxer, Sessions you're a liar

MSNBC is LIVE right now. Wonder how long that will last ...

*Reid on floor now

so talkign heads are going, how are other countries looking at us?

Cloture vote moved to 1pm tomorrow

Obama's Final Loophole: The "Catastrophic Emergency" Clause?

Senator Reid: Senate vote will be Sunday AFTERNOON 1pm ET

This is why I'm worried; Impact of US debt crisis ranges from benign to extreme:TD

The REAL reason the Senate vote was delayed till tomorrow

Likely none of us know, but what do you think? Where did this debt strategy come from?

Congressional Black Caucus urges Obama to use 14th Amendment debt limit fix (The Hill)

As in 1973, It's still: Damn the Economy, Full speed ahead with the wars.

tweet from chuck toad

So, if Russian infiltrators were holding America economically hostage...

Go, Bernie! It's not a question of whether Reid's bill will pass

Sen. Sanders will be on MSNBC at 10

Sen. Sanders will be on MSNBC at 10

Vote delayed by 12 hours in the Senate

Jeff Sessions! Boo hoo hoo! Democrats want to just raise our taxes!

Three Words.

America, The Beautiful (Pic heavy)

Norman Goldman is on MSNBC

Dear President Obama: You are dealing with terrorists. You do know that, don't you?

"Bring on the Clowns"

CNN said not long ago that McConnell was going around Reid and making

Sect leader warns of 'death' to 'those who prosecute the church'

Tea Party = KAOS! Mr. President, "GET SMART!"

Here are the markets

Ah, good ol' Michelle Bachmann.

Email to the WH

surprise us obama. please, surprise us and show us your backbone.

Replica of Wright brothers 1910 plane crashes in Ohio, killing 2

Old Mitch watched his master plan unfold. Deny Reid, negotiate with the President at the last hour

"A time bomb waiting for one of the parties to play Russian Roulette with the nation."

Has any democrat besides Bernie Sanders ever filibustered anything since the rethugs won the

Little humor:

thinkprogress RT @samyoungman: Dem familiar with situation disputes ABC report

How Would the Supreme Court Rule on Obama RAISING The DEBT CEILING Himself?

Senators?

Wash. Post: Record of family’s global corporation follows Jon Huntsman Jr.

I just want to point out, that I was and am now watching you, public media

Dying to Compromise: The Fables of Obama by John Eskow

Bill Maher this wk: WHO is that shrieking nasal harpie Margaret Hoover?

David Corn: "Terrible precedent established here. Politicizing debt-ceiling"

What shape is Obama in, politically

I wish we would stop calling it borrowing and call it stealing

If they get away with drastic cuts to programs for a civilized society...

Who's on first? nt

Detroit Free Press reporting a tenative deal has been made

What would President Bartlett do?

Did I just hear Chuck Todd say the "Super Congress" was back on the table?

SF: Some good news for a change. Visitacion Valley gets a new library

Is there Hope for America?

The rest of us are PAYING the tab for the TPers pledges to Norquist.

So if the news report of the deal is to be believed, the Super Catfood Commission will gut

35 and under: How would you feel about raising SS age to 67?

The teabaggers are fanatics

Apple now has more cash than the U.S. government

US General said "Nuts" to the German surrender demand. What would Obama say?

Those rooting for a "compromise" -- Don't get pissed when the carnage starts.

On a lighter note...Star Wars analogy or Lord of the Rings analogy for debt debacle ?

Fund managers seek freedom not to sell on U.S. downgrade

Fire Destroys Offices Of Wisconsin Recall Activist Group

As a Democrat--what is more important to you?

Top Republicans confident of debt deal with Obama

My family and the Great Depression

An Austerity Program never grows an economy

We are finished

Japanese Government hiring "agents" to monitor Twitter and personal blogs

Washington Post story on the deal:

Voodoo in the Sky with Diamonds

The Titanic Pt. 2

Do the Democrats in Congress realize that if they sign onto this BBA, and place on the table

So Nader is calling for someone to challenge Obama in the primaries. How come Nader doesn't call

I've had it. Invoke the 14th. Enough games. The U.S. CANNOT default.

There is no such thing as the Tea Party

Guardian: The Tea Party is a real threat to America

Guardian: The Tea Party is a real threat to America

Guardian: The Tea Party is a real threat to America

Anyone think there will be a run on Banks?

Anyone think there will be a run on Banks?

what is this hobbit and mordor analogy about that I keep hearing?

what is this hobbit and mordor analogy about that I keep hearing?

Oslo Memorial Concert tribute to victims

Bloomberg "Game Changers" is spotlighting the koch brothers. Very enlightening. They come from a

Der Spiegel:Europe's Right-Wing Populists Find Allies in Israel(unlikely bedfellows-Nazis, Zionists)

Is there any way to tell if Charlie Sheen's tornado charity is on the up-and-up?

Why do you suppose the Republicans want to do this debt ceiling thing again during the election?

Tanks might be storming and Shelling Hama right now....

Jeb Bush's notebook!

Fuck it - 14th Amendment time

Fuck it - 14th Amendment time

Even if we avoid default and the dollar rebounds- what of the value of the Democratic Party?

GOP Lisa MURKOWSKI is speaking

No deal.

Ben (of Ben and Jerry's) explains the economy in 3:33 Mmmmmmm, cookies!!!

Nate Silver: The debt deals as reported really seem like more a capitulation by the White House than

How long have you been paying into Social Security?

Something special happend a couple of days ago.

Something special happend a couple of days ago.

Here is an idea, a naive idea, I know, but it seems reasonable to me:

There's NOTHING like rushed legislation, agreed to in the dead of night to inspire...

Bosnia, Kosovo, and Now Libya: The Human Costs of Washington’s On-Going Collusion with Terrorists

Fewer political fundraisers reaching for their wallets

Ex-judge Kent's furlough foiled after Chronicle report

Hey kids! Name the new "Special Committee" to recommend cuts! Prizes and trading cards!

Hey kids! Name the new "Special Committee" to recommend cuts! Prizes and trading cards!

How to take control of Washington

ABC Reports Tentative Debt Ceiling Deal Reached Between GOP And Obama (some details & links)

ABC has now revised its story to say a vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment is part of the deal

Jonathan Turley - "Democrats Raise Constitutional Argument In Favor Of Raising Debt Limit"

Why is this a crisis now, when a non-balanced budget never was a crisis before?

A contrived crisis, more contrived compromises, and the ones who lose are us.

The One and a Half Party System

The Sunday TV talk show fights (lineup)

Afghanistan: Suicide attack in Lashkar Gah 'kills 13' {video @ link}

Afghanistan: Suicide attack in Lashkar Gah 'kills 13' {video @ link}

Hit on Medicare limited. Hit on Defense is bigger.

Haley faces flak over “white” listing

Danziger toon- Waiting for her check

China: Unrest in Kashgar, Xinjiang, leaves 15 dead

China: Unrest in Kashgar, Xinjiang, leaves 15 dead

Influence of Super PACS to grow with 2012 election

Senator Boxer: We have to pledge allegiance to the flag ,,, NOT to Grover Norquist!

Watching MTP, Haven't Done That In A While

Do you think some of the Tea Party members in the House would vote

"Why taxpayers are so angry -- and so wrong about spending" from The Fiscal Times

"Why taxpayers are so angry -- and so wrong about spending" from The Fiscal Times

Everyone chill the fuck out, He's got this!!

@whpresscorps (White House Press Corps) now reporting ABC info incorrect

Home Health Workers Are Sick of Being Shut Out of Labor Law

Scientific American: What Causes Prejudice against Immigrants, and How Can It Be Tamed?

This was on the front page of MSN this morning as I turned my computer on...

Planned Parenthood firebombed, right wing silent

Sunday Talk Shows

Is it just me, or has our American democracy become as weak as the Weimar Republic circa 1929?

Is it just me, or has our American democracy become as weak as the Weimar Republic circa 1929?

Music For Governments To Default By

Marijuana Clinic Offers Free Pot to Patients Who Register to Vote

Turkey's Top Generals Quit En Masse Over Political Targeting

The only upside of all this for me...

A few (not necessarily connected) thoughts on legal systems in the face of the Norway tragedy.

"Bite my Bing, baby." - Microsoft

Wrestling Over the Debt Ceiling

"We have to pledge allegiance to the flag, not to Grover Norquist" -Barbara Boxer

Cutting the top tax rate is "cloud cuckoo land" -- at least in the UK.

Sources: debt deal calls for up to $2.8 trillion in savings

TPM story this morning on the deal suggests the Special Committee might raise taxes

Self-deleted by member

The U.S. will default if the debt ceiling is not raised: why do we accept a statement is true

Arnold Schwarzenegger museum opens in Austrian hometown

Surprise! Any Debt Ceiling Deal Will Kick Taxes Down To State And Local Levels

Teabaggers like Rand Paul keep saying they want to do what's best for the country. Not MY country

"Some Europeans—like Americans—are now railing about the scourge of immigration."

Nancy Pelosi will be the person that delivers a debt limit increase.

Pam Geller, liar, hypocrite

What makes the corporate media speculation believe that the teabaggers in the house will accept "the

Anatomy of a scandal:

New debt deal looks like a lot of nothing.

We cannot walk alone...

Chilcot to 'heavily criticise' Tony Blair over Iraq war

FBI’s News Corp. 9/11 Probe Moves Forward

91L will become Tropical Storm Emily shortly

91L will become Tropical Storm Emily shortly

A question about Michelle Bachmann.

U.S. Jobless Rate Probably Unchanged in July

Time's Halprin is saying there is REVENUE in the deal? Is this true?

Time's Halprin is saying there is REVENUE in the deal? Is this true?

IMO, there should be a rule that a majority of each party must be seated in the Senate

Battery explosion at Conroe plant sends 2 to hospital

Battery explosion at Conroe plant sends 2 to hospital

Battery explosion at Conroe plant sends 2 to hospital

Toon: Eat It!

FBI checking 'our most promising' lead in D.B. Cooper case

NY Times: The Man Behind the Anti-Shariah Movement

This SuperCongress, or committee, or whatever you want to call it is another Profile in Cowardice.

PUBLIC REACTS TO SEWAGE LEAK AND E. COLI CONTAMINATION

PUBLIC REACTS TO SEWAGE LEAK AND E. COLI CONTAMINATION

PUBLIC REACTS TO SEWAGE LEAK AND E. COLI CONTAMINATION

I'm going to focus my frustration in a positive way

Mercury turns retrograde on Tuesday.

Another step into the police state ...

I think the President has always known the 14th Amend is in his back pocket

Does anyone else think we are still going to default?

A game with a windfall for a knowing few

Former Bush NSA director calls for ‘digital Blackwater’

Rupert Murdoch given $27M no-bid contract from state Department of Education

British police expand Murdoch investigation to computer hacking

SEIU: We Cannot Ignore Reality that Wal-Mart is America's Chief Corporate Poverty Creator

Obama & Republicans latest deal - "Super Congress" is back

Obama & Republicans latest deal - "Super Congress" is back

Obama & Republicans latest deal - "Super Congress" is back

Obama & Republicans latest deal - "Super Congress" is back

Obama & Republicans latest deal - "Super Congress" is back

You don't cut government spending in the midst of an economic crisis.

Deal Framework Reached on Raising U.S. Debt Ceiling

This President is tied to Wall Street, when his legislation hurts the country, it is not

Joe Walsh isn't the first.

David Gregory is a piece of shit.

Faux "news" sez: "Us Kriss-chuns iz bein' PERSECUTED!!!"

No matter how putrid the debt ceiling negotiations are, I will never vote for rethuglican to head

Why no calls for Joe Walsh to resign?

NBC/MSNBC Subtle Changes

At this point the Democrats should give the terrorists everything they want

Harry Reid live on MSNBC now

Isn't McConnell the chinless the

The Costs of War - An Economic Draft

Now Is The Time

Naughty Children Need to be Punished

Civility and Compromise after the Ransom Crisis

Bill Kristol to GOP: Use debt deal to win White House

The reality of the "Super Congress....

I wish Current would expand and become a 24hr news cycle network

Delhi women protest attacks in 'Slut Walk'

Durbin just brought up making unemployment benefit extensions part of this deal.

Robert Reich: "This should be called the 'ransom crisis,' not 'debt crisis'"

I am tired of the debt-screwing talks, tired of it all.

I just have to say that any deal made with Obama and the republicans

heads ups: great debate on the Senate floor right now -- Durbin and McCain.

heads ups: great debate on the Senate floor right now -- Durbin and McCain.

heads ups: great debate on the Senate floor right now -- Durbin and McCain.

Good Morning to my DU friends!

The absolutely most important thing next year

Debt Limit Plan. Screw the People Now & Hope They Forget By 2012. Taxes?

Does ANYONE think for a moment that if the situation was reversed, the GOP would CAVE to us????

Does ANYONE think for a moment that if the situation was reversed, the GOP would CAVE to us????

Should the Reid bill be filibustered?

Mr. President, how about taking the next 2 days off and let V.P. Biden take over?

In the background, Crossroads GPS blares.

GOP WMD*

"Progressives Are Spooked By The Deal"

Even when the debt ceiling is raised the Climate will still be worsening and the

Cold and Calculating

Texas agriculture losses could set new record amid drought

Texas agriculture losses could set new record amid drought

Romney's Low Profile on Budget Debate Rankles Foes

The headline in my Sunday paper says it all....

I'd feel just a little bit better about this if...

Looks to me like the GOP already won

The First Paychecks NOT Sent Out Should Be For Congress

*Book TV, c.span 2, discussing Fair Game. really wikileaks.

I am going to wait to see what comes out of this before I go over the deep end.

Elections no longer matter any more

Tea Party Hypocrites

Biodiversity On Earth Plummets, Despite Growth in Protected Habitats

"This not not a film about how Hitler seized power, but about how the German people gave it to him."

Let's take away ALL of Grover Norquist's money, then tell him the gov't cannot help him in any way.

Apocalypse Now

Stand With 1500 Sugar Workers in the USA

Creative Police violate a Sheriffs 4th Amendment Right

Creative Police violate a Sheriffs 4th Amendment Right

ABC News: White House, Republicans Strike Tentative Deal To Raise Debt Ceiling

Vote Going On Now In The Senate To Move The Reid Bill Along....

McConnell Says Debt-Ceiling Accord ’Very Close’

Krugman: Proposed debt deal will cost jobs and revenue

If I were President right now I would invoke emergency powers to raise the debt ceiling.

Senate defeats Reid bill, waits for deal from Obama and GOP leaders

Depressing tweet by Nate Silver

New agreements on the debt deal leaked...

Wouldn't default necessitate deeper cuts and sacrifices by all

How about the balanced budget amendment in return for revenue?

How about the balanced budget amendment in return for revenue?

Banner on Yahoo: "Breaking News: Senate blocks vote on compromise debt plan"

Tea Partiers Against Deal Gain From District Spending

C-span 2 says Reid plan did not pass. 50 to 49,

C-span 2 says Reid plan did not pass. 50 to 49,

Is it possible for any American President to go against corporate interests?

AGE OF GREED: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present

How the T-baggers were created

Congrats to Chuck Toad & Andrea Mitchell - they are reporting that its the Democrats that are NOT

Waaaaah

The Debt Ceiling Is Not Like the Credit Limit on Your Visa Card!

republican teabaggers were more than willing to let the government default

Statement by the High Representative Catherine Ashton on the situation in Syria

President Obama's debt ceiling negotiations and his re-election plans...

This Old Republican

Anybody watching McCain villify the extremist crazies on the Right?

McConnell is on Face The Nation. I am watching and feeling really sick. We are about to get fucked.

So they'll pass it and the GOP will campaign on the fact that we have a weak President.

Grover Nordquist and George Will applaud the "compromise" Budget Deal

YouTuber "svettypoo" says Rand Paul is "in the top 1 percentile when it comes to intelligence"

Sitting out the 2012 election will only make things worse

Free crack pipes to be handed out in Vancouver

student loan debt link ...

I have some ETFs and mutual funds that are invested in government debt, if

The Republicans HAVE to damage our credit...

The Republicans HAVE to damage our credit...

Americans Elect launches centrist third-party bid amid Washington dysfunction

We Are Wisconsin HQ destroyed in fire

OK Folks, what's gonna happen today?

Reid defeats Reid bill. Tell me we're not being played for suckers.

Reid defeats Reid bill. Tell me we're not being played for suckers.

So now NATO, essentially, is doing targeted killings of civilian journalists in Lybia.

Although this has been stated 546 times,any "DEAL" having to do with the debt...

How Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi and Obama could shove us into another recession

Waiting for the Obama/McConnell Debt Limit Bill

Kerry Discloses Democrats’ Sticking Point In Debt Talks (TPM)

Kerry Discloses Democrats’ Sticking Point In Debt Talks (TPM)

The Sheep assured us of Obama's Grand Plan

First-Ever African Little League Team Denied Visas to U.S.

False Equivalency and smearing the Image of Liberals

Howard Fineman: "Bad combo: passive president, tea party rejectionists and cold-blooded McConnell."

Deal To Avert Government Shutdown Saves $38 Billion — Bush Tax Cut Deal Spent $150 Billion

Freeper John Galt gets visit from FBI

Writers Cited in Breivik Manifesto Have Spoken at US Military Colleges as Anti-Terrorism Experts

Congressional Republicans Hack Away at Medicaid While the Rich Hollow It Out From the Inside

Unequal Protection: Protecting Corporate Liars

Listen Democrats- no taxes, no deal

Obama promises to veto Bush tax cuts

Obama promises to veto Bush tax cuts

What seems about to get rammed through to resolve the so-called debt-ceiling crises

Who in hell gets to pick the "Democratic" members of the Gang of Twelve?

Krugman: 'There Is No Light At The End Of This Tunnel'

federal reserve - debt ceiling - an analogy

Wisconsin Republican candidate compared public schools to Nazi Germany

Irony time... those who LOVE the empire, are killing it

Remember when

OMG!!! I KNOW something is about to happen soon, re: debt ceiling/deficit reduction...etc.

A congressman from LA, the state, not the state of mind, is quoting a

What are the chances that they can come up with a real bipartisan deal?

Spare me the stories of electorate discontent...

My first political actions were democratic and entwined forever! (Reagan Eats Grapes too)

Report: Armed DEA agents raid wrong house in Sterling Heights - video

ABC reporting tentative deal made to raise debt ceiling

Mr. President... the teabag freshman GOPers, using boxcutters, have taken over the plane...

I wonder where ADAP will fit into in all of the mess in Washington D.C.

Corporations NEED more tax breaks! : "Apple has More Money than the U.S. Government"

Miley Cyrus Gets New Tattoo In Support Of Gay Marriage

A little levity....

Where is the “Recovery”? Where Did the “Stimulus” Go?

Blame Democrats and Give Republicans A Free Pass - The Left Will Express Their Anger Once Again

IS it true that under the new ADA rules, the # of people that would fall under

How We Got Swindled by Wall Street Godfathers, Greed and Financial Darwinism

How We Got Swindled by Wall Street Godfathers, Greed and Financial Darwinism

A diversion from debt ceiling drama: Wanna gather examples of racism during the "Palin Summer"?

Who Is Winning?

Ben Stein has really changed his tune

Guess Palin's Undefeated isn't going to get nominated this year

Sam Stein great Tweet!

CTD

this is only the beginning

Republicans Call for Raising the Debt Ceiling

Tom Brokow on Face The Nation stated the entire country is in on this

The Whole World Is Watching! The Whole World Is Watching! The Whole World Is Watching!

PIMCO chief: Deal won't prevent US credit rating downgrade

Sick of Washington teabaggers? Cathartic viewing on tv tonight ...

Who was the asswipe on MSNBC who just called Reid a liar?

Nancy Pelosi is the key.

Nancy Pelosi is the key.

If both the Progressive and Tea Party caucuses oppose this, the others in the middle vote for it?

The circus in Washington is almost over. And there's nothing we can do about the outcome

How do you want this to end?

NBC: Reid/Dem Leaders just ended meeting with Pelosi. Both houses looking to vote tonight.

Jennifer Shilling HQ D-WI Burned to the ground

I just want to make sure

Punishment? Really?

NO FLAMES please, I am satisfied with the deal, here is why:

Anti-Gay Preacher's Lawyer: 'Rachel Maddow's Career Is Over' (AUDIO)

Anti-Gay Preacher's Lawyer: 'Rachel Maddow's Career Is Over' (AUDIO)

According to Freepin' Morans, the Debt Crisis is going to cause Obama to declare "Marshall Law"

Krugman: "There Is No Light At the End Of This Tunnel"--- OK To - 100% Republican Terms

Krugman: "There Is No Light At the End Of This Tunnel"--- OK To - 100% Republican Terms

Pelosi spox - No Vote Tonight

The problem with the Obama-bashers, or the flip side - the 'Obama is our SAVIOR' articles

Sen. Reid signs off on bipartisan debt-ceiling compromise (The Hill)

they will not stop here

Well... I'm on record... if the teabaggers are unanimously against this deal....

Miyagi beef cattle shipments barred

There are about 80 teabaggers in the House... and about 100-ish CBC/PC members

Debt crisis: the companies now worth more to investors than US government

Gregory making me sick.

When the Super-Rich Cry, "Class Warfare!"

‘Dollar Bill Protest’ underway, and for great cause (Hippies United Globally)

Progressives Recoil At Reported Debt Ceiling Deal

WI Republican Sean Duffy lied on the House floor last night.

GOP on verge of huge, unprecedented political victory

Harry Reid agrees to debt deal... get your ass under the bus, Harry

Orwellian Phrases Of The Day: "shared sacrifice" & "balanced Debt reduction"

they have an obnoxious tea bagger on CNN

they have an obnoxious tea bagger on CNN

Reid just voted no to move the bill forward?

Yes to Moderation, No to Centrism - Dionne

Yes to Moderation, No to Centrism - Dionne

OK, let me see if I have this straight:

Will civilization collapse on Tuesday?

The Republicans have been stealing our lunch money for a while now.

Legislation to Phase Out Private Military Contractors is Filed in Senate and House

Liam Fox says: Libyan militants 'to be marginalised' post-Gaddafi

So on top of everything else

With Reid bill, Dems turn 180 degrees from stimulus to spending cuts--"an era of austerity"

With Reid bill, Dems turn 180 degrees from stimulus to spending cuts--"an era of austerity"

Just watched V for Vendetta again... and parts of it seemed... PROPHETIC

Fukushima.

uncle & father promise teen they'll kill her when she's released from jail

What has happened w/ the debt ceiling /ss cuts thing ?

Has he no shame? Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh (R-IL) keeps appearing on my teevee screen.

Libya: Son of Slain Rebel General Calls for Return of Stability and Normalcy under Gaddafi

So Obama is caving to make last minute deal with GOP to avert default?

I would have loved if DU was the kind,of place that made Elizabeth Edwards want to stay.

Study: Marijuana Not Linked With Long Term Cognitive Impairment

Has there EVER been a situation where a party than controlled only 1/2 of Congress won EVERY issue?

Barnie Frank was on Keith right after the tea bagger take over in the house

Rep Grijalva: "deal trades peoples' livelihoods for votes of a few unappeasable right wing radicals"

Rep Grijalva: "deal trades peoples' livelihoods for votes of a few unappeasable right wing radicals"

Rep Grijalva: "deal trades peoples' livelihoods for votes of a few unappeasable right wing radicals"

How you can get what was promised

Top questions I should have asked the Tea Party founder from Bill Mahrer's show

Dow futures +150: All you need to know about how bad the deal is

I Just Heard That There Is A Hold-Up On This Deal.....

I Just Heard That There Is A Hold-Up On This Deal.....

Regarding 'High crimes and misdemeanors' / impeachment

THE BIG LIE: Entitlement Spending is the cause of the deficit

Jeez, Margaret Hoover sounds just like Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

can we raise enough money to challenge every single tea bagger?

Data Shows All of Earth's Systems in Rapid Decline

Amy Kremer of Tea Party Express just said they teamed up with CNN for first Tea Party Debate on CNN

Fla. senior worried about Social Security: "I don't know how these politicians live with themselves"

That bill is going nowhere

The narrative is clear. I'm ready for the worst.

The narrative is clear. I'm ready for the worst.

The narrative is clear. I'm ready for the worst.

What use super majorities when our party has failed to relate simple facts?

Please don't fall into the "Balanced Budget Amendment" trap

Please don't fall into the "Balanced Budget Amendment" trap

Whose heart beats inside her?

BREAKING: Deal will also include another amendment...

BREAKING: Deal will also include another amendment...

Reid Agrees to Debt Limit Deal, Hopes to Hold Vote Tonight (Roll Call)

Reid Agrees to Debt Limit Deal, Hopes to Hold Vote Tonight (Roll Call)

Increase taxes on my $13/hour salary

Meantime, ignored here in DC and this planet: "Forecast: Hottest month ever closes with more 90s"

Verizon workers face down corporate greed

Medicare cuts payments to nursing homes: Just the start.

Medicare cuts payments to nursing homes: Just the start.

Third of freshwater fish threatened with extinction

I'm Hungry, You're Hungry, We're ALL Hungry, So... Let's Eat !!!

AARP: Congress Must Prevent Harmful Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

What will all the chicken-littles say when more than half of Dems in House vote for the deal?

$230,000 For a Guard Dog: Why the Wealthy Are Afraid Of Violence From Below!

Government by extortion.

Just now on NBC - 3% cut in defense is the sticking point for repubs

God Is in the Basement of the Empire State Building

What's the next hostage?

TPM: Reid Agrees To Major Debt Limit Deal — Here’s What He’s Signed Off On

FDL: To End the Debt Ceiling Crisis, Reagan and Clinton Would Have Invoked the 14th

David Gregory said this morning that Medicare and Social Security contribute to debt

I'm ready for anything. Nothing is off the table for me.

Congressional Black and Progressive Caucuses will call on President Obama to invoke 14th tomorrow

Congressional Black and Progressive Caucuses will call on President Obama to invoke 14th tomorrow

If it comes to it, at 11:59pm on August 1st, Obama *WILL* invoke the 14th Amendment

Asshole.....Jonathan Alter just called Progressives "FIRE BREATHING LIBERALS"

The spin on M$NBComcast is unbelievable

I know this is way off topic, thought it might cheer some up

Teachers march on Washington

Teachers march on Washington

More on the deterioration of our oceans

Has anyone here seen my old friend John

Super Congress Getting Even More Super Powers In Debt Deal

Ame Deal, Arizona 10-Year-Old, Killed By Family For Taking Popsicle: Police

"(V)oters feel ever more estranged from government...they associate Democrats with government"

Mr Clemens would have MOCKED the TeaBaggers.

Strong earthquake hits Fukushima

To give you some idea of how much trouble both Gingrich and Pawlenty are in

Some things that aren't being reported (or reported very much) about the debt deal

Theoretical question: If Obama *DID* invoke the 14th, would YOU defend him against impeachment?

were the rating agencies ready to downgrade america or is this due to republicteabaggers?

Would it be better for Democratic candidates, & for America, if Obama were to not seek re-election?

Did you just hear Jonathnt Alter om MSNBC? He said "What nobody is talking about

NY Times: Obama's Rightward Tilt: .. Farther to the Right Than the.... Fiscal (Catfood) Commission

NY Times: Obama's Rightward Tilt: .. Farther to the Right Than the.... Fiscal (Catfood) Commission

"I've had a snootful of that shit!" - quote of the season

If the CBC agrees to "the deal" I will shut up.

A Democratic Balanced Budget Amendment

How about some DU love for this poll.

Cut Nuclear Power Subsidies Instead of Making Old People Live on Cat Food

16 Trillion given to foreign and domestic banks and corps

Deal Very Close. Be Very Afraid.

FED UP: Just Do The 14th Amendment Thing Already, Democrats Beg Obama

So McConnell pushes Reid aside as being non relevant

The President Can And Must Invoke 31 USC 3102 To Pay Our National Debts

Krugman: 'There Is No Light At The End Of This Tunnel'

Abolish Medicare Part D? Just heard that the President would be in favor?

Minting the $1 Trillion platinum coin would NOT be inflationary.

LOL! Remember when we had the House, Senate AND Presidency and still couldn't get shit done?

A few hundred thousand votes plurality in a low turnout midterm election is not a fucking mandate...

On Foxes & Wolves

What happened to our Party?

What happened to our Party?

17 Dead in Vietnam Shoe Factory Fire

I'm a liberal. If you're a liberal, too, maybe you can tell me: Who the fuck is on OUR side?

"The angry black man" racist meme... does this influence President Obama at all ?

Couple of hours ago,

Famine in East Africa (In Focus, The Atlantic)

The Republican Debt Orgy in Pictures (chart-heavy)

The Republican Debt Orgy in Pictures (chart-heavy)

GOP will get 99% of what it wanted, Dems will be blamed for cutting entitlements, Obama will be

I find it very curious that any tax increase on the wealthy was the first peg of Obama's....

Why Voters Tune Out Democrats

Ten Signs The Double-Dip Recession Has Begun

No more 20-year rule? DOD panel calls for radical retirement overhaul

Krystal Ball??? You're FUCKIN' Kidding Me, Right?????

"it gets madder"

Theoretical question: If Obama *DID* destroy trust with Seniors by backing Social Security cuts...

Pelosi withholding judgment (debt limit bill)

We should be taxing the hell out of the Wall Street banksters...

We should be taxing the hell out of the Wall Street banksters...

Why Is Anyone Listening To The #@$%*#& Tea Party?

Key elements of debt deal leaked ~ ABC News.

Controversy - dog ordered euthanized for killing 5 chickens

Despite insurance, medical bills push family to bankruptcy (They had TWO insurance policies)

The Great American Social Security/Medicare Chainsaw Massacre

I just "unsubscribed" from White House e-mails

How American Could Collapse

'Balanced Budget Amendment' advocates: I agree with them about one thing:

'Balanced Budget Amendment' advocates: I agree with them about one thing:

"An explosive development in the scandal" Why Rupert Murdoch cried himself to sleep last night

Progressive Caucus Calls Emergency Meeting

Don't sugar coat this shit. Medicare cuts to providers WILL trickle down

Super congress the worst idea coming out of this

FDR's legacy was "The New Deal". Obama's legacy will be "The Raw Deal"

Anarchists should be reported, advises Westminster anti-terror police

Sanders Statement on Senate Debt Vote

"SLO Bangers" - Please help us keep local syringe exchange services viable.

Q) If The Debt Crises Was Created-Who Wrote The Script?

No Democrat Would Use Social Security As A Bargaining Chip With Teabaggers

This is the REPUBLICAN DEBT... but them

Why do Republicans keep on winning the naming game?

It's time to rebuild the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

CSM - "Cut, cap, and balance: What does it mean?" - The Death of Medicare and SS.

Grijalva Statement on Emerging Debt Deal

I hate hurricane season..'.Emily' getting ready to wreak havoc in the Caribbean

Grade Obama's Presidency

Grade Obama's Presidency

"Many liberals and progressives cling to the childish notion that Obama is really one of them"

my boss said I should be able to do my work in 1/2 time, and take on more

Belafonte: “There has never been such a void in moral truth as it now exists.”

Tax the Super Rich now or face a revolution

OK. The Left ignores the Right's best weapon.

The War on You

Democratic politics in a nutshell by Glenn Greenwald

Matt Damon speaks at Save our Schools rally... condemned “punitive policies” that harm teachers.

Rightward Tilt Leaves Obama With Party Rift

Summertime stomach flu

i can't be the only one up, right?

Did you ever see a miracle? I guess a couple of days ago there was one..

Bad banner ad placement

For your Sunday morning entertainment, GD is discussing chicken-killing dogs.

Stealing hearts (Sinfest)

Anyone here familiar with an antidepressant named Venlafaxine?

Ads I've seen here...

I just uploaded my Amy Winehouse tribute show

What is your favourite show currently on HBO. Me, Real Time. I have not really watched anything

If you are going away for a couple of years, what would you do?

Breaking cat news!

Collateral Damage

Blessed

I had the best barbecue I've ever tasted

Don't step on the hot lava, Kitteh!

Girl You Need A Change Of Mind

Quitting Kratom is not as easy as I thought it would be...

How many slug bugs in the Bullitt chase scene?

Qui étais-je?

Roy Ayers - Running Away

For you runners: An almost,(but didn't want to bother him) encounter with a living legend yesterday

My daughter-in-law is handed a small child while shopping.

One more month to GO BLUE!

Mmmmmm. Yummy!

The Force...

I'm going to have another beautiful great nephew in the next few weeks

Wood Pellet Cat Litter?

Is my Mom a hick?

Trailer for "Battleship" Movie Finally Released

Doughnut burger, the latest fair food

Pat Metheny - And I Love Her

The Knights of Badassdom!!

Il sera ce qu'il doit être. Viva le Serge!

Does this sound legit about "As Seen on TV"? (The magic meatloaf pan)

Mercury turns retrograde on Tuesday.

What Mad Men character should die?

40 years ago, this last week of July. The top 15, for those who remember.

Enthusiasts of The Hobbit movie, check this out:

Top Gear (US version) vs The Car Show ... anybody here watch these?

I just headed 20 lbs. of fresh gulf shrimp. Ask me anything.

103 108 108 107 105 105 105 104 104 105

What got you into politics? What was your start. I grew up in Ottawa in a neighbourhood

bye, old friend

S African man wakes after 21 hours in morgue fridge

We saw Captain America: The First Avenger tonight. It rocked.

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Anchor Management Edition

Any other fans here for the band: "Korn"? (Middle-aged or otherwise)

Senate delays consideration of Reid debt ceiling bill

Influence of Super PACS to grow with 2012 election

Romney's Low Profile on Budget Debate Rankles Foes

Fewer political fundraisers reaching for their wallets

Rightward Tilt Leaves Obama With Party Rift

Teachers march on Washington

Tornado on the ground near Graceville, Minn.; 'take cover now,' warns NWS

British police expand Murdoch investigation to computer hacking

English Defense League (EDL) leader demanded debate on killing David Cameron and archbishop

Pakistan restricts travel for US diplomats

Miley Cyrus Gets New Tattoo In Support Of Gay Marriage

Wikileaks Now Has Over 1M Twitter Followers

Nobel chairman warns Europe's leaders over 'inflaming far-right sentiment'

U.S. plans to provide Iraq with wiretapping system

Suspected LulzSec spokesman charged: police

GOP on verge of huge, unprecedented political victory

Judge Says TV Will Show Mubarak on Trial

China Imposes Blackout on Train Wreck Coverage

Some tea partiers are urging their leaders to compromise on debt deal

Some tea partiers are urging their leaders to compromise on debt deal

Chilcot to 'heavily criticise' Tony Blair over Iraq war

I feel like a dork with this ponytail...

Bloody Sunday in Syria: At least 136 killed in military operations

Rival rebel factions clash in Libya, 4 dead

Knife duo kill six in China's Xinjiang region

Medicare rule would decrease payments to hospitals with high re-admission rates

Three blades??? Three lousy blades? How the [email protected] am I supposed to look like a fighter pilot?

Somali famine victims lose homes as torrential rain hits refugee camps

Perry backs a constitutional limit on marriage

Libyan rebels under increasing strain after attack on 'renegades' in Benghazi

Defense Cuts Snarling Debt Agreement

College affirmative action back on Supreme Court’s horizon

Syria unrest: Barack Obama condemns 'brutal' Hama raid

Rupert Murdoch given $27M no-bid contract from state Department of Education Read more: http://www.

Liberal Dem lawmaker vows to reject GOP, White House debt deal

Tanks storm Syria's Hama: residents

NBC News: Debt negotiators 'very close' to deal

This is opinion: If the 'thugs force a default....

Republicans not willing to give the senate a vote on the Reid motion

Mr President - DO NOT negotiate with these DOMESTIC TERRORISTS!!

ABC News: White House, Republicans Strike Tentative Deal To Raise Debt Ceiling

I see people are mad at Obama for making a deal with the terrorists

So Obama and the Republicans have the Dems in a vice.

Argument against using the 14th Amendment: Tribe / NYT

Pelosi's floor speech: “The Speaker chose...to go to the dark side."

Well, since America is over...

Rick Perry's Contradictory, Convoluted Sense of Reality

We are Wisconsin HQ destroyed in Fire

'Negativity is unbecoming of TRUE Democrat!'

Tea Partiers & Climate Deniers as "Reality Insurgents" - Bruce Sterling

New York Times article: Obama has adopted the Republicans language and in some cases their policies

You have to hand it to Republicans

Outlines of Debt Compromise Emerge

Are there any civil suits that can be brought against GOP/TP?

Music For Governments To Default By

Extortion politics: a new form of governing

"Why Voters Tune Out Democrats" (results from Dem Pollster)

"Why Voters Tune Out Democrats" (results from Dem Pollster)

If the BBA passes what happens when we have a major hurricane, how will it get paid for.

Republicans Polonius

Even though I criticize the president and the leaders of the party...

A modest proposal...

Thank you, Mods!

More from ABC News' Jonathan Karl on a tentative debt deal

Looks like the Democrats have agreed to let the Bush Tax cuts for the middle class expire in 2013.

Gallup: Obama Approval Drops to New Low of 40%

So now its coming down to a McConnell and Obama plan you know what that means to everybody

In The House, A Likely Struggle For 218 Votes

Questions:

Do You Favor Another Catfood Commission?

Can someone in the fucking media ask these tea fucks if they hate Gov. so much why are they in it

Extortion politics: a new form of governing

Can you answer this one please ? .Thank You

Can you answer this one please ? .Thank You

Senate Kills Reid Bill, Await Obama/McConnell Spending-Cut-Only Debt Limit Bill (updated)

Brace yourselves for a HUGE cave-in by Obama

So our *opening* proposal was 75% of what the Republicans demanded

So is there ANY possibility we will get tax increases on the rich? Or are we out of luck on that?

MILLION FAX MARCH ACTION PAGE: The President Can And Must Invoke 31 USC 3102 To Pay Our National Deb

President can Invoke 31 USC 3102 -- the debt law itself!

Gene Sperling: White House 'fine' with no new revenue until 2013

Democrats will lose now. But they can win later (when Boosh tax cuts expire).

Debt ceiling talks have teabaggers ready for disappointment - and retribution (Politico)

Carly Simon's "Capitulation" tune comes to mind. Or was it Anticipation?

The contrast between Barbara Lee and Bernie S. with Obama and the Waffle Dems is startling

America, it's your own damn fault!

After all the smoke finally clears from this deficit debacle

I need to see the details.. How things are worded on this deal

What outcome of the debt ceiling negotiations would be considered a win for Democrats?

Silent unquestioning faith in ANY President is a dereliction of ones civic duty.

breaking: Dem leaders are all in pelosi's office...and everyone has signed off on deal....

102 Things NOT To Do If You Hate Taxes

Obama may put Bush tax cuts on table

Dealing with tea party right in the future

Dealing with tea party right in the future

Seriously! What are Obama's options?

House Democrats might not back debt deal: Pelosi (Reuters)

Tomorrow night at approximately 11:55 pm

next presidential primary, lets choose someone who isnt constantly praising Ronald Reagan

I support the president

The Bush Tax Cuts will expire under this deal that is being negotiated

Right Wing Nut Jobby Heritage Action Opposes Debt Deal

Why does Obama have to keep on talking about the deficit?

Declare Defeat But Promise To Fight

White House official says actual details of the deal are better than what's being reported.

Craig Crawford: Why Obama Won Debt Deal

Congratulations. Compromise is now a bad word.

No matter how you slice this, it is a sign of the utter weakness of

I don't always agree with the President, but you will never see me tear him down in public

Johan Galtung, Peace & Conflict Pioneer: How to Stop Extremism That Fueled Attack

Turkey military chiefs 'quit'

Nato troops retreat from Kosovo Serbs

Poland faults Russia in presidential plane crash report

The Whole WORLD Is Watching

Americathon

Tanks Entering Hama City

From Inside Hospital (Hama , Syria : 8:00 a.m)

Heavy Artillery Fire : Hama , Syria 7/31/2011

Witness appears to be shot at (Hama , Syria , 7/31/2001)

Hama , sunday morning , 7/31/2011

Young Turks: Obama Critic & Tea Party Republican A Deadbeat Dad?

Max Keiser- On The Edge(Great Show on the new Pan Asian Gold Exchange-PAGE) China vs US & its Banks

Protect Your Care, NARA & SEIU Medicaid/Medicare Townhall July 21, 2011

Charles Eisenstein - "Sacred Economics: Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition"

Sacred Economics - Charles Eisenstein Part 1 CosmicRevolutionKS

Matt Damon's Headliner Speech at Save Our Schools March

Tanks at Bilal Habashi square , Hama Syria. (Video taker shot at by snipers)

Sniped in the head (Hama , Syria 7/31/2011, warning :Graphic)

Ronald Reagan on Social Security - Part 1

Grind Time Now CEO, Drect Victim Of Racism In His Own Community.

'Scores dead' as Syrian tanks storm Hama

CNN's Don Lemon OFFICIALLY OWNS Rand Paul's Ass!

Matt Damon Says Stop The War On Teachers

Back to the Good Ole USA

Homs, Baba-Amr, 8/1/2011 : Heavy Artillery fire

Debt Debate is "Political Theater" Burdening Society's Most Vulnerable

Bear v Badger

The Economy & Debt Crisis Is Weighing on US Troops in Afghanistan

The Most Read Story On Foxnews.com, Folks !

Videotaping Police Brutality Could Get You Arrested, Raided or Jailed. Yay, America!

Financiers, bankers controlling the world food supply-Double Standards-07-30-2011

TYT: (Bill Bennett) Fmr Drug Czar Vs Amy Winehouse Grammy

DeFazio on priorities in the debt debate

(PARODY) Raise the ****ing Debt Ceiling!

Arrest of Jennifer Jade Jones June 28 Quartzsite Arizona Council Meeting Viral

3,000 Piedmont Airlines workers vote "Union, yes!"

America Inc. Outsourced to India

Teabaggers: "We're Not Fuckin' Leavin' Til The Black Guy Is Gone"

Alec Baldwin: "Partisan hatred is a sidearm everyone on the Hill seems to be packing"

U.S. debt impasse signals shift to the right for both parties in N.J.

Just Say it: You're Expendable! You Really Suck! You're Fired!

Experts tell Hoosier lawmakers pot prohibition has failed

Bygone patriots and the end of political courage

To Avoid U.S. Default, Obama Set To Invoke the 18th Amendment!

Lawyers 'furious' over criticism in hacking scandal

Thousands of Records, Irreplaceable Historical Documents and Art Still Missing From 9/11

Morrissey's Misguided Comparison of KFC to Anders Breivik

CEOs to workers: More for me, less for you

Congress' mishandling of debt ceiling and deficit is surreal

Dishonoring the memory of Agent Terry

Rupert Murdoch's Motley Empire (Fortune Classic, 1984)

'Scores dead' as Syrian tanks storm Hama city

Foxconn will replace workers with 1 million robots in 3 years

From the Daily Kos on Where the Blame Truly Lies

I didn't have the words

Another stinging blow for Libya

World warns of disaster if no debt deal done

Norway Massacre Exposes Christians To 'Terrorist' Stereotype Muslims Have Faced Since 9/11

Debt Ceiling Fix Could Mean Problems For States

Welcome to the normalization of extortion politics

Playing Chicken Comes Naturally to Gutless Politicians

Why I'm Not a Republican: Confessions of a Reagan-era Refugee

Powerful Rep Grijalva Statement on Emerging Debt Deal:

Are The Federal Reserve’s Crimes Too Big To Comprehend?

America's big shift right

New Orleans get ready! Protest ALEC-Aug. 4 & 5.

Begala: How Republicans Screwed the Pooch

The IoS guide to wild Britain

MIT nuclear engineer will buy you drinks if you don't challenge his report

complete lithium ion energy storage device in a single nanowire

Park service to thin out Yosemite's growing crowds -- of trees

Solar-Powered Bikini Charges Electronics

A future that's not nuclear

Wakefield nightclub Religion criticised by bishop

Religion, government should not mix

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