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Archives: April 9, 2011

Back under Bush, when he did one of the thousands of things he

CNN: Source: Budget deadline may be pushed back

Spitzer/CNN: Source: Language will not contain wording on abortion. WTF

Play by Play of Reid speech at 8pm.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow on LO:

Hey Democrats in Congress!

Friends With Benefits: Why Private Sector Workers Should Care About Public Sector Unions

News of the World apologises for phone hacking scandal

Congressional Sources: White House Reviewing Terms of Spending Deal

A comment on DU that I couldn't resist

A comment on DU that I couldn't resist

Bernie Sanders: Down to the Wire

Barbara Ehrenreich: Wal-Mart -- It's Alive!

New York set to be big loser as sea levels rise

CSpan2 is very interesting right now

Lessons of Libya- David Sirota offers up a serious indictment of the false 'it's humanitarian' trope

"Uterus over here! we need to re write child labor rules

Re: Women's health care, animal rights...blah blah blah

April 8, 1861: Lincoln warns the governor of South Carolina about Sumter

I bet the Repukes and their campaign donors spend way more

How to deal with the Republicans

A look at the impact of a government shutdown

My email to the unsucessful Democratic candidate for FL

military culture of rape and dadt

OMG! 3 hours left!! This whole shut down thing is distracting drama

Thanks for yr message. Sign the ERA Petition

NATO Will Not Apologize for Libyan Rebel Deaths

Politico: Government shutdown avoided? GOP reviewing latest offer ($40 billion in cuts)

We don't NEED another week.

Shove it down their throats Dems USE the White House, the Planned Parenthood distraction is a scam

1. cut taxes/war bust budget 2. "We can't afford it" 3. more cuts 4. economy dips 5. blame Obama

It really is simple--just three words:

The truly tragic issue regarding this budget fight is...

"Officer Stops Baby Squirrel with Pepper Spray"

Neil Young - Pocahontas

Legislators make deal to avoid losing paychecks.

It's Friday night and there is government shutdown update site.

Did the GOP lose the debate on the shut down today or am I in a bubble?

Red or blue? The shape of your grey matter may reveal your political stripe

You know there is something wrong with our government..

On Rachel's Show: (R) Fluff Girls Using Bent Wire Hangers

Oh My Rachel is exposing the new Kathy

NPR just won its third journalism award since last December for stories involving ALEC!

Kathy Nickolaus Should Resign Now !

Barney Frank on MSNBC just coined a new term.

TEPCO won't take Chernobyl approach to resolving nuclear power plant crisis

Two quick personal stories about the possible shut down

Do the teabags want the Speaker job?

In light of Bryan Fischer's "Constitutional" attitude toward Muslim immigrants

I think we should start a "Walkersha County" meme

Exactly what "concessions" have been made for these fucking insane "Policy Riders"?

Exactly what "concessions" have been made for these fucking insane "Policy Riders"?

This is just round 1 of a three round fight

The con of the day

"Bachmanaphobia" Barney Frank used that word to describe what's been going on in Congress.

Host of the Seraphim

Asia-Heat of the Moment

The mighty Uterus, so powerful it can shut down an entire Government.


Cool Robert Reich is on MSNBC.

Question for techies about electronic voting, relating to Wisconsin:

Taking it back to the hood. As they say. "Where Dey Do Dat At "

Crosby Stills & Nash - Southern Cross

GEMSNBC: "GOP will avert shutdown with stopgap measure"

On CNN: median wealth of House members, 765k; Senate members, 2.3 million

Rachel is thrashing the Computer Wizard of Wisconsin.

GOP caucus agrees to budget deal, government shutdown averted

HEads Up -- MSNBC says budget agreement may have been made

11 PM -- President Obama expected to speak in about 10 minutes

Fox News: DEAL 4-5 days, $33B cut, no $ for DC abortions, Senate stand alone Planned Parenthood vote


What do you consider to be a middle class income ?

Our FRiends rally around the Republican Party...

Man Who Helps Homeless Loses His Home - 76-Year-Old Vet Asking For Help To Rebuild

From a very good site on Church/State separation, given Fischer's (dare I say "treasonous" comments)

Our children's future?

We have Republican House...

De-fund Viagra. De-fund Cialis.

TPM says "the deal" is for a 3-day extension

Oh man, Lawrence O'Donnell just started to cry after reading this woman's

Looks to me like Repubs are out to "drown...


Negotiators have a deal. Now being reviewed.

Fox News Anchor was an FBI Mole. Anybody here surprised?

"Biggest annual spending cut in history" -- Ya Fucking Hoo

First legislation Bush Jr signed...

Three questions I have about "the biggest annual spending cut in history"


So the pugs are gunna shut er down next week.


Who is the woman standing behind Boehner? n/t

I have a feeling Planned Parenthood was saved b/c otherwise campaign $$$ from pro-choice groups

Senator Reid said Democrats agreed to 78.5 billion in spending cuts and policy riders!

Speaker Boehner just said a deal has been made...

Who else is bawling right now watching Lawrence?

Obama speak NOW

How much did Democrats surrender in this budget negotiation for the "victory" of

So we screwed the country for little Johnny's field trip?

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF! Brad Friedman subs for Mike!

House GOPers Not All On Board With Budget Agreement

WI state Sen. Chris Larson in Chicago tomorrow, warning unions about ALEC legislation

Dear Nancy, vote no and help shut it down

Our "Commons" will be cut more and more...

If the "deal" includes more cuts to the environment, Dems can count me out . I will look for another

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity."

The latest FB "Repost if you support our troops" meme

Beat the rush! Complain about unconfirmed concessions NOW!

LIVE on CSPAN: House vote in progress. Lots of nays.

What a FUCKING joke....

So what are these 'HISTORIC CUTS' they have agreed to? How come no one knows the details?

Maryland House OKs illegal immigrant in-state tuition

Anyone see Lawrence O'Donnell get choked up on the show...

Is it shameless to kick your own thread?

My Republican rel. just announced on FB she will campaign AGAINST Republicans!!

Ickyleaker said no shutdown.

So we are expected to believe that nobody saw those missing votes in a heavily scrutinized election?

The budget cuts are less than the damage done by shutting down the government for thirteen days.

I wonder how Net Neutrality fared through all of this...

Wow. Did you just see Lawrence O'Donnell break down after reading his friend's email about

and can anyone really handle the really, really white repubs???

Top Five other things found on Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus' computer

We're all so busy in our own worlds, fighting the good fight, why is it that part of that good fight

BREAKING: Obama Gives in to SS Cuts, and Medicare Privatization to Avoid Gov Shutdown

Radioactive water leaking at Onagawa nuclear plant, following aftershock

$78.5 billion in cuts

The Republicans got their asses handed to them.

The Republicans got their asses handed to them.

Thank GOD it passed!!!!!!

This Pattern of Caving in to Republican Demands at the Final Hour is Popular - Will it work with SS?

Ladies and gentlemen... the Republicans just screwed themselves hard.

skepchick ACTION ALERT! Stop Times Square Anti-Vax Ads

Weigel: Boehner Wins, Austerity Wins, & the Social Conservatives Go Home With A "Participant" Trophy

Does anyone have any problem with all this drama around these final hour bills?

Comic relief: Freepers devastated that government is at all functioning.

house roll-call vote

house roll-call vote

thanks mods. eom

thanks mods. eom

thanks mods. eom

I think I ended up on a lot of people's ignore lists because of this thread

Do the dems ever just win?

59 out of 435 Congresspeople got the Democratic President and Democratic Senate

This graph shows what happened tonite:

MD Gov O'Malley: If Tea-Partiers think a shut down is good, they should visit Somalia.

I bet glasses are clinking around the Beltway tonight.

I am so tired of sharing my country with these knuckle draggers

It must truly be a compromise.

It must truly be a compromise.

The Republicans' Big Government Social Agenda Failed!

Republicans Break Their Pledge to Cut $100,000,000,000 this year.

Rick Sanitarium: Our healthcare system is American exceptionalism and it's what God wants

Bill Gates funding Teach for America in Seattle

TAIBBI: Ryan & Repub Candidates= young, prickish, over-coiffed, anal-retentive deficit Robespierres"

Bill Gates Pushing RIFs Based on Student Test Results in Washington State: Senate Bill 5914

I've got a "compromise" for the Republicans...

I have made the mistake in the past where I didn't call a repub congress critter

Who Won?

The Myth of “Choice” in New Orleans

Losing it and choking up - the difference between Lawrence O"Donnell and the Weeper of the House

Anyone watching the House Vote on MSNBC. Engle, NY says

California Democrats tap independent for convention (Bernie)


So who won tonite? It makes me ill to agree with this oped from WaPo....

Freepers are NOT happy tonight.

Portugal’s bailout: European banking crisis deepens

Musicians to take large pay cuts in Detroit Symphony contract deal

Recent info from various guests on O'Donnell regarding details of package.

WikiLeaks and Gulen charter schools (Largest charter school network in US)

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Accountant awarded $4.5 million in IRS whistle-blower case

If you want to understand what has happened to us, to our country, why

Guyana's sustainable development tourism


Another Broad Foundation Ed Deformer Bites the Dust: Illinois

GOP Women avoid questions about planned parenthood.

Toss Momma From The Train AKA Paul Ryan's Budget and The Windfall For Insurers

Eleven killed in deadly day of Gaza violence

Why I Love Unions, But Not Always Their Leadership

Police search for suspect in Santa Monica synagogue explosion

Pentagon lawyer regrets Seminole-al Qaeda analogy

Steven Greenhut: GOP (CA) takes low road on immigration

We have tremendous amounts of $$$ at our disposal - if we really wanted it

The health benefits of "retail therapy." AAAARRRGHHH.

A two step and simple budget solution:

Does anyone else hope Franken goes off!

Iraqi cleric threatens action if US forces remain

Obviously low tax rates on the wealthy,...

Can I just vent that this is some BULLSHIT!!!!

A Freeper sums up the budget deal- accurately

Not your father's middle-age crisis...

Grass Roots Politics

Righthaven expands lawsuits to include online sports-betting content

HP: Former executive boosted secrets then bolted

What of the riders?

Jewish liberals celebrate Glenn Beck's Fox exit

Gunman kills 6, injures several others

Gunman kills 6, injures several others

Portugal: Massive austerity measures to follow bailout

Why are NBComcast and M$NBComcast repeating

One more heartbreaking story..."Scared and alone, stranded Japanese farmer waited weeks for help"

Canadian conservatives campaign on fear of crime, but the reality is different

Nothing has been said about what Democrats and Obama had to

Less than 6,000 H-1B visa application received in first week

Shutting down the government, shopping around for another foreign land to

Gates: Troops could stay in Iraq after 2011

Wisconsin - State receives $4 million grant to help job seekers

I just don't know how Republicans can look at themselves in the mirror.

Many many years ago, Michael Kinsley was 'debating' Pat Buchanan

Toon: The tail that wags the donkey

I have this strange feeling that

Fiat deal being used to gut collective bargaining rights throughout Italy

Oh My! Army opens fire in Tahrir Square - two killed

Breaking on Rachel - DEAL

Nickolaus's Boss- Prosser Led Illegal, Taxpayer-funded Campaign Activities -1989-1994

Nickolaus's Boss- Prosser Led Illegal, Taxpayer-funded Campaign Activities -1989-1994

Obama admin. says $675,000 is an appropriate punishment for sharing 30 songs

Michelle Bachman is going to be a mile from my house next weekend.

WTF - This is what we gave up?

Airlines decline after latest fare-hike flop: More empty seats in March, higher fuel costs

A day in the life of a wage worker

Beck - "You're Not Imagining Things-You Really Aren't Being Watched"

I've seen facebook friends mad that Obama had threatened to veto pay for soldiers

Meg Whitman to keynote George W. Bush forum on growing economy

It is time to return to the State Capitol and let them know that . . .April 9***

Designing the High-Speed Future

Answers to Friday Afternoon Challenge

Glenn Beck Straight Jacket Alert

R's were going to show us the jobs, not defund PP (DUer's business closed)

Robber barons new bumper sticker

The two party system -- Party of Big Cuts Vs. Party of Bigger Cuts

Maryland man glued to Wal-Mart toilet seat

U.S. Subsidizes Brazilian Cotton to Protect Monsanto's Profits

U.S Air Force Explains Why They Didn't Use Super Dooper F-22 In Lybia

I expect to hear soon just exactly WHERE these budget cuts are coming from.

State moves forward with sale of 5 Ohio prisons

A soldier in the class war

In leadership exercise, students vote to support Walker on union law

Jesse Ventura: Clandestine US missions

In medicine, there is something that they call "the gate theory of pain"

How many more, down to the final hour dramas, before they cave on SS and Medicare?

Liberal? Conservative? Your brains are different, study finds

Begging dog makes bucketful of cash

Tonight, cuts totaled 38.5B.

Anyone else not give a rip if the government shuts down?

Fukushima: A 'nuclear sacrifice zone'

Spring is here. Getting ready to Rock and size hail

What did we get for $39 Billion dollars?

U.S. troops in Afghanistan suffer more catastrophic injuries

Motorists battle efforts to make New York more pedestrian-friendly

Planned Parenthood IS

Fox News Lies and Propaganda Exposed!!!

In Case You Missed This... 'Could One Act Of Voter Fraud Cripple The Indiana GOP?' - DailyKos

Ezra Klein: This is a bad deal. And the way Democrats are selling it makes it much, much worse

Student-Run Secularist Clubs Encountering Problems In Schools - AU

Student-Run Secularist Clubs Encountering Problems In Schools - AU

It's nonsensical to believe that something was saved

It's nonsensical to believe that something was saved

Charter of the International Atomic Energy Agency and conflict of interest in nuclear accidents

Toles: Non-essential personnel

Freeper: Boehner "the wrong guy to fight on our behalf" because of his "year round sun tan"

The devil is in the details - some insight into what happened last nite

The devil is in the details - some insight into what happened last nite

If A Dem Congress Shut Down The Govt and Ultimately Compromised

Leading Bahrain 'activist' beaten and arrested

FBI: Suspect in Santa Monica synagogue explosion linked to bomb evidence

The Democrats SUCK

I'm not usually a Randi Rhodes fan, but....

Total impact of cuts over 10 years = $500 BILLION -here's some details of 'The (raw) Deal'


Leaked Police Document Upsets Local Man

American Airlines CEO: 'We're facing a fuel crisis'

Republicans don't care about collateral damage


Budget panel may cut care for 1.3 million vets

Budget panel may cut care for 1.3 million vets

Raise Taxes on the Rich. Scrap the Cap on Social Security. End the Wars.

Raise Taxes on the Rich. Scrap the Cap on Social Security. End the Wars.

Psst! Nation crunched for money? Uncertain future? I got a solution for ya: Stop the wars!

Toon: Unplanned Parenthood

Toon: Unplanned Parenthood

Shouldn't Msnbc be adding a rider to all discussion on radioactivity that GE built those reactors?

Shouldn't Msnbc be adding a rider to all discussion on radioactivity that GE built those reactors?

Today's matchup: CNN/MSNBCLOCKUP (re: Shutdown) vs YouTube Ear wax removal videos

Never forget. Tea Party = Corporate Interests!!!

Never forget. Tea Party = Corporate Interests!!!

Wisconsin court candidates hire Bush and Franken’s recount lawyers

Today’s insanity is the historical norm

Why the Right-Wing Bullies Will Hold The Nation Hostage Again and Again

Iconic Anomalies

It is false to say there is no difference in the Parties.

Radiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk

Compromise Can Be A Good Thing!

Russian Plane Delivers Massive American Pump To Japanese Nuclear Power Plant

Getting into Libya makes the Defense budget harder to cut.

Democratic Rep. Jen Shilling announces candidacy in Kapanke recall

Deja VU: 12/16/10: Democrats push on spending as government shutdown looms

Demos April 9 & May Day in Chicago

FReeper "wisdom" on public services

Jon Stewart’s epic Glenn Beck parody will ‘f*ck your ears with the truth’

Bread and Circuses

Post game results: What did we lose, what did we win in the budget deal last night?

Did Harry Reid really thank the Chamber of Commerce last night?


Nader 2000, long range view versus short range view

Sunday morning: Robert Redford on ABC, Chuck Schumer on CBS, Special Olympics chair on NBC

CHART: As Services For Main Street Are Being Gutted, Richest Pay Least Taxes

US Rep Tammy Baldwin (D-Wi) calls for election investigation.

Johnson & Johnson Fined For Bribing Doctors - Agence France-Presse/RawStory

Too good to be true?

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A Little Respite. The Decorah Eagle Babies Are Getting Bigger!

The Democratic House and Senate were mostly cut out of negotiations

Balance the Budget.. I came up with a surplus in just 15 minutes

Japan Disaster Caused by DADT Repeal, Says Jacobs

It looks like we are in a political limbo.

Crude oil tops $125 for first time since 2008

ACTUAL Budget Cut? $116 Billion Per Year. Not $38 Billion.

What best describes your current state of mind regarding the General Election in 2012

Vile comments made to folks collecting signitures for recall of Glenn Grothman (R) Wisconsin Walker

Norfolk principal apologizes for mock auction of black students

Donald Trump Strikes Back - Gail Collins/NYT

Could the budget get tanked next week in the House?

Did Democrats agree to extend the Bush taxcuts once again?

Long Island Village to Face Trial for Pushing Out Latinos

So what was cut?


Pelosi noncommittal on budget deal - The HIll

In Iowa, an anti-abortion sign of the times for Republicans

So DC -- where exactly is the *Shared Sacrifice*?

Why is Obama praising massive spending cuts?

Waukesha County voting records already in the recycling bin.

Waukesha County Allowed Election Data Storage On Antiquated, Personal Computers

Will The Narrative That Democrats Are Not Fiscally Responsible Finally End?

AP Exclusive: Terror suspects held weeks in secret

AP Exclusive: Terror suspects held weeks in secret

Conference: populism and its transformation from its association with progressive, democratic ideals much will be cut from the Department of Defense??

"Forced birth"

I get the sense that DU would've preferred no cuts and continuing current spending levels.

Japan recognized as D.C.'s cherry blossoms bloom

The American Dream as We Know it Is Obsolete

This young mom gunned down in her home leaves 2 kids behind no arrest yet (updated)

Robert Reich tweets

"Harry Reid Thanks U.S. Chamber's Tom Donahue By Name" Twitter Responses To Budget Deal

Let's think of a new name for the lastest aircraft carrier, (Not the Garald R. Ford)

41 senators to filibuster cr defunding planned parenthood

41 senators to filibuster cr defunding planned parenthood

renowned hoo-ha doctor wins nobel prize for medical advancements down there

The relationship between wanting to end funding for Planned Parenthood and the overall budget

Class War and the Democrats

Surprise -US court acquits Cuba militant Luis Posada Carriles

Surprise -US court acquits Cuba militant Luis Posada Carriles

I wish Obama had not caved on those riders, but...

Sources: Budget deal includes D.C. abortion rider, money for school vouchers

Walker eliminates Reading Specialists -with his use of an Executive Order.

Breaking the War Mentality, by Barack Obama (1983)

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus

Hey DU I need your help with an argument.

Politico: Winners and losers in the showdown

Unshared Sacrifice

Some Conservatives Cheer Beck's Departure From Fox

Letting a Cuban Terrorist Go Free = Luis Posada Carriles' acquittal

President Obama has a weeping orange Boner...

Our Lives Are Threatened by Rich and Powerful Entities -- Here's How We Can Fight Back

Some Democrats Complain About Budget Compromise

Morgans Wonderland

You don't play three-dimensional chess when your opponent's playing paintball.

workers' rights, women's rights, and the social roots of economic inequality

Drifting Too Far From Shore: The Unresisted Rise of the Elite

Justin Jones a 17yr old activist, just gave DU a plug on Ring of Fire

Live video of the review of Waukesha County ballots

WI Gov. Accountability Board won't certify election results until it has probed the way how Kathy

Iraqi cleric threatens action if US forces remain

Red-Tailed Hawk Cam: Violet & Bobby and the Three Little Eggs

Robt Riche is right....we supposed to be spending more to kick start the econ

Jon Stewart Bids Glenn Beck Farewell: ‘Glenn Beck Was Sent by Jesus’

:cry: Vote on Killing Bears with Dogs - Only in Wisconsin!!

Rude Pundit sums up entire budget debate with one analogy

2011 is not 1995

Comment on Facebook...

Movie: "American - The Bill Hicks Story" now available Comcast/Xfinity...

Libyan Revolution Day 51

Lawsuits to strengthen Net traffic rules possible

Madam Jane predicts: America will never grow a pair

Bill Maher: ‘This is bullshit and I want my money back’

Man, Freepers are really some racist F*uckHeads.

Man, Freepers are really some racist F*uckHeads.

ALEC has its own little astroturf site/group: State Budget Solutions, with a Tea Party Patriots link

King: Budget fight shows strength of Tea Party

When it's raining, we can't fix the roof...

I'm no financial wiz but the budget does not seem like rocket science to me

Teamsters rally: 11K in OH, 10K in IL, ??K in NY

Tea Party in Full Meltdown over "Boehner's Cave" - DailyKos

Kerry talking about the Future...

Kloppenburg campaign is looking for about 20 volunteers to help compare voter rolls in Waukesha

The teabaggers are wigging out!!! "BOEHNER CAVED!!!"

Just curious. What did the republicans give up?

Infographic: United States of the Environment...How is your state doing?

Tennessee House Passes Bill That Lets Teachers Question Evolution In Science Class

Spring must be here. The Michigan Militia Field Day is being held today.

Anti-war protesters march against Canada's involvement in Afghanistan, Libya

Battling Al Qaeda, killing children

GoPro HD base jumping with squirrel suit

UMass scientists get award for tutoring software

That Stossel "Freeloaders" special was pissing me off until subsidies benefiting the rich came up.

Principal Apologizes For Mock Auction of Black Students in Virginia

18 years (and counting) of "compromise", and here we are

Who won the budget negotiations? (just what occured this week)

Dayen at FDL: Democrats bought Planned Parenthood’s continued life for between $1-$4 billion

A suggestion to Obama and Congressional Democrats -- Stop putting things off

Do you agree with the President that now is a good time for spending cuts?

New DC Mayor Vincent Gray off to rough start as he faces probes of campaign, city hiring

"GOP can cut $100 billion from discretionary spending"- They Only Got $38 Billion!

"GOP can cut $100 billion from discretionary spending"- They Only Got $38 Billion!

Homeland Security Dept. Warns that U.S. is Unprepared for Nuclear Emergency

Winners and losers in the shutdown showdown

Let's Share Our Wealth.

Watching the Decorah eagles and the babies have taken to

The White House Blog: Details of the Bipartisan Budget Deal -- posted this evening

It's like Obama and Reid were playing baseball.

A little perspective on radiation dosing.

Identify the Unicorn !!!! New DU Game.

"(Obama) is a terrible negotiator; does he not even KNOW a Jew?"

A Democratic Message to John Boehner and the TeaBaggers:

A Militarized Economy Cannot Balance the Budget – John Perkins

National Day of Prayer Could Prevent the Apocalypse!

Mike & The Mechanics - Silent Running

DU you help please. Am I a jerk or a good dad?

What to do on May 22? (you know, the day after "the end of the world")

on a happier topic: anyone surprised in a good way about their tax refund?

Giving The Impression Of Doing Something

Teabagger rage? It's all theater.

I was talking to my roofer the other day, and we lightly touched on politics.

The Budget Smackdown Feels as Staged as WWE

The Budget Smackdown Feels as Staged as WWE

The 10 Companies Hiring The Most American Workers (top 2 spots, Home Depot & McDonald's)

Once Upon a Time,

Once Upon a Time,

"Like any worthwhile compromise, both sides had to make tough decisions and give ground on issues"

How many felt a true sense of relief at the avoidance of a government shutdown?

Exposing the Lie that being Anti-Choice is about "Saving Babies" and not about "Controlling Women"

Anti-Israel rally turns violent in Cairo

Psssssssssssst watch the eaglets

This is What Class War Looks Like

"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half." - Jay Gould financier & tycoon

Tonight, cuts totaled 38.5B. Cost of extending Bush tax cuts to the richest 2%: 690B

Donald Trump's Really Extra Specially Stupid NY Times Letter To The Editor

One of the things I like about all of the wars we are into

FALSE PRETEXTS in LIBYA intervention called out by IRAQ WMD lies Whistle-Blower

US Senate discusses sending troops to Libya

Boomers will be invisible

Boomers will be invisible

In Light of the Budget Deal: Obama’s Personality (he told us in advance who he was)

Info on disability benefits, why some people get disability and others do not, etc

Those votes in Wisconsin

Dear Mr the "difficulty" of the budget deal.

What good would come of just renominating this administration by acclamation?

What good would come of just renominating this administration by acclamation?

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones... Just Before Her Death In 1930...

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones... Just Before Her Death In 1930...

Has anyone here ever had to get a wisdom tooth pulled, but been unable to afford it?

Wisconsin: How to steal an election and cover it up.

Wisconsin: How to steal an election and cover it up.

Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

left fatigued

Margaret Atwood tweets:

CHART: As Services For Main Street Are Gutted, Richest Pay Lowest Taxes In A Generation

"There aren't enough rich to pay for the deficit"

"There aren't enough rich to pay for the deficit"

why are stupid, hard to wear shoes only for women?

HooWee... The PPT Is Busy The Morning After The Budget Deal...

Women's bodies are not YOURS to control MF's!

Help me out here.

West Virginia and Virginia Residents keep an eye out for the storms

If we're serious about cutting spending why are we spending millions dredging the Oregon Inlet?

CA - MMJ question...

"Open Letter to the Media": Your blindness to election fraud is killing us (MUST-READ)

A Wisconsin wildlife cam...

How the hell do we ever get out of the corrupt quagmire we're in when this shit is going on?

Father grabs man who tried to grab her daughter, body slams him, puts him in headlock

President Obama greets tourists at the Lincoln Memorial during a surprise visit - pics

Protestors rally against Ohio's new state law that curtails collective bargaining rights - pics

TPM: Obama & Dems' "colossal failure" in not reminding the public where fiscal problems originated

A break from all the miserable crap. An odd Russian bear becomes a doting Dad.

Rachel reports the PP defunding is OUT of the deal!

Rachel reports the PP defunding is OUT of the deal!

Democrats Desperately Need Talking Points

I am going to give $1 to Planned Parenthood for every no vote on this budget agreement

I am going to give $1 to Planned Parenthood for every no vote on this budget agreement

Tom Tomorrow: MiddleMan and "The Deal"

Sidney Lumet: 1924-2011

The World Grown Smaller: Wealth Holds No Allegiance

Obama Budget FAIL. Once again

There will come a time...

Meanwhile over in Japan... Fukushima: A 'nuclear sacrifice zone' "...nobody will be going home."

KCMO District Releases Probationary Teachers

Voyage to Fukushima Daiichi

It seem to me that the forces (money) are speeding this country

Fuzzy Math Doesn’t Add Up in Wisconsin Race

A 38 billion dollar cut is 0.01% of the federal budget.

I was completely duped by the Tea Party

miracle in Wisconsin?

I Didn't Fuck It Up

I Didn't Fuck It Up

Kabuki theater

Politically, I Love Elliot Spitzer

Florida hires security firm to catch test cheaters in Florida schools. Cutting everything else.

Florida hires security firm to catch test cheaters in Florida schools. Cutting everything else.

Stop with the morning after angst...this budget fight was the last six months of last year's budget.

The REAL "F" word we aren't allowed to use!!

What do birth control pills for a month cost today? When I

Wisconsin is NOT hand counting the ballots- only comparing voter rolls with diebold tabulated result

Wisconsin is NOT hand counting the ballots- only comparing voter rolls with diebold tabulated result

Well the Freepers are claiming the Dems got a win in the budget deal.

Well the Freepers are claiming the Dems got a win in the budget deal.

Robert Reich: Obama is losing the war of ideas because he won't tell the American public the truth

In case anyone wonders why Reid thanked Chamber of Commerce prez Tom Donahue

Did Planned Parenthood save my life?

Libyan Revolution Day 52

Has Ms. Nickolaus' "Human error" ever benefitted a Democrat?

David Gregory on NBC News just said that Obama "sounded very much like a Republican" in his

One of the "Fathers" of Plutonium - Dr Gofman Speaks out on Radiation dangers

Progressives Must Stand Up To The President - Cenk Uygur/DailyKos

It May Take 27 Years To Undo The Damage Beck Caused In 27 Months

The real problem of Pres. Obama and all Democrats: How do we deal with an Oppositional Party

Bernie Sanders just posted to FaceBook

Krugman- Celebrating Defeat

Krugman- Celebrating Defeat

New York Times: Concerns among Democrats about whether Obama is really one of them

New York Times: Concerns among Democrats about whether Obama is really one of them

Hey mods on duty. Y'all rock...


Can our party PLEASE stop acting as if "the middle class" matters but the poor DON'T?

"John Boehner just made Barack Obama look like a helpless fool."

Georgia (the country) alleges scavenger, 75, shut down Internet

Strange Twist in Wisconsin Battle by Lisa Pease (4-8-11 Consortium News)

ALEC's plans for state and local workers -- reduce ACCRUED pension benefits to private-sector levels

Would you donate your DU username to a collective of individually anonymous DU users?

Wow. Internet was out for 45 minutes earlier...

Audioslave - Like A Stone

I'm at a loss for words RE: this photo, but it's got a monkey in it...and that's all that matters.

Panties....not the greatest thing on Earth..... but next to it!!!

Foo Fighters - Best Of You

Time lapse, NYC (worth it)

Bo Deans-Fadeaway

Neil Young - Pocahontas

Stay curious.

ELO - I Can't Get It Out Of My Head

Darwin discovers that cats just will not follow HIS rules, either.

"And there is no rest for the ones God blessed...And he blessed you best of all..."

MiddleFingerMom is, um... admired by his co-workers for his unbelieveably strong work ethic.

Beach House - 10 mile stereo

An 83-year-old Beverly man has died after suffering severe burns when his kilt caught fire

Vibes, prayers, whatever you have...needed NOW...PLEASE!

Asia-Heat of the Moment

Do you know why the saying is "eat your heart out?"

Band of Horses - The Funeral

Robert Plant - Big Log

And now for something completely different.

Proud Mary

Don't Leave Me Now - Supertramp

Hey, what's for dinner? I got red beans and rice cookin'. Mmmmm.

Psychedelic Furs - "The Ghost In You"

Dude, your bed is a car. Yeah, but it's a fucking sweet car!

I think I'm going to put a bid in on this celebrity's guitar. What do you think?

Band of Horses - The Funeral

Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus

Rolling Stones-Wild Horses

feels like heaven fiction factory

"I'm a Brocolli and I look like a tree."

Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't it be good

Here's the video I just received of Heidi and CMW at home in Switzerland.

Depeche Mode - I Feel You

Mike & The Mechanics - Silent Running

Simply Red - Holding Back The Years

The Motels - Take The L out of Lover and It's Over

gin blossoms found out about you

Is it shameless to kick your own thread?

ELO - Can't Get It Out of My Head

Sarah Brightman " Captain Nemo "

The Last of the Mohicans - Promentory

Cooperative planning:

Demographic targeting:

knisper, knasper, knusper

Live Nude Sex Demo in LA

Phil Ochs - Gone these long 35 years

Ashley MacIsaac - Sleepy Maggie

To say that was the bicycle ride of shame is the greatest understatement ever.

Blaze Foley - "Clay Pigeons"

This site will make you run screaming from the room.

PSA for DU gardeners - Parcel

I'm going to commit MUSICAL ARSON at the top of the hour

Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence

I think I ended up on a lot of people's ignore lists because of this thread

Shriekback - This Big Hush

Lee Hazlewood - Nancy Sinatra, Some Velvet Morning

Derek & The Dominos, "It's Too Late," LIVE on The Johnny Cash Show

Best .gif ever.....

PHOTO: Time to get a designated driver for the designated driver...

Patti Smith-Beneath the Southern Cross

PHOTO: "Well...hellooooooo there! You are MINE...oh, YES, you are M-I-N-E..."

"Lord, Lord, Lord, you know SOMETIMES I TRY TO BELIEVE... there ain't no such thing... as dyin'..."

Can you pass the US citizenship test?

Black Sabbath - Sign of the Southern Cross

Tim Minchin: Storm

Oh Dear God I love Dr. Quest!

Veggie dogs with sauerkraut (caraway seeds added) and spicy brown mustard for dinner - yum!

Just a fun little exercise

5 theme parks that confuse and disturb

Mr 'pede wants to leave the country

Squeee! Video of a cat playing with a dolphin!

I have an ethical question regarding hooking up while drunk...

Some asswipe in GD is pissing me off

I'm in Arizona.....sitting on the patio....

Food Porn:

Wild looking tulips

Crosby Stills & Nash - Southern Cross

Have just been listening to Lisa Stansfield.....Been around the world

I'm looking for a good ax...

What do you suggest to make advertising less irritating?

This is a Peggy Lee night, 60 videos on Youtube.

Went out with my wife last night - "Rockin' For Racks" benefit for breast cancer research.

Zeppelin fans

Oh, the humanity! OH, THE HUMANITY!!!

MiddleFingerMom has learned a LOT from observing the epiphany of a beaver.

Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

PHOTO: Now THAT'S what I'd call a SCREENSAVER.

Want to lose weight? Just get a cat.

This is great old song from the Andrews Sisters from the 1940's.

Boston- More than A Feeling

Oh Dear God I love Richard Quest!

So last night I drove a 75,000 lb semi westbound down Donner Pass.

This is what has happened to you if you've been really... really lucky.

I found the ultimate Teabag Party necklace.

Beloved Yogi has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

I'm going to the store. Can I pick up anything for anyone here?

38 Special - If I'd been the one

Hey Jude

I have a three window fans going, not going to turn on the ac until May.

Budget Deal

Negotiators have a deal. Now being reviewed.

Budget resolution may be near, sources say

How many cupcake shows are currently on TV?

Accountant awarded $4.5 million in IRS whistle-blower case

'Historic' deal to avoid government shutdown

Video captures police hitting girl during student protests in Medellin .

Clashes erupt around Cairo's Tahrir Square (which is retaken by activists demanding Mubarak's trial)

Anti-Israel rally turns violent in Cairo

Man stranded in empty Japanese town since tsunami

MSHA cites W.Va. mine after watching 'Coal' on TV

HP: Former executive boosted secrets then bolted

Japan bans rice planting in contaminated soil

Negotiators ready to table Planned Parenthood measure?

Does being overweight count as load bearing exercise?

Md. House passes bill to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants who meet conditions

U.S. criticizes human rights abuses in Panama

Libya: EU To Launch Mission To Help Misratah (Will Evacuate Wounded & Provide Food, Water +Medicine)

Yes, Thursday was a horrible news day, but this is why I went to sleep with a smile on my face:

Nigeria: Polling under way in delayed election

Prosecutor says witness issue may prevent leak case against ex-CIA officer from going to tri

British (special forces) soldiers charged with leaks

6 killed, 11 wounded in Dutch mall shooting

Report Says Coast Guard Was Unprepared for Spill

Taal volcano residents urged to voluntarily evacuate (Philippines)

Police identify ("extremely dangerous") suspect in California synagogue bombing

Bahraini activist (former president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights) 'assaulted and arrested'

(Red Cross) Medical Aid Ship Arrives In (Misurata, Western) Libya

..Resistance will resume if US forces stay in Iraq: Sadr

A shout out to my friends in Deer Lodge, Montana

RCMP use Taser on 11-year-old B.C. boy

RAF Tornados destroy seven Libyan tanks

Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

Say hello to Swifty the three legged wonderpup.

Many cancers avoidable with less drinking: study

New York Subpoenas 2 Foreclosure-Related Firms

Norwegian authorities investigate gas leak as 63 workers are evacuated from oil rig

Obama set to sign stopgap budget bill

Death threats to journalists increasing in Colombia

Death threats to journalists increasing in Colombia

Multiple shooting victims at Chester party (PA)

UAE blogger who called for reform taken from apartment, says wife

Massive bomb left on Belfast-Dublin road

Shutdown Averted; Budget Negotiators Reach Deal (Reid: 'Historic Level of Cuts')

Idaho Gov. 'Butch' Otter Signs Final Piece Of Anti-Union Education Reform

Iraqi army raids Iranian exile camp; 10 dead

New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre' of villagers in Malaya

BRAND NEW FOO for YOU...Foo Fighters, "White Limo," guest-starring LEMMY!

Peru cancels Tia Maria copper mine project after protests

Egypt Military Beats Protesters, Fires Shots

Syrian security forces 'fire on funeral'

Former Sen. Rick Santorum cautions voters against Obama's presidency

Wording in U.S. law could cut BP fines by billions

"Officer Stops Baby Squirrel with Pepper Spray"

Interesting combinations. Lady In Red Matrix

Thousands Gather At Union Square To Voice Concerns Against Wars

Obama at Lincoln Memorial, open after budget deal

GOP senator: Republicans should move on from defunding Planned Parenthood

Rep. Baldwin {D, WI} Asks Feds To Investigate Waukesha Co.

'I am totally sorry': Acid attack 'victim' who gained world's sympathy sentenced after admitting it

Julian Assange claims WikiLeaks is more accountable than governments

Sidney Lumet, ‘Network’ Director, Dies at 86 ('Fail-Safe,' 'Dog Day Afternoon, '12 Angry Men')'

Man carrying machine gun opens fire at Dutch shopping mall, 5 reported dead

15-meter waves hit Fukushima (The company originally estimated height @ 5.7 meters - Includes Video)

After Years of Cost Cuts, Texas Tries to Find More

List some songs that ask a question!

Tom Price R-GA says PP is illegally funding abortions "absolutely".

Republicans Want A Shutdown (youtube)

Amazingly Allen West attacks his fellow Tea Party Terrorists.

The con of the day

budget deal

Obama keeps promise to reduce US role in Libya

It's A Deal: Dems, Republicans Strike Spending Deal To Avoid Government Shutdown

If Obama wants to raise $1 billion for his 2012 campaign...

If Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were used in a "Willie Horton" type ad

Still Waiting On Official Word (Update 2)

The World Grown Smaller: Wealth Holds No Allegiance

How did the government shutdown end in 1996?

Biden speaks out on Women's Rights again - this time to college students.

we may have lost the present battle, but...

Conversation: "The only hope I see is that a reelected Obama won't have to cave to corporations"

Guest Lineup For The Sunday News Shows (April 10)

Ezra Klein on Lawrence basically just said that all of this looks bad for Obama.

Our nation is in dire straits. I would suggest that people read the history of Huey Long.

White House post of Budget Deal

Here's something teabaggers wanted, but didn't get

Hey Donald, you rodent wearing piece of shit...

Prosser said: for Kloppenburge to somehow find more than 7000

Chris Hedges "Hope Speech" Excellent Watch!

October 2010 - Republicans Promised $100 Billion In Spending Cuts - They Only Got $38 Billion

Interesting details about the budget deal

Here is what the Repigs are claiming as a "Victory" aka They got the Rider kicked out of them.

I think we have been played

Trump proposes massive onetime tax on the rich

Obama visits Lincoln Memorial and people angry and boo him (pic)

Robert Reich: Impossible to fight bullies merely by saying they’re going too far

We wanted Obama to draw a line, HE DREW A FUCKING LINE: Planned Parenthood. . .

Breaking: Democratic Supermajority Passes Universal Healthcare with Reconciliation!

Next on the Agenda for Washington: Fight Over Debt

Govt announces plan to reduce health disparities

uh, oh, "up next, debt ceiling"

A raw deal - Steve Benen

Planned Parenthood, saved. Funding for Healthcare Reform, saved. EPA Climate Regulation, saved.

Dems should demand huge tax increases on the rich

Oprah Winfrey won't endorse Obama for 2012 reelection, fears would alienate OWN viewers: report Rea

Tea Party in Full Meltdown over "Boehner's Cave"

Are you glad that a government shutdown was averted

So Obama asked for additional $40 billion in that up plus $38 billion?

Analysis: GOP won first budget round; future victories may be harder for GOP leader Boehner

Hey, aren't these programs being cut the same ones we were told were saved by the tax cuts for...

I Didn't F*ck It Up - Katie Goodman of Broad Comedy

Storm: The Animated Movie

Brad Friedman: Irregularities in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Election (Part 3)

Then Shut It Down

Young Turks: Cenk - Why Glenn Beck Is Leaving Fox News

TYT: U.S. Tax Revenue Historically Low

Brad Friedman: Irregularities in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Election (Part 2)


Senate Dems get angry - Fight back against radical agenda

Florida "Uterus Controversy" Song Parody

Do I have good taste in my hero’s or what? WARNING/GUARENTEE contains ZAPPA

Young Turks: Fox News MLK Union Lies


Brad Friedman: Irregularities in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Election (Part 1)

Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger on Bill Maher 08 April 2011

Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) Avoids Reporter's Question On Title X

I have found the stupidest thing on the internet

Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente Takes on the War Mongers

The Revolting Glenn Beck! His Farewell Song!

TRMS: I'm Seeing A Pattern Here (Wisconsin Supreme court race)

Pennsylvania Diocese Facing Financial Drain

Lawrence O'Donnell Gets Emotional Reading Friend's Planned Parenthood Email

Japan tsunami wave smashes into nuclear plant

Raw Video: Obama Visits Lincoln Memorial

Joy-Ann Reid @ReidReport Takes On Cheri Jacobus On The Martin Bashir Show

Senator Kerry on our Future

Weekly Address: President Obama on the Budget Compromise to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Bill Maher: 'Obama is a Terrible Negotiator - Does He Not Even Know a Jew?'

elevated(full mid-range)radiation soon arriving US west coast,Fuku 1-rad levels 100 FULL sieverts/hr

Bernie speaks out on the budget proposal

Me shaking President Obama's hand!

Benghazi Rising

Don't Be A Sucker!

Wacker Building $1.6 Billion U.S. Silicon Plant to Target Solar Customers

Neb. closer to owning beloved land

Mayors urge oil pipeline OK which would cross the Sand Hills and Ogallala Aquifer

Coolest March since 1994

Is Nuclear Power Simply Too ‘Brittle’?

AP: New nuclear plant still in play in Iowa

Democrat pans GOP ($200,000) plan to visit Yucca nuclear dump

DOE Found Not Responsible for Nuclear Waste Expenditures (spent fuel cost socialization fail)

Good news - Calvert Cliffs ineligible for Construction/Operating License

California Getting Closer, Compliance with the RPS not as distant as once thought

Lack of Data Heightens Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

The Stillborn ‘Nuclear Renaissance’

LePage threatens veto of solar program that works

Maine House votes overwhelmingly to ban BPA from child products (FU LePage)

Tepco Says Water Level Rises in Fukushima No. 2 Reactor trench

Japanese Workers Braved Radiation for a Temp Job

Japan bans rice planting in contaminated soil

U.S. should install electric car charging stations, Nissan says

Plum Creek's Maine (disgusting mega-McMansion North Woods destroying) development set aside by judge

Hydropower industry converges on Nation's Capital

Tepco uses steel wall to contain radioactive water

German utilities: Abolish nuclear power by 2020

Oregon proposes taxing EVs by miles driven - and tracking them with GPS

Nuclear Crisis Fuels Duel at Diablo

Wind power not doing too well in the UK.

The Budget Deal: John Boehner Reveals His Negotiation Secrets

Friday Talking Points (162) -- Budget Standoff Continues

Poppa Bush and Goldwater - "Planned Parenthood Republicans: A Decades-Long History "

Diverting taxes to church schools

Barbara Ehrenreich: Wal-Mart -- It's Alive!

Self-deleted by member

I'm not a conservative

Finding the Japanese boy who had saved his grandfather during World War II

Pushback against Ryan: Paul Ryan's budget blueprint would push the aged into poverty

California Legislature approves bill requiring 33% renewables by 2020

Now it's time for the real budget battle

To The American Media: Time To Face The Reality Of Election Rigging

An Inconvenient Truth in Honduras

Wis. Rep.'s Medicare plan worries local voters

Nazi War Crimes as Described by German Soldiers

Chris Hedges..Uplugged in the SNOW...Chained to White House Gate ..Watch!

The One-Percenters

Decades of buckling to bullies and what is left?

The Obama Disaster, at Home and Abroad

Crooks & Liars: Pulling the Plug on Working Families to Give Tax Cuts to Millionaires

Human remains found during construction of La Plaza must be respected!

Weekend Economists Surrender April 8-9. 2011

The American Dream as We Know it Is Obsolete

Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan Worries Local Voters (Janesville, WI)

Mont. gun rights measures likely to pass declines significantly; lawmaker calls it a failure

Four California lawmakers told to check guns at the door

Intruder is killed in home invasion

More people carrying handguns into Kentucky Capitol

‘Sometimes danger finds you’

California politicians have to qualify like everybody else to carry firearms...

(Omaha mayor) Suttle: Stay calm, put down guns

llinois House votes down plan to take away Chicago gun restrictions

One killed, eight wounded in birthday party shooting

What percent of time when you are out in public do you carry concealed?

Arizona State University President Crow urges governor to veto campus gun bill

Seven dead, sixteen wounded in shooting in the Netherlands

Video captures police hitting girl during student protests in Medellin .

Courage, journalism and oppression in Colombia

An Inconvenient Truth in Honduras

Major blackout strikes most Venezuelan states

Venezuela worse, Colombia better on rights: US

Miami Herald (get this!): "Exonerated ex-CIA agent dreams of Cuban beaches"

Eni expects Venezuelan gas by 2013

U.S. criticizes human rights abuses in Panama

Peru votes Sunday with reformer Humala favored

Cocaine lab found in Honduras signals big shift in drug business

Death threats to journalists increasing in Colombia

About something I read here this morning ('The List') and a few other things from a straight DU'er

Back to the Basics: What is "homophobia?"

Consensus: "create a new "forum liaison" position for the GLBT forum "

Consensus: "forum where GLBT DUers and African-American DUers can have a dialogue"

Man Charged with Harassing Lawmaker Over Gun Bill Appears in Court (moran CT)

Mixed signals from a local Democratic Committee Meeting.

Consensus: "deleting posts in the GLBT forum"

"...a Lovecraftian horror that could enkindle madness and despair..."

Intelligent Design is For ‘Fraidy Cats

79 degrees, Minor League Baseball, & Keeneland opened

Rocky landing for the Rockies in Pittsburgh. The Bucco's move to

We Are The Champions!

Uncle Mo going to have his public workout in the Wood Memorial.

Boston Public Library releases old baseball photos..

I have this strange feeling that

So is anyone watching the AL Divisional battle between the East and West division leaders tonight?

Eleven killed in deadly day of Gaza violence

WikiLeaks: The Israel File

PA condemns sweeping raids in Itamar investigation

Hamas militants reject ceasefire after three killed

Goldstone retreat proves how different Israel and Hamas really are

Gaza militants fire dozens of rockets into southern Israel

12 killed in Gaza's deadliest 24 hours since 2008-9 war

Egyptians strike in front of Israeli Embassy, demand severed ties with Israel