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Archives: October 1, 2013

BY JOSH EIDELSON: GOP shutdown tactics will cause “involuntary servitude,” union says

Qaeda Plot Leak Has Undermined U.S. Intelligence

Something To Remember When Talking Heads Say "The Majority of Americans Disapprove of Obamacare"

Obamas address was very good

The site is up. Navigation looked good. It will go 100% on Tuesday. nt

Is there going to be a one year delay on implementing the ACA?

Is Boehner drunk?

Moderate House Republicans failed to line up votes for separate plan

How long will it take Boehner to cave after the Senate rejects his latest stunt?

OK Mr. Boehner, "Let's treat everyone equally." Medicare for all.

I think it is going to interesting for

States of Health / Atul Gawande / The New Yorker

do you think after the Shutdown and Debt issues are done

Obama Picks Romney Aide Who Knocked His Social Security Plan for Social Security Board

"Well, I can't see what business you have with me," she says

Book Learnin': Texas Board of Education Style

Wow! has answers, including exemptions from fee due to hardship.

Just for the record . . . .

This Close...

This is why we sent her there.

NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space

Friends of friends are in the running for a Super Bowl ad!

"If the Government Shuts Down...."

Understanding The Hatred of Israel

"Hello Ladies"?? Really, HBO?

Let's not forget who helped write the Affordable Care Act.


Countdown to Halloween

Senate clears bill to pay military in shutdown

Shutdown impact: Tourists, homebuyers hit quickly

Personal Technology is optional. None of us is required to use it.

Just put on an extra-scoops pot of coffee.

Don't forget to turn off the kitten...


Russia moves to revive plans for conference on WMDs in Middle East

I just love this new stamp!!

So the teahadist are going to vote again for a bill that has zero chance of passing in the Senate

Obama stands firm while Boehner goes to pieces

Coffee: What's your brand and how do you make it

Happy International Blasphemy Day!

Moderate Threat Fizzles

Who are the 9 democrats...


Help me out folks -- why is Boehner doing this?

List: 49 Republicans Who Say Shutting Down The Government Over Obamacare Is A Big Mistake

War on illegal drugs failing, medical researchers warn

If any democratic strategists are lurking I have a suggestion

Die Gedanken Sind Frei

House Passes Another Budget Bill That Delays Health Law, 228-201

Today's Nifty Fact:

Why Alan Grayson Deserves Your Support TODAY

Reid Carries Reminder Of How Long Republicans Have Opposed Health Care Reform

The Current Job Market Is Shockingly Bad For 20-Something Men

John Boehner: Worst. Speaker. Ever.

If anything's ever begged for a caption... (warning, art?)

So what's going to happen at midnight?

People With Disabilities Storm House Building, Demand Boehner Leave Obamacare Alone

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Pipe Dreams & a new Kitteh gif

Elizabeth Warren compares compromise on government shutdown to negotiating with hostage takers

Is this the worst Beach Boys song of all time?

Back in the last election cycle, were the teabaggers muttering about ballot box vs the bullet box?

Don't be mislead by misrepresentations about Pres Obama's pick of Chen

The House Republicans are Idiots!

Mike Luckovich Toon: Breaking Bad

Toon: Tea Party 'Courage'

Northwest Passage crossed by first cargo ship, heralding new era of Arctic commercial activity

WTF!? "More Killed by Toddlers Than Terrorists in U.S."

I suspect if the ACA had a nickname like "The George W. Bush 9/11 Memorial Health Care Act"...

Obama needs to be watching Rachel Maddow's show tonight

OK - it looks like the shut-down is ON - when will it be resolved, and how?

How long do you think the shutdown will last?

Republicans want to burn the place down!

Wouldn't the shutdown be considered economic terrorism

WH Communications person is coming up on Rachels show

"Inequality for All": A Must-See Movie For the 99 Percent

So what gets shut down starting at midnight?

Can Obama issue an executive order overturning a shutdown?

So basically this entire thing is the Republicans throwing a national temper tantrum.

I keep seeing CR. What does it stand for?

I see my completely worthless "D" John Barrow, voted for the Repubs

Joey does it again!

Bikers Chase, Assault Driver After West Side Highway Collision

Obama Tweets: 'Time For Congress To Do The Right Thing'

The unmavericky maverick

Senate Rejects House's Latest Anti-Obamacare Plan

Senate Rejects House's Latest Anti-Obamacare Plan

Sometimes you just have to let the toddler throw their tantrum.

Congressmen Still Boozing, Hours Away From Government Shutdown

Republicans planned on shutting down the govt since 2010

My opinion: this so-called "revolt" is staged to give "moderate" Rethugs cover come 2014 midterms...

King votes no with Braley and Loebsack

O.K. am gwain check out of this place & play some classical music

What Does The Average American Care More About?

Northeast Utilities brings on H-1B workers

Sousaphones meet gravity, pileup ensues

Sousaphones meet gravity, pileup ensues

Yes, let's shutdown the government, but a real shutdown

Just made the most delicious scalloped tomatoes. Sweated

Uruguay's president quips about alleged US espionage

Uruguay's president quips about alleged US espionage

OK, this is probably not true...

Harry Reid Calls House GOP Insane While Senate Dems Kill Their 3rd Attack on the ACA

How many government workers are Republican?


Wow!!! The Heritage Foundation really is that stupid.

Only in America...

Sen. Warren on Republicans' Shutdown Threats - Full Speech

Harry Reid: Republicans "have lost their minds"

Anyone see the latest segment on Rachel Maddow? Scary.

Alice Springs obliterates September heat record

All hell is breaking loose...but I am on vacation! A few pics from the first few days...

Long-term legacy of massive carbon input to the Earth system: Anthropocene versus Eocene

Dear Mr. Boner, now that you're known worldwide as a loser, here's a way forward:

What (his mother?!1) gave this a-hole (Ted CRUZ) OVER-estimation for himself?!1

Poll: How is Boehner handling the pressure?

Ads Are Coming to Gmail for Android

Chuck Todd is fucking useless

Are people rallying at the Capital?

Readying for Fukushima fuel move (pool 4)

Senate nixes House-passed funding bill as clock ticks towards shutdown

Student Cited By Ted Cruz As Proof Of Obama's Failure Is Actually Grateful For Obamacare

Am playing/listening SOUSA marches for the DEMISE of the TeaBagger SHUTDOWN *now*!1 n/t

Es war in Schanghai (Jean Jülich)

Vaccine refusal fuels whooping cough outbreaks, study finds

Small Modular Reactors: Safety, Security and Cost Concerns

Well the Cavers have 6 pages of incorrect info about Omaha Steve

White House Petition: Designate GOP 'A Terrorist Organization' Over Looming Debt Standoff

Gun Nuts And Tea Party Nuts Are One And The Same.

Could scrapping a fragile economic recovery be another reason for shutdown?

Am spamming SOUSA in victory over TeaBaggers/CRUZ!1 Go, Army (from the U.S. Navy)!1

Louisiana Abortion Law Upheld; Disaster for Texas Women?

By Republicans voting to delay the ACA

Congressman Xavier Becerra :"Enough already!

Sir, yes SIR!

Pilot crash lands on Alaska highway near Wasilla

Can the government shut down really effect my wife's job as Home Health Aide?

Generator Explosion at UC Berkeley Causes Blackout; All Students Asked to Evacuate Main Campus.

Former Enron exec indicted in fraud case

Conference? Fuck you, Mr. Tears

Watching CSpan

Let's have new avatar: "ACA - I'm signed up!"

House will request a conference committee to resolve budget issues with Senate

What's wrong with so-called "journalism" these days....

Let's have new avatar: "ACA - I'm signed up!"

UK 18 month study shows wind requires less backup than conventional generation

Harry Reid just now on Senate floor: "We will not go to conference with a gun to our head."

What are the best films about religion? n/t

OK. For my 100,000 post - here's to Cooking & Baking folks. Kitchen dancing.

Anyone care to guess what John Boner's BAC is right now??

Harry Reid rejects Boehener's conference plan

I pay $400 dollars a month just to cover me. Will the ACA allow me to choose a plan that will

Small Pleasures: A Different Perspective

Remember when Republicans were worried about ‘economic uncertainty’?

So the House Republicans have JUST decided to appoint members to a conference committee...

Jon Stewart's Message To House Republicans!

In A Perfect World, Pres Obama Would be Able To Target Gov Shutdowns To Red Districts

So I hear all these Republicans talking about what their voters want them to do.

"The Chutzpah of “Compromise”"

According to Rep McGovern, "It is 11:06pm The Shutdown is unavoidable now"

I need some advice

The Nation - "Media Coverage of Shutdown Threat: A Journalistic ‘Disgrace’"

I am pleasantly shocked that this exchange occurred on CNN!

You know, we really are all pretty helpless to stop this shit.

Kardashians, it's OVER!1 Please, Zeus, send'em a NOTE it's OVER!1 n/t

Sen. Patty Murray: We asked to go to conference on the budget 18 times, and Republicans said no.

Huge Fireball Explosion Creates Power Outage in Yucatan, Mexico

Boehner: Stuck between booze on the rocks and a hard reality.

How ironic: Jim Robinson receiving Government Healthcare at this hour

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Suddenly Very Worried That Tea Party Lunacy

The most tragic thing that could happen to my government

Songs you loved, loved, loved as a teen: "Calling Occupants" by the Carpenters

Salon - "Bogus 'he said-she said' reporting led to the shutdown " - Great Story

Do the ACA signup websites shutdown with the gov't?

Thank you, Jon Stewart, again. Showed all the Republicans talking about

GOP Senate candidate Ben Sasse (R-NE) raised $800K in first 8 weeks of campaign

Don’t fall prey to ‘both sides-ism’: Republicans are to blame for government shutdown

Sequester THIS, smoking man... Capture, anyone?

I blame the GOP - Use this image as your Facebook and Twitter profile picture

The point of Republicans rejecting conference for several months.

Jon Stewart Shreds GOP Over Obamacare: 'Utter Insanity,' 'It’s a F*cking Law!'’ - video link

Jon Stewart Shreds GOP Over Obamacare: 'Utter Insanity,' 'It’s a F*cking Law!' - video link

What's for Dinner ~ Tuesday ~ Oct 1st?

Can someone explain the Subsidy that the tea party folks don't want

O'Reilly to Beck: If Obamacare implodes, Democrats will be "banished for 10-15 years"

Moderate Threat Fizzles

Republican moderates do not exist. They are unicorns.

Radioactive Reality - Fukushima Headlines

Man and step-daughter caught having sex arrested for incest, though not blood related

First time I've watched cable news in years....30 min of CNN - total brain poison!

1,200-Year-Old Jewish Prayer Book Is Unveiled

BREAKING: U.S. Federal Government Officially Shuts Down for First Time in 17 Years

Do you suppose they will quit speaking at midnight? How is this gonna go down? nt

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly Battle... - video link

Democrats will not negotiate with economic terrorists.


President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3210, Pay Our Military Act, Monday night, Sept. 30, 2013

POLL QUESTION: Who do you blame for Republicans shutting down the government?

Obama needs to make the GOP and those who voted for them pay a heavy price

“The Williamsburg Accord”

Oh anyone remember the old company my wife worked for. They actually where trying to

"The US Needs A New Mythos That's Not At War With the Facts"


The Tea Party/Republican/Koch Brothers Government shut down is official!

Discuss how the shutdown will affect your and your friends' lives

October 1, 2013~ Happy Birthday, sheshe! Come Celebrate with us in the BOG~


"Farewell, humans. Sort it out yourselves." NASAVoyager2

Rabbit Rabbit


This is the face of #Obamacare, this is what the GOP is working to destroy...

At 12:01 call your congresspeople and demand they pass a clean CR and re-open the government

A beer for the occasion.

Well, it's midnight. Here we go.

Well, this is happening

Proud of our President and Congress critters who stood up to bullying. Shame on the rest.

House GOP Forces First Gov’t Shutdown In 17 Years

Looks like I'm off tomorrow-- any other Federal employees here...

What has Obamacare done for me lately?


Happy Fox News, this is on you

Senate Adjourning.

VA: Extended shutdown could stop disability pay

Barack Obama tweet

Apparently, this is all due to Boner being the weakest Speaker in House history...

Did Rachel just say the house will vote again in 20-30 minutes?


Im kinda guessing the tea party people will be the first to complain

Fox News coverage on this?

The Shutdown Party. A great editorial from USA Today

Obama Class Act. Message to troops tonight.

Santorum on Fox News asked House GOP to not shut government down

My FHA loan is in limbo

Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry calls out misogynists

When The American People Blame Republicans, Fox News Blames The Media

The Senate is adjured, the House continues debate as of 12:20am

ACA is OPEN!!!!

What a Government Shutdown Means for Veterans

What a Government Shutdown Means for Veterans

Fox news is now saying they should hold up the debt ceiling to stop the individual mandate

The United States is Now a Failed State.

Republicans act like it's a frigging game!

White House: Breed-Specific Legislation Is a Bad Idea

Well Obamacare is up and running but the gov't isn't.

Obamacare’s October surprise

This is a good time for one of my bump vids....

Rob Andrews just challenged House GOP to vote on Senate bill.

Shutdown: Subject: Update on Status of Operations

Not everybody is alright


Court Overturns 20-Year Sentence for Woman Who Fired 'Warning Shots' at Husband

well as long as Hooters is still open

We shutdown now

There is no joy in Mudville tonight, no joy in Mudville at all.

Is There A List Available Of All The Tea Party Members Of The House & Senate......

CONFESSION: I once had the most VICIOUS dog

"Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low"

Done deal. I am now officially an ex-1039-TEMP at USDA/USFS.

"Try and stop me before I kill again!"

Now, on to how some in the media will make the insane right look like

Thankful that Democrats did not back down, angry that it got this far

Stand right there and don't move...

On a happier note...

A CEO who resisted NSA spying is out of prison. And he feels ‘vindicated’ by Snowden leaks...

Ex-spy refuses to discuss Snowden proposal

the new corporation owned republican motto


Guess what's open for business? -> ObamaCare

the new corporation owned republican motto

The last government shutdown, in song lyrics from the Billboard 12/16/1995 charts

Security clearance flaws (USAT editorial)

Pierce Morgan comedian

Oh, no. Luck Russert on with Rachel.

Obamacare is live, GOP is dead.

Come at me, Bro!

Reading stock market reaction to the shutdown

Uribe drops all facade and names political party after himself

To Err Is Human...

Dear Republicans, we are not afraid of you anymore. Regards, America

Always Be Batman!

Interesting tweet from Dave Weigel about reps King and Grimm of NY.

Health Care hotlines besieged 30 minute wait time in the middle of the night.

Boner was fucking loaded

Tea Bagger Temper Tantrum Day One

Oh yeah! The Free Republikers. They are on a roll...

It Is Not Govt That Should Be Drowned In The Bathtub. There Is One Other Entity Starting w/ "G".

A little more than an hour after the federal government began shutting down, House Republicans have


Good thoughts and vibes to those DU'ers being harmed by the shutdown !

The House just adjourned, will be back at 10AM ET. Shutdown commenced.

Thank you, CFPB!! Received a nice refund check today from Capital One!

For a little chuckle

Just wanted to say I love my older brother

OMG!! bahahahahaha!! too funny

Farmhand is star witness in investigation against Uribe’s brother

We May Not Be In A Civil War But It Sure Feels Like One W/ All The Vile And Vomit On Hate Media

I got the government blues

Damn Skippy!

You thought the right-wingers in congress are stupid?

Can you believe this? John Boehner (on Msnbc) Is blaming the Democrats

Looks like the season finale of "Governing Bad" is on tonight.

Hey, all you Good ole boys of the GOP

A letter to my congresscritter I wish I would write

Investigate the financial transactions of ALL members of Congress who vote for a government shutdown

Grab a barf bag for me while you're at it...

If someone had never seen the Original Star Trek, what episode would you tell them to start with?

Want to see the healthcare rates for my mom, who is 55 years old and works 2 jobs?


Will Bill O'Rielly drive me crazy on The Daily Show tonight?

Big $$ Men Behind Repub Tea Party Members OWN The House


Call to Action

If you reside in a RED congressional district....

American Exceptionalism on the March

Just Checked my Bank Account NO MILITARY PAY DEPOSITED

The Federal Workers furloughed tomorrow have been furloughed several days this year already

So the GOP has shut the government down...

There's always talk of a revolution

Is The Wire as good as Breaking Bad? Please only

I don't think the military should be getting paid

Do black holes have hair? A new hypothesis on the nature of these celestial bodies

Echoes of Amchitka: The Bomb that Cracked an Island

Current wait screen when trying to apply for insurance...

Tourists to be shut out from national parks, monuments under government shutdown

I hope there's no hurrican anywhere

Government shutdown: Closing national parks could spark public outcry similar to 1995

Thank the Plutocrats and the Supreme Court for this mess

Find something to be happy about today (Tuesday 1 Oct 2013)

Business Insider Mag: Looking like President Obama will have to raise debt limit all by himself


It's 500 dollars - I'll give you 300 - It's 600 dollars...

I can sympathize with House Republicans...

Rachel points out they came to power planning this on behalf of their

Incredible Story of Wacky Judge in Chicago

Man Unfriended After Posting Pics Of Gay Brother’s Wedding – His Amazing Response

:FACEPALM: A Facebook posting by my 25-year-old niece

The Deeply Disturbing Ways the Kochs Are Trying to Convince Us We Don't Want Better Healthcare

Seymour Hersh Says Official Bin Laden Story Is "ONE BIG LIE! NOT A WORD ...

Financial Media Cheering Banksters Will Speed the Next Crisis

Please explain the budget-procedures to a foreigner

'I Worked All Week for Free?': The Horrifying, True Story of $0 Paychecks

Russia Gets Poor Marks for Wellbeing of its Elderly.

Elderly Russians hold a flashmob on Moscow subways to protest the demographic crisis.

Guide to GOP Governance

Two U.S. generals fired after security lapse at Afghan base

Breast cancer 'research gap' warning

One in eight people around the world go hungry, says U.N. report

after the shut-down: the debt ceiling

‘Elect Republicans and they will burn the place down’

why food stamps matter

Why has no one on M$Greedia called Boehner out for referring to

Raleigh News & Observer puts blame on Republicans for the shutdown.

where the G.O.P.s suicide caucus lives

Chaos in Rome: Berlusconi Tricks Spark Fear in Europe

'Last Opportunity': ECB and Politicians at Odds Over Stress Tests

The West Could Easily Fail in Afghanistan

As deadline nears, applications to 9/11 fund soar

SCOTUS’ Decision on Birth Control Benefit Could Affect All Workers’ Rights

pentagon wants more workers exempt from furlough

Pete Gallego (D TX-23) to donate pay to charity during shutdown

My sister and brother in law are two of the federal workers hurt by this shut down.

judge hears claims BP lied to feds about oil spill

Joe Scum's face is very red as he attacks Mica over

In the midst of this shutdown, I am so proud of the President and the Democrats for

NSA Has Built Its Own, Secret, Warrantless, Shadow Social Network, And You've Already Joined It

Just STOP ALL THE CHECKS!!!!!!!!!!! We Don't Need Government.

Morning Joe: what an insufferable boor.

Global study: World not ready for aging population

Democrats Open Big Lead in Generic Ballot

The Teabaggers Show NO Signs Of Caving In Fact They Are Doubling Down And Giddy.

The Only Option Left Is "Boner" Bringing A Clean Bill Passed By Senate To The Floor.

Nasa releases images of new island formed in Pakistan earthquake

I Will Bet A Lot Of GOP Federal Workers Are Blaming Obama

Google homepage has a salute to National Parks

Can butternut squash substitute for pumpkin or sweet potato?

Hansen: POW survivor from WWII wasn't afraid of anything, except 'I do'

Even though I have good healthcare I created an account but could not log in

A question for Republicans

CNN has already started to blame the Affordable Care Act for the shutdown. Illiterate

A World in Which No One is Listening to the Planet’s Sole Superpower

The original Kodak moment: Snapshots taken from the camera that changed photography in 1888.

Toon: The Conservative Health Exchange is open! is jacked up, and that's putting it kindly...

Chance of U.S. government default less than 10 percent, economists say: Reuters poll

Report: Military Lost Control of F-35 Contractors, Errors Abound

Vietnam veterans at risk of being deported

Funny graphic found on fb--Cry baby Republicans

Shutdown Would Cost U.S. Economy $300 Million a Day, IHS Says

Just enrolled in Obama care.

Tuesday Toon Roundup 1- The hostage takers

Tuesday Toon Roundup 2- ACA is here

Target or Not, the NSA is Storing the Metadata of Millions

Tuesday Toon Roundup 3- The Rest

The NSA Deserves a Permanent Shutdown

Dog Befriends Little Boy With Down Syndrome,

More than 50 new laws in NC include abortion, guns, boats

Jon Stewart Shreds GOP Over Obamacare!

Tried to apply for Obamacare - the system is overwhelmed

At The Guardian, Signs That Free Online News Can Pay

Science As Indoctrination: Creationists Sue Kansas For Teaching Evolution, Which Violates Their Free

Oh shit---here comes an Avatar change.

The fact of the matter is-- those who could not get health insurance, now can.

More on the Abenomics Flimflam

Close Ken Cuccinelli Ally: "Screw the stock market" and Shut Down Government!

Snarf---punter ejected.

Both the President and Harry showed great fortitude yesterday ... but

Stress in Midlife Linked to Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

ACA will be open at 9am EST

Exploding Fuel Tankers Driving U.S. Army to Solar Power

7 hours into the Republican Shutdown....

Rachel Maddow: Republicans move to the far right....and still feel safe!

The dimwitted talking heads on cable

Koch Brothers Block Ability of Congress to Fight Climate War

not feeling very optimistic about the American public

Poll Indicates GOP Has Been Deeply Damaged By Shutdown Fight

Obama Appoints Republican to Social Security Advisory Board: Betrayal or Following the Law?

Barbie at 50

Until the 1% is affected by the shutdown, the GOP will not budge

Sweden ranked first for treatment of elderly in UN report

US diplomats expelled from Venezuela for conspiring with 'extreme right'

what does a flame on a thread mean?

North Carolina rejects federal funds for fracking studies

boehner needs to be forced out

If you didn't see it on C-Span it didn't happen

Al Gore: Gutless media caves to climate deniers

Luckovich: Breaking Bad


Secretive Vatican bank takes step to transparency

Pope, in new interview, vows to change Vatican mentality

Was Boehner a bit sloshed, last night, when he gave his little yell?

Uggggghhhhhh Joe Scarbourgho Shut up

How I feel about the shutdown!!

Guardian: "US shutdown: a guide for non-Americans"

The 10 Stealth Economic Trends That Rule the World Today

Bank president's son gets 8 years in prison for fraud

From the Naval Air Station PAX website:

Disturbing Ways the Koch Brothers are Trying to Brainwash You in to Believing that

Poll Shows Major Shift in Identity of U.S. Jews

this sucks! WIC cuts and Head Start grants cut due to shut-down.

Guns for home/self defense and the PA family bloodbath

Resolved - Any Republican who whines about Compromise needs to be punched in the face!

the house of representatives in a picture

GOP Congressman on Government shutdown: “This is my idea of fun”.


Asian-inspired grilled pork chops

93-year-old Man Rides Zip Line

From a friend on Facebook!!!

Contact information for NJ's GOP congressmen

Barilla president apologizes again for anti-gay remarks

Chris Matthews Q&A: The right wants the president’s cojones!

Robert Scheer: The Government Leakers Who Truly Endanger America Will Never Face Prosecution

Cisco CEO John Chambers gets 80% raise

Everyone be sure to let your US Representative know what you think of them closing the govt.


A single-payer system, like Medicare, is the cure for America's ailing healthcare

I've never dropped acid, but if I did, I would like it to look just like this Arcade Fire video.

Memo to Obama: Don’t negotiate with extortionists! - By Robert Reich

17 years ago, in another government shutdown. . .

About those teabaggers in Congress causing all the pain . . . . . . consider this:

Many Federal Websites to be shut down -- including THOMAS

Big news on ABC this morning: Construction Resumes on America's Biggest House

America: Our* electoral apathy from 2010 has just come home to roost.

If It Happened There ... the Government Shutdown

Anyone know if the meat inspectors have been shut down?

Send a message to your House Representative

VA backlog at risk

GOP Staffer on Vitter Amendment: "Congress Literally Threw Staff Under The Bus"

The GOP's shutdown sham

Ted Cruz copies Mich Rep. Peters in donating pay during govt shutdown, Peters responds. Brilliantly.

A second American Civil War? It Ain't gonna happen.

Occupy America!

CBC's Washington correspondent explains the shutdown to Canadians (and he nails it)

Sorry Republicans,

National Park Service destinations in Boston area brace for closures because of federal shutdown

Government shutdown: Congress sputters on CR

Democrats Open Big Lead in Generic Ballot


Ok, my uncle posted this on FB, and I want to refute it

Daily Kos post very negative about ACA rollout.

How the GOP Invented Obamacare...

Ouch: ‘House of Turds’: New York Daily News Cover Skewers Boehner

I called Ted Cruz

First question for any Republican congressperson being interviewed today.

Merck to Fire 8,500 in Strategy Overhaul That Shifts R&D

"Wake Up!" "Use Common Sense!" "Get Your Head Out of Your Ass!"

Happy 55th birthday, NASA! To celebrate, 97 percent of you get an unpaid vacation.

Federal Employee in New Orleans: Shutdown mode is going full blast.

Poll Indicates GOP Has Been Deeply Damaged By Shutdown Fight

Tell WA Senate/House Reps what you think of the Shutdown: List of names/contact #s (D and R)

Security footage shows six police kicking and beating a man before setting a dog on him

Ted Cruz Erupts in Hooters After Expense-Account Master Card Refused

Governmental shutdown in D.C. Mental shutdown at Fox. Please come CAPTION Sean Hannity!!!

Report: Annual NYC inmate cost exceeds four years at Harvard

Norway's Conservatives to form coalition with anti-immigration party

The Republican Party is marginalizing itself to the brink of extinction.

M-13-24 (Federal Shutdown Memo)

Celebrate Hannukah with Hobby Lobby's competitors

This made me feel a whole lot better this morning...

48 Ways a Government Shutdown Will Screw You Over

GOP Congresswoman And Fox News Cheer Government Shutdown

See The World's First Images Of Actual Hydrogen Bonds

Iran rejects Israel spy arrest as 'repetitive scenario'

"I wouldn't have to hit you, if you just gave me your money"

Demand, Refuse, Cry, Stomp, Ruin The Game For Everyone--2 Year Old Behavior or Republican Politics?

President Obama will deliver a statement on #shutdown at 12.25 EDT/18.25. n/t

Slate: Obamacare Exchanges Launch Today, Here's What You Need To Do

World’s first digital laser unveiled in South Africa

"I'm not really dumb, I just think that way." Please come CAPTION Elisabeth Hasselbeck!!!

Props to the Daily News

20-Year Sentence for Self-Defense Warning Shot Granted New Trial

The GOP's Suicide Caucus -- Were They All Tea Party?

Today in Peace & Justice history on October 1, 1964

Darrell Issa: 'Not Funding The Government Is Part Of Funding It'

Bwaa Haa Haa Haa! Nobody's claiming to be a Repub this morning.

Ted Cruz Wants To Replace Obama, Not Obamacare

Gas Industry Pollutes Science

Ted Cruz: People Without Health Insurance Should Get Jobs

Chickenshit Dick Durbin has already decided to cave.

Heavy traffic hits health care exchange websites on first day

The essence of the Republican threat--

The Rut We Can’t Get Out Of

My wife just sent me an email on her way to work...

Jailed Belarusians, Malala, Snowden shortlisted for Sakharov prize

YOSEMITE: As government shuts down, Google marks anniversary of national park you suddenly cannot se

Happy Birthday, President Carter

I'm Now Thinking About All Those School Children On A Class Trip To Wash D.C. Today And....

"BOTH sides are at fault here" is what they're saying...and it isn't fucking true

Anthony Bourdain attacks NM 'Frito pie' dish

123rd anniversary of Yosemite National Park!

Obama: 'I Shouldn't Have To Offer Anything' To GOP

L.A. Unified takes back iPads as $1-billion plan hits hurdles

10 states where Obamacare wipes out existing healthcare plans?

Has anyone seen a site that is keeping

'House Of Turds': NY Daily News Mocks Boehner As Shutdown Arrives (PHOTO)

Reuters banner: Senate votes to kill House Republicans' request for formal negotiations...

Happy Birthday to Ya !!!

"I never knew anything I didn't already know!" Please come CAPTION Brit Hume!!

Canadian radio host: Richard Dawkins would be the first atheist pope

Senate rejects House Republicans' conference demands

Please help jar my memory

Does anyone have a reliable source for the story

Trains Runs Over Couple Having Sex On Railroad Tracks In Ukraine

The Repub call for conference meeting is manipulative political game.

How Promotion of Religious Freedom Can Help Prevent Extreme Violence

Personal impact of government shutdown on DU.

U.S. judge rejects government bid to kill 'Fast and Furious' suit

Fresh violence in Rakhine state as Burma leader visits

Rachel Maddow: 'Elect Republicans and They Will Burn the Place Down'

Message from the President to U.S. Government Employees

Boehners head is on a platter with healthcare ceos, koch brothers and teapublicans.

Bode Miller rails anti-gay law

Electric fish may have switched from AC to DC

Question regarding Debt Ceiling

Can you see it?

Thief claims underwear selection was not to his ‘liking’ in 1 of 7 panty raids

Footage Showing ISIL Terrorists Vandalizing the Church of the Lady of the Annunciation in al-Raqqa

Kepler-7b: Astronomers Create Cloud Map of Jupiter-Like Exoplanet

Well played, Google!

Fredericksburg students crown a friend with Down syndrome

Report: Polticians Reconsider Fundraisers After Shutdown

Obamacare launch hits early hitch as online traffic snarls up sites

Just Heard That Boehner Is In A Position To Lose His Job As Speaker No Matter What Happens.....

Congress officially jumped the shark last night.

The Moral of Breaking Bad?

The Moral of Breaking Bad? (cross-posted from GD -- "Caution... Here There Be Monsters)

Thank gawd I don't work for the man downstairs.

Ann Wagoner --

I have an Idea I want to be a law.

Bubble Trouble: Record Junk Bond Issuance, A Barrage Of IPOs, “Out Of Whack” Valuations, And Grim ..

So, the 14th Amendment, the trillion dollar coin - any word from the White House as to why not?

The nine most painful impacts of a government shutdown

Why the US Mortgage Market Will Remain Heavily Dependent on Government Support

If you had the two free year extension of iCloud, it stopped today, and you may have glitches...

WTF? Nine Democrats who voted for the shutdown?

Hollywood couple stopped by police, say they were racially profiled

Good vibes needed for Fed contractors

Edward Snowden shortlisted for EU's Sakharov prize

Today is the day to ignore Chuckie Todd and other 24/7 media minions

fed shutdown blocks access to grand canyon

Health Exchanges Open for Business

So the answer is privatize everything?

Just got an e-mail from my husband's employer regarding retiree health benefits:


GOP staff: Our bosses 'threw staff under the bus'

54 Health Plans on the Texas Healthcare Exchange system. Average rate lower than other states.

I think my mother finally gets it!

Assholes in asshole land conspire to crash

Photos/Interview: Arresting Images Capture Afghan Women 'Between Peace and War'

Sebelius says Texas losing $79 billion by rejecting Medicaid expansion

i have been on du for a really really long time.

fwiw, Fed Govt is paying pensions


Nominee for energy regulatory post withdraws

Polling numbers are a disaster for republicans

Jan Brewer Unsure If Grand Canyon Is A Shutdown 'Priority' For Arizona...

Fully-Furnished Fake Houses in UK Run Solely to Trap Burglars

The Fundraising Message That Ate America

Pic of the Moment: What does this Government Shutdown Mean?


Dude loses his sh*t on customer service call

Today's Theist News

has everyone seen the google doodle for today? 123d anniversary of yosemite national park

Republicans have "compromised" on nothing.

Boner should use this chance to go into rehab.

Rhino poaching hits new record in South Africa

US News ( poll needs DUing

There's something about this shutdown that reminds me of the last one...

A failure for the ages (Boehner)

One good things that's already come out of this Republican Government Shutdown

Jimmy Kimmel asks which is better, ACA or Obamacare?

Keep Farmland for Farmers

The GOP Might Lose the Shutdown Battle, but It's Already Won the Spending War

Can people check in when they have registered and let us know what they will be paying?

Closed due to incompetent management

"Baby Blue" - Breaking Seriously Bad

LOL. Evidence the righties are shitting themselves.

U.S. justices to hear case on whether severance can be taxed

So no one at Boehner's office seems to be answering the phones

Breaking: Tea Party still hears voices and sees black helicopters despite government shutdown.

For working Americans, the government closed in 1981.

What does YOUR rep/senator write re: constituent services?

You press the button, we do the rest!

Can Obama decide to shutdown FAA if he wants to ?

Battles Without End‘Thank You for Your Service,’ by David Finkel

DNC Launches Shutdown Clock Site

Vermont is fortunate indeed!!

Close Berlusconi allies defy him over confidence vote

Just had a run-in with a TeaBagger...

Employer Fraud Costs Workers

Free Classes for Furloughed Workers

Carl Sagan:

Keep cool

“The revolution and women’s liberation go together.

How a shutdown anywhere else would be reported

Just for One Night, I wish this were my house -

"Obamacare off to rocky start".

Pakistan quake highlights Balochistan ethnic fractures

Drugs Explained

The Government shutdown: Colorado National Guardsmen in danger of losing funding

Board of Visitors selection linked to political donations

Close Berlusconi allies defy him over confidence vote

Anybody here see the

Haydn Miracle Symphony

Longmont Mom Leading Effort For New Personhood Law

ACA: I've tried 2 browsers and still can't see the security questions on the

Poll: American Jews identifying as more cultural, less religious

I'd call the "guy with hair" an entitled, narcissistic, sociopath

If you're not signing up for an exchange, STAY OFF this week.

Shutdown question - Veterans' pensions being paid?

Peter King: I Did My Best to Fight the Cruz Crazies

What we don't know can't totally wipe out all life on earth . . . can it?

Pic Of The Moment: Who's To Blame For The Shutdown? Just Look Who's Cheering For It...

Why couldn't the American people sue the government

Mission accomplished: The tea party shutdown

Has a minister ever been charged with advocating treason?

Bernie discusses the government shutdown on MSNBC

Upper West Side stabbing along Hudson leaves 5 hurt

Guys, you want a cool tie that will always get compliments

The Theology of Government Shutdown: Christian Dominionism

Summer's gone and Autumn has arrived and along with that a great longing ...

john boehner+luke a nephew?

Americans by 72% Oppose Shutdown Tied to Health Care Cuts

SHUTDOWN QUESTIONS? Link - Individual Agency Contingency Plans:

Q-Poll shows GOP/Tea Party hurting from the shutdown.

Heckuva Job, Wacko Birds: You’ve Shut Down the U.S. Government

Chicago's Legendary Doctor Quentin Young Subject of Documentary!

Shutdown Confrontation May Rob Momentum From Debt Debate

The silver lining, the glass half full on the govt. shut down if you can call it

House of What?

Chicago's Legendary Doctor Quentin Young Subject of Documentary!

Oh Noes!!

Shutdown Will Cost U.S. Economy $300 Million a Day, IHS Says

Want to vent about the government shutdown?

It's now Democrats' turn to be pissed

Reid just disemboweled John Boehner, not stopping there.

Congress Extends Visas for Iraqis Who Aided US.

Ed Schultz is right: It's CITIZENS UNITED!!! plain and simple

Can't concentrate on Netanyaho's speech

where is Kali? where is ohiosmith? where is Sekhmet's Daughter? where is Moondog?

what did one brick say to the rest of the bricks?

Even a broken clock can be right 50 times a day. Depends on how you break it. Come CAPTION Newt!!!!

Remember, you have several months to enroll in Obamacare - it's not just today

Think of this as The Alamo for the Tea Party.....

World War II veterans knock down police barriers to attend memorial on the National Mall

You know those Blue Dog democrats everyone hated?

September Manufacturing Activity Highest Since April 2011: ISM

Are there any Elder Statesman In the GOP?

heads up - Obama live on TV in a few minutes time.

I'm at the RMV ask me anything...

What am I doing wrong?

Ted Cruz Wants To Replace Obama, Not Obamacare

September Auto Sales: Ford, Chrysler Up, But GM, Toyota Sales Fall

Greatest Generation Storms Shutdown Memorial Gates

Was the ACA Vote a bipartisan one?

The Weeping Cheeto...

Anyone know...can you still GET IN to National Parks?

Sysco Under USDA Investigation For Horrifying Food Storage Practices

Greece v. Galloway: Why We Should Care About Legislative Prayer

Assad Will Remain In Office And May Run For Re-Election, Syrian Official Says

Dominion Power Dir. of Media Relations on Gov. Shutdown: "Lock the door and throw away the key"

My son's best friend's brother just died of an overdose

From a friend of mine in Maryland. Vets take over WWII memorial

About the 1995 shutdown. Newt Gingrich Crybaby.

Jon Stewart Quote Suitable For Your Facebook Status

GOP braces for shutdown fallout

My hometown US Rep was on FIRE last night ! Woo-hoo !

MSNBC: "Up Late With Alec Baldwin". Premiering soon. I might really enjoy that.

small pleasures

Science and the shutdown

400,000 new Illinois Gun owners in 2 years

Alex Wagner has Chris Matthews on. They were showing photos of Chris as a very young man. They

It's a great day for hockey!!

Roma families traded women on the strength of their stealing skill

Message from the President to US Government Employees

Breaking: Federal Judge Orders Immediate Release of Herman Wallace, Held in Solitary For 40+ Years

Up Late With Alec Baldwin commercial with Ed Schultz

Update on the bikers who terrorized a New York City Family.


Democrats Open Big Lead in Generic Ballot

The Senate has voted on all House Bills, the House refuses to consider Senate Bills

paleoposting - two videos on ealy hominid stuff

A sobering thought

Knowledge Is Necessity: The Smart Idiot Effect: Why You Can't Reason With Republicans

Millions Flee Obamacare

Furlough Freebies: Food, drinks and more


Nearly 1,000 Iraqis Killed In September, 1 Of Highest Monthly Death Tolls In Years, UN Says

Everyone deserves to be happy...

What part of "Our goal is to shrink government to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub."

Hey teabaggers...

The Reign Of Morons Is Here

Well, Etsy just jumped

The Rude Pundit - In Brief: Shutdown Polls That Prove We're Really Not That Insane

Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius: Crafting a Dangerous Precedent

Prez to furloughed: "Politicians have treated you like a punching bag_ None of this is fair to you."

Rep. James Moran puts it simply

It Increasingly Looks Like Obama Will Have To Raise The Debt Ceiling All By Himself

I just fought off a migraine, ask me anything!

Pres Obama: House GOP Faces Irony That They've Shut Down The Govt, But ACA "Still Open For Business"

Gah! When did Mark Halperin sneak back onto MSNBC?

andrea mitchell seems perplexed that the President blamed republicans

High Demand and Technical Snags Slow Debut of Insurance Marketplaces.

Obama blasts ‘Republican shutdown,’ defends Obamacare

Col. Morris Davis tweet

"America roamed by angry white dudes for whom firearms are a prop for lost power"

POTUS just spanked Boner and the repukes on national TV...

Mad props to the President! (now with link to speech) tweet on U.S. manufacturing expands at fastest pace since April 2011

Sock it to them, Prez! Sock it to them! (in my favorite old school voice)

The nut doesn't fall far from the tree (Cruz Sr. again)

Obama to Republican Congress: Pay Up, Deadbeats

Should NJ DU'ers meet face to face?

Effect on government services

Beatriz survived her pregnancy, but at what cost?

The Senate Continuing Resolution Is ALREADY a Compromise

I'm hearing lots of Blue Cross Blue Shield radio ads today.

Grandmothers of Invention - Amazing In Concert!


Life is all about ass

Thanks, Obama... I can't believe he vetoed that continuing resolution that reached his desk!!!

Republicans Lash Out At Media Coverage Of Shutdown

Is this a fraudulent website intended to draw people away from the REAL

Planned Parenthood challenges ban on abortions via Internet in Iowa

Poll: Only 1 In 8 Americans Know Obamacare Sign-Up Starts Today

People With Disabilities Storm House Building, Demand Boehner Leave Obamacare Alone

George Takei tweets about the shutdown:

You wonder why Ted Cruz is such a dick?

Thank gawd I don't work for the Man Upstairs.

Alex Pareene (Salon): Blame the Constitution for this mess

I just voted For Letitia James for Public Advocate. I was voter number 9 at 1:30. Sad.

Good advice for those signing up for the ACA

Five reasons Americans already love ObamaCare — plus one reason why they’re gonna love it even more

OK, so I've come across some REALLY THICK pork chops

Speaker Cruz: Boehner to implement Cruz's government funding strategy

TBogg is back!

Report from Canada Echoes U.S. Finding: Outdoor Cats Leading Human-Caused Source of Bird Mortality

18 GOP lawmakers pushed for United Sportsmen to get grant

What are all the latest House GOP demands (besides and including defunding Obamacare)?

Disciplined Politics (frustrating, but probably more effective)

Millions Flee Obamacare. Oh, the humanity...

House To Pass Bills To Reopen National Parks, VA, District of Columbia Government

Call the House of Representatives now!

World's smallest Penis contest

Ted Cruz’s dad rips RINOs, Obamacare

Supreme Court to Decide if Anonymous Tip is Enough for Traffic Stop

Find your State's Health Insurance Exchange

What a difference 17 years makes

Raw Story: Arizona Gov. Brewer not sure if Grand Canyon is a ‘priority’ for the Grand Canyon state

Republican/Libertarian/TeaParty/Conservatives just achieved their wet dream

NY State's Health Exchange has been Overwhelmed


FULL TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s Oct. 1 remarks on the government shutdown and Obamacare

When can I start saying.."Thats enough of this already"

Fake Jerry Jones Week 4 Recap with Jerry Jr.

8-year-old suspended from Florida school for using fingers as gun during game

Josh Freeman situation somehow gets worse; QB fires back after report he’s in NFL drug program

Yet another new low for republicans

Air Force Academy game at Navy canceled because of government shutdown

Democrats Divulge Emails With Boehner Staff as Shutdown Fight Gets Personal

Proof the Shutdown is hurting some Republicans

Dumb question:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Is The U.S. City With The Highest Concentration Of Gay Couples

Clusterfuck alert: Ted Cruz rules Republicans' shutdown world

Glenn Greenwald is taking questions on reddit

Curiosity Gets Put to Sleep.

Jellyfish wave shuts down Swedish nuke reactor

Remember when Republicans were worried about ‘economic uncertainty’?

Some good news from Family Venation

A friend on Facebook loves to rant about Obama

Toon: Tea Party explains why its worth shutting down the government in order to stop Obamacare

Occupy Congress.

Troop of Walruses 10,000 Strong Hauls Ashore in Alaska

The difference between Democrats and Republicans in one image, on one day

Looks like the GOP is caving on the shutdown...

Teabaggers flee Obamacare

Roger Simon on MSNBC: John Boehner is a decent man, but not a strong man

Through the rabbit hole

NYPD: One Arrested, More Sought In Motorcycle Swarm Assault

VIDEO: Obama SPANKED the GOP today! Wow!

Verizon VS Net Neutrality - Tim Karr Discusses

Where the heck did "Pox on both your houses" come from?

There is no Tea Party!

Fox News? - Five reasons Americans already love ObamaCare

Toon: That wasn't so bad...After a few attempts, I got through!

I always hear "blame for this shutdown is not just on republicans


GREAT NEWS! NBC's "Big Game Hunt" show has been CANCELLED!!

Justin Beiber opts NOT to climb the steps up to the Great Wall of China.

Alright, who the heck designed the site?

The frauds on the Hill target Obama

Statewide gun buyback program

New York's marketplace overwhelmed by 2 million visitors

Michele Bachmann: Obama is peddling ‘crack cocaine’ health care

The Sex Jihad That Never Happened

Carney: Piecemeal Approach (Ted Cruz plan) To Funding Government Not 'Serious'

The Furloughed

New... The Walking Dead webisodes - The Oath - Parts 1,2 and 3

Tweety did it AGAIN!!!

No guns at Duke

In honor of Sheriff Obama I watched Blazing Saddles again last night

The Democratic Party/ Progressives

How important is control of state legislatures?

Season 3 of 'The Walking Dead' now on Netflix Streaming

Air Force vs. Navy Faces Possible Postponement Due to Government Shutdown

Congressional Republicans debate empty chairs, lose

Bernie Sanders - Today it's the Affordable Care Act, tomorrow Social Security and the next day...

Letter From Elizabeth Warren,

City Unveils Campaign to Improve Girls’ Self-Esteem


Bellevue School Teacher Fired For Being Drunk At Work Sues For Wrongful Termination

What perks are given John Boehner as speaker of the house? Is there a monetary

Government shutdown threatens romantic wedding by the Jefferson Memorial

Dumb Criminals: Man With Last Name Fudge Accused Of Robbing Cold Stone Creamery

They fight because they know they are losing...

Unbelievable: Fox News Propagandists now referring to shutdown as "Slimdown"

Thom Hartmann: The GOP Anarchists are Running the Show

Jonathan Karl presses WH spokesman on Obama "responsibility" for shutdown

The shut down seems to have distracted the media from making a huge deal out of the minor glitches

Some members of Wash. delegation to forgo pay

Thom Hartmann: Congress - The Nation's Largest Daycare Center

The dead outnumber the living.

All Dallas ISD students will now get free breakfast and lunch

So single payer was nixed by the powers that be, Dems stayed home in 2010...

I'm kind of depressed, ok, pretty down. My update.

Paul Ryan vows to crash the economy unless Obama adopts the Romney/Ryan economic plan

Bravo Pat Murphy ... BRAVO

Cancervative site says shutdown hurting repigs.

Michael Brown's divorce trial sidelined by bankruptcy case

The Taliban doesn't have to destroy America; the GOP is doing it for them....

The Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare.. is the LAW

Fox News Poaches George Will from ABC


Boy suspended after using finger as pretend gun

GOP Tactics A Sample Of What GOP One Party Rule Would Be Like

Witness: Mississippi Congressman 'Opened The Barricade' To Closed WWII Memorial

You want to find "blame" for the shutdown?

I think I used too much yeast.

Front Page NY Daily News: HOUSE OF TURDS

Crystal Sugar pays off $46.6 million government loan with sugar

Palo Alto, home to Tesla Motors, will require every new home to come pre-wired for electric vehicles

Torture 'widespread' in Libyan jails - UN report

Krugman: Good Glitches

Looks Like GOP Determined To Pass NO FUNDING OF ANY Kind Until Obamacare Is Gone

Osmo Vanska resigned

Front Page Headlines on Shutdown

The New Republican Strategy ?

If This Situation Is Not A Political Civil War I Do Not Know What Is

It is to laugh.

How could anyone still think the GOP cares about the American people?

Please DU this C-Span Poll

Lost in the Shutdown Frenzy in one important point...

Who else is mad as hell that 49 assholes from gerrymandered districts have shut down the government?

The Sequester, so bad it won't come to pass...happened, Shutdown, same..happened

Limbaugh claims that ACORN has been given $ to be "Assisters" for Obamacare

Saw an ad for Alec Baldwin show on MSNBC

Tea Party on Line 1

The government shutdown has even screwed up the KKK's plans

A sobering thought

Fox News Poaches George Will

The real story of the shutdown: 50 years of GOP race-baiting

What is everyone hearing from their Republican friend and family?

Just Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day

The difference between Democrats and Republicans in one image, on one day

Terrell Suggs: Goodell behind Super Bowl blackout

Boehner Pens USA Today Op-Ed: 'Obama Owns This Shutdown'

Fox News’ Kilmeade slams GOP for shutdown: ’8 million more people voted for’ Obamacare

KKK Rally in Pennsylvania Becomes Casualty of Government Shutdown!!!!

Grayson blames shutdown on GOP literally drinking on the job

Is the insurance marketplace website down? I can't register...

Charles Pierce's Xlnt Rant: "The Reign Of Morons Is Here"

"Most media coverage focused on Cuccinelli's tongue-tied difficulty to distance himsef from Cruz."

Beware of healthcare.COM ??

GOP Has Declared War On The American People. How Are They Any Different Than Bin Laden.

Head Start Preschoolers Told To Stay Home Due To Gov't Shutdown


George Will is off to Fox News. Big surprise...LOL..

Musk: SpaceX Now Has “All the Pieces” For Truly Reusable Rockets

The numbers are coming in and the ACA will be a success

LOL! Boehner:

"There's Nothing "Partisan" About Trashing the Selfish Extremists Who Just Shut Down Our Government"

I think the GOP needs a collective nap

I see tennis in his future.

KRUGMAN: Pay NO Attention To "The Kamikaze Kongress"

This is a democracy (e-mail from Senator Elizabeth Warren)

Beautiful Richard Dawkins quotes

"(Wing-nuts) would rather burn this country to the ground than share it with you people"

Update: 27 lawmakers say they will refuse their pay during the shutdown -

Grayson blames shutdown on GOP literally drinking on the job "Many of them seem loaded,"

Martin Bashir and guests are really ripping the GOP for the shutdown!

What are some early signs of Alzheimers'?

Ex-Patriots Star Brian Holloway Neighbors Call B.S. On House-Trashing

The Economics and Politics of Chaos - By Paul Krugman

Sam-I-Am wants his apology next

John Boehner Presents: Wrecking Ball (he "stars" in Miley Cyrus' video)

So batshit crazy Michelle Bachmann told the Veterans that she'd do what she

Obamacare Enrollment Is Beating Expectations

As red states push for more restrictions, California expands access to abortions

poll for IT people about performance of

It really has come to this. Fast food in cups.

I wonder what number of concurrent users were on

Piecemeal Funding Is A Ploy To Shut Down Agencies You Do Not Like

IRS: Government Shutdown Means No Tax Refunds

Is it the people's job to want to vote for a Party, or

Silver Linings

Government shutdowns under Democrats.

Money for nothing: Government shutdown costs $12.5 million per hour

I am a casualty of our health care system....on this day I SALUTE OBAMACARE!!!

Study: Cancer Rising Among Officers Who Responded To WTC Site

Old Portraits of Jews, ca. 1870-1925

Did someone just call Cruz an a-hole

Finally, a social security reform that will work.....

Just how will the tea baggers really feel any consequences of the shut down?

Video: Obama on GOP critics: They won't call it Obamacare once they realizes it works

Obama Nominee Withdraws From Consideration for FERC

If Sabotage of the US Economy Is Terrorism, Send the House GOP to Guantanamo

Carney: Obama Could ‘Play the GOP Game’ and Attach Gun Control to Budget, But He Won’t

Today I passed the exam to be a Certified Application Counselor for ACA

My employer pays $12,000 a year for my family's health insurance; on exchange, it's $4,634

Duke University opts out of N.C. law permitting handguns on college campuses, bars

Photoshop idea

Dick Cheney cancels speaking engagement in Canada (too dangerous, apparently)

this is sad

Figuring income for the Affordable Care Act

Septic Tank Layering and the Congress

IT'S A TRAP!: This is all a tactic to get Democrats to blink first

SEC West clash: Alabama vs. Mississipi State

America was not shut down properly.


I stole this

Any bets that Israel will dump Bibi

Prof. Björn Brembs: Free Will as an Evolved Brain Function

Meteorologist vows never to fly again after seeing latest climate report

Oh Noes!!!!!!........ KKK rally closed because of gov. shutdown...

Ron Fournier explains how it's both sides' fault

Happy Birthday Albert Collins

You still have to 9 PM to vote in the Public Advocate primary runoff.

"I'm not gonna negotiate!"

I'm going out on a limb here.

I wish people on our side STOP calling the Affordable Healthcare a BILL!!!!

Ok, folks, let's call a spade a spade

If the moderate republicans had any sense they would. LEAVE the party

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Greenwald: Approve or Disapprove?

Republicans Aren’t Hostage Takers, They’re Political Terrorists


Terrorist to building owner: "I'll blow up the whole block

I should have bet money on Newt Gingrich.

Japanese couple's honeymoon canceled, Grand Canyon National Park Closed

Has anybody actually been able to sign up for an account with

Cecile Richards is on Ed Shultz discussing the Health Care Law

Definition of TERRORISM:

A younger John Boehner during shutdown 1995, with coal for Bill Clinton

Hecklers Interrupt House GOP Presser: 'You Guys Are Worthless' - video link

The last time the rethugs made a big mistake, they unleashed Sarah Palin

DU has become a "warroom" for the Democratic Party...

why not roll out the

Margaret and Helen are back

GOP states offer little help on buying insurance

The Government is Shut Down. What Now?

"You only had one job to do.."

Old Portraits of Jews, ca. 1870-1925

So what do you think happens next to the Republican party?

If nobody wants Obamacare why are the exchange sites overloaded?

How bad is the Repug party?

Govt. shutdown extra tough on the District of Columbia

Republicans who are shutting down the government would rather watch you die than see you get

These Worthless Assholes are Still getting paid today..

Oath Keepers is Going “Operational” by Forming Special “Civilization Preservation” Teams

Meteorologist vows never to fly again after seeing latest climate report

My Congresscritter Pete Olson is an idiot

I hate to say this but part of this is the Presidents fault

Man Spontaneously Combusts - And Lives To Tell About It

The Flask Tie. Great for football games.

Repuke death panels: Kids with cancer shut out of NIH clinical trials

FDA will not process new drug or biologic applications or new device submissions.

Don't Expect the Government Shutdown to End Soon

Terror Alert!

Did the house ever send back the bill funding the fun things like nat'l parks and the panda cam?

Money for nothing: Government shutdown costs $12.5 million per hour

Fundamental Fight

The Michigan Marijuana Tour/Hello, cannabis lovers...........

I call on all Congressmen and Senators to donate their paychecks to the Combined Federal Campaign

Veterans storm WWII memorial!

I know you guys will understand...

Guardian UK: GOP DWI?

Alan Grayson: Republicans are rejecting Obamacare out of drunken anger

Ind. doctor arrested after road rage incident involving a gun

Reid: House GOP's New Plan 'Just Another Wacky Idea'

Some images taken with an iPhone 5s

Conservative Group Airing Ads On Government Shutdown

WAR and the Government Shutdown

Images I took with an iPhone 5s

Cracks emerge in House GOP on shutdown strategy

How to prove that you're not a sexist patriarchal asshole....

Money for nothing: Government shutdown costs $12.5 million per hour

"We have elected an ungovernable collection of snake-handlers, Bible-bangers, ignorami, bagmen ..."

Free subscription to Maxim magazine

The past and the present (courtesy of NY Daily News)

What was your happiest moment so far today ?

Netanyahu Warns Iran’s Leader Is A ‘Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’

The Difference Between Democrats And Repulicans In One Image

'UnskewedPolls' Founder: Barack Obama Is 'Actually' Gay

J Street, Israeli Left Blast Netanyahu Speech

Fox News Website Trumpets Government 'Slimdown,' Not Shutdown

Max 20-year sentence for drunken driver who hit, killed traveler at 98 mph

Signing up for Obamacare: ‘It will save me over $6,000. For that, I would have waited all day.’

Favorite scene from StarGate Atlantis..


Spotted outside John Boehner's office. Maybe this time he'll listen?

Shut Down Headline Couldn't Be Any More Appropriate


For a program that teabaggers said "SUCKS" there is a lot of activity on the AHC site

Obamacare In Action!

Tweets on the number of hits the health care sites are getting...

Edward Snowden Nominated For Prominent European Human Rights Prize

Bernie Sanders: "I'm an advocate of a single-payer national health care system, but it never occurre

New poll shows Booker lead shrinking in N.J. Senate race

Someone we loved is smiling down today...

Obama Would Veto House Republican 'Piecemeal' Spending Bills - White House

"Just heard a woman on the radio...."

Websites are slowed as 40 Million uninsured turn to Insurance exchanges to get health care.

Al Sharpton is ON FIRE on MSNBC tonight.

Damn it to hell. New website off to a bumpy start.. bad planning?

A Republican Hostage Speaks. Your Grand Old Party is Over.

No One Is Buckling On The Affordable Care Act

"We're going to strangle the spending"

What happened to ohiosmith?

U.S. judge rejects bids to halt enforcement of Maryland gun law

Kaitlyn Hunt offered another plea deal

Hecklers Interrupt House GOP Presser: ‘You Guys Are Worthless’

OBAMACARE DAY ONE: My hideous experience

The racism is seeping out, the seep getting strong, a trickle, a stream, a torrent . . .

U.S. expects to fix Obamacare Internet problems within 'hours'

Rant: Fuck the Tea Baggers and the GOP in general!

Here's an analogy to toss back to any right wingnut saying the shutdown is the Dems' fault....

Judge sentences murderer to 53 years to life in prison, then presides over his wedding (and she even

Gawker’s “Privilege Tournament” is all about white anger

Tweet: Chuckle: Tea/GOP party celebrating having problems today

DaVinci FAIL

Detroit signs deal to lease Belle Isle to state

Rep. Alan Grayson was absolutely right.

Due West: Black Clouds on the Horizon for Russia and Its Neighbors

Nancy Pelosi tweet

BOR: IF Wendy Davis Is In, It's Because She Can Win

Tea Party slogan, 2020: Keep your government hands off my Obamacare!

From Huffington Post - 12 GOP jumping ship - will vote to fund government

Blame the Constitution for this mess

dOESN';T SAY boo ABOUT BOMBING sYRIA, sHUTS fucker down OVER ACCESSIBle insurance for us?

At what point will PBO declare an national emergency...

Fugg You Tweety - not one part of Obamacare is going to be offered

Now we know why the Gingerbread Man ran away

Head Start Shut Down By Government Shutdown

The republicans tried and tried to the last minute to kill Obamacare, even

GOP Mission Accomplished: Shutdown Blocks Kids With Cancer From Clinical Trials

God fucking dammit, second call of the night, and its a guy whose prescription benefits ran out...

The tea(bag) leaves tell all...Faux knows they are loosing this battle...

Chris Mathews had a good line this morning...


So this tin-horn Joe McCarthy has managed to single-handedly stop the USA in its tracks?

"Being a woman will no longer be considered a pre-existing condition"

Hecklers Interrupt House GOP Presser: "You Guys Are Worthless"

Frankly I am proud to be on the front lines in this fight. As a Furloughed Federal Worker (F.F.W)

Look what happens when two Republican Congress Critters are asked to give up their salary....

Krugman: The 1 percent has created a monster

We'll miss you David Nalbandian -

As Obamacare Sign Up Begins Tea Partiers Are Fighting A Battle They’ve Already Lost

Giants in the Earth

Anybody have Medicare Advantage?

Watch out for snakes. Seriously. Copperheads.

CNBC's John Harwood will interview President Obama tomorrow at 4pm ET.

Fascinating: Bohemian Gravity (Using Bohemian Rhapsody to Explain String Theory)

The Nightly News was very even handed.

Fascinating: Bohemian Gravity (Using Bohemian Rhapsody to Explain String Theory)

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