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Archives: October 10, 2013

The man who set himself on fire

US Scientists Are Leaving The Country And Taking The Innovation Economy With Them

Good Editorial from Kirk Watson of Medicaid Expansion in Texas

Brown signs bill to let nurse-practitioners, others perform abortions

Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?

YO BOEHNER = Sign the petition: Don't shut down shelters and rape crisis centers

Anderson Cooper 360, lots of bi-partisan talks going on in congress.

Being a decent and honest Canadian means never having to say you're Tory

One piece of advice to the GOP hostage takers-

Obama disappointed all House Republicans not attending Thursday meeting

The ancient sources of Monty Python's "Life of Brian" (just for fun)

The Perfect Metaphor for the Shutdown - Not a Game: The Government Shutdown Home Game

Malala Yousafzai amazing answer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart leaving him speechless.

"Shutdown closes tap on new beers"

As the kiddies say "it's trending" #LikedMoreThanTheGOP

Boredom Among Atheists

School Silences 14-Year-Old Autistic Student From Questioning Treatment

Republicans are getting desperate

How bizarre...

A couple from this month so far.

Nova Scotia campaign possible template for 2015 federal vote: Hébert

Either Britain's Telegraph got this really really wrong --

Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia Has Been Under Construction Since 1882 — Here's What It Will Look Lik

No way to treat a lady? No way to treat anybody.

Stupid Criminals of the week

Interview coming up. Good vibes needed.

Florida woman Stabbed Boyfriend In The Eye Over Sex Refusal, Police Say

911 call leads to anti-French verbal abuse in Manor, Sask.

NSA Computer Spending vs Obamacare Computer Spending....

Census protester Audrey Tobias acquitted of not filing form

“Alarming” mass die-off of starfish in areas along Canada’s Pacific coast — “They’ve disintegrated,

Chris Hayes is doing just what we wanted

Undercover Cop in SUV beating tried to Infiltrate Occupy Movement

The Kochs Can't Control the Monster They Created

Uh Oh. Will El Supremo have to change his avatar tonight?

Can debt catalyse the next global rebellion? An interview with David Graeber Problems Caused By Offshoring Done By Sloppy Contractor

Mandatory Wednesday Malloy Truthseeker Check In!! Church Night!! Sacrilicious

"Set 'em up, boys!"

A Close Look at the Toby Jug Nebula (Beautiful space pic)

Its not "Dems don't want to negotiate", its "we don't want to RE negotiate"

Law of unintended consequences -- friends who work for the govn't are looking for other jobs

Update on my Dachshund, Heidi....

D.C. fails to pay Metro; funds held up due to shutdown

When a dog scoots, it doesn't always require a visit to the vet.

What I'm talking about..

Ethical Separtists

Don't call them teabaggers, call them Banana Republicans

Govt. mandated penis measurements not affected by shutdown!

Too much misinformation!!!

'Professor Sharpton' Gives GOP a Civics Lesson: 'Did You Think We’d Ignore Your Failing Grades?'

My wife is about ready to throw out the computer! Signing up to Obama care/ACA has just made

How Does ACA’s First Week Compare to Medicare Part D’s?

Professor Richard Wolff: Global Capitalism October 2013 Monthly Update

Petition to have Republicans arrested for sedition

Million American Jobs Project

Fidelity has sold all of its short term T-Bills

To Help During Shutdown, Man Mows Lawn Around Lincoln Memorial

This picture needs to make the pic of the moment

I will believe Republicans are serious about the debt

How does a nine year old kid

Are Americans dumb? No, it's the inequality, stupid

What The World Is Saying About Shutdown | Top 5 Things to Know

Tea Party's shutdown lunacy: Avenging the surrendor of the south

Head of a Young Man.

Why not defund Medicare Part D instead?

Damn it

can someone explain to me, is there a 2-3% tax on the sale of the house to fund the ACA. UPDATE

Under ACA some premiums will triple and some will be cut by 10 times.

Solution to BDS Movement May Come from China

These last few days I need an hour of Lounge to keep me going

I'm Sick of the Michelle Duggar Posts Trashing a Woman for the Children she Produces!

Iranian Foreign Minister calls Americans ‘nice, peace-loving, generous people’

BOTH sides are at fault - the tea party AND the GOP!

RBG !!!

Overpass Illusion and Other Murals by Dasic

If Boehner needs to save face, here's a compromise we can make...

Ignore the Spin: This Debt Ceiling Crisis is Not Politics as Usual

Mauna Kea Heavens Timelapse

Pres. Obama Introduces the New Fed Chair Nominee, Janet Yellen~ Pic & Vid

The Last Blood Libel Trial

3-star admiral fired as No. 2 nuclear commander

I just spent the last three plus hours in right wing Hell.

Anyone watching AHS:Coven? (SPOILERS)

USDA may close 3 California poultry plants in salmonella outbreak

IRV poll I created for the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination - Poll #2

AP Sources: GOP weighs short-term debt limit hike

Hello, I'm M.G.

GNU Make 4.0 Brings New Features, Extends With Guile

George Will compares the ACA to the Fugitive Slave Act

Sphincter of the House

Ann Coulter on Yahoo, Democrats to America we own the Government.

Want To Boycott Koch Brothers' Products While Shopping? There's An App For That

Disney stock certificates off to Never Never Land

New Jersey U.S. Senate Final Debate: Steve Lonegan vs Cory Booker (10/9/2013)

104 Republicans Who Are In Congress Today Voted To Increase The Debt Ceiling Under Bush...

Totally stoked! The ACA rocks! I got my identity verified without having to deal with Experian!

I feel like a dork for asking, but didn't we have a default situation some years ago?

Ohio's GOP Governor May Adopt Obamacare Via Executive Order

Bachmann Reacts to Miley Cyrus’ SNL Impersonation: ‘I’ve Never Done Twerking in My Life’“

Tammy Duckworth Reunited With Army Medic Who Saved Her Life

I also agree with grantcart


Time for MAIDs to clean house!

The ADK's are calling...

Back Door Secession

Gov't shutdown pickup lines... lets have them

Bernie Sanders Storms The Supreme Court to Stop the Koch Brothers Theft of Democracy

Two articles on safe seats and gerrymandering

Twitter, Comcast sign TV partnership

By 2047, Coldest Years May Be Warmer Than Hottest in Past, Scientists Say

So they couldn't get ObamaCare defunded.

NJ Journal - The stand-off in Washington: Negotiations and false equivalencies

It was a nice run! Thanks to the Buc's!! It was a hellava run!!

Have I pegged Ted Cruz properly here?

204/115 and 4 Years--A Bedtime Story

Republican adopt Carl Spackler, "It's no big deal!" meme to save their butts

How The NSA Deploys Malware: An In-Depth Look at the New Revelations

The Atlantic - "False Equivalence That Leans on Public Opinion Is Still False Equivalence"

Koch Brothers to Profit from Apple

National Journal - "Ted Cruz Unskews the Polls"

"The shutdown’s enforcer-in-chief"

Probably the best early take - 'Benny and the Jets' , Elton John -

trouble shooting the fridge


John Stewart's bullshit mountain

my local news....'its congress'. 'congress' is responsible for the shutdown.

at home with the suicide bombers

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis | FRONTLINE

SC goes Kiffin free tomorrow.

'What Am I A Potted Plant?!' Weiner, Hannity Get in Epic Brawl Over Shutdown, Debt Ceiling -vid link

Please don't criticize this reproductive plan

Nobody Sane Likes the Republican Party Anymore = favorability lowest in history

Jon Stewart Calls Out Republicans For Not Owning The Shutdown: 'Don't Fart And Point At The Dog'

Pilot Starring Rupert Grint and Stephen Fry: Super Clyde

Discovery 'could hold key to Alzheimer's treatment'

U.S. Puts Mideast Influence on Line Cutting Egypt Military Aid

TOLES: Wah wah wah "But If I Stick My Neck Out I Might Lose My Speakership" Wah wah wah

$2 Billion NSA Spy Center - Electrical Fire - Opening Delayed

Earlier today The AP put out a damaging story about McAuliffe - and just now they've withdrew it

State senator gathering group to defy fed shutdown, enter Zion NP

Iced Earth Dantes Inferno

New $100 bill: why North Korea won't be very happy

New Jersey U.S. Senate Final Debate: Cory Booker vs Steve Lonegan (10/9/2013)

Booker, Lonegan amp up attacks in second U.S. Senate debate

anyone watch CSI Las Vegas tonight?

Remote Area Medical

Jon Stewart Tears Into GOP Over Debt Ceiling: 'Congress Functions at a Kindergarten Level!'

R.D. Wolff October economic update video

The only logical conclusion of all of this is that the Republicans are on a suicide mission...

Australian police storm Hells Angels' hideouts

Slain Wheeling Federal Building gunman was retired police officer

Dedicating this song to Boehner ...

TCM Schedule for Thursday, October 10, 2013 -- Star of the Month - Vincent Price

Essential vs. Nonessential

WTF: TV News Reporter Accidentally Eats Cat Vomit Off Studio Floor

Encounter with an A$$*ol* Republican Teabagger at the grocery store.

Evolution of Alphabets

There is epic Michelle Duggar battle going in GD, two different threads.

Irony: Bollywood composer successfully sues Vivendi over Dre album ripoff

The Last Blood Libel Trial


NRA raffling off "banned guns"

God Fucking Damn It!

Holy crap! Just got notified that AGT wants my bro to audition!

The Speech That Boehner and the Republicans Need To Hear...

SURVIVE - The forthcoming zombie apocalypse!

Santa Clara University president triggers abortion uproar

For the BOG~ So Beautiful~ Warning Picture Heavy

Shutdown means no new beer from craft brewers

Malala Yousafzai's Daily Show interview was amazing (now with video).

Murakami Favored to Win Nobel

Anthony Weiner's new role: Fox News Democrat and Hannity punching bag

Alarming paragraph in NY Times article

So my son-in-law's military severance (GI Bill) is being held up by Issa

There was something interesting

Psychiatrists Deeply Concerned For

The Taliban and Malala (now with video)

Colombia has most unequal cities in Latin America: UN

Georgia Police Kill Diabetic Black Man After Family Calls 911 Requesting Ambulance

Libya's prime minister abducted, gov't website says

Tea Party Group Withdraws Endorsement Of Mitch McConnell

John McCain Blames Tea Party For Government Shutdown

Ted Cruz's Own Poll Shows Voters Blame Republicans for Shutdown, But They Call it a GOP Gain

The only teabagger I ever met died three years ago.

When you are sorrowful

USF honors a female graduate killed in combat in Afghanistan

I made the mistake of telling a friend who's not very familiar with American politics

A Strange Lonely Planet Found without a Star

Texas Execution #506 Is Personal To Me

Texas Execution #506 Is Personal To Me

Trucker Protest Gets Crazier with Lady Who Believes Obama Is Osama

Shut 'er Down Party

Juno mission flies by Earth, but anomaly triggers safe mode on craft

Someone explain this weird shit to me.

The NSA is Making Us All Less Safe

Oops: Azerbaijan released election results before voting had even started

My BSOD parody on the current government shutdown

Getting scared about default-economy

The Day after Default

Amazon ecology: Footprints in the forest

Melting snow reveals remarkably well-preserved 5,400-year-old bow and arrows used to hunt reindeer i

Find something to be happy about today (Thursday Oct 10, 2013)

Tell your representatives--clean budget bill with NO Social Security or Medicare cuts

21st Century Housing: Is it Time to Scrap the American Dream?

Faithful Filibuster: Christian leaders read Scripture, exhort Congress to care

Some at Guantanamo jail too sick to keep locked up

Oops: Azerbaijan released election results before voting had even started

Pres. Obama sucks? Really?

Just because we have legit complaints about ACA doesn't make us trolls!

Have you EVER heard any hub-bub about apple cider vinegar as a kind of elixir?

21st Century Housing--foreclosure article featuring Pierce Co. discussion group

The Duggars aren't just some reality sideshow. They are very much part of the RW through Quiverfull

PROOF: Republicans own it

Egypt: Suicide bombing kills 3 troops, 1 policeman

That’s not autism: It’s simply a brainy, introverted boy

So the Libyan Prime Minister was kidnapped from his hotel residence

Holy ****. Sawmill tuning. It's like a different instrument.

Tea Party congressman Joe Barton (TX): "Wind is a finite resource ...".

The Battle for Who We Are

Durga Puja is upon us!

West Virginia police gun down man after he opens fire on federal courthouse

From Russia With Love" Photography Series Profiles Lesbian Couples Living In Russia

Signs that shutdown and debt battle over soon

UK Ambassador in Lebanon: “Never Say Never” to Hezbollah

The Atlantic: Shaping the Soul of a School: A Sustainability-themed public school

Hilarious questioning at the IRS hearing or how you deal with lunatics

The worst part of being on the road wasn't the Bed Bug Bites ...

JPMorgan Clients in Cash as Schwab’s Options Hedge Default

Google unveils $279 Chrome laptop made by HP

Conor Friedersdorf: Conservative Media's Tribal Loyalty Weakens the GOP

Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) reports strong period for donations

Killed by Cops Over a Movie Ticket: How Police Hurt the Disabled

Business lobby could slip into open warfare with the Tea Party

Ways to resist Affordable Care Act discussed by Tulsa County GOP panel

bill young decided not to run in 2014

The lawyer I was working for ransacked MY desk and took stuff for himself.

The Flawed Narrative of Safe Red Seats as Excuse for Radical Republicans

How the FBI Manipulates Grand Juries to Intimidate Political Dissidents and Radicals

6 Surprising Facts About the Richest People in the World

Malala Yousafzai wins EU's Sakharov human rights prize

Two executed in US with unapproved drugs

Another morning is here and America still stands, in spite of the seditious Republicans

Virus hangs over Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca

Toles Toon: The Scalia Doctrine

Immigration bill: Theresa May defends plans to create 'hostile environment'

Starbucks enters political fray with free coffee offer

Poll: Obamacare Defunding Leader Mike Lee Sees His Popularity Dip Sharply At Home

Alice Munro takes this year's Nobel prize in literature - live

The Shame of Our Prisons: New Evidence

The NSA Isn't Foiling Terrorist Plots


Mark Fiore: Voyage to the center of delusion

80 years ago today - first instance of aircraft brought down by onboard bomb

Pentagon unit held 'phony' ceremonies for MIAs, using planes that can't fly

What is wrong with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Palin To Campaign For Lonegan In New Jersey

Madagascar bubonic plague warning

Booker vs Lonegan. All about turnout. Democrats, wake up please (or maybe talk me down)

Wisconsin State Senator Bob Jauch (D-Up Nort) announces he will not seek re-election in 2014

anxiety as stimulus hike in food stamps set to end

Australia platypus survives 15km ride stuck in car engine

Wisconsinites to protest Rep. Sean Duffy’s SHUTDOWN ANTICS in Hudson, WI Thursday 10/10 NOON

Housing is a HUMAN RIGHT!

Annual new primary energy by source

AP retracts story on Terry McAuliffe lie claim

Edward Snowden's father arrives in Russia

Is Wolf Blitzer the stupidest Man on the planet?

It's time for Democrats to embrace the shutdown tactic and raise the stakes

Catholic bishop of Limburg (Germany) tests patience of flock and Vatican

What's for Dinner ~ Thursday ~ October 10th?

7 Deadly Spins: A Guide to GOP Debt Ceiling Denial

What am I missing with all of this Cruz 2016 talk?

Iranian dissidents say Tehran moving nuclear research site

The Republican Idea of Compromise

Great News! Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'

Earliest artists were women claim researchers

The shutdown’s enforcer-in-chief: “Obama will feel pain”

Why don't you ever hear about Edward Snowden's mommy? You always hear from

Can I buy my groceries online? I've heard of so many grocery store encounters with right-

We should oppose all efforts from non-profits and private actions

Apple's own Encryption Mechanism allows hacker to create an Undetectable Mac OS X Malware

Survivor Blood v. Water - episode 4 thread - no spoilers for future episodes please

Fucking Sodexo (Food Services Giant): Changing definition of full time employee

Anthony Weiner Obamacare ‘interview’ with Sean Hannity turns into a big hot mess

The difference is clear ....

Britain’s Princess Anne Adopts a Horse in Need from World Horse Welfare

Quinnipiac Poll: McAuliffe (D) Has Lead on Cuccinelli (R) (47-39) in VA GOV

Virginia State Police Used License Plate Readers At Political Rallies, Built Huge Database

Nations adopt landmark mercury pollution convention

Poll: Obamacare Defunding Leader Mike Lee Sees His Popularity Dip Sharply At Home

Maybe I missed this being posted: The Charitable-Industrial Complex

Please try to include "gives aid and comfort to the enemy" each time you deal with these people

Pittsburgh Steelers Owner, Former Players To Help Promote Obamacare.....

Treasury secretary: We spent 224 years building our credit. Only Congress can act to protect it.

Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize in Literature.

Koch Roaches scurry for the corner

16-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Leaves Jon Stewart Speechless With Comment About Pacifism

Onion Beats AP By Months On Vatican Damage Control Of Pope Francis

Stuart Carlson Toon: What the GOP really wants

Shameful! Scar and Niall Ferguson using today's MJ to do a hatchet job on Paul Krugman!

Thursday Toon Roundup 1- Waiting for the great pumpkin....

Thursday TOON Roundup 2- The Terrorists in CONgress

Thursday TOON Roundup 3- The Rest

Astronomers say they've spotted lonesome planet without a sun

Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'

americans prefer dog poop to congress

Erick Erickson Predicts 'Real Third Party Movement' To Divide GOP

A little reminder regarding Columbus Day.

The Abortion Ban Pro-Lifers Don't Want The Supreme Court To Hear

Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?

Once again, the comedians are the ones getting it right

Anti-Abortion Group Sues Texas Judge Who Forced Teen To Return To Sex Offender

The Self-Sabotage of Small-Government Republicans in Congress

here's what republicans do: Food stamp funding dwindles as demand swells

Flailing Cuccinelli Campaign Sends out Deranged Email

A revolution comes in stages--

Does Justice Scalia Really Believe He's on the 'Losing Side of Everything'?

Unable to repeal Obamacare, Republicans turn to a back-up plan.

Quelle Surprise !!: Police in NC spying on Moral Mondays protests to find 'anarchists'

A Big Tall Glass of Schadenfreude

91 yr old WW II VET To GOP: Congressmen, your shutdown is not an epic battle. It’s bad governance.

Jobless Claims Surge on California, U.S. Federal Shutdown

How does Gomer keep getting re-elected?

James Woods: 'I Don't Expect to Work Again' in Hollywood

Tally Of Which House Republicans Are Ready To Fund The Government, No Strings Attached

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blamed tea party Republicans for the government shutdown


"I served this country with honor, I can't say the same about Republicans in Congress"

Christian delusions are driving the GOP insane

Republican: FOUR Branches of Government Should Work Together

The Ed Show - GOP sticks to Obamacare scare tactics

Is 'Global Sensibility' Code for 'New World Order' Takeover?

Food Democracy: Rule of the People or Corporations?

GOP sets trap, falls in, seeks way out

AT&T Study: We Should Kill Copper Since You're Not Using It

Why I Stopped Writing Recommendation Letters for Teach for America

Book Claims Sheryl Crow Watched Lance Armstrong Dope, Told Feds

Meanwhile, the U.S. Marine Corps Museum is closed due to the Teabagger shutdown

U.S. builders hoard mineral rights under new homes

"Why am I the only one who can see?" Please come CAPTION Sean Hannity!!!

Subsidizing Economic Inequality

Are Americans Dumb? No, It's the Inequality, Stupid

Two Suspected Burglars Killed When Blow Torch Ignites Fireworks In Safe

Gun control initiative likely headed to Washington state legislature

Who would you choose to narrate a biography about your life?

"I'm comfortable with it."

An Atheist's History of Belief by Matthew Kneale – review

Climate change 'paused'? Uh, deniers, just listen to the warm

The Ed Show - GOP Clears the Pathway to Government Default

Federal Employees Plan Rally to Protest the Government Shutdown

BREAKING: AP sources: Boehner to ask House GOP for short-term debt ceiling increase

Forget Polar Bears — Warming Will Hit the Tropics First

Charles P Pierce- A Shooting in West Virginia

Rachel Maddow - Democrats see hope in GOP shutdown backlash

Tea Bagger vs Tea Party and why it matters

Viewers asked to support documentary highlighting religious sisters

If there were any sane, honorable repubs in Congress, they wouldn't be repubs anymore

Luckovich: On second thought...

Pollsters: GOP will become even more extreme

McAuliffe among investors in Rhode Island insurance scam that preyed on dying people

Utah county plans to go ahead and illegally reopen its national parks

Mystery Detective Charged in Motorcycle Mayhem; May Have Been OWS Spy.

Obamacare saved my family from financial ruin

We Will Never Be At Peace With Religious Right, The RW, Or GOP

Allen County changes policy on meals for religious needs

Supply-Side Jesus and the Death of Shame

Welcome to Commonomics: How to Build Local Economies Strong Enough for Everyone

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission exhausts carryover funds, shuts down

Howard Dean on Rep (Dr.) Broun: "I don't know where the hell these people get their

Rachel Maddow - GOP's big money backers sow party confusion

"Open" - TV Ad on Shutdown featuring WWII Veteran

Wear green to the Giants-Bears support mental illness awareness.

The shut down is costing $300,000,000 per day ..... $2.7 billion so far.

Dogs mocking baby.

Diamonds Stud the Atmospheres of Saturn and Jupiter

End The Shutdown - Boehner Got Phone Call, Conversation and Meeting He Asked For

ESA and NASA stumped by cosmic mystery

Obama should not take this deal.

Rep. Paul Ryan fails to close Republican divide

Poll: Obamacare Defunding Leader Mike Lee Sees His Popularity Dip Sharply At Home

Any Iowa success stories creating a new ACA account online?

Business Groups See Loss of Sway Over House G.O.P.

Garry Wills: Back Door Secession

Why Scientists Held Back Details On A Unique Botulinum Toxin

Nicholas Kristof: Gang of 40

Will China’s Gambit to Undermine the Trans-Pacific Partnership Succeed?

At US Capitol, Christian leaders read Scripture, exhort Congress to care about poor

Ari Fleischer-Douchebag of the Day

I think we should take the short term deal now that cuts to Obamacare is off the table ..

Journalism FAIL: AP retracts hit piece on Terry McAuliffe

factoid found on PFR that may only interest me. as storied a franchise as the Chi Bears are,

Permanent Sequester...Permanent (Non-Defense) Government Shutdown?

Father to meet fugitive Snowden in Russia

4 U.S. whistleblowers meet Snowden in Moscow

5 million will lose veterans' benefits next month if shutdown stretches to November

The Weeping Boner is really pathetic.

on Condi Rice being considered for selection committee for the College Football Playoffs

I hope Pelosi/House Democrats vote "No" on short term funding.

The Morning Plum: Boehner blinks

Can anybody tell me what this statue symbolizes/where it is from?

"A Face in the Crowd" (1957)

This D.C. Bartender Will Charge President Obama $702 For A Beer

Obama Must Accept a Short Term Clean CR (or, It's Not a DEAL the House Repubs are Offering)

Why Janet Yellen Would Be The Most Powerful Woman in World History

Photo taken outside of National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

Christian Conservatives to Meet Cruz and Rand Paul

A simple way YOU can fix Congress: Vote in Primary Elections

Republicans Downplay The EPA’s Closure During The Shutdown — Except When It Hurts Their Districts

I trust President Obama on Budget Issues.

Non-cognitive Variables--their importance in future success

This isn't a shutdown as much as it's an exercise in Zero-based budgeting

Prison Guards Failed To Check On Ariel Castro, Falsified Log Books

Obama's efforts to control leaks 'most aggressive since Nixon', report finds

*News Conference w Boner now,

35 best Vines of the Week in on video: 9 - 30 through 10 - 6

Some Swiss Scenery

This year thousands of men will die from stubbornness.

Get ready for the Grand Betrayal. Nt

Sounds like the R's have taken Obamacare off the demand table now?

Oh, the KARMA! Is anyone else pleased by the random flailing of the GOP?

Don't do it Mr. President

Be Visible - from Planned Parenthood Saves Lives

When White People Don't Know They're Being White

They are admitting that they are responsible for shutdown!

State: Prison logs on Ariel Castro falsified before suicide

My God, I'm sitting here being lectured by Luke Russert

Obama: No deal. Open the government AND lift the debt limit, then we can talk

Finally got an account on the problem is hotmail email.

The Snuggie: A sleeping bag you can wear!

Psychiatrists Deeply Concerned For 5% Of Americans Who Approve Of Congress

Pretend to care

So why didn't the telepod merge Brundle with his gut flora?

The Party of Fucking Tea....

A request for a new DU group to consolidate threads on a recurring hot topic.

From 2009: Minority Leader John Boehner describes how he passed out checks on the House floor...

Obamacare saved my family from financial ruin

Some at Guantanamo jail too sick to keep locked up

Obama gets off the best line yet

Iraq hangs 42 convicted on terrorism charges

No time for the weak-kneed - Time to stand strong

It's official: The RW is having a meltdown

I am not bored

If the GOP splinters in two, and there's no one left who supports them...

Not raising the debt limit hurts the 99% AND Wall Street...Partial shutdown only hurts the 99%....

Chinese students forced to slave for SONY Playstation 4. Students would fail if they refused.

All restaurants in DC and Congressional cafeteria

Treasury Chief Warns of Severe Debt-Limit Fallout

A Florida woman says the county was wrong to ticket her for walking her cat without a leash..

Tattooed Jesus on Texas Billboard Has Residents Talking

So what the hell does placing your hand on a bible and swearing

Whose service is more honorable?

History of the Debt Ceiling

Football Great Mike Ditka: My 'Biggest Mistake' Was Not Beating Obama In 2004

Thoughts about the word "Sedition"

An explanation at last (on being an ACA loser...)

Boehner and Cantor put woman out front to make announcement.

Mennonite Couple Refuses to Host Same-Sex Wedding; Files Lawsuit Against IA Civil Rights Commission

State Police issue warning about phone scam solicitation

Rabbis Accused in Kidnapping Plot to Force Men to Grant Divorces

Pic Of The Moment: From Shutdown To Meltdown: Day 10 Headlines

if GOP had their way, they'd SELL the National Parks to the highest bidder for condos or drilling

Cherokee Nation, Brown drop fight for Veronica

Governor outlines cost of Washington default on New York economy

White House: No budget talks until government reopens

Mystery over body at SF General - patient missing 17 days found in stairwell.

Pit bull and 4-year-old. What could go wrong?

Arizona's GOP Gov. Brewer: Don't Defund Obamacare, We Need The Money

How Nicolas Maduro Is Strangling Democracy In Venezuela

The Deepest Moral Question of any Society

ha ha, just saw Alex Baldwin's advertisement for his new show....

Quinnipiac poll: McAuliffe up 8 points, voters oppose shutdown 3-1

John Boehner: Making children go hungry to deny millions of children healthcare

Jobless Claims Hit 6-Month High Amid Government Shutdown

Reporter's Notebook: Nobel Prize haul makes it a day to kvell

In advance to and in honor of DU's annual Columbus Day Freak Out: Here's The Oatmeal on Columbus

My 20,000th post.

oh ick. Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, state says

Boehner Abruptly Changes Strategy Following Outcry From Koch Brothers And Heritage

South Korea charges 100 with corruption over nuclear scandal

Obama Hardline Debt Stance Rooted in Anger Over 2011 Impasse

Ted Cruz's spokesman discusses the GOP Government Shutdown - A TMFS Sketch

Montana Towns Struggle With Oil Boom Cost as Dollars Flee

House Republicans unveil their debt limit ransom note

House GOP's Little Rule Change That Guaranteed A Shutdown BUT they want a Conversation?

AP has an absolute obligation to reveal their source for (fake) McAuliffe story

Number of new carbon capture and storage plants drops by 10%

WWII vet calls out John Boehner

Waukesha D.A. Schimel takes first step toward running for state Attorney General

Instead of Columbus Day....

We Gave Iran an Antique as a Token of Goodwill. Only Problem? It’s Fake.

So how many of the teapeople will be bankrolled by big business in 2014?

91-year old WWII vet schools Republicans on the difference between their shutdown and 'epic battles'

Vibes for my mom, please. She's in the ICU after surgery yesterday

I'm facing off today at 4pm on Your World with Neil Cavuto vs Eric Bolling and Cheri Jacobus

A Rationality Shutdown = Meanwhile, the wars DO NOT shutdown.

In case you thought those photos of meth addicts are fakes -

Arizona's GOP Gov: Don't Defund Obamacare, We Need The Money

Gary Miller Shoves Cameraman For Question About Ending Shutdown

U.S. stocks jump most since January on debt-deal optimism

The Data Hackers: Mining Your Information for Big Brother

Settler Rampage Forces Palestinian School Lockdown

GOP Ready To Breach Debt Ceiling, Destroy US Economy

Arizona Lawmaker Denies 'De Fuhrer' Obama Comment Was Reference To Hitler

U.S. Catholic Magazine: A Catholic case for gun control

Steve Lonegan: Obama Will Cave On The Shutdown When I Win My Election

150 coal plants retired. What does it mean for our health?

Josh Marshall: Jim DeMint is now running Congress

This time IS different.

Ohio Court Tells Man That He's Been Legally Dead Since 2004

Blizzard kills cows in SD

Boner and co may propose a short term debt ceiling offer?

So I was discussing the ACA with a rather conservative person the other day...

Reichert says he'd vote for a clean spending bill

Bear Breaks Into Russian House, Eats Borscht, Before Residents Call Cops

Another Republican Rep. comes out in favor of clean spending bill.

"No, I am not John Boehner's brother!"

Indiana Sues To Prevent Its Own Residents From Receiving Obamacare’s Insurance Subsidies

"You simply can't believe it!" . . . Please come CAPTION Steve Doocy!!!

What is Boehner's answer to this question?

Abuse in the Name of Christianity

"Boehner Blinked".

What Federal Spending Are We Better Off Without?

Aircraft noise may increase risk of heart disease, say researchers

The House GOP's Little Rule Change That Guaranteed A Shutdown

By level 15 I'd killed about 180 zombies, but they finally got me

Keeping The Government Shut Down For Six More Weeks Would Cost Billions, Devastate Critical Programs

Papantonio: The Death of Republican Ideas

Flashback: Flip Wilson's "Christopher Columbus"

Keiser Report: Hierarchy of Price Fixing

(Former Detroit Mayor) Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced To 28 Years In Prison In Corruption Case

What’s The Endgame?

Obama has nothing to negotiate. Literally.

40 years on from the party where hip hop was born

USPS to destroy “Just Move” stamps over safety concerns

Drunk Dial Congress RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!!1

Medicare coverage is taken out of my SocSec monthly, (not complaining) but I don't have a choice.

If you are standing in an extinction - is it possible you can't see it?

Does anyone doubt that the smart money has already taken a position?

MUST SEE! Georgia Lawyer DESTROYS TEApublican Rep. With Brilliant Baseball Analogy!

My Nazi grandfather, Amon Goeth, would have shot me

US Rep Bill Young (R-Fl) to retire.

Disney’s first African-American animator: Walt never cared about my color

Family Says African American Slain by Georgia Police Was Unarmed

Construction Of Keystone XL's Southern Segment Upheld By Federal Appeals Court

HBCU Presidents Tread Lightly After Maryland Lawsuit Decision

Industrial Bank, D.C.'s Last African American-owned Bank, Receives $1M Investment

Chris Christie warns about government shutdown. Teabaggers call him a RINO

The forgotten godfathers of black American sport

Joe Scarborough QUIET DIVORCE ... After 12-Year Marriage

We Now Have "Rolling Shutdown" Very Much Like A "Rolling Brown Out".

Well, Minnesota has ONE decent professional team, anyway.

15 African American Art World Game Changers

found on facebook

Women Writers Celebrate African-American Fatherhood In Unique Essay Anthology

Black and Depressed: Two African-American Women Break the Silence

Duke honors first African-American students

It's called a "law"

Diana Nyad completes 48-hour swim in Herald Square

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean to host fundraiser for African-American music museum

EPA Considers U.S. Ethanol Mandate Cut Amid Complaints

Students’ mural depicting African American history to reappear after 20 years

African-American Heritage Day Parade set for today

We Now Have An Indefinite Shut Down. Temp Debt Limit Signals GOP Intentions.

African-American Students May Improve Grades if Teachers Convey High Standards

Native American roots in Black America run deep

Luckovich toon.

Kwame Kilpatrick, ex-Detroit mayor, sentenced to 28 years in jail

Fox News’ Hasselbeck Calls Air Conditioning ‘The Ugly Side’ Of Welfare

Overseas adoptions rise -- for black American children

Twenty-six House Democrats To Attend a "No Labels" Bipartisan Event Today

Alternate way to answer your phone.

Ending that 'peoples view' nonsense sure quieted things down around here

International adoption: I was stolen from my family

Sources: Brooklyn Mom, Infant Found Dead In Apparent Tragedy

Insurance Company: Mini-Rant

A ‘black agenda’ is an American agenda

FBI raid: Monsey (NY) rabbi tied to cattle-prod divorce gang

Hey Boner, here is your exit from this mess of your own creation...

The most hated party ever: GOP in worse shape than in 2006

At The Teabagger Rally Last Week

Parents: Have a kid playing Jr HS or HS Football?

For the BOG--Pres. Obama sucks? Really?

The House is doing the right thing...Facebook fight! Please help me refute this!

Be prepared to be shocked: Arab atheism

Glenn Greenwald To Publish Snowden Leaks On France And Spain

Ariel Castro suicide: Report suggests lies, autoerotic asphyxiation--Sick fucker to the end.

fuck. on c-span 2 I'm listening to Tom Carper go on and on about entitlement reform

The Autopsy That Changed Football

DU software does not see the Blackberry Q10 as a mobile device

Insane Tourists Blatantly Defying The U.S. Government’s Demands

Debt Ceiling: 'Chaotic' choices on 100 million payments

This~from Elizabeth Warren

The main thing the Republicans are driving up the price on

"Piano in the street!' Anybody else noticed this in war films?

WTF??? Georgia teen was stuffed with newspaper after death, family lawyer says

U.S. whistleblowers present Snowden with Sam Adams award

Tattooed Jesus on Texas Billboard Has Residents Talking

Federal judge in New York asked to appoint lawyer for al-Liby

Vikings Decide They Need More Public Money For Their New Stadium

How Far Is It To The 'Boondocks'? Try The Philippines

James wood played a Klansman in Ghosts of Missisippi ...

A Comedy Favorite: How The 'Act Blacker' Sketch Has Evolved

Bill Clinton tweet from Ireland:

The Rude Pundit: Help Wendy Davis Fuck Up the Texas GOP's Shit

New Store Targets St. Louis Food Desert

Rabbis Said to Use Torture, for Fee, to Force Divorce

Some Repubs Say Debt Limit Fuss A Lot Of Hype ~ Default Will Stabilize World Markets

Airbnb files motion to block New York demand for info

MSNBC said that Obama likes Boehner's proposal.

I fear that agreeing to a short term raising of the DC will strengthen the repubs hand

I truly enjoyed American Picker episodes from Italy.

Canadian author Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature

The GOP crusade to keep Americans miserable, negative and distracted

White House says Obama would sign short-term debt limit bill

Ginni Thomas and Her Groundswell Gang Planned ACA Hostage Scenario (Tea Party/Koch)

I think employers will be sending out info on their health insurance plans soon

Law permits roadside wine sales

I just recieved a really large medical bill and I do not know what to do.

More RW split: Cruz backs House, Blunt opposes

So . . . . wudda ya think? Is the repubican party now under control of the teabaggers?

Assuming the repubican party has been taken over by teabaggers . . . .

the Dow today, holy cow.....

Why can't we all just get along?

Michael Kinsley takes trophy for Dumbest Thing Said About the Shutdown

White House, Senate Dems want government reopening in deal

I just had eye surgery and need advice...

Dems could win both chambers of Congress in 2014--how do we keep corp Dems from blowing it?

Cuccinelli Campaign Warns Clergy Could be Imprisoned for 'Teaching Christian Morals'

Magic has left ESPN

Um, I seem to have misunderstood part of the ACA - can someone straighten me out?

Who the fuck voted for Heritage Action? I sure as hell didn't. They weren' even on the ballot.

GOP Congressman Wants To Sell Off Our National Parks

Boehner does not 'speak for the American People.' Call him at 202-225-0600

IF Dems win in 2014, what should they do that would help US the most and help them in 2016?


House Republicans-RIGGED RULES THAT GUARANTEED SHUTDOWN---You CAN'T blame this on Both Sides

Absolutely untenable: House Debt-Ceiling Plan Would Ban ‘Emergency’ Measures

Yom Kippur, the unnecessary war?

Mark Fiori enlightens: Pete Peterson Exposed: The "Grand Bargain" Hoax

Experian is a republican corporation. They are deliberately not verifying identities

One of these things is NOT like the other


This~from Elizabeth Warren

Cory Booker's father has passed away.

Joe Scarborough divorced

Why are the Koch Brothers backing away from the Tea Party?

Edward Snowden's father arrives in Russia to meet fugitive son

New Jersey families read comments from the crazy Steve Lonegan.

Greg Abbott (running against Wendy Davis for TX GOV) Discusses Details of Lawsuit Settlement

Republican Extremism and the Lessons of History

Mercury 7 Astronaut Scott Carpenter Has Died


Colorado farmer harvests first US commercial hemp crop in 56 years

I have a mental health issue. Ok, call it mental illness if you like. That doesn't mean that ...

An Omphalogical Mystery?

Who is the most infamous person you've never met?

51 GOP Congress members say Social Security cuts should be part of budget deal

Researchers Find No Serious Adverse Reactions to HPV Vaccination

Why We Love Angry Men, But Hate Impassioned Women

Scott Carpenter, Mercury Astronaut Who Orbited Earth, Dies at 88

What Level is DU operating at right now? Is there a lot of traffic?

Reid: Negotiations Before Gov't Reopens? 'Not Gonna Happen'

32 of the creepiest things kids have ever said. Some will make you laugh and others....(edited)

Headscratcher: Oklahoma Newspaper Apologizes for Reporting Factually Accurate, Investigative Journal

Readout of the President’s Meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus

Obama needs to lead with lowering the SS age to 40yrs and settle for 50yr of age.

Bryan Fischer: 'Our Commander In Chief Is Waging A War On Christ'

LAPD officer charged with assault in woman's arrest

Poll: 63 Percent Believe Not Raising The Debt Ceiling Is A Problem

special NaNoWriMo 2013 free trial version of Scrivener *almost 2 months*

Suspended Gilberton police chief faces final legal hurdle in his firing tonight

104 Current Congressional Republicans Who Voted to Increase Debt Ceiling Under Bush Without Hostage

Bryan Fischer Calls Putin A 'Lion of Christianity'

Shutdown: Texas Democrats prod Sen. Ted Cruz and other Texas Republicans

Welcome To The Fist Bump Administration~ Pic Heavy!

Iran arrests 'network of homosexuals and satanists' at birthday party

Public to Congress — Raise the debt ceiling

"A gypsy wind is blowing warm tonight..."

DU Lounge's Song of the Day: "Mixed Emotions" by the Rolling Stones

West Bank garden of teargas canisters - in pictures

time for limpdick and his ilk to be called out

Two American Israelis and US Jew share Nobel Prize in Chemistry

If you really want to make the shutdown hurt, go after beer

Logan-Hocking Schools raising little racists?

Poison pill in House debt limit plan would be a hostage taker's dream

Surprise! The Republican "deal" is no deal at all

GOP's New Strategy: Avert Default But Keep Government Shut

Natural and Artificial(?) Flavor

'US unchained itself from constitution': Whistleblowers on RT News.

Nate Silver's Back- "The Six Big Takeaways From the Government Shutdown"

Meeting going on now: Do you think President Obama will be appeased by this Republican Assurance???

Gallup: Cruz’s favorability rating plunges

BREAKING: N.J. Court Refuses Stay on Marriage Ruling

Italian gymnast apologizes for racial comment at world championships

NYPIRG joins NY casino referendum opposition

So I found out what my Gentleman Friend does for a living.

Norwegian Good

NJ Judge Refuses to Delay Start of Gay Marriage (Take That Christie!)

Rasmussen Has President Obama’s Approval Ratings Rising to 51%

The GOP Proposal Is A Trap. The Gov Will Still Be Shut Down & We Will Default

Bernie Sanders on the Ed Show Right Now.

Alaska sinks as climate change thaws permafrost - hey buccaroos, it's OVER

hey, let's spend money on this shit: Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The Tea Party gets a new young campaign advisor for the GOP

4 Americans meet Snowden to give him award

Groom Forgets to Book Wedding Venue, Calls in Bomb Threat to Cover Up His Mistake

Patriot Act author prepares bill to put NSA bulk collection 'out of business'

House GOPer: Defunding Obamacare Is 'Off The Table'

New word: Propagangsters (right wing bull**** peddlers) NT

Will John Boehner Succeed Where Osama Bin Laden Failed?

Do you support the GOP proposal of extending the debt ceiling for 6 weeks, keeping the govt closed?

Autistic boy from Queens still missing; Desperate search continues

GOP Now Most Unpopular Political Party Ever Measured By Gallup

Lawrence & Carl Bernstein & the media false equivalency


"... the rise of an ideological wing that is now willing to stand up to business interests.”

So the stock market bounced up.

GOP Shut Down Will Look Like The Iranian Hostage Crisis Day ---- And Counting.

Teabagger congressmen crying about "Obama treating us rough..."

Meet the Evangelical Cabal Orchestrating the Shutdown

Report Finds Police Worldwide Criminalize Dissent, Assert New Powers in Crackdown on Protests

The Top 10 most censored stories 2012-2013

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Cell Phones & Air Conditioning 'the Ugly Side' of Welfare

This situation in Washington is big talk around the picnic tables.

"White House faces an insurrection over metaphors"

Paul McCartney performs surprise concert in Times Square

Remember yesterday I said Pat Robertson has dementia?

Sen. Sanders: Don't be Hoodwinked

Looking forward to the theocrat and dumbshits at the "Values Voters Summit"

CNN Sucks

Colombia’s State Council warns military over handling of ‘false positives’ cases

I'm going to hypothesize that we have issues with Republicans attacking us

If any intelligent life developed around an isolated rogue star

Apparently, the shutdown is preventing micro brewers from bringing new brews to market

Hey anti-Obama DUers...Heres some red meat for ya...

Boehner just stormed out of the WH and didn't answer/take questions

DU this poll

Obama Rejects Republican Proposal for Short-Term Debt Limit Plan

NYT: Breaking News: Obama Rejects Republican Proposal for Short-Term Debt Limit Plan (updated)

Breaking: Obama says no deal!

Rev. Al reporting Pres. Obama turned down the offer n/t

"Business Groups See Loss of Sway Over House G.O.P."

Soc Sec, Shutdown my mother and my brother...

10/10/13 Readout of the President’s Meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus

Proceed, Congressmen

Obama Hard-Line Debt Stance Rooted in Anger Over '11 Impasse

From Uncle Sam To All The Brave Tea Party Patriots Out There...

A little music to celebrate the good news, in honor of the president.

Letter from Koch trying to stop the discussion of it.

Hawaii Relaunching Obamacare Exchange After Not Selling Any Health Insurance Due To Software Problem

PolitiFact to launch PunditFact, checking pundits and media figures


New NBC Poll - Republicans popularity down to 24% GOP plummets, Obamacare soars

60 percent say fire every member of Congress

"Heritage Action Bails On Debt Ceiling Fight"

Trip to Russia Anyone? Holy Crap!

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tells CNN that House Republican leaders "had a very useful meeting

House GOP Aide: 'The President Didn't Say Yes Or No' To Debt-Limit Offer

FBI used Indiana death row inmate in search for woman's remains

She said what?

Obama's approvol up In NBC poll

Sen. Cruz: "Democrats in this town do not want to discuss Obamacare

I guess people don't like you Joe! New Marist poll-de Blasio 67%-Lhotta 23%

Hey doesn't Obamacare raise wages in the marketplace? Because

WAIT A SEC: "No Decision Made" on Boehner offer, per White House

Democrats quietly test driving possible new mascots.

The Anti-Yellen Campaigning Has Begun (Matt Yglesias, Slate)

90-Year-Old World War II Veteran Speaks Out Against GOP's 'Repugnant' Actions In Shutdown

Don't miss our terrific guests on the next two episodes of Making Sense with Steve Leser

NBC/WSJ poll: support for Obama, ACA, and big government all UP since shutdown began

Readout of President Obama's meeting with House Republicans

Headline I would like to see regarding current GOP position...

"Pardon me Roy, is that the cat that chewed your new shoes?"

bwahahaha. Lonegan to GOP: Wait Seven Days. When I Win, Obama Will Fold

10 News Investigators find memo warning about terrorist "dry-runs" on airplanes

Just Received My SSDI Denial Letter

NYT update: Obama and G.O.P. Fail to Agree on Debt Limit Plan

Norm Ornstein: The South is in charge of Congress

Looks like Boehner could be The Grinch That Stole Christmas

AFGE calls for end to government shutdown at rally outside U.S. Capitol today

John Boehner’s clumsy endgame: House Republicans run for the exits

'what a terrible time to be a Democrat.'

Open Carry Madness

Unholy Fucking Insanity: SC man who killed unarmed bystander receives immunity from prosecution

Here's my ACA rate INCREASE for those who doubt...

Chumming for sharks, the media turns on the GOP

GOP 24% approval

'Mad Men' meets 'Harry Potter'. "A Young Doctor's Notebook"

They came here from Detroit to start over

Can someone get a message to Ginny Thomas? I found the notebook she lost.

Happy Thanksgiving/Merry Christmas. Debt Limit Expires&Govt Shut Down At Beginning Of Holiday Break

Any English grammar experts here?

Just received a phone call on my answering machine from Americans For Prosperity Virginia

From Jack to Barack

Everything I know about household budgeting, I learned from the Tea Party.

Woo-hoo, we're NUMBER ONE!

Bank Examiner Was Told to Back Off Goldman---Asked to change her findings---She Refused & Got Fired

I apologize to anyone I offended in this thread about my experiences with Katrina

"The 5 creepiest things about how the Koch brothers engineered the shutdown"

Their alligator mouths have outrun their mosquito asses....

So How Much Money Did The Koch Brothers Make Today On The Stock Market?.....

Jessie Ware - Running

Got a question will the civil servants pension stop

'US unchained itself from constitution': Whistleblowers on RT after meeting Snowden

An unbelievably sad story takes yet another sad turn

"Democrats maintain edge for 2014"

Exercise frustration

An unbelieveably sad story takes another sad turn

Doing bad things even for good reasons doesn't always pay.

NYC Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio on Alec Baldwin's premiere MSNBC show 10pm tomorrow

Ariel Castro's Jail Suicide May Have Been Autoerotic Asphyxiation

Hmmmmm, prognosticators: Who's spelunking now?

A simple graph: The primary energy mix

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Friday, 11 October 2013

"The Business End of Obamacare" by James Surowiecki

I will need to not post much for a while.

I love it--I love seeing the Obama I voted for coming to the fore.

On Chris Mathews - Congress Got You Down? New Site Lets You Drunk Dial Them

Business Lobby Realizes Too Late That They Created A Monster By Backing The Tea Party

Ouch. Republican approval tanks in new NBC/WSJ poll

Anti-Obamacare propaganda in my local paper - and the RWers eating it up!

Just Saw A Terrible Pic Of Dead Horses On Facebook From The SD Blizzard.

Here's a twisted thought: What if John Boehner saves the planet?

Fart and point at the Dog----Jon Stewart

Termination hearing for Gilberton police chief postponed after gun falls from supporter's holster.

The Great Library at Alexandria was destroyed by budget cuts, not fire