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Archives: October 29, 2013

Report Shows Benefits of $9.50 an Hour Raise for Minnesota

Durbin removes post after White House miscue

Why China is turning to 'trial by television' in sensitive cases

A short note about Obamacare rate shock

McHelp Me! McDonald’s Pushes Welfare, Not Wages

McHelp Me! McDonald’s Pushes Welfare, Not Wages

What do YOU think really happened in Bengazi?

Federal Judge Declares Texas Anti-Abortion Law Unconstitutional

White House grants 6 week extension to March 31 on Obamacare sign-up.

Controversial preacher killed in house fire

Obama Admin: Half Of Young Americans Could Buy Insurance For $50 Or Less


The Making of Gutter Oil: Exposé Reveals Horrid Origins of Chinese Cooking Products

Newsweek/Daily Beast : How Could Ted Cruz Win in 2016!!??

Urban Sheild activist gets fired after Oakland PD contacts his employer

Ted Cruz Continues Fight For Texas Anti-Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional

The Affordable Care Act’s Lower-Than-Projected Premiums Will Save $190 Billion

Fresh Guacamole

They just can't get over this

Mitch McConnell to GOP donors: No more shutdowns

Helen, Pearl, or Gloria?

Coal State Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Block EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rules

White House OKs limited waiver on health penalty

Lou Reed's "better half".....

Since the MSM won't do its job, lets hear about #Obamacare from ACTUAL recipients.

West Coast States and BC to Link Climate Policies

Business, GOP establishment: Tea party is over

News man in blatant lie ... this morning ...

Bernie Sanders slams Ted Cruz for blocking FCC nomination in the name of oligarchy

Judge Frees TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau From Jail

I Just Saw "Twelve Years A Slave"

Filibuster Wars To Flare Up As Reid Moves On Top Judges

The Ohio State University Marching Band Performs their Hollywood Blockbuster Show

Paul Krugman’s Shocking, Revisionist, and Obscurantist Views on Single Payer

Animal Raves

Nev. lawmaker stirs firestorm over slavery remark

GA (GOP, natch) Insur Commissioner: "I hope Obamacare implodes."

UhOh! from the 1%: From Chance Encounter, Path to Twitter Riches!

The ACA is causing shitty no-coverage health insurance to GO AWAY!!! OH THE HUMANITY!!1

Chemical watchdog: Syria declared 41 facilities

OK. I found out about my identity verification problem with the ACA.

Link to ACA application

At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns In The U.S. Since The Newtown Shooting: Slate

When the "young and healthy" become the "old and infirm."

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Bad Grahammer & a new Kitteh gif

Japan's Cut-Price Nuclear Cleanup

NSA oversight dismissed as 'illusory' as anger intensifies in Europe and beyond

There goes the Military Channel...

There goes the Military Channel...

Hiya. Glad to be here.

We Gather To Restore Our Freedom! Reclaim The Constitution!

Perry Beneficiary Behind Federal Health Website. Will State Experience Same Problems as Fed?

Truck carrying condoms tips, spills load. News at 11...

Sen. Bernie Sanders: For a Budget That Is Both Morally and Economically Sound

Mondo Grossso

Oh Sudafed, sweet Sudafed. Cold remedies? Post 'em!

Perry Beneficiary Behind Federal Health Website. The Texas Enterprise Funding to same company.

The Rise of Distorporation - the New American Capitalism

Tony Abbott visits Afghanistan to declare Australia's war over

Satoshi Tommie Glow (Spirit Catcher Remix)

Toles: Not Getting Much Done Here

Nevada lawmaker says he’d vote for slavery if his constituents wanted him to

NY Times Editorial: ‘Not One More’

Deputy who shot boy with BB gun IDd as gun expert

Profile in Chickenshitery...

Dianne Feinstein: 'I am totally opposed' to NSA surveillance of US allies

So I got this great new idea for capital punishment.

Few Problems With Cannabis for California

Few Problems With Cannabis for California

"No Women, No Drive" (Saudi Arabian Satire)

Ted Cruz, messianic loonball

Perfectly Crystal

Sesame Street’s Elmo and Rosita to Join First Lady Michelle Obama for an Announcement...

Rachel is about to expose Rand Paul

Daily Kos: GOP Collapses in Virginia.

Senator Bernie Sanders: "We cannot balance the budget on backs of people who have virtually nothing"

76 percent of Americans personally believe in the existence of a God

The Richmonder: Mark Obenshain championed "government rape"

'SiCKO' and a reminder of why insurance companies need to be extracted from health care - period.

GOP, after closing down War Memorials in Shutdown now kick 170,000 vets off of food stamps

Rachel Maddow - Echoes of Confederacy seen in tea party

States with Republican govenors did not sign up for ObamaCares. If/when their state changes to

U.S., Canadian weed finds export market in Asia

Former Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) dead at 81

Who are your Clown Car Parade favorite hopefuls?

20th century death

At a Ken Cuccinelli rally, Rand Paul rants about eugenics...and the movie Gattaca (WTF?!?)

"A Chance to End a Billion-Dollar Tax Break for Private Equity"

Fox and Bank of America are honoring veterans again at the game tonight. How fucking sweet of them.

Matt Taibbi: Nobody Should Shed a Tear for JP Morgan Chase

once again, we have the damn mentality that the man is all that and fuck the woman. wtf is this.

McAuliffe opens up double-digit lead over Cuccinelli in Virginia governor’s race

I guess I'm an authority

Home-made pumpkin cupcakes! Yummmmmmm!

For those who got good results through, this site needs your help:

The Women Of The Supreme Court Now Have The Badass Portrait They Deserve

Two images

Redtail Hawk pair in flight. *Photos*

"They live in a world of 'we', not 'me'"

German parliamentary inquiry into scope of US spying may call Snowden

2 utilities - 2 reactions to renewable future

White House OKd spying on allies, U.S. intelligence officials say

White House OKd spying on allies, U.S. intelligence officials say (LAT)

Anyone know of this company. They us solar and wind and somehow send you the

Hmmm. I guess the Evil Empire is well on their way to winning another World Series.

Light bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs.

*Hey, Ronan Farrow's on Lawrence show!

Sunday afternoon

Dean Baker: How Alan Greenspan Destroyed America

Finally saw "Matewan."

Someone's mom is the devil

"The Silence". Good movie

25-Minute weightless tour of the Space Station

Penguin Sex.

Just got a pellet stove, and I have a silly question.

Baylor Student Senate pushing to drop “homosexual acts” reference in sexual misconduct policy

Baylor Student Senate pushing to drop “homosexual acts” reference in sexual misconduct policy

Arthritis cure?

I pay health insurance for lots of conditions I don't have

Brazil to insist on local Internet data storage after U.S. spying

Pentagon weighs future of its inscrutable nonagenarian futurist, Andrew W. Marshall

A Woman's Place is Everywhere

Amsterdam: the roots of a tolerant city

In my dream, I was on this very couch...(Toon)

SNAP Benefits Will Be Cut for All Participants in November 2013

Solar Panels The New Granite Countertops, But Not For Long…

"After break from Westboro Baptists, sisters find ‘new freedom’ in Montreal"

White House OKd spying on allies, U.S. intelligence officials say

Barack Obama to campaign for Terry McAuliffe

Should I keep someone else's kitten?

doggie thriller

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow points out the similarities between Rand Paul’s talk in Virginia about Gattaca

Republican developer Don Huffines says he’ll challenge Senate veteran John Carona from the right

I'm cracking up about my mother. 89 in 1 month. And funny without even trying.

NSA Defender Feinstein Blasts Spying on Allies

Halloween costume tip #1

Mike Jones ruled out after non-goal in Norwich City/Cardiff City match

WORLD SERIES WATCH: Red Sox win 3-1 to take 3-2 Series lead back to Boston for Game 6

Somehow, Marilyn Tavenner still has backers

DU Mentioned on 'De Hoax Wijzer' (Dutch site??) as a 'conspiracy theory' site

My nephew is starting to take on a sense of humor like mine

Jon Stewart mocked my congresscritter~Pete Olson

Is It Smart to Believe in God?

UC’s Largest Union Begins 3-Day Labor Strike Vote

Larry Sabato: A Democratic Tide in Virginia

Fracking is not a native issue: Canadians speak out against US company fracking.

ObamaCare depends on Jack, Chrissy and Janet signing up. Otherwise Mr. Furley's premiums will stay s

Lester, Red Sox beat Cards, lead World Series 3-2

AP Source: U.S. Considering Ending Spying On Allied Heads Of State

Nevada GOPer Says He'd Vote For Slavery If That's What His Constituents Wanted

Jon Stewart Blasts the Horrible Obamacare Rollout: 'So Sick of this Sh*t'

Jon Stewart Reams Obama for 'Total Ignorance' of What White House is Actually Up To

Barking dogs may have sparked Arizona family slaying

Column-Democrats: It's the States, Stupid (Part 2)

Need help finding old Texas Monthly magazine

Photo: Checkpoint cops point guns at motorists

Alabama joins EWTN in new lawsuit against Obamacare contraception mandate

Climate, Environment, and Conservation: Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks at National Energy Action

My eyes are up here

I think the Mafia should apply for tax-exempt status under the NFL's rationale.

Oliver Stone's JFK, 50 Reasons for 50 Years, Episode 45

Chris Christie apparently good for education...

Layne Redmond - Percussionist, Teacher, Bee Priestess

Political Truth, The Media and the Assassination, 50 Reasons for 50 Years, Episode 46

LGBT campaigner and Holocaust survivor Sharley McLean dies aged 90

LGBT campaigner and Holocaust survivor Sharley McLean dies aged 90

Sword of Truth series?

Michael Moore opens his big mouth...

The Worst Online Dating Site:

Amanda Renteria for Congress

Tino Rossi, great crooner of the 1930s

Need advice on how to talk to a friend about her driving home after drinking.

Gecko that looks like a leaf among new species found in Australia's 'lost world'

Reposting from LBN:


OK. Time for a little imagination.

Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "Willful Blindness"

Can Eminent Domain Be Used to Avert a Foreclosure Mess?

It had to happen, eventually....

Supreme Court Cases For Dummies: US History Review - VIDEO

Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis tribute to Lou Reed - "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'"

Any classic radio fans? 298 episodes of Dragnet available free online

Supreme Court Cases For Dummies: US History Review - VIDEO

Banksy op-ed rejected by NYT

US says it will use secret surveillance evidence in court, opening door for ACLU challenge

Warren backs medical marijuana ‘with the right restrictions’

Tea Party - The Next Generation

Trayvon's mom to testify (today, Tuesday) before a Senate committee on stand-your-ground laws

Wendy Davis for Texas Governor!!! Okay DU it's your turn now.

Former Leader of Japan: Fukushima disaster is “most severe accident in the history of mankind”

Dianne Feinstein breaks ranks: ‘I am totally opposed’ to NSA spying on allies

Defense Department seeks to implant devices capable of stimulating depressed soldiers’ brains in rea

Obama May Ban Spying on Heads of Allied States

Couple arrested after child found in car boot in France.

JP Morgan finds new executive talent with a convicted Bank of America criminal

Florida Supreme Court to hear medical marijuana argument as supporters, opponents prepare to debate

Florida Supreme Court to hear medical marijuana argument as supporters, opponents prepare to debate

America’s Secret 4th Branch of Government: The NSA kept even Obama in the Dark

The American Quagmire in Afghanistan by the Numbers (21,565 US Troops Dead or Wounded)

Ending boycott, Israel to attend UN human rights hearing.

Meet 3 Master Manipulators of America's Oligarchy

Jack Abramoff: An Insider s View on Corruption

I started a blog

Portland, ME: Big Oil's Bid to Crush Small Town Stand Against Tar Sands

I had to change policies and doctors yesterday.

Find something to be happy about today (Tuesday Oct 29, 2013)

What is this called?

With JPMorgan Under Spotlight, Growing Calls to Jail the Banksters

I'm about to Go Postal.

Tuesday Toon Roundup 1- Obstructionist party

I just might have to go out on Halloween

Lawyers Advise Toronto Police to Arrest Dick Cheney “as a Person Suspected of Authorizing Torture

Tuesday Toon Roundup 2- Who spies on the spies

Giant Triplets!

Tuesday Toon Roundup 3- The Rest

He must be thinking about re-election...

Fuk-‘hush’-ima: Japan’s new state secrets law gags whistleblowers, raises press freedom fears

NSA review panel to present Obama with dossier on surveillance reforms

Apple's earnings fall despite rising iPhone sales

City: Odor from Sriracha chili plant a nuisance

Google expands sales of Internet-connected glasses

If Obama Is the Spy, Then It’s Not a Crime

Polio outbreak in northeast Syria risks spreading, WHO says.

The Looming Space Junk Crisis: It’s Time to Take Out the Trash

Dutch museums identify 139 likely Nazi looted art.

The US Spying Scandal

Shot and Killed at Work? It Happened to 375 People Last Year

Noam Chomsky: How the U.S.-Mexico Border Is Cruel by Design

Obvious question now for Obama, with his new concern, what more can he learn from Ed Snowden?

So the headlines/ledes this morning's theme is 2 million loose their health insurance policies

The Number of Billionaires Is Growing Across the Planet, as Global Inequality Spreads

Russia to Demand Upfront Payment From Ukraine For Gas.

Huge Food Stamp Cut Goes Into Effect Friday

Wingtip modifications will save Alaska Airlines $20 million annually

Fasting at Least Twice a Week Seen as Alzheimer’s Hedge

McAuliffe opens up double-digit lead over Cuccinelli in Virginia governor’s race

Key quote ...

6 Health Benefits of Drinking Beer :-)

Jay Paterno eyeing 5th district congressional run, Democrats say

North Dakota Oil Spill Spotlights Obama Delay on Rules

Medicare Part B premiums for 2014 hold steady

Health Policies Canceled in Latest Hurdle for Obamacare

"Sex is not about fun."

Healthcare dot gov red state error message

The European far-right is growing (by adopting "left" polices).

Where do our sons learn not to go to the doctors? Does that now create a social burden?

BP flexes computing muscle in search for oil

Pope shutdown recovery slow

The Republican health plan: "Let him die". Remember?

Texas Killing Spree: Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. Arrested For Arson, 5 Slayings

Congress ended the government shutdown, but ...

Howard Dean Gives S.E. Cupp Taste Of Fact-Based Reality

Navy's giant, stealthy new destroyer gets hull wet

Somewhere in your neighborhood tonight ....

Construction starts on U.S. base in Romania

listening to Bonnie Raitt & Live In Montreux '77 .

IKE talks about Security

US military dedicates first national monument to combat dogs

This day in 1929: Black Tuesday

I have cats and kids and saw this sign at TJ Maxx last week

Ed King meets Unknown Hinson in Nashville

5 highly polluted urban areas you don’t want to live if you can help it{images warning}

What's your Tea Party name?

French Baguette

Iranian reform campaigner is jailed

Communities can monitor forests 'as well as experts'

Does anyone know where I can find a Che Guevara...

Swaddling resurgence 'damaging hips', surgeon warns

THE HAND OF FATE from Gin and Tacos

Gardening 'linked to longer lives'

It's funny that Obama and Clinton can campaign for Mcauliffe but not Buono

Porcine formation at 30,000 feet - Larry Summers : "Austerity sucks!"

Obama, Congress Owe Snowden Thanks, and a Pardon

Surfer may have now just broken record for riding the biggest wave

Post here when you see it

black and white

Bomb found at Stormont Castle in Belfast

Killer Storm: Hurricane-Force Winds Batter Germany

Pickle toss, gravy sauce, gravitas. . . . Please come CAPTION Dick Cheney!!!

Appearances and Reality: Merkel Balks at EU Privacy Push

Lou Reed remembered: Saved the day by headlining Daily News critic's union fund-raiser

A new 'expert' on health policy has debuted on WSJ Monday:

A Four-Point “Scorecard” for the Budget Talks

US military dedicates first national monument to combat dogs (X-post from Pets)

My latest LTTE as it appeared in print--

Do you think Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a HORRIBLE DNC Chair person ?

Pentagon loses the fat through liposuction

These Portraits Of Shelter Dogs Looking For Homes Will Melt Your Heart

Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University

Seen on another message board in regards to police...

105-yr-old celebrates diploma & 70 yrs of marriage

I have become a giraffe.

The President said: "You can keep your current insurance policy."

Yves Smith on JPMorgan: "I've seldom seen a financial story where there’s been so much misreporting"

Boehner Hoping To Remain Leader Of Republican Parties

Tea Party Congressman Listens To Constituent Who Wears Thomas Jefferson Costume Everywhere

ok the monkey hearings are getting ready to start

Insurers Tell Congress: Beware Rate Shock If Obamacare Enrollment Extended

I was curious about a local radio news item here in IN about this BS about

Joe Manchin and Mark Pryor are the only two Democratic holdouts on ENDA

My first question if I were on the Congressional panel:

when zombies meet fox news


Heart: All the political cartoonists seem to agree

Yeah! "All Hail Unregulated Poultry"

Why not repeal the Patriot Act?

First trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past

Think Progress debunked NBC's report on insurance cancellations, and there is more

High praise: Republican Senator calls Harry Reid an 'absolute asshole'

Take an adorable baby, add a creative mother =awwwwwwwww

GOP Gov. Kasich Says There 'Seems To Be A War On The Poor'

Sriracha Factory Under Fire For Fumes; City Sues

Excellent article about Andy Lopez shooting

Fukushima: “Usual suspects in Japan are getting richer… at the expense of public safety”

Rachel Maddow - Where'd you get your speech, Rand?

How wrong can a man be about womens work? Hugely

Investigations opened into vigilante murder of man mistaken for paedophile

Rand Paul Plagiarized Speech From Wikipedia (Rachel Maddow)

Today is National Cat Day! Thought you'd want to know.

Big Food puts up big $$$ to fight the GMO labeling initiative in Washington state

French group sues Lagerfeld over ‘fat’ slurs

TPM - A Doozie

Fall eating habits

police smell meth - raid house, kill 80 year old man find no meth.

8 Scary Facts About The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Should someone with no left arm be forced to subsidize someone else's right arm surgery?

Dog owner's testicles bitten off by pitbull

Democratic Underground Banned From Reddit/Politics Forum

Lawsuit: MTA bus driver calls Muslim boy, 10, 'terrorist' and denies him ride

Baby Girl Gets All Emotional Listening to Her Mother Sing

John Birch Society thread


Housing Prices in U.S. Cities Rise by Most Since Early 2006

Obamacare Is Radically Changing The Individual Insurance Market — And That’s A Very Good Thing

Turkey's Bosphorus tunnel to open sub-sea Asia link

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Slumps by Most Since August 2011

Paul Ryan has an odd ACA concern...

Photojournalist Documents America's Manufacturing Base Gone to Scavenging Scrap Metal

Save the bees----sponsor a hive!

Michael Froman on Pacific trade deal: ‘Not all demands will be met’

About this screening of gun buyers?

Why is Mike Matheny pitching to David Ortiz?

No Possibility-Zero-None:That Obama, Cameron, Hollande & Merkel Did NOT Know & Participate In Spying

NYT: Commuting’s Hidden Cost

Choosing Murder: The True Nature of the System Laid Bare

Ms. Taverner was quite please with Rep. Neal's comment:

There is no God!!! The Jonas Brothers Officially Split: ‘We’re Closing a Chapter’

9/11 Suspects Can’t Mention Torture during Trial Testimony because Their Torture is Classified

A Different Kind of Shutdown: What if progressives took a page from the Tea Party?

Could you immagine if a 2nd Amendment Type had been shot

Ok, its gorgeous....but what IS it?

Question about being "forced to purchase health coverage"

And Ode to Rand Paul

Beneath the ugly Civil War aspect, Republican ACA nit-picking is useful

Paul Ryan: Budget negotiations are for cutting federal pensions, not corporate tax loopholes

Pic Of The Moment: Rand Paul Visits Virginia In Effort To Swing Libertarians To Cuccinelli

Is Paul Ryan a "Concern Troll"?

McCrory Rejects Call for Special Session to Expand Medicaid

What's everyone reading these days?


Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Veers Off Course As Gov. Rick Snyder Takes Stand

Happy National Cat Day!!!!

Ted Cruz on Cheney Hunting Incident: ‘Look, It Happens’

What's for Dinner? ~ Tuesday Oct 29th

Kerry: Failing To Explore Talks With Iran ‘Would Be The Height Of Irresponsibility’

Tiny bits of plastic are getting from your face cream to your stomach—via the Great Lakes

Beatles fans reunite to recreate Ringo Starr's famous 1964 photograph

Are healthcare costs increasing or decreasing?

I had no idea cell phones were so well built: Cellphone saves Florida gas station clerk from bullet

Nobody wants a job cleaning up Japan’s devastated Fukushima nuclear reactor for some reason

NIXON '74: 'Without adequate health care, no one can make full use of his/her talents/opportunities'

The Republican Alternative to Obamacare

Go Teabaggers, Go! Bag Ye A Turtle Man in Ol' Kentucky.

4 comets converging on inner solar system!

Calif. GOP garners donations from unions

Debbie Wasserman Shultz's hubby wants me to donate to her because the Republicans

Fake Jerry Jones 2013 Week 8 Recap - Jerry really hates Halloween

By Josh Eidelson:“We’d be picking workers up off the street”: Andrew Cuomo’s next liberal reckoning

Lewisham Hospital: Appeal Court overrules Jeremy Hunt

10 Of The Worst-Paying Jobs In Fashion Retail

Tell Maximus Coffee to Treat its Workers Fairly! (on strike sign the E petition)

Texas Murder Spree: Charles Brownlow arrested on suspicion of killing 5 people in 4 different locati

Moody's: Economic Benefit of Various Stimulus Provisions

Diplomats: DRC's M23 'finished'

in a little less than 12 hours, I will cease to be...

Chrissy From Three's Company Pens Error-Riddled WSJ Op-ed Calling Obamacare a Socialist Ponzi Scheme

Now the Series goes back to a place where exciting baseball is played.

McAullife (D) 51% - Cucinelli (R) 39%

BIG news! (DCCC)

Judges in Egypt Brotherhood's trial quit

GD strike petititon needs some love & an R!

Having Conquered Cellulite, Suzanne Somers Takes On Obamacare

What is the easiest Timeline software out there?

SCOTUS women portrait unveiled

Why This Woman's Health Care Plan Costs 994% More Under Obamacare

VERY late to the party, but finally got an iPhone (first-ever smartphone, too!)

A Different Kind of Shutdown: What if progressives took a page from the Tea Party?

Climate change pact signed by California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia

WSJ stunner: "Phone records in European outcry collected by European intelligence services, Not NSA"

Mike Enzi Stands By Dick Cheney 'Fishing Buddies' Story

Sean Penn: Congress has 'Mental Health Problem' (Ted Cruz/Tea Party)

Christie Won't Commit To Another Full Term

Scramble to fix site heightens security risks

Miami Heat to Wear Special Gold Jerseys, 'Ring Collection' Warmups for Opener

McConnell Slams 'Outrageous' Plan To De-Weaponize Debt Ceiling

Kansas diners leave homophobic note instead of tip

Sox hatred at its hilarious, over-the-top best

ACS vs people who already have health insurance

GOP Produces Hilarious Mac/PC Commercials That Are Not At All Full Of And Based On Dumb Lies

Can we consider the option of just telling the whole truth?

Red and Yellow Striped Cotton Cardigan. Ladies Petite. Hand knit.

Young white supremacists gather in D.C. to talk Ayn Rand, race and IQ, economic collapse

A huge victory for GOP’s “whites-only” coalition

Why is it fair for men to pay more for auto insurance?

Study reveals people physically take pleasure in others pain

Suzanne Somers’ Anti-Obamacare Op-Ed in the WSJ Is at 3 Corrections and Counting…

Nixon proposed today’s Affordable Care Act - By Robert Reich

Arizona water company sues customer for defamation over Facebook video

How Ted Cruz could hurt the right and help Chris Christie in 2016

Help re Ghostery

Papantonio: U.S. Chamber Hosts Annual Tort Reform Conference

NBC Nightly News - John Force wins unprecedented 16th NHRA Fuel Funny Car World Championship

How the GOP lost Virginia

I am going to be a jobs bill for Halloween

In case you were wondering 'whatever happened to grovelbot?' ....

Interstellar Castle

Honest question: Does anyone actually *like* their for-profit health insurance company?

ACA: Setting aside the issue of cost.

Don Siegelman's friend: ‘Legal Schnauzer’ blogger arrested for contempt of court, resisting arrest

If you want a healthcare system where you can just insure and pay for some medical issues

NEW Bourne Movie Rips the Cover off of NSA Spying Scandal

Kindness is Magic

Report: Milk Could Skyrocket To $8 A Gallon If Farm Bill Not Passed

Packard factory in Detroit could be home to modular home builder

Tech world abuzz over mystery barges in Maine, SF

State Department Rejects Graham’s Demand for Benghazi Witnesses

Barking dogs may have provoked Ariz. family slaying

Warning Graphic content: Tom DeLay: I’m back and I’m on a mission from God

Beinart: Sam’s Club Republicans Vs. the Tea Party

Elizabeth Warren Destroys Financial Crisis Myth: "I think it’s time to drop that red herring."

Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k

Should people who wouldn't know solidarity if it bit them in the ass have to buy the same insurance

When Did ‘To Serve & Protect’ Become ‘To Seize & Profit?’

Top intelligence officials called to testify on NSA surveillance programs

Stand With Peacock Producers (“I support Peacock producers unionizing. #MSNBC hosts should, too!)

Elizabeth Warren Destroys Financial Crisis Myth

JFK on American Exceptionalism.

"Jesus turned no one away."

Another View: Americans' appetite for Amtrak service growing

Voters to decide six constitutional amendments

Would anyone complain about a tax-funded single-payer healthcare system that covered pregnancy,

Roaster Oven Pot Roast for 10

Democratic Congressman Blows Up At GOP During Obamacare Hearing: ‘Are You Really Serious?’

Dick Cheney says Iraq War was worth it because - NOW WE KNOW - they didn't have WMDs

DEC extends public comment period on LNG facilities

Suzan Johnson Cook defends her work on religious freedom and explains why she left

More than Zucchini

They've definitely fixed some website glitches.

Wendy Davis Held Up While Voting Due To New Voter Suppression Law

So, Obama needs Edward Snowden to be fully informed. Can it be true?

African-Americans & Less Educated Are More Likely To Receive Lower-Quality Kidneys, Study Finds

This is for the Walking Dead fans.

The One Person I Know Who Belongs to the Tea Pary Is Wealthy

New York probing Macy's, Barneys 'shop-and-frisk' claims

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Abortion Law Unconstitutional

Christians in Iran Reportedly Sentenced to 80 Lashes for Drinking Wine During Communion

Christians in Iran Reportedly Sentenced to 80 Lashes for Drinking Wine During Communion

Koch-roaches at it again

Toon: You are both such phonies!! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!!

NY Post must face bias lawsuit linked to Obama chimp cartoon

Today is National Cat Day

The Manufacturer Of Sriracha Hot Sauce Is Being Sued For Odors Coming From Factory

How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt by Naomi Klein

New super zoom from Olympus.

Hampshire College Cancels Performance From Band "Afrobeat" For Being "Too White"

Russell Brand Voting Video Goes Viral, Misses Key Point

New Zealand Govt not upfront on Trans-Pacific Partnership, says Labour

Karl Lagerfeld Sued For Comment About Curvy Women On Catwalks

Exclusive: Obama orders curbs on NSA spying on U.N. headquarters

Reid's Office Responds To Coburn's 'A--hole' Comment

Schulz v Silver contract

Seattle’s Cheezburger delivering kittens, plus cupcakes

Low Wage McDonald's Suggests Getting Food Stamps & Medicaid

“Riots always begin typically the same way”: Food stamp shutdown looms Friday

Obama administration breaks through years of delay on new worker protections

DEAD SEXY - Book One of the "Viral Schemes" Series

Life is good.

NSA chief defends its spying programs

In The News Today

Gig photos from a house party Saturday night...

If You Distrust Vaccines, You're More Likely to Think NASA Faked the Moon Landings And...

Mass Shootings (data graphic)

Istanbul not Constantinople, Istanbul not Constantinople

New kittie that is adopting us... UPDATE

European spy services shared phone data with US: NSA

Half of single young adults eligible for the Health Insurance could get coverage for $50 or less

Hey DUers Here Is An Update On My SSI Appeal

Trick or Treat

Current challenge: Convincing customers that cheap Websites = crap

At Stand Your Ground Hearing, Ted Cruz Argues Florida Law Helps African-Americans

Pumpkin pic post... post your precocious pumpkin pics

U.S. spy chief says allies spy on America's leaders, intelligence services

TKO-Sen Reid's Response To Sen Coburn's comment Monday in which he called Reid an "absolute a--hole"

Biblical health care and the article that wasn’t

LOL:Senate Dems propose making McConnell debt limit plan permanent, so of course McConnell says 'no'

Do employees at auto maintenance places get a reward for selling auto parts that have

Potentially Dangerous Fracking Pipelines Being Built In New York City - Julianna Forlano Discusses

Wisconsin Reporter says new John Doe investigation focused on conservative groups

The Rude Pundit - Very Brief: New Jersey Democrats in Congress Are Sick of GOP Bullshit on Obamacare

World Ecuador President Mulls Taking Assange Case to UN Court

Well, here's the definitive DC map

Teacher Suspended for ‘Racist’ Rant Against ‘Ghetto’ Trick-or-Treaters

We remember all those who we lost in Super Storm Sandy one year ago today.

Check out the World Clock Stats

Biblical Health Care: The article that wasn’t

Papantonio: Retirement Security At Risk

Obama's "You can keep your plan" failed to anticipate how much Americans love cheap crappy plans

Marquette Poll: Scott Walker faces close reelection race in 2014

Here Is What’s Wrong...About Obama Knowing That Your Health Care Policy Would Get Cancelled

Four Women Pass Marine Corps Infantry Test For The First Time

Stormy Monday, 10/28/13

Krugman Trolls Deficit Hawks With One Amazing Chart

Rockland brush fire spreads to 85 acres

Perhaps it is all wishful thinking - But if Bernie Sanders did run for President in 2016 - would you


Anyone know what happened to one_voice?

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Vitamin String Quartet

God help me, but I was just thinking about our 2016 Presidential prospects and got happy

The best article on how to make a sandwich you'll ever read

Congressman Bill Pascrell Explodes On Repubican. Are You Really Serious? (VIDEO)

"The scandal continues!" . . . Please come CAPTION Benghazi huckster Joseph diGenova!!!

Thom Hartmann: Frack You! Dick….

In 1915, I could buy a Model T for $440 ($10,000 in 2013 dollars),

Maternity care

Was it Predictable that Insurance Companies would behave a Certain Way?

We'd be better off if Obama WAS a Marxist.

US Congress Held Hearing for Family of Grandma Killed by Drone--Only 5 SHOWED UP!!

Why Young People Are Losing Faith in American Politics

Mia Farrow's brother gets 10 years in sex abuse case

Does anyone else hate the new Yahoo email??

Thom Hartmann: Jennifer Beals Leads the "Stroller Brigade" Against Toxic Chemicals

Sylvester Stallone: "I'm a much better painter than I am an actor"

Troubled Fort Calhoun nuke plant reaches repair milestone

NSA Officials Admit: ‘We’re Screwed Now’ After Senator Feinstein’s Statement

Ohio Governor Defies G.O.P. With Defense of Social Safety Net.

The White House is always on the defensive. Why don't they know how or when to attack? NT

NYC top cop Kelly shouted down at Brown University

Has Anyone In The MSM Commented On The Fact We're In Open Enrollment For Medicare Now.....

Portland State University offers 'guarantee' students can graduate in 4 years, with caveats

27 GOP Senators 'Disapprove' Of Their Own Vote To Raise Debt Ceiling

Can Anyone Follow This Right-Wing Logic?

Argentina's media empire Clarín told to sell off holdings by supreme court

Syria dismisses top official who reportedly met with American

How to Cut the Poverty Rate in Half (It's Easy)

Good Read - "Separating the day's myths and realities on Obamacare"

Medical bills prompt more than 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies; 78% had (crappy) insurance

More men are raped in the US than women, figures on prison assaults reveal...

Process Issue During Sign-Up for Covered CA (Obamacare)

Dumb Criminals: Convicted Identity Theif Ate Debit Card To Hide Evidence

Allegiant Airlines Delays Flight As Long As It Would Take Most Passengers To Drive To Destination

Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University

If you are planning to back HRC in '16, is it because...

Wendy Davis had to sign an affidavit before she could vote!

Ads on The Ed Show

[Jesse] Jackson Jr. assigned to minimum security section of prison

Statement of NLRB Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce on the Senate Confirmation of Richard F. Griffin

The Ten Dumbest Fan Bases in America

O'Connor performs same-sex wedding at high court

LOL! "CNN has uncovered..."

Lance Alworth, NFL Hall of Famer, gets Super Bowl ring back 25 years after it was stolen

Cell phone takes bullet for gas station clerk

Senate Democrats Introduce Bill That Would End Republican Debt Ceiling Hostage Taking

I think I found the totally right campaign song for a real democrat!

I really liked this Twilight Zone actress when I was a kid

It's time for a single-payor, Canadian style health system!!!

Endless caption possibilities for these photos...

Watch this baby get all emotional listening to her mom sing

Why the fuck is Dick Cheney crawling out of his cave

Is Ted Cruz the biggest A-HOLE to have ever disgraced our U.S. Senate?

"I would... explain to them the real issues" Tavenner (2:40) to Camp (R- MI)

I had CNN on and Wolf Blitzer

Where do I look to shut off remote access to my computer?

Conrad Murray completes jail time for killing Michael Jackson

Christian Science Church In Illinois Looks Exactly Like A Penis (Oops?)

Suspicious Package ‘Cleared’ Near Bush Library

College Town Closing in On Squirrel Caught Vandalizing Professor’s Bicycle

Gardner preps for his questioning of Sibelius

Let's hope more people sign up

If I was Sabrina Martin I would have slapped the shit out of Ted Cruz

Ballon d'or shortlist

For all our trolls:

Thinking clearly about what a decrease in SS benefits would mean to majority of country.

Urban Cleansing by Class: The Perfect Crime

Lets put the bullshit concerning causes for economic meltdown to bed....Permanently!!

But who among us has not invented a Churchill quote while simultaneously mistaking a dog for a horse

how the fuck did Suzanne Sommers get to be an expert on healcare and insurance?

McCain: ENDA Could Lead To 'Busing,' 'Reverse Discrimination

I would support Bernie Sanders in a primary, because I agree with him. But then, if he failed ...

When we vote in the US, we choose between the Democratic Party and insanity, or a close cousin

worst psa ever

China investigating Uighur suspects in Tiananmen Square blaze

McAuliffe dominating Cuccinelli in fundraising

Poll: Safety is Job one.

Little girl in GA was bullied and had her hair pulled so badly part of her scalp came loose.

Obama Nominee Loathed By Republicans Gets Confirmed (for general counsel at the NLRB)

If CNN was as focused on Bush's Iraq WMD claims as they are on the ACA website...

This is what airline pilots USED to know.

Computer Glitches - HAHAHA!!! That's all they got.

GOP Rep: Obama 'Ought To Reimburse The American People' For Website Repairs

Okla. court: state law bans all medical abortions

Kenyan soldiers jailed for Westgate looting

Dem congressman to GOPer at Obamacare hearing: “Are you really serious!?”

Costa Concordia trial: Captain's lover was on bridge

South Africa: Nelson Mandela coup plotters sentenced

In New York, Connecticut and Ohio, Students Demand an End to Gender Violence

Remember Beirut??

White House email: Less than a cable bill (ACA coverage)

Rabobank fined $1bn over Libor

Why should I pay to insure the dang newborns? They NEVER pay ANY premiums!!11!!


My apologies to Dr Hook.

Who should control our platform for 2016? the rank-and-file, or just the nominee?

Sean Hayes doesn’t owe us an apology for not coming out

What should our basic foreign policy position be for the 2016 campaign?

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Russia Breaks 'Zero Waste' Olympic Pledge

Robert Parry: Neocons Push Israeli-Saudi Alliance

That's Not What She Said? 7 Quotes You May Be Getting Wrong

Happy Reformation Day!

27 GOP Senators 'Disapprove' Of Their Own Vote To Raise Debt Ceiling

"Party Girl" 1958 Gangster Flick - Cyd Charisse Dance (amazing)

Statement by President Obama on the One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Ted Cruz advises Trayvon Martin’s mom to just chill and take one for Team Black

Why should I pay for sickle cell? I'm not black!

Forever Friends

Germany: Spying Fallout: Conservative Calls for End of Data Pact

since DU is apparently banned from that ridiculous "reddit", wouldn't it be appropriate to remove

It isn't that I'm not a people person,

Republicans need to grow one..

Why doesn't the government subsidize the folks that had their insurance "canceled"?

China suspects Uighur separatists in incident..........

Are you starting to understand why people are deeply concerned about what is going on at Fukushima?

Why should I pay for brain surgery?

Doug Ireland, Radical Journalist: 1946 – 2013

I am old and feeling the need to tell my story-but don't know where to start

The Aurora Australis, as seen from the International Space Station

Late night at the clinic, catching up on paperwork. How's everybody doing?