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Archives: October 4, 2013

Grover Norquist: Cruz pushed House Republicans into traffic and wandered away +MUST SEE PIX!

It's time to start digging up the truth of these low grade ReTHUGs

I must say how impressed I am with Dem/WH reactions to GOP stupidity

Estas Tonne

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Neo Geo

GOP poisons ObamaCare, then claims it's sick - an editorial to remember

Biggest extortionists

Buttering Trio - Little Goat

The movie called: "Parkland" is coming out tomorrow

So, which website looks better ? 1991 Cern one or 1998-era Freep one ?

During shutdown, Senator Al Franken will donate his pay to the hungry.

Capitol Hill Shooting Update: Miriam Carey, 34, Dental Hygienist suffered from Mental Illness

Furloughed Federal Workers To Receive Prestigious Award For Work They're Currently Barred From Doing

man... and i wanted to say. wow, rag.... ass.

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Friday, 4 October 2013

Disclosure - When A Fire

Russian Court struck down one of their bigoted laws!

US banks fearing default stock up on cash

Gov't Crackdown on Golden Dawn Won't Defeat Greek Fascism

Words I'm waiting for

Is there a list of these 30 to 40 Republican Teabag Congressmen who shut down the U.S. Government?

Really?? You need your paycheck??

More on the Human Chain against Social Security cuts

Why is this gap-toothed moron, Farenthold, on my TV again?

Rep. Farenthold idiot from Texas!

Has GOP Already Defeated Obamacare? State Opt-Outs Leave Millions of Poor Without Insurance 1 of 2

The Ed Show - Right-wing media downplaying gov shutdown

The Ed Show - GOP uses shutdown as chance for vet photo ops

Fox News Poll Finds Disapproval Of GOP Skyrocketing After They Shut Down Government

Has GOP Already Defeated Obamacare? State Opt-Outs Leave Millions of Poor Without Insurance 2 of 2

Cyber Schools Fleece Taxpayers for Phantom Students and Failing Grades

Meet my TeaBagger - Shutdown Edition

Cruz triple-dog dared him and Boehner is left with his tongue stuck to the flagpole

Italian Senate committee likely to start Berlusconi expulsion process

Univision's "Breaking Bad" Remake Trailer

Think it is OK if I mishear the name?

Salute to NOAA and the NWS!


The Bottom Line: 800,000 Federal Workers NEED Their Paychecks Too!

Lone Pine Resources Files Outrageous NAFTA Lawsuit Against Fracking Ban

PITTSBURGH: Too Many Customers Overwhelm Obamacare Website

LOL! NBC Nightly News aired the Neugebauer FAIL ....

Mandatory Thursday Malloy Truthseeker Check In!! Breakdown

The White House is asking for input on how the shutdown is affecting you, at its website...

Monsanto’s Losses Widen as Seed Sales Decline

Digital piracy not harming entertainment industries: study

Non-essential (cartoon)

Papantonio: Crazy Pays Off For Tea Bag Republicans

Center for American Progress budget wonk: ‘We’ve already essentially adopted that Ryan budget’

Uh-Oh...Shutdown Means No NFL Games for Deployed Troops

Scandal - For crap phuck's sake! - no spoilers....

Watching Thursday Night Football. Now I mean no disrespect, but

The Pentagon's Italian Spending Spree

Can John Boehner be trusted to keep his word??

How Bruce Springsteen Killed Music For Me

Anybody heard of ransomware threat? From Steve Marmel on fb

An Open Letter To Bill de Blasio

I'm going camping tomorrow.

Bombshell from Dana Bash on Anderson Cooper

Good tweet by Andy Borowitz

Look at this member's profile!

Conservative activist has a "pre-existing condition..."

Happy 21st anniversary, Barack & Michelle!

What is going to happen as Republicans enroll via the ACA exchanges...

John Boehner reneged on an agreement with Harry Reid over a "clean" spending bill

MFM opened a veterinarian's office!

Is it a privilege to be able to stay at home and not work?

Elizabeth Warren on the government shut down

The Government Shutdown Explained in One Candid Quote

U.S. judge blocks New York credit card surcharge law

Small drone crashes into New York City sidewalk (video)

Oh my freaking God! It's all Obama's fault.

Human Chain against the Chained CPI

Harry Reid: Boehner couldn't deliver (Boehner reneged on the clean CR agreement)

We are witnessing the death throes of a political party...

Fasano votes for Democrat to fill his former Pasco House seat

Branson’s Shepherd of the Hills outdoor drama shuts for good after 54 seasons, blames ACA

NOT SHOCKED: Five States With the Worst Food Insecurity (hunger) are “Right-to-Work” States

GOP Donors Revolt Against Republican-Led Government Shutdown

Debbie Wasserman Schultz says federal shutdown is projected to cost the economy $10 billion per week

Please someone explain to me: Why doesn't Obama go on national TV to expose these lunatics?

Republican Traitors Draped in Tea Keep Their Promise to Break the Government

"We will not be disrespected. "We have to get something out of this"

Robert Parry: America’s Government by Extortion

The President should go on TV and have a talk with Republican voters....

Brazil’s Challenge to US Dominance

Don't you just love Steve Schmidt (Last Word - Lawrence O'Donnell)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Shooting near U.S. Capitol - Alhurra TV #capitolshooting

"Harry Reid, who was himself once a capitol police officer ...

Ted Cruz Ripped By GOP Senators Over Selfish Strategy

Data, credit card numbers for 2.9 million Adobe users stolen

"Why Boehner doesn’t just ditch the hard right"

Just 'cause we miss him so much (kinda like we miss strep throat), some classic Dimson......

Female teacher who has sex with male students gets probation

Teachers, Firefighters, and Police Picket Local Government Center

Isn't there a law against coup attempts?

Keiser Report: Side Effects of Cameron's Ponzi

Bloomberg: President Obama cancels trip to APEC summit.

Obama seizes on GOP remarks to blame Tea Party for shutdown

These aren't new, but they are very well put together. 41 min vid of Being Honest About Religion;

Reid: Boehner backed out of deal

"The truth is, Americans love Obamacare"

Does anyone know what kind of capacity servers are operating at?

What's The Video That CNN Has Of McConnell & What Looks Like Rand Paul?...

Help arrives for cancer patient stranded after canceled trial

"it presents a real danger to the Republican future: will give the Democrats a lock..."

how the chamber of commerce et al lost control of their brownshirts

Actually I was referring to Democrats in General...

Raul Ruiz defends stopgap vote after Democratic uproar

Rorschach test time

Interesting Take

Could what the republicans are doing be called extortion?

Max Keiser on shutdown: America one giant hedge fund & world's greatest soap opera

Scientists generate first map of clouds on an exoplanet

New York City Opera Files for Bankruptcy

Hot Mic Catches Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Discussing Their Actual Government Shutdown Concerns

Explain this to a Canadian (2 dollar bills)

Matt Damon visits CSUN to introduce NYU professor Diane Ravitch

The Atlantic - "The Republican Hardliners Aren't Conservatives, They're Radicals"

how the chamber of commerce et al lost control of their brownshirts

Looking for signatures on petition

Mexico Police Clash With Protesters Opposing Pena Nieto Plan

Shutdown Backfires: New Poll Shows Democrats Opening Big Midterm Lead 43-34

They couldn't shoot out the tires? Did this have to end with a woman's death infront of a child.

Bloomberg: President Obama cancels trip to APEC summit

House GOPer: 'I Need My Paycheck' During Shutdown

WND birther lets Cruz off the hook...

Police Look for Pot Farmers Who Damaged Native Archaeological Site

3 senior Obama administration officials reiterate that Obama will NOT negotiate and will NOT budge

"Obama cancels APEC trip over US shutdown"

Quite simply, why "It's both sides' fault" is complete bullshit...

Ted Cruz is a liberal sabotare

California health insurance exchange still lacks doctor search tool

Good casual travel shoes?


Ezra Klein - "How the White House sees the shutdown (and debt ceiling!) fight"

Jon Stewart Absolutely Demolishes Fox News' 'Sh*t-Eating' Shutdown Coverage (Thursday night edition)

Charles Blow sums it up: "Obamacare is the bright red line in House Republicans’ dim world."

The Republican Party Cannot Stand By And Let Obamacare Destroy This Country - The onion

Wall Street: Odds of U.S. default close to zero

Missouri's love of capital punishment endangers all Americans


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You are the Speaker of the House: What do you do?

so interesting, really, to analyze the present situation

To those along the Gulf coast and TS Karen.

"Cost-saving adjustments to Social Security and Medicare" on the table again?

Did you know that...?

Harry Reid: "They don't believe in government, they're anarchists!"

Is this possible?

Thievery Comes After Carnage at Kenya Mall

Axis Of Evil 2013 (great toon)

Syrian Forces Are Starving a Town Hit by Chemical Weapons

You've gotta be kidding me: GOP Member Floats Ending Sequester In Exchange For SS and Medicare cuts

John Conyers hailed as 50-year warrior for the people

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

CREDO will send John Boehner a pacifier for every person who tells him to end the shutdown

Okay, TONIGHT I can stay up a little later. Anybody want to hang out?

Resting at a wayside inn with Will Shakespeare. Ask us anything...

TCM Schedule for Friday, October 4, 2013 -- Friday Night Spooklight

"Welcome to Colorado"

forecast says we could have 3-5 inches of snow on the ground by tomorrow night

happy happy

Erick Erickson is in full meltdown mode, issuing ugly threats at anyone who

The "My Congressman may be an idiot but" syndrome & how the GOP sufferred premature eruption

endless love

Stutzman got Stutzman'd today. An epic ass-whipping for the ages.

Hoax reveals 'Wild West' of open-access science journals

Wow. Charlie Chaplin speech well ahead of its time.

Thank you president obama for the ACA

The real boy crisis: 5 ways America tells boys not to be “girly” now this is the log in page..

Father disowns his daughter in a letter after she kicked her gay son out of the house

The American Conservative: Republicans are "a barking-mad pack of ideologues"

A better morning after

One thing the Republicans seem to grasp that our side doesn't.

I am getting sick and tired

Mainstream Media Fail; Public Schools Attacked by RWNJ; Orwellian "Saving Environment" Bill [VIDEO]

Mainstream Media Fail; Public Schools Attacked by RWNJ; Orwellian "Saving Environment" Bill [VIDEO]

What is love?

How about a cold glass of milk and some Oreos?

Hawaii County Council Committee Votes to Ban GMOs

"Our first hello and our last goodbye"

A few more pictures of my California grandchildren, just because I think they're beautiful.

Pentagon Spent $5 Billion on Weapons on the Eve of the Shutdown

What's for Dinner ~ Friday ~ Oct 4th

Find something to be happy about today (Friday Oct 4, 2013)

UN Atomic Energy Agency to visit Fukushima to review progress in clean up

Don't Call It the 'Tea Party' -- Its Real Name Is 'Libertarian Billionaire Agenda'

TCM Schedule for Saturday, October 5, 2013 - The Essentials: Walter Connolly

TCM Schedule for Sunday, October 6, 2013 - Tonight on TCM: The USS Reluctant

5 Industries That Are Mercilessly Robbing the American People

JK to fill in for Obama in Asia

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

Israeli court rejects Israeli nationality status

What would happen if 17 moderate republicans in Congress switched to Independents

American Religious Right and Russian Orthodox Leaders are Colluding in Putin’s Persecution of Gays

Ecuadorian Military Helicopter Allegedly Attacked On Colombian Border

Poor baby: Shutdown headache for Republican Speaker John Boehner

and then there is this cat...

Ex-US Navy officer wanted for murder dies in Chile

There's a plan to pay government employees going up in the house

Boehner: Obama Stubbornly Refusing to End Crisis I Created

"A soldier was buried this week"

Consumer Reports online tool for navigating ACA

Why Boehner is so dangerous: Darkness in Washington

How many more Palestinian women have to be murdered?

Faking Bad

The Daily Show does a masterful job taking on Fox and government shut down

Now this is a small dawg!

Susie Sampson: Government Shutdown Truth- Day 3

French lawmakers on both sides unite to spear Amazon

Shutdown Day 3: Food distributor stalled, charter boat captains docked

7 Signs America Has Regressed Back To the Harsh, Cruel 19th Century

The Shutdown in 10 Infuriating Sentences

It's simple. this whole mess is the result of white people voting badly.

30 Ways the Shutdown Is Already Screwing People

How the Press Helped Cause the GOP Shutdown

a Lot of the Libertarian Outrage Over Govt. Spying Is Just Shilling for Private Surveillance Biz


Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze needs to hold players accountable for insensitive behavior

Standoff between police, Syrian migrants in France

The GOP’s Shutdown Tab: One Billion Dollars and Counting

'Company A': the telecom that coached the FBI on how to spy on me

OPED - NY Times: THE government shutdown is the work of the so-called kamikaze caucus of about 40

There will be no negotiations over this!

Not seeing the "this post has been edited" message.

23andMe's 'build-a-baby' patent criticised

America the Pest

Walking 'cuts breast cancer risk'

Fukushima Autumn

Start a Discharge Petition for a Clean Continuing Resolution

Friday TOON Roundup 1: Standoff continues

Whither Michael Steele?

Friday TOON Roundup 2: End the Shutdown

OK - I Know How Many Days, Hrs, Min & Sec This Shutdown Has Been But How Much Has It Cost Us....

Friday TOON Roundup 3: The Rest

Morning Joe: Boehner may be doomed

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: We Won’t Be Fooled By Rigged Corporate Trade Agreements

Why exactly is Cruz getting all the heat?

OLE MISS HAS TO SUSPEND PLAYERS FOR GAY SLURS (a 'come to Jesus' rant by a TN sportswriter:

Man Who Found Boston Marathon Bomber Gets New Boat

THE ROVING EYE China: We don't do shutdowns

Woman in DC chase may have thought Obama was stalking her, sources say

On Morning Schmoe some woman is saying defaulting on debt no big deal

Afghan mineral wealth offers security or conflict

Afghanistan down the memory hole

What's Done is Done

Rubbing noses with an owl

Mother with a one year old in the car-- I thought immediately Post-Partum Depression

The Furlough Special

Tokyo City View

How the Religious Right Spreads Phony Stories of Religious Persecution of Christians in the Military

Wisconsin: There's just too much transparency in government, but Glenn Grothman will fix that.

Christian Dominionism and the Shutdown: Barry Goldwater and Robert Jackson Warned Us

Worker Owned Works ~ A Decade after the Take: Inside Argentina’s Worker Owned Factories

Report: Obama Won't Make Policy Concessions In Debt Limit Talks

New Study Fuels Debate Over F-35 Safety

Not content with bringing Angola 3 Herman Wallace to the door of death..

Kali says I have a man-crush on Greg Brown. She's probably right.

tune in to for today's discussion of TPP nt

GOP Elders See Shutdown as Big Distraction

Dutch Treat For the F-35

Shutting Down the Government Over Health Care by Dean Baker

Congressman confronts Park Ranger

White House press secretary's statement on cancellation of President Obama's trip to Asia

'We have to do this because of the Tea Party'

shutdown does not stop deportations

Spending, Debt and the Shutdown: The Bi-Partisan “Disappearance” of Race and Class

Exploding fuel tankers driving Army to solar power

President Obama's speech detailed Republican belligerence in causing the Government shutdown

Well worth reading - "A Permanent Republican Minority" - Harold Myerson

From DC Craigslist sublets/rentals: LARGE HOUSE! LOTS OF ROOM! RECENTLY OPEN!

Report: Closed-Door GOP Meeting With Cruz Turned Into 'Lynch Mob'

These kids can flat play.

Netherlands launches legal action over detained Greenpeace activists

Harry Reid On John Boehner: 'He's A Coward!

Journal News files lawsuit for Putnam pistol permit records

Government Workers So Demonized Americans May Not Care That They Are Furloughed

Looking for thyroid group

Obama's No-Show In Asia Shows Off US Government Dysfunction, Boosts China's Xi

Video shows Sudanese woman flogged for riding in car with stranger

We'll send John Boehner a pacifier for every person who tells him to end the shutdown

The hooked on Placidyl Reagan appointed Chief Justice who gave George W Bush the Presidency

Dumbest extortion attempt ever: Republican scheme’s perverse logic

Obama DOJ Asks Court to Grant Immunity to George W. Bush + For Iraq War

Need a PSA here: who should we call, Boner (sic) or our Congressperson?

Do you know who'll be coverable under Obamacare? Do ya?

Company fires scientist who warned of Hanford waste site problems

MUST Watch - Dr Helen Caldicott - Nuclear Facts: Chyrnobl, Fukushima, Bhagdad, Fallujah

Tanzania: Women push for gender equality in new constitution

Amtrak Funds at Risk in Extended U.S. Government Shutdown

Laws are not changed or repealed by holding a government and its people hostage.

Billion Dollar Boehner

So, NOW the "Republicans" want to "negotiate" on Obamacare? Bullshit.

Show support for ACA. New DU avatars available.

Brazil’s Challenge to US Dominance

Dark Days for Medical Research

#BlameFeminism: For the Hurt & the Hustle

Cucumber, Avocado, Pineapple, Spinach, Greek Yogurt and Ice equals ...

John Boehner, TV star

Pa. gov: Gay marriage is like marriage of siblings

What Makes a “Muslim Intellectual”? On the Pros and Cons of a Category

Marsha Blackman (R) TN was just on MSNBC talking about out-of-control spending so,

John Boehner could end the shutdown anytime

Gov. Corbett says gay marriage like marriage between siblings

Foreign Press Baffled by US Government Shutdown

Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

I hope this new-found spine the Democrats are using isn't a rental.

A demagogue's a dime-a-day. Please come CAPTION Rep. Randy Neugebauer's (R-Tex.)!!!

Your Internet’s in Danger

Gov. Tom Corbett: Gay marriage is like marriage of siblings

Who are the takers?

Trucker helps swans on NJ Turnpike

Engraved Penises Reveal Birth Date of Italian City

Netanyahu at the UN: Enter the twilight zone

The GOP government shutdown prefigures an attack on the working class

What's on your "Grand Bargain" checklist?

Cyber Schools Fleece Taxpayers for Phantom Students and Failing Grades

At what point am I allowed to say is a freaking nightmare

City council campaign calls to ‘Judaize Jerusalem’

Pap and Seder: Do Big Guns Compensate For Something Smaller?

Specifically about closing monuments in DC: Why?

A quote that all republicans should read!

Man who shot woman 19 times will spend at least 27 years in prison

ALERT: "Shutdown" is a state of exception when the government gets to do things it normally can’t do

PA Gov. Tom Corbett compares same-sex marriage to incest

Welcome to Carnival Cruz Lines!

I just read the best sentence.

The Capitol Incident: "They didn't have to shoot her."

The biggest issue with our country - GERRYMANDERING

Mark Levin Threats Obama: Stop Vets from WW2 Memorial & we will march on Washington

Maddow and the Senate Chaplin with opening prayers:

"A Bunch of Vindictive Childish Imbeciles"

Hi, guys. Thanks for your support. I think I had a breakthrough moment the other day.

GOP Family W/Young Son Has MS/Dad on SSDI 10 Years/Mom Works For Defense Contractor

4 children, 1 adult struck at bus stop in Townsend, Del.

Hypocrisy in a nutshell.

Why Rachel Maddow Is Wrong About The Newtown 911 Tapes

General Giap has passed.

Golden oldies: The poetry of Donald Rumsfeld

If We Fund By Piecemeal Then The GOP Has Won.

Louie Goober puts fellow Repug to sleep

Let's keep our Gulf Coast DUers in our thoughts and prayers...

Here's my prediction on what Boehner will do...

This photo during the incident in DC sums up those who work in The Capitol in different jobs:

Doctor 'shoots his gun' at another motorist in extreme road rage

Lazy postal worker drives on a customers lawn instead of walking twenty feet to deliver a package

Rachel Maddow - Delicate GOP feelings complicate shutdown

Mortgage Settlement Monitor Lets Servicers Steal From Customers for Two Years Before Stepping In ...

Four people shot to death in Alabama were implicated in Tennessee child-porn case, sheriff says

Conservative at work: Muslims don't have to comply with Obamacare just deleted my account

Rachel Maddow - Shutdown pain grows harder for GOP to ignore

Hot Mic Catches Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Discussing Their Actual Government Shutdown Concerns

Stand up guy, Joe Biden, calls park ranger berated by the republican to say he's 'proud' of her

Mitch Mconnell wants to put a “For Sale” sign on the front yard of the U.S. Capitol

Bad Deal: Bipartisan House Group Offers Compromise to End Shutdown Impasse

Corbett compares same-sex marriage to incest

Is the 'Communion burger' in poor taste?

I know it's redundant to say, but Glenn Beck is simply nuts!

I just called my two Republican Congressional Reps for the fourth day in a row.

"GMO products and glyphosate are severely toxic to humans and animals..." - Plant Pathology Prof

Have you visited your US Representatives local office?

ACA System. Something to consider.

An antidote to religious strife in Egypt: nationalism

Think Progress - "How A Rand Paul Republican From Alabama Learned To Love Obamacare"

House Republicans Move To Sell Off 3.3 Million Acres Of Public Lands

Source: Schizophrenia meds found at home of woman in Capitol shooting

I just called my two Republican Congressional Reps for the fourth day in a row.

Some of you have been watching too many "The Lone Ranger" reruns!

Source: Schizophrenia meds found at home of woman in Capitol shooting

GOP Congressman: Massive Traffic To Obamacare Exchanges Was Members Of Congress And The Media

Alternative World of GOP and the media supporting them

Voting Out John Cornyn: Is The Possibility Moving Beyond A Dream?

I wonder what the GOP response would be

Cop car crashes into police barriers at Capitol Hill

Time for Ole Miss to send a message

Putin's Gay Adventures

Is the greatest tab not working or is it just me?

I love the smell of Wingnuts ****ing themselves in the morning!1 (A compendium of headlines)

Alex Rodriguez Sues MLB

Anyone notice, no unemployment numbers today?

Harry Reid On John Boehner: 'He's A Coward!'

The President is right. Let them Vote!

People Are Calling This Obamacare Insurance Exchange in Tears

ONE BILLION DOLLARS and counting = Current Cost of Boehner's Shutdown

Italian Senate panel recommends Berlusconi expulsion

Mario Montez, a Warhol Glamour Avatar, Dies at 78

John Boehner is on tv quoting the WSJ quote (wh says we're winning)

The Weeping Boner is ONE mean drunk at 11 o'clock in the morning...

Our New Kitten


Meet the voice behind Siri.

"Gone With The Wind" - "Frankly My Dear I Don't Give A Damn".

If ACA is so harmful, bring up the Clean CR and let the GOP defeat it

Eric Cantor must have worked for Pravda

Disaster Capitalism: Is delaying SS checks the kabuki crisis the RW needs for "Grand Bargain"?

Culture: No late-night shopping please, we’re French

Boehner speaking now. At link.

Boehner and Cantor live MSNBC.

“Rebranding” feminism for dudes “who care that there are two genders”

I'm bored ... ask me anything about health and fitness, we'll see how I do.

How To Use Republican Irrationality For Better Negotiations

Strategery question: why not start running ad campaigns assigning blame to the GOP?

Jon Stewart: GOP Shutstorm

But Hastert himself told The Daily Beast that “the Hastert rule never really existed.”

Pic Of The Moment: Shutdown Day 4: Boo Frickin' Hoo

Did Chuck Todd learn something from Thomas Roberts yesterday?

DC expanded residents' ability to participate in solar power.

Mainstream Media Fail; Public Schools Attacked by RWNJ; Orwellian "Saving Environment" Bill [VIDEO]

Name some avuncular celebrities, past or present.

"The Shutdown in 10 Infuriating Sentences"

Why the Republicans Don't Believe That They Made a Huge Mistake With this Shutdown.

Rep. Gardner won’t corroborate higher premiums under Obamacare claim

The Hostage takers Boner and Can'tor just came out with a list of new demands

Our Democracy Is at Stake

You are right Boehner this isn't a damn game

Tell Boehner: Dump the Tea Party

Obama Approval Jumps 5 Points

'She thought President Obama was stalking her'

Vets and how Repukes Screw them Over

New Ad Rips Ken Cuccinelli for Close Ties to Ted Cruz

Hypocritical Rethug bastards have been trying to get rid of Head Start for decades.

Resolution to declare Office of the Speaker's time.

Stephen Colbert marries couple whose wedding was shut out by shutdown

We know the repukes don't have hemroids, because

This would have made the ACA even sweeter

Adobe Hacked: Almost 3 Million Accounts Compromised

Shutdown Day 4 - Where's Ted Cruz?

White House Extends Backbone

YouTube is down.

my blue-dog wimp ass

How Snowden's Email Provider Tried To Foil The FBI Using Tiny Font

Dear stupid people smoking inside the bus shelter:

Binghamton Parks & Rec director allegedly stole nearly $108,000

Clashes erupt in Egypt; Brotherhood supporter killed

YouTube is back up.

Banana bread

Seaker John Boehner: Temper Tantrum.( 40 sec ad to be played during this Sunday's football games)

I owe some people a HUGE apology..

More Friday toons...

Edward Snowden’s E-Mail Provider Defied FBI Demands to Turn Over Crypto Keys, Documents Show

What would they call Obama if he'd been born abroad to Cuban father,

Forgo their pay during shutdown? Midlands lawmakers split on the idea

Another Poll Puts De Blasio Ahead-68%-19%

Obituary in Albuquerque paper today. Walter White. Teacher, Scientist, and cook

Raise the debt limit - with or without Congress

If Boehner would put up a clean CR, we have the votes. House, Senate and Potus

Has anyone seen Joe Biden lately?

Muslim parents' concern over gelatine delays flu vaccine in schools

I just talked a Repub woman into applying for health insurance.

Mystery Donor Extends Hotel Stays For Sandy Victims

I think that he has a future in Tea Party politics...

That Congressional Exemption From Obamacare? Another Myth

EVERYONE should know what this cop has done -- Check out his record!!!

OFA asking people to tweet to John Boehner - text of tweet below

Boehner ties government reopening to 2-party talks

Tweet John Boehner: End the shutdown

Dem Ad Crowns Boehner the New 'Crybaby'

PhillyIndy is no longer with us

Capitol Suspect Miriam Carey Believed Obama Electronically Monitored Her

Cuccinelli is for a clean CR. So, sure, the House GOPs are winning. LOL

In a day and a half, had 6.1 MILLION visitors

Anyone listening to Mike Pap substituting for Big Ed?

Obama, Biden take a rare stroll for lunch

CREW Calls on OCE to Investigate Rep. Neugebauer for Berating Park Ranger

"I've got my head on backwards once again!" . . . Please come CAPTION Fox's Brent Bozell!!

Wild speculation time - will John Boehner be able to end the shut-down?

Why isn't reality more like tv?

Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania GOP Governor, Compares Gay Marriage To Incest

The Triumph of the Ratfuckers

Bernie Sanders quotes

Catholic rebel Kueng, 85, considers assisted suicide

How to tell if your dog is involved in a sex scandal

Harry Reid: John Boehner's 'A Coward'

Bernie Sanders poll on the government shutdown...

Just got through to Cornyn's office.

How long did Boner have to rehearse his line?

Emergency Team Of 8th-Grade Civics Teachers Dispatched To Washington

City, DEC agree to address Lower Esopus turbidity

Co-author of platinum coin law weighs in on trillion dollar coin

Kayaking down a drainage ditch, at 34 mph.

Putting the eye in painting: Artist snorts up colours(paint)… and cries them on to canvas

twitter your rep, thornberry, says obama.

Unannounced: POTUS Takes a Walk

How the NC GOP forced premiums UP

Judge dismisses race-based abortion law challenge

Meet Butch Matthews--Republican Who Came To Love Obamacare After Realizing It Will Save Him $13,000

It's October. Let's talk horror.

Why doesn't Dennis Kucinich move to Cincinnati and run for Boehner's position?

ACLU on why October 1 was a "big day for voting rights"

Evidence Of Faux News' Aiding & Abetting The Seditious Terrorist Insurgency Is Still Live Online...

Health Care Exchange Coverage Doesn't Begin until January.

The Human Condition: Struggles of Cosmic Insignificance

Manatee Stampede! Short Time-Lapse video (0:49 long)

Good Article on why Wendy Davis could win

My show starts at 1PM ET

Class- and- race based assumptions regarding gender and labor

Wrong Side of History

Krugman: Republicans’ “worst fears” are coming true

Five Cool Things Fundies Should Know About Christianity.

My First Zombie Make-up

To Be or Not To Be…A Loser: Boehner’s Hamlet Moment

Ted Nugent - Still dumber than a fucking rock

Ex-Colombian general faces probe in disappearances

Report: legendary Vietnamese general dies

The media and even many here write that Boehner “is being controlled by the tea party or is afraid

Arkansas Attorney General Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Language

Father forces son to hold pink ‘I am a bully’ sign on Texas highway

Pokemon and Politics...

Arkansas Attorney General Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Language

Where Poor and Uninsured Americans Live

Fighting debt ceiling lies and spin with facts (false equivalence...I don't play that game!)

Wisconsin: Money out, voters in petition to add a "Citizens United" referendum to the 2014 election

If you know that 42% blame Republicans and 32% blame Democrats for the Shutdown...


Federal Government Shutdown: Day 3

Trees outside my office window were all green last weekend.

The use of appropriations riders to force compromise

United States left chemical-weapons landfills after experiments in Panama

GOP Congressman: Massive Traffic To Obamacare Exchanges Was Members Of Congress And The Media

Thom Hartmann: The GOP is Terrified & They're Going to Lose

Tweet from President Obama @ 1:20 PM:

CBC: Many veterinary bills include 'inappropriate' costs, despite evidence, some vets continue

John Boehner we cannot help you ..

Triple swarm of earthquakes shakes Yellowstone

I must admit, I am enjoying seeing these people haters .. "squirm".

Michigan school outlaws 'tag' for kindergardeners

Yikes. Word cloud of focus group of conservatives about Obama

Fake research paper accepted into hundreds of online journals

Ben Carson says he was targeted by the IRS over his beliefs

For my 5000th post, I gotta' ask...

Shutdown fulfills GOP’s Confederate fantasies

Tool of the Week

Why The Tea Party’s Power Keeps Growing (Must Read)

The shutdown politics are good for us, but not awesome

Why Face-Saving Won't Work

Yes, the Democrats are Winning

Petition: Allow a panel of experts to rehab & release 18 wild-caught Beluga Whales in Russia

Where Poor and Uninsured Americans Live

Let's assume Boehner & co. NEVER back down. What options does Obama have?

Federal Shutdown for Conservation and Ag Science?

Shout out for an old time Dem--Rep McDermott--saying "Boehner is not telling the truth".

More on Boehner reneging on his September deal with Reid

If there's no debt ceiling deal, could Obama simply order the Fed to monetize all new obligations?

this ad will run Sunday during football: John Boehner - "Temper Tantrum"

Where the hell is the narcissistic coward Ted Cruz hiding? Why is no one holding this

Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault

Mainstream Media Fail; Public Schools Attacked by RWNJ; Orwellian "Saving Environment" Bill [VIDEO]

A good friend sent me a package today...

I'm encountering the "A majority of Americans oppose Obamacare" meme on Facebook.

Beautiful weather in NYC. A bit of summer in October.

troubleshooting DU

The next time some reporters asks Potus why he won't negotiate with GOP

Now Is the Time to Call Reid and Obama and Tell Them We've Got Their Back. Please!

Everything You've been told about How to Eat is Wrong - Alternet

Mental health funding in the USA: increase, decrease, stay the same ?

Is this menopause?

Andrew Sullivan: Why They’ll Die On This Hill

So Boehner leaks that he's going to break the Hastert rule

Swiss to vote on $2,800 monthly income for all adults

GIF Of The Day

New York woman who killed her three children wants cut of their estate

The AMA and Obamacare ... a bit of levity, if possible?

For children who witnessed Newtown shooting, fear and nightmares line path to recovery

Democrats Plan to Discharge GOP Bill to End Shutdown

When did the conservative "liberal media" meme get started ?

A friend of mine got signed up for the ACA quicker than he could log on to Simcity or buy a....

Guys...isn't this *AWESOME*? I have never felt more connected and more unified by my party

How To Cook that

The Power of the Purse

I see Rep. Allen West's FB and Twitter are attracting douches, as usual

"Hoist by their own Petard"

Former Democratic Congressman Disbarred for Calling Judges Corrupt

info for self employed folks

Texas mayor: Plant explosion changed how I think about government aid

Wendy Davis has the right-wing scared shitless!

(Crazy conservative) Douthat on the right's feeling of having its back against the wall here

The Dems need to compromise the following points. . .

Forgetful groom called in bomb threat after failing to book wedding venue

Is the real GOP target NOT the ACA, but to gut SS/MC & then BLAME Obama & ACA?

“A speaker with some spine wouldn’t hurt.”

Cruz complains to Democrats about being seen as ‘the root of all evil in the world'

A Narrow Margin - Checking Multiplication via Digit Sums

Congressman George Holding gets some shuteye during floor debate on the shutdown

Obama cancels Asia trip, warns effects of shutdown could worsen

You GOOO, Caitlin Seida (fighting back against our culture of bullying)

Fox News Headlines

Felony weapons charge for student who brought fishing supplies to school

I got fired today........... and....GOT A NEW JOB!!!

O'Reilly: Obamacare Is A Vicious Motorcycle Gang......

Three Herons, two sunsets and us. Ocracoke pics

Meanwhile in Canada

Conservative Nutbag Mark Levin Threatens Memorial Park Employees! (Video)

The Religious Dorm at the Public University

Why gun violence is a Christian issue

John Boehner channels Miley Cyrus in "Wrecking Ball"

An open letter to Mr. and Mrs. Neutral

Thinking about the Exchanges server issues

The Rude Pundit: A Tyranny by the Minority, Part 2: The Reign of the Cracker Babies

Staten Island accident leaves pedestrian dead, off-duty officer arrested

Hey! Anybody seen Ted Cruz lately?

U.S. Catholics back Pope Francis on changing church's focus

TPM: Why The Administration Isn't Sweating Obamacare's Ugly First Week

U.S. Presidential Line of Succession: #1 - VP Joe Biden (D-Sanity)

Twerking or No Twerking?

BBC: US shutdown: 10 unexpected consequences

Change U.S. Law on Banks and Commodities, Regulator Says.

Repuke congressman sleeping on the job...

And since it is only a part time job, they don't qualify for any benefits....

Woman, 68, dragged nearly block by ATA bus

Here’s why getting the Obamacare exchanges to work was so difficult

Ther are some great people here on DU!

House Democrats Propose Rube Goldberg Machine Strategy For Ending Shutdown

Milk fat conversion tip

Misinformation as murder: lies about the ACA

GOP Rep. Ellmers Asks Her Salary Be Withheld

Rep Pete Sessions: Speaker Boehner won’t rely on Democrats to raise debt ceiling

When you read GD, how many pages "back" do you go ?

Sen. Sanders: We Want to Work

Peter Morici on the Cycle saying it is fine to not raise the debt ceiling

Hard-luck Browns lose QB Hoyer to ACL tear

As Halloween approaches, avoid candy made by child slaves...

Why doesn't Chelsa Clinton move to Cincinnati and run for Boehner's position?

Leaf peeping!

Watch Elizabeth Warren Call GOP Extremists ‘Anarchy Gang’ in Scathing Speech About Shutdown!

How much money was wasted by Reagan's Star Wars SDI?

Middle class americans reach out to lawyers in India via internet for legal aid

Lockheed Martin to furlough 3,000 workers due to shutdown

Indian outsourcers see business booming as Obamacare kicks in

Dietary supplement industry says “no” to more information for consumers (again)

Americans are more liberal than either Republican or Democratic pols realize

POS congressman needs his check to "pay for his nice house"

GOP Congresswoman Blackburn Offers To Bake Obama Cookies If He Agrees To Change Obamacare

"Did the American people win or lose today?"

Raise the debt limit - with or without Congress

Dumbest extortion attempt ever: Republican scheme’s perverse logic

Snarky memes from the Anglo-Saxons for Obama Facebook page

Government shutdown halts FDA food inspections. Should you worry?

Vo Nguyen Giap dies at age 102

Thom Hartmann: Yes! The GOP are Crazy Enough to Do This...

Top Harvard doctors: Supporting Obamacare ‘makes moral and medical sense’

The Stupidity, It Burns! NPR Interview with Tea Party Activist from Tea Party Patriots

Can't have it both ways.

"If [FOX's] Todd Starnes Actually HAS a Dick, He Just Stepped on it… "

Tejana Susana for President?

Chew on this: Ronald Reagan, Appropriations Statement, 1987

Rush tells his listeners that the Republicans are winning.

Petition: Beluga Whales in Russia, Allow a panel of experts to rehab & release 18 wild-caught

Thom Hartmann describes the victory of Obamacare:

Buried Beneath Half a Ton of Bacon--More or Less

The incident in D.C. illustrates the need for better mental health options....

GOP is in REAL Trouble if THIS is What I'm Seeing On Facebook from Previously STAUNCH Repubs:

Government Close Down - Another Grand Betrayal in the Works?

American government shut down, but JPL and APL planetary missions still operating -- for now

Boehner has finally pickled his brain

Is he out of his freaking mind?

Boehner Stages Pre-Rehearsed Presser - MASSIVE FAIL!

Dirty Little Secret

Hillary Clinton: I'll 'think seriously' next year about running

Anyone know of a good way to give away prescription drugs?

Jeremy Hunt calls for NHS pay rise to be cancelled

Decades in Solitary Confinement, Then Death in Freedom

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Why the "20 Republicans Ready to Vote for a Clean CR" Number Is Meaningless

Anecdotal, but worth sharing.

This "piecemeal" legislation by the Republicans is a huge blunder.

Condoleezza Rice part of College Football Selection Committee

(Omaha Steve) Bellevue controversy now in voters' hands as special council election nears (Oct 15th)

Parenting Advice for Democrats: How to Handle the Republican Temper Tantrum

This is hilarious!

Tenth Circuit Panel Rules in Favor of Colo. Company Against Abortion Pill Mandate

I took my Republican brother in for surgery recently-COURTESY OF OBAMACARE!

Report: Condoleeza Rice will be on college football playoff (selection) committee

"Pants On Fire" rating for viral Facebook Obamacare lie

Recently, there have been more activity by Tealiban Caucus members saying really stupid shit

The DUzys are back!

The Most Well-Known Fact About U.S. Debt Is Wrong

Meanwhile, among the federal employees who haven't been furloughed...

House Democratic loophole plan to reopen Government

The Americanization of Emily.

Sox game anyone?

Republican loyalty to their party astounds me.

John Boehner has said that he will not permit a default on our debt.

question on incorporating preserves into a flourless chocolate cake

And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’

Michele Bachmann is the happiest she's ever been!

Barbara Boxer defends Raul Ruiz for siding with GOP in shutdown vote

Judge in Amanda Knox case orders new DNA testing

Mitch McConnell Will Ask Supreme Court To Scrap Campaign Contribution Limits Entirely

'Serious' Republicans unnerved not by shutdown damage to nation, but to party

Have you contacted your House member's office regarding the shutdown?

Charlie Byrd - 0ne of my earliest guitar heroes

Hello, DU! Ready for your Friday Afternoon Challenge? Today: “Monumental!”

Meet Butch Matthews, A Republican Who Came To Love Obamacare After Realizing It Will Save Him $13K

Dumb Criminals: Pantsless, Masturbating McDonalds Customer Asked McDonalds Worker To Touch Penis

A thought on why President Obama went for a walk in DC today.

Breaking MSNBC: Man on fire at the National Mall.

MSNBC reporting a man on fire on the National Mall

MSNBC reporting multiple reports of man on fire on National Mall. n/t

Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg not indicted

A very Republican I know said this today...

Every different type of facial exercise. Videos and more.

Why Is It So Hard to Be Objective About the President?

This One (Crying Like a Child)

I was sitting here minding my own business,

Weekend Economists on the Hunt for Red October 4-6, 2013

10 Things I hate About Republicans


Man sets himself on fire on the National Mall

Turns out that I had just about all of the ingredients in the house to make a Reubens sammie

Trouble in the Insurance Marketplace

Love the ED Show

Debate: ‘Public Banks Are Key to Capitalism’

Dumb Criminals: Florida Man Stands Naked In Front Yard While Yelling At Neighbors, Passing Cars

OK so now somebody set themselves on fire in a DC park.

Women Connect to Boost Resilience of Planet

what if ..

Poll: 72% dissapprove of Government shutdown over Obamacare

Keiko Matsui-Live In Tokyo

Far-rightist goes off the deep end...

Keiko Matsui-Live In Tokyo

Looking for my sole mate:

Photographs Taken With Kodak's First Commercial Camera Are Now 125 Years Old

Almost all of the shrimp Americans eat is now going uninspected

Funniest Government Shutdown Memes

You mean 'Murica isn't a disability?

"...they're sayin' the same thing in private, as publicly..." THIS is the important part

Alaska National Weather Service office begs “please pay us” in secret message

Grayson petition: End the lunacy

Three Y-12 protesters denied new trial, face sentencing in January

Dumb Criminals: Presenting The Most Bizarre Traffic Stop EVER!!!

Lockheed Martin Will Furlough 3,000 Workers On Monday

Clinton: I'll 'seriously' consider White House bid 'sometime next year'

Gov. Chris Christie takes on Colorado GOP: ‘They’re hypocrites’

Ho-hum reaction to shutdown says it all

Feminist Charis Books and More slammed with anti-gay graffiti

Spider on my deck

Undercover cop among the bikers in SUV confrontation, source says

"They not only need to lose, but they need to learn their lesson."

The republican shutdown strategy.

GOP Continuing to Lose Women's Support

Found in the Religion group

Cruz: We've Already Compromised

Today on the radio on the way home.

Daily Show’s Samantha Bee Grills GOP ‘Traitor’ Who Voted Against Shutdown

Breaking: will be taken offline for periods during the weekend for repairs

Some Online Journals Will Publish Fake Science, For A Fee

GOP’s fooling no one: They’ll always (rightly) be blamed for shutdowns

Michelle Obama: What Every Mother in This Country Deserves

"This isn't some *damn* game." then waaaaaah

Deadly Lake Natron Turns Animals Into Ghostly 'Statues' (PHOTOS)

LOL - Cry Baby Boehner

Toon - Trick or Treat or Else!

Feds raid Houston homes over purchase of chemical used in 'gas' creation

Just hope that it doesn't acquire a taste for human flesh...

President Obama Full SPeech M. Luis Construction Company On

Boner, Cruz and the Teabagger Taliban.....

Capitolwire Buruea Chief Attacks Keystone Progress with Establishment Illogic, No Facts [VIDEO]

Japanese Nuclear Agency Scolds Fukushima Plant’s Operator

GOP Congressmen Back "Saving the Environment" Bill to Gut EPA Mercury & Air Toxics Standards [VIDEO]

"The President said last week that he doesn’t care what they call it"

Talk now that Pelosi might try for a "discharge petition." Dems Propose Hail Mary Strategy

5 Years....$60,000, and Nothing but "NO"

Fox News: The "Liberal Government Shutdown"

What is the Shut down About Today?

The "Who Do I Blame For The Government Shutdown" Flowchart!

I wonder who is blackmailing Boehner?

Boehner - the worst speaker in history

Get him Al chew out my congresscritter

House to vote on back pay for furloughed government workers (back-pay bill likely to pass)


Ravitch on Chris Hayes' show tonight. n/t

Debunking the Right's Latets Zombie Lie about the ACA

Weather service office begs "please pay us" in secret message

22,000 posts

Al Sharpton shuts down John Mica

Another Austerity consequence

Schumer Hits Fox on Obamacare: ‘Totally Detached From the Truth’

Krugman: Republicans’ “worst fears” are coming true

In Shutdown Sham House Republicans Vote To Restore Funding To Already Funded WIC Program

Behind you! That chipmunk ate your pumpkin!

Lets Go Bucs!!!

Undercover Cop Among Motorcyclists in incident with SUV

First They Came for the Federal Workers…

Parts of Obamacare website will be down for part of the weekend

The real problem with Congress...

Jack Hoffman's cancer is in remission (also won ESPY for best moment met obama)

Support Barbra Buono for NJ Governor!

"The President said last week that he doesn’t care what they call it"

Philadelphia Police Stop Reveals The Dirty Racist Underbelly of American Urban Policing

In the old days...(I know, I know, bear with me) there were some decent Republicans

The #1 reason Americans cannot afford health care:

Papantonio: Americans Gerrymandered Into Crazy-ville

Iranians chant "Death to America" despite president's chat with Obama

Fox "News" asks Nicaraguan meteorologist to host ‘Taco Day’ segment: ‘You grew up on tacos’ NOooooo!

Capitol Suspect Miriam Carey Believed Obama Electronically Monitored Her

Government shutdown: Nuclear Regulatory Commission meetings on San Onofre postponed

Has anyone else noticed that Paul Ryan has been noticeably

Everything You Need to Understand Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

FEC seeks $140K fine from Craig in bathroom case

Poor penmanship costs doctor $380,000

"That's not irony. It's intentional."

A modest proposal:

Montana Newlywed Pushes Husband Off Cliff to His Death

Democrats hope to force vote to end government shutdown

Letters to the President

Heads up Kentuckians your Governor is coming up on Hardball.

Leah Remini Subpoenaed to Testify in Harassment Suit Against Church of Scientology

I hope all the Liberty U grads in Government who are on furlough now are celebrating?

Fuck you Skynet

FoxNews Host Asks Nicaraguan if she 'Grew Up On Tacos'

Expert pans OPG’s environmental impact statement


Why Americans Should Be Thankful For Income Tax