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Archives: September 30, 2013

So how long will the shutdown last?

Bill Clinton: GOP 'Begging For America To Fail'

The Price is Far Right

Obedience to Corporate-State Authority Makes Consumer Society Increasingly Dangerous

Republican plan says women can wait

Kancamagus! Wonderful day!

Why do Congress Members Still get Paid if there is a Government SHut Down ?

How Many DUers Advocating Delaying Obamacare Are Themselves Currently Uninsured?

What would you do if you had the 80 million that Walt had hidden in the barrels.

8 Rich Jerks Who Want Your Love and Respect

Toon: The Terrorist demands...

If the Internet suddenly disappeared yesterday...

Ted Cruz Taunts America with Incorrectly Set Chess Game

Houston Billionaire Attacks Public Pensions like the Texas Teacher Retirement System, a Guaranteed-

I think that we should start telling people ...

Pope Francis to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution

The ACA sign-up is not the only thing that begins Tuesday...

Why Obama isn't picking up the phone.

If the shtick fits, wear it.

If another country did what the GOP is doing to us...

Billionaire runs scams to take over Public Pension Systems all over America.

Guatemala massacre takes front stage at US trial

Mom asks son to clean the bathroom...

Delerium Feat Jael - After All (Svenson And Gielen Remix)

What's everyone drinking (in preparation for the Breaking Bad finale) ?!

Oh God, Oh God, Oh God, Oh God, Oh God, Oh God, Oh God

(Canadian) Conservatives launching billion-dollar free market in medical marijuana

Support Our republicans Yellow Ribbon Toon

The experts are right. The Texas dove season has been very good.

12 Pasta Brands That Haven't Pissed Off Gay People

Suicide Is Painless

A new (old) one on me.

Tea Party PAC formed to fight PPACA.

The Highway Department is becoming too passive-aggressive.


my cousin is back in the hospital

Remember when they said the Sequester was so bad it'd never come to pass?

Wow, what did you guys think of today's Gospel reading?

They tried to rob the wrong jogger...

How USC Fires the "Miley Cyrus of College Football"

pic thread to prove i can clean up

Israel reportedly helping Kenya in shopping mall siege

Holy Toledo!

Mountaineer Squash..Anyone know how to cook it?

could a government shutdown stop gun sales

Recurring Membership and PayPal


Stormy Monday, 9/30/13

Republicans ready for a WEEK-long shutdown...

A Harry REID appreciation thread

Let's Negotiate...

It Seems A Lot Of Young Women Are Falling Into GOP Meme - Find A Man To Support You

I got implants Thursday!

The President has a Pen and it is Mightier that the Horde~

Breaking Bag

Best series ever..

U.S. Plans to Unveil New Insurance Options

Foreigner does Foreigner exceptionally, acoustic.

Tried one of those Aztec or Mayan-style chocolates -- the ones with the chili powder in them.

Obama administration to unveil new multistate insurance options tomorrow

Wow...Breaking Bad ending...Spoiler.

for Pit bull deniers

The number of expletives I possess for anyone wanting me to remain uninsured for another year...

. . . and to god damned top it all off:

What the healthcare battle is REALLY about . . .


Feminism Is And Has Been About Asserting Your Political And Economic Rights.

Ted Cruz is historically ignorant.

Senator Susan Collins, R from Maine: "a strategy that cannot possibly work" (about shutdown tactics)

Free trips to Belize to whoever posts Breaking Bad spoilers in subject lines, kthx n/t

Remote-Controlled Planes That Look Like a Wizard & Witch Flying on Broomsticks

The Republicans have painted all of us into a corner.

Rove Comes Clean: Delay Obamacare Until GOP Wins Presidency


#ShutdownTheGOP is now trending on Twitter

So we [did] shut down...

You can’t tell me that the administration does.t know that the roll out of the ACA

So what, specifically, happens in a shutdown?

Challenge: Clean up this 45 year old slide.

Krugman: Rebels Without a Clue

Bill Clinton and Al Gore talking with Charlie Rose about Climate Change

Dear Congress,

A cool short documentary on Mumbai's dabbawalas (lunch deliverers)

7 Hours in a Car with a Minnesota Conservative...

Teabaggers Holding Obamacare Hostage Over Raising the Debt Limit.. a little perspective Please..

House Republicans stank of booze and seen drinking during late-night debates

So... will we still be in shutdown when the debt limit is reached?

Warming of the clinate system is unequivocal


Been there, done that, batten down the hatches!

The Rape of a Nation

Haven't been around in forever, so apologies if this has already been addressed...

The Snowden Affair: Denying President Morales’ Plane Fuel Seen As Attempted Assassination

The debt ceiling must not be negotiated. Here is why.

I'm BREAKING in a BAD ass app. SPOIL me. nt

“Liberation is a Journey” by Uwayo B. Edouard

"The Glass-Floor Problem" By RICHARD V. REEVES at the NY Times

North Korea's Impending Collapse: Three Grim Scenarios

Do you ever wonder if extreme partisanship is by design?

How DARE anyone say ANYTHING against the President while the nation is AT WAR!?!

My French Aunt would throw her own son out of the house when he played this record

Is Bill O'Reilly nuts?

I loved Breaking Bad, with it over please suggest shows, literature, and movies I may like

Let's hope these asshat's predictions prove true.

JUST IN: Justice Department To Sue North Carolina Over Voter ID Law

Justice Department to challenge North Carolina voter ID law

US is going to sue NC over voter laws.

DOJ To Sue North Carolina Over Voter ID Law, Voting Restrictions

When will young women in Minnesota learn to stay away from abusive men?


West strengthened jihadists’ hand in Syria, say rebels

UPDATE on my wife and I and the apartment situation.

‘Yarmulkes as sexy’ in gay music video

‘Yarmulkes as sexy’ in gay music video

‘Yarmulkes as sexy’ in gay music video

If you want to hear me call out the IOC in my Hall of Shame for signing off on Sochi

GOP Lawmakers: House Could End Standoff With Up-Or-Down Vote On Clean Bill

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 30 September 2013

1.5 Billion Barrels of Oil, and No Takers

Cat people - please chime in. I feel awful (** all kitties safe and healthy ** )

Selling the Girl Next Door

The Alantic - "Why This Is Not Just 'Washington Breakdown."

The Teabaggers are getting more and more desperate to find a justification for impeachment.

Local prudes put a stop to running around naked in a haunted house

House Republicans Credit Ted Cruz As Government Shutdown Looms

From the GOP and Tea Potty, honoring our Veterans~

A one-year delay does not mean a one-year delay. It means NEVER. The GOP will

Car payment or credit card?

Cruz: I Didn't Compare Defund Obamacare Skeptics To Nazi Appeasers

Interesting study I just ran across on dating violence in India (possible trigger)

Call them at their BS!

Sharpton Slams GOP Rep. Likening Obamacare Fight to Civil Rights: ‘You’re Not Sacrificing Yourself!’

New Poll: Only One-Third of Americans Support Repealing, Defunding, or Delaying Obamacare

Cruz paints Dems as absolutists on Obamacare, cites Gramm as role model (Warning: Graphic Image)

What The Republican ‘Compromise’ Of Delaying Obamacare For A Year Would Do To The Economy

Thought USFS-FIRE was exempt from shutdown layoffs? WRONG!

Good news from Kodak for film fans

What's for Dinner ~ Monday ~ September 30th?

Turkey, too bland; chicken, too dry; beef, too greasy. Together - perfection.

Sir Ian McKellan Blasts IOC as Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Set to Overshadow 2014 Olympics

Encountered An Older California Republican Forest Service Worker At Lake Tahoe

Iran lawmakers pass bill allowing men to marry adopted daughters

GOP Wants To Win Power By Making Things Worse So They Can Make Things Intolerably Worse In The End.

Amanda Knox retrial begins Monday in Italy

I thought the SNL opening last night sucked...

"Unsurvivable" Plane Crash at Santa Monica Airport

"Americans are more conservative than they have been in decades"? WTF?

So, my malaria prophylaxis delivery stops if there's a shutdown. I have three pills left.

As I've mentioned, my malaria prophylaxis ends with a shutdown. A poll

NRA sponsored elephant hunting show

I am sitting here listening to an end-times preacher right now on Trinity...He is mixing religion

Scott Walker tramples Wisconsin values with United Sportsmen scandal --- Good article by Ruth Coniff

So Harry Reid told the President to scrap a meeting with rethugs

Find something to be happy about today (Monday 30 Sep 2013)


Republicans spit on "More than 783,000 government employees"?


Check out this very cool backstory I just found for LOTR.

IKEA starts selling solar panels in Britain

5 Industries That Are Mercilessly Robbing the American People

Wall Street Predators Wage Secret War on American Retirements

We Now Live in World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole Superpower

Car bombs in Baghdad's Shi'ite districts kill at least 42 people

The New Face of Hate: Meet the Man Trying to Make White Separatism Respectable

If the GOP forces a shutdown, Obama should ground all air traffic

The One Telco Exec Who Resisted The NSA Has Been Released From 4+ Years In Jail

Austria's centrist coalition survives far-right election gains

Ghoul’s Glossary: Shutdown

BUT WAIT! Biden in Iowa---Is 2016 in his sights

America's team is now 4-0

Osborne under global fire for ‘scaring off energy investors’

Clinton health care plan of 1993--how a lot of Republicans learned to hate Hillary

Buddies Forever!

NYC cost per inmate almost equals Ivy League education; Expenses tied to Rikers boost cost

IKEA to sell solar panels from all UK stores

Hagel at DMZ: NKorea watching Syria developments

Dream Team: Scahill, Greenwald Investigating NSA Role in US 'Assassination Program'

Orwellian inversion of the century: Republicans' use of the word "compromise"

Chants of 'no nukes' echo in streets of Shibuya, Harajuku districts

Why This Is Not Just 'Washington Breakdown,' in 3 Graphs (and 1 Story){images warning}

Kerry sees potential for quick Iran nuclear deal

China still leads the world in emissions, with no end in sight

100 question application to work at McDonald's ? wtf

Contractor’s U.S. Ties Tough to Break After Vetting Lapse

Pardon my French: fuck me sideways! 2:03:23! New Marathon World Record

Are the shut er downers awake yet? Maggots.

Fossil Fuels Need to Stay Unburned to Meet Climate Target

At 70, Lech Walesa Can Look Back On An Enduring Legacy

Populist Left Makes Warren Its Hot Ticket

Dear Bob Woodward: Regarding President Obama needing to lead and negotiate with the Republicans...

Ex-Spy Christopher Boyce on Snowden, WikiLeaks, and NSA Backdoors

So have they seceded yet?

The Right Gets Its ’60s

Rebels Without a Clue - By Paul Krugman

Are Taxpayers Really Supporting People on Food Stamps & Welfare?

House Republican Hostage-Takers Are Unfit to Govern

Wisconsin: Partisan maps good for politicians, not the public

Obamacare Fear-Mongering Hall of Fame: Death Panels and More

ex-sen. brown puts mass. home on the market

Democrats Are Done With Max Baucus

Advocates seek fair and adequate state funding for public schools (Inq. article)

Everett Ketchum, last of the historic Flint Sit-Down Strikers, passes at 98

Chris Hedges: The Sparks of Rebellion

Question about mold?

Obedience to Corporate-State Authority Makes Consumer Society Increasingly Dangerous

"How do you prove it's a pitbull?"

Your False Equivalence Guide to the Days Ahead

Young mothers 'risk factor for early childhood death'

Roger Simon: The frauds on the Hill target Obama

The Joy of Hate-Watching ‘Atlas Shrugged’

He! "Fix the Debt" assholes! As a matter of fact we DO know how to "fix" Social Security

London 2012 athletes 'had bad teeth'

Mining Your Life for Their Profit

Gunmen take over military base in Yemen

The Year Persistence Edged Plutocracy

Any TV Polls open now?

Republican Senator (Susan Collins) Denounces House GOP's Obamacare Strategy

Poll: Congressional GOP Will Receive More Blame For Government Shutdown Than Obama

Christie On Same-Sex Marriage: 'Let The People Decide'

Website for ACA

I usually don't wait ...

It's what passes for governance these days.

Can you think of a time when Democrats have been this obstructionist?

Justice Department Poised to File Lawsuit Over Voter ID Law

Monday Toon Roundup 1- Looney Shutdown

To Do List: No. 1 -

Mortar shell hits Chinese embassy in Syria: state media

Monday Toon Roundup 2- Cruzed

Have an abortion, lose your children?

The Ultimate Goal Of The GOP And Fundy Churches Is To Make Birth Control A Felony

Monday Toon Roundup 3- Politics

Is what the repubs are doing in the House

Majority of Americans Have No Ability to Save

Monday Toon Roundup 4- The Rest

What the GOP will learn from this debacle:

Hot water issue. Please advise!

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

Model 2014 Congressional Campaign TV & Print Ad in Every Republican-held District:

Britain may need to withdraw from European Convention on Human Rights, says Cameron

The results are in! I'll be drinking gin & tonics constantly until there is a continuing resolution

Would you Rather Vote for....

Right-wing extremists “are guilty of murder,” Sen. Angus King tells Salon

Canonization date set for John XXIII and John Paul II - April 27, 2014

Pigs At The Healthcare Trough

Syria, Sarin, and Casus Belli by Michael Parenti

Angola 3 member Herbert Wallace days, hours away from death

Ben Roethlisberger: 'We're the worst'

CNN's Hillary Clinton film scrapped as director blames lack of co-operation

The Last Man of the Junta: Open Letter to Henry Kissinger from One of Pinochet's Political Prisoners

GOP Lawmakers: House Could End Standoff With Up-Or-Down Vote On Clean Bill

This equivalency is horse shit. Both sides are responsible, my ass

The frustrating attempt to get legislative data from the house,

Oh I need help. Does anyone have anything on Wal Mart employee's needing Gov assistance?

Date set for Popes John Paul II and John XXIII sainthood

Today in Peace & Justice history on September 30, 1965

It's The House Repugs That Are Going To Lose Their Jobs Come 2014.......

Republicans are shutting down the Government to stop people from getting affordable health care.

POLL: Voters Are ‘Unmoved’ By Government Shutdown Drama, Still Don’t Want To Delay Obamacare

U.S. Justice Department suit aims to stop NC voter ID law

Krugman schools Bill Kristol for basing shutdown threat on ‘policy ignorance’

House GOP demands Senate to obey them.......

What if the Dems started asking for concessions?

Poll: Vast Majority Of Uninsured Will Get Health Insurance Under Obamacare

Steal This Research Paper! (You Already Paid for It.)

Market is reacting to republicanteabagger hostages taking. Not good.

A whole lot of people will be hurt if the Dems don't give in to the Republican demands.

Ban on sugary drinks to take effect at University of Michigan health system

"Waking the giant: examining the legacy of a global uprisibg"

On the bright side of it

Game companies act like reasonable adults instead of children

Hi. I represent you overseas. I'm part of the Foreign Service. I'm about to be furloughed.

So it turns out that McClatchy, not Eddie Snowden, is this year’s biggest enemy of the state

I Think The Thing That Bothers Me The Most About This Is The Casual Attitude Taken By Repugs....

NYC yearly cost per inmate almost equals 4 year Ivy League education

10 Things to Know for Today

Hey look! There's one thing we (almost) all agree on!

Let the president know that we have his back and we expect Harry Reid

"Ho Ho! Hey Hey!" - Tea Party freedom fighters --- by Tom Tomorrow

Ever wonder what's in Fracking Fluid?

CNN Poll: GOP would shoulder shutdown blame

Futures fall sharply as US careens toward shutdown

No Moderate Republicans Exist Anymore (video link)

Reading Between The Lines Today On The Cable News Shows I Think I Know How This Will Resolve.....

New York Wonders Where Nuclear Cleanup Funds Would Come From

Kerry Says Deal On Iran's Nuclear Program Could Happen Quickly

Twitch Announces $20 Million In New Investment From Take-Two And Others

calling all dream interpreters

have an abortion, lose custody of your children (and the war on women continues)

The ACA goes into effect tomorrow no matter what the repukes do

have an abortion, lose custody of your children (and the war onwomen continues apace)

"Can I please talk to the hand?" . . . Please come CAPTION Ted Cruz!!!!

Hey - where are all the Breaking Bad threads?

Professor Richard Wolff's Economic Update: Economic Downturns (audio link)

Quote of the Day

Woman is killed and man loses both legs after they are hit by a train as they have sex on the tracks

Krugman: Rebels Without a Clue

Saddest story about Breaking Bad - no spoilers here !

List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama

Each NY Prison Inmate Costs $167,000 a yr...Same Cost To Put A Young Person Thru Harvard for 4 yrs

Olympics: Flame lit for Sochi 2014 Winter Games

Dutch police recruit rat detectives to sniff out crime

Students Find Ways To Hack School-Issued iPads Within A Week

Fisk - Syria Crisis: "In Sacred Maaloula, Where They Speak The Language Of Christ,

Hey, Mister Speaker: “Leadership” isn’t just taking the easy way out.

ABC News: Shutdown countdown: the one way out

Blinking art exhibit closed after patrons fall ill

The purpose of a gun---And No, they do not double as a set of kitchen utensils.

The Plight of the Pollinators

Roger Simon, Politico: The frauds on the Hill target Obama

THE Dallas Morning News!: Editorial: Give health exchanges a chance to work

Interesting Comparison

Anyone else suddenly on Republican e-mail lists?

Ken Cuccinelli says the Senate needs "more Ted Cruzes"

Legendary UT quarterback James Street dies

Richard Dawkins Is Wrong About Religion

Legendary UT quarterback James Street dies

AL GORE: “We as US citizens need to pay careful attention to the fact-our democracy has been hacked"

U.S. Justice Department suit aims to stop NC voter ID law

The Insane Clown Posse--These people are doing the most for the Democratic Party

Debt ceiling fandango: the key dates (Izabella Kaminska - FT Alphaville)

Sen. Angus King: Conservatives Who Urge People To Avoid Obamacare Are 'Guilty Of Murder'

So, I freaked out yesterday.

Mayor: Nearly 50 people taken to hospitals after CTA trains collide

Conservatives Who Urge People To Avoid Obamacare Are 'Guilty Of Murder'

Breaking Bad Finale (No Spoilers)

GOP Boozing It Up on House Floor While Voting for Shutdown

anybody else kept up by katydids?

the Wall Street take over of public education

The Republicans are crazy but they are not stupid.

Does anybody here subscribe to Businessweek?

Unless the FAA closes down airports, it's a make believe shut down.

Getting America Back on Its Feet: Launching a walking movment to strenghten our health and ......

Syrian FM to UN: 'Terrorists from 83 countries fighting in Syria'

Seattle: Light-rail start to U District, Capitol Hill may come early

RAVITCH: Bill Gates: "We Won’t Know for a Decade Whether Our Ideas {for public education} Work"

Forbes Poll on Obamacare

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

I want to know how many of the members

Republcan v. Republican: The Senate Conservatives Fund

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines - 2013.09.30

Prediction: Boehner will offer a clean CR resolution when DJI hits 14,199 (at 14965 noon 10/3)

Dow is dropping: approaching 100 points in the first hour...

Butt Fumbling...It's not a Mark Sanchez Thing, It's a Jet's Thing

What Epic Propaganda Looks Like (Obamacare And Permanent Right-Wing Misinformation)

What Happens When You Feed The Trolls

Fuck the deal; get a clean continuing resolution

Director: CNN's Clinton Documentary Canceled

Accidental shooting deaths of children *hugely under-reported*

Except For The Fact That He Beat Them Twice-Conservatives Really DON'T have Any Reason To Hate Obama

Wait a darn minute here ...

To all Federal employees: It's not fair that you will be taking the hit on the shut-down,

To be hopeful in bad times

It's funny: the "West Wing"'s fictional shutdown was over a 2% cut in discretionary spending

The Truth Is People Who Have Insurance Die.

Bring out your desserts!

Senate To Reject GOP's Obamacare Delay Bill Hours Before Shutdown

The Bottom Line: teabaggers/repugs own this whole mess

Organic tonic water, made from sustainable Cinchona

a question about the pro-choice position, if I may

Faced with a shutdown, federal workers turn to prayer and preparedness

Bet on Obama to win shutdown fight

Tell Congress: Pass a budget and avoid a government shutdown!

Are people with math degrees different from ordinary people? nt

Am I remembering history wrong? Wasn't the Gingrich shutdown over a 1.5% cut in discretionary?

Walking Dead spin-off - how will the story arc be different than the original?

Elizabeth Warren Not Interested In Running For President

In Memory: Aunt Sylvia (age 3); Uncle Gordon (age 11 months)

It works ...

Jon Favreau: President Obama "will not—he cannot—negotiate with a roving band of anarchists"

David Corn of Mother Jones: "Should Obama bring out some anger in response to shut down..."

The shame of the Catholic workplace

Boehner should do something smart.

Fuck Conservatives! Fuck Republicans! . . . . Too Harsh?

Death panels? Here's your Death Panel right here....

The House voted 42 to repeal ACA, 43rd times the charm? If not, burn it down?

This Modern World: Tea Party freedom fighters

Holy hell! Facebook now lets you edit initial status posts.

What's keeping Ted Cruz from renouncing Canadian citizenship? Is his mom actually American?

Random Rocks ...

Political Wire: Very Few Support Defunding Obamacare

Gotta say: I have little to no hope the Dodgers get out of the first round. n/t

Does the tea party have enough support in the House to actually toss Boehner out?

"Over-qualified" is the 'new speak' for too old and no longer naive, it seems.

Perhpas "kicking the can down the road" is not such a bad idea

How to find multistate Obamacare insurance plan in your state

House Incumbents Feel Safe With 11-to-1 $$$ Advantage for 2014

Pic Of The Moment: In A Nutshell

Those sick fucks are gonna shut it down.

Craig James accuses FOX Sports of religious discrimination

Proceed, Speaker Boehner...

How to Catch A Cat:

Need Some DU Help: Is there a catch to this petition that I'm missing?

Sometimes I wish I'd had a sibling 8-10 years older than me. Reason is, I love

Why Obama and the Democrats Shouldn't Negotiate With Extortionists

Untreated mental illness an imminent danger?

The 14 People You Meet In The Army

I remember hearing about a woman with a bratty two-year-old

2-3-2 Finals format likely out in 2014 (NBA)

teabaggers/fox news viewers

Amanda Knox's THIRD trial began in Italy today

The Elvis Impersonator,Karate Instructor,Fridge Full of Severed Heads,& the Plot 2 Kill Pres.Obama

Attach Immigration Reform to the Senate Version....

Psychotherapy’s Image Problem

Senator Angus King (Ind ME) "They are guillty of murder"

What will the "Posting Privileges suspended" message look like...

Shout out to Catholic Charities

GOP Suicide Caucus' Districts (Map and article)

Former paramilitary leader confirms donations to Uribe’s presidential campaigns

How to get APoD if government shuts down

I think I screwed up.

Is there a "Debt Ceiling" in the Constitution, or a law passed since?

GOP Activists vs. ‘Donorists’: Pick Your Poison (from The American Conservative)

Alabama Republican Spencer Bachus Says He Won’t Run Again

Government Shutdown Blame Would Fall On Republicans, GOP Seen As 'Spoiled Children': Poll

Shutdown Would Shave U.S. Growth as Much as 1.4 Pctg. Points in Q4

Patty Murray on GOP attempts to shut down the government

Elizabeth Warren Not Interested In Running For President

Senator Patty Murray on GOP attempts to shut down the government

Fed Too Familiar With Lost Workers Seeks New Guideposts

Had we expanded Medicare, we wouldn't be in this predicament, right?

My world history lesson plan for today: Classical Greece

Government shutdown: House GOP to huddle at 2 p.m.

West Virginia beats Oklahoma State, fans start 10 fires

Lawyers Olson and Boies want Virginia as same-sex marriage test case

Chicago Index Increases in Sign U.S. Manufacturing Improving

The Rude Pundit: Random Observations Regarding How Very Fucked We Are in Our Politics Right Now

Apple Overtakes Coca-Cola as World’s Most Valuable Brand

James Street, former Longhorns national championship quarterback, dies

Mittens still needs a call from the clue phone

Today's first ruling in Amanda Knox's fourth trial for murder doesn't bode well for a fair trial.

How Jesus Took America Hostage -- "American Jesus" the Movie

Health Insurance Exchanges Scramble to Be Ready as Opening Day Nears

paul ryan... ordering it was "stupid"

Last night I photographed some slides from 1968 - 1969

NSA stores metadata of millions of web users for up to a year, secret files show

The shutdown, who stays home and who works

I zoomed in to get this picture of the Clutter house in KS, but notice the white paint looks weird.

Watching Breaking Bad has made me glad I never used drugs.

I don't know who John Galt is, but I know where he is

My dog was just run over and killed.

ACA Is A Healthcare Giveaway To Minorities And Undeserving - GOP Meme

The hasturd rule has to flushed away for good.

Israel's Netanyahu Urges Obama To Keep Sanctions In Place On Iran

On Canada:

Governor proclaims Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day

How fun is Obama's job?

What the U.S. Doesn't Get About Violence Against Women

Elizabeth Warren Not Interested In Running For President

Giggling Rethugs are left speechless

New Haven Metro-North Service Running At 50 Percent

Do you oppose delaying and defunding Obamacare or not?

... and you think YOU have patience ...

Cats do not have bones ...

Eating dog becomes big business in Asia

Romania's Spy Agency Monitors Gold Mine Protests

Engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA

Come Back To Me

'TomTato' tomato and potato plant unveiled in UK

N.Y. accountant sentenced to 18 years in prison for aiding al Qaeda

Former Steelers defensive end L.C. Greenwood dies

NYPD officer struck by vehicle on Lower East Side

Senate set to reject Obamacare delay as government shutdown looms

Your 'Wonder Woman Fan Film" of the week


North Carolina Voter Law To Be Challenged By Justice Department, Eric Holder Says

Body found in Hudson River could be Garden City shooter

Senate voting now to kill the House CR/Obamacare Bill

I think someone can use kind, understanding words . . . . .

Alleged scammer siphoned millions meant for vets

In my neck of the woods, most people will blame Democrats for shutdown.

Marcella Hazan: America's grandmother of Italian food (CS Monitor)

I'm psyched about the Healthcare Marketplace. I hope it is a good thing, I need decent insurance.

Tea Party – Pee on America and Call this Experiment in Democracy Over

UPDATE--I don't know what to do but I am pissed as HELL

So... The teapuglicans are trying to decide on another "offer"...

From the Progressive Caucus on the looming government shutdown.

New book "Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country"

The Ghosts of Mayors Past

"Just a helpful hint for conservatives who are feeling persecuted and sad"

Shared shitless by Limbaugh & the "Teaparty", Republicans hit the bottle.

Reducing the Shut-down to its simplest changable Element

'You Should Have Stayed Home: A G20 Romp'

Well, went to the Roadrunner today.

The last act is the greatest treason.

Senate rejects House budget, just hours to shutdown

Rush Limbaugh got a it the end of the world yet?

I have finally had enough!!!

Do you find it a little humorous?

Judge bars Arpaio from using smuggling tactic

ACA: Employer mandate DELAYED, Caps on Costs DELAYED. Should Individual Mandate be delayed?

When all one needs in order to explain the House GOP's governing principle is a cat .gif...

Who Is More "American"? Those in the German government or the American one?

"Boner" Probably A Maintenance Alcoholic - Cannot Function Unless Half Drunk.

Breaking Bad creator is already doing TWO other shows...yayyy.

Why isn't Elizabeth Warren a progressive?

Judge Hears Claims BP Lied to Feds About Oil Spill

Republicans want to compromise with Obama...

Hobby Lobby doesn't cater to "our people" (it's Jews this time)

Nancy Pelosi tweet

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Finds Ingredient of Household Plastic in Space

A vote to raise the debt limit will not cost taxpapers one dime.

At least they didn't lock him in the car...

I have never watched Breaking Bad, not even part of an episode...

One Wisconsin files complaint against former Rep. Suder

God gets the credit after gun malfunctions at crowded McDonald’s

When Republican voters look in the mirror?

Justin Tuck will punch any teammate "in the mouth" who turns on Tom Coughlin

Should Democrats accept Republican demand to delay Obamacare mandate to avoid shutdown?

Quote Of The Day

Rep. Van Hollen: Sen. Cruz usurped Boehner's job as House speaker

Rasmussen!!! Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Obama's job performance at 51%!!)

Government shutdown: House GOP to delay individual mandate

Question about the government shutdown and social security direct deposits

Where did the defense go? The new SEC

Some good and bad news from Norway

A few people anyway are benefiting from the shutdown.

White House Defends NSA Amid Social Mapping Report...

Texas gets waiver from federal school accountability law

Russian Scientists Report Asteroid Near-Miss

Do I have this right? This kerfuffle has nothing to do with the debt ceiling?

So, the shutdown occurs...the fucking PANDA CAM at the National Zoo

Senate just struck down the House bill

Question on the partial shutdown issue...

Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White complete their merger


Obamacare (and the oppositon to it) explained by Rick Steves

"It's all our fault." - Teh Boehner & RepubliCronies, Inc. (R)

This is definitely accurate about Donald Trump

Anyone watching / listening to C-Span?

We never have negotiated with terrorist, why would we start now?

Medicare, Social Security Checks WILL Continue after Shutdown/Also the ACA Rollout...

If only they hadn't named it "The Debt Limit"

Our Outlaw President? Obama Should Ignore the Debt Ceiling (Henry J. Aaron, Brookings)

"A Quick One-Sentence Reminder of What This Is All About..."

'pit bull' x-tra large image warning

Natalie Portman attacks Hollywood's 'macho' women characters

GOP’s fatal leadership failure: The real story behind the shutdown

Oliver Stone: Alan Grayson is a Warrior for Peace

Wall Street needs to *Handle* their critters is all I'm saying

GOP shutdown tactics will cause “involuntary servitude,” union says

What is the next step to push the ACA towards a single payer or nationalized system?

How Would We Report on the Government Shutdown if It Were Happening in Another Country?

Somewhere in this country a soldier is wondering

Caught on video: Father with family in SUV chased, beaten by speed-demon bikers

I guess I need to find "A Courtroom of her own" at a book store.

The Shutdown and “He Said-She Said” Reporting

Tennessee Rep: "Background checks for ACA workers.. but not gun owners"

the democrats need to make DAMN sure the republicans get blamed for the hurt put on america.

I have yet to hear a republican give any specifics as to what's so awful about Obamacare

Alex Pareene discusses his bizarre appearance with bankster apologists/worshippers on CNBC

Anyone not satisfied with the Breaking Bad Finale?

Today is the primary runoff for Public Advocate in NYC. Polls are open 6 AM-9 PM.

A Gay Kid Tried To Kill Himself At Age 15 Then Became A Really Awesome Role Model At 41

Caught on video: Father with family in SUV chased, beaten by speed-demon bikers

Anyone here have experience with paint/primer that has vapor barrier properties?

Cops screw up AGAIN ...

Can the ACA save us?

Countdown: GOP Unity Frays As Shutdown Grows Near

We need to hammer the GOP about be obstructionist fucks over Obamacare...

Sen Angus King (I-ME) goes there on GOP/ACA: “That’s a scandal—those people are guilty of murder"

The Shocking Cost to Taxpayers of a Shutdown

Any British DUers still around?

Demand that House members who force a government shutdown MUST resign immediately after they do so.

NFL Primetime fans

Is the shutdown finally going to give the US what people have wanted for a long time?

How to fly a real Boeing 737-800 after 1 month

The Once and Future World: Nature As it Was, As it Is, As it Could Be

Vice President Joe Biden quote

Obama to speak at 4:45 Eastern,

GOPer Biggest of Big Lies is that people don't want health care reform. Kaiser Family Foundation

GOP continues sinking as government shutdown looks all but certain

Bashir reporting that the President will be speaking

Congress sinks to all-time low in CNN polling

With NO support in The Senate and their latest bargaining point is just a "delay"...

CNN: Boehner's Congress has pre-shutdown disapproval rating of 87%

Cowing down to the GOP extremists will just embolden the TEArra-ists.

Siena poll indicates growing ranks of anti-frackers

Politico poll on who'll be to blame for shutdown: Republicans 67%, President 13%, Democrats 6%,

Astounding confusion in public's mind over Obamacare

Congressional candidate advertises home remodelling

Senate Defeats House GOP's Delay Obamacare Bill

3-Year-Old Calls 9-1-1, Saves Mom's Life

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Loses Libel Lawsuit Against Democratic Group

Bill that better protects rape victims signed into law

The Face of Imperialism-Michael Parenti

American Exceptionalism

Just a 1 year delay of individual mandate and Congress' exemption?

What would the content of a "no spoilers" thread be like? All, like, this:

"Bombings in Iraq aren’t just killing Iraqis – they’re also helping Syria’s Assad"

CTA: Video shows no one at controls of train before collision

Venezuela Expels 3 US Diplomats

Thom Hartmann: The Sleeping Giant - Arctic Ice Melt

President Obama to speak in a few minutes....

Raving bigot E.W. Jackson is holding a fundraiser tonight with ANOTHER raving bigot, Allen West

"This is an intentional attempt to break a system that was working. It defies common sense."

OFA should organize drive where each of us agrees to give X to Dem party every day of shutdown.

21 things Republican lunatics demanded as ransom for not tanking the government and world economy

Here is the minimum price I am willing to accept for a one year delay.

Goldman Sachs on why you should be rooting for a shutdown

Senate Judiciary hears testimony on fixing divorce law

Really poor car design - touch screens -

Conservative Radio Host Mark Levin Urges GOP TGo ‘Screw The Stock Market!’ And Shut Down Government

Question for Those Who Understand 401(k's) & Retirment Plans

Dear House GOP, Obamacare IS happening.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) calls his GOP colleagues "lemmings with suicide vests"

President Obama is being blunt about the impact of a shutdown

Who's to Blame if the Government Shuts Down?

Testosterone Promotes Reciprocity in the Absence of Competition

Referendum language sways support for casinos, poll shows

It's not a shutdown, it's a lock-out!

Obama - "You cannot extract a ransom to

The dirty little secret in Washington: the looming shutdown isn't an accident.

FU Republicans!

If we cave in now

Senator Al Franken Chastises House Republicans for Holding the Economic Recovery Hostage

Women Senators: GOP's Birth Control Amendment 'Defies Logic'

Once again the President acting

Seriously? Anybody?

An Open Letter to John Boehner

Obama Scolds House Republicans Over Possible Shutdown

Amy LaVere, ohhhhhh - Who cares if she can sing?

The Onion: "Essentially, if you die in the shutdown, you die for real..."

Republicans Forget Obamacare Is Now Law - video link

Student-Loan Defaults Rise in U.S. as Borrowers Struggle

Bob Woodward hits GOP over 'blackmail'

Bob Woodward: Republicans Are 'Trying To Blackmail' Obama - video link

Leaf season coming, All lodging camping etc. along the Blue Ridge Parkway will be shut down

Ed: Teabaggers should go to

There can be only One Problem, and it is Muslim

This poll NEEDS HELP now BEFORE 5 pm newscast:

If Boehner & Co thought that Obamacare would be a disaster, they would be eager to bring it on.

Uribe’s former security chief arrested over links to Bogota crime lord

NBC Scraps Hillary Clinton Miniseries

Two U.S. generals fired for failing to protect Afghan base

In About six hours they will shut it down - OK then, shut it down, all the way down

Did you think the GOP would be at this level

How do religions die?

Remains of paramilitary leader Fidel Castańo exhumed in northwest Colombia

The Marlins have finally found a way to sell tickets


Miami Herald: Passengers give Rubio an earful over shutdown on Miami-DC flight

This says it all:

CNN/ORC Poll: 54% say they hold an unfavorable view of the of tea party movement, an all time high

I’m Still Not Going Back to the Catholic Church

Republican Doomsday Cult

Do you think Republicans will allow the ACA to be fully implemented after a one year delay?

President Obama said Monday that funding the government "is not a concession to me."

(rant) No Individual Mandate = no Obamacare = huge step backward for Single Payer

Narcoland: Journalist Braves Death Threats to Reveal Ties Between Mexican Government & Drug Cartels

CNN Renews 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' for Third Season...

So, did I just hear PBO effectively say...

Government shutdown could hurt New Mexico's labs

Unicorns spotted

Warren on on CSpan 2 now

President Obama, in NPR Interview, on the GOP: "I Shouldn't Have To Offer Anything"

White House White Board: What ObamaCare Means For You

Norman Solomon: The NSA Deserves a Permanent Shutdown

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Finds Ingredient of Household Plastic in Space

Have people sunk this low just to get 30 seconds of internet fame? (NSFW)

Obama: One party doesn’t get to shut the government down to refight the results of an election.'

Senator Franken Receives Response on Multi-Employer Health Care Plans

Shut it Down!

Ruh roh, sane Republicans may pick fight with Boehner and the Teahadists.

High school student, 15, collapses, dies in Brooklyn

The main reason I think Obama should not compromise on the ACA.

All this government shutdown chaos is probably going to stop people from signing up for healthcare

Breaking - REVOLT: Moderate House Republicans working to line up votes on their own plan

Cooking for Kosher guests.

FOX's Erik Rush claims Obama orchestrated Navy Yard shooting to hide plans to blow up DC with nuke

I have not had any form of insurance in 15 years.

"ZERO JOB BILLS".. Let's make sure these people have Zero jobs in 2014, shall we?

Anita Perry upstages Wendy Davis - and her own husband (Gov. Perry's wife is pro-choice)

Out with the old . . .

I really can't that that gap-toothed moron, Blake Farenthold

During a shutdown, pay of Congress shoud be put on hold as well.

Moderate Republicans!


Solar power's growth outpaces wind energy

Shut Down the Tea Party

Open. No.

High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long

BP Lied About Size Of U.S. Gulf Oil Spill, Lawyers Tell Trial

I went to the dentist today, and they started work on a crown.

'You don't get to extract a ransom for doing your job... just because there's a law you don't like'

The Obamacare exchanges open tomorrow. Nothing is stopping that. Period.

I am very proud of President Obama and the Senate Democrats today.

Hey east-central Wisconsin - anybody hungry?

Sen. Sanders: Blackmail

Last homeless Sandy victims to be evicted from NY city-funded hotel rooms

"Obama is nominating Lanhee Chen, Mitt Romney's main economic policy adviser, to Social Security...

New Jersey lawmakers call on state court to uphold gay marriage

Self-taught hypnotist put married woman in a trance and told her she was his sex slave before

CHRIS MATTHEWS IS 10000% RIGHT. Don't give in President O.

Whitehouse Petition: Designate the GOP a terrorist group

Moderate Republicans Are Revolting Against The Push To Defund Obamacare

Kansas Republicans: Science education standards violate religious freedom

Venezuela expels top U.S. diplomat for fomenting 'sabotage'

It's Pitbull Day here at Here's Something for Their Supporters.

Books about books

'Your data should belong to the NSA': Mystery billboard near SF

Reid: "Banana Republican Mindset"

So I watched this ReTHUG bagger on Rev Al

Sebelius: ObamaCare exchanges ready to launch, even with shutdown

For those wondering what Jesse Pinkman is doing...

Mystery 13th Century eruption traced to Lombok, Indonesia

I know why the DOJ filed a lawsuit on voter id in Texas first

I've not seen this remarked on yet. Since Cruz is the mover/shaker behind the government shutdown,

Moderate Republicans just failed to pass a "rule vote" in the House.

Screw Walter White. Bring on the zombies!

'Pregnant' two-year-old boy gives 'birth' after he has parasitic twin removed from inside his

How Ignorant Is Freeper Jim Robinson???

President Obama Remarks Before Possible Government Shutdown 9/30/2013


why is my post count frozen at the same number?

Message, To the GOP and the Tea Potty.

Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) Calls GOP Colleagues 'Lemmings With Suicide Vests' As Shutdown Looms

Devin Nunes (R-CA) Calls GOP Colleagues 'Lemmings With Suicide Vests' As Shutdown Looms

How is it under the ACA corporations can hold off paying your healthcare bill for the first three

"Moderate Republicans"? (*cough* Bullshit! *cough*)

"To a varying extent, the shutdown process will take between a few hours and a week."

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Harry Reid Renames The GOP the 'Banana Republicans'

WAPO's appalling editorial -- and my response

secular saints for peace

Rep. Nunes Reverses, Will Vote With 'Lemmings' On Latest Delay Obamacare Vote

It's My Party, and I'll Cry if I want to!

DOW down 129. Thanks repukes.

Interesting: 4 of the 5 states with the most Fed. Employees

US shutdown has other nations confused and concerned (BBC)

Transcript from the Hall of Shame portion of my show regarding the IOC-Sochi Olympics

'Then Shut It Down' President Josiah Bartlet

Sebelious is the wrong person to roll out the Afforable Care Act. Her communications are weak and

Amanda Knox re-trial started today

GOP Staff: Congress 'Threw Staff Under The Bus' (eliminating their health insurance subsidies)

Updated SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off (BBC)

JOSH EIDELSON: How a Wal-Mart “safety” scheme is dividing the Democratic Party

Well, all set for the next time the power goes out!

WTF?! Men in Black Parachute into Wall Street Before Dawn Today