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Archives: August 1, 2013

"Gabrielle Giffords Gun Control Super PAC Raises $6.5 Million"

What do you do when you're attracted to a co-worker?

Orr cuts pay of Detroit cops, firefighters by 10%

If the Republicans successfully bury Obamacare, what will they ask for next?

No Sanctions for FBI's Evasive Court Tactics

A misleading ‘Obamacare’ poll, courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce and Harris Interactive

US judge strikes Federal Reserve rule setting 24-cent cap on debit-card transaction fees

Obama stays silent on Dems mired in scandals

Merkel’s Green Shift (sic) Backfires as German Pollution Jumps

Seattle reporter: Police threatened to arrest me for taking their photo

You win, I win, we lose!

"U.S. to declassify documents on spy programs, surveillance court"

Weiner's communications director is... Amazing (strong sexist language warning)

Internal EPA Report Conflicts with Agency’s Stance on Fracking Contamination in Pennsylvania Town

Sweden's 'Hannibal Lecter' cleared of all charges

What you'll be reading about NSA surveillance tomorrow (updated)

Prosecutor: Kidnapped Ohio women kept diaries

Radley Balko: Rise of America's warrior cop (BBC)

Stealin' Stealin'

Has the Feinstein article proven they do store actual content of phone calls or what?

State “Shared Taxes” Cuts have been Drowning Detroit: is Grover Norquist laughing yet?

No place to call home: Homelessness at MCTC (Minneapolis Community Tech College)

American Workers, American Jobs - Rally Saturday in Milwaukee w/Maryland Gov Martin O'Malley

Germany makes big industry pay more for power grid

No one mentions New York City got bailed out in 1975.

Mandatory Wednesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Johnny’s in the House!

What goes on when you are not there!

House Intel leaders: Guardian report 'irresponsibly misleading'

Owners of apartments wrecked in West explosion sue fertilizer maker CF Industries

Raiders of 'Hitler's gas station' reunite in Ohio

Have you read the Terms of Service for DU?

Rockets’ Terrence Jones arrested in Portland after allegedly stomping on homeless man’s legs

Whistleblower suit: Hospitals defrauded Medicaid

"C is for cookie ... and condescension, McCrory's critics say" (NC)

How much could a Big Mac go up in price if wages at McDonald's were to double? Answer: 25%, tops.

TX DPS subpoenas two Twitter accounts for criticizing Texas Republican leaders

Here is what happens when the homeless are forced out of downtown Fresno (CA), 1 of many attacks.

8:30 PM and it's still 100° out there.

Japanese university to retract Novartis study- based on fabricated data

Kansas firm recalls 50,000 pounds of raw ground beef

Bradley Manning Trial Witness Says Zero Deaths Linked To Names In Afghan War Diary Release

Women Need To Understand These GOP Politicians Are Mocking You

Israeli company ‘Verint’ to win Indian mass cyber surveillance contract

"...deaf, dumb and dangerous."

10-year-old girl promised in marriage to man 40 years elder gets her childhood back

Pew poll: Republicans Know They Need To Change, But The Tea Party Won’t Let Them

Got a NEW CLIENT today. Here's the first food porn...a 24 inch mushroom, olive, ham & onion pizza.

Viola Lee Blues

Walkers warned after cow kills hiker in Pyrenees

You're a scientist. Pay cuts hit. Layoffs. What ya gonna do?

Is it time to just accept that our society has collapsed?

So I am hitting the sites for factory hirings.

Sarah Palin was once fired from an M&M factory for...

WTF has Obama done so far?

Pa. police chief who made profanity-laced videos and fired guns suspended 30 days without pay

LIVE: MN Celebrations & Weddings As Marriage Equality starts (starts 8pm CST,)

Former Florida Senator: I Regret My Vote For Stand Your Ground More Than Any Other

When are the CURRENT political shows ending?

Michael Vick Says He Forgives Riley Cooper Over Racist Remark

my niece is very like me at 15

Vets for Peace and Codepink demand Senators stop the suffering at Gitmo & CA prison system

John Kerry Chairs UN Security Council Meetings (with Feingold at his side)

O.K., let's get serious, Lounge, LOUNGE MORALITY question: What if it's SO hot but

Above the law: U.S. wants its officers exempt from Canadian law for cross-border police project

Our Choice.

Anáil nathrach orth bhais betha, do cheol déanta.

TEPCO: 950 million becquerels of radioactive cesium per liter of water detected near No. 2 reactor

Sign the Card~

Lawyer: San Diego mayor (Filner) never got harassment training, city may be liable

Heads Up: Hearing on Government Surveillance now on C-SPAN

NIXON TAPES: Nixon Learns of Pentagon Papers Leak (Haig)

Ron Reagan on Gun Control - Feb 6, 1989

Does Mitch McConnell have some sort of unlimited

Former drone operator says he's haunted by his part in more than 1,600 deaths

Uruguay Congress Debates Marijuana Legalization

Despite Pope's Remarks, Cardinal Says Homosexual Acts are Still Sinful

Pussy Riot targeting Russian oil and gas industry

UK files include queen nuclear war speech

NC Dept of Health suspended license of the only abortion clinic in NC which meets new requirements

Switzerland raises carbon tax by two thirds

lol. Daily News: Two Pols Unfit to Lead New York...

Former LA Police Officer Mike Ruppert Confronts CIA Director John Deutch on Drug Trafficking

Nebraska couple sentenced for not paying employment taxes

Soul Asylum - "Sun Don't Shine"/"Long Way Home"

Settlement reached for student forgotten for five days in DEA holding cell

Y-12 protester temporarily released for funeral; officials don’t comment on whether she returned to

Lose yourself in these action photos. The top 250 photos in the Red Bull Illume.

Blustery Benson

Florida says health insurance prices will spike; feds disagree

Bigots in Italy --- We do not have the exclusive on rednecks

Meet the new landlord: Wall Street

Fire rages across Buenos Aires ecological reserve

Waiter there's something in my glass...

So is the govt recording lawful citizens phone calls without a warrant?

California Mayor Hosts Blood Drive that Bans Him, Other Gay Men

Amid minimum wage debates, 1 Omaha restaurant will pay more

What would happen if a black man were pulled over in Texas with a gun in his car?

AP Source: MLB threatening A-Rod with lifetime ban

Zimmerman pulled over by police in Texas

N.C. State Health Director Resigns from DHHS (with copy of resignation letter)

ACLU's Favorite Page From Recently Declassified FISA Court Order

Which is your favorite All Star Game?

Smithsonian museum director interested in acquiring Trayvon Martin's hoodie

Controls keep NSA spy programs legal, director tells Black Hat audience

Ok, here's a plan for the states that allow same sex marriage and the ones that don't....

Bicycle Law Enforcement: Enforce Laws With Mutual Respect

Food For Thought: Brain Eating Parasites Thrive As Global Warming Heats Up US Lakes

What if white violence was covered like minority violence?

Islamic law sanctions marriage based on maturity not age – Ahmad Sani

Have you ever been part of a study? I was twice as a kid. Once the whole city's grade 6,7 & 8

Create a Peace Pact Holiday on August 27th (get your city to sign)

Hillsdale College President Refers To Minorities As ‘Dark Ones’

A serious problem with Congress.

Guardian releases "proof" of NSA spying by leaking

It's looked down on if a student is a high academic achiever?

Rockets' Terrence Jones accused of stomping homeless man

Is there too much professional sports?

Phoenix-area bus strike to shut down 40 routes

For those following Fusion centers:

Why are the Republicans Calling for Reinforcements?

Edward Snowden & the link to securing visas around the world

Minneapolis might have the option to vote for City owned Utilities Aug 1st call your Councilmember

BART strike traffic would jump 10 percent over last shutdown, with same transit service

Nuptials at Midnight as Gay Marriage Hits Minn. (R.I., D.C.)

Petitions to End Solitary Confinement Delivered to Gov. Brown's Office July 30, 2013

I have a booger

Rhiannon, Goddess of Birds and Horses by Judith Shaw

McClatchy: Documents show NSA violated court orders on collection of phone records

All About Lammas (Lughnasadh) - What is Lammas? - How to Celebrate Lammas

Do you feel like your profession is in demand right now? How are things going in your line of work?

NC Dept of Health suspended license of the only abortion clinic in NC which meets new requirements

Your Evening Cry: Invisible Dogs Are Finally Seen

Blurred it, hate it, meh?

Check out this FB page.

Whistleblower Manning to give 'personal testimony'

Incredible Heat Wave in China, Greenland Record.

Ultra-Orthodox protesters attack buses in Israel after woman refuses to move to back of a bus

That cookie thing? McCrory probably stole it from the Netflix show "House of Cards"

Rand Paul and Chris Christie are involved in a war of ambition.

Anyone know of a source for good stats on the number of police officers killed in the line of duty .

I asked my ex when I could stop by to pick up my t-shirt and an important book.

Pa. Police Chief Suspended After Video Profanities

JPMorgan's $7 Billion In Penalty Payouts Dwarfed By Monstrous Profits

Pa. police chief suspended after video profanities

Massive petroleum coke cloud blows from Detroit into Windsor

China as a military threat: CHINESE HACKERS HIT DELL

British Gas plans to offer free power on Saturdays

Fox News Tries to Defend the 'Worst Interview Ever'

What's for Dinner ~ Thursday August 1st

Why did Manning and Snowden risk their lives?

Uruguay's Lower House Votes to Legalize Marijuana

so what exactly happened with Obama and congress today?

Gag alert: Huma blames herself for Weiner's sexting

MTA Secures $200M Of Insurance Protection From Natural Disasters

Wendy Davis Graces The Cover Of Texas Monthly (and Julián and Joaquín Castro)

Ariel Castro wants to show a Different Side of him ?

Lawmaker: If CNN can interview suspect in Benghazi attack, why can't FBI?

Information on Charlotte Moral Monday and Action NC protests

79 Common Mispronunciations Which You Obviously Already Knew (video)

Today in LGBT history app launched in Maryland

Caribbean has lost 80% of its coral reefs in recent years

Chile Told To Stop Using Anti-terror Law Against Indigenous Mapuches

has everyone seen the google doodle for today--maria mitchell, 1st female astronomer in US

Meet The First Same-Sex Couple To Be Legally Married In Minnesota

a biography of the day-maria mitchell, 1st female US astronomer, women's rights advocate, professor

some quotes of the day-maria mitchell

Belief in Conspiracies Can Lead to Contradictions

Colombia Mulls Tougher Penalties For Drunk Driving

(Botswana) Zombie hunt turns violent

This American Life on Guatemalan Genocide

This American Life on Guatemalan Genocide

Texas Bill Would Require Women To Take (3 hour) Adoption Class Before Abortion

Check to see how your senator voted on the nomination for ATF director

Summer with dad, behind bars

U-Gas adding solar power at Wentzville stations

MiddleFingerMom asked to jam with the band, but he forgot his guitar cord...

August 1: India Pale Ale Day

August 1, 1876 – Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

August 1, 1801 – The American schooner USS Enterprise captures the Tripolitan polacca, Tripoli

Who here (besides MFM) likes a good cow story?

(Australia) Rudd recruits Team Obama trio to take on Abbott

One week from today I have a book with MY name on it...

U.S. House passes Iran sanctions bill to slash oil exports

With Nearly 100,000+ Signatures Collected, 'Manning for Peace Prize' Petition Heading for Oslo

IMF finds $11bn black hole in Greek finances and warns of new write-off

Henry Blodget: "This One Tweet Reveals What's Wrong With American Business Culture And The Economy"

San Diego Mayor Filner Says He Didn't Get Sexual Harrassment Training So City Should

Black-market methyl alcohol kills 7 in Cuba; 41 hospitalized

Japan's deputy PM apologizes for praising Nazi tactics

Obama asks Republican senators to visit Egypt

3 Shocking Revelations from NSA's Most Terrifying Program Yet

Debtors' Prisons Are Alive and Well in America

10 Things Your Org Can Do Right Now To Give the Progressive Movement a Chance to Win

FAA approves first drones for commercial operations in US airspace

"I would like to retain 'fart in your general direction'"

Scarborough: "I am not ashamed to say that I love Dick Cheney."

Everyone keeps talking about bipartisanship

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

"Popcorn event": Greenland Ice Sheet Slipping Under Hottest Temperatures Ever Recorded

Good morning, Lounge! (Vacation edition)

optimism of whites lags behind blacks in US

NSIDC: Are scientists conservative about sea ice?

Found on FB

Pres. Obama Picks Caroline Kennedy As Japan Ambassador

North Carolina's rightward turn could be boon to Kay Hagan

Joe Conason: Measuring GOP Extremism...

As Back-To-School Shopping Begins, Consumers May Turn Frugal

Small-Town Police Departments Are Getting Billions In Big Military Hardware

NYC Mayoral race is not just a race of local interest

Massive Resistance

WTH, Texas?

Clean water and soap 'boost growth' in young children

There Is No Good Drug War

Mitch McConnell Has An Obamacare Problem

Never Again Enough: Field Notes from a Drying West

Shocking Things Liberals Believe

Is there an American accent that's comparable to received pronunciation in the UK?

Mining company: Blasting may be minimal in next stage

Richard Wolff's Economic Update: Economy: Private and Public (audio link)

John Barleycorn

Teamsters Protest McKesson Abuse/CEO Pay At Shareholder Meeting

Fugitive Snowden can leave Moscow airport: lawyer

Walgreen Investors Sue CEO Over $80 Million Drug Fine

Do you feel safer because George Zimmerman is criscrossing the United States with a gun?

Snowden may have left the Moscow aiport; granted 1 yr refugee status

Who wrote the (Wisconsin) mining bill? GTAC wrote the mining bill.

About 50 people were ready to be arrested in the rotunda today. But NBC 15 got a permit for them.

Salon Chair of Hope: AZ salon owner provides free styling services to cancer patients

You Are Here

SharePoint isn't why Snowden breached the NSA -- lax security is

The Science of Dogs

Breaking: Jobless Claims in U.S. Decline to Lowest Level in Five Years

Need computer help!

John Oliver: "You are not 9-11ing your dick pics"

You get my drift? Pesticides cause big problems when they go where they’re not wanted

Lambeau Photo Bomb

Bill de Blasio for President!

Marshall Islands claims ‘climate catastrophe’ in the Pacific will soon ‘wipe it off the map’

US Jobless claims plunge to lowest in nearly six years

Posters On DU Need To Understand A Good Job WILL BE Under $10 An Hour If GOP Gets Its Way

TOM THE DANCING BUG: "Hoss" Hound's Farming Life!

Is the American Dream dead?

Happy Birthday, Jerry!

Political Wire: Grimes Edges McConnell in New Poll

Edward Snowden leaves airport and enters Russia after authorities grant him temporary asylum

If McDonald's doubled their wages but raised prices, would it make you more or less likely to go?

Discontent With Secrecy And One-Sided Nature Of TPP Spreads Among Participating Nations

“They smoke a lot of marijuana and sometimes they forgot to show up.”

'They're Not Treating Mom Well'

Olympic athletes should boycott the 2014 Winter Games in Russia

Fugitive Snowden slips out of Moscow airport for 'secure' base (updated)

Tilapia Raised on Feces Hits US Tables

It's Time for 'Poverty in the Trenches' Hearings

Military considers cutting 25% of Army personnel, Marines to trim budget for sequester

State argues NAACP, League of Wmn Voters & Homeless shouldn't be allowed to challenge Voter ID Law

The Gore Vidal FBI File

Hague was denied job by Thatcher

"The Farmin' Life" - from Tom the Dancing Bug

WATCHDOG: Ohio has gun reversal since Sandy Hook

Jobless claim improve, reach lowest level since January 2008

Army Child Abuse Cases Jump 40% From 2009: Report

Bradley Manning trial: Military Fails to Link Leaks With Any Deaths

Southern Revival: The Righteous Progressivism of Moral Mondays

Why we are screwed:

New antibiotic that attacks MRSA found in ocean microbe

Turtle Disguised As Burger Smuggled Through Airport In China

Former NY shelter dog honored for heroism

Tom Cotton to Run For Senate (Tea Party vs. Sen. Mark Pryor)

Power storage in old batteries

Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes in effective dead heat: poll

We Need to Reclaim the Primary Process

Newsflash: Live Footage of George Zimmerman Driving across Texas

Introducing the first gay couple married in Minnesota:

Why can't I see this picture

Tsvangirai denounces Zimbabwe vote as 'huge farce'

From Huffpost:Marijuana pollution too dangerous to clean up?

Kasich and Kronies stealing from the public via JobsOhio.

Midnight weddings as two U.S. states legalize gay marriage

McConnell trailing Alison Lundergan Grimes in poll:

Your thoughts re: an activist idea to help citizens in crisis?

Three suspected militants killed in drone strike south Yemen: official

Sending Message to Iran, House Approves Tougher Sanctions

Where in the Constitution does it say we can only have 2 political parties? AND why do we allow

Documents Show NSA Violated Court Orders (Back to sleep America, nothing to see here)

Standard & Poor's 500 Index Surpasses 1,700 Points for First Time

What'll you bet, this will cause some conservative legislators to re-think 'Citizen's United

Papantonio: The Koch's Media Machine

Our first year of farming is turning out pretty good!

"It would've been the trial of the father who killed the man who killed my child..."

Alan Grayson has been on C-Span this morning

APNewsBreak: Fla. education commissioner to resign

Dying 2-year-old son to be Pa. couple's best man

Ezra Klein & Evan Soltas: This is what it looks like when the Republican budget strategy falls apart

Ariel Castro Sentencing Hearing-Live

Florida Ed. Commissioner to resign for changing Repub donor's charter school grade.

With a THUD, Congress Kicks Another Can Down the Road

Republicon "survey" fell into my mailbox yesterday - priceless comedy

The Social Security Mistake That Costs Retirees Thousands

Obama's better bargain and our perverse politics

Judge Says Walker Administration’s 130,000-Person BadgerCare Waiting List May Not Be Legal

Kansas City councilman proposes city bullying ordinance

Student’s home-schooling highlights debate over Va. religious exemption law

Industry proposes stricter rules to end abusive horse training

Scott Walker’s Luxe Life on the Road

I am ignorant. I have a question about an article I read on Truthout. I'm

Federal Judge: Catholic Church Has A Constitutional Right Not To Compensate Victims Of Sex Abuse

MSM's Shameful Neglect of Afghanistan Military Casualties

The Subway Gangs of Mexico City

I demand that DU provide me Sexual Harassment training----because......

Dear Libertarians.. if it were not for taxation.. no one would own a home

Texans recently received refunds from the insurance company's over charged premiums

Bank of Venezuela limits the amount for travel to $1000 each person only 28,000 people

Yogi and his pick-a-nick basket!

More Americans Are Being Raised Without Religion and Choosing to Stay that Way

Today in Peace and Justice history on August 1, 1920

Today in Peace and Justice history on August 1, 1920

In Lieu of Money, Toyota Donates Efficiency to New York Charity

Huge Explosion Kills 22 In Syria's Homs (w/pic)

Dinosaur saddles. Eve's T-Rex. Please come CAPTION LA's governor Bobby Jindal (R).

Five Afghan police accidentally killed in US air strike

Keeper operation questions

Did Pat Robertson Get Trolled?

Consumer Comfort in U.S. Rises to Five-Year High on Economy View

Republicans: Blinded by Self-Righteousness

Novel Drug Conviction Upheld by 7th Circuit (it's not illegal but it is....)

GM Sales Climb 16% In July; Ford, Chrysler Up 11%

Thursday TOON Roundup 1 - Spies and the spied upon

"Searching the web for suspicious stuff" Meet Ms Catalano. pressure cookers, backpacks &quinoa oh my

Thursday TOON Roundup 2- Republicans

Why I won't allow guns in Keefer's Restaurant

Deficit Falling at Fastest Rate in 60 Years

Thursday TOON Roundup 3- The Rest

Manufacturing in U.S. Expands at Fastest Pace in Two Years

MSNBC just did a report on Zim's traffic stop in Texas. Bullshit.

Ohio Lawmakers Rush To Introduce Gun Legislation (to ease gun laws)

Rohani Clout in Iran Corridors of Power May Aid Nuclear Deal

Dog Rules

Colombia’s free trade pact with EU comes into force

Man builds cardboard castle for his cat...

New study: States that refuse to expand Medicaid will lose over $8 billion

Syria’s Assad Agrees to UN Chemical Weapons Investigation

Kentucky Senate Poll Shows Alison Lundergan Grimes A Serious Threat To Unpopular Mitch McConnell

Now that Russia has granted Snowden asylum..

SOME ONE please EXPLAIN this to me...

Hackers Reject Poolside Hangout With Spy Agencies Mending Fences

Just curious

Are there any "moderate" repubs who can primary king?

When I put my lab coat on in the mornings, it always feel akin to strapping on a suit of armor.

NYT Ed Board calls BS on the NSA: "More Fog From the Spy Agencies"

Bianca Jagger backs fracking protesters in Balcombe

Most Americans See NSA Leaker Snowden As Whistle-Blower, Not Traitor

PETITION to Add Rachel Maddow As Human Rights Correspondent In Olympics Coverage

Pic Of The Moment: Hit The Road, John

Russia Grants Snowden Asylum

To everyone on here who like me cook professionally

9 police from Chacao detained for jewelry robbery (spanish)

NRCC Opens ‘We Really Miss George W. Bush’ T-Shirt Sale (PHOTO)

Amid grading controversy, Florida education chief Tony Bennett to resign

If anyone here has time, would you let me know your thoughts about this idea?

What's your take on a potential boycot of the Sochi Olympics in Russia re: gay rights?


Protests in Georgia (the country) at ‘state virginity checks’ for brides-to-be

Fantasy football?

pressure cookers, backpacks and quinoa, oh my!

Maria Mitchell

Backyard Shock Doctrine: Wall Street's Destruction Comes Home

You atheists are so critical of god. What would you do if you were him?

Yes, The FBI Is Tracking American Google Searches

Minnesota Dem Rep. Keith Ellison Sings For Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and The New American Century

NSA pays £100m in secret funding for GCHQ. "It's not just a US problem. They are worse than the US."

Scott Walker: Wisconsin is a model for the country. Oh, and I'm just like FDR.

Mitch McConnell Has An Obamacare Problem

50 Years of Data in One Simple Chart

Minnesota Dem Rep. Keith Ellison Sings For Marriage Equality


Exclusive: NSA Pays £100m in Secret Funding for GCHQ ('wants to "exploit any phone, anywhere..."')

Interior Secretary Wants ‘No Climate Change Deniers’ In Her Department

A Constitutional Amendment that wouldn't hurt a thing

Wikileaks: Statement on Snowden’s Successful Russian Asylum Bid

May I ask your opinion regarding this idea?

Indicted Galveston judge arrested again

What heirloom tomato is yellow with green stripes?

Casey Anthony agrees to pay $25,000 so she doesn't have to write her life story

Thom Hartmann: Proof The GOP is Responsible for the 105 Child Prostitutes

Bradley Manning’s Convictions By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan

Bronx man arrested for breaking new ammunition clip law

Dumbing Down Salaries with Temp Jobs....

Obama orders review of chemical plant rules

Snowden has left the airport....

TransCanada to build pipeline to Atlantic Canada

Michelle Knight

Religion and Science -- Again

Yellowstone's Steamboat geyser sees rare eruption (1st time in more than 8 years)

NSA paid British spy agency $100 mln in secret funds – new leak

Be Careful What you Ask For: Unplanned Pregnancies and Abortions are Up

"I spent 11 years in hell - now your hell is just beginning." Michelle Knight speaks to Ariel Castro

Attacked for his "Progressive Liberal voting record"

Mayoral Hopeful Thompson Takes 24-Hour Tour Of Five Boroughs

Mass Vomiting Flight: 26 Qantas Passengers Sick

Paul Ryan Concedes he’ll help constituents enroll in Obamacare

Google doodle for Aug 1st honors astronomer Maria Mitchell

Papantonio: Obama Removes Whistleblower Protection Website

GOP’s Long-Predicted Comeuppance Has Arrived

Rail Service Workers Go on Strike Demanding an End to Illegal Firings

Convicted Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro: I am not a monster, I am sick and addicted to porn.

Ariel Castro on TV right now blaming the teens he kidnapped.....

I Wasn't the only one fishing this morning.

The Rude Pundit: Ted Cruz Still Needs to Be Ditched

Is it too late to give this guy (Castro) the death penalty?

White House says U.S. extremely disappointed that Russia would let Snowden leave airport

Dilbert nails bosses who try to control perceptions of employee attitudes:

Recipe: Chocolate Banana Breakfast Quinoa

Denver Hotel Offers Extremely Costly Inflatable Hotel Room

The 60 foot long jet powered animal you’ve probably never heard of

Lyrics that just make you chuckle.

Obama: NSA Surveillance Was Necessary To Make Sure Boston Bombings Weren't Part Of Bigger Plot

Wearable LEDs (and Google Glass)

Keith Ellison, Minnesota Congressman, Sings Support For Gay Marriage In State

George Zimmerman Molested 6-year-old Cousin (Audio)

Guardian's former Moscow correspondent on "Russia’s treatment of its own whistle-blowers" (updated)

White House 'extremely disappointed' with Snowden asylum

The Warblogger

White House considering whether to proceed with Obama-Putin summit after Snowden's asylum

Do we really need a dozen cops to kill one baby deer?

U.S.A. Today - "Snowden's Benedict Arnold Path"

Thom Hartmann: Surprise! NSA has a Tool to Collect EVERYTHING

With three 'hops,' U.S. can mine millions of U.S. phone records

Baby delivered at L’Enfant Plaza Metro station

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says President Obama has a timeline for ending US drone strikes

Meet Ancient Peru's own Grumpy Cat

Chattanooga paper fires editor for 'Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President' headline

Mystery Houston-Area Democrat Starts Building Statewide Team

Harry Reid tells senators ‘sit down and shut up’

What Happens When A Militant Gay Leftist Joins Liberals And Progressives on A City Council?

Rep. Lloyd Doggett Answers Calls by DREAMers And Community, Stops Deportation of Texas Mother

Christie To Attend Private Adelson Fundraiser In Vegas

Meet The First Same-Sex Couple To Be Legally Married In Minnesota

Ibragim Todashev’s shooting needs explanation

Student organizes 'White Student Union' at Georgia State University

Fingerprint File

"I don't trust you!"

NSA Secrets Kill Our Trust by Bruce Schneier

Why Americans All Believe They Are 'Middle Class'

Patricia Millett, DC Circuit Nominee, Clears Senate Judiciary Committee

Fracker Uses Brand New PA. Law to Sue 60 Property-owners for access (110 yr. old leases)

The Oppressive State of Russia has not Changed Much Since it was the USSR.

Ariel Castro sentenced to life without parole

KKKonservative Kollege president puts foot squarely in mouth...

Paralyzed Arkansas Man Adopts Stray Dog, Who Then Proceeds To Eat His Testicle

Could Bush have stolen the 2004 election via spying?

White House 'extremely disappointed' with Russia

Some Geek Boys Called These Geek Girls 'Fake.' They Certainly Won't Be Making That Mistake Again...

Just lock this fucker up for the rest of his life and get him off my TV

A brief interlude from the day's crap, enjoy

Midtown Woman Falls To Death After Her Balcony Railing Gives Way

I can watch this a 1000 times

Armed ("to the teeth") agents raid animal shelter for baby deer

Google search brings visit from feds

Pennsylvania police chief suspended over profanity-laced, anti-liberal gun videos

Here's The Video Of Hackers Calling 'Bullshit' On NSA Chief

Police raid New York blogger’s home after she did Google searches for ‘pressure cookers’

Sorry, Mr. President, Amazon Isn’t the Place to Go for Good Jobs

New files reveal decades of abuse in Los Angeles Catholic churches

I google searched "pressure cooker" and then "backpack"

I'm almost 99% sure someone is trying to scam me...

A sad turn of events....Mini-vibes needed.

Fr. Wojciech Lemanski's Dismissal Highlights Catholic Church's Uneasy Relation With Jews In Poland

Papantonio: Tea Baggers Dismantle Obamacare

Sometimes K&R is not enough

Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" law presents a real danger: Dutch Tourists Jailed

USA = WarCrimesR-Us <--THIS is "the story".

Misogynist Trolls Have An Agenda, And It’s Not Lulz

"...they're practically the same if you don't care about math." Stephen Colbert dismantles McBudget

stupid diabetic idiot

Yesterday I Think I Stumbled Upon Why The Repugs Want To Repeal Obamacare......

17 Best U.S. Cities for Hippies

A lot of NSA concern is Overblown

Stop the Prawer Plan (Jewish Voice for Peace)

Obama gives Dems marching orders

Illinois Becomes 21st Medical Marijuana State

Can I ask a question about Bob Filner?

Chattanooga editor fired for ‘shove it’ headline aimed at Obama (fired guy whines about it)

Edwin Black Discusses IBM and the Holocaust

Watch What Happened When Obama Praised Minimum Wage Raise in Red State Speech

So I found a perfect target for Anonymous to hack...

Syria to let in UN chemical weapons investigation

Greenland sees record-breaking heat (79F)

Google doodle for Aug 1st honors astronomer Maria Mitchell

U.S. workers found to outperform offshore staffers

Duke Energy to cancel proposed Levy County nuclear plant, Fasano says

Three consecutive walk-off home runs by the Rangers!

AP Interview: USPS eyes alcohol deliveries

You won't believe how this man puts these puppies to sleep...SO CUTE!

Anyone noticed what happened to the Tea Party?

In court today Ariel Castro sounded like a typical Republican lawmaker talking about rape.

Suspect sought in string of New York City subway attacks

Of course the NSA and other NS agencies were involved in the Catalano

Opposition to Weiner: NOT prudery. He’s a sick, lying buffoon, & was so after the 1ST incident.

Will Obama nominating Larry Summers be the last straw for you?

Oldest dad? 85-year-old ex-Louisiana governor, wife welcome baby boy

USA Today Coaches' Top 25 Preseason Poll

"Six gentleman in casual clothes emerged from the vehicles..." (updated)

With everyone criticizing the BIG, SPOOKY NSA online, I've decided to help them with some advice

Officials: Texas running out of execution drug

Former Goldman Trader is Found Liable in Mortgage Deal

First times

Funny or Die Obamacare... Must see...

Tom Friedman: A New Ayn Rand for a Dark Digital Future

Arkansas's Tom Cotton to run for U.S. Senate

Thom Hartmann: Finally! CA has found the Solution to the Housing Crisis

And there you are.

'I'm a Pastafarian': Man who claims his religion forces him to wear a sieve

Woman who consumed 21 drinks suddenly switches to guilty plea in drunk driving trial

NSA Chief Talks to Skeptical Hackers Conference

US Senators Push For Special Privacy Advocate In Overhauled Fisa Court

Delivering for America

FBI investigating recent document destruction at Cameron hospital

PR-wise, a story tends to have one bad guy

Missouri Rancher Suspects That Aliens Are Mutilating Her Cows

Italian high court upholds Berlusconi's sentence in tax fraud case

Decades-old defect caused Exxon's Arkansas oil spill: regulator

I'm heartbroken: Dick Van Dyke confesses to Zodiac killings

Dumb Criminals: Florida Couple With "Beer Munchies" Breaks Into High School To Have Sex

A few questions--and that's what they are--re: the backpack/pressure cooker google police story.

The world’s most and least ethnically diverse countries

Dumb Criminals: Arizona Man Accused Of Slashing Tires Of Cop Car - With Cop Still Inside!

Bob McDonnell’s disgrace: Governor returns gifts but won’t admit guilt.

Report: Snowden Already Getting Job Offers In Russia

How's this for a blast from the past?

Man repays insurance money with 4 tons of coins

Modern Day Amelia Earhart Will Attempt To Recreate Namesake's Legendary Flight

I remember when MAD Magazine would mock government actions, not essentially defend them.

Rabbit Puppet No Laughing Matter

No Oral Sex Ever (Sodomy Laws) -- Bowers v. Hardwick

That was never Me ... I never did things like that. But, it can be Me 2.0.

Feathered dinosaurs had 'flight-ready' brains

I have an injured crow in my home, and I don't know what to do. (Probably resolved now)

Dumb Criminals: Arizona Arsonist Burned Down His Closet To "Get Rid Of Demons"

Yes they are tracking your Google Searches; and can show up at your door.....

I made a short video of one of my favorite sermons.

Woman Wearing High Heels Shaped Like Guns Attempts To Board Flight At LaGuardia

Nra talking points? How about anti-gun talking points.

President Obama wants to end drone strikes 'very, very soon,' Secretary of State John Kerry says

Anyone playing Civ V: Brave New World?

President Offers To Give Republicans The Store, They Demand More -Truthout

Kerry, in Pakistan Visit, Sees Longer U.S. Role in Afghanistan

Was Obama's expansive praise for Summers just a feint?

Does ANYONE really care what Boehner says anymore?

Weiner: Carlos Danger was 'a joke'

"Sipping from Lethe to cool off." Please come CAPTION Ted Nugent!!!

How the hell does McDonald's stay in business if everyone hates it?

NBA Player's Insane 'Abortion Contract'

Feliz Dia de Pachamama. What are you doing for the Earth today?

What are you currently playing?

Hacker Forces Colin Powell To Deny Affair

Historian Rick Perlstein Discusses The Detroit Bankruptcy

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem as fresh talks start

Ask Willie D: My Girlfriend's Breasts Are Too Small. Help!

Blumenthal Unveils Major Legislation To Reform FISA Courts

Big MAC: The Case To Raise The Minimum Wage

Bulger lawyers try to show mob boss' friendly side with photos

Republican Nominee for Va. Lt. Gov. Says That a Person Cannot be Both a Christian & a Democrat

Some US embassies to close Sunday over security

Tuskegee Airman living in NM dies at age 84

A church sign in Gosford, NSW, Australia. . .

An advertisement for State Farm popped up on my Facebook page

40 meaningless votes.

Republican IRS Hearing Fails to Deliver on Claims of White House

So proud of myself today Yuushh!

Italy ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi jail term confirmed (BBC)

10 Thing Lawmakers Should Have To Do Before Voting On Anti-Choice Bills

Armed Agents Raid Animal Shelter to Execute Baby Deer

hey cruz. the affordable care act is the law of the land.

The First State That Tried To Defund Planned Parenthood Is Officially Giving Up

Morsi Supporters Defy Police Warnings To Disperse

Michele Catalano: If you don't believe my story, kiss my ass

A cons smack down other cons for resisting minimum wage hike

Ex-Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable in $1bn fraud (BBC)

New here

logging of DNS queries

Lechers in the Texas Legislature

Steelworkers praise Obama for executive order upgrading regulations on chemical plant safety

Here's How The Corporations Defeat Political Movements

GOP Prepares Bill To Cut Food Stamps By 5 Percent

Judge: ATF stings may be targeting minorities

5,000-year-old Neolithic art found in Orkney dig

A False Equivalence Classic

August Photo Contest- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Bikes and Boats) - DISCUSSION THREAD

Syrian rebel fatwa bans croissants as a symbol of Western colonial oppression

"Inside the Obamacare resistance"

Arkansas Attorney General: Schools Can't Arm Teachers, Staff

Stipulated: Russia is letting Snowden stay to diminish America in some way

Samantha Power Confirmed By Senate As Next U.N. Ambassador

Chuck Schumer Is Furious At Vladimir Putin For 'Stabbing Us In The Back' Over 'Coward' Snowden

Kerry: Drone Strikes In Pakistan Could End Soon

231 foot 'Penis of Doom' rising over Saint Petersburg

You Can Thank The Koch Brothers For The Big, Dirty Cloud Floating Over Detroit

Google's own scientists turn on top management for funding Inhofe, Kochs

Here is a threat that the DHS knows about and republicans won't help with:

Two anniversaries today

100 Reasons Why President Obama Is NOT The Same As President Bush

Just in time--go face to face with elected reps

What is so stupid about the billions wasted in NSA spying is that would be terrrorists

In Gaza, Iran Finds an Ally More Agreeable Than Hamas

Kerry: Obama has timeline for ending Pakistan drone strikes 'very, very soon'

No crappy reality TV reruns tonight for me.

Hey Ariel Castro - shut the fuck up

Japan scorches climate targets with nuclear fleet idled, carbon emissions up 39%

How should the President handle the Tea Party threats to defund Obamacare?

Ark. AG: Schools can't arm teachers, staff

Let's Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin

Bad Day in Homs, Syria.

Ariel Castro says kidnapped girls asked him for sex,

Found on FB--lauged so hard I cried...

Did Zeus Exist?

and yet another shooting by Conroe Police

House GOP chairman seeks Benghazi documents

Why Republicans Love the Number 40

This looks like a good summer tomato dish (via Kitchen Gardeners International)

Anger in Chile over ruling on 2010 mine collapse

The Iceberg’s Tip: Scott Walker and the New John Doe Emails

Donald, can I stop over for a cup of ego?

FBI and police deny alleged search of journalist's home after Web searches (UPDATED)

Virginia Lt Gov candidate recycles old charges about the Democrats...

If you havent seen this yet, I think it's pretty important...

Larry Pratt: Obama is using Zimmermann case to make the country communist

Cat found on freighter from Philippines to LA

Liam Neeson Joins UNICEF's Campaign To Stop Violence Against Children

A Brief Meditation On Privilege And Poverty From A Sort Of Unique Perspective

If I have to speak to one more Rethug who calls it "menestration", I think I'm gonna blow my stack..

"John Kerry Tells Pakistan He Hopes Drone Strikes Will End 'Very Soon'"

Porn Production Company Can No Longer Name It's Film Titles After Ben & Jerry Flavors

Is more than 116 dogs too many to own?

All Corporations Go to Heaven

New Haven Register: Sorry for comparing Fox News to KKK

What do you think of these little guys???

We are watching a state (NC) secede from "The New South"

Snowden is spy for Russian

Congressman Scolds Catholic Nun For Asking Government To Help The Poor

'Sit Down and Shut Up!' Harry Reid Tells Noisy Senate.

rich fucks get off killing an elephant.

A lot of attention is being drawn to bears who dance in the woods.....

GOP prepares bill to cut food stamps by 5 percent

Intriguing documentary tracks Afghan photojournalists covering their war-torn country

Do you have tomatoes coming in? Try this great soup - Tomato Bisque. Quick, easy!

Classified: Senators Hide Their Votes on Arming Syrian Fighters from Public

“Surveillance critics confront Obama in Oval Office”

New Lawsuit Filed Against 'Taxi Of Tomorrow'

So, you'd rather see poor people freeze to death in their homes during a Wisconsin winter...

Tell Congress "No Recess Until You Pass A Farm Bill!!"

A petition concerning the Met Opera's opening gala... and Putin's anti-gay insanity.

Take Five (States’ Blights edition)

I'm eating beanie weenies for supper.

ESPN poll: Should the NFL drop the Pro Bowl all together?

Exclusive: Dozens of CIA Operatives On the Ground During Benghazi Attack

Email from The White House: A step forward for reducing gun violence

Today’s Student Debt Means A $4 Trillion Loss Of Wealth In The Future

'Most of the sex ... was consensual': Castro's blame-the-victim act all too familiar, abuse experts

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Friday, 2 August 2013

Al-Qaeda Backers Found With U.S. Contracts in Afghanistan

A Colonial Addiction: The Twisted Logic Of The Netanyahu Government

Oil permits could prove fatal to Mountain Gorillas

Knesset Approves Bill That Could Push Arab Parties Out

Does Tweety ever shut up long enough for his guests to talk? He needs to do a playback so

CPS Fires a Special Investigator Who Used Term ‘Nigartard’

Thomas Ratliff Takes on Tea Party Over CSCOPE Panic

The Carlos Danger Name Generator: what is your name?

Mickey Mouse cow poop found at Gentle Barn!

Oklahoma couples sue for marriage equality

Canadian oil company gives up on stopping spill. Solution? Wait it out

This is one of those days, when I am glad to get home and find...

Still awaiting AZ Outlaws

President Obama Announces his Intent to Nominate John Koskinen as Commissioner of the IRS

New Ultra-Realistic Xbox Game Has Users Press B Repeatedly To Make Character Breathe

Activists Rally Across Israel, West Bank Against Plans To Relocate Beduin

Cheese Recall Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Bookmarklet - Search before post

Wait a second, why shouldn't anti-choice state governments pay for baby delivery?

Detroit May Be Bankrupt, But at Least It Has Whole Foods

Netanyahu To Arab MKs: You Weren't In Israel Before Us

Snowden accept..

Senator from Texas speaks out about removing the Patient Protection

Big Boss, Not Big Brother, Spotted Long Island Family's 'Suspicious' Google Searches

Hy-Vee, Fareway stores in Nebraska, Iowa fined for violating child labor laws