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Archives: August 20, 2013

The Big Dogs birthday is today

Report says Bloomberg pushed Kelly NYC mayoral bid

Is this just a little bit too convenient for Bloomberg and Kelly?

I amy have asked this before but what is the busiest time of day on DU?

Swedish women don headscarves after assault on Muslim (BBC)

Isn't there some sort of irony about freaking out about info being released

The surveillance state exists to serve the corporate state.

New insights into creating ball lightning in the lab (BBC)

Dude, the Bagle, is Unclear on the Concept of Frisbees...

Dick Van Dyke Rescued From Burning Vehicle

Dumbass meets Speck

19 ways climate change is now feeding itself

Watching Bouno on MSNBC - running against Christie

Luckovich toon.

Bo Obama has a new Little sister!

The Hard Truths We Must Swallow - Rwanda Is Wreaking Havoc in Congo

Obamas Adopt 2nd White House Dog, Name Her Sunny.

NYT: Firefighters’ Survivor Benefits Value Some Lives Over Others

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie: state media

Bo Obama has a new Sister!

Something on Egypt from the RCIT on striking steel workers.......

Abubakar Shekau of Nigeria's Boko Haram 'may be dead'

GOP Belief System - People Who Make Themselves Sick Should Not Be Treated.

New Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year

Justice Department opens investigation into JP Morgan Chase manipulation of energy markets.

Fast Food Workers Plan Nationwide Walkout August 29 (Macy's, Sears and Dollar Tree Joining In)

New York recovers 254 guns in 'largest-ever guns bust'

Any word yet if Miranda had boxes in his garage?

WH: Introducing the Newest Obama - Sunny

It doesn't make any sense

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Insult to Injury & a new Kitteh gif

All Wildfire Fighters Should Be Federal Employees With Full Benefits And Pensions.

Upgrades aim to extend B-52 bombers' already long lives

Mark Pryor: Obama ‘Doesn’t Connect Well’ With Arkansas Voters

"One US security official told Reuters that one of the main purposes of the British government's..."

Biden's son evaluated at hospital for 'episode of disorientation and weakness'

TCM Schedule for Thursday, August 22, 2013 -- Summer Under The Stars -- Maggie Smith

LSD and Other Psychedelics Not Linked With Mental Health Problems

Rachel Maddow: "Journalism is NOT terrorism." She is supporting Greenwald. "It's an outrage."

Meet Sunny: The Obamas' New Puppy

Army: Soldier, Wife Laughed About Killing Charges

Cat App:

Doggy Dinner Guest:

Admit it! You've ALL had this dream job.

Owl scat:

MFM's not much of a multitasker, but when push came to shove, he's come through like a champ.

So... MiddleFingerMom guesses that a llama gettin' a llotta head is COMPLETELY out of the question?

Unemployment rates rise in most US states in July

Coastal Moral Monday Photos

Cruz will renounce Canadian citizenship

Map That Should Be In School Books?

Bruce Springsteen? Or Dolly Parton?

U.S. did not seek detention of Snowden journalist's partner: White House

"Democrats push back on voting rights"

Stocks drop for a fourth straight day

Beau Biden suffered an episode is being evaluated in hospital. CNN

Killer Whale rescued from a bay in British Columbia

No, seriely, are peanuts an aphrodiasc, or, what about peanut butter and is my paradiag

Sunny in the House!

A new self-portrait

Tea party groups to target skeptical GOP senators on defunding Obamacare

Sea Level Could Rise 3 Feet by 2100, Climate Panel Finds

Offensive ethnic attack on Ted Cruz

All in favor of detaining journalists or their significant others, raise your hands.

while you were distracted by Greenwald: “Indescribably insane”: A public school system from hell

"Why Asian-Americans Have Turned Their Backs on the Republican Party"

Martin throws to Ed... Ed throws to Al... Al throws to Chris... Chris throws to Chris...

Day 40 CA Prisoners Hunger strike: Countdown for Human Rights

Close captioning

Glassified ruler

Dozens of California prisoners hospitalized after 40 days of hunger strike

"One of the Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get Out of College"

LePage is heard to say Obama 'hates white people'

Colbert blasts it out of the park!

My daughter is a drama queen!!!

Bronco's Von Miller reportedly named as potential witness to 2012 murders

How is a state enforced pregnancy (Texas) any different from a state enforced abortion (China)?

Nuns frustrated after meeting Pope's delegate..............

RNC 1. NBC 0 DNC :(

Sudan's Anti-FGM Campaign Avoids Using the Term

"They asked questions about my entire life..."

Dick Van Dyke was in a car wreck and George Zimmerman pulled him out (only half of that is true)

lol.... Ted Cruz gives up healthcare for life...

The Western media have double standards when it comes to terrorism

True Blood Season Finale *SPOILERS WARNING*

Virgin Atlantic flight to JFK becomes a 27-hour ordeal

"Top House Republican Undermines Peace Talks During Visit To Jerusalem"

These Time Magazine Covers Explain Why Americans Know Nothing About The World

"New Beer" - Marijuana Policy Project NASCAR Ad

Guardian says Britain forced it to destroy Snowden material.

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs

Were he in Bolivia or Ecuador, he'd already be dead.

Mark Ruffalo On Abortion: 'I Don't Want To Turn Back The Hands Of Time'

Vandalized Brooklyn Baseball Statue Is Re-Dedicated

What are they teaching children about gum these days?

Day 41: San Quentin hunger striker’s kidneys shut down, as warden meets one demand

Judge endorses use of fraud law against Bank of America

Rachel Maddow: Sequestration devastates US science, as well as education

Have any of you reconnected with an old love on a social site and wish you hadn't?

Update: Out Of Work 2.5 Years, UI Benefits Just Expired, BUT - Big Job Interview Tomorrow

Who is coordinating this Internet message board defense of NSA?

What the fuck is this shit?

Snowden reporter: Won't be silenced by detention

Day 42: CDCR’s $9.2 Billion Corruption Machine vs. Prison Human Rights Movement

Meet firefighter Ted Higgins...

We dare to stand united w/ all racial groups to say enough is enough, while CDCR and FBI collaborate

So what ever happened to that "other" guy?

"Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty on Warming"

The Guardian writes in an editorial today:

25 Reasons Wegmans Is The Greatest Supermarket The World Will Ever Know


"Dems have an ace in the hole in coming battle"

Smokey the Bear - Fighting Fires, and not just Forest Fires, since 1947

Lawmakers Travel The World On Lobbyists’ Dime

"GOP's secret fear: House Majority is in trouble"

Why is Bank of America a sponsor of THE Daily SHOW?

GOP Sequester Whispering Campaign - Obama Cut Your Funds - It Is HIs Fault

Breaking Bad fans: Check Out This Awesome Lego Meth Lab

Someone Sent An Anonymous Letter To A Grandmother Telling Her To 'Euthanize' Her Autistic Grandson


Is Jon Stewart back tonight?

Bitcoin Bites: Germany recognizes digital currency as 'private money'

Historic Water Conservation Measures Coming To The Colorado River Basin

Help stop the abuse of the Homeless in Fresno: Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m.

why wasn't this traitor arrested and detained in the UK?

Chilin', by Matt Bors

The war on the "far left" is an effort to move the Democratic Party to the right.

After One Of The Driest Periods in more than 1000 years, Historic Water Conservation Measures Coming

Isolated Mashco-Piro Indians appear in Peru

Palace releases official photos of royal baby.

Goldman Sachs Is Above the Law and There's Nothing We Can Do About It.

US government requests Bradley Manning be sentenced to 60 years

I admit it, I am the person directing the NSA talking points

Greenwald told the New York Times Miranda went to Berlin to deliver materials downloaded by Snowden

I got first pick in our fantasy draft

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately..."

The Sun and Venus

China repatriates north korean refugees

"Somebody please put me back in the fridge."

The UK's Schedule 7 is the most authoritarian thing I've ever seen.

"The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters"

Outrage Over Russian Anti-Gay Law Halts Similar Bill In Armenia


Oh, I get it. If we marginalize Greenwald's journalist credentials to the point...

Navy Sailors Fight Back Against Homophobia

Judge rules against anti-union think tank in bid for access to teacher emails

Should the NYT have been prosecuted for receiving The Pentagon Papers?

Mexican Leader Says Gays Can’t Marry Because They Don’t Face Each Other During Sex

What does "Far-Left" mean?

Any metal fans here familiar with Noothgrush?

I was wrong About Greenwald being a PUMA

What's going on here?

Alex rodriguez get hit by pitch by ryan dempster - red sox vs yankees

Scalia to Federalist Society: Court shouldn't 'invent new minorities'

I feel we need to boycott North Carolina

New York cracks down on distracted drivers

Wait, some of you think Greenwald admitted stolen docs to a NYT reporter and then denied it?

If bush was in office...

Gulf Spill Sampling Questioned

Pervez Musharraf, Former Pakistani President And Army Chief, Charged With Benezir Bhutto Assassinati

In regard to flamebait OPs on controversial topics...

Nobody in the world cares about "stolen" NSA documents

Biased, partisan, and just plain bad journalists are *exactly* who the 1st Amendment is about

What is Microsoft 365? A way to keep to keep you tethered to the workplace forever.

America's Wind Industry Reaches Record Highs

Rachel: "Journalism Is Not Terrorism"

CIA documents acknowledge its role in Iran's 1953 coup

At least some Justice is happening in Pakistan

Greg Abbott and Latinos - an unrequited love (and stinkweed)

Sketch of Lower Parel, Mumbai

Hispanics Stand to Gain the Most from Health Reform, But Are Also the Hardest to Reach

Amid new focus on Pacific, Chuck Hagel ramps up cooperation with China

Anybody else seeing score displays chopped in half when games air on FOX sports?

August 20: Lemonade Day


The Guardian is being threatened with censorship & closure over Edward Snowden revelations

Fukushima nuclear plant: Radioactive water leak found

Warehouse Workers win 60% raise and benefits.

Hi, my name is Gravitycollapse and I am addicted to buying and selling motorcycles...

13 Maine Republicans Are Done With The GOP, Decide To Leave Party

What's for Dinner ~ Tuesday August 20th

Summer Season Finale of Major Crimes, Returns November 25th

Russia’s Most Prominent Gay Rights Activist Feared Kidnapped Or Crazy

Baseball Player Killed Because Kids "Were Bored"

Five asylum seekers feared dead in latest Christmas Island boat tragedy

The Donald has tweeted some relationship advice for Steve Jobs widow:

Senator: Obama Administration Secretly Suspended Military Aid to Egypt

Multinationals Are Plotting to Steamroll What's Left of Our Democracy to Make Huge Profits

Food Stamp Cuts Would Deny Benefits To At Least 4 Million: CBPP

My Medical Nightmare: When Doctors Can't Tell You If You're Going to Live or Die

Why Wall Street & Co. Will Do Anything to Stop Eliot Spitzer from Championing the Public Interest

What do "left" and "right" mean to you?

Cat Diaries: The First Movie Made By Cats

Rachel: "Letting our closest allies do it while we stand silent is the same thing as us doing it"

Industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef denounced by World Heritage Committee

Mexico sailors mobbed by Polish hooligans

A worldwide water revolution starts in Guatemala

Mexico to save the world's rarest marine mammal

Peru’s prison conditions – a state of emergency

AP: Christie to tap public funds for election

What If What You ’Survived’ Wasn’t Cancer?

Day 13 of mass arrests for singing at the Wisconsin Capitol

New Abortion Restrictions in States Are 0 for 8 in Courts

U.S. Marines Plan to Destroy Another Island

UK police: Schedule 7 must only be used for determining if the person is involved in terrorism

Huge Fish Kill coming to the Trinity / Klamath Rivers

Drunken driver who crashed SUV into house, severely injuring woman, gets probation

Map: What Religion Does Your Member Of Congress Identify With?

Redistricting might shorten wait for a new liver

California court rules prisoners on hunger strike can be force-fed

Dirty Dishes

A surprise at my granddaughters school cafeteria

Tuesday Toon Roundup 1- Repubs and immigration

Idaho Fire

Beau Biden hospitalized for tests with his dad

Tuesday Toon Roundup 2- Egypt

Tuesday Toon Roundup 3- The Rest

USTR Abandons Plan to Protect Tobacco Control Measures under TPP

Chasing ghosts and exorcising demons under the light of the full moon.

Breakthrough in shooting of Aussie baseballer Chris Lane in US

Out of Sync

Is Virginia a "Tin Horn Dictatorship?"

Democrats will soon have a big, fat fight over fracking

Slovakia 'anti-Roma' wall in Kosice riles EU

Luckovich: Surveillance

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to allow warrantless cellphone searches

‘Oligarchic tendencies’: Study finds only the wealthy get represented in the Senate

Guardian: David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face

Anti-superstition leader Narendra Dabholkar shot dead; Prithviraj Chavan announces Rs10 lakh reward

Britons Question Whether Detention of Reporter’s Partner Was Terror-Related

Greenfield Massachusetts having success fighting a biomass plant.

Scots red deer 'breeding earlier due to climate change'

Guardian is taking legal action against Home Office over detention of David Miranda & confiscation o

Today (August 20) is Earth Overshoot Day

Maine Gov: Obama “Hates White People”

Ted Cruz: Okay, I’ll Renounce My Canadian Citizenship!

Glenn Greenwald's Partner Detained at UK Airport Under Terrorism Act

SWAT Team Raids Organic Farm, Takes Blackberry Bushes

World's oldest temple, Göbekli Tepe, built to worship Sirius


From the Center for American Progress: The Facts on Immigration Today

I got a ton of Chigger bites on a recent hike.

Sequester leads to massive cuts for Head Start

The Moment the US Ended Iran’s Brief Experiment in Democracy by Robert Scheer

Anti-Obamacare Rage, Once a GOP Hit, Fizzles Despite Town Halls

Juanita Jean smacks a Greg Abbot supporter who denigrates Senator Wendy Davis:

Snowden Writer's Partner Begins Legal Action Over UK Detention

One reason only for these recent abuses

Rachel Maddow's recent coverage of NC Vote suppression:

Never mind the economic deficit. What about the environmental one?

With Low Wage Jobs Growing No Way For Most Workers To Save For Retirement

The Brilliance of Greenwald NOT Releasing Everything At Once

The whistleblower's mad moral courage

I see a correllation between distractive royal propaganda

"My comb over needs a comb over." Please come CAPTION The Donald!!

Dick Van Dyke accident . . . thank goodness!

Greenwald’s Partner David Miranda Mounting Legal Challenge Against The U.K.

Global Warming:We are running out of time-

Farmers' protest turns violent in Colombia (video)

Well at least the Republican National Committee Loves Corbett - repeated applause for his speech

NJ Senate: Booker In Post-Primary Lead

Phila. Police Have Turned Kensington's Heroin "Needle Park" into a "Children's Paradise"

Obama's Fault (Cont.)

Matt Bors on Obama's Russia Hypocrisy - Putin vs. Obama on gay rights ... and Edward Snowden.

BREAKING: Elmore Leonard has passed.

The Stars This Week: August 19-25, 2013

Robert Scheer: The Moment the U.S. Ended Iran’s Brief Experiment in Democracy

“I’m not a terrorist: I’m eight years old, and that’s my science project”

Not Too Big to Jail: Eliot Spitzer Is Wall Street’s Worst Nightmare

I'm just going to refer to Ted Cruz as the Cubanadian candidate (n/t)

The Republican Circular Firing Squad

"I wonder how many have truly understood The Absolute Threat"

Drunk on rat p*ss. Please come CAPTION Ted Cruz!!!

Herman Cain: America ‘Was Conceived on Biblical Principles’

Which Famous Economist Are You Most Similar To?

Greece's Golden Dawn: A Wake-up Call for Europe

Photo Essay Of Discrimination - Right Here In The Good Old USA

Kazakhstan lawmaker to introduce bill modeled after Russia’s anti-gay law

Groklaw legal site shuts over fears of NSA email snooping Pamela Jones shuts award-winning site, say

Worker "Disloyalty" Leads to Discharge; Employer Disloyalty Is Good for Business

North Carolina Could Be Next To Throw A Wrench Into Paid Sick Leave

10-Year Old Zuriel Oduwole Makes History On Forbes Magazine

Sorry, my liberal heart is not bleeding for Andrea Sneiderman...

Making Greenwald's point for him

N.J. Gov. Christie signs ban on gay conversion therapy

Ted Cruz is on C-span right now

Where's the Outrage over Our Failed Health Care System?

The ACLU and others have been trying to redefine the term whistleblower to include Snowden.

KLEAN Radio - James Dimaggio's Friend Andrew Spanswick

Roger Waters calls on fellow musicians to boycott Israel

The Nonconsensual Sexualization of Unintending Young Women

Elmore Leonard (1925—2013)

Giving lawmakers added motivation on immigration

IDF kills Palestinian in Jenin during clashes

Fracking for shale gas hits a raw nerve in Europe


The right gets confused by its own lie

Other Places

GOP prepares to self-destruct over nonsense

Green German gov battles to keep fossil powerplants running

Two workers killed while disassembling ‘Love Boat’ in Turkey

Fact: Humans Used Pot For At Least 9,000 Years

Want to win in 2014? A "Contract with Hard Working Americans" will do it

My Type I diabetic friend -- her interesting experience in China.

If Anyone be so nice to help me out thank you

GCHQ Tells Guardian Newspaper:"You've had your fun..Now We Want the Stuff Back"/Destroys Hard Drives

Fast Food Workers Super-Size Their Walkout

Unmasking golf's screamers; can they be stopped?

Another Religious Charity Turns Away Atheists (article)

Kurds & al-Qaeda battle over Syrian oil patch

Rand Paul: No ‘objective evidence’ African Americans are prevented from voting

Turks see Arab meddling in Egypt

Republicans: the “Anti-Education Party”

Three ’72 Dolphins skip White House visit for political reasons

Here's a couple photos of the littlest kitten I took in this weekend...

Is it time to throw Obama under the bus? Is it time for Obama to throw people under the bus? Bush?

Turkey's Erdogan sees Israel's hand in Egyptian overthrow

Anna Karenina and the Business Cycle

Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy Daddy

Bank of America intern, 21, dies 'after working until 6am three days in a row' at London offices

Some have mentioned: Why bring up NSA Spying now and not back in 2006?

Pic Of The Moment: Birther Presidential Eligibility Quiz

Of Iraq, WMDs, Hidden Agendas(?) Intellectual Dishonesty, Education and The New York Times

Dawn saves wildlife, The Big Picture

The next big fight will be over the world's waterways. Capitalists want to privatize water.

Speaking of targeting Journalist

today in women's herstory-20 august

need help from Google savants

Slow Ass Jolene

Unprecedented Cut in Colorado River Flow Ordered, Due to Drought

Documents detail Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's injuries

Site for Immigration Reform?

Creepy Christian Preacher Wanders Around Texas Town Armed With Assault Rifle to Protest Strictness

O joy O joy, Ted CRUZ is *all* ours, we're SO lucky!1 (Renounces dual/Canadian citizenship)

a biography of the day-rose hum lee (sociologist, 1st woman, 1st chinese to head soc. dept at

Reconstruction 2.0 and the Neo-Confederate Backlash

Michigan Child dies.

Another Website Shuttered Over Government Surveillance Concerns

Senate aide: US military aid to Egypt has stopped

Tennessee father and son dead after AR-15 goes off and ammunition-filled room explodes

Rick Scott throwing obstacles to "Obamacare" based on privacy issues.

Robert Scheer: The Moment the U.S. Ended Iran’s Brief Experiment in Democracy

How many justified shootings are there in a year?

Wait. What??

Scalia: High court shouldn’t ‘invent new minorities that get special protections’

Someone has stolen almost $1,000 from Mrs. V.'s mother

PBS gives reality TV the treatment it deserves

Edward Snowden’s Real Impact

Today in Peace and Justice history on August 20, 1964

Today in Peace and Justice history on August 20, 1964

So Much Of Left-Wing Thought Is A Kind Of Playing W/Fire By People Who Don't Even Know

S.F. jail inmates 56% black

Did The CIA Help Apartheid S Africa Arrest Nelson Mandela?

America's worst charities.

Viral Photo Shows Muslims Protecting Catholic Church in Egypt as Congregants Attend Mass

This is police-state stuff. We need to know the American government’s role in these events

Washinton Post: Ted Cruz and Obama "apples to oranges" on birth certificate

Little Libertarians on the prairie

California leads U.S. in science and engineering employment (LA Times)

It looks like this week's attack is on "the left."

Anyone have a good shepard's pie recipe?

Congressman from Texas (naturally) doubles down on his birtherism

Maryland lawmaker (R-Try To Contain Your Shock) charged with DUI

Identity Theft

Come meet Mark Greene- who will be running against Kay Granger

How are you guys holding...

Anything the Gov't doesn't want you to see is classified.

you have nothing to fear

AMTRAK: Record-breaking Ridership in July

Best action to support Fast Food workers August 29th?

The surveillance quagmire

What Would Happen if We Did Cut Off Aid to Egypt?

What women really want

Never Bet On The Cowboys

Penis pills, weight loss pills you know, the "natural" ones. Who would buy them?

Will WaPo's Barton Gellman be detained if he goes to Britain because of Snowden?

The New Fad Taking The Country By Storm: "Overpasses For Obama’s Impeachment"

anyone see the new faux sports 1 show? Regis Philbin has a show, it's faux sports live

how will DU support Fast Food workers strike August 29th

Cost of Solar Power to Drop 75% by 2020? US Military Embraces It

I served on a jury twice for the same post

A question to a humorous ATA thread.

Psychiatrist Patiently Listens To Obama Complain About Every Single American

A Scientific Case Against Rape Jokes

What's the point of photo sizes like this:?

watch for news on shooting at elementary school in Georgia.

Plan to Convert Texas Roads to Gravel Begins Despite Pushback

Tea Party Protesters Distracting Drivers On Overpass Fail To Leave, Get Arrested

Gunshots have been fired at an elementary school in Decatur, Georgia, near Atlanta,

How low can you get: the minimum wage scam

ADL calls for U.S. action to Russia's anti-gay bigotry and harassment

"Pink Slip Rubio" Campaign Underway

June: Hillary on Snowden's "outrageous behavior"

"I like simple pleasures, like butter in my ass and lolipops in my mouth"

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights: Congress, stand up for civil rights"

School is now in session in Georgia- and the gunfire begins...

Papantonio: Your Mortgage Documents Are Fake!

Robbed bride gets wedding dress from 911 operator

Shots fired at Georgia elementary school, suspect in custody

Miranda's rights: how Europe can learn from Latin America's independence

Veteran GOP strategist endorses, advises McAuliffe

The Remains Of A Macbook: pic of one of the stranger episodes in history of digital-age journalism

Taxi jumps curb, plows into pedestrians in Midtown

NYPD assaults judge trying to protect handcuffed homeless man from beating, judge sues

Throw your wife under the bus

Hey, is that a Rolex you’re wearing? How to spot a corrupt pol

I'm going to post this again since it goes to the heart of the motivation of the UK security forces

GA school children safe from gunman and taken by bus to Walmart . . . which sells guns.

Are you a Journalist? Don't work for Buffett.

A Prequel to 1984?

"What use{d} to be a 1990 Acura...."

State AG: Company Inflated Grad Job Placement Rates, Will Pay Back Millions

People can be taught

Rick Perry to headline California GOP convention in October, attempt to poach more businesses

Newly discovered ocean plume could be major source of iron

(Seven) Maine Republicans Quit Party

Wrecked Fukushima storage tank leaking highly radioactive water (new leak)

NRC approves IP2’s continued operation while license renewal process continues

Tennessee father and son dead after AR-15 goes off and ammunition-filled room explodes

No, Glenn Greenwald didn’t ‘vow vengeance.’ He said he was going to do his job.

Lancaster Couple Awarded $4M in Deputies' Raid Shooting

"Stand Your Ground" Repeal Bill Filed in Tallahassee, but Support Looks Thin

northern illinois fireground photos facebook page-wisconsin fireman!

Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner to Marry After 42 Years?

Thom Hartmann: Are shoplifting and parking violations "minuscule?"

Cuomo won't join Obama at fracking hotbed sites

OFA head Jim Messina now advising British Tories? He needs to resign!

Would you report on illegal government spying today?

It would be cool if you've already rec'ed a thread...

Pennsylvania widow who lost home over $6.30 wins reprieve

Tea Party challenger to Lamar Alexander is a man of the Tea Party people

51st state question will be on Weld, Phillips ballots this fall

Swedish women don headscarves to protest violence against Muslim women.

A-Rod's lawyers plan malpractice lawsuit against Yankees team doctor

The GUARDIAN: We destroyed hard drives of leaked NSA files under threat of legal action & closure

Senator Cruz may have to wait eight months to stop being Canadian

Yay, the Czechs won!

Introducing the $7.50 ice cube

Rusbridger: destroying hard drives allowed us to continue NSA coverage

Al Jazeera America starts NOW! 3 pm EDT. On the former Current TV.

Coastal flood damage could soar to $1tn a year by 2050

David Paterson Can't Tell You Why You Should Vote for Scott Stringer

"OFA crosses party lines to rally for pro-citizenship Republicans"

District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan Addresses Leaked Comments

Ron Paul to headline September ‘anti-Semitic conference’

Strange old ammo

AUDIO: San Antonio Officials Hate Gays, LGBT Travel Alert Issued

Steubenville: A year after rape case reported student athletes, coaches learning lessons

"STELLAR" A series of gifs by Ignacio Torres

PA. Drops to 49th among states in job creation - next to the other Social Darwinism states

My Early Christmas List

My Early Christmas List

What would you like to see Wikileaks, Snowden, Anonymous or others leak most?

I wish my title threads conveyed my truth more clearly. However;with the little bit of space

X-Rays Reveal the Insane Innards of Space Suits

Joe Carr, Lamar Alexander's Challenger, Whiffs In First At-Bat

How Crayon Drawings Can Tell If There Are Demons In Your Brain: Right Wing Watch

Queens Borough President candidate Peter Vallone Jr. gets endorsed by PBA

Hightower Report: Ken the Sex Cop for Governor

Can someone please tell me why it is the all star game winner that decides which league starts

DEMOCRACY NOW: "It is NOT us that will decide whether we have something to hide."

Iowa GOP County Chair Resigns, Says Party ‘Headed In Wrong Direction’ (TPM)

L O S T in Siberia?

20 GB free cloud storage at new site called Copy

The Louisiana Town That Was Swallowed By A Sinkhole - Mike Ludwig Discusses

Winning while Losing: Baseball, Arbitration and the Political Center

Three Moral Monday rallies held in NC yesterday

TEXANS ELECT CANADIAN CITIZEN AS US SENATOR! Newspaper headlines we never got to see....

Not sure if this is the right place for this

The World Premiere Of Richard Simmons’ “Hair Do” Lyric Video{yes, it's awful. awful funny.}

Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft/Global Warming

Wisconsin woman accused of shooting her Walmart coworker jealous over job transfer

Taking the Dream Home! Forward Together Movement Marches Across NC

Cantor spews another Big Lie, on Obamacare, earns "pants-on-fire" from Politifact

Debates Suck at Changing People's Minds

Republican Cheaters

NYC Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Reduce Use Of Plastic Bags

The Right-Wing's Outrageous Comments on Muslims

Soap products for the very odd

Data-driven Analysis Debunks Claims NSA Out Of Control (Maybe)

Anyone going to be watching Al Jazeera America? It' just premiered an hour ago.

Top Roger Ailes Adviser Fired and Escorted From Fox News Building

Article: Syngenta's Paid Third Party Pundits Spin the "News" on Atrazine

Al Jazeera America is on the air. Who's watching?

Congresscritter Steve King won't give up on his racism...

Chamber of Commerce efforts to buy the House of Representatives hasn't worked out so well.

The NSA Searches Ten Times as Much of the Internet as It Said It Does

Taking the Dream Home! Forward Together Movement Marches Across NC

Stealth snowmobile shows Harper is a comedy genius: Walkom

Wednesday's International Herald Tribune - "Newspaper stands up to British pressure"

if the average surcharge for smokers is 15% why is the cap 50%?

Printing with dice

Nixon should have detained Woodward and Bernstein

Dartmouth withdraws Tengatenga’s appointment as foundation dean

Last chance to submit comments re: fracking on federal lands

Venezuela Forces Employment Even With Shuttered Factories

Having tried in vain in the noughties to get a school anti-gay bullying policy ...

Anybody have experience with medical alert devices?

The world's most beautiful garbage dump is spelled A-L-A-S-K-A

Landrieu's lead in Louisiana

If "W" Painted With Honesty...

Kasich approval down, OH-Gov looks like toss up

Liberty Counsel Claims 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban Harms Minors, Plans Lawsuit

The North Colorado people haven't actually read the Constitution

Question... when does a war on terror ever end?

The Obamas do not have any white dogs...

Happy 65th B-Day Robert Plant

Michael Hastings Had Relapsed Into Drug Use At Time Of His Death, Coroner Says

The Republican party is no longer a viable poltical party

What ILUC? Amazon Deforestation Rates Hit Lowest Point Since at Least 1988

JFK -- & the origin of the term, "Conspiracy Theory"

Bud Selig's rimming of the Skankees Continues

Judge Orders LICH Ownership To Be Taken From SUNY, But Continuum Says It Can't Take Control


No. No no. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!

DNC to vote on resolution calling on Filner to resign

Penn. gets OK to ignore No Child Left Behind law

Models are really taller than your average singer.

President Kennedy warned against secret societies A speech given to the press in 1961

Update on my badly sprained ankle

Nostalgia! Full YouTube video of first televised talk show - 1948!

Definition of Terrorism in Schedule 7 Of UK's Terrorism Act (Miranda's Detention)

I handed my phone to my husband to get a pic of a beautiful little goldfinch.

This is How You Kill a Party

Corbett Hires a Frothing Sharia-Law-Fearing Birther to be a Legislative Liaison

A New Low Point in Claiming to Love America, But Hate Americans.

White House Won't Say If Obama's Medical Marijuana Stance May Be Swayed By Sanjay Gupta

'Duck Dynasty' Star Targets Abortion: 'You Have a God-Given Right to Live' (Video)

PSA: Stand Up to 'Stand Your Ground'

Go home, Bessie. You're drunk!

So a jury hid this thread because it linked to personal information

The Religious Right's New Target: Transgender People

Iowa GOP Polk County Chairman Resigns.- Says " Party is Headed in Wrong Direction"

Intellectual Dishonesty 101: "We can't tell the U.K. what to do"

Manning Will Be Sentenced Tomorrow

Amusement Park Cancels Wedding Contest Rather Than Include Gay Couple

How Solar Power and Ice Energy Can Play Together

DeMint: Replace GOPers who won’t defund Obamacare

Is it me, or is Chris Matthews being a bit of a dick about Ed?

The Education of a Bomb Dog (Smithsonian Magazine)

Japan Approves 19 GW of Commercial Solar in 2012 After Incentives

Why the Republican Obamacare Strategy Fell Apart

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Do important science work from home on your computer.

First World Problems and why my day just sucks monkey ass.

Mark Fiore: Keystone Clone

The Today Show's First Book Club Selection

Shuttering of Lavabit and Silent Mail Illustrate Potential Effects of a CALEA II

High school kids bust claims about Double Stuf Oreos


Michael Hastings's widow: His death was just a tragic accident.

Anyone looking for info from the Tri-County area of Pennsylvania & New York?

We are suing Perry over voter id law!!

TCM Schedule for Friday, August 23, 2013 -- Summer Under The Stars -- Elizabeth Taylor

Egypt's ElBaradei Faces Charges Over 'Betrayal Of Trust'

Business Owner Destroys Republican Rep Talking Points In Town Hall (VIDEO)

Our national Overly Attached Girlfriend

Solar Power: Made in the USA (DU one of the first to see this)

Wanted to thank you all for your help.

Australian calls for Boycott of US over lack of Gun Control after shooting

why is chris matthews nattering on about his show only being on at 7 pm eastern?

See Why This Republican Operative Became Obamacare Supporter

I have a question about the information that Snowden/Greenwald...

Americans were ready for the wars to end....

"On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs" by David Graeber

The UK Had Reason To Want Miranda Detained- It's Ridiculous To Say The US Forced Them

Perfect team meets Obama

ACLU has a handy webpage for “NSA Documents Released to the Public Since June 2013″

The UK Government is Right Wing, BTW

Child Labor: 11 year-old Halima sews clothing for Hanes

US doesn't know what Snowden took, sources say

Von Miller suspended for six games - diluted urine sample

Irrefutable Proof that Darrell Issa Completely and Totally Lied About the IRS Scandal

Your mother, partner, whoever they can get to to hurt you. When they come…they come at what you love

Neil deGrasse Tyson -- The Most Astounding Fact

Lily Tomlin contemplating marriage with partner after 42 years together

I do not believe,

US doesn't know what Snowden took, sources say


Got these gems (graphs) from a right wing friend today...

Waco pastor makes controversial decision to ban hair weaves

Manziels put College Station-area home on sale

About "The Butler":

Suspending Von Miller for over 1/3 of the football season for smoking a joint is just stupid.

In split vote, Dallas County commissioners agree to sue Texas Gov. Rick Perry over voter ID

Southern Dallas charter school fails city fire, building inspections, won’t open in time for classes

NSA Underbelly <= Corporate Overlords In The Saddle on Steroids

San Antonio Councilwoman Chan’s locked-down Facebook page blows up with comments

San Antonio Councilwoman Chan’s locked-down Facebook page blows up with comments

Fresh yellowtail eaten raw!

OFA Truth Team

CNN is bringing back Crossfire.

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

Elisa Chan defends anti-gay remarks as free speech

Elisa Chan defends anti-gay remarks as free speech

Developer exposed by WWL-TV pleads guilty to federal theft charges (ties to Jindal)

kind of got a Jackson Browne vibe going ... this Dawes fellow

The UK Home Office Puts ALL Traveling Investigative Journalists on Notice

Report: AG Greg Abbott brags Texas pays nearly $4M so far to sue feds

Anti-superstition activist Dabholkar shot dead

Micosoft & Sony announce launch day games for new consoles

For those of you who love gifs...

Judges reject challenge to Texas State Farm rates

I normally reserve this sort of crap for the weekends, but its exception time

Houston charter school misspent $5.3 million in federal funds, state report finds

Bikini Graph time! Unemployment rate reaches lowest point in nearly 5 years

Between my wife and I we bring into our home $19 an Hour before taxes. Mother in law seems to

Steve Jobs: Prophet of a new religion

The Astros have been a wonderful addition to the AL West

First Maine Lobstering Union Meeting Held

In memory of my Dad

Workers At Nissan In Canton Deserve A Voice In The Workplace

Bart Gellman DEBUNKS NSA 'data-driven analysis' debunking: says "math isn't the problem"

The Civil Wars- The One Who Got Away

Luckovich toon on today's school shooting incident

Please Sign - Think Progress Petition Against Obama's Commerce Depart. SOPA's Worst Provisions

Saudi Minister Pledges To Finance Egypt In Wake Of Aid Withdrawal

NE mother pitbull could die because of owner's mistake

Three Members Of ’72 Dolphins Decline Invite To White House

A Stunning Chart That Shows How Nepotism Really Works

NASA climate change video: This is the U.S. in 2100

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Angers U.S., Israel, Egypt With Mursi Defense

Worker "Disloyalty" Leads to Discharge; Employer Disloyalty Is Good for Business

Three idiot former Dolphins from the 72 team refuse to go to the white house

Garbage disposal weird sound question.

Documents Detail CIA's Role In 1953 Coup In Iran

If NSA Commits Database Query Violations, But Nobody Audits Them, Do They Really Happen?

Here's an idea re: NSA - CHANGE THE LAWS

Doesn't Ted Cruz also have Cuban citizenship?

Newest Wingnut Fad Obama Decrees That 3 x 4=11 --- "Obama Math"

Another Day in Armed America

Man Has Sex With Goat, Gets Banned From All Farms In United Kingdom

Ok, let's say that the 'thugs try to tie up the debt ceiling raise...

the most patient dog in the world

Meanwhile, at the NSA - This video is G14 Classified. You've been warned.

Bill increases fines for endangering companion animals

With All The Complaints About Low Wages GOP Thinks Those Wages Too High

Last night's moon

FBI shooting: Father of Chechen man 'satisfied' with Ashton's pledge of a full investigation

"...I only seem liberal..."

Sympathy boycott! Sympathy boycott!

CO. Legislature could flip red if we don't act.

Dental Floss Ranch.

AG Holder: DOJ Nearing Decisions on Probes Involving Financial Firms and 2008 Market Crash

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Wednesday, 21 August 2013