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Archives: August 25, 2013

VIDEO: Clouds and aurora in rare night sky double for sky gazer

Like a Car Wreck in Slow Motion: A Party Divided and Dysfunctional

Like a Car Wreck in Slow Motion: A Party Divided and Dysfunctional

Fukushima: Water pouring down from hills

Hero cat.

Princesses DO NOT pee all over the place and leave poop floating and the restroom a mess...Pigs DO.

Just watched al jazeera

Pentecostal Minister Convinces HIV patient to stop taking medication

Trayvon Martin's parents on path to forgive George Zimmerman

Badass Teachers are making their presence known! Article about challenge to Common Core

Just playin' 'round in Photoshop- a new graphic

Poetry after dark

Linda Ronstadt Discloses Her Battle With Parkinson’s Disease

Lift Every Voice and Sing

There's a little boy (about 5 or 6?) going back and forth on our street...

Is DU doing a fantasy football leauge this year?

Czech Republic: Hundreds of rampaging neo-Nazis attempt pogrom against Romani people in Ostrava

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman files Donald Trump 'University' $40 million fraud suit

"Walmart’s Low Wages Are Causing the Company’s Profits to Collapse"

Heads up: New Psychic Show Tonight, Sat., 8/24, 10 p.m.

"Republicans Are Beginning To Worry They Could Lose The House In 2014"

When I watched the March ceremony in DC, I really missed being there

Pick a convenient plan for reading Manning's complete document release!

"The average American wage hasn't grown at all since 2000"

Just 26 percent of ACT test-takers are prepared for college

Chris Hedges

Three Superhero casting decisions worse (at the time) than Ben Affleck as Batman

Bernie Madoff Finally Gets What He Deserves. Artist - Chen Wenling

The Nature Conservancy photo contest

Officials confirm first case of dengue fever in Miani-Dade Florida

R.I.P. Julie Harris

UPDATE: Marvin GAYE estate refuses settlement from Robin THICKE, continues with lawsuit

Texas man allegedly brandishes pellet gun, knives when told he can't pump own gas on Oregon coast

Mother Surprised Son Needs So Much Ammunition For First Day Of School

I think I will go back to Tucson period.

Had to share this delightful toon -

"QUICK, get in! There's no time to explain!"

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman files Donald Trump 'University' $40 million fraud suit

Elementary - Season 1 - Review - Minor Spoilers

A happy dog tale:

Courage v. Cowardice

Peru: protesters tear down gate at Conga mine site

Events in Syria Lead Back to Israeli Report of Imminent US-Led Attack from Jordan

Chris Hedges: Powerful GLBT related content at the beginning of the speech.

"60 Minutes" is a repeat tomorrow, but a good one.

Just Another Day In Gunmerica: 8-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shoots 90-Year-Old Woman Intentionally

Usually, the worst die peacefully. In luxury.


New episode of "Too Cute," kittens is on Animal Planet!

Kevin Spacey urges TV channels to give control to viewers

It's Left-wing prats who are defending our freedoms

Bill Moyers w/Mark Leibovich on Glitz and Greed in Washington

Odd Couple

Dammit I can't find a song in my head

March on Washington messages cite faith:

US Gun Culture Corrupting the World

now, for your enjoyment, a DU Hall of Fame classic thread...

What would you say if you received a call from the Pope?

We have to stop the GOP from taking away from our future.

Lane murder: America’s gun culture has to change

Mike Tyson says he’s ‘on the verge of dying,’ opens up about drug problems

Press Conference: Monday, 8/26, at 8:30 am 1st Demolition of Homeless camps. Fresno, CA We need you

Google chrome - the font size in the address bar has been huge for 2 days. What the hell?

Israel estimates US will attack in Syria

PETA complain to UEFA after Kazakhstani side sacrifice sheep before Champions League match

I am not transphobic, I hate name changes

Black Agenda TV, Season 1 Episode 4

All of you on MIRT deserve a standing round of applause (digital version)

Spock's Beard

President Barack Obama - POWERFUL dedication speech at MLK Memorial~

Day 48: Appeal for hearing on California prisoners to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights,

Question for truckers...

I Have a Character Issue - NYT op-ed by Anna Gunn

Amazing photos of jellyfish in the North Atlantic

After 4chan manhunt, cat-kicker slapped with animal cruelty charges

Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall

Anonymous : The central banking and finance system has systematically defrauded the planet

A 9-year-old girl was beaten and nearly killed in the women's bathroom of a Florida Best Buy

Poll || Most Americans Oppose Intervention In Syria Even If Chemical Attack Confirmed

Putin critic vows to allow gay pride rallies in Moscow if elected as Mayor

NYT: Coming Full Circle in Energy, to Nuclear

What we really need today.

Florida Hospital (Orlando) enters health-insurance business

In Syria, America Loses if Either Side Wins

Can the Barack Obama Group posts not show up on Greatest Threads?

Better Mumbai pictures

Best Political Cartoons of the Week

August 25: Whiskey Sour Day

Democratic Underground Cheer For Neill Blomkamp.

Egypt's Ruling Cabal Starts Cracking Down on Liberals And Labor Organizers

Some asshole in GD just ruined this song for me...

We'd All Be Much Wealthier If We Acted Like a Society—Instead We Prop Up the Private Wealth ...

Bradley Manning and the Two Americas

7 Outrageous and Downright Horrific Statements From the Right-Wing Fringe Just This Week

I see the EFF-Bee-Eye is bragging about taking down the leaders of Anonymous.

'Whites only' East Texas meth dealer pleads guilty

Chomsky Classic: How Revolutionary Pacifism Can Preserve the Species

The sportswriter who blogged his suicide

Marijuana Reforms Continue to Sweep the Nation at a Blistering Pace

EU's Rehn says France should stop raising taxes

Egypt court delays trial of Brotherhood leaders

Trans activists slam ‘hateful’ conservative video in which man ‘dresses up’ as ‘a transgender’

Anti-LGBT columnist warns men: Lesbians will have your children and make you slaves

Just bought a laptop and I want to make a copy of the windows 7 home premium thats installed

The PM's use of tame media is annoying the big guns at Sky, ITN and the BBC.

I have seen it quoted over and over again, here and elsewhere, that there are 1 million spies with

Who Are the Long-Term Unemployed?

Investigators believe 8-year-old intentionally killed 90-year-old woman

Catholic bishop stumps for the Republican party. Why?

Plague of wild pigs has U.S. authorities squealing

The End of the Arab Spring.

Fracking Boom Slouching Toward Bust

Frank Rich Even Neocons Disagree on Mideast Intervention

Kristen Chenoweth invited an audience member on stage to sing 'For Good' with her.

Meet The Rogue County Clerk Who's Handing Out Dozens Of Gay Marriage Licenses In New Mexico

Does the World Care? 1 Mn Syrian Children Refugees & Aid Money Running Out

High-level radioactive tritium found in seawater at Fukushima plant port

The Battle to Draw Down Lake Okeechobee - Jeff Masters

Think about it in terms of cold, hard cash...

Despite Use Of Chemical Weapons, Many Americans Oppose Any Syrian Intervention

Finally qualified for my grocery's Senior Discount program.

Police Officer Saves 100 Baby Sea Turtles from Certain Death

Things to Know as Collapse Becomes Hip

How much do you know about religion?

Things to Know as Collapse Becomes Hip

Moyers: America's Gilded Capital

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Lesson #26 Edition

In Syria, America Loses if Either Side Wins

There are times when stupidity is a capital offense

Syria? You want to intervene? Specifically what would you do?

Don't Have To Clone Neanderthals. They Are Among Us. They Are Called Rape-uglicans. Then Again -

(Really) Young recruits graduate at Pendleton

New state report card proves Ohio’s charter school experiment has failed

New state report card proves Ohio’s charter school experiment has failed

Syria militant vows revenge for alleged gas attack

New state report card proves Ohio’s charter school experiment has failed

Nat Guard budget pinch

Settlement boycott on the Supreme Court Agenda

Toddler Who Survived a Dog Attack was Shot in the Head Last Night

This might make you smile.

Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs: Bankrupt at the Top, Ignoring Soldier Needs

Feeding Homeless Apparently Illegal in Raleigh, NC (w/MAJOR update at 4:43 PM)

Actress Julie Harris has died

For those who supported the coup in Egypt, do you still support it?

Takeout or Delivery...

8 year old kills 90 year old caregiver

Goldman Managing Director Charged in East Hampton Rape

"I have a nightmare!" Please come CAPTION Fox's Doug McKelway!!!

Prominent Gay Canadian Film Maker and ER Dr Arrested in Egypt

NY State Attorney General Sues Donald Trump

We'd All Be Much Wealthier If We Acted Like a Society

Syria will let inspectors go to site of suspected chemical weapons attack, official says

Dean Baker: AP Goes Off The Deep End With Deficit Scold David Walker

Listen Up, Ladies: Here's Everything Real Men Think Is Wrong With You

Argentina loses $1.3bn debt court appeal

In Paper War, Flood of Liens Is the Weapon

Wisconsin DNR reorganization not out of line, says former Dem secretary

Insight - Syria's opposition considers national rebel army, Islamists angered

Things to Know as Collapse Becomes Hip

Coburn calls on Oklahomans to push for national constitutional convention

Ignoring Qualms, Some Republicans Nurture Dreams of Impeaching Obama

Syria to allow UN inspect 'chemical weapon' attack site

The Republican party's 'defund Obamacare' disorder

Because of gerrymandering, only 2 U.S. House Districts in Pa expected to be competitive

"You don't have to be Mother Theresa to avoid being an asshole."

Here's Why America Stopped Caring About The Public Good

Two different approaches to school security, with two very different outcomes.

WOW-DOWD! "For Some Of The Rodeo Clowns-Obama's Real Crime Is-PRESIDING WHILE BLACK"

Dick Cheney- “The NSA is a well-run program,”

Ohio hates the Orange Man

Is CBS' "60 Minutes" still a hard-hitting program?

Gregory Crawford's Weekly Rant -- Aug. 24, 2013 -- Friday News Dump

Ft. Hood shooter received glowing evaluations before attack

Remember the British Intelligence/Yellow Cake controversy?

David Miranda row: New law 'needed to protect secrets'

Toddler recovering from pit bull mauling gets shot in the head

Germany’s record-breaking renewables push fossil fuel plants to close

I'm listening to Gov. Jindal on MTP. He keeps repeating that Republicans want to

Soldiers shot and burned in northern Iraq

Could U.S. intervention in Syria spark a much wider conflict?

Corporate ineptitude in Navy contract looms over union drive

Colombia Resumes Peace Talks with FARC

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis

Kookie ROBERTS just used the "equalizing" rhetorical gimmick with the Jon KARL B.F.E.E. flack

Who Will Be The Republicant Sacrificial Lamb, Errrr, Presidential Nominee In 2016?

"in need of Christian employees."

Question on NSA file access security

In Deference to Great Men: Aaron Sorkin vs. the Occupy Movement

Aww, seems that Scotland didn't live up to this RW nutjob's expectations!

Dear President Obama,

Great News for Republicans and Affordable Care Act !!!

Exposing baba black sheep

Steve Lonegan, (NJ senate candidate) and the Republican mindset.............

ANALYSIS: Celebrations of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech obscure its critique

Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states

Let's have a sing-a-long!!!!

Catholic Charities agencies respond to influx of trafficking victims

Der Spiegel: NSA Bugged UN Headquarters and the IAEA in Vienna

Who has watched Heroes of Cosplay?

NY Observer: Vanity Project: Why Fancy Architecture Won’t Save Penn Station

U.S. Rebuffs Syrian Decision to Allow Inspection

Moscow Warns West against 'Tragic Mistake' in Syria

First night shift at the convenient store tonight.


Frank Zappa has a song about that

I'm beginning to think Dems outside of NJ are all about Christie

A heads up for my friends in this group. I talk about Chelsea Manning's sentence in my show tonight

EPA analysis shows the public plays no meaningful role in EPA rulemaking

For Obama, World Looks far Different than Expected

I really don't have time for this! But this is something you NEED to know:

Hobby Lobby ahole threatens to close all stores

What a Jerk - - - - off

CIA closes office that declassifies historical materials

U.S. heat on armored car firms to drop pot clubs?

The tea party's reaction to Obama's election....

civil Rights groups call for Arne Duncan's ouster!!

Dumbest thing you did upon becoming an adult at 18 or 21 ?

On Fox News Sunday ...

That's IT! They have crossed the line! Just a few minutes ago...

Hemp industry hampered by federal drug laws

The equality envisioned by King in his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech remains beyond reach for many

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, August 27: Summer Under the Stars: Martin Balsam

Seeing 'New Jim Crow' Placards Seized by Police & More From the March on Washington

I wish someone would do a huge survey that attaches Reagan's legacy to Obama

The tone- deaf 96-year-old who entered heartbreaking song he wrote for his late wife into contest...

I would like to see an explanation of why water flowing thru/from Fukushima is bad

Are you ready for some Tennis??

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, August 28: Summer Under the Stars: Shirley Jones

Etsy question

Press Conference: Monday, 8/26, at 8:30 am 1st Demolition of Homeless camps. Fresno, CA We need you

Today in Peace and Justice history on August 25, 1969

Ruth Ginsberg: a brilliant, liberal narcissist who thinks she's irreplaceable

Today in Peace and Justice history on August 25, 1969

MacGyver's applesauce.

As with the Iraq catastrophe, the NYT is actively manufacturing a "case" for ...

Ancient African Religion Finds Roots In America

"LOVEINT" = loving yer other enough to spy on'em. Aww, humans HUMANIZE, that's what they do!1

President Obama Announced New Sanctions for Technology Used in Human Rights Abuses in Iran and Syria

Pic of baby Panda born at the National Zoo:

I cannot wait for a senior Democrat

I have a question about the preferred use of names for someone who is in transition

Same-sex pairs shake up tango championship in Argentina

The NSA Allegedly Spied On The United Nations

50 Miles For 50 Years... A half-tour of Delaware

First Ladies - Day Out at U.S. Open

In the last two months I am seeing more and more MSM articles like this:

For my 50th - a bike ride down Route 9

Feeding Homeless Apparently Illegal in Raleigh, NC

TYT On 95 Year Old World War Two Vet Killed By Police

I Want an Obama Flag!!! (Where Can I Get One?)

Syria lets U.N. inspect gas attack site, Washington says too late

Question for the BBQ enthusiasts

The Rise of the Pawnshop

The Middle East explained in one letter to the editor

U.S. gun laws blamed for worsening Latin American violence

U.S. gun laws blamed for worsening Latin American violence (x-post from GD)

Do you understand why Occupy was infiltrated and broken up?

News in US now = press releases and lurid crime shit.

Just had breakfast next to Andrew Sullivan.

Will the Democratic Party be hurt by the NSA scandal?

Young People Push Back Against Gender Categories

One million cockroaches flee China farm: report

Border Patrol agents seize nearly 9 tons of marijuana in 2 days

What's for Dinner ~ Sunday August 25th

DeMaio for Mayor: Because Fap Fap Fap Fap Fap Fap Fap Fap

Kathleen Parker accuses the President of complicity in the murder of Christopher Lane.

I have a craving for banana cream pie and can't find it anywhere

A love story: She thought he was black. He thought she was white. And they were both wrong.

The Real News: How is Privatization Failing America?


If You’re Getting Discouraged…

Something different on a Sunday afternoon, giving away a bride...

Obama speaks out against cellphone and computer tracking of dissidents

“Know Your IX” Challenges Colleges to Address Rape Culture

Pap and Seder: The Demonization of Edward Snowden

Remarkable, challenging movie - "Amour" - just watched the DVD (from Netflix).

Missouri business group opens arms to job-poaching Rick Perry

Syria, what point

threatened with arrest for feeding the poor and homeless in Raleigh

Chiropractic and antivax: Two quacky tastes that taste quacky together

Bombs across Iraq kill at least 42 people - police and medics

Inside the beginning of plans for military intervention in Syria

U.S. spy agency bugged U.N. headquarters - Germany's Spiegel

Why "bomb squad members" should probably wait for the weekend before dropping acid together.

Anybody else have a sandbox when they were growing up? My sand was clumpy, too. Ew.

I want all you DUers out there to stop all that self-abuse. You'll go blind or hairful or somethin'.

Spicy foods sure give you weird daydreams.

Don't be like this man. Don't see MiddleFingerMom naked.

MiddleFingerMom's (and every other man's) reaction on seeing a "porn penis" for the first time.

You're Subsidizing Wal-Mart's Low Wages

I need a plan for building soil fertility

The Humble Origin Bundle

Two Steps From Hell - Chopperhead

Is the party over for Wikileaks in Australia?

GOP Virginia LG Bolling Rips Cuccinelli as "rigid ideologue who thrives on conflict & confrontation"

SEIU endorses Ty Moore in Minneapolis council race......

Great tool: Kaiser Foundation ACA Healthcare Exchange Program Calculator

today is pretty much my last day of rest for a couple of weeks

Just finished watching season one of Newsroom.

look at this young man

Desert Tortoise Faces Threat From Its Own Refuge

Top Female GOP Donor: "I was the only woman in the room... they'd assume I was RNC chair Secretary"

Horrific knife attack targets migrants in Crete

I so have to get one of these.

"Vote Republican" by Roy Zimmerman

No, thanks: Stop saying “support the troops”


Presidents Obama, Carter and Clinton will attend the MLK 50th anniversary

Oldest globe to show the Americas discovered

2nd N.M. county issuing same-sex marriage licenses

It's Debatable: Religion's influence on government

Richard Dawkins is not an Islamophobe (

Summers vs. Yellen Scorecard: Who’s Supporting Whom?

Here’s How Chinese Firms Will Produce Solar for 36 Cents per Watt

Deutsche Bank Views Chile As Subsidy-free Solar Market

As Syria war escalates, Americans cool to U.S. intervention: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SC utility interests stop solar meeting

Yahoo! Edited My Email Contacts !!!

He's just not good enough.

Military removes commander of nuclear weapons unit

If the government would put as much effort into solving poverty as it does on domestic spying...

Obama's approval rating among liberal democrats has recently climbed to 86%

Going Solar EV Charging With Energy Storage In Chicago

Members of Congress call for Syria strike- Members of USA call for Congressmen to STFU.

The story told by Fed Interest Rates (2007-2014)

O Little Town of Washington w-“So Damn Much Money”

BILL MOYERS: We are so close to losing our democracy to the mercenary class

I can't take it anymore. My rant.

Could we get a thread going of political and anti-war music suggestions?

NASA Remembers Cmdr. Neil Armstrong - One Year After His Death

"I want to say what GCSB Does-Most Of Work Is NOT Spying For New Zealand, It's Spying For The USA"

New(?) iPad browser. The name is Mercury.

Sarpy Outlook TV - Episode 7

Russia: Don't Turn Syria Into Another Iraq

Numbers 6 proves "wine" isn't a misprint

6:20 should be the 4:20 for those of us who are no longer in school and

I don't care if you call him/her Bradley or Chelsea.

I hit the jackpot at a garage sale!

About the Doctors Without Borders "confirmation" of the chemical attacks....

About that helicopter video that Manning released: what the hell were they shooting the people with?

DU Archive (Jan-27-2003): With UN approval, would you support military action?

Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin verdict 'questionable'

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast

Friday News Dump -- Aug. 24, 2013 -- World News Trust

Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream "in the process of becoming real," Rep. John Lewis says

47 Years of Spock Logic

In Wash. State, Private Lobbyists Get Public Pension

Watched Bill Moyers today

Florida condo reverses policy after uproar from gay-rights activists

Just another cog in the machine

Syrian rebels' senior official says Israel must urge intervention

Anti-Muslim bigotry is pervasive.

95-year-old's love song to his wife of 75 years -- A Letter from Fred

A bloodied nose approval rating among liberal democrats has risen to nearly 100%

Time Has Come

Amory's Angle: Three Major Energy Trends to Watch

Photographers Discriminated Against Gay Couple, Court Rules

Smaller Font? I like it.

Manning’s gender transition sets up legal showdown for life behind bars

White Person Makes Restaurant Ask Party Of 25 Blacks To Leave? (VIDEO)

Stories from the Middlelands: The Priest and the Heathen

Transgender Harlem woman dies days after being assaulted in possible hate crime attack

Syria chemical attack evidence may have been destroyed: Hague

Killer Whale and Death of Trainer, Larry King Live

Cokie Roberts: changes to voting rights are "downright evil."

"Farewell to Frisco, say hello to San Fran" (This ought to bring back Jack Rabbit!)

I'll be damned! I'm back to 3 people ignoring me.

(Howard) Dean: ‘God help us’ if Cruz ‘becomes anything more’ than Texas senator

Congrats to Japan! Nice double play to end an exciting game. >>

If We Can't March to Stop A New War with only 25% Approval...RIP Peace Movement.

what do you wear to work?

Merkel tries to reassure nervous German voters over Greece

Nato members could act against Syria without UN mandate

NSA having flashbacks to Watergate era

I've been moving all week and missed the Chelsea Manning wars here.

Martin Luther King Was A Liberal Progressive Who Favored Left Wing Causes & Don’t You Forget It

Alabama GOP Won’t Remove Member For Supporting Gay Marriage

Meet Caleb Howe

Defunding Obamacare in the Senate

Howard Dean: Ted Cruz 'Doesn't Know Anything About Health Care'

Grandchildren. Indulge me.

Dreams are made, to eventually come true.

STUNNING: Comparing U.S. & World Covers for TIME Magazine

Russian MP Says Obama ‘Clones’ Bush in Drive For War

The Terrible Bargain We Have Regretfully Struck

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 26 August 2013

Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

Cruz: 'It's appropriate that I only be American'

Canada's Nuclear waste disposal site creeps closer to reality

Iran Army Warns US Of 'Harsh Consequences' Over Syria

MCA's feminist legacy

Hamas targets Ma'an in media tirade