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Archives: December 14, 2015

50 Homes Damaged After Tornadoes Hit Texas

Yeah! We're back!!


First Post DU Server Update Ipsos Reuters Poll HRC 61% (+5) SBS 27% (-3) MOM 4% (+0)

Clinton strengthens lead over Sanders

Today's quote:

Did I forget to tell you all?

Tom Tomorrow: Quantum Republicans

No matter how much we may disagree... I LOVE YOU DUers! nt

So great to be back....I read a few posts at DI - enough to convince me to avoid at all costs!

Religious Kids Are More Selfish and Sadistic, According to Science

New Thread for Monday...

Is college worth it? Goldman Sachs says maybe not

Ohio Replaces Lethal Injection With Humane New Head Ripping Off Machine

Review and preview of 'Childhood's End'

Hillary Clinton Widens Lead Over Bernie Sanders in Iowa Poll

Just me or others not able to expand topics subfolders on left hand menu?

Thank You!

Koch Brothers Get Each Other Same Election For Christmas

Dec 13 & 14--> 2 Iowa Polls Clinton strengthens lead over Sanders

OK taking away the LOL cats on Sunday was really hard on me

Newtown Quietly Marks 3rd Anniversary of School Shooting

Joshua Dubois: What the President secretly did at Sandy Hook Elementary School | Vox Populi

Discussionist is more ridiculous than I remembered.


Watch This Navy Admiral Destroy Ted Cruz's Climate Myths

Monday Toon Roundup 1- Choices Choices

The way we were December 2007

French teacher invented Aubervilliers school attack

Monday Toon Roundup 2- The Rest

Ted Cruz lies; his mom reacts

Same glitch as just below, in GD:P


All politicians lie don't they?

"Why I Stopped Talking Like Ben Carson"

Updated New Hampshire Primary Source: O‘Malley plans ‘barnstorming’ tour.

TYT: Middle Class Americans No Longer Majority

"Why I Stopped Talking Like Ben Carson"

The Civil War ended long ago, but the battles rage on

NBC/WSJ Poll: Sanders closes on Clinton, Clinton would beat Trump but lose to Rubio, Carson

At least 41 dead in Argentina police bus accident

Turkey-Russia summit cancelled: Kremlin

Bernie Sanders has a momentum problem.

Pretty fast around here so far Skinner, EarlG and Elad. Looks like the upgrades were worth it!

Saudi Arabia elects up to 17 FEMALE councillors in historic election


Imagining the Trump family Christmas newsletter

North Carolina town rejects solar because it'll suck up sunlight and kill the plants

The way we were December 2007

(Updated 12/14) Latest Democratic nomination poll results - courtesy of

Santa is for Real: Manly P. Hall on the Cosmic Principles of Christmas and the Claus Within

When is DU expected to come back online?

TYT: Citadel Cadets Suspended For Dressing Like KKK

I was a teenage performer in a racist Wild West show, and I loved it — then

Holy crap this place got fast.

Harrison Ford: "Donald, It was a movie..."

Hi, Honey, I'm home and feelin' the BERN!

DNC insults NH voters: Candidates cave to union bosses.


What are you reading this week of December 13, 2015?

Clinton team starts general-election prep by vetting state parties.

How did CNN just happen to find two of the nuttiest Donald Trump supporters on the planet?

A Radical Solution to Radical Islam Extremism, Let's Leave

****AUTUMN PHOTO CONTEST Winners**** Thread is up in GD!

Art essay coming honor of DU coming back!

Trump sure does pick winners for his campaign staff.

Horrible scene!!!---DU members who visited Discussionist....OMG these poor people.

To Reduce Suicides, Keep the Guns Away

Anyone know if this story about NC town banning a solar farm is for real or a parody?

First Time at a Gun Show

Wow, we're *back*, my sweets and my pretties!1 I really really missed everybody!1 n/t

I keep trying to grapple with Trump's appeal and I just don't get it. Now with mini rant.

TYT: FOR HIRE: Global Warming Skeptics

Your MONday LOLcats (dial-up warning) 12 Days Of Catmas Edition

DU was down for an extended period starting 12/12 @ 8PM ET and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

Sitting on the sidelines eating popcorn

I Believe That We Will Win

Canadian Vs. American Millennials: Everything You Need To Know In 3 Minutes

The Sanders campaign is EXACTLY where it should be at this moment in Iowa

While DU was down, I wrote 6 novels, climbed Mt. Everest, and swam the English channel

Did you go to Discussionist during the DU outage?

The Democratic Party and the war on weed

Thank you President Obama / Hope From Paris Krugman NY Times

TYT: Carly Fiorina’s Town Hall Fail

This is a coup

Iowa Organizers & volunteers hard at work Dec 12-13 weekend......

TYT- President Trump Might Nuke Iraq And/Or Syria

French elections: Front National makes no gains in final round

TYT: CBS Chief Loves Trump, Super-PACs, And Corruption

Judge acquits Chicago police commander in spite of DNA evidence

The Freed Slaves of Montgomery County (TN)

Technical question

Symbolism important in fighting legacy of injustice

Donald Trump’s Islamophobia Is The New Norm For The GOP

Honest NFL Headlines: Week 14 - "The Craptastic Dallas Cowboys"

'Accidental fur': Boston company turns roadkill into fashion

Another GLITCH:

Vegetarian and 'healthy' diets are more harmful to the environment

US officials: Netanyahu ‘myopic, untrustworthy, disrespectful of Obama’

SOMEONE had to post this welcome back....

Trump's grandfather was a pimp and tax evader; his father a member of the KKK

What is Hillary's position on the TTIP?

Trump is just Sarah Palin with a better command of English

Love and trust 'trumps' hate...

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 14 Deceember 2015

SO nice to be back

Pic Of The Moment: Ted Cruz Is The "Invisible GOP Frontrunner"


TYT: Charles Barkley Slams CNN's Turble Trump Coverage

Wouldn't this be nice one of these days...soon...

When Florida Man teaches at a college... (Sandy Hook "truther")

Brand-New Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Within Striking Distance of Hillary Clinton in Iowa

Why conservative "actors" get a bad rep...

I wish the media would not fixate on Caitlyn Jenner as the spokesperson for trans people

2016 Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus - Clinton 48%, Sanders 39%

Wanna see a honest politician?

Critical thinking is needed throughout life, not just in science

TYT: STUDY: Terrorists Motivated By Politics Way More Than Religion

Sanders abruptly pulls Internet ad saying Clinton is being funded by ‘big money interests’

I would like to thank the members of Discussionist for hosting us over the weekend.

Georgia deputy suffers no consequences...

Hillary Clinton and Warren Buffett to Highlight Economic Agenda at Grassroots Organizing Event

Fuck the media!!!!

Greek parliament moves towards legalising same-sex unions

Sanders Goes Negative

The 1% knows who they want to be President in 2016!!

Paris: World Agrees to Increase Emissions

FAA begins drone registry Dec. 21

On compromising your ideals and morals in the name of profit...

HUMAN, by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

My admirable French compatriots say a resounding "NON" to facism.

Erin Brockovich endorses Bernie Sanders!!!

2016 National Democratic Primary - Clinton 56%, Sanders 37% 12/6-12/9

Pete Rose's reinstatement bid denied by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

If things get really bad, could Mars be the escape hatch for the 1 percent?

Pete Rose's reinstatement bid denied by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

Pressure On Obama For Invasion & War From GOP

Former NM Sec of State receives 30 days of a 7.5-year sentence

Hello land dog. I'm a sea dog.

Secret US policy bans looking at Facebook postings of Jihad and martyrdom by visa applicants

Quantum Physicists and their take on Consciousness

Ads are one thing. Ads with autoplay audio have no place on DU.

Robert Reich on FB regarding the differences between Bernie and Hillary

U.S. top court leaves intact jury award in Los Angeles police shooting

Freddy Krueger Announces His Republican Presidential Bid

Since Sandy Hook, an American Kid Has Died by a Gun Every Other Day

Since Sandy Hook, an American Kid Has Died by a Gun Every Other Day

78 NH Dem State Reps. just endorsed Hillary Clinton; NH #WeekOfAction: **

Finally!!! (nt)

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Alabama lesbian mother adoption ruling

Macri signs decree rescinding compulsory high school and cutting education budget by up to half.

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Alabama lesbian mother adoption ruling

The Tory power grab

The Anatomy of Donald Trump’s South Carolina Supporters

Worst. Menorah. Ever.

Former Alabama governor is stuck in solitary since call to talk show, his son says (AL Bar Ass'n)

Blue Buffalo agrees to pay $32 million to settle pet food lawsuits

US joins Hungary protest over pro-Nazi Homan statue

San Francisco Housing Bubble Goes Subterranean: $500/Month To Live In A Crawlspace

Voters have NO right to know who is funding a candidate.

Fox News poll Hillary 50% BS 36% MOM 5% Iowa

Michael Moore has a Facebook request:

Fox News poll Hillary 50% BS 36% MOM 5% Iowa

Finally living up to their name:

Serena Williams named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the year 2015!


Just a hello


“The goodness of America will ring out,” said O’Malley.

Charges against U.S. Army's Bergdahl to go to general court-martial: lawyer

We're back!

DI - I kind of like those folks - I'm glad I got the opportunity to engage with them

2016 General Election to Be Conducted on Social Media

Today's Daily News cover for 3rd anniversary of Newtown CT shooting

'As a father, the tragedy at ‪#‎SandyHook‬ weighs deeply on my heart today.

Washington Post bids farewell to office where it broke Watergate

Dispossesed in the Land of Dreams by Monica Potts

12/14: Ready for Hillary? Clinton grows her lead in Iowa, a new @bpolitics/@DMRegister poll finds

Charges against U.S. Army's Bergdahl to go to general court-martial: lawyer

Millennials’ mysterious support for gun rights

I may get to talk to Hillary on Thursday. I got an email about the call and signed up. The reply:

Ex-Illinois Guardsman Pleads Guilty in Islamic State Plot

Chris Hedges: Capitalism’s Cult of Human Sacrifice

Abbas: Palestinian Violence Is "Justified Popular Uprising"

The Latest: Ex-New Mexico Official Told to Go to Jail Friday

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Agree: Screw Internet Freedom, ISIS Is Scary!

12/14: Ready for Hillary? Clinton grows her lead in Iowa, a new @bpolitics/@DMRegister poll finds

Police look for pair who discharged gun at Fridley Target store

Rep. Luis Gutierrez to endorse Hillary Clinton

14,800 Minnesotans face deep cuts to their pensions

Turner Wins Nailbiter of a Mayor's Race in Houston -- endorsed by Obama

Texas is getting a new interstate!

Texas A&M scraps $200M Israel campus, instead will launch marine research center

Fort Worth Democrat Lon Burnam files for Texas Railroad Commissioner

Attacks On Mosques And Harassment Of Muslims Skyrocketing In America

The perils of Pantex: Hundreds of workers sickened at Texas nuclear weapons plant

The perils of Pantex: Hundreds of workers sickened at Texas nuclear weapons plant

Using Creativity to Boost Young Children’s Mathematical Thinking

Texas Constable Urges Residents To Take Up Arms Against Migrant Children Housed In A Church Camp

Holiday Weather temperatures. WOW!

Long, great NYorker' s piece about JK...

Women no longer accepted at homeless shelter after "sex problem"

Oil rises, reversing course after nearing 11-year lows


Ugh! Does the U.S.S. Enterprise have to be destroyed in every new ST movie now?

Welcome to Donald J. Trump State Park!

Tweet from Billie Jean King

Armed bigots again terrorize Texas Muslims - this time met by an anti-hate movement

GOP Lawmaker Says God Personally Told Him To Be A 'Watchman' Warning Gay Marriage Is 'Wicked'

Bill Cosby countersues 7 accusers

This Is Why Donald Trump Sounds and Acts Like Adolf Hitler

I downloaded an imp ACA insurance PDF file on Friday, but

Hillary's presidentialness

Thank God DU is back!

Hillary Clinton Faces Call for New Ethics Investigation After Son-in-Law Asked for a Business Favor

Bug: double quotes in post title truncate the title

The Discussionist Discussions...

Boycott The GOP Debate – Let’s Shut Down The Corporate Media

Video shows L.A. cops pumping bullets into crawling man

Video shows L.A. cops pumping bullets into crawling man (xpost from GD)

After Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' victory, election for state Democratic chair has new importance

20 Reasons Why Being A Wildlife Photographer Is The Best Job In The World

Why Fascism is Rising Again (And What You Can Learn From It)

Dow Chemical and DuPont Set Merger and Plans to Split

For my 20,000 post: "But mom, why do they have to come HERE?"

Rubio cites Elvis impersonators to explain gay marriage opposition

Cruz, if not president, wants to be tRump's VP pick...

It's official! My first two movies have been announced publicly

"I like you and have no reason not to."

Note to Sander Supporters: Bernie Sanders is not Barack Obama

Planned Parenthood sues Ohio over claims of improper fetal tissue disposal

Just rename the fucking channel TRUMP'S MSNBC for gawd's sake...

Chicago teachers' union votes to authorize a strike

Racist a**hole claiming to be a Marine confronts Black Lives Matter protestors with hateful tirade

H.A. Goodman's latest: Bernie Sanders will win Iowa, New Hampshire and the presidency

Freddie Gray case: Jury deliberation begins in case against Baltimore officer accused of involunt...

Tis the season ...

Fire Traps Group of Squatters in Boarded-up Home, Killing 5

Donald Trump's Leadership Style

Trump’s Rise Enabled by Decades-Long Slide for the Middle Class

Was Rand Paul on the verge of dropping out?

"The social instability that resulted from inequities in the class system gave way to the rise......

Secret US Policy Blocks Agents From Looking at Social Media of Visa Applicants, Former Official Says

Huckabee spokeswoman leaves campaign

Turner defeats King to become Houston's next mayor

Antidepressants taken during pregnancy increase risk of autism by 87 percent

As The GOP Was Calling Obama A Weak Leader, He Got The Rest Of The World To Halt Climate Change

U.S. (Natural)Gas Slumps to 14-Year Low as Forecasts Keep Getting Warmer

What's for Dinner, Mon., Dec. 14, 2015

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What the hell???

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Why Are Blue States Turning Red?

George W. Bush (Farrell) on SNL re Trump and the GOP primary slate

When I try to post a reply,

GLITCH: unable to post reply...

O'Malley endorsed by foreign policy-focused PAC.

President Obama to surviving Daesh leaders: "You are next."

Bill Cosby countersues

Just a heads up. Sometimes when I click on a comment in a thread I get this.

On Point! Cornel West about Hillary Clinton...

Problems with the new install?

Naomi Klein on the“scientifically catastrophic” Paris climate change agreement

How to improve GD-P. Mess with the server.

Here is the complete page with all the errors. If you go back and reselect the page it is probably

Religion in the Comics - 46

Ex-POW who was held in Afghanistan to face US court-martial: attorney

Had to use alternate pathway to log in just now...

Palestinian "leader" claims violence is "justified."

I think I know the answer to this

Puppy Stabbed Nearly to Death Deserves Justice

Hillary Clinton Snaring More Than Half of Democratic Vote, Leads Bernie Sanders by 20 Points

Half of New Hampshire’s Democratic state reps. back Clinton

Never Mind $35, The World's Cheapest Oil Is Already Close to $20

Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist has an event going on, where GOP presidential candidates are.

O'Malley endorsed by foreign policy-focused PAC.

‘I Trolled Trump at a Frank Luntz Focus Group’

Negotiating the Whirlwind: Can Secretary of State John Kerry break through in Syria? -- New Yorker

Ethan the Shirtless Wonder is looking for love

"How US negotiators ensured landmark Paris climate deal was Republican-proof "- the Guardian

Babies are starting to bloom

Hillary Clinton Snaring More Than Half of Democratic Vote, Leads Bernie Sanders by 20 Points

ICYMI:Nov 30 2015, Hillary Clinton Praises Latin America for Electing Women Presidents

Founder of a white nationalist website says Donald Trump is helping his cause

The nothingburger email I got from Mica-R about the TPP....

Russia, U.S. Still Far Apart on Syria as Kerry to Meet Putin

I went to DI to look around...

I checked DU's Alexa data. Interesting. Why so many folks from India here?

NBA ref comes out as gay, days after star suspended for homophobic slur directed towards him

House Democrats Hang 2016 Hopes Largely on Clinton’s Coattails

SC cancels secessionist group's planned State House rally

Protesters Disrupt Donald Trump Speech at NYC Luncheon

As FARC prepares to demobilize, neo-paramilitaries settle in rebel territory

Rabbi: Myth of Hanukkah in Under 3 Minutes

When you call out the mainstream media for ignoring Sanders...

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Charismatic Dominionist Cruz Charging Ahead in the Republican Party Nomination

Submissions for December contest tomorrow - topic "flotation"

The Boom, The Bust, The Darkness: Suicide Rate Soars In Wake Of Canada's Oil Crisis

DU I think at times is like this song

Got a nice bonus at work.

Daily Holidays - December 14

"Honey, did you order 3,000 pounds of tuna off!"

The Atheist Christmas Carol

Packed house to hear @HillaryClinton on integration. All candidates were invited to nonpartisan #NII

The Bar Exam: A List of Famous Failures

Families Get Screwed Sending Dollars To Mexico. TransferWise Does It 4X Cheaper

Unbelief As A Belief System: Core Tenet For Christians' Fight For Religious Rights

Brand-New Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Within Striking Distance of Hillary Clinton in Iowa

Latest Breaking News

Diaper changing

Rahm Emanuel’s Catastrophic Downfall: Why It Should Be A Much Bigger Deal For Hillary Clinton

Albuquerque SKATEBOARD PARK Shooting - Jaquise Lewis KILLED

Bernie's lack of coverage explanation.


Sen. Bob Corker Failed to Properly Disclose Millions of Dollars in Income

Religious LGBT Jews come out online

As U.S. and Cuba Dispute Compensation for Seized Property, Those Who Lost Look to Future

2 UN Officials Say They're Sickened Over Hatred By Public Officials And Others Against Muslims

Apply online to go to Mars. No, seriously

El Pescador

Bernie Sanders is on Barbara Walters list of fascinating people

Climate Agreement Victory lap: Is Quiet Patient Obama Quite Brilliant?

Government: Convicted Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard's Secrets Still Threaten National Security

Marco Rubio Pushes to Block Low-Cost, High-Speed Broadband

Outraged physicists formally rebut Supreme Court justice's comments about racial diversity in scienc

packed ballroom here at #NIIC - over 1500 folks waiting for Hillary's address! Photos **Listen

Woman performs random act of kindness at Fayetteville Islamic center

Bad Business: Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on Hiring Contractors

That's one way to escape the smog! Bottles of FRESH AIR from Canada are a hot sale in China as pollu

UPS drivers are making deliveries in U-Haul trucks — and people are panicking and calling the police

Abbott selects DISD trustee Mike Morath as Texas’ new education commissioner

AP-GfK Poll: Growing Support For Military Action Against IS

So Cornel West dislikes Hillary. The jealous, vindictive person who called Obama

Chicago police used excessive force on man dragged by handcuffs: judge

Winter Storm Sends Temperatures Plummeting In Arizona

“I don’t see much difference between Bernie and Hillary,” a friend said this morning over breakfast.

Lillian Vernon, Creator of a Bustling Catalog Business, Dies at 88.

Pentagon eyes $12-15 billion for early work on new technologies

What the government should’ve learned about backdoors from the Clipper Chip

People are calling Sam's Club CEO 'racist' after she gave an interview about diversity

Psychiatric assessments for predicting violence are ineffective

Republicans are now blaming Barack Obama for Donald Trump. Seriously.

Trump's doc made no "reference to candidate's medical deferment for bone spurs...during Vietnam War

The Barber Shop Dialogues

The healthiest President EVER!

Language Immersion

[ActBlue] You're making a difference -- daily update for 12-12-15

Koch Brothers Deny Buying Las Vegas Newspaper

China And Censorship: An Undefined System Provides Uneven Results

[ActBlue] You're making a difference -- daily update for 12-13-15

I think Trump and the right in the USA have woken up the world over.

I heard Tim Kaine(?) on Morning Joe ...

Tunisia jails six students for homosexuality

The Latest: Judge rejects sanctions for former billionaire

Koterba toon: Endangered species

The right wing doesn't fight fair online. They want to stifle not just a free discussion of the