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Archives: January 1, 2015

Worst poem ever: Peter LaBarbera writes anti-gay verse

When Will Those Seeking The 2016 Democratic Nomination For President Announce?

The 10 Worst Civil Liberties Violations of 2014 (Salon)

To those of you who are African American

Prominent Tibetan Writer Takes On Facebook

First House Dem calls for Scalise to resign from GOP leadership

Crimea’s ‘return home’ shows love for motherland, says Putin

Because you think it is cold where you are....

Five more detainees transferred from Gitmo

Yoi otoshi wo!!

Race and the New Year

NYPD police brutality videos

Amid confusion, Florida judge green-lights gay marriages in Orlando

Federal prosecutors urge judge to reject former Virginia governor's leniency plea

Commencing countdown in celestial celebration

From KGB agent to neo-Czar: "How Putin Came to Power" documentary film

The FBI May Have Made An Embarrassing Mistake While Investigating The Sony Hack

United States 'deeply concerned' by Cuba dissident arrests

Cops Hunt Down & Kill Man After He Makes A YouTube Video That Police Find "Threatening"

New Year's Eve stampede kills 35 in Shanghai after fake money thrown from building

America needs to study the enemy within

Robert Redford says time for Dick Cheney to defend himself not on TV but in court of law.

Sony PlayStation outage prompts 911 call in Palm Beach County

Judge rules that Boston Marathon bombing trial will begin Monday

At least 26 killed in Yemen suicide bombing: security official

Hundreds rescued from cargo ship abandoned in Greek waters

When Their Front Door Is Ruined, Gay Couple Flips the Script on ‘F*GGOTS’ Vandal

New Year's Day Weather Forecast

Hangin' here with my Lounge Lizards buddies this eve.

hot shit! things are rockin here!

I Love Science! Scientist Accepts Nobel Prize Wearing Dress Depicting Her Discovery

Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 8

A drug informant lied, SWAT pounced, a man died

Anyone ever been threatened by foreclosure? I have until Jan 29.

Mandatory Wednesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Auld Lang Syne!!! & a new Kitteh gif

New Year's Resolution(s)

Chick-fil-A Investigating Possible Credit Card Breach


Men's Rights Activist Threatens to Murder Women Who Visit His Site

Dumb Criminals: DUI Suspect Takes Selfie After Getting Arrested

Florida Crowd Forms Human Shield to Protect Man (from) Police

Go State!!!!

"So far, only one campaign has been launched in Iowa for 2016."

On occasion, I see posts where members ask about other members...

You Can Turn Your Back, But You Can't Turn Back Time

To faded friends and happy ends and to the old . . .

Republicans to push ahead on new math for U.S. taxes, budget

Happy New Year to all in the Lounge!

A little more info about 2 year old shooting mother at Walmart in Idaho.

happy new year

SONG FOR LEELAH(lyrics-will post tune to YouTube next week)

Why We’re Still Fighting the Last War on Trade Policy

European Central Bank's Chief Economist: Beware the Rise of Populism

I bet that El Supremo didn't like seeing this caption the other night

Putin looking pretty puny at 9 dollars a barrel. Obama gets last laugh.

Kathy Griffin is getting on my nerves tonight.

Brunswick stew

Chipotle apologizes for N.Y. worker's police protest

January 2, 2015, Whale Wars returns

How about a forum for Name Removed posts called "The Sewer"?

Once again, ComCast caught being the worst company in the US...

I knew it! Shanghai stampede was over money.

‘Walking on water’ in Slovakia (video)

This isn't the same as texting and driving, right?

Koch brothers freak out in response to Rolling Stone expose

Ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush resigns all board memberships with eye on 2016 campaign


Happy New Year, DU!



Its all in your head - gps, that is

Happy fucking New Year.

What is your favorite comfort food?

New Year's Day

Goodbye to the worst year of my life.

Found this posted on YouTube tonight... I get the feeling the spirit of the '60s is

San Jose: SJPD mandates two-man patrol units for New Year's Eve in response to national police thre

Happiest New Year

Happy New Year to the DU, but especially the Admins.

Happy New Year comrades....

First trans priest in Church of England has died

World's biggest New Years Eve display 2015

Happy 2015, everyone!

Ending "Legalized Killing" in Maryland, Gov. Commutes All Remaining Death Sentences

Happy New Year's family ...

Here's a sweet thing:

Why USAID Could Never Spark a Hip Hop Revolution in Cuba

Why USAID Could Never Spark a Hip Hop Revolution in Cuba

Realistic expectations??

Tornado at the Rose Bowl pre-game festivities...

Question about enlarging digital photographs.

Happy New Year, Fellow Arizonans!

Hens, Unbound

Professor among 4 fired in UNC academic fraud

Happy New Year, my peoples!

A New Years Resolution.

Something to ponder.....

No Shit ...51

Idaho woman shot dead by two-year-old son was successful nuclear scientist

Happy New Year, everyone!

English soccer club owner, accused of anti-Semitism, banned for six weeks

Antisemitism 2015: A Global Challenge

London, UK – 32-Year-Old Man Arrested In Connection With Stamford Hill Antisemitic Vandal Spree

Happy new year!

Daily Holidays -January 1

Baby girl 'starves to death' in car as parents visit American buffet restaurant

The New Year's Breakfast Of Champions

50 Americans Summarize Their Home State In One Perfectly Sarcastic Sentence

Cold rain at 36°. Welcome to 2015 Austin.

Brittanys are great dogs

Judiciary presses FBI on cellphone spying

Weimaraners are great dogs but don't leave food on the table!!!

Why Conservatives Despise Neil deGrasse Tyson: 5 Times the Scientist Provoked Right-Wing Hissy Fits

Chris Hedges: How Some Prisoners Are America's Most Exploited Workers

William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck

Gay-Hating Duggars Have a Lesbian in Their Family — and She Thinks They’re Crazy

Fed Up: Florida Crowd Forms Human Shield to Protect Man Police Try to Arrest for Smoking Marijuana

Democrat tipped blogger about Republican lawmaker meeting with white nationalists

The Most Incredible Wildlife Photos Of 2014

13 Fantastic Things Obama could do 2015-16, & w/o Congress Approval

The Benefits of Fewer NYPD Arrests

The 228 Incident -also spurred by selling illegal cigarettes

Florida's health care system for needy and disabled children violates federal laws, judge rules

Atheist Monument in Starke Fl. next to the 10 commandments

The NYPD's 'Work Stoppage' Is Surreal

Republicans plan to cook the books in 2015 & beyond to make failed trickle-down appear to work

Happy treasure hunting in 2015.

Retrial in Egypt al-Jazeera Greste, Fahmy and Mohamed case

Interview: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, Who Brought Women Abortions By Sea

American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us-Pew study

Rebel Girls: Our “False Rape” Hysteria is Bullsh*t

2014 exposed the US myth of equality under the law

I've got a big problem- thick toenails!

How do you cut thickened toenails?


I love my State.

What's in Your Vape Pen?

I woke up this am, very very early, and KNEW I had to go through old photos

Can You Prove It Didn't Happen?

Winter all my Life

Woman Marked Church With "666" Graffiti, Attacked Cop With Crucifix: Police

Much of David Duke’s ’91 Campaign Is Now in Louisiana Mainstream

Friend: Husband Killed Wife on Life Support at Hospital as an Act of Love

Getting out of the food and beverage industry

Toon: Don't Hold Your Breath

Chick-fil-A investigating possible payment card breach

Mike Luckovich Toon- Toga Party

Toon: Right Wing News

No Gods, No Cops, No Masters

3 Religious Exemption Cases to Look for in 2015

The only reason for its existence is to serve as a money pit.

CDC: Flu reaches epidemic in Florida and most states; 837 deaths reported

Why Is Population Growth Seldom Discussed?

"Tudors" is on BBCA!

1st of 9 bodies from AirAsia crash identified

2 Tone Britain

A timeline of what happened in Delray, FL when cops invaded a group of people to make arrest:

When a person gets older they believe that things in the past were better

Elizabeth Warren Is Our 2014 Legislative Badass Of The Year

Battle of the billionaires: Why liberals shouldn’t count on their rich patrons to win

Fireworks in Ramallah, as Abbas signs treaty to join International Criminal Court

Democrats’ middle-class hypocrisy: Why omnibus will haunt them

Mlive: See the 46 images from the historic Flint Sit-Down Strike (strike began Dec. 30, 1936)

Watch this kitteh play in the snow:

Mlive: See the 46 images from the historic Flint Sit-Down Strike (strike began Dec. 30, 1936)

Murders Drop to a Record Low, but Officers Aren’t Celebrating

Mlive: See the 46 images from the historic Flint Sit-Down Strike (strike began Dec. 30, 1936)

U.S. to station armored brigade somewhere in Europe

Israeli minister calls for Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem

Members of French far-right party spike vice-president's drink with laxative

Riots, Unruly Mobs, Mayhem, Chaos

Day 35 of mass protests in the MSM covering any of it???

The world's obligation to end the occupation

My wife and I were talking about our honeymoon this morning.

4 Terrible Things That Were Supposed To Happen By 2015 Because Obama Was Reelected

Looking for some advice on helping people become comfortable with the idea of homosexuality.

State of Iowa urges providers not to refuse care to CoOportunity patients

Planting a Seed for 2015

Humans replaced by super-intelligent machines: Extinction or Evolution?

Elizabeth Warren Is Our 2014 Legislative Badass Of The Year

TYT: Retired Cops Play F-ed Up Song Mocking Michael Brown During Holiday Party

The Religion We Really Need.

The long, slow destruction of the U.S. Postal Service is set to continue next week

Family of young Winston Churchill feared he might convert to Islam, long-lost letter says

TYT: West Virginia Finally Gets Some Justice, Don Blankenship Indicted

4 Terrible Things That Were Supposed To Happen By 2015 Because Obama Was Reelected

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

Was the Palin family involved in any drunken neighborhood brawls last night?

Fox News’ Stunningly Retrograde New Year’s Advice To Ladies

TYT: Fox Affiliate Caught Altering Protester Chant Video

Pope Francis drives a wedge between Catholic Church, GOP

First Hooters, Now Shooters

Kim Jong-un says North Korea is open to 'highest-level' talks with South

Myanmar women object to proposed restrictions on interfaith marriage

Syrian conflict has claimed 76,000 lives in deadliest year yet, say monitors

And the Winner of the ‘War On Terror’ Financed Dream Home 2014 Giveaway Is…

Pope Francis uses new year mass to condemn slavery and human trafficking

Richard Wolff with Thom Hartmann: The War on Austerity in Greece is Raging

TYT: The Fappening Leak Sparks A Conversation About Privacy

How my brother freaked me out for Christmas.......

India PM replaces Soviet-style planning body, aiming to boost growth

St Louis Mo City Police Chief attends a KKK affair

Video: NYC as seen by drone

TYT: Ezell Ford Autopsy Suggests The Cops’ Story Might Not Add Up

Congo government ‘hounding’ hospital for rape victims

Watched about a half-hour of Headline News "Morning Express" (I know, I know - bad idea) ......

TYT: Neil deGrasse Tyson Angers Christians with Christmas Tweets

The Cold Wet Mackerel of Reality | John Michael Greer

Dumbo and Mule | Mickey Z.

The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and kittens <<cute story>>

TYT: Internal Politics Drove NYPD Turning Their Backs On Mayor DeBlasio

IMO, the movie "The Graduate" was the turning point and the beginning of the gloryification

Top Conservative Tweets of 2014

First LGBT wedding in Dominican Republic - at the British Embassy

Healthcare Tennessee

Irish PM states he will support marriage equality

NYC Labor May Break With Police Union

Hosting Changes

10 Resolutions from Jim Wallis of Sojourners

Wishing all Duers a Happy New Year.

Five ways to know you’re speaking to white supremacists

When did the phrase "shit the bed" originate? (edited)

The 2014 ALEC Exodus Naughty and Nice List...

Twilight Zone Marathon..

Do you remember what ended the 2014 Ebola-epidemic in the US?

This is Billy-Bob...

Finally got my holiday card from Fox News. I was afraid it wouldn't come.

TYT: Campaign Social Media Bureaucracy - Left vs Right

U.S. concerned over detention of Bahraini opposition leader

Bernie Sanders: President Dwight Eisenhower....

Russian writer who fled Russia last year says: In 2015, Putin will be an outright dictator

Meanwhile...the search for the next Republican candidate continues:

Bill Cosby, Himself: Fame, Narcissism and Sexual Violence

Report: Cop Turned Himself In For Allegedly Attacking MTA Worker At Subway Station

Happy New Year from Mr. Fish

Ancient Trees: Beth Moon’s 14-Year Quest to Photograph the World’s Most Majestic Trees

New Year's Day? It doesn't feel different from any other day.

Seriously though, how did the Most Beautiful Library in America get Demolished?

Who has a bookmobile in their past? - Vote yes

Why is the first world citizens' extravagant use of the world's resources

I'm headed to our annual New Year's Day hangover jam session...

Where have all the bookmobiles gone ... long time passing

CERN says, World’s largest Hardon Collider is ready for action again in March 2015

AP: What if Hillary Cllinton Doesn't Run for President?

Child on Hamas TV: Jews are barbaric apes

86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake

U.K. Youth Parliament takes place; also shown on U.S. TV

Best thing about not drinking anymore?

2014: A Year of Outrage

Black-eyed peas on the stove

Great questions about the future of religious faith

Just some 300 year-old Giant Books

4 Things That Were Supposed To Happen By 2015 Because Obama Was Reelected

How Hard Will New Home-Loan Limits Hit Veterans?

Obama messes up couples wedding - couple is thrilled - video

DUZY!!! Michele Bachmann Says She 'Defeated' Progressives By Outsmarting Them

Cleveland seeks outside probe of boy's shooting

51 years after wreck, 7-inch car part found in arm

Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

A great group for Progressive Change is looking positively back at 2014, so should we!

Belgian Catholic Bishop calls for Church recognition of gay relationships.

Congrats Badgers!

Why We Need Crazy Cat People

Charges dismissed over $60K found by remodelers

Arne asked a pathetic question. He got way more responses than he expected.

Jim Crow-era shooting revisited in new documentary

Sen Sanders Says No to TPP – Why Do Conservative Dems Say Yes? - Part 1

'Seeds, Soil, and the Tyranny of Corporate Power': A Message of Hope for 2015

Marquette Suspends Professor For Criticizing Instructor's Opposition To 'Homophobic Comments'

LMAO! A rare photo of Vladimir Putin from when he worked as an informant for Starsky and Hutch. ”

Nuclear Research Scientist Fatally Shot By 2-Year Old

When The FISA Court Rejects A Surveillance Request, The FBI Just Issues A National Security Letter

Here's to a new start. Or anus tart. Whatever....

We're about halfway through this decade. How much have things changed since 2010?

Fox's New Years Advice For Women

NYC Labor May Break With Police Union

Man accused of shooting at officers is arrested (UPDATED)

Empty bowl:

University of Incarnate Word officer in Cameron Redus shooting resigns, school confirms

390 pound touchdown

Mitt and Jeb. Sounds like a newspaper cartoon, doesn't it.

More Phone Fun With Comcast

Why the comparsion to Hitler?

Jeb donates 10 K to fund for families of slain NYPD officers.

They never learn, do they?

Typewriter Symphony Orchestra

The Syncopated Clock

Cat attacked by Pit Bull...

Capitals top Blackhawks in Winter Classic

U.S. Expands Items from Child Labor, Includes Bangladesh, India

2014 Will Be Remembered As The Year That Israel Revealed Itself To Be An Apartheid State

How fast have you double-clutched into low gear?

Turn Signal From 1963 Car Wreck Removed From Illinois Man's Arm

Michigan State Stuns Baylor To Take Cotton Bowl 42-41

Fire Dog Lake Tells eToys Saga that Taibbi, Moyers and WSJ Bury

Abbas Accuses Israel of War Crimes at Intl Criminal Court

John Fugelsang: Can W's brother beat Clinton's wife?

U.S. Judge Hinkle: All clerks bound by U.S. Constitution to marry same-sex couples on Tuesday

Kanye West ~ Only One"My mom was singing to me, and through me to my daughter," he said, astonished.

UPDATED Judge: Clerks have duty to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Hollywood Hacks (cartoon)

The Perennial Plate is coming to public TV!


Democracy and Its Discontents

Chris Hedges’ Interview With Noam Chomsky on Empire, the Liberal Class and More

Hatewatch/SPLC: Steve Scalise’s Denials Are Not Believable (about the David Duke conference)

took a walk with my new camera

RACHEL MADDOW: Russia Anti Gay Law Violates Olympic Spirit

Cautious Doctors Use Telemedicine to Diagnose Flu

played with my new camera today

GM recalls 92K trucks, SUVs for ignition lock defect

Jeb Bush Resigns as George W. Bush’s Brother

"We seem to be made to suffer. It's our lot in life."

Will Heitcamp run for ND Governor in 2016?

Steve Scalise defender's ties to white nationalist group closer than he disclosed, documents show

Sheriff's office: Florida man decapitates his mother

Second abandoned migrant ship spotted off Italian coast

Nobody listens to Petula Clark anymore.