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I've been a member of DU for over 14 years, but now it is time for me to check out. The glee people on this site took over bashing Gov Northam is too much. EW Jackson, VA's version of a RW troll is being respected and his options considered while the Gov who expanded medicare to 800,000 citizens of my state (including an adult son) is bashed over a 35-year old indiscretion. I see DU as being infected by RW trolls and ratfuckers while the admins are largely absent. See 2016 if you don't believe me. While Northam was being bashed, threads appeared bashing Harris (she took a hard stance against Franken) and Booker (he's corporate) and promoted people who will never be elected in America such as Gabbard and Sanders. Their indiscretions are ignored. For what reason? Their unelectability? The members here that aren't RW trolls or ratfuckers are attempting to achieve some type of purity that will never happen due to mankind's flawed nature. People ar human and prone to mistakes. The rhetorical tools that attack people such as HRC, Franken and Northam will be turned on people like Kamala Harris and Justin Fairfax. It is only a matter of time. I refuse to help the RW and the PURE destroy people and our party. DU was a noble idea, but is a tool on the internet being used to ruin the Democratic Party, suppress the vote, and destroy decent candidates. I won't take part in this crap any longer. To my couple of friends here, so long, it was nice chatting with you. You know how to reach me if you want.

Journal Archives

John Fugelsang: Rush Limbaugh has chased away more sponsors than Lindsay Lohan at Betty Ford

"I kind of want to be serious for a second, if that’s OK. Like many of you watching, I was shocked to hear of how the Rush Limbaugh show is dying in the ratings. One trade publication called it “the end of right-wing, conservative talk radio.”"

"Hello, are you a small business owner looking to reach a wider audience of xenophobic, woman-hating, aging, bitter white guys with impacted colons, but don’t think you have the resources to do so?"

"Have you dreamed of a professional association with an obese, hate-driven bigot who reaches a wide audience of obese, hate-driven bigots who automatically nod at everything he says, even if that nod makes the dangling string of drool drip on the clicker?"

Whole article/video here:


Anyone here have any auto detailing experience?

How do you get dried tree sap off of a softcover Jeep roof?
How about getting it off of the paint?

Wet tree sap can be removed using bacon grease. Not sure what to do about the dried stuff.

TIA for the help.

Sad fact: by electing Mark Sanford, South Carolina, the state of Lindsey Graham & Jim DeMint, hasn't

lowered the bar at all. - Frank Conniff


If surgery can reduce the size of Chris Christie's stomach, is there a procedure that can make

Ted Cruz a smaller asshole? - Frank Conniff


"Republicans believe you can't throw money at problems. Guess that's why Chris Christie paid to have weight loss surgery."


Spring Heralds the Return of the Woo Girls

From Derf:

"Why "connecting the dots" is the wrong way to think about stopping terrorism"

Good post from Cory Doctrow over at Boing Boing:

"Bruce Schneier has a great op-ed on CNN on why it's stupid to talk about whether the FBI should have "connected the dots" on the Boston bomber. As Bruce points out, it's only in hindsight that there's a neat trail of dots to connect, a narrative we can make sense of. Before the fact, it's a hairy, swirling hotchpotch of mostly irrelevancies, and it's only the "narrative fallacy" that makes it seem like a neat story in retrospect. The risk here is that intelligence agencies and the press will push this fallacy as grounds for taking away more rights and more privacy in order to "connect the dots" next time. "


"The television show "Person of Interest" is fiction, not fact."

"There's a name for this sort of logical fallacy: hindsight bias."

Whole post here:
Original OP-ED

Ken Cuccinelli and Bob McDonnell: The shady details keep piling up

Email from the Democratic Party of VA

“Republican controversy over Star Scientific thickens.”

You can say that again.

Just days after Ken Cuccinelli finally admitted he has “a conflict of interest” in his dealings with embattled firm Star Scientific, the Washington Post broke that the story is even worse for Republicans than we already knew.

The FBI is investigating questionable ties between Governor McDonnell and Star Scientific's CEO Jonnie R. Williams Sr.

Sign this petition to tell Governor McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli that they won’t get away with taking care of their corporate friends at the expense of Virginians.

The shady details keep piling up:

Ken Cuccinelli let a lawsuit with Star Scientific languish in his office for over a year -- then later he admitted he held significant stock in the company.

Cuccinelli failed to disclose gifts and vacations he and his family received from Star Scientific’s Jonnie Williams.

And now, it turns out Governor McDonnell has also benefited from the same kind of support from Star Scientific’s CEO -- Jonnie Williams even let McDonnell take a joy ride in his Ferrari!

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sick of Republicans in Richmond pretending to represent Virginians while they’re really only focused on their own bottom lines.

Let’s make sure Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli know we’re all watching. Click here to sign the petition demanding Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli come clean about their dealings with Star Scientific:


Thanks for all you do. With your help, we’ll hold them accountable in November.

Yours in the fight,

Lauren Harmon
DPVA Executive Director

(Note to net nannies. Press releases not subject to 4 paragraph rules for fair use of copyrights.)

7 Epic Congressional Fails

From Brian McFadden:

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