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Archives: June 21, 2010

Deep Horizon - A poem by Gary Lindorff

I apologize for confusion I created earlier in the day re.Father's Day.

You've Got A Friend...and $1.5M: James Taylor and Carole King tour raises charity dollars

Who's watching How the Earth Changed History

So I posted a Jim Croce video to my Facebook page...

It's A Great Thing That The Admins Are Gonna Address DU's Current Situation Next Week...

Julian speaking to EU Parliamentarians tomorrow - Wikileaks

have I entered a parallel universe? WHAT is going on here at DU--have been offline for several

Anybody Getting It Yet ???

*sigh* What a shame.

Mike: Don’t Blame BP, Blame Teachers

I have questions about the administration or moderation of Democratic Underground

Independent UK: Fears that Chancellor's cuts could foster massive rise in unemployment

So I called to wish my father a Happy Father's Day moments ago

N.J. buzz: Medical marijuana to be grown by Rutgers?

Could a NAU response to the oil spill be better than the US response

Heeeerrree's Joe BARTON!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Restaurant owners angry over state audit methods

OK Ardent 15 (and others) you made a response

Texas GOP: Proudly Following...Uganda?

Film Historian: 'Psycho' Altered Ideas On Censorship

Undersea robot aims for 3-D image of BP oil plume.

US Army, US Army CID, State Dep have together been visiting Manning's irregular US email contacts

Troy Davis heads back to Savannah

Conservative talking point of the evening....

A Christian-Fundamentalist Mexican Meth Gang -- Wow

A Christian-Fundamentalist Mexican Meth Gang -- Wow

Tornado destroys MetraPark arena in Billings, Mont. (with video)

The Panel on "This Week"

Tell a story about one of your father's quirks!

Gulf oil spill: BP accused of lying to Congress

What exactly is going on in Canada? Karl Rove invited by far right xhristian fundy

Traffic stop video on YouTube sparks debate on police use of Md. wiretap laws

Fox News and Its Fans Blasted on new Showtime show (VIDEO)

$5 million tourism campaign: 'This isn't the first time New Orleans has survived the British'

Sharron Angle Campaign Blasts "Idiot" Reporter

Another oil spill happening in Egypt.

Another oil spill happening in Egypt.

"Cry Sea".. documentary about rich countries "stealing fish" from poor countries

bp announces it won't charge beachfront landowners for accidental home oil deliveries

Lieberman tells internet to 'relax' about 'kill switch' ("China can do it and we need it here too")

Army seeks better ties with Native Hawaiians

Army seeks better ties with Native Hawaiians

Monitoring the Manatee for Oil Ills

Thousands of dead fish

Officials plan cuts to free up tuition cash

"Please don't feed our homeless" Bumper Sticker Draws Strong Reactions

Detroit Free Press: Missionaries arrested at Arab festival in Dearborn

BP - Burning Petroleum is now Burning Turtles Alive

Barton ad

Rogue Drone Pauses Border Operations (US - Mexican border)

I turned on the teevee this morning to hear the very same headline I have heard each week lately:

HuffPo - "Rand Paul Offers Sympathy For Joe Barton: I Know What A Pile-On Feels Like"

Internal BP document claims Gulf oil gusher jetting up to 100,000 barrels per day

Newly Elected South Carolina Senator Alvin Greene's Acceptance Speech

Military Task Force Tackles Thorny Issue of Contractors in Afghanistan

ILWU will not unload Israeli cargo ship in Oakland June 20th.

Caption time!

H2O: Dangerous Chemical

H2O: Dangerous Chemical

Looks like BP has an idea of what the gusher is going to cost them.... BP to raise $50 billion.

South Carolina Bans Photo Enforcement

Oh My! BP was told of oil safety fault 'weeks before blast'

Impact of War Hits Hard on Father's Day

Gates Urges More Afghan Funding

BP Develops Technology to Convert Lies Into Energy

Arsonist(s) at work? I think so.

Sometimes, no comments are needed.

6 NATO Troops Killed in Afghan Helicopter Crash, Bombings

Ken Feinberg on MSNBC now.

Mother Jones: How a Right-Wing Immigration Lie Went Viral

What about the "other" losses

Can someone explain to me how to post picture in a thread?

Mismanaging Contraction (Kunstler)

Six O'clock and time for Moaaaaaaaaaaaning Joe

Testing now underway for JLTV prototype (hummer replacement)

british petroleums partner in the well

White House: Afghan pullout will start in 2011

Kim Jong Il's miniature phone isn't working

Troubling testimony from BP engineer warrants Justice Department's attention

F-35 training center ready for first students

Republicans to Democrats: Quit blaming Bush. Besides, it was Carter's fault.

Verse for the day: "I'm Sorry," by Oily Joe Barton (Please add a stanza or two.)

Invest 93 in the Caribbean Sea looks like

Is this illegal?

The Fate of Wildlife Caught in the BP Oil Disaster - Diane Rehm Show

Anyone else see this: Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff to quit White House in six to eight

Here's what the Navy can do.

UN Pulling Out Some Foreign Staff in Afghanistan

California: Unions work with governor to cut state worker retirement benefits

Sounds good to me. n/t

REP. ED MARKEY (D-MA):now we're up to 100,000 barrels

I'm certainly not a a conspiracy nut nor am I lacking faith in the idea of the

Assisted Suicide in November for the GOP

High court to review mental health advocacy suit

The Big Sleazy....

Toon: The deficit 'hawks' require a sacrifice

Toon: The deficit 'hawks' require a sacrifice

Senators Cut Medicare Deal For Doctors, Leave Unemployment Issue Unfinished

Emanuel ... to quiit White House in six to eight months.


Exclusive: Proposal To Water Down Climate Bill Would FAVOR Obama AIDES’ Former Employer

Bork to publicly oppose Kagan for Supreme Court

Is this a scam? I never heard of these people before.

Florida law firms picked to defend BP, Cameron and Halliburton

Best lines...

Elena Kagan, Not so Gay-Friendly Supreme Court Nominee

The Oil Drum: Improving the Clean-Up, Jon Stewart, and Energy News

Last week Obama nominee Tanya Pratt became the first Black federal judge in Indiana history

I agree. Even though I am not a smoker it should be given away to people who need it

I think I'll organize a T-party...

HUMMER to be buried at Joyful Ceremony in Motor City

Facebook users - another group to join - The BP Ten

Supreme Court Upholds Law Banning 'Material Support' for Terrorism

there are some who want to remove Helen Thomas from the annals of journalism.

Another Good Reason to be a Bean Fiend........

What's gonna happen to those N. Korean soccer team members when they go home?

What's gonna happen to those N. Korean soccer team members when they go home?

The 1980 presidential election

The 1980 presidential election

GOP apologizes to BP for whatever but never apologizes to Americans for Bush presidency.

BP Launches ‘Aggressive’ Social Media Campaign, But Disables Comments From Users Who Don’t ‘Like’ It

WaPo: Speaker's top policy guy is a 'liberal lion' who clashes often with Emanuel

UC Irvine protest case raises questions about discipline practices

UC Irvine protest case raises questions about discipline practices

Understanding the Afghanistan minerals news "story"

I found another use for tea bags...

"Vote for me so we can send our grandchilren to Mars!!!"

If you touch a baby bunny, will the momma take it back?

Bush/Cheney Exec Order 5/01 = Gusher in Gulf

Bush/Cheney Exec Order 5/01 = Gusher in Gulf

Curious: Does the Yahoo DU Emergency Group still exist?

Just a general thought to keep in mind...most people post online to complain

Van Der Sloot Retracts Murder Confession ("I signed everything in a blind panic")

My response to a call for support from the US Senate Democratic Campaign Committee (It wasn't good)

Should Free Speech Include Hate Speech?

Free range eggs contain a little something extra: pollutants

Monica Lewinsky saved Social Security during the Clinton years. Who will save it now?

Goldman Battle With SEC Goes Into Overtime (by John Carney CNBC 6-21-10)

$20 billion

Please Vote for Johnny Weir as the US Figure Skating Reader's Choice Skater of the Year

I will answer all responses to this OP with bad machine translation

Economic Growth Without Jobs - El Universal/Mexico

Have you ever watched Al Jazeera International on your TV?

new community radio station needs help

Florida honor students can't graduate because of one test. FCAT determines it all.

Borowitz tells that accd. to Stephen Hawing: "Aliens no longer interested in Invading Earth"

bu$h* legacy...Supreme Court Affirms Ban on Aiding Groups Tied to Terror

president george w. bush authorizes navy to fire on "oil looters"

Gibbs pinch hitter Bill Burton on GolfGate: "Time to himself on Father's Day does us all good"

Air tests from the Louisiana coast reveal human health threats from the oil disaster

A modest proposal to counter the high costs of public school textbooks..

Saudi Arabia backs US campaign against Iran

Freeper: The statue of liberty is unamerican: Tear down this statue!

BP burning sea turtles alive

Gawker: Mike Huckabee Has Many Jokes About Gay Marriage, Affairs With Old Ladies

Is something brewing in the tropics?

New POTUS message, for OFA, re: spill+

NC Senate Democratic Debate, C-Span now.

Obama's State Department awards Blackwater $120 million contract

Hayward went sailing, because Hayward is a hate magnet

Recommend or Not

Nine NATO Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

BP Getting Close to Cap Switch

"Compassionate conservative", meet "pro-life feminist"

shootout in dallas leaves police chief's son and officer dead - not sure about details

Pain and suffering is as legitimate a claim as loss of income.

NOAA Research Ship finds depleted oxygen at 1100 meters

13 Scariest Words

This is very odd... U.S. rep Holbrook finds peace talks "troubling?????"

Fischer: God Is Cursing Us With Bear Attacks For Failing To Follow The Bible

Death by Hamburger?

Top General in Afghan War: US Envoy (Eikenberry) Betrayed Me

Do You Know Me? I'm Jesus (a post about peace, not religion)

HuffPo: Inmate Claims Madoff Still Has $9 Billion Hidden Away

Not Upset by Hayward Outing

Tweety tearing ReTHUGS a new one re siding with BP

BP was told rig was unsafe weeks before blast

Borrowers exit troubled Obama mortgage program

"perhaps the most important thing that has happened in southern Afghanistan this year."

do you know what a Gen-M is?

A friendly suggestion: Clone DU.

A friendly suggestion: Clone DU.

I really, really, really, really, don't like Repugs....

OK, so what would be an acceptable weakness to disclose in an interview?

The world would be so much better if all lawyers were Atticus Finch.

The world would be so much better if all lawyers were Atticus Finch.

Regulators Failed to Address Risks in Oil Rig Fail-Safe Device

Regulators Failed to Address Risks in Oil Rig Fail-Safe Device

30 years down the toilet

Finally, Christian Couples Have a Place to Buy Their Dildos

A question for longtime DUers ---

Summer strums a CAPTION on her fat mandolin. Please come do Head Wreck!!!

Issa: if GOP wins, corporate America can breathe easy

Cornhole tournament to benefit wounded veterans


American Family Association sez: Hiker killed by bear is proof that God is smiting the US

Tony Hayward - Sailing Away

Jeff Corwin on Ratigan Show, in Gulf now, MSNBC.

My father's last column. Where I come from, Who I come from:

On magical thinking and pseudo science

When You Complain About "The Democrats"

Corporate Gas Drilling Buries Indonesian Town in Methane Mud (Video)

Corporate Gas Drilling Buries Indonesian Town in Methane Mud (Video)

Egypt Confirms Oil Leak From Rig Off Red Sea Coast (After 100 Miles of Coast Polluted)

When did you join DU?

Heeeeere's Tony!

Heeeeere's Tony!

US Senate confirms Obama District nominee Goldsmith 89-0

US Senate confirms Obama District nominee Treadwell 89-0

Insightful comical article - "Let's Adopt Carrie Prejean"

The Rude Pundit - Rahm Emanuel Makes It About Ideology Again

GOBP'ers and Michael Steele whining about President Obama taking a day off

DLC Democrats are the Real Enemy. Discuss,

Oops! Secret Service Has No Record of Alleged Bush Poisoning

Record industry targets Google for linking to infringing songs

We're All Working for the Government Now

Crist Widens Lead In Florida Senate Race

Who else here thinks Oil Companies primary function is to hold the world hostage?

I no longer wish to be a part of DU

U.S. rethinks a Marine Corps specialty: storming beaches

Kagan praised the Bork hearings

I am resorting to a bit of a nuclear option myself, day five

Bork to publicly oppose Kagan for high court

J. D. Hayworth Starred In Infomercial Touting 'Free' Gov't Grant Money

Robin Carnahan visits SWMO, hammers Roy Blunt for his support for Big Oil and Washington Lobbyists

Obama Administration today sent a third bill for $51.4 million to BP

Fear can drive ERs to do tests to excess

Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims to be 'paid quickly'

FYI: “Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help" telethon, CNN, June 21

They kick like grannies, proudly (I love this story)

Detroit Activist Stands Ready to Be Part of Big Movement

New Orleans mayor says to pursue BP for damages

After Stressing His ‘Respect’ For Gay People, Huckabee Jokes That He’s Repulsed By Them

Pentagon to Rebuild Data Base on People “of Interest”

Oliver Stone Tackles Latin America’s Political Upheaval in "South of the Border"

Official: Slipknot's Paul Gray died of accidental morphine overdose

Is there a contest going on between Michele Bachmann and Steve King to see who is the craziest?

White House Does Diplomacy With Gay Rights Community - Sam Stein/HuffPo

Am I alone in thinking this may not be a good idea?:

Ronald Neame dies at 99; British filmmaker ~ I met him

Morning Joe host Mika: Giuliani’s ‘baseless lies’ on spill left us stunned

'Outside' Magazine Owes Lance Armstrong an Apology

OS going AWOL thanks to low land flooding (story: Heavy rain, floods still a threat)

Mother Jones: "Louisiana Tea Partiers Rally for More Drilling"

IBM to set up 75 centres of excellence in 60 cities (In India)

IBM to set up 75 centres of excellence in 60 cities (In India)

MUST READ Naomi Klein: Gulf Oil Spill: A Hole in the World

Tarryl Clark (who will defeat Bachmann) now on Hardball

Right-winger guy I met just touted "one benefit of the Holocaust"

What will it take to make it clear that the concept of bipartisanship in America is impossible?

Rick and Bubba show smear gays.

An unexpected result for some census takers: the wrath of irate Americans

I made a vow to eat as local and non-factory-food as possible

Tonight on HBO 9PM EDT!!!!! Natural gas / Halliburton /flammable water

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's crime sweeps have little effect, analysis shows

Man claims to find oil in oyster at Cornelius, NC, restaurant

MO man's sign against Democrats torched twice

Video: Glenn Beck compares BP oil spill hearings to Christians being fed to the lions

NYS U.S. History Regents Vs. Glenn Beck

Cenk Uygur: Why Our Nobles Betray Us (HuffPo)

Woman Recants Rape Claim, Police Say

How's it feel to be a "lesser person"?

U.S. Senators call for Barack Obama to bring in Navy to battle oil spill

Rogues of "K" Street, Confessions of a Tea Party Consultant.

What's coming is going to be very good...

Former Shell CEO predicts blackouts, gas lines

Fellow Dem's have knives out against Senator Kerry for pushing Climate Change.

I see a big difference between criticizing a Democratic politician and

This is what the seafloor coated in oil looks like

Thanks, Skinner!

I'll tell you what the problem is

Gates signals Obama may veto DADT repeal over jet engine funding

I love it when the Corporate Media turns a Limbaugh rant into a news story

This would be funny if not so scary

Westerville Police Using Plane To Catch Speeders

BP disaster started in February...Tony Hayward sold shares in March!


OS 4 for IPOD is out

Did Laura Bush hype a stomach flu into a mythical assassination attempt to sell books??

Jeb pushes school choice in walmart-sponsored forum. BP spill = "golden opportunity"

Pentagon Buys Russian Helicopters to Use in Afghanistan

Friendly seatbelt reminder - one person in car had seatbelt on; other 3 are dead.

'Tea party' favorite Sharron Angle takes aim at Harry Reid

Testing Reveals Security Software Often Misses New Malware

Chuck D calls Jan Brewer 'a Hitler'

Don't Believe the Hype: Rahm Emanuel Not About to Step Down

Cook a Hamburger, Blow Up Your Polluted Town: TV Review Gasland

Texas GOP Wishes to Punish Straight People Who Support Gay Rights

Texas GOP Wishes to Punish Straight People Who Support Gay Rights

Bottom Line, this is Skinner and Co's website, I applaud the new direction

Tea partiers wary of regulation, even in BP spill

A look back at things we should never forget because of who we are

Hummer gets second life as massive planter in Detroit thanks to CodePink

More Barton Apologies

Your personal information online, searchable, and for sale. This should be illegal.

This message is not getting through: Fear of deficits **will kill** the recovery

Maybe we'll get a happy ending for the homeless veteran

In a victory for the Obama administration the Supreme Court upholds "terrorist" law in 6-3 vote

Good samaritan rescues children locked in hot car

US manufacturing crown slips

In Tony Hayward's absence this past weekend at a yachting event, the press reported getting

right wing dads

right wing dads

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian E-Vote Firm Buys 2nd U.S. E-Vote Firm in Two Months, Lies About Ties to Chavez

Quick: name a TV character who belongs to a union.

US Senate confirms Obama District nominee Josephine Tucker by voice vote

Great picture of FDR with Katharine Hepburn

SCOTUS: Corporations defeat Workers & Consumers, 5-4

Report from Alabama Gulf Coast 6/21/10

Yeah, sure Rush ... ROFLMAO

A vast majority of the chronically homeless are mentally ill

$1,095,101 Republican Farm Subsidy Hypocrite Labels Democrats as Parasites

Joan Hinton dies at 88; physicist joined Maoist revolution after helping develop the atom bomb

Would you be willing to rid the Democratic Party of DLC types if it meant a GOP Congress?

Here's a real dilemma involving mining in the USA...

Does everyone know the story of Obama and the Winston Churchill bust?

Times Square car bomb suspect pleads guilty in NYC

Attention please help report this group

So this lady I work with comes up to me...

"You Owe Everything You Are Today to the Democrats"

When did you join DU?

Speaking of license plates...

Speaking of license plates...

Last Lakota code talker Clarence Wolf Guts dies at 86

cops find mother of wandering toddler

We might be about to find out how a hurricane will impact the Gulf oil gusher

Fox censored sunday's family guy episode

Glenn Greenwald: The weak, helpess, impotent Presidency

Tomdispatch: Are We Going Down Like The Soviets?

Walmart employee forced to wear yellow vest after telling boss he’s gay

Urban Natural Gas Wells: Eco Terror in Your Own Back Yard

Urban Natural Gas Wells: Eco Terror in Your Own Back Yard

Firm tied to Blackwater gets Afghan contract: Xe

Firm tied to Blackwater gets Afghan contract: Xe

If you had an ancestor in the Union Army in the Civil War, do you know if he was drafted

Joe Lieberman: US government should control internet like Chinese government

Man who put up sign calling Democrats parasites is recipient of $1 million in farm subsidies

D.C. police will no longer intervene to remove women from mosques.

They are Texas birds now

••• Democratic anti-Barton TV ad: Why are Democratic ads always so anemic? •••

I'm no longer going to donate to any political causes

"Total bleedout"

I have become a vegetarian.

Accountability watch: How many US govt/BP employees have been fired over the Gulf catastrophe?

Democratic Underground is changing. It's time to change the way we run it.

O.K., criticize a-WAY, here's what I'm thinking: instead of TRAVELING, doing VIDEOS.

What shall I send to Joe Barton?

Dad and I had a good day today

Jimmy Buffett announces Gulf Shores (AL) concert to promote tourism

See The Movie "Adventureland". It's Truly Great!


So apparently, I'm related to the owners of Schumacher Furs

Tell a story about one of your father's quirks!

As Father's Day fades, time to hear from Cat Stevens again.

I have questions about the administration or moderation of Democratic Underground


I just realized something--Brian Wilson was born the day before

Pictures of my Iran trip, part 7 *PIC HEAVY*

Not "j'accuse!!!"... ... ... ... ... ... ... but "j'approve!!!"

The TRULY dangerous teabaggers...

PETA -- It MEANS well... but it makes penguins cry.

Marijuana Logic

Can someone explain to me how to post picture in a thread?

A couple of farewells in the lounge recently

Rumor has it that Orrex cooked Mexican food tonight.

Gawker does the snark on Midsummer

Is this illegal?

When World Cup players argue with the ref, what language do they use?

Berlin Philharmonic Cello Challenge

Tell a story about one of your father's quirks!

Lady Gaga banned from Yankee Clubhouse?

So I posted a Jim Croce video to my Facebook page...

Isn't Religion Fun?

The good news is....

Happy Solstice, everyone!

Trip to supermarket: Ice cream makers now featuring new "larger size"! HALF GALLON!

Trip to supermarket: Ice cream makers now featuring new "larger size"! HALF GALLON!

If you touch a baby bunny, will the momma take it back?

Hope your Monday starts out better than mine - Stepped in a hairball this morning

so , did they finance computers in the 80's

A quick question: How long would it take for your breath to knock a hungry dog off a meat wagon?

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

Have you seen Elvis recently?

I'm Curious George. What should I do for a living?

Spent the day with my Father at the home, this year I became a parent to my parent.

Phil Lesh, Joan Osborne, Trey Anastasio, Larry Campbell: "Gimme Shelter," Beacon NYC, 2/12/06

French Prisoner Admits to Eating Cellmate's Lung --Thought It Was His Heart

Joan Osborne, VH1 Honors '96: The Rolling Stones' "Beast Of Burden"

leftover father's day for lunch is greatness!

Pianos for everyone !

Today's one of those days where I'm gonna run all over the effin' place...with SCISSORS.

To whoever gave me a star

Husker Du - You Can Live at Home

ok... this was just eff'ed up...

All the years combine... they melt into a dream... a broken angel sings from a guitar...

How many pairs of shoes do you wear regularly?

How many pairs of shoes do you wear regularly?

Monday night music selection-Some things I liked from the past...

The Doobie Brothers-What a fool believes

leftover father for lunch is greatness!

Buckwheat zydeco jambalaya (in french)

Single again...

NAME the BIGGER 1970s pain in the ASS - The Eagles or the Buckingham-Nicks Fleetwood Effing MAC.

Too much good TV tonight!

Question re: Computer tech support issue. Anyone know if this is normal?

iOS 4 FTW!

Anyone on this board experienced with home renovation?

World Cup: Portugal crushes North Korea 7-0

The science section at my local Barnes and Noble makes me sad....

Has anyone downloaded the Iphone OS 4 software yet?

A great southern movie "A Love Song for Bobby Long"

Brian Wilson to Rejoin Beach Boys for 50th Anniversary Tour

Anyone watch Treme? (spoiler coming up)

What do you take out of your tossed salad and discreetly drop under the table?

Name a popular song that mentions a holiday aside from Christmas.

Why don't you wear a cape?

Post some great songs about the "Small people".....

Telling it like it is, I am.

Oh crap! it's Summer Solstice-- anyone know where I can get a virgin and a goat...

Did anyone read Peter Benchley's JAWS? Ugh!!

Best albums from the late 70's and 80's?

Which Olympic sport would be most improved if played naked?

Obama, EPA to push for restoration of Superfund tax on oil, chemical companies

Sharron Angle Campaign Blasts "Idiot" Reporter

Israel to Let Most Non-Military Items Into Gaza

'Tea party' favorite Sharron Angle takes aim at Harry Reid

Gulf oil spill: BP accused of lying to Congress

58 workers trapped after China mine blast

Tornado Tears Through Montana City

Turkish troops hunt down Kurdish rebels

Troop Pullout in Afghanistan Set for Next Summer

Testing Reveals Security Software Often Misses New Malware

HUMMER to be buried at Joyful Ceremony in Motor City

Firing on India-Pakistan border ahead of peace talks: army

Turkish army using Israeli-built drones

NATO says 4 troops die in Afghan helicopter crash

Police: 11 dead after attackers set fire to bus in El Salvador

Iraq's Allawi fears plots to assasinate him

Firm tied to Blackwater gets Afghan contract: Xe

Supreme Court Affirms Ban on Aiding Groups Tied to Terror

Rights group calls to halt Zimbabwe diamond trade

Duplicate, please delete

Tonnes of radioactive waste casts doubt over London's Olympic stadium legacy

New clashes in Iraq over electricity cuts

Judge to rule on whether to issue injunction on deepwater drilling moratorium by noon Wednesday

Death Toll In Last Week's Colombia Mine Blast Rises To 32

Roundup-resistant weeds pose environmental threat

Andy Stern Joins SIGA's Board of Directors

Gold at new record high after Saudi reserves double

Coast Guard seizes shrimp from two boats in closed fishing area

Bork to publicly oppose Kagan for Supreme Court

Companies seek to end moratorium on deepwater drilling [lawsuit against federal gov]

BP Softens Political Hit

New Jersey naval base under 'lockdown'

CSB (U.S. Chemical Safety Board) to investigate BP oil spill disaster

UK special envoy to Afghanistan who called for talks with Taliban quits

Lower wages are new reality as Detroit Three add workers

Obama, Netanyahu to meet July 6, Gaza on agenda

Radioactivity Detected After N.Korea Nuclear Fusion Claim

IBM to set up 75 centres of excellence in 60 cities (In India)

New Orleans asking BP for $75 million tourism grant

New Jersey battles over tax on millionaires

Fannie and Freddie tab is $146 billion and rising

Dropout rate could spell trouble for state

Iran bans 2 UN nuclear inspectors from entering

Conservationists Hit BP With $19 Billion Clean Water Act Lawsuit

9 NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash, bombings

BP Thought Spill Could Be 100-Times Larger Than It Told Congress, According To Internal Document

US military supply contracts fund corruption, the Taliban, according to report

BP was told of oil safety fault ("We Saw A Leak")'weeks before blast'

SCOTUS Ruling Criminalizes Speech in Material Support Law Case-President Carter Could Be Prosecuted

Obama Makes Father's Day Nod To 2-Dad Families

Swipe Fee Deal: Merchants Beat Wall Street

WRAPUP 2-U.S. House agrees to put consumer watchdog in Fed

Borrowers exit troubled Obama mortgage program

Gay workers to get family leave

Rahm Emanuel says Report He's Quitting is "B.S."

Protester's motion rejected (protests at the funerals of fallen soldiers)

CNN drops AP wire service

High court upholds anti-terror law

US Supreme Court lifts ban on sale of GM crop

Times Square Bomb Plotter Pleads Guilty in Terror Case

'The Cove' to screen in Japan despite protests

Saudi crucifies murderer (after beheading)

Obama deserves a round of golf, White House says

Top Vatican Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing His Own Sons

Mystery deepens around alleged Bush poisoning incident

Iowa Republican (Rep. Steve King): Barton was right to say BP suffered 'shakedown' at White House

Afghan security firms linked to Taliban allegedly extorting money from U.S.-paid contractors


Emanuel defended Blagojevich, then sought grant

Whaling deal splits countries and conservationists

Scientists to investigate suspected oil sightings in Bahamian waters

BP was told of oil safety fault 'weeks before blast'

Nebraska town to vote on illegal immigration measure (on Monday)

Why I hate conservatives, Episode 5000 (Kristol, again)

In the speaker's office, a quiet liberal lion: Wendell E. Primus

Obama, EPA to push for restoration of Superfund tax on oil, chemical companies

Jindal's Sand-Berms: a $350 million boondoggle?

Conservative Torygraph gets called on their bogus "Rahm is leaving" story

The right wing IS a movement based upon racism

Monthly Job Creation Graph By President and Party

"Obama's Spill? How the Political Peril Is Being Overstated"

**** Heads Up: POTUS Speaks at Father's Day Event, 10:15 EDT ****

Obama steps up fatherhood advocacy with new mentoring initiative

Lieberman: Comprehensive energy bill can be done this year

Alan Greenspan: Why does anyone listen to this man?

Moved to General Discussion - sorry got in wrong topic string

So far Obama's approval ratings in Gallup are better than St. Ronnie's (who fell to 35% in 1/83)

SUPREME COURT upholds law against advising terrorists

MOVEON.ORG: Reclaim Our Democracy From Corporate Corruption. Please DU :)

Fareed Zakaria Blasts John McCain's Foreign Policy Stances As Uninformed "Fantasy"

Anybody remember what the hot topic was April 19?

Who's lying? White House denies Kyl immigration story

"China's decision to abandon its currency peg ....the result of careful diplomacy ...."

CO Senate primary poll: Bennet holds a double-digit lead over Romanoff

Rahm Emanuel expected to quit White House

"Rand Paul To Unemployed: Quit Whining And Get Back To Work"

Texas Dems Grapple With Their Own Alvin Greene

When did you join DU?

Our Senate and Congress destabilizing Medicare as we speak

Setting The Record Straight On Foreign Assistance

"Departing RNC staff chief got $100K payout" (you know, the bondage guy)

Obama should play more golf - Guardian blogger

Dear Mr. President, please don't do this for my security.

"Lieberman .... sees 20 swing votes on carbon caps."

The Telegraph’s suspicious story about Rahm quitting WH

The Unexpected Winning Issue for Democrats: Health Care

"Does It Matter if Obama Loses the Pundits?"

Palin calls Emanuel a liar

Paul Krugman: Now and Later

President Eisenhower (R) Named "The King" by Arnold Palmer

"Tea partiers to Obama: Lay off BP!"

Charlie Crist (I) has a double-digit edge over former state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R)

If Senator-elect Charlie Crist asked to Caucus with the Dems Would you approve?

"Knock off golf, baseball and Beatles until Gulf oil crisis is resolved, GOP's Steele tells Obama"

Please, spare us the "How Obama lost his magic" columns

Has an American Source Reported the Rahm Story yet?

They set up a website...only to see liberals flood it w/un-republican suggestions

You guys do realize the right accusing Obama of a shakedown is a racial dog whistle

Atlantic: Why Has Obama's Approval Held Steady Despite the Oil Spill?

Report: Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to quit White House

CBS: Documentary Tells Neda's Story; Threats of Violence Suppress Reform Protest

Senator Larry Craig's Valentine's Day Speech

Wooden Ships-II

Wooden Ships-I

BP Oil Spill: Toxic Air Detected!!!!

BP Oil Spill: Silenced Scientists Are Breaking Their Silence!!!!

Capitol Hill Agenda: June 21, 2010

Bob Schieffer - Hayward, Barton & The High Price of Gaffes

Cenk @ UCB's Pop And Politics w/ Comedian Jimmy Dore & More

Law prof expects criminal charges against BP

EvelJustin for President

Jeremy Koulish Interviews John Amato and David Neiwert

BP Death Clouds Already Onshore! Benzene-3400ppb

Fox's editing job incites counter violence? What's your opinion on this?

Sorry BP (The Ballad of Joe Barton)


Gulf oil spill song at home by singer songwriter and itunes artist JP

Oliver Stone on Democracy Now: "South of the Border"

Hitler finds out Joe Barton apologized to BP

Oliver Stone on Latin America's Political Upheaval in

planet of the arabs

Roger Wicker Accuses Democrats of Playing Politics With Gulf Oil Disaster While Playing Politics

Young Turks: Graphs - Rich Vs Middle Class & Poor!

Rand Paul To Unemployed: Quit Whining And Get Back To Work (+ defense of Barton's BP apology)

Rachel Maddow has a good laugh over Sharon Angle being called on her crackpot views

Rachel Maddow points out the GOP's 'glass jaw' wrt the oil companies

Young Turks: Rush Limbaugh - Hungry Kids Should Dumpster Dive For Food!

Drew Wheelan Demands That BP Stop Using The Dispersant Corexit In The Gulf

"Gasland" Premiere: Must-See Exposé of Industrial Gas Production's Risks Airs Tonight on HBO

BP's Tony Hayward Gets the Perfect Father's Day Present

A Zionist State of Mind, A Dreamscape Of Ghosts: One Jew's Hard Awakening

It’s dumb to block smart kids from going to college, even if they’re here illegally

The Fear Factor What happens to democracy when everyone's too scared to show up?

The Kagan Family: Left-Leaning and Outspoken

Spend Now, Save Later

Life After Oil: Cuba Can Teach Us How to Live Without Our Dirty Fossil Fuel Addiction

Rewriting the story of the future as something believable, irresistible and worth fighting for

Financial Reform Outlook: Business as Usual in the USA

They Get Rich, We Get Ho-Hum Gadgets

Generation Monsanto

How Conservative Women Politicians Make Life Harder for Working Moms

Dumbest Right-Wing Quotes of 2010 (So Far)

Why We Are So Screwed (Urb Survival)

Dead On Arrival: Financial Reform Fails

On the Verge of Collapse

Call the Politburo, We’re in Trouble: Entering the Soviet Era in America

Is There an End in Sight in Afghanistan?

Canada's economy is suddenly the envy of the world

GOP Response to Gulf Spill a Model of Incoherence

6 Shocking Ways Conservatives Helped Cause the Economic Destruction of America

Nearly One Million US Workers Cut Off Unemployment Benefits

Corporate Lobbyist Party kills jobs bill & payment protection for doctors!!

Corporate Con Game: How the private prison industry helped shape Arizona’s anti-immigrant law

What's the "Shakedown"?

'Get Ready Tampa Bay' promotes use of electric cars

Clausen Oysters of North Bend shows it's possible to bounce back from an oil spill

Drumbeat: June 21, 2010

Drumbeat from the weekend...

The Oil Drum: Improving the Clean-Up, Jon Stewart, and Energy News

High court lifts ban on biotech alfalfa

In a sick way, the Gulf Oil Spill will be a defining moment in physical and biological oceanography

Nature Geoscience/BBC - Base Of Pine Island Glacier Has Detached From Ridge That Once Held It Back

Times Of London Issues Retraction For Distorted Reporting On WWF Amazon Findings, Climate Science

BP Misleading the Public? Internal Documents Show Analysis That Oil Leak Could Be 100,000 Barrels Pe

After Worst Drought In Living Memory, SE China Floods Intensify - 3X Normal Rainfall, 132 Known Dead

The World According to Monsanto

Quantum Dots Could Boost Solar Efficiency by 100%

X Prize cars back on track

Gulf Paymaster: People Are in 'Desperate' Shape

World's Largest Ethanol Bus Fleet Grows by 85 New 270 HP Scania Buses

Ford, Edison and the Cheap EV That Almost Was

HBO's 'Gasland' Premieres Mon June 21st

The Simmons-Tierney Bet

Gulf oil spill: Kevin Costner signs contract with BP for oil slick clean-up

USDA report on Ethanol production: 1.9 to 2.3 BTUs in Ethanol for every 1 BTU of fossil fuel energy

Giant 500ft wind turbines to be built in Britain within two years

The Future Of Food

New Air Conditioning System Has Potential to Slash Energy Usage by Up to 90 Percent

Incredible US Open...Everybody is Sucking Today

England dressing room intruder just looking for bathroom


Serbian commentator refers to dead goalkeeper as 'injured'

More Golf News-Limbaugh to star on Golf Channel

Ohio State recruit shot 2nd time since April

Ruh-roh! New rules from Skinner in regards to posting on DU. Kitten threads

Conspiracy! First Vuvuzelas at Sun Life, Now a soccer ball mowed into Fenway's grass.

McDowell wins US Open-- he hung tough to win his first.

Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers WR, breaks arm playing FLAG Football



The French have disgraced themselves at this World Cup

Tennis fans...did anyone see that match? (spoiler)

Food for thought...the three teams with the best records in baseball...

Portugal-North Korea

Ref in U.S. World Cup game dropped

Broncos the cheapest team in the NFL??

Rays Owner Sternberg spells it out for St Petersburg.

My new favorite person at the World Cup: Kim Jong Hun (N. Korea coach)

Colombia: president-elect Santos pledges to escalate war

Death Toll In Last Week's Colombia Mine Blast Rises To 32

This is so funny -- this morning Oliver Stone called out poor little Simon Romero

Dupe. So sorry.

What? They were out of pink triangles??

Sunny Days for Gay Candidates in Florida

Gates: Veto possible of military gay ban bill

Lutheran Pastor Tom Brock Blamed ELCA's Tornado on Homosexuality. Which, Uh, He Suffers From...

Gay Uzbekistan native granted asylum, escapes persecution

We're not homophobic, we're just bored...Wow.

Obama administration has hired over 100 gay staffers

Mississippi Lesbian Banned From Prom But Invited to White House

DUPE delete...nt

Drunk cop, fires a shot in a police car...

8 dead among 52 shot across over weekend

Pizza Huts shift gears on firearms possession ...

Pizza Huts shift gears on firearms possession ...

"Women won't shoot ex-lovers, admirers or family members in self-defense"

Texas GOP: Proudly Following...Uganda?

Today in Labor History June 21 10 miners accused of being "Molly Maguires" are hanged, kids 12 hrs

Just bought a new camera

Had to share this...

2 butterflys

a few parting shots of west Texas.

Aurora Australis from the ISS

Middle-school explorers make discovery on Mars

Israel to Let Most Non-Military Items Into Gaza

A Zionist State of Mind, A Dreamscape Of Ghosts: One Jew's Hard Awakening

Jerusalem Revives Plan To Raze Palestinian Homes

The mysterious death of an Orthodox Jewish millionaire – murder or suicide?

there are some who want to remove Helen Thomas from the annals of journalism.

Grandpa Bibi's responsibility

Israel and the Surrender of the West

A Zionist State of Mind, A Dreamscape Of Ghosts: One Jew's Hard Awakening

US dockers back Gaza activists

Netanyahu: Decision to ease Gaza siege weakens Hamas

please take a few minutes to help if you can

TODAY Chief Avrol asks us to pray for the Gulf

Happy Northern Hemisphere Solstice - may I suggest an astrology video?

A message from Obama about the oil spill

Do You Know Me? I'm Jesus (a post about peace, not religion)

Sex Offender Wants To Go To Church. Man Convicted Of Possessing Child Porn In 2002

Fischer: God Is Cursing Us With Bear Attacks For Failing To Follow The Bible

Sometimes, no comments are needed.

Cross-post from the science forum:

Faith in God is a denial that humans can grow up...

DNA Test Could Explain Why Ozzy Osbourne is Still Alive

another report from the Canadian health care front

New Link Between Pollution, Temperature and Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Fructose Sugar Makes Maturing Human Fat Cells Fatter, Less Insulin-Sensitive, Study Finds

Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly

So, a friend just had a physical. She had several pre-cancerous

Corporate Lobbyist Party kills another jobs bill & payment protection for doctors!!