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Archives: April 22, 2012

A quick "how sadly predictable America is" quiz

U.S. nun group rejects Vatican condemnation

Did Trayvon Martin have a right to defend himself, or not?

Right wing blog is plagiarizing me wholesale. Any quick way to stop it?

'They're killing us': world's most endangered tribe cries for help

UP W/Chris Hayes Chasing an unequal American Dream

So I am in Florida visiting and Florida recognizes my Ohio CCW permit soI am

WATCH: O'Reilly Suggest Glee Turns Kids Gay

Toon: Learn how to combat climate change denial!

Some people have always been, and will always be, national treasures.

Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart

Poland Probes CIA ‘Black Site’ Prison

How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death

Military cancels Ted Nugent show citing anti-Obama comments

New Yorker magazine has an interesting article about history of 2nd amendment, NRA and gun control

The Roid Sox take a 9-0 lead into the top of the sixth inning at home...

Bill Moyers/Michael Winship: Will Big Bird Reject Attack Ads?

Bill Moyers Essay: Keep Political Ads Off Public TV

we might have a democratic candidate in the 16th....!

Campus diversity suffers under race-blind policies

Zimmerman urged to leave Fla. after release from Jail

To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960. The movie was made in 1962.

Joining Washington’s one percenters takes more than the U.S. average

"...a bulletproof vest under his charcoal suit..."

Rmoney won 12 of the 24 delegates in the Missouri repuke convention. Santorum got 7 Paul 4 Newt 1

Romney Supporter Nugent Admitted to Multiple Affairs With Underage Girls in '98 VH1 Documentary

How Occupiers, pranksters, and artists speak louder than money

Flashback botnet not shrinking, huge numbers of Macs still infected

Thou Shalt Not...

Test Fail

New "Flora of Virginia" being published this year!

The Candle

'In online video, minorities find an audience'

If the global economy doesn't collapse soon, something terrible is going to happen. nt

Something that is not supposed to be there.

A crowd of 1,500 call out tax dodgers in streets of Boston on tax day

From the files of... Thomas Friedman, Private Eye (toon)...

70-1 shot — a $1,000 purchase — shocks the field in the Coolmore Lexington at Keeneland

MacBook Unboxing Smell Becomes Fragrance

Sri Lankan mosque forced to abandon prayers by protesters (Buddhists versus Muslims)

Only *NOW* do the Japanese people learn that they didn't need nuclear for CO2 reductions.

One of my favorite covers.....

A jury I was on voted 6-0 to leave alone the label "gun nuts"

Yet another opportunity to take the AARP survey on Medicare and Social Security

Juror #2 I just want you to know your sincerity means nothing.

The Natural Capital Declaration

"What a way to go. Life at the End of Empire". Full video

Western hemisphere countries increasingly organizing independently of the US

Huge Anti-governmental March during F1 in Bahrain

Conservative Jewish Movement In Israel Approves Ordination of Gay Rabbis

Did you know that Google's Gmail has a new look? It's HORRIBLE

White House Denied Aid to Woodward County? *WHY*

East Germany world's most Godless area

Pretty Scary Shit - Coming Soon To A Sky Near You

Mind-Numbing Finger Wagging By the SF Chron.

Florida Wasted $10,000’s Trying to Bust Poor People

The Irrelevancy of DNA

Saw photo of Obama and a Bogus Krushchev Quote Today

Anyone else watching Keith on ABCThisWeek with George...

BWAHAHAHAAAA! RNC chair Rinse Peenus holds back on Romney endorsement ‘out of respect’


Just read the Fort Knox facebook page comments about the Ted Nugent concert being cancelled and...

Mitt Romney’s economics... Flip back please

What crime was Tayvon Martin committing when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman?

Mitt v The story of two men trapped in one body

What are you reading the week of April 22, 2012?

Sunday Talk Shows

Fair Trade? Not With Colombia

Deporting Parents Hurts Kids - NYT op-ed

Under Raul Castro’s rule, Cubans can now travel abroad

The Difference Between Democrats and Republicans

Sports gear washing up on Alaska beach may be first of Japanese tsunami debris

What is hardest class you had in college? Bus Stats II.

Go Romney. Say it as Rom-nay

The Evolution of the Butterfly

Female genital mutilation 'offered by UK medics'

Arizona immigration law: Supreme Court again examines federal power

China Military Warns Of Confrontation Over Seas

Should Obama be asked to address the NRA?

More than bloody head revealed: Zimmerman photo shows police lies

It's Spring time in Comb Wash.

Ted Nugent agrees to plead guilty in illegal kill.

Big difference between your parent feeding you dog meat when you were 6 years old and....

Florida DU'ers - Tornado watch until 7:00 a.m.

US introduces $60 LED light bulb (BBC)

Japanese Tsunami Debris Reaches Alaskan Shores

High alert for Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico (BBC)

"TV's Frank" Conniff: "To paraphrase Ted Nugent - If Mitt Romney becomes president...

You Are Invited! Anti fracking activities June 14-17, Columbus

Chemical Complex Is On Fire With Nuclear Fuel Yamaguchi

Why isn't the Birders Group under Sports?

Bald eagle pair may have left nest (A news helicopter buzzed the nest last weekend)

George W. Bush has some very bright children.

So there's a thermonuclear bomb lost off the coast of Savanah, Ga?

What park of AK are you from, or whereabouts?

Seen on Google News: Jeb Warns Newsmax: Get Ready For 'Most Negative Campaign' Ever

Why is TCM the loudest channel on my cable?

Big anti-fracking action June 14-17 Columbus, OH

Baseball you got your tickets for 2012?

This American Life story on campaign finance, "Take The Money And Run": listen and prepare.

A lesson on RWer predictions: HBO's running a Dennis Miller standup from 2003 (pre-Iraq) NOW!

PICK the Star Trek character...from any series, any movie...who is MOST LIKE Mitt Romney.

Gloat Free NBA Scores (Saturday, April 21)

Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Saturday, April 21)

Logan's Run, West World, then Soylent Green!

"Education Should Not Be A Debt Sentence"

"Ron Paul backers sweep into GOP party roles in Iowa"

Hannah Arendt, Occupy, And The Challenge To Political Liberalism - Professor Chad Kautzer.

Homs civilians form a ring around UN monitors to protect them from attack

The GOP Is Trying To Screw Up The Entire Planet.

Lose wind farm or lose my hotel, warns Donald Trump

Good News from Libya By Clay Claiborne. Source: Dailykos

Fired CA teacher who appeared in porn plans appeal

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Wal-Mart silenced Mexican bribe inquiry: NY Times

Big anti-fracking action June 14-17 Columbus, OH

Grieving parents find 'stillborn' baby alive in morgue

Chinese military paper warns of armed conflict

Raw Story: U.S. authorities crackdown on medical marijuana spots

stupidity and copyrights

Who on here knows about "Move to Amend"

"A security guard and his girlfriend"

Listerine bad for teeth?

An odd computerized political robocall?

Henry Kaiser fans? His first recording ever (don't get too excited)

Report: Wal-Mart hushed up bribe network in Mexico

Female genital mutilation 'offered by UK medics'

Report: Wal-Mart hushed up bribery campaign to build stores across Mexico

In '72, EPA battled pollution; now it's politics

Paris and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées

A Love Story

My bluebird chicks are fledglings now

'They're killing us': world's most endangered tribe cries for help

Report: Wal-Mart hushed up bribery campaign to build stores across Mexico

Eric Clapton & Friends - Tearing Us Apart

American Kevin Fort (23), Mass. supports Breiviks mass murder. (Interview)

Mexico's Senate passes climate change bill

Mexico's Senate passes climate change bill

The Wailers - Stir It Up live Old Grey Whistle Test 1973

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Zombie Pokalips Edition

"There's a ghost in my house"

Austrian village Fucking set for name change vote

GOP translator

Watch that Zimmerman court video again

King Sunflower

Thanks everyone who posted in my quit smoking thread

Studies suggest reducing screen time does little to help kids lose weight

I was on a jury about the c*** word....

Conservative Nonprofit (ALEC) Acts as a Stealth Business Lobbyist

Operation Game Thief and Rick Perry Buddy

Senate Dems to Take the Offense in Republican-Wrought War on Women

Help Emerge turn Wisconsin Pink. A Glenn Grothman-free event.

Banksy on Advertisements

New curbs on voter registration could hurt Obama

Waukesha County, WI Recall Election Results to be Sent Straight to State Agency on Election Night

From Hope to Hardball

Senator Chuck Grassley advocates boycott of Coca Cola to punish company for leaving ALEC.

Chernobyl radiation fells female birds, making chirping more frequent from lonely bachelors

Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren spar over income taxes

Whistleblower: The NSA is Lying -- The U.S. Government Has Copies of Most of Your Emails

A Vote of No Confidence in Europe

Voting begins in France, economy may sink Sarkozy

Al Gore: Reflections on Earth Day

"NC urban hospitals pile up the profits"

Mitt Romney’s Tough Sell: Blaming a Worsening Economy on Obama

Trayvon Martin Case: George Zimmerman’s 10 Big Problems

Sometimes you just get lucky

Iran starts cloning of American spy drone

Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle

We still aren't a happy family, are we?

Washington State to Revoke Reciprocal Gun Rights Due to Anti-Military Policy (With Florida)

Rally Against Nuclear Power at San Onofre on April 29th

Rare Egyptian ‘Book of the Dead’ scrolls found in Australian collection

nytimes bullshit: ‘Presidential’ vs. ‘Political’ Trips: A Blurry Line, and Tricky Math

Rally Against Nuclear Power at San Onofre on April 29th

Opinion: In wake of Trayvon killing, rethinking gun laws

Tampa officials still angling for RNC gun ban

" their home market the Chinese carmakers account for less than a third of total sales."

2 good reasons NOT to watch meet the press

The problem with an ignorant populace...

Ed Schultz goes off on the gutting of the post office by US Congress

Teen feminist site blacklisted in schools

I'm going to a Gelding next week. Will this outfit be appropriate?

Guns, Everywhere

Good discussion on The Crisis of Zionism on UP with Chris Hayes n/t

Earth Day Message From Sen. Bernie Sanders

Quick meals for single people.....

Crategate-Will Mitt Romney's roof-riding Irish setter come back to bite him?

executive excess 2011: massive CEO rewards for tax dodging

"Fracking Everything Up"

Conservative Nonprofit Acts as a Stealth Business Lobbyist (ALEC)

"We don't need social programs because we have charities and churches"

Juan Cole: Yes, MEMRI, there is a Fatwa from Khamenei forbidding Nukes

Cottage Food: A Step Towards a Law

Ever wonder how/why we ended up where we are with Iran? Hint: It had nothing to do with Israel

no Fair Share for War Taxes

In America You Have The Freedom To Be An Ignorant Gun Toting Racist Asshole

Wal-Mart Covered Up Giant Bribery Case

Archaeologists Blast Hasty World Heritage Listings

I feel like a number

In Honor of Earth Day, President Obama Made Sure Fort Ord Will Remain Wild

Watched "Rollerball" last night, eerily prophetic.

Trueman 1995 HBO Film

Kinkade's widow files restraining order against his live-in girlfriend.

“What woman truly believes she is not equal to a man?”

Will Low Tech Solve the Jobs Crisis?

Eric Alterman To Bill Moyers: I Fear I've Written the Eulogy For Economic-Based Liberalism

Going to spend a week in South Africa at a game lodge. What other sites

Knut's little sister, Anori - pics

Is support of 2A rights/RKBA a Progessive value?

So sick of the recall Walker doom and gloomers

Pubbies: You be VP; No You be VP; Seriously You be VP; No you, I insist...

Axelrod: Immigration reform blocked by congressional "reign of terror"

Nuns feel shaken and insulted after the Vatican rapped them hard on the knuckles for not toeing the

How Many Donors Does Karl Rove's Super PAC Have?

I'm so thrilled! Luke Russert finally reported a story worthy of his talents...

Found on a gas pump...

Can anyone answer this question about "Up with Chris Hayes"?

Early milk feeds 'benefits premature babies'

Teachers union leader: Raise the bar

Saturday Night Live - GOP Cold Open

Huge scale of A-bomb gene study revealed

Sheriff Joe’s world crumbles

Teamsters show support in front of Hostess warehouse

earth day

Republican Insiders Have A Favorite For Veep: Senator Rob Portman

I just posted this on the DFL Precinct website

Lieberman, still an asshole.

'Pornographic' children's book BANNED from local school district

US military fights negative perception of "pain ray"

Discovery's Last Flight: What's Next?

I have not noticed so I will ask here about on DU

DUI with tractor nets prison (blood-alcohol level of .301 )

Bronx Woman Arrested for Starving Her Pups

One person can make a difference - Happy Earth Day

Tens of thousands of Czechs protest budget cuts

Income of the Elderly

Quote of the day: 'Romney's MA was 47TH IN JOB CREATION; the only states behind him were hit ...

Looking For A Goodfellas Quote


Exploring the Samsung Android-dial up warning.

I'm taking a break.

One good reason Obama will win re-election in a landslide

The (Manhattan) Rent is (Seriously) Too Damn High

Have any Ideas on how to

For all the dog lovers out there

Romney on spending: Guns triumph over butter

New Mitt Romney Spokesman Scrubs Online Attacks On Media & Women (Over 800 Tweets Scrubbed)

Near death, explained

I got a kindle for christmas, and I get free Sci-Fi books

Inequality and Instability - Pts. I-IV

Melissa Harris Perry doesn't think Romney's transport of Seamus on the roof of car is a big deal...

Corporatist America

I want to share an e-mail I got this morning from

There's a Bassett Hound Puppy Coming to my house in 8 weeks!!!

The Walker recall election will foreshadow the Nov. results. The GOP will dry-run

National Journal reports: Things are bad out in Real America

Sunday is Bigot Sunday in churches across North Carolina

Tens of thousands pray for Russia's church after controversy

Britain's Got Talent: 17 Year-old Opera Duo Charlotte & Jonathan

Surveillance State evils

Earth Day: "Once upon a time in the US..."

Black Lab Does his Own Thing

So many sad tales lately

Chinese Golden Pheasant found in Braintree, mystery snake found in Everett

My deathbed second thoughts

Line judge/Ref in the Hossa/Torres event.

Beltane is coming! Recipe for a Green Man cake...

U.S. authorities crackdown on medical marijuana spots

Beltane Fire Incense

KO owns Noonan on ABC This Week

Reading, no batteries required

Reading, no batteries required

Why does Republicans continue to throw out Solyndra and never mention oil company tax breaks

China's military warns of confrontation over seas

Zimmy has to come up with all $150,000 for bail, per MSNBC.

Didn't Trayvon Martin deserve a fair trial too?

Romney's lead in Gallup evaporates. Obama now ahead

Los Angeles, a writer's challenge and glory

Mitt Romney addresses a touchy subject about his religion

Israel Forces ‘Ready To Hit Iran If Ordered’

Olbermann: Was the GOP ‘pro-dog meat eating’ before reading Obama’s book?

Sex, Oil, and Videotape

Tension in Bahrain as Formula One takes place

Right Wing Billionaires Push Israel's Agenda in 2012 Elections

And you thought it was just Game of Thrones....

Rubio: George W. Bush ‘Did a Fantastic Job as President’

Bibi Sets Up Panel To Legalize Illegal Outposts

Making cannabis oil this weekend so I can fix a batch of brownies.......

Mystery bird: Chubut steamerduck, Tachyeres leucocephalus

Have gop politicians forgotten the old adage (promoted mostly by men)? I've heard it time and

A help for those who need herbal medicines by inhalation

TYT: Van Jones NAILS Republicans Over The EPA

I've updated the St. Paul Ward 6 Precinct 13 DFL website

Advocates keep swinging for Fla. death row inmate

Europe Loves Carpooling, Why Don’t We?

Banksters: "Oh No! A De Facto Moratorium on Foreclosures." Kamala Harris: "Damned Straight!"

Huge archeological discovery: 3000 ancient buddhas unearthed in China. 1500 years old.

Am I the only one who's getting far more stoked about space than I've been in years?

Locking Down an American Workforce: Prison Labor as Past - and Future - of “Free-Market” Capitalism

Thank You President Obama! I was helped by the $26 Billion Settlement. That's why I'm a Democrat!

UGH! my Iraq vet cousin is turning into a Teabagger.

Megaupload founder will likely never go to trial, says US judge

Krugman: The Drywall Chronicles

Return to rationality...

Iran says is building copy of captured US drone

Cairns man snaps incredible pics of snake-eating spider

For many in India, landfill is a livelihood and a home

More Than One-Third Of All U.S. Executions Took Place In Texas

Rare South American bird spotted in Chicago

It is what it is.

New Romney Spokesman Erases Tweets, Posts Attacking Women And Media

HFCS possibly linked to rise in Autism

Lieberman to call hearings on Secret Service sex scandal

...Obama Administration Endorses Student Non-Discrimination Act

'The Only Winning Move Is Not to Play'—The Insanity of the Regulatory Race to the Bottom'

Solar poles to become quadrupolar in May

Hollande Tops Sarkozy in French Vote, Le Pen Surges

Quote by Epicurus

The best thing about cats is that they will really LISTEN to all your problems.

Va. (State Police) investigates voter fraud

My cat was just diagnosed with Stage 3 Feline immunodeficiency virus. Should I try to

Suns Poles To Become Quadrupolar In May (21st April 2012)

Police: Ray Easterling shot himself

Not an Excuse

Automatic Earth's Financial Economist - Nicole Foss

No religious test is a government policy.

If someone followed you and asked "What are you doing around here?" How would you react?

Scientific American: When It Comes to Solar Storms, We Don’t Even Know How Bad It Might Get

Hope over Fear

1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed that is Freakin 50%

"If you're in Washington and want a friend,get a dog"

The future of solar-powered houses is clear

MiddleFingerMom is CONVINCED that this is the result of the offshoring of the producton of goods.

Egypt scraps Israel gas supply deal

UN Says Israel Destroys Palestinian Bedouin Homes

Egypt cancels natural gas deal with Israel

Gene points to Achilles' heel in MRSA superbug (AFP via Yahoo)

Profiles: 2012 French presidential election candidates

I've probably heard enough Peter Frampton to last for the rest of my life

Russian ships arriving in China for naval war game

My First Earth Day

How could you resist that face?

NYC's '1 percent' totally 'gun'-ho (Partial list of rich/famous who have NY CC)

BREAKING: Obama endorses SNDA, SSIA anti-bullying bills


OccupyShoreLine Lecture/discussion series Sunday 5/6 in Branford

In recognition of Earth Day 2012

Iraq PM Meets Ahmadinejad At Start Of Visit

Robert Reich: Supreme Court says corps are people, so

The Trouble with Experts....

Are you smarter than a Fox News viewer?

5/12 protest St Thom. Law School professor Delahuny, coauthor of torture memo

Explosion, Fireball Reported in Nevada, California

Discovery Channel HD is showing the entire collection of Frozen Planet right now

Toon: Or Do They?

First Trayvon Martin - George Zimmerman related hate crime reported in Chicago

Russian Orthodox Church organises against Pussy Riot punks

Space is really big

RimJob claims he "delivers tens of millions of pages to millions of readers every month."

Happy Earth Day from President Obama

20 minutes of killer video: "The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time" (in two parts)

Detroit fire boss: Let some vacant buildings burn

If the state is unable to prove their case against Zimmerman, and he's found Not Guilty

Best Political Cartoons of the Week

Mainstream Media Failure: Earth Day Edition

If Pastor Martin Niemöller were alive today...

Explorers group discovers name of Lake Michigan shipwreck - w/video

Earth Day rally draws massive crowd in Montreal; Tens of thousands gather downtown for annual march

I just started reading Drift...

How to help a cousin/friend with bi-polar disorder/manic depression

Axelrod: Republican Party 'In the Thralls' of 'Reign of Terror From the Far Right'

Joe Arpaio Played Probe For Laughs

LAT: Agritourism takes off in Hawaii

Explorers group discovers name of Lake Michigan shipwreck - w/video

Gene points to Achilles' heel in MRSA superbug

Syria shelling continues despite UN monitors

Just went to see Rachel Maddow

AP Newsbreak: AZ sheriff played probe for laughs

I LOL'd. What do you think?

40 Years Since the Apollo 16 Moon Landing

New Lexus ad involves Rmoney-like car elevators

Thomas Jefferson on religious institutions

Economic inequality has reached its tipping point

Economic inequality has reached its tipping point

Will the Senate hearing on Secret Service include putting Sen. David Vitter on the panel as an

If you believe that government is evil...

latest book on the Occupy and 99% Movements is now available

Unraveling Rep. David Rivera’s maze of campaign finances

Everyone in this room will appreciate this.

The Path of Thomas Friedman Is Beset on All Sides by the Inequities of the Selfish

No doubt Romney has his head is up his ASS

Ruling Class Spokesman Can’t Understand America’s ‘Obsession’ With Inequality

From General Discussion: 'U.N. To Investigate Plight Of Native Americans For First Time'

Poverty In America: Defining The New Poor

Argentina's Oil Grab Is Timely Retort To Rampaging Capitalism

Martin Bashir - Presidential politics and the environment

Why not boycott the Catholic Church?

UN to investigate plight of US Native Americans for first time

Education as a market and the collapse of expectations

Next week, Ima march in to my boss and say...

Ted Nugent Eats Tiger Dick

Gen. Dempsey: US In For 'Wild Ride' In The Middle East Over The Next Decade

Democrats Plan To Bring Debate Over 'War On Women' To The Senate Floor

Just Opened: Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

Willie Nelson unveils statue of himself on 4/20

A False Choice

UN to investigate plight of US Native Americans for first time

Fox News Fabricates An Obama Quote

David Attenborough -What A Wonderful World

Israeli PM Criticizes Obama For Diplomacy With Iran

I stalked/followed a black kid!

If the only thing separating evangelical Christians from the Taliban is a burka, women might want to

So we went to Olive Garden today

Socialist Hollande wins first round in French presidential election

Wisconsin State Journal's Company Aligned with Group Running Pro-Waker Ads

Meet Scott Walker's Billionaires | Crooks and Liars

Chris Evans Says In Ten Years, We'll Be Ashamed Gay Marriage Was an Issue

Gloat Free Baseball Scores (Sunday, April 22)

François Hollande wins the first round but the RWs gain big time

way, way cuter than the pope...

Robert Greenwald bringing "Koch Brothers Exposed" to the Barrymore in Madison

Afghanistan and U.S. agree on strategic pact text

Join the Occupy Guitarmy!

Secret Service Visits Ted Nugent

Noses in the News

6-year old arrested at GA school after injuring principal.

Is it flip or flop?

1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed

Read Unix floppies on Windows XP?

Game 7, baby! Back to Boston

Wisconsin - Ed Garvey: Both Kathleens would be good governors

Who has read Game of Thrones? SPOILERs

WaPo's correction after using Faux News' fabricated Obama quote; NYT explains why they'll vet Obama

Really nutso LTTE in our local paper

Dear Rep Boehner, enjoy these cupcakes, sent in gratitude for all your efforts on behalf of women

Police: Marine stabs and kills another Marine in nation's capital

Early religions are considered pagan and cults by many

Repsol threatens any planned YPF investors (YPF=nationalized Argentine oil)

Redneck Word of the Day: Obama

Big Oil on Edge as U.S. Requires Disclosure

Social Justice as a Unifying Issue for Dharmic Communities

Earth Day: Climate scientists battle the global-warming skeptics