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Archives: December 11, 2013

House, Senate negotiators reach budget deal

Ukraine to restart work on EU pact after pro-Europe protests

Fox's Beckel Mocks Handshake-Gate: You Think Obama's Going to 'Catch Communism' from Castro?

Texas actress pleads guilty for ricin-laced letter sent to Obama

Russia to boost military presence in Arctic as Canada plots north pole claim

Luckovich: The War on Christmas

Sports stars, at UN, speak out against homophobia

Revealed: how prehistoric 'des res' gave Stone Age Brits a perfect diet.

Americans are getting older, Japanese are really getting older

Deleting cities in weather channel/yahoo app

Laws on non-EU workers will not be changed just so Domino's Pizza can keep wages low.

How the Big Six Cover Tracks in Murder of the Honeybee

U.S. Budget Agreement Eases Spending Cuts Over Two Year

How many jobs did the GM Bailout save?.... the MSM inaction

I'm getting attacked on Twitter

My husband's Xmas gift came today-inversion table.

Breaking: Raul Castro Renounces Communism

I posted a link in GD to the Medical Marijuana petition.

Any good green ideas on what to do about frozen drain pipe for washing machine?

Are we biased against creativity?

Elian Gonzalez slams U.S. embargo against Cuba

Nick Saban to Texas? Fuck no! >>

Portuguese anti-racism advertisement

The Punishment Cure - Paul Krugman

I've met a few leaders - Republican and Democrat - and shook all their hands.

30 Percent Of Americans Skip Out On Medical Care Because It’s Too Expensive

Romney the Racketeer - Fed Ct - UpDate December 10, 2013 - Preliminary RICO Case Statement

Any Congressperson who votes for this RAW DEAL for workers (Military and Federal Employees)

I turned leftover sushi into tempura sushi!

Fleet of Planes from $486 Million Program for Afghan Security Forces Scheduled to Be Destroyed

Tweety is outdoing himself tonight

Ant city

Early reports are suggesting CLARK will win Markey's seat with a very small turnout.

Obamacare: Man With HIV Thought He'd Be 'Dead Within 6 Months,' Now Has Awesome, Cheaper Insurance

We should use billboards to portray the Republicans as Scrooge

Why does Santa Claus have to go to China?

Samsung Desperate To Prop Up their Failing Watch, Turns Santa Into Snake Oil Salesman

Podesta: Yes, Mr President they only play checkers not chess.

Ex-Navy chaplain: I’ll shoot ‘Right Wing Watch’ readers and then ‘pray for your soul’

A match made in heaven...

A New Crop Of Tech Billionaires Just Vowed To Give Most Of Their Money Away

The handshake was followed by a Kennedy-Kruschev reference

Tea party activist: Obamanauts will stage false flag financial collapse to prevent impeachment

South Carolina set to vote to eliminate the Affordable Care Act

When does lying about the Affordable Care Act become immoral and evil?

Aldo Leopold on the hope of the future ...

Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana Trade (world's first national marketplace for legal marijuana)

Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana!

View in Perspective of a Perfect Sunset

Herman Cain feels left out by a White Republican Party (VIDEO)

Wisconsin gets graded on "Judicial Financial Disclosure". It's a big, fat "F".

Gays want 'free medical because they're dying' so says Republican's Dave Agena in homophobic rant

I can't tell you how much I admire Tom Colicchio.

K-Drama

People's health should NOT be a political football!

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Priorities & a new Kitteh & Doggie gif

any advice regarding the best birth control methods?

Congress reaches a budget deal and conservatives already hate it

Reality star Tila Tequila converts to Nazism, calls herself ‘Hitila’ in anti-Semitic new song

Family of FSU QB Jameis Winston's accuser is going public on Friday

Judge awards $80 million in New Mexico sand suffocation death

"I got it."

Wisconsin: Scott Walker says he doesn't "obsess" over restricting access to abortion

Slaves of Dhubai

It's hard work out there searching, even more difficult in the heat of the sun

"Sir Schreiber Court": Some people take things a bit too literally

Gov Chris acting like an old time ward boss, and the TeaBaggers love it.

Questions on Viagra

Study: Nuclear Plant Shutdown May Have Led to 4,319 Fewer Cancer Cases

Mayor Ed Lee calls for raising San Francisco minimum wage

Who has Christmas recipes for those afflicted with Diabetes II.

Biden meets with families of Newtown victims

I have been diagnosed with breast cancer (personal PSA)

Pro gun ad aired right between Rachel Maddow segment

Raul Castro transformed the Cuban military - to emergency response brigades.

Proof cats know they were once worshiped as gods

Why I really Hate Fox News (its not the lies)

What do you REALLY want for Christmas? (None of that world peace crap, either).

My boyfriend now has health insurance! Connecticut, not the fed.

What does TFD stand for when someone is texting? My wife was sent this text with the 3 letters

NY Daily News: Taking photos of everything may hamper your memory

"John Podesta to formally join Obama inner circle"

Pope Francis Credits Nun With Saving His Life

NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking

If you were a member of congresson that day, how would you vote.

Mars One plans unmanned mission for 2018

Man Forced To Watch Concert With His Own Eyes

One more hateful remark

Mars One Crowdfunding Campaign 2018 Mars Mission

oh dear...Sky News:

RT's Sam Sacks on the Sy Hersh Revelations! Nice Piece by Sam!

This Website Shows What Happens To Your Body When You Smoke

Sending out an SOS from OS (PC crash)

Lt. governor candidate Eric Kearney steps down from Dem. ticket

This Budget deal is Shit!!!

What I learned from watching John Stossel's piece on homeless

Pence carries on the Bennett/Daniels agenda - and how!

The assault on Indiana schools proceeds

Five Time DUIer Pranked to try to scare him straight.

It's so cold

So apparently in Cuba nobody is making a big deal about the handshake. It is only

My Yahoo mail account has been down all day. This happening to anybody else?

Katherine Clark wins Massachusetts special election

MTA Creates First Regional Transit Diagram for Super Bowl XLVIII

Fresno County supervisors move to ban marijuana farms

Peaceful protest leader in Syria disappears; Islamist rebels suspected of role

The people of Love Actually, Where are they now?

Ruh-roh. Avatar change coming up???

Kobe Bryant feels 'really good' despite D-grade return

"an incredible return on an investment" jon stewart to j. k. rowling

"Obama Sees a Rebound in His Approval Ratings"

Hundreds at vigil mourn Noblesville teen

It takes a special kind of stupid to commit mail fraud FROM PRISON!

They say that driving a Porsche is like becoming one with the road

Kid President's Holiday Gift Guide - (The perfect gift is something that makes the world better)

Git In Mah Bellay!

Texas Teen Sentenced To Probation For Deadly DWI Crash

The U.S. Continues to Be One of the Least Taxed of the Developed Countries

AIDS advocates say drug coverage in some marketplace plans is inadequate

2014 Elections in key states

AIDS advocates say drug coverage in some marketplace plans is inadequate

Excellent!

More Republicans than Democrats have signed up for Obamacare = Aug. 2013

The Grifter Train Rolls On!

If this doesn't make you SQUEEE! Nothing will :P

Given Boehner and Cantor's voting record on unemployment, there is not going to be unemployment

It IS Out Of Control.

North Carolina Republican’s DWI and drug possession arrest is his fourth in office

I may need the help of a fellow DU'ER in Nor-Cal/Sac area.

Holding on to Madiba~

A great day of shopping.

North Korean Motorcycle Diaries

What a manafesto of bigotry!

Anyone watch Sons of Anarchy tonight?

Happy 70th birthday to John Kerry!

Happy 70th birthday to Secretary of State John Kerry

Exceptionalism! Stewart Celebrates the Absolute Least Productive Congress Ever

OMG! - The president, shaking hands with and bowing to a communist dictator!

Word of caution about new scammers (regarding hiding ip address)

New documents show how the NSA infers relationships based on mobile location data

What a Wonderful World - Playing for Change

L.A.'s half-assed "progressive" radio station to become full-assed, rightwing, dubbed "the Patriot"

I Know You Rider - St. Paul, Minn, 1973

Extremely rare orchid 'rediscovered' on a remote island

So, the GM bailout lost $10 billion and the bank bailout made the gov't $26 billion

Stewart Flips Out Over Obama-Castro-Handshake-Gate: 'What the F*ck Is Wrong with Us?!'

Food Porn

Wyoming vs Texas

Another Burge victim has conviction thrown out

Free Enterprise has died; and freedom to be a bigot in jeopardy!

45 Colombian congress members convicted over paramilitary ties since 2006

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is an Idiot (brings up Castro handshake on hearing on Iran deal)

Fukushima Now

Rachel Maddow Smears Ronald Reagan Again with Apartheid Facts

UN wants to meet Colombia’s Inspector General over dismissal Bogota mayor

W.O.W.!!! Colorised photos from the past

NY Times employed Snowden doc "drug mule"... So looking forward

Homosexuality is criminal offence, Supreme Court rules [India]

husband's unemployment was denied

thank gods my doc gave me a contingency plan yesterday

Oakland agrees to pay Occupy protesters in brutality cases

The media’s Michelle Obama problem: What a selfie says about our biases

Alan Grayson Reflects On Getting Scammed Out Of $18 Million

Teabonics

India's top court re-instate's gay sex ban.

I'm watching "They Live" again, this time On Demand

Now Uruguay's gotten your attention by legalizing pot, meet their President, Jose "Pepe" Mujica

Florida Senator Pushes For Abusive Youth Prison Company To Face Hearing

Italy: Police show moment of solidarity amidst "Pitchfork" protests

I normally have nothing good to say about a republican, BUT...

Rome: Sex & Freedom -NYRB

Wanna know how you can tell the ACA is working?

Nelson Mandela lies in state; throngs expected to say farewell

Of 706 Rape Cases Reported In Delhi In 2012, Only 1 Resulted In Conviction

What the F*CK is up with all the 'Lululemon' coverage on TV today?

Wow! Real Reason why they hate the ACA..

How would you handle a lack of Job References?

Kiev protests: outrage as police descend on barricades with chainsaws

Guess the picture.

The corporate fascist state. I wish this was CT.

Regulators adopt final Volcker rule limits on bank trading

The Trajectory of justice, Halley’s Comet and the Mexican

In the belly of the beast

By Julie DiCaro: Why I believe Jameis Winston's accuser

Two arrested as Lopez protest halts meetings

Stray dog walks 18 miles back to Webster office where workers cared for her

Sent to me by a relative, funny as anything.

Wal-Mart bans man for life for matching ads

Cheap Trick is 4th act to cancel SeaWorld performance

My Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding with Tim Gunn

Mexican Senate debates allowing foreign firms to drill for oil

Canadian researchers discover new greenhouse gas

Corporate Democrats in DC Already in Freakout Mode That Liz Warren Is a Threat to Their Power

America’s Retirement Crisis Grows as Cities Raid Pension and Health Plans

Why the Fight to Legalize Marijuana Is Part of a Much Larger Populist Struggle

What's for Dinner ~ Wednesday ~ December 11th

Günter Grass, Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis join 500 of the world’s leading authors to demand ‘dig

3 million male slaves in Dubai

U.S.-led Pacific trade pact (TPP) misses 2013 deadline for agreement

Accuser's lawyer in Jameis Winston case to hold news conference the day before the Heisman Ceremony:

Defending Assange against sexual assault allegations

Dear Pres. Obama: Dissent isn’t Possible in a Surveillance State

The Time for Wealth Redistribution Is Now

Raja face Auckland in Club World Cup

The Children Left Behind -- What Happens to the Students Pushed out by High-Stakes Testing

REALITY 101: Don't like the budget deal? Then VOTE IN MID TERM ELECTIONS !

Il Calendario Romano: pin-up priests

There goes the neighborhood:

Creationist home school curriculum isn’t just inaccurate — it’s really, really dumb

Wake Up!

Expanding scandal of the Nobel peace prize

Progressives Must Stand Up Against the Right-Wing War on Public Employees

Skeletons fall from Obama’s Afghan cupboard

White House to hold moment of silence on Sandy Hook anniversary

At Least 194 Children Have Been Shot to Death Since Newtown

The Backyard

Fighting terror with a joystick won’t help

Uhl: Germany cannot tolerate a digital occupier

What do/did you usually get/put in your stockings?

From the "Plain English" Wiki entry:

Guess what, "The rent IS too damned high"

Reality Check: Sluggish US Sales Threaten VW's Growth

US CHARITY BUYS HOPI ARTIFACTS TO RETURN TO TRIBES

The Habitable Epoch of the Early Universe- 15 million years after the Big Bang

How a Concussion Can Lead to Depression Years Later

Arctic Scramble: Russia to Flex Military Muscle in Far North

Forests Recover Quickly After Bark Beetles Attack

INDIA'S SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS ANTI-GAY SEX LAW

Standardizing the 'Internet of Things'

Japan setting aside $970 million to store tons of soil contaminated by radiation

Round Two: EU Grooming Klitschko to Lead Ukraine

Someone told me Southwest was cheaper because they weren't union.

everybody?

Police Offensive: Fronts Harden in Kiev Opposition Protests

Teaching kids who can't read

Pope Francis Named Time's Person Of The Year

Coal port plan will kill the Great Barrier Reef, activists say

US ban on high-risk bank trades approved

ConocoPhillips budgets $1.7B for Alaska work

Quick the sky is falling - Obama shakes Castro's hand;the Communist Pope wins Time's man of the year

Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year.

More Mandela tributes- live from Capetown

Reports: Ted Cruz Walked Out Of Mandela Memorial During Castro Speech

Mandela memorial sign language interpreter 'was making it up'

Patty Murray is on NPR right now

Liz Cheney's 1988 Op-Ed on Anti-Apartheid Protestors: "Nobody’s Listening"

Graca Machel bids farewell to late husband Nelson Mandela

Voucher-mania: Why the right is diseased (and out of ideas)

The Rude Pundit: Obama Doesn't Murder Raul Castro at Mandela Memorial; Conservatives Outraged

IEA Boosts 2014 Global Oil Demand Forecast on U.S. Recovery

Bill would require 30 minutes of daily gym class....

Raul Castro Reaches Out to Obama, but Don’t Call It a Thaw

NASA's Juno video shows a starship's view of Earth and the moon

Homegrown Art Torched as Detroit Tries to Preserve Old Masters

Heard of the State Policy Network? Your state probably has at least one of these evil groups.

How do I KNOW Obamacare will be successful? It's now "The Affordable Care Act" at Fox.

It’s DINO Hunting Season as the Democrats Gird for Their Own Civil War

John Kitzhaber to run for a 4th term as governor

Why anti-Zionism is inherently anti-Semitic

John Kitzhaber to run for a 4th term as governor of Oregon

One hump or two ...

Hearing on the relationship between climate and weather. I am sure it will be very entertaining.

Esa's Cryosat mission detects continued West Antarctic ice loss

warning for tea party and gop

Yellowstone supervolcano 'even more colossal'

Can't the NYT Print Budget Article Without Editorializing About Cutting Social Security & Medicare

On "The Handshake" ... A very short rant

'Dumb' & 'Cruel': Budget Deal Attacks America's Most Vulnerable

Bwaaaaaaaah hahahahahhaha-Sarah Palin Arrives in South Korea for Mandela Memorial

Jon Stewart last night on McCain's comment about the handshake

Obamacare Enrollments Surpass 1 Million

Wednesday Toon Roundup 1- Scrooge Party

Wednesday Toon Roundup 2- The Rest

Hagel tours low-profile U.S. base in Qatar

Kelly: Fight against apartheid came to Nebraska in 1980s with gift of South African gold coins

Naval Academy chief discusses sexual assault case

Metaphor For Our Time? Obama Shakes Castro's Hand-Cruz Walks Out Of Service When Castro Gives Speech

Mars Colonization: 200,000 People Apply To Live On Red Planet

WSJ: Warren's Way or No Way

U.S. schools look to guards, technology a year after Sandy Hook

Has this ever happened to you?

It's High Time to Change Virginia's Code Regarding Contested Elections

Abbott Gov Approves Queensland Coal/LNG Terminal - Will Dump Spoil w/i GB Reef Park

& the greedy shall inherit the earth...

Why won’t the President rein in the intelligence community?

329 U.S. Coal Units Are No Longer Cost-Effective

EPA Plans To Cut Federal Inspections By 1/3, Civil Enforcement Actions By Nearly 25%

Who did you want Time to name Person of the Year?

With Little Fanfare, China Begins First Phase Of South-North Water Transfer Project

Scientology is a religion, rules Supreme Court (UK)

Defense Lawmakers Cautiously Optimistic On Budget Deal – But It’s Just A 1st Step

Tea party threat again hangs over Republicans’ efforts to take Senate

Marine Morbilivirus Confirmed In Dolphins In Georgia - Hundreds Killed In Atlantic This Year

‘Last Bill That Works:’ End Of An Era For National Defense Authorization Act?

The American MSM Sucks.

The President's handshake

Deflating Green Expectations: Podesta Will Not Participate In Keystone Decision

Oklahoma Lawmakers Push For ‘Merry Christmas’ Bills To Reintroduce Religion In Public Schools

Is service work today worse than being a household servant?

It’s still the Health Insurers that are screwing you. Remember?

December In Alaska: 39F And Rain In Deadhorse; 22.2F Above Historic Avg. In Barrow 12/1-9

Obamacare enrollment soars in November

Waiting For The F-35: Navy Cagey, Boeing Cocky, Over F-18's Future

I just ran a concert in Mumbai against gender-based and sexual violence

No Way Out Yet For Citizens Of Kiribati, Likely First Nation To Disappear Beneath The Sea

America has become a RINO: rich in name only. By every measure-we look like a broken banana republic

Aaaaaaaaaaand Here We Go: Ecuador Govt Shuts Down Indigenous Rights NGO Over Oil Policy

Fewer pensions for Nebraska workers mean retirees' pain will be felt by state, too

"Corporate Agenda Delayed as TPP Misses Deadline--Internal Discord over US Corporate Bullying

Skeptic Presents: Get Your Guru Going

Ring of Fire: Unrelenting War on the Poor

It does not look too good for the deal right now

Guy Who Took Photo of Obama Selfie Tells Internet to Get a Life

Political Hip Hop Group Rebel Diaz Discuss Their New Album, Radical Dilemma

Yellowstone supervolcano 'even more colossal'

Oh Nooooooo, Michelle Is Smiling....

get probation after killing 4 because you're raised wealthy

Take SeaWorld's Animal Cruelty Out Of "Anchorman 2" Movie

Holding hands OK

Greenwald Mocks Time For Person Of The Year Selection...(updated)

Apple supplier Pegatron under fire after more employee deaths, including alleged child worker

I'm upset with Time's choice

Hand holding ok Republican logic

My nomination for best band name of all time Revolting Cocks

The Secret History of How Cuba Helped End Apartheid in South Africa

POTI and FLOTI attended Mandela's memorial

This. XKCD.

Car accidents, tow trucks, cops, and kickbacks

My world is a small place.

Girls Who Read

"It's a big club and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club."

Imagine having to coddle this dope. Bush Shows Off His Paintings, And Other Scenes From Air Force 1

Rachel Maddow - Right-wing rejects Mandela's hero status

Rachel Maddow will be a monthly columnist for The Washington Post

URGENT Le pape François élu "personne de l'année" 2013 par Time Magazine

"If you haven’t been in a hen plant, you don’t know what hell is”

Rachel Maddow - GOP hits Obamacare with hearing road show

US and UK suspend non-lethal aid for Syria rebels

Congratulations Katherine Clark - newest member of Congress

Pelosi: 'Absolutely Unconscionable' Budget Deal Does Not Include Unemployment Benefits

Programs at UNO, Bellevue University provide VA assistance to vets on campus

How did the SS let this man get so close to the President?

Startup CEO complains 'degenerates gather like hyenas' in downtown SF

Thanks To Obamacare, The Number Of Women Who Aren’t Charged For Birth Control Has Jumped 25 Percent

Democrats Shouldn't Be Scared to Talk About Inequality

Republicans moving to overhaul 2016 primary process

Another 62 year old friend is being forced out of her job.

Puzzle-maker slips 'Murdoch Is Evil' into Rupert Murdoch's Sunday Telegraph

Taking the House in 2014 looking more unlikely.

The Long-Term Unemployed Are Doomed

Is it cool to post the name of (alleged) rape victims at DU?

The outrage! That Socialist president shakes hands with Castro!!

Why don't psychics just get the lotto numbers?

Record for Worst Congress of All Time So Close Boehner Can Taste It- Observed by Andy Borowitz

Rolling Stone: The High Cost of Cheap Meat

What was a memorable thing Santa brought you as a kid?

Stephanie Miller is hinting on new LA station.

Yarncrafters, a question...

Murder and Protest in Brazil Reveal Threats Faced by Natives

Family decision by Bill, Chirlane, Chiara, and Dante

Only four shooters at Kenya mall and they may have escaped alive, says NYPD

This Middle-Aged Guy In A Pink Tutu Seemed Ridiculous.

A Ten-Month-Old's Letter to Santa

Type 2 Diabetes causes Brain Shrinkage and loss of Cognitive abilities.

Lamar Alexander's (R-Tenn) Chief of Staff resigns, is being investigated for child pornography.

Medicaid expansion is not good because ...

Historically Ineffective Congress, Slovakian Farts, and Obama's Handshake

Obamacare narrative morphs into good-news story

Taxation Without Penetration

Dinosaur asteroid 'sent life to Mars'

Canada's postal service to phase out home delivery

Pic Of The Moment: Republican Minority Outreach Fail

More Republicans than Democrats have signed up for Obamacare

Oklahoma lawmakers: No Satanist monument because "this is a faith-based state"

Sen. Lamar Alexander's Chief of Staff Put on Leave Following Allegations Involving Child Pornography

F.D.A. to Phase Out Use of Some Antibiotics in Animals Raised for Meat

It's ok to fight for Fidel............

German court rejects compensation claim over Afghan air strike deaths

Got an email from Wendy seeking volunteers -

Lawyer of Pakistani doctor who helped CIA flees after threats

Federal court is sometimes the only way out of a bad local decision.

PANIC: Obama Shakes Cuba's Raul Castro's Hand at Mandela Memorial

Pope Francis Says Extremist Christians Have 'Illness'

Chef David Chang Wants To Use Kickstarter To Try To Buy The Redskins From Dan Snyder

How gun control is losing.......badly

Driver likely suffered medical event immediately prior to fatal crash of Seton Hill University bus

At some point, the private sector is going to have to start pulling its own weight again.

GOP Congresman to host a pro-gun event on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre

What is the most Thumbs Up you have ever received for a post on FB?

"Start over and do health care reform right this time."

Who do you think should have been Time person of the year?

Why Tories Are So Afraid of What Deloitte's Runia Might Testify

MoveOn Petition to STOP TPP

Earth's sensitivity to climate change could be 'double' previous estimates, say geologists

Latest Chia pets!

Kentucky.com: Health enrollment climbs during holiday period

Congressman Botches Attempt To Compare Sebelius To North Korean Dictator And Then Really Freaks Out

Thanks to Obamacare, the number of women who aren't charged for birth control has jumped 25%

So Lindsey refused the subsidy.. WHY was he qualified for one?

Molokai Considers Forming Electric Co-Op to Break HECO Monopoly

No handshakes!

Bryan Fischer: "The Constitution is only for us Kriss-chuns..."

Awwwww

GM doesn't owe $450 million in retiree benefits, U.S. judge rules

Toon: Tea Party...We finished the fence!

Harlem to Receive U.S.' Largest Free Wi-Fi Network

Papantonio: JP Morgan's Fraud Goes Unpunished

Norway's National Library is digitizing all books in its collection for access to all

AT&T Offers $70 (Sort-Of) Gigabit Internet… If You Let It Snoop On Your Browsing History

Jim Corsi: "financial meltdown would be staged to keep President Barack Obama in power."

Boehner lashes out at conservative groups on budget deal

Holidays at the White House - Building the 2013 Gingerbread White House

Obama’s Job Rating Edges Up as Difficult Year Nears End

Since October, 1.2 million have gained Obamacare coverage

Homelessness down nationally, but up in Wisconsin

Key findings on gender pay gap, workplace equality

Uruguay marijuana move 'illegal' - UN drugs watchdog

Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP)

Kirk Cousins will start for Redskins; RGIII to be inactive

Utah nurse accused of nightmarish rape of immobilized patient

Gmail User Tip to Avoid Spam

Nobody's Invincible

Who is Bruce Rauner and why is he on my tv so often?

The Case For And Against Legalizing Marijuana

Update on the Mercedes hit and run that killed two teenagers on a bike in Orlando.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro Lifetime

Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) outraged at lowered flags for Mandela

What is your favorite retro board game?

No one complained when Bush took a selfie!

Activity Increases on Nevada Health Exchange

Edith Windsor, you're my person of the year

TOM THE DANCING BUG on Fox's War on Christmas

CaliforniaPeggy....it arrived.

Any reduction in unemployment benefits should be tied to a jobs bill.

Senator Lamar Alexander's (R) Chief Of Staff Target Of Child Porn Investigation

House Republicans signal support for budget deal

Welcome, Everyone, to THE Official 11//12/13 14:15 Celebration Thead

Faux Newz: U.S. invasion of Iraq turned Iraq into a 'great place' until the U.S. left

Only in Japan: Officially licensed Sailor Moon lingerie...

Virginia City to Consider Deer Sterilization to Help Manage Overpopulation Problem

Watch Fox News jump all over this...

Thoughts on the Budget Deal and Military Spending

Hidden disaster in new budget: Demonic plot to raid pensions

Esa's Cryosat mission detects continued West Antarctic ice loss

Colombia’s ex-Prosecutor General calls for resignation of Inspector General

Denmark newspaper on the selfie

House GOP’s Ties to Conservative Groups Show Signs of Strain

Boehner Snaps At Conservative Groups For 'Using' House Republicans - Cons Fire Back

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus - Night of Silence/Silent Night

TYT: Obama Is 'So Close To Death' He Needs Life Insurance, Says VA GOP Chair

Poll: Pope Francis Has More Fans On The Left Than The Right

For Fans of Punkabilly/Psychobilly

Interesting commentary - Elton John: Why I performed in Russia

New Obamacare Ads Use Keg-Loving Holiday Partiers And Santa Claus To Sell Insurance

Fun gay marriages and marijuana parties...

'Ridiculous!': Boehner Goes Off on Conservative Groups for 'Using Americans for Their Own Goals'

Lawyer hints that Obenshain hasn’t ruled out bringing Virginia AG race before legislature

There is no such thing as "The War on Christmas"...

Excel questions - deleting trailing spaces

Demented Are Go: When Death Rides a Horse

White House: deadline for Afghan security pact could slip into January

Gods born on December 25th:

WW1 U-boat wreckage visible in River Medway

NYT on Volker Rule: loopholes, I don't understand

Supremes tackle cross state pollution rules

Reverend Horton Heat: Loco Gringos Like to Party

1969 vs today

Question re options under ACA

President Obama's Bilateral Meeting with President Santos of Colombia

Fed Message to Be Muddled If Aid to Unemployed Expires: Economy

New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane; government dupes crazy, hostile

Prostitution: why Swedes believe they got it right (targeting the men who pay for sex)

Israeli forces wreck house, several structures in Jordan Valley

329 U.S. Coal Units Are No Longer Cost-Effective

OMG Unbelievable phone call today!

Long Island Foreclosures Spur Looters Amid Home Limbo

Santos apologizes to peace community over unjust treatment

Thom Hartmann: Death with Dignity vs. Death for Profit?

The Rude Pundit - Teabaggers for Congress: Milton Wolf Is Your Bright-Toothed Asshole

BMW Said to Weigh Setting Up North American Engine Plant

Thom Hartmann: Is Universal Healthcare a Planetary Right?

Tis the season.....to make absurd amounts of trash?

True the Vote denied right to join Texas voter id lawsuit

Four Proposed Coal Export Terminals Have Now Failed This Year Due To ‘Diminished’ Market

Invisible Child

Here’s The Real Story: The GOP Has Surrendered On Repealing Obamacare (Budget Agreement)

Ayn Rand-loving CEO destroys his empire

Venezuela will have lowest economic growth in the region with 1% in 2014(Spanish)

I'm Bored at Work so I'll Just Create This Here Rockabilly/Punkabilly Thread:

Labels.....they can hold people back, unless they choose to ignore them

US Navy predicts summer ice free Arctic by 2016

HHS issues ACA enrollment report (covering October 1 – November 30)...

Iranian general criticises Rouhani government ('infected by Western doctrine')

The War on Christmas drags on...

Republicans plan 30-hour talkathon to protest 'nuclear option' use in Senate (The Hill)

“optimized cow stomachs”

These 21 Amazing Researchers Pioneered The Way For Today's Female Scientists

Earth and Moon dance together in view from Juno spacecraft.

TYT: How Much Did Fox News Pay an Exec to Not Talk?

CBO releases analysis of budget deal (The Hill blog)

Agree or Disagree - Humans are intrinsically evil

Treasury Secretary Lew attacks reduced funding for financial reform - "de facto Deregulation"

Calling for rejection of any BUDGET -that does not address the POOR

Millennials prepare to destroy GOP

Life in NYC making $8/hour in the 1970s

Grammar Nazis Unite -- Perfect example of why the oxford comma is required.

"Affluenza": Judge Lets Teen Who Killed Four People Get Off On Probation Because He's Rich

Senator (Lamar Alexander) suspends top aide amid child porn raid

Police Pull Out of Kiev Square After Move on Demonstrators

Sen. Dick Black (R-Homophobia): Polygamy "just more natural" than homosexuality.

So is Russert now a permanent addition to that

Aiman update

OH SNAP!!!! Lamar Alexander's staff person might be a child molester

Texas teen kills four in drunken crash but gets probation after parents’ wealth blamed

Soon to be a December Classic YouTube!

Is everybody OK?

Real-life Fox and Hound Are Best Friends

Atheists and Christians lay claim to Nelson Mandela — but which was he?

Millennials are the leftiest generation since FDR

No Regrets by 80 year old!

Lara Logan is #3 on Forbes' Top 20 career crashes of 2013!

10-year old boy suspended from school for shooting an imaginary bow and arrow

In Honduras Election, the People’s Will Is Hushed but Not Silenced

Sociologist has kept his eye on Catholicism

Denmark, my ass.

Arizona detective resigns over resident status

Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange

Was Obama really taking a selfie at the Memorial Service?

Latest GOP obscenity: the cynical "Gabriella Miller Kids 1st Research Act" doesn't appropriate $1

Protesters occupy Bogotá over municipal 'coup'

What Happens When A Black Man Brings His White Girlfriend Into A Harlem Barbershop? [Watch]

The skinny on the filing extention in CD-36 & GOP's bid to replace Steve Stockman

Beyond El Dorado - the looted treasures of a civilisation drowned in blood

Remarkable Study/Graph: Americans Have NO Idea That Wealth Distribution Is As Concentrated As It Is

Foamy the Squirrel: No Christmas For You!

More UN States Quietly Say No to Drug War

Keith Alexander: No Better Way For The NSA To Help Protect U.S. Than Surveillance Programs

7 Ways to Get More Warmth Out of What You Wear

Obama Gets Little Credit for Economy From Most in Poll

Americans Say Dream Fading as Income Gap Hurts Chances

Did all the repukes in Congress just sign up for Obamacare?

N.J. Senate panel to take up gay marriage bill

The story behind "that selfie" (at the Mandela memorial)

Bank might foreclose on home because late husband isn’t residing there

Airlines Get Break Under U.S. Budget Deal, Not Passengers

WTF???? Ted Cruz Walks Out Of Nelson Mandela Memorial Service In Protest

Paul Ryan

You know you're getting old when....

North Dakota supreme court considers challenge to anti-abortion law

Zimmerman won't be charged with threatening girlfriend

Halt in aid is blow to U.S. effort to help Syrian rebels

Another Dutch Firm Pulls Out From Project In Israel

Students in 'national day of action' over police violence on campus

Republicans Balk With Delays to Protest Senate Rule Shift

Man charged with beating puppy to death with hammer enters plea

Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission

Israel’s Fischer Said to Be Top Choice for Fed Vice Chairman

Why I Am Not Surprised

Another man freed in Chicago police torture saga

MLB to eliminate home plate collisions.

House Republicans Hold Sixth Hearing Attacking Species Protection Agreement

“Revenge porn” website gets Calif. man charged with extortion

South Africa hunts for mystery Mandela mimer

Libertarian Road

US budget paves way for US-Mexico pact approval

Why A UN Official’s Threats Shouldn’t Blunt Uruguay’s New Marijuana Law

Pretty ACA pics

Here's What The Minimum Wage Should Be In Every Major US City

any healthcare navigators in Ohio at DU?

The case for the Oxford Comma in one screenshot...

Why the budget "deal" was made by the Republicans?

Wow!!! What a tribute!! So sad we had to lose that many!!!

What truths did you learn at 17?

14,000-plus Texans pick insurance exchange plans

George Zimmerman won't be charged in domestic dispute, prosecutor says

The Republican Rejection of Medicaid Expansion is Depraved

Fake Jerry Jones 2013 Week 14 Recap - "I can't believe that it's happening again."

The fourth wave of feminism: meet the rebel women

BREAKING: US Navy Strikes North Pole, Obama Declares ‘War on Christmas’, Claus’ Fate Unknown

We all work at Downton Abbey now.

SPLC: Black ‘Race Warrior’ Leaves DHS

Judge rules Rosemary Lehmberg should not be removed as district attorney

Have you had just about enough?

Third Way: 'Majority of Our Financial Support' From Wall Street, Business Executives

Spot-On - Rachel Maddow : How George W. Bush failed the GOP

Teach your children - or not

Ann Romney is about to appear on CNN. She looks like she ate a vat ofpickles swimming in lemonjuice

Santa's little helper

1 out of 3 Bank Tellers in NY on Public Assistance

In Retrial, Jury Acquits Former Police Officer in Deadly Post-Katrina Shooting in New Orleans

I do not, and will not put any money in the bell-ringers' kettles.

Treaty by definition includes foreign nations and when did we start letting the public

Looks like Boehner had a little too much Merlot.

Teen Kills 4; Judge LITERALLY Lets Him Off Because He is Rich!

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Comparisons Between Israel And Nazis ‘Crushingly Obvious’

NASA Reports Serious Problem With Space Station Coolant System

Hearing Erupts Into Chaos After GOP Rep. Compares Kathleen Sebelius To North Korea

Newtown anniversary: US schools keep trying wrong fixes to deter school shootings, experts say

Zach Braff (seen on FB)

The Coldest Place on Earth

Here is story from CNBC that absolutely reeks of Republican

One of two cooling pumps has failed on the International Space Station, Josh Byerly, a NASA spokesma

Naked man bites dog

Simply Beautiful!!!

This BAD SANTA Leaves Lumps of Coal in Your Lung Instead of Your Stocking. Absurdity Today Ep. 47

"The story behind "that selfie""

Kerry just gave what sounds like an incredible foreign policy speech - arguing diplomacy should be

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Thursday, 12 December 2013

Lisa Simpson, "Okay I'm a liberal.

Now here's a perspective on the Pope I've been waiting to read!

Per Rev. Al: Charges dropped against Zimmerman

Russia Would Answer Conventional Attack With Nukes, Official Says

Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet

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