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Archives: May 12, 2013

One of the nastiest fights in Big Oil just got nastier

Lots of Dems Love Elon Musk...but, does he use Union Workers to Build his Tesla Cars?

It would only add 25 cents to clothing prices to have safer conditions in Bangladesh

Texas: America's Very Own China?

Have you every had the Joy of giving communion out at church?

What President will go down in history as preventing the most abortions?

GOP, Kochs eye North Carolina gains

Terrorist drill held for Fukushima nuclear plant

Cardinal Sean O'Malley to boycott Irish PM's visit over abortion law

Went for a short walk. Creek near my house. 2 Vids and a few pics.

Death of the salesmen: Salutin

Although I never tried it, as I understand, today's home scanners have a method of

How Many Drugs Can You Buy For $20 Around The World?

In honor of Mothers' day tomorrow, I'd like to share what My mother said when I was born ...

Bill Maher and Lawrence O’Donnell Blow Up on GOP Guests: 2nd Amendment Will Not Protect You

The great lie about women...

Priest dies of cancer two days after ordination

Making a big batch of potato

Changing per capita energy consumption around the world

Watching The Omen and other such movies...

Matt Taibbi discusses "Everything Is Rigged" on Majority Report with Sam Seder

Sunday Talk Shows

Republican legislators are taking a page out of Wisconsin Right to Life's playbook this session.

Republican Hypocrisy on Benghazi

Offers pour in to help Cleveland women freed from captivity

Literary Journalism: A Discussion - for NYRBophiles (like me)

Isn't today the day that applegrove planned to get her car out of winter storage?

ORIGINS: The day Li'l Skittles finally said, "Never Again!!!" (DIAL-UP WARNING!!!)

Sometimes cats can just break your heart.

Something tells me President Obama just isn't taking North Korea the least bit seriously anymore.

Contrary to public opinion, Li'l MiddleFingerMom had PLENTY of friends when he was growing up.

Few of you knew that MFM spent the last few months at a secret training facility in the Catskills.

Major League Baseball is still supporting Susan G. Komen (xpost from Sports)

Washington man damages 4 homes in bulldozer rampage, authorities say

I'm in my cups this afternoon - join me, won't you? (dialup warning)

Its not you - yes it is


TCM Schedule for Tuesday, May 14: Star of the Month: Tough Guys

Ice charging into home in Lake Mille Lacs

At Dawn We Attack!

Activists slam govt’s nuclear policies

First I Saw This, Then I Saw This.

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, May 15: Joseph Cotten's Birthday/Movies for Grown-Ups

Bladder Control

I doubt Brooklyn will be able to support the Islanders the way Long Island fans have.

Fux News Has A Sad: Media Not Covering Right Wing PEW Research On Homicides.

Well, there ya go . . . Game-changer

An article from the American College of Emergency Physicians ...

So I Saw an Old Acquaintance at the Farmers Market Today...Jeez Louise

Russell Stover Candy Company Workers Sue for Overtime

The simple answer to Benghazi...

With a whimper by Steve Benen

Life-Sized Barbie Dreamhouse Comes With 'Occupy Dreamhouse' Protest

Best Beatles Song that isn't one...

Something I was thinking about with the 3 Ohio girls that were held captive.

Someone calling themselves "celibate" just because nobody will fuck them...

12 year-old Brother arrested in fatal Calif. stabbing of 8-year-old girl

Organizing for Action struggles to move the needle on Obama’s agenda

Lawrence Wilkerson joins Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

Marchers remember "the forgotten woman" in the Seymour Avenue abduction

Hooters offers free meal for moms on Mother's Day ... and bring the kids

West, Texas, man charged with destructive device to plead not guilty

A jury I was on went wrong on a post. It needs to be hidden.

US Kicks Drug-War Habit, Makes Peace With Afghan Poppies

In Numerology..what would 77 mean?

The Best I've Read Yet

You won't set a foot in a Wal-Mart, but you love Amazon...

God vs Allah

86 Year Old Gymnast

Do you think the House will impeach this fall? I do but... the Senate will acquit.

Fox News: CUT HIS MIC!!!

Best American Band...


Winners of the May photo contest identified

SNL Cold Open: GOP Congressmen Grill Jodi Arias And Cleveland Kidnapper Over Benghazi


My first Mother's Day without a Mother

Thanks Mom

One last look at the May photos, with photographers identified

All 30 May photographers identified

FDA Admits Chicken Meat Contains Arsenic

Mayor Castro likely to win San Antonio re-election, early results show

Dana Simpson is a terrific cartoonist...

Ginsburg says Roe gave abortion opponents target

House Republicans swiftly announce hearing on IRS targeting conservative groups

Moving to the OBX tomarrow need help with my play list

Journalist assassinated in southwestern Colombia

So, what the hell is all this hoopla over the Lybian attack...

Police in 30hr standoff,Armed man kills child and Girlfriend, 3 children being held hostage..

And now a word from the first Gilded Age

Dove : Real Beauty, part 2. NSFW

Apparently even homophobia is "all about womyn".

Chris Akrigg. Downhill, trials skills video.

Newt Gingrich Confused About Technology (LOL)

Michele Bachmann (essentially): "God damn America!"

What are you doing to cure or prevent

Truthdiggers of the Week: Judges, Prosecutors of Efraín Ríos Montt

I changed someone's mind today...

Bachmann Back At It: Congresswoman Calls 9/11 And Benghazi ‘Judgments’ From God

Can We Get 17 Seats Next year?

Dangerous decoy: Ignoring human rights abuses

Egyptian, Hamas tensions increase

Congress speaks with a loud, muddled voice on Syria (LA Times)

AT&T Park workers authorize strike

My mom passed away 39 years ago

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions - Separation of Church and State

A Happy Mothers Day To All The Moms

Jury service glitch?

Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform

One State Solution

Success! (Well, kinda) Country Fried Steak redux...

Ever had a character "Photo Bomb" other stories you are writing?

"Best Yet” Battery Design to Stabilise Solar Power for Grid

Medicine's big new battleground: does mental illness really exist?


Plans to export US natural gas stir debate

14 yr old McDonald hamburger survives

How Shaming’ Has Been Written Into School Dress Codes Across The Country

Join the resistance

Lost and Found by MLR Press

Sen. Rand Paul laying groundwork for possible presidential run

The literary thread. A literary game in many parts.

Thread replies numbers getting pushed off the right hand side of the screen

The purge, worst movie idea ever

Alligator helps officers apprehend fleeing suspect

Pets May Curb Heart Disease Risk, Doctors Say

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Mom's The Word Edition

Rand Paul: Obama Helping 'Anti-American Globalists Plot Against Our Constitution'

if we can prove that republicans have lower iq than democrats

America wants Kyoto Protocol replaced with peer-pressure campaign

Oakland hires third police chief in three days

Two Austin school bonds pass, two fail

Skyping with elephants: a new paradigm for education

The Cruelty of the American Empire Makes Mother's Day Impossible for Countless Moms Across the Plane

Top General's Unbelievably Idiotic Comment About Rape in the Middle of Military Rape Epidemic

Cap-and-trade puttering along quite nicely in the Northeast U.S.

Casinos Are Booming Thanks to State Governments' Need to Exploit Gambling Addicts for Revenue

When did a right-winger last convince you that they were right about something and you were wrong?

Under bush, there were 12 attacks on U.S. embassies and consulates

The shocking truth: Obama's top 2012 campaign contributor


Frankenfoods: Good for Big Business, bad for the rest of us

Dirty Wars, Filthy Hands: 5 Unsavory Ways America Conducts Its Global War on Terror

Navy carrier jets (F-35) 'can't land in hot weather'

Growing Cost of Having Kids Is Tipping More Women Towards Ambivalence about Motherhood

New virus can probably pass person to person - WHO

Cspan now

Audio: Anti-Gay Hate Leader Dodges Question on His Own "Gay Impulses"

melissa harris perry

vendor's suicide reflects despair of mideast youth

Good discussion on nullification - Rogue States on

Racist Immigration Disaster As Jim DeMint Botches His Heritage Debut

Israeli PM criticized for installing bed on plane

Got 4% in cash? Bankruptcy in process? NO PROBLEM. You TOO can operate your own voucher school in Wi

The hard business of funding ‘soft science’

Bill Moyers/Michael Winship: Don't Shoot - Organize!

The Coming Attempt to Impeach Obama

Bill Moyers: How People Power Generates Change

In Entire Court Term, Justices See 1 Black Lawyer

A friend of a friend is having an affair. Should we tell our friend?

Confession of a devoted reader.

If they impeach Obama, we can haz Biden?

A Paris apartment untouched for 70 years:Treasure trove seen after owner locked up & fled WWII

A Lot of Cop/Military Shows on the TV

Rise and Shine~ Happy Mother's Day!

The Earth Attacks: Scary Ice!

Tea party types SHOULD be having their tax returns scrutinized

Gap: End Deathtraps Now (E-action)

Netanyahu flies into turbulence over $127,000 bed on plane

Vietnam veterans' new battle: getting disability compensation

why sharing news about solutions is a revolutionary act

To all you mothers out there! You know who you are!

Justice Ginsburg: Roe v. Wade not 'woman-centered'

Pope Francis gives church hundreds of new saints

NYT's Gail Collings: Is Yours More Corrupt Than Mine?

America the Clueless

G.I. Stones a Portrait of Karzai, Causing a Stir

Is there a doctor in the house?

This has to have some Lounge appeal. John Morgan pleas for Tebow.

Lawmakers call for VA hospital changes following fourth suicide

Why Republicans Really Love Budget Deficits

John Morgan pleads for Tebow.

Have you signed up yet for that one way trip to Mars thing?

What Life Is Like For The Bangladeshis Who Make Your Clothes

The Pain of Bangladesh: T-shirts Made with Blood and Tears

Will Obama suffer the ‘second-term curse’?

So The Repug Clown Car Is Starting To Fill Up For 2016.....

The coming GOP civil war over climate change

Organizing for Action struggles to move the needle on Obama’s agenda

Congressman Tears Into Fox News Host For Obsessing Over Benghazi Talking Points

For those very special Moms . . . . .

King No More: The Tragic Plight of Lions in Africa

* * * HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Applegrove! * * *

Ted Rall Toon: Rapist Nation

Issa is just lying, lying, lying on MTP and Gregory just lets it all go unchallenged

Lawyer: Texas Paramedic ‘Had No Involvement Whatsoever’ In Plant Explosion

Another case of a good samaritan doing the right thing.

Congressman Tears Into Fox News Host For Obsessing Over Benghazi Talking Points

Victims In Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion May Still Have To Pay Property Taxes

Grace: Omahan fought fear and fled her abuser's locks to claim life (10 years just like Amanda Berry

For many of us here today, Mother's Day is difficult.

Stephanie Byrd had feared for years that her husband...would make good on his threat to kill her.

3D-Printed Guns Are Now On Pirate Bay For Download, Despite State Department Efforts To Stamp Them O

Gee Whizzz, climate change ain't so hopeless after all!

Young fruit on my cherry tree turns black and falls off. Help!

Morocco launches first phase of 500-megawatt solar energy project

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to TuxedoKat!

Robert Gates on Face The Nation: The Stinky The Clown Paraphrased Summary . . . . .

What's for Dinner ~ Sunday May 12th

"The present day MOTHER refuses to die"...on this Mothers Day, post your FAVE FZ song HERE.

10 Reasons Time Travel is no good

Trenton hostage standoff ends after 36 hours with three children safe, suspect in custody

An abortion provider reflects on motherhood, her own abortion for ‘Mama’s Day’

Reagan supplied the weapons, Rios Montt used them

How the Republican Party could go extinct

Eerie Pics Show Tunisia's Abandoned 'Star Wars' Sets

The empowerment coat

Gates: No to direct military involvement in Syria

Sheriff’s Police Arrest 65 In Domestic-Violence Sweep

In Honor of CO2 going above 400 ppm.....Sing with me....

Issa seeks deposition from Benghazi review chairs

Today in Peace and Justice history on May 12, 1968

Today in Peace and Justice history on May 12, 1968

G.O.P. Delays on Nominees Raise Tension.

FBI surrounds house of Saudi student following sightings of him with pressure cooker pot, only to fi

We need more Dave.

Let's Be Friends…

Do the Google, R.F. Now!!!!!!!!!!

Va. Sheriff: Boston Marathon bombing suspect's burial legal

At first it's all fun and games…

KUCINICH (corrected) is getting on my nerves. There he is on Faux giving aid and comfort to Fauxers

Absolute proof that Republicans are politicizing Benghazi.

Vietnam War Orphans From Operation Babylift Reunite

Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

Two examples of why it might be a good idea for the IRS to target anti-tax organizations.

Misclassification Fraud Across the Country

Bush’s Secretary of Defense (Gates) Mocks GOP Attacks On Obama’s Handling Of Benghazi

today in women's herstory-12 may

UK denies Pentagon claim Britain in 'no rush' to free Guantánamo inmate (Code Pink's on the case)

Sergio---just shut up and play golf.

a biography of the day-mildred helen mcafee horton (educator, dir of WAVES)

America the Clueless

Keeping it real…

Zen Insect Removal…

a biography of the day-matilda coxe evans stevenson (ethnologist, 1st woman to work in southwest)

If you won the lottery who would you tell?

Browser history: Delete it!

Barber, 82, Offers Haircuts for Hugs in Conn. Park.

Pak court declares US drone strikes illegal, says they can be shot down

Today in Guatemala City, the right wing demonstrates. Anti-foreign/Anti-communist march

some quotes of the day-- and happy birthday to--Katharine Hepburn

Happy Mother's Day from David Peel

SpaceX Grasshopper 250m Test | Ring of Fire

I can't think of ONE Republicon who has one ounce of Integrity...

The Rush Limpbags Technique…

Recession is a good time to boost profits says Cameron aide (thanks to Turborama for LBN heads-up

Gates: Some Benghazi critics have "cartoonish" view of military capability

SOA Watch renews the demand that Rios Montt US collaborators/backers be brought to justice

Has anybody else been getting calls from the TEA Party?

Mammas with Isabella Rossellini

SC elects a fornicating adultorer.

Sports teams seeking exceptions from environmental laws and rules ...

I got an error and thought you might want to see it...

EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services for Religious Discrimination

Republicans Wish Women Happy Mother’s Day While Treating Them Like Second Class Citizens

No giraffes were harmed in the making of this video

Anyone know how much money these CLOWNS in Washington spending on these hearings on

Holy crap over $900.00 including shipping and tax for a ceiling fan.....

Queer and Trans Subjects in Iranian Cinema: Between Representation, Agency and

McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five

Happy Second-Class Citizens' Day. Now shut up and get pregnant again!

A nifty Ring-Lore fact for you…

Child free women: Don't you just love being told "Happy Mother's Day," by people who don't know you

Match Game Story: "Cristof Helmut Otto von Porkbarebacker went back in time to ____ a pig."

joke: "The Talking Dog"

Why are the repukes so obsessed with Ben Gazzara?

A Blast From The Past…

Appreciation for those who stood up to Catholic Church hierarchy: Editorial

I think that Norman would have liked this…

Full House

When Shit Gets Real…

Montana looks to expand hunting of wolves despite criticism

Anti-Defamation League Celebrates 100 Years With Three-Day Conference

Rachel reminds us...don't buy it.

Is this the Canadian version of CRAP?

Any DUers saw the Opening skit on Saturday Night Live

How long will it be before...

Something that our tea bagger friends should be made aware of…

Krugman: Harpooning Ben Bernanke

So It Goes: Enron Perp Will Get Out of Jail (Almost) Free By Buying Himself Out

Death Warmed Over

Memphi Slim anyone?

Police arrest two men in beating of gay men in New York City

On Benghazi probe, GOP's Issa says 'Hillary Clinton's not a target'

Stop demonizing Carbon Dioxide! It's good for us and good for the planet

More on Ray Harryhausen ...

My quick, quick take on Benghazi -

Happy birthday Yogi!


A saint-making record is also a diplomatic headache for Pope Francis

2 bodies found after NJ standoff; suspect killed

Plans to export US natural gas stir debate

Liquor fight pits local distributor against industry giants

Is Darrell Issa always in the middle of every controversy?

The skink is under the refrigerator!

Get up and groove!!!!!!

The Mellowing of Maxine Waters

Assad forces gaining ground in Syria

Hosni Mubarak 'interview' never happened, says his lawyer

Oldie but Goodie…

CA Gun buyback yields sniper rifle, AK-47, other weapons


Iran's president faces sanctions over breaking election rules

Please pay attention to cyclists when you are driving. Had a pickup truck whip past today on a quiet

UNDERREPORTED: Korean FTA Has Already Resulted in 10% Decline in Exports, 37% Trade Deficit Increase

Disruptive Challenges: Financial Implications and Strategic Responses to a Changing Retail Electric

Conservative Douchebag

Walsh Considered for Next Illinois GOP Chairman

Republicans Call for IRS Inquiry After Disclosure

Crisis of self (for lack of a better term) regarding marriage

Richard Branson Dresses In Drag For A Bet

I had a miscarriage in 1999, and I feel like a mother without a child.

How Ronald Reagan Made Genocide Possible in Guatemala

Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers

Canadian Politician Quotes Arrested Development During Speech

Home page error: THIS is at top of Home Page...

How the Republican Party could go extinct

A rough weekend for gay charcters on tv

Why didn't the Repubs call for an investigation into Bush's assault on Merkel?

Pumpcast News, Part 1 - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Motherless child

Question for the Tweeters (Twitterers? Twits?) out there

DAMN! This Crappy Mom Could Have Stopped the Sequester! Absurdity Today w/Julianna Forlano Ep. 38

Fox: New Evidence Hillary Killed Lincoln

Senator Suggests Efforts To Implement Obamacare Are ‘Illegal,’ Like Iran-Contra

Anyone want to know who is driving the Impeachment Bus?

St Elmo's Fire

The GOP is coming to get Our President

Breaking: Seth Meyers gets "Late Night' host gig

macro insect

Offshore wind is getting ready to grow a set of real balls

Contractor bulldozes Mayan temple for roadfill aggregate

For Single Fathers the World Over:

And so it begins -- HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, EVERYONE!!!!!

Happy Mother's Day #1 to enjoy & share (Restraint)

Happy Mother's Day #2 to enjoy & share (Mom's Car)

Bush’s Secretary of Defense Mocks GOP Attacks On Obama’s Handling Of Benghazi

Happy Mother's Day #3 to enjoy & share (Better Than Them)

These are the countries we are militarily involved in this year:

On MSNBC it sounds really funny to hear a bunch of 'men' telling each other "Happy Mother's Day"

Female Veterans Blast Military Leadership For Failing To Address Ongoing Sexual Assault Crisis

Even Republicans Are Destroying Their Own Party’s Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

78,000 apply for one-way mission to Mars

Willie Nelson Receives Honorary Doctorate

Um . . .

Obama praises courage of police

Game of Thrones 3.7 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" (spoilers!)

Traffic sign hacked--"Smoke weed erryday"

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro wins 3rd term

New Bangladesh panel to raise garment workers' wages

Israelis worried that U.N. may quit patrolling Syrian border

Israel's Overplayed 'Anti-Semitism' Card

i guess if you want CNN to notice a shooting in New Orleans you have to do it on

Turkey says world must act against Syria after bombings

More Educational Ugliness in the Age of Obama

At least dozen people shot at Mother's Day second line

Where is this country headed if the Republicans cannot separate themselves from the Tea Party??

For Some Wind Turbines, Batteries Are Now Included!

Beaten for Filming a Beating, Woman Says

Berklee awards Honorary Doctorate to Willie Nelson

and say "Hi" to your mother for me.

I predicted the GOP House would try to impeach if they gained control nearly 3 years ago

Heads Up: Turn on MSNBC - The Ed Show - new episode - is on now LIVE - 5pm ET

Nuclear test veterans win war pensions after four year battle with Ministry of Defence

Conservative "Logic" 101 - Benghazi

So when does Harry Reid start Senate hearings on Iraq and 911?


Q: How many republicans does it take to change a lightbulb?

"oh, look, the gun nut assholes are at it again"

To A REAL Mother!

4 Year Old Serves As Mayor Of Minnesota Town

Is sexism obscuring the cure to American poverty?

Women Rescued in Cleveland Release First Statement, Plead for Privacy

US kidnap victim Knight suffered before capture

(Switzerland) Muslim girl made to attend swimming lessons

Mark Sanford: Is This Fox News or the National Enquirer?

John Fugelsang: Oliver North talks about a Benghazi cover-up — and irony hangs itself

Freed Cleveland Captive Michelle Knight Is Refusing To See Her Family

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Could Face 74 Lashes for Breaking Election Rules

This is my first Discussion Thread

Raw: Ice Wave Comes Ashore in Minnesota

Time to start tracking the Arctic again: Greenland “snow drought” spells trouble

ObamaCare Rollout: Feds to Use “Consumer Reporting Agencies” to Determine Eligibility

Twee-Q: The thought provoking experiment lifting the lid on your Twitter gender bias...

Leaving Bangladesh? Not an easy choice for brands

In immigration news: Some Countries Lobby for More in Race for Visas

Stormy Monday, 5/13/13

Hmm. 12 people shot in NOLA over 2 hours ago and absolutely NOTHING on front page about it

Are attributes of different "assault weapons" merely cosmetic?

U.S. Diplomat Meets Afghan FM For Security Pact

My son woke me up this morning...

Obama and the Militarization of the “Drug War” in Mexico and Central America

U.S. Renews Allegations Of Chemical Weapons Usage In Syria

How would dismantling the military industrial complex alter gun violence in the US?

Russia Eyes Stronger Naval Presence In Mediterranean

What about Norway?

Privatizing your neighborhood school where no one answers to you about your child.

If you give a rec to someone who has you on ignore...

No Substantial Agreement Possible As Long As U.S. Refuses To Recognize Iran’s Nuclear Right...

Meet Mr. and Mrs. None

Honoring Some Great Democratic Mothers on this Mother's Day!

A History of Mother's Day

PA. Gas Production Doubled, but PA.'s Impact Fee Revenues Fell; Fees Not Tied to Production Amts.

Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Facilities would leave the Entire Gulf States Region Virtually Uninhabitable

Churches Denounce Israel Violence Against Christians

Settlers Uproot Dozens Of Olive Trees In Hebron Village

Chris Hadfield covers Bowie as he begins his exit from space

X-Post from Video & Multimedia - Chris Hadfield covers Space Oddity

Someone was wondering how to use Benghazi as a swear word of some kind..better yet,

Allman Brothers tour manager 1970 - A "Justice Story" (NY Daily News)

Detroit Fast Food Workers Join Strike Wave

A thread for those for whom Mother's Day is hard

D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals Puts Employers Speech Above Workers Rights

Noh Mul Mayan Temple-tallest building in Northern Belize, bulldozed by private company for roadfill.

E-mail: e-Update: Transparency in the Obama Administration

Mom-To-Be Won't Leave Blackhawks Game Even In Mid Labor

Books blast new version of psychiatry's bible, the DSM

Is anyone watching "60 Minutes"?

Tiger. Fucking. Woods. That is all.

It might be the wine talking but I think I did OK for my wife's Mother's Day supper

Happy Foster Mother's Day to all who foster animals (warning cuteness overload!!!)

To my mom

Updated: Pickering!! "Things go Badly for Darrell Issa When David Gregory Fails to Be a GOP Shill"

5/10 Letterman monologue: Cicadas, gay marriage, Chris Christie, and Mother's Day

Churches denounce Israel violence against Christians

Ground control to Major Tom

(Julian) Castro cruises to third term as mayor

So why is it that some people seem incapable of phrasing the killer argument properly?

This is Major Tom to Ground Control

MO legislature passes bill that lets teachers carry guns

Happy Mother's Day to my Gay Daughter's Future Mother-in-Law