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Archives: December 31, 2014

new years eve meals ..

Boy's mix-up ends in happy trip to S.C.

A voice actress has died...

2014 - The Year In Pathogens (Not Just Ebola, You Know . . . )

A New Bush and an Old McCain Will Represent the Past in 2015

Colorado AG: Home hash oil production is illegal

The Amish? In a freakin' bowl game?!

Woman shot, killed at Walmart in Idaho by two-year-old son

'Bing Bang Theory's' Kaley Cuoco Doesn't Consider Herself Feminist

Sediment Study Strenghtens Link Between Drought, Collapse Of Classical Mayan Civilization - WP

Irruption 2.0 - For 2nd Year, Snowy Owls Descend On Ontario In Unusually Large Numbers - CBC

Is the NYC cops refusal to issue tickets illegal?

Question about the Search Function ...

NHL crew plays baseball at Winter Classic

Mars Rover Has 'Amnesia' With Worn Out NAND Memory

Fox claims Obama wants to ban Christmas Cookie Sprinkles

GOP closes ranks around Scalise

Edmonton horror: nine dead in killings

Play-Doh Is Doing Damage Control for Accidentally Manufacturing a Dil-Doh

49 Tremendous Things That Florida Men Accomplished This Year

YOUR taxes pay $6000 in Corporate Welfare and only Pennies to Aid Poor

The 20 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Dear MSNBC: I will not watch Michael Steele host any show. ever.

Progressives Create SiX To Counter ALEC

Canada Edmonton: Eight killed in 'senseless mass murder'

Creating a sustainable community

Not the Onion: Monsanto Tries Patenting Natural Tomatoes

*Discussion on Chris Hayes show,

When did Free Republic turn into Stormfront?

If interested in tracking political contributions by various industries/sectors here's a good

What a load.

Merry Mythmas and Happy New Year!

Press Release: Status of HAAS v ROMNEY Racketeering litigation in 9th Circuit

Palestinian U.N. Bid Fails by 1 Vote. Was That the Plan?

Ireland's lack of action on blasphemy law disappoints atheists and secularists

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

Latest email fundraising pitches: You didn't do your part.

ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP IMPACT): 'Vaccine court' keeps claimants waiting

Design ?

Repub party large donor to Rick Scott's inauguration bash.

Paul Krugman Explains Why There Are Two Kinds Of Economists And One Kind Is Wrong

Well…this should provoke some discussion around here:

There will be no primary in the race to fill Grimm's seat. The parties decide the candidates.

Robert W. McChesney: "Capitalism as We Know It Has Got to Go"

Cuba Detains at Least Three Before Protest, Dissidents and Relatives Say

Should Americans get to 'Vote' on War?

State Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson announced Monday he has joined the Hawaii Democratic Party.

President Obama and kids in photos: PBS (dialup warning)

American Progressive Bag Alliance...(What A Fucking Joke)

End of my year at the cottage:

Koterba toon: Obama reaches out to Congress

Ukraine denies radioactive leak on Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant

"The real threat to pensions is Wall Street"

Another "Orthodox Jews were seen to "--fill in the blank--" thread today!

Catholic in name only <typical right wing hypocrites>

So I'm doing the dishes, window in front of the sink. I turn on the hot water

Jimi Hendrix Experience Live,Mitch Mitchell"Izabella","Machine Gun"(The Dick Cavett Show,1969)

what are your new year's eve plans?

Sircilla weavers go on strike

A strike heard around the globe in LBN fixed

Do the GOP see De Blasio as a potential threat to run for President some day? Is this why

A strike heard around the globe in LBN fixed

21 states raising minimum wage on January 1

Police fatally shoot suspect in Drexel Hill

Wall Street celebrates Occupy's suppression in Hong Kong.

The Demon in Darren Wilson's Head

Mo'Ne Davis coming up on Lawrence show.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez doesn't rule out bid for U.S. Senate if Barbara Boxer retires

This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It

Should Obama Release Several Thousand Secret Photos of America's Torture Program? Graphic Warning

The False Choice of Protesting for Justice and Supporting Our Police

Caterpillar soup.

New Kansas jobs figures stun Sam Brownback, and not in a good way

Two women face terrorism charges for driving in Saudi Arabia

Berkeley (MO) officials: Man killed by police had pointed gun at officer

CNN - Sonar has found something that looks like an upside down plane

What are your predicitons for 2015?

There's a Big Anniversary This January That the Christian Right Doesn't Want You to Know About

Power outage.

December Photo Contest - And the Winner Is...............

Zombie Apocalypse and the Politics of Artificial Scarcity

Why England lost its empire.

More Monarchs return to Mexico, but now face cold

My predictions for 2015

What each state googled the most last year.

Democrats Eyeing a Clinton Challenge Get Icy Reception

Raised by cats

Another Baby Treated For Herpes After A Snip-N-Suck Circumcision

Resident defies Ohio deadline on 'Zombie Nativity'

Kodo - "O-Daiko" - HD (japanese drummers - Taiko - tambours géants Japon)

How infiltrated is the business world by family mf'ing values?

Can't believe they gave a whole city of PA schools to these FL rich fools.

Ralph Kramden... Character who is abusive or lovable dude trying to just survive?

The definition of "Beautiful" according to Nuclear Unicorn

Sonar finds location of downed AirAsia Flight 8501

Carly Fiorina might be running for President

When it rains, it pours...

It's time to say goodbye...

Don't be idiotically naive about Brennan, Clapper, Hayden, Keith, Cheney, et al.

Venezuela's president blames opposition for deep recession

Gah. Fiendish probability question

China watchers see soft landing for economy in 2015

SoCal Snow Reporters check in!

He believed that he could fly...

Haven't been here in a while. I am working on a Science Fiction Novel.

Did you have a good year in 2014?

Roger Ailes supports Trans-Fats Increase....

Bryan Fischer, AFA: jail gays, adulterers

Happy New Year!!

NYC: arrests down 66% amid unrest

Steve Scalise, way to prove Mary Landrieu right about the South!

Wishing you a year of Squee in 2015

LOL--has anyone else seen this? Who approves these products?!

Adam Curtis on 'the chaos that seems to be engulfing everything'

Unlocking the inner poet: How poetry helps people with dementia

Daily Holidays - December 31

Funniest Political Memes of 2014

Brunch with Bernie: December 30, 2014

Thank you for cleaning house, EarlG and MIRT!

How the Elites Stay in Power

"The Police Are People After All…"

The White House- 2014: The Year In Photos by Pete D'Souza(great pics of PBO and family)

These are a few of Steve Scalise's favorite things...

Family - NOT the usual suspects

This 2012 event seems relevant in light of police-community relations discussion

Some of my favorites said Goodbye to us this year...

gratuitous kitteh pic - nope, don't need that hand edition

In light of the Torture (Redacted) reports - what Riverbend wrote:

Happy Birthday to Andy Summers!

#JohnDoe emails: 'Dark side' was code for @ScottWalker campaign

I got my first post-graduation job offer. Unfortunately, it was not so good.

To the movement ag. police brutality: "Keep Marching"

Do you like Indian food?

The current state of white supremacist groups in the U.S.

Yeah, you should listen to my show...

The best thing about this is that it's proof that the stupid wears off...

"Pokémon, I Choose You, But I Have To Swipe This Card First."

Never late for a date...

Anyone know what happened to DUer Thom Cat?

U.S. opening of oil export tap widens battle for global market

FBI rejects alternate Sony hack theory

Elderly Woman Arrested for Kidnapping Neighbor’s Cats & Making Fur Coats

Mike Malloy - "The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming" with Molly Malloy

Can not give up hope. Here's to a great 2015!

Yayha Jammeh: Gambia president 'home after coup plot'

Can We Escape Narcissism in America? 5 Possible Antidotes

10 of the Worst GOP Outrages of 2014

How Runaway Economic Inequality and Racism Are Linked to Police Killings

Mike Malloy - "Here Comes Wolfowitz": a Christmas Carol

Alumni of elite Israeli high school call for army draft refusal

Is NYPD's War on Mayor Bill de Blasio Partly War on His Black Family?

10 Major Accomplishments By Obama - Since The Midterm Elections

"Progressives: Big Ideas Will Win Us 2016" - Vote/Submit ideas HERE

Remember Solyndra? Clean Energy Program Hated by the GOP Is Projecting a $5 Billion Profit


US homeless pin hopes on 'Bill of Rights' to end criminalization in 2015 (in 3 very cool states)

Ailing Saudi king, 91, admitted to hospital for checks

Teheran Air Pollution Hospitalizes Nearly 400, 1,500 Other Residents Treated And Released

E.B.White's letter to a man who had lost all faith in humanity:

Raw Story’s worst cops of 2014 — and there are a lot of them

Wunderground - Top 10 2014 Weather Events; Likely Hottest Year Ever, Flood Cost India $16 Billion

When they say "no presents please", for a 60th birthday party....what do they REALLY mean??

President Obama apologizes (with humor and grace as usual) to newlyweds

Al Franken joins Elizabeth Warren in the Obama opposition

South Korean to Airdrop The Interview in North

The Fall of the Monarch Butterfly

NRA-Backed Law Spells Out When Indianans May Open Fire on Police

Senate panel sets hearing on Keystone XL

NYPD Work Stoppage: Arrest Rate Down 64%, Crime Rate Remains Unchanged. I Think They Just Proved

Molinari: Donovan is ‘going to run’

NYT to NYPD: 1. Don’t violate the Constitution. 2. Don’t kill unarmed people. 3. Do your jobs.

Slowpoke Toon: Spot the Difference, NYPD style!

I'm almost 62 years of age and I LIKE my circumcision...

"R E S P E C T"

Cute Google Doodle today:

Ireland's lack of action on blasphemy law disappoints atheists and secularists

New Year's Eve Toon Roundup 1

How Oral Roberts Changed Religion

New Year's Eve Toon Roundup 2

New Year's Eve Toon Roundup 3

My resolutions

I'm turning the channel and Rudy Giuliani comes across my screen

"Without criticizing religion, society would not change much, it might remain as a stagnant pool"

"Populism has gone mainstream"

Care for the most vulnerable, isolated and forgotten: NYT - An Oasis of Care for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Grand Canyon Gray Wolf May Have Been Shot in Utah

John Doe emails: 'Dark side' was code for Scott Walker campaign

California Droughts Could Have Dangerous Ripple Effects

Sydney Safari

SPOTTED: Half-Male, Half-Female Bird

How a Hedge Fund Made $100 Million From New Jersey’s Desperation

George Monbiot: The age of loneliness is killing us

The Year in Photos: Palestine-Israel in 2014

Grover Norquist Calls Out Republicans For Not Taking Credit For Economic Recovery

In Pictures #FreeAJstaff: One year on

There but for fortune, go you or I.....

PBA President: ‘No Resolve’ After Meeting Between Mayor, NYPD Union Leaders

Wisconsin Council of Churches 2015 Advocacy Day

Wisconsin Council of Churches 2015 Advocacy Day

Teaching Religion to Children May Not Be Easy, but It Is Necessary

US spyware 'on USB stick of Merkel aide'

"You don’t go to a James Brown concert and not know it’s James Brown.”

Wow. No love for the police on Facebook.

Faith and values in 2014: 10 telling numbers

Nigeria abstention from UN Palestine resolution 'big disappointment'

Whose Streets... Our Streets

"Hands up, don't drone!"

Good lord, don't shoot

Guns don't kill people - Dogs with guns kill people

Obama Drops Judicial Nominee Who Touted ‘Conservative Christian Values’

Happy New Year from Seoul South Korea!

FBI Has Neat Way To Get Around FISA Court Rejection: Just Issue Nat'l Security Letter INSTEAD

Another Milwaukee voucher school goes poof.

Where do DUsers stand, on the Oxford Comma?

Who's Dumber Than A Third-Grader? The SC Legislature!

If you had to do it all over again,what would you change?

Hasbro is offering to exchange Play-Doh toy that looks like a penis

Festive Lights Illiminate Russian Capital

I found George Bush's fighter jet!

All this over one stinking joint.

GT Advanced seeks approval for executive bonuses amid bankruptcy

The substance and politics of Obamacare, in one citizen

2014 Was a Banner Year for Clueless Rich People Saying Horrible Things on TV

Where are the birds????

For every dollar reduced in revenue due to the NYPD slowdown

Why is Bill Gates the bogeyman?

Republicans Try to Fix Damage Scalise’s 2002 Speech Could Do in 2016

Last 4 on Md. death row to have sentences commuted.

Applications for US jobless aid rise, but growth looks solid

The Man Who Invented Scotch Tape

New Year's Eve day sunrise in Chapel Hill

AKC recognizes four new breeds for 2015.

I haven't seen any gun posts yet but I'll be checking

Stocks rise on last trading day of 2014

The Democratic Party National Platform for 2016

Virginia rail department chooses HDR for environmental study

Haftar forces warn they will attack oil firms

Beethoven's ninth symphony, a holiday tradition in Japan -- Ode to Joy

Chicago Teen Asks Santa for ‘Safety,’ and Gets a Response—From Obama

Numb feet? Numb Nuts.

Only a dishonest Douchebag would say the ball didn't hit the white line.

Maryland Governor Will Commute All Remaining Death Sentences To Life Without Parole

Fox 45 fires crew behind the bogus 'kill a cop' story

The Top 10 Feminist Moments of 2014

The Top 10 Feminist Moments of 2014

Regulations for Pissing on Cheney’s Grave Announced

Before it's too late...

Heartbreakingly sad end to a young life , Leelah Alcorn. **Suicide trigger warning**

NY Couple Complained About Neighbor So Much They Were Arrested

So it's my imagination that people are PAID to disrupt us and convince us NOT to vote?

why is no one talking about the nypd shooter's other victim?

Why Is No One Talking About the NYPD Shooter’s Other Target?

Supposedly the last election was very bad news for GOP

Jazz - what a brilliant young lady.

The 2014 Suckages of CNN, Ranked

Insult on top of insult! Tim Tebow is a commentator at the Peach Bowl.

Sean Hannity Slams John Boehner in the Wake of Scalise Scandal, Calls for Him to Step Down

Italy saves 970 migrants abandoned by smugglers

Are you missing an adorable black lab in Kentucky?

TCU's double pass to trick the shit out of Ole Miss:

Longtime Adviser To David Duke Donated To Steve Scalise

Palestinian President Signs Rome Statute, ICC Founding Treaty

Prediction by Che and Fidel (humor)

U.S. News Fox affiliate fires reporter and cameraman who deceptively edited video of police brutali

If the NYPD Want to Play That Game

I got my first...

Alameda Study Shows Homeless Are Previously Working Seniors

Happy New Years ya heathens

Another banner bashing Mayor de Blasio set to take to the skies over Hudson River

There And Back Again For U.S. Military In Iraq

Agenda for America

A Motherless Child

Robert Reich's 2014 year in review

$215M domed ski resort planned for North Texas

State Supreme Court’s Actions on John Doe Cases Reveal Big Money Impact on Courts

Happy new year, those of you still stuck in 2014!

The Rude Pundit - These Haiku Annihilate 2014! And They Are Everything!

New Year's neat videos

Palestinians seek to join International Criminal Court

Philippines storm death toll 'kills 53'

Heating question

Emails and Racist Chats Show How Cops and GOP Are Teaming Up to Undermine de Blasio

Bernie Sanders: This is what the race to the bottom is about...

Racism in Stephen Harper's Canada

old lady kitty is chilly

Take a look at Sen. Sanders' Agenda for America...

Tea Party Congressman Steve King Compares Embattled GOP Whip 2 Jesus Christ

GOP Racist Overrated As A Negative. It IS Still Winning Them Elections.

Palestine joins the International Criminal Court

The Complete Twilight Zone Marathon Viewer's Guide

From Buzzfeed: 18 Things Catholic Twentysomethings Want You To Know Aren’t True

Venezuela recession confirmed as Maduro attacks US 'oil war'

Italy: 98 still unaccounted for from fire-ravaged ferry

Idaho's Wolf-Kill Derby Back On Schedule

City to rename streets for fallen officers

Did Pat Robertson's 2014 Predictions Come True?

Republican Ranking Member Was Honored Guest at White Supremacist Convention

Thom Hartmann: Politics Panel-The White Supremacist Problem GOP won't talk about

Israeli court convicts mastermind behind kidnap-murder of 3 teens

Question for the group: Reaction to a post demonstrates its relevance/accuracy?

For anyone born in 1950:

Materials related to the Covidien - Medtronic merger

Elizabeth Warren on Hillary Clinton's reversal on bankruptcy bill.

Regional Support for Gay Marriage - Pew

The Year’s Most Awesome Photos of Space

For the Wealthiest Donors, 2014 Was a Very Good Year

O'Malley commutes Maryland's last four death sentences

Great Dane Too Big for Bed

Bernie Sanders"what we have to conclude,some people may not want to hear this,Bush won the election

Can you explain this for me?

Sony Hackers Taunt FBI, CNN and Anchor Wolf Blitzer

The 10 (11?) worse moments of disrespect towards President Obama

Edward Herrmann, "Gilmore Girls" and "Lost Boys" Actor, Dies at 71

Google - Year in Search 2014

Things I would like to know about police violence in the US

WTF -- 49ers are going to interview REX RYAN???

Top Ten Accomplishments for Kentucky in 2014 under Governor Steve Beshear (D)

Thom Hartmann: True Welfare Queen Finally Exposed!

Gallup: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Extend Run as Most Admired

Pussy Riot activist arrested after pro-Alexei Navalny protests in Moscow

The strib is looking for drivers offering $500 to $750 signing bonus

R.I.P. Edward Hermann

So I started a short list of the things that were supposed to "Destroy America"

How did the Democratic Party let this President become so vilified?

Bill de Blasio Moves to Name Streets After Murdered NYPD Officers

Sen. Sanders: In the Year Ahead

Check out these gorgeous photos of a dog, taken by his human.

Kurds in new Islamic State group offensive in Iraq

So can THE Ohio Satan University have anywhere near the blowout that TCU just accomplished?

Dear 1%

Politico: John McCain purging Tea Party allies from Arizona Republican Party

Can Cardinal Timothy Dolan be Gotham’s peacemaker?

I'm posting less frequently these days.

NO SHIT ...50

Jeopardy religion: Name a ‘small, historically prominent American Protestant denomination’

Jeb declines invitation to Steve King (R-IA) summit. Others (Cruz, Christie, Perry, Huckabee accept.

New song I'm working on

Progressive Ins. Co. responds to one of its agents promoting bigotry against LGBTs in Plano

Shanghai New Year crush 'kills 35'

@_FloridaMan strips naked in CVS, sleeps in dog beds

Nasa to hack Mars rover Opportunity to fix 'amnesia' fault (BBC)

Kenny Knight, longtime adviser to KKK Leader David Duke gave $1,000 to Republican Steve Scalise


New Pussy Riot Video "Witches Clean Manezhka Square"!!! Turn up the volume to 11

New fanged frog 'gives birth to tadpoles' (BBC)

TCM Schedule for Thursday, January 1, 2015 -- What's On Tonight - Marx Brothers Marathon

First Time EVER Anchorage Alaska never got below zero in a year.

Moscow protests after opposition leader's guilty verdict

re gcra hosting

Converting vhs tapes to dvds

Illinois becomes latest U.S. state to ban revenge porn (The Daily Dot)

New York City Murders Fall, but the Police Aren’t Celebrating

My holiday reading: Balko, The Rise of the Warrior Cop

Looks like we are going to make it

N.H. Democrats Prep Kelly Ayotte Challenge

Eleanor and Franklin (in memoriam to Edward Herrmann)

Kitchen dancing!

Lewis Rudolph, a Krispy Kreme founder, dies

TOON: Want cops to stop killing unarmed black kids? Just follow these 5 steps ...

So you think your commute is bad...

Ted Cruz: Your Two-Time Equine Posterior Achievement Award Winner

New Year's Resolutions? I'll be like Patsy's sister on Ab Fab, I resolve...

New Mixcloud offering from yours truly: Odd Girl Out at the Utopia Lounge (Contains EXOTICA!)

The Police Were Created to Control Poor and Working Class People

Alaska sure seems warm this year: 40 F at Anchorage, AK

To you, and yours, and all you hold dear...

Best Political Cartoons of 2014

Marriage equality takes effect in Scotland

Oregon's First Lady Used Staff for Personal Use

Lithuania joins euro as tensions with neighboring Russia rise


If you had a bad year…

Happy New Year

New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019

Doug Morrone Opted out of the Bills

Statement of Purpose of a new Progressive Movement inside the Democratic Party

Happy New year, DU.

NYPD officers assault a man because he was dancing

Video from 2011 of Antonio Weiss -- Obama nominee -- opposing Obama policy on offshore profits

U.S. sends five Guantanamo prisoners to Kazakhstan for resettlement

Matt Taibbi: The NYPD's 'Work Stoppage' Is Surreal

Scotland: what are they sticking in toilets? and other odd stories of 2014

Dr. Laura Says Pit Bulls 'Should All Be Put Down,' Learns Dog Lovers Feel Otherwise

New Year's Eve/End of every month a chance to beg for money

America's REAL "parasites"

Weekend Economists Ring in the New! New Year 2015

"FOUR HORSEMEN" Feature documentary Which Lifts the Lid on How the World Really Works

Dog Protects Woman During Christmas Eve Attack