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    Comic by Ruben Bolling -  The God-Man youtube video!
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  • One year ago today:
    Today, the discriminatory law known as ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is finally and formally repealed.  As of today, patriotic Americans in uniform will no longer have to lie about who they are in order to serve the country they love.  As of today, our armed forces will no longer lose the extraordinary skills and combat experience of so many gay and lesbian service members. And today, as Commander in Chief, I want those who were discharged under this law to know that your country deeply values your service.
  • Post-racial America, huh?
    The resident, a Republican, lynched an empty chair from a tree in his yard, which one can easily interpret to represent a racially motivated act of violence against the President. [...]

    I called the homeowner to ask about his display, citing my concerns as a fellow Austinite. He replied, and I quote, "I don't really give a damn whether it disturbs you or not. You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you. I don't give a shit. If you don't like it, don't come down my street."

    Ironically, the homeowner in question, Bud Johnson, won "Yard of the Month" in August 2010 from his Homeowners Association.

  • What's the matter, Chick-fil-A? Chicken?
    A Chicago advocacy group says that the restaurant Chick-fil-A has promised to back away from funding socially conservative groups that have pressed to limit marriage to one man and one woman.

    The apparent decision by the chain's WinShape Foundation would mark a retreat from the summer's culture war pitting advocates of marriage equality against conservative claims that the chain was under assault for simple free speech.

  • Sigh:
    The University of California, Davis police officers who doused students and alumni with pepper spray during a campus protest last November won’t face criminal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. [...]

    But the Yolo County District Attorney’s office said in a statement that there was insufficient evidence to prove the use of force was illegal.

  • Want to learn about democracy? Watch The West Wing, just like the Burmese politicians do.
  • Payback sure is a bitch:
    They may be a far cry from their Western counterparts fighting for the acceptance to breast-feed -- or go topless -- in public, but two girls clobbered a cleric recently in a small town in Iran when he admonished one of them to cover herself more completely.

    The cleric said he asked "politely," but the girl's angry reaction and some pugilistic double-teaming with her friend landed the holy man in the hospital, according to an account Monday in the semiofficial Mehr News Agency.

  • No, not that Adam Sandler:
    A man with a history of shouting anti-Semitic rants while dressed as Elmo at popular tourist destinations was arrested in his red costume in Times Square on Tuesday.

    The man, Adam Sandler, 48, who in June was removed from Central Park in an ambulance after going on a rant, was arrested in front of the Toys “R” Us store in Times Square shortly after 3 p.m., the police said.

  • Bwahahahahahahahahaha:
    Is there anything wrong with delaying sexual activity? Certainly not. There are plenty of reasons to do that. If your reason is “Jesus will think I’m a slut,” of course, that’s problematic. Or is it? Take Fox News abstinence columnist (yes, that’s a thing) Steven Crowder–who is himself abstinent no more. Having patiently and virtuously saved himself for marriage, Crowder now has become an honest-to-God husband, complete with a beautiful, meaningful wedding night full of the best sex he’s had in his entire life. And that makes him better than you.
  • A giant bonanza of polls for today's Kagro in the Morning polling & punditry roundup with Greg Dworkin. Camp Romney kept the 47% flame alive with its bizarre claims about editing, context, and "debunking," so yeah, we went there again. The UC Davis Pepper Spray cop got a pass from the DA, so we dove in on the militarized police and "non-lethal" weaponry. Oh, and Senate Republicans charge that if it wasn't for the Constitution, they'd totally nail Harry Reid. Stupid Constitution! Repeal Article I!

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  •  But (9+ / 0-)
    Having patiently and virtuously saved himself for marriage, Crowder now has become an honest-to-God husband, complete with a beautiful, meaningful wedding night full of the best sex he’s had in his entire life. And that makes him better than you.
    When reached for comment, the wife said "no comment".

    "Romney/Ryan 2012 - A chicken in every pot, a burka in every closet."

    by Otis29 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:02:59 PM PDT

  •  October surprise: Iran makes concessions on (4+ / 0-)

    nuclear power? Given rumors of this, and related drop in oil price, what do neocons get Romney to say now?

    "A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere ". C. S. Lewis

    by TofG on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:03:06 PM PDT

  •  at 53% true how singed are Romney's Pants (8+ / 0-)

    The 1st Amendment gives you the right to say stupid things, the 1st Amendment doesn't guarantee a paycheck to say stupid things.

    by JML9999 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:04:11 PM PDT

  •  Well, duh (4+ / 0-)
    wedding night full of the best sex he’s had in his entire life
    If he had never had sex until that night than simple logic tells you it had to be the "best ever". Of course I'm sure his right hand took offense to the remark... After all those nights (and mornings, and lunch breaks, and...) together. To say none if it mattered. The two-timing jerk!

    If we got Mitt to be slightly less dishonest and gave him some personality he could pass as a used car salesman.

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:04:48 PM PDT

  •  Dear Wrong Coasters: (10+ / 0-)

    Please do not use the words, "dry" and "heat" in a positive spin when the temperature is 104 and more.  104 and more is effing miserable and effing hot.

    I have just returned from So. California to get out the wool blanket weather in CT.  Most wonderful B'day party for my Mom and 100 of her friends/family (cut off list was necessary).  No one died in the "dry heat."

    I love my Mom so much -- I wish I were one tenth of her amazing self.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:06:27 PM PDT

  •  Fake Elmo taken down by Disney Trademark Police? (8+ / 0-)

    "Don't tickle me, bro!"

    We've been wondering how to get through the clutter and reach low-information voters. Mitt haz it.

    by Crashing Vor on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:07:16 PM PDT

  •  SEE and add to THREAD! (2+ / 0-)
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    prodigal, PSzymeczek

    NEWEST OBAMA/BIDEN AD:

    Mitt Romney Out of Context

    NO, Nicholas...this is not a joke. This is exactly what taking someone out of Context means.
    Mitt Romney himself says EVERY SINGLE WORD!... even Vote for the Other Guy!

    DEMOCRACY is a Relay Race... and you pass the baton by VOTING! So don't vote for OBAMA, VOTE for M&M's, MEDICARE and MIDDLECLASS

    by LOrion on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:07:30 PM PDT

  •  Anybody Aware of Any Youtube Virus Problems? (1+ / 0-)
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    divineorder

    I've begun having people send me links to Youtube videos of odd subjects I don't follow. Since I do Internet biz I get a lot of email from unknown people so I can't dismiss a sender just because I don't know them.

    So far I've not viewed any of the links. I don't know if it's possible to embed a virus etc. in a youtube vid.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:08:34 PM PDT

  •  And to think (4+ / 0-)
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    Who ™ Pandered for nothing
     

    The 1st Amendment gives you the right to say stupid things, the 1st Amendment doesn't guarantee a paycheck to say stupid things.

    by JML9999 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:09:20 PM PDT

  •  How much does Linda McMahon pay (1+ / 0-)
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    when I click on one of her ads on this site?  What's my best strategy for draining her coffers?  I suppose it doesn't help to click the same ad over and over.  How about one per day?  Does anyone know how the billing for these things works?

    Thanks.

  •  Have you got a link for that widget? (1+ / 0-)
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    divineorder

    If so, I will tweet it.

    •  Was wanting to post it to Facebook meshelf. (0+ / 0-)

      Surely some techno here at DK can help us!

      How did Supreme Court decision ACA help the 23 million still uncovered? Ask the 18,000 Doctors of PNHP -- they're not waiting, FORWARD now to pass H.R. 676, the “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act .

      by divineorder on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:59:28 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Ryan Returns for 1 last symbolic meaningless vote (3+ / 0-)
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    http://thinkprogress.org/...

    Ryan Returns To Washington To Vote Against Welfare Policy He Once Supported

    Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan is returning to Washington on Thursday to cast what will likely be his last vote before the November election. House Republicans are holding a vote to block the much-maligned welfare waivers that the Obama administration granted states that wanted to experiment with their welfare-to-work programs.

    Ryan will likely support the legislation. “The waiver I don’t think meets the letter of the law. The law was not intended to allow states to waive the work requirements,” Ryan said last week. “If states waive work requirements, people will not go from welfare to work. They will stay on welfare. That’s not good for anybody.”

    For starters, the waivers do not waive the work requirements. And as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted, in 2002 Ryan inserted a provision into a reauthorization of the welfare law that gave his home state “a significant break in meeting new federal work rules“:

       Those measures — patterned after a Bush administration plan — require states to have 70% of their welfare recipients working by 2007. That’s compared with an average of about one-third now.

        But under the change sought by Ryan, a Janesville Republican, the states with the biggest drop in their welfare caseloads since 1995 would have a lower threshold to meet.

        Wisconsin had the third-biggest caseload drop between 1995 and 2001 — 76%. Under Ryan’s change, that would mean the state would need to have 54% of its welfare recipients working by 2007, instead of 70%. Sixteen other states would get relief under the change, but only two states would benefit more than Wisconsin.

    The 1st Amendment gives you the right to say stupid things, the 1st Amendment doesn't guarantee a paycheck to say stupid things.

    by JML9999 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:11:19 PM PDT

    •  Ryan's constituents should know (4+ / 0-)
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      that he either didn't know what the law actually authorized or just lied in his statement explaining why he voted for it.

      And they should know before the election.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:37:04 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I know I'm old, but I remember when comics (3+ / 0-)
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    citizenx, Ender, PSzymeczek

    were funny, or poignant, or at least made some kind of sense.

    Guess it's just me ...

    Am I right, or am I right? - The Singing Detective

    by Clem Yeobright on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:12:01 PM PDT

  •  -97.795203, 30.431588 (0+ / 0-)
    The resident, a Republican, lynched an empty chair from a tree in his yard, which one can easily interpret to represent a racially motivated act of violence against the President. [...]
    I called the homeowner to ask about his display, citing my concerns as a fellow Austinite. He replied, and I quote, "I don't really give a damn whether it disturbs you or not. You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you. I don't give a shit. If you don't like it, don't come down my street."
    Ironically, the homeowner in question, Bud Johnson, won "Yard of the Month" in August 2010 from his Homeowners Association.

    Don't roof rack me bro', Now the brown's comin' down; Präsidentenelf-maßschach; "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Ensanguining the skies...Falls the remorseful day".政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:12:18 PM PDT

    •  I think joking about drone attacks (1+ / 0-)
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      Is not only in bad taste but a particularly bad idea for democrats.  If I'm not getting your comment, apologies.... Otherwise, bad show.

      I can’t decide who’s cuter – the dead guy with the arrows in his chest, or the guy in the ditch with the seeping wound. -- Game of Thrones (Heard on Set)

      by prodigal on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:20:55 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  apology accepted (2+ / 0-)
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        Who Is Flying Drones Over America?
        How many eyes in the sky are there over these United States?

        At least 18 police departments, universities and other government agencies have received clearance from the federal government to send up a range of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, according to documents unearthed by a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

        Among them:

        The Mississippi Department of Marine Safety has a 35-ounce unmanned helicopter made of carbon fiber, hooked up with a still and a video camera.

        The Texas Department of Public Safety, based in Austin, has its own, called the WASP, to “support critical law enforcement operations in South Texas.”

        And the United States Department of Agriculture deploys a drone – named the Bat — to pick up “thermal infrared data” on experimental field sites in Georgia and Alabama.

        The new documents came as part of a drone census conducted by EFF in and MuckRock, a Web site that helps file and collate public information requests. The documents are important because, so far, little is known about how prevalent drones have become in domestic airspace.

        The Federal Aviation Administration had issued licenses for the civilian use of drones, mainly to research and law enforcement agencies. Their use is expected to grow in the coming months.

        The Obama administration earlier this year approved commercial use of drones, opening up airspace to businesses of all kinds, from those that seek aerial photographs to sell real estate to those that are keen to monitor oil spills. The new drones law will also make it easier for law enforcement to obtain licenses to deploy drones of their own – and inevitably raise issues for civil liberties and the limits of surveillance.

        Don't roof rack me bro', Now the brown's comin' down; Präsidentenelf-maßschach; "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Ensanguining the skies...Falls the remorseful day".政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

        by annieli on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:25:51 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Speaking of The West Wing... (2+ / 0-)
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    The cast of The West Wing is back - this time reminding voters in Michigan to vote the entire ballot; voting straight ticket isn't enough.

    Paul Ryan tried to kill Medicare. Joe Biden killed bin Laden.

    by ScottyUrb on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:12:27 PM PDT

  •  Why (4+ / 0-)

    does FOX consider the ugly details of Stephen Crowders wedding night newsworthy?

    why.....

  •  Let's all remember to thank Erickson (6+ / 0-)

    and Malkin for forcing Romney to double down on his insulting of half the nation. Thank you as***s.

    You can make a lovely hat out of previously-used aluminum foil.

    by reddbierd on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:12:44 PM PDT

  •  Regarding Chick-Fil-A's come to Jesus: (7+ / 0-)

    From The Advocate today:

    Although Chick-fil-A supposedly assured a Chicago alderman that it would stop donating to antigay groups, this week it held a fundraiser for one anyway.

    The fast food chain promised in a letter to Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno, reported by the Chicago Phoenix, that it would end giving to any groups with "political agendas," implying it had stopped a practice that had led to about $5 million for antigay groups. But there might be a loophole.

    Although the company's foundation might not be donating directly, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy tweeted a photo on Tuesday from the 2012 WinShape Ride for the Family. He wrote alongside the picture of a pack of motorcyclists: "WinShape Ride for the Family bikers locked and loaded for 200 mile ride to Wilmington out of Charleston."

    That long ride is a fundraiser for an organization that helps lobby against marriage equality. Registration forms for the event ask that checks be sent, not to the WinShape Foundation that Chick-fil-A operates, but directly to the Marriage and Family Foundation at 5200 Buffington Road in Atlanta, Ga.

    It's very hard to go cold-turkey on anti-gay donating and fundraising.

    Supporter: "Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!" Adlai Stevenson: "That's not enough, madam, we need a majority!"

    by Scott Wooledge on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:16:13 PM PDT

  •  IA-04 - a brief update from on the ground (3+ / 0-)
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    I am in Ames where I am volunteering for Christie Vilsack, as you can read in this post

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:17:38 PM PDT

  •  Wow look at (Catcher's) Mitt on Univision (3+ / 0-)
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    http://jezebel.com/...

    If he didn't get trapped in a horrific tanning booth accident, he must have gotten some beauty tips from John Boehner.

    Maybe that "I wish I were latino" thing goes deeper than we all thought.

  •  Just got robocalled by romney (4+ / 0-)
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    It was in full desperation, breaths edited out mode wanting "even $3" (for which I would get a bumper sticker) as they were at 160 to Obama's 200, and risked "getting outspent in get out the vote".

    Amusing for two reasons - first this was in one of the bluer districts of Mass, where the chance of hitting a conservative household is something like none, but the big kicker, was as it was winding up to collect, it cut out.  The message cut off literally between the word "press" and whichever digit would get me a human.  Don't know if it actually hung up, or just the message clipped, but things went silent.  (too bad, as I wanted to to waste the time of a human)

    This planet needs a lot more kids who think taking a lawnmower apart is more fun than playing a videogame.

    by rjnerd on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:30:17 PM PDT

  •  So we discovered Romney's $ problem #retroactively (3+ / 0-)
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    annieli, JeffW, PSzymeczek

    The 1st Amendment gives you the right to say stupid things, the 1st Amendment doesn't guarantee a paycheck to say stupid things.

    by JML9999 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:31:32 PM PDT

  •  hah (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    sex is fun though! why wait . . . I guess that puts me in the himbo category.

  •  Steven Crowder - wedding night best sex ever? (0+ / 0-)

    That piece reminds me of the guy in the bar who turns to the fellow sitting next to him and says, pointing to another guy down the bar, "You know, that guy's in here every night."

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 01:06:30 PM PDT

  •  GIs Or Petulance? (0+ / 0-)

    I think you know the answer when it comes to the contemporary Grotesque Oligarchs' Panderers.

    Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

  •  De gustibus non est disputandum (0+ / 0-)

    Don't roof rack me bro', Now the brown's comin' down; Präsidentenelf-maßschach; "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Ensanguining the skies...Falls the remorseful day".政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 01:13:14 PM PDT

  •  Obama Responds To Romney's 47% Statement (0+ / 0-)

    It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

    by Pam from Calif on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 01:17:45 PM PDT

  •  A Latina Responds to Mitt Romney (0+ / 0-)

    A new ad from MoveOn.org Political Action and PresentePAC+. A recently exposed video from a Mitt Romney fundraiser reveals he said he'd have an easier time winning the election if he were Mexican. Here's one Latina's response.

    UPDATE: Presente Action has a petition up calling on Romney to apologize. Check it out: http://act.presente.org/...

    http://act.presente.org/...

    http://www.youtube.com/...

    It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

    by Pam from Calif on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 01:21:14 PM PDT

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