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Archives: December 19, 2006

Eating the Planet Like a Bag of Doritos for Jesus

Joseph A. Palermo: Why President Bush Must be Impeached

Santa: Please Grant Us These Wishes

New Iraq Strategy Emerges: First Security, Then Politics

'Sustainability' gains status on US campuses - CSM

Peggy Noonan on Barack Obama

Iraq War – Most People Do Not Know When Exactly the Wrong Path Was Taken or What to Do Now

How the Democrats can Keep the Youth Vote

Bush 'brainwashed' Blair over Iraq

Eugene Robinson: The Worst 'Way Forward' in Iraq

Turkey's Erdogan says US should set Iraq timetable

Neo-Cons Wanted Israel to Attack Syria (JIM LOBE)

Are Americans Ready for Fiscal Sanity?

Newt writes off Bush, blames Rove for failures, likely will not run in '08

Book Review - Pulse by Robert Frenay, The Sunday Times

Here endeth the lesson (Debate against intelligent design) The Guardian

Ignatieff named deputy Liberal leader by Sisam Delacourt - Toronto Star

Standing up to Ahmadinejad: Discontent Brews in Iran

Woman beaten on Jerusalem bus-didn't move to the back

Happiness (and how to measure it) The Economist

Roberto Lovato: Rounding Up the Usual Immigrants

Robert Gates Lines Up with Bush (Robert Parry)

Starbucks to Build First Coffee Franchise on the Moon

The Smoky Bomb Threat by Peter Zimmerman - New York Times

HIV Injustice in Libya — Scapegoating Foreign Medical Professionals (NEJM)

Iraq was terrible mistake, thinktank says

Brent Budowsky: Rush Is Wrong

Missing: a functional Iraqi state

WaPo: Failure in Iraq? We've Already Failed

James Moore: Men without Honor

Froma Harrop: Will Americans Sacrifice for Posterity?

BBC's Andrew North Baghdad diary: Another planet (Blair's visit to the Green Zone)

FT: How Bush can fix his policy failures

Davis Sweet: A New, New Way Forward in Iraq

US mountain troops feel the heat in a ‘forgotten war’

Sean Penn: On Receiving the 2006 Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award


Jabari Asim: The Invisible Men - Blacks in the Revolutionary War

Eating the Planet Like a Bag of Doritos for Jesus

Troops make little Iraq difference: Evans (Australia)

LAT: White House accused of censorship

Iran and Iraq, Fourteen Questions You Shouldn’t Have Any Trouble Answering.


Four Years After Prestige Oil Spill, Cleanup Crew Members Show Genetic Changes - DPA

Survey Results - Roughly 50% Of Americans Unaware Humans, Dinosaurs Were Not Contemporaries - AFP

Experts Say Entomb WWII Sub Off Norway (mercury)

Car Washing, Lawn Sprinklers Will Be Banned In Melbourne Effective New Year's Day

WWF: 52 New Species Discovered on Borneo

In your opinion, what's the best environmental group to support financially?

2 Invasive Species Found in S.C. Waters

USFWS again rejects protections for Mono Basin sage grouse

Ok who woke everyone up?

Washington DC Breaks All-Time Temperature For December 18th By Seven Degrees - WP

Great Barrier Reef Shark Populations Collapsing - Mongabay

John Howard To Allow Environmental Groups, Renewable Energy To "Have Their Say" On Task Force

UK Government Pledges Climate Action, Plans Doubling Of Commercial Aviation - Guardian

Clinton's Climate Negotiator - "The Word (Kyoto) Is Radioactive" To Bush - Reuters

Shenzhen, China's Dream, Choking On Growth Amid Brutal Work & Foul Environment - NYT

Spain On Track For Warmest Year Ever Recorded - Reuters

James Cook University - Reef Dieoff Worst In At Least 11,000 Years - Mongabay

Cooling down with solar power (Jamaica)

Finally watched AIT last night....

Kucinich Declares Victory for Protecting the Great Lakes-U.S. Coast Guard Ceases Live Fire Weapons

Solar energy park proposed (1000 MW, Colorado)

UK Offshore Wind Projects Given Green Light

Interesting piece on responding to climate crisis deniers

Palestinians seek security abroad

Right activists return to Homesh, announce reestablishment

Four killed as Gaza violence resumes

Jordan's king hosts Israeli PM for talks

Neocons Wanted Israel to Attack Syria

Do America and Israel want the Middle East engulfed by civil war? (JONATHAN COOK)

Christians plan 'night to honor Israel'

Palestinian: Soldiers invaded my home to nap

Court: Ban on Palestinian students in Israel is unreasonable

Netanyahu to ambassadors: It's 1938 again, stop Iran

Factional shooting at Gaza hospital

Palestinian girl, 14, killed by IDF fire near West Bank fence

Willie Rodriguez invited to Iran.

Thermite vs. Steel Engine Block

911 facts....

Implosion World: Were demolition comes alive

Election Reform, Fraud, & Related News Tuesday, 12/19/06

Voting Expert- Florida Dist 13 biggest problem likely due to ES&S programming problems

New York: "We're going to have to sit down with the Department of Justice"

Keep Machines Counting Our Votes?

AP: Marine captain to be charged in Haditha killings

U.K. official: Iraq fuels terror threat

CNN/AP: Spokeswoman: Senator Johnson shows signs of recovery

Slashing earmarks could hurt innocents

Senator (Durbin) seeks detainee abuse case update

Connecticut soldier killed in Afghanistan

Russia says UN Iran draft meets main concerns: Ifax

US to warn Iran with naval buildup in Gulf- CBS

MNF Iraq: One Marine killed in western Iraq

Equator's glaciers slipping away

WP:State Dept. Losing a Top Figure In Terror War

Sadr Army is called top threat in Iraq

NYT: Mayor Bloomberg Plans New Office to Help New York City's Poor

Gunmen seize at least $875,000 in Baghdad heist

AP: Polish Leader Asked to Extend Iraq Tour

NYT: Hungry for Coverage: Edwards will announce candidacy next week in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward

Conservatives fear tax-increase deal (Bush with Dems)

Dollar dropped in Iran asset move

White House Backs Off Bush's Iraq View

Reuters: Report: Iraq on Brink of Becoming a Failed State

AP White House: No fight with Joint Chiefs---gee, they must not want

AP: Iraq Executes 13 Prisoners, Shows Video

LAT: Iraqi TV station plays up U.S. losses

NYT: Censured PBS Bunny Returns, Briefly

NYT/Reuters: Blair has Failed to Influence U.S.: Report

65 bodies found dead throughout Baghdad

CNN Poll: Only 11% Back Call to Send More Troops to Iraq

Reuters: Iraqi vice president favors U.S. pullout timetable

Fannie Mae VIPS charged by feds (Clinton’s budget director)

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Democrats leave Bono disappointed: No promise of funds

Anti-Defamation League Condemns Regan Remarks

CBS/AP: Security Council Group Makes Deal On Iran

Mt. St. Helen's minor eruption

An eruption at Mount St. Helens sends steam plume billowing over Washington state

Rice calls for end to Palestinian violence

Miss USA to take a time out for rehab

Family of 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

American Idol plans "a big event show"

Washington Post: President Bush plans to expand the size of U.S. military

Democrats put off decision on convention to early January

U.S. Inquiry Falters on Civilians Accused of Abusing Detainees

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Tuesday December 19

Violent Crime Is Up For 2nd Straight Year

Brownback Wants to Re-Question Nominee

iPhone surprises technology world (BBC) {NOT from Apple}

International Labor Rights Fund Loses Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart

Radio, TV Martí to be aired locally (S. Florida)

Union Balks At Denver's Democratic Convention Bid

Foreigners living in Britain face compulsory biometric ID cards (Guardian)

SEIU Cuts Deal With Mall Owners To Uplift Janitors (373 malls)

Veep's home: The Buck Stops Here (Dead deer on Cheney's lawn)

Deer supposedly "shot" on Cheney's property hit by vehicle

U.N. evacuates 71 workers from Darfur

Berlusconi has surgery at Cleveland Clinic

Man Charged After Being Found on Plane at RDU (Funny but depressing)

Bush Plans to Put More Troops in Iraq

China Tightens Adoption Rules for Foreigners

Libya Condemns Nurses Despite Evidence (chilling story)

Denver's convention hopes hit snag

Inflation roars back with 2 percent wholesale price jump

Ga. school district abandons stickers ("Evolution is a theory, not a fact.")

Libya sentences medics to death

Peru President Suggests Coca in Salads

Nevada lawmakers promise new fight against Yucca Mountain

No more $13 teas, $70 lunches for legal aid outfit (AP/CNN)

Wall Street bonuses bubble into the billions

Jennings camp expert testifies on first day of election suit hearing

Swift raids (Immigration) put Iowa Guard at risk, Vilsack says

Court halts Maryland executions

Google Steps More Boldly Into PayPal’s Territory

Steel column installed for WTC tower

Johnson's son says senator is recovering

Insurance institute not impressed by minicars, suggests drivers buy bigger

Escaped Minister Says He Fled Iraqi Jail ‘the Chicago Way’

Reuters: Costs for Iraq war approach record - U.S. official

Former Irish PM Haughey took cash for favours

Washington Post: President Bush plans to expand the size of U.S. military

Migrants' ordeal: Hallucinations, 22-foot waves, hunger

Democrats put off convention decision

Most Americans Have Had Premarital Sex (Study Says 95%)

Farmer: Cloned Cows May Be Sold for Meat

General Opposes Adding to U.S. Forces in Iraq, Emphasizing International Solutions for Region

NATO jets kill several Taliban in Afghanistan

Reuters: US to warn Iran with naval buildup in Gulf- CBS

Senator Seeks Detainee Abuse Case Update (Durbin)

Tubbs Jones to head House ethics committee

WP,pg1: White House, Joint Chiefs At Odds on Adding Troops: "unanimous disagreement of Joint Chiefs"

Documentary says French troops had bin Laden in sights

Breaking: Cheney to Be Defense Witness in CIA Case

Bush 'brainwashed' Blair over Iraq

Mexican Soldiers Find Hybrid Pot Plants

Top Iraqi Shiite Cleric Is Inching Toward a Coalition

Murtha: U.S. has lost 'militarily' in Iraq

Goldman Chairman Gets a Bonus of $53.4 Million

US soldier suicide rate in Iraq doubles

Paramilitary Ties Implicate Colombia's Political Elite (right-winger Congress, ETC.)

Swift & Co. Facing Employee Lawsuit

Wages of average workers trailing far behind surge in corporate profits

Pot is called biggest cash crop (in entire country!)

Swift Boat financier was primary source behind anti-Hatch ads

Activists take credit for juice poisoning

I want to snuggle up between Brad and Angelina.....

Forget the Cowboy Pajamas - Leopard Print Pajamas!

Hey stores, here's a crazy-ass idea:

Good fantasies?

Caption this logo

2008 Presidential Poll

When should the U.s. leave Iraq?

Should we sponsor a CapAlert movie review?

Freedom Rock

"Shoelace"- Charles Bukowski

Big fun volunteering today!

My dog snores

How many non-smokers here drive a van or SUV?

Every so often Madonna surprises me...

I just got off the phone with Bernie Ward at KGO

This could be funny if people weren't probably dead

The blue sun melts the red snow.

people, man...

Need 100,000 Free Condoms or Lubricant? Order Online From New York City

At Least 35 NFL Players Have Been Arrested This Year

shouLd mountain cLimbers pick up smoking?

2 Arrested For Stabbing 12-Foot Inflatable Frosty The Snowman

Woman Tells Police The Crack She Just Bought Wasn't Very Good - Arrested

Wanna See Mrs Matcom's Xmas Present?

We Need Some Log Pics Thread!

Help needed

I get a post on DU home page and I can't even get the typo fixed

Cartoon pioneer Joe Barbera mourned

What is the Gnarls Barkley album (CD) like?

Twas the Blog Before Christmas -- Let others finish this

Good news for NASA dorks like me

when pop/rock/country stars record Christmas music, do

Need help finding name of Movie. (should be easy)

CNN Poll

Talk softly and carry a big __________.


What did you do this weekend? I had a personal best in my Half-Marathon time!!!

10 worst toys of all time.

If you liked the BSG Holiday Card - Here's one for 24 Fans

Baby Jesus Stolen, Taken On Road Trip

Check out the thread on Ava in GD! Congrats Ava.

All I want for Solstice is this:

I never want to hear the word "abend" again

Required viewing in case the Lounge gets raided.

Just in time for Christmas: How to be a good customer, a retail rant from LeftyMom.

and a little something for KitchenWitch to tide her over till the season starts...

So, does Brooklyn hold the charmers underneath?

Feeling worse than a Neocon in Rangel's office

Willie Nelson fans - help finding a song -- ??

78 Year Old Man, Upset With Home Depot Customer Service Brings Gun Back To Store

Where's a Terminator when you need one?

Good Vibes needed Please!!!

When you read "This is not a wine cooler", you'd better believe it pal!


Yes! My Christmas running around is done!

All I Want for Christmas is a Hippopotamus

We're lazy: this year the tree is cardboard.

I woke up and realized that I hate being alone.

Hell with it. Five posts to 15000, let's do a quick ask me anything post.

Miss USA to join Mark Foley in rehab!

Oh, my. GD is rather messy today.

I'm all done with school for four weeks!

"nothing is dingling, nothing is teetering'

Damn... every time I go to my dentist for my semiannual checkup, she's redecorated.

ThomCat, are you around here?


Good fantasy authors?

15000 posts!

George W Bush monument

Juvenile Hall Santa - this story made me cry like a baby

Well, I gotta an A in my Creative Writing Class....

OMG! OMG! Did I just get a gift in the mail!

Quick question. Has anyone else stopped working for the week?

I hate it when I...

Just sent my parents a Christmas gift.

DU doctors and nurses! What affliction does Jim Carrey have?

Cheney to be Defensive witness

Companies Who Didn't Choose Their Domain Names Wisely (FUNNY)

My wood just went from a 9 to a 10!!! Learn how!!!

My neverending saga of LOW TECH-itude: This chapter, IE7

I don't give a rip about everything.

I'm ambivalent about everything.

Frosty was a smoker

Family Accidentally Leaves 3-Month Old In Shopping Cart At Toys "R" Us

Post your pet photos in Christmas gear!

I like some things. The moon, for instance. Or marmots.

Hardee's new chiliburger commercial is DISGUSTING!

I'm casting asparagus on everything.

Hey, Let's Get This War On Christmas Started, Okay!?

*Holiday TV schedule* here

I love everything.


Variety: AMC to remake "Prisoner" series (!!!)

I quit smoking pot 11 minutes ago.

William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day is on hold; my computer has a virus.

My latest confession: Yesterday, I drove an SUV.

I quit smoking 11 years and eight months ago

I DARE you to go to GD and post another smoking thread!

Edumacation level?

Damnit, can't all you farters please find someplace else to unload your noxious fumes

GameCube Question

its time for a serious discussion about...

I want this adorable apron!!!

American Idol plans "a big event show"

Does the word "gnarly" still mean something is "bad, gross, icky"

Time to cut my hair again...opinion needed...

Yeah, you know it, finals are OVER!!

Flash animation issues

Collapse of massive lava shelf appears imminent

A personal poll: What % of DUers are totally out of touch with reality?

What is your favorite Christmas story?

Good news! My daughter is OK ! ! !

"Please let it be whale vomit"

What sound do you make when you belch? (input requested)

"Flintstones" and "Scooby Doo" 's Joseph Barbera dies.....

Smoking threads

Caroling etiquette

I just watched Donnie Darko again

It was six years ago today that we lost my sister...

Can I just say that some people totally stink?!

Olbermann looks HAIRLARIOUS tonight

Son of GoG the Elder has a stomach virus...

If you are already over your Xmas budget, check in here.........

DAMMIT!!!! The Ghost here at work just walked up behind me.

Pick Your Favorite Holiday Show:

Has anyone here ever gone skydiving?

Jeebus, going into GD made me want to start smoking again

Streetcars return to (a short stretch of) St. Charles Ave. today

WOOHOO! I just got Frank Zappa's "MOFO," the "Freak Out!" making-of audio documentary!

Hey matcom! Come rub some linseed oil on my ankles and talk like Kissinger.

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Tue 12/19/06)

for naughty DU lounge lizards, a blond pole dancer...

I am tired. Today, I have...

Best 80's era New Wave Guitarist

A plane crashed near my house this morning.

IDENTIFY THIS LYRIC "Everything I see turns to glass"

OMG Jillian Barberie is preggers!

What do you know about Tryptophan?

I'm dead.

Jumping Jesus on a Pogo Stick! Do you know what the Queers are doing to our soil?(satire)

my dog is growling in his sleep

Alert! Baby-Boomer Invasion of

I Think My Son Is The "Shrug" Emoticon/Smilie!

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

An engineer in hell--JOKE

Psssst....I *may* be getting drunk this evening....

We Need Some Butt Pics Thread! (lame copycat)

Congratulations ZombieNixon!! 15,000 posts

We finally watched An Inconvenient Truth

My vet came up with a fantastic (we hope) solution for Richard!

55 Percent of Americans had post-marital sex

Happy birthday StaggerLee & ocelot!!

Darth Vader Calls The Emperor (video)

the coworker who is a human suppository for management

What do you NOT want for Christmas?

I am up to my eyeballs...........

You know what sucks?

merry christmas from the bush family!

you know what blows...?

Goodnight everyone I will be back in about 5-6 hours.

I'll be gone for about a week, starting tomorrow.

This was a first ...

CNN's Heidi Collins, the beautiful redhaired anchorperson in the morning, had her eyes reshaped.

Puppy soup:

CaliforniaPeggy drops the Fbomb on Christmas cards. I AM SHOCKED!


So, how well do you know ABBA?

Alert!! Good cult film with Jodie Foster coming up on TCM at midnight EST

Join the Navy!

Ok, I've come to the conclusion that Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies

I got a total of zero PM's today

I would celebrate the first Kudzu thread birth minute if I could stay awake until 8:37 Pacific


December Photo Contests Finals!:

I got lost climbing a mountain once

My office looks like Santa's workshop exploded in here.

Random question: Where do old birds die?

Why oh why do we have to make the arboreal sacrifice to Santa, God of Stuff?

My Christmas card to the lounge

Post a inappropriate "Kitty" picture.

An Ode to Zucchini Tacos

71 Posts Until 8000 Posts- Ask me anything- at least ask me something!

Fun poll up at -- pick your favorite regional foods

OK, I need everyone's opinion

I hate everything.

How cold is it?

Is that Spinal Tap in the new AMEX commercial?

Bored, bored, bored...

"Paste" has quit working on my computer


I forgot how tragic a movie "Monster" was.

I am definitely on cloud nine tonight!

"What's the word on the street, Johnny?" (or, favorite Police Squad/ Naked Gun quotes)

Okay for my 500th Posting, calling all naughty girls.

I hardly thought it possible, but my gift wrapping skills seem to have worsened.

I'm a'skeered

Mad Magazine spoofs Scientific American with a jab at repukes

Okay - copying off Bullwinkle925 - wanna be my MySpace friend?


Create a new expletive!

I got home from jail today.

My apartment was broken into this afternoon.

omigawd shoes

I really don't know how much more I can take.

Whose your favorite character in Dickens "A Christmas Carol"

CONFESS!!!! Closest you came to winning the Darwin Award

Is it too early in the evening for a DU Hug-O-Rama?

"Finally, I'm in a size 2!"

Sometimes, Sarasota just freaks me the fuck out.

We Need Some Chest Pics Thread!

It's Never TOO Early to start deciding what to give the 100,000th person guy.

Revolutionary_Acts04 Update.

Can a cat overdose on Catnip?

Teen Arrested For Ejaculating Into Ranch Salad Dressing

Radio Lady's Movie Joke of the week: Two films are opening on Friday, December 15...

We got one of these for ZombyGrandson

Help me choose which wine to serve with Christmas Dinner.

What are some of your favorite quotes. Here's one of mine:

Is it snowing in Hell yet? It is in Las Vegas

Education level?

95 Percent of Americans had premarital sex

Happy first birthday, Kudzu!!!

We have no power, but we are fine

My friend reported his wife as missing Saturday night, and they found her body Sunday.

When a person stares at you, how can you tell if

I'm alive

And my head explodes....EVOO added to Oxford Amer. College Dictionary

The Coyote and the Assholes - a Creation Story by Johnny Moses

Have you ever "studied" with Jehovah's Witnesses?

Sensation: Apostle Jacob’s Coffin Made by Aliens

Belief, in nothing, something, anything, or only on conditions?

War on Christmas Article that Should make you Furious

Comet dust yiels up some surprises

Is this why we're really going to the moon? (He-3)

Hardy bug re-opens Mars debate (BBC)

This lounge thread definitely needs a cross post here.

World's strongest nanowires 'near perfect materials'

Iverson traded to Nuggets (report)

You want outrage. This is worse than smoking, SUV's, and paid rescues.

What's your favorite TO controversy?

My son just discovered 'Be Here Now". This is what I wrote to him.

Fevered dream, vision, or what?

Strange dream....

The elephant in the living room

Freedom Rock!

Veterans groups are joining up in force for 2008 run

Middle East Travels - UPDATED

Hillary says people need to get to know the "real" her. I'd say we just did, end of October.

This is where we may have to be careful

What the heck is this? Humor?

Contribution e-mail from JK. These are good causes.


Join JK's PartyBuilder Group

Hey, Tay!

Middle East picture thread

What's really behind the RW noise about Kerry's trip to the Middle East?

What are the odds that Americans might swarm to Sen. Kerry because

Does Iraq need more debate? - An interesting editorial about the need for more debates.

Final Round

need a quick hand here

My daughter's christmas card...

If You Smoke, You Lose All Your Progressive Cred

Conservative Mallard Fillmore cartoonist arrested


Why Did Cheney Administer the Oath of Office to Gates instead of Bush?

Help New Orleans this Christmas Season - Please

On Charlie Rose tonight: Matt Damon Bob DeNiro, and Angelina Jolie-

Nothing New Here -- And That's the Point (very interesing group)

The L Curve...

How many non-smokers here drive a van or SUV?

Alleged Nuclear "Near Miss" In Texas

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Heller Says Thanks; Powell Gets Cornered; Utah Gets Screwed

The PERFECT Presidential Candidate for 2008

I am a pitcher--not a smoker.

Can Dems override vetoes

Ex-Iraq minister flees police station, how much longer before its Saddam

Georgie, the people are downstairs

Witness: New Orleans cops shot mentally retarded man in back as he ran away

2,949 U.S. troops now dead in W's war against the Iraqis

Count your blessings DUers

Apartment to Condo conversions over in Phoenix. Now some converting back to apartments.

Former Pres Jimmy Carter now is an "Anti-Semite." Here's the article...

How often do you post a 'How Much Do You Drink' poll in GD?

Malloy Live on Sirius Left 146!!!

McCain manse sells for 1 mil under original. They are going condo now.

Orlando Patterson's Op Ed on Washington Journal

Screw overpopulation. Progressives should breed.

Bank robbers in military uniforms stage heist in downtown Baghdad

And George Jr. has a "common skin ailment that can lead to cancer"

6 years of Repub incompetence or deliberate sabotage?

Irony alert - media will focus on the cancer on Laura's leg

Mr. Gates: "We Simply Cannot Afford To Fail" - Pentagon DUMPS New "Iraq Report": We Already Have

One sure sign that BushCo really does fear the new congress.

US to warn Iran with naval buildup in Gulf- CBS

Has Cheney Convinced Bush to Shock and Awe Iran? ---pix--->>>

100 mil Courthouse for trials at Gitmo. 100 million.

SMU Faculty, Students and Staff Protest Bush Library

As a policy, "the surge" is a dud. (only 11% of Americans support)

Secular Coalition for America

Should mountain climbers buy evacuation insurance?

Company that helped build border fence in CA used illegal immigrants for work

Any news from Al Franken over in Iraq?

Bush signing statement on US-India nuclear deal erases Congressional restrictions

Iraq 'surge' won't solve quagmire

Late night political humor

George W. Bush Presidential Library Design Contest ...

It's Official. I've been accepted to Al Gore's Climate Project training..

US Army and Marines Corp issue new Counter-Insurgency Manual

Hilarious B*sh parody site: www.

Draft Gore 2008 & how you can make a real difference.

Recent Noam Chomsky speech on "Democracy Now!" today:

Why George and his clan have to go - urgent for the world...

Mission Accomplished: No Power and no schools in Iraq

WP: Joint Chiefs unanimously oppose Surging troops

RADICAL FRINGE TOON - Tues 12/19 - while bush waits

US plans Gulf naval buildup to warn Iran: report

The Neocons are still leading Smirky around by the nose

Countdown: 15 Days

Pentagon: Al-Sadr more dangerous than al Qaeda..... Music to Bushs'* ears.

"Hi, I'm Senator John McCain"...

Why Do Liberals Reject Personal Responsibility? You Take Unnecessary Chances

The crew who are causing so much strife in the world today got their wings with the Nixon Whitehouse

"Ozone, schmozone, enjoy the balmy weather"

What to Make of this? Iraq's Economy Booming

U.S. Army to break up strike?

GOP presidential hopefuls and their wives.

A personal poll: What % of DUers are totally out of touch with reality?

Schadenfreude, Sweet Schadenfreude

Judity Regan crashes and burns. (worse than you might expect...feast)

WP, Robinson: A 'Surge' in Wasted Sacrifice

An apparently flame-proof 2008 Presidential thread...

Leaving DU

Open Letter To The Honorable Al Gore

CNN waits breathlessly for Trump/Miss USA news conference.

Surge, Zerg, Reinforcements???? Why are we using SURGE all of a sudden?

Where can I find out which California companies donated to which candidates?

l'il goeorge and Unka Dick have a Christmas present for all of us!

My Letter To Sen. Harry Reid On His Support Of "Surge" In Iraq - Please Write Too

Turn a Tuesday into Good Torque (Karma), please post a CAPTION!!!

A desperate mother ignores the odds (crosses ocean to find son 20 yrs. later)

Barack Obama's 2004 Keynote Speech -- He Wrote it Himself

In honor of being named Time's Person of the Year

Spike Lee's "When The Levees Broke" -- out on DVD today

Toss a Tuesday an innerTube! . . . Please CAPTION!!

Rethugs aren't wingnut ENOUGH for Johnny HART (fundie B.C. cartoonist)

So I'm guessing the Donald got a Blowjob from Miss USA?

All Air America affiliated websites, out of service?

"Dick Cheney's waning influence over B*sh"

For God's sake, can we PLEASE stop using "surge" as a transitive verb?!?

All of you need to read this

DJ on Tulsa radio station this morning:

Snow Suggests Some Iraqi Deaths Are More Worthy Of Counting Than Others

Give habeas a chance

Whatever happened to Hookergate?

The FBI catches military recruiters moonlighting as cocaine runners

Any Future Spending on This Iraq War Should Be Tied In To Rollbacks on Bush's Tax Cuts

Anti-war protesters out in Downtown Tulsa today

Post reasons to stop smoking here

DU needs another ghetto

Call me Ebenezer.

Bush Admin meets ONE ON ONE with N. Korea

The Marlboro Man was a smoker!

What else could endanger my progressive "cred," Mr. Shaw?

Do you think the GOP would help jettison (impeach) W?

Newsweek Misses The Boat With Obama Vs. Clinton Cover

Karen Hughes: Still after "hearts and minds"! "Monitors" television stations!

Century Foundation Iran White Paper Series Fundamentalists, Pragmatists and the Rights of the Nation

Palestinian Refugees and Children Held in Hutto, Texas Jail

O'Leilly (shamelessly pushing his book )on a propoganda tour of

Veep's home: The Buck Stops Here - There's a Dead Deer on the Lawn

Juvenile Hall Santa - this story made me cry like a baby

The "other" military casualties. I need some advice.

John Kerry: Help for Heroes And Children ("Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund")


800lb Gorilla in Congress: Iraq

If you drink alcohol, you lose all your progressive cred

Attention Smokers: Thanks for your participation

What if a nation parked battleships at N.Y. to 'send us a message'?

What's up with all my peeps here smoking?

230 people arrested - 20 people charged

Ivorian diamond trade goes on despite ban-UN

every repuke wants to be a goldwater/reagan repuke...why not a bushy repuke?

Swift Boat financier was primary source behind anti-Hatch ads

Tobacco, Marijuana, addiction, huge profits & the law.

Can we all pray for an inspired act of God regarding Drudge's mideast visit?

Looks like a decision on the 2008 convention is put off till Jan.

Court halts Maryland executions


Powell just makes me angry. The time for him to have spoken up

Tonight Fellow DU'ers, pat yourselves on the back - I have something good to tell you! (you helped)

Do not post any more smoking threads today.

One reason Howard Dean is taking his time on the Denver decision...unions, DLC

BREAKING ON HARDBALL: Bush asks Gates for ways to Increase Overall Military Size

A Jeff Danziger Retrospective, Part 2

Family of 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

October 2000: Saddam to switch petro marker to euro

An Oldie but a Goodie: Joe Republican

POLL: When will Bush Leave Office? And more...

I hate FWD:fwd:fwd:fwd Freeper "Dems are Stupid" Email

Do you think the U.S. will fire on & provoke Iran?

So where does * think he's going to get people to increase the enlistment in the military

Donald Trump, Miss U.S.A, & 3 thousand Dead Soldiers...

Should we nominate anybody who voted for the '02 Iraqi resolution in '08?

um, Excuse Me?? "Bush Plans To Expand Military "??

U.S. gift givers grab "Bush's last day" gear

Bush is KILLING THE GOP with his unilateralness, his abusive decisions,

If you don't go around telling everybody else what they should & should not...

How should we have gone after those responsible for 9/11?

Litvinenko & Scaramella linked to former EPA official

Welcome to Irannam!

About this "Serge" I keep hearing about

All drunken smokers with no progressive cred- check in here.

I couldn't believe my ears when I heard Tweety just now.

Is it true that ex-VP Nelson Rockefeller died having sex with his mistress?

So what is Pickles' nom de plum online?

What do you want for Christmas present?

2952 Reasons Why The DSM is Important

Question for the moderators re: locking smoking threads

Skin cancer wise, Pickles ain't got nuthin' on me...

State OKs Allstate's 8.2 Percent Hike

Dem candidates for Pres 08 from the Congress better make a point of

International Crisis Group's plan for Iraq and the region.

Cigarette Smoking and Polonium

I quit smoking 11 years and eight months ago

Why are the Mt Hood climbers getting such prominent national attention? (media rant)

Will the Republicans ever grow up?

Iraq's economy is growing strong, even booming in places

You want outrage. This is worse than smoking, SUV's, and paid rescues.

Things must be going okay in the US if smoking and rescue missions are it's most pertinent issues

An Inconvenient Truth DVDs For Teachers

Mods, any chance of a "Filter threads by keyword" option in the future?

I remember a lot of fighting here over the primary system back in '04

Maybe smokers need their own DU group

Santa was a smoker!

A lot of people would be outraged if...

no more Mr. Nice Guy-- STOP THE SMOKING THREADS...

PDA's STOP FUNDING THE WAR CAMPAIGN (video and petition)

International Crisis Group issues its study on Iraq and recommends

For smokers and non...

Is smoking bad for you?

A question about all the smoker issues

Nothing causes as much pain and anguish as smoking

My own opinion on the smoking arguments: Shut the fuck up. Please. For the love of God.

Who is reading DU besides DUers?

Pole smoking: Do you do it?

You think your job is bad?

Gandalf was a smoker!!

The reason people start smoking threads in GD

Can anyone say 'ESCALATION'? Bush wants to continue his folly by

Some days, the outrage is just too much to handle.

How many DUers drink alcoholic beverages?

OK, now this is just messed up:

I don't smoke but

Smoking baby circumcised on mountaintop by lost climbers

I, for one, am glad about the ban on smoking that went into effect here in Ohio...

A "'pissed off' mom's" war story ~

Okay, I am SICK of it...

Gingrich uses Abe Lincoln to answer Obama experience question.

Democracy Needs Voices, Not Silence

Iraq on Brink of Becoming Failed State: Report

My first insane post , well maybe

N.O.W.: Sign The Giant Card To Speaker Pelosi

What's everyone using for AAR these days?

What is your favorite Christmas story?

Tell Congress: Speed Matters!

Dick Morris: I’m Leaving if Hillary Wins!

Image, if you can, there will be no primary before Christmas 07.

Feeling the Warming: Villagers in Southwestern China Grapple with Climate Change

Just saw something way cool... our local weather forecaster said

Take Their Troop Surge In Iraq And SHOVE IT

WHEN are we going to stop blaming the victim?

Son: Dad back at work 'sooner rather than later' (Tim Johnson)

Stop the presses! The First Lady is a Private Citizen???

Why is the US demonizing and going after al Sadr?

This post is not about smoking or lost climbers so don't read it

I don't care how it makes me look, but I DO NOT GIVE a FLYING FLIP about pickles

basing the end on the Iraq occupation on political gain

I say draft everyone in Vidor and Jasper TX and all sundown towns.

CNN Poll: Do you believe that Swift, and companies like it, conspire to keep wages down...

A picture of Pickles in dire need of captioning

Living off rats to surive in Zimbabwe

OREGON Search ended for lost sailors

I'm looking for a quote...

TV Newser: Carol Lin Leaving CNN

Now My Hair is On Fire About Climate Change!

you know, i'll bet The Saudi Royal Family has been calling bush's poppy...

GWU Law professor explains how Nifong and Durham County


Iraq to cost US $141bn this year

I think the White House and Congress should move from state to state every 4 years.

I got lost climbing a mountain once

Did Cokie Roberts wake up too? Roberts: America wakes to dying dreams, dead soldiers

the Jan. swearing in and congratulation parties for Pelosi

"Merry Christmas" victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Lovely Christmas message to share with your Conservative Christian neighbors

If you were an Iraqi citizen, would you be offended by...

FYI: Spike Lee's Katrina documentary available today on DVD.

Funny/Extreme Video Clip - Benny Hinn Religious Nut

What Does George Bush Mean by Our “Commitment” to Iraq?

This day in history: 12/19/1998 - Bill Clinton impeached

? About Will Pitt's new book

Where my tax dollars should (and should not) be directed...a wish list for Legislative Santa.

Could Laura Bush's cancer have been caused by her smoking?

Johnson's Son Says Senator Is Recovering

e.e. cummings for your Tuesday evening contemplation

Dear Santa......

Real talk: Why has Congress failed to conduct oversight?

A Letter to the President of Iran

US torturers guards interrogators, everyone involved, needs to be on a public registry

"O Come All Ye Black Folk" still raises anger. Editor maintains it was "satire"

Anthrax Vaccine Contract Voided, Thwarting Administration

Costs for Iraq war approach record - Pissing away more than $2 billion a week

Science the destroyer

Can someone else who's watching Tweety tell me

Al Gore wants us to sign a petition about global warming.

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Happy Hanukkah

I finally know now why Bush and Blair invaded Iraq

Glenn Beck likens outrage against Tancredo to "re-education" policies of USSR

Ho boy, Ari Fleischer may run for Congress

International Migrants Day December 18

What about the troops? What about the troops? What about the troops?


If We Surge 30-50,000--What if NK moves on SK, China moves on Taiwan??

Thousands gamble at new slots parlor at Philadelphia Park

Jon is making a complete ass out of Bill Kristol

Tweety on Hillary Clinton: "Is she convincing as a mom?"

History of 1907.

bizarre subliminal image in "Apocalypto" trailer

Military Role in U.S. Embassies Creates Strains, Report Says

Breaking: Cheney to Be Defense Witness in CIA Case

OK, Kucinich supporters, what has he accomplished

No power on Earth will stop bush from doing as he pleases, he wins, we lose

US general issues warning: politics must not interfere with 100-year “war on terror”

"Lifeless eyes. Black eyes."

Al Gore: Sign His MoveOn Climate Petition To Congress

New Pimp for the Bush Occupations

America's Class War

Wait 3 mos --You won't be able to find a Repub that even knows Bush!!!

Holidays Rough For Military Families

I am a liberal, Secular Humanist. I applaud human endeavor: be it mountain climbing,

CNN asks What was the top story of 2006?

"Threads" (1984 BBC Film)

So Pickles has skin cancer - BFD

Are you traveling over Christmas?

This is so unjust it is insane!

Happy Winter Solstice Season

I have completed my portrait of George W. Bush's soul.

Mass.: Coast Guardsman pleads guilty to distributing KKK material

Berlin police protect Mozart opera

The leg thing is a distraction.. nothing more..nothing less

The ULTIMATE progressive cred quiz!!!!1

You do know the difference between Sunnis and Shiites don't you?

Will Bush Pardon Libby ??

PREDICTION: Cheney Will Perjure himself during testimony

Oh shit

The triumphant return of rEpUbLiCaNhOtTiE

George Washington's Parish makes official its bigotry...

WWZD? Media, Mental Floss Tycoons and Treating Dandruff By Decapitation

CNN: Christian Companies are Okay!

What if it's the REPUBLICANS who initiate impeachment?

How Dems can build on 11/7 results: A Blue Tiger Prowls

Jay Bennish vs. David Paszkiewicz

on the lost climbers and false outrage

Let's clear this up: Are most Kerry supporters part of the liberal elite?

DU Charity Donation Drive, Day 1: Over $3,500 raised for America's Second Harvest so far!



Why Do People Swear In On the Bible?

In 1997 I was air evacuated from the Clearwater NF, Idaho

How will we bring back manufacturing jobs in america

Congratulations to DUer Ava - made Rolling Stone Mag 2006 Honor Roll List

Reduce your carbon footprint now!

Is the cost of this rescue operation on Mt. Hood really

My Toast to Rush Limbaugh letters gets a response

Chris Van Hollen, the new head of the DCCC

Gag me: Guess who's signed on with McCain?

Jon Stewart is kicking Bill Kristol's ass!!

FEMA's trailer parks and America's Second Harvest

Fooled Again: Robert Gates Lines Up With Bush:

Excellent Post and Comments over at TPC: " Should we Worry About Saudi Threats?"

CARTOON: Bush's Wonka World

Who gives a good damn about the First GOP woman's right leg?

"An Inconvenient Holiday" the Environmental Impact of our celebrations

Can Bush use military force without Congressional approval?

Ladies and gentlemen, Matt Damon.

Has anyone here ever participated in

If Scarborough didn't have Rosie, Jon and Steve

What do you think? Are we going to attack or invade Iran?

Congrats to DUer onyourleft! Folding@Home milestone! 100,000 points!

Hemp Oil

freek republic wants to shop for his "upper crust" wife...the have mores

Iraq Troop Buildup Idea Worries Generals

Sean Penn Hammers BushCo

CNN : Mini-Cars "Unsafe"

Kuddos to kid for exposing public teacher's Baptist preach-speak in school!!!

What happened to Texas kids seized under new meth law?

Kucinich Gets Poor Reviews In Ohio (second item)

Philosophical Question

Jonah Goldberg is a f..king psycho....

I fucking despise racism!

Righteous Outrage At Cost Of Rescuing Constitution Under Blizzard Of Snowjobs

Another Inconvenient Truth: Why aren't we working to reduce U.S. birthrates?

A simple way to help stop Global Warming

Good thing we won't have gay marriages sullying the sanctity of THIS union...

Shocking Study: Most Americans have had premarital sex

Privatization Of America's Highways

Mike Malloy talking of Impeachment now--saying that it is NOT up to

Out of Sight (100s of children in FEMA's trailer park)

A Steady Diet of Garbage

The Rascals Are Still In Charge (Paul Campos)

December Photo Contest Final Round

George Bush Must Be Impeached by the House of Representatives.

Tara shouldn't be given a second chance, She should go to prison

Bargaining Digest Weekly by Gordon Pavy, Dec 16, 2006

The Jailhouse...

Veterans For Peace video

Is there any security at all, psychologically? Part 1 of 4

Bush Sucks

Royal Society says to CEI: Cease and desist your lies!

(Following) John Edwards Webisode One: Plane Truths

Neil Young - Pocahontas


Tim Ryan Rocks D Ohio

Iraq war footage

Unseen Al Gore Campaign Video - by Spike Jonze

A not so bright, bloodthirsty megalomaniac who surrounded

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: 'There's a hunger to be inspired again'

WP, Dionne: 'The Real America,' Redefined

Whitewater revisited?

Ahmadinejad suffers in Iran poll

Pretty soon tony snow will be able to add the #3,000 to his repertoire

And The Democratic Front-Runner Is ... John Edwards?

Clinton Impeachment Day

White House, Joint Chiefs At Odds on Adding Troops

Arianna Huffington: A Surge of Insanity (by Harry Reid)

Has anyone here read Obama's "The Audacity of Hope?"

I think there will be an uphill battle in Florida for change in the party.

San Francisco Chronicle: Pelosi seeks input from diverse array of confidants

Dear Santa...............Georgie

Okay seriously now- about the candidates

Stuck on stupid

Real U.S. shortfall: $4.6 trillion in red

Now, most of the violence in Iraq coming from Shiite militias...not al Qaeda

Iraq on brink of disintegration: think-tank

Pelosi to Tap Van Hollen for DCCC Chairmanship, to succeed Emanuel

Newsweek Misses The Boat With Obama Vs. Clinton Cover

What's really behind the RW noise about Kerry's trip to the Middle East?

Dennis Kucinich interview from Congressional Quarterly

Time to kill the RW noise! In fact, Kerry is one of the best speakers!

Has the Media ever began election coverage THIS early before?

What did Kerry do recently that pushed the anti-Kerry threads?

Anti-abortion group: Stop 'heretical' Pelosi from going to church

Paul Rogat Loeb: How Democrats Can Keep the Youth Vote

ICG Report: After Baker-Hamilton: What to Do in Iraq

It's "escalation", not troop increases. Let's start using the right

Recent DCCC Chairmen, 1979-2007

John Edwards, Untucked

Update on Senator Johnson's Condition

So - does all this talk about the surging "way forward" in Iraq have you...

Opinion Piece - The Message Behind Obama-rama.

announced the deaths of three U.S. military 2,948 December 19, 2006

Media Blowing Laura's Cancer Out Of Proportion? I AGREE.

Snow Suggests Some Iraqi Deaths Are More Worthy Of Counting Than Others

why not want to be a bushy repuke???everyone wants to be a goldwater/reagan repuke

India, the treaty and signing statements. Once again the idiot

Already Started: 50 most vulnerable republican seats for 2008

GOP Senate Did One Thing in 2006: Kill Democratic Initiatives

How many think that Kerry can't win AND that the vote was stolen

I'm worried that Barack Obama is going to peak too soon

Bush 'brainwashed' Blair on Iraq pullout - Iraq VP

in 2008 senate election 21 republics 12 democrats up for reelection

"Hi, I'm Senator John McCain"...

We should want ANYONE to run who believes their voices add to the Democratic debate.

NEA Hopeful For Its Congressional Agenda, But Won't Depend Just On Dems

Iraq Insurgents Starve Capital of Electricity and this is what will happen

destruction of art/culture by Taliban in Afgan-PBS special on now

The Ghost of Christmas Future visited me and spilled a few beansover the eggnog:

The Clock is Ticking, Mr. President (Sen Harry Reid)

NYT: Hungry for Coverage: Edwards will announce candidacy next week in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward

Send a message to Speaker Pelosi via

Will a warm winter season signal a more credible Gore...candidacy?

Hey Clark supporters...Send the Democratic Party a message by joining this group.

McCaffrey says sacrifice 3-5000 more troops to "Bust their chops!"

virgil goode (full of sh*t-VA) Is this a joke????

Surge: A new way to be dishonest with the American people.

Turn to CNN! Town Hall Dialogue On Race. Set in Texas and includes Al Sharpton.

Becerra tapped for assistant speaker -- great choice

For what it's worth (or not) Rasmussen shows McCain leading all Democrats.

Virgil Goode (R- 5th CD, VA) Makes Complete Ass of Himself

Kucinich Gets Poor Reviews In Ohio (second item)

Holiday Flashback:A Very 1970's Christmas Greeting From America's Super-Wholesome Royal Family

Ugly Trend Behind Green Zone Jail Break

Science fiction goes political

Hillary 2008: Taylor Marsh Nails it...

Santa May Be Late This Year ...


Colin Powell Center For Policy Studies

So....Who is "International Crisis Group" saying Baker Plan Not Enough? Big Guns!

War with Iran ? .... Only if the insane Neocons ignore the Joint Chiefs

Clark, Edwards, and the Bar Fight

Al Gore: The Voice of Reality, 2006 (from Huffington Post)

The occupation's failure became clear in the first week of the invasion....Nasiriya.

Eating the Planet Like a Bag of Doritos for Jesus

Stupid effing wingnuts immunize Obama from anti-Muslim bigotry

Chris Matthews: "Not always so obvious to the cretins who got us in to this war that real people

Newsweek Poll: Hillary beats both McCain and Guiliani...

I don't get this beating up on Kucinich

Proof the corporate media is lying when they tell us that everyone thought there were WMDs in Iraq

Why Kerry Is A Bad Choice for '08

Dennis Kucinich's candidacy is as quixotic as