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Archives: December 25, 2006

View of 2006 from about 2020. Could it be.

Pelosi and Conyers-- Smarter than Impeachment

Paul Krugman:Helping the Poor, the British Way

Global Economy Faces A Dangerous Year

Shift in Congress Puts Health Care Back on the Table

Health interests gave $4M to Arnold

Iran’s Holocaust conference and the dead end of bourgeois nationalism

Christmas for Every Child

John Nichols, In Praise of Impeachment

Kagan: Send more troops to Baghdad and we’ll have a fighting chance

Lies and obfuscations

NYT: Pork No Longer Paves the Road to Re-election

Bob Herbert: The Ninth Ward Revisited

LAT: Expanding the military, without a draft (Lower Standards)

Fossil Fuels at Peak-Peak Food and Population Overshoot

Cities, towns step up global warming fight

Call for peace in Bethlehem

Qassam hits Ashkelon, damaging several buildings

UK newspaper: Jesus was a Palestinian

Jordan to host Abbas, Haniyeh to try to mend ties (Reuters)

A MUST READ- “Sharon, Why Did You Destroy My House?”: Operation Rainbow a Year Later

The test is yet to come (Ha'aretz editorial)

Rousing the religious demon

The Rise of Avigdor Lieberman *EDITED*

Israel Approves Removal of West Bank Checkpoints

Israel plans to ease West Bank travel rules

NIST CoverUp In Progress

Interesting new presentation: "9/11 Coincidence Theory"

Alarming 9/11 claim is found baseless

Merry Christmas to 9/11 dungeon dwellers

Voting machine maker hires ex-election head

Election Reform, Fraud, & Related News - Christmas Edition 12.25.06

Orlando Sentinal: touch screens a failure; time to drop them and go to pen and paper!!!

A Christmas Eve Update on the fight for FL-13's voters

Suicide bomber kills 3 in western Iraq

FBI Chided for OKC Bomb Investigation

U.S., European officials visit Fatah base in Jordan

U.S. Military Urging Iraq to Rein In Guard Force(linked to Sectarian Violence)

Tom Vilsack: ABH 2008

UK forces blow up Iraqi police HQ

Car bomb kills at least 5, wounds 8 in Baghdad

WP: Bald Eagle to Be Taken Off Endangered List

Poor records plague Bush AIDS effort

Cities, towns step up global warming fight

Russian official hails Iran sanctions (Bushehr still a go)

Spokesman: US Troops Detain 2 Iranians.(diplomats)

Interior, Pentagon Faulted In Audits

UK forces kill 7, blow up Iraqi police HQ. (Basra again?!)

Cocaine traces 'on Spanish euros'

Maine bans boozy Santa beer label

WP,pg1: Nonprofit Connects Murtha, Lobbyists: Ties to Pa. Group Mutually Beneficial

IRAQ: Smuggled oil hampering reconstruction

Today 40 bodies were found in Baghdad

NYT/AP: Senate and House committees, chaired by Democrats, planning Katrina oversight

Iran puts 17 oil blocks out to tender

WP: Democrats Pledge to Restrain Spending

British forces storm Iraq police station

Bolivia to deport Cuban dissident

NYT: Flaws Are Detected in Microsoft’s Vista

Santa Cruz schools rethink blood drives after gay student barred

UK raid angers Basra politicians

LAT: Alarming 9/11 claim is baseless, panel says (Able Danger)

James Brown is dead

NYT: U.S. Is Detaining Iranians Caught in Raids in Iraq

Merry, Happy, and Joyous Everything to Everyone!

Looks like it is going to be lion day at the old water hole, now showing is a male lion.

Merry Christmas.

Do you feel like you haven't been to church for a long time when

Just finished "A Christmas Story". Now, it's "A Christmas Carol"

Carol of the Buds : Merry Christmas

Marla the DU Lounge Rescue Kitty says "Merry Christmas!!!..."

have yourself a merry little christmas

Merry Christmas from this Naughty Girl.

I triple-dog-dare you!

I am changing my sig line but I need your help deciding on the image!

Have you ever seen anything that makes you feel like an ass for complaining?

Whoa... Morphine and Flexeril are kicking in!

The lions have a kill.

what time does Santa come to your house?

Merry whatever...

I just took cough syrup with Vicodin in it...Ask me anything!

An unabashedly sentimental video dedicated to you, DUers,

My christmas gift to all of you:

I had dinner with the shaggy DA,


It's 2:45 AM and I just called the police to stop this loud music across the street

Who wants to unwrap my package?

I think I've turned my right-wing sister-in-law against the war!

How many times do you use the same vowel?

Good morning and Merry Christmas

How many times do you use the same cowl?

How often do you use the same bowel?

Merry Christmas!!

So, what did you give your bog for Christmas?


Ever wake up with something on your head (warning - kitty pic)

The QUEEN MOTHER of Dirty Words!


Well, Call Me Wesley opened his "main" gift

James Brown dead

Nobody loves me. Everybody hates me. I'm going to the garden and eat worms! Sick for x-mas!!!

I left Santa morphine, a blotter of acid, and a Scarface pile of coke - how's the west coast today?

Rosie Roomba is running. Keeps banging into my door. And I keep thinking....

Materialism disturbs me terribly.

I'm forcing my way out of isolation to engage in Christmas revelry.

Bug: looks like a cross between a cockroach and a shrimp. What is it?! (no pic)

Cliff Huxtable's position Thread!

I just don't feel it


Where's MrsGrumpy?

It's after 8:30 am and I'm the only one awake!

I'm you. How about drinking cheap wine?

Onions and Christmas Trees

I dreamt again that I was drinking beers with *

Help!!! Daughter gone wild!!!

Christmas photos!

ok the hams in the

I'm shocked, I tell you shocked....

Thankyou to all you DUers

Me n' Ma wuz drinkin' last night and got to laughing how me

Who HASN"T opened any Christmas presents yet?

Apparently it is "doing a cutesie" to almost drop a box full of glass bottles

Is it even possible for Time to have come up with a lamer "Person of the Year"?

Here is where I went for Christmas Eve. Where did you go?

Merry Christmas from the hospital

Okay, everybody. Follow my lead. One... two... three... JUMPING JACKS!!

computer question WTF???

I'm drinking cheap wine. How about you?

Christmas family blowout stories! Post em!

I've been Elfed!

RIGHT NOW!! soft-core lion porn on africam


Anyone else have to sign for a sinus pill yet? I have to get another box

So, James Brown has stolen Jesus' thunder

Congratulations Maestro!! 10,000 posts

Charlie Chaplin left us 29 years ago today

The Customer of the Day proves some people should not breed

For all the fans of that camera set up on the African waterhole

I dread the inevitable rush job James Brown biopic

I like society

I'm forcing my way out of isolation to engage in Christmas Rivalry

Just got back home from the liquor store...

I had a very naughty dream about Keith Olbermann last night

Who the hell eats fruitcake?

Travel advice for Thailand needed.

One more sink of dishes to go.

africam: I heard that lions killed a cape buffalo this morning!

Pardon me, but who told the lie that Taylor Hicks could sing?

how long does percocet last in your whiz?

Could someone tell me what 12.49 English pounds

Who's the Best Photographer?

non-Christmas music thread

There are two ways to live your life.

i am sick and i want ice cream!!!

In-Law Hell and Cooking Disasters CHECK-IN Here!

Who here has photos on Flickr?

I dreamed I met Al Gore.

I dreamed we got Al Gore.

Is that the lion drinking?

Santa sure loves those only grandchildren!

Steve Winwood earworms. Uh oh!

Do you know DUers who NEVER come into the DU Lounge?

You travel back in time and kill your grandfather. What happens?

Has anyone seen Invisible Woman?

Were you voluntarily handcuffed during your first kiss?

My sister invited a Shi'ite Muslim for Christmas last night....

Looking to buy my first MP3 player any suggestions?

Sniff, Sniff... Charlie Chaplin and now James Brown

Just saw "The Good Shepherd"

How would you like your pumpkin pie?

James Brown, I miss you already

brother james brown singing-"christmas in heaven"-

Whatcha get?

The lions are still eating.

Lawyers, some help with a form?

REV REV REV ! ! ! ! ! ! OMG!

Stick a fork in it -- Christmas is DONE!

On new year's eve, I'm going out to celebrate.

Weirdest Santa photo I think I have ever seen....

Well my friends, I am leaving DU

Is there anybody here who did NOT wake up to a new Lexus in

How do you handle people who try and get you to go to church with them?

Bad Christmas pictures


Damnit .... Big Fish did it again ....

Maine bans boozy Santa beer label

Does anyone subscribe to Consumer Reports?

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Squirt Cheese...

Has anyone seen Bionic Woman?

Has anyone seen Celtic Woman?

I have been off line today, are the lions still at the water hole, I think I see them.

OMFG, the Wii is the coolest game counsel EVAH

Where can I get muscle-building steroids?

Yay Christmas is over

Is it Mrs. Grant or 'Mrs. Butterworth'?

I am madly in love with my Christmas present!

Any other Cassiopecia PocketPC E-125 fans here?

Worst thing

So, what did you give your dog for Christmas?

Christmas question: Thank-you notes

You don't have to smoke outside our house but.....

I'm thankful for food. My pre-Xmas dinner fare, enjoying right now, is:

New Year's Resolution

Ahhh...White Russians and marzipan.

Dear Santa,

What's the coolest present you've gotten today?

I saw the new Bond movie today, I wasn't impressed *spoilers*

Eagles gonna KICK Cowboys ass today!!

I need SNOW pictures!

Wow. Axis and Allies has changed.

Are you any good at wrapping presents?

The Bartle Test

Well, this has been a really good day...

My mother in law is such a bitch!

xmas gift: the 20 questions video game

Just saw Good Sheperd. (sat through it twice) Anyone else see it?....

Speaking of time travel, what's your favorite time travel story?

Eagles vs Cowboys in Dallas, TX

What does your family eat on Christmas?

What this country needs is more Billy Connolly...

Please help me name this new puppy


OMG! i just bought a homophobic plant

I had dinner with the assistant DA,

My Christmas Day - Wonderful and Awful, all rolled into one

Radio Lady Previews: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on tour throughout the U.S.!

Just got back from seeing DreamGirls...

Gift Juxtaposition Thread!

Religion does more harm than good - poll

What I found out about God...

To all my friends on R/T....

Santa Claus is why i became an Atheist at age 5, when i found out santa was a lie, i figured the

The Character of Jesus...

The Voice of God

10 myths - and 10 truths - about atheism

Gibbons Defend Against Predators With Song

New Jersey CIVIL UNION law..

anyone getting Liddell v Ortiz?

I want my fish poached!!

Eagles manhandle Cowboys, take lead in NFC East

Patriots - Take a bow

The end of suffering...

I see several posts about "The Secret", and I have been to the

Blessings to you all, my DU family!

Merry Xmas from the VA --Deemed Denied Ruling

What is American Legion?


OT: Any other Mass Kerrycrats going to the Patrick inaugural bash?

Merry Christmas Kerrycrats, from the MSM (yes really)

John Kerry has a nice holiday message for all on his blog

Effect of macro lens aperture on background lights

Happy DogMas

Did you say something?

Season's greetings, Beautiful Photo Group Peoples!

January Theme Poll

The 2 Wise Men

The Cannons of Christianity

Former US trooper who protested Iraq war released

Iraq massacre: US Marines 'will point the finger of blame at senior officers'

Organizational man?

Murtha Aide Says Charity Not Political

Well, guys

Peace be unto you all.

raids to deport immagrants?

Google obviously hates Christmas

2,969 U.S. troops now dead in W's war against the Iraqis


How many more days of G W Bush do we have to suffer?

Ok several people were mentioned that were the great ones in time magazine and mute CNN. Great sounds and non-sounds.

Good laugh for Christmas morning

What is the real agenda?

December will be magic again. Happy holidays to all of DU.

"only with their hearts would the shepherds by able to see ... the child God laying wrapped in

Merry! Merry! Happy! Happy!

I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body!

Pardon me, but who told the lie that Taylor Hicks could sing?

Please kick this thread

Tim McVeigh was seen with white supremacist weeks before 1995 Oklahoma City terror attack

Ethiopia is lying

A beautiful and timely Christmas story

Spokman: US Troops Detain 2 Iranians(Iranian diplomats)

Heads up: MSNBC hosting a "Christmas Crime Marathon"

Is the War on Xmas over now?

Gently comes the season of love.

Charlie Rangel's Christmas Card

Only song I want to sing at Christmas

Why do we continue to say PEACE ON EARTH and never see it?

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has bested itself again. I've often

so no-one got Peace On Earth this year - WHAT DID YOU GET AS A GIFT THIS YEAR?

Boy, 9, suspected in stabbing death of Dallas 2-year-old

Message from the "lib'rul media" about giving...

TV Newser: At CNN, "It's a very Larry Christmas!"

James Brown Obituary - Loved that Guy...

Here's to all the youngsters who have a parent or two in Iraq

I feel depressed on Christmas these days.

Keeping Iraq attack numbers under wraps

On This Day - December 25, 1989 - The first couple was executed

I remember in '67-'68, a kid strutting down our street singing 'I'm black and I'm proud'

Among TIME's People Who Mattered in 2006: The Winning Team: Reid, Schumer, Emanuel & Pelosi

Ex-cop plans 'Never Get Busted Again' video

Now that gifts have been exchanged...

One of TIME's People Who Mattered in 2006: John Murtha

One of TIME's People Who Mattered in 2006: Al Gore

Merry Christmas DUers!

There is brave men and then there are brave men.

One of TIME's People Who Mattered in 2006: Stephen Colbert

Kinda Creepy FR Christmas Post

Let's keep the "X" in Xmas! Merry Seasons' Greetings! Etc. Now please . . . CAPTION!!

Convince me net neutrality is wrong.

Merry Christmas to our Women and Men in harms way

A frightening thought I came across going back through my writings.

ROFL! "Pope makes Christmas appeal for children"

The Physics of Santa and His Reindeer

!!!!! Merry Saturnalia !!!!!

Unconfirmed- Leading Shi’ite leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani is dead

I'm glad the stores did not do well this year

"Merry Christmas and Please Don't Die"

Its a wonderful life considered commie propaganda by FBI

Katrina fraud could top $2b

In-Law Hell and Cooking Disasters CHECK-IN Here!

Eagles vs Cowboys in Dallas, TX

Poor Mitt Romney

What will be bush's legacy?

'Godfather of Soul' James Brown Dies

Brent Budowsky on the Mark Riley Show

The right's prison conversion

FAUX NEWS: "One Nation Under God" GINGRICH lectures on Separation of Church & State!

Now on FOX "News": One Nation Under God! Gingrich lectures on church/state

9 US troops killed in Iraq this past weekend. 83 this month alone. HOW LONG

Weirdest Santa photo I think I have ever seen....

delete - accidental dupe

Eleven fire victims ‘did mean something’

2972 Reasons Why The DSM is Important

Just a little something to positive to think about

It is always darkest before the dawn

"The Holidays Are Here" (and we're still at war) song - Must Hear

The Travel Channel will repeat Anthony Bourdain in Beruit @ 8 eastern

Medical tourism is the new wave of outsourcing from India

What are repubs going to do? Their primary choices are an insane man, drag queen, and cult member?

Looking up a 'free' credit report

Sex offender allegedly plots kidnap-for-pardon schemes

I don't buy conflict burgers and other food, conflict computers, conflict pharmacy products.

Violent Storms Hit Florida on Christmas (FLA DUers -- everyone okay?)

So much money, too few Ferraris

Merry Christmas and so long for now.

Voice of America: Bush heading to Texas ranch for a WORKING vacation

Power of Mischief- Spattered Remains of Precious Meal From A Pigs Trough

My Christmas Day - Wonderful and Awful, all rolled into one

Video of Rudy Giuliani in drag kissing Donald Trump

The Real Work of Christmas Begins...

Doro Bush on why Junior doesn't consult Poppy

Multiple DHS agencies may have violated funding law

Where have all the people gone?

!!!!!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!!!!

We Cannot "End the War Now"

South Korea offers prizes for prostitute-free New Year

One of TIME's People Who Mattered in 2006: Michael J. Fox

Has anyone heard anything new about the Senate's organizing resolution?

Can Somebody Please Explain US Economics to Me.

Detroit and the Auto Industry have been in decline for 40+ years (Interesting article from 1961)

We are all Jim...

Gold Star Mother: This Christmas should be no holiday for Mr. Bush

Socialism would be great

Sun Times: "Obama, on vacation in Hawaii, has decided to run"

Nancy Pelosi's Web Site is Down

Damned sad: Prussian Blue from Tehachapi gets press, but this girl???

Singer James Brown "Godfather of Soul" Dead at age 73

Merry Christmas and a Hopeful New Year from the Radical Fringe

Santa Claus The Great Imposter.

Local church gives away Starbucks gift cards to lure people to services.

DK: Merry Christmas...

War on Xmas claims first victims: Rash of anti-Semetic holiday vandalism hits Houston.

'The Out Of Office Countdown' calendar

What this holiday means to me this year and My Birthday

Katrina Fraud Likely to Balloon Past $1B

Owning homes on borrowed time (many homeowners stuck with bad loans)

Please DU this poll - Keith Ellison

Anyone with a few brain cells still working after Xmas Dinner?

Merry Christmas DU, Happy Hanukkah DU, Happy Days DU, etc.

On the O'Reilly Factor: "Liberals Give Less Than Conservatives."

FBI chided for OKC bomb investigation (executed McVeigh tosoon)

Should expired gift card money should flow to treasury ?

Best Documentary Film Ever.....

We had a surprise visit from Santa

To George Soros if you read DU:

Dedicated to our Wonderful Mothers

I was looking at photo's of the great depression

According to "dad" Joe Kennedy and Hitler were bosom buddies!

Bought a cheap Manger from China, and it has FOUR wise men!

"It's a wonderful life" - DU Style.

Bush "set to go out with a bang"; ready to do exact opposite of Baker-Hamilton

The latest on my battle with the neocons. (Update to the "Are You There, Lurkers?" articles.)

Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil

Bush-Watchers Wonder How He Copes With Stress

Sermon on the FOX

Help with past thread

dateline nbc: to catch a predator -- what do YOU think?

Prosecutor: Mother's drinking led to newborn's death

Just saw "Who Killed the Electric Car?"

I just couldn't take my family's racist crap and left before dinner

Cindy Sheehan: And So This Is Christmas

The United States is Insolvent

Dangers of Zyprexa

free will is holy

Dreaming of a Black Christmas

Akinola shook a gay person's hand, and "sprang backward the moment he realized what he had done."

The Peaceful Crusader

One of Time's People Who Didn't Matter - Howard Dean

Merry Xmas! War is Over! (If you want it)

Ali G Interviews Raph Nader and some Greens

Dubya's other daughter

Christmas present - * tells the truth!

Bill Hicks at Oxford on Poppy Bush losing the election

John Lennon Happy Xmas War is Over

Sir, no Sir! (trailer from documentary) GI resistance

Olympia Dukakis "Fire His Ass!"

Michael Moore - Healthcare Olympics

Powerful Song - Should Be Edwards' Campaign Song #2

PNAC, the men behind the curtain

The Internet 101: Series of Tubes Music Video

What's wrong with this thesis? "Min wage should not be raised if small busnesses fail"

Another example of legalized murder by business

Der Mittenfuhrer throwing sharp jabs at Der Wafflefuhrer

Katrina fraud likely to balloon past $1B

Silence of the righties

Oh the Hypocrisy... a look at the 2000 GOP foreign policy platform

'Twas the Night Before Declaration

The Decider Hath Decided…

Rep. Maxine Waters urges diplomacy

Montana 2008... could be competitive

How long will the Iraq war need to keep going before dumb ass

Did Wesley Clark really say he "probably" voted for Richard Nixon?


Did I miss something,,, looks to me Jr and Sr did not do Christmas together

I am soo ANGRY at Bush Iraq. I could spit nails

According to Novak Obama is unequivocally committed to run in 08

Another reason to kick James Carville out of the party

Sen. Biden touts experience in 2008 bid

How can Edwards effectively compete with Obama?

"We went to the moon. Then we built a lot of Wal-Marts."--young person,

Obama strong in new poll, IL Sen. would beat McCain and Gooliani