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Archives: December 31, 2006


Bush Breakdown Dead Ahead?

The Nation: 'Gruesome.' 'Barbaric.' 'Politicized.' 'Farcical.'

Oil find off Cuba stokes fears in U.S.

Healthy? Insurers don't buy it

Arab News: Saddam Hussein Hanged for the Wrong Reason

Progressivism the Journey – How I approach Progressivism

Matt Taibbi for RollingStone: Keep on Hatin'

Robert Fisk: He takes his secrets to the grave. Our complicity dies with him.

U.S. Buries the Truth: Saddam's Execution Eliminates the Main Witness against his Accomplices

While You Were at War . . .by Richard A. Clarke

Bush's Worst Year Yet is Now Here

The Low Profile: CNN and The New York Times Execute a Denial of History

Steve Jobs takes $1 salary again

He couldn't die fast enough for cable news (And Grace Still on Laci Peterson)

The President's praise of fair trials and the rule of law by Glenn Greenwald

In Iraq, 'it's us versus death' (Mosul CASH Medical Unit)

What the Number 3000 Hides - Informed Comment by Juan Cole

AP: Top 10 News Stories of 2006 by BarbinMD

Who cares, says a mom whose son died in war (Saddam's Hanging)

Ex-Giant's death still a mystery to his friends(Halliburton/Sugar Land)

A Hornet's Nest

U.S. engineers battle globalization impact

How Washington and London helped to create the monster they went to war to destroy

Tariq Ali: What's Good for Saddam May Be Good for Mubarak or the Saudi Royals

How Our National Coward Describes War

Philip A. Farruggio: Happy New Year...The Clock is Ticking

A Nation Soaked in Blood Tears Itself Apart

Family clues to Iraq's missing oil billions

"Cotton Industry Concerned Over Weed", herbicide resistant amaranth

Pledge To Be A Climate Messenger

Reduced Emissions - Java-logs produce significantly fewer emissions than firewood:

James Hansen - 10 Years To A "Different Planet" In Absence Of Changes In Energy & Economic Policies

Help me out, please: "Recycling one aluminum can...

Climate Change: The Crack of Doom?

Gazprom hopes to sign gas supplies deal with Belarus later Sunday - RIA Novosti

Oz Acting PM "Shares Bush's Passion For Green-Friendly Options"

Russia's Meteorological Agency Records All-Time Record # Of "Dangerous Weather Events" In 2006 - AFP

2006 Eight-Driest Year On Record For Melbourne - Courier-Mail

Last Australian State Ends Large-Scale Land Clearance For Farming - Reuters

2006 China's Hottest Year Since 1951 - AP

David Swanson on Ethics of Palestinian Resistance (Ted Honderich's new book)

Killing of Palestinians Triples

Ted Honderich's "Right and Wrong and Palestine, 9-11, Iraq, 7-7" review by Swanson

Burlington group gathering signatures for 9-11 ballot question

Good discussion of the physics...

2006: A Year of Many Critical Breakthroughs for 9/11 Research

Has this forum influenced the way you think about 9/11?

"Best of 9/11 Truth MEDIA, 2006"

Hurry -- Vote NOW on CNN for Ian Inaba -- Video the Vote!

Leter to request Holt Bill be amended to allow paper ballots needs signers

Election Reform, Fraud, & News Sunday 12/31/06 - FL 13 Shame on You Judge Gary!

ALERT! GOP Seizes PA House - big move to again stall VVPB Bills likely in PA!

Iran Grants Iraq $1 billion Loan (for reconstruction)

Bombs and a rocket kill 4, wound 13 in Baghdad

Video shows taunts at execution

PM: Embassy bombing suspects in Somalia

No One Can Stop bush...?

US soldier killed in Baghdad is 2,999th death

Editor&Publisher: 'NY Times' Only Major Paper to Show Dead Saddam on Front Page

Torture of Argentine witness resembles `dirty war' tactics

Romania and Bulgaria celebrate joining EU

Russia-Belarus gas deal reached

Oil find off Cuba stokes fears in U.S.

CNN: Hussein buried in same cemetery as sons

Union (International Association of Machinists) Leaders Embrace New AK Steel Offer (rejected in Oct)

Reuters: Artillery rains down on Somali Islamist bastion

US 'licence to snoop' on British air travellers/ Telegraph UK

WP,pg1: At the Capitol, VIP Roll Call Has Many No-Shows: Washington could have done better by Ford

(Rep Heather) Wilson(R-NM) Opposes Troop Increase (After Iraq Visit)

Prisoners riot in California, 51 hurt

Cuban President Vowing Recovery

WP: Bush Has Quietly Tripled Aid to Africa

NYT/AP: GOP Senator Lugar: Bush, Congress Should Discuss War: Doubts wisdom of troop increase

Bloggers urge Hagel to seek presidency

BBC: No Arab Euphoria At Saddam Death

Bombs explode in Thai capital; 12 hurt

NYT: Rush to Hang Hussein Was Questioned

Bush mourns death of 3,000th U.S. soldier in Iraq

Democrat gives GOP Pa. House majority

NYT/AP: John Edwards Opposes More U.S. Troops in Iraq: Calls proposal "McCain Doctrine"

U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Reaches 3,000

Poll: Americans see gloom, doom in 2007

LAT: Down syndrome screening advised for all pregnancies

China chokes on a coal-fired boom

Criminally Bad Elf...tonight's brew

Remakes of classic movies you hope Dakota Fanning never stars in.

Is this a sex thread?

Revision history at its finest...

It's quite possibly the last "Post your desktop thread!" thread of 2006!

Marvel Zombies Vs. the Army of Darkness- The Internets Commence Masturbation

Question for those who took the brain gender quiz...

My avatar is telling me naughty things.

Why the fuck an i stil awak e?

Gerald Ford is dead today and I'm gay.

If you cook turkeys..

Have you ever put whipped cream on grape tomatoes?

Of the latest batch of three, which celebrity's death affected you the most?

Donald Pleasence

Good morning DU! I'm handing out the caffeine right here.

Dick Cheney's Google searches

Chuck Liddell fighting Renato "Babalu" Sobral

The Big Chill people went to Michigan State, right????

It's 40 degrees out and has been raining all night.

This the second time I've been shot at this month.....

These lyric are from where.....

Why is this both hysterical and gratifying?

Strike etiquette

Jeff Gannon (remember him?) website sponsored by hot tubs, saunas and barstools

Just made an awesome nacho topping for the party tonight

What New Year's Eve coverage will you be watching this evening (if any)?

Fore Shame

Cooks: help me make a soup (or something) with these ingredients:

Cabin Fever: Myth or Modern Scourge...

Queen, live at Wembley Stadium, 1986

Anyone else think Saddam shouldn't have been killed?

Elephant at the watering hole.

What's a good RapidShare-esque file storage site?

Grace Jones ..... I love her!

Aaaw.. Tiger Woods is gonna be a daddy.. I bet that's gonna be a cute kid.

Question about those 2mil Hajj pilgrims...

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Sun 12/31/06)

Man, was that a snowfall!!!!

Need opinions on Guilt choices

Anybody try Black and Decker's Scum Buster?

Describe a future human evolutionary development.

I hate incomplete lyrics

4 to go to 5000!

You cannot, however, shame me until your shamers run out.

Congratulations question everything! 10,000 posts

This is the 50 state capitals game.

You can flame me until your flamers run out, but -

You know what someone should invent?

Where's Robb? I'm making maque choux for New Year's Day lunch...

Another year over.. I wish you all peace on this new year ahead.

I just Pumped It Up!

"Wal-Mart: A Wretched Hive of Scum" from Something Awful

You cannot, however, flame me until your flamers run out.

YES!!! America's most hated team loses - Dallas Cowboys lose!!

New York's alright....

Woo hoo

Need opinions on Kilt choices

I adopted a senior dog last week

This video will break your heart.

Who else doesn't have a new years resolution?

You're the retarded offspring of five monkeys having butt sex with a fish-squirrel

A New Year's Message to the DU Lounge: Thank You.

Attention graywarrior and Rev_Acts: I, of course, did get the memo,

Music question.....

How about a scene from "A Night At The Opera"


Goals, resolutions......

Any California ppl remember Cal Worthington commercials??

Have you seen Rachel Ray's junk?

Hau`oli Makahiki Hou!

What should my grand "jester" be to ring in the New Year?

If you have me on ignore, don't post here

Happy New Year MissHoneychurch!

Spandex: is wearing it a Right or a Privilege?

Ms. Ashling is off to London on Wednesday.

We're making Chili for New Years!!!

Query letter: Would this make you want to read my book?

What does it mean if:

Does anybody have a

Anyone enjoy putting together jigsaw puzzles, I have one almost finished.

An exercise in hope and the hidden promise of tomorrow.

I needed a new monitor and I bought one. Why do I still feel depressed?

I've got a bad feeling about this...

I am eating some fried turkey, just fried about 45 minutes ago.


I just took down and packed up all the holiday decorations.

From snowy Conifer, Colorado, a very happy New Year!

It is 11:55pm in England

2007: The Year Of The......

996 and counting!!

My new manager showed up to a work event drunk on Friday evening.

Bud Bundy appreciation thread!

Happy birthday Catshrink & Nikia!!

25% predict second coming of Christ in 2007

Ted Bundy appreciation thread!

New Year's resolution thread

Which energy breakfast drink sounds better?

Who else will be around here at midnight??

For those who celebrate with alcohol, what will the choice beverage be tonight?

Taverner isn't digging the 80's fashion revival. Is it because:

Congratulations Judi Lynn!! 30,000 posts

Remember when the movie Hackers was cool?

Is it true that cutting out soft drinks will shrink your stomach and/or your weight?

What's the difference between a burglar and a peeping tom?

Oh oh, my guests just arrived.

what special dinner are you making tonight?

My sister gave my kid a toy boat

42" -ish flat screen TVs:

Happy New Year To All DUers!

"Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E... becomes final today..."

What temperature was it exactly 1 year ago in your area?

Why do people wear black to New Year's Eve parties?

Dog experts- Why does my dominant dog lick his pups?

If this mother had a brain she'd take it out and play with it!

Take care of the lungs.....

New Year - Flash Files


Happy Hogmanay!!

Hey,I met this cool guy from Argentina on IRC !

Gee! What's wrong with me! I type like an octopus!

We're having our New Year's food tonight, rather than tomorrow.

Sigh....I'm going to miss hip hugger bell bottoms

Oh oh, my breasts just arrived.

How are 80s heavy metal bands rememberd today?

My bedside stand and the front yard....

who will be at work at midnight

Let's play a counting game! I'll start!

Lake Superior State University says, "These words die with 2006, k?"

Vote for Taft, you dirty girl!!!!!!

You HAVE to listen to this clip of Howard Stern tearing Leno apart after Jay hired Stuttering John

Well... it's almost finished...

Any Bears fans here?


If I wanted to be naughty in GD

Mission not accomplished - should I stay the course or

Lewis Black guesting on Law & Order SVU!

Who's staying home this New Year's Eve

We've been here before. Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry".

Best party scene in a movie

What did *you* learn in 2006?

Happy New Year MJC.

High quality stream of the celebration in New York.

So show of hands, is anyone old out there? Are you guys acquainted? Then this song is for you.

Leave Your Baggage From 2006 Right Here!

Who will be watching Bears Packers game tonight?

Why are there no AA batteries in my house?

Happy New Years and I urge all D.Uers

So what's an 'auld lang syne' anyway?

How big is your Thing? Here's a picture of a Thing:

Everybody, shout it out with me!

I've mastered time travel. I'm in the year 2007, most of you are not.

Who here is spending the evening alone by choice?

"Cialis will not protect you from HIV"

Attention "diet commercial" haters! Here's a whole new one to hate!

The Lay of the Last Minstrel by Sir Walter Scott.

What are you listening to right now?

What's your art?

Brett Farve is retiring.

Egad! The Packers are beating the Bears 23-0

Minnesotans, check in!

Twilight Zone marathon on SciFi.

I hate "one size fits all" manuals! - a rant about bicycle building.

I'm a hot tub owner for the first time - give me advice

My New Year's Resolution

I was going to do something I had never done before tonight.

Make me say something nice about Rachael Ray

Okay, this is my moral dilemma. What would you do?

How many times can one mosquito bite you?

One last post before before I head to work

Has anyone here climbed Mnt Everest??

My New Year's present for REV_ACTS...

To all the lounge lizards who provide a great place to

Which is better, renting or buying a horse?

Happy New Year, DU...

Make me say something nice about Karl Rove

In honor of 2007 and Speaker Pelosi ....

It is new years eve. My wife and baby are out. it is 1115 pm.

Never Say Never

taking this time to write you a little regards...

Which is better, renting or buying a whore?

Animals at the waterhole.

Any freepers decloaking tonight?


I've got 15 or so minutes left in 2006

OK, who doesn't have a date for New Years Eve ...

Have you ever cried until you can't make anymore tears...

I'm making a time capsule. I'm going to bury it in one of the lesser-visited forums.

No revelry for me tonight, I'm about to hit the rack. Gotta work tomorrow.

i miss scoey1953, she was nice...

I want to wish you a Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Enjoy your Beatles albums before the shit hits the fan!

Dinner for one

Happy New Year from Kiev.

Happy New Year DU! This is my last post of 2006.

Hard core Beatles fans don't get upset ...

Before Matcom gets there, I want to wish you a Happy Nude Year


It's New Years Eve, and I'm stranded in a hotel in Mason City, Iowa.

How old is your computer?

Check out Africam, do we have a flood around the water hole.

THIS is my dream concert

Gotta do it...

Ok, my first attempt at a picture thread.

Rest In Peace: To those who left us in 2006

Etiquette question about serving champagne

This song is a new permanent earworm of mine. Fucking addictive!

All these myspace threads are great, but let's see some of your other sites.

If you could have anything at this moment, what would it be?

Firecrackers and New Years Eve.

Does anyone know who recorded this piece of music?

Start the New Year with a barrel of opossums.

My son adopted some sugar gliders...

Battling kittens. A video clip

Emmylou Harris on Garrison Keillor's broadcast tonight

what should I do this afternoon?

New Year's Resolutions 2006

What American Accent do you have?

Kitty people! I have a question

Odd-numbered years

Just so you know. This fondue rocks!

How, specifically, are you spending this New Year's Eve?

Which is better, renting or buying a house?


Favorite online personal photo gallery?

My dad died this morning

and ever since then . . .

So what's with the silence here tonight?

Religious question: Does "original sin" mean that babies are not innocent?

Ode to a flagellum

Massive ice shelf 'may collapse without warning'

Was Malcolm X gay?

Happy New Year. We're here, we're queer, we don't have to live like a refugee.

And a happy new year wish for all of us to hold on together. . .

No matter what they tell us .....

MMA fans?

Will Brett Favre be back next season?

We Charger Game Attendees come to this board now ...VICTORIOUS!

wow. is dallas in free fall?

The Jack Rabbit Chess Report for December 31: Happy New Year

"White Noise: The Light" movie to be released on 1/5/07

What are you grateful for?

Latest Energy Alert

Please send some light and healing to my hubby

I Hope this isn't an Omen for the New Year

Rick DiClemente's Starself Astrology Newsletter for January

Happy New Years Brother and Sisters with a Reminder of what we face

Happy New Year to each and every one of you fine people here.

10 Resolutions from wljk

New England Dems in Congress discuss cutting 'surge' funding

Dailykos diary to rec and comment ASAP

Edwards watch. ..

January Comment thread

Is anyone planning to go to the DC pro-peace rally in DC next month?

Happy 2007, everyone

Still here...

Went on a birding adventure today.


Portrait within a portrait - sort of

Hillary is in Trouble in Polls ...

Where is OBL?

Will Americans, now, start whining

Poor Edwards, was aiming at a low news week

Nicholas Kristof, why do you think it's a worthy cause to "rescue the Bush Legacy?"

3000. So Who's Counting? In Search of Peace, with Cindy Sheehan

Just watched on cable "why we fight," again

I know this is a conservative

HEADS UP ::: John and Elizabeth Edwards on ABC with Steph tomorrow

I don't get the Post's reverance for Gerald Ford (may he rest in peace)

A Great Soul and R&B Legend Gets Lost in the Shuffle Again

Howard and Bush - Morons

Plans To Up Retirement Savings May Garner Bipartisan Support

Saddam is dead. He's not around to kick anymore

Some final thoughts to finish out the year

Canadian military yanks embedded journalists -Allies concerned with truth leaking out

Tornado in crawford TX

uncensored video of Saddam's execution here (graphic)


No free rides

Most Americans not looking forward to 07 with optimism, I wonder why?

WHO CARES, says a mom whose son died in the war

Are We Headed for another era of Political Assasination?

Somewhere, Osama is smirking

The chimp's lynch squad looked like some nasty mutherfuckers..

Your top 5 favorite stupid people or events of 06.

What Dante said about Gerry Ford's "embargoed" criticisms

Saddam already a martyr

For those who missed the James Brown send off

Why are we still in Iraq?

I saw a car with a bumper sticker on it that would piss off H1B folks...

Sunday Comics and TOON page

Saddam hanging one more colossal Bush screw up--so what else is new

CHENEY:"Ford was almost alone in understanding that there can be no healing without pardon."

What a touching tribute to Condi..

Help! Pa. Dem State rep to vote for GOP Speaker

Stop yer whinin' ya sissy liberals, 58,000 died in Vietnam.

Where was Jack Ford?

Bush: Execution 'An Important Milestone'

Do You Think Bush Watched It?

"An Inconvenient Truth" being advertised at WHSmith on SkyTV in the UK

"Saddam Hanging Sends Message to Enemies: Don’t Mess With Texans!"

2006's most bizare image; George W "AWOL" bush

Happy New Year. Do you have your Tivo ready for the hearings.

John and Elizabeth Edwards on ABC's "This Week" at 10 a.m.

Fark is not normally a site known for rationality or propriety.

Can we start correctly referring to the neocons and their supporters a s "traitors"?

Mullah Dadullah- America’s new Frankenstein in Afghanistan

Anybody Notice The "pundits" Repeatedly Saying saddam's Assassination "Won't Have Much Effect" In Ir

Where's the brain

Need help with Rommel/Goebbels quote

Link to James Brown Farewell Video

We need to tax the rich and spend the money properly. .

More Bush - Signing Statement Abuse : Mail Can Now Be Opened Without A Search Warrant

Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson

(Make Your...) 2007 Predictions Thread:

Sober up and get ready to get really drunk! . . . Please come CAPTION!!!

Mosque plans trigger neighbor's pig races

Republics calling into WJ this a.m. begging Dems not to impeach *

But what are Freepers saying about Saddam's death?

CNN: Lieberman is more hawkish on Iraq than Arlen Spector.

In memory of Ford and Nixon

The death by hanging of arab secular nationalism.

Bush honored with indian name *ROFL*

Your political awakening...

Russert had a pretty interesting show today....

I watched MTP cuz Woodward was on--Not ONE WORD about Iraq!

Bush Doctrine MUST be working - Bombs in Bangkok kill two

CNN: Just Reported 2,999 soldiers killed so far in Iraq.

Damn We Look Bad. Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any Worse...

Ford didn't heal nation, he paved the way for a Bush*

Will the media ask '08 candidates about blanket pardons of the Bush admin?

It's Deja Vu all Over Again by Cindy Sheehan

Saddam dead, so Blitzer whips up war fever against Al Sadr

Dalai Lama advice - good source for New Year resolutions:

it seems that we pay enough taxes to more than take care of all the Citizens in this country

Time elapsed clock since mishun accomplished

Signing Statement Watch - Bush under attack for signing statement made after nuke deal

Gerald Ford was born before the First World War

"Little Mosque on the Prairie" debuting on CBC next week.

Can any of you successfully discuss politics with someone who doesn't agree with you?

RIP: James Emerick Dean

It's simple---If you're for the Death Penalty, then you're for legalized murder.

The verdict is in: Higher minimum wages DO NOT kill jobs

NPR - Saddam's death quite different than reported.

passport RIFD chips

Denver temperatures in December 1.39ºC higher than average (up to Dec. 26th)

Does anyone know who keeled over at the Rotunda

Another question: Was Saddam hanged at American Army base or..?

Are there any laws against "War Profiteering" and if so why are they not enforced?

Freakishly warm in Central Ohio

Caption this photo.

Joe Lieberman In Bed with one of **Bush's Best Buddies?

so misguided, so locked into sloganeering . . .

Has anyone at all asked the government by what Jack Abramoff meant when he sent an email to a friend

If you were advising the US government..?

Where is a map that shows the area of coastal (global warming) flooding?

Letter from Van Hollen, DCCC, in my email today:

Hurry -- Vote NOW on CNN for Ian Inaba for Video the Vote

If * had been president during WWII

Thousands flock to see Saddam's grave

It's not just the United States that has a problem with Hate Radio

Is the chimp too busy to pay respects to Ford?

I highly recommend reading Chicana/Feminist writer Ana Castillo....

3,000 Lights for 3,000 Killed in Iraq

Ford responsible for East Timor genocide

Happy New Year! Enjoy life before the shit hits the fan!

"no attacks on USA in 2007" says the Amazing Kreskin on CNN.

We are fast reaching the milestone of 3,000 lives lost

Merry Hanging & Happy New Execution!

"Good thing Cheney wasn't in charge of the 21 gun salute!"

Let's add up this year - I get 820

DTime channel has an all day long "Yearbook" fest. Finally, something worth watching

LOL they kicked Art Buchwald out of the hospice after 75 days.


Another 10 most list... this time it is about civil liberty violations during 2006..

3000 deaths as of today

"Researchers: Warming may change Amazon" ! 'Grassy Savanna' Anyone?

Former symbol of poverty could face life in prison

George plays Hangman

3000 US Troops Dead. 0 WMD.

AMY GOODMAN on LIVE with Bob McChesney NOW ... stream

More and more each day, I'm convinced that the next President of the United States will...

Which is the bigger Iraq story?

When did society start falling apart?

In case you missed it the first go around: CSPAN; 3:30 eastern

The real reason Saddam was dispatched

Dan Senor's 527 targeted Ned Lamont while Dan supported Lieberman.

Today: Correspondent's Dinner W/Stephen Colbert

Bush mourns death of 3,000th U.S. soldier in Iraq (while on a weeklong holiday break at his ranch)

Psychiatrist says Bush needs to be impeached for the good of "we the people"

Was America founded on principles of Greek Mythology?

Fernando Marcos and Fidel Castro Workout Video on Fit TV

GOP Sen. Specter: I'm Not Giving Bush A “Blank Check” For Troop Escalation...

LAT, Chait: Ford's '76 defeat among worst things to happen to American liberalism

The IED Hunter

Universal 401(k) Accounts Would Bring the Poor Into the Ownership Society

Vote-Match Quiz & Maps: Objective Comparison of Candidates

Why not show him hanging, his kids were shown blown to bits?

NBC: Saddam’s Execution Could ‘Fuel The Civil War’

bush sr had a thousand points of light, jr has 3000+ points of suffering and death

"Presidential prayer team": Give thanks that Saddam was executed!

Good news for insomniacs - Art Bell has moved back to Pahrump

Next time some right-wing moran says "Global Warming is a myth..."

Religious question: Does "original sin" mean that babies are not innocent?

Poll: Americans See Doom and Gloom in 2007

its snowing for the first time this winter here in south central Iowa...

3,000 Dead US Soldiers = Merry F***ing New Year

The Good Tyrant: A Timely Look at the Right's Moral Relativism

New Year's Eve, Crawford, Texas (cartoon)

Animal Sacrifices Maim 1,400 in Turkey

We need another supercarrier like we need another hole in our heads!

"No way out: Our men and women in uniform were cannon fodder for Bush"

Kansas City has received ZERO snow in December...

Ken Starr is to dirty Sex as George W. Bush is to Terrorism

This from the Grand Canyon website


Anyone watching Nixon Funeral on C-Span? Clinton Speech.......

Has anyone else noticed this political trend....

Is Nathaniel Given the 3,000 soldier to die in Iraq?

A New Year of Peace, Prosperity, Hope

Two years ago today....And my post for 2007

Killing of Palestinians Triples

In these times; is it proper to live together prior to getting married?

the Future of Joe Lieberman

Non-US DU'ers! I have questions about your healthcare systems.

Total War on Terror

Until lions have historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter

Cops Taser snake to save handler

Do you think they might have hanged one of Saddam's look a likes?

The History Channel has been showing end of the world shows

Will you attend a peace vigil tomorrow?

3,000 deaths ... so what?

In about 5 hours, Y3K begins.

As U.S. drum beat for war grows louder... “Leave Us Alone,” Iranian Reformers Say

So, for my 1000th post....

How many are going out to celebrate tonight?????

Half page ad in WashPo today from "Iranians" who want our support to bring "democracy" to Iran

OK, what fool plan will Bush come up with to "win" in Iraq?

What else can Bush screw up beyond all recognition?

New Years Resolution with Light Comedy

What is biggest difference between voluntary army and draftee army?

Any Michigan fans in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl?

MEXICO :: Mazahuas Choose Jail over Going Without Water

Hussein family plans presidential library near burial site

Muslims 'refuse anti-MRSA gel

Is Al Sadr on our side or are we on Al Sadr's side?

Please help me with an al Jazeera poll

Saddam's hanging in entirety. NEW VIDEO.

25 percent of Americans anticipate the second coming of Jesus Christ in 2007

3000 dead Americans in Bush's oil war is a non-story.

Regarding Saddam....

The best video clips of 2006

Last "Mother Jones Radio" show on Air America - is AAR down the tubes?

Is the new Dem majority in Congress giving Republicans

A Happy New Year ya'all

Over 3,000 young Americans DEAD - and here we are focusing on one dead Iraqi dictator?

Do you have fireworks going off?

How pissed off will Gerald Ford be when he doesn't receive...

Peer pressure and staying home on new years (for those home tonight)

Happy Dem-controlled New Year, DU !

May 2007 bring Peace on Earth

There's something about seeing a pic of Bush that makes me feel

Make an end of year contribution to Feingold's Progressive Patriot's Fund!


To all those annoyed with MSNBC for practically shutting down the past two weeks

What happens when people deplete their savings to care for their aging parents -

2007 Republican Out Pool--Join the fun!

Did Bush skip Ford's funeral because he was afraid Ford would

Garrison Keillor's New Years special on PBS now:

Nathan Given (for Th1onein)

IWR - who sponsored it? Who co-sponsored it? Should any of these people get our vote for POTUS?

14-year-old set to become youngest person to sail solo across the Atlantic

great picture of John & Elizabeth Edwards in law school

Jon Corzine selling New Jersey Highways to the highest bidder

You know why I decided to take a break?

OMG..."Faces of the Dead"......NY Times

SEN. McCAIN: Mm-hmm.

Hussein the Rabbit

My Uncle in TX wants to know... W boycotted Gerald Ford's Funeral

25 percent of Americans anticipate the second coming of Jesus next year

Sorry to Cause Worry

So, did Dan Senor say he worked for Joe Lieberman's campaign?

Well, fuck....this was really hard for me to read.

There have been a lot of threads pushing Edwards, but I see very little substance

Letters To America - Where Do We Go From Here?

Let's just pardon bush for all his crimes so that the nation can 'heal'.

A Beginners Course for Freepers (How to get on DU and stay)


America + Bush = neoFASCISM

Can you support the death penalty even though it's not 100 percent accurate....

Q: Were the black hoods Americans or Iraqis (or both)?

Sen. Leahy considering Amendment to not fund troop 'surge'

I don't have TV so:I have a question about the Iraqis reaction to Saddam's hanging:

Ben Franklin's Year End Thoughts on Bush

Do you, personally, feel pandemic flu is something to worry about?

No One Can Stop bush...?

Last Year at Midnight, I pumped 15 Rounds Of 40 Caliber

Not Everybody Loves Patricia Heaton

It can take up to three weeks to get his body back....

please.. please.. PLEASE reframe the healthcare objective

Bush's neice comes out

just received a recorded phone msg from Charlie Rangel (D, NY)

Keep this baby away from me, and CAPTION

Did you ever wonder what an abandoned NSA installation looks like?

Which of the 2008 Dem hopefuls is most authentic? We have an answer to that:

John Edwards on ABC This Week - he just became my fav for 08

New Riverbend post. Her interpretation of the lynching is much different than CNN's

My son left for his third tour in Iraq today

Iraq war illegal ! So what laws ?

Time to crank some tunes: Official DU drunken hermits New Years thread

Those we lost in 2006: (one list, add any missed if you can)

Birth of the first global super-union (Happy New Year workers)

My friends all

Happy New Year, everyone...

History Does Matter: Demonization Began With Deception.Saddam Meets w/April Glaspie 1990


Democracies created by the US - I need a list.

A Very Hopeful 2007 to all of DU from Mannheim, Germany

"Surge"/ McCain Doctrine

John Bolton started another war before he left.

How can you be pro choice but have a problem with the death penalty? (Cont'd)

Psychiatrist Carol Wolman compares US public to an abused spouse

"Life under Saddam was much better than it is now"

One more reason to despise Ford

You know what's cool about America?

Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison

What was the most pathetic attack coming from the Right in 2006?

The Saturday Night Theft of the PA House (DINO switches vote)...

wouldn't Elizabeth Edwards be a helluva First Lady?

Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you: Mr. 3000 (idea by SoCalDem)

What would our country become if Republicans got their way and

Three hours of interesting conversation with our Muslim landlord

"in his farewell presidential warn that the war profiteers had an agenda of their own.."

Is there some math equation that shows the older you get, the faster the year goes by?

Dear Friend, I was wrong.

Bin Laden reacts to Saddam execution

Left Behind.

Whatever happened to the terror attack Britain (or Europe?) was supposed to get over the holidays?

Robert Fisk: He takes his secrets to the grave. Our complicity dies with him

This enrages me. It's Viet Nam all over again.

How Washington and London helped to create the monster they went to war to destroy

Theologian in a major lather over "African American Xmas Dinner"

Wasssamatter wid me? How did I miss this till now?

Why do we have a morbid fascination with executions?

Did anyone bring up Ford giving immunity to the Nam draft evaders ?

NYT Breaks Bush Admin Rules & Shows Faces Of Dead

Anyone watching Mike Gravel on CSPan1

Several police officers indicted of gunning down civilians during Katrina aftermath in New Orleans

2006 Darwin Awards are out...

Poverty and obesity

How many feel positive political change in 2007?

I was very impressed with Edwards on This Week.

In 2008

U.S. Death toll hits 3000 in Iraq

We Will Remember - The year of Republican corruption and scandals in review

Sean Hannity is a disgusting ass sucker!

Right before his death, 2 of Saddam's executioners hailed Moktada al Sadr

Pelosi and newly elected Dems will decide whether Iraq war must be taken to the streets in

"Whatever you do might seem insignificant.....

A Year End Tribute To George W. Bush- (P)RESIDENT, WAR CRIMINAL, DOOFUS

Attention! Look what's on PBS tonight

Could Matt PUDGE just GIVE IT UP and retire, besides (suggestion removed) n/t

Serial child murderer executed

The moment Hillary stumbles, Gore comes through the door. Per Tweety.

Colorado Woman Selling Snow on eBay

A friend of mine went back to her maiden name

OK...I was wanting to post a video for New Year's Eve

Woman castrates man with bare hands at Christmas party

Al Michaels: "I don't know if global warming is fact or myth..."

3 months after 9/11, Bush said it had been a "FABULOUS YEAR" for Laura and him

Juan Cole: What the Number 3000 Hides.

Steve Earle is doing his music show on AAR now

Independent frontpage on the bleak outlook for the New Year

The Truth about Food (video)

Three Thousand Wake-Up Calls In Iraq

Iran 'needs nuclear power' (says US National Academy of Sciences report)

Bush gets new name from Indian chiefs

Half a million gorcery workers up for contract negotiations

Howard Dean spoke at TiEcon in May 06....several segments.

Living In America

To ring in the New Year: A Farewell To Douchebags

Fischerspooner: We Need a War

The New Rulers of the World

Hollywood Brainstorm

Arkansas Project - How the NeoCons planned to destroy Bill Clinton

We Will Remember

Happy New Year.

Let's Get 2007 Started! Congratulations Speaker Pelosi!

Activist Assaulted by Cop at Lockheed Martin Protest

Bush - Er, uh. wah, wu

John Lennon Happy X-mas (Was Is Over) with War Footage

campaign finance reform

Sic semper tyrannis

Fox Asshat Commentator, Mike Gallagher, makes laughable comment about Ford Funeral No-Shows

"Bush and Tony Blair should be proud of their resolve in the face of so much doubt."


An Email and Request From Blackbox Voting- Lots of info!

Thousands rally for John Edwards in Chapel Hill

The "Don't Tell Mama" thing

Does Anybody Have A Link To Last Years DU Predictions For 2006? ....

The Passing of a Dictator

Well, as usual, it was fun. But I think my butt has welded itself to the sofa

For those who think this country is ready for a african american to President read this

Do subject lines influence political opinion?

Blue collar workers, professionals, business owners and welfare mothers

Both husband and wife injured in Bush's wars...

Favorite Ford accomplishment

Star Quality. how much does it matter?

A lot of disruption going on on the DU boards in the past couple of days

prediction thread: Who will declare they're in the race next?

If Edwards doesn't get Nomination...would he run better with Hillary or Gore?

Edwards amazed at crowd numbers, "I went outside and stood on a chair to talk to them"

Thr truth about my ONLY Repubican Friend!

Restoring our self-image as can-do Americans, not hangmen...

Why 3K: How many more?

Edwards has a noble platform, but not a winning one

May we see better times, I offer a requiem for 2006

Edwards slams 'McCain doctrine' for Iraq

Full Transcript: John and Elizabeth Edwards on 'This Week'

must read; this was posted on huffpo as a reply by SuiJuris (will check the exact name and edit)

Dem Response to State of the Union

The evening of the next day after the 3000 death

Three thousand. Why?

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury arrested in Germany

What should be the Democratic Party's New Year's Resolution?

history repeats itself again

Jeb Bush wants us to remember his legacy. As if we will ever forget.

Wonder What Unions Do? Here’s a Sample

Help! Pa. Dem. State rep to vote for GOP Speaker

Declare Supreme Court Justices Enemy Combatants

Guess who tops the 20 dumbest People, Events, and Things of 2006!

Bush Iraq Troop Increase is a message to Dems: F---You

Everyone Needs To Lighten Up About the Saddam Hussein Hanging

Joe Lieberman In Bed with one of **Bush's Best Buddies?

WP A1: Clinton-Obama Differences Clear In Senate Votes (Records Can Be Baggage In Bids for WH)

Gov't, Industry Join in E. Coli Fight

Bill of Wrongs - The 10 Most Outrageous Civil Liberties Violations of 2006

Conservative Blogger picks Edwards as Democratic Nominee

John Edwards must really be a huge threat

Reflecting; milestone marker 3,000 US military deaths in Iraq - Who else has seen Vietnam Wall in DC

Can Bush be tried, convicted and jailed without impeaching him?

Caption this pic.....

We're Gonna Chase Them Out Of Our White House

08 candidates and Universal Healthcare positions.

2006 - A Year-End Rantrospective

Why I don't, PERSONALLY, like John Edwards - it has nothing to do with Clark

Smedley Butler on Interventionism

Media Matters Year End is quite depressing...

Okay, Clarkies, what's the story?

Chavez Censors TV Station RCTV & What You Won't Hear From American Media

The reason the IWR is important

Analysis of the actual language of the IWR

why the IWR vote doesn't matter