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Archives: December 30, 2008

New Lang Syne 2008 (Thank God It's Over)

A simple diagram illustrating the timeline of events in Gaza

"Many Gaza dead are civilians"... They're ALL civilians,

RAW STORY: Report: Military may have to quell domestic violence from economic collapse

Pat Robertson salivates for the apocalypse re: Israel

Damn it's after midnight already! See how time flies here. 20 days will be up in no time at all!

Quick, how much would you think the cheapest Yaris is?

Mother Raises Son With Father's Wisdom (Father killed in Iraq)

Why should I "support" a country that doesn't admit that it was founded on robbed territory?

Why should I "support" a country that doesn't admit that it was founded on robbed territory?

Police: 'Jena Six' teen shoots self, is treated

Do you approve of such acts as slaughter of innocents and genocide?

Atlantic City Bleeds as Would-Be Gamblers Pay Bills Instead

Snapshots of the Economic Meltdown: Department stores and vendors feuding over discounts.....

A Sniper In the War on Christmas

Unrest caused by bad economy may require military action, report says

CNN reporting Gaza aid boat with Cynthia McKinney on board rammed by Israeli patrol boat

CO town lost 1 million gallons of water??

Vigilante killer Ellie Nesler dies at 56

Israel and the huge disconnect in America

When textile quotas end this week, will U.S. jobs go, too?

Mods: Here's to you. Thank you very much

Washington Journal: What should the U.S. do about what's going on in Gaza?

Judge Rejects Class-Action Status In Katrina Trailer Lawsuits

How come "Latest Breaking", "GD" and "GD:Presidential" are full

was Palin's grandson named Tripp in homage to "she who brought down Clenis"?

In this dumpy economy, I remember Marshall Fields, Kreseges, Woolworth.......

Should they have cooking segments on Morning Joe?

Detroit and oil companies in cahoots?

Rep. Matheson (D-Utah) again fights automatic Congressional pay hike

Was George Orwell the first conspiracy theorist?

Pakistan Closes Afghan Supply Route

From November: "US Puts Pressure on Israel to Refrain from Attacks"

EXCLUSIVE: RNC draft rips Bush's bailouts, slams him as "socialist"

Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

Poof goes the GOP

Family statement suggests woman took own life by jumping off cruise ship

Admit it. You'll miss this!

Tom Tomorrow: Thanks for the material, George W. Now get lost!

This Modern World: Thanks for the material, George W. Now get lost!

Under Bush, OSHA Mired in Inaction

Is Israel committing genocide?

Like, you betcha' you know....this Kennedy speech thing is HUGH!!1!

Boehner, McConnell Demand Hearings On Obama Stimulus

Honey laundering: A sticky trail of intrigue and crime

'Not A Big Reader'

How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as mass murderer warcriminal

Israel verses Gaza--

April 12th, 2001...

Larry Wilkerson: Bush was ‘Sarah Palin-like’ in his knowledge of foreign policy

I think I'm going to gag.

Republicans: "Magic Negro" Song Good For RNC Candidate - Saltzman may win

A shirt I missed.

Ooops the Palin birth is a People scoop

Today's Washington Post had only 7 job ads

I wonder if two shoes and shitstain are worried about prosecutions

Proof that Ford execs should be FIRED- NOW - Before it's too late

Tune into Hartmann. He interviewing a guy who covered the NOLA Martial Law

Honey laundering: A sticky trail of intrigue and crime

Guest view: Free Choice Act good for America

US tacitly backs Israel offensive

US tacitly backs Israel offensive

I'm having an acupuncture for my bad back pain.First time - I'm scared. Tell me what to expect.

Almost one in 10 Floridians on food stamps

Who is minding the store ??

Blago Names Obama's Replacement

When you read DU, do you become really depressed?

Describe 2008 in 3 words or less.........

Thom Hartman discussing the Katrina Vigilantes right NOW

Thanks for the material, George W. Now get lost! (Tom Tomorrow)

Tennesseans With Sludge-Destroyed Property: "Clean Coal Is A Myth"

Krugman: GOP has ‘no coherent theory’ behind obstructing economic stimulus package.

Is it Tamryn Hall or Tamron Hall??

I finally figured out the entire name of Bristol Palin's kid!

Will fire set off cluster bombs left behind after a war?

After Backing Massive Wall Street Bailout, McConnell Plans To Block Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan

Geez, CNN certainly doesn't care about trying to mask any anti-Blagojevich basis do they

Geography Gaza Strip - Palestine

Inaugural Weather!

Honey laundering: A sticky trail of intrigue and crime

Kerik Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges

Is it really George W Bush's fault ??

I asked the Good Fairy to bless Bristol's baby with the gift of enlightenment and wisdom

Taliban rebels are beheading and burning their way through Pakistan's Swat Valley

Funny how Sarah names "her" child Trig........

Treasury More Likely To Seek Other Half of Bailout Fund

From artofobama.com

Chinese drywall causes problems on the Treasure Coast

Thieves knock on wrong door, awaken detective

Pelosi: US must stand strongly with Israel

Calculus of War. In Principal.

Bill Clinton officiates at the funeral of a local educator/coach

Economic Recovery Plan May Fatten Take-Home Pay for Workers

The Bush administration took the same cease-fire stance regarding Lebanon

Report: Blago to pick black former state AG, Roland Burris, to Obama's vacated Senate seat

DNA test Trig and Tripp now!!!!!

that F'n Wet Brain Alcoholic AWOL Draft Dodging Psychotic Narcississy is setting up Obama to walk

Women, kids slain in Congo church massacre

Humanitarian aid boat in international waters rammed (3 times) by Israeli navy;

The Global Elite: The 50 Most Powerful People in the World (George Bush not among them)

"When coal releases into the water, the mussel population goes into deep freeze"

Cruise ship victim was a journalist and Florida Election Poll Worker

Dining on a dollar a day

Crude Oil Rises as Israeli Attacks on Gaza Roil Middle East

The US better get this supply line mess fixed ASAP. Don't send soldiers until they do!

McKinney Relief Boat Reportedly Attacked

Bob Herbert-Adding up Bush Damage

Russia Professor predicts the end of the US

Obama should engage Hamas, former U.S. envoy says (Zinni) - CNN

Senate Leadership: Burris 'unacceptable'

Does anyone else feel the 'Cheney' imprint on the Israel plan?

NASA reports graphic details of Columbia deaths

Blago pulling end run around everyone; will appoint Roland Burris

Hamas had it's tentacles around Gaza - WH hack on GEM$NBC

IL SoS White will try to reject Blagojevich Senate pick

Former Merrill Lynch executive pays 37 million for NYC apartment (with taxpayer money)

Obama should not be vacationing.

Calculus of War. In Practice.

BBC: Sarah Palin 54th Most Annoying Person of 2008.

Well it looks like the battle lines are being drawn and it is not where you might think

Iraq Readies Torture Museum On Saddam Anniversary

Let's hear Senator Reid speak from his high horse now

Why do we stay Catholic? Here's one response:

This shows you the shithole that politics (and politicians) is in Illinois

As Bush Exits, Expats Staying Put

TEDTalk Tuesday: The Year in Review

Blagojvich press conference coming up

World Powers Call for End to Gaza Fighting

I honestly had never heard of Preacher Warren prior to this fiasco

Iranian Students Break Into UK Embassy Residence

U2's Larry Mullen: Bono's friendships with 'war criminals' Bush and Blair makes him cringe

This Press Conference In Chicago Should Be A Lesson To David Patterson

Network news readers' diction.

Interesting local Chicago talk radio stations online discussing blago now

Culture of One

Vote Michele Bachmann for C&L Biggest Wingnut of 2008

21 more days until "our long national nightmare is over."

So who is prepared for a long recovery?

Leaders Vacation While Gaza Burns - Headlines 12/30/08

Military Chinook Helicopters buzz low over L.A. twice today

Saving The Michael Vick Dogs

the quality you want - at a price you can afford to pay!

HO, HO, HO, Pat Buchanan still in love with Sarah! LOL

ACLU Asks Court To Strike Down Arkansas Parenting Ban

RNC accuses Bush of going socialist...

Family Mourns 5 Daughters as Civilian Death Toll Mounts

Harold Pinter (RIP) speech for George W. Bush

Non-political New Years Resolution thread --- care to share?

Pathos

Free inauguration lodgings for Obama organizers

Why conservatives make terrible professors

Kevin Bacon among those bilked by Madoff...

Dakota Sno Blade - Made in the USA

Who Has Inaug. Tickets and Needs a Hotel Deal?

Tweety et al on the Biggest Election Moments

Tonight on Frontline, "The War Briefing"

Not a great start for the new Thai leader..:(

New tack on energy: Weatherization

Reid's statement blasting Blagojevich:

Phoenix officer won't allow neighbor to get stranded cat

Employee Free Choice Act opponent admits one million workers disenfranchised by current system

For Some Culprits In Financial Meltdown, Life Is Still Pretty Good

Bolton: Gaza Crisis Means We Should Attack Iran Now»

CODEPINK Memos to Obama: Peace

About the name "Tripp"...

Bits and Pieces from the year past --- Let Cheney Health Care be the National Example

Atlantic City Bleeds as Would-Be Gamblers Pay Bills Instead

Gaza relief boat damaged in encounter with Israeli vessel

They are selling our personal medical records!

LAT: Obama-inspired hope goes only so far in Kenya

Breaking: Iranian Students Storm Britain's Embassy in Tehran

Parents set their kids up with the names. See what Tripp is likely to have happen to him

My PERSONAL recommendation for the 2008 "No Shit Sherlock" Awards...

"You have such a stunningly superficial knowledge of what went on..."

Has the Bush family ever declared their assets?

No More Goodies for Doctors From Drug Makers..

What I want for next Christmas (1897, Robert Ingersoll)

How would people feel about "Earvin Johnson, Magic Negro Hoopster"?

Saying NO to a toddler v. "That behavior is unacceptable"

Any American has a lot of nerve pointing fingers at any other country for killing civilians

He named the guy who shot himself in the leg Senator???

Cornyn Indicates GOPers Will Resist Seating Al Franken In The Senate

This is not about Israel or Palestine, it is about the right of all people to live peacefully.

Dupe - delete

Cheap Home Sweet Home

Mods pls delete, posting bug

Business Group Launches Action To Block Worker's Free Choice On Unions

China dairy manager on trial for milk scandal

Caroline Kennedy says "you know" over 400 times in three interviews

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Drops to Record Low as Unemployment Increases

CONgress gets a raise on Thursday..will you?

Out of food, Zimbabweans eating cow dung

I knew I flipped bushitler off too many times.

Now at the local gas-station convenience store...meat being sold out of a car trunk.

Now at the local gas-station convenience store...meat being sold out of a car trunk.

Check out this Time magazine article on protests in France....Read the pompous first sentence:

Webb Sets His Sights On Prison Reform

Watching Kennedy Center Honors, I have the following thought: James Brolin, Barbara Streisand's

GM: Credit scores of 621 and 0% loans and you can ride ......

DU legal eagles...are court transcripts public record?

Microsoft outlines vision of pay-as-you-go computing (CNN)

Rachel has Burris on her show for an exclusive?

I SUPPORT GAY AND LESBIAN RIGHTS...

how about a little humor?

So no one on DU knows about unemployment in their state.

Monte Cristo! The new Congress will be sworn in on Jan 6th!

Hey look - DU's picked up as a blog on the NYTimes search

It's amazing that human beings have lasted this long

Bush looks like he is afraid of Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Best of Malloy tonight

Bristol Palin paid up to $300,000 for baby Tripp's photos

ECONOMIC MELTDOWN AND MASS UNEMPLOYMENT ARE CAUSING AN EPIDEMIC OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE

Damn ..... 'Jena 6' figure shoots himself

Geothermal energy a booming business

Seat or not Seat Burris?

If this Wonkette pic is real, Blago and Burris have something really big in common:

Calif. Sues To Block Bush Endangered Species Rules

Why does it seem that there are more non-news I/P posts going into the GD section?

Influx Of Black Renters Raises Tension In Bay Area

U2 drummer Larry Mullen on 'war criminal' Blair, on Bono/Blair and on Bush/Blair

listen up Stylistas!

Florida: Jamaican man jailed for mortgage fraud

Video of Scarborough/Brzezinski on Youtube for your viewing pleasure

I'm not satisfied that Bush is gone in 21 days. I'm less satisfied that The Dick is gone in 21 days.

Americans Believe Religion is Losing Clout (Gallup)

For those who want to start the "Peace on Earth" campaign in their

Former U.S. Atty: Blago appt. shows he’s ‘crazy like a fox,’ playing to future black jurors.

Cats given kiss of life by firemen

Do you think Bin Laden is still alive?

Guerilla Art on The West Bank (Dial-up warning)

Please help support a ceasefire in Gaza by contacting John Kerry (non-partisan action info).

Blue Man and Assistant Principal get in trouble

Israel puts Gaza attack on YouTube

Bin Laden Slapped America in the face..now he wants to clench his hand and punch us into submission

Babies, Children, and Satire

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TIME: Behind Vegas's Bad Bet

Am I an idiot or are they running the same Countdown every night?

Harry Reid says Burris won't be seated. Therefore,

Will Banks and Financial Markets Recover in 2009? By Nouriel Roubini

Increase the size of your home library by over 1700 books.

Just remember folks: If you want to change Congress, you've *GOT* to change congressmen...

I don't think Bush could have screwed up this country more if he tried.

Time Warner Cable To Lose Viacom's MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon & Comedy Central In NY, LA, Everywhere

So Lieberman can caucus with the Senate Dems but Burris cannot?

Ore. woman, 88, gives naked intruder the squeeze

Laura Bush on quitting smoking....

Al Franken: "It looks like we're on track to win."

You know .........

Is the phrase "clean coal" an oxymoron?

Can anybody refer me to a site that has info re: one of FDR's VPs

Resolved: Will Create Peace on Earth

Vanity Fair: Farewell to All That: An Oral History of the Bush White House

Scientists watch unusual Yellowstone quake swarm

When America breaks up, what will be the smaller new countries?

So when Harry Reid tries to stop Senator Burris from taking his seat in the Senate

Abortion rights under assault in Texas

Everything the EPA Never Wanted You to Know About the Toxins in Coal Ash*

I admit, I did not know that Sasha's name is... Natasha

As President, Obama Will Have The Constitutional Duty To Prosecute Bush For War Crimes

I think the Kenedy Honors was a giant FU to Bush

Good idea or bad ...... getting rid of the artificial 60 vote Senate rule?

Newborn Babies

Who has the power

Is your junk mail coming addressed to a FEMA name ? Ours is.

Joe Scar bitchslapped by Zbigniew Brezezinski..."stunningly superficial"

Sharing our Vision for a Better Country with President-Elect Obama

The Rude Pundit: End of the Year Haiku Submissions

another victim for the crashing real estate market: the easy divorce.

Trial of Iraqi Shoe Thrower is Postponed

Attorney General: "Cheney Interview Protected by Executive Privilege"

SF Chronicle stops publishing 'World Views'; author goes out with a bang

Do you like Google Earth? Howzabout Google Mars???

China's Largest Shopping Site Bans Sale of Shark Fin Products

Behold the most powerful weapon in war.

Are times really that bad already?

I'm glad Barack Obama hasn't spoken out on the Gaza attacks.

WTF is wrong with this country?? Bristol and Levi to get $300K for their baby pics!!

Blacks Versus Gays

"If a couple of guys in a garage can engineer this, what are the car makers doing?"

Should the US condemn the Israeli Navy ramming a humanitarian aid ship?

Teacher terminated over marriage

Ca. Attorney general: Administration seeks ‘to gut the Endangered Species Act’

Help the Hungry! $15,024 raised so far in the DU Charity Drive. Still time to DOUBLE your donation!

I bet 1/2 the people won't have teeth soon

Something to think about in regards to the Middle East Crisis tonight...

Have you ever watched the documentary called "The World According to Monsanto" ?

Wikiality.com presents 2008 in pictures!

"Soylent Green" showing on TCM right now...

Wow, JUST WOW, Things Have Gotten Really Bad Here...

Bolton: Gaza Crisis Means We Should Attack Iran Now»

Has the "Numbness" set in, yet with many "Legacy DU'ers?"

Worst prick of 2008?

Democratic Underground Surpasses DailyKos For Entire Week

So there I am... peacefully drinking coffee...

Another wholesome tale of a true American defending his homestead from terra-ist intruders.

How can you watch tellevision????

“Big White Men”

I am taking down the Christmas decorations...and getting ready

An old Jewish lady's perspective on Israel and Anti-Semitism

Should Pres. elect Obama speak out on the Gaza crisis?

NO MORE NPR! What is your favorite radio News show ??

Disturbing story on the news. People are returning Christmas gifts en masse

Something I hope nobody ever sees again.

VOTE: Send Message to Obama to Replace NCLB

Amazing! 3M CEO ADMITS that it's "Company before country"!

Girl dies on cold walk; dad charged with murder

Strategies for Mexico's Drug War...Today's LA Times...

The eagerly awaited Part 2 of Dennis Prager's sexual advice to women is here!! Yay.

I went from Michael Nesmith Down The Rabbit Hole

I gave my sister the same Christmas present she gave me

I could not make this up even in my strangest dreams...

4 Marguaritas, 2 Jager shots, and 4 hours of bowling

Have you ever called customer service for a utility company and NOT been told

Have you ever called customer service for a utility company and NOT been told

I'll kick your ass with singing on Rockband 2

What did we learn tonight?

I feel like an "Are you an alchoholic" quiz gone bad

Getting a little squirrelly - caption???...

Talk to Tom Kitten

Sherbert!

An appropriate bit of prose for this time of year...

Harper's Magazine: 'Prosecute Bush'

I'm afraid to click on my "MY DU" button the next 48 hours...

Exclusive footage of Superman coming back around to finish off the plane crash survivors

Harold Perrineau death quiz

Moving day today

Should I get my tongue pierced?

whats up with this format?

Need help with my CD player

Mashed in Plastic

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera sequel, coming in 2009

Under Bush, OSHA Mired in Inaction (WaPo)

Lay Lady Lay

Good morning Lounge

I get the feeling the Muppet performers aren't even trying anymore...

Music to stumble around drunk to?

Remember that story about the woman finding 10 grand in a box of Annies crackers?

Blasphemy board game

Anybody got any...

delete

new member

ah, some peace and quiet for mom - the menfolk are sleeping in!

Terrible quality video but...

Let's discuss how Loungers keep repeating the same stupid shit over and over and over

I just got an Eames lounge chair for a steal.

So I got the Flaming Lips' "Christmas on Mars" cd/dvd for christmas, and

So how many here plan to stay on home New Year's eve.

How long is it smart to wait to get a new job after coming back from having a baby?

lets discuss circumcision, olive garden, breast feeding, boobies, and cornflake chicken...

A true story.......

Female British Pop Singers Wage Skank Wars On Each Other

lets discuss circumscription, olive-gourds, breast eating, bubbas, and pornflake chicks...

This has nothing to do with naming babies.

You know what irritates me? I mean besides being a second class citizen?

I always thought that she liked the hard floor and the hard monitor

SMILE

Family statement suggests woman took own life by jumping off cruise ship

How f'd up is it that the only family member to wish me a happy birthday was

Saw "Valkyrie" today. I'm in the "It's Pretty Good" camp.

Has anyone here seen/read . . . .

Firefox is Irritating Me. Help?

A shout-out to my buds here on DU . . . .

I've been away from DU for a bit . . . .

I don't care what someone else named their children.

I'm lucky and I'm grateful.

This poor, sweet baby kitteh!

Anyone else at work today?

The recommend fairy is back....

Is it blasphemy that I prefer this version of "Father and Son" to the original?

I'm eating Platypus for breakfast

I bring you... A SKATEBOARDING KITTEN!

Automoble problem...Hard starting ....when warmed-up ...runs fine

The shite gauntlet

HIVES!

I'm thinking about using the Internet to chalk people

I'm thinking about using the Internet to Falk people

The Underground Tape Railroad!!!

Me hungy

Cat with pancreatitis?

Should I test my new UPS by flipping the main breaker at my house?

I want to create The Monkees: Head that never dies.

The worst wireless/mobile/cell phone EVAH!!!!!!

I gave both my girls unusual names.

Well, I am of f to bring in the cows, me and the dogs.

kitten picture of the day for tuesday december 30

You can all remove your 01/20/09 bumper stickers

You can all remove your 01/20/09 bumper stickers

I finally figured out the entire name of Bristol Palin's kid!

Now that Ghost-kicking has been beaten to death and fixed, can we have the Rec privileges revoked

Anybody here see "Doubt"? What did you think?

HELL of a DAY!!!!!

We're taking DayDreaminHippie to Dealey Plaza in Dallas today...

They did not fail, Valkyrie, White Rose, Shindler, Partisans, and many others

I went on a date last night.

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Tue 12/30/2008)

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Tue 12/30/2008)

Women of DU, a question about your height

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I had to buy word/ office for my pc - do I need to buy another for

my new year resolution.....

After the ashes settle... the hell with you :D

Holy Moley, am I getting dumped on!

Post an amusing photoshop.

Negativland and Philip Glass at the same festival!!!

Are self-cleaning ovens supposed to catch fire?

my big border collie just farted while sitting under my computer chair

Freddie Mercury is doing triple somersaults in his grave!

Cutest Baby Ever...

VCR/Tivo alert! Wed morning 2:00am. The legendary "Heaven's Gate" on TCM.

Ah, little kids who haven't learned to be "PC" yet...

My stepson is a riot!

Help this Low-Techie at the crossroads of the next level: WIRELESS

I just saw Marley and Me. The beagle turns 8 next month.

Oops! I'm doing an inadvertent drug experiment!

So, are people really shooting off fireworks right now?

I have to bring a copy of Penthouse to a man who thinks he's Jesus.

I just paid my homeowners insurance policy.

Nancy Reagan sitting on Mr T's lap and kissing his bald head.

A retrospective on the Who and NO

One phrase that always makes me wonder . . . . . . ..

Check out my new look - DU Post your pic here!

what are you doing on the 31st

what is wrong with me? I am a horrible person I think I am depressed

Ava was just caught staring at geardaddy's piggly wiggly

lolcats sing Enter Sandman

Ava, you might want to check your Wikipedia entry

Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs

Capitalization Geeks Needed

Canada, I threw a stick within meters of you last weekend.

Why are Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend getting Kennedy Center Honors?

DNA test Trig and Tripp now!!!!!

I have to post this asking all DU'ers what was the best post here this year nominations anyone

Anyone have some good recipes for fukitol I can try for the next 21 days?

Do you have "Alarm clock" pets?

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 12/30/08

I was just caught staring down Ava's shirt at the piggly wiggly.

Techies, a question about Wii and WiFi

Who names their kid Tripp?

What was the best thing that happened for you in 2008?

One Lonely Congresswoman Speaks Out on Gaza

please please please.. some good vibes for my dog

Embarrasing fact about yourself you'd care to share?

I Passed My PMP Exam!!!! Whoooo Hoooooo!

First they tell Mr Gray he has a squamous cell carcinoma growth on his arm

Ever had your gender misidentified?

What's better than 80s hair metal?

I'm thinking about using the internet to stalk people

Shocking latest casualty of NFL coaching carousel, MIKE SHANAHAN fired!

Bella Rose is just a growing!

since we're doing music threads...post a song that you associate with 2008

The mistakes that we as straights are making

Why are you a bad liberal?

Does anyone own a VitaMix blender?

Should I get my kitten's tongue pierced?

Is an attack on Iran Imminent?

What was the first film with subtitles that you remember seeing in a theater?

Anybody else have sleep apnea? CPAP?

what are you doing New Years Eve?

Vacuum Helps Pull Puppy From Well In Plum Borough

Scariest roads?

Worst gift you got this Christmas?

I was harrassed by a Cowpies fan in the Wawa parking lot this morning.

I am at work and bored...so, it is PHOTO TIME!! I want pets and kids and DU'ers!

You just don't know what to believe any more, do you? I saw the

James A. Michener's Centennial on DVD....

What's your Palin name?

Would Obama have won Arizona if it weren't McCain's home state?

Obama Team Engages Public on Health Care

Caption This

Inauguration Morning Schedule Announced

The Gov appoints the next senator but there's a special election for Rahmmy's seat? Huh?

So I guess since the black Blackwell thinks it's ok to call the President-elect a Negro, it's cool?

Hey, DICK! Guess What? You've Earned 15 Years Behind Bars!

Another non-presidential-related GD-P thread.

Zbigniew Brzezinski should replace Colmes and go Mano a Mano with Hannity

Could there be a headline any more emblematic of the decline of the Republican Party...

For those who haven't seen this - Protest Rick Warren - wear a white knot

Seen MILK? Now check out the Oscar Winning Documentary - THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK - right here!!!

Quote Quiz>>>Who said

Bush History-In '57 We Called it Torture and Said it Didn't Work. In '02 We Started Doing it - 12/30

"What does this inaugural mean to you?" Write an essay and you too could go, all expenses paid...

Obama health, labor pick hearings planned for early January

(snort)

for everyone saying "sit down and shut up"

Bohemian Rhapsody! 21 days left.

Bohemian Rhapsody! 21 days left.

The internet is a hard taskmaster..

Go ahead, bitch, moan, complain, bloviate, cry... yes, cry

Divide and Conquer

With a new sheriff in town, everybody's scrambling to get to the top of the heap

Pro-Palestinian Protesters at Obama's Hawaii House

I may be wrong, but I think that anybody Blago wants to select for Senate should turn him down

This video sums up Chicago politics, I give you the Chicago way!

The MSM is loving this: The Blago Circus

The Golden Crookies 2008: Who was the year's biggest wingnut?

Franken lead at 50 with absentees left to count

BREAKING NEWS: Chicago Tribune reports Blagojevich to name ex-state AG Burris to Obama seat

Gallup daily: Obama favs jump to 73% -- unfavs down to 17% -- his best numbers so far

Poll: Do you believe you are informed enough to make decisions in American democracy?

Ried should rethink his position re: Illinois Senate seat and hold confirmation hearings. . .

It was suggested that Blagojevich should get his own TV show ...

Seniors give Daschle health reform ideas

The Obama pep talk.

MSNBC reporting that a "Democratic Senate source" said Roland Burris will NOT be acceptable

Why is Burris Accepting Blago's Offer?

Defiant Blago to Appoint Burris to Replace Obama in Senate

DU Essayists: Win tickets, airline flight and hotel-room to the inaugural

Poll: Is Blagojevich crazy?

I'm so angry at Rush, am I over the top, out of line?

Burris will be seated...I see no way around it...

Daniel J. O'Donnell, Another NY Senate Candidate

Impeach Obama RIGHT NOW!!!

Harry Reid

Mika is such an ASS!!!

Jeff Greenfield: Senate may have no choice in seating Burris

If every DUer emailed O'Reilly these three words: Senator Al Franken ...

Breaking: Iranian Students Storm Britain's Embassy in Tehran

John Bolton finds a silver lining: "With the focus on Gaza now, it's a great time to bomb Iran!"

I have no real problem with Blago appointing Roland Burris

Harry Reid will push for impeachment of President Bush.

HAMAS, ISRAEL AGREE TO U.S.-BROKERED ACCORD

LOL - I don't blame Blago; it's his right and duty to fill the seat...

The Sheriff's Back in Town: Blags

Mika's daddy smacks Joey boy as SUPERFICIAL

Goodbye DU

Blacks Versus Gays

Please check out my 2008 year in review (GD post) ...

Obama REALLY screwed up...

Am I an idiot or are they running the same Countdown every night?

I have to post this asking all DU'ers what was the best post here this year nominations anyone

Laura Bush on quitting smoking....

Richard Nixon essentially appointed the next President

Bush Laden Slapped America in the face, and tried to punch us into submission,

Stupid Nothalfbigoted now wants blacks and young voters banned

Pro-Palestinian Protesters at Obama's Hawaii House

BRILLIANT move by Blovo to appoint Mr. Burris

NOOOOOO! Twenty-one more days in hell!

Chuck Todd says that nobody seems to agree on seating of Burris - "they can delay it" (Maddow)

"I've got this thing and it's fucking golden"

RNC going off the deep end -- plan to formally accuse Bush of embracing "socialism"

Pro-Palestinian Protesters At Obama's Hawaii House

uh-oh. pat buchanan likes burris. should i be nervous?

Giant Robot: The Art of Obama

Obama agrees with not seating Burris

My obligatory Warren Thread:

Dear Lord, this is starting to get ridiculous.

Talk me down please about the IL governor affair

The Uniter... "Worst. President. Ever."

Happy Yew Year to you and all your Misters? Is that what Burris just said to Rachel?

Can Obama amend the Auto Loan package so that the UAW workers don't get screwed?

AA and GLBTQ... there are similarities *and* differences.

STUNNING!!!!

STUNNING!!!!

Blagojevich's legal counsel resigns

I'm Sorry but Burris looks like a Fool! What a F-ing Circus!!

Powell v. McCormack as it relates to Blago

The Burris matter may not be quick or simple

The Obamas will Move to DC this Weekend.

A propsal for the people of Illinois

Warren's inauguration prayer could draw more ire

Mika's dad just EMBARRASSED THE HELL out of Joe Scarborough to his face with her watching. . .

Will Osama bin Laden be captured/killed during an Obama presidency?

Gov. 101: the President doesn't write laws

Obama dismisses 90 Bush Pentagon appointees

Obama’s Website Should be Called Same.gov

Obama Cabinet Confirmation Hearings Scheduled

Burris Predicts "Major Outcry" From People Of Illinois If He's Not Seated

Um...there are black gays too; I am one.

Um...there are black gays too; I am one.

Chris Crain's Indy Gay Blog: Bill Clinton's Rick Warren

PHOTOS Holiday Snaps

Tweety's hit a new low

Governor Blago is awesome, I am starting to like him :)

'Freedom From Religion' Group Sues To Stop Inauguration Prayer

When you say gays can hide, it is offensive, and often just plain false

If I was in Obama's shoes, I would give Pres Clinton another chance to bring peace

This isn't just about Warren

Blago is worth his weight in gold just for sheer entertainment value alone

Chicago Democrats: Are we not the most entertaining group of folks or what?

Looks like I will be volunteering at the inauguration.

Dining on a dollar a day

Battle plans in Gaza conflict

Vacuum Helps Pull Puppy From Well In Plum Borough

Number of uncounted ballots in Minn. still unclear

Ex-Bush aides say he never recovered from Katrina

4-year-old who lost parents in Mumbai attack dies of long-term illness

Houston sports clinic will drop Clemens' name

Paper: Blagojevich to fill Obama's Senate seat

Freedom from Religion Foundation sues over prayer at inauguration

Black Workers Hurt by Detroit’s Ills

'Magic Negro' flap might help Saltsman

As Bush Exits, Expats Staying Put

Ex-US Rep (McKinney) on Damaged Gaza-bound Ship

Three-Month Merrill Employee Peter Kraus Buys $37 Million Apartment

Minnesota edges closer to deciding Senate winner

Fritzl's daughter leaves clinic

D.C. lobbyist (Iseman) sues Times over McCain affair story

Russia's Medvedev signs law on longer presidential term

Japanese tourist spends 3 months in Mexico City airport

Bush Talks To Palestinian Leaders

Pakistan suspends NATO supplies to tackle militants

Trial of Iraqi shoe thrower is postponed

LAT: Pardo intended to kill others, police say

GM, GMAC seek to jump-start car loans after bailout

Martin Drops Porn Filtering from FCC Free Wireless Broadband Plan

US, UN, EU and Russia urge immediate Gaza truce

December consumer confidence drops to all-time low

Jatropha-fuelled plane touches down after successful test flight

In Chihuahua, plaudits as police strive for transparency

Gazprom sets up action group to start gas cuts to Ukraine (and by extension, Europe)

McALLEN, Texas; The Department of Homeland Security has sued The Nature Conservancy to condem...

University of Pennsylvania Trauma Surgeon Killed in Iraq

Obama condemns Blago's move to appoint Burris

Obama condemns Blago's move to appoint Burris

California sues to block Bush endangered species rules

Jazz great Freddie Hubbard dead at 70

Senate Democrats' statement on Obama replacement

No More Goodies for Doctors From Drug Makers

Judge Agrees With Bush in Ruling on 2 (Guantánamo) Detainees’ Status

Ugandan rebels kill 400 in DR Congo: charity

Builders unearth 18th century galleon in Argentina

Lesbian Pair Wins Ruling Over Refusal of Ceremony

Paulson says U.S. lacked tools to tackle crisis: report

Russia To Set World Record With 39 Space Launches n 2009

Warren's inauguration prayer could draw more ire

Idaho computer maker shuts down due to bad economy

Man sues after "POLICE" t-shirt arrest

Deputy fatally shoots gunman who killed supervisor at Colorado ski resort

Ohio anti-bias worker sent racist, sexist e-mails

Before the White House, Obamas Moving to Washington

(U.S. District Court) Judge says Windstream can reduce retiree benefits

Attorney General: Cheney Interview Protected by Executive Privilege

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Tuesday December 30

(MN) Election judge is dumbfounded her ballot was rejected

Ancient burial ground uncovered

60 Minutes: Mind Reading For Real

Infamous 'Vigilante Mom' Dies of Cancer

CLINTONS TO PUSH BUTTON ON TIMES SQUARE BALL

NM sect leader gets 10 years for molesting girls

NASA faults equipment in Columbia shuttle disaster

Blagojevich to name Burris to Senate

GMAC relaxes credit restrictions to boost sales

Egypt arrests 23 opposition Muslim Brotherhood members

Economy's toll: No bailout for the overqualified jobless

Big Is Back: As Pump Prices Plunge, SUV Sales Surge

Lawsuit would challenge oath, invocation

Writer Amos Oz: Hamas responsible for outbreak of Gaza violence

"Many Gaza dead are civilians"... They're ALL civilians,

A simple diagram illustrating the timeline of events in Gaza

West Bank anger at Gaza strikes

Obama Should Engage Hamas, Former U.S. Envoy Says

How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as mass murderer warcriminal

Gaza: The Logic of Colonial Power

Chicago synagogue firebombed; police probe possible link to Gaza violence

Hamas Credo Led It to End Cease-Fire

How we like our leaders

Egypt Says Border to Stay Shut Until Abbas Back in Power

Israel's War Crimes

Mubarak: We'll open Gaza crossing only if Abbas' PA takes control of it

Pro-Palestine Group Tries To Lobby Obama At Golf Course

Ex-US Army engineer pleads guilty to spy charge

U.S. says will give $85 million to help Palestinians

Netanyahu Calls for Hamas's Removal in Gaza

A Hundred Eyes for an Eye

Israel shuns truce calls on Day Four of Gaza blitz

Israel/Hamas: Civilians Must Not Be Targets

Framing The Debate About #Gaza on Twitter

Family Mourns 5 Daughters as Civilian Death Toll Mounts

'Israeli air strikes represent massive violations of international law'

Iranian Students Signing Up To Fight Israel

Hastings: Israel had “no other choice”

UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian Human Rights: World needs to see the victims & carnage in Gaza

President Medvedev Orders Aid To Russians In Gaza

Gaza Attacks: Murder with Impunity

Fatah loyalists: Gaza op is 'Allah's revenge' for Hamas actions

Party to Murder

Why bombing Ashkelon is the most tragic irony by Robert Fisk

Violence at Gaza protest in Yemen

Defense establishment to recommend 48-hour truce with Hamas

Hamas: Abbas is preparing to take over after Israel leaves Gaza

Arab World Furious With Egypt Over Gaza

Ex-Army Engineer Pleads Guilty to Spying for Israel

Why can't the Mossad take out the missile launchers?

American Jews Call for Immediate Ceasefire, End of Gaza Blockade

Hamas Knows One Big Thing

Israel vows to destroy Hamas brick by brick

Why should I "support" a country that doesn't admit that it was founded on robbed territory?

In Gaza Conflict, Context is Key

Israel accused of ramming Gaza aid ship

Is Israel using 'disproportionate force' in Gaza?

Pro-Palestinian activists say Navy fired on protest boat off Gaza

Battle plans in Gaza conflict

Israeli Vessel Hits Gaza-Bound Boat

Israel and the huge disconnect in America

Hamas Says No Truce Without Open Borders

The true story behind this war is not the one Israel is telling

IDF launches YouTube Gaza channel

the consequences of israel not reacting (mods if you will indulge me...)

Connell declared emergency before fatal crash

Will Barack call out the Israel BS on the Gaza campaign the way he did Bush's Iraq dissinfromation?

Olmert rejects French proposal for 48-hour truce - Summary

E.J. Dionne: Coming Soon (January 20, 2009), The 21st Century

WP, pg1: Chicago School Reform Could Be a U.S. Model

Year of the hungry: 1,000,000,000 afflicted

Bush Legacy in Gaza

Bob Herbert: Add Up the Damage

Tariq Ali in The Guardian: From the ashes of Gaza

Reading Into Bush's Book List: "The reality of the intellectually insulated man endures."

Gorbachev's model for Obama-

The 2008 "WTF?" Awards

43 reasons we won't miss President Bush

Vanity Fair: An oral History of Bush WH (Powell's CoS calls Bush a Sarah Palin-like President)

Katrina's Hidden Race War

Bush's search for a legacy

Bob Herbert: Adding Up (Bush's) Damage

10 Worst Corporations of 2008 (Counterpunch)

Photographers Recorded Mumbai Rampage in Stark Detail

Greed and Games

Why This New Year’s is Like No Other

Two Dangerous Bush-Cheney Myths

Fighting the Last Depression: The Fed's Policy Errors

US: Economic stress drives rise in child abuse and domestic violence

Most Valuable Progressives of 2008 (The Nation)

Helen Thomas:Bush feels certain he will be vindicated

Chris Floyd : Voiceless in Gaza: Israeli Carnage and the American Courtiers

Blagojevich Appoints Ex-Cubs Pitcher Ray Burris to Obama's Seat

Gaza Is Out Of Food And Medicine

Chris Hedges: Party to Murder

GOP in California, Who Once Gave us Reagan, Now Dying

The Wizards of Oil

Toomey, Club for Growth, Demonize Unions, EFCA

B-Ball with Barack...Michelle's brother on why Obama will make a good President

The Patrician, Elitist Corruption of the Bush Dynasty and Where Was George H. W. Bush on November 22

Look At All Those New Cars!

Bush farewell song/video montage (original work by "Holmes")

Letterman's Top 10 George Bush moments

Uncle Jay explains: Year-end! 12-22-2008

Rachel Maddow on Sleepy OSHA head and GOP racist yucks

Bush Still Finds New Ways To Break The Law

Grandma Sarah Palin

CNN: Israel Rams Aid Boat, Cynthia McKinney On Board

Zbigniew Brzezinski calls a combative Joe The Intern Killer Scarborough STUNNINGLY SUPERFICIAL

Fred Thompson on the economy

TYT: The Gaza situation

Blagojevich Explains His Senate Choice

Joe Scarborough - Stunningly Superficial, Embarrassing

CBS: List of Madoff's Victims Keeps Growing

Rachel Maddow Show: History of Conflicts in Gaza

WGN News Team Dance Party!

Roy's Response to Rush: Eine Kleine Barackmusik

New Lang Syne 2008 (Thank God It's Over)

Cynthia McKinney interviwed on CNN about Israeli patrol boats ramming the Dignity.

Bliar - his worshippers and those with a moral compass.

Official: Unlikely missing soldier mistook pier

Iraqis to take charge of Green Zone in 2009

Lawsuit on religion in military expanded

Court: DoD violated veterans hiring preferences

Kerry urges caution in taking action on Somalia

Pakistani valley falls to Taliban militants

Army identifies 3 soldiers killed in accident

China, Russia hold first hot line chat

Boat crash on Christmas kills sailor in Bahrain

Lawmakers urge Obama to support submarine plan

Navy, allies seize 20 tons of drugs since Oct.

Role of law enforcement rating developing

Marine pilot killed in Harrier jet crash

(Marine Corps Times) Backtalk: The right tools for the job

Marines could fight pirates once again

Iraqis taking a larger role in securing warrants

It’s pay raise time for troops, DOD civilians

Overcharged fuel card users paid local prices

EUCOM personnel in Israel unharmed

Ex-US Rep on Damaged Gaza-bound Ship

(Military Times) Op-Ed: The Real Holidays

No Truce in Gaza, Israel Says

ok,DU vets...DU my Latest ltte

Fate of the F-22 in Obama’s Hands

Texas Legislature could be going 'green'

IN 2008: Natural disasters killed over 220,000

Gazprom, Once Mighty, Is Reeling

Spill may have permanently altered Tenn. community[

ACCIONA Puts 46 MW PV Project (World's Largest) in to Service (Portugal)

Peak oil review - Dec 29

Wind, wave power play (RI)

At Plant in Coal Ash Spill, Toxic Deposits by the Ton

High Hurdles for Obama's Green Stimulus: … projects must be green, shovel-ready, short-term, and …

New Report's Data Show Better Odds Of Accelerated Sea Ice & Glacier Loss, Drier SW United States

Denton CO (TX) Residents Discover Limits To Property Rights (Theirs) When Gas Drilling Begins

Good Idea!, Part 1 - TVA "May" Consider New Approach To Coal Waste Storage - MSNBC

‘Nearly 15 million environmental refugees likely’ (in South Asia in the near future)

Dark clouds over (Colorado's) solar energy economy

UPS Delivers with New Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles

Good Idea!, Part 2 - TVA Head Says Utility Will Pay For Well Testing In Spill Zone

Running dry, running out: we're wasting too much water despite warnings to turn off taps

British secretly dumped Maralinga plutonium in ocean

Sprayed Aerosols Could Ease Climate Woes

Milpitas Schools, Chevron & BOA Complete 3.4-MW Solar Project (Calif.)

USGS - "Rapid And Sustained" Sea Ice Melt Likely By 2100 - Sea Level Rise Will Exceed IPCC Outlook

Hunting: The ultimate do-it-yourself experience

Breaking Up Is Harder to Do After Housing Fall

Black Workers Hurt by Detroit’s Ills

Jim Kunstler's Predictions for 2009

GMAC bailout could give Cerberus a floor and exit

Dungeons and Dragons and Derivatives and DOOM

Paying for the recession

Nouriel Roubini : Will Banks and Financial Markets Recover in 2009?

Psssssst...looking for Made in America Products?

Rather terrifying experience tonite.

The End of Credit

Today in labor history Dec 30 Immigrants were being lured to the US under false pretenses 1883

Under 'labor peace ordinance,' Teamsters begin organizing Minneapolis waste haulers

TIME: WILL OBAMA DELIVER FOR ORGANIZED LABOR???

Why Detroit Has an Especially Bad Union Problem

"Save Our Secret Ballots" Group Includes Arizona in Anti-Labor-Union Plans to Change State Constitut

Indecision and delay characterized Bush's OSHA

Fledgling Newspaper Union Appeals Labor Board Decision (1st newspaper union to be formed in 40 years

ConocoPhillips faces $116,500 in OSHA penalties

IWW Starbucks Baristas to Spill the Beans in New Blog

Chilean Workers Unions Threaten Wal-Mart ‘Boycott’

Average woman worker loses nearly half a million to pay discrimination

Mediator joins talks over unloading ship (Oakland Bay Bridge)

Employers finding way around OSHA’s tougher stance

Breaking... CA Labor Commissioner works to shut down carwash

Obama team likely to show liberal lean on labor issues

Washington's Governor Sued By A Second Union

28 Trafficked Bonded Child Laborers were Rescued in India (youngest is 7 years old)

Director Of 'The Wrestler' Calls for WWE Superstars To Join Screen Actors Union

Football goes gay(ish)

Apology to the Moderators

Google now has "Themes for Causes," but none for Equality. But you can submit one.

Who is going to the inauguration and if/how will you protest Warren?

NY's O'Donnell Challenges US Senate's Heteros-Only Rule

Postive LGBT thread

NJ Rules Against Church Group In Gay Rights Case

From 'Mama's Family' clips to 'gays must die!' hate -- Youtube offers window to this nut-crazy world

DU 5 years ago.

Just got off the phone with my mother and I'm so upset (a little personal rant)

what does k & r mean?

Would Obama have signed the Defense of Marriage Act?

General Motors Colombia hopes to export 10,000 vehicles to Venezuela

Unemployment climbs to 10.8 percent in Colombia

Houston sports clinic will drop Clemens' name

CBC: With Germany beaten, Canada turns sights on U.S.

Yo Trumad

Broncos fire Shanahan Bwahahaha

Intrigued by the Black Hawks-Red Wings at Wrigley, Thursday

Dolphins' road gets rocky in 2009 (no, I'm not bitter)

Lessons for Other Smokers in Obama’s Efforts to Quit

I'm having an acupuncture for my bad back pain.First time - I'm scared. Tell me what to expect.

The FDA Is Killing Crohn's Patients

20% 'have blood pressure gene'

Patient’s DNA May Be Signal to Tailor Medication - Experts say that most drugs work for only about

Happy Rhodes: Collective Heart (lyrics)

I found this neat blog

twice yesterday something psychic happened

While we're on the topic of dreams...

Research: Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits: Most Powerful Antioxidant, HIV, Diabetes, Heart Diseases, more

Ahhhh, FES Flourish. (Combo flower essence formulas; a gift from the Universe.)

Police: Bystander Shoots Robber In Mall Parking Lot Two Suspects Remain At Large

Tough love. How do we send light and still be tough to people who deserve it.

Brady Campaign Sues Interior Department Over Rule Allowing Concealed Guns In Parks,

as frank-N-furter sez.... one from the vaults

2008: Retrospective

2009 a prospective (anti-retrospective?)

Flight

what you lookin' at?

Baby back ribs.

A few general points on the atheism/theism debate.

For Good Self-Control, Try Getting Religious About It

Federal Way (WA) officials approve copter pad for mega-church

Jesus Is Failing At Coweta County High

Supreme Court gets exorcism case of ex-Colleyville woman

Does it have to be Marriage?

derby's Seven Wonders of the Universe

NASA faults equipment in Columbia shuttle disaster (CNN)

Bread

The Fight Over NASA’s Future

A way to share light and compassion without being depleted

VOTE: Send Message to Obama to Replace NCLB

So you tell me that Clinton could not have an affair with an intern without everybody finding out...

$60 rebate on Nitro PDF software from Fry's until 1/1/09

Ottawa Citizen: Tories forgive $36M in late penalties for helicopter contract

CBC: Payroll taxes to wipe out income tax cuts in 2009: watchdog group

US to harness Afghan militias against Taliban

How John Kerry's presidential loss affected a man from Uganda

NYTimes: New Afghanistan supply routes through Central Asia

Kerry once again generous to Democrats this year.

United 23

Gaza: dupe

Gaza: time to fire Middle East piss process envoy Blair?

Brown 'bombing Britain to brink of bankruptcy'

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