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Archives: December 1, 2009

President Obama is setting a HORRIBLE example!!!

Naturopaths and the anti-vaccine movement: Hijacking the law in service of pseudoscience

Members on Rapture Ready seem to question another member who questioned Ray Comfort .

Who Dat Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Saints?

Authority to Spy on Americans Unclear as Patriot Act Expires

Science Digs Into Civil War Sites

Commuter Airlines: Questions of Safety

Credit Card Usury Bill Up Again in HouseThis Week PLEASE CALL!

Alberto Gonzales Inspires Students to "Dream Big" and Hope to Meet "the Next George W. Bush" One Day

Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light

Too bad Repukes can't be convinced a vote against war funding would hurt Obama.

Four Days in May - lakewood cop killer's timeline

Oreilly hypocrite of the year award

Another Google Wave Use: Manhunt for Cop Killer in Seattle

"The Swiss Go Nativist" by endorsing far-right's minaret construction ban.

Obama's speech tomorrow

Does it surprise anyone that someone at the Pentagon was the contact person

Threat of reconciliation hovers over centrist Dems in healthcare vote

Chris Hayes is ripping Jon Meacheam a new one...

Chuck Grassley at 5:30 am makes me want to chuck

(IN) Guard commander said exposure to carcinogen in Iraq caused his cancer

Outrage as Pete Doherty sings Nazi anthem

Outrage as Pete Doherty sings Nazi anthem

The White House Takes On POLITICO

The Stupidity Crisis.... our nation's greatest resource - Tom Tomorrow

What the democrats need to tell Gates and his BushCo yes men/generals

"blackadder goes forth" --brilliant anti-war "comedy" from bbc

Gone but not forgotten - The bin Laden revival tour - By Michael Collins

Obama's new stimilius program

Any DU'ers in Germany hearing anything about this? Over here in the US,

12/28/00 Flashback: "U.S. on course to eliminate its public debt within the next decade."

World AIDS Day 2009 - december 1

Dylan Ratigan on MSNBC suggests the state shouldn't be involved in marriages.

New Story Alert: Sarah Palin

Please post a number. How many right wing trolls do we have here at DU

2fer: ROLLINS is who is pushing DOBBS. & Tiger's alleged sexter's backround & political connections

My friend, disgusted by what passes for journalism decided to do something about it

AIDS Ribbon Question

Toon: No, I don't believe...

And I thought NZ's National Party was a rational, moderate conservative party...

Zombie Reagan Raised From Grave To Lead GOP

Bishop Thomas Tobin, who banned Conressman Patrick Kennedy from Communion,

December 1, 1969

Is Amanda Knox a victim or an evil perpetrator of the vicious murder of her roommate?

Dec. 1, Victims of the Fire at Our Lady of the Angels School

Both the POTUS and the First Lady were pissed....

Obama plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan

The Afghan Speech Obama Should Give (But Won't)

Jim DeMint Statement on Successful Honduran Election

UN Slams Swiss Minaret Ban As "Anti-Foreigner Scare-Mongering"

Wayne Dumond

Hello Boys how about a kiss? ..... large photo for dialup

Cleveland City Council expected to pass transgender rights ordinance

Washington Times Accepts Full Page Birther Ad

Willie Horton comes back twenty years later to bite Repubs on the ass...

New pfishing scam manditory cdc.gov vaccination profile?

Amid probe, pharmacies cut back on liquid Tamiflu price

Aunt Jemima Cartoon Rankles Some

Aunt Jemima Cartoon Rankles Some

My worry about the Cop Killer story......

We'll make Great Pets

Seattle/Lakewood police shooter suspect dead

CPR saves cat rescued from fire

Iraq: Trade Union Leader Murdered

Yes, Obama inherited this conflict, but he could have been the one to end it.

Ventura Claims He Was Silenced By MSM - Because He Did Not Support The Iraq War

Support For Obama vs Bush

Marijuana helps cope with the pain..

Damn. Even the 'Cyber Monday' hype couldn't get people to spend money they don't have.....

July 6, 2008 -- Obama on Afghanistan

Two Jobs Not Enough

"A house divided against itself..., is a house that cannot stand."

"...a last-minute-attending".." bwaaahahahaha

The Late Republic. American bloodlust. The arena. Bread & circuses

Deja Vu: Exit a Part of Obama's Afghanistan Plan (from March 2009)

The main difference between kings/dictators and elected presidents/Prime ministers, etc.,

insurance anti-trust provision

Swiss vote down new minarets (the onion)

Progress has been made......But it's still a pandemic

Progress has been made......But it's still a pandemic

'The Family' Behind Vicious Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

Obama Ally (Schakowsky) Breaks With Him on Afghanistan

Four days in May set stage for Sunday's tragedy

The Rude Pundit: We Need to Stop Pretending That Obama Hasn't Been Consistent on Afghanistan

New Element Found

A Word Of Caution to those Who Would Charge "Then Why Don't You Enlist?"

Threats Are a Common Tactic for the Alabama GOP (death threats)

Did Huck Pardon Shooter For Religious Reasons?

Obama & Afghanistan: Still Wrapping Box of Shit on Christmas Morning

how much aid are we giving the Ugandan government?

Somebody with CNN Breaking News Alert slipped up:

Gen McCaffery on MSNBC.. says this is going to be a 5 to 10 year war...

Saturday's Report from Honduras by Lisa Sullivan

Religious right launches fresh assault on US abortion rights

Tell Harry Reid: Don't let them filibuster the public option. Sign Credo's petition.

Sprint’s 50 Million Customers Have Been Geo-Tracked 8 Million Times–in the Last Year

Seattle cops shot and killed the suspect in the cops' murders

In case you missed this: Olbermann on Afghanistan: Get out now

World's Most Expensive Office Markets Get Cheaper as Job Cuts Pare Demand

Neighbor of the Woods sheds light on incident....

On the Swiss and "public religious symbols"

Wall Street Journal: Working Two Jobs and Still Underemployed

a rant about liberal/progressive apathy over the afghan occupation

Doesn't Huckabee owe us all an explanation?

Sick of Dick.....

A balanced budget amendment would stop American warmongering in it's tracks.

Obama is the furthest-left President

Withdrawal in disgust in not the same as apathy

Withdrawal in disgust in not the same as apathy

An on-the-ground view in China view of the effects of Obama's visit.

An on-the-ground view in China view of the effects of Obama's visit.

Sorry to add to the noise about the "party crashers," but this was disgusting.

Big problem in US horses - 12 states came from 1 state Texas

EPA postpones more ethanol in gasoline

FRANK SCHAEFFER: Evangelical Mike Huckabee is Unfit for Command

Argentine gay couple hopes to reverse marriage ban

The Troll Cult of Ignorance

Just got the renewal notice for next years pet health insurance. The premium stayed the same?

Memo to the President - TIME: October 22, 1965: "South Viet Nam A New Kind of War "

If theres no inflation, so theres no COLA for SS for two years, why

Zombie Reagan Raised from the Grave to Lead GOP

Wal-Mart's Chinese Suppliers Subjecting Workers To "Illegal And Degrading Conditions"

Just called ALL of my senators, congresspeople

Questioning the mods' intellectual capacity is a really, really bad idea.

Tuesday TOON Roundup 2- Escalation

Perdue goes to Washington

Want Maddow and Olbermann? Then this cannot happen( 'no merger' petition)

Nader was a disaster but after the last 10 mo's I hope the US experiment with 3rd parties isnt over

Palin Book Goes Platinum

Goldman-Sachs senior staff arming themselves against populist uprising

Poll Shows Lessening Support on Afghanistan

How many American must die so we can prop up a corrupt repressive Islamic republic in Afghanistan?nt

Parade of dopes that predicted the iPhone would fail:

Have times gotten so bad a vet would do a fake surgery?

Have times gotten so bad a vet would do a fake surgery?

Chris Hedges: Addicted To Nonsense

Addicted to Nonsense, By Chris Hedges

Tuesday TOON Roundup 1- Catch a Tiger by the tail

Tuesday TOON Roundup 3 - Crashing

Government *is* good and can work efficiently

The Troll Cult of Ignorance (3rd run;edited.)

Selling war? Go to West Point where they have to applaud

A look at 'White House crasher's' bankruptcy records: $80,000 in credit card debt

A look at 'White House crasher's' bankruptcy records: $80,000 in credit card debt

DUers, I'm putting out the call again: GET. OFF. YOUR. ASS.

FFFFFFF FLUNK

President Obama on Strategy for Afghanistan, March 2009

$50k medical bill for alleged Holocaust Museum shooter

Why on Earth do people get those dogs that incessantly bark?

What do do about the freeper advertisements

Maurice Clemmons = Willie Horton. Now, it's going mainstream.

Pie In Your Face

Is planet Earth a galactic madhouse?

Kiva: A great idea that isn't exactly what it seemed - how to find a charity you can support

I have a double girl crush

Baltimore Mayor Shiela Dixon convicted of one count of misdemeanor embezzlement..

The fresh new face of the Republican Party.

The fresh new face of the Republican Party.

Barack Obama accused of 'renting out' ambassador roles

Rick Perry Parties in Las Vegas on Taxpayers' Dime

US November auto sales struggle to gain ground

Obama opposed to "dumb wars"? I guess that's other people's "dumb wars".

Liberals are flirting with the politics of self-destruction...

Liberals are flirting with the politics of self-destruction...

Poll in China shows that environmental issues (not surprisingly) are their greatest concern.

Poll in China shows that environmental issues (not surprisingly) are their greatest concern.

Third time's a charm?...

"... talk turkey or I'm outta here"

"... talk turkey or I'm outta here"

Score another win for James Rucker

I don't get it about the Salahis - AKA as the White House crashers

If McCain Had Promised to End the War in Afghanistan...

If McCain Had Promised to End the War in Afghanistan...

Oh Shite - it' s now GEComcast

Tiger's Neighbor Lawyers Up

Hip-hop lawyer counts White House crashers and Pentagon official as clients

In Wake of Dubai, Trying to Predict the Next Blowup

Anyone have personal experience with AARP Medicare complete secure horizons?

With Gates, Petraeus, and McChrystal in charge, what did you expect??

Are Siegelman's days of freedom numbered?

Thom Hartmann is good today. Talking about the calculations in Afghanistan

If that had been Mike Tyson instead of Tiger Wood what would police

Argentina court bans first Latin American gay marriage

Holy shit! Are you watching this? That angry munchkin could have been the President ...

The Oil Companies Win!

"today's younger children are twice as likely as students in the 1980s to be overweight"

Is Obama this SMART?? BRILLIANT NYT reader comment with SOLUTION to Afghanistan decision.

Right-Wing-Radio Double Agent

MSNBC: Strange bedfellows on Afghanistan (Obama, Rove & Dan Senor)

Priorities of US Soldiers

Do something weird in Sweden, get to fly to US to be on talk show...

Author: ‘The Family’ behind proposed Ugandan law that would execute HIV+ men

Meanwhile, over in freeper land, they're bitching that Obama has an exit strategy for Afghanistan.

It really isn't 30 to 35 thousand it is over 50 thousand more troops to Afghanistan

Congress can take a stand to the WARPIGS.

Are customer service calls recorded for "training" purposes?

Big good news from Daily Kos?

Ft Lauderdale attorney charged by FBI in Ponzi scheme. Over $1 billion!

Americans United Urges Appeals Court To Give Prison-Chaplaincy Applicant His Day In Court

A TRAGIC MISTAKE - NYT's Herbert on Obama's Afghanistan decision

The Abortion Distortion: Just how pro-choice is America, really?

Friend's insurance rates just went from $200/mo to almost $600/mo

We let war criminals walk and are escalating their wars

Dear militarists......

As good as any cartoon - a little levity on a difficult day in the land of Dems and Repukes

IT'S TIME - SAYS THIS DFH - January 20, 2010

Poll - Will Obama pull an LBJ and not run for a second term?

An anti-Obama activist finds a grand jury to consider his extreme charges.

As Obama Sends More Troops, Giant Shadow Army Of Contractors Set To Grow In Afghanistan

Seriously .... does anyone know of anyone who is hiring to fill real jobs?

The Obamaphobe here at work

Could Obama's Speech Tonight Destroy His Presidency?

Study Suggests Immigrants Good for Economic Growth

For single-payer supporting Monty Python fans only

Support H.R. 3699 against escalation

So according to Richard Engels

Transcript of Senior Administration Official Comments on Speech

Transcript of Senior Administration Official Comments on Speech

Dirty Laundry (ode to Tiger Williams and the White House Dinner crashers)

Question for all: Is Obama legally entitled to dual American/British citizenship?

Senator Kirk (MA): No more troops to Afghanistan

Arianna To Rupert Murdoch: Stop Whining!

Obama's Afghanistan War speech: unofficial pre-live thread

Why is Afghanistan so important?

Michael Moore Rewrites History of Obama Campaign on Afghanistan

If Hillary had OPPOSED the Iraq War ,

A Lost European Culture, Pulled From Obscurity

Obama is first president to freeze locality pay

Zhu Zhu Hamsters and why we suck

Little Green Footballs’ Charles Johnson Breaks With the Right

Bernanke Redux

2010: Republicans will try to impeach Obama

Stumped for Gifts?

Baltimore mayor convicted on 1 gift card charge

Party-crashing attention whores

Is Coburn's 'Die Sooner' The Same As Grayson's 'Die Quickly'?

Obama's holiday gift for us >>

Agencies can honor existing ACORN contracts

Ex-Iraq ambassador Ryan Crocker: "all the dumb (terrorists) ones are dead" in Afghanistan

Sometimes the Best of Intentions Make The Worst of Decisions During Wartime...

Bumper Sticker I Saw -"Prosecute Bush Impeach Obama"

Have the Media "Falsely Framed" ACORN?

Huckabee, Willie Horton, Political Revenge And Clemency

Escalation: To increase, enlarge, or intensify (Warning! Contains reality)

I think I just thought of a question that if Obama answered truthfully he would not start this war.

Bush Officials, RNC Praise Obama's Afghan Knowledge And Surge Strategy

#of civilians in Afghanistan has doubled since January, will triple by end of year

It was George Walker Bush who left two flaming wars on Obama's desk.

Reid Urges Bank Of America To Help Struggling Homeowners In Nevada

Dupe, pls. delete. nt

Goldman Sachs: Bank Can 'Practically Mint Money' And 'Never Loses'

Goldman Sachs: Bank Can 'Practically Mint Money' And 'Never Loses'

Jeepers McGuilicutty!

The logistics of bringing home troops: Logistics agency prepares to move 'mountain' from Iraq

Campaign Finance Reform

Rep. Dennis Kucinich Addresses Escalation in Afghanistan

(Texas) Almost $1 billion less in state’s rainy day fund

U.S. Economy: Orders, Exports Propel Manufacturing

Like It Or Not, We All Own It.

No Rachel Maddow with your sausage and gravy - I do not want Glenn Beck with my dinner

Has Obama ever recommended that people reduce their energy consumption?

Tonight Obama's escalation will be IMMEDIATELY opposed

Just in time for Christmas ... the FREEDOM TRAY!!1!

We are about to engage in a terrible war in the middle east

NAR: Pending home sales rise

Dying man robbed in Philadelphia ER waiting room

Dying man robbed in Philadelphia ER waiting room

Goldman Sachs Staff Buying Guns 'To Defend Themselves Against Public Uprising'

Hecklers upstage Ariz. sheriff during interview

Sarah Palin mistakenly attributes quote to UCLA basketball coaching legend John Wooden

these motherhumpers are never going away, they are the enemy.

Congress casts wary eye on Obama's Afghanistan buildup

CNN: Palin spent ONLY 24 HRS TOTAL on board the Going Rogue bus during first SEVEN DAYS of book tour

Some good news for Tiger Woods today

I guess I am just old enough to not really care about being consistent or keeping up the pretense

James Woods settles lawsuit over brother's death

Don't ask me why...But I am oddly proud of this downturn

More Allegations Of Racism At Murdoch’s NY Post

In praise of George W. Bush, or, What's wrong with Dick Cheney?

Beauty queen's woes reflect HIV stigma in Russia

Do like I'm doing tonight, boycott the speech!

Something In The Water Is Feminizing Male Fish. Are We Next?

Oops Florida ponzi king arrested Scott Rothstein

History Repeats Itself

Cheney Jibber Jabber

Captain Kirk Debates Jabba The Hutt

Obama is creating jobs......

Are you watching our President tonight?

Breast-feeding mother smothers baby on jet

What if we started a "new" Party?

I didn't vote for this

Christmas Warriors - we can now track our progress!

Euros Say No to More Afghan Troops

anyone know who paid the bond for Clemmons (cop killer)?

War is not conscious and does not develop higher consciousness..period

Where is the best (fastest) site to watch the Obama speech tonight on line

Remarks today by Hillary Clinton on Afghanistan (Business Executives for National Security Gala)

So this is how Rick Warren is justifying his 'death to gays & AIDS sufferers' stance in Uganda:

Ahmadinejad says UN sanctions on Iran will not work

Sorry Pres Obama

Loneliness spreads; lonely get lonelier

Be careful what you wish for

"Don Who?"

Jon Stewart Takes On White House Party Crashers (VIDEO)

BOO!

Obama Address to the Nation (Live Video Stream)

Cheney critical of Obama

Cheney critical of Obama

Real nice way to treat your constituents..

Rupert Murdoch tells a funny: "People will pay if you give them something good"

How is the surge in Afghanistan any different than the surge in Iraq?

Did you support Bill Clinton's military intervention in Kosovo?

Chambersburg Borough Council decides nativity scene must be removed from Memorial Square fountain

Pro-war dems. What is the mission in Afghanistan? nt

Michelle Bachmann could've been invented by The Onion.

Remember the Peace Dividend?

Tiger Quits Golf; Will Become Politician

Why am I even watching this speech tonight? Discuss.

Veterans for Peace...

Where are our thinkers!!!!

The ultimate ass-cover in this speech.

I am now convinced more than ever a large number of people do NOT belong in college

Jesus Christ dumped from jury pool for disruption

Jesus Christ dumped from jury pool for disruption

My DAD just sent me the Michael Moore letter to Obama

Did Rudy Guliani help write this speech?

Little Green Footballs - 2 years too late

He gave a clear, unambiguous start date. He gave a clear, unambiguous end date.

Author: Anti-gay Ugandan politicians are members of ‘The Family’

My fellow citizens. At this hour, American and coalition forces...

The campaign ca$h behind the Afghanistan Escalation (surprise. not. Pfft.) Follow the effing money.

Fuck Pakistan!

CHANGE!

Wasted Energy Spent on Third Parties

Personal observation about global warming...

The Audacity of NOPE

Rogue Brewery Upset at Palin for co-opting "Rogue"

Does Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan make you feel safer?

My HealthCare Reform Idea

I hate war. But I Love Barack Obama.

W3. Okay. Is it now permissible to discuss the degree to which

D.C. Council votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Bu$h legacy where you don't expect it: Interstate highway system rest areas.

I have a thought: Obama has to give this speech tonight because

The United States of America

This is not your typical war... the emphasis will be protecting not destroying

How many applause lines did Obama get at west point? what were they?

The Destruction Of The Inland Empire

Cutest Video of the Year

most duers want obama=carter

Do you want me to continue the nightly Quayle awards

'Obama's Troop Increase Means He 'Owns' Afghan War'

Mr. Fish TOON: "Which is more dangerous..."

Mr. Fish TOON: "Which is more dangerous..."

I've been reading Sarah Palin's book. What's going on??

A Very Bush Like Speech

A troop surge can only magnify the crime against Afghanistan - from an Afghan politician

Exceptional or not, We are War Slaves.

The fact that Karl Rove applauds Obama for this tellls me everything I need to know.

What a hollow, empty, pile of crap that he just shoveled out.....

Feds ‘Pinged’ Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year

Feds ‘Pinged’ Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year

the audacity of DOPE

Catholic League President Bill Donohue not pleased with Joanne Krupa's "Be An Angel" ad for PETA

Was there group disrespect for the president?

Rep. Maxine Waters on Olbermann and she's not buying into it

Nothing has surprised me since Rick Warren was invited to speak at the Inauguration.

We're #2, we're #2!

Obama is officially a warmonger!

My Two Cents on AfPak and the speech

Did Obama say he was going to get bin Laden during his campaign?

on health care reform, Democrats seem to have put corruption ahead of the public good

Our most precious resource.

Well, I have to say that I'm not surprised

Russia plans to start Iran's nuclear power station in March 2010.

Moral source of America's authority my ass

STUPID STUPID STUPID! It's so obvious! You fools, you poor besotten fools!

"They will help to train competent Afghani security forces .... "

Say the funding for sending troops gets blocked, what happens next?

screw justice, there is no peace without more killing.

"Watch this quick before it gets zapped off the web!"

We, as both Democrats and Progressives, have a long, long way to go in order to turn America around

A post that has nothing to do with Obama, health care, or Afghanistan.

It really is refreshing to have an adult as our leader....

Hi, I would like to start another thread about Obama's speech

At least he didn't say we were going there to liberate the women.

I am baffled - maybe you can help explain this

Why can't Obama just snap his fingers and fix everything?!?!

4 Venezuelan banks closed today - 2 liquidated by state.

Did you see that guy sleeping in the audience?

23 yrd old msgs 16 yr old girl: called her “princess,” “baby” and “precious.”

Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama: Peace thru War, Killing, and Death....

US Senate Confirms Obama US District Judge Jacqueline Nguyen 97-0.

What do people in military service and their families think about a buildup in Afghanistan?

Tiger Woods Incident Gets Animated (VIDEO)

Fuck You John McCain

Obama's brilliant counter intuitive WITHDRAWAL strate: Rinse & Repeat - will end the war even sooner

Obama's brilliant counter intuitive WITHDRAWAL strate: Rinse & Repeat - will end the war even sooner

Maxine Waters: "I don't get it. Where does it end? It doesn't work for me."

some first thoughts on the president's address

I wonder what influence "the economy" has on war strategy

How much will Afghanistan war add to deficient and fall of dollar?

Did anyone notice some tension between Katie Couric & Lara Logan on CBS?

Will Republicans now have to support Obama on something, or do a 180 on their war?

Zelaya claims fraud in Honduras election, but some nations recognize Lobo's win

Aetna To Dump 600,000 Members

Time for a second bill of rights--Bill Boyarsky

Todd Rundgren - A Dream Goes on Forever.

The Change I Voted For

Isn't it great how Obama is handling the War on Afghans differently from Bush?

HELL hath frozen

BETRAYED!

Beck gave Huckafuck a pass and instead blamed liberals for being soft on criminals

I'm calling in September 11th for work tomorrow.

The Hard Numbers on Afghanistan

Cenk (of the Young Turks) is on with Keith right now

ThinkProgress: "Politico’s Allen And VandeHei ‘Interview’ Cheney So That They Can Write His Op-Ed"

Cheney hits 'radical' Obama

What I need to hear from Obama.

Congratulations Mr. Obama

Hey Louis Farrakhan, whats your take on the speech?

Reid slams McCain: 'Huge, big belly-flop flip flop"

A reminder to those of you who are outraged that there is some criticism of the speech here tonight.

If Obama does what Bush could not do, and captures Osama Bin Laden

WAR! What is it good for? And How Will You Vote?

on the lighter side...the recording of Cheney's interview

*****OFFICIAL SPEECH THRAD 3****

Do You Think That Osama is Still In Afgahnistan?

Geography of a Recession

we'll be able to solve the cultural issues in Afghanistan immediately

Someone please give a summary of the speech that doesn't start with "Obama is Bush"

If you could retroactively change your vote for President on 11/4/2008, would you?

Why use a stealth aircraft against an adversary that doesn't have radar?

You lost me at 9/11. The only Presidential candidate getting my vote in 2012

If America collapses, then everybody gets to live like hippies...

Child porn cases take toll on investigators-Job exposes team to images of abuse few can comprehend

Kucinich on CNN now - slamming Cheney and speaking against ...

Would Obama have voted for the IWR?

Will Congress use the power of the purse to end the war in Afghanistan?

Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on the Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Jesus Christ, and he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize. nt

Now this is funny

Barack Obama: The War We Need To Win - August 1, 2007

Nomi Prins, a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs...

Thank you mods!

US stalls as Pakistan drifts

Pay For Our Oops

Pay For Our Oops

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss, We all got fooled again.

can't we all at least have free opium or something?

Which Russian teevee reporter will play the Dan Rather role?

Which Russian teevee reporter will play the Dan Rather role?

Outside of the 'timeline' and the escalation what's different about the president's Afghan strategy

common ground on the left and right- drug war

Political storm brews for President Zardari: analysts

The Nation: Commentary on the Afghanistan Escalation

More concern about aliens in Colorado: UFOs on the ballot

I saw a mug when I worked at the courthouse...

Repubs: not dithering = less troops than dithering

You are all mad at the President for doing exactly what he campaigned on.

Thoughts about bleeding to death

Obama and Afghanistan...

Ooooooooohhhhhhhh ........ so its a ....... wait for it ....... its a "Burst"

LOL -- "Tail Gunner DDDDDick!"

Movement to Ban Divorce Grows in California

Breaking News Twitters - re Obama's Plan

General Motors chief executive Fritz Henderson resigns

Tonight's Chicago local news poll results comes out against Afghan decision

Barack Obama on 10/2/22: "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war."

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!

Salon: Uninspiring speech sells dubious policy, betrayed progressives have only themselves to blame

How long will September 11 serve as a rationale for war?

Steve Ballmer Portrait Done In 'Blue Screen Of Death'

Do you support the increase of military in Afghanistan?

Let's talk agriculture - something Obama touched on very briefly.

*****OFFICIAL SPEECH THREAD 1*****

The Secret Service screwed up, but they also have to contend with this:

Chris Rock Unloads On Media For Tiger Woods Car Crash Coverage

Should we change the name of DU now?

self delete, computer burp

Historical perspective on Vietnam and Afghanistan

"Hey, hey, LBJ.. how many kids did you kill today?" ...

Glenn Beck...| "SNL makes me paranoid"

Afghan Oil Pipeline Given Go Ahead

Mr. Friedman.. The country didn't go crazy after 9/11...

Tonight's J. Danforth Quayle Award For Republican Stupidity goes to THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Pro Lifers support teenage pregnancy?

Can we all agree on this

I am afraid

Flag this message UNITED ANTIWAR MOVEMENT TELLS OBAMA: NO ESCALATION!

A Picture Speaks 1000 Words Mr. President...

so, if tonight is any indication, it seems the right AND left wings are gonna fracture...

AFT President Randi Weingarten on education, public schools and the union

I work with a guy like Tweety

Karl Rove and Dan Senor praise Obama's Afghanistan Escalation

Obama: I'll end don't-ask, don't-tell . . . that was a campaign promise too.

The best Christmas light display ever.

'The Straight Story' on the wars

In a hypothetical 2012 primary between Obama and Kucinich who would you vote for?

Ok the good, the bad and the ugly

I'm stunned. .

Do you support Obamas' decision to send more troop to Afghanistan?

Well, I Knew Today This Would Happen. Low Information Posts About How Any Afghan Action is Murder..

FAA Rejects Boeing 777 Engine-Ice Warnings

I guess there are some things that still need to be said.

My take on the Afghanistan Withdrawal Strategy

I am willing to bet that we'll be in afghanistan and iraq for DECADES, not just a few years.

Afghanistan ....... because one can never be too macho or too broke.

Why don't they expose the true numbers of soldiers ?

The USA has the GREATEST Health Care System in the world!

caption time!

How does one man kill four cops

Funniest black humor I've read in a while

Should we nationalize the Federal Reserve and take it out of private hands?

I support the officer in Seattle who shot and killed Clemmons

Victory Science

Recipe: Afghanistan, Vietnam, And The Perfect Storm Of Male Ego...

Ya know.....it's just all bullshit.....

In my "heartland" family values Repuke town...

In my "heartland" family values Repuke town...

No One Should Be Shocked or Surprised

Rate the Speech

Houston toy drives check the immigration status of families before handing out gifts.

AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ VETERANS NOT READY TO SUPPORT OBAMA STRATEGY IN AFGHANISTAN

I asked in the Travel Group, no answer. Can you help?

I support Obama on his Afghanistan move

Can we all agree on this fine point?

Obama is the furthest-left President

Arlen Specter's facebook message on the President's Speech

John Brown

at my age, I'm flashing on the speeches president's have given on wars, back to LBJ

I didn't watch, I don't care, I think we are in the shitter, and Status Quo wins the day

Why do wars take so long now?

War is easy. Peace is hard. That's really about the extent of it.

Homeless man died outside his tepee on Thanksgiving

I am so disappointed with Obama's speech.....

Lyndon Johnson told the nation have no fear of escalation

Comcast Data Usage Meter Begins Rolling Out To Customers

9. 9 frickin' years we've been stumbling about in Afghanistan

We must support our president during a time of war.

A must-read on how both sides of the aisle pander to the religious elements

General Eaton thank you, for telling me what I suspected

Police: Woods at fault in crash, will get citation

Pashtunistan

My god just SHUT UP with how it's all going to be different now that change is here!!!

"clearly the system lets these 4 police officers down, we'll have Mike Huckabee on to explain it "

"clearly the system lets these 4 police officers down, we'll have Mike Huckabee on to explain it "

"No cost of living increase for people on Social-Security this year. Even Bush gave an increase

I'm going to trust Obama on this

Yeah, let's wimp out in Afghanistan

Police Kill SUSPECTED Cop Killer

How ethical is it to kill with drone planes? Ones where the "pilot" is in an office in DC?

Obama aunt anguished by separation

Which is more irrevocably fractured ........

I am going to call the 2012 race now. With Huccabunny out it will be Mittens (R) Failin Pailin (I)

EA exec punts 96,000rpm e-car engine -- Miniature jet drives generator

"prolonged war we didn't have to continue & w/ (Cheney) speaking out, he should be held accountable"

*****OFFICIAL SPEECH THRAD 2****

The Rise of Venture Philanthropy and the Ongoing Neoliberal Assault on Public Education:

This part of Obama's speech really stood out to me tonight:

Richard Wolffe on Countdown said the speech was all about getting out.

MoveOn Moves Against Obama On Afghanistan

New Data Shows Abortion Quite Common In Most Red States

Those who think Obama has made the right decision, please remind the rest of us

What Recovery? U.S. Consumers Getting "Dramatically Worse," Howard Davidowitz Says

I'm Depressed

David Sirota: What percentage of those kids in the audience will die because of this decision?

New ocean wave-energy system developed

How many people feel better about Obama now that Obama gave his speech?

We MUST avenge the Afghani skyjackers of 911 911 911 who were on those planes when the Towers Fell!

Where will Obama get the troops to wind up the war in Afghanistan?

Cheney: 'I Basically Don't' Think Bush Administration Responsible For Afghanistan Problems

The Afghanistan escalation is a serious mistake of US policy- agree/disagree

Could we please have a moment of respectful silence to honor the passing

Alleged cop killer story

Question: Is our actions in Iraq & Afghanistan deterring terrorism or provoking it?

Nelson Crafting Abortion Amendment 'Nearly Identical' To Stupak's

FUCK!

Conservative blogger sees the light, parts ways with the right

UPDATED: Leahy to introduce antitrust repeal amendment

An Afghanistan woman politician speaks about the "surge":

Futuristic anti-whale poaching combat boat revealed

David Obey Still Thinks You're an Idiot

If Bernanke doesn't get reconfirmed, then who would you like to see as Fed chairman?

Maxine sounds like a crazy DUer

Man with cancer says Blue Cross rations care

Until today, I never saw anyone here at DU so strongly support war..really

Style of the Speech Tonight

I respect people on both sides of this debate

I respect people on both sides of this debate

For those ranting about Afghanistan, a simple question...

Has anybody asked President Obama about Rick Warren AFTER this not-condemning-Uganda crap?

Russ Feingold on Obama's Speech:

I'm not worried about Al Qaeda.

Big Night in History: Peace Prize Winner Escalates War on Afghanistan

Andrew Sullivan lets Cheney have it

The country is going to go broke for the sake of meddling in Afghanistan

I agree with Richard Wolfe ... this is a responsible withdrawl plan

Do people here really expect Obama's policy in Afghanistan

Computer geeks: What happens when Windows updates?

just drop the money on the afghanis directly

Potemkin Villagers, will anyone (besides Greenspan) discuss the real reasons we are in the ME? OIL

Afghanistan Escalation Huh... Here's A Postview...

Bring Back the Draft

What does it mean when a major player (dubai world) says it has debt issues yet all the markets rise

You know what bothers me about this escalation?

Congratulations on the Epic Democratic Fail...

If we can't even close gitmo in 12 months, who thinks we can end a war in 18?

If we can't even close gitmo in 12 months, who thinks we can end a war in 18?

If we can't even close gitmo in 12 months, who thinks we can end a war in 18?

If we can't even close gitmo in 12 months, who thinks we can end a war in 18?

Tonight is a confusing night..

"Killing for Peace is like Fucking for Virginity"

Absolutely shocking. Calls to Florida family services abuse line often ignored deliberately.

Explaining the Drop in Iraqi War Dead (It Wasn't the Surge)

"Do we really need to teach the Afghanis to shoot?"

So, you support the Afghanistan escalation? Congrats, you are now the proud owner of the occupation

Statement from Cindy Sheehan on events at Travis AFB on Sunday

How many of you are pissed off at Obama for escalating the stupid war?

Boys taught in single-sex schools face divorce, depression by early 40s

Ben Nelson will introduce bill as "identical to Stupak as it can be"

To the War Supporters

I can think of three reasons why we are involved in Afghanistan. Can you add?

Host a Community Jobs Forum - Invitation from White House

Anyone else still think the Afghan War is about a pipeline?

The Angst of a Liberal

meta: anyone think the unrec droids, footstampers and 'snap'pers here are hilarious or tragic ?

NYPD regularly lie per federal judge

Dumbass Nobel Peace Prize Committee looks pretty stupid now...

Can we go back to having an ANTIWAR MOVEMENT now?

Can we go back to having an ANTIWAR MOVEMENT now?

Team DU: Folding@Home - Join DU's Distributed Computing team. We Need You NOW!

'So far, so good' for RI 1st Circuit appeals court nominee: Senator Whitehouse Chairs hearing

I am sorry folks, but, I don't think I can stay.

anyone think Maxine Waters should have kept her trap shut cause pigeons flew out when she opened it?

Dems & Obama - Continue Estate Tax Rip Off

President Barack Obama delivered the best speech George W. Bush ever gave in his life.

Tonight is why I voted for him.

Tonight is why I voted for him.

Today in DU History - Obama the first Black President goes from Hero Progressive PotUS

YouTube: "I'll be the boy in the corduroy pants...You'll be the girl at the high school dance..."

YouTube: "Broken leashes all over the floor, Keys left hangin in a swingin door, WHY DO I KEEP..."

DUers tired of "DUers with _____ names, check in here!" threads - um, what was I saying again?

Has anyone here dealt with AFLAC?

YouTube: Neil Young, "Austin City Limits," the BEST fucking version of "Down By The River" EVER.

Chris Hansen to catch a Mathematician ..lol !

Technical difficulty..ignore

Credit Card Usury bill up again in House this week PLEASE CALL!

YouTube: "Yeah, she went down swingin'..like Sammy Davis..She went down swingin'..like Sonny Liston"

How to get a cork out of a bottle - neat trick!

I know it is early in the season

Lonely Island Band - Check out the guest stars. Very weird song.

Apple's new keyboardless computer

DUers with computers, check in here:

Stan Lee created a monster he never imagined

DU-ers with Science Fiction/ Fantasy related names check in here!

FDR understood the Power of the Public Option

Am I an evil boyfriend for giving my girlfriend the "Chrisian Side Hug" earworm?

I could not care less about Tiger Woods, his car accident or whether he and his wife were arguing!!!

Prince Harry is very worried about Tiger

Sorry to add to the noise about the "party crashers," but I am disgusted.

Product of the century.

apparently even the lightest of lifting

Homeopathy?

A little something to restore your faith in humanity.

Wanna have some fun in GD?

The stupidity of the RW shows everytime I hear conservative

Strange wireless phone issue....

what does the "y" stand for in :

Funny names.

Hug your kitty!

I used a day off, designated for 2010, and slept...

The Soldier and the Nun

Youtube: Surprised Kitty

Saw this in a catalog last night. If I'd been drinking, I would have done a spit-take...

Did anyone make this mistake on Black Friday?

Did anyone make this mistake on Black Friday?

I HATE Summer, at least when the humidity is WAYYY up, and you sweat and

About appreciation. I just made my billing analyst's day by

A DMV counter with fresh flowers, pictures of valedictorians, and cute puppies?

I finally was able to get an appointment for a haircut.

It's a breastfeeding story, so I'm putting it here.

Look out mama

From the cover of the Washington Post, "Madden NFL 2010."

Stumped for Gifts?

"O" Face

Please use the proper terminology!!!!!!

I find it ironic there is a war of words going on in GD and GDP.

Please note: GD and GDP are now Kucinich Underground

Gahdam, think we'll be at Level 1 tonight?

I'd like a What-a-chicken with cheese, fries and Dr. Pepper

A wedding gift an bride should recieve

I guess we're joining the cult

I guess we're joining the cult

I'd like to request an immense new forum: Trolls

Okay, ONE thing M$ apparently got right with Vista...

snow day !!!!!! we're not opening until later (if at all) today

YouTube - Frampton w/ Humble Pie, Steve Marriott Memorial Concert 2001, "Four Day Creep"

Hell Pollo Loco. Office Despot.

He's got sweeeeeeeet fuck-all: YouTube - The Who, Isle of Wight 1970, "Young Man Blues"

YouTube - Sir Paul wants you to know that you may be a lover but you ain't no dancer

Holy Shit Batman!

Subject line only

Surprised kitteh....very cute!

I don't know what's got into me

i have a birthday coming up soon. how long should I stay 50 y.o.?

The Bagels finished undefeated in their division, eat it Bruegger

Best Christmas light display EVER!

Happy birthday, Sweetie!

Cutest Video of the Year

Number of SECONDS after Bush Pretzel-dential Lie-berry opening before first My Pet Goat graffiti

Chinese report on Tiger's "accident"

YouTube: The classic "Baby PLEASE" moment from "A Different World"

How do you get closure?

I took a nap from 2PM to just now. Did I miss anything?

is there a scene that is more representative of cinematic art than the big rig vs. Fighter jet scene

The Way We Get By...most emotional film I have ever watched

YouTube - "The second season I am to know"

Let's have a copy thread.

Love DU but gotta go for a long time

Take a memo... then make a bomb threat: How secretary made sure her boss didn't miss his flight

Anybody Watching Christmas Vacation Tonight?

ever go get your lunch, get 3 or 4 bites into it, and then

I'd like to recommend this guy as the next State Dinner gate crasher.

Dog Houdini

"someone unrecommended complimenting the mods?"

How does this guy help you refi your house?

There seems to be a lot of sales/telemarketing positions open in my area.

YouTube - The Stones, "Brown Sugar," L.A. Forum 7/11/75

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 12/01/09

Support Our Troops

Team DU: Folding@Home - Join DU's Distributed Computing team. We Need You NOW!

I Have A Confession To make. Wanna Hear It?

INAPPROPRIATE!

2009 celebrity deaths.

I know it is not cool to admit it, but I don't care, I have to say it:

*pant, pant, pant*

Happy December 1st!!!11!

Ahhhhh, Refuge . . The Lounge

I dont care what the hell any of you people say

First Asian model on Victoria's Secret runway

Ex-Miss Argentina dies after cosmetic surgery on her buttocks

I'm goin' in-cover me

What's your favorite Bruce Springsteen album or song?

So, I was just interviewed by a NYT reporter

Kitten rescued from flooding storm drain - video - Philly neighbors

Why didn't anyone tell me it was National Let Your Child Run Amok in Dollar Tree Day?

Do any of you own a pet hedgehog?

You know what I really like about the Lounge?

Skin translucency

Skin translucency

Son's of Anarchy fans...thoughts on season finale tonight

Pictures of Sarah Palin NUDE!

I'm looking for a place worthy of me and what I have to offer humanity, which is immense.

NOBODY can make a guitar sing like Chet Atkins

I'm making a list and checking it twice....my IGNORE list.

A Question for Jazz Lovers

I think its time to break up with my bank.

Idiot model, former Miss Argentina, dies after unnecessary plastic surgery

You must pick ONE restaurant to eat at...

Let's have a photo thread

GD & GDP are revolting

I've been taking Wellbutrin to quit smoking. Tomorrow is D-Day.

Harlan Ellison Wants In On Star Trek 2

Favorite Frozen Pizza

The Nation -The Afghan Pipeline You Don't Know About

What year does the president's call to end the Afghan War by increasing the troops sound most like?

Our love/hate relationship with anonymous sources

Fred Kaplan: Confessions of an Uncertain Columnist. My Mixed Feelings about the war in Afghanistan

In Afghan Debate, Few Antiwar Op-Eds: Elite papers marginalize public opposition

Obama's rating went up 2 pts. to 51% in Gallup - where was the 24/7 media coverage?

NC-Sen: Sources Say Cal Cunningham to Enter Race

You can't be a "choosy mom" if you don't pick JIF. In fact, if you pick Skippy, then CPS is just ..

You can't be a "choosy mom" if you don't pick JIF. In fact, if you pick Skippy, then CPS is just ..

There's no 'abortion' in Senator Mikulski's amendment

TPM: McCain Amendment a 'Big Fat Wet Kiss' to the Insurance Industry

Re-Thinking Ralph Nader. Discuss quietly amongst yourselves.

The White House takes on Politico

Host a Community Jobs Forum - Invitation from White House

Obama's Global AIDS Grade: D+

"Pending home sales rise for 9th month in a row"

Obama’s Troop Increase Means He ‘Owns’ Afghan War

WH: "health insurance reform protects and strengthens Medicare"

This excuse that candidate Obama said he was going to escalate in Afghanistan is funny as shit.

HOTH! BATTLE OF ENDOR! GALACTIC CIVIL WAR! CLONE WARS! OMG!

Second Democrat Kicks Off Paulsen Challenge

Palin Ally Malek To Host Fundraising Dinner For Blunt

Callahan to Attend Obama Event in PA Friday

Markey Gets Behind Capuano's Massachusetts Senate Bid

Dick's back

Some in the military want the Afghanistan War because wars are how you advance in your career

Gibbs makes the morning rounds.

So We Will Be Engaged In A-Stand for the.....

Post annoucements of this week's antiwar events in your area here!

Personally, I'm going to listen to what President Obama says tomorrow night- and see what I think

This is what SHOULD have happened:

Sorry to be saying this.....

Military Escalation Will Harm Afghan People, US Interests by John Nichols

Just FYI....

Krugman: Republicans lyin... er, misreading about premium increases

"CBO: Stimulus saved or created as many as 1.6M jobs"

I opposed the Afghan war cause I knew we were making a multi-decade commitment

Durbin calling out the R's who want the conflict of interest stripped out of the healthcare bill.

Washington Times Runs Anti-Obama Monkey Birther Ad

Afghanistan Troop Withdrawl ...... right month, wrong year.

What the CBO actually said about Premiums (They go DOWN)

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the DU... where 36% say they won't vote Obama in 2012.

A suggestion.. an oldie but goodie.. Can we wait to hear what the President says tonight?

ATTENTION - Obama ALWAYS promised to send 2 Additional Brigades to Afghanistan

U.S. forces will begin to withdraw from Afghanistan in July 2011

It's Time for Dems to "Put Up or Shut Up" on Media Consolidation (Huffpost)

The election of Barack Obama as President seems to have driven the barely sane over the edge.

Just want to say

"Clinton speaks on Af-Pak strategy"

We bring all the troops back from Afghanistan - will they stay in the military on bases

Anti-War Protests Tuesday & Wednesday as President Obama Announces More Troops to Afghanistan

"I get angry when I hear VP Cheney talking about a job they didn't finish"

Who's Really Making the Decisions?

Fong suspends campaign

Rev. Jesse Jackson Comments on the One Year Anniversary of President Obama's Election

Bill would force a Democratic replacement for N.J. Senate

Bernero 'mulling' run for governor

NH firefighter, state rep announces for 2nd CD

Since when is being a progressive require us to be Cranky, Impatient and Paranoid?

Ex-Rep. Bradley Co-Hosts Fundraiser with Pawlenty in NH

Toss Geithner out on his ear, and replace him with Michael Hudson

Obama is at West Point tonight - anyone know when he arrives at Stewart Airport?

Karl Rove has given his stamp of approval to the escalation in Afghanistan.

What is your definition of success in Afghanistan?

Glenn Greenwald: "The most bizarre defense of Obama's escalation"

France, Germany reject US appeals to boost Afghan force

Excerpts from Tonight's Speech

CBS "News" tonight (Lara Logan) reported that troops would be coming out of Iraq in 2011.

How can you tell if people are overreacting in here?

I cry for our president and our country tonight

Preemptive outrage!

where are defense contractors' factories located?

WAR TAX on the Mongers and Profiters.

Obama is giving McChrystal 1/3 less troops then requested and 10,000 troops are committed from NATO

Obama is giving McChrystal 1/3 less troops then requested and 10,000 troops are committed from NATO

** AFGHANISTAN Speech Thread **

I don't blame Obama..

Honduras or Afghanistan - which is Obama showing his imperialist chops bigger with?

****Everybody Duck!!!: POTUS Addresses the American People, Live from West Point****

You know the INCREDIBLY HUGE DIFFERENCE between Bush's plans and Obama's?

God Bless CSPAN3

Is there some kind of law the Obama Adm. could use to have Dick Cheney thrown in jail?

Obama is not a war monger

What could the President say tomorrow to convince you...

Three Stinking Years!!!

Three Stinking Years!!!

So did Obama manage to get a Bush "fear 911" card used on ebay?

Chris Matthews is a FUCKING idiot!!!!!

In 8 Years, Will My Son Have The Opportunity To Enlist For Afghanistan

The speech could have been written by Bush*

...and now the screaming starts...

FACT SHEET: The Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Let's see if I get this straight. We have to surge in AFGHANISTAN to keep the nukes in PAKISTAN

So remind me again why the networks all grab McCain for his worthless comments?

Get this...Karl Rove just said Obama showed no passion...

Just read that Sarah Palin quit 40 minutes into a 5K Turkey Trot...

Just read that Sarah Palin quit 40 minutes into a 5K Turkey Trot...

OMG! Legalize poppies to fund the war!

I didn't watch the speech because I thought it would be a speech that Bush would give. Was it?

America is standing tall!!

Arrival of more troops will arouse suspicion in Pakistan

Do you plan to vote for Obama in 2012?

Barack Obama's Afghanistan strategy is a gamble and the price will be high

Barack Obama's Afghanistan strategy is a gamble and the price will be high

I'm still waiting...

Russ Feingold will try to block funding for this esculation.

Wow, did they subcontract the speech out to Bush

"Text of President Obama's speech on Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2009"

Just A Suggestion Here

i'm going to bed. there is no hope here.

I see people who never asked for an exit strategy...now cheering for it

This is what the RW is really pissed about -

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't...between a rock and a hard

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't...between a rock and a hard

President Obama capitulated to Dick Cheney tonight. We have been outmaneuvered once again!

True or False - Obama has already increased the troop level by 40,000 since entering office?

DNC just called me to ask for money.

KO just told Cheney to shut up...

Too Big to Block? Why Obama Must Stop the Comcast-NBC Merger

Now here is the bizare thing... The Taliban are home grown, and they are growing stronger...

Vietnamistan

Vietnamistan

Is Having A "Big Umbrella" A Good thing For Democrats?

I am going to divine our nation's future through Obama... here I go...

Welcome to Democratic Underground.

For what it's worth - my take on the speech (yes, I watched it all).

I'm gonna work on my novel. Too many warmongers for my taste. nt

Tweety is an asshole, again.

Krugman: Things to Come - Political and Economic Outlook (Grim, but at least Obama wins in 2012)

Remember what Corey Feldman kept saying in that movie /The Burbs/.

Would you feel the same tonight if Bush would have gave this speech?

Obama opposed the Iraqi surge. Why does he think the same tactic will work in Afghanistan?

Remember the public option debate?

As a former Hillary supporter, I would just like to say

How does promising to do the wrong thing make Obama a better president?

A reminder to those of you who are outraged that there is some criticism of the speech here tonight.

On Obama: Competence now is so gratefully accepted by the troops at

Michelle Obama is hungry- Photo

Wait a minute. DUers are upset that Obama mention 9/11 multiple times?

Russia pulled out of Afghanistan after NINE years! We will be there TEN!!

Russia pulled out of Afghanistan after NINE years! We will be there TEN!!

Afghanistan is now Obama's war

The Obama Doctrine

LBJ & Robert McNamara conversation 3/2/1964

Some comments from readers to Andrew Sullivan's blog:

biggest differences between war in Iraq and war in Afghanistan

If we don't plan to nation build for the next ten years, we will lose

How do you think the Taliban will feel about Obama's speech? (POLL)

Can anyone please tell me what a win in Afghanistan looks like?

United Antiwar Movement Tells Obama: No Escalation Of War!

If Obama escalates war "he will betray his own message of hope and deepen my people's pain"

What would a President John Kerry have done re: Afghanistan?

k/r for the unity created on DU by Cheney openining his chickenhawk piehole

After the speech, I'm still conflicted

Two things that I am happy about tonight!!! You should be also!

Obama debunks claim that Afghanistan=Vietnam

Handy Guide to why the Afghanistan War will be a failure unless we withdraw soon

I support President Obama.

I listened not to a rah rah speech.. but one of grim grim determination

I support the President. n/t

We elected a President to make decisions using his best judgment.

If only you would just wait for Obama's speech, the Afghanistan escalation will be made ok!!!

Why he is not giving this from the Oval.....

President Obama is not going to lose significant support with this speech

The President knows stuff we don't, bottom line. That is why this

New public option plan - Senator Carper's

We got us a withdrawal Plan out of Afghanistan! Fuckin' A!

Afghanistan Speech in Word Cloud

Nothing like Bush, words matter

MoveOn Moves Against Obama On Afghanistan

I support our President!

Obama was top recipient of military-industrial complex money in 2008

I call BULLSHIT! Did those complaining ever support OUR presdent?

Rachel Maddow knocked it outta the park: continuation of the Bush doctrine.

Okay Let's Do It This Way: Explain Your Reasons Why You Think Obama WANTS War.

The Media is a fucking Trip!

Let's hear progressives defend a war buildup, this'll be good

Olbermann: By prolonging the war, Afghanistan will turn into Vietnam

President Obama will have ended two wars by the time his first term is over!

President Obama will have ended two wars by the time his first term is over!

Would somebody call Cheney (Mr. WMD) out on his lack of military service

THIS is what an intelligent President looks...

I doubt the Taliban were consulted for tonights event setting of timetables and military goals. LBJ

Rep. Dennis Kucinich addresses escalation in Afghanistan

Senator Kerry's statement on Obama's speech

I'm not only going to keep my $ & volunteer time from you, I'm not voting for you in 2012.

K&R if you plan to support Obama in 2012!

30,000 troops, $1 mil per troop per year, for 3 years: $90 billion.

This is a lie.

Why do you subscribe to the totality that all war is unjustified?

Rate President Obama's Speech at West Point (A-F)

Grayson: Bring The Troops Home

I do not understand the consternation on presidents decision to add 30k troops to Afghanistan

Study Links Chile’s Native Forest Cover To Available Water Supply

Several nations acknowledge Lobo's victory in Honduras

Congress calls for party crashers to testify

Rumsfeld order allowed bin Laden's escape

Argentina court bans first Latin American gay marriage

Union takes furloughs to save (479) jobs

Futuristic anti-whale poaching combat boat revealed

Movement under way in California to ban divorce

Afghan officials fear talk of exit strategy

Iran prison doctor 'was poisoned', prosecutors say

Dubai ruler plays up strength as Gulf markets fall

Seattle police kill suspect in officer slayings

Oil Companies Look to the Future in Iraq

Cheney hits 'radical' Obama

Second blast at Russian train crash site targeted investigators

D.C. Council poised to legalize same-sex marriage

Govt. Investigation Confirms ABC News Report on Secret CIA Prison

self delete

AIG Slashes US Debt Under Deal With New York Fed

Seattle police ambush: cop-killing rampages up this year

'Spam gang' leader gets $15m fine (by US Court)

Chilcot inquiry: US said Iraqis would welcome invasion

Congress casts wary eye on Obama's Afghanistan buildup

U.S. unemployed face higher healthcare premiums

N. Korea Revalues Currency to Curb Free Trade (private economy)

Separate Afghan war funding bill needed-US lawmaker

Obama to Send More Troops, Seek Afghanistan Exit

(NY) Gay Marriage Vote Advances

Political library lets staff go

DC Council Votes 11-2 in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Tuesday December 1

S Africa to expand Aids treatment

Latvian lawmakers approve 2010 austerity budget amid angry protests

Campbell (Calif.) Council Expected To Elect Country's Youngest Openly Gay Mayor

Minaret ban 'a security risk' - Swiss minister

W.House: to work with Congress on Afghan war funds

Jury convicts Baltimore mayor on one count

CNBC: General Motors CEO to resign

Pawlenty: I would not have granted clemency to suspected police shooter

(Sen. Ben) Nelson proposes war bonds

UK climate scientist to temporarily step down

Official: Obama to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan

U.S. troops did not expect postwar role, Blair aide says

France, Germany reject US appeals to boost Afghan force

U.S. forces will begin to withdraw from Afghanistan in July 2011

U.S. Manufacturing Expands for a Fourth Month as Factories Propel Recovery

Without public option, health care bill is "worthless," Dean says

Without public option, health care bill is "worthless," Dean says

ACLU backs Prop. 8 (anti-marriage equality) forces in disclosure case

Venezuela: Bankers back closure of troubled banks

Obama wants Afghan war over in 3 years, officials say

CBO report: Stimulus package saved or created as many as 1.6 million jobs

Suspected Cop Killer Maurice Clemmons Killed by Police After Two-Day Manhunt

John Demjanjuk's lawyer says client too ill to be tried

Iraqi journalist turns tables on shoe thrower

Excerpts from Obama Speech on Afghanistan ("Begin Transfer Out July 2011")

Showcase: Dubai's Improbable Dream

CSpan Interview with journalist who spent time in Afghanistan.

Reuters: "FACTBOX: How Obama's Afghan strategy is shaping up" Does this sound familiar?

Peru's Murderous Fat-Stealing Gang: Crime or Cover-Up?

Paramilitaries Shoot Four Children, One Dead

What's the carbon/health footprint of another senseless war?

Sarah Palin's SECOND 'John Wooden-Native American' Gaffe

Senators urge renegotiation of U.S. trade deals

Bankers having more affairs in recession: website

Roosevelt Understood the Power of a Public Option

Oil Companies Look to the Future in Iraq

The Calling of A Contemporary Yank

Don't pass out - LGF post: "Why I Parted Ways With the Right"

Time for Our Second Bill of Rights

Maddow Video: US Ties to Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill w/Jeff Sharlet

Dean Baker: Not One More Tax Dollar For the Banks

Jobless face expiration of health benefit

Worse Than Enron?

Who Will Protest Obama's War?

Dear Dad, About these Right Wing Emails you keep forwarding

Time for Our Second Bill of Rights

Anti-War Protests Tuesday & Wednesday as President Obama Announces More Troops to Afghanistan

Time To Reconsider Jefferson's Call For Universal Service

We Can’t “Train” Our Way Out of Afghanistan

Screaming kids and airplanes: Mayday! Mayday!

Goldman Staff Packing Pistols to Defend Against Peasants

Swine on the decline. Why didn't they tell us?

'Corruption' confusion in Afghanistan

The Swiss ban makes me shudder

CBO - Senate HCR bill will keep premiums for those with group insurance Level to lower - DAMN!

Obama's Shocking Afghan Plan: Send Michaele Salahi

Did top Pentagon official create imaginary LLC to pad resume?

Barack Obama's Afghanistan strategy is a gamble and the price will be high

Cheney Criticizes Obama's Dog for Bow-Wowing

Army Times: Private security impairs U.S. forces in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is now Obama's war

Arrival of more troops will arouse suspicion in Pakistan

Krugman: Hope is Not a Plan

Scientist: Consensus withstands climate email flap

No More Executive Bonuses!

Seattle police ambush: cop-killing rampages up this year

Cenk Uygur: Why I Changed My Mind On Afghanistan

Bachman's district leads state in foreclosures

Nelson Crafting Abortion Amendment 'Nearly Identical' To Stupak's

Christian Cowards: Why Don't Evangelical Leaders Condemn the Hate Spouted by Right-Wingers?

We're At War, Charlie Brown

Adam Joseph "Finally"

Rick Warren Urges Christians to Be Dedicated as Nazis

RFK, Jr. and Ralph Nader Discuss a Possible Parliamentary System

Sarah Palin Quits...Again

Billy Bragg

Global warming is real, A Climate Skeptic's Conversion

William Gheen (ALIPAC) Attacks Dobbs' Immigration Flip Flop

Coburn's Message To Seniors: 'You're Going To Die Soon'

Rick Warren Talks About Executing Homosexuals

ITUC "No to Nuclear Weapons" Campaign

DFA Campaign Academy - Campaign Budgeting: What You Can Get Donated

Bill O'Reilly To Huckabee For Commuting Suspected Cop Killer's Sentence: 'It's Not Your Fault'

Howard Dean - 'Worthless, Costs a Lot of Money & Should be Defeated'

Tareq and Michaele Salahi: We Were Invited to White House, We Weren't Party Crashers

Afghanistan: War Without End Pt 01

Bill Hicks From Beyond: On The Obama Win

David Sirota debates David Frum on CNN's American Morning (Afghanistan escalation and health care)

AP: Obama - More Troops to Aghanistan; Timetable to Leave

"Serious" Discussion of Afghanistan

Keith: Dana Perino Worst Person In The World!

Grassley admits to living 'off the public tit'

Ed Show: Howard Dean - 'Dems Will Lose Majority If Don't Pass Health Reform That Works'

The Problem with Progressives

NO LOGO Turns Ten Years Old

TYT: Is 'The Family' Behind Anti-Gay Bill That Includes Execution?

Rachel Maddow on Obama's Afghanifuckup

Dennis Kucinich Responds To President Obama's Afghanistan Speech

Grayson 'Time to Come Home...We Need Vote To End the War'

CBS: Preparing for Deployment (Vermont National Guard)

Pete Seeger-Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

War. What is it good for? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

Papantonio: Obama is Bush Lite

Countdown: Cheney Accuses Obama of Treason (Cheney's Accusations 'Laughable')

Jesse Ventura Looks Ready To Snap Ben Stein In Half!

Ed Show: Kucinich - 'Bush Should Have Been Impeached; We Should Not Be Escalating in Afghanistan'

Solar Powered Rock and Roll

TYT: How Many Americans Are On Food Stamps?

Countdown: Rep. Maxine Waters on Obama Speech - 'I'm Terribly Saddened'

Countdown: Cenk Uygur - 'I Was Completely Unconvinced...'

The best report I've seen on the Tiger Woods Saga

Rachel Maddow - U.S. ties to Ugandan anti-gay bill (The Family & Rick Warren)

Peak oil review - Nov 30

Drumbeat: December 1, 2009

Greek solar panel company plans Pa. facility

After 13-Month Search, Bloomberg Picks Aide W/O Background To Run City Environmental Dept. - NYT

Antarctica turning green

The Story Of Cap & Trade (new Story of Stuff video)

Iraqi Doctors - "Alarming" Spike In Rates Of Childhood Cancers, Stilborn/Deformed Infants - Reuters

Coal concerns lead U.S. climate bill challenges

BBC: Himalayan glaciers' 'mixed picture'

U.S. Navy Prepares for Militarization of Arctic

A boneheaded BBC GW "doubt" piece

USGS - 90% Of Pee Dee River Bass Intersex; 100% Of Bass In Potomac

Mass. homeowners can now sell back electricity

Officials Point to Uranium Mine as GroundWater Table Contaminant

WAIS Melting Alone Likely To Add 10s Of Centimeters To Overall 1.4 Meter Sea Level Rise By 2100

NYT -Of Whole Broilers Tested Nationwide, 62% Had Campylobacter, 14% Salmonella, 9% Had Both

CRU Director Phil Jones To Step Down Pending Investigation Into Hacked Emails

World carbon emissions overshoot "budget"

Woods Hole Institute: In CO2-rich Environment, Some Ocean Dwellers Increase Shell Production

11/30/09 - Arctic Sea Ice Extent Still Just Barely Above 2007's All-Time Record Low - NSIDC

American Drug War: The Last White Hope: Pre Release Cut

Wow.

Texas' Mack Brown AP Big 12 coach of the year

Police: Woods at fault in crash, will get citation

All you Christian bashers should like this toon >>

Dallas Cowboys are Americas Favorite Team for the third straight year!

New York Yankees Are the Favorite Baseball Team For Seventh Year in a Row

Charles Woodson makes hefty donation to Mott Children's Hospital

SMU accepts Sheraton Hawaii Bowl invitation

Christ!! I'll say it - the Saints are damned good

Browns Win 7th in a row, 45-10

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WEEK 14

Peru's Murderous Fat-Stealing Gang: Crime or Cover-Up?

Daily Report #13 - Irene Lazinger Sunday – Election Day in Honduras

Daily Report #12 - Irene Lazinger Saturday in Honduras

Study Links Chile’s Native Forest Cover To Available Water Supply

Evo heading for a smashing, landslide re-election

National Lawyers Guild Calls for the US to Disavow the Legitimacy of Elections in Honduras

Lula and Correa leave Ibero-American summit

QC: From Tocoa to Tegucigalpa, “I didn’t vote!”

LATIN AMERICA: Summit Does Not Recognise Elections in Honduras

Ibero-American Summit issues Lisbon Declaration

Russell Ath. to rehire laid-off workers (Honduras)

Jim DeMint's Propaganda on Honduran Election

Brazil's president not to meet Honduran president-elect

Venezuela: Bankers back closure of troubled banks

How does the U.S. help fund pro-settler IDF troops?

EU ready to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

“…And A Little Child Shall Lead Them” by Uri Avnery

Palestinians to ask UN for state based on 1967 borders

New IDF Web 2.0 unit to fight enemies on Facebook, Twitter

Hezbollah to continue arming to fight Israel

Hamas approves law to execute drug dealers

Alan Grayson leads a double life by MAX BLUMENTHAL

Favre's career to end this week

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Members Sign 2nd Amendment Court Brief

nice defensive use of gun today, will never make the media

Berlin, N.H., Home Invasion Turns Deadly

Woman who shot man at bus stop won't be charged

Mother, son both end up arrested

Catering Co. Owner Shot Man In Self Defense

Elderly Man Shoots, Kills Burglar

Virginia Tech victim shows how easy it is to buy guns at gunshows.

Effectiveness of the .380 auto. Thoughts?

Today in Labor History Dec 1 Ford introduced the continuous moving assembly line, Rosa Parks sit in

Economic Report: Increased Workplace Stress Leads To More Workers Calling In Sick

Truckers strike over pay cuts

President Obama's schedule for Tuesday, December 1 2009

So let me get this straight....

A welcome to all to the Barack Obama Group --

I've got Barack's Back today..who's with me?

Grrrrrrr!!!!! 5 minutes in GD and I can't take it anymore!

National Geographic's International Photography Contest 2009

Belted Kingfisher. I heard him before I saw him.

A Lost European Culture, Pulled From Obscurity

I love BBQ and.....

Massive "Dark Halo" Discovered Beyond Edge of the Milky Way

Totally Gay For America

An important asset

Whats a Good Charity to Donate to this Holiday?

wow. is this normal over there in gd?

Today is World AIDS Day: Here is to hoping that within my lifetime I witness a cure to HIV/AIDS

A story that broke my heart tonight

Orthodox rabbis take public anti-gay marriage stance in NJ

Chinese government opens gay bar

Gays Being Killed: Rick Warren Doesn't See The Big Deal

Credit Card Usury bill up again in House this week PLEASE CALL!

Former Fed governor: Audit the Fed bill is 'dangerous'

Dubai Financial Meltdown to Trigger More Debt Defaults and Economic Contraction

Dr. Housing Bubble 12/01/09

Krugman: Deficit hawks trying to scare people with big, out-of-context numbers

Cleaning house at the WTO

Thank you All for the incredible well-wishes

I posted at GD and GDP and already unrecommended...

Ricochetastroman, what about the Grand Cross?

The sound of Jupiter's Electromagnetic voices

December - Visionary, Dreaming and Intuition Thread!

I ask for special prayers for President Obama tonight as he

David Wilcock on Disclosure & more...new article!

World AIDS Day

She misses him

FDR understood the Power of the Public Option

Posted this over at GLBT

Grow your own body parts? The future is now

Neti pots – Ancient Ayurvedic Treatment Validated by Scientific Evidence

From Bartcop:

The Rise of Venture Philanthropy and the Ongoing Neoliberal Assault on Public Education:

Opiate of the People? Marxism and Religion (2005)

Members on Rapture Ready seem to question another member who questioned Ray Comfort .

Priests cited in sexual-abuse claims (from newly released secret files)

Food For The Poor Organizes Prisoner Releases for Nonviolent Offenders

Faith, Science 'Must Intersect' in Climate Talks, Say Canadian Church Leaders

Some Reviews of Bloch's "Atheism in Christianity"

Creating God in one's own image:

want to evaluate a food blog?

Made turkey enchiladas with leftovers - thanks grasswire

Cereal (history of)

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