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Archives: December 15, 2009

Does coffee make you fat?

I just hit 5000

I'm growing a beard

Lieberfelch: playing Straussian (neocon) secret-government politics to show what a macher he is ?

Don't worry - Harry has Joe's number

China suggests new idea on addressing climate change

Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson up for Senate Judiciary vote this Thursday

HCR: the failure of America's political class and its wealthy members

Palin Caught With Tiger Woods, Lieberman Approves!

I think its time to use reconcilliation on HCR

Two Nato Tankers Torched Near Quetta

Remember Virginia? A lot of Democrats didn't go to the polls for whatever reason

Breaking: Loud Blast Heard in Afghan Capital

To all these people who say they're not going to vote or help out (heh heh).

"torture is a foreseeable consequence of the military’s detention of suspected enemy combatants"

Is it possible to be the recipient of a mass ignore bomb?

Associated Press - "Lieberman supported Medicare expansion"

I'm not religious but somehow Ican relate to this - History Made Easy

I'm not religious but somehow Ican relate to this - History Made Easy

VIDEOS: Sen. Edward Kennedy's 1983 poverty tour of Eastern Ky.

KO's list tonight was awesome

K&R if you hate Lieberman than any Republican

If only Ned Lamont hadn't vacationed after winning the primary

Actually, I think I'm beginning to see how we still MIGHT get some sort of public option...

If We Blame McCain For Giving Us Palin, Shoudn't We Be Blaming Gore For Giving Us Lieberman?

I saw a bumper sticker today...

Dems can pass meaningful HC reform(PO or SP) by threatening to cut..

NYT: Poll Reveals Depth and Trauma of Joblessness in U.S.

U.S. officials pushing for drone attacks on major Pakistani city.

This is why your power bill is so high and moving up:

The Felonious Five, at it again......

Man Drinks 'Glass Of Fat' In NYC Anti-Soda Video

Jon Soltz: Army Record Suicide Rate Continues, and Will Continue for Some Time

Got of love big business.

Blood pressure drug helps relieve veterans' nightmares

Dying in Cell 40: State hired for-profit firm with rap sheet of death and lawsuits

So, bluebelly bloggers: where the hell ARE you? (A point worth considering?)

The question isn't 'Why didn't OBAMA get everything he wanted?'

Let's just come out and say it...Lieberman pissed on Teddy's grave this week!

Let's hear it for police dogs (amazing video)

Lieberman's revenge.

Wells Fargo to repay $25 billion in TARP funds

VP Biden on MSNBC's Morning Joe- live NOW 8 am EST.

Murtha hospitalized with gallbladder problem

Mexico's drug cartels siphon liquid gold

I wonder what the people in Connecticut think of their Senator and I wonder if he even cares.

Can we stop saying "the only thing we disagree with Lieberman on is the war" yet?

surge update - Afghan official: 8 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

Sierra Leone woman barred from becoming chief

Does anyone here have any pull to help create a big ad?

No More Bringing Softball Bats to a Game of Major League Hard Ball

Survivors of 'Voyage of the Damned' recall tragic trip

Aussie scientists find coconut-carrying octopus

Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor

Afghanistan Police Force Suffers Bloodiest Day

The world wide web and keeping in touch

MOVEON: Emergency White House HEALTH CARE rally 1 pm TODAY

I changed my avatar from 60 back to 59, we don't have the majority in the Senate anymore

Barbara Ehrenreich ("Nickel and Dimed") on C-SPAN now 8:40 am EST.

We need a mock health care bill

Dear Senator, I am in receipt of your fund raising request, but will not be

Report: Islamic (localized) terror rising as support for al-Qaeda's global war fades

The Gay and Marriage Rights...

Karzai In 'Anti-Graft' Speech Defends Convicted Mayor

Karzai In 'Anti-Graft' Speech Defends Convicted Mayor

Ive Decided .... I am becoming a Republican .... If

I like ponies


So, could the democrat leadership use reconciliation or not? If the answer is yes, and they

Conservative lawmakers will join 'prayercast' against health bill

Joe Lieberman - In the Mafia, they call it being a "Stand-Up" Guy.

I turned to MSNBC for information on the health insurers relief act,

Essential Noam Chomsky

Senate Democratic Policy Committee turns to Holtz-Eakin (GOP) for job creation ideas. WTF?

I refuse to chase anymore balloons.

Canada wants armed ships in Arctic waters

I'm wondering if there aren't some ringers among the Anti-Obama

Tom Tomorrow and the "Mystery of Healthcare Reform"

DU being read on air by Sam Greenfield right now.

A form letter for donation requests

Signatures gathered to put legalizing and taxing pot on the ballot

Do you believe that the Liebermans actions are part of a deliberate plan on the part of Dems?

TARP Paybacks

I'm not going to be abandoning the Dem Party yet

Stephen Colbert, decked out in speedskating uniform, lands on cover of Sports Illustrated

Complaining About Lieberman's Actions Yesterday & Not Supporting Sanders Today= Reactionary Screamer

Blame me. I voted for Obama,

3-Time GOP Candidate 4Congress in Court for Thefts From Hotels, Comedians, Phone Company & Mercedes

Good things the Senate health care bill lacks

All Suffering Is Not Equal

Why would Obama caved to joe

NO ONE Can Judge Other Democrats Or Liberals After YESTERDAY!

Just saw the most beautiful shooting star... the brightest I've ever seen.

NYT: Poll Reveals Trauma of Joblessness in U.S.

Is Joe the reason we are not getting reform or a convenient scapegoat?

They think they are going to be Santa, but the Senate bill is a GRINCH that will keep on taking.....

Progressives huddle...

anew healthcare reform method

If you are ready to quit already,

Obama in the belly of the beast.

How can Obama stand up to Bin Laden If he can't stand up to Joe Lieberman

How can Obama stand up to Bin Laden If he can't stand up to Joe Lieberman

Health Insurance Reform: A handy visual reference for 2009

We Are Very Fortunate. Are We Grateful?

Does the current HCR bill have the provision preventing states enacting stronger reform?

AlterNet: Michelle Obama to Receive Christmas Gift, Wingnut Incensed

AlterNet: Michelle Obama to Receive Christmas Gift, Wingnut Incensed

. . . the most corrupt government in the world’

AIG top staff struggle financially: report

Senate Democrats called to the White House

if you're disappointed with obama now:

Conservative Jones - boy detective - tackles the mystery of healthcare reform --- This Modern World

Stephan Colbert's Full Length Interview With President Obama

In the nineties they tried to pass a healthcare bill and the effort failed pretty completely

It isn't just health care reform.

Tesla to show off its all-electric Roadster - 3100 mile trip from LA to Detroit auto show.

There has been more than enough *before* now to throw his ass out. But Oh Noes.........

Bush Library in Dallas - UPDATED *snark*

Fellow Java Junkies.....Rejoice !!!!

Can someone send me a copy of any state's "sore loser" law?

I'm very proud to be a lifelong Democrat

Good thing Obama gave Lieberman a pass in November 2008

Radiation from CT scans linked to cancers, deaths

His Real Motivation: "It's personal with Joe"

Holy Crap, People Are Morons

While we make fun of the Tea Baggers they are actually winning their battles.

Just where do these people think the money is going to come from?

Imagine a nationwide STRIKE. Perhaps a national strike is what it will take to shake up DC.

Disgraceful: Discredited E-Voting Vendor VP Appointed to U.S. EAC Advisory Panel

Progressives should come out AGAINST the HCR bill. Obama can court US with the public option.

Wealthiest country in the world.

Wealthiest country in the world.

I agree with Lieberman and the rest .... and all the repubican Senators .... but w/different reasons

Tiger Woods gets a new sponsorship from Viagra!

Call your Senators and tell them you want reconciliation, for single-payer, a public option, or

"12 Hilarious Corporate Attempts to Look Green" by Staff, WebEcoist

FUD FUD FUD healthcare FUD healthcare FUD FUD FUD

BREAKING: Senate Dems agree to add debtor's prisons, mandatory sentencing to HCR.....

Is it true that the insurance companies will be permitted to reject people for bad credit?

Four Soldiers, Including Two British, Killed In Afghanistan

New York state so loves their children

Lieberman and Snowe are on TV together now, blithely smiling together

Lieberman and Snowe are on TV together now, blithely smiling together

Tuesday TOON Roundup 5- The rest

Tuesday TOON Roundup 4- War and Economy

Tuesday TOON Roundup 3 - UnHealthy Liberworm infestation

My wife just got this: Dear Grim Reaper...

BOOOOO! Hssssss!

Tuesday TOON Roundup 1- Bailout Blues

Health Insurance & our pocketbooks

a lying liar: Palin's own 'Climate-gate'

a lying liar: Palin's own 'Climate-gate'

Healthcare bill designed to weaken family, says Republican.

Video: Black Carbon Travels the Globe

Well, we can't beat the crap out of Lieberman, so what can we do?

So Ashley Dupre is--get this--an ADVICE COLUMNIST for the New York Post now.

If it's not worth fighting for, it's not worth having...

If it's not worth fighting for, it's not worth having...

"The legislation Reid will try to get not health-care is insurance reform."

"The legislation Reid will try to get not health-care is insurance reform."

Bernanke's renomination to the Fed: the mother of all moral hazards

They think they can do this to us with impunity?

question: is there another cloture vote after conference?


um, ok then. What are the corporations who fund Lieberman, since he won't answer his phones

MoveOn rally in Front of WH today, 1 pm, against Lie-berman

Firedoglake: The Senate Bill Is Designed To Make Your Health Insurance Worse

WHO ‘Swine Flu Pope’ under investigation for gross conflict of interest

ORGANIZED CRIME: This Isn’t Health Reform; It’s Extortion for a Protection Racket

Dangerous winter rescue attempts? or this simple device?

You think Lieberman has already been promised a cabinet position in the Palin administration?

Own a Piece of Beer History: Organizing a "crowdsourced" buyout of Pabst

"Rep. Capuano Tells Fellow Dems: 'You're Screwed' .... LINK

Presenting: Fundie Quote of the Day. # 5 And a new word, also.

Tom Harkin May Reintroduce Legislation To Kill Filibuster

Mark Twain said, appropriately......

Since Democrats want enforced corporate mandates, it's time they privatize Social Security

135,000 uninsured Americans will die before health reform takes effect, analysis finds

Bankers Manifesto of 1892

Lieberman's offices not answering phones

LIMBOsevic's global warming denial is limited to FIVE yrs. Admits it'll happen in TWENTY!1

After 25 years, I've driven my last Democrat to the polls on election day.

How much has Hadassah Lieberman been paid by the health insurance cos.?


DNA Testing Clears Man Who Served 28 Years; Gets Bus Ticket Home, Winter Clothes & $75...

Gotta Love It! NYC Holds Condom Contest

Inconvenient Truth for Gore as Arctic Ice Claims Don't Add Up

135,000 UNINSURED Americans Will DIE Before Health Reform Takes Effect, Analysis Finds

Sen. Burr (R - NC) on CSPAN 3 "It's not about health care, or budgets, it's about power"

Why not wait and see what's in the FINAL bill?

Obama gives himself a B+

healthcare teabaggers on c-span3

How is the current HCR bill any different that what Mitt Romney tried to do in Mass when he was Gov?

Progressives launch ad campaign against Rahm

Workers UNITE.

No rush on health care, Congress. Be sure and get it right.

Email from Ned Lamont - Health Care & Lieberman

Couldn't decide where to place this, so I'll put it here and leave it up to the MODS

I've had a chance to think about this Lieberman thing since this morning

Someone needs to tell that a-hole in Tennessee the Charlie Brown Christmas Special is on tonight.


Petland (roseville, ca) Closes on Heels of News10 Puppy Mill Investigation

Petland (roseville, ca) Closes on Heels of News10 Puppy Mill Investigation

"......Extortion for a Protection Racket"

Does the Dem leadership realize they are destroying the future of the party?

Statue meant as criticism to President Obama for keeping U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan - pics

Lieberman recants support for Medicare expansion

Bushco 22 million emails = obstruction of justice?

Your handy guide to FUJL threads

Pissed at Joe Lieberman? Then help elect more REAL Democrats in 2010!

Anybody called Harry Reid's office?

Let's at least organize to get the mandates out of the bill.

House Democrats plan to move a $75 billion jobs bill before they leave for holiday break

Photoshoppers: Don't we need a "Kill Bill" graphic for the Senate HCR implosion?

Michele Bachmann signs autographs at rally protesting Health Care - pic

Make Joe Lieberman Pay - MoveOn taking contributions to make the sorry POS pay

CDC Recalls Kids Swine Flu Vaccine

Naked Teens! How to Sex(t) Up the Numbers

Lieberman Closer To Supporting Reform, But Not There Yet

We've come a long way, baby!

For Joe Lieberman this is JUST BUSINESS - Being Able to Piss Off Liberals Is Merely A Bonus

I just got my HERS rating!

NO ONE elected Joe Lieberman President - pic

Weiner Scared Lieberman Away?

Weiner Scared Lieberman Away?

My enemies List: Democratic Party Version

Walmart Employee Gets Job Back After Santa Hat Standoff

Lieberman should be told to take a hike!

Next Stop, Stupak

It's official. Thomson, IL will be a federal prison

Traitor Joe's price

It's about time real Democrats rise up and STOP...uh...what, exactly?

Indiana Elementary School Kicks Allah Out of Holiday Program

For about the zillionth time: Car insurance is NOT analogous to health insurance!

Normal high temperature for today in NJ is 42 degrees, today it hit 55 in Atlantic City

Normal high temperature for today in NJ is 42 degrees, today it hit 55 in Atlantic City

Mass. 2nd-grader sent home for crucifix drawing

Stephen King to pay for troops' holiday trip home

Ruin This Conservative Poll

Ned Lamont coming up on Shuster and Tamron

Are we ever going to have health care? My premiums just went up over $100 a month.

Are we ever going to have health care? My premiums just went up over $100 a month.

Health care insurance needs to be removed from the employment system.

Health care insurance needs to be removed from the employment system.

The Truth About Tamiflu

Is health care reform without a public option still worth passing? Unequivocally, unambiguously yes.

The $626 billion Congress is making the final changes to a defense spending package, & it’s a doozy

The $626 billion Congress is making the final changes to a defense spending package, & it’s a doozy

Tuesday TOON Roundup 2- More Tiger

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) says Lieberman should be recalled

Personality Judgments Based on Physical Appearance

Can Native American government recognize gay marriage on Indian land?

Who else here is hoping that "Avatar" flops?

There's Only ONE WAY He's Playing Chess

"DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage" by Jessica Gresko (AP News)

On the Senater floor, Dorgan and Lautenberg on importation of drugs ...

An Apple A Day!

How should Liberal/Progressive Senators vote on this POS?

PBS Poll

Filibuster Senator Lieberman And Wife In Bed With Health Insurance Companies

Pre-k student in trouble over long hair


Little Joe is worried sick about health care running up the federal debt.

Little Joe is worried sick about health care running up the federal debt.

China-Central Asia natural gas pipeline benefits all sides

China-Central Asia natural gas pipeline benefits all sides

School scraps Taliban debate (students representing the views of the Taliban)

School scraps Taliban debate (students representing the views of the Taliban)

Dear President Obama,

Yum! Have tasty turd sandwich

Howard Dean: Kill The Senate Health Care Bill

Christmas is bad enough without having it become an annual war waged by Fox News, too

Merkel 'Nervous' about Prospects for Success in Copenhagen

Mock, mock, mock, mock...

Regarding those mandates...

Lieberman is hurt, I tell you, hurt that people think he sold out.

The cops didn't use a taser:

The cops didn't use a taser:

When All You Have Is Lemons - Make Lemonade........

The teabaggers are right. Dems are about to destroy this country

The President on Retrofitting Buildings: "Here's What’s Sexy About It: Saving Money"

Dear Progressive Congressional Dems: Kill it.

My last hope as per health care reform this year

My last hope as per health care reform this year

Charity Without Food After Donation Mix-Up

Help Me End Lieberman

Hundreds gather to protest global warming

Does Rahm think he is another Bobby Kennedy ?

My advice to all teenagers: NEVER join the military

Help Me End Lieberman

Why sanctions against Iran would discomfit Pakistan

Evangelist Oral Roberts has died -- age 91, complications from Pneumonia

rep aaron shock (r-il)....torture supporter...says torture is alright

*****Heads up DU!*****

Iraq's oil auction hits the jackpot

Early Bipartisan Support for Kucinich's Resolution to End War in Afghanistan

Do we really need a progressive party in America?

Damn! What a missed opportunity. I could have been REALLY RICH.

Guess co-founder facing ruin. Lawsuits against employees backfire

WaPo lying headline.....'U.S.fearful overhaul will raise costs, worsen care'

Can we scuttle the bill, and simply expand the scope of Medicare in reconcilliation?

If "they" can successfully "reorient" gay people, why don't they fix pedophiles?

Secret playroom found at Mass. rail yard

Radiation from CT scans linked to cancers, deaths

We could have saved a lot of time by having Pelosi, Snowe, Lieberman and Baucus meet w/insurers,

D.C. council votes to legalize gay marriage

Do we have a list of progressive primary candidates?

I think many Democrats, including Obama supporters...

For us or against us

Why Doesn't LIE*****n Become A republican?

Why Doesn't LIE*****n Become A republican?

You might as well stay home in 2010, or vote third-party

If this was Germany, 1942 - - would you support the troops?

Indifference: The absence of empathy to suffering and discrimination

I pledge allegiance...Updated

You are brainwashed, and so am I

You can' t squeeze blood from a turnip.

You can' t squeeze blood from a turnip.

You can' t squeeze blood from a turnip.

You can' t squeeze blood from a turnip.

TPM: Ex-Staffer For Kennedy Charged With Stealing $75,000 From Senate

Are Airlines Going Too Far?

Gawker poll: Pick the Douche of the Decade. O'LOOFAH, FRIEDMAN among the choices, not Joementum

Pelosi: Jobs bill by State of the Union

Put a fork in me. I'm done

ok, in an act of reconciliation, will any and all DLC DUers

All hands, man your battle stations

ButButBut If You Just Send Us Money, We Will Get Things Done With More Reps,

Position poll on health insurance reform

Excuses I do not want to hear:

Urban public schools aren't that scary.

Lieberman: I'm ready for my close-up now.

Daily Kos- "Why are we all stupid?"

Soot warming 'maybe bigger than greenhouse gases' - NASA

Tiger Woods talks up family values in new interview

Tiger Woods talks up family values in new interview

"My fellow Democrats, If you elect me I promise I will tinker around the

and we thought we defeated these guys....

I don't support any bill with an individual mandate

For those of you who know answer to questions about leg. procedures, etc.

German scientists claim CO2 can help crops grow faster

Rep. Barton of Texas on Ed's show: Gitmo is just dandy, Keep it open and keep all the terrorists

Rock's hall of fame finally admits the Stooges

Oh my! Look what an old school mate sent me and how do I respond to it.

Ya gotta be kidding me. Really. Ya gotta be fuckin' kidding me.

They are voting on Dorgan drug re-importation right now!

Obama Declares War on Pakistan

Microsoft cops to webcode theft


Toyota rolls out its plug-in Prius

I can see only one solution for the Dems to pull themselves off the trash heap of history.

Gaps found in young people's sex knowledge (Thanks to abstienence only ed)

Goddamn it

Chuck Norris has clearly taken too many kicks to the head....

Bummed? I know how you feel

Alzheimer's risk linked to level of appetite hormone

Don't know if this petition is worth shit, but I'll post it.

Teabaggers are idiots: Imagine hitting the streets, PROTESTING to get what they want.

Joe Liebermann: Statesman??

So, four Democrats visit a dairy farm---

Well I guess Joan Walsh told us.

Well I guess Joan Walsh told us.

Vietnam worries about Afghanistan

anybody watching this bullshit kabuki theater in the senate

Clintonista2 trolls Sarah Palin world of warcraft players!

Photos of female models in skimpy USA made undies ( I have no shame for MADE in the USA)

IF HCR fails, are you going to lie down and accept the meme - "well, that's it, then?"

dorgan amendment failed

MSNBC is finally in HD on Comcast in Atlanta!

Joe Lieberman: Fifth Columnist ... (PS, someone tell me now how to get involved)

A plea to Justices Stevens and Ginsburg

Op-Ed today from VA Sen. Webb - criticizes Obama's process for starters

if all the people on your team step out of the way for the other team

O... M... G... Can You See It ???

You know those people who run in between cars at stoplights, selling stuff for 'charity?'

Taunton second-grader suspended over drawing of Jesus

Is the Singularity nigh?

There is NO FUCKING WAY I will stay home and not vote

Lieberman: Liberal Enthusiasm Convinced Me To Oppose Medicare Buy-In

Obama and billionaire Buffett are distant cousins - afp

I noticed that many of the teabaggers were wearing red, the color of Communism,

WSJ: Labor Secretary Solis Pushes Agenda to Bolster Labor

On a serious tip..

Tourists unexpectedly have breakfast with President Obama in the East Room of the Whitehouse

Dick Armey sneers at ‘a woman named Maddox’ who ‘has a Ph.D, (Rachel Maddow)

The Ultra-Elite Versus The Poor

Lieberman expresses regret to colleagues over healthcare tension

Imperial County, Calif., passes *emergency motion* to support Prop. 8

Medical marijuana on tap at Oregon cafe

Republicans must be laughing their asses off

Paul Volcker is trying to save America and Obama isn't listening

Capitalists celebrate Christmas cuz..

Noam Chomsky, liberal sage


The Medical Profit Protection Bill so far:

Minus one for the "doctors are only in it for the money" meme

Just throwing this one out here: Sarah Palin will never gain the White House

Copenhagen Climate Summit: Strong Mood Against Capitalism - and Its Police Force —

"I gladly pay my taxes" why does this make people laugh at you?

The Jobless, in Their Own Words

Octopus (Octopi?) think and create - really

I haven't made very many OP's about this health care debate. I've been trying to formulate one now

End Run Around Health Care Subsidies-Lowering the FPL. The hits just keep on coming!

Oral Roberts is dead. He was 91.

USAID. US tax dollars support universal healthcare for OTHER nations, but, not for all US citizens.

Digby: Nobody’s “getting covered” here.

Kill The Bill?

Anthony Weiner Mocks Lieberman For Medicare Flip-Flop

First... It Was The Republicans Lying To My Face Over The TV Machine...

What kind of a democracy allows one man to dictate policy

We don't need 60 votes in the Senate. We need 1

Alarm bells go off every time Rush attacks this group

Could We Just Be On The Same Page About Lieberliar....

"I'm calling my elected leaders", blah blah blah

What The Banks Pay Back Of Bailouts Mean To You

HC reform: Start over from square 1 by repealing the insurer monopoly exemption.

HC reform: Start over from square 1 by repealing the insurer monopoly exemption.

Was there this much debate over SCHIP and increasing taxes on the poor?

Was there this much debate over SCHIP and increasing taxes on the poor?

Obama just made a Freudian slip while talking about the health care bill

Sorry union grocers..i am not going to walk an extra 3.5 miles

"It's Joe Lieberman"

Mandated Health Insurance Will be The Straw For The Corporate State

You, DUers, you. You're letting the shitty be the enemy of the craptastic!

Senator Tom Harkin is trying too hard on TRMS and doesn't sound sincere.

Duplicate Post Sorry

The Only Thing That Made Me Feel Semi-Good Today...

Rachel. DICK Armey.

Who said the eleventh commandment was thou shall not speak ill of any member of our political party

One last thing to cut out of the Health Care Bill and then I can accept it.

The Iraqi shoe-throwing is not comparable to the assault on Berlusconi

Less public option = less individual mandate

This country's political system is a binge-drinking meth-head alcoholic

It's personal for lieberman, has nothing to do with health care..

All events are the sum total of events that led up to them

There is no starting over

If only we'd been nicer to Lieberman in 2006...

"I'd like an omelet, plain,

Unfortunately the path to 'real change' always ran first through Campaign Finance Reform, then HCR..

Let's be practical.

I'm with Howard Dean: dump the bill, go to reconciliation.

Where would we be if Joe had been the deciding vote on the civil rights bills?

I think the world has gone mad's not Joe

Invertebrate uses tool......

Will Obama ask Congress for a law allowing indefinite detention on US soil and

We know we need 50 votes and Joe Biden. This is a fix, a scam, a sting.

Open Letter to the AFL-CIO:

Image of what is happening in Big Pharma and Insurance land right now

UK banks set to vote tomorrow to phase out 300-year-old tradition of paying by cheque

Health Care Reform is DEAD.


How did your senator vote on the Dorgan amendment?

We had dinner tonight with a friend who was visiting from the Netherlands.....

Doesn't Israel have a Single-Payer government health insurance plan?

Please Watch and Rec: Dr. Dean on The Reality of the Health Care Debacle

You know there was also some good news today, too. In DC, gay marriage was voted in by City Council.

UK banks to phase out 'cheques'

We have private interest rule...

The mammoths' swan song revised

Time to play hard to get.

Police Shoot (and kill) Woman At Modesto Elementary School

Is Lieberman misunderstood, or is he what he appears to be?

Kill the Bill?

"Rise of the New McCarthyism" - How the RW Tries to Paralyze Government Through Smears and Lies

Senate: Drug reimportation going to fail...

Just a reminder of who could have been president...

Italy investigates pasta makers over 'price-fixing'

Can we send a message to Lieberman, Rahm, Blue Dogs, ect....

I'd like to have a new forum- Senate Procedure, Senate Rules. Rules of Congress.

K&R if you'd like to help get out the vote on election day!

I *Knew* That Mischief Was Afoot When They Picked 2013 As The Start Date

'The Road: A film that every one of us needs to see'

Boeing Dreamliner.

Who loves Christmas more, Christians or Capitalists?

Who loves Christmas more, Christians or Capitalists?

Can we receive shelter in another country as health care refugees from the United States?

Democrats had only limited options to move a bill ahead:

So this is representative govenment?

Everyone who wants to kill the senate bill and start completely over needs to give up their health

Jesus... U.S. Gave Up Billions In Tax Money In Deal For Citigroup's Bailout Repayment - WaPo

Oral Roberts dead at 91.

Oral Roberts dead at 91.

Sherrod Brown is 100% wrong about the benefits of fixing the "medical loss ratio".

We Need a New Political Party — To Represent the Millions of Working People — Not Corporate America

You HCR INCREMENTALISTS are Rubes, Suckers, Hayseeds and Marks

A picture of the Senate

If you want to get a look at politics at the city and county level

The Conundrum

He's not playing chess.

WHAT TO DO ABOUT Joe LIEberman, and et al?

Viking Weapon-Recycling Site Found in England?

Did anyone else's employer cancel the holiday party this year?

I'm not a hateful person, but I've felt more hate this year than ever.

French find puts humans in Europe 200,000 years earlier

Congress to explain "Health Care Reform" to the disenchanted.

As much as I DETEST LiebLIAR, I DOUBLE support HOWARD DEAN today...

Just keep in mind .... Howie and Rahm are ..... uh ..... not the best of friends

Flight could cause problem for [John] Edwards

Talk Radio Has Fewer Fans than Thought New People Meters Show

Caption Joe

Is Joe Lieberman still a member in good standing of Rahm's DLC?

It wasn't (just) the insurers who killed Medicare expansion, thank the Hospitals and Physician lobby

We are going to be slaughtered next year and here is why

We are going to be slaughtered next year and here is why

Boeing 787 takes maiden flight

Mandatory insurance--legislatively enacting a permanent jobless recession/recovery


Obama has set the trap. He instructed Rahm to cave, give Lie%$& whatever he wants.

Who started the meme that congress is only allowed to debate major HC issues every 16-20 years?

F** these f***ing corrupt to the soul motherf***ing F***ers and the way they use us like trash.Sorry

To those who want to "kill the bill", a question...

Joe Scar: "Why is it Bush got EVERYTHING he wanted - even from the Dems, and Obama can't?

Some facts about the Senate Healthcare bill

Questions about DU. I could use some feedback

Questions about DU. I could use some feedback

Supplying Troops in Afghanistan With Fuel is Challenge for U.S.

Feds may drop poverty level

One thing's for sure: Come 2012, I'm contributing all I can to defeating Joe Lieberman.

The nuttiest thing you will read all week

The Rude Pundit: Joe Lieberman ...

The Rude Pundit: Joe Lieberman ...

Are there 50 votes for reconciliation after the bribery?

Maybe this could be a semi-good bill if we took the mandates out

On NOVA now, NSA special. what?

Maricopa officer who swiped the lawyer's papers when her back was turned is going to jail

Chinese drywall question

Schadenfreude Alert! Looks like Gary Kreep's "" just might have met its end!

The way the health-care bill is shaping up now, I won't be surprised if Republicans support it.

A 2000 page Health Care reform bill. What the fuck is in it?

The United States Dept. of Justice just argued in front of the Supreme Court that torture is de fact

'Drug Re-Importation' is a Cop-Out and a Sham

Copenhagen climate conference: Arnold Schwarzenegger calls for ‘planetary transformation’

Copenhagen climate conference: Arnold Schwarzenegger calls for ‘planetary transformation’

"Howard Zinn and Bill Moyers on Right-Wing Demagogues and Progressive Resistance"

Fitness guru Jack LaLanne undergoes surgery in LA

Fitness guru Jack LaLanne undergoes surgery in LA

Caption this Lieberman pic

Fuck You Tom Harkin (on Rachel M)

I am not going anywhere.. I am in for the long haul..

And After All This... After All Of This SHIT... Joe Lieberman Will Keep His Chairmanship

Beyond their normal election fraud! Republican Uses Voter Database to Stalk Woman?

For all the frustrated DUers, please try to remember that Lieberman was Gore's running mate.

Look what Huffington Post has on their front page. I think it's appropriate.

ok, the next person that tells me to STFU and calmly accept this betrayal

What Public Option Supporters Won

America's last export: Rock and Roll

I suppose cautioning patience is wasted breathe here abouts.

I was wrong

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!

Mandated Insurance WITHOUT A Public Option Is A DISASTER For The American People

Healthcare perspectives from Senator Cornyn...feel free to post your thoughts

Doing Palin's hair? Don't talk to her unless she talks to you first.

4,000-year-old flowers found at Bronze Age dig

I Talked With A Person In The Health Insurance Industry - He Says......

Lieberman: Liberal Enthusiasm Convinced Me To Oppose Medicare Buy-In

"So ..... what would YOU suggest should have been done?"

The Party Of Fail

Obama To Dems: Don't Screw Up This Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity

The Fear Card - Are Americans Afraid?.........

The Plum Line: Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill”

Will Rogers didn't even know Joe Lieberman when he said, "There ought to be

If you lose your job, and your choice is between paying insurance and food and shelter,

Dean on KO. Insurance Companies Will Take, On Average, 27% of Your Money for Premiums

I'll take bizarre Christmas decorations for 600, Alex

Why doesn't Joe Lieberman become a republican already?


Don't Get Offended, Don't Give Up, Get Organized

sick, fucked up and completely stupid

Should the Filibuster be eliminated?

Should the Filibuster be eliminated?

The massive (but under-reported) Reagan Administration corruption

Busted cruise control sends driver on a half-hour, high speed dodge 'em race

Not even a rant ..... just a simple statement ...... I am really disgusted

House Votes to Turn Down Loud TV Commercials

Should DU have a Progressive/Liberal Forum?

The GOP had at most 55 Senators during Bush's presidency

At the Moment, COST CONTROLS are More Important than a Public Option

I believe the Senate bill will be the end of employer provided insurance as well....

Roland Burris is the key to killing the bill

Jane Hamsher: Kill The Senate Bill

Check in to this thread if you are not giving money to the Democrats in 2010.

Rahm Emmanuel serves a very useful purpose

Let's establish some goals for our next republican President.


The left has been right about everything, ever since NAFTA.

The left has been right about everything, ever since NAFTA.

You know why the democrats don't take away Joe's chair?

Sitting out 2010 is a vote for the Republicans.

Sitting out 2010 is a vote for the Republicans.

Who are the Dem. Senators that are not going to run in 2010?

The Canadians and the British have to think we are idiots!

Those who mock the voices of despair heard here today...try something ELSE

Sexism and the female blogger: What's in a pen name?

Joe Lieberman and the Health Care Train Wreck

I posted this OP on July 28th.

A Vacuum is Forming

U. of Minnesota Biologist Destroys Evolution Denier

America, this is the the epic battle between democracy and corporatization.

Rape victims offer advice to today's college women

DU has jumped the shark

The innauguration is almost a year ago, and what has changed?

The innauguration is almost a year ago, and what has changed?

Would you support a DU ban on climate change denialist posts?

It's hard not to hate...

Kill the HC boondoggle bill & simply expand Medicare in reconcilliation. Done Deal. nt

Here's your damned pony!

Kos: Remove the mandate, or kill the bill.

How many of you would prefer to Kill this HCR bill and work on real reform from scratch instead?

Effects of smoking... (yes I know some think this is Personal Choice)

Calm down progressives calm down

I think the crux of the problem is that supporters of Health Care reform don't have leverage.

I think the crux of the problem is that supporters of Health Care reform don't have leverage.

Pelosi, Reid, Obama will go down in history as the Dem "leaders" that let the middle class die.

Senate HCR Bill: Pass it or Kill it?

PBS/NOVA * NOW*: The Spy Factory

Do I have t right? Basically the HC bill mandates the uninsured to purchase insurance?

Is Lieberman simply a willing fall-guy for the Insurance Lobby bill?

Is Lieberman simply a willing fall-guy for the Insurance Lobby bill?

Keep Fighting

I'm agreeing with RON FUCKING PAUL on this Goddamned Iran sanctions bill

Corporate America

Kid's Jesus-on-the-cross drawing: School district says father is lying

Women lining up for new Camaro

W Only Had 55

Mac haters, don't read this.

Just curious where all you folk who are "through with the Dems" are going next

I guess you can call me a "purist".

I guess you can call me a "purist".

I need some cheering up. Please share your inspiring stories --

The Myth of the American Dream:

More evidence that creatures around us are smarter than we realize.

Rating Change: Retirement Gives Edge to 'pugs (TN-6)

Whose Turdblossom is prettier?

At Long Last, DU, Will You Please Pick Your Pony?

Firedoglake: "Rahm is Making the White House Look Terrible"

Obama's B-plus doesn't cut it - he needs to bring 'A' game (political & sports cliche humor)

With Joe Lieberman's antics today this went unoticed

The Christmas Timeline

Why not more calling out of the GOP for being "Pro-Life" hypocrites?????

Take Liberman's chairmanship.

This feels like a sequal to the Iraq War vote -- Except there was a strong President then

This feels like a sequal to the Iraq War vote -- Except there was a strong President then

"Two Nights Before Christmas: Late Vote On Health Reform Looms "

Strongest leader?

Amid contentious health care issues, there's a lot lawmakers agree on

Obama to work to solidify support for health bill

Poll: Action on climate will heat up economy, jobs

A Senate Vote on Medicare-for-All?

Could *something* have passed in 1993?

someone please help me understand what's happening.

someone please help me understand what's happening.

Kos: Kill the health bill

Someone Make a Poll

Ezra Klein:"This "Rahm made us do it" stuff seems like such transparent spin from the leadership..."

Why blame Rahm or Lieberman ? It starts with the POTUS

Something can be a fake reform sell-out and still be worth voting for

First there was UHC, then a public option, then a medicare buy-in. Now there is nothing.

duplicate. deleted. nt.

CEO: GM to repay government loans by end of June

Kiss Lieberman's butt. Also embarass Tom Harkin. Great way to build party unity.

One thing I am betting on for 2012

Window closing for healthcare reform: Biden

Anyone know the story on the "Thank Jim Webb for Standing with John McCain" Ads?

Joe Lieberman plays the Scorned Ex so well

Oh Snap! "Michael Steele To Tea Partiers: Come On Home"

Hoyer: House Will Accept Public Option-Free Bill

Not as long as I am around...or Northwest Iowa Democrats.. will we cave to the negativity

Why is it preferable to spend TAX MONEY on Corporate Rip Off Insurance than a real public program?

Remember that news about forcing insurers to use 90% of profits on medical care?

Ok I've decided to stop bitching and to start writing and calling... I urge everyone to do the same!

It's Official: Ill. prison to get Gitmo detainees

I don't like President Obama that much

I don't know how anybody could say this looks like Bush's third term

Some people will never be disappointed on the health bill, regardless of how much it's watered down

Single Payer Health Care - Did the CBO ever score it?

It basically comes down to this........

Starting early. WH Officials promote financial literacy among students.

Just called my senator and asked him to stand by his word

Any of the 22 million discovered emails things requested by congress?

Obama's calling Senate Dems to the White House

Any word from Howard Dean, Alan Grayson or Anthony Weiner today?

Lieberman basically said he's not voting for anything that Liberal are excited about. Wow.........

VIDEO - That Obama gives this schmuck the time of day says more about Obama

Klein: "Is the Senate health-care reform bill still worth passing?"

"Attempting a 'Salahi' at the White House press party."

Question: So Nelson is now on board?! What about Lincoln?! TIA

"Lieberman: The Fallout"

MSNBC: White House preparing to move Gitmo detainees to IL prison

Old Man Types Furiously In Defense Of Joe Lieberman

Q: Was the Medicare early buy-in plan a trade for the public option

POTUS' Statement Aftering Meeting With Senate Dems Today

"The scheduled tea party "die-in" this morning didn't exactly live up to the hype."

Dorgan's drug reimportation bill. Lautenberg's bill will follow with a watered down version.

****Heads Up: GITMO Detainee Announcement, LIVE!"

And today's press briefing ought to be fun... (Heads Up! Live, and all that **** )

Dean calls on Democrats to kill this bill (Tuesday PM)

"Obama says retrofitting houses is 'sexy'"

How will DC same-sex marriage fare in Congress?

The people who want to kill this healthcare reform are as stupid as the Teabaggers

Why should Connecticut have 2 senators anyway?

Mr. President, tell Lieberman to fuck off and get the vote from Olympia Snowe instead

It's time for true progressives in Congress to torpedo this alleged health care "reform" legislation

Iowa Rep. Boswell Gets Another Republican Opponent

Hawaii's Rep. Abercrombie says he'll resign seat after key votes

"If health care reform does not pass this will be kicked back for a generation"

Seals grabs teachers' endorsement

For those who have kids, this is the dumbest thing I can think of...

Conservatives Rally to "Kill The Bill"

Is it possible to be the recipient of a mass ignore bomb?


Shinnecock Tribe Moves Close to U.S. Recognition

****Heads Up: Dems and POTUS Statements on HCR meeting, LIVE!****

You are on the wrong side of the argument if you agree with...

Bipartisan House Group Pushing For Enforcement Of War Powers Act

Bop Bop a Boopalop a Loom Bam Boom.

Feingold/Boxer 2012.

Howard Dean: A fuller account of what Dean actually said .... "This is not health care reform"

BREAKING NEWS: DUer Bucky charged with cyberstalking LeVar Burton

Unanswered Prayers

You can't pull a horse cart without a horse

o, yu[omh ejo;r n;omfgp;frf

Oh noes! North Face is suing South Butt!

Despite lack of public option, liberal coalition (HCAN) still calls for passage of healthcare bill

LeVar Burton twitter: "Just unpacked my Nook"

Going for closure

I just uploaded a brand new free podcast... I've gone through a lot of trouble for you guys!

Can you make some calls for the Sanders Amendment?

'Frosty the Snowman' is actually an Easter time tune.

Tiger Woods gets a new sponsorship from Viagra!

Here let me help you with that.


Meanwhile...Gallup Daily Approval Tracking Poll 48% Approve 42% Disapprove

ABBA: Rock & Roll, Rush not Rock & Roll???

Anyone else here remember the Beatles making these?

Should I contribute to Obama and the DNC . . .

The house I inherited sold!

Howard Dean: 'Kill The Senate Bill' (More complete account)


Kudos to Cong. Lynne Woolsey

Dorgan and Lautenberg just in heated exchange on Dorgan's bill to reimport drugs and AARP supports.

Golden Globe nominations!!

WOOHOO!!! Alfre Woodward cast as Lafayette's mom on True Blood

"Poll: Majority of Unemployed Approve of Obama"

DISH Earth is excellent.

Duck Soup or A Night At The Opera?

Am I wrong for holding Obama and Rahm responsible for Joementum?

This needs its own post - "Hardware Wars" - the original Star Wars spoof...

Will they ban spiked replicas of Milan's cathedral from airplanes?


Guilty pleasures of the internet (Besides porn, you pervs!)

Krugman on Lieberman and HCR

NJmaverick appreciation thread.

Polling suggests that DU has a strong view of the Senate HCR Bill

What kind of a prick does this?

Audio of Howard Dean's comments opposing health insurance industry bill: Listen to the public radio

You guys will appreciate this more than GD

Is Joe Lieberman Protecting Israel?

What kind of prick does THIS!??!

The Problem with Propaganda

Our phrase of the day - "poo tornados"

U CAPSHUN pic nao, pleez?

Sometimes there is so much hysteria & melodrama at DU

Anybody wanna lend me $6000.00?

If we lose Congress in 2010, President Obama should retire

Brian Setzer Collapses in Concert, Hospitalized

Some including radio and TV hosts and even members of Congress should go back and

What kind of prick DOES THIS!??!???!!!!???

Floor wax or dessert topping?

If you were going to have Tommy_Carcetti as a house guest...

To RetroLounge and Miss American Pie: Where are you guys? I miss you...

Hardtack can't be measured in hogsheads.

potsticker haiku

If the world ends tomorrow, LeVar Burton has provided our epitaph

I want to go to Mexico over x-mas break. Any suggestions where to go?

Speak softly and carry a big stick

Question: What's are the pros & cons of the Public Option being passed by reconciliation now?!

K&R if you'd like to see Obama go to the senate floor and punch Lieberman in his damn mouth...

"Vamos" By the Pixies

Resolved: Strip Lieberman of Homeland Security Chairmanship

So, if a faith healer dies...

First, what IS a Kessel? And how DO you make it run?

Pet peeve: People who feel the need to "conduct" 'Happy Birthday'.

Until there is a Bill Obama Signs or Veto's we are really just killing time.

I want to write a self-congratulatory post at 2:34 in the morning about how great I am.

"Landrieu: Now is the Time to Pass Health Care Reform."

Can we all agree on a little weirdness?

Lieberman is a red herring, the problem is Harry Reid and no reconciliation....

What's left in this godforsaken bill in the Senate that's even worth supporting?

The Shocking Truth that Obama Could Now Really Be a 1-Term President

Obama would have to sign a congressional resolution overturning DC's new marriage equality statute

They just killed off both the Dorgan and Lautenburg amendments for drug re-importation.

ok so we had

Dexter's Dark Passengers: what did you think of the season finale? (SPOILER ALERT)

I hate having to wear clothes.

So we have a choice between committing Hari-Kari or having the bad guys chop our head off

VIDEO: Howard Dean on HCR on Countdown

Fourth House Democrat To Retire

LIE*****n On Bartcop:

This Health Reform Bill Is Political Suicide

Boston Lobster dinners on the internets... delivered

Would you vote for Al Franken for President?

Do you have friends that are always trying to get you to try B&D?

Unsuccessful children's book characters?

Lieberman: 'Unlikely' That I'll Run With GOP In 2012, 'But I Wouldn't Foreclose Any Possibility'

Whip Count: Senate bill has 56 on board. Five unknowns: Burris, Feingold, Nelson, Sanders, Snowe.

I'm tired of being lied to!

Photos: The Obama Presidency December 15th, 2009

Dean might be doing the reverse psychology thing...

Following Thom Hartmanns Poll Here- What Grade D'U Give Obama?

I think Obama is still playing chess

NOW it's officially the Christmas Season, just watched A Charlie Brown Christmas

Byron Dorgan is a bad Democrat

McCain and Cantwell propose resurrecting Glass-Steagall to break up Wall Street

Joe Lieberman's Health Care Bill Is Worse Than Doing Nothing - Kill It

The Ted Kennedy Better-Than-Nothing Act

Pass the bill and call it what it is: a defeat for progressives

Secret playroom found at Mass. rail yard

Video Game player ? I need your advice.

Video Game player ? I need your advice.

One of the Best Christmas Commercials this year...

Sunday night's Family Guy/House crossover gets Parents Television Council mad

Did I miss the GOP's Celebratory Press Conference?

New Hampshire, Ohio Missouri, Arizona.

Ya know what's fun? Picturing a guy with a toupe .... without his toupe

Could a Vegan lick a Cane Toad?

What's with the Esparanto flag on Google's main page?

I've seen it asked. Who could do better?


Pundits who are saying we shouldn't make this about LIEberman have a point -

Let's not over-react to the death of drug-reimportation.The White House has said it's not necessary

We never got a CBO actuarial...

Did You Contact Your Senators And Tell Them What You Think About This So-Called Health Care Reform?

Video: POTUS After Meeting with Senate Dems

Senator Harkin's Apperance on Rachel's Show Tonight (and others)

And another DI Special Thread bites the dust.

I don't quite know what to make of this ...

"Secret Santa" How do you feel about it?

"Mystery Couple Starts Magical Chain Reaction

Oral's going to be suprised by just how small the eye of that needle is.

Anti Smoking PSA's make me want to smoke more. Go to the bathroom already!

I'm holding my anger until a bill is signed

I'm holding my anger until a bill is signed

Do we really believe that this bill will go into effect?

Guitar Hero Xmas House!

Sandwich-cake. Forget about the saltfiskur and hardtack.

High Priority -- Sanders Amendment to Be Heard—SEND FREE FAX NOW…..

Can anybody explain the rational of who voted AYE and NO to the Dorgan amendment

Any fans of the musician K'Naan?

HCR: I see both the ideal and the reality of American democracy at work.

GOP favorite to face Childers gets primary opponent

New motto.......Kill the Mandate or Kill the bill.

Well, I believe I have been a supreme success as a parent....

Is anyone here excited about the movie Avatar?

Could Congressman Meeks actually do it?

BANNED Toyota commercial in Australia (enough double entendres to choke the Lounge)

Gordon Retirement Sparks Tennessee Scramble

Rep. Capuano Tells Fellow Dems: 'You're Screwed'

Remember this?

Fuck migraines.

I won't have internet access for awhile

So I was drivin' from the airport heading home.. I saw this bird...

Who gets the shots of Wiley Coyote blowing stuff up? (4 pic dial up warning)

At a bar the other night talking to the scantily clad cocktail waittress....

Senator Sanders on the health care bill

Is it okay if I post here, still?

Watching Gone With The Wind on a 20inch screen TV

Driving in a rainstorm with emergency flashers on: Is this something that is taught?

Kill the bill because...

Public Image Ltd. perform for first time in 17 years

Why We Fight: Understanding Liberal Anger over HCR and False Progressivism

Tom Harkin Peddling Crap To Maddow

How crazy should I go with christmas presents?

Your house is on fire and you can only save one - who do you pick:

Rachel Maddow and Roger Ailes in deep discussion tonight at the White House (IMAGE)

If I ever meet Joe Lieberman in person, I'm giving him a goatse.

Would you try this?

Is your phone hooked to cable (VOIP?)

Anyone know where I can get a cool golden calf statue for Xmas?

Anyone else tired of the "Our family is better than yours" Xmas letters?

Obama is irrelevant if he remains a passive agent of the status quo

delete dupe

I have a confession to make. I have a tiny little crush on . . .

Last Friday I had a vasectomy - ask me anything!

Would you mail a card with a minor error?

If you don't support EVERY DEMOCRATIC BILL you are a TEA BAGGER!!!!!

A Crist-Miss Story: Florida's First Couple Celebrates First Anniversary... Separately

Well, apparently someone at DU is not a big fan of the movie "The Jerk"

Guess what?

Republicans going after Chet Edwards

How can something as small as a cat take up so much room on a bed?

"Happy holidays, bitches!" (Crafty...the music video)

Nate Silver: Why Progressives Are Batshit Crazy to Oppose the Senate Bill

Things to consider about the Senate bill

Q: What's the worst part of the holidays? A: Children singing

Letting peferct or good be the enemy of adequate is unwise, pass what we have & build on it quickly

SNL Should Do A Skit On nomentum

When the bible thumpers in uncomfortable shoes come selling their candy-ass version of Jesus...

So today I was smoking a cigarette in a room full of breastfeeding mothers at the olive garden

When you agree with the teabaggers & other RWers that the bill should be killed...

Yes, the bill should pass. Yes, Lieberman is a douche. And yes, Obama deserves some criticism

Yes, the bill should pass. Yes, Lieberman is a douche. And yes, Obama deserves some criticism

I trust everyone realizes (whether it's fair or not) that this will be called Obamacare

Kill the bill? Seriously?

Ezra Klein. "A lot of progressives woke up this morning feeling like they lost. They didn't."

I suspect Kucinich's idea of allowing states to start their own Public plan.....

Thank you, Joan Walsh, for speaking common sense

LOL! All my ignores are out in full force.

Interesting idea: "HCR is solved! Pass the Reform Bill Now-Reconcile a Medicare 'Buy-In' in January"

DOH! I fell asleep while meditating!

"AARP Announces Support for Senate Health Reform Bill"

Anyone know what happened to Tangerine LaBamba?

Do you have friends that are always trying to get you to stay at B&Bs

I love the movie "Ruthless People"...anyone else?

doom for dems?

So let me get this straight...I'm broke w/no health insurance...why should I oppose this bill?

Rep DeLauro (D-CT) on Lieberman: "Flat out, I think he ought to be recalled."

This isnt a FAIL......It is a job unfinished.....

Dorgan amendment goes down and is withdrawn. The vote was 51-49 and required 60 votes for passage.

The Problem is the SENATE and not Obama...

Contact your Senator: Tell him or her to kill the mandate

Sherrod Brown On Ed Show Says Nobody Asked The President About A Public Option Today,

Why We Lost Healthcare (John Neffinger, Huffpo)

The way forward to real reform now

Teamsters Praise (Kerry) Bill to Close Loophole for Tax Cheats

He's mad.

I Would Support Him If He Would Support Me...

Oh hell, let's just have Obama issue an executive order.

Jose Cuervo Christmas Cookies - Let's make some!


A brand new Lucy Pretty Kitteh pic!

Man wins lotto, leaves wife, then she is evicted from her home

Is anyone else looking forward to seeing Curling in the Winter Olympics?

To all those who claim Obama lost their vote for '12...

Healthcare's Home Stretch

Kill the Bill?

How do you deal with a NASTY co-worker?

Bob Cesca: Why I can't oppose the (watered down) Senate bill

" X "

"You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead."

Just so we are clear... I LOVE all those disappointed & angry about the healthcare reform situation

Just so we are clear... I LOVE all those disappointed & angry about the healthcare reform situation

Kill this Bill.

"Pssst. This Isn't Over." (HCR)

Deaniacs: One more time into the breach, my friends. Howard has made the call

Anyone else averse to bringing children into the world?

CONFESS!! What have you done to destroy the nation's morals and values?

Ambinder: New Dem strategy: hasten (move up) dates for #hcr mechanisms to kick in; add subsidies...

I'm getting a new TOY for myself for Christmas!!

A scary amount of detail is being exposed by the UK Iraq War Inquiry


anybody here own a bar? or want to comment on owning a bar?

Question for Obama Critics: What Can Obama Do To Get Lieberman and Others To Not Filibuster

Obama supported Lieberman in '06, in Connecticut, against anti-war candidate Lamont

We should lobby Congress to use Reconciliation to allow a Medicare Buy-in for all

One for the President. [Check in for supporters!]

I read the most frightening thing I've ever read in my life last night.

A Civics Lesson For Obama-Bashing DU'ers.

A message from Bernie

Who is the most talented musician to have died young?

D.C. DUers, I need your assistance - longish , but please read all of it

A friend just gave me a hogshead of hardtack and a rundlet of saltfiskur.

Who else here is hoping that "Avatar" flops?

Who SHOULD be elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Explosions rock downtown Baghdad, killing 4

Evidence of Iran's nuclear arms expertise mounts

Inconvenient Truth for Gore as Arctic Ice Claims Don't Add Up

China burning coal while developing green energy

White House to Harry Reid: Cut deal with Joe Lieberman

Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don't add up

Fetus found in gift box, Texas couple charged

Obama Notifies Congress of Asia-Pacific Trade Pact Intentions

China starts building world's longest sea bridge

Militants Kill 16 Afghan Police Officers

Bombs Rock Baghdad, Mosul

Lieberman recants support for Medicare expansion

AIG top staff struggle financially: report

Next trial of Russian troubled Bulava missile could be in Jan

US House to vote on short-term debt limit hike

Man Found Dead In Sandwich Shop Vent

135,000 uninsured Americans will die before health reform takes effect, analysis finds

Teen heads to court after discovery of buried fetus

Factory Output in U.S. Expands More Than Estimated; Wholesale Prices Jump

NYPD Must Show GOP Convention Surveillance

Obama to work to solidify support for health bill

Stocks trade mixed after inflation data

After ABC News Report of Secret CIA Prison, Head Spy Resigns

Security concerns, Blackwater behind A Q Khan’s restrictions: Pak Interior Ministry

Feds Crackdown On Medicare Fraud In Miami

Boeing Looks for Momentum in Dreamliner Takeoff

D.C. Council Approves Gay Marriage

D.C. Council Approves Gay Marriage

Guantanamo inmates to be sent to Illinois prison

Large explosion near hotel in Kabul

Supreme Court declines to hear torture suit by former UK Gitmo detainees

House to vote on jobs bill this week

Boeing 787 Hours Away From First Flight

Teens, Cops Connected To Hate Crime Police Chief Part Of Coverup, Charges Say

US jail to hold Guantanamo inmates

Obama promotes home energy efficiency program

Harassment across Arab world drives women inside

Sports Illustrated puts Stephen Colbert on cover

SF mayor backs radiation labels for cell phones

Mass. 2nd-grader sent home for crucifix drawing

Former Councilman Gets 5 Years for Slush Fund Fraud

Pacific island recognizes Abkhazia's independence

Conservationists fear Japan has taken its aggressive defence of whale slaughter to new heights

China and U.S. Hit Strident Impasse at Climate Talks

Italy investigates pasta makers over 'price-fixing'

Burris hints his healthcare vote is not assured

Iraq inquiry: 2003 invasion 'a catastrophic success'

Climate Talks Near (Sweeping) Deal on Preservation of Forests

Rebuffing U.S., Pakistan Balks at Crackdown

Conservative boycott shuts down (Canadian) Afghan detainee hearing

DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

4 police officers among 6 people indicted in race-related beating(Shenandoah, PA)

Poll: Crist And Rubio Now Tied In Florida GOP Primary

After ABC Report of Secret CIA Prison, Head Spy Resigns

Australian government to introduce Internet filter

Poll: More Want Obama To Stick To His Policies Than To Be Bipartisan

Roll Call: How they voted on drug imports plan

Obama: 'We Simply Cannot Allow Differences' To Derail Reform

Sterling public hearing on prison sale still a go: Prison can be sold without panel’s OK

800,000 doses of kids' swine flu vaccine recalled

Rights activist who protested Honduras coup killed

Obama: Senate on the Precipice of Passing Health Care reform

D.C. Council passes marriage bill

Oral Roberts Dies At Age 91

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Tuesday December 15

House votes to turn down volume of noisy TV ads

Senate rejects low-cost drug imports

Glass-Steagall's Renewal After 1999 Repeal Considered by House, Hoyer Says

Torture suit too hot to be heard, U.S. says

Torture suit too hot to be heard, U.S. says

Nelson (D-Ne) aide: Offutt (air base closure if a no vote on health care) claim false

U.S. gave up billions in tax money in deal for Citigroup's bailout repayment

House Votes To Expand Sanctions On Iran

Senate to Take up Bernie Sanders Single-Payer Health Plan Wednesday

Unwitting tourists attend White House breakfast

Statuette used to hit Berlusconi does brisk trade

Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill”

Rural Ill. prison to house some Gitmo detainees

Lawmakers: Soldiers have problems with combat gear

Chrysler won’t repay $3.7 billion TARP loan

Lieberman Closer To Supporting Reform, But Not There Yet

Connecticut Democrat calls for Joe Lieberman recall

If you are for killing healthcare reform legislation, you are on the same side as...

What Dean is saying on Countdown is absolutely chilling.

Evidence of Iran's nuclear arms expertise mounts

AlterNet: Huge Signature Gathering Success Sends Pot Legalization to Ballot

The Grinch Who Stole Health Reform

Veterans Group Calls On Soldiers to Refuse Orders to Deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq

Town Hall Crazies: Where Are They Now?

Forget Medicare Buy-In, Lieberman Reverses Course on Circumcision

New Breed of Psychics Trade Their Tarot Cards for Twitter

Protest? What Protest? American Media Don't See What They Don't Want (You) to See

Tony Blair's Stunning Admission: Would Have Removed Saddam for Developing a Ministry of Silly Walks

"President Obama Should Negotiate with the Taliban" by William K. Barth

It’s Not About Tiger Woods, It’s About Us

Dumbest moments in business 2009 (these are great)

For America's Santas, It's Hard to Be Jolly With the Tales They're Hearing

Eugene Robinson: Palin's own 'Climate-gate'

American's who can't afford to come home because of health care issues...

Joe Lieberman's Health Care Bill Is Worse Than Doing Nothing - Kill It

This Health Reform Bill Is Political Suicide

Independent UK: It's the protesters who offer the best hope for our planet

Naomi Klein: The Copenhagen Process is Out of Control....

VIDEO: Howard Dean on HCR on Countdown

Progressive Caucus Urges 'Drone' Attack on Lieberman

Congrats, Democrats! It takes tremendous skill to singlehandedly imperil a Congressional majority

The supply-side tax con

Howard Dean:"Kill the Senate Bill"

His Master's Voice

America's new homeless

Is Obama a half-term president or a political genius?

Somali Man Stoned To Death By Militants For Adultery (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Lawmakers want more H-1Bs, new 'Founders Visa'

Russian European security proposal

Western governments will take seriously Russian proposals

Matthew Simmons on peak oil and future oil trading prices at $600 - the end of civilization

Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa

TYT: (Government) Insurance Co. Death Panels are real, included in the Senate bill

Tea Party Christmas by Old Fart Rants

NEW Video Show Massive 12 mile Iceberg Headed for Australia, 15 dec 09

SNL: Is Tiger Fair Game?

Joe Lieberman MD

Stan Freberg- Green Chri$tma$ (1958)


Rachel Maddow & Meredith Fuchs discuss the 22 million Cheney/Bush 'Lost' emails

Paris Kiss-in against homophobia December 12, 2009

Boys Beware: Homosexual Awareness

President Obama Promotes Home Energy Efficiency Program: "Insulation Is Sexy Stuff!"

Rachel Maddow describes Lieberman's Gaping Hypocrisy on HCR, more blah blah blah from Ron Wyden

Training Tuesday: Moving from 1-Way to 2-Way Communication

Where Online Fits into an Organization's Structure

Bill O'reilly Admits Obama is Smarter than George W. Bush

British Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Tzipi Livni Israeli Foreign Minister For War Crimes!

Keith Olbermann and Bush's Missing(Found) E-Mails

Rep. Alan Grayson Reads Petition from 100,000 People: End the War Now

Storys of 911

Randy Newman - I Think It's Going to Rain Today!

Climate Denial Crock of the Week/Climate Deniers Love the 70s! - The Remix!

mary black,dolores keane,de'danann-hard times come again

TYT: How Cenk Would Handle Sell-Out Democrats

Obama Quits, Cedes Presidency To Joe Lieberman

Hope is making a comeback!

TYT: Obama Gets Tough w/ Bankers...By Giving More Loopholes

TYT: TYT Wins Best Political Podcast Award For 2009!

Rachel Maddow & Steve Benen reveal that (surprise) Lieberman is a hypocrite on yet another topic

Videographer gets arrested and beaten for not being deferential enough to cops

Rep. Alan Grayson: We Have to Fight for the Power of Peace

Rachel Shocker: 7 States You Can't Be Elected In Unless You Believe In God

Joe Biden on Morning Joe. Imagine Palin in this role for a moment

Dean on Countdown. Not happy with Senate bill.

How Jesus would respond to health care reform

What grades do Thom Hartmann listeners give Obama in a

TYT RANT: Pathetic - Barack Obama Caves In To Joe Lieberman

Keith takes on Fox News and the So-called Liberal media the complete rant

Harassment across Arab world drives women inside

Danish Vikings Metal Recycling Plant

Peak oil review - Dec 14

Canadian Oil Sands Misses Unrealistic Projection – Issues Another

Conservative governments are bad for your health: Stephen Harper's plan to gut Canada's CO2 targets

12 Hilarious Corporate Attempts to Look Green

Drumbeat: December 15, 2009

Onetime Nevada Brothel Could Become Conservationists’ Oasis

There is plenty of oil but . . .

US Unlikely To Increase GHG Cuts, Commit To Any Firm Numbers On Developing World Climate Aid - Stern

Arctic Monitoring . - Greenland Melt Volume Doubled 1994-2005; Projects Sea Level Rise Of 1.5M

South China's Glaciers Shrinking Rapidly - LA Times

In Bolivia, Water & Ice Tell Of Climate Change - NYT

Club Orlov Brings You December's Word Of The Month - Autophagy

S&P Downgrades Mexico's Sovereign Debt From BBB+ To BBB - Follows Fitch Downgrade Of 11/23

Rate Of Ocean CO2 Absorption Fastest In 21 Million Years - 1 Billion Face Hunger When Fisheries Go

Wall Street Journal Video: Climate Talks Disintegrate

Tremors between slip events: More evidence of great quake danger to Seattle

Satellite Photo of all the Massive Icebergs breaking off Antarctica

Record levels of toxic algae hurt coastline

Potty-trained pigs cut water use/pollution.

Nature study: Hypoxia tends to increase as climate warms

CU-Boulder Study - Portions Of N. Alaskan Coast Now Disintegrating/Receding At 30 Meters/Yr

Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don't add up

EWEA publishes proposal for harmonisation of grid connection rules for wind power

Carbon-capture plan gains ground

'Climategate' is the first in a new wave of attacks

Wall Street Journal: World's Top Polluter (China) Emerges as Green-Technology Leader

Can we halt runaway climate change? Not likely

Ottawa eyes breaks for oil sands

Dupe - Please delete.

The 6th extinction is underway... are you worried yet?

Trying to confirm a recent Gore statement

Report: Meaningful Numbers of Plug-In Hybrids Are Decades Away

The Yes Men shame Canada at Copenhagen

Energy-Efficient Traffic Lights Can't Melt Snow

Statement from the UK science community

Exclusive: Brochure may reveal Gore accurately cited scientist's prediction of ice-free Arctic

Climate Wizard makes large databases of climate information visual, accessible

Renewable timetable is a long shot

Valuable rare-earth raw materials extracted from industrial waste stream

GREENLAND GLACIERS: WHAT LIES BENEATH—Researchers learning more about how water beneath glaciers …

Palin On Climate Change: "Rate Of Warming Unprecedented W/I Time Of Human Civilization"

(Maine’s) Governor Receives (Offshore) Wind Energy Demonstration Sites Report (identifies 3 sites)

Luke Mitchell and Maggie Mahar Explain Joe Lieberman

Matsui - MVP in 2009 WS For Yankees - Jumps To Angels As Yankees Dither

The Yankees Have a Grand Day by Doing Nothing at All

Mike Holmgren, Cleveland Browns meet again

Colt McCoy, All American

Info for Cowboy Fans heading to New Orleans this weekend

On Countdown tonight -- Did Tiger take PED's?

Dodgers trade Juan Pierre to White Sox

Clinton Portis discusses Tiger Woods

Big 10 (11) to expand to 12 teams?

Venezuela: Reinstatement of three banks for USD 43 billion

Thanks For The Coup

Meet Carolina Tohá: Her job, defeat Sebastián Piñera and get Frei back in La Moneda

UK court issued warrant for Livni

Israeli police officer beaten, injured by settlers

Israeli prisons as revolutionary universities

Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel

U.S. tax dollars fund rabbi who excused killing gentile babies

Not all clear on the firing range


firing ranges are dangerous

Armed intruder killed by homeowner in St. Rose

The effects of relaxing gun restrictions on MARTA (Atlanta rapid transit)

Open for debate

Man in Wheelchair Kills Home Intruder

Ya gotta be kidding me. Really. Ya gotta be fuckin' kidding me.

Thousands Of Researchers Picket UC Campuses For First Contract

Today in Labor History Dec 15, 6000 protesting women who were attacking non-striking miners

Workers at bun bakery sue Wendy's

Tell Toyota: Keep NUMMI open! (apparently Toyota feels American workers are more expendable)

Most grocery workers reject union leader's call for strike


Does this make any sense?

Is Obama's main problem here in DU with Dems or non-Dems?

Worldwide photo shoot turns camera on those often overlooked

Concerning the photo contest polls...

Nasa sky survey probe blasts off (BBC) {WISE}

Send your Name to Mars in 2011

Congratulations Photograpy Group

First Snow In San Diego

Flowers + Ant

Late Night at the Pool

Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2009

Frosty's creepy brother:

Universal Quantum Mechanism: Physicists Find Reappearing Quantum Trios

Cross posting... boys beware: homosexual awareness

Gross National Politics

Gays in the media

Houston, we don't have a problem...

Marriage equality approved in nation’s captital

For all of my GLBT and allied friends...

Anyone know anything about this?

Police tasered gay porn actor Andrew Grande to death

Obama’s Newfound Populism: All Hat, No Cattle

Monopoly Capitalism

FDIC Boosts 2010 Budget, Staff as Bank Failures Rise

Put Food and Energy Costs Back into the Inflation Numbers

House Considering Reinstating Glass-Steagall

Washington warned of crisis unless debt is stabilised

Poll Reveals Trauma of Joblessness in U.S.

More power in your kitchen cabinets...part 2..

Anyone interested in permanently taking over the coordination of the group's monthly prayer thread?

12/16/2009 Sagittarius New Moon


Crossposting from health

Crossposting from health

Wooo-hooo! I'm off of Lexapro! I feel great. Sleeping better now, no

Drinking cups of tea and coffee 'can prevent diabetes' (BBC)

Low Dose Naltrexone for Cancer, AIDS, MS and other autoimmune diseases

Homeopathy as "nanopharmacology"? The only thing "nano" is the quantity of the science involved

Anti-depressants 'up stroke risk' (BBC) {in post-menopause women}

"The One True Cause of All Disease"

Do you believe in the Devil, and if so, can you describe it?

Saudi Arabian Minister Orders Flogging Of 75 Year-old Woman

Nothing benefits faith like having the author/screenwriter on your side.

Latest "War on chrisTmas" Story shot down within one day

What's the deal with Santa and Jesus.

Atheism Increases Trust

I just watched "Julie and Julia". If you like to cook and you like good stories...

I should have brought the camera

OMG! We got a gift certificate in the mail today.