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Archives: December 17, 2009

Any Dr. Pepper drinkers?

Invictus and Global Warming

Invictus and Global Warming


Al Gore just posted a cool poem on my friend's blog.

Al Gore just posted a cool poem on my friend's blog.

Damn you know corporations are really getting greedy with benefits when....

Playing the ponies

What is AMAZING about Dems ARE the......

So: Pass this piece of shit bill then declare a national emergency and

So, the hammer of censorship is coming down hard on the DU

So thanks for the pony stands but a post about censorship is locked

I'm afraid that really pisses me off

If you have questions about why a thread is locked,

Rabble Rabble Rabble!

Why complain when things are so good?

OK,GDers. What are we drinking tonight?

Dads get postpartum depression, too!

The problem is not with the "Dem's"

Why *CAN'T* Connecticut recall LIEbermouse?

Whataya bet: the Repugs will vote for the final bill?

Email I Received: Virtual Medicare Signup Action

Kill The Bill? Stand With Dr. Dean. Continue To Fight For An Improved Bill!

Kill The Bill? Stand With Dr. Dean. Continue To Fight For An Improved Bill!

If Health Care Reform Efforts Fails, How Will You React?

So, can we change the age requirement for Medicare to 0 now?

Last predictions of late 1990s Russian free market reformer Yegor Gaidar

Twenty years after rescue, a reunion

Twenty years after rescue, a reunion

Is the current senate bill posted anywehere?

Gravity Satellites Show a Huge Groundwater Loss in California

'Out West' at the Autry examines the history of homosexuals and transgender people in the Old West

Texas parents, school tangle over boy's long locks

Bankers 'whacked' in arcade game

Climate Change

How to postpone the 2010 elections until 2011

Macbeth must have transported himself to Washington.

A few thousand "tea-baggers" got more coverage than millions of anti-war demonstrators

A few thousand "tea-baggers" got more coverage than millions of anti-war demonstrators

Yale releases top 10 quotes of 2009

Why didn't they get rid of Harry Reid YEARS ago?

Coburn: GOP will make 'several more' attempts to derail health bill

The Story of How We Got Social Security: a Just So Tale

WTF??? Brazilian toddler found with up to 40 needles inside him

Fuck you Glen Beck

Found this in 2008. I should have known better.

Injured Vet Receives Transplanted Pancreas Grown From a Few Cells

Not to be outraged is the crime

They stole Dick Cheney's playbook!

Where's HillWilliam when ya need him?

This bill appears to be legislation that the president wanted in the first place

Hillary Clinton is speaking at the Climate Change Summit

Hillary Clinton is speaking at the Climate Change Summit

Everything old (and crazy) is new again (and still crazy)

If we "knew" reconciliation was impossible, would we still feel so betrayed?

Dean on Morning Joe right now

There are some very bad things in this healthcare bill

The ginormouse factor that is different in the House bill from the Senate

Democrats vow to close Medicare 'doughnut hole'

Hemorrhage \

The theory about Joe's flip-flops that will drive him nuts:

Schumer - what an arrogant asshole

Fax Action Page: I Want To Sign Up For Medicare Too!!

From HuffPo: On Rep. Gutierrez' Immigration Reform Bill

Obama will have to be a holding place

Give Santa a carrot, not a cookie: Expert deems Mr. Claus an unhealthy, reckless role model

Mark Lloyd strikes back against right wing conspiracy theorists

Are most pro athletes inherently arrogant?

The Fat Laydee Hasn't Sung Yet. I know, For I am that Fat Laydee!!

It's Interesting Now To Listen To Senators Defend Their HCR Bill.......

“You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate

so i got a "change in terms" notice from my bank, and surprise, surprise --

Send your child a free personalized Xmas video message from Santa - VERY cool!

(facepalm) Warning: Children eat glass ornaments

SEIU President To Obama: "Our challenge to you, is to FIGHT"

Ed Schultz just let the secret out on Morning Joe.

U.S. Steps Up Special Operations Mission in Afghanistan (Targeting Taliban)

Exhibit A: Senator Joseph Lieberman's "True Constituency"

Did you know the United Auto Workers (UAW) first negotiated domestic partner benefits in 1982?

Right On! The unvarnished Truth about Joe

Right On! The unvarnished Truth about Joe

What is the criteria for if an insurance policy will be taxed?

Chris Henry has died - Cincinnati Bengal

Questions about the specifics of Senate H.C.R. bill.

U.S. newspapers plan to outsource editorial operations

I never trusted government. No matter who was in office. Now unions I trusted

Lithuanian leader 'impeached' for refusing CIA

Anyone ever heard of "US Online Pharmacy"?

Ed Schultz is NAILING Axelrod to the wall on Joe right now ! nt

Best is the enemy of the good blah blah blah Country bankrupt

Best is the enemy of the good blah blah blah Country bankrupt

Let's get a few things STRAIGHT, boys and girls.

President Obama writes a new health reform prescription (Drug reimportation vote)

Irrational, irrelevant, whiner, throwing a tantrum...

Great idea! Caller to David Sorota's show said to support Dean,

Woman abandoned in Fairfax as a baby finds her rescuers 20 years later (Need a smile?)

Salon: 2009 will be remembered as the year that one man's craziness gripped America with fear

Howard Dean on NPR now

On the death of the idealistic souls brought to politics by one Barack Obama...

The Reality of PTSD

net approval: Dem -10%, Repub -15%, 'Tea Party' +18%

Let's send a bazillion "mass cards" to Holy Joe L (re Collins this a.m.) and make a point

Union Leader Andy Stern Calls Out Obama On Health Care

WE NEED Coordinated Public Action to Break Any Monopoly...

Bill eliminates Medicare co-pays for preventative care

the underlying political problem: public options don't have the money for PR & bribes

Lost - Last seen on the campaign trail - Can anybody help me find this man?

Question Of The Day: Will ANY DEMOCRAT Kill The Bill?

Howard Dean for President! It starts here. It's starts now.

Would the Senate bill be worthwhile if the mandate was also stripped out?

Two Seperate Ideas, both of Which I believe, on Healthcare

Two Seperate Ideas, both of Which I believe, on Healthcare

HCR: Maybe Progressives can create an even bigger hostage situation

Jobless claims higher again

For those comparing mandated private car insurance with mandated private health insurance..

Support Howard Dean and REAL health care reform:

Thursday TOON Roundup part 4- Angry at Climate Deniers

Thursday TOON Roundup part 3- Angry at Perpetual War

DU is establishing itself as one of the leading anti-Obama web sites

Thursday TOON Roundup part 2- Angry at Fat Cats

Copenhagen conference on the brink of collapse

Thursday TOON Roundup part 5- The rest (angry or not)

My email to McCaskill

Maybe now Pres Obama will trade his Lincoln 'team of rivals' book for Teddy Roosevelts' Trustbusters

Regarding the BBC debate over whether gays should be executed?

The WH Has Treated Dean Disgracefully

Senate Panel Backs Bernanke for a Second Term at Fed

would people please stop comparing health ins and car ins

Where can I find FACTS about the proposed HCR bill?

so what will happen when the corrupt senate bill meets the weak but slightly bette house one?

Which 10 Senators do you think we could lobby

Good for Bernie Sanders!

Nevada jobless rate drops to 12.3 percent

E-mail this to your Senators: If we're throwing billions of dollars to MIC, then it's time to stop.

Can someone please explain to me why the WH is going after Dean? Is it because

So, who wants shit-sprinkles on that small plastic cup of room temperature spoiled milk.

Thursday TOON Roundup part 1- Angry at Congress

Thursday TOON Roundup part 1- Angry at Congress

The greed during the Reagan years was a better form of greed than what we see today

Many Poems and Words of Songs Created

If anyone is still interested in facts, here is why you cannot pass a PO with reconciliation.

Change the name to Hysteria Underground

Just An Observation - Looks Like If A Senator Declares Oneself As An Independent.......

NYT Columnist Apologizes To John Kerry While Slamming "Not That Bright" Lieberman

Christmas Time's A'Coming

Pelosi: Kucinich Withdrawal Resolution Will Do for Vote on Afghanistan

Citigroup Does the Impossible: It Screws Us Taxpayers Again

It goes without saying Republicans have zero Credibility

Latina breast cancer survivors: this study is for you:

I have some honest questions. What are the mechanisms to enforce

please delete

If Dems hold the Burris & Dodd seats

So I see this nightmare scenario

Do you still have the audacity to hope?

If you back Howard Dean like I do...

If you back Howard Dean like I do...

Drones hacked over there and over here.

Drones hacked over there and over here.

Drones hacked over there and over here.

Luxury Homeowners in U.S. Use ‘Short Sales’ as Defaults Rise

Update on the Brazilian two year old who was found with needles in his body.

Our Government Is Nothing More Than a Cheap Whore At A Never Ending Gangbang

deadly playground

Why didn't the democrats call Libermans bluff??

Todd Palin Goes Rogue with Message Tee

"Time" dumps Green supporters for "bald, gray" man

The mandate?

Chamber of Commerce using Hooters gift certificates to fight health care reform.

Why does it have to be done in one year??

Glenn Beck:'s Crazy Person Of The Year 2009

The US Senate to America - "It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again"

the 'pancake' e-mails - Florida

Liberals Ready to 'Fight' Over Concessions in Senate Health Bill

Phoenix Greyhound Park to close

Berlusconi treatment for Americans.

Lax home-school laws put kids at risk - Physical harm or educational neglect difficult to spot

Hans Blix - More than six years later, what was the aim of invading Iraq?

R/W is salivating right now..Democratics eating each wonder the Republicans always get back

The Glen Beck Journalism Sale-a-Palooza

Remember this? - Obama In Heated Conversation With Lieberman

Wall Street Profits Soar To $50B, Bonuses To Rise Up To 40 Percent

"I hope that Senate Democrats will work on this bill as it moves to conference." ~ Howard Dean

Indian sect members vow to marry sex workers

That makes me mad

Fact NOT in dispute: Those who are advising Obama have GREATLY miscalculated Deans influence

Shame On You Landrieu & F#ck You Mr. President

Pentagon nominee promises reporters won’t be rated (anymore) before embeds

So has Mr. President started a new party without declaration right under our noses?

Party operatives who are here today:Give us a reason, besides loyalty to a man, to support HCRl

Blacks seek census change for minorities

There is no page fold.

Letter from President Obama to Congress Regarding Occupations and the War Powers Resolution

Letter from President Obama to Congress Regarding Occupations and the War Powers Resolution

Chicken little Underground

Chicken little Underground

I'm thinking one or more of the 3 Wise Men had to be a Kennedy.

For those that want to kill the bill, what makes you think we would ever get anything better?

Irish Bishop Resigns Over Dublin Sex-Abuse Scandal

Since it keeps coming up: Forget about "constitutionality"

Would have Hillary fought harder for a minimum of a public option?

Bottom line is that if there is a remote chance HCR can be made to work, I will

Court documents suggest John Edwards is father of Rielle Hunter's baby

Mom's Tweet After Son's Death Debated

The 'sex offender' list needs to be overhauled.

I remember when Howard Dean supporters were purged from this site

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

An Apology To Hillary Supporters

Fla. Man Exonerated After 35 Years Behind Bars - campaign to defeat Lieberman in the next election - link here -

It ain't me.

In Retrospect, was there any difference between Al Gore and George W. Bush?

Atheist Holiday Traditions!


Leaked Internal UN Document: Global Temps Will Rise by More than 2 Degrees

We DemsLibsProgressives need to QUIT DEMONIZING other DemsLibsProgressives we don't agree with

If Hillary Clinton ran against President Barack Obama for the nomination in 2012

This "forget supporting the Dems" logic curiously mirrors right-wing rhetoric on social programs.

Surprise! - Nelson a 'no' on health reform bill pending further changes

Are you a Neocon?

Up to 56,000 more contractors likely for Afghanistan, congressional agency says

Hate Crime suspected in murder of man found stabbed to death in Puerto Rico motel

Well, one thing we can all agree on this morning.....

The term "blame" is counterproductive and childish (in any circumstance).

Pre-existing conditions a thing of the past, right? - Well....

McCain/Palin presidency with GOP control...

The Emporers New Clothes - The Notion That Big Insurance Will Implement HCR In Good Faith

strange choice of words

Universal healthcare for all!

Help Wanted

Will you work as hard for the Democrats in 2010 / 2012 as you did in the '08 election?

I just heard someone ask "what is a racial epithat?"

Caption this POS!

I heard Bernie Sanders is pushing for reconciliation. Why is Rockefeller opposed to it?

Should we have two health care bills?

Should we have two health care bills?

Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones $26 Software Is Used to Breach Key Weapons in Iraq...

Have any who claim that DU is an "anti-Obama" site taken a look around the internets today?

We were promised Health Care Reform, not a health care tweak

Obama Calls Lieberman “Brother”and Why Not?

Hartmann: Obama is being blackmailed

Twas The Night Before Bonusmas - Mark Fiore Flash

Barack Obama brought the hope, but Howard Dean brought the audacity

Does Everyone Realize They Aren't Through Screwing Us On This Bill?

James Dobson: "The Evil One wants to give us all inexpensive health care!!111!!!!"

DU This Poll!!! Local Paper for New Fed Prison: Agree w/Obama moving Detainees?

ACLU: Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Landmark Juvenile Justice Legislation

Arizona Republican Party director accused of stalking Phoenix woman

Dean just made shit up again. On live TV.

Pelosi says Kucinich Resolution Will Satisfy Need for Afghanistan Vote

If Democratic primaries were being held today and President Obama

Just Asking - How Come We Never See Rahm?........

So how many more months or years do you think all the recovery spin will last?

Nightmare Scenario: Progressive Senate Ds Vote Against HCR, Rs Rush In With Yes Votes To Pass It

Sen. Mary Landrieu Admits PUBLIC OPTION Was All Just SENATE KABUKI

One cost that never gets talked about in our current HC "system"

Concrete changes that could lessen the risk of another debacle like the healthcare reform situation.

Thoughts on fascism, Mann, Yeats, and Nietzsche.

Vote down Forbes online mag's climate change denial article. (link>>)

Vote down Forbes online mag's climate change denial article. (link>>)

Japanese man marries virtual bride VIDEO

I'm sure the mandates were to insure that people had to buy

I'll admit I'm coming around to the progressive viewpoint on the Senate health care bill.

Don't Forget what McCain Wanted to do About Health Care!

I'm Confused

The longer HCR takes, the more money everyone in politics gets

FEC Opens Scrutiny of Nonprofit Rules

water main break again

I just want to say...

Is Health Care Failure The GOP’s Dream Scenario?

Breaking: 5 people shot in upper west side of Manhattan.

Despite falling poll numbers Obama still trusted more than Republicans

Would President Hillary Clinton Have Fought for this Bill?

What was the phrase? Oh yeah..."Fired Up and Ready to GO!"

What was the phrase? Oh yeah..."Fired Up and Ready to GO!"

Presenting: Fundie Quote of the Day. # 6 And a new word, also.

Presenting: Fundie Quote of the Day. # 6 And a new word, also.

Will this be remembered as the Decade of Terror?

So, Let Me Get This Straight About HCR Mandates, Insurance exchanges Etc.

Hey, Obama, Reid, Pelosi etal...

AFL-CIO Blasts Senate Bill, Leaves Door Open To Opposition

Traficant Mulls Comeback

What the current health care bill reminds me of:

"BONUSMAS" Forget Visions of Sugarplums Christmas animation by Mark Fiore

115 photos of this decade

I just called Howard Dean's office and thanked him..go for it

Coal-fired Congress Blocks Path to Clean Energy

Coal-fired Congress Blocks Path to Clean Energy

Nation's Largest UNION: CHANGE Health Care OR ELSE

Bill Clinton: Opposing Reform Would Be A 'Colossal Blunder'

How about an amendment to force members of Congress to personally use whatever health care they pass

Who thinks the GOP has pictures of Harry Reid with a goat?

The reason why the Senate bill won't kick in fully until 2014 is because the world ends in 2012

Pentagon: (Iraq and Afghanistan) Insurgents Intercepted Drone Spy Videos

Joe Lieberman thinks he's The Decider...

Police: Bengals' Henry dies day after dispute

What are the PRO's and CON's to the Senate bill? I am trying to wrap my head around the division

Lunatic Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio Issues New Order Forcing Inmates to Listen to Christmas Carols

Lunatic Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio Issues New Order Forcing Inmates to Listen to Christmas Carols

Obama and Congress - Dance with the ones that brought you (or dance alone!)

Correct me if I am wrong...

Deputies: Cache of 60 stolen gnomes found

Rwanda To Vote on Criminalizing Homosexuality Wednesday

Pennsylvania County Agrees To Remove Religious Symbols From Courthouse Lawn

Lieberman just asked for a few extra minutes on the Senate floor &

Lieberman just asked for a few extra minutes on the Senate floor &

I knew we all had been HOODWINKED the moment I saw this ….....................

I knew we all had been HOODWINKED the moment I saw this ….....................

Nate Silver and other "progressives" who are trying to convince us that this turd of a bill is good

David Axelrod will be on Hardball.

AFL-CIO Joins SEIU's Call To 'Fight Like Hell'...

AFL-CIO Joins SEIU's Call To 'Fight Like Hell'...

Business groups attack city's 'lavish' health benefits

Jeezus Reid, couldn't you have at least made them actually filibuster a little bit

The Senate and its rules are the problem but it's the President's fault?

Matthews correct again: The senate, unlike the house, is NOT democratic.

Where is our line in the sand at?

Where is our line in the sand at?

letter to Obama, chiefly on health care ''reform''

Police dog bites cop, is shot to death

What will the poor White House do now that they're caught between Nelson and Sanders?

What will the poor White House do now that they're caught between Nelson and Sanders?

You gotta wonder if Wal-Mart and other companies feel like idiots for never trying for a MANDATE

30 million people owing their souls to the insurance company store...

Judge: Gangs Deadlier than Gitmo Detainees

Religious Right Holds "Prayercast" To Stop Health Care Bill

Obama's Political Capital Squandered

Kill the Mandate!

Dog shot during home invasion robbery resting after surgery

What Options Did Obama Leave On The Table In Health Care Fight?

Cool! Franken just made Lieberman shut up.

The biggest slap in the face by the current Health Care Bill goes to

Dean: I Won’t “Vigorously” Support Obama’s Re-election

Who is to blame? Obama or the GOP...

So I guess Edwards was right"You don't offer a seat at the table to Ins.Cos and Big Pharma

Danger Room What’s Next in National Security

Actress Jennifer Jones dead at 90

Tap water legal but may be unhealthy

I want to be outraged

If Eric Cantor gets any dumber, he might actually BECOME Santorum's clone.

Prominent Evangelist/Right Wing Shill Begs For Money

Tenants flee 12 unit building as chunk of bluff falls into ocean

So, someone just please tell me what the fuck is going on?

SOMEbody, PLEASE tell Tweety..

If Obama was to be an one-term President - who would you want in the 2012 primary?

Obama wants "government by, for, and of the people" no more than George W. Bush did.

NRO beneficiaries on Exit Control List (Pakistan)

Citi's holiday treat: No foreclosures for a month

Deal on abortion coverage not enough, Nebraska senator says

You know what? I think Obama really IS playing chess here and he MIGHT just have done what is right

You know what? I think Obama really IS playing chess here and he MIGHT just have done what is right

No One Is Going To Save You Fools

Franken Puts Traitor Joe In His Place! [video]

The Coming U.S. Commercial Real Estate Crash

Where Is Joe Biden???

Let's introduce the SNIP bill

Can someone explain how someone without health care now will be worse off if this passes?

Dead animals hamper rescue bid after ship capsizes

Top 5 List.

Tweety being an ass.

Dean on Ed Schultz NOW MSNBC!!!

Sen. Coburn Promises "Several More" Stunts To Delay Health Care Reform

Sen. Coburn Promises "Several More" Stunts To Delay Health Care Reform

I got an email from Obama asking me to make a call to support HCR. I called my Senator and told him

Did Bernanke get TIME's Person of the Year to push him through the confirmation process?

I wouldn't mind paying for mandated insurance if it were structured like this...

I wouldn't mind paying for mandated insurance if it were structured like this...

Which health coverage system is the most efficient, functional, logical and moral?

Maybe Congress and the administration will finally listen to their base and do something right /nt

The Banker, The Baker & the Candlestick Maker..pouring salt in the wound

Venezuela: Chavez says U.S. plans attack

Universal health care for all citizens? don't be silly!

The sure-fire way to guarantee universal health insurance coverage is... a MANDATE.

I knew there were a lot of corporatists in the Democratic party...

Menlo Park Fire Protection District does safety demonstration of the dangers during the holiday-pics

Ex-Gay Ministry in Lansing Cut Loose After Charges of Bizarre Therapy

Go ahead, Nelson, there are 13 women Dem Senators

3 Good Wars

Reconcilliation and ram it through. Tear up the fucking Senate.

Projections Put Whites in Minority in U.S. by 2050

CNN floating rumors of ongoing coup in Pakistan.

Axelrod on PBS Newshour with Lehrer - not impressive.

Speak up to save the Internet. (Credo Action/Color of Change petition)

Colo. seizes 100 starving sled dogs

There Is Only One

It is long overdue for Obama to dump Rahm Emanuel

I have carved out a carefully crafted position on the HC bill that I'm sure will please nobody

Lanny Davis has ALWAYS been part of the problem

Lanny Davis has ALWAYS been part of the problem

When this health Care reform bill fully goes into effect, I'll be able to retire

why not just an up or down vote on HRC?

Law Allows Spouses to Keep Residency While Under Orders

Right, this is a dupe, sorry. see above.

Chris Mathews nails much of DU-GD: "Giggling in the backseat, bitching"

Anti-Lieberman Drive Tops $1 Million

The main reason what we are watching is nothing more than kabuki charade is...

Indian College found?

Should we form a government?

We need to call Franken's offices!!

Prop. 8 trial could be televised

Senator Leahy sings to Senator Sessions in effort to move judicial nominations

A quote from Ezra Klein's column today that has me goggle-eyed with despair:

Bernie Sanders coming up on KO

MSNBC: Tony Perkins and his fine Christian family values group is holding a "prayercast" against



Obama approve/disapprove with Primary preference

Nate Silver urges progresseves to support the Senate bill

Why this Mandated health insurance exchange is a problem

We Can't Do Single Payer In One Leap

Mapping the God of Sperm (400 children)

"What are you gonna do about it, vote for the republican?"

Matthews said that those people were part of the “netroots” and not “regular grown-up Democrats”:

These glaciers are growing

These glaciers are growing

Everyone Keeps Asking; "What Do We Do Now?" Simple...

Everyone Keeps Asking; "What Do We Do Now?" Simple...

Everyone Keeps Asking; "What Do We Do Now?" Simple...

So the question becomes...

What IS in the Health Care Bill?

I've never seen the people at Rapture Ready do this before...

Study finds Louisiana residents happiest in US

Brazilian court halts return of boy to U.S., father says

Pfizer Public Policy: The Uninsured

Roll up the pavement: Gravel is making a comeback

I hope all DU'ers reflect a bit before throwing money at MoveOn

Is it wrong that I kept expecting that they were "making sausage"....

Pfizer Public Policy: Price Controls

The so called discussion of the so called Health Care Reform Bill proves one thing atleast

Joe Lieberman's Former Roommate Talks to BuzzFlash About the Healthcare Bill, 2012 and the Senator's

Voting-machine firm merger investigated


Support your local teabagger!

Obama is still better than McCain would have been.

Generic Corporate Media Shill: "Bitchy Lefty Bloggers need to STFU and stay out of the way!"


I'm On A Conference Call w/ State Sen. re: RX. Weed

Please understand that when you disagree with the power structure, they will call you names

Please understand that when you disagree with the power structure, they will call you names

Apalling ! Whitman must be rolling in his grave ....

If it makes anyone feel better,

When did they change the rules? I thought we needed 51 votes - not 60

Judge halts execution for DNA test

Holy S***! You've Gotta see this flashtoon

Man, wouldn't it be a shame if Nelson's abortion amendment didn't get 60 votes

Hell Toupee

I feel like I'm being blackmailed by the argument that if we don't accept this bill

Question: What is the latest on the toxic assets?

Harry Reid Kept The Medicare Buy-In Secret, Didn't Give Supporters Time To Mobilize.

Okay, here we go. the right wing radio pundits are already using the mandate

The DCCC came trolling my inbox, encouraging me

Debt collector to Oakland woman: 'You can't win the case because you're not a lawyer'

Hayden Wright: Drunk 4-Year-Old Steals Christmas Presents

Pennsylvania County Agrees To Remove Religious Symbols From Courthouse Lawn

Major Environmental Groups Banned from Summit, Scores Arrested in “Reclaim Power” Action

The ability to question our party leaders is one of the biggest differences between our party

W.Sahara activist arrives home after hunger strike in Spain

**Please sign this NARAL petition to Senator Snowe to PROTECT CHOICE on the HCR bill!!**

Now that we've seen the truth about what Washington, Congress, and both parties are


Tweety to Howard Dean: why are you afraid to take on Joe Lieberman?

Too much tweeting? A mother tweets about her son's drowning ... the same day

The Health Care Reform Rumble

79.9% Credit Card Interest Rate? You Can't Make This Up.... LINK

So say they KNOW we can't afford this mandated insurance fee- what does it mean?

What percentage of people offered GOOD insurance through their work turn it down?

Colorado Supreme Court Bans Smoking in Plays

Olympic torch delayed by Toronto protesters

Every time the DSCC, DCCC and DNC come with their hand out...

Don't Blame Obama, Blame the Congress!

There was a march on Washington today... The peoples voice was heard.

There was a march on Washington today... The peoples voice was heard.

Operation Iraqi Liberation

Tigers and Dust

Is Obama smarter than us?

Look what Whole Foods offers Canadian employees for health care

Look what Whole Foods offers Canadian employees for health care

James Bain is a better man than I will ever be...

US silent on Taliban's al-Qaeda offer

Obama gave Rethugs their WAR, you'd think a few Rethugs would support HC reform in return.

Obama gave Rethugs their WAR, you'd think a few Rethugs would support HC reform in return.

Congress to probe ‘US funding of Taliban’ (it's true?)

Mobile Phones Become Essential Tool for Holiday Shopping

The Public Face of DU Today

Has anyone tried to get their Credit Card Co. to reduce the interest rate? I just did, and failed.

Will This Christmas Be A Good Christmas For You On A Personal Level?

Iraq insurgents 'hack into video feeds from US drones'

Arise, Oh God, with Your Ears (assuming You have some) and sanction our prayer...

Pakistan denies coup as court ruling rocks Zardari government

Yes We Can has turned into the No We Can't administration

White House - better to close doughnut hole for seniors than to lower drug price for all in imports

Mandatory Thursday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!

The Rude Pundit: This Is What a Liberal Sounds Like ...

Obama, one term President?

All we can do is write to our politicians, but what do we do when

There are tensions between U.S. and Pak: Pentagon

Healthy San Francisco. If Congress and the White House can't get their

First Premier Bank offers credit card with interest rate set at 79.9%

The Chess Player screwed up.

I thought the Beatles changed things like this?

Keith Olbermann says he'll go to jail before being forced to buy health insurance and

can state parties choke off money to DLC candidates?

Archaeological find on N9

Question: Do we as US citizens really have any real voice in our government?

Lost Giants: Did Mammoths Vanish Before, During and After Humans Arrived?

Mary and Joseph poster sparks unholy row (Boom went the dynamite!)

We are fighting the wrong war.

When was it clear to you that Obama and the Dems were going to screw this up?

Our planet is collapsing into total darkness

Ancient seed sprouts plant from the past

Axelrod is totally full of shit!

Axelrod is totally full of shit!

Of course we should accept the Health Care reform bill, and then wait for it to be improved over

When the mandate goes through, I'm just wondering...

New Dem bumper stickers - We ARE the Incrementalists we've been waiting for!

Brain scans could detect future criminals

Docs Suggest Bush WH Failed to Search for Libby's "Missing" Emails Subpoenaed in CIA Leak Probe

First they came for the rich????

Barack, remember that poor kid of a single mother? I'm talking of your own childhood.

I could get behind a Dean/Franken ticket

Stafford Loans, Good or Bad

Stone Age sorghum found in African cave

Simon LeBon: For me the hardest thing was facing the possibility that this life is all there is

Simple question: Is jail time a possible penalty under the mandate?

Fire Robert Gibbs...Or At Least Make Him Apologize to Howard Dean

Members of an Indian Sect Vow to Save Sex Workers by Marrying Them

Bill James Responds To "Homo" Comments

Hospice Santa volunteers face grief, kids' hard questions

Buzzflash: Lieberman's former Yale roommate says he's gone over to the "dark side"

He promised exactly this: "A PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE OPTION"

Researchers discover unknown body system. Declare it a potential cause for extra sensory perception

There is ONE HOPE for avoiding an economic & cultural meltdown and electoral disaster in 2010.

Mary Landrieu Admits Public Option Was All Just Senate Kabuki

Obama supporters check in here!

Damn, Howard Dean has balls.

Remember this: "Anonymous White House Official Slams Liberals Over Public Option"

A Solution: Put up a good bill and let them vote on it

Rep Weiner to tweety: "you're not perfect or that good!"

"Your son was a homo, really?"

I finished reading Ronnie Lipschutz's The Constitution of Imperium

Apparently, expanding medicaid is a pivotal piece of the puzzle, BUT

There is a scary undercurrent running that the Tea Parties and other events have been obscuring.

Where Are Your Obama Bumper Stickers These Days?

Who Burns $5m in Borrowed Money Every Hour?

I found out today that I am an "Originalist" when it comes to abortion

You appealed to our hopes, dreams and our desire for change AKA our VULNERABILITIES.

If you have NOT seen a doctor in a while DO IT IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

The Leaders of the Left seem unwilling to fight for anything

I still love Obama...but...

Mystery of Tony Blair's money solved GUARDIAN

Irrelevant, Irrational, Whiner, Childish, throwing a tantrum....

The Health Insurance Cartel's Extortion Demand:

Why don't I get the same feeling from this pic that I did nine months ago?

In memorium

Blast from the Past (2003) Americans support single-payer by 2-to-1 Margin...

Howard Dean, Movement Hero..David Sirota

Mandating un-affordable insurance purchases is like the old vagrancy laws

Does anyone know what the penalties will be for not buying health insurance?

Up or Down Vote on HCR.

Since They Say They'll Fix The Bill Later, Pull The Mandates Then Add Them Back In When You Fix It

Obama told China: I can't stop Israel strike on Iran indefinitely

MoveOn Hits $1 Million Mark In Anti-Lieberman Campaign

Michael Moore threatens boycott over Lieberman

Why are Arianna Huffington and Howard Dean going on Morning Joe

Walmart rips off miltary personel in online sales

Do these look like the legs of a runner?

I am still proud of President Barack H. Obama and think he's doing a wonderful job

Ben Nelson Found Another Damn Goalpost: Also Wants Opt-Out of Medicaid for States!!!

"The republicans have become crazy and the Democrats have become Republicans"

"The republicans have become crazy and the Democrats have become Republicans"

Holy Shite Jane Hamsher is tearing Lanny Davis

Bones find from abandoned village 'shows tough life of medieval women'

Six Reasons Why Earth Won't Cope for Long

If you don't love America, Todd Palin's t-shirt wants you to get the hell out

Fla. man exonerated after 35 years behind bars

Public Option Or Bust! Supporters Check In!

The perfect solution for unemployment: fine the unemployed!

Well, the 'missionaries' picked the wrong moment to come to my door.

Obama promised to unite the country, and he has done it...

Caddyshack III

Fort Hood suspect moved out of ICU

Would the government tell us about an asteroid set to collide with earth?

Our Pakistan puppet in charge is in deep trouble, Coup whispers flying.

Trumka: Senate Bill As Is Will Die In The House

A recipe to cut health care costs immediately

"Why wont anyone stand up to Joe Lieberman?"

Boy, 4, found with beer, stolen gifts - wants to go to jail because that is where his dad is

Kobe Bryant and Health Care Reform

helicoptors needed - Hundreds of cars are blocked by snow storm

Racism in public accounting , especially in Big 4 firms

Deductibles and rejected claims; where does this HCR bill stand on both?

The most important question of the bill when it comes out of conference:

Bernie Sanders Calls On Obama, Senate To Pick Another Fed Chair

Bernie Sanders Calls On Obama, Senate To Pick Another Fed Chair

DeMint promises to delay health bill, force Christmas Eve vote

Vote for this (shitty) bill, or the next thing you might see is a mushroom cloud

Howard Dean is collecting emails and signatures

Good Luck Enforcing Mandated Insurance...

I don't care if Obama is a Centrist or moderate or whatever - I take issue with how he CAMPAIGNED

In your lifetime, which Democrat has been your biggest disappointment as President?

Former DNC chair Don Fowler: Dean's words are "childish". Says "left" in league with Lieberman

Senate Unveils CompromiseCare

Two largest E-Voting Machine Companies, Diebold & ESS, want to MERGE.

Newsweek Prediction for 2010: Obama Does Nada on Gay Rights

Palin "ERASES" McCain while on Vacation?! WTF?

The Copenhagen Sham

Does anyone have a live stream to MSNBC - the one I have been using is now a Spanish Channel

Danica Patrick holds the power

Mom Shellie Ross' Tweet About Son's Death Sparks Debate Over Use of Twitter During Tragedy

Just want to make something clear

Here is a political reality

So, how are the freepers and cave dwellers dealing with all this?

GOP Senators Appear on TV With Christian Martyrdom Advocate Lou Engle

How any respect or trust left I had for this White House was destroyed in one day

BREAKING: Leaked UN Climate Text Confirms What We've Been Saying (AKA The Real ClimateGate)

Sorry Billo. I say Merry Christmas for one reason:

The Health Care Bill: As Wicked as the Mandates Are, This Is Even Worse.

Senate Dems, YOU have 1 bargaining chip left, use it to WIN a strong PO or Single Payer.

Bernie Sanders on KO speaks for me

Here's a couple of toons for you from Spain, for your health:

Gibbs Lashes Back At Dean, Suggests He's Irrational

Frankly, I am quite PROUD of the members of DU today

If a mandate was the solution, we can try to solve homelessness by mandating everybody buy a house.

Chuck Norris: Public health care would have killed Baby Jesus

Century-old butter found in Scott's Antarctic hut

A more 'progressive" candidate in 2012? Dean, Kucinich?, or whoever?

woohoo- son was on TV (for something good, not like a tiger woods thing lol)

Top 5 broken Obama promises

Dear Mr. President, it's time to get rid of Rahm Emmanuel.

I updated my Avatar

Left baggers to the left of me, tea baggers to the right

Joe Klein: The Left-Blogosphere Melts Down -"This issue is just too serious for preening or ranting"

The disdain & criticism for the 'left' is insult to injury -

no penalty for pre-existing conditions?

Whether you agree with them or not, Obama has apparently pissed off the left.

Real health care reform will never pass because

When will the democratic majority end NAFTA?

Our World, Their World, My World

Michael Moore says (on Twitter):

Military Abortion Ban: Female Soldiers Not Protected by Constitution They Defend

No Need To Despair, Folks. Even If Health Care Bill Flops,

Barack Obama Eats Babies! Howard Dean Can Eat Me!

This is what makes me a radical liberal!

Torture suit too hot to be heard, US says

HELP FEED THE HUNGRY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. Support the 4th Annual DU Charity Donation Drive.

The rotten cancer at the heart of the Democratic Party

Growing Up Toxic in the Ohio River Valley - Heavy Metal Kids

You will be shocked... I changed my mind.

Projections Put Whites in Minority in U.S. by 2050

"We are nothing to them."

Michael Moore just twittered..

Oscar winner Jennifer Jones dead at 90

Hugo Chavez Brings Down the House in Copenhagen

Alright Already, I'm Going to See "Avatar". Please Stop With The Promotions.

I may soon be the oldest apprentice evarh!!

Every time Rachael Ray says "Yummo!", a baby unicorn gets herpes of the eyehole.

I'm watching this show on the "History" Channel, about the rapture...



"Tiger liked what he saw and let her know it"..."her" being Jessica Simpson

Rabble Rabble Rabble!

Youtube: Ayumi Hamasaki (The queen of Jpop)

Tonight's sloppy drinkfest has been moved to the Lounge.

Canadian ice fishing

'Santa' Stumbles Out of Vehicle, Seeks Reindeer

I'm in a snit this morning. Not for any particular reason--minor annoyances--

Do you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain?

The Ghost of Tom Joad The E Street Band w Tom Morello from Rage Against the MAchine...

"I'm a gay man, I'm not a stalker!"

3 Doors Down - It's Not My Time

Good morning, Miss Honeychurch. nt

What do you want for Christmas? I want Joe Lieberman to be doused with drunkards puke and get a

"Dad, you're really close to ruining gay for me."

Send your child a free personalized Xmas video message from Santa - VERY cool!

Fail Blog: Sums up my feeling about morning TV

Do you like cold beer for breakfast?

Have you heard of blippy? It's a "service" that shares your credit card purchases twitter style.

Gah! Kim Kardashian is on CSI:NY. Blech!

vacation question for those from the rocky mountain state.

Ninjas. Hijacked. My Mother.

Fun with Google's autocomplete!

What's that, uh, SMILE, Courtney Love is wearing?!1

My daughter on Facebook: Freddie Mercury didn't die.

Do you like kippers for breakfast?

Going to See Avatar in 3D IMAX Christmas day

Did anyone else know that the plural of esophagus is esphagi?

This is photoshopped, right?

I started a CaringBridge page...

Help save earth from Facebook fu.

Io, Saturnalia!

An page from one of your worst nightmares....

Batman to battle Japanese whalers

The mods won't let me post this video in GD

The funniest xmas sketch ever. "Schweddy Balls"

I have not updated my avatar.

The war for LOLCITY

"Pardon my French," we say. What do the French say? nt

I loathe Pizza.

My Plasma lamp died. :( (Attention: Nerd thread!)

Does anybody remember a story from a few years ago about a prison inmate...

Unbelievable. I have an interview with a Wall Street firm next Monday.

There are Narwhals on's homepage.

mmmm mmm ..... good times yeah good times

Do you like cold pizza for breakfast?


"...two mosquitoes, male and female..."

Hey kids, you've got this to look forward to!

I'm stuck at home today 'cause I have to take delivery on a new mattress. Ask me anything.

When ye go away

I need a beer picnic!

Nas is like

Gloomy Sunday

Last call for DU Sports Forum College Football Bowl Pool.

Two questions for cat people

What state deserves credit for being the birthplace of flight?

If you need a quick laugh tonight - Back To The Future (Alternate ending)

In honor of the death of Oral Roberts, a couple of Zappa classics:

Never mix heroin and battery acid

What's your biggest gripe about Youtube videos?

get your Jersey Shore nickname right here

What's the biggest tripe in The Lounge??

Praise me, for I am a jerk. (Satire)


YouTube - The Flintstones, "Ann-Margrock"

Virgin Galactic flight animation

It's the final question of who wants to be a millionaire, you have 1 lifeline left...

New Puppy!

College student takes retro "laptop" to class!

You know what DU needs right now? Jokes!!

Three rays of goodness and hope in the last ten years: Reagan, Falwell, and Oral Roberts all died

If God came down to Earth and unleashed his awesome power

Do you like breakfast for supper?

My wife just called me a douchebag!

I'm asking you again...please use the proper terminology.

Match Game Story: "Bob Butthead rolled 12 times through the heather, ________ his cat."

A brand new Tippy the Tortie Kitteh pic to AWWWWWWWW over.

ABBA, The Stooges, The Hollies, Jimmy Cliff & Genesis.

My daughter is in New Orleans right now visiting UNO hoping to transfer there

What kind of woman do you think I am?

What Do Us Jews Do on Christmas?

Pelosi says rallying votes for troop surge in Afghanistan will be Obama's job

After all that, guess who voted for the defense bill

The man watched his mother spend her last days worrying about

Cheney = Bush = Obama

An Obama Hate Circle Jerk

Dear Mr. President:

Ambient music fans, I need to relax. Which ambient musician will best plunge me into relaxation?

I just took my last test today. I'm now a college graduate. Ask me anything. n/t

Would you wear a Snuggle?

Obama is not on the conservative side of the Democratic Party, IMO

Anybody here heard of The Rosenbergs? (The band, not the Communists)

Obama. The Fool on the Hill.

Clinton: US would help raise billions on climate

Ah, Tosca!

Am I the only person who thought the new trailer for Iron Man 2 kinda sucked?

Laredo TX soon to be the largest city in the country without a bookseller as B. Dalton closes

President's popularity holding steady...

Wow, what an incredibly dreadful movie

What's your biggest gripe about The Lounge?

Dean endorses Obama for 2012. "I'm gonna support Pres. Obama when he runs for re-election.." (VIDEO)

Why Don't We Address The Real Problem...

HuffPo (Cesca) - Offers Rage Plus *Gasp* A Bit Of Constructive Thought Re Health Reform

Health Care: A Glass Half Full

I don't know the process, but what are the chances the Bill gets stronger after the merge??

Kill the Bill?

CBO Scores Kerry/Boxer Climate Bill

VETO is the only way forward

Riddle me this - How can the White House & Senate be so obtuse to think that 2013 is an acceptable

Ezra Klein: Too much hostage-taking

OK, so we oppose Pres. Obama drive Demorats out of office...

We modern Democrats suck at populism because we are not racist (A good thing)

Arianna on Morning Ho? Can she be any more condescending?

Axelrod: "What Dean isn't telling you...."

How would you solve the Lieberman/Nelson/Blue Dog problem in the Senate to pass HCR?

Michael Moore is a flaming fatmouth blowhard. Don't believe me? Go here:

Do we even need Republicans?

Do our high schools teach Latin any more? nt

Dean: "I'm not giving up on health-care reform. The legislation does have some good points"

a dozen senators ( including Feingold and Leahy) voiced concerns about the Medicare buy in

2012 Campaign Slogan: YES WE CAN'T!!!

Potentially very good news: Nelson might force reconciliation

Slouching Toward Health Care Reform - Robert Reich

Letter from Andy Stern of SIEU -- Say "Enough" and Fight to do this right"

A post from a wingnut on to why insurance premiums keep going up.....

Top Union Leader Urges Changes In Senate Health Care Bill, Calls Out Obama

I submit that it is not, in fact, Milwaukee's Best

cost controls & pre-existing conditions:

If abortion rights are further eroded, are you still for this HCR bill?

Early Bipartisan Support for Resolution to End War in Afghanistan: 12 New Co-sponsors

Privatization is at the core of Republican Ideology

Obama: Political Ideology's Enemy

Obama's Facebook page re: healthcare bill

Fellow Deaniacs

Fellow Deaniacs

meanwhile............"Billion $$$$ Tax Break for Forbes 400"

Do you elect a President to be a leader or a puppet?

I still don't get how people are disillusioned with Obama's decisions as President

Tea Party hires plane w/100-ft. banner reading ‘OBAMA STOP DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY’ to fly over DC

Pres Obama says gov is going go Bankrupt if HCR does not pass, Is this scare tactics ?

Day or Night?

Assuming the WH asked Bill Clinton to defend the bill, will Hillary follow?


Remember the Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act?

Dean is right where Obama wants him

LENGTHY Bills & Amendments -- How Does Congress Create Them So FAST?

I'd like to see Franken challenge Obama in 2012 just because.......

It's getting awfully crowded under the L******** Bus!

Will someone just TELL me what HDTV to buy?

Where was this outrage during town hall meeting season?

Everyone needs to chill on the Howard Dean/White House fight

Why can't we just pass the bill and THEN use reconcilation to expand the non-profit exchange and MC?

I now use a two sided safety razor.

Ezra Klein: Insurance companies cannot charge more for pre-exisiting conditions. Dean says no.

NYT's...Intelligence Improperly Collected on U.S. Citizens

Real PROGRESSIVE reasons why the senate HCR bill is Hogwash.

If you ________________, you could be ___________________.

How is Dean really any different than Nelson or Conrad

No wonder Obama can't convince Ben Nelson

I'm a radical leftist.

Chris Cillizza (WP's The Fix): The political dangers of passing a health care bill

{Medicare Buy-In For ALL} and Forget Passing Pre-Existing / Rescission...

Call me 'against Obama from the start', a 'racist', etc, but Obama's WH has let Democrats down hard.

"enormous giveaway to insurance companies"

The Biggest Difference Between The Republicans And The Democrats

Mike Boyle may challenge Heineman for governor

GOP favored for South Dakota Gov

Poll shows Cherry is an unknown

"Fired for Speaking Out" [against torture]

So, Today I Got A Christmas Card From The Obamas... I'm NOT In A Good Mood...

MO-Sen: Carnahan Continues to Eke Out Lead Over Blunt

Ed Kickin' Ass And Taking Names

The ghosts of presidents past.

Idea: What about a trigger for the mandate based on premiums/co-pays

SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas :banghead:

Dean was extra-persuasive on Morning Joe... hard to challenge

Green River Wyoming..a father offers money to kill his wife and kid and his parents

Bill Clinton pitches e-mail for Sen. Lincoln's reelection effort in Arkansas

The WH seems like its cranked up the machine -- Finally fighting, but for the wrong thing

All I want for Christmas is a lean, mean and liberal Democratic Party

Look, you're NOT Uma Thurman, and the Senate HCR bill is NOT David Carradine.

only 8 more hours until i'm watching Avatar at the imax in 3d....

Pelosi, top Dems will back Clinton’s climate aid pledge to poor nations

Boehner offers to help Obama on Afghanistan

The True Problem, Our Real Enemy Is Harry Reid

I will be mailing my Obama tee shirt to the White House

When John Daly (err, golfer) was in a whole heap of trouble we instinctively compared him with GWB

When John Daly (err, golfer) was in a whole heap of trouble we instinctively compared him with GWB

Bill Clinton: Killing Health Bill Is 'Colossal Blunder'

Are you bitter and clinging to the public option?

Nixon's Health Care Reform: Well To The Left Of ObamaCare

Wow Liarman (R CT) is actually Sarah Palin - video

Killing health care reform through God's intervention

An unmistakable, rational argument against the HCR mandate

Can any one explain what the President could have done to bring Lieberman on boardd

Ben Nelson Statement: I Cannot Support Cloture


AFL-CIO's Trumka: Senate Health Care Bill Must Change to Be Real Reform

John McCain: "I stand with Dr. Dean".

Dean's 50 states strategy is more to blame for failed HCR than Barack Obama

If the Senate bill is the best Pres Obama can do, he is done. It isnt that the corporate owned

The Senate Bill -- How does it prevent discrimination & price hikes?

"We need to pass this bill now!" sounding like "We need to attack Saddam now!"

Here's the question

Franken Shuts Down Lieberman on Senate Floor

Paul Krugman under the bus in....5....4....3....

Fellow DU airplane nuts, a question:

How about a potential "opt out" on the mandate?

Kill the tax break!

The Credibility Vacuum

Glenn Greenwald on Obama The Chess Player, and HCR. Sure sounds familiar.

DOD Announces Casualties 16-Dec-09

Obama Resists As Liberals Attack Health Care Bill

A question to those who want to kill the bill: Have you read it?

Would the Senate healthcare bill have helped Obama’s mother?

Ed Show - Howard Dean Says That He Will Support and Campaign Vigorously for the President in 2012

A few random Twitter thingies about THE BILL .....

Kill the bill and other noise.

President Obama versus the liberals by Dana Milbank , Washington Post

Any advice on quitting tobacco?

some DU prayers and thoughts needed

The case for this crappy bill

Dear Mr. President- my rant to the WH

Well, maybe we're too hard on the poor press.

So how many of you who are belly aching now went to Town Halls this past summer?

Isn't the Senate health care bill essentially the same as the Massachusetts model?

Obama never wanted the public option

Justice Department defends ACORN ban

Read this Q&A from Ezra Klein about HCR, PLEASE!

Senator Byron Dorgan speaks on how his drug importation amendment was voted down

Senator Tom Harkin explains why 30 Democratic Senators voted against drug importation amendment

Obama, Medvedev and a DIFFERENT Nuclear Option

Question: So the Senate bill passes in whatever state it does. What

SEIU President Andy Stern: "it's time for a couple of obstructionists to get out of the way"

Anybody think it was STILL a good idea to save the banks?

Photos: The Obama Presidency December 17th, 2009

Two Black Role Models Done In By Hubris

Senate version of HCR bill. Don't take ANYBODY'S word!

Bennett: Obama outdoes LBJ in strong-arming tactics

Question: How much is Ted Kennedy missed in the Senate today?

Oliver Willis: Kill The Bill! Save The Bill!

"No Fight"... (TPM Reader says it simply)

I fear Obama is not getting the messages from Dean and others and he may be surrounded by "yes" men

Would you support a Democratic challenger in the 2012 presidential primaries?

Quick!!! Who can make any case for this crappy bill without pitching 31 million covered

The "swiftboating" of Howard Dean has begun. Who's next? Senators Feingold and Sanders?

For those that don't support our President.

I have a fantastic idea!!!!

I have Bill Will.

Dean - Kucinich 2012

Kerry statement in response to Howard Dean's call to insert Kerry provision in HCR bill


President Obama has to govern 306,000,000 people. Howard Dean has to govern his mouth.

So, the one man who is most responsible for getting Obana and many of the Democrats elected to

Kudos to 23 Dems voting today Against $130 billion for War; here they are:

I think the Senate health insurance bill will pass, despite the rage and

Please understand the concept of "Under the Bus"

Bill Clinton: Killing Health Bill Is 'Colossal Blunder'

Uh oh-Gallup Daily Tracking poll!:

Gutsy man

Critics oppose this version of "reform" becauase it is a poison pill that will kill real reform

Just go for reconciliation and take the chances

Did someone miscalculate Deans influence to liberals in America?

People advocating to kill the bill (with all its flaws) are giving up this chance to help scores

So it looks like Howard Dean has been exposed

Something doesn't add up -- where's the fucking civil war!!

Senator Dorgan makes a very serious accusation against the White House

Lay Off Howard Dean. He's Dead Right About This Bill.

For the Record: Howard Dean is not leading me to my opposition to this version of HCR

What happened to the Yes We Can campaign?

Dean Baker on the mandate: "The industry wants the government to force you to pay them money"

We had a deal. A few Senators just lied to us.

Bernie on Countdown, "We are working with the WH to make this bill better..."

"Five cost controls in the Senate health-care bill."


Notice how Obama and Senate bill supporters don't talk about the "typical family" anymore?

I predict Sarah Palin will become President in 2012.

The Preisident folded his hand because he did not have the cards

"Reconcile THIS"

Kennedy and Kerry voted against the Dorgan amendment in 2007

Please, Cut Obama Some Slack

Progressives meet your base

Bernie Sanders on Dean: "I have to deal with the reality, being a Congress member..."

The senate bill cannot be improved in conference without killing the bill

Couple of questions for the "kill the bill" folks

Name a movie role where the character eclipses the actor.

The 50-Vote Senate

They think 9k a year for a family of 4 making 54K is "affordable" . THAT'S the problem

Pres. Obama Arguing against Mandates:

Romania's bloody revolution remembered

Brazil's Senate approves Venezuela in Mercosur

Abu Dhabi takes on CITI

Tea Partiers rally: 'Kill the bill'

Lieberman won't rule out run as Republican in 2012

In Senate Health Showdown, Round Goes to G.O.P.

I bet Ned Lamont would be a FIERCE ADVOCATE of

Steroids possible cause of Russian bodybuilder's death

U.S. critical about Nauru recognition of Abkhazia, S.Ossetia

[Pakistan's] Opposition calls on [President] Zardari to quit

Russia blames U.S. for delay in nuclear arms reduction deal

House Delays Patriot Act Spy Vote (now extended)

Pelosi says Kucinich resolution will satisfy need for Afghanistan vote

These glaciers are growing

Russia affected by Climategate

BA wins injunction to avert major holiday strike

GOP lawmaker seeks documents on Obama healthcare deals

Manufacturing in Philadelphia Area Expands as Sales, Employment Increase

Blair to appear in public at Iraq inquiry

Phoenix Greyhound Park to close

Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones (Unbelievable)

Clinton: U.S. backs $100 billion annual climate fund

Pelosi to Senate: We’re Waiting. . . .

China sees no chance of climate deal -source

Health-care bill wouldn't bring real reform (by Howard Dean to WaPo)

As Wage Theft Rises, States And Cities Crack Down

Pelosi says Kucinich resolution will satisfy need for Afghanistan vote

Greater sea-level rise from warming predicted

Mom Shellie Ross' Tweet About Son's Death Sparks Debate Over Use of Twitter During Tragedy

Home buyers are focusing on smaller homes

Leading Economic Index in U.S. Climbed More-Than-Forecast 0.9% in November

UAE/US nuclear deal becomes official

Ex-Rep. (And Ex-Con) Traficant Weighs Comeback

$26 Software Is Used to Breach Key Weapons in Iraq

SEIU Urges Changes In Senate Health Care Bill, Calls Out Obama

Biden unveils federal broadband stimulus projects

Leaked UN report shows cuts offered at Copenhagen would lead to 3C rise

Former Nortel exec seeks $1B protection from lawsuits

Candu reactor division to be sold

Democrats Take Aim at Healthcare Bill Provision

'Jesus-era' burial shroud found

Maine House Republican drops party affiliation

Projections Put Whites in Minority in U.S. by 2050

Policy shift could put Prop. 8 suit on TV

Colombia rebel groups Farc and ELN agree 'to unite'

Mexico kills leading capo in drug war strike

Heat Over a Leaked U.N. Warming Analysis

Pelosi says rallying votes for troop surge in Afghanistan will be Obama's job

Senate facing potential liberal revolt on health care reform bill

AP-GfK Poll: Gains for Obama, not his Afghan plans (56%+)

Bernanke moves closer to second term

Pelosi, top Dems will back Clinton’s climate aid pledge to poor nations

U.S. Offer of Long-Term Aid Pushes Climate Talks Forward

Democrats' Blues Grow Deeper in New Poll

Republicans work to block EPA carbon rules

U.S. and Russia Near Deal to Cut Nuclear Arsenals

Democrats take aim at healthcare bill provision

U.S. Offer of Long-Term Aid Pushes Climate Talks Forward

Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill into law

Bank shares fall on fears over new regulations

AT&T to face down net neutrality with per-megabyte pricing for mobile broadband

Holdout senator rejects abortion compromise

Mumbai terror suspect David Headley was ‘rogue US secret agent’

Banking Committee approves Bernanke for second term, 16-7

New jobless claims increase unexpectedly

Fla. man exonerated after 35 years behind bars

NATO chief says no compromise with Russia over Georgia

Whale battle underway

Democrats' effort to renew U.S. estate tax fails

Portuguese govt aims to permit gay marriage

Study: What the future holds for electric cars

Air ambulances leave some with sky-high bills

Advisers on Vaccines Often Have Conflicts, Report Says

Nation's Largest Union (AFL-CIO) : Change Health Care Bill Or Else

CIA working with Palestinian security agents

GOP senators to block defense bill in bid to delay health-care vote

Dr. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang dies at 69; South African health minister denied HIV causes AIDS

U.S. backs $100 billion climate fund

79.9 Percent Interest Credit Card From First Premier Bank Skirts New Regulations

Kucinich panel to investigate Citigroup tax ruling

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Thursday December 17

Credit card chargeoffs rise in November

Dean: I Won’t “Vigorously” Support Obama’s Re-Election ("You Can Actually Save This Bill")

New video of Bowe Bergdahl expected (POW)

Obama faces healthcare insurrection from left flank

Officials: US missile barrage kills 17 in Pakistan

Franken Shuts Down Lieberman on Senate Floor

Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones

Bengals' Henry dies at 26

Biden unveils federal broadband stimulus projects

Venezuela's Chavez sees US threat in Dutch islands

Mexico forces kill drug lord Beltran Leyva

Jim Hightower: Congress Ethics Rules Undermined by Weasels

In the Shadow of Goldman Sachs, Wall Street Is Far from Recovery

Gene Lyons: Spot on as ususal

Sorry, Senator Kerry

2009: Awards to 3 stooges.

Senate Health Care Compromise Recommended By One Out of Five Doctors

DEAN in WaPo: Health-care bill wouldn't bring real reform

Palin's Perfectly Plausible Explanation for the 'McCain Hat Black-Out'

Health Reform's Real Killer: The Filibuster (Courant Editorial re Lieberman)

"The Long Vigil for Citizens United" - why the delay benefits corporate influence.

President Obama, Why more U.S. troops in Afghanistan?

How hard is it to pass a treaty?

Lockheed Martin to grow its empire...defense contractor to be involved with health care

Health care costs are tied to economic crisis

"Congress Ethics Rules Undermined by Weasels" by Jim Hightower

"Why Obama Should Stop Forcing the Left to Eat Sh*t" by Booman

The Financial Cost Of "Surging" - $57,077.60 By The Minute - And That's Just For Starters

Kill bill: In the healthcare reform bill we are all being sold a clunker

EU/IMF Revolt: Greece, Iceland, Latvia May Lead the Way

Doubt grows over Copenhagen talks

Trumka Takes on the ‘Neoliberalism’ that Broke U.S. Economy

The Objects of Our Devotion: Spiritual-Need Marketing

Al 'Stuart Smalley' Franken Makes Joe Lieberman 'Smalley'

Hillary Clinton outlines U.S. plans for the Middle East

“A Naked Form of Blackmail”: Naomi Klein on Secretary of State Clinton’s Proposal to Set Up $100 Bil

Staffers for corporate front group organizing anti-health rallies refuse to reveal their names.

Why is Barney Frank So Effing Mad?

Ecuador Officials Linked to Colombia Rebels

Chavez Slams Rich Nations at Copenhagen, Calls for Systemic Change to Save Planet

Iraq's oil auction hits the jackpot

Howard Dean, Movement Leader (UPDATED)

Time to End the Neocon Con Game

General Clark's Keynote

Insurance company stocks “on fire” – they’re winning, we’re losing (FDL The Seminal)

"Clinton's Copenhagen Announcement 'Was Naked Blackmail'" by Naomi Klein

No One Is Going To Save You Fools

Ending End-of-Life Phobia — A Prescription for Enlightened Health Care Reform (New Eng Jour Med)

Whatever Happened to Shame?

Kucinich: the class war is over - we lost

Is Rahm intentionally driving the Democratic Bus Toward the Cliff’s Edge?

Medicare Buy-In For Everyone w/ Reconciliation (Cenk &

Rudolph the Red State Reindeer

Michelle Obama Donates to Toys for Tots

Sanders leads charge against Bernanke nom

David Letterman - Secret Service Top Ten

The 'Lieberman Bill' Must Be Filed in Two Days to Make 2009 Deadline

US Military Drones Hacked with $26 Software

Tonight's Prayer-Cast to Stop Health Reform

Deanna Zandt on New Media, Race Relations, and the Power of Storytelling

Thom Hartmann - Healthcare: First they came for the Banksters...

Dylan Ratigan: "mandating everyone to buy into an unreformed, predatory monopoly"

Joe Lieberman = Self Serving Media Whore

Hartmann: Obama Campaigned as Progressive Really Conservadem Corpacrat Tragic Realization

Thom Hartrmann & Dan Gainor debate the healthcare debacle

To Kill or Not To Kill The Bill

Boston Globe Names Elizabeth Warren 'Bostonian of the Year'

Al Franken Shuts Down Joe Lieberman on the Senate Floor

Headzup: Who The White House Chooses To Attack

Dean speaks out again on Morning Joe.

Peru's Tropical Glaciers Under Threat

GOP to Obama, EPA: No treaties in Copenhagen

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Climate Debt, Capitalism, Why He Wants a Tribunal For Climate Just

Countdown: Sanders on HCR Bill - "Serious Flaws... Trying Desperately to Make It Better Bill."

Inside Story: After His Admission That He Lied, Can Tony Blair Now Be Prosecuted For War Crimes?

Reg Keys 'flabbergasted' by Tony Blair on Iraq

TYT: Obama was NEVER for the public option; 51 minutes 12/16 episode

Landrieu Admits Public Option was All Just Senate Kabuki

Thom Hartmann w/ Howard Dean - Kill The Bill!

Posted Without Comment

Report shows charities suffering

Fox News Omits Lieberman Lobbying Conflict?

Rachel Maddow - WARNING: Religious Delusion May Be Hazardous To Your Health Care (and sanity)

BING!! (get it while it's up): Steve Ballmer FIRES employee for not being BING enough.

Ed Show: Jane Hamsher to Lanny Davis - 'Who's Paying You?'

Matthews: Netroots 'Get Their Giggles' From 'Bitching'

Cenk nails it: when White House says Dean irrelevant, they spitting in face of Democratic base

Bangladesh's disappearing island

Franken Denies Lieberman an 'Additional Moment' to Continue Speaking on the Senate Floor

Al Franken To Joe Lieberman "STFU!" (Paraphrasing) - John "Angry" McCain Gets Upset

TYT: Did Obama Make A Mistake Not Putting Howard Dean In His Cabinet?

Power company accused of hiding dangers of coal ash dump

(MI) Road projects in Macomb and St. Clair counties shelved

Drumbeat: December 17, 2009

Major Powers Follow Different Paths to Same Energy Security End Game

That Tap Water Is Legal but May Be Unhealthy

Even at Sublethal Levels, Pesticides may slow the Recovery of Wild Salmon Populations

Cities pushing nations toward deeper cuts

Study: Earth's polar ice sheets vulnerable to even moderate global warming

Most Of E. Africa's Rains Fail For Sixth Straight Year - Next Possible Rain In April - BBC

Nature Geoscience - Slowing Of CO2 Absorption By Ocean Sink May Be Decades Old

Australia Pressuring Tuvalu (Highest Point - 5 Meters Above Sea Level) To Back Off 1.5C Target

World view: Out of service—Decaying infrastructure is an urgent threat…

S. Africa Pledges Emissions Cut; Biggest Utility Building Worlds Third, Fourth-Largest Coal Plants

Zoologists' Survey Shows 90% Fatality Rate From White Nose For Bats In NE United States

Take the 100 billion

Leaked UN report shows cuts offered at Copenhagen would lead to 3C rise

More bad news

National Academy of Sciences: PHEV market share 4%-13% by 2030. GHG emissions gains < Conv Hybrids

U.S. Announces Energy Efficiency Assistance for Developing Countries

Climate change blamed for Great Lakes decline

Study shows loss of 15-42 percent of mammals in North America (since arrival of humans)

“If Bush Was in Kindergarten, Obama Is in First Grade”– Indian Environmentalist Sunita Narain on US

Emissions Targets For Aviation & Shipping "Slipping Away" At Copenhagen - Reuters

Better to have no deal at Copenhagen than one that spells catastrophe

Polar Ice Sheets Vulnerable to Even Moderate Global Warming; New Orleans, Much of Southern Florida

Breaking: leaked Climate Talks Text Makes Disturbing Conclusions

Ever look to see how much water you use every time you flush the toilet?

Expect Copenhagen Happy-Talk; Expect US To Promise Reductions Of 4% (F-O-U-R) Over 1990 By 2020

Al Gore: A Billion People's Water at Risk From Melting Ice

Steroids possible cause of Russian bodybuilder's death

Vinny Cerrato out as Redskins' GM..

Indianapolis @ Jacksonville

Finally!! Cerrato resigns; Redskins hire Allen

Are most pro athletes inherently arrogant?

Chris Henry has died.

Paraguay will continue rejecting Venezuela's entry into Mercosur

Colombians more optimistic on direction of country, Uribe approval

National Resistance Front Declaration:

Colombia: attorney and labor leader threatened

TV host shot dead in western Colombia

Climate of fear leads to impunity for criminals in Colombia, UN expert warns

Honduras: Two Detained and Fear of Evictions by Coup Security Forces in Land Recuperations in Colon

Latin American Countries Reject Clinton’s Threats over Iran Ties

Will Ecuador drought dry up Correa's popularity?

Full text of Chavez speech to Copenhagen climate change summit

Does anyone have a clip of Chavez in Copenhagen? n/t

Decade of Propaganda? The BBC’s Reporting of Venezuela.

Chavez Slams Rich Nations at Copenhagen, Calls for Systemic Change to Save Planet

Holland is preparing for military agression against Venezuela. Guess who said that??

Press reveals that the FARC trained civilians in Caracas-based Fort Tiuna

Opening up the peace process

Hillary Clinton outlines U.S. plans for the Middle East

Hillary Clinton outlines U.S. plans for the Middle East

New EU foreign policy chief lambastes 'Israeli occupation'

Upper West Side Shooting Leaves Four Dead

Road Rage Shooting in Cemetery in Virginia Ruled Self-Defense

Historic guns cause unease

Police: Criminals are packing more heat

Millionaire who fought off a knife-wielding burglar is jailed (while the intruder is let off)

Why NOT have firearm education in school?

not all firearms owners are gun militants

Anti-gun WA lawmakers launch new assault on weapons; press doesn’t help

Today in Labor History Dec 17 D Sampson perhaps the first woman to lecture professionally in the USA

Free movie download from down under

It’s a Small World: Disney and the H1N1 Virus

PHOTOS: More official ones (12/16)

Absolute last op before the Holidays.. PROMISE..

If I see one more "DRAFT DEAN" or "KUCINICH IS GOD" post

It's always the calmest right in the middle.

Scientists Film Photons With Electrons

Stargazers spy super-Earth waterworld

Colliding Auroras Produce Explosions of Light

'Coldest place' found on the Moon (BBC)

Obama Backs New Launcher and Bigger NASA Budget

Deepest volcano caught on Pacific Ocean video

'The Cosmic Hand of Destruction' and other Top Astronomy Photos of 2009

Indian lunar probe reportedly picked up signature of carbon compounds

Groups spend $9.6 m in Maine gay marriage vote

Yesterday, Gov Paterson signed an Executive Order prohibiting discrimination of Trans

Archaeologists Claim They've Found Lost City Of Atlantis (VIDEO)

Portuguese govt may permit gay marriage

RuPaul spoofs Sarah Palin: "Going Vogue"

Dr. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang dies at 69; South African health minister denied HIV causes AIDS

Advice needed-R material kind of stuff

Poll: Brown still leads in Calif. governor’s race

“Your son was a homo? Really?” (Bill James is being an ass again)

Manufacturing in Philadelphia Area Expands as Sales, Employment Increase

Morgan Stanley Just Walks Away From Five San Fran Office Towers

House OKs job-creation bill - NOT ONE REPUBLICAN VOTED FOR IT! Who needs Al Kaida we've got the GOP

GOP hystrionics over Bernanke - you'd think HE WAS THE ONE WHO CAUSED THE DEREGULATION DISASTER.

How Banks Prey on the Unemployed

Fraud prosecutions fell AS CRISIS LOOMED

Oh my... are they crazy?

China's dumping of the dollar has begun

The Democrats' Faux Fight Against the Banks

Russell Targ (Remote Viewing) & various links of interest

This week's Starcodes

Had a dream last night that may apply regarding tussling with Negative Nellies in GD etc.

Health Care Reform DOA. Why the Surprise?

Laser machine helps smokers to kill their cravings for good

Secret remedies: 100 years on -- A BMJ Editorial

FDA Kidnaps and Illegally Deports A Man Way Out of Their Jurisdiction

"The Good Old Days" - William Alcott’s First Day as a School Master 1839 (Louisa May's uncle)

School chief looks back on first 100 days with future in mind

Charter accused of MCAS cheating

Found Out I'm A Finalist!

L.A. schools chief targets poor-performing teachers

There is nothing anyone can say....

''God Is A Hard Act To Follow''

Grimaud farms - have you shopped there? Is it legit? They have 2, 3-pound smoked moscovy for $24.

In Pittsburgh, It's "I Do!" and Then Pass the Cookies

Omaha Steaks Warning (was in Praise of Omaha Steaks)

King Crab Legs and Beef Short Ribs - need something to go with them.