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Archives: December 20, 2009

Israel harvested organs in '90s without permission

Israel Harvested Organs in '90s Without Permission

Fuck Them Cowboys!

SF Chronicle: 'Grim year ends the Decade of Fear'

eastbound traffic on I-10 backed up for at least 20 miles

Millions at risk as East Africa rains fail, Oxfam says

I'd like to send a little musical hello to my progressive friends at DU tonight

Would Perot have become President if he hadn't imploded? (Imploded

I thought it germaine to the subject...I'm watching "Kill Bill one AND two on IFC....

Ugandan president committed to blocking anti-gay bill: officials

Ugandan president committed to blocking anti-gay bill: officials

Who determines "rape and incest"?

Billionaires for Wealthcare......

One thing re: HCR I am happy about

You Want to Fight This Bill, Cancel Your Insurance

If Healthcare will remain in the hands of the Free Market, then McCain was right

"If you have a burden of heavy debt, you need to announce to that debt, 'It is finished.' "

OK, I want a lot of feedback on this.

How legit is this report on Obama's campaign contributors?

Learned helplessness, and abusive capitalism.

one thing the HC bill accomplished

Ok, so imagine the Chief of your tribal village just took a club upside his head...

First they came for single payer, and folks compromised

We were used by the DLC like the right uses the teabaggers! You know how ridiculous the

Kucinich Amendment still possible?

DK Supporters: Is there a way to contact him directly

How To Keep Track Of Politicians’ Voting Track Records, A Guide

Learned helplessness, and abusive capitalism.

Healthcare and the Iraq War vote

Defense Bill Raids Personnel Funds to Pay For Weapons

The "manager's amendment"

Should this party keep accepting corporate PAC donations?

I didn't think so many DUers would be awake this early on a Sunday morning.

AlterNet: GOP's New Prayer Guru Says Gays Possessed By Demons

If the Senate bill survives conference, and passes, Obama should veto it


The Gutierrez bill: Comprehensive immigration reform or Trojan horse?

A dear friend of mine almost lost sight in one of his eyes because of lack of insurance.

What prevents the creation of not for profit Health Insurance Co-ops ?


What the Democratic leaders will be singing if mandates pass without a Public Option

Officials prepare for prison hearing: Expect extra security, scads of people and a 5- to 6-hour ses

Michelle Bachman vs Mean Jean Schmidt Redux

In 2006, when the dems took back Congress,the first word out of their mouth was bipartisanship.

Local clinic story

Muslim televangelist takes his message to millions

Already having a bad day-HCR, snow, other:

Jim Cramer "I think healthcare reform died when Senator Joe Lieberman decided he didn't like it."

I love puppy dogs, rainbows and cotton candy!

Will the "free clinics" lead to the birth of a guerilla heathcare system in this country?

Now the press will call the dems sell-outs. Gregory's first question to

2008 Democratic Party Platform

2008 Democratic Party Platform

U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

Palin lies in book about threats to her daughters at school.

Do You Approve Of The Health Care Bill That Is Coming Out Of The Senate?

If and when they pass this - they will need to get out and front and SELL it to the people-

Louisiana has much at stake in health care debate

This bill coming out of the Senate is a bad bill and it is NOT progress.

The Democratic Party platform of 1900

I'm new to DU-what is k&r short for?

All he got was a lousy insurance industry bailout that few can love.

Glen Beck's official Christmas card

Corporate Whore Rick Berman Smacked Down by Court for Anti-Health Care Ad

DU Administration. Please tell us what is wrong with the video of the women who quit the Dem Party.

Barring any new wars, the only thing that will determine 2010 and 2012 will be jobs and the economy

Silver Lining....if the medical reform bill passes...

No Idea What They Are Even Debating

Obama Ordered U.S. Military Strike on Yemen Terrorists

Saudi Air Strikes Kill 54 Civilians: Yemen Rebels

NEWSFLASH: Some of today's "progressives" travel back in time to kill slave emancipation.

HAAAA! Axelrod is fighting with David Gregpry on MTP!

Insurance is a numbers game and that hasn't changed....

"Saving" Medicare by opening it to all via reconciliation

China plans world's fastest train service

It's been a one party system for some time now hasn't it?


Program to modify mortgage falters; federal plan helps only a few avoid foreclosure

10 Ways to Screw Over the Corporate Jackals Who've Been Screwing You

Looking on the bright side - if the reforms don't work as intended or cost too much

If you run a business, and your employee is doing lousy work, do you still support them

If the Government is going to force me to BUY Insurance, here is my only hope.

The Medea Hypothesis: Is Multicellular Life (i.e., us) ultimately suicidal?

The big multi-national corporates...

The Republican Health Care Blunder

what have the republicans contributed towards healthcare reform

Plight of contractor raped in Iraq spurs push in Congress

My miserable Democratic Senator...

My miserable Democratic Senator...

My miserable Democratic Senator...

If Social Security and Medicare taxes were optional

Jennifer Jones passed away last Thursday

Jennifer Jones passed away last Thursday

Jennifer Jones passed away last Thursday

Jennifer Jones passed away last Thursday

Howie Dean and David Axelrod coming up on MTP

Merkel Speaks Out over Summit - 'We Experienced a Self-Confident China'

Healthcare Isn't The Issue

Biden: Why the Senate Should Vote Yes on Health Care (NY Times Op-Ed)

Ben Nelson on CNN now saying democrats could have gotten whatever they wanted with reconciliation

Looks like today's MODS are a bit trigger happy

Have the Sunday Morning Shows changed any minds about the bill?

Mary Landrieu on Face the Nation-

Mary Landrieu on Face the Nation-

Howard Dean on MTP: I would let this bill go to conference*. . .

Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country

Yellowstone's plumbing exposed (supervolcano)

And now the bill goes to the House for "reconciliation"?

New Toyota car suspected of causing deadly ship blaze

Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter in 1980 and Walter Mondale in 1984

GOP's New Prayer Guru Says Gays Possessed By Demons

Question? Can the Senate still filibuster the final bill

Aftermath of the Beast of 2009 - thousands of Virginians w/o power

My Thesaurus of Healthcare

Christmas Is Canceled: Dick Cheney Shoots Santa In The Face

Watching Face the Nation.....

Looking at the "To Do" list it seems apparent that Democrats will get clobbered in 2010 and 12

Remember the Medicare Catastrophic Care Fiasco?

Puerto Rico Daily Sun: Sotomayor still overwhelmed by new life in limelight

Well, this confirms it. Republicans & Insurance Co.;s are terrorists

The best laid plans... Banking, Insurance and Government Collusion

It’s only you Brits who don’t appreciate me, insists Tony Blair

It’s only you Brits who don’t appreciate me, insists Tony Blair

Christians have a saying, "Cleanliness is next to Godliness"

Kansas cuts could end parolee supervision

Robin Carnahan leads Roy Blunt in Rasmussen Poll (MO Senate)

MO's Democratic Governor has a 63% - 33% popularity rating

Remind Bill O'Reilly: Malmedy turned 65 this month

Scarborough: Health Insurance Stocks Reached 52-YEAR High On Friday

So, what's in this bill for me?

OpenLeft: Missing the opportunity in the health care crisis--NO MORE!

Revoke the Hyde Amendment

The more I hear and read of 'the' bill the more I think weak kneed reid

Snow Photos from WaPo readers:

Snow Photos from WaPo readers:

If you're advising the President, what do you tell him?

TRADITIONAL Atheist holiday time.

What Is The Maximum Salary You Think A Physician Should Earn?

If Republicans could limit lifesaving emergency room care

Palin wins ''Lie of the Year" award.

Palin wins ''Lie of the Year" award.

Want to know about Community Health Centers?

K&R if you want to circle-jerk in the echo-chamber!!!

For more than 20 years, the medical field has been discussing the aging of America.

Frank Rich: 'Tiger Woods, Person of the Year'


Most significant legislative 1st year since FDR ?

Howzabout no tax - supported treatment for syphilis, herpes, gonorrhea, etc.

Brittany Murphy Dies

If we are trying to lower costs why is there some interest group running a TV spot

Why does DU "Rock" you ask?

"Won't do it" or "Can't Do it"

How far does $7 million per day go?

Nat Hentoff..interesting guy.

When health care legislation is signed into law, Obama will get a big bump

How health lobbyists influenced reform bill


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse


Just how evil are the anti-abortion people?

Doing the "tort reform" "interstate competition" debate on FB

Legislature to consider end to death penalty

Feds pursuing more lawyers, campaign violation links in Rothstein Ponzi case

Proof positive that CNN is worthless.......

Dean says the current bill allows insurance to get really unaffordable for the elderly

Earth saw clmate chnge4 ions;will cont 2 c chnges.R duty2responsbly devlop resorces...

JENNICUT!!! Happy Birthday, sweetie

Evangelical church opens doors fully to gays

2010 - US Senate Elections - Who Shall We Support?

Eurostar train services canceled indefinitely

Those who are "out" of the party now are helping to create another Nader... remember that

Stunning logic by Dick Durbin on "This Week"

About That Surge In Health Insurance Share Prices This Week...

Why don't airplanes put the passenger seats facing

Abortion foes get an ear in congress, but never anti-war voices

Right Wing Citadel Broadcasting files for bankruptcy protection

A Short History of Health Care - Slate (2007)

No, I don't think Al Franken or Bernie Sanders is selling out.

Republicans Suck !

WISE MEN 2009 - Let's take it to Heart - (Fitzsimmons Cartoon)

A famous actress dying doesn't qualify as LBN, but Time Warner "possibly" dropping Fox does.

Senate health version ensures that the unwashed masses are not part of the Senate risk pool:

The health care disappointment bill tells me

MTP pointed out that originally Obama said HCR would be funded by repealing Bush tax cuts for rich

Questions. And I Hope, an Answer. Healthcare and...

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Divorce vouchers selling like hotcakes in London

Actress Brittany Murphy, 32, dead from cardiac arrest

The Insidious Myth of Reconciliation

Does the insurance reform bill eliminate preexisting condition bans for adults?

Meditation XVII: No man is an island...

Making a Good Bill Even Better (Whitehouse Blog - long but contains updates at end)

Has anyone heard that the House bill might be substituted for the Senate bill?

More Weight Equals Longer Hospital Stays

Topless protesters don gear due to weather (protest over removal of bike lane)

An issue related to the HCR Bill- Why are motor cyclists required to purchase and wear a helmet in

Durbin is calling Coburn out.

Resistance is futile...

Admiring Celebrities Can Help Improve Self-Esteem

I wish the repubicans weren't such cowards .....

Exactly what is a "pre-existing condition"?

I say we cut a deal with Olympia Snowe. Here is the way I see it...

A few thoughts.

Has anybody ever defined "the new normal", the funky fresh buzzword used the last few months?

I can only say this about this HCR...

More homes are poised to hit the market

I didn't realize what a dope Sen. Burr of NC is.

I didn't realize what a dope Sen. Burr of NC is.

About The Hurt Locker

America's Innovators Call for Health Care Reform to Unlock Jobs of the Future

A town’s love of Indian artifacts backfires

Can we have a ban on calling progressives the same as teabaggers?

Joe Lieberman wants you dead!

Barbara Boxer's list of things in the Health Care bill is good as far as it goes

Look who's under the mistletoe: Lieberman

Goldman Sachs threatens Spanish move

Dutch automaker makes offer on Saab

The Insidious Myth Of The Progressive “Bill Killers”

Need help converting friend away from Ron Paul-ism

P. Obama, so you win the battle, but you could lose the war

I don't have insurance.

Investors first, employees/customers second, Lobbyists first, voters/public second

Snowball fight takes dangerous turn when police officer draws gun

Thousands of bicycles & toys were given away to families in LA (they waited in line for 26 hrs) pics

Do it Obama just do it.

The "Full Nelson" of Health Reform - pic

Two calls came today. DFA and PA Dem party, for donations.

Let's do a new head count: Do you support this bill or do you want to kill it

Never take points off the board

I love Alex Baldwin

Howard Dean 'Disappointed' White House Didn't Fight For Public Option, Also Praises Obama (VIDEO)

Cop Pulls Gun After Getting Hit With Snowball.

OFA Caller?: "You Have a Yeast Infection"

DC cop brings gun to a snowball fight

Hey, Dead Intern Guy -- You must be blind.

Bourbon VS Vodka: Bourbon Hurts More the Next Day, Due to Byproducts of Fermenting Process

Yay!! Dem "compromise" saves insurance industry $70 billion. (But it taxes tanning booths.)

Will the House agree with the Senate bill ?

How much ya want to bert the Pubs try to postpone the vote at 1AM?

Christian Anti-Porn Add-ons for Firefox...I kid you not!

Sarah Palin wins and award! For biggest lie of the year. From PolitiFact.

Bailed-out Goldman Sachs played bigger role in AIG trades: report

Disdain for the honest working person..

Tony Blair insists: It's not true nobody likes me

So has there been or not been a terrorist attack on Indian nuclear facilities?

F you, GM.

prius owners (again)

I'd sure like some conservative t-bag or d-bag to tell me that Fox News is actually "news"

Colombia 'facing foreign threat'

for snowed-in DUers..

Feingold: Obama Responsible For Loss Of Public Option

How Health Care Lobbyists Influenced The Reform Bill

Nelson got himself a hell of a deal.

Sign stolen from Auschwitz found, police say

Is there anything going on right now that would make you join a march on DC?

"Healthcare`s Lobbying Army"

This will seem obvious to many, but.....It seems to me that our Senators

wing nut radio operator files for bankruptcy!

The Copenhagen waste of time conference shows how badly we need a more powerful UN

Digby wants contributions

June 23, 2005: DU, FR and a blast from the past

Feingold: Obama Responsible For Loss Of Public Option

Feingold: Obama Responsible For Loss Of Public Option

Feingold: Obama Responsible For Loss Of Public Option

America will never have peace as long as it doesn't end its pseudo-religious relationship

Study Details How Health Lobby Marshaled Congressional Insiders to Fight Reform

Sen. Paul Kirk: the latest person put up to trashing Howard Dean

Dutch teen who wanted to sail solo around world goes missing

Republicans are not your enemies and Democrats are not your allies

AIG, Health insurance, TARP and HCR

A followup to the posting from early this week on Peter Watts

Can someone explain Tom Coburn's position on health care?

Worst Aspects of the Current HCR & What Might Happen As It Moves to Conference:

GREAT Palin Joke On SNL Weekend Update

Yemen accused of rights abuses

Olympia Snowe confirms she’ll filibuster health reform

With what nuance will we respond when the Republicans make this charge?

Why are Progressives like Feingold supporting the Senate bill?


Ah trends.... started doing some research into the US Labor History

Did Obama Admin crush low-priced drug imports? David Sirota

Outnumbered Republicans pledge to delay "train wreck of historic proportions" reform bill

I am listening to Mark Begich, and I need to say it doesn't sound too bad /nt

While you guys are fighting amongst yourselves Sheldon Whitehouse is kicking GOP asses. . .

Box o' Puppies Redux

Better than nothing

McDonald's to offer free wireless

time to resurrect the national women's party??

Verizon Wireless Defends Fee-$350 Charge for Breaking Cellphone Contract Is Justifiable

afghan coalition casualties doubled during Obama's months of decision

Nuclear cooperation highlights French PM's visit to China

Christmas card from the Obama's

NY Times - "Senate Debate on Health Care Exacerbates Partisanship"

Vote For The WORST Xmas Song!

Health Bill Money For Hospital Sought By Dodd

Govt-backed gay bar opens

Can we learn from the Obama tent-show?

"Sen. Mitch McConnell: Approving health bill would be historic mistake"

So when will the bill be available for us to see /nt

Hey! Just try to MAKE ME buy mandatory insurance

Michael Moore suggests boycotting Connecticut due to their voting in Lieberman

Obama orders Justice Dept. to drop warrantless (NSA) wiretapping lawsuits

Good grief. eom

I am heart broken...

I am heart broken...

It's a good thing I'm here on the left coast.

Bill Nelson just called the republicans liars. At least that is something I agree with /nt

How were we *ever* going to get a public option with Lieberman as the 60th vote?

Tech anthropologist works to save dying Comanche language

EFF lawsuit reveals US improperly collected data on citizens

Senate healthcare bill now relies on regulation

Want free health care for America?

Who's up for senate-watch-pajama-party?

No Accountability

Coburn just called on you to pray that someone doesn't show up for the vote.

With everything that's gone on in the last year, are you still willing to call yourself a "Democrat"

I support Ben Nelson's deal

Change? Hope? Why do I feel like I've been sold a faulty product?

Scarborough: Health Insurance Stocks Reached 52-YEAR High On Friday

I don't know intergalactic chess games very well; which move was this?

Eleven months ago today, this was the scene on The National Mall in Washington DC.

Can we give the Moderators some appreciation

Can we give the Moderators some appreciation

Jon Walker FDL: The Senate Health Care Bill Is Built On A Foundation Of Sand

WALL STREET HEALTH CARE: Insurance company stocks “on fire” – they’re winning, we’re losing.

A Historic Step Forward: Why I’m Supporting The Senate Health Reform Bill - by Al Franken

Senator Whitehouse's take on the health care bill

Here it is again: My favorite Christmas story.

Fear of violence grows in mountaintop mining fight

Obama's Biggest Single Failure So Far

Obama's Biggest Single Failure So Far

Judge ponders Roeder's 'necessity defense'

PROGRESSIVE DEMS: PURGE (the DLC/Blue Dogs) or SURGE (out the door into a PROGRESSIVE PARTY)

PROGRESSIVE DEMS: PURGE (the DLC/Blue Dogs) or SURGE (out the door into a PROGRESSIVE PARTY)

Think about this , why are they voting on X-mas eve ?

A health insurance reform cartoon to pass around: "Ali wanted to kill Americans..."

Heartbreaking story on 60 minutes - Wilmington Ohio.

so, when EVERYONE in the middle class sees their salaries go down by the hidden tax

278 insider lobbyists worked on health care bill, spent $635 million (Chicago Trib)

Boy Rescued From Costco Gun Safe

Drunk 4-year-old boy steals neighbour's Christmas presents

how will the insurance bill help people like me?

A modest proposal to begin fixing most of our nation's problems:

US military US general in Iraq imposes pregnancy ban

The Night Before Christmas- Congress version

Will The Real Barack Obama Please Stand Up?

Mature adults insurance premiums capped at 3 X the premium for young people...

Obama banks on NASA's big launcher

White House: 'Reality' will 'trump polls'

Target fires 7 workers for buying Zhu Zhus

OMG Brownstein using the old "elitist" meme on Dean and supporters.

So if I were forced into buying insurance...

History of the bill in pictures

Promises, promises

Who figured, Sen McCain is allowed to call Palin. "Sarah"....

Sheldon Whitehouse: "The lying time is over....there will be a reckoning." By GottaLaf

Those who say DU is not in the same place as the voting public are absolutely correct..

Suppose this bill imposed funding restrictions on Sickle Cell Anemia...

Stupak (of the C Street gang) aims to sink 'unacceptable' abortion compromise

Polish police recover stolen Auschwitz gate sign

Republicans threatened to obstruct legislation if we prosecuted GWB for war crimes

Real Life Scenario

Name one thing that could save President Obama and the Democratic party!

My friend has brain cancer

I smell treachery....


Wait for it... Global Weather Change Denial

Obama Biggest Single Success So Far

Elliot Spitzer, et al. : "Show Us the Email"

Is it true it just takes a majority of Senate to change the rules on cloture?

One cheer for Howard Dean

to all the Capitol Hill staffers who read DU so your boss can have his/her ear to the ground

Grown-Up Christmas List

Anyone else feel that most on DU are out of touch with the poor?

Wars Do Not Stop...

My Letter - Day 2 - Where is yours? Those who stop trying go nowhere fast!

Barack Obama believes in the Golden Rule.

Rec/Unrec works for non-donors?

Do you think Obama has any clue how much this bill really cost him?

The Approaching Storm. The 2010 Congressional Elections and the Democratic Party.

ONE PHOTO sums up why we need to end the wars:

Would you sooner go to jail than pay a private health denial company?

PETA earns kudos for Texas exotic pets rescue. 26,400 animals from internet-based wholesaler.

Betrayal of the public option like compromises on slavery and will have the same results

Matt Taibbi:: "going to force people to become customers of private health insurance companies"

What's the difference between paying corporate insurance premiums and paying Mafia protection $$ ?

Obama and the Supreme Court quietly sell out Due Process protection

Obama and the Supreme Court quietly sell out Due Process protection

How many here will refuse all benefits from whatever HCR bill passes?

How many here will refuse all benefits from whatever HCR bill passes?

Just for those that enjoy A Charlie Brown Christmas every year

I call on the distinguished gentleman from IL, Sen Durbin, to take his foot out of Sen. Coburn's ass

Ending Medicare Advantage will make obtaining primary care and preventive

CSPAN: Sen. Whitehouse Rips The GOP Today - 'The Lying Time Is Over... There Will Be A Reckoning'

Loyal Democrats check in!

$22 billion of federal bail-out funds went to Goldman Sachs execs

I order you to give your Mom a hug, after you read this.

Can anyone tell me how we could have gotten a public option when we didn't have the votes for it?

It feels like a battering ram was used on "the left" this week for questioning policy.

First Dog Enjoys Blizzard

I know. Next Sunday MEET THE PRESS should invite Cynthia McKinney on

No one will have to pay more than 8% of their income for health insurance... ~ David Alelrod on MTP

Perhaps A Dumb Question - But Who Is Involved In The Conference That's Supposed To Merge The ......

How do you feel in life, right now?

Rate the current HCR bill based on what you know of it

Actress Brittany Murphy dead at 32

I have something very simple to say

To the Progressives,You cannot"negotiate" with psychopaths.

Happy Holidays DU! - pics

Only 2 Kinds of People: The Uninsured & Those Falsely Believing They're "Insured" on Health "Care"

Sumerians Look On In Confusion As God Creates World

the piano gets a reinvention - for real!

How the "third way" screwed the World.

Obama looked like he could've been something different. He ain't.

On HCR: Brooks-"vote no"; Krugman-"pass the bill"

Californians, is Jerry Brown the key.......

Obama broke these 6 health care promises.

One more new underclass

I just un-subscribed from OFA

Silent thread opposing ANY legislation that sacrifices women's reproductive rights, health, & choice

time to resurrect the National Women's Party?

Che Guevara: The Revolutionary that led an uprising of the poor and brought "CHANGE".

Some birds would like to help take your mind off the snow (photos)

Life's What You Make It

This is my favorite song right now. The Sounds "Crossing the Rubicon"

Gagggh! I have to get up in about two and a half hours!

Robot Roll Call!

It's trite by now, but one website is zombiefying the Bible: "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Zombie"

Question for car geeks and mechanically minded...

My 2009 year in review

I didn't think so many DUers would be awake this early on a Sunday morning.

Bop It! Shake It! Twist It! Shout It!

Lock this thread vs. Steal this book

For nostalgia buffs Lileks is absolutely the best site. For instance American Motels.

I'm joining a "Biggest Loser" contest at the health center soon. Any idea what the rules are?

Another clothing store rant.

Another clothing store rant.

James Cameron lauds new CGI technology as a breakthrough tool for selling Happy Meal toys

I totally forgot we're closing out a decade what are you top five events for the '00's?

"It's A Man's World"- James Brown And Luciano Pavoratti

I'm about to light a fire in GD with a poll

Alien from LA on's up there with Manos, IMHO...

Wanna hear me sing/play guitar/play mandolin?

Want proof Barry Manilow is a no-talent hack?

So.... are we not allowed to wonder

I miss those old Rams uniforms

I hope all you folks who got snow are enjoying it, especially those

I love the Blues...

They're balls?!

Your pick for PC game of the year?

Consumer orgy at Short Pump shopping mecca this afternoon. looks like tiger woods is 'night-putting'....



Anyone here own a Motorola Droid?

Best source for original movies on TV?


Church sign: Welcome. Live Nativity December 20, 6 pm

RIP, Luanne Platter

I love puppy dogs, rainbows and cotton candy!

Having Your Kids Sit In Some Strangers Lap... And Taking Their Picture. I'd Cry Too!

snow + beach (photos)

A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott is on AMC now

I had to fill a latrine today

Did James Cameron rip off Poul Anderson?

Why does Name removed always have 0 posts. Is he bashful or something?

Post some photos of your beehind... I'll go first.

I had to dig a latrine today

We'll miss ya Deja Q!

After watching this, I can now consider that my life is complete

Most Overrated Comedians?

San Francisco Sunsets

&%$#@!!! One frikkin' point!!!

The mutha of all Christmas pervs: package wrapping!

Can I crow a little bit about my daughter and her senior project?

TMZ Reports Brittany Murphy Went Into Cardiac Arrest, Died This Morning

Do you like music?

I'm new to DU-what is k&r short for?

Ever play "Wind Up The Kitten?"

PHOTOS, Day 2 - Food shots for my new client's restaurant, with less parsley

Watching Russian Youtube on Thai TV

I'm doing some teabagging. Ask me anything.

Beautiful Asia (warning: Picture heavy)

LOL!!! TV Show, "Survivor" (No Spoilers)

RIP Alaina Reed Hall of Sesame Street

Bah ____________!

mice in the attic

Eyelash curlers

Oh, the Iron-E!

The picture of the eye on my medication is winking at me.

I like James Brown, but...

All DU-ers named crim son, check in here.

Mythbusters: Star Trek Gorn Cannon (video)

I just heard a song by a group I had completely forgot about.

UK's number-one song for Christmas = "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine!

Its really me! Gene Parmesan!

Post some photos of sunsets and sunrises!

Behold: The walking pinecone!

18 years ago today

Lights will guide you home,And ignite your bones,And I will try to fix you(3)

Satan hit Santa on the head and is telling me to buy the 32" TV for $599,

New Starz Series: "Spartacus: Blood & Sand" promises lots of sex & violence

What are you listening to?

Share your funniest (in retrospect) holiday disaster stories here

avatar 3d - worth the extra bucks - a beautiful movie


Is there any yummier junk food than Jack in the Box tacos?!

So I spent my whole day trying to rescue my XP machine so I wouldn't have

Flashing teen found guilty after being hit by car

Car crash leaves woman turned on for sex 24 hours a day

Celebrity most missed by you during 2009, THE YEAR OF DEATH.

Congratulate me, everyone. I got a "B" in Statistics!

Do we really need safety caps on toilet bowl cleaner?

What entire TV series do you WANT to own on DVD? My picks:

Pics from the Snonami - the "blizzard" of 2009

Skating, Vince Guaraldi. Great Winter Tune.


FlashForward thoughts?

Last minute gift idea

I need a new hompage

What entire TV series do you own on DVD?

NACHI 7 Axis MR20 - Robot duet youtube {0:40}

The mother of all Christmas peeves: gift wrapping!

RIP Kia; magnificent canine!

What Is The WORST Xmas Carol/Song?

Trying not to feel like a Scrooge

Virginia Rep. Nye Loses A Republican Challenger

Great Post (in case you missed it).

Joe Biden NYT Op-Ed

wowsers you spend some time away and return to a madhouse

Tennessee Fundraising Letter Raises Concerns

At least some people actually get it

This hasn't gone to conference yet. Go Nancy Go!!! nt

Why are the pro-bill shills wasting their time on these boards?


I did not support Hillary in 08 -- But her health plan was far better than this

Senate Health Care Bill : GOP opposition 40-0

How come Obama didn't give me free health care and bust up the mean corporations ????????????????

I think it's time for Barack Obama to take Richard Viguerie's advice (to George W. Bush)

So Congress passes a law dissolving health insurance companies

I don't know if the bill should pass or not

Planned Parenthood Statement on Anti-Abortion Amendment in Senate healthcare bill

National Organization for Women (NOW) Statement on Compromised Health Care Bill

A Christmas Message to Obama from Obama Voters

Why are people not screaming about auto insurance mandates, and WITHOUT subsidies??

Why is there VERY LITTLE outrage from the GOP about the Senate Bill........

I resent the Left being ridiculed as if they were 'teabaggers'

Ya know, Ive been railing on mandated and subsidized private insurance all summer

Health Insurance Company Stock Prices Say it All

Frum on rethugs: "what's the principle that obliges us to be stupid?"

How Can Bill O'Reilly Support The P.O, And A Dem. Pres. Not?

why are we so uncomfortable with our anger? the right wing never is!

Again. Really, AGAIN. for the folks among us that don't understand how laws are made

What Do You Guys Think Of Lindsey Graham On Cnn

Reid bill guts Medicare

If NRLC is against it, I'm for it:

Check in if you though the Baucus bill was trash and a betrayal but want this to pass

Why have state insurance regulators rubber stamped double digit increases for years?

Why are the pro-bill people wasting their time here?

Why I believe Matthew Yglesias is fighting so hard for LieberCare

Why I believe Matthew Yglesias is fighting so hard for LieberCare

Mandates are not about taking poor people's last pennies and giving them to the mean insurance man.

When people actually read the bill...

Obama could advocate burkas, and some here would say

The letter behind the bill.

McCain: Obama Created More Partisan Environment Than Bill Clinton

Howard Dean has made the Left relevant again

Howard Dean interview on MTP link

Joe Scarborough mocks Axelrod's claim that "they took on the insurance companies"

Inventor Of The Public Option: Pass This Bill

Senator Kent Conrad: Senate Health Care Bill Is Basically The Final Version

Howard Dean TODAY on MTP-"...I would let this thing go to Conference Committee and

Well, it's clear Washington Insiders Approve of the Bill

"misplaced, whiny outrage"

"Pass the Bill"... " Kill the Bill" .... "Fix the Bill"

Dem. Senators Attacking Howard Dean On The Senate Floor

Name one law passed last century that was good enough to have been passed

Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold in Support of the Senate Health Care Bill

"This healthcare reform effort has been a disgusting display of the rich protecting the rich"

Howard Dean on Meet the Press (VIDEO)

White House And Howard Dean Turn Down Heat

Yes, the health care bill is flawed. Exactly why are Democrats only blaming Democrats?

President Obama has become an insufferable bore


Paul Krugman: The insincere center

Olympia "Filibuster" Snowe - your state is #2 in food stamps per capita -

"Except in cases of rape and incest" - sheer hypocrisy

Krugman: "How could he have made Joe Lieberman less, um, Liebermanish?"

Questions: What is in the health care bill now?

FT - "Obama secures ammunition for Congress fight"

Let's just call it "Moneycare", because that's what it is

Karl Rove once said...

Most calls on Cspan are against the bill - currently a call for SP from ...

Biden: Why the Senate Should Vote Yes on Health Care

Why the 2013/2014 kick in date?

Why the 2013/2014 kick in date?

Washington Post editorial board: Obama deserves benefit of the doubt. Senate bill worth it

The fallacy is thinking insurance can be fixed through competition when it needs to be regulated

Clarity - there IS coverage for adult uninsured with prior conditions within 90 days of passing

US sends 12 Gitmo detainees to their home nations

Pink Fluffy Bunnies. No choices. Obama wins, Who cares anymore?

So when they vote on cloture, all 58 Dems will be wrong and all 40 Rethugs will be right?

Dean No Longer Urging Dems To ‘Kill’ The Bill: ‘Let’s See What They Add To This Bill ...

Anyone know of any good websites to go to that support Obama?

TUNE IN to C-SPAN LIVE -- First Cloture Vote is Scheduled for 1:00 A.M. tonight

Feingold contradicts those who claim that Obama fought for a public option

A healthcare bill WILL pass shortly after the new year. And these are just some for it:

Comments by Dean on much spin here.

Great things added in the final Reid package

A private health care insurance regulatory reform act would have been much better than this

I am a raging Optimist and I can prove it

What about the 30 million that would get insurance under this bill? Do they not count?

A Dangerous Dysfunction

Why those sneaky progressives, playing a little chess after all.

Great...the fucking insurance companies get the best xmas present ever!!!!

Social Security started just with widows and orphans! That sell-out FDR!

Not one credible person has said millions will be forced into debt or thrown in jail

Feingold: Obama Responsible For Loss Of Public Option

Thread For those who don't always agree with the Prez, but still support him


"Sell Out"

Why every progressive Senator supports this bill

DU debates Healthcare from the balcony

Here's the problem with the bogus claim that people will be jailed over mandates.

President Obama says Leiberman/Nelson "compromise" amendments make healthcare bill "even stronger"!

Tearing down the "progressives" mask

Mr. Obama, lead or lose!!!!

Why are some of you so glad that meaningful Liberal Reform got beat down by Big Insurance?

If we're going to go with private insurance, we need much stricter regulations, like the Netherlands

Jacob Hacker's (Public Option champion) suggestions for improving the bill

Your pic for DUer of the Year

Mass. state senator pleads guilty in hit-and-run

Trumka: Senate Bill As Is Will Die In The House

U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields

China plans world's fastest train service

Officials prepare for prison hearing: Expect extra security, scads of people and a 5- to 6-hour ses

A Rebuttal to Howard Dean: I Am a U.S. Senator, and I Will Vote For This Bill

Fear of violence grows in mountaintop mining fight

Iran troops leave oil well, still in Iraq: Dabbagh

"Healthcare`s Lobbying Army"

How health lobbyists influenced reform bill

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Radioactive Longer Than Expected

Scarborough: Health Insurance Stocks Reached 52-YEAR High On Friday

Israel Harvested Organs in '90s Without Permission

Brittany Murphy Dies

Oscar winner Jennifer Jones dead at 90

Attempt to spy on worker at Akron hospital backfires; Man faces prison for e-mail infected with spyw

Feds pursuing more lawyers, campaign violation links in Rothstein Ponzi case

Actress Brittany Murphy dead at 32

Health Insurers Win Delay on Start of $70 Billion in Added Fees

Colombia beefs up forces on border with Venezuela

Drug giant General Electric uses libel law to gag doctor

Top Iran dissident cleric Montazeri dies at 87

Yemenis protest killing of civilians

Nelson: Health bill to stand ‘test of time' as historic reform

China, U.S. praise nonbinding climate agreement

Iraq, Shell ink deal on supergiant Majnoon field

Huckabee leads rally to try to change Nelson's mind (on health care vote)

Chavez Launches National Police in Violent Venezuela

Major volcanic eruption feared in Philippines

Copenhagen climate summit held to ransom - Gordon Brown

Polish police find stolen Auschwitz gate sign

Dean hopes health bill can be fixed after Senate vote

Chicagoan Said to Have Helped Terrorists Target Nuclear Plant

Olympia Snowe Confirms She’ll Filibuster Health Reform

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Stocking Stuffer Edition

Spyker Submits New Offer for Saab

Prison population to have first drop since 1972

Maine to consider cell phone cancer warning

Who wins, who loses in Senate health bill

Abortion foes ‘stunned' (by Nelson D-Ne vote on health care)

Feingold: Obama Responsible For Loss Of Public Option

Chavez says US spy plane violated Venezuela's airspace, tells military to shoot down others


U.S. Opens Probe Of Diebold Unit Sale: Report

Obama's politics of hope inform healthcare, climate change efforts (LA Times)

Healthcare: First They Came for the Banksters

War is Not a Green Job

Happy Holidays from America's Banks

The New Way

Harvard Swaps Are So Toxic Even Summers Won’t Explain

The Insidious Myth Of The Progressive “Bill Killers”

An Anti-Whistleblower Culture

Citadel Broadcasting files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Be thankful that prison jobs will be heading here

Nation's Largest Union: Change Health Care Bill Or Else

Short Story: "Health Care Reform"

A Real War on Xmas, as Outrage Grows Over Excessive Bonuses to Santa's Elves

Toronto Star: (Stephen) Harper acting like an elected dictator

Elizabeth Warren: Feminomics: Women and Bankruptcy

Joe Biden: Why the Senate Should Vote Yes on Health Care.

Winter Solstice: Working And Waiting In Humanity's Back Ward (Carolyn Baker)

The rot of the "free-market'

Smalltown America's growing voice of rage is a force to be reckoned with

The underlying divisions in the healthcare debate

Understanding Obamacare

Health Insurance Company Stock Prices Say it All

Paul Krugman: A Dangerous Dysfunction

David Sirota:The Long-Term Value of Insisting The Health Bill Is Not Enough

Foreclose on the Banks: How to Give America Its Best Christmas Ever

Florida rules leave too many voteless

Obama Health Reform Efforts Caused Blowback Damaging Liberals and Their Causes

Health Care Reform: By the Corporations, For the Corporations


Avatar: A Cinematic Event for the Spiritually and Critically Conscious

Welch versus Joseph McCarthy

How Did Goldman Sachs Know That The Housing Market Was About To Collapse?

Ewan MacColl's "Moving On Song" Performed by Chris Wood, Karine Polwart, and Calum and Neill MacColl

"Sweet Marijuana" from "Murder at the Vanities" (1934)

Faces for Reform

Just in Time for the Holidays - Holiday Gift You Must Have - Jimmy Kimmel

Bill Clinton nails Republican hypocricy

The Week In Cartoons 12/19/09

'US aided' deadly Yemen raids - 19 Dec 09

a little perspective... The Known Universe AMNH

Bashing Bible bashers

People & Power: Citizens Taking On The Banks And Fighting For Financial Reforms

Dick Durbin calls out coward Tom Coburn

Sarah Palin Wins "Top Lie Of 2009" - Stupid CNN Anchor Fails In Pathetic Attempt To Defend It

DC Cop pulls gun on snowball fight

Howard Dean on Meet The Press 12/20: 'The Major Problem: We Committed to Private Insurance for UHC'

TYT - Cenk Uygur - Healthcare Reform Bill Is Weak - Vote NO

The Ku Klux Klan, A Secret History

The Politics of Avatar

John Fahey plays In Christ There Is No East Or West

11 year old shot in ass by brother


TYT Interviews: Healthcare Consultant RJE Debunks Pro-Bill Arguments (w/ Article)

Ben Nelson advocates free market health care...and speaks against abortion.

1 Year After TVA Coal Ash Spill, Nosebleeds, Breathing Problems Routine For Remaining Area Residents

Montana's Government Faces Decision On Sale Of 572 Million Tons Of Coal In Remote Otter Creek Basin

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Radioactive Longer Than Expected

Kenyan Food Stocks On Track To Run Out In April

Climate reality: Voluntary efforts not enough

Saudis Announce 2013 CO2 Injection Plan For Ghawar - But Insist KSA "Does Not Need" Large-Scale EOR

Global Temperatures Could Rise More Than Expected, New Study Shows

Somebody please explain to me

Do Electric Cars Cause Cancer?

Global Warming skeptic proposes sliding carbon tax

Der Spiegel - "The Global Climate Summit In Copenhagen Has Failed"

Anger Grows Against China Among Some Climate Delegates Among Copenhagen Rubble

Deliberate Poverty

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Radioactive Longer Than Expected

The fuckin' Cowboys....anybody but them...

Has anyone posted about there being only ONE NFL team with NO losses??


13 and fucking ONE!! HOW ABOUT THEM COWBOYS!!1!!

The JR Chess Report (December 20): Russian Superfinal Begins in Moscow

4th and 2!!!! 4th and 2!!!! 4th and 2!!!! 4th and 2!!!

I would put this in the lounge, but they probably wouldn't get it...

The Frisco Kid wanted me to tell everyone here that he misses you all,

LOL @ the Steelers onside kick up by 2 late in the game.

N.F.L. Acknowledges Long-Term Concussion Effects

Looks like Belicheck's team will win the division again, as the Jests and phins

Worst hockey play ever?

Who are your 5 favorite running backs?

Chavez Launches National Police in Violent Venezuela

VENEZUELA-COLOMBIA: Paramilitaries Rule Border Area

Colombia 'facing foreign threat'

The San Francisco 49'ers were OFFICIALLY ELIMINATED from the playoff picture

Chavez says US spy plane violated Venezuela's airspace, tells military to shoot down others

Settlers in Jerusalem attack Palestinian family, 3 injured 25 detained

Gunrunning in Central America..

Gun permits surge in state (Massachusetts)

What would you think about this, if it happened to you?

Fort Bliss soldiers told to register private guns

Wounded burglar dies in minutes while hiding from police.

What countries actually have a total gun ban?

Angry off-duty cop waves his gun around after his Hummer is pelted with snowballs

Today in Labor History Dec 20 AFL convention endorses a constitutional amendment to let women vote

Here is a good DK article where a poster does a good job responding to the

Tom Harken: "We're not building a mansion here; we're building a starter home."

Christmas at the White House on HGTV now...if anyone is interested. n/t

This is a great board and didn't even knew it existed

Error: You can't recommend threads from this forum I DON'T UNDERSTAND. THAT'S NOT FAIR.

Nice thread here:

if jane hamsher is a progressive

DU has not jumped the shark. It has nuked the shark.

Really? Democrats want to kill a Democratic party platform initiative?

This might be a better alternative to the greatest page

The Cult Crap

Obama is facing the perfect storm


The Natives are playing in the big thaw of my yard


My 2009 retrospective

Herschel space telescope captures birth of stars (BBC)

Interview with Carlo Rubbia, inventor of the accelerator-driven nuclear reactor

Glint of Sunlight Confirms Liquid in Northern Lake District* of Titan

How can Mars be terraformed?

Secretary Clinton on the Uganda "gay death penalty" bill

Considering the compromises we've seen with health care, climate

Flashback: Me, February 10, 2008

My apologies to the readers of this forum who attacked Obama . . . you were right.

If you support a church, synagogue, temple, mosque that is homophobic you are part of the problem

Credit-Card Mail May Be Boring, But Ignoring It Could Cost You

Dr. Housing Bubble 12/20/09

Some happy news for a change - Chocolate Bars could save You!

The Senate votes on the health care bill on the winter solstice

I'm new (sorta) also wall street reports best year EVER??

The Red Book

Advisers on Vaccines Often Have Conflicts, Report Says (CDC)

Doing the "tort reform" "interstate competition" debate on FB

Maine to consider cell phone cancer warning

Fake blood-clotting products to heal wounded soldiers (BBC)

17% more Americans have myopia than 30 years ago -- computer work blamed


Can someone tell me what the NEA position is on the RTTT grants?

Cognitive science is accelerating math concept teaching to earlier ages

Newton South officials give in to student's refusal to study Bible as literature

The Red Book

Frontline special: "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians"

Big list of Winter solstice observances

Reason's greetings: Atheists celebrate Christmas without Christ, and history is on their side

Made a simple and tasty old fave today: Harvard beets!

First batch of marshmallows