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Archives: January 31, 2009

Worst quarter since 1982, Morning in America, eh?

Its time to tell Conyers to resign. what a frickin disappointment again and again...

Fuck This! Judge grants bail to BART cop who killed Grant

Dear "outraged" Congresspeople railing against the bonuses .....

Republican's Jump the Shark (literally!)

Question: What web sites are not allowed to be referenced here at DU?

Scientology promoted in Bart Simpson's voice

I see that Michele Bernard on Hard Ball- has returned to her repuke/conservative talking points.

January 30, 1972

Lawyer: Ex-BART cop from Napa used wrong weapon in shooting

Join the Military, Become a Missionary

Peanut recall expands to include Sara Lee, more

Kin of Saudis who died at Gitmo sue Pentagon

Nadler: If Rove won't testify, he's 'presumably' jail-bound

Ethics vs Morals

Aww, the poor Freepers can't agree on McCaskill's pay cap proposal

Michael Steele's acceptance speech for RNC Chair ...

Anyone else's head spinning from the cacophony behind Keith??

If You Can't Beat Them

1099'd and paid CHEAP as an employee....paying self employment tax


Ballsiest Congressperson of the week!

Michael Steele

No fucking way: Guess what basement dweller is in Japanese?

So if I put out a song parody called "Steele, the Magic Negro..."

How About An Animated Winking Kissing Palin Smiley?

Bill Moyers Journal tonight

The worse it gets, the better it gets

self delete

ROFL! Rachel in a lacy purple hat, at the races.

Dallas TX County Sheriff Sued By 4 Deputies For Political Reprisals

Obama Plays the Republicans .... Poll

A salmonella question: Does salmonella reproduce only in living animal

Federal Legislative Report 1-30-09

If I have one GGGF who fought in the Rev War and one who fought in the CWar

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Important Movies about Whistle blowers: Do you have some favorites?


Crappy service

Rove vs. Bush

"Mike the Magic Negro Runs the RNC"

Alaska's Mount Redoubt is ready

Bwah-ha-HAH!1 So Rethugs have rejected LIMBOsevic by choosing STEELE?!1

Claire McCaskill rocked today, and I wonder do the idots with our 18 billion plan to give it back?

Toon..... Appropriate Punishment for disposed Bushites- Rush is included

David Brooks just used Jack Welch as a POSTIVE example of a CEO on Lehrer!!!

Where TF is Keith O tonight?

Where TF is Keith O tonight?

Palin might be "nominated" for president Saturday

Guardian UK: Government to nationalise failing private schools

Executive Compensation Figures (or, One Giant Step for Capitalism)

Top ten things that are good about the recent peanut butter scare:

A Gift For My Fellow DUers (Smiley)

Iran's nuclear terrorism fears

To the Dems in Congress: While you're socializing the losses of these corporations

Will we ever know the full depth of criminal activity by the bush/cheney regime?

hopefully Daschle's nomination fails and Obama decides to nominate Howard Dean.

It is a whole world problem.

Rep. Nadler: 'Rove Will Testify or Go to Jail.'

Can the GOP be any more fucking SEXIST and RACIST?

Out-of-touch Giuliani

Today -FDIC shuts down three banks in one day amid ongoing credit crisis

"Never before seen comedy from Bill Hicks" -- coming up on Letterman tonight.

What is justice?

Should poker games, home or online, for money, be legal or illegal?

Teachers/librarian assistants in my district being "reassigned" or let go

Sgt. Drew Peterson.. Bolingbrooke Illinois Police Dept....

Monica Whatshername on McLaughlin is a nutjob

Question about Former Governor Blagojevich

Nothing has been as emblematic & disgusting in the last 3 decades as

Frontline: Inside the Meltdown on PBS Feb 17 ... Krugman will be on the show

Bill Hicks on Letterman NOW

'Slow-Motion Comedy Show': Days 4 & 5 of the Coleman/Franken U.S. Senate Election Contest in MN

Russian soldier says he fled to Georgia on his own

Divers plunder Greece's sunken treasure troves


What is Obama going to do about Monsanto and GMO????

Ancient Wounds Reveal Triceratops Battles

Enough of Flimball already!

One good thing about inviting Sarah Palin to a fancy dinner...

With God On Our Side- 1963 Dylan

Yushchenko warns against 'social catastrophe'

British protests against foreign energy workers spread

Fox "news"




Bill Clinton speaking at the World Economic Forum

For those of you very cold and/or feel like you're freezing....Well,

Protests in Europe, World near Depression: I quote Carlin

Moving forward

If you missed Claire McCaskill's speech, they're

When you think YOU have it bad...Sign Seen in NOLA (pic)

Question for the Chamber or Commerce?

Blackwater to Battle Pirates

Most pathetic letter from a Republican official. Ever. Must be seen to be believed.

Official: Obama to repeal 4 Bush executive orders that unions oppose

Cash4Gold Offers Blogger $3,000 To Remove Negative Post

in our tax system- how do you give tax cuts only to people making BELOW a certain amount?

The Rethugs have "The Eternal Flame of Freedom near the National Republican Victory Monument"


Former Texas sheriff admits to being a rapist with a badge

Bush Holdovers Attempt to Undermine Obama Foreign Policy on Whaling

Something to remember about Michael Steele: He said embyonic stem cell research is akin to

so . . . got my goody package of "Milk" swag the other day . . .

How long before the MSM is falling all over itself to showcase new RNC chair Michael Steele?

AP: Gov't launches criminal probe in peanut recall

Total dominance in men's vs women's tennis.

Kurt Warner and his Holybowlers

Sick! Wall St. $18,000,000,000 in Bonuses at Christmas & ExxonMobil made $45,200,000,000 last year

Bruuuuuuuuuuce! We loved YOU...Now you are SELLING US OUT WITH THIS POS!

John Adams...

Bravo Serena WIlliams

The Mormon church found to have spent almost $200,000 on Prop 8, but didn't report it

Joe Torre on Larry King: 'A-Rod LIKED Being Called Douche-Rod'

C-Span: Discussion about I/P on WJ

WJ this morning -Michael Steele

The Doctor who gave Suleman fertility treatment should have her liscense yanked

Clergy at local church refuse to sign state marriage licenses in gay-rights protest

We have only seen the leading edge of the economic collapse

BREAKING NEWS: Orrin Hatch just called the College Football system "Un-American"

When are people going to start laying the blame

Rachel's GOP Preakness, video link

I'm sorry, but I get a *huge* kick out of reading Free Republic.

Children 'were basically waterboarded'

Stop saying that Rush owns so many cars to make up for his itty, bitty, teeny, tiny, itty, bitty...

I accidentally the Google.

Opposing The Stimulus Bill Will Hurt Republicans in 2010-- As Well As The Handful Of Reactionary...

Wow! The Google is down....

Massive progressive tax increase on the over $250k earners.

I have a question re using your personal car for business purposes.

What a 1988 college thesis by the former vice president's daughter tells us about the Bush years

Detailed article-Mother of 8: witness cared for autistic son-mom said she was paid to have babies

Fox News offers an inside look at Gitmo-there is ART!!!

Haiku time again

Is something wrong with Google?

I need help in wording a poll.

interesting results for "similar pages" on google, too....

Are any others getting tired of the excuses

Oh boy! Lanny Davis is on C-SPAN now. He's back!

New RNC Chair Was Paid by the GOP to Run for Lt. Governor of Maryland. That's Right. He Received a

Can we count on all Democratic Senators

Conspiracy theorists proven right about FEMA camp plans

Ron Carey Memorial Meeting February 28, Flushing, New York

The Google is back up

Who Was Laid Off From Microsoft?

The face of RNC economic policy/GOP republicanism 2009 ***graphic warning but *do* add your own***

FEMA Failing again, and where's Obama?

US-funded program to arm Afghan groups begins

What Broke the Google? PC World: "Is Google Falsely Flagging Harmless Sites?"

if bruce is really sorry

Is tipping in a regular sit-down restaurant an "option"?

We need a list of media members like the list of Prop 8 donors

Hope this isn't breaking the rules, need some help. Did a google search and every result said "this

(AP/Yahoo) awwww poor wittle Georgie

Meh, my job sucks a lot sometimes.

How much do you make ?

Alright, I fixed the Google. Everyone send me five bucks, please.

What is your combined Tax Rate plus Health Care cost

google has an explanation up for this morning's strange behavior....

Bruce Springstreen: Wal-Mart Deal "A Mistake"

So I googled "Free Republic"

The last person to propose a maximum wage along with a minimum wage was...

Here is a link to the peanut products recalled products page

Drug Dealers or Corporate Raiders – Who should do more Prison Time.

Robert Lee Stinson spent 23 of his 44 years in jail. Freed yesterday

"On the Militant Trail" a 4 part series about Pakistan - The Asia Times

What's more important to you? Rumsfeld or McKinney?

Death to Capitalism!

Under Obama, `War on Terror' Catchphrase Fading

"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done."

MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE - Searching for a New World Order

Alaska lawmakers question Sarah Palin's focus

Officials "concerned that harsh limits" on executive pay could discourage firms from asking for aid

How much power/authority does the RNC chairman really have?

The best thing you can do to attack elRushbo is IGNORE HIM

'Human error' hits Google search

Iraq's shoe monument to Dubya taken down.

Congress Quietly Subpoenaed Harriet Miers, But She Refused to Comply

WRBL CBS in Columbus GA blacked out Letterman last nite.

Ok. This is more than a bit gross. But you know what? So is the G.O.P. This sums it up perfectly:

Letterman played Bill Hicks ' banned clip from '94 apologized to Bill's mom

man who raped as on-duty cop worked at L.A. County hospitals despite reviews of record

man who raped as on-duty cop worked at L.A. County hospitals despite reviews of record

man who raped as on-duty cop worked at L.A. County hospitals despite reviews of record

The Nation: Jobless in America

a good site to bookmark for news videos

I forgave Mellencamp, so get off Springsteen's ass...

Call me old-fashioned. For all you ol-timers up late tonite. It don't get any better than this.

George Obama arrested

Does anyone here watch the March Madness?

Does anyone here watch the March Madness?

WSJ: Economy Dives as Goods Pile Up

Who portrayed John McCain on film?

Virginia lawmakers refuse to allow "up or down vote" on repealing gay marriage ban

Gov. Lynch Announces Creation of Economic Stimulus Office

Gov. Lynch Announces Creation of Economic Stimulus Office

I used to know a conservative Republican in college who could be described as pro-abortion

The Things You Do Not Learn In School History

We're being boiled to death, like the frog.

Vice President interview

I am hoping the senate

I am hoping the senate

Republicans Gearing Up To Filibuster Recovery Package Despite Promises To The Contrary

Sore Loserman Norm Coleman turns to Bush v Gore

Meat Industry says California's Ban on Sick Livestock Goes Too Far

Meat Industry says California's Ban on Sick Livestock Goes Too Far

An interesting and simple calculator of birth rate function

Friend needs something to read during a Ghouliani speech at law school commencement

Yale Whiffenpoofs celebrate 100 years. Cute video of Whiffs singing

Should I change my DU name to "Ilsa Hussein"?

Just Curious - How Is The $18 Billion Bonus Money Doled Out?....

We need more progressives on Olbermann, Maddow

The Inauguration. At Last. (A visual Poem)

There is no comparison between the Duggars and the octuplets, so stop saying that

More Banks Go Bye-Bye

More Banks Go Bye-Bye

Republicker values: Obama spending $800 billion to stimulate US economy BAD.

I just had a call about the stimulus: Do a Google news on pork barrel

Democrats will never be in a position of such strength again for a long time..

I lost my boss's company 5 Billion dollars last year so I'm going to ask for a bonus check....

Anyone Remember Todd Boulinger?

AG likely to handle part of satanic cult case (involving NC democratic party officials)

Unless Obama confiscates the bonus money, he'll have zero credibility

WTF? National Guardsmen have no chainsaws to chop

I just watched the 1958 version of 'The Quiet American'

Hummers get more tickets

My Last Question about Hospice (promise)

CNN lady said the Peanut butter company knew it was sending out bad

16 year sentence for dad who disciplined with dog shock collar and water torture

I just watched my first Gibbs presser on Cspan replay. I am very impressed.

Perhaps the time is right to consider a general strike in the US

Palin/Steele in 2012. Mark it down.

Palin/Steele in 2012. Mark it down.

Rush Limbaugh is Not

Town bans blunt wraps (I feel safer now!)

So..have nutrition standards fallen so much under Bush that a serving of Ravioli counts as a FULL

Rep: Foreclosed owners should squat in their own homes

Shameful Proof-Iraq's Best & Brightest BETRAYED & JAILED By Bushco's CIA

Obama unlikely to toughen Wall Street pay rules

Pope Allows Holocaust Denying Bishops Back Into Church

Does Rush Limbaugh have blood on his hands?

President Obama better be careful..he's gonna get burned

They got a bonus, my mom lost 1/2 of her pension today

Democrats screw IT workers

Didn't the Wall St geniuses ever notice that at least a 3rd of the Dow

Apparently Geitner and Daschle don't "have people"

"" all atwitter that Obama & his white horse are signalling THE END TIMES!!!!1

24 Hours To Die ............. (Cool parable)

Did you feel it? We stimulated the economy yesterday..

Is it time to amend the Constitution to restrict the power of pardon?

My co-worker's issue with Best Buy's Geek Squad

Troops In Iraq Allowed Two Beers For Super Bowl

Walmart's latest scam

Elizabeth Cheney, Bush Legal Counsel

The Chamber of Commerce and "Bill the Union Boss"

So . . . what has to happen first?

This is a "must listen" Democracy Now with guest William Greider

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF!! & Happy Birthday spiderpig!!

Canada's Stonehenge

Now peanuts ( not just peanut paste) being recalled.

Now peanuts ( not just peanut paste) being recalled.

I don't know about Tom Daschle.. Why Obama wants him..but "Common Dreams" website give some "stuff"

Goddamn it

I'll just go ahead and say it- Daschle should withdraw his name

People: Smithsonian requests Aretha's hat

Enough of that there Catholic bashing - here's proof that we get the credit

Isn't this an odd place we find ourselves in? Shit hitting the fan, our president in charge,

If the government had given the money to the people--would we even need to worry about funding

What people are missing in the Octuplet story....

"Just say NO " to police searches

Alright DUers, I need some advice.

Outplacement ideas for ex-Gov. Pay-Rod?

Octuplets Mom Worked in a Fertility Clinic

World Unions getting ready to revolt against Corporations

Steep Slide in Economy as Unsold Goods Pile Up (Q1 GDP decine "will probably exceed" 5%)

"You have to admire the French."

Octuplets Mom has been in hospital for 7 weeks...

So long DU

Some legislators say the old Palin is gone

Stream Obama, Amy Sedaris and John Updike at BookExpo America 2006:

$400,000.00 MY ASS. Fire the

In Senate trial, Coleman turns to Bush v. Gore

LOL. Begala says the real leader of the repuke party is a corpulant drug addict

As we contemplate the definition of rich, I just heard this morning on KNX 1070 news radio out

I was thinking about that lady that just had a litter of kids.

She Wants to Breastfeed Them All - now I know she's crazy (Octuplets)

The real Super Heros.. Gov Intelligence Whistle-blowers like Ray McGovern, Coleen Rowley, &other

A funeral for the Catholic church

Is it true that the grass grows again after rain?

Can Hugo Chavez Steal His Way To Safety?

What Do You Consider "Wealthy" to the point that they ought to be

Jonathan Alter: Change McCaskill's bill to include Clawback provision

General Motors to Invest $1 Billion in Brazil Operations

Just talked to my letter carrier- she is PRAYING they cut back to 5 days

Pope Promotes Conservative Austrian Cleric (He Applauded Death/Destruction Of Katrina)

Remember he CNN anchor who dated LimpBalls? What was her name?

US-funded program to arm Afghan groups begins

FDA To Ban Painkiller Linked To Suicides - Darvocet

Do you have a Facebook page?

Whats with the "This is the DU member formerly known as..."

QUICK ! D.U. this Fox poll on Obama

Tobacco's Great Escape

Any guesses on how much the birth of the octuplets and their care

Grandma: Octuplets mom obsessed with having kids

I say “Tax the Crap out of the Wealthy Elite”

Bill Moyers: What is up with Obama continuing drone bombing in Pakistan?

Boy Scouts logged, sold thousands of acres of prime lands

How would you describe ...

Ethics and Health Care

Bill Clinton flies from Davos to take sides in the Florida senate seat primary race.

Issue with TurboTax

Prosecuting Bush administration not politics, but matter of national security

Don't know what to make of this wage theft.

Hawaii may ban slim cigarettes

humanity must outlaw the RIGHTWING!

I just got called for Jury Duty, HELP!.......

Screw Super-Bowl Sunday

Regulating Fertility Treatments

Not all rich people suck.

$75,000 to push fucking paper? I am a PROFESSIONAL making $15 per hour

The Village Voice: What Cooked the World's Economy?

PETA goes after Eliza Dushku for professing enjoyment in hunting

Think Progress Reports 400 richest Americans’ incomes doubled under Bush.»

Okay, i did it... I listened to NPR

Bush Bronze Monument Replica Now Available! ; )

Anti-octuplets equals anti-choice and anti-woman in my book.

Dems: House GOP’s Stimulus Plan Would Actually Raise Taxes For Many Americans

Obama Administration Had No Impact At World Economic Summit

Outrage Inflation

Why do some in the middle class feel the poor are out to get them?

Teacher in small-town Texas getting railroaded out of a job (based on political views?)

On Regulating Infertility Treatments: BITE ME

Would You Boycott Rush Limbaugh's Sponsors?

What You Drive Defines Your Driving Style (Sometimes To the Detriment of Others)

Pat Tillman’s Super Bowl

Rush Limbaugh...5 homes in Palm Beach, 6 cars about half a million each.

Rush Limbaugh...5 homes in Palm Beach, 6 cars about half a million each.

Smokers In California City Face $100 Fine For Smoking In Apartment, Condo

No pardons? Bush gave Miers and Rove absolute and irrevocable immunity from prosecution

Arrested Development movie is a go!

How it's made-BACON (5:00)

What it was...was football (5:41) Andy Griffith

Michael Steele is now RNC chairman and I am not happy.

What should I do with the evening? The man and the kid have a dance to go to.

Okay, okay, I am Michael Steele's sock puppet.

Whole Foods' Vegan General Tso's Chicken...

Dexter Rules

FUCK. I need to buy health insurance somehow.

I haven't been in the States for a while now, so my question might seem silly to some...

So apparently Homer Simpson is fat now!

Based on the trajectory, my cat is clearly standing on tile while vomiting on the carpet.

If you have four threads locked in GDP within minutes

How the hell does a father not know when his kid's birthday is?

Where's kentauros? The rec fairy is back!

In Honor of Gene Hackman's Bday today, what's your favorite Hackman movie?

Tom Petty explains why albums should be $8.98

Does your cat do this?

Canadians have soul? Who knew??

Just when you thought it was safe... it's the RETURN of "Don't Tutch the But" !

That about power rings true

Sometimes I just don't get DU

Howard Stern 1984

is wikipedia down for anyone else?

Hey everybody...I visited my Mom today

To those of you who consider the harp a symbol of Ireland,


My stomach is growling and my cat is confused.

My cat is talented, and I'm sick of it!!

Sign up here for The Lounge's nightly mumbly peg tournament. Starts 10 PM EST

who is this DUer?

Should I buy these shoes? (pic)

I am living vicariously through LaraMN tonight!

I hate it when Mr. Writer attacks me with his investigator.

OMW.... that hurt!

Do you recognize this short melody? Need help, less than 30 seconds of your time...

Why the hell am I watching CNN?

Just watched The Darjeeling Limited

Oh god,.. I'm touching my glabella.. are you? please tell

Occasional DUer Max Keiser now has a show on BBC, "The Oracle"

Kim Kardashian: Jessica Simpson 'Looks Hot!'

Friday night flamewar

Christian Domestic Discipline

Oh, that face!

May I please have a hug.

IM PUI....ask me anything...

Who do you want to win on Sunday?

Who wants to phone _____?

Do you like Mario games and Mario as a character?

Just how many police shows are there on tv, both network and cable.

Damn, lost another one.

Advertising during cell phone conversations.

Who do you want to win on Sunday?

Has anybody been able to log into DU from a BlackBerry?

Don't laugh, this is one serious cat!


You know what this place needs?

Yes I do!


Do you feel the need to tell why you edited your post?

OK. Just checking in on those who have a buzz going now!

bloop bloop ~

some other time?

So, um, like, what *did* ever happen to Baby Jane?

Children of Men typically gets rated four out of four stars. Why?

possibly ~

Index Finger -- you decide!

No Doubt - Just A Girl

Whose Superbowl thread is more official?

Going to bed, Gun'Nite!

Check in here if you have already started your superbowl festivities

Anybody got a good toothache remedy?

Post your iTunes Genius music....... here is mine tonight.

HELP! Anbody bookmark the thread with Michelle's Vogue shoot blue evening gown?

Can you read this? Only 55% of people can:

".. we can try to understand, the New York Times effect on man..." -Staying Alive (3:51)

The Way of St James - Pilgrim's Route to the Holy Land

I want to start a thread that features a day long earworm

Can I rant about Hell's Kitchen for a moment?

My buddy and I just made a song about my Jethro Bodine falls in love with Sistah Soldiah reality

Speak the truth and speak 'ever, cost it what it will

LOL 'Phants.

Blow Hole!! Cum on'ya pervs ya'know ya'wanna'it!!

What was the drunkest you have ever gotten?



GOP : this is what you get for following Bush

Oops! double post n/t

Some background motivation

Joe Torre on Larry King: 'A-Rod LIKED Being Called Douche-Rod'

Hold it right there, Pal!

Yesterday my firm held a goodbye reception for the new U.S. A.G.

My dog is far more protective than I realized

google searches - every response returning "This site may harm

I do believe that this is the funniest/best Star Wars fan film ever.

Oh! I'm were saying?

Who's gonna hold the goose for that?

Great moments in the human experience-John Squibb wins Wing Bowl 17 downing 203 wings

Good morning DU!

Is anyone else hanging out nekkid?

40 Years ago, today - An impromptu concert on a Rooftop

&%^%**@!Tommy_Carcetti's illegal, counterfeit knock-off Soper Bole thread ^$%$@#@

Thanks to whoever for the the star!

"On a morning from a Bogart movie...." --Year of the cat (6:22)

some very strange toilets

Anyone know where you can buy this t-shirt?

This site may harm your computer. HELP!!!

Happy Retro- (active) Holidays!

Stephanie over in GD has nailed down the reason why they hacked the Google:

Pittsburgh and Arizona - what foods are associated with these two locales?

If the Cardinals win, it'll be a sure sign of a coming Apocalypse

Gaslight Anthem KILLED on Letterman tonight.

My fantasy is to live in Europe.

Ugh...I have a serious case of Saturday morning ennui.

kitten picture of the day for saturday january 31

"The Office" one hour episode AFTER the Super Bowl

Australian Open Final *SPOILER*

Attn: Letterman's on; Bill Hicks footage soon

Attn: Letterman's on; Bill Hicks footage soon

Occulus Repairo didn't work

LazyTown - Cooking by the Book!

Bush Era Reality Shows - Who else hates them?

Cop reaches into foamy sewage tank to rescue dog

What is it about John Malkovich that bothers you?

Tower Defense Flash Game.

You will need eyebleach

Now, THAT was lazy

Someone that runs the Peeps© website has a funny sense of humor.

Great Song!

Is it bad luck to see a podiatrist on Ground Hog Day?

IF Philboy sees his shadow, do we have 6 more weeks of winter?

I think the Sci-Fi channel is going through the D&D monster manual

The rogue unofficial Super Bowl thread- that was never authorized

Bruuuuuuuuuuce! We loved YOU...Now you are SELLING US OUT WITH THIS POS!

Any Other Lapsed Football Fans Who Would Just as Soon Watch HGTV Sunday Night?

You never know how what you say is going to affect someone

I accidentally the whole internet

Foodies: $25 coupons $3 each


iPod help...

Great Moments in Moderating History: Puglover

I have a craving for fried mushrooms!

Does Juno take place after Jason Bateman and Jennifer Warner got married in 'The Kingdom?'


Taxes are done and e-filed.

I tried to make homemade French toast.

OMZ!1 I am now dialup-FREE and able to see YouTube & such!1

Joseph Rakes vs. Ted Landsmark (4/5/76), City Hall Plaza, Boston, Ma.

Hey LaraMN - How you feeling today?

Stop having a boring tuna.

I am disgusted! I just got this e-mail from some asshole.

Now THIS is a cool looking cat.

New Mexico's medical cannabis regulations: Just one more bureaucratic dime-bag

Every now and then the crappy mainstream Canadian music industry puts out

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Sat 1/31/2009)


nucking futs!!! thats what these guys are.

Speaking of names from the past... what ever happened to Floogeldy?

Someone told me they get Corner Gas in teh US now.... anyone watch it?

I just saw the sham-wow commercial..

Blowfish testicles send 7 to hospital with poisoning

U.S. Economy to recover entirely based upon sales of Snuggies, Shamwows.

Wanna TIVO Bruuuce- any estimates on when halftime will be?

Lol! Banned Durex commercial

Volcano or C.H.U.D.s ?

Who woulda thought they'd live to see Ed Asner play a pope?

Computer time .. 3:14 here

Doo doo doo doo de do do do da doo ron ron doobie doobie doo

Rush sings "I'm a Nazi"

KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon today!

Logo design Failure

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 1/31/09

Ward, I think you were a little hard on the Beaver....

I get to meet the Geico Caveman today. Ask me anything!

Attn Haole Girl: I've received the lighted collar for the pooch.

Electrical question.

I just bought insanely high heels to go out drinking in...

I am loving Netflix!

what is it about James Woods that bothers you?

Name a Food You Hated as a Kid and Now Love

Post here if you aren't watching that professional sporting event that everybody else is watching.

Those "Fat Stomach Ads" are really gross and everywhere. Who is paying for them?

touch the butt resurrected

Need ideas - Superbowl Party for 50. What do I serve besides alcohol?

When they had the headline about the octuplet mom having "six more kids" was I the only one

Favorite Random Thing

Hilarious short video from ICanHasCheezburger.

So apparently Jessica Simpson is fat now!

Foods that you loved as a kid that you hate now

I'll provide the answers, you just have to ask the right questions

My five year old just shouted something in his sleep.

Unconditional love


Flvegan, you are very much appreciated

Someone gave me a Donor star

What's so bad about Einstein Bagels?

What's your favorite low-budget sci-fi movie?

Are you ready for Valentine's day?

Which are you looking forward to most during the coming week?

I hate cancer

First the mice started pooping in the pots and pans cupboard, then the dishes one, then

One day left, please talk me out of changing my name

Read this thread if you've ever made fun of me

DU is a dead zone on Saturday afternoons.

Does the song Shotgun tell some kind of story?

Check in! Post your new and old name here so we can fucking find you again!

Compose a Haiku based on this:

Travelling, swallowing Dramamine...

RIP "Don't Tutch the But"

What did you have for dinner? Or what will you have?

I think I'm a nihilist.

Haiku me!

Any music technicians out there?

I just wrote behind my father's back to his nurse about his pain control issues.

Hotel California

So, who wants to Kill Gaeta? (possible BSG spoilers)

It is dumbo baby!!

Does it hurt your feelings when you make something for somebody....

Deleted dupe. n/t

So, how long before the GOP "Wattsis" Steele?

"Republicans don't judge people by the color of their skin." GOP hack on Hardball.

Stabilizing the housing market (via government intervention)

(DU link inside) Show your love for Marcy Kaptur ...

David Cutler To Serve Obama In D.C. (Harvard Econ, Healthcare)

Who the hell is doing the vetting for the Obama Admin and why are they doing such a horrible job.

I thought it was a spoof,

Microbrews, anybody like em?

That bailout money is OURS. If it goes to the banks, then

OK- here is the tax scandal waiting to pop up that Woodward referred to - Daschle

Since Steele is the new RNC head, you might as well familiarize yourself with the Oreo tossing myth

In response to Rove being subpoenaed, Bush team stalling for time

wow, some wierd shit going on in DailyKos' electoral map

Can someone help me with an Obama quote? PLEASE?

Typical McCain, flip flops on Rush "Phony Soldiers" Limbaugh

Republicans and their Gimmicks! They can only Steal, baby, Steele!

Please DU this Tom Price poll!

Did anyone see that stammering Heritage Foundation guy just now on Hardball?

Mittens pathetic attempt to be relevant. Attacks Obama on Abortion and Gitmo

The TROLLS come out at night

Are those Barack Obama's hands on cardboard cutout?

Obama promises lower mortgage costs, new loans

The Field: Hoping Against Hope? A Response to Limbaugh & Teachout

What's your favorite sci-fi movie?

McCaskill Pushes for Salary Cap for Bailout Recipients

Middle Class Task Force: Joe Biden's New Website

When will Obama be getting their dog?

Fidel Castro Tells Obama To Give Back Guantanamo

It looks like President Obama is still playing the bipartisan game link to weekly address:

The mood on CNN right now is Daschle will survive

Michael Steele Elected RNC Chairman; First African-American in Job

I'm going to do something stupid. Give the GOP the benefit of the doubt on Michael Steele

Obama "hit the ground running" in Kentucky cleanup

Iran says Obama's offer to talk shows US failure

The Turks are freaking out because Obama appointed Samantha Power to be senior Director

Iran says Obama's offer to talk shows US failure

Bill Moyers: What is up with Obama continuing drone bombing in Pakistan?

Colbert had a good point a few nights ago.

GOP governors press Congress to pass stimulus bill (including Palin)

Daily disappearance of 20,000 jobs; on the verge of collapse? People think Obama can fix it.

Over 2 million Green Collar Jobs in Two years

Obama Considers GOP's Gregg to Head Commerce (filibuster-proof Democratic majority)

Sandwich building / stacking order. (Hey, this is important!)

400 richest Americans’ incomes doubled under Bush.

President Unveils ‘Create-Your-Own’ Tax Cut Plan

Obama has done a fine job on almost everything.

Shameful (The White House Blog)

Should the Obama's name one of their dogs, "Rush"? :P

When will Obama Realize the Republicans don't WANT to Work with Him?

So now that Daschle may be out

Daschle will be confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services, despite the tax hiccup

"Uppity" is back... in a different package

Michael Steele "Bipartisanship is overrated"

Obama to Labor--“Welcome back to the White House.”

Who is this tangle-eyed idiot on Hardball?

I agree.

Racial shit

Joel Tyner for NYSCD20 - anything less would be uncivilized

I have no problem with Steele being selected as chair, even if it's in response to Obama's election

Michelle Bernard; FU TOO!

I love the fact McCaskill called the Wall Street Execs "Idiots"

So what's the story with Sanjay Gupta?

Phil Donahue. Dan Rather, Young Turks, Ed Schultz or Thom Hartmann to MSNBC?

He’s not a pomp and circumstance kind of guy

Couuld Warren Rudman be a placeholder for Gregg's seat?

President Obama, please don't appoint Judd Gregg as commerce sec. It is not worth the trade off!

Who Wants A "Dubya Shoe Toss" Animated Smiley? (Updated)

Palin wants stimulus from Obama's package

I have a few words for Congressional Republicans...

Obama Administration Calls for War Crimes Investigation in Gaza War

Reports: Ex-Sen. Daschle failed to pay taxes (updated)

Abramoff-related case "director in the Senate..."Staffer F," tried to help insert spending"

Obama realizes that the Republicans will not work with him. He has always known they wouldnt.

Quite astounding: Rush Limbaugh is now head of the GOP. Not Steele, McConnell or Boehner.

Obama-backed Sheila Bair shakes up Washington, Wall Street

I toured the Gettysburg Battlefield today with my unit and

This is the sleazy person Michael Steele

I have electricity for the first time since Tuesday! (Ice storm photos from Arkansas)

Is there a picture of Jimmy Carter giving this hand signal?

Any Dazed and Confused fans out there?

Sticking It to Rahm (Pub: Rahm hates us and lets us know it, and we hate him back")

NY Times: Obama Set to Pick Sen. Gregg for Commerce Secretary

What favorite Taliban policy do you agree with most?


Post a song that makes you happy.

Limbaugh is losing his cool.

'Slow-Motion Comedy Show': Days 4 & 5 of the Coleman/Franken U.S. Senate Election Contest in MN

Suburban Federal bank closed by federal regulators

Inside Alaska's Explosive Redoubt Volcano

Appeal Set for Convicted Lawyer Minor

Sri Lanka rules out cease-fire with rebels

Ex-soldier says children fought in Congo militia (Lubanga ICC trial)

Nova Scotian woman admits she strangled daughter to keep boyfriend

Tour bus crashes in Ariz., killing 5, injuring 15

Peru navy officer gets 20 years for burning death (political murder of 17 yr. old boy)

Brazilian helicopters head for Colombia for FARC hostage release

Senate trial focuses on absentee processing (Franken-Coleman recount)

Worst January ever for Dow, S&P 500

15 Lawmakers to Join Obama to Watch Super Bowl

Iran watching US policies in Afghanistan: foreign minister

Police Order Statue Dedicated to Bush Shoe-Thrower Removed

GOP governors press Congress to pass stimulus bill

Obama Pledges Mortgage Help With New Financial Plan.

Voting under way in Iraq amid tight security

Suits Saying Pfizer Experimented on Nigerian Children Are Revived

Alaska lawmakers question Sarah Palin's focus

Hamas must be brought into peace process, says Tony Blair

State House is in chaos as Sansom steps aside

Super Bowl ads reflect tough times in US

Davos: Gore calls Obama "greenest person in the room," urges fast climate pact despite crisis

General Motors to Invest $1 Billion in Brazil Operations

Muntazer al-Zaidi votes in prison (Iraqi journalist with shoe pitching talent)

US Mideast envoy Mitchell postpones visit to Turkey

Springsteen calls Wal-Mart deal a mistake

Amputee is last witness against Charles Taylor

Grim growth data an economic 'disaster': Obama

GOP governors press Congress to pass stimulus bill

BREAKING NEWS: Iceland to Become EU Member by 2011?

Daschle Pays $100k in Back Taxes Over Car Travel

Toy makers get extra year to comply with lead test

Davos: Gore calls Obama "greenest person in the room," urges fast climate pact despite crisis

Protesters rally against World Economic Forum

Pope Promotes Conservative Cleric (Austrian Who Applauded Destruction From Katrina)

Obama unlikely to toughen Wall St. pay rules: report

We are on the brink of war with the South, says North Korea

Obama's Half-Brother Arrested on Charge of Marijuana Possession

At Davos, fear of retrenchment from free trade

Obama Considers GOP's Gregg to Head Commerce

Mullen Says Close to 30,000 New Soldiers Likely for Afghanistan

Mormon church reports spending $180,000 on Proposition 8

In Senate trial, Coleman turns to Bush v. Gore

India to be spared of Boeing job cuts

Governments across Europe tremble as angry people take to the streets

Catholic U.S. Lawmakers Call for Direct Repudiation

Supreme Court Steps Closer to Repeal of Evidence Ruling (may encourage "unlawful police conduct")

Obama facing dilemma over protectionism in bill

Lithium deposits could power long-exploited Bolivia's future

No end to Kentucky power outage in sight, governor says

BART Shooting Cop Defense Claims He Meant To Use Taser

Venezuela synagogue vandalized

Hamas delivers cash relief to Gaza victims - 30 January 09

Sigur Ros - Viorar Vel Til Loftarasa - English subtitles

U2 - Bloody Sunday

The Oracle with Max Keiser - pt 1 - January 30, 2009

pt. 2 bbc world news, the oracle with max keiser

Associated Press: Blackwater's Iraq Deal Not to Be Renewed

Chennai protests killing of Tamils in SL

Little Boxes

Thousands Form Human Chain To Protest Sri Lankan Violence

Protests in Mexico City

Flash mob protests Latvian Radio financing

01-29-09 - Antananarivo a ghost town after protests

NAU budget cut protest

Workers protest across UK

protest1 in Seoul korea Jan31 2009

Santa Cruz Street Protest

TYT: The first female U.S. President?

Add your Voice: Internet for Everyone in 2009

Davos Annual Meeting 2009 - "The New US Agenda" with Valerie Jarrett


Listening Post - Manipulating the media - 30 Jan 09

The Century of Self: Engineering of Consent part 5

Davos Annual Meeting 2009 - "Rising to the Challenge of Copenhagen" with Al Gore

Ring of Fire's Buried Stories Jan. 31st Pt. 3

Archie Bunker on Gun Control

Davos Bankers `Too Busy' to Say Sorry for Role in Crisis

President Obama Weekly Address Jan31 2009

The Power of a Dream Changes Lives!

Ring of Fire's Buried Stories Jan. 31st Pt. 2

Archie Bunker on Democrats

Inside USA - Privatized Cities

Ring of Fire's Buried Stories Jan. 31st Pt. 1

'I Love you, Rachel Maddow'

TYT: Find Out How Much Wall Street Ripped You Off (W/ Wes Clark Jr)

Rachel Maddow: Bush issued 'pre-emptive immunity'. w/ Michael Isakoff

Produce the Note!

Dem ad uses Limbaugh against GOP

Sen McCaskill: "Bunch Of Idiots Up On Wall Street that are kicking Sand In The Faces Of Americans!"

Springteen on Walmart exclusive: "MISTAKE......"

Former Gitmo Prosecutor Quits in Disgust

Labor Calls out the media on Free Choice Act

US set for ‘big bang’ financial clean-up (FT)

Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

Union boss warns pols to keep promises

Closing Guantanamo puts pressure on leaders who back cruelty

Michael Steele is to Barack Obama as Sarah Palin is to Hillary Clinton

Health problems at the Big Three

Eugene Robinson: The GOP’s Soundproof Room

Criminal review of scandal-ridden agency an easy call for Salazar (Rocky Mtn News)

A legacy of torture (Maher Arar / Windsor Star)

Bailout Oversight Still Lacking, GAO Finds (WaPo)

Biden to Lead Task Force on Issues of the Middle Class

Why Are We Getting All NIMBY on Gitmo? (The Nation)

Davos discussion - Is Emissions Trading the Carbon Solution?

Friday Talking Points (63) -- Populist Rage?

Wall St., Having Already Spent Bonuses/TARP Funds, to Repay U.S. in Drugs and Hookers

Military 2.0: Should You Fear the Killer Robots?

60 Minutes: Is Peace Out of Reach?

Monsanto's Seed Police Keep Harassing US Farmers

AlterNet: The Soul-Crushing Malaise of the 1950s Killed the American Dream

Supreme Court Steps Closer to Repeal of Evidence Ruling (WaPo)

Why Contraception Saves Money and Prevents Abortion

by JIM WEBB Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Global Bankruptcy as World Leaders Succumb to Monetary Dementia

Michael Steele Assures His Base: 'I'm Hack Enough'

"Depression Economics," Recovery and Socialist Transition

How Far Will Housing Prices Fall In 2009?

It’s Not the Bonus Money. It’s the Principle.

World Social Forum message to Davos: We told you so

Why The Bank Bailouts Are Doomed

Naomi Klein discusses the "Shock Doctrine" with Keith Olbermann

Tough times ahead as US moves towards protectionism

Holbrooke: Insensitive Choice for a Sensitive Region

‘Treasure of Louisville’ killed on U.S. 287 - A beautiful soul being honored.

Very Smart Person to Make Very Dumb Mistake?

Serious Social Instability Has Arisen from the Greed Induced Economic Crises

The man in the ice: His name is Johnnie Redding.

The Corporation (trailer and movie)

Weekend Economists' Groundhog Day Weekend Jan. 30-Feb1, 2009

Arab, Kurd rift evident as election day nears

Iraqis say three Sunni candidates killed on eve of voting

Army orders ‘stand-down’ in wake of suicide spike

Biden to lead U.S. delegation at Munich

Report looks at what could happen if North Korea falls

Seoul regrets Pyongyang decision to nullify accords

Ugbogu testifies about ‘overpowering voices’

Military women hold symposium for support

USS Harpers Ferry sailor sentenced to 18 months

Airman arrested on weapons charge

MIA Marine's Name Used in Email Scam

Military Doctors Embrace Acupuncture

Guard Gets New Firefighting Wings

(Military Times) Op-Ed: Iraq Vet Unveils Roadmap for Congress

Airman Found Guilty of Indecent Act

Blue Dog Destruction Request

The War on Sense

Help Wanted for Green Jobs

Duke may drop rooftop solar plan

Sun power adds twist to review of CMP plan (Maine)

80% of Amazon Deforestation Stems from Cattle Ranching

Australian Heat Wave Claims Lives Amid Bushfires, Blackouts

Graph of the Day: Rapid melting of North American glaciers, 1984-2006

Scientists Rank Global Cooling Hacks

Air Pollution Now Melting Snowpack Quicker, Study Shows

Solar-coal hybrid power plants

Low–cost LEDs May Slash Household Electric Bills Within Five Years






Time for change

Does This Seem Familiar?

Blogosphere echoes CIW demand for action on slavery!

Labor's Day At The White House

UFCW statement on middle class economic growth

Boeing Busts the Union

Has union organizing turned the corner toward real growth?

Health problems at the Big Three

Biden and Obama welcome organized labor back into the White House

Ron Carey Memorial Meeting February 28, Flushing, New York

BCTGM-Alliance for Retired Americans: Friday Alert, 1/30/09

dcsmart to dcsmart: stop posting all this stuff don't you have anything better to do...

Today in labor history Jan 31 Ida M. Fuller is the first retiree to receive a Social Security check

Los Angeles public school teachers protest budget cuts and layoffs

Just another day at the protest (or is that office)

NFL pleads poverty as union fight looms

6 banks failed in January, compared to 25 for all of 2008

Four Bad Bears: January Update (2 of the worst bear markets have occurred in the last 9 years)

Stimulus Funds Offshore Outsourcing! US Tech Workers/Companies Denied!

Did anyone catch this quote from William Grieder on Dem Now?

Exactly what happens when banks get Nationalized?

How did Clinton pass the 1993 Budget act 51/50?

AAA in danger as Ireland tops the high risk league

General Motors to Invest $1 Billion in Brazil Operations -- Money to Come from U.S. Rescue Program

January Economic Summary in Graphs ... from new home sales, mall vacancy, unemployment, port traffic

Is real estate a good investment right now? I have a chance to buy the house next door

Protesters rally against Kremlin's economic policy

Wall Street Bailout Exceeds Cost of All US Wars Combined

Uribe’s third consecutive mandate lacks political support

Peru navy officer gets 20 years for burning death

The New Venezuela of President Hugo Chávez: Ten Years of Bolivarian Revolution

Brazilian helicopters head for Colombia for FARC hostage release

Venezuela Restarts Talks With a Foreign Oil Firm

Lithium deposits could power long-exploited Bolivia's future

Lawyers for CUBAN FIVE file petition to US Supreme Court

CUBA: Top-ranking devoloping country regarding protection of children's rights

Congressl Hearing - Subc. Western Hemisphere: US Policy Toward Latin America in 2009, 2/4/09

I made a new smiley... he he he he he Ooh! Make That 2

Prayers for Bobby now available on iTunes

Hate crimes bill introduced in Ga. House

Gay rights activist urges younger generation to continue Harvey Milk's fight for equality

The Mormon church found to have spent almost $200,000 on Prop 8, but didn't report it

Local theater FINALLY screening "Milk"....... Yay!!!

New Smiley! Animated Dubya Shoe Toss


For those who have read Carter's new book "We can have peace in the holy land"

France says Israel blocks water equipment for Gaza

Has Israel Jumped The Shark?

Report: Turkish PM Erdogan says 'Palestine today is an open-air prison'

Hamas is a Mideast reality

Hawk Netanyahu echoes Israelis' discontent over Gaza offensive

Using the Holocaust to Attack the Jews

Groups review Gaza conflict for war crimes (Globe and Mail)

Netanyahu retains lead ahead of Israel election: poll

Egypt installing cameras, sensors at Gaza border

Israeli CP Launches Election Campaign Against Extremism

Sourani: 86 Israeli war criminals are now wanted by international courts

Black flag (Uri Avnery)

How it's made-FOOTBALL HELMET (4:42)

Do you like the new "Heavily Moderated" sports forum here at DU?

Total dominance in men's vs women's tennis.

SEC finally has a team in the top 25! UK is #24. Where's everyone else?

From Humble Worker to Hamas Leader

Road To The Derby

Do you believe/care that Romo cheated on Jessica?

Does anyone here watch the March Madness?

Report: Jason Giambi to testify against Bonds

Hopefully we've eliminated the weak from the sports forum.

UK soccer fans (owns 75% of team) sign player

Should Super Bowls be played in the elements?

Bravo Serena WIlliams

Israeli Peace Offer Would Maintain 230,000 West Bank Settlers

Turn it off!: The 50 worst announcers in sports today

The one-state illusion

Baseball will be dead to me, if they let Bonds, McGuire, and any of the other roid

Palestinians in Gaza launch Grad rocket into Ashkelon

Health problems at the Big Three

Multiple sclerosis reversed with stem cell therapy

No Charges to Be Filed Against Colorado Man Who Shot Intruder

Juliette man defends home from invasion

Two news videos about increased gun sales, one shows media bias and one doesn't.

anyone have any suggestions

Spain won't annul judge's decision


Which lens is best; a Tamron 18-275 or a Tamron 28-300 for image clarity?

Saturday walk in Asheville, looking for a little RED

Landscape photography inside a fish tank.

Black ice

Oops! Dupe post.

Water crystal replication study all have to hear this!!!

This is not like me. I'm scared. Dream.

A really excellent Esoteric movie worth seeing "Youth Without Youth"

Canada's in GD.

The sacred role of Western civilization in global oneness (youtube, Peter Kingsley)

Weekly Healing Project #19 | Feb 1 - 7 | Finding Your Soul Group & Others On Your Wavelength

Rick DiClemente's February Starself Astrology Newsletter

Gabrielle Giffords, wife to astronaut, to lead House space panel

Redoubt Volcano activity page

New Jungles Prompt a Debate on Rain Forests

Has anyone else seen this

Here's a freebie for a whole lot of the folks out there;

The Sacred Role of Western Civilization in Global Oneness (youtube, Peter Kingsley)

Cooks Illustrated Video: Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

I'm experimenting with Brioche this weekend

Bread Porn

If you could choose only one, which would it be?

Velveeta or Cheeze Whiz?Hmmmm ...... We chose the Velveeta .......

I'm going to kill that frickin' dog of mine.

Progressive Faith Groups Now Trying to Shift Debate

Be vocal, vigilant

The First Ever! **DU GLBTQ Emoticon Performance!!**

Hey Texans! Come take Mac Thornberry's poll!

For Molly Ivins (August 30, 1944 – January 31, 2007)

Budget fails to quell criticisms of Prime Minister, poll suggests

Day to raise trade concerns with U.S. at forum

Nova Scotian woman admits she strangled daughter to keep boyfriend

How large may our DU avatar files be?

Unknown System Tray Icon

FUCKIT!!!!! You're goiing to get Flash on your site!!!!!

Time breakdown of Modern Website design (for grins)

"This site may harm your computer" on search Goggle results

John Kerry rooting for the Steelers!

Is this the week that Labour lost the next election?

Governments across Europe tremble as angry people take to the streets

Independent school call for poor

Grandad in fury as gays adopt kids

And this makes more sense than putting the money into State Schools?