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Archives: February 3, 2009

Militants in Pakistan sever Afghan supply link

Do you oppose hunting for...(choices)

How big a deal do you think the whole 'didn't pay taxes' thing is?

Just ew....(caption please)

Doggone cool story

I wish there could be a private DU forum for us to post

I took vacation time to watch the election

U.S. Property Owners Lost $3.3 Trillion in Home Value Last Year

Shoe thing catches on, in lieu of pie, protester throws shoe at China Premier Jiabao

Counting The Layoffs

Who's afraid of the Freemasons?

The World According to Americans

Thom Hartmann: Leaving Air America?

If you oppose hunting, about your food...

The GOP and Steele (a picture is worth a 1000 words)

The family that stabs together, stays together. In jail.

All pugs know are tax cuts tax cuts and more tax cuts. They have worked so well haven't they?

Um.. That's not Rodney Stanger.. (news blooper)

Good Morning

California Crisis Deepens - Are Other States To Follow?

ah ha ha ha ha the groundhog bit Mayor Bloomberg.

The nice thing about the GOP's stimulus "alternative"

Sri Lanka Hospital Shelled For Fourth Time

My new Tax MO

Chelsea Clinton

So now that people have no jobs, McConnell wants to "fix the housing industry."

A new record! In the time it took the TV to come on and for me to get remote to change channel

So I'm in The Hague...

What was that? CNN... "You don't want him as your enemy."

U.S. Property Owners Lost $3.3 Trillion in Home Value Last Year

A song for today.

STOP watching Morning "DEAD INTERN" Joe it causes wingnut-batshyt-itis

Donald Rumsfeld Tries to Ride the Bus

WashTech wants your outsourcing stories

Toothy raccoon bit off manhood..(more like startled/pissed off raccoon)

Dateline: Stockton...Senior Citizens Arrested For Costco Robbery

FTC Sues in 'Pay-for-Delay' Pact (these people are scum)

How bad does the economy have to get before they start withholding social security payments?

How bad does the economy have to get before they start withholding social security payments?

If it were November this would be a pretty snow shower.

Bystander killed by police in Southern California

Ethiopia’s Meles Warns Crisis May Cause Half of the African States to Fail

I know what Joe Scar was doing for a week...

Women's Rights: A Study in Contrast

Barack Hussein Obama

First-time skydiver deals with instructor's death, lands safely

Thought for the day...Globalization is teeeriffic

Joe the Plumber advises GOP-ers

Joe the Plumber advises GOP-ers

Free Breakfast! Today Only - Denny's

hey ron christie, save your outrage for war criminals

An Obama Forum mysteriously languishes unused awaiting the BobbleHeads.

Words I'd like to see here in the US this year....

My parents used to talk about the Great Depression.

Gene Roddenberry, wife to spend eternity in space (ashes going via "memorial spacefilght")

The sky is falling. Ron Christie and Stinky the Clown AGREE on something

Who is this "Bill" a$$hole on the Diane Rehm Show? (I missed his full name.)

Getting back up and finishing strong

Complete this: "I think the most important thing Congress can do in the first 100 days is ..."

Troubled peanut firm's chief also an industry quality adviser (USDA Standards Board)

DASCHLE'S TENTACLES-The ultimate Washington Insider-Owns new Administration?

Insurance companies overcharging Medicare subscribers for prescriptions...

Rachel Maddow on the Martha Stewart show right now!

Chris Matthews interviews Jesus Christ

Obama Bro Cannabis Possession Charges Dropped

The Stimulus Plan Sucks

WOW GM offering all hourly workers buyouts

Daschle brings us .......

Iran Satellite Launch - US Concerned that the same Technology can be used....

Reuters: Ford's U.S. sales plummet 42 percent

Tonight on NOVA: The Spy Factory - How Smart Is the U.S. Intelligence, Anyway? Reviewed by NY Times

Is there a scenario in which I should re-finance the mortgage?

Bullshit Walks: Pajamas Media to put itself out of its bloody misery


Can we end the mess that governor appointments bring us?

When Russia was in Afghanistan they had 150,000 troops and an

A message in song

Obama on a Dress

Obama on a Dress

North Korea May Be Prepping For Missile Test

Daschle Has Received $195,000 for Speeches to Health Care Groups

Now this is kind of funny...Cnn's Sanchez...Limpball a "big boy"...

My Denny's breakfast experience:

The day the music died + 50 years

"Children throwing snowballs in public could be arrested or fined "

Daschel just withdrew! MSNBC n/t

Robin Carnahan is running for Senate in Missouri

I'm a Democrat and I am SURE feelin' underground these days.

OF COURSE the Republic Party want President Obama to FAIL.

Can we start a fundraising effort to .......

Sarah Palin endorses Texas' Perry for re-election

Mother of Octuplets Finds Her Meal Ticket

Daschle withdraws his name from consideration

For the U.S. House IL-5 election I could vote for anyone except for Mike Quigley because... [K&R]

Patrick Moore, story teller

The Real or Onion Quiz

My employer is offering an "early retirement" incentive.

The Vetters

Breaux-Lott Leadership Group. PERFECT. A Dem whore and a Puke whore

Bob Herbert: "Risking the Future"

John McCain sending out emails addressed to Osama Bin Laden

Thom Hartmann's PISSED

Name on Obama appointee or designate with whom you are THRILLED

Official: Acid dumped in Ohio city's water supply

Sheriiff: If what Michael Phelps was smoking pot in my county,

TWO nominee withdrawals in one day

I saw English Beat last night and they ended with a song about Obama!

Logic says that Daschle cannot perform the functions of HHS

Among the dumbest headlines ever..."Ice Storm was first test for Obama's FEMA."

Welfare Queens never honor their commitments.......

Man what was with TDS kissing butt to the Rethug stimulus

What % of middle class income actually goes to healthcare

Letter of Explanation for U.S. Workers Getting Slapped and Screwed

Should EVERYONE be Subject to an Estate Tax, No Matter Their Political Affiliation?

And now ladies and gentlemen... the GOP proudly present: "Joe the Economist"

Nancy Killefer

"rate of defects is highest in coal-producing regions." (birth defects)

Waterboarding doco welcomes Condoleezza Rice back to Stanford

State Pitches Constraints On Utility Execs. Pay

Is anyone listening some of the bozos calling into Tom Hartmann?

The Rude Pundit: They've Lost Their Fucking Minds, Part 3 (David Brooks Editions)

One slight silver lining in the nominations gone south - our deficit

Question for current military members and vets from DU

Millard Fuller is dead at the age of 74. He was the founder of "Habitat for Humanity"

Millard Fuller is dead at the age of 74. He was the founder of "Habitat for Humanity"

Something that would stimulate my personal economy & probably every one else's

Let's Try This Again Without Hedges and Nader

Joe the Plumber advises GOP-ers

And, warming up in the HHS bullpen, we have . . . . . . . .. . . . . .Bill Frist!

Dozens of secret Bush surveillance, executive power memos found

Check out the W caricatures here:

Check out the W caricatures here:

A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles.

Peanut Plant Salmonella Horror: Worker Says Rat Dry-Roasting In Peanut Area

Good work DOJ: Justice Rehires Attorney Fired Amid Gay Rumor

GOP's FAUX-Fiscal Responsibility

Roves last minute pardon!!!

Iran commits international suicide

Bill Scher: Insurance Lobby Loses Lone Argument

cnn poll - fair & balanced?

Have all of the populists been destroyed yet?

The Next Slum

Iran puts a "HOMEMADE" satellite into orbit

Okay, I have to say this: How wonderful is it to call the White House and talk to a REAL PERSON?

Shuster's wife?

Shuster's wife?

A $50 Billion Nuke Power Bomb Is Dropping Toward Obama's Stimulus Package

Pajamas Media-- Can we hope for their collapse? Yes we can!

This Modern World: The incredible shrinking Republican Party!

"Demonstrating what being a Democrat means" in action on DU - we should be proud.

Anyone Watching C Span or C Span 2?

Steve Bell on George Bush

Panic among H-1B visa layoffs

Vancouver Sun: Former Australian PM still backs Bush

Vancouver Sun: Former Australian PM still backs Bush

Yesterday's Democracy Now segment with guest David Cay Johnston

What's it like to volunteer for HRC (Human Rights Campaign) or the Democratic party?

Joe The Plumber Now Advising Republican Party

Robert Reich on Buy American clause

I prefer to look at these recent tax scandals in a different light....

When apple carts lose wheels .......

Per Mitch McConnell's jaw:

In 2010, Rep. Hodes will run for U.S. Senate

Thinking about a quote from Orwell

So Timothy "turbotax' Geitner got approved, but Daschle is forced to withdraw...

Disabuse yourselves of the notion that Dean has any chance at all for the HHS job

Please DU my latest ltte Re:Body Armor recall

Interesting how the Republicans have found religion when it comes to spending....

CNN: House Republicans unveil list of "wasteful" Senate stimulus spending. WTF?

Is Obama turning right - in the direction of the skid

Senate GOP blocks extra $25B in stimulus package

Daschle Is A Big Cry Baby!

Hey--Anybody hear anything about the Daschle nomination today?

Bubye Daschle

Justice at Justice!

Howard Dean involved in tax problem.

What's the Matter with Kansas? new documentary based on the book

Women say S.A. mall cops arrested them for kissing

The repubs destructive hypocrisy

Cheney Dunk Tank Raises $800 Billion For Nation

Sen. Specter believes we shouldn't reexamine past administrations: "This is not Latin America."

MO's dem SOS Robin Carnahan announced she is running for US Senate

Colbert ‘Top Candidate’ for Next Archbishop of New York

Can we justs start treason charges against Richard Shelby?

"The Campaign Manager" TV series

We lost a really good meme this week that we worked on for a long time

Daschle Replacement: Names slogan

Rest in Peace Millard Fuller

TEDTalk Tuesday: Playing the Cape Breton Fiddle

New Afghanistan Report from Joint Chiefs Favors Border Warfare Over Nation-Building

What the heck is it with taxes??

Teacher quits after hitting pizza-grabbing student

All federal legislators and top fed officials should have their taxes audited

Daschle takes himself out of the running for HHS job

Are good government Democrats questioning the stimulus plan?

Which programs on this "stimulus package waste list" do you agree is...indeed...waste?

Admins, Mods, Anybody... is there a way to hide the "formerly" text?

Barbara Boxer fans:

Mikulski (D, Maryland) CSPAN 2--an amendment to give tax rebates for new auto purchases? WTF?

For the teachers out there; just thought this idea was cool

Bush's U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, William Wood, is known in Kabul as "Chemical Bill."

I'm so very sorry that Tom Daschle has given up on being in Obama's cabinet.

Should Citigroup be throwing 400 million dollars at naming rights of stadiums...

Lesbian To Run For Mayor Of Houston

Tom Tancredo and Mike Rosen (a host on KOA radio) lose money invested with Madoff

Connecticut attorney general eyes Lieberman challenge

No matter how "bad" it gets, just remember this

Chris asking Claire about Dean

Du'ers: I've been asked to join a local Lions Club organization.

Can anyone explain the genius of the chess move whereby we have the chance to get a 60th seat ......

"Made in America" in the stimulus bill-two insights

It's really obvious that there's only one remaining candidate for HHS Sec'y who

Brand Logos after the crisis

Has anyone ever met a sitting or former president?

New CNN Online Poll: Dumbest.Poll.Ever.

Denny's slammed by breakfast giveaway - some patrons still in pajamas

Please tell me why Judd Gregg is being appointed? Is he the best qualified?

Judd Gregg, total free trader wingnut, to head Commerce Dept (International Trade Administration).

BREAKING: LAT- SCOCA Sets 3/5 As Date for Prop 8 Arguments

Has anyone else noticed the post-partisan tie color explosion?

Walmart Greeter Attacked By Cop During Receipt Check Suing For $21 Million

I didn't catch it, did the Groundhog see his shadow or not?

Could MSNBC get any more complacent to the puke BS today?

Why is President Obama appointing a Republican?

What's the Ascendancy of Bruce Springsteen Got to Do with the Dominance of Wal-Mart?

I'm feeling so happy right now... calm, relaxed... not a care in the world.

Blue Dog Jim Cooper officially off the deep end

America has never been at war while being led by a President from Wisconsin.

Tell me I'm wrong

Republicans want more spending & want less spending Argh.

At least Daschle didn't bawl like Roger Federer

wall to wall snow here in cincinnati. please send airlfit. lol

So, who's up next for Sec. of HHS?

Breaking; Obama appoints David Duke as WH Ombudsman...

First, Jail All Bush's Lawyers-By Robert Parry

Dick Lugar's plan to raise the gasoline tax

A Man Can Take Us To War and Lie and We Won't Do a Damn Thing About That (CNN)

So the US Attorney for NH will arrest the governor before his morning jog tomorrow?

Tumulty, Swampland: You Know Who'd Be Good For HHS? Mittens!

What do you watch on TV in the AM?

WTF is this bullshit? Buy new LCD HD TV/Widescreen....

Welfare Queens

My New Car Sign............

Please please please tell me which experts on DU to believe!

Please please please tell me which experts on DU to believe!

People who say Daschle was (sob!) the ONLY ONE who could get it done

Dozens of secret Bush surveillance, executive power memos found

Bonnie Newman - REPUBLICAN - named to fill Gregg's seat.

In reality, it's not Democrat vs. Republican. It's the COMMON MAN vs. CORPORATIONS

Prominent conservative anti-immigration "think tanks" linked to white-supremacist organizations

Helping Afghan Women and Girls: by Katrina Vanden Heuvel w/ Kavita Ramdas

Dean Mentions He'd Make A Great Secretary Of Health And Human Services

Michelle: "I'm A Product Of Public Schooling"

Business Lobby Scrambling As Pro-Union Activists Rally Wednesday on Hill

Charlie Crist on Hardball now

Blagojevich is on Letterman tonight

Imagine if some bank CEOs donated their salaries to charities?

It took 2 weeks for President Obama to say "I screwed up" ....

Interesting fact about DU

Facebook to sell members information to marketers

Detroit Free Press: (Wayne County Sheriff) Evans orders a stop to sheriff's sale of homes

I just relistened to the Thom Hartmann inteveriew of Joe the Plumber

anyone got the photo of Daschle standing behind Bush

Elizabeth Edwards' book coming out in May

Dad hospitalized last night. Doesn't want visitors.

A Reminder: We have a Frugal Group here at DU. Come visit!!

Joe the Plumber....he's baaaaaaaack

Supermarkets urged to notify individual customers

IBM Offers To Move Laid Off Workers To India: "The climate is warm, no shortage of exotic food"

Chinese earthquake may have been man-made, say scientists

Don't cry for Daschle (the Nation)

'i screwed up' President Obama to brian williams

why the hell is Craig Crawford on spewing again???

Scene at Denny's- 75 people in line, cops doing crowd control

Chris Matthews is touting Howard Dean for HHS Secretaryon Hardball..

Anyone know how Ted Kennedy is doing these days?

Gonzales lauds 'tremendous job' by his Justice Department (CNN) {LOL}

MySpace: 90,000 sex offenders removed from site

"Dinner with Secretary Clinton: Afghanistan on the menu"

Don't forget to watch The Spy Factory tonight

"George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush United States Courthouse and George Mahon Federal Building."

Two weeks ago today:

World champion skiier thinks cow is great prize in current economy

This is a message to Tom Daschle

Should a Homeowner who suffers foreclosure leave their home?

Murray Waas on Rove: "Obama WH Will NOT Invoke Executive Privilege" For Rove

Murray Waas on Rove: "Obama WH Will NOT Invoke Executive Privilege" For Rove

Tammy Duckworth nominated to #2 at VA. Another appointee I like .......

Is anyone familiar with Alan Watts? --- 60s philosopher

I certainly never demanded bipartisanship

Bernie Sanders will appear on Rachael's show!

How many DUers would be shocked to learn that they hold White Supremacist views?

Welfare Queens Gone Wild: The "Viva Las Vegas" Episode

Richard Engel: "Ordierno has already made his recommendation for troop reductions in Iraq"

If Americans do finally begin to riot ...

Rachel Maddow Puts Daschle Withdrawal In Perspective

I argue that Barack Obama is systematically destroying the Republican party.

Kept artificially alive 17 years, Italian woman sent to clinic to die

Joe Scarborough's "book" coming out this May....

Bush put us in danger and why Gitmo should be closed.

OFA 2.0 conference starting now... anyone else on the call? nt

NY Times: Downturn Forces Transit Cuts Even as Ridership Grows

I am sick and tired of throwing democrats under the bus, RANT

Molly Ivins: "I sometimes wake screaming, "Bipartisanship!" and scare myself. "

Molly Ivins: "I sometimes wake screaming, "Bipartisanship!" and scare myself. "

Prop 8 to be argued March 5 before CA Supreme Court

Party before country?

BERNIE on Rachel now! nt

BERNIE on Rachel now! nt

I think Robert Reich would make a fabulous HHS Secretary

What would make me comfortable with a DLCer or Washington insider in the cabinet:

What would make me comfortable with a DLCer or Washington insider in the cabinet:

Feingold: 'Deal-making' to replace Sen. Gregg 'alarmingly undemocratic'

Appeals court to Prop 8 boycott "victims": Suck it up.

Dozens of secret Bush surveillance, executive power memos found; Could be made public

Why do Dem cabinet nominees have to withdraw for tax problems, but Repub WAR CRIMINALS sailed thru?

WTF? Every time I make an error on my taxes - the IRS sends

Any Neighborhood Team Leaders waiting for the conference call at 9:30pm?

Any Neighborhood Team Leaders waiting for the conference call at 9:30pm?

Larry King needs more attractive octuplet experts

FYI: Tonight on NOVA: The Spy Factory. Bamford on the NSA.

Maddow for President 2024

CNN Poll GOP "waste" in stimulus bill

Am I blind? (rhetorical)

Senator Claire McCaskill wants CEO pay capped if

Daschle - infidelity and anti-FISA lobbying. The stuff of moral prison.

Why is President Obama "okay" with tax-cheaters?

Former A.G. Fredo shares his "BUT" with CNN, treats Campbell Brown like a small, clueless child

Did McCaskill purloin Bernie Sanders' CEO pay bill?

Fruitport schools fourth-grader expelled for having cake knife

I will say it again -- it is time to use the nuclear option

Sirota: Blacklisting progressives: the untold story beneath the Daschle headlines

Obama takes blame in Daschle, Killefer controversy

Blago's got nothing on this dude

Kevin Rudd nails it

"He set the standards too high"

Feingold: 'Deal-making' to replace Sen. Gregg 'alarmingly undemocratic'

****Bank Bailout Consolidation Thread****

An Economic Stimulus Plan for the Auto Industry that would Work

Daschle was Obama's first real betrayal of his "Change" mantra

Just to be sure, Since Daschle withdrew due to his tax issues, and since the tax issue is the


I'm curious if Skinner ever wonders "What the FUCK was I thinking?"


CNN Video on ARMs and Foreclosures, and an idea ....

Afghanistan Escalation Wrinkle: Kyrgyzstan Said to Deny Base to U.S.

Minnesota Election Court Nixes Coleman's Bush v. Gore Gambit, Denies Motion To Count 4,500 Ballots

What can we do about the Senate? No more millionaire tax cuts!

IAEA chief sets out nuke-free vision, cites Obama

Bush - 8 years of failure but no apologies. Obama - "I screwed up" in week 2. priceless.

Obama Justice Department Re-Hires Attorney Fired By Goodling Because Of Lesbian Rumor»

Shuster: "Over 95K Iraqis gave their life for Chimpy's 'freeing' them

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!

Any Go players out there?

America Is Completely Broke, And Here We Are Funding Fantasy Wars at the Pentagon

Apparently, DU knows more about what Obama's doing than Obama does.

I pay my taxes. Period. No excuses. If I screw up, I pay for that too.

Hi, I'm Jim the carpenter, where is my political consulting job?

George H. W.Bush speech on Sept. 11 (1991?) ....a thousand points of light.....

Filibuster Math: Dems Should Not Seat Gregg's Replacement (Until Franken is Seated First)

COBRA coverage until the age of 65 ?

Show Us the Damn TARP Money!

What Michael Phelps Should Have Said

Alaskan Representative uses Intuition to determine we are not being gouged on gas prices

Prominent Mormons Were Reimbursed For Prop 8

Those 46 million with no health insurance ... Why hasn't that number changed over the last 4 years?

Crisis looms at the Pentagon - Asia Times

Amazing watching two Bush-entwined blots on our life - Nova and Frontline - NSA and Stem Cell.

Amazing watching two Bush-entwined blots on our life - Nova and Frontline - NSA and Stem Cell.

Senate to Americans: Get out and buy a new car you worthless bums!

5K rejected Minn. Senate ballots get another look

Let me profer something on today's "drama".....

2/3 of the biggest damn crooks ever to be President were from California.

Okay, here's my first response to a spam email!

Republicans beating Democrats 100-1

Where is the Dem leadership in helping Franken take his seat??!!!

It might be worthwhile to block out the noise and listen carefully when Barak Obama whispers.


Q- Who hides income from taxes? A- Those with incomes to hide

People I'm totally sick of and never want to hear about ever again

Where's Sen Grassley On Single-Payer?

IBM invites laid-off U.S. employees to work in India

What have you done about the digital TV transition?

Governor Sarah Palin continues to push extreme methods to kill wolves and bears

Tom Daschle’s Blueprint for Health Reform - He & his "group" will decide approved treatments.

"Maybe the closer one gets to being repubican, the more one has ethical 'issues'?"

Turley on KO (SHuster)

Twitty Milk: Craziest Celebrity Baby Name Ever?

Amy Goodman: Produce the Note

Walsh sees ice growing thinner for Obama...

McCaskill just lied her ass off

If you were diagnosed with terminal cancer, what would you do?

From $100,000 a year to unemployed

Luxury casino operator Wynn slashes hours, salaries, 401K to stave off layoffs

I told Mrs R to "mark my words" about that "octuplet mom" the other day:

Bus Slogan Generator

"Nativist" rebranded RW anti-immigration movement has *direct ties*to white supremacists PLEASE READ

AlterNet: The Whole World Is Rioting as the Economic Crisis Worsens -- Why Aren't We?

California Is Officially Broke

Everything you see on your American TV, radio, and in your newspaper today is propaganda.

Daschle out!

You're in good hands. Allstate plans to cut 1000 jobs, outsource them.

CONTACT White House and Demand HOWARD DEAN for HHS:

Obama's candidate for the Commerce Dept. voted to abolish it before he agreed to run it...

I lost my job yesterday.

Obama to cap executive pay at bailed-out companies -- $500K limit

Week 2 Presidential Checklist

OK. I am not an economist but this is what I think-"COUNTRY NEEDS A RESET"

So Obama has problems with Howard Dean but he can appoint a Republican to his cabinet?

Rush Limbaugh salary was 33 million in 2007.

Dr. Howard Dean for HHS! Who is With Me?

Simple bailout idea: Audit the rich.

Obama gonna cave on buying American

Question about Google Street View

'We were just tired of being in the White House'

What is the Check Cashing Card costing all of us????

I am SO irked about the Wells Fargo/Las Vegas "Junket" story

Boston Legal on tonight 8-11PM EST. ION Channel. For those who care.

Another Minot "missing nukes" base death

Actress Judd goes after Palin over aerial wolf killing

If This Is Change It's A Wooden Nickel- Judd Gregg Sucks!

Ralph Nader Challenges Rush Limbaugh "the corporate welfare king"

Nutritionist Arrested by Federal Marshalls in FDA Raid

DUers I am setting a trap....

New Names . . . . . . Old Names: My Alphabetical List

Gregg pick and local Government

My son lost his job 4 months ago. Now, unemployed, makes more money than you can shake a stick at.

Ah echoes of history... here is how the RIGHT reacted to the new deal

What do you think about the Buy American Clause?

Here is what bothers me about this "Buy American" Hoopla

Robert Reich: Tom Daschle and the populist revolt

We are (mostly) all slaves to the banks folks

The most dangerous job in US is emergency medical helicopter pilot

South Carolina sheriff determining if Michael Phelps smoked pot in his county: intends to prosecute

My best friend and I found a bunch of Soviet Communists

So the world is gonna end

What is the population of your town?

Geithner's role - the cramdown

TAP: Limbaugh now in charge of bullying Republicans...large and in charge.

Woman accused of having sex with 12-year-old boy

Did You Attend Public or Private School?

Citi, GE and BoA among American companies to fuck US workers out of $4B in wages

Best Way To Never Have Another Stupid Endless War....No More Presidents From TEXAS!

ATT Charges extra $5 for human contact

Return to the Real

Don't get your hearts set on Dean being nominated for HHS Secretary

Fuck Windows 7 and fuck Microsoft!

A record 19 million homes vacant : How many Homeless?

Congressman Dennis Kucinch - Bank bailouts are an unprecedented fraud

Enid, OK restaurant owner won't let "certain people" in his restaurant (especially teh gays)

Why not tax the mega-rich at the rate they were taxed BEFORE Reagan began trickle down?

Court rules FL primary lawsuit as "moot". Activist will take it to the Supreme Court.

Hugo Chavez Thread Advisory: From now until Feb 15. (eta link)

So you are happy when foreign guestworkers get their visas terminated?

OMG! Did You See the Republican's List of "Wasteful Spending" in the Stimulus Package??

Lost thief holes up in bank lavatory

Is anybody watching Intervention?

Did anybody notice third Galactica episode seemed like Valkyrie?

So do stickers a better person make?

Jesus H. Christ in a chicken basket. I've really fucked up now!

Just watching "Blade Runner" - it is supposedly set in the year

"Dear P***s" NSFW

'Paint It Black' song in TV ad recently, Who does it?

Heroes is going to be so kickass this season

This week's DUers for the prosecution of Bush/Cheney criminals by the Obama administration check-in

Gluten Morgen Lounge!

A belated happy birthday to Graham Nash! He turned 67 yesterday.

This is a test ...

Good morning Lounge

Good morning Lounge


Sloppy 2nd and 10

A beautiful dusting of snow here in Richmond this morning

I need a lightweight vacuum cleaner that doesn't cost a fortune. Any advice?

How do you know when an Honor Society is a genuine one?

Salt and vinegar pork craklins? Not many more things can be nastier.

Anyone go to Denny's today?

6 Time World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers Victory Parade (live feed)

Man gets 30 lashes for refusing to put out his cigarette on a plane

Freeway, Highway, Tollway, Debris-way!

If you were to hack a construction sign...

this rant not available from your country

Man Busted in Dubai for Hiding Pigeons in His Pants (Pics Included)

Does anyone have experience w/ making homemade ravioli?

Stories From the Road: The Good, The Bad, and The Tough

Did you ever think of a kick ass post in the middle of the night

Happy Birthday Tommy Smothers!

Does the boss want me to win this case or not?!

Help me settle last night's raging argument between MrLara and I.

A rather remarkable thing happened to me yesterday

I am going to Florida in 22 days

Happy Groundhog Day!

Did you ever get to take that trip you planned out as a teenager?

Just how irritable/Pissed off is cold-turkey post-nicotine YOY

Did Philboy see his shadow yesterday??

Remember in the '08 campaign, the McCain yard sign generator?

Just got back from my friend's funeral

Ramirez turns down Dodgers offer of $25 million for one year

Things you don't want to hear from your eight year-old neice part 2:

Good Mornin', Lounge!

Would it be possible to build a snow house around an actual house?

Show him your badge.

Best. Thread. Today. in GD...

PSE&G billing

I heard a commercial on the radio today, and I wasn't sure if it was for real or not....

"We deal with the Bengals all the time."

Mid-term #2 down, two to go. Pharmacology tomorrow.

If someone snorted the powered dust left over from an empty box of Altoids....

*Fucking Snap!*

Should we expect another? Leon Panetta has been slow to turn over his papers

Should we expect another? Leon Panetta has been slow to turn over his papers

Hunts Ketchup is fucking nasty.

Mighty Putty isn't worth a shit on leaky pipes

OK this had me cracking up...Christian Bale's diva tirade remixed...

J - Jesus first

So, in 2 hours I have the but tutchers second IEP meeting...

Hey! Web Designers!

"daily lane closers, due to zombies" {sic}

Well, Daschle excused himself (yay!) and so did Killefer (sad)


Snow? pffft 41 year old wins run up Empire State building's 86 floors in 10:07

If we ran a newspaper article everytime someone famous smoked a joint,

Why can I not stop listening to the Beastie Boys today?

Fucking music Nazis taking down all the goddamn good songs off my YouTube.

What do you think about the Buy American Cheese Clause?

CreekDog and NYC_SKP on name change list!

Laura Ingraham: "Don't come in my ear." I post without further comment.

Went to an ice fair the other day....

So there was an earthquake about

Office Birthday Cards

Blast from the past via Facebook

I'm looking to start a rash collection. Any advice?

Octuplets mom is not getting showered with gifts

I just heard 'Duffy' singing on tv.

I'm bored.

The line at Denny's was out the door today

This is old, and I did a search on here and didn't see it posted

What does a buddy list do?

So, a preacher walks into a motel to check in and says...

I'm looking to start a kink collection - any advice?

I'm looking to start a kidney collection.

*whistles* HEY OEDI! Somebody figured us out!

Hey, my mortgage refinance went through!


People are stupid and selfish....

Two things that I love today

My HP all-in-one machine died. In dog years it was 42 years old....

I'm looking at someone from the Lounge for this crime

Ever want to crush another Du'er?

Pliny the Younger! Pliny the Younger!

mmmm cheesecake!

Imagine Iggy Pop and David Bowie singing Sister Midnight/Red Money in concert

Democratic Underground! Behold! Your Future Overlord!!!

Why don't hackers go after the offshore accounts of the SupraRich?

At last! The reason Stormtroopers can't shoot worth a damn!

Why is the time thing on my computer always 20-ish minutes slow?!

If you inject peanut butter into your skin, will it remove wrinkles?

What is your favorite onomatopoeia?

Pheeww... the Chinese have approved my working there, yay!

It's pronounced like it's spelled: exit, as said: "ex-it;" NOT "egg-sit." Does anyone see the

Ok, so I have a roommate moving in this week. Any serious suggestions?

Officials Nab Traveler With Pigeons in His Pants (photo)

MrLara's passive-aggressive argument about the toilet seat.

I'm looking to start a Kinks collection - any advice?


I'm looking to start a Kinky collection - any advice?

If someone ate an entire tin of Altoids in 2 hours, would that have unfortunate repercussions?

Shamwow guy, guy, Billy Mays and the Snuggie family all walk into a bar...

Wal-Mart is now subsidized by the prosthetic limb/digit industry.

Picture of EarlG hard at work at the DU office

kimmerspixelated must be learned-ed. Mitch Hedberg thread!

David after Dentist...have you SEEN this little guy?

Best James Bond movie

Is the recommend fairy visiting the lounge again?

Benjamin Button = a crappy remake of Big Steve's "Golden Years"

Guten Morgen Lounge

Okay, that's it. This Tuesday officially sucked the big fat one.

Did I miss Groundhog Day ???

Father hospitalized last night: Doesn't want visitors

Some days my job is really hard.

Where is DeposeTheBoyKing?

Mechanic question -- tail light going out

Have you ever crushed another Du'er?

I might be slightly sick, but if I am, I have the weirdest symptoms ever.

Teacher fined following beer run for 15-year-olds (Sweden)

Anyone else like the USA show, Burn Notice?

Man shoots at neighbour over dog-sitting dispute (Sweden, again)

Sahlin evokes Obama in cannabis gaffe (Sweden)

Actress in Super Bowl porn clip understands Tucson parents' outrage

The Snuggie... An evil uniform?

The Snuggie... An evil uniform?

Ever want to pour Orange Crush over a naked DU'er?

Rec this thread if you dont care about the phantom rec'er...

Say you had an extra 15 grand lying around...where would you put it?

EX-IT or EGG-SIT (an extention, or egg-stention, of Redstone's post)

I just saw the most adorable movie this weekend: "Waitress"

*** A Washington Reagan National's Baseball Team Appreciation Thread ***

re: Phantom Recommender

I just saw the most adorable waitress this weekend: "Movie"

I confess!!!!

Why on earth didn't this ever take off?

We got a letter from our landlord today

K & R

Let's settle this once and for all:

I love you all! Drunken Monday Post! Lets all just enjoy each OTHER!

I just bagged Ralph Nader

When you are ready to make a really BIG change, do you have a ritual?

If I was either Elad or Skinner...

Yeach. Flu has me coughing up blood.

Musical sex to the foreplay required

As a Granite Stater, I have one thing to say about Sen. Bonnie Newman

Electronica Distraction: Freemasons ft Katherine Ellis - When You Touch Me...

"I love Jesus but I drink a little."

Cocaine Cowgirl - Matt Mays

Can a dog hack up hairballs like cats do?

I know what "they" say but what do YOU say? What percentage of income for rent?

When is a joke too old?

Cops: Man puts 911 dispatcher on hold to buy drugs

Tom Jones

Knitty knit knit

Playing For Change: Song Around the World "Stand By Me"

Holy Crap, the phantom recommender has been busy today

No "my friends," this is not me!

Four minutes of heaven: Sia singing Destiny with Zero 7

Yesterday was sunny and 60, today snowing and 30.

most pitch perfect for each other duo

Healing vibes for leftyclimber, please. She has pneumonia.

Four years ago, today...


Dammit, now Graywarrior has gone too far!!

Ever have your tush on another Du'er?

Can someone check my calculations?

Never be rude to an Arab...

I'm looking to start a Rush collection, any suggestions?

Most Perfect Gift You've Ever Received

Leno: In contrast to Billy Carter and Roger Clinton

I'm flashing the CMOS

‘Barack Obama has begun discreet talks with Iran and Syria’

I am home alone ..... really alone

It's about cats. In sinks.

kitten picture of the day for wednesday february 4

Why are Congressional Dems being so quiet on the stimulus plan?

Any of you ole timers remember what happened on this date 50 years ago?

Toilet Etiquette Question. If you leave the lid open, will your pet(s)

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Tue 2/3/2009)

No talent Hilary Duff tries out diva Faye Dunaway!

Customer Service Rant

Dad hospitalized last night. Doesn't want visitors.

Drano Max kicks ass

Obama’s Pledge to Reform Ethics Faces an Early Test

Girlfriends dating bankers - their blog...hilarious, but those women are brutal!

Tammy Duckworth to be Obama Veterans Affairs assistant secretary

Limbaugh for Commerce Sec!!! Whose with me?

Gas $2 a gallon here up 10 cents from yesterday

Obama Set to Add Republican to Cabinet (NYT - Gregg - suggested by Reid?)

We need to start a DU group for men who love redheads

Joe the Economist

An Aussie take: President's choice admits tax failure

So Daschle is the outrage of the day, now?

Poster: Rules for dogs to live by

Poster: Rules for dogs to live by

Exactly why did Obama choose Tom "Beltway over the People" Daschle to be HHS?


ROFL - In old campaign ad, Daschle brags about driving old Pontaic to work (compared to BMWs, Limos)

Lynch Needs To Appoint A Dem

Username change amnesty is OVER

WILL infrastructure jobs really go away b/c of lack of funding after the stimulus has been spent?

What kind of jelly/jam on your peanut butter & jelly sandwich?

14 days in, Grade Obama's Performance

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 2/3/09

The democrats are afraid to spend real money on infrastructure.

Conservative Group Tries to Make Obama's Aunt an Immigration Issue

Attorney General Eric Holder: "There shall be no place for political favoritism"

do republicans get all bent out of shape when corporations don't pay their taxes?

Bucking tradition, Clinton to head for Asia

Who Was joe scar pissing and moaning about today, mouse too

I hope Daschle steps aside.

LATE BREAKING: Daschle Withdraws Name.....nt

Oh well, there goes my Obama euphoria...

Forgive me if this has been expressed but I'm dissapointed that Obama has taken his nominees with...

It looks like every repuke is going vote no on increasing funds for highways!

Is this Daschle thing blowing up?

Serious question: Who would be more likely to make Universal Health Care a reality?

What is it with these "Washington Insiders" that they can't pay taxes?

All federal legislators and top fed officials should have their taxes audited

Obama Performance Czar Killefer out, citing taxes

FINALLY!! President Obama goes on a Media offensive to explain stimulus and recovery!

Will Daschle Be Confirmed As HHS Secretary?

Geithner got through but Killifer might be the tipping point that sinks Daschle

Why not Rep. Jim McDermott or Rep. Vic Snyder for HHS?

I think I have God figured out.

Steele Urges GOP To Oppose Daschle Over Taxes...

1 or 2 things you like most about yourself, and 1 or 2 you like least

It isn't going to be Governor Dean for HHS.

Could Be In A Few Days We Will Hear That Obama Applied Pressure On Daschle To .....

Isn't It Great - The System Is Working And Holding Obama & His Administration....

More corruption from Daschle - was pushing his private equity friend for top job in Obama Admin

Was there ever a better 70's album than Tapestry ?

The real reason for Daschle's withdrawal: his terrible eyeglasses

Realistically, what are the odds of Obama actually picking Howard Dean for HHS now?

Please whoever gets the nomination for HHS, not another Republican

****WHY**** Did Obama Nominate an Anti-Union Secretary of Commerce?

Post your 2009 predictions

Here is a list of "pork"

I have NEVER smoked pot in my life and here's my 2 cents about Michael Phelps

Another Obama Tax Problem: Killefer Withdraws Nomination For Chief Performance Officer

Daschle needs to go now. I don't care who the replacement is.

Will Daschle Hold On To His White House Position?

Does Daschle remain Health-care Tsar or is he out entirely?

Can you recommend any good books on the campaign (primaries and/or Presidential)?

Show me! Show you! Kikkoman! Kikkoman!

The Whole World Is Rioting as the Economic Crisis Worsens -- Why Aren't We?

Judd Gregg: A Crummy Deal For Commerce by Ari Berman, the Nation magazine

Bush could get his picks confirmed even if they had BLATANT tax problems or past indictments.

Obama to nominate Jeff Sorenson to HHS.

The Top 11 Saddest Moments from childhood movies.

Do Commerce Secretaries have the highest average post-service income?

Again, how is Gregg appointment different from Blagojevich?

Chuck Todd: Populists like McCaskill Sent Daschle Down the Tubes!

Redstone's advice for tonight: Don't shovel snow when you have a broken rib.

McCain asks supporters to oppose stimulus bill

Who is in charge of vetting Obama's picks?

Big Deal Daschle Withdrew, Ho Hum, Move On

I just received one of these from a friend...

Did Palin pay her per diem and family travel taxes?

Mitch McConnell sure is one weird looking dude.

I wonder.. it was an all out war by the republicans to remove Daschle in 04

So, what Republican will be picked for HHS now that Daschel has withdrawn?

So how is the Media Doing? Do you like their newfound "Ferocity"?

MSM Grills Gibbs re: Daschle "failure of vetting.. embarrassment and...don't want to talk about it?"

Judd Gregg appointment first suggested by . . .

Seriously, what is going on with Obama's nominees?

Gibbs: "If you're not registered to lobby, you can't be a lobbyist,"

The good news? Daschle withdraws. The bad news?

Speculation: Max Baucus for HHS? Here's some background:

What's wrong with Obama?

Daschle should withdraw

Why does passion trump clear-eyed stewardship?

~ Dan Simmons Series ~ Illium and Olympos

The huge mountain of debt our nation teeters on was largely brought to us by

Should we expect another? Leon Panetta has been slow to turn over his papers

Dr. Laura for HHS!

( I knew it) make that ... PRESIDENT Stephen Colbert

The Media Has To Look Tough On Obama In Order To Please Whiny Conservatives

Dean would be a great pick for HHS, but...

I was thinking of going to see Benjamin Button tonight.

Remember, No Drama Obama

Where was the Media and Outrage when Bush's picks were skated through confirmation?

Vibes Please....

How many people does Obama have to appoint or back for positions in his admin?

IMHO, it is now time for HOWARD DEAN!

Nancy Killifer has withdrawn her nomination.

White House Press Briefing 1:35pm ET - cnn stream live:

We now have 5 appointed Senators

Has DU lost its friggin mind today?

OK, time for some revenge. Which Republicans should get ruined?

Boxer is kicking the Republicans ASS on CSPAN right now.

President Obama and Michelle read to 2nd graders (pics)

Daschle is Out!

Kerry Demands Immediate Care for Burn Victims

Shit! I was told that Obama was a Magic Negro Messiah! Looks like it's not the F&(*#**^*@ Case!

Anyone read the NYT's holier-than-thou update to its editorial calling for Daschle to withdraw?

Dear V,P. Biden: When you administer the oath of office

Damn It. Taking The High Road Is Never "The Problem"

Christian Bale is a jagg-off

We need to start a DU Group for J.Deppers!

Anyone know which 5 shows Obama will be on tonight?

What about Donna Shalala?

Next, I think Obama needs to throw out the Defense Dept. nominee who got the Ethics waiver

Wasn't Daschle the original Pink Tutu Democrat?

Coleman may yet pull this out...court orders 4800 rejected ballots reconsidered...

Why is the Media acting like Withdrawing is worse than Not Withdrawing?

Name Change for Sasha & Malia Dolls

Obama is on Fox News right now.

I don't get it. Obama wants us to get over the past 8 years and get along with Republicans now..

If the President replaced Rahm, who would complain? nt

I don't care if they all throw in the towel, the bloom on the rose is just beginning you CNN

An anecdote -- Obama leads Americans to BE the change

Stephanopoulos: Why Daschle Withdrew His Nomination ("he didn't have the stomach for the fight.")

If you lay down with dogs....

Daschle is a Crying Big Baby!

I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but...

Blacklisting Progressives: The Untold Story Beneath the Daschle Headlines

I wonder what would have happened if the media

Michelle's on CNN (briefly)

Obama's first two weeks in office have been excellent

Drudge Posts A Picture of Hillary Clinton With Squinted Eyes, Says She’s ‘Feeling Japanese'

We are in a transitional period from "The Old Washington" to the "New Washington"

caption this Barack & Michelle Obama pic...

Did anyone see Chris Matthews' "Big Number" for tonight? 19.

AP Rethug hack Babington serves up another hit piece: "The new president, seen by some as arrogant."

"There is no middle ground."

The Nation's Katrina Vanden Heuvel: Obama--Let Daschle Go Replace with Howard Dean.

Cue the conspiracy theory. Sirota on why Daschle forced out

Pass The Popcorn: Sarah Palin Disses Kay Bailey Hutchison and Endorses Gov. Perry

Michelle Obama crafts policy agenda

Playing "bipartisan" with Republicans is casting pearls before swine.

Nominee X didn't get the nomination because Kevin Bacon forgot to pay his taxes..

"The Republicans Have Found Their Voice" & "Are Returning To Their Fiscally Conservative Roots"

Obama says he "screwed up" on vetting of Daschle

Let's face it, folks. As much as some of us want Howard Dean for HHS...

Missouri Democrat Carnahan announces for Senate

I find it odd that on the day Obama plans to speak to the nation via five major networks

Tweety on Howard Dean as HHS

Judd Gregg gets Secretary post AND gets Republican replacement?

Video - Blagojevich: "I'll Clear My Name"

Dr John Kitzhaber former Oregon Govenor for HHS

Dr John Kitzhaber former Oregon Govenor for HHS

I am smarter at strategy than President Barack Obama.

No, Obama, you 'screwed up' on the Gregg appointment


It's SIMPLE: Bush Spent FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS and lost 198 THOUSAND JOBS over 8 years

Russ Feingold or Barack Obama, next primary...

A whopping 1.44% of the proposed stimulus bill is what Republicans are whining about

Who's blowing the whistle on these nominees on there tax problems

Washington Post assembles dream team of chickenhawks

Could someone put up a poll on HHS secretary choices?

A Story in Pictures (or change you can see)

Dem Rep. Barbara Lee: Gregg Nomination "Troubling" for Minority Owned Businesses

It was not the taxes, but the "advisory" to companies who should go out of business

Help! Was on call with Plouffe and the line must have dropped!

Plouffe call tonight: Can anyone update me? I finally got back

So, what's your verdict after a fortnight (or so)?

HHS and Health Care Czar: No Reason They Have To Be The Same Person

Only JRE and DK advocated REAL universal health care in the 2008 election.

Blagojevich for HHS!


What if John Edwards "scandal" were that he was gay instead of being an adulterer?

Senate rejects cutting repatriation tax rate

A President Can Lie us into a War, and the Media doesn't do a Damn Thing About That....

Obama, what a kill joy

MO Dems get their top tier choice for 2010 Senate race: Robin Carnahan announces her candidacy

Wow! Did I just hear our President admit a mistake?

Wow! Did I just hear our President admit a mistake?

Tammy Duckworth to become under Secretary at Veteran's Affairs

If Palin had gotten grilled by Couric like Obama just did she would have walked away crying...

Rachel is leading off with the stimulus/economy

My 2 cents on Sen.-designate Bonnie Newman

Anderson Cooper just said Obama has a 64% approval rating, down from 84% when he first took office.

Mea culpa mea culpa mea maxima culpa on JRE...someone DID make a good pt to me that changed my mind.

BREAKING:Daschle resigns because of Bonnie Newman's unpaid taxes while Gregg Becomes Governor of NH.

Breaking: Bush and Palin are out. Obama is in

NOW pushing Debbie Stabenow as HHS Secretary

Commerce, Defense, Transportation

Senate votes to give a tax break to new car buyers

Elizabeth Edwards plans new book

Howard Dean for HHS Secretary Facebook page...

John Edwards for HHS secretary anyone?

"no matter the question jesus is the answer"

Blago on Letterman now

If you never made a mistake or fudged on your taxes, raise your hand.

Reaction from Obama and Kerry on Daschle

You know you're getting older when........

Interesting point made on the Randi Rhodes show re: all the tax problems of

GOOD FOR TWEETY!! Dean Isn't Getting Squat!! Give It Up For

**Heads Up: Blago Coming Up on the Late Show**

Washington State Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders writes to AG Holder

Washington State Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders writes to AG Holder

Who would you prefer for HHS?

By courting the Republicans, Obama could get the worst of all worlds

Obama ally OK with deal on Gregg seat

President Obama said today: "I scewed up." Kudos to him for saying it!

Pelosi needs to go, the Stim package is becoming an embarrassment because

Why Don't We Hear Much On The Minnesota Recount?

Gallup: Americans Approve of Most Obama Actions to Date

Do you want universal health care or do you want Dean?

Sen Gregg (R) worked to abolish the Dept of Commerce, underfund the 2000 Census

PBS NOVA show on now, west coast. NSA could have prevented 911

PBS NOVA show on now, west coast. NSA could have prevented 911

In blog post, Krugman gives David Broder a lesson in Logic and Economics 101

How about Rham's brother for HHS?

Kucinich for HHS?

I think electing Obama was a huge mistake

What does Chavez, CNN, Repigs, Sirota, Iran, MSNBC, Walsh, Limbaugh and Brazile all have in common?

Dean mentioned by pundits

Attack of the Zombie Republicans

Obama Got Sloppy....

You asked for it and will probably get it DU. RE: HHS

Why isn't Obama for single-payer health care? n/t

K&R if you think electing Obama was not a huge mistake!

How did McCain get nominated? He's more boring than church.

Did I hear Rick Sanchez correctly? Bad blood between the Obama and Dean camps?

MSNBC - Michelle Obama hesitated in using the "WE" Word! BREAKING!

Draft Dr. Howard Dean for HHS! Health Care for All!

PHOTOS Barack and Michelle (Feb 3)

No brainer for me for Secretary of Health/Human Services: Bill Bradley!!!

Today's lesson: career politicians who are early supporters with the hope

So let me get this straight...

Why do you support Howard Dean for HHS?

**** Dachle WITHDRAWS! ****

Ever have a crush on another Du'er?

This had better be the last tax cheat Obama vouches for

Consideration for HHS: Gov. Jennifer Granholm of Michigan

Did Harry Reid Intentionally Try to Sabotage President Obama?

If you live on campus in university, do you sleep?

Fuck the Banks

Best rock song featuring piano

Happy Birthday Felix Mendelssohn!

Is it really necessary to drop F-Bombs in so many thread titles?

Dean: Hot Name On The List To Replace Daschle

This "Ready to Go" Public Works Plan Will Cost 149 Billion And Create 1.6 Million Jobs in 2 Years

In Editorial, New York Times asks Daschle to step aside

Calling Daschle A Tax Cheat Is An Unnecessary Slur

Make it Howard Dean for Health. Scream for it

Can you bench press more than President Obama?

Who posts more than you?

Why are Chris Matthews and Anderson Cooper Lying to the American People about Obama's poll numbers!

How you like your coffee

Remembrance Day for Longhorn.

Stephen King says Twilight author "can't write worth a darn".

Pope to Announce New Archbishop of New York

Latin American Jewish Congress to meet with Chancellor Maduro (Venezuela)

Detainee-Informer Presents Quandary for Government

FTC Sues in 'Pay-for-Delay' Pact:: Drugmaker Paid Rivals to Withhold Generic, Agency Says

Clinton expected to visit Japan, South Korea, China

Opposition Leader in Myanmar Expresses Frustration With U.N.

Suicide bomber disguised as police officer kills 21 in Afghanistan

Small Earthquake Rattles Northern New Jersey

Sri Lanka journalists 'risk death'

Rights groups: China rights lawyer released

Japan rejects plan to limit whaling to its waters

Taliban Hits NATO Supply Route

Mullen: Afghanistan is no Vietnam

Iraqi man dies after being hit by US army vehicle

Pending Home Resales in U.S. Unexpectedly Rise 6.3% as Prices, Rates Fall

Holder sworn in as attorney general

Obama and S.Korea's Lee vow to fight protectionism

Waterboarding doco welcomes Condoleezza Rice back to Stanford

Obama performance chief Killefer out, citing taxes

Citi Explores Breaking Mets Deal

Daschle withdraws from HHS nomination

Democrats promise boost for road building

Mullen - Military's Recent Focus Shorts Other Areas.

Joe the Plumber advises GOP-ers

NM man arrested in suspicious powder mailings

Duckworth Tapped for VA Assistant Secretary

Burmese Refugees Rescued at Sea

North Korea may be set for missile test: US official

Australia, Japan Act to Shore Up Economies.

Bailed-out Wells Fargo plans Vegas casino junkets

UPS Freezes Pay After Volume Drops Most Since 1999 (suspend 401K match)

Pentagon Letter Complicates Blackwater Case

Record 19 Million U.S. Homes Stood Vacant at End of 2008 on Bank Seizures

Iran Says It Has Launched Satellite

Honda to cut managers' salaries 5%

Colombian rebels release captive politician

(Millard) Fuller, co-founder of Habitat for Humanity, dies

Trial set in (16) Ind. soldiers’ toxic exposure suit (against KBR)

Pentagon study: US should pare Afghanistan goals

Officials Nab Traveler With Pigeons in His Pants (photo)

Worker: I Saw Rat Roasting In Peanut Plant

Bay Area's Elephant Pharmacy abruptly closes all locations

Secret Report Urges New Afghanistan Policy (Stabilizing Region - Rather Than Boosting Democracy)

Obama: 'I screwed up' in Daschle withdrawal

Lennar Files China Drywall Suit, Alleging Defects Found in Florid

Robin Carnahan is IN for U.S. Senate in 2010

Robin Carnahan is IN for U.S. Senate in 2010

Refiners, union reach tentative deal

Layoffs spike as recession rips through US (700,000 jobs vanished in January)

Dupe - please delete: Recount trial: Judges rule thousands of ballots can be considered

U.S. Man Arrested in Suspicious Powder Mailings

Zimbabwe removes 12 zeros from currency

Obama administration to issue executive pay limits (taking Gov't $$$)

Firm tied to salmonella ran unlicensed Texas plant

Daschle Exit Leaves Void Sebelius, McClellan May Fill

Minn. Navy medic electrocuted in Iraq, didn't die of natural causes

IBM to Open Two More Offshore Development Centers in India

Chavez: Another vote possible on term limits

Ford's US sales plunge 40 pct, Toyota down 32 pct

Daschle withdraws his nomination for health and human services secretary

Merkel: Pope must clarify Holocaust stance

Qaeda's Zawahri dismisses Obama, U.S. still enemy

Hundreds continue Ireland factory occupation

Obama Devising Ways To Limit Executive Pay

Bat-Killing Syndrome Spreads in Northeast

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Tuesday February 3

In a nutshell. Dean's too partisan.

GM offers buyouts to all hourly workers

Hagel (R-Ne) takes job with Georgetown University

(Minnesota) Recount trial: Judges rule thousands of ballots can be considered

Killefer withdraws nomination over tax issues

Senate Approves Tax Credit for Many New Car Buyers

California court to hear gay marriage case in March

Senate Republicans blocked Democrats from adding $25B or highways, transit to stimulus package

Obama blames himself for mishandling Daschle

Shaking on space station rattles NASA

Gonzales lauds 'tremendous job' by his Justice Department

Kyrgyzstan closing US base key to Afghan conflict

Another bailed out bank partying on our dime - Wells Fargo

Auto sales plummet in January; Chrysler sales down 55%

Dozens of secret Bush surveillance, executive power memos found; Could be made public

Gay Iraqi could face death penalty if deportation goes ahead

Macy’s execs get performance bonuses (!!!)

Reid is GOP target in 2010 election

Phelps could face criminal charge over pot flap

Military commissions must obey President's directive, official says

Newman named to replace Gregg

Ramirez Pumps Cash for Chavez as $40 Crude Imperils Venezuela

(Rachel) Maddow rechannels energy at Air America (drops evening radio show)

Thailand faces fresh protests

Ron Suskind On The Situation Room

British PM Gordon Brown: "Proctectionism is the road to ruin"

Kurt Warner is a Freak

Rachel Maddow Show - Sen. Claire McCaskill discusses TARP, post-partisanship

David Vitter is Against Children's Health Insurance

Warner Brothers predicted a GOP front many years ago

We have a new Attorney General!!

Sarah Palin's Ongoing Wolf Slaughter

Dining With Terrorists - Death of the Freedom Fighter

What's the Matter with Kansas? trailer from new documentary

Senator McCaskill is NOT backing down

Barack Obama's carbon trading plan (good or bad idea?)

(00:29) Rove goes to the white dry-erase board. Still peddling non-existent CBO report

TYT: Should The GOP Move More Toward Sarah Palin?

O'Reilly: I'm taking the New York Times on. It's war.

'Nativist's and the white supremacists (1:11)

John Thune explains GOP's sophisticated thinking on stimulus: a trillion is BIG!

Bank of America Uses Bailout Funds to Throw 5-Day Super Bowl Party

Holder Sworn in As Attorney General

Late Show - Former Governor Rod Blagojevich

MUST SEE -- TONIGHT "The Spy Factor" on PBS -- EXCERPT: NSA Could Have Prevented 9-11

Michael Steele Is An Idiot

CBS News: Protesters Worldwide Adopt Shoe-Throwing

President Obama: "I Screwed Up"

TYT: Cenk Vs. VP Candidate For Libertarian Party

Rachel Maddow: Bernie Sanders Calls for Accountability for Financial Catastrophe

1969 Point Of Breaking (The Vietnam Protest - Washington, DC)

Eugene Robinson: Who Knew Bankers Were This Stupid?

Olbermann on corporate greed outrage "are we seeing the prospect of government versus corporations?"

Young Turks: Juan Williams Hearts Bill O'Reilly

GOP List Waste, Some Is and Some Isn't

Torture Chic: Why Is the Media Glorifying Inhumane, Sadistic Behavior?

How About a Payroll Tax Stimulus?

Chalmers Johnson: America Is Completely Broke, And Here We Are Funding Fantasy Wars at the Pentagon

Super Bowl Postscript: Top Ten Things the Media Didn’t Report

Young Turks: Joe The Plumber Now Advising GOP

Remarks by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. to Department of Justice Employees

Republicans want a Bigger Stimulus package

Can Obama Keep IT Jobs in the U.S.?

Kyrgyzstan Closing US Base Key to Afghan Conflict

Countdown - Rep. Barney Frank - Bailout Fury

The Stimulas Bill: is there a complete list of items published?

Oklahoma restaurant owner: wearing hats = gay, which = you can't come in my restaurant.

Lesson Learned! Obama Resolved To Avoid Repeat of 'Daschle Driver' Problem

Bad bank, bad plan (Dean Baker)

Kucinich on Faux: We Should Be Going From Golden Parachutes To Golden Handcuffs!

"... Geithner indicated he was opposed to nationalizing banks ..."

Is free trade the best way to beat recession?

Microsoft: Layoffs for Some, Visas for Others

The Evil Dr. Phil

Is Organic Farming a civil rights movement?

Accepting the End of the US Empire

There is no pork barrel spending in the stimulus package

The Republicans Have Nothing to Party About

As Joe the Plumber Goes, so Goes the GOP Congress

TYT: Military Generals Rebel Against President Obama

Young Republicans Are Hip And New!

Robert Parry: First, Jail All Bush's Lawyers

The Video Tom Daschle Doesn't Ever Want To See Again....

In Bolivia, Untapped Bounty Meets Nationalism

Illegal Drugs Bullshit - Funny FKN Planet

Rachel Maddow gives Obama relationship advice: They Just Aren't That Into You

Colonel killed in parachute training jump

Ala. Guard selects 1st female general

Mullen: Crisis will squeeze defense spending

Potential VA benefits chief has new ideas

Pentagon letter on Blackwater undercuts DOJ

Mo. bill would protect pay for those called up

NATO: Members may use Iran for Afghan supplies

Army helos to get diagnostic sensors

McCain drops objection to No. 2 Defense pick

Maritime academies focus anew on piracy

Use of multishot grenade launchers to grow

Ex-Marines plead guilty to stealing from Corps

C-17 damaged in gear-up landing at Bagram

Wyatt installed as new Air Guard director

Air Force makes civilian hiring push

Aircraft moved to escape possible eruption

Sailor who made ‘Numa’ video slain

Hill looks to spend $21M on cleanup projects

Iraqi ‘recruits’ helping to keep Diyala safe

Iraqi forces taking lead in Basra

Volcanic ash covers Yokota

Osan crisis team talks armed airman into turning self in

GI Survives Death of Skydive Instructor

White Sands Tests New Laser Weapon

DoDBuzz: Hybrid Enemies – A Primer

(Military Times) Op-Ed: A Huge Bang for the Buck

Navy, Google Share Ocean Information

Authorities expand shower electrocution probe

Cars of Guardsmen towed during return ceremony

Obama names new AF Academy superintendent

Navy captain collapses, dies after PT test

Judge sets date for soldiers’ suit vs. KBR

Please DU my latest ltte re body armor recall

Therapist Using Horses to Treat PTSD

Climate Denial Crock of the Week-2/03/09

Biogas From Waste Could Heat Half Uk Homes

Alaskans Brace for Possible Eruption

FIRST LOOK: Google Ocean in Pictures

World heads for 'water bankruptcy', says Davos report

TV change may worsen recycling problem

Climate change might be altering waters along US west coast

Volcano Erupts, Raining Ash on Tokyo

Energy Provision May Test Priorities (may "include nuclear power and certain kinds of coal plants")

Protestors storm (Australian) Federal Parliament over climate action

Peak Oil Review - Feb 2

SME (Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission) puts coal on back burner, turns to gas

Iberdrola Planning 1.2-GW Pumped Storage Hydro Plant in Portugal

Ireland sets electric vehicle goal (10% by 2020)

Higher Atmospheric CO2 Levels Prompt Higher Levels Of Soybean Damage By Insect Pests - AFP

Science - Clownfish Raised In Acidified Seawater Don't Display Normal Scent Response

Liberian Ag Minister - Crop-Destroying Worms Not Army Worms, But Something New, Far Worse - AFP

330 MW of Wind Power Go Online in New York

(Texas) State law makers push for more solar power

Some Northern Maritime Glaciers Gain Mass, But Global Melt Trend Still Strong, Growing - AFP

Breaking: Senator Boxer (D-CA) announces no global warming legislation in 2009

In Calcutta, "Entire City Could End Up With Saline Water In A Few Years" - Telegraph

Japanese Whalers Playing Dangerous Games in the Ross Sea

Montana Utility Bags Coal Plant Plan, Will Go With Combo Of NG And Wind - Billings Gazette

Silent Quakes Build Stress Along Mega Fault Line

seminar: The Antarctic Conundrum: Sea Ice Expansion in a Warming World

The pending scramble for water (BBC/Analysis)

Biofuels (Corn-based ethanol) more harmful to humans than petrol and diesel, warn scientists

Connecticut power plant plans wood biomass integration

Drivers seek mileage boost despite cheaper fuel (Reuters)

"Green Industry: In Its Basic Form It Means We All Have To Buy New Stuff - Lots Of It"

European carbon allowance, new record price !





Sandrine for you


Dr. Housing Bubble 02/02/09

Irish budget talks collapse; still room for cuts

Citi explores breaking Mets deal: report

BofA had some details of Merrill bonuses: report

Anti-foreign labour strikes bed in as talks continue

Obama’s free traders mum on protection

Barney Frank speaking on economy plans -Cspan NOW

Stunning collapse in discretionary spending.

This "Ready to Go" Public Works Plan Will Cost 149 Billion And Create 1.6 Million Jobs in 2 Years

A HUGE Thank you to members of the Economic forum...

Barney wants the fox to count the chickens... Speaking now CSPAN

Today in labor history Feb 3 Outlawed many forms of child labor and set the 40-hour work week

Rally Tomorrow for Employee Free Choice

Why Unions are bad...

Celebrating six months of the IWW Starbucks Workers Union in the Twin Cities

Bay Area health union seeks vote on membership (conduct elections at 64 facilities)

SAG, studios postpone talks as union president threatens lawsuit

France: Banks face mandatory EU credit derivatives clearing

The President is a doomer? Say it ain't so!

How to Value Toxic Bank Assets, the Wall Street Journal, Feb 3, 2009

Wal-Mart bid Exhibit B in labor fight

Thomson REUTERS Hit by Unfair Labor Practice Charge

Nelson (D-Ne) says stimulus bill must be 'jobs, jobs, jobs'

H-1B, offshoring supporters get key Obama Administration posts

Sirota: Bailout cash subsidizing outsourcing

Canada warns U.S. over protectionism

Does anyone have the distinct feeling that

Ecuadorian president in Venezuela for ALBA summit

Chávez Condemns Attack on Venezuelan Synagogue

Chavez won't take "no" for an answer (surprise!!!)

Colombian rebels release captive politician

16 congressmen ask Chavez to cease his attacks on Jews (Spanish)

Carlos Alberto Montaner LOL hit piece: 'Good' tyrants impoverish the people

FAIR Study: Human Rights Coverage Serves US Needs - Colombia vs. Venezuela

Latin America Breaks Free

Haaretz hit piece: What lurks behind Iran's close relationship with Venezuela?

Steele: GOP should reach out to supporters of gay rights, abortion

Sioux City City Council passes traditional-marriage resolution

Advocate interview with Sam Adams (clears up some miss information)

removed by author with apologies

For Gersh: 14 Years Is Not So Long Ago.

Things That Make Me Go Hmmm...They wish we were invisible.

Why is the sky blue?

Roger Clemens, it's time to stop lying......

Violence in High School Sports

Barry Bonds, it's time to stop lying......

Haaretz hit piece: What lurks behind Iran's close relationship with Venezuela?

Bynum gone 8-12 weeks, Kobe sets MSG record with 61 pts

When will your favorite ML baseball team be out of contention this year.

Israel doctors prescribing 'trendy' antidepressant to the masses

A Minority Report from the West Bank and Gaza

Why apologize?

Chávez Condemns Attack on Venezuelan Synagogue

Haaretz exclusive: Avigdor Lieberman was member of outlawed radical Kach movement

ADL Survey Shows American Jews Overwhelmingly Supported Israel's Gaza Action

Israel slams UN 'provocation' at Erez

Elections 2009 / Channel 1 poll gives Hadash four seats

Clinton: Hamas must agree to conditions

Jihad Envoy: Muslims Set to Support Goals of Palestine

UN: Gazans killed in IDF school attack weren't inside building

Israel restrictions on al-Jazeera

South African Muslims condemn Jewish boycott

FTC Sues in "Pay-for-Delay" Pact

If you do not feel welcome in Health forum, please tell us why

Here's an interesting article on a heart-op whistleblower, who rattled the cage of NMT Medical,

The New Uninsured

Howard Dean for HHS thread please recommend in GD

The Muddled Tracks of All Those Tears - To Cry or not to cry?

A Super Bowl party ends in agony as host is fatally shot-Stupid Gun handling

Some winter scenes...

Sebastian gets his own thread - Part One

It's all in the timing......

Did you like the photos that Nadav Kander took for the NYT Magazine of President Obama's "People"


* * * Schedule for February Photo Contest * * *

Longhorn is gone

JonBenet Ramsey case reopened. Have any psychics in the

Energy and ecology: why societies really succeed and fail

Telescope sees smallest exoplanet (BBC)

Transmitting The Human Genome into Deep Space

A Leap for Teleporting, Between Ions Feet Apart

NASA and Google to back “Singularity University”.

Qur’an Describes our Situation Today (in footnote)

The "Religion Causes War" put-up or shut-up challenge:

I am so tired

Salt in... or Salt on?

Mr. Bento Porn

Italian bean soup (not pasta fazool)

Tuesday - What's for dinner?

Is there any reason not to freeze hummus?

The pasing of a great man

I'm sure there's a food connection in this ......

My sister in law sent me this-I put it here because it seemed the right place for it.

Who needs a new investigation?

Reinvestigation into 9/11 are major plot lines in the first 10 episodes of Rescue Me

The bigot card.

Palin endorses Perry for governor

Dallas--"Farewell Shoes for Bush" art show

Vermont Teddy Bear Valentine's Day Commerical

The day the music died + 50 years Senator Brazeau facing increased public scrutiny

Help please!

Web 'guys' opinions on Digg?

32-bit Linux w/8GB RAM -- possible? Or do I have to use 64-bit?

Dell Inspiron 1720 w/Vista... Glacially slow..

OT - About Daschle quitting.


Cannabis: The Evil Weed? -