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Archives: February 8, 2009

Deregulation and limited unemployment benefits have put Japan’s

I'm so happy! I hope you don't mind if I celebrate...

What Was Cut...

Underwater stones puzzle archeologists

Bivalve Census Reveals Echo of Ancient Mass Extinction

Top minds in 'Hobbit' debate gather at Stony Brook University

Recession forces innovative street hustling...

Limbaugh is on Welfare

Witches of Cornwall

IMF Says Advanced Economies Already in Depression

Message From A Black Man

Does anyone know how much of the state stabilization funds will be left . . .

Church seeks help to solve ancient mystery

If we aren't going to prosecute Bush/Cheney, then forget about the peanut butter scandal

1709: The year that Europe froze

Gifted Hands: Dr. Ben Carson

US to entering war with Iran the only way out of a nuclear crisis?

25 People Who Will Affect Your Finances in 2009

Harry Reid As Majority Leader, Or Someone Else?

Economists Agree Time Is of the Essence for Stimulus

A moment of silence for Lux Interior of the Cramps

WJ this morning - the loonies are out in numbers

WJ this morning - the loonies are out in numbers

Is Obama really giving the "bomb" to the Pentagon?

Senate Dems will have just enough votes to pass stimulus

So Freepers are planning to march on the Senate Monday...

Madeleine Albright as Ambassador to France?

Cheerleaders and Critics

NY Times: In Florida, Despair and Foreclosures

What made me?

Republicans were a business that were allowed to fail; they were incompetent

Sen. Kennedy Ready to Cast Key Vote for Economic Stimulus, Senators Say

Ten Good Reasons to Vote GOP

Comparing Job Losses Against Other Recessions...

Profit: Charity or Theft of earned income? I've done some math.

Bush is fine man, great president (LTTE from Graham/DeMint Country)

Right time, wrong place?

My local nooz just said Sebelius is "at the top of the list" for HHS

Kyl: It’s ‘dangerous’ and ‘careless’ to describe a potential depression as a ‘catastrophe.’»

Gov. Palin and Legislature war over State's duty to Bush villagers in need

For those insistent that we kiss up to Iran's Ahmadinejad with apologies: We already did.

Why State Cuts Matter

Invite The Filibuster

Online progressive advocacy group "Care2" jumped the shark for me today..

I think Barney Frank won that round. MTP, stimulus debate.

Don't tell me trickle down doesn't produce

Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 8

Obama's NSC Will Get New Power

For those interested in a free popular archaeology magazine...

Your thoughts: Oldest profession? Prostitution or Governments fucking their people?

Pot scandal jolts Japan's sumo world

Larry Summer's looked like he was going to Body Slam someone this morning.

How dumb is Mike Pence?

Any one watching asshole McCain on Face the Nation?

Swiss to extend EU worker access

Good morning, Slumdogs.

Toronto Star: Middle-class communities disappearing

Iran won the war in Iraq

I could support tax cuts for the rich under one circumstance

Blockbuster sponsors voodoo hex on US soccer team (RadioShack dropped out)

John Kyl: A Depression wouldn't be so bad

Someone PLEASE set me straight!

I guess Anthony Zinni won't be joining the Obama administration anytime soon.

Obama health care savings tip:

Supporters Of $1.3 Trillion Tax Cuts In 2001 Now Call $900 Billion Recovery Plan Billion ‘Too Much"

Phelps pot photo mystery might never be solved

Should a Special Proctologist be appointed

There will be no help !

Educating Republicans and Wall Street Bankers

Question: Where Does The "Tax-Issues" Information Come From?

MSNBC: Octopussy "Channeling Angelina Jolie"

Which Democratic Senators NEED to hear from us, please?

My Grandparents are spinning in their graves right now.

Schools Face Sharp Rise in Homeless Students

An idea so beautiful and elegant that I wish there were a way to make it work...

An idea so beautiful and elegant that I wish there were a way to make it work...

An idea so beautiful and elegant that I wish there were a way to make it work...

Limbaugh, Hannity, and the GOP: an iron triangle of stimulus misinformation

Tom RIcks on Meat de Press

Wanted: Personal Economic Trainers for the Senate

Wingnut Stimulas opposition

I'm looking for a chart re: Wages vs The cost of living

Please watch, distribute these videos and help this family TORTURED BY ICE

NATO commander: Afghanistan drug raids imminent

Any chance we could pick off Collins or Snowe?

DEAR SENATE if Senators Vote Against It

Limbaugh Declares War, Cheney Declares Torture, Dick Morris Declares Treason

Russia signals new optimism on ties with U.S. .

Russia signals new optimism on ties with U.S. .

Eric Alterman: Slacker Friday


1981 primitive Internet report on KRON

That's Senator Sh*thead to you........

I don't think this is a joke - Bush Beans is hiring - Application link - I think this is in TN

Newt Gingrich and the double standard of political sexual escapades

Sen. Ensign: It’s ‘Fearmongering’ To Suggest That Any Teachers Would Lose Their Jobs»

Pope Picks another Hateful Bishop for Austria-Katrina 'God's punishment',

How many jobs did George W Bush create in his eight years?

Note to Republican Pedophiles:

Shephard Fairey - Famed Obama Artist - Arrested for "Graffiti"

STOP gutting the Stimulus Bill: Let state legislatures decide each state's participation

Eliminate Filibuster and With it the Need to Debate Republicans

Future pass, they disappear...

The Sour Smell of Corruption

The Sour Smell of Corruption

Why don't we start sending pink slips to republicans at national, state, and local level?

I got a call last night from Mom: my cousin has died of lung cancer

What types of jobs/industries are "recession-proof"?

More co-worker couples losing both incomes at once

"Main Street Job Creation Act" (BuzzFlash's name for the "stimulus" bill)

TOON: Sunday's Doonesbury - 'An Irresponsible Choice'

Slumdogs Unite!

Tragedy Down Under

DU Activist Corps Initiation Rites

Not for the faint of heart: Closures & Layoffs (Feb. 1-7)

Anti-war lawmakers worry over plan for Afghanistan - AP

Pain Isn't Partisan

The Film that will put BUSH Behind BARS!!! Playing Berlin House of Representatives - please post

Judd Gregg Opposed the Martin Luther King addition to wanting to get rid of Commerce

Guardian UK: Evolving beyond homo economicus

Warren Kimbro dies at 74; former Black Panther

How golden California sank into a black hole

Is anyone watching CNN "Your Money?" There is a guy who actually said the stimulus will to TOO much

Rachel calls Repugs out as America-haters

Bwahahaha! Ann Coulter under investigation for voter fraud!

McCain: Stimulus is 'generational theft'

A move that would bring good jobs AND reduce the deficit.

My Ten Suggestions For New DU smileys:

Limbaugh's 'porkulus' plan

Just Say No to Stimulus Package

New digital music technology developed by, uh, Southern Baptists?

Stimulus Scenarios: Size, Composition, & Jobs (6 stimulus scenarios & their job creation potential)

Independent UK: Baby mauled to death by Jack Russell and bull terrier

Steele Accused of Misusing Money During 2006 Campaign

The More You Know

Obama signs 4th pro-union regulation

Geithner delays banking bailout announcement

Forcing the gay agenda on the military will devastate it

Some of Our Lifestyle Changes Should Have Come Long Ago

Nato commanders clash on orders to kill From US General

What's with the Newt Revival this week? He's everywhere.

Obama 'guarantees' stem cell work

Report: Coulter under investigation

The More You Know

Australia wildfire deaths pass 100

Sick a**hole of the week award goes to Steven Butcher of Reseda, CA - and his stupid *ss girlfriend

Fundies: The stimulus package is Gawd-less

"Porkulus"--Limbaugh term (not actually *about* him) becomes GOP talking point

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

We tried "bi-partisanship" - it didn't work.

Before we spend another $trillion dollars on the bank...

How exactly has religion "enhanced" America?

Can we pass the Bankruptcy Modification of Mortgages please?

David Heintzman (SY Bankcorp) turned down TARP money

Where is the bailout for heartland home (w/pics)?

NATO Set to Begin Drug War in Afghanistan.

Ron Paul Is Still Kicking-- And As Clueless As Ever

Limbaugh: Flying To Close To The Sun

Heads up -- 60 Minutes has Captain Sullenberger's first interview tonight.

Did anyone catch SC Gov. Mark Sandford(R) on CNN today?

Why can't more Democrats be like Claire McCaskill and Barney Frank?

Fundies: Chicago's Big Gay Public School District

I watched Thomas Ricks on MTP with Gregory and thought he sounded like a Neo-Con...Need Help!

Anna Nicole Doc's Office Raided

Call your Reps Day for Single Payer Health Care

Tis the Season for Teacher Layoffs

In Tough Economic Times, Public Transit Users Save More than $8,400 per Household

take a peEk and CAPTION

Your Librul Media: If You Read the WaPo, You'd Never Know The Democrats Won The Election

Homeless services hit hard under weight of economy, foreclosures

Wells Fargo Chief Defends Employee-Recognition Events

Who do you think should be President in 2017?

Fishing under attack by PETA

Fishing under attack by PETA

Inspection warrants: Individual rights are in danger

The Psychological Contract has been broken

DOD spends WAY MORE ON DOMESTIC PSY-OPS than it does outside the USofA. This must change.

How Lichens Won World War II

What 3.6 Million Jobs Lost Over 13 Months Looks Like

TX Company accused of exploiting disabled; state closes home

Freeper "princess leah" asks "Isn’t it about time Rush thought about running for President himself?"

Oh look! A Golden Opportunity for Great Good Fun!

500 researchers, physicians protest elimination of public health provisions from recovery package

No one runs for the smelling salts when the word "trillion" is used re war or tax cuts for the rich

I offer this story without comment, but invite yours in reply

Tax Tips: A Batch of New Tax Breaks on Your Home

I want to say something positive about Sen. Shelby and the Republicans

Sit-Down Strikers and Laid-Off Workers Call for New Ways to Confront the Economic Crisis

Cynthia McKinney to be national spokesperson for PETA

The war on drugs...More craziness from the front lines

I live in Chicago Il

I just received an email stating that this past week the Senate voted

I just received an email stating that this past week the Senate voted

Video - War on Drugs as money earner for police and the Prison Industrial Complex

An Appreciation and Shout out to the new Mods here.

(Oregon) House supports Matthews’ bill banning sale/manufacture of novelty lighters

"Clean" Coal ad banner on DU?

No board seat for Oak Park homeless man, opponents say

omg 60 Minutes now

I will take age and experience over youth and exhuberance any time.

Loss prevention on steroids?

Sheriff: Stranded fishermen 'should have known better'-'idiots'--'can't arrest people for stupidity'

Sen. Nelson (D-Ne) returns to Omaha to tout pared-back stimulus bill & home town putting up statue

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog ......

Abandoning Torture But What About War?

Coming up on 60 Minutes: Capt Sullenberger being interviewed by Ms Couric.

We need a new law to require creditors to back the hell off

The Nation: Donald Trump and Socialists versus Wall Street CEOs

It's Official: There Is No Cooler Learning Tool Than Google Earth!

Dollars & Sense: Nutrition, Personal Finance, and Political Economy

"The American Way of Life". I need re-education. What is it, again?

Anyone watching the Grammys?? Is Whitney wasted or is that just her??

My Stop-Smoking Attempt Gets Serious, Now The Hard Part Starts...

Stephen Wolfram 's "A New Kind of Science" and Skeptic Magazine

Dateline discussing the bailout money

Have you been keeping up with Dilbert lately?

Man Shot, Killed, After Breaking Into Home and Firing Shots

Contact Mike Huckabee - tell him to STFU!!!!

Those who fail don't get to give lectures about how to succeed

CNN had "President Under Pressure" on the screen.

OMG! A 56 Year Old Swims the Atlantic...I gotta get my Exercycle Going!

Can I shoot my neighbor's dogs...?

Awesome news! Obama on climate change!

Did anyone else think that maybe, just maybe, two consecutive election ass-kickings.....

Congressional Research Service Reports Leaked

Say it ain't so! R&B singer Chris Brown wanted for hitting his girlfriend

Say it ain't so! R&B singer Chris Brown wanted for hitting his girlfriend

Someone who isn't a member of PETA will harm an animal today.

Gotta LUV Momma......On CSPAN with Brian Lamb, who was tragically born without a personality, ......

NBC..admits on You Tube...they CUT MTP ! Thomas Rick interview with "Dances with Rove" that you

Kissinger honored with "peace" award

Why our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.....

Karzai Urges Taliban Reconciliation

IMF Outlines Dire Consequences if World Fails to Act on Banks

Rendition Victims Appeal 2007 Lawsuit Dismissed on Grounds Trial Would Expose State Secrets

Leader of Afghanistan Finds Himself Hero No More

Pelosi and the House Dems Should Demand Dem Senators Kill the Fillibuster Rule

Don't give up on tax overhaul.

Biggus Dickus - "Its our due"

Synthethic CDOs and currency values....

When You Compare Politicians' Salaries to CEOs' How Can You Be Surprised At the Corruption?

Infomercial Overload?

Guantanamo prisoner returns to Afghanistan, and is arrested again in another dubious U.S. raid

Sorry just getting ready for tomorrow!

More 'good' use of our tax dollars?

A child and his dog.........

Stephanie Miller on C-Span Q&A

Denver metro area - you guys without power?

The CBS 60 Minutes segment on Flight 1549 & their crew is now available on the CBS site.

Mandatory town hall meetings in their homestates for congressmen/women?

Was Obama right to endorse the efforts of Nelson & Collins & Specter?

John Conyers, Pat Leahy pushing 'pay for play' bills in Congress

For those suffering under winter's icy grip...

Is your child a shining rainbow beneath which golden prospects await?

Anyone know anything about flights being cancelled due to empty seats vs. weather?

Things will never be the same...

Sicko, is an incredible movie. Just watched it for the first time. You need to see it.

Do either of these party chairmen get paid or is this a voluntary deal?

WHO GETS WHAT: Billions to colleges and students

The Repubs can't wait to blame this economy and wars on Obama...

Interesting photos of a very preggo Bristol Palin

Just watched a CBC piece on the effect of the recession on China. Makes me mad to think....

Take a look at the inauguration photo - you can zoom in on any

Columbus Weatherman is a KOOKY global warming denier

The first U.S. case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in Colorado

Could Arnold Schwarzenegger have ever been president?

Graph comparing job losses in the last three recessions

Ed Schultz Coming to Freedom 570 WTNT Monday - We need to support liberal radio media voices!

Change takes time, friends.

Notice to the World: I don't give a shit

What's with all this "Anybody But Howard Dean" for HHS talk?

Homeowner, Suspect Both Hurt after Burglary

Iran's Khatami to run for office

Brain aneurysms and flying

FR: The Earth is the center of the Universe, God's glorious design!


Read the story of Binyam Mohamed and decide if we can "move forward" without prosecuting torturers.

Boycott Aunt Millie's Bakery - protect union contracts!

Vegetative woman "in condition to have babies"

US military using Britain's atomic weapons factory to carry out research denied them here at home

Dear Howard Dean, Take the Reins of Democracy For America

Homeless camps strain environment

US workers' unions oppose offshoring as IT cos trim jobs

Who's to blame - the rich or the poor?

Missing Person Alert ! Has anybody heard from Old Crusoe?

specter, collins, and snowe may be gifts that keep on giving

7 Helpful Tips For the Child Who Made My Flight Hell (LOLOLOLOL)

The Grammys

CIA has launched a vast spying operation in the UK to prevent a repeat of the 9/11 attacks

One thing Obama does that Bush also did

Stimulus Creates Work Not Jobs - HUH?

Our dear friends at Jim Robinson's FreeRepublic.....

Let's talk about something else: People who are habitually late

Petition to investigate Bush and Cheney for war crimes

Why did Air America fail?

American economics in a nutshell...

Foreigners abandon cars to flee Dubai : Apology notes, maxed out credit cards attached to some

No surprise: Doctor who espoused vaccine-autism link manipulated data.

Jury Nullification : Peers Refuse to Convict Disabled Vet in Pot Bust

Republicans conceded that their position is a failure, and Democrats missed it.

Recovery Bill: You can't win a fixed 'game'

Fired exec: 'Starbucks saved my life', Tom Hanks to star in movie

The money is there. All that has to be done is tax for it.

Paul Krugman: What the Centrists Have Wrought

A child and her cat................

A Graphical Guide for the Homonym Challenged:

Get Ready ... Get Set ..... now comes C-SPAN Steph (Miller)

Get Ready ... Get Set ..... now comes C-SPAN Steph (Miller)

An Open Letter to Obama -- Team of Rivals needs Dean for HHS

Why It Won't Be Howard Dean; Why That's Too Bad

Obama's NSC will get sweeping new powers

I'm not religious, but this story speaks volumes....

I favor Howard Dean for HHS .... but I am taking bets that he will not get it

To give an idea of what kind of scumbag racist......

Would you support the following Constitutional Amendment?

American Diabetes Association Outsources Fundraising

How Come Republicans are Against American "Pork", but are OK with Foreign "Pork"

Currently "Centrists" are those that value serving corporations over social issues on EITHER side!

Courts split over (warrantless) police searches of handhelds

It Ain't Fearmongering If It's True...

Marijuana May Raise Testicular Cancer Risk

White House Looking At 16, 19, 23-month Troop Withdrawal Options For Iraq

NY Times: ‘Mom in Chief’ Touches on Policy, and Tongues Wag

Subprime video - very funny and prescient showing arrogance of IBankers as a satire (MUST WATCH!)

Child in car accident "dropped off at fire station", dies from injuries

Twit Katie Couric to Hero Pilot Sullenberger: "Did you at any point PRAY?"

Drug Found That Could Reduce Risk Of Alzheimer's

Catch 60 minutes now - Capt. Sullenberger interview

Why do people call television 'dumb', 'evil', 'something to be killed' et cetera?

Dear GOP: I will already get a huge tax cut this year when I file..

Torture Liability for Rendition Aircraft Company

Galena/Jo Daviess IL Area to be Polluted by Dairy Manure

Why rethugs will fight every attempt by Dems to get anything done...

Now and then I take this clipping off my fridge and reread it..

Now and then I take this clipping off my fridge and reread it..

The People That Are Going To Hell

The U.S. War Machine, Halliburton, and John McCain’s Utter Subservience to Power

Grammy Awards: Nominees for Song Of The Year-1969:

Here's a fresh idea: $2,000 debit card for all taxpapers

Bank of America: Yeah it sucks that your mom died but PAY HER F**KING CREDIT CARD BILL !!!!!

Bank of America: Yeah it sucks that your mom died but PAY HER F**KING CREDIT CARD BILL !!!!!

Man, Nausicaa of the valley of the winds sucked.

I called for a dental appointment. reception lady asked if I had been diagnosed with my cavities

Comedy in America - Chevy Chase vs Richard Pryor

FB Mafia Wars anyone?

Aly Walk with me-- the Raveonettes

For the U2 DUers, here's a preview vid of 30 secs of each song on the new album

Stop what you're doing! "Trailer Park Boys: the Movie" is airing on Comedy Central RIGHT FUCKING NO

Widget keeps throwing up

If I lose another four tenths of a pound by Monday

Teeth are annoying.

Tell me AGAIN how the Democrats are going to help homeless people????

I'm just popping by for a moment, before I go to bed...

I'm just popping by for a moment, before I go to bed...

Post a post!

Where do you start

A thought re: Phelps...

Is "Bush deliberately let 9/11 happen" an anti-Bush statement?

Is what is what it was?

Would you spend over $1000 for a rare coin?

Post something you like / don't like about the State of Kansas

Now — sex... sex, sex, sex

Hey, remember that time Kimbo Slice got his assed kicked in an MMA fight?

Should we goose-step?

Oh I HAVE to start drinking lattes

Thank you very much to whomever donated a star to me

hmmm this one could get interesting

What I did tonight: Went to see Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo

Oh, gods. This is the funniest headline ever!

I had the WEIRDEST dream ever last night

Any air conditioning/heat pump experts here? Help, please.

Any air conditioning/heat pump experts here? Help, please.

Sean John "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" t-shirt, $32

ok I'm going to the mall... what can I get ya??

Wife dies-misses first Super Bowl ever in their marriage

A website devoted to..........bacon.

PSA for the day: Think with your dipstick or a Scotsman will whack you with his

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Sun 2/8/2009)

"Miles from India"...McLaughlin, Corea, Cobb, Carter & other Davis alumni team with Indian musicians

George Bush admits he's stupid in new video...

SKorean granny fails driving test 771 times

Neglected, abandoned plant. Can it be saved?

On your marks....GET SET.....

Is this a joke or not?

Can someone please explain to me how Nip Tuck has lasted this long?

Frrisk fail.

I would consider "cybering" ('sex' over the i.m/chat) to be cheating.

How does one boil milk without burning it?


Alan Streets

Attn Shakespeare on Film fans: New adaptation of The Tempest by Julie Taymor

Can't afford a robot vacuum cleaner? No problem

I'll Be Doggone

"Hi, Phil. I saw you tootling around yesterday with your little Priapus!"

I'm scared to look. Who could not leave the sevens alone?

Michael Phelps... Really?!? SNL clip

Your Suspicions about Autism

Iggy Pop TV Eye Live is the best cleaning music EVAH!

Ann coulter is one skinny bitch

What are you listening to?

this song describes how I feel SO MUCH

Bomb Squad Destroys School Science Project

Movie Scenes Quiz

Now See What You Have Gone And Done

Stories From the Road: The West

laz-y-boy inhome design consultants---wtf??????

Post something you DON'T like about Hawaii.

I see your lolcat, and raise you a dancing cat.

I just made oatmeal raisin cookies

Has anyone heard when National Gorn Day is this year??

can cats be "retarded" We have a kitty a little over a year old he is mean as fuck

Is this REALLY what we want a 1st time visitor to see???

"Stimulus package" sounds dirty ? doesn't it

"Stimulus package" sounds dirty ? doesn't it

Can't... tear... self... away... from flash games...

Ad: "Free Vermin". The picture made me LOL.

Anyone here ever see The Stooges in the day, or Iggy Pop in the day?

More brilliant Japanese inventions you can't live without! (dialup warning)

**** Official PRO BOWL Thread! *****

Oopsie dupesie!

WOOHOO!! Parche is back!

I apologize in advance if this offends no one

Yay...My buddy Vance won a Grammy

A question for any sailors in the audience Re:"Latest Try to Free Ship Grounded at Hawaii Fails"

OMG. My daughter has to draw a picture of a monster and we were giving

List Your Fun Things to Do when You are Snowed In...?

If you haven't seen Ladies in Lavender

Anyone have a recipe for hobo chili?

Capt. Sullenberger coming up on 60 Minutes.

Make The Longest Sentence You Can Think Of (in characters) Using The Least Amount Of Words

Any "Coast to Coast AM" fans here? I gave in and rejoined "streamlink."

Wait, the Grammys are tonight?

Halp!1 Need the HTML code for yellow highlighting

Lounge Foodies: Can goat cheese be substituted for mascarpone?

The navy should rename the gorunded ship "George W. Bush Ship of State" and leave it there

POLAR BEAR ATTACK! (Graphic Photos)

Never mind me- just trying to euthanize an all-day-long earworm.

The mosquitoes must be mistaken. It is NOT summer yet.

If you are making a website, what is copyrighted and what is not?


What the hell was that?

I am feeling sundered from my friends.

Has anyone seen "The Chasers War on Everything"?

Hate me,I like coldcuts.

Hate me, I like Child's Play.

Anyone watching the Grammys?? Is Whitney wasted or is that just her??

A child and her cat.................

The dog ate something dead, he stinks, I'm too fracking tired to wash him tonight.

Like me, I hate your guts.

What songs are going through your mind and you have no clue why?

Travis is walking

If you are interested, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is on TV tomorrow. Link to schedule:

Child and His Dog and Dogs are Friendly

Any typo3 developers here?

The University Counseling Center's appointment policy sucks!

Stevie has more musical talent in his left nutsack than all three Jonas Bros put together

eReader "Plastic Logic" is almost here

oops, duplicated

If any girls actually get kissed on stage it'll surprise the fuck out of me

And yet another kitty cat thread... (56k warning, cat pictures)

Post something you like about Transylvania.

Facebook question

Rev. Gary Davis

post-Waters Floyd - mediocre vehicle for Gilmours ego or empty husk of once-great prog-rock band?

"Castles don't have phones, Asshole!"

I'm watching the UK House of Commons on C-Span. What fun!

Chris Brown under investigation for Grammy-day assault,amid Rihanna noshow.

Are these Grammys OR Brit Awards (of some kind)?!1

Coldplay is on 60 Minutes. That just proves

Say it ain't so! R&B singer Chris Brown wanted for hitting his girlfriend

Can I hook up a secondary router to my FiOS router/modem?

A song for us woman

Donnie Darko on the tube tonight.

Miley Cyrus on the Grammys...

Things to do while avoiding watching the Jonas Bros. performance on the Grammys

I have taken all kinds of prescription drugs (Viagra, etc)

If a customer starts out ornery.. tests and tests your language skills ...then

Was there a senior prank when you were in high school?

We're getting all new toilets. Anybody have any recommendations?

Sad to say. Allen Iverson and Steve Nash are on the downward slide

I tasted Limburger cheese yesterday

The Moon:

So, I am standing there at the 7-11 perusing the latest literary contributions from SMOOTH magazine

Awesome tattoo pic (huge!)

The definitive DU Coldplay/Satriani---plagarism?? poll

Best temptation singer?

TZ versus LynneSin: Deathmatch.

Someone at HBO has a really twisted sense of humor

Not sure I did the right thing

*WARNING* the Grammy's may enduce nightmares

Need help trying to find a song --

Is wine supposed to *hiss* at you when you unscrew the cap?

So, I didn't bother to follow Fringe after the pilot episode. Is it still a weak X-Files ripoff?

The 5 most popular pages on YouTube.

Menstrual calendar apps...for men

Hate me, I like Coldplay.

Coldplay: I don't get it

I told a friend she's pretty enough to be a model or actor and she said my eyes need checking

Full Moon frenzy

Post sometyhing you like about Tralfamador

I was walking to work this afternoon and came upon a lady lying on the street.

Papa Roach fans?

Doggy Dilemma

For fuck's sake, how in the name of fuck can a cat do this to himself

Ozzy Osbourne has more provocative moves than Katie Perry

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 2/8/09

Okay...weird question...

What no-longer-published magazines/papers do you miss reading?

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is on TCM!

Do YOU support the raising of free range children?

I may have to leave this other message board I go on.

Y'all know me and my little stories

I just wrote a short story and I don't know what to do next. Perhaps you have some ideas?

I have found the closest thing to perfect in blue jeans

Muppety Earworm!

How much does it cost to have a blacktop driveway put in?

Shit! Where's my other W-2?!

My Grandmother Died today, she was 101 and a real New Deal Democrat

Your Sunday LOLcats. (dial-up warning)

Who is going to watch the Grammy's tonight?

Challenge: Post something you like about New York WITHOUT mentioning New York City.

My next car - the Koenigsegg CCXR

I keep spamming myself on Yahoo, it seems

Seeing billyskanks's drawing reminded me of the DUer Cleofus (sp?)

I am flying to NewJersey next week (liberty)

Fans of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Music Lovers Check out our first song!

kitten picture of the day for sunday february 8

What's on your mp3 player/TV/stereo?

What is your Rock Band Triumvirate?

If anyone cares, Rhianna Cancels Grammy Performance; Chris Brown Sought By Police

just saw Slumdog Millionaire - what did folks think of it?

Well there goes the Led Zeppelin tour

Surprise! A cat post.

can someone please tell me what is so damn "cute" about baby talk and pretending to be stupid?

If you had to choose one Rock band

Why does reality tv hate fat people? (Hells kitchen spoiler)

a world without pro-football seems so...empty...and cold....and grey...

Finally, Tia Carrere is awarded her long overdue Grammy

OK, now, be honest

Battle of the Songwriters: Bob Dylan vs. The Beatles

I've completed a family project of great personal impact.

Grammys Thread (If You're Watching)

Dean says we have built a national powerhouse, we have to work to keep it and not be complacent.

Illya Kuryakin 1966

What is your country music triumvirate?

Well crap. Lost another jazz great. Blossom Dearie has passed away

What do you think of porn?

Anybody watching this show on MSNBC about absent fathers?

I apologize in advance if this offends anyone

Battlestar Galactica fans--what did you think of the outcome of the coup? SPOILER ALERT

Where can you get scrod?

The Turnaround by George Pelecanos.....good so far...

If you could keep my artwork thread kicked a bit, I'd be v. grateful.

Will Durbin (Reid's future replacement) be a better Senate leader?

So I hear a lot of complaining about the stimulus...

What economic "centrism" really is.

Blogger for NYT: I dreamt of Obama taking a shower

So, what's Obama's cheezburger policy, anyway?

Israelis - Please Do Not Elect Netanyahu or Likud Legislators

Political lessons from Night of the Living Dead (or why is it always a Harry)

"I'm afraid (we House Republicans) won't stick together"

Race for Gillibrand's seat a 'battle royale'; GOP accuses Dem Candidate of Tax Evasion

Move to trim Obama's middle class tax cut trimmed in stimulus bill

There is much that they took out

Action call: "We're tired of being trickled on!" That is the message

Are Republicans trying to destroy America or

So what exactly is the GOP's argument?

Health Care Now

Memo to Steele: The American people decided they don't want your ideas

I hate CNN.

Steele-RNC "IT's work, it's not jobs"

Gingrich with a straight face: "The Bush/Obama spending plan".

New economic advisory panel for President Obama

Bill Clinton, Barack Obama: As MSM, GOP opposition grows, has anything changed?

NOT getting everything he wants NOW is what Obama NEEDS

LEAKED: The Original Republican Ideas For the Obama Stimulus Plan

NYT: Stimulus bill could be on President Obama's desk by the end of the week..

Prediction: Elkhart will be half real people and half planted Joe the Plumbers

Klein: The Lessons of Daschle: Can Obama Reboot?

Robert Reich pretty much stated the Republican position and plan

So GOP strategy is for R Senators to call House Rs "chicken." Did I get this right?

Democrats - "in for a penny, in for a pound"

If we bargain away the most critical elements to placate those who will not be placated

The stim would have been different if 50+ the VP passed the bill

Letter to Obama from The New Agenda...interesting on Kim Gandy

It's official: Pimple Butt is the leader of the GOP

Article on Obama's Upcoming Trip to Ft. Myers region.

I had a dream last night that The Lego Company and The Tinkertoy Company were fighting over politics

Sod the Cuts & Fight back - Name the Senator destroying peoples jobs

Connect the dots - is obstructionism toward Obama's plan linked to stolen elections?

Lawmakers Say Stimulus Bill Expected to Pass Quickly

A little FULL of yourself, CNN? "A new administration takes over and CNN is keeping them honest."

Dean, Sebelius, Bredesen, Podesta and Bernie Sanders

I keep hearing THs say they hope Obama gets asked this question tomorrow:

Fired up!

Castro's Done Praising Obama Now

Krugman: "Lemon Socialism" aka "the Geithner put"

Steele's "Peek a boo theory of job creation and employment"

How many Senators and Congresspeople do OPEN townhalls in their home states?

Kerry explains the difference between the impact of tax cuts and job-creating stimulus

I think all of us here on DU can agree on at least one thing.

Can anyone direct me to a summary of what's been changed in the bill?

Democrats- you own the economy now

Republican Stimulus package: Motivate the poor to enrich the wealthy

There will be setbacks and false starts...

There will be setbacks and false starts...

GOP folks following bad advice....protesting President Obamas stim bill

Whoops, didn't see this was already posted..Krugman on the Stimulus"What the Centrists Have Wrought"

i think he is doing great (and what i say goes )!

Revolt of the Liberals?

all Alex Witt did all weekend was to parrot Steele's address in all it's silliness. She is a hack.

Bipartisanship: An abusive marriage. And, the American people are the children.

FAIL: MSM's attempt to empower the whining Repubs, who are still in a desperate position

Remembering the elections. We did it. They lost (Image heavy - not for dial up)

Elkhart, Indiana - People wait in long line for tickets to see Obama

Krugman: Senate Stimulus "compromise" cuts most needed parts of plan.

Sorry Bill, I'd rather kiss my new boss. [gif]

The White House needs to release a list of folks from whom pundits and talk shows can get the

GOP seeking to end ban on some donation limits

It is time to get past the notion of instant gratification.

Any good actors that would be able to play Obama in a biopic? n/m

How did the FIRST bailout, the corporate-friendly one, work out for everybody?

Ron Christie: "He (President) doesn't need to campaign but sit in his office and govern."

Quote For The Day - "He is, it seems, a kind of delicate but thunderingly hardass Illinois pol,"

So, who's McCain going to pick for his running mate?

Will this forum go back to GD-Political? Or is it just President focused?

Mn - Please hurry up and seat the properly elected Senator Al Franken; people may actually die.

Anyone else have the Sunday night, Nobama blues?

PUKE ALERT: Monica (Crowley?) sez Obama is not optimistic like Reagan.

Barack Obama, what have you wrought ??

Republicans warn stimulus will lead to a disaster

Why Do Republicants Hate Education?


The slightly delayed latest billyskank artwork thread.

"He had to spend a LOT of capital on his apology."

Summary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (including compromise)

Today's provocative statement: If this were a dictatorship, Barack Obama could fulfill every one of

Republicans escalate their war on states, cutting stimulus aid to almost every state.

PHOTOS: President Obama and family return from Camp David

We need to frame the GOP as The Do Nothings for 2010 since they have planned for 2010 all along

Obama puts brake on Afghan surge

Biden: "Did you guys do something wrong?" (returns from Munich trip)

How was your Stimulus Event yesterday?

Instead of limiting executive pay to $500K - which has a nice populist

Congratulations, ladies!

CNN - It's all about ta-ta-ta-timing

The Nation: "Biden vs. Summers"

Venezuela opposition protests Chavez vote plan

Mexican border city protests army operations-paper

Nepal police post attacked, one officer killed

Ferries collide in Bangladesh, 10 die

Workers end strike on Thai resort island

Rain, river diversion plans ease China drought

Afghan leader praises better ties with Pakistan

Russia denies influencing Kyrgyzstan on US base

Economists Agree Time Is of the Essence for Stimulus

Artist of Famed Obama Poster Arrested

Pakistan probes group's claim of holding American

Stimulus will lead to 'disaster,' Republican warns

Texas evangelicals helped effort to stop Palin 'troopergate' probe

Ex-Leader of Iran Announces Candidacy

GOP seeks to end ban on some donation limits

Stimulus Battle May Signal Tough Sell for Bank Rescue

NATO commander: Afghanistan drug raids imminent

Yemen to free al-Qaeda suspects

65, 000 Gallons of Oil Sludge Spills Near Chicago.

Russian official: Biden's words 'very positive'

Unemployment benefits safety net is fraying

Film on German hero in China seen stirring debate

U.S. Officials Offer Dismal Review of War in Afghanistan

Frank Says Obama to Steer Funds to Foreclosure Relief

Swiss canton ends tax breaks for rich foreigners

Warner Brothers to outsource jobs to India

Pat Buchanan's essay about race is on David Duke's Website.

Ann Coulter under investigation

Stimulus will lead to 'disaster,' Republican warns

Victorian bushfires death toll expected to rise to 230

Food writer's online guide to building an H-bomb...the 'evidence' that put this man in Guantanamo

States' only option now is budget pain

Venezuela arrests police, guard in synagogue attack

56-year-old becomes first woman to swim Atlantic (*WOW*)

Stimulation (as in stimulating the economy)

"Who killed the electric car?"

Red State Update: Obama's Tax Cheat Cabinet

Mayor Cheye Calvo describes police smashing into his home.

Mr Cheney YOU Have Terrified More People Than Any Terrorist! ~Olbermann

Account of Torture by ICE .. right from the horses mouth

The Week In Cartoons 02/07/09

February 5, 2009: The Day in 100 Seconds

The truthiness of Michael Steele: The reality of it is Bush inherited a recession, got us through it

SNL: Pelosi, Reed, Itchy and Scratchy

Al Gore: 'Planetary Solution' Essential to Ending Climate Cr

Proof China Faked Their Spacewalk

RNC chair denies campaign spending abuses (Steele on Stephanopoulos)

“Journalist” Needs an Editor: Writes About Obama Fantasies

Senator Stabenow urges Senate to fund green collar jobs and invest in the new green economy

Face the Nation: McCain Won't Back Stimulus Bill

This Just In: Israel Is Indeed Our 51st State!

Politics in the Bubble (includes Tzipi Livni "DJing" in a Tel Aviv nightclub)

...Neo-Conservatism’s Core

California's car industry goes green - electric car renaissance underway

James Wolcott: Final-Exit Strategies

Barney Frank on MTP: Republican Hypocrisy

White House: DEA Raids in Medical Marijuana States Will Stop

Eric Margolis: Time for America to get small

Obama’s approval rating is sinking, and that’s OK

Prisons to Work

Prop 8 donor law shows disclosure is a two edged sword

TYT: 'The Best Little Whore House On Wall Street'

TYT RANT: Cenk Goes Off On AC's Ridiculous Comments

US Considers February 15 Referendum "an Internal Matter" for Venezuela

Dems to Hire 'Psycho' from 'Revolutionary Road' to 'Reason' With GOP

Newsweek cover Feb.16th-We are all Socialists Now

Dealing With Bankrupt Banks: Nationalization or Welfare

Slumdogs Unite! By FRANK RICH

Underreported: Nukes cost U.S. $52 billion last year

Specter and 'Maine,' and Pray for the Remaining GOP Insane

Most Republican Governors Back Congress Passing The Stimulus Plan

Guardian UK: Fear and loving

The First Time I've Ever Felt Angry About Paying Taxes

It's a Democratic Disaster - SEN. JAMES INHOFE

Ann Coulter is Under Investigation for Vote Fraud (Update)

Fatal accident raises concerns over dementia and driving

More to Promote Outsourcing Than Nearly Anyone Else In America

Hero Pilot Sully to Katie: 'I Still Second-Guess Myself'

Obama Grassroots Network Meets Over Stimulus.

Rush Limbaugh has his grip on the GOP microphone

Cue the world's smallest violin (Media Matters)

Congressional Research Service Reports Leaked

CNN has a pretty good short comparison of bills

You can read it in their faces!

Obama's team of zombies....By David Sirota

Climate Change in Action (Aussie fires)

My American Family is stuck in Pakistan

The Age of Stupid


xpost: Wiped out: Towns destroyed by killer fires (Victoria, Australia)

96 Confirmed Dead So Far In Australian Bushfires - AFP

Citizen scientists' notes pinpoint affects of climate change

Officials Confirm Foot-And-Mouth Oubreak In Basra - "Probably" 60,000 Animals Infected So Far

FDA Unaware Peanut Corporation Of America Even Made Peanut Butter - Last Inspected In 2001

NUKE-IN-A-BOX?-IT’S HERE NOW (Nuclear reactor—about 60 feet tall by 15 feet in diameter)

KBR Preparing To Plead Guilty Under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Bribery, Nigeria 1995 - 2004

The Endowment Effect, Sunk Costs And Loss Aversion - How They May Impact Transition & Infrastructure

At Least 84 Children Die In Nigeria From Toxic Teething Syrup - Contained Diethylene Glycol - NYT

Mexico turns toward alternative energy (AP)

Russia's Descent Into Reality - Energy Sector Facing Huge Debts, High Costs, Low Prices

Fiat 500 gets new Start&Stop system (AllPar)

Once Again, Energy Boom Flips To Energy Bust In Intermountain West - LA Times

$50 Billion Tax payer Loan - Was this loan for new nuclear reactors pulled

WCG Clean Energy Project is Live -- crunch for energy research

The plan: 7 Fiat vehicles for U.S. (CNET/Automotive News)

Global Sea Level Rise Doubles From 1970s - 1.7 mm/yr To 3/4 mm/year - As Polar Ice Loss Accelerates

From The "Not Getting It" Dept. - NAHB Unveils "Green" Demo Home - 8,000+ sf, $4 Million (est.)

Our darkest day (The Age: Melbourne)

It's FINALLY raining in Northern California!

Non Sequitur TOON : "Thinning the Herd"

Slo-mo Splat

Andrew Sullivan: "A False Premise"





Today in labor history Feb 8 Vigilantes beat IWW organizers for exercising free-speech rights

Shift Happens

Confession of a union buster--Book Review

New DU labor widget, new updates at Joes Union Review

The lamest excuse ever. Right-wingers against Pinochet! LOL

Colombia: A Make-Over for Stumbling Rebels

Grenade explodes at anti-Chavez party headquarters

Venezuela opposition protests Chavez vote plan

Official Jewish spokesman: Chavez not to blame; Chavez gov't liberal, always supports minorities

The "free market" has spoken with its invisible hand!

Without starting a battle, just an observation.

Wonder why you're paying more at the pump?

Will Real Estate transactions, now, be delayed?

Don't miss this !! Madeoff whistleblower hearing re-run NOW on C-span.

Option ARMs and Recast Shock Syndrome: Toxic Financial Products are Imploding on Schedule

Inadequate Loan Loss Reserves At Numerous Minnesota Banks

banks may need more than 1 TRILLION!!!

I got laid off today.

Dueling (Boston Globe) Op-Eds on DADT

Apparently the SEC folks are crying about be cold in Florida,,,

Andrew Brandt: The Pro Bowl problem. Interesting take

Union official tipped A-Rod to test, report allegesby Ken Rosenthal

MLB needs to stiffen the penalties for steroid use.

A non-Barry Bonds, non-steroid anything else here...

Roberto Clemente. A Real American Hero!

Hmmm...the SEC is not in the top 25 college hockey rankings [humor added for affect]

The Jack Rabbit Chess Report (February 8): Svidler takes the Rock; A Yank wins Moscow Open

When was the last time your favourite MLB team won the World Series?

Greatest Owners in Sports..

Rocket hits southern kibbutz; none injured

U.S. Jew 'stabbed in the face by Palestinians in Jerusalem'

Rift Between Hamas and Fatah Grows After Gaza

Israeli action worse than apartheid: South Africa

Journal axes gene research on Jews and Palestinians

If not fascism, what is?

Rockets Strike Israel as Hamas Negotiates Gaza Truce (Update1)

Avigdor Lieberman's hardline party widens its appeal in Israel's election (video)

Israel elections: '99% of Israeli Arabs stand by their loyalty to the state'

Israeli Arabs fear a Gaza backlash as far right prepares for power role

Hamas, Gaza and Bush’s Legacy

Report: Israel to free Marwan Barghouti as part of Shalit deal

Palestinian poll: Support in Hamas drops

Hamas is shit and no lefty worthy of his/her stripes would ever suck up to it

Knesset sources predict giant gov't

Hamas: Fatah strongman Dahlan collaborated with Israel ahead of Gaza op

Defense sources: Air Force can't repeat Gaza successes in bigger war

Shalit and Hamas: The deal that could bring down Abbas

'The Jewish majority should be afraid'

Venezuela arrests police, guard in synagogue attack

Herzl's vision of racism

For newly homeless Palestinians, tents stir memories of 1948

$20,000 for an outpatient surgery.

Prescription Rant: Big Box Pharmacy indifference;

The chances of future flu pandemic was

Whistleblower received threats, intimidation and apparent smear campaign

Kahane won

Detox, Shmeetox

Addressing a child’s special needs can be difficult overseas

U.S. mulls alternatives to Manas Air Base

Economic crisis could affect defense budget

Biden tells Europe U.S. will push diplomacy

Soldier who fled German police sentenced

Ex-airman charged in beating death

Navy training Iraqis in bomb disposal techniques

Uganda rebels kill 900 during AFRICOM-backed operation

Parachute training returns to Misawa

Obama Considering Iraq Withdrawal Options

SEALs' Own Errors Led to Chute Deaths

Airbus Tankers Deal Still Flying

Army Looking for Ways to Curb Suicides

Army Creates New Career Field

Zero Tolerance for Sex Offenders

Beating Bogus Discharges

Have Courage, We Will Win

KBR Gets Contract Despite GI Deaths

Stray animals remain a problem in Naples

Navy Warship Runs Aground

150 Utah Guard Soldiers Coming Home From Iraq

How will America be disarmed??

Woman uses revolver to defend herself, her mother, and her home.

The Virginia Tech Betrayal/NYtimes antigun BS

Retired Troop Nets Cash Assisting Recruiting

One Cushy Ride

Nomination Spigot for DoD Posts Goes Dry

$30M Abuse Case Began at Boot Camp

Daughter Gets Surprise: Daddy Home From Iraq

Kyrgyzstan: Decision on Base Closure is Final

Military Struggles to Recruit Hispanics

Is Hawaii the bellwether state for banning concealed weapons?

Man Shot, Killed, After Breaking Into Home and Firing Shots

Romanian Winter...

I don't know what this is...

Winter's Empire

If you say "Home Depot" - Ding Ding we have a winner

The door of opportunity.....

"Take this man to the tower!"

okay, in the bird vein

hot day, cool room...

Romanian Winter #2

RED...dang it...

Textures, Shapes, Colors...

A couple more birds..

WeMoon Starcast for week of Feb 6

The Stars This Week: "Teamwork Moves You Forward" - February 9 - February 15, 2009

A little help in GD..?

Sure beats being abducted by aliens or a Day of Contrasts

Question about sending light.....

The Psychic Consortium Thread VI

February 7 Matthew Message is up

Robert Furman - He played a key role in the Manhattan project

A band of hundred of millions of stars discovered orbiting the galaxy.

Huge Observatory in Andes Takes Shape

New World Wolves and Coyotes Owe Debt to Dogs

I think it would be interesting for Bill Moyers to interview the Dalai Lama

When Parents Call God Instead of the Doctor

How exactly has religion "enhanced" America?

I just got blasted by some fundies for my fish on the back of the car

Chowhound's members had a pretty good

Go ahead, laugh,mock and casts dispersions: I made the bacon explosion

Chili Question

Breakfast for the week

I made the most beautiful mile high lemon soup pie last night...

Quick and easy artichoke hummus.

Looking for a brownie recipe that uses creamed butter with sugar, eggs and cocoa powder

Sunday Edition - What's for dinner?

Top Counter-Terrorism Experts Question 9/11

The Franklin Scandal - New book coming soon

Saturday's SBOE Forum


Mickey Rourke on red carpet at Baftas

DU Battlestar Galactica fans! What do you think of season 4.5 so far?

Any typo-3 afficianados here? Developer disappeared long ago....

AVG problem

Wireeless router's Installation software fails to recognize that the computer has an ethernet port

Remember in the Climate control hearing with Gore, when Kerry suggested a joint project with China

Anyone see Thomas Ricks on Meet the Press today?

Key Labour employment plan close to collapse

'Lodger' Smith in home expenses row