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Archives: December 12, 2010

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KRUGMAN NAILS IT - "Orwellian Centrism"

2 week old male baby elephant (First elephant born at Singapore Zoo in 9 years) - pics

National Organization for Women (NOW) Urges Senate to Reject Obama Tax Plan

Social Security: The Coming Cave-in

Are you guys watching this shit on 60 minutes.

You should run for office.

Why the left is right to be cross with Obama

Barack Obama joins assault on WikiLeaks

In order to see the Future, you have to visit the Past.

LOL, I ran into a BBC weather report in SCOTS GAELIC on YouTube!

'I got rid of the Cholera. I put it on ebay.'

Well, we got our blizzard.

Some nice Sunday morning music: Glen Campbell, great version of Paul Westerberg's "Sadly, Beautiful"

Dear Minnesota: you shouldn't have

I heard Debbie Gibson's "Sleigh Ride"...

Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson's "The Girl Is Mine"...the Igor Presnyakov acoustic cover version

People magazine and it's ilk, how depressing.

Paul McCartney, "Maybe I'm Amazed"

Do you ever read something so annoying on Facebook that you come here to respond

need suggestions for last minute online Xmas card maker site

Nooky or kuddle?

Nike billboard in 30 seconds


So much for a Zombie-free weekend.

sunset picture - the hard way

"Are you wiping your Ka Ka hands on the bath towel?"

The Blue Sash.

Hi-ho, hi-ho... once again, it's off to work I go!!!

Rain forecast in the PNW everyday for the next six weeks, seriously.

Paul McCartney song "Jet" -- what is it about?

Siouxie and the Banshees "Cities in Dust"

Nick Drake, "Northern Sky"

Time to get "Lowdown and Dirty"

Where to post a link to a graphic, disturbing news story.

Relationship - a card game

It's Frank Sinatra's Birthday!

BREAKING: Suspected DOS Attack On Amazon Servers Just Overwhelming Demand For CaliforniaPeggy Book

MiddleFingerMom KNOWS how to show somebody a (nudge-nudge wink-wink) good time.

It's a BIRD!! It's a PLANE!! No, it's... (sigh)... (sigh)... (DEEP all is pointless sigh)...

It's so seldom we cat properties get such sweet revenge...

Famous hypocrites

I need to get away from "Kaspersky" anti-virus. Had 2 weird cyber incidents

Greed is instilled early with Repugs.

Obama's Latest Great Compromise

Bosses you'd like to see on UNDERCOVER BOSS!

30-27 That is all.

Day After the Snow, Pics

My DU Lounge music club selection of the evening

I twisted my foot very badly - turned out I actually fractured it.

symbol of what xmas has become...

Oh noes--conundrum! Need Loungers' advice ASAP regarding my novel!

Andy Kaufman on SNL

Christmas morning at the CMW/Heidi household:

DUers any ideas on how to stretch the holiday gift buck this year.

Simon's Cat - Santa Claws

NFL game in Dome postponed due to snow (NY football Giants stuck in Kansas City)

We lost to the FSCKING LIONS????

Can Anyone Recommend a Decent Christmas Tree Stand?

oh lord -- what my border collie ate -- a warning to dog owners

The rest of us -- Not Dog Whisperers, exactly...

My long search for a used car is over today.

What is the temp where you are?

What Do We Learn about Julian Assange From His Alleged OKCupid Profile? (NY Mag)

M-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m- m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m- m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m etc.

I got tank of #2 fuel oil. Almost $800

The water is too cold for manatees, I'm bored

And finally... ... ... ... ... ... ... socksual tension.

It's raining outside and I'm bored, so here's a closeup photo of my hard little white conch:

It's so cold tonight, we've dispersed the pets to one human apiece...

Overeating, like drug use, rewards and alters brain patterns...NPR

Everyone say hi to my girlfriend Jennifer (pic)

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Maul Santa Edition

What is the greatest adventure you have ever been on? For me it was a white water

I need an awesome CD of Christmas music

Favorite Person/thing named "The Great".

Poll: Fake tree or real tree?

Hey guys the movie Zardoz is on Netflix instant view, what was 007 thinking to make this movie.

'Mossad, CIA, MI6 behind Tehran attacks'

Bangladesh police break up workers protest; 150 hurt

Cuban-born Ros-Lehtinen brings hawk's view to foreign affairs

Russia 'tracked' spy killers in UK

Terrorist attacks in Sweden kill 1, injure many

Julian Assange's accusers are 'jealous liars' says lawyer Bjorn Hurtig

Democrats Beat Republicans in Poll With Opposition to Government Shutdown

WikiLeaks cables: Russia 'was tracking killers of Alexander Litvinenko but UK warned it off'

Minn GOP brings out the long knives for moderates

Police could use water cannon to disperse rioters, Theresa May says

Bloomberg rules out 2012 presidential bid

Michael Steele to reveal decision Monday

Anti-Muslim US preacher Terry Jones could be banned from UK

Passengers stranded on Missouri lake cruise begin to disembark

Student protests: pressure mounts on Met police chief

Missing girl, 12, found unharmed after 1 week

Dana Rohrabacher Finally, Openly Appeals to His Skinhead Constituents in Attacking DREAM Act

Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour, arrested in London student protests

Evan Bayh decides against run for Indiana governor in 2012

WikiLeaks cables show US public-private conflict over Uzbekistan

WikiLeaks cables paint bleak picture of Tajikistan, central Asia's poorest state

Venezuela acquires 1,800 antiaircraft missiles from Russia

Emergency Room at U of C Hospital Turns Away Ambulances

Amazon UK goes offline amid threats of cyber attacks

WikiLeaks cables name UK banker as middleman in Kazakh corruption ring

6 NATO troops killed in attack in Afghanistan

Wal-Mart in talks with unions over NY stores: report

Bloomberg Says Democrats Should "Suck it Up"

Tiny Iceland takes on credit card giants in Wikileaks flap

As the Ground Shifts, Biden Plays a Bigger Role

Madoff Lawsuits Are Headed for Court

YouTube is letting users decide on terrorism-related videos

Metrodome roof collapses from heavy snow

US 'tried to stop missile delivery to Venezuela'

Assange Lawyer: U.S. Wants to Get Their "Mitts" on WikiLeaks Founder (Grand Jury Empaneled in VA)

US House to approve tax deal despite doubts: lawmaker

First jail sentence for environmental crime in Colombia

Ex-US Intel Chief: South Korea May Act Against North

Vancouver gang shooting injures 10

Boy of 12 hauled out of class by police over David Cameron Facebook protest

WikiLeaks 'rape' victims had hidden agendas ... and I've seen the proof says Julian Assange's lawyer

Grocery chain A&P files for bankruptcy

Uproar Over ‘Mass Firings’ At Minn. Chipotle Restaurants

Group: Near 14,000 murders in Venezuela last year

China erases picture of Nobel winner's empty chair


How will our position improve by 2012 on the tax cut debate?

NYC mayor Bloomberg on presidential run: 'No way, no how'

latest tweet form Bernie


Should the dems become the party of $100,000 + young professionals?

Jan 2009: Pelosi "urging" Obama to repeal Bush tax cuts

US House Approves Large Increase In Military Aid To Israel

End of Empire - bang or whimper?

Nov. 23, 2008: Obama may delay high-income tax cut repeal

Krugman calls out Dana Milbank, but rewrites history


Who here thinks they understand how the average American thinks about the tax issue?

Are there ...

Does caving to hostage-takers make it easier to negotiate with them next time?

If Bill Clinton Were President - NY Times

The Senate still needs to pass the repeal of DADT and the DREAM Act

Do you prefer a deal with all of Bush's tax cuts extended for 2 more years or none of them extended?

The Irony

They say Independents will love the "compromise." I am disappointed.

the paid operatives are afoot

In Latest Compromise with GOP, Obama Agrees He is a Muslim.

Taken as a whole, the majority of Americans support the compromise.

Has the Halliburton/ Cheney story been reported on the big stations yet. This should be huge

Is Obama the first president that folks refer to as their "employee" or did they do that . . .

Do you think President Obama will fight to preserve New Deal policies?

The Progressive Option

White House walks back threat of double-dip recession

Boehner's on 60 Mins.

"Our Exhausting Illusions": Open Left ...

What will happen tomorrow??

If no deal on taxes in the lame duck session is so good for the GOP

Cave, Capitulate, Cave, Capitulate, Cave, Capitulate, bla bla bla yawn snooze.

Which promise by President Obama is more important?

How about a simple 4-step plan that would hasten our economic recovery more than the current plan

What they got versus what we got. The tax disaster illustrated (finally).

What If...Michelle's Jaunt to Spain leaving Obama Celebrating B-Day with Oprah was FU!

Can naysayers please explain how you would get R's to support middle class cuts without compromise.

We will pay for the tax cuts for the rich

Whatever happened to the claim that

Pelosi Gets Win on Energy Tax Credit (Tax Deal)

Obama's tax cut deal angering major Democratic donors, may drive them away

In Tax Details, More Benefits for Middle

Pew Research - President Obama Has More Credibility On Deficit Then Congressional Leaders

The time has come for all good people to do to John Boehner what they did to Nancy Pelosi

Notice how delighted the Repukes, the Media, & the Rich seem to be with President Obama right now?

What did we get? Well, pretend you're a New Deal Democrat

Robert Reich: Why Democrats Should Disregard Bill Clinton’s Endorsement of Obama’s Tax Deal

If your spouse didn't appreciate anything and everything s/he did for you...

Breakdown of the Obama/Republican Tax Deal

If you say "yeah but" whenever anyone points out Obama's accomplishments. . .

WHAT IF the president had spoken honestly to the people and asked for their help?

WP: Memo to the left: Hands off Obama

Warning: scary photo

How’s That Working Out For Ya?

John Boehner: Real Men Do Cry (60 Minutes VIDEO)

Rep. Jackie Speier on Obama's deal: "I'm very disappointed. He's out-Bushed Bush,"

December 12, 2000--a day that will live in infamy and beyond!

December 12, 2000--a day that will live in infamy and beyond!

Boehner Tears Up On 60 Minutes, Says Obama Disrespected Him


"An Obama foreign policy win in South Sudan"

"Van Hollen: House Dems won't scuttle tax-cut deal"

Why Bill Clinton's Favorable View of Obama's Tax Deal Should Be Disregarded

Howard Dean On Tax Deal: 'A Short-Term Washington Fix' Filled With Easy Promises

The new Obama fault line on the left: ‘He’s a closet Republican’ vs. ‘He’s an inept Dem’

"Dems who disapproved of Obama’s job performance were unwilling to vote against him for re-election"

How would you, DU, eliminate the US debt/deficit if it were up to you?

BY THE NUMBERS: 2011 Tax returns - Some Middle Class tax Scenarios (w/t & w/o)

You are part of the plan! - The dynamics of the RW

Yes, it's Obama's fault that the tax cuts weren't repealed in 2009

Visually see happens to the poor and middle class if the tax cuts go away

Liberals Arguing Tax Policies based on a MATERIAL Argument, rather than on the Basis of EMPATHY

'The Brain Police

TDPS: Mark Potok from SPLC destroys Tony Perkins' arguments, explains SPLC has security like embassy

Weird Liberal Head Show #247: UK Student Protestors- We Support You!

Wand Me One More (The TSA Song)

Young Turks: Analysis Of Bernie Sanders Filibuster

Anti-government protests held in Italy

Inspirational Hero!

Photos: Herding Stray Elves (The Obama Presidency, Day 692)

Why is Hitler our Moral Compass? We're Better than Hitler, so We're Freakin' Awesome!

Delusional GOP Poss Serious Threat to America

Nadler: Don't Submit to Republican Blackmail on Tax Cuts

David Axelrod Pushes President Obama's Tax Plan

Jimmy Kimmel: Sarah Palin and Kate Gosselin Annoy Alaska

Jimmy Kimmel: The Palins and Gosselins Go Camping

Wikileaks founder Julian ASSANGE - speedpainting by Missfeldt

A Tribute to Elizabeth Edwards

Wikileaks Demonstration :: Adelaide, Australia

Operation Payback, The Anonymous Revolution

Take the Power Back: British Student Demonstrations - Best Video Ever!!

The Twelve Days of Justice

Young Turks: Obama Defends Republicans?

CNN's Fareed Zakaria Calls Out Glenn Beck For Saying 157 Million Muslims Are Terrorist

CNN's Fareed Zakaria: The Problem With Obama's Tax Compromise

What (White) Progressives Don't Understand about Obama

Democrats Say 'F the President'

Obama & GOP Killed Bush Torture Probe

The Revolution Has Started

Al Jazeera: Sweden's 'terrorist' attack - six bombs & a bag full of spikes & nails - his bomb failed

Student Protests London

Village in China where everyone shares the wealth.

The Fog of the Abortion War

"In tax deal, they reveal their envy" by Boston Globe neocon columnist (DU cited)

WikiLeaks may make the powerful howl, but we are learning the truth

GA Prisoner Strike Continues a Second Day, Corporate Media Mostly Ignores Them

Cuban-born Ros-Lehtinen brings hawk's view to foreign affairs

Overeating, like drug use, rewards and alters brain patterns...NPR

George Lakoff on Pres Obama & "The Deal" - lefty counter to Frank Luntz

As the Ground Shifts, Biden Plays a Bigger Role.

Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche

Indoleaks Touts Revealing WikiLeaks Documents, But Technical Problems Persist

Sunday Funnies: Best Political Cartoons of the Week

The Economy Cannot Recover Until the Big Banks Are Broken Up

A Secretive Banking Elite Rules Trading in Derivatives

"As the Ground Shifts, Biden Plays a Bigger Role" NYT (i.e. as Obama's FIXER!)

Wis. Rep. Sensenbrenner blocks fast track to unite killed soldier's Japanese

What the Assange Case Reveals About Rape in America

Police officers 'tried to stop hospital staff treating injured protester'

Strip searched in San Antonio? You might get paid

Social Security: The Coming Cave-in

KRUGMAN: Orwellian ''centrism''

What to buy the President for Christmas

"Obama Isn’t Spineless, He’s Conservative" By Paul Street

Iceland, EU on verge of fishing war

How the Tax Deal Could Throttle the Green Economy

The Twelve Doomiest Stories of 2010

Record warmth in 2010

Swiss billionaire puts $35M into MT conservation

Edmunds Comparison Test: 2011 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2010 Toyota Prius PHV

Women buying firearms ...

How to put a dent in gun trafficking ...

Fear prompting rise in Auburn gun sales?

Breyer going off the deep end?

Cuban-born Ros-Lehtinen brings hawk's view to foreign affairs

First jail sentence for environmental crime in Colombia

Colombia asked US for intelligence on Venezuela: WikiLeaks

US 'tried to stop missile delivery to Venezuela'

Chilean miners welcomed to Manchester by Bobby Charlton

Celtics rout Bobcats 93-62 for 10th straight win..

Metrodome roof collapses after heavy snowfall blitzes Minneapolis

Today is a significant anniversary for me

Heavy snow causes Metrodome roof to collapse in Minnesota

FREE tickets for Giants/Vikings tussle in Detroit

Just saw this tweet from Keith Olbermann

A red fucking football field??

Ain't it beautiful at Soldier Field??!!

Jerry Jones is worth $2 billion and he's worried about going broke.

Happy Birthday Era Veteran!


With the Minn dome collapse How and When will the Viking/Giants game be played?

We arent a Traditional Power House

Buddy Ryan's sperm cell and his scumbag cheating team

Wow. Temple's Al Golden to coach The U?!?!

The JR Chess Report (December 12): Asians Dominate Women's Championship; Vishy, McShane Tied in Lond

Teenage angst + bisexuality + bully victim + heavy metal =

Was the Mufti of Palestine an ally of the NAZIs during WWII?

‘Kauft nicht bei Juden’ will worsen the conflict

Israeli Prime Minister: We Won’t Share Jerusalem

Bullies, anti-Israel forces on campus have a lot in common

Ada County deputies questioned LDS leaders’ role in baby molestation case

Help with White please

let's see your white also-rans

Making a spectacle of myself - should I keep my entry or use this?

Spirit of the Tree