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Archives: December 20, 2010

Iowa Independent - Most Republican 2012 Hopefuls Support Keeping DADT In Place

Dems need one clear message for 2012: "repubs will cut your social security, we will protect it."

Imagine a 2012 senate like this

Dec 13..Naperville, IL... Good news!

(URGENT) S. Korea begins live-fire artillery drills from island near N. Korea

••• The Assange Symbionese Socialist Humanist Org. for Liberation Espionage is behind Wikileaks.

Defense ministry: South Korea ends live-fire drill

Australia: Refugees stage detention centre demonstrations after boat disaster

Honduras: Opposition media criminalised, two journalists arrested while covering eviction

Will Fixating On Southern Sudan Prevent Genocide?

Congress should divest from defense stocks, Bush appointee says

Iran, WikiLeaks and the Pentagon Papers

The More You Watch Fox News, the More Wrong You Are

Kandahar gains came with 'brutal' tactics

America's New Mercenaries

'Double-dipping' probe targets Air National Guard pilots

Mental Health Needs Seen Growing at Colleges

Stryker witnesses shared jail cell in Afghanistan

TB on the rise among the poor of London

Militants destroy 2 NATO tankers in NW Pakistan

Prosecutors to Sue Ernst & Young Over Lehman Collapse: Report

Jamaica Plain (MA) hub soon to bear name of a Marine hero

Audacity of 'Austerity,' 2010 Word of the Year

Afghan War Just a Slice of U.S. Coverage

Major setback suffered by conservative government to limit immigration into UK

Remember when...

Some Government Contractors are Too Big to be Banned

Proposed Amendment Would Enable States to Repeal Federal Law

Save the Children - drops lobbying for soda tax, seeks funds from Coke and Pepsi

Question about desertion. Have you heard of James Dresnok?

Socialist-led Spanish parliament votes to extend dictatorial powers

Great Islamophobic Crusade: Inside the Bizarre Cabal

Are Banks Afraid to Foreclose on the Rich?

Mississippi mayor orders police force to stop using Tasers

Newly-Elected GOP Congressman Under Investigation For Secret Payments

Diane Ravitch Wins Moynihan Prize

Standardized Testing: The New Wild West

republicans would be castrating democrats if they blocked a nuclear arms treaty.

‘Unprecedented’ Drone Assault: 58 Strikes in 102 Days

Court Rejects Katrina Victims Settlement…Because All Money Might Go to Lawyers

The social security surplus doesn't represent assets, it represents funds that were raided

Yakima City Council vs the Freedom From Religion Foundation

So, the Koreans didn't blow each other up...

Mutant worms defy aging theory

Disaster junkies make me slightly nauseous

SPIN METER: Conflicting GOP messages on pay cuts

Los Angeles area teachers, parents fight charter school takeover ("Parent Trigger")

Went to sleep on 12/11/10 and woke up married.

Monitoring America

Volunteers knitting thousands of scarves for needy

Reposted from 2007: Disaster and apocalyptic thinking

Lie Of The Year

U.S. Supreme Court in Pocket of Business

Now I have seen it all...

The History of American Presidents over the last 60 Years:

Do we now have more reasons to kill DOMA?

Lawmakers Call Out Bernanke After Feds Force Bank To Remove Crosses

I won't look into the details of the Assange case but still go around saying the charges are wrong.

After helping at Ground Zero, 2 ill firefighters left out of settlement

House GOP Crushes Bill That Would Protect Against Child Marriage

HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEPPPPPPPP :)

Possibility #3: "Everybody lies about everything, all the time."

A graph: National health care spending in inflation adjusted dollars as a percentage of GDP

SNL Sends Up TIME, Julian Assange, and Mark Zuckerman

Inspired by Jimmy Carter's diplomacy achievements, W. goes to North Korea with humanitarian aid.

Study Finds Gays Do Not Undermine Canadian Military Performance

Heh Heh heh

Had a final blowout with a Teabagger/Republican on Facebook

Poll: More Americans believe humans evolved without God

Sherffius Toon on the end of DADT

US Follows Japan: The Rise of Freeters, aka Temps

So when is our government going to start passing out the "Soma," or its modern day equivalent,

London Crawling ...... Slow Tango in Paris

Iraq Halfway Toward Forming a Cabinet – Nine Months After Election

North Korea 'will not hit back' over Yeonpyeong drills

Missoula District Court: Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’

Cuccinelli: 'Cheap Shot' by Left on Judge Hudson Won't Deter Virginia Health Care Lawsuit

Krugman - When Zombies Win

God bless us everyone. It's time to save Scrooge. LTE in NC

KKK or FBI, which one would you rather have in America?

Today's "gate"...S'moresGate, Palin's patriotic cry to have parents' voices heard, not Michelle's

Kristol Claims DREAM Act Was Political Ploy by Reid & Obama to Make Republicans Appear Anti-Hispanic

Question for regular watchers of the View

Obama punted, now he gets to catch the ball?

Preparing for Mass Evacuation from Korea

The Rude Pundit - DADT Gone: Social Conservatives Lose Their Fucking Minds

Rove’s hand seen in Julian Assange prosecution, sources allege

Update on a letter I sent to my Congressman

Reality Check: Why Truth Will Protect Social Security (Marshall Auerback and Randall Wray)

What replaced the fairness doctrine, is performance art.

After calamity, economics leaders rethink strategy

Its good there are still people alive that remember these stories

Its good there are still people alive that remember these stories

OMG, breaking news on MSNBC:

Barbara Lee, Bobby Scott Introduce Bill for 99ers

Swedish (and other women (and men)) taking a new angle on the Assange-debacle

••• Osama bin Laden apprehended •••

Glenn Beck Senses America’s Downfall

Barring something very out of the ordinary I will finish 2010 with $0 spent on healthcare services

Heart-wrenching fight for immigrant's son

What the hell happened to the Clown? Anyone know? Is he alright?

2010: A deadly natural disaster year

Scalia to attend TeaParty Seminar?

Stocks set to rise after Obama extends tax cuts.

Monitoring America: How the U.S. Sees You

I declare a moratorium

Anti-smoking (covering tobacco and marijuana) advocates push Santa Rosa for apartment ban

South Carolina to mark the start of Civil War - From SC newspaper

Missoula District Court: Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’

Missoula District Court: Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’

TNT's 'The Closer' will end after its seventh season in 2011 based on decision by star Kyra Sedgwick

The paranoia will destroy ya.......

Mother Jones: Post-DREAM, What's the Next Immigration Battleground?

Right wing (in Switzerland) building walls-sovereignty should trump freedom of movement in Europe.

SPECIAL REPORT: U.S.-made drywall under fire

US drops demand for Israel to freeze settlement building

Rights get lost in 'right to work'

Huffington Post on "domestic terrorism"

Amanda Knox wins right to full review of DNA evidence

6.5 Earth Quake Hits Southeastern Iran

Obama to sign 'don't ask' repeal this week -- may hold news conference

I despise these assholes.

Spain Adds to Its High-Speed Rail Network

Don't Miss: Solstice Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Cry me a River ~ Some on Wall Street will not receive bonuses.

I wonder what dimension some 'celebrities' live in.....

Former Justices Stevens and O'Connor Reject 'Citizens United' Ruling

USA Today: "DREAM Act's failure could drive Latino voters"

USMC Gen. James Amos Pledges To Lead Implementation Of DADT Repeal

Is the Mortgage-Interest Deduction Really A Middle-Class Tax Break?

My Holiday Wish For You

Democrats cautiously optimistic they have votes to ratify New START

Osama Claus sought by CIA

Senate passes Shark Conservation Act

Carcinogen made famous by Erin Brockovich found in cities across the US

CIVICS LESSON: The filibuster does not require someone to talk.

Cover-ups, Coups, and Drones – A Holiday Sampler of What Wikileaks Reveals about the US

Nigeria Drops Bribery Charges Against Former Vice President Dick Cheney

That sure was an expensive World Series ticket

GOP strategists worry about future of Hispanic vote

America in Decline: the Real-World Costs of Conservative Ideology

San Francisco plans tolls between Peninsula and the city

The 5-10 Percent Solution

Just as quick question - How many here get a christmas bonus?

Please, no spoilers about the solstice eclipse

Gov. Chris "Pugsley McJobkill" Christie (R-No Jobs) Uses "60 Minutes" to Campaign, Bash Unions

Housing out of whack: $400,000 for 'uninhabitable' SF house

Dennis Prager: gay soldiers can't help getting bohners in the shower

Marshall seeks to ban gays from Virginia National Guard

Rapture Index 171 - Net Change +1 - Updated Dec 20, 2010

Commissioners ignored Ensign report

French fries, no ranch dressing, a brawl and tasers

rimjob's gem of the day:

University of Wisconsin study: "Got a cold? Sorry, echinacea won't help much"

The Culture War Ain't What It Used to Be.

When the Rushthuglicans scream that "we" hate America all I ever want to ask in retort is

Obama has taken apart obstructionist resolve.

Shared Sacrifice: Where's Wall Street's Share?

New population count may complicate Obama 2012 bid

Funny comment on a local rain watch thread

Winter Solstice + Lunar Eclipse Tonight ?--First in 632 Years

Scott Brown Announces Support For START Treaty

cars sliding on ice

(Exclusive) FBI tries ‘shocking' technique

Despite calls for pay freeze, GOP staff payrolls soar

Pentagon Plan Won't Cover Brain-Damage Therapy

Secret Santa's hand out money to the needy

A question about unemployment

Fascinating: Greg Palast Arrested Busted by BP in Azerbaijan

The political coalition from hell

3 month old killed by family dog - Rottweiler

I admit I have a prejudice, and it's about skin color

I admit I have a prejudice, and it's about skin color

Tax deduction for mortgage interest could be on the chopping block

Cover-Ups, Coups and Drones - A Holiday Sampler of What WikiLeaks Reveals About the US

Jimmy John's Workers Protest Being Scrooged On Holiday Pay

Internet bill prohibits online content disrespecting public officials

Damn. Xmas is 5 days away and I have to work the rest of the week

Mother Jones: The Radicalization of Peter King

Straight DUers: has a "homo-sexual" ever made advances toward you?

74 Year Missouri Man Has His Life Wrecked by Walmart and the Justice System

Feds Seek Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

AlterNet: The Growing Impact of Big-Name Music Monopolies

Citizens United Ad On DADT Repeal Warns Of Reinstatement Of Military Draft

WikiLeaks' lesson on Haiti --

Great idea, Life insurance!

Wells Fargo Agrees To Modify 15,000 Calif. Loans

Wells Fargo Agrees To Modify 15,000 Calif. Loans

Most Of The Best Days... Were In Black & White... Please Prove This Wrong...

Alzheimer's Researcher Hit by Car in Ohio, Dies

Dwindling funding could leave Pak flood survivors without aid: UN

Should citizens ever have to ask their governments for permission to leave their country?

A Few Words on the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

George Carlin - The American Dream- Video

Not a scholarly inquiry, just a poll. Dividing line between hand print and paw print?

My editorial on troop support-and who really supports-printed today

National Homeless Persons Memorial Day

Reporters Without Borders host Wikileaks mirror?

Crazy in Ole' Virginia

mr. fish "sporting wood"

Top 10 LA Bans Of 2010: They Left Us Bagless, Smokeless And Puppyless, With Nary A Loko In Sight

Will someone please get Lindsey Graham a cup of coffee so he can stay awake and do his job?

Digby: Haley Barbour Praises Segregationists -- New Southern Strategy?

Yale to consider having ROTC program after 'don't ask, don't tell' policy dropped

U.S. Military Seeks to Expand Raids in Pakistan

"gays and lesbians will be able to serve openly FOR THE TIME BEING"

Reuters Factbox: Winners/Losers from U.S. Internet Rules

Valerie Strauss WAPO: "A 'highly qualified' gift from Congress to Teach for America" UPDATED

Well the bad section of the storm finally got this south

Dean Baker: Saving Social Security: Stopping Obama’s Next Bad Deal

Cleveland Clinic bans douchebags

Your 3 Wishes for 2011

Proposed legislation calls on local law enforcement to check immigration status (TX)

Seattle Skyline Sign Legislation Proposed: Let the NIMBYism Commence

Latest Terror Threat in US Aimed to Poison Food

Proposed legislation calls for routine HIV screening

How many months long was the roll-out for DADT, when it started?

Check your charity.. good resource at this time of year

Jib Jab on Lawrence show!

Mark Siebenmorgen.. We salute you

Where is old Jeppie Barbour now? Is he still around or did he pass away?

I'm in the process of reading Chris Hedges' "Death of the Liberal Class".

Must View: (But I'd Like To Apologize For The Harp Music) !!!

My Christmas present to the teabaggers...

A Xmas Carol: TAX THE RICH

Paul Krugman:When Zombies Win

Men's labor force participation in serious decline

Would this be considered child porn?

Happy Festivus to all who celebrate today

A Bucket List for Republicans...

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Mike's back

Pineapple Express batters California

The military is VOLUNTEER.

Haley Barbour is the face of the "mainstream" Republican Party

New TSA Slogans

More good news...Senate passes shark protection bill

Census data (2010) will start being released tomorrow at 11AM EST.

'30 Rock' star Tracy Morgan has kidney transplant, 2nd cast member to have transplant

Who is this F***ing KYL and why has he suddenly become the Joementum of everything?!1 n/t

Breaking on Boston.com: Sen. Brown (R-MA) to Support NEW START treaty

Sen. Kerry is really scorching McConnell.

If we had a draft

Woman escorted from Florida mall after trying to take unauthorized photo of granddaughter with Santa

Reading FDR by Jean Edward Smith.

2010 Census May Give Republicans An Edge

Franken: Under FCC’s ‘neutrality’ rules, ‘the Internet as we know it would cease to exist’

Why Julian Assange is a Journalist

More see walking on mortgage as a viable plan

Strip club owner posts “No Negroes Allowed” sign

Have a Wonderful Winter Solstice!

Listen up! If you scurvy knaves and dames don't straighten out quick, I'm gonna blot out the moon!

Dan Choi: On the Repeal of DADT, His Well-Being & His Future

Sarah Palin Jabs Michelle Obama's Anti-Obesity Campaign With S'mores

The CHRIST-Mas Tree Is Back

Why is John McCain so angry?

Harry Reid Questions 'Mental Capacity' Of His GOP Colleagues

Wow. Peggy Noonan is one mean hungover drunk...

Yes, There is An Alternative

Myths of Vietnam War Persist, But Could Its Truths Be Repeated?

Myths of Vietnam War Persist, But Could Its Truths Be Repeated?

Poll: After killing Muslims by the boatload for about 10 years now with 2 wars do you believe ...

Waiting for Superrich-Man

It's The Monday After An Epic Triumph for Democratic Policy

What criteria would you use for banning books and arresting their authors?

"Republicans have a Democratic president doing their work for them ...."

Woot! Gobama! Estate Measure Creates Window to Give Children Up To $10 Million Tax-Free!

Baby Boomer's in a funk....

Cop shoots, kills family dog - Golden Retriever

Trash collectors(Waste Management) to serve as eyes and ears in the street for police

Latest Terror Threat in US Aimed to Poison Food

Obama Hiring More Mercenaries Than Bush

On “60 Minutes” Gov. Chris Christie Recites GOP’s Mantra: Austerity for Thee, But Not for Me

"A Chicago Christmas Carol" - Dickens meets Upton Sinclair

"A Chicago Christmas Carol" - Dickens meets Upton Sinclair

A homework assignment for those who think the current wave of business

Tea Party's Love for Constitution May Kill It

Chase Hit With SEC Whistleblower Complaint - Explosive charges

Heh. Suburbs' red-light camera revenues on the blink - people obeying law, revenues down

Saving Social Security: Stopping Obama's Next Bad Deal

Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured

Drugmaker Lays Off 1,700 Via Conference Call Ahead Of Holidays

How does taking $100 billion out of the Social Security fund help decrease the deficit??

Morici: Downgrade US Treasurys to Junk

Don't you people ever DO anything?!?!?

Don't you people ever DO anything?!?!?

I just wanted to wish all my Pagan friends here a blessed Solstice...

"Let Bartlet Be Bartlet"

Newt Gingrich Blames Nation's Problems on Unemployed People

Wall Street Bailout: Tax-Payers' Tab is a Cool $9 Trillion

Obama's Enablers, Obama's Adversaries, and the Fight to Save the New Deal

Why Boner Cries

Steve Landesberg, of Barney miller fame, has died :(

Morning Joe: Everyone talking and laughing openly about "need to cut Social Security and Medicare"

Need some DU help...

Senator Kay Hagan's Office Vandalized

Should we reform the cloture vote, and if so, how?

Franken: Under FCC’s ‘neutrality’ rules, ‘the Internet as we know it would cease to exist’

Monitoring America: How the U.S. Sees You

Wingnut bumper stickers (pic)

Wingnut bumper stickers (pic)

Austerity Grand Bargain Feared Between Republicans, White House

NYC Teacher ratings contain gross errors

Council Of Conservative Citizens Calls For Boycott Of Thor Over Black Actor

Tea Party Nation Founder: Let's Get Rid Of The 'Socialist' Methodist Church

Adverse selection a sure bet with health care reform

The Enemy Is Us - Liberalism Fails

New irrigation rules for strawberry growers seem inadequate. Sinkhole dangers remain.

About Omaha Steve's short hiatus

Privatization of Heathrow blamed for the mess

Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured - HuffPo

Haley Barbour Praises Civil Rights-Era White Supremacist Citizens Councils

Freezing dog (clinging to an ice block floating down a river) now safe, warm

Liberty 101: The Transparent Person/Entity is the Servant or Slave // "Corporate Rights COLAs"

Do you have a problem with Michele Bachmann serving on the House Intelligence Committee?

"I want to be an Edu-Pundit". from Ravitch tweet...

Can Democratic Underground raise $10,000 in 10 days to help feed the hungry?

Dungeons and Dragons - or, How many times would you pay for something?

Something that has me puzzled mightily....how can

I SO glad we got the health insurance bill through Congress!

So when the "Net neutrality betrayal" nonsense is proven to be a lie...

Missoula District Court: Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’

Do you have chromium 6 in your water? And if so where in the country are you?

Gulf Stream and a Colder Europe: FYI

Fair Game Director Doug Liman Responds to Judith Miller

Trapped in Bank of America Hell

The Official Tea Party Christmas Card

Libertarian lies. My RW brother in law want's my thoughts ....

A Chase branch mgr mocked me and laughed at me today, in public!

Should Walgreen's be boycotted?

Uh-Oh.. One of the Foxies is "off the reservation"

Author of pedophilia how-to book arrested

New study finds baby boomers are in a funk

Kucinich Proposes Landmark Reform of Monetary Policy

December 20, 1860.

"Teachers Unions No More: Are We Prepared for the Union-Busters? "...

FBI Assembling a Data Base on Americans, according to report

Another great Horsey cartoon...

Missoula District Court: Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’

Toles Toon: The Supply Side Won

Resist.

If you support the overhaul of the national security secrecy system stop-in and say hi

The end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the US military

After AIPAC Defendants Walk, Holder to Prosecute Wikileaks?

Tee Vee

LED Throwies-- yet another fun way to piss away some time and money, while...

yay me!!

Man! Unbelievably cool motorcycles from the past

What are you playing?

After success of Tron sequel, plans in the works for a Dig Dug movie.

3-D Rorschach Test = FTW

I think this needs to be posted again. Original South Park short - Jesus vs. Santa

At the Christmas Markt last week

Baby it's cold outside......

Study shows gays in the military have no impact on okra production in South Carolina.

Don't you people ever DO anything?!?!?!?!?

I don't understand why metal is not bigger in the US. Look at this Maiden clip from 08 in Costa Rica

DOMA, ENDA, DADT: Anyone Else Sick of Acronyms, seriously WTF!!!?

Well, now I'm mad...

Christmas spirit

Sarah gets...uh...

Need some help on camera settings and taking photos of the moon

Can you take wine in checked luggage on an airplane?

What is weirdest chat room

Santa Oddity

an early Christmas present

Some dude at the store just told me I look like Aaron Rodgers from the Packers

Cookies!

Merry Woofin' Christmas!

Most popular game-of-chance on the midway at the Karmic Karnival? Whack-a-Man.

And finally: Clash of the Kittens!!!!!

It's their JOB to be (allegedly) weird. I worry MUCH more about the ones who are (allegedly) normal.

An unforgetable Christmas

Are there any normal chat rooms anymore?

That is it - I officially fucked around all day and did no work.

Post your favorite "sick" Christmas/holiday cartoons (Gahan Wilson, Revilo, Callahan, etc.)

Post your favorite "sick" Christmas/holiday cartoons (Gahan Wilson, Revilo, Callahan, etc.)

In honor of the season, let's all join hands and recite the Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation Rant.

Apparently, for some folks, going to bed with a real pig can be strangely... ... ... ... comforting.

Speak the Hungarian rapper: "Sometimes People Make a War"

Cute animal video: This is truly adorable ... A parrot loves his bunny.

I've decided to go low tech.

Okay, The Phrase "Man Up" Needs To Go Away Permanently

Remember Internet Relay Chat?

Tonight is the Eclipse of the Long Night Moon on the Winter Solstice.

I'm leaning more and more towards atheism. I sure do like their version of The Ten Commandments.

6 smooth groovin' minutes with the MASTER: Barry White, "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up," Live 1974

Antonio Bandaras is one lucky son-of-a-bitch

So have any prominent religious nutjobs encouraged people in the military to go AWOL over DADT yet?

How the fuck do you cut your finger opening a can of soda?!

So I'll be getting up at 3 a.m. this morning. What about you? This is the first soltice full

I AM IRON POOH!!!!!!

Betty White named Entertainer of the Year

"Christmas Shoes" song...

Time to put up the online Christmas tree

" ... and Mary rode Joseph's ass all the way to Egypt" ...

Lou Rawls, "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine"

If you caught a cold, but only had 1 sick day remaining until April 2011, would you...

Ghostly Countdown

The saga of "Dog Fort".....

King Abdullah Looking To Buy St Vincent's, And Move Park51 There?

N. Korea agrees to return of UN nuclear inspectors: CNN

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange facing US prosecution bid, says Joe Biden

Korea crisis: Yeonpyeong war games increase tension

Defense ministry: South Korea ends live-fire drill

1920 x 1080 is a nice resolution

Parrot sings "Let The Bodies Hit The Floor."

ElderGreenKid got a kick-butt new black nickel tenor sax and played it at the Winter Concert. Sadly

Honduras: Opposition media criminalised, two journalists arrested while covering eviction

(URGENT) S. Korea begins live-fire artillery drills from island near N. Korea (END)

Will Fixating On Southern Sudan Prevent Genocide?

Infighting delays new Iraq government

‘Lula could run again in 2014’

Major setback suffered by conservative government to limit immigration into UK

Lord chief justice approves use of Twitter for court reporting

Monitoring America

Amanda Knox wins right to full review of DNA evidence

Missoula District Court: Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’

Iraqi Cleric Asks Followers Not to Work for Foreign Oil

WikiLeaks hints at Israeli-Palestinian cooperation

Bolivia recognizes Palestine as independent state

Union Declares Victory Over Walmart In Free Speech Battle

French AAA Grade at Risk as Downgrades Sweep Europe

Anti-immigrant book a hit in Germany

Rove’s hand seen in Julian Assange prosecution, sources allege

Amendment Would Enable States to Repeal Federal Law (health care reform)

Heart-wrenching fight for immigrant's son

Trash collectors(Waste Management) to serve as eyes and ears in the street for police

Monitoring America: How the U.S. Sees You

GOP strategists worry about future of Hispanic vote

Senator Kay Hagan's Office Vandalized

North Korea 'will not hit back' over Yeonpyeong drills

WikiLeaks: Yemen nuclear material was unsecured

DA: No sex tape perjury charge for ex-Edwards aide

Spending Bill Freezes Pay for Federal Workers

Russia Warns Senate Not to Amend Arms Control Treaty

Wells Fargo Agrees to $2 Billion in Loan Modifications

Iran jails director Jafar Panahi and stops him making films for 20 years

Nigeria Drops Bribery Charges Against Former Vice President Dick Cheney

US pressure over Saddam scientist

Pentagon Plan Won't Cover Brain-Damage Therapy

Auditors Face Fraud Charge (NY Set to Allege Ernst & Young Stood By as Lehman Cooked Its Books)

FCC's Copps Says He Won't Block Net-Neutrality Rules

NKorea backs away from threat to attack South

Carcinogen made famous by Erin Brockovich found in cities across the US

The end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the US military

Russia warns U.S. not to change nuclear pact

Harry Reid Questions 'Mental Capacity' Of His GOP Colleagues

Palast Arrested -- Arrested by BP in Azerbaijan

Quiet Deal On Obama Judicial Nominees Unfolds In Senate After Prolonged GOP Blockade

Latest Terror Threat in US Aimed to Poison Food

Cables show US doubts on Mideast peace: WikiLeaks

Biden: U.S. Out by 2014 'Come Hell or High Water'

WikiLeaks cables: 'Taliban treats heroin stocks like savings accounts'

Ukraine Yulia PM Tymoshenko charged with misusing funds

(Liberal Democrat Business Secretary) Vince Cable: I could bring down the (British) Government

Wikileaks Julian Assange lost tooth, was stuck with child molestors in prison, he claims

GOP senators concede arms treaty will secure enough votes to pass

West hasn't adequately armed Afghanistan forces, Karzai spokesman says

WikiLeaks cables: Tanzania official investigating BAE 'fears for his life'

Senate passes shark protection bill

(UK)Men arrested in anti-terror raids

(UK)Men arrested in anti-terror raids

Automakers suing EPA over higher ethanol mix gas

Woodland Hills, CA - what can anybody tell me about the area?

Cuccinelli Supports Repeal Amendment

FBI data shows violent crime continues to decline

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Monday December 20

Iran hangs opposition group members

Gibbs clarifies Biden's forecast

FCC expected to pass net neutrality rule

$2tn debt crisis threatens to bring down 100 US cities

NKorea says it won't retaliate for SKorean drills

Marshall seeks to ban gays from Virginia National Guard

Obama plans to sign repeal of gay ban Wednesday

JULIAN ASSANGE TELLS KATIE COURIC (US) PROSECUTORS TARGETING WIKILEAKS ARE "GOING TO LOSE"

U.S. program to deport criminal illegal immigrants has deported high percentages of noncriminals in

Obama reaches out to liberal groups to shore up Democratic base after tax deal

Found out a girl I went to Highschool with is a porn actress now

Turkey's leader asks Obama to thwart genocide vote

Pragmatic Persistent Progressive Policies are the path to cementing our position

PPP: Obama's real intra party opposition--conservative Dems not liberals (PPP Poll of WI & OH)

Old Lawrence O'Donnell ep: Shelley Berkeley (D) Nevada

Lol, apparently some of the Mods here are scared of robust discussion

New JIbJab video

HISTORY LESSON: The Government Disintegrates as the Union Dissolves

OMG Gay Soldiers!

Republicons are bloody weird. Faux News and a Rethug now want tariffs on imports.

We got to them: Lindsey Graham calls lame duck session "excruciating"--trying to make GOP look bad

US government ‘creating vast domestic snooping machine’

My god politics change every day. Just the other day Obama was W Jr

What If McCain and Palin Won?

Flashback: Kuttner warns us about President's plans for Social Security

To all of you who kept saying Obama's homophobic,

If the intent of posters in this forum is to make gays feel unwelcome many of you are succeeding

True PATRIOTS! DADT Repeal Opponents (McCain, Graham) Taking Revenge On Russian Arms Treaty

Fewer than expected turn out for Palin book signing in Alaska

Clarence Page: The weeper of the House

Senate passes bill to restrict U.S. shark fin trading

Even the fictional President Bartlet wasn't able to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Politics v. Governing.

The Hill: Dems got at least 10 GOP votes for the START treaty

Dems reach magic number on arms treaty as GOP support builds

Goldman’s Massive Bonuses ‘Totally Deserved,’ Says Satan

Is it still possible to have Congress vote on the Dream Act before X-mas?

I was almost at the end of the rope with the President

Lawrence O'Donnell on DADT and Dream Act: Panel list before vote.

Another Obama Legislative Achievement: Food Safety Bill Passes in Senate

Hall of Shame on DREAM Act...

DUDE, you're getting a START Treaty too!!!

Bitter Memories of War on the Way to Jail

Net neutrality rules poised to win FCC approval (WaPo)

Cover-Ups, Coups and Drones - A Holiday Sampler of What WikiLeaks Reveals About the US

Please Consider K&Ring this post:

Net Neutrality question

Swiped: The Fed enters the skirmish over debit card fees.

Can we have a list of jobs richies created with all those tax dollars they should be paying?

Some of President Obama's "conservative" accomplishments as president

The Real McCain

In September, Robert Kuttner supported a payroll tax holiday

2010 Political BFDs in Review

FCC poised to approve net neutrality rules

McCain's SPECTACULAR Fall- "a bitter man now-who can barely tolerate the fact that he lost to Obama"

.Andrew Sullivan gets it: The Tory President

"The digital story of nativity - ( or Christmas 2.0 )"

White House (GLBT) Staff: It Gets Better (this is really good)

Rachel w/live audience, all about DADT! Hot stuff!!! Tape montage

White House Invites GetEQUAL, Dan Choi To Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Signing!

Kerry Applauds FCC Support for Net Neutrality Rules

I know polls are meaningless, but today was a good day for the president

God... Sarah Palin is an idiot......

Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

Saving Social Security: Stopping Obama's Next Bad Deal

"Harry Reid earns his place in history" (DADT)

Are You Happy You Voted For Barack Obama?

Who Will The Republicans Nominate To Lose In 012

"A world with an individual (health insurance) mandate."

You know if instead of unreccing anything you don't like

What are your personal favorite reversals of Bush policy by the Obama administration?

Another promise broken -- RIP to Net neutrality

Krugman: Social Security on the Table?

Dolphin for Dinner

False Flag - Inside Job - Sting

Uncle Jay's SINGING YEAR IN REVIEW!

MRN: Politically Explicit Christmas Song

Afghans for Peace

Social Security: Yours, Mine, and Ours

Home Green Home

Motivational Haircut

Thom Hartmann: The Big Picture Rumble, Pt 1

Thom Hartmann: The Big Picture Rumble, Pt 2

Jim DeMint: Jesus Wants Nukes for Christmas

Save The Children

S01E15- Merkley Proposal (Season Finale)

GOP Craps on Tea Party with Financial Crisis Rewrite

A Few Requests for Santa Claus - Animation

NAFTA + U.S. Farm Subsidies Devastates Mexican Agriculture

MRN: DADT Repealed, Waiting for a Christmas Miracle

Keep It Zipped: Don't Ask Don't Tell

The west wing - Definition of a Liberal

U.S. Administration Violates Human Rights

Thom Hartmann: Conversations with Great Minds with Chris Hedges, Pt 1

Thom Hartmann: Conversations with Great Minds with Chris Hedges, Pt 2

Lady Gaga DADT - Be careful what you rally for (Citizens United Ad)

Young Turks: Rich People Have Less Empathy - Study

Young Turks: Study - Fox News Viewers Misinformed

So Long To Ya, 2010 | The JibJab 2010 Year in Review!

A Warning from The Future

Senator Al Franken: FCC Net Neutrality Plan

Poor Lindsey Graham is so tired, from so much voting. So, so much voting!

Kerry Rips McConnell On START: ‘Just Because You Say It Doesn’t Make It True’

11/14/07: I will take a back seat to no one in my commitment to Net Neutrality

Alien explains humans just need some sex ed....

Who Is Cenk Uygur? (Webby Award Entry - Best Web Personality/Host)

Citigroup banker, 27, leaps to her death from 40-storey Trump building

At Long Last, Military Honor

Honduras' PR Coup

The Stimulus That Isn't

Why Julian Assange is a journalist

The Bipartisanship Racket

When Zombies Win

The Great Fear

Joe Klein: McCain "a bitter man now, who can barely tolerate the fact that he lost to Barack Obama"

Health-care overhaul's individual mandate makes all the difference (Klein, WaPo)

Music Web Sites Dispute Legality of Their Closing

Monitoring America (WaPo)

Get Me the Paraguayan President's DNA: Three Devastating Wikileaks from Latin America

Which are the countries most effective in reducing poverty and inequality?

A Holiday Sampler of What Wikileaks Reveals about the US

Obama Lobbies GOP to back arms pact. What's the cost of civic responsibility this time?

Repubs on Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission release their own "report" on theTrickle Down Disaster

The Most Important Free Speech Issue of Our Time - Sen. Al Franken

Crooks & Liars: Tragic monsters, bigoted misanthropes, xenophobic hatred...and John McCain

Forget Missile Defense, GOP Holds Up START Treaty For 'Gaydar'

Vanity Fair: Most clinical trials conducted on sick Russians, homeless Poles, slum-dwelling Chinese

Glenn Beck Book Tour Makes Bizarre Visit to Heartland America

America’s Greediest: The 2010 Top Ten

US FCC set to back Internet traffic rules

That snow outside is what global warming looks like (UK)

How the Google/Verizon proposal could kill the internet in 5 years

Congress approved $801 billion for millionaires, & $57 billion for unemployed.

Kandahar gains came with 'brutal' tactics

Chris Hedges: Bitter Memories of War on the Way to Jail

A FORECLOSED WOMAN TELLS CONGRESS OFF

drumbeat from the weekend...

Drumbeat: December 20, 2010

Post-Beetle Outbreak Forests Lose CO2 Lose Much Of Sequestration Capacity For Decades Afterwards

Mongabay - Up To 50% Of Yungas Forests In Argentina, Bolivia May Be Lost In Warmer World

Dam Removal On Euclid Creek (OH) Has Supporters Upbeat, But Five More Dams Remain

"The Increasingly Narrow Timeframe For Bears To Hunt And Feed . . A Direct Effect Of Climate Change"

Tell Fast Food Chains To Stop Serving Up Rainforest Destruction!

Last night, for once, I watched something positive on LinkTV

New York Academy of Sciences Chernobyl book now free; interview with editor Janette D. Sherman, M.D.

Climate Bill Failure Costs Farmers' Union Millions

Insider thieves are the new nuclear threat

Decade of drought leaves two lakes, Powell and Mead, in same boat

Desdemona: 20 most popular stories of 2010

EPA reaches wetlands settlement

Explain it like I'm 5: Habitat land rush worries Yolo (Calif.) rice farmers, officials

Harvard Tests Validate Hydrino Theory - gallon of water = 200 barrels of oil

Lake Meredith - 60s Vintage Reservoir Near Amarillo - Now At 1% Of Capacity

Senator Tester Slips Bill Calling for Mandatory Logging of Public Lands into Omnibus Spending Bill

This Just In!! Environmentalism A Cult "Seducing Your Children" As It Seeks To Control The World!!

Gov. Chris Christie commutes sentence of man convicted of having guns in N.J. illegally

Brady Campaign warns of Red Ryder BB Gun hazard

Crime continues to drop for first half of 2010

Feds Want Reporting For High-Powered Rifle Sales

Side bets, anyone?

Uribe, on his knees in a presidential bathroom, begging for re-election

Honduras: Opposition media criminalised, two journalists arrested while covering eviction

8,500 paramilitary and guerrilla fighters rearm: Govt

8,500 paramilitary and guerrilla fighters rearm: Govt

‘Lula could run again in 2014’

Which are the countries most effective in reducing poverty and inequality?

Get Me the Paraguayan President's DNA: Three Devastating Wikileaks from Latin America

Honduras' PR Coup

Secret Cables: Parmley invited activists to his residence hoping the Cuban govt would punish them

Secret Cables: Cuban youth tell U.S. officials their hopes and fears

2009 cable: Cuban economy stronger than in the 1990s

Gloat-Free NBA Scores (Sunday, December 19)

Yo trumad

Vikings upgrade Favre from out to questionable

White Sox tap Pete Rose Jr. to manage rookie league team

2 Rams season tickets for sale

Heat vs. Mavericks

4-6 inches of snow expected for MNF game tonight

I think Favre's career may have just ended.

Glad to See DADT Gone, But the Underlying Bigotry Remains

2010: The Year Gay TV Grew Up

Gay Lit Thread

Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured

Lt. Dan Choi Tweet about DADT

Frank: U.S. Not Ready for Gay President - Would First-Spouse have to pay rent?

Yes, Maureen Dowd, We've Already Had a Gay President: James Buchanan

Abbas wanted Israel to help attack Hamas, WikiLeaks cable shows

WikiLeaks hints at Israeli-Palestinian cooperation

Gaza militants fire mortar salvo into Israel

Israel/West Bank: Separate and Unequal (HRW report)

Bat Yam rally: Death to Jewish women who date Arabs

US House passes anti-Palestine bill

Jerusalem scrambles as European states move to upgrade ties with Palestinians

Just when you thought the Pope couldn't get any more despicable

How would you characterize a civilization (of the past or future) in which infanticide is legal?

XKCD hits another one out of the park...

First Measurement of Magnetic Field in Earth's Core

Unprecedented Topographic Map of the Moon

Genetic Basis of Brain Diseases: Set of Proteins Account for Over 130 Brain Diseases

Total Lunar eclipse tonight 12/20-12/21

{UK} Researchers plan for deeper cuts to science budget (BBC)

Three Billion-Year-Old Genomic Fossils Deciphered

Watching show on Einstein.

Film scanners and the removal of crude oil from sand near a body of water

Strolling with Santa

More fun and games with color and black and white

Wish I would of thought of this...

16 Digital Photography Tips for Christmas

ceiling cat watching you

A few favorite b/w's from the shop of a thousand surprises

will it stay clear?

Some more shots from yesterday's road trip

Rule of thirds on steroids

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