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Archives: December 21, 2010

Man attempts suicide in store parking lot

Congratulations Steven!

Senators Plan Debt-Reduction Bill

Flash Mob FREAKOUT< Mall Closed!

Wiki cables: U.S. grants Israel 30 billion dollars while at the same time

dear President Obama, just say no....U.S. Military Seeks to Expand Raids in Pakistan

Every time al qaida targets a new industry ... productivity of that industry goes down

Will there be a massive wiki leak

Could I ask a favor, If you hate President Obama and don't want him to win a second term

Not that I had any doubts about any of this...

NOW you see what happens when you shoot rockets at the moon?!?!?

Ladies and gentlemen......Morons arguing

BBC: "Israeli air strike on Gaza as tensions rise"

OK, West Coastans, when are we going to see this thing?

The rains on the West Coast

Reuters: "U.S. considers expanding raids into Pakistan"

Big Government such a good thing now?

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year rankings for 2010 are:

Washington Post details vast growth of US domestic spying

WikiLeaks: U.S. Knew About Disgraced Billionaire Stanford Long Before Arrest

WikiLeaks: U.S. Knew About Disgraced Billionaire Stanford Long Before Arrest

Looking at the sky, thinking 'bout the Old Ones.

REMEMBERING LUCY.....

9-Year-Old Raises $15K To Buy Christmas Gifts For Hospitalized Children

Barry Romo: The Never Ending War

Free Market? What Free Market?

Bitter Memories of War on the Way to Jail

"He's accepted responsibility and hopes to make the victims whole." $880 Million ponzi scheme

Betting on death..for fun & profit (other people's deaths, of course)

Haley Barbour just doesn't remember the civil rights era being all that bad in MS; amazing and

Haley Barbour just doesn't remember the civil rights era being all that bad in MS; amazing and

"Kill Capitalism" and busted ATM machines.

NATO fails to deliver half of trainers promised for Afghanistan

Pentagon, State Dept. criticized over Kyrgyz jet fuel deals

VA takes steps to deal with mounting Lejeune water claims

10 Worst Countries for Forced Labor

Nakaima calls Futenma relocation out of Okinawa 'fast' option

Cables Shed Light on Ex-K.G.B. Officer’s Death

Cupcakegate: The finale

Republican History

Voice of Russia: What will Russia gain by joining WTO?

“Benjamins” in the Garbage

Great quote on Huff post

Time to lighten up a bit

Is it a fair statement to say that...

Bomb under a seat in a train in Rome in the Rebibbia station.

This Modern World: 2010 moments of pure crazy

Waste in US Afghan aid seen at billions of dollars

Philanthropist Provides Care That The Pentagon Won't

"Could you retire without Social Security" - WSJ article predicts SS/Medicare cuts

Hypocrisy?

Oh, Montana, Give This Child a Home…

Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured

Assange: Why I won't go to Sweden

How fast did net neutrality came up?

9/11 Responder's Bill Passage & the "relentless TV advocacy by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show"

Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) - Yes on DREAM, yes on DADT repeal, promised yes on START

Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured

Toon: The Off-Center Center

NY Times: Homes at Risk, and No Help From Lawyers

I wonder which god ate the Moon this time

U.N. council, assembly evacuated due suspicious odor

Kinect sex game will not become reality, Microsoft says

Food Safety Bill Passes -- Why do you suppose we were sold out?

Could the census change be good news?

Pope Ratz blames the Catholic Church's child sex abuse scandals on.....the 1970s?

Thanks for the Tax Cut!

Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei, Alleged Rutgers Cyberbullies: Where Are They Now?

Census Bureau Announcement: Population is 308,745,538

Tuesday TOON Roundup 4

Looks like Kucinich might be serving his last term in Congress in 2011-2012.

What's with all demands for more infomation lately? Facebook/youtube.

Cuomo Sues Ernst & Young

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood: High-Speed Rail Will be Our Generation's Legacy

FCC hearing going on now.

Tomorrow Obama will sign a bill that will put gay people in combat!!!!

Florida gains two U.S. House seats in Census

Rumsfeld: "27 years ago today, I met with Saddam Hussein"

How does a democracy evolve into an oligarchy?

Teen birth rate hits record low

Teen birth rate hits record low

Tuesday TOON Roundup 3

Taxes...where do teabaggers get these numbers??

Wintry weather brings snow to Australia in midsummer

Census announces list of states

Ed Schultz, MSNBC’s ‘Fiery Populist,’ Gets Profiled

Texas gains 4 House seats, FL gets 2 more.....

Santa the Socialist is replaced by a teabagging deer.

TSA checking bag in D.C. Metro? Thom Hartmann show

Pets - lopsided relationship

Afghan sex practices concern U.S., British forces

My "It's A Wonderful Life" Moment

Corporate America: Just Not Into You Anymore

Cartoon from Mr. Fish entitled "The shit ready to hit the fan."

Well, the eclipse starts in 15 minutes

Divided FCC adopts rules to protect Web traffic

Divided FCC adopts rules to protect Web traffic

Names of the Republican Senators that back the START Treaty

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: Richard Holbrooke Told Me Afghanistan Was A Losing Proposition

Public servants feel sting of budget rancor

There was more outrage over K.O.'s suspension than there is over "Net Neutrality"

I bet the day comes when if your 401k is worth too much you lose SS!

Another day of outrage, no way to be heard, no way to stop the madness.

Tuesday TOON Roundup 1

could it be that the left is just tired of fighting for the

Senators Allowed to Own Stocks in Military Companies, but Their Staff Is Not

Can a New Streetcar Save Atlanta's MARTA?

Can a New Streetcar Save Atlanta's MARTA?

The Fight for LGBT Rights Isn't Over. We need an Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed!

Where are they now? Linda Tripp? Richard Perle? Paula Jones?

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Slammed From All Sides

Ohio could lose as many as 2 seats in Congress

Madoff's personal secretary has been ordered to report to jail

Deutsche Bank agrees to pay $553 million to resolve federal tax shelter fraud investigation

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable "declares war" on Rupert Murdoch, slammed by other pols

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable "declares war" on Rupert Murdoch, slammed by other pols

Group plans suit for nationwide gray wolf recovery

Divided FCC adopts rules to protect Web traffic

Barbour "APOLOGIZES" For Being A Racist

Vince Cable to stay on as Business Secretary

It's Getting More Difficult To Maintain The Facade As The United States Crumbles Around Us

Fake Net Neutrality: Like Letting Enron Write the Electricity Rules

Arlen Specter shows class in his closing argument - attacks GOP right wing control

Arizona census results: 1 more congressional seat. The irony?

Census webcast starting (live report on new State population/aportionment numbers)

Census webcast starting (live report on new State population/aportionment numbers)

Writers' Guild statement on FCC Net "Neutrality" rules: "Tepid," "Fail in Fundamental Ways," etc.

New Census Data Brings Good News for Democrats

The economy explained in 4 panels.

Snow picture near Eiffel tower

Ho, Ho, Ho...MERRY Christmas from the GOP: "Tom Coburn (R-OK) To Block 9/11 Responders Bill"

Unleashing Leviticus: Religious Right Rants Over Change In Military’s DADT Policy

U.S. Proposes Rules on Raising Insurance Premiums

British flu outbreak leaves 302 people in intensive care - Sky News

WikiLeaks “No Threat,” Top German Official Says

YES WE CAN!!!

IPhone and Android Apps Breach Privacy

Interesting discussion on dissemination of raw data: The Rise of Little Brother

I'm now taking nominations for the 1st annual Haley Barbour Honesty In Conservative Kulture Awards

North Korea Blinks, Where's the MSM Reporting?

yes disney supports the criminal who will become governor of the dumbest state

Vote NOW for "Ass Clown of the Year!" (Round 2)

First the Democrats where the socialists now it's the Methodists?

First the Democrats where the socialists now it's the Methodists?

Palin's book a little fuzzy on history

Haley Barbour: Segregationist Citizens Councils That I Praised Were 'Totally Indefensible'

START will move forward: 67 - 28.

Two items in the decidedly mixed bag of Social Security proposals -

Shovel-ready

The Hill: Deficit panel's ideas to be resurrected in bipartisan Senate bill (Warner and Chambliss)

Weiner is correct - up or down vote for first responders

Weiner is correct - up or down vote for first responders

Electron Boy's Amazing Power Felt Worldwide (Cheerful news for the holidays)

Message from Senator Al Franken about Net Neutrality

2 Utah towns evacuate as dam threatens to burst

2 Utah towns evacuate as dam threatens to burst

Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured

Gerbils also get the winter blues

Lacking any hires and facing criticism, FL Gov.-elect Rick Scott asks Crist team to stay on longer

Lacking any hires and facing criticism, FL Gov.-elect Rick Scott asks Crist team to stay on longer

Deportations Loom as Deadline for Haitians Nears

Ethnic violence and racism divide Moscow

I've been hearing some talk about ...

Arlen Spector uses his good bye to the senate speech to rip the republicans

Ordinary people, extraordinary giving

last day for VOTE in December Photo Finals....!!

'Curve ball' wins international illusion contest

Automakers challenge rule allowing 15% ethanol in gas

Critics say Denver extorting millions from car owners

Heads up for Michael Moore on Rachel tonight

Mayan buildings may have operated as sound projectors

Scared White Men....

Woman with gun apprehended at WSOC-TV standoff

Disease pushes young couple to love

Is there a video of Arlan Spector's farewell speech today? I did

Deutsche Bank to pay over $550M in fraud probe

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything

Great news for a change

Democracy Inc

Will Mike Rogers out Lindsey Graham?

LOL - Dumb ass birther's anti Obama video came back to haunt him

War Hazards Compensation Act of 1942

Community Currencies Offer Refuge from Economic Forces

How far are we from American Citizens being held in indefinite dentition centers.

Raw Story: "$2 trillion municipal bond debt crisis could bring down 100 US cities, analyst warns"

HA! Tweety wants the RNC to replace the elephant with a Toad!

Big Ed just called Doocy from Fox Morning News Douche

Not that I care (A FR topic)

FCC Breaks Obama's Promise! Please sign this petition....

Imagine if Senators had to actually stand up and filibuster?

AlterNet: FCC Passes Toothless Net Neutrality Regulations

For this Sports

Sent this letter to Tom Coburn

Jib-Jab 2010 Year-in-Review video -- "So Long To Ya, 2010!!!"

Magnitude 7.4 - BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

Kukla, Fran and Ollie - The First Episodes: 1949-54

200 homes in L.A. County foothills ordered evacuated as powerful storms loom

SAN DIEGO DU'ERS Road closures

Non Sequitur TOON: Please Help!

Anyone else have a link to Free Republic's charity drive?

Sarah Palin Flip Flops and Decides the WikiLeaks Cables on Iran Are Very Useful

If the MSNBC TeeVee Gurus have any smarts at all, they will re-work Rachel

Fox News’ Shep Smith Shames Coburn For Blocking 9/11 Bill: ‘This Is The Senator’ Blocking ‘Necessary

From boldprogressives.org: Hold Obama accountable on net neutrality.

The Rude Pundit: Cracker Ass Crackers Acting Like Crackers

From NASA: Global Warming Mapped

Highlights from Haley Barbour’s “Not That Bad” 1960s Mississippi - FDL

Warner-Chambliss: The New Catfood - FDL

Chris Matthews seems to think that all republicons are great

Chris Matthews seems to think that all republicons are great

Eclipse: West Coast photos

Opening the Bag of Mortgage Tricks

Opening the Bag of Mortgage Tricks

Delegate Bob Marshall Wants Gays Banned From Virginia National Guard

Chevron's Desperation, Evidence Tampering,and Insults to Indigenous Culture Growing in Ecuador Trial

Is Lindsey Graham About to Get Outed?

Is It Only Conserves & Cons Moving South & West?

Bluedog Mark Warner and Saxby Chambliss..

67-28

Chevron Ecuador Case A Shambles, Former Backer Says

Not a surprise that our catholic hospital loses it status

Obama will sign bill, Repeal DTDA, START, now next

FYI -- Julian Assange will be interviewed by Cenk tomorrow on the Ratigan show

No snow leads to cannabis bust

I'm gone or So long, farewell Auf Weidersehen, goodbye

I'm gone or So long, farewell Auf Weidersehen, goodbye

Heaven Forbid That We Have Another 9/11 Tragedy To Deal With Senator Coburn.....

The Spirt of Christmas Past

Would you support an internet law like this?

NJ gets 2 week extension on $271M tunnel tab

Reminder: Michael Moore on with Rachel at 9 pm - as her guest in her Special

Eclipse webcam link

"Chained CPI" - Here's how it works: (ie, "How to destroy your SS without any "cuts") :

George Lopez: "I'm Running for Mayor of L.A.!"

Obstruction-Obsessed McConnell To Democrats: If You ‘Think It’s Bad Now, Wait Till Next Year’

LMFAO! Tea Party Carols on Twitter!

Michael Moore on the Rachel Maddow show:

What time is Obama signing the DADT Repeal Tomorrow ?

Merry Christmas

Tune into Rachel Maddow LIVE with Michael Moore HERE, LIVE:

Wikileaks: ‘People affiliated with our organization have already been assassinated,’ Assange claims

Sarah Palin mocks Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign on reality show with jab about dessert Rea

How to create a faux grassroots ed reform organization!

Brown to eliminate California stimulus watchdog

Brown to eliminate California stimulus watchdog

Obama's FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured

Another reason to pull out of Afghanistan....

Happy Winter Soltice!

MIDDLE CLASS pays the MOST Taxes

Maserati U.S. Sales Rise With $136,000 GranTurismo Convertible

You can thank Missouri Senator Claire "I'm really a Republican" McCaskill for screwing homeowners

Man punches child in the face- on the ski slope

Dammit Julian!

NJ gives Gov. Chris Christie high - and low - marks

Holiday travel stokes sex crime victims' TSA pat-down fears

Travel-trained: Americans take security with sigh

In a horrible attempt at a police cover-up. Toronto Police admit they beat Nobody

A Cheery Holiday Message from Bankster: Death Eaters on Wall Street

I've been thinking about it since Sunday, but I think I'm never watching 60 Minutes again

Japan bio-scientists produce 'singing mouse'

Odds Skew Against Investors in Bets on Strangers' Lives

Are Employers Trying To Take Advantage Of The Bad Economy?

There's a mini ice age coming, says man who beats weather experts

"Merry Christmas, Ann" LOL!!

Listening to this 9.11 responder on Keith's...

open your angel eyes to those in need this week

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange says police feared he would be assassinated outside High Court

On Rachel, Obama Record of Accomplishment.

13% of US population, 50% of US African Americans live below the official Extreme Poverty level

Christmas the deadliest day of the year: study

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! & Here's a new kitty gif!

My mom

I agree with Michael Moore about Julian Assange..

Our Soon To be Governor Rick Scott's dream CUTs

There will be no economic recovery in the country as long as the Republican Party exists.

WikiLeaks Reveals Santa's Naughty List!!!!

US corporations move to create a part-time, contingent workforce

suddenly worried and self conscious, is it okay to give your sisters jewelry for holidays?

Huge South Korea drill likely to infuriate North

GOP strategists worry about future of Hispanic vote

S. Korea lights Christmas tree in snub to North

I wonder how this woman feels about having this picture on the front of AOL

very sad

Fox Dangerously Close To Making Explicit Call For Repeal Of 20th Century

Haley Barbour's race blinders

George Takei "eaten alive" by bed bugs

The holiday family follies have already begun

‘People affiliated with our organization have already been assassinated,’ Assange claims

An ad I just saw on DU.

Funny sign LOLZ

Thank you DU, for your friendship, disagreement, and kindness.

“No matter what we pay people, it is never enough and they always find something to complain about,”

Obama administration to require health insurance companies to justify any increases of 10% or more

Credit Unions Paying For Risky Behavior Of A Few - MSNBC

Florida Attorney General Elect, Pam Bondi (R), Supports Nullification of Federal Laws

Have Republicans been more cooperative since the election?

No Proof TSA Scanners Are Safe

No Proof TSA Scanners Are Safe

Besides the internet and GPS, what other DoD inventions

I don't care that much about START. I do care about a dem President

Why not fund Social Security by a Carbon Tax?

I've noticed something about people in our jails.

North Korea threatens to attack South over Christmas lights

White House shows true class (Lt Dan Choi invited to WH signing!)

Have your noticed the "new" looming financial crisis being pushed by our MSM?

End of world prediction: No need for plans after Oct. 21

Boston.com 2010 Year in Pictures:

We Have Four Weeks to Stop Obama from Cutting Social Security

Man charged in $45,000 heist -- of Magic cards

New EMALS Launcher Works And Should Be On $40 Billion Dollar USS Gerald R Ford

Top 10 Signs You Might be a Republican Grinch

Top 10 Signs You Might be a Republican Grinch

WikiLeaks’ Assange fires back at The Guardian to competitor

California high-speed rail doubles size, says hello to Bakersfield

California high-speed rail doubles size, says hello to Bakersfield

California high-speed rail doubles size, says hello to Bakersfield

Should you keep your life savings in the same bank that holds your mortgage?

Shepard Smith attacks Tom Coburn for blocking 9/11 first responders bill

"Arlen Specter's Deliciously Bitter Farewell to Fellow Senators: You're a Bunch of Cannibals!"

there was a time I was a hotel maid

Larry David: "Thanks for the tax cuts!"

WikiLeaks: "US threatened ‘retaliation’ to bully EU into accepting biotech crops, cable shows"

Boehner's Tears: The Psychology of Crying

Robert Reich: 'The Year Washington Became "Business Friendly"' - HuffPo

Ezra Klein Agrees with Bob Kuttner: Social Security Cuts will Be in Obama's State of the Union

Krampus of the Year: Newt Gingrich

Not Sure If I Should Be Proud Or Not, But ...

More Owners Giving Up Pets In Tough Economy

Apple Bans Wikileaks App from iPhones

Good grief. Republicans still trying to block DADT repeal.

Thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes possible ...... in SoCal !!!!

Thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes possible ...... in SoCal !!!!

Ariz. diocese revokes hospital's status after surgery

I Read Some Marx (& I Liked It) (Christmas cheer, college kids having fun)

Fascinating Look at Why the Media Sucks At Reporting on Social Security

An invitation to argue about a minor issue (less important than breatsfeeding in Olive Garden)

Is Rachel Maddow An "Obama Cheerleader"?

Someone on Bartcop is dumping on DU...

Someone on Bartcop is dumping on DU...

Evening Tea(baggers)

I hate this. How much longer? How much longer until . . . .

It's official DUERs - straight from the Fox's mouth - Haliburton paid for

SIX MILLION DEAD IN CONGO'S WAR

Steven Colbert on our "Christian Nation's" treatment of the poor:

23 percent can't pass military exam

I smell fear.

Why should liberals care at all about preserving the private health insurance market?

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange issues threat and complains about ... leaks

Assange: 'I Am Not Promiscuous ... Just Really Like Women'

Assange: 'I Am Not Promiscuous ... Just Really Like Women'

Former P.O.W. John McCain honors our troops by holding up Military Suicide Prevention Bill

New House Apportionment from the Census Bureau

It just came to me that A Christmas Carol has several anti-Semitic themes

Alan Simpson

Less than $100 away from $7,000. -- DONATE TODAY -- Help feed the hungry this holiday season!

Pope : “In 70s, paedophilia was theorised as something fully in conformity with man & even children"

U.S. Senate approves Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract for Marinette Marine

SIGN the DailyKos/Merkley/Udall PETITION: Tell Senators--make the filibuster real!

Sigh... oh China

LTTE - The Relationship Between College and Jobs

"to gay community: now that you can join the military, please don't"

I believe in signs.

White House Drafts Executive Order For Indefinite Detention - RawStory/ProPublica

Target.... Thought it was a "Blue" Business.

Congress passes shark protection act!

Someone please explain -- why is the FCC decision about Net Neutrality bad?

Viciousness is not a Virtue - a response to the Teabaggerati from a Methodist Minister

I think the FCC ruling today is another big win for Obama.

I love the smell of a Freeper meltdown in the morning. First DADT, then START. What's next?

Breaking in Houston: Our 9 Rottweilers ate our baby. What. The. Fuhhh...

Speaker Pelosi signs the repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law in an enrollment ceremony - pics

OMG! Scott Brown really is turning into a Democrat !!!

RED ALERT: NYT REVEALS ***MILITARY SECRETS*** ON FRONT PAGE!!!

Final thoughts about Captain BeefHeart

What in the world is he thinking? A liberal critique of Barack Obama

The Democratic leaders are not even pretending to defend Social Security.

GM uses oil-soaked boom from Gulf of Mexico to make Chevy Volt parts

Senate Dems can easily halt Republican "procedural filibusters" Just stop the "dual-track" practice!

'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'

'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'

Winter Solstice

Flash Boycott

The threat of a default is a gun pointed at Wall Street

Tuesday TOON Roundup 2

Tuesday TOON Roundup 5

Net Neutrality

The Republican War Against Vegetables

If I'm reading this post from Manning's lawyer right, nothing can be done

So the Wells Fargo Bank lawsuit involves Wachovia Mortgage

How pathetic is this?

Should I wake my son up so he can see the eclipse?

In honor of the eclipse...

Two pics of tonight's eclipse from the Bay Area.

Anyway, I was trying to look at the eclipse through a pinhole in a piece of paper...

So I was enjoying the Eclipse when....

Delete

Any other DU sysadmins? RAID advice request/rant

Immaculate Conception redux?

You know you are the Grinch when

the Supremes sing Christmas

The moon disappeared for a while last night

Look at all the pretty colors

"You can't get there from here."

Lunar eclipse

The moon disappeared for a while last night. I decided to make up for it out by the highway.

Post a favorite holiday photo or illustration

Abe Vigoda

Any Bets Obama Will Drop His Drawers a Take a Shit on a Picture of FDR...

"Identical pair" is the phrase for today. Modify a thread title to include "identical pair".

Time for everyone to whip out their yule logs

Arsenal vs. Manchester United, 1926.

Little visitor.

Things to see and do in Athens, Georgia?

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

RainDog just called me a "ho" in a PM she sent me.

Xmas cheer for those who celebrate Xmas (or just a pretty song for those who don't.)

The basic question.

Holiday Greetings!

It's been decades since I've played air hockey... but this was ME!!!

Another Glacier National Park picture

If you've been wondering what to get MFM for Christmas... wonder no longer.

And finally: Help me, OB-GYN-TSA... you're my only hope.

OK, folks. Help me decide between two almost identical pair of boo . . . .

Hmmmmmm... I wonder what THIS button does.

In honor of the eclipse, a poem I wrote a long time ago.

Well, I received a Christmas card from the First Family

VIDEO: Last Minutes With Oden

Happy Solstice, everyone!

I've just received a lovely gift that I can't keep.

Delete, duplicate.

ANOTHER MAJOR disappointment by the Obama Administration

OK. Trivia question for all of you Janis Joplin fans...........

My daughter Leah cut her hair for "Locks of Love"...I am so proud of her.

My puppies just untied a knot in a sock toy

Tv star dies in BP spill

Gary Shandling/The Larry Sanders Show Fans

So sad: RIP Steve Landesberg - 1945-2010 (Lt Dietrich - Barney Miller)

Aw, HELL, no...

OK, folks. Help me decide between two almost identical pair of boots

Am I the only one who feels a little sad when

Is anybody watching "Celebrity Rehab?"

YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!!!!!!

...pssssst...

Some of my pics of the eclipse from Oklahoma City

Happy Birthday Frank Zappa

ANOTHER disappointment by the Obama Administration

Why does the little "puke" emoticon have orange puke?

Need help selecting a Lee Greenwood CD for a friend. Your suggestions?

The Ghostly Countdown -- 4

My eclipse-watching activities have been censored by Photobucket.

"River" Joni Mitchel or Sarah McLachlan?

Happy Winter Solstice everyone!

Poll question: OK, folks. Help me decide between two almost identical pair of boobs

Best resort/hotel/ you have ever stayed at. For me it has to be the Chateau Montebello in

Every person in the world is born with a large gaping hole in their chest.

Beach House - 10 Mile Stereo

Anybody use a file-storage/distribution site like Photobucket that isn't so Puritanical?

Cheer me up: post only good advice.

I really really loath and despise the US Postal Office.

Have I mentioned that I've been working out?

Christmas songs done by rock bands

I love how new music can come into our lives!

I am high, laying in my hot tub...

Mr. Bean conducting a brass quartet

What's your first name?

Kucinich Proposes Landmark Reform of Monetary Policy

Death Penalty Down in U.S., Figures Show

Honduras: Prosecute Post-Coup Abuses

Iraq to Vote on New Government After 9 - Month Gap

Moody’s Warns Portugal of Downgrade

Net neutrality: US expected to ratify new rules on internet access

Late safety recalls cost Toyota record fines

Explosive device found in Rome subway

Greece Plans to Lower Employer Pension Contribution 25% by 2013

Russia Was Misled Over Fuel for U.S. Use, Report Says

Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured

Kucinich praises Lieberman for 'Don't ask' repeal

Actor Injured in Fall During ‘Spider-Man’ Performance

Union leader sharply critical of Manchin

Obama congratulates Iraq on new government

Russia Supports India U.N. Seat Quest, Seals Deals

Gasoline Futures up on Tighter Northeast Supplies

Three killed as bomb explodes at Kenyan bus station

GOP support gives START the votes for ratification

Russian diplomat expelled from UK for alleged spying

Iowa, Illinois each lose congressional seat

Puerto Rico Guard chopper crashes, 6 feared dead

Former New Zealand leader denounces leak on troops for Iraq

With census changes, GOP gains edge in races for Congress, president

Md. Investigators Raid Home, Office of Alleged Robocaller

News Corp's Sky takeover bid gets the green light from the EU

Ernst & Young accused of hiding Lehman troubles

States accuse Bank of America of ‘widespread fraud’ on homeowners

EU rejects eastern states' call to outlaw denial of crimes by communist regimes

Harvard, Yale open up to ROTC plans after 'don't ask, don't tell' vote

American to be sentenced in Haitian sexual abuse case

Critics say Denver extorting millions from car owners

Gov. McDonnell Says No Way To New DADT For Va. National Guard

Chevron's Desperation, Evidence Tampering,and Insults to Indigenous Culture Growing in Ecuador Trial

Senate sends funding bill to House

START Moves Forward, 67-28

Julian Assange reported to have sold memoirs

Disney writes $25,000 check for incoming governor

Sarah Palin Flip Flops and Decides the WikiLeaks Cables on Iran Are Very Useful

‘People affiliated with our organization have already been assassinated,’ Assange claims

N.J. Man Spared 7 Years in Prison for Guns Legally Owned

Schwarzenegger urges court to allow building sale

U.S. Population: Nearly 309 Million, Census Says

US military pushes Obama to allow more Pakistan raids

Toronto officer charged in G20 assault

(Tory) George Osborne taunts openly gay Chris Bryant in House of Commons (with "pantomime dame" jibe

Pelosi leads celebration of 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

More Owners Giving Up Pets In Tough Economy

Tom Coburn To Block 9/11 Responders Bill

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Tuesday December 21, 2010

UN members restore reference to sexual orientation in resolution on unjustified killings

Strong Earthquake Near Japan Triggers Tsunami Warning

1 in 7 Americans rely on food stamps

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange says police feared he would be assassinated outside High Court

Collective bargaining is target of next Ohio Senate

Target Continues To Make The Political Donations They Had Previously Apologized For Making

House Passes Food Safety Bill, Raising Powers of F.D.A.

Marine wants leniency for illegal immigrant father

Last-ditch McConnell 'don't ask' amendment blocked

UConn women get Division I record 89th straight win

START likely to be approved

Halliburton settles Nigeria bribery claims for $35 million

Chile lawyer seeks arrest of 4 ex-officials in singer Victor Jara's killing during '73 coup

Senate poised to pass nuclear treaty, giving Obama a major victory

U.K. officials greased Lockerbie bomber's release, report finds

U.S. Military Seeks to Expand Raids in Pakistan

Huge South Korea drill likely to infuriate North

Overseas rights group says concerned over fate of Tibetan monks detained after 2008 protests

China bans English words in media

WikiLeaks cables: McDonald's used US to put pressure on El Salvador

Obama administration readies indefinite detention order for Guantanamo detainees

WikiLeaks cables: Bangladeshi 'death squad' trained by UK government

US soldier who slaughtered family blames Iraq War trauma for evil deeds

Arizona Hospital Loses Catholic Status Over Surgery

Coburn Will Block 9/11 First Responders Bill, Potentially Killing Its Chance Of Passage

'NET NEUTRALITY' PASSES-FCC votes 3-2 to approve controversial Internet regulations

(Britain's Business Secretary) Vince Cable (says he has) 'Declared War' On Murdoch Empire

'Flash Mob' Results in Calif. Mall Evacuation

Report Cites Abuses From China’s One-Child Rule

White House praises Jon Stewart for plugging bill to help 9/11 responders

White House praises Jon Stewart for plugging bill to help 9/11 responders

WikiLeaks app yanked from Apple's App Store

Specter issues parting blow to Roberts, Alito

Specter issues parting blow to Roberts, Alito

Assange Once Again Threatens a U.S. Bank (enough material to make bosses of a major US bank resign)

(RW) Blogger (Hal Turner) gets 33 months for threatening judges

Military will write the rules on repeal of gay ban (incl. "No public displays of affection")

Military will write the rules on repeal of gay ban (incl. "No public displays of affection")

Breaking: Lt. Choi to Report for Duty Tomorrow

Obama hails FCC on net neutrality vote

U.S. teen birthrate hits new low amid overall drop

US helped subvert Colombia’s congress on military ‘escalation’ deal, cable shows

Worst Persons Of The Day

Worst Persons Of The Day

Republicans’ unpatriotic resistance to New START

Triangulation

START may now have 11 Republicans

Here's Obama's FCC version of "Net Neutrality"

Krugman: Notes On Government Employment

START looks to be a "done deal." Third-ranking Senate Republican (Alexander) now on board.

Statements by President Obama and VP Biden on Iraqi government formation

Obama's 2008 states lose six electoral votes in new census

CNN poll: Americans don't like tax cuts for the rich, but approve of the deal

US Chamber of Commerce Still Opposing 9/11 First Responders Bill

Presidential Elections : It's not The Supreme Court, stupid,

A wonderful WP article and a Hill article with Kerry's comments after the vote

You Ain't Got the Right.

* The lame duck session running tally:

WikiLeaks details unsuccessful U.S. efforts to modernize Cairo's military strategy.

Blame Bill Clinton for DADT you are in great company

House Will Stay to Pass 9/11 Bill - Senate vote scheduled for tomorrow.

Rep. Frank gets emotional at DADT repeal signing

The lame duck wins are adding up for Obama

Health insurance hikes to be scrutinized

White House White Board: Health Reform & Rate Review

Via Twitter: Lt. Dan Choi to attend DADT signing, pick up his ring for Senator Reid.

More Americans Believe in Strict Creationism

White House shows true class

Manchin Apologizes for Missing Votes

Obama calls after historic win

Gaining House seats: AZ, FL, GA, NV, SC, TX, UT, WA. Losing: IL, IA, LA, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, PA

Do people turn Repuke if they move to a Repuke area?

Oh happy day-I signed #DADT repeal, sending to @whitehouse for President's sig into law tomorrow!

Don't forget tomorrow is our historic !!!!

Incrementalism works

Mitch McConnell Accuses Obama Of Plan To Seize Internet

"If they think it's bad now, wait 'til next year."

Net Neutrality, Google, and Geekiness,

Larry David "Thanks For The Tax Cuts!" NYTimes

67-28 Obama win

A group of unsung and unnoticed heros in the DADT debate

Is there still hope for the 9/11 responders bill?

Time to Talk Some Smack (by BooMan)

The 'Repo-Demo' party's three-part austerity plan for America

Eugene Robinson: Obama Scores a Victory, Along With Some Vindication

This Lame Duck session is further proof that all of these people need term limits

"Obama's political arm vows to revive DREAM Act"

Shep Smith Names Every GOPer Who Wouldn't Talk 9/11 Bill With Him

Bill Clinton on the Payroll Tax Holiday - "the best thing you can do"

If John Kerry never asked Barack Obama to be his Keynote speaker would Obama be President today?

We need 60 votes to do anything, FDR had it easy

Daily Kos: OBAMA BEATS SELF IN "DADT" FIGHT

Sen. Lindsey Graham/FOX: "When it's all going to be said and done, HARRY REID HAS EATEN OUR LUNCH."

Press release from Oklahoma City Fire Fighters to U.S. Senate (Coburn, Inhofe)

SOme of you do realize that there wont be a significant piece of legislation that passes the House

Sen. Manchin D-WV, fears commercials about him voting for/against DADT/DREAM Acts --turns tail...

Chris Christie, Obama & Shared Sacrifice: Where's the Wealthy's Share?

The Banker

Thom Hartmann: Time to kick the US Chamber of Commerce out of Congress?

60 Minutes & Chris Christie's Class War on AFSCME Pensioners

5/29/09: I remain firmly committed to Net Neutrality so we can keep the Internet as it should be

4/21/08: What you want to do is preserve the concept that everybody has equal access to the Internet

Marshall - The 13th Apostle

She wants to do away with Social Security

Loesch thinks it funny getting rid of SS

Brazilian President Lula speaks out in defence of Wikileaks: English subtitles

Civil War: Slavery or Self Gov't?

MRN: Once Thor Goes Black, He Don't Go Black

Thom Hartmann: Is CBS becoming the new Fox lite?

Young Turks: Republicans Kill Anti-Child Marriage Bill - Why??

U.S. Marine Jon Turner tosses his medals

Unplugged: Sen. Graham, Petty and Childish

Mike Malloy - Republicans Block Child Marriage Act

Mike Malloy - Republicans Block Dream Act

February 1, 2010: I'm a big believer in Net Neutrality. I campaigned on this.

Mike Malloy - Secession Ball

Rachel Maddow Show Special Event: Leadership in America (DADT repealed, now what)

Young Turks: Creationism, God & Evolution - Poll

A&P Workers Ask: Why, Big Y? What About Our Jobs?

Jon Stewart Changes Fox News 9/11 Responders Bill Opinion

Republicans Lauded 9/11 Responders, Now Abandoning Them

Senator Arlen Specter Slams Republican ''Cannibalism'' & The Supreme Court in Farewell Speech

Coburn Will Block 9/11 First Responders Bill

Senator Sessions Rants Against Judicial Nominees With 'ACLU DNA'

Foreclosures on People Who Never Missed a Payment

It's NOT such a Wonderful Life!

TDPS: Mainstream media has been NEUTERED on Wikileaks & Julian Assange

David Silverman vs. Bill Donohue on Fox News

Tempers f;lare

HuffPo: Employed But Struggling: Report Finds 1 in 3 Working Families Near Poverty

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

What Is Net Neutrality? The ACLU Answers the Key Questions to keep a open Internet

Boston School Committee approves expanded closure plan

Spare me the sight of Tories demanding more law and order

The 10 Greediest People of the Year

We’re All Conservatives Now

Thanks for the Tax Cut!

Colombia cable: Army murder of civilians “widespread”

Wikileaks’ Assange Says He Wants Privacy Over Rape Accusation

The beautiful symmetry of the foreclosure racket

Vince Cable's idiocy has ripped apart Lib Dem strategy (UK)

COBURN MOVES TO BLOCK FIRST RESPONDERS HEALTH CARE BILL -

Specter assails ideological 'cannibalism' in Senate in farewell speech.

Another Score: Joe Biden & Ad Melkert Deliver on Iraq.

Brzezinski on Afghanistan & New START

Debra J. Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle: Obama maintains Bush policies he once slammed

NYT's Rich on "No Labels" movement: "Clueless."

In this Dickensian season, a Victorian clique still rules (UK)

Saving Social Security: Stopping Obama's Next Bad Deal

Big Media's Guilt in Gary Webb's Death

LARRY DAVID: Thanks for the Tax Cut! (satire)

The Internet Splits in Two

Toward Open Government

Honduras: Prosecute Post-Coup Abuses

Muscling out the mussels

Environmentalists plan to redirect strategies

After Oil Spill Crisis, a Protector Keeps Watch

Remaining Cod Populations In Scottish Waters Hit By Rising Water Temperatures Pressuring Food Stocks

Acidification May Also Disrupt Marine Nitrogen Cycle - Less Nutrient All Around One Possibility

China's ineficient electric generating system

Honda makes Civic & Fit FFVs for Brazil that get similar fuel economy with Ethanol as with gasoline

Farming the Wind: Wind Turbines May Increase Crop Yields

While the ethanol15 war continues NASCAR announces it will use E15 starting in the 2011 season.

A little bit of lighting hope in a dark world

A tale of two papers - it was the best of times, it was the worst of times

U.S. demand for gasoline should fall for good after '06 peak

GOES-11 Captures the "Pineapple Express"

WaPo: EV subsidies are "the biggest taxpayer rip-off since corn-based ethanol"

Bolivia - Why We Refused To Sign Up At Cancun - Guardian

A step toward fusion power - MIT news

list of organizations receiving funds from EXXON

Gasland

NYC registry of gun offenders upheld by state's top court ...

Candians at risk of losing firearms

Julian Assange singles out Lula for his support

American to be sentenced in Haitian sexual abuse case

Colombia cable: Army murder of civilians “widespread”

Has anybody been to Rio De Janeiro since the crackdown?

Relatives of Victims remember the U.S. invasion of Panama

Brazilian president calls for prudent Christmas shopping

Have you seen Lula Unplugged on Wikileaks? It's fabulous.

WikiLeaks cables: McDonald's used US to put pressure on El Salvador

US helped subvert Colombia’s congress on military ‘escalation’ deal, cable shows

Note to Rory Carroll Re Venezuela

Bolivian president issues new education law

Chevron's Desperation, Evidence Tampering, and Insults to Indigenous Culture Growing in Ecuador Tria

Big Media's Guilt in Gary Webb's Death

Chile lawyer seeks arrest of 4 ex-officials in singer Victor Jara's killing during '73 coup

Spain opens investigation against Uribe

WSJ’s Mary O’Grady Rewrites WikiLeaks, by Belén Fernández

Venezuelan government to regulate Internet (law was passed)

Chávez's verbal attacks against the US made Lula uneasy, according to US cables

Congressional Travel to Honduras Used to Support US Lawmaker's Business Interests

Honduras: Prosecute Post-Coup Abuses

Gloat-Free NBA Scores (Tuesday, December 20)

Broncos' Tebow will get another start vs. Texans

The Beef O' Brady's Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Pete

Is Rex Ryan's Wife Making Foot Fetish Videos?

+++ NFL Week 16 Picks +++

The Hu-Hu Bowl

Virginian: Bar gays from National Guard

New website brought to you by Media Matters...

Fox Attacks LGBT History Bill As "Propaganda" From "Pro-Gay Agenda"

Sit Back In Your Easy Chair: An HRC VP Believes Passage Of ENDA Is On Auto-Pilot

Congratulations to the entire GLBT community for your victory today. I cherish this

This needs to go viral!!!

Quick action: sign in support of anti-discrimination policy at Belmont Univ

Marine Corps commandant has to go

Cross post Pets.. Pet food recall: Is your pet's food on the list? 12/21/10

Loathsome Southern Dandy Lindsey Graham About To Be Outed?

BBC: "Israeli air strike on Gaza as tensions rise"

IDF: Hamas escalating attacks against Israel, but not interested in full-scale war

Qassam explodes near kindergarten

Police arrest members of Jerusalem 'gang' suspected of attacking Arabs

Two-thirds of Jews killed in Holocaust identified

'Israeli War Crimes' signs to go on Metro buses

Israel to press Obama to free Israeli spy Pollard

Clearly, Jesus was a liberal..

More Americans Believe in Strict Creationism

Goce gravity mission traces ocean circulation (BBC)

In Map of Brain Junction, Avenues to Answers

Some eclipse pics

Eclipse pix

Boston.com 2010 Year in Pictures

Showing it in color was like "turning on the light"

Two more for the heck of it - and now I'm all done with this wacky location

Just an old photo, and a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to you all

One more eclipse picture

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