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Archives: December 23, 2010

Scenes from flooding in San Diego today including dramatic video:

Rachel Maddow should have a live audience every night

Gray Lady slide: NY Times out of the S&P 500, Netflix in.

Is it in poor taste to walk into the men's room and tell the three French guys

Two firefighters killed, 17 injured in Chicago building collapse

RIP Madeleine Blaustein

Post 11 in this thread was prophetic....the Oil Geyser happened a year later.....

Post 11 in this thread was prophetic....the Oil Geyser happened a year later.....

Seattle Times - "The 111th Congress: history — and hysteria" - Historical Achievements Lost In Spin

On a historic victory for equal rights, and some other thoughts

Pentagon’s ultra-secretive fuel contractor linked to revolutions in Kyrgyzstan

Airline Pilot Criticizes TSA Security... Federal Marshall's and Sheriff arrive at his home.

Paid to not work

Lame duck congress not so lame... So why did they wait until now?

Commentary: Rich politicians will take care of their own

Commentary: Rich politicians will take care of their own

Another WikiLeaks Cable from the Bush Administration About My Movies ...a note from Michael Moore

$50 bonus for customers at Goodwill Store

White House Makes A Tiny Start To Reduce War Funding

In regard to GOPpers wanting every program paid for; simple solution...

In regard to GOPpers wanting every program paid for; simple solution...

What's interesting

Rep. Holt: Sen. McCain Objected To My Military Suicide Prevention Bill

Why should Corporations be allowed to write off compensation in excess of $1Million

Ohio Co. Declares Emergency Over Addiction

Burr, Hagan moved against defense bill over Lejeune water

Ohio Supreme Court Says Diversion Of Tobacco Funds OK (who didn't see this coming??)

BBC: North Korea 'ready for sacred war' with the South

BBC: North Korea 'ready for sacred war' with the South

$100 Million Drug-War Garrison Approved for U.S.-Mexican Border

John McCain's Lasting Anger - ( is he still fit for office?)

FBI Expands 'Witch Hunt' Against Antiwar Activists

Woodland woman begs PG&E to save her life

Reid returned Choi's West Point ring after DADT was repealed.

Colo, World's Oldest Gorilla In Captivity, Celebrates 54th Birthday

Do They Have Christmas/Holiday Drives At Free Republic?

Summary of polling data on Social Security

Overheard yesterday: "We should go back to the original Constitution, like it was in 1776."

Racist Violence Threatens Russia's World Cup Plans

Web Legend "TRON Guy" Banned from Seeing TRON

A simple act elevates all

A simple act elevates all

A simple act elevates all

Leaked cable: Anna Nicole wreaked havoc in Bahamas

Air-Powered Car, AirPod: The Future Of Urban Transportation?

i'm watching 8: the mormon proposition

Holiday Animation from Mr Fish

No mention on mainstream of real reason conservatives wanted to block 9/11 bill

Agree With Him or Not, President Obama Can Still F#ck Your Shit Up:

If you have BBC International, there's an interview with Julian

How did things go so well for us in the Senate this week?

Take action now----make Fox News Sweat a little

Check Out All The Shell Companies Google Uses To Dodge Taxes

Dream Act was caught in an economic vise

Rudolph Meets Sarah Palin

ACLU and 29 free speech groups urge press protections in aftermath of WikiLeaks document release

The ‘Subsidy’: How a Handful of Merrill Lynch Bankers Helped Blow Up Their Own Firm

"We should wait".

Six big achievements

I'm leaving DU.

Power Balance bracelets exposed as a sham

In the holiday spirit, lets give the GOP a gift...

Lieberman Mulls A Run As A Dem, Will Meet With DSCC Chair Murray

Some credit has to go to Harry Reid also for breaking bottleneck in Congress. When he threatened

Honestly? People are influnced by what they "seen on dat der teevee"

Why EL PAÍS chose to publish the WikiLeaks cables.

Ark Encounter Creationist Theme Park Gets Preliminary Approval For Kentucky State Funds

Alaska: Court Ruling Favors Murkowski

Why Couldnt Obama and The DEMS Get What They Got Done.....

THE Psychedelic Secrets of Santa!

Human Rights Watch- Venezuela Legislative Assault on Free Speech, Civil Society

Human Rights Watch- Venezuela Legislative Assault on Free Speech, Civil Society

Santa Claus is Coming to Town...

Polk County, FL sheriff removes basketball from jail, donates to churches

Web attacks target human rights sites (BBC)

Early presents for GDers-links to GOP pols contact pages - bitch direct to them!

Have you ever lived on Long Island?

So much Fail...just so, so, so much Fail...

About that "poor, poor" family of 4 making $250,000

UK Bans Porn?

Capital Blue Cross eliminates behavioral health coverage from individual plans, leaving thousands ou

Maine Gov-elect Paul LePage's (R- teabagger nepotist) daughter hired to work in his office ($41k)

Tea Party Christmas card. LOL

Washington Post's "Leader of the Year" poll.. VOTE

Hard times are not over yet in my town

Happy face! The Today show just did a segment on the benefits of moving in with your kids!

Monitoring America

Pallin' around with terrorists: Palin Uses Info Gleaned From 'Treasonous' WikiLeaks To Pen Op-Ed

Olbermann suspends Twitter page after angry tweets

If Aliens Were to Land, What would You Do?


Congress approves weird definition of 'highly qualified’ teachers

Toyota sudden-acceleration settlement with family was worth $10 million

I unsubscribed from a Dem LOSING-candidate's e-ltr

Wow I was right on the San Diego River

LTTE in our local newspaper about DADT

“Coexistence” with Monsanto: Hell No!

“Coexistence” with Monsanto: Hell No!

Bradley Manning Defense Fund

H1N1 coming back for round two? 27 dead of flu in Britain--24 with H1N1.

If We Are Living In A Feudal Based Economy, Then We Will See Mass Migration Out of the U.S.

Rachel Maddow's video from last night

Bryan Fischer: Obama Wants 'Indian Tribes To Be Our New Overlords'

Complaint: Doc Prescribed Pot To Pregnant Woman

Do the teabaggers only protest when its warm outside?

Report on meeting with Bradley Manning! Bradley Manning Speaks About His Conditions

Mike Rogers to directly ask Lindsey Graham about alleged overnight partner

Local military react to repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

How do we get more jobs?

Interesting analysis of US fiscal policy issues from Simon Johnson on

Sydney Morning Herald, on Assange: The truth lies trapped in a web of intrigue

Gov. Richardson on Koreas (link)

Former Bush adviser to Rove: "I didn't know we were supposed to BS the president"

Man fined for insulting French flag

7 Reasons Why Capitalism Can't Recover Anytime Soon

KKKarl thinks Obama will win in 2012!!!!1!

Wilderness rules restored for public lands (Interior to overturn Bush era policy)

Longtime Dem Reps. Levin and Dingell could face redistricting danger

Did Giuliani And Co. Provide ‘Material Support’ To Terrorist Group?

US envoys were bullies: Clark (Former PM NZ) - NZ Herald/Wikileaks

Harry Reid devising plan to press forward with filibuster reform, aide says

Old Chinese proverb: He who sabotages diplomacy invites war.


9/11, 9/11, 9/11 ...

11 year old boy dies from game of "Choke Out"

Forget about the family making $250Gs close...

Remember when the right threw a hissy fit when Prop 8 came before a judge who was also gay?

WikiLeaks: US Ambassador Planned "Retaliation" Against France Over Ban on Monsanto Corn

When has the government said No to a corporate merger?

Assange: Palin An "Idiot Trying to Make a Name"

Alabama Town’s Failed Pension Is a Warning

Dick Morris takes a break from watching Jets coach's wife's vid to complain about lame-duck progress

Dick Morris takes a break from watching Jets coach's wife's vid to complain about lame-duck progress

Parents of NJ student who killed himself may sue Rutgers

Assange Accuser Worked with US-Funded, CIA-Tied Anti-Castro Group

Mr. Obama now has his first 2012 challenger.

Abortion fight at Catholic hospital pushes ACLU to seek federal help

Does MSNBC's "Lean Forward" mean or signify anything to you?

MiddleFingerMom uses the "Freedom of Expression Defense" when arrested at the TSA Checkpoint.

Fake pot bans catching on in Rock County, OC bans smoking in parks

Republicans Have Their Lieberman, And You Can Thank The Tea Party

AFA: Limp-Wristed Nancy Boys Can't Get Out Of The Military Anymore! (DADT was special rights)

2 Navy pilots lose flying status permanently due to stunt for facebook page (video)

Doe v. Silsbee (the cheerleader case)

Injunction Junction, Ken Buck chapter

Injunction Junction, Ken Buck chapter

US, EU prepare military action against Ivory Coast

The Muppets: Ringing of the Bells

STFU Michelle Bernard or at least keep up with the

Does it feel hot in here to you?

Dear Santa (Wikileaks)

Sprouts suspected in multistate Salmonella outbreak

7 Reasons Why Capitalism Can't Recover Anytime Soon

Stephen Baldwin sues Kevin Costner over BP centrifuge

Today is the Day to be Kind: A rebuke to the phony Chrstians in Congress

To the Gay Community: Now That You Can Join the Military, Please Don't!

The ‘Subsidy’: How a Handful of Merrill Lynch Bankers Helped Blow Up Their Own Firm - ProPublica

pepper spray used on crowds for tennis shoes ??

As Internet ‘Hypergiants’ Proliferate, Attacks On Human Rights Increasingly Common: Study - RawStory

Help EFF Defend Against Righthaven Trolls - Announcement 12/21; DU mentioned

My Official - FU I'm going to the Bahamas for a week!

On government research grants and "waste."

Julian Assange: Bradley Manning is a Political Prisoner

Toobin is a real tight-ass about Assange

Mike Malloy will be having his Yule-a-palooza 2010! tonight at

Happy Holidays DU! - lots of pics

What exactly did Schumer give the repukes to get their vote on first responders?

Creationist Nativity

Is the U.S. unique and is it the 'greatest country in the world'?

Greenwald: U.N. to investigate treatment of Bradley Manning

Now that DADT has been overturned, only the prejudice remains . . . .

You've all heard about this: Shortage of medicines kills some US patients

In the spirit of The Season I bring this here

Michael Moore: Another WikiLeaks Cable From Bush Administration About My Movies

Republican quotes regarding the Lame Duck Session - aka The GOP Bitch and Moan Fest

Pentagon: "Before we send you to kill brown folks for oil and pipelines.....


Apparently, laws don't apply to ...

Julian Assange: FOX News Is Closer to Terrorism Than WikiLeaks

ROVE Slips: Predicts Obama's RE-ELECTION

Atlanta property taxes: Values fall faster than tax bills

the man who planted trees

Public Notice For Travelers, RE CONTAINERS,

15 Dirty Big Pharma Tricks That Rip You Off and Risk Your Health for Profit

Second job to help with Christmas (Put a gun to his head and got his wallet)

"Prostitute" would be my SECOND choice of these three professions...

The 2010 Twice List: Films So Nice We Had to See Them, Oh, You Know ...

TSA has no regular testing system for its pornoscanners

Tweety asking if Pete Rouse is the difference maker. Maybe Rahm sucked?

The ‘Repo-Demo’ Party’s Three Phase Austerity Plan for America

Judge Sentences Man in Child Porn, Snakes Case

Sheriff: Four Found Dead in Home Near Meridian

Merry Derpymas to you all!

True Grit rocks..... Coen Bros & the "Dude" & the rest are all over it!

Dear Verizon,

Senate Confirms 60 Judges, 19 Get No Action

FBI Expands Probe into Antiwar Activist

Last post, with PHOTOS from the rain

Billionaires Target Teachers—and Take the Gloves Off in Illinois

Does anyone understand Rachel's waffle story?

"Dark side of cop nets 13 years in prison"

Tom Tomorrow's Year in Review, Part I

Luckovich on Obama

Sharing in sorrow might make us happier, study shows

Many Judicial Picks Aren't Confirmed

NORAD to Track Santa--T-Minus 5 Hours 30 minutes.....

Mandatory Thursday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! It's Yule-a-palooza night!

On Korea

Woman found dead at home of August Busch IV

To all of you who celebrate Christmas

LA Labor 411 makes it easy to buy union (2,500+ union products and services and growing!)

Splash, the Kennedys' beloved canine sidekick, is dead at 13

So, a friend of mine is going to Sudan soon

I regret this post so close to the Holidays

Passing of DREAM Act is very unlikely in next Congress, Republicans say

Clip reveals rover's eye view of bluish Martian sunset (w/ Video)

Bill to be introduced based on the Deficit Commission recommendations in 2011

Army Throws another Billion Dollars at Training Afghan Police (Re-upping with DynCorp)

Obama Administration Proposes Stricter Rules For Truck Drivers

the virgin mary explaining the birds & bees to baby jesus....

Grandpa Joe and Secretariat: A Christmas story

Paul Krugman:The Humbug Express

The ignore feature has reduced my blood pressure by 10 points

How to stimulate the economy at the supermarket:

The right to have rights........

The right to have rights........

Did you spend differently for Christmas this year?

Link to a good org working to save Social Security and Medicare...

Nightmare before Christmas: worse than the flying monkeys.....

House Values Fall 30%, But Property Taxes Keep Rising

Comedy Gold! CIA creates the new Wikileaks Task Force... The WTF!!!!!!

WND Claims Army Colonel Has Requested To Be Relieved Of Command Over DADT

Obama Administration Reverses Bush's "No More Wilderness" Policy

Just got my Christmas present, a Made in USA Oreck Vacuum.

domestic sex trafficking bill passes in house, fails anyway

TSA: Passengers may observe additional security measures related to insulated beverage containers

Outdoor smoking ban weighed

Anyone else watching the Last Word?

Amazon reviewer: On 9/11, Bush "put his own life at risk returning to WA to make our country safe"

US Army: Atheists Unfit To Serve

Believe in Violence & Be Saved: The bipartisan inhumanity of our leaders & why we must resist

Reflections on the 12/16 Veterans for Peace protest & the insufficient coverage in the left media

"It will be Patriots vs communists, America reborn or death to America. Go Sarah!!!!"

The Condom Conspiracy

I went to see TRON today and sat through more than half an hour of solid commercials

FCC: ISPs can block websites for copyright violations.

Is Lindsey Graham about to be outed?

Dubuque School Bans White T-Shirts

Bridges and roads falling apart, economic Depression -- why no Public Works?

What struck me the most about the thread on the couple making $250,000....

To the Gay Community: Now That You Can Join the Military, Please Don't!

At risk of unemployment? Why not build a home for yourself?

Health care or lack of it in usa sucks - healthcare for all was needed

Microsoft Failures - do they need a value-added approach?

Necropolis on a Hill

Broadcaster Pat Robertson questions harsh pot laws

"New tax deal is threatening the livelihood of America's present and future seniors"

*tap* - is this thing on?

31 cities, including Tallahassee and Miami, have Chromium 6 in their tap water.

School outed teen to parents, said it was ‘legally obligated’: lawsuit

LA Times food critic photographed & ousted from restaurant, photo posted online

Wikileaks Apps a Super-hit with Android Users

Why haven't you signed the motion to amend?

Republicans Plot Death of EPA

Obama will start the new year with a focus on the federal budget and deficit

Senate's Returning Democrats Unanimously Favor Filibuster Reform

The women who are bringing charges against Julian Assange need to be heard.

Public Employees: Myths and Realities

Robert Reich: Why Obama Wins on Foreign Policy and Gays but Loses on Economics and Taxes

Robert Reich: Why Obama Wins on Foreign Policy and Gays but Loses on Economics and Taxes

The Biggest U.S. Exported Commodity Is Now Our Children to War.

Obama: Apple's Steve Jobs is Living the American Dream

I know it's unseemly to troll discussion forums, begging for recs and money.

This place is fucking insane.

Assange Confirms that Bank of America Is the Target of Bank Leak

Jane Hamsher sums up the left's frustration with Obama

Heads up - Letterman will have Darlene Love on tonight.

A question about filibuster reform

This is not a recovery. It’s a continuing jobs emergency and it demands action.

In support of Wikileaks: United Nations and OAS joint statement

Down and Out on $250,000 a Year

Julian Assange Rape Case: Sweden WITHDRAWS Arrest Warrant

7 Reasons Why Capitalism Can't Recover Anytime Soon

A Friday Afternoon Challenge on Thursday this week for you art history lovers!

"A Student Play Criticizing NY School Reform Banned"...

Forget the "poor" family making $250,000 a year. Let's look at a different reality.

Well, I think that the strategy is becoming obvious now..............

Explain to me why US public schools are paid for by property taxes.

Mysterious creature found in Nelson County

11 Examples Of How Insanely Corrupt The U.S. Financial System Has Become

If living standards for most of us are going to continue to decline, how do we survive?

OMG!!! - Sarah Palin Uses Info Gleaned From 'Treasonous' WikiLeaks To Pen Op-Ed On Dangers Of Iran

Public interest groups demand renewed probe of CIA’s destroyed torture records

Why is it against the law for someone who has custody of a child to sell custody?

Cleveland sports actually won a championship in 1974.

I am using my massage cushion I got for my present last nignt.

I am using my massage cushion I got for my present last nignt.

Colo, World's Oldest Gorilla In Captivity, Celebrates 54th Birthday

Worst cough of my life and the Tussionex is doing nothing

Web Legend "TRON Guy" Banned from Seeing TRON


Question for married men...

Now I've seen it all...

DU is like that time you experimented in college...

dupe plz delete n/t

I'm leaving DU.

This is greatness

"Death" has a costumed mascot character -- why not one for "Middle Age" ?

Gawsh, I got an answer from Page Six, the gossip column

Ghostly Countdown -- 2

Happy Festivus Everyone! When Do We Start The Airing of the Grievances?

Funniest condom ad I've seen (with bloopers)

Average White Band - "Pick Up The Pieces," Live At House Of Blues

I've been hoping for this new Smartphone for weeks and it's finally here and... OMG-LOOK-AT-THAT!!!!

A little preview of the sort of Xmas images that I'll be posting as collections in the near future:

In a shocking turn of events, they decide to show the cliche wasn't necessarily what WE think it is.

Sadly, at least in OUR culture... PERHAPS the World's... most do seem to be humanistically dyslexic.

MrScorpio talks to the Lizards

I lost sleep and had night terrors over this as a kid

Sometimes you just can't make up your mind.

Music for the holidays - Gaelic Sex and Death! "Matty Groves" by Fairport Convention


Carol of the Belts by Here Come The Mummies

I'm getting sick and tired of taterguy's sniveling apologies.

Any sewage remediation experts here?

Looking back, it was obvious where Darcy the Cat Lady's fixation began...

I now know what "clin d'oeil" means

This'll make you smile!

Joe Satriani - "Up in Flames" - G3 Live In Tokyo

John McLaughlin, "Tones for Elvin Jones," live @ Crossroads 2007

Have A Very Happy Holiday Season!

Kittens in my Christmas tree!

the man who planted trees

PHOTOS of HuffPo's 10 Worst Fast Food Products of 2010. VOTE for your LEAST favorite!

Big Cat Christmas

The World's ugliest cat

Catnap in 3-2-NOW!!!!

What Your Favorite Christmas Movie Says About You

Hey, everyone. He's BAAACK!!!

Hitler reacts to Giants/Eagles qame.....

"Porn actress" is the phrase for today. Modify a thread title to include "porn actress".

Is it in poor taste to walk into the men's room and tell the three French guys

Who else has been turned back into a 13-year-old by Facebook?

P-s-s-s-t-t-t-t !!! Ya know what MFM would like to get for Xmas?

Did you ever get a toy for Christmas that scared the bejeebers out of you?

An extra-special, 3 days early Christmas present from one of my clients! EXTRA-special!

Jonny Lang - "Still Rainin'"

Anyone else go shopping today (Thursday)? More people than I ever

My friend sucks so much at relationships, her BF ignores her breakups

I'd like to apologize to the Lounge

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!!

If Aliens Were to Land, What would You Do?

Can Someone Recommend a Good MultiVitamin?

The Wiley and Excellent Boy Cat Named Ginger is available to warm your knitting!

Started a FB group for Atheists, Agnostics and Non-Believers who Love Christmas

After the storm... pretty pictures.

U.S. Lobbyists Work for Ivorian Leader

Leaks, leaked: Norway publication claims to have complete ‘cablegate’ archive

U.S. Challenges China Wind Power Aid At WTO

Leaked cable: Anna Nicole wreaked havoc in Bahamas

Obama: Apple's Steve Jobs is Living the American Dream

Power Balance bracelets exposed as a sham

Parcel bomb blast injures one at Swiss embassy in Rome

Romanian parliament protester jumps from balcony

Cameron and Osborne... you can't trust them, say Lib Dems

Fitch Cuts Portugal Rating On Slow Deficit Reduction

Italy PM: New Elections If No Solid Government Majority By January

WikiLeaks to release more Israel cables

China says wind, solar subsidies WTO compliant

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report {12/23/2010}

Bell's Palsy?

Jury: Death for bombers -- father and son are too dangerous even for prison (right wing terrorists)

Alabama Town’s Failed Pension Is a Warning

Suspect package sent to EU embassy in Berne-police

Jobless claims dip, consumer spending rises

UN: End ‘Disappearances’ Worldwide

Reuters Flash: N.Korea's Armed Forces Minister Says Ready for "Holy War" Using Nuclear Deterrent

Italy Approves Contested University Overhaul

New-home sales up 5.5% in November

Lawyer Flips on Fugitive GOP Donor Who Allegedly Scammed Millions

FCC chairman suggests OK to Comcast-NBC merger

Ugliest Christmas decoration I've seen this year.

GOP leaders criticize Obama's Iran policy in rally for opposition group

Russian president lauds U.S. passage of nuclear arms treaty

Public interest groups demand renewed probe of CIA’s destroyed torture records

School outed teen to parents, said it was ‘legally obligated’: lawsuit

Man fined for insulting French flag

Iran's Ahmadinejad urges West to choose 'path of cooperation'

Key spill evidence compromised by BP partners?

Has anyone seen the Tourist? What did you think?

Two Koreas take tough stance as think-tank warns of war

Greek unions vow to step up protests over stringent austerity measures

Jimmy McMillan, Rent Is Too Damn High candidate, plans to run for President of United States

No Congress Since 1960s Has Impact on Public as 111th

RIAA, MPAA recruit MasterCard to help them police the Internet

U.S. Approved Business With Blacklisted Nations

Assange is Le Monde's 'Man of the Year'

FCC chairman seeks conditions on Comcast, NBC deal

Surge of money from bonds could stifle lending

Italy reports: Anarchists claim embassy blasts

Jury: Death for bombers -- father and son are too dangerous even for prison (right wing terrorists)

111th Senate Breaks A Filibuster Record

BLM to Overturn Bush's 'No More Wilderness' Policy

Microsoft warns on IE browser bug

North Korea may have new atom test to boost heir: South

EPA announces plans to regulate power plant, oil refinery emissions

Election Board: Emanuel Can Run For Chicago Mayor

10 inmates injured in riot at Arizona prison

45 people lynched amid Haiti cholera fears: officials

Four Loko holiday balls - you are too good a person to make these

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Thursday December 23

Fiona Ma's anti-rave bill criticized as too broad

Bradley Manning Speaks About His Conditions

State of emergency declared in L.A. County as officials tally storm damage

Norway's top diplomat finds WikiLeaks "fascinating"

Pakistan clash kills 3 soldiers, 24 insurgents

Ethics Office in House Stays Alive Under GOP

White House Warns of Possible Holiday Terror Attack

War rhetoric rises between North and South Korea

Sprouts suspected in multistate Salmonella outbreak

True Grit rocks..... Coen Bros & the "Dude" & the rest are all over it!

Sacramento's whistleblowing pilot explains why he did it

30,000-year-old girl's pinkie points to new early human species

Which songs could you listen to over and over again?

Woman found dead in home of August Busch IV

Oil tops $91 at post-crisis high, OPEC bulls eye $100

Obama Is Set to Shuffle His Staff

Obama administration readies first execution

Metro rolls out ‘See Something, Say Something’ billboards

Julian Assange says he could be killed in US jail

Venezuelan students protest university law

Hearing officer urges Rahm Emanuel's inclusion in Chicago mayoral race

California Legislature shields records

Researchers develop reactor to make fuel from sunlight

Chinese president Visits America in Jan.

A 2-2 draw.

For Democrats And Obama, Christmas Came Early

Which Headlines Do Americans Want To See?

Obama orders breastfeeding policy for federal workplace

E. J. Dionne: The Pride of ‘Obama’s Orphans’

Stormy but highly productive 111th Congress adjourns

Bryan Fischer: Obama Wants 'Indian Tribes To Be Our New Overlords'

Political cartoonist Tony Auth: The Last Laugh

Obama's (conservative) liberal agenda

Tax breaks for the rich...

Clean Air Standards Coming for America's Biggest Carbon Polluters

START Ratification Exposes Heritage’s Impotence

President Obama to renominate Diamond to Fed, official says

Democrats push to speed up slow Senate

McCain Still So angry at Obama who beat him in 2008

NY TIMES: Lame Ducks Triumphant

Comments on November Personal Income and Outlays Report

CNN Poll: 56 percent give Obama's lame duck a thumbs up

Looks like those of us who use Mass Transit got something from the Tax Compromise

Today's (unmentioned by the media) Gallup Tracking Poll...

Welcome to his homeland, Hawaii (pic)


Obama administration announces $73 million in housing counseling grants

As of today, I will vote for __________________ in the 2012 Presidential Election

Another homophobic Republican Senator outed as a closeted gay man?

Gibbs tweets: President to talk about priorities and focus on deficit/debt in SOTU

President Obama is not the best president, not yet. Not in the last 50 years or even the last 20

Obama Is Suffering Because of His Achievements, Not Despite Them

"It’s kind of cheery to think we have a president who actually does know what he’s doing"

Obama repeals Bush-era curbs on wilderness protection

"I'm coming after his black ass,"

If Palin Somehow Gets The Nomination in 2012, Who Will She Choose As Her VP?

Had Liberman been a good Democrat instead of an a-hole,

Lisa Murkowski goes rogue

Obama To Restore Wilderness Rules For Public Lands

Why Is John McCain So Bitter?

Obama has a primary challenger for 2012!!!

Rachel Maddow- Lame Duck Victories & Judging GOP priorities by their actions

Attorney General's Blunt Warning on Terror Attacks

Naomi Wolf vs. Jaclyn Friedman: Feminists Debate on the Sexual Allegations Against Julian Assange

Weird Liberal Head Show #251: Have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Pat Robertson Wants To Legalize Pot

2010 Bottle Bill Presentation in TNGA House - State Govt. Subcommittee, Part 3 of 3

2010 Bottle Bill Presentation in TNGA House - State Govt. Subcommittee, Part 2 of 3

2010 Bottle Bill Presentation in TNGA House - State Govt. Subcommittee, Part 1 of 3

Fox & Friends Stupidest Moments of 2010

'You killed our future': Man throws himself from balcony in Romanian parliament

TSA Christmas Song - Roxi Copland

Thom Hartmann: The TSA Romance Novel

Carol of the Belts by Here Come The Mummies (Christmas song)

WTF?! CIA WikiLeaks Task Force

Thom Hartmann: Mutiny Over Pot

Rachel -- Paul Krugman Talks About How To Stimulate The Economy

Emergency! Response to Heightened Threat Level

Young Turks: Media Should Stand Up For Assange Of WikiLeaks!

Wednesday: Rachel Maddow - Better Lame Than Never

TYT: Obama Order on Indefinite Detentions

Don't ask, don't tell, don't cut Social Security

Why the Feds Banned Four Loko (And is your favorite drink next?)

DN! US Gov a Pupet for Monsanto in Europe - WikiLeaks

PS 22 Oh Holy Night

B of A CEO 'Sucks' and 'Blows'

ISS Crew Sends Holiday Greetings to All

Bradley Manning confidant David House reports on the alleged whistle-blower's confinement

Mike Malloy - 9/11 Responders Bill Passed (EXPLOSIVE RANT OF 2010)

Potterville: George Bailey's Speech to Potter & the Loan Board

Thom Hartmann: Are the rich that different?

Economy-destroying Larry Summers' right-hand man on Obama's short-list to replace Summers

Chris Hedges: Obama is a "Poster Child for the Death of the Liberal Class" 1 of 2

PS 22 Silver Bells

Cenk Uygur: Fox News War On Christmas Attacks NBA

Exclusive Julian Assange Interview With Cenk Uygur (12/22/10)

Obama interrupts UConn Coach Auriemma's press conference

George Hrab: I Don't Believe In Christmas's Jane Hamsher: Not enough evidence exists to keep Manning locked up

Happy Christmas War Is Over - Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras

Hark! Walmart Flash Mob

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the BEST President in my lifetime.

Mental block: Opposers of Mad Pride protest anti-psychiatrist

John McCain Supports Suicide Counseling, For Losing Presidential Candidates

As Wall St Tries to Strong-arm Consumers, Will WikiLeaks Bring One of the Big Banks to Its Knees?

Tax Cutters Set Up Tomorrow's Fiscal Crisis: Simon Johnson

Financial Interests Dictate Sovereign Policy


WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Sought to Retaliate Against Europe Over Monsanto GM Crops

Latvian Option

UN to investigate treatment of jailed leaks suspect Bradley Manning

Grooming Children for Profit

The political significance of the WikiLeaks revelations

Obama administration preparing executive order to authorize indefinite detentions

CIA Launches WikiLeaks Task Force, Media Responds 'WTF'

Letters from Inside The Kettle

Norwegian Paper Says It Has All WikiLeaks Cables

IBM Predicts Holographic Calls, Air-Breathing Batteries by 2015

WikiLeaks, Cuba and More U.S. Cynicism on Climate Change

Pentagon's Christmas Present: Largest Military Budget Since World War II

Fight "Growth Deficit" with more public investment in R&D

The ‘Subsidy’: How a Handful of Merrill Lynch Bankers Helped Blow Up Their Own Firm

How to Keep Track of Our Crumbling Empire? Let's Put Occupied Countries on Our Coins

10 Holiday Gifts That Will Cause Your Child Lasting Psychological Damage

How Do We Shift Power to the People and Away from Concentrated Corporate Power?

Alexa ranks DU no. 10 on top Political Forums

Health insurance costs soar

My Holiday Wish This Year: A Cooperative (Not Corporate) Economy

And To All a Good Night (James Howard Kunstler)

A Matter of Life or Death

John McCain & Lindsey Graham: The Mean Girls of the U.S. Senate

Suicide Terrorism: It’s Not About Virgins, It’s About Occupation

10 Best Gaffes of 2010 That You May Have Missed

Top 10 Internnet Memes of the Decade

NY Jets' Rex Ryan Names Wife As Assistant Coach

Two good cartoons ....

The Selfish Rich Are Killing Retired People

Sam Seder: Obama is getting exactly what he wants.

Domestic violence policy a ‘war on men’ says Tory

Santa Cruz grower's $1 million in damages upheld (over pesticides spread from other farm)

China's Hubei energy complex is short of coal

Solar cell maker SpectraWatt plans shutdown

{Scottish} Renewable power rises by a fifth (BBC)

EPA sets time line for establishing GHG rules for utilities, refineries

Halliburton pays Nigeria to drop lawsuit


'Ghostly' Saharan cheetah filmed in Niger, Africa (BBC)

BLM overturns Bush's 'No More Wilderness' policy; millions of acres once again eligible for federal

EPA Completes Framework for Greenhouse Gas Permitting Programs …

The Simmons-Tierney Bet - one week left

Longish post: Shit Happens.

There are no sunspots -- none since December 19th

New solar fuel machine 'mimics plant ' (BBC) {direct solar conversion}

Alien Invasion: New Report Warns Biofuel Crops Could Harm Ecosystems

US gasoline demand down 8% from 2006 peak - never to return?

Solar Power to Cut Colossal Cruise Ship Emissions!

A Wind Power Boonedoggle

Scientists Rail Against Senator Who Belittled Research …

John Holdren: "The most important environmental liability of nuclear fission is..."

Expect more extreme winters thanks to global warming, say scientists

Biochar: Running the numbers

S.F. robbers zap victims with stun gun

38 Colleges Receive NSSF Grants To Build Target-Shooting Programs...

New lawmaker files guns on campus bill

Origin of data on USAID funding is a website

45 people lynched amid Haiti cholera fears

Argentina in new bid to pay off 2001 debt default

This is HUGH!!1 US Rep in Havana finally gets it in Cable from 2009


Venezuelan students protest university law

Venezuelan National Assembly Passes Law Making Banking a “Public Service”

Gloat-Free NBA Scores (Wednesday, December 22)

Soccer Match Stopped Because of Crowd Snowball Attack

Ian Holloway's hilarious rant against FIFA and the 2022 World Cup

Funny Fantasy Football Yarn (heart-breaker)

The Cougars Win

5 OSU Buckeyes Suspended for 5 games in 2011 (Pryor, Herron, Posey,Adams, and Thomas)

What do you want Santa to bring your team(s)?

Perhaps I shouldn't even link to evil garbage like this, but . . .

Harvey Milk's nephew files trademarks for famous relative's name

Will DADT and pre-DADT discharges be forgiven?

Without state law, Pa. towns tackle anti-gay bias

John McCain Working with 'Hate Group' Family Research Council to Roll Back or Block 'DADT' in 2011

Tron: Legacy and the Attack of the Gay Villains

Former right-wing gay Republican confesses GOP uses gays ‘to gin up their base’

Asinine story of the decade:Religious Right Mad at Gays For Using Rainbow Symbol

After Freeze, Settlement Building Booms in West Bank

Wave of ethnic rage worries Israeli PM, activists

Nude Aphrodite on Cyprus passport causes controversy

Happy Yule to all you heathens

Would someone, other than myself, tell me

Why the manger child has molded my life

Open letter to Christians, signed Taverner the Walrus

The Surprising Truth: Christians Once Banned Christmas

New Fossil Site in China Shows Long Recovery of Life from the Largest Extinction in Earth's History

8-10 year old children can be trained to solve scientific puzzles

Navy Launches First Aircraft Using Electromagnetic System

Alternative remedies 'dangerous' for kids says report

Futurology: The tricky art of knowing what will happen next

We had a good fog the night of 21/22nd. It stuck around

SoCal The Day After The Storms.

Photo organizing software?

Have a happy and safe holiday from Klyde.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - for you cat lovers