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Archives: December 26, 2010

Merry Xmas

Spotlight in Africa on malaria prevention

Making the Rich Happy

Joel Klein: Merry Christmas, you're fired

Lawmakers seek cash during key votes!

Have you ever tried acting as a Poe?

Christmas spirit: It lives in these tough times

Struggling for Peace in the Season of Christmas

Struggling for Peace in the Season of Christmas

There's a REASON why we're called Progressives...

UPI pictures of the year..

White Christmas in Southeast. Heat Wave in Hudson Bay.

NATO Night Raid in Kabul Leaves Afghan Guards Dead

NATO Night Raid in Kabul Leaves Afghan Guards Dead

Much to Confess

Much to Confess

Seminars teach (military) senior officers how to land industry jobs

Modern "states rights" issue.

I hate repukes,but I wish we had someone like Teddy Roosevelt

Historic bridges ( how many are we still driving across?)

From the Pentagon to the private sector

The Wars Must End and Can if We want what it to

To Whomever Gave me a Star:

Just heard: 7.5 earthquake with tsunami warning issued in South Pacific.

Bern's selling bottle of wine for $30,000

Arizona, Nevada Sue Bank of America for Alleged Foreclosure Fraud

Treasury Dept. Allows U.S. Companies to Sell “Humanitarian” Gum, Popcorn, Cake Sprinkles to Iran

Afghanistan Marine sends 7ft ice sculpture of himself to his sister, 11, for the holidays

Our tax dollars at work

SurPRIZE, a Laura Ingraham producer is ALLEGEDLY a serial liar

Luckovich toon: Dreaming of a White Christmas

Everyone talks about creating more jobs,,,,,,but really

In the interest of transparency, Con. reading should be televised.

Chinese Restaurants on Christmas!!

warning to military personnel

PFC Bradley Manning, American Patriot:

Regional Tsunami warning issued after quake in vanamu Islands in Western Pacific

New Year's Resolutions:

Goldman Sachs pay out $111million in bonuses despite taking billions in bailout money

Can We At Least Get A Ruling/Reason On Why The Recent Manning Thread Was Locked And Moved..

Right now - ABC This Weeks with Christiane Amanpour about homeless vets

If we get too much information it gets in th w Way of things.

Probe Finds 'Total Collapse of BP Rig Defenses'

Remember when that clown Alan Keyes stole all the Minutemen's money?

If you could make a New Year's Resolution for someone else, who and what would it be?

Allow Natural Death (AND vs. DNR)

TSA calls possible Dulles Metro station "dual" terror threat because would be at "Arrivals" ramp

TSA calls possible Dulles Metro station "dual" terror threat because would be at "Arrivals" ramp

Auth Toon: Rick Scott proposes vouchers....

In Lakeway, a crusade against speed traps

Old Man Winter to make an appearance on the Great White Way

Corporate profits not translating into jobs

New tax law filled with holiday stocking stuffers for businesses, lump of coal for homeowners

Cable: US embassy gave Bechtel Panama Canal bidding information

Union Members Generously Give for the Holidays

Funds misuse, nepotism feared at Texas charter schools

Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours

Dutch clear 5 of 12 detained Somalis of terrorism....

After the Teabaggers realize they've been had...

the other side of the MIC-charities for military families

Lobbyist In Charge Of ‘Trying To Kill’ Financial Reform Hired By GOP Chair

Kennedy's exit from Congress leaves a family void

The French State Prepares for Class War

Deadly year in Afghanistan takes toll (104) on Fort Campbell-based 101st Airborne

75 years later, the 'real' reason for Social Security is slowly coming to light

Fraud by English Defence League, 78 claimed to be injured on bus that only had 25 people on board

Encoded Civil War Message Arrives 147 Years Too Late

NYTs Mag retrospective ignores Elizabeth Edwards, Howard Zinn and Chalmers Johnson

Why deport immigrants? (Right wing focus on immigration globally)

Victorian Novels Provide Timeless Psychological Insights

Mid-Atlantic, Northeast brace for huge storm, now intensifying off NC coast.

Kristof: The Big (Military) Taboo

Santa Was in Prison and Jesus Got the Death Penalty

These embarrassing leaks have got to stop.

Spending more on Iraq and Afghanistan...

Grand jury weighs whether there was a conspiracy to kill abortion doctor

Jimmy Carter vs. guinea worm: Sudan is last battle

Man quits job, makes living suing spammers

They say here in Europe that Greenland is very warm

What would you have preferred Barack Obama had done differently?

Ernie Tripke dies at 88; CHP officer responded to James Dean crash scene

Jane Goodall helps humans and animals live together

Hugo Chavez laughs at and rips into a FAUX News reporter.

AZ state lawmaker hospitalized following assault

Bill Clinton to campaign for Emanuel in Chicago

Slate Readers tell Great Recession stories of moving back home.

The Best Way to Create Jobs: Cut the Work Week

Don't Believe the Reapportionment Hype

never stop learning.

Is there a cult of personality around Barack Obama?

And Another... The Torture of Bradley Manning -

Winter Weather Expected to Dominate Conversations of Boring People

Is there a cult of personality around Barack Hussein Obama?

Is there a cult of personality around Barack Obama?

Don't come to my village for the end of the world, says mayor

But I Fixed The Problem With The Original Post

I'd Just Like To Say... That This Is Way To Easy For The Mods...

Do you believe in open debate and free speech?

BREAKING: Republican Party Cancels Traditional "First Christmas" Play

14 inches and counting in Central Jersey

Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise

There are waiting lists to become a Marine Corps grunt on a fast track to Afghanistan

U.S. Losing Control of Bombs to China Neodymium Monopoly

From the Pentagon to the Private Sector

What the &@#%! Wis. man fined $500 for swearing on bus

What to do if sleeping or enabling while predatory fascists have taken over your government.....

They canceled a football game for this?

48 ads that would never be allowed today

Cock stays erect and tiptoes to over the rough spots. Good advice for those facing winter storms.

Someday you will be able to print your own dinner

Rep.-elect Walsh will turn down government health insurance

Orly Taitz: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Pictures of the Noreaster

Pictures of the Noreaster

Merry Christmas! Sheriff Joe Makes Inmates Sing For Decent Food

The 3 Stages of Teabagger Reaction to Truth

Mt. San Antonio Storm Aftermath...

are ANY computers made in the USA anymore?

Dichotomous thinking. All or nothing. Good or bad. Wonderful or evil.

TOON: How even foreign terrorists could regain their civil rights

WikiLeaks founder baffled by sex assault claims

What the hell happened to Cairo, Illinois? ,,(Civil Rights Ghost Town)

I remember when I first realized the political process has failed...

Should we be drawing some lines in the sand before the president takes a walk on the beach with

That Haliburton payoff to the Nigerian government

Obama applauds Eagles for giving Vick second chance

Onion headline I'd like to see: "Conservative group demands to see Jesus' birth certificate."

Onion headline I'd like to see: "Conservative group demands to see Jesus' birth certificate."

FREEPS in Terra Level RED Meltdown / Lockdown as Juan Williams questions Palin's "intellectualism."

Good effing grief, look at this panel on

Michele Bachmann Calls 9-11 Responders Bill a New Entitlement Program

So, WHERE is New Jersey's Governor Chris Christie? On the Appalachia Trail? :)

As recommended by Glenn Beck - Food Insurance

The Best Way to Create Jobs - Cut the Work Week

This kind of looks like good-bye....

Teena Marie has died

New York Times Editorial: The financial industry is trying to shut down WikiLeaks.

New York Times Editorial: The financial industry is trying to shut down WikiLeaks.

World's oldest man reflects on Christmas

What is fascism? (parallels to the present) (michael parenti)

Citing police abuse, Hispanics leaving Conn. town

One small step before we begin using science to design a better economic system

Need Help Debunking: Tax "Myths"

Need Help Debunking: Tax "Myths"

Bradley Manning's Pretrial Detention is Illegal

TSA points to scanner success: small amounts of marijuana wrapped in baggies (WP)

Bradley Manning's Confinement Conditions Are 'Not Customary' - HuffPo

So... Let's Just Frost This Cake... My New Year's (2 Years) Resolution...

Movement Man - The scandal-plagued right-wing pioneer conservatives were glad to forget.

60 Minutes: "Day of Reckoning Has Arrived"

Maine Tea Party Gov.-Elect Hires His Own Daughter For $41,000 A Year Job

The 25 Most Vicious Iraq War profiteers(as of 2008)

How is it that the following authors' books are best sellers on the NYT list?

If we mispronounced Boehner's name? Would he cry?

Oh Man, Steve Landesberg died.

I've enjoyed the fact that President Obama doesn't make random holiday stunt calls from Camp David.

PNAC article from 2000...still think this war thing is unplanned?

Florida Congressman Buchanan's companies investigated by FEC over campaign contributions.

Can anyone name a Republican accomplishment in 2010 that benefits the many rather than the few?

Why it has to be JOBS.

Is the most important school factor in student performance the effectiveness of classroom teachers?

So, my aunt gave me a wal-mart gift card for christmas. Wal-mart!! I screamed and cussed at her..

May 21, 2011 Judgment Day

For the historically minded. A map of Europe every hundred years from 1 A.D.

Gibbs: Obama 'likely' to seek re-election - and cooperate with GOP on entitlement reform & deficit

friend of my brother turned from a democratic activist into a Republican.

Poor Tom Brokaw. I know times are tough now.

More and more, I am inclined to believe the bank bailouts was all a big scam...

New England Blizzard Thread

I am one of those torn on the job the President is doing.

Some say "class warfare" like it's a bad thing.

Bank Of America’s Christmas present: Foreclose Even Though Not A Payment Missed

Is this the oath taken by Bradley Manning?

Get ready for more pain.. Gas going back to $5 a gallon

China Tainted Milk Problem Kept Secret For Months (HuffPost)

The South Celebrates The Bloodiest War In U.S. History

You MUST know algebra

December 26, 1862 - The largest public mass execution ever in the United States took place

More states let students opt out of P.E. classes

At what point do we recognize our economic system as absurd?

Medicare regulation revives end-of-life planning

A simple act elevates all...(added the link)

Autopsy of an Auto Plant

Best apps: Our experts pick 50 of the most dazzling

As per Gibbs words, what are the 'entitlements' to reform?

Inspired by the toilet thread... is it POSSIBLE that I'm getting WAY too much fiber in my diet?

Am ist abovverred? Looketh at my face. Looketh at my face!

Thinking of Christmas gifts.

It's so pretty!

Cardinals defeat Cowboys with 5 seconds remaining - Merry Christmas!

It's the day AFTER Xmas, and MFM is cashing in on ALMOST all his Xmas cheer...

I hope the music starts this early in the season...

Fark's "Headline of the Year" contest..

Christmas gift from my daughters: Outhouses calendar. Perhaps my favorite gift.

Need help uploading avatar. I sized it to 48 x 48. Still 7k size.

Need help uploading avatar. I sized it to 48 x 48. Still 7k size.

"Breaking the law, breaking the law...Breaking the law, breaking the law..."

"Breaking the law, breaking the law...Breaking the law, breaking the law..."

Just loungin' during the holiday

Three of my four young'ns exhausted after a day of playing with their Christmas presents.

Do you like music boxes?

Some sweet Sunday soul music...Ben E. King, "Spanish Harlem"

Gov't Mule & Dana Fuchs, "Ball and Chain," New Years Eve, Beacon Theatre, NYC 12/31/09

Mango for Libraries Language Learning Program

Salvation Army captain jingles 36 hours straight

Of course, MFM is no Jimmy Stewart... but he does alright in his unauthorized Xmas biography...

Computer question - hung up downloading or uploading

I can't stand to watch golf on TV, and I can't play golf in real life very well...

Making Out...

Flaming snow plow of doom

Todays weather forecast!

364 days until Christmas! (nt)

Yummy!!! Yummy-yummy!!! Yummy-yummy-yummy- yummy-yummy!!! "Bottoms" up!!!

Men in belted sweaters & other fashion atrocities

What fresh way is this to suck money out of people?

Do as we say, not as we do......

Snowpocalypse DU'ers: Sending my thoughts and warnings: be safe, stay safe and hope for the best...

Has anyone gone to see...

Giants fans!!!

Pope Meets Coventry Cat. Pope is Impressed. Cat Isn't.


George Thorogood And The Destroyers - "Bad To The Bone" (the "official" vid)

So porn IS an awesome christmas present...

Worst Christmas Ever...

Tomorrow I fly into the Snowpocalypse! Wish me luck or ask me anything!

Anyone here have a $%#@!!!! Android Phone????

Who likes head?

I need a new stave,

Goliath considers Presidential Run

Playboy's Hugh Hefner to marry Playmate Crystal Harris

Niner's put out of their misery.

NYC braces for the Blizzard Of 2010.

****** Happy birthday, REP!!!!! ******

A hotel guest gave me an early xmas gift

A very Ducky Christmas, Picture thread.

The best Christmas present ever!

Eddie Vedder w/ Manzarek, Krieger, & Densmore: "Roadhouse Blues," live in Los Angeles '93

Okay. I *have* to drive home in this snow (in NC). Advice?

Why is it so hard to find a good, affordable station wagon?

What did everyone eat for Christmas?

Detroit Lions

Heat Oven to 350 versus Preheat oven to 350.

I got a gun for christmas - TOP THAT!!

I had no idea Lorene Yarnell died!!!

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Santa Sent Me Edition.

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Bob - done completely in palindromes

Positive DU vibes for my sis and her accident tonight

So, someone finally got me what I ASKED FOR this Christmas.

Sara asserted sweet breasted stewardesses taste best dressed as sex starved savages

Kitchen appliances.

Kabul raid kills two after U.S. embassy threat: ISAF

Snow heads for D.C.; 6 to 10 inches predicted

Spotlight in Africa on malaria prevention

I decided Christmas can bugger off and that getting engaged was a better way to spend the weekend

Ireland’s gay civil partnership recognized in law-First civil ceremony will take place in April 2011

Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours

Tonight I watched a movie about nazi zombies in Norway, with subtitles.

Chicago is the likely base for Obama's reelection campain

From the Pentagon to the private sector (Exposes 'Militarization of US Economy")

Ernie Tripke dies at 88; CHP officer responded to James Dean crash scene

Winds may reach 60 MPH and coastal flooding is now feared from blizzard

Lawmakers Seek Cash During Key Votes

Grand jury weighs whether there was a conspiracy to kill abortion doctor

Bush Intel. Chief: Obama ‘Has Been As Aggressive, If Not More Aggressive In Pursuing’ Terrorists

Made a couple more pairs of earrings tonight. (Pics)

(Reuters) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak called for national solidarity on Monday against mi

I got a divorce for Christmas - Top that!

Arizona state lawmaker attacked on Christmas

Risky bets cost Detroit pension funds $480 million since 2008

Coburn: Control Government Spending or Face 'Apocalyptic Pain' (Faux)

Obama Wants Tax Cuts for Wealthiest Americans Ended in 2012, Jarrett Says

Jimmy Carter's Fight Against Guinea Worm Approaches Victory

Barack Obama detractors, the birthers, face challenge from Hawaii governor

Mother gives hours-old baby girl to California firefighters

Portugal's drug policy pays off; US eyes lessons

Killing in Los Angeles drops to 1967 levels, less than 300 a year

Singer-songwriter Teena Marie dies at 54

I need to get a new stove.

Rare earth metals mine is key to US control over hi-tech future (Approval secured to restart mining)

Taser used on postsurgical patient at Bedford hospital, police say

Vikings-Eagles Moved to Tuesday Night

No end soon for Guantanamo: White House

‘Homeland’ security coming to hotels, malls

Chavez uses decree for disaster fund in Venezuela

Assange signs $1.5m book deal

If Colorado yellowcake uranium mill gets state's OK, customers would likely be in Asia

New Michigan law gives walkers, bikers a share of streets

A Tale Of Two Johns (Kerry v.McCain)

Not A Bad Month On Foreign Policy, Either

Attention New York Times: Sarah Palin Is Responsible For Sarah Palin's Lies

Photos: Hugger in Chief (The Obama Presidency, Day 705)

Obamas make rare trip to church while in Hawaii

OK. I've decided to run for President. Why not? Other unqualified folk do.

Meet the press..

President Obama has done more for low-income middle-class Americans than any other in generations.

Gibbs: 'It's going to be a while' before Gitmo prison is shut down

No wonder Generals like wars UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

Health Insurance Reform: More small businesses are offering health benefits to workers

Michael Tellinger *Contributionism* NWO 3/4 ((Interesting find))

Santa Baby 99ers Christmas Unemployment Song

Bush Administration Projects Record 2009 Deficit

Bush 2009 budget exceeds 3 trillion, freezes many programs

Bush says it will be alright..

Why Call Him God?

Weird Liberal Head #252: Me vs. McCain, The Con of the Day!

Bush: Economy Is Getting Better

crazy republiCONS

Winter Storm Halts Travelers Across U.S.

TDPS: Mormon leaves angry voicemail defending unethical Glenn Beck infomercial for food storage

Young Turks: Fox News Whines About Lame Duck Congress

US turns to smaller homes

Woman Arrested for Refusing To Be Groped By TSA at Austin Airport

Eye On Fox: Fixed Noise Crackpot Theater

A Bittersweet Christmas Story Dick Cavett

Jimmy Carter'a fight against Guinea Worm Approaches Victory

The Key Jobs Charts Of 2010

What WikiLeaks revealed to the world in 2010

Gay Activists Now Target DADT's Last Bastion: The Republican Party

The most dangerous housing in America

Ideas for a better world in 2011 (CS Monitor)

Sunday Funnies: Best Political Cartoons of the Week

Health Reform Celebration Seems Premature

Defending a liberal arts education

Was Jesus a Socialist?

" It's Boxing Day!"(Scraps from the Table of the Wealthy Boxed Up")

It’s time to bust the military/security taboo (NYT)

The busted myths of 2010

For CIA drone warriors, the future is death by Pepe Escobar

Appeals court upholds fine over RI mercury storage

Does US funding for Colombia represent a 'true partnership'?

Egypt welcomes Bolivia''s recognition of Palestine as a state

Paraguay to recognize Palestinian state in 2011

Cuban Children to Reissue Che Guevaraâ�Ös Liberating Heroic Deed

Chavez uses decree for disaster fund in Venezuela

Cuban medics in Haiti put the world to shame

Comparisons in Cuba pre and post Revolution

Gloat-Free NBA Scores (Christmas Day)

please delete*

Damn---I'd love one of these...

in the semi's in my money league

Football may be played in the snow today

Jed York: Niners to seek GM, who (will/could/might) hire new head coach

NFL Score (Saturday): Rams 27, Cowboys 26

Eli Manning had a great game!

Well, there goes that #1 draft pick!

Vikes/Eagles moved to Tuesday b/c of blizzard

Vikings could play 2011 season outside

NFL Score (Sunday): Rams 25, 49er's 17

Packers destroy Giants


EU ends duties on Gaza, West Bank farm, fish goods

Gaza flotilla ship welcomed back to Turkey by thousands of activists

Jesus was Palestinian and why it matters - Jehanzeb Dar

Know more about Palestine

Caritas abundat in omnia (Hildegard von Bingen)

Jesus was Palestinian and why it matters - Jehanzeb Dar

Did Anyone NOT Celebrate X-mas Yesterday?

Scientist Uncovers Switch Controlling Protein Production

Study ties brain structure size to socializing

A second walk through the snow - and birdwatching from A-Z