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Archives: January 6, 2010

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Judge Birch to retire from appeals court in August (11th Circuit)

Atul Gawande of The New Yorker magazine on with Charlie Rose tonight

Chris Dodd to step aside (WaPo, The Fix)

All they are really mandating is that we pay for a lobbying effort by big insurance to kill reform.

Yulia Tymoshenko - Kiev Chameleon

The United States of Interpol?

If you see Fonzie too, check in here.

Chirs Dodd retiring

Do you think you could pretend that "separate but equal" was a just policy?

Shopping Center Vanca

Chris Dodd is a perfect example of a good guy

Polling firm: Dodd's seat now very safe for Democrats

Polling firm: Dodd's seat now very safe for Democrats

Polling firm: Dodd's seat now very safe for Democrats

Anyone else watching Larry King right now?

Who is Richard Blumenthal?

And you thought you went off-roading? Pffttttt!

Stone Cold Steve Austin breaks Sylvester Stallone's neck. Literally.

University of Illinois one of many U's that may not be able to meet payroll obligations this year.

Full body scanners: millimetre waves pass through powder

Air Force Completes Killer Micro-Drone Project

Chris Dodd is retiring.

Multiple Deployments Lead to Major Increase in PTSD Cases, New Study Says

Police Say Grandmother Drowned Child Over Divorce

Police Say Grandmother Drowned Child Over Divorce

That guy who went shooting at the Holocaust Museum and killed a security guard a terrorist ?

How will health care insurance providers benefit from the Senate's HCR bill

Military overhauls intelligence gathering, analysis in Afghanistan

Interesting article from a Pakistan Based Newspaper about how Yemin

Report From The Move Your Money Front

Report From The Move Your Money Front

Winter of 2009-2010 Could Be Worst in 25 Years

O.K. so sometimes I am a day late on Credit Card Payments

Conservative Mogul Buying Up Reporters to Promote His Regressive Agenda (The Nation)

Joe Scum trying to spin Dem withdrawals as disaster for the party

Conservative Recall Effort Leads To Voter Fraud Charges

Funny how Joe Scumbag does not mention Chris Dodd's health

Funny how Joe Scumbag does not mention Chris Dodd's health

When Did The CIA Become The Sicilian Mafia?

Senator Ed Schultz?

Skull linked to secret Yale society to be sold

this will make you want to vomit: DLC Chair, Harold Ford thinking of challenging Gillibrand

Thank you Senator Christopher Dodd!

Mark Morford: Interview with the Devil

How a Double Agent Lured Seven CIA Operatives to Their Deaths

Suspected Drone Strikes Kill Militants in Pakistan (At Least 13 Dead, 5th Strike in a Week)

MSNBC Producer: CIA Has Video of Afghan Suicide Attack

So Friggin' true

Double A-bomb survivor dies in Japan

Consumers Shift to Phones to Browse the Web

Ed Shultz asked to run for Sen Dorgan seat on MSNBC now

The Intelligence Community:

The Intelligence Community:

I saw a rumor online today

U.S. convoy's driving questioned in wreck that kills Iraqis


"...the stillbirth of the new progressive era .."

A story on training military corps in Afghanistan was changed at NYT

Is it just me or is "I got mine, fuck you" obsolete?

Baby Bag IED

How the CIA Suicide Bomber Fooled Everyone

Goldman Sachs Board Member Compares Bankers To Pro Athletes, Movie Stars (VIDEO)

A new political star is "born" on MSNBC!

To Britt Hume

Study: US terror suspects mostly young men, " U.S.-born or naturalized citizens"

Witnesses of Flight 253: Powder bomber entered the plane without passport

Woman says God is her lawyer

Wednesday TOON roundup, part 2

God is not your traffic cop (NSFW language)

Anybody doubt that Lieberman will switch to the GOP

I think ND senate is lost but I feel much better regarding CT Sen

Are Dorgan and Dodd going into lobbying? nt

Horrible bank; great check card:

Wednesday TOON roundup, part 3

This "health care reform" bill

This "health care reform" bill

When did reports of weather events start including body counts?

VIDEO: Woman throws fit at McDonald's

At CNN, someone is actually honest!

Ann Pettifor, HuffPo: A Tale of Two Presidents

The Rude Pundit: A Few Questions Regarding Our Death Spiral of Anti-Terrorist Reactions

Rahm Emanuel Reported Eyeing Mayor's Job

Thank you Sen. Dorgan thread.

More good news for the economy

McCain Gets It, Obama Doesn't (banking regulation) - Robert Scheer, HuffPo

Wednesday TOON roundup, part 4

2009, the year of the lobby.

Afghanistan isn't even close to being the worst quagmire the US is in.

People need to stop picking on Obama and do some shopping...

Services index moves back to growth territory

Gibbs: Obama Has 'No' Regrets About Promising Negotiations Live On C-SPAN

Wednesday TOON roundup, part 1

Raw Story: Ann Coulter says she’s afraid of anal, foreskin bombings

Brit the Baptist

Afghanistan Asks UN to Ease Some Taliban Sanctions

Question: are teabagger organizations hijacking Facebook accounts?

Cartoonist Tom Tomorrow gets my vote for the "Sum Up Lieberman In 25 Words Or Less" award

IRS Too Busy To Help! Agency Will Offer Busy Signal To 30% Of Callers

"Healthcare as a Business" has many, many problems. Here's just one:

"Healthcare as a Business" has many, many problems. Here's just one:

Andy Martin Calls Mark Kirk "De Facto Pedophile" In New Ad

Ant-gay Extremist Scott Lively Delivering His “Nuclear Bomb” To Uganda

No Warrant Necessary to Seize Your Laptop

LIMBOsevic: "It was just my checkbook and me!1" Well, there you have it !1

Expose the Bigots! Help get the Prop 8 Trial Televised!

Ady Gil collision footage

So Let Me Get This Straight...

Obama Caught On Tape Lying 8 Times About Health Care Negotiations

The Healthcare Meetings: Let the cameras in. Let the reporters in. Let the American people in.

Marriage equality to be voted on tomorrow by the NJ senate

Passenger Jets Still Carry Unscreened Cargo

Politics Sucks these days

Healthcare bills will cut Medicare funding for areas with more poverty and racial minorities!

she's baaaaaack: liz cheney echoes father

The Pentagon tried an experiment, they placed ten red balloons around the USA

another reason NOT to be upset by Dodd's withdrawal

RAHM in the Mayor's Race Would Be Quite a FISH TALE

Gallup: Obama's approval at start of 2nd yr among the lowest for elected presidents since Eisenhower

Could the Democratic Party be leading us to an economic disaster?

Do we need an "Elections 2010" forum?

just had a look at Obama wearing Weatherproof in NYC advertisement...

Rep. Peter King (Idiot--NY) Obama should use word "Terrorism" more

Schwarzenegger's last State of State: Best lines, meat and potatoes

Marco Rubio - Tea Bag kook running for senate

North Dakota, Byron Dorgan, and Hard Right Voters

Afghanistan- Trying to restore the fundemental right to an education

Arab World in Water Crisis (really bad news)

This Is The Government: Your Legal Right To Redeem Your Money Market Account Has Been Denied

Worst GOP cash flow in decade blamed on tea baggers and waste

Expose the Bigots: Help Get the Prop 8 Trial Televised

The Democrats have a secret weapon in the 2010 elections...

Yoko Ono makes huge donation to help Philippine tropical storm victims

Peter King: Obama needs to use the word "terrorism" more

"It is a light-hearted reference leading to the incorrect assertion of racism."

Is Palin broke? I wonder what her mad scramble for money is?

Accused Holocaust museum shooter dies

Will Linda McMahon still blow $50mil to buy herself a senate seat? (re: Conn Race)

Quitter Palin: War on Terror "needs a CIC not a constitutional Professor"

OpenLeft: Dodd's retirement is unspinnably bad news for Republicans

Democracy Now (1/6/10) - US-Led Forces Accused of Executing Schoolchildren in Afghanistan

Missouri McDonald's Trashed: Police Seek Woman Who Went On Rampage Because She Didn't Like Burger

Prisoners denied release from Gitmo to Yemen??

Edward M. Kennedy Institute website

Surge in US Casualties Predicted in Afghanistan (300-500 per Month)

BREAKING: Health Care Reform negotiations WERE televised. Hours and hours of them.

Not impressed by Obama in 2009

Would you rather be raped by the wierd guy down the block or your favorite uncle?

We interrupt this pity-party to deliver a prediction of 2010 election results

Ray-Gun knew capitalism couldn't fund his warpig policies, so he turned to Communism for funding.

Was Dodd the fall guy on the AIG bonuses?

Rimjob's latest.

Urgent! Reclaim Democracy !

Sen Byron Dorgan is on Ed Shultz

OMFG - 6 Republicans are retiring from the Senate

They send me emails.

What do you think of this business? Organic Acres

Jon Walker Debates Nate Silver At Firedoglake Next Monday

Who leaked info about Father of Underwear Bomber....And why?

The Machine Still Set on Kill: Alan Nairn reviews Obama's first year

Rep. Courtney: I Have 190 Democrats Against the Tax On “Cadillac” Health Insurance Plans

Death compensation - CIA-Xe Blackwater. We learned that the Blackwater

US Court Weighs Rights of Detainees in Afghanistan

Financial overhaul efforts likely to get boost from Dodd's retirement plans

2010 is going to be the best year ever!

Dorgan going out in a blaze of glory.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Washington must break with dictatorial policies of the past

When did LGF quit being a conservative blog?

All Ralph Nader supporters, check in here!

Antitrust Review Planned of Comcast’s Purchase of NBC

Wal-Mart & H&M Destroy Clothing rather than Donate to Shelters

Salvation Army left short of cash by fake $25,000 check

Ron 'What the fuck are you looking at' Christie is on Harball again.

So that white supremist scum bag James W. von Brunn

Needs debunking

Time: U.S. Job Satisfaction Falls to Record Low

BBC probe casts doubt on Lockerbie evidence

I don't get the Dorgan/Dodd "sky is falling" talk. I am sure there are vulnerable Repubs (like Burr)

Now this is funny. Westboro Church Does Lady Ga Ga

Ed won't run

Our response to "terrorism" like heart surgery for a mosquito bite

Three ways for an economy to grow

'Gitmo Forever'?

US Marine Tells Australian Girls To Cover Up, Offends Nation

151 inCongress have $195 million invested in defense contractors earning profit from Iraq and Afghan

OK DUers lets have the definition of an absurdity

I have a proposition ...

Unexpectedly strong report on manufacturing activity Monday bolstered confidence

Who is watching Chris Matthews right now?

Imagine progressives boycotting a national election.

So, what does it take to get to voice your opinion on national TV?

Unmarked power line probed in Calif. copter crash - Four Dept. of Fish and Game biologists killed

Teabaggers Don't Actually Care About Health Policy, and Here's the Proof

WaPo is farming out articles to glorified corporate PR firms masquerading as 'news services'?

Repugs want to revoke Washington DC's right to approve same-sex marriage

New Corporate Asshole Strategy, Pretend you are a small business

This is why liberals should support private schools

Is there a cause of death that causes less fatalities than terrorism?

WaPo: Recession over? Not unless we make a major shift

Gilbert Arenas was suspended indefinitely by the NBA for

Holocaust Museum Shooter Dies In The Slammer

Gay son prevented from donating blood to dying mother

Social security provides benefits for retirees kids under 18 and

Bagger Erudition

Cuba: Detained US contractor was spying

SkimpyAussieGate: "Australian Open bans skimpy tennis skirts, see-through tops"

A brief interview with the devil, Mark Morford

A brief interview with the devil, Mark Morford

lying liz cheney

lying liz cheney

Let's not ask why they hate us.

39 Congressional Republicans want to trample on D.C.’s right to pass same-sex marriage law.

Euro Bankers Fly To Greece For Dramatic Emergency Meeting

Calling all artists : TSA Logo Contest

Federal judge wants Prop. 8 trial shown to the public

Even Ron Christie is not able to support my Congress critter's Virginia Foxx's deluded bleating.

Cell phone exposure may protect against and reverse Alzheimer's disease

Cell phone exposure may protect against and reverse Alzheimer's disease

Experts: Cold Snap Doesn't Disprove Global Warming

"Security Theatre"-Conservatives Dont Give A Shit About Our Safety & Are Promoting al Qaeda's Agenda

I expect this post to get ZERO positive replies

NYT: Suicide Bombing Puts a Rare Face on C.I.A.’s Work (details of the lives of the victims)

Obama Reneges on Health Care Transparency (CBS)

Paterson Speech Chastises Lawmakers

Paterson Speech Chastises Lawmakers

Bumpersticker idea

crosses in potato

This is probably petty

Cool article!

Time to revive some Abbey quotes

Time to revive some Abbey quotes

Blackwater/Xe employee may have been the "perimeter guard" who failed to pat down the bomber

Yemen official tells AP US troops not wanted

The Whirlwind of Obama's Ambiguity - David Paul Kuhn

Scan, baby, scan.

Republicans put new hold on TSA nominee Erroll Southers

TPM: Pelosi Wants Excise Tax Stripped From Senate Health Care Bill

Harold Meyerson, WaPo: Without a movement, progressives can't aid Obama's agenda

So liberals, are you spineless?

Grist: Economics as pathology, part two

77,000 bad bridges X 100 good paying jobs per bridge= national unemployment reducing job creation.

Stephen Harper's George W. Bush Ambition

gun ownership is a non-iissue. it's protected by the bill of rights

Those of you demanding that the rest of us accept HCR(which means accepting the Senate version)

About time we told the rethugs to pound sand

This is going to make repubs puke: Obama 2010 Approval Looks Like Reagan's

Bomb-sniffing dogs demoted at PHL

it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom

Afghanistan Becoming 'Unmanagable' Says UN Representative

speaking of that pos nader (for those who don't remember him)

A Clash of Civilizations in Nigeria

So, are we going to actually do anything about the health insurance reform bill? Let's really talk.

So, are we going to actually do anything about the health insurance reform bill? Let's really talk.

Shocker in D.C.! Liz Cheney says, "My daddy is right ..

If you are on FACEBOOK, you shouldread this...

Can Police Give You A Ticket For "Sounding" Too Fast?

America's love affair with cars stalls as car sales slump to record low

Just Send Dick Cheney To Gitmo (toon)

Mandatory Wednesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!

Scahill: Blackwater and the Khost Bombing: Is the CIA Deceiving Congress?

513-pound tuna auctioned for $177,000

513-pound tuna auctioned for $177,000

I am not certain that Guliani is any smarter than Bush

So January showed up and my expectations of new budgets and hiring have been dashed

So January showed up and my expectations of new budgets and hiring have been dashed

So January showed up and my expectations of new budgets and hiring have been dashed

'Dropping Like Flies'??

exploitation of the Obamas

Dear Wall Street, Your Worst Nightmare Is Coming To The Senate

Liz Cheney echoes father

Just invited to join Sarah Palin group on Facebook.

Just invited to join Sarah Palin group on Facebook.

I just wanted to post a follow up to my earlier thread, clear up something, and a bit of an apology

Terrorized by the media-If Anything, Failed Bombing Shows Us How LITTLE We Need To Fear al-Queda

More Than 1,050 Children Under 18 Died Last Year in (Afghan)War-Related Incidents.

82,000+ say YES to Prop 8 televised trial

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society: Whaling Ship Deliberately 'Plowed' Into Our Boat (VIDEO

PM should replace 'rammed' Ady Gil - Greens

Knight with shining armor? Yeah... right. More like 'Battered Democrat Syndrome'

American Humanist Association To Brit Hume: 'Your comments are shameful & you should apologize'

BREAKING PROP 8 TRIAL: proceedings to be posted to YouTube - no live video

Hahahahaha ...... Poor Mikey Steele ..... will they fire his dumb ass for this?

So if Tiger Woods converts to Christianity, who should attend his Baptism?

Tangerine LaBamba - did anyone find out her nom de plume?

California Chihuahuas are on their way to New York to find homes - pics

California Chihuahuas are on their way to New York to find homes - pics

Is it Homophobic to object to a popular fictional character being reinterpreted as a homosexual?

If health care bill passes, some changes would start fast

Blackwater/Xe Contractors were in the Inner Circle - not perimeter guards

Blackwater/Xe Contractors were in the Inner Circle - not perimeter guards

Do you think Dorgan got disgusted after the drug importation back stab?

Interesting That The Price Of Oil Has Gone Up Every Day For The Last Ten - Why?.......

Wow, even Starbucks is an over display of affluence in Dubai.

HuffPo: Bacteria Linked To Feces Found In Nearly Half Of Fast Food Soda Fountains

Obama received $20 million of healthcare industry money in 2008: "The funding was not misplaced"

We need Ed's voice in the Senate....if you agree with me, please contact him--->

George W. Bush's first year in office (List of 77 accomplishments*).

"Morning Joe" watchers- a question (that may have been asked before)

Why even have a House of Representatives..

ABC NEWS: Mystery Surrounds Contractors' Role at CIA Base

Movie: "The Cove"

2020: China Rises, the U.S. Declines and the Planet Strikes Back

Rep. Peter King - Romaticizes George Bush - Argues Obama Ignoring Terrorism

Just heard good news (to me anyway) about R. Emanuel

Female toads inflate to avoid sex

A Serious Problem of Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan

Funding cuts force Special Olympics to ax events

If you haven't been smacked by the Arctic blast, just wait a few hours

Democracy Now! Interview: US-Led Forces Accused of Executing Schoolchildren

Democracy Now! Interview: US-Led Forces Accused of Executing Schoolchildren

The Drunkest States in America

Does PETA oppose the keeping of pets?

Buddhists to Brit Hume: We forgive you

State Rep. Drops AMA Membership Over Health Reform

As a cynic, I'm convinced things are going to get better.

As a cynic, I'm convinced things are going to get better.

My Reinterpretation of Zorro - a Thought Experiment

I found a cool t shirt that will piss off any birthers around you

The Most Religious States in America

Notorious Jew-Bashing Professor and White-Power Political Party

Democrats Should Have NO Business with Corporations.

Banks' Favorite Dem Set To Chair Banking Committee

Anyone know anything about website,

A manifesto for progressives

How Bout A Little Street Theater?

I am so sick of right wingers saying "where is your global warming now"

Maritime New Zealand to investigate the Ady Gill Collision

Gilbert Arenas suspended by NBA indefinitely, without pay, for storing guns in his locker.

So what's the verdict on Keith Olbermann's "Mini-comments"?

Thread to call on Ned Lamont to run for Dodd's Senate seat

Thread to call on Ned Lamont to run for Dodd's Senate seat

"Negro" on the 2010 Census (Rachel Maddow)

The WTF Moment of the day

A Profound Article about Walmart

I cannot wait to watch the faces of the right-wing pundits on election

Wow. Two different perspectives on the sinking of the Ady Gil by Japanese whalers...

Beef .. I just can't eat it any more

Thom just read The Straight Story's post on his show.

Man charged with setting homeless man on fire

Sarah Palin will headline first-ever Tea Party Convention

FDR on why forcing people to buy private insurance is a bad idea:

Obama: FDR on Steroids! Favors "Cadillac" tax over taxing the rich.

Ann Coulter says she’s afraid of anal, foreskin bombings

A Promise Broken on a vow to end no-bid contracts

ADP: 84,000 Jobs Whacked In December, Worse Than Expected

*Sea Shepherd related* / Bob Barker to be on Rachel tonight.

Negativism and cynicism are cop-outs. Things are what they are. I don't mean you should don your

GOP Vulnerabilities May Help Dems Hang On To 60 Senate Seats

Oregon man freed after jetliner disruption

Beware of Science Fiction! (Legit fundie warning -- or parody?)

OMG. Undie bomber is being held in a prison in....MICHIGAN! HELP!!!!

President as pitchman: Obama image used in ad (Outerwear company Weatherproof)

Everyone stand back- I am going to protect America

Earth 'to be wiped out' by supernova explosion

An employee of mine told me today he has cancer

-17 wind chill

Do you like your job?

Watson's Andy Gil deliberately scuttled by SSCS?

Censorship out of control on the Huffington Post

Censorship out of control on the Huffington Post

Guaranteed head explosion: Billy Tauzin is now welcome at the White House

Good Samaritan Gives Struggling Man a New Home

Let's forget about ships fighting. This poll is exclusively about whaling itself.

Byron Dorgan appearing on Ed Show at 6 PM.

Do some of you not understand the importance of the Southern Ocean to wildlife?

See who is stealing California Water and why there is a shortage

Nader's on the front page of DU.

Public backlash stuns sterilized mother of nine

I recieved my DNC 2010 Presidential Survey...

From the Dept. of Nothing Better To Do: Mormon Church Monitors Blog by Nice Lady from Philadephia

People are dying of cold in Europe

On the accussations of "Would you rather have McCain/Palin?" thrown at some

On the accussations of "Would you rather have McCain/Palin?" thrown at some

So, what are WE going to do for those who can't afford health care?

Are You Gonna Have Some Fries With Your Fecal Bacteria?

Are You Gonna Have Some Fries With Your Fecal Bacteria?

Pelosi: Obama is committed to unpopular "Cadillac Tax"

Am I kind of wrong for feeling sorry for the undie bomber?

To Nancy Pelosi's Great Credit.

Intellectual Property Is Cultural Theft - Thoughts

The current Depression II ....... cyclical or systemic?

Bottom line? It's either Obama and the dems or Romney/Palin/? and the repukes

For TV owners without cable: Has digital transmission improved your reception?

All union members, check in here.

Spike in H-1B workers enrolled at Wash. colleges at in-state tuition rate

I'd rather be killed by a terrorist

Cal State Prof Starts His Own Hate Group

Advice for those not used to dealing with the cold and ice

Prediction: People marching in the streets by summer ... Jobs, Foreclosures, Credit Cards ...

Why I support Dan Onorato for PA Governor

Ralph Nader is just as responsible for American deaths in Iraq than George W. Bush.

Tea Party Leader Warns GOP Pols: We're 'Turning Our Guns' On You

I talked to some anti-abortion protesters at the Hardees.

I'm watching Ron Paul on Rachel Maddow. He actually sounds a lot saner

You put your right foot in,

Yakko's The Nations of the World - why ask why?

I do believe I'm gang bang weary

A tale of Jungle Jim and Porky the Pirate

Match Game Story: "For the new year, Salacious Sally tuned up her ____ lubing it up with olive oil."

A great way to start the day...

Help! There's water slowly dripping through a light fixture...

Good morning Lounge

FL DUers: help me out w/ something here, please

I can't believe there is no flamewar going on about the death of the Johnson and Johnson heiress.

William Shatner Sings To George Lucas

iPhone app lets you see your friends naked

Tell me about the American Community Survey

Congrats to The Hawk making it into The Hall - well deserved

Would you be insulted if...

Do you consider the word "sexist" broad?

Music Break -- Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire Live

"Lost" Producers Come Full Circle In Final Season.

Friendly advice: Don't click on this weight-loss website link

Julie Delpy - A Waltz for a Night

Wind - Soulstice

Youtube finds out what happens when you mess with 4chan...

I finally gave GD a taste of its own medicine

I should have gotten a second crusty roll to go w/ my soup

I want some fried chicken....

It's prob been asked a million times, but do you like your iPhone?

My three year old refuses to stay in the room during his favorite tv shows

A picture depicting rbnyc attempting to get DU'ers (loungers no less) to follow instructions.

A shout out to the person who gave me a star!

When the US cools down, does Canada heat up?

Who in their right mind would think this was a good idea?

If I wanted my ass burned like the underwear bomber...

I hate instructions.

I'm in tears over this cake...

redwitch is now the subject of someone else's post.

I keep waking up an hour before my alarm goes off. Anybody else ever have this problem?

The Big Unit retires, what a wonderful career......46 years old and pitched in '09

Ten words you need to stop misspelling

Best Ringtone EVAH

LOST is like GILLIGAN'S ISLAND without coconut cream pies

My oldest friend in the world made this video for me

True love indeed.

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 1/6/09

Cat and Dog Video

uck uck uck

Dolphins playing With Bubble Rings

"Inglourious Basterds" star Eli Roth stung 200 times by sea urchins

Check out one of the coolest music sites ever

Oh yeah,about the female mate getting heavy after marriage..

Mary Ann always trumps Ginger

Do you, lke me, have difficulty telling if you're watching a Keanu Reeves or Christian Bale movie?

Lip reading-- is there anything to it? A deaf co-worker of mine was of the opinion it was just

"Well actually, it was you I wanted to talk to. I was just curious about something..."

The shit is really flying in GD.


Obama signs final bill legalizing marijuana!!!

Stone Cold Steve Austin breaks Sylvester Stallone's neck. Literally.

Richard Blumenthal (or why the NRSC is about to stop returning Rob Simmons' calls.)

Yoni or Yanni?

A good amount of the soft drinks that you get as fountain beverages

Any Lounger thoughts on the topic of Spam? Spam the canned meat, that is?

Study shows that adults get more completely unidentifiable shit on their bodies as they age.

I highly recommend the movie "Danny Deckchair."

The Day Dodd Jumped the Shark

CIA bomber coerced to work for Jordan spy agency

Lose 1, Win 1?

Dems agree that House will take up, tweak Senate healthcare bill

OBAMA inherited BUSH's intelligence (or not so intelligent) system

Colbert Knocks Conservative Pundits For Promoting Racial Profiling (VIDEO)

>>>>Dodd to Retire from Senate

Must Read from Joe Conason: Knee Jerks

Does anyone have a bullethole list of what the HCR bill will do that is GOOD for us? I need it asap

Candidate warning, if you're not a "geek" forgetaboutit.

Glenn Greenwald: Cheney's stenographers fight back

'Good' retirements for Dems - where a new candidate is better than the incumbent (PPP)

"I’ve taken all the tough votes for Obama that I intend to take this term"

Greg Sargent's Plumline: Emerging Counter-Argument: Republicans have more retirements than Dems

Sen. Dodd gave great speech. Loved his daughters' hand on his back and head on shoulder at the end.

thom hartmann on how intelligence agencies may be purposely undermining obama.

A man who makes $30 million a year goes to the hospital...

Activia commercial: Jamie Lee Curtis still has really great...

A friend of mine sent me this post...

Jeez-MSNBC will NOT get off their poll which had Obama at 47%...

Against the Leftbaggers

MSNBC: Ed Schultz says he has been asked to run for Dorgan's Senate seat in North Dakota!

Dorgan was going to face a tough re-election

What Republican Senate Seats are up shaky this year?

Political Wire: Dem's Chris Van Hollen Expects Just a Few More Retirements (And Below Average)

President Obama receives praise in National Review for new airport screening measures

Ed Shultz could win the election if he decided to run..

What's with the mass retirements in both parties?

I thought the new Star Trek was REALLY well cast - except for Chechov.

Obama Toughens Oil Drilling Rules

" If we were bombing them, you can bet we would be profiled"

Nancy Pelosi takes swipe at President Obama's campaign promises

Dodd + Dorgan =/= Doom

Chuck Todd: "There's been a math discrepancy on Senate retirements: it's 4 Dem seats vs 6 GOP seats"

Paul Begala thinks Obama should've taken blame instead of passing the blame to agencies.

Democrat Earl Pomeroy Won't Run For North Dakota Senate Seat

I find it hard to believe the Bush Administration was as transparent as Obama has been. Anyone?

"Who decided the "Democratic" Donkey should be Eeyore?" asked a former Clinton supporter

Are there any Jon Testers lurking in North Dakota?

Federal Jobs Web Site Change to Include Gender Identity is Step in Right Direction

ADP: nonfarm private employment in the service-providing sector increased by 12,000 (updated)

Blumenthal Will Run to Succeed Dodd

Republican retirements mount in House

Ala. Businessman Joins GOP Race for US House Seat

CBC reports that pregnant women won't have to do airport full body scans

Tea Party Leader Warns GOP Pols: We're 'Turning Our Guns' On You

ND-Sen: Hoeven In, Pomeroy Won't Run

Ohhhh Burn! The "Beck phone" line is open (Media Matters)

I was polled by Rasmussen tonight on Blumenthal entering the CT Senate race

Sec. Hilda Solis announces $100 million in green jobs training grants

CO-Gov: Hickenlooper Considering Race, But Will Defer to Salazar; Perlmutter Keeping Options Open

AR-Sen: Getting Uglier

Tuesday's retirement news may look worse than it really is for this year's elections

Salazar: Without Bush administration, oil industry no longer 'kings of world'

Paul Ryan Endorses Rubio

The Legacy Of Chris Dodd

In the name of everything I care about and all the positions I passionately hold

My caregiver made rice krispie treats with 2 grams of canna butter per square

Feingold says war on terror, al-Qaida should be a global fight

Pelosi: Democrats are 'very close' to health care deal after Obama meeting

Well, Well, Well, - According to HuffPo, President Obama Will Re-Nominate Dawn Johnson

Do you prefer a moderate Republican Party to their current wacky status?

Newsweek - "Bipartisanship Is Bad" - Why President Obama Should Ignore GOP Calls On HCR.

This is an issue Dems should embrace -- Not run away from (A Golden Oldie from my journal)

We need to drop the health care mandate

Salazar gets White House OK for run

From Obama, tough words, no pink slips

Emanuel: U.S. Is Fed Up With Israel, Palestinians

Depressing: Billy Tauzin (ex-rep, big phara rep) visited the WH 11 times

Harold Ford Jr. wants to run against the current Democrat Senator in NY State WHAT!!!!!!!

Multinational Corporations are kind of like Terminators when you think about.

It's all OUR fault, right?

Blumenthal to run for Dodd's Senate seat (AP)

Hillary Clinton to visit Hawaii next week

A fifth major lesson of 2009: center-left disagreement is essential to center-left governance

Netflix/Roku thank you

Why is good news (Fewest Job cuts in 2 years, Lowest Job cuts planned for 9 years,

POLL: Blumenthal Holds Huge Leads (31+ points) in Senate Race

MissHoneychurch found these links for me

I'm sorry but the idea of Ed Shultz running for Senate isn't a good idea

Worst RNC cash flow in a decade

Worst RNC cash flow in a decade

Photos: The Obama Presidency, January 6th, 2010

Ed Schultz Is EXACTLY What Progressives Need. EXACTLY What We Need.

I don't like how Obama is letting this critique of his handling of Natl Security slide

GOP Mikey Steele on TV saying "Why doesn't Obama send daughters to Public school?"

crosses in potato

Kerry slams Cheney's 'hysteria'

What Liberal Revolt?

Rep. Virginia Foxx: Every Promise Obama Has Kept Endangers Our Lives

Obama unveils $250 million math, science program

Head of group that blew up the CIA spooks was Ronald Reagan's guest

Why does Ronnie Reagan get so much credit for the Berlin Wall coming down? It was coming down

Best all time 'The X-Files' episode?

Warren Ballentine: The Whitehouse cut a deal with Chris Dodd

This stinks, New Dems!

Panda escape -- Warning: sugar overload

I am a suicide (gut) bomber

I am a suicide (gut) bomber

‘Joe the Plumber’ endorsing Verga Saturday

Can peanuts go bad?

Do you consider the word "broad" sexist?

Meet my newest great-nephew

IBTL race in GD

I'm staying *OUT* of LBN and GD...

Source: Vicki Kennedy to endorse Coakley in Senate race

Pelosi: "we would not be at this historic moment without the leadership of President Obama"

It's going to be SEVEN fucking degrees in Alabama this weekend.

Help! I need an interesting diversional website that is non-political

we won the lottery!

Your reaction to "Your father/mother and I are getting married"

Peter Orszag has a love child!

Just Call Him Senator (Blumenthal)

Proposed NEW names for DU's General Discussion forum.

Proposed NEW names for DU's General Discussion forum.

Fuck you, Marley and Me.

Question: About this Cadillac Plan Insurance Excise tax.....

I'm a union man now.

Okay, all you presbyotic Boomers still wearing Walgreen's 5 dollar reading glasses! Check this out!

What year did you lose your virginity? Please read instructions.

What year did you join DU? Please read instructions.

So, I'm driving the speed limit on the freeway today....

CIA reportedly ordered Blackwater to murder 9/11 suspect

Attorneys General Challenging Constitutionality Of Health Reform Awash In Cash From Health Industry

Rahm Emanuel Reportedly Considering Run For Chicago Mayor

OH SNAP! Pelosi On Obama: 'There Were A Number Of Things He Was For On The Campaign Trail'

Joan Rivers bumped off flight in Costa Rica when Continental gate agent finds passport suspicious

Dodd to Step Down Before November Election, NBC Reports

Police leave ransom note for pot plants, nab alleged grower

Bob Barker Donates $5 Million to Help Save Whales

US company sues China for Green Dam 'code theft'

(DLC head, anti-gay rights) Harold Ford Jr. Weighs a Challenge to Gillibrand

Hoeven planning to run for the Senate

Egypt, Hamas exchange fire on Gaza frontier, 1 dead

How a Double Agent Lured Seven CIA Operatives to Their Deaths

Yoko Ono makes huge donation to help Philippine tropical storm victims

Suicide bomber kills 6 Russian policemen

Protesters Rally Against Deportation of Immigrant Rights Activist

Exclusive: TSA Workers Caught Using Drugs?

(Connecticut Attorney general) Blumenthal ready to announce (Dodds Senate Seat)

Police: Five Iraqi women killed in collision with US forces

(Chicago) Woman charged in head scarf-pulling incident pleads guilty

Confusion grows over how bomber infiltrated CIA base in Afghanistan

MPs Call For Vote On Gordon Brown Leadership

Costa Rican volcano erupts after long silence

Suspect in Deaths of 5 G.I.’s Is Freed, Iraqi Official Says

Ex-SEAL killed in suicide attack was Xe employee

Newark airport's security cameras not recording during Sunday breach

Liz Cheney echoes father

If health care bill passes, some changes would start fast

Cold Grips Much Of US, Florida Races To Save Crops

Feds oppose closing locks to stop Asian carp

Judge: Return $21M in gold to Stanford customers

Violence Hits Both Sides of Kashmir

Aid convoy breaks Gaza seige

Al Qaeda chief captured in Yemen

Baltimore mayor to resign under plea deal

(IL) State panel approves sale of Illinois prison to house terrorism suspects

Iowa Senate Leader Rules Out Gay Marriage Debate

(BBC investigation) 'Flaws' in key Lockerbie evidence

U.S. convoy's driving questioned in wreck that kills Iraqis

Cuba: Detained US contractor was spying

Michigan Students Reprimanded for 'Distasteful' 9/11 Shirts

UN Afghan head calls for change

Prop. 8 trial will be shown on YouTube

Suspect in Holocaust museum shootings dies in prison hospital

Portugal set to legalize gay marriage on Friday

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Wednesday January 6

Hotel Workers, Trumka (President of AFL-CIO) Arrested at Sit-In for Fair Contract

Hotel Workers, Trumka (President of AFL-CIO) Arrested at Sit-In for Fair Contract

GM's Whitacre Predicts Company Will Be Profitable in 2010

PM should replace 'rammed' Ady Gil - Greens

No Immediate Firings Expected Over Intel Failures

US forges alliance with Saddam Hussein officers to fight al-Qaeda

Pentagon: More return to fight after leaving Gitmo

Gun Advocates Want Right To Take Weapons To Work

Nigerian man indicted in foiled airline attack on Christmas Day

Justice Department to Study Comcast Takeover of NBC

Three Walmart stores no longer offering free bags

Obama orders Postal Service to deliver medicine in case of Anthrax attack

Bachelet Reopens Chile’s Torture File

France Socialist party opposes burka ban

Public backlash stuns sterilized mother of nine

(Canadian prime minister's office) hired Ari Fleischer twice, documents show

Catholic Portugal set to legalise gay marriage

Conn. AG running for fellow Democrat Dodd's seat

Salazar to Toughen U.S. Drilling Rules

S.C. Sen. Graham dismisses county GOP group's censure

A medical breakthrough: VA, Kaiser to share records

Connecticut’s Attorney General Will Seek Dodd’s Senate Seat

State panel vote paves way for sale of Thomson Correctional Center to federal government

Premiums are key issue for health care negotiators-(Obama) House Democrats seek affordable premiums

Bachelet Reopens Chile’s Torture File

Yemen opposes any US troops in terror fight

Worst RNC cash flow in a decade

Job cuts: Fewest in 2 years

Ed Schultz Asked to Run for Senate by ND Dem Leadership (Dorgan seat)

Prop. 8 Judge Says Yes To Cameras

US diplomat back in Honduras seeking to heal rifts

Wipro tops list of H-1B visa professionals in 2009

Ex-SEAL killed in suicide attack was Xe employee

Police May Scrap Entrance Exam: Report

[Nevada] Petition to Legalize Marijuana Filed

Court Rules Obama’s Detention Powers Not Limited by Laws of War

Connecticut Senator Dodd to announce retirement

KFC accused of racism over Australian advertisement

Dem leaders to forgo conference

CIA attacker ranked best Al-Qaeda informant in years: report

Gay Group Demands Letterman Apologize for Mocking Transgender Appointee Amanda Simpson

U.S. learned intelligence on airline bomb suspect while he was en route

39 Congressional Republicans want to trample on D.C.’s right to pass same-sex marriage law.

Harold Ford Jr. Weighs a Challenge to Gillibrand

Obama to announce training initiative for math, science teachers

Autism 'Clusters' Linked To Parents' Education

Japanese survivor of both U.S. atomic bomb attacks dies at 93

Japanese ship sinks whale protest boat Ady Gill

France Socialist party opposes burka ban

H&M, Wal-Mart Destroy Unsold Clothing: Report

AP sources: Obama OKs taxing high-end health plans

US drone strikes hit Pakistan

Nova Scotia Muslim woman refused entry to U.S.

Fighter jets intercept Hawaii-bound flight after passenger gets disruptive

More ex-Guantanamo detainees joining militants -US

I'm an asshole.

Arrest warrants issued for Honduran military high command

PETA’s use of First Lady in advertisement angers White House

The End of Al-Qaeda

Robert Fisk: America's desire to be loved and feared has long misled CIA

Another Brit Hume 'Double-Bogey': Claims Miniature Golf Needs To Be More 'Christian'

Slow Start for Military Corps in Afghanistan

South Caroline Republicans rebuke Sen. Graham for being too bipartisan. Not enough of the killer

Bankers are as valuable as film stars or athletes, insists Goldman Sachs director

Report From The Move Your Money Front

IRAN: New Revelations Tear Holes in Nuclear Trigger Story

The First HuffPost Book Club Pick of 2010: Shadow Elite by Janine Wedel

How CIA was fatally duped by Jordanian double agent

New Dems met with Wall Street execs to weaken finance reform.

Banks' Favorite Dem Set To Chair Banking Committee

Bonuses are a symbol of business's bigger problem - an eroded sense of duty to the wider community

Rubin Rides Again

The Road to Healthcare is Paved with Bad Intentions

The Nation, KvH on Acorn...McCarthyism is alive and well...

When Good Socks Go Bad

We need to drop the health care mandate

My Lunch With the CIA

Do u like ice with your poop....

The 15 Most Hated Companies In America

FDL--Obama Style and the Looming Losses in 2010

Scott Lively's "Nuclear Bomb" in Uganda

CNN Looks Into How YouTube Is Being Used As A Recruitment Tool By Terrorists

Slovak Police Send Plastic Explosives To Ireland In An Airline Passenger's Luggage By Mistake

Steele: 'The Tea Party Movement is a Revelatory Moment for Us'

Tax the speculators and create a public bank

Cancer Cured in Canada, But Big Pharma Says NO WAY!

The Torturer: non-fiction interrogation tactics?

Thom Hartmann - The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe w/ Dr. James Hansen

$10 is not enough. Oregon, Vote YES on 66 and 67

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Announces $100 Million in Grants for Green Jobs Training

Karoli Kuns and Micah Sifry Debate Organizing

Chip Berlet & Rick Rowley on the Failures of Progressive Organizing

TYT: Wes Clark Jr & Michael Shure Debate Conservative from VDARE on Hiring Muslims

Tea Party leader doesn't want Steele to join his ranks

Arianna Huffington w/ TYT On Moving $ From Big To Small Banks

Rick Rowley: Narratives in the Tea Party Movement

Olbermann Mocks Rep. Peter King - 'Terrorize the Terrorized to Do Terror Work of Terrorists...'

House Health Care Press Conference

Republican Strategist Can't Name One Way That Republicans Helped the Country in the Last 10 Years

Sea Shepherd's Ady Gil attacked by Japanese Whaling Vessel

Remember THIS? Sea Shepherd claimed they were rammed then as well. They're liars.

(Sea Shepherd's) Ady Gil loses bow to Japanese whaling vessel.

Rachel Maddow Interviews Bob Barker on Whaling Incident, Animal Overpopulation

Sea Shepherds' OWN video of Ady Gil being rammed by Japan's Shonan Maru 2

People & Power - White Power USA

an old creepy red baiting Walter Winchell video

Thom Hartmann - Is the voice of the middle class becoming more violent?

Without Ice Cap As Wave Damper, Arctic Basin May Sustain More Biomass, But Melt Even Faster

Russia beckons Belarus to heel in oil supply row

Richard Heinberg Museletter: The Meaning of Copenhagen

China faces new risk: attacks on pipelines

Dennis Meadows - Economics and Limits to Growth: What's Sustainable?

Suarez develops new solar distillation pond methods

Drumbeat: January 6, 2010

Demand for upgraded energy efficiency at home is weak

Reports Suggest Gov. Officials Knew "Weeks Or Months" Of Melamine Milk Before Closing Dairy - WSJ

Namibia's Signature Tree, The Quiver - Giant Aloe Species - Dying In Large Numbers; Now Red-Listed

Redefining Drought - Schoolkids In NSW Town Have To Bring Their Own Drinking Water To School

Scientists Target East Coast Rocks for CO2 Storage

Peak Driver

Climate activists released - and need your support!

40% Of Inshore Great Barrier Reef Choked With Masses Of Seaweed - AFP

Fox et al claim CIA has diverted resources to climate research

Asia May Have Become Top Buyer of South African Coal

Story of How the State Ruined the Toilet

A couple of Sports Cartoons...

Percy Harvin is Rookie of the Year

Late Outback Bowl post

What will Mark May, the 4-letter and CBS have to talk about now that Tebow has ascended to heaven

Here's one for Condem and Happyiowan...I-O !

Arenas suspended (now linked)

How's your MLB team doing this off-season?

The Big Ten looked strong this year

[Andre] Dawson only player elected to Hall of Fame

Why Were The Steelers Playing Georgia Tech Tonight?

***Official GMAC Bowl thread: Central Michigan-Troy***

ha! Clinton Portis is criticizing Jason Campbell's professionalism?

Brett Favre Sexually Harassing His Co-Workers (Video)

US diplomat back in Honduras seeking to heal rifts

Bachelet Reopens Chile’s Torture File

Colombian rebels say they killed governor

Arrest warrants issued for Honduran military high command

Egypt, Hamas exchange fire on Gaza frontier, 1 dead

Abbas: '67 borders precondition to talks

Israel court stirs fierce debate with Highway 443 ruling

Israeli officers cancel UK trip for fear of arrest

Israel to deploy Gaza rocket interceptor by June

Putting Lens on Lives in Suspended Animation in Gaza

Death threats ups security for Israeli minister

Aid convoy breaks Gaza seige

Egypt, Hamas exchange fire on Gaza frontier, 1 dead

Haaretz Editorial: Israel must stop boycotting International Criminal Court

Why we must cut ties to Israel

Advice from a felon: "buy a gun"

If Ed Schultz replaces Byron Dorgan, do we get another pro-RKBA Democratic Senator?

gun ownership is a non-iissue. it's protected by the bill of rights

Gun Advocates Want Right To Take Weapons To Work

Why do "they" say....

Today in Labor History Jan 6 Endorses the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and wome

Hotel Workers Rising: Civil Disobedience In San Francisco

$174 Billion “Jobs For Main Street Act” Is In The Senate

In Second Vote, Rockville General Nurses Join Union

More Troops to War, Few Dollars for Jobs. What’s Wrong with This Picture?

TPMDC: Pelosi Wants Excise Tax Stripped From Senate Health Care Bill

Firedoglake: Obama Renominates Craig Becker to NLRB

WHY WE PAY UNION DUES by Robert R. Daraio

New York State Recovered Record Amount of Stolen Wages In 2009

Thousands More South Africa Workers To Join Coca-Cola Strike If Talks Fail

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Announces $100 Million in Grants for Green Jobs Training

Predictably, the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission blames teh Gays, mostly....

Trying to find a movie, has a horrific revenge rape scene in it.

twitter war between Dr. Horrible and Captain Harkness

The transgender "thing"

A report from the front lines: Yesterday I posted this in GD:

Bonusgate - What a mess!

Maps of states that allow same-sex marriage vs. states that allow marriage between first cousins.

drunken idiot aftermath

Photodocumentary of artist's 42 day project - Scupture a Day

I'm about to get banned.

Does anyone know of a site that talks about camcorders?

Photojournalism request I found in my email today. I don't have any shots to help them with, though.


HLC could prove the existence of Multiverses or Parallel Universes

Alan Alda Looks for "The Human Spark" (PBS tonight)

the future circa 1993

'Lifeless' prion proteins are capable of evolution

I sold a print on Red Bubble

Viral DNA has been in the mammalian genome for more than 40 million years

Anyone save that link to the very cool (free) astronomy app someone posted?

First steps on land, giant leap for evolution

So were in Recovery mode eh?

FOMC Minutes: Expect Slow Economic Recovery

MBA: Mortgage Purchase Applications Lowest in 12 Years

Greece rejects speculation of bail-out

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 1/6/09

Silicon Valley 'Bloodbath' Leaves Entire Office Buildings Empty

I think some here would find this interesting (earth-destroying supernova is overdue by 20 yrs.)

one more post...a poem...that turned into a song....

Tax the speculators and create a public bank - a public bank? Hey, where did I hear THAT before?

a post about ghosts...

Fed Missed This Bubble. Will It See a New One?

So David Wilcock was wrong

Few Americans With Major Depression Receive Adequate Treatment

Popular Drugs (Paxil, imipramine) May Help Only Severe Depression

Osteoporosis Drugs: Good Medicine or Big Pharma Scam?

Special-Ed Funds Redirected

Gibbons to unveil major "education reform" plan today

Southern Schools Mark Two Majorities

How Can We Tell When Arne is Lying?

Parents Assaulted and Kidnapped

California Assembly approves bills for Race to the Top funds

School district to try no homework policy

Autism May Cluster Among Highly Educated

Nourish: Five tips for making healthful, flavorful food

Why does a V8 Weekly Pak