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Archives: December 23, 2011

Chevron, Transocean execs face charges (criminal indictments) on Brazil leak

The Newtster got mic checked...

So, here's a win for our side (Indiana) ...

Times Wants Info on 'Killing as a Policy Tool'

Noam Chomsky - "Manufacturing Consent"

Who here considers himself/herself to the left of Obama? And if you are, will you support him?

Fight for Latino Studies Rages in Federal Court

And speaking of those angry feminists...

Boehner's comment on the payroll deal

Pragmatism Beats Out Occupy and Bunga Bunga for Word of Year

Teen Says Sheriff's Deputy Made Her Strip

How unacceptable is Ron Paul? Right-wing radio talker Hugh Hewitt would vote for Obama...

Does anyone have a wind generator?

Proms and Frat Parties Seem Like Best Years of Our Lives Due to “Reminiscence Bump”

Capricorn New Moon, December 24, 2011 (Cathy Pagano)

Chris Matthews Giving Too Much Credit to John F. Kennedy?

Schools and Communities Lose By Outsourcing Lunch Services

Good Samaritan Claims Cop Brutalized Him


Boehner: against our wishes, we decided to help the American people

For Christmas, Your Government Will Explain Why It's Legal to Kill You

Inequality in Ancient Rome and Modern America

There is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush you get after jogging

Will the President be able to spend Christmas with his family in Hawaii?

Occupy hecklers drown out Bachmann at Iowa diner

When Newt Gingrich is a top contender for the GOP nomination you know they are screwed

US Earmarks $235 Million For Israel's Defense Systems

Obama Will Win Re-Election with 500 Electoral Votes - Denis Campbell Interview

Headlines on payroll tax deal - "bows" "compromise" "breakthrough" "cave"

Retiring Calif. officers want to keep assault guns

Deadly New Man-Made Flu Could Wipe Out Millions

Deadly New Man-Made Flu Could Wipe Out Millions

Matt Barkley will return to USC for senior season

Evidence Links Live Poultry Markets to Human H5N1 Infection

I am really happy for those who won't be losing their UC benefits

Reprimands for abusing the jury system with nonsense?

Again asking for DU Lounge expertise: Lead content in terracotta cookware?

Guess who's back? Lobbying for the mining industry?

The Problem With 'Atheist Activism'

Japan Times: Nuclear crisis far from resolved

Pigeons Ace a Simple Math Test

Krugman: The Meaning of Mercury

Houston Police: Celebratory gunfire against the law

Barry Bonds officially appeals felony obstruction conviction

Oh the eloquence I have had robbed from my magic quill...

An thread with a RW troll spewing bigotry about people on SSDI. Jury left it.

All New Jersey Democrats cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act

2011 Democracy Index: Only 11% of people live in "Full Democracies".

Newt and Callista say Merry Christmas (NOT SNL!)

The GOP’s slip is showing

Indiana's GOP Secretary of State Removed By Court For Falsifying Candidate Papers

Favorite Films by These Directors

Today has the shortest daylight period and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere

Europe, prepare for a riotous 2012 - Henning Meyer in the Social Europe Journal

Am I allowed to post a query about flame retardant additives and if anyone has

Hail Sunna, Light of Har's Dark Day!

Scrapple? Anyone ever had or made this?

NY Times: Signs Point to Economy’s Rise, but Experts See a False Dawn

Ernst Audits Found Deficient

Boner Needs Lessons in ignorant of how to with grace and sincerity. He caved to save

Freepers are wailing, moaning, gnashing teeth at as "Republicans cave in to Obama"

Anyone know how easy it is to find parking at MCI?

Lost Threads

Newt Gingrich: Ron Paul's Political Base Is Made Of 'People Who Want To Legalize Drugs'

Since the cake incident of 2010, MiddleFingerMom is no longer allowed to bring desserts to pot lucks

Crushed by your retreat on the payroll tax Repugs? ..... Here's a peace offering:

Remembering the Christmas gift that was The Longest Game Ever...

Campaign In 100 Seconds: Oh THAT Racism...

6,000 nurses strike in California

One Thousand Lives

Sensenbrenner's lackey "apologizes," Republican-style, for saying First Lady has a "large posterior"

Salutin: The Bible and ethical economics

The sexual objectification of little girls

Christmas Dinner Menu

Long closed-mouth kisses feel awkward.

What is your traditional Christmas drink? I made whisky sour for my dad the other day.

EU voices protest over Israeli policies in East Jerusalem, West Bank

I baked five French-Canadian pork pies today.

Obama’s Best Attack…Ever!!!

MI Gov. Snyder bans benefits for domestic partner

How is your tree decorated? We used up almost all the bulbs for our small

Anyone tired of politcal shows talking about who has the upper hand in cheap political stunts

greenman3610 debunks persistant "cosmic rays" myth: YouTube: Climate, Sun, and Cosmic Rays

Idaho Production of 'Rent' Under Fire Because Characters are 'Infected with AIDS' and Gay

I hope everyone noticed that

Thank You Occupy!!!!

Okay. This is what a victory feels like. Don't gloat but remember the feeling.

Citizens United Meets OWS: Occupiers To Pay Corporation For Free Speech Class

Bergdorf's Windows

so I got a Christmas card from my sister today

Quake of 5.8 magnitude strikes near NZ's Christchurch

The Authority Already Exists – What’s Needed Is a Willingness to Act

Renounce Santa

ok,I am devastated- our local gay bar is closing

Please tell me what Obama is going to do with the pipeline part of the bill.

Mandatory Thursday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!! YULEAPALOOZA 2012 !!!

"There's no doubt this hurts the Republican Party, & that bothers me a great deal, as a Republican"

The official thread that never dies.

All I want for Christmas

Karaoke Singer Assaulted Ohio Bar Patrons After Getting Booed Off Stage

On the Dark Side in Al Doura - A Soldier in the Shadows

Turn on Rachel right fugging now

This guy Vaclav Smil is pretty awesome for his frankness...

I am Captain America

Privatizing Money

Romney: "Rush Limbaugh has an audience that speaks a very important voice." You KISS ASS!

Sometimes I just don't understand the thread sent to the jury. As hard as I try

There is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush MFM gets after nogging

People of Faith. feedback please. How do you really perceive Agnostics and Atheists?

Question about personal avatars

Freeper reax to CNN story "Why the winds are shifting toward Obama": FR threads MUST include racism

Thoughts and wishes to those in Christchurch

Crooks & Liars: Gaeta/Snell kiss a reminder that 13,686 service members were discharged due to DADT

Hannity fill in's bump to commercial. Later in the show the biased news reporting of 2011. Next,

RCD receives Elton John grant

History has not been kind to Syria's desire for change by Charles Glass

Two of my daughters have read....

Is this emoticon tutching the butt?

Win The House Back For $40.00......

59 YRS OLD Lady, Hole In One Wins Truck (Frenchie's Ford) Akwesasne Warriors Pro hockey

Eric Alterman: Governor Cuomo Is Still Governor One Percent

A survey from my congressman Kevin Yoder (a republican)

Go to right fuggin now..

"Game Change" HBO Movie Trailer

Anarchism and Political Theory: Contemporary Problems - Uri Gordon

FedEx employee filmed tossing monitor over fence still with company, "not working with customers."

Which would get boring first? Heaven or Hell?

Detroit's debt crisis even worse than thought, state's review reveals

Sherrod Brown's Ohio Senate Race Target Of Most Third-Party Spending By Republicans

Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution - Peter Kropotkin

US $10m bounty for 'al-Qaeda man' based in Iran

Cass McCombs - The Same Thing


I'm getting my Christmas archive groups out early this time. Xmas Pics/Toons #1 of 3

CONDOLENCEGate! And I thought we weren't gonna have a new "gate" before the end of the year.

Xmas Pics/Toons #2 of 3 (Please kick/re-gift these so others can enjoy them with friends & family

So Romney Thinks He Can Get By Without Releasing His Tax Returns?

Xmas Pics/Toons #3 of 3 (Please kick/re-gift these so others can enjoy them with friends & family.)

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

George Wright extradition bid: US loses Portugal appeal

The electoral college is a relic. It's time to let the people choose the president

Dismantling of Righthaven appears under way with loss of website

Boehner didn't cave....

Now that Boehner has caved, the question is why the House Repubs. did this in the first place?

After listening to "Montana" for 17 hours straight, MiddleFingerMom had an epiphany...

Did anyone ever receive a gift from Supervisor or boss for Christmas/holiday?

I would like to dedicate this song to piperlime and all those marketer types who agree with them...

Scared little thought-police

Boarding our cat for 7 days and I am worried she will think we are leaving her

Besides Obama, Newt must be the happiest politician today. He is off the hook for making the

Oldies, but goodies: Psychology of Conservatism

looks like Boehner loses

It's Official: Stonehenge Stones Were Moved 160 Miles

I can't figure out how to bookmark a post

US Government Accuses Bradley Manning of Aiding Al Qaeda Terrorists!

Unaminous consent in the House/Senate... who's gonna be the jackass ...

Industrial Workers of the World | One Big Union!

I could say it's red and green and I'm posting it for Christmas - but that's a lie

Oreo Balls

The NOONER went South a lot SOONER

Anti-Drug-War Advocate Gary Johnson Will Now Run for President as a Libertarian, Not a Republican

'RON PAUL' - A Bad Lip Reading SoundBite:

Need to have a way to withdraw alerts

A Christmas Message From America's Rich , By MATT TAIBBI

It is coming in June 2012....It is called Prometheous...

Armed With Phone, and Dangerous to Syria

James O'Keefe is what happens when sh*t takes a crap

It is coming in June 2012....It is called Prometheous...

Solidarity Unionism, Occupy, and the moral right of the working class to control the workplace (IWW)

Christmas in the Trenches

No white Christmas for Fargo, it's gonna be over 40F here.

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Friday, December 23, 2011.

Sitting at the bar at the Avenue last night

Just Served on My First DU Jury

Never saw so many horseshit calls in a single NFL game

Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis

NREL study finds 4+Terrawatts offshore wind capacty within 50 miles of US coast.

Regarding emoticons, it's long past time we had one for this:

Leonard Cohen - Who by Fire (Zagreb 2010) - A master at work.

How to Control Libya Missiles? Buy Them Up

To each and every one of you, posters or lurkers.

REALITY CHECK (AGAIN) Protecting the Trust Fund: A Key Component of the Payroll Tax Cut

Weird ... a thread I posted in GD is showing up twice in "My Posts" ...

What are you having for dinner/lunches/appetizers this holiday season?

Prosecutors say Manning collaborated with WikiLeaks’ Assange in stealing secret documents

Deep question for the evening

This is what fighting back (and winning) feels like

Kind of cool to know that POTUS and I both went shopping with our dogs this week (pic heavy)

I was the ONLY medical provider for two clinics today. I'm beat.

Hey, Oregon DUers! Where are you tonight? Merry Christmas and all that!


What My Husband Said

They are way too adult to actually do it, but you KNOW that right now...

What is the first Christmas/Holiday gift you remember buying/making for someone else?

An Open Apology to Amy Koch on Behalf of All Gay and Lesbian Minnesotans

Republicans: Stop Inciting Tea Party VIOLENCE!

Volunteer opportunities 2012 and later

UNL Drought Monitor - Texas Drought Finally Starting To Fragment, But Dry Conditions Spread

Government, Enron style

If you were President, what one major policy or program would you change?

How about establishing postal banks here?

Michigan City Turns Down Millions of Dollars, Saying Federal Money Is Not Free

Suspect in rapper Slim Dunkin's slaying turns self in

10 Signs Your Kids Don't Like Their Christmas Presents

Nearly Invisible Networks Of Canopy Fungi May Explain Rainforests' Extreme Diversity

Our "award winning" beagle! (a little pic heavy!)

Jib Jab's 2011!

For whoever suggested totilla roll ups for a potluck - THANK YOU!

Judge: Indiana Secretary of State ineligible to hold office

Former Colombian intelligence agency faces torture charges

Detroit police arrest protesters at library sit-in.

Former Colombian intelligence agency faces torture charges

Colombia drug gang Erpac begins surrender

Voter Suppression Hits Brokaw, Wisconsin

Paranoid Township Board ends fluoridation of water.

Syria says 2,000 military personnel killed during months-long unrest

Are you a "homosexual adoration person"?

Mysterious metal ball from space falls in Namibia

Eric Hobsbawm on 2011: ‘It reminds me of 1848...’ (BBC) {... and a precautionary message}

Terrorist charges anger refugees, Bekaa residents

Civil disobedience possible to fight emergency manager law (in Michigan)

Elephant's sixth 'toe' discovered (BBC)

GOP Catastrophe in Virginia - Several Prez nominee hopefuls fail to make primary ballot.

Hobbit house

Precambrian fossils, once thought to be embryos, reinterpreted as... something else (Ars Technica)

EPA acts to make air cleaner, the GOPigs ain't gonna like this!

OWS vs. the Pathology of the 1%

How big can our sigline images be now?

What is sonic wall?

Nice to see this group so active...i remember when...

xp antivirus 2012

Me discussing Ron Paul and his Candidacy

'Fess up - "Explain your edit"

Some Dumb Questions

Man misses mouse and shoots roommate, revealing child rapist

Why Ron Paul's Racist Newsletters Didn't Hurt Him in Texas

Some excellent blues by Peter Green if you are so inclined.

My health insurance is not allowing an rx of mine to be refilled-now I'm in pain as I have a very

Thom Hartmann is off tomorrow...what else is on the radio?

Chinese activist jailed for nine years for 'subversive writing'

Toons: Making a Point, Make it Stop, Trans-Snax and more. - 12/22/11

"I'm Santa and I Know It"

BECU is the most popular credit union in the Seattle Area

89 seconds that will melt your heart:

Argentina takes control of newsprint supplies

Argentina takes control of newsprint supplies

Ellsberg: US wants deal for Manning to implicate Assange

Partisans set back U.S. interests in El Salvador

The Virgin Mary Receives Results of Pregnancy Test

A water question

Grandparents kicked out of mall after taking picture of grandson

Oh gawd! Coming to a US reality show near you.....

First there is a Santa Claus

Crackdown on the great credit card fees rip-off - UK

In the 80's a guy could wear a Hooters uniform and still get beautiful women!

Peru’s Humala agrees with Bolivia’s Morales in demand for access to the Pacific

Hating sprouts might all be in the genes

Fuck you, snow

'Space ball' drops on Namibia

Areva Plant Suspended; Idaho Falls Officials React

i just checked the weather channel

Patients should have online access to medical records, says report

Project For Awesome 2011 - The K.I.N.D. Fund

Ron Paul is right about this!

So my greatest hope for this year's Republican Presidential wanabees was that we would have

Strange But True: Ron Paul Thinks The American Civil War Was 'Unnecessary'

Republicans were so sure that they would get the President to the negotiating table and

Wal-Mart recalls baby formula after infant dies

Found a little bug since the GD crash yesterday

Israel has 101 different types of permits governing Palestinian movement

Syria government says 30 killed in suicide blasts

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Friday, December 23, 2011 (XPost)

James O'Keefe In Court On Harassment Charge By Conservative Blogger

Kudos: CHP Facilitates Freeway Rescue Of Rudolph The Dog

Carlos Beltran, Cardinals agree to 2 Year $26 Million Deal

From Richard Engel: announcement 'from a separate planet,'

Asking EArl G to pls PIN the "Report Bug here" post so people can see it.

Behind North Korea's iron curtain

Woman's keys fit another car and she innocently places her Christmas gifts in the trunk

In the West Bank, a horror story

Out of Egypt: Live ammo, beatings, stripping

The Automatic Earth - amazing site/blog, TheOilDrum version 3.0 of sorts!

Kim Jong Il funeral guests to include Japanese magician

Congressman apologizes for criticizing Michelle Obama’s ‘large posterior’

If I were running a movement, which I'm not, I would have one demand

comcast has a list of the 10 states with the highest oui accidents

When is Tom Delay going to jail?

Latest AP Advisory - Glad to see it's still the "Democratic Party"

The 99% Versus Wall Street: Stephen Lerner on How We Can Mobilize To Be

a REALLY great Christmas cards - well at least for those of us with a twisted sense of humor

So sweet my teeth ache: Cat soothing crying baby to sleep

How Can the World's Richest Country Let Children Go Hungry? 6 Tricks Corporate Elites Use

Sheriff: Letter carrier acted as lookout in burglary

We live in a Rape Culture>*

Are We Finally Seeing Three Dimensional Chess Being Played?......

Takano on path to make history in Calif. race

D.C. divorce bill for same-sex couples set for vote in ‘early’ 2012

The dire (and false) predictions of opponents of DADT repeal – will the homophobes

Spot quiz. Which famous Teabagger said this,

Cardinal under fire for comparing gay rights movement to Klan

Is Assad's regime behind the Damascus suicide bombings?

Hariri on Syria Bombing: Syrian Foreign Ministry Statements are Fabricated by it and Lebanese Pawns

Rightwing idiot on FIXED NEWS calls the President a skinny ghetto crackhead

I'm so grateful

Fearless Youth: Prozac Extinguishes Anxiety by Rejuvenating the Brain

Joe Conason: The Bigots and Billionaires in Ron Paul’s Orbit

Obama, Dems will conclude that they can win when they unabashedly wield a big populist sledgehammer

This is fun...

How Gay Media Helped Sink the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

this is worth a chuckle

Small Dairy Farmers Fear Coming Out of the Barn

luke russert - 'this is the first win for democrats this year'

Horseslaughter - The Voice of the people ignored and it's NOT just an animal rights issue

David Cameron makes Christmas pledge to Falkland Islanders: 'We will NEVER negotiate your sovereignt

House GOP Caves

Arab League mission to Syria has nothing to do with saving lives

Lost dog comes home for the holidays — eight years later

Atheists, rationalists oppose ban on Bhagwat Gita

The Countrywide FRAUD "settlement" is horse$h!t. 335Million = not even restorative damages.


Please Help the Virginia Range Wild Horses

Myth Busting: The Truth About Animals And Tools

So DU3 has asked me to serve on a jury

Funny Friday....

The sky turned red, the ice cracked, and a crane bowed - what ELSE happened when Kim Jong-Il died?

The Progressive Honor Roll of 2011

Egyptians rally against army violence


Krugman: The Post-Truth Campaign

Op-ed: A Christmas Remembrance


Biden blasts Romney in Iowa newspaper

My new favorite non-alcholic beverage. Not for the Timid

PHOTO: Wii? With his sophisticated arsenal of video games, MiddleFingerMom LAUGHS at wimpy Wii.

Obama supporters, Obama detractors. Here's my prediction for 2012.

PHOTO: COLA. Coca COLA. Geez, will you chill OUT, Santa?

Movie Review "Crazy, Stupid Love" - A Romantic Comedy for those of us who hate Romantic Comedies

PHOTO: Dogs enjoy it when you play with them, but they also make their OWN fun.

earth's lungs take a hit

In Portugal, All-Out Privatization Gets Underway

a short, short story by Pat Murphy

Fortified ER installed in Haifa hospital

Are POLL gone in the new DU?

The lamentations of the rich

A Barefoot Christmas

South Dakota Spends Big Taxpayer Bucks to Defend Anti-Abortion Laws


Todays trades

White Supremacists Rally Around Ron Paul's Newsletter Scandal

You’d think power plants were shooting cotton candy from their smokestacks

restaurant tables in a vegetable garden

The House just passed the "tax cut" extension, and the Keystone Pipeline approval. Great compromise

Butchers Snatch 1,000 lb Sea Turtle from Sea: How Rescuers Saved Her

100 have press conference demanding City of Fresno, Stop abusing the Homeless (Firebrigade)

Have we totally given up on prosecuting Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld et al as war criminals?

Sirota: The fake “War on Christmas” outrage

Well, I won't run out of ham for a while.

Peak oil notes - December 22

Drumbeat: December 23, 2011

Only one red X on the page, this sucks.

Drumbeat: December 23, 2011

Peak oil notes - December 22

Hello, everybody! Would you like to be delegates at the Democratic Convention? Here's how ...

It is possible to still be willing to vote for Obama AND still think he has been a disappointment!

How can I access my old DU PMs?

Americans continue to buy less gasoline (more diesel)

Ultra-religious schools test Israel's high-tech future

China: riot police fire tear gas at power station protesters

What am I? I don't celebrate Xmas..

Glamping: Where Nature Meets Luxury

Russian oil rig sinking casts doubt on Arctic plan

Fed’s Once-Secret Data Released to Public

Post a photo of your favorite DRAMA QUEEN.

Approval of Reactor Design Clears Path for New Plants

"If you are so 'successful,' why did we have to bail you out?"

Canada hunts for rare earth metals as China cuts back

Factcheck - on Tax Cut, Social Security and the General Fund.


CIA won't disclose involvement in crackdowns on #OWS

Have a slice while it's still warm

President Obama's Christmas Present to America

Sorry, America. No Peace Dividend for You.

Owner: 'Cowardly animals' open fire at Waterford roller rink party; 5 injured

Any holiday plans this weekend you would like to share with your fellow members?

The 10 Worst Economic Ideas of 2011

Go to work on a Christmas card: UK's wrapping paper and festive cards could provide energy to send …

Congress agrees to payroll tax deal; Obama will sign it

Groundwater dropping globally

The (unofficial) website of who earns what in Major League Baseball:

Role Reversals

Who’s got snow for Christmas?

will there be a DU mobile edition soon?

Light boxes anyone?

The Chinese Solar Machine

Received a DU Mail today from a DUer that I don't really know what to do with

“Foreclosed? Don’t Move! Fight Back!”

I take issue with a statement a caller made on AM 570 WKBN in Youngstown Ohio this morn ...

Does uncovered tombstone tie black family to Gen. Robert E. Lee?

how much Cute can you take?

I think that DU, as a community, could benefit from more specific "rules of engagement."

you are a girl. no i am not, i am a woman. but, you are a girl, too. no.

Reid says millionaires surtax is back on the table in payroll talks

I think Matt is wrong;

Is it just me or

Holdiay awwwwwsome pic for ya guys.

I guess Indy doesn't want to be Luck-y

Mercy! The best App ever developed! Krispy Kreme Hot Button!

(Warning:Graphic!) Vanity Fair’s Official 2012 Republican Beefcake Calendar

Technology of 2011: A Year in Review video

Erdogan accuses France of Algeria genocide amind new diplomatic tensions

What contirbution has religion given to the advancement of mankind that has come from nowhere else?

Kentucky’s ‘Ark Encounter’ Creationist Theme Park Struggles To Stay Afloat

Christmas time - Consumer people, consume

Libertarianism attracts F'd up people for a reason

President Obama To Deliver Statement : starting

Wow, if this economy comes around in the next 8 months the GOP is DONE!

Bare bones Raspberry Pi PC gets ready to launch (BBC) {$25 Linux hobbyist PC}

For German Carmakers, U.S. Workers are a Bargain

Q&A: Edward Jung—…believes we need a new model of innovation to solve our biggest problems.

Grandma Says Teacher Snapped Pictures After Elementary Student Hanged Himself

Bribery Was Rampant at Bagram Airfield

Heroic Student, stops teacher on teacher attack. (saves life)

To Survive, Some Biofuels Companies Give Up on Biofuels

MFM's reached an age where he likes to reminisce about the "bad old days" with the punks on his lawn

Another Soyuz rocket launch fails (BBC)

Gay man apologizes for destroying the institution of marriage.

Finding an End to Energy Gridlock—A new book outlines an energy strategy that might actually work.

Help::: Tea Baggers & Nooner have Tonguitis (THICK CALLOUSES) from Licking their Wounds

I got an email from Brent Bozell III WTF!!!???

Man credits being shot for saving his life

Dramatic Photo Shows Jaguar and Cubs from Bolivia’s Kaa Iya del Gran Chaco National Park

Can a site founded on opposition to authority ever move into a position of support?

Gasoline may rise above $4 as plants shut down

Serious question: Doesn't Dem support of the payroll tax cut undermine the case for lifting the cap?

Anti-SOPA advocates and ‘Obama Girl’ creator combat bill through song, boycott

Cities that broke up Occupy camps now face lawsuits over free speech, use of force

If you are in the north has the weather been unusually warm where you're at?

Midnight Masses canceled in Iraq because of growing security concerns

Occupy My Heart: A Revolutionary Christmas Carol

German Jews ride renaissance against tide of assimilation

Starting a thread that never dies: I guess everybody but me has noticed...

Homeless funding just isn't enough

Occupy Giving: Why Does Giving for the 1% Feel Like Taking?

Russia And US Clash Over NATO Bombing Probe

The trailer for the Hobbit:

Polar Bear Being Raised by Hand in Scandinavian Zoo. (cute alert)

The Rise of the Occucopter (OWS ingenuity rises to the occasion)

Cornel West: Occupy movement is a critique of oligarchy

A Story for the Season

John Edwards is sick

Friday TOON Roundup 1- Santas and the season

Friday TOON Roundup 2- Cutting taxes

From neutrinos to stem cells: a round-up of the year in research and science policy.

Friday TOON Roundup 3- More Tax Cut toons

Friday TOON Roundup 4- Iraq

Oops!!! .... Student leaves $172,000 violin on bus

"Greatest threads sorted by time"

Friday TOON Roundup 5- GOP- The gift that keeps on giving

NLRB postpones effective date of rights posting rule to April 30

Friday TOON Roundup 6 - N Korea

Trion (Rift) databases breached

Arab Apartheid

Friday TOON Roundup 7- The New Economic Reality

Friday TOON Roundup 8- The Environment

Spain's Jew-Hating Majority

Is Boehner owned by the Tea party?

Carl Schweser, Former Finance Department Chair, Joins Occupy Wall Street Movement

What happens if more than one person alerts on a post?

Clear TOS violation is voted "Leave it Alone" - doesn't it come under "otherwise inappropriate"??

Texas Counties Object to April 3 Primaries

Obama Called "Skinny, ghetto crackhead" on Fox by Brent Bozell

John Geddes Lawrence, of Lawrence v. Texas, Has Died at 68

D.C. panel issues decision defining preclearance standards

I Noticed Something in My Neighborhood

Does the president have the power to pardon Bradley Manning?

U.S. Army Afghanistan Smart Book, Third Edition


Obama ‘Looks Like A Skinny Ghetto Crackhead’ According To Fox News Contributor

Woah. Somebody remind me what's been going on with Neptune and Chiron this past fall.

'we have poured money into the banks, without restrictions, without conditions and without a vision'

Police pepper-spray shoppers as Nike shoe release prompts nationwide mall chaos

You're the a big cup front of a hostile crowd.

All Politics Aside…

Question about ads

TDPS: Why Isn't Sheriff Joe Arpaio Under Indictment Yet?

Syria: Half an hour before the bombing took place, there was a significantly high security presence.

Ticket sales for some bowls hit surprising rough spots

FL county idea: sign affidavit when applying for position that you have not used tobacco in a year

How much do you have to make each week in your paycheck?

Is Ron Paul Toast after Racist Newsletter Firestorm?

Friendly reminder: Obamas on 20/20 tonight.

Ohio bans abortion funding in insurance exchanges

What's for dinner? ~ Friday the 23rd edition!

Who Has Experience With Image-Stabilizing Lenses?

Finally done Christmas shopping.. I hate it...

Bathtub exorcism lands evangelical Pastor in hot water

Thom Hartmann: Why the 1% are Less Empathetic to the Poor

Half of US Poor: Capitalism Can't Meet Human Needs

Suspect in elevator death indicted

President Obama signs payroll tax cut extension

Birthers Lack Standing to Fight Obama, Court Says

Does anyone know a link to a summary on the Payroll Tax Bill?

Cities that broke up Occupy camps now face lawsuits over free speech, use of force

Luke Russert calling the President 'Lazy'..

The Baggers got BRAVEHEART.......OBAMA got BLAZING SADDLES.......Mongo Rules

Congress needs snorkels !!!


Russian ban ‘spells the end of Canadian sealing,’ activists say

Hospitals to lockout striking nurses

For some, Air Jordan wait gets rowdy-pepper spray used

How much poop? (re: pet waste/watersheds)

Somebody really hates children

What's The Greatest "Treasure" That TCM Has Given You?

Bruised but defiant: Mona Eltahawy on her assault by Egyptian security forces

Hedge Fund Fraud

..Asteroid named for 'disappeared' Argentine student

Third party candidate Rocky Anderson: Corporate interests control U.S. government

..Asteroid named for 'disappeared' Argentine student

Ever worked with anyone who was not interested in receiving increased wages and better benefits?

Marco Rubio thinks we're a nation of "soon to haves.."

Wolf found roaming streets in New York

Nun famous for kissing Elvis prays for miracle

Segregated Charter Schools Evoke Separate But Equal Era in U.S. (Bloomberg)


"With that, an aide abruptly ended the interview."

The Gingrich Who Stole Christmas

DU3 Album of the Day: The Clash "London Calling"

GM Record Profit No Balm for Obama

(Canadian) Green Christmas more frequent due to global warming: Climatologist

Future of America Christmas YIKES !!!!

Siku the abandoned polar bear becomes Internet sensation

NASA completes cryogenic testing of Webb Telescope mirrors (

Biggest smile since Health Care....

The Coal Age Nears Its End

My Mom Passed Away This Morning

Drill in Arctic seas? Rig that sunk, killing 53, casts doubt

After he won all the best prizes, MFM was banned from Chuck-e-Cheeze

That's it - if the Danish are allowed a baby polar bear then damnit, I want one too!!

GoDaddy withdraws SOPA support in face of massive protests

Signs the RW is pissed off and getting desperate

Sunlight-powered 'bulbs' made from plastic bottles light up homes

"Top of Page"

Climate: observations, projections and impacts

What I learned and what I decided about Zostavax

Surrendering More American Rights

List of Supporters: H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act

Yes, Perry Has Lured Business to Texas. But How Many Jobs Created Is in Dispute.

Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade

The Violin Was Found..Great "feel good" story.

Wave Of Bombings Across Baghdad Kills At Least 65

House caved, check! Now a sharp stick needed to poke the House Tea Party Repubs ....

(Soon to be recalled) Walker to outline $174 million in new budget cuts

something i love about DU3

The fall of Michael Brodkorb

Russia warns of religious rift after Arab Spring

Nicole Sandler filling in for Randi today, Norman Goldman will be a repeat, BradBlog in for Mike

(Soon to be recalled) Walker to outline $174 million in new budget cuts

NY Times: On the Exterior of Jetliners, a Parade of Plain Vanilla

Surrendering More American Rights by Lawrence Davidson (12-22-11 Consortium News article)

Please spare a thought for a WI Democratic hero fighting for her life

Boy's survival from flesh-eating bacteria deemed a miracle by his family - and the pope

NY lawmaker renews call to halt lab move to Kansas

Iowa Vet to Newt Gingrich: "You know something? You’re a f*cking a**hole."

Vegan Athlete Crowned World's Toughest Woman

GoDaddy No Longer Supports SOPA

Rules Eased on Gun Sales to Noncitizens

Happy Festivus Everyone! Celebrating Festivus: A Guide to the Holiday Created ‘For the Rest of Us’

An Idea To Consider

Can the U.S. Government close social media accounts?

Fleas Navidog

Maybe I'm just unclear on the concept.

Iowa Conservative Leader Mired in Controversy After Rick Santorum Endorsement

Fleas Navidog

Provision May Halt Pipeline, but Oil Is Still Likely to Flow

CrossTalk: Endless War

Syria Doomed? 'Invasion planned long ago'

Stuart the Salsa Dancing Dog...omg

U.S. fights EU on airline carbon emissions

A Eulogy for America

US government censors bird flu study

Promise Kept

KCSB Revisits Controversial Sean Hannity Talk Show Circa 1989

Covert Wars: Hezbollah’s Outsmarting of the CIA

War on Christmas: Is the festival under attack? (BBC)

Yes, Aaron Rodgers had a great 2011, but........

Smokehouse Blues - Live - Wynton Marsalis

Happy Holidays to everyone...z

ADD medicine, such as Ritalin and Vyvanse, are absolutely awesome.

Question- Is there a procedure for asking for a new subtopic to be created?

DC Circuit Opinion on Texas Redistricting standards

Watching Africam - a pride of lions hanging out

Disappearing (bioplastic) Pens Cross Out Petroleum

Thom Hartmann: Conversations w/Great Minds - Prof. Gar Alperovitz, America Beyond Capitalism

Thom Hartmann: Conversations w/Great Minds - Prof. Gar Alperovitz, America Beyond Capitalism - Pt II

The Rachel Maddow Show: Leaderless GOP Attacks Itself Over Tax Cut

Can the Tea Party be the end of the GOP?

Read on one site re taking tart cherry juice or (caps, etc) for

When Lives Are Changed, There Is No Going Back!

What is with all this "forced" using of only certain browsers on websites?

Which Two States Don't Have Any Out Elected Officials?

Missing...Middle-Class American Dream

MSNBC just announced Donald Trump has changed his voter registration to independent

Swiped from the Health group--a scary article about Neti pot deaths.

Welcome to Cairostan

You can all go home early for the weekend now....

Emoticon codes - some can create problems

I am middle class should I feel guilty?

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll -- December 2011 (approval rebound)

2011: A ‘Banner Year’ For LGBT Equality (MSNBC Video)

gift card Home Depot 4 a single older woman renting a house - good idea or what?

Mocking the middle class

cold coming on - sniffles - what does everyone else do?

My Yearly Lament

Copies Of Paul's Newsletters Leak Online

‘Twas the Night Before Iowa … (A Visit From St. Reagan)

Please excuse my pride in my cousin

Ron Paul Believed That The Federal Government Should Have Paid Off Slave Masters To Free The Slaves

Have you clicked on Google lately?

I need someone to test something for me in the forum

Biden vs. Romney

R-Wing upset with Time Mag explained...

Where all of this war on Christmas stuff originated

Ermmm... point of order? The House and Senate are BOTH in recess?

and in other news, The Cain Train desperate to stay relevant (book sales are slow)


Pdvsa strikes a deal with ENI and Repsol

Release of Air Jordans leads to riot in Detroit area mall.

Wikipedia leaving in protest of SOPA

Hors d'oeuvres question -

Study: Religious Americans more connected with community than non-religious counterparts

Is James O' Keefe a Rapist?

Justice Department Blocks South Carolina’s Voter ID Law

Justice Department rejects discriminatory South Carolina voter ID law

Waaaay OT - But if this itching doesn't stop I am going to

Michael Pearl (of "To Train Up A Child" fame) Censors the Internet

Romney Not Inclined to Release Tax Return If He Wins Nomination

Tis a big holiday weekend for many...will you be doing more genealogy work?

Louis C.K. Comedy Special Brings in Over $1M Through Direct Sales

The 'Iranian Schindler' who saved Jews from the Nazis (BBC)

The Point - New TYT Panel Show (Full Episode on Drug War, Grayson on Defense Spending, & The Top 1%)

How does one find the Greatest Page???

Dangerous and provocative: Iran or US?

Justice Dept. rejects South Carolina voter ID law, calling it discriminatory

How many folks here have lost loved ones during the holidays

Is the President a Rubinist?

Sacramento Sheriff to give back 2 pounds medicinal pot to dispensary

The DUzy Awards for December 23rd, 2011

No room left at Cleveland's family homeless shelter this Christmas

SEC Charges GE Capital With Fraud

Ugh I made a BIG mistake and not sure when I'll have a microwave back

Voters leaving Republican, Democratic parties in droves

I don't believe in God, so why is it that I don't want to be labelled an atheist?

Is the World Really Safer Without the Soviet Union?

Tweety's HAMMERING Michael Steele over tax cuts

Christian Right

Agency asks DA to investigate group asking people to sign Adolf Hitler on Walker recall petitions

Anyone else meet family for Christmas halfway between residences ?

The Friday Afternoon Challenge: the Art of the Season!

MUST-SEE TV, MSNBC @ 3 PM Pacific TODAY: Reverend Al is going to be doing his "Revvy" Awards

Chinese villagers step up protest vs. thermal power plant

Agency asks DA to investigate group asking people to sign Adolf Hitler on Walker recall petitions

Blue/Purple Tomato

The Obama administration is now accelerating moves to end the war in Afghanistan

Quick -- You're a 22 year old college senior, kind of conservative/red-necky, sports fan,

10 Shocking Quotes From Ron Paul’s Newsletters

Ultimate Dog Tease (viral video) guy does "Twelve Days of Christmas"

Teabagger Phillip Dennis on "Hardball"..."THE RICH PAY 37% OF THE TAXES AND THEY CREATE THE JOBS!!!"

Something REALY special for your next special occasion - look at this molded ice cream!

Donald Trump Bolts Republican Party, Eyeing Other 2012 Options

LBN changes?

They're not "juries."

I am seriously pissed about some deceit in the Payroll Tax Bill

Charlie bit me remix

Some of my favorites from 40+ years of imaging.

We give politicians a free pass on insanity

The Bank Around the Corner

I heard this bill spells the End of the Republic.

praise be jesus.

Cadaverous 16-year-olds - the chosen models of the fashion industry

Al Jazeera: Half-hour report on militarization of police in US

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

What are the arguments against repealing the 9-11 era security laws ?

Congratulations, Boise State Broncos!!

What films will you see one day but have yet to have the pleasure? I always wanted to see "Close

Sharpton has the Revvie Awards

Anyone remember the battle over getting The Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 passed?

Why I would like to be a Frugal living host some day.

Post one of your Arizona pictures. {part 1} Better if it's yours, but any Arizona picture will work.

Pray to the Gods for Christmas

Too late to contain killer flu science, say experts

Toon: Here, Use Mine!

We got it....We got it.........we aint got it!

"EU Bans lethal injection export to the U.S."

Your chuckle for the day - God sends an Angel to a Republican Party meeting

Snow was falling in the top left hand corner of Wales....

A Little Christmas Cheer

The Cholesterol Myth (Video)

Ds Should Play The Percentages On The Payroll Tax Holiday

CIA internal watchdog finds no problem with close partnership with NYPD

20 Years Since The Fall of the Soviet Union (The Atlantic photo gallery)

An Iowa Caucus Christmas

Last One Out

Obama’s advantage: people personally like him

Here's your only hint: you must be awestruck by animals

Russia test-fires two new nuclear missiles

Anita Perry (Rick Perry's wife) Thinks Washington D.C. Could Use Some Christian Values

Etta James hospitalized, on breathing machine

"They're fighting themselves like crabs in a barrel!" (Reverend Al on the current Republican party)

"Love Makes A Family"