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Archives: December 24, 2015

Marbles and Laisy #FEELTHEBERN

Venezuela exposes Macri’s hypocrisy

Sales of new homes ballooned

Beatles Albums to Go on Streaming Services Starting at Midnight

The Canadian Trump (Rob Ford, former Mayor of Toronto)

This may have been posted in the past, but I just saw it on reddit

Bernie Sanders Playing The Bongos -- For Fun

Hikers Flip Out As Obama Climbs Up Grueling Hawaii Trail

Bernie Sanders is losing the senior vote

A tweet that pretty much sums up Hillary's cringe worthy, focus grouped, attempts at sounding 'cool'

Meet the Ninja Lanternshark

Maybe the GOP will want to change this to make it stricter after Trump.

Makers of OxyContin Bankroll Efforts to Undermine Prescription Painkiller Reform

Mother hits back after Trump calls 10-year-old’s question to Clinton ’staged'

Argentina: The honeymoon’s already over for Mauricio Macri

Jeb Bush Fails to Secure Trademark on Jeb!

Attention DUers! It's Christmas! Time to call out your better angels!

Death of Florida woman probed after her removal from hospital

O'Malley Family Values at Christmastime

Hyporcirte Bush

Hillary Clinton campaign trolls GOP by boosting Donald Trump

Crows Caught on Camera Building, Storing Tools

Texas to cut HIV prevention funds to Planned Parenthood facility

Kentucky rolls back voting restoration for felons: Does trend still hold?

About that "war" on christmas.......

Black North Americans Stand with Venezuela

Officer who killed transient initially said he saw no weapon

Merry Christmas and get out of Israel, you blood-drinking Christian vampires

Police recordings haunt New Mexico governor

CNN ORC: Clinton losing to Cruz, Rubio

The Year Of Fear (CBC news)

A holiday message...

Sandy Hook victims to share $1.5 mn from shooter's mother's estate

This is why you do not give out Mankinis as gifts!!!

US Christmas lights use more energy than entire countries

Chilean Congress OKs law for free university education

Chilean Congress OKs law for free university education

Salvadoran dad weeps in relief on leaving B.C. church after two years in sanctuary

Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman edits out US Senate candidates support for Bernie

N.B.A. Lends Its Name and Its Stars to Campaign Against Gun Violence

Salvadoran dad weeps in relief on leaving B.C. church after two years in sanctuary

A Republican lament

(Updated 12/23) Latest Democratic nomination poll results - courtesy of

You're a mean one, Mr. Trump!

Despite Low Poll Numbers, O’Malley’s Camp Continues to Trudge Forward,

Mandatory Wednesday Truthseeker Check In! Yuleapalooza 2015!

Dalene Bowden, School Cafeteria Worker, Fired After Giving Hungry Student Free Lunch

Nateforrest, Really?

First Primary And Senator Sanders Neighboring State Poll (New Hampshire)-HRC 46% SBS 43%

Absurdly heavy rain, wind, thunder, and heat going on in Philadelphia right now.

'Worst sketch in history' released to nab suspect

Video: Snow in San Diego, for the Polar Bears

The Ancient Beauty of Israel’s Many Churches

New data shows that Obama's ISIS plan may actually be working

Black Lives Matter protesters block roads to airports in Minneapolis, San Francisco

In the old days they used to have focus groups who monitored debates

Full moon to shine early Christmas Day for first time in almost 40 years

"I WELCOME Their Dislike!"-Bernie


On elections and identity politics.

About the senior vote


Nine hours to drive from NYC to Bostn

Michael Bennett!

Déjà Vu?

Our Moral Responsibility

ISIS threatens first Miss Iraq since 1972 with kidnapping if she doesn't join

While Republicans pull their punches and embarrass themselves,

Trump Campaign: What good are nukes if you're afraid to use them?

Of Course Ted Cruz Is THAT Guy Who Will Spoil Star Wars

Here's the cartoon that WaPo was forced to retract after Ted Cruz complained

How to interpret polls and their accuracies


Federal Judge Upholds California Law Requiring CPCs to Post Information on Abortion

Happy Clap Ukulele 2 | Upbeat commercial music

While Republicans pull their punches and embarrass themselves,

Federal Judge Upholds California Law Requiring CPCs to Post Information on Abortion

Federal Judge Upholds California Law Requiring CPCs to Post Information on Abortion

How will abuela-gate affect the Democratic primaries?

The Problem:

"We Could Lose The Nomination" Email

GOP Meme - You Increase Jobs When You DECREASE Wages & Benefits.

Las Vegas newspaper staffers stand up to new owner, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson

U.S. plans raids to deport families who surged across border

Here Is Your Heartwarming Christmas Tale Of Awful People Manipulating Poor Children

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays...

The right’s war against the spirit of Christmas

Why Some Feminists are Choosing an Old White Guy over Hillary

How Former Protesters Are Leading the Next Generation of Chilean Politics

#notmyabuela #hispandering

New season of Wentworth is streaming.

Sanders is losing the senior vote by wide margins....

Trump voter mimics trump; but thinks 2 Brazilians are Muslim terrorists

You're a Mean One, Mr. Trump(Grinch parody from College Humor)

Meri Kurisumasu to Yoi Otoshi wo!

The difference between Hillary's "Abuela Thing" and Sanders' "Data Thing"...

Lessons from Medellín

Time To Admit It

My 2015 "McLaughlin Awards" (Part 2)

I Love All The Bernie-Star Wars Stuff People Keep Making.

The ONLY Legitamite Way To Win An Election.

Watch: Jon Stewart Channels Donald Trump on ‘Late Show’

'ANONYMOUS' Group Endorses Bernie

Anybody else? HELP! DU keeps locking up for me.

The Bathtub Curve, Nuclear Safety, and Run-to-Failure (xpost)

Single payer health care email from Bernie


This Is A Real Post From A Neocon, I'm Serious!

Anybody else? HELP! DU keeps locking up for me.

Most USA citizens don't get a good deal from their USA government anymore.

Movie of the year! (and it's not Star Wars)

Sanders Report Finds Skyrocketing Drug Prices Cost Taxpayers $1.4 Billion

7 ways Hillary Clinton is not like your grandmother!

The Secret Keeper: Jules Kroll and the world of corporate intelligence.

More about Kroll and the audit. The Secret Keeper, New Yorker 2009

Kentucky people, like Kansas, you are screwed.

Nate Silver: "Hillary Clinton probably had the best year in Washington"

Old School Cop: Out of Shape, Lazy Cops are Biggest Hazard to Public

Nate Silver: "Hillary Clinton probably had the best year in Washington"

Have Yourself a Bernie Little Christmas!

BERnoling....(Caroling for Bernie)

Modeling Martin O’Malley’s Idea for Tax Increases

Modeling Martin O’Malley’s Idea for Tax Increases

Could Unions Disrupt Uber’s Empire?

The High Cost Of Just Being A Woman

7 Ways Hillary Clinton Is Just Like Your Abuela

Several ways to fight back against TPP

What bravery looks like: Muslims shield Christians during al-Shabaab terrorist attack

For Democrats, Debate Night Means Being Quizzed From the Right by Corporate Media

Scott Walker Corruption Case Threatens to Implicate Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices

The Fed's Financial Fictions

Two Israelis killed and two injured in Jerusalem stabbing attack

Judge Julie Kocurek released from hospital 7 weeks after shot in driveway

Software giant Oracle to build major Austin campus, add employees

Nowitzki passes Shaq on NBA scoring list as Mavs top Nets in OT

Radical RW Christians Are Cut From Same Mold As Extremist Moslems And Just As Dangerous


Seymour Hersh: Military to Military on Syria

Two Odessa PD cops shot; standoff over

Cats that look like pin-up girls:

CNN poll: Post-debate, voters move to Clinton

Sophisticated Trump 2

Alabama may face more budget cuts in 2016

Oklahoma officials declare revenue failure, announce 3% agency cuts

Colombia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Merry Christmas Happy Holidays Happy New Year from sheshe~

Racist White Woman Going Berserk After Mistaking Two Brazilians for Terrorists

So, what happened with the last nominee we had who voted for the Iraq war?

Daily Holidays - December 24

Obama Warns Campus Protesters Against Urge To 'Shut Up' Opposition

Painters bring new life to hard-hit areas in Gaza

Does anyone here NOT know where their grandparents are from?

President Obama's Christmas Wish for Christians Persecuted by ISIS

The Struggle for Land Justice Knows No Borders”: Corporate Pillaging in Haiti

Pima County Sheriff: Tucson Dad Shoots Daughters, Turns Gun on Himself

Iowa Poll Gravis Hillary 49% BS 31% MOM 10%

1968 Apollo 8 crew reading Genesis on Christmas

Dogs can mimic expressions: Why a loyal dog mimics, shares owner’s feelings

Quinnipac Clinton 61%, BS 30%, MOM 2%

Radar Images of a Christmas-Eve Asteroid: An Early Gift for Astronomers

Senegalese refugee who travelled to Europe on an overcrowded boat wins €400,000 on Spain's Christmas

Florida man (HIM AGAIN???) shoplifts two sex toys that he was "too embarassed to buy"

Dec 23 Iowa Gravis Poll: Clinton 49, Sanders 31, O'M 10

Hillary Clinton wins another debate (Inference Time)

Happy Holidays Dec 23: National Cnn/ORC Poll--> Clinton 50, Sanders 34

ObamaCare enrollment spikes ahead of increase in penalty

KaloBios says Nasdaq to delist stock

There was a major blood pressure study, the SPRINT study which was stopped early because the results

Bernie fan hypocrisy, laid bare once again by datagate.

Report: Kansas VA medical center used unauthorized wait lists

Georgia DUers please check in

I do believe I perceive a threat to me & others from neo-Confederate mad about the flag coming down.

For a very expensive but very useful

disgusting! NYTimes embeds a video of trump into an article about Black Lives Matter protests

Two New Defense Brass Join in Support for Breaking the Silence

The Republican Fear of Facts on Guns

Poll Shows Sanders Would Trounce Trump in General Election

Skinner, Elad, and EarlG

Man in Capitol gyrocopter stunt to challenge DNC chairwoman

19 Photos - Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Bettendorf, Iowa

Question: Can anyone find information on Hillary's 2008 data breach situation?

CNN positive coverage of Bernie not only removed from youtube, but also from official CNN site?

Texas A&M researcher says caribou more efficient than reindeer for pulling Santa's sleigh

A trained chicken. Merry Happy!

Spain’s Socialists Reject P.M. Mariano Rajoy, Right-Wing Government

London must stop sucking up cash from the rest of Britain

Hawkeye State Poll-HRC 49% SBS 31% MOM 10%

Hot Startup Whacked Down 60%(!?) Whither the Tech Boom?

"Dad, what's a Schlong?

Debating the BDS movement

Nate "The Great" Silver - " Hillary Clinton...had probably the best year in Washington."

Hillary unaware of fossil fuel donations

Father Of Drowned Syrian Boy Wants You To Think Of Syria This Holiday Season

1950s U.S. Nuclear Target List Offers Chilling Insight

T'was The Night Before Christmas DU Style (With sincere apologies to Major Henry Livingston Jr.)

Merry Christmas America!

Canada: poll finds huge support for Syrian refugees

Bill Moyers: The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don’t Let Them!

NYTimes -Bernie Sanders: To Rein In Wall Street, Fix the Fed

Good but cautious news for Svalbard polar bears - 40% population increase in 11 years

'Christmas is dead' in Venezuela, and 2016 looks grim

You all realize that Sanders agreed to using Kroll

Purple Haze (Sorry, I Know) Envelops Nanjing At Sunset: Locals - "New, Grape-Flavored Smog!"

Columbia House Owner Reportedly Wants to Revive Company, This Time With Vinyl

Roasting a whole chicken tomorrow. Recipes/Advice requested.

With Graham's Departure, It's Official - Not 1 GOP Candidate Accepts Validity Of Climate Science

Would Syrian Refugee Baby Jesus be allowed to immigrate to the US? - By Juan Cole

NYT - December Weather A Fitting End To The Hottest Year On Record

Hardrock, Coco and Joe

Business Opportunities Abound In A Crumbling Climate - Air Conditioners! Drugs! Guns & Cameras!

is there a forum/group to ask a phone question? the closest I see is "computer Help" TIA.

Pocatello/Chubbuck District offers fired school lunch lady her job back

Anyone catching Bernie Sanders on CNN this morning?

Today's Google Doodle: Tis the Season (Day 2)

Indonesia plans prison with crocodile (and piranha) moat

Huckabee Says Voters Will Abandon GOP

Nov. jobless rates down in 27 states, up in 11; payroll jobs up in 35 states, down in 14

News Networks Are Dancing to Trump’s Tune

Want to know what goes on at Trump rallys?

any ideas re a basic phone?

Thursday Toon Roundup 1- Not Enough Coal in Pennsylvania

Ipsos/Reuters 12/19 - 12/23 603 A HRC 58 SBS 31 MOM 4

Thursday TOON Roundup 2 -The Issue Never Goes Away

I want to buy a BASIC phone

Thursday TOON Roundup 3- The Rest

Advice needed re buying a BASIC phone

"Good thing Santa's packing!" . . . Please come CAPTION Fox's Erick Erickson!!!

'This Ship is Sinking' Says Former Bush Official (Larry Wilkerson)

Malaysia’s First ‘Islam Compliant’ Airline, Rayani Air, Takes To The Skies

The Ideal Fuel

Hillary Clinton Told Campaign Audience That She Was Unaware Of Any Oil and Gas Donations

One God for Christians, Muslims and Jews? Good Question

"Wanted: Young, feminist men. That’s who Hillary Clinton (and the rest of us) are desperate for."

Night Workers at Greater Risk of Daytime Car Crashes

Heavy snow in our area, driving is bad streets closing from stuck cars and accidents

Independent investigation of the DNC incident.

How to welcome atheist kids home for the holidays

Fire in Saudi Hospital’s Maternity Ward and I.C.U. Kills Dozens

The Christmas joys of being married for eons.

Merry Christmas?

Just remember this fellow Sanders' supporters...

Richard Dawkins, Philip Pullman, Robin Ince, Dan Snow And Their Very Atheist Christmas Plans

So. Is Jim Miklaszewski really

1.7 mln amphetamine tablets seized in southern Turkey

Go Get 'em Bernie

Who Is Going To Stand Up To Them?

Hey EVERYONE, Let's Listen To The Kids THIS Time.

It Figures...

The occupation mentality, in Chicago and Palestine

I am homeless

Beyond Tolerance: Helping Religions “Come Out”

"...I like Hillary Clinton. And I’m convinced that saying so can be a subversive act."

Wild bees losing out to corn in Minnesota and Upper Midwest, says U of Vermont study

Following Sanders Investigation, Vermont Secures Discount on Life-Saving Drug

Sanders says he doesn't need Chicago mayor's backing to reach White House

Scarlett kitten rescue by Anonymous Greensboro, NC

Best magician ever: The Great Flydini

Unkosher Christmas: A Family Affair

Looking for a particular Trump pic I saw here awhile ago..

Teen hockey game canceled after Zamboni driver destroys rink

It has begun; Media (even MSNBC) saying Hillary could lose to GOP.

Mark Hamill skips 'Star Wars' promo to visit sick kids

Slick roadways lead to numerous multi-vehicle crashes in Omaha area (a follow up 2-4 inches of snow)

Reformed Rhetoric: Priming the Catholic Church for Long-Term Change

Chelsea Manning spends sixth Christmas in prison with no end in sight

Somalia bans Christmas, New Year celebrations

SolarCity stopping Nevada sales, installations after PUC ruling

A glaring aspect of this election: Trump (1%)

Where's that snowball now, Inhofe?

Who wants some Bernie lovin?

Bernie Sanders: 'Trump is very smart' for manipulating the media

Don't bother posting today, no point.

Why Not Taking Oath of Office on Bible Sends Dangerous Message

The Temperature is Just Too Damn Warm! (for Christmas that is)

I wish everyone in AA a very Merry Christmas and....

The new coffee machine...

Merry Christmas!

UK power sector slashes emissions by almost a quarter in just two years

2 Clinton emails were 'top secret,' but one is no longer

The NFL’s Los Angeles Derby Is A Shameless, Repulsive Shitshow

I want you all to know

few days ago a poll had chump over cruz by 4% points...this morning trump over cruz by 21 % pts.

Christmas Eve Sushi Lunch!!!

This 'Draftkings is illegal' guys think it will bleed over to etc?

Merry Christmas!

Pondering Stephen Colbert's remarks, who do we think the "machine" actually wanted?

[ActBlue] You're making a difference -- daily update for 12-23-15 Bernie & Tom Fiegen for US Senate

Republican Candidates Defend Killing Civilians to Fight Terrorism—and So Do Democrats

Americans Held Hostage in Iran Win Compensation 36 Years Later

ALL weather reports I've heard blame El Nino for this warm weather but El Ninos aren't new and

Bernie: "tRump Discovered Women Go To The Bathroom."

Happy (belated) 100th birthday, Édith Piaf.


If UTAH can manage this politically, the rest of the states should be able to, also.

CNN poll: Post-debate, voters move to Clinton

Happy Holidays and a Merry New Year. Blessings to one and all.

Because of the heavy snow I'm cleaning the bird feeders every 15 mins a couple photos (update x 2)

Bernie Sanders: To Rein In Wall Street, Fix the Fed

Happy Holidays and a Merry New Year. Blessings to one and all.

Some years ago a DU member who had been homeless posted a list of things

We are better than this

A West Wing Message on Christmas

Notice: I am leaving DU.

Pope Francis sounds like he wants to blow things wide open.

Let's refer to them as DAESH

Syria: Did you know? 1 billion barrels of oil (or more) recently discovered in Golan Heights.

CNN Poll: Who has broader favorability with registered democrats, broken down by gun owner?

If Sanders Wins Iowa.....

Job reinstated, but lunch lady now has $18k in gofundme.

NREL Research Advances Hydrogen Production Efforts

Donald Trump, shemen zich in dein veiten haldz

How Close Are We to 'Dangerous' Planetary Warming?

Question re: the "Writer" application in OpenOffice

Saw the new STAR WARS--very disappointed

My daffodils are coming up!

Gravis Iowa Caucus Republican and Democrat Public Opinion Poll

Good news

A little perspective for our Happy Holidays!

Anybody up for a Christmas Eve photo thread? Post any pics you want!

"I've got boils can think better than Obama on his best day!" . . . Come CAPTION Doanld Trump!!!!

Meanwhile in a Paris mens room....

The First Noel - Pentatonix

Regarding last Saturday's debate: Clinton Lies (Again)

Bernie Sanders Weighs In On Trump and The Media

Gandhi's Seven Deadly Sins

T'was the time of the Primaries (DU 2008) From a Guy i knew a long while ago.

Iraqi forces closing in on ISIS in Ramadi, military official says

"I’m going to vote for Bernie Sanders next year

A Bernie Sanders & Hillary Clinton Moratorium

Beware: Someone Is Trying to Convince You That Bernie Can't Win

What difference does it make to the dead?

Slooow laptop and slooow desktop.

Sanders, O'Malley rip report on deportation plan.

The Big Short Movie

Bernie Sanders: The Quiet Revolt

Israeli PM condemns video of Jewish extremists celebrating toddler's death

What Heritage?

"America Has Socialism For The Rich, Rugged Individualism For The Poor." MLK, Democratic Socialist.

Just for you ---

"...Maybe, America Must Move Toward DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM."

Sanders, O'Malley rip report on deportation plan

Join us in a Season's Carol by Sarah Palin. "The Little Dumber Girl"

A 21st Century Mother and Child

Gov. Jerry Brown pardons Robert Downey Jr. for 1990s drug offenses

Pretty Straight Forward...

This time do the UNEXPECTED...

My favorite Christmas song performance--by Pentatonix.

Move by Rubio leaves U.S. without ambassador to Mexico

War Is The Failure Of Man.

"I Also Went To The Bathroom."

"I Also Went To The Bathroom."

This is the way it should have been....

"Little Drummer Boy"--by Pentatonix (X-posted from Lounge).

Kroll, The Clintons, DWS and the DNC, Independent? I Don't Think So.

Merry Christmas, DU!

The ONLY candidate running who IS for all of us!!

Too Little, Too Late

Shots fired at mall in Charlotte, North Carolina, at least one dead: media

Pentatonix: "Little Drummer Boy"

Christmas present for trumpy

Feel the Bern, Bernie Sanders will beat Trump by 13 points

Dr. Alfred Gilman, Nobel Prize-Winning Cell Researcher, Dies

Sanders DID NOT agree to a KROLL AUDIT -- hat tip 99th_Monkey


Bernie Sanders Sayings

A Seasons Greeting from one of your hosts;

Merry Christmas from a former Teamster


Dems rip report on deportation plan

Police Union President Arrested For Beating Daughter, Blames It On Her

Here's why Bernie Sanders should be Democratic nominee

Unlikely Christmas Hits

On Chess: Your Move Chess program stimulates minds of youth

Look up . . .

Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo founder Chicha Mariani finds granddaughter abducted in 1976.

Here are the Words to Two Classic Christmas Songs for the Season

Bernies web site needs a donor counter

Happy Holidays, DU!

O’Malley: Jesus was a refugee.

O’Malley: Jesus was a refugee.

Feds won’t accept Missouri, Illinois driver’s licenses at federal facilities

Off-duty officer fatally shoots armed man in Northlake Mall

Unarmed and shot in the back

We literally can't afford Hillary...

Latest HuffPost Poll Chart -- Updated about 19 hours ago

Suspect in Colorado Shooting Wants to Be His Own Lawyer

I'm confused

Snow Ice Threat Increasing For Northeast

update on the shinges nightmare

Merry Christmas

There should be a Group where seniors without

my 8 yr old son showed me this video tonight

What Really Happened With the DNC’s “Datagate”? (from Jacobin)

Nick Offerman's Yule Log

Respect? What does that mean to you?

Happy Holidays

The Mousetrap

Touch of Spring in December on East Coast as Flowers Bloom Early

I have a Missouri driver's license and no passport

Central American Migrants Deported by U.S. Sent to Their Deaths

Nature's Warning Signal

Bernie's Blue Ocean Political Strategy

Merry Christmas, DU!!!

"Maidan Two Years Later"--Another View from Prof. Emeritus, Stephen Cohen

Hello everyone. If you've been wondering where I have been lately...

Bolivia Reduces Illiteracy Rate

Scientists discover ‘genderfluid’ lioness who looks, acts and roars like a male

Merry Christmas, everyone!

"We the People" not We the Jim Hightower

Watching The West Wing.

Santa Claus is coming to (caucus). #ImWithHer

When up on the roof there arose such a clatter ...

No wonder Arne Duncan's leaving. More charter scandals in the media.

"Here Comes Wolfowitz": a Christmas Carol

More stuff!!!! Happy holidays, everyone!

Merry Christmas to all

Giving credit where credit is due - 10 reasons Trump SHOULD be our next president

Arne's leaving. More charter school scandals coming out.

The winner of 2015? Hillary Clinton

Porky Pig's Blue Christmas

The winner of 2015? Hillary Clinton

I'm Dreaming of....

'Hug Lady' who embraced military and faith dead at 83

Gladys Knight "Let There Be Peace On Earth" (2008)

The winner of 2015? Hillary Clinton