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Archives: January 4, 2009

Aren't Israel and Hamas's Leaders Both Democratically Elected? Does That Make War Legitimate?

Israeli History told via Maps

Some misguided justification for the Israeli attack on Gaza, and a nice response from Reddit.

So how did the latest conflagration start? Facts preferable to opinion please.

Just stop...please

Child killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza becoming the first victim of a ground offensive

LEAKED: Graphic, uncensored video shows carnage in Gaza

We give Israel a billion a month - $12 BILLION a year

Gilad Atzmon - Living on Borrowed Time in a Stolen Land

Hamas Charter

Watching CNN international

The Israeli action in Gaza: why Israel will continue its current policy.

I'm so fucking hetero that I make women pregnant by looking at them!

Ok, Obama, you can stop with the emails

DemocracyNow: "How Israel and the United States Helped to Bolster Hamas"....

Make Sen. John Cornyn, R-Mofo.....

Was the new Congress sworn in today?

"For Some CULPRITS In Financial Meltdown, Life Is Still Pretty Good"

Even Italy, Rwanda, and Burundi have more women in their Parliaments

"Fighting in dense Gaza brings child casualties "(Herald Tribune)

So been in the hospital for a few days...

Polls About Congress

Blundering Reporting on the Housing Crisis

Gas prices up $.15 since noon today

"The next time this happens again..." Thinking about the Bangkok nightclub fire

Israel has just fucking started WWIII with the Middle East

What the hell ?

mass murders and mass detention camps are the only solution in the Middle East

Then There's This: 'Countering Iran in Gaza and Beyond'

If we knew Blago's pick wasn't corrupt, should he still be blocked?

Any "Countdown to bush's last hours in office" parties anywhere?

I'm gonna tell youse da truth! All dese senators talkin' trash about blockin' Franken and Burris

The ever so subtle pro-Israeli propaganda continues...

Can we have a serious discussion about breastfeeding

We took the White House, Congress, and many Governorships and ..... (video)

?? Did Fuckhead Do Radio Addresses While Clinton Was Still President?

Apprenticeship raises questions about Palin

Did Obama give his weekly youtube/radio address this week? I wasn't able to find one.

Faux News = "The Ann Coulter Network"

Ed Schultz gone from Los Angeles/San Diego Raido

As to the argument of Bobby Rush and others and Obama must be replaced

Wolf Blitzer should be reprimanded for his incredible rudeness.

Must be no news today

Tomorrow is the Third Anniversary of Ariel Sharon's debilitating stroke...

Coleman camp: ‘We’ll take legal action to remedy Franken’s artificial lead’

With Al Franken poised to become the 59th Democratic Senator....

Did Bush pardon Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard?

pics from gaza

Kennedy Was Spared Financial Disclosure as a Top Aide at City Schools (NYT 1/3)

The arrests of the people conspiring to bribe Blagojevich are coming when?

Airliner hell as 40 passengers - many drunk - 'run amok' on flight from Gatwick to Cuba

I know Harry Reid won't do the nuclear option. I know he just won't.

unbelievable, 'kill them, kill them all' freepers on gaza

The DCCC Claims It Spent Its Money Well... Did It? (from DWT)

From the Sidelines, Top Contenders for Clinton's Senate Seat Emerge (NYT 1/3)

UN's Palestinian envoy on assault (BBC Video)

Now that 2008 is past .

Republican Senators Can't Pretend To Be Moderates Now

Did Palin abuse power again for future son-in-law?

Can someone please explain the 650 votes that Coleman wants counted

Contraceptive pill is polluting environment and causing male infertility: Vatican newspaper

Reid to Meet With Burris Next Week As Showdown Looms

Portrait Emerges of Anthrax Suspect’s Troubled Life (about Ivins, NYT 1/3)

The ground war has started.

Non-violence is the only way. Peace shall overcome.

Well, I'll have to admit it - Bush *did* warn us his administratiom would be a failure..

Remember that "hope"?

Frank Rich on Bush: "You start to pity him until you remember how vast the wreckage is"

Ted Kennedy, the "Lion of the Senate,"

"Please, God. Make me a stone."

When is the bailout for the drug/insurance companies coming?

When you see Bush ... remember this ....

Written for All Times and All Places

Happy 50th Birthday, State of Alaska!

I want us all to think for a moment what life is

The Dead announce Spring tour dates!

EXACTLY One Year Ago

Radical Obama acting like he won the election

God Tells Pat Robertson US Headed For Socialism

George W. Bush's Legacy: A Soldier, Teacher, Detainee, Reflect On How Bush Affected Them

surge update - Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 37 Near Shrine

Clear Channel removed liberal talk from San Diego because they bashed the President

2008 Darwin awards...

How the so-called 'liberal' media is destroying America, and how it didn't start with the Iraq War

Why do you think all dem senators (and Bernie) support Harry Reid for ML?

What a sacrifice Barack Obama is going to have to endure......

i'm so proud that my country blocked a cease-fire resolution.....

Who would YOU like to see as Senate Majority Leader instead of Reid?

FReepers Upset with Franken ( Uncertified) Win... Women voters to blame..LOL.

Any munitions experts here who can identify the bombs or missiles

TOON: Sunday's Doonesbury - Trudeau Does The Transition...

Israel, Palestine Fighting Over Cemetery Space (Onion)

“Analysis: Bush’s personality shapes his legacy”

Dad kills 2 year old son when ordered to pay child support

"White House to Block U.N. Cease Fire in the Gaza" .... TV news headline

On Obama not commenting on the Gaza situation before taking office. Good or bad?

Gawd. 2 more weeks and 2 days.

Former Madoff Employees Selling Memorabilia on eBay

Queen Noor Speaks Out Strongly for Palestine on MSNBC - On Now.

let's go flying...check this out:

Hey gang! Cheney's on Face the Nation.

Megan said James has not been the same since he returned from a deployment to Iraq

Have you seen this Virus Alert? - Obama Acceptance Speech

Secret weapons program ... A film by the BBC

I'm sorry. But I do think that accusing people of bigotry is very serious business.

Oh man, somebody get Dick Cheney a shovel

Can you imagine if we were looking at McCain and Moose Killer taking over in a couple of weeks?

Meet The Press: Douche Gregory vs Spineless Reid

A victory for labor, but what next? (US a nation where workers don't have to protest for fair pay?)

DUers need help, who said a few yrs ago that we are a nation that buys & sells houses to each other?

Don't worry about Obama not commenting on Gaza. I expect very clear statements when he is in office.

Let’s Tour America’s Toxic Waste: What’s In Your Neigborhood?

Cornyn: GOP will block any attempt to seat Franken

A political lesson we can learn from "Milk."

US to leave Baghdad base, Iraqi said to turn it into a shopping mall

George H. W. Bush: I’d like to see Jeb elected president

Do you think that the Israelis

Eminent Family Scholar Overlooks 67 Million Americans (it's called Singleism)

115 Groups Ask Obama's Ag Secretary to End Wildlife Killing

2008 Year in Review

2008 Year in Review

US Blocks UN Action on Gaza Conflict

Ann Coulter: Liberals Use So-Called Sick Children To Create Budget Deficits


Role of Bush/ Neo Con White House in Gaza Attacks?

HEY, TV And Newspapers! Stop Saying "Civillians" Like It's The Name Of An Exotic Species!

Time for US Congress to open a new set of Pecora Hearings to get at the Bush corruption

Trudeau treads on sacred ground; Tinsley channels Rush Limbaugh

Worst idea of 2008

RIchardson withdrawing!

George H. W. Bush: I’d like to see Jeb elected President.»

Who can turn the world on with his smile?

Fareed Zakaria GPS: Let's see if there is a difference in perspective from the usual bias to

Queen Noor on Late Edition: international community must demand a ceasefire and implement 2 states.

LEAKED: Graphic, uncensored video shows carnage in Gaza

We give Israel a billion a month - $12 BILLION a year

Bill Richardson withdrawing name from consideration for Commerce.

Highland Township soldier arraigned in sister's death

NASA May Face Protest Over Recent Commercial-Cargo Contract

Is this a new investigation of Hostage Negotiator Bill Richardson?

Knee-deep in the big muddy - Christmas Day battle in Afghanistan

Corpsman jailed for unauthorized medal

I think you'll like this post from my Blog :-)

In Case You Missed This: John Bolton: Gaza Crisis Means We Should Attack Iran Now

AP Nails It--Itself, That Is

Obama isn't saying anything about the conflict because as soon as he "takes sides"


So, the Obamas cannot move into Blair House before the 1/20/09

What we need is more threads about Richardson withdrawing

More Internet connections in China than the US?

Even to his defenders, Bush's legacy is 'debatable'

Twenty-five Iraqi civilians died a day in 2008 - And that was a "good" year

Glen Greenwald: Dem leaders out of step with voters on Israel's attack on Gaza

Military fakers will be a very common phenomenom for the foreseeable future....

Special Prosecutor Question Number One Now on the Obama Site

CNN cheerleading for Gaza invasion for an hour now...

Kristol says Gaza invasion 'a favor for Obama'

I will have to die 10 years sooner than I did a few years ago.

Best All-time Movie Scene?

Would the Big Three do well to emulate the 'Hyundai Assurance' program?

CIA still lists their car bomber Ayad Allawi and Ahmad Chalabi as part of the Iraqi government

Invasion a monstrosity, says UN leader

Zardari urges Iran, China role in anti-terror efforts

Passenger arrested for bomb threat at St. Louis airport

What Movie Scene Makes you Tear Up or Cry every time?

Blair House

Breaking: Condi cancels China trip to "concentrate on situation in Gaza."

Bill O Reilly reacts to Sen Al Franken winning Norm Coleman's Senate Seat

Portrait Emerges of Anthrax Suspect’s Troubled Life


The National Exit Poll must match the official vote count — come hell or high water - x

"Over the long term, the United States cannot kill or capture its way to victory."

Is Harry Reid negotiating to let Coleman keep his office, staff, etc. in return for McConnell's help

Smuggler's Gulch-fill dirt and a fence will surely solve the problem (Pics & VIDEO)

NYT: Lawmaker in Kentucky Mixes Piety and Politics

what Obama has to tell the Supreme Court 30 days after he takes office

Exposed: Why Kos is Bad For Democrats

Love Story: Homeless alcoholic and teacher marry, change each other's lives

You remember "The Nuclear Option"?

Swastikas daubed on Holocaust memorial

Trooper, Union say politics delayed Johnston drug case

With Richardson out, I'm very comfortable with Laura Tyson at commerce

Ok, I finally get it!

Wow..what an encounter I had this morning!

(South Dakota) High court: Yelling at cops was protected speech

New definition of gall...... (Graphic picture-not of war)

Richardson Withdrawal Mars Seamless Transition

Daily Kos rocks... and so does DU.

Exposed: Why Krap is Bad for Democrats

Exposed: Why Krap is Bad for Democrats

From today's funny papers....something for the GLBTQ

From today's funny papers....something for the GLBTQ

RawStory: the world needs to see through the spin

Columbia (MO) Tribune: Minimum wage bumps up automatically (Business owner supports "fair wage")

The Army Quashed Anthrax Investigation Led By Ft. Detrick Scientists (NYT)

Democratic Leader (Reid) Endorses Bush admin's Israel Policy of NO Immediate CEASE FIRE for Gaza

Is Israel Using Cluster Munitions On Urban Areas?

Let’s Play Musical Senate Seats! - Headlines 1/4/09

Opinion: The Gaza assault targets Barack Hussein Obama, not pitiful Hamas rocketeers.

Is DU censored ?

So what's up with Hillary's campaign debt?

Schumer: Franken should be seated in Senate

Advocates for bike lanes, animals, and electric rates monitored and labeled terrorist in Md.

The Grand Chessboard

"It's good to know who hates you, and it's good to be hated by the right people."

Historians hope Obama will undo records order

Bush 41: Jeb Bush for President

Where is John McCain and why are we not all Palestinians today?

Where is John McCain and why are we not all Palestinians today?

Cheney: Financial Crisis ‘Developed’ Only ‘Over The Last Six Months’

Some misguided justification for the Israeli attack on Gaza, and a nice response from Reddit.

Some misguided justification for the Israeli attack on Gaza, and a nice response from Reddit.

can someone help me.... re Republican scandals

FEDERAL PAY RAISES: Pay hikes show what Congress thinks of American workers

Okay, who has read/seen Everything is Illuminated?

Is Israel's military response appropriate?

who benefits from all these wars? Who is making the weaponry? Who supplies each side?

How do we get our country back?

LBN has all the I/P Discussion

Thank you DU admins and Mods for relaxing I/P rules

Cheney: Bush's Actions Legal If Not Impeached

Cheney: Israel did not seek US OK before invasion

Va. Governor Kaine to Become DNC Chairman

Look—Bob Fertik is not giving up on criminal punishment against Bush

Recount is complete; Franken up by 226

Bloomberg Takes Cover From Rocket in Solidarity Visit to Israel

U.S.-installed Iraqi ex-PM Allawi says Bush "utter failure"

Good luck and (insert your deity here) bless!


MSNBC's Bush worship piece: "He's a fast-moving Texan who stays upbeat even when his country is not"

Digital TV experts, quick question

Thousands rally in Tel Aviv

40 Years of the Mouse

Another post reminded me of this lovely WWII song...

America in one photograph

Meet The Press: David Gregory Thinks Confronting Politicians Only Matters With Democrats

Conn. man's last lotto ticket wins $10M for widow

Surveillance State Run Amok

Durbin on Blagojevich, Burris

Oh, this is interesting (for those keeping an eye on privatization issues)

It's SHOE time - have fun!

I am beginning to wonder if I did a favor to the man

Contraceptive pill to blame for male infertility: Vatican

Sunday ****TOONS****

Harry Reid just supported the Bush admin on not calling for a cease fire in Gaza

Is it possible Fitz won't bring the indictment yet to keep certain evidence out of Blago's hands now

Oh where was the outrage?

Doesn't Hamas's Electoral Victory Give Them A Democratic Mandate For War?

Do you believe human beings will ever evolve past the need to war?

Is the Israeli attack justified - WJ this morning

I once lived under canvas over a rope

TV and teen pregnancy.

Greeks Set Banks On Fire In Protest At Gaza Attack

One of my best friends ever passed on yesterday.

**GLOBALL MORAN AWARDS - JAN 4, 2009*** (link fixed)

“Bush heads to Texas for some quiet time”

Watching the documentary Cinema's Exiles From Hitler

Halfway through "Family of Secrets" by Russ BAKER. Spoilers.

One More Time: Bush 3?

quebec orders immigrants to learn french or leave

Analysis: US Media Coverage Of Gaza Invasion Largely Biased Towards Israel

A kick.

NYC mayor heads to Israel to 'show his support'...along with police commissioner Ray Kelly...

Another Moran

Come on, Coleman. Don't be a Sore Loserman! Concede already, Franken won!

Harry Reid go and study the fugging law

CNN, political predictions for 2009

Never forget what Norm Coleman said.

TMZ ~ John Travolta's Son: Meds Ultimately Did Harm

Amtrak photo contestant arrested by Amtrak police in NYC’s Penn Station

I've been taking Depakote since 2002 -- great drug

Tin Foil hat time, I think Booshe is behind the whole deal in Gaza

Looking for I/P map that was posted the other day

Is NBC going to help Ann Coulter sell THIS book? She's scheduled on "Today" January 6

Is NBC going to help Ann Coulter sell THIS book? She's scheduled on "Today" January 6

Like my new avatar?

Good luck getting around DC on Inauguration Day

Three men arrested in videotaped rape of unconscious woman in Orange County

Invasion a Monstrosity, Says UN Leader

It is under the saddest circumstances that Congress decided not to impeach Bush. . . .

Fanken Baby!!!

MSNBC Breaking Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

Are There Any Jewish DUers "Out There" that think Israel's Invasion Is Wrong?

Frank Rich: A President Forgotten But Not Gone...Smaller Than Life

1/3 - 9:59 PM MN Recount. Franken - Set to Win. MN SoS - election contest futile

TOONS: World and US responses to the Gaza war

Terry McAuliffe says he's a 20 year VA resident and wants to be my governor???

Political caving-in and other stuff since 2000 that has angered me the most. .

Harry Reid has jumped the shark and needs to go!

Moderate American Jews Need to Take Back the "Israel Lobby"

Anyone watching History Channel's Seven Deadliest Sins

Willful Denial, Arrogance and Stupidity

I love this episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

DUzy Awards for the week are up in GD.

There's a cat caterwauling outside my office window. Has been for days.

She just wanted to make it snow

DU Omnivores: Do you ever get disgusted by food in general?

I have nothing to say but I'm posting this for Creekdog...

Anyone see Eagle Eye? I'm watching it now, what an intense movie

Wow...The Unborn looks really, really, REALLY awful.

DU Herbivores: Do you ever get disgusted by plants?

So I see Yoko Ono is trying to make it look like John Lennon cared about children at all.

Snow can be fun, look at this pic...

Hey geniuses, how do I shrink a big picture (4 MB) so I can send

Kids of the 60s: Do you remember slot cars?

$18 for a scarf, originally sold for $36, and should have been $9

I'm feeling crunchy tonight.

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting ....

*** DUzy Awards for week ending January 2, 2009 ***

Wait a minute Mr. Postman ....

When I want to post in the lounge and have nothing to wear..

The Cat's Meow

You Talkin t' me?

Are you better off now than you were four years ago?


Just got done watching the Halloween remake....piece of shit ( long rant ) long time coming

What did Santa leave under the freepers' Christ™mas trees?

What do you do when you want to post in the lounge but have nothing to say

If you put Jamal Williams in the end zone, you will score a touchdown

What's in a name?

The Chargers Powder Blues..

If you could complicate your life, how would you do so?

well that game SUCKED.. but i still had a good time

My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut

bye for a while, du

The marijuana fumes are hitting me now...

Ever go through your bookmarks and find really strange stuff?

Are the sleeves too short?

To you -

What do you do when you want to post in the lounge but have nothing to say?

got my dtv box today. 16 crystal clear channels!

If I had a pet know, a little pet monkey...

If I had a blow know, a little blow monkey...

A kiss is just a kiss....

I got my first negative feedback on Amazon as a seller


who do i gotta

Why, oh why, does David Coverdale irritate me so much?

Colts LOSE!!!!!!!

I Feel Safer Now Knowing That GERALDO Is Deep In War Torn Gaza

Just because

If I waited until I had something to say I would post in GD

why so sad?

Recently widowed woman finds her late hubby had just won $10 million lottery

we're back from Oklahoma,

"Believe it or not, in 1978, a gallon of gas costed about 70 cents a gallon"

I don't know, maybe Marvin Gaye had it all wrong

In Other Words, Check your PM

Uh-oh. Smarm alert.

If I had a pet know, a little pet goat...

I went to a Lou Malnati's Pizzeria last night

How many times have you seen the movies you've seen the most times?

Whenever life gets too overwhelming, at least I can count on the fact that Cal Peg will never PUI.

I'm posting while sober. Don't ask me a damn thing

If John Mellencamp cleared his throat would his career end...

Who did the Lime in the Coconut song?

Apparently Oasis is popular with /Little House on the Prarie/ fans.


We saw "Milk" today.

I hit the wrong button on my computer

You know what today is, don't you?

I'm hungry...

The Dead announce Spring tour dates!

I fondly recall the days when I looked stunning in a tight, white sleeveless muscle T-shirt...

Woot! I'm a ninja!

I think I need to see a doctor.

Just watched Gran Torino....all I can say is

Great conspiracy thriller! "The State Within" (from 2006)

What would you do if you found out your significant other was a space alien?

Good news everyone - there are 3 coupon packets in today's paper


Is ghost kicking still working?

Question about credit reports

All these years I thought vodka kicked my ass yet...

Somebody talk about coin collecting with me

Polar bear

It has been a long day

Heh! Check out the bear........

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Sun 1/4/2009)

So, if I understand Facebook


What's a Mom to do.....

I'm back and I'm not happy

I played my first gig ever as a keyboard player last night

Haha, the Dolphins are getting canned

I'm rooting for the Eagles!

Watching Serenity on the SciFi Channel...

When I want to post in the lounge and have nothing to say..

I kissed my best friend by accident tonight.

Who else thinks the head of the 'wow' smilie should be on the same baseline as the preceding text

The Good Wife

Funny pics...........

Sometimes I Wonder If "The Magistrate" Was A Former Pro Wrestler

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 1/4/09

Sunday afternoon questions

The Bar Will Be Open Wednesday!!

Hey mcctatas - WTH is up with the fish?

When did Google, um, leap the piscine predator?


This cat breaks my heart (video)

I'm gonna watch "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol". Yeah, it's evil at one level.

The fridge is defrosted. There is no more ice. No more drip drip drip.

Anyone want to go do my grocery shopping?

Mars rover "Spirit" celebrates 5 years, thankful to be clear of Earth's messes

Kind of realized why I'm reluctant to circulate my profile/resume.

Lyrnrd Skynndner

Finally Some KFC Whats For Lunch And Dinner?

It will be nice having something new in the news tomorrow

Oh man I'm a fat wad

Day 15

I learned something today.


All this potato ole talk has me wondering...what are some regional taco places

The whole Schoolhouse Rock series just appeared on my hard drive!

Has DU become very slow for anyone else this evening?

Grand Caymans or St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.?

Of all the dangerous things that cults do, which is the MOST dangerous?

I reported a suspicious vehicle at the airport today...

Okay, seriously — WTHF is up with PBS??

I think it's kind of creepy that I can google map and see my house

How much sauce is the right amount to go with my pasta?

You know... for women

For MadinMaryland- Some Cowboy tales

I just spent 14 hours at Walt Disney's WTF Land in Anaheim

Need relief from what is going on now? Try Dog Town and the Rehab of the Michael Vick Dogs

Talk me down. I can't do this any more.

Why couldn't the new Dr. Who have been a woman or a non-white?

Veteran actor Pat Hingle dies at 84

Name some movies that made you fall asleep and drool a dinner plate sized wet spot on your shirt.

Can the housing only on a Hetrick Z18 tension spring assembly be replaced when it breaks, or...

Online poker for play money is boring

kitten picture of the day for sunday january 4

pictures from the game and new orleans (dialup warning)

Cesar Millan: Dog Whisperer

Should oshyposhy and I go out and get boxed tonight...

Charo rocks the house

No love for the Ravens??

I am so proud of the Dolphins

Saturday night ** pic thread **

I think I need to see a doctor.

Slumdog Millionaire...


Bury magnets. Swallow the rapture.

OK it's been eleven years already...will it EVER quit sucking??

Do you have a minimum intelligence level for other DUers

I'm Freaked Out... Found Out My Friend Was Murdered

Anyone live in Denver and play a bow/string instrument know where to get rosin?

An afternoon on two wheels (Pic heavy)

**Who's Watching Some Sunday Pigskin-Passing? Vikes-Eagles Thread.....**

Anybody here seen "The Bucket List?"

Will my oven get fixed tomorrow?

Gah! I just passed 40,000 posts!

Which browser do you use?

Observation: When Beyonce dances, she looks like a goddamn robot.

Potato Ole's are quite possibly the perfect food...

this crying kitten is tugging on my cat's maternal instincts

*****Unofficial OPTICAL ILLUSION Thread***** Post em if ya got em...

I think my room mate might be crazy/paranoid

The single most astonishing guitar-playing I've ever seen:

Forgotten originals - post a song whose cover version(s) are better known.

The Sham-Wow guy is lying!

What Movie Scene Makes you Tear Up or Cry every time?

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning)

Ex-smokers - give your advice

Chargers WIN!!!!!!!


iTouch and Bose docking station questions....

Folks forced to sell cherished collections, heirlooms, keepsakes put up for sale to pay bills!

Best All-time Movie Scene?

PHOTO Franken supporters wait for the result....

I was closer than Nate Silver. I predicted Franken +125. He won by +225

Does anyone know whats up with these last 654 ballots in minnesota?

Message to Michael Steele: You Can't Spell Republican Without 'Re'

With Obama's Rise, Punahou School Adds to Its Distinctions

"Reverse Freeping" (and ticking off Berg) anyone??

Washington Post Website: .... Who does their website headlines?

Denver Post: "How do you feel about Michael Bennet as the choice for U.S. Senate?"

Smokers, restaurants adapt during first year of smoking ban

Censure and Moveon

Franken DID NOT WIN YET!!!

Most Gratifiying PUMA Tombstoning

I'm glad that McSame and Palin didn't win!

A New Chapter: Europe Is Ready to Work With Obama

You Can't Stop the Beat: 16 days left!

Negroes built this nation, gays will deface it.

Obama's Perilous Compromise with Looters

Kennedy Was Spared Financial Disclosure as a Top Aide at City Schools

The Real Bailout Needed is a Consumer Bailout - Part 2

PHOTOS Look what that Egyptian reporter started.

Bush History-A Tale of Two Appointees: One Does Us Proud, One Does Not, 1/4

Steve Chapman in the Chicago Tribune: Why the Senate should seat Burris

Boo hoo hoo... GWH Bush upset about criticism of his dimwit son GW (on Fox Wallace)

A Donor’s Gift Soon Followed Clinton’s Help

Isn't it time

If Franken was a repub and the repubs moved to seat him

Sunday talk show lineup for January 4 (Watch Dick Cheney giggle about how he's getting away)

An Obama National-Service Program

An Obama National-Service Program

Memo To Norman Coleman

The Hidden Face of Rick Warren

Breaking: Bill Richardson to resign as Commerce Secretary

PE Obama has already beat George W. bUsh's 8 years in approval ratings.

CNN: "GOP Using 1950s KKK Crap - And THAT's How They're Going to Win 2012? "

Now that Maj. Leader Reid has proven himself a bigot and unfit for office, what are our options?

What is your opinion of UFOs?

Perilous test awaits Obama in detainee case

Senate race certification set for Monday with Franken up 225 votes

Senate race certification set for Monday with Franken up 225 votes

Leaving aside inappropriate words like bigot, corrupt and interference, a question about Reid

Norm Coleman for Commerce Sec!

Have you noticed that with each Cabinet post made, an advisory committee also has been put in place....

Hoyer saying Stimulus Package likely ready mid-Febuary for Obama?

CNN: Doctors in Gaza report Patients 'Lying Everywhere'

OFFER: Obama Data DVD

Bush is the incarnation of Mr. Magoo.

Is Big Business Scared Of The Obama Admin? - Love this story in the WSJ Legal Blog

AP continues to portray Dubya very positively

What about Barney Frank for Commerce?

So let me get this straight. Bill Richardson's state gives a contract

Where is Bu$h going after he gets out of Al Gore's house?

Pay to Play? Firm Receives Government Contract After Donating to Bill Richardson

Can somebody here list all the stuff Obama can do via executive order?

OMG!!! Bush has published a political version of "My Pet Goat"!!!

Intrade on key Senate Spots Franken 95 Kennedy 88

***TOONS*** ... The Bush Legacy Edition -------->

Security Agencies Alter Strategies, Add Backup for Inauguration Week

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sibelius in the running for Commerce

PHOTOS: Obama takes U.S. Air Force jet to Washington for the first time!

Just realized something really cool

Did you know that Reid has been re-elected Majority Leader?

What makes Franken's win all the more delicious?


Schumer: Franken is the winner

Schumer: Franken is the winner

OH Fuck Baghdad Terry is going to do it

Frank Rich eviscerates Chimpy - A President Forgotten but Not Gone

Obama Considers Major Expansion in Jobless Aid

Iraqi ex-PM says Bush "utter failure"

Va. Governor Kaine to Become DNC Chairman

New York Times: A Donor’s Gift to Bill's Foundation Soon Followed Hillary’s Help

Whose idea was it to investigate Richardson in the first place?

Whose idea was it to investigate Richardson in the first place?

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine to head DNC

Guess who came in #1 on the men's "best dressed list"?

As one who listened to Al Franken's show let me tell you he will be a great Senator

So Reid said Blagojevich lied re: Davis, Jackson & Jones who do you believe?

Looking back, I do think McCain was the strongest candiate Repugs could have run

Good luck getting around D.C. on Inauguration Day-"Pack Your Patience"

What do you think?? Please answer this poll!!!

Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary (Updated w/Obama statement)

"Barack Obama born in Kenya!" --The Globe

Cheney is actively enmeshing Democrats in his and W's crimes.

Freepers react to Al Franken news:

Hey DU. Give it up for Iowa. One year ago, tonight.....

Freepers to the Watch List. They have now become terrorists.

The Twelve Days of Bush Christmas

Joan Rivers says Obama should have plastic surgery on his ears

PHOTOS Obama leaves for Washington

Obama isn't President yet so he can't speak out AGAINST this admin.'s Israel/Palestine position...

No Senator would join the objections of the Cong. Black Caucus to Bush's appointment, but Burris?...

Bobby Rush is a transparent race-baiting hypocrite with Blago's endorsement of Roland Burris

Obama Team Feels Richardson Wasn't Forthcoming About Investigation Before Being Offered Commerce

Florida's various rankings in US a disturbing story. Also shrinking population in South Florida.

The National Exit Poll must match the official vote count — come hell or high water ( TIA ) - x

Look...IT's not "bashing Democrats"...It's just speaking up for the party's principles

The Silver Lining of the Richardson Withdrawal

Commercials that live rent-free in your head

Economic talks bring Maliki to Tehran

U.S. military takes first step to quit Iraqi cities

Navy May Close Case Of Missing Pilot

Reid Has Conflict of Interest, Blagojevich Spokesman Says

Portrait Emerges of Anthrax Suspect’s Troubled Life

U.S. Forest Policy Is Set to Change, Aiding Developer

Two IDF soldiers seriously wounded, 9 lightly in Gaza fighting

(FYI If Traveling to) More bedbugs are biting in Cincinnati

S.F. files lien for tiger attack medical bill

Quake hits Indonesia's Papua island, four dead

NYC mayor heads to Israel to 'show his support' (????)

More Groups Than Thought Monitored in Police Spying (Human Rights activists deemed terrorist threat)

Iraqi Station Rebuts U.S. Account of Employee's Shooting

Israel Destroys American School in Gaza, Kills Guard

More Groups Than Thought Monitored in Police Spying

(UK) Public wants taxes that hurt the rich - Credit crunch provokes backlash against bankers

Israeli Troops Launch Attack on Gaza (ground troops- NYT 6 minutes ago)

Depleted uranium found in Gaza victim

At least 4 Palestinians killed in Israeli ground assault

Israeli strike levels American-style Gaza school

Denver Schools Chief Named to Fill Senate Vacancy (Replacing Salazar)

Israeli Ground Troops Invade Gaza

US stimulus plan to be ready by early February: lawmaker

Report: Former Madoff Employees Selling Memorabilia on eBay

Thousands rally in Tel Aviv for and against Israel's Gaza op

Deaths as Israel hits Gaza mosque

Smokers, restaurants adapt during first year of smoking ban

France Leads Alarm Over Gaza, Splits With U.S.

Richardson withdraws bid to be commerce secretary

Civilian toll rises as Israelis, Hamas fight in Gaza

Democratic Leader (Reid) Endorses Bush admin's Israel Policy of NO Immediate CEASE FIRE for Gaza

One More Time: Bush 3?

U.S. thwarts Libyan push for Gaza truce demand at U.N.

Former DNC chief announces Va. gov run

Cheney: U.S. Close to Achieving Its Goals in Iraq

Venezuelan U.S. Dollar Reserves Close 2008 at Record $42.2 Bln

U.S. thwarts Libyan push for Gaza truce demand at UN

France condemns Israel land offensive in Gaza

Va. Governor Kaine to Become DNC Chairman

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan

Iraqi Police: Female Suicide Bomber Kills 30

More Groups Than Thought Monitored in Police Spying

The Bush retirement plan: build library, enjoy perks

Historians battle Wal-Mart over key Civil War site, Wilderness Battlefield

Riot police called out in London as protest ends in skirmishes

Obama Considers Major Expansion in Jobless Aid

Police, protesters clash near US Embassy in Beirut

Franken gains big in count of new Minn. ballots

Violence In Gaza Sparks More L.A. Demonstrations

Gaza crisis forces Rice to cancel China trip

Historic border canyon near San Diego is filled in (Bush answer to illegal immigration)

Michelle Obama, Daughters Arrive in Washington

Obama Moves to Counter China With Pentagon-NASA Link

Intense fighting reported as Israeli troops cross into Gaza

Israeli ground war bisects Gaza, deepens humanitarian crisis

Kaine to Become DNC Chairman

Cops: Dad ordered to pay child support kills son

Russia wants warships stationed around the world

Brazil freed 4,600 farm slaves in 2008

DemocracyNow: "How Israel and the United States Helped to Bolster Hamas"....

Gaza and the Law of Armed Conflict (Proportionality of the Gaza Conflict)

Tel Aviv rally decries Gaza assault

Troops face bitter battle of the tunnels

MK Khenin: Gaza war won’t solve security problems

Gaza: Hamas relishing chance to take on Israeli forces

Protests in support of Gaza's Palestinians corrupt: Saudi cleric

Israel Splits Gaza in Three as Soldiers Battle Hamas

Gaza civilians left exposed in Israeli invasion

Gaza is at the centre of an unwinnable war

Nizar Rayyan of Hamas on God's Hatred of Jews

Palestinian official: Egypt brokering new truce

1 versus 37 - or is it 485? MSM Misleading with Fatality Numbers

1 versus 37 - or is it 485? MSM Misleading with Fatality Numbers

Israel Continues Ground Offensive in Gaza as Death Toll Mounts (Deutsche Welle, corrects Czech FM)

US Thwarts UN Gaza Ceasefire Call

Israeli Troops Reach the Edge of Gaza City

Shin Bet Chief: Hamas has eased its demands for truce with Israel

Russia tells Israel it is concerned over Gaza dead

Civilian toll rises as Israelis, Hamas fight in Gaza

IDF strike levels US-style Gaza school

Hamas moves on Fatah 'collaborators'

West Bank Protester Shot Dead By Israeli Troops

Robert Parry: Israel's Looming Catastrophe

Opinion: The Gaza assault targets Barack Hussein Obama, not pitiful Hamas rocketeers

Qatar says Israel's Gaza offensive a "war crime"

Israel must come to a ceasefire with the Palestinians!

I bet you haven't seen theses pictures in this controlled news media

"Fighting in dense Gaza brings child casualties "(Herald Tribune)

Leading Democrat: Bush 'the worst president we've ever had' {Reid}

Iran Threatens to Break Israel's Gaza Blockade

Israel Destroys American School in Gaza, Kills Guard

Sderot residents welcome ground op after years of rocket-fire

Riot police called out in London as protest ends in skirmishes

Israel Gaza Offensive Boosts Barak, Scrambles Election Outlook: It's the elections stupid

Time to speak up Pres Elect Obama: US blocks UN statement demanding immediate cease fire....

Depleted uranium found in Gaza victim

The US and Israel used to support Hamas

Israel Claims Control of North Gaza City - Civilians Detained

DU is suspected to be used in Gaza...

US academic group decries the targeting of schools in Gaza

Israel has plenty of tactics for war, but none for peace

Tomorrow is the Third Anniversary of Ariel Sharon's debilitating stroke...

Israel, Gaza and the US: what will Obama do?

Frugal is cool in cash-strapped US (Guardian UK)

William Blum: Anti-Empire Report:1/3/08

G.M.’s Secret Success

Gaza Diary: "They know no limits now"

Introducing the RedState Army Strike Force

World's Worst Job? Meet the Couple Who Clean Up After Messy Deaths

The Last Word: Hatewatch’s 2nd Annual Smackdown Awards

Glenn Greenwald: Orwell, blinding tribalism, selective Terrorism, and Israel/Gaza

Tying the Not..

Native American journalists urge Bush war crimes tribunal

Bush Burns the 'Midnight Rules' Oil

Feds Uncover a Bernie Madoff 'Fonzi Scheme'

Gaza Update: Cluster Bombs?

"Senator Surprise": Colorado Senate Choice Michael Bennet New to Politics but Has Smarts

The Irish Economy’s Rise Was Steep, and the Fall Was Fast

America's Hidden Role in Hamas's Rise to Power

political meddling in the Sherry Johnston drug case!

Global Warming Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Warming could lead to warfare

Sea Dog Bamse goes to war

Christopher Cox's Reign Seen Denting Image, SEC's Future; "worst SEC chairman ever to lead agency"

Public Wants Taxes that Hurt the Rich (UK-Guardian)

Clarence Page: Hiding Behind The Race Card

Soldier killed in northern Gaza

Rich: Forgotten But Not Gone (Frank's best ever?)

A Tribute to Claiborne Pell

Did You Know 200,000 Vets Are Sleeping on the Streets?

End of Financial World as We Know It; Collective long-term interests sacrificed for short-term gain

NYT editorial: Exit, Stonewalling; "Mr. Cheney retreats from sunshine with the wariness of Alucard."

GOP Religious Whack Jobs Choose Blackwell for RNC Chair

Music video in support of marriage equality

Thousands of Pairs of Footwear Thrown by London Protesters

If this isn't Slavery, What is?

Pro-Obama Demonstrators

faux's Wallace uses right-wing buzzwords to fearmonger on Employee Free Choice Act

Obama is losing a battle he doesn't know he's in

RealNewsNetwork: Rafah - report from the ground

Generational Hopelessness

Bill O'Reilly whines about MN vote recount

Cheney tells Bob Schieffer: I don't believe we violated anybody's civil liberties

The Bush Recession In His Own Words

Muslim Family Kicked Off Airplane

Energy demand is down sharply – and could stay that way

Latest Nontroversy Brought to You by Ann Coulter

Amid Gaza violence, Israeli and Palestinian doctors save baby's life

The Week In Cartoons 01/03/09

TYT: Fox News Still Pushing For An Invasion Of Iran

Did Palin abuse power again for future son-in-law?

New Ann Coulter Book Coming This Week -- Rips (Surprise) Michelle and Barack O

Over 500 Palestinians Killed - Four Israelis killed

Poppy Bush to Chris Wallace: I'd like to see Jeb be President one day, or maybe Senator, whatever...

Jonathan Moller’s powerful prints document effects of genocide

Ron Paul on the invasion of Gaza 1/3/09

Law on Flu Vaccinations May Be Tested

Soldier’s Body Found On Texas Bay Shore

The Road Ahead: 12 Things Soldiers Can Expect in 2009

Town Mourns Soldier Killed In Humvee Crash

Fort Riley Soldier Dies In Iraq and Soldier From Concord Killed in Iraq

U.S. Readying Afghan Surge Against Taliban

Navy Considers Closing Case Of Missing Pilot

Battle-Related Murder Charge For Canadian Capt.

Corps Moves To Replace M249

Historic border canyon near San Diego is filled in

Missourians wanting to power their own homes are finding it difficult

Maldives 'rubbish island' turns paradise into dump (11 pictures)

Wind, water and biomass in Ohio's alternative energy future

Countries in tug-of-war over Arctic resources

Just talking ok, maybe even looking for encouragement

Global Inventories, and Sources of PAH (Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons) Pollution, 2004.

Biomass Fuels To The Rescue?

EU's new figurehead believes climate change is a myth

How the economic downturn has prevented UK councils from recycling household rubbish.

Top 10 organisms of 2008

5 years ago TVA rejected costly fixes for Kingston power plant

6 Reasons Why Nuclear Power Can't Save Us

The End of the Financial World as We Know It

What about this

Jailed For 23 Years, An Old Spy Asks For a Fresh Start

Workers Call for Rally at Detroit Auto Show

Today in labor history Jan 4 "You can starve for a long time without dying."

Todays Carol Simpson working family cartoon: Union-Activity

Labor cartoon for the week: Chart

Public Safety Net—Not Charity—Should Guarantee Health Care

Trooper, union say politics delayed (mother of Levi) Johnston drug case (father of Bristol Palin's

Schwarzenegger takes aim at paid holidays

Mass Paycheck Shortages: UPS

Painting a reminder of railroad labor strife, Federal troops held Sacramento during violent strike

the military as a modern day WPA; just as the neo-cons planned it!

Handbags, drugs and slave labor (equals about 750,000 American jobs lost)

More Central New York labor unions say they were burned by Bernard Madoff investments Fact vs. ficti

Labor's fresh face Hilda L. Solis

Experts: Layoffs may peak by summer

Rebuilding the American economy: Fix housing first (18 million jobs are linked)

Pizza employees ordered to work in the cold (Cratchitt, no more coal)

Wal-Marts great fight North

Linking labor standards to trade sanctions could hurt poor nations

2008 Job Losses Probably Worst Since 1945: U.S. Economy Preview

Just sent another donation to the Human Rights Campaign.

I need a shoulder to cry on (Fire and Rain) with snopes link

15 More DAYS!

Meet The Players in The Cleveland Partner Registry Fiasco

This Is Not the Last Warren Thread I’ll Ever Write - But May Be a New Idea.

Attack on lesbian in Richmond reflects continuing trend

I guess its time to leave DU for a while...

Cleveland LGBT Community is Mobilizing

God Hates the World

There Has Been No Dialogue Between Team O and Gay Leaders About CU vs. Marriage.

Sam Adams takes oath as Portland's chief executive

Venezuelan U.S. Dollar Reserves Close 2008 at Record $42.2 Bln

Brazil freed 4,600 farm slaves in 2008


Will there be pitched fits over Peru's pending defense spending increase?

Ernest Hemingway Documents at the Disposal of Specialists

Jonathan Moller’s powerful prints document effects of genocide

What is the calculable probability that MIT could lose a basketball game?

Basket ball, 4 players on the floor or 6?

Smith edges Sparano for AP Coach of Year

Ok I'll say it: Come on Dolphins!!!

Who says the Bolts don't belong in the playoffs?

Great season Phins--- I can't wait till 09.

No Parent Should Have to Outlive Their Child

Does the Earth's magnetic field cause suicides?

How effective is intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian cancer stage 4?

Cory Friedman is a victim of Tourette's syndrome and OCD .' Against Medical Advice' is a must read

85 yr old sister in law has been taking 400 gms of Darvocet for years

Study Shows Solar Activity Affects Humans Physical and Mental State

I think my neighbor's deceased dog is coming around me. He died two months ago.

My best fireworks shot EVER. And I'm not kidding.

A cool optical illusion/sunset

Stinky, a little advice needed.


Article from an Athiest: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God

Sandra Lee ... semi home made ...... semi stupid?

Study Shows Solar Activity Affects Humans Physical and Mental State

Alien mouth within a mouth

Portabella - Feta Cheese Omelet

A mysterious ``circle stone'' is puzzling archaeologists (Arizona)

Goldbach's Conjecture

Atheists In Heaven? Sign Of Shifting Moral Zeitgeist?

Deep Suitcase by Daniel Hopsicker

Former members of "The Amiga Scene", I have sad news:

Compuidiot here - need help w/ laptop

MY TOP SAMURAI movies...

Doctor Who? BBC's Surprise Choice

I need a website and I need help!

Problem with USB ports on Dell laptop

Nafta's unhappy anniversary

Beware the crocodile's instincts

Kerry supporter in Dorchester

(UK) Public wants taxes that hurt the rich - Credit crunch provokes backlash against bankers