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Archives: August 17, 2009

Johanns (R-Ne) unhappy with health bills

I just donated to "OUR" lobbyist group(ok it's 1 against 22,000 but it's a start!)

Who's idea was it to have these town halls? just curious, and i wish i could go to some of these...

I betcha can't .........

Our PBS station is re-running Pete Seeger's have a protest planned in DC for 9/30-10/1

Glenn Back fans fighting back

The Incredible Shrinking Health Care Reform

Who gives a shit about what freepers think

I moan git me a gun---

Bill Clinton's Speech to Netroots Nation on why we need to support Obama!

Second verse, same as the first: Oil lobby to fund campaign against Obama's climate change strategy

Get in before the pizza delivery

Enterprise Rent-A-Car sold Chevies without standard air bags!

Enterprise Rent-A-Car sold Chevies without standard air bags!

The biggest problems facing our nation.

Can you believe it?


Is Obama asking us to hold his feet to the fire?

Congress clears way to rent foreclosures

Are they setting us up for a Co-op with a trigger for a public option?

Obama's promises

It's a Start? Maybe?

Sibelius floated a balloon and Conrad is a blue dog sucking up to Faux

Sibelius floated a balloon and Conrad is a blue dog sucking up to Faux

Reasons why GOLF is lame

Reasons why GOLF is lame

Have we seen a head count of Democratic Senators stating publicly for or against a public option?

American Medical Association endorses Obama's Health Insurance Reform

It's all over folks

This place used to be a community. Now it seems the inspiration for the writings of .....

I think this man should be on a WANTED poster

Remember When.......

the latest fundy template for successful marriages.

Administration Official: "Sebelius Misspoke."

Psst, Grovelbot is already live and in your face!

Wyeth paid University of Wisconsin to sponsor ghostwritten articles that downplayed risks of HRT

Wyeth paid University of Wisconsin to sponsor ghostwritten articles that downplayed risks of HRT

PANICKING? READ THIS: Gibbs: Obama Still Backs Public Option

Is it starting to look to you as though we need some way with Co-ops or with a Public Option to hold

Should we rename ourselves the....

Alot of posts seem to be asking how some in the media can be so inconsistent compared to Bush years.

International DU'ers: Please lobby your governments to condemn America's treatment of its sick.


the stench of betrayal....

The fight for the public option is a fight for democracy.

Maybe, Just Maybe, The Sebelius Brouhaha Can Turn Into A Good Thing....

Hmm. I found a message within a message in Defend Glenn Beck's messageboard.

Marriott Calls Rape Victim “Negligent,” Outs Her to Family & Friends

Who's afraid of the public option?

Would Dante Stallworth have gotten the same public scorn as Michael Vick if reinstated this season?

The Grovlebot Menace.

Does anyone have any experience with Renters' Rights advocate groups?

PBS Bill Moyers Journal: The Media's Distortion of the Health Care Reform Narrative (Video)

Insurance Companies and the GOP are the death panels

Dems may be creating a monster

No apologies. I'm still glad Obama won.

Dear Mr President

We have met the only African American man in America that did not vote for Obama

"Where Are They Now"...Singer/Actress/Prince Protégé Denise "Vanity" Matthews

Recovery for who?

Welp. Fox news is declaring a victory for the people of America! The public option is dead!

Breaking News; Honolulu runs out of KIM CHEE as the Korean Lounges/Bars suppliers ran out of stock

Breaking News; Honolulu runs out of KIM CHEE as the Korean Lounges/Bars suppliers ran out of stock

We can fight back! And win!

Philosophical Question: How can we support populism while we question the reasoning skills...

AP: Texas judge ended day as death row appeal waited (special trial begins today)

Politico declares GOP's comeback (Thanks, Blue Dogs!)

Just heard a great song... 'You're the Voice' by J. Farnham...

As of Friday August 14, 2009, FDIC is Bankrupt

The ONLY Problem with Public Option Is That It Cuts Into Corporate PROFITS

I never saw any mention of Elvis today, on the 32nd anniversary of his death...

Lack of Blacks at National Parks Worries Ranger

Private health insurance is a form of...

LAT op-ed: Democracy in action and the obnoxious

A public option would provide a baseline in pricing that would lower costs for everyone

Organized opposition to health care reform has all the hallmarks of an intelligence operation!



The Republicans wish to deprive FOLKS WHO WANT government health care

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Around The Nation

"I can't hardly afford eyeglasses, the hearing aid that I need, or teeth..."

CNN: Maverick pro-Taliban militant offers to help U.S. forces

For my 1,000 Post, I thought I do something special

Administration Officials Walk Back Sebelius Comments

Nine out of 10 dollar bills test positive for cocaine

Tip of the glass and best wishes to 40 yrs! ...Woodstock

If we can't get a public option, can we at least get

T.D.C.o.t.E: Persistence of Idiocy in Economics

Did Obama "misspeak" here also?

The message that gets deleted at defend glenn beck

If you are not related to any US citizen , what are the options available to immigrate to the US?

Obesity a crushing weight on U.S. health care

Well, I'll bet the No Health Care Teabaggers won't be up in arms about this government control.

Okay, I was born in 1966. What was wrong with hippies??

How long will it be before Obama answers Fox's call to "Sista Solja the Left."

Is Barack Obama..........

Fox Business Needs a Lift. Could It Be Don Imus?

A letter from a Canadian to the "Chicago Tribune", re. health-care

Howard Dean on Today show now 7:07 EDT

Shadowy theatrics train agents for real threats

kudos to Mayor Tom Barrett: He stepped in to help a domestic abuse victim and was beaten

Gov. Dean's Scenario

Shah Rukh Khan detained by airport officials during visit to America to make film about racial

Let's start with the basics.

Democrats are spineless

Well the line to the white house is busy already.

Listen up folks!

Simply put, it's all because he's black.

To pay for a "Medicare for all" choice

U.S. Dollar Down 12.5 Percent and S&P 500 Up 50 Percent since March

I just wrote Obama

German mission in Afghanistan 'a disaster,' former German defense minister says (DER SPIEGEL)

Join by phone @10am CT/11am ET today

Glenn Greenwald: Mike Huckabee bashes America on foreign soil

OMG did you hear the idiot rightwing caller from Texas on CSPAN's Washington Journal?

CBS, on the Early Show news breaks, conintues to report that the public option is going away

Healthcare Rationing: Real scary...Newt speaks again!

Congressional Offices are opening up for business this morning

Mein Health (Great toon!)

Get in on the fun

Ex-wife kills 43 women and children

Paul Krugman:The Swiss Menace

Stock market down hard today, but all the health insurance companies are seeing nice gains.

Whoever donated me a star ...

Dem operatives advertising on Craigslist for town hall disruptors? (Have you heard this one?)

Russian navy 'finds crew of missing ship'

Russian navy 'finds crew of missing ship'

Most health industry players would win under overhaul

Just one question about healthcare....

Messaging: I don't want my tax dollars used...

Who's listening to GrASSley on GEM$NBC

Glenn Beck (asshole) says our health system is best in the world: Post your horror stories

Republicans toss softballs .. democrats/press swings and misses. .ARGH!!!!!

Damn Bob Shrum is destroying Pat Buchanan

Can't get through to the whitehouse switchboard re: public option? Send them a tweet!!

Weiner: Senate healthcare deal could cost 100 House votes

Do YOUR electeds support Universal Health Care, and if NOT, are you voting for them next election?

The Rude Pundit: Town Hall Meeting, Fairview, NJ, August 14, 2009

wsj: Supporters of Health-Care Change Prepare Counterattack

If there IS no public option, is there any reform at ALL?

How about enacting both a public option and a health care cooperative?

PolitiFact statements on healthcare.

Report: House Health Care Vote Delayed Until End Of September

Are DUzy awards on vacation?

Can anybody explain to me the connection between public option and universal care?

Anyone hear how Dick Armey's rally in Atlanta went?

Politicians with amnesia Like Sebelius

Most U.S. Money Laced With Cocaine

Is the Administration full of "cut &run cowards" if it gives up on the public option?

Florida county starts anti-bullying campaign in schools. Good for them.

Some brave soul should put forth a plan to repeal Medicare/Medicaid. I'd love to see what the

Like we should care what China wants.

Rahm Emanuel needs to call the Democrats into the White House..

Colossal waste of power = Dems

Dancing with the Neocons

Dancing with the Neocons

Guardian UK: American healthcare is in truth already rationed

Fox News: "Rep. Joke Sestak (D-PA)"

There are more shoes to drop, with health care

There are more shoes to drop, with health care

Picture request...

delete dupe

Dancing With The Stars Cast Announced: From Tom Delay to Macy Gray

I don't know WTF is going on with health care reform.

Tiger Woods Blows Miniature Golf Tournament to Y.A. Tittle

Watch...gays will be tossed under bus for healthcare support.

House GOP Leader Vows To Stop Spreading Health Care Falsehood After Local Paper Busts Him

House won't vote on health care until the end of September according to Pelosi?

The Trouble With Appeasement:‘You can have everything you want in bill-they still won’t vote for it”

Hunter S. Thompson 's "wave speech" captures the hippie zeitgeist and its end.

Mexxed Missages...?

There Is A War Going On For Your Mind

I have a question about Medicare/Medicaid & Malpractice

I have a question about Medicare/Medicaid & Malpractice

I have a question about Medicare/Medicaid & Malpractice

A knuckledragger told me yesterday that the Dems have declared defeat in the health care debate

Has DU Become Menopausal?????

Rahm is standing between America and coming clean on her war crimes.

Cockroaches and other infestations

I think Obama is purposely trying to piss us off to get a reaction...

BOYCOTT Fox News advertisers!!!!!!!!

Second backwards planet found, a day after the first

heres a "shocker"

Healthcare: "It is a time for understanding" - GREAT EDITORIAL

The media sucks.

Give me a ticket for an aeroplane, Ken Blackwell just wrote me a letter

Slowpoke TOON: Teabagger Ironies

Charity sues government (UK) over 'rendition' of two men handed by British to US forces

Water Event: 8 people dead and 54 missing after an accident at Russia's largest hydropower station.

Contact your representatives TODAY about a public option

GM Plans a Compact for $4,000

FBI: Man gives teller his name, ID before robbing Alaska bank

Rahm and the Torture Investigation

AIG: Recipients

I LOVE SQUIRRELS!!! Raised Many, Many Of Them From An Eye-Dropper.....

This woman from the insurance industry says her industry has proposals

The first "Tea Party" event is officially coming to my city on Aug. 29th.

Is he a optimist? Howard Dean believes we will have public option health care bill by December

Beer and Bill Ayers in Ann Arbor

Pay-per-email plan to beat spam and help charity

Have you written your congressman or Senator?

Sorry, Can’t Pass Health Care Bill Without A Public Option

I really believe the core of the Republican party is racism.

There is no "wiggle room" on the public option. In his weekly address on 7/18/09...

Big Insurance’s Competition Immunity

My letter to the McLaughlin Group

"Public option is a dirty word.."

Does anyone here have an iTunes link to stream the Ed Schultz show?

Dumb question I have

The public option as a signal by Paul Krugman

How many in the "angry mob" do you think actually has health insurance?

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut: Are you ready for a hurricane?

The Kabuki Dance: Why some people need to learn how our bicameral system works

i don't NEED insurance i NEED healthcare.

How did our top 2 senate health care negotiators wind up being red state dems?

Iran: The Green Brief #56 (August 16 - Mordad 25) Latest news from Iran.

Wait a minute, time out for a sec...

Your prediction: Will the democrats use reconciliation to get a public option through?

Israelis sour on Rahm

I feel like I am ......

Why can't we just pretend everyone is a Veteran?

Das kann nicht hier passieren. (RW email) Unbelievable BS.

I'm calling you out Mr. President

The ONLY options are Public or Single Payer

What is the definition of Public Option?

How much do you think the execs at the non profit co-op are going to make each year?

Kurt Cobain = "Everyone at Woodstock lied to me."

Woodstock = "Mom and Dad, don't tell me what to do!"

Next Dancing with the Stars - Tom Delay, I kid you not

Current Day = "OMG kewl pty - just like woodstk!111!!!"

Healthcare reform without a public option is just another corporate giveaway.

Some views of the current health care system from a Physician Assistant:

Marketwatch: Laughing at, not with, the Democrats

The working class can beat the crap outta the investor class. Is that a civiliized bumper sticker?

Grand Junction Town Hall: “We can still get along and protest in peace.”

Credit card issuers raising rates, plan more fees as first consumer protections kick in this week

2004 Hurricane Season and this year's season

United Methodists in Ohio support health care for all.

Facebook just bought the rights to nearly everything you do online.

Facebook just bought the rights to nearly everything you do online.

US soldier: "I've seen the great job government can do in getting involved in health care"

Dangling Money, Obama Pushes Education Shift

We won in November IN SPITE OF the mainstream media.

I find it strange that religious groups have not spoken up about healthcare?

Vatican newspaper hails Swiss-US bank deal

I have questions about any public option. . .

Is Mrs. Greenspan, apart from being more than suspect in her imaprtiality, also showing ......

What else will the conservatives demand?

Tom Delay to Dance “Sidestep”

LA Fitness Shooting Victim needs Car Wash to pay for Medical Expenses

Is the pres really caving on a public option, or is the msm spinning

I'd like to thank Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey. He saved me over twenty bucks today.

My Health Care Horror Story: My Son, Adam and Why We Need a Public Option

What's the difference between Orly and Oreo???

The difference between an adult and a 5-year-old

Okay, now I'm confussed, re: Public Option

Let's review the watered down House public option proposal. "A small and ineffectual option"

I'm kinda falling in love with Contessa

Eric Holder is at risk of becoming the WORST ATTORNEY GENERAL IN US HISTORY

Breakthrough: Death Row Prisoner Troy Davis to Get New Innocence Hearing

Birthers, Deathers, Tea Baggers... and now...

Just Got Another Orwell Email From the Right

So what is wrong with co-ops?

Nate Silver (538): there's ample reason for Democrats to be worried, perhaps deeply so about 2010

The Health Care Debate As Depicted By BLAZING SADDLES In Pictures (Lot's of them)

Is the provision to allow pricing of 'Age' as a risk in private plans a Poison pill...

Florida Dems checkin here for an urgent action item that needs to be done TODAY IN PERSON!!!!

Face it, there are limits to what can be spent on health care,

I received an email from the state (AZ) Republican Party... see their anti-HC reform position

TD Ana and that hot water in the Gulf of Mexico

Joe Scarborough's rails against "liberal media" - Imagine if KO or Rachel did this

MSNBC is having that tool GOP staffer who posed as a college student at the town hall on right now.

"We can't afford not to change"

Street flooding in New Orleans this afternoon

Jim Dean (DFA): House will not pass health care without Public Option

Rachel Maddow, my pick for President in 2016

CA: Local Woman, 85 Years Old, Breaks Powerlifting Record In Her Age Group

Corrupt former House Majority Leader Tom Delay to get down on Dancing with the Stars

Hear the Hard Humbug of Hannity . . . please come CAPTION!!!!

How is it possible to have an honest discussion of health care cost reduction and not include ......

Run, don't wobble, and come CAPTION (creatively) Rush Dim-bulb!!

Health Care Reform 2009 = little tweaks, modest improvements to majorly effed up system

CNBC leading discussion bashing Stimulus

Alright, MoveOn, Fess Up

Mourne Michelle's muddy mouth on a Monday . . . please come CAPTION!!!

Lending by bailed-out banks drops again in June

There were actually two men with guns in PHX today and according to TPM. . .

Can healthcare reform pass without a public option? Not in the House

CA: Peregrine Falcons Taken Off Endangered List - Scientist cite ban on the pesticide DDT

Bloggers: Won the battle, loosing the war...

Conversation with two bikers re health care

Senator Feingold demands a Public Option (re-direct)

Sgt. James Crowley, got a four minute standing ovation from FOP

Michael Jackson to be buried on birthday, King of Pop's father says

Sen. Grassley on Health Care: 'The Government Is A Predator'

Kind anyone point out a real life example of why we need a best practices panel?

GOP Embraces Medicare to Kill Health Care Reform

Tom Delay on "DANCING WITH THE STARS?" Should this MoFo be in jail by now?

Whole Foods stock takes a pounding

IF there is a public option, who would run it, and how much would they be paid?

IF there is a public option, who would run it, and how much would they be paid?

The Doctor Is In. The Bullshit Is Gone

American Family Association founder hospitalized in critical condition with meningitis

So if CNN, MTP, FTN and ABC's This Week had been around in Italy and Germany in 1946..

So if CNN, MTP, FTN and ABC's This Week had been around in Italy and Germany in 1946..

Who lives in Open Primary States and will you cross over in 2012 to fuck with the Pukes?

Need Help!!!!

At the end of the day ......

What's this about a Hurricane Bill?

Rove and Miers to Testify Publicly Before Congress About Attorney Firings

Two men were carrying AR-15's Outside Obama's Phoenix Event-3 with Guns

In America, Crazy Is a Preexisting Condition

Just Came from my GP - he supports single payer!

Liberal Dems alarmed by public option move


What should the name for Shrubeenis administration be?

What should the name for Shrubeenis administration be?


Dupe...self delete

Marriott drops blame-victim defense in Conn. rape

A Modern Day Tale

My thought on Woodstock: what made it unique

The Post Office Canard

Sigh... yet more proof that Obama is a corporate stooge like Bush

WHAAA! Republicans want answers on White House e-mails

The Anti-Healthcare Town Hall Meeting Tailgate Party...Photo:


Paying for health care coverage?

If it's about "supply and demand" and "free markets", how come health care costs are so high?

Barack Obama's stepmum: UK's NHS saved me

General Wesley Clark's NY Daily News Op Ed

Joe the Plumber: I used to beat people up behind my woodshed

I don't get the birther controversy, wasn't McCain born in the Panama canal?

Generational pissing contests are cute and all...

Up to 90 percent of US paper money has traces of cocaine

In States With Open Carry Gun Laws

Tales from the deep underwater: Owed $842K, sale price $495K

Can you imagine anyone showing up at GW Bush event, inside or outside, with weapons?

Gingrey is a scumbag. He refuses to answer Matthews about the GOP's non-plan for health care reform.

Sen Tom Coburn thinks it's OK for the current climate of violent threats against the Government

Max Baucus's Unpleasant Position

Been trying for 6 hours and can't get through to the white house.

"The history of health care as a campaign issue." This crap has been going on for over a century.

The REAL RW Problem With Public Option Health Insurance

I need Glen Beck help

Whole Foods alternative in Los Angeles

Where is the button that allows sending messages? I find the inbox.

Dear Grovelbot

Insurer's Stock/Profits rise as public option prospects fade

Why should I as a Senior not be worried about them taking five hundred billion from Medicare?

So Tom Delay is going to be on Dancing with the Stars

To Frenchie or any others with the MSM contacts, do you have Contessa Brewer's email?

Did Godwin's Law get repealed or something?

Tom DeLay joins 'Dancing With the Stars' (CNN) {not The Onion}

In the meantime in the real world.

THIS is why we hated bush.... [pic]

Music To My Ears: "Increasingly Partisan Political Struggle"

Boner issues 'strongly worded letter' to PhRMA

Gah! Even Obama mispronounces "Pundit"

Teabaggers, health care funding and mandates

F*ck Public option. DEMAND Single Payer.

I called the White House: 202-456-1111, spoke to a nice young man

Whatever piece of shit insurance reform we end up getting

Funny story

New Digby Blogger: "Deny Me Health Care or Give Me Death"...

Salon: "I have 2 college degrees, sold a book to Random House, & clean strangers' toilets for money"

There is a fine line between satire and reality....

there is already another thread on this.

CNBC: 'Anyone Who Owns A Suit Can Come On Television'

Wolf on CNN is talking about mermaids.

Ha-ha-ha! Two down on the donations bar above!

TIME: The Secret Life of Tom Daschle, Moonlighting For The Insurance Industry

Katrina Pain Index – 2009 Teabaggers hit the road for a nation wide tour...

Some Woodstock LOVE - What was your favorite performance?

News Corp Losing Money (The Onion)

"The Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid;

Did anyone see Tim Wise on CNN talking to Don Lemon ?

Okay, I know it's August, But DAMN ITS HOT!

No "Dead Queers" means No Discrimination: Anchorage, AK Ordinance 64

Stop blaming everyone else for the shity healthcare we are about to receive ... for fuck's sake

Stimulus provides 177 Lincoln, Ne jobs (Yep Rush, the stimulus was rushed and failed!)

It's not just the health care I'm starting to suspect...Republicans have tainted ALL public sectors

Axed Ted Nugent flipped out on paper; referenced Nazis

I watched 1 hr of NYC Prep today like watching a train wreck and understood

Anti-Obama rally in Atlanta was a bust, but the WSJ played dumb

Nelson (D-Ne) sets health care meetings

Nelson (D-Ne) sets health care meetings

Good work DUers! Mark Sanford has been smacked in the kisser!

Question for those who were at Woodstock,

Bu**sh** protesters were herded into "Free Speech Zones" far away from His Highness.

"Letting insurance companies control health care costs is like making a pyromaniac the fire chief"

the kid 'zach lahn' is on cnn....he says that he got generalities and philosophy

I'm one mad nancy boy tonight.

Nate Silver: How Many Votes Does the Public Option Have? How Many Does it Need?

Orly Taitz Might Run for Office

What category is your main personal email address?

Caption this pic

If by making people purchase Health Insurance it insures better quality care they why

I thought Beck was taking a week off?

It took Pat Buccanan about two second to make debate about race just now...

The politicians are now "talking about football"...

No US Interference in Afghan Elecs--Except James Carville and the US Occupation

Trinidad assault in midst of transgender tolerance

Trinidad assault in midst of transgender tolerance

Tom Delay is going to be on Dancing with the Stars!

What's this I hear about people with gum at an Obama event?

A "Woodstock for the rest of us" thread

From Organizing for America... the Public Option is NOT DEAD. Please stop the spin!!!!

"If we still had the Fairness Doctrine, we would already have Single Payer"

Ron Christie Watch Alert!

One Obama theory about the Public Option...

One Obama theory about the Public Option...

If I was toting a gun, I would wear a holster and not that silly

I used to like TD Banknorth. Now they're TD Bank and they suck.

DHS Acknowledges 11 Unreported Deaths in Immigration Detention (Total of 104)

It's 1994 and George W. Bush narrowly upsets Ann Richards in the TX gubernatorial election...

RNC Won't Support Co-Ops Either

Be a responsible pet owner. Spay or neuter your

Be a responsible pet owner. Spay or neuter your

Eight more companies -- including Wal-Mart -- reportedly pull Glenn Beck ads

is there no end to his ego?

What's the difference between Blue Cross/Blue Shield and a health co-op?

What would you do? Psst...Allstate does NOT support our troops

Afghanistan: War of Choice or War of Necessity?

Rove and Miers to Testify Publicly Before Congress About Attorney Firings

Right Wing Talking Points

Not watching Dancing w/the stars until Delay is out of there, maybe not again, eom.

CREW Calls For Investigation Of Christie

An 82% to 8% majority of Canadians believe their system is superior to the U.S. system

An 82% to 8% majority of Canadians believe their system is superior to the U.S. system

Anyone having trouble emailing the Whitehouse?

Crooks & Liars: NY Daily News Columnist Nails It: Obama is The Real Target, Not Health Policy

A review of Glenn Beck's Common Sense - Worth the read

Republicans are probably laughing their asses off at democratic fracturing re: health care

Honduran Deputy Foreign Minister: US Involved in Honduran Coup

In case you don't get it, the guys carrying guns are doing it to get a rise out of you

Who is Wendell Potter? Why listen to him? (and what to do next)

Has Gore weighed in on the healthcare issue?

New hearing ordered in high-profile US death row case

Obama lashes defense establishment, Congress

"Woodstock ain't over." - Ronald Reagan's Dead Republicon Astrologer*

Every Dem's place is with Obama

Are Democratic Politicians under Corporate Coercion?

I think we all know that it is impossible for Woodstock to have been cool...

Open Carry State DU'ers - Anyone seen someone carrying a rifle urban area?

Obama must learn from Vietnam: Gen. Wesley Clark gives the President advice for Afghanistan

Bachmann Holding Out for Signal From God Before Mounting Presidential Bid

Wal-Mart, CVS, Best Buy ditch Glenn Beck (plus 5 more companies)

GMAC Financial Services has "ceased advertising on the Glenn Beck program"

Do republicans seem more pissed than usual?

Attention SC, NC, & GA DU'ers!!!!

Okay, let's flip this Obama event/gun toting issue. I want to know something.

Well, damn. My car is getting ready to give up the ghost, my

Monday Toons, Part 1

'Grassroots' Freedom Works (HCR forum disruptors) paid Armey $400,000 for part-time job

Where Are the Taliban Getting Money? You Don't Want to Know.

Wendell Potter (ins industry whistleblower) is on Ron Reagan show, Air America NOW. nt

If the private sector is so much better/more efficient than Government...

So Then Who's Getting the Afghan Poppy Money?

There are some things that astound me....

Where would you have to be on the body fat index before Mika has you euthanized?

What do you remember about the "free speech" zones?

Woman Allegedly Pregnant With 12 Babies

Why Does Popular Culture Treat Prison Rape As a Joke?

"The Realist" archives updated. If that mag title is unfamiliar, you have all the more need to

Bachmann: I'll Run For President -- If God Calls Me To Do It

It appears as if today's two minute hate is: Anything Woodstock.

Glen Beck's continuing advertisers:

Scalia says there’s nothing unconstitutional about executing the innocent.

What makes Kathleen Sebelius qualified to be Secretary of Health?

Idaho’s wolf hunt is on

I'm calling you out Mr. President

I have known exactly two people I would call proper hippies.

Take Metformin? No health insurance for you!

The 10 previous times Obama has rope-a-doped his opponent, people thought he had caved, too

Man Outside Obama Rally with AR-15 & Handgun

The letter I just sent to Obama

Colorofchange:Wal-Mart, CVS, Best Buy ditch Glenn Beck (plus 5 more companies)

Do they ever stop screwing you?

Do they ever stop screwing you?

Grace Slick

So....all boomers and hippies were republicans?

Well this just takes the cake. Joe Scarborough encourages Mika to "Work the Poll"

On healthcare.... and how threads become flame wars

Monday Toons, Part 2

Medical Costs Are the Only Thing More Outrageous Than Insurance Costs

Which Would Be Better: Health Insurance "Co-ops" Or Nothing At All?

Thank you to who ever gave me the star.

How Rod Blagojevich could hit rock bottom even more.

"Barely Squeaking By On $300,000 A Year"

The "Game" is: Health Care Reform Is Really Health INSURANCE Reform! BrainWashing 101!

Call Congress RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!!

Pelosi: 'There Is Strong Support In The House For A Public Option'


A question of priorities

My apologies for laughing at Facebook and Twitter

When Pres. Obama signs into law Health Care Reform with a robust Public Option what will doomers say

The Dude abides.

Warning - this story may squick you. It did me: No charges to be filed in dog case in New Zealand

Would you guys go for a public option that wasn't called a public option?

Poll: Is a public insurance option an "essential element" in health care reform?

Obama Pushes States to Shift on Education--More charter schools & test scores used to judge teachers

Bernie Madoff's Other Secret: His Hadassah CFO Mistress

We're on Rush!

On Free Republic, their quarterly fund drives last for two months.

What's this about Rush Limbaugh being a junkie pedophile?

Dear DU: Please refrain from using words that refer to body parts or are otherwise degrading.

Oh, for f***'s sake...

The GOP: Poised for a Big Comeback?

"WTimes Hypocritical Obama-Nazi Slur" by Robert Parry (8-17-09 Consortium News)

Axed Ted Nugent flipped out on paper; referenced Nazis

I really don’t like to be viewed as someone who dislikes hippies, their ideals, or their history.

I'm hearing President Obama saying something that I hear from right-wingers all the time.

Ohio police dispatcher passes along racist image of Air Force One.

Thom Hartmanns Modest Proposal

In defense of the Woodstock generation

I don't want INSURANCE - I want HEALTH CARE.

Scalia says there’s nothing unconstitutional about executing the innocent.

Time for the Progessive Caucus to kill health care reform

Wal-Mart, CVS, Best Buy ditch Glenn Beck (plus 5 more companies)

Was woodstock a significant event to minorities at the time? Does it remain significant?

Overburdened doctors are shunning all types of insurance...

TPM: Twelve Carry Guns -- Including Assault Rifle -- Outside Obama Event

***flamebait*** controversial title inserted here ***flamebait*** to counter the Glen Beck advertiser boycot

Brady Campaign: "Presidential protesters need to leave their firearms at home - no exceptions"

Hate to say this but if "reform" passes without a public option

Reader's Digest files for bankruptcy

So George Bush Jr. got an entire army to protect him when he

It's Time to Legalize Drugs

A guy wearing one of these ......

Just picked up a Combivent inhaler and paid $122.

A Proposed Musical Bridge To Join The Gaping Wound Of Boomer/XYZMMM Whiny Wanker Wars

"I made this movie as if it was going to be the last movie I was allowed to make." Michael Moore

Is it time for the progressives to consider a primary challenger to Obama in 2012?

Cops Tazer Child 19 Times Leaving Him in a Coma

Kurt Cobain = "Everyone at Woodstock lied to me."

Woodstock, Hippies and boomers.

Is a public option the best criterion for success in health care reform?

I wonder... if the "mis-speek" was to get HIS base riled enough to do something...

No Public Option?

If you still support prosecution of those who authorized torture, please recommend.

Alternatives to DU?

Beaten for being gay

Reason vs. emotion

Rep. Ellison (D-Minn.): It is 'time to defend' the public option

Hutchison announces campaign for Texas governor

Peta: assholes at being assholes

Feinstein -- I got an actual letter


Bring a laser pointer to the next Presidential Town Hall in an open carry state...

Texas judge in death row appeal faces charges

Texas public schools required to teach Bible this year

Dear Grovelbot

Why Do I Harbor So Much Hatred Toward Rich People?

people unable to donate, check in here...

Is satire dead?

Trueblood is on!!!

Could someone re-up my star? I will be the BFF of whoever does it.

Nowhere Fast

Music legend dies

My newest poem now lives (with permission!) in the Writer's group!

The best science fiction...

Paradise Garage

me singing songs about vegetables in the garden

I am da nurd!

Your dream concert

Hey, jump in on this

I just read a fascinating, sad passage from a book about life in rural Italy in 1956

Pre-pay cell phone suggestions?

Everyone take a deep toke and chill

J K Simmons is magnificent in Burn After Reading

According to Gallup polls 1 in 12 Americans is unaware that bird is the word

Thank you, beautiful DUer...

Covers of disco tunes!

oh, burn! SonofPtah spent Saturday outside in Prescott.

Help me. Let's play guess the movie. I saw it a couple of weeks

Piña colada

Talk about making lemonade out of a lemon , this is it :

Talk about making lemonade out of a lemon , this is it :

I have a really bad eating habit.

What Is So Wrong with "<0" ?

A heartfelt thank you to my Donor Star Angel.

Piña Collider

Mr.President: We need a pubic option now!!!!

post your song!!!!`

Enjoy ....

I want a wolfhound SO BAD

Congratulate me. I just fixed my computer chair with about 30 zip-ties.

I had two glasses of wine tonight , wish I can have more

question about donating to DU via paypal

this here is a jam

So I'm watching Donnie Darko...and the evil rabbit man shows up...

I'm enjoying a free concert

Has anyone seen Oceans 12?

I want to have Grovelbot's children.

Goblinmonger apreciation thread.

The 10 trippiest cereal commercials

I did not know my cat was a girl!

A frikkin' HAWK just took a drink from my lawn sprinkler, about six feet away from me

Fake arms and fake legs..he is a por*************..the word didn't come up in the spell check

Tom DeLay to be on "Dancing With the Stars" - WTF?

To boost Detroit's sagging economy, how about an apocalyptic reality show?

Out of the mouths of babes. I was playing with my 2 1/2 yo grandson this weekend .

1,200 lb.. cupcake? Works for me.

Who put the moon up there?

Tiger Woods Blows Miniature Golf Tournament to Y.A. Tittle

Who put up the Memphis State Tigers logo??

i got a BM from dinner!!!!!


DU Lounge action alert---if you do one thing in GD, recommend this post!

There were times when I didn't think I was going to make it.

i got a PM from Skinner!!!!!

When you lean forward, does the weight of your own head sometimes make you tip over?

What kind of wedgie does Glenn Beck need?

I just blocked both of my SIL's on Facebook. I wish I could do it in real life.

Roadrunner Turbo

Ha ha HA! Thanks to whomever suggested vinegar

The exam dream, with a twist.

What women really want:

*******HAPPY BIRTHDAY to mithnanthy!!*******

*******HAPPY BIRTHDAY to tishaLA!!*******

I'm baking Zomby Woof's skillet cornbread!!!!!

*******HAPPY BIRTHDAY to laruemtt!!*******

Scene-stealing squirrel and Canadian rapper crash Banff tourist photo

I really hate it when traffic circles fuck up the traffic grid of Washington DC

When a British person says, "Oh, rather..."

are you and your SO well matched,

*******HAPPY BIRTHDAY to mth44sc!!*******

*****mystery DUer appreciation thread*****

It's my little sister's birthday,today.

So how did all those Amazon Women get on the moon anyway?

Mad Men is on in 5 minutes! OMG!! So excited!!!

Okay, I give up. What does "NGU" mean?

None of you understand. I'm not locked in here with you.

The 10 Most Expensive cities in the world--which one is the MOST worth it?

The gun nuts are flocking to GD

Woodstock 94 was cool Woodstock 99 was stupid

Dumbest warning label EVER!!

Calm Down! Let's everyone take a deep breath...

Who's watching Big Brother???

Attempting to Transform from a public university to a private one

awesome idea or disaster in the making? Can't do worse than Tom Cruise

DU Song Of The Day

Which trashy talk show would you most like to watch live?

Taking Woodstock

I miss Khash too

Am I a bad person, because I put my groceries in double plastic bags?

URGENT. Somebody tell me that there really is a "Lake Fritztool".

Attempting to Transfer from a public university to a private one

My forgetter's getting better, but my rememberer is broke

More stuff you can't live without - Squeez Bacon

So which is your favorite sticky so far?

Thanks for the star, anonymous poster

State of the Nation

Three Little Pups

How come every character on TV named "Cooper" is called 'Coop' by his friends?

I would like to thank each and every one of you.

I would like to thank each and every one of you.

Even better than the real thing

Red shirt and magenta tie

Day/weekend of the year you get the drunkest?

Anyone here Roku?

I'm starting to get nervous

M A D M E N - - Alright, who wached last night?

Live snake eater. Beat this weird. You can't.

I went to a HS mini-reuinion for the class two years ahead of me

Do you know what I want?

Which cartoon character/series do you most wish would be made into a good movie?

I forgot to grab my change from self-checkout......

I've always wanted to see a Stormtrooper take a dump on the toilet. Thanks to the DU Stickie board

A picture of Donna

The bird is the word

If the litter box could talk, it would say...

Just got back from the Vet. My dog has an Epulis in her mouth.

Holy mother of fuck!!!!!

I don't know if this has been posted yet, but have a laugh.

Is anyone going to Burning Man this year or go last year?

I LOVE SQUIRRELS!!! Raised Many, Many Of Them From An Eye-Dropper.....

Does anybody still use handcuffs? Chains?

Do you know any old people (or maybe not old) that refer to "gums" as "gooms"?

Which LOLCAT Are You test?

I am calling something you like stupid

Inspecter Lewis on PBS Mystery

The impending Maryanne War on TRUE BLOOD looks very promising

WHY do people hate?

I lost my job today. Feeling pretty down about it.

Does anybody still use snow tires? Chains?

Your cry-like-a-baby book?

What is the best pick up line you heard or used?

You ever know someone who says "I'm sorry" all the time?

So there I was going off to buy a new cheap car...

Who said the 80s put out crap music?!

Do you obey all traffic laws?

Did you know Sarah Palin is a member of Mensa???

No one else saw Ponyo?

George Clooney is 48 years old. His current girlfriend is 30, the previous was 29....

I wish I would have discovered Carl Sagan before Timothy Leary

Saw Greenday last night at the Pepsi Center

I wanna take a ride on your disco stick...

OMG!!! BEST * TRUE * BLOOD * EVER!!!!! **** spoilers of course ****

No female captains in Star Trek

Not sure what I first saw when I saw this image

Afghan government seeks Election Day truces with insurgents

New York Labor Coalition Calls on the Wealthiest Americans to Pay Their Fair Share for Health Care R

White House Appears Ready To Drop 'Public Option'

Iraq abandons nationwide census

Mexico in major customs shake-up

Cuomo likely to file Schwab ARS suit on Monday: report

Pakistan: Suicide bombing kills at least 6 in NW

U.S. pay czar says he can "claw back" exec compensation

Pakistan 'extremist' is shot dead

India PM: Pakistan terror groups planning attacks

Pakistan seeks U.S. backing for energy projects

Anti-gay attacks on rise in Iraq

DeLay, Osmond will go ‘Dancing’ this season

China to appeal WTO ruling on entertainment imports

Most U.S. Money Laced With Cocaine

Strong quakes hit off Japan, rattle Taiwan

Obama to offer update on Afghan war

Taiwan receives international aid

Police officer who arrested Gates to address FOP

NZ man seeks justice for brother at KRouge trial

BB&T takes over Colonial BancGroup

China trade official goes to Washington on tires case

Protesters heckle US Republican Huckabee in Jerusalem

GMAC Financial Services has "ceased advertising on the Glenn Beck program"

Up to 90 percent of US paper money has traces of cocaine

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Executive Pay

Hacker Albert Gonzales charged with largest ID theft ever involving 130M credit, debit cards

US blamed Iran for Lockerbie bomb

Kevin Spacey's Abramoff is tight with Bush & Cheney in 'Casino Jack'

Dean: Public option a must for health care reform

Wal-Mart, CVS, Best Buy ditch Glenn Beck (plus 5 more companies)

China sovereign fund may eye Hollywood: report

Georgia death row inmate gets new hearing

U.S. Builders Upbeat, Manufacturing Shows Some Life

Nasa assembles Ares test rocket

Hague judge says US fought terror blindly

HMO stocks up on signs public health plan fading

(Iraq) Yazidi villagers build sand barriers to guard against attacks

Republicans want answers on White House e-mails

Obama aide says president still favors public health plan

Obama to seek to rally support for Afghan war effort

Authorities charge men with stealing 130 million credit card numbers

Obama: Iraq war to end in 2011

Dogfighters get creative as spotlight on Vick case fades

Notorious warlord returns to Afghanistan to help Karzai

US govt says $1.92M P2P damage award totally fair

Many killed in Russia bomb attack

ELCA To Consider Gay Clergy At Mpls. Convention

Supreme Court says Georgia man should get chance to prove innocence in court(Troy Davis)

Obama administration says marriage law unfair

Huckabee slams Obama in pro-settlement Israel visit

Chicago shuts down to save money

Weiner: No public option could cost as many as 100 House votes

Minister warned over 'UK Roswell'

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Monday August 17

China villagers storm lead plant

Sheriff: Ga. couple likely killed in dog attack(Probably Wild Pack)

Gearing up for abortion protests

Feingold "not interested" in health bill without public plan

Administration Official: "Sebelius Misspoke"

Reader’s Digest filing for bankruptcy protection

Obama: Afghanistan War Is "Fundamental"

Ex-wife admits Kuwait wedding arson

More men with guns at Obama event

Progressive Caucus: Our position (on public option) has not, and will not, change.

18 Taliban Reported Killed in Pakistan (by civilians)

The Happytones: I Hate Republicans (Time for an update. Call out to DUers with A/V editing skills)

Todd Snider - This Land Is Our Land

Brother of Milwaukee Mayor says he stepped up, did right thing in stopping domestic violence assault

Paroled Florida Sex Offenders forced to live under bridge

Rachel Maddow on Meet The Press - Sums up Obama's legacy on health care effort

Meet the Press: Take Two w/ Rachel Maddow

Rep. Bernice Johnson (D-TX) - No Public Option, "very, very difficult" to support HC reform bill

Regina Schwartz on Best Practices: Testing the 2008 Primary GOTV Calls - Netroots Nation Day 3

Mary McClelland on Best Practices: Testing the Youth Vote, Netroots Nation Day 3

Dean touts public option on CBS this morning, also on Morning Joe.

CNN: Thousands Show Up For Free Health Care Clinic In Los Angeles

TYT: Conservative 'Activist' KG Is A Fraud -- He DOES Have Insurance!

Mobile Minute w/ Dr. Dale - Imprecatory Psalms

Sebelius: Public Option "Not Essential" In Health Care Reform

Dropping The Public Plan - Bloomberg

Blue Dog Mike Ross: I will never vote for a bill to kill old people, period

Rep. Meek: There are members of Congress telling health insurers, ‘We have your back.’

TYT: MORE Idiotic Anti-Obama Signs (What Is O'Baba?)

ANIMATION:Terror Yokels by Ted Rall

Chris Bowers: Misinformation on the Interet vs Television, Netroots Nation Day 3

Glenn Beck's Hate Speech, Paid For By...

Obama's Healthcare Compromise?

The Two Minutes Hate: August 17, 2009

Joe The Plumber: Years ago, Congress would've been taken behind woodshed & slapped upside the head

People Bring Assault Weapons/Pistols To Obama Event

I still trust and support Obama.

Senator Sanders: "I am a strong advocate of a public option..."

TPM: Man Outside Phoenix Rally with Assault Rifle & Handgun

Without a mandate to buy healthcare ....

So do you ever wonder what it would cost for America to implement Canadian single payer

So can the public option pass the Senate with 51 votes?

We had a scene at my little Town Hall today. What's going on nationally

People are now carrying assault rifles at presidential appearances

If I didn't know better, I'd think the MSM was trying to divide us.

Sorry, Mr. President, not good enough.

Feingold demands a Public Option

I don't believe I have EVER seen DU so completely discombobulated

Liberals complain over Obama concession

Howard Dean: "This is politics. Public Option will be in Final Bill." [VIDEO]

The BIG LIE on Chris Matthews Hardball: Democrats need 60 votes to pass healthcare legislation.

Walmart, CVS, Best Buy, GMAC Among 8 Major Companies To Pull Ads From Glenn Beck Show

Did He trade away a public option today?

John Wilkes Booth sat in on several of Lincoln's speeches

Ohio police dispatcher passes along racist image of Air Force One.

Prez Event Or Gun Show? 12 w/ Guns Outside Obama Speech

What part of "its up to us" to get this passed are we not getting? The Health Care Bill


"Squandered Opportunity" some pretty harsh words from The Nation:

Big Ed is GOING OFF!!! saying the White House has a communication problem

Should Sebelius be fired.....

Huckabee slams Obama in pro-settlement Israel visit

National Co-op.

OMG! Now conservative NPR is IN ON IT!

Great flowchart on where the current healthcare reform model will take us

At 1:24 video the white guy with a gun says "we got a good looking young Black man with an AR-15"

If the public option gets dropped, will more republicans vote yes?

FLASHBACK-April 2008: Obama just can't "seal the deal"

Republicans will attack the health care bill -- public option or not.

The ED Show beginning now! He's MAD!!!!!! -nt

Wash. Times defends "fact-based" editorials comparing Obama to Nazis

What "not the most essential" REALLY means.

The Economic Hit Men are Knock, Knock, Knocking on our Health Care Door

PHOTO Eisenhower's secretary meets the President

Amusing Google News Overview Of Whitehouse Email Problem

Pelosi To White House: We’re Standing Firm Behind Public Option

Baucus proposed Medicare-style public option last November

Gibbs answers reporters' questions on the public option: "Nothing has changed."

Burr: Public option okay if you leave private sector alone

Today I am sick of progressives and DUers, its only August 16 and many of you are accepting defeat

Big Ed said Obama is acting like a Senator instead of a President

Talkingpointsmemo: Think the GOP Will Support Co-ops? Think Again!

PHOTOS Well, that was a warm welcome at Phoenix Sky Harbor

I Think It Was Just Too Big A Responsibility To Give The Dems......

Chris Matthews Show is all about "I Hate the Public Option."

Administration Official: "Sebelius Misspoke."

The AP calls this reporting?

Medical Cooperatives fail on three points -viability, universality and 'solidarity'

President Obama is the real target of health care protesters, not policy

FL-Sen, FL-21, FL-25: Crist Cooking Up a Three-Way?

Oh ye that are losing faith in Obama... let me ask you a simple question...

IL-Sen: Kirk Posts Slim Lead Over Giannoulias in Rasmussen Poll

So, let me get this straight. A verbal or written threat against the

They want progressives to be mad at Obama about health care.

something no one ever expected to see

AFL-CIO September Union Convention might not back healthcare bill proposed by Congress ....

Thom Hartmann imitates AP

Krugman: The public option as a signal

VA-Sen: Fifth Pollster Shows Big Deeds Gap

Vote counting is at the heart of the matter.

It looks like many on the Left are quitters like Sarah Palin

Reconciliation - I'm bewildered, sort of

Congressmen Restate Support for Public Option

I am sorry, but I think the us in the U.S. have been so bushized in the last 8 years

Ezra Klein is right. A co-op would only serve to solve a 'political' problem.

TPM: Rep. Anthony Weiner: No Vote in House on Health Care Bill Without a Public Option

Robert Reich: The public option's last stand

just saw a new afscme healthcare reform commercial on msnbc!

Exchanges, Co-Ops And Cop-Outs On Health Care Reform

If we get one senator to filibuster a bill without a public option

Gibbs: No "Postal Service" for Health Care


Insurance reform, I can do that for about 350 billion over 10 years

Two AR-15 & More than 1 Handgun Carrier Outside Phoenix Obama Event

House won't pass Healthcare without a Public Option.

I have had it up to here and then some..with the self righteous

Awwwww is Sasha saluting alongside POTUS? It looks like it

MO-Sen, IL-Sen: Republicans Blunt, Kirk Mislead on Health Care

Regarding Chess, Checkers and the Public Option

I just called CNN and asked them why

Let's review the watered down House public option proposal. "A small and ineffectual option"

Thousands in NC plan for death

Ad hits Burr on health care

Grassley's Not Even Trying

Rich Americans Scrambling Over Tax Dodge Crackdown

Not About Whether Obama Supports the Public Option

Minnesota House Speaker Is Running for Governor

Media Matters: Please give a warm welcome to our death panelists.

Time to 'pull the plug on Grassley.' He says he won't vote for bill that gets few Republican votes.

Isn't it sad that right now Squeaky Fromme

White House Comment Line (202-456-1111) has been busy all day!

Did you call your Senators and Rep today?

I like Mike, but he didn;t make the TWO most important movies he should have made

Media running with this "Obama has given up the Public Option" - Proof: Use of Sliver and Essential

Another healthcare capsule summary

I wish Obama would follow Kucinich's lead and help fund states who create single payer plans.

Tell Ceci Connolly to go back to journalism school

Krugman on medical-industrial complex, right-wing propaganda machine and a true public option


Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Admin Changes Tone on DOMA

"In chasing the Sebelius comments... media outlets ignored Robbert Gibbs' appearance..."

Heritage Wrote Obama's Insurance Plan - says buzzflash

live: obama speaking to vfw on cspan. nt

Contact the White House on a public option

If it's a co-op, it must be national, with a majority of gov't appointed board members

Grassley Retracts Claim That Government Could “Pull The Plug On Grandma”

We Shall Overcome

I'm jealous of Republicans

FACT NOT IN DISPUTE: Obama ALREADY said any bill signed MUST MUST have public option included!!!

Former Gov. Dean calls public option indispensable

DU GD:P... 8/16/09

When I'm pushed down, I get back up and fight harder than before!

Ignagni on MSNBC making the case insurance reforms with subsidies will solve our healthcare problems

Lincoln will not ‘preclude’ herself from voting ‘no’ on health care reform.

The congressional budget office may drive a strong public option into reality

Why James Carville needs to be put out to pasture as a Democratic strategist

Reprint of my June 19, 2009 Prediction on the Public Option's Future

we should shine a strong light on the finances of the blue dogs and

Sally Kalson, Pittsburgh P-G:-"invent some lies like the republicans do."

I went to Grovelbot's Big Board and found this sweet video!

Who would be the bigger threat to President Obama in 2012?

Media starting some shit - They are instigating a Rumble!

They were right about those "death panels"

Let the Insurance Companies just write the damn bill, sign it and move on!

Drudge is dead on ... Obama is flying a white flag.

Good job bridge jumpers, thumbsuckers, quitters, Chicken Little's, and trolls!!!!

Administration sorta-kinda resets health-plan vague non-promises to previous suck level!!!

A baliout for the rest of us

With all the demands on the HCR by special interests

Sunday night and it looks like the long knives are out again...

Obama may drop public insurer option

Paul Krugman: The Swiss Menace

2 Aministration officials: Sibelius mispoke...

I hear Hillary Clinton is going to endorse McCain?!?

As far as I know, Congress is on holidays and President Obama is

Life After the Death of the Public Option (Nate Silver)

I believe in President Obama. I do not believe he has givin up on Public Option

Democrats may tap Wicker to run against Burr

The State of Texas has a "insurance of last resort" for automobiles

I think this is all very simple

Does Anyone Have a List of Obama's Next Townhall Meetings?

Did a health care reform bill pass today when I wasn't looking?

NV-Gov: GOPer Federal Judge Steps Down, May Take on Gibbons

Hello! AP is not your maker! Stop treating them with any respect or credibility!

If the public option really is "failing", whose at fault and what should be done...

Bill Cunningham (RW radio host) Tonight

Saw an AARP pro Obama health care plan ad tonight. Was really good. See here:

White House appears ready to bend on health-care overhaul

A Quick Note for those Who Want To Abandon Obama and the Democratic Party en masse

With the public option "not essential", there's nothing to demonize except the co-ops.

I believe that the "no go on the po-op" hysteria will be noped by the POTUS tomorrow.

Free Universal healthcare is Easy: Russian Brides-Like Lookup-Service Containing Americans. DONE!

Among the Democrats NOT to blame:

F$%@k you Obama

My Lineup For Next Sunday's Talk Shows:

My letter to my congressperson about health care reform

F#@k you Obama!

Six days.

This is why I voted for Wetzelbill/Kurovski last year....

aaaaaaaaaand there go the floodgates of doom

Can Medicare Part D be changed to adopt Price Negotiations?

Only a minority of the congressional Democrats are to blame

POLL* President Obama "Defender of the people" or "Corporate Enabler"

To Save His Administration, Here’s the One Question Obama Should NEVER Answer

Paulistas Are Being Played Like a Fiddle

How the Health Care Debate Should Be Framed

The Great Government Swine Flu Conspiracy

President's Coverage Promise Is No Keeper

Warriors for Christ: Is Promise Keepers Making a Comeback?

Patrick Cockburn: Only Time Can Heal Some Iraqi Wounds

The Evolution of a Health Care Bill

Chuck Grassley Insanity Confirmed: He’s a Glenn Beck Fan

WaPo: It's Time to Legalize Drugs

The First Die-off (James Howard Kunstler)

AlterNet: Why Are Cops Tasering Grandmothers, Pregnant Women and Kids?

Foreign Workers Won't Be Furloughed By University System (H-1B's)

As Slowdown Drags On, IBM Looks to Governments for New Growth

Obama's Health Insurance Plan Channels...The Heritage Foundation?

DeadSpin: The Hamiltons In Jesusland

Jesselyn Radack:Financial Whistleblowers, Brad Birkenfeld & UBS

The Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs Are...

Thom Hartmann: Dear President Obama: A Modest Medicare Proposal

The Sellout May be Complete

The Commons Exposed

Ann Wright: Guam Resists Military Colonization

In Defense of Britain's Health System

Obama Surrenders on Health Care

Happy States and the Economic Crisis

CNN Commentary: How insurance firms drive debate

We CAN fight back! And win!


Take ANOTHER moment for a LAUGH

Sticky Fingers: The Super Rich Set a New Greed Grab Record

Tom Delay in DWTS to dance to Whorehouse song

Another COIN Skeptic: Hamid Karzai

Guardian UK: American healthcare is in truth already rationed

Exchanges, Co-Ops And Cop-Outs On Health Care Reform

Wendell Potter: How Insurance Firms Drive Debate

Come somebody please explain Donnesbury for August 15th

Opera in the Fifth Dimension (wish I could see it)

Obama's 'Health Plan B': Outsource Public Option to 'Out-of-Network' Countries

A Lifeless Cure

at-Largely (Jeff Huber): Look Who's Not Talking

Without a public option, Obama’s health plan must die

HOw to knock a Trillion dollars off the Health Care Reform bill - eliminate subsidies to insurers.

Cost to cover uninsured 2010-2019 with NO Health Care Reform: $1.2 Trillion - (new better number)

Swimmers are told to wear burkinis

The conservative Christian's reaction to "Obama-Care."

No Public Option? Then NO Mandate

Our Last Chance to Preserve Life On Earth Is Slipping Away

Can Game Theory Predict When Iran Will Get the Bomb?

What President Obama doesn't want....

Obama=Socialist Campaign Gives Socialism New Cachet (Charles Dews)

The Pro-Choice movement will lose without a change of strategy.

The GOP's Misplaced Rage

Whole Foods Boycott Picks Up Steam

Administration Still Defending the Indefensible DOMA

Dear President Obama: A Modest Medicare Proposal

Dr. Howard Dean on Dr. Nancy today: Co-ops Don't Work; Public Option is the Only True Reform

I will not be visiting Tennessee anytime soon.

Capt Paul Watson talks about Whale Wars - Interview on Tree Hugger Radio

Billionaires for Wealthcare

Study links (Australian) drought with rising emissions

Australia to split green energy from carbon laws

Geothermal power search holds promise, threat (of earthquakes)

Most Americans support energy infrastructure overhaul

China: The new Big Oil

Agricultural Methods of Early Civilizations May Have Altered Global Climate, Study Suggests

Kindling For Climate Change—Toolik scientists study the long-term impact of a … fire in the Arctic

Peak oil review - Aug 17

Drumbeat: August 17, 2009

Wheat nutrition declines as CO2 rises

Oilwatch Monthly August 2009

Dutch reactor shutdown to fuel further (medical) isotope shortage

Climate change has some Texas animals fleeing (North to escape) the Texas heat

China study urges greenhouse gas caps, peak in 2030

Average Snow Cover At Australia's Highest Ski Resort Down 30-40% Over 50 Years - AAP

Stressed crops emit more methane than thought—could promote global warming

Peat-Forest Fires Out Of Control On Borneo - Direct Threat To Largest Remaining Orang Population

NY Times: A New Test for Business and Biofuel

Australia Pushing Limits Of Continent's Life-Support System, Says Federal Report - SMH

Explosion at Russia's Largest Hydroelectric Plant Kills 8

YouTube video....Middlebury College Biomass Gasification Plant

Scientists Tracking Rapid Thermokarsting As Permafrost Collapse Hits Alaskan Arctic - C&EN

'The Clunkers of the Power-Plant World'—Old Coal-Fired Facilities Could Escape New Rules

Climate change to make Texas too hot for some species

Energy firms in secret talks on nuclear 'levy'

Chile sees tidal power filling energy gap

Researchers: shrinking Teton glaciers will affect Utah water

Honey, I shrunk the fuel cell! Next-gen GM hydrogen stack gets small

There will be NO forest jobs!

Chinese coal purchase (of Australian mining co) could start a trend

"Crops Are Shriveling As India Faces The Spectre Of Drought, But Economists Still Upbeat" - AFP

Mass. looks to forests for renewable energy source (wood-burning power plants)

Ecclesiastical Series: Cardinals sweep Padres

A belated thank you

Gloat-free Baseball Scores (Sunday, August 16)

Is everyone ordering one of these new NFL jerseys?

What is your 2009 Super Bowl prediction?

NFLPA director Smith convinced players will be locked out in 2011

Mark Messier named Special Assistant to the President (NY Rangers)

Wow, Orioles fall on their swords and trade 1B Aubrey Huff

Wright rejoins Mets, says head feels better

I love this picture...

The yo-yo soap opera that is Brett Favre's life

Madden 10

Raiders' Head Coach punches assistant -- sends him to hospital

Marlins reach 13 straight with 10-plus hits

Everton 1 - 6 Arsenal

The Giants' humiliation grows.

To the Couch Potato who thinks Golf is lame and not a sport....

The Ugly Cuban-American in Honduras

Honduras: Sufficient Number of People Killed, Maimed and Tortured for NYT to Say “Basta?”

(Revised) HONDURAS: Is It “Clockwork Orange” Time? Videos of State Repression That Will Make You Say

Urgent Plea from Radio Progreso (my translation)

Bolivia Prescribes Solidarity: Health Care Reform under Evo Morales

Honduras: OAS’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Arrives Today

Young Resistance Leader Gerardo Torres: To scream goal

DAY 46: Political Prisoners, Elections and the Continuing Resistance

Reasons why GOLF is lame

Arabs ask for EU support on Israel nuke resolution

Good thing this was a gun-free zone, otherwise someone might have been shot

If an antigun mayor were brained with a pipe .....

Too gung-ho? Israel military rabbis draw criticism

Palestinians prefer Abbas and Fatah to Hamas: poll

Palestinian leader stresses talks, not "resistance"

In States With Open Carry Gun Laws

Mubarak to Tell U.S. Israel Must Make Overture

Orly Taitz: Obama policies are 'clear and present danger to Israel'

"I saw them lying on the floor crying... and I realized I had to buy the gun."

Any pictures of vehicles with pro gun and pro Obama stickers at the same time?

Jerusalem families waiting for US action

Who Is Human Rights Watch’s Joe Stork?

Honduras Coup: The Labor Angle

Economic Report: Economic Upturn Won't Mean Better Employer-Employee Communication

Countering the Lies about Health Care Reform

Daily Kos: To: Unions From: Netroots Re: Thank you for Pittsburgh

Today in Labor History Aug 17 IWW War Trials in Chicago & the Spam Strike

Wolking: Majority of Seniors Have Positive View of Medicare

NFLPA Advises Players About Potential 2011 Lockout

Labor Day with WIN

USA Today: More lawmakers tackle rise of wage-theft complaints

Gingko -oops please delete

Hope you're not sick of green...

Can anyone identify this pink thing?

I took a long bike ride today. Come with me if you want and really get tired of "green"

While recuperating at home

There were fire dancers at Confluence Park in Denver tonight.

For Trusty Elf and others --- BAMBERG Germany

Blasting Neutrinos Under Wisconsin May Yield Big Payoff

Slash-And-Burn May Have Altered Early Climate Thousands of Years Ago

Ares Rocket Passes Milestone Amid Growing Uncertainty

Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think

"Gobsmacked" at 70,000 Ft

"analysis: Banks added 10,000 branches in boom"

Amex card Aug 09 letter - from fixed to variable plus 3+ increases! . See the letter:

BB&T takes over Colonial BancGroup

Chrysler to build Fiat 500 in Mexico

Anyone else get a free airplane ticket from Regions Bank???

Is Nothing Sacred in This Recession? Reader's Digest Set to File for Bankruptcy

Foreign purchases of US long-term securities surges

Asian markets crashing

Global markets tanking because...

I believe

If the public option goes down will some of our enemies apologize to us

Obama affirms DOMA is discriminatory, calls for repeal in legal brief

Solution to gay marriage issue?

A very sad day for Anchorage.

Six Lobbyists Per Lawmaker Work to Shape Health-Care Overhaul

Obama Campaign Ad Firms Signed On to Push Health-Care Overhaul

There will be no health care bill at all...

Battling inflammation, disease through food

So what IS Big Oil/Gas doing with all those profits?

Latest lie being pushed is that Obama refused to put his family on the insurance "plan"

Let's review the watered down House public option proposal. "A small and ineffectual option"

Low maternal vitamin D increases risk of HIV transmission to child and infant mortality - x

If you get the H1N1 flu now does that mean that you have immunity for the rest of the season?

World Cancer Research Fund recommends no processed meat in kids lunches

Has anyone received this email,

Senator Feingold demands a Public Option (re-direct)

You Want Health Care? Then FIGHT For IT

"Mad as Hell Doctors" Embark on Cross Country Care-A-Van to Demand Single-Payer from Congress

Thank you for the star, Annonymous donor!

Does anyone who posts here or who wants to post here need a star?

here I go again...please bear with me...

Interpretations of Right and Left.

Believers Invest in the Gospel of Getting Rich

Why Newt Gingrich Converted to Catholicism

Sharia courts conquer UK

What do you think of this article ?

Education at charters is spotty, oversight lax

steam in bread oven

Sunday Marathon: The Dishes Are All Done Edition.

I know most of you if not all are serious foodies.

Salsa Suggestions

State senator linked to pyramid scheme (Jeff Wentworth)

Not Throwing in the Public Option towel just yet, but...

Climate change has some Texas animals fleeing the Texas heat

No debris outside the Pentagon

Texas public schools required to teach Bible this year?

'Dancing With the Stars' cast includes Tom DeLay (puke)

Ian Halperin's "Michael Jackson: Unmasked" - Complete Trash

DeLay, Osmond will go ‘Dancing’ this season

Ryan White's Mom on Michael Jackson and Ryan's Relationship With Him.