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Archives: August 23, 2009

LA-Sen: Louisiana Dems File Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Vitter

Fucking insurance companies! I swear that they make

Fucking insurance companies! I swear that they make

E. O. Wilson interview: We must save the living environment

Smarm Alert: Ralph Reed AND Sean Hannity together!


Boy runs into burning house to save family

Boy runs into burning house to save family

French Healthcare : Republicans nightmare (video included)

Local papers forum is closing...

Republicans, Religion and the Triumph of Unreason

Harry Patch, Britain's last-surviving WWI veteran, died last month

Lou Dobbs Tours Single-Payer Systems Abroad and Realizes, Holy Crap They're Good

It's Unanimous

Health insurers explore savings in overseas care!

Don't miss this in GDP

C'mon get it to 899

Military to give detainee names to Red Cross

I know that I've seen this on here...

Maher: NEW RULES, Aug. 21st, on HuffPo Link below

Barnes and Noble in Frisco, Texas. Right wing books in bargain bin

Maybe this is a bit late

Please Let This Be True

Baynews9 (tampa/st pete) GOP/freeper house organ helps lying astroturf POS

Republicans lie

self deleted

U.S. girds for vast swine flu vaccine effort

U.S. girds for vast swine flu vaccine effort

Who was lucky 900????

TATOO! ...Octomom gets a tattoo for all her kids - just like Angelina!

"On Friday, Mr. Kerry wrote to the founder and chairman of Xe, Erik D. Prince..."

"On Friday, Mr. Kerry wrote to the founder and chairman of Xe, Erik D. Prince..."

10 days until first election tests marriage equality in Iowa

I saw my donation happen!

NY Times: Sec. Clinton A New Gender Agenda!

A quick note to President Obama

Elizabeth Edwards opens furniture store in NC

Enough, already.

Mali protests against equal rights for women

To all of you who donated to the DU fund drive

Florida postal worker hoarded about 125,000 pieces of mail since 2003.

ARTS: Kennedy Center president will tackle crisis in the arts

"Ours is not to reason why, ours is is but to do or die.

CBS News: A Gitmo Prosecutor's Act of Conscience

Congressman Wally 'a threat to democracy" Herger (R-CA) is a whore

The Age of Stupid

Stranded vagabond from U.S. can't prove citizenship

Yep. Not a surprise at all

Quick! call a whambulance: Rise of the Super-Rich Hits a Sobering Wall

Families Line Up For ‘Backpacks For Success’

What is it about white, male conservatives and guns?

ROFL -- Garofalo: Teabaggers 'Functionally Retarded Adults'

What's Jon Stewart doing on his three weeks off?

That man! That's how my grandmother always referred

Web extra: Congressman Herger calls Obama plan 'threat to democracy'

My McGovern Democrat mother --

Idaho Republican who pulled a gun was on Glenn Beck's "9-12 Project" steering committee

I Won The Lottery

I Won The Lottery

hillary clinton

Swine test positive for bird flu.

AmeriCare For US

Turkeys test positive for swine flu

Medevac choppers safer when publicly funded

Bush Officials Declined To File Charges Against CIA Officer Who Allegedly Used Gun In Interrogation

The vote to overturn the veto of discrimination against gays in Anchorage is on 8/25

Will the conservatives engage in civil disobedience if the health care bill passes?

Old newspaper headline. Could it be the beginning of the freeper signs??

As effective as a fart in a windstorm

Rush-The euphoric high created by a heavy dose of Oxy.

Rush-The euphoric high created by a heavy dose of Oxy.

Passing The Buck

Why Stop At Glenn Beck?

Betsy McCaughey Resigns From Medical Board

Woman: Burglar Growled At Me And Ran

Mega-Slums & Disease, How They Are the Hotbed of the Next Pandemic

Pres. Obama, please visit with the uninsured--on a televised primetime townhall...

Hey folks -- anyone moving on the Remote Area Medical free clinic in DC during health debate???

Tulsa World editorial: Another round in the abortion battle

Just one more day to FLUSH RUSH!

First question for anyone on TV debating health care should be, "Do you have health insurance?"

Framing. I wish Dems would point out, loud and often, that

Send A Support Letter To President Obama On Behalf Of Mad As Hell Doctors (link)

Need some DU love here:

Need some DU love here:

Sri Lanka to train Pakistani army

Sri Lanka to train Pakistani army

Can't donate this time so I made this Glen Beck gif.

Gay Boise Air Force Pilot 'outed' by false accusation

Gay Boise Air Force Pilot 'outed' by false accusation

Should DU issue a challenge to Rush? A full drug screen with full public disclosure of results.

How Many of the Corporate Media houses have been hiding

Since the election is over

The Democrats MUST start calling the republicans out everyday as lying scum bags

It is really quite simple, get rid of the filibuster. It is time. Healthcare is important enough

The U.S., Canada and Tar Sands: Pollution Without Borders

Hey GOP: Insurance Companies send Pts out of this country

Prosecuting Bush et al would be a good political movie.

Chucking Grassley-Long live the death of bipartisanship!

Chucking Grassley-Long live the death of bipartisanship!

Unemployed and not able to afford insurance lady still against public option

Fearful of job cuts, Germany urges GM to decide Opel's fate

Which is worse, Dying from a enemy bomb attack or dying from a sickness without medical attention?

Reich -Why the Gang of Six is Deciding Health Care for Three Hundred Million of Us

Birthers, Deathers, Free-Marketeers, & Imperialists: Check-In

After 45 years, stripper still packs 'em in (Carol Doda)

I want to apologize to the Scottish people for the rudeness of Blitzer

Nashville - Mary Mancini OWNS local RW radio shill. Must watch!

I just had to LOL tonight when a friend related this to me:

Schumer on Meet the Press.

Public Option IS just a "sliver", but a CRUCIAL sliver.

When will the free download be posted for Michael Moore's new movie?

Enzi Joins Grassley, May Reject His Own Compromise

Enzi Joins Grassley, May Reject His Own Compromise

Remember after he "lost', all the big News shows constantly had Al Gore on

To me, the value and importance of human life supersedes keeping the filibuster.

Could SF Public Option Work for Progressive Dems?

Less than a year ago, Baucus and Conrad endorsed reconciliation for health care reform

RALLY FAIL: Recess Rally at Rep Cleaver's KC office - LOL!

I think Limbaugh's comeupance should sound something like a fart

For newer members or anyone not familiar wwith "morans" or "morels".


kick in the head for Rush

Am I the only one who sees this ad as wrong wrong wrong?

Some Very cool stickies up there.

Save The Hill of Tara (Ireland's Premier National Monument) from Motorway

'Good' Will Hunting: "Why shouldn't I work for the N.S.A.?"

'Good' Will Hunting: "Why shouldn't I work for the N.S.A.?"

fear of a black planet?

They all know it's a charade. It's all they have left.

Here's my donation wishlist

Teabaggers' dirty tricks at town halls. CongressCritters need to COUNT 'baggers & NOT give in.

Fascinating "Do It Yourself" Universal Access HC Plan on Dailykos.

Sexual Blackmail from the Bush DOJ?

Sexual Blackmail from the Bush DOJ?

Europe and Russia to cooperate on exploration of Mars and Phobos

Reich Wing C Span Caller Said Michelle Obama Has A Big Butt

"socialized medicine" and other fear tactics go back to truman and 1945

"socialized medicine" and other fear tactics go back to truman and 1945

Rally of support held for health care reform

Here is the actual math behind the healthcare reform debate

Would It Be Worse For Karzai to Steal the Election on the First Vote, or Go to Runoff?

Why do I get the impression that Obama is trying for "change" but nefarious forces think otherwise?

Mike Tyson Documentary

Back to the veto...

Planetary Capacity - a poem by Capt Paul Watson

ATTN CHRIS MATTHEWS: Tom Delay & Forced Abortions with the Stars VIDEO

What does this bumper sticker mean to you?

Scotland defends Megrahi's release

Dean: GOP 'owes it to this country' to make healthcare stance clear

Don't private health insurance cos. invest your premiums on the market?

Wanted For Attempted Murder: Kent Conrad

Garamendi endorsments for California's 10th District.

Has any Democrat pointed out that it was the republicans who were against Medicare?

That is the most wonderful Cat I've ever seen. What is his name, please? nt

Why Democrats and Republicans will never come to agreement on healthcare


CIA Inspectors General Report on CIA due out tomorrow

New Homeless Campground May Soon Be Evicted (Sacramento)

Here's a little statistical comparison.....

Mark Twain: Corn-pone Opinions

Anyone know anything about this?

More Charges Related to Ongoing Abramoff Investigation

What about KennedyCARE?

Forced Abortions With the Stars - Tom Delay


ACT LIKE AN AMERICAN! - here's a wingnut's response to the need for health care reform:

Coming next from the Right: the VA's Death Book

My cell phone pics of anti-Obama heatlh care protest

The pink sticky with the bug. Ugh!

EXCLUSIVE: Former Top Interrogators Back Wide-Ranging Criminal Probe Into Torture

Holding out on prosecution until Healthcare reform is in place?

Looking for the Deficit Chart as a % of GDP and Deficit since 1970

I hope that gnat flies into Limbaughs wide open maw

I hope that gnat flies into Limbaughs wide open maw

We gave it our best shot, two outta three?

Ling & Lee Under Fire from South Koreans (Al Gore's Current TV reporters)

One of the most singularly disgusting tv performance: Grassley on Face The Nation

Explain Portability for me. If a person has policy which company

Is there a poll for Iowa, Maine, Montana, North Dakota

And Rush takes one in the kisser!

OK, let's get down to brass tacks.....

Surprise: No Jobs Means No Consumer-Led Recovery

Study Demonstrates How We Support Our False Beliefs

Addison family relates tale of terror - Another whacked out Rethug brandishing a gun

10 more to go, people, to punch the Junkie Pedophile!

It was at 999 with the pink sticky and I posted POW - any way to confirm?

Hey MSNBC ! You wanna a nice 'filler" story?

free speech victory . former student criticizing UCLA

The health care debate will probably come to a screeching halt for a while.

With congress and the president both on vacation, to whom will the auto dealers beg and whine for

COLBERT treadmill scheduled to go into space - NASA embraces pop culture on next shuttle flight

Can the third branch of government decide the Health Care debate?

Super Happy Fun Post-Something-Stupid thread.

Even the American Library Association wants single-payer health care

Ban ham in kids' lunches, say cancer researchers

So I'm watching a town hall on C-Span with Congressman Gene Taylor, Mississippi.

I just smacked my monitor....

Steny Hoyer - I want you to step down from Majority Whip, if you ARE not backing Pelosi

A Walk Down Memory Lane: What Went Wrong With Clinton's American Health Security Act of 1993


Medical Tourism for Insured Patients at a Glance

Cash for Clunkers

Gov. David Paterson blames calls for him to step aside on race

Obama's surge?

Goodnight Sir Thompson...

Goodnight Sir Thompson...

Anybody else having a problem with bugs on their monitor?

Can someone please explain to me, or point out where an explanation can be found

Fox furthers 'death panel' hysteria with 'death book' claim

Louisiana/New Orleans hurricane response poll

Louisiana/New Orleans hurricane response poll

So McCain says "No Public Option" but He, Collins and Lieberman offer Military Equipment for Libya??

Lawsuit: Red-Light Cams Unconstitutional

Fake Kenyan Death Panel applications now available on line

Why Did the Bear Cross the Road? For Health Care

A new form of advertising evil I just noticed today.

Who Was The Comedian Keith Referred to About Rush Limbaugh?

Lockerbie release could topple SNP government

Currency Changeover post has been 'disappeared'. Why?

Oh I hate Lieberman !

Terror suspect to be named Iranian defense minister

Congratulations DU. 1000 donations!! nt

I have a new one. Someone told me today that Obama

My generation tweeted also

GOP congressman supports ‘proud right-wing terrorist’

Pentagon Reverses Policy, Giving Names of Detainees to the Red Cross

So how do you like my sticky? EH? Pretty sweet, isn't it?

Russian President Medvedev shows off “possible future world currency”

Why do we continue to help elect Senators and Congressmen so tied to special interests??

I just noticed something. Maybe I'm late to realize it. (gov't programs vs. charity)

EU to draft new immigration policy by October

Afghanistan- "Go tell the world about our fake election"

60 Minutes

Can anyone top this embarrassing teabagger story?

Evangelical Lutherans vote to allow gay pastors (There are Evangelical Lutherans???)

Finally! Rush got his and they're all getting the snot beat out of them again!

Expanding Medicare to all could create more jobs, not lose jobs as the

Rush Limbaugh complains about Chuggo song; "Every other word is the f-bomb"


Mercury Marine to Close Union Shop in Wisconsin, move to Oklahoma.

Will WalMart and McDonalds be forced to buy Health Insurance for their employees?

US workplace suicides up by 28 percent

"NO Pubic Option!"

Waxman’s Methods

If we aggregate ALL the money being paid to "healthcare" right now .........

How you can help save the world by helping women

How you can help save the world by helping women

Do you support healthcare "reform" WITHOUT a strong public option

53 Year Old guy I Know That lost His Job

One woman takes on King Coal. And wins.

"If you are happy with your private insurance, you can keep it."

Strange converation at the game store yesterday with I suspect a fundy

daugher of 'Migrant Mother' (famous photo) cleans houses 6/7 days a wk at age 77

Caption Lieberman

McCain Defends Palin's 'Death Panel' Remark

GOP congressman supports ‘proud right-wing terrorist’

"competitive" public option

To The Birfers, Deathers, Tea Baggers et al. America is NOT Your Country

Wonkette: Peggy Noonan Abhors This Tasteless Measure To Bring Health To Humans

Reuters: Pot Kills Cancer But Don’t Even Think About Using It!

Double Standard?

Ridiculous Tea Party sign: "Leave my lightbulbs alone!"

Mozilla 3.5.2 Problem

Millions face smaller Social Security checks

FOX gives out family's address on air, wrongly says terrorist lives there, with predictable results

Save the Clunkers!

Holy crap... Are you watching that Fareed Zakaria interview with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao?

I wish there was some way we could cut off health care for congress

How will you react if Obama gets a GREAT health care bill out of Congress?

Hell just froze over -- David Gregory corrected a Republican

Millions Face Shrinking Social Security Payments

Millions Face Shrinking Social Security Payments

Are these screamers and gun nuts afraid of Obama or afraid of themselves?

Millions face shrinking Social Security payments

98-year-old nursing home volunteer: Dynamic resident spends her time helping Alzheimer's patients

Healthcare around the world - BBC comparison chart & info

1999 Gov. George W. Bush Death Panel killed baby boy

If a foreigner unexpectedly needs health care in the U.S. while visiting, how's it handled?

Top Intel Experts: GOP ‘Covering Their Ass’ on Torture Investigation

Illinois GOP forgets American flag during Pledge of Allegience, Gene comes to the rescue

I am so Mad! Just Heard Lieberman On CNN say:::

Tax the rich, feed the poor

No seriously - did conservatives really produce an ad

All these years Craig T. Nelson (TV Series Coach) wasn't acting

Let us spray!

NYT: Starbucks Workers Protest Rise in Health Premiums (will double it as nation debates health care

Real reason for Megrahi's release - to save Scottish justice system from embarrassment.

NYT Editorial: "Any nation as rich as ours ought to guarantee health coverage for all its residents"

Reporter Says CIA Report Revelations Coming Monday Will Be ‘Pretty Explosive’

CorpMedia, The Seattle Times, doing its part to scuttle the public option.

Jill Simspon's letter to Murdock - Karl Rove is a "liar, and you have provided the cold hard proof"

P.S. - Der Speigel Names Head of Blackwater "Hitman" Squad

Shall we adopt a fear-based strategy to promote health care reform?

isn't it child abuse to feed mercury tainted fish to children?

Is Obama on the verge of committing impeachable offenses by not prosecuting the tyranny of Bushco?

Kids born outside of hospitals (in US) have trouble establishing identity

OMG someone talk about Inglourious Basterds with me! It's like nothing I've seen

How many DUers support the teaching of Catholicism in the public schools (or any religion)?

How do private insurance companies make a profit?

Capt Paul Watson - Dodging, Chasing, Luring Japanese Whalers to Save Whales, Huffington Post

Former Bill Clinton official writes scathing op-ed on coverage of Hillary Clinton

My sister just about died because she has no insurance

Why we need the public option.

Don't pull the plug on the status quo........(dial-up warning)

FYI -- Hadassah Lieberman is up to her ass in hc special interest money . Always has been.

FYI -- Hadassah Lieberman is up to her ass in hc special interest money . Always has been.

Excellent comeback against those who say the public option would kill insurance companies.

Can someone help me find a comprehensive explanation of the organized rallies and town hall

I'm Calling for a National Strike!

"Who would Jesus deny Health Care to?"

Did Britain Wreck the World?

At least 10 countries still practice whaling.

AP: List of Fox advertisers no longer airing commercials on Beck reaches 33

Question for DUer's: Will you take the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine when it's available?

Matt Taibbi: 'It is a fight to the finish now between Really Bad and Even Worse.'

If your pet could vote.

If your pet could vote.

Are they talking us down now...softening us up to accept a lesser health care plan?

Woman who posed as man to become judo champ finally gets gold - 50 years after being stripped of it

The best argument for Health care reform (and single-payer) with moderates is competitiveness

Are Guns the Left's Drugs?

" Armed Citizenry is Not the Basis for our Freedoms. ....

The Best Wellness Plan: Public Transportation

"Universal health care 'ungodly' " - LTTE

I'm depressed today...something about the national tone reminds me of those horrible years when the

Murrysville couple challenges home-school law

Don't EVER.... A note to socialism-hating conservatives.

What To Call The Anti-Health Care Side


What Democratic Senators have indicated (so far) that they will not vote for a public option?

I Gots Me the Health Care Blues Just From Reading the News


"Is it a crime now to be poor?" by Barbara Ehrenreich

I Am Sick To Death Of All This Fucking Around

Use or Abuse?

Cat People - David Bowie

Cat People - David Bowie

Does anyone want my Stickies?

What's that at the bottom on an oven?

How come we didn't see T.O. out there tonight?

My latest attempt at writing comedy

How do some people get an image as a signature in their posts?

Skinner sends me a unique, personalized PM whenever I donate...

I've got a secret to tell you...

The bright side of Inglorious Bastards...

Hairless dogs in competition; meet Mexico's Xoloitzcuintles

Ricky Gervais is a sick bastard and I love him.

I have a question for you.


Is the on call DU psychiatrist available?

C'mon, people!

How to drink gin!

David Bowie's best role to date is as LRH in "Atlantis Squarepantis"

I never create a thread that wants to die.

I want to create a thread that always lives.

speaking of Bowie (Swede was, at least) I tried watching The Man Who Fell to Earth

Just got back from watching "Inglourious Basterds". (No Spoilers)

Words that change their meaning by adding one letter to the beginning or end?

The Good, The Bard, and The Ugly

Dodecahedron appreciation thread!!!

You know, it truly is the little things

Daisy & Crystal

Anyone can bash a comic-- let us know who your favorites are...

Would you sooner lend somone your

Good Doggie! Fetch the stick.

August Photo Contest FINALS are now posted in GD.

art fairs are brutal

*******HAPPY 45th BIRTHDAY to Redleg!!*******

*******HAPPY BIRTHDAY to SheilaT!!*******

*******HAPPY BIRTHDAY to jpgray!!*******

*******HAPPY BIRTHDAY to malmapus!!*******

*******HAPPY BIRTHDAY to GardeningGal!!*******

*******HAPPY 24 th ANNIVERSARY to CC!!*******

Boy Teh Lounge really sucks lately.

Who do I call to get this fixed?

What do you want from life? Well you can't have that, but...

Whos your but

This is dedicated to all the threads that continue to hang around....

Mophie appreciation thread!!!

watched first 3 eps of Madmen last night

"That member does not wish to receive private messages"

Not only doesn't the Lounge NOT suck, it's better than ever

Congratulations intheflow! 20,000 posts!

Another reason why Nabisco is so awesome.

Texas: In Demand (with Alan Rickman)

If by "better" you mean boring as fuck, then I agree the lounge is better than it ever was...

Woah. Stuff like this, I mean, I've never, but this really makes me want to...

How many rugs does it take to change a lightbulb?

I need your help DUers! What is the name of this movie?

Nice to know some sensible people still exist:

4 Stars.....No more games people : )

If by "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" you mean "I CAN Believe it's Not Butter"...

My husband vs. the gummint haters

Wal-Mart worker accused of beating boss with bat

Favorite Outer Banks Lighthouse?

If somebody keeps posting stickies about silly 911 conspiracy theories,

Why does everyone come to me?

I have determined that my threads don't sink. My threads are so

When neighborhoods go bad

Can someone please finger Tim Lincecum as a juicer so his wins are disqualified

DU Song Of The Day .. Celebrate

Have you ever done something so stupid?

I want to squish the bug on that pink stickey

Okay, 2 bugs are up there now. Get them in the same square and

How many threads have you killed today?

keroro gunsou

I want to squish the bug on that green stickey

I want to squish the bug on that red stickey

If by "good" you mean "abominable cliched shitty dreck", then the new Star Trek movie is "good"

Suzanne Somers

M*#*&f**#n' snakes on the m*#*&f**#n' FedEx plane!

Electric Car Rant

Have you ever Shocked Your Monkey?

Call me a nazi but I'm going to hoard incandescent bulbs.

My tallest sunflower this year.

is it worth it

I dropped a cheese pizza off my roof and it reminded me of Hans Gruber

Today is the 235th day of 2009.

Gloucester & Rockport MA this morning. DIAL UP WARNING!!!

Deal Alert: Carhartt Double-Front Pant (Mens)

Wrong thinking is punishable, right thinking will be as quickly rewarded

worst episode ever is the best episode ever


Happy birthday, Barbara!

Lazin' On A Sunny Afternoon


Big problem here.

Yeah, but would you take the book home to meet your mother?

Life sucks without a working laptop at home

Life sucks without a working laptop at home

Who Stole the Soul?

Life sucks without a working lapdancer at home

I Won The Lottery

Not that I'm COMPLAINING, but it says I donated to the 3rd quarter drive and I didn't yet...

Web designers: Would you use transparent PNG files?

Name the single most UNWELCOME musical "comeback" by a band or solo performer

Firefox people: I am having a problem...

The WIKI thread...

You know that thing you click on to make it so it does what you want?

Michael Jackson's Personal Artist captured singer's fantasies

I'm going to see The Wiggles this afternoon! (Do they have a live band at their shows?)

Mamma Mia!

Poll question: the new GI Joe Movie

Identify these four people for a star! Four people = Four stars!

I hate Apple and ipods

Shopping cart or buggy?

Who is the man in this picture?

So what's playing on your ipod or CD player tonight?

White Trash Dinner of Chicken & Rice with Onions -

Why do men live this way?

Appreciation thread for those who have given other posters a star

Hey Canada

Hey guys.

Oh yeah? Well MY daughter is creating her own lassiez-faire capitalist/Randian Lego town.

Why do women complain about their purse hurting their back when they know it has too much stuff?

I love 'John Carpenter's The Thing'...such a great movie.

What are your top 10 favorite ACTION movies?

Worst Character Name in a Movie?

Hungry anyone?

Would you move into a house where a murder or suicide took place in?

I can't do this stuff very well, so I take pictures instead.

*****CONGRATULATIONS to graywarrior!!! You Have the Longest DU Thread, Evah!!!"*****

That is the most wonderful Cat I've ever seen. What is his name, please? nt

So I got a facebook page...(long)

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Somewhere In Nepal Edition


i make my move to San Jose in 10 days

Another reason Sisko is so damn awesome.


Best Singer and Drummer Ever!!

Post your songs about the night.

the worst thing I've EVER seen in a supermarket

What is your choice for the best film costume ever worn?

Some pictures from Italy - dial up warning

How pay shent are you?

You know what sucks? I'll tell you what sucks

Boy runs into burning house to save family

Neb. man stole Virgin Mary painting for abortion

Elizabeth Edwards opens furniture store in NC

Lebanese man is target of first rendition under Obama

Lawyers can question 9/11 suspect in writing

A Gitmo Prosecutor's Act of Conscience

Manila detains ship for arms smuggling

Audit finds Texas border program creates trooper shortages elsewhere

U.S. Shifts, Giving Names of Detainees to the Red Cross

U.S. Shifts, Giving Names of Detainees to the Red Cross

Geithner Says No Tilt to Goldman

Goal of Unified Europe Falters Amid Downturn

Venezuela sees economy skirting recession-report

Canada offers trade promises to U.S. in exchange for Buy American waiver

Wild Fire in Greece Forces Evacuation of 10,000

Netanyahu enters Sweden organ row

Top Intel Experts: GOP ‘Covering Their Ass’ on Torture Investigation

Union rejects pact, Mercury Marine to move jobs.

Afghan challenger alleges fraud

(California) State GOP may restrict primary to party members

Without reform, health insurance rates to nearly double in 11 years

Congressman Herger calls Obama plan 'threat to democracy'

Rich NYC mayor: Drug CEOs don't make much money

Debating How Much Weed Killer Is Safe in Your Water Glass

Poll: Harry Reid faces formidable foes in 2010

Iraqi suspect: It cost $10,000 to pass checkpoints

Mali protest against women's law

Scotland defends Megrahi's release

'Cash is king' in market for foreclosed homes

US Military Chief: Afghanistan Situation is 'Serious and Deteriorating'

Venezuela sees economy skirting recession-report

Senior Democrat warns Senate won't pass public health insurance option

McCain: Obama must drop health care public option

Lieberman: ‘There’s No Reason’ To Deal With The Uninsured Until After The Recession

Thousands evacuated as fires reach Athens suburbs

Hurricane Wave Sweeps Spectators Out to Sea (in Maine)

Millions face shrinking Social Security payments

UBS chairman says clients "not harmless victims": report

Blackwater Accused of Creating 'Killing Program'

Mullen worried over public support for Afghan war

Insurers aim to save from overseas medical tourism

Photo published of a healthier Fidel Castro meeting with Rafael Correa in Cuba

Free hepatitis A vaccination offered to beachgoers

Customers call for Whole Foods boycott

Rebuilding New Orleans still a priority, Obama says

Crash Couse in the Public Option: Learn What It Is, What It Isn't, And How It's Doing

Pelosi, San Francisco and a public option that works.

It's 3 a.m. Do You Know Where Hillary Clinton Is?

I don't care, I am so proud of Obama........

A Real Public Option does not exist in any of the bills currently written - Read this article....

Warning: Co-op Kool Aid Is Bad for Your Health

Why do I get the feeling they're going to try to NAFTA us again?

I want Obama to stop taking advice from Tom Daschle and summon Paul Krugman instead

Obama: "We're going to get this done" (August 20 event)

Oh, noes! Michelle not only wears shorts, but a dress from Target

The CEO of United Health makes $102,000 an hour..........

PNHP on Massachusetts Program - (please stop holding up MA as some great example to follow)!

Washington Post fashionist Robin Givhan criticizes Michelle Obama for wearing shorts

Some ideas posted here would be a lot more credible with a list of 50 conceivable Senate votes.

Sen. Schumer contradicts Sen. Conrad

Do you know what's sad?

Send free fax to Congress for Single Payer - takes 30 seconds!

Something to consider when looking at the polls

What kind of liberal are you?

PHOTOS Dog Gone (from Washington)

poll on Obama and Democrats/liberals: “the first sign that something is going wrong with his base.

PHOTOS Happy Holidays

Lieberman: ‘There’s No Reason’ To Deal With The Uninsured Until After The Recession

GrASSley Reverses Course: No Death Panels In Bill

How are things going in here these days?

Right, Joe (Scarborough). Repubs. are innocent in this-it's the DEMS.' fault that the bill is

Happy Sunday everyone!

Please don't be a patsy and fall for what Schumer labels the "level playing field" Pub Option

I thought of a great storyline for the "West Wing" (if it was still on TV)

The dumbest three sentences of last week

McCain: Kennedy's Absence Is Damaging Health Care's Prospects

Was not here when Andy was an advocate. May his soul RIP, What a guy!

Who got the pleasure of knocking Rush? Was hoping to but the time difference is another story. Kudos

Afghanistan: Law Curbing Women’s Rights Takes Effect : Human Rights Watch News Release

Herger (Repug-CA) calls Obama plan 'threat to democracy', refers to "terrorist" as "great American"

PHOTOS Where's the time going? A year ago today.

Be honest, those insecty things in the stickies above....did you try to flick them off your screen?

Why the Gang of 6 Is Deciding Health Care for 300 Million of Us by Robert Reich

Obama's drop in his poll numbers is his BASE

POTUS Tracker - Analyzing Obama's schedule

Sen. Conrad's desperate lie about reconciliation; Sen. Grassley makes no sense

Uninsured: Highest Percentage in Texas - List of Top and Bottom 10

Why can't we just tell congress we want medicare open to all?

Hatch: using reconciliation to pass health care reform "would be an abuse of the process"

Health debate hurt by Kennedy's absence !!!

Maui supercomputing center gets huge boost and stimulus $ for photovoltaic research and development

Howard Dean: "We’re getting pretty mixed signals from Senator Grassley"

State Senate leader mulls primary run against Lincoln

If you have the laws, you don't need the public option.

President Obama & Staff/Admin quietly kicks them PUBICs....signs abound he is doing GREAT

Obama May Visit Ailing Kennedy - could provide a rallying point for Democrats

State GOP may restrict primary to party members (CA)

Doonesbury website poll: 'Is Obama a Nazi?'

New deficit projections pose risks to Obama's agenda

Who thinks the Obama vacation is coming at a good time?

Never mind the ice cream cone, what do his eyes say?

I was just listening to some asshole on BBC radio...

I'm not the only one troubled by Obama's "friendship" w/ Tom Coburn

Frank Rich: The Guns of August

What is going to be the reaction when Obama signs a similar health care bill

Daschle Has the Ear of the White House and the Health Industry

Conservative magazine "Economist" article about paranoid nitwits in America

Health Insurance Rates to Double by 2020 ....

Tell everybody waiting for Superman

Let's get it done!

Competition lacking among private health insurers

Cash For Clunkers and Cat Killers: Bill Frist trades in '91 Suburban for new Prius through C.F.C.

Jeremy Scahill: CIA Hired Private Military Firm Blackwater for Secret Assassination Program 2 of 2

Jeremy Scahill: CIA Hired Private Military Firm Blackwater for Secret Assassination Program 1 of 2

Headzup: Blackwater's Erik Prince On The CIA Assassination Program

Rachel Maddow & Mike Isakoff: Mock Executions, power drills used in interrogations

Second largest bank failure this year: Austin's Guaranty Bank taken over by Compass

Great story! Senator Mike Mansfield and the Miner

RT 8.21.09 (5/6)

Douglas Coe Theocracy in America

Repubs: "JUST SAY NO"

TYT Interviews: Seder w/ Max Blumenthal On Why The Right Wing Is Nuts

Buttocks or Ballots

The Week In Cartoons 08/22/09

Bill Maher New Rules Aug 21 09

Grassley Calls Out Sebelius For Conflict On Health Reform

Waltzing Matilda - Sea Shepherd 2009 Antarctic Campaign to Stop Japanese Whaling

I CAN HAS CRAZEE? The thrilling one-two truthiness punch of Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin

TYT: Yoga Instructor Wears Short Shorts & Gets In Trouble

Jon Stewart: Faux News = The New Liberals

This Week-Paul Krugman: Public Option opponent's arguments are "sheer nonsense"

Climate Denial Crock of the Week - Denial was a River in Africa

A message from a terrorist LOSER!

Bill maher pitches Jay Leno an idea for a show

Right-wing terrorist calling for a million armed man march on Washington

Fox's Talking Point Whore, Colby, Continues to Lie

Glenn Moon (the Livonia City Council candidate who'll have you scratching your head)

Garbage Island

TYT w/ Sam Seder: The MSM Blames Liberals For Mediocre Reporting

Howard Dean on Face The Nation August 23. "Health Co-Ops Just Political Theater"

First Look Back

Lieberman: Let's worry about the uninsured until after the recession is over

FOX News Interviews VA's Tammy Duckworth About "Death Book For Veterans"

Put an end to Insurance Companies rationing of Health Care

Sam Harris on Real Time with Bill Maher

Ex-staffer at Dimona nuclear reactor says made to drink uranium (Israel)

The GOP Has Become a Party of Nihilists - Joe Klein

Venezuelan National Assembly Passes New Education Law

Daschle Has the Ear of the White House and the Health Industry (NYT)

Washington praises Afghan election fiasco to justify war escalation

Pat Buchanan: Sarah and the death panels

Health Insurance Preimums to Rise 94 Percent by 2020: Report

Could US Officials Please Treat a Nobel Peace Laureate with Respect?

The Learning Curve of the Teachers vs. the Honduras Coup By Al Giordano

How the media made this summer's political insanity inevitable

Blackwater's Unwritten Death Contract By Ray McGovern

Another Tom Ridge Bombshell: Bushies Also Had a Color Code for Domestic Policy

Venezuela Begins Training Communal Police

In Pictures: The Obamas head for Martha's Vineyard

Right-Wing Cuban Terrorist behind Honduras Coup!

What I love about socialized medicine: Common decency

GOP to Support Public Option, As Long As It’s 'Privatized' to Blackwater

Frank Rich: Guns Of August

The empire’s operatives exposed: The Krongards, 9/11, and Blackwater/Iraq

Pinochet's lost millions: the UK connection

Universal Health Care Message to Americans From Canadian Doctors & Health Care Experts

Liberals Have Guns Too, Ya Know...

The Problem of the Small State Senator by mcjoan

Justice still perverted: a story that is far too important to allow to die.

Why We Need Government-Run Universal Socialized Health Insurance (For Dummeez)


Something old and something new in commercial solar energy

Demand for tariffs in global-warming legislation splits allies

Georgia Public Broadcasting: Biofuel (corn ethanol) Plant in South GA Struggling

Lithium Battery Cell Degradation Resulting from Realistic Vehicle and V2G Utilization

Ignorance in LBN

Climate change doubles tundra plant life, boosting shrubs, grasses

Putting a price on walkability ( {check your walkability score!}

Escalating Nuclear Reactor Costs Seen In Major Reversals For Industry On Wall Street And In Texas, …

(Somewhat off-topic) Study Demonstrates How We Support Our False Beliefs

NPR: For Early Man, It Wasn't Easier Being Green

Pujols first 5000 at-bats best in Senior Circuit history

Gloat-free Baseball Scores (Saturday, August 22)

Wakefield to replace Penny in line-up

Busch, Martin stage thrilling duel at Bristol

Brett Favre: What he said, what he meant

Rockies rout hapless Giants' pitching staff 14-11

Rockies overwhelm the Giants 14-11, to pad their wild-card lead.

Rockies sign Jason Giambi

Florida is No. 1 AP preseason Top 25

I bet Tim Lincecum will remember Seth Smith's name after today.

Pirates Ship of Baseball Fools:

DUzy award today in the Sports Forum...

Mike Tyson Documentary

The JR Chess Report (August 23): Chuckie Takes Jermuk

Tough way to die for the Mets today.

Philly turns unassisted triple play

Flaw in the Dallas Cowboys' $1.2 billion stadium?

Upton! What happened to the small men and Timmy this afternoon?

Venezuelan National Assembly Passes New Education Law

HONDURAS’ Cuban Connection: Coup AND Assassination Attempts?

Venezuela sees economy skirting recession-report

Supreme Court Gives Opinion: Zelaya Will Face Trial for Treason if He Returns

Sarkozy to visit Bolivia in Sept

Manila detains ship for arms smuggling

Venezuela sees economy skirting recession-report

In Addition to Original Charges, 6 of 24 Political Prisoners to Face Charge of “Jeopardizing Nationa


Honduras Reports Lack of Towns Named for Oliver North

The Learning Curve of the Teachers vs. the Honduras Coup

Photo published of a healthier Fidel Castro meeting with Rafael Correa in Cuba

Washington Post: Solar Energy Firms Leaving Their Waste in China.

Oops. Wrong spot. nt

Second Amendment cases up early

Ex-staffer at Dimona nuclear reactor says made to drink uranium

Ex-staffer at Dimona nuclear reactor says made to drink uranium (Israel)

Report Slams Israeli Claim of Settlement Freeze

Netanyahu enters Sweden organ row

Guardian: Jewish groups accuse Obama of promoting 'ethnic cleansing'

Today in Labor History Aug 23 Sacco and Vanzetti were executed, & the largest murder trial in U.S.

Health Care ‘Co-Ops’: Strategy for Killing Real Health Care Reform

Volkswagen Says Labor Agreement Reached With Workers in Mexico

New York City Opera Reaches Agreement with Singers Union

Machinists, attendants may face fight at Delta

Western Union to pay $4.1M to shore up retirement plan

Pilots union blasts release of Lockerbie bomber

NYT: In N.F.L.’s Labor Talks, the Rumblings of War

Ex-manager: Company insisted workers sign forms (afraid of EFCA!)

Philly Guild Files NLRB Complaint Over Lack of Bargaining

AFL-CIO Convention Meeting in City Rich with Labor History

Sims Bark and Sims Stone faces $576K in OSHA fines

OSHA levels a $90,000 fine for fatal accident against ConAgra and NW Metal Fabricators Inc.

Unions Buoyed by Rejection Of Pr. George's Furloughs

Unemployment for women remains at the highest point in years

AT&T Faces Age Discrimination Lawsuit

A Contrast to Mob Mentality

Refuting the Lies Pushed by Health Care Reform Opponents

Union workers reject Mercury Marine pact

August Photo Contest FINALS are now posted in GD.

Excellent photo essay from the NYTimes "lens" blog

Up close, plants dead and alive

Saturn moon's mirror-smooth lake 'good for skipping rocks'

Upwards lightning caught on film

Update: Call For Debate On Killer Robots

Ink found in Jurassic-era squid

Question about ethics

NASA, AFOSR Test Environmentally-Friendly Rocket Propellant

Image of the Apollo 14 landing site and nearby Cone crater.

What the Bank Stress Tests Didn't Predict

"... we were told that the Stimulus bill would halt unemployment at 8%?"

New gun purchase from Kmart today...

Russian President Medvedev shows off “possible future world currency”

Daschle, rat in the manger

Medicare's Hospital Insurance (HI) reserves exhausted in 2017, Boards of Trustees

I just couldn't help it!

So if Medicare (and social security) are going to run out of money why isn't

Who rammed a bill through Congress??

What would you be willing to co-pay for a Public Option?

Medicare's reserves "exhausted in 2017"? -but ENDLESS $$ for War????

Kitty acting very strange again. I hope you can stand another tale about Benny.

I am feeling the Drag of the Old Energies and it REALLY bugs me

"Perfecting Our Purpose" - Karen Bishop - August 22, 2009

Let's Throw A Birthday Party for GardeningGal

We need to return to the ideas of Adam Smith

How to Disconnect from Toxic Collective Emotions by Rose Rosetree

Weekly Healing Project #30 | Aug 23-29 | Decluttering on all levels & release of scarcity part II

For the believers out there.

Laughable Times editorial about science and religion coming together over evolution.

A Paul Krugman Discussion - Do you like the guy and if so why?


Gourmet Ham Hash

Because someone generously gave me a donor star....

New to DU, New to Dr Bronner's dish soap Just bought Sal Suds

Report on TX-22 town hall 8/22

accidental dupe

accidental dupe

Here is an intelligent yet paranoid Conspiracy Theory website

How does it change direction? (edited)

My wife's mother passed early this morning

Missing Steel...

Siegfried, The Opera!

I can google this but does anyone know right off hand if the NYTIMES has

Into Asian Horror Movies?