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Archives: December 25, 2013

Weekend Economists Deck the Halls Christmas Day 2013

FOR my VERY nice Friends at DU...

Happy Holidays. Pics from some new married folks in Utah.

Best homemade popcorn. Ever... Ever... Ever...

How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk (Take the Quiz)

Happy Solstice, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year friends!

The Gingerbread White House

Chicago-area library rejects $3,000 donation from atheist blogger because he is ‘a hate group’

If you're anywhere around Seattle,

Merry Christmas Lounge...

Santa gets ready to take off on his sled.

Mikhail Kalashnikov has passed away at age 94.

What say you lounge Irish whiskey or Bourbon tonight

EDITORIAL: Nuclear safety myth is raising its ugly head again

An Omen on Christmas Eve?

Federal court: No halt to gay marriages in Utah

Happy holidays from one of your male allies.

SE Cupp defends duck dorks. Naturally...

Here is the link to NORAD Santa tracker...they have an animation of it all (for those of you with

Euclid's drunk again.

A Christmas Story, on TBS now!

Uruguay President Mujica signs marijuana law

Do women really spend 8 years of their life shopping?

Clapper reveals Bush-era docs showing NSA spying dragnet started 2001

Weird, Area Woman Wasn't Harassed Today

How Iron Maiden found its worst music pirates -- then went and played for them

Iberdrola to sell stake in NuGen nuclear consortium to Toshiba

Chiara de Blasio on her drug/alcohol addiction

Major computer security firm RSA took $10 mln from NSA to weaken encryption - report

Why would one buy Obamacare when after you get

I/m so tired of reading criticism of Obama on DU

It's A Wonderful Life on NBC now!

Santa Baby! Eartha Kitt 1953

who took the merry out of christmas???

Happy Xmas DU's...

Christmas on a Wednesday?

Meri Kurisumasu to yoi Otoshi wo!

"Obamacare Sign-Up Extended as Almost 2 Million Use Site"

I usually do this sort of thing in the Lounge, but since it's X-Mas, Ask Me Anything

Name a movie that makes you laugh, no matter what...

Student Pulled Over By Fake Cop

Mark Fiore Flashtoon: Saint Ayn Rand visits the day after Christmas!

Apollo 8 -- First Christmas Greetings from the Moon

Merry Christmas! It is Christmas, isn't it?

Eliot Spitzer, Wife Announce They Are Ending Marriage

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Yuleapalooza! & a new Kitteh gif

Biscuits the squirrel. From rescue to friend.

Tourism: One Way for the 99% to Achieve the American Dream

I absolutely love this little scene from the 1951 movie A Christmas Carol

Yusef Lateef, Innovative Jazz Saxophonist and Flutist, Dies at 93

nothing better than eartha kitt on christmas eve

I am spending the night with J. Wray and his nephew...

Ever need to remove yourself from a web site?

The Boise State QB sure pissed away that bowl win.

After a few busy days in GD, we need a mandatory kittie love thread...

Really, AMANPOUR/cnn, the bible?!1 Just me, but have we/me *sunk*?!1 nt

What I got myself for Christmas

George Mobus: A Winter Solstice Observation (or Two)


Santa's on his way...

Is anyone else with a star membership seeing lots of ads?

White House party crasher Tareq Salahi wants to run for Congress (Virginia 10th CD)

The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York

What comes around goes around

A Blessed and Merry Christmas to you all!

Merry "Green" Christmas! List of stores in Colorado set to deliver the goods Jan 1st...

McDonald's Employee Website Warns Workers About the Health Risks from Eating Fast Food

A little screed on Christmas by a certain character in a certain Christmas tale:

Gov. Brown pardons 127 convicted criminals

Little Miss Tarzan.

First Lady Michelle Obama Helps NORAD Track Santa

Al Jazeera: Online feminists are taking on the trolls

Pope on Christmas Eve lauds Jesus''humble' start

Merry Christmas, DUers!!!

First-class stamps to cost 49 cents as of Jan. 26

This just blew my mind.

People who say “Barack Hussein Obama”

"Good Poor, Bad Poor"

Sign-Up Period Extended Again for Health Plan

Caveat for Santa Claus! Brawawaaa..

Health care site put to the test as deadline nears

Crazy video...

My Christmas Pledge, followed by my Christmas Wish...

Marley's Ghost

Awesome aerial photos of cities around the world.

The generosity of others.

Sunset in Everett Washington

The perils of being fat, female and French

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients

I have been patiently awaiting the annual dispersal of our Swedish Fish, yet midnight nears....

Saudi Arabia added to 9/11 lawsuit by federal appeals court in New York City

Fuzzy wuzzy puppy wuppies!

Jang Song-thaek's (Kim Jong Un's uncle) Aides Executed With Antiaircraft Machine Guns

I love craft beer...what are you'll drinking this evening??

So I have moved to a "semi dry" town...

And we in this hall shall be......

If I hear Kelly Clarkson's Christmas song one more time...

Why is the Right really against the ACA.

NYC’s WWRL-AM Ends Progressive Radio Programming (NYC affiliate for Schultz, Hartmann, Rhodes)

"Ew, seriously? So gross."

Headed out to midnight mass in a few minutes

Political Predictions for 2014

Why is the Obama administration still covering for Saudi Arabia?

Tchaikovsky Beat

Snowden doesn't really matter

2Pac-- Keep your head up

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Have a beautiful day today, my fellow DUers who celebrate the great day!


Anyone else waiting for their kids to go to sleep before doing the Santa thing?

"All I Really Want For Christmas" | FAMILY GUY | FOX BROADCASTING

do animals really talk on Christmas Eve?

Mae West - Wild Christmas (1966)

Utah headed to Supreme Court after appeals court refuses to stop same-sex weddings


Spinal Tap - Christmas With The Devil - Live On Arsenio Hall ( With Interview) 1992

An east coast thread (because we're midnight first) for Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

While we were celebrating the news out of Utah, something bigger happened in Ohio.

I just signed up for healthcare!

Hey Lounge,


I think next year is going to be a beast for mosquitos.

my goodness - the little town I was born in has become a popular destination for same-sex weddings

What are you favorite Christmas songs?

"What a great lamp!"

Tomorrow will be the warmest Christmas I can remember in NorCal

Judge criticizes policy reuniting undocumented children, parents

Oil, grain trains put squeeze on Amtrak

TCM Schedule for Thursday, December 26 -- What's on Tonight: Fantasy Worlds

TCM Schedule for Friday, December 27 -- Friday Night Spotlight: The Hollywood Costume

TCM Schedule for Saturday, December 28 -- The Essentials: Spellbinders

Received a new laptop from Santa Claus. Anyone know how to move Firefox bookmarks to the new one?

So one of my FB frenemies lost their mother today, and this is what he said about her

Three Wise Women

Wow. I saw Saving Mr. Banks today with a friend and it was so much more

Merry Christmas

Map showing which Utah Counties are issuing same-sex marriage licenses (UPDATED)

Now that the bankers own the country outright, "Wonderful Life" looks a lot more subversive

"I Believe In Father Christmas" - Greg Lake

I just watched 'The Grinch that Stole

Court Again Denies Utah's Emergency Request For Block On Gay Marriages

Proof that cats are liquid

Any "Bad Santa" Fans Here?

A Christmas Message From Edward Snowden

Find something to be happy about today (Wednesday December 25th, 2013)

To All our LGBT DU'ers on this Chirstmas Morning

A generous Christmas gift... for comedians

Ho, ho, ho... Hey, DU Lounge...

Couple suing Utah County for refusal to grant marriage license

Update from the Lounge re MFM.

Turkish ministers resign over graft probe

Da-Who Dorays, Fa-Who Forays, Welcome Christmas, Come this way!

Christmas Eve Mass with Pope Francis at the Vatican (full video, and a link to Homily text)

From the Star Wars Holiday Special, 1977.

Am I the only one up at this hour on xmas eve 3:15 EST?

Anyone remember Fuzzy Wuzzy soap?

I'd like to wish MiddleFingerMom a Merry Christmas and a safe journey back to health.

The Onion: Sex House Ep. 1

Jimmy Fallon’s 'Baby It's Cold Outside' SNL Duet Has Hilariously Cold Modern Twist

THE most awesome coolest Christmas deocoration EVER

Iraq Officials: Car Bomb Explosion Near Baghdad Church During Christmas Mass Kills at Least 15

so cool

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.


Massive Inequality Didn't Just Happen—It Was Engineered by Conservative Government Policies

Would the Right-Wing Say Jesus Was a Commie?

Its the subversive glockenspiel...

Can Childhood Trauma Shorten Your Life?

Merry Christmas everyone!

The Flight to Egypt – Coptic Artwork (Picture of the Day)

Live from Bethlehem: The Goldman Sachs 2013 Christmas Story

Inequality: Government Is a Perp, Not a Bystander

Conscientious Objectors Needed Now More Than Ever

'Santa' shot with pellet gun at Christmas toy giveaway

I believe my cat has cancer.

Volunteers venture out into the cold to help homeless

Stories Add Up as Bully Image Trails Christie

Mystery Oil Spill Turns Miles of Trinidad's Beaches Black

'Merry Frackmess!': Elves Erect Gas Drilling Rig on Governor's Front Lawn

Cruelty, Corporations, Congress, and Christmas: Unhappy Holidays for the Poor & Unemployed

Dronesplain, Verb: Whose 4-Year-Old Gets Killed? ***graphic pic***

A Christmas Thought from the Old Man

Study shows where Alzheimer's starts and how it spreads

Jesus Rebranded

More Hunger for the Poorest Americans

Merry Christmas, and thanks to all Democrats who stood by and supported the health care law.

UNRWA condemns Israel's 'Christmas Eve demolitions' in the West Bank

New York Is Said to Settle Suits Over Arrests at 2004 G.O.P. Convention

Did ‘The New Republic’ Take Money From a Drone Manufacturer That Wanted It to Run Defenses of Drones

Phil Robertson (of Duck Dynasty) Suck My Duck

A New Twist in International Relations: The Corporate Keep-My-Data-Out-of-the-U.S. Clause

Bye, bye.

It’s ‘Christmas in Washington’ Again for the Left (Courtesy of Steve Earle)

Judge rules against BP in spill-settlement dispute

Pope Francis uses first Christmas address to urge an end to violent conflict

Mining giant Rio Tinto may pull out of Pebble project in Alaska

The Francis factor: Pope’s economic ideas rattle GOP

Big Government for Dummies: Food-stamp cuts, bloated military budgets, and state-cartel capitalism

3 Turkish Cabinet ministers resign over probe

We are all missing the obvious in our men women discussions:

Happy Christmas, Everybody!!

Carol of the bartenders ("Don't be a dick!")

Congress skeptical of new Pentagon spy agency

Congress skeptical of new Pentagon spy agency (xpost from Congress)

U.S. nuclear missiles are a force in much distress

The Onion's Tips For Last Minute Holiday Shopping

I'm going to get to become a celebrity

Angels We Have Heard on High (Christmas w/ 32 fingers and 8 thumbs) - ThePianoGuys

Tomorrow Starts the Holiday Killing 'Derby' in Idaho

We Three Kings (Piano/Cello) - ThePianoGuys

Ghosts of Christmas past: Eugene Debs

Laney Brown, the sick girl all those carolers sang to, passed this morning.

Gonna spend Christmas with my family for the first time in 30 years.

All I Want for Christmas Is a Union That Fights Climate Change

Gaza lays to rest 3-year-old Palestinian girl killed by Israeli strike

Here Is Edward Snowden's Christmas Message

Republican Senators are Blocking Al Franken’s Bill To Improve Mental Health Services

Christmas Eve was beautiful

Dear George:

ASK A SLAVE: Christmas Special

Live video feeds - neither AdBlock nor FlashBlock nor NoScript

Santa And The Reindeer Are Total Pricks

My Cats and I Wish You All a Very Merry Christmas!

My Cats and I Wish You All a Very Merry Christmas!

My Cats and I Wish You All a Very Merry Christmas!

Thanks for nothing Fucking Santa...

The Inside Story Of How The U.S. Acted To Prevent Another Rwanda

What's your thoughts on the story of Jesus' birth?

Even though the Bible does not say December 25th is Jesus’ birthday…

1,000 dolphins dead following epidemic break out

I feel very sorry

Solar power is growing so fast in California that it is turning the state’s power system upside down

Dallas' Omni Hotel welcomes homeless guests for Christmas

Las Vegas cab driver Gerardo Gamboa finds $US300,000 in cash on back seat

How did gun shows avoid the list? Any thoughts on UBCs??

Happy Birthday Isaac Newton

Carbon-Free Energy Is Possible -- Without Nukes

Merry Christmas everyone

Beliefnet has something for almost everyone, because it's ecumenical!

2013's quotable tennis players

Warm wishes for good health, happiness and financial security to all DUers.

At least Woodrow Wilson was being honest about his intentions.

Heads up - Dr Who at the Proms from the Royal Albert Hall on BB2 - NOW.

Merry Christmas -

Dumbasses of a feather .................

Testimony by a Fukushima evacuee: A Mother Reveals Health Issues She and Her Children Had

A Message from Albert

AP Exclusive: Al-Qaida leader targeting UN workers

97 Chinese workers evacuated from South Sudan to Khartoum

Are cat threads a threat to DU?

Laney's Christmas

On this Christmas Day, let us pause for a moment of silence

Glenn Greenwald, NSA Documents & Checkbook Journalism - BFP Roundtable #02

Ho! Ho! Ho!

The True Meaning of Christmas, According to the Data

"Oy to the world" - Mel BROOKS movies on Sundance. TheProducers done. Now History/World Pt1

Merry Christmas from North Carolina, DU!

Richard Dolan on reclaiming our freedom

Wishing Peace on Earth for All Beings!

"Happy holidays" and First-World Problems

"Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)"

Taliban Rockets Hit U.S. Embassy in Kabul

Russia drops charges against Greenpeace activists

Israeli forces injure 13-year-old Palestinian in Tulkarem clashes

The Often Missing Step in Consuming Information

Let the Midnight Special shine her ever-loving light on me....

A report of a magnitude 22.0 Quake in Montana was sent by USGS text this morning

I'm pulling for Christie for GOP nomination in 2016.

Time to decorate a tree

Some Christmas Cuteness - our house guests for the last several days . . .

American Futures: The Shortcomings of the Governing Class

As Subpoenaed Documents Are Handed Over, Chris Christie (Again) Dismisses Bridge Controversy

30 years later... (Christmas toon too funny not to share)

Target Denies That Customer PIN Data Stolen During Huge Security Breach

Obama gifts little girl with presidential autograph

Gotta share this

UPS backlog means missing Christmas gifts; Amazon responds

This settles the black/white Santa issue Once and for ALL

People are so rude around Christmas time....

Hohoho, DU. :)

Editorial: Utah should stand with the nation and accept gay marriage

And so this is Christmas...

Madagascar's forests vanish to feed taste for rosewood in west and China

There's a new app that helps you counter far-right propaganda:

Special Knesset Meeting Called to Release Pollard

Quiz time

I'm Really Getting to Respect this Pope

Terminally ill Pa. girl dies Christmas Day after receiving her caroling wish

Walmart Busted: Forcing Employees to Donate to Republicans

TX Student Reports Rape, Suspended for 'Public Lewdness'

Is there a site that rates charities in Minnesota?

Gregory Crawford's Weekly Rant! -- Dec. 21, 2013 -- Friday News Dump

Is Humanity Nature’s Customer?{consumer vs. citizen and values}

Does Ed Schultz Ever Resemble Chris Farley

Dan Fogelberg- Same Old Lang Syne

Did you know? Iowa Democratic women holding down undefeated primary streak

CNN: Edward Snowden's Christmas Message

Any Beaders here? I bought some lampwork sqirrels intending to

My personally favorite Christmas Song

As New Services Track Habits, the E-Books Are Reading You

A Year of Delightful Egalitarian Imagination

Jerry Lewis Christmas Special

The Official video for John Lennon's 'Merry Xmas (War Is Over)'. Not upbeat but powerful.

I just noticed that my MP3 player doesn't have any Treat Her Right songs on it

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

so my ex contacted me today/advice wanted

A Christmas Message from the 1% to America

Brainwrap's final end of the year ACA prediction

Happy Holidays! May his Noodly Appendage touch us all!

Atheists, Work With Us for Peace, Pope Says on Christmas

A couple Christmas toons

Homemade cinnamon pecan rolls

Since "Santa" are the parent(s) in a family, I would say that Santa is whatever color that family


My 'conversion' to Libertarianism?

I have a black eye.

So for Christmas I got...

What makes a woman a nymphomaniac?

Why was this locked?

A Beautiful Documentary for Christmas Day!

Happy Dec 25!

Bush's Foiled NSA Blackmail Scheme

The people who challenged my atheism most were drug addicts and prostitutes

Coming snow could slow power restoration efforts

Is anyone else done celebrating?

Religious freedom bill shot down in Knesset vote

(Article)Groceries become a guy thing

'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Claims Black People Were 'Happy' Pre-Civil Rights

Ancient lamp unites Catholic and Jewish students

McDonald's employee website advises not to eat fast foods.

So Many Are Brainwashed that....

GOP congressman eats reindeer for Christmas.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared 'terrorist group'

NJ tribe sues makers of film 'Out of the Furnace'

Just had a Christmas dinner

Just had a Christmas dinner xpost cooking

US condemns Christmas attacks that kill 37 Christians in Iraq

Enjoy your dinner tonight

The True Tale of the Grinch: A Children's Story No Child Should Read

Left 4 Dead 2 - Free to keep forever on Steam today 12/25/2013 until 10:00am PST 12/26/2013

Why Christmas is a special day

"Judges have to be neutral, but they don't have to be eunuchs"

Xmas day on the tube...

Fair Elections Act Now

There Could Be A Security Hole In Samsung Galaxy Phones That The US Government Wants To Use

Raw Story’s five biggest anti-LGBT A-holes of 2013

Well, I suppose we've crossed another Great Divide:

Do you believe that one of the sexes is morally superior to the other?

Finally Discovered The Name Of Ralphie's Dad in "A Christmas Story"

Diabetes risk gene 'from Neanderthals'

Duers know anybody that has dropped out of the workforce?

I got a Samsung Galaxy 3 for Xmas. But....

Making chicken soup this home-alone afternoon,

Well all I got for christmas was the flu.

'This Week' Roundtable: Snowden Vindicated?

Edward Snowden's Christmas Message: "A Child Born Today will Grow up with No Conception of Privacy"

The official Mr. pig appreciation page

Fish photos

Fleeing bad economy, French Jews flock to Israel

We got a nastygram about calling ADHD a mental disorder

Pussy Riot Reunion

What did you get for Christmas?

Palestinian SFSU student’s photo condemned as ‘potential threat’

Couple good sci-fi/thrillers - "Cabin in the Woods" & "John Dies at the End"

plastic eating fungus

For future reference: My nicknames for fast food joints.

Netanyahu to announce up to 2,000 new settlement homes

xpost from Gaming: Left 4 Dead 2 - Free on Steam until 10:00am PST 12/26/2013

An expose of the new Cat Thread Threat:Al Qaeda Attacks Internet With Photo Of Adorable Piglet

Organic Farmers vs. Monsanto: Final Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Crops from GMO Contamina

Happy Christmas DU! "The Women are Smarter" - Grateful Dead

All I want for Christmas is...

Have a perfect day.. Love ya all!

First Lady Michelle Obama reacts...

Palestinian Elite Guard Tries To Defuse Violent Feud Read more:

Merry Christmas From the American Gun Culture

I want a couple of these...

On Creepiness

Anti-aging formula slated to begin human trials

Merry Agnostic / Atheist Christmas to all!

What Happens When Anti-Semitism Is Whitewashed

I hope your kids looked like this when they opened their presents...

Is singling out Israel for boycotts anti-Semitic?

Online Retailers Stole Christmas, Many Shoppers Say

McDonald's on employee resources site: Not lovin' it

Saw Anchorman 2 today

Precious, the semi-feral kitty spent the summer down the street in a wooded area

In the Spirit of the Holidays...Peace Be With You...n/t

Is Ireland Obsessed with Israel?

Is singling out Israel for boycotts anti-Semitic?

The Lounge phrase of the day for Christmas is "Stuck In Our Rectums".

Man, did I ever strike the mother lode today.

A Christmas message from Nance Greggs,

A (brief and to the point) Christmas message from Jean-Luc Picard & crew...

Will someone say goodbye to Elocs for me?

Turn off the cell phones, already people

Federal Officials Report a Late Surge in Insurance Enrollment

Avoiding health insurance gaps takes persistence

Dumb Criminals: DUI Suspect Calls Friends To Pick Her Up - Who Are Subsequently Busted For DUI

Clothes, gift cards, a new turntable... I have the best family ever!

Scalia's early and unintentional(?) Christmas gift to the LGBT community.

Pope Francis Offers Hopeful Christmas Day Message From St. Peter's Balconey

White House - West Wing Week: 12/24/13 or, "The Holiday Card"

Weekly Address: The President and First Lady Wish Everyone a Happy Holiday Season