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Archives: December 30, 2019

Our new life in Costa Rica

Victory For Oceans: Court Upheld Protections For National Marine Monuments In North Atlantic

vinyl album sales hit record 973K copies in one week ending DEc 19th

It is now "cool" to hex tRump with binding spells each month.

For 3 years, there's been a constant refrain that Trump is "panicking," that Pelosi is "getting und

Could the 2020 US Presidential and US Senate Election be similar to 2008?

"I've something to die for, what more can I do? I've got something to live for, what about you?"

Jewish leaders urge action after another 'senseless' attack

🔥 Menorah Lighting in Des Moines with Bernie 🕎

Sunday is a spa day🛁🤗

Go the F*ck To Sleep, read by Samuel L.Jackson. NSFW

TCM Schedule for Thursday, January 2, 2020 -- What's On Tonight: Bob Hope

Chase Winovich gives back to hometown by paying off school-lunch debt

TCM Schedule for Friday, January 3, 2020 -- What's On Tonight: Planet of the Apes

TCM Schedule for Saturday, January 4, 2020 -- The Essentials: Louisiana Coming of Age

All my friends are having babies and I'm just here like...

"One of our puppies was having a nightmare until his sister came to comfort him"

Could we start a Putin-Trump Informational database?

When you get in the shower and just let the water run down your back while rethinking all your life

States charge more for electric cars as new laws take effect


'Citizens United Broke Our Democracy One Decade Ago. It Never Recovered.'

Genocide: the new normal in Duque's Colombia

Democratic Strategist urges quick Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren win

GA US Senate Special Election will determine which party controls the US Senate in 2020.

Robert Reich@RBReich Since 1970:

Chile: indigenous win a round in lithium struggle

"Gloria" "People have the Power" Patti Smith & U2

Adding Mass to a Planet To See How It Changes

As if we need another reason to love Rep Lewis

Duque sacks Colombia's controversial army chief

Statement from Joe Biden on Congressman John Lewis

Japanese maps of East Asia- a historical resource

What they're saying: Obama leads messages of support for John Lewis

So Im guessing Guns is Churches will now be complusory

We know RWers are cheering. JimBakker,guests said Cummings' death was God punishing Trump opponents!

Klepetan and Malena - Croatia's most Unusual Love Story

John Lewis dancing November 18th.

6 Magic Words Decoding Bernie's Vibe In Dover

Rare White Moose.

Behind The Song - Playing For Change - "The Weight"

Stabbings vs Shootings, Warning: about killing and death!

The 'Guardian Angels' Are Back to Patrol Crown Heights.

Is my computer just old or do too many sites have too many ads on them now?

Jews Under Attack Deserve Better Than Selective Outrage

Cute video of German children singing against global warming ... link

'Fast Fashion' May Be Cheap, But It Comes At A Cost


Religious discrimination bill: what will Australians be allowed to say and do if it passes?

In case you're wondering, the reason Pompeo has decided not to run for senator from Kansas

Here Are All the Books Donald Trump Recommended in 2019

Barack Obama:

Poloncarz pick for president - Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren brings kitchen table talk to Council Bluffs forum

NYT: Bolton, Pompeo begged Trump to release Ukraine aid.

Why do "Mega-constellations" Matter to the Dark Sky Community?

'No blondes allowed': 50 years after a junior high experiment, students say it had 'a big impact'

Bill Barr Thinks America Is Going to Hell.

Stock Market returns, Obama vs. Trump (so far) Spoiler: Obama still beating Trump

Dehydrated Koala Desperately Approaches Cyclist And Sips From Water Bottle

Trump's pardon of Gallagher just got even more appalling

Sustained bounce in support for Trump removal since impeachment, in this poll.

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, January 1: TCM Spotlight: The Roaring '20s

Joe Walsh Lucky That Way

California Is Booming. Why Are So Many Californians Unhappy?

Biden gets the best of a heckler once again.

Indictment: Russians also tried to help Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein presidential campaigns

Richard Pryor w Dick "Peggy Noonan" Cavett

Tourists, firefighters flee as new heatwave fans Australia blazes

Mitch Hedberg - University of Oklahoma - 2004

George Carlin: "I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die, 6.23.2001"

UN Working Group Condemns Racial Discrimination Of Ecuadorians Of African Descent - Analysis

Dave Chappelle rapping live Feb, 2009, 3+ hours

Eddie Izzard handles Joe Rogan.

Chris Rock 1996 - Bring The Pain

All eyes on 'new way' in Kim Jong-un's New Year speech

Prince - America (Official Music Video) (Live in Nice, France - October 27, 1985)

After NYC attacks, Bernie Sanders talks unity at menorah lighting - Des Moines

📸 Bernie Sanders celebrates diversity at Des Moines menorah lighting, urges fight against bigotry

Love Warren's Rembrandt Tax.

Disgraced bishop spent $4.6 million on mansion that sold for only $1.2 million

Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning

Here's why Hillary won the primaries on her second try, but Bernie probably won't.

Got a High Five From Warren!

Word puns leave me numb......

Man threatened to bomb Jersey City Jews just days after Kosher store attack

Breakfast Monday 30 December, 2019

Billionaires Have Trump to Thank: How the Mega-Rich Raked In $500 Billion in 2019

'A terrible time to be poor': Cuts to SNAP benefits will hit 700,000 hungry Americans

Democratic House Caucus & Republican House Caucus Ethnic Breakout

Democrat Stacey Abrams of Georgia, Her Fight For Voting Rights

"I study liars. I've never seen one like Donald Trump." - high rate of cruel lies

Biden Rebounds, Warren Slows: What We Know About the 2020 Money Race Today

Chinese Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies Is Sent to Prison (WSJ)

Bloomberg campaign moves headquarters to Times Square

It's 4 AM PDT And Trump Is Still Impeached

I got a Holiday Card from Al Franken this year...

Joe Biden Says He Would Comply With a Senate Subpoena, Reversing Course

Monday TOONs - Good Luck, Kid

Bernie Sanders staffers complained about the campaign's use of Amazon, a frequent Sanders target

Silver-Backed Chevrotain, With Fangs And Hooves, Photographed In Wild For First Time

Inside the Biggest 2020 Advertising War Against Trump

Every Australian State At Or Above 40C; Victoria's Turn As Fires "Racing" To The Coast

Moscow Dumping Artificial Snow In City Center For New Year Events; 2019 Warmest Year On Record

After brain surgery, Jimmy Carter returns to hometown church

New Dog Track in Town!

RIP Neil Innes

What To Watch For (And Where) On Forest Policy In 2020, After A Decade Of Reversals, Murders

Sanders set to release medical history by end of year,,has he..???

At this point he's just rubbing his treachery in democracy's face...

Womp Womp - Returns From "Privatizing" Saudi Aramco Will Cover 6 Months Of Kingdom's Deficits


I wouldn't have wasted my time on Trump, says Greta Thunberg

Ohio Minimum Wage Increase to $8.70/ hour

Ohio Minimum Wage to increase in 2020

December 30 - Happy Birthday Governor Janet Mills (D) ME

Anyone else play wave music at night?

Due to computer issues...

2,300 unvaccinated students may not be allowed back to class, Seattle Public Schools warn

"Trump's Personal Pathology is America's Foreign Policy"

You can feel the revisionism picking up speed in real time...

Vavilov Ice Cap In Arctic's Kara Sea "Projectile Vomiting" Into Ocean After Sudden Acceleration

Trump impeachment trial drags Roberts into spotlight

My reward system.

* My KPop Playlist Tracks: Momoland - Bboom Bboom

John Coffey... (The Green Mile)

The case for letting senators vote secretly on Trump's fate

Pompeo to visit Ukraine amid impeachment furor, disarray in Trump's policy toward key ally

The Worst Political Predictions of 2019

Donald Trump tied with Barack Obama as most admired man of the year, poll finds

Should we steel ourselves for the election in November?

Got up, saw #PresidentSanders trending, and for a minute I thought I'd slept just a bit too long!

Any Ken Follett fans?

A dozen Virginia Tech cadets suspended as a result of 'blood-pinning'

Klobuchar compressing the time frame, emphasizing quickly achievable.

NEWS: Bernie Sanders has raised $26 million so far in Q4 and hopes to hit $28.4 million ...

One of these things is not like the other. OMG OMG OMG

Bo Diddley was born on this date.

Just tried to call Congressman John Lewis' office to express my sympathies.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: December 29, 1890

Anyone have experience with Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Music System?

Warren Buffett is spending billions to make Iowa 'the Saudi Arabia of wind'

From Wikipedia

"Releasing The Aid Was In The Interest Of The United States" Like That Matters To Trump

Browns (on Freddie Kitchens): "We didn't see opportunities for improvement"

🔥 Dallas County Brunch with Bernie - West Des Moines

One more from Bo Diddley

A message of hope

How Many Fox News Guests Blame (Jewish) George Soros For Lots Of "Bad Stuff" Over And Over And Over

Cameraman falls in love with Frenchie rescued from hoarder

My person of the year is

Just saw 'Cats' and really did like it.


Greta Thunberg: climate activism has made her 'very happy', says father

Flashback to the Stephanopolous/Trump interview earlier this year.

The "Bernie Blackout" appears to be over: How will the media cover the Sanders campaign now?

Tourists Flee Australia

"Vote for us , we're incrementally better than our competition ..... ". REALLY?

R.I.P. Neil Innes

A question for those of you who were set on Kamala Harris only..

Key impeachment witness told to leave Ukraine...

Tweet by Ken Cuccinelli that suggested the suspect in the New York Hanukkah stabbings is ...

Former President Jimmy Carter

Divers Find Giant Mysterious 'Egg' Floating In Ocean

Warren Buffett is spending billions to make Iowa 'the Saudi Arabia of wind'

Two polls for Iowa...One poll for New Hampshire in the entire month of December...

Explosive new revelations just weakened Trump's impeachment defenses

Bernie Sanders subdued, pragmatic in Keene interview

My nomination for the tweet of the DAY:

Bernie Sanders Tries to Save 42 Minor League Teams from Elimination

The losing argument, IMO.

Which states are purging voters? Can I guess ONLY states run by cons?

How many people should a minimum wage full time job be able to support?

Pompeo attempts to say "anti-semitism"

Cory Booker 2020 Launches Six-Figure Iowa TV Buy with New 60 Second Spot "He Will Win"

Senator Sanders - The Keene Sentinel's editorial board interview

What did Trump and Putin discuss yesterday?

Michael Bennet calls himself 'the opposite of Donald Trump' in New Hampshire TV ad

Are you gonna smoke that all by yourself?

Video: Senator Sanders - The Keene Sentinel's editorial board interview

President Obama: "From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year."

Freshman Congresswoman Jahana Hayes on John Lewis:

BREAKING: Gov. Justice (W.Va.) approves firing of all involved in Nazi-like salute

Our wireless doorbells.....

Was just thinking that Bush's approval rating was over 50% and he barely squeaked passed Kerry

My rendering of FLOTUS Michelle Obama

Who is Michael K. Atkinson ?

It's Just Two Days Until ELECTION YEAR!

Obama Vs Trump or Real Dad vs Creeper

Ivanka is a senior advisor to the president. Why doesn't the media treat her like one?

CNN: "Armed parishioners saved 'untold number of lives.'" (Church shooting #4432)

1985-1993 My Employees Were Paid $10-$12.50 an Hour

You raised $116.40 on December 29, 2019 ActBlue POTUS donation links

Trump is America's Most Admired Man for First Time, Ties With Obama in Annual Gallup Poll

Trump Runs The Country Just Like He Ran His Failed Businesses

Sources: Redskins set to hire Ron Rivera as coach; fire president Bruce Allen

Trump acknowledges Synagogue attack: "wonderful statements about me this morning on @foxandfriends"

Which candidates will announce their 4Q haul before tomorrow at Midnight?

The interesting thing, that I have been getting from Iowa Independent voters

Hate crimes charges against man accused in Hanukkah stabbing

Graham is suspicious of Rudy G's back channel phone calls?

Sufficiency Capitalism - The People's New World Order

Estimate of 2020 Redistricting Changes

Article: California Is Booming. Why Are So Many Californians Unhappy?

Who has received an email from Zina Spezakis?

Link between religious fundamentalism and brain damage established by scientists

Biden said he'd nominate Obama to the Supreme Court if 'he'd take it'

Deputy tases woman, 70, while trying to make arrest at her home

I have three words for these assholes and they're not "Happy New Year"!

Giuliani's Ukraine efforts are a formalization of the rumor-to-Trump pipeline

I Read The Shakedown / Bribery Of Ukraine Was Up To 7 Felonies - Anyone Seen A Legit List?

Joe Biden would consider a Republican VP.

Cancer Patient Set On Fire During Operation In Romania

Don't go yet, John Lewis. We need you.

Lexipro: The secret to coping with your right wing relatives.

A new government study shows how Trump's tariffs have backfired

So Pompeo will be in Ukraine on

Gabbard says impeachment will only 'embolden' Trump

Why retiring at 65 could become a thing of the past

Why the Impact of the Trump Taxes Remains Partly Hidden

NC-11: Mark Meadows accused of timing retirement to help elect wife's friend

Everett leaders want closer look at transit finances, merger

My second job just cut my working hours by almost 62%. From 39 hours to 15.

Plastic bag ban in Snohomish arrives on New Year's Day

What's needed to make room in the inn for homeless

Nothing Fails like Biblical History

Bernie Sanders is in 'good health' after heart attack, doctor says in summary of health

Sacklers siphoned nearly $11 billion from Purdue amid opioid crisis

Here is our full report on the release of a summary of @BernieSanders health

Here is our full report on the release of a summary of @BernieSanders health

Direct Air Capture of CO2 with Aqueous Amino Acids and BIG (bis-aminoguanidines).

Alabama Police bragging about arresting homeless people

Bernie Sanders is in 'good health' after heart attack, doctor says in summary of health

Before nazis with tiki torches were fashionable

New: Trump approval clears 50%. Bloomberg 8% rises to 4th place.

Longtime bell-ringer outside Nordstrom loses his perch as Salvation Army wrestles with image

President of Chile closes 2019 with 11 percent approval rating

Neil Innes, Monty Python Collaborator And Rutles Member, Dead At 75

Cartoons more of the best of the year

Yang Sees Fundraising Surge

In the history of the US has there ever been a President that expressed "hatred" for one state?


Another Virginia County Says It Won't Abide By New Gun Laws. Can It Do That?

Video proves McDonald's employee didn't slur cop on coffee cup: owner


Explosive new revelations just weakened Trump's impeachment defenses

Hey Pompeo - Give Zelinsky A Gift Of $100,000,000 In Lethal Military Aid For Jerking Him Around

Pompeo says Senate run 'not something I want to do'

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Says 'Shang-Chi' Cast Will Be '98% Asian'

Fact-checking President Trump's biggest claims

For my 20,000th post I would just like to say, "Thanks DU".

Chinese Scientist Linked To Gene-Edited Babies Sentenced To Prison

Trump Wants To Kick Hundreds Of Thousands Of Disabled People Off Social Security

How to stop the Russian/GOP talking point about '16

An elegy for Car2Go, the smarter Zipcar rival that lost its way

PHILLY PROUD! Danielle Outlaw just appointed as new police commissioner! She was police


Ethics, Republican Style

Images of Moving Deer projected onto buildings in Walthamstow, England

WATCH my full interview with presidential candidate @BernieSanders from #RedWhiteWho

Oh for the love of GOD.. calm down...

Ken Cuccinelli "apparently, American values did not take hold in this family."

The next time you see a HarrisX, Harvard Harris poll on DU

Trump Allows Asbestos to Return Under New EPA Policy - Rolling Stone

Joe Biden says he would consider a Republican V.P.

Disgraced bishop spent $4.6 million on mansion, which included a $20,000 dining room table, ...

US Has Slowest Population Growth Rate In A Century As Births Decline

Gallup Gaslighting Americans Again-Obama was #1 in Admired Man Survey

Tweet of the Day

Questions about Eddie Gallagher

2020 resolution

Yes, I would vote for a Republican for President.

Iowa woman accused of racist attacks to undergo mental tests

Well, my COLA increase on Social Security will be about $13.50 a month.

Explosive new revelations just weakened Trump's impeachment defenses

GOP leader really wants you to forget about all the Republicans fleeing the House

How Citizens United Got Us Trump with Robert Reich Dec 30, 2019

Ivanka says kids hurt by her dad's family separations 'not part of my portfolio'

Is This an Authentic Photograph of Trump?

Mansplaining convention coming to Orlando promises to 'Make Women Great Again' Not the Onion!

How Used Hilton Hotel Soaps Get Recycled

Joe Biden released his heath records

John Lewis, in the words of Charlie Pierce:

US atomic waste dump in Marshall Islands to be investigated

Trumpism, explained.

I avoid hearing Trump

Poisonings, Assassination, And A Coup: The Secret Soviet Invasion Of Afghanistan

What's for Dinner, Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Many Thanks & RIP Neil Innes, Music, The Holy Grail & Monty Python

Trump rules by crisis, and now he wants a war. Can we stop it before it starts?

10 Good Things About 2019

The new White House Press Secretary answers your questions (CBC TV)

Mobile one day, in one picture, destroyed its reputation.

Buttigieg Says We Should Decriminalize All the Drugs

R. Reich tweet.

"Arf arf he goes, a merry sight, our little furry friend,

Yale psychiatrist reveals how to tell which side is telling the truth on impeachment

It has been 47 days since a qualifying poll in Iowa, New Hampshire, or Nevada was taken.

Gallagher will kill again-who wants to bet it could even be his wife?

California's groundbreaking privacy law takes effect in January. What does it do?

Faulty Equipment, Lapsed Training, Repeated Warnings: How a Preventable Disaster Killed Six Marines

To anyone who calls themself a Christian---evangelical, fundamentalist, main-line or splinter sect,

The biggest business con of 2019: fleecing workers while bosses get rich

Corey Lewandowski is on Cameo

Best political thing of 2019? NANCY PELOSI

Duran Duran - Ordinary World Live (A Diamond In The Mind)................

The Night Parrot is not extinct

D.C.'s Newseum Will Shut Its Doors Tuesday for good

🔥 Campaign Update from Iowa

Because you all look so beautiful tonight,

Rudy Giuliani: Congress Moving Toward Dictatorship

Oh great, Trump's next rally is Jan 14th in Milwaukee.

This time the right guy had a gun, and stopped more carnage.

UPDATE! Fred Guttenberg: "I absolutely cannot support @BernieSanders

Judge dismisses Kupperman/Bolton case: Absolute Immunity is BOGUS & Bolton Must Testify

Oh My - Breaking - Judge Dismisses lawsuit from Bolton Aid who refused

What I Learned From Republicans.

*NEW* Morning Consult Poll - Biden 32%, Sanders 21%, Warren 14%, Buttigieg 8%, Bloomberg 6%

Intentional abuse of power nailed down

Prosecutorial Reform Bill passes in South Korea

anyone doing any gardening?

Iran-backed Iraqi militia vows revenge to US strikes

Sandhill Crane Live Webcam in Arizona

How Big Companies Won New Tax Breaks

Time to review Trump exit scenarios Part 2.