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Archives: December 31, 2008

Not a great start for the new Thai leader..:(

For Some Culprits In Financial Meltdown, Life Is Still Pretty Good

Bits and Pieces from the year past --- Let Cheney Health Care be the National Example

LAT: Obama-inspired hope goes only so far in Kenya

My PERSONAL recommendation for the 2008 "No Shit Sherlock" Awards...

No More Goodies for Doctors From Drug Makers..

What I want for next Christmas (1897, Robert Ingersoll)

He named the guy who shot himself in the leg Senator???

This is not about Israel or Palestine, it is about the right of all people to live peacefully.

Dupe - delete

Cheap Home Sweet Home

Mods pls delete, posting bug

Business Group Launches Action To Block Worker's Free Choice On Unions

China dairy manager on trial for milk scandal

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Drops to Record Low as Unemployment Increases

CONgress gets a raise on Thursday..will you?

Now at the local gas-station convenience store...meat being sold out of a car trunk.

Now at the local gas-station convenience store...meat being sold out of a car trunk.

Check out this Time magazine article on protests in France....Read the pompous first sentence:

Webb Sets His Sights On Prison Reform

Watching Kennedy Center Honors, I have the following thought: James Brolin, Barbara Streisand's

GM: Credit scores of 621 and 0% loans and you can ride ......

DU legal eagles...are court transcripts public record?

Microsoft outlines vision of pay-as-you-go computing (CNN)

Rachel has Burris on her show for an exclusive?


how about a little humor?

Monte Cristo! The new Congress will be sworn in on Jan 6th!

Hey look - DU's picked up as a blog on the NYTimes search

Look what Cliff's up to .........

It's amazing that human beings have lasted this long

Bush looks like he is afraid of Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Best of Malloy tonight

Damn ..... 'Jena 6' figure shoots himself

Geothermal energy a booming business

Calif. Sues To Block Bush Endangered Species Rules

Influx Of Black Renters Raises Tension In Bay Area

I'm getting tired of all of this "guilt by association" business

Former U.S. Army Arsenal employee pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to act as Unregistered Agent of Israel

Hey, remember those reverse mortgages?

Hey...whatever happened to "Ditech." TeeVee used to air their adds repeatedly...

Florida: Jamaican man jailed for mortgage fraud

I'm not satisfied that Bush is gone in 21 days. I'm less satisfied that The Dick is gone in 21 days.

Americans Believe Religion is Losing Clout (Gallup)

C-Span had an excellent part of a conference on about lobbying yesterday.

ABC's Night Line: Dem Scandals! Scandals! Scandals!

Do you think Bin Laden is still alive?

Home Sweet Hotel Suite for Obamas in the Capital

Guerilla Art on The West Bank (Dial-up warning)

I know that times are tough, but I hope they put the solar panels back on the WH

Israel puts Gaza attack on YouTube

Proud to be a lilly livered, bleeding heart, liberal, egg-head, communist.

The Life and Times of Harvey Milk

Bin Laden Slapped America in the he wants to clench his hand and punch us into submission

in the Ghetto

New Year’s Resolutions for Cable News

Anyone have some good recipes for fukitol I can try for the next 21 days?

Pat Buchanan needs a meds-adjustment


Didn't Pat Buchanan say that McLame and Palin won

Do you folks agree with the picks?: Welcome to America's hall of shame

TIME: Behind Vegas's Bad Bet

Am I an idiot or are they running the same Countdown every night?

Arab States Cancel New Year Festivities in Solidarity With Gaza

Arab States Cancel New Year Festivities in Solidarity With Gaza

Harry Reid says Burris won't be seated. Therefore,

Those of you who denounced Bristol Palin for having a child...How many of you have adopted?

Rampage in Gaza for a Bump in the Polls

Will Banks and Financial Markets Recover in 2009? By Nouriel Roubini

Just remember folks: If you want to change Congress, you've *GOT* to change congressmen...

Clay Bennett TOON on the middle east

Charles Barkley arrested on suspicion of DUI

Alberto Gonzales is writing a book, considers himself a casualty of war on terror

US vacates Baghdad palace ahead of handover

The Rude Pundit: End of the Year Haiku, 2008

Why does Hamas fire rockets into Israel?

Time Warner Cable subscriber? Brace yourself - THE DAILY SHOW may be on the chopping block

Should DUers actively campaign to get other DUers banned?

Time Warner Cable To Lose Viacom's MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon & Comedy Central In NY, LA, Everywhere

As a reminder - 20 days left until George W. Bush gets away with his crimes

Howard Dean: Vermonter of the Year

Who do the powerful listen to?

So Lieberman can caucus with the Senate Dems but Burris cannot?

Alberto Gonzales: Pet Shop Boy

Rapper DMX pleads guilty to animal cruelty, theft, and narcotics charges

LTTE: The End Of A Heartless, Revolting Dishonesty

* 1st thing Barack should do is give the White House a darn good scrubbin'

KB Toys Giftcards Will No Longer Be Taken After Tomorrow

My haiku made it onto the Rude Pundit!!!!

Ore. woman, 88, gives naked intruder the squeeze

What if someone decided they were going to occupy your house, what would you do?

Out with the Old and in with the New...say good-bye to your least favorite GOPer

Time Warner to cut Daily Show and Colbert starting tonight!

Why is it we're all pacifists except in the I/P forum?

What's Cliff been up to ....... ?

Roland Burris should be judged on his own merits. The appointment is legitimate.

Interior Dept. rule allowing guns in national parks may violate White House directive.»

What's changed? Roland Burris on December 13:

Since the new year has already occurred in the first part of the world to get to it

Staples Advertises 6400 Gig Hard Drive; Singularity Quickly approaching.

You know .........

Here's an Idea for some of the malcontents at DU. We all are

I said something incredibly stupid yesterday and I'm sorry

I've lost about 35% of my retirement funds. Thank you, George Bush

A hope for a silver lining?

Listening to "Frangela" on Air America makes me want to pull my teeth out

mile and a half radius has to evacuate in Ky. HAZMAT

Judge awards $65M to men taken from USS Pueblo

It's nice to be prepared, but is this weird?

SC Unemployment Fund Could Go Broke Without Deal

Can anybody refer me to a site that has info re: one of FDR's VPs

Time Warner Cable Loses Viacom: MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central To Go Dark

Time Warner Cable Loses Viacom: MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central To Go Dark

I found the perfect response to the freeper posts

U.S. to Widen Supply Routes in Afghan War

Roland Burris' Monumental Ego (TPM)

Roland Burris' Monumental Ego (TPM)

Katrina cottage occupants face new displacement

A nice Truman quote for your New Years perusal.

Gonzo: "I Consider Myself One Of The Many Casualties Of The War On Terror"

Beer lake freezes in Germany LOL

Former Texas Sheriff James Parker should sue George W. bUsh & Dick Cheney for $billions.

Loss of White House Puts McConnell in GOP Spotlight

I want to apologize for saying everyone who disagrees with me is a sick fucking nazi kittenstomper

Toomey takes shot at Specter over EFCA (only Republican who has joined the Democratic senators)

Dick Cheney, "intelligence is an art form"

Q&A Bush overseas to do list is incomplete

Q&A Bush overseas to do list is incomplete

Anybody else having trouble streaming Nova-M today?

just saw on Cable we're losing 22 chanels.. any info out there.? I'm sure price wont go down

Peace is not the answer! I want more war! More killing!

Stores, entire chains will close in '09: analysts say

Is Norm Coleman stealing the election?

My New Year's Eve gift to you: What's wrong with this picture?

RIPOFF ALERT!!! You May Lose Comedy Central shows because of dispute

Just caught part of an interview with Caroline Kennedy.

Cheney, "Intelligence is an art form":

Lawyer in Alamo case: Bible no defense for abuse

Is Israel repeating the mistakes of the past?

Is Israel repeating the mistakes of the past?

New Year's Poll

CNN = Politics

Wexler Blasts Foreign Leaders Over Gaza

Do you think Blago made the Burris appointment as an attempt at .....

‘Key Ally In The War On Terror’ Breaks With U.S., Condemns Israel For Gaza Strikes»

Veterans and Service Members Survival Guide


Bushies say Happy New Year!

I think the Kenedy Honors was a giant FU to Bush

How to make a conservative's head explode

My Time Warner cable is out completely

Who has the power

rough copy of my next ltte Re: National Health Plan ...please critique

Ban on battery-powered cigarettes

Saw "Milk" with Sean Penn yesterday

What are the worst analogies you've seen on DU for how teh gays are "attacking OUR candidate"?

Rick Sanchez just did a very good half hour on the Israel/Gaza situation

We are all JUST DUers

Who are Shministim? They're Israeli Conscientious Objectors in jail,

Gaza, Katrina, Iraq, Syria, NKorea, Wounded Knee, Dunkirk, Waterloo,

Things We Can’t Live Without: The List Has Grown in the Past Decade

BREAKING: UNHAPPY NEW YEAR! Time Warner Cable To Lose Viacom's MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon...

China milk scandal 'guilty' plea (BBC)

25% of the dead in Gaza are civilians

Cynthia McKinney

The other shoe is dropping

Dec. 30th photo: Bush phones Palestinian P.M., with a "concerned Presidentin' look" on his face...

The usual news end-of-the-year reflections are saying what a bad year 2008 was.

Has Israel Revived Hamas?

Is anyone else working on the NYTimes' OP chart "The Year in Questions"


Anyone else haveing trouble wiht NovaM and AAR streams today?

another victim for the crashing real estate market: the easy divorce.

SF Holocaust memorial vandalized

Gonzales throws himself a pity party: "What is it that I did that deserves this kind of response?"

Mukasey's recommendation of exec privilege to hide Cheney transcript revealed

OK, which is it? Is Blago's senate choice of Burris...

The End of the Green Party: "The Green Party now lies in the political graveyard"

If Al Gore had been president for the last 8 years...

Should the history channel change its name?

Momma used to tell me not to talk politics or religion if I wanted to stay clear of arguments.

My little nephew saw Barack Obama at the zoo today.

Will this be the last Bushism of the Year?

The Accidental Atheist: From Hippie to Humanist in Half a Century

10 Other things that assure you will NOT be hired from an interview.


Homelessness front page

Interesting article on Obama and Golf

My 190th ltte printed today-please DU

Dogs That Didn't Bark

NO WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Headlines 12/31/08

The Top 10 Rightblogger Stories of 2008

In Cut and Paste Job, Treasury Admits It Still Doesn't Know What Banks Are Doing With Bailout Money

Why G.W. Bush should be frogmarched before the Hague

TimeWarner-Viacom putting the screw to COLBERT-SpongeBob and other fans

The role of the media: THE POLL!

Do you like Google Earth? Howzabout Google Mars???

Are times really that bad already?

Globe and Mail End of Year pics show anguish of Americans

It's occurred to me why Larry Craig speaks the way he does.

"How technology killed the Boogieman"

Albert (I don't recall) Gonzales writing a tell book on

Michael Tomasky's list of 19 worst Americans of 2008

"I'm Gonna Blow Your B!*#* Off!"

Did Obama genuinely become a Christian or did he become that way for political purposes?

Who would you rather spend New Year's Eve with?

WTF is wrong with this country?? Bristol and Levi to get $300K for their baby pics!!

Dear Men, women & children (esp children) of Palestine; what you fail to grasp

Pelosi steers stimulus to all-Democratic panel

Please take some time to peruse DUer Bigtree's website

88-Year-Old woman finds naked intruder in her house, squeezes crotch

When did "The New Deal" become a dirty word?

For Auld Lang Syne

Burris and Blago

Z2K9?: Microsoft Zunes everywhere freeze at midnight

WHO thinks DU should have a countdown clock, till 1/20/09? Chime IN below!

cnn 'breaking': NOW the * admin is worried about ending the bombing

On this New Year's Eve, remember your Republican friends.

I'll be heading to Trinidad to see President Obama

A question. The Great Depression is often dated from the October '29 market crash:

Conservatives Preparing For Coleman Defeat

Fireworks + Nightclub- Again. 54 dead in nightclub fire in Bangkok

Pakistani Militant Confesses to Planning Mumbai Attacks

Ca. Attorney general: Administration seeks ‘to gut the Endangered Species Act’

Goodbye 2008

Record 151 US troops die in Afghanistan in 2008 - military says likely to get even bloodier

Brady Campaign Sues Interior Department-Over Rule Allowing Concealed Guns In Parks

Is comparing Bush to Sarah Palin more insulting to Bush or to Palin?

Study: Many Teens Don't Keep Virginity Pledges - Pledgers are also less likely to use birth control.

A Very Bad Year

Our Election Fraud video removed from YouTube :(

Madoff attorneys explore inansity defense. Kevin Bacon looses money in scandal.

Happy Semicentennial, Cuba. 50 years ago tomorrow...

Something to think about in regards to the Middle East Crisis tonight...

What will you do with the extra second at midnight tonight ?

Breaking on GEM$NBC :Fitzgerald seeks more time for indictment of Blagojevich

Has anyone here heard of a life insurance policy that doesn't pay out...

A little levity, mods. What's everybody doing, tonight?

Thank You, Chip Saltzman

War pawns ask: "Will I ever be the person I once liked?"

"Soylent Green" showing on TCM right now...

A must read ... the most important post on DU ever

Wow, JUST WOW, Things Have Gotten Really Bad Here...

Has the "Numbness" set in, yet with many "Legacy DU'ers?"

End of year a busy time for hospital delivery rooms

New Tear's Eve TOONS- Good riddance to 2008

Ambulancemen ‘decided dying man not worth saving’

10 Things that Scream, "Don't Hire Me!" (advice for those out of work from

Tonight I'm going to party like it's 1999

So there I am... peacefully drinking coffee...

Forget the Big Apple -- Drop a Peach

Forget the Big Apple -- Drop a Peach

Another wholesome tale of a true American defending his homestead from terra-ist intruders.

I don't mind if Palin's kids get made fun of.

So when does Michael Newdow get declared a vexatious litigant?

The Official Rick Warren SHOE THROW

You'll never see the eye of a needle in the same light again

ON ENTERING THE AGE OF JOY ...from Yoko Ono Lennon

NO MORE NPR! What is your favorite radio News show ??

Valkyrie. A very scary trip into the world of government taken over by militarism.

Brandon Friedman: Military Times Damages Credibility with Obama "Survey"

Brandon Friedman: Military Times Damages Credibility with Obama "Survey"

Mass suicides by 30 GB Zune. Yep, they just couldn't face another year.

n2doc -- Thanks for all the 2008 toons!

Just think: Starting 1 20 09, government buildings will no longer have GWB's picture on their walls!

VOTE: Send Message to Obama to Replace NCLB

Please help push for a Special Prosecutor to bring the law to Washington!

Incredible story. Makes you think how smart animals really are!

Connecticut DUers - WTIC cans McEnroe & Smith, their only on-air Democrats

Torture prosecutions finally begin in the U.S.-"A flagrant & pernicious abuse of power & authority"

Happy New Year

The Contents of this post will Piss-Off every Women here and I hope ..Men also.

Happy New Year present to DU, a thread guaranteed to give you a smile! (pic heavy)

Amazing! 3M CEO ADMITS that it's "Company before country"!

Al From called for charter schools in 2000. Now failed schools can be made charter schools.

Al From called for charter schools in 2000. Now failed schools can be made charter schools.

Strategies for Mexico's Drug War...Today's LA Times...

The eagerly awaited Part 2 of Dennis Prager's sexual advice to women is here!! Yay.

I never wanted this, but

Extra Extra Read All About It...More Church Greed...

THE HEALTH-INSURANCE industry’s version of health-care reform is: “You pay more. We profit more."

I recently saw that "coke jaw" thing again, and have another question about it.

List of channels Time Warner will cut off at midnight

Bush Admin Made A "Faustian Pact With Bin Laden" & Should Be FROGMARCHED Before The Hague

Has anybody tried the digital eyeglasses that switch analog Tv to digital TV?

Under Bush, OSHA Mired in Inaction (WaPo)

Last TOONS for 2008- War, Bushco, Bailout

Remember that story about the woman finding 10 grand in a box of Annies crackers?

So um, is Caroline's bid for know, Senate seat, like, toast?

Does a politician REALLY need to promote "a strong defense" to get elected?

Patrick Fitzgerald Will Work for Food

I went on a date last night.

The DUI exception to the constitution


my new year resolution.....

After the ashes settle... the hell with you :D

Holy Moley, am I getting dumped on!

Post an amusing photoshop.

Negativland and Philip Glass at the same festival!!!

Are self-cleaning ovens supposed to catch fire?

my big border collie just farted while sitting under my computer chair

Cutest Baby Ever...

VCR/Tivo alert! Wed morning 2:00am. The legendary "Heaven's Gate" on TCM.

Ah, little kids who haven't learned to be "PC" yet...

My stepson is a riot!

Help this Low-Techie at the crossroads of the next level: WIRELESS

I just saw Marley and Me. The beagle turns 8 next month.

Oops! I'm doing an inadvertent drug experiment!

So, are people really shooting off fireworks right now?

I have to bring a copy of Penthouse to a man who thinks he's Jesus.

Nancy Reagan sitting on Mr T's lap and kissing his bald head.

A retrospective on the Who and NO

One phrase that always makes me wonder . . . . . . ..

what is wrong with me? I am a horrible person I think I am depressed

Ava was just caught staring at geardaddy's piggly wiggly

lolcats sing Enter Sandman

So anybody here re-gift a fruit cake, I do it every year.

Cherokee Nation

Ava, you might want to check your Wikipedia entry


OK, so my New Year's Resolution is....

Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs

Delete, Duplicate

I got a WHAT for Christmas??!!??

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves

While wrapping my daughter's birthday present it occured to me

A picture of my Lady

Canada, I threw a stick within meters of you last weekend.

She packed up her bags and took off down the road

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?

So how do you plan to spend the last day of 2008, not the night but the day.

I am watching this real creepy movie about a couple checking into a motel.

Now THIS is a watch!

Happy Belated Birthday to Eliza Dushku.

Woody Harrelson got married!!!

I have to post this asking all DU'ers what was the best post here this year nominations anyone

High on the insane shit-ometer

Staten Island Historians Piece Together Genealogy Of Wu-Tang Clan

Staten Island Historians Piece Together Genealogy Of Wu-Tang Clan

got a song stuck in my head (not a rickroll)

I only need one more rec...For my thread in GD!

Anyone have some good recipes for fukitol I can try for the next 21 days?

Paula Deen irritates the hell out of me

Home from Cancun

"Clothing is not optional,

Over the holidays: Who got a new high-end car with a big red bow on top?

I got the keys to my new abode today.

anybody have ATT U-verse?

All I saw at the Piggly Wiggly

Does Frank Sinatra make a mistake in this rendition of "Too Marvelous for Words?"

Techies, a question about Wii and WiFi

Ten foods I've learned to love in the past five years

CT DUers - WTIC-AM 1080 cans their only Democrats

I have some year-old gasoline in a plastic can

Twenty Years ago today one of the greatest football games was played but barely seen: FOG BOWL!!!

So how much of a square tool am I to like Percy Faith's early stuff?

It is official. I am no longer a homeowner.

It is official. I am no longer a homeowner.

My cat snores in her sleep sometimes. And she puts her paw over her face. It's cute.

i saw the movie Frost/Nixon last night, what an incredible movie

Astronomy Picture of the Day - The Sky in Motion - 2008 December 31

What are you drinking/toasting with today/tonight???

Don't rock the juke box

Leap second trivia. BBC: they will be adjusting Big Ben by putting a coin on the pendulum.

Fuck Time Warner Cable.

a question for the GLBTQ community of DU

Bush's Chicken.

"Valkyrie". If you've seen the trailer, do you have to see the movie?

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Wed 12/31/2008)

Today's Hip-Hop Harry Threat Level is Orange.

kitten picture of the day for Wednesday December 31

please please please.. some good vibes for my dog

To you art snobs out there...

semantics question

semantics question

I dont understand drinking decaf coffee

If you were on a life raft with the beloved cast of TV's Friends and had to eat one for survival...

Weird, it's snowing and it just thundered really loud!

Weird, it's snowing and it just thundered really loud!

I didn't know you could keep them in a box, nor that they were so dangerous.

Has anyone seen the movie "once"?

First they tell Mr Gray he has a squamous cell carcinoma growth on his arm

What Pisses You Off?

Do you play the lottery?

Damn... My daily use of migraine meds is causing kidney damage.

Has anyones Zune committed suicide yet?

Ever had your gender misidentified?

Happy New Year from the Dawgs (pics please)

What's better than 80s hair metal?

In GD they are debating whether Luke Skywalker is a terrorist

This year I resolve to stop my endless bitching about cars and requests for naughty pics

Kathie Lee Gifford's Hip Hop Christmas

I shall pet you now......

How many artists don't allow their songs to be sold on iTunes?

Do you know why they call Jim Thornton "Robocop"?

(Bleep)-ing COLD!!!

End of the year DU rule for today only (exceptions are allowed)

Heh. The Lounge is winning over in GD.

I hope DUers don't have Time Warner.

A 2009 Message To my Fellow DU'ers----"We Get Back Up"

OMG I found a Video of an Interview I gave to a Reporter @ an Obama Rally in Dayton Ohio in October!

I recently saw that "coke jaw" thing again, and have another question about it.

whats the address of the white house?

On the last day of 2008 FedEx drives up

delete, wrong place

Love Ballad



Weekend in LA

Wanna go for a riiiiide?

I'm really irritated with my husband right now.

The Youngbloods

Knitted and quilted brains

When it rains it pours...

Where's the clique at?

When it rains, it pours, part II.

Just finished Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou

Walking in LA

Heading to the geek store

Generic feel-good lounge thread.

I just watched The Shawshank Redemption for the first time

Need Firefox help. I think.

The mistakes that we as straights are making


If call centers were shown in "Doctor Who", it'd look like this:

We're about to switch from Dish Network to Direct TV - your impressions?

A foot of snow overnight!


Naples women go on sex strike over fireworks injuries

New Years Eve pic thread!

Only one person will understand this.....but ....

Sweet, the Night Court with Yakov Smirnov is on!

It's a beautiful 70 degrees here in Phoenix on New Year's Eve.

Time to start ditching reality shows in favor of some actual culture?

Do you feel like dancing?

my night tonight

Massive Attack - Angel

So long to the worst year ever

Does anyone own a VitaMix blender?

Upper midwest DUers: How do you get your cars started in this cold?

Has Ava stopped looking a the grocery store bag boy's "Piggly Wiggly" yet?

I was invited to a party in Somerville tonight

Thom Hartmann -vs- Paul Krugman

Can anyone recommend a good site to watch movie and TV clips

Another Earthquake? No. Just the snow plow. Again n/t

Time is

Is an attack on Iran Imminent?

What are your New Year's resolutions

okay, I just got a new kitten

"wasn't Darwinism supposed to take care of you people"?

A rather nasty looking worm

Does Anyone Attempt the Frank W. Lewis Crosswords in the Nation?

Congrats to MissHoneychurch, she has the keys to her CONDO!

Early 90s music fans - please help!

Is anyone else still at work..

What was the first film with subtitles that you remember seeing in a theater?

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2009

2008 was one of the best years ever!

So, what's everyone drinking?

Dinner for one

Anybody else have sleep apnea? CPAP?

Wade Phillips takes manly step towards righting 'Girls ship, throws spec teams coach under the bus.

Snowy cold night, Twilight Zone marathon, and good food.

Was on my way to Farm And Fleet Sunday and there she was standing on the side of the rode like she..

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 12/31/08

Cenk: Is America Primarily at Fault for the Conflict in Gaza?

Is your family nuts?

Cascade Natural Gas shut off my gas today... a month after they increased their rates 25%

I'm worried because I can't feel anything. What's wrong with me?

I think I'll try to get my family to learn this dance tonight.

We're back home after a most spectacular fail

Scariest roads?

Asking for vibes and good thoughts for my sister

Stevie Nicks fans ...... early take of "Gypsy"

This conference. WANT.

Tavernertavern's NYE Beer: Moylan's Hopsickle IPA

Who else is doing absolutely nothing tonight?

F the Haters - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was a GREAT movie

How the fuck can it not be snowing, raining, crazy windy or apocalyptic and still be 3-0 in the 4th?

PHOTO: Sonorans' (Tuscon & Phoenix) Bacon-wrapped grilled hot dogs w/ pinto beans,...

I wish I knew what i wanted to do with my life

New Year's Eve is my least favorite holiday.

OK. The doctor tells you you have 2-3 months to live at best.

for you northeasterners and west coasters, who don't have a piggly wiggly

I was very, very wrong.

What's your drink tonight?

If you're in western PA and have to choose between Pizza Joe's and Mr. Pizza

So what are your plans for when you're 80 years old?

Why I Am a Socialist

New Year's Eve dinner? What's cooking?

What was the last movie that made you cry?

Any person involved with trojans infecting via popups should be killed.

Is the bag-boy a pev?

My car blew up. Happy New Year.

New Years Eve Picture Thread

So... I have my first date in over three years.

Happy New Year from Alaska -- some frosty photos for you. :)

My head hurts, I'm sleepy, and I'm seriously considering moving back to Dallas.

Ever had your genetalia misidentified?

My LTTE: Will Bush Be Brought To Justice For Crimes?

Techies - another question

Match Game Story: "Happy New Year, whoopty blah blah, champagne and bunting, ___ the fucking lawn."

Hip Hop Violin

What are you reading over the holidays?

I Hereby Declare Publicly My Undying Devotion And Love For Crim Son

I've been playing around on, and it's amazing!

Is there a Fashion Forum? Becuase I want to register a complaint

Rabbit photos for my Sweetie.

Happy New Year!

Daniel J. O'Donnell, Another NY Senate Candidate

Mika is such an ASS!!!

Breaking: Iranian Students Storm Britain's Embassy in Tehran

John Bolton finds a silver lining: "With the focus on Gaza now, it's a great time to bomb Iran!"

Harry Reid will push for impeachment of President Bush.


The Sheriff's Back in Town: Blags

Mika's daddy smacks Joey boy as SUPERFICIAL

Goodbye DU

Blacks Versus Gays

Obama REALLY screwed up...

Am I an idiot or are they running the same Countdown every night?

I have to post this asking all DU'ers what was the best post here this year nominations anyone

Laura Bush on quitting smoking....

Richard Nixon essentially appointed the next President

Bush Laden Slapped America in the face, and tried to punch us into submission,

NOOOOOO! Twenty-one more days in hell!

Chuck Todd says that nobody seems to agree on seating of Burris - "they can delay it" (Maddow)

"I've got this thing and it's fucking golden"

If blago gets impeached can't Quinn (Lt. Gov) appoint Burris?

I recently saw that "coke jaw" thing again, and have another question about it.

My obligatory Warren Thread:

Talk me down please about the IL governor affair

The Uniter... "Worst. President. Ever."

Happy Yew Year to you and all your Misters? Is that what Burris just said to Rachel?

SCOTUS: "the First Amendment embraces the right to select any religious faith or none at all.”

Can Obama amend the Auto Loan package so that the UAW workers don't get screwed?

AP: Hawaii giddy to have Obama home on the island



Bush History-A Grim New Year's Eve Iraq Milestone & a NY Times Wish Come True? 12/31

Lobbyist sues New York Times over McCain affair story

Cross-Posted from GD: The Official Rick Warren Shoe Throw!

Rep. Danny K. Davis turned down the appointment to the Illinois Senate seat.

Reflecting on pride in working to get a President Obama....

REC this thread if

The Nation: A Memo to Obama on Israel by Uri Avnery

Celebration! 20 Days left!

Seriously, after what is happening in Minnesota - all states need to have run-off elections!!

Last Post of 2008: Are we complaining about the food on the Titanic?

The Obamas will Move to DC this Weekend.

Anybody else think Newt is running in 2012?

I solved the financial crisis! What do I get?

Warren's inauguration prayer could draw more ire

OMG I found a Video of an Interview I gave to a Reporter @ an Obama Rally in Dayton Ohio in October!

Don't forget: an additional second added to the Bush Administration!

NASA chief's wife to Obama: Don't fire my husband

Will Osama bin Laden be captured/killed during an Obama presidency?

Which approach do you think is better?

Replay of Pres. Barack Obama's Election Night Victory Speech on C-Span now

WaPo: Obama's 'One President' Gambit, Democrat Defers to Bush on Foreign Policy but Not on Economy

Obama dismisses 90 Bush Pentagon appointees

My canidate won .. and you and the rest of your "emotionally stunted and politically

Have you noticed how the repubs are nervous about Obama as President?

Does anyone have a link to stream msnbc? Thanks in advance

CNN - Poll: Obama leadership rates high as Bush's after 9/11 (Higher actually)

Is it possible that Blagojevich didn't break the law ?

Burris Predicts "Major Outcry" From People Of Illinois If He's Not Seated

The Senate can block Burris

Ken Blackwell, If Barack Obama is a Magic Negro, Then What Type of Negro Do They Think You Are?

Biden Could Cast More Votes Before Leaving Senate

Why is Bobby Rush calling for racial solidarity now with Burris, but not in 2004 with Obama?

Chris Crain's Indy Gay Blog: Bill Clinton's Rick Warren

In seven days the pugs will begin month(s) of efforts to block the stimulus package.

PHOTOS Holiday Snaps

Obama is OUR employee. We have the right to dictate to him. BZZZT.

2009 will be the year of the Big Dawg. Place holder NY Senator and then special peace

How long has official praying at presidential inaugurations been going on?

Tweety's hit a new low

a question for the DU GLBTQ community

Seat Burris and move on

Roland Burris changes his tune on Blago

DAMN!!! Chicago black talk radio is upset at the treatment of Burris

A 2009 Message To my Fellow DU'ers----"We Get Back Up"

Should Blago's 22 post-arrest pardons be overturned?

Bobby Rush is a moron

Are you withholding judgement on George W. Bush until he's proven guilty in a court of law?

how do we prevent obama from becoming the next jimmy carter? bill clinton?

Time Warner to cut Daily Show and Colbert!

A Good Reason Why Obama Won't Want To Go After Bush

If I, as President Elect, choose to have an INVOCATION during my inauguration...

With Obama, D.C. residents hope for a voice

Just a reminder for anyone disappointed in Obama "breaking his word": His words:

Oh, wow. I freaking did it.

Best advertisement, ever?

Berg's LATEST Lawsuit......

Looks like I will be volunteering at the inauguration.

The 'Bush Effect' -- Hopefully for a Third and LAST Time (Mary Lyon)

University of Pennsylvania Trauma Surgeon Killed in Iraq

Attack on Somali market amid political crisis

S.Korea to press North for talks, seeks U.S. help

S.Korea to press North for talks, seeks U.S. help

Grim details of Columbia disaster

4 North Koreans defect to the South

Israeli leaders reject immediate Gaza truce

Olmert rejects French proposal for 48-hour truce - Summary

Israel posts video of Gaza bombings on YouTube

No More Goodies for Doctors From Drug Makers

PM, Barak appear split on cease-fire

Judge Agrees With Bush in Ruling on 2 (Guantánamo) Detainees’ Status

(Rep. Danny) Davis said thanks, but no thanks (to Obama seat)

U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Last Week, Skewed by Holiday

Norwegians: Terror suspects can be detained indiscriminately, indefinitely

Paulson says U.S. lacked tools to tackle crisis: report

California readies IOUs (instead of cash...)

Warren's inauguration prayer could draw more ire

Deputy fatally shoots gunman who killed supervisor at Colorado ski resort

Lawmakers to question SEC watchdog about Madoff

Magazine denies offering Bristol Palin money for baby pictures

Ohio anti-bias worker sent racist, sexist e-mails

Before the White House, Obamas Moving to Washington

(U.S. District Court) Judge says Windstream can reduce retiree benefits

Record U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan in '08

Mukasey releases letter asking Bush to protect Cheney

Global whale "hot spot" discovered off East Timor

Attorney General: Cheney Interview Protected by Executive Privilege

Mukasey's recommendation of exec privilege to hide Cheney transcript revealed

Lashkar commander admits hand in 26/11

Egypt's ruling party attacks Hamas and allies

SEC rejects bid to suspend mark-to-market rules

AIG seeks change on loan terms: report

27 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash On The 5 Freeway

(MN) Election judge is dumbfounded her ballot was rejected

Ancient burial ground uncovered

60 Minutes: Mind Reading For Real

China finds major dinosaur site

Users baffled as Zune MP3 players freeze up

Dozens die in New Year's club fire in Bangkok

Israel ordered to let international media into Gaza

Fitzgerald Asks for More Time to Indict Blagojevich (Update1)

Katrina victims must leave FEMA cottages

Obama plans to campaign for economic stimulus package; "full-scale marketing blitz"

New law letting voters fill senate vacancies to be introduced (in MN)

GMAC relaxes credit restrictions to boost sales

National City executives to get golden parachutes ($50 Million from bailout money)

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Wednesday December 31

Big Is Back: As Pump Prices Plunge, SUV Sales Surge

'Colbert,' 'SpongeBob' may go dark on Time Warner

Canvassing Board nudges Franken's lead up to 49

Russia-Ukraine gas talks collapse

Orinda (Calif.) mayor donated to Prop 8

Israel moves forward and sends more troops to Gaza

Smoking ban leads to big drop in heart attacks

Fatah loyalists: Gaza op is 'Allah's revenge' for Hamas actions

Party to Murder

Why bombing Ashkelon is the most tragic irony by Robert Fisk

Violence at Gaza protest in Yemen

Arab World Furious With Egypt Over Gaza

AP: Israeli leaders reject immediate Gaza truce

No Early End Seen to ‘All-Out War’ on Hamas in Gaza

The IAF, bullies of the clear blue skies

American Jews Call for Immediate Ceasefire, End of Gaza Blockade

Arab youths open fire on Israelis working at mall in Denmark

Free Gaza Report: Eye Witness to Victims in Beit Hanoon

Robert Fisk: Why bombing Ashkelon is the most tragic irony

Land Invasion Likely as French Ceasefire Bid Stalls

I'm sorry, but it was stupid.

Israeli Troops Attack Bethlehem and Ramallah Kidnapping 22 Palestinian Civilians

Why does Hamas fire rockets into Israel?

Why Qassam rockets?

Why Bombing Ashkelon is The Most Tragic Irony

Is Israel repeating the mistakes of the past?

The Gaza campaign's cautious regional unity

Wounded Gaza civilians treated in Israel

The Only Way Hamas Can Actually Get Removed From Gaza

Second Day of Protest set tonight over Israeli attacks (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Gaza health services on brink of collapse

Obama's Gaza silence condemned

So What Have The Palestinians Got To Complain About?

Cynthia McKinney

Has Israel Revived Hamas?

Gaza: Hamas gunmen hide in hospitals


Is Israel using 'disproportionate force' in Gaza?

Haniyeh Tells Palestinians "Victory is Near"

Israel's 'victories' in Gaza come at a steep price

Palestinians settle old scores in Gaza

Let us stop. Hold our fire. Restraint is our duty to the innocent of Gaza

UN: 25 percent of those killed in Gaza civilians

Israel says time not right for Gaza ceasefire

A voice

The New York Times and Gaza: Justifying genocide

What if someone decided they were going to occupy your house, what would you do?

(Iranian) Volunteer Suicide Bombers Seek to Attack Israel

The true story behind this war is not the one Israel is telling

Egypt has cancelled official New Year’s Eve events

Israeli rabbis: Thou shalt kill civilians

Kadima, Labour Gain Ground in Israel

Iran shuts paper for Hamas criticism

In 90’s, Burris’ Sought Death Penalty for Innocent Man

Don’t Fall For Israeli Propaganda

Photographers Recorded Mumbai Rampage in Stark Detail

Greed and Games

Why This New Year’s is Like No Other

Two Dangerous Bush-Cheney Myths

Fighting the Last Depression: The Fed's Policy Errors

US: Economic stress drives rise in child abuse and domestic violence

Helen Thomas:Bush feels certain he will be vindicated

The Change We Need

e-Hail To the Chief: Obama Won With Web's Help. Now, How to Govern Using That Community?

Chris Floyd : Voiceless in Gaza: Israeli Carnage and the American Courtiers

Blagojevich Appoints Ex-Cubs Pitcher Ray Burris to Obama's Seat

Gaza Is Out Of Food And Medicine

Dupe/same article, different name below. Pls. delete. nt

Another bad choice by ethically bankrupt gov

The GOP's 'Magic Negro' Debacle

Luckovich on 'Barack the Magic..." Good one!

Justice after Bush: Prosecuting an outlaw administration

Family Values: Barack Obama Should Be Proud of His Name

Blagojevich Blows the Chance to Make a Really Shrewd Appointment

Alberto Gonzales Can’t Find a Job, Whines

No time to back down (Gene Lyons)

Globalization and its Contribution to America's Economic Catastrophe

Korean workers get Sirius

The unapologetic case for gay marriage

Katrina Vanden Heuvel: A Trillion Dollar Recovery

Score one for the environment

One Nation Under the Constitution: Reason, Politics, and Morality in the New Century

The 21st Century Is Nine Years Behind Schedule

Mickey Z.: My Personal Trainer and Yours (Susie Day)

Stores to Airlines, Many Brands Vanished in 2008

B-Ball with Barack...Michelle's brother on why Obama will make a good President

Obama Seeks Bipartisanship; Republican National Committee Declares War

Does anyone know where George W. Bush is?

Barack Obama, car guy: He can do more for the auto industry than anyone since Henry Ford.

McKinney to Obama: 'Say Something' About Gaza Humanitarian Crisis

The Patrician, Elitist Corruption of the Bush Dynasty and Where Was George H. W. Bush on November 22

Too Much: Top Ten Greediest Americans

Cynthia McKinney: Gaza Relief Boat Attacked

CNN: Israel Rams Aid Boat, Cynthia McKinney On Board

America is being tied into knots by smaller powers!

Let The Blame Game Begin!

Fred Thompson on the economy

TYT: The Gaza situation

Blagojevich Explains His Senate Choice

Iseman Sues NYT Over Affair Story

Kathy griffin on anderson copper 360 12/30/08 part 1

Tony Brown's Journal: When The Chickens Come Home To Roost (Scene from the play)

Kathy griffin on anderson copper 360 12/30/08 part 2

"Magic Negro" & Obama in Hawaii & J. Kenneth Blackwell

Thoughts on Gaza

MSNBC: US Whitehouse National Security Council speaks on Gaza Crisis 31.12.08

Rescuing a pilot in operations in Vietnam

CBS: List of Madoff's Victims Keeps Growing

GMA: Paul & Linda McCartney (1984)

"Sorry" - An Apology for the Bush Administration 2001-2009

Wexler: Let’s Aid Madoff Victims

Where's the Academic Outrage Over the Bombing of a University in Gaza?

She Says Erratic, He Hears Erotic (Tweety Gets Excited)

CNN's Karl Penhaul onboard the rammed aid boat Dignity, gives detailed description of what happened

Remembering Harold Pinter-1/2 - Democracy Now

Remembering Harold Pinter-2/2 - Democracy Now

TYT: What Does 'Barack The Magic Negro' Tell Us About The Republicans?

New Lang Syne 2008 (Thank God It's Over)

Cynthia McKinney interviwed on CNN about Israeli patrol boats ramming the Dignity.

Young Turks: The U.S. Should Take Collateral Damage Seriously

TYT: Virginity Pledges And Purity Balls (New Research & Some Creepy Footage)

ok,DU vets...DU my Latest ltte

Ex-colonel sentenced in paternity case

2009 will be a year of major change in Iraq

Troops deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan at lowest

Amid political change, BCT preps for Iraq

Ex-Army engineer pleads guilty to spy charge

Pakistan closes U.S. supply route for offensive

10th Mountain brigade begins arriving home

Top 12 changes for the Navy in 2009

Navy studying N.C. landing field site

Coast Guard may get new Arctic policy

Fellow Marines appeal to Obama for Peralta MoH

Boomer CO fired for ‘loss of confidence’

Bonuses, elite rep help boost Marine numbers

Judge awards $65 million to Pueblo victims

Pilot featured in ‘The War’ dies

Performance-report setup to save time, cash

Academy gymnastics coach killed in car crash

C-17 rolls off runway at Kandahar Airfield

Air Force general at CIA gets third star

Patrick airmen deploy to Afghanistan

Temps reach single digits in Germany

Countdown to the handoff

‘Sons of Iraq’ role causes some worry

Japan criticized for waiving prosecution rights

European briefs: Base bar off-limits to junior hospital personnel

Sale of F-22s to Japan in doubt

Change, stability at Pentagon

It's Pay Raise Time for Troops

Hunt is on for Phony POWs

Troops Escape Financial Mess

Israel Mulls Temporary Truce

Pak Hits Militants Along Supply Route

New Claims in Christian Bias Lawsuit

TARS Pod Brings Picture Into Focus

Guard Drug Testing One and All

Modernization Program Awarded for B-2

(Military Times) Op-Ed: Revenge of the Surge

New firm takes over housing project at Patrick

New Logo Identifies Army Equipment

DU,vets-DU my latest ltte,please

AAFES supply of regular unleaded gas to end in ’09

Footage from onboard the Dignity the night it was rammed

India: 5% of electricity to come from renewable sources from 2009-10

Winds of change come to country plagued by power blackouts (India)

== The Last Road Trip = By Mark Morford

China may have resumed nuke aid to Pakistan

Finland nuclear reactor costs headed to arbitration -TVO

China to Get 1GW Photovoltaic Solar Power Farm (World's Largest)

Green City: (San Francisco) Bay Area wildlife is already being negatively affected by a warmer world

Malibu's vanishing Broad Beach a sign of rising sea levels, experts say

Feds approve gas drilling plan for Montana

Nevada Power steams forward: Company considers geothermal stake in Northern Nevada

Alternative Energy Goes Mainstream (in Egypt)

(Iranian) Solar Power Plant Inaugurated

Hamster powers environmentally friendly paper shredder

Cleantech forecast: guardedly optimistic

So I'm in this auction for

11 Questions for Obama’s Science Team

Breezy Great Lakes could be ideal source for wind power

Wasting Our Watts

The Clean Coal Bait and Switch

Hunting: The ultimate do-it-yourself experience

Airline Flies a 747 on Fuel From a Plant

GMAC bailout could give Cerberus a floor and exit

Dungeons and Dragons and Derivatives and DOOM

Paying for the recession

Madoff Spotlight Turns to Role of Offshore Funds

2009.. States will go bankrupt!

Psssssst...looking for Made in America Products?

Piggy banks fly off shelves in freshly frugal U.S.

OOPS! World's largest bond fund delays dividend payments!

Cocoa Rises, Topping Commodities, Amid Global Supply Shortage

What's happening to the Baltic Dry Index?...

Supply/Demand question...

The other shoe is dropping

Walmart is up 16% for the year. What's your proposal?

Employers finding way around OSHA’s tougher stance

Breaking... CA Labor Commissioner works to shut down carwash

Obama team likely to show liberal lean on labor issues

Washington's Governor Sued By A Second Union

28 Trafficked Bonded Child Laborers were Rescued in India (youngest is 7 years old)

Look At All Those New Cars!

Today in labor history Dec 31 OSHA adopts a grain handling facilities standard

Pro-union story

Korean workers get Sirius

Continental Pilots Say No Deal on Pay, Benefits

UFW wishes you a Happy New Year w/downloadable calendar

Workforce Fairness Institue ... yea right

Pakistan and Iran ink MoU for 50MW wind farm

"Coming out at Christmas" by the London Gay Men's Chorus....

NY's O'Donnell Challenges US Senate's Heteros-Only Rule

I might be falling for someone again...

Postive LGBT thread

NJ Rules one in favor of and one against, same sex couples the same day.

(I'm kinda late, but ...) If you haven't already checked out Two America's post ...

NJ Rules Against Church Group In Gay Rights Case

it's not about everybody. -- it's about lgbtiq people.

What are the worst analogies you've seen on DU for how teh gays are "attacking OUR candidate"?

Anyone else here who realized that they were gay in middle-life or later?

"The Life and Times of Harvey Milk" documentary free online!

Colombia found guilty of assassination

Peru legislators team with Bolivia to enter Lake Titicaca as natural wonder

In communist Cuba, a whiff of rugged individualism

Yo Trumad

Too funny: Cowher to Jets: If Favre stays, No Thanks

Mediocre coaches should be fired more often in the NFL.

Badgers 71- Wolverines 59

Happy New Year Sports Forumites!!!

Intrigued by the Black Hawks-Red Wings at Wrigley, Thursday

Dolphins' road gets rocky in 2009 (no, I'm not bitter)

Who is your biggest sports jerk of 08?

rough copy of my next ltte-feel free to critique

Grape extract kills cancer cells (BBC)

Research: Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits: Most Powerful Antioxidant, HIV, Diabetes, Heart Diseases, more

what are some good resources for HR 676 ?

Smoking Ban Leads To Big Drop In Heart Attacks

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 12/31/08

Can I vent?

Research: Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits: Most Powerful Antioxidant, HIV, Diabetes, Heart Diseases, more

Nan Hall Linke - January Astrological Outlook

I had a wonderful New Year's Eve dream this morning!!

On Duty Police Gunshot Deaths Fall to Lowest Level Since 1956

Lets play

Police: Bystander Shoots Robber In Mall Parking Lot Two Suspects Remain At Large

Amendment II Democrats - Cheap Shots for 2008

Husband had a breakthrough dream the other night; that relates to Shallah's posts..

2009 a prospective (anti-retrospective?)

Street scenes


what you lookin' at?

Snowed in (again)


January 2009 Prayer, Light and Healing Requests

Baked beans? Did I read a wish for baked beans?

Merry Happy New Year everyone!

so, what's on your new years eve table?

Essential thinking

Jesus Is Failing At Coweta County High

Supreme Court gets exorcism case of ex-Colleyville woman

For scholars, a combustible question: Was Christ real?

A little levity for all the cooks I have learned to peek in on - and Happy New Year.

Satellites unearthing ancient Egyptian ruins (BBC)

China finds major dinosaur {fossil} site (BBC)

City of Ants

Do your pets watch you cook?

Coke-Sponsored Rover Finds Evidence Of Dasani On Mars

SAT Changes Policy, Opening Rift With Colleges

VOTE: Send Message to Obama to Replace NCLB

Happy New Year to all you lovely Texans or residents thereof.

Anyone here used Computrace?

US to harness Afghan militias against Taliban

"God, human folly, and laughter..." In keeping with TayTay's...

NYTimes: New Afghanistan supply routes through Central Asia

United 23

Private firm 'may run' phone log

What Vaclav Havel can tell us

Doyle: Bring back gas tax indexing