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Archives: December 2, 2009

Congress casts wary eye on Obama's Afghanistan buildup

Don't ask me why...But I am oddly proud of this downturn

In praise of George W. Bush, or, What's wrong with Dick Cheney?

Beauty queen's woes reflect HIV stigma in Russia

Do like I'm doing tonight, boycott the speech!

Something In The Water Is Feminizing Male Fish. Are We Next?

Oops Florida ponzi king arrested Scott Rothstein

Cheney Jibber Jabber

Captain Kirk Debates Jabba The Hutt

Breast-feeding mother smothers baby on jet

Christmas Warriors - we can now track our progress!

Where is the best (fastest) site to watch the Obama speech tonight on line

So this is how Rick Warren is justifying his 'death to gays & AIDS sufferers' stance in Uganda:

Ahmadinejad says UN sanctions on Iran will not work

Sorry Pres Obama

Loneliness spreads; lonely get lonelier

Be careful what you wish for


Obama Address to the Nation (Live Video Stream)

Real nice way to treat your constituents..

Did you support Bill Clinton's military intervention in Kosovo?

Remember the Peace Dividend?

Why am I even watching this speech tonight? Discuss.

Veterans for Peace...

Where are our thinkers!!!!

The ultimate ass-cover in this speech.

Jesus Christ dumped from jury pool for disruption

Jesus Christ dumped from jury pool for disruption

My DAD just sent me the Michael Moore letter to Obama

Did Rudy Guliani help write this speech?

Little Green Footballs - 2 years too late

He gave a clear, unambiguous start date. He gave a clear, unambiguous end date.

Author: Anti-gay Ugandan politicians are members of ‘The Family’

My fellow citizens. At this hour, American and coalition forces...

Fuck Pakistan!


Personal observation about global warming...

The Audacity of NOPE

Does Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan make you feel safer?

My HealthCare Reform Idea

I hate war. But I Love Barack Obama.

W3. Okay. Is it now permissible to discuss the degree to which

D.C. Council votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Bu$h legacy where you don't expect it: Interstate highway system rest areas.

I have a thought: Obama has to give this speech tonight because

This is not your typical war... the emphasis will be protecting not destroying

How many applause lines did Obama get at west point? what were they?

Cutest Video of the Year

Do you want me to continue the nightly Quayle awards

Mr. Fish TOON: "Which is more dangerous..."

Mr. Fish TOON: "Which is more dangerous..."

I've been reading Sarah Palin's book. What's going on??

A Very Bush Like Speech

Exceptional or not, We are War Slaves.

The fact that Karl Rove applauds Obama for this tellls me everything I need to know.

What a hollow, empty, pile of crap that he just shoveled out.....

Feds ‘Pinged’ Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year

Feds ‘Pinged’ Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year

the audacity of DOPE

Catholic League President Bill Donohue not pleased with Joanne Krupa's "Be An Angel" ad for PETA

Was there group disrespect for the president?

Rep. Maxine Waters on Olbermann and she's not buying into it

We're #2, we're #2!

Obama is officially a warmonger!

My Two Cents on AfPak and the speech

Did Obama say he was going to get bin Laden during his campaign?

on health care reform, Democrats seem to have put corruption ahead of the public good

Our most precious resource.

Well, I have to say that I'm not surprised

Russia plans to start Iran's nuclear power station in March 2010.

Moral source of America's authority my ass

STUPID STUPID STUPID! It's so obvious! You fools, you poor besotten fools!

"They will help to train competent Afghani security forces .... "

Say the funding for sending troops gets blocked, what happens next?

screw justice, there is no peace without more killing.

"Watch this quick before it gets zapped off the web!"

We, as both Democrats and Progressives, have a long, long way to go in order to turn America around

A post that has nothing to do with Obama, health care, or Afghanistan.

It really is refreshing to have an adult as our leader....

Hi, I would like to start another thread about Obama's speech

At least he didn't say we were going there to liberate the women.

I am baffled - maybe you can help explain this

Did you see that guy sleeping in the audience?

Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama: Peace thru War, Killing, and Death....

US Senate Confirms Obama US District Judge Jacqueline Nguyen 97-0.

What do people in military service and their families think about a buildup in Afghanistan?

Tiger Woods Incident Gets Animated (VIDEO)

Fuck You John McCain

Obama's brilliant counter intuitive WITHDRAWAL strate: Rinse & Repeat - will end the war even sooner

Obama's brilliant counter intuitive WITHDRAWAL strate: Rinse & Repeat - will end the war even sooner

Maxine Waters: "I don't get it. Where does it end? It doesn't work for me."

some first thoughts on the president's address

I wonder what influence "the economy" has on war strategy

How much will Afghanistan war add to deficient and fall of dollar?

Did anyone notice some tension between Katie Couric & Lara Logan on CBS?

Will Republicans now have to support Obama on something, or do a 180 on their war?

Zelaya claims fraud in Honduras election, but some nations recognize Lobo's win

Time for a second bill of rights--Bill Boyarsky

Todd Rundgren - A Dream Goes on Forever.

The Change I Voted For

Isn't it great how Obama is handling the War on Afghans differently from Bush?

HELL hath frozen


Beck gave Huckafuck a pass and instead blamed liberals for being soft on criminals

I'm calling in September 11th for work tomorrow.

The Hard Numbers on Afghanistan

Cenk (of the Young Turks) is on with Keith right now

ThinkProgress: "Politico’s Allen And VandeHei ‘Interview’ Cheney So That They Can Write His Op-Ed"

What I need to hear from Obama.

Congratulations Mr. Obama

Hey Louis Farrakhan, whats your take on the speech?

A reminder to those of you who are outraged that there is some criticism of the speech here tonight.

If Obama does what Bush could not do, and captures Osama Bin Laden

on the lighter side...the recording of Cheney's interview


Do You Think That Osama is Still In Afgahnistan?

Geography of a Recession

we'll be able to solve the cultural issues in Afghanistan immediately

Someone please give a summary of the speech that doesn't start with "Obama is Bush"

If you could retroactively change your vote for President on 11/4/2008, would you?

Why use a stealth aircraft against an adversary that doesn't have radar?

You lost me at 9/11. The only Presidential candidate getting my vote in 2012

If America collapses, then everybody gets to live like hippies...

Kucinich on CNN now - slamming Cheney and speaking against ...

Would Obama have voted for the IWR?

Will Congress use the power of the purse to end the war in Afghanistan?

Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on the Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Now this is funny

Barack Obama: The War We Need To Win - August 1, 2007

Thank you mods!

US stalls as Pakistan drifts

Pay For Our Oops

Pay For Our Oops

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss, We all got fooled again.

can't we all at least have free opium or something?

Which Russian teevee reporter will play the Dan Rather role?

Which Russian teevee reporter will play the Dan Rather role?

Outside of the 'timeline' and the escalation what's different about the president's Afghan strategy

Political storm brews for President Zardari: analysts

The Nation: Commentary on the Afghanistan Escalation

More concern about aliens in Colorado: UFOs on the ballot

Repubs: not dithering = less troops than dithering

You are all mad at the President for doing exactly what he campaigned on.

Thoughts about bleeding to death

Obama and Afghanistan...

Ooooooooohhhhhhhh ........ so its a ....... wait for it ....... its a "Burst"

LOL -- "Tail Gunner DDDDDick!"

Movement to Ban Divorce Grows in California

Breaking News Twitters - re Obama's Plan

General Motors chief executive Fritz Henderson resigns

Tonight's Chicago local news poll results comes out against Afghan decision

Barack Obama on 10/2/22: "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war."

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!

The Kerensky offensive

Salon: Uninspiring speech sells dubious policy, betrayed progressives have only themselves to blame

How long will September 11 serve as a rationale for war?

Steve Ballmer Portrait Done In 'Blue Screen Of Death'

Do you support the increase of military in Afghanistan?

Let's talk agriculture - something Obama touched on very briefly.


Should we change the name of DU now?

self delete, computer burp

No health care. War. 45,000 dead every year from no health care, they get fined! Which crisis gets $

"Hey, hey, LBJ.. how many kids did you kill today?" ...

ON Larry King NOW, General Wes Clark

Mr. Friedman.. The country didn't go crazy after 9/11...

Cardinal Edward Egan: He found it "marvelous" that so few priests had been accused over the years.

Pro Lifers support teenage pregnancy?

Tiger Woods: waitress claims affair and says she has text messages to prove it

Can we all agree on this

I am afraid

In 2011, I wonder who will be saying I told you so? /nt

Rachel (and others) on Charlie Rose.

Rachel (and others) on Charlie Rose.

discuss: how do we avoid Pakistan losing control of its nukes ?

so, if tonight is any indication, it seems the right AND left wings are gonna fracture...

RW Blog tries to make the case for nominating JEB for 2012

profile of officer who shot clemmons

Another Wal-Mart "Shoplifting" Nightmare (READ this story-awful)

I work with a guy like Tweety

Karl Rove and Dan Senor praise Obama's Afghanistan Escalation

Obama failed to mention the killing of women and children by the Coaliton forces

Obama failed to mention the killing of women and children by the Coaliton forces

'The Straight Story' on the wars

people who drum their fingers on the table: what is their problem?

Does "eat shit and die"...make you giggle?

The journalist who was imprisoned because the Daily Show interviewed him: Article here:

Ok the good, the bad and the ugly

I like them french fried taters - Man Jailed In 'Sling Blade' Incident

I'd like to believe the Peace Prize gave Obama a twinge of guilt tonight

I'm stunned. .

Do you support Obamas' decision to send more troop to Afghanistan?

Isn't this really a collective USA ego problem?

California: College faculty suspended for protesting budget cuts

Risky sexual behavior fuels HIV increase

Boston teen panel: Lady Gaga, Foxx songs unhealthy

American Indians stand to gain in health care overhaul

Malalai Joya -- Afghani, who might actually deserve the Nobel Peace, on Obama's War

My take on the Afghanistan Withdrawal Strategy

PA house considering legal medical pot. Link:

PA house considering legal medical pot. Link:

"Even if they bring the whole of America, they won't be able to stabilize Afghanistan,"

Afghanistan ....... because one can never be too macho or too broke.

Troops into Pakistan, where terrorists are, and troops can't be sent

Harlem choir leaves Glenn Beck hanging: Gospel group pulls out of scheduled performance

The USA has the GREATEST Health Care System in the world!

D.C. Council Votes to Legalize Gay Marriage

white house crasher bio on while still available

War is for Republicans. Unnecessary war is for radical right-wing neo-cons.

BlueCross BlueShield's HCR Fight

Peru officer suspended over human fat killers 'lie'

Recipe: Afghanistan, Vietnam, And The Perfect Storm Of Male Ego...

Brezinski agreeing with Obama on Morning Joe


War forever and ever, amen

Ya's just all bullshit.....

Obama to set nuclear deadline for Iran - Russian analyst

Blame Canada!

Democratic Underground needs a name change

Experts fear ousted Afghan Taliban will simply cross the border

Goering: "Naturally the common people don't want war... "

US Supreme Court suppresses torture photos

Whatever happened to Jason Leopold after the "24 business hours" Rove indictment business?

Bush Admin: Too many right wing terrorists in the news, we need more left wing radicals covered

Rupert Murdoch: 'There's no such thing as a free news story'

Rate the Speech

Feds ‘Pinged’ Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year

What do Rove, Lieberman, Kristol, Obama and Michael Steele have in common?

FYI- Recalled cat food sickens 21 cats

Randall Terry issues threat of violence over abortion funding and health care reform


I asked in the Travel Group, no answer. Can you help?

Me and my brother against my cousin; me, my brother, and my cousin against the other.

"We have no interest in occupying your country."

I support Obama on his Afghanistan move

Can we all agree on this fine point?

Think about a war, waged on your country... on your own soil.

Arlen Specter's facebook message on the President's Speech

John Brown

at my age, I'm flashing on the speeches president's have given on wars, back to LBJ

Abortion policy gets conservative approval

I didn't watch, I don't care, I think we are in the shitter, and Status Quo wins the day

Home movie said to show Monroe smoking pot

Rude Pundit: Live Whiskey-Blogging the President's Latest Most Importantest Speech of the Millennium

How much does it cost to run a Congressional office and pay staff?

DU in 1776


If Afghanistan is soo crucial to national security then there should be a military draft

For those who need decompression after Obama's West Point speech

When it comes to war and destruction, Obama is a man of his word.

In Afghan Debate, Few Antiwar Op-Eds in Nation’s Two Leading Newspapers


FDIC points to those under-served (53% of African-Americans, 43% hispanics use payday centers/pawn)

I am so disappointed with Obama's speech.....

Armed Forces with Low Morale

For those who need catharsis after Obama's West Point speech (WARNING: disturbing imagery)

Little Dick Santelli is pissing me off.

Actress Meredith Baxter reveals she is a lesbian

Orwell had it nailed.

The Word "Lie"

MSNC Beats CNN In Primetime In November

We must support our president during a time of war.

Get out there and shop till you drop, folks. We just found out lastnight that

I knew once Bush decided to go into Afghanistan and Iraq that we'd NEVER LEAVE!

I think the Obama doctrine is an utter failure. And I support it fully

Colleagues urge investigation into Russian journalist's death

Gonzo Warns: "Dream big but be patient"

Should anti Af/Pak surge congress people be primaried? Or, at least, threatened with it

Food stamps should be ended, as they are nothing more than a giant industry bailout.

any updates on cleveramerican? haven't been able to check all posts the last few days

Andrew Sullivan essay on leaving the Right.

Michaele Salahi and Ann Coulter sisters?

I am trying to figure out who I should start supporting for 2012. I am a Liberal. Anyone stand out?

Denver Begins Collecting Sales Tax on Medical Marijuana

A must-read on how both sides of the aisle pander to the religious elements

General Eaton thank you, for telling me what I suspected

Pro Taliban DU'ers check in here!

After 9/11, I said we would be in Afghanistan for a generation

The Rude Pundit - In Brief: Dick Cheney Hates You

A cultural oddity, the carefully crafted euphemism.

Proposed NATIONAL ANTHEM change...


I slept with Tiger Woods

I slept with Tiger Woods

GOP Firm's Latest Bid To Suppress Minority Votes Fails

Good grief! Wild-eyed hellion Virginia Foxx (R-NC) is being primaried by teabaggers!

Time will tell...

Crist, others get major medical subsidy

some interesting stuff about Huckabee

Disruptive Jesus Christ Dumped From Jury Pool

In Houston, toys for needy kids may come with immigration checks

Harlem Gospel Choir pulls out of Glenn Beck event.

"clearly the system lets these 4 police officers down, we'll have Mike Huckabee on to explain it "

"clearly the system lets these 4 police officers down, we'll have Mike Huckabee on to explain it "

Sen. Whitehouse: Fed Needs To 'Start Giving A Red Hot Damn About The American Public'

The Two Progressivisms by Nate Silver

Man revenge rapes son’s rapist

In stunning editorial, Irish newspaper slams bishops over child sex-abuse scandal

$79,000 USD for 4,090 sq ft home.. $280 per year health insurance premium..full coverage

you will never guess who will protest against same sex marriage in N.J.

Georgia elects nation’s first black lesbian state legislator

If America is going to babysit Pakistan for the world, should we not get paid for it?

Gates, Mullen & Clinton argue for new Afghan plan - AP

"No cost of living increase for people on Social-Security this year. Even Bush gave an increase

I'm cutting GD some slack due to the full moon.

CNN panel discusses what they thought were the key points in President Obama's Afghanistan speech.

So ...... you've had a night to sleep on it ....... ya feelin' all surgy an' such?

I'm going to trust Obama on this do you do that?

Sarah Palin to Keynote Bowling Expo

Rethugs are using an 'esoteric procedural tactic' that could send the HCR bill back to committee

Air Force Relents on Tattoo Ban

How Republicans Hope to Tie Up the Senate

Yeah, let's wimp out in Afghanistan

Cutting jobless will take time: Summers

Barack Obama: Manchurian Candidate Version 2.0

How ethical is it to kill with drone planes? Ones where the "pilot" is in an office in DC?

Fuck you, Micheal Steele! (OK it's a rant)

So should we go into Somalia too?

Two Jobs Not Enough

Does anybody have citation for this statement Obama made last night?

Which is more irrevocably fractured ........

What happened to the bumper sticker contest?

TigerWoodsGate - Time to remember what's really important ('toon)

Microsoft a noble company? About fighting evil pirates and software thieves?

Gender double standard in Tiger Woods' situation

$$$$$: The Campaign Cash Behind the Afghanistan Escalation

Who here supports the troop escalation...

Gallup Economic Weekly: Thanksgiving Week Disappoints

LA Times: Risk, opulence and reality in Dubai

"prolonged war we didn't have to continue & w/ (Cheney) speaking out, he should be held accountable"


DOW reaches 10,500.....something going down right....

Gay-bashing woman humiliated for wearing hideous skirt

Now watch President Obama's poll numbers go up like a rocket ship

Ex-Con Who Claimed He "Took Drugs And Had Homo Sex With Obama" Running For Office

We made this bed; now we need to sleep in it.

The Rise of Venture Philanthropy and the Ongoing Neoliberal Assault on Public Education:

Not all stories about athletes are bad - Charles Woodson and Mott Children's Hospital

Tiger Woods sleeps with Nike and nobody bats an eye. He sleeps with another woman and

Poor Disguise.....DICK (cartoon)

Hearts And Minds Afghanistan Redux

Finishing The Job In Afghanistan

Can someone tell me when the President's optimism has proven to be true

This part of Obama's speech really stood out to me tonight:

Richard Wolffe on Countdown said the speech was all about getting out.

Oooooo!! SNAP!!!

Anybody here deal with Sallie Mae? What is the point behind the Upromise racket?

Am I The Only One Who Thinks tiger Isn't "All That"?

Lou Dobbs Explodes: ‘Who The Hell Does This President Think He Is!?!’

New York State Senate debating Marriage Equality Bill now...

Lives in the balance....

Those who think Obama has made the right decision, please remind the rest of us

MSNBC: How will Congress pay for the $30 billion Afghan surge?

Why is a 21st Century "War on Terror" so oldhat 19th/20th Century Occupation based?

Wonkette: Perhaps This Is Rick Warren’s Revenge!

I have noticed something I haven't seen in a while....

Wikipedia ordered by judge to break confidentiality of contributor

Most frequently used words in President Obama's speech

****FOOD FIGHT****

H-1B demand spike may signal improving outlook for skilled pros

Europe's Biggest Banks Grow Even Bigger, `Sowing the Seeds' of Next Crisis

Huckabee’s Arkansas Coordinator Quits

Where can we get the money for health care??

Ignorance and bigotry combine yet again. Moran flies Nazi flag in *Santa Cruz*.

Dehumanization and War

This not news but it is a sad commentary. Started Xmas shopping this AM.

Supporting escalation of war is so out of character for Rove, Palin, Lieberman, etc...

"...the nation that I am interested in buildling is our own"

Ike's "military industrial" complex speech, on federal research

and if that happened today . . . well, it never would

BTW, Karzai stole the Afghan election.. no biggie...

Will more troops really work?

Ehrenreich: Where were they when Stupak passed?

In Praise of Stigmas - "Seems like there ought to be a stigma attached to the use of welfare. "

To those Americans oppose but remain silent: I hope you realize you are financing these wars.

Dutch scientists grow pork meat in laboratory

David Sirota: What percentage of those kids in the audience will die because of this decision?

Eric Prince of Blackwater fame cuts ties with company. Link below...

Just Another Day At Walmart, "...concussion, lacerations and bruises." LINK

Hmmm...protest idea - how about we all send Rahm a dead fish?

US foreign policy is Organized Crime on steroids...

Peace coalition calling for nonviolent, direct action

Afghanistan is not Iraq or Vietnam. It might be more like Bosnia....

The Sad Truth: The Democratic Party is Pro War.

How many people feel better about Obama now that Obama gave his speech?

Quelle Surprise !!!: Supreme Ct likely to take another crap on the Commons in favor of the wealthy

BREAKING: NY Senate to vote on marriage equality legislation today

We MUST avenge the Afghani skyjackers of 911 911 911 who were on those planes when the Towers Fell!

Afghanistan escalation costs in perspective

If you support the Afghanistan surge, you are a WAR PIG

Al Franken fallout has GOP fuming

Where will Obama get the troops to wind up the war in Afghanistan?

With New Surge, One Thousand U.S. Soldiers and $300 Million for Every One al Qaeda Fighter

Banks ripping you off? You think it's time to go kick some banker ass?

Russia Welcomes US Troop Surge In Afghanistan

A Response to the Afghan Troop Surge (IL06 Candidate)

Seeking Common Ground: A Call to Service

Jesus' General: A Nativist's Nativity

2:20 PM - NYS Senate about to vote on Marriage Equality

The journalist who was imprisoned because the Daily Show interviewed him: Article here:

Why has no US general or defense secretary...resigned over civilian deaths?

Ol' Lieberman is FIRED UP and READY TO GO

Obama is fighting a war of PREEMPTION.

Did Obama just GIVE US A 3RD WAR - now in Pakistan? Did he mention this when he was running? nt

Huckabee: "many people of color who are uneducated & living in abject poverty are civil & honest"

Number of H-1B petitions soars as employers increase hiring ... of foreigners

BBC now admits al qaeda never existed

U.S. credit card defaults seen testing highs

What if DU was around for Clinton in 1995?

Didn't we already bring democracy to Afghanistan??

America, without an anti-war Party, will be continuously at war..

Has all the blood been worth it? Do you feel more "safe and secure"?

We are running out of room for War Memorials in DC

Governor says no more Arkansas prisoners

Credo petition:Tell Congress to vote NO on any spending bill for sending more troops to Afghanistan.

Why do people do things like slapping themselves?


This is all YOUR fault

Meredith Baxter: Yes, I'm gay

Tom Friedman to Jon Stewart: 'After 9/11, I Overreacted' (VIDEO)

Could we please have a moment of respectful silence to honor the passing

This Salvation Army Fracas reminds me of Halloween this year

A Good Doctor

It's time to strip the Obama sticker off my car. - Tom Hayden/The Nation

A question for continuing the war supporters; what is the objective of adding

Answer: Natural Gas Pipeline is to Afghanistan in the 2000's as...

CREW Goes After the ‘Secret Hold’

There's no stupid like freepwad stupid:

The 24/7 Protest Demonstration

Vietnam-lite is unveiled - Asia Times

How long must we go on and on ????

Fixing Jobs: Normal Isn’t An Option

Far-right fundraising tack: Obama plans to ‘impose homosexuality’

San Francisco Chronicle: California's water delivery outlook is grim

Why I support President Obama's Afghanistan policy.

For Millennials, It’s the Economy Stupid

My simple thoughts on War

All Staff Meeting @Washington Times Called at 2:48 pm.... LINK

All Staff Meeting @Washington Times Called at 2:48 pm.... LINK

North Korea and Currency Devaluations

All together let's sing........

'Kandahar is critical' to the war's success

Code Pink returns

Climate Research Unit Update 1 December

READ IT: GOP Senator Pens Obstruction Manual For Health Care

Congressional Staffers EXEMPTED from new HC Insurance Bill???

"The damn peaceniks refuse to have polite, reasoned, discourse about

He took the hit for us last night. Period.

"Pirate" turns himself in to police ...

The Bowling Expo has released photos of the location where Sarah Palin will be speaking

Coalition Deaths in Afghanistan by Year:

Labor Watchdog Slams Wal-Mart for Chinese Suppliers’ Abuses

Dan Savage on Levi Johnston (LOL!)

Breaking: Obama meets with Security team to develop strategy to

Michigan Regional Jobless Rates Down In 14 Of 17 Markets

Afghan Women Say NO to the Surge—Stand with Them:

Ex-Con Who Claimed He "Took Drugs And Had Homo Sex With Obama" Running For Office

Ex-Con Who Claimed He "Took Drugs And Had Homo Sex With Obama" Running For Office

3 year old in high heels?

Spam, I love spam. spam spam spam!

Adopt the "Deficit Neutral" mentality regarding war funding.

Once upon a time there was a country called Vietnam,,,

What do you all think of the escalation in Afghanistan?

War... (Graphic and dial up warning)

Rather: "No one should kid themselves. This is not going to make a major difference in Afghanistan"

Same-Sex Marriage Bill REJECTED in New York State Senate

Republican memo outlines healthcare delay tactics

How many here support completely fucking up a country and then doing it again?

What are Obama's ties to the Defense and Energy industries???

An Afghanistan woman politician speaks about the "surge":

Army Times: ‘Trigger-happy’ private security undermines Afghan mission

AARP, seniors groups oppose McCain amendment

AARP, seniors groups oppose McCain amendment

Caught On Camera: 72 Year Old Walmart Greeter Punched In Face-Serious Injuries

Remember the organization "World Without War"?

I urge you to stroll on over to videos and watch Maxine Waters on countdown!

OMFG...Isikoff's BS piece 'The Impeachment of Al Gore"

Daily Kos: The Straw Men Of War Escalation Supporters

Well, as usual I'm in the minority.

Language Wonks: Was bedeutet das wort "EXTRA"

Language Wonks: Was bedeutet das wort "EXTRA"

In today's paper: vegetarians are "ANTI GOD", and people should "repent" and vote Republican.

If Bernanke doesn't get reconfirmed, then who would you like to see as Fed chairman?

I could support this escalation, if:

Maxine sounds like a crazy DUer

Tonight's J. Danforth Quayle Award For Republican Stupidity goes to JOHN MCCAIN

I'll roll a donut for the schmucks spreading the "if you support the surge, go enlist" meme

Former Fox News Host Calls Fox A ‘RightWing Partial News-But-Mostly-Opinion Network’

Former Fox News Host Calls Fox A ‘RightWing Partial News-But-Mostly-Opinion Network’

Man with cancer says Blue Cross rations care

Comment section on this AP story of Obama officials defending global warming science needs help

Until today, I never saw anyone here at DU so strongly support war..really

Kucinich: “We’re Acting Like a Latter Day Version of the Roman Empire”

HuffPo: "Lou Dobbs Urged To Run For President By His Imaginary Friend, Moo"

Log Cabin Republicans Blame Democrats

Financial overhaul bill clears hurdle, moves to full House

Financial overhaul bill clears hurdle, moves to full House

Style of the Speech Tonight

Want to laugh your ass off? Read this.

Toon: "Hey, is everything fixed yet?"

The Smallest Universal Units (Palinon, Cheneyon, etc.) LOL

Child sex abuse in gay hating Lakewood Orthodox Jewish community.


The mathematics of war, or why I'm hopeful that Obama's right.

You stay classy, Spirit Airlines.

"Obama's War" by Jim Hightower

DU support for Afghan war is classism in action.

I respect people on both sides of this debate

I respect people on both sides of this debate

Does President Obama deserve the benefit of the doubt?

officer who shot cop killer clemmons, likely was being set up for assassination

Is voting for the "Lesser of Two Evils" an endorsement of evil?


Tell-all book could embarrass Christian right with stories of sex, scandal

Victory Science - The war in Afghanistan explained by the warologists.

Testoterone, drugs, and oil. they RULE !!!!.

Hunter ends up on school land in Kent: Man with shotgun seen near Roosevelt, removed by police

Glenn Beck promotes gold to audience while profiting from gold investment firms

Gates: U.S. troop withdrawal may not begin in July 2011 - statement president's 'strong intent'

So now "dead cell phone battery" replaces "it is in the mail"?

So now "dead cell phone battery" replaces "it is in the mail"?

Obama may need GOP help in funding troop increases

Obama may need GOP help in funding troop increases

For those ranting about Afghanistan, a simple question...

Why yes, it is another Obama/War Thread

Comparing the war in Afghanistan to the Soviet war or....

Russ Feingold on Obama's Speech:

Escalating a war without an Osama Bin Laden taped message is like eating cookies without milk!

LOL: Glenn Beck is wearing Mom Jeans.

Alright! Who's Ready for "Sarah Palin --Going Rogue" THE MOVIE? Who Plays Her? LOL

I'm not worried about Al Qaeda.

Our troops in Afghanistan

If people are expected to enlist if they support the war, what do we do if we support...

Andrew Sullivan lets Cheney have it

Will democrats replace their pro-war president?

The country is going to go broke for the sake of meddling in Afghanistan

“No You Can’t!” Rally at White House December 12 Opposing Obama War Escalation

I'm going to retire the word "disappointed" from any further posting

Get out your violins....Erik Prince whines about $2 million a month in legal bills for civil suits

Admin's Strategy for Afghanistan, Clinton remarks to Armed Services committee (today)

I agree with Richard Wolfe ... this is a responsible withdrawl plan

We are rewriting history, Bush may will be remembered as one of the best presidents ever

"So she's had a couple bad interviews. She's human, that's what we like."

just drop the money on the afghanis directly

Can someone be too fat to fly?

Why I don't support President Obama's Afghanistan policy

Erik Prince quitting Blackwater to teach high school history and economics.

Seriously, so what are the generals/intel telling Obama that's convincing him this is a good idea?

Potemkin Villagers, will anyone (besides Greenspan) discuss the real reasons we are in the ME? OIL

Obama inherited a fire and so to put out the fire he's going to .....

A Speech Bush Would Have Given?

"Has there ever been a bigger dick in the history of dicks than Karl Rove? I mean, really."

Afghanistan Escalation Huh... Here's A Postview...

Bring Back the Draft

What does it mean when a major player (dubai world) says it has debt issues yet all the markets rise

I didn't vote for war, repeal of a woman's right to choose, or ignoring gay rights

I didn't vote for war, repeal of a woman's right to choose, or ignoring gay rights

Al Franken fallout has GOP fuming

I didn't vote for war, repeal of a woman's right to choose, or ignoring gay rights

Al Franken fallout has GOP fuming

The 'plotting' thing in the president's speech . . .

Tiger: makes deals that benefit dictatorships and unaccountable corporations

So, Has Obama Energized His Progressive/Liberal Base?

Obama, the great disappointment? By Mark Morford

Obama's Approval Slide Finds Whites Down to 39%

The question that must be tied to "Do you support the Afghan War?"

Winter Walking

If we can't even close gitmo in 12 months, who thinks we can end a war in 18?

If we can't even close gitmo in 12 months, who thinks we can end a war in 18?

If we can't even close gitmo in 12 months, who thinks we can end a war in 18?

If we can't even close gitmo in 12 months, who thinks we can end a war in 18?

Tonight is a confusing night..

"Killing for Peace is like Fucking for Virginity"

In Job Hunt, College Degree Can’t Close Racial Gap

cutest thing ever!

Has Kucinich ever explained his pro-war vote?

Russ Feingold: "I do not support the president’s decision to send additional troops"

Erik Prince blames Democrats in Congress for leaking Blackwater covert assassination program

Just got home, want to hear all of President Obama's speech- any podcasts out there?

For those who want to help with the war effort, here is a link on help enlisting

Toy drive organizers in Houston checking kids for immigration status before giving them toys

May I just say that I'm ecstatic that no one on this board is President of the United States

May I just say that I'm ecstatic that no one on this board is President of the United States

Senator Moves to Hold Up Bernanke Confirmation

We Told You So

Mom critical of military policy receives letter to her son back marked DECEASED


The Afghans did not defeat the Soviets on their own

Tiger comments on current events

Regarding my yesterday's post: I want to thank everybody.

Regarding my yesterday's post: I want to thank everybody.

General questions about the Bin Ladin "videos"

Tiger Woods - I don't think what happened to him is necessarily a bad thing - for society and more

Rich People's War

Yahoo, Verizon: Our Spy Capabilities Would ‘Shock’, ‘Confuse’ Consumers

A horrificly sad coming out story

Arthur Silber's take on tonight's speech is a must-read... if you can handle the truth

Dems To GOP: Obstruct Health Care Debate, And We'll Be Here 'Til Christmas

"Do we really need to teach the Afghanis to shoot?"

Dying American City Marion, Indiana Invites Al-Queda To Consider Relocating To Their City

via Boing Boing: One More Reason To Hate The Salvation Army:

via Boing Boing: One More Reason To Hate The Salvation Army:

If I was President I would take a similar position on Afghanistan

DU has been highjacked...not by a diversity of opinions but by a group

DU has been highjacked...not by a diversity of opinions but by a group

How many here support completely fucking up a country and then leaving a mess behind?

Warning: METADU rant: My two cents about two cents

I can never find the anthropology group - does anyone know how

Comcast Rolls Out ‘Data Usage Meter’ to Broadband Customers

How long will it take Whitacre to move GM headquarters to Texas?

I say it's an escalation, a ramping up of war and I say to hell with it.

Why I don't really buy the "threat" argument

Are escalation and chaos the only two options?

Chinese-Made Turbines to Fill U.S. Wind Farm

HOORAY! MoveOn.Org breaks with Rahm's "Message Discipline" Team

Since So Many Here Keep Asking This Question, I'll Answer It.

So when did this place become "War Underground"?

Vallejo (CA) mayor's "Gays won't go to heaven" remark draws protests

I'm against the escalation. BUT I don't think DUers who support it

The Nation: Exit 2011?

Ya know something? I think I could stomach our endless war policies

To the War Supporters

An over-generalization regarding society and ethics.

In Job Hunt, College Degree Can’t Close Racial Gap

Supporting a President is not a case for supporting a war....

Woman says both twins would have died under Stupak amendment. Instead one was saved.

Climatologists under pressure

Kucinich: "“The people of Afghanistan don't want to be saved by us. They want to be saved from us."

I can think of three reasons why we are involved in Afghanistan. Can you add?

Michael Moore: "This Is Absolutely INSANE"

Anyone else still think the Afghan War is about a pipeline?

Feeding and caring for the FOURTH TRIMESTER FETUS

meta: anyone think the unrec droids, footstampers and 'snap'pers here are hilarious or tragic ?

NYPD regularly lie per federal judge

Can we go back to having an ANTIWAR MOVEMENT now?

Can we go back to having an ANTIWAR MOVEMENT now?

Team DU: Folding@Home - Join DU's Distributed Computing team. We Need You NOW!

'So far, so good' for RI 1st Circuit appeals court nominee: Senator Whitehouse Chairs hearing

WTF? USDA Classifies PETA as a Terrorist Threat

Why don't we just bulldoze the Himalayas between Pakistan & Afghanistan?

anyone think Maxine Waters should have kept her trap shut cause pigeons flew out when she opened it?

Having just watched President Obama's speech the second time, I've changed my opinion.

Would Draft Really Prevent or Reduce Wars

President Barack Obama delivered the best speech George W. Bush ever gave in his life.

Accusatory post alluding to an unnamed gang on DU

one of the most beautiful Christmas movies

Palin Lauds Obama's Afghanistan Decision

a call for DUers who support president Obama's Afghanistan plan...

So we needed to send armed troops instead of the Peace Corps? Why?

Conventional wisdom has it that anti-war demonstrations caused US politicians to end the Vietnam War

Andrew Sullivan formally declares independence from the right

Boxer: Hacked 'Climategate' emails may face criminal probe

What would Reverend Jeremiah Wright say about Obama now?

I'm going to dicate a DU post from my father sitting beside me - disabled vietnam vet.

"Eat This Birthers": Obama Related to all but one US President!

The Taliban are a bunch of well-armed, in-bred, Islamic hillbillies...

BBC 1965: US orders 50,000 troops to Vietnam

To Blu Ray, or not to Blu Ray

Tiger Woods says he has let his family down and regrets "transgressions"

For Those Of You Who Support The Afghan Escalation

Girl, you have no faith in medicine.

So why, if your goal is to weaken Al Qaeda, are you attacking the Taliban?

Obama repeated Bush line that Taliban refused to turn over bin Laden.

Obama repeated Bush line that Taliban refused to turn over bin Laden.

I was so moved by what Rep. Massa (D-NY) said re: Afghanistan that I transcribed it from Tivo for DU

TOONS:A sad day for peacelovers

2 nuke plant events - France and Japan

Thank you Bernie Sanders

Change your icon to the peace symbol.

Tonight is why I voted for him.

Tonight is why I voted for him.

...All we are saying, is give WAR a chance.......

Dreadful right-wing Salvation Army checking 'residency' of kids who need toys in El Paso

YouTube - Frampton w/ Humble Pie, Steve Marriott Memorial Concert 2001, "Four Day Creep"

He's got sweeeeeeeet fuck-all: YouTube - The Who, Isle of Wight 1970, "Young Man Blues"

YouTube - Sir Paul wants you to know that you may be a lover but you ain't no dancer

Subject line only

Surprised kitteh....very cute!

i have a birthday coming up soon. how long should I stay 50 y.o.?

Cutest Video of the Year

Number of SECONDS after Bush Pretzel-dential Lie-berry opening before first My Pet Goat graffiti

Chinese report on Tiger's "accident"

I took a nap from 2PM to just now. Did I miss anything?

is there a scene that is more representative of cinematic art than the big rig vs. Fighter jet scene

The Way We Get By...most emotional film I have ever watched

YouTube - "The second season I am to know"

Let's have a copy thread.

Love DU but gotta go for a long time

Take a memo... then make a bomb threat: How secretary made sure her boss didn't miss his flight

Anybody Watching Christmas Vacation Tonight?

I'd like to recommend this guy as the next State Dinner gate crasher.

Dog Houdini

"someone unrecommended complimenting the mods?"

How does this guy help you refi your house?

YouTube - The Stones, "Brown Sugar," L.A. Forum 7/11/75

oh no!! it`s the new season of--"the bad girls club"!

Did anyone watch that HBO musical special my s-i-l taped for me?

Support Our Troops

Team DU: Folding@Home - Join DU's Distributed Computing team. We Need You NOW!

I Have A Confession To make. Wanna Hear It?


I am sorry folks, but, I don't think I can stay.

*pant, pant, pant*

Happy December 1st!!!11!

Ahhhhh, Refuge . . The Lounge

I dont care what the hell any of you people say

I'm goin' in-cover me

The DU Lounge is revolting.

Does "eat shit and die"...make you giggle?

Yes, they are remaking "True Grit."

What's your favorite Bruce Springsteen album or song?

Anyone in the Washington DC area wanna go to a Christmas concert?

Obama is pulling out immediately...

The DU Lounge is re-volting

You must pick another ONE restaurant to eat at...

So, I was just interviewed by a NYT reporter

Spinal Tap Amps

My favorite thread today!!!

Disruptive Jesus Christ Dumped From Jury Pool

Raptor Jesus disrupts blah blah

Who gets their bangs cut and how much does it cost?

I Remember When They Use To Serve Drinks In The Lounge

AngstRadio Taverner: Today its all angry grunge

Lost Windows XP Key....HELP NEEDED

Here's an interesting way to look at meal time.

Board War: The Battle of the DUlge

I want to cast Tobey Maguire in the Wally Cox story.

Why didn't anyone tell me it was National Let Your Child Run Amok in Dollar Tree Day?


for the first time ever, Jeff Goldblum was mistaken for me

You know what I really like about the Lounge?

I love L.E. Modessit, Jr.

Son's of Anarchy fans...thoughts on season finale tonight

"FAIL" - what an absolutely stupid way to refute someone else's point!

Christmas Vaction - THE most quotable Christmas movie ever made?

Pictures of Sarah Palin NUDE!

Funniest videogame weapon?

Can't post this in LBN yet, because it hasn't hit the wires...

Quick question. If I ut two batches of brownie in at the same time...

The other day I asked a question which puzzled a few of you.

3 year old in high heels? do I move to the UK and become a permanent resident?

Quotation marks

When I awoke today suddenly nothing happened.

Match Game Story: "After reading Twilight, Bruce Bollocks, MFA, drank heavily and ____ a horse."

people who drum their fingers on the table: what is their problem?

I just bought a glow in the dark

For guitar players: An EASY C to F chord progression

Lionel Hutz:

What? Nobody posted this yet? Marilyn Monroe smoking pot?

"Efforts to reach Christ for comment were unsuccessful."

Well, the big 5-0

Eewwww...Tiger did a bad thing.


Happy tonight

If you aren't a fan, you will be after listening to this Rory Gallagher clip.

We got our Christmas decorations up down here in Alabama. Dial up warning.

For world travelers: An EASY C to F (reciprocals) temp conversion.

Doctor Who Fans: What age would you start a kid on the show? And which doctor?

How long fdoes it take mail to be forwarded?

So who's got my free California cat? I need a miracle!

All kittens are cute, right?

Stories from the Road: Thirteen Years and the American Dream

The Police Kicked In The Door And Found My Mother Dead Yesterday

NOBODY can make a guitar sing like Chet Atkins

I'm making a list and checking it IGNORE list.

Flavgan! Or someone who knows dogs! My chihuahua won't stop chewing leather!

Actress Meredith Baxter reveals she is a lesbian

A Question for Jazz Lovers

I'm cutting GD some slack due to the full moon.

Rachel Bilson's deleted topless sex scene hits the web

Car question: Lately my car has been making drum beat like noises

Ya gotta love (hate) Texas weather sometimes...

Idiot model, former Miss Argentina, dies after unnecessary plastic surgery

I bet I have the only cat in the world who ruined a toaster oven.


You must pick ONE restaurant to eat at...

A pretty random question, I know....

Average price for website development?

Who else has snow?

Johnny Depp and Angelina to do saucy sex scene!

Who's your favorite insufferable asshole/true genius?

I've been taking Wellbutrin to quit smoking. Tomorrow is D-Day.

Favorite Frozen Pizza

Your Favorite Quotes from Christmas Movies: Post 'em if you've got 'em

It is snowing, right now, (9:00AM Wednesday, Dec 2, 09) in Dallas, TX.

I slept with Tiger Woods

kitteh for adoption in DFW -- cross posted from Texas forum

Ex-Rep. Bradley Co-Hosts Fundraiser with Pawlenty in NH

Toss Geithner out on his ear, and replace him with Michael Hudson

Obama is at West Point tonight - anyone know when he arrives at Stewart Airport?

List depressing movies here.

CBS "News" tonight (Lara Logan) reported that troops would be coming out of Iraq in 2011.

How can you tell if people are overreacting in here?

I cry for our president and our country tonight

Preemptive outrage!

WAR TAX on the Mongers and Profiters.

** AFGHANISTAN Speech Thread **

Honduras or Afghanistan - which is Obama showing his imperialist chops bigger with?

****Everybody Duck!!!: POTUS Addresses the American People, Live from West Point****

You know the INCREDIBLY HUGE DIFFERENCE between Bush's plans and Obama's?

God Bless CSPAN3

Is there some kind of law the Obama Adm. could use to have Dick Cheney thrown in jail?

Obama is not a war monger

So did Obama manage to get a Bush "fear 911" card used on ebay?

Chris Matthews is a FUCKING idiot!!!!!

In 8 Years, Will My Son Have The Opportunity To Enlist For Afghanistan

The speech could have been written by Bush*

...and now the screaming starts...

FACT SHEET: The Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Let's see if I get this straight. We have to surge in AFGHANISTAN to keep the nukes in PAKISTAN

So remind me again why the networks all grab McCain for his worthless comments?

Get this...Karl Rove just said Obama showed no passion...

Just read that Sarah Palin quit 40 minutes into a 5K Turkey Trot...

Just read that Sarah Palin quit 40 minutes into a 5K Turkey Trot...

OMG! Legalize poppies to fund the war!

I didn't watch the speech because I thought it would be a speech that Bush would give. Was it?

America is standing tall!!

Arrival of more troops will arouse suspicion in Pakistan

Barack Obama's Afghanistan strategy is a gamble and the price will be high

Barack Obama's Afghanistan strategy is a gamble and the price will be high

I'm still waiting...

Russ Feingold will try to block funding for this esculation.

Wow, did they subcontract the speech out to Bush

"Text of President Obama's speech on Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2009"

Just A Suggestion Here

i'm going to bed. there is no hope here.

I see people who never asked for an exit cheering for it

This is what the RW is really pissed about -

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't...between a rock and a hard

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't...between a rock and a hard

President Obama capitulated to Dick Cheney tonight. We have been outmaneuvered once again!

True or False - Obama has already increased the troop level by 40,000 since entering office?

DNC just called me to ask for money.

KO just told Cheney to shut up...

Now here is the bizare thing... The Taliban are home grown, and they are growing stronger...

Is Having A "Big Umbrella" A Good thing For Democrats?

I am going to divine our nation's future through Obama... here I go...

For what it's worth - my take on the speech (yes, I watched it all).

I'm gonna work on my novel. Too many warmongers for my taste. nt

Tweety is an asshole, again.

Remember what Corey Feldman kept saying in that movie /The Burbs/.

DOD Announces Casualties 30-Nov-09

Would you feel the same tonight if Bush would have gave this speech?

Obama opposed the Iraqi surge. Why does he think the same tactic will work in Afghanistan?

Remember the public option debate?

As a former Hillary supporter, I would just like to say

Sucks that Obama used the fate of the women of Afghanistan in such a cynical way to push his war

How does promising to do the wrong thing make Obama a better president?

A reminder to those of you who are outraged that there is some criticism of the speech here tonight.

On Obama: Competence now is so gratefully accepted by the troops at

Photos: The Obama Presidency: December 1, 2009 (An alternate view)

Wanna "fix" Afghanistan, start with holding the U.S. war criminals accountable

Wait a minute. DUers are upset that Obama mention 9/11 multiple times?

Russia pulled out of Afghanistan after NINE years! We will be there TEN!!

Russia pulled out of Afghanistan after NINE years! We will be there TEN!!

Lieberman: Obama made "right decision" tonight on Afghanistan

President Barack Obama

Afghanistan is now Obama's war

Colbert opening: Only 24 more shopping days til you have to decide

The Obama Doctrine

Could we maybe have thought more about fighting them here so we wouldn't have to fight them there?

President Obama may be right or he may be wrong about his decisions

Is 30,000 the TOTAL number of troops?

This Is All About Pakistan

MY President has decided to send at least 30,000 more troops to a country far away.

Photos: President Barack Obama greets West Point cadets

President Obama has been helped politically as much...

To "win" in Afghanistan the burqua must go. It's that simple. On paper maybe.

Yea Verily, the Shitstorm Doth Rage!

So many are pissed at Obama for not acting decisively, well, he did...

Joe Madison: By the middle of 2010 there will be a half a million troops between Iraq and Afghanistan

LBJ & Robert McNamara conversation 3/2/1964

Some comments from readers to Andrew Sullivan's blog:

Photos: The Obama Presidency: December 1, 2009

biggest differences between war in Iraq and war in Afghanistan

If we don't plan to nation build for the next ten years, we will lose

How do you think the Taliban will feel about Obama's speech? (POLL)

TN-08: Tanner to Retire; Herron Will Run

Clinton, Gates and Mullen to Testify before the Senate Armed Services Commitee Wed. 9am.

Can anyone please tell me what a win in Afghanistan looks like?

The Case For Escalation

How many times can we keep sending the same soldiers to war?

All you conspiracy theorists: am I on the right track?

I found a plot showing the troop increases in Afghanistan over the years - Obama consistent

I wish I could.

Pelosi: Obama Articulated a Way Out of War Bush Administration Left Him

I don't agree with Obama on Afghanistan but he meets my expectations by outlining an end to the mess

What Joe Biden said on the Af/Pak strategy.....

We will execute the transition responsibly "taking into account the conditions on the ground."

We will execute the transition responsibly "taking into account the conditions on the ground."

Defense Secretary Gates

What would a President John Kerry have done re: Afghanistan?

Two Quotes......One from Bush, One from Obama.....

On the Obama speech/escalation: I think people here are misunderstanding each other

Knowing what you know now about US plans for Afghanistan-Support or oppose 30,000 more troops?

Sen. Bernie Sanders statement on Afghanistan

There is a shit load of gullible people here!

There is a shit load of gullible people here!

After the speech, I'm still conflicted

All of a sudden Palin's chances look pretty good.

Obama debunks claim that Afghanistan=Vietnam

WI-Gov: Total Tossup

I support President Obama.

Some congressional Republicans echo Democratic liberal opposition to Afghan war escalation!

Because It's MY World - It's All About ME

Sounding Like Bush Or Blaming Him?

Lots of pontificating.. but where are the solutions..

I listened not to a rah rah speech.. but one of grim grim determination

I support the President. n/t

We elected a President to make decisions using his best judgment.

Afghanistan: the Roach Motel of Empires "They check in, but they don't check out"

Are you a pacifist?

U.S. Veterans and Afghan People Urge President Obama To Not Escalate The War

If only you would just wait for Obama's speech, the Afghanistan escalation will be made ok!!!

**Heads Up: Clinton, Gates and Mullen Head to Capitol Hill, Live. **

Why he is not giving this from the Oval.....

**Heads Up: Gibbs Daily Briefing, Live!**

President Obama is not going to lose significant support with this speech

The President knows stuff we don't, bottom line. That is why this

The National Freakin Review Thinks that Chris Matthews Crossed the Line Last Night

Why Do I Oppose War? (posted by request)

“No You Can’t!” Rally at White House December 12 Opposing Obama War Escalation

Obama doesn't always compromise...

New public option plan - Senator Carper's

If there was a Draft or Gas War Tax this whole country would feel very different!

We got us a withdrawal Plan out of Afghanistan! Fuckin' A!

"support" pedantic pet peeve.

Afghanistan Speech in Word Cloud

If you give away the public option, what do you get? (Ezra Klein)

frigging mccain

Nothing like Bush, words matter

Guarding Obama

The problem with having this Democratic president...

It's almost surreal - I just saw a car with an Obama '08 bumpersticker and right next to it was

Since when is opposing an unwinnable war "all about ME"?

There is something odd about escalating a war just before receivng the Nobel Peace Prize

"A Very Obama Christmas"

The promised speedy wind-down is a farce... which is fine

Joe Biden is a Good Man who gets a Bad Rap

The "Just War" theory.

Labor market marks slight improvement in November

TPM: Judd Gregg Lay Out Maximally Obstructive GOP Game Plan on Health Care

It's official: Rachel Maddow is an idiot.

Is Afghanistan the only thing keeping Pakistan and India from dropping nukes on each other?

Did hearing the speech make you change your mind on escalation at all?

Oh noes! There's a nativity scene in the Obama White House. Teh outrage!

Obama was top recipient of military-industrial complex money in 2008

I call BULLSHIT! Did those complaining ever support OUR presdent?

Rachel Maddow knocked it outta the park: continuation of the Bush doctrine.

Blackwater's Erik Prince whines

Obama gave a timetable. Thats reality. No amount of denial changes that.

Presidential math

The White House Takes On Politico

Why THIS war is Different

Okay Let's Do It This Way: Explain Your Reasons Why You Think Obama WANTS War.

The Media is a fucking Trip!

TPM: Dems to GOP. Obstruct Health Care Debate, And We'll Be Here 'Til Christmas

Why Are Folks Pretending The Only Component Is Military?

What President Obama said:

"My Plan for Iraq" by Barack Obama, and Other Very Real Fables

Obama will have accomplished more in his first year than any president in the history of the world,

Would somebody call Cheney (Mr. WMD) out on his lack of military service

Name some foods that you just love, but can never ever have ever again.

An Alternative to Sending in Troops

My question post 2011, How many troops will be permanently stationary in Afghanistan?

Desertions undermine Afghan army

Ezra Klein: If You Give Away the Public Option, What Do You Get?

I support Obama and here is a list of reasons why....

THIS is what an intelligent President looks...

Bang For The Buck

I heard that this is one of the oldest Senates, true or not we will lose at least 5 seats

Rep. Dennis Kucinich addresses escalation in Afghanistan

Senator Kerry's statement on Obama's speech

My assessment on Obama's Afghan War speech is that it really is a clean-up operation in disguise

If you supported Hillary (like me) you shouldn't crack on Afghan policy too much

Obama 02: Let's finish the fight with Bin Laden and al-Qaeda

President Obama will have tripled U.S. troops in Afghanistan by this summer!

West Point Cadets React to the President's Speech

30,000 troops, $1 mil per troop per year, for 3 years: $90 billion.

This is a lie.

Does the United States military have any valid purpose other than the ACTUAL defense of the USA?

Congressional Democrats threatening to organize a march on Washington of jobless Americans!

"you can file this one under you-can't-make-this-shit-up"

"you can file this one under you-can't-make-this-shit-up"

Arlen Specter breaks with Obama... Ow! my head hurts

White House: July 2011 Is Locked In for Afghanistan Withdrawal


Why do you subscribe to the totality that all war is unjustified?

It's Obama's war now

Do any of you buy into the theory that the President of the United States

Obama takes heat from Democrats over jobs

History 101 The 9/11 Operation Started in Afghanistan and the first casualty was an Afghan.

National Institute of Health Approves 13 Embryonic Stem Cells for Research

GDP is an island

Obama is NOT Bush, or even Bush lite

To be honest....I think there really is No Answer to the Afghan situation

A handy link for everyone supporting the President's Afghanistan strategy

Would you support Al Franken as a Presidential candidate in 2016?

I am not well informed

Rate President Obama's Speech at West Point (A-F)

Obama 07:The best way to protect our security to immediately begin to remove our combat troops

I was right-they're using the WH gatecrash to go after Obama

Bank of America to repay $45 billion to US (TARP)

The BBC (British television) reveals that Al Queada doesn't really exist

Rant: What the hell is wrong with us?

Sarah Palin sticks the knife in Obama

What if people had been "disappointed" with Roosevelt after only 10 months.

I do not understand the consternation on presidents decision to add 30k troops to Afghanistan

Andrew Sullivan: The Morning After

Congress casts wary eye on Obama's Afghanistan buildup

Obama to Send More Troops, Seek Afghanistan Exit

Political library lets staff go

Campbell (Calif.) Council Expected To Elect Country's Youngest Openly Gay Mayor


British yachtsmen 'freed by Iran'

Russia shifts stance on Iran, Ahmadinejad defiant

Top Iranian economist jailed for nine years: lawyer

India suspends flights of Russian-made fighters over accident

World's news agencies join in interactive hub for Copenhagen climate conference

Bomber kills anti-Taliban lawmaker in Pakistan

Rupert Murdoch: 'There's no such thing as a free news story'

Google to limit free news access

Colleagues urge investigation into Russian journalist's death

Jury convicts Baltimore mayor on one count

Wikipedia ordered by judge to break confidentiality of contributor

Caucasus Islamists claim Russia train bombing

EU finance ministers agree new European regulation deal

Actress Meredith Baxter reveals she is a lesbian

Blackwater founder cutting ties with company

INTERVIEW-Pakistan's Karachi the Taliban revenue engine - mayor

HuckPAC coordinator steps down, citing clemency decision

Harvard Business School Dean to Step Down

Same-Sex Marriage Vote Today In (New York) Senate

Reports Find Lapses in Immigration Detention System

U.S. credit card defaults seen testing highs

Military Veterans Seek Inhofe Apology over Global Warming Remark

Documents reveal new information about destruction of torture tapes (& Bush WH Role)

NATO chief: Allies to send 5,000 troops to Kabul, it's 'not just America's war'

Floating oil tankers here to stay

Fort Hood suspect charged with attempted murder (32 counts)

NIH authorizes use of first human embryonic stem cells under new policy

Man Cited For Flying Flag Upside Down

LHC knocked out by ANOTHER power failure. 'Birdy bread-bomber from the future' involved?

Australian Senate defeats carbon trading bill

U.S. losses in Afghanistan in 2009 rise to 300 servicemen

WashTimes cutting staff up to 40 percent

Atlanta mayor candidate calls for recount

Obama's proposed financial overhaul takes a step forward

Bank of America announces plans to repay $45 billion in bailout funds

ACLU backs Prop. 8 (anti-marriage equality) forces in disclosure case

Venezuela: Bankers back closure of troubled banks

Desertions undermine Afghan army

Rumsfeld Cries Foul on Obama Claim Troop Requests for Afghanistan Were Denied

First Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Approved for Use Under New NIH Guidelines

Cigarette Maker Buys Quit-Smoking Company

Fed Survey: Recovery Gaining Traction As Shoppers Spend More, Factories Bump Up Production

Unemployment Up In Almost Half Of Metro Areas

Witness Immunity Sought For Gay Service Members

Iran whistleblower died from drug-laced salad

E-Mails Show Salahis Never Got White House State Dinner Invite From Pentagon

McChrystal "Absolutely" Backs Afghan Plan

Governor says no more Arkansas parolees

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Wednesday December 2

Palin Lauds Obama's Afghanistan Decision

Struggling media will need government help: US congressman

Blackwater founder cutting ties with company(Erik Prince)

Gays 'will never go to heaven': cardinal

President Obama's Secret: Only 100 al-Qaeda Now in Afghanistan

Al Franken fallout has GOP fuming

Honduras: More Evidence of Election Fraud

I trust our Commander in Chief

Peter Mandelson declares war on Rupert Murdoch's media empire

Gay Marriage Fails (NYS Senate), 24-38

Swine on the decline. Why didn't they tell us?

'Corruption' confusion in Afghanistan

The Swiss ban makes me shudder

Obama's Shocking Afghan Plan: Send Michaele Salahi

Did top Pentagon official create imaginary LLC to pad resume?

Barack Obama's Afghanistan strategy is a gamble and the price will be high

Cheney Criticizes Obama's Dog for Bow-Wowing

Afghanistan is now Obama's war

How America Holds Court: The Seedy Dealings Underpinning Our Legal System

38 Antiwar Groups to Obama: No Escalation! Troops Home Now!

The Campaign Cash Behind the Afghanistan Escalation

Arrival of more troops will arouse suspicion in Pakistan

Waiting with 45,000 People Afraid of Losing Their Homes --Ground Zero in America's Mortgage Meltdown

The Sad, Boring Job of the U.S. Poet Laureate

An Italian Town's White (No Foreigners) Christmas

Desertions undermine Afghan army (VIDEO at link)

Bob Herbert says it for me - a mistake

Failure to Embrace Power; Obama's, Democrats' Betrayal

Surge, then leave

President Obama's Trust Deficit (re: Afghanistan)

Honduran "elections" threaten democracy - Ottawa should refuse to recognize illegitimate polls.

The Taliban's Campaign for Kandahar

Thomas Frank: Conservatives Want Republican Purge Trials

President Obama's speech on Afghanistan sober, pragmatic

Why Is Politico Coddling Dick Cheney Again?

Here We go Again

Another Tiger Shocker: Paid by Nike to Wear Gear During Affair

Glenn Greenwald: The commendably missing element from Obama's speech

Afghanistan or President Obama can’t wash away Vietnam War

Iraq vet forced interrogation threatened beating for defending health rights

To Surge or not to Surge

It's Obama's war now

Wall Street Journal Debunks Wall Street Journal on Recovery Act

Obama with Blood on His Hands (Consortium News)

Let's Get Rolling on Unemployment -- We Need a Direct Govt. Jobs Program

Keep Tim Geithner

Harry Reid's Great-Great Uncle Remus Was An Notorious Outlaw!

Garrison Keillor: Republicans play Scrooge, minus the change of heart

The World’s Least Powerful Man: The Obama Puppet By Paul Craig Roberts

Playing with soldiers' lives

Stuck in the Middle With You

Amy Goodman: Canada’s Olympic Crackdown

TPM: Drug-Makers Paying Off Competitors To Keep Cheap Generics Off Market

former UK ambassador: Afghan surge shortly before pipeline construction starts

Global warming is real, A Climate Skeptic's Conversion

Afghanistan: War Without End Pt 01

Bill Hicks From Beyond: On The Obama Win

AP: Obama - More Troops to Aghanistan; Timetable to Leave

"Serious" Discussion of Afghanistan

Ed Show: Howard Dean - 'Dems Will Lose Majority If Don't Pass Health Reform That Works'

The Problem with Progressives

Dennis Kucinich Responds To President Obama's Afghanistan Speech

War is a Racket by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

CBS: Preparing for Deployment (Vermont National Guard)

President Obama, The Sermon on the Mount and the War in Afghanistan

Pearl Jam - Do The Evolution

Pete Seeger-Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

"We are the Keepers of the Light" - Candlelight Vigil for Drug War Prisoners

Aggressive atheism

Rachel Maddow w/ Ezra Klein - the GOP back to scare tactics on HCR

Matthews: Cheney Is A 'Troll'

Matalin Laments That Obama's Speech Was Just 'A Rehash of the Bush Doctrine'

M C Miller, D Swanson, J Nichols on Escalation Eve

U.S. Veterans and Afghan People Urge President Obama To Not Escalate The War

Countdown: Cheney Accuses Obama of Treason (Cheney's Accusations 'Laughable')

Defending the Afghanistan plan

TheRealNews: Obama's "Empire"

Shut Up Dick!!!

TYT Reaction To Obama Afghanistan Speech (& Cenk w/ Keith Olbermann)

Lou Dobbs: Who The Hell Does The President Think He Is?

Ed Show: Kucinich - 'Bush Should Have Been Impeached; We Should Not Be Escalating in Afghanistan'

Matthews offers apology for calling West Point Obama's 'enemy camp'

Black Sabbath - War Pigs w. Ronnie James Dio (Luv u 2 Ozzy)

Ron Paul asks Hillary Clinton if she supports the Bush Doctrine

Solar Powered Rock and Roll

TYT: How Many Americans Are On Food Stamps?

Obama On Demoralized Democrats

The Tiger and the Lady

Afghanistan: All About The Pipeline

Countdown: Rep. Maxine Waters on Obama Speech - 'I'm Terribly Saddened'

Countdown: Cenk Uygur - 'I Was Completely Unconvinced...'

The best report I've seen on the Tiger Woods Saga

This Is Absolutely Insane! Michael Moore Responds To President Obama's Afghanistan Speech

Jesse Ventura Walks Off The Opie & Anthony Show

Britney Spears interview about George Bush

Rachel Maddow - U.S. ties to Ugandan anti-gay bill (The Family & Rick Warren)

Coal concerns lead U.S. climate bill challenges

BBC: Himalayan glaciers' 'mixed picture'

A boneheaded BBC GW "doubt" piece

Solar Powered Rock & Roll [video]

Mass. homeowners can now sell back electricity

In Denmark, Ambitious Plan for Electric Cars

CRU Director Phil Jones To Step Down Pending Investigation Into Hacked Emails

EPA delays action on more ethanol in gasoline

First comprehensive review of the state of Antarctica's climate

Drumbeat: December 2, 2009

World carbon emissions overshoot "budget"

Study finds logging effects vary based on a forest's history, climate

This may not have anythng to do with Global Warming

CA High-Altitude Dams (1,000 Ft. +) Face Generation Loss Of Up To 20% As Climate Dries, Warms - NYT

In Bangladesh, One Of SE Asia's Largest Mangrove Forests Gone For VIPs' Salt Ponds, Shrimp Farms

Welcome to the age of extremes—Recent weather disasters are consistent with a warming planet…

Time to confront the invisible enemy that threatens us all

Chinese Meteorological Agency - W/O Effective Climate Measures, PRC Grain Output Down 37% By 2100

No Widespread Impact of Wind Power Projects on Surrounding Residential Property Values in the U.S.

CA State Water System Predicts Delivery Of 5% Of Requested Amounts In 2010 - Some Increase Possible

(Cape Cod) Wind power survey shows shift (reversal) in opinion (57% now favor offshore wind)

Solar panels will provide clean energy to (four) affordable housing developments (in California)

Mother Jones: UN Targets China's Wind Farms

SciAm: President Obama Launches Secret Green Partnership With India to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions…

Most world leaders to attend U.N. climate summit

Woods Hole Institute: In CO2-rich Environment, Some Ocean Dwellers Increase Shell Production

Copenhagen climate summit: 50/50 chance of stopping catastrophe, Lord Stern says India reveals carbon emission targets (24% cut in "carbon intensity" by 2020)

Barclay's - Cantarell No Longer #1 Field Even Within Mexico - FT

NYT: Answering Your Questions About the Chevy Volt

Whoa: Racier Nude Joanna Krupa Ad Is Sure To Offend Someone

Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientist

Monbiot: The Urgent Threat to World Peace is … Canada

UF football star Dunlap charged with DUI

Tiger Admits to "Trangressions"

Charles Woodson makes hefty donation to Mott Children's Hospital

France miss out on World Cup finals seeding

Browns Win 7th in a row, 45-10


LATIN AMERICA: Summit Does Not Recognise Elections in Honduras

Ibero-American Summit issues Lisbon Declaration

Russell Ath. to rehire laid-off workers (Honduras)

Daily Report #15 - Larry Kuehn

Honduran "elections" threaten democracy


QC: Honduras Action Alert: This is not the change we wanted

Brazil's president not to meet Honduran president-elect

Venezuela: Bankers back closure of troubled banks

Any ex-Pats living in Ecuador?

Honduras Congress debating restitution of Zelaya at this moment

Gaza group vows jihad against Israel

Haaretz's Amira Hass awarded journalism prize by media watchdog

Israeli army to fight Facebook enemies

Report: Pollard proposes killing Palestinian prisoners until Shalit freed

Berlin, N.H., Home Invasion Turns Deadly

Armed Female Marine Protects Home from Burglar

Catering Co. Owner Shot Man In Self Defense

Elderly Man Shoots, Kills Burglar

Effectiveness of the .380 auto. Thoughts?

Truckers strike over pay cuts

Today in Labor History Nov 2 $50 bounty on scabs & 4 U.S. women were murdered by soldiers El Salvado

U.S. Labor Against The War: Obama’s War Escalation Must Be Protested

Pig Brain Mist Caused Illness In Slaughterhouse Workers

After Massacre in Phillipines, It’s Workers Against Warlords

Canadian Federal Government Moves To Force Rail Strikers Back To Work

COBRA Subsidies For Millions Of Jobless Have Expired

Reality Check

GD Shitstorm! I did get a kick out of Nance Gregg's post last night and one or two others.

Is anyone bored with the baying & braying on DU? Here's some music:

Hubble Explains Nebula’s Ruddy Complexion

The Deep Sea World Beyond Sunlight

What are you looking at most in the Photo of WannaJumpMyScooter's workroom?

LHC Knocked Out By FutureBird-Caused Power Failure

Four from the Toronto Necropolis


I love BBQ and.....

There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Simple’ Organism

"Playing Tricks With The Speed of Light"

I think this might beat the infamous Robb's desk....I show you my workshop

LHC knocked out by ANOTHER power failure. 'Birdy bread-bomber from the future' involved?

wow. is this normal over there in gd?

Rally in Trenton (NJ) for marriage equality tomorrow

Simone Bell, Alex Wan celebrate victory (Atlanta, GA)

What's a good pro-gay advocacy group in Ohio to support?

Brian Brown, NOM: DC residents have a "God-given right" to vote on marriage

NY Senate voting TODAY on marriage

Campbell (CA) Elects Nation's Youngest Openly Gay Mayor

Marriage Equality Protest Tonight, NYC, Times Square, 6PM

Marriage Equality Act fails 24-38.

Sprint’s 50 Million Customers Geo-Tracked 8 Million Times–by Law Enforcement-in the Last Year

You want marriage equality in New York? Here's your chance.

A story that broke my heart tonight

Meredith Baxter comes out - late-in-life self-discovery as a lesbian.

Gays Being Killed: Rick Warren Doesn't See The Big Deal

Post your Christmas lights pictures here

Dr. Housing Bubble 12/01/09

CBO report: Stimulus Bill Helped Create Up To 1.6 Million Jobs

Senator Moves to Hold Up Bernanke Confirmation (Go Bernie!!)

Geithner says $700B bailout program will end soon

Cleaning house at the WTO

Ricochetastroman, what about the Grand Cross?

Lunar Living Astrology: Full Moon December 2, 2009

Groundlessness, the basic Emptiness of things, and Acceptance.

1 in 5 low-income women haven't visited a doctor in the last year

'Arthritis risk' for middle-aged exercise addicts

What do you know about inflamatory breast cancer?

Why real women are ruining their health and why they shouldn't be...

Barbara Ehrenreich -- Not So Pretty in Pink: The Uproar Over New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Vitamin D: What is an adequate vitamin D level and how much supplementation is necessary?

From Bartcop:

Aspen Absurdity

The Rise of Venture Philanthropy and the Ongoing Neoliberal Assault on Public Education:

Food For The Poor Organizes Prisoner Releases for Nonviolent Offenders

Some Reviews of Bloch's "Atheism in Christianity"

NYT LTTE - Our Changing Perceptions of God & Religion by Lawrence Krauss

Creating God in one's own image:

Why did God wait till Day 4 before He made the sun, moon and stars?

want to evaluate a food blog?

Made turkey enchiladas with leftovers - thanks grasswire

Does anyone bake cheese straws? This is my 3rd year making

Cereal (history of)