Democratic Underground

Archives: December 29, 2009

Key Dates Surrounding the Christmas Day Attack

The terrorists have indeed won. Our airline travel response is bullshit.

Niger vows to arrest exiled opposition leaders

U.S. Troops' Death Toll in Afghanistan Doubles in 2009

Thailand deports thousands of Hmong to Laos

Great Tourist Promotion! Visit the USA now

Jon Gosselin, balloon boy redux?

Guardian UK: New laws put prostitutes at risk, claim escort agencies

Yemen terror camps attract 'stream of Britons'

Maf54 slams Baucus, compares scandals, still pissed that "they had me run out of town"

Illinois GOP Rebukes "Bizarre" birther Andy Martin

Idiotic Republican Libertarian scared of a US NHS.

Tiger Woods's $13.6b 'infidelity bill' (celebrity sponsorship risky for shareholders)

R.I.P. Vic Chesnutt, Songwriter: Another Casualty of America's Health Care Insanity

NYT: Legislative Limbo Strands Many of Obama’s Nominees

Six years ago, "it was standard practice NOT to pay for things," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

Argentine gay couple becomes first in region to marry

Tattooed Roseville Air Force Recruit Sworn In (Story update)

I don't remember Hoekstra and King out demanding we call this good ole boy a terrorist

Crotch Bomb Could Have Changed My Life

Crooks & Liars Video: Bill Kristol Upset That Attempted Air Plane Bomber is 'Lawyered Up'

For GOP, Short Memories on Terror Plots and Bush Vacations

"Year in Review: A Heartbeat and a Guitar,"/ GRITtv Sunday December 27

Video: How Globalisation Destroyed Argentine Economy

Iran Detains Nobel Laureate's Sister

I am moving to a smaller place and need to downsize. I have some books

Gallup: The president gets demographic bump:

I dropped a chemical bomb on a million people.

Tucker Carlson on Fox?!?!?

Dana Perino: Napolitano "missed the mark" with her tone, needs to "turn up the urgency just a tad"

Landrieu Cares: Controlling Health Costs by Helping Millionaires, Hurting the Working Class

Philadelphia teabaggers splintering into North/South groups

A shout out to missing and dearly departed DUers!!!!

I read an article today that no scanning device would detect something

Shannyn Moore Videos

Just what I needed to know...boxers or briefs?

I like the fact that the President's term is already in the crapper.

PSA for DU'ers with elderly parents

The GOP.....

Mandatory Monday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Brad Friedman subs for Mike

Sen. Maria Cantwell Should Not Trust John McCain On Reinstating Glass-Steagall - Foreclosure Phil!

PSA for people getting family over

Briton Akmal Shaikh Executed In China

Project Linus Volunteers Wrap Kitsap Kids in Comfort

Longtime judge John C. Godbold, dies at 89 (LBJ appointee, 5th and 11th Circuit)

County eyes $25K cost for employee health screening

It was those Hawaiian Moods caused by Mahina the MOON...Michelle might be hapai....pregnent

Bristol Palin seeks full custody

Newsweek - "Obama's Smart Sex Education Funding"

Barack Obama's official statement on Kwanzaa

Majority Of Tea Party Group's Spending Went To GOP Firm That Created It

Gaza report finds major powers complicit

Gaza report finds major powers complicit

The underwear bomber? Or is it firecracker bomber? Give me a break already...

Using Thermal Imagery, Cloaked UFO Seen in Iraq

Idea to fight airline terrorism: Everyone must fly naked!

Orly Taitz: "It Might Be Time Now" for "Bare Arms"

A quandry: Should I listen to Sarah BRIGHTMAN or KKKarl being interviewed by Fucker CARLSON?!1 n/t

Is ABC News committing racist fearmongering regarding the airliner bomb attempt?

Update to my kidney surgery

GOP Rep. Sessions to Ponzi-schemer Stanford: ‘I love you’

Top 10 Republican sex scandals of the decade (photos)

The Briefs-bomber is the perfect excuse....

"Pay Our Price or You'll Never See FOX Again"

Michael Goldfarb Should Speak Less

For smokers: If pot is made legal will you quit?

New Deal and the Second Bill of Rights.

UNDER THE RADAR: TARP doesn't pay for itself, and we told you so.

Toon: "In the event we have let a terrorist on board..."

Who's running the TSA? No one, thanks to Sen. Jim DeMint

Battle of the not-worth-shit-in-a-handbag media giants

Chase Credit Card

Don't Turn Around.....Der Kommissar Stephen Harper's in Town

How many people died in Automobile accidents before they put in Seat Belts...

Thank you to the DUer

Milan, Italy vs East Bumfuck, America

U.S. intelligence: 'Time is running out' in Afghanistan

Cause and Effect in the 'Terror War'

Is there still a chance that the House will rescue the Public option?

CWA Union has compiled list why Obama-endorsed "Cadillac tax" on health plans is a BAD IDEA

Face It: The Democratic Party has NEVER been Isolationist / Neo-Isolationist

Obama refused air strikes requested by Yemeni Government

Remember Bush's response to 2001 Shoe Bomber Attack?

Remember Bush's response to 2001 Shoe Bomber Attack?

Study finds link between music and marijuana

United's Pagan Problem

Russia set to develop new offensive arms to match US shield

So Sen. DeMint is holding up the nomination of the TSA head, and the MSM basically ignores it

TSA- Super Secret Special Screening. WTF???

Andy Martin, GOP Senate Candidate, Accuses Opponent Mark Kirk Of Homosexuality

who would you like to see go away in 2010?

TMZ Admits It Was Duped by a Photo

TMZ Admits It Was Duped by a Photo

Human Rights: Open Letter to Barack Obama

Should travel security be robust enough to prevent the terrorist Skywalker from leaving Tatooine?

WilliamPitt...Salute to DU'ers... (Dragged Kicking & Screaming from Archives)...

We lost a DUer

Our Broken Senate

The moment that changed Afghanistan - Guardian/UK

Oh that crazy Glass-Steagall Act...

Half of American tax payers earn more money than 95% of the world's population

Hoekstra Uses Airline Attack To Raise Money For Gubernatorial Campaign

New Year's Resolution: Don't defend Democrats when they don't deserve defending-including Obama

Change you can defeat Al Qaeda with-"Testicle Toaster As A Failed Martyr"

DIY health care reform: Ordering cheap prescription drugs online

US house prices up for fifth month

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Gains a Second Month as Job-Market Pessimism Wanes

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Gains a Second Month as Job-Market Pessimism Wanes

Gerald Ford and Newt Gingrich ruined America

?: Should taxpayers being paying for a mailer w RW talking points from congress?

m$nbc = politico

Computing federal income tax for 2010

Think you have a say so in America?

Two reasons for the Senate Recess

The problem with the omitted public option, had we gotten it, folks would have complained. . .

Israel's Nuclear Whistleblower Again Detained

Warden at Troubled Va. Women's Prison to Step Down

Handful of Iron Beads Offer Clues to Solve Mystery of Ancient Iron Forges

War taking higher toll on Afghan civilians this year, UN reports - 20% of casualties due to NATO

Father shot dead while accompanying son on job interview. Son gets the job

Dan Lungren (R-CA) looks like a person who never met an adult beverage he could pass by.

Paying for war might make war end

Strange? Odd? Weird? Bizarre? _ That's Florida!

Strange? Odd? Weird? Bizarre? _ That's Florida!

Strange? Odd? Weird? Bizarre? _ That's Florida!

Invading armies and occupations will not stop terrorism and by its

Key House panel chairman calls for confirmation of blocked TSA chief

Some of you may be aware of this, but I just came across it...

Get em while there hot..Tea Party Tickets On Sale $349

Broadcasters' woes could spell trouble for free TV

Crotch bomber went to Houston in August, 2008

Warden of women’s prison in Topeka accused of racist comments

Michigan: State Gives Consumers Energy Permit For Coal-Fired Power Plant

Get ready for more "terror".

Brazilian family wants to bring boy back from NJ

Reid to move on TSA post

H-1B Visa Enforcement to Increase in 2010

Colorado firm employs the most retired officers from Pentagon's mentor program

U.S. Retail Sales Rise 2.3% During Christmas Week

If congress sent a single payer bill to President Obama, he would sign it

Berkeley High May Cut Out Science Labs

Berkeley High May Cut Out Science Labs

GOP sees failed bombing as ‘holiday gift’

Fundies issue fatwa on Mexico City

Iranian Cleric Says Opposition Leaders Should Be Executed

Will Wright, HuffPo: "New Year's Wish: Getting My Country Back"

War on drugs?The raw (and ugly) truth.

War on drugs?The raw (and ugly) truth.

MSNBC drops Dr. Nancy daytime show

Move On wants your Progressive "letter to the editor" to strengthen HCR legislation!

The full body scanners would not have worked

The full body scanners would not have worked

Australian government pushes ahead with internet censorship

Do we know who Jasper Schuringa really is?

Blue Dogs Have Their Dem Handlers Too

Blue Dogs Have Their Dem Handlers Too

Another conservative decries Detroit as 'poster boy for leftist policies'

I am convinced that a certain group of people here would stand up and cheer if we invaded Yemen.

If I were a terra-ist mastermind, I'd hire white guys that look like Good Ole Boys

Why I'll miss Tangerine LaBamba - a priceless thread

Rated "R" ..... for Reefer

Nelson: Medicaid deal can help other states

Oh shit, I just realized something

Key security agencies lack permanent leaders

Why do we live in such a Militaristic Society? And is there anything we can do to change it?

Senegal Police Detain 24 Men for “Homosexual Activities”

Putin: Russia To Develop Offensive Weapons To Keep Balance With U.S.

Rwanda:Gay Rights - When Perversion Turned to Orientation

If Obama "failed", what about Bush?

It must be nice to be a bigot.....

The flaming obvious: There would be a Medicare Buy-In without Lieberman:

Here's one I sent to the White House comments page on the crotch bomber...

Crossing the Desert

Cat Got Their Tongue, Skittish Democrats Refuse To Defend Obama

(GOP) Rep Urges U.S. to Stop Sending Guantanamo Detainees to Yemen

David Simon On Health Care Bill: "Only One Thing Can Make People This Stupid, And That's Money"

APD Clears Officer For Shooting Family Dog

Rush and BecKKK's most outrageous comments in 2009

Fannie, Freddie Stocks Soar On Announcement Of Government's Blank Check Support

'Christmas tree surfing' teen sustains head injury

NY Post headline: "Great Balls Of Fire."

USS Cole bombing survivor tormented by violent panic attacks found dead in Fla. home

PETN (Pentaerythritol tetranitrate)

Time to debunk yet another 2009 shit story

GSM (Cell Phone) Encryption Cracked

Haven't passengers been the primary security force on airlines?

Criticizing the President on Health Care is “Naderite” and “Hurts the Progressive Agenda” - FDL

Karl Rove granted divorce in Texas

Karl Rove granted divorce in Texas

President Obama to speak at 4.00pm

Republicans would have impeached Gore over 9/11

Republicans would have impeached Gore over 9/11

LAPD drops ties with the Boy Scouts

Just a reminder: Bush issued the crotch bomber's US visa

"Super Mop" ad is a tragic economic indicator

Greenwald: Karl Rove's belief in "traditional marriage" laws

Haqqani network challenges US-Pakistan relations

Haqqani network challenges US-Pakistan relations

Wall Street’s 10 Worst Lies of the Year

you can't have it both ways.

Why the fugg is the Obama administration allowing these RW hacks

Avatar Takes in Another $19 Million at Box Office on Monday December 28th.

Okay the question of a decade, which years constitute a Decade?

Okay the question of a decade, which years constitute a Decade?

Financial Professionals Don’t Expect Significant Rehiring Until 2011…At Best

Former CIA agent / outed Pentagon propagandist on "Fox & Friends"...Obama "emboldened" terrorists

MrScorpio's Top Five 2009 News Stories That He Didn't Give A Fuck About

FYI- Al Qaeda is still in Afghanistan and making a come back

Liberal Group Pressures Feingold On Health Care In TV Ad

Iranian gov't does "pro" gov't rally calling for punishment of rebels "teabagger" style..

Ridge: Alledged bombing suspect doesn't deserve "full range" of constitutional rights

FBI's Most wanted terrorists

KRUGMAN: Do the Math: Guys, this is a major program to aid lower- and lower-middle-income families.

Federal Appeals Court Sets Limits on Police Use of Tasers

Chris Jansing (MSNBC) just stated underwear terrorist's struggle "between liberalism and extremism"

Tangerine LaBamba, Old Lefty Lawyer.

WTF?!?-Yoo Says 'He Never Met Bush or Cheney but Would Recommend They Torture People All Over Again'

Chris Matthews really is pathological about the Clintons

Court Sets Standards for Police Use of Stun Guns

Court Sets Standards for Police Use of Stun Guns

We all live in a classless society and here's the proof. So stop that comminist and pinko b.s.!

‘Traditional marriage’ defender Rove mocked for getting divorced

Just Curious - Have We Heard From Dick Cheney On This Underware Bomber Incident?......

AJC: Troubled Georgia bank list grows again

Divulging the last incarnation of OldLeftyLawyer - Tangerine - my dear friend Annette Appollo

Federal appeals court sets limits on police use of Tasers

Odd 3fer: Judi a real GOULIANI. Geo.Wash's descendant brawl. & DIETL judges I.Q.

Odd 3fer: Judi a real GOULIANI. Geo.Wash's descendant brawl. & DIETL judges I.Q.

Hope this is OK to repost from a TS'd DUer, but this was Tangerine la Bamba's most powerful post

Attention DU lawyers and/or educators: Test scores and potential criminality.

Of course we are now getting treated to a collective media shriek to abandon the Constitution

This Modern World -The Year in Crazy, part the second -Tom Tomorrow

You Know You're a Conservative When...

What if The People had Lobbyists?

Kaiser Family Foundation's Side-by-Side Comparison of Major Health Care Reform Proposals

If the bomber had been successfull...

We Need A War Tax?

Former Doctor Charged With Possessing Pipe Bombs

In your opinion, is increasing the maximum income limit to qualify for medicaid beneficial?

Biometric ID Card Program Meets Resistance in Britain (from Civil Libertarians)

I was against the Senate Bill passage until I thought maybe

I take patriotism very seriously

Should the "crotch bomber" be treated as a criminal, or as an "enemy combatant"?

KKKarl Rove "troubled" by the Constitution?

FFS..let her talk Tweety!

Where are the Posts Calling for Primaries Against the Following?

Is there a point at which preventing terrorist attacks isn't worth the cost?

Remember, ... behind the eyes of those you meet may be 'quiet desperation'...

Good fugging grief Tweety's wife will be interviewing

Williamsburg County schools settle with students over same-race discrimination

Universal Health Care and Single Payer

Jim DeMint: "I Never Wanted to Break the President. We just wanted to break his momentum."

Tiger Woods Scandal Cost Shareholders up to $12 Billion, UC Davis Study Says

Tahiti Nut

Phone points illegal border crossers to water

OpenLeft: Republicans would have impeached Gore over 9/11

Airport Security: Why It Failed

Obama back up by 11 points at Gallup

Life is risk, so how can we possibly make airline flight 100% free of terrorism?

Bush's Roosting Chickens Still Coming Home: Ex-Guant. Prisoners Behind 253 Attack, sent to SA in 07

Why can't we cut the military's budget right now?

A list of DU'ers we have lost, links to threads, a song, and my own thoughts

Guess who's being blamed for "prolonging the recession"?

Between the Neo-Cons , the False Flags and the Dog wagging

Reid Will Hold Roll Call Vote On TSA Administrator Nomination As Dems Fume At DeMint For Delay

Fort Hood workplace shooting

Karl "the Family Man" Rove gets divorced!

Kudos to President Obama

I like this Rove story the best : Turd blossom back on the market boys...

Chavez says Obama "illusion" over

Detroit terror attack: British university 'complicit' in radicalisation

Vick's Courage Award Sparks Controversy

China shopping centre builds 'car park for women'

Half of American tax payers earn less money then I do


This 4 year old needs a Bone Marrow Transplant. Please sign up

75 Rs Want HoR Resolution Condeming People For Saying "Happy Holidays" Instead of "Merry Xmas"

Who will be watching the 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors tonight?

Since airport hassles are a hot topic, an incredible airport video to lighten the topic...

Man Arrested After Walmart Greeter Beaten

Kiplinger - "How Your Income Stacks Up" - Median Income Is $33,000

Soldier killed on Christmas was cousin to a friend of mine

Fox To Obama: Quit It With Your Big Words Like 'Allegedly'

A sweet discovery: Evidence reveals chocolate enjoyed in St. Augustine in the 1500s

Free jello

Artist/Caricaturist David Levine Dead at 83

The Rude Pundit - Our Destruction Seeds Sown: A Final "Fuck Off" to This Awful Decade (Part 2)

*** Bumper stickers for our times *** Add your own!

What do you think about Gerald Celente?

Drivers flag worries over brakes on new Prius

Pete Townshend, Sex offender? Who banned from Superbowl? Link.

Secret mobile phone code cracked

Lt. Col. Gary Hensley, telling soldiers to “hunt people for Jesus"

Lt. Col. Gary Hensley, telling soldiers to “hunt people for Jesus"

Apparently a friend of mine was on that Detroit flight

"Squandered Opportunity" (Obama's Retreat on HCR) by Greider

I have never flown out of the US. What I question is

I would like to propose a new forum wherein our community can celebrate lives of those we've lost.

THE Comprehensive HCR Kos Diary!!!! If You Read ONE THING About HCR, This Should Be It

Jim DeMint would rather stick it to the unions than protect our country

Lieberman: How About Another War?

Health Care Reform NOW ( by Administrative Decree)

It's pretty embarassing to set fire to/blow off your balls & have your undies on CNN every 5 min

It's pretty embarassing to set fire to/blow off your balls & have your undies on CNN every 5 min

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Climbs for Second Month

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Climbs for Second Month

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Climbs for Second Month

There is a middle-class tax time bomb ticking in the Senate’s version of HCR - By BOB HERBERT

MSNBC: Free broadcast TV may go way of the VHS tape

Compulsory Private Health Insurance: Just Another Bailout of the Financial Sector?

Parents not legally in the USA, but their children born here. Deport before children reach age 18?

Parents not legally in the USA, but their children born here. Deport before children reach age 18?

Poll: Ben Nelson in trouble over healthcare reform

Could you tolerate 1 hour in a confined space w/o access to restroom, reading material, etc..

Dean Foods pulls bait-and-switch on "organic" Silk soymilk

May God damn George W Bush and the Republican Party.

Has any military action in the last 50 years been justified?

Her name is Barbara Lee and she's the only Congressional Rep to vote against invading Afghanistan

Reid vows to force vote on TSA nominee DeMint blocked


Do you know what you're eating? A new twist.

Why is there no limit on dedictibles in this so called health insurance "reform"?

DeMint defends blocking appointment of TSA chief

Half of USDA Farm Subsidy Dollars Go to Just 4% of Farms

Some Airport Toons...

Let's humiliate al-Qaeda further. What should we call that failed explosive underwear?

Let's humiliate al-Qaeda further. What should we call that failed explosive underwear?

Let's humiliate al-Qaeda further. What should we call that failed explosive underwear?

Let's humiliate al-Qaeda further. What should we call that failed explosive underwear?

Judge orders records opened in Palin custody case

Court orders three anti-H-1B sites disabled

Denied Employment for Having Declared Bankruptcy

No, We're Not a Broken People

Brace for a "Jobless Decade"

Because I Am a Life-Long Democrat, I Will Not Support a Primary Challenge to Obama

Kos Diary: ""Kill The Bill" Is Their Only Answer"

If community clinics are gonna become our public option...

Marshall Masters on 2012

Ron Sparks says he'll stay in Alabama governor's race after all

Former Sen. Chafee to run for governor of R.I.

Bristol Palin Seeks Full Custody of Son Tripp

Drummer Jimmy Sullivan dead at 28

Would you like to see a DU memorial page for those DUers who have died?

Republic of Money: Dulles, DuPont, Brown Brothers, CIA: Pt. 1

Who, if anyone among our political "leaders," do you trust?

Anti-gay Lisa Miller may have kidnapped little Isabella and fled

Anti-gay Lisa Miller may have kidnapped little Isabella and fled

In These Times: The rise of Starbucks reveals how we really live, and it ain’t pretty

In These Times: The rise of Starbucks reveals how we really live, and it ain’t pretty

In These Times: The rise of Starbucks reveals how we really live, and it ain’t pretty

Devastating Criticisms of the Health "Reform" Bill:

I can't believe how little we expect of our students

Anti-choice wackjob Susan B Anthony's List making inroads to liberal states, we must fight BACK

"If that means you have to deny him pain medication because he's badly burned, do that"

Bob Herbert: A Less Than Honest Policy (middle-class tax time bomb in HCR bill)

Australian astronomer finds crater from ancient stories, Google maps

Are animals entitled to basic legal rights?

How progressive are you? What is your score on the American Progress Quiz?

I lost a very dear friend...

Privatizing Benefits, Socializing Risks: The Roots of our Economic Crisis

Yet another bonanza payout at ***AIG***: Outgoing AIG counsel to get millions in severance pay

"The #1 Film Of The Decade"

Anyone discover Thrift Shopping recently?

Foster Brooks roasts Johnny Carson vs. Foster Brooks roasts Lucille Ball

Joan Crawford in Torch Song vs. Bette Davis in Beyond the Forest

Raman Noodles vs. Rahm Emanuel

DU needs a Pfew! forum

I like the way the line runs up the back of the stockings

Usually GD depresses me...but tonight, it actually puts a smile on my face!

Editor and Publisher's Top Ten Overlooked Books of 2009

gonna be a strange winter

When the Revolution comes, which Emoticon should we shoot first?

Worst movies of 2009

Any mods around tonight?

Jib Jab looks back at 2009

Super Milk Chan Question

If I'm on my period, and they do a full body scan at the airport...

What an incredible way to lose a fantasy football championship...(MNF spoilers)

Lawyer repellent!

who said: "Life is not like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos...

The drummer in Avenged Sevenfold died.

My keyboard has some kind of mold....

I want to thank the dozens of you who PM'ed me earlier expressing concern...

I'm really depressed today :-(

I heard a good idea on the radio today

If I was George Bailey...

Sorry Banker's Life & Casualty, I'm not interested in your sales pitch

Favorite SNL skits over the years...

My dog Orchid is sound asleep - and snoring very loudly.

Maryanne Amacher obit- fascinating sound composer

No matter what you think of the New York Times...

THIS is what SNL thinks is funny?

I got a blue snuggie for christmas and a another gift care to Olive Garden.

Do you think Mike Brady was a high powered architect?

OK. There are only three days left to name the decade

The underwear bomber? Or is it firecracker bomber? Give me a break already...

I am so tired

I just want to apologize to everyone on DU, in case I die tomorrow

Jeff Bridges: so completely underrated

PHOTO: McDonald's Japan features "The Mega Tamago" (3 patties, fried egg, bacon)

A Story about Adoption that almost restores my faith in humanity.

Can you imagine if this guy existed in real life? You'd punch him in the questions asked.

John Coltrane vs Charlie Parker

How George Bush escaped involvment in a war crime

Fletch is a cult classic?

YouTube - Taj Mahal, "Bright Lights Big City," Montreux 1999, w/ legendary Johnnie Johnson on piano

Where The Wild Things Are vs Wild Things 2

YouTube - Joe Bonamassa, a very tasty 9-minute "Reconsider Baby," live in Akron OH,10-23-2004

Real heroes!

YouTube - Joe Bonamassa with Walter Trout, "Rock Me Baby," Winter Park "Blues From The Top" Festival

TV ads we love to hate

YouTube - Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Steve Lukather, "Super Boogie," Live 1980s, Karuizawa, Japan

Facebook question

Red River vs. Red Dawn

More Cowbell! vs The Continental


If I was Beetle Bailey...

Redd Foxx vs. Red Five.

Some post-holiday fractal art (dialup warning)

NCAA, TV talk about bigger men’s tourney

Little Sister vs. Little Sister

Going Under

Fear and Loathing: The Board Game!!!!!

I just met Dr Oz

Is this 200,000 rupees?

Alice Coltrane vs Dorothy Ashby

Barbara Lewis - The Windmills of your Mind

I just got turned on to this guitar player, Wow,

Them Crooked Vultures - Elephant (Live).............

FBI Memo Shows They Considered "Its a Wonderful Life" to be Communist Propaganda

How is it like living in France?

Our House vs Our House

Stupid Milk Question

Sherlock Holmes (trying to avoid spoilers)

Marvin Gaye vs. Michael Bolton

I haven't been to see a movie in a year. Should I see AVATAR?

Yikes! Bronchitis and sinus infection.

RIP, Tangerine (my sister's cat)


Can You Remember Your Boss from Hell? Describe Him/Her.

YouTube - Linda Ronstadt, Atlanta 1977, "Heatwave"

YouTube - Linda Ronstadt, Atlanta 1977, "Poor Poor Pitiful Me"

I had a flashback

Who the hell is "Auld Lang Syne?"

Who the hell is "Auld Lang Syne?"

Where does the expression "screwed the pooch" come from?


thank you for whomever bought me a star!!!!!

The perfect .gif image

Apparently Americo Vespucci has regained his sanity....

So I go to Gainesville, and Urban Meyer decides to retire and then unretire in consecutive days.

Just One Dog - A Christmas Miracle?

For Christmas I got the remixed Beatles collection...

Does anyone know what Marcellus Wallace looks like?

Living in a motor home?

What would it be like if men had periods??

SHIT! My cat has maybe two months to live...

I'll get paid for killing, and this town is full of people who deserve to die.

Same Sex Marriage vs Same Marriage Sex

The new Chick Tract is up. Don't bother.

RIP to Tangerine LaBamba.


Have you ever been to the ER with a migraine?

Walked out of "Avatar"

OK, I have decided to have the feral I mentioned last week euthanized

Are we cursed?

KY Intense

How many screen names have you used at DU?

Steven Seagal. WTF is up with that fucker???

YouTube - Linda Ronstadt, Atlanta 1977, "Tumblin' Dice / You're No Good"

Unexpected experience yesterday afternoon.

What's Your Least Favorite Burger Topping/Condiment?

My baby made everyone on the flight happy.

Can you hear the kiddie ringtone?

2010: Will you call it 'Twenty ten' or 'Two thousand and ten"?

What is this other site that "cannot be named"

Winter wonderland---pic heavy

What's your favorite "bad" movie?

Illinois Republican Bases Campaign on Opponent’s Sexuality Rumors

DOD Announces Casualties 27 & 28-Dec-09

Who's running the TSA? No one, thanks to Sen. Jim DeMint

From Congress.Org..."Five notable bills from '09"

Someone posted earlier that we need to have a Primary challenger for Obama

Emergency rooms should send their bills to Sean Hannity

DeMint holds up nomination for TSA chief - to prevent workers from unionizing (WaPo)

WH posts statements from groups endorsing health care reform

As the World Turns

The clues were there for the Fort Hood shooter and the Crotch bomber.

"Informal Work Begins on House, Senate Health Reform Compromise"

Killing the Health Care Bill, even as Weak as It is, is Falling for a SUCKER BET!

Obama's strategy to stabilize the economy and press health reform was brilliant

The Senate bill includes a tax on brand-name drug companies and health insurers

Dictatorships, whether single or by committee are a no go for a Democrat

Two al Qaeda Leaders Behind Terror Plot Were Released By Boosh Administration in 2007

Krugman: Part D, revisited

"Majority Of Tea Party Group's Spending Went To GOP Firm That Created It"

AFL-CIO: Senate health care bill still inadequate

"McCain guru linked to subprime crisis" - Repeal Glass-Steagall, But Don't Trust McCain!

CA-19: Radanovich Retires

"Ten Things to Watch in the Health-Care Reform Conference"

GOP candidate criticizes Hoekstra for citing attempted terrorist attack in fundraising letter

Five notable bills from '09

President Obama Did Use The Word 'Terrorism' At West Point, Despite What You May Have Heard

Health Care Industry Coordinating Effort To Opt States Out Of Health Care Reform

Hate, and ideology, or racism.

We're gonna be fighting over HCR for the next 10 years

I was told by a friend of mine that their insurance provides for $10,000 a year out of pocket.

Why the most vehement critics of the bill will never be taken seriously

Rosa DeLauro, Key Pro-Choice Dem, Makes Case For Senate Abortion Language

Senate Republicans oppose federal judicial nominee Edward Chen

Bush Waited Six Days To Discuss Shoe Bomber With No GOP Complaints

Maybe They Forgot About Richard Reid

“Barack in the light of America, just about to say “thank you.”

An apology to the "Cheerleaders"

Hey, Heads Up for the Kennedy Center Honors 12/29/09 9pm~CBS

Krugman: Republicans misreading the polling on repealing HCR

DNC Calls GOP Rep. Hoekstra 'Shameful' For Raising Funds Off Botched Attack

GOP Cravenness: Rep. Hoekstra tries to make money off plot to blow up Americans

"Its as though an adult is leading this country finally... and it feels good"

Jerry Springer Anyone? Sarah Palin's daughter seeks full custody of baby

Let me get this right: Did Bush release those former Gitmo prisoners?

"Alienating Blacks with Progressive Kneejerking"

"Alienating Blacks with Progressive Kneejerking"

WH: "the problems (Americans) face aren’t just talking points, sound bites, or political arguments."

Netanyahu, A Proud Member of the "Party of No"?

New report refutes claims that health care excise tax would not hurt middle class

Beltway Dems: If We Let GOP Criticism On Terror Go Unanswered We Win

President Obama has issued a new executive order on Classified National Security Information

"Kerry Has Reportedly Filed Formal Request to Visit Iran"

Progressives and liberals are as much in the mainstream as anyone

Employers see uptick in hiring in 2010

Who will be watching the 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors tonight?

Let me get this straight... Bush releases unrepentant terrorists who then attack a US flight and

‘Stay Union-Free’ Pushed by Target, Michaels as Obama Law Looms

Herbert: Tax on "Cadillac plans" being sold "as something that will affect only the rich"

Let's Face It, There Are A SIGNIFICANT Amount Of People Who Are UPSET That The Terror Attack Failed

GOP Condemns Senate Ad Calling Frontrunner Gay

Why are the wingnuts going crazy over Obama's waiting 72 hours? Would it have

Senators Lieberman, McCain And Graham Ask Obama To Halt Transfer Of Yemeni Gitmo Detainees

ABC News: Did Obama Respond Too Late to Terror Plot? Critics Assail President

ABC News: Did Obama Respond Too Late to Terror Plot? Critics Assail President

Marriage Warrior Karl Rove Gets a Divorce

Republicans blocked Obama TSA nominee on ideological grounds... just like in 1996...

POTUS on Xmas Terror Incident, “system failure has occurred.”

4 months.. Repub. DeMint has held up the TSA head.. we are lucky that we did not have another 9/11

On Napolitano's "the system worked" comment

Senator Sanders: "This is the strongest health care reform passed in this country since Medicare"

Why do Obama's critics think they own the rights to the label "progressive"

William Greider -- "Squandered Opportunity"

Poll: Obama still very popular among African-Americans, but 'thrill is gone'

Obama Administration Looking Out for Labor in 2010

Anyone else kinda surprised that we haven't heard from Cheney?

Could anyone beat Obama in a primary challenge?

We Won Round One on Health Care

Where the f**** are all the Democrats?

Huffington Post: Dead To Me

Ezra Klein: Attacking the excise tax -- and cost control

Ezra Klein: Attacking the excise tax -- and cost control

'He Just Does What He Thinks Is Right' article on Obama

Obama's Smart Sex Education Funding

Barack Obama's job approval rating to be 50.0% or more at midday ET 31 Dec 2009:

Awful HCR law won't be made better in future. There will be no "first step".

Will Obama have a realistic Democratic primary challenger?

The healthcare reform is exactly what one would have expected

Obama tanking even further in latest Gallup poll-I'm sure the media will be all over this

Chavez says Obama "illusion" over

The Republicans' Disdain for the American People Should Be the Story of 2009

Homeless man charged with stealing, crashing plane

Yemen terror camps attract 'stream of Britons'

Majority Of Tea Party Group's Spending Went To GOP Firm That Created It

N. Korea: American Detained For Crossing Border

Argentine gay couple becomes first in region to marry

Yemen vows not to become new Qaeda battleground

Obama Says ‘We Will Not Rest’ Until Plotters Found (Update3)

Putin hopes Ukraine will meet its oil transit obligations

Gay marriage in Argentina is 1st in Latin America

Afghan civilian casualties up 10%: UN

Officials: Gunmen kill 5 Sunni guards in Iraq

Bristol Palin Seeks Full Custody of Son Tripp

Ron Sparks says he'll stay in Alabama governor's race after all

Complaint filed against Fiesta Bowl

Former Sen. Chafee to run for governor of R.I.

Web posts suggest lonely, depressed terror suspect

GSM (Cell Phone) Encryption Cracked

Israel arrests nuclear whistle-blower

Radanovich retiring

Karl Rove granted divorce in Texas

Oil Near $79 a Barrel; Pump Prices Ticking Up

US house prices up for fifth month

Afghan soldier kills U.S. servicemember-Afghan official

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Tuesday December 28

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Tuesday December 28

NBC criticized for 'chequebook journalism'

GM plans to rush Pontiac, Saturn sales: report

Iran accuses Britain of meddling

Putin urges US to share missile defense data

White House decries Israel's plan to build homes in East Jerusalem

Report: Ex-Barona Worker Who Fired Shots Still In Building

Italian tax amnesty raises 95bn euros

Outback Steakhouse To Pay $19 Million In Sexual Bias Suit

Nevada reins in horse herds, but critics decry methods

‘No idea why’ bomb suspect quit Dubai college

(UK) Companies try to avoid 50% top tax rate by altering pay policies

US rejects Russian missile shield concerns

Iran rally leaders 'enemies of God'

Taser ruling sets standards for police, claims

Dear Hamsher and Huffington, some points for you to ponder:

Repeal of Nebraska Tuition Bill Draws Support

Health Lobby Takes Fight to the States

Briton Akmal Shaikh Executed In China

Yemen says may harbor up to 300 Qaeda suspects

Hacker pleads guilty in huge credit card theft case

Egypt blocks US activists' march

Employers See Uptick In Hiring In 2010

Detroit airline suspect managed to visit U.S. in 2004, 2008 despite security agencies' concerns

Photographs unearthed of first Ellis Island immigrant: report

President Obama: 'A Systemic Failure Has Occurred'

Climate change will cover with water a natural preserve in Cuba in 20 years

Who's running the TSA? No one, thanks to Sen. Jim DeMint

EXCLUSIVE: Photos of the Northwest Airlines Bomb

Scientists discovery antibody that kills prostate cancer

McCollum to look into proposed insurance requirement

McCollum to look into proposed insurance requirement

Tom Ridge: Terror suspect doesn't deserve 'full range' of rights

Company Recalls Tylenol for Arthritis (Moldy, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea)

The Senate bill is mostly funded by the tax on health plans. $149 Billion vs. $54B from rich people.

Poll: Ben Nelson in political trouble

No carry-on bags for flights to U.S. (from Canada)

Coming Soon: The annual Lounge singers fund raiser!

Peyton Manning Pulled Midway Through Mastercard Commercial

HartMax, Maker of Obama's Inauguration Suit Files for Bankruptcy...Unions Fight!

2009: recession and class struggle

Year in Review: Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald on the Media’s Wars

Growing Local Takes Off, As Giant Agribiz Becomes More Dominant

Announcing the 2009 P.U.-Litzer Prizes

The Nation: Misterioso (Thelonious Monk)

The 21st Century's First Authentic Revolution

Truffle Breakfast, $67,000 Bordeaux Entice at Arnault Hotel

Muslim Youth Radicalization or Politically Correct Islamophobia?

Trying to Sway America’s Cuba Policy With Song

Larry David and Leon Deconstruct the 'Underwear Bomber'

How not to solve a financial crisis

Specter: Republicans Plotted Early To Stop Bipartisanship, Beat Obama In 2012

Homeland Security Institutes Controversial 'Nigerian Watch List'

Suvivalism Lite: meet the preppers

Iran: Protest That Refuses to Die

Climate change will cover with water a natural preserve in Cuba in 20 years

Bob Herbert: A Less Than Honest Policy

Lieberman pays no price for political treachery

Health Insurance Monopolies Are Illegal. There Is No Insurance Antitrust Exemption

Wall Street Scroogism Wrecking America

(Instead of less) More herbicide use reported on genetically modified crops

Portrait of Dennis Hastert By Sibel Edmonds

Yes, Yemen Has Oil

Just How Racist Is the Tea Party Movement?

Little Green Men

Just how "broad" is the appeal of the Tea Party Movement and its *message*

Analysis: Many Question 'System Worked' Comment (Janet Napolitano)

Blue Cross Can't Wait - The Bloodsucking Begins

Ray McGovern: Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA?

Former CIA Agent Bob Baer: Lieberman's Ideas, "Frankly Impossible. It Would Take Millions Of Troops"

Iran 27 Dec 09 Tehran Ashura Protest

"Come Little Rabbit" - Peace Song By Akmal Shaikh, Brit With Bipolar Executed In China

The Liberal dilemma

Lieberman: If We Don't Act Preemptively Yemen Will Be Tomorrow's War

Sarah Palin Talks About Her Lie Of The Year Award

TYT: Democrat Switches Parties: Why Are Republicans Unhappy?

Rachel Maddow: America's War With Yemen

Tehran Looks Like A War Zone After A Weekend Of Protest

Richard Clarke: "The Obama Administration Is Ahead Of The Curve On Yemen"

Senate Agendas in 2010

Rape in the ranks: Female US soldiers raped by comrades fight war on two fronts

Specter: Republicans Plotted Early to Stop Bipartisanship, Beat Obama In 2012

Joe Lieberman Says No (LOL)

AUDIO| President Obama: Airline Attack Result of 'Systemic Failure' - 12/29/09

Ed Schultz - Psycho Talk: Mary Matalin Claims Bush 'Inherited' 9/11 Attacks

Keith Olbermann: Countdown Favorites 2009 (Full Show)

75 years ago, Gen. Smedley Butler exposed an attempted fascist takeover of the U.S.

Mike Gallagher On Faux & Friends: Put Anyone Who Is A "Known Muslim" In A Separate Line!

Stop the bullets. Kill the gun

The Year 2009

Passengers on Detroit Flight Witness Accomplice and Passenger Video

Peak Oil Review

Drumbeat: December 29, 2009

USGS - Mid-Pliocene Arctic & Nordic Sea Warming Provides Useful Benchmarks For Conditions To 2100 AD

Egypt Busy Planting Resistant Wheat Strains As Stem Rust Approaches From North - Reuters

Munich Re Sees Climate-Related Losses Mounting

Mini E range plummets as winter hits the northeast

Meet The Preppers - AKA Survivalism Lite - Newsweek

Areva,FNEG Plan 1 Or 2 EPR Nuclear Units In California

Copenhagen & Economic Growth - You Can't Have Both

The Footprints of Consumption

New American Every 14 Seconds Pushes Population to 308 Million

NASA./JPL Study - Tahoe, Other Big Sierra Lakes Warming Faster Than Surrounding Atmosphere

Financial sector mounts lobbying campaign to fight new regulation plan

I Already Posted this In GD and The Education Forum, But Believe Me, It Fits:

College Football TV Revenue by Conference....... What else can you say???

Sports broadcaster Dave Diles dead - Hosted ABC Wide World of Sports and College Football Scoreboard

Complaint filed against Fiesta Bowl

Saints (D) End Bobby McCray arrested for DUI at 4:30 this morning

Help me out. It looks like The Cowpies and the Iggles could play again in the Wild Card weekend.

The most complicated scenario. How the Broncos could get in:

San Francisco Giants sign Mark DeRosa

San Francisco Giants sign Mark DeRosa

Miami/Wisconsin Game should be a good one tonight....

Pro bowl selctions out tonight at 7 east

EagleBank Bowl??

So who's gonna play left field for America's PED Team next year?

Colombia detains Ven. soldier in Colombian territory (Spanish)

Hugo Chavez's Domestic Crisis: A Plague of Kidnappings

5 killed in Caracas massacre celebrating Day of the Innocents festival

OFFICIAL end of year LatAm forum "Some people say ..." thread.

Gaza report finds major powers complicit

Israeli Military Constructs New Roadblock In West Bank Village, Crippling Farmers’ Economy

Top Ten Middle East Crises, 2009

Which team will allow Bret Favor to ruin their playoff chances in 2010?

Egypt blocks US activists' march

Gays, lesbians should be able to serve openly in the military

Would-be robber shot in home invasion on Hilltop

Shot Robber Has Extensive Criminal History

Bumping into someone in a bar

Pizza Hut employee shoots would-be robber

Ahhh, Georgia... you can't fix stupid. "Georgia Considers Vast Gun Law Changes"

Would Be Robber Shoots Self In Foot With Sawed-Off Shotgun.

Snow removal accident kills one

Cold evening, with fog settling in

Another Creepy Snowman

can I ax you sumthin?

2009: A Look Back...

External flash for my Canon G10

Day late & a dollar short, as usual. Occurred to me that I never posted any night shots

Sheep farmers still stuck under a Chernobyl cloud

Panasonic Develops Direct Methanol Fuel Cell System with High Power Output and Durability

Carpe Diem? Maybe Tomorrow

Gay marriage rallies to open Iowa session

Argentine gay couple becomes first in region to marry (BBC)

This article about adoption almost restores my faith in humanity.

Top 10 Stories of 2009 in Gay Couples Law

Halfway to Pluto

Malawi police arrest couple after gay wedding

These are a few of my favorite shots...

Body of sea urchin acts as one big eye

Neuroscientists Store Information in Isolated Brain Tissue

JPMorgan’s Dimon Called Darling to Reject Bonus Tax

“What’s in Store for 2010"

The World's Biggest Bond Fund Is Moving Aggressively Into Corporate Holdings

Financial sector mounts lobbying campaign to fight new regulation plan

"Experts say risk-averse investors are effectively financing a second bailout of banks.."

A Longer, Deeper Recession Looms

For Those Who Have Passed ~ And Those Who Grieve...

I saw Avatar, and went with low expectations. (No spoilers but discuss basic storyline)

Biopsy Results......

Are you paying attention to your 12 Days Of Christmas Dreams? 2009 ed.

North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due to Core Flux

Are there any dentists and/or oral surgeons that would be willing to answer a quick question?

My plan...

Researchers Find New Patterns In H1N1 Deaths

Disinfectants Cause Some Bacteria to Adapt, Thrive

A Patient Dies, and Then the Anguish of Litigation

Child Abuse Leaves Its Mark on Victim’s DNA

What Happened to the Hominids Who Were Smarter Than Us?

New grading system for county teachers [Baltimore County]

Is it a good idea for an academic department to hire and regulate the conduct of professors?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan's legacy as Chicago schools chief questioned

Should I Join the NRA?

Vatican tries to calm anger over Pope Pius XII

Cambridge woman says ex used Snickers wrappers to put curse on her

End Times pastor brings an end to his sons life on Christmas day

a resolution condemning people for saying 'Happy Holidays' rather than 'Merry Christmas'

From a Theist to an Atheist.

Got some boudin and need a good recipe

Sad post re our dear friend Ms LaBamba

Anyone know how to make a sweet & salty calimari?

In case anyone missed this ---- a great loss.

quinoa and hazelnut-stuffed acron squash...drool