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Archives: December 9, 2009

Cindy Gallop's short 4 minute Ted speech (NSFW)

SF Bay Bridge: Unparalleled bridge, unprecedented cost (McSweeney's)

Senate Judiciary Committee schedules next “Executive Business Meeting” for December 10, 2009

Meanwhile, tumbleweeds are blowing through the polling stations across MA

I just wonder how long before...

I just wonder how long before...

Don't miss Barbara Boxer on those little blue pills on KO tonight

Ben Nelson looks like the father on the Wonder Years

The Deford test- a society is judged by how they treat their beaches and their animals

IRS goes after mother who makes $10 an hour

Bernie Sanders speaking in the Senate now (on C-Span). nt

After hearing about yet more Iraq bomb blasts, are we just playing no-win whack a mole?

Sadness (a picture)

Olbermann: Free Health Care Clinic Effort Has By Now Raised...

Howard Zinn Documentary Debuts 12/13: "The People Speak"

Howard Zinn Documentary Debuts 12/13: "The People Speak"

Americans United Praises Senate Vote Against Nelson-Hatch Amendment

Good link for following MA Senate primary returns

UPDATE: The Health Bill May Not Even Go To Conference! (from slinkerwink at KOS)

So is the death of the watered down public option good

A Charlie Brown Christmas is on right now on ABC

Suggestion for Harry Reid

"Afghanistan's Army"

Progressives will continue to lose as long as we're negotiating with obstructionists

My disappointing annual Toys for Tots shopping trip today.

How does "Americans United" feel about the Senate vote against the Nelson-Hatch Amendment?

I don't think the health care reform bill is going to pass.

2000-2009: Warmest Decade on Record: BBC

Remembering Pearl Harbor - a short rant I gave on Obama's facebook page

100 Year Old Sex Offender To Be Released...

De Niro, Springsteen, Obama (pic)

Bernie Sanders and Ed Rendell w/be on Rachel in a few minutes, giving their

"Saddam could unleash WMD attack in 45 minutes!" source? A friggen **TAXI** driver.

"Openness" meeting closed to the public

California To Halt Mammogram Program - Every Woman Counts Program To Be Suspended Jan. 1

I'm calling DUers for Biden to recommend reading this NYTimes article.

Orrin Hatch writes Hanukkah song?

I miss you, Senator Kennedy...

Chevrolet: Problems with stalling, break failures and ignitions cutting out.

I think we should all give the Medicare buy in serious consideration

Santa Wants Health Care for All - pictures from our MoveOn vigil tonight in KC

I forgot to mention:

Thousands turn out for Lakewood Police Officers' Memorial

Sir! Yes Sir! Commander Massa, you tell 'em.

"SIGN THIS PETITION" Jesus H. Christ, give me a break!

My plan for the so-called finalized version of the HCR - if I'm paying too much premium

If Harry Reid says that the Public Option is alive, then

Is it just me or is Eugene Robinson REALLY uncomfortable talking about abortion and women's rights?

Geminid Meteor Shower to Peak This Weekend.

Geminid Meteor Shower to Peak This Weekend.

Geminid Meteor Shower to Peak This Weekend.

Is Iraq a success?

Is it just my bad luck to always tune into CSPAN-2 & be subjected to Jeff Sessions?

Possible details on new health care deal

Is this a cool world or what? FREE HOOKERS at the Climate Change Summit

TPMDC: Democrats Agree Tentatively Trade Opt-Out For Trigger, Medicare Buy In

Healthcare (what one of our Nashville money guys actually said)

What does Mattel have to do with the Tiger Woods kerfluffle???

NASCAR to get it's first female race car driver in the Nationwide series...

NASCAR to get it's first female race car driver in the Nationwide series...

This should be good: Huckabee guest on tonite's Daily Show

San Franciscans Prohibited From Building Wood Fires Wednesday

Reid "It is a consensus that includes a public option"

People have been talking about kicking the DLC out of the party for six years.

Need help with some misleading statistics

Waiting to see how the Republicans spin this as a win for them

Danish climate text triggers outrage of emerging nations

New online gay-themed soap:Venice the series

Japan says China cuts must be binding

Seems like this Cohen guy on Rachel is using hug therapy with guys to satify his repressed

Climate change talks to end in roadmap - Kremlin aide

Lieberman unlikely to be punished, Senate sources say

Let ExcuseFest09 begin

Don't panic - welcome to the Crazy Season

Why I Prefer French Health Care (From, of all places)

Breaking: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announces senate compromise to include public option

"A FACE IN THE CROWD" coming on now on TCM

Best Ass Kicking ever

Are Dems still caving to the Minority's every wish?

For my Sister-In-Law

Flashback: Harry Reid in September: Trigger "a pretty doggone good idea"

Has the Senate just abandoned the middle-class and "universal healthcare?"

Some climate change deniers base their claims on a book that was a hoax....

Huckabee supporter behind homophobic attacks on candidate in Texas

10 best brands to buy this season

US airport security screening processes posted online

The consequences of Global Warming from A to Z

Breaking on Rachel - Reuters reports that Reid says public option is not dead

First they came for the the Pap Smear?

Killer Duck on the loose!

Japanese minister says talks on US base suspended

Toon: Doonesbury strikes again!

Jewelry is Stupid

CBS - "Boehner Plays a Round with Tiger and Tony Romo"

Public Option Grand Compromise Becomes A Grand Big Nothing

C-Span NOW. Joint economic committee, Regulating Financial Markets.

It's the coldest night of the year and tomorrow Sarah Palin comes to town.

CNN Reporting: Public Option "Replaced" by Non-Profit Private Insurance

How many people work in the health insurance industry?

The Corporate Shill -- The Buying and Selling of Jared Diamond

Naomi Klein kick-starts the activism at Copenhagen with call for disobedience

General: Bin Laden capture key to U.S. efforts

Lieberman is probably going to demand a complete rewrite of the bill

Congressional Candidate Robert Dobbs Responds to Afghanistan President Karzai’s 15 to 20 Years

Logic part 1: How to argue better and recognize fallacious arguments

The Iraq War

Medicare at 55 would probably save my ass...BUT...

How to fight terminal perkiness

Alongside of an audit or before an audit of the Federal Reserve takes place..

Former Guantanamo Prosecutor Loses Job for Criticizing Military Commissions

Climategate (on global warming, or not)...

"The climate denial industry is out to dupe the public. And it's working"

Why did President Obama choose this particular path in Afghanistan?

Tie $ to Bin Laden

hey... can someone post the weather forecast for NYC and vicinity?

I'm Pro Choice for Repubicans

News snackers

So what has happened to the National High Risk Pool that was supposed to be available Jan 1

The Problem With Hope, Is That You Are Allowed To Believe, And To Dream...

Pointing out GOP/CON flaws is easy

Where were you when you heard John Lennon was killed.

Where is a hard-assed Parliamentarian when you need one?

I hope all the DUers are safe and warm tonight (especially the Mid West)

Here's why the "Medicare buy-in compromise" isn't what it's touted to be...

IF the ability of opting into Medicare replaces the new public option that would be great!

IF the ability of opting into Medicare replaces the new public option that would be great!

Is anyone else watching Cspan right now?

Surprise! Another GOP sex offender! We got mug shots!!

McChrystal: ‘I don’t view July 2011 as a deadline’

Gay group to cosponsor 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference

Watchdog Says TARP Helped End Economic Panic

Sudden thought: The economy is like "Bldg. 7" -- it was pulled down on purpose

I don't hate anyone.

WTF do Petraeus and McCrystal think we are?

Six arrested over murder of former Chilean president

The US Congress doesn't bat an eye...

House Republicans Huddle With 100+ Lobbyists to Kill Financial Reform Bill

Misogyny: "You can't be a little bit pregnant, or a little bit of a whore"

Isn't Blue Cross a non profit? They are a RIP OFF. Why will these new "non profits"

Isn't Blue Cross a non profit? They are a RIP OFF. Why will these new "non profits"

Hey, Lieberman, Lincoln, the Nelsons. Landrieu and Baucus:

Mars Orbiter taken out of 'safe mode'

Holiday Health Insurance Reform Carol!

ACLU Loses $20 Million Donor


Just got a letter from Bank of America

Stop Following the Advice of Strangers...NOW!

So how freakin' lame and dangerous does the fundie right have to get before the main stream media

Straight NY Woman Auctions Her Right To Marry On eBay - Proceeds donated to LGBT scholarship fund.

John Gibson’s New Book: The Media Brainwashed America into Hating George W. Bush

Group uses Lieberman's political party to assail him on health care

Asian students vow to continue school boycott

That jackass "Obama blocked Charlie Brown" mayor: now out of a job?

I don't like Bacchus but he is making a good point in the Senate this morning

i had a dream last night that howard dean had a radio show.

Miles for Nothing: How the Government Helped Frequent Fliers Make a Mint

Suppose we had gotten single-payer. Who was going to pay for it?

Gate-crashers to take the Fifth if subpoenaed --who the fuck do these people think they are?

Federal employees earn 2% pay raise

Hey, Hotmail, is something wrong with your "Smut" filter?

Tonight we'll go to -17.

What the OPR Torture Report Will Not Say

NBCNooz' Jim Miklaszewski sez the Pentagon is planning a minimum of 5 years in Afghanistan

Winter Storm Dumps On Wisconsin

College Degrees More Expensive, Worth Less in Job Market

Britain's Taking Back Bonus Cash From Bankers - Why No Recs Yet?

Rachel Maddow is wicked smart.

A simple proposal to repair the Senate.

Andy Schlafly is an idiot and Steven Colbert is handing this half witted

Going Rogue--condensed--Dkos

Where do you put yourself on the spectrum from archconservative to radical?

Department of the Army cites "competitive position in gaming industry" in denying FOIA request....

Department of the Army cites "competitive position in gaming industry" in denying FOIA request....

Ga. has a nuke event

Church Cross To Hide Cell Tower

Magic words - 'public option'

Where America's gay couples live.

Confronted with clear falsehood, Fox News scraps its "zero tolerance" policy

Professional Womb Airlifted to Hospital

Why do you think Eisenhower waited for his Farewell Address to the Nation to warn us about the MIC?

Gates Dissembles on Afghan History

Ouch ouch ouch...Keith got nasty!

Attention Disgruntled Obama-Voters!

Company loses security contract for Kabul embassy

Eye witness in Kandahar Afghanistan: Domination is Futile - A Sad and Simple Report

Unrec trolls strike again

Captain Tuttle- "Obama's Afghanistan stategy a terrible mistake"

Wednesday TOON roundup, part 1- The Climate Change, it is a-comin'

Thank god Jon Stewart decided to attack climate researchers again

Wednesday TOON Roundup Part 3- The Rest

Wednesday TOON Roundup Part 3- The Rest

Wednesday TOON Roundup Part 2: War Train

Federal employees earn 2% pay raise

"Are the `Progressives’ a front group for restrictive immigration?"-Sun Sentinel article

Is it me or is the Medicare idea another under-the-bus issue for women?

Congress: CUT ALL WAR funding until strong healthcare reform passes. Remember the word Solidarity?

Reno line forms 24 hours before Sarah Palin book signing

Selfishness on a small scale...... still troubling

I'm not as much upset about Tiger Woods cheating as I am about his car being totalled.

Clarence Thomas takes "swipe" at Sonia Sotomayor in her first Supreme Court opinion.

Ohio House approves required autism coverage

Here's hoping that healthcare "reform" legislation fails.

Healthcare moment in time poll

Oh, Jon Stewart. Maybe a cabinet post for you, someday.

STERLING, Conn. - A holy cow in Connecticut, perhaps? Or maybe a divine bovine?

Bruce Springsteen refused Chris Christie's request that he paly at his innaugeration

Well, my dental insurance, at work, is no longer "free"

Well, my dental insurance, at work, is no longer "free"

How do you feel about the possibility of expanding Medicaid coverage?

How health care reform should have been handled.

Damn congressional staffers leak like a sieve

Buzz Grows for Thune Presidential Bid

Weiner E-Mail: Medicare Buy-In Is Path to Single Payer

Dems agree to drop gov't-run insurance option

War Hero Can Keep His Flagpole

Nonprofit Groups Say Report Shows Congress 'Rushed to Judgment' on Acorn

Washington Post under Fire for running Palin Op-ed:Calls for media boycott

Did Republicans need 60 votes when they deep sixed this country

Help. Looking for the video posted here on the TRANS AFGHANISTAN pipeline

This is cool -- Andrea Mitchell has Rachel on as a guest to give her take on

This is cool -- Andrea Mitchell has Rachel on as a guest to give her take on

Error: You've already recommended that thread

Ya Know, if a Person is Really Going to Quit Supporting Democrats and the Democratic Party,

California Shelters Crowded With Chihuahuas

A friend's response to Citibank survey

NATO Sees Pick-up in Afghan Combat, Warns on (Increase in Civilian) Deaths

Petraeus: 'No quick success in Afghanistan' (Withhold Judgment Until December '10)

The Rude Pundit: Limbaugh Doctored Jesse Jackson Quote to Make It Look Like Jackson Opposes Obama

Apparently, elections DO NOT MATTER-F*** the Dems-Bush gets away with it & they're letting GOP win

If they're going to kill off the public option and put in a trigger

Fast Food Safer than School Lunches

Pentagon chief warned over Afghan army problems

What is with MSNBC flogging this Obesity Map/Unemployment Map today?

Target Lincoln: Potential Challenger Takes Steps Towards Primary Against Arkansas Senator

pat buchanan...a total climate denier

pat buchanan...a total climate denier

Make a difference for a kid this holiday season.

Behind my continued sense of anonymity, and deep feelings of kinship,

Your ass is killing me

The Money Party

"The War in Pashtunistan"

Credit card firms prepared for new law

It's OVER: Dems agree to drop gov't-run insurance option

Rush Limbaugh Weighs In on VR's 'Stop the Chamber' Campaign

Democrat compromise means victory for the insurance industry

Obama On Senate Deal: 'I Support' This 'Creative New Framework'

Thousands of Stimulus Reports Missing, Resulting in Potential Undercount of Jobs Created

Tamron Hall: Why can't taxpayer money go to helping taxpayers get jobs?

They have no fucking right to hold the under 55 population hostage to the leeches.

Did Pat Buchanan just claim kin to Nathan Bedford Forrest (father of the KKK)?

Britain Unveils Whopping Tax On Bank Bonuses; U.S. Windfall Tax Proposal Going Nowhere

"Members are expected . . . to support Democratic candidates.. ."

Bruce Springsteen backs gay marriage in NJ

Truck Convoy Protests Emissions Regulations - CA Air Resources Board To Consider Moving Deadline

Scientists create instant nanobatteries

tax money for jobs in private sector? for every $1 employee gets, boss gets $2

Lieberman: I Continue To Oppose Any Kind Of Trigger

Lieberman: I Continue To Oppose Any Kind Of Trigger

Bruce Springsteen backs Jersey's gay-marriage bill

Kill Osama to Defeat Qaeda: McChrystal

The man made Health Care Reform a major issue. He raised it

House Panel Passes College Football Playoff Bill - Our tax dollars at work?

sarah palin trashes copenhagen climate summit via the washington post editorial

Bruce Springsteen gets it! Will Christie get it?

Is a hefty fine possible for the WWII veteran who just returned a book?

White House reviews policy banning Obama from sending condolence letters for military suicide

Can Gays Get Divorced In Texas

The Senatorial Health Care Two Step With Two Left Feet.

breaking news...south carolina lawmakers to let gov. sanford off the hook

Why all the whining about the deficit? Especially from blue dogs

5 Americans Detained in Pakistan Raid

So the pubic option is dead...

Good grief! I'm under a tornado warning.

Gonzo Being Gonzo

Question About Possible Medicare For 55-64... Will These People Who Become

Question About Possible Medicare For 55-64... Will These People Who Become

GREAT Colbert last night: Bernie Sanders!

Teen scientist's cancer research earns $40,000 prize

Is this the Senate Health Care Proposal?

who IS this asswipe on m$nbc ?

Why I oppose the Afghan Surge - Arlen Specter

Pardon me while I check out a rumor that Bill Clinton will appear in the lobby of my office building

Rethug hack Danny Vargas says KSM must have a quick and speedy

UK slaps huge tax on bank bonuses.

Just how “nice” of a guy is Obama?

China cheats on steel - Arlen Specter

After the BS we have seen from Congress these past few months,

Franken Challenges Napolitano on Imprisonment of Asylum Seekers

cheney has new interview....he's trashing attorney general eric holder over ny trials

Yowza! Another Tiger Woods mistress surfaces!

Opening Medicare to age 55+ may also stimulate the job market

Homeowners in U.S. Lost $5.9 Trillion Since 2006 as Defaults Cut Values

Homeowners in U.S. Lost $5.9 Trillion Since 2006 as Defaults Cut Values

Menorah becomes issue in Florida town

Ya know, Barack Obama himself would be banned as a member if some here had their way.

SC voted NOT to impeach Sanford. Je will be censured

Democrat compromise means victory for the insurance industry

Neo Nazi ordered to cover up swastika in court..

Ezra Klein: Republicans for single-payer health care

Bruce Springsteen Rocks Gay Marriage Vote - "for the rights of same-sex couples"

Did the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's office cover for Tiger Woods?

Over twenty thousand people attended the memorial for the four police officers

Another nasty repuke bites the dust

Could the GOP have screwed up in reverse? Will we get Medicare for All?

That crazy party-crashing couple will be subpoenaed by House,

When Television Makes History: "The People Speak" on the History Channel December 13th

When Television Makes History: "The People Speak" on the History Channel December 13th

Bernie Sanders... has been all over the airwaves

New York State Assemblyman George Michaels:-If only some Blue Dogs have as much good conscience.

Good recap on where insurance reform stands from mcjoan at Kos

Hey, for those who wanted ponies, boy did you win big!

Suzuki, VW agree to form world's largest auto alliance

Great Appliance Swap-Out Program a go for New Yorkers

LIEberman: You heard it here first.

SFSU Students Take Over Building in Protest - my step-daughter is one of them

Caption Sen. McConnell

How much does Congress pay, each, for family coverage?

Facebook privacy in transition--but where is it heading?

Obamas' speech on Afghanisan was the first time I heard him lying to us

SF Banana Republic store hires 39 foreigners, says not enough U.S. applicants

Musings on Ari Melber's Speech and the State of TV News

Isn't it funny that for 8 years you couldn't find Cheney anywhere?

Gitmo Detainee Is Returned to Kuwait After 8 Years

Hey Obama, you didn't mention the line - "if we were starting from scratch"....

dick cheney has accused President Obama of ' giving aid and abetting the enemy'

Scientists find way to block fearful memories

The Felonious Five prepares to take another crap on democracy

A seasonal reminder from the hardware folks

delete dup

You Should Know What Your Insurance Premium Actually Buys

What's up with all the "public option is dead" headlines? WGN reported it

Homeowners in U.S. Lost $5.9 Trillion Since 2006 as Defaults Cut Values

House Repubs: Whereas Christmas is a national holiday celebrated on December 25; and ...

Congress involving themselves in the BCS is a WASTE of our money

NJ Gay Marriage Bill- Proof there is a difference between Republicans and Democrats

Logic Part 2: How to argue better and recognize fallacious arguments

Only 55-64 year olds who are high-risk and uninsured and don't need subsidies...

A very dangerous and radical manifesto--Part II--DKos

The more McChrystal talks about the "new" Afghan strategy

Do I have this right about Medicare @55?

Dean: Senate Bill Is 'Real Reform,' A Needed Antidote To GOP Propaganda

Climate talks resume in Copenhagen after two-hour halt

Tweety has Ron Reagan and the cross-eyed

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!!

Turkey Watch

Number two commander on the ground in Afghanistan concedes civilians may have been killed this week

there is no law against calling the President a traitor.

I'm Tired, I'm Numb And I Just Cannot Believe How Many Climate Change Deniers There Are.

Testosterone Does Not Induce Aggression, Study Shows

Ex-GI describes running bootlegging ring in Iraq

FEINGOLD SIGNALS HE WILL VOTE NO: I do not support proposals that would replace the public option

The national "grass roots" almost won with Ned Lamont. Who should this group focus on now?

The national "grass roots" almost won with Ned Lamont. Who should this group focus on now?

Glenn Beck's gold-gate we go

Playgirl may have nude photos of Tiger Woods

STFU Cheney...says Grayson.

Shhhh... Don't tell anyone, but... the Medicare buy-in IS a public option...

Trane plant to close Springhill, LA site after 20 years

Since Dexter has such a well defined "killing code"

Health-care "reform": a clusterfuck you can believe in

General Mills lowers sugar in kid's cereal

The talent lost to AIDS Remembering the black personalities that have died due to the HIV virus

Former Phila. nightclub manager charged in Mumbai massacre

Kucinich's Letter to Pres Obama: Withdraw from Afganistan Now: sign & send:

War Is A Racket By Major General Smedley Butler

This morning on MJ on MSNBC, I heard a brief part of a story about some R congress members headed to

American Exceptionalism: When you hear this phrase, it is important

I'm using Obama's advice to win the war on Christmas...

I'm using Obama's advice to win the war on Christmas...

The free clinic Keith O is supporting is here for the next two days

You just gotta love the president, eh?

Goldman Sachs execs arming themselves for popular uprising?

Be careful driving out there.......

It took Al Gore and Bill Clinton to get NAFTA

Coming soon to a security checkpoint near you - DHS super-duper emotion reader

Can someone explain to me why my niece can't get MediCal?

Do you ever get the feeling we look like this to them?

LOL!! My future husband to Dick Cheney - STFU!!!

Hand washing: weapon of mass ‘germ' destruction

Jon Stewart Calls Out Gretchen Carlson For "Dumbing Herself Down" (VIDEO)

Here is how I understand the Republicans feel about the democrats

'Friends with Benefits' sex does no psych harm - profs

Any one seen "The Road" yet?

How the useless parasite insurance companies witll get around pre-existing conditions

Selling out health care reform

I really wanted to be proved wrong about Health Care reform

I really wanted to be proved wrong about Health Care reform

Gore responds to Palin

Millions to lose Unemployment Benefits if Congress doesn't act now.

Aside from Climate Change or Global Warming, When was Pollution Good for Us?

Aside from Climate Change or Global Warming, When was Pollution Good for Us?

*Confused naked teens click here! By Mark Morford

Map of World Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Today I am a Socialist.

If the Senate thinks that "US Americans" will be happy about paying $865 a MONTH for Medicare @

Ronald Reagan meets with the Taliban

Live blogging from the C.A.R.E. Clinic here in KC. I'm here to volunteer!

Corruption is destroying the soul of US society, warns FBI agent

Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley wins four-way Dem primary to fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat

Medicare Buy-in a great Idea -- But for whom???

How stranger danger changed the way children play

Old Farts, unite!

I don't see any plan to help renters

Too clean kids, heart disease as adults

Obama cancels lunch with Norway's king

Obama FAIL

Obama FAIL

Should the US withold government aid from Uganda if they pass the kill the gays law?

Tea Party saint Ayn Rand would have hated those low-life, low-brow, sanctimonious scumbags

The DNC wants money for enabling corporatist Democrats to destroy hc reform; will you bite?

"The good, they die young"

"The good, they die young"

Fox & Friends Gretchen Carlson Is Not So Dumb After All

Hatch just spilled the partisan beans to Ratigan and I hope this goes viral.

Just realized I haven't heard Randi Rhodes lately (Seattle). Is she MIA? Again? Thanks. nt

Elections Do Matter: An Example --> New stem cell lines approved for tax-paid research

House panel passes college football playoff bill

I have a question regarding Medicare

Homeland Security Embarks on Big Brother Programs to Read Our Minds and Emotions

It's One Thing To Win A Nobel Peace Prize, Another To Earn It

Homeowner Explains 'Hitler' Graffiti

Injured 550-lb man, unable to afford health care, dies waiting for a 'Job miracle'

UFO Over Norway: Residents Baffled By Mysterious Swirling Blue Light In The Sky

Atheists are not allowed to hold office...

Religious foes try to nullify election of atheist in North Carolina

Does anyone else's head explode at the $$$$$ spent for our representatives to do NOTHING

My day volunteering at the C.A.R.E. Clinic in KC today

Cheney can barely breathe

Group sues for Obama White House visitor list

Iceberg a 'once-in-a-lifetime' sighting

Chihuahua glut: Chihuahuas flooding CA shelters. Plane to be charted to fly them to other states.

An odd poll about DUers:

Ed Schultz just said it so much better than I can/have ........

Here's what I'm thinking- TIME FOR A L.A. DU MEET -UP!

Out of proportion? Florida in line for as much as $1 billion of Arne's $4.35 billion?

Umm, didn't Obama promise to veto any legislation that did not include universal coverage?

How low can you go.

A Truly Heartwarming Story, Wausau Woman Gives Ultimate Christmas Gift

How do you deal with telemarketers?


Woman who challenged her foreclosure illegally locked out of her home during blizzard

‘KGB destroyed Hitler’s remains fearing birth of a Nazi shrine’

The Demoralized Democratic Base

Cheney for President?

US Air Force confirms 'Beast of Kandahar' drone

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

What's the most patriotic car?

Language teachers caught by janitor having naked romp in HS classroom

Well folks...

Shhhh, let me tell you a little secret

Just how bad was it when President Obama took office ?

Dear Barack, Spare Me Your E-Mails - By Robert Scheer

Dear Barack, Spare Me Your E-Mails - By Robert Scheer

Gen trumad: Bin Laden is dead---D----E----A---D---Dead!

Who's Funding and Pushing Climate Change Denial:

Whatever happened to DUer ColbertWatcher?

Get ready for the Geminid's meteor shower, the years best!

Now I know why they let him win.

What is the US citizens association?

+ 73% Back Pain

If you were to ask a Tea Party member ONE THING

Rachel Maddow: "I'm Reading It From Your Book, Dude"

"No matter who wins or loses"

YOU STAY CLASSY, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.

I doubt that I would be on "The Ed Show" after collapsing in my bathroom.

a blast from the past

From the caveman to lady gaga

drunken dinner

Yay! A Charlie Brown Christmas is on!

tiger woods y'all

Shit. It's rain/ice/snowing outside.

A public service announcement: Back up your iTunes Library AND databases

Looks like nothing but bad news out there. So I will say good night.

The Holiday Parking Lot Loonies are out

A friend died last week.

Fifth-graders high at school

Ryan on SYTYCD: Belle called...her Gaston is missing!

Boise boy licks pole, gets stuck

Does the flashing NEW MAIL notice scare you?

Early voting is over and all I got was a really bad cold.


I had to drive over to the grocery store about 20 minutes ago.

Can you sneeze with your eyes open?

So TCM is showing "The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse" in a few hours.

Anyone See A&E's Show, "Hoarders"

Going to sleep at 6:30 am isn't a good sign

i attempted to throw stuff at the trashcanb ut i missed and its on the floor and it stays theres on

Ay Ay Ay, It's Christmas!

Along the lines of "gesundheit", what should we say when people do... other things?

Cool art -- the manmade blue crystal cave.

hey... can someone post the weather forecast for NYC and vicinity?

What happens when you cross a family values Republican Congressman with Soccer Dad?

I just watched the first 4 seasons of Ghost Hunters

We're supposed to get 6-8 inches of snow tomorrow

is it me, or does the driver side windshield wiper always wear out first for everybody?

Hey, I have some potatoes that are a little soft. I was wondering if they

Well, my wiener dog just peed on the bottom step of our house...

How does Mac treat Yahoo Messenger?

Drive in snowy conditions? A few reminders:

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 12/08/09

Lady rides the crazy train on the NYC Subway

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 12/09/09

How do you determine winter weather in your area?

I was watching CNN this morning and they said "Closed Captioning sponsored by Michael McDonald's CD"

Fla. taxpayers pay to cover up neo-Nazi's tattoos

High Winds in Winter Make Me Nervous

December 16: National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

math question from a math dunce

It had to be an image of Christ..

When I got gas this morning, Elvis and Osama pulled up next to me in an SUV.

Poll question: will local vampires take your blood?

delete- I figured it out

Best, Worst, Weirdest Xmas Trees in the World (link to pic page)

LynneSin doesn't get it. Do you?

30 bucks?

For the good of the Lounge, please stop doing that

For the good of the Lounge, please stop doing that

Full Circle

Because all of you in the lounge have meant so much to me, I made an Xmas donation just for you.....

it's anywhere from -6 to -10 here, depending on what source you use

17 below zero. No, no, no.

Has anyone ever had their alarm clocks be a part of their dreams?

It was yesterday or the day before when I asked why Google doesn't crush the "Google Biz Kit" people

Coldest temperature you've ever been out in?

Match Game: "Birthday boy Rabrrrrr heroically saved ___pile of Das, Gus, and blood-coated children."

Tonight we'll go to -17.

Last night I dreamed I was telling someone about one of my earliest memories.

Attempt to get free wireless Internet triggered Carlisle bomb scare, police say

Bizarro revelations about other DUers you wish you never knew about them.....

I am thankful for the writing of Charles Bukowski

MST3K is on Hulu!!!

I bought a car about a month ago that has an automatic transmission

So who else is loving their temps in the 70s/low 80s and the sunshine right now?

I'll tell you what...I'm sick of having to wear these green Playtex gloves on job interviews.

Adapt or perish

Sometimes,I think I can feel my armpit hair growing.

Got yelled at today.

Does anyone use the expression "say," anymore ?

Official DU Meetup Restaurant

Help! Quick baking question --

Man allegedly dresses like mom to withdraw cash

Do I make more money for DU this way?

Tiger Woods sex tape released

TOP CHEF Finale! And People magazine spoiled it!

How would you find out if you have an underachieving Trojan in your bowl game?

CH-CH-CHECK. test n/t

Can you watch others mistake "your" and "you're" and not do so yourself?

A teabagger goes into a drug store to buy condoms...

Can you watch others do their package and not do so yourself?

Can you watch others do their DUCK and not do so yourself?

On the Trojan thread theme - true story from jr. high - 1976 or so. Homecoming game

cat game question

Soccer player gets yellow card for farting in referee’s face (UK)

How would find out if you have a keylogging trojan on your computer?

The Apocalypse is indeed upon us...

If I could marry anyone, I'd marry Betty White.

I'm Not a Whore, I Love Dogs and Twilight


spanish help please

Some wonderful little stop motion movies

A toast to and for you with an 80 year battery....Watch it and Howl

Crap - I'd hoped to have three Martinis done by noon, but just finished number 2

Is beer food?

Rolling Stone's Top 100 songs of the decade... what a fuckup.

Bumper sticker

Does anyone get really itchy when they swim in a chlorinated pool?

Can you watch others puke without pukeing yourself?

Lay back, relax, apathy's back in style...

What is the definition of "gibberish"?

I don't mind the birds eating from the bird feeder, but I wish they'd dispose of husks elsewhere.

For my 2000th post...A very cool Weezer tune. :)

will the red cross take your blood?

Charlotte found a way to stay warm...

What's the over/under this week on how many losers post, "I'm done with this!"?

Well, the Jerk store called.....

Two DUers have requested help with Mafia Wars on FB

DU this poll! It's getting DUed.

If you were Obama's 2012 campaign manager how would you Dukakis-ize Mike Huckabee?

The current tea-baggers remind me of an episode from The Simpsons.

This has saved my life


Tiahrt Trampolines To Meet Moran in Middle in KS GOP Primary for Brownback Senate Seat

These are a few of my Christmas Cravings...

An intramural fight is breaking out among Idaho Republican legislators

The view out my front window...

I love jewelry

PlayStation 3 owners: HELP please ... the clock is ticking and I have to make a decision

Stuck at home for 2 days now. Anyone else getting cabin fever?

Obama attorneys step up defense of torture memo author (ME? I'm done with this BS!)

NC Senate: Will Marshall’s Senate Campaign Equal Her Recent P.R. Campaign?

NC Senate: Will Marshall’s Senate Campaign Equal Her Recent P.R. Campaign?

How long is your daily commute?


McMahon to Meet With Senate GOP Leaders

Okay, Public Option is dead. I have made my peace.

Manufacturing employment fell by 41,000 in November

Is this what Dean proposed during his run? Now Reid is saying that the PO has not been dropped

I just watched half an episode of "The Office". It simply wasn't funny.

Compared with Medicare, the public option (was) a very small, very weak policy experiment.

Friedman not dropping out yet

"More Easy Money for Wall Street"

Applying to Jobs on or Career Builders or Dice Is Like Playing the Scratch Off Lottery

What utter bullshit from the Senate

Why the hell does a co-author of the torture memos get to be a judge

Who knows from RAW video files? I have...

Why is it that storm winds can knock down utility poles, causing power outages, yet

Hanna shows interest in governor's race

MA-Sen Results Thread -it's looking like an easy Coakley victory

Wow. Just wow. Aretha just sang "O Holy Night" on The View. Will look for YouTube n/t

Howard Dean on "Countdown" tonight. Must-see Video.

TPM: Few Know Details Of Health Care Deal But Aides Say Public Option 'Not Dead'

with rings on her fingers and bells on her toes and a bone in her nose

Reuters: Sen. Reid says reports of public option death "not true."

Kerry on training Afghan police and failure of private contractors

f this wind up largely being an expansion of Medicare. Can they do it through Reconciliation?

Rec if you think it's a good idea to drink a lot of beer and then post on DU

Jay Rockefeller on Senate HC Breakthrough: I've got a smile on my face."

I've been thinking about death

Live on Tyra: A Colonic.

"The White House's messaging end-run."

"Reid Issues Statement On Tentative Health Reform Deal Reached Tuesday Night"

Senators do not care about people's health if they don't believe in a single payer system

We have the house HCR, and now possibly the Senate HCR..back to square one

The Snuggie Sutra. I shit ye not

Ok you blizzard survivors - how did it go?

Obama urges major new stimulus, jobs spending

Obama Admin moves to end royalty dispute with Indian tribes.

Obama Abroad Mirrors Bush Senior

Schumer: "The Medicare buy-in is something that has broader appeal than just progressives."

Reid on Public Option (says yes) a few minutes ago (with quotes)

Do you think Obama thinks dialectically?

On Maddow: Sen. Sanders seems to prefer what is being formulated now on HCR

Senate Democrats Dump Public Option in Health Care Bill!

White House seeks federal oversight of rail-transit safety

Climate gate was headline news, but the Gotcha Media seems to be ignoring Durbin's find

President Obama to Detail More Than $500 Million for Local Health Centers

Health care: It doesn't matter what passes out of the Senate

Does the President have the monarchistic powers of a King than can decree laws at any time?

In jobs speech, Pres. Obama takes tougher line on GOP

What would seal this deal fo me: Meet the insurance needs of Union pensioners

My New Proposed Trigger

How many seconds do YOU use for the "5 second rule".

"Health Care by the Numbers"

Obama Job Creation Package. See the President's Key Proposals

Question About Possible Medicare For 55-64... Will Those People Who Become

*Karzai says Afghanistan Army Will Need Help Until 2024*

I like puppies

God bless Howard Dean, but he's a little hope-struck at times

Jewelry is Stupid

"Senate plan to tax health insurance premiums would mean benefit cuts and higher costs for workers"

The crucial element of the medicare buyin: reimbursement rates.

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us: The scariest thing Gen. McChrystal told Congress about Afghanistan.

Democrats Agree Tentatively Trade Opt-Out For Trigger, Medicare Buy In, And More (TPM UPDATE)

Krugman: New health plan "good enough to go with"

Primary War Reruns -

If, in the end of it all...there is no Public Option.....I am done with all politics.

What would the economic effect be of giving one million random households a check for $200K?

What if ... Obama never proposed healthcare reform in the first place?

Coverage versus Cost (as measures of goodness)

With more war and no healthcare, can we POSSIBLY hold the youth vote?

Do you do anything better when you're high/drunk?

AP: Dem Senators say they've reached tentative deal to drop public option

"Buy-in" for Medicare prob. start in early 2011 and " not be subsidized."

Conrad: Medicare Buy In Not A Deal Breaker

"Obama On Senate Deal: 'I Support' This 'Creative New Framework'"

A spasm is not a realignment (Hardcore Rant)


"Weiner, a fan" (of the mysterious Senate Gang of 10 agreement.)

"Obama to GOP: 'Stop trying to frighten the American people'"

Here is an absolutely crazy and stupid idea that will NEVER fly.....Oh wait a minute...

AP: Dean Embraces the new Senate Plan. Time to throw him under the bus?

Public option keeps a toehold in Senate Health Care Deal with a trigger and state opt out.

175 Billion in TARP bank bailout money will go for deficit reduction, not public works job programs

Krugman, Dean, Weiner All Seem To Be Somewhat Supportive Of The "Compromise Plan"

No one gets their own special set of facts to prove a point..not me, not you, not them

People over 55 have a high percentage of registered voters. it's going to be hard for repubs

I could support this bill. All I want is my $2,500 premium savings

What Not to Do for December Birthdays

Politics is not a team sport

Potential Challenger Takes Steps Towards Primary Against Arkansas Senator

Samuels joins governor's race, says he'll eye oil taxes

Quinn picks up endorsement from Chicago leaders, Cong. Davis

Quinn picks up endorsement from Chicago leaders, Cong. Davis

Testerman steps into the ring in governor's race

Jason Carter to run for Adelman’s seat

I'm givin' up on givin' up!

President Obama just endorsed Senate health care compromise even without a public insurance option!

President Obama just endorsed Senate health care compromise even without a public insurance option!

Sotomayor’s opinion marks the Supreme Court’s first use of the term ‘undocumented immigrant.’

Jenkins Gets Primary Challenge in Kansas 2

Democrats are supposed to believe in government....Er nevermind

Who here can tell us definitively what the "full, unsubsidized" cost of Medicare is?

Thousands of Afghan students protest against US forces

Americans have shorter memories than I thought possible

Then senior Senator for Utah has written a "Hip_Hop Hanukuh" song and there's video!

There's a reason I won't even apply to be a moderator: my opinions are too controversial.

Armchair Obama PR rep?

To Have Been A Fly On The Wall

Senator Kerry's statement on Martha Coakley's primary victory

Who Likes The Public Option Deal, Who Doesn't, And Will It Win 60 Votes For Health Care

Is there a way for Obama to get Scooter Libby to give up Cheney?

Obama FAIL -FiredogLake's Jane Hamsher comes out AGAINST the Senate Health Plan - Blames Obama

Obama to GOP: 'Stop trying to frighten the American people'. GOP whines some more...

TUNE IN live: Olympia Snowe on C-SPAN supporting drug re-importation

Obama Far Outdoes Bush in Escalating War -- The Numbers Will Surprise You

Does Palin provide a false sense of security?

It's too fucking cold

Every time Cheney opens his mouth, I like Obama more and more.

Rep. Grayson tells Cheney to 'STFU'

Young Obama Statue Officially Unveiled In Indonesia

Howard Dean: We Can Do Both (and other reaction to the Senate health care deal)

HEADS UP-Obama speaks to press at 11:50am ET on Economy

Does there exist anywhere a message bd. that is 100% unabashedly unapologetically TOTALLY pro-Obama?

Group gathers to urge Sen. Bayh to make stand for public option

Obama lawyers: Drop John Yoo's charges


Medicare Buy-in. Good for those 55 and over, but what about everyone else?

Shhh! Another poll spike for Obama. Or, good news is no news

The Bottom Line Reality on Abortion and the GOP...

Klein: "a pretty good deal. Better by far than what Democrats looked likely to get a week ago. "

Democratic Underground Members for Sarah Palin

Dean: Senate Bill Is 'Real Reform'

Raising money for leukemia research, have until Dec. 31st to make my goal!

Pres Obama opposes Senate drug importation amendment!...

President Obama supports re-importation, but the FDA does not

Question for folks who pay for their own Private Insurance...

Insurers must pay 90% of premiums to medical care under deal

President Nelson: No Serious Objections To Public Option Package Sent To CBO

Obama taps ex-Palin aide to oversee natgas project

Challenge: post one difference between Edward Scissorhands and Tiger Woods

Instrumentalists are often good singers.

I miss NYPD Blue...

See's Candies: L.A.'s finest contribution to Christmas

Health Care Bill (compromise version) or No Bill?

I think some us need to be reminded what the Goals of Health Care reform always were!

Dean: Senate Health Care Compromise a "Positive Step" - "Real Reform"

what is pissing ME off is the everyone but the Republicans,

People bitching about Larry Persily appointment don't even know who he is.

It's worse than 93-94.


I will not make the same mistake I made in 2000, in 2012, or in any

Obama signs off on increasing funding for Community Health Programs.

With the demise of the soaps, does anyone listen to radio theater?

Medicare premiums info

Obama has failed on healthcare reform.

Obama has failed on healthcare reform.

"Huckabee: 'Big Tent' Philosophy Will 'Kill The Conservative Movement'"

Why do some on this board assume, those who oppose the President

Bernie Sanders, join Dean and Krugman under the pure bus. Obama is there since January

"Let's air our dirty laundry all over the world, shall we?"

Meet the Billionaire Brothers Funding the Right-Wing War on Obama

The proposed new Senate Bill opening Medicare for 55-65 year olds makes Single Payer more possible

Jewish lobby wages war on Christmas trees

Reuters: (Reid) refusing to give details on the proposals that will be sent to CBO

Reuters: (Reid) refusing to give details on the proposals that will be sent to CBO

John Lennon and Kurt Cobain

"Medicare buy-in is not really a buy-in ... or really Medicare"

I hear a lot of talk about the elite global ruling class today

6 Adorable Cat Behaviors With Shockingly Evil Explanations

Is Mr. Squiggles the Zhu Zhu pet safe?

Dems agree to drop gov't-run insurance option (5 mins ago)

Medicare Buy-In Proposal Could Begin In 2010

Vestas to furlough 500 at Windsor, CO plant next year

Number of foreigners in UK hits record 6.7m

Dems agree to drop gov't-run insurance option


Americans United Praises Senate Vote Against Nelson-Hatch Amendment

Mexico state shuts controversial Canadian-run mine

Japan Economy Grows 1.3%, (3.8x) Less Than Initial Estimate of 4.8%

Honduras anti-drug chief shot dead by gunmen

Iran says former deputy defense min held by U.S.

Obama Offers Help for Small Businesses

Calls Mount for Resignation of Canadian Defense Minister Over Afghan Prisoner Torture

Action on job proposals may wait till next year

Ford seeks tax credits to make batteries

Congress readies huge year-end spending bill

Winter Storm Dumps On Wisconsin

Breakthrough: Health Care Talks Advance In Senate

Geithner: bailout program extended to October

Top China dissident faces subversion charge: lawyer

China closes file-sharing sites in crackdown

Eyeing India Market, VW Buys 20% of Suzuki

Bruce Springsteen backs gay marriage in NJ

Global stock markets fall amid recovery fears

Los Angeles restricts medical marijuana outlets

Broadcom co-founder testifies he didn't know backdating stock options was improper

China remains top investment spot for U.S. firms: study

Police: Five U.S. citizens detained in Pakistan

Cheney Calls Obama "Radical," Says 9/11 Trials a "Huge Mistake"

China says it detains 94 who fled July rioting

Peru army plans arms purchase, tests Chinese tanks

(IL Gov) Quinn signs campaign finance reform into law one year after Blagojevich arrested

Senate Democrats reach compromise on health plan (Reuter's Update: Reid: PUBLIC OPTION-NOT DEAD)

Sound familiar? US refuses to allow UN inspectors to investigate its WMDs

Embassy Guards Gone Wild Get Fired

Doctors query ability of Tamiflu to stop severe illness

U.N. agency sees severe food shortage in North Korea

HMO stocks rise as public option wanes in U.S. reform

US mortgage applications driven up by refinancings

Thousands march against corruption in Indonesia

Tighter visa rules for UK-bound Indian IT workers

First the Problem Was Toyotas That Won't Stop. Now It's Toyotas That Won't Go

Japan to give US base relocation plan next week

Obama FAIL

Iceberg a 'once-in-a-lifetime' sighting

L.A. court hearing could set the stage for Roman Polanski's freedom

‘KGB destroyed Hitler’s remains fearing birth of a Nazi shrine’

Violence, turmoil in Afghanistan to rise: Petraeus

Bruce Springsteen Rocks Gay Marriage Vote - "for the rights of same-sex couples"

North Korea Reports Swine Flu Outbreak

California growing green jobs

TSA officials put on leave over airport security breach

Audit Finds TARP Program Effective

WHO: Smoking kills 5 million every year

Great Appliance Swap-Out Program a go for New Yorkers

U.S. Training Commander Reports Burst in Afghan Recruiting

Obama to Accept Nobel Peace Prize as War President, Address Afghanistan Troop Surge

Obama rights record questioned ahead of Nobel prize

Russia seeks U.S. help in fight against heroin epidemic

CREW Files Ethics Complaint against Sen. John McCain over Robocalls in Five States Paid for by NRSC

S.C. panel nixes impeachment measure for gov.

‘Wake up, gentlemen’, world’s top bankers warned by former Fed chairman Volcker

Thousands of Afghan students protest against US forces

Thousands of Afghan students protest against US forces

Jenny Sanford wouldn't stand by her man

Howard Dean: Senate Health Care Compromise a "Positive Step"

FDA opposes Senate drug importation amendment offered to healthcare bill

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Wednesday December 9

Gen McChrystal: Bin Laden is key to al-Qaeda defeat

Britain to Levy a One-Time Tax on Banker Bonuses

Iraq war veteran who pointed gun at Boise police makes plea deal

Brazil working to reclaim Amazon rainforest

Mark Penn's two firms got $6 million from stimulus for PR campaign

Statue of Ten-Year-Old Obama Erected in Indonesia

War Hero Can Keep His Flagpole

Spill is among worst ever on North Slope

Climate Deal Likely to Bear Big Price Tag

UNASUR invites U.S. to discuss military agreement with Colombia

Martha Coakley wins Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary

Civil Liberties Group Loses $20 Million Donor

Kucinich to force House vote on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Somali pirates hijack Pakistan-flagged ship

'Blackwater' men nabbed, released (Pakistan)

Carbon Credit fraud causes more than 5 billion euros damage for European Taxpayer

No one hurt in college classroom shooting in Va.

Gore says 'Climategate' emails taken out of context

The AfPak apparition

Bolivia: Revolutionary change

Afghanistan: ‘Change’ at US-run prison camp?

Guardian UK-Are we better off without religion?

Why God created politicians

Cancellation of 'As the World Turns' Celebrated by the 'Flat Earthers'

FOX News' Gretchen Carlson Strikes Back at Jon Stewart

Hatred and Ignorance are the main features of the teabaggers

Sacramento is losing its legislative luster

Rachel Maddow Turns 'Gay Therapist' Back to Gay

Global warming plagues Australia's Outback. (Photo Gallery)

Support Up for Democratic Health Care Compromise

Afghanistan’s 'Bravest Woman' Pins Hopes on USA, Not Obama

Nothing ‘Third World’ about Italian justice

Homeland Security Embarks on Big Brother Programs to Read Our Minds

American Replaced by H-1B Foreign Worker Commits Suicide

World’s top bankers warned by former Fed chairman Volcker

Repression and Resistance: The Communist Party From 1949-1959

All That Glitters

Why Journalist Gary Webb Died

Bad Choices- Hendrik Hertzberg

Climate Change: Humor Me With A Game of Pretend

Obama to GOP: 'Stop trying to frighten the American people'

Senate sell-out of Public Option? - to get the Senate Republican-Dems to agree to vote for it?

Class War in America, the Ongoing Assault

Fed Chair Bernanke prefers 'entitlement' cuts over tax increases for the wealthy

Countdown: Elizabeth Warren On TARP - Stopped Crash, But Little People Not Helped

Rachel Maddow: Sen. Sanders On Public Option News '10 Senators Locked in a Room'


President Obama: Job Creation and Economic Growth

Countdown: Elizabeth Warren On TARP - Stopped Crash, But Little People Not Helped

RFK Jr - It's A Crime

Jon Stewart Talks Climategate

Steele won't debate Donny Deutsch

Ed Show: Kucinich on Afghanistan - 'The More You Hear About It, the Crazier It Gets!'

Rachel Maddow: Sen. Sanders on Public Option News '10 Senators Locked in a Room'

Rachel's Wrong - Gays Can Be Cured

Democrats Drop Government Public Option In Health Care Plan

Man in Need of Double Lung Transplant Rejected by Insurance Death Panel

Howard Dean and Keith Olbermann discuss public option and Medicare opt in.

Senator Bernie Sanders on Prescription Drug Prices: Somebody Explain This To Me! pt.1

TYT: Fox News Busted For Distorting Poll On Global Warming

Christopher Hitchens weighs in on Obama's Afghanistan policy

Rachel Maddow: Not to be confused with Gang of Four

TYT: Why Did Sarah Palin Jump From College To College?

TYT: Copenhagen Hookers Offering It Up For Free

Rachel Maddow: Gay Therapy Con-Artist Cohen Has 'Blood on His Hands'

Joe Lieberman of 1995 vs. Joe Lieberman of 2009

Senators Bennett & Reed question Fed Chair Bernanke about 'entitlements' and taxes

JFK speech on secret societies + transcript/subtitles

TYT: Email Shows GOP Deal w/ Banks To Screw Homeowners

Maddow features PCCC Lieberman- SPECIAL REPORT

I'm A Democrat, And I'm A Republican,

Fucktard Ann Coulter: US Missed It's Chance On Iran

Sarah Palin vs. Miss Teen South Carolina: Presidential Qualifications Edition

Orrin Hatch reveals GOP partisan strategy on HCR to Dylan Ratigan

Man in Need of Double Lung Transplant Rejected by Insurance Death Panel

Rachel Maddow: People Are Upset That Teabagging Is Dirty

Hardball - Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL08) has 'a few thoughts' about Dick Cheney

A Christmas Bonus: Christopher Hitchens' analysis of the Nativity Story

Holiday Songs For Scientologists

Dennis Kucinich "I Have Seen The Slow & Steady Erosion Of The Constitution Of The United States!

TYT: Wars Don't Have To Be Deficit Neutral But Healthcare Does?

Young Turks: Cenk Debunks 'Climate Gate'

BREAKING on Olbermann: 10 Dems Agree To Drop Public Option; Medicare Expanded to 55 and Over

WMO: Global Warming Not Slowing

140 turbines destined for Englands' offshore wind farms

Vertical Farming, dialup warning

Gibbon 'dating agency' saves apes

Drumbeat: December 9, 2009

Vestas to Temporarily Halt Output at Colorado Plant

Last Six Months Hottest Such Period Ever Recorded In Australia - WMO

Should Earth Scientists take a "Hippocratic Oath?"

The Washington Post can't go out of business fast enough

"There's No Denying That Casinos And Kunstler Are Great Entertainment " - Guy McPherson

The Fisherman's Dilemma Comes To Mongolia - Falling Prices, Overgrazing, Habitat Destruction - NYT

CPS Energy Board Chair resigns after weeks of pressure

50 (50!!) Scientists & Lobbyists Meet To Blame Melting On Sun, Volcanoes, Geothermal Activity

Greenpeace reports on Exxon Mobil's funding of Global Warming denial - 2007

Our oilsands, climategate and home conversations

The Madness That Is American Christmas - "Tinsel" Excerpted From Salon

Clean-Coal Debuted in Germany - in Sept 2008.

Germany Will Repatriate & Destroy 75 Tons Of Pesticides, Methyl Bromide From Remote Nepali Locations

Going Cheney on Climate

Climate Change: Humor Me With A Game of Pretend

Duke Energy's Large-Scale Battery Storage Project

Climatologist Tom Wigley Now Receiving Death Threats - FBI, UK Police Investigating

After 13 Years Of Drought, Farm Losses, Suicides, Most Oz Farmers Refuse To Believe Warming Real

The dark side of the natural gas boom

Sharon Astyk Demolishes Jared Diamond's NYT Op-Ed - Energy Bulletin

"What in the Hell Do They Think Is Causing It?"—Al Gore talks about global warming, those e-mails, …

Classic Whitey: Herzog Remembers Days With Casey.

Reports: Flozell Adams will not be suspended

Greg Long wins Eddie Aikau Big Wave Contest

World Cup games to be filmed in 3D

Drew Brees on Leno Tonight (Wednesday)

YouTube of Howard Cosell announcing John Lennon's death.

House subcommittee OKs college football playoff bill

Here's my model for a playoff, with this year's teams factored in...

The JerryTron Goes 3D, Players To Appear Even More Lifelike At Stadium

MLB All-Decade Team: something for everybody to love, and to hate.

Peru army plans arms purchase, tests Chinese tanks

Photo of Elian Gonzalez from 2008!

Honduras: Two high-profile assassinations today

Test Case for Inter-American Human Rights Commission Could End Widespread Criminalization of Activis

Honduran Youth under Attack

UNASUR invites U.S. to discuss military agreement with Colombia

Guatemalan press prints leaks from sensitive murder probe

Mexico state shuts controversial Canadian-run mine

Porfirio Lobo Wants Amnesty for All Involved in Coup

It's Chile's turn, and outsider throws election wide open


Palestinians struggle to build in West Bank

Israel bans EU MPs from Gaza

Israel has made settlers of all its citizens

The Case for U.S. Distancing From Israel - THE ATLANTIC

US-born Israeli settler on trial for murders

Egypt building iron wall on Gaza border to stop smuggling

Do You Love Netanyahu? If Not, No US Government Job For You

Man arrested for pulling gun on boys ringing doorbells--Good ole Texas story.

Ability of local LEO's to arrest BATFE agents

Another Floridian [apparently] with a concealed license.....

New York Administration Announce Tougher Penalties on Toy Gun Sales

Amendment II Democrats - Cheap Shots for 2009

President Obama's schedule for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

i am officially with the holiday spirit now

Encore of a crosslink. A new kind of camera presented

Boom! Hok! A Monkey Language Is Deciphered

I've got the Frisbee & you can't have it

Shot in the Dark, comments welcome

Death penalty for gays? Uganda debates proposal

Applause after NJ committee approves gay marriage bill

When I was young and in the closet...

McDonald’s fires anti-trans manager

Can you donate to the LA Gay & Lesbian Center?

Anti-gay marriage group eyes Maine gov’s race

About Uganda--Political Asylum?

Obama Is Criticized on AIDS Program

Looks like we just may have gotten ourselves a VERY good friend in the Senate

Bruce Springsteen backs gay marriage in NJ

Neo-Nazi on trial for hate crime murder gets makeover

Dr. Housing Bubble 12/09/09

What fun!!! Bankers turning on each other over bad loans.

Deficit-hit Ireland slashes salaries, welfare pay

New Jersey to default????

The Quiet Coup


Come on in and join the Birthday Party in Progress.... Celebration for: Ta^Da! *Grateful for Hope*

"Spiral UFO Puts Norway In A Spin"

Hey, check it out--I think I stumbled onto some karma.

No Public Option-- No Deal!

Novel Strategy Adopted By H1N1 Influenza To Enable It To Move From Birds To Humans

Huge AIDS Breakthrough From UCLA Announced (Application, Though, Still Likely Far Off)

No need for specs: eye implants offer ‘super vision’

Prospective Study--Vitamin D supplementation, cancer, graphically shown

WHO: Smoking kills 5 million every year

Bloomberg/Klein wage war on traditional public high schools

Senate votes to allow firing of tenured teachers


Obama and Duncan Launch NCLB 2.0

Race To The Top: Leaving Teachers Behind?

Americans United Praises Senate Vote Against Nelson-Hatch Amendment

Foes try to nullify election of atheist in N. Carolina

Shining a Candle on the Miracle of Our Wonderful Life

More proof that the Abrahamic god exists.

Armstrong's answer to the new atheists: Apophaticism

Are we better off without religion?

Benedict XVI cautions against dangers of Marxist liberation theology

But heads? PZ Myers on the 'Atheist Buts' and 'God Buts' (the DLC of theology)

Religion kills another person.

The Secret Of The Grain

Sous Vide Moves From Avant-Garde to the Countertop.

Great Depression Cooking

Roasting vegetables...please give me advice!

Tunisian Cuisine

Holiday Cookie Recipes


Greek default could threaten the Euro