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Archives: December 12, 2010

Perhaps it's time to realize we're pulling on the wrong pant leg.

KRUGMAN NAILS IT - "Orwellian Centrism"

2 week old male baby elephant (First elephant born at Singapore Zoo in 9 years) - pics

National Organization for Women (NOW) Urges Senate to Reject Obama Tax Plan

A look at Finland's attitude toward schools and teachers. A world apart from views here.

Why the left is right to be cross with Obama

Barack Obama joins assault on WikiLeaks

In order to see the Future, you have to visit the Past.

LZ III is my favorite LZ album. All others are sick imiators, or preversions of their 'thingy'

It is a sad day - it's Elizabeth Edwards - DUer's Funeral today


Your life -- as depicted by bottles.

I think everyone in here would enjoy a little menage-a-tortrois...

Sometimes it's a fine line between a "celebrity" and a "manatee."

super extreme DUI

Ring them bells, ye heathen, from the city that dreams

Of COURSE not, honey!! Your butt makes that branch look SMALL!!

So how many Football games are going to be effected by the weather tomorrow?

I would like to thank everyone who's posted in the Lounge tonight.

"Screw you, I'm Cold"

Helmet - Jon Stewart Show 1994 - "Wilma's Rainbow"

History in the making...

Depressing Christmas songs...

Journal 11 Dec 2010 Columbia river gorge.

LOL, I ran into a BBC weather report in SCOTS GAELIC on YouTube!

Game: make the connections between these 4 actors

'I got rid of the Cholera. I put it on ebay.'

cats in the snow....

I challenge you to read this Free Republic post and tell me you don't support eugenics

Well, we got our blizzard.

Some nice Sunday morning music: Glen Campbell, great version of Paul Westerberg's "Sadly, Beautiful"

Dear Minnesota: you shouldn't have

I heard Debbie Gibson's "Sleigh Ride"...

Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson's "The Girl Is Mine"...the Igor Presnyakov acoustic cover version

People magazine and it's ilk, how depressing.

How to make your cat decide once and for all to plot your painful demise:

Paul McCartney, "Maybe I'm Amazed"

Do you ever read something so annoying on Facebook that you come here to respond

need suggestions for last minute online Xmas card maker site

The sky was pretty tonight...

Very sad news :(

Nooky or kuddle?

Nike billboard in 30 seconds


So much for a Zombie-free weekend.

Hey All You Former And Current, Don't Trust Anybody Over 30er's

sunset picture - the hard way

"Are you wiping your Ka Ka hands on the bath towel?"

The Blue Sash.

Hi-ho, hi-ho... once again, it's off to work I go!!!

Rain forecast in the PNW everyday for the next six weeks, seriously.

Paul McCartney song "Jet" -- what is it about?

Siouxie and the Banshees "Cities in Dust"

Nick Drake, "Northern Sky"

It's Frank Sinatra's Birthday!

I just won the 2010 End of Year Dutch National Lottery

Should I bring my cat to the vet?

I need to get away from "Kaspersky" anti-virus. Had 2 weird cyber incidents

Free Christmas music downlaods

Day After the Snow, Pics

symbol of what xmas has become...

Oh noes--conundrum! Need Loungers' advice ASAP regarding my novel!

Christmas morning at the CMW/Heidi household:

DUers any ideas on how to stretch the holiday gift buck this year.

Simon's Cat - Santa Claws

NFL game in Dome postponed due to snow (NY football Giants stuck in Kansas City)

We lost to the FSCKING LIONS????

Can Anyone Recommend a Decent Christmas Tree Stand?

oh lord -- what my border collie ate -- a warning to dog owners

My long search for a used car is over today.

What is the temp where you are?

The water is too cold for manatees, I'm bored

It's raining outside and I'm bored, so here's a closeup photo of my hard little white conch:

Hey Yankees! Question about lake effect snow.

Overeating, like drug use, rewards and alters brain patterns...NPR

Help my cat has pancreatitus. Anyone else ever experienced this with their pets?

Everyone say hi to my girlfriend Jennifer (pic)

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Maul Santa Edition

How do you discipline your cat? I had a cat I used to use a water pistol with. Got to the point

I need an awesome CD of Christmas music

Poll: Fake tree or real tree?

Pastor who threatened to burn Qur'an plans to address far-right English Defence League in February

Gunbattle kills 11 in western Mexican town

'Mossad, CIA, MI6 behind Tehran attacks'

Bangladesh police break up workers protest; 150 hurt

Cuban-born Ros-Lehtinen brings hawk's view to foreign affairs

Russia 'tracked' spy killers in UK

Terrorist attacks in Sweden kill 1, injure many

Julian Assange's accusers are 'jealous liars' says lawyer Bjorn Hurtig

Elizabeth Edwards Eulogized as Defender of Her Family

Democrats Beat Republicans in Poll With Opposition to Government Shutdown

WikiLeaks cables: Russia 'was tracking killers of Alexander Litvinenko but UK warned it off'

Minn GOP brings out the long knives for moderates

Police could use water cannon to disperse rioters, Theresa May says

WikiLeaks cables: Russia 'was tracking killers of Alexander Litvinenko but UK warned it off'

Bloomberg rules out 2012 presidential bid

Michael Steele to reveal decision Monday

Anti-Muslim US preacher Terry Jones could be banned from UK

Passengers stranded on Missouri lake cruise begin to disembark

Student protests: pressure mounts on Met police chief

Twitter Sensation in the Senate, Despite Using Slightly More Than 140 Characters

Afghan police crisis threatens British withdrawal as thousands quit force

Dana Rohrabacher Finally, Openly Appeals to His Skinhead Constituents in Attacking DREAM Act

Evan Bayh decides against run for Indiana governor in 2012

Emergency Room at U of C Hospital Turns Away Ambulances

6 NATO troops killed in attack in Afghanistan

Wal-Mart in talks with unions over NY stores: report

Bloomberg Says Democrats Should "Suck it Up"

Tiny Iceland takes on credit card giants in Wikileaks flap

As the Ground Shifts, Biden Plays a Bigger Role

A Secretive Banking Elite Rules Trading in Derivatives

Metrodome roof collapses from heavy snow

US 'tried to stop missile delivery to Venezuela'

Assange Lawyer: U.S. Wants to Get Their "Mitts" on WikiLeaks Founder (Grand Jury Empaneled in VA)

US House to approve tax deal despite doubts: lawmaker

First jail sentence for environmental crime in Colombia

Ex-US Intel Chief: South Korea May Act Against North

Vancouver gang shooting injures 10

Boy of 12 hauled out of class by police over David Cameron Facebook protest

WikiLeaks 'rape' victims had hidden agendas ... and I've seen the proof says Julian Assange's lawyer

Uproar Over ‘Mass Firings’ At Minn. Chipotle Restaurants

Group: Near 14,000 murders in Venezuela last year

Epitaph for an election

For Obama fans, why are you defending the tax cut deal when....

We already have a payroll tax holiday on the books


Will the bill pass or fail?

The Only Adult in the Room

How will our position improve by 2012 on the tax cut debate?

X-mas Card from the White House

NYC mayor Bloomberg on presidential run: 'No way, no how'

Nouriel Roubini supported a payroll tax holiday (September)

latest tweet form Bernie


Should the dems become the party of $100,000 + young professionals?

Jan 2009: Pelosi "urging" Obama to repeal Bush tax cuts

US House Approves Large Increase In Military Aid To Israel

End of Empire - bang or whimper?

Nov. 23, 2008: Obama may delay high-income tax cut repeal

Krugman calls out Dana Milbank, but rewrites history


Who here thinks they understand how the average American thinks about the tax issue?

Are there ...

Obama compromise projects 8.7% vs 9.9% jobless with just middle tax cuts

Does caving to hostage-takers make it easier to negotiate with them next time?

If Bill Clinton Were President - NY Times

The Senate still needs to pass the repeal of DADT and the DREAM Act

Do you prefer a deal with all of Bush's tax cuts extended for 2 more years or none of them extended?

The Irony

They say Independents will love the "compromise." I am disappointed.

We couldn't even get a lame duck Feingold to dump "tax cuts for the rich".

the paid operatives are afoot

In Latest Compromise with GOP, Obama Agrees He is a Muslim.

Taken as a whole, the majority of Americans support the compromise.

Has the Halliburton/ Cheney story been reported on the big stations yet. This should be huge

Is Obama the first president that folks refer to as their "employee" or did they do that . . .

Do you think President Obama will fight to preserve New Deal policies?

The Progressive Option

White House walks back threat of double-dip recession

What will happen tomorrow??

Sen. Sanders is living in Fantasyland.

Social Security was only for widows and orphans. FDR irresponsible: sat and spun for six months

If no deal on taxes in the lame duck session is so good for the GOP

Cave, Capitulate, Cave, Capitulate, Cave, Capitulate, bla bla bla yawn snooze.

Which promise by President Obama is more important?

How about a simple 4-step plan that would hasten our economic recovery more than the current plan

What they got versus what we got. The tax disaster illustrated (finally).

Can naysayers please explain how you would get R's to support middle class cuts without compromise.

Pelosi Gets Win on Energy Tax Credit (Tax Deal)

Notice how delighted the Repukes, the Media, & the Rich seem to be with President Obama right now?

Robert Reich: Why Democrats Should Disregard Bill Clinton’s Endorsement of Obama’s Tax Deal

If your spouse didn't appreciate anything and everything s/he did for you...

Ishmael Reed: What Progressives Don’t Understand About Obama

If you say "yeah but" whenever anyone points out Obama's accomplishments. . .

WHAT IF the president had spoken honestly to the people and asked for their help?

WP: Memo to the left: Hands off Obama

John Boehner: Real Men Do Cry (60 Minutes VIDEO)

Rep. Jackie Speier on Obama's deal: "I'm very disappointed. He's out-Bushed Bush,"

December 12, 2000--a day that will live in infamy and beyond!

December 12, 2000--a day that will live in infamy and beyond!

If Laura Ingraham can see it...why can't some liberals?


How would you, DU, eliminate the US debt/deficit if it were up to you?

BY THE NUMBERS: 2011 Tax returns - Some Middle Class tax Scenarios (w/t & w/o)

You are part of the plan! - The dynamics of the RW

Yes, it's Obama's fault that the tax cuts weren't repealed in 2009

Liberals Arguing Tax Policies based on a MATERIAL Argument, rather than on the Basis of EMPATHY

TYT: Ron Paul Defends Wikileaks

Pin the Bailout On the Donkey - 2010 Election Analysis

'The Brain Police

TDPS: Mark Potok from SPLC destroys Tony Perkins' arguments, explains SPLC has security like embassy

Weird Liberal Head Show #247: UK Student Protestors- We Support You!

Failed Suicide bombs in central Stockholm caused panic among Christmas shoppers, 1 terrorist dead

Wand Me One More (The TSA Song)

Young Turks: Analysis Of Bernie Sanders Filibuster

Anti-government protests held in Italy

Inspirational Hero!

Why is Hitler our Moral Compass? We're Better than Hitler, so We're Freakin' Awesome!

Delusional GOP Poss Serious Threat to America

Nadler: Don't Submit to Republican Blackmail on Tax Cuts

David Axelrod Pushes President Obama's Tax Plan

Jimmy Kimmel: Sarah Palin and Kate Gosselin Annoy Alaska

Jimmy Kimmel: The Palins and Gosselins Go Camping

Wikileaks founder Julian ASSANGE - speedpainting by Missfeldt

A Tribute to Elizabeth Edwards

Wikileaks Demonstration :: Adelaide, Australia

Operation Payback, The Anonymous Revolution

Take the Power Back: British Student Demonstrations - Best Video Ever!!

The Twelve Days of Justice

Young Turks: Obama Defends Republicans?

CNN's Fareed Zakaria Calls Out Glenn Beck For Saying 157 Million Muslims Are Terrorist

CNN's Fareed Zakaria: The Problem With Obama's Tax Compromise

Democrats Say 'F the President'

Obama & GOP Killed Bush Torture Probe

The Revolution Has Started

Al Jazeera: Sweden's 'terrorist' attack - six bombs & a bag full of spikes & nails - his bomb failed

Student Protests London

Village in China where everyone shares the wealth.

Why did I back Julian Assange? It's about justice and fairness

The Nation:Tax Cuts Forever? by Christopher Hayes

A disappointed Democrat? You bet

The Fog of the Abortion War

"In tax deal, they reveal their envy" by Boston Globe neocon columnist (DU cited)

WikiLeaks may make the powerful howl, but we are learning the truth

GA Prisoner Strike Continues a Second Day, Corporate Media Mostly Ignores Them

Cuban-born Ros-Lehtinen brings hawk's view to foreign affairs

Overeating, like drug use, rewards and alters brain patterns...NPR

George Lakoff on Pres Obama & "The Deal" - lefty counter to Frank Luntz

As the Ground Shifts, Biden Plays a Bigger Role.

Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche

Indoleaks Touts Revealing WikiLeaks Documents, But Technical Problems Persist

Sunday Funnies: Best Political Cartoons of the Week

The Economy Cannot Recover Until the Big Banks Are Broken Up

A Secretive Banking Elite Rules Trading in Derivatives

"As the Ground Shifts, Biden Plays a Bigger Role" NYT (i.e. as Obama's FIXER!)

Wis. Rep. Sensenbrenner blocks fast track to unite killed soldier's Japanese

What the Assange Case Reveals About Rape in America

Police officers 'tried to stop hospital staff treating injured protester'

Strip searched in San Antonio? You might get paid

KRUGMAN: Orwellian ''centrism''

What to buy the President for Christmas

"Obama Isn’t Spineless, He’s Conservative" By Paul Street

The Plot to Destroy Social Security

The Twelve Doomiest Stories of 2010

Record warmth in 2010

Swiss billionaire puts $35M into MT conservation

Women buying firearms ...

How to put a dent in gun trafficking ...

Fear prompting rise in Auburn gun sales?

Floridians and their guns

Human rights group PROVEA demands scrutiny of Venezuelan police force

Ecuador's president to make aid trip to Colombia

Venezuela hits absolute bottom as most corrupt country in Latin America

Cuban-born Ros-Lehtinen brings hawk's view to foreign affairs

First jail sentence for environmental crime in Colombia

More fence-mending in Argentina by hil and company

Colombia asked US for intelligence on Venezuela: WikiLeaks

US 'tried to stop missile delivery to Venezuela'

WikiLeaks Embassy cables reveal Venezuela's healthcare system collapsing

Chilean miners welcomed to Manchester by Bobby Charlton

Florida tabs Texas' Muschamp as football team's next head coach.

NY Giants stuck in KC on their way to play the Vikings.

does college football need a 'Rooney rule'?

Stoops to Florida????

Celtics rout Bobcats 93-62 for 10th straight win..

Metrodome roof collapses after heavy snowfall blitzes Minneapolis

Today is a significant anniversary for me

Heavy snow causes Metrodome roof to collapse in Minnesota

FREE tickets for Giants/Vikings tussle in Detroit

Just saw this tweet from Keith Olbermann

If Bill Cowher is available, Jason Garrett's Cowboys resume loses luster

A red fucking football field??

ESPN 30 for 30: June 17, 1994

Ain't it beautiful at Soldier Field??!!

Football Writers Association Should be Ashamed of Themselves

Happy Birthday Era Veteran!

Snowstorm pushes Super Bowl XLVIII to Monday night

The JR Chess Report (December 12): Asians Dominate Women's Championship; Vishy, McShane Tied in Lond

Was the Mufti of Palestine an ally of the NAZIs during WWII?

‘Kauft nicht bei Juden’ will worsen the conflict

Israeli Prime Minister: We Won’t Share Jerusalem

Bullies, anti-Israel forces on campus have a lot in common

'Mossad, CIA, MI6 behind Tehran attacks'

Ada County deputies questioned LDS leaders’ role in baby molestation case

Pa. couple who only prayed for dying tot convicted

Help with White please

I'd love to play, but