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Archives: December 22, 2010

Imagine if Senators had to actually stand up and filibuster?

AlterNet: FCC Passes Toothless Net Neutrality Regulations

For this Sports

Sent this letter to Tom Coburn

Jib-Jab 2010 Year-in-Review video -- "So Long To Ya, 2010!!!"

Kukla, Fran and Ollie - The First Episodes: 1949-54

200 homes in L.A. County foothills ordered evacuated as powerful storms loom

SAN DIEGO DU'ERS Road closures

Non Sequitur TOON: Please Help!

Sarah Palin Flip Flops and Decides the WikiLeaks Cables on Iran Are Very Useful

From Hold Obama accountable on net neutrality.

From NASA: Global Warming Mapped

Chris Matthews seems to think that all republicons are great

Chris Matthews seems to think that all republicons are great

Opening the Bag of Mortgage Tricks

Opening the Bag of Mortgage Tricks

Delegate Bob Marshall Wants Gays Banned From Virginia National Guard

Bluedog Mark Warner and Saxby Chambliss..


Chevron Ecuador Case A Shambles, Former Backer Says

Obama will sign bill, Repeal DTDA, START, now next

FYI -- Julian Assange will be interviewed by Cenk tomorrow on the Ratigan show

No snow leads to cannabis bust

I'm gone or So long, farewell Auf Weidersehen, goodbye

I'm gone or So long, farewell Auf Weidersehen, goodbye

Heaven Forbid That We Have Another 9/11 Tragedy To Deal With Senator Coburn.....

The Spirt of Christmas Past

Would you support an internet law like this?

NJ gets 2 week extension on $271M tunnel tab

Reminder: Michael Moore on with Rachel at 9 pm - as her guest in her Special

LMFAO! Tea Party Carols on Twitter!

Michael Moore on the Rachel Maddow show:

What time is Obama signing the DADT Repeal Tomorrow ?

Tune into Rachel Maddow LIVE with Michael Moore HERE, LIVE:

How to create a faux grassroots ed reform organization!

Brown to eliminate California stimulus watchdog

Brown to eliminate California stimulus watchdog

Obama's FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured

Another reason to pull out of Afghanistan....

Maserati U.S. Sales Rise With $136,000 GranTurismo Convertible

You can thank Missouri Senator Claire "I'm really a Republican" McCaskill for screwing homeowners

Man punches child in the face- on the ski slope

NJ gives Gov. Chris Christie high - and low - marks

Travel-trained: Americans take security with sigh

In a horrible attempt at a police cover-up. Toronto Police admit they beat Nobody

A Cheery Holiday Message from Bankster: Death Eaters on Wall Street

I've been thinking about it since Sunday, but I think I'm never watching 60 Minutes again

Japan bio-scientists produce 'singing mouse'

"Merry Christmas, Ann" LOL!!

Listening to this 9.11 responder on Keith's...

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange says police feared he would be assassinated outside High Court

On Rachel, Obama Record of Accomplishment.

Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! & Here's a new kitty gif!

My mom

I agree with Michael Moore about Julian Assange..

W W J S ?

WikiLeaks Reveals Santa's Naughty List!!!!

I'm having fried turkey from Popeye's for Christmas. What are YOU having?

suddenly worried and self conscious, is it okay to give your sisters jewelry for holidays?

Huge South Korea drill likely to infuriate North

GOP strategists worry about future of Hispanic vote

Thanks for the Tax Cut.

"Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" must really have the Republicans quaking

S. Korea lights Christmas tree in snub to North

Two-thirds of Jews killed in Holocaust identified

US to resume deportations to Haiti

Fox Dangerously Close To Making Explicit Call For Repeal Of 20th Century

Haley Barbour's race blinders

Wow, being gay still means you're mentally ill in Alberta

George Takei "eaten alive" by bed bugs

Made my choice...

Founder of school for Afghan girls dies (Mother of 9/11 victim)

An ad I just saw on DU.

Clutching forks & knives to eat their bacon: 56 percent of bankers say bonuses ‘not enough’

NATO weaves South Asian web

Funny sign LOLZ

Thank you DU, for your friendship, disagreement, and kindness.

Hurricane season 2010 ended earlier this month, and according to

The Michael Moore interview (With Rachel Maddow About His Defense Of Julian Assange)

Missoula District Court: Jury Pool In Marijuana Case Stages ‘Mutiny’

WikiLeaks cables reveal commercial motivations behind New Zealand troop deployment to Iraq

Report raises doubts about Obama missile defense plan

Credit Unions Paying For Risky Behavior Of A Few - MSNBC

Pepe Escobar: For CIA drone warriors, the future is death

Austerity: 2010's most searched for term (and a cool graph of words used through the year)

Audit: California agencies overstate stimulus jobs

Africom's Covert War in Sudan

Conservative leader holds “constructive dialogue” with Britain’s union bosses

One third of working families in US struggling to meet basic needs

Bank of America Now Controls &

The wine-lover's guide to the apocalypse, By Mark Morford

Besides the internet and GPS, what other DoD inventions to recall Senator Kyl started by the Green Party candidate nt

Ariz. minimum wage to rise 10 cents

Rob Portman on CNBC

Insurance Company Accused Of Ripping Off Calif. Soldiers

Winners in December Photo Contest!!

turn on your teevees, there's change happenin'

Saddam Hussein Had Qur’an Written in His Blood

I'm so proud to be TEH GAY today!!!!

San Francisco homeless vigil for souls lost to streets

Germany, France stop Bulgaria, Romania from joining Schengen area

Banks accused of illegally looting homes: Lawsuits detailing bank break-ins keep surfacing

Geert Wilders - Islamophobia cartoons

A Loan Modification Solution Backfires-honest lawyers won’t help because payment restriction

Commentary: Petraeus has answers on Afghanistan, based on hope

Ray McGovern: Witness at the White House Fence

North Korea threatens to attack South over Christmas lights

ACLU and Free Press statements on FCC's Net Neutrality Rules

Ohio losing two seats in Congress

Fed's mysterious policy: How will we know if it's working?

American Scientist mag: notion that Gulf Stream responsible for a warm Europe is a myth

Commentary: War's real report card isn't so reassuring 2010 Year in Pictures:

The 3 poorest counties in America are in Southeastern Kentucky.

African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In

African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In

WikiLeaks’ Assange fires back at The Guardian to competitor

I want to say one thing about incest between a parent and child

My Holiday Greeting for Everyone

Real Net Neutrality vs Fake Net Neutrality .... Now I get it!

Dumb Letters to the Plain Dealer Part 464: Teh Free Marketz R Broked!

Juan Cole: Iraq has a Government: Can we Please Come Home Now?

5 Wall St Banks Put Aside $90Bil for Bonuses and 56% of Bankers Say "It's Not Enough" LINK

Cablegate: All 250.000 Cables Leaked to Paper (NOT bound by restrictions). Get the Truth now

Spies like U.S.

Shepard Smith attacks Tom Coburn for blocking 9/11 first responders bill

Another $20 Billion Down The MIC Shithole

Julian Assange: 'I feel at peace'

Student loans leave crushing debt burden

Why don't THEY want their money back???

Full 25 Minute In Depth Assange Interview On BBC Radio 4 - Tuesday 12/21/10 (Transcript & Audio)

New York Times reports US plans for military escalation in Pakistan. Obama close to approving.

It's time for some crow eating

Unicow, it has arisen....Shirley, the end is near

U.S. Proposes Posted Notice of the Right to Unionize

U.S. Proposes Posted Notice of the Right to Unionize

Lauren Zuniga: "To the Oklahoma Progressives Plotting Mass Exodus"

Julian Assange will be interviewed on 'The Dylan Ratigan Show' today, December 22nd

Naked emperor and a conspiracy of silence

Naked emperor and a conspiracy of silence

WikiLeaks: British government trained Bangladesh "death squad"

Six Million Dead in the Congo - US Policy? What should it be?

Ahhhh the holidays. Here is someone's Christmas rant :

Far From Family, an Immigrant Fights Cancer and the Cold

French village threatens to call in army amid flood of doomsday survivalists

Bennett Toon- Pulling for Mr. Potter

Executive Order Being Drafted for Indefinite Detention

Ironic? Carlson Thinks It's "A Problem" That People "Think [The Daily Show] Is Real News"

There are two types of mass graves in Iraq

Oops: Fox Nation Said Barbour Easily 'Fends Off Left-Wing Racial Smears'

LOL! Barney Frank to hapless CNS Reporter: “What do you think happens in gyms all over America?”

Climate Reckoning: the relentless rise of CO2

Climate Reckoning: the relentless rise of CO2

Not Sure If I Should Be Proud Or Not, But ...

Museums Jump In to Show Video Removed by Smithsonian

The Rise of 'British' People Power: "Pay your tax!"

The Rise of 'British' People Power: "Pay your tax!"

For the first time in a long time I feel pretty damn good today

More Owners Giving Up Pets In Tough Economy

Barney Frank Makes a Fool Out of Conservative Reporter Over 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Random bag searches begin on the Washington Metro

Watch the live siging of repeal of DADT!

"WTF" The Acronym For The CIA's Taskforce Investigating WikiLeaks - True Story

Good grief. Republicans still trying to block DADT repeal.

"Be selfish, give a gift to a homeless person" -- Doc Gurley, San Francisco, CA

Barney Frank PWNS right-wing reporter...

The Republican wall of defense has been demolished.


A rather amazing weather image ...

Is there such a thing as a plain ATM card anymore?

Conservatives Finally Turn on Their Own

Toles Toon: One Tiny Reindeer

Just say "No"

Just say "No"

9/11 Health Bill Put GOP in a Corner Politically

Strom Coburn's Office video

It's time for today's families, in all our diversity, to find our political voice & reshape society

Will Boxer and Feinstein fight for Liu's nomination if its re-submitted

GDP Chart Illustrates Economic Improvement Under Obama

An invitation to argue about a minor issue (less important than breatsfeeding in Olive Garden)

Home Loan Demand Drops

Proposed Amendment to the United States Constitution: "The Duh Provision"

Ousted general McChrystal to publish memoir

Finally, an explanation for the Freeper/Teabagger mindset

Mother Jones: For-Profit College Loan Fail

Is Rachel Maddow An "Obama Cheerleader"?

Officialdom is determined to deprive NY subway riders of any pleasure

New Michigan Gov wants to reduce the wage and benefit cost of public employees

Bank Of America Accused Of Breaking Into Woman's Home, Taking Husband's Ashes

My response to a Facebook "OMG there's a war on Christmas" poster

The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good

You might want to un-freep this.

You might want to un-freep this.

START ratified - 71 - 26 !!!

START + ? -19 by my count

The continuing saga of Cablevision rate increases, or how I cut the cable

Pfizer recalls 360,000 bottles of Lipitor for musty odor from wood preservative

Ron Wyden is there to vote... 48 hours after surgery.

Oliphant Toon- Congratulations

FBI Expands 'Witch Hunt' Against Antiwar Activists

START passes 71-26

Any DUers Big Enough To Apologize To Obama For Last Week's Anti-BO Shitstorm?

Any DUers Big Enough To Apologize To Obama For Last Week's Anti-BO Shitstorm?

Evening Tea(baggers)

Hospital loses affiliation with Catholic church because it saved the mother's life, losing fetus

Early changes of DADT repeal take affect on Army

WikiLeaks: Vatican vetoed Holocaust memorial over Pope Pius XII World War II activity

The Off-Center Center

Lame Duck 2010: A session of bipartisanship.

Will you have your money out of Bank O' Murika before the Wikileak?

I hate this. How much longer? How much longer until . . . .

So it's easier to peel off GOP votes after a bad election loss?

Bridgewater spends $17K to defend $5 fee it charged resident

Hallelujah from Quinhagak, Alaska


U.S. diplomats were leery of Allen Stanford - cable

Robert Scheer: Richard Holbrooke wasn't all that

So my favorite wingnut sends me a link to an AP story on the deficit

It’s time for a new news network: “The WIKI News Network”

Ah, The internets know.

Controversy pushes girl off coed hockey team

Sen. Gillibrand: America Made Their Voices Heard For Our 9/11 Heroes

Obama to hold news conference @ 4:15 Eastern

23 percent can't pass military exam

JAL wheelchair doesn't trip up metal detectors

Good riddence to this Lame Duck Congress...

Vitter Blames Undocumented Immigrants For Loss Of Louisiana Congressional Seat

I smell fear.

*** Cenk to interview Assange on MSNBC NOW! ****

The Simpsons addressed DADT

'Jesus' Ultrasound Featured In New Billboards

Nose stud lawsuit given more time (student belongs to the Church of Body Modification)

One asshole out of 300 million.

AQ targeting salad bars.

Homeland Security warns against Al Qaeda poisoning of salad bars and hotel buffets

So, McChrystal has written his memoir.

Did you see David Brock blow Tweety's mind?

"Today was a repudiation of that shame and a refusal to acquiesce to second class citizenship"

"Today was a repudiation of that shame and a refusal to acquiesce to second class citizenship"

"When it's all going to be said and done, Harry Reid has eaten our lunch."

Rural America gets even more sparsely populated

Merry Christmas, America - "Giving Back The Ring"

Amendment to repeal tax break for corporate offshoring?

Amendment to repeal tax break for corporate offshoring?

Post Election Democrats

Popular Christmas Gift For Women:

Former US Government comptroller: If there is no return of manufacturing jobs, there is no recovery

( S. 1334 ) We struck a deal? A fu*king DEAL?!

State of Alaska to sue over polar bear protection

Democrats Hang Tough on Internet Legislation

Obama's Biggest Test is Just Around the Corner. What We Need to Know.

Police: Officers shoot, kill dog attacking horse in Old Sac

"The biggest threat now is from home grown terrorists"

It's a beautiful day! Welcome to the new military my LGBT friends!!

Here Comes Jeb

Border collie takes record for biggest vocabulary

Broadway actor blasts director of Spider-Man musical

Canada's population growing because of immigration: StatsCan

New word for new times: "Bankglary"

Oops: Fox Nation Said Barbour Easily 'Fends Off Left-Wing Racial Smears'

First responders deserve what they received

Credit Card companies pushing for mandatory 1099s when you pay by check

Prez Obama Speaks To Service Chiefs, All Ready To Move Forward Quickly w/ DADT Implemention & Cert

Man charged with tossing puppy from car

It just came to me that A Christmas Carol has several anti-Semitic themes

On average, US couples spend $19,581 for their wedding

the crap you get to see when watching tv over the internet...via the accompanying 'chat' box:

It's not too early, the GOP presidential candidates are already starting to poke around.

Alan Simpson

Great News for Christmas & The Holidays

Some hard to teach because of genetics

WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton , Dudus Coke and the Jamaica PMs wife


President Obama says his positions on marriage equality are evolving

OK, so what did Schumer do to Coburn et al. to get them to do a 180

My cable bill went up $4.03 due to a 'rate increase' without adequate explanation

Freeperville is self-destructing...

Are you smarter than a Fox News viewer? How about a CNN viewer?

U.S. Senate approves Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract for Marinette Marine

I don't understand this "the dems are eating our lunch" comment

Unemployed Man Wins $1 Million at McDonald's

NYPD Whistle blower secretly records evidence of a ticket & arrest quota system

Wikileaks Leak? Norwegian Paper Claims Access to Entire Cache of Cables

Wonder how long after implementation of DADT, our teachers can serve openly

I'm a bit confused how was Wikileaks set up so that Assange did not know who was giving information?

The Past Speaking to the Present (thanks Pale Blue Dot)

NASA facing down the stupid: "credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012."

Bigoted right-wing cartoonist throws a hissyfit.

COOL - NEW START TREATY! Now we can only destroy the world 100 times.

Fox News Chyron Identifies Elie Wiesel As “Holocaust Winner”

Sigh... oh China

Pailn's "show" may be picked up for a 2nd season? (according to Ed Schultz)

Banks Breaking into Occupied Homes, Stealing Items (Really)

Private, Opposition TV Continues to Dominate in Venezuela, New Paper Finds

Sen. Reid Fulfills Pledge to Dan Choi.

Sen. Schumer and Sen. Gillibrand after Senate passage of a bill to assist 9/11 First Responders-pics

LTTE - The Relationship Between College and Jobs

E-mail sent to me about military pay.

So, whatever happened with all that TSA outrage?

VIDEO of Lt. Dan Choi getting his ring back

With repeal of DADT, Obama begins talking about DOMA repeal.

I almost get the feeling that some in South Korea WANT a war

O.K., something bothers me every time I see Sarah on the TV machine....

White House Drafts Executive Order For Indefinite Detention - RawStory/ProPublica

Target.... Thought it was a "Blue" Business.

Here's another bill the Senate passed today that no one is talking about

Chris Cillizza Thinks Pissing Off Liberals With Tax Cut Deal Made Obama 'Look Big'

Someone please explain -- why is the FCC decision about Net Neutrality bad?

Dahr Jamail: Rape Rampant in US Military

Ancient humans, dubbed 'Denisovans', interbred with us

Diners Ask Restaurant For 47 Separate Checks... And That's Before They Pulled Out Their Groupons

The Rude Pundit: Agree With Him or Not, President Obama Can Still Fuck Your Shit Up


Okay, so the Gretchen thing claims Jon Stewart isn't a "real" news show while on FOX NOISE?

Banks Accused of Illegally Breaking Into Homes

Breaking: HOTEL getting evacuated

I think the FCC ruling today is another big win for Obama.

President Barack Obama signs the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 - pics

Pricey wish-list found on train

Barney Frank completely pwns hapless CNS reporter attempting 'gotcha' DADT question


Elie Wiesel is Fox News' 'Holocaust Winner'

Elie Wiesel is Fox News' 'Holocaust Winner'

WOO HOO! GOP asshats blink, deal reached on 9/11 first responders bill in Senate!

Lt. Choi gets his ring back!!

Clearly, there's a misinformation campaign against President Obama

So how come the Catholic schools can do better than the public schools?

Must Be Christmas....White House Talking Fear Again...

Here's the solution to Social Security according to a freeper

Here's the solution to Social Security according to a freeper

2011: Year of Resistance

Nice picture of Senate Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi at DADT repeal signing

New law will make Venezuela a dictatorship, warns archbishop

We can't close GITMO because we engaged in war crimes..

Scientists say carbs—not fat—are the biggest problem with America’s diet

Another conservative out-of-context smear: Nina Totenberg falsely accused of dissing Christmas

START passes. Another success for Obama and the Democrats.

VVAW: Hanoi Jane

Beat it - loser!!

It's an effin' good day to be a Democrat.

Kudos To Jon Stewart

Maybe the new fad will be the construction of 'children's apartments' in retirement homes

RIAA, MPAA recruit MasterCard to help them police the Internet

Judge finds ‘increasing’ difficulty in seating marijuana juries

The David Epstein incest case: If homosexuality is OK, why is incest wrong?

DUers make a difference: 70,000 meals to feed the hungry! -- Yes, I said SEVENTY THOUSAND meals!

DUers make a difference: 70,000 meals to feed the hungry! -- Yes, I said SEVENTY THOUSAND meals!

Michael Savage Sues Talk Radio Network Over 'Indentured Servitude'

"OKC Teen Arrested for Using Permanent Marker in Class"

"Four Men Arrested For Laughing At Cop's Failed Pot Bust"

What the hell is wrong with making deals?

The Democratic leaders are not even pretending to defend Social Security.

What being a Christian means to me.

"The rats are jumping ship"



Who here remembers "Media Whores Online"?

What We Learn from WikiLeaks (denial from the media of what's in the cables)

Vaguely disturbing day...

“Palingates” named BEST POLITICAL BLOG of 2010 –HERE IS WHY:

9/11 First Responders Storm Tom Coburn's Office To Protest Block On Their Health Care Bill (VIDEO)

"I broke under the pressure, warden"

The United States today operates as an Empire in service of Royalty -- the Filthy Rich.

It's been decades since I've played air hockey... but this was ME!!!

If you've been wondering what to get MFM for Christmas... wonder no longer.

And finally: Help me, OB-GYN-TSA... you're my only hope.

OK, folks. Help me decide between two almost identical pair of boo . . . .

Hmmmmmm... I wonder what THIS button does.

VIDEO: Last Minutes With Oden

Happy Solstice, everyone!

Delete, duplicate.

ANOTHER MAJOR disappointment by the Obama Administration

OK. Trivia question for all of you Janis Joplin fans...........

My puppies just untied a knot in a sock toy

Aw, HELL, no...

Something funny!


Photo of the Week ~ Peace Around the Globe

Holy Moly Annie! We're in for a helluva night here in So. Cal!

RIP Joe Strummer 1952-2002

W W J S ?

Help stamp out ignorance!


Cooking is hard.

Have any big sports fans dropped cable here?

Happy Birthday Frank Zappa

ANOTHER disappointment by the Obama Administration

Why does the little "puke" emoticon have orange puke?

Will clothes be more on sale this week for Christmas buying, or next week, to get rid of it all?

Do you like A Christmas Story? Thank Porky's for it! 12 things you may not know about the movie

Need help selecting a Lee Greenwood CD for a friend. Your suggestions?

It all began with an iPhone...

Ahhhh the holidays. Here is someone's Christmas rant :

Tomorrow is Festivus -- how do you plan to celebrate?

More Derp than is really necessary...

write your own verse to the tune of a christmas carol

"River" Joni Mitchel or Sarah McLachlan?

Jets coach Rex Ryan dodges questions about wife's foot fetish video.

Thunderbirds Are Go

Ghostly Countdown -- 3

Ready or not, I'm in NYC/NJ for a couple of weeks

A Facebook question: how can I delete one of my names on Facebook?

Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one.

Mnemonics: Your Dear, Dear Friend

Poll question: OK, folks. Help me decide between two almost identical pair of boobs

Perky Pundits of Positivity! After listening to the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity,

I'm feeling pretty ripped off by the "identical pair of boobs" thread.

Klingon Christmas Carol brought to the stage

My boss is retiring; tomorrow is his last day

What's better than a Sammy Hagar song with a keyboard solo?

Montana Jury Pool Stages 'Mutiny' Over Pot Possession Charge

Best resort/hotel/ you have ever stayed at. For me it has to be the Chateau Montebello in

Have you ever, or do you know someone who has, seen a UFO?

Every person in the world is born with a large gaping hole in their chest.

What about me?

The year Kenny Loggins ruined Christmas

My vote for CD of the year 2010 - Mean Old Man- Jerry Lee Lewis,

Christmas gifts that you would never ever give?

Why do dogs do this?

Okay, So, I'm a traitor in the War on Christmas

Happy Cephalopodmas everyone!

I just saw Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa's concert for Frank's 70th birthday.

If you make an exchange at an Apple store, unless you want a refurbished item, insist that what you

Have you ever, or do you know someone who has, seen a MOFO?

Christmas songs done by rock bands

Road Trip Vacation Advice: Seattle-San Diego in 15 days

What on earth IS this creature?! (Oscar?)

Mr. Bean conducting a brass quartet

A strange thing has happened to me

What's your favorite kind of kitteh?

My hovercraft is full of eels.

Had my dentist appointment. Got told to 'breathe' quite often. Next appointment he gave me Xanax..

How did you come up with a name for your pets. I got my cat Monster from the vets. I went in and

What was your favourite meal as a kid. Mine has to be sandwichs made

Critics say Denver extorting millions from car owners

Chevron's Desperation, Evidence Tampering,and Insults to Indigenous Culture Growing in Ecuador Trial

Ray Bradbury wasn't condemning censorship in "Fahrenheit 451"

Sarah Palin Flip Flops and Decides the WikiLeaks Cables on Iran Are Very Useful

‘People affiliated with our organization have already been assassinated,’ Assange claims

US military pushes Obama to allow more Pakistan raids

More Owners Giving Up Pets In Tough Economy

UN members restore reference to sexual orientation in resolution on unjustified killings

Strong Earthquake Near Japan Triggers Tsunami Warning

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange says police feared he would be assassinated outside High Court

Target Continues To Make The Political Donations They Had Previously Apologized For Making

Last-ditch McConnell 'don't ask' amendment blocked

WikiLeaks’ Assange fires back at The Guardian to competitor

The Michael Moore interview (With Rachel Maddow About His Defense Of Julian Assange)

UConn women get Division I record 89th straight win

Israeli fighter jets attack Gaza

Missoula District Court: Jury Pool In Marijuana Case Stages ‘Mutiny’

UN chief warns of 'real risk' of Ivory Coast civil war

Julian Assange: 'I feel at peace'

Halliburton settles Nigeria bribery claims for $35 million

Chile lawyer seeks arrest of 4 ex-officials in singer Victor Jara's killing during '73 coup

San Jose city manager moves to fire cop involved in videotaped beating

Senate poised to pass nuclear treaty, giving Obama a major victory

Belarus: 7 presidential candidates face 15 years in prison

Feds to pay $2.5 million over 'terrorist' wiretaps

Report: Lebanon PM halts backing of Hariri tribunal in effort to calm tensions with Hezbollah

Huge South Korea drill likely to infuriate North

Protests in Athens before austerity budget vote

WTF? OMG, LOL CIA gives WikiLeaks taskforce naughty name

Overseas rights group says concerned over fate of Tibetan monks detained after 2008 protests

Wikeleaks: UK trains Bangladesh death squads

Judge finds ‘increasing’ difficulty in seating marijuana juries

3 Iraqi cities cancel Christmas festivities

U.S. diplomats were leery of Allen Stanford - cable

WTF? OMG, LOL CIA gives WikiLeaks taskforce naughty name

CIA launches task force to assess impact of U.S. cables' exposure by WikiLeaks

9/11 health bill vote may come Wednesday

Best "Non-traditional" Christmas Movie??

Two firefighters killed, 14 hurt in South Shore fire

GOP Objections Threaten Whistle-Blower Rights Bill

Deal for 9/11 Health Bill Reached in Senate

EXCLUSIVE: Senate Strikes Deal on 9/11 First Responders Bill

Italian students hold anti-government protests

Pakistan police detained over Benazir Bhutto murder

Crude Oil Climbs to Two-Year High on U.S. Supply Decline, Economic Growth

Moscow Police Chief Questions Civil Liberties

WikiLeaks Joins Forces With Billionaire Lebedev (to Leak Russian Material)

South Korea vows to 'punish the enemy' as it prepares for military drills

Ivory Coast: France warns nationals to leave

Saudi king leaves New York hospital

World Bank Cuts Ivorian Financing as Crisis Deepens

UN looking into WikiLeaks suspect's (Pfc. Bradley Manning) treatment

Senate Unanimously Passes 9/11 First Responders Bill

Croatia heads to finalise EU entry talks

(British) Conservative links to Murdoch under scrutiny as private meeting revealed

Supreme Court rules against Miller

Afghan Taliban leadership splintered by intense US military campaign (Tribal elders & villagers say)

Parents of NJ student who killed himself to sue (webcam spying on gay encounter)

Major health insurers in California to resume offering individual policies for children

Congress passes revised 9/11 first-responders health benefits bill

Congress passes revised 9/11 first-responders health benefits bill

WikiLeaks cables: Iraq security firms operate 'mafia' to inflate prices

I'm having fried turkey from Popeye's for Christmas. What are YOU having?

(Alaska) Supreme Court rules against Miller

UN looking into WikiLeaks suspect's (Bradley Manning) treatment

Homosexuality pulled from Alberta disorders guide

Extremist (RW) radio host goes down swinging before 33 month sentence is set

Senate approves defense bill, sends it to House

Argentina former leader Jorge Videla jailed for life

U.S. Facing Largest Hospital Drug Shortage in Decades

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Wednesday December 22

Schwarzenegger declares state of emergency as storms pound California

Senate votes 71-26 to approve nuclear arms treaty with Russia

Dad, Son Sentenced to Death in Oregon Bank Bombing

Report: Alaska pipeline not in long-range projects

Norwegian Newpaper gets its hands on WikiLeaks cables (All 250,000)

Argentina jails for life 15 'dirty war' cops

Obama: DOMA Should Be Repealed, Lawyers Looking At 'Range Of Options'

(U.S. Rep. Dana) Rohrabacher, Righeimer defend Honduras visit

WikiLeaks cables: US intervened in Michael Moore NZ screening

Breaking: Lt. Choi to Report for Duty Tomorrow

UK: Kettling Video (Of Police "Containing" Students) 'Appalling', Police Watchdog Panel Chair Says

Venezuela Bars Foreign Funding for NGOs

Venezuela to Make Lawmakers Vote With Their Parties

Catholic Health Association backs Phoenix hospital

Obama signs 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

GDP report: Economic growth ticks up to 2.6%

New Zealand UFO files released

Shock: Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson favors marijuana legalization

Stocks flat as GDP growth falls below estimates

The WikiLeaks strategy: Bank of America buys up abusive domain names

House Will Stay to Pass 9/11 Bill - Senate vote scheduled for tomorrow.

The lame duck wins are adding up for Obama

White House White Board: Health Reform & Rate Review

Via Twitter: Lt. Dan Choi to attend DADT signing, pick up his ring for Senator Reid.

More Americans Believe in Strict Creationism

Manchin Apologizes for Missing Votes

Obama calls after historic win

Do people turn Repuke if they move to a Repuke area?

Oh happy day-I signed #DADT repeal, sending to @whitehouse for President's sig into law tomorrow!

Don't forget tomorrow is our historic !!!!

Incrementalism works

Harry Reid deserves some major credit for the last two weeks of victories...

67-28 Obama win

A group of unsung and unnoticed heros in the DADT debate

Can someone explain to me why Will Rodriguez-Williams is a RETHUG

2012 Poll of North Carolina: Obama leads all except Huckabee (who leads by insignificant 1-point)

"She pulled me into her arms and said...."

***HEADS UP*** President Obama signs Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010

Is there still hope for the 9/11 responders bill?

2012 Poll of Florida--Obama leads all prominent GOP candidates

Senate will vote on New START Wednesday afternoon (by 2:00 PM), POTUS presser likely to follow.

PPP: GOP trending more Conservative

Urgent to frame health and regulatory funding issues starting now!!

The Logic Of McConnell's Dickishness

"Obama's political arm vows to revive DREAM Act"

US: Detainee Transfer Ban Will Hinder Terror Fight (Human Rights Watch)

UPDATE: Deal Reached on 9/11 Health Bill

Elizabeth Warren: Held to Account (Vogue profile)

I apologize to my GLBT friends here at DU. Again.

Cheerleader taking free-speech suit to high court (dismissed for refusing to cheer for rapist)

If John Kerry never asked Barack Obama to be his Keynote speaker would Obama be President today?

How many has Obama ACCOMPLISHMENTS in two years...

Obama administration makes federal case out of gay bulling suicide

Reid talk on CNN NOW!!!!

START passes with 71 Ayes!!

Along with START, 9/11 Health Bill, Defense Bill passed too. n/t

New Start passes with 71 votes

*******Obama News Conference at 4:15 ET*******

New START pass Vote Roll

New START pass Vote Roll

Senate Passes... Everything

"Reid believes a deal has been reached to pass 9/11 health bill"

"Palin can't get elected"

Photo: Kerry leaves Kyl's office prior to final START vote

President Obama holds year-end news conference

For all here who liked Chris Heinz in 2004, he now has a baby son, Jack

9/11 Responders bill passed unanimously in the Senate. 23 and counting R's have voted NO in House!

What a difference having a Commander in Chief who is really in command of the situation

Bob Marshall: NOT SO FAST on DADT not in my state of VA.

This stunning lame duck session

Very pleased to hear Pres. Obama speaking passionately about civil rights and ideals today.

Congress Grants Broad Prize Authority to All Federal Agencies ($45 billion over three years)

Obama Stands by Opposition to Gay Marriage - but Feelings "Evolving"

Obama's tax deal and the future of Social Security

President Obama Rocks

You know what, I'm going to say it. This is the most positive I've seen DU in quite a few months

Sen. Reid returns West Point ring to Dan Choi.

Obama Signs DADT Repeal Into Law

Biden is presiding over the Senate. . .

9/11 Health Bill Passes Unanimously!

My life saved by President Clinton's reprieve of 24-year sentence for crack

Lest we forget -- one of the first capitulations...

WOW!!!!! ! What a helluva Lameduck session!!!

Obama/Dem Hat Trick: 2nd Stimulus - DADT Repeal - START Treaty (and some others too) CHUH-CHING!!

Democrats Up In Arms Over Hints Of Reduced Aid For Israel

Best. President. Ever (take two).

Huckabee: Sarah Palin’s wrong, Michelle Obama’s right

*** *** Thank You Senator Kerry *** ***

I don't know about you, but I'm absolutely loving watching the MSM kiss Obama's Ass

"I don't think...we can afford a series of tax breaks for people who are doing very well"

In a Sign of Foreclosure Flaws, Suits Claim Break-Ins by Banks

Nate Silver - Exurban Growth Should Bolster G.O.P. in Congressional Redistricting

Thank You Mr. President for a great two years.

Let Start A Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays Thread For The Obama Family

Sen. Manchin D-WV, fears commercials about him voting for/against DADT/DREAM Acts --turns tail...

This lame duck session will "restore" the democratic base and bring independents back to Obama

Obama walks back on Guantánamo (Bush-era indefinite detention without trial will continue)

Best. President. In my Lifetime.

Poll: Lame duck boosts Obama; GOP slips

Best. President. Ever.

Is it only me or does anyone else feel like these were not Obama's victories?

MRN: Once Thor Goes Black, He Don't Go Black

Mike Malloy - Republicans Block Child Marriage Act

Mike Malloy - Republicans Block Dream Act

Mike Malloy - Secession Ball

Rachel Maddow Show Special Event: Leadership in America (DADT repealed, now what)

Young Turks: Creationism, God & Evolution - Poll

A&P Workers Ask: Why, Big Y? What About Our Jobs?

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Concentration Moon

Use One Word To Describe Sarah Palin

Senator Arlen Specter Slams Republican ''Cannibalism'' & The Supreme Court in Farewell Speech

Don't Ask, Do Tell.

TDPS: IS Fox News Making People Stupid?! Short Answer: Yes. Long answer: Yes

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Global Warming? Or Climate Change?

Senator Sessions Rants Against Judicial Nominees With 'ACLU DNA'

TNGA Rep. Mumpower Now $125k GOP Sidekick to Top Tennessee Money Cop!

Anti-Gay Chicago Group AFTAH Makes 'Hate List'

Sarah Palin: Misinformer of the Year

Will Net Neutrality Save the Internet?

It's NOT such a Wonderful Life!

14 Fascist Things by Old Fart Rants

RIP Net Neutrality: Art Brodsky of Public Knowledge

Bouncing Souls - Airport Security MUSIC VIDEO!!

Obama promise to repeal DADT at the SOTU

9/11 First Responder Recounts How McCain Ignored Him

How to Brainwash a Nation

David Silverman vs. Bill Donohue on Fox News

Big Business Dupes Evangelicals Into Voting Republican

Cenk Is Interviewing Julian Assange On Ratigan Today And Hosting The Ed Show Tomorrow!

Homeless For the Holidays - Homeowners Get Arrested

Thom Hartmann - Daily Take: How to End Islamic Extremism

Thom Hartmann - Greg Palast busted by BP?

Thom Harmtann: 9/11 First Responders John Devlin and Kenny George plead for Bill

Michael Moore on Rachel Maddow, Live at the 92nd st Y

Thom Hartmann: FCC caves on Net Neutrality

Thom Hartmann: Media exit from the War

Barney Frank on 'Radical Homosexual Agenda': Two down, two to go!

TYT: Net Neutrality Deal: Good or Bad?

President Obama Signs Law Repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell"


Starving in DC

'WikiLeaks Assange to Tweet Banksters Down'

Fox News' Shep Smith Shames Coburn For Blocking 9/11 Bill

Bond Crisis Looming!

Weird Liberal Head Show #250: DADT is DEAD!!! Or is it???

An idiot claims (lies) that lame duck sessions of Congress are illegal - Fox News does not challenge

Frost over the World - Julian Assange

Keeping The Promise: Lt. Dan Choi and Senator Reid

Rachel Maddow Interviews Michael Moore: "WikiLeaks Is More Than Just This One Man"

President Obama: Two Years of Progress

Ground Zero Workers Visit Coburn’s Office To Beg Him To Lift Hold On 9/11 First Responders Bill

Vince Cable's idiocy has ripped apart Lib Dem strategy (UK)

Specter assails ideological 'cannibalism' in Senate in farewell speech.

Another Score: Joe Biden & Ad Melkert Deliver on Iraq.

Brzezinski on Afghanistan & New START

Debra J. Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle: Obama maintains Bush policies he once slammed

French village which will 'survive 2012 Armageddon' plagued by visitors

In this Dickensian season, a Victorian clique still rules (UK)

The Consequences of GOP Bitching: Santa Refuses to Work on Xmas

"The Spirit of Scrooge"

Norwegian newspaper claims to have access to full trove of WikiLeaks cables

Are We Too Dumb for Democracy? The Logic Behind Self-Delusion

Amy Goodman: President Obama’s Christmas Gift to AT&T (and Comcast and Verizon)

Police State: Cops Can Throw People in Jail for Sitting on a Sidewalk?

The Migrant Hotel - Where Deportees Find Shelter

From the people who brought you the pay toilet

Reddit Political Action Committee: We're Not Happy With the New Net Neutrality Rules

Italian Students Protest Budget Cuts (PHOTOS)

Conservative links to Murdoch under scrutiny as private meeting revealed

The French State Prepares for Class War

The Protocols of Rupert Murdoch (Jonathan Schell)

WikiLeaks cables: US intervened in Michael Moore NZ screening

99ers unemployment extension: Protests against 2010 Obama decision

Here Comes Jeb

Robert Scheer: Speaking Ill of ‘the Best and the Brightest’

Bank of America: How NOT to Defend Yourselves in the New Media

A little bit of lighting hope in a dark world

GOES-11 Captures the "Pineapple Express"

Peak oil review - Dec 20

Drumbeat: December 22, 2010

Exeter climate research highlights the ‘compost bomb’

UNH Scientists Help Show Potent GHG (nitrous oxide) Emissions Are Three Times Estimated Levels

WaPo: EV subsidies are "the biggest taxpayer rip-off since corn-based ethanol"

Rainforest conservation needs new direction to address climate change

Keeling's Legacy - "Nature Doesn't Care How Hard We Tried" - NYT

Chinese Paleontology Site Shows Full Ecosystem Recovery From Permian Extinction Took 10 Million Yrs

Chinese Paleontology Site Shows Full Ecosystem Recovery From Permian Extinction Took 10 Million Yrs

AP: 2010's world gone wild: Quakes, floods, blizzards

list of organizations receiving funds from EXXON

Genetic Breakthrough May Aid In Fight Against Parasitic Bee Mites

The Fifth Anniversary of the Death of Charles David Keeling --Discover of the Keeling CO2 Curve

This image shows rainfall amounts over California from December 18 to 20, 2010.

Game Theory: Climate Talks Destined to Fail

Jerry Brown wins settlement requiring Forest Service to reconsider roads in national forests

Oil Industry Loses Challenge to EPA's Handling of Renewable Fuel Rule

Scientists Tracking 99-100% Mortality Rates In Eastern Bat Species From White Nose Fungus - WP

64 cattle trapped in building collapse in SE Minn.

Help stamp out ignorance!

Palm Beach County plans to lift ban on guns in parks (Florida - Mirrors state law)

Justice Breyer's Sharp Aim

East End store owners fighting back (Houston, Tx)

A safety device for revolvers and pistols I have never heard of ...

Man Who Killed Dog Walker for Dog on Lawn Talks for the First Time

Chile lawyer seeks arrest of 4 ex-officials in singer Victor Jara's killing during '73 coup

Argentina jails for life 15 'dirty war' cops

WSJ’s Mary O’Grady Rewrites WikiLeaks, by Belén Fernández

Amid hardships, fragile fanal lights are sentinels of Haiti's holiday season

Ex-Argentine dictator says terrorists run country

Uribe opens Twitter attack on journalist

Lack of government protection hurts Colombia's displaced

Francisco Chavez Abarca admits receiving orders from Posada Carriles (in Spanish)

Un Homenaje (and critique of) to Senator Dodd Upon his Retirement - Larry Birns and Eloy Fisher

Trial opens for suspect in 1990s Cuba bombings

Judy do you have a picture of Miguel Saavedra with a gold chain around his neck in your archives?

Ecuador approves military agreements with Brazil, Venezuela

Buying the Press. Documents reveal multimillion-dollar funding to journalists and media in Venezuela

Wikileaks: payments in the millions to individual dissidents in Cuba and Miami

Chavez's 'democracy': Squashed & gutted

UConn's women -89

Diebold sports poll?

The Beef O' Brady's Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Pete

Gloat-Free NBA Scores (Tuesday, December 21)

my favorite annual ESPN article - Strange but True Pitching facts from the 2010 season

Yeah, this is pretty awesome.

Larry Brown hangs it up in Charlotte - with a 9-19 record.

Is Rex Ryan's Wife Making Foot Fetish Videos?

Sit Back In Your Easy Chair: An HRC VP Believes Passage Of ENDA Is On Auto-Pilot

To the Gay Community: Now That You Can Join the Military, Please Don’t!

A DADT question

Ali Forney Center's Carl Siciliano Blasts Bloomberg's Cuts To Homeless Gay Kids (Link has help link)

Congratulations to the entire GLBT community for your victory today. I cherish this

This needs to go viral!!!

Quick action: sign in support of anti-discrimination policy at Belmont Univ

A very interesting story: Another buyer wants Boy Scouts HQ to donate to gay groups

Happy Holidays!

United Nations Restores Resolution Condemning Executions Of Gays

After Apology, Target Still Donating To Anti-Gay Campaigns

Israeli fighter jets attack Gaza

Hamas cell planned attack on Ramallah: PA police

Israel files complaint to UN over rocket attacks from Gaza

Two-thirds of Jews killed in Holocaust identified

Undeniable Proof that Obama is a Secret Atheist

My God Is Real, Jerry Lee Lewis style

Cyanide & Happiness is so damn hilarious

FOX News: Father Morris lauds power of prayer, then says it's unhealthy to have an imaginary friend.

I would like to admit that I believe in a higher power.

If God were on Facebook

I stand accused of worshipping science as a god

Fantastic pic: Shuttle Discovery on the pad, with lunar eclipse

A Scientist, His Work, and a Climate Reckoning

Ancient humans, dubbed 'Denisovans', interbred with us

Scale of the Universe

8-Year-Olds Publish Scientific Study on Bees

African elephant is two species, researchers say (BBC)

Wild chimps make their own 'dolls'

String theory fails a test at LHC. 2010 Year in Pictures

Another Street Photographer, but with a twist

ice cave

...and theWINNER is...

Showing it in color was like "turning on the light"

Two more for the heck of it - and now I'm all done with this wacky location

An interesting viewfinder replacement, the Clearviewer.