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Archives: February 22, 2009

California's Problems

Hold the Eulogies, Kennedy Says

Hold the Eulogies, Kennedy Says

Cardinals turn on Pope Invisible

Any seeing eye lemmins fans here?

Reminder: 7pmCT on HBO, "Taking Chance" is on.

Seventy-Five percent of Bushies can't get hired for...

Feds Grill Burris For Hours Today In Blagojevich Corruption Scandal is hiring - we need more Progressive writers

How Japan's frugality screwed them- see also how employers

To live or die in Mexico

So I've been reading GD. I pose a question:

In case you missed it, yet another bank went belly-up Friday......

Mass migrations and war: Dire climate scenario

If you missed Moyers last night, catch it now online...highly recommended

If you missed Moyers last night, catch it now online...highly recommended

Has military recruitment stepped up a notch in this country?

EDITIORIAL >> Icy reception for repairmen

FBI investigates possible links with Mexico drug gang


How the Crash Will Reshape America (from The Atlantic)

"little diddy..bout Jack and Diane".. two American kids growin up..

75% of ex-Bush officials can't get hired!

Re the government food stored in huge

Lost and found: palace of Robert the Bruce

How is the Obama administration being portrayed by the GOP-controlled media?

This might sound corny but

When does the $13 extra dollars go in to effect?

Lawsuit Renews Mystery Of Geronimo's Skull

C-Span...Michael Wolff saying Murdoch will buy the NYT's...Fascinating..Anyone Watching? recommends "Free Lunch" by David Cay Johnston

I think we will come to find that Stanfordgate is many scandals in one large scandal.

Anthropologists Toughen Ethics Code

Nonprofit feeds 5,000 in Ohio town of 12,000 after layoffs (DHL closing)

State Department's 'Identifying Misinformation' no longer available:

State Department's 'Identifying Misinformation' no longer available:


Pearls Before Swine

FReepers protest "Hanoi Jane" at Eugene O'Neill Theatre in NYC

Freep: "So that $13 dollars we are suppose to see on our paychecks will not even be visible"

"Glenn Beck is an idiot" yields 142,000 Google hits

Israel assassinating Iranian scientists

I was fired yesterday, but not due to the recession.

The unclaimed ashes of hard times

This explains a WHOLE lot

Obama takes a moment to think

Origins of Pompeii-style artefacts examined at ISIS

Iran's official response regarding Nukes . . TOON

I am really plastered

CNBC - Fox News for (more) intelligent people

Isn't it ironic that the Freepers say the stimulus was too big, but the tax cut

Paterson Admits Role in Kennedy Smear

Anyone watch C-Span's Brian Lamb interview guy who wrote "Bowling Alone?"

If you don't think $13 per week is worth anything or don't need the additional $

The unclaimed ashes of hard times

Argh. I'm trying to search archives and it won't work for me.

Latvia goes the way of Iceland

Latvia goes the way of Iceland

Clive Stafford Smith: Britain’s omertà on torture is a crime

Test firing an Elizabethan cannon

More love for Molly Ivins - The Suicide of Capitalism

About Guv Sanford of SC...

Another Coalition of the Leaving: America Yields in Battle for NATO Troops

Since an arrest is imminent in the Chandra Levy case

Where's the outrage over this new "Where's the Outrage..?" meme?

I Just Spent the Last 2 Hours Crying While Watching the HBO Movie - Taking Chance

The Stanford Files:FBI’s first probe was 20 years ago

Too big to fail and too small to survive...

WJ on CSpin this morning

Virg Bernero vs. Rick Santelli- review of "news" coverage via Google

What in the Name of the Crusades are Tennessee Evangelicals Doing in Kurdish Iraq?

This is the best image ever to describe why we are in trouble

Kanye West: Make 'That's So Gay' a Compliment

This is ridiculously picayune: New Word

Looking for advice, personal

Thousands in Fort Lauderdale line up for shot at affordable housing

Heads up for anyone who has a teenage daughter.

If Obama does well, and demographic trends continue, is a landslide in 2012 likely?


Picture of the Day

The Effect of Space Debris on Climate Change

President Obama is letting the bu$h* tax breaks for the wealthy EXPIRE

Economist Dean Baker on book tv

Crisis may be worse than Depression: Volcker

Thank you to whoever gave me a heart!...

Calif. GOP Tries To Re-Energize Its Ranks- Appologize to Gray Davis for its role in recall?

Ironworkers at Dana-Farber resume a beloved ritual, providing moments of joy for cancer patients


Thank you for the hearts...

US Needs Another $83 Billion for Wars This Year-($7.3 Billion for the Afghan Surge)


Seattle man accused of sinking his own yacht

Destroy any sort of historical record!

Why do Republics need a national leader?

cnn: new meme from mitch mcconnell...Obama spending 36 billion dollars a day

Oklahoma Votes on Taking Gitmo Detainees: Thanks, but No Thanks!

Is it better for the Pakistanis (and NATO in Afghanistan) to keep warring with the Taliban?

A New Kind of Homeless Policy

Republicans should be painted as Unpatriotic and enemies of the Working Class.

Paul Krugman and Nouriel Roubini both on the This Week roundtable

Paul Krugman and Nouriel Roubini both on the This Week roundtable

Serious Topic: When a Weight Problem Causes a Relationship Problem…

Many thanks for the hearts, whoever you(se) are!!

Want a good reason to hate Hugo Chavez?

Could a Sudden Collapse of Mexico Be Obama's Surprise Foreign Policy Challenge?

Charlie Crist: "There is a national leader, his name is President Obama."

In Nation’s Largest County, 20% - 2.2 Mil - Now Receiving Public Assistance

Assaults on our constitution come from all sides.

The next Bush in politics? Not quite yet

Like most of you, I follow DU as often as I can. Sometimes I feel

Suspect named in Chandra Levy murder .... it is NOT Gary Condit

VIDEO:90-year-old Madoff victim loses $700,000, heads back to work

On e-Bay right now. 'Shoot me in the Chest'

I hope you all saw MO governor Jay Nixon on CSPAN this morning

Intellectual Bankruptcy

Its Sunday. Let's all bow our heads and pray for investigations, indictments, and prosecutions

Bush declines hardware store job

Thomas Friedman is a wanker.

Minutes from a Torturers' Meeting at Guantanamo-"If The Detainee Dies Your're Doing It Wrong"

For anyone who still kinda likes President Obama...

the ugly racists of Arkansas

Help for Troops who go AWOL

Glen Greenwald: Fox News "war games" the coming civil war

Lugar Calls for a "Return to Realism" on Cuba

Boy charged with killing dad's pregnant girlfriend

U.S. Concedes Afghan Attack Mainly Killed Civilians

stanford group company still has their website up...enjoy

Bush declines hardware store job

European leaders wage battle against tax havens

bobby jindal is planning on punishing his constituents because 'he' doesn't like stimulus

Idea of dealing with foreclosed houses. Let them be raffled off!

Dealing with the Banks--An outline

Financial analyst says Wall St. money culture of credit bubble not coming back...

Financial analyst says Wall St. money culture of credit bubble not coming back...

Military Testing Iraq Exit Routes

Military Testing Iraq Exit Routes

'It's A Puzzlement... ' Great Post On TPM Re: WH Security vs. Transparency...

Global warming sources needed

Global warming sources needed

I'm quite impressed by our Sec. of HUD. He was on 2 shows today,

Chaos after hundreds turned away from housing assistance

Okay this is scary stuff...

Would private company BAH take over CA ? If CA goes broke ?

Priest who aided lepers in Hawaii to become saint

Iranian, Turkish firms to supply gas to Europe

My existence is being threatened by people who bought too much house!

Pastis understands children's sports!

Send this to any dip shit rightwing friends you might have..

Granholm: GOP wants 'creative destruction' for the auto industry

Army Reports Additional Recruits Due To Tough Economy

Questions remain as Death With Dignity law goes into effect

I just saw Alexandra Pelosi's "Right America Feeling Wronged"

Need some advice on job application

How would you balance the Federal Budget and reduce

Check out this photo of Barack Obama speaking to the crowd.

"One-A-Day Womens' Breast Health" God damned stupid

Good quote

Saw this comment on the Huffington Board today & fell out of the chair laughing:

What's coming up for next week?

GOP Sen. Shelby Joins the Flea Circus Questioning Obama's Citizenship

Op-ed column: Labor needs right to form unions

Iran: the friendliest people in the world

Things Explained: The Meltdown

Things Explained: The Meltdown

Soldiers are not heroes: a tale of two Facebook groups

Stanfordgate Sunday Update 1: Part of the corruption looks to be about Virgin Isle tax breaks.

With all this talk about "creative destruction" does anyone else know its original meaning?

So why isn't Palin at the Governors meeting

About the name changes and our Journals

What is the purpose of this scam?

Nationalize the failed banks...NOW !

Google Ocean: Has Atlantis been found off Africa?

No wonder chimp is delusional..a pianist played Hail to the Chief for him this weekend

No wonder chimp is delusional..a pianist played Hail to the Chief for him this weekend

Leahy Would Investigate Democrats, Too - Washinton Independent

Ex- Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick relocates to neighborhood, 6 figure salary

The monkey thing, Rev Sharpton, etc.

Michelle: Her first month as first lady

EU heads back financial clampdown

Asia Times: Economic catastrophe looms

Some Weekend TOONS


AP INVESTIGATION: Army charity hoards millions

Adriana "Rocket Queen " Smith

AP:Vegas, Midwest seek the $8 billion for fast trains(and the Northeast, Northwest, Florida & South)

Gas blast kills 74 in Northern China Coal Mine

Gov. Granholm-led NGA Health Care panel now up on C-SPAN

Hey Prez, Government, Media, Corporations, Citizens, Et Al...HERE'S A NOVEL IDEA

Is there a good website for bios on US military brass...

Could somebody catch me up on something?

Sen. Richard (DICK) Shelby hints at Obama not being native born...

Lust and pride: the vices dividing the sexes

Lust and pride: the vices dividing the sexes


Isn't the "banking crisis" really and investment banking crisis?

Jerry Lewis Wins an Oscar at Last

It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle Blower by Michela Wrong

Bought this book. Thom Hartmann says it's "freaking him out" reading it...

Have the Republicans lost all right to b*tch about the economy?

Info on how to get surplus government food is found

Here's where you can take a test to determine your "implicit association"

Iran Plans 'Pre-Commissioning' Of Nuclear Plant

What happens in a total collapse of the economy?

TWIMC.....thanx 4 the heart! n/t

Anyone here familiar with Thrivent Financial (for Lutherans)?

what are others paying in homeowners insurance throughout the country?

Daniel Radcliffe: I'm a Fag Hag

Plane Carrying Ind. Governor Makes Diverted Landing In Columbus

Endowment Director is on Harvard's Hot Seat

An so it begins: McConnell Shows GOP Queasiness on Obama Budget

Leahy Would Investigate Democrats, Too

I have three hearts! Thank you!

Senator Shelby! Provide us with your birth certificate or resign! NT

For profit or non-profit? I'm starting a new business, would appreciate insights.

For profit or non-profit? I'm starting a new business, would appreciate insights.

The average casket is 7 ft long

Do you think hallucinogenic drugs, and I'll include marijuana in that

Do you think hallucinogenic drugs, and I'll include marijuana in that

The Trials of Ted Haggard on HBO

Ridley Scott's BODY OF LIES: Comment and Technical Question for Cinematographers

Do oyu think the economy will cause people to forget about the two wars we're fighting?

The government surplus food dist. plan is alive and well

Binyam Mohamed Tortured/Beated Right Up To Departure From Gitmo - On SATURDAY!

The Republican War Against Jobs

Sebelius: No talks with Obama on health post

The year is 2009 C.E. If from the first day of the first month of the year 0

Censorship on the Huffington Post

FBI investigates possible links with Mexico drug gang

What exactly are we doing in Iraq these days?

Friedman- Startups, not bailouts.

Hypothetical Question: Someone you love, who suffers from a serious illness that can adversely

Take these steps to get your share of the federal stimulus

Take these steps to get your share of the federal stimulus

HEADS UP: HBO debuts 'Taking Chance' tonight at 8 pm ET

How Far Will $13 a a Week Go?

"The Sick Debate Over Beheading" The Daily Beast.

Free University Courses from MIT

Do you ever get the feeling you're being watched, like somebody's following you?

"The Crisis of Credit" visualized by Jonathan Jarvis ...A Must Watch!

No smoking, light drinking good for health

Palin supporters asked to not use Google for searches.



Let me introduce you to the “3 Job Economy”

Frank Rich: "What We Don't Know Will Hurt Us"

Buy American is about bulding jobs, not protectionism.

I Don't Feel Comfortable about this TWITTER business.....

U.S. Military Base in Vicenza, Italy Gets Final Approval

Former CIA Officer Describes Retribution for Whistle Blowing

Ann Arbor's Ave Maria School of Law gets OK to move to Florida. ... Buh-bye!

What contributed most to the fall of the Soviet Union?

COMING: Condi's "candid narrative and acute analysis" of "her role in protecting America"

Bobby Jindal was a Rhodes Scholar

Experts say video shows a dental examiner creating the bite marks that put a man on death row.

It's time to buy all the Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Aquafina etc that you can........

Some freeper thread titles for your amusement.

Counterdemonstrators drive off hate group in Flight 3407 protest

I’ll never stop missing Molly Ivins


Psychokillers, Bad Math & Burn Baby Burn

Sister Charged With Assisting Brother's Suicide

Question - why is Barbara Walters respected while others who commit sexual affairs are not

* is still wearing that stupid fucking jacket

Smirko McCokespoon turns down hardware store job

Delinquency rates on prime mortgages surpass subprime loans

Don't Get Complacent: The Blueprints for the Fourth Right Wing Coup

McDonald's: No workers comp for employee shot protecting patron

Your opinion of Hillary Clinton's first trip abroad as Secretary of State? Post it here.

'several' republican governors do not want unemployment help for their constituents

Who's rooting for "Slumdog"

Palestinian doctor invents "artificial nose" able to "sniff" cancer in 92% of cases

So Obama passes stimulus, gets GOP Congress to vote against it

Sam Brownback questions political foes' Catholicism

My lucky day! An unsolicited job offer in my Yahoo mail, what a jackpot!

I'm getting really tired of advocates of the "free market" who'd have nothing to do with it....

Transgenes found in wild corn

I hate my neighbor

I've gone from having Some Respect for Diane Sawyer, to Zero in about 1 second.

Rick Santelli of the junk bond empire Drexel, BUrnham and Lambert

George Will inciting violence on This Week...

Vincent Bugliosi-Holding the bush administration accountable

Obama Justice Dept. Stays the Course in Working to Kill Suit About Missing Bush White House E-mail

Meanwhile over at Jim Robinson's FreeRepublic.....

Poignant sign of the economic times....foreclosures force some to seek new homes for pets.

Has anyone heard of the "Smart Grid"

Just Watched "Right America" on HBO

question about donations

Note To Well-Intentioned-But-Shallow Thinkers: It's Not *Just* About Salary...

What if sugar was found to be the cause of many common health problems?

Amnesty International Responds to Pentagon's Report Claiming Gitmo Meets Geneva Standards

I am filing for bankruptcy - I paid the attorney's retainer yesterday.

Just because Obama promised to do something in his campaign doesn't make it right.

Is the FAFSA form too complicated?

If you suspected there was racist police activity in your neighbourhood what would you do

Dead In Its Tracks, Sanctions are Warranted: An Anatomy of Norm Coleman's Failed Contest Effort

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Landrieu: Jindal Wrong To Reject Recovery Funds For Unemployment Insurance»

Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 22

Black Workers Who Helped Return Electricity to All-White Arkansas County Receive Racist Reception

Homelessness Marathon

Viet Nam Army Vets: Remember the steak in Oakland?

Want to help me design my students next project? AFRICA 7th grade

Revealed: full horror of Gitmo inmate's beatings

The Increasingly Visible Pinochet Rationale

H.C.R. 50 being circulated in Austin. Texans are ticked off Seceding from US

Check-in thread for DUers supporting prosecution of Bush/Cheney criminals

Do you have a right to not shower?

Do you have a right to not shower?

The crisis of credit visualized - MUST see

Student assaulted at Ann Coulter lecture in New Jersey

The Next Bush in Politics criticizes Gov. Crist (FL)

The digital converter didn't work, and it's been great! We only

"Advice for the New Poor" by former DUer, DuctTapeFatwa

One mind's political journey from 2000 to 2009...naive enthusiasm to cold reality.

Should the "History" Channel change it's name to the UFO Channel

Labor Unions. DU this poll.

Labor Unions. DU this poll.

Was Miley the singer intimately involved with her owner?

The New Math.

Chimp pic thread!

Rant: I deeply, DEEPLY resent the new carrion rules

Smugglers: What is Stumble-Crawl -stumble-crawl-Crawl (repeat)?

I got two new spur-of-the-moment tattoos today...

Free again . . .

I wish I had some ESSENCE OF BEND-OVER

No pasaran

You know, I really just didn't like "Slumdog Millionaire" that much.

Does whiskey make good cough syrup?

Rant: I deeply, DEEPLY resent the new carryon rules

Alone again,

The BlueIris Semi-Nightly Poetry Break, 2/21/09

To emo or not to emo...

SSD drives are expensive as snot touched by King Midas

SSD drives are expensive as snot touched by King Midas

Last Tango in Kansas.

Anyone ever change a Volvo timing belt?

great grannd daughter

Midlo likes it when maniacs get their licks in

Hugh Jackman ready to be 'drunk and nude'

You people disappoint me.

Is this a push poll?

Who else is miffed they didn't get an invite to Sister Rosa's?

how do they do this stuff?

I got Bi Pride hair elastics today.

Someone please remind me that I've grown to hate debating.

Hey! Thanks for the heart!

At how many hours a week does it stop being a job, and start being an ass kicking?

Do you think Sully could have made La Guardia if John Wayne had slapped him?

Which song is more tasteless?

Aw, DAMNED SPANDAU BALLET earworm! Now I'm passing it on to's "True."

If someone tries to tell you some bullshit, and you say 'that's bullshit,' are you being intolerant?

Check my awesome new sig

i'm getting really excited about my documentary

Oh Shit...Have any of you seen "Wall St." (Gordon Gecko) since 20 years ago?

"Okay, Okay. Dollhouse, Dollhouse, Doll-freaking-House!"

I got my eyebrows threaded today

Pizza delivery in less than ten minutes guaranteed.

Radio listeners: What is the show biz name for the brief sound snippets DJs use?

Hi sweetcheeks!

Twenty seven cents a beer! Woohoo!

I hired a new computer techie today to help me out.

Got a catalog in the mail today that shows lots of yummy stuff.

HAI CAN HAS LOLCODE? 8 bizarre Japanese commercials starring famous American actors.

I'm drunk


I don't know what it is I have, but I know it's something GOOD.

Dammit. NCIS marathon on USA tomorrow, and I have to visit family.

Ah CRAP!!!!

Yay! My sigline is back!

Does anyone play MUDS?

Shortest month of the year, my ass!

Site for all kitteh lovers

I need a solution

I am so screwed.

MrPerson, C'mere ...

white on white

kitten picture of the day for Sunday february 22

This website made me fall down.

Uh oh. Thread in GD discussing colored penis.

Everytime I watch "From Here to Eternity".......

Are You Straight?

Does anyone else have an irrational hatred of the pretzels in various snack mixes?

Abu Ghraib Reopens: New Name, Fake Flowers

A present for my fellow pevs before I go to bed.

So, young people, tell me: how do you clean seeds with your fucking mp3s?

Song Game: Match the last word of the title. I'll start with an easy one, Twist And Shout

Mrs. V. comes home today! Procrastinated on housework: What should I do first?

Eric Holder should be careful what he wishes for (the "nation of cowards" remark)

help - sizing issue

Help me figure out what to do today...

Neil Young walks into a bar

Everytime I watch "the news".......


Lil O'Liely likes the Oscars

Pre-emptive strike


What is it that makes this "Carnival" so popular?

Are you hungry-really hungry?

Wanna see what I got for my birthday?


How come in the Star Wars prequels

Pamela Anderson Parties in Gold Thong

card a friend sent me -- beware, it is risque

Heads up!!! PSA here..... On Sci-Fi tonight

Man of the Year Awards

I'm really mainlining today: Gmail, DU, Facebook and MySpace your sexy country videos

I could use some input from people here, on podcasts.

There once was a man from Nantucket...

Have you ever dialed a "For a good time call" number that you seen in the restroom?

What is and why did it crash me when I attempted to reply on DU?

Do you Tivo the Oscars and watch it for a half an hour Monday Morning?

Bad news: It's snowing again! Good news:

Anyone use Mel Torme? What's your experience?

Who can stop it!?! Who can control this monstrous creature!?! ("Great Garloo" commercial, 1961)

"Albania! Albania! You border on __(Fill in the Blank)__"

The Dude Abides

Tubes are warmed up, Records are out and cleaned, and the Whiskey is ready to drink

I bought the book "Drink - a cultural history of alcohol" yesterday. I can't

Here are my top Oscar picks. I absolutely do not know what I am talking about!

"Walk the Line" was just on. Posting this in honor of Cash

The dog has destroyed the back yard

Are croonings with other DUers common?

mama, guess what?

my fizzgig is back!

Stupidity: Taking it to a whole new level

Has anyone seen From The Ashes lately?

I'm a transplanted Los Angelino and gray weather makes me sad.

Maybe I should go back to bed. Maybe the cold medicine has gotten to me...

Why is Slumdog Millionaire rated R?

Heh. I was IBTL

Where does Hillary get all those pantsuits?


How does the cat decide he's done sitting on the window sill?

Bobcat family settles in at Lake Elsinore foreclosed home

I'm going to see Eric Sardinas later this evening. Ask me anything

I'll never love another man in leather pants.

I am the great Cornholio.

Anyone use Melatonin? What's your experience?

I just phoned taterguy and spoke to him about his "village idiot" thread.

I'm Second-To-None In My Love Of Bacon...

Weird Strobing Effect in Ridley Scott's Recent Work

Anyone seen the Changeling?

the membership director at one of the local chambers of commerce

Serious Topic: When a Weight Problem Causes a Relationship Problem…

post your favorite beavis and butthead dialogue

Man , never search about health problems on the Googles , you end up scaring yourself

Dog Cam: Live dog feed from my Living Room...

I Finally Feel Human Again

Post a DU Name that you think just sounds funny whenever you hear it.

The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Sun 2/22/2009)

FYI- "Pineapple Express" is NOT a sequel to "The Polar Express"

The stone mason work on this building is amazing!

whatever you do, do NOT google "the minion"

Looking for advice, personal

Who Is Watching The Oscars?

Yo, TZ - you better be practicing your Guitar Hero skills!!!!

What is your favorite type of submission?


Is DU on Central Time?

who will put me up and provide adequate liquor for me within a 12 hour drive

Is flvegan mortally injured or something?

Holy Hell! Now I know why Midlo drinks the boxed wine...

ATTN: Hollywood DUers.

Party like it's 1994! Show us your computer's desktop!!


they say "do what you love"

i have to write an erotic screenplay

let's play..... how pathetic am I today????

Does anyone want to be Netflix friends?

Stay back 103 feet.

What are the last 3 albums you listened to?

Are nooners with other DUers common?

i adore curly

so I'm going to take a shower and it had me thinking

Whats Your Favorite Movie Of 2009?

** 2009 Oscar Predictions **

I would like to read a screenplay

We got the bridal gown!

wOw! Oldest cats in the world! How old is your cat?

OK, everyone chill and post a kitteh picture

Do you tip a pet groomer?

If people are telling you stories how do you differentiate between Tall Stories and Bullshit?

What is your favorite type of sub.

I'm writing an erotic poem...

Are moonings with other DUers common?

Ok... I wrote the poem

Sci Fi original movies suck.

Must be a good storm comin' - the Weather Channel is in Augusta Maine tonight

Octo-Mom OR Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish

If you have HBO and can handle the tears, watch "Taking Chance"

I have successfully made my own cheese. Can global domination be far behind?

My new band...otherwise known as the new facebook meme.

Best War movie?

Which concept has a greater foundation in reality?

How many computers do you have in your home?

Battlestar Galactica - no thread from this past Friday? (Spoilers)

You fucking village idiots

Which TNG movie was the best?

My roommate is finally gone...

Domain name? Check. Business cards and letterhead? Check.

What movies have you seen recently?

Your Sunday LOLcats. (dial-up warning)


BBC - Ridge: We were wrong to torture

Official: Obama wants to halve budget deficit

Haha.. Arnorld wants Jindal's and Mark Sanford's Stimulus

Obama's Tuesday speech a broad look at economy

How do you reconcile Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus?

CT-Sen: Caligiuri to Seek Nomination?

GOP Rep. Cao Faces Recall Petition For Voting Against Stimulus

Clinton Lays Groundwork for Obama, Hu Talks in April

That was fast. Obama tax cuts take effect.

Just saw FROST/NIXON and there can be only one take away message from the movie...

Brownback Accuses Other Catholic Lawmakers of Not Being True Catholics

Don't need no 2/3 vote or Stinkin' Bipartisanship to let Bush Tax Cuts to Wealthy Expire!

Racial relations today?

Lieberman, Dems seeing eye to eye

White House finds sudden GOP support for stimulus $$ "amusing"

190 days until Obama becomes President!!!

Summers' remarks on women draw fire

Learning to Speak Better English: Yes, We Can!

Bridge to Nowhere

There is a pattern developing with these Republican governors and the stimulus...

Dumb question: Does a trial in a U.S. court mean that a prisoner must be on literal U.S. soil?

songs about rain

Are There Any Riots Against "Anti"-Stim Governors Planned?

Don't Scoff! It is the Largest Tax Cut to the most Americans Ever; and Fastest ever to take effect

Is there a difference between U.S. constitutional rights and human rights of the Geneva Convention?

You don't have to be a doom-sayer to be respectful of probability

Nuclear agenda draws scrutiny

"Why are these people living under a bridge?" "Because housing is too cheap."

could obama be siding with bushs court cases because he believes they will lose?

Obama Beats Jesus As #1 !!!!!

Dear Barack: Refugee kids’ advice to the president

Richard Shelby, Alabama Senator, Questions Obama's Citizenship

SC Gov Sanford to"reject federal unemployment cash and funding for green buildings in the stimulus".

When I was 16, I had sex with a 21-year-old.

KY-Sen: NRSC Meets With Williams

Sebelius: No Talks with Obama on Health Post

O Admin tries to kill email case? Can someone explain why we side with Bush on this?

I am so ready to set this asshole on FIRE

BRACE YOURSELVES! The Dogs are about to be Let Out!

Anything on the morning shows today worth watching?

When,oh when, will we have a First Puppy??

Center for Responsible Lending: The Housing Plan: New Hope for Stopping the Foreclosure Epidemic


NAACP Calls For Firing of N.Y. Post Cartoonist

COUP coming- bloodless or not?

Has Uncle Rupert Become More Liberal??

Has Uncle Rupert Become More Liberal??

‘Morning Joe’ taping live from the White House on Tuesday

Free Republic in Open Insurrection Against United States of America

Friday- one less homeless (Pic)

What Are You Reading?

What three senate races are you looking forward to the most in 2010?

Should POWs captured during NATO War in Afghanistan be brought to US and Tried in US Courts?

Has "hating" become so endemic in our society..that we can no longer work together

**Heads Up: Michelle Discusses First WH Dinner Prep on CSPAN 4pm**

US Snooze Poll: Who would run the best day care center, Michelle, Sarah, Hillary, Nancy

Can someone help me understand why there's opposition to Obama's Afghanistan/Pakistan troop surge?

I thought Bobby Jindal was supposed to be so impressive??

The Next Time a Republican Tells You That The Private Sector Does a Better Job at Charity

Maxine Waters on Bill Maher: "We don't want to substitute Afghanistan for Iraq,"

Shelby Doubts Obama Citizenship

Clinton wraps up first Asian trip

For Obama Girls, There Is No Avoiding Their Chores

Hold the Eulogies, Senator Ted Kennedy Says

AG Eric Holder's sister in law was.......

Know what you are arguing. Many persons captured in Afghanistan

George P. Bush attacks Charlie Crist .

Have you ever bought something from "seen on TV"?

Bush left a hardware store with some flashlights, batteries and WD-40

"I don't believe in homosexuality"

Are "unlawful combatants" protected under Geneva?

Who is the most weaselly Repuke right now?

Do not fall prey to the MSM trying to drive a wedge between far left and moderately left Obama

What would be your breaking point with President Obama?

Robert Parry complains about "endless Clinton bashing."

I would like to teach you all about striped skunks

Deja Q, where are you?

Nude Carnival Queen, Viviane Castro, Bodypaints Obama On Her Leg (NSFW PHOTO)

Let's be brave and have an honest discussion about race in the US.

What is your favorite type of submarine

NH Sen. Denley resigns after DWI arrest

Mass migrations and war: Dire climate scenario

Priest who aided lepers in Hawaii to become saint

Pak PM defends Sharia in Swat

The famous faces that fooled Stanford clients

Google Ocean: Has Atlantis been found off Africa?

Thousands in Fort Lauderdale line up for shot at affordable housing

Europe backs hedge fund oversight and haven crackdown

2 rockets fired from Lebanon towards Israel

UK agents 'colluded with torture in Pakistan'

UK agents 'colluded with torture in Pakistan'

Protest in Ireland of government handling of economy

Brown flies to meet President Obama for economy crisis talks

EPA to Issue Carbon Dioxide Rule, Obama Climate Czar Says

UK is branded a 'climate criminal' over coal plans

Priest who aided lepers in Hawaii to become saint

UK agents 'colluded with torture in Pakistan'

Obama to Unveil an Ambitious Budget Plan

UBS chairman under fire over U.S. tax fraud probe: paper

Revealed: full horror of Gitmo inmate's beatings

Fresh Paint and Flowers at Iraqi House of Horrors

EU heads back financial clampdown

U.S. Military: Obama Decision on Iraq Troops 'Soon'

UAE government throws Dubai financial lifeline

Death threat to Greek media as terrorists plot bomb havoc

Darling says Swiss must take action on tax

Dems, Republicans spar over stimulus money

Vassilis Paleokostas and Alket Rizai: Greeces Most Wanted Men Stage Escape

Jeb Bush's son chides Gov. Crist for seeking stimulus

Venezuela’s Chavez: Unexpected and brief visit to Cuba

China prepares to buy up foreign oil companies

Official: Investigator to lead stimulus oversight

Several injured in blast in Cairo

Pakistan to arm village militias to fight terror

20% in Los Angeles County receive public aid

(NH) Official calls domestic violence 'gimmick' - Selectman votes down women's shelter funds

Delphi salaried retirees fight benefit cuts

Franken suggests review of 1,585 absentee ballots

Crop Scientists Say Biotechnology Seed Companies Are Thwarting Research

GOP governors: Stimulus money may hurt in long run

Obama fantasy art. (nudes on a unicorn)

Jindal, two other GOP governors refuse to rule out running for president in 2012

Now, for a little Sunday flavor, Rahm Emanuel. “Undersecretary for Go Fuck Yourself"

Probe finds Army charity is hoarding millions

Fla. Governor Continues to Back Obama on Recovery

NAACP calls for firing of N.Y. Post cartoonist

Granholm to GOP stimulus aid refusers: 'We'll take your money'

Colombia domestic spy chief probes alleged illegal wiretapping by 'mafia' within

Foreign workers could be barred from entering UK

$1000 chance to hear Bush speak

Thom Hartmann - We Need Single-Payer Healthcare Now! Support HR 676 Today!

"Give them hope" Speech by Supervisor Harvey Milk, in 1978 San Francisco

US Military Suicides at Record High. Democracy Now! 2/21/09

Obama converges with several Bush Terror policies

Glenn Beck - Road to Socialism: Democratic Socialists of America

10 Easy Steps to Creating an Enemy:


Barack Obama Stimulus Package and Chimp Attack

Rachel Maddow & Alexandra Pelosi discuss "Right America Feeling Wronged"

Real Time w/ Bill Maher: Maxine Waters - No Exapansion in Afghanistan 2/20

"Real Time With Bill Maher" 02/20/09 - (complete)

Ron-Paul: Dispose of the drug war - and bring the boys home!

Nearly 100 thousand protest state cutbacks in Ireland

McDonald's employee, Nigel Haskett, shot while defending a customer is denied workers comp

TYT: Republican Politician Gives His Thoughts On 'The Gay'

The Week In Cartoons 02/21/09

Brazilian carnivale queen bodypaints Obama on her leg in protest

CNBC Cramer..Stock Market Manipulation - How he did it...

Self hating African American woman defends the confederate flag!

Bridge to Nowhere

Robert Fisk: Obama was unconvinced by Bibi’s desire for peace

A helping hand steadies the housing market for all

America unmasked: The images that reveal the Ku Klux Klan is alive and kicking in 2009

GOP Attacks Pearl Harbor with Robocalls

Obama’s housing plan and the American ruling class

Nate Silver's Stunning Oscar Predictions

Demanding That Obama Apologize to Iraqis

Jonathan Alter: America’s New Shrink

War Profiteers angry over Wall Street Bailout

Applications to CU drop after record year -

Shelby dabbles in citizenship rumor

"Alternative" Media: From Refuge from MSM TO Engine of Change

The Gatekeeper

Hey, Republicans - Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

Hilariously dry excerpt from A View from the Foothills, a recently-published,

Welcome to the new Abu Ghraib

Where in the World Is Octodad?

The 'Governater': Congressional Republicans Are 'Economic Surly Man'

Enforcement Gone Bad - NYTimes

UK prisoner's 'huge' injuries from beatings

Afghanistan has the smell of South Vietnam in 1965 Joseph Galloway

from OPED news, Monsanto and the Schoolmarm school of correction

The conflict in the Congo is a resource war waged by U.S. and British allies

Meghan McCain on "Why Republicans Don't Get the Internet" (with great comments!)

When Consumers Cut Back: A Lesson From Japan

Social Security is not a Tax it’s a Insurance Policy!

Screw Big Chain Franchises: Support Your Local Bar!

What We Don’t Know Will Hurt Us-Frank Rich"Yet we are constantly shocked,shocked by the foreseeable"

This explains so many things. Escaping the Matrix

The Real Reason Bank Stocks Are Tanking

Fox News "War Games" the Coming Civil War

Science is just one gene away from defeating religion - Colin Blakemore


Believing Is Art

Lord Nicholas Stern Paints Dire Climate Change Scenario: Mass Migrations, Extended World War

Living on Earth: Kicking Coal

First wave: The presidents of two island nations draft escape plans, anticipating sea level rise

Rich nations failing to meet climate aid pledges (pledged nearly $18bn—less than $1bn disbursed)

Bubbles of warming, beneath the ice (methane pockets may be time bombs)

U.N. climate panel chief sees "strong deal" ahead

Trumpeter Swans return to Arkansas

Prepare for a climate-changed world, say engineers

Bubbles of warming, beneath the ice

New Company Looks to Produce Space Based Solar Power Within a Decade

Klansmen or Environmentalists?

Big asbestos case in Libby, Mont., goes to trial

California farms lose main water source to drought

Single coal mine blast kills more than Chernobyl disaster

HAITI: Just released video interview with journalist Kevin Pina about US/Canadian role in 2004 coup

Thank you for my hearts. I suspect they came from here.

Mexican Senate Asks Obama to Lift Blockade on Cuba

REBELION: A View from the Basque Country - "Tired of Cuba"

Unrest in Caribbean has roots in slavery past

BoRev is hilarious today!

Colombia domestic spy chief probes alleged illegal wiretapping by 'mafia' within

Report: More unions good for Maine ( and 49 other states)

Smithfield, union to start NC pork plant talks

Starbucks union whips up protest over fired barista

U.S. DOL Orders Union Pacific Railroad Co. To Reassign Worker To Former Position (whistleblower)

Federal Court Upholds Oklahoma Workers' Right to Guns in Cars

Today in labor history Feb 22 Founding convention of the People's Party

Ergonomic Standards Still a Threat to Manufactures

Banks on list of union targets

California nurse's union reaches out

Obama Calls for Climate, Labor Safeguards in NAFTA

Gates Foundation grant for cocoa group raises a rights issue (child labor)

Billion-dollar Franchise ‘American Idol’ Protested by Writers and Teamsters for Health Care and Work

Proposed legislation to provide health care and paid sick leave

CWA: Target the real pension pirates

IBEW’s holiday lights display raises $50,000 for charity

NYCOSH to Obama: Here's How to Fix OSHA

Worker killed at Microsoft campus construction site

Bill would require union fees from state employees

Buy American is about bulding jobs, not protectionism.

Can N.C. become pro-union? (Norma Rae country)

McDonald's refuses workers compensation for shooting victim: Be a hero on your own time

Starbucks CEO’s message to workers; “if you have faith in me you don’t need a union”

Judge: Palmer Township nursing home sought to thwart union effort, violated labor laws

"He was Barack Obama before Barack Obama."

I have a good reason to hate Hugo Chavez now...

The sports forum has gotten so incredibly quiet ever since

I was wrong! I assumed I hadn't been posting much because I've been busy with work...

The Jack Rabbit Chess Report (February 22): Sofia and Linares and Moscow, oh, my

Hagan speech in Charlotte key for gay rights

Gays, lesbians fight for civil protections (WV)

thank you for the heart!

RI lawmakers considering gay marriage bills

Gay hip hop, aka homo hop

Planned anti-gay demo falls flat

Show us your pride merch!

Saturday Night at La Lounge --

Anti-gay group blasts Log Cabin leader

Can I be 30 yet without looking like I'm 30?

Sununu gets schooled by Jon Stewart

CNBC blames victim

10 dirty tricks to jump-start a new bull, fast!

Understanding what happened to us so that we can resolve our economic crisis.

Any good criticism of Ludwig von Mises that y'all can recommend?

Not guilty verdict in gay slaying (very upsetting)

Looks like Bush did privatize some of Soc. Sec.

Obama aims to halve deficit by 2013

Robert Fisk: Obama was unconvinced by Bibi’s desire for peace

'Schalit was wounded during Cast Lead'

Israel assassinating Iranian scientists

Abu Dhabi to subscribe to Israeli satellite service

Sources: Netanyahu to offer Livni 'full partnership' in gov't

PA: US okays Hamas-Fatah government

Israeli Comedy skit satirizing Jesus and Mary labeld Racist and Anti-Semitic

Rightist assaulted by police to be compensated

Olmert's Apology: 'Occupation' in Gaza Causes Anti-Semitism

Amnesty: US assisted Gaza war crimes

Terror victims seeking Persian relics in court

Pharma Giant Looking for New Diseases to Treat with Drug Linked to Suicide

Tai chi helps the elderly with falling? Not so fast,

Goggle combines night vision, thermal sight

CID races to catch up with greedy contractors

DoD: Hawaii Guardsman dies in Kuwait

Ohio, Ind. Guard troops en route to Iraq

Okla. troops await call to Afghanistan

Group helps families of suicide victims

Analysis: Military split over Iraq pullout

Blast hits Pakistan supply line to U.S. troops

Trident force reaches milestone

Chiefs, officers say khaki must be earned

Reservist collapses, dies during IA training

Coast Guard working to free grounded tanker

Eisenhower CSG departs for Middle East

Bribe sentencing delayed for ex-airman

Hurlburt airman dies in Afghanistan

Wis. soldier refuses to return to Iraq

Eielson airman on trial for attempted murder

General: Racism still deserves dialogue

Iraqis taking the lead? Yes and no

U.S.-Poland pact to bolster forces and boost role in NATO

Mullen seeks clarity on concussion standards

Medic gets life term for detainee deaths

Iraqi forces uncover huge weapons cache in Mosul

Many troops still confident in investments

Navy chaplain travels to Kenya for volunteer work

U.S.: 13 civilians died in coalition operation

Military testing exit routes out of Iraq

Iraqis reopen, rename Abu Ghraib prison

‘You’re his witness now’

European briefs: Airman sentenced to 5 years for molesting child

New GI Bill preliminary payment list released

Some more from the 2008 archives.


I haven't posted any pics in awhile

Question about a Vivitar macro lens I have

Oh yeah, and remember to duck.....

You can lead a horse to water......


JeffR-Thanks for the DUZYS

Thank you, thank you, heart-giver

Elders Meditation for the Day -- Feb 22

A Sunday message..."Christ in You"

Why They Can't See (psychic phenomena)

I stopped by this forum to read for the first time today.

"Big Breakthrough" Coming....but now, a month later, panic attacks and fear

Cinnamon and it's benefits

Of giving to strangers: "A Ramdom Act of Kindness"

The Fountain - Very Spiritual Movie That Will Resonate With Many Here

You helped me get through the night

Houston astrologer makes Oscar predictions

Duality on DU

My Hunny and I are very different, and I'm not sure we can last

The Pope will hear of epigenetics and human DNA

Jaguar captured in Aizona!

Anyone remember that weird math discovery that predicts how long any phenomenon lasts?

Lust and pride: the vices dividing the sexes

My favorite noodle recipe EVER!

The Ruby Royals are in!! ( Best shrimp ever)

Check out this mail order site for inexpensive shipping

kitchen update (for less than $100)

The No Reservations: Saudi Arabia episode

Food Network

I just had a pkg of frozen bread dough explode in my hands.

OMG, I had no idea - Nat'l Pancake Week started yesterday - I've already lost one day!!!

What's for Dinner? ~ SUNDAY the 22nd Edition

What kind of soup are you? ~ QUIZ

Help! Writing a nice letter rejecting a university's generous offer.

Got to taste some fare of one of the "Hell's Kitchens" chefs last night

Who here believes...

Y'all gotta read this thread!

Oscar Pool

HEADS UP: HBO debuts 'Taking Chance' tonight at 8 pm ET

Ottawa Citizen: Australia to press Canada on environment

CanWest: Liberals demand to see government books

Stevie Harper is the King of Smarm.....and here's why....

Subcommittee Assignments in SFRC

nice photo of JK with Teddy in 2-22 Boston Globe