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Archives: January 2, 2017

How Nixon Scuttled Peace Talks to Win 1968 Election

I fully expect the bible to instantly burn when trump places his hand on it for swearing in.

This made its way to my Facebook timeline

Here are the eight Trump Cabinet picks Democrats plan to target

Best nickname for Trump?

4 Non Blondes - What's Up

In Paul Ryan's own words...

Jeff Sessions Omits Decades Of Records For His AG Confirmation Hearing

Trump spokesman on Russia: president-elect already getting 'wins' abroad

The dawn of a nightmare

Trump supporters at the water park today

Bit of a confusing headline here...

Trump not expected to slow down on Twitter any time soon, press secretary says

Trent Baalke Fired by 49ers: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Queen Elizabeth is also missing traditional New Years events. She is 90 years old and I

A 2017 Calendar For DU

Joe Scarborough having a Twitter meltdown

The Drift

Trump's Poor. And Putin knows it

Interesting piece on Pence

Is trump implying he knows something about the hacking that the CIA doesn't know? WTF?

Trump Humiliates Billionaire David Koch By Throwing His Guest Off Trump Golf Course...

Trump vs House of Cards S/4 script

Meth lab

Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Could Soon be Closed or Sold by FirstEnergy

We really need a group to call out the news companies each time they treat Trump like he is not

So I'm watching 60 Minutes and an ad comes on

Former Employee Charged With Embezzling $2 Million From Cleveland Catholic Charities

Does anyone know about this??

Obama can always put Benedict Donald, Pence and Ryan in gitmo... since you know

So did anybody get their dream bike for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa?

Federal Transit Administration Demands $12 Million from Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Not exactly a surprise: The Sprint deal sham

Vandalized Hollywood sign briefly reads 'HOLLYWeeD'

Dog seriously mauls three family members, yanks free of police tasers,

How many of you think the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russians?

Rogue One. Went to see it today. Walked out half way through the movie

The man that predicted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is predicting disaster

Ha!! 49er coach, Chip Kelly has been fired

Hillary & Bill dancing the night away...

Shhhhhh, be vewy, vewy quiet!

Texas state representative hit in head by stray bullet on New Year's Eve

Deconstructing Trump Made Easy

Is Edward Snowden Still In Russia? He's Pushing For A Pardon From Overseas

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un Praises Fellow 'Glorious Leader' Donald Trump...

60 Stunning Photos Of Women Protesting Around The World

So when do we start posting that Trump is playing too much golf?

Minneapolis City Council races: "Not progressive enough" a liability at precinct caucuses

19 States Increase Minimum Wage at the Start of 2017

3 leaving office after infighting in Democratic Party

Report cites gains from Ohio's Medicaid expansion

Slate: Was a Trump Server Communicating With Russia?

A message for all humanity....

Ohio lawmakers won't attempt to override veto of 'heartbeat' bill

Black-Eyed Peas - A Southern Tradition for New Year's Day

Keith Ellison: Wrong to think Trump creating bad conditions enough for Dems to win

making the rounds on FB - don't turn off your Tv on inauguration day, leave it on but

A really loud "Go Pack Go!" chant in Detroit.

Columbus police illegally withheld public records, Ohio Supreme Court rules

So What Does The Betting Money Think Trump Will Come Up With Tues Or Wed....

Former Ohio lawmaker may not have escaped convictions after all

Ken Ham wants ark light display to 'take the rainbow back'

Timeline of a Coup: How The American Election Was Subverted

Michigan students will learn to save lives with CPR training


Snyder names critic of workers' pay Jase Bolger to state panel

Joe Scarborough lashes out at reporter who claimed he partied with Trump on New Years Eve

Why So little Reporting on the Hack of the RNC?

Not partisan? Snyder plays the political patronage game

Nigerian girl, 10, used in suicide bomb attack on New Year's Eve

Schuette's office OK'd Flint order in alleged tainted-water crimes

Claiming mandate GOP Congress lays plans for sweeping conservative agenda WAPO

Michigan law enforcement struggles to lure recruits


Officials want sinkhole residents to get financial help

Misinformer Of The Year: The Ecosystem Of Fake News And The "Alt-Right"

D.C. Homelessness Doubles National Average as Living Costs Soar.

2016: The Movie

Motherfucking Assfaced Shitgibbon can't do one thing original. Look at this 1980s political poster

Petition to SCOTUS to Order a New Election - please sign. 100K sigs needed by Jan 7th!

Christmas Mystery: Why Was Ann Coulter in the Mens Room at a 7-Eleven in Kansas?

The United States must join Europe to resist Russias meddling - WaPo

When I used to watch old black and white movies, I would think: Wow. The old days...

States GOP members of Congress mostly quiet on Russian hacking - Seattle Times

Putins real long game - Politico EU

Angela Merkel, Russias Next Target - New York Times

WaPo - How Ed Schultz transformed from MSNBC lefty to the American face of Moscow media

In retrospect, the strongest argument that should have been made against electing Trump

They should show this in USA--it's a really REMARKABLE film.....

Indiana lawmaker seeks to address Sharia law concerns

Iraq attack: Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 35

Indiana lawmakers may have to boost taxes for roads funding

A feel-good story, if I may be so permitted

Daily Holidays - January 2

San Marzano tomatoes are my new favorite thing

A feel-good story, if I may be so permitted (x-posted in GD)

Josh Stein sworn in as North Carolina attorney general

Gov. Roy Cooper to begin announcing NC Cabinet appointments

Paw Prints cat sanctuary promotes feline health

Sheriff: New Year's bomb threat suspect incarcerated

Morning Joke is doing just was expected. He is making excuses, and it really

Democrats plan to target eight Trump Cabinet nominees

In the rush to close institutions, Illinois ignored serious problems in group homes

The real story behind the Russian hacking.

Despite budget inaction, about 190 new state laws take effect Jan. 1

Russia Today quoting Ann Coulter to attack WaPo as "fake news"

2016 ends with 762 homicides in Chicago; 2017 doesn't look like it will get better

President Obama confirms farewell address in Chicago

Every day in this place I see several posts bemoaning the death of journalism "as it used to be"...

Former lawmaker fired from corrections job after harassing woman at party

Chicago Transit Authority announces deal with unions to extend jobs program for felons

Taking the deism out of Judaism: Meet the new face of Humanistic Jews

Jay Rosen: "Winter is coming: prospects for the American press under Trump"

The dynamics of "Morning Joe"/Trump relationship - Now ask who else he is blackmailing?

Plenty of Illinois Dems in the mix to challenge Rauner

Illinois law enlists hairstylists to help prevent domestic abuse

Can't seek votes on caste, community, religious lines: SC

Crooked pols pension take was $2M; now widow collects

Catholic Organizations Praise End of Muslim Registry

U.S. Sen. Warren seeks to pull pot shops out of banking limbo

Happy New Year from Senator Sanders

Assange wanted to bring russian security-guards into the ecuadorian embassy


Lawsuit: Dude ranch owner asked chef for 'black people food'

Lawsuit: Dude ranch owner asked chef for 'black people food'

A Year of War and Peace

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Has New Years Run-in With Facts Courtesy of Sopan Deb

The Rum War

Listen Here To What A Trump Health Care Advisor Says About The Future Of ACA......

The White House's dirty campaign against Keith Ellison

A little more

Sen. Elizabeth Warren seeks to pull pot shops out of banking limbo

Sound advice in 2017.

Police violence frequently targets disabled black people - and we hardly ever talk about it

I'll bet THIS is what "Blue in a Red State" feels like!

This is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality


'White Prosperity Above Everything Else': NPR's Michele Norris Shreds 'Make America Great Again'

Instead of Trashing Homeless Camps, This City is Providing Them With Trash Pickup

Sean Spicer: Focus on the "action" Trump's getting, not his tweets, and stop mocking him

Wisconsin Assembly Democrats hoping to offer a 'more focused message' in upcoming session

A friend of mine died last year.

New Book: Why Trump Deserves Trust, Respect and Admiration

A turning point in history. You can feel it in your bones.

As I read comments on many sites

Paul Fanlund: Scott Walker is trying 'to govern for everyone'? Please

here's the trump briefing the CIA or is the CIA briefing trump

Carrie Fisher described Rump perfectly!

Many in U.S. Skeptical Trump Can Handle Presidential Duties

Groper Don the Con does not have one shred of intelligence more

Is this thing on? Why are there no stories in the media about this? How Russians funded Trump..

THIS is the Trump Portrait that should be used

Milwaukee mental clinic scammed Medicaid, feds say

Obsessed morning-Scabs did his daily whining about media "lies" about his DRUMPF-love

Reveler belly-flops onto Menasha squad car, smashes windshield

The case against Obamacare is really rich - Sick, in fact.

"I alone can fix it"


MUST READ thread by oppo researcher Selim Sazak (recced by Joy Reid) on Trump's Russia ties

Possible Democratic gubernatorial candidates searching for answers

Claiming mandate, GOP Congress lays plans to propel sweeping conservative agenda

Recount found thousands of errors, but no major flaws in state election system

As lawmaker readies proposal to allow guns in university buildings, opposition gears up

Do you think Trump is getting Russian intelligence or more likely Russian misinformation?

Putin Moves to Take Advantage

8 Square Miles Of FWS Blackwater Refuge In MD Now Open Water; Salt Marsh Rescue Attempt Under Way

From Trump Land: "Nobody knows what's going on" and "If you disagree with me, you are my enemy"

As we continue to fight and to tell the TRUTH about those bastards

24 Chinese Cities Issue Air Pollution Red Alerts; Flights Canceled, Highways Close

CNN host speechless after Trump spokesman admits they have no response to possible Russian hacking

Madison lawmakers max out hometown perk

Pres. Obama remarks about his Jan. 10 farewell address: "It's always been about you"

Kellyanne Conway dispatched to scare up money after Trump struggled to pay for transition team

Krugman, NYT: America Becomes a Stan

Don't Worry Re. Massive Fish Kill , Says Canada's Fisheries & Oceans, Famed For Laser-Like Accuracy

Black lawmakers plan to fight Trump from Day One: 'This is not the normal incoming president'

Animals We Will Never See Again, And The Next In Line For The Sixth Extinction

GOP Congress feels it has mandate to undo Obama's agenda

NOAA - Expect Annual Bleaching Events For 98% Of World's Reefs By 2050; GBR Will Not Survive

Forgive me for the frivolous post

Are Trump, the Deplorables, and the GOP in cahoots with Russia?

Scranton in our hearts: Joe Biden may be leaving us, but his memory will stay forever

Monday Toon Roundup

So, which inauguration speeches will Trump plagiarize?

Putin's Russia requires the United States of America as its enemy.

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Made over $420,000 Selling Access to the President-elect on New Year's Eve

Marijuana Is Officially Legal In Nevada

Why Corporations Are Helping Donald Trump Lie About Jobs

Bigotry, Guilt, and the Works of Days

Around 60 killed in Brazil prison riot: state official

Thai general promises not to stage coup after election

Menards runs afoul of the feds (again) for mistreating its truckers

Beds bugs at Hennepin County Medical Center? It's gotta be the patient's fault.

What we're really paying for Christie's fanatical secrecy

At least 60 inmates killed in prison riot in northern Brazil

Out of power, state Dems frustrated with national committee

Judge: More parking for proposed NJ mosque unconstitutional

No One Should Be Over It.

My oven died.

'New York Times' Reporter Shares Picture of Joe Scarborough at Trump's NYE Party

See what $310 million can buy when renovated State Capitol reopens

Is Trumpism a rejection of GOP ideology or its apotheosis ?

Minnesota Legislature convenes tomorrow

Imagine that.

Hillary and Bill dancing in Times Square

How to prevent hacking from ever happening again..simple, easy to do, but takes more time...

What's this about Morning Joe getting caught in another Trump lie?

Sigh, I actually always wanted to be a Republican....

What to expect from the Press on 1/20/17

Majority of Americans Unconvinced Trump Can Handle Nation's Top Job

Obama returns to Washington: Protecting healthcare law on the closing stretch agenda

I'm curious

Little do they understand...... (Anderson 'toon)

DU-zy Nomination. I can't take credit for this.

What Does Donald Trump Actually Intend to Do About Trade?

Yep, It'll go just about like this...

Morford: Resolutions for the hopeful, and the Trumped

Morford: Resolutions for the hopeful, and the Trumped

Morford: Resolutions for the hopeful, and the Trumped

The party motto going forward is SO simple:

Why did this guy have a VALID drivers license??!!??

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Made over $420,000 Selling Access to the President-elect on New Year's Eve

Crazy Cruise III... Back to the grind.

This Is What It's Like to Read Fake News For Two Weeks

Brand New Movie! A Must Use Eye Bleach before seeing!

Bizarre Paintings Of Jakub Rozalski

Mourning in America

School Fights Could Expose Children as Young as 5 to Felony Charges, Thanks to New Missouri Law

The governor's races in 2017 and 2018

Repealing Obamacare affects everyone

I Can't Help But Think How Much Different Things Would Be Today If......

Finland to pay unemployed basic income of $587 per month

Out of power, state Dems frustrated with national committee

March on Washington and beyond: How women are resisting Donald Trump

Israeli police to question Netanyahu over alleged gifts: media

President Obama: "Because for me, it's always been about you."

Judge closes hearing on South Carolina church gunman's competency

Some Predictions For 2017...

Obama to deliver farewell address in Chicago on January 10

Fox News Total Lie About Food Stamp Fraud Sparks Rare Retraction Request From Federal Govern

Common wisdom: Trump hates the hacking story because it tranishes his victroy. True?

How Long Will GOP Congress Stay Unified?

Rebecca Ferguson asked to perform at inauguration, will do so ONLY if she can sing "Strange Fruit"

Perdue Seen As Trump's Pick for Agriculture

It's time to make friends with Trump voters for very specific reasons (VIDEO)

If the American Press refuses to give the Trump/Russian Affair it deserves

Donald Trump wants to replace email with couriers

Sign up for Jan 15th Rallies! Protect health care needs of working families, do not cut them!

How Analytical Models Failed Clinton

Who should fly the plane?

Saddam's daughter CNN interview about Trump

Priebus faces daunting task bringing order to White House that will feed off chaos

Godwin's rule is out the window for the 2016 election.

The Deplorables entered the White House using a Trumptan Horse

trump doesn't use a computer, but he know's more about hacking than the CIA

Trumps corporate tax amnesia: Repatriation didnt work in 2004, and it wont work in 2017 - Salon

Bloomberg: "Russia Today - Vladimir Putin's On-Air Media Machine"

Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence

A year to protect democracy

Mining 24 Hours a Day with Robots

Aide downplays Trump hacking revelation

DT says he knows things other people don't know about the Russian hacking,

Trump's carbon bubble economy is bound to pop the only question is how bad it will be - Salon

Under Fire for Being at Mar-a-Lago on New Year's Eve MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' Scarborough Attacks Repo

Sean Hannity to Interview Julian Assange at Ecuadorian Embassy

16 years, 74 million posts... how can DU channel that energy?

Trump trade war casualties could include 5 million US jobs - Duluth News Tribune

Some Cable Channels Now Have NO Relation To Their Titles.

Today's petitions

Picture this - ReTHUGs pass their sweeping conservative bills

Unceremoniously Knocked Up Bristol Palin Pissed About Thing

Job No. 1 when new Congress meets? Dismantling Obamacare - Buffalo News

Oh My - can't wait to see or hear about Groper Don the Con's

The Trumpsters Trickle Down ...

He likes grabbing what? Sure, go ahead, what the hell, let him try... BTW - we are ............


Trump's 'jobs' plan faces uncertainty - [opinion]

Dog Mauls Family After They Try to Dress It in a Christmas Sweater

Conservatives Can't BELIEVE California Legalized Child Prostitution, Probably Because IT DIDN'T

It gets better Joey Scabs tweets this out after a picture shows that he was lying.*

Internet Archive Setting Up Shop in Canada to Avoid Facing Persecution from Trump


DT spokesman asks why people aren't calling for Hillary to be "punished"

The ONLY thing standing between us and the loss of our democracy

goodbye, joe.

Dealing with hope like an ancient Greek

They smell like they sound...

New Years resolution - WaPo

The day is coming...

My simple view - things will not, cannot improve with the current state of the media

A Deal with the Orange Devil? Progressives Debate Whether to Seek Common Ground With tRump

Joel Sollender, the Jewish Prisoner of the Nazis Who Filmed a Powerful Ad Against Trump, Dies at 92

Preparing for the Normalization of a Neofascist White House

Trump suffering from dementia?

"Trump victory spurs women to run for office across US: 'Our time is coming' "

Repealing Obamacare: Republicans Set Sights On Affordable Care Act

Ear worm time

PG wingnut columnist Jack Kelly retiring due to cancer

The First Attractions at TrumpLand Theme Park in DC.

Hes Making a List: tRump is more paranoid and dangerous than Nixon - New Republic

So Assange and greenwald love utilizing fox

Does anyone still trust Edward Snowden?

Im With Herland

Need to tweet your senators? Rather call or email them? DO BOTH. Here you go:

Rep. Steve Cohen (D) Tennessee on MSNBC was rockin' it re: DJT and Putin!

Cuomo celebrates New Years by denying effective counsel to the states poor

Is there a chance that Senate Democrats will get help from any Senate Republicans?


We can fight vote suppression, Russian electoral interference & institutional bigotry...

What's for Dinner, Mon., Jan. 2, 2017

How would the market react to the repeal of Obamacare? n/t

Road Sign on Trump's First Privatized Interstate Hwy.

Czechs launch anti-propaganda unit with close eye on Russia

How to Save $23 Trillion Per Year: 100% Renewable Energy for the World - Jeff Masters

GOP Will Rape, Pillage, Plunder & Wreck All They Can. Screw The Polls Or Lack Of Mandate.

Is anyone in the media going to talk about Trump's real insanity??? Tweeting Toddler has two more

A Song Just For Trump......

Netanyahu Visited by Israeli Police in Corruption investigation

Open Letter to Trump (not snark) About Your Choice of Bodyguards

Remember last week, the Big Con said he would tell us about hacking...LOL

Doctors, pharmacists indicted in $100M fraud case

Do you believe other western conservative political parties would have sold their souls to Russia

Trump's microphone should always be placed directly behind him at a height of 37 inches.

We will never forget.--the vile louse that is Trump...

Bruce Springsteen Questions Donald Trump's Competency

Why the West Is Failing to Counter Kremlin Disinformation Campaigns

John Kiriakou: Whistleblowers Will Get No Mercy From the New Administration

Man alleges ageism after getting banned from Starbucks for asking teen barista on date

The Truth about Fossil fuel interests...

Pelosi to GOP on ObamaCare replacement: "You break it, you own it"

Catholic priest accused of organising orgies in rectory and pimping out 15 women

Android TV box

Toni Erdmann - Greatest Love of All

The Facts Big Oil does not want you to know...

New Year Resolution x Trump

The Cult of Trump

How do we overcome the current media landscape?

Israeli police question PM Netanyahu in corruption probe

Civil Society During The Trump Years

"Calling it for what it is" unusual these days...

Let's keep it that way !!! He should never be legitimized or normalized !!!

Biden Donates Collection Of Classic Skin Mags To Those In Need During Holidays - NWS : Onion

Pence Refuses to Pardon Completely Innocent (Released) Black Man

New NBC Monday Night Lineup....the apprentice....followed by...THE WALL?

Buried within the news, is the news. Longish rant.

Adam Khan Breaks Down Trump's Many Connections To Shady Russian Mobsters

Andy Grammer to headline Georgia inaugural ball

In what crises would Drumpf have used nuclear weapons

Just a pic of the cat from today.

In Minneapolis City Council races, so far there's left, and further left

Your New Years Exercise Resolution - A Promise to Yourself You Can Keep

Trump to give deposition...THIS WEEK....the media is not all over this

Hillary Clinton: The Guardian person of the year 2016

How the fugg is he privy to information that no one else has unless

Mormon Tabernacle Choir member disregards CNN's disrespect showing she is more informed (VIDEO)

New Fears Eve

Rebecca Ferguson - I will perform at Trump's inauguration if I can sing "Strange Fruit"...

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Tuesday, 3 January 2017

What's the worst movie you ever saw?

So this f-----g guy was lying again when he intimated he had secret info about the Russian hack

Remember All The Bull$!t About Obama Swearing His Oath Of Office On A Koran Eight Years Ago?

US officials: Russian 'digital fingerprints' all over election hacks

Can anyone figure out the status of this Federal lawsuit against DT?

Trump to shorten time

China smog: millions start new year shrouded by health alerts and travel chaos

Is something weird going on with the internet?

Man shot by Minnesota officer identified as biology teacher Updated 4:04pm, Monday, January 2, 2017

My mother took being sent to jail really badly.

My Theme Song for January 20, 2017

Natalie Portman's Husband Reveals the Reason He Quit His Job

Ex-Bush Official Says Trump Is an Addict for Media

They said GWB wouldn't be that bad

Can you pass this 50-word vocabulary test??

Judge: Requiring more parking for mosque is unconstitutional

Ailing Vermont Town Pins Hopes on Mideast Refugees

The Warning Has Been Sounded To The Media

The art of simplifying your life (by getting rid of stuff)

Hillary Clinton: The Guardian person of the year 2016

Trump meets the Honeymooners

Inauguration Will Be Different Kind Of "Day Of Infamy". We Were Attacked At Pearl Harbor.

More cases of Russian cyberattacks come to light,,,,

How Dwindling Union Power Helped Usher In Trump

Ever wonder what bird migration looks like across the entire Western Hemisphere?

I've come to realize that monogamy was invented by men

Why I think Trump won the rust belt in spite of being the terrible person he is

Why is Donald Trump trying to discredit our intelligence agencies??

TRUMP Terrifies Americans MORE than ISIS, Al Queda, and the Taliban

New U.S. Congress prepares to undo Obamacare, weigh Trump personnel picks

2017 Kentucky Derby Prep - 2017 Jerome Stakes

#ResistTrump today by following Sarah Kendzior

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Made over $420,000 Selling Access to the President-elect on New Year's Eve

Hillary Clinton is the (Nigeria) Guardian's Person of the Year 2016.

But I thought he had a "very good brain?"

10 Ways Democrats can do more in 2017

Coming up on CNN: Trump responds to Kim Jong Un on twitter. Yes. Twitter.

Kremlin must've hacked news networks. Why else would they act so toothless and docile

The racial wealth gap "worsens political and economic outcomes for the entire country."