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Archives: December 30, 2023

Michael Cohen DUMPS on Trump's Speech Secret

'Hard time shaking the I-word...Insurrection': Trump kicked off ballot in Maine - Deadline - MSNBC

Trump's Odor Problem..Is this being discussed at all on the Right, on TV or anywhere except here? n/t

Why don't you play basketball with vultures?

Cormorants in Silhouette

Trump's primary opponents jump to his defense over and over again - Deadline - MSNBC

Steve Hartman on the road "Goose Bumps"

does anyone ever use Mastadon?

I really enjoy Ari Melber's show on MSNBC.

I went down to the beach today. The waves were great; here's a couple of examples:

New recordings from Ken Chesebro show the last ditch effort to keep Trump in power - Deadline - MSNBC

Does anyone remember James Coburn's Darkroom?

Judge blocks parts of Iowa law banning school library book, discussion of LGBTQ+ issues

Deleted because the post was a duplicate.

So much depends on Depends!

Maine disqualifies Trump, as does Colorado; Michigan & California don't. Next stop, US Supreme Court - Glenn Kirschner

Breaking Bad - Mexican Song

Two Rescued Elephants Having A Great Time With Old Tire After Finishing Bathing - ElephantNews

Marilyn Manson - Killing Strangers

Hershey is sued over lack of artistic detail on Reese's candies

FOLLOW UP Some advice, please. My friend rented a computer

Please pray for me

Breakfast Friday 29 December 2023

AOC's year in review

The African Queen........

The older I become the more I become against war

DOJ threatens to sue Texas if it enforces new state immigration law - MSNBC Reports

For New Years Eve this year I am currently deciding on

Jack Smith Quickly SHUTS DOWN Trump's Entire Trial Defense - Meidas Touch

Released Hostage Mia Schem has something to say.

I'm taking some perverse amusement from the description of tonight's "20/20" episode:

Trump's ticking legal bomb: Inside RICO DA Fani Willis' record - Melber report - The Beat - MSNBC

First Aid Kit - "One More Cup of Coffee" (Bob Dylan cover)

Celtics thread; watching Celts/Raptors tonight.

My dog has died.

Raspberry Beret - Prince and The Revolution 🍭

Billy Joel. "Summer, Highland Falls". The piano isn't my favorite axe, but this is a startlingly great riff.

Sean Bianco's "At the Opera" for Friday and Saturday Dec. 29 and 30.

The Biden administration once more bypasses Congress on an emergency weapons sale to Israel

Sounds like Sherrod Brown

NPR Holiday Program 'Welcome🎄Christmas' (in link & broadcast now)

Nazareth - This Flight Tonight

North Dakota lawmaker's district GOP echoes call on him to resign after slurs to police in DUI stop

Maine secretary of state who opted to keep Trump off primary ballot is facing threat of impeachment

Mandatory Friday Mike Malloy thread! TGIF! Happy New year!

Ukraine: At least 18 people dead after most intense Russian air strikes since war began - DW News

Arizona judge denies a GOP move to block a voter-approved law for transparent campaign financing

"What he lacks in common sense he makes up in self esteem"

FOX is...

GOP lawmakers ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to reconsider redistricting ruling, schedule for new maps

Friday Night Gin Buzz. Ask me anything.

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says he unwittingly sent AI-generated fake legal cases to his attorney

Prosecutors say there's no need for a second trial of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried

WTF? This tape doesn't even

Appeals court DENIES Trump's LAUGHABLE request - Talking Feds

Maine's secretary of state explains why she barred Trump from primary ballot

Chinese spy balloon used U.S. internet provider to communicate - MSNBC Reports

MILLENNIAL MONEY 'I love everything about it:' 38-year-old only spends $792 a month to live in a 160 sq. ft. RV

Former Trump officials warn of a White House return

Santos Gets A Taste Of His Own Medicine, Has A Meltdown - Raw News And Politics

'She's toast': Republicans of color disappointed by Haley's slavery misstep

US Approves 'Emergency' Sale Of Munitions To Israel

Biden mulls border crackdown in face of Trump's migrant-bashing rhetoric

NYC's New Weapon Against Out of Control Subway Crime!

What happens next for Trump after Maine's ballot decision - NBC News

State labor commission pushes pause on return-to-office order for Nebraska state employees

Biden administration approves emergency weapons sale to Israel, bypassing Congress for the second time

Tesla strike in Sweden is biggest test yet of Elon Musk's anti-union stance

Trump ballot eligibility also under challenge in multiple states after Maine ruling - CBS News

TCM Schedule for Sunday December 31, 2023 - New Year's Eve Comedies

Armpits, Ketchup, and a Butt, and Other Causes of the Civil War (Ferret)

TCM Schedule for Monday January 1 2024 - Marx Brothers

Grieg's 'Two Nordic Melodies'

10-day waiting period to purchase a firearm starts Jan. 1 FOX 13 Seattle

This is what people need to understand about the abortion issue.

New College Major - Why Trump, how come Trump?

Kevin Bloody Wilson - "What's Donald Gonna Do Today?"

MAJOR Legal Challenges INSTANTLY Become Trump's Biggest Nightmare - Meidas Touch

A Fond Farewell To Musicians We Lost In 2023

A Fond Farewell To Musicians We Lost In 2023

Treasury says 7,400 dealers have signed up for electric vehicle tax credit

Eddie Vedder rocks Aloha spirit for three lucky young students

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about the skies over Ukraine....

Maine secretary of state says she's received threats after removing Trump from state ballot

Do Progressives/Democrats here on DU hunt or have hunted in the past?

Judge Blocks Most Of An Iowa Law Banning LGBTQ+ Topics In Schools

the fog, the identity and the slog

This Sunday's LOLcat Thread

AZ: GOP bid to block 'dark money' disclosure in 2024 fails

2023....the year of moisture, but little sun.

Justice explains why he opposes Louisiana Supreme Court redistricting map

Chorus grows to remove Karamo as Michigan GOP chair

Out-of-state, conservative organizations lead charge to ban ranked choice voting in Ohio

and Johnny Depp movies stink as well.......

Why am I suddenly, randomly, getting a screen with a green circle and a

GOP Governor Defends Rejecting Money to Feed Kids

Dems Target GOP State Lawmakers With Jan. 6 Credentials

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign: Statement on Republicans asking Supreme Court to reconsider redistricting case

How the parties were reshaped at a local level in 2023 - Morning Joe - MSNBC

A general discussion regarding our Earth

Qatar Says Hamas Will Return to Hostage Negotiations

Ron DeSantis needs the 'good meat' to 'subsist'

. The question was the age old "what do you do"/ Come up with a silly answer like "I pick my nose."

Why Clarence Thomas Threatened To Quit - The Majority Report with Sam Seder

PA: Meet Three Of The Neighbors Who United To Defend Public Education In Central Bucks School District

Strike averted: NYC office cleaning workers agree to new contract through 2024

Trump kicked off another state's ballot, MAGA responds with threats! - Pondering Politics

GOP rep warns House has final say over election after states deem Trump ineligible for ballots

If only I had known 40 years ago what I just figured out, I can learn from the mistakes...

Republican lawmakers ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to reconsider gerrymandering case

Michigan's redistricting commission will hold elections in early January

As Postelection Protests Rock Serbia, Hunger Striker Becomes The Face Of The Opposition

Trump kicked off another state's ballot, MAGA responds with threats! - Pondering Politics

Democratic Republic of Congo rules out election re-run as observers flag irregularities

ND election administrator: Prepare for long waits if hand counting advances

Trump BITES THE DUST in second state...OFF THE BALLOT!! - Talking Feds

Fourth Grader Destroys Nikki Haley With Perfect Comparison - Waldorf Nation

Republicans seek winning strategy on abortion for 2024 - with Democrats also in a tricky spot

As cities take down Confederate memorials, Florida bill seeks to stop them -- and put the statues back up

'Putin's days are numbered': CIA veteran Jack Devine - Morning in America - NewsNation

The Only Secretary Of State With Any Guts Removes Trump From The 2024 Primary Ballot - Rodecast

Vince Fong (R) secures last-minute victory to appear on ballot for Kevin McCarthy's House seat

Illinois Ban On Book Bans Takes Effect Jan. 1

Delusional Lindsey Graham Blasted For Claiming Republicans Are The 'Tolerant' Party

Which State is next to boot stinky off the ballot

Texas GOP rejects ballot question asking if state should secede

Second State Kicks Donald Trump Off 2024 Ballot - Let's Talk Elections

Jeff Tiedrich:

'bout to drive poor Stevie Ray insane!

About doing research today, as compared with 50 and 60 years ago. Everything has changed completely!!

Nebraska governor stands firm on rejection of federal money to feed food-insecure children

Anxiety and the approaching new year.

The Blue Marble

Question: What was The Civil War Fought Over?

FED UP Eleventh Circuit POURS Bad News on Trump and MAGA - Meidas Touch

'Parroting Putin's propaganda': The business exodus over Ukraine was no Russian bonanza

Can states legally ban Donald Trump from 2024 primary ballots? - Scripps News

If "ALL IN THE FAMILY" Was Being Made Today

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about Georgia's new map and how it isn't over....

POWERFUL blue state makes SHOCKING DECISION on primary ballot - Talking Feds

Warning, What they sell is a lot and not necessarily a good thing

Irish educational priorities.....

'I would much rather be us than them': Dem strategist on 2024 race - Morning Joe - MSNBC

Trump Loses To Capitol Police Officers Again In Absolute Immunity Claim - Rodecast

Kari Lake Headed For Giuliani-Like Defamation Loss? - Raw News And Politics

Why the Kennedy Nixon Debate is More Relevant Now Than When it Aired - Thom Hartmann

Europe 'ramps up' weapon production to send to Ukraine - Former Colonel Philip Ingram - Times Radio

Tonga volcano eruption was fueled by 2 merging chambers that are still brimming with magma

Best of 2023...

Fox News Liberal takes gloves off in heated panel - Pondering Politics

Group behind voting misinformation campaign in Northern Va. loses federal appeal

I have an idea for a continuation of #TFGSMELLS

All undocumented immigrants in California will be eligible for health insurance as of Jan. 1

McKinsey to pay $78 million in US opioid settlement with health plans

Remember those two weeks when FauxNews wasn't completely all in for TFG?

29 Dec: Russians getting really cocky. They're using NATO airspace. - Reporting from Ukraine

NYT: Where Was the Israeli Military on Oct. 7?

Maine secretary of state says she's received threats after removing Trump from state ballot

Donald Trump's presidential prospects in peril as most voters think charges are valid

Trump TERRIFIED what Supreme Court will SOON DO TO HIM - Meidas Touch

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse chancellor fired for the porn videos made with his wife

My political predictions for 2024

On this day, December 30, 1923, lap steel guitarist Joaquin Murphey was born.

Major escalation: Putin spent ₽113,347,500,000 in a single day to attack Ukraine - The Russian Dude

How Texas' migrant buses are impacting Democratic-run cities - CBS News

Wordle 924 (Dec 30) ***SPOILERS***

On This Day: "the most important strikes in American history" - Dec. 30, 1936

On this day, December 30, 1931, Skeeter Davis was born.

On this day, December 30, 1930, steel guitar player Red Rhodes was born.

On this day, December 30, 1968, Frank Sinatra recorded "My Way" -- in one take.

Trump's only role as president on Jan 6

On this day, December 30, both Michael Nesmith (1942) and Davy Jones (1945) were born.

On this day, December 30, 1903, 602 people were killed in Chicago's Iroquois Theatre fire.

Some music to cheer up AN Ohio State University fans this morning.

Air raids over eastern Syria near Iraqi border kill 6 Iran-backed militants

Bellows Is Right: Use Every Tool Available to Defeat Trump

I'm going to the Peach Bowl today!

On this day, December 30, 1953, Admiral demonstrated to its distributors the first home color television set, at $1,175.

Things you repurpose.

OMG, I love DU.

Happy😃 National🇺🇸 Bacon🥓 Day🗓️❗️ Your Favorite Way To Have Bacon?

On December 28, 1952, Hank Williams sang a few songs at the Elite Cafe in Montgomery, Alabama.

Judge blocks most of an Iowa law banning some school library books and discussion of LGBTQ+ issues

'Devastation' - Why China's Economy Shocked Many In 2023; China Year In Review - China Update

Just a girl and her love

'Scary' shelter dog melts for a toy

One of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen.

Mutiny Erupts in a Michigan G.O.P. Overtaken by Chaos

Trump loses another battle!

Steve Garvey climbing the polls in California's U.S. Senate race

Authorities beef up security for New Years Eve celebrations across US after FBI warnings

Russia is working to subvert French support for Ukraine, documents show

Grumpy Cat Loves Only One Thing

El Salvador Gang Crackdown Continues - 73000 Arrests, Mega Prison Fills & Lowest Crime Rates Years - Joe Blogs

2 Iowa geese who found each other after losing their mates still thriving

Axelrod says he thinks it 'would rip the country apart' if Trump were prevented from running

Tulsa man sentenced after throwing Molotov Cocktail into LGBTQ-friendly donut shop

Cantaloop Flip Fantasia

Jason & Jennifer Groggs anyone seeing this?.

"The vice president of the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens of Georgia, was quite clear about the cause of the Civil War"

Conservatives Have An Unhinged New Definition Of Marriage

May I? Breakfast for Sat. December 30 2023

Jeff Lynne is 76 today.

Is there any discussion in Ohio about replacing Ryan Day as OSU coach?

China eases visa application for U.S. tourists

Opinion: We can't hit the snooze button on 2024. The country is on the line.

You raised $300.00 on December 29, 2023 unofficial DU for Biden-Harris 2024

Klan War: Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle to Save Reconstruction, by F. Bordewich

Krysten Sinema is the Senate's Most Embarrassing Fashion Icon - Lovett or Leave It

Bo Diddley was born on this date.

Why Waste Time on Things We Can't Change?

Rogers Park woman charged with multiple hate crimes

A fascinating conversation with GPT 4

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about NY, DC, and 3 Trump losses....

Here's 2023's Biggest Losers! Not My Party with Tim Miller

McDonald's Malaysia sues Israel boycott movement for $1 million in damages

OK legislator files bill to mandate display of Ten Commandments in public school classrooms

The Entire Republican Party is Trump's Defense Team - Stephanie Miller

Marines Whose Cars Were Sold by Towing Company Will Be Repaid Under Court Settlement

happy public domain name 2024

The Monkees - Listen To the Band

Jack Smith Uses Trump's Legal Strategy Against Him - Stephanie Miller

George Harrison - My Sweet Lord (take 16 - stripped down version of master missing lead guitar and backing vocals)

George Harrison - It Don't Come Easy (demo)

Florida Men Arrested in Brutal Beating of Group of LGBTQ+ Women

California keeps Trump on ballot after Colorado and Maine use 14th Amendment to say 'No'

Evaluating the truthfulness of fake news through online searches increases the chances of believing misinformation

Trump doesn't have immunity from Jan. 6 civil suit brought by U.S. Capitol Police officers, appeals court say

The Beatles - Rain (take 5/actual speed)

The Beatles - Get Back (rooftop version)

Yesterday I got a cup of union brewed coffee at Starbucks

There are pens with ink that won't smear or be washed away...

Isotopic Analysis of Ryugu Samples Suggest Cold and Hot Origins for its Molecules

Who here besides me are staying home tomorrow night?

The Race to Breed 'Supercoral' to Save Us From Climate Doom

Prosecutor on Trump running for president if sent to prison - Brian Tyler Cohen

The Twilight Zone.......a marathon

About Trump's Fake Elector Phone Calls

Guitarists: do you have a favorite tuning app?

Have a name to suggest to DUers of certain age who

Old Piano Playing Ragtime

Taylor Swift - They need to stop using her as an example of not being eligible

Rare footage of Jamaica and Jamaicans 1929

How Does Trump's 2024 Playbook Plays on Every Republican Fear? - Stephanie Miller

MAGA Obsessed UFC Fighter Claims Refs Cheated Him Because He's a Trump Fan - Rebel HQ

Bare Trees

Anniversaries and Posting Milestones (December 30, 2023)

These jobs have seen the biggest wage increases in 2023

The Frightening Psychology of donald trump and MAGA with Mary Trump and Molly Jong-Fast

I'd like to work for the DNC at a national level.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls For Embalmers To Testify To Back Up Her COVID Conspiracies - Farron Balanced

What's your favorite way to waste time? Me streaming videos

From Salman Rushdie to RuPaul: the books to look out for in 2024

You Can Tell Siri How to Eject Water from Your iPhone--Here's How

Peafowl In the Grass

Climate Activists Block Amsterdam Highway in Protest Against ING

Blast from the Past - Jon Stewart vs Chris Wallace, 2011.06.19

Laundry advice.

The Biden administration once again bypasses Congress on an emergency weapons sale to Israel

why the right FEAR SWIFTIES

Weekend TOONs

AZ Court Upholds Voter-passed Dark Money Disclosure Initiative

Experts weigh in on what could happen if Trump is convicted

Does Trump smell worse than a sumo wrestler?

Gas is very cheap in Trump country

Phony MIT physicist bilked investors out of $24.6 million with Irvine tech firm, SEC alleges

Biden's Crime Problem: Violent Crime is Down, but Voters Don't Believe it

Cartoons 12/30/2023 looking back

I guess we can expect the current protests to morph more firmly into anti-Biden protests.

Why Trump's critics are citing Justice Gorsuch in fight over ballots, insurrection

What I want posted in every classroom in America

Paula Abdul Accuses 'American Idol' Producer Nigel Lythgoe of Sexual Assault

If you could give yourself a new first name, what would you name yourself. Mine would be Elizabeth

MAGA Man ERUPTS When Confronted With Facts And Logic

Get in back in the bus you #*%@*# reQubliCONs

Why Republicans Won't ADMIT Defeat

The Sun Popped Out. Briefly.

Venice limiting size of tourist groups starting in June to protect the popular city

Actor Tom Wilkinson, Known For 'The Full Monty' And 'Michael Clayton', Dies At 75

"The only way to deal with bullies: Stand up to them." -- Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan)

Bob James - Angela (theme from 'Taxi') (4K)

Burundi's president says gay people should be stoned

Asia Against Russia: Taiwan and South Korea Impose Strict Sanctions - UATV English

Court rejects Idaho attempt to dismiss suit seeking expanded medical exceptions to abortion ban

Last US lighthouse keeper steps down from role at Boston Light Beacon

As we come to the middle years of this decade

Rep. Jared Golden (D) and Senator Angus King (I) oppose the Maine SOS's decision?

As Gaza death toll mounts, Israelis look in vain for any sign of victory

Whose fault is it?

Milei and the Extreme Right's Handbook in a Period of Global Crisis

Martin Luther King on Anti-Zionism

"Why I don't take advice from men."

Would you take the stairs?

Colorado secretary of state receives death threats: 'I will not be intimidated'

Indiana missionary family who fled the US due to COVID mandates is arrested on the Caribbean island of Dominica after co

Labor News & Commentary December 21, 2023 President Biden will re-nominate Julie Su in 2024

Pornhub blocks access by Montanans, citing bill to protect minors

As Canada vies for UN Human Rights Council seat, some Indigenous leaders from the Amazon raise red flags

Colombia Uses Seized Timber to Help Bees and the Environment

Is keeping Trump off state ballots a good idea?

⛳️ When you finally get greenside on to a par 5 in 2

GOP leaders in swing state panicked party is 'on the verge of implosion' before election

Year of the underdog: How 'outsiders' upended Latin America's elections

UNICEF delivers 600,000 vaccine doses for Gaza children

@JoyceWhiteVance: Trump is preparing to claim the 2024 election was stolen from him when he loses

If you're interested in this type of thing, I think this guy is one of the best finish carpenters on YouTube.

Maurice Hines, famed dancer and Broadway star, dies at 80

Blue collar workers won big in 2023, defying bleak predictions

British actor Tom Wilkinson, known for 'The Full Monty' and 'Michael Clayton', dies at 75

Cover "Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star / O'Keefe Music Foundation

Hello. This is Botany. I am still alive.

What must the Supreme Court be thinking?

Mayor's court. Small towns collecting 90% of revenue via traffic fines. Mayor is judge and jury

What's for Dinner, Sat., Dec. 30, 2023

Well, my book is finished 😆😎

Brought to you via the popular demands of nobody: The Q Song. (Sorry in advance)

China Balloon - The Real Story?

Searching Dr Google scaring myself

Special Counsel Jack Smith has filed Response Brief on the immunity issue

Dunc is such a player.

Special counsel: Trump immunity claim threatens democracy

The Elon Musk Industrial Complex

The founders never imagined a Donald Trump

How to Stand Up to Trump

Because they haven't gouged us enough!

Which one is your coffee mug?

"When people say 'This is my baby,' they don't always mean a baby..."

Bo Diddley - The Rhythm That Shook The World

Reno Takes A Ride Into the Future with Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Buses

One of the best actors, Tom Wilkinson, died at 75. Too soon. You may not know his name but you


Those exploding shells

AMC Theatres apologizes for kicking out a civil rights leader for using his own chair

Trump on Ohio's Mike DeWine: "I'm finished with this stiff."

Holy cow. On EVERY economic indicator, President Biden *over delivered* by miles & blew experts' expectations away

I Spent 7 Days In Solitary Confinement

Shelling kills 21 in Russian city of Belgorod following Moscow's aerial attacks across Ukraine

George Takei:

This is scary stuff. Who decides what the one religion will be, and what if I just can't believe in it? What will they d

XLNT Mexico Beatles cover complete with granny go go dancers - I Should Have Known Better

Middle Age Riot tweet:

Another Middle Age Riot tweet:

A return to Healthcare for the Homeless. Coming up next week.

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about Nukes, NEST, and Vegas....

Did Justice Gorsuch tip his hand regarding trump being Disqualified from the Presidential Ballot?

Such an interesting neighborhood I have!

Soothesayer's 2024 forecast excerpts on TFG

US appeals court allows California to bar guns in most public places

Southern MD,, after sunset, approaching river 12/30

Why Is The GOP Joining Putin, Xi and MBS To Destroy Democracy? Thom Hartmann

Judge rules that lawsuit challenging Idaho's abortion ban can move forward