31 Dec 2011

Occupy Wall Street Ringing in the New Year (LIVE VIDEO)

Occupy Wall Street is celebrating the New Year in the streets. OccupyWallSt.org has posted a roundup on the website of what has happened thus far tonight. There have been multiple tents. A “tiny tent” went up in Zuccotti Park. People have been jumping barricades at Liberty Park. The police have

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31 Dec 2011

Late Late Night FDL: Bugs and Bogey, Baby

Bugs BunnySlick Hare. This Warner Bros Merrie Melodies cartoon was released on November 1, 1947.

It’s New Year’s Eve – Happy New Year!

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31 Dec 2011

2012 & REALITY

Here comes the New Year! Who’da thunk it? Obama was on the ropes. The Tea Party had just swept into power, giving Blubbering John of Orange the Speaker’s Chair. That was a year ago. Does anybody recognize any part of this? Tonight THE MAN of the GOP  field is Romney.

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31 Dec 2011

Analysis: 1998 Diplomatic Cable Published By Wikileaks Reveals Pre-9/11 Intel Received By US Govt Addressing Terrorist Threat By Bin Laden: Issue Raised With New York (United Nations)

1998 Diplomatic cable published by Wikileaks reveals three years before the events of 9/11, the US government received intelligence about a Terrorist Threat from Usama Bin Laden. This intelligence was later shared with New York. The cable was created by Madeline Albright. Madeline Albright was the United States Secretary Of

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31 Dec 2011

Obama Crowned Himself on New Year’s Eve

These were among the complaints registered the last time this nation had a king: “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. “He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his

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31 Dec 2011

Late Night FDL: New Year’s Eve!

In terms of refreshments at Chez Siberia (we are not entertaining a crowd here; New Year’s Eve at our house consists of movies and lots and lots of food), we’ve got laid out: meatballs, artichoke dip, home make French bread, oven bbq chicken thighs, a fruit, veggie and cheese plate, and punch, with a Finger Lakes bubbly (we drink local) for the toast.

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31 Dec 2011

Update on the Hawaii Senate Race

A week or so ago I wrote a diary in response to Adam Nagourney’s puff piece in the NYT cautioning that Dems could lose a Senate seat in Hawaii, with the retirement of Democrat Daniel Akaka. As frequently happens, those who commented on that diary brought insight and additional information

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31 Dec 2011

Occupy Wall Street Ringing in the New Year (LIVE VIDEO)

Occupy Wall Street is celebrating the New Year in the streets. OccupyWallSt.org has posted a roundup on the website of what has happened thus far tonight. There have been multiple tents. A “tiny tent” went up in Zuccotti Park. People have been jumping barricades at Liberty Park. The police have chased down marchers too.

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31 Dec 2011

The NDAA, 2011 & a Happy New Year

President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). That means hours before 2011 came to an end, as ACLU executive director Anthony Romero stated, President Obama became “a president who will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law.” “The

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31 Dec 2011

The NDAA, 2011 & a Happy New Year

President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). That means hours before 2011 came to an end, as ACLU executive director Anthony Romero stated, President Obama became “a president who will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law.”

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