31 Dec 2009

New Hampshire goes equal as the New Jersey Assembly flips the bird

On June 3, 2009, only an hour after the New Hampshire legislature took its final vote, marriage equality opponent Governor Lynch signed the marriage equality bill into law.  Today at 12:01 AM, January 1, 2010, the law went into effect.  New Hampshire joins Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa and Vermont as the

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31 Dec 2009

Eliminate the Senate: Winslow Wheeler @ Counterpunch

Former Senate Staffer Winslow Wheeler offers a perspective on counterpunch.org on the nature of structural dysfunction in the US Senate.

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31 Dec 2009

Late Late Night FDL: Poo Chi

My New Years resolution this year is to take up Poo Chi.  From the YouTube: Poo Chi skit from Live Matinee live comedy performance at Tsunami Bookstore Eugene, Oregon Oct 2, 2009 Instructor: Nancy Cave Class members: Tamsin Morgan, Barbara Embree, Richard Cave Who brought the brownies? h/t FunnyDiva for

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31 Dec 2009

For Auld Lang Syne – Scottish Version

A very Scottish, longing version of Auld Lang Syne, which means Old Long Since, a remembrance of those who hae gone before us. We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne. For Katymine, Kobe, and all other beloveds.

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31 Dec 2009

My 2010 Resolution- Open Thread

Autumn, Lurleen and I were chatting about this earlier and I volunteered to write up one of my usual silly, cheesy posts that I love so. So… Then I thought about this cheese shop skit with its utter lack of cheeses in relation to resolutions and 2010… and saw this

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31 Dec 2009

It’s the end, the end of the decade

Oh, hey, look! Another one of those blabitty blah blah end o’ the decades listy things. Your chance to go “Jeez. I thought he was much cooler than that.” Random number of movies I loved: Memento Charlie Wilson’s War Lost In Translation Ghost World Mulholland Drive Before The Devil Knows

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31 Dec 2009

Late Night: Resolute – Not Resolutions

This is not a post about The Top Ten anything for 2009 OR 2010. This is not a post about Your Most Important xx (pick your number) Resolutions for 2010. This is not a post about Thin Thighs in Thirty Days. This is not a post about How to Make

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31 Dec 2009

‘…there was barely air or water’

A reflection on our past and present efforts in Afghanistan…

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31 Dec 2009

From FDL’s Editing Department: Most Popular FDL Videos of 2009

Here’s Firedoglake’s most popular videos of 2009. What does this collection say to you about this year?

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31 Dec 2009

Seminal Watercooler – #1 News Story of the Decade: Y2K

We all know what was the true #1 news event of the 2000’s – but who wants to be reminded of that on New Year’s Eve? Instead, let’s remember the very first story of the decade – what was supposed to be a great disaster but turned out to be a laughable non-event.

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