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Archives: November 24, 2011

Megyn Kelly's Pepper Spray Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Fun Facts

WP Editorial Board: Senate should confirm Caitlin Halligan to the D.C. Circuit Court

Obama administration backs off draft policy to restrict target shooting on federal land

Man Accused Of Theft Uses Paranormal Defense (ghosts did it)

NYT Attorney Meets With NYPD To Discuss Press 'Abuses' During Protests

Consumer fasts, mall sit-ins -- anti-Black Friday actions urged

In the 1990s a policeman in British Columbia sprayed a crowd with pepper spray. When

Can you imagine the police pepper spraying a gun show?

*Bachmann interview on PBS Newshour now.

Dear HCE SuiGeneris, Another DU member has made a donation to Democratic Underground

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!

I can't wait for the day that every one of these blow hards gets Mic Checked and the whole crowd....

Help! Here in La Crosse, WI I'm seeing the pro-Walker ads 10 times each night.

Making it easy to grasp - What the tax cuts to the rich mean in comparison to the 99% / Rev. Al

On CNN right now - Romney's numbers go way down for the first time as Newt's rise. The GOP

Where are New York Governor Cuomo and Attorney General Schneiderman?

Report: Family Member Makes Allegation Against Former Penn State Assistant Jerry Sandusky

According To An Occupy Protester, Police Brutality Caused Her To Have A Miscarriage

Is Motiva Refinery in Port Arther Tx, "Pollution Capital USA"

One in Four Bridges are in danger in this country....

My Thanksgiving wish: your working, have health insurance, and your family is well

Obama's Pick to Run Medicare and Medicaid Programs Resigns In The Face of Republican opposition

Obama's Pick to Run Medicare and Medicaid Programs Resigns In The Face of Republican opposition

It's just not Thanksgiving without the Turkey..

Help! Need Recs Re- the Best Books & Videos Re- Progressive Issues

Help! Need Recs Re- the Best Books & Videos Re- Progressive Issues

The main dish at the FIRST Thanksgiving (and more recent ones) was the OTHER white meat - PORK.

O'Chee claims echoed in US

The Single Most Important Robert Reich Clip You Can Share Today

Top 5 FOX Myths To Debunk This Thanksgiving

Holy Shite - did you see that Don Young attack on Doug

Romney Tells Iowa Audience: ‘I’m Not Trying To Put Money In People’s Pockets’

Harrisburg bankruptcy claim ruled illegal (BBC)

Asked To Explain Romney’s Immigration Plan, Adviser Concedes It’s To Make Immigrant Lives Unbearable

Chinese Banks ‘Built on Quicksand’: Chanos

Report: BPA in Thanksgiving Canned Food

Report: BPA in Thanksgiving Canned Food

BREAKING: NYPD Move In On Corporate Offices On Wall Street

Romney The Deciever Gets A Taste Of His Own Medicine

NYPD orders officers not to interfere with press

Aircraft crashes into mountain east of Phoenix

CIA Sabotage Manual

Officials say it was a twin engine plane that crashed onto the Superstition Mountains. Not a

Reuters: France calls for humanitarian zone in Syria

Danish hotel flouts the law, reserves floor for women

China: Tycoon sentenced to death in real estate funding scam

Raleigh NC area DU'ers - Emergency vehicles around Air Canada flight at RDU.

George Gallup Jr., Gallup Poll Founder's Son, Dies

Occupy Y'all Street

Why would anyone think Ted Kennedy was anything short of a saint?

Mandatory Wednesday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! Brad Friedman subs for Mike

The Madness of Michele Bachmann

U.S. military working to get troops home faster from Iraq

Se an octopus walk on land

FYI: Sunlight Foundation's Influence Explorer

We are going to invade Syria? Zero Hedge thinks so.Anyone got current info??

The Mullet Brothers Are On the Attack

Feds go after medical marijuana businesses

The Difference Between Democrats and Republicans

Ron Paul Reaps Big Donations From Federal Workers (Video)

mexico taxi project

Market Forces

New Libyan minister set for challenge

MA Gov Deval Patrick Signs Transgender Equal Rights Bill

CBO Tuesday: President Obama's 2009 Stimulus Enables 5 Million+ Jobs, Still Producing . . .

Fort Hood: Soldier Sues Over $41 Charge For 4-Second Call

Jerry Sandusky's Memoirs

A government needs to balance the realities of many, many people. Fascism imposes one reality

OWS is so new. There is no rush to come up with a list of demands.

For the 99%, and those who join us

2012 National Conventions: Please enlighten me

14 year old uses ladder to rescue Pa. woman from fire

Wow 6 people killed in plane crash into Superstition Mountains

Populism not Libertarianism

Huge photostream for #Occupy Oakland:

An uplifting sports story: Natalie Randolph Has Won Over Players (only female head FB coach)

Yemen's President Agrees to Step Down

Women Take a Stand in Kabul

"Judge" Adams: Child abuse victims make it up

G20 Conspiracy Case: The Inside Story

Think Negatively - Another Lee Camp Rant


Oct 14, 2011: 5,000 #Occupiers in Zuccotti Park. Now, none. This is my worry about #Los Angeles!

Are We Getting Nicer? - By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

I don't find Thune handsome. Is it just me? The talking heads (and Romney) say he is good looking.

The turkey only needs a light jacket today......

Robert Scheer: Thanks for What?

Europeans plan Christmas without the trimmings

Support your local police state

This Thanksgiving, Many Who Once Donated To Food Banks Are Asking For Help Themselves

Pepper Spray Developer and Expert Witness: UC Davis Police, if Civilian Would Be Arrested, Charged


From the Kennedys to OWS. Let's get real.

John Sinclair: Amsterdam’s Cannabis Cup a tourist draw

John Sinclair: Amsterdam’s Cannabis Cup a tourist draw

S&P cuts Egypt sovereign rating

Giving Thanks in Chicago, Circa 1858 (really interesting Chi Tribune editorial)

Giving Thanks in Chicago, Circa 1858 (really interesting Chi Tribune editorial)

Deutsche Telekom, AT&T withdraw FCC application

I give thanks that DU has helped me (usually) be the best informed party in the debate. n/t

Obama’s Catholic Friends and Enemies

Poll: Italians want more legal immigration, surprising given anti-immigrant sentiment

What exactly do Fox and their scumbags hacks stand for

BREAKING NEWS Fitch Downgrades Portugal's Credit Rating to Junk Status (Story Developing...)

For Michelle, post your favorite Fishbone song!

pepper spray cartoon...

BPA levels soar after eating canned soup: Study

Guess what's for dessert today?

Male nurse sues after firing for treating Muslim women

Jewish grandmother reunited after 60 years with Lithhuanian playmates who saved her from Holocaust

Hollywood, Fl. residents fear long-term effect of sewage spill

Brave New World Revisited...

hell hath no fury

Can you imagine the huge production the GOP would have turned Libya in to if they were in charge?

Why I engage in political discourse on FB...

Yay I am done with silly season!

A Mitt Romney Thanksgiving Dinner Menu:

A new Leonard Cohen song for Thanksgiving!

Mass. fishermen snare 881-pound tuna, feds take it

How To Prevent Cop Abuse


40 years later, new evidence emerges in D.B. Cooper case

40 years later, new evidence emerges in D.B. Cooper case

Wisconsin: ALEC Bills Threaten our State

Controversial “anti-Semitic” vodka billboard taken down in NYC

Thankful for Democratic values

On this day, I give thanks to an idea I once thought stupid.

On this day, I give thanks to an idea I once thought stupid.

The World Is Running Out Of Titanium Dioxide And The Future Is Gray

C-SPAN celebrates Thanksgiving tonight with a paean to Runny RayGun.

Billy Bragg: Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards 2011 version

Brazil suspends Chevron's drilling rights

Seattle 'superhero' who pepper-sprayed group avoids charges

Thanksgiving political TOON Roundup

The tricorn hatted-bootyshorted dancers on the tv box tell us it's thanksgiving!!! Happy Day, DU!

Occupy Protests Put Spotlight On Police Tactics - LATimes

Pope says economic crisis requires brotherhood

Parade: SpongeBob's nose drooping down was sort of creepy.

Front page of the NYT features tents in front of Texas Best Buy

Binyamin Netanyahu attacks Arab spring uprisings

A Spot-On Cartoon (Happy Thanksgiving!)

These little buggers are beggin' for a helping of food product:

Gobble, Gobble!

There's stupid, and there's Faux News stupid: Today's Deliverer of the Stupid: Megyn Kelly

There's stupid, and there's Faux News stupid: Today's Deliverer of the Stupid: Megyn Kelly

MSNBC celebrates Thanksgiving

U.C Davis Chancellor Katehi sits on National Security Higher Education Advisory Board

The media & pundits in this country are like a bunch of dinosaurs jeering at the little mammals

Free Homeland Security Toys = Expensive Lawsuits for Cities

Pre-Occupied (A Profile Of The Guys From Adbusters Who Started #OWS) - The NewYorker

Politics at Thanksgiving: Will it Affect the Polls?

Chancellor moves to save own ass, throws pepper-spray cop under the bus

The Women’s Lib Movement in Libya Sees a Surprising Twist

You've been warned!! This Thanksgiving, Beware The Sharia Turkey

If the 1% owns 99% of everything and that's bad then why don't we, the 99% just buy it back?

Giffords helps serve Thanksgiving meal to service members at Tucson, Ariz., air force base (AP)

Thanksgiving as a Day of Atonement

National CYNICS CONVENTION meeting in Los Madres focusing on 2012 Elections

be thankful friends..... HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL

be thankful friends..... HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL

Big Brother is watching.. Malls to track shopper's cell phones

OWS allows people to have their say finally. For the last 30 years elections

This morning, I saw a fancy, new SUV pull over and hand a purchased meal to

Poll: Just or Unjust?

News from Occupy Alaska

S&P Signals Japan Downgrade Approaching as Finances Worsen

Video: Octopus crawls out of water and walks on dry land

Cold Turkey for Thanksgiving

New NASA rover to scout for life's habitats on Mars

Mother sues police for handcuffing kids

Occupy UC Davis campers prepare for weekend

Store guard nabbed 4 yr old who ate fruit, had her sign that she wasn't allowed in Safeway

School reports kiss between 12-year-olds as possible sex crime

Fiat overhauls plans for US return as car sales fizzle

NLRB Seeks Court Orders Requiring Boeing to Release Documents

Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled in Tbilisi

Glenn Beck: Jimmy Fallon didn't fire his drummer because he's "a girl...playing little girl games."

VIDEO: Press conference OWS library. Recorded live on November 23, 2011

Dealing with the emotional vampires in your life.

If you want a charity to give to instead of the Salvation Army

Flashback from 2008: Wal-Mart worker trampled to death by frenzied Black Friday shoppers

PIC: where we needed casual pepper spray cop--on Wall St. execs

You can't buy that lime... it could be classed as a weapon

Egypt army appoints ex-PM to form new government: Al Jazeera

Egypt army appoints ex-PM to form new government: Al Jazeera

It's okay...

Reply to "friends" complaining of Bachmann's treatment on Fallon's show

On being thankful to others.

You can get anything you want at Alice's Resturant...

The genesis of a revolutionary media (Libya)

Rep. Giffords Serves Thanksgiving to Troops

Can anyone read this?

Happy Thanksgiving to my DU family.

Judge blocks part of Alabama immigration law affecting mobile home permits (AP/

The Poor, the Near Poor and You

I am thankful. Please share.

Aunt Lolly, A Turkey, 2 Cats, And My Brother (MUST READ! A great holiday story)

Students no longer required to give snacks to professor.

Happy Thanksgiving all (video)

Republican lawmaker files bill to end Alabama sales tax on food (AP/

Happy Turkey Day, y'all! Or Tofurkey Day, if you're vegetarian/vegan. :-)

Is the Keystone Pipeline Really Dead?

Video:"Take One More Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone!" -Dorli Rainey

Government CAN solve problems

Afghan woman's choice: 12 years in jail or marry her rapist and risk death

For a strong local economy, don't forget the arts

What am I thankful for? Being alive!

Reverse Gentrification

Hmm sad.

A laugh like crystal bells. My response to a Republican campaign phone call that became infectious

We must not speak personally of child sexual abuse at DU

Happy Thanksgiving Folks! Gratitude Thread

OWS Shatters the Political Frame

OCCUPY Thanksgiving!

OCCUPY Thanksgiving!

The Mitt Romney Thanksgiving menu, courtesy of the Iowa Democratic Party

I'm thankful for my $20 forks

When you consider sports programs for kids, please read this book:

Amsterdam Cannabis Cup Raided, for the First Time in 24 Years

#Occupy Los Angeles given 10PM deadline, tonight (Nov 24), UNCONFIRMED

Time, if used the right way, can be more powerful then all the money in the world.

Some Cold Turkey for Thanksgiving.

Post here the song you would have played for Michelle Bachmann

Yemen's president Saleh signs power transfer deal (that makes four, who's next?)

Top 1% tax cuts worth more than bottom 99% salaries

So I've been thinking of this proposal to tax the top 1% to pay down sovereign debt

OCCUPY LA needs your help right now Eviction this weekend

Buy Nothing Day and OCCUPYXMAS

One anti-union judge replied, "To hell with the Constitution; we're not following the Constitution!"

UC Berkeley Students To File Lawsuit Against University, Police

Guess I am a thankful liberal (oh, and one of the proud 99%)

Do you think Pangloss is ultimately right

Wow, did the NY Times actually print this??

Okay, quiz of the day: Who said this?

Okay, quiz of the day: Who said this?

Camping outside in tents to buy crap

Anonymous Releases 38,000 Private Emails of DOJ Investigator

A Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

The REAL war on Christmas: Enough with the "Stuff". It's going to be a 99% Christmas here.

Fear sweeps markets as Germany rules out ECB intervention


AP: Tibet group video allegedly shows nun burning (Warning - Graphic Image)

What I have to be thankful for: The anonymous DUer who gave

Wikileaks truck back in its old spot.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday.

Seven Myths About The Police

Freepers hold a lively discussion of Zimbabwe President's stance on gay rights

Sony Bravia 52" LED HDTV for $59.96. Doesn't that make you sick?

Police militarization and "tactical training" schools

Police militarization and "tactical training" schools

Please ask Mayor Villaraigosa to allow the peaceful assembly of Occupy LA to continue. email:

What's your favorite snack item while waiting for turkey?

I know I shouldn't laugh...but I did...

BNP threatens protest at headteacher's home over sex education proposals

One thing I can't stand at this time of the year is to see celebrities

Petition created for Fox News host to drink pepper spray

The others. Or what happened this Thanksgiving.

Can the Bulldog be Saved?

Authorities identify 3 men, 3 children killed after a plane crashed into an Arizona mountain

Pat Oliphant TOON- Democracy-America's Leading Export!

I watched a show on the cooking channel tonight about a soup kitchen

When Limpboy complained about Michelle Obama's NASCAR trip he mentioned the cost of the plane.

Perfectly timed photos: (LOL!)

Perfectly timed photos: (LOL!)

Probation officer fired after supporting marijuana decriminalization

The Eurozone is starting to go

Obligatory "Alice's Restaurant" post.

Tom the Dancing Bug-God-Man Saves (a) Day

In the Shadow of the Mountain

Rich CEO Investor: Tax World's Richest To Raise $10 TRILLION For The People

Regulations are simply the rules of the game

Great sign from Occupy Austin:

Eviction Notification By OccupyLA - Plus Bonus Pic !!!

Things Heat Up A Little At NYC's Zuccotti Park - AP/WSJ

Do the Occupy Black Friday protesters REALLY think they can stop THIS?

Anatomy Of The Modern Republican Brain

Anatomy Of The Modern Republican Brain

A Sentimental Journey

A Sentimental Journey

Egypt has its military ofcrs& their money; We have our corporate ofcrs& their money

Well chickens come home to roost

Well chickens come home to roost

Marine, dog to reunite after hard journey for both

In Case You Missed This... John Pike Pepper Sprays Through History...

I gave some guy thirty bucks and a ride home tonight.

Obama Complained About The Police Raids On Occupy

Obamas Volunteer At Food Bank

Sweet Potato Pie or Pumpkin Pie?

Now THIS is sad trivia!

Woke up in the night with a gall bladder attack

Woke up in the night with a gall bladder attack

Fox News Megyn Kelly’s pepper spray comments spark backlash

Fox News Megyn Kelly’s pepper spray comments spark backlash

Fox News Megyn Kelly’s pepper spray comments spark backlash

UC Berkeley Student Sets Up Tent On Chancellor Birgeneau’s Lawn - DailyCalifornian

Maurice Chase dies at 92; 'Father Dollar Bill' gave cash to poor

Maurice Chase dies at 92; 'Father Dollar Bill' gave cash to poor

Flier, displaced by obese seatmate, forced to stand for 7 hours

I am no longer proud to be an American.

Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke.

Gabrielle Giffords serves Thanksgiving meal at US Air Force base

Oh Noes! From Fox: Obama Leaves God Out of Thanksgiving Address

"Oh my god, they are turkeys"

I am thankful for Cannabis.

Israeli Women Strip to Support Egyptian Who Posed Nude

Nov 23: Mayor's office says Occupy L.A. encampment will end next week

'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'

LOL !!! - From OccupyAlbany...

Dear Newt Gingrich, for one summer I actually WAS a school janitor.

#OccupyOakland proposal for total west coast port shutdown has PASSED UNANIMOUSLY!

Angry landlord crushed mobile home while tenants fled, deputies report

How much money is wasted today on food?

Consensus, Human Mic Become Part Of "Occupy" Culture - Reuters

My son saw shoplifters nailed at Wal Mart yesterday. Tell me what do you think?

Ed Schultz: Attention Black Friday Shoppers: Buy American

Ed Schultz: Attention Black Friday Shoppers: Buy American

YouTube: Special Needs Teacher caught bullying special needs student on camera.

Is This The Coming Of The Next Great Depression?

Is This The Coming Of The Next Great Depression?

Los Angeles DUers. OccupyLA needs us down there now.

Wisconsin Gov. Walker appointee says workplace harassment of gays is legal

KS teen gets in trouble for tweet about governor

The irony of "Small Business Saturday."

The irony of "Small Business Saturday."

"The Ghost of Tom Joad"


AT&T Pulls T-Mobile Merger Application From FCC, Will Take $4B Charge

UC Berkeley Students To File Lawsuit Against University, Police

Sherry Rehman, liberal lawmaker, is Pakistan’s new U.S. envoy

Fox News Megyn Kelly’s pepper spray comments spark backlash

'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'

FCC chairman opposes AT&T takeover of T-Mobile

Arizona plane crash in Superstition Mountains; several fatalities

Maurice Chase dies at 92; 'Father Dollar Bill' gave cash to poor

Penn State Testimony Requested

Nick Clegg to accuse banks of racism

Germany Rejects Euro Bonds After Failed Auction ‘Wake-Up Call’

Harrisburg Bankruptcy Petition Thrown Out

Medvedev: Russia will target US missile shield if no deal reached

Sandusky denies new child-abuse allegations, attorney says

Turkey Officially Apologizes for 1930s Mass Killing of Kurds

Sri Lanka counts civilian war dead to counter war crimes claim