Archive for December 2009 – Page 35

Monday Links

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Good morning!! Welcome to the countdown week, for some of you a joyous time, others a sad and bitter reminder of pain and sorrow**.

Stolen Auschwitz sign recovered

Men really ARE better at parking... and that's a woman professor talking

Obama to honor government efficiency idea

Protests mark funeral of dissident Iranian cleric

CNN: A dozen Gitmo detainees sent to 3 countries Twelve detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were transferred to Afghanistan, Yemen and Somaliland, the U.S. Justice Department said Sunday. The moves bring the total number of detainees held at Guantanamo to just under 200.

Bat Deaths: Some Species At Risk Of Becoming Endangered

Here's how S.C. Gov. Sanford avoided impeachment

Israel: First Jesus-Era House Found In Nazareth

Inside evangelical athletes and the sports world

New York Times: Civilians Train in ‘Afghan City’ in the Midwest For American civilians serving in Afghanistan, the last stop before they ship out to Kabul or Kandahar is a dilapidated, vaguely foreboding institution that once served as a farm colony for “feeble-minded” boys, and later was a state mental hospital.

**Sorry, just always wanted to just up and say it.

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Video: Health Care Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

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Overnight and Astronomy Thread

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Mojave Desert Fireball
Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka (AstroPics.com, TWAN)
Explanation: Monstrously bright, this fireball meteor lit up the Mojave Desert sky Monday morning, part of this year's impressive Geminid meteor shower. Seen toward the southwest over rock formations near Victorville, California, a more familiar celestial background was momentarily washed out by the meteor's flash. The background includes bright star Sirius at the left, and Aldebaran and the Pleaides star cluster at the right side of the image.
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Obama gets an 'A' for effort from Schwarzenegger

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Far cry from teasing him about his "scrawny arms".

Washington (CNN) – Not every Republican is a critic of President Obama. At least one thinks the president is doing a fine job – at least when it comes to the effort involved in being the country’s chief executive.

Asked to give Obama a grade as the end of the president’s first year in office approaches, Arnold Schwarzenegger, California’s Republican governor, gave Obama high marks.

“When it comes to effort, [Obama] should get a straight A,” Schwarzenegger told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King in an interview that aired Sunday on State of the Union.

“He’s out there with tremendous energy and he’s selling his ideas. And he has great enthusiasm there. He’s a great speaker, a great communicator.”

The one-time Hollywood action star also had some advice for Obama as the president tries to push his agenda through Capitol Hill’s partisanship.

“He has to hang in there,” Schwarzenegger told King, “be tough, just continue on, never give up, eventually he’s going to get all those things done.”

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Video- Markos Moulitsas: Progressives and the political landscape

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Markos did really well. It's funny, but I remember the first time he was going to be on some show and how he posted over at Kos for critiques and suggestions. Looks like the DFH's have finally got a seat at the table... sometimes. How he sat next to Scarborough without jack slapping him I don't know.

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MUST SEE VIDEO- Sheldon Whitehouse: "The lying time is over....there will be a reckoning."

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By GottaLaff

CORRECTION: I apologize. I had 2 videos up, and grabbed the wrong one. THIS is the video I meant to post.

Sheldon Whitehouse smacks down the GOP/Tea Baggers:

Suh-freakin'-NAP!

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Brittany Murphy Dies

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By GottaLaff

http://media.hollyscoop.com/BlogImages/81381445---brittany.jpg

TMZ:

Brittany Murphy died early this morning after she went into full cardiac arrest and could not be revived, multiple sources tell TMZ.

She was 32. [...]

Murphy starred in such films as "Clueless," "8 Mile," and "Don't Say a Word."

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