Volume 322 - The Death of Outrage
 Election Morning Nov 7, 2000

 Paul Begala Shoots the Bull
   Look who came to work!

Election Day!!!  It goes without saying that you should vote.
But let me put it in perspective.  John Lewis is now a powerful Congressman.
But three decades ago he was a young hero who led a march for the right to
vote in Selma, Alabama.  As he and his followers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge
in Selma, they were met by George Wallace's state police.

Lewis began to kneel, to pray.
Wallace's thugs attacked him with clubs, split his head open, nearly killed him.
People like Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner were not so lucky.
They were murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, for trying to register
African-Americans to vote.  People have died for your right to vote -- not so long ago.
To fail to vote would dishonor their sacrifice.

The two presidential candidates finished their campaigns in typical fashion.
Ever the earnest son, Al Gore finished the campaign by working hard,
going 30 hours without sleep, talking issues deep into the night.
Bush coasted and smirked his way to a comparatively early bedtime.
His campaign has always had a sense of entitlement, arrogance and vengeance,
and all three were abundantly evident last night.

Instead of wrapping up his campaign in the big swing states of Michigan, Florida and
Pennsylvania, Bush finished in Tennessee and Arkansas --- trying to stick a thumb in
the eyes of Bill Clinton and Al Gore.  Bush even played a snippet of Clinton's campaign song,
"Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow", which was interrupted by a sound effect
of a needle being scratched across a record, replaced by The Who's angry anthem,
"Won't Be Fooled Again."  Cute.  But too cute by half.
Too bitter, vengeful, arrogant and juvenile.

Classic Bush-league, cheap-shot finish.

In another classic Bush gesture, W went to Wisconsin and called for an end to "the death penalty."
Aides said he meant the "death tax" -- the tax paid by millionaires on the largest 2% of estates.
He also tried to persuade people he supports a prescription drug benefit, saying -- I love this --
seniors should not have to choose between "prescription drugs and medicine."


I know every candidate gets punchy at this stage, but Bush hasn't been working very hard.
This is not merely fatigue.  It's a lack of intellectual vigor, compounded by a lack of physical vigor.
If he can't keep his act together as a candidate, he'd be way over his head as a president.

Finally, I want to say a word about Hillary Rodham Clinton. When she called me two years ago
and said she was thinking about running for the Senate, I said that as her friend I'd like to see her
spared the slings and arrows of partisan political attacks. After the bashing she's gotten from the
right wing as our First Lady, I knew she was going to be smeared and slimed by the right in a
political race. But just 16 months after moving to New York, she is on the verge of an historic victory.
As an American, and as her friend, I could not be more proud of her.

Gore better not win this before I can get home to my Chinaco Anejo.

From: craig_thompson@excite.com

Subject: Blocking sites

Hey bc

Note the Zogby poll...

(yeah i know he's a whore but I'll take all the good news I can get...)

Someone wrote in and talked about their company site blocking you
- I can access you from my company computer - but it blocks Landover Baptist...

See you tonight

Actually, that's not so weird.
You know how those Baptists can be...

 I just left to vote.
 They told me Democrats vote tomorrow.

 You'd think they'd advertise that...


Pics produced by Jason Sherry@maysteel.com

 Actually what happened when I went to vote,
 it was so damn crowded there was no parking.

 It's raining and sleeting in K-Drag today,
 (God's plan to keep Smirk out of power)
 but I've been voting in the same spot since 1976
 and never even had to wait before.

 Oklahoma knows they have a chance this time,
 not like in 1992 and 1996.

America - you ready for this?

From: lisa@ladydove.net

Subject: Not everyone is perfect

give a liberal  30 seconds and he will resort to pointing
out peoples physical features, refering to fictious
sexual acts and otherwise avoiding the issue.

do you call the fat person in front of you a fat pig all the time
or do you just express your opinion to his face only if he is conservative.

while saying under your breath to the liberal fat person
"I sure wish you would move your pig ass so I can pay for my feel good
whole earth food and get on with my feel good life."
I sure hope he does not hear you.

Lisa, I understand - completely!

 Why is Drudge down today?

 I'm sure he'll claim it was "too many hits,"
 but Drudge is not eggs-actly trustworthy on stuff like that.

 What's the real reason?

 Molly Ivins - This is Your Life

 Click  Here

From: tdouglas@direclynx.net

Subject: Latest MSNBC Poll

Dear Bartcop,

If you haven't seen it yet, quick go to MSNBC and look at the latest poll.
Major shift today to Gore.  Look's like we may pull this one out.

Ted Douglas
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Ted, that's good news.
Zogby shows Gore ahead, too, so much that Rush has been explaining
that Zogby "changed the way he conducts polls," to hide the facts.

It's times like this I wish I was religious...

 West Wing - Too smart for TV?

 Click  Here

From: rayblessin@home.com

Subject: Comment from Canada

Those of you who are preparing to support the Republican Party on November 27,
should know a bit about your fellow voters.

While it is true that all George W. Bush supporters are not violent advocates of
denial of choice for women, it is reasonable to assume that all rabid anti-choicers
are George W. Bush supporters.

While it is true that all George W. Bush supporters are not prejudicial haters of
homosexuals, it is reasonable to assume that all prejudicial haters of homosexuals
are George W. Bush supporters.

While it is true that all George W. Bush supporters are not irrational religious
fundamentalists, it is reasonable to assume that all irrational religious fundamentalists
are George W. Bush supporters.

While it is true that all George W. Bush supporters are not bigoted racists,
it is reasonable to assume that all bigoted racists are George W. Bush supporters.

While it is true that all George W. Bush supporters are not fanatical gun nuts,
it is reasonable to assume that all fanatical gun nuts are George W. Bush supporters.

So, if you vote for the Republicans you are, in effect, in league with the solid support
offered the Republican Party by the lunatic fringe.  Assuming that rabid anti-choicers,
prejudicial haters of homosexuals, irrational religious fundamentalists, bigoted racists,
and fanatical gun nuts do actually vote.

Ray Blessin
Kamloops, BC

 A Message from Pickles Smirk

 Dear Vooter,

 I'm sending this e-mail to remind you Tuesday is election day.
 You can make a difference in this election.   My husband, Smirk
 and all of our great Republican candidates will provide the kind of
 leadership to improve public schools, strengthen Social Security,
 rebuild our military and cut your taxes.

 This will be a close race; please take your friends and family to the
 polls and vote for Smirk and our team this Tuesday, November 7.

 Thank you very much.
 Pickles Smirk

 If you receive a phone call attacking George W. Bush or his proposals please
 record it or make note of the attack and report it by calling 1-800-878-9374.

 ha ha

 I got several of those, didn't you?
 I made notes, and am calling them right away!!

 ha ha

 Smokin' Joe Conason

 When there's balls to be busted,
 who better than Smokin' Joe Conason to do it?

 His target?

 Ralph Nader, Republican

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 Great GOP Quotes

"I want you to understand that I can't win without you."

From: jam@unlimitedmedia.com

Subject: Dear Abby

Dear Abby,

I am a sailor in the United States Coast Guard. My parents live in the suburbs
of Philadelphia and one of my sisters, who lives in Bensonhurst is married to
a transvestite. My Father and Mother have recently been arrested for growing
and selling marijuana and are currently dependent on my other two sisters,
who are prostitutes in Jersey City.  I have two brothers, one who is currently
serving a non parole life sentence in Attica, for the rape & murder of a
teenage boy in 1994, the other currently being held in the Wellington Remand
Center on charges of incest with his three children.

I have recently become engaged to marry a former Thai prostitute who lives
in  the Bronx and indeed is still a part-time "working girl" in a brothel; however,
her time there is limited as she has recently been infected with an STD.
We intend to marry as soon as possible and are currently looking into the
possibility of opening our own brothel, with my fiancée utilizing her knowledge
of the industry working as the manager.  I am hoping my two sisters would be
interested in joining our team.  Although I would prefer them not to prostitute
themselves, at least it would get them off the streets and, hopefully, the heroin.

My problem is this: I love my fiancée and look forward to bringing her into
the family, and of course I want to be totally honest with her. Should I
tell her about my cousin who listens to Rush Limbaugh?


Worried about my reputation

 Here's another place you can go...

 Click  Here

 From: (withheld)

 Subject: Roving Reporter on Election Night

 Yo BC-

 Bad news- I won't be able to join you for the election night on-line shindig.


 I will be bringing the digital camera to the Kansas City Democratic Victory Party.
 So, come tomorrow (well actually Thursday, as I plan to be hung over tomorrow)
 I'll have action photos of the event........

 Gore wins in Missouri (crowd goes nuts)
 Bob Holden takes the governor's seat (crowd goes even more nuts)
 Then the big one........

 CARNAHAN sends Asscroft back to his sheep farm!!!
 (We could see riots at this point)

 When the announcement comes that Gore is the president-elect,
 it'll seem like an afterthought.

 It's gonna be killer!!
 I'll send ya the pix on Thursday.



 The Death of Outrage
   Bill Bennett, why so silent?

 Click  Here

 When the public sided with Bill Clinton over Tom DeLay during the
 impeachment farce, right-wing super-moralists went ballistic. Bill Bennett,
 whose brother Bob made a killing defending Clinton, made his own killing by
 attacking Americans in his screed "The Death of Outrage." But when a
 REPUBLICAN is charged with a moral crime, where do the super-moralists go?

 In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth. And the Earth was
 without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

 And Satan said, "It doesn't get any better than this."
 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and
 the fruit tree yielding fruit," and God saw that it was good.

 And Satan said, "There goes the neighborhood."
 And God said, "Let us make Man in our image, after our likeness, and let
 them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air
 and over the cattle, and over all the Earth, and over every creeping thing
 that creepeth upon the Earth." And so God created Man in his own image; male
 and female created he them. And God looked upon Man and Woman and saw that
 they were lean and fit.

 And Satan said, "I know how I can get back in this game." And God populated
 the earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow
 vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

 And Satan created McDonald's. And McDonald's brought forth the 99-cent
 double cheeseburger. And Satan said to Man, "You want fries with that?" And
 Man said, "Supersize them." And Man gained 5 pounds. And God created the
 healthful yogurt, that woman might keep her figure that man found so fair.

 And Satan brought forth chocolate. And Woman gained 5 pounds. And God said,
 "Try my crispy fresh salad." And Satan brought forth Ben and Jerry's. And
 Woman gained 10 pounds.

 And God said, "I have sent thee heart-healthy vegetables and olive oil with
 which to cook them."
 And Satan brought forth chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter.

 And Man gained 10 pounds and his bad cholesterol went through the roof. And
 God brought forth running shoes and Man resolved to lose those extra pounds.
 And Satan brought forth cable TV with remote control so Man would not have
 to toil to change channels between ESPN and ESPN2. And Man gained another 20
 pounds. And God said, "You're running up the score, Devil." And God brought
 forth the potato, a vegetable naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition.

 And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips
 and deep-fat fried them. And he created sour cream dip also.
 And Man clutched his remote control and ate the potato chips swaddled in cholesterol.

 And Satan saw and said, "It is good." And Man went into cardiac arrest.
 And God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery.
 And Satan created HMO's.

 Ross Sauer

 To: bartcop@bartcop.com

 From: btaylor1@nycap.rr.com

 Subject: You Barinless Moron

 BartCop wrote:
 "so they can destroy him with his past crimes after he's sworn in"

 They will not do that!
 They will protect him as they did  his father and Uncle Ronnie.
 What Planet are you on?

 I'm on Planet Barinless.

From: egue1968@bellsouth.net

Subject: Astrological prediction for election

Tomorrow's presidential election is very close, not only in polls, but also
in the astrological charts of both candidates. Unlike the Mexican election
of four months ago, where the transiting Sun was clearly favoring Vicente
Fox, the candidates have few obvious advantages in their transits for tomorrow.

George W. Bush
7/6/46, New Haven, CT. 7:26 a.m.
Cancer Sun, Leo Rising, Libra Moon

1. Conjunction of his natal Sun with natal Sun of the U.S. It is good, but
the conjunction is already past on November 7th.
2. Natal Sun trine transiting Sun. This is his best aspect and bet to win the election,
which like all elections is ruled by the Sun. Additionally, the Sun is Bush's most
important planet as a Leo. However, as with the transit above, it has already
occurred before  election time, so its force is not so great.
3.Venus trine Venus. This is good for his image, so no matter what happens,
he's going to look good.

1. Transiting Saturn in his 10th house of power. This indicates a need for
more maturity of ideas and, overall, that the time is not ripe to acquire
power. It also indicates a career setback.
2. Transiting Sun square Venus, Pluto and Mercury. Venus and Mercury in a
Sun square are bad, but worse is the Pluto aspect. Although Pluto and
Mercury are in the past (the Sun was in exact square with Pluto and Mercury
when his DUI arrest made the news), it indicates a little of bad luck.
3. Transiting North Node is square natal Jupiter. First, why most astrologers
would overlook or discard this. The North Node of the Moon is not a major
planetary component of traditional astrology. However, it represents one's
exterior self or presence in the world and also, importantly, karmic residue.
Jupiter, in turn, rules Bush's fifth house, which is that of elections.
Universe to Bush: "You shouldn't win this election".

ha ha

Albert Gore
3/31/48, Washington, DC. 12:53 p.m.
Aries Sun, Leo Rising, Capricorn Moon

1. Transiting Pluto in natal Fifth House. This is a very good argument,
since Pluto denotes power and the fifth house rules elections. Furthermore,
Gore's Fifth House is in Scorpio, which is ruled by Pluto. This could be a
winner, except for the square with natal Mercury. Gore should be wary of
breaking news, which may not be good for him.

1. Transiting Sun squares natal Pluto and Uranus. The transit above was
pretty good, but this negative aspect practically negates it. Since the Sun
rules election day and Pluto Gore's elections, the square is very bad news.

As you can see, this is almost an astrological stalemate. Conventional
astrological wisdom would support Bush, who does have a lot of positive transits.
However, another look must be given to the natal chart of the day. I chose to make
a chart for Belle Fourche, South Dakota, the geographical center of the United States,
for poll closing time. In it, Gore's Sun is very close to the Midheaven, the center of
power in the chart, and the natal Moon is entering Aries, Gore's sign.

As a result, and going on an offbeat astrological (and hopefully not very political) hunch,
I predict that the winner will be, by a squeaker, AL GORE.

Emilio Guerra

 From: cbix@home.com

 Subject: Pre-election night greeting

 Just wanted to take this opportunity to write, as I'm sure you'll be busier
 than hell tonight.    Thanks for all the pleasure your efforts have given myself
 and others leading up to this electrifying night.

 The polls here open at 6 a.m., one hour away.
 I think I'll get up there and get it done right away.
 I thought I'd vote for Bush too, what the hell.


 Gottcha!!  heehee....

 But may the best man win, which of course, means Al Gore.
 I'll be on the site tonight to either be deliriously happy and relieved,
 or stunned, numb, and completely depressed and demoralized.
 I don't even want to contemplate what it would be like to
 have to discuss endlessly in a post mortem why Gore lost it.

 It's a thought too hideous to comprehend at the moment.
Well, it's off to the polls.
Thanks again!

Chris Beiderbecke

Smirk's Military Records Have Vanished

Democrats.com Exclusive

From: MWish2@aol.com



Dr. Laura gets 2 a.m. call
 The voting results are coming in...

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - In a move that does not bode well for its future,
low-rated talk show slut "Dr. Laura'' will be downgraded from afternoon boring nag
to 2 a.m. nobody-cares time periods on what remaining CBS-owned stations that air it.

Shifting a show to a late-night, or in this case overnight, time period in the two top major
markets -- New York and LA -- has been the death knell for struggling shows in the past.

The CBS stations that currently air and are downgrading the controversial whore include the
top five markets: New York, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

Ultimately, cancellation of the Monday-Friday show is up to the series' producer-distributor,
Paramount Television, a corporate sibling to CBS since this year's merger between CBS and
Paramount's parent Viacom. And as far as Paramount is concerned, the ``Dr.'' is still in.

ha ha

``Dr. Laura,'' hosted by radio slut Laura Schlessinger (R-Straddle), has been in the spotlight
since she spread her legs like a Penthouse reject. It was one of the first and most quickly
cleared shows for a fall 2000 launch. Once Paramount announced it was going forward with it,
all decent people who have taken issue with statements Schlessinger has made on her hate-radio
show about homosexuality waged a war to keep the TV show from debuting. Once it premiered,
protesters did not back down. (Slut called gays ``deviants'' and a ``biological errors.'')

Canada pulled her hate show a month ago.

From: englands2nd@hotmail.com


Well, today is the day.
Bush - 49%-51% of the popular, Gore 43%-45% of the popular,
Nader gets his 5% (barely)

Bush gets Florida, Michigan, Oregon, and Tennessee.
Gore eeks it out in Arkansas and Pennsylvania


You could be right...
You could be crazy...

        I have a few more addresses you can add to your list.
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It's about damn time


 Let's hope this is the last day we'll need this:
 A shipload of  "Where is Smirk?"  military records.

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