On a dark spring night, nine weeks behind schedule, the MNS
a Class C Submersible Deepswimmer, departs Sancrist Isle
with a crew of twenty and a callous disregard for the inevitable.
Armed with top secret devices, a band of intrepid gnome
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This was sent as a true story, can't vouch
for it, tho.
But since out top cop is religiously insane, and
he's doing things like
going after dying pot smokers instead of looking
can anybody say this did NOT happen?
Hey, and tell your top sheriff, Big John
Ashcroft, that his refusal to let the FBI look at the files of gun
checks that the Justice Department keeps -- to
see if any of the terrorists or suspected terrorists have purchased
weapons in the past two years -- took some balls!
Even though checking those files might turn up information that
could protect us in possible future attacks, Ashcroft
was more concerned with not upsetting the NRA than in
helping his own FBI catch the bad guys. Now that's
what I call getting your priorities straight. Big John may have
lost his Senate seat last year to a dead guy, but
he sure as heck ain't gonna lose me as a huge admirer!
(He's being sarcastic.
In my book, Moore's still not off the hook for helping Bush in 2000,
but geez, right now we're in bed with Bob Barr and Dan Burton,
so I have no problem accepting aid from Michael Moore.)
you call Weak & Stupid "President Bunnypants," ...will the
FBI come talk to you?
For politicians who want to benefit from
a long, vague war, what could be better than an enemy
who won't be captured for decades? And just in
case some foolish soldier makes the mistake of
catching or killing bin Laden, the government has
the war-extending fall-back position that
al-Qaeda will thrive without him.
The war on terrorism will never end because
it wasn't designed to end.
It's a power-grab put into effect during a time
when few Americans felt committed to Patrick Henry's
"Give me liberty or give me death" proposition.
After Sept. 11, we didn't want to choose between
two principled extremes. The enduring theme of
America today is: "Here's my liberty; give me safety."
scandal Why was no one minding the store?
by Arianna Huffington
Here's what happened: Last year, then SEC
Chairman Arthur Levitt proposed a
long overdue ban on accounting firms performing
additional services for companies
they are auditing -- precisely the sort of dual
relationship Arthur Andersen had with Enron.
But his efforts were beaten back by a furious lobbying
campaign mounted by the accounting
industry's über-lobbyist, Harvey Pitt, a man
who has made a career out of butting heads with the SEC.
So when the Bush administration got around
to naming its choice to head the watchdog agency
this summer, whom do you think they picked? That's
right, SEC nemesis Harvey Pitt.
Which is a little like naming Osama bin Laden to
run the Office of Homeland Security.
As pundits mull whether America's next
target in the war on terrorism should be Iraq or a
smaller quarry first - such as the Sudan or
Somalia - it's time to consider another petri dish
of ferocious anti-American hatred and terrorist
activity. The Bush doctrine is: We are at war
not only with the terrorists, but also with those
who harbor them.
We've got to attack France.
Isn't this nutty bitch proof that you can never be too far right
for the media pimps?
Florida mess of Nov/Dec 2000 was
such a bottomless pit.
But I was sent an article that really cuts thru the dungheap of GOP disinformation.
I have a bone to pick with you over something
you wrote. Specifically:
>bin laden and the Taliban both knew we would
be coming - and they still did what they did.
>You can feel bad for the innocents who died, but I think
you assign blame incorrectly."
My problem is that I don't see what the Taliban
did that was morally or legally wrong vis-a-vis bin Laden.
After September 11, Bush declares a War on Terror
and demands that the Taliban turn over the evil-doer bin Laden.
Bush says, "I have irrefutable (I'm paraphrasing -- we
all know Smirk can't read the word "irrefutable" from a teleprompter.) proof
that bin Laden is the head evil-doer. Turn him over to us, or suffer the consequences."
"Show us the proof, and we'll turn bin Laden over
to the World Court," was the answer from the Taliban,
which sounds an awful lot like choosing the rule of law
over a lynch mob.
Foreshadowing the USA PATRIOT act and being totally
in line with his lack of character, Dubya shouts back,
"We don't have to show you nothing. The Law is for losers." Or
something to that effect. And the rest is history.
So, what did the Taliban do that was morally or
Mark, we'd all love to see the proof, but you'd
better not bet too much that bin Laden is innocent.
He was in on the 1993 WTC bombing, the USS Cole, the
embassies in Africa, etc etc.
Do I have the proof in my hand?
No, but I don't know of any sane people who are
saying bin Laden is innocent.
I guess the short answer is the Taliban got into bed
with the wrong camel.
They also bet their lives that America wasn't
really coming - an idiotic thing to do.
They knew their people would suffer if we attacked, and
they wanted to protect bin Laden
more than they wanted to save their people, but I'm not
sure all that is even the point.
If you're walking to your car late at night and
a guy jumps out of the bushes
and puts a knife to your throat and says, "Your
wallet or your life," it really doesn't matter
who's right and who's wrong, you'd better give up the
The Taliban refused to give up their wallet, and
now their throat is slit.
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Excerpt: Some of the sources got wind of our request
and seemed to view it as a contest for the most "votes." Bartcop, for example, urged
its readers on with promises of "a weekend in a suite at The Venetian in Las Vegas
if we win," accompanied by lavish views of the hotel. (The vision of the 467 Bartcop
voters crammed into the weekend suite delights.)
Read down a little and David Falchek gives you
a pretty funny intro.
(Can we start calling you Billy Bartcop now?) ha
O.K., now... You got a mention in the opener
and in the body. I think that means you won! <grin>
Do we get to go to Vegas now? (It'd better be a
Thanks EA, and thanks to DAVID FALCHEK for the
a whole lotta stuff.
A report on Black Hawk Down, the anti-Clinton movie,
a Golden Globes report,
a really beefy picture of Keifer Sutherland for you female types, Snarky Gossip from Britney Spears,
news about Kid Rock,
a really hot picture of Gwen from No Doubt,
a story about Angelina Jolie (no pic, tho)
J-Lo's nastiness causing trouble in Muslim countries,
a Jerry Rivers dumpfest,
a David Duchovny story
...and Brigette Neilsen coming out of her top!
Damn, it's like a show business report over there.
Last night I watched "And the Band Played On," a
made for TV movie about how the AIDS epidemic started.
One of the movie's central themes was the frustration
of the Center for Disease Control about not being able to
get funding from the Reagan administration to study the
virus in its infancy. No doubt the reason being it's
incorrect perception as a gays only disease.
Towards the end of the movie they noted that 400,000
people had been infected before Reagan mentioned it an
a speech. A lot has been written about the legacy
Reagan leaves behind... how about this: The man was
responsible for not aggressively providing funding for
the fight against AIDS. He killed many more people in
this country than Bin Laden ever will.
Charlie, in Reagan's defense, he hated a lot more than just gays. Reagan
refused to meet with
any gay groups, any Native American groups, poor groups, immigrant groups and
on and on.
In Reagan's world, if you weren't white, male, straight, rich & Protestant,
you didn't get noticed or talked to from 1981 till 1989.
That was another reason Poppy Bush, (to Reagan's left) wanted to be "kinder
because he was much less a prick-bastard than Reagan was.
Whoever said, "Reagan made us feel comfortable
with our prejudices," was right.
Just stopped by your site again, jeez.... Are
you an "intellectual baiter"?
I know one person from Somalia. She suffered female circumcision
an attempted arranged marriage to someone 30 years older.
Would you like to bomb her family too?
Yeah, if someone has been tortured and mutilated by religio-crazies,
I want their families bombed.
That's my position - exactly.
That's what Bartcop-ism is all about - murdering the tortured families.
Christ, that's probably the stupidest e-mail I've ever gotten, and that
includes e-mails from Lanny.
If I wanted to hire a stooge to make doves look extra, extra, extra-stupid, I
couldn't use you
because nobody would ever believe a person could be that ignorant.