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"300 bigots and lunatics protesting around
a carved rock, worthy of nonstop coverage.
100,000 people protesting a war, worthy of brief snide commentary."
The size and scope of the government contracts awarded to Halliburton in connection with the war
in Iraq are significantly greater than was previously disclosed and demonstrate the U.S. military's
increasing reliance on for-profit corporations to run its logistical operations. Independent experts
estimate that as much as one-third of the monthly $3.9 billion cost of keeping U.S. troops in Iraq
is going to independent contractors.
Trust me, the figure is ten times that.
If they're admitting to a billion, it's going to be ten billion before it's over.
...and that's fine by the Democrats.
"I'm loosening up and getting ready for the
campaign, but there's going to be plenty of time for politics.
I've got a job to do. I'm focused on the people's business."
--Dubya, at a fund-raiser in St. Paul on Tuesday
he's so focused on the people's business, his campaign
had to pay for this trip because Bush did nothing but raise money
Yes, Clinton gets impeached for getting
a blow job from his intern.
But Bush gets a free ride for getting sucked off by the entire press corps?
My letter to the ombudsman and editor at the Washington Post:
In England, Tony Blair is facing hard questions
and assuming responsibility,
or at least claiming he would, if he had done anything wrong.
In America, this is journalism?
Media Barbecue: No Grilling
Bush gives his puppies a treat, and they love him for it
While an American dies every other day?
While the deficit sky-rockets?
While the Federal Government seems to have no plan, no policy for the
reconstruction of Iraq and the withdrawal of 140, 000 American troops?
"I miss you!"??? BBQs and cold beer, and Australian wine?
If the Post's journalists are afraid to
ask tough questions or write critical articles
because they might lose "access"--hey, can someone tell them: you don't have any access!
What are you afraid to lose? Free sandwiches?
Whores work really cheap when they're journalists.
Hex on thee!
Hex on thee!
Hex on thee!
Let's see how well you do with the BartCop Hex on your lying ass...
Voting machine controversy
The head of a company vying to sell voting machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising
letter that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."
The Aug. 14 letter from Walden O'Dell, chief
executive of Diebold Inc. - who has become active in
the re-election effort of President Bush - prompted Democrats this week to question the propriety of
allowing O'Dell's company to calculate votes in the 2004 presidential election.
Are we really living in a world where the
Democrats are so f-ing limp, that they won't insist on free elections?
This Monkey Bush can't lose an election sponsored by GOP-owned Diebold.
Why have Democrats abandoned the one-man,
one vote principle?
Why do Democrats bow to the illegal dictaor when he pees on the Constitution?
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"Bush is using Minnesota as a political ATM
machine. Bush has deposited quite a bit
of money giving 40 percent of his tax breaks to the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans
and is withdrawing some of that today."
--Sen. Mark Dayton, at a State Capitol news conference, Attribution
The Durham Hilton recently issued written rules barring students at N.C. Central University,
a historically black school, from using the hotel's front door, an act NCCU's chancellor called "unconscionable."
"It [is] really unconscionable that in 2003
our students are being asked to use a side and rear entrance," he said.
"That's not what I expected from the people we're doing business with in the city of Durham." "
We can't let this stand, can we?
I called the Durham Hilton, (919-383-8033) asked for a spokesman
and I got "Terry," who sounded black.
He said that was not the case, but he would have no further comment. I asked him to verify that the
"Herald Sun" was his local newspaper, and, after a few more "I can't say" replies, he admitted it was.
I tried the paper and the reporter, but nobody answers the phone anymore.
this story is true, I don't think Hilton would want this kind of publicity.
"What's wrong with darkies using the back door?"
Bush's sheer incompetence is impossible to overstate. The bad news and the lies just keep on coming. Yesterday,
we learned that the U.S. budget deficit will reach a record $480 billion for this fiscal year. 2001 Nobel Prize-winning
economist George Akerloff told the German magazine Der Spiegel "this is the worst government the US has ever had
in its more than 200 years of history." He described Bush's save-the-rich tax cuts as "is a form of looting" that will
bankrupt the treasury. It was also recently revealed that the White House pressured the Environmental Protection
Agency to suppress findings of deadly toxins in the atmosphere in lower Manhattan after 9/11 for fear public warnings
would damage the economy. Between dollars and lives, Bush chose the bottom line.
In Iraq, there have now been more American
soldiers killed since Bush's theatrical aircraft carrier landing off San
than before he announced the end of combat. More than two dozen have died since the president left Washington to
spend time roping and branding golf carts on his Texas ranch earlier this month.
On his daily show, The O'Reilly Factor, he uses it as a place-holder for an idea still formulating in his brain.
As a way to begin a sentence, end it, or punctuate it. Sometimes he says "shut up" with fury, eyes bulging.
When he's being dismissive, he delivers it offhandedly and without real malice. Other times he says it gently,
with a minxlike twinkle in his eye, signaling to all the world that he's just being frisky.
God Bart even for an Okie you are dense.
I told you before and I'll say it again,
Put that PC shit down and buy a powerMac. Do that and all your computer problems will cease.
For example there has never been a successful Mac virus.
Now I'm going to repeat that again for those
of you on drugs.
Put that cactus juice down boy, twist up a big fat doobie and get thee hence to the Mac store!
Ernest, when they asked Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he
"Because that's where the money is."
They don't write viruses for Macs because nobody owns one.
Bush supports the troops?
Better not answer that
Remember the BartCop Quiz?
It had many versions, but the premise was always the same:
If you're brave enough to answer the question, I'll force you to agree with me.
Some attorneys apparently don't read bartcop.com and haven't learned that lesson.
On Wednesday's Crossfire, James Carville was back from
vacation and ready to attack.
Talking about the Alabama fiasco, Carville asked an attorney for two church groups if he
would object to having the Koran or Buddha or The Scientologists erecting a monument.
This crazy lawyer screwed up and answered the question:
From the transcript:
Carville: We are joined by Brian Chavez-Ochoa, the lawyer who brought the case against
those who wanted to remove the tablet. Counselor, I would assume that if somebody wanted
to put a statue of Buddha or translations from the Quran or the Church of Scientology or anything
else, that you would represent them with the same vigor as you do (your current clients?)
Chavez-Ochoa: Well, as to those religions,
they have a right under the First Amendment
to have those displays brought forth. So the answer to that question is yes.
Swear to Koresh - did he really say that? He wouldn't
mind of the Scientologists planting
a 5,000 pound monument to whatever slice of insanity the Scientologists are into inside
the courthouse of some Alabama county?
If you're going to take a really extreme point of view, you damn
well better not answer
a question like Carville posed, because what's next? What if John Linde Walker wants
to erect a statue of Osama, because he claims Osama is "The Prophet?"
What power does the government have to tell you which Gods are
"real" and which aren't?
If I was that lawyer, defending an undefendable position, I would answered some kind of
gobbledegook like, "But there's only one true God, Our Lord Jesus Christ."
When your position can't hold water, you have to fudge on questions
But the second you say "Bring 'em on" to every crazy religion, you will then have monuments
to snake-handlers, Shirley Manson, The Number 6, Osama, Tiger Woods - the list is endless.
As bartcop.com readers knew years ago, the
way out of this quagmire is to say,
"No religious quackery on city, state or federal property - period."
Once again, the crazies can't see we're protecting them!
If somebody puts up a statue to Osama, some veteran is going to
blow it up.
Then the Osama guy will find out about it, so he'll be obliged to blow up a Christian church,
than all of a sudden America becomes one giant pile of Ich bin ein Baghdadders.
Subject: Your computer
How in the hell do expect to take on the
BFEE and it's ilk if you can't get a simple computer fixed.
I joined to hear Bartcop Radio and you've got my money, but I've got no radio.
Do you expect me to take you seriously?
I'm a service-connected 100% disabled veteran
and I can find someone to take care of my 3 year old
Gateway when I have problems with it. I expect an answer, if not by email, but, at least in your blog
when you manage to get your shit together...
Your fervent supporter,
Bob, there's no need to get hostile.
Think this through...
I have no income.
My only chance at some income is a radio show funded by volunteer subscriber's donations
that would allow me to put food and tequila on my family..
I give you my word I'm doing everything I can to make this work,
bonuses for jobs done early, but nobody in this country wants to make any money.
If Netscape.com was working, I could do a radio show
as soon as tomorrow,
but they got hit by the same virus, and I need Netscape Composer to edit the page.
Try to hang on a few more days.
By the way, the BFEE has a budget of hundreds of billions of taxpayer
wheras I depend on fervent supporters.
I wonder if President Bonehead wishes he'd taken his father's
and not gone to war against a non-threatening enemy all by himself.
For the first time in 50 years, our military has gotten into something
they can't handle, and Bush
wants other countries to join him in the carnage in Baghdad and since he smirked, "We don't need no help,"
those same countries are letting him (and our fighting men) twist in the wind.
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Subject: Help with computer
If you ever need help with anything computer
related feel free to e-mail me.
I'll do my best to help you out.
Just do me a favor and never mention the company I work for.
Hey, can't blame him.
This is America, where you'd better watch what you say.
Surely, Ashcroft is going after al Qaeda more than he's going after liberal Democrats, ...right?
Madonna and Britney get busy on the MTV Awards.
I about came out of my chair when I saw this. (cough)
A second later, Madonna turned and gave Christine Aguilera some, too, but nobody saw it
because the stupid director thought it would be best to cut to Justin Timberlake for a reaction.
Years ago, I smuggled a video camera into a Robert Plant concert,
and people said it was
the best video they'd ever seen of him. My secret? You keep the camera on the star.
Too bad MTV doesn't have a director as qualified as Bart. Hell, they even knew it was coming,
but like every Blue Angels flyover at a football game, they missed the action when it happened.
Chris Rock was crude and damn funny. "Why
is Paula Abdul a singing judge on America Idol?
That's like getting Christopher Reeve to judge a dance contest."
Coldplay, "the greatest band in the world" played a slow, boring
dirge, just like last year.
Justin said others deserve his award more than he did, just like last year.
Eminem made news with a puppet, just like last year.
MTV - what would they be without repeats?
Reasons Of National Security
by W. O. Coach
After promising us "open and honest" government
during campaign 2000, the Bush administration
has descended into the most deceitful and dishonest government in living memory.
From Cheney's stonewalling the details and
names of his energy policy, the sealing of Presidential papers,
the 9/11 Commission report, to just about every other embarrassing revelation they don't want you to
know about, the White House offers that less than believable justification, that it's for reasons of national security.
But even more remarkable just this week,
was claiming it was for reasons of national security that the
White House ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to lie to New Yorkers by assuring them
their air quality was safe after 9/11 when clearly they knew it wasn't. This deceitful bunch even lies to us
about our air for gawd's sake.
Now, if the White House had claimed they
sent Bush home on vacation for 35 days even though
he's got two active wars going for reasons of national security, well, one could certainly buy into that.
After all, the less time he's on the job, the less harm he can do.
Weekly Standard vs. BuzzFlash & Sid Blumenthal: Part I
"It's like having a blind, brain-damaged parakeet as president. All the Chickenhawk Neo-Con "endless war"
advisors sit around the parakeet and recommend war, deregulation, rollback of environmental protections,
government contracts for campaign contributors, making America into an official Christian state, and so forth.
Because the parakeet is mentally deficient, he keeps nodding his head all the time. The advisers interpret his
nodding head as approval for their destructive plans. The Bush corporate media shills prop up the parakeet
by insisting that his head nods are proof of his decisiveness and wisdom. This is what passes for good
government with the Republicans and their media enablers!"
Having lost his battle with Al Franken, Rupert Murdioch is now
going after Buzzflash and Sid?
When does bartcop.com get gone after?
Thanks for taking a few days off.
I feel a lot better now.
Keep on rockin'
Bart's right arm
"You have to understand that since September 11, the United States cannot allow the most terrible
weapons in the world to be in the hands of the worst regimes in the world," Perle told Le Figaro.
To date, no such weapons have been found.
"Today, the answer is to hand over power to the
Iraqis as soon as possible," he added..
Hey Perley, does that mean Iraq gets to do their own oil accounting?
Or do you have "people" ...that can handle that for them?
Perhaps the only hope lies in the story going around town that President Bush
has told the Pentagon he wants "no more American dead" after next March.
That's just breathtakingly outrageous, isn't
The Bloodthirsty bastard doesn't want any dead soldiers - during his campaign.
He doesn't give a damn about the dead soldiers until they harm his run for the White House.
I'll tell you - I don't like the son of a bitch at all.
Thanks to Norma.
Subject: Longtime reader calls it quits
Bart, I've read your page for four years,
since the days of RLLNW, but
after this e-mail goes out, I'm removing you from my bookmarks.
I'm sure a lost fan now and then isn't a
big deal, and I know lots of people
have vowed never to read your site again over this or that remark you've made.
This isn't about that.
I tried -- really tried -- to bring a voice
of reason to your mini-debate
over the atomic bombings of Japan. That voice was evidently unwelcome,
otherwise it would have been heard and printed. It seems that conspiracy
theories trump the less sensational truth in BartCopLand, and for a guy
who spends his time professing to seek the truth, this strikes me as the
epitome of waving the double-standard. That really pisses me off.
So long, Bart. It's been a good run, and
I've enjoyed it, but it's time
for me to look elsewhere for my daily dose of liberal fist-pounding.
I'm getting more and more and more mail
and if Todd was telling the truth, he'll never see my reply.
Dude, I get 300-500 e-mails a day in just
the firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox.
Do you know anyone that can read that much mail AND spent 10-12 hours on their day job?
People assume a letter sent is a letter read.
It's got nothing to do with my preference
for "conspiracy theories."
Hell, I don't even know which side of that issue you're on.
I'm sure people make the same mistake with
the Middle East. I said, "Israel doesn't
target children," and got a hundred angry replies, most of which called me a liar and a Zionist tool.
Hopefully, the problem will get worse as we grow.
I guess I'll just continue to piss people off.
by Ricky Z
It'd be real tough--though not impossible for republicans--to continue to assert the legitimacy of
"Whistle ass" while also asserting that state actors have the right to ignore Federal court decisions.
I mean, to admit that is to admit that Al
Gore has every right to camp out in the oval office
with all his supporters.
New York humor columnist (www.madkane.com),
who writes on work, politics,
the media and technology for newspapers, magazines and Web sites:
The Blackout Song
(think Billy Joel's Just the Way You Are).
Don't go blaming
George Bush for blackouts.
Electric grids are such a bore.
Mmm ... Mmm ...
He's too familiar
With anything but waaaaaaaaar.
He says he'll fix it,
Track down the trouble.
He always thought the grid was poor.
Mmm ... Mmm ...
He'll call on Congress
To solve the grid mess.
And when in doubt blame Clinton/Gooooooooore.
...for old time's sake
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Subject: Oh For Chissake
Jesus, you pink tutu kvetch!
Your hand hurts, your computer's broken.
Shut up and be funny, will ya?
Shel, if only I believed in the Invisible Cloud Being.
Then, I could simply wish for a successful radio show, and God would deliver it,
because they say you can do anything with God on your side - at least that's what they say.
"Freedom doesn't come from man - freedom comes
-- that's what Bush said just before he murdered Baghdad.
The vulgar Pigboy has been saying that for years. It might even
be one of his
"35 Undeniable Truths" which I dispatched without breaking a sweat.
But if freedom comes fom God, why doesn't He want His Ten Commandments to be free?
Subject: Freepers on Franken
Have you been over to the Freepers site
They are absolutely seething over the Al Franken book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them.
The comments from these blithering idiots go on for pages. How delicious!
They are sputtering and fuming and producing
bile faster than Ari Fleisher can spin a story.
Clearly, from the amount of space given on their little website to this number one best seller,
Al Franken has hit a raw nerve. Oh how I love to see these monkeys throw tantrums.
I can't wait to see them at the book signing. Oh Pleeeese pleeese let me see that group
of five fat ugly neanderthals with their placards out in front of the book store.
Can you imagine what Al could do with that??
Saturday E! page
Artie Shaw donated his clarinets to the Smithsonian
Elton John's Vegas deal
Cameron Diaz is the world's highest-paid actress
Is Stella McCartney getting married?
Jack Osbourne hosting a British TV series
Jimmy Dean is finally graduating high school
Sylvester Stallone's bodyguard
Bobby Brown's judge says Bobby's a good role model
And a bunch of links
Bowling for Columbine
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Subject: Rush is terrified of Howard Dean
Dear Vulgar Pigboy;
...you and all the right wing whackos are TERRIFIED of Howard Dean, and you should be.
He is saying what Americans want to hear. And he has a real good grass roots campaign
that is raising money slowly but surely. He's saying that George Bush is a liar, that we need
to get out of Iraq, and he keeps hammering home the point that unemployment is soaring,
the national debt is hitting historic levels, and people like YOU are getting rich while people
like ME are becoming poor.
Subject: Frank Zappa on Church and State
From "The Real Frank Zappa Book"
Making a Mockery of the Founding Fathers
Let me close out this chapter with a note about one of Pat Robertson's more reprehensible activities:
rewriting American history with a 'Christian' bias. His 700 Club broadcasts have systematically disinformed
viewers as to the real attitudes of the Founding Fathers on religion and its relationship to government.
This seems to have been done in order to merchandise his peculiar vision of an America under the thumb
of religious regulators. (One broadcast suggested the deployment of a "Spirit-Filled Police Force" that
would just know-with the help of the Lord, of course-who the real criminals were.)
The revolutionaries who got this country started were not, as Robertson would have us believe,
a bunch of wig-headed Jeezo-Grovelers, whimpering for guidance from The Unseen Hand.
They had a First Amendment premonition about pimp-weasels like him. Speak up, boys...
"The United States
is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine."
"It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god.
It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."
"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church,
by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church."
"I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature."
"The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion.
I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma."
(Quotes as listed in "Salvation for Sale", by Gerard Thomas Straub.)
"The view inside Fox News is that the suit
-- which called Franken "shrill" and "unstable,"
among other choice adjectives -- was a public relations train wreck that embarrassed the
network and boosted Franken's book, which is being rushed into stores to capitalize on the
publicity. These sources say that top executives, including Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes,
argued against the suit, but that O'Reilly was so loudly adamant that the network went along
to placate its prime-time star."
--Howard Kurtz, who is a liar and a punk on the BFEE payrolll
Reagan: "I can balance the budget with tax cuts and an increase defense spending."
"We did not--repeat, did not--trade weapons or anything else for hostages, nor will we."
Bush: "Slappy Thomas is the best
man for the Supreme Court."
"I was out of the loop on Iran-Contra" when it was his personal loop.
Reagan was out of the loop - poor bastard didn't know what they were doing.
Clinton: "I have vivid memories of
black chuches burning in Arkansas."
"I did not have sex with Monica."
Pinhead: "Lookie me - I hit the trifecta,
ha ha ha"
"We must invade Iraq before Saddam launches his WMD."
Notice Clinton's lies didn't kill anybody, didn't keep hostages
bound and blindfolded,
didn't but a bonehead on the high court, didn't wreck the economy, didn't cause a bloody war,
yet ask the press who the bad president was and they'll screw Clinton and praise the bastards
who put this once-great country in the hellhole we're in now.
"I'm very disturbed about the direction American
foreign policy is going.
I think something needs to be done to help alleviate the conditions which have
created a disenfranchised and angry faction in the Middle East. I don't think military
intervention is the correct solution. I regret what we as a country have done so far."
--Harrison Ford blasting US Iraq policy Attribution
I got some e-mail from the DNC.
They said Bush lied about the air quality at Ground Zero of 9-11.
I clicked on it, but of course, the site was down.
They must use Oklahoma techs, too.
Subject: "Invisible Cloud Being" alert !
I received the following E-mail from an
Due to it's absurdity, thought you might enjoy:
"DON'T BUY PEPSI IN THE NEW CAN"
Pepsi has a new "Patriotic" can coming out
with pictures of the Empire State Bldg. and the Pledge of
Allegiance on them. But, Pepsi left out two little words on the pledge, "Under God."
Pepsi said they did not want to offend anyone. If this is true then we do not want to offend anyone at the
Pepsi corporate office. If we do not buy any Pepsi product then they will not receive any of our money.
Our money, after all, does have the words "Under God" on it.
Please pass this word to everyone you know--let
your voices be heard.
We want the words "Under God" to be read by every person who buys a can.
If we were really a Christian nation, we'd force Pepsi to change
their name to "Jesus Cola."
And make the Yankees change their name to "God's Team" and change CBS to GBS.
If anybody completes a sentence without saying "Praise Christ," he would be beheaded.
Then we'd be a Christian nation.
We are in the heat of the baseball pennant
races and we're not sure,
but Dusty Baker has seemingly lost his mind.
There are more football previews than you can shake a stick at.
It's so involved that we INVENTED stats in the BartCopSports labs.
There's a world championships going on in track and the
American hopefuls won't take the challenge lying down.
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If Bush steals another term,
won't that guarantee we'll be at war until 2008?
American soldier body count in Iraq
It now stands at
counting the injured who have since died.
Soon, we'll be at 300.
How long before we hit 400? Or 600?
The Pentagon released new figures, reflecting the wounded who have since died.
Total deaths since the frog-blaster said, "Bring 'em On":78+
Perhaps 1,200 wounded.
How much more are we willing to tolerate?
It's from http://lunaville.org/warcasualties/Summary.aspx
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