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"In his Sunday speech President Bush made a
call for unity: "We cannot let past differences
interfere with present duties." He also spoke, in a way he hasn't before, about "sacrifice."
Yet, as always, what he means by unity is that he should receive a blank check,
and it turns out that what he means by sacrifice is sacrifice by other people."
--Paul Krugman, Attribution
"Sacrifice is for non-royals..."
This war on terrorism is bogus
Massive attention has now been given - and rightly so - to the reasons why Britain went to war against Iraq.
But far too little attention has focused on why the US went to war, and that throws light on British motives too.
The conventional explanation is that after the Twin Towers were hit, retaliation against al-Qaida bases in
Afghanistan was a natural first step in launching a global war against terrorism. Then, because Saddam was
alleged by the US and UK governments to retain WMDs, the war could be extended to Iraq as well.
However this theory does not fit all the facts. The truth may be a great deal murkier. We now know that a
blueprint for the creation of a global Pax Americana was drawn up for Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Jeb Bush
and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences, was written in
September 2000 by the neoconservative think tank, Project for the New American Century (PNAC).
The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to
take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam was in power.
It says "while the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American
force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."
But nobody cares about the truth - not the press and not the Democrats.
"I love my president!"
"I ain't gonna take it anymore. I am not shutting
up for Bill O'Reilly or anyone else. I opposed our
unprovoked, unnecessary invasion of Iraq on the grounds that it would be a short, easy war followed
by the peace from hell. I predicted every terrorist in the Middle East would be drawn to Iraq like
a magnet. I was right, and I'm not going to apologize for it. I also realize the future in Iraq is a lot more
important than any petty "I was right" vindication. I don't know if the glass in Iraq is half-empty or
half-full, but whatever is there is quickly evaporating. That's why the Bush administration has changed
course 180 degrees and is now asking for help from the United Nations. But naturally, we're not supposed
to mention that the administration has reversed itself -- no, no. As Paul Wolfowitz, who now has all the
credibility of Ken Lay, explained, the new U.N. resolution 'didn't sort of emerge out of nowhere a few
days ago. It's been on our agenda ever since the fall of Baghdad... How dumb do they think we are?
I am tired of being asked to swallow lies by this administration. For 87 billion bucks, the least we
deserve is some candor.'"
--Molly Ivins, "How dumb do they think we are?" Attribution
An attack on a U.S. military vehicle outside Baghdad killed an American soldier
and wounded another, U.S. Central Command said.
"One 3rd Corp Support Command soldier was killed
and one was wounded in an
improvised explosive device attack on their military vehicle along a major supply route
northeast of Baghdad at approximately 5 p.m. on Sep. 9," a Centcom statement said.
Earlier in the day, a pair of attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq left five soldiers wounded.
"Tough luck, but I'm late for my golf game..."
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"Somebody give me the 'exit strategy' for World
War II in Germany and Japan.
How about it? Because we are still freaking there, ladies and gentlemen!"
--Rush, the vulgar Pigboy
Pigboy, you make it so easy -
1. We had to fight WWII, we chose to screw Iraq to death
because Bush is a greedy oil bastard.
2. Germany and Japan aren't hellholes that are killing a soldier per day, you ignorant slut.
Subject: Rush the racist
Watch out, Bart,
You will inevitably be accused of compromising
your principles if it appears you're dropping the Rush the Racist
jokes solely to attract a potential advertiser. Personally, I enjoyed the segment for a while. After a couple of weeks though,
it lost me. Why is Bart perpetuating this drivel?, I asked myself.
Now I'm not a potential advertiser, or even
a current Member (though I do plan on sending you a few bucks for
some stickers) but I'll be happy to miss seeing Limbaugh's ugly face and reading a racist joke I've probably heard already.
I never planned to run that forever, I was looking to shake things
up, and hoping that I might get
that vulgar racist Pigboy to send me a threatening "Gonna sue you," letter.
I would so enjoy explaining to a jury why I said the vulgar
Pigboy is a racist, and that's why he'd never
sue me in a thousand years. Same for that slut Schlessinger, with her legs spread three feet apart.
...and anybody who says I pulled that bit to attract an potential advertiser can blow me.
I heard Nancy (I guarantee it!) Grace substituting for Neil Bortz this morning.
I just knew she was a Republican the way she distorts the
facts all the time.
If she worked at it, she could be another Laura the Unloved.
9-11 - Mike Malloy's thoughts and questions
You gotta hear this.
favorite filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl dead
Insert Karl Rove joke here-
Leni Riefenstahl, whose electrifying documentaries for Adolf Hitler made her
one of history's most celebrated and reviled filmmakers, has died at the age of 101
Though widely admired as one of the world's
great filmmakers, Riefenstahl remained
deeply controversial because her two major works were funded by, and intended to glorify, Hitler's regime.
They were "Triumph of the Will" in 1934
which all but deified Hitler, and "Olympia" in 1936,
a record of the Olympic Games staged in Berlin that year.
What? No mention of her film on Showtime last weekend?
Subject: I got a tax refund for my kid
My husband & I got a $400 tax refund
check for our 9 year old daughter (our only child).
We make about $90,000 a year combined. My sister, who is divorced and raising 3 kids got nothing.
She is too poor, making less than $20,000 year. Her ex doesn't make much more than that, either. Sad.
I heard from a lot of people - they all said they got $400 per
child, so I guess the Catholics won the lottery.
That's better than a poke in the eye, but nowhere near as good as the BartCop Tax Plan, which would
rebate $1500 to every taxpayer two weeks before Thanksgiving.
But that plan only puts $3000 in the hands of the super-rich, so Bush won't hear of it.
All the assinine things in this country, isn't "Bennifer" one of the most insulting?
Reporters and writers are the laziest, cliche-ridden bums in this country.
Hex on thee!
'Bonus 'Disinfotainment Today' - Bob Boudelang's rant
Santa Cruz, CA's city council & impeachment
Simon & Garfunkel to tour
Comic strip 'Opus' to return
FCC says Howard Stern has a news show (or how to get around 'equal time')
Disney's disposable DVDs
ABC is changing the format of 'This Week', instead of the inept host
Another Hollywood auction
New photos of the Wright Brothers
Mike Ditka, the new face of 'ED'
Barbie dolls are a threat to Saudi morality
Some tributes to Warren Zevon
And, Leni Riefenstahl
"I hate Mr. Bush and what he is doing to my
country. I cannot believe the range of duplicities
involved in his administration; the gratuitous lying to serve profit and political purpose. As the
president lies about Iraq, lies about the economy, lies about the environment, lies about his tax cut,
lies about the education bill, lies about the budget, lies about his real interests in Africa, lies about
Halliburton; he is destroying the American public’s faith in the democratic process...There are too
many lies, too many transgressions to list. Richard Nixon, in a less cynical era, told only one. And we
were all supremely affronted by what he did to our democracy. George W. Bush, and Karl Rove, has
told dozens, each one of them more damaging than lying about a break-in of a political headquarters.
And yes, Bill Clinton lied. But nobody died. But he did not send the sons and daughters of America
marching off to war wearing the boots of a well-told lie. George W. Bush’s one term will mark a low
point in our country’s history. But if we all pay closer attention, and vote, we can recover.
I love my country. But I hate my president."
--James C. Moore, Buzzflash Commentary, Attribution
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Subject: RIAA sues a child - $150K per song
Think about this: If this poor kid does
in fact have 1,000 illegal songs on her hard drive (which I really doubt),
then the RIAA would really like to get FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS from that poor kid. Given 50 years
to pay that off, that's still $300,000 a year, more than most average people earn in 10 years. What does the
RIAA think they are going to gain from this, other than bad PR?
Of course, if they come after me, they'll
be asking me for $438M and change. ($8.7 million a year for 50 years,
assuming I live to be 86). Brother, can you spare a dime? ha ha ha. Good thing I stopped using Kazaa last month, huh?
The RIAA is totally missing the point here.
At $14.99, I can't actually AFFORD to buy more than 1 or 2 CD's a month.
Plus, DVD movies are often less than that price -- you *can't* convince me that it costs more to record a music CD than it
does to make a movie. I run a recording studio - I know!! And guess what else - EVERY CD I have bought in the past 2 or 3
years has been as a *direct result* of having heard an MP3 of a song and then deciding to buy what I know I'll like.
'Poor' Britney Spears *only* made $33 million
last year! Perish the thought!! It should have been *at least* $44 million!!
No wonder she supports Bush like she does - she needs that big tax cut more than most of us, huh??
Sorry about all the YELLING and the *repeated
emphasis* here -- can you tell I'm a little 'hot' about this??
Anonymous Music Lover
The recording industry is a horse and buggy.
They can be angry that cars have been invented, but how does that help?
Files can be shared - worldwide - in seconds.
That can't be changed, no matter how many lawyers they hire.
12, Settles Piracy Suit for $2,000
Lars and the RIAA must feel might proud - they beat up a 12-year old girl
A 12-year-old girl in New York who was among the first to be sued by the greedy record industry
for sharing music over the Internet is off the hook after her mother agreed Tuesday to pay $2,000
to settle the lawsuit, apologizing and admitting that her daughter's actions violated U.S. copyright laws.
The hurried settlement involving Brianna
LaHara, an honors student, was the first announced one day
after the Recording Industry Bloodsuckers filed 261 such lawsuits across the country. Lawyers for the
Bloodsuckers said Brianna's mother, Sylvia Torres, contacted them early Tuesday to negotiate.
"We understand now that file-sharing the music
was illegal," Torres said in a statement distributed by
the recording industry. "You can be sure Brianna won't be doing it anymore."
Brianna added: "I am sorry for what I have done. I love music and don't want to hurt the artists I love."
Is there no end to their greed?
Can Britney survive on just $33M a year?
The only people who get hurt from "illegal music listenting" are the multi-millionaires, since
nobody is downloading music by unknown artists because nobody knows they exist.
When you mention the RIAA suing the 12yo
girl you mention that greed
is an awful thing and that the music industry must change. Well why?
They obviously have a product you think
is worth stealing and I assume you
believe you have a right to music, otherwise how could you complain about prices.
It's their product made with their effort, don't buy it if you have a problem.
Brad, technology has reached a point where once a song is released,
distribute that song to billions and no power on Earth can stop that from happening.
The music business and the RIAA fail to understand the simple
facts. Apparently, they're out
of the music business and are now in the business of scaring money out of 12-year old girls.
If their product can no longer generate a profit for them, they should find new jobs.
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"The conventional wisdom is that the media
were aggressively skeptical during the war in Iraq,
warning darkly of a possible quagmire even as U.S. forces rolled to victory. (That's bullshit)
At other times, critics saw star-spangled networks rallying around the flag. But a new study says
the network coverage was fair and balanced. The group examined 1,131 stories on the ABC, CBS
and NBC evening newscasts and Fox's "Special Report With Brit Hume" from March 19 to the
fall of Tikrit on April 14. CNN and MSNBC were not included for budgetary reasons. On average,
on-air comments on the networks -- from anchors, reporters and those interviewed -- were half
positive and half negative."
--Howard Kurtz, (R-Whore) Attribution
Howie, you're a liar and I don't believe you for a second.
All I ever saw was rah-rah, Go George Bush, murder those defenseless Flintstones!
Hey, whore, remember The Dixie Chicks? Talk radio, the White House and Clear Channel teamed up
to try to force them out of the music business. Does that sound like a 50-50 situation to you?
Where in the hell did you find 600 stories against Bush's illegal,
Maybe you saw some in British newspapers, but we didn't see them here.
Hell, to this day, we don't see hardly any anti-war stories.
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Subject: Text of the Chimp's 9-7 speech
violence and terror
ideologies of terror
war on terror
a lengthy war
a different kind of war
war on terror
destroying the terrorists
against the terrorists
precise strikes against enemy targets
hunting for them
war on terror
Thank you, and may God continue to bless
It's important for Bush to keep the nation
That way, nobody asks where the missing 11 trillion dollars went.
Pauline D. in Hayward,
Beverly in Thousand Oaks and
Susan in New York - thanks for the birthday cards.
Bush, 9/11 and Iraq—a policy founded on deception
Bush’s nationally televised speech on Iraq Sunday provoked a tepid reaction from the media.
The New York Whore Times and the Washington Whore Post both chided the president for failing
to make an explicit pledge to accept greater United Nations authority in Iraq as a means of winning
“international support”: i.e., cannon fodder from South Asia and money from “old Europe” to bail out
a disaster-plagued occupation.
response of the Democrats indicated that the White House will likely prevail
in its bid for an
additional $87 billion to finance the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—an amount equal to
what the US military was squandering at the height of the Vietnam War. Senator Joseph Biden, (R-Tutu)
praised Bush for what he claimed was a turn to multilateralism: “I think it took a big man to do that,
and I plan on supporting him.”
"I'm Dubya's playtoy!"
course you are, you sick loser. Can't you even PRETEND you're a Democrat
for five minutes?
When will you quit playing for the other team? I didn't take a "big man" to "turn to multilateralism."
is stuck, he fucked up and he got hurt - that's why he's begging the UN
Joe Biden, please resign your senate seat or join the GOP.
Bart, please encourage all your readers
to contact their Senators and demand a full accounting
of funds to Halliburton. They were supposed to build barracks with showers for our troops and
provide food and water. But our troops sleep outside and get 2 bottles of water a day.
Pat, "our" senators love George Bush and Halliburton very, very
They know we're being ripped off by billions, but they're too afraid to do their jobs.
Disgraceful is the perfect name for them.
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Subject: What I did with my tax refund
I paid part of my rent that I had been late with. What a way to stimulate the economy.
Oh yeah I also only got $102.00. They said I didn't qualify for the $400.00 , even though I have two kids,
because I didn't have enough of a tax liability this year (their words).
I'm self-employed , so I pay social security
tax twice, pay for my own health insurance,
and 100% of my own retirement. I guess Bush figured that I really didn't need the money.
I got $400 from Uncle Monkey last month...I have 2 kids, but being divorced,
I only get to claim one for taxes, so I paid down my credit card a little. wow.
A lady at work got $1600. for her four kids. She promptly spent it on a trip to Disney World.
No kidding. I would have banked it, bought a CD or something.
Does this help the economy, besides Mike Eisner?
She spent money she didn't have and still doesn't have.
I'm part of the couple with kid scenario, and we've received nothing.
Fuck him, I would have sent it to Howard Dean, anyway.
I can't remember how I found you, but your piece of poetry against Jerry Falwell
during that whole Alabaman hunk of holy rock thing made me a fan for life.
I've got one kid and I got a check for $400. Of course, it isn't a refund, it's a hand job. It's an advance
against your expected refund next year, just like the last refund handjob a couple of years ago. That year,
I ended up owing money, so if I had spent that $600 like they said to do instead of putting it in the bank,
I would have been $600 short on my taxes that year and maybe had to do something like skip a mortgage
payment that month. Which I am sure the mortgage company would have been more than happy to overcharge me for.
So my $400 is in the bank, collecting .8% interest, thanks to the Bush economy.
Those that skim through BartStocks would have learned that the Child Credit only went to folks (like me) that
sure as hell don't need it. I got a US check a couple of months ago. I donated the money to a political cause in protest.
Those that do need the money got stiffed by Tommy (Two Bit) DeLay. In an act not seen before by me at least, Bush
actually tried to get DeLay to provide a credit for those making minimum wage. DeLay absolutely refused on the moral
grounds that money belongs to the rich and if the poor want money, they'd better get rich first.
Yeah, we got ours, along with several people in our offices. For some reason, a week before the check came, we got
a letter in the mail glorifying Bush and how wonderful he supposedly is. Not really sure why so much money is being
poured into just the letter. How many millions of those letters were sent out at thirty or even fifty cents a piece?
(postage, paper, ink, man power, etc., I'm sure it adds up, but to what I don't know.) They did the same thing the
last time they sent out checks, but that time they sent out more and then had to turn around and send out another letter
because it didn't praise Bush enough the first time. So our nation is in financial peril and they're sending out letters
reminding people what a great job Bush is doing, wasting millions of dollars to do it.
Yes in fact in July we received $400 child tax credit.
Not really going to hire anyone with that kind of money or make my mortgage payment
or any type of serious payment but $400 = 7 bottles of Chinaco Anejo though.
In K-Drag, $400 is 12 bottles of Chinaco Anejo.
Keep swinging Bart and Happy Birthday! (and
i bet if I would have been a member
I would have known about the vegas trip and could have possibly attended, my fault, maybe next year)
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Subject: Selling sterilization to addicts
The thing about this program is that it's
These folks are being offered a cash incentive to avoid burdening our system with unwanted, sick babies.
I have always wished that there was a program like this for everyone. Free vasectomies all around!!!!
I don't know everything about this program, but it seems pretty reasonable to me,
if it *is* entirely voluntary, which it seems to be.
I see your point, and I agree to a degree.
But people without hope, people with no future might agree to anything for $20.
With Laura the Unloved and Richie "screw democracy" Scaife pulling for it, I naturally pull against.
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"Speaking of Ann Coulter, she was on Saturday
Final with Lawrence O'Donnell where she showed
just how much she supports the troops in Iraq by comparing being killed in the line of duty to having
one's hair "mussed." Attacking critics of our idiot President's idiotic invasion of Iraq, Ann said,
"These are the same arguments, the precise same arguments that were being made before the war.
It’s going to be a quagmire. What is the plan? When do we get out? How much is it going to cost?
Someone in the military might get his hair mussed..." "Hair mussed," Ann? "Hair mussed?" How about,
"sleep in a ditch in 120-degree weather, have your water and food rationed, suffer the side effects of
Pentagon vaccines and innoculations, and live under the constant fear of having your ass blown off?"
Yeah, sounds a little like getting your hair "mussed." Thanks for your continued support of the troops."
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Subject: Response to "Israel doesn't target Palestinian children?
Bart, you wrote,
> Wait, are you saying these are surprise bulldozings at night when they know a family is inside?
Yes, it has been reported that elderly people
and a disabled young man have been killed while inside
as the Israelis bulldozed a house. I don't recall hearing children were killed in the bulldozing, but their
relatives were, for sure..
The key word in my sentence was surprise.
You seem to have sidestepped that - why?
How quiet is a bulldozer when it's tearing down your house?
This is just like that target question.
Dead children is not proof they were targets.
Why do people lose their sense of logic when they speak about the Middle East?
> Those suicide dudes know exactly who they're blowing up, and the last one got on a bus filled with kids.
But you did not respond to, challenge or
deny that the Palestinians have been pushed to responding
the only way they could and you edited that out of the posting.
I sometimes edit for length, but I never edit out someone's point.
In this case, your point is utter horseshit.
You don't murder children and claim you were "pushed" into
doing it. Those bombers could have
just as easily walked up to a Israeli checkpoint and killed soldiers, but they chose to intentionally
murder little kids instead. That's straight out PROOF that the Palestinian wacko bombers target children.
And you defend these child-murdering bastards?
Post the whole e-mail please, otherwise
you are a FOX-like editor, taking out the salient points that
you cannot contest. I am disappointed that you use very selective editing in your posting and response.
Think about it - some people ramble on and on and on and on. I
can't possibly print War and Peace from
everybody with a bitch to pitch. If you have something to say, shrink it down to as few words as possible
and begin your letter with that. Don't send 40 paragraphs and bury your main point in paragraph 36.
...and blow me on the FOX insult.
Also, you have never posted by rebuttals
to you on the Nader question. Of course, you couild have lost
those e-mails due to your computer illteracy but I have sent enough of them that I doubt that is the case.
Watch your tone - if you want to get snippy and nasty, I have
lots of experience. Remember, a letter written
doesn't equal a letter read, and a letter read doesn't equal a letter published. A short letter that makes sense
has the best chance of being printed. I enjoy the disagree mail more than the agree mail.
Do I have to meet you in a discussion room and give you a royal red-ass to get you to be more honest?
Stop it, you're getting my hopes up.
Neil in Vt.
Neil, hell, I didn't know this was from you.
When did you turn Palestinian wacko?
American soldier body count in Iraq
It now stands at
306 counting the injured
who have since died.
Soon, we'll be at 400.
How long before we hit 600? Or 1000?
Total deaths since the frog-blaster said, "Bring 'em On": 85+
Perhaps 1,200 wounded - missing arms, legs and eyes.
How much more are we willing to tolerate?
You have two minutes to speak your peace.
Subject: In Re: "BuckFush" HEADS UP!
This person has been around for a while--since
the end of the 2000 election.
I recall him/her going onto several listservers (legitgov, stopbush, etc.) and stirring up trouble.
He/She has been banned from most of them.
Just a heads up, Dude.
Hey, if anybody wants a piece of me, I'm right f-ing here.
If there was an issue I felt strongly about but I couldn't defend, I wouldn't be here.
The truth is what gives us lower IQ people the advantage.
If Buckfush wants to comdemn free and fair elections, the Constitution
gives him that right.
If Buckfush wants a piece of me in a live chatroom, we'd likely break the record of 114 witnesses.
Truth is, nobody wants to get in the ring with Ol' Bart.
All one needs to step in the ring is a website that will agree to sponsor you.
They just need a website that will take the heat when Bart inserts his boot into the monkey's ass.
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