1179 - Nine Star Key
"I think Bush will win France before
he wins California."
-- David Brooks (R-political analyst) on CBS
morale is low - Leaders: No, it's not
Saw it in Stars & Stripes Magazine - would they lie?
"Morale begins with caring leaders looking their
soldiers in the eye," said a Pentagon spokesman.
"When senior leaders visit the troops in Iraq,
they relate that the troops tell them that morale is good,
a fact that's backed up by re-enlistment and
Cassella said that leaders visiting Iraq
seek out the opinions of troops. Some say the views expressed
may be distorted as a result of the nature
of the get-togethers, "dog and pony shows," in the words
of combat engineer Pfc. Roger Hunsaker.
"When congressional delegations came through,"
said one unidentified sergeant commanders
'hand-picked the soldiers who would go.
They stacked the deck.'"
I guess someone should tell the soldiers committing suicide to
"knock it off."
Rallying Cry: Anybody but Bush
Democrats want a winner, above all else.
Policies, endorsements, leadership posts, Washington experience
- even a candidate's history with the party
itself - mean less than usual in this year's primary fight. Democratic
voters say a single quality outranks them
all: the ability to beat President Bush.
"If he can't take out Bush, I don't care if he's
the Lord himself, I'm looking for another candidate,''
said Matt McGrail, 35, of Laconia, N.H.
reasons to bump Bush and his Conquestadors
sent in by Clarence Swinney - he saw it on truthout.org
7. Opposed affirmative action at Michigan
State in the Supreme Court case.
8. Charles Pickering, Pricilla Owens, Miguel
Estrada. Packing the courts with extremists.
35. Proposed to curtail the ability of groups
to sue in order to get an animal placed on the Endangered Species List.
36. Rescinded the rule that mandated increased
energy-saving efficiency regulations for a/c and heat pumps.
71. Nominated Terrence Boyle - ardent opponent
of civil rights - to a federal judgeship.
72. Canceled 2004 deadline for automakers to
develop prototype high mileage cars.
of Arcadia is on tonight.
It really is the best of the new shows.
Somebody, maybe Entertainment Weekly said if you watch this show
and don't fall in love, there's something wrong with you.
Amber Tamblyn might be the best actress on TV, and she's just
Seriously, for me to recommend a show about a high school girl
who talks to God,
wouldn't that have to be one damn impressive show? Remember
how snappy the
writing was when M*A*S*H was at its prime? That's
how good this show is.
Everybody thought Miss Match would own that hour,
but "Joan" kicked their ass so bad,
they'd moved Miss Match to an hour later hoping
somebody would watch it.
Wanda Sykes goes against her, too. FOX should move Wanda.
Tonight, God tells Joan to build a boat, like Noah.
I'm laughing already.
Tell you what I'll do - watch the show, and if you write to me
in the hour afterwards and say,
"I really didn't think it was that good,"
I'll give you 60 days free in the members section.
That works for you left coaster's, too.
Also, The Chief Moose Story is on USA Network tonight.
If only the story and movie were as good as Charles Dutton, who
If you're really old, catch the Young Rascals on Ed Sullivan
on PBS Saturday.
There was a time when the Rascals were the best band in America.
And don't miss Halle Berry and Britney kissing on Saturday
Then Joe Conason on the C-Span program
Book T.V. at 9:00 a.m. Eastern.
"Why is this man in the White House?
The majority of Americans did not vote for him.
He's in the White House because
God put him there for a time such as this."
--Lt Gen William "Jerry" Boykin, who works
in intelligence, Attribution
At least his second sentence was correct - we didn't vote for
the son of a bitch.
And God didn't put him there, Scalia and four other thugs appointed
his unqualified ass.
Some idiot gen'rul sez Gawd put Bush here
at this special time ...
Yeah, like He loaned Rush that talent ....
Which is apparently more than he did for
the gen'rul with schmuck-for-brains,
because Schmuck can seem to find Assama
or Saddam or WMD.
October 16, 1943
Vatutin's forces launch attacks out of the
Bukrin bridgehead south of Kiev.
The attacks are met by several German panzer
divisions. Fighting is severe.
German forces begin an organized withdrawal
from Volturno River as the US 5th Army offensive grinds forward.
year anniversary of '93 Russian October Revolt
by Mike Hammerschlag
The Communist Revolt against Yeltsin got
very little publicity after those terrible pictures of the
dead Ranger in Mogadishu (BlackHawk Down
happened the same day), not even making the
cover of the newsweeklies, but it was a
violent paroxysm and a near repeat of 1917. The most
amazing thing, also not reported
in the West, was that 25 Yeltsin troops drove in a convoy
around the ring road, waving to Communists
behind them, and only reached the Ostankino
TV center seconds ahead of them; then fought
a pitched battle for the next 11 hours against
a crowd of about 3000 with hundreds of
"After speaking with the president this morning
at great length about the problems of Cali-fornia
I can tell you one thing: That there
is no greater ally that this golden state has in Washington
than our president, my dear friend."
who only met his "dear friend" once before,
is too stupid to realize Bush caused Caifornia's problems with the
was my dear frie... I mean Kennyboy - I don't know him..."
Popcorn the politically active hen...
"After a week of speculation in the press,
Rush Limbaugh admitted that he is
addicted to hillbilly heroin and I'm
sorry to say, hoagies. Limbaugh blames his
addiction on a botched back operation
--Tina Fey, Weekend Update
Many years ago, Laura the Unloved sold her radio show to a corporation
that gave her $72M and
a salary of, I think, $12M a year. Two years ago, Doctor
Laura was hot and getting hotter by the minute.
Then she turned into a vehement, violent homophobe and lost her
TV show, her radio show fell,
and the Queen of Harpy Nags has fallen to has-been status since.
Ain't that something?
About a year ago, Mickey the Weiner got hot - he was Limbaugh
without the class.
He got so hot, MSGOP hired him to scream, "F-you
faggot" at anyone who called in.
Then he told a gay caller on the air to, "choke
on a sausage and die from AIDS, you pervert."
MSGOP fired him. Mikey fell so far, he started suing web sites
like my good friends at takebackthemedia.com
I take it as a personal insult that he
didn't sue bartcop.com
Seriously, have you ever heard of somebody
who wanted some court time?
Swear to Koresh, whatever it takes, if
I ever get sued,
we will NOT settle, we will buy my lil'
ne'er do well buddy who taught me html...
...some Spy Shop equipment and we'll pirate
this trial on the www for everyone to watch!
Damn, there's another secret I can't
mention, but watch E!
this weekend - on Sunday.
About a month ago, the vulgar Pigboy (as he was known before he
became the vulgar junkie)
was FIRED from his job-of-a-lifetime gig on ESPN's NFL show because
the Nazi, racist bastard
could keep race off his mind for the four days that he was on
yourself this question:
What if... Rush had pushed more chips into the "football
pot," instead of the "race pot?"
What if... Rush had looked at the game like a football
fan instead of a racist pig?
What if... Rush had been an honorable man, willing
to judge a man on his talent, not his color?
...we might have seen the nation gradually warm to Rush.
If that lying Nazi whore had kept his racism in check a few more
weeks and months,
America might've fallen into the pit of a mindset where you find
But we don't have to worry about that because the Mouthpiece of
the Republican Party
was newbie fired for being a racist, Nazi slut on national
TV where everybody could see it.
No, for the vulgar junkie and most Republicans, racism
takes center stage.
Rush went for the racial divisiveness that "brung
him to this dance," to use a football term.
Laura the Unloved, Mikey the corpse-sexing weiner and Rush the
vulgar junkie all lost the
biggest opportunities in their "storied" careers that would've
made them legends, but
they couldn't hide their hatred of blacks and gays long enough
to rake in that extra money.
'West Wing' & NBC's ever-changing schedule
Jimi Hendrix' military service
Dave, Craigger, Jay & Conan - all reruns next week
Simon & Garfunkel kick off their tour in Wilkes-Barre, PA
U2 bailed an Irish child-abuse group
Madeleine Albright comments
Pearl Jam 'mostly acoustic' in Santa Barbara
Richard Branson & the Grinder Girl
James Garner joins '8 Simple Rules'
Iggy Popp & the Stooges to play in New Orleans.
Bart's good friend Ben Affleck wins the 'Spirit of Libery' award
John Ritters doodle
Jack Bruce's liver transplant
Bruce Kulick shot on Sunset Boulevard
Oscar screeners still banned
Another Britcom for NBC
And, Lillian Disney's favorite music was by Lawrence Welk
Radio Producer makes cover of LA's City Beat
Here for this exciting story about ...soccer!
Of all the Galaxy's supporter groups, the
Riot Squad is the most passionate: a motley and racially diverse crew
of club aficionados who are more than equal
to the emotional and spiritual requirements Sir Alex Ferguson had
invoked at the Coliseum. As the most visible
and vocal nucleus of support at Galaxy, the Riot Squad throws some
light on the present, and the future, of
the game in the Southland - and, consequently, the New Soccer Nation.
In Lalas's opinion, the Riot Squad is "fans
like no other - not better or worse, just different. And I love 'em."
Riot Squad lynchpin Tommy
Mack moved to Los Angeles
in October 2001 wearing the colors of his club:
Dallas Burn. After one afternoon at the
Galaxy, he defected. Anywhere else in the football-loving world,
defection is treason, but there's no doubt
that the Galaxy will benefit from Mack's arrival. "I met a gentleman
named Jeff Skinner," says Mack, whose constantly
bobbing Billy-Idol-blond hair is a useful point of reference
at Galaxy games. Find the Idol-head, and
you've found the Riot Squad.
None today - maybe they learned their lesson?
Have you heard any of the Democrats running for president ask,
you better off now than you were four years ago?
I'm not sure they have the brains to ask that question.
Nobody but FOX News or the talk radio Nazis could answer, "Yes,"
so why don't they ask that?
Don't they want to win?
If they don't want to win, why are they bothering to run?
Is it so they can have "former presidential candidate" on their
resume to get
better-paying speaking engagements by putting us through this
Honorable mention goes to Howard Dean for today's headline:
Big deficit suits GOP's plans
Note: By just saying these few sentences, Dean
is on Yahoo's news summary AND
he snared the front page of the country's biggest newspaper -
You see? Like I've been saying for years - all it takes
is an IDEA and the will to make it happen.
Howard Dean accused Republicans on Thursday
of running up the federal budget deficit
so they can undermine the fiscal underpinnings
of Medicare and Social Security.
"I think their principal motivation is to undo
the pillars of the New Deal, particularly Medicare
and Social Security, by making the budget
deficit so big that those programs can't be sustained."
Republican spokeswoman Christine Iverson
(Who?) said fighting terrorism has fueled the deficit
and called Dean's remark "disturbing."
No, "disturbing" is when the Democrats roll over and let Bush
destroy America's future.
This was a good (and bold) move by Dean. Like a good punch in
a heavyweight fight,
he needs to follow up and hit them with five BIG accusations
in the next five days.
Will he do that?
Or will he go silent and let them get their momentum back?
(yawn) win again
Are you going to waste next week watching them win another
Where's the drama - seeing if they win it in five games or six?
I'll save you the time - Yankees win - again.
There, I just saved you twenty-plus hours.
"Rush's behavior was not all that dissolute.
There is a fundamental difference between
taking any drug - legal, illegal, prescription,
protected by the 21st Amendment or
banned by Michael Bloomberg - for kicks
and taking a painkiller for pain."
-- Ann Coulter, on her knees for the Hillbilly
heroin addict Attribution
Hey Slanders, tell it to John Ashcroft!
Instead of tracking Al Qaeda, he's running to Oregon and Cali-fornia
to stop DYING PEOPLE
from smoking a harmless joint to calm their stomachs long enough
to keep food down, slut.
There are times when I question my policy not to use the
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dipper from RF - one in her hand - one on her bike
Asked To Explain Ken Lay Meeting
Since Lay bankrupted Cali-fornia, why didn't they ask him
before the election?
Arnold must explain the substance of his
private May 2001 meeting with Enron chief Ken Lay,
the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer
Rights wrote in a letter to Schwarzenegger Tuesday.
FTCR, which was the state's most vocal critic
of Davis' handling of the energy crisis, said that if the
governor-elect did not recount the meeting
by the time of his inauguration, the group would ask state
lawmakers to open an investigation to uncover
the substance of the meeting, including any information
that might further the state's efforts
to return billions of dollars that taxpayers and consumers overpaid
for electricity during the energy crisis.
"A meeting with the biggest corporate crook
in recent memory, while he and his firm were in the midst
of ripping off the state, should not be
taken lightly," FTCR wrote. "As Governor, you must explain to
Californians what you were doing at that
meeting, what information Ken Lay shared with you and
how the meeting has influenced your thinking
on energy issues."
The DNC is running a new ad against the Commander
to see the new ad.
"These guys make Nixon's crowd look like a
bunch of kids shoplifting candy
at the local grocery store. They have
taken the art of character assassination
to the point where it is their number-one
-- Bob Beckel in the Buzzflash
Sent in by Zvo
"The White House has a PR campaign to convince
us that Iraq is on the right track.
I don't know if they have the best
slogan: 'This is not your father's Vietnam.'"
Subject: FYI, About Jimi
Hendrix and the Army
Don't know where KRL gets his military info
on Jimi- the real story puts Hendrix
nowhere near the Shrubs sorry performance.
As local lore here in Seattle goes Jimi
was a member of the Army's 101st Airborne and was
injured on a jump and subsequently left
the service. At a Hendrix tribute a few years back
during Bumbershoot, Seattle's huge
4 day music festival over Labor Day, the grand finale
was the 101st's version of the Blue Angels
jumping into the stadium with cannisters of purple
smoke strapped on their legs while
Jerry Cantrell, Vernon Reid, Buddy Miles, Noel Redding,
and Billy Cox cranked out "Purple Haze"
from the stage. Will never forget it :-)
The guys of the 101st seemed very proud
to have Jimi associated with them, however briefly and honorably.
Just so you know the rest of the story.
Like the new look,
Saw it on Marty's
Sacrifices We Make for War
Noonan - Author, Head Case:
"I plan to curtail my Valium intake, which
I've already had to do because I'm dieting.
I want to be awake, truly alive, so
I can feel the bombing. So I can feel the security.
...and I plan to spend significantly
less time masturbating to internet pornography."
Saw it on http://genslab.com/
I probably never mentioned it in print,
but I've always thought of Peggy Noonan a major league wanker.
I mean Koresh - "The dolphins
delivered Elian to us on orders from God?"
Subject: Laura Ingraham
All about Laura, the racist idiot
For those of you who may not know her, Laura
Ingraham is a shrill, adenoidal second-tier,
right-wing nutcase talk radio airhead motor
mouth , trying to spout whatever outrageous BS
she can in her desperate bid to become
on a par with Al Franken, whom she despises.
Yesterday morning she was whining about
How Al Sharpton says axe for ask and birfday for birthday.
She can't stand the "ghettoazation" of
American language, which she encounters everywhere, and
bemoans it as a horrible thing because
we're all soon going to be talking "dumbed down" like
Brother Al and his ilk. I know lots of
people who say axe for ask and it not only doesen't bother me,
it doesen't scare me either.
What does bother and scare me is when we
have a fraudualently elected president, none too bright
and being chaotically advised by a bunch
of religious fundamentalists, controll freaks and thieves,
who is sitting on more nuclear weapons
than the rest of the world combined, and who refers to
them as nukeyarler.
Tony, I always like to remind them
that Reagan's campaign theme in 1984 was,
"You ain't seen nothin' yet."
Reagan was stupid, but nowhere near as stupid as the unelected
moron we didn't elect.
Just curious - is Laura the Unloved, the God-denying, screeching
harpy still on radio in your town?
my secular hooters"
In Tulsa, they stuck her on at night - when nobody's listening
but lonely truckers.
Write to me firstname.lastname@example.org
if you live in a semi-big city and Laura is NOT screeching there.
Joe Conason will be appearing this coming
Sunday, October 19,
on the C-Span program Book T.V. at 9:00
Ken, thanks for that. Plus, I have a good friend who's
going to be
interviewed on his Colorado ranch Sunday on the E!
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I hope my fellow Bartcop junkies enjoy this
as much as I enjoy watching pinheads beat on
their steering wheel in my rear view mirror.I
fly my Bartcop sticker on my hardhat with pride.
It helps me to convert hard working men
who suport his asshollyness into freedom loving Americans.
Keep up the fight.
If Rush can play golf day after day, readers suggest, perhaps
more of a "recreational" drug user than he's acknowledged
Out in the heartland, people are still
talking about Rush Limbaugh. I know because Pugs and Kelly,
my hosts this afternoon on KLLI-FM in Dallas,
were eager to chat about his "hillbilly heroin" habit.
Both were agog at the usually moralistic
conservatives who are suddenly concocting every
conceivable excuse for their fallen idol.
The most perfect example of right-wing sophistry may be
defense brief, in which Ann attempts to explain away her pal's
and then clumsily changes the subject to
-- what else? -- Monica. (Obviously, lying about private
sexual conduct is a lot worse than inducing
the housekeeper to buy illegal narcotics.)
Coulter (R-crazybitch) earning
free fries the old fashioned way.
(Not part of Joe's column :)
from the Heartland
by Richard L. Fricker
Has it occurred to Rush's followers that
they have been listening to the drug induced ranting of a shoe salesman?
Would any of these people sit in a bar
with a drunk for three or four hours and then go out and run their
political and social lives based on the
drunk? Well that's what they've been doing, now they either step
and take a look at things or, put back
$39.95 for the book Rush will write on how he cured himself in just
thirty days, just ahead of the sheriff.
If prosecutors have tapes of drug sales,
as claimed, then there should be an arrest, trial and justice will take
its course. If the tapes exist and there's
no charges then every drug charge in America should be dropped
and anyone in jail should be released.
"Tommy Chong should not be behind bars. Think
how much money we would
save if we released all nonviolent
marijuana offenders. These people are only
a threat to the gallon of ice cream
in the freezer."
--N. Ralston of Riverside, California, Crossfire
how funny he in is Gitmo with
cattle prod stuck up his ass.
Subject: Do Jews rule the
It an interesting question raised recently
by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia.
Do Jews rule the world?
Or - more specifically - does the right
wing Israeli government rule the world?
Israel has been a militant obstacle to peace
and is trying to use economic genocide to drive
the Palestinians out of the area and steal
their land. And - they are getting away with it.
When I look at Israel's new "Berlin Wall"
- it sends chills down my spine.
Did the Jews learn nothing from the Holocaust?
Just as Tony Blair is Bush's poodle - it
seems that Bush is the poodle of Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
When Ariel Sharon says frog - Bush says
how high. So - I think the President of Malaysia was on target
with his remark and it's time the world
woke up to the fact that the right wing governments of Israel,
the United States, and England are in fact
a threat to the peace and prosperity of the planet.
knew all along
I just spoke with a friend of mine in Washintgon.
Sy Hersh has a piece coming out in the
New Yorker Monday which says the Nuclear
reg people in Switzerrland told him they gave
the Bush administration all the info on
their Iraqi findings long before the the blow up started....
those findings were that there was not
an Iraqi nuclear program, i.e. the administration knew
all along Iraq didn't have WMD's......when
is enough too much???
"Our deficit is soaring and Iraq's chances
are dropping, but we can all feel good because
Bush has raised a record $49.5 million
in just the third quarter of this year. Of that $49 million,
$38 million was raised by just 285
people who Bush calls his Rangers and Pioneers. These are
the people who have been the ones that
benefit most from Bush's policy. I've got a story for
the press. Find out how many of the
Rangers and Pioneers have kids serving in Iraq. You'll
probably find out that the only service
these people care about is how well Bush can serve them."
I taped the sticker so I could remove it
without being accused of vandalism.
Subject: Rush buys American
I guess when Rush talks about a drug free
America, he means "Free Drugs in America."
Excepting of course, the elderly, infirm
I could tell when the story broke that Rush
was a true patroit, he brought his stuff on
the black market like a good American,
no sir, he didn't run to some Canadian pharmacy, not Rush
If going 3-3 ATS two weeks ago was like kissing
last week's 3-3 was like kissing Laura Ingraham
a little uglier, more shocking, and more embarassing.
We need to snap out of this funk of mediocrity,
Who's next? Shannon Doherty? BLECH!
more U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq
Anybody else as angry as I am about this?
A joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol enforcing a curfew
clashed with gunmen at the HQ of a Shiite cleric,
setting off a firefight that killed three
Americans, Central Command said. Another American
soldier was killed in baghdad.
The Americans involved in the firefight
were members of the 101st Airborne Division.
Central Command said seven Americans were
wounded in the clash.
God, I hate to see that. The bad news just
keeps coming, day after day.
We might have four wives who just
got a visit from their government - their lives are shattered.
We probably have a handful of kids who will never get to know
Those men are dead forever. Their lives
were snuffed out - and for what reason?
So the Iraqi's that want Saddam back can
No, they died because the greedy bastard wanted to steal Iraq's
oil and Karl Rove
thought the Pinhead's best chance at re=election would be as
some bullshit "war hero.".
It makes me so fucking sick...
American soldier body count in Iraq
Last issue it was
....this issue it's
kills since last issue.
I want that oil - no matter how many lives it costs!
Soon, we'll be at 400.
How long before we hit 600? ...and then 1000?
Total deaths since President Giggles said, "Bring
Plus, at least
and many of them are missing arms, legs and eyes.
How much more are we willing to tolerate?
Something on your mind?
You have two minutes to speak your piece.
- Nazi Link Confirmed
from The New Hampshire Gazette
After 60 years of inattention and even
denial by the U.S. media, newly-uncovered government
documents in The National Archives and
Library of Congress reveal that Prescott Bush, the
grandfather of President George W. Bush,
served as a business partner of and U.S. banking
operative for the financial architect of
the Nazi war machine from 1926 until 1942, when
Congress took aggressive action against
Bush and his "enemy national" partners.
The documents also show that Bush and his
colleagues, according to reports from the U.S.
Department of the Treasury and FBI, tried
to conceal their financial alliance with German
industrialist Fritz Thyssen, a steel and
coal baron who, beginning in the mid-1920s, personally
funded Adolf Hitler's rise to power by
the subversion of democratic principle and German law.
This is older than Ann Coulter's panties.
We had this before the Pinhead stole Florida.
More people need to read bartcop.com
"For the safety of the foul ball fan in Chicago,
I hope senior baseball officials don't
leak his name to Bob Novak."
Glaros, in an e-mail to Crossfire
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