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Demo U-Ground
Eric Alterman
Church of Reality
Punish Rush
Richard Fricker


Gene Lyons
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Demo Primary Watch
Mark Morford
Greg Palast
Talking Points Memo
Mike Malloy
Molly Ivins
Project 60
Smirking Chimp
Vegas Report
Isaac  in Africa

  In Today's Treehouse...
Al Qaeda Blasts Saudis
NBC Comes Under Fire
They Changed the Story
Nader: Democrats Whine
B.F.E.E.-Nazi Connection
SNL Steals BartCop Joke
The Chicago Way
Kerry Fires Manager
Bush Steals from POWs


Quote of the Day

"That makes you feel like you fought for nothing 
  or you fought for a liar.  They're telling me I 
  went out there and I got my leg blown off for
  a liar, and I know that's just not true."  
    --PFC Tristan Wyatt, defending Dubya's war

   We all wish it wasn't true.

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Volume 1198 - Stealing from POWs

 Monday,  November 10, 2003


"I picked up my leg and put it on the bench and lay down next to it."
    --Sgt Erick Castro, after an RPG drilled through the back of his armored M113 "battle taxi"   Attribution

 All the trillions we pay in taxes and we can't give these men an armored vehicle that can stop an RPG?
 I guess the Carlyle Group wanted to save a few dollars, making the B.F.E.E. more money every day.

 U.S. Says Al Qaeda Aims to Topple Saudi Royals 

  Click  Here

 Al Qaeda is suspected of staging a suicide attack on Sunday that killed at least 17 people
 and wounded 120 in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. In May, a triple suicide bombing on a
 Riyadh housing complex killed 35 people.

 "It is quite clear to me that al Qaeda wants to take down the royal family and the government
 of Saudi Arabia," U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told Saudi TV.

 Washington has been pressing Saudi Arabia to combat al Qaeda, believed responsible for
 the attacks on 9-11. Fifteen out of the 19 attackers were Saudis.

 Am I the only one who is suspicious about this?
 Each time Osama makes a move, President Pinhead's hand gets stronger.

 This latest attack reinforces Bush's militancy and legitimizes his Daddy's owners, the Saudis.
 This attack will raise the price of oil and make Bush stronger for the 2004 election.

 It's life-and-death that we remember Bart's Law #2.

 Any time a person or entity makes a "mistake" that puts extra money (or approval points)
 in their pocket, expect them to make that "mistake" again and again and again.
 Each time Bush's good friend Osama blows people up, Bush is seen as President Protect Us.
 Expect Osama to be helping Bush a lot in the next 11 months.

 Bush needs Osama.
 Bush would be at 30 percent without Osama.

 "War is good. The media loves me. I'm the man!
   This is my big chance!  I'm a big war hero!"

 In Baghdad, NBC Comes Under Fire, Twice

  Click  Here

"It was a world exclusive for NBC's Jim Miklaszewski, the only television reporter able to show
 footage of the devastating attack on a Baghdad hotel that narrowly missed Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz.
 But some U.S. officials in Iraq raised fierce objections and tried to block Miklaszewski and his cameraman from
 filming the scene. "The NBC journalists conducted themselves in a wholly inappropriate, uncaring and insensitive manner,"
 says Gary Thatcher, communications chief for the U.S. occupation authority. "Instead of rendering or summoning aid,
 they focused on gathering video footage of people in agonizingly painful situations . . . in order to boost the ratings."

 NBC, the home of call-it-early-for Bush and that extra-fair and objective reporter Tim Russert?


 B.F.E.E. dealt with Nazis until 1951
  ...but we forgive them because Dubya is vital to our future

  Click  Here

After the seizures in late 1942 of five U.S. enterprises he managed on behalf of Nazi industrialist Fritz Thyssen,
 Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush, failed to divest himself of more than a dozen
 "enemy national" relationships that continued until as late as 1951, newly-discovered U.S. government documents reveal.

 Furthermore, the records show that Bush and his colleagues routinely attempted to conceal their activities from government investigators.

 Bush's partners in the secret web of Thyssen-controlled ventures included former New York Governor W. Averell Harriman
 and his younger brother, E. Roland Harriman. Their quarter-century of Nazi financial transactions, from 1924-1951,
 were conducted by the New York private banking firm, Brown Brothers Harriman.

 The White House did not return phone calls seeking comment.

 ...and the networks, talk radio and the media in genral refuse to report this story because
 they are covering up the truth so they can get their precious tax cuts again next year.

 Flashback from  Volume 139 - Make It Stop

 Great Fascist Quotes

"This isn't my body.
  I just rent this body from God."
  -- Spred-em-and-Home-wreck-em Doctor Laura

 Hey, Doc, I've seen your body.
 So has every teenage boy with a modem.
 You should talk to God about a refund.

Steve and Eydie

Thanks to Rosemarie
Hopefully she didn't attach the sticker...


"When you join the Army, they send your picture to your hometown paper because
  they want everybody to know that you're leaving for the military. But if you're wounded,
  the military doesn't tell them, because they might be worried about the public getting
  negative about what's going on over there."
     --Sergeant Mike Meinen,     Attribution

 They changed the story

 Hey Bart.
 They changed yesterday's story.
 You headed it as Military goes nuts - blasting houses in Iraq

 Well now the link says nothing about the US military assault on Iraqi homes
 and does not have the quote from Lt. Col. Russell.

 More editing services provided by the B.F.E.E.
 Keep hammering,

 Those bastards.
 They're re-writing history to portray Bush as less of a murdering monster.
 How will history remember Bush if the news is censored in the present, right before our damned eyes?

 Nader Blasts Democrats As 'Whiners' 

  Click  Here

 Ralph Nader called Democrats "chronic whiners" for continuing to accuse him of spoiling the 2000 election for Gore.

"They should realize that the retrospect on Florida concluded Gore won Florida,'' he told the Wisconsin State Journal.
  It was stolen from the Democrats. And they should concentrate on the thieves and the blunderers in Florida, not on the Green Party.''

 It's gotta be tough on Ralph, knowing his massive ego allowed that murderer to steal the White House.
 When he thinks about the damage Bush has done to the environment, he must get nearly suicidal.

 Jimmy Fallon steals another bartcop.com gag
  It's never Tina, it's always Jimmy

 From Friday's Volume 1196 - Closing in on 400


 Dave's baby - I wonder...  Will it float?

  Click  Here

 Subject: The religious right

 I am a Christian that is fed up with the religious right and their pollution of Jesus' teachings.

 Jesus never advocated taking up arms and attacking other countries and people.
 People like Farwell make me want to puke up green pea-soup slime on their filthy interpretations.
 If you, Bart came across a starving man, you would give him food, and clothe the naked, etc,...

 You, Bart are more Christian than the religious right wing nuts that push their filth and corrupt minds.


 T, I believe that last sentence to be scary and true.

Marty's Entertainment Page
Ronald 'Shotgun Wedding' Reagan by Baron Dave Romm
Nick's Poetry
Fresh BAGnews
A history of Japanese anime (since 1917)
Tucker Carlson & PBS
Peter Fonda, Jay Leno & 'Love Ride XX'
Aaron Brown's star fading?
Miss Afghanistan & 'Beauty For A Cause'
Garry Kasparov & 3D chess
Niki Lauda's newest airline
And some links

 Random thought

 I wonder how many of the 400 dead Americans would still be allowed if Bush had allowed them to have Kevlar vests.
 His unstoppable hardon for oil caused America to invade a country before we were able to protect our people.

 Also, think how many soldiers would still have arms and legs if the armored personnel carriers his Daddy builds
 had more steel in the floor, making them less susceptable to land mines and rocket propelled grenades.

 ...but, I guess it's cheaper to let young men die.

 We have nearly 400 dead (as of this writing) but Bush has his oil and Poppy sold his APCs.
 It's all about making a buck to these B.F.E.E. bastards.

 Cronkite: media mergers threaten democracy

  Click  Here

 "I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media,
  a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that," said Walter Cronkite.

"The way that works is to have multiple owners, with the hope that the owners will have
 different viewpoints, and with the hope that the debate will help to air all sides, or at least
 most sides of the issues. But right now I think we're moving away from that approach."

 Wally, I think we lost different viewpoints years ago when every media outlet discovered
 that there were hundreds of millions to be made by fabricating lies about Bill Clinton.
 They also know if they print anything that doesn't fawn over Bush's "greatness,"
 they will be swamped with freeper mail and organized efforts to hurt them,
 so the lazy bastards take the easy way out and praise the illegal murderer..

 If only the Democrats weren't such  it's-not-polite-to-fight  pussies.

Zendaba at the Magic Kingdom

 The Chicago Way
  Here's a rarity - a Dragon Lady column you should read

  Click  Here

 But some fret that the Pentagon - growing desperate as the Turks, the Indians, the Pakistanis
 and other allies refuse to send reinforcements - has been turning out new Iraqi police officers
 and guards as swiftly and sloppily as Lucy and Ethel turned out chocolates on the assembly line.

 The Washington Post reported that tens of thousands of Iraqis were being shoved into action
 "with little or no formal training in democratic standards and relevant job skills."

 Many diplomats were shocked to read the Times report that the back-channel attempt of Iraqis
 to avert war, with Richard Perle as go-between, was blown off with the C.I.A. message,
 "Tell them that we will see them in Baghdad."


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 Iraqi insurgency is waning, general says

  Click  Here

"We think the insurgency is waning," said Brig. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, the assistant
 division commander for support. "The ones who continue to fight are losing their support."

 Hertling said the impression left by the media in the minds of Americans is that the situation
 is worsening or, at least, not improving in the city.

"The majority of our soldiers feel we are making progress every day and we are beyond the hardest part," Hertling said."

 If this is how the military is thinking, we have to get out of Iraq not tomorrow, but today.
 This idiot just said there's a shortage of religio-crazies who are ready to die for their 72 virgins.

 That's not true.
 There are a billion Muslims.
 If only one percent are the fringe crazies, that's ten million suicide bombers.

 Is America willing to sacrifice ten million soldiers for Bush's fake war?

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 Subject: Issue 1147

 I was hoping you'd corrected it, but issue 1147 doesn't seem to be available.
 The link takes one to issue 1148.  I missed 1147 last weekend - I know you don't read these so much,
 but none of the contacts looked like the right one to get hold of.  So here's hoping.

 I just want to see the issue I missed.


 Regina, I think others might also have this problem, so I'm printing your letter.
 If you find that a link is broken, it's possible I'm just one letter or number off.

 Say you click on http://www.bartrcop.com/1147.htm  and you get Issue 1148, instead.
 If that happens, just look at the very top of the page and in the address box where you see 1147,
 just swipe over the 1147 and change it to 1148.    That will almost always work.

 For newbies, when you "mouse" over a link, the address appears in your lower left corner.

 Sometimes, when I'm doing these links at 130 MPH, I'll accidentally have "html" when I should have "htm."
 I'm not trying to get you to do my work for me, but if it's a story you'd really like to read, it could be very close.

 Also, if you see a link that says,  http://www.buzzflash.com/lucithebat.htmTHE
 dropping the THE with your blue swipe will probably bring it up.
 Better yet, Googling the headline should also produce the right link.

 Sometimes the link is from yesterday and it's just screwed,
 but I wanted to remind people you're often just a character away from the right link.

 John Kerry Fires Campaign Manager 

  Click  Here

 John Kerry, trying to jump start his ailing campaign, has fired his campaign manager.
 Kerry released a statement saying he made a change, and that Jim Jordan's job was being given
 to veteran Democratic operative Mary Beth Cahill and that Jordan was being offered another position.

 Kerry is third in most polls in Iowa, where the nation's first presidential selection caucuses will be held,
 and trails Dean by a double-digit margin in New Hampshire, a must-win state for both men.

 Opinion: Kerry has been too silent and too sheepish for too long.
 He's the classic example of a fighter who's behind on points and must have a knockout to win.

 I wish Kerry would earn the right to be edited out of this graphic.


 Hey John, did you ever consider that Dean is winning this race
 because he's not afraid to attack the Illegal Fraud?


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 Subject: progress in Iraq is BS


 I keep hearing the neocons talk about all the progress being made in Iraq with the electricity
 coming back on, schools being opened etc. But since none of these spinners went to Iraq before
 the invasion they have no idea what things were in operation then.

 What I see as most probable is that repairs are being made to things we blew the shit out of
 during the invasion. That is most certainly not progress. Progress will begin after return to the
 pre-invasion status quo has been achieved. Like that's going to happen while the country is occupied.


 Steve, most excellent point.
 Bush bragging about all the progress there is just like his bragging about
 how much the economy has improved over the last year or so.

 Starting at zero, it's EASY to say much progress is being made.
 People need to remember that in both Iraq and the economy, it was Bush that destroyed them,
 but the headlines will continue to scream, "record gains," even tho we're still far below the Clinton years.

 BartCop reader Pamela Brown has a book out

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 Subject: Pickles = Hot Lips Houlahan?

 Dear BartCop

 Have any of your readers noticed the uncanny similarity between the unelected Pinhead
 and his wife 'Pickles', and Majors Frank Burns and 'Hotlips' Houlihan from the 4077th M*A*S*H ?

 I wonder if they could, in any way, be related?
 I think we should be told!

 Ena B
 Oxford, UK

 Ena, you could be on to something...
 And the American press is Colonel Flagg.

  ...saw it on  APJ.US
 Late Innings
  by my good friend Alan Bisbort

  Click  Here

 Sometimes to get a run across the plate, you have to bunt with a man on first. That means, give up one out
 for the greater long-term goal of winning the game. In other words, Democrats have to get past their differences
 from the primaries and get behind the guy who can get the run in from 2nd base with a single. I don't see any
 power hitters on the Democratic side right now. We don't have Boog Powell, Frank and Brooks Robinson in
 the lineup anymore. And no one is hitting the Republican sliders [ed. note: or screwballs] well. We just need to
 play the game smarter. Rather than cast blame, it's time to grab a bat and try to get someone to 2nd base and
 someone to single him home. I'll take that.


 BartCop Radio program #18 ROCKS.
 I'm not against your tearing up on Rush, but a little O'Liely is good every now and again.
 Maybe you could do a Drudge or a Hannity and colmes.

 Thanks for keepin' on.

 Dennis Kucinich for America!

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                      Hi, Bart,

                      In No. 1196, you wrote:

                      "To be Koresh-honest with you, I don't know who Noam Chomsky is.
                      I've heard the name a lot, and I'm guess he(?)'s a writer, but he doesn't
                      speak for me until I know who he is and what he stands for - that kind of thing."

                     Noam Chomsky is an internationally-renowned semanticist and linguist, a
                      professor at MIT. He was born and grew up in Philadelphia, and some good
                      friends of mine attended public and Hebrew school with him. His father was
                      Superintendent of the Hebrew school system here.

                      Because of his understanding of semantics and linguistics, Professor Chomsky
                      began "connecting the dots" some years ago on the way the media and government
                      use language and propaganda to shape public opinion and policy in this country.
                      The result of these observations was perhaps his best-known work, "Manufacturing
                      Consent," which he co-authored with Edward Hermann, a professor at the University
                      of Pennsylvania Wharton School. Written in 1988, it is still in print, and is probably the
                      defining work on what your friend at MWO refers to as the "media whores" and their
                      support of the interests of the corporatists both in and out of government. Mark Crispin
                      Miller probably also owes a great deal to Chomsky's ground-laying work.

                      I had the honor to hear Professor Chomsky speak in Philadelphia some months
                      ago. During his speech, he observed that the 20th century had seen the rise of
                      three totalitarian systems: Communism, Fascism, and corporatism. He went on to
                      say that we've gotten rid of the first two, and we should be working on the
                      third. He doesn't use the term "B.F.E.E." but I'm sure he would understand it.

                      In most of the world, Professor Chomsky is revered as one of this country's
                      great intellects. In this country, he always draws large crowds to his speeches,
                      especially on campuses, but he is virtually blacked out of the news media.
                      You will never see him interviewed, not even on PBS' "Lehrer News Hour."
                      He has been totally marginalized and ignored because he speaks uncomfortable
                      truths that the government and the corporate elites don't want you to hear.

                      In other words, Bartcop with a doctorate, but without the Glock or the Chinaco.
                      Ann in Philly

 Ann, thanks for that. It was informative and funny.

 I received many, many explanations of who Noam Chomsky is.
 Thanks to everyone who wrote, even the people who totally despise Chomsky.


 I have a new, improved e-mail system.
 I'm also finding a bunch of mail I didn't know I had.

 So far, I haven't located the "This mail has been answered," icon,
 so if you get mail that's already been answered, that's why.

 Bush's American soldier body count in Iraq

 Last issue it was  times 392  ....this issue it's  times 394
        Please vote for me.    I know military strategery.

 We're almost at 400.

 How long before we hit 600?

  ...and then 1000?

 Total deaths since President Giggle and Kill said, "Bring 'em On":  187  189

 From:  http://lunaville.org/warcasualties/Summary.aspx

 Plus, at least  2195  2230  wounded for Bush's oil snatch.
 Many of them are missing arms, legs and eyes.

 From:  http://www.antiwar.com/ewens/casualties.html
 How much more are we willing to tolerate?

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 Subject: BartCop Radio

 I am loving it, and every time there's a new show, I'm DAMN happy I subscribed
 ...but why does the show usually cut off instead of you giving it an ending?
 It always makes me wonder if my computer messed up or something.


 Rose, thanks for the kind words.
 Most of the truncated botherings are tech-related.

 Sometimes, the program says, "Changes are not allowed," so I have to either
 go with what was recorded or junk it, and I don't have that much material.

 Way too many times, the program says, "We can't do what you asked for."
 If I had an on-site tech wizard, I could be comedy boy instead of wish-I-was tech boy.


 If you have something important send it to Sam at sam@bartcop.com

 Can't get in the members section?  Sam can help.


 Hi, Bart,

 I dunno which is truer:

 a) It takes about 10 "back-issues" of RL_LNW to finally crack me up
 b) It takes about 10 drinks, or...
 c) sometimes, you' re funny

 This is what finally got me to giggle and not stop, after reading all night, from RL-LNW #139...


 The King of Debate

 Caller: Rush, What happens if a pro-abortion EXTREMIST like Republican Governor Whitman is on the 2000 ticket?
             Should we vote for her?

 Limba: It depends...




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 Subject: radio feedback

 BartCop Radio Show 18 REALLY kicked ass, nobody deserved it more than Bill O'Lielly, except of course
 Rush who won't get nearly what he deserves, and the BFEE, who will probably get of scot-free and have
 a set of coins commemorating thier Reich coming soon from the Franklin Mint.


 Bart, you might want to suggest to those  who want to listen to Bart Radio and are not strong enough to carry
 their computers from room to room, that installing a baby monitor works great for listening all over the house.


  ...saw it on  smirkingchimp.com
 Bush blocks money for U.S. soldiers jailed and tortured in Iraqi prisons
  Since the B.F.E.E. now owns all Iraqi assets, that's money right out of their pockets

  Click  Here

 The Bush administration is seeking to block a group of American troops who were tortured in Iraqi prisons during the
 Persian Gulf war in 1991 from collecting any of the hundreds of millions of dollars in frozen Iraqi assets they won last
 summer in a federal court ruling against the government of Saddam Hussein.

 In a court challenge that the administration is winning so far but is not eager to publicize, administration lawyers have
 argued that Iraqi assets frozen in bank accounts in the United States are needed for Iraqi reconstruction and that the
 judgment won by the 17 former American prisoners should be overturned.

"I've always tried to keep in the back of my mind that we were never going to see any of the money," said Colonel Storr,
 who was held by the Iraqis for 33 days - a period in which he says his captors beat him with clubs, broke his nose,
 urinated on him and threatened to cut off his fingers if he did not disclose military secrets. "But it goes beyond frustration
 when I see our government trying to pretend that this whole case never happened.".

 Can you believe these B.F.E.E. bastards?
 The reason we invaded Iraq is because they are rich with oil, but our POWS need to be screwed?
 Has Bush ever passed up a chance to screw a veteran?

 Have a good time today.

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