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"People everywhere confuse what
"I thought a lot of (the reasons for going
to war with Iraq) was politics, mostly due to his father.
Old Dad, he didn't get the job done. It's embarrassing they haven't found those weapons.
Now it's hard to get out of there."
--Charles Ott, whose son Kevin was killed in Iraq, Attribution
Accused of Aiding Iran Spies
Bush's good friend betrays America like the BFEE has
Ahmad Chalabi, the controversial Iraqi exile who provided Bush with faulty prewar intelligence
on Iraqi weapons, (notice how they treat that as a fact?) recently told Iranian intelligence officials
that U.S. eavesdroppers were monitoring top-secret communications by Tehran's chief spy service,
U.S. officials said Tuesday.
The officials said the apparent betrayal
of America's secret eavesdropping and code-breaking operation
could pose a significant setback to U.S. intelligence, given Iran's nuclear program, its support for Islamic
militant groups and its growing political and religious ambitions in neighboring Iraq since the ouster of Saddam.
Whoever told Chalabi we had Iran's codes
should be tried for treason, but once again nobody
will hold the Bush gang responsible for any crimes they commit so this is no big deal. Just days ago,
Bush told LSU, "Your friends rub off on you, so pick them wisely," which means Bush has Chalabi
all over him, just like he has Hitler, Saddam, Noriega, the Ayatollah Khomenie, Islamic Jihad, Osama etc.
Care to comment?
"Asked about George W. Bush in a press conference,
Venezuela president Hugo Chávez
replied that the US president was a pendejo, translated literally as a "pubic hair" and
colloquially as a "coward." Chávez's word failed to make its way into the final communiqué."
--FT.com, "Tough crowd", Attribution
Subject: What would Jesus Do?
I wised up to Bushes type of Christianity
a few months ago. I am not a church going Christian
but I attempt to follow the message Jesus gave us. For me, it doesn't matter if he is or isn't related to
that invisible cloud being, Jesus came here with a message. Treat your neighbors in the same way you
would want to be treated. Period, that's it, and if everyone did it we'd all be better off.
So if you apply Christ's main teaching,
with Bush's actions, there is no way Bush could be a true Christian.
WWJD--I doubt if he said bomb Iraq, and kill as many people as you can.
My theory is then, that if Bush bought a
ranch to portray how down to earth and so like the common man he was,
and wore a flight suit to show us he was macho. His devout Christianity suit is just another disguise he whipped up
to get the gullible to think he is one.--a ploy he needed to get elected, but by his actions shows it just another
diversion from us seeing the true GWBush.
Shame on America's whore media for going along with this fraud, helping him fool America.
Expanding 'Stop-Loss' Program
Forced to serve against their will - this is a draft
The Army will prevent soldiers in units set to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan
from leaving the service at the end of their terms, a top general said Wednesday.
The announcement, an expansion of an Army
program called "stop-loss," means
that thousands of soldiers who had expected to retire or otherwise leave the military
will have to stay on for the duration of their deployment to those combat zones.
The expansion affects units that are 90
days away or less from deploying, said Lt. Gen.
"Buster" Hagenbeck, the Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel. Commanders have
the ability to make exceptions for soldiers with special circumstances; otherwise, soldiers
won't be able to leave the service or transfer from their unit until they return to their home
base after the deployment. .
This will be a severe test of the military's
loyalty to the never-elected deserter.
Care to comment?
Get Your War On, (c) 2004 by my good friend David Rees. Used with permission
Laments Karmazin's Viacom Exit
After 18 years, 'my backup' is leaving Viacom
Moore Documentary Gets U.S. Distributor
"Fahrenheit 9/11" has a U.S. distributor and will hit theaters in three weeks
of the New Mexico Poem/Firing/Censorship story
Basically, the school says "Did not!" Why can't the newspapers just print the facts?
Jones arrives in New York for his shot at Triple Crown
Undefeated champion gets the outside position for the race
Real Strategy in Iraq
Recipe for disaster seems to be the plan
This administration strategy does nothing to create a stable and peaceful Iraq. The plan is merely
a short-term way to stanch the president's hemorrhaging in polls at home and maximize his dimming
chances for reelection. But then this invasion was always less about making life better for the Iraqis
than doing so for the neo-conservatives who hijacked the U.S. government for their own pet overseas
social engineering project.
"While President Bush insists, rightly, that
the war on terror will last for generations and
require great sacrifices, he has asked few Americans to make any. The president won't
even ask the wealthy to pay for the war. Instead, he gave them a hefty tax cut. Freedom
isn't free, someone has said. But if you're wealthy and well-connected, it's pretty cheap."
--Cynthia Tucker, Freedom isn't free, Attribution
Without any accountability or transparency, even if these machines work, we cannot check
whether they are in fact working reliably. The American public should not tolerate the use of
paperless e-voting machines until at least the 2006 election, allowing time to prevent ongoing
errors and failures with the technology. One way or another, every voter should be able to
check that an accurate paper record has been made of their vote before it is recorded.
"Screw a paper trail - those electronic
Diebold machines are lucky for me..."
Invites Some 'Bloggers' to Convention
Ol' Bart too radical, too radioactive to be invited to DemoCon 2004
Hey y'all. Welcome to the Convention blog. Yay.
So begins one of the latest postings to
the official weblog, or blog, of the DemoCon2004,
which party organizers are pitching as the first of its kind in the world of politics.
The July convention is also the first where
a carefully selected group of bloggers will be
granted credentials to cover the four-day event along with the thousands of conventional
journalists scheduled to descend on Boston.
Why do they continually ignore the biggest Tequila Treehouse on the entire www?
These traditionally non-establishment social commentators will be chosen based on their professionalism,
Oh, maybe that answers the question...
Subject: Actions speak louder than words
What can you expect?? Some Bishop
supported Giuliani's statement that
"there was some divine guidance in the President being elected." " was swiftly
seconded by a Catholic bishop." Seems the Church is supporting statements
made by divorced adulterers as experts on biblical prophesy these days.
Simply put - the Catholic Church is for sale. I think I
told this story on BCR,
but not here on the page. You know how you always hear the rumors about
"sinners" buying a Catholic stairway to Heaven?
Mrs. Bart works in a small office - 20 people or so and a co-worker
when she married a Catholic, they went to the local parish and said they wanted
their marriage blessed and their children recognized as Catholics. The priest told her,
"Write a check for $5,000 - EACH, and it's all taken care of."
I've always heard these stories second or third hand, but you
KNOW they're true because
Giuliani and Ted Kennedy have both written checks to the church to have Almighty God
blinded to their first marriages - and people still have faith in this corrupt system?
It's not my goal to make fewer Catholics, I just think people
should stop lying to themselves
about a crooked institution that sells forgiveness if your bank account is big enough.
Like the Republican Party, the Church just tells the poor people they're going to hell.
Meanwhile, they're attacking Kerry but not pro-choice Republicans - what a disgrace.
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Filmmaker Defends Documentary
Conason/Lyons book/movie "The Hunting of the President" premiers June 15
The first public showing, at $50 a ticket, will be at a ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center
in Little Rock, a short walk from where Clinton celebrated his two presidential election victories.
Director Harry Thomason, who is from Hampton,
Ark., profiled Clinton in a glowing light in "The Man from Hope"
for the then-Arkansas governor's 1992 presidential campaign. He says the latest piece about his old friend seeks
journalistic impartiality, acknowledging that some people would likely dismiss the film as more Clinton propaganda.
The talk radio Nazis and the cable screamers, along with the networks
and big newspapers and news weeklies
will smear this film without even bothering to see it because they cannot face the facts.
Sure wish I knew someone connected to this film so I could attend the premier.
Care to comment?
Subject: Reinstating the draft
> So, Bush is going to steal this election, lock
all the exits and force YOU at gunpoint
> to invade the countries that have oil or refuse to let him build a pipeline there, as he did
> with Iraq and Afghanistan and the Democrats are helping him do this with their silence
> and their refusal to insist on fair and legal elections with a paper trail.
The excerpt you provide says that college
and Canada won't be options in the New Improved Draft.
But I will wager you a very large sum of money that there will still be an option for wealthy and powerful
daddies to get their sons into cushy stateside military positions, and to let them out early for their first day
of Harvard Business School.
If this bastard wins I might just have to MOVE to Canada.
Sure, the rich will always have a way to
get around the system.
Bush won't force the rich to send their kids to die in the sand.
By closing the borders, Bush is turning America into another Cuba.
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"I was like everybody else. At first, I thought
it was the right thing to do.
We succeeded in what our main objective was: Get Saddam.
Now, nobody knows what our mission is. We're stuck."
--Allen Vandayburg, whose son, Allen J., 20, died in Iraq Attribution
Why Hawks Should Be Angry
"It's the hawks in this town, the Zell Millers, who ought to be most distressed by this evidence and by
the president's efforts to wish it away. Of all the missed opportunities since Baghdad fell, surely this is
one of the most heartbreaking. Iraqi detainees might have been going home to their families and saying,
as German POWs did so many decades ago, that these American soldiers are for real, that they treated
us humanely -- that maybe they mean what they say about liberation, not occupation. Instead, the United
States is reduced to pleading that it's not as bad as al Qaeda and obfuscating the reality that policies
adopted in the White House helped lead to this breakdown of law and discipline.
Bush could have responded differently. He
could have embraced the heroes such as Spec. Joseph Darby,
who sounded the alarm; William J. Kimbro, the Navy dog handler who refused to sic his dogs on prisoners;
Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, who wrote an honest report. He could have apologized to the people of Iraq,
appointed an investigator from outside the chain of command, pledged to abide by the Geneva Conventions.
Instead, he opted for a Nixonian strategy of damage containment, and a summer of piecemeal disclosure."
Can anybody imagine a scenario where Bush could've screwed this
up any worse?
Meanwhile, the GOP media echo chamber has Bush even with Kerry - after all this.
Care to comment?
Subject: Orwell rolls in his grave
Buzzflash.com/orwell is selling DVDs of the documentary Orwell Rolls in His Grave for $30.
The reviews are enticing and it looks like
something great to show to republicans, but I don't want
to shell out the money and find it's only a dailyhowler.com retread.
Could anyone on your staff pick it up and
Steve, sorry, I forget what's on BCR and on the page. They
sent me a copy and I reviewed it with audio
clips on BCR. I don't know what the howler has covered, but it's a damn good documentary. It's not a
feel-good, fun-time kind of movie - it's a "Christ - is this really happening in America?" kind of movie.
They explain why nobody knows Bush made the top few percent absolutely
tax free and we don't know that
because the American whore press (all of it) is owned by 7 corporations, so the headlines are Kobe, Laci and
Michael Jackson instead of "Why are the super rich paying no taxes at all?"
When you're finished watching it, you'll probably volunteer to work for the Kerry campaign.
If I get some positive feedback, we might try again to do a private
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Stupidly, they don't allow private Hold 'em tourneys - maybe that will change, but we could play some
old-fashioned 5 Card Stud or something if anyone was interested.
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The New York Times is such a whore newspaper.
by Gene Lyons
If The New York Times' grudging retraction of its coverage of those elusive Iraqi
"weapons of mass destruction" proves nothing else, it's the absurdity of the Republican
right's cherished myth about "liberal bias" in the establishment press. Think about it.
Until last week, 14 months had passed since the triumphal toppling of Saddam Hussein's
statue in Baghdad with no sign of his terrifying arsenal, but few hints of regret from a
newspaper whose credulous reporting helped utopian ideologues in the Bush
administration take the nation to war under false pretenses. While the Times' act
of contrition had clearly been in the works for some time, what appeared to force it into
print was a U.S. Army-FBI raid on Ahmad Chalabi, the long-time Iraqi exile, anti-Saddam
activist and convicted embezzler.
Miller Time On West 43rd Street
by Joe Conason
As Americans reflected on the lives lost in Iraq over the Memorial Day weekend, they also
had the opportunity to learn more about Judith Miller, a reporter for The New York Times
whose front-page articles about Saddam Hussein's forbidden weapons were so influential
in driving America to war
...the stories she wrote supported the propaganda
line taken by her sources and associates.
In their apologia, the Times editors pointed toward "a circle of Iraqi informants, defectors and
exiles bent on 'regime change' in Iraq, people whose credibility has come under increasing
public debate in recent weeks." That too is only a partial truth. The circle of misleaders
encompasses Americans as well as Iraqis, and may be said to include Ms. Miller herself.
*Light bulb appears over Bart's head*
Any other delegates going to Boston for DemoCon
I can't go, but I'd sure like to see some bartcop.com stickers/CDs distributed there.
Who else will be inside at DemoCon
They won't let me attend, so I need help.
Are YOU inside DemoCon 2004?
How about fewer dead soldiers?
"I was appalled. I could not believe they would
have my son in such a predicament."
-- Rev. Tandy Sloan, who called his son's death in Iraq a "preposterous'' tragedy after being
told of logistical problems that doomed his son's unit -- navigational errors, heavy vehicles
that bogged down in the sand, jammed guns, and inadequate radios, Attribution
We can't afford those "luxuries" because Bush spent the money on tax cuts.
Subject: The return of the draft
Hi, Bart! Love your site! Hate Bush with
every fiber of my being!
But, on the pending legislation on returning the draft, did you realize that it is being sponsored
in Congress by only one Senator & 15 Representatives, & all of them are Democrats?
I believe it's not a good idea to put this
link on your site, since it may prompt
young people to vote Republican! Koresh forbid!
All the best,
Karen, I think the Demo bill
is a trick to get people to notice what's happening.
The only reason we'd need a draft is to populate Bush's takeover the world armed forces.
The forced draft that's in effect now is
and Bush's locking the gates to prevent Americans from fleeing is horrific,
but the draft legislation (by Charlie Rangle?) I believe is a wake-up call to Jowe six pack
that his kids will die in the desert if President Wasn't Elected wins in November.
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"If the president goes to the American people
and wraps himself in the American flag
and lets Congress wrap itself in the white flag of surrender, the president will win....
The American people had never heard of Grenada. There was no reason why they should have.
The reason we gave for the intervention--the risk to American medical students there--was phony
but the reaction of the American people was absolutely and overwhelmingly favorable. They had
no idea what was going on, but they backed the president. They always will."
--Irving Kristol, The Fettered Presidency, 1989, Attribution
Subject: the modern liberal
"alto" means"stop in Spanish.
Why would you start a conversation with "stop?"
One cannot help but laugh at the insanity
of the Modern Liberal.
The lengths they will go to to chuck all reason, evidence and facts in order to attack the good guys.
I am ready to refute any specifics you may be confused about.
This is not an accident. This is the
design of their philsophy which demands that good ALWAYS
be attacked and evil always covered for and championed.
Those words, though connected so as to appear to be a sentence,
don't form a coherent thought.
What did you intend to say?
The reason for this is that the basis of
their philosophy is "subjectivity."
That's the belief that nothing -- no culture for example -- is better or worse than any other.
What does that mean?
Who ever said such a silly thing?
Are you reading something from the vulgar Pigboy's page?
When cultures come along that are clearly
superior, like the United States and Israel,
the leftist is forced to attack these cultures, to prove that their success is the result not
of their moral and cultural superiority but rather because they somehow cheated.
If given enough time, are you eventually going to make a point?
Who attacked the United States and Israel?
Are you refuting some point that hasn't been made?
The leftist, then, will go to any extreme to prove their point.
Prove what point?
You seem to be having a white hot debate with yourself about nothing.
I wish there was an opportubity for me to jump in and straighten you out,
but you're just babbling mindlessly without saying anything that can be refuted.
The problem is that since the reasons for
the success of these nations IS because they are
superior the obvious facts and evidence cannot be employed. The more clear the superority
of a culture the more deep the leftist has to dig to invent something that makes them appear bad.
You're saying America and Israel are the only successful countries?
Are you judging countries by how many other countries they have invaded?
Is Canada a failed country because they haven't invaded anybody?
Thus while one finds the arguments of those
who love America (and Israel) to be logical, factual
and easy to grasp (we attacked Iraq because Saddam Hussein is a threat to the world) the leftist
has to engage in the most tortured of conspiracy theories.
Lefties engage in tortured theories?
We have 820 America dead and proof that Saddam was never a threat.
Where are the logical and factual arguments you promised?
This is not just the nuts...but actually
the "best and the brightest" of the leftists
from Noam Chomsky to Al Gore to Ted Kennedy.
If you're going to call them nuts, why not quote something nutty
You seem to very extremely adamant about that which you cannot quote or produce.
The great laugh of all this is that the
left will then use the "depth" of their insane conspiracy theories
to prove that they "think more deeply" than does everyone else. But of course they HAVE to think
more deeply in order to explain why their wrong answer is really right.
What wrong answer?
What was the question that "some Democrat" got wrong?
This is the goal of the leftist...to explain
to the world while failure and evil are really victims
and goodness and success are really evil people who have succeeded only because of their evil.
Which leftist said that was his goal?
Why didn't you give his name and the quote with the link?
Which leftist said success was evil?
Which leftist said failure was a victim - and what does that mean?
Is this something you heard on Rush or Hannity?
I'll bet if you weren't so busy, you could straighten me out in
a live chat room.
But ...if you agreed to that, you'd have to answer questions - so maybe you'd better stay away.
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Bush's American soldier body count in Iraq
817 dead American soldiers.
817 families destroyed forever - all for Bush's oil grab.
Soon it will be 900, and then 1000.
Over 800 deaths on Bush's watch
"Osama bin Laden told an ABC reporter -- and
ABC has aired this -- that when he saw
our reaction to taking a few casualties in Mogadishu, he became convinced we can be had
and it's when all these terrorists attacks culminating to 9/11 began."
-- Rush the vulgar Pigboy Attribution
1. You are a vulgar Pigboy who cannot be trusted.
2. bin Laden didn't attack America because we pulled out of of Mogadishu.
He attacked America because Bush the Smarter put pork-eating troops on
sacred Saudi land to push Saddam out of Kuwait after inviting him to invade Kuwait.
3. You are a vulgar Pigboy who cannot be trusted.
Full Sovereignty in Iraq Might Not Be So
President Bush and top U.S. officials repeatedly stress that Iraqis will have "full sovereignty"
after June 30. The interim Iraqi government that takes power then, however, will be more
caretaking than autonomous, unable to do basic functions such as make laws or control military forces.
Zbigniew Brzezinski says the term "full
sovereignty" - emphasized Tuesday by Bush, Powell and
Kinda Sleazy Rice - lacks credibility. No government can be fully sovereign while its country is
"still being occupied by a foreign army, 140,000 men, subject to our authority," he said. .
I received what is probably a subscription check from Don in Turlock,
but I have no e-mail address to sign him up with - please contact me, Don.
Can I get a drink?
fear new cabinet leaves U.S. in charge
Old BFEE puppet is out, Tribal Sunni Chief Will Lead Iraq Gov't
Iraqi officials prevailed in their choice for president over the BFEE candidate, allowing a
U.N. envoy Tuesday to appoint an interim government reflecting Iraq's religious and
cultural diversity to rule after the return of sovereignty June 30.
Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, a Sunni Muslim
critic of the U.S.-led occupation, was named
to the largely ceremonial post. Al-Yawer was the choice of U.S.-picked Iraqi Governing
Council, which dissolved itself immediately so that the new government can start work
even before it takes power from the U.S.-led coalition at the end of the month.
It seems like Iraq's government changes
with every car bomb explosion.
Whoever is alive after the last car bomb explosion on June 30 "wins" Iraq.
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U.S.: Padilla trained to kill hundreds
The Bush administration gave a detailed accounting Tuesday of the alleged terrorist connections
and training of Jose Padilla, a New York-born former gang member and convert to Islam.
The Bush administration contends that as
"enemy combatants," the men are not entitled to the
usual rights of criminal suspects, and that the president alone has authority to order their detention.
One of Padilla's lawyers, Andrew Patel,
characterized the information released by Comey on Tuesday
as "an opening statement without a trial. We are in the same position we've been in for two years,
where the government says bad things about Mr. Padilla and there's no forum for him to defend himself."
Why can't they put this guy on trial?
Either they have evidence of his guilt - or they don't.
We've seen how the BFEE plays fast and loose with the rules and for all we know,
Padilla is just a unlucky dupe that Bush is using to claim a "victory" against terrorism.
Will the crooked court allow their hand-picked
boy to arrest and hold for life without a trial
anybody he sees fit to hold? Of course they will - that's what crooked judges do.
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