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Thurs-Texas-Monday Dec 30, 2004 - Jan 3, 2005 Goodbye
2004, ...don't come back
"Is this president interested only in killing people,
but can't be bothered when given
the chance to help save them? His morally
callous parsimony in the face of this,
the greatest natural disaster in modern history,
seems determined to give the rest
of that world exactly that impression. George
W. Bush shames our nation with large
talk and small deeds; with his want of character
and smallness of spirit."
Alterman, Altercation, Attribution
Memo Broadens Definition of Torture
Unstable Torture President spending his political
A prisoner doesn't have to undergo excruciating pain
to be considered a victim of torture,
the Justice Department now says. But it's not
clear whether this revised, broader definition of torture
will change the treatment of foreign detainees.
Critics of the administration say policies that seemed to
condone abuse of prisoners in Iraq or Gitmo have
already done their damage.
"They've been down there for three years and they've
squeezed everything out of these people,
despite saying that they were treating them humanely," Mary
Cheh, a constitutional law professor
at George Washington University, said of those
detained in Cuba.
The memo's biggest impact could be on next week's
Senate confirmation hearings for chief
White House torturer Alberto Gonzales, who will
replace John Ashcroft (R-Insane) as
attorney general as soon as the gelding Democrats
rubber stamp Bush's insane nomination.
This means when they connect the wires to the
shackled, hooded prisoner's testicles,
it's totally legal as long as they only crank it
up to nine instead of ten. The whole world
wonders why America has turned into Thug Nation.
Gee, I am so fucking proud to be an American
under the Giggling Torture President.
to Save War-Torn Marriages
More victims of Bush's insatiable oil greed
When Sgt. Jose Bermudez returned from Iraq,
he came home to a new baby and a troubled marriage.
"We were on the brink of divorce," Mandy Bermudez acknowledged
as the couple ate lunch recently
with their three children, all under age 3.
The Bermudezes were among 300 couples with the
101st Airborne Division who have attended
"marriage enrichment" seminars put on by the Army in
hopes of saving war-ravaged relationships.
With studies showing divorce rates as high as
21 percent among couples where one spouse has been
sent off to die for Bush's personal enrichment,
the Army is spending $2 million on a variety of marriage
programs, including vouchers for romantic getaways
to places like the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
The Opryland Hotel in Nashville?
Jesus W. Christ!
The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs is more
romantic than the Opryland,
even though it's haunted by the spirits of the
"This was the year when it finally became unmistakably
clear that objectivity has outlived
its usefulness as an ethical touchstone for
journalism. Objectivity's most effective use today
is as a cudgel in the hands of those who wish
to beat up on the media."
--Geneva Overholser, Attribution
Subject: are you Mexican?
Is this how you got to be liberal, catholic
tequila connosieur in oklahoma of all places?
Jim & Sandy
Jim & Sandy, is that how you spell connosieur?
If I had a little Mexican in me, I'd stand tall and proudly say so.
But no, I'm extra white, like a ....(shudder) Bush Republican.
The liberal came about thru common sense and a shred of humanity.
the Catholic came about by accident of birth to great parents,
the tequila came by accident when God's gorgeous miracle first hit my
and the Oklahoma is because Mrs. Bart likes living in a place where you
even need to bother with wearing a sweater on a windy, early January day.
Throw in Shirley, poker and revenge and you've got the bartcop.com masthead
"When Nixon was discovered to have had an "enemies
list" made up of reporters who had written
tough stories about his administration, those
reporters knew they had been doing their job. More
important, even Mr. Nixon - who really did
have a mandate in 1972 - did not dare try to limit the press.
If this administration doesn't respect the
power of the news media, the news media need to take a
hard look at how they have failed to earn that
Melina, talking to the deaf whores who make up Bush's good puppy press, Attribution
by Gene Lyons
The school board member who introduced the
measure explained that he was taking a
stand for Jesus. Another member, an Assemblies
of God pastor, said, "If the Bible is right,
God created us. If God did it, it's history and
it's also science."
A local gift shop owner rather evocatively named
Lark Myers summed it all up for the
Post reporter: "I definitely would prefer to believe
that God created me than that I'm 50th
cousin to a silverback ape. What's wrong with wanting
our children to hear about all the
holes in the theory of evolution?"
Sigh. The single best answer I've seen to all
this nonsense was given by Rev. C. O. Magee,
a Presbyterian minister and member of the Little
Rock School Board during a federal court
test of an Arkansas "creation-science" law more
than 20 years ago. "Any time religion gets
involved in science," he said, "religion comes
off looking like a bunch of nerds.... The Book
of Genesis told who created the world and why it
was created and science tells how it was done."
My good friend Santoast
Subject: Michael Moore
Here is a web site that goes into more detail
I can't vouch for the accuracy of the info,
but maybe some of your readers can comment further.
From my standpoint, even if only one of the
more serious points is true, and all else is a complete fabrication,
someone should be digging a deep pit into hell
itself for a certain monkey.
At first glance, I found that site to be an
ineffective mish-mash of potpourri.
What I was hoping for is something like:
"Michael Moore says 'X', but he is wrong or
lying because the truth is right here (with
Instead, we get statements like, "According
to a PBS timeline of the night's events," without
a link to the timeline.
Also, we get a twisting of the obvious:
The movie also suggests that Fox was biased
because John Ellis, an executive who is a cousin of George W. Bush,
was involved in making Fox's call. According
to press accounts, Ellis was the head of a four-person team that analyzed
voting data that Fox got from the Voting News
Service. Ellis's team reportedly did not make the final call on any election,
but made recommendations to another executive
who made the final call.
Well sure, Ellis wasn't on camera, so they're
saying that means he didn't make the final "call."
But what kind of reputatable news service lets
a candidates's first cousin make that judgment call?
FOX News, fair and balance, is that kind
of news service.
You've heard of the lawyer's trick where they
fork over 200 boxes of documents, burying the facts
under a mountain of paper and then hoping the other
side will lose their way. This seems to be their way of
hiding from the truth. When a sentence would do,
they used six paragraphs. This way, when someone asks,
a monkey can say, "There's
a 600-page refutation of every lie Moore told ion F-9/11," without
Subject: Dean Everman
is a link to the notice posted in the Palm Beach Post regarding
There is a link there to a guest book.
He was an active member of the Mid-County
Democratic Club and on the Democratic Executive Committee.
Dean was on the ballot for the 2004 Precinct
Captain and was also a dedicated member of Janet Reno's
gubernatorial campaign. Dean was also an active
and devoted member of the Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
and former member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church. Everyone looked forward to his letters to the editor
of the Palm Beach Post and reading his e-mails
televised on Crossfire regarding Dean's passionate political views
as well as his many "on air" discussions
with Randi Rhodes.
The Everman family has gotten an amazing amount
of comfort from what people are writing there.
There were so many people that knew and loved him
that they were unaware of.
Subject: Jerry Orbach - my
I have been a huego Jerry Orbach fan for years--his
character, Lenny Brisco,
was so finely tuned on Law and Order, they gave
him his own goddamned show.
Remember when Jerry played the father in "Dirty
Dancing?" Jerry's been around
for a long ass time and I've always been a
fan of his... but now Lenny Brisco is gone,
and television will be a shit sandwich because
Coincidentally, MrSano mentioned tonight that
the whore media refused to report
his illness (prostate cancer) until it was REALLY
BAD--like when they figured he
didn't have a fighting chance. I hate the
whore media. I am not insanely religious,
but I can tell you right now that if I knew my
tv buddy, Jerry, was fighting cancer
long before it was reported, I'd have put in a
few words to the Big Coach for him.
You never saw him acting like an asshole, spoiled
He did his job and went home to his wife. A
good man and a great actor will be truly missed.
Tonight, a shot of Chinaco (or maybe 6) to
my GOOD TELEVISION BUDDY, JERRY--
I've been watching you forever... may you rest
in peace, you very fine man, and very fine actor.
A Year of Firsts
by Carl "Stammerin" Cameron
Almost as swiftly and virtually-unappreciated-until
later as an Alan Dershowitz commentary
on neocon tomfoolery, another year has come and
gone. Indeed it was a remarkable year,
as full of historical firsts as Karl Rove is full
of jelly doughnuts. As jam-packed full of surprises
as Rumsfeld is glutted with self-delusion. More
brimming with precedents than Laura "Bubbles"
Bush is filled with blissful ignorance.
"I think the most important media story of the
year was the way in which the press was so
easily manipulated by spin machines all the
way through the election campaign, partly thanks
to the fact that it was hopelessly hobbled
by some of its own outdated conventions and frameworks.
And that, in turn, is related to its embarrassing
performance in 2003 on weapons of mass destruction
and on the question of an Iraqi tie to 9/11.
--Steve Lovelady, Attribution
2004, the year the press became proud they were Bush's whores.
... the view from Iowa
by Mike Palecek
...author and former federal prisoner for peace,
Bart - it seems certain people will tell you
what to endorse, or to discuss,
i.e. Vegas, Chinaco, Shrl or what have you.
To me, it helps us readers humanize Bart, the
man behind the Bartcop page.
It is a little insight into your personality, and
thus helps readers to connect, understand,
and relate and it makes your page more interesting
than if it were straight news.
I don't get much mail like that.
Seems like most nights, Dave has on some terrible
guest like some race car driver
or a basketball player nobody ever heard of. Those
bird callers weren't funny 30
years ago on Carson. Jake Johansson - not the best
comic - was on his show 500 times.
I figured they put Dave in a good mood and made
for a better overall show.
...shows what I know.
We've got the best books by the best authors.
Poker Champ Fights Off Attackers
The soft-spoken patent attorney from Stonington,
Conn., fought off a pair of attackers
Dec. 20 at the Bellagio hotel-casino after he had
finished playing a cash game of poker.
Raymer was returning to his room about 2 a.m.
when two men approached.
As he opened the door to the room, they tried to
push him in.
But the heavyset Raymer resisted and began struggling
with the men. As he was fighting,
one of the men pulled out a gun and said: "We just
want the money."
When I commit my felonies, I try to do it in locations that aren't
as seen at http://www.fotolog.net/grand_lake/?pid=8760808
"We're nearing the end of a year where -- of substantial
progress at home and here abroad -- and abroad."
--Too Stupid to be President, Dec.
20, 2004, Attribution
Subject: BFEE stealing oil
And they're also being cagy about where the
$80 billion to pursue the war went.
I've heard upwards of one third of that doesn't
have a real solid and definite paper trail.
Like you say, they're real good at stealing
"Our country is now a massive military and economic
machine, being run by a
small coterie of pinhead neo-con, trickle-down,
and theocratic true believers.
Science, logic, and precedent matter little
to these people -- they know what is right.
The entire top layer of real government, economic,
and military experts are exiled
to the wilderness, like every reconstruction
and occupation expert in Iraq."
--Michael Hammerschlag, "Could
America Go Bad?"Attribution
Strap-On Veterans for Truth
Clark joins Saddam defense team
Another example of being "too liberal"
Ramsey Clark, a former US attorney general,
has joined Saddam's legal team.
Clark, who led the justice department under
LBJ, flew on Tuesday to Jordan,
where the team is based. A spokesman said his arrival "honours
and inspires us".
Clark has been an outspoken voice on the American
left since leaving government
in 1969 and joining the movement against the Vietnam
war. He has also been
involved in the defence of Slobodan Milosevic,
the former Yugoslav leader.
saw it on freewayblogger.com
"To describe Christopher Hitchens as dishonest
and demagogic would almost be
to promote those terms to the level of respectability.
To describe him as an exercise
in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Christopher
Hitchens is a sinister vampire
of moral frivolity, crudely disguised as an
writer of seriousness. He is also a spectacle of
abject political cowardice masking himself
as a demonstration of 'dissenting' bravery."
--Dan W, bartcop.com reader
It's official the new album from Garbage will
be entitled Bleed Like Me
and has a scheduled April 2005 release date around
Subject: round trip tickets
Dear Bart and Mrs. Bart,
I just read where you gave 2 SWA tickets to
a couple of young boys so they may
attend their mothers funeral. That was most charitable
of you. In appreciation for you
doing that and for you helping me keep my sanity
for the last three years, I would like
to give you and Mrs. Bart 2 First Class Tickets
on your choice of Delta, Continental,
or Northwest Air Lines anywhere they fly.
My job as a tour manager / sound man for a world
famous rock band has me flying 150,000
to 200,000 miles every year. Needless to say I
have accumulated quite a few frequent flyer miles
( last year I gave 100,000 miles to military members
2 returning from Iraq because the evil BFEE
will only fly them back to three airports...Dallas,
Atlanta, and Baltimore ).
I almost feel I owe you these tickets for two
1. Helpling me win every debate with a MONKEY...
2. turning me on to fine tequila ( Chinaco Anejo
I would be honored to do this for you.
Scott in San Jose
S, that's a nice thing you're doing,
and it was cool of you tro help some soldiers
get home, too.
That bastard Bush sends 200,000 men to Iraq
to die for his oil business
and he doesn't have the decency to return them
to their hometowns afterwards.
We'll talk this week and firm up some plans
- and thanks again.
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Thirty-eight years ago on a huge #1, Nancy
Sinatra made her suede-toned warning that "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'."
For the piano finale of Nancy Sinatra, her return
to recording, she sings "Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad,"
written by Bono and the Edge and recorded with
a band that includes Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton.
As with U2's finest work, the narrative - a
woman haltingly remembers an iconoclastic singer who won and lost,
arced and ached - persists without overpowering
the deliberate story the arrangement tells, while ideas take root,
bloom, and link together. Sinatra, whose alto flutters
but doesn't cede sensuous control, meditates on saloon singing
after "the chairs are all stacked" and "the swingers
"Two Shots" is one of U2's best songs.
Bono captured Sinatra better than Paul Anka
did with "My Way."
I should play that in BCR 63 just to make Rude
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Subject: crucifix in urine
I'm not sure what happened here, but it seems
a group of far-leftys
tried to bully me into getting *with* the crucifix-in-urine
1. That's not going to happen.
2. I don't do the bully thing.
You can disagree with me all you want.
If this page stands for anything it's open
and free debate.
I think my detractors are good people who simply
but when you try to bully me, I'm going to go all
Jim Malone on your ass.
Let's keep our heads and get thru this, OK?
"All of that footage - how long was it, seven plus
minutes (when Bush sat in the classroom)?
That's who George Bush is. I think it speaks
very specifically to something that not everybody has.
Forget politics, forget Republican, right,
left. But it speaks to his unfitness to lead anything."
--Sean Penn, on Bush and Fahrenheit
What song was playing in Silvio's Cadillac when he whacked Adrianna?
I know! I
story I missed
Had a real Holiday moment today.
I was at my local Chuck E. Cheese, having a
mother-daughter day with my little 4 year old.
A group of 30 under-privileged kids were there
with a volunteer from the sheriff's department.
They were really cute kids, Bart, ranging from
about 7 years old to 11... and I could tell it was a special day for them.
There were so many and they only had a few tokens
each to play with. So as my daughter and I went to play the
various games, we slipped tokens to the kids in
passing. At one game, I hit the jackpot and was collecting a big trail of tickets.
One of the kids was so impressed. I could see
he only had five tickets in his hand. I kept my winnings, but a few minutes
thought to myself that I should've just given them
to the boy. My daughter, only 4 but generous beyond her years, did me one
better when it was time to go. We were at the machine
that counts your winning tickets and gives you a receipt for the total.
When we got the receipt, she went up and gave
it to one of the girls who was standing shyly nearby. And I was so moved
by my little girl, that I just collected all the
kids, took them all up to the prize counter, and let them choose a special
They couldn't believe it. The kids started hugging
me and my daughter. We started talking. And man, it was so good!
And they were so happy. And I was so happy. And
my daughter was just shining with all of her new friends.
Your faithful reader,
soldier body count in Iraq
1333, dead heroes under Bush
Bush and his gang of thugs have stolen approx. $54 billion
dollars so far.
Our soldiers are walking into a meat-grinder to help make that happen.
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, 80, Dies
Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected
to Congress and an outspoken advocate
for women and minorities during seven terms in
the House, died Saturday, friends said. She was 80.
"She was our Moses that opened the Red Sea for us,''
Robert E. Williams, president of the NAACP
in Flagler County, told The Associated Press late
Sunday. He did not have the details of her death.
Chisholm, who elected to the House in 1968,
when Nixon won, and served until 1983.
Prominent Democrat in House, Dies
Rep. Robert T. Matsui of California, 63, who
spent time in an internment camp for
Japanese-Americans as an infant during World War
II and went on to serve 26 years
in Congress, has died of complications from a rare
disease, his family said Sunday.
Matsui was the third-ranking Democrat on the
Ways and Means, where he was his
party's point man on Social Security legislation..
Odd, that Matsui would die as Bush launches his rape of Social Security.
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Facts About the USA
by Angry Girl
Did you know...
1. 80% of all votes in America are counted
by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.
2. There is no federal agency with regulatory
authority or oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry.
3. The vice-president of Diebold and the
president of ES&S are brothers.
4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is
a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003
that he was "committed
to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."?
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