"This town is sometimes too partisan and too
political. My hope is, is that we can show
the nation that we can come together to achieve
big things for the good of the country."
-- The most brazenly partisan president
in history, Attribution
John Kerry Report for Duty?
Early in Campaign 2004, Sen. John Kerry
challenged George W. Bush's operatives to "bring it on," fully
that they would try to smear his patriotism despite
his Vietnam War medals. In accepting the Democratic nomination,
Kerry again highlighted his national service by
snapping off a salute with the words: "Reporting for duty."
Yet one of the biggest disappointments for
many Democrats was that the "bring it on" John Kerry didn't
show up at
key moments in Election 2004. He failed to respond
aggressively when a Republican front group spread lies about
his war record. He then meekly conceded defeat
on the day after the Nov. 2 election rather than fight for a full
examination of voting irregularities.
Now, John Kerry may have one more chance
to "report for duty." On Jan. 6, after the new Congress
he could join with Reps. John Conyers, Maxine Waters
and other members of the House of Representatives in
supporting their expected motion for a full-scale
investigation of Election 2004, particularly the widespread
allegations of voting fraud in the pivotal state
For the House motion to have any standing,
it must be signed by at least one U.S. senator. So far, no U.S. senator
has stepped forward despite petition drives from
rank-and-file Democrats demanding that Bush's victory be contested.
be too dramatic, but Earth's history either goes right or wrong on
Either Kerry steps up and forces a real investigation
into our stolen elections and gets America
back in the civilized world or we
could be stuck living in "Thug America" for generations.
Will Kerry step up and become the
man who stopped the Bush Madness?
Or will he join Lincoln's bodyguard
as the man who went to sleep at exactly the wrong time?
Parry is not only the most important writer on the Internet, for some
I can follow and understand every
word he writes.
Whatever my learning/reading disability
is, it doesn't seem to apply to Parry.
I read a paragraph of his, I understand
it, my mind files it, and I look forward to the next.
For my money, there's no other political
writer who says so much so clearly - and he f-ing tells the truth!
Note: consortiumnews.com is the most important site
on the Internet.
Changes House Ethics Rules
about these new rules!"
House Republicans pushed through a significant
change in the handling of ethics complaints
over wimpy Democratic objections as the 109th Congress
convened with a burst of handjobbery.
The House enacted a change that would effectively
dismiss a complaint in the event of a deadlock
in the ethics committee, which is equally divided
between Democrats and Republicans.
Absolute power, corrupting absolutely.
The voters don't care if the GOP are crooks - they like Bush no matter
how crooked he is.
He can murder at will, loot the Treasury and reward the super-rich with
America has lost her soul and making the Illegal Emporer happy is all that
"I will remove judges from the Supreme Court
quickly, and their
successors will refuse to sanction the attacks
on religious faith."
--Pat Robertson, (R-Insane)
claiming Jesus told him that Dubya will have Social Security
tax reform passed and that Muslims will (swear to Koresh) turn to Jesus Christ, Attribution
Subject: cloud being?
You and your cloud being.
Marijuana was and is illegal as a means
of control (originally mostly minorities).
It has nothing to do with religion, or jesus,
or God (who isn't invisible, and isn't a "cloud being"!)
...the opposite of invisible is visible.
The History channel runs the history of
drug laws every other month. Watch it sometime.
They've done a reasonably accurate series. Prohibition
(which was repealed) was maybe mostly
driven by good christian morality,
I haven't seen that series, but you say
the Christians brought back booze?
If that's true I will tip my hat to them, probably
for the first time.
...but drugs were rampant and legal and
common (think Coca-cola?), until the 20's when the govt.
decided to step in with a "tax" (impossible to
get license, thereby making pot, coke, H all effectively illegal)
The tax made drugs illegal?
Happy Koreshmas and or solstice, and for
God's sake--get your act together for the coming tribulations!
allun, thanks for the advice.
"If the money they have promised to the victims
of the tsunami still falls far short
of the amounts required, it is partly because
the contingency fund upon which they draw
in times of crisis has been spent on blowing
people to bits in Iraq. If our leaders were as
generous in helping people as they are in killing
them, no one would ever go hungry."
say new Dow high likely in 2005
They won't bet on
that, but they'll suggest you do
It might be hard to believe, (ha
you got that right) but just 27 months
after the nation's
oldest and most recognizable stock barometer set
a bear market low of 7286, the Dow is
within striking distance of taking out its high
notched at the height of the stock market bubble.
To make history, the Dow, which ended 2004
at 10,783, must climb an additional 940 points, or 8.7%.
If the Dow recoups the rest of its 37.8% bear market
loss sometime in 2005 - an accomplishment most pundits
would have viewed as a long shot a few years back
- it would be a huge psychological boost for investors
scarred by the worst decline since the 1929
stock market crash ushered in the Great Depression.
Notice how they mix the truth with lies. They
admit Bush gave us a worse crash than even Reagan's disaster,
second only to the mother of all crashes
in 1929, but they suggest that same "feed the rich" mentality will
better a third time after crashing the economy
Want to bet your economic future and your
children's economic future that Bush knows what he's doing?
Remember, these are the same people telling
you, "Iraq is working out better than
Dow lost ground each of the last five days - an optimistic start for
ð Abby Joseph Cohen, the top strategist
at Goldman Sachs and the most influential
Wall Street bull in the '90s, pegs the
Dow at 11,800 by year-end 2005.
Yeah, if you "peg" it, that means it will
When I hear you've pulled your assets out of cash
and bought stock, THEN I might believe you, but "pegging"
is your way to get US to buy stock
so the stock prices will rise so you can sell yours
at a higher profit.
ð Hennessy, the mutual fund manager
who made headlines in late 2003 when he predicted
the Dow would reach 15,000 by year-end
2008, is looking for Dow 12,100 in 2005.
Yeah, and Ol'
Bart is "looking" to become the Democratic nominee in 2008.
ð Chuck Carlson, contributing editor
of the Dow Theory Forecasts, says the Dow
has a "viable" shot at setting
a new high.
and Ol' Bart has a "viable" shot at winning the World Series of Poker.
Look at the weasel words they're using.
They act like they're saying the Dow will rise,
but in truth, they're saying it could rise.
They're doing all they can to convince
us the Emporer is a genius - but we know he's not.
If you think peace is coming to Iraq and
the Middle east - bet on Bush's stock market.
If you think the 4,000 year problem can only get
worse with Bush's meddling, buy gold and oil futures.
I really have no idea what I'm talking
about, but I know betting on Bush is a bad gamble.
Even if you think you don't need their product,
you might find something you can't live without.
"There are plenty of people on Wall Street
who say the blue-chip barometer (Dow
has the pedigree to do it (break
Clinton's record of 11,722).
-- Adam Shell, Bush toady at USA TODAY with obscene optimism Attribution
Have you ever heard such asinine phrasing?
The Dow "has the pedigree" to
beat the old record?
And who thinks that?
"Plenty of people on Wall Street," says
Shell, wanting you to bet on Bush.
Instead of a pedigree, Shell is humping Bush's leg with that unwarranted
Subject: selling marijuana
Sure, 55 years is too long and is a reactionary
response to more dangerous drugs.
But it is still against the law to sell weed, and
there is tons of evidence that it is a gateway drug.
I don't believe that.
What if I told you that 98 percent of pot
users enjoyed chocolate as children.
Would chocolate then be considered a gateway drug?
If pot is a gateway drug, its prohibition
is the cause.
The "criminal" who sells pot can probably get you
other drugs as well.
But if you grew your own pot, how could that possibly
lead to harder drugs?
It ought to be available by prescription,
but the unregulated use advocated by NORML and others is too far.
Who, Long Ranger!
What "danger" are you trying to prevent?
Tobacco kills 400,000 Americans a year
- pot kills nobody - and you want it regulated?
Will you try to "protect? me from tequila, too?
The way to change the law is to elect people
who will do so, not break it.
So, the quadriplegic who used pot to treat
his chronic pain should wait until America
comes to their senes and allows science and logic
to interfere with the making of laws?
Trust me, he'll die before Americans start acting
rationally about a harmless flower.
And please stop blaming every moral or legal
stance of the Right Wing on their religious views,
and thereby blasting all people of faith as the
same kind of nutcases.
Should all democrats be tarnished with the excesses
of Ramsey Clark, Maplethorpe and other extremists?
The same holds true for all people of faith
being blamed for the extremes of the Religious Right.
They are not representatives of all Christians,
despite their claims to the contrary.
That's fair - if the sane, church going
people allow medical doctors to influence the writing of drug laws
instead of doing "what God wants" or following
some idiot like Falwell - I'm with you.
Personally, I don't know any medical
science and logic people who are religious,
but maybe I just don't know enough religious people.
Thanks for the tangle...
Subject: answer for Jitske
- how things evolve
Dozens of smart people wrote with good replies to Jitske but I
don't have time to
copy and format them all. These were some of the best replies
We've got the best books by the best authors.
Launches Battle to Limit Your Rights in Court
Shielding the super rich from liability his primary goal
Bush launches an uphill battle on Wednesday
to limit medical malpractice lawsuit awards
that he says drive up health care costs, seeking
to protect the super-rich from accountability.
The battle pits powerful groups against
each other: trial lawyers against insurance companies
and doctors who whine that rising premiums for
malpractice insurance are driving them out of business.
Legislation to cap malpractice awards for
pain and suffering passed the House last year but stalled
in the Senate. Bush is hoping the larger Republican
majority will lead his plan to victory this year
If you go in for a vasectomy and they amputate
your feet, Bush says the doctor shouldn't
be held accountable because the medical lobby gives
him tons of money every year.
If your family burns to death in a poorly-designed
car or truck, Bush wants you to
"get over it" because Ford and GM need to make
more so they can give him more.
as seen at http://www.fotolog.net/grand_lake/?pid=8760808
"The 'new paradigm' of the war on terror renders
obsolete Geneva's strict limitations on questioning
of enemy prisoners and renders quaint some
of its provisions requiring that a captured enemy be
afforded such things as commissary privileges'
and other amenities of prisoner-of-war camps."
--White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales,
(R-Torturer) memo to Clueless Attribution
Subject: one more crucifix
ONE of your problems Bart is that
-- as it is with 97 percent of all Catholics
(both devout AND heritic, almost as high as with
98.9 percent of all Protestants)
you are woefully ignorant of Christian-faith history.
Sidebar: I'm not certain, but I think you just said, "The
more you know about
Christian-faith history, the more you'll enjoy
seeing Christ immersed in urine."
That's my imagination, right? Or did you really say that?
The artist has shockingly presented his
Of course, the artist's case can only be perceived
by people who actually think for themselves.
Dude, is there a way to make a point without
starting and ending with "You're stupid?"
I've been disembowling people who start e-mails
like you did since 1993.
I'm in a good mood, so I'll let it go, but
why would you think it was safe to do that?
Your "I'm never
wrong" proclamations are not refreshing.
Do me a favor - next time, read your e-mail
back to yourself before you hit "Send,"
because if I'm in a bad mood next time you attack
- ...I would just hate myself for doing what I'd do.
This 'Dude' is a good guy, a regular, who
usually makes sense, but some subjects make people go nuts.
Remember, there's a difference between attacking
a position and attacking an old friend.
skin on DVD of The Vanessa Marcil Show
Among the scenes cut from the televised
Las Vegas by NBC but included on the DVD:
Various flashes of skin, comparable to Janet
Jackson's 2004 Super Bowl performance.
"We had to paint out a lot of things last year, using
visual effects. But for the DVD we
went back in and put the original footage back
in," he says.
"My objective is to push it to the limit every
week," he says. "You know, it's Vegas.
There are strip clubs, scantily clad women, there's
just this insanity that happens in Las Vegas,
and we have to show that to maintain our show.
So I just tell our director to shoot it all.
Damn, and I just got home from Best Buy
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"This isn't the last war we are going to fight.
Once you say the
Geneva Conventions are quaint and obsolete,
you can't undo that."
--retired Admiral John
Hutson, former JAG, Attribution
If we could only get the Democrats to show some spine and reject
the Head Torturer,
but what are the odds we can find a Democrat with courage in today's Amerikkka?
Republic puts self in Hands of Monkey Man
God help us
Click Here scroll
to 'Courage in Print'
America is the greatest damned mass of foolish,
ignorant peasantry the world has ever produced.
Not once before in the human race's mutable existence
has there been a nation of such monumental idiocy;
and what's more astounding is that history has
given these dopes self-determination. In the exercise of this
self-determination, America (if we are not so skeptical
but as to actually believe the tally) has chosen to let
George W. Bush lead it for another four critical
years, and we are at once given a demonstration of our
extraordinary mass moronism, and of the stunning
depth of our ancestors' genius.
Subject: the crucifix thing
Storm in a teacup blowing out of all proportion?
Your statement "Piss Christ bandwagon that took
over the Democratic Party in the early 21st Century" is curious.
Actually, that was a farcical prediction meant
to point out the end result of defending "shock" art.
I'd wager that the Democratic Party (members,
supporters of) has not officially or unofficially embraced piss
- or any other bodily fluid related works (of art,
or just works), at least I have not heard of a statement
("Piss-Christ represents the Democratic Party,
says minority leader Pelosi").
Very few people in dem camp probably give a rat's
ass about Serrano's work, or even know such exists.
If they do, most probably hate it. However, they
are not howling at the moon with rage because some artist
wants to be confrontational. It's no big deal.
There will always be artists who want to push buttons, and there's
no reason to get all worked up because someone
wants to call piss or whatever art.
Ordinarily I'd agree, but I'm only printing a
fraction of the "How dare you dislike PC?" letters.
I thought this would be a less-than one-day story,
but some left-wing readers can't believe I wouldn't
fight to defend Serrano's work at all costs (including
losing elections) and that's surprising to me, too.
Let'em! It hurts no-one and steals no-one's pension. The
freedom of expression covers a lot of ground.
Let the republicans get their panties in knots
over non-issues. When they scream: "This is liberalism!"
We can say, no it is not, and in fact we don't
like it, but the artist can do whatever he wishes and I don't
believe in censorship. The freedom of expression,
and the ability to tolerate inconsequential stupidity is liberalism.
Enjoy the page from across the pond,
soldier body count in Iraq
1327, 1333, 1337,
1341, dead heroes under Bush
Bush steals $100 million
dollars a day.
Bart, you wrote:
> I worry that we'll come off as "wackos" to the voters.
> Do we want to win in 2008?
> Or do we want to take a stand for Ramsey Clark, Saddam
and Piss Christ?
What's next? Do we come out against Roe v. Wade
so some voters won't think we're wackos?
No, that would be telling women their rights aren't
Should we slap the 10 commandments on the front
of every public building so as not to insult religious voters?
No, that would be surrendering to religious insanity.
Why is it necessary to take what I said and extrapolate
something "funny" from it?
Why can't I just refuse to get in bed with Ramsey
Clark, Saddam and Piss Christ?
I'm almost getting a "You're
either with us or you're against us" vibe
on this PC thing.
You righteously rave day in and day out that Dems
have to fight. I couldn't agree more.
But this business lately about some liberals being
too liberal makes you sound like the wingnuts
who try to equate controversial art or speech with
President Mondale and President Dukakis agree
Haven't you ever asked yourself why they sometimes
win 49 states?
You ask. "What's next?" as tho I'm trying to jerk
the Democrats a mile to the right.
I'm just trying to pull them away from the things
that make people vote for the fascists.
Bart, it's confusing, and it sounds like you're
pissing off some of your subscribers.
Dan, I'm hoping my readers have the brains and maturity to debate the
issues instead of
committing political suicide defending something that repluses most voters.
Some (or many) Democrats think we ought to marry Piss Christ - I don't.
If I'm wrong - tell me where.
If there's a reason to trade winning elections to stand with urine art,
I've yet to hear it.
Alias returns tonight with a two-hour, four star episode,
according to Robert Bianco of USA Today.
West Wing officially begins the out-with-Martin Sheen,
in-with-Jimmy Smits era tonight.
World Poker Tour is a repeat of the "Reno Hilton's World
That's OK for me, because I can't remember each hand, anyway.
Subject: You are a liberal?
I enjoy reading your site and find many of your
comments assist me with analyzing the current Right turn in American politics.
With regard to your own positions, I am beginning
to question your true Liberal (perhaps Progressive fits better here) credentials.
I have found the following three positions that
you have taken recently surprising for a Progressive thinker:
* You seemed to believe that some
level of torture was acceptable during comments in the past year.
How can any human
being justify in any way the torture of another? No truly moral person
or great leader
would ever espouse
any form of torture against any other human, ever. By appearing to suggest
torture is ever
acceptable you have joined the ranks of Hannity, O'Rielly, and Savage. Do
you really believe
this position and
wish to be associated with these thugs on this issue, or were you just debating
the point to do so?
* You clearly seem to think that
soldiers who are participating in an illegal war (Iraq) are themselves completely
If the soldiers
in our military had the moral courage to refuse to fight in this war, there
would be no war. It is really a
concept, and I am surprised that someone as intelligent as you fails to see
* You seem to fail to understand
the significance of Piss Christ. I love Kid Rock's song where he has
"The second coming
of Christ, he's got himself in a jar" - the Kid clearly understood that this
was not art,
commentary. The social commentary is clearly an affront to the religious
Right in our society and I find it
that in many of your rants you criticize the Democrats for not fighting the
Republicans but then object to
who had the courage to take on the Right Wing per force, with no fear.
Maybe you could clarify your "Liberal" position
on these issues?
Bob in San Diego
Bob, GREAT questions.
I'm giving you a month-long subscription to BartCop Radio because great
should be rewarded and because that's where I'm going to answer you
You have two minutes to record your message.
Democrats stand silent again?
Four years ago when Bush stole the election the
Democrats stood silent and allowed it to happen
and suppressed the voices withing their own party
who wanted to speak out about election fraud.
We now have another election that although wasn't
as close as last time - was still riddled with fraud.
We now live in a country when the outcome of an
election is dependent on who is counting the votes,
and this is an issue that needs to be talked about.
It would be a very big mistake for Democrats to
again block this debate like they did last time.
There are three reasons Democrats have been losing
elections. The first is that Republicans are stealing elections.
The second and more important is that Democrats
have stood silent and allowed it to happen. The last reason is
that the Democrats keep voting with Republicans
on unprovoked wars and cutting taxes for the rich. No one wants
to vote for cowards and if the Democrats are going
to roll over and take it again and again when they know better
- then why bother to support them? If they aren't
going to dig in and fight for issues like stopping the Republicans
for privatizing Social Security, protecting reproductive
choice, and blocking extreme judges - then what is the
point in them being there in the first place? Democrats
never win when they try to be like Republicans.
Subject: Piss Christ
This is the last time
I want to try to explain this.
I must be the world's worst communicator.
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