seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently and
wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some
quarters on some occasions
where judges are making political decisions yet are
unaccountable to the public, that
it builds up and builds up and builds up to the
point where some people engage in - engage in violence."
--Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
who seems to be seconding Tom delay's suggestion that
judges need to be taught a lesson for not
being radical-right sons of bitches, Attribution
gas prices are the highest in history
It's going over a hundred - bet your savings on that
oil prices hit fresh historic highs, climbing above 58 dollars a barrel
in New York
on tight supplies, as OPEC began consultations
to consider raising output by 500,000
barrels per day. New York's main contract, light sweet crude for May delivery,
record intra-day high of 58.28 dollars in early deals amid worries over
US refining capacity
and the continued fallout from a study that indicated prices could hit
100 dollars, analysts said."
Charles pushes wedding back a day
Charles' wedding to that woman — beset by problems since it was
— now has been postponed a day to avoid conflicting with the funeral
of Pope John Paul II.
The wedding, which had
been scheduled for Friday in Windsor, will be held Saturday,
Buckingham Palace announced Monday
after the Vatican set
the pope's funeral for Friday.
Chuck, I got a hot tip for you - nobody likes this marriage.
It's the most unpopular celebrity
marrige in decades. You should've hopped a
Southwest Airlines flight to vegas and boom, it's over with and everybody'd
"You never know..."
--Newt, when asked about a run for the White House in
a passion party at your house!
Subject: the pope's real
other legacy of John Paul II I don’t see the media talking
about: how his medieval policies
on birth control perpetuate a system of poverty and disease in poor Catholic
The one thing that goes with poverty the world over
is the inability of women to control the number of children they have.
For twenty five years progressive Catholics like my wife and I have
tried to hang on to an old faith because of community and the love it brought
to many. But the more I read and the further to the right this vatican circle-your-wagons
went the more we became disillusioned. My studies have lead me to the writngs
of the Jesus seminar in California. The old and new "testaments should be abandoned
as the pinnacle of reverence. They are fictions and political statements made
to protect an all male hierarchy. Is it not interesting how W. used his appeal
to most Vatican efforts to his political advantage.
Right wing evangelism has been used by powerful interests in this country
to destroy democracy. This head pastor, with his strange and tragic upbringing
was not what "Christianity" needed
to break from its two thousand year shackles. The Rabbi Yeshua never meant for
this to happen to religion. Joanna Manning is right about this Polish bishop
in her book "Take Back The Truth: Confronting
Papal Power and The Religious Right".
After his quest to destroy Communism he goes after secular humanism and feminism???
What a shame to have a deranged pope to take us into the 21st century. How easily
he fit into the power structures of the world.
would certainly have handed over Jesus to Texas governor W. Bush to be
electrocuted. W. would not have recognized him. I know Bart
for some sane commentary about the Pope. My mind is boggling at
the news coverage he's getting.
He interfered in the internal affairs of foreign nations (all the
while being under no democratic control) while refusing
to acknowledge any responsibility on the part of the church for the crimes
committed by its priests.
And he was such a friend to women, the poor, etc.
to know someone in the media was paying attention over all those
i've been waiting for someone to finally come out and
say it and you did. thank you.
We now have to listen for a month at least while they bury and elect
a new one. who cares.
Anyway i can always count on you to say the things i'm thinking.
of BCR Show 72
Contains some language
"Bush was asked
about the literacy problem. He said, 'We can solve the literacy
American picked up just one piece of paper every day and put it in the trash"
Report on 1980 October Surprise
by Robert Parry as seen on consortiumnews.com
document -- a "confidential" cable from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow -- is
of a report sent on Jan. 11, 1993, from the national security committee
of the Russian legislature
to a U.S. House task force that was then investigating the so-called "October
case centered on allegations that, during the summer and fall of 1980, the
conducted secret negotiations with Iran's Islamic fundamentalist government,
which was holding 52
Americans hostage. The lingering crisis sapped Jimmy Carter's political
strength and cleared the way for
Ronald Reagan's historic victory. The hostages were freed immediately after
Reagan became President.
Russian assistance was requested on Oct. 21, 1992, by the House task force
Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind. The Russian
report asserted that the allegations of secret Republican
negotiations with Iran were true.
But the Russian report was never released by the task force,
whose public findings reached the opposite conclusion.
Lee Hamilton is a traitor who
has been helping the BFEE commit crimes for 25 years.
Why do you think Bush made him the top
democrat on the 9-11 Commission?
So Hamilton could once again lie to the
public and cover up Bush's crimes.
Jennings has lung cancer
66, told ABC News staff members of his diagnosis Tuesday morning
and said he will continue to anchor the broadcast when he feels up to it
as he begins chemotherapy.
He last anchored "World
News Tonight" Friday and was too ill to work Saturday during the network's
special report on Pope John Paul II's death.
be good days and bad, which means some days I may be cranky and some
days really cranky,"
he told ABC News employees in an e-mail.
Sounds like he's taking it like a man - good for you, Peter.
I loved 72. Your inciteful take on things continues
to make me happy I am a member! Why can't we get the
rest of the country to look at you and AAR and the
daily Kos and Consortiun news? Let's make the world wake up!
Giuliani Too Busy to Run for Office
lie from a man who can't stop lying
political aide said Monday it won't be possible for him to run for governor
or challenge Hillary's re-election bid next
"Right now, with all the commitments he has
here ... I just see the commitment as too great
to undertake any sort of run within the next year," aide Anthony Carbonetti
told The whore AP.
But, Carbonetti cautioned: "Rudy
is someone who never says never."
First, if Rudy ran against Hillary you know what the result would be?
Second, Rudy might be someone who "never says never," but his
party says "never" all the time.
Rudy can't run for office anywhere except New York because he's pro-choice,
he's anti-guns and he
doesn't think gays are some horseshit "abomination
from God" like his monkey party leaders.
Rudy can't run because he's a little too sane for the 19th Century Republican
Press Club welcomes...Jeff Gannon?
Why does Bush's hooker get a press
pass? What does he have on the BFEE?
Press Club's Web site, however, does not tout the event as focusing on Gannon
but rather the differences between "bloggers" and "journalists." John
Americablog, which first reported
the Press Club event, wrote: 'What is GannonGuckert
doing there at all? Like he's an
expert on the difference between blogging and journalism?
How so? He thinks journalism means
parroting press releases and transcripts. As for blogging,
again, he started a so-called blog
3 weeks ago and now he's representative of all bloggers?'"
"The essence of civilization is
to ensure that you protect the weak against the strong.'
And you say, if that's the criteria, you've got a highly uncivilized administration."
West, on America's murder monkey, Attribution
of Gonzo and other musings
last election, I’ll admit, was the first election I’ve voted in.
I’ve never trusted politics or politicians,
but then again getting Bush out was a prime motivator. Previous to casting
my ballot I was a Dean supporter
and agreed with the Good Doctor’s views at the time. Then
the scream, the merciless media edit that they
pummeled everyone with for days till he was relegated to the sidelines. The
shift of support was then put
behind Kerry, but he got caught in all the wrong photo ops.
on book cover
you probably already know this, but your site's
URL appears on
of a fantastic (yeah, right) new book. Check out this link to DailyKos:
is talking about a new book by Byron York of the National Review
"The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy" in
a post from April 5, 2005. If
you look at the
picture of the book
cover just by the name of the author you can make out 'BARTCOP.COM'
behind the 'YORK'. So,
now that you've
been outted, how can I become a part of this?
Clayton, whoever this sackless writer is, if he mentions bartcop.com and
fails to mention that
I've been waiting years for some
Bush sympathizer to get in a live chat room to defend said bastard,
it'll just be more proof that they can't win without lying.
Republicans are gutless fools who win debates by turning
down the other guy's volume.
Bono discovered another facet.
"He had mischief in his eyes as well as godliness," he says. "If the Catholic
Church is the glam rock of religion,
this guy was just the most vivid of performers."
While they were seated together, Bono noticed the pope staring at him.
Concerned that his powder-blue "fly shades"
were an offensive accessory, Bono removed them. When Bono approached, the
pope continued eyeing the sunglasses.
"So I asked if he wanted them," Bono said. "He not only nodded, but he put them
on and made the wickedest smile.
It was a great moment for a lot of reasons, and one of them was, I thought,
'We'll be on the front page of every newspaper.'
I don't mean me, but our issues. I knew what a picture of the pope in sunglasses
was going to do."
Many photos were taken. None surfaced. "The Vatican courtiers didn't
have the same sense of humor as the pontiff,"
Bono said. "They could imagine the T-shirts. We'll never see those
I realize I don't have any right to ask you for a favor, because over
the years I've kinda,
sorta said a few things about You that You might not have liked, such as
denying You existed,
but I need a favor and I'm hoping that You're as kind and forgiving as
Your believers say you are
- and I really need this one because this is important.
Do you think you could see your way to break off some summer heat for
Oklahoma this year?
We could really use some heat this year, Lord, like in June and July, if
You don't mind?.
Last year, it barely got above 80 degrees the whole summer (and this
is Oklahoma, Lord!)
and the corn came in small, as You know, and we need some BIG corn this
year, if You don't mind.
So if You could, in Your glorious and magnificent way, remember to send
some heat to the greater
Knuckledrag, Oklahoma region, I would really appreciate Your doing that,
Lord. If you could
manage to allow some serious heat to come to an area once known as 'Baked
I would, in return, deny Your existence less often - if that would do You
any good at all, Lord.
As You know, the Tequila Treehouse gets dozens of
hits each day, so denying Your existence less often
could result in an increase in population over the long run for that little
cloudtown you run up there.
Thank you and all praise...
PS. If You had anything to do with making corn, it's some of your best
long in the oil market."
--Dick Cheney's non-denial that oil
prices could soon be $105 a barrel, Attribution
Law #4 - Nothing is easy
tell ya, I'm OK now but yesterday I was in rough shape.
One of the cats had a problem, so
I took her to the vet.
I had to grab the cat early, because
they somehow know when it's vet time.
We get to the vet and I'm standing there 20 minutes waiting for some candy
to acknowledge that I'm there. Finally, one shows up and says they
and everything is running behind so things will take a little longer.
100 minutes later, we're done (It was only $225) but I still need to visit
another vet because this one has a "no compete" clause to get referrals
so here I go to the other side of town to wait on yet another vet.
(BTW, if the vet's making $200 an hour, and has people waiting days to get
why can't the vet hire more candy stripers so we can get back to our jobs?)
By now it's 4 PM and I'm finally headed home when I get stuck in the mother
of all hail storms.
I've been in hailstorms before (this is Oklahoma) but never one like this.
It sounded like
the Yankees were beating on my car with baseball bats. I was driving like
a drunken Bush,
trying to either get thru the damn storm or out-run it, but nothing worked. For
about 20 minutes
I drove and drove while the car was pummeled like it was a dark skinner
at Abu Graib.
Finally, finally, I drove past a Sam's Club that sells gas, and I spotted
an empty stall under the roof
of the Sam's gas station where I stayed for another 25 minutes as the hail
pounded the whole city.
Good thing I drive an old clunker because my car got the shit pounded out
But I hear you asking, "Bart, who
gives a rat's ass if Tulsa had a hailstorm?"
I'm just explaining that this is why the page is late.
Everything has to go right for me to have enough hours in a day to put
a page together.
A one-hour trip to the vet lasted 4.5 hours - just like my
Bart's Law #4 example, enough to kill
the page for the day. When I get that far behind, all I can do is combine
two days and tell myself
I have a jump on the issue after this one.
Mrs. Bart's car was beat to hell, too, so now I have to drive both cars
to the can't-trust-anybody
insurance adjuster thief
so he can (hopefilly) make me whole again. It's true - nothing is easy.
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count in Iraq
1542 dead soldiers under Bush
Another four added
to Bush's death pile.
How many more destroyed families can we afford?
Hilton and Jayson Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob) to star in "Bottoms
a low-budget comedy from
Blue Collar Films. Mewes plays a midwestern
bartender who falls for Hilton's character
while working his way to Hollywood.
I like Jayson Mewes, the most
foul-mouth in all of movie history.
But if they muzzle him, the movie won't be very funny. He should be free
to say every g-damn, lick-my-balls, mother-effing thing
he f-ing wants.
it should be rated at least an "R."
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I looked thru 3 pages and couldn't
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I have it bookmarked now, but
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