"The Republicans' hands aren't clean on this
either. What we did with
Bill Clinton's nominees - about 62 of them
- we just didn't give them
votes in committee or we didn't bring them
Hagel (R-Diebold) on This Week with Judas Maximus, Attribution
Bush & the
Death of Reason
by Robert Parry at consortiumnews.com
The congressional probe took place in 1992
when George H.W. Bush was still president
and his Republican supporters - aided by neoconservatives
in the Washington press corps
- were determined to demonize the October
Surprise suspicions before they could destroy
the legitimacy of the Reagan and Bush presidencies.
The Republicans were pleased that the Democrats
named Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind.,
known as an accommodating consensus-builder - not
a hardheaded investigator - to lead
the task force. Hamilton picked former federal
prosecutor Lawrence Barcella - who was a
close associate of several suspects in the October
Surprise case - as the chief counsel.
Subject: Ann Coulter
It has been my experience that the absolute
worst thing you can do to someone is ignore them.
By reacting and responding, you fuel their fire.
..or encourage them to go farther by showing
Why bother with someone who is much to insignificant
to spend a moments thought on.
In the end, she will crash and burn like everyone
On the cover of TIME Magazine?
We disagree on this matter.
I say we marry Bush to every nasty insult she hurls.
in bed with Iran
Halliburton reported today that it received
a subpoena from a grand jury investigating its
business ties with Iran, a nation President Bush
says sponsors terrorism. The Treasury
Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
has been investigating Halliburton
since 2001 to determine whether it violated the
ban on U.S. companies doing business
with Iran. The OFAC referred the case to the Justice
Department in early July 2004,
prompting the subpoena from the Assistant U.S.
Attorney for the Southern District of Texas.
The subpoena requests Halliburton provide company
documents pertaining to its business
relationship with Iran.
But it's OK, he's a Republican
Whoever said George Bush hates FDR just
doesn't have his facts straight.
He hates America. But not today's America;
it's the World War II era America Bush hates.
"I just think we could've done more," he observed. "The
United States' performance in
World War II was okay, but it's important
to acknowledge we were capable of
accomplishing so much more accomplishments."
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"This is kind of my solidarity, to say I'm
with the soldiers. I'm just trying to give
people the idea, without shoving it down their
throats, that there are too many
people dying. I just kind of got fed up with
Blackburn, of Chicago, ringing a bell for each soldier who died in Iraq, Attribution
Subject: gutless Democrats
RE; Harry Reid,
Of course the dems always apologize.
the repugs called clinton a rapist, a perjurer,
etc and jesse helms said
''If he comes here he better watch his back.'' - any
the dems make me puke!!!
patricia from little rhody
Pat, I agree.
Apologizing is one thing the Dems do very
That, and whimper like Bernard Shaw under a table
"What is Lynndie England's relationship with
During a break in his testimony, England glanced
at a court
sketch of Graner and said, "Don't forget the
horns and goatee."
just followed Rummy's orders..."
Subject: who begat who
There's a lot of talk right now about who
begat who blogging, but this post
seems to give you the credit for the Rise of Atrios/Eschaton
by one Miles Standoffish:
Miles Standoffish ::: (view all by) :::
May 09, 2005, 07:23 AM: I'm pretty sure Atrios's
proto-blogging career began when he became a frequent
correspondent of BartCop,
who would often feature snippets of his (Atrios's)
emails on the site.
Pay: AWOL as Bush was in 1972
My niece's husband is serving his second
tour of duty with the U.S. Army (3rd ACR) in Iraq.
I thought I'd share with blog readers an e-mail
she sent to her Congressman, Rep. Joel Hefley,
on Thursday about a little difficulty he is having:
The Army isn't paying him. I'm not usually one
to criticize the U.S. Army (no doubt this is in
part because I have never been in it), but I do think
it is not too much to ask that we actually pay
our combat soldiers...I know we don't pay our
soldiers much, but we surely could do better at
making sure they actually get their money."
Bush as Fiddy Cent
Subject: Bush says FDR
Hey Bart, a few words about MonkeyMan's
remarks at Riga, Latvia.
U.S. Had Hand in European Divisions
Dubya has finally done it.
By repudiating FDR's (and Churchill's)
post-WWII policy he has shown himself to be the
right-wing extremist many have known all along. Does
Dubya think the Russian people
would have welcomed our troops with garlands as
Rumsfeld and Cheney so wisely
believed the Iraqi people would? Or would
we still be dealing with the resentment of
the Russians and other peoples today, having an
even bigger hurdle to vault than an Iron Curtain?
Hindsight is always 50-50, which is why
it is so reassuring to know Dubya and his advisors are wiser
and morally superior to FDR and his. Dubya
states seeking stability in the aftermath of the most terrible
war ever fought was a "vain pursuit" because it
left so many Poles, Czechs and others in Stalin's grip.
Yet without the Russians the cost of defeating
Hitler would have been much higher, and assuredly
taken much longer. Can one be so confident
of the outcome of a war never fought to allow these
beliefs to direct U.S. foreign policy today? Do
Dubya and his people ever consider other possibilities?
Of course we should have taken MacArthur's
advise and marched into Beijing as well, dropping
"the big one" if we had to. Wasn't that Goldwater's
solution for ending the Vietnam war? And didn't
Nixon consider it too? What kind of world
would we have today if we conquered Moscow and Beijing,
would our troops still be there now? Is this
how we deliver our message of "freedom" to the rest of the world?
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with a mule
The right wing has the strangest sex habits
Last night, anti-abortion extremist Neal
Horsley was a guest on The Alan Colmes Show.
The topic was an interesting one - whether or not
an internet service provider should allow
Horsley to post the names of abortion doctors on
his website. Horsley does that as a way
of targeting them and one doctor has been killed.
In the course of the interview, however,
Colmes asked Horsley about his background, including
a statement that he had admitted
to engaging in homosexual and bestiality sex.
Horsly: "When you grow up on a farm in Georgia,
your first girlfriend is a mule."
Subject: Las vegas real
I can tell you for a fact that the Las
vegas housing market is seriously overvalued, and that
not only is the entire Vegas metro area is in a
major housing bubble, but that it may have burst already.
Thousands of new homes were built in the
area in the last year and a half and sold from $300,000 to
$500,000, yet only 10% of those homes are occupied. Half
of those newly built houses have "For Rent"
or "For Sale" signs posted in the windows, indicating
a speculative market which has already peaked.
Granted, unskilled workers like waitresses,
barmaids, and hotel cleaning staff can make up to $60,000
a year in Vegas compared to under the poverty line
in other cities, but when the bubble bursts, fewer
people are going to head to Vegas to play, and
these jobs will be eliminated as a result.
Without these jobs, these workers can't
afford to rent these homes or pay mortgages, which will
cause a foreclosure wave not seen since the Great
Patrick R. H
Patrick, if I could get a few hundred people to subscribe to bartcop.com
Mrs. Bart and I could move there right after that bubble bursts :)
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Subject: garbage on Dave?
What is this all about?
Is Letterman having Rush on?
You are the best Bart.
Never quit, please.
"Garbage" is a rock group that has a cute chick
Check Shirley's picture at the bottom of each page.
(today's picture is R-rated)
More at garbage.com
rapture of Rove
George Stephanopoulos should not have been
surprised on the May 1 This Week when
Pat Robertson opined that liberal judges are a
far greater threat than are terrorists.
Pat is telling the truth; he is, however, fudging
the context of these facts. Those facts reveal
that liberal judges are a threat to Pat's second
job, the one that has made Robertson and
Ralph Reed both politically powerful and wealthy.
Both support this administration no matter
what it does. Why is that?
For more than a generation Pat Robertson
and Ralph Reed have worked covertly as political
operatives for the powers of and behind this administration.
Or they believe that the Rapture is
coming and that it is their responsibility to make
sure all of the Jews return to Israel to die so
that Pat and Ralph and George Bush can be bodily
lifted up into the arms of the Almighty.
Do they all believe this? If Bush really believed
this he would have been far less likely to install
off the grid solar technology at his 20,000 square
foot ranch house in Crawford, Texas.
And they would be planning a meet up with the Almighty
in the Rose Garden.
RUSSERT: Mr. Black gave you specific
instructions on what he wanted you to bring home.
SCHROEN: That's true. He
did ask that once we got bin Laden and killed him, that we
send his head back in a cardboard box on dry
ice so that he could take it down and show the president.
RUSSERT: Where would you find the
dry ice in Afghanistan? Attribution
Have you seen Russert's new look?
Band's Return to Yesteryear: The 90's
Of all the bands that prospered during
that alt-rock heyday, perhaps none was colder than Garbage.
The band is led by a well-connected industry pro
(the producer-drummer Butch Vig), fueled by a
snarling but precise guitar sound and fronted by
a Scottish singer, Shirley Manson, who seems icy
and tough even (or especially) when crawling on
all fours or lying flat on her back - two things she did
during her appealingly feline performance on Tuesday.
Back in the 90's, when moody irony was all
the rage, Garbage seemed to epitomize an era.
Even the band's name meant the opposite of what
it said, and the band's biggest hit celebrated
incongruity. In "Only Happy When It Rains," Ms.
Manson sang, "I feel happy when things are
going wrong," adding a beseeching refrain: "Pour
your misery down on me." Ah, the 90's, a decade
when a singer could order a mug (or is that a bath?)
of misery without cracking a smile.
of a Listener
by Garrison Keillor
You twiddle the dial, and in the midst
of the clamor and blare and rackety commercials
you find a human being speaking to you in a way
that intrigues you and lifts your spirits,
such as a few weeks ago when a man spoke about
his mother, in Houston, who as she
was dying of lung cancer made a video for her severely
retarded daughter to watch in
years to come, which the daughter does not watch,
being too retarded to comprehend
death, which in itself is a mercy. It was very
graceful, a fellow American telling a story
unlike all the other stories. Pretty amazing. And
all the more so for showing up on a
dial full of blathering idiots and jackhammer music.
Subject: credit at Sears
I work in the Washer/Dryer department at
Sears and while we are under pressure
to get credit applications, our credit department
is now owned by Citicorp so unless
your credit score is good you will not get a card.
I went through a bankruptcy 3 years ago
due to a business failure and even though
I have been perfect on payments since then, I can
not get a Sears card.
BTW, since Sears was purchased by K-mart,
it has been going downhill in a hurry.
Look for the Sears that we all know to be a memory
within the next 18 months.
Keep on hammering!
I like what you say and do, and am on the
That being said, I've long been looking
forward to you bringing your site
into the 21st century technologically speaking...or
Not looking for whiz-bang graphics or other
bells and whistles...just simple links
in the table of contents to the articles down the
page that they refer to. I'm all for
content before style, but the site is really a
pain to navigate since it lacks basic links
to things it advertises in text.
Dude, you want a link to a story that's
inches below the headline?
I guess we could do that - nobody's ever mentioned
I've never been able to figure out what
the "radio show" is all about.
What you're asking me to pay for.
Something that even a kindergarten webboy would
be doing clearly and consisely.
Dude, dozens of
people listen to the radio show.
Subscribers get a password.
When you click on a radio link, you enter
your password and magic happens.
Click Here to
listen to a new clip from the latest BCR show, #74.
This is a
10 minute clip, you get 10-12 times more audio in each show.
Hey...sorry to be so blunt. I know your
intentions are great and I have no criticism of that.
It's just that when it comes to the web
and how it typically communicates information,
your site seems to be stuck in the 1970's.
Dude, there was no internet in the 70, or
I wish that someone who knows how to construct
a basic web page would volunteer
their services to you. I wish I could, but don't
have the time myself.
Oh well...just my "100 million dollars scammed
away in Iraq's worth".
Cliff in Fresno
Cliff, I hope things turn around for you.
It sounds like you're having a tough day.
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Dad wants a subscription to
Don't forget Dad like you forgot Mom.
"I love it. Being a liberal is the best thing
on earth you can be. You are welcoming
to everyone when you're a liberal. You do not
have a small mind. You want to
welcome everyone...I'm total, total, total
liberal and proud of it. And I think it's
outrageous to say the "L" word. They
should be damn lucky that there were
liberals here. Liberals gave more to the population
of the United States than
any other group...Don't knock the liberals."
Bacall, on LKL, Attribution
Subject: Bixby Corn
Please tell me how I could have Bixby corn
shipped to me.
It would really mean a lot.
Bruce, not sure what to tell you.
One of the best things about Bixby corn is the freshness.
I guess it would be possible to wrap up some corn real good and
send it overnight,
but that's not the type of thing a fella like me can squeeze into their
Maybe ask conradfarmsmarket.com if
they can help you
It's one of the best places on Earth from June 20-July 31.
U.S. soldier body count in Iraq
1609, dead soldiers under Bush
more families donating
the "Bush Forever" campaign.
Too bad John Kerry couldn't make an issue out of the
senseless deaths and maimings of thousands of brave soldiers.
No, the idiot said he would've done just what Bush did.
"It is an insult that this president is coming
to visit our war cemetery. He is the cause
of a lot of agony in the world that is feeding
fear and anger. Bush is not the one to go there.
It is not right that a president who has begun
a war is the one to pay tribute to the victims."
Bocken, on Bloody Bush at a Dutch battlefield cemetery, Attribution
Behind 'Chappelle' Delay
Newsweek says Dave Chappelle is under pressure.
He is exhausted due to tension,
partying and creative differences with Comedy Central,
causing last week's halt in the
show's production, the report said.
"I saw him start trippin' when the buzz started
to get real loud," one unidentified celebrity
friend told Newsweek. "I think he was in shock
after the first season, and then (during)
the second, it hit him that he was the man. That
freaked him. And then came the pressure
of living up to expectations for the third season.
He's never been there ÷ where something's
so good and you got to come even stronger the next
time. It was too much."
Y'know, I like Dave, and I especially love his use of the "N" word
and his race humor.
(Did you see the one where he visited the white family whose last
name was "Nigger?")
but he's not the man, and if telling him he was the
man sent him into a spiral, he needs to
be told the truth. The crown belongs to Chris Rock and he's not in
danger of losing it.
Chris might make bad movies, but his stand up hours are Pryor-worthy.
Dave, until you've done an hour of uncensored comedy on HBO, your
"the man" status can't even be considered. I am not aware of an uncensored
Perhaps it was a mistake giving him that $60M and "the man" status.
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Subject: harry reid
Bart, yes it was refreshing to find a democrate
demonstrating that he had a pair of balls
by pointing out that Dim Son court-appointed Boy
President is an incompetent and a loser.
Unfortunately he fell off and rolled down
his pants leg when he called Rove and apologized.
And join me as we sing "God help American, land
that I love . . . ."
Lucullus, New York City
heard on BCR Show 74
Get in the next radio show.
Scream at Bush or do a 2-minute rant.
BCR is listened to by dozens, so get your audition on
You have two minutes to record your message.
The final Amazing Race is tonight.
Can Rob & Amber pull it off?
Thursday 5/12: Letterman hosts Garbage
Woke up, drove to the Cherokee Casino for the 10AM sign up
to play in the World Series of Poker (preliminary qualifying
The game started at 2 PM, and I'm a busy dude with shit to do,
so I didn't give them that four hours that they hoped I'd stay and
Drove home, Mrs Bart was up and about and it was thundering outside.
So gathered up some of God's finest work and we sat on the back porch
and enjoyed the storm with the occasional gust of mist in our face.
After that, I got in some quality work on the page, as you no
When I do the page after a nature jag, it's a different kind of
2 PM drew near, so I'm back at the Cherokee, looking at a pair of Aces.
I can no longer claim to be the smartest
man in Oklahoma. (BCR 74)
So I'm looking at this pair of Aces, so I go "all in."
The idiot next to me has a 6-7, and HE goes all in.
Swear to Koresh, the flop is 6-7-J and I lose with the two Aces.
The last hand, I had two Aces. I went "all in" again.
(You only get 2 Aces once every 221 hands, but I got 'em twice in
The handjob to my right has Q-6, he calls me and the flop was Q-Q-2.
The worst hands I had all day were pocket Aces.
She never asks for anything, so I give her everything she
About 30 days ago, Mrs. Bart said she wanted to see Billy Idol
in concert on May 9th.
He was to play at The Brady Theater,
probably the best concert venue in America.
My friend Teri the Ghost-Buster was
featured at the Brady Theater on The Travel Channel.
This is the famous landmark opera house haunted by Enrico Caruso!!
It's the perfect place to see a concert (we saw Zappa,
Heart, Yes, ELP, Kansas, ZZ Top,
The Pretenders and many more) It's only holds 2,000 or so - the acoustics
are to die for and
every seat in the house is a winner. Koresh, it's an opera house!
So that Saturday morning, we drove to the Brady to get Billy Idol
We got there just before ticket time - 10 AM - and saw three people,
one a couple.
The box office opened, and we were third in line.
The Okie in front of me said, "Where can I buy
tickets?" and she said, "Front
row good enough?"
Being third, even Bart the Catholic could do the math, so we got
first row tickets, too, to Billy Idol.
We left at six, went to the Mexicali Border cafe, which will do.
It's not great, but it doesn't suck, and it's just a block from The
They sell margaritas this way:
IF you pay extra, you can get a marg with Cuervo
Gold or Cuervo
Cuervo Gold is to tequila
what George W Bush is to brains and integrity.
Cuervo 1800, on the other mano,
is 100 % pure agave, and more than twice the cost.
But since people are tequila ignorant, some
"It's our wedding anniversary, we want the best, so
bring us the Cuervo Gold..."
...and, to me, ...that's a hate crime.
We made that happen, and now we're off to the big Billy Idol concert
- front row tickets.
On the way in, I saw the set list posted at the sound dude station (what's
Using my head, I clasped both hands behind my back as I approached the mixing
I read the song list, was impressed, then some black usher caught me.
(Why did I mention his race? Because I'm a racist - ask around.)
I said, "Dude, I'm just checking the song list."
With my hands clasped behind my back, he couldn't charge me with
Minutes later, heading towards our front row seats, that
same usher asks to see my tickets.
I play stupid (Nobody does this better. I could out-stupid
I hand him my ticket and he looks at it, then it dawns on him what the
and he says, "Oh, front row tickets?" ...and
then he stands there, waiting for me to answer.
To quote Randi Rhodes... "Oklahoma..........please." (BCR
Because I am a professional comedy writer (That's
what it says on my taxes because
Leader of the insurgency against the fascist BFEE regime looks
bad on an IRS form)
I replied, "We looooove Billy," so he allowed us to proceed to our
lawfully assigned seats.
So, Billy comes out, and he's dy-no-mite.
He's Billy Idol all over that stage.
The place went nuts, and Billy owned the audience.
Remember, we're on the front row - and Billy is front-row friendly.
She would murder me in my sleep if she knew I was telling you this,
Mrs. Bart was the senior lady in the front row - and Billy kinda "adopted" her.
Mrs. Bart had one of the great nights of her life. Dozens of
you have met Mrs. Bart,
and trust me, she hates attention more than I do, but I didn't hear
her complaining last night.
OK, so Billy Idol is all first-row friendly at his concerts,
(I can only assume) and in the second song.
"Dancing with myself,"
...he grabbed Mrs. Bart's hand and sung a verse to her.
Mrs. Bart's cortical islands were shooting Roman Candals
in every direction.
Billy Idol was so much fun to watch.
He's like William Shatner, he knows his public image, and
he mocks himself.
He would do a sexy pose, and then laugh real big to let YOU know HE knows
it's just a joke.
He would do the silly/sexy lip snarl, but he would always laugh afterwards,
telegraphing to the
crowd that this was just his way of neing a nut, so let's have some fun
Are you sitting down?
Brace yourselves, (which is what Pigboy said when he swore Hillarty
murdered Vince Foster)
we saw Robert Plant in Feb at the haunted Cain's Ballroom (Okla has lotsa
...Billy Idol was better than Robert Plant. That
vibration you feel is the teutonic plates shifting...
Billy has that cosmic energy that Plant threw away in the
Billy was playing for the crowd, and when Plant plays, he's playing what
and he hopes you like it, but who the hell likes If I were a carpenter by
smile behind the snarl.
Billy played more hits than Plant, even tho Plant wrote about
60 great songs.
The crowd had a great time, and you know the best way to tell?
You know the show was killer when T-shirts sales are crazy after the
Everybody wanted a Billy shirt after the show.
The only thing that didn't work was Steve Stevens's guitar solo. He
did a Bolero/Flaminco
guitar solo that sounded like we was losing an audition for Del
He closed his solo with a barely recognizable Over the Hills and
far Away, which is funny
because Rick Del Castillo used to play that at my Hard Rock Island in
the old days.
Funny, when we got home, there was Robert Plant on Letterman,
playing a very boring song.
He's become Pat Boone, the poor guy, but it goes without saying that Jimmy
Page is still the one, true God.
So if you get a chance to see Billy Idol - do it.
It's good, old-fashioned party rock and you won't be disappointed.
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May 10 05 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
May 12 05 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
May 13 05 Cleveland,OH Scene Pavilion
May 14 05 Baltimore WHFS Festival
May 16 05 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
May 17 05 Providence RI Lupos At The
May 19 05 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton
May 20 05 Boston, MA Bank of America
May 22 05 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
May 26 05 Reading, PA Sovereign Performing
May 27 05 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Hotel Casino
Tell Billy that Mrs. Bart's husband says "Hey!"
Subject: the new page look
Since i've been doing html in my sleep
since the web's infancy,
the old saying 'simple is better' is what i tend
to stand by.
I've been a fan of your site since day one
and the new look is subtle,
yet pleasing to the eye, a bit more symmetrical,
same great taste, less filling :-)
And anything you can do to make your life easier,
well got for it.
Hammer on Bart
BTW, we have increased the font size after multiple requests.
We're going to attempt the first new change over the weekend.
Also, I'm doing radio tomorrow, so next page is Wednesday.
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