"The typical flag waver these days is some
asshole who wraps
himself in the flag trusting that it
will protect him from criticism
and free him from the responsibility
to do any critical thinking."
by Robert Parry at consortiumnews.com
In the days ahead, American politicians
and pundits will talk a lot about "leveling" with
the people by speaking the hard truth about Iraq,
meaning an admission that the war is
sure to rage for years and require an even heavier
sacrifice in money and blood.
But this "leveling" will be
just the latest spin. They won't tell you are these other hard
First, whatever lies ahead in the Iraq War,
the outcome is almost certain to be far worse
for Iraqis and Americans than it would have been
if the U.S.-led invasion had never happened.
Despite the uplifting political rhetoric about
democracy and peace, the smart money is on a
staggering death toll and a grisly civil war...
The second hard truth is that the American
people have only two choices on what to do next:
they can continue
to send their young soldiers into the Iraqi death trap for
at least the next
several years and hope for the best, or they can build a
movement for impeaching
George W. Bush and other administration officials
- and then
try to make the best of a bad situation in Iraq.
Note: No doubt - consortiumnews.com is
the most important site on the internet
Bush ratings unchanged by rehash speech
Just one week ago, Bush's job approval
stood at 44%÷but it has now slipped to 43%,
despite a speech intended to build support for
his bloody quagmire. A new survey shows
no "bump," with approval of his job
performance at 45% in the final day of polling.
Where voters live has some impact on their
perceptions. Bush's rating remains strong in the
South, where 51% of the uneducated racists approve
of his bloody war and genocide in Iraq.
In Oklahoma, Bush's war support is 57 percent.
The stupider the state, the higher Bush's support is.
Any idea why it's fall in Boondock-land?
I'm not sure when it started, but I noticed
it last week - the kids
are wearing sweaters, the wind is blowing, and
the leaves are falling
... but it's the first week of summer!
I'm sure Aaron is making a statement -
I guess I'm being überblonde
and I'm not sure I get it.
Maybe it's that America's democracy is in
the Autumn of it's lifetime?
just a thought
gay hooker opens a golf course near DC.
"If someone says I am a disloyal Republican
because I am not
supporting my party, let them say it. War is
bigger than politics."
Chuck Hagel, (R-Diebold) Attribution
Army promotes Torturers
The Pentagon has promoted or nominated
for promotion two senior Army officers who
oversaw interrogations during the height of the
Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal.
The Army promoted Walter Wodjakowski to
head Fort Benning, Ga. It has also nominated
Marc Warren, the top military lawyer in Baghdad
at the time, to be a brigadier, general.
A third officer, Barbara Fast took command
earlier this year of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
An independent inquiry led by a James R.
Schlesinger faulted all three officers for their actions
in Iraq, but a subsequent review by the Army's
inspector general exonerated all of them.
You see how Bush works?
He says, "We don't allow torture because
it's against the law," and then he winks.
Those who read the winks get promoted, even tho they were guilty of the
Subject: War of the Worlds
I enjoyed your review of War of the Worlds. I
agree with a lot of it.
When I saw it I kept thinking during all
the bombardment scenes,
"This is what it felt like to be in Baghdad during the
Shock and Awe bombing."
There is something chilling about overwhelming,
implacable, pitiless technology.
Who would have thought we would become like gacky
little alien slimeballs?
It also reminded me of the chimp when, after
the technology surrounding
them crashed, what controlled the machines
was a weak little sack of shit.
Saw it on nobodycouldhavepredicted.blogspot.com
I sit hear steaming at the tributes to this lady.
Oh sure, she could've been worse - they say she even saved the day
a few times by
being the "normal" conservative, but I heard a story about her that just
pisses me off.
The bimbo on CNN says when O'Conner graduated law school, she
was third in her class,
but when she tried to get a job as a lawyer, potential employers turned
down again and again
"because she was a woman."
She eventually had to settle for a job as a law clerk, and then
she clawed her way up the ladder
until Reagan's people picked her to be their token woman (sexism insurance)
on the court.
Once she got in a position to make big changes, she did what Clarence "Slappy" Thomas
and said, "Screw those behind me" and
voted with the "Men only" party more often than not.
What causes people to vote against themselves and their kind?
O'Conner, a victim of neanderthal, pregnant-in-the-kitchen GOP
thinking, chose to keep
the chains and shackles on women and minorities half the time, just like
Once Slappy made it into whitey's BIG house, he decided that Affirmative
Action was no
longer needed, even tho he benefitted from it. You'd
think, that after being the victim of anti-female,
caveman bias, O'Conner might've taken steps to educate her fellow monkeys.
And who among us will for get Election Day 2000, O'Conner was
at some snippy, DC cocktail party,
and when she heard that Gore carried Florida, she blurted out, "Oh
"Oh, no!?" that democracy
"Oh, no!?" that the voters were a
better judge of character than she was?
"Oh, no!?" that America would go
the way the majority wanted?
Sandy soon found herself in a position to "fix" the voter error
by rewarding the idiot son of her
friend (and CIA Head Spook) Herbert Herbert ...and then she took a giant
dump on the Constitution.
The best thing I can say about Sandy was that her replacement
will be more of a Nazi than she was.
I've learned over the years how to prevent being
disappointed by the pink-tutu Democrats.
You see, if you expect the sacless and wimpy Democrats to
roll over and play dead while the
Giggling Murderer can scratch their tummies and say, "Good
boy, good boy,"
...it doesn't rip out your guts when Jon Stewart makes fun of them on his
show, so much.
Subject: Podcast BCR
You need to get on this podcasting bandwagon.
BCR is PERFECT for podcasting and will
really expand your reach.
Give it a try - its on itunes.
ps If you use Apple, M$FT gets none of you
Dude, I thought Podcasting was when you downloaded am MP3
and listened to it on your little Pod machine, there.
If that's right, I've been Podcasting almost two years.
Tour de Lance
HERE WE GOOOO! Day 1 of 21 race days.
My name is Tally, and I am a Tour de Lance
It's Stage 1 of Lance's Chasing 7ú as the
Discovery Networks are calling it.....
And Lance's last professional race.
Today founder says "Bush lied"
Is this the first of hundreds to speak out?
the best way to support our troops in Iraq is to bring them home."
Neuharth declared. He also compared Bush to LBJ,
saying both "lied to us in wartime.
The difference between Vietnam and Iraq is that
there is no Cronkite to call Bush's bluff.
Without a strong, trusted, non-political
voice, too many of us remain Bush-blinded.
Bush tried keeping the wool over our eyes again
Tuesday by repeatedly tying Iraq to 9/11.
That charge is as phony as his claim that Saddam
i know i'm walking into dangerous territory
with these next few remarks,
but i can't help myself.
the beatle songs that i loathed were the
mcCartney songs. yesterday, blackbird, etc.
and i hate wings. fuck wings.
he doesn't play rock music, he's plays swing
music. he sucks.
the beatles: were lennon, harrison and ringo. in
that order. period.
hell, harrison's music, after the beatles,
was still legitimate.
sir paul can blow me.
did you see his reader's digest interview
? what a tool.
roger daltry expressed similar opinions about mcC
on the stern show.
when howard was giving sir paul high praise, daltry
said he didn't care for his stuff.
howard about choked.
i laughed my ass off.
I agree, but Paul deserves a pass because
he's Paul McCartney.
I thought it was small of Paul to horn his
way into this show, as if
he had a reputation for feeding the world before
two months ago.
As they said in the USAhoToday, people
like Geldof and Bono and Sting
.have taken shit from the vulgar Pigboys of the world
for decades- just because
they weren't greedy-ass Republicans when it came
to their time and money.
In that respect, Paul ought not to be insisted
Bono hand him the opening mic,
he is Paul McCartney perhaps the
closest thing we have to a living Elvis.
BTW, this won't be a surprise by the time
you read this, but rumor has it...
McCartney and Bono are supposed to open
the show with "Sgt Peppers"
while wearing the Sgt.Peppers uniforms - that could
suck or it could rule.
As far as Paul's place in The
He was the Zeppelin to Lennon's Led.
Paul was the "We
can work it out" hippy optimist
Lennon was all "Life
is very short, and there's no tiiiiiime..."
Paul was writing silly love songs while
Lennon was changing the world.
We wouldn't have had a Beatles without Paul,
so he gets a pass from me,
...as long as we don't have to listen
to "Freedom" ever again.
reassures troops at Ft Bragg
"Our objective is the independence of Iraq,
and its freedom from attack.
We want only that the people of Iraq be
allowed to guide their own country.
We will do everything necessary to reach
And we will do only what is absolutely necessary.
We do this to increase the confidence of the brave
people of Iraq who have
bravely borne this brutal battle for so many years
with so many casualties.
We will not be defeated.
We will not grow tired.
We will not withdraw,
either openly or under the cloak of a meaningless
We hope that peace will come swiftly.
But we must be prepared for a long continued conflict."
Wait, that's not Bush earlier this week
- that's LBJ back in 1965
when there were only 400 dead
soldiers - not the 58,000 we
ended up with.
Should we make the same mistakes of the
Can a Monkey learn when the lessons is clear?
Will Bush change his mind before or after 58,000 men
With the networks, talk radio, the weekly
news magazines and the cable whores
all cheering him on, slanting the news and covering
his mistakes, I fear it may be after.
They're not going to leave a single
barrel of Iraqi oil.
"Someone in the White House revealed a CIA
op's identity in order to discredit
a report that the White House's claim of Hussein
getting yellow-flake was untrue.
People in high places in the administration
commited a felony crime to protect a
key false premise that the White House used
to mislead us to war. That, more than
anything else, represents for me the true malignance
of this administration."
Huber, US Navy (Retired), Attribution
The contest was rigged, I tuned in just
to see the top 5 and the celebrity panel
was Anthrax Coulter, Dennis Miller, and Randy Jackson
Once they announced who the finalists were,
I pretty much figured it was rigged to
pick Reagan, so I turned the shit off.
I went to the website to find out if I was
right and guess what....
son-of-a-bitch Reagan won
Damn, I had no idea they'd be that open
about their vote-rigging.
I wonder who the greatest American would've
been if the panel
had been John Waters, Bobcat Goldthwait and Al
Marty is on Erin Hart's
show on KIRO
Sunday night, starting at 9pm Pacific
9,000 U.S. troops dead?
There's a semi-easy way to find out
Is Bush "fixing" the number of U.S. military death count by redefining "death"?
The following article suggests, "DoD lists currently being very
quietly circulated indicate
almost 9,000 [U.S. military] dead"; this far exceeds the "official" death
count of 1,831.
How can this be? It's largely because "U.S. Military Personnel who died
hospitals or en route to German hospitals have not previously been counted."
In other words, it deoends on the meaning of the word, "dead."
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1. If you know of anyone in Bush's quagmire, look for their names on
the Pentagon death list at
If their names are not included, please send a report: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
If their names are not included, forward this web page
to veterans' groups, your congressmen, your senators,
and any other organization who might care that Bush is lying to steal more
Let's impeach the bastard for lying 1800 men into their graves.
Keep Hammerin' Bart. They're starting to
Let's all remember that when Karl mentions Sept.
we need to bring up Aug. 6 and the PDP entitled,
"Bin Laden Determined to Strike Inside the United States."
When our conservative president read that,
he went out to play golf.
Subject: Good riddance,
Judge O' Conner
Retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will
now get her wish that a GOP president
appoint her successor. She was at an election night
party on November 7, 2000 when
she became "visibly upset" when network anchors
awarded the state of Florida to Al Gore.
Her husband said she was upset because the
couple wanted to retire and that his wife preferred
that a GOP President appoint her successor. Shortly
thereafter she was the swing vote that
appointed Bush president after the people elected
Al Gore. Now everyone in the world is paying
the price for her act of treason to the Constitution.
I say good riddance to you.
San Francisco, CA.
"If any man come to me, and hate not his
father, and mother, and wife,
and children, and brethren, and sisters,
yea, and his own life also,
he cannot be my disciple."
-- (Luke 14:26)
Throat was a mystery?
The was a very logical suspect, almost the favorite
A bigger mystery is how did John Melendez.get the Tonight Show
Seriously, that's one of the cushiest jobs in all of Hollywood.
Did John save Jay's life once, during a taping of the Stern show?
Somebody has to know something.
Shirley, you've heard some rumors, right?
Somebody has to know something.
Bart, why did Bush refuse to testify about
9-11 under oath?
Med, that's a great question.
The press is too afraid to ask why Bush
The Democrats are too damn afraid to ask why Bush
and the people who think Bush should testify don't
have the money
or the power to force a question like that from
a most likely suspect.
With Clinton, no man was above the law,
not even when the GOP
had their Great Cock Hunt. The said the president
under oath to be asked about
his sex life.
With Bush, Godly Bush
is above the law.
We can't ask him
to testify over something as trivial as what he
knew about 3,000 murders that
seems to be an oil deal gone bad, in a country
Bush would immediately invade
and then build Unocal's Pipeline north to the Ruskis
with all the oil.
plans gas pipeline
Afghanistan hopes to strike a deal later
this month (2002) to
build a $2 Billion pipeline
through the country to take gas from energy-rich
Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India.
Afghan interim ruler (CIA Spook and BFEE
stooge) Hamid Karzai is to hold talks with
Pakistani and Turkmenistan later this month on
Afghanistan's biggest foreign investment project.
The construction of the 850-kilometre pipeline
had been previously discussed between
Afghanistan's former Taliban regime, US oil company
Unocal and Bridas of Argentina.
The project was abandoned after the US launched
missile attacks on Afghanistan in 1999.
They couldn't have their precious pipeline
wthout an oil man in the White House.
Have I connected every dot exactly? No chance.
But what pisses me off is that the "coincidences" all made billions
of dollars for the BFEE and
their oil friends - at the cost of a billion a day and 1800 soldiers, and
worse, Bush is consider
"too innocent" to be bothered about answering questions about what he knew..
is too innocent to be bothered with 9-11 questions!"
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What's the difference between Ann Coulter
and a solar powered calculator?
Ann Coulter works in the dark.
Tour de Lance
5:30am - OLN preshow.
They keep running footage of Lance smoking
past Jan Ullrich.
Haven't seen War of the Worlds, yet
but I don't understand your rant against Duel.
Yes, it was a weak movie but it was his first movie.
Are you as proud of your first radio show
as you are of your last one?
Dave, if they gave me $6M to do BCR #1,
it would've been one damn funny and professional-sounding show.
Sometimes I wonder what BCR would be if we had writers, a director,
the time to write, the time to develope ideas, time for do-overs, the cash
flow to make
tiny problems go away and focus groups to clue us to what was working and
However, we have a terrific mix master in Sir Tommy Mack.
and War Crimes
by Stella J
I think you're talking about the International
The ICC is a concerted effort by the international
community to hold war criminals
accountable. Bush wouldn't sign up because he doesn't
want Americans to be
subject to the same standards that apply to everyone
Incidentally, Human Rights Watch released
a report a couple of months ago concluding
that Bush was deliberately holding up the UN resolutions
on Darfur because he was
having an ego war with the UN and the ICC.
Subject: "So when the Sept
11 attacks occurred" ???
The "Sept. 11" Attacks were run by Darth
Cheney and Gen. Meyers.
Planned by Rove and PNAC inc.
When will you people wake up?????
Until that truth is generally known nothing
can or will be done to save this country!!!!!
We have got to start at the beginning, 4 (yes 4)
stolen elections and the murder of 3000
Americans in New York, D.C., and Shanksville,Pa.
Focus, people, Focus.
Wait, ...you mean Bush is lying to us?
What's next - Saddam wasn't responsible for 9-11
...and Bush lied to get us into an unjust war?
is the oil?
The simple answer to this question is :
We own Iraq and everything in it as long as we
and we will stay until the oil runs out; that's
The insurgency, which could not have succeded
cooperation of the BFEE ally SH and the calculated
of Rumsfield et al, is no mistake. The ongoing
provoked and at times orchestrated from DC, is
simply a manufactured
reason to stay in Iraq. Everything is going
according to the BFEE plan.
Why pump the oil out now when it is only
worth 60$ a barrel?
It will be worth many times that before long.
Scott - good point.
Oil will be at $100 before you know it.
Senate Is Not a Rubber Stamp
by (Swear to Koresh) Pat Leahy, (D-Rubberstamp)
Sandra Day O'Connor has retired the Supreme
This is a momentous time in our nation's history.
The next justice will have enormous influence.
Pat, I'm a busy man - can you get to the
We cannot allow a judicial activist judge.
The Supreme Court is no place for fringe
And the Senate is not a rubber stamp.
Then explain how Bush has never been told "No."
He's stacked our government with felons
You've been nothing but a
The President has chosen a path of confrontation.
course he has - why shouldn't he?
When he confronts, you wimper, you apologize and
then you back down.
Of course he's going to bark orders at you
America doesn't want a rubber stamp.
Neither do the Democrats.
Senator Patrick Leahy
Ranking Rubber Stamp in the Democratic
Pat, start looking for a job..
We can't do this with you in the way.
arrested for being a heartless dick
Will it be on TV?
If so, will MTV give them
3 whole minutes without interrupting?
...sons of bitches
The Live8 Disaster
Let's look for the silver lining, first.
The opening 3 minutes was great, but Sgt Peppers is a damn short
Madonna hit a home run.
If shall had called me and said,
"Bart, there's time for two songs, which two
do you think I should do?"
I would've told her, "Do Like a Prayer, and wear white, and try
some Africa choir to sign behind you, and then close with Ray of
Other highlights included Green Day doing Freddie's We
Are the Champions.
We saw The Who play two of their C.S.I. theme
From there, things started to suck real bad.
From a TV concert point-of-view, it was a disaster.
First, which idiot decided it would be great to have 150 bands?
Have you ever seen a Kentucky Derby w/ 150 horses?
Could you eat a pizza with 150 kinds of cheese?
What if you wolfed down 150 beers?
How is sex 150 times in 8 hours?
I guess it sounded cute on the commercials, "150 bands,"
but 15 bands would have been a whole lot better.
It was a traffic disaster the networks couldn't handle.
To make things worse, truns out I wasn't cynical enough about
the greedy bastards at MTV would mangle once-in-a-lifetime performances.
OK, we understand you have to run 45 minutes of commercials every
hour, after all,
the day was about feeding the starving children so what could be more important
the new calling plan from Vonage?
What's the one thing I hate worse that being a greedy crook?
Being a stupid, greedy crook.
I would have rather watched MTV run 45 minutes of commercials
and Wish You Were Here. But nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
Not the stupid, greedy bastards at MTV.
The guitar solo to Comfortably Numb is one of the highlights of
serious hard rock
and we haven't hear these guys play together in 24 years, so what do they
As the guitar solo is starting, the MTV producer pulls away from
this historic moment
to have these Britney-wannabe DJs remind us, "Yes,
you're watching Pink Floyd,"
and then they proceeded to tell us their innermost thoughts about their
...while the real Pink Floyd was playing Comfortably f-ing Numb.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back on June 1, I wondered if I was being cynical when
> And watch for the idiot networks suits
to screw up the broadcast.
> They'll go to a Maxi-Pad commercial during
the best parts of the best songs.
> The only one I'd trust to broadcast this
> Could we get that lucky?
> Or will the whore networks take their
chainsaws to it?
I didn't really expect them to cut the millipede into all
1,000 pieces - but they did.
If you take away all the smoke and look at what they actually
presented, this was
nothing more than a multi-billion dollar, salary-free commercial for
They said the shows would be available in their entirety on AOL
for a week or so.
So the whole day was,
"If you like the snippets of what you see,
join AOL and for $20 a month, we'll
to see that which we promised you for free."
Is this Bono's fault?
You'd think not, or his band would've gotten at least as much TV
time as Jay-Z.
Were Bono and Geldof victims of trickery or betrayal?
Not sure, but if it wasn't for Bush's bloody double-quagmire,
this disaster might've ended up being disappointment of of the
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Subject: I have a joke
A first grade teacher explains to her class
that she is a liberal Democrat.
She asks her students to raise their hands if they
were liberal Democrats too.
Not really knowing what a liberal Democrat
was, but wanting to be like their teacher,
their hands flew up into the air. There was, however,
one exception. A girl named Lucy
had not gone along with the crowd. The teacher
asks her why she has decided to be different.'
"Because I'm not a liberal Democrat," said Lucy
''Then, what are you?'' asks the teacher.
"Why I'm a proud conservative Republican," boasts
the little girl.
The teacher, a little perturbed and her
face slightly red, asked Lucy
why she considered herself a conservative Republican. Lucy
"Because I was brought up to hate niggers, faggots and
Dude, I don't get it.
And in the case of Jesus Christ, where
virtually every detail of the story fits the mythic hero
archetype, with nothing left over, no "secular," biographical
data, so to speak, it becomes
arbitrary to assert that there must have been a
historical figure lying back of the myth.
There may have been, but it can no longer be considered
particularly probable, and that's
all the historian can deal with: probabilities.
There may have been an original King Arthur,
but there is no particular reason to think so.
There may have been a historical Jesus of Nazareth,
too, but, unlike most of my colleagues
in the Jesus Seminar, I don't think we can simply
assume there was.
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Holmes never allowed to be alone
slept in weeks?
Since Katie Holmes hooked up with Tom Cruise
and the Scientologists, she's not allowed
to be alone - ever. When Holmes accompanied Cruise
to a recent taping of "The View,"
eyebrows were raised when she wasn't allowed to
go to the bathroom alone.
At one point, Cruise asked where the bathroom
was and "took Katie with him into the
men's room," an insider says. Later, when Holmes
needed to go, "three Scientologists
followed her in."
A rep for "The View" said, "We don't follow
guests to the bathroom."
Some were also concerned because Holmes "looks
like she hasn't slept in weeks."
They say it's from Page Six, I didn't see it, myself.
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