"I have gone over his head, I've gone to
the American people.
And we employ him, he's our employee."
-- Cindy Sheehan,
reminding Bush that his top priority shouldn't be Halliburton,
Mirage After Mirage After Mirage
by Robert Parry at
Since the invasion in March 2003, Bush and his backers have hailed one
mirage of false hope after another, from the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s
statue, to Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech, to
the slaying of Hussein’s two sons, to Hussein’s capture,
to the transfer of “sovereignty,” to last January’s
elections – and finally to the proposed constitution. [See Consortiumnews.com’s
Yet, even as the Iraq War skeptics turned out
to be right and the pro-war pundits were exposed as gullible or worse,
the same Washington dynamic of a pinched debate about Iraq has continued
No pro-war columnist has been fired for showing
inadequate skepticism about Bush’s claims. No anti-war thinker
has been added to the op-ed pages of major newspapers to make sure there
is more skepticism now.
Indeed, there has been no appreciable change
in either the make-up or the ideology of the TV pundits. As little accountability
as there was for senior Bush officials for misleading the country to
war, there’s been even less for star journalists who failed to
ask the tough questions. [For more, see Consortiumnews.com’s “Washington
the Unaccountable” or “Bush's
Nation of Enablers.”]
"Look, I don't attack people on their weaknesses.
That usually doesn't get the job done.
Voters already perceive weaknesses.
You've got to go after the other guy's strengths.
That's how you win."
Rove, on how McCain was "an insane coward" and Kerry was,
"that lying traitor."
explains why they made Bush our greatest war hero - because it's such
a joke Link
Oil flow hurt
in storm's wake?
Translation: Gouging is what they do
Hurricane Katrina paralyzed the oil industry in
the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Monday,
raising fears that damage to offshore platforms and pipelines could
trigger a supply
crunch in the world's largest energy consumer.
The hurricane, which slammed into New Orleans
after plowing through the Gulf, shut at
least half of the region's oil production, a quarter of gas operations,
and forced shut eight
refineries along the coast -- sending crude oil prices to record highs
above $70 per barrel.
Just like Bush's unmetered oil wells in Iraq, how do we know the oil
platforms were damaged?
Every time someone sneezes, the oil companies say, "We
have to raise prices," and the media
and the president go along with this handjob of a gouge.
Journalists didn't bother vetting war claims
But every word from
Cindy is parsed 100%
The news media are failing to acknowledge their own responsibility for
the invasion of Iraq,
even as they report with glee Cindy Sheehan's antiwar protest outside
Bush's fake ranch...
But the news media ought to explain why they broke their moral covenant
with the American
people to provide complete, balanced, fair and accurate information
about the charge to war.
Americans have a right to ask journalists how they intend to ensure
that sound journalism
prevails in the future for all kinds of news. They have a right to ask
what journalists will do the
next time they get caught up in an administration's strategy to market
a war or other action
that can harm the American people.
Now and then the media admits, "We didn't
check Bush's war claims closely enough,"
and then they turn around and give him a complete pass on his next
set of lies.
Hey media - screw you and your fake apologies.
We know you're on Bush's team, so stop claiming that you're journalists
while you're waving Bush pom poms all the time.
Lil Kim - going to jail for lying and nobody died.
Bush the Monkey - not
going to jail,
and his lies have killed thousands.
Subject: what is the
Whether or not you agree with the Iraq conflict,
Cindy Sheehan is asking an important question
that should be answered. She is asking, "What is the noble cause
is her son died for."
If Americans are being asked to give the lives
of their sons and daughters, their wives and husbands,
and their parents then America should at least be able to articulate
why it is that we are there and
what we hope to accomplish. The reason we went in has proved to be false.
There were no WMDs.
Iraq has recently failed to agree on a constitution
and the unsupported proposed constitution to be
voted on establishes and Islamic state. So - is establishing an Islamic
state the noble cause that we
are fighting and dying for? I sure hope not!
The real issues that Cindy Sheehan is trying
to point out is that we don't know why we are there
and we don't know what we are doing. The problem is that there is no
plan. Even the most
hawkish of the war supporters need to at least know that Bush has a
San Francisco, CA.
Anyone who disagrees with Cindy ought to be able to provide the answer.
The art of
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"What is important is that Iraqis
are now addressing these issues
through debate and discussion -- not at the barrel of a
discussing the peaceful paradise he created in Iraq
Subject: pot story
been on vacation for 2 weeks, just catching up on the site,
I saw a program on discovery a couple of years ago, where they said
it was due to religious reasons, if Christ had turned weeds into Weed,
then we would now be smoking it.
Alcohol is God's product, so it must be good.
Can you imagine Jesus at a pot party - and they run out?
"Yo Jesus, we're out of weed, Dude.
Can you help us?"
And then Jesus turns tobacco into some killer bud then they ask,
"But Jesus, why did you save the good
stuff for last?"
Dems to Question Roberts on Torture Memo
Democrats plan to question Supreme Court nominee John Roberts
about a disavowed
Justice Department memo that critics say led to torture in foreign prisons,
Judiciary Democrat Patrick Leahy (D-Bushrubberstamp) said Monday.
Then-Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee argued in a Jan.
22, 2002, memo that the
president has the power to issue orders that violate the Geneva Conventions
as well as
international and U.S. laws prohibiting torture.
"It will be raised, partly on the question
of to what area — if any — can a president
be considered above the law," the Rubberstamp told reporters.
We already have an all-torture Executive branch.
Why not have a torture judiciary, too?
BCR Show 80
Show 80 was really good.
Nice mix of different features.
Really funny and serious.
Dude, thanks for that.
I'm working on 81 today.
Hope I'm funny...
Can you believe how awful this dress is?
Jessica Simpson - can you be that blind?
You look almost as stupid as Bush in his economy dress.
Subject: Cindy Sheehan
across the Atlantic
Bart, I think the time is ripe to make note of
Brian Haw in London. He has been keeping vigil
in front of Parliament for over 1500 days and has been a thorn in the
side of Blair and Parliament
the way Cindy has been to Bush. They have even passed special laws to
try to evict him.
He has written a fine letter to Cindy Sheehan, which is posted
on his website.
I think it would be good to show the war protest solidarity across the
And it's another example of what one person can do to harass the monkeys.
Grower, thanks for that.
Did you give Brian the Bartcop sticker?
...and the BFEE makes a
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Bart, here is money for DC signs..& Tequila
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Rick, thanks for that.
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Crowe suit settled
Russell Crowe settled a civil lawsuit filed by the New York hotel
clerk he assaulted
in June with a telephone. A statement released by both parties
said Crowe and
Nestor Estrada had settled the case but offered few details.
"Both sides expressed satisfaction at
the resolution," the joint statement said.
Local tabloids said Crowe paid about $100,000
to settle the civil lawsuit.
He still faces criminal charges of assault.
my lucky day."
How can he still face criminal charges? The settlement surely contained
saying Nestor cashes the check only if he refuses to testify,
But at least the blackmailer was only paid $100K, and not $15M as
I still don't understand those who liked the $15M figure.
Subject: gas prices
Bart, can't disagree with you on how
crappy the fuel prices have gone up.
Only thing, if we went to Iraq to steal the oil, why is the price
up to $70/barrel?
Ron the military guy
Ron, Bush is stealing the difference.
I filled up yesterday - $42.
When Clinton was president, we had peace, a budget surplus and a fill
up was $24.
Bush is stealing that extra $18 because the scared-bunny Democrats
and the whore press
refuse to call him on any of his crimes.
That's why Cindy Sheehan is a saint.
She's got nothing but guts and look what she's been able to do.
Besides the $130M he steals from
Iraq every day, the BFEE steals $18
from every working family in America every week, the bastards.
saw it on yellowcakewalk.net
Arizona Daily Star drops Coulter
The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson
has had enough of Ann Coulter. In a column announcing
a wide range of changes in the paper's opinion pages Monday, Editor
and Publisher David
Stoeffler revealed that the paper was dropping Coulter's syndicated
column. "Many readers
find her shrill, bombastic, and mean-spirited. And those are the words
used by readers who
identified themselves as conservatives," Stoeffler wrote.
As shrill and mean-spirited as Coulter is, her lies didn't get 1900
Subject: I met
I went to protest with Cindy Sheehan last weekend.
Sorry, but I had no BartCop stickers; that and
the Democrats were the only things missing
at Camp Casey. I plan on hooking up with her when she visits Tom Delay
else she stops in Texas.
If things work out, I'll be in Washington on Sep 24th for the impeachment
Bart, this woman is incredible. She speaks from the heart, saying
the things that you and I have
been saying for years. I got all choked up when I met her, because
for the first time in four and
a half long, long years, I felt some hope. Hope! Really! Odd isn't
it, that one woman has done
in a few weeks what no one else in America has been able to do: stand
up to that coward Bush
and keep the media's attention for longer than 15 minutes.
Thank goodness for Cindy! She is the beginning of Bush's end.
bartcop.com reader KIM with Cindy Sheehan
kim in Texas
ps...just a reminder - Bush is NOT from Texas; he was born in Connecticut!
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Cindy, the media and Bush propaganda
by Carla Binion
Cindy Sheehan's critics have claimed her son,
Casey, and other soldiers volunteered to fight of their
own free will and that Cindy and other soldiers' families, therefore,
have no room to complain.
Media commentators often fail to mention that many American soldiers
volunteered based on
Bush's misleading rhetoric, and I've never heard anyone in mainstream
media admit they helped
further the Bush lies.
With the Republican PR firm's
"You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy" group on the march, and
the 9/11 anniversary's propaganda blitz
on the horizon, it would be good to have a few people
of conscience in mainstream media cut through all the impending
bull. If they did, maybe Bush
would fool fewer of the people and fool them less of the time, and
maybe some lives would be
saved in the process.
Inquiry into Bush Lies Gains Momentum
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (Dem.,
Calif.) has introduced a Resolution of Inquiry in the
House of Representatives (H. Res 375) which, if passed, will require
the White House and
the State Department to "transmit all information relating
to communication with officials of
the United Kingdom between January 1, 2002, and October 16, 2002,
relating to the
policy of the United States with respect to Iraq."
If you click on that link, you'll
get links to a PDF of the Resolution and a flyer to help you
promote co-sponsorship of the Resolution of Inquiry by your congress
Raise some hell - don't let
the bastards get away with their fake war that's killed thousands..
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"If it were just killing people that would win this, it'd be
easy. But look at Vietnam.
We killed millions, and they kept coming. It's a war of attrition.
They're not trying to win.
It's just like in Vietnam. They won a long, protracted fight that
the American public
did not have the stomach for...Killing people is not the answer;
rebuilding the cities is."
-- Marine Maj. Nicholas Visconti,
Subject: bishop entrapment
That's the thing about entrapment;
you can't get trapped if you don't take the bait.
The biggest complaints about it come from celebrities, polititions,
Those are the folks who demanded and got bans on these type of sting
These shitheads get up in front of the cameras and blubber about how
have been violated as if they were as innocent as a newborn babe.
but when the very act of taking that bait is a violation of the law
(or the moral
precepts you are responsible to uphold as a clergy member or teacher)
fucking guilty as hell. And, nothing excuses you're weakness.
While what bishop "honey-digger" was doing may not have
been illegal (depending on
which state he was in) that act is a phenominal breach of trust with
the entire Catholic
Church most especially the membership of the diocese he served. If
he were a man of
honor, he would resign, but then if the Catholic Church valued men
of honor Pope Rat I
would never have been promoted past parish
priest and would have been encouraged
to enter a monestary as a cloistered brother under watchful supervision.
But what do I know, I'm just an atheist.
--joe in Japan
Today's oil theft total
2,000,000 barrels of stolen Irqi oil,
(and that was before the 2002 Halliburton Upgrade)
times today's oil price which is
$67.20 a barrel
makes $134,400,000 Bush stole just
...while he is "hard at work."
Thanks to Bruce Yurgil
Republicans and religio-crazies
say losing thousands of soldiers in
Bush's bloody war is acceptable.
1877 1879 have died
to increase Halliburton profits
"Nobody likes this war. Nobody
thinks it's a wonderful thing.
We don't want to make decisions about foreign policy and the
security of a country simply based on the grief of a mother."
-- Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Religiously Insane)
Hey Mike, what about the grief of 1879 (and counting) mothers?
Or should we make foreign policy based on lies about WMDs?
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