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Monday Nov 7, 2005 Volume
1649 - Astrodamus
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"At one point, Clinton walked in hazy sunshine
down Gran Avenida, a busy
commercial street lined with thousands of
people, including schoolchildren in
blue and white uniforms, many of them chanting
Remember what is was like?
When we weren't universally hated around the world?
War Criminals Escape Justice
by Robert Parry as seen on consortiumnews.com
The narrow indictment of Vice President Dick
Cheney's chief of staff Lewis Libby for perjury and
obstructing justice has left some Americans wondering
whether a broader case is still possible about
the Bush administration's lying the country into
war in Iraq. There is also an argument that the United
States is violating the principles that it espoused
at the Nuremburg Trials and in the United Nations Charter.
Note: consortiumnews.com is the most important site on
H"Hans Christian Andersen understood bad rulers.
"The Emperor's New Suit" doesn't end with everyone
acclaiming the little boy for telling the truth.
It ends with the emperor and his officials refusing to admit their mistake.
I've laid my hands on additional material, which
Andersen failed to publish, describing what happened after the
imperial procession was over. The talk-show host
Bill O'Reilly yelled, "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!" at the little
Calling the boy a nut, he threatened to go to
the boy's house and "surprise" him. Fox News repeatedly played up
possible finds of imperial clothing, then buried
reports discrediting these stories. Months after the naked procession,
a poll found that many of those getting most
of their news from Fox believed that the emperor had in fact been clothed."
Subject: Massive Cajones Outbreak
in the Senate!!!
Oh. My. God. Bart!!! There's a new tide
Harry Reid just invoked Rule 21, and shut down
the Senate chamber,
DEMANDING to know why the second phase of the
Comittee's investigation into faulty intel before
the war has been kicked
down the road, with nothing getting done,
for over 1 year.
They must have just started reading bartcop.com...
Holy CRAP!!! You can grow balls on an old dog!!!
Way to hammer.
I, too, am totally shocked. I've gotten so many e-mails saying,
"Bart, you don't understand. The Dems are
powerless - they can't fight back."
Harry Reid figured out a way.
A shot of Chinaco for Harry Reid.
Republican cabal conspires to fix the 2008 presidential election,
plans to embezzle money from the RNC are uncovered and lead to murder
congressman Jack Stibik and his mentor, Professor Gar Reynolds, reunite.
Tomorrow: Chapter Five
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"I've waited my whole life for a Republican
president, Republican House and Republican Senate.
Somehow I expected something more. There's
a general uncomfortable feeling in the public, too.
So many things are so
at the federal level totally
state Rep. Jim Knoblach, (MN)
feels hand of God
The whole world hates our invader
Former shortpants star Diego Maradona's new shirt
America's faith in George Bush and his war has
plummeted in the wake of Traitor-gate.
As the president encountered violent protests
in Argentina yesterday, a new poll showed
that public confidence was eroding rapidly back
Nearly six in 10 Americans, 58%, said they had
doubts about the president's honesty.
Only 32% say Bush was handling ethical issues
well, a significantly worse score than Bill Clinton
achieved in his last scandal-besmirched year
in office. His overall popularity has plunged to 39%.
Subject: an idea
Those on the good side ought to promote a Privacy
Amendment. This would put to rest all of
the bickering about Roe v. Wade. It would
guarantee a right to do things like abortions, and
contraceptives and those common sense medical
procedures that most Americans favor but
which are part of a legal gray area right now.
We need to take the Roe v. Wade case off the table
with the voice of the majority. It could also
provide the States with the authority to make
laws about medicinal marijuana or the legalization of
any substance. Taking that away from the
feds ought to make those "state's rights" conservatives happy.
Anyway, I would appreciate it if you gave the
idea some thought.
Maybe a provocative little comment might help
start a ball rolling.
Thanks, and keep swinging that hammer.
Scott in Norman
Scott, I'm not sure people want it that bad.
Tens of millions of women voted to have Bush restict their personal
rights last November.
Millions more voted for higher taxes for themselves so the super-rich
could pay a lot less.
People voted for a longer war and a continuation of Bush's recession.
They voted for fewer
restrictions for corporate polluters and stricter bankruptcy rules
that would help the billionaire
bank bastards ride roughshod over broken families trying to somehow
get back on their feet.
Of course, the biggest problem was the Democrats' impossible-to-believe
stupidity in failing
to make their case. You know your party's in trouble when a tequila-addled
moron from Oklahoma
looks like Einstein compared to the cowardly, incompetent fools who
ran Kerry's "Kick me" campaign
which is why a Clinton-Clark ticket is a dream come true.
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Questions About CIA Leak
President Bush sidestepped questions Friday about
whether he owes an apology for the role
of his staff's treason in the CIA leak case.
He also refused to comment on calls for a staff shakeup.
"We're going through a very serious investigation.
I have told you before that I'm not going to discuss
the investigation until it's completed. My obligation
is to set an agenda and I have done that," he said
as he ate a banana in front of reporters.
He also declined to say whether Karl Rove should
remain in his job. Rove remains under investigation.
While Bush denies it's going on
The GOP delayed a vote on a proposed ban against
cruel and degrading treatment of prisoners in American custody,
which, in effect, meansthey are admitting they
use torture while Bush denies it, sparing Cheney an embarrassing defeat.
House Democrats had planned to offer a motion
this week to endorse language in a military spending bill, written
by once-tortured John McCain, that would prohibit
abusive treatment of terror suspects. The motion would instruct
House negotiators to adopt McCain's precise language,
which the Senate approved last month, 90 to 9. Bush has
threatened to veto any bill containing the provision,
saying it would restrict the president's ability to fight terrorism.
They keep saying McCain and Giuliani and the GOP's
top prospects for 2008. But with this vote, the House is
telling McCain to take a f-ing hike, and Giuliani
is a well known "baby killer," so what does this tell us about GOP unity?
Subject: Why Dems voted for the
war in the first place
It was a win/win proposition for them.
If the war proved to be popular, they would be
seen as on the right side.
If the war proved to be unpopular, they could
say they were deceived by Bush and flawed intelligence.
This excuse was consciously provided to the Dems
by the white house who wanted to have their war,
and provide cover for congress to vote for it.
I disagree, but I can't rule out that you could
Voting for peace - when you're under attack
- CAN be seen as weakness.
We can debate the words in that last sentence
for a week, or a year, but we common-sense
Democrats have to get past the idea that voting
to defend America is a bad thing.
Yes, I agree, they were able to have it both ways.
I think Hillary, at some point, will say, "I
was against this war all along, but my president
looked me in the eye and said, "This
threat is immenent, we can't wait another minute."
so in a bi-partisan leap-of-faith, I trusted
my political adversary and he f-ing lied to me."
If *I* was in charge of Hillary's campaign
(Hey, don't laugh - could Ol' Bart lose to Bush?)
I would advise her to say those words - but history
fulcrums on WHEN she says those words.
I think it's a mistake for rank-and-file Democrats
to insist she declare her hand right now.
You know I'm a Dean fan.
Dean peaked too early - how can people
I know what you're thinking:
Every day Hillary remains silent costs us the
lives of more soldiers.
But, ... if she joins the battle at the wrong
time, and loses 2008 to another four years of wild-ass,
BFEE, rape-everybody, country-invading fascist
bastardism, won't we lose countless more lives?
The problem for the Dems now is that so many still
defend their vote in favor of the war - even though
we all know the reasons for the war have all
been disproven. By 2008 the war will have become so
unpopular that it will be difficult for any Dem
who supports it to get the party's presidential nomination.
Hillary will come out long before that happens.
She could come out next week.
I trust her advisors are smarter than Ol' Bart,
and.that's not something you'll see me admit very often.
Hell, she's married to what's his name, the smartest
politician of all times. His name is Bill something...
It is time for the potential Dem presidential
candidates who voted for the war to use the excuse the
white house provided them, say that they were
fooled by the faulty intelligence (or by the white house lies,
if they have the guts to tell the truth) and
admit that invading Iraq was a very bad idea.
Joe, you are exactly right, but timing will tell them when to
What if Harry Reid gets the senate to release their Bush-Hardon-For-Oil
report, say, next week.
And that report proves, beyond all doubt, that they lied so they could
suck an oil country dry.
Wouldn't that be a better time to accuse the bastards
than, ...say, ...today?
FOX News had been around thru history...
"I think Bush is making a terrible mistake
in opposing McCain's amendment
on detainees and torture. Why in the
world they're doing that, I don't know."
--Sen. Chuck Hagel, (R-Diebold), on "This Whore" with Judas Maximus,
Subject: Kerry finally wakes
Friday on Democracy Now there was an interview/debate
with Mark Crispin Miller
who dropped the bombshell that he had attended
a party with John Kerry last week.
Kerry told Miller that he now believes the election
Miller talked about what else Kerry said as well.
If you have not gone to the Democracy Now website
and read the transcript, please do so!
This is big news!
Too bad Kerry or some staffers weren't reading
bartcop.com last year.
We'd have a lot fewer dead soldiers and millions fewer stolen billions
has good stuff.
Whole World hates Bush
likes Bush as much as we do
Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets
of this seaside resort Friday chanting "Get out Bush" as the
Giggling Murderer sought to promote free trade
at a divided Summit of the Americas. Protests turned violent
with about 1,000 people shattering shopfronts
with clubs and pelting riot police with stones.
"I am here to rape your country!"
Nobody on the planet is more hated than Bush.
Osama would win a heads-up popularity contest
in all but a few countries.
...and the Democrats can't find an issue to use
"It is very moving to see the Iraqis. At first
they were pretty hostile, but they are
really coming around. And now you see them
volunteering for their army, even though
they get hit very hard, much harder than we
do. But the terrorists are still too strong
for them to handle themselves, so we have
to stay and help them."
Sgt. Stephen Yeager, lying to himself so much he could work for Bush
Subject: West Wing
Ya know what I think?
Toby fell on his sword-he knew CJ was responsible
and that she talked to Leo,
and it would destroy Santos' campaign.
Watch, I becha I'm right!
Dude, the only way you can be right is if West
Wing's director has turned whore.
Toby confessed to CJ - in private.
Had there been a third perseon in the room, you
could be right, but when CJ acted shocked and told Toby,
"Don't say another word,"
...if she knew Toby was lying, it would mean they were acting
out a scene for
themselves with no witnesses, that would make
the scene a lie and it would make the director a whore.
...just my opinion.
But lurking beneath the outing-the-agent story
lies the much bigger story — easily a match for Watergate
— of how a small cabal in the vice-president's
office falsified the case for a war that has already killed tens
of thousands. Whether that bigger story, and
the role played by Cheney, emerges depends partly on the
media and the Democrats, which is not encouraging.
In a TV interview, top Democrat lawyer David Boies
told Lou Dobbs that he'd like to see a deal worked
out because if the Libby case goes to trial "a lot comes out"
and "it damages America." Responded Dobbs: "I'm
like you. I would like to see this resolved so that it is less
injurious to the nation." Richard Nixon would
have dreamed of such an opposition.
Bart, you wrote:
> "I wish our Democrats would take poker lessons"
To which I respond:
What's the difference how well they play the
game when the 'Pugs hold all the chips?
Scott in Canada
Scott, I have a poker story for you.
Years ago, before poker blew up, a fella was playing in a big tournament
(True story, but I don't know the guy's name)
He went to make a big bet, pushed all his chips in, but didn't use the
words "all in."
He lost that pot, and as he was getting up, he noticed he had one chip
He sat back down, but that chip and won, bet those chips and won, bet
chips and won and he kept winning and eventually won the tournament.
That's why they say, "All you need is a
chip and a chair," to win.
They have plenty of chips - Harry Reid proved that last week.
They just have a courage deficit.
Bart, you wrote:
> "That puts Cheney under oath and he'll be
forced to admit he's been lying"...
You're assuming he'd tell the truth under oath.
Maybe I shouldn't say this, but I get wood when
I think about Cheney lying under oath.
Of course, he'll be "too sick" to go to prison,
but I want the families of the dead and wounded
soldiers to hear why they died and why they lost
arms and legs - for Cheney's oil snatch.
wish I had the time to play with this
continues to melt
...but BIG OIL says there is no 'global warming'
world's biggest iceberg, 100-miles wide is shown here.
A new study of glaciers in a portion of the Antarctic
finds 84 percent of them have retreated
over the past 50 years in response to a warmer
climate. The climate in the region has warmed
by more than 4 degrees in the last 50 years,
the scientists said.
"The widespread retreat of the glaciers on the
Antarctic Peninsula over the last 50 years was largely caused
by climate change," said David Vaughan of the
British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge. "Are humans responsible?
We can't say for sure, but we are one step closer
to answering this important question."
The findings mirror similar changes seen in other
parts of the Antarctic and in the Arctic, too.
Staff to Review Ethics Rules
He pretends the Plame leak wasn't ordered
President Monkey, after getting caught, has ordered
a handjob refresher on ethics rules.
In a memo sent to all White House aides on Friday,
the counsel's office said it will hold briefings on ethics,
with a particular focus on the rules governing
the handling of classified information. Attendance is mandatory
for anyone holding any level of security clearance.
"There will be no exceptions," the memo declared
with a loud harrumpff.
Oh, he wants to be clean and honest sooooooo much.
Hey Asshole, if you wanted honesty, why didn't you ask Rove two
years ago if he did it?
Subject: you don't need to thank
I read Rays comments (last issue) and I agree
with everything he said.
As far as I concerned you need not thank me each
week either .
Your site is well worth the little I pay for
Mike in Mesa AZ.
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"Never has Bush's approval been lower. Zogby
puts it at 39 percent; CBS pegs it at 35.
Bush is falling fast among groups that once
solidly supported him. Viewing him favorably
are only 48 percent of gun owners, 44 percent
of NASCAR fans, 46 percent of regular
churchgoers and 41 percent of military households.
Bush can't look to Cheney for advice.
He's at 19 percent. If it's Rove's advice
that has led Bush to depths not seen since Richard
Nixon was president, it's time to fire him."
--The Tampa Tribune, Link
Flu comes to Florida
Bush bullies hiding bartcop.com
by entering bartcop.com at
For more than 30 years the war on drugs has been
fought by almost every law enforcement agency
on the face of the planet and we can't even keep
the drugs out of maximum security prisons.
Surrounded by razor wire, patrolled by armed
guards, total control of the movements of the inmates,
no fourth amendment and still we can't keep the
We can no longer afford the folly of this failed
Dude, I am so with you on that.
Denver became the first city in the United States
to wipe out all criminal and civil penalties for adults
caught possessing a small amount of marijuana.
About 54 percent of voters supported a ballot measure
Tuesday legalizing possession of less than an
ounce of marijuana by people 21 and over.
The ordinance is more radical than pro-marijuana
measures approved over the years in San Francisco;
Berkeley and Oakland, and half a dozen college
towns across the country. Most of those initiatives
decriminalized marijuana for medical use, or
replaced criminal penalties with small fines or directed
police to make enforcement of marijuana laws
a low priority.
Denver, by contrast, erased adult possession as
How old am I?
I lived to see the beginnings of common sense pot laws and
the Democrats fighting back?
Once Southwest Airlines starts flying to Denver, ...Rocky
Mountain Pokerfest 2006?
Subject: they played your song
U2 played "Until the End of the World" in Vegas
You shoulda been there.
There are still shows left.
Perhaps you should take Mrs. Bartcop out for
Damn, they must have played that for me.
When I asked them to play it, I didn't mention which night we'd be
"It's just great that Karl is causing a lot
of the damage to Bush now.
How ironic. He built Bush and now he's destroying
in DC, Link
Ali only has Months to Live
Muhammad Ali may have just months to live, it
has emerged yesterday. They say Ali, who has battled
Parkinson's disease for 20 years, can no longer
talk and is shutting himself away from those closest to him.
That'll be a tough obit to write.
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Did you see that last night?
In a story written by Larry O'Donnell, Vinick, the Republican was whining
"First we get two minutes, then the other
guys gets 1 minute, then the first guy gets
30 seconds - who can make a point in 30 seconds...
That's not a debate."
Then the moderator reminds them they are forbidden to ask each
These are the debate rules that idiot Vernon Jordan agreed to, on Kerry's
These are the debate rules that allowed Bush to muzzle Kerry in the
If Kerry had any brains at all he would've listened to my suggestion
that they debate
like two men instead of two pink tutus at Mrs. Miniver's Debate Class
Think how different 2004 would have been if Kerry hadn't agreed to
the gag and handcuffs
and had he been allowed to ask Bush what that giant box was hiding
under his coat.
Hillary, don't make the same mistake that Gore and Kerry made. (She's
not that stupid.)
If they balk at a real debate, shame them into it. I can help
If you need to ambush the candidate at the first debate, then do it,
but don't give
the team with 500 fatal blunders a blank check when it's time to explain
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Boondocks on TV was funny and profane as hell.
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Exactly where is Chuckie's right hand?
Subject: Anti-Torture Law
Tests McCain's Integrity
John McCain's anti-torture bill is a test of his
personal integrity and leadership. McCain, who was
tortured himself when he spend 5 years as a prisoner
of war on Vietnam, sponsored this bill to try
to stop Bush from torturing people the way the
Communists and Nazis do. This law will make it clear
that it really is illegal to torture people.
Vice President Cheney however is fighting McCain's bill trying
to provide a loophole to allow the torture to
John McCain has been a very week advocate for
his causes. He talks a good story but in the end,
he usually caves in to what Bush wants. I think
that McCain takes positions for show so that he can
appear to have issues and creates the illusion
that he stands for things. I think it's all and act and that
McCain will cave into Bush even though he was
personally tortured that way Bush is torturing others.
If McCain can't get an anti-torture bill passed
he doesn't really want to do what it takes to
make it happen.
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Subject: BCR 84
Your shows get better every time! I got a new
CD player in my Jeep,
partly to listen to BCR while doing daily shlepping.
I consider you an extension of Air America, (which
I am addicted to) and every bit
as informative, entertaining, and hard hitting!
I wish you would be on instead of Ed Schultz.
Here's an idea: How about doing one minute bits
I bet you could get a sponsor.
The climate in radio is left-ward, maybe our
time is come.
Anyway, thanks for all you do Bart, you don't
know how many people you speak for.
And we need that.
Love you Bart!
Rick, we discussed that one-minute thing at our "Bartcop Summit" in
Nevada over the weekend.
Plans are moving on that - stay tuned.
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Subject: Live West Wing
How many of you got lost in the moment and forgot
it was just a tv show?
Damn it was good.
As of this morning, the NBC.com website has Santos
winning the debate 70 - 30.
I was chomping at the bit with the anticipation
of going to the polls and voting for Matt Santos.
Then reality set in.
The illusion was shattered when at the very end
of the East Coast broadcast, just as the screen
was fading to black, Forrest Sawyer sounding
as if he needed someone to pretend to talk to;
said to a production crew member holding a notebook,
"Tell me something, anything at all."
Someone forgot to kill his mic.
Ain't nothing like live TV.
Iraq pumps 2,000,000 barrels a day,
(and that was before the 2002 Halliburton Upgrade)
times today's oil price which is
$60.58 a barrel
Bush stole just yesterday
Bush is in so much trouble,
a barrel of oil is now under $60.
Looks like BIG OIL doesn't expect him
to be president much longer.
2049 have died for Halliburton
MORE since Thursday - for what?
So Halliburton could charge Iraq $100,000 to paint a school?
caught stealing $208.5M
For more than a year, Bush concealed Halliburton's
international auditors responsible for monitoring
the use of Iraqi funds.
Bush allowed Halliburton to gouge US taxpayers
and the Iraqi people.
Iraqis have been complaining for months about
such as painting schools, that Halliburton bills
do you think we started this war?
Bush brought in a gusher of blood.
U2 in Houston
Review in the Houston Chronicle
Only in America will people shell out $150 or
more to be lectured about poverty, so it helps when that lecture comes
sandwiched between the immortal strains of "Pride
(In the Name of Love)" and "Where the Streets Have No Name."
Both more political and more personal than ever,
U2 again upped the ante for arena-rock theatre last Friday night.
Once upon a time, journalists were told to comfort
the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, but U2 actually do it.
And if that means reading the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights on the video screen and text-messaging your
name to Bono's One Campaign, no one complained
Friday night. They were too hoarse from screaming themselves silly.
Subject: getting rid of Bush
Bart, you wrote,
> "Would somebody give Bush a blow job so we
can impeach him?"
Ha! ha! - hasn't the press been filling that job
description since Junior done got his self E-lected?
Scott in Canada
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- too thin?
Kate Hudson instructed her lawyers to begin action
on Monday against several rags
for printing pictures which she said falsely
implied she had an eating disorder.
She claims the pictures "suggested that she had
an eating disorder that was so serious
that she was wasting away, to the extreme concern
of her mother and family," her lawyers said.
Trip report tomorrow.
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