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Thursday Jan 5, 2006 Volume
1684 - Brokeback Monkey
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U.S. soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Baghdad.
"The enemy that struck on 9/11 is weakened
and fractured yet it is still lethal and
planning to hit us again. Either we
are serious about fighting this war or we are not."
Dick Cheney, on why they went after Saddam's oil instead of Osama,
Truth Behind the Hariri Hit
by Robert Parry as seen on consortiumnews.com
A rushed United Nations probe of the Feb.
14, 2005, assassination of Lebanon's former
Prime Minister Rafik Hariri sacrificed accuracy
for speed, leaving the mystery in such disarray
that the truth may never be known. But encouraging
progress has been made in tracking the
bomb-laden truck, which was reported stolen in
Japan before winding its way through the Middle East.
Note: consortiumnews.com is the most important site on
the Torture Ban
When Bush signed the bill outlawing the torture
of detainees, he quietly reserved the right
to bypass the law under his powers as commander
After approving the bill last Friday, Bush issued
a "signing statement" - an official document in which
a president lays out his interpretation of a
new law - declaring that he will view the interrogation limits
in the context of his broader powers to protect
national security. This means Bush believes he can
waive the restrictions, the White House and legal
"The executive branch shall construe [the law]
in a manner consistent with the constitutional authority
of the President . . . as Commander in Chief,"
Bush wrote, adding that this approach "will assist in
achieving the shared objective of the Congress
and the President . . . of protecting the American
people from further terrorist attacks."
Some legal specialists said yesterday that the
president's signing statement, which was posted on the
White House website but had gone unnoticed over
the New Year's weekend, raises serious questions
about whether he intends to follow the law.
A senior administration official, who spoke to
a Globe reporter about the statement on condition of
anonymity because he is not an official spokesman,
said the president intended to reserve the right
to use harsher methods in special situations
involving national security.
So - like the Fourth Amendment and the Constitution in general,
if Bush decides the law doesn't apply to him - he just breaks it.
"That's OK with us!"
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History is changing before our eyes
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered
a massive, life-threatening stroke Wednesday
and underwent lengthy surgery to drain blood
from his brain after falling ill at his ranch.
Powers were transferred to his deputy, Ehud Olmert.
Israel Radio quoted an unidentified
Israeli health official as saying that Sharon's
prospects of a full recovery were slim.
Doctors placed Sharon on a respirator and were
trying to save his life only hours before he
was to undergo a procedure to seal a hole in
his heart that contributed to a mild stroke on Dec. 18.
Arafat died what, 16 months ago?
Now Sharon is dying.
Who will replace the radicals?
Will they be more or less radical?
Subject: I've had it
I've supported your website - I totally agree
with your political outlook - but I am ready to just say
FUCK these morons who keep electing Republicans.
Tomorrow I am going to go select my new
Mercedes Benz - but I see assholes driving 20
year old pick-up trucks with Bush Stickers!
If the idiots that should be supporting the Democrats
won't do so--I have to question why I do
since their ignorance only hurts them and gives
me bigger tax deductions! I have a lot of friends
who do well and are thinking the same way!
I know I could never EVER vote for a RETHUG
--but I just had to vent!
It's amazing how people refuse to vote their wallet.
People in the poorest states support Bush's tax cut for the super-rich
If only we could get a Democrat to explain it to them...
"I find that the outrage I should feel at the
many and various lies of Bush, the GOP in general
and their lapdog poodle Tony Blur,
instead is a dull and generalised ache of discontent. I am so
overloaded by scandal, lies and totalitarianism
that my outrage has been burned out. I have
Lying Bastard Fatigue...Lying Bastard
Fatigue - it's insidious, pernicious and dulls the senses.
I resolve, this New Year, to fight
back and to beat it."
-- Cernig, Link
In Vegas, for the big electronics show, Bill Gates had Justin whatshisname
drop by to give his new online music downloading service "Urge"
On a different stage nearby, Steve Jobs had Bono stop by to give
iPod a boost.
By the way, is Timberwood still in the music business?
How chivalrous it was for him to stick Janet Jackson with all that blame
in the almost-destroyed-America breast-baring "debacle" at the Super
Exposes Corrupt GOP
Be sure and get Tom DeLay, too
The biggest corruption scandal to infect Congress
in a generation took down one of the best-connected
lobbyists in Washington yesterday. The questions
echoing around the capital were what other careers
-- and what other familiar ways of doing business
-- are endangered. Jack Abramoff represented the
most flamboyant and extreme example of a brand
of influence trading that flourished after the Republican
takeover of the House of Representatives 11 years
ago. Now, some GOP strategists fear that the fallout
from his case could affect the party's efforts
to keep control in the November midterm elections.
Frog march, frog march, frog march, frog march, frog march, frog
march, frog march...
Subject: Dick Clark
If Dick wanted to be on Times Square, for whatever
reason, I say: "Go For It Dick!"
Kids need to know that people do survive a stroke,
they don't have to be sent to an
old age home, and they can still be an object
of respect and admiration.
What guts it must have taken to get out there
- I was very impressed by his bravado as a matter of fact.
That's what it's all about Bart, respect.
(Love you :)
Sally, you say that was about courage and respect?
He could've done an interview with Diane Sawyer or Barbara Walters
and explained what
happened and how he came back and done a lot more to educate people
As long as you realize he made millions of dollars from his bravery,
Today: Tom Bishop
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"What should we wish for 2006? Courage. Courage
for each and every one of us to stand up
and take our country back, either with
or without the Democratic leaders whose appeasement
of Republican Evil has led us our country
to the precipice where we stand today. In fact, our
country's current sad state of affairs
can be laid squarely not at the feet of the Republicans
who have led us down this path, but
at the feet of the Democrats who have not stood up and
stopped the destruction of our country."
-- James Boyce, sounding like Bartcop circa 2003 Link
Is it safe to assume the Democrats will cave on Alito?
Will Marc Perkel run for Congress?
A new documentary slated to run on German TV
this Friday uncovers new evidence that Lee Harvey Oswald
murdered President Kennedy on behalf of Fidel
Castro. The film also claims that the KGB recommended Oswald
to Havana as the man for the job.
A second documentary provides what its producers
believe is the strongest evidence yet linking Castro.
It also provides a motive -- sources claim that
retaliation for several foiled assassination attempts plotted
by JFK's brother, then-attorney general Robert
Kennedy, against Castro.
Subject: BFEE Poker
Dude, you got A-10 suited against 2-7 unsuited,
so you decide to go all in.
But this admin is one who would call you and get
2-2-A on the flop,
get another 10 on the turn courtesy of MSGOP
and CNN, then have another ace
on the river only to have FOX News tell everyone
it was a 7 and before you can
do anything about it, everyone is saying you
lost and it's time to move on.
We ain't up against the player across from us.
We are up against the crooked dealer too.
Dude, good point.
It wouldn't hurt for ther Democrats to address the Diebold problem,
but that would require planning and a desire to win, so don't look
And yes, the networks will do all they can to prop up the evil bastard.
Yesterday, MSGOP kept saying that WVA mine had "several"
The number I'm hearing is over 200 - is over 200 "several?"
They'll do anything to help Bush.
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Gay Sex Scandal
An executive committee member of the Southern
Baptist Convention was arrested on a lewdness charge
for propositioning a plainclothes policeMAN outside
a hotel, police said. Lonnie Latham, senior pastor at
South Tulsa Baptist Church, was booked into Oklahoma
County Jail Tuesday night on a misdemeanor charge
of offering to engage in an act of lewdness.
Latham, who has spoken out against homosexuality, asked the officer
to join him in his hotel room for oral sex...When
he left jail, he said: 'I was set up. I was in the area pastoring to police.'"
I have no doubts about it. Dick Clark exploited...himself.
Think about it. Clark's been in TV for ages.
Remember when he was called
"the world's oldest teenager" when he had hosted
"American Bandstand" for decades?
He knows hype, and he was perfectly willing to
Did everyone forget the logo at the end of the
broadcast - Dick Clark Productions?
Who was supposed to be exploiting him, if not
I agree, assuming he's in command.
He was maximizing shock to maximize profits.
That's not a nice way to treat his fans.
A surgeon wrote and said:
"I saw Dick Clark on New Year's Eve and he
awful and looked off. Kudos to him for
coming back from a stroke, but I really
don't want to see him next year. When
did 'retire' get to be a bad thing?"
Frankly, I was less disappointed in Clark's appearance
than in Hillary Duff's.
She was wearing these tight, strapless dresses
in order to say,
"Hey, look, I'm not a teenager any more. Give
me some adult roles, already.
What do I have to do, get naked and do Brian
Seacrest on that ABC News desk?"
(Hint to Hillary; if you want to be considered
an adult, try getting something better
to sing than those bland bubble-gum ballads.
Do anything else; learn how to belt a
Broadway show-stopper, sing some low-down blues,
play a psycho killer in a TV.
Again, you are correct.
I get a weird Jon Benet vibe from The Duffster.
Her target audience seems to be very young girls, maybe 9 years old
Why can't she sing songs about her age own group?
A few weeks ago, she and Lindsay Lohan sang on the same awards show.
Duff did her "I'm only ten years old"
impression but at least Lohan aimed for adults.
Besides, Duff's a big Bush fan, so she's a loser in my book, anyway.
"Bartcop's always been a littlw wacky.
My theory is he's been sniffing glue or he's been bought off.
The open hypocrisy of his position
on Mrs Clinton who I really don't find all so intolerable, is so
completely off the mark that I gotta
wonder if someone hasn't agreed to pay for his chemo in exchange
for a little hammer service.
Of course, a more realistic assesment is (Wonder
why he didn't start with
the realistic assesment instead of the
cheap shot?) that he's a surly curmudgeon
who's just damn tired
of losing and is willing to try a Hail
-- "Bucky" on a Democratic Underground
They really, really hate Hillary
on the DU Forums.
Reading the glee in their hate speech makes
me think they'd sooner vote for Rush or Bush
They also can't believe my "idiocy" about
Hillary being the front-runner.
They want to know "in
which alternative universe is that true?"
Gee, I'm so old, I remember when being 30
points ahead of your nearest challenger (43-14 for Kerry)
made you the favorite, but I guess the
rules are different on the Democratic Underground Forums
Too bad they're not able to find their way
over here - to bartcop.com
Iran Bomb Plans, Book Says
In a clumsy effort to sabotage Iran's nuclear
program, the CIA in 2004 intentionally handed Tehran
some top-secret bomb designs laced with a hidden
flaw that U.S. officials hoped would doom any weapon
made from them, according to a new book about
the U.S. intelligence agency.
But the Iranians were tipped to the scheme by
the Russian defector hired by the CIA to deliver the plans
and may have gleaned scientific information useful
for designing a bomb, writes New York Times reporter
James Risen in "State of War: The Secret History
of the CIA and the Bush Administration."
The clandestine CIA effort was just one of many
alleged intelligence failures during Bush II, according to the book.
Risen also cites intelligence gaffes that fueled
the Bush administration's case for war against Saddam,
spawned a culture of torture throughout the U.S.
military and encouraged the rise of heroin cultivation
and trafficking in postwar Afghanistan.
Subject: Comedy Central vs Catholics
I detect a double standard here.
If NBC broadcast a satirical show which denigrated
gays, the GLBT army
would be mobilized, and NBC would be bashed for
And yet, Catholics and Christians in general are
not allowed (by liberals, anyway)
to defend their dignity and preserve the sanctity
of our beliefs.
Dude, that was a decent e-mail.
No screaming, no cursing - I didn't even use the Monkey Mail sign this
Good for you.
You might even have a point - I don't have time to think about it.
My point is, if you cave for the Catholics on Monday, then you might
cave for the Arabs
on Tuesday, then cave for the blind on Wednesday and pretty soon everything's
Plus, it might've been smarter to leave it alone.
I don't regularly watch South Park, but now I want to see that episode.
Bush bullies hiding bartcop.com
by entering bartcop.com at
off Mine Warnings
It's cheaper to ignore the health and safety issues
The tragic news about the death of 12 mine workers
this week has brought up questions about the Bush
administration's record protecting mine workers.
Back in 2002, I was working for the House Appropriations
Committee. At the time, you may recall there
was a big mining accident in Western Pennsylvania. Bush held a
big photo-op to pretend like he cared - but he
never responded to the fact sheet that House Democrats put out
questioning why he had made so many cuts to mine
safety programs. It was released to the media and the
administration on August 5, 2002 - the same day
Bush did his big photo-op.
If I heard Randi Rhodes correctly, Bush's people fired the Mining Safety
expert with 20 year's experiance
afterclaiming he was off $28 on his expense vouncher and in his place,
they put a friendly coal lobbyist.
So the rules got relaxed enough that thisparticular mine had 205 safety
violations in 2005.
Just like Katrine - deny all funding for safety and back-up systems,
then act surprised when it crashes.
That's how the BFEE works.
Dismantle all safety precautions and then warn, "Don't play the blame
game" when the people die.
If only the Democrats could make a issue out of the blatantly obvious
I'm flying out of Knuckledrag today to visit some doctors who believe
Oklahoma doctors seem to be exclusively "Trust
in God" doctors, and I don't.
Yesterday she calls from work, and says, "What
I said, "It's the middle of summer, why don't
we cook out?"
So I got some ground chuck and some wheat buns
and fired up the $12 grill from Wal-Mart
and I stood on the patio in our backyard, in
a t-shirt, shorts and no shoes - in f-ing January -
and I grilled some fine, fine burgers that we
could munch on while watching the big game.
(Lord, did you decide to skip winter this year?)
This was the BIG game, for all the marbles, Southern
Cal vs Texas.
As a general rule, I'm a big fan of whatever
team is playing any team from Texas.
So we decided we'd root for Southern Cal.
Keith Jackson and Dan Fouts kept whining about how "super" and "spectacular"
and "unreal," and
"magical" and "machinelike-precision" and too-perfect-for-words" SoCal
was, and it pissed me off.
Again and again, time after time,
over and over, again and again,
time after time, over and over,
they kept insisting,
again and again, time after time,
over and over that SoCal as a team was the "Tiger
Woods of College Football,"
...and it was making me sick ...so
I did something ...wrong.
In the second quarter, I started rooting for Texas.
You gotta understand - I HATE Texas, but Jackson and Fouts were
going on and on, again and again,
time after time, over and over, on and on,
again and again, timer after time, over and over about SoCal
and how impossibly perfect and invincible they were.
It reminded me of today's talk radio - they were so blantantly
The SoCal back would "barrel thru the line
for three," while the Texas back, "somehow,
came up with twelve."
The Texas back "got caught," while
the SoCal back, "just missed out on lightning!"
Just quessing - does Keith Jackson call all the games
Every story was about the sainted history of SoCal's greatness,
and how they deserved it,
and the whole time, I'm looking at the damn TV and the damn score is
just 7 to damn 3.
The Texas quarterback, Vince Young, had a good game.
I think he ran for 200 yards.
Repeat: I think the Texas quarterback ran for
I'm old, and I've never seen that before.
He might've had the best game a college quarterback ever had
in a modern championship game.
He was Michael Jordan - tall praise, indeed - he just refused
to be denied this victory.
Once, early in the game, he dropped back to pass, right?
A linebacker was barreling toward him at light speed and I'm thinking
"He's cooked," but at the last second,
he sidestepped the guy like way a damn matador would a bull
- I never saw that move before, either.
Besides his Jordanesque skills, you know what really impressed me?
He ran for three touchdowns, (467 total yards!) and each
time, he politely tossed the ball to the ref.
He gave a clinic on how to win the national championship with class.
...but that's the last nice thing I'll say about an athlete from Texas.
"I'd like to put this personally, if I can.
You're a grandfather. I'm a father. When we look at those girls
and we think that the country we're about
to pass to them is a country where the Vice President can't say
whether or not we have secret prisons around
the world, whether water-boarding and mock executions is
consistent with our values, and a country
where the government is surveilling Americans without the
warrant of a court - is that the country we
want to pass on to them?"
--Terry Moran, to Dick Cheney on ABC's Nightline, "Ashamed
of Cheney's America",
I wonder where Moran works now...?
The Alito vote is as big as it gets-corporatism
for decades is on the line.
So how is Hillary going to vote (as if we didn't
Oh, I forgot-the world could be under water,
but the most important thing is to let Hillary
run in 2008.
Do you believe in Tinkerbell?
John, I detect a whif of sarcasm in your question.
I predict Hillary will vote against the
woman-hating, choice-killing bastard,
but some other senator needs to filibuster his
ass back to where he came from.
Of course I believe in Tinkerbell.
I have no logical choice but to believe in all beings who exist.
Iraq pumps 2,000,000 barrels a day,
(and that was before the 2002 Halliburton Upgrade)
times today's oil price which is
$63.42 a barrel
Bush stole just yesterday
2187 have died for Halliburton
more coffins circling the luggage carousel
Bush's gusher of blood.
Subject: Ed Shultz going after
Up in the top-right corner of Ed's website right
now is a poll:
"Do you agree or disagree with Big Eddie's
take on Rep. Murtha's
comment from "Nightline" stating he would
not join the U.S. military today?"
Helpfully, he has a link to the audio where he
goes after Murtha:
I'm listening to it now, and Ed's pissed about
Murtha stating that Murtha wouldn't join the military today.
He says the statement is going to draw fire on
Democrats--more GOP ammo to say we're against the troops.
I think there's room for debate here on whether
what Murtha said is right or wrong, and whether it hurts Dems
more than it helps us. Reasonable people
can differ on this--I don't think it's black & white.
Calling Ed a Republican plant for this one position
is akin to abandoning Bartcop
because we disagree with one thing you say.
And that neeeeever happens.
Jayson, *I* didn't call Ed Schultz anything.
I agree with Murtha - joining today is semi-suicidal.
From what I understand, Murtha's not leading the "Don't
They just asked him if he'd join today and he said no.
I'll bet Big Ed's mail is blistering.
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on CNN's Christiane Amanpour?
This is quite big. Note exactly what NBC said.
- NBC did not say it pulled the references to Bush spying
on Amanpour because it was inappropriate conjecture
about something which Andrea Mitchell had no evidence.
No, NBC said it pulled the references because
it was still investigating the accusation and didn't want to scoop
itself before it was finished investigating.
And make no mistake, NBC is 'continuing their inquiry.'"
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