"How will America survive the twenty first
century without a permanant Republican majority? The same way a baby survives without
a steel-toe boot kicking her in the face every seven seconds."
-- David Rees in the new Rolling Stone,
Excerpt: Written by Mitchell Silber and Arvin Bhatt, the
Aug. 15 report recommends increased police attention
"to identify, pre-empt and thus prevent homegrown
terrorist attacks." The report was promptly hailed
in the U.S. news media. (Newsweek called it "insightful.")
What makes the report troubling to civil libertarians,
however, is that it lowers the bar for fighting terrorism
to simply the possibility that some domestic
Muslims might be influenced by jihadist Web sites, and it applies
lax standards to target Americans of a specific
religious faith as prospective terrorists.
Yet - except for the fact that Muslims have become
all-purpose political whipping boys - there is little
indication that disaffected American Muslims
represent any more significant threat than, say, alienated
white males, right-wing Cuban-Americans or inner-city
gangs, and quite possibly less.
"Bush's surge was supposed to create the political
space for national reconciliation. Instead the politics have reached total
gridlock, while the security situation remains essentially unchanged. By the President's
own measures the surge has failed."
-- Ilan Goldenberg, National Security Network,Link
"Bush is frustrated, but there are no ready
alternatives to Iraqi PM al-Maliki, and his opponents lack the votes to replace him. What's
more, the country remains so fractured along sectarian and ethnic lines that it's doubtful that
any other politician could do a better job under Iraq's current system."
-- Robert Reid, Link
Remember a week ago Bush said it wasn't up to "Washington politicians"
to replace Maliki?
Why is that?
It was Bush who decided to invade Iraq and murder it's leaders,
so why should he shy away from replacing the puppet who replaced
the last puppet?
Excerpt: So now Romney is trying to Willie Hortonize Rudy
Giuliani. And thereby hangs a tale of American politics
past and future, and the ultimate reason Karl
Rove's vision of a permanent GOP majority was a foolish fantasy.
Romney, who pretends to be whatever he thinks
the G.O.P. base wants him to be, is running a radio ad
denouncing New York as a "sanctuary city" for
illegal immigrants, an implicit attack on Mr. Giuliani.
Strangely, nobody seems to be trying to make a
national political issue out of other horrifying crimes, like the
Connecticut home invasion in which two paroled
convicts, both white, are accused of killing a mother and her
two daughters. Oh, and by the way: over all,
Hispanic immigrants appear to commit relatively few crimes - in fact,
their incarceration rate is actually lower than
that of native-born non-Hispanic whites.
Boy, the GOP sure gets a lot of mileage out of their good friend
I think they should have Willie speak at Nazi-Con
Oh, and guess what - Nazi-Con
2008 is in Minneapolis, where Bush's ignoring
just downed a bridge that the GOP delegates will have to drive over,
so Bush is pushing the Minnesota
highway department to get that f-ing bridge fixed and in place so the
Fascist dogs can delivere speeches
about why cutting taxes is more important than investing in our roads
"Bush's speech Wednesday actually managed to
shock. You might think that, in wartime, a president would acknowledge what
no one denies is a terribly grim decision in front of us. But no. There is no gray here; no awful
decision for the least worst option; not acknowledgment of his own moral culpability for such
a disaster. There is instead an accusation that those who reach a different judgment about the
course of the war are, in fact, enemies of the troops." --
Andrew Sullivan, always good for an anti-Bush quote, unless he's gushing
praise on him,Link
Subject: Pres Candidates Forum
- video streaming today and tomorrow
Five presidential candidates confirmed they will
take part in discussions of key domestic issues
before representatives of the International Association
Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
on August 27 and 28 at the Disney Yacht and Beach
Club in Orlando, FL.
The schedule for the IAM?s Conversation with
the Candidates is as follows:
Mon. Aug. 27, 3:30 pm
Mon. Aug. 27, 7:30 pm
Duncan Hunter and Mike Huckabee
Tue. Aug. 28, 7:30 pm
John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich
The candidate conversations will be moderated
by Erin Moriarty of CBS News.
The event will be streamed, live, from the www.GOIAM.org
Streaming provided by ustream.tv.
Excerpt: A call by Puerto Rico's governor for a U.S. withdrawal
from Iraq earned a standing ovation
Saturday from a conference of more than 4,000
Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila said the U.S. administration
has ''no new strategy and no signs of success''
and that prolonging the war would needlessly
put guardsmen in harm's way.
''The war in Iraq has fractured the political
will of the United States and the world,'' he said at the
opening of the conference. ''Clearly, a new war
strategy is required and urgently.''
Acevedo said sending more troops to Iraq would
be a costly blunder.
Bart. thank you for the Hayden Panettiere pic
- and all 52 pages of her over at BC Hotties.
I've enjoyed watching her ever since I first
saw her, about a year ago. Little did I know that
she was just now turning 18. Does that
make me a child predator? According to the law it does.
Just think, 99% of all the men who have seen her
over the last year are guilty of lusting after her.
MSNBC could have done a special on us where Chris
Hanson walks into our living room and asks us
why were lusting after teenager Hayden. Isn't
this the exact same thing everyone did with 16 year old
Britney in that catholic schoolgirl uniform shaking
her stuff in that video "Baby [Screw me] One More Time"?
What is your opinion?
Pictures of Hayden Panettierre are always near
the top of the "What's hot?" search engines,
so her turning 18 allows Bartcop Hotties to get
in on that feeding frenzy.
As far as the morality of it, it's a good thing
that when Bush turned the federal government into the
biggest Peeping Tom voyeur in the history of
the world, he failed to get into thought crimes.
The Catholics made watching a girl walk by in a bikini a Mortal Sin,
punishable by an eternity
of flames burning the "sinner," which is another reason why nobody
wants to be a Catholic anymore.
God gives men hormones, then He wants to torture you for all eternity
for having harmones.
When I was a little kid I knew there was no God because as a third
grader, I could figure out
a better system than that - how smart is God if 8 year old Bart could
do a better job?
Legally, it's an atrocious nightmare because the same people who make
the sex laws
make the drug laws and those laws are designed to please the non-existent
Insanity is a bad foundation on which to base laws.
Did you hear about that kid (black, of course) who's doing hard time
he was 18 he enjoyed the sins of the flesh with his girlfriend, who
Georgia law called that "statuatory rape," which is stupid even for
But anyone who'd try to bring logic and common sense to our 18th century
would be called a pervert and be drummed out of politics, so the insanity
Excerpt: We may never see his like again. Well, at least
not until the confirmation hearings for his successor.
Alberto Gonzales, the Justice Department's master
of disaster, has resigned as U.S. Attorney General.
Whenever there's been a Bush administration scandal,
the president's longtime confidante has been there
-- from torture to warrantless surveillance to
the U.S. attorney firings that ultimately proved to be his downfall.
If the Democrats had any brains or any balls... ...and there's really no reason to complete this sentence, but some
might be curious,
they would tell Bush NOT to stick another crooked crony in there
who will rubberstamp whatever crimes Bush wants to commit as he sees the
No to Ted Olson, the crooked crony who helped murder the Gore Adminsitration.
No to Michael Chertoff, the crooked crony who helped Bush drown New
No to any of the Fascist bastard Neocons who got us into this mess
in the first place.
How about somebody NOT on the Bush payroll, like former senator Ralston
"I'm too honest
for this bunch..."
He has a record of honesty, something this gang of thugs could use right
But we'd be fools to expect the Senate Judiciary Committee to do their
since they are anchored by the gutless, spineless rubberstamp with
the Batman fetish.
"I'll give you
2 more weeks, and then I'm
I was a Crew Chief and doorgunner in Viet-Nam
and Cambodia while Nixon was telling my
parents I wasn't there. You get experienced really
quickly in a war zone at many unusual talents.
One is deducing from the wreckage, what brought
a chopper down. One of the first (maybe the first)
one that went down in Iraq was billed, initially,
as an accident and then-quite a while later-as a result of enemy fire.
You an tell if it was shot down by .50 cal or
S.A.M. missiles or whatever by entry holes, shattered panels,etc.
They knew immediately about that first one (so
many tearful deaths ago) and they know about this recent one.
A downed chopper would be such an inconvenient
truth in the middle of such a succesful "surge"
wouldn't it now?
P.S. Recently saw a lumbering CH 47" Chinook
"being shot down on a You Tube segment taken from some
jerk off terrorist web sight. These birds were
dangerous enough in Viet-Nam but the fact that weapons exist
(courtesy of us) that can bring down Blackhawks
makes it insane to use birds that became liabilities the moment
the first hand held rockets were developed. Be
prepared for more "chinook" fatalities as well.
JC, that sentence in bold says it all.
Just like with Tillman, they go with the lie to let the story cool
Then, in October, you'll see a tiny column buried on Page 44 that says,
"Oh, that chopper back in August? Turns out
it was insurgent fire that brought it down," but by then, nobody will remember which chopper accident they're talking
This Bush government?
The only thing we know for sure is that they're lying to cover something
Excerpt: How is it done? How do you screw the taxpayer
for millions, get away with it and then ride off
into the sunset with one middle finger extended,
the other wrapped around a chilled martini?
Ask Earnest O. Robbins -- he knows all about
being a successful contractor in Iraq.
In 2003, Robbins retired to work for Parsons,
a private construction company looking to do work in Iraq.
A few months later, in March 2004, your company
magically wins a Bush contract to build the Baghdad
Police College, a facility that's supposed to
house and train at least 4,000 police recruits. But two years
and $72 million later, you deliver not a functioning
police academy but one of the great engineering
clusterfucks of all time, a practically useless
pile of rubble so badly constructed that its walls and ceilings
are literally caked in shit and piss, a result
of subpar plumbing in the upper floors.
Now see, *I* could've built a College of feces and urine for just under
but the BFEE's motto is "Never steal anything
small," so they went for the gold.
The worst part is the spineless Democrats. They'll do nothing, take
no action, hold nobody responsible,
so the next time the GOP steals power they'll steal more and do an
even worse job, knowing there's
no penalty for stealing trillions and getting caught - thanks to the
Democrats who want to be polite.
Excerpt: It's often echoed in the netroots that Hillary
lacks the necessary experience to be President
unless it's Monday. Then "progressive"
conventional wisdom tell us our candidate doesn't need
no stinkin' experience as long as he has superior
judgement. O k!
But just in case anyone else still counts experience
as a criteria (seven days a week),
here is partial resume of Sen. Clinton.
Excerpt: Richard Collins, a wealthy Texas philanthropist,
businessman and political aficionado, heaps praise on
the woman he has set out to destroy - Hillary.
"She looks like a winner," said Collins, sitting in his high-rise
office with sweeping views of the city. "She's
run a good campaign, very consistent, no mistakes."
But make no mistake about it: Collins is just
one in a vast army of professional "Hillary haters" who are
banking on Clinton becoming the Democratic nominee.
Like the Swift Boat Bastards, Collins and others
are searching for that which will crystallize
the way voters think and feel about her. And not in a good way.
Collins is the force behind StopHerNow.com,
a humorous and snarky Web site.
I could kick Stophernow.com's ass without working up a sweat.
Think what the Clinton machine will do to little punks like that.
Besides, don't you think the voters are tired of cattle futures from
Is the GOP up for a fight where the other side hits back?
Can the well-defended truth beat a clumsy pack of lies?
Dear ol' Bart - I just found out that cell phones
can be put into 'diagnostic mode' by the snoops (remotely)
and your cell phone will transmit every sound
it can pick up back to the snoops. An old-fashion landline can
become a listening device by the snoops just
dialing a number. THAT fact was in a cia trading film narrated
by Charlton Heston himself.
Your printer has a dot pattern visible under uv
light that is a fingerprint-if you turned in your warranty card
or purchased the printer with a credit card then
your handouts and flyers can be traced to you.... It goes on and on.
Think of the methods we don't know about....
The wonderful activist site "TeachPeace.com" has
the facts on these matters. Any democrat (and all repugs)
with something to hide has been compromised for
sure. Hell-any normal person has something they could
be compromised on! I wonder if the 'goodguy
snoops' are getting stuff on the bad guys or am I fantasizing
that there might be 'goodguy snoops'.
Larry in Antelope, CA
Excerpt: California Republicans are floating a ballot
initiative that would change how the state awards
its 55 electoral votes, a whopping prize that
Democrats have come to regard as theirs.
Under the current format, the winner of the state's
popular vote takes all electoral votes.
The initiative proposes to award one electoral
vote for every congressional district a
candidate wins, with the statewide winner getting
two more electoral votes.
"It has a gut-level appeal to it," said Kevin
Eckery, a GOP consultant supporting the initiative,
which would be put before voters in June. "It
sounds fair, and it is fair."
Hey, screw that!
What could be more fair than the guy with the
most votes wins?
You didn't want to play that way in 2000, so
you bastards cheated.
"This occupation, this money pit, this smorgasbord
of superfluous aggression is getting more hopeless and dismal
by the second. The only person I know who believed Iraq was improving was
killed by a sniper in May."
-- Alex from Frisco, Texas, north of Baghdad, on his blog, http://www.armyofdude.blogspot.com:80/
My classic Rambler got stolen and sent to China.
From there, the story takes on a hideous
and tragic underpinning.
The freaking Chinese chopped the old 'Rambler'
into a thousand pieces and shredded the tires.
The tires were classic old Michelins. Bastards!
They burned the shredded tires in one of their pollution
machines and after they gutted the "classic",
they took the wiring and sold it back to Bill Gates. Bastard Gates!
I hate Microsoft and Gates. Why in hell
would Gates buy stolen wiring from the Chinese?
No wonder Microsoft isn't worth a plate
of "chopped" chow mein.
Any-who, you rock bro and here's a shot of Casadores
Blanco lifted in your honor.
Don in Gaza Strip, Utah/Nevada
Received the shot glasses and the other wonderful
goodies in the mail yesterday.
The glasses are SWEET.
I have a bottle of Chinaco and
I am going to have a shot of nature's nectar.
Just wanted to say thanks and keep up the hammerin'.
Ed, just to be sure - you don't want to down the
shot like they do in the old TV westerns :)
You want to sip it super-slow, maybe 2 drops
at a time.
You'll get tons more flavor that way and
it'll last an hour.
Excerpt: Radio sensing stations to track traffic and cargo
up and down the I-35 NAFTA Superhighway corridor
are being installed by Communist
China, operating through a port operator subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa,
in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and the North
America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.
If a four football fields-wide super highway ran
don't you think we dumb Okies would know that
this highway exists?
Is this highway invisible?
Or is it only seeable from a mothership of some
I thought this was a kookie-left myth, so why
is it on WorldHandjobDaily?
HEY! Yeah, I'm talking to you if you haven't chipped
in to support this web site.
I hope Ol' Bart put this at the bottom of the
page because then I'll know you've had a good time chuckling
at the cartoons and admiring the homegrown wisdom
Bart throws down on a more or less regular basis.
I happen to be a regular contributor and I can
tell you it is painless. When I get my VISA bill every month
and see that little payment to BartCop, I feel
like a goddam Girl Scout whose done her patriotic duty.
So pull your socks up, blow the dust bunnies out
of your wallet and start pulling your weight around here.
You won't regret it!
Excerpt: If a business provided inferior goods or shoddy
services, it is likely that the business would go belly up.
Yet when Bush makes a blunder, the more its citizens
reward his failure with further money and authority.
For example, after Bush exacerbated the worldwide
threat from Islamic terrorists by invading and occupying
two Muslim nations, spied on Americans without
warrants - which is both illegal and unconstitutional - to
"urgently" combat such terrorism, and then saw
its Attorney General dissemble about the espionage program,
Congress has actually rewarded the administration
for its actions.
Afraid of being labeled "soft on terrorism" after
an administration report cleverly stoked public fear by hyping
al Qaeda's regrouping, the legislators not only
granted the administration legal authority for such warrantless
domestic spying, but widened it to include cases
in which terrorism is not suspected.
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