"I don't think I have ever seen the world in
such a mess. I believe that Iraq is going to go down in history as the greatest
disaster in American foreign policy - worse than Vietnam."
--Madeleine Albright, Link
Excerpt: In a new video, bin Laden again taunts Bush,
the United States and then the Democrats for not forcing
an withdrawal from Iraq, which should help guarantee
that the Democrats won't dare press for that withdrawal.
In Sydney, Australia, President Bush then did
his part, highlighting bin Laden's Iraq comments:
"On the tape Iraq was mentioned, which is a reminder
that Iraq is part of the war against extremists.
al-Qaeda wants to achieve their objectives in
Iraq, which is to drive us out."
Except that U.S. intelligence has long concluded
that al-Qaeda really wants the opposite: to bog us down
in a hopeless, bloody war in Iraq that has been
a boon for recruiting young jihadists, raising money and
protecting al-Qaeda's leadership holed up in
base camps inside Pakistan.
Bush made Osama the most famous Muslim "leader" in the world, while
Osama gave Bush his 90%
approval rating, an excuse to rape the Constitution and deny us whichever
"unalienable" rights that
Bush wants to steal. Then his old friend sends him a tape whenever
he needs a boost.
Osama is like Hyman Roth in Godfather II. He always made money for his partners.
"Bush was very intelligent, razor sharp, warm,
focused and genuine...it was very cool. The President of the United States
slapped my hand and called me "brutha". Top that." -- Matthew Burden, (R-Liar)
who's apparently willing to let thousands more soldiers die
because Bush high-fived him like a four year old and called him "brutha"
Excerpts: Fraud Thompson has become the fourth leading
GOP presidential candidate to shun the PBS debate
this month at a historically black college in
Baltimore, the Huffington Post has learned.
The debates, moderated by Tavis Smiley, will go
on as planned, despite the absence of well-known
black-haters Thompson, Giuliani, Romney and that
crazy McCain bastard. Each campaign cited
"scheduling issues" as the reason for their absence.
Nevertheless, the rejections underscore the
consistent absence of GOP candidates at minority
"There is a pattern here," Smiley told the Huffington
Post. "When you tell every black and brown request
that you get throughout the primary process that
'no, there's a scheduling problem.' That's a pattern...
Are we really supposed to believe that all four
of these guys couldn't make it because of scheduling?"
room tables are handcrafted individually by Amish master craftsmen
with many long years of furniture building
A good picture can be
worth a thousand words. You may view many of
our photographs on our
"My question focused on how national political
reconciliation will affect progress in the Anbar Province and Fallujah
specifically, and the President's answer honestly surprised me in its length, level of
detail and grasp of events on the ground."
-- blogger Bill Ardolino, wearing his presidential knee-pads before Bush,Link
Why don't these bloggers have the brains
to tell us lies we might believe?
"The president was friendly and seemed
glad to see us." "The president knew of my blog, he was
coached well." "The president wanted to talk baseball
- so we did." "The president seemed sincere when he
talked of the pain of his war."
But no, they're so in love with this Fascist
ass, they're trying to sell us on his brains?
Don't they know that ship sailed during
the first debate with Gore in 2000?
"Anyone who sat through an hour with this man
as I did and came away unconvinced that he sincerely believes in the message of freedom and the
necessity of this fight would have to be crazy. He exudes sincerity and passion when he speaks of the
this mission, and I'm simply baffled by anyone who tries to claim that it's all politics, or all Halliburton,
or all about the oil. Not for the man I saw today, it isn't." -- NZ, wearing
his presidential knee-pads, too Link
How many BJs can Bush handle in one hour?
Congrats to the White House staff for finding
the most star-struck Republicans with computers.
I wonder how many of them signed up to
help in the "fight for civilization itself?"
I saw on Rawstory: A parent whose son was
killed in Iraq said that
"it shows disrespect to the troops to protest
That really floored me, because it's really quite
the opposite. Those of us who are
wanting this war to end are the very ones who
are trying to get the troops to safety.
For a parent to be all right with this war, and
still believing in the Bush-Cheney Oil war,
especially after losing a child, seems to me
they are showing a lack of respect for the
troops and our country. There's no way in the
world I would be willing to lose my sons
or daughter to a farce like that.
Marian in Missourim
Excerpt: State Sen. Ernie Chambers filed a lawsuit against
God last week, saying that God has made
terroristic threats against the senator and his
constituents, inspired fear and caused "widespread
death, destruction and terrorization of millions
upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants."
Chambers, a self-proclaimed agnostic who skips
morning prayers during the legislative session and
often criticizes Christians, said he filed the
lawsuit to show that anybody can file a frivolous lawsuit.
Paula Jones, call on Line 1.
Larry Klayman, call on Line 2.
Ted Olson, call on Line 3.
If Sally Field had said, "When Republicans
are in the White House, there are no goddamn blowjobs in the oval
office." you can BET that not only
would Fox have aired it, they would be airing
it ovvr and over and over again.
Excerpt: Bush reportedly told Australia's deputy prime
minister that "we're kicking ass" in Iraq,
but the pithy tough talk may fit better with
what the President is doing to the Democrats in Congress.
To cover their political beating, some Democratic
operatives are advising the party's leadership to
claim a measure of victory when Bush and Gen.
David Petraeus agree to make a symbolic troop cut
- perhaps 5,000 - from the current levels of
But a Democratic "victory" declaration would not
likely pass the smell test for the party's anti-war base.
When the Democrats won Congress, Bush had about
130,000 American troops in Iraq. The political
momentum also was in favor of a significant withdrawal
of U.S. forces in the near future.
Bush, however, went in the opposite direction.
He purged internal dissidents who favored a drawdown
(including Rumsfeld, Generals Abizaid and Casey)
and replaced them with gutless pussies
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Gen. David
"The Republicans in Congress lost their way. They swapped principle for power. They ended up with neither." -- Alan Greenspan, who,
apparently, has recently learned a language people can understand,Link
About that article on Blackwater, Bush signed
legislation that in effect "No contractors doing business
in Iraq can be tried for ANYTHING...In Iraq or
in the US for ANY crime they commit while in-country.
They knew it was going to go to hell and wanted
to make sure their Business partners... I mean "constituents"
could be free to cowboy it up.
Clark can't be Secretary of Defense.
He would need to be retired from the military
for ten years.
I've heard that, but I don't get it.
A retired general can go work for Lockheed or
a bomb manufacturer
but he can't serve his country when asked by
As far as his endorsement....no surprises there.
They've been friends for years.
Not to mention, his support of depleted uranium,
and his history of working for
The School of the Americas fits well with her
Hmmm. sounds like you're looking for a left-winger with no military
experience for Defense.
Bart, I'm too busy or lazy to sign up on the blog
-- I'll try to do better soon -- but I just have to
unburden myself on that God-damnable MoveOn ad
juxtaposing Petreus' name with "betray us."
At first I thought so, too, but then I took a
closer look at it.
I am appalled at how many of my fellow liberals
are defending it. Whatever MoveOn was trying to accomplish,
that ad was STUPID, STUPID, STUPID for the obvious
reason that playing games with peoples' names is an
asshole, REPUBLICAN thing to do. It's the cheapest
of cheap, juvenile shots, beneath contempt and FAR
beneath any proper national discourse.
I saw it more as an attempt to be cute - that
was their real crime.
If his name was "Smith," they wouldn't have used
the "betray us" line.
But all they were saying was,
"Can we get the truth, please?" It's not wrong to insist on honest testimony
when GOP lies are killing our soldiers.
The ad was unoriginal besides. There isn't a one
among us who hadn't thought of that friggin' little play on words
weeks or months before MoveOn spewed it in the
Times. But sane adults, and ANYONE with a modicum of
rhetorical awareness, knew NOT TO TOUCH IT.
God damn MoveOn for that ad, and God damn every
phony-ass liberal who defends it. God damn 'em
to hell. More than a year out, and we're ALREADY finding
ways to gratuitously throw the fucking election
MoveOn, like Kerry, Gore and Sheryl Crow should
stay out of the funny business.
When a joke backfires, it can go real bad real
Besides, if the Democrat would ever learn to fight
back, every time they throw MoveOn at us,
we should throw back at them the KKK, the abortion
bombers and Bob Jones University,
but they don't do that because Democrats can't
Excerpt: When Bush first stole power, it seemed unlikely
that he would succeed in getting his tax cuts.
The questionable nature of his installation in
power seemed to leave him in a weak political position,
while the Senate was evenly balanced between
the parties. It was hard to see how a huge,
controversial tax cut, which delivered most of
its benefits to a wealthy elite, could get through Congress.
Then Alan Greenspan testified before the Senate
Greenspan had warned Clinton not to endanger its
hard-won budget surpluses. But now Republicans held
the White House, and the Greenspan who appeared
before the Budget Committee was a very different man.
Suddenly, his greatest concern was to avert the
threat that the federal government might pay off all its debt.
To avoid this awful outcome, he advocated tax
cuts. And the floodgates were opened.
Alan Greenspan in his book said, "I am saddened
that it is politically inconvenient
to acknowledge what everyone knows. The Iraq
war is largely about oil."
I think we should fly an Exxon flag and military
funerals just for the sake of honesty.
If anyone doubts that this occupation is about
oil ask yourself this.
Would we stay in Iraq another day if there wasn't
any oil there?
I don't think so. It's still about oil.
San Bruno, CA
They say we might be there another 9-10 years.
Do the math - I'll bet BIG OIL estimates they can suck Iraq dry in
10 more years.
Once BIG OIL has fully raped and robbed that backwards country, we'll
"I don't want to go through O.J. again and
I don't want to go through the Clintons again. I just
-- the vulgar Pigboy, once again equating a BJ with a double murder,
I wonder - how many votes does the GOP lose every time they equate
sex to murder?
"I wake up and I'm smarter. It just happens."."
-- the vulgar dropout, educated by the Tooth Fairy, Link
"Mrs. Clinton doesn't start wars? Mrs.
Clinton has started more wars from the time she's been in Washington
than anybody I can remember."
-- the poor, sick bastard... Isn't it sad what final-stage syphilis
can do to the brain? Link
Excerpt: A former oil field services company bastard convicted
of bribing Alaska state legislators
testified today he was instrumental in organizing
an annual pig roast fundraiser that brought in
thousands of campaign dollars to U.S. Rep. Don
Young (R-Roast Pig).
Allen testified during Kott's trial last week
that he had assigned one to four employees for up to six months
to work on the home of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens
(R-Tubes). Allen also testified that his bribery conviction
included payments to Stevens' son, former state
Senate President Ben Stevens, (R-Guilty), through a
consulting contract. Ben Stevens has not been
Both Smith and Allen pleaded guilty to conspiracy
and bribery and agreed to cooperate with federal
investigators in the widespread corruption probe.
Excerpt: In sharp contrast to the lionisation of Petraeus
by Republicans, Petraeus's superior, Admiral William Fallon,
chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM), derided
Petraeus as a sycophant during their first meeting in
Baghdad last March, according to Pentagon sources
familiar with reports of the meeting.
Fallon told Petraeus that he considered him to
be "an ass-kissing little chickenshit" and added,
"I hate people like that", the sources say. That
remark reportedly came after Petraeus began the meeting
by making remarks that Fallon interpreted as
trying to ingratiate himself with a superior.
That extraordinarily contentious start of Fallon's
mission to Baghdad led to more meetings marked by
acute tension between the two commanders. Fallon
went on develop his own alternative to Petraeus's
recommendation for continued high levels of U.S.
troops in Iraq during the summer.
How much did BIG OIL make yesterday? Exxon
makes $108M - every day
Bush can live with that,
Iraq's oil wells have no meters and his
front company is moving to Dubai.
a day, $200M a
day, $300M a
day - where's that money
Bush has killed more Americans than Osama.
Those Dallas Cowboys somehow won. I hate
Eldrick shot a record 28 on the front nine
at the FedEx Cup, which almost impressed me
until I saw that some newbie named Mike Hunt
shot a 31, so maybe it's just a really easy course.
My Razorbacks were down 21-0, then 31-19,
then rallied back to take the lead 38-31,
but they totally collapsed in the final seconds
and gave it to Alabama 41-38, probably.
They have the two of the best and most exciting
running backs in all of college football
but the quarterback can't complete a screen pass
when he has all afternoon.
The Oklahoma Sooners beat some AA team by 50 points, as usual.
Michigan beat Notre Dame in the Toilet Bowl.
Sure wish we had a Sports Editor blogging for us.
I was going to advertise with you, but I can't
afford it. Sorry.
I just switched jobs and I'm struggling just
to pay the credit card bills.
I was trying to advertise for this fundraiser
I'm doing for leukemia & lyphoma.
I'm running in memory of my dad who died
a few years back.
I see you're having your own problems trying to
I can't believe you've been stuck on $2000 for
so long. Maybe you should go on strike for a few days,
just leave the whole screen blank, other than
the words: "Bartcop will return when we reach $3000." and a link to donate. That'll
loosen their pockets.
Anyhow, I went ahead and gave you what was
left in my paypal account.
$8.84, not much, but I hope it helps.
Just wanted to drop a line and let you know you
Keep swingin' that hammer, bro.
Jim in Brooklyn
Excerpt: Cpl. Jeremy Shank, 18, was killed on Sept. 6,
2006. According to the Pentagon, Shank was
on a "dismounted security patrol when he encountered
enemy forces using small arms."
What was the mission of Cpl. Shank while on security
patrol, and who were the "enemy forces"
he encountered? Was his mission to prevent Iraqi
religious fanatics from killing each other?
On Sept. 7, 2006, the day after Shank was killed,
Bush in effect mocked Jeremy Shank's
death by drawing the familiar but bogus connection
"Five years after September the 11th, 2001, America
is safer - and America is winning the war
on terror and will leave behind a more peaceful
world for our children and our grandchildren."
Not for the children, grandchildren of Jeremy
I don't get this.
She's 18, the star of Disney's squeaky clean High School Musical,
which has set records for Disney viewership - then the nude photos
Note: They're not triple
vulgar, like the Dr. Laura photos.
Most people assumed the low-quality pics were fake,
until Hudgen's people popped up with, "No,
What were her agents and legal staff thinking?
Are they trading her career for a 2-week flash-in-the-pan?
In the old days (10 years ago) they would've spent millions
to keep this hidden,
but Hudgens' people jumped at the chance to verify it was, indeed her.
See more of fully-clothed Vanessa Hudgens at
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