Excerpt: One of Bush's biggest applause lines of Campaign
2000 was his vow to restore "honor and dignity"; to the Oval Office.
But other Americans believe January 20, 2001,
was a day of infamy for the American Republic. It was the first time in
112 years that a popular-vote loser was to be
installed as President of the United States - and then only after he
engineered an unprecedented intervention by political
allies on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Five Republican justices had stopped the vote
count in the swing state of Florida, where Jeb and other Bush loyalists
oversaw the election, which then was awarded
to Bush by 537 votes out of six million ballots cast.
So, on that cold January day, tens of thousands
of protesters poured into the streets of Washington, D.C.,
shouting angry slogans and waving handwritten
"The idea that that this is mudslinging...
We're talking about substantive issues of war. If anybody, including Sen. Clinton, thinks
this is mudslinging - this is milquetoast, compared to what we're going to see next fall.''
-- John Edwards, giving Hillary advice on how to battle the Republican
John, I'm sure she appreciates that.
Without you, she'd never know what to expect.
Excerpt: Under crisis conditions of an extraordinary magnitude
political leadership of the highest level will be required
in the next presidency. The damage is broad,
deep and spreading, apparent not only in international disorder
and violence, the unprecedented decline of U.S.
prestige, and the flouting of our security and economic interests
but also in the hollowing out of the federal
government's departments and agencies, and their growing incapacity
to fulfill their functions, from FEMA to the
Department of Justice.
The more rigid the current president is in responding
to the chaos he has fostered, the more the Republicans
still supporting him rally around him as a pillar
of strength. His flat learning curve, refusal to admit error and
redoubling of mistakes are regarded as tests
of his strong character. Whatever his low poll ratings of the moment,
his stubborn adherence to failure is admired
as evidence of his potency.
Bart, one of the pilots that flys for me was driving
in a wal-mart parkng lot not long ago, when this guy
in a big black SUV cut him off and parked in
the spot that he wanted. On the back of the SUV was a
W-04 bumper sticker. My guy slowed and rolled
down his window, as the "dick" got out of his SUV,
my pilot said " Hey dude, some ASSHOLE put a
dubwa sticker on the back of your truck!"
What could he say? I laughed my ass off when he
came back to the airport and told me.
Excerpt: We shouldn't have to tell anyone not to believe
this claptrap, but we will anyway. In a frenzied media climate
where the Chief Executive couldn't boff (He
didn't boff Monica, Snopes should know better)
a White House
intern without the whole world finding out every
niggling detail of each encounter, are we supposed to believe
the same man had been having handfuls of detractors
and former friends murdered with impunity?
Excerpt: John Kerry, whose 2004 presidential campaign
was torpedoed by his inability to answer critics of his war record,
said Friday he has personally accepted a Texas
oilman's offer to pay $1 million to anyone who can disprove even
a single charge of the Swift Boat Veterans for
In a letter to T. Boone Pickens, Kerry wrote:
'While I am prepared to show they lied on allegation after allegation,
you have generously offered to pay one million
dollars for just one thing that can be proven false. I am prepared
to prove the lie beyond any reasonable doubt.'"
Excerpt: When released on May 25, 1999 - shortly after
the Clinton impeachment battle had ended - the Cox report
was greeted by conservative groups and the national
news media as another indictment of the Clinton administration.
By then, the Washington press corps had long been
addicted to "Clinton scandals" and viewed almost any allegation
through that prism, regardless of the details.
The Cox report gave weight in the public's mind
to the suspicion that there was something far more sinister behind
earlier allegations that a Chinese government
front had funneled $30,000 in illegal "soft money" donations to the Democrats
Cox pulled off his sleight of hand with barely
anyone spotting the trick card up his sleeve. The key ruse was to leave
dates of alleged Chinese spying in the 1980s
and thus obscure the fact that the floodgates of U.S. nuclear secrets to
- including how to build the miniaturized W-88
nuclear warhead - had opened wide during the Reagan-Bush era.
While leaving out those Republican time elements,
Cox shoved references to the alleged lapses into the presidencies
of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
We know they're going to lie - the trick is fighting back,
but that trick was never learned by Gore or Kerry.
Bart, for my money, show 129 was a triumph. I
dig the format. More Bart, more analysis, more "attitude."
Newspapers in hand, preaching. Preaching! You're
verily the first "televangelist" I ever paid. :-)
You're like a corrective lens trained on a distorted
world, and if ever you quit, your followers would be sorely deprived.
That distinctive Bart vision -- severe and clear
-- is what's kept me coming back to your page all these years.
It ain't the music and it ain't the hotties.
It's *you*. You've got something special. I'm glad I finally paid this
and if I've got any bucks next summer, I'll pay
again. If I could do more I would; and if ever I can I will.
There's a doctoral dissertation for some Poli
Sci researcher, just in your archives. And I think if the direction
of this country really flips next November, you're
going to be in for some favorable press. Bartism will suddenly
come much more into fashion. Be ready for that.
If things go wrong, though...I don't even want
to contemplate it.
They could be arresting people like you before
long, and they'll come after the likes of me soon after.
As bad as the Repiglicans have f%$#ed things up,
if we can't win in 2008 we may as well hang it up
and get ready for real troubles. Am I over-dramatizing?
"I think that, you know, there's more and more
opinion, less and less people who know how to do the job. All you've got to do is shout, say something
on the blog that offends and attacks the other side, and suddenly, you have the credentials, and you’re
said to be a journalist. I think it's a great lie." --Juan Williams,
liar and whore, attacking Kos for being hired (along with Karl Rove) to
write for Newsweek Link
Subject: Re your 9-11 theory
about controller tapes
Bart, you wrote:
> Another fact to remember: They took the audio
tapes from the control towers and cut them into > little pieces and put them in many different
trash cans so nobody could ever hear what was on them - why? > Why would innocent men need to cover their
Sorry, but Randi Rhodes is wrong about this.
I didn't hear this from Randi, or at least not
exclusively from her.
First of all, the tape was not an official tape
of radio communication.
Second, it was not created at a control tower,
but an enroute center.
Third, it was a record, after the fact, of controller's
recollection of what transpired.
Fourth, it was recorded illegally in violation
of Federal and Labor laws.
Fifth, the controllers statements were to be
written records entered into the official record, and that did occur.
Sixth, when the manager found out it was an illegal
tape, he destroyed it on his own accord,
without approval from the powers that be.
He took much heat for it from the upper echelon.
There is no need to make things up.
Call me anonymous.
I didn't make up a goddamn thing and you need
to watch your ass.
I make mistakes but I don't tell lies.
It seems you have an opinion about some tape,
and that's OK.
But don't tell me that I didn't hear what my
You can kiss my ass.
I love bush and reagan.
I'll kick you in your bush fag. Get a life.
You have nothing better to do but talk shit.
If any other fag like you was in there, you would
have let 911 go
and made the whole country look like pussies.
He had the balls to do something. Fuck you bitch
I'm curious - how would you kick me in my "bush
I don't own a "bush fag," so how you going to
kick me there?
Excerpt: New mom Nancy Grace is doing "good" after she
was hospitalized with complications after giving birth
to twin chupacabras prematurely. The Limbaugh-esque
"newswoman" had trouble breathing after delivering
chupacabras Rush and Karl two months early on
November 4. Doctors then found two blood clots in her lungs,
but the 48-year-old witch is now on the road
to recovery. She'll be back to slurring the innocent in no time.
Excerpt: NEWPORT BEACH - Protesters swarmed the intersection
outside the Island Hotel Saturday night to protest
an appearance by Donald Rumsfeld, who came to
the hotel to accept an award from a conservative institute.
The protesters, many of whom identified themselves
as members of anti-war groups, drew a steady series of honks
from motorists and often shouted slogans at drivers
who gave no response. Inside the hotel by Fashion Island,
the Claremont Institute prepared to honor Rumsfeld
with its annual Statesmanship Award.
"We're here to make a statement to Mr. Rumsfeld
that not everyone bought his lies," said Whittier resident
Arturo Cambron, whose son is stationed in Baghdad.
They're equating a 40-year old accident to the intentional
and repeated torture of hundreds of possibly-innocent men for the
amusement of a sad little boy who never got any love as a child.
Subject: Dead Americans?
Last I heard, we had actually lost many thousand
more soldiers than are actually being counted.
Many parents are asking why their kids are not
in the list of nearly 4k.
I heard on Mike Malloy it may be closer to 12k.
Julie from Scottsdale
P.S. we all know Iraqis are somehow not human
or important as their totals aren't even allowed
to be counted or reported. Damn I hate these
Someone like USA Today or the whore AP could do
a real count, but they love this war.
Excerpt: A Led Zeppelin fan has paid $170,000 dollars
for a pair of tickets to their upcoming reunion in London, the BBC said
Kenneth Donnell from Glasgow paid the huge sum
to see the band rehearse and perform at the gig on 10 December,
in an auction to raise funds for a BBC charity.
Tickets for the gig were put on sale at $250 in October.
More than one million people applied for the
20,000 tickets after the reunion gig, a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun,
the late founder of the Atlantic Records label,
who signed the group in 1968.
Led Zeppelin have sold more than 300 million albums
I've heard they're doing closed circuit showings
instead of a Pay-Per-View.
Anybody heard of that closed circuit offer in
Just a note to tell you I wish I could get you
some dough. Alas; I haven't been paid myself in a month.
Friggin' start up company that looks like it
was a semi-money laundering ruse by some pump-and-dump shysters.
I am depressed (as our buddy Slim Pickens said).
Keep swingin' the hammer; it is one of the few
chucks I get in a day, these days.
When I get better heeled, I'll send you some
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