"A new American Research Group poll in Iowa shows Hillary now leading with 34%,
followed by Edwards at 20%, and Barack Obama at 19%. (I don't believe those numbers.)
In the Fascist Dog race, Huckabee leads at 23%, trailed by Romney at 21%, McCain at 17,
Rudy at 14 and Ron Paul at 10."
-- Political Wire
Obama has to be closer than that - so what does that tell us?
Iowa is mostly made up of people who can't make up their minds?
I guess we won't know until the night of January 3rd, which is only 13 days away.
When senior Democrats, such as John Conyers, explain why impeachment of Bush and Cheney
is off the table, they cite their fears of hostility from the American news media.
On Amy Goodman’s show on Dec. 20, Conyers said the U.S. news media has become such a
problem that any Democratic attempt to hold the President and Vice President accountable
might end up achieving the opposite result.
“There is a very stark reality that with the corporatization of the media, we could end up with
turning people, who should be documented in history as making many profound errors and
violating the Constitution, from villains into victims,” the Michigan Democrat said.
In Conyers’s view, it’s kind of Watergate in reverse. Instead of the old Washington press corps
holding Nixon’s feet to the fire for his Watergate abuses, today’s careerist news media would
treat the idea of accountability for Bush and Cheney like some kooky conspiracy theory.
While one can dismiss Conyers’s explanation as just another lame excuse from the timid
Democratic leadership, there is an underlying reality here.
He’s probably right that the Washington press corps would hoot any serious impeachment
drive against Bush and Cheney off the political stage.
The current right-tilted asymmetry of the American news media has made it difficult if not
impossible to achieve any sustained accountability for any of the Bush-Cheney offenses.
For instance, the Washington Post, which led the charge on Watergate, now leads the defense
of Bush/Cheney for their role in exposing CIA officer Valerie Plame.
Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, who has endorsed Hillary for president,
took one of the hardest swipes to date at Sen. Barack Obama's foreign policy credentials.
Wilson argues that Obama's "intuitive grasp" of the world is no match for his lack
of travel and "dearth" of international experience.
"Intuition may be a laudable quality among psychics and palm readers," Wilson writes,
"but for a professional American diplomat like myself, who have spent a career toiling
in the vineyards of national security, it has no relevance to serious discussion of foreign
policy. In fact, Obama's supposed "intuitive sense" is no different from Bush's 'instincts'
and 'gut feeling' describing his own foreign policy decision-making. We have been
down this road before."
Clinton has called Obama's promise to talk with dictators "naïve", and asserted that his
childhood in Indonesia did not qualify as a diplomatic credential. In his post, Wilson
repeats these critiques, but also takes them a step further, noting, that as chairman of the
Senate European subcommittee, Obama failed to convene a single policy meeting and
made only one official visit to London, none to Western Europe.
Bush has expanded presidential power in ways that no one could have predicted.
He and Cheney have worn their independence - from oversight by either lawmakers
or judges - as a badge of honor, necessary to keep the nation safe from another terrorist
attack and restore what they have regarded as a weakened presidency. But the cost has
been a poisonous friction with Congress and a growing public perception that they
simply weren’t interested in checks and balances.
Bush administration officials launched a secret warrantless surveillance program that
operated outside the federal law that governs spying programs. They refused to ask
Congress to authorize military commissions to try suspected terrorists, although the
Supreme Court later forced them to do so. They declared that the president alone
could decide how to detain suspected terrorists and which interrogation techniques to use.
Evil men will commit crimes until they are forced to stop.
Who is shocked by that statement of fact?
Since nobody has tried to stop them, the bastards' crime spree continues.
Subject: Hillary: Electing me will cut the price of oil
Oh my god, the imperial trick of the century. As if?
People must know that the oil supply in the world is diminishing and that we
war time effort on renewable energy, if she "threatens" to create more
to get oil regimes to give us cheaper oil, what a short sighted propaganda.
Bart please see this for what it is, a dirty tactic of bullshit.
Please Bart, she is so full of shit.
The very excitable Russell
I believe it and I'm willing to bet on it.
In 1994, she talked about health care and what happened?
The cost of health care leveled off. After the Democrats stabbed
her and our president in the back, costs skyrocketed once again.
If she wins, the cost of gas will drop before she takes office.
The last thing those oil bastards want is under-oath testimony,
and that's just what they'll get if a Democrat is elected.
I take it you don't like our next president?
Maybe you think a Republican would be greener?
(The very excitable Russell is our resident Green person)
BTW, Hillary is a politician.
You want her to tell the truth? Are you crazy?
Your need to re-read Bart's Laws, starting with #1.
Use this portal and they'll send bartcop.com four cents from each dollar you spend.
"Mitt Romney is a lying piece of shit. The Mittster said that he saw his father,
George Romney, march with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Problem? It wasn’t true.
After he repeated this lie on television, Romney’s camp predictably said that he
“was speaking figuratively, not literally.” I can see where the liberal moonbat press
could get it wrong. After all, Mitt said, "I saw my father march with Martin Luther
King." Shitloads of room for interpretation there. I guess he was just there in spirit,
like Republicans are in Iraq in spirit." -- Jurassicpork, Link
Now we have Rush Limbaugh. He's been putting out the message on behalf of the GOP
to millions of the AM radio faithful so long he thinks he's one of them - a "man of the people.
But Rush is no such thing. Unless his audience is composed of a lot more people making
$35 million a year than I'm aware of, he's an ugly weld spot between the corporatists and
the rank-and-file within the party. Huckabee knows that audience rather better than Rush does,
at least the Southern contingent, and given the fact that the GOP has become largely a
regional party, that's a significant portion of Rush's base.
Which is why Huck's attack-by-proxy ("a DC based Huckabee ally") is so spot-on, and amusing:
"Honestly, because Rush doesn't think for himself. That's not necessarily a slap because he's
not paid to be a thinker--he's an entertainer. I can't remember the last time that he has veered
from the talking points from the DC/Manhattan chattering class. If they were praising Huckabee,
he would be too."
Rush rebounded by basically calling Huckabee a stupid hick
Unfairly attacking the front-runner is such a Democratic thing to do.
Why does Rush slam the guy who could be his next right-wing president?
Your WPE shirts came back to us.
They say you don't live at that address - please advise...
"We know the Spears family, particularly the parents. An asset that
Britney and Jamie Lynn both have is a great and dedicated mother." -- Dr Phil, showing what an out-of-touch dork he is in People Magazine
On Dec. 13, the jury in the trial of Lyglenson Lemorin, a Haitian immigrant and one
of seven men dubbed the “Liberty City Seven,” came back with an acquittal. The seven
were entrapped in Florida by the federal government and paraded as proof and validation
of the necessity for the Bush regime’s phony, racist “War on Terror."
The jury hung on the case of the six other men, who were said to be involved in an
al-Qaida-inspired type of attack on the Sears Tower in Chicago.
From the beginning, the Bush regime seized on the arrests of the men on June 22, 2006,
and said that the men symbolized “homegrown” threats of terror.
However, there was little evidence and what evidence there was can best be described
as smoke and mirrors. The whole case hinged on an FBI agent and a paid informant who
did most of the talking. It was very similar to other frame-ups and entrapments, such as
that of Derrick Shareef, a young Black man arrested in Chicago in December 2006
(see Workers World, Dec. 21, 2006).
Tortureboy Gonzales said in June that the group was a symbol of “smaller cells
who are not affiliated with al-Qaida, but who are inspired by a violent jihadist message.”
Gee, what about those pizza deliver boys who were going to attack Fort Dix?
Will we be shocked when it turns out all they had was empty pizza
"You can see the blatant sexism and misogyny in so much of the Hillary hating
out there, can't you? Since you never distance yourself from the anti-Hillary
extremists, I often find myself unkindly reading your anti-Hillary posts and
saying to myself, 'Jesus! This guy has issues with women.'"i
letter to Andrew Sullivan, the Gay Nazi, Link
According to Sullivan, chickens should vote for Colonel Sanders.
Been meaning to write to you about BCR, I’m loving the latest
and if you can keep getting them out at this speed, it’s good times ahead.
I’ve got shows 70-80 loaded up on the MP3 player for a trip across the country.
1. The first piece of bumper music should always be short; I like the intro,
followed by a little tunes to cleanse the pallet, and then the first comments,
I feel that if it goes too long, the show loses
2. Talk some sports! I know you hate the Cowboys and I do too, so
good to have someone who’ll back me up – and some talk about
football, why not, now that it’s bowl season?
3. Every few shows (10 or so?), you should just do a good beatdown,
get a real dumbass on Meet the Press or something and just pick them
apart. My favourite episode ever was the Bill Richardson
you pulled off in.. what, 120, 121? I want to compile a Best of Bartcop
collection and the single funniest set-up you ever made was
on the show:
"Is he single stupid or is he double stupid? Oh God, he’s triple stupid."
Hell, it sounded like you knew what you were doing,
Whatever you do Bart, make sure you feel comfortable with it and you
want to do it, because the best stuff is stuff that’s straight-up just Bart.
Tony in Chicago
Excerpt: There is too a difference between the two major parties. Republicans want us to spend,
die and lose in Iraq. Democrats want us to spend, die and lose in Afghanistan.
There's a difference between the two major wars, too. Afghanistan is even less
justifiable than Iraq. It's also less winnable. The lily-livered libbies'
"Bush took his eye off the ball in Afghanistan when he invaded Iraq" meme is back.
"Six years after we took our eye off the ball in Afghanistan--the origin of the 9/11 attacks
--we still don't have our priorities straight," Barack Obama said in Des Moines this week.
That followed an October speech in New Hampshire in which he described Bush's response
to 9/11 as "perfectly reasonable."
"I supported the invasion of Afghanistan because the Taliban had been supportive
and the base camp for Al Qaeda," Obama said. "So I had no problem with that."
In fact, Afghanistan had nothing to do with 9/11. The Taliban were not involved.
The "base camp" for Al Qaeda was, and is, in Pakistan. (Different country! Look it up.)
After 9-11, Bush told the Taliban, "Give us bin Laden or pay the price."
The Taliban didn't say, "We don't have him." They said, "No,"
so they lost control of their country (at the time)
How stupid are rulers in the Middle East?
All the Taliban had to do to stay in power was say the magic words, and they failed.
Saddam had a chance to leave with Iraq with $25B, and he decided to stay and die.
Ahmahandjob said, "We got nukes, you want a piece of me?" to Der Schipanse.
"It's not surprising that you're not seeing news filling the gap
the writers' strike.
More and more,
the networks are only about whatever sells. They used to
genuflect in the
direction of the public interest. Now they
only bow down before money." -- Robert Lichter, president
of the Center for Media and Public Affairs,
So how do we turn that around and get our media back?
The corporate whores will NEVER agree to making a nickle less than all they can.
You attack Schumer while protecting Clinton. I am a NY citizen,
and if there's
discrepancy between their voting records I'd like to see it.
If you held Clinton to the same
standard as Schumer you'd be in the same boat as
Huffington and Sullivan.
Clinton didn't nominate a torture thug for attorney general.
PS - on 12/18, Clinton did not vote for an amendment calling for troop withdrawl,
even though she cosponsored it, probably because she was too busy trying to play
catch up in Iowahampshire. Schumer voted for withdrawl.
Schumer has a lot of time on his hands - he's not running for president.
And if you're going to attack her for missing a vote, you should mention
if the others running for president made that vote.
PPS - Although Pelosi has wimped out on impeachment, Clinton has not exactly
taken a strong stance either, with arguably just as much clout to start proceedings as Pelosi.
Clinton can't lead the impeachment charge.
They already call her a no-soul, power hungry
whore - and that's just the Democrats.
Think what her own party would call her if she led the impeachment charge.
They'd call her the can't-wait-for-power slut, bitch whore from hell.
"It is as if each faction of the Grand Old Party feels a stronger passion
to defeat its intraparty rival factions than to defeat the Democrats in November.
This maximum instinct to deny victory within the party may be a sign of a
philosophical rebirth (as in the Goldwater nomination and campaign of 1964),
but it is also a sign of a party likely to lose the next general election."
Tony Blankley, caught telling the truth, Link
Huckabee has close ties to fringe evangelist/tycoon Bill Gothard, who runs the little-known
Chicago-area Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) and a string of affiliated businesses.
It’s been widely reported that Gothard’s organizations advocate strict authoritarianism and
blind obedience. Allegations of child abuse such as locking kids for extended periods in
“prayer closets” and other misconduct have led to investigations.
They should put something in the Inaugural Oath that says, "I promise to lead America by using science and logic instead of
counting on guidance from the Invisible Cloud Being who doesn't exist."
Or, consider sending a check bartcop.com PO Box 54466 Tulsa, OK 74155
Vulgar Pigboy Quotes
"McCain's starting to look better to me than Huckabee, and that's saying something."
-- Rush the drug addict, musing about who he'd rather have sex with,
"What I learned from Perot was, you can't talk cultists out of their cult. You just can't."
-- The Methane factory, calling the kettle black,
"I say it, you believe it. Don't doubt me."
-- His Oinkness, proving my point,
"These 16-, 17-year-old kids are trying to find cartoon character women to date
on these games instead of actually being out there doing the real thing. "
-- Piggy Pigboy, who, with all his millions, can't get a woman to take him,
what is up with your fund raising pole?
It was going backwards and now it seems to be stuck.
your ohio pal,
I think the fund-raising thermometer has come to the end of its usefulness.
BTW, it goes backwards when I forget to upload the new graphic - then your
computer looks for whatever file is closest in name to the one that's missing,
old graphic shows up instead of a blank.
Big contributions come in rarely, but most days
we get a $5 or $10
but it takes a bunch of them to make the $500-increment
but it's about to jump again very soon. I'll go check my mail :)
Several women have joined a Texan in claiming sexual harassment and assault while
in Iraq for Cheney's Halliburton. The women have given lawyers and a congressman accounts
similar to the rape allegations
of Jamie Leigh Jones of Conroe.
Jones today told the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee: “This problem goes way beyond just me.”
Jones says she was raped in July 2005 by a co-worker who drugged her.
Congressman Ted Poe of Houston says three women - including Tracy Barker, who submitted
written testimony of her account and was at the hearing - contacted him.
Cheney Blocks Justice for Raped Women
He enjoys rape and torture, plus killing trapped animals
As the inquiry heated up, reporters started looking at Cheney's tenure as CEO. One of them
called Wall, who told the journalist about the shredding incident. A few days later, Wall received
a "cease and desist" order from the arbitrator who had handled the Pennington case, telling him
that he could not disclose anything about the document shredding.
It was a sign that secrecy is one of the reasons that Halliburton prefers arbitration. If its employees
could sue the company in a regular court, reporters would have access to all the complaints and
most of the documents in the cases. They could locate the plaintiffs and interview them. In effect,
there would be some sunshine on Halliburton and KBR's corporate behavior. Instead, complaints
made through private arbitration are virtually impossible to find and examine in any systematic way.
Oh, the fun they had - taking turns brutalizing the unconscious women they roofied,
knowing IF they got caught, Bush and Cheney would refuse to investigate those gang-rapes.
In our drugged state, we cheer the winners in the game of wealth, the billionaires
who benefit from a skewed financial system -- the losers, we kick down the stairs.
We open fire hoses of cash into our political system in the name of “free speech.”
Television stations that refuse to cover government make fortunes selling political
bromides over public airwaves.
Pornography passing as advertising assaults our senses, seduces our children, and
pollutes our culture. Partisan propaganda gets pumped up as news. We feed on the
flamboyance of celebrities.
And we actually take seriously the Elmer Gantrys who use the Christian Gospel as
a guidebook to an Iowa caucus or a battle plan for the Middle East. In the face of a
scandalous health care system, failing schools, and a fraudulent endless war, we are
as docile as tattered scarecrows in a field of rotten tomatoes.
As for that war, you may have heard that a quarter of the heavily-armed ‘shooters’
in the streets of Baghdad for the Administration’s mercenary Blackwater
foreign legion are
alleged to be chemically influenced by steroids or other mind-altering substances.
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