"Suppose Obama is elected president. He's terrible for Al Sharpton,
takes away Sharpton's job. He's a kind of racial ambulance chaser.
It's hard to
engage in that game if there's another powerful African American politician." -- Fred Siegel, a racist historian at the Cooper Union college in Manhattan, Link
Huckabee’s rise can be viewed as another outgrowth of the extraordinary power
that the American Right has created through its massive investment in media over
the past three decades.
Through constant repetition over its thousands of media outlets, the Right can make
even the most ridiculous notion appear real to tens of millions of Americans. Up can
be down; the United States can be a place that doesn’t celebrate Christmas.
You have to hand it to political operatives who can turn the Christmas celebration of
Jesus’s birth into a nasty wedge issue, transforming a traditional message of love, peace
and tolerance into one of anger, conflict and resentment.Huckabee’s rise can be viewed
as another outgrowth of the extraordinary power that the American Right has created
through its massive investment in media over the past three decades.
Sometimes I think the left doesn't even have the brains to "Monkey see, Monkey do."
Why can't a lefty start a cable news channel to counter the Fox News lies?
A recent attack by the Clinton campaign on Obama was the worst sort of the politics
of personal destruction. It was one based on racial stereotypes. Such an attack is racism
in all of its ugliness. Though the Congressional Black Caucus has yet to condemn this
vicious racial smear, I can’t help but respond.
This right-wing handjob feels it's his duty to come to the aid of the black man who,
appartently, is just too darn stupid to realize he's been the victim of a vicious racial slur,
so the right-wing nutjob with a noose in his trunk is going to "help out?"
Perhaps the Black Caucus’ silence is concrete evidence of the silliness of the Left’s notion
that racial identity is determined by ideology. You know the logic. Clarence Thomas is
conservative, therefore not black. Perhaps Caucus members are victims of this mindlessness
and believe the Clintons are incapable of waging racist attacks on blacks because they are “black.”
Excuse me, I digress.
Again, he thinks blacks can't understand the complexities of an insult.
Maybe the blacks weren't offended because no offense took place?
Isn't it nice of the right-wing Republicans to explain things to the blacks?
Hillary Clinton has a big problem. It’s not because her Christmas ad was perhaps the single
worst political ad in this presidential primary season. It’s instead that Mr. Obama has put her
on the ropes, and so in desperation her New Hampshire co-chairman insidiously suggested
that Mr. Obama was a former drug dealer.
Either I'm the only person who read what that man said OR I have the only honest opinion.
Shaheen said the bastard Republicans would likely use Obama's drug admission against him.
But Ken Blackwell (R-Wanker) is giving us his Nancy Grace Guarantee that the GOP slime
machine would never stoop so low as to use an opponents words against him.
Not able to stop his momentum, the Clinton camp latched onto his drug use.
When that failed
to get traction, Clinton’s co-chairman Billy Shaheen said
- without evidence
- that Obama may
have been a cocaine dealer.
Well, the truth is if you've done cocaine, you've sold cocaine.
If you have never sold cocaine, I submit you've never done cocaine.
But again, the GOP slime machine would never use an opponents words against him,
so we can all rest easy because Blackwell (He's that stolen Ohio '04 crook)
says the Willie Horton bastards are going to play fair this time around, so that's that.
With her two-day Christmas vacation over, Hillary returned to Iowa to repeatedly
criticize Der Schipanse by name, as well as to try to convince Iowans that she can
work well with Republican politicians.
"We have to reform our government to end the no-bid contracts and the cronyism
and the corruption," Clinton told an audience of about 425 at Pella High School.
'It has been embarrassing to see what has happened under the George Bush presidency.'"
Although I know Schumer is not running for president (obviously) I'm just stating the facts.
Hillary may talk a hard line with Iraq but she was not there for the vote in question.
wants to show me serious resolve and backbone she would have been there.
She is campaigning for a job that may exist for her in 2009, however she has a job
RIGHT NOW to represent New York, and she is not representing my interests by
campaigning in Iowa or New Hampshire while abstaining from a troop withdrawal bill.
There's nothing she can do to bring the troops home. Why do you want her
to stop campaigning so the Democrats can lose a vote by 10 votes instead of 11?
You seem to think that Bush is responsible for troop deaths while Congress is not,
and while I agree that the BFEE has a great deal of power in orchestrating the war,
the Congress cannot just shy away from responsibility.
The votes aren't there - what do you want her to do to change that?
Hillary was there for the first vote, and I was so sad to hear she voted for war.
And had she led the impeachment charge, I can't even imagine how much better
her poll numbers would be right now. I know I personally would be setting up her
campaign signs everywhere I could. To protect her from my criticisms by saying
'Imagine what people would say!' is completely backwards, Bart!
The facts are the facts.
She knows her party is gunning for her and she's walking a tight rope.
Are you sure you're qualified to give political advice to the Clintons?
Perhaps you've had a few too many drops of tequila.
Suppose you leave the comedy to the professionals.
We should be hoping and praying for something better, not settling for popular opinion.
Thanks for the publication, please don't splice if you're going to re-publish
I understand that you want a pony, but it's not my fault that you can't have one.
You seem to be saying if you wish for something hard enough it will come true.
She's taking the steps she and Bill think are necessary to take power, and kicking
the impeachment beehive is - according to John Conyers - a great way to generate
sympathy for the sons of bitches who are doing to lose power in 13 months.
Obama launched a sharp attack on Hillary, raising the specter of a "secretive"
and problems in her husband's administration."You have to ask yourself, who's talked
because that will be the measure
of how seriously they take this stuff," Obama said.
"If they've been secretive in the past, they'll be secretive as president," he said in Iowa.
"If they haven't been all that strong on lobbyists in the past, doesn't matter what they say
in the campaign - they won't be that strong about it when they are president."
The "secretive" charge has been lodged by Clinton critics who question why thousands
of pages of material from Hillary's days as first lady haven't been released.
What could be in those pages that we don't already know?
Are there a lot of unresolved matters that Ken Starr failed to look into?
Clinton shot back. "Some believe you can get change by demanding it,
and some believe you can get change by hoping for it," she said.
"I believe you can get change by working really, really hard for it. And I think it
takes strength and experience to be able to make change in our political system,"
she went on. "We don't have any time to waste."
Nice cop out, mother-effer.
You concede that Hillary lies, and you claim it is so because all politicians lie.
Bull f-ing shit.
What point are you having so much trouble making?
That politicians don't lie?
Neither Dennis Kucinich nor Ron Paul lies. Not for you or anyone else.
Of course they do - what are you, like, ...stupid?
They do not gain realistic support because they cannot be bought.
They are not whores like your mother.
You are insane.
You actually think anything is going to change with Hilary Clinton as president.
Sure, only a monkey would think things would stay the same.
BTW, did you know bananas have no fat, cholesterol or sodium?
You are the victim of a tragic, simple and stupid deception.
Did you get a receipt for that brain?
I ask, because you might want to take it back.
You are emotionally and intellectually flawed;.
You are as stable as the Pakistan government.
All things boiled down, you are a cretin.
Who's going to get tired of this first?
You and your wimpy Homeland Security Bartcop watchdogs can kill my
messages automatically, as you have done cowardly for months now.
We haven't killed your messages - you just write shit like you
so I don't bother to print the sorry-ass crap that comes from your tiny brain,
but I appreciate you reading every day and making my counter spin.
What you don't understand is that I can come at you from a thousand different ways.
Don't bring a revolver because The Baby holds 14.
Since you don't have the cajones to respond in person,
I trust your little elves will fight back at my comments one little turd at a time. Richard Mann,
So, here's my worry: Democrats, with the encouragement of people in the news media
who seek bipartisanship for its own sake, may fall into the trap of trying to be anti-Bushes
- of trying to transcend partisanship, seeking some middle ground between the parties.
That middle ground doesn't exist - and if Democrats try to find it, they'll squander a huge
opportunity. Right now, the stars are aligned for a major change in America's direction.
If the Democrats play nice, that opportunity may soon be gone."
"Bush has a record of supporting the rich over the poor, no matter what
their brutalities may be, even when the brutalities impact our own troops.
Above his words, his actions ring loudest. He’s a royal monarchist to the core,
without any benevolence attached. It explains a lot about his failures as president.
He’d rather be loyal to his own class than he is towards Americans, even our own
troops. It’s not only been a deadly bias, but it’s the reason he lost the Iraq War
three years ago and persists in the delusion that he can get a mulligan every six
months, where he might undo his previous shots."
Kevin Hayden, Link
When will the troops wake up to the fact that Bush isn't with them?
Excerpt: Democrats are so distressed by America's low image in the world that many primary
election voters seem to be looking for the biggest possible change of image in the
White House. And that makes them receptive to the first woman president or,
perhaps even more emphatically, the first African-American president.
Now, as some globally minded Democrats get ready to cast their votes in Iowa and
New Hampshire, it is hard not to believe that somewhere in the back of their minds
they are assessing the relative merits of the first black or the first woman, and
wondering which would do more to change the world.
I hate like hell to be fair to Hillary but what she REALLY said was
something like this:
We ended up in this mess partially because Reagan abandoned Carter's
efficiency and conservation. Hillary said that if she were
president, she would
national emphasis on energy efficiency and that THIS would
lower oil prices.
Kind of a 'less demand results in lower price' thing, which Hillary didn't
but which really does work.
Also, I just recently decided that I don't need to like the next president.
I need the next
president to be
law abiding and constructive. I'm desperately hoping for someone who is
not a mentally defective, substance-abusing, war criminal. I need the next president to
give our legal system
a chance to root out the corruption and
perversion that has taken
the executive branch of the government by the
I can vote for Hillary.
The scrutiny she's going to get will ensure less
corruption than we have now.
"It's a completely different place. We were amazed and floored by the
level of peace.
There's a buoyancy, almost, that I see here. I thought I'd
encounter a lot of morose
soldiers when I came here, but I haven't
encountered that at all. There are children
in the streets playing where there weren't before." -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., saying the war's over and Bush is great, Link
I'm tired of the Obama claims that he's beyond partisanship. The real
what is he going to do if the Republicans flatly refuse to
vote for his policies ?
Will he force through a budget by a single
Democratic vote (like Clinton in 1993)
or will he keep watering down his
policies (like the Senate Democrats) and still
have the Republicans vote
it down (like Clinton's health plan in 1994) ?
"Sitting down listening
to people, recognizing everybody's concerns, seeing other
points of views and then making decisions" sounds nice but it is useless
with the Republicans --- Bob Dole even voted against the healthcare bill that he
introduced after the Republican strategy became to
oppose any healthcare plan !
The true problem is the unrelenting Republican partisanship. Right
election in 1992, Dole said that he would oppose
Clinton's policies, in contrast to
the Democrats who started playing
nice with Bush even while Gore was contesting
the Florida results !
We need a Democrat who will respond to criticism by the media and the
by saying "blow me" rather than apologizing or compromising
every single time!
"No question that we again and again and again asked for everything,
and we needed it, and we weren’t given it. And so, the only conclusion
we can draw is it was withheld from us. And that can only be seen to me
as an attempt to impede our investigation."
9-11 Whitewash Commission Chairman Thomas Kean, Link
Hey Tom, if it took you this many years to figure out that Bush was impeding your investigation,
then there's no wonder why he picked you and Lee "Whitewash" Hamilton for the job.
Or, consider sending a check bartcop.com PO Box 54466 Tulsa, OK 74155
Vulgar Pigboy Quotes - guest smackdowns by Mac
"Broadcasting from high atop the EIB building in midtown Manhattan."cCa
-- The delusional Pigboy who might as well be speaking from the Emerald City
because that doesn't exist either. There is no such thing as the "EIB building" in New York.
"I was hoping that it wasn't going to come to this kind of thing."
-- The Methane factory, trying to relinquish himself of the unwelcome burden of talking
about himself (again) because Ed Rollins and John McCain are trying to distance their party
from Rush by saying things like, "He's just an entertainer" and, "Nobody takes him seriously."
"I am a conservative first. I am not a Republican first. It matters."
-- Dope, divorce and the support of off shore brothels or homosexual sex in public bathrooms,
mass corruption, cover-up and the unbridled destruction of our Constitutional facilities.
"I'm just an amatuer observer out here, folks. I'm just watching it go by as you do."
-- Piggy Pigboy, who repeatedly belittles his listeners by calling them "rank amatuers"
while propping himself as a "highly trained broadcast professional," and their,
"guiding beacon," going through the confusion that accompanies syphylitic insanity.
There are lots of Hillary videos going around--most are bad, in bad taste
or just cheap anti-Hillary slams with a string of unflattering or doctored photos.
But a new Hillary video just went online that's actually worth watching.
Unlike the "official" Celine Dion tune, "The Hillary Song" features a soulful
performance by R&B singer Michelle Jacques of Chelle! & Friends, with the
San Francisco rock band ARIEL. It has a positive vibe (something almost
unheard of in politics these days) -- and the video is stylishly done to resemble
a James Bond movie trailer. It's a fun watch whether you're a Hillary fan or not.
The band--who wrote/produced the song and created the video--also did the
enormously popular anti-Bush ditty "A Wartime President Song", which was
released just before the 2004 election, some 650,000 downloads ago.
The Bush administration scrambled Thursday with the implications of Bhutto's
assassination after investing significant diplomatic capital in promoting reconciliation
between her and President Pervez Musharraf.
While awaiting formal confirmation of Bhutto's death in an attack on an election rally,
U.S. officials - who had labored to promote stability in the nu-cu-ler country that
an anti-terrorism ally - huddled to assess the impact of Bhutto's death just two
legislative elections in the turbulent nation in which her party was expected to do well.
"Certainly, we condemn the attack on this rally," said deputy State Department spokesman
Tom Casey. "It demonstrates that there are still those in Pakistan who want to subvert
reconciliation and efforts to advance democracy." His statement was echoed by White
House spokesman Scott Stanzel, who is with the fake cowboy at his fake ranch in Texas.
In Crawford, Texas, Stanzel said Bush "has been informed about the situation in Pakistan.
He was told about it this morning during his regular briefing" and said the president was to
appear before reporters outside his ranch house here Thursday morning to look stupid.
It’s time for the American people to understand the game that is being played here.
Big media doesn’t want to tell the full story, of course, but I have heard first-hand
from editorial page editors who have told me they can cover any story, save one
- media consolidation - and that they have been instructed to stay away from that one.
That’s a story for another day, perhaps. Today’s story is a decision by the majority
unconnected to good policy and not even incidentally concerned with encouraging
media to make our democracy stronger. We’re not concerned with gathering valid data,
conducting good research or following the facts where they lead us.
Our motivations are less Olympian and our methodology far simpler: We generously
ask big media to sit on Santa’s knee, tell us what it wants for Christmas, and then push
through whatever of those wishes are politically and practically feasible. No test to see
if anyone’s been naughty or nice. Just another big shiny present for the favored few
who already own an FCC license - and a lump of coal for the rest of us. Happy holidays!
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