"Sen. Obama has a big heart, and that heart is in the right place.
He's such a
feel-good kinda guy, I get the sense that, if elected,
the Republicans will eat him for breakfast." -- Michael Moore, Link
Hillary’s campaign is signaling that a second Clinton presidency will follow the
look-to-the-future, don’t-worry-about-accountability approach toward Republican
wrongdoing that marked Bill Clinton’s years in office.
That is a wild interpretation of the facts - something Parry has only begun lately.
While Parry seems immune from the "Israeli insanity" that ruins so many friendships,
he seems to have fallen victim to the crowd-pleasing, cash-flow-increasing
"blame Hillary for everything" style of journalism. It would do Parry well to be
reminded that every "signal" he receives isn't a guarantee that a signal was sent.
That was the significance of former President Clinton’s remarkable Dec. 17 comment
that his wife’s first act in the White House would be to send Bill Clinton and George
H.W. Bush on an around-the-world mission to repair America’s damaged image.
No, that's an inference received by a man who doesn't want Hillary to be president.
“The first thing she intends to do is to send me and former President Bush and a number
of other people around the world to tell them that America is open for business and
cooperation again,” said Bill Clinton, who has accompanied the senior Bush on
international humanitarian missions over the past several years.
Bill and Bush the Smarter raised a lot of money and awareness for tsunami victims.
I wonder if Bill knew how often he'd be attacked for that humanitarian gesture?
What was perhaps most stunning about the remark was its assumption that
would be impressed that the country’s two dominant political dynasties
would team up
in early 2009 to tidy up some of the mess created by the headstrong
son of the senior
dynasty, the Bush Family.
Damn, now you can tell us what Bill's asumptions are?
Mr. Parry, have you ever been to Vegas?
If you can really read minds, you need to play high stakes poker there.
You could easily make $100,000 an hour - if you can really read minds.
First, Bill has a history of going "off point" and saying things that, we'll say,
were less than well-thought out. The fact that Poppy opted out right away proves
it was a spontaneous remark, not the unveiling of some joining of dynasties.
Second, as someone who is Hillary-hate-free, I read that as an attack on W,
saying her first act as president would be to try to restore our good reputation.
But Parry saw that as a signal that America should be impressed by the team-up?
The Bushes and the Clintons – who have held pieces of the nation’s executive power
for more than a quarter century dating back to Bush’s election as VP
in 1980 – essentially
would be keeping matters within the board rooms of the Washington Establishment.
I there anybody left in America who follows politics who doesn't know that
a Bush or Clinton
on the ticket every election since 1980?
It's as original as "Paris Hilton is famous for being famous."
Since that's old news - and has been for a long, long time, why does a guy like Parry
mention the too-obvious-by-far cliche? Does typing that sentence release dopamine
in the brains of those who can't stand the Democratic front-runner?
In responding to Bill Clinton’s remark, George H.W. Bush issued a statement
he would not join in any slap at his son’s foreign policy. That also
means Hillary’s “first thing”
is unthinkable if her new administration were
trying to exact any
accountability from George
W. Bush for his wrongdoing.
Wait a minute - YOU are the one who assigned those wild motives to her.
Once you've done that, you attack her for having "unthinkable" intentions?
If you had stuck to the facts, there'd be no "unthinkable" intentions to explain. YOU build a house of straw cards and then show us how poorly it's built?
Poppy's instant disavowal proves you're off-target, but somehow, you use your
Olympic-qualifying leaps to discredit a point that never was made - except by you.
And why would any politician announce a year in advance that she was going to
hold extensive hearings on the crimes of the previous administration? If you think
the GOP will go all out to stop her now, think how much farther they'd go if it
meant hearings and maybe prison for the loyal Bushies if Hillary came into power?
Parry then goes on to mention, I believe for the FOURTH TIME,
should have known in 1993 what the GOP would do in 1998.
Rudy has his 9-11 fixation, Lou Dobbs hates Mexicans, and Bob Parry
is here to remind us about The Wabac Crimes of Bill Clinton.
Damn, I miss the old Robert Parry - the one who couldn't read minds.
"The case has a whiff of the Watergate scandal that deposed Nixon in 1974.
For example, the idea that the administration is investigating itself is strange.
In Watergate, that strangeness led the independent prosecutor to investigate.
Newly confirmed Attorney General Michael Mukasey has already demonstrated
which side he is on by refusing to turn over requested documents to congress.
He also is on record that the Constitution puts the president above the law
-- and that he does not know whether waterboarding constitutes torture.
Where does the administration find such people so lacking in a moral compass
or even an understanding of the constitutional powers of the presidency?"
Where does Bush find immoral morons?
From the oil and gas industries, of course.
"The Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the destruction
of CIA interrogation videotapes and Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey
appointed an outside prosecutor to oversee the case.
The CIA admitted that it destroyed videos of officers torturing two al Qaeda suspects.
admission sparked a congressional inquiry and a preliminary investigation by Justice. The decision to elevate the investigation was based on the results so far.
Unka Dick, is this really the end?
Are we all going to prison?
I'm a-scared, Unka Dick.
Could we at least be bunkin' buddies in prison?
What if the inmates find out I'm bi-saxual?
Will I get passed around like a pack of Camels?
How effective were the Clintons for me?
Well, they worked their asses off so that the whole country benefited from the tech boom
and the whole world loved us and the WTC attack under the Clinton administration was a
failure and its perps convicted and still rotting in jail.
Under a Republican only the uber-rich benefit from the multi-trillion dollar war in Iraq.
The rest of the planet dies and gets in debt for it. The question is… the question is…
were you better off eight years ago than you are now? Was the planet better off eight years
ago than now? If so, vote for Clintons, they are hard working and flexible and will adapt
their program to the future. If you like Jan 20, 2001 until now, then vote for a Bush clone.
Use this portal and they'll send bartcop.com four cents from each dollar you spend.
"If our nominee is either not conservative and is pandering to the left trying
get some of their votes, or if our nominee is so afraid of his record that he’s
on identity politics to get votes or if our nominee decides that the only way
win is to go out and pick off some libs in the northeast and out in the west,
it’s going to be a bloodbath." -- Der Vulgar Schwein, predicting a bloodbath for the Fascists
So Rush, who's your boy?
Rudy is a gay-loving, gun-grabbing abortionist, you've always hated McCain,
you've come to hate Huckabee, that leaves former gay-loving, gun-grabbing,
abortionist,Romney (sound familiar, Rush?)
and Grandpa Tennessee Tuxedo
The wife hired scores of servants to help take care of her rich husband. Then she hired
someone to tail him. Margaret Scaife (whose friends call her Ritchie) suspected Richard
Mellon Scaife (who everybody calls "A Dick") of committing adultery, so she enlisted
the services of an investigator. It was a private act that would have public consequences.
Richard Mellon Scaife is a member of PittsburgH’s storied Mellon clan, whose eponymous
bank made the family a 19th-century fortune with Gulf Oil Corporation. Scaife, who owns
several newspapers and senators, is a major backer of conservative causes; his political
donations fueled the rise of the New Right and its moral crusade against Bill Clinton,
making Dick the central figure in The Hunting of the President. In the 1990s, his gift
of $1.8 million to The American Spectator funded investigations into Bill Clinton’s
personal life, including David Brock’s fabricated “Troopergate scandal,” which led to
Paula Jones’s sexual-harassment suit against the president and eventually, rhinoplasty.
In December of 2005, the private detective proved Ritchie’s fears to have been well founded:
he took pictures showing the 75-year-old scumbag with a woman named Tammy Vasco,
a tall, blonde 43-year-old prostitute. The pair was photographed at Doug’s Motel near
PittsburgH, where rooms rent for $49 a night, or $31 for three hours.
What a sight that must've been.
Right-wing Uber-millionaire Richard Mellon Scumbag was caught screwing some
at some fleabag, by-the-hour no-tell motel on urine-stained mattresses.
Why is the smell of urine an aphrodesiac for Republicans?
"An enemy without borders. Hate without boundaries. A people perverted.
A religion betrayed. A nuclear power in chaos. Madmen bent on creating it.
Leaders assassinated. Democracy attacked. And Osama still making threats.
In a world where the next crisis is a moment away...America needs a leader who’s ready."
Just watched JFK last night; it'd been a while since I saw it (oliver stone, Costner, etc...).
As I watched it, I couldn't help thinking what it would've been like if it were
and not JFK; so many poignant quotes that would fit, damned scary...you gotta
and keep 9-11 in the back of yer head all the while and the dialogue just starts fitting, line by line...
"One may smile, and smile, and be a villain."
As many say, "keep swinging the hammer."
Mike and Kathy
Five years after passage of a federal law to create electronic registration databases
to deter voter fraud, the new technology is posing hurdles that could disenfranchise
thousands of legal voters, a USA TODAY examination finds.
From Florida to Washington, voters have been challenged because names or numbers
on their registration forms did not exactly match other government databases, such as
Social Security and motor vehicle agencies. "We know that eligible people have been
thrown off the rolls," says Justin Levitt, a lawyer with the Brennan Center for Justice
at New York University School of Law.
The databases are only as good as the information fed into them by applicants and
election officials. That can lead to human errors as well as variations from state to state.
Colorado, for instance, knocked nearly 20% of its voters off the rolls between the 2004
and 2006 elections. Arkansas purged 3%, according to Election Assistance Commission data.
Will the Democrats fix this problem while they still have time?
Or will they petition some judge 3 weeks before the election like in 2004?
How about that Cali-trickery where the Fascists get part of the electoral total?
Has that been trampled down yet?
Why can't Democrats learn? They shouldn't need some Okie
with an IQ of 64 to explain their each and every move to them.
"Kids watch the White House and there have been failures in the past
- if you
go back to the Clinton years and recognize that had an enormous
impact on the culture of our country."
--Mittens Romney from his new book, "The Blow Job that Ruined America
and The War that Made Her Great Again."Link
Excerpt: A Roman Catholic priest was arrested on perjury charges Wednesday,
accused of lying about his relationship with a mobster in testimony to a
grand jury investigating a casino owner's possible ties to organized crime.
The Rev. Joseph Sica, 52, was arrested outside his home in Scranton and
taken to a court hearing in Harrisburg, where he was released on $20,000
unsecured bail. He is an adviser to Mount Airy Casino Resort owner Louis
DeNaples, who is the subject of the grand jury investigation.
Sica declined to speak to reporters as he left the courthouse Wednesday.
Sica's arrest is the first to result from the Dauphin County grand jury probe,
which is focused on whether DeNaples misled the Pennsylvania Gaming
Control Board when he said he had no connections to organized crime.
I already saw this movie - it's called Godfather III.
"If that’s the case, 'thank you'. You’re doing the Lord’s work." -- Mike Huckabee, thanking 700 bloggers who, he said, were responsible for
keeping his campaign alive by clogging up the wireless system in Des Moines
so that reporters couldn’t file any more 'bad' stories about him Link
Huckabee and Rudy are both wet dreams come true for comedians
but I don't know if America could survive either of them after being
weakened by the 8-year looting and murder spree of the BFEE.
HENRY PAULSON HAS DIED AFTER BEING SHOT IN THE CHEST
TOP AIDE TO VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY SHOT DEAD AT CLOSE RANGE
Wednesday 2 January 2008 02:18
UPDATE, 5.00PM 2ND JANUARY 2008:
Henry M. Paulson, the Secretary of the United States Treasury, died today from gunshot wounds
suffered as described in this report. The State Department have confirmed this to sources in touch
with this service. We do not know, and it may never be known, whether Paulson was shot dead
'in the course of duty' given that he had continually committed gross treason in time of war and
had repeatedly (we are informed) been warned of the consequences if he did not cease and desist.
Were you trying to catch me?
Were you trying to get me to run a false story so I'd look bad?
Well, we don't need any help in that department, thank you.
If it's a story about a wrecker falling off a cliff while trying to rescue another wrecker,
you might get me because who gives a flying monkey damn if it really happened?
But when you start screaming, "They shot Tres-Sec Paulsen!"
the kind of story I'm going to be sure about vefore I'll print it.
Trying to get Ol' Bart to publish a fake story.
What do you think this is, the New York Whore Times?
Or, consider sending a check bartcop.com PO Box 54466 Tulsa, OK 74155
"Romney says Bush has freed us from our dependence on foreign oil.
Now that we occupy iraq, it's considered domestic oil."
"Kenya's president stole an election, riots, chaos and 43 dead so far
isn't news because that's what we should have been doing in 2000.
Hats off to them,
real patriots.. not like us pussies that don't stand up for what's right."
Peregrin is posting the best 'toons he can find on the Bart Blog!
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That looks like LBJ and Katherine Harris.
Got this from the BartBlog.
Have you seen all the great toons posted there?
The sister-state-with-a-good-personality that advertises as a tourist trap the actual
Field of Dreams from the eponymously-titled 1989 film primps its porky self every
four years and welcomes in the gentlemen callers and call girls of the Official National
News Media, the camp followers of the dingy foam of beady-eyed political pros and
effervescent caucus volunteers that cling like barnacles to the campaigns of the
Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, their carnival-colored buses,
turgid classic rock anthems, and overbearing optimism blaring with certainty that
Something Wicked This Way Comes. “Open wide, Iowa, while I shove my
meglomaniacal happy-face ersatz altruism down your throat,” is the tacit campaign
slogan of every candidate, no matter in what slot in the political roulette wheel the
ideological ball has fallen.
People who hate The People never sleep. In 2006 Congress passed the National Defense
Authorization Act, which overturns the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which prohibited
the use of combat troops on the soil of the United States. For the first time in 128 years,
the president can declare martial law in case of a hurricane, riot or terrorist attack.
In May 2007 Bush attached a National Security Presidential and Homeland Directive to
the National Defense Authorization Act. In case of a "national emergency"--the president
could declare it without consulting anyone--he could suspend the Constitution and appoint
an unelected provisional government under a "national continuity coordinator."
To an optimist, America's brushes with fascism seem like comforting evidence that the
system works. Despite it all, the First Amendment remains in force. Few Americans feel
threatened by government tyranny. Few worry about getting shot by trigger-happy soldiers
or being detained in concentration camps (unless they're flood victims in New Orleans).
So why does a democracy need fascist schemes like Reagan's Rex-84 Alpha Explan
(a FEMA plan to put American protesters against a planned Nicaraguan war into camps)?
Because American democracy is an iron fist in a velvet glove, a glove that's becoming
I disagree with Ted's "Repubs and Dems are both guilty" approach.
If everybody's responsible, then nobody is responsible.
BTW, where is Clinton's private army, Clinton's $2T deficit, Clinton's Constitutional
fake invasion and real rape of an oil country with his oil buddy friends?
None of that exists because both sides are not the same.
Ted gets riled up, and that's good, but I suggest that we attack
and the jaywalkers with different amounts of force.
The chaos spreading across nuclear-armed Pakistan after Bhutto's assassination is
of the price for Bush’s duplicity about al-Qaeda’s priorities, including the old canard
that the terrorist group regards Iraq as the “central front” in its global war against the West.
Through repetition of this claim – often accompanied by Bush’s home-spun advice about
the need to listen to what the enemy says – millions of Americans believe that Osama and
other al-Qaeda leaders consider Iraq the key battlefield.
However, intelligence evidence, gathered from intercepted al-Qaeda communications,
indicate that bin Laden’s high command views Iraq as a valuable diversion for U.S.
military strength, not the “central front.”
For instance, as the Iraq War was heating up in 2005, a letter attributed to al-Qaeda’s
second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri asked if the embattled al-Qaeda operatives in Iraq
might be able to spare $100,000 to relieve a cash squeeze facing the group’s top leaders
in hiding, presumably inside Pakistan near the Afghan border.
Instead of money going from Pakistan to Iraq, the cash was flowing the opposite way.
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