"The country that elected George Bush - sort
of - because he seemed like he'd be more fun to have a beer with than Gore or
Kerry, is really getting its comeuppance.
-- Gail Collins,
NY Whore Times Link
Are we about to make the same mistake three times in a row?
Are we going to elect a guy who'd we rather have a beer with?
Wall Street is bracing itself for another week of
roller-coaster trading after more than $300 billion
was wiped off the US equity markets on Friday following
the emergency funding package 1/5 of a trillion dollar welfare plan for the super-rich put
together to rescue Bear Stearns.
One UK economist warned that the world is now close
to a 1930s-like Great Depression,
while New York traders said they had never experienced
such fear. The Fed's emergency
funding procedure was first used in the Depression and
has rarely been used since.
A Goldman Sachs trader in New York said: 'Everyone
is in a total state of shock, aghast at what
is happening. No one wants to talk, let alone deal; we're
just standing by waiting. Everyone is
nervous about what is going to emerge when trading starts
These super-rich Wall Street bastard made billions in profit - where'd
that money go?
Why are we bailing out the super-rich when gas is costing $60 a tank?
You aren't really suggesting that Geraldine's comments
were unremarkable, are you?
I think "remarkable" is a good word for what she said.
What she said didn't seem to make sense - any idea what she meant to
I found them very offensive, and she's hurt the Clinton
campaign by spewing her racial nonsense.
What was it she said that offended you?
She made similar comments about Jesse Jackson in 1988,
and you have what appears to be
a die-hard racist speaking out during the critical period
of Hillary's quest for the nomination.
Obviously she didn't INTEND to be racist, so what do you think she intended to
I haven't made up my mind yet (the PA primary is still
weeks away), but this kind of crap
isn't going to encoutage me to vote for Senator Clinton. She
needs to distance herself
from the likes of Ferrarro, or she can kiss the nomination "good-bye".
The Managing Editor of TIME Whore Magazine told Chris the Screamer
that his reporter Mark Halperin was sitting on the scoop that John Edwards
was waiting for the right time to announce his endorsement of
What kills me about this, is I keep hearing female
talking heads refer to Spitzer's
call girl as a "poor confused young woman". Puhleeze,
give me a break!
I've seen shots of the front door of the apartment
building the girl lives in.
She knew exactly what she was doing for $2200 an hour.
I have no sympathy for her at all, and these idiot
women on the news who think she was
taken advantage of are kidding themselves. If anything,
she was probably grossly overpaid.
From what I've heard from my fellow Jerseyans in her
hometown, she wasn't all that special.
Dee in NJ
Dee, I'm sure it works both ways.
There are pros making $50K per week and there are
who have to do disgusting things for $20 to feed their
Three weeks ago, his 30 Rock co-star
Tina Fey did a pro-Hillary rant on SNL.
Many observers think her rant forced the Whore Media
to play a little more fair.
Saturday, Tracy Morgan gave a 4-minute, G-rated pro-Obama
rebuttal that's comedy gold.
If you like Hillary, you'll laugh.
If you like Obama, you'll laugh harder.
The Mann Act specifically employs the phrase "under
the age of eighteen",
so you won't find a whole lot of well-minded people calling
for it's repeal.
When it was passed in 1910, more states had lower
so it wasn't uncommon for a guy from Cincinnati (where
the age of consent was 16)
to pack his l'il 14-year-old side dish onto a train for
a half-hour ride to a Kentucky
hotel (where the age of consent was 14.)
Effectively, the Mann Act preserve's a state's sovereignty
over age of consent - otherwise,
as transportation improved, age of consent would be a
Without the Mann Act today, West Virginia (where the
age of consent was 12
not too long ago) would be a pedophile's Disneyland.
Self-Appointed Bartcop Akron Bureau Chief
Having Fifty sets of state laws is stupid.
Are we the United States?
Or are we the fifty states north of Mexico?
"They (the Obama campaign) have played the race
card time after time after time. The campaign has a goal, which is to attack
Hillary. They have to find a way and they can't do it on experience, on issues,
so they ...came up with this."
-- Geraldine Ferraro, tired of being called
a racist, Link
In a 90-minute interview with Tribune reporters and
editors, Obama disclosed that Rezko had raised more for Obama's earlier political
campaigns than previously known,
gathering as much as $250,000 for
the first three offices he sought.
"The mistake, by the way, was not just engaging in
a transaction with Tony because
he was having legal problems. The mistake was because
he was a contributor and
somebody who was involved in politics."
That's a good question Bart, but the Obama supporters
say Hillary is destroying the Party .
Between the Republican and the Obama supporters I don't
see how she can stand all the
garbage they throw at her . Their ridiculous charge that
she has run a racist campaign is over the top.
She deserves more respect from Democrats than that
. The endless attacks by his
supporters will make it hard for a Hillary supporter
to vote for him if he gets the nomination.
My hope is they will forgive him and his supporters and
give him their vote simply because
McCain is nothing but Bush Light
Mike in Mesa AZ
"I'm going to throw the remote at the TV if one
more news twink says, "When we come back, we'll look into what drives a
man like Spitzer to risk it all..." Oh yes, let's convene a panel of experts for
that. Let me help you: because he wants to get his nut off! Stop with all
the analysis! Stop overthinking this: people need sex, and married people generally aren't getting
-- Bill Maher Link
Certainly a candidate is supposed to try to marginalize
his opponent on things like the opponent's
qualifications or record, but attempting to marginalize
him on the basis of his RACE is WRONG.
Bart, I'm sick over this pissing contest the mainstream
media has invented.
Geraldine Ferraro was 100% spot-on with her comment.
Is there anybody who can say
if he were to run the identical campaign as a white man
he would still be the front runner?
You and Ferraro might be right, but her comments were
as clear as the Second Amendment.
I have no damn idea what she meant, but you could very
well be right.
The mainstream media is just finishing the job they
started 16 years ago - destroying the Clintons.
And the idiotic, shoot-themselves-in-the-foot, couldn't-win-an-election-if-they-were-the-only
-ones-running Democrats are not only allowing it to happen,
but are destroying the legacy of
Bill Clinton's presidency in the process.
Good point. Every attack on Bill reminds voters that
even the best of Democratic
presidents were nothing more than petty, racist losers
- that helps the bad guys.
If anyone thinks Obama would be where he is if he
I've got 2 words for you......John Edwards.
I've been posting at DailyKos for nearly 4 years
now and started writing diaries
in support of Hillary back in June of last year.
Over the past few months I've noticed
that things have become progressively more abusive toward
my candidate and her supporters.
I've put up with the abuse and anger because I've
always believed in what our on-line
community has tried to accomplish in this world.
DailyKos is not the site it once was thanks to the
abusive nature of certain members.
I will not be posting at DailyKos effective immediately.
I will not help drive up traffic
or page-hits as long as my candidate - a good and
fine DEMOCRAT - is attacked in
such a horrid and sexist manner
Alegre, you could post on the BartBlog.
It's not nearly as big as Kos, but it's hate-free.
Sidebar: I won't say which mega-site I saw
this on, but one poster started a thread
with something like, "My
feet sure do stink" and
it had 541 replies last time I looked.
I have to work really hard to get 541 clicks - life
is not fair.
Reading it, I saw complaints about political correctness,
a request for the return of the Frito Bandito
and other antiquated stereotypes, apologia for Jimmy
the Greek and a mass defense of Ferraro's
comments where she implied that Obama is only successful
in his bid so far because he's black
(I don't know how that is defensible and doesn't it sound
hauntingly like Limbuagh's comment
about Donovan McNabb a few years back?). I thought I
had accidentally pulled up a Republican site,
because these are the very things that they have been
whining about for years, but no, it was bartcop.com.
Is this the sound white, presumably liberal, democrats
make when they feel their backs are against the wall?
Mal, the truth doesn't change, no matter what the atmosphere is.
The truth is - political correctness CAN go too far.
Jimmy the Greek was fired for saying slave owners wanted strong slaves.
Ferraro was trying to make sense of the Obama phenomenon.
Rush hates Black people and brought that to his "dream job" and got fired.
You seem to be saying anyone not on the Obama bandwagon can't be
a good Democrat.
Issue 2126 had 86 sections that you could complain about.
You didn't like two of those sections, so you thought I'd turned Republican?
If I got 84 of 86 right on a test, I'd get an A+, but you'd give me an F?
Ferraro got it right when she said
that race has made a difference with Obama. He has gotten a
free ride from much of the media. His paper
thin voting record, lack of experience, zig zag stances
on foreign policy issues, Republican lite
positions on health care and the sub prime housing crisis,
repeated subtle going negative against
Hillary while giving himself a plausible deniability out and
insuring that Clinton gets dumped on when
she hits back has been blatantly obvious.
The media and much of the public have
kept hands off him in part out of sheer terror of being
branded racist and in part out of hatred
for Clinton. Ferraro called the media sexist and said
that America has a huge problem with a
woman running for president.
The Obama camp screamed bloody murder
at Ferraro´s brave and very accurate remarks.
Ferraro did not engage in personal name
calling against Obama but rather made a blunt political
comparison between the double standard
treatment Clinton´s campaign has gotten versus Obama´s.
I am sure there are many people in your voting district
that laid a loved one to death
after the terrorist attack on Oklahoma City. I kind of
doubt you'll find one of them that will agree with you.
I was five years old when my mother died. I remember
what a beautiful, wise, and remarkable woman she was.
I miss her. Your harsh words and misguided beliefs brought
me to tears, because you told me that my mother's
killer was a better person than a group of people that
are seeking safety and tolerance for themselves.
As someone left motherless and victimized by terrorists,
I say to you very clearly you are absolutely wrong.
I didn't know that we WERE divided until the Obama
supporters and the progressive sites who
supported him started mimicking the MSM in their hate
campaign against Clinton. I was planning
on supporting the Dem candidate whoever he/she was. However
I'm rethinking that position since
the only way Obama supporters do to show he should be
the candidate is tear down Clinton and
smear her reputation through
You're not alone in the Hillary camp. I
went for her experience.
Like you, I can't understand all the Clinton
hatred at all.
I love your radio shows AND your page.
Here's a photo of me (GW Bush) with our pro-Impeachment
Rep Gwen Moore at a rally yesterday.
This week, call the Judiciary Committee
(and Wexler, Conyers and Pelosi)
to start Impeachment hearings. It CAN be done!
Debbie in Milwaukee
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A writer's strike at DailyKos is the latest symptom
of a fast-moving infection in the progressive
blogosphere - the all-too-real political fissure driven
by online bullying that shows no signs of healing
by August. Does this virtual walk-out presage the real
thing in Denver? Too early to tell, but the real
anger among Democratic bloggers who do not ardently support
Barack Obama swats down the
dismissive conventional wisdom of "they'll come back
in the end" - at least for now.
DKos blogger Alegre led the walk-out with a passionate
diary that expressed the deep disappointment
many Democrats who dare to support Clinton over Obama
feel during this long and tumultuous cycle:
While Eliot Spitzer was paying an escort $4,300 in
a hotel room in Washington, just down the road,
Bush's new Fed Chairman was secretly handing
over $200,000,000,000 in a tryst with loan
Both acts were wanton, wicked and lewd. But there's
a BIG difference.
Spitzer was using his own checkbook. Bush's man
Bernanke was using ours.
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