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 Tuesday   Oct 7, 2008    Vol 2223 -  Dry-hopped

Quote of the Day

"We don't throw the first punch, 
   but we'll throw the last."
       -- Obama, poised to win,   Link


In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow Map Swings to Obama 
Arrow What Bush Inherited HOT
Arrow The GOP's Ugly Roots
Arrow McCain's Ugly Core HOT
Arrow Obama Lead Widens HOT
Arrow The End of Ignorance? 
Arrow Tina Fey, Kevin Farley 
Arrow Best Ad of the Year? 



"This was the largest single act of class warfare in the modern history of this country. 
It is a direct attack on the American people's ability to be able to stabilize their homes 
and their neighborhoods. This single vote will define the careers of everyone. We are 
back to taxation without representation, to markets that are openly rigged."
     -- Dennis Kucinish, on the "Democrats' Bailout Betrayal,"   Link

 I wish Dennis had mentioned what his ideas were for saving the economy.
 Saying "We need to find a way to help Wall Street pay for its own problems.
 Why make the taxpayers pay?'' doesn't help much when the house is burning.

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Electoral Map Swings towards Obama
A two trillion dollar meltdown works against the incumbent party


Obama at 264: A week after Obama's poll numbers spiked in battleground states and after McCain
announced they were leaving Michigan, Obama has opened up a nearly 100-point electoral-vote lead. 
Obama now has a 264-174 advantage over McCain, up from his 212-174 edge last week. The changes 
are all in Obama's direction: We've moved Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin 
from Toss-up to Lean Obama. Also, every single Toss-up state is now a red state, and we are close to 
moving another red state -- Missouri -- to the Toss-up column. But let's remember: This is where the 
RACE IS RIGHT NOW, not where we expect the race to be in a month

But what can happen to change the damage Bush/McCain have caused the stock market?

Who expects the market to go up 4,000 points in 4 weeks?
Who expects Afghanistan and Iraq to be victories for America in 4 weeks?
Who expects Gramps and Gidget to take a giant leap towards science and logic?

Note: Bush has so screwed up/stolen everything, 
we're losing Bill Clintons's stock market gains, too.

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Jan 20th, 2001 - What Bush Inherited


Clinton will be credited, most of all, for delivering a strong economy on the heels of the Bush recession. 
If nothing else, he was smart enough to keep Alan Greenspan at the Fed, place Robert Rubin at Treasury, 
and stay out of their way. The result: the longest period of economic expansion in American history. 

In 1993, unemployment hovered at a dangerous 7.3 percent; today, it's a record low 4 percent. 
The Dow-Jones was stuck in the 2000's; even with today's slowdown, it's soaring in the mid-10,000's. 

Wall Street didn't act alone. Its market confidence was inspired by rare fiscal discipline in Washington. 
Reagan and Bush promised to cut the federal deficit, but did not. Clinton promised, and did. 
He not only cut the deficit, he eliminated it - and replaced it with a record $455 billion surplus. 

Yet the Democrats treated him like f-ing poison all year, even calling him "a racist."
Obama is going to have to watch his back when he wins.

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 Subject: fighting back

Bart, for some reason you seem to think that the democrats are fighting back. 
I sent you a picture yesterday of Obama shining witch bitch's shoes. 

Yes, and I chose not to run that. If there's one new thing I learned this year, 
it's that Obama fans have no sense of humor - none at all - zero, zilch and nada.

They the repubs are doing the same thing over again and that is character assination. 
It works for them. Sticking to real issues is a losing move. 
The stupid of America (like 95%) is tuned to a Entertainment Tonight mind set. 

Yes, but Obama's IS going to win.
How do you argue with success, (except to say Obama got lucky?)

If we didn't have a two triollion dollar meltdown, things would be different.
But things are as they are so let's be prepared to accept victory with a smaile.

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"Absent a domestic terror attack the economy will remain the number one issue in the race, 
and there is little McCain can do stop Obama.  McCain will try to make issues of Bill Ayers 
and Tony Rezko and Rev. Wright, and that might hurt Obama around the margins -- but it will
not prevent him from winning. The economy is simply bigger than the rogues gallery that McCain 
is conjuring up.
      -- Howard Wolfson, Hillary's communications director,    Link

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 Subject: that Palin Debate flow chart

Hey Bart,

That Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart is by  Aden Nak at

That was well done - Aden deserves recognition.

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by  Bruce Yurgil

 Subject: helping Obama

Dear Bart,

Thanks for always having a great page to read when I need a lift...!!!

I have a suggestion to your readers.  PEOPLE...find the nearest Obama office 
and bring the volunteers a hot meal one time during these next 28 days until the
election or send out for pizza for them

Today, my local office group is getting meatball sandwiches. 
The food doesn't need to be fancy, just available for those folks who are slaving away 
trying to get Obama/Biden elected.  These volunteers and staff stay long hours and 
I'm sure everything would be appreciated.

You will be gratefully acknowledged...!!!

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The GOP's Ugly Roots


The man who incessantly talks about "honor" has checked his own at the door. Back in April, McCain
disavowed a North Carolina ad attacking Obama for his association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. 
"It's not the message of the Republican Party," McCain said. "It's not the message of my campaign. 
I've pledged to conduct a respectful campaign."

But that was before McCain faced imminent defeat. His "pledge" has turned out to be about as credible 
as his sudden incarnation as a lifelong enemy of Wall Street. On Monday, McCain rolled out a new TV ad, 
"Dangerous," that accuses Obama of being "dishonorable." "Who is Barack Obama?" a narrator ominously asks. 
"He says our troops in Afghanistan are 'just air-raiding villages and killing civilians.' How dishonorable."

Of course, this is an outrageous smear. Obama was simply pointing out the well-known fact that in fighting 
an insurgency, over-reliance on air power is counterproductive. That's because airstrikes inevitably result in 
civilian deaths, which turn the population against the side carrying them out. U.S. airstrikes and the ensuing 
civilian casualties are one of the biggest points of contention between the U.S. and Hamid Karzai's regime 
in Afghanistan, and they are a huge issue in Pakistan and Iraq as well."

Look for McCain to go CRAZY in tonight's debate.

All the cable channels are saying tonight is his last chance.
Rethugs aren't like Democrats - they don't lose with grace and dignity.

But you know Obama's going to be ready for this.
When McVain starts yelling "Tony Rezko and Rev Wright," Obama's going to reply with,
"America isn't concerned with personal smears - they want us to focus on the economy."

"I've blown this election and I'm 
 so mad I could crap my pants!"

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by the Wizard of Whimsy

McCain's Ugly Core


McCain -- speaking in New Mexico -- delivered one of the ugliest, nastiest, most invective-filled 
personality attacks a major candidate has ever delivered, blatantly designed to stoke raw racial 
resentments and depict Obama as a Manchurian candidate funded by secret Arab Terrorist sources
-- a truly unstable and hate-mongering rant filled with lines like these, delivered with an angry scowl 
to screaming, howling, booing throngs, while Cindy McCain stood behind him shaking her head in 
disgust at each fact she heard about the Black Terrorist daring to challenge her husband:

"I don't need any lessons in being honest with the American people, and if I did, I wouldn't seek it 
from a Chicago politician...There's much we don't know about Senator Obama. For a guy who has 
authored two memoirs, he's not exactly an open book. Who is the real Barack Obama?"

If this race was still in doubt, I'd want to make McCain eat those words with a giant spoon. 
But Obama should just keep saying. "Let's talk about the incredibly big financial mess
that Bush and McCain and the deregulators have gotten us into!"

So, at this point, I suggest Obama needs to coast.
Just keep talking about the economy and ignore the old man.

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 Subject: What is a Maverick?


With Winkin' Sarah talking about being part of a "team of mavericks,"  we really should think about
what "maverick" means.  I grew up in the Midwest, where the initial Maverick (Samuel Maverick, 
who worked to  keep Texas an independent country) was remembered as a cattle thief. 

He didn't brand his own cattle, and took anyone else's that hadn't  been branded, claiming the lack 
of a brand meant the cattle were his.   Maybe the GOP should change their theme to "a team of cattle thieves?"

Well, it might be more honest...

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Subject: important facts about the econ crash

From Clarence Swinney, Political historian


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Subject: 'the martials'

Bart, you wrote:

> I wonder if "the martials" would take orders from that failure of a pResident...

Bart, he's already fired every commander who wouldn't follow him straight into Armageddon.
It's all up to the volunteer troops now....
 Vic in Santa Fe

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Obama Lead Widens in Battleground States

The latest Fox News/Rasmussen Reports polling of five battleground states 
shows Obama has made significant gains in Colorado, Missouri and Florida.

These states were won by Fuhrer Bush and the Republicans four years ago. 

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Subject: Obama in Ashville


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Subject: Trudeau and awards

Trudeau gets Pulitzers, that no-talent hack who 
writes Mallard Fillmore gets DUI's (2 in 1 week).
   -Dan in Boulder

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Saw it on

The End of Aggressive Ignorance?


How surreal is life right now? Between a right-wing, government-loathing president insisting on 
bringing socialism to Wall Street, a Chatty Cathy doll running for VP, polls showing that still - still!
- people give McCain the edge on national security issues. And the TV pundits, against overwhelming 
evidence to the contrary, claim that the first presidential debate was "a tie." The country has gone crazy.

Nevertheless, there is a war being waged now, in the waning days of the Bush administration and the 
campaign, against the triumph of aggressive ignorance, a fabulous term I'm stealing from my nephew.

Aggressive ignorance defiantly shoves its utter lack of knowledge in your face and brays: 
"Facts? We don't need no stinkin' facts!"

After eight long years of anti-science drunkenness, America is starting to sober up.
The only way it'd be better was oif Obama was a realist, but I guess he has to be "all Godly"
to get the votes of the religiously insane, which is a majority in this backwards country.

You know that other nations, even undeveloped ones, laugh at America's insane fixation on 
some invisible ghost entity that never lived - how can America be so illogical and still be #1?

No wonder other nations are passing us in science and math.
We're too busy playing with that angel on our shoulder to think logically.

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Subject: stealing our votes

My opinion is that the vote caging/stealing thing is going to be the big issue (AGAIN) in this election. 
I am trying like hell to educate everyone I know about the subject, but living here in liberal Massachusetts, 
everyone agrees with me, or is already very knowledgeable.  However, I have written an "open letter" and 
posted it at   Also,, hosted by Greg Palast and RFJ Jr.
is an excellent source for information on the vote purge.  We can't let the fascists win AGAIN!

Your site, IMHO, is one of the best on the web for combining information and humor 
(swear to Koresh, we've gotta laugh). 
It's the first thing I look at on the web everyday. 
Thanks for keeping it going. 

Keep Swinging that Hammer,

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 "I don't care where stocks have been, I care where they're going, and I don't want
  people to get hurt in the market. I'm worried about unemployment, I'm worried about 
  purchases that you may need. I can't have you at risk in the stock market." 
    --  Jim Cramer,    Link

 Most TV pundits are saying "Hold onto your stocks, ride this out" but that flies in the face
 of all the big guys selling - which is why the prices are dropping so hard and fast.

 The smart money was betting on Bush to fail in the first place.
 When Clinton was president, you should've bet on America to succeed.
 But Bush has broken everything he's ever touched - the market is no execption.

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McCain's Iran-Contra Connection


McCain has past connections to a private group that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow 
the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair. McCain's ties are facing renewed scrutiny 
after his campaign criticized Obama for his link to a former radical who engaged in violent acts 40 years ago
when Obama was like, a kid.

The U.S. Council for World Freedom was part of an international organization linked to former Nazi 
collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. The group was dedicated to stamping out 
communism around the globe. The council's founder, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, said McCain 
became associated with the organization in the early 1980s as McCain was launching his political career in 
Arizona. Singlaub said McCain was a supporter but not an active member in the group.

"McCain was a new guy on the block learning the ropes," Singlaub told The Whore AP in an interview. 
"I think I met him in the Washington area when he was just a new congressman. We had McCain on the
board to make him feel like he wasn't left out. It looks good to have names on a letterhead who are 
well-known and appreciated."

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"Sometimes, I try to imagine what it will be like for McCain when this campaign is over, 
  and he realizes how completely he has destroyed his character and his honor. 
  I cannot imagine that it will seem worth it come December."
           -- Everyone with a brain

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Tina Fey = Big Ratings for SNL
 America wants to see the Moose Lady mocked


Once again, Tina Fey showed that she has cornered the market on Palin impersonations, 
and her insistence that the GOP ticket would be all "mavericky" gained wide traction on 
the Web where it could be seen in numerous video postings.

"SNL" averaged a 7.4 household rating/18 share in the metered market overnights. That's within 
a tenth of a rating point of its September 13 premiere, which was their highest-rated show in eight years. 
"SNL" is up 49 percent in the metered markets compared with the first four weeks of last season, 
as well as up 42 percent this past Saturday compared to episode No. 4 last season.

Tina Fey has never been hotter. Someone asked her how long she can keep doing Palin 
and she said, "I'm very busy, but we don't shoot (30 Rock) on Saturdays so I'm free."

I think Tina does a better Palin than Will Farrell did Der Monkey.

"American Carol" an unfunny political spoof 
  They tried to mock Michael Moore - they missed 


Arriving at least one election cycle too late, David Zucker's "An American Carol" uses the less-than-original 
tack of using Dickens' Yuletide classic to spoof left-wing politics and Michael Moore in particular. 

"Carol" squanders its comedic potential with a near-total absence of laughs. Audiences will be mostly stone-faced, 
though it's a pretty good bet that Moore will be laughing his ass off.  Actually, even those who find Moore's politics 
anathema will have some sympathy for the main character, none too imaginatively dubbed "Michael Malone" 
and played appealingly by Kevin Farley.

What a mistake for Kevin Farley to introduce himself this way. 
He looks enough like Chris that he could become another Jim Belushi 

but right now nobody thinks a fascist dog is funny - or likeable.
Besides, Michael Moore told the truth, so if you're anti-Moore...

Too bad, Kevin.
You blew your career before it even got started.

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They read it in Amsterdam, home of legal pot and hookers 

They read it in De Queen, Arkansas, where Bigfoot summers 

They read it in Parts Unknown, where Mickey Thomas's drummer is from

E Van Son reads it in Vilvoorde, Belgium

They read it in Passau, Bayern, Germany, where they make the aspirin 

  Want to sell stuff everywhere?

They have money - their economy isn't run by a religiously-insane moron.

 Why sell to America when you can sell to the world?

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 Iraq pumped 3.5M  barrels daily before Bush invaded
 and then they got their big Halliburton upgrades

Bush is stealing up to 6 million barrels of oil per day.
Since oil sells for $125 or more per barrel,
Bush is stealing $750,000,000 every day.

No wonder they were so eager to start a war,
It's the biggest theft in Earth's history but
our whore media is too busy to investigate.

4,176 brave men and women,
will never come home...


...all because of Bush's oil greed

Why are we there?
Because Iraq's oil wells have NO METERS!

Where's all that oil money going?

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