Excerpt: David Brooks (R-Handjob) spoke frankly about
the candidates Monday, calling Sarah Palin a
"fatal cancer to the Republican party" but describing
McCain and Obama as "the two best
candidates we've had in a long time."
Brooks praised Palin's natural political talent,
but said she is "absolutely not" ready to be president
or vice president. He explained, "The more I
follow politicians, the more I think experience matters,
the ability to have a template of things in your
mind that you can refer to on the spot, because believe me,
once in office there's no time to think or make
It always confuses me when a Republican whore (sorry, I repeat myself)
tells the truth.
Excerpt: In just over a decade these privately traded
Credit Default Swap contracts have ballooned from nothing
into a $54.6 trillion market. CDS are the fastest-growing
major type of financial derivatives. More important,
they've played a critical role in the unfolding
financial crisis. First, by ostensibly providing "insurance" on risky
mortgage bonds, they encouraged and enabled reckless
behavior during the housing bubble.
I thought that first $850B was supposed to solve our problems.
Long time ago, I learned how to speak to a car mechanic.
He'd say, "Your car wouldn't start - because
you need a new battery."
And I learned to ask, "So a new battery will fix everything?"
Because if you don't, after the new battery fails to help, he'll say
"You need a new starter."
I learned to say, "But you said a new battery would fix everything." If you don't, he'll sell you a new starter and then say, "You
need new spark plug wires." Pretty soon, you have $350
in a car that still won't start - that's their game.
Before anybody gets another dime, let's ask what the total cost will
"I am surprised - we've been seeing some
pretty over-the-top attacks coming out of the McCain campaign over the last
several days that he wasn't willing to say it to my face." -- Obama, not
quite calling McCain a coward and a punk-ass girlieman,
Chimpy Stinson (yesterday) referred to lawsuits
filed after the upcoming election, possibly a reference
to lawsuits filed after the 2000 election, if
primates' memories are that good. The lawsuit that went to
the Supreme Court that put Commander Codpiece
in our White House was called Bush v. Gore. Which means the suit was brought by the BFEE,
not Al Gore.
The Bushies were the little crybabies who went
running to their mamas.
Maybe you need to include a diagram of how to
peel a banana in every issue.
These monkeys ain't getting their brain food.
Duke of URL
Excerpt; Now come GOP apologists to identify the real
perps of the Wall Street meltdown: Jimmy Carter,
Bill Clinton, feckless black folks, Mexican Americans
and U. S. Rep. Barney Frank, who's evidently
been covertly running Wall Street all this time.
See, while you fretted over Bush screwups in Iraq,
Afghanistan and New Orleans, a sinister, dusky
cabal built a speculative bubble in ghetto real
estate. Overpriced luxury condos were constructed with
borrowed money in fashionable Harlem, Watts and
the south side of Chicago; also, downtown Atlanta,
Newark, St. Louis, Detroit, Memphis and Philadelphia.
In Monopoly terms, the entire U. S. economy
drained into a black hole of defaulted loans
on Baltic and Mediterranean.
So how come you haven't heard this before ? Maybe
because you don't spend enough time watching
FOX News or listening to GOP talk radio. In those
precincts, the real cause of the national (and world )
financial debacle turns out to be an obscure
1977 law known as the Community Reinvestment Act, or CRA."
Note: Gene Lyon columns should always be read in their entirety.
For my money, Gene's the best we've got.
He always tells the truth and he's never called Hillary "Nixon
without the manners." Just kidding, Joe.
> "So, at this point, I suggest Obama needs
to coast. > Just keep talking about the economy
and ignore the old man."
It's that Rope-A-Dope strategy that I am reasonably
sure was mentioned here first.
(I've since heard Blitzer, Tweety, Olbermann
and others use that same description.
More evidence that EVERYONE reads bartcop.)
I think now you might be willing to admit that
there isn't always a need
to fight fire with fire (I find that water works
best against fire).
Election prediction: McCain knocks self
out in 10th.
Swing it, man
Dave in Joisey
Dude, it's all in the timing.
When you're behind the protege of the WPE who
is running on a failed war and a failed economy
with six weeks to go and you're not throwing
any punches, rope-a-dope is not a good strategy.
But when you're ahead by 8 and the economy crashes
and you're 26 days from victory,
rope-a-dope is winning strategy and I fully support
a no-fumble ground game from here on.
That's why Michelle on Larry King was a "Hail
Mary" that wasn't needed.
"I thought Senator McCain started out very
strong when he said we have to address this financial crisis by having a plan
to buy up all of the bad mortgages in the country showed real compassion and empathy
there..." -- Judas Maximus,
whoring for McCain and ABC/Disney Corp, Link
Hi Bartcop, man you need to get positive. I get
that you are in Texas and all,
where no doubt the language is florid, every
Why are you continuing to make the case that Bill
Clinton's good work did not fairly translate to
Hillary's effective but ultimately failed
primary strategy? There is no debate that Bill Clinton did
a great job, but why must Obama now "watch
his back," or, as other have intimated, should
"wait his turn?" Is it because Hillary is owed
Hillary's and Obama's platforms were so similar
that it is hard for me to reconcile such
"watch your back" predictions, as if one would
have to and the other not. If, god forbid, Obama
suffers "watch your backs" consequences,
Hillary, without hesitation, will be my candidate.
She did, and Obama continues to prove their ability.
Our current economic situation changes nothing.
A Democratic President is first and foremost.
John, I failed to be clear:
I was warning Obama that Democrats trash their
When McCain made his reference to "That one,"
all I could think of was the scene in Blazing
when Bart (Cleavon Little) meets Gov LePetomane
LePetomane looks at Bart and says, "Can't
you see that he's a ni...?" Eric X,
I thought it was even more dehumanizing - it reminded me of the scene
in The Godfather,
just before Vito gets shot, he's picking out fruit at a stand:
"That one, ...that one..."
So we must ask ourselves: Was it just a slip, something he might've said about anybody?
Or was he sending a signal to the GOP base, "Yeah,
I hate them, too."
"The next debate will be the most important
debate of the campaign - yet neither Obama nor McCain will be present. The next
debate is about what happens to conservatism after John McCain's defeat in November." -- David Kno,
Bart, to paraphrase the late Molly Ivins God help
us if George Bush does to America
what he did to Texas because everything he touches
turns to SHIT !
Tony, I think we're past that "if"
We tried to warn everybody.
For over eight years we've said Bush is a stupid
crook with oil greed behind him.
We've talked about the Bush Family's Hitler past,
their Hezbollah more-recent past
and his current deal with Osama to prevent any
attacks on the US mainland, but people
seemed to like the folksie brainless cowboy who
make decisions based on his gut,
and what would profit him the most, personally,
I heard others say - again and again - "Don't
let Bush Enron America," but the sheepy Dems at the bought-off media just
sat there and watched it happen.
Just like with Enron, they continued to insist
"The economy is sound,"
but in reality
it was all falling apart and $700B seems to be
just the First Step in our long recovery.
Excerpt: American voters are staggering under the worst
financial crisis since at least 1982. Assets are tumbling,
consumer spending is contracting, and a recession
is visibly on the way. This crisis follows upon seven years
in which middle-class incomes have stagnated
and Republican economic management has been badly tarnished.
Anybody who imagines that an election can be
won under these circumstances by banging on about William
Ayers and Jeremiah Wright is severely under-estimating
the electoral importance of pocketbook issues.
We conservatives are sending a powerful, inadvertent
message with this negative campaign against Obama's
associations and former associations: that we
lack a positive agenda of our own and that we
don't care about the economic issues that are worrying American
"McPain seems totally out of gas, beyond grouchy
and horribly stuck in the hell he has made of his campaign. Obama was his usual
serene, confident and verbally competent self. McPain's rudeness and and anger are
more and more not even worthy of a senatorial relationship much less appropriate
for a would-be president."
You know, that angry nasty troll, Senator John
McCain who would not look his opponent in the eye,
would not address him by name, and he lied.
You know, that angry nasty troll, Senator John
McCain who used his wife as a human shield so he
wouldn't have to shake his opponent's hand at
the end of the debate then ran away as quickly as he could.
You know, that angry nasty troll, Senator John
McCain proved once again
that he is not fit to be the president of The
United States of America.
"The only thing I know about Obama is
that he is less scary than the other guy. McCain's bloodlusty glory-and-honor-at-any-cost
orientation terrifies me. On the other hand, I'm reasonably hopeful
that Obama will emerge a calculating and not at all honorable politician,
thus talking the protectionist talk and doing nothing to advance an economics of
resentment. I have a largely unjustified faith in Obama's faithlessness, which is
why I am voting for him." -- Kerry Howley,
making Ol' Bart sounds reasonable by comparison :)
Excerpt: The gunman confronted him and glared at the shirt,
which carries an image of Obama.
The man then launched into a tirade of racist
slurs, shouting 'I f-ing hate niggers.'
The terrified Mr Egwuatu zipped up his jacket
to cover up Obama and walked to his car.
But the Republican, who was white, (ha
ha - really?)
followed Mr Egwuatu and after
pulling open the passenger door pointed the gun
at him. When Egwuatu turned the engine on,
the Repuiblican fired the gas pistol three times,
hitting the civil servant in the face, hand and shoulder.
Egwuatu survived, but Republican racism still
This is from the vulgar Pigboy's site.
I think Rush is ready to go back on offense.
"When Bush decided we're not going to talk
to Iran or North Korea, what happened? Iran went from zero centrifuges to
develop nuclear weapons to 4,000. North Korea quadrupled its nuclear capability."
Sent your ass some money through paypay, not even
a fucking thank you.
As a realist, I'm forced to admit that's possible,
but since donations
are the only income I have, I take thanking people
Weighing the odds, I'd say it's more likely that
you didn't complete
the PayPal transaction than I missed thanking
you for your donation.
When one sends a PayPal, they offer you a button
that says Send Money.
When you hit that button, logic says the money has been sent, but with
you also have to click the Swear-to-Koresh-I-want-to-send-money
for the transaction to work, so perhaps you could
check your account to see
if the transaction went thru?
I think you'd agree, no matter how angry you are,
that if the transaction
did not go thru, it would be tough for me to
PS. If you work for my "Zionist Masters," this
money is supposed to be a secret.
Excerpt: The First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division,
three to four thousand soldiers, has been deployed
in the United States as of October 1. Their stated
mission is the form of crowd control they practiced in Iraq,
subduing "unruly individuals," and the management
of a national emergency. I am in Seattle and heard from
the brother of one of the soldiers that they
are engaged in exercises now. Amy Goodman reported that the
Army confirmed that they will have access to
lethal and non lethal crowd control technologies and tanks.
George Bush struck down Posse
Comitatus, thus making it legal for military to patrol the U.S.
He has also legally established that in the "War
on Terror," the U.S. is at war around the globe
and thus the whole world is a battlefield. Thus
the U.S. is also a battlefield.
Reminder: Bush and Cheney can legally kidnap, imprison, torture and murder anyone.
Our "brave" Democrats gave them this power that no men should have.
what's wrong with kidnapping, torture and murder?"
We have TV everywhere, starting tonight.
TV's highest-rated drama, C.S.I.,
is going to have their most dramatic show ever.
Was Warrick shot dead? Is he paralyzed?
Is he just leaving for a new job?
TV's hottest performer, Tina Fey, helps out with
a live Prime-Time S.N.L. mini-show.
Baseball playoffs are starting, if you're into
Two premiers - Life on Mars and
Eleventh Hour. They say Life on Mars is good/great
- with Michael Imperioli and Harvey Keitel.
It's about a cop who gets hit by a car and wakes
up in 1973.
(Hey, I like shows with space monkeys, don't
So what's he do? He gets a job as a cop and solves
crimes with no cell phones, no DNA,
no faxes, no warrants, no just cause, no sensitivity
training, etc - it might be as good as they say.
Eleventh Hour might be good
- someone thinks so - CBS is putting it behind C.S.I.
Dave has Bill Murray, Leno has Rachel Maddow wearing pants.
Oh, and you Texans better get ready for a trip to the woodshed because
the Oklahoma Sooners
are coming to Dallas Saturday and I hear their mouths are watering
for some gelding Bevo burgers.
Oklahoma is rated #1, Texas is maybe #4, so I see an ass-whoopin' in
And Sunday, can Kurt Warner's Cardinals whip the Dallas Cowboys?
Sure they can!
If there's a God, it'll be Cardinals 38, Dallas zero.
Sure wish we had a Bartcop Sports Editor who could keep up with
everything in sports.
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