Excerpt: I figured out why I was so relieved last night.
It's because I have spent the last six years
(that's when I realized how radical the Bush
administration was) on pins and needles that
we were going to lose America and do tremendous
damage to the world. Bush could do
something monumentally wrong at any moment. But
even more important was that Cheney
had so degraded the American system of government
that for the first time in my life,
I wondered if the idea of America would survive.
Would they fix the elections? Would they make
up some fake emergency to stay in power?
Would they find some nefarious way to make sure
John McCain won the elections?
Did the powers-that-be secretly control these
things? Was our democracy real?
These are all thoughts I would not have entertained
eight years ago. I would have found
them laughable. But after seeing what Cheney
and Bush were willing to do in the last
eight years, it seemed that nothing was beyond
But it didn't happen. What tremendous relief!
And joy. America survives!
Hey, just thought about 1996. At least we had
congress to kick in the nuts.
Now it's like coming to on the bar room
floor with a couple loose teeth,
a bloody nose but suddenly you realize you kicked
everyone's ass in the room.
Shit this could be like Star Trek or something....
Other people might like us again...
Maybe the Vulcans will finally show up?
The cromagnons at McPain's bye bye speach made
it a point to boo Joe Biden.....
(Yes, but the Obama crowd applauded McCain at
The Dark Side is still out there man....
But hey, the good guys won this one.
Eight long f-ing years...
A shot and a toke man....
333 electoral votes and Indiana went blue?
That aint just a mandate..... that's some profound
Excerpt: Barack Obama's Kenyan relatives erupted in cheers
Wednesday, singing "We are going
to the White House!" as Obama became the first
African-American elected president.
Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki declared Thursday
a public holiday in honor of Obama's victory.
Across Africa - where Obama is wildly popular
- people stayed up all night or woke before dawn
Wednesday to watch the U.S. election results
roll in. In the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, people chanted
"Obama! Obama!" as the results were announced
Well - good for them!
A Black man finally made it - and he broke a lot of doors down last
The space between white and Black got shorter last night so
maybe the space between Jew and Muslim got a little shorter.
maybe the space between rich and poor got a little shorter.
Someone said up until yesterday, "Anyone can be president" was just
Now it appears to be a reality.
Thank you for being there every day as we endured
"The Monster Years" (a la Krugman).
You've provided so many laughs, fuel for the
fire in our bellies, and so much more.
Your train never left the tracks!
We survived because of people like you plugging
away helping to frame the issues
and teaching dems how to fight back. You
can still teach us - so I hope you will keep blogging.
Hugs to you and yours on this unbelievable moment
in American history - since I think you
need it most now that you live in the REDDEST
state of the union. Holy Bartcat! 66% for McCain?
Lisa in PA (Never was a swing state!)
"It's fun to watch Nazis cry..." -- ObamaWins
in the chat room last night
I feel bad for you Bartcop readers who weren't
For several hours, we had a community of
over 100 think-alike people sharing thoughts.
We worried, we gambled, we celebrated and
we got verklempt when Obama spoke.
Also, believe it or not, I'm going to offer
up a shot of Chinaco to Wolf the Whore and CNN
I've talked before about that magic night when Cal Ripken Jr
broke Lou Gehrig's record.
Chris Berman was in charge and he perfectly shut the hell up
and let the scene unfold.
That's what Wolf the Whore did last night while watching the madness
in Grant Park.
He shut the hell up and let the viewers experience the moment.
Without Wolf's incessant
yapping and barking, the viewer could almost pretend to be at
Grant Park and that was cool.
So Wolf, I doubt you'll ever earn another one of these, so enjoy
Bart, I started reading Bartcop in the run-up
to the 2000 selection, when you were virtually
the only place on the internet calling bullshit
on the Republican machine, and I've been a regular
reader ever since. I was especially on your side
during the Democratic civil war.
I didn't think Obama could do it, but he did,
and I've never been so glad
to be so wrong in my whole life. Kumbaya, brother.
Oh lord, kumbaya.
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"You know if there is a role in national politics,
it won't be so much partisan. My efforts have always been here in
the state of Alaska to get everybody to unite and work together. It certainly
would a uniter type of role." -- Palin the Liar Link
She introduced herself with a smirk, a snarl and a ton of sarcasm,
and she wants us to think she's a uniter?
You worked your ass off and it paid big time Dude!
I feel my Dad smiling down now that it looks
like we've "hammered" the fascists as he and his
brothers-in-arms did in W.W.II (without getting
our asses shot off of course). I think your job
has gotten even harder now because we have to
protect OUR president from the pig men of the right.
I really wanted to blog with you guys last night
but (I'm getting stupid in my old age) just couldn't get
that damned MIRC to work. It was a little
frustrating for me last night knowing that I was only 30 miles
from Grant Park but I just didn't feel well.
But, that's OK.
Republican DuPage County went for Obama but once
again, they turned their backs on a combat vet
(Jill Morganthaler) in favor of that a**hole
Roskam (who would not respond to my phone calls to help me
with my Dad's VA benifits for my mother). Idiots
and hypocrites out here!
I'll keep making the cartoons if you want them
or anything else you need that I'm able to do.
When Oklahoma holds a KKK rally, we import Fascist dog KKK bastards
because the local Okie Fascist dogs just don't have that KKK
panache, that swagger.
...but ...then there's this:
Bart.... "we TOOK A HAMMER to them bastards!"
Seeing as Bart comes from a SEA of Redneck
Red there in Oklahoma,
I know it has been a LONG, HARD fight!
Looking at the above CNN election results
map, looks like the Knuckle-draggers in the
ol' Homestead state gave John McInsane
HIS BEST results nationwide.. at 66% a bigger
winning margin than in Wyoming, Georgia,
and even Idaho.
The GOOD NEWS, Bart... is that ONE
out of every three Okies SUPPORTED SANITY!!
Y'know, winning last night was more fun than watching the Dallas
Cowboys lose - seriously.
Excerpt: Finally, at long last, the election is over.
Now comes the really, really hard part.
Our nation is facing a bad time economically.
Detroit and Michigan are facing something
much worse. Avoiding something that looks more
like a depression than a recession will
be tremendously difficult. That is no exaggeration.
You almost cannot exaggerate how
much our lives are about to change.
Hey Bart, I know you hate the Dallas Cowboys ALMOST
as much as I do,
so when I read this gem I thought of you:
With a record 13 Pro Bowlers returning from last
year's squad, there was talk - most of it
entirely reasonable - that this was Dallas' most
talented team ever. The Cowboys were the
consensus pick, not just to represent the
NFC, but to win the Super Bowl. Nevertheless,
midway though the season, America's team
has begun to resemble America's economy...
...which is to say it smells of a scam.
At the helm of this caper is - what else? - an
erstwhile oilman. Jerry Jones has succeeded
George Steinbrenner as the star owner of American
sports: an aggressive huckster, a post-modern
Barnum, a procurer of talents that reflect
well on his own. Truth be told, he's not a bad general manager.
Unlike Steinbrenner, he played the game he professes
to know, and knows it intimately. But he's also
addicted to the high- profile play at the expense
of more sensible solutions.
Those original states were CO FL IA MO NV NM ND OH VA
Obama turned CO, FL, IA, NV, NM, OH and VA.
Obama missed on ND and MO - but we can live with that :)
For those who wanted to match Ken's original pledge, the number of states
is 7 For those who wanted to donate for each state, my guess is 25
states went Obama.
For those who wanted to donate for each electoral vote, USAToday has
it at 349
Of course, I realize a pledge is not a contract, so if
you got a little excited and pledged more
than you can afford, I'm not keeping track so you're under no obligation
to send anything.
Excerpt: Republican bastard Norm Coleman finished ahead
of Al Franken in the final vote count,
but his 571-vote margin falls within the state's
mandatory recount law. That law requires a
recount any time the margin between the top two
candidates is less than one-half of 1%.
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 has sold for $125 or more per barrel, Bush is stealing $750,000,000
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.
brave men and women, will never come home...
...all because of Bush's oil greed
we there? Because
Iraq's oil wells have NO
Where's all that oil money going?
It's election night, I just voted and I'm still
nearly sane- in no small part because of your beacon.
The wife and I came into a small, unexpected
windfall and our way of thinking inspires us to keep
good fortune moving to make room for more. You
deserve it, you have my deep respect and I
look forward to you continuing to spread the
Viva smart mouths and the TRUTH!
Yours in Reality,
Islands of the Heroes, VT
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do you get your share?
Yes, when you make your purchase thru that
portal. The money isn't much, less than $100, but every
little bit makes the pie higher.
Bart, You deserve it man.
I've been luckier than most the last 8 years,
and you have given me much back.
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