"I believe Hillary as Sec of State would be
an outstanding appointment. If it is true, it shows great courage on the part
of the President-Elect. To appoint a very strong personality into a prominent cabinet
position requires a great deal of courage."
-- Henry Kissinger (R-Bloody Hands), Link
Excerpt: Despite all of this potential lawlessness, the
Democrats are either openly defending the administration
or refusing to intervene. "There is only one
president at a time," we hear from Barack Obama. That's true.
But every sweetheart deal the lame-duck Bush
administration makes threatens to hobble Obama's ability
to make good on his promise of change. To cite
just one example, that $140 billion in missing tax revenue
is almost the same sum as Obama's renewable energy
program. Obama owes it to the people who elected
him to call this what it is: an attempt to undermine
the electoral process by stealth.
Yes, there is only one president at a time, but
that president needed the support of powerful Democrats,
including Obama, to get the bailout passed. Now
that it is clear that Bush is violating the terms to which
both parties agreed, the Democrats have not just
the right but a grave responsibility to intervene forcefully.
When a bank is robbed, nobody says "We need to put more money in this
They say, "Let's arrest the bankrobbers and get our money back."
But we have this problem...
"Our president has asked us to look the other way!"
I don't have the details, but there's some government entity that guarantees
everybody's pension fund and it's missing hundreds of billions of
Will the Democrats demand that the Bush bastards return that money?
Probably not - wouldn't want to anger Mr. Rove...
Bart, you've gone through this before, now it's
my turn. I've gotten some comments from people
who have taken my cartoon the wrong way. Here's
a couple that bother me:
"Bruce, I didn't like that Obama thing with
the girls. Hell, whose side are you on?"
"Depicting President-elect Obama as a pimp
is beneath you. It is more so beneath him. After the last eight years of hell, perhaps
we should let President Obama prove himself before making such characterizations.
Maybe? Think about it."
I've been making cartoons for the last eight years.
Every one of them an attack against those
right wing nazis. Now I'm supposed to have changed
sides? Now I can't have a little fun?
As a cartoonist, am I now out of work until Sarah
becomes president in 2012?
And what's wrong with showing Barack with a babe
on each arm?
To the victor goes the spoils, and all that.
I thought the copy on the cover was quite apt.
"He parlayed his power over women into an empire
I only needed to change one word, vice into votes.
He garnered a higher percentage of votes
among white women than white men. That sounds
like a positive to me, but then I'm a male,
a white male who voted for that "High Rider".
Dude, I can't explain it, either, but for some
hard-core Obama people have no sense of humor.
When I ran a picture of Obama as Elvis, they called
that a slur.
When I ran a picture of Obama as Sammy Davis
Jr, they called that a slur.
Anything you do is going to be considered
Friends turn on friends when you practice your
That's crazy but I know just what you're going
During the campaign, I had to cut back to 3 issues
a week because anything I wrote was considered an attack on Obama.
It made no sense.
Maybe - now that the race has been won - they'll chill a little.
The worst thing you could do would be to stop creating your art.
People need to remember that you're writing about Obama because
he's a winner. You don't do many Kerry graphics these days because he's an old loser.
But Obama is today's winner - so he's in the news - so some jokes are
That graphic I ran at the top of today's page?
That's a gamble - and there's no reason why it should be.
Would MLK have wanted Obama to get hands off, "special treatment?"
Or would he want Obama to be "one of the guys?"
Excerpt: The cockfight among the losers has only just
begun. The conservative crackup may be ugly,
but as entertainment, it’s two thumbs up!
At Fox News, Greta Van Susteren has been trashing
Fox's Carl Cameron for his report
on Palin’s Africa problem, while Bill O’Reilly
valiantly defends Cameron’s honor.
In an exuberant class by himself is Michael Barone,
a ubiquitous conservative handjob who
last week said that journalists who trash Palin
do so because “she did not abort her Down
syndrome baby.” He was being “humorous,” he subsequently
explained to Politico...
We had our civil war, now we need to see the GOP have a really big one
of their own.
The Neo Cons vs the religio-crazies vs the tax-cutters.
I suggest we give them all super-sharp knives and may the best Fascists
Excerpt: Emanuel is known as a street-fightin' Democrat,
and that's understating it.
A Rolling Stone profile of Emanuel had this to
"There's the story of how, the night after
Clinton was elected, Emanuel was so angry at the president's enemies that he stood up at
a celebratory dinner with colleagues from the campaign, grabbed a steak knife and began
rattling off a list of betrayers, shouting 'Dead! . . . Dead! . . . Dead!' and plunging
the knife into the table after every name. 'When he was done, the table looked like a
lunar landscape,' one campaign veteran recalls. 'It was like something out of The Godfather.'"
He's mean, he's ultra-partisan, and he's a fully-paid
up member in good standing of the War Party:
I like Rahm Emanuel.
A Democrat who fights back is as rare as a Republican with a soul.
After the Prop 8 fiasco it's clear to me that
there should be more of a push against politics from the pulpit.
If these Jesus monkeys want to influence the outcome
of elections in this country they need to pay taxes.
Left, Right, Center, I don't care.
There has been too much of a blind eye to this
nonsense and it has to stop.
Additionally, boycott all that is Mormon.
I see thee commercials of skying in Utah, boycott
Casinos; are any still owned by Mormons?
I'm tired of a cult of goody-two-shoes in Utah
calling the tune.
Excerpt: While her other governors diagnosed the GOP woes
that led to their second consecutive
electoral thrashing and plotted a way out of
the political wilderness, Sarah Palin did neither.
At a press conference, Palin indicated she
wanted to look forward rather than back at her
losing campaign with John McCain.
“As far as we’re concerned, the past is the past
and we’re all focused on the future,” she said,
surrounded by many of her fellow Republican chief
But then, immediately after addressing reporters,
she walked across the hall and delivered a
speech before a session titled “Looking Towards
the Future” that was largely a nostalgic trip
back through the last two months, replete with
mention of Joe the Plumber and the other
memorable campaign trail moments.
I think it's official - Palin is the future of
the GOP - ha ha
Of course, there's always a chance that she can
learn, that she can get better,
After all, a mind like Goerge Bush's only comes
around every hundred years or so.
"I'm a free market person - until you're told
that if you don't take decisive measures then it's conceivable that we could
go into a depression greater than the Great Depressions." - --
Bush, talking about how much his bastards have stolen from us,
Why wouldn't the same be true of health care?
"I'm a free market person, until I'm told
that America is ranked 45th in health care."
We have about 50 million Americans with no health insurance.
This allows the sons of bitches to charge us $70
The Clintrons tried to fix this, but the Republicans said "NO" and the
scared bunny Democrats
agreed with Rush Limbaugh that health care was "too big to fix" and
look where we are now.
Looking at it another way - didn't Republican bribes kill Detroit?
Detroit spends more of health care for each car than they spend
Detroit can't compete on the world stage because the Republicans keep
bribes from the health care crooks to keep health care prices the highest
in the world.
Why do we settle for that?
American drug companies sell pills in Canada for 15 cents each,
but that same pill costs $6 here - there's no reason for that besides
Then the Bush bastards said, "Canadian drugs
aren't safe" and make importing them ILLEGAL.
Why do we settle for that?
Remember: Bush made it ILLEGAL to negotiate for lower prices.
If *I* was running the DNC, I would've made them gag on that 1,000 times,
but we have this problem in America...
"Our president has asked us to look the other way!"
Unlike financial institutions going bankrupt doesn't
mean Detroit automakers will go out of business.
Several airlines have gone bankrupt over the last
several years and are still in business today.
Throwing billions of dollars at them isn't going
to solve their problem. We need electric cars
and they worked to kill them. They also worked
against raising gas mileage, against safety
regulations, and against clean air regulations.
When you see a car with the paint falling off
- that's an American made car. The automakers aren't going to stop producing
bad cars or change their ways if we
keep throwing borrowed tax payer money at them.
And too many industries are all
getting in like for their government welfare
We need to put a stop to borrow and spend and
this is a good place to draw the line.
San Bruno, CA.
I wish that sentence in bold wasn't true, but it is. Go to any parking
lot in America
and you'll see American-made cars with the paint falling off - shame
on Detroit for that.
No doubt, some handjob thought he could save $30 on a car by using cheap-ass
Looking at those cars tells people "If you
buy American, your car will look like this."
If I had a new blog that wasn't getting many hits, and I was so broke
that I couldn't even afford the super-cheap
ad rates at bartcop.com I would join the Bartcop Bloggers and do some writing there and
put my link at the end of every column I wrote.
That way, if people liked what they read they could go to my page or blog and read more.
It's called 'free advertising.'
If you want to become a Bartcop Blogger, send an email to Chicago
Jim and he'll get you fixed up with passwords and whatever because blogging
for yourself is like sex - it's kinda fun, but it's much more fun with
The GOP, along with the entire whore media have
labeled Bill Ayers as a "terrorist"
but a closer look at the "attacks" of the Weather
Underground shows that no-one was killed
or even injured by the bombings.
In reality Bill Ayers was nothing more than a
vandal, causing only property damage,
and in fact some experts speculate that the bombings
the damaged the restrooms at
the Pentagon caused the US to suspend bombings
in Vietnam and Cambodia and
saving an estimated 60,00 human lives.
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Subject: OLD whores at
I surfed by Press the Meat for about 30 seconds
and saw Tom Brokaw and Andrea Mitchell
sitting there talking about GM and how Obama
was going to have trouble pleasing labor and
blah blah and I thought, who wants to hear what
you two old farts have to say about ANYTHING?
It's like watching Antiques Road Show without
Why can't these relics retire with their millions
while they still have a shred of dignity?
Ego, I'm guessing.
Excerpt: Sarah Palin will never hold national office nor
will any Republican at the presidential level
for a long time to come. Why? Because America
has uneducated jerks in it but is not a nation
of uneducated jerks. The Republicans
are done, hoisted on the petard of their own "southern strategy."
The Republican Party is only a step away from
becoming the fringe of the fringe, identified more
with cross-burning weirdoes wearing hoods, folks
like the Alaska secessionist party, all those
gun owners stocking up on assault weapons before
the "Socialist/United Nations/Obama/Muslim"
conspiracy comes to fruition, than with anything
remotely like a serious national political force.
The Republican Party is now the toy of the
Rush Limbaugh windbags. These folks include
outright crazies (such as Sarah Palin's Assemblies
of God pals who are waiting for Spaceship Jesus
to rescue them and/or rooting out "witches" from
their midst), white racists and a few not-very-bright
attention seekers, including Ann Coulter, Sean
These 3 blokes represent the feelings of Australians
when we went on vacation
(we were there for the election). The middle
guy is crazy (and knew everything)
about American politics (although I had to set
him straight on Hillary).
I know that little guy in the blue shirt is
a Democrat ...because he ain't got no pants on!
Subject: Obama, us and
Bart: Congratulations to America and Americans
for showing the world that the dreams of your
founders have not died and that their faith in
you future generations of Americans has been proven.
You have sent a clear message to those who hate
America how misconstrued they are and demonstrated the
yearning of the American people that their country
provide true leadership in an increasingly uncertain world.
We non-Americans have much to be grateful to you
for. Thanks for voting Obama.
And, thanks for the last 8 years, Bart, but please
don't let Obama off the hook!
Keep him honest, remind him of why he is there.
Don't put the hammer away in the tool chest and
say 'job done.'
Sorry, pal, we still need you...u,
Brian in the Great White North
Excerpt: The view of Delicate Arch natural bridge - the
icon on Utah's license plates - could one day include
a drilling platform under a proposal that environmentalists
call "Bush's fire sale for BIG OIL.
Late on Election Day, the U.S. Bureau of Land
Management announced a Dec. 19 auction of more
than 50,000 acres of oil and gas parcels alongside
or within view of Arches National Park and two
other redrock national parks in Utah: Dinosaur
The National Park Service's top official in the
state calls it "shocking and disturbing" and says his agency
wasn't properly notified. Environmentalists call
it a "fire sale" for the oil and gas industry by a departing administration.
Officials of Bush's BLM, which oversees millions
of acres of public land in the West,
say the sale is nothing unusual, and one is "puzzled"
that the Park Service is upset.
Can we get rid of this nature-hating bastard early?
I really like your site, and you usually do a
great job of separating th BS from the truth,
and keeping folks honest. While I am certainly
no Limbaugh fan, I thought you ought to know
that the alleged quote you posted of his recently
- about Saddam; WMD, and drug addicts,
is evidently not attributable to him.
I didn't do that on purpose.
I tend to run with anything bad about any Republican,
but I don't have time
to check out each e-mail that arrives with an
accusation against those Fascist
sons of bitches because they're almost always
I hit the link you gave for the computer monitor
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Do I need to give a code or something in order
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I only get the four cents if you buy directly
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