"It is just outrageous that the American people
don't know that Congress doesn't know how much money [Paulson] has given away to anyone.
... It could be to his friends. It could be to anybody else. We don't know. There is no way of knowing.
... He was able to get this authority from Congress predicated on what he was going to
do, and then he didn't do it."
-- are you sitting down? That's Jim Inhofe, (R-Pissquik) getting
it right - for the first time Link
Excerpt: Of equally dubious legality are the equity deals
Treasury has negotiated with many of the country's banks.
According to Barney Frank, "Any use of these
funds for any purpose other than lending--for bonuses,
for severance pay, for dividends, for acquisitions
of other institutions, etc.--is a violation of the act."
Yet this is exactly how the funds are being
Then there is the nearly $2 trillion the Federal
Reserve has handed out in emergency loans. Incredibly,
the Fed will not reveal which corporations have
received these loans or what it has accepted as collateral.
Bloomberg News believes that this secrecy violates
the law and has filed a federal suit demanding full disclosure.
Despite this lawlessness, the Democrats are either
openly defending the administration or refusing to intervene.
Excerpt: Sen. Ted Stevens' election defeat marks the end
of an era in which he held a commanding place
in Alaska politics while wielding power on some
of the most influential committees in Congress.
It moves Senate Democrats within two seats
of a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority and
gives President-elect Barack Obama a stronger
hand when he assumes office on Jan. 20.
On the day the longest-serving Republican in Senate
history turned 85, he was ousted by
Alaska voters troubled by his conviction on federal
felony charges and eager for a new
direction in Washington, where Stevens served
since Lyndon B. Johnson was president.
So, if we're within two, all we need is a Franken win in Minnesota and we need to kick that Chambliss bastard out in Georgia.
Bart -- I know a lady who thought
the Obama/Hillary reaching for the phone at 3 a.m. New Yorker cover
was amusing, up-to-date, and PR worthy.
She pinned it to the bulletin board of a South Carolina hole-in-the-wall
Democratic Headquarters. It was removed
after a bit of a fuss. Shocked, I tell you. The "institutional
person there found it SO distasteful. For
reasons you may easily imagine.
Tell Bruce Yergil that I see lots of things I
don't quite get, and other simpleton things that make me laugh out loud.
His stuff has been perfect for your site.
Congratulations on the outcome of all of the hard work you've done the
last couple of years! Your other letter
writers have summed it up well.
"Sitting here in these chairs that Iím going
to be proposing but in working with these governors who again on the front lines
are forced to and itís our privileged obligation to find solutions to the challenges
facing our own states every day being held accountable, not being just one of many just casting
votes or voting present every once in a while, we donít get away with that. We have
to balance budgets and weíre dealing with multibillion dollar budgets and tens
of thousands of employees in our organizations."
-- Sarah palin, trying to answer a question, Link
Excerpt: Obama is unlikely to bring criminal charges against
Bushies who authorized or engaged in torture during
the Bush errorpresidency. Obama, who has criticized
the use of torture, is being urged by scholars and
human rights groups to investigate possible war
crimes by the Bush bastards.
Two Obama advisers said there's little - if any
- chance that Obama's Justice Department will go after
anyone involved in authorizing or carrying out
interrogations that provoked worldwide outrage.
I assume we'll disagree on this, but I think it's the right move.
Obama can move foreward or he can start a fishing expedition into the
I suggest anyone who has a problem with this should contact Pelosi
and Reid and ask them
why they stood by with their heads up their asses while the Bush bastards
was going medieval
on hundreds or thousands of innocent sheep herders of color.
The time to go after them is during the crime - but the Democrats refused
to stop the torture.
Word is Bush cleared the torture with Pelosi and Reid and THAT's
why they allowed it.
Can somebody check on Bob Parry?
His head will explode when he reads that Obama is looking forward.
I was hoping you could help me with something
here in Georgia.
We are staging a HUGE GOTV calling program and
I was hoping that you
could ask your readers to help by making calls
to Georgia voters to GOTV
for Jim Martin to beat (that
bastard) Saxby Chambliss for US Senate.
We all know how crucial this run off election
is. I have the updated voter file parsed
(updated from the General election) and can send
a list of voters anyone who would
like to volunteer to make calls to Ga.
I know you have a HUGE reader base and thought
that if people would e-mail me, I could send
them a list with the number of voters
they would like to call.
WE NEED TO WIN THIS RUN OFF!
We have a lot of people calling already but can
always use more help!
Thank you for your consideration and help!
Joann in Ga
Write to me for that list at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chambliss and Stevens and Coleman have to go. Stevens and Coleman are still counting votes but in Georgia
they're doing a run off election that WE can effect.
Sometimes I get mail that says, "Bart, wish
I could donate, but I'm dead broke." Well, here's a way you could donate directly to your country.
Max Cleland served in Vietnam where he lost both legs and one arm.
Did he give up? No, he ran for the US Senate in 1996 and
But then this piece of shit Saxby Chambliss came along in 2002 and
ran against Max
by running ads that morphed this wounded war hero into Osama bin
- he MUST GO!
Joann is a longtime subscriber and she wants a filibuster-proof senate
for Obama like I do.
Let's help her out - write to Joann, tell her how many phone
calls you can make.
I assume she'll send you some phone numbers and a script or suggestions
what to say when you call Georgia voters.
Tell you what - if you
have both arms and both legs
and if you hate these Fascist dogs who helped Bush ruin our once-great country
as much as I do,
let's punish this bastard by helping Jim Martin kick Chambliss's
Excerpt: Velvet Revolution today offers a $100,000 reward
for hard information leading to the arrest and conviction
of anyone who may have rigged the 2002 Senate
race in Georgia in favor of Saxby Chambliss. That election
pitted Max Cleland against Saxby Chambliss. Polls
showed Cleland with a comfortable lead but the end results
had Chambliss winning by a wide margin.
Chris Hood, a Diebold whistleblower, has stated
publicly that, in the days leading up to that election, he was
ordered by Diebold President Bob Urosevich (a
self proclaimed GOP partisan) to place uncertified patches
on hundreds of voting machines in the Democratic
leaning counties of Fulton and DeKalb. Hood was told not
to discuss these patches with Georgia elections
Excerpt: Compare Bush's eight years to Clinton's, and
you see how much he loved to play the soldier.
No one expected that from a Republican: Reagan
and Bush senior were cautious about betting
America's chips. Liberals used to make fun of
Reagan for picking on tiny helpless nations that
couldn't fight back. Now they are remembering
with pure nostalgia Reagan's invasion of Grenada,
air raids on Libya, and even our 1984 withdrawal
We'll never know how far W. would have gone to
find himself a war because he had all he
needed delivered by air on Sept. 11, 2001. Remember
how people felt in those days?
A friend of mine said, "It was like the aliens
Hell, I'd like to go just to hear Joe Conason Jesse Jackson and Eric Alterman speak.
"If a man strike thee on one cheek, break his
arm. It will preserve thy cheek from being
smitten in the future, and cure him of the nasty habit of
smiting people." -- I don't know,
but a shot of Chinaco to the author
If our gelding Dems could just learn how to fight...
Excerpt: The CIA sent a team to Afghanistan days after
9/11 with orders to kill Osama Bin Laden
and bring back his head, a former agent has revealed.
Agent Gary Schroen recalled his orders
from the CIA's counter-terrorism chief.
"Capture Bin Laden, kill him and bring his head
back in a box on dry ice," he quoted Cofer Black as saying.
As for other al-Qaeda leaders, Mr Black reportedly
said: "I want their heads up on pikes."
Did you think I was kidding when I said Bush masturbates to torture
How sick a bastard is he that he wants their heads as trophies - like
the serial murderer he is?
Huffington, filling in for Maddow, asking her
friend Bill Maher about the "drama" baggage
that the Clintons would bring to the Obama administration
if Hillary becomes Sec. of State.
Maher calmly explained to her that it really isn't
the Clintons who bring the drama,
but more the media buffoons who seem compelled
to create the drama, unable to
depart from the same old tired narrative.
Don't know if Huffington could see herself in
Gee, I could.
Arianna has made plenty of money screaming lies and insults at Hillary.
She - like a lot of people - needs to let that go and get some new
If Clinton's lies killed 4200 soldiers, then yes, stay on him for killing
but this was sex and it was none of our business.
BTW, Letterman did ANOTHER Clinton blow job joke last night.
ten years - can't Dave's 25
writers think of any new jokes?
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
Bart, I appeal to you to help me with my cognitive
Once upon a time, many years ago, I was a proud
American automotives meant American jobs.
American cars were big, fast and dependable.
Now, some 20 odd years later, Toyota is the worlds
leading car manufacturer.
Toyota has plants in the United States that have
created tens of thousands of jobs.
Hell, Toyota is now running in the most American
of American sports, NASCAR.
In the meantime, GM has cut thousands of jobs.
They have created a sub-par product
(The Corvette doesn't even look like a Corvette
anymore, but that's a different story.)
and they have refused to proficiently develop
any alternate fuel technologies.
I'm an old dog, so new tricks are hard for me
to learn, but it seems like the
real American auto-makers are those guys I used
to call "rice-burners".
I don't see Toyota looking for a handout.
Maybe if anyone gets a handout it should BE Toyota.
After all, shouldn't we want to reward AMERICAN
Keep swingin' that big-daddy hammer, man
Dave in Joisey
Excerpt: To succeed, a talk show host must perpetuate
the notion that his or her listeners are victims,
and the host is the vehicle by which they can
become empowered. The host frames virtually
every issue in us-versus-them terms. There has
to be a bad guy against whom the host will
emphatically defend those loyal listeners.
Jack's Dad was a Captain in the Marine Corp at
the end of WWII and was one of the "Chosen Few"
who froze their asses off in the Chosn Penninsula
in Korea during the Korean War.
He told jack that all those years he really never
knew what he was fighting for but when he saw
the Obama family walking up to that podium with
the President-elect last Tuesday night in Chicago,
he then realized, after all these years, what
he'd been fighting for.
Pretty cool, huh?
Yours In Democracy,
Kevin K. from West L.A.
8 GB of storage provides 1,750 songs; includes
earphones, USB cable, dock adapter/connector, polishing
cloth, and stand 3.5-inch widescreen multi-touch display; battery
life = 22 hours of music and up to 5 hours of video New applications
include email; maps; and widgets for weather, notes, and stocks
I also mentioned how much easier it would be to produce radio shows
if I had some help.
So if you have a microphone and something you need to get off your chest,
make an MP3
and send it to me because if I get a handful of those, it cuts my work
load which would mean
more radio shows more better more often.
One thing - speak loudly and clearly and be sure to give it some volume.
Excerpt: 1 His existence
2 His decision to go into politics
3 Not learning how to better run oil companies
so he wouldn't have to go into politics
4 His decision to run for president
5 His decision to run for a second term as president
6 Every word spoken into a microphone since January
15 Not learning how to keep from smirking while
talking about issues like Katrina
They say Bush is moving to Dallas after Obama takes over, which means
his whore cowboy ranch was never anything more than a cheap prop.
Why didn't our whore media call it a cheap prop all these years? For the same reason they never asked about the oil wells with no meters.
- because they were in bed with the sick bastard, that's why.
Excerpt: Alan Keyes (R-Handjob) has filed suit in California
to stop the state from giving its electoral votes
to Obama until documentary evidence is provided
to prove Obama was born in the United States.
Keyes got his ass kicked by Obama in 2004.
The Obama campaign countered similar accusations
early in 2008 by posting Obama's birth certificate
saying: "Barack Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961."
Hey Alan, are your eyes working?
Or is it your brain that causing the problem?
"We cannot be a majority governing party when
we essentially cannot compete in the Northeast, we are losing our ability to compete
in Great Lakes States, we cannot compete on the West Coast, we are increasingly in danger of competing
in the Mid-Atlantic States, and the Democrats are now winning some of the Western States." -- MN Gov. Tim
Pawlenty, showing signs of brain cells,Link
I don't get the Democratic Senate. What
do they need to believe in themselves, a 99-vote majority
with the other guy being a Socialist? We
have the specter of a Senator who was willing to attack a
highly successful president, rewarded for this
by becoming the candidate for VP. Then he votes
against the Democrats enough that he is defeated
in his party primary, which indicates that the rank
and file don't want him. He decides he'd
rather be Senator than be a Democrat, and leaves the party.
He eliminates any shred of dignity by running
an attack campaign against the Democratic nominee for
the Senate, wins solely due to the support of
the Republican Party, and is given a prime committee
chairmanship (admittedly, as a bribe to keep
him in the Democratic Caucus, so the Democrats would
control the Senate). He is a total disaster
as chair of this committee, and frequently votes against his party.
He then campaigns for the Republican presidential
candidate, and claims the Democratic candidate
doesn't put America ahead of his own beliefs
(he says other offensive things, but this one's the kicker).
Now the Democrats reward him again by letting
him keep the committee chairmanship he has shown
himself incompetent to hold! A rational
Democratic Party (should I finish this sentence?) would be
happy to see him go. But no, they want
to hold him in their arms again.
Harry Reid said, "I would defy anyone to be more
angry than I was."
OK, Harry, here's me -- a moderate, who would
support Lieberman based only on his record,
but it sounds like I get angrier when I have
to tell my dog to sit twice before he does it than you
do when you are stabbed in the back, insulted,
and asked to kiss the ass of the guy who did that do you.
Harry, did you die a year or two ago, and you
just haven't noticed?
Actually, would that be an improvement?
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