"I showed her the closets. I showed her all the things that women are
-- Pickles Stepford, who knows
what Michelle thinks is important Link
Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Claims @ 16-Year High
use of Power
- Crook or stupid?
we be Surprised?
Why I Hate
Bell No Victim
"There's no point to debating ...the lunatic
fringe. Their rantings about Marxism, "islamofascism," "unAmericanism," "treason" and laissez faire
economics are irrelevant to any serious political discussion in this country... Arguing with
people who think Obama is a secret Muslim communist and the Earth is only 6000 years old is pointless.
It's like debating a small child or more accurately, a male labrador retriever. No matter what
you say, he'll continue to hump your leg, knowing with certainty that if he just humps long enough,
your shoes will bear puppies. All you get is a sticky leg."
-- some dude whose name makes no sense, but he's right,
Excerpt: New claims for unemployment benefits jumped last
week to a 16-year high, providing
more evidence of a rapidly weakening job market
expected to get even worse next year.
The government said new applications for jobless
benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted
542,000 from a downwardly revised figure of 515,000
in the previous week. That was much
higher than Wall Street economists’ expectations
of 505,000, according to Thomas Reuters.
That is also the highest level of claims since
July 1992, the department said,
when the economy was coming out of a recession.
How many times does my point get proven? Poppy Bush's job
was to crash the economy
so his super-rich Republican friends could buy companies for ten
cents on the dollar.
Then Clinton came in, raised taxes on the super-rich and we had the
most prosperity ever.
Then Der Monkey came in, crashed the economy so his super-rich Republican
buy companies for ten cents on the dollar while giving them
billions in borrowed money and we're in the worse economic mess than any in the past seventy f-ing
Can we get any Democrats to list the damn facts?
"Our job is to rubber-stamp every bad idea Bush has!"
Excerpt: If President Bush were to pardon key individuals
involved in the misdeeds of his administration,
from warrantless wiretapping to torture to the
firing of U.S. attorneys for political reasons, the courts
would be unable to address criminality, or pass
judgment on the legality of some of the president's
worst abuses. Issuing such pardons now
would be particularly egregious, since voters just issued
such a strong condemnation of the Bush administration
at the ballot box. There is nothing to prevent
Bush from using the pardon in such a short-sighted
and self-serving manner -- except, perhaps, public
pressure that may itself be a window on the judgment
of history. Everyone who can exert that pressure,
from members of Congress to the press and the
public, should express their views on whether it would
be appropriate for President Bush to use his
pardon power in this way.
If the Democrats had any brains (Why do I torture myself this way?)
they would make the case NOW
than anyone who gets a pardon from Bush is most probably a torturer,
a muderer, a kidnapper, a rapist,
an anti-Constitutional scumbag who needed a pardon because he was part
of Bush's Global Crime Spree.
If they had any brains or balls they could frame this issue UP-FRONT.
They could taint Bush's pardons to a point where someone might rather
take their chances
than have the stench of a Bush pardon hung around their necks for the
rest of their lives.
But we know the Democrats will stumble and fuck up and drop the ball
like they always do.
They're fucking incapable of getting ahead of a story like this.
All they can do is express "great shock and
anger"after the fact and then Patrick Leahy
and Harry Reid will send a hot letter to the White House that the Neo
Cons will tear into pieces
while masturbating to Gitmo torture videos.
"Obama possesses an instantly recognizable
purity of soul that, coupled with his brilliance and his
eloquence, brought quite unimaginable and long-awaited magic
to the country..." -- Linda Tripp,
swear to Koresh, Link
Wait - is this a trick to make us think Linda Tripp is human?
I think I'd believe Tom Delay before I'd believe Linda Tripp.
Excerpt: The overall effect of what Henry Paulson has
done so far benefits the financial market and makes it
pretty clear that he is not stupid. What it makes
just as clear is that Paulson is not concerned with the
common good of the people of America. If he is
concerned, as he claims, about the taxpayers:
'Why is it that Britain’s Gordon Brown got voting
rights at the banks that they bailed out, seats
on the boards, and 12 percent dividends for UK
taxpayers, but Hank Paulson got no voting rights,
no seats on the board, and only 5 percent for
Why is it that Gordon Brown got it in writing
that the banks had to start lending the money they got,
but Henry Paulson, didn’t get it in writing,
and the banks are not lending?'
The Bush bastards only have another 60 days to rape the US Treasury.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Excerpt: A question in the aftermath of Chairman Lieberman's
heroic return to the welcoming arms
of the Senate Democratic club: Should we be surprised?
No, really, this is a serious question.
With its congressional majority, the Democratic
Party has refused to seriously try to end the war,
to stop the bailout and to stop the trampling
of civil liberties, just to name a few off the top of my head.
In fact, with their votes, they have aggressively
worked to start and continue the war, pass the bailout and
destroy our constitutional rights to privacy.
So, are we really surprised that they have rewarded Lieberman
with a chairmanship that he can use to investigate
the president he said poses a danger to America?
Sirota was a leading Hillary hater all year - of course, most pundits
But Obama personally gave the order to be nice to Kissyface.
Excerpt: The candidate that Gen. Colin Powell called “transformational”
did not transform the Sooners — he made us
even more recalcitrant. The opportunity to break
down old walls instead of propping them up again passed us by.
The chance to prove that race has nothing to
do with it passed us by. The chance to support the next generation
of young people, born again to a passion for
politics, passed us by.
While almost everyone in the world celebrated
this stunning about-face in the image of our tarnished nation,
the majority of Okies proved once again that
nothing has to make sense to make us proud, and God must find
something endearing about ignorance.
Jim Inhofe’s campaign unleashed the hounds of
hell against Andrew Rice and then claimed “Jim Inhofe is
Are those conservative values? End-time Oklahoma
preachers spread rumors about Obama being Muslim or the
Antichrist and did it in the name of Jesus. Are
those Christian values? We may be thumping our suspenders and
smiling over our red-blooded patriotic Oklahoma
values, but the sad fact is we have become a national embarrassment …
We are addicted to words that nobody can define
without committing a grand fallacy: The “moral” presidential
candidate is the divorced man who met his billionaire
bombshell second wife in a bar. The “socialist” candidate is
the one who wants to stop redistributing all
the wealth to the already wealthy.
The man you can “trust” in the White House was
a member of the Keating Five, but the one you can’t was,
like Jesus, a community organizer (Pontius Pilate
was the governor). The “crazy” preacher is the one who dared
to say that America’s actions of late have been
damnable, but not the one who speaks in tongues and casts the
demons of witchcraft out of a woman who would
be vice president.
We are on the wrong side of history again, and
we’re damn proud of it.
So - there are at least two sane people in this backwards state - plus
Eddy the Pillar makes three.
He's right tho - Okies are damn proud of their ignorance.
When they talk about "Oklahoma vales," they mean "reject science for
Okies tolerate Blacks because they can play football, but gays and
foreigners? Not a chance.
Oklahoma was the only state where every county was won
by the fascists. Utah has some blue,
same for South Carolina and Idaho, but not Oklahoma and we're so goddamn
proud of our
ignorance and out backwards stupidity that we're going to go handle
"You have done a terrific job, as far as I
am concerned. The past eight years I have not seen a traffic jam --waited
for an airplane -- or had my bags lost." -- Der Fuhrer,
apparently being serious with the Dept of Transportation folks, Link
I’m so disgusted with my fellow Dems I could scream.
How could they simply overlook what he did because
he could be the possible 60th vote?
Don’t they realize they left the fox in the henhouse.
This is one decision they will surely regret.
When have you ever known the Democrats to vote
in lock step?
How do they think he’ll vote concerning exit
strategy for Iraq?
Not only would I have taken his homeland security
I’d have kicked him out of the caucus completely.
He’s a traitor and rat.
Guess they forgot he also campaigned against
down ticket Decocrats.
Guess we can only hope he’ll be defeated in his
Excerpt: One of the Republican right’s most successful
inventions has been liberal media bias. Even as the
"mainstream" press has trended rightward, the
liberal-bias trope has had two big advantages in keeping
the party faithful, well, faithful. First, it
allowed devotees to reject any and all information at odds with
GOP dogma. Second, it preserved the sense of
victimization essential to the right-wing world view.
In reality, the Washington political media have
been functionally pro-Republican for years.
The so-called Gang of 500 long ago abandoned
journalistic ethics for those of the entertainment industry.
They’re celebrities, and as such would-be insiders
and front-runners. Liberal media?
During the Clinton administration, this cohort
flogged the make-believe Whitewater scandal for years.
They went hysterical over Bill Clinton’s sexual
sins and sustained false derogatory stories about Al Gore
during the 2000 election (invented the Internet,
“Love Story,” etc. ). After that, the nation’s premier
newspapers, specifically The New York Times and
The Washington Post, got suckered into running
single-source, frontpage propaganda about Saddam
Hussein’s nonexistent weapons of mass destruction.
The embedded mainstream media treated the subsequent
invasion of Iraq as the world’s biggest Boy Scout
jamboree until chaos in Baghdad became impossible
So was it shocking after Barack Obama’s election
to find pundits on TV with warnings such as that
America remains a conservative country and he
must 'discipline' the 'ardent activists' who elected him
by engaging 'interests that usually ally with
In short, if Obama ignores the gasbags and leads,
Americans will follow.
That is a hard fricken pill to swallow. I get
the reasoning behind it.
At the least can they be publicly shamed for
their actions so everyone
in America and the world knows this was a sick
CY in PA
In Obama's defense, he didn't run on "I'll
make those bastards pay." He ran on "Let's
do things different and let's try working together."
It was Pelosi's job to keep the bastards in line
but she gave them a blank check and looked the other way.
behind the president no matter what he does!"
Sometimes hours of work are buried in these pages
and I'd hate to think
those hours were only paying off for a small
percentage of readers.
Hell there are often flashes of intelligence
on these side pages, (but only flashes :)
It's an important issue - GM might not make it to Obama's first day
You need to have an informed opinion.
Read this and decide which side you're on.
I'll ask Chicago Jim to track the hits this page
It would be to produce Bartcop Radio shows if I had some help.
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
it cuts my work load which would mean more radio shows more better
One thing - speak loudly and clearly and be sure to give it some volume.
Excerpt: Some of Obama’s emerging miscues also parallel
misjudgments that Bill Clinton
made 16 years ago when his administration got
off to a stumbling start because he
sometimes placed politics and diversity over
appointing the best qualified people.
Oh really? Too bad Bob failed to offer any examples.
Obama is on the verge of naming Hillary as Secretary
(although foreign policy is not her strong suit)
The whole world knows Hillary can run rings around Obama
on foreign policy.
If she's not qualified to be SoS, Parry suggests Obama's not qualified
to be president.
I disagree with Bob Parry.
Obama could show that he values loyalty.
John Kerry was an early Obama supporter
and Richardson was called a “Judas” by James
Carville for endorsing Obama.
You said Bill "placed politics and diversity
over appointing the best qualified people,"
and that's a bad thing, but now you advise Obama to avoid
Hillary and appoint
Kerry or Richardson as Secretary of State because they were early Obama
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