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Thursday  Nov 20,  2008   Vol 2249 - Knock it Back 

Quote of the Day

"I showed her the closets. I showed her 
  all the things that women are interested in." 
       -- Pickles Stepford, who knows
           what Michelle thinks is important  Link


In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow Jobless Claims @ 16-Year High
Arrow Unpardonable use of Power HOT
Arrow Paulsen - Crook or stupid? HOT
Arrow Should we be Surprised? 
Arrow Dead Wrong and Proud 
Arrow Advice for Obama HOT
Arrow Why I Hate the Clintons
Arrow Kristen 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,    Link

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Jobless Claims Reach a 16-Year High
 ...caused by GOP greed and tax cuts for the super-rich.
 Can we get any Democrats to list the damn facts?


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 friends could
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 years.

Can we get any Democrats to list the damn facts?

   "Our job is to rubber-stamp every bad idea Bush has!"

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An Unpardonable use of Power
 by Russ Feingold


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.

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 Subject: Al Qaeda calls Obama 'a House Negro'

Al Qaeda spokesman Ayman al-Zawahiri released a statement calling Barrack Obama a "House Negro".
It just shows how little Muslim terrorists understand America. Obama was in the SENATE.

I'm Marc the Comedian - And I approved this message!

Marc Perkel
San Bruno, CA.

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"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.


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This shit pisses me off.

Obama has four choices. He can hire
Experienced Democrats from Clinton's 90s,
Experienced Democrats from Carter's 70s,
Experienced Democrats from the LBJ 60s,
Inexperienced Democrats who mean well.

This is pure Clinton hatred - nothing else.
Don't like Obama's choices?

Is Henry Paulsen crooked or stupid?


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 US taxpayers?

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.

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 Subject: Bartcoppers, we need your help HOTHOT

Hi Bart,

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 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

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 about
what to say when you call Georgia voters.

Write to Joann for that list at

Let's make history by retiring this son of a bitch.
How low are you when you hit a triple amputee veteran below the belt?

Should we be Surprised?
 by David Sirota


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 were.
But Obama personally gave the order to be nice to Kissyface.

Does David Sirota now hate Obama, too?

Maybe he should work for

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Okies - Dead Wrong and Proud of It


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 Oklahoma.”
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 religious insanity."
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 some snakes.

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"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

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 Subject: Kissyface

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 chairmanship away,
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 next election.

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"Armband religion is killing the Republican Party.
  The GOP has surrendered its high ground to its lowest brows.
     -- Kathleen Parken, Fascist turned-wise-elder,    Link

 Hey GOP, don't listen to her.
 Run McCain's swimsuit model in 2012 - God will open the doors for her!

 ha ha

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Farewell Doucebags!

 Subject: Filibuster-proof majority

Hi Bart,

So that’s why the Democratic Party has kept Liebermann on.
Or maybe it’s just a matter of ‘keep your friends close and your enemies even closer’?

Just found your site and I am now reading through all the back issues.
Where can I buy the crystal ball that you have been using all this time?

Best wishes, Bart,
 Art in the UK

Art, I got that at

Thanks for writing.

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Advice for Obama
 by Gene Lyons


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 to ignore.

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 Republicans'?

In short, if Obama ignores the gasbags and leads, Americans will follow.

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 Subject: Obama: Let Torturers go


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 aberration?
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.

    "We're behind the president no matter what he does!"

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"There is something liberating about being in a position of opposition..."
    --  --Jim Geraghty on why the GOP is so upbeat,  Link

  I propose a toast...

 To, say, 16 or 20 years of GOP liberation!

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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 in office.

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 gets.

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Become a Radio Personality

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 those,
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One thing - speak loudly and clearly and be sure to give it some volume.

Send those MP3s to me at

Hell, you might end up with fans demanding more turn your new hobby into a career
and then you could quit your boring day job and live off the kindness of strangers :)

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Why I Hate the Clintons
 Part 33 in a never-ending series by Robert Parry


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 of State
(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.

Seriously, Bob?
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 supporters?

And that's a good thing?

I miss the old Bob Parry.

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Hi Bart, Julio A______ asked me to write to you.
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He is reading your page from there.

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