"If you look at America, one of the terrible
marks against us is slavery and racism, and I think that’s a great thing for
America to have overcome. I believe that will gain us a tremendous amount in the
world community. We can now be an honest nation and not a hypocritical one."
-- Rudy the bastard, Link
If Rudy Giuliani opens his nasty whore
mouth and a slur doesn't come out,
it means he's running for something - what
Excerpt: Bush told Charlie Gibson, "Saddam Hussein
was unwilling to let the inspectors go in to determine whether or not the U.N. resolutions
were being upheld." Bush has been
peddling this brazen falsehood for years.
It's even possible he's come to believe it.
In reality, Iraq produced a 12,000-page document
on Dec. 7, 2002, explaining the destruction
of its chemical and biological weapons. Despite
some foot-dragging, Saddam then allowed U.N.
inspectors to travel at will inside Iraq searching
for forbidden weapons. The inspectors remained
until March 2003 when Bush ordered them out ahead
of his "shock and awe" bombing campaign.
The U.N. inspectors' activities were broadcast
on TV daily for weeks. The same kinds of easily
manipulated patriots doubtless infuriated by
this column were then focusing their ire on chief arms
inspector Hans Blix.
All conveniently forgotten by Bush, his followers
and our intrepid press corps,
no longer so much covering for a failed president
as for themselves.
As always, Gene Lyons is 100% right.
I remember that shit Jay Leno doing Mr Magoo jokes
about Hans Blix, claiming that Iraq
was wall-to-wall WMDs but Blix was just to damn
stupid and blind (Mr Magoo) to find them.
And the Butcher of Baghdad gets away with his
never-ending litany of lies because the networks
the weekly magazines, the cable news Nazis and
talk radio continue to spin their pro-Bush lies.
Thank Koresh we have SOME honest journalists like
Excerpt: People on the left are not looking at Obama's
appointments with a jaundiced eye because they think
he needs to apply some liberal orthodoxy litmus
test. They have legitimate concerns that people like
Geitner, Summers and other Rubin acolytes created
this mess, and it's reasonable to ask why they're
being appointed to get us out of it. While
some of us want to give Obama a chance to fulfill the promises
he campaigned on and work with the staff of his
choice in order to do so, we'd be intellectually dishonest
kool-aid swilling freaks to pretend his economics
team didn't have some troublesome baggage.
And after the past eight years, it's a bit much
to hear "just shut up and trust me, because I know better."
But Obama isn't Bush.
Bush lied to us, 1,000 times, so we should blame Bush, not Obama.
I don't know what Jane Hamsher has against Robert Rubin, but when he
worked for Clinton
he was a goddamn genius and a miracle worker and right now we need
It's so weird that the blogosphere and most of the MSM was kissing Obama's
ass every day when
he was running against Hillary, but since he won. now he's the anti-Christ
that must be stopped?
From late 2006 until Nov 4, 2008, all the cool kids were with Obama.
From Nov 5 onward, it's a bad thing to be pro-Obama?
"I don't think this touches Obama and we all
ought to accept him at his word particularly since Fitzgerald, if there was any indication
at all that it did touch Obama, I think we would have gotten a pretty clear indication of that
today...But the problem I've got is that he said he was sad for the people of Illinois. I would
have felt a lot more comfortable if he'd said this is...despicable and unacceptable."
-- an unknown being that has taken over the mind and body of Karl Rove,
Gee, if we could only get the Left to be
as nice to Obama as Karl Rove is.
Bart, it took about 18 seconds to MapQuest
a trip from Anchorage to Juneau.
20 hours and 800-odd miles (including a stretch
in BC) later and you’re driving down Main St.
Let’s avoid making the Tundra Princess look like
the smart one.
Fred, I don't have time to get deep into this, but I spent 18
seconds at Yahoo maps.
Where do you see a road?
That yellow ribbon around Juneau is a highway.
According to this map, there are no roads leading away from Juneau.
How else could a semi-intelligent man read this map?
Let's let Mapquest and Yahoo maps fight it out.
I've been to Juneau - by boat.
It seems that indeed you cannot drive to the
capital of Alaska.
The locals say they don't worry about stolen cars
- you usually find them at the docks,
or maybe an airstrip. And the Governor
has no knowledge of this???? Wow!!
No wonder they were building a Bridge to Nowhere.
It's funny how things work.
Recently, I came up with one of my "great" ideas to solve the economic
crisis Bush created
and I didn't get a single reply as to whether my ideas were good or
if they'd even work.
But the Highways to Juneau controversy has generated dozens
It's similar to the situation with the Bartcop Hotties section.
I can work 10 hours on a political page and get credit for one click,
but if some guy clicks on
there's a good chance I'll get 100 unique clicks. From there, if
I'll probably get 200 clicks and those Hottie pages that took one hour
to make back in 2006 will be generating clicks until those women get
Ten hours of work - 1 click. Hottie pages from 2006 - 200 clicks.
Excerpt: See, eight years of Bush was eight years with
our feet in concrete. No movement, except toward death.
No autonomy, except in choosing how much to hate
foreigners and gay people. Only regression, oppression,
constriction, nothing built and nothing gained
and nothing created, except for a massive wall of negative feelings,
a deep sense that we can't survive much longer.
And, oh my God, we surely didn't.
And now, the dam is bursting, and behold the
poisons and treasures pouring forth. Even Bush himself,
with mere hours to go before signing his name
to one the ugliest chapters in our history, finally admitted to
the national crisis. He actually said the word
"recession" aloud, pronounced it correctly and everything.
Which is a bit like walking through New Orleans
a month after Hurricane Katrina and saying,
"Yes, I think there's a bit of water damage here."
Thank you, George, for finally cementing your
"It's also interesting that Blagojevich had
previously held the congressional seat that went on to be held by Rahm Emanuel,
the new White House chief of staff."
-- Newsweek's Michael Isikoff, trying to make a point that has no point,
Hey Mikey, Obama is taking the seat previously held by Der Monkey.
You going to try to make some horseshit
connection out of that, too?
If I moved to Washington DC, would my IQ of 64
make me one of the smartest people in that town?
Excerpt: Bush has his signature failures: Iraq, the economy
and Katrina, for starters. But really, his is an administration
that has performed its duties poorly across the
board. The public reached this conclusion a while ago. In 2007,
when the Pew Research Center asked people to
choose their own word to describe Bush in 2006 and 2007,
the number one response was "incompetent."
This was a predictable result of the fact that
Bush and Cheney intentionally put into key posts people who
didn't support the traditional missions of the
agencies they led. Competence or experience often weren't as
important as loyalty to the White House, rigid
ideological commitment to deregulation, aversion to oversight
and allegiance to corporate and special interests
over consumers and the general public.
Now, the Center for Public Integrity is out with
a new report authoritatively chronicling the results.
It's called Broken Government: An assessment
of 128 executive branch failures since 2000.
Excerpt: It's like when you watch "Cops" and the idiot
burglar tries to hide beside a tree in the dark,
even though he's wearing light-up sneakers. It's
like when Dan Rather dares the world to prove
he's a clueless ass-clown. It's just good stuff.
There's no tragedy here. No wasted potential.
No undeserving victims. No profound and complicated
symbolic issues...This is the sort of
criminality we want the Feds to find, particularly
in Chicago. Everyone gets what they deserve
- at least so far - and all of the guilty parties
are all the more deserving of punishment because
they don't quite understand what the big deal
is. I love it.
Jonha Goldberg never has anything of value to say
but I love running this cartoon of his mother.
Our Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 group
operated by President Phillip Kellerman
and a Board of Directors with over 80 years in
migrant education and human services.
As of September 27, 2007, the Harvest of Hope
Foundation has distributed over $582,000
to migrant farm workers and families around the
country for repairs to vehicles, housing,
utilities, medical services and bills, food,
clothing, funeral expenses and tuition for migrant students.
The Foundation has issued small grants to migrant-related
support service organizations.
Bart, I usually agree with you, but you got this
I can't remember the guy's name, but it was a
Democratic congressmember who sank Hillarys
health care reform. That congressmember
was the insurance industry's point man in Congress
and he went on to be an insurance industry lobbyist
(Jim something, I think), and then became
one of Obama's big name advisors on health care
reform during the campaign.
It wasn't the Republicans who fouled up health
care reform. They didn't have to.
The Democrats have their own set of running dogs
servicing the lobbyists.
Dean, I'm going to respectfully disagree with
you because I was there, I heard what was said
and it went on for months and months. I
specifically remember G Gordon Liddy saying,
"If Hillary's health care plan goes thru,
unqualified Black men will operate on your kids." Nothing like a little racism to cloud the minds
of the idiot voters.
Sure, there was no shortage of back-stabbing sons of bitches in the
Democratic party then,
as there are now, but the Republicans and talk radio so poisoned Hillary's
plan (without ever
reading it) the Democrats may have just decided it wasn't worth fighting
for - and look at the mess
we have today. Obama just said almost HALF of all bankruptcies
are health-cost related.
They say Detroit loses $2,000 on every car they sell. They could probably
if they'd allowed the Clintons to fix what was broken but the
GOP knew that old saying
"If you have your health, you have everything"
and they couldn't allow the Clintons
that victory - so here we are.
deserves impeachment, so did Bush Link
Excerpt: With folks like Karl Rove and Karen Hughes engaged
in white-washing the Bush legacy,
it will be folks like them who will try to attach
this Blagojevich corruption scandal to Obama.
In hearing some pundits compare Blagojevich to
Nixon yesterday, dare I say Bush is the likely one
that they should be comparing to Nixon? Both
escalated a war that did not have the backing of the
American people and lied directly to all of us.
Let us remember that Scott the Underbear stated that
Bush was the one that outed Valerie Plame. In
using that connection citing that Iraq was purchasing
‘yellow cake’ from Niger in his ‘State of the
Union Address’, Bush directly lied to congress which
is an impeachable offense. Yet, they allowed
him to get away with it.
I suspect the GOP will use this scandal against
Obama, but let us remember that it was under
Bush’s watch where America suffered an economic
meltdown not seen in many of our lifetimes.
BC ol' buddy, you know I love ya, been a big fan
since your RL-LNW days.
I've been bothered by your attacks on Palin,
but could never voice exactly what bothered me about them.
Until today when Bob Somerby said exactly what
I wanted to say. So, I'll turn it over to Bob.
First, people’s reputations can get badly, unfairly
damaged if pundits are careless, silly or devious.
This is already happening, of course, as some
pundits—people like Isikoff—offer extremely frivolous
speeches about the vast “interconnections” they
see between Obama’s aides and Blagojevich.
We’ll only say this: We liberals can’t engage
in fatuous trashing of Republican targets, then expect
others to be more careful when it comes to Big
Dems. Last night, Olbermann was still promoting
the moronic bullshit about Palin and the turkey
farm. Progressives can’t play the fool in that manner,
then complain when utter foolishness rules the
rest of the discourse.
(As we’ve noted in the past: Dems have sacrificed
major players to this brainless culture in the past
sixteen years. Yes, it’s fun to play the fool
about Palin. But now this brainless culture may be redirecting
itself—against Obama and his major aides. Does
that seem like a good deal?)
Bart, loved the new radio show.
Its like sitting down having a nice long visit
with a good friend.
Its uncanny how we agree on everything but you
put it into words.
Thanks for the laughs and I've got a long haired
yellow male cat too.
He's large and in charge around here.
Positive feedback on BCR
If only more people knew how empty their lives
are without BCR! :)
His band is called The Juggs and trust Ol' Bart,
Dr Chops knows
how to play that guitar!
I'd tell my friend Rude Rich to go and check out
Dr Chops but Rich doesn't even know which end of the guitar
goes in his mouth.
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Subject: Palin said drive
Your pillar world traveler actually said you can't
drive to the capital of Alaska?
Yeah, that's what he and lying Yahoo Maps both
You then quote him as saying you have to go by
car boat or plane.
Have you considered slowing down Bart?
Yeah, but I can't afford to...
Do you and he think the cars in the capital are
brought there inside of airplanes?
No, and I don't think cars get there
by boat, either.(cough)
The good Alaskan Christians ask God to wiggle
his nose and provide a temporary road
that brings Juneau a shitload of cars, but then
the magic road turns to martyr dust and it's gone.
Hawaii gets their cars the same way.
PS -- A state capital isn't spelled capitol.
Carson the....... Haven't driven there but I
I've long known one of us is crazy, but why is Webster's lying?
- a building in which a state legislative body
Excerpt: Has Barack Obama forgotten, "Way-to-go, Brownie"?
We thought Obama would go a very different way.
You'd think he would avoid repeating the
Bush regime's horror show of unqualified appointments,
of picking politicos over professionals.
But here we go again. Trial balloons lofted in
the WaHoPo suggest Obama is about to select
Joel Klein as Secretary of Education. If not
Klein, then draft-choice number two is Arne Duncan,
Obama's backyard basketball buddy in Chicago.
Say it ain't so, President O.
Did the rules change?
Palast is critical of Obama because a trial balloon
I'm so old, I remember when everyone was for Obama but me.
Now it looks like I'm the only friend he has Left.
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