"Cheney became VP well before George Bush picked
him and he began to manipulate things from that point on, knowing that he
was going to be able to convince this guy to pick him, knowing that he was then going to be
able to wade into the vacuums that existed around George Bush — personality vacuum, character
vacuum, details vacuum, experience vacuum." -- Lawrence Wilkerson,
Chief of Staff to traitor Colin Powell, Link
Excerpt: After a lifetime of being wooed by others, it
seems clear that Caroline Kennedy is still struggling to sell herself.
Interviews with more than a dozen people who
have met or spoken with her in recent weeks as she zigzagged
across the state reveal a fairly uniform portrait
of the private Ms. Kennedy in her first turn as a very public woman.
Most described her as courteous but reticent,
unfailingly gracious but not exactly passionate. Her whirlwind intro-
duction has raised some doubts about her temperament
and political hunger, in contrast to Hillary, who expressed
her desire for the job in 2000 and how hard she
was willing to work to get it.
I find it odd that after decades of being known as Caroline Kennedy
she now points out that she never took his last name and that she's
still 100% Kennedy.
"Whatever happened to McCain boasting about
how he knew how to get bin Laden? Having lost the election, McCain apparently
has decided to just sit pat with that curious secret -- is that his version
of putting country first?
-- theangryliberal, Link
Excerpt: Amid the jubilation and celebration of New Year's
Eve, another feeling is present for many
as a super-shitty 2008 comes to a close: relief.
Randolph King, 63, of York, England, tried to
forget his retirement fund losses as he sat
on a hill overlooking Sydney Harbor, awaiting
the annual New Year's fireworks display.
"I'm looking forward to 2009 — because it can't
get much worse," he said.
Facing the end of a year that saw Wall Street
crash — taking the world's morale with them
— partygoers everywhere struggled to forget their
troubles on what is typically a joyous night.
In the Philippines, President Arroyo spoke of
hope for better days to come, while in Hong Kong,
some admitted they were too depressed over their
monetary woes to join in the revelry.
And Malaysia opted against sponsoring any celebration
Yes, the greedy Bush bastards have robbed the
entire world into the poor house.
And the wimpy Democrats just stood there and watch
him do it - like a dominated wife who
turned her back and ignored the evidence while
her husband raped their daughters for years.
right, bart - we're gutless scumbags who
thought of nothing but covering our own rich asses."
"As my time in office comes to a close, I thank
the American people for trusting me with the Treasury which
I have looted f-ing dry. It has been
tremendous fun stealing that and
all the oil in Iraq, and together we
have accomplished a great deal. No,
you get all the blame, "we" did nothing together. Among other things, we have advanced the cause
of human freedom thru
rendition and torture;
we have crippledour
military and greatly
corrupted our nation's security; we have empowered parents to demand
educational excellence for their children; (They always had that
power) and we have revolutionized the
fight against poverty, corruption,
(Did he say that with a straight face?)
and the scourge of disease around the world. May God bless you, and may
God continue to bless America."
-- Der Fuhrer Monkey, Link
God "blessed" us by sending your crooked ass to destroy Clinton's peace
America has no idea how many trillions of dollars we have in debt because
you cooked the books by putting your Iraqi quagmire off the books.
The military is broken, the economy has crashed and America is hated
around the globe.
Things are so bad, Osama bin Laden has a higher approval rating than
So glad we have 'change' coming to our leadership
- playing with their balls
while the world burns ... Bush disrespects the
troops by golfing. During the Gaza crisis,
Obama plays golf in Hawaii while staying silent
on the Israeli attacks: Link TQuigly
TQuigly, what do you want Obama to do right now?
He's one of 100 senators - what should he do?
What can he do - besides interfere?
When you give a pass to obama for his words, actions,
or lack of either, ask yourself,
would you give a pass to boosh for the same words,
actions or lack of either?
If not, then don't give it to obama ...
Technically, it's illegal for Obama to conduct foreign
policy until he's sworn in.
Sure, the Bush bastards have always interfered when they were private
but I guess Obama has more respect for the law than the Bush bastards.
It's not about "giving him a pass."
It's about having one president at a time.
Sidebar: I detect some Israeli-related insanity here - am I right?
I'm guessing you're wildly anti-Israel and that means you want Obama
to change the rules to accommodate your position on the evil Israelis.
Using your logic, why are YOU playing with YOUR
balls while the world burns?
Why should YOU get a pass?
I'm not trying to be mean, I'm just holding up a mirror.
Also, in 15 days when Bush is gone (Worldwide cheers erupt!)
do you want Bush
to comment on every decision Obama makes or should he, as a private
realize that we only have one president at a time?
Excerpt: Pickles Bush has single-handedly restored the
term, "lady," to the American vocabulary.
And she has done it with such rare aplomb that
nary a soul seems to have even noticed,
which is precisely the way I'm convinced she
If you substitute "mindless Stepford wife" for
"lady," I could agree with that.
After eight years of Hillary Clinton trying to
act as an unelected co-President and leftist feminists
egging her on every step of the way, Pickles
came on the scene as a refreshing respecter of the electorate,
OK, she's clumsily trying to say that Pickles
has no ambition in life. Her idea of "public service"
is baking cookies for her rat-brained husband
while he decides which oil rich nations are worth
sending soldiers to their early graves for, but
WTF does "a refreshing respecter of the
And you guys stole two elections to install your
blood-thirsty monkey so how do you figure
you're on some higher "respect the electorate"
ground? Your position makes no sense at all.
...content not to seize power that wasn't
rightfully hers. What could be more democratic than that?
How about "Every vote counts." That's more democratic than anything you sons
opf bitches stand for.
Unheralded by most, she is indeed a great lady."
Dude, Pickles Bush unheralded in droves. People line up around the block to unherald Pickles.
Nobody respects her but other mindless Stepford wives.
Go read your Bible.
Read up on that "submit to men" crap you religio-wackos see in there
and then tell me why Pickles Bush should be respected.
it turns out Pickles saved the world a few times by getting her moron husband
to put down
the launch code football when he was dead drunk, I'll say nice things
Excerpt: The Democratic Party leadership in the U.S. Senate
that may be the most ridiculous player in this Blago-drama.
In particular, Harry Reid, the kind of gutless
politician who makes people want to move to other countries.
Good Old Harry claims he will refuse to allow
Burris to be seated. Harry Reid, of course, has his head so far up
his ass on this one that he can see Russia better
than Sarah Palin can from her boudoir. This is the same Harry Reid
who dithered about for years rather than confront
the criminal Bush Regime in any meaningful way. This is the same
guy who allowed Joe Lieberman to make a mockery
of his own party. This is the same guy...oh, never mind
...just thinking of Reid makes me too depressed
How did we get stuck with Reid and Pelosi?
We deserve better than those two losers.
We deserve better people than those self-serving Bush coddlers.
"Is there anyone from this administration that
is not a pathological LIAR?? I am so disgusted with this whole administration and
99% of these repug/fascist politicians. They just seem to think if they spew their
bull shit loud and long enough that they can change reality. The Evil Empire ...it doesn't
get any more evil than these thugs and liars." -- JoshuaLudd,
I think Obama's Warren choice should pay big dividends
in the long run.
Obama will, indeed, be going over the budget
with a scalpel wherein tons
of social programs will be the first to go.
So who will Obama expect to make up for the enormous
He'll look straight to conservative religious
leaders who have the biggest
reach, i.e., the 4th largest church in the nation.
Dear Dr. Warren....
The conservatives certainly condemn using government
money to aid the less fortunate...
so I guess they'll be tithing aplenty when Warren
issues the orders.
Excerpt: THE GOP BIG (TENT?) PLANTATION AWARD goes to
RNC candidate Chip Saltsman
who sent out a Christmas gift CD to committee
members including the song “Barack the Magic Negro.”
THE “I GOT A ROCKET IN MY POCKET” AWARD
is bestowed upon CIA operatives in Afghanistan.
In an attempt to win the loyalty of grizzled
warlords, the agents are giving them the gift of Viagra. In an effort
to win the loyalty of warlords’ wives, they are
giving them running shoes and a six-hour head start.
THE “THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON DRUGS” PRIZE goes to
economics whiz Rush Limbaugh who, shortly
after the election, declared: “The Obama recession
is in full swing, ladies and gentlemen. Stocks are dying,
which is a precursor of things to come. This
is an Obama recession. Might turn into a depression.”
"What is it that I did that is so fundamentally
wrong, that deserves this kind of response to my service? For some reason, I am portrayed
as the one who is evil in formulating policies that people disagree with. I consider myself a
casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror." -- Alberto Gonzales, whining
about being seen as Bush's brainless flunkie, Link
Bart, you were the first and only to name the
BFEE, and one of the very first to properly describe
the Bush gang as a fascist gang. Your extremely
prescient rants and observations went nearly unheard
while most of the country slept at the wheel,
or was busy counting their all-so-important tax cuts.
(the ones they sold their souls and their votes
for) Thank You for being there!
My question to you today is: Have things gone
better, as bad, or worse than you were privately
predicting back when Bush was on top and you
were called a reactionary liberal fool?
I thought Bush was a idiotic buffoon, which he
is, but I had no idea the heartless son of a bitch
would just sit there and watch New Orleans drown
or lie us into a never-ending quagmire for oil
that sold for as much as $145
barrel FIVE YEARS after we invaded to get cheaper oil.
I thought Bush was a popcorn thief, like Blagojevich.
I had no idea he'd be another Hitler
with admittedly fewer victims.
Have things turned out better than you thought
because of this past election and the hope it brings,
or have the Bush crimes hurt us more than you
thought they would, more than what Obama can undo?
Obama is going to start with an almost-post-911 wave of sympathy. Like
Bush on 9-12,
Obama is going to have the world asking, "What
can we do to help?" so there's no limit to
the good he can do if he stays focused and if the Left doesn't destroy
You often said you thought we would never get
the GOP out of the White House.
If you believed that was so (like I did) that
would mean that things turned out somewhat better.
He's not gone yet :).
There's still time to blow up New York which
would allow Bush to declare Martial Law.
Maybe getting Reid & Pelosi onboard was Bush's
Bush will never be brought to justice with Reid
& Pelosi blocking for him.
There have been very few opinions I respected
through this horrible time, yours being #1.
I have a big problem with the assumption that
Israel is always right - even when they are wrong.
Yes - Israel has a right to exist. But it has
no more right to exist than that of any other country.
There is nothing at all special about Israel
and they should not be treated differently than any other country.
I am a long time reader, but until now, never
I have enjoyed your site tremendously over the
years - and that is why I am writing today.
I have noticed for a long time that your posts
are more and more infrequent.
I used to check your site daily so that I wouldn't
Now I find that twice a week is sufficient, and
sometimes even more than needed.
To those of us who consider Bartcop to be the
antidote to right-wing hate sites and scream radio, this is disconcerting.
I know that you have to earn an existance and
I am certain that Bartcop Radio is an integral part of that.
Still, your webpage is the birthing source of
the whole operation.
To see it neglected on a regular basis is saddening.
You really should visit your roots more often.
A lot of us miss you.
Bill in Pittsburgh
Bill, I am not on vacation.
Our fun and peaceful lives were hijacked on Dec 16th, Mrs. Bart's birthday.
We saved an old man's knife and now we're responsible for him.
Did you miss the day I explained that I was mired in a quagmire of judges,
private detectives ($125
an hour) appraisers, roofers, real estate agents,
social workers, scumbag defense, movers, trips to court, insurance
mold experts, rented police ($25
an hour for two weeks) exhaustion, stock
brokers, driving 4 hours per day, below freezing temps, utilities
hospital visits, more insurance problems, Ensure, lawyers, meth heads,
hearings, freezing rain, locksmiths, storage containers here, storage
there, stolen cars, oxycodone, stolen dogs w/ blackmail, surveillance
and negotiating a higher limit on my VISA card?
Trust me, I'd rather be conducting regular Treehouse business but we
just let an old man freeze to death in a rat-infested meth house.
He put Mrs. Bart
thru college - we are not going to turn our backs on
Added to that, we have to come up with $140
a day for the "assisted living" expenses.
We're trying to turn his assets into cash, but nobody's at work during
so that effort couldn't even begin in ernest until today.
You don't know what you'll do until you're put under pressure
and this affair has turned out to be a hell of a tester.
"The core play in the GOP playbook for 44 years
has been the magic negro playbook. They don't have another play or another playbook.
Whether it is Willie Horton, or welfare queens and tax and spend, or the way
they have dealt with immigration... they don't have a play in their playbook that
doesn't start with the exploitation of racial divisions... They are going to have
to reject 44 years of GOP politics in order to have any chance in the 21st century America." -- Simon Rosenberg Link
Excerpt: A number of organizations want Obama's inauguration
ceremony to leave out all references to God and religion.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington, the
plaintiffs demand that the words "so help me God" not be added
to the end of the president's oath of office.
In addition, the lawsuit objects to plans for ministers to deliver an
invocation and a benediction in which they may
discuss God and religion.
An advance copy of the lawsuit was posted on a
Web site by my good friend Michael Newdow,
...a California doctor and lawyer who has filed
similar and unsuccessful suits over inauguration ceremonies
in 2001 and 2005. The new lawsuit says in part,
"There can be no purpose for placing 'so help me God'
in an oath or sponsoring prayers to God, other
than promoting the particular point of view that God exists."
Newdow said references to God during inauguration
ceremonies violate the Constitution's ban on the
establishment of religion.
The religio-handjobs want their particular brand of insanity to be the
law of the land.
Why do we have "In God We Trust" on our money? What
good did it do?
There's no logical reason to invoke a non-existent Cloud Being when
swearing to something.
"I swear on the Easter Bunny to tell the truth," makes
some people feel better.
Religious insanity should be restricted like smoking: It should
only be legal inside your home
and in designated areas where the crazies can't bother or harm us science
and logic people
and it should be kept away from easily-influenced children..
I think we can all agree that it's good news that
both mother and child are doing well yet
there remains this rancorous inquisitor screaming
from the depths of my brain that begs in wonder
if the media (Sean Hannity in particular) would
be in such panegyric adoration of the happy
occasion had it been say, Chelsea Clinton who
had a baby out of wedlock.
Hannity the whore would've said, "It's because
liberals have no morals."
That reminds me - back around 1995, I was listening to G. Gordon Liddy
on Nazi radio.
Al Gore's son got a speeding ticket (I think) and Liddy was going on
and on and on and on about what horrible parents the Gore's must be for bringing up their
kid with no values.
So I fired off a fax to him and said, "If brushes with the law indicate
bad parenting, what does it say about YOUR parents that you did hard time for seven
He read my fax on the air and then laughed and said,
"The two situations can't be compared."
Either brushes with the law indicate bad parenting or they don't.
Conserva-nazis like to pretend the rules don't apply to them.
Somehow, getting a speeding ticket IS proof of bad parenting
but doing time for seven felonies is not?
"I think he has an achievement that is more
from the bully pulpit than it is programmatic. But if you look at No Child Left Behind, and
if you look at AIDS in Africa and some of the other initiatives, I think one thing he really
believes in, which is he elevated the public imagination, the public sensibility, the notion of every
life being precious, every spirit being important."
-- Mark Halperin, Link
"Bush was known as the "Texecutioner" for his
assembly line-like processing of death penalty cases. Conservative estimates of Iraqi
deaths as a result of his war fought for his Oedipal complex with his daddy are over 100,000.
How this shithead Halperin can claim Bush's "notion that every life is precious"
-- jwf, Link
Bush, the Giggling murderer.
He can't even talk about Texas death penalty
cases without giggling.
Hi BC, What happened that you've been hit
with this huge debt?
Or am I stepping out of line by asking?
Are these charges for your website?
I'll try to send something, but it won't be much
because we are in low income bracket
& this is house/car insurances time.
Hope this gets straightened out soon whatever the problem.
Elizabeth (of Stonehenge)
Elizabeth, we adopted an 86-year old man with dementia from a meth house.
It cost us about $8000 to secure his estate - which might eventually
pay us back
but right now it's a gamble that we weren't prepared for and never
intended to take.
We can't walk away from him, but we also can't sacrifice her future
to help him.
We should learn a lot in the next 2 weeks.
Hopefully we'll make it thru this.
We're on the road again today to see another lawyer.
Maybe he can show us a map on how to get out of this jungle.
Sidebar: If I had a dollar for everyone who wrote to compalin about
that chupacabra joke - we'd have no financial troubles at all :)
Robbie Knievel jumped the Mirage Volcano - sort of.
The FOX Whores said if he lost power on the up-ramp,
he'd likely fall into the volcano but that wasn't really possible
because he took off and landed on the sidewalk in front of the volcano. Still, it was exciting and I know it's real because nobody else does
As I feared, most of the night's music was painfully, lame funeral dirges.
It's New Year's f-ing Eve on the Worst Year Ever, so why can't
Hollywood figure out that we want something that's fun and rocks?
Fall Out Boy actually had some up-tempo music - salutes (but
no Chinaco) to them.
Lady Gaga was kinda beat-worthy, but the other acts pretty much
Why can't the networks understand that it's a damn party and not a
I didn;t watch Dave Clark because I'd have a comment aboiut him and
everybody hates it when I say stroke victims don't make the best TV
One channel had a Queen with Paul Rogers concert.
I was never a big Paul Rogers fan, but he looked great and sounded
and if he gets Brian May onstage, that's a good thing for him to be
Kathy Griffin on CNN was terribly funny taunting Anderson Cooper
but the highlight of the evening had to be Zappa plays Zappa
Instead of playing Frank's most obscure songs, he played some songs
we knew - so that was a lot of fun. Look for some of that in
Last thing - and this really pissed me off - when the ball finally dropped
the whole country was treated to this:
2009 TOSHIBA TOSHIBA TOSHIBA TOSHIBA TOSHIBA
Nothing against Toshiba or our Japanese friends,
but isn't shouting something in caps FIVE TIMES
Did Toshiba really sponsor the new year?
If they sponsored 2008, I want my money back.
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