Excerpt: Der Monkey presided over the weakest eight-year
span for the U.S. economy in decades and
economists across the ideological spectrum increasingly
view his two terms as a time of little
progress on the nation's thorniest fiscal challenges.
The number of jobs in the nation increased by
about 2 percent during Bush's tenure,
Wait a minute - what time is it?
Bush lost 524.000 jobs in December, that's 17,000
lost jobs per day.
January is on track to break that record, so
throttle back on the idea that The Idiot
had a positive affect on anything he did after
stealing power from Al Gore.
...the most tepid growth over any eight-year span
since data collection began seven decades ago.
Gross domestic product grew at the slowest pace
since Truman amd Americans' incomes grew
more slowly than in any presidency since the
1960s, other than that of Bush's father.
It's the job of a Republican president to destroy the economy to the
can swoop in and buy bankrupt American companies for 10 cents on the
Bush and his aides are quick to point out that
they oversaw 52 straight months of job growth
in the middle of this decade, and that the economy
expanded at a steady clip from 2003 to 2007.
No, no, no, no, no. They don't get credit
for growth after causing a giant downturn
and then getting back half the economic losses
they caused. What's wrong with you?
Only an idiot or someone on the Bush payroll
could argue such nonsense.
But economists, including some former advisers
to Bush, say it increasingly looks as if the nation's
economic expansion was driven to a large degree
by the interrelated booms in the housing market,
consumer spending and financial markets. Those
booms, which the Bush administration encouraged
with the idea of an "ownership society," have
Bullshit - they stole that money. The only thing that was unsustainable is, after a while,
there we no longer any banks left that had not yet been robbed.
The Washington Whore Post will lie to the ends of the Earth to try
to convince their readers that Bush wasn't the worst president ever.
"Do you remember what it was like right after
9-11 around here? People were saying, "How come they didn't see it? How come they
didn't connect the dots?" Do you remember what the environment was like in Washington
-- I do -- when people were hauled in front of Congress and members of Congress were asking
questions about, "How come you didn't know this that or the other?" And then we
start putting, you know, policy in place -- legal policy in place to connect the dots, and all
the sudden, people were saying, "How come you're connecting the dots?" -- The Delusional
George, try to concentrate when I tell you this:
Connecting the dots and torture-for-fun are two different things.
Somehow, your pea-brained mind thinks you're being criticized
for connecting the dots.
That's not the case.
You're being criticized for attack an oil-rich country that didn't
You're being criticized for raping the Constitution.
You're being criticized for murder, torture and kidnapping.
You're being criticized for fabricating evidence to invade and
steal Iraq's oil.
Nobody is criticizing you for connecting the dots.
How did you and your abby-normal brain ever get to the White House?
Excerpt: Three days after the world learned that $50 billion
may have disappeared in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme,
The Times led its front page of Dec. 14 with
the revelation of another $50 billion rip-off. This time the vanished
loot belonged to American taxpayers. That was
our collective contribution to the $117 billion spent (as of
mid-2008) on Iraq reconstruction — a sinkhole
of corruption, cronyism, incompetence and outright theft
that epitomized Bush management at home and abroad.
The source for this news was a near-final draft
of an as-yet-unpublished 513-page federal history of this
nation-building fiasco. The document was assembled
by a Bush appointee, no less. It pinpoints, among other
transgressions, a governmental Ponzi scheme concocted
to bamboozle Americans into believing they were
accruing steady dividends on their investment
in a “new” Iraq.
Excerpt: Winter in Yellowstone National Park is breathtaking
in its stillness, solitude and beauty. Yet the park is not
always the peaceful sanctuary it appears to be.
This winter, Yellowstone's iconic wildlife -- wild buffalo,
wolves and grizzly bears -- are suffering greatly
after eight years of disastrous policies championed by the
Bush Administration and the surrounding states.
"As soon as President-elect Obama takes office, we'll be
calling on his interior secretary for a more
sustainable, ecosystem-based approach for protecting the park's
struggling wildlife populations," says Louisa
Willcox, senior wildlife advocate in NRDC's Montana office.
"But right now we've got our hands full trying
to prevent serious, eleventh-hour damage that an Obama
Administration could find difficult to reverse."
A shot of Chinaco for people and groups like the Natural
Resources Defense Council for keeping an eye on the Bush bastards as they do their best to soil
our finest national parks.
So Bart are you saying that if any president or
Secretary of State says that Belize
has WMDs that can kill everybody in Oklahoma
through their amazing delivery system,
we should accept his word and bomb and
Mike in Cheney
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Subject: mahablog saluted
Bart, have you seen this?
"It was, finally, through
pioneering websites like Bartcop, Buzzflash, and the late great
Media Whores Online (moment
of silence to show respect) that we liberal grassroots/intellectual
types began to find each
other and communicate with each other. And from there, we began to
challenge the Democratic
Party status quo as well as the Right. So far, the result are mixed,
but I do believe we are
having an impact."
My three favorite sites are you, RudePundit, and
I think Barbara, who Authors Mahablog, is really
I don't agree with everything she says, but she
swings a pretty heavy hammer too.
"There are many terrible handoffs that Bush
is leaving for Obama. But there is one overriding large one -- there has been no terrorist act
in this country since 9/11. And I think that is a very sobering, weighty handoff for this administration.
I think that how Obama handles that -- I think that's going to be one of the toughest, toughest
challenges going forward." -- Thomas Freidman.
as I suspect, a deal was made between Bush and Osama, it would figure that
a terrorist attack
will happen soon after Obama takes office
- to prove how great Bush was at keeping us safe.
The fact is that al Qaeda can hit us anytime
they want to but they've CHOSEN
What else explains that but a deal between
Bush and Osama?
It's a life-and-death puzzle we need to
Since Obama won't be a party to such a deal
- Osama's head is back on the chopping block
starting January 20th, so America must
prepare for another terrorist attack.
There's news articles and postings on DU about
how Dems are going to
hold Obama's feet to the fire at the slightest
hint of impropriety.
I swear to god, and I'm not religious, you are
so correct about Democrats
turning on their frickin' own (WHO ISN'T EVEN
IN OFFICE YET, FOR CHRISSAKE)
and ignoring 8 full years of demonstrated illegal
activity at every turn because "we can't go back there".
You know, when you ask how you got into a party
of such weenies,
I know where you're coming from.
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Subject: The Decider, lying
The liar that he is, Bush said with a straight
face at his "last" press conference that He inherited the recession.
He can say that until his face turns blue, but
it's so damned far fetched it's unbelievable.
In the summer of 2000, Bush said we needed tax cuts BECAUSE WE HAD A
Hey Monkey, how did we have a SURPLUS during a recession?
I'm very old, and I'm here to tell you that Bill
Clinton, the greatest President of my time,
had this economy in tip-top shape; in fact
better than it had ever been.
How do you say SURPLUS, jobs for all, and peace?
Marian in MO
I agree. If the free market worked,
Bill Clinton would've been the highest paid CEO for 8 years.
In truth, he got $200K
for delivering peace and prosperity
while Bush got $400K
to kill 4,000 soldiers and bankrupt America.
Wow, I thought you were the smartest man in Oklahoma.
You actually wrote:
> The tax cuts got the GOP on board, > but leave it to the Democrats to fuck this
Do you really believe the repuglicans are on board
because Obama offered to compromise?
He threw some red meat to the wild animals.
Wild animals like red meat - what do you want
me to say?
I’m following your earlier advice and waiting
to see what happens. The cries from the left
over useless business tax cuts will only help
Obama get the stimulus package he wants.
I...might be following you, there...
I’d also like to say, your negative opinion of
organized labor is another demonstration of your
Okie intellect, and evidence that you have been
brain-washed by Chamber of Commerce propaganda.
My little teamster pension is saving my bacon,
the first of every month.
I don't have a negative opinion about unions because
I don't know much about them.
Apparently, unions are big back East, but in
the Midwest and West, not so much.
You ran the cartoon, but I don't think you really
Still your pal,
Mike in Moo Hampshire
I ran the toon because I like Keith's work.
I'll run most any toon that's not anti-Obama
and Keith's work is among the best.
It was pretty well covered on the news when the
first BS attack Iraq scheme went off.
Did you see how well scud missiles worked ?!?
What did that tell you about their missile capability?!?
Are you saying a blind man firing a gun isn't
The Israelis who died in 1991 might disagree
...and that was before they were locked the fuck
down and their army burned.
You did hear about the no-fly zone didn't you?!?!
You mean the one that prevented boats from leaving
No, I missed that.
Besides, Schwartzkoff's "no fly zone" didn't
even cover helicopters.
Are you saying a nuke can't fit on a chopper?
I've seen choppers pick up tanks, so I think
you're wrong there, too.
Nuclear boat missiles that were going to result
in a "mushroom cloud" off the east coast ?!?!
(hey they are just sand niggers after all so
why bother bringing science into the debate of our
actions including torture and killing a MILLION
My, aren't you the clever wordsmith.
Boat missiles ! BOAT MISSILES ! Are you f**Cking
kidding me ! ! !
They need to offer you Kos money because they
haven't had a Bush press secretary that good in 8 fucking years.
I never said anything about a "boat missle," so why are you pretend-mocking
Are you saying a nuke won't fit on a boat?
Or that a nuke exploding off Staten Island would cause no damage?
Do you think a nuke has to fly to be dangerous?
I'm glad you're not our last defense against terrorism.
Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they
Excerpt: There’s no shortage of blame for the mortgage
crisis that drove the economy into the ditch.
But here’s a fresh culprit: the 2005 bankruptcy
reform act, which was strongly pushed by the
credit card industry. So say three researchers
at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York,
who argue that the legislation shifted risk from
credit card lenders to mortgage lenders,
helping trigger the surge in home foreclosures.
Before Congress passed the Bankruptcy Handjob
Act of 2005, households could erase
their unsecured debts by filing for Chapter 7
liquidation. That freed up income that distressed
homeowners could use to make mortgage payments.
The new law, however, forced better-off households
seeking bankruptcy protection to file
under Chapter 13. That chapter requires homeowners
to continue paying their unsecured lenders.
Cash-strapped homeowners who might have saved
their homes by filing Chapter 7 are now
much more likely to face foreclosure.
The credit card companies were already super-rich
- and then they got greedy.
They said they had to charge the poor 30% interest
on their cards because of the bad loans,
then they bribed congress to take away the poor's
safety net and look what it's done to us.
But don't forget that those trillions didn't "evaporate"
or "go missing."
That money was stolen by the super-rich with
Remember, Bush & Cheney didn't steal power to help the poor or the
They stole power so they could rape and rob the Treasury of the United
Excerpt: While watching football the last three weeks,
I saw commercials for the new Dodge Ram pickup.
It had the usual sales pitches, it's tough, it's
powerful, etc. But the new Dodge pickup truck also has
another innovative feature: The wall around the
bed doubles as a tool box.
It is so long that you can get a few fishing poles
in there. And it's watertight.
And it locks. And it doesn't take up any bed
This is a great idea: Finding a use for unused
space and not adding any weight to the vehicle.
So, how's that gasoline mileage? About the same
as it has been for a V-8 truck. Not great.
Meanwhile, over in Japan, Toyota is working on
a solar powered vehicle.
I couldn't help but laugh when I read this - not that it's funny.
While Detroit is helping Joe the Fisherman hide his fishing pole,
Japan is working on solar-powered cars..
The videographer was in England for a few days so he drove around to
well-known Zep sites
and filmed them, sites such as the castle they used for The Song
Remains the Same, the mansion
where the machinegun shootout took place before the music started in
the film and Bonzo's grave.
Also, there's maybe 100 pictures of Zeppelin rehearsing a couple of
weeks before the show.
All in all it's a very nice package and, unlike a regular movie, you
can watch this concert
again and again until you get old :)
If you know a Zeppelin fan, this would make a great gift.
Subject: That Zeppelin
Hello Bart, I would like to thank you for
doing a great job with your site.
Unfortunately, I cannot afford to subscribe at
but would love to have the link for the Led Zepplin
If I donate 25.00 now and promise to send a donation
every other month,
would you provide me with the link?
I will follow through.
Randy on Vashon Island, Wa
Subject: That Zeppelin
Hi Bart. Well, I ain't a subscriber and I can't
lay out $100 to subscribe at this time.
I'm sure the DVD is great, having seen them five
times....once more would be great.
Mike on Long Island
Mike and Randy, I'm printing your e-mails in case others are confused. I wouldn't make anyone pay $137 for that DVD, (as great as it is!)
A subscription is only $10,
or just $5
if you're a student, retired, disabled or military.
That would give you a month of BCR to listen to or download. Then, you might like the radio shows enough to stay a subscriber
and you'll have that terrific DVD to play the rest of your life
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