Bush is Gone! Today is
for Celebrating If YOU
are a person of color or if YOU
have felt discrimination, please
send me a paragraph and tell me
how you felt watching President
Obama take the oath Link Right now I'm pretty much Bob Dole
at Nixon's funeral.
Weekend-Monday Jan 17-19, 2009 Vol
2275 - We Have Overcome
"There are no motherf-ing snakes, in this upsoming motherf-ing
administration." -- Sam Jackson,
the after party Sunday night
Excerpt: Bush could not let go of his passion for privacy,
never seeming to fully understand that he is a public servant
who owed the nation more transparency. He ran
one of the most secretive administrations in history.
Cheney was allowed far-reaching duties and a zone
of privacy that the president did not even reserve for himself.
Even Cheney's whereabouts were top secret, as
was his spending of OUR MONEY.
When Cheney drunkenly shot a friend on a hunting
trip in Texas, it took days to get the details.
His aides later said he had opposed early efforts
to inform the White House press corps,
instead only authorizing communication with a
tiny local newspaper.
He had to sober up before he could talk to
Scooter Libby, ended up a convict essentially
for lying to protect his boss, who was a dirty crook who ordered
a campaign to discredit Joseph Wilson, who had
dared to publicly oppose the administration's Iraq policies.
In retaliation, Libby criminally leaked classified
information about Wilson's wife, who worked for the CIA.
Privacy was a relative matter for the Bush bastards.
When it suited his team's purposes, they leaked sensitive
information about a CIA employee -- something
they might have called treason if America
had a free press.
When it came to the people's right to know, Bush
could not have been less forthcoming, starting with his own
press conferences. It might seem like a petty
issue to some, but it was significant and telling that Bush would
not allow follow-up questions in his sessions
Bush and Cheney were always the bullies.
When they broke the law, they looked at the whore press and the Democrats
"So? What are you going to do about
it?" and both wet themselves in fear and walked away.
How is it possible Reid & Pelosi are still in power?
Because the pink-tutu Democrats allowed Bush to rape, kidnap, torture and murder anybody he wanted, but now that we have an elected president, they stand up to him?
coming down hard of this Obama fella. We'll
watch him like hawks 'cause he's dangerous!"
"Toyota's developing a miniature, environmentally-friendly
car that is powered by a battery. Meanwhile, Detroit is still hard at
work on an SUV that runs on rain forest trees and panda blood." -- Conan
Excerpt: The man has been saying goodbye for so long,
he’s come to resemble one of those reconstituted rock bands
that have been on a farewell tour since 1982.
(Note: Obviously, she means The Who) We had exit interviews
by the carload and then a final press conference
on Monday, in which he reminisced about his arrival on the
national stage in 2000. "Just seemed like yesterday,"
I think I speak for the entire nation when I say
that the way this transition has been dragging on, even yesterday
does not seem like yesterday. And the last time
George W. Bush did not factor into our lives feels like around 1066.
Remember how much the whore media whined about "Clinton fatigue?"
Yeah, we got pretty fed up with that peace and prosperity and the surplus.
The whore media said we needed a "new direction" - so they propped
up the Bush bastards.
"Imagine if it were reversed and I was the
one who made the 'mistake' Timothy Geithner made. There would be penalties. There would
be hearings. Wesley Snipes and I would be blood brothers."
-- Der vulgar Pigboy, getting it worng as usual
Butt Rush, you got caughht with possession
with intent to sell Hillbilly heroin - but since you're a millionaire
and were friends with the crooked Florida
governor, you got off with less than a slap on the wrist..
Oh, and classy move - sending your maid
to buy the drugs, Pigboy.
Then you got caught a second time
bringing back illegal penis-hardening drugs when you took
that boys-only trip to the Dominican Republic,
the top boy prostitute destination in the world.
Once again, because you're rich and connected
- no penalties. So why whine about a man who made a mistake
that didn't involve heroin or child sex?
Excerpt: "These torture techniques worked," Hayden said
of the agency's interrogation program.
"One needs to be very careful" about eliminating
CIA "authorities," he said, because "if you create
barriers to doing things . . . there's no wink,
no nod, no secret handshake. We won't do it."
If you create barriers to torture, they won't
Isn't that where America was when Bush stole
Hayden's spirited defense of the agency came on
the same day that Eric Holder, our next attorney general,
testified on Capitol Hill that waterboarding,
an interrogation method used by the CIA, amounted to torture.
Whoever thinks waterboarding isn't torture should
put themselves in my hands for ten minutes.
I give you my Nancy Grace Guarantee
he'll think it's torture by minute 11.
Excerpt: In assessments of the Bush presidency, the failure
to bring Osama bin Laden to justice should be noted as a significant disappointment.
On the bright side, al-Qaeda has
decided not to mount any significant attacks
on the U.S. homeland. In that respect the most important
objective of the antiterrorism strategy has
been brokered. But Bush leaves office
with a lingering sense of incompleteness, having not
achieved the one thing that would have enabled
him to use the word “victory” in the War on Terror without caveat...
Meanwhile Osama bin Laden is left with if not
the last laugh then at least one of the best. He outlasted President Bush."
Never in history have two "enemies" given each
other such valuable gifts.
Bush made Osama the biggest (by leaps and bounds) figure in the Muslim
Osama gave Bush an excuse to void the Constitution and steal all of
"Guantanamo is sort of a symbol I guess to
the left in this country and maybe to some of our critics overseas. But
the fact is it's a very well-run facility. It's first-rate." -- the Cheney devil,
When Cheney says "First rate,"
he means the torture devices at Gitmo are state-of-the-art.
assuming there's an art to torturing and maiming defenseless
Afghani goat herders.
1 Barack Obama 2. Michelle Obama 3. Martin Luther King Jr. 4. Thurgood Marshall 5. Rosa Parks 6. Barbara Jordan 7. Cynthia Wesley 8.Carole Robertson 9. Denise McNair 10.Addie Mae Collins 11. Emmett Till 12. Susan B. Anthony 13. C.T.Vivian 14. James Meredith 15. Homer Plessy 16. Harvey Milk 17. Ida B. Wells 18. Malcolm X 19. Bayard Rustin 20. John Lewis 21. Mahatma Gandhi 22. Abraham Lincoln 23. Frederick Douglass 24. Cesar Chavez 25. Sojourner Truth 26. Nelson Mandela 27. Stephen Biko 28. Oliver Brown (Brown v. Education) 29. Chief Joseph 30. Lyndon Johnson 31. Medgar Evers 32. Rev. James Reeb 33. Fred Shuttleworth 34. W.E.B. Du Bois 35. Ralph Abernathy 36. Viola Gregg Liuzzo 37. Marcus Garvey 38. Andrew Goodman 39. James Chaney 40. Michael Schwerner 41. John Brown 42. Jackie Robinson 43. Dolores Huerta 44. Mary White Ovington 45. William Lloyd Garrison 46. Wang Dan 47. Stephen Samuel Wise 48. Harriet Tubman 49. Dred Scott 50. Booker T.Washington 51. David Richmond (and) 52. Joseph McNeil (Greensboro Four) 53. Martin Delany 54. The Little Rock Nine 55. William Still 56. Thomas Garrett 57. Elizabeth Cady Stanton 58. Samuel Burris 59.Thomas Paine 60. Abigail Kelley Foster 61. Jesse Jackson 62. Eugene V. Debs 63. Lucretia Mott 64. Paul Robeson 65. Henry David Thoreau 66. Shirley Chisholm
Subject: thank you, Bart
Dear Bart and Mrs. Bart,
Just wanted to thank you for all the recent posts
and updates despite your recent stressful situation.
It will be exciting to watch Obama become president.
Finally, someone with good judgment and brains
in the White House.
Thanks for your insight, humor and persistence
in the face of adverse conditions.
Kat, thanks for that.
I remember when Bush stole power. Some whore
on CNN said,
"Pickles is riding with the president to some
function," and I thought, "Why is Pickles
traveling with Bill Clinton?"
Now we gotta re-train our minds again.
When some whore on CNN says, "The
White House said today..." we have to
the urge to say, 'Those lying bastards have
never told the truth about anything."
"There's going to be some missteps, we're going
to have some false starts. We're going to fall short sometimes
and I'm going to make some mistakes..." -- Obama, from my memory,
talking about his upcoming administration
That may be the smartest thing I've heard
By admitting up-front that mistakes will
be made, he once again distinguishes himself from the
Katrina-Iraq-shithead we're getting rid of tomorrow.
The Daily Oklahoman is FOX News in print - all
Rove-approved lies. The Tulsa World is a centrist, right-leaning
paper that always endorses the Republican, but that's not Nazi-enough for the only
state where Obama didn't win one single county.
Oklahoma is now officially the backwards capitol
Indiana and South Carolina joined the the America
of the future while
Oklahoma regrets the progress that Democrats
and Martin Luther King made.
In Oklahoma, "a nigger's" place is on the football field.
If you give us a national title, we'll even elect "a nigger" to congress.
Two little letters - EX - never
meant so much as they do now,
since we can put them before the word president
when talking about Bush.
I sometimes wondered if that day would every arrive.
Your site, more than any other, helped me cope
during this worst president's term in office.
I wish I tuned in (years!) sooner but better
later than never.
So, I want to give you a giant thank you for
all your work.
The job is not done of course, but it is a whole
new and different ball game.
I have a friend who is having knee surgery on
I told her that it was a good omen as the country
is getting a new start under
President Obama, and she will be starting with
a brand new knee. New steps forward for all.
There is alot of work to be done but honestly,
I can't keep my hopefulness tapped down.
Now that the Bush nightmare is really, really
over, it wants to bubble over like a freshly un-corked bottle of champagne.
I feel free, like a great weight has been lifted.
Excerpt: President Obama, on his first day in office,
can make a number of changes that will mark a clean break with the Bush
He can, and should, issue an executive order
revoking any prior order that permits detainee mistreatment by any government
He should begin the process of closing Guantánamo,
and he should submit to Congress a bill to end the use of military commissions,
at least as presently constituted. Over the coming
months he can pursue other reforms to restore respect for the Constitution,
revising the Patriot Act, abolishing secret prisons
and "extraordinary rendition," and ending practices, like signing statements,
seek to undo laws.
While these steps are all crucial, however, it
is not enough merely to cease the abuses of power and apparent criminality
the highest levels of George W. Bush's administration.
We cannot simply shrug off the constitutional and criminal misbehavior
administration, treat it as an aberration and
hope it won't happen again. The misbehavior was not an aberration--aspects
particularly the idea that the president is above
the law, were present in Watergate and in the Iran/Contra scandal. To fully
rule of law and prevent any repetition of Bush's
misconduct, the abuses of his administration must be directly confronted.
University law professor Dawn Johnsen--recently
tapped by Obama to head his Office of Legal Counsel--wrote in Slate last
"We must avoid any temptation simply to move
on. We must instead be honest with ourselves and the world as we condemn
nation's past transgressions and reject Bush's
corruption of our American ideals."
What we need to do is conceptually simple. We
need to launch investigations to get at the central unanswered questions
abuse of power, commence criminal proceedings
and undertake institutional, statutory and constitutional reforms. Perhaps
things don't need to be done at once, but over
time--not too much time--they must take place. Otherwise, we establish
of presidential impunity, which has no place
in a country that cherishes the rule of law or considers itself a democracy.
that the president enjoys virtually unlimited
power as commander in chief at a time of war--which Vice President Dick
defiantly reasserted just last month--brought
us perilously close to military dictatorship.
Excerpt: Obama's economic program can be summed up in
one word: reflation. Massive government spending, preceded
an orgy of bailouts. Earmarks, which yesterday
were anathema, are now presented as a panacea. Spending on this scale
requires some degree of bipartisan complicity,
but how will Obama get the Republicans to go along? You'll notice he's
been courting them rather assiduously, and that's
given rise to a new brand of "conservatives," the so-called Obamacons.
I don't know why antiwar.com is going after
Obama - maybe for the same reason that Kos is, that Buzzflash
that Arianna is, or why most of
the pro-Obama camp has turned on him before he even starts the f-ing job.
Well, actually I do know why - it's because Democrats
hate their heroes.
Did you see that great inauguration concert Sunday night on HBO?
There were lots of good acts, but only one great one.
After most of the acts had played, Biden did a short speech.
Springsteen previewed his extra-boring Superbowl set, failing to heed
the wise advice I gave him about avoiding funeral songs at festive
Sheryl Crow played, Beyonce, and Mary J. Blige did fine - she's almost
Then out came Stevie Wonder, Usher and Shakira and
the Obamas started dancing. Can you believe America has a president who can dance and not look
Garth did some country songs - you know - that unity thing, again.
Then it was time for the biggest band in the world (with Zeppelin retired
U2 came out and played MLK's "Pride" on MLK Day,
on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, with the Bidens
Obamas watching - probably seeing U2 live for the very first time.
last, they took your life,
they could not take your pride."
It was a big enough occasion to drink some REAL tequila, if you catch
U2's a damn hard act to follow,
- the Palestinian dream..." but Obama was up to the challenge with a great speech that avoided
the usual cliches.
Oh, and no issue tomorrow. I'm going to spend the day listening
terribly-self-important Wolf the Whore bloviate horseshit
again and again..
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